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					              DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION
                          STATE BOARD MINUTES
                       1800 Century Place, NE , Suite 400
                                 Atlanta, GA

                                       AUGUST 2, 2007

                                           1:00 P.M.


MEMBERS PRESENT                                          MEMBERS ABSENT

Dean Alford                                             Mary Flanders
Annie Hunt Burriss                                      Lee Lee James
Don Chapman                                             Cedric Johnson
Ben Copeland                                            Otis Raybon
Michael Daniel                                          Emerson Russell
McGrath Keen                                            Jimmy Tallent
Ann Purcell
Sandra Reed
Allen Rice
Earl Smith
Larry Snellgrove
Michael Sullivan
Carl Swearingen
Ben Tarbutton

CALL TO ORDER

Pursuant to date, time and place stated above, Chairman Swearingen called the meeting to order.


CHAIRMAN REPORT

Chairman Swearingen called attention to the new name plates for each member and business
cards for those requesting cards.

Recognized Victoria Rice, as a recipient of the DTAE Customer Service “Hero” Award.

Recognized Michael Daniel with a resolution and gift from the Board for his 2-years of service
as Vice Chairman of the Board.

   1) Reminded everyone to get nominations in for the Ken Breeden and Charlie Harris
      Awards. Deadline is September 17, 2007.
   2) September 5 & 6, meeting will be in Rome at Coosa Valley Technical College. Tentative
      overall Agenda is in each notebook. Details will be in September Board Book.



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   3) October 4, meeting will be in Atlanta
   4) November 1, meeting will be October 31, in Atlanta (Hyatt Hotel downtown) and in
      conjunction with the Fall Leadership Conference. Adult Literacy Conference will begin
      October 31, at the Hilton Hotel Downtown with a “Kick Off” luncheon at noon.
   5) Rick Perkins Awards for the Lighthouse Conference in Augusta for September 13 and
      judges are needed.
   6) Called attention to Article on Cedric Johnson

Chairman announce several meetings he and the Commissioner have been involved: tele-
conference meeting with Lt. Governor; meeting with Governor Perdue; meeting with Chancellor
of Regents; met with Laura and a distinguished member of the house; a meeting is to take place
in a few weeks with the Superintendent of Schools and tomorrow will meet with Debra Lyons
who is setting up “Workforce Development Initiative” for the Governor.


COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

   Career Academies
   1) SGA’s for Academies released July 13 and sent to Technical College presidents and all
      local school superintendents. A copy sent to the Governor and Lt. Governor and House
      and Senate Leadership.
   2) September 17, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to submit application and applications
       can be submitted electronically or by U.S. Mail.
   3) Received $1.5M cash; $15M in bonds
   4) Propose holding workshops/meeting to discuss issues how bonds can be utilized
   5) State Board Review Committee; Larry Snellgrove, Dean Alford, Don Chapman,
       Allen Rice will serve as Ex Officio Member
   6) Working with staff, Committee will recommend funding for five Career Academies for
       Board approval

   Summer 7-Day Enrollment Report
    1) Report indicated 4.9% increase over last year’s report and dual enrollment data not
       included; this will be posted later.

   Governor’s Work Ready Workshops
    1) Debra Lyons has announced two Work Ready Region Information Sessions for
       Regional Workforce Grants:
          (a) August 14 – Warner Robins, GA at the Aviation Museum
          (b) August 16 – Capitol Education Center, Atlanta
    2) Technical College System of Georgia is a critical component to the Governor’s Work
       Ready initiative
          (a) Provides assessments
          (b) Job profiling
          (c) Staffing and Support

Technical College System of Georgia Website



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   1)   Interactive
   2)   User friendly
   3)   Meets expectations of young audience
   4)   Shared with Governor Perdue

Tuition

“Because of the information relating to the financial stability of the organization and funding
levels, we are having conversations with principles involved that need to be involved in making a
decision about a tuition increase. No final agreement about this increase at this point in time, but
the Board will be asked in some short term to deal with a recommendation of a tuition increase.”


