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June 26 School Board Meeting Highlights


Richland Two June 26, 2018 School Board Meeting Highlights

At 5:30 p.m., after calling the meeting to order, the Richland Two Board of Trustees convened in executive session to discuss a litigation summary; a legal matter regarding transportation; student appeals; a diploma petition; employment recommendations, release and in-district transfers; and employment recommendation. Public session will resume at 6:30 p.m.

Special Recognitions

Ridge View High School student Marco Halbrook won first place in the S.C. History Day Competition in the category of Individual Documentary.

Two R2i2 students won first place in the Biomimicry Institute’s Youth Design Challenge. They are Richland Two Charter High School student Victoria Alexander and Spring Valley High School student Murray McDaniel.

R2i2 Next Energy Engineering Instructor Kirstin Bullington was named a 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow.

Ridge View High School girls track coach Warren Eure was named the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year.

Ridge View High School, Spring Valley High School and the District Office had multiple 2018 Rewards for Excellence winning entries from the SC/National School Public Relations Society. Ridge View won for Excellence in Writing; a Golden Achievement Award for Athletics; Portfolio, the school magazine and four videos. Spring Valley won in the Electronic-Newsletter category for its Viking Update. Megan Moore from Communications and Strategic Partnerships won for the Back to School Handbook and photography. Richland Two was a Medallion winner for its Pathway to Premier: 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

ENVIRO AgScience received Richland Two Community Partners Recognition for winning the 2017 Safety Award from the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.

Voting Items

Consent Agenda — The Board approved the Consent Agenda that included the minutes from the meetings on June 12 and employment recommendations, releases and in-district transfers/promotions.

Executive Session Items — The Board voted on items from executive session including employment recommendations; a diploma petition; a legal matter regarding transportation; and student appeals.

Policy Revisions — The Board approved the proposed changes to Policies DD (Funding Proposals, Grants and Special Projects [NEW]), DDA (Federal Fiscal Compliance [NEW]), IHBF (Homebound Instruction, GBEA (Conflict of Interest/Staff Ethics), BCB (Board Member Conflict of Interest), and CF (Hiring of School Principals/ Building Administrators).

Policy Revision — The Board approved the proposed changes to Policy KFB (Community use of District Conference Facility).

Nomination of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Board — The Board voted Amelia McKie as Chairman, Dr. Monica Elkins-Johnson as Vice Chairman and Lindsay B. Agostini as Secretary of the Richland Two Board of Trustees.

No-Action Requested Items

Legislative Update — Board Member Amelia McKie and Chief Financial Officer Dr. Harry Miley updated the board with an legislative update.

Budget Update — The Board heard budget update from Chief Financial Officer Dr. Harry Miley.

Policy Proposals — The Board received proposed changes to Policies DJ (Purchasing), DJGA (Sales Calls and Demonstrations [NEW]), and GCOA (Evaluation of Instructional Staff).

Superintendent's End-of-Year Report — Dr. Baron R. Davis provided the board with the Superintendent’s End-of-Year Report.