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Principals from Greenville County Schools' 83 elementary, middle and high schools recently received their school's proceeds from the highly successful Are You Smarter than a Greenville County Schools Fifth Grader fundraiser held in August. Awards totaling $175,000 were presented, based on student enrollment at each school, with checks ranging from $299 to $5,500.more...
Southside HS Earns National Recognition for Accomplishments in Speech and Debate
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3,800-Plus GCS Students Attend College Fair
More than 3,800 juniors and seniors representing all Greenville County public high schools visited the Greenville County College Fair on Monday, October 25. This represents a 31% increase in student attendance over last year's Fair. Representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities were there to answer questions about college admissions, financial aid and scholarships.: more...
Unofficial Board Meeting Summary
Board Members Present (11): Megan Hickerson, Chairman; Lynda Leventis-Wells, Vice-Chairman; Danna Rohleder, Secretary; Debi Bush, Roger Meek, Dan Moravec, Glenda Morrison-Fair, Tommie Reece, Chuck Saylors, Leola Robinson-Simpson, Pat Sudduth. Absent (1): Dr. Crystal Ball O'Connor.
Welcome, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance - Mrs. Rohleder
Adoption of the Consent Calendar
Recognition of Guests - Students from Furman University and USC-Upstate were recognized.
Appearance of Visitors - None
Superintendent's Report - Dr. Fisher presented an overview of recent accomplishments and noted schools, despite State budget cuts, remain vibrant and focused on continuous improvement.
Revision of Policy AD - School Attendance Areas - Approved the Committee of the Whole's recommendation to revise Board Policy AD - School Attendance Areas. The revisions establish three methods for studying school attendance areas. 1. The Board of Trustees can request a presentation regarding a possible change to an attendance area. This request must be approved by a majority of the Board members. 2. The Administration can recommend to the Board changes in an attendance area for a specific geographic area to address local concerns such as overcrowding in a school. 3. The Student Assignment Advisory Committee can be organized to address District-wide concerns affecting multiple schools. The revisions remove the date that the SAAC must present its recommendation to the Superintendent and also changes the term for SAAC members.
Revision of Policy ED - Building and Grounds Management - Approved the Committee of the Whole's recommendation to approve the revision to Board Policy ED. The revision notes that conduct is being recorded on school premises and provides the reasoning for the use of the surveillance equipment.
Naming of Greer High Stadium Field House - Approved the Committee of the Whole's recommendation to name the new field house at Greer High School Stadium in honor of former Coach Jim Few. Coach Few, a 1961 graduate of Greer High School, returned to his alma mater to serve as a teacher-coach for 22 successful years. He is widely respected for his work ethic and his commitment to the youth of the Greer Community.
Amendment to Lease Agreement Between the School District and Greer Middle College Charter High School - Approved the Committee of the Whole's recommendation to approve the lease agreement, for up to seven additional portable classrooms, between the School District and Greer Middle College Charter High School. The rental fee for each portable will be $4.00/SF per year. Greer Middle College Charter High School will be responsible for moving, setting up, bringing the portable buildings up to applicable codes and/or standards, and returning the portables to the District at the conclusion of the lease.
Physical Education Waiver for Blue Ridge High School (Executive Session) - Approved the Administration's recommendation to waive the physical education requirement for one student at Blue Ridge High School.
Audit of School-Related Expenditures from the Northwest Middle Music Booster Clubs - Approved the Administration's recommendation to accept the audit, which was performed to review activity regarding school-related expenditures from two booster club checking accounts from June 6, 2007 through July 28, 2010. The funds were reimbursed by the school.
Finance Report - No report
Mr. Dan Moravec - Mr. Saylors noted tonight's Board meeting is the last regular meeting for Mr. Moravec, who is not seeking re-election. Mr. Saylors expressed appreciation to Mr. Moravec for his service on the School Board.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.