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon a motion by Mr. Snellgrove, second by Mr. Rice, the Board approved the June 7, 2007,
State Board Minutes. *There is a correction in the June 7, 2007, State Board Minutes under the
Commissioner’s report. Please refer and note that Albany Technical College’s request to name
the former Albany Fire Station # 5 located at the intersection of Lowe and Newton Roads in
Albany, Georgia, the Charles B. Gillespie, MD Center for Emergency Responders was omitted.
This was presented, a motion was made and approved. Please refer to the Commissioner’s report
of the June 7, 2007, State Board minutes.

*Corrected minutes are posted on Website.



COMMITTEE REPORTS


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND ADULT LITERACY

Save the date for Georgia’s Fall Adult Literacy Institute which begins immediately after the Fall
Leadership Conference and will be at the Hilton Hotel, downtown Atlanta.

Dr. Reed reported that the AAAL Committee in the future all requests for terminations of
programs will be sent to Facilities and Real Estate Committee for them to look at space
availability with these terminations and make sure space is being utilized.

The Committee discussed the seating of local Board members prior to State Board a pproval.
Therefore, the following action not on the Agenda was brought to the table from the Committee.

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Ms. Purcell, the Board approved the motion from the
Committee requesting the Governance, Compliance, and Audit Committee to review Board
Policy 1D 1A “Local Board By Laws”. (The Committee wants to be assured appropriate
structural alignment to facilitate the timeline for reviewing action for



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appointments/reappointments for local boards. Local Board members should not begin serving
on the local boards until State Board has approved that assignment.)


I. Local Board Appointments/Re-Appointments

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Mr. Chapman and Mr. Rice, the Board approved for the
technical colleges below, that the persons listed be appointed/reappointed to the local board of
directors of the technical college.

A.    Athens Technical College (re-appointment)
      Bill Cabaniss, Oglethorpe County (re-appointment)
      Frank Christa, Oconee County (expiration June 30, 2010)

B.     Augusta Technical College (re-appointment)
       Tommie Aaron, Richmond County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       Alana Burke, Lincoln County (expiration June 30, 2010)

C.     Griffin Technical College (appointments)
       Sherri Moody, Pike County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       James L. Ogletree, Spalding County (expiration June 30, 2010)

D.     Middle Georgia Technical College (re-appointment)
       Michael O’Hara, Houston County (expiration June 30, 2010)

E.     Ogeechee Technical College (appointment)
       Emelyn T. Hunter, Screven County (expiration June 30, 2010)

F.     Southeastern Technical College (appointment)
       Charlton Rogers, Tattnall County (expiration June 30, 2010)

G.     Swainsboro Technical College (appointment)
       Jennie Wren Denmark, Emanuel County (expiration June 30, 2010)


II. Placement of Local Board Member Appointment/Reappointment on Board Table

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Ms. Purcell, the Board approved for the technical
colleges below that the names listed be placed on the Board table until the September meeting
for consideration of appointment to the local board of directors.

A.     Altamaha Technical College (Re-appointment)
       Lana Cooper, Appling County (expiration June 30, 2010)

B.     Appalachian Technical College (Appointment)
       Pam Carnes, Cherokee County (expiration June 30, 2010)



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C.     Chattahoochee Technical College (Re-appointment)
       Tammy Cohen, Cobb County (expiration June 30, 2010)

D.     Coosa Valley Technical College (Appointment)
       James “Paul” Ferguson, Floyd County (expiration June 30, 2010)

E.     Heart of Georgia Technical College (Re-appointments)
       June Bradfield, Telfar County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       Sandra McNeal, Wheeler County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       Dr. Robert Plummer, Laurens County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       Jim Rhodes, Bleckly County (expiration June 30, 2010)

F.     Middle Georgia Technical College (Re-appointment)
       Tommy Stalnaker, Houston County (expiration June 30, 2010)

G.     North Georgia Technical College (Appointment)
       Beth Wright, Towns County (expiration June 30, 2010)

H.     North Metro Technical College (Appointments)
       Deborah Underkoffler, Cobb County (expiration June 30, 2010)
       Edward Woodrow, Bartow County (expiration June 30, 2010)

I.     Savannah Technical College (Appointment)
       Donald Lovette, Liberty County (expiration June 30, 2010)


III.   Approval of Diplomas and Degrees

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Mr. Rice and Mr. Chapman, the Board approved that the
college requests listed below to offer diploma and degree programs effective the quarter
specified for each request. Any fiscal requirements to begin these programs must be approved
through the standard budget approval process.

