WCPSS--Board of Education
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. QUORUM DETERMINATION
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. INFORMATION Chair's Comments Superintendent's Comments Board Members' Comments
5. APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA
PUBLIC COMMENT - 6 P.M.Citizens who signed up to address the board during public comment will be called on in priority order first for items on the agenda and then for items not on the agenda. Each individual speaker will be allowed two minutes for remarks. Issues or concerns involving personnel matters are not appropriate for this public comment setting. After 30 minutes of public comment, any speakers remaining will be recognized at the end of the agenda for their comments.
6. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES October 13, 2011-Wake County Board of Education Public Hearing Minutes
7. DEED FOR HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY, TEMPORARY DRAINAGE EASEMENT
AND PERMANENT DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASEMENT TO NCDOT (H-7 HIGH
SCHOOL SITE) The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has undertaken a project to improve the White Oak Creek bridge adjacent to the H-7 high school site located on Green Level Church Road in or near the Town of Cary. Based on a survey of the subject property, 0.215 acres of new right-of-way, 0.027 acres of temporary drainage easement and 0.716 acres of permanent drainage and utility easement are necessary on Board property. Terms and conditions have been reached regarding compensation for the acquisition of the easements upon Board property. The requested right-of-way and easements will not interfere with the present or future use of the property. Staff requests that Board grant the requested easements. Copies of the easement document and easement plat are attached. Fiscal Implications: NCDOT will compensate the Board in the amount of $37,940 for the right-of-way and easements. Savings: Not applicable. Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
8. EXTENSION OF THREE JOINT USE AGREEMENTS WITH CITY OF RALEIGH Three Joint Use Agreements (JUAs) to enable shared use of Board property with City of Raleigh were entered into more than twenty years ago (Athens Drive High, Sanderson High, and Lynn Road Elementary) have reached their term and require extension pending execution of new JUAs currently in negotiation. To protect the interests of the Board, Board counsel and staff recommend approval of contract extensions to bind the parties to the original contract terms for a period of less than one year from Board approval or until such time as new agreements are approved and executed by Board and City Council, whichever first occurs. Board Counsel has collaborated with the City Attorney in the preparation of the contract extension, which will be presented to City Council for agreement in December, 2011. A further explanation and copies of the proposed contract extensions are attached hereto. Fiscal Implications: None. Savings: None. Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
9. JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS (JROTC) The Army intends to offer Garner High School and Knightdale High School a JROTC Program to begin January 2012. Fiscal Implications: Garner High School will be devoting 10 months of employment (MOE) and facility space to establish this program. Knightdale High School will be devoting 10 months of employment (MOE) and facility space to establish this program. Savings: The Army will provide approximately $40,000/per school for uniforms and equipment. They will also match school funding by providing 10 months of employment (MOE)equating one teacher position at each school. Recommendation for Action: Staff is requesting Board approval for Knightdale High School, as Garner High School was previously approved on February 16, 2010.
10. REVISIONS FOR BOARD POLICY 1800: BOARD ADVISORY COUNCILS The Board of Education will view and discuss a proposed change to Policy 1800: Board Advisory Councils. The proposal includes the elimination of C8, which states, "Employees of the Wake County Public School System shall not be eligible to serve on a BoardAdvisory Council except those employees officially classified as temporary." Fiscal Implications: None. Savings: N/A. Recommendation for Action: Board members are in the process of recommending Board Advisory Council Members. If this change will be implemented during this school year, the policy will need to be approved immediately. Therefore, staff recommends approval with a waiver of second reading.
11. RECOMMENDATION FOR EMPLOYMENT 1. Professional 2. Support
12. MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH PLACEMENT POLICY Revised, Second Reading In an effort to achieve the goal of all eligible middle school students completing Algebra I by the 8th grade, staff drafted a middle school math placement policy to ensure equity with regards to placement. Fiscal Implications: The draft policy requires the equitable distribution of resources to ensure student success. This could include dollars for tutoring and/or other supplemental resources. This year we will allocate $342,720.00 to schools for tutoring. Savings: None at this time. Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
13. CAPPING OF ENROLLMENT AT WALNUT CREEK FOR THE REMAINDER OF
THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR During the November 22, 2011 Board of Education work session, staff recommended capping at Walnut Creek Elementary School due to increasing enrollment. In order to approve this recommendation, the Board will also need to waive Policy 6204 which requires that decisions related to capping are made by May 1 on an annual basis. Fiscal Implications: Changes in bus routes may affect funding. Savings: None: Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
14. BOARD POLICY 1322: AGENDAS Revised; First Reading The Board of Education will view and discuss a proposed change to Policy 1322, Agenda. The recommended change, in Section B1, states the following:The Board Chair, the Superintendent, or a majority of the Board may add items to the agenda, including resolutions, at the beginning of the Board meeting. Items may only be added for Board action if the requirements of Policy 1321, Board Meeting Preparation, are met. Fiscal Implications: None. Savings: N/A. Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
15. REVISIONS FOR POLICY 1321: BOARD MEETING PREPARATION The Board of Education will view and discuss a proposed change to Policy 1321, Board Meeting Preparation. The recommended change states: Before actions by the Board of Education are requested or recommended, either by the Superintendent or a Board Member, adequate data and back-up information shall be provided to assist the Board in reaching sound and objective decisions consistent with established goals. Action items, including resolutions, can only be added to the Board agenda in compliance with Policy 1322. Fiscal Implications: None: Savings: NA Recommendation for Action: Board approval is requested.
CLOSED SESSIONTo consider confidential personnel information protected under G.S. 143-318.11 (a) (6) and 115C-319.To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the Board in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the Board. G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(3).
ACTION ITEMS CONT'D
16. RECOMMENDATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT(S)
ADJOURNMENT Meetings will be held at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518 unless otherwise indicated.