Albany Technical College - (Main Campus) Diploma program in Plumbing effective Fall
2008

Athens Technical College - (Walton) Diploma program in Automotive Technology
effective Summer 2007

Athens Technical College - (Walton) Diploma program in Cosmetology effective Summer
2007

Athens Technical College - (Greene County Campus) Diploma program in Criminal Justice
effective Summer 2007




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Athens Technical College - (Greene County Campus) Diploma program in Early Childhood
Care and Education effective Summer 2007

Athens Technical College - (Main Campus) Diploma program in Social Work Assistant
Diploma effective Fall 2007

Athens Technical College - (Main Campus) Degree program in Social Work Assistant,
Associate Degree effective Fall 2007

Central Georgia Technical College - (Crawford County Center Milledgeville
Campus) Diploma program in Industrial Mechanical Systems effective Fall 2007

Heart of Georgia Technical College - (Main Campus) Diploma program in Cosmetology
effective Fall 2008

North Metro Technical College - (Main Campus) Degree program in Physical Therapy
Assistant effective Spring 2008

Ogeechee Technical College - (Main Campus) Degree program in Forest Technology
effective Winter 2008

Ogeechee Technical College - (Main Campus) Diploma program in Forest Technology
effective Winter 2008


IV. Approval of Technical Certificates of Credit

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Mr. Snellgrove, the Board approved that the college
requests listed below to offer technical certificates of credit effective the quarter specified for
each request.

Albany Technical College
(Main Campus)
Qualified Medication Aide effective Fall 2008.

Athens Technical College
(Greene County Campus)
Nail Technician effective Summer 2007.
(Main Campus)
Culinary Nutrition Assistant effective Fall 2007.
(Walton)
Culinary Nutrition Assistant effective Fall 2007.




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Central Georgia Technical College
(Macon Campus)
Computer Forensics and Data Recovery Specialist effective Fall 2007.

DeKalb Technical College
(Clarkston Campus)
Cosmetology Instructor Training effective Fall 2007.
(Covington-Newton Campus)
Cosmetology Instructor Training effective Fall 2007.

Heart of Georgia Technical College
(Main Campus)
Cosmetic Esthetician effective Fall 2008.
Nail Technician effective Fall 2008.

Middle Georgia Technical College
(Main Campus)
Health Unit Coordination Specialist effective Fall 2007.
Law Enforcement Investigations Assistant effective Fall 2007.

North Georgia Technical College
(Blairsville Campus)
Vineyard Technician effective Fall 2007

North Metro Technical College
(Main Campus)
Industrial Fluid Power Technician TCC effective Summer 2007.

Ogeechee Technical College
(Main Campus)
Basic Marine Engine Technician effective Winter 2008.

West Georgia Technical College
(Main Campus)
Certified Warehousing Distribution Specialist effective Fall 2007.
Computerized Tomography Specialist effective Fall 2007.


V. Program Terminations

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Ms. Purcell, the Board approved that the college requests
listed below to terminate diploma, degree, and technical certificate of credit programs effective
as stated for each program.




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Diploma and Degree Programs

Flint River Technical College
(Main Campus)                                  Printing/Graphics Technology, diploma –
effective Summer 08
(Main Campus)                                  Printing/Graphics Technology, degree –
effective Summer 08

Lanier Technical College
(Oakwood Campus)                       Occupational Health/Safety Tech, diploma –
effective Spring 08.
(Oakwood Campus)                       Occupational Health/Safety Tech, degree – effective
Spring 08.

Technical Certificates of Credit

Heart of Georgia
(Main Campus)                                  Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
(Main Campus)                                  Help Desk Analyst

Lanier Technical College
(Oakwood Campus)                       Occupational Safety Manager          - effective
Spring 08

Swainsboro Technical College
(Main Campus)                                  Infant and Toddler Child Care Specialist
(Main Campus)                                  Cisco CCNP Specialist
(Main Campus)                                  Computer Repair Technician
(Main Campus)                                  Linux/Unix Administrator
(Main Campus)                                  Network Cabling Technician
(Main Campus)                                  Dental Assisting Aid
(Main Campus)                                  Web Design Specialist
(Main Campus)                                  Preparation for ABA

West Ga. Technical College
(Main Campus)                                  Digital Media Production
(Main Campus)                                  Digital Post Production
(Main Campus)                                  Microsoft Windows 2000 Specialist
(Main Campus)                                  Patient Care Assisting
(Main Campus)                                  Web Site Design Specialist


VI. Approval of Program Standards and Revisions

Upon a motion by Dr. Reed, second by Ms. Purcell, the Board approved that the proposed
revisions to the Program Standards of Healthcare Technical Certificate of Credit as



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recommended by the Presidents Council. Institutions may implement the revisions immediately
and must implement them by Fall Quarter 2008 (200902).



GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE, AND AUDIT

Mr. Snellgrove reported that the Committee reviewed the final college audit and this was from
Ogeechee Technical College.


I. Upon a motion by Mr. Snellgrove, second by Mr. Rice and Dr. Reed, the Board approved the
following policies that were tabled at the June 7, 2007, Board. (Please refer to June 7, 2007,
State Board Minutes for the written policies)

    1. State Board Policy related to the Enactment of State Board Policies

   2. IV. G. Technical College Calendars



OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

Actions for Ratification

Equipment Purchases and Contracts:

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Mr. Rice and Ms. Burriss, the Board approved the
decisions granted to the Commissioner by ratification on a June 28, 2007, conference call. The
following purchases for the designated items listed below or requested contracts at a cost not to
exceed the amount stated were approved by the Commissioner.

       1) Atlanta Technical College, Multimedia A/V equipment and accessories from
          Southern Business Communications for 64 instructional classrooms; cost
          $151,062.00.
           This expenditure was handled through the normal bid process and will be paid for
           with local funds.

       2) Atlanta Technical College, Automotive equipment (including NATEF Custom
          Master Tool package, Imaging Alignment System, & Modular Diagnostic
          Information System Scanner/adapter) from Snap-On Tools; cost $125,410.00.
           This expenditure was handled through the normal bid process and will be paid for
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         3) Chattahoochee Technical College, 210 computers, 5 laptops, 2 servers from Dell
            for multiple campuses; cost $273,928.00
            This request is being handled thru the statewide WSCA contract and will be paid with
            bond funds.
         4) Chattahoochee Technical College, Video teleconferencing system from Visual
            Systems Group, Inc. for new building on main campus; cost $81,985.00.
            This request is being handled thru the statewide GTA contract and will be paid with
            both bond and local funds.

         5) Coosa Valley Technical College, Aircraft system maintenance training equipment
            for 23 specialty areas from Avotek; cost $179,032.00.
            This expenditure will be paid with bond funds.

         6) DeKalb Technical College, Total Audio Visual system and accessories for new
            Conference Center building, cost $239,147.00.
            This expenditure was handled through the normal bid process and will be paid with
            local funds.

         7) Savannah Technical College, Renewal of existing HVAC maintenance contract for
            FY08 with Siemens Building Technologies for time period 7/01/07 thru 6/30/08; cost
            $106,000.00.
            This expenditure will be paid with local funds.

         8) Southeastern Technical College, Dental training equipment and supplies from
            Patterson Dental Supply Inc for new dental program; cost $378,883.00.
            This request was competitively bid and will be paid with bond funds.

      9-10) West GA Technical College, APC Infrastructure equipment ($167,171) from
            Coleman Technologies, Inc., and CISCO networking equipment ($386,600) from
            Cpak Technology Solutions, for new Raytheon building; total request $553,771.00.

            The Infrastructure request has been competitively bid and the CISCO request is being
            handled thru the statewide contract. Bond funds are available for both expenditures.

New Request for August, 2007
11)     Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Mr. Rice and Ms. Burriss, the Board approved
         to authorize the Commissioner to renew the contract for FY08 with Clements Group,
         L.C., for Fund Raising Consulting Services in the amount of $288,000.00, plus consultant
         travel expenses.



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           The renewal with the Clements Group will allow for the continuation of our fund
     raising initiative for its second year (time period 7/01/07 thru 6/30/08). Business
     Partnership Development Workshops will continue to be held for the remainder of the year
     (July – December 2007) and will be conducted three per month for each of the three
     regions (Northern, Central and Southern). A portion of the motion ($144,000.00) covers
     the cost of these workshops for a total of 18 workshops.
     For the remainder of FY2008, Gift Planning Workshops will be held (January – June
     2008) and will be conducted three per month for each of the three regions as previously
     designated above. Another portion of the total ($144,000.00) covers the cost of these 18
     workshops.
     Funds are available for this expenditure.



EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Sullivan stated a discussion took place on legislatively changing the agency name from
DTAE to the Technical College System of Georgia. Commissioner stated he would like to get
information for the Board and Chairman Swearingen requested the Commissioner take this as an
action item and bring before the Board in September.

The new website is up for the Technical College System of Georgia.

The Road Trip series has garnered three more Telly Awards.

The PR peer group had a presentation on how to market to generation Y.

The committee requested assistance to be provided to Laura Gammage during the legislative
session.

Mr. Sullivan provided the board the economic development year end numbers for FY07.
Contract Training through the VP’s of Economic Development were number of companies
served – 1,588; number of trainees – 110,231; number of hours trained – 1,631,694; continuing
education – 50,715. Mr. Sullivan provided the board with the June and July 2007 report on
Quick Start prospect activity and announcements. There were a total of 26 prospects with the
potential of 8,495 jobs and 20 announcements with 687 new jobs.



FACILITIES AND REAL ESTATE


APPROVAL OF LAND ACQUISITIONS

Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Keen and Mr. Sullivan, the Board approved items
A (Altamaha Technical College) and Item B (Appalachian Technical College). Item C


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(Savannah Technical College) request was removed from Agenda and will be presented at
a later date.

A.     Adopt the attached Resolution regarding the acquisition of 7.162 acres of land located on
       U. S. Hwy 1, Baxley, by Altamaha Technical College, Appling County, Georgia, from
       the Appling County Board of Commissioners, subject to approval of the acquisition by
       the State Properties Commission.

B.     Adopt the attached Resolution regarding the acquisition of 25 acres of land located in The
       BLUFFS Technology Park, Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, from
       Hickory Log Bluff, LLC, for use as the Cherokee County campus of Appalachian
       Technical College, subject to approval of the acquisition by the State Properties
       Commission.

C.     MOTION is made to approve the purchase of 54.03 acres of land located on
       Crossroads Parkway, Crossroads Business Center, Savannah, Georgia, from the
       Savannah Technical College Foundation, Inc., at a purchase price of $1,495,900.00,
       for use of Savannah Technical College, subject to approval of the purchase by the
       State Properties Commission. Funds for use with the purchase of this property are
       from Series 2005B Bond Funds under Project No. DTAE-215, Property Acquisition,
       Crossroads Campus, Savannah Technical College.


APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Smith, Mr. Alford and Mr. Tarbutton, the Board
approved the approval of Contracts on items below A, B, C, D, E , F, G. and H as presented in
regards to the funding listed.

A.     Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Atlanta Paving and Concrete,
       Atlanta, Georgia, for Repaving of Parking Lots at Atlanta Technical College. The
       amount of the contract is $881,559.11. Funding for this project is from local funds.

B.     Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Banner Security Systems, Inc.,
       Conyers, Georgia, for Upgrade, Replacement and Installation of Campus Security System
       at Atlanta Technical College. The amount of the contract is $115,735.00. Funding for
       this project is from local funds.

C.     Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Architectural Signage,
       Norcross, Georgia for the Purchase and Installation of Signage for Central Georgia
       Technical College. The amount of the contract is $95,307.61. The source of funds for
       this project is local funds.

D.     Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Greene Concrete and
       Construction Co., Fitzgerald, Georgia, for construction of a CDL/Truck Driving Range
       for the Coffee County Campus of East Central Technical College. The amount of the



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      contract is $798,352.00. The source of funding for this project is from remaining
      construction funds from Project No. DTAE-110 Telecommunications Center, East
      Central Technical College and FY2006 MRR Bond funds.

E.   Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Massana
     Construction Co., Tyrone, Georgia, for Asphalt Repair and Resurfacing of CDL Training
     Area, Griffin Technical College. The amount of the contract is $95,559.00. Funding for
     this project is from local funds.

F.   Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with CDB
     Construction, Inc., Kingston, Georgia, for Renovation of Student Services Building 200
     and Administrative Offices Building 100. The amount of the contract is $267,414.00.
     Funding for this project is from FY2006 MRR Bond funds in the amount of $94,000.00
     and Local funds in the amount of $173,414.00.

      Building 100 – Renovation of the existing Business Office (Administrative Services) and
      expansion into additional adjoining space. The project will include the demolition of one
      block wall and several walls of wood and sheetrock construction. New walls will be
      constructed to provide more efficient use of office space, more convenient access to
      Human Resources and Purchasing, with increased security for the Cashier and
      Accounting areas.

      Building 200 – Renovation of the existing Student Services Offices and expansion into
      additional space. Minor demolition is involved. New walls are to be constructed to
      accommodate the needs of the Registrar and Student Records personnel. Changes will
      expand and enhance the Student waiting area and improve access for Students to the
      more visited service areas such as Admissions and Financial Aid.

G.    Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Ace Electric, Inc., Valdosta,
      Georgia, for the Purchase and Installation of a Security/Public Address System at
      Moultrie Technical College. The amount of the contract is $97,505.64. Funding for this
      project is from local funds.

H     Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Architectural Contractors,
      Carrolton, Georgia, for a Pre-Engineered Metal Building at West Central Technical
      College. The amount of the contract is $218,153.00. Funding for this project is from
      local funds.

APPROVAL OF CAPITAL OUTLAY LIST

      Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Chapman and Mr. Daniel, the Board
      approved the FY2009 Capital Outlay Budget request as recommended by the Facilities
      and Real Estate Committee and as listed below:




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     Priority              College                                  Project                               Amount


     1              Various                 Equipment for New Buildings                               11,594,000
     2              All                     Obsolete Equipment                                        10,000,000
     3              All                     Minor Repairs & Renovations MRR                            2,500,000
     4              Central Georgia         Center for Health Sciences - Milledgeville Campus         17,680,000
     5              Atlanta                 Library Renovation                                         4,192,000
     6              Athens                  Industrial Technology Building - Elbert County Campus      5,237,000
     7              Appalachian             Cherokee County Campus ($7 million funded in FY08)         7,856,000
     8              Albany                  Logistics Training Center                                  9,155,000
     9              Southwest Georgia       Classroom Building - Phase 2                              12,762,000
     10             Gwinnett                Life Science Building                                     18,632,000
                                            Medical Technology Building (including 12 acres
     11             Griffin                 property)                                                 19,064,000
     12             Moultrie                Allied Health Building                                     9,492,000
     13             Sandersville            Health Sciences and Business Development Building          9,046,000

                    Statewide Initiative    Career Academies                                          15,000,000



ACTIONS FOR RATIFICATION

Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Smith the Board approved per a Conference Call
vote on June 28, 2007 then conducted by Chairman Copeland to ratify these actions on items
below A, B, C, and D in regards with the information stated.

A.              Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Quality Power Concepts, Inc.,
                Woodstock, Georgia, for the Purchase and Installation of an Emergency Generator for
                Chattahoochee Technical College, Mountain View Campus. The amount of the contract
                is $97,000.00. Funding for this project is from FY2006 MRR Bond funds.

B.              Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with National Building Contractors,
                Inc., Conyers, Georgia, for Wall Repairs and Sectional Roof Replacement, Vaughan
                Building, Chattahoochee Technical College. The amount of the contract is of
                $77,450.00. Funding for this project is from FY2006 MRR Bond funds.

C.              Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Open Options Systems, Inc.,
                Lithonia, Georgia, for Purchase and Installation of an Upgrade for the Card Access
                System at Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta and Mountain View Campuses.
                The amount of the contract is $99,853.45. Funding for this project is from FY2006 MRR
                Bond funds.




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D.      Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Essam’s Flooring, Norcross,
        Georgia, for Replacement of Carpet at North Metro Technical College. The amount of
        the contract is $79,950.00. Funding for this project is from FY2006 MRR Bond funds.


RESOLUTION FOR SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

        A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Snellgrove and Mr. Chapman, the
           Board approved to adopt a Resolution for the sale of FY2007-2008 Five Year General
           Obligation Bonds in the principal amount of $12,070,000.00.

The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission requests approval of a Resolution for
the sale of five year General Obligation Bonds for the following projects:

      Project                                                     Bond Sale Amount
DeKalb Technical College                                            $ 3,900,000
 Equipment for Classroom Building

Griffin Technical College                                            $   610,000
 Equipment for Butts County Center

Middle Georgia Technical College                                     $   560,000
 Equipment for Child Development Building

All Technical Colleges – Replace Obsolete Equipment                  $ 7,000,000
                        TOTAL                                        $12,070,000



     B. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Snellgrove and Mr. Chapman, the Board
        approved to adopt a Resolution for the sale of FY2007-2008 twenty-year General
        Obligation Bonds in the principal amount of $29,900,000.00.

The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission requests approval of a Resolution for
the sale of twenty year General Obligation Bonds for the following projects:

Columbus Technical College                                           $ 1,100,000
 Health Science Building

Athens Technical College                                             $ 1,000,000
 Health Science Building

Appalachian Technical College                                        $ 1,000,000
 Cherokee County Campus

Coosa Valley Technical College                                       $11,900,000



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 Phase 3 Classroom Building, Gordon County Campus

Career Academies                                                         $15,000,000
                               TOTAL                                     $29,900,000




                                 RESOLUTION OF
                              THE STATE BOARD OF
                         TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION


       WHEREAS, the State Board of Technical and Adult Education (hereinafter the "Board"),

has been charged with providing a comprehensive program of literacy, career, occupational, and

technical education for adults and out-of-school youths and with establishing standards, rules,

regulations and policies for the orderly and efficient operation of the Department of Technical and

Adult Education, O.C.G.A. §20-4-11; and

       WHEREAS FURTHER, pursuant to paragraphs I through III of section IV of article VII

of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ga. Const. art. VII, sec. IV, par. I through III, the

General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007-2008 (Act No. 377, 2007 Regular Session, H.B.

95) was enacted by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor on May 30, 2007, so as to

make the following appropriations to the General Obligation Debt Sinking Fund:

       From State General Funds, $889,200 is specifically appropriated for the purpose
       of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult
       Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension,
       enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings,
       structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in
       connection therewith, $3,900,000 in principal amount of General Obligation Debt,
       the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of 60 months.

       From State General Funds, $139,080 is specifically appropriated for the purpose
       of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult
       Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension,
       enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings,



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       structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in
       connection therewith, $610,000 in principal amount of General Obligation Debt,
       the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of 60 months.

       From State General Funds, $1,596,000 is specifically appropriated for the purpose
       of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult
       Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension,
       enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings,
       structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in
       connection therewith, $7,000,000 in principal amount of General Obligation Debt,
       the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of 60 months.

       From State General Funds, $127,680 is specifically appropriated for the purpose of
       financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult
       Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension,
       enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings,
       structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in
       connection therewith, $560,000 in principal amount of General Obligation Debt,
       the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of 60 months.

       WHEREAS FURTHER, the Georgia Constitution and the Georgia State Financing and

Investment Commission Act provide that general obligation debt can only be issued for the

benefit of the State, its departments, agencies, and institutions, and only for state authorities if

they were created and activated prior to November 8, 1960, Ga. Const., art. VII, sec. IV, par.

I(c); O.C.G.A. § 50-17-24(b) (3); and

       WHEREAS FURTHER, the Department of Technical and Adult Education is a

department of state government, O.C.G.A. § 20-4-14; and

WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board finds an immediate need for, and requests issuance of,

$12,070,000 in aggregate principal amount of State of Georgia General Obligation Bonds

authorized in the appropriations set forth above, for the purpose of financing projects and facilities

for the Department of Technical and Adult Education by means of the acquisition, construction,

development, extension, enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways,




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buildings, structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in

connection therewith; and

        WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board desires to request the issuance of State of Georgia

General Obligation Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $12,070,000 for all or certain

portions of the projects and facilities referenced in the appropriations set forth above, hereinafter

referred to as the "Projects"; and

        WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board is aware of the provisions and requirements of the

Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, (the "Tax Code") and the regulations issued there

under respecting arbitrage bonds and private activity bonds, and is aware that the Projects must

proceed with due diligence and be timely completed following receipt of the proceeds derived from

the sale of general obligation bonds,

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STATE BOARD OF

TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION:

SECTION 1.

     That the Board hereby approves and authorizes financing the Projects as described above.
SECTION 2.

        That the Board hereby recommends to the Georgia State Financing and Investment
Commission that it undertake to issue $12,070,000 in aggregate principal amount of general
obligation debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of sixty (60)
months, for the purpose of financing the Projects.
SECTION 3.

        That the Board hereby determines that the final plans for the Projects are sufficiently
complete such that substantial binding obligations to a third party or parties, involving the
expenditure of at least five percent (5%) of the proceeds of the bonds (as defined in the
regulations issued under the Tax Code), to commence or acquire the Projects will be incurred
within six (6) months after the issuance of the bonds, that eighty-five percent (85%) of the
spendable proceeds of the bonds will be expended within three (3) years after the issuance of the
bonds, and that the original proceeds of the bonds herein requested and anticipated investment
proceeds (net of interest on the bonds during the estimated period of construction) will not
exceed by more than five percent (5%) the amount necessary for financing the Projects.



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        The Board further determines that during the time the bonds are outstanding, it will not
take or omit to take any action which would cause the bonds to be arbitrage bonds under the Tax
Code, and it will not use the proceeds of the bonds or the Projects financed with the bonds for
any non-governmental purpose or any purpose constituting a private activity as defined by the
Tax Code. The Board further determines that the term of the bonds will not be longer than 120%
of the reasonably expected economic life of the projects financed.
        The Board further determines that no proceeds of the bonds will be used for
reimbursement of any Project expenditures which were made before the anticipated delivery date
of the bonds, except in situations where prior to such expenditure the Board obtains a
Declaration of Intent from the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission or is
otherwise advised in writing by the Commission that such reimbursement will be permitted, it
being the intention of the Board to comply in all respects with Section 1.150-2 of the Regulations
under the Tax Code.
        The Board further determines that none of the expenditures of proceeds of the bonds for

the Projects will constitute working capital expenditures (as defined in the regulations issued

under the Tax Code).

SECTION 4.

       That the Board hereby approves, authorizes and directs the Commissioner of the
Department to communicate a request to the Georgia State Financing and Investment
Commission that said Commission issue the general obligation debt as described in Section 2
above.
SECTION 5.

       That the Commissioner of the Department of Technical and Adult Education is hereby
authorized and directed to execute any instruments and take whatever action which may be
necessary in connection with the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Georgia State
Financing and Investment Commission, including but not limited to, the preparation and
execution of answers in connection with any legal proceeding as to the validity of any action by
the Board for the bonds issued by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. The
Attorney General or any Assistant Attorneys General of the State of Georgia are authorized to
execute acknowledgment of service and waiver of process of such legal proceedings.


This Resolution is hereby approved this 2nd day of August, 2007.




                                                      __________________________________
                                                      CARL SWEARINGEN
                                                      CHAIRMAN



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                                           STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND
                                           ADULT EDUCATION

ATTEST:



__________________________________
BELVA STRICKLAND
SECRETARY
STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND
ADULT EDUCATION




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CERTIFICATE


       I, Belva Strickland, Secretary of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education,
hereby certify that I am custodian of the Minutes of the State Board of Technical and Adult
Education and that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution duly adopted by the
Board at a meeting duly held and open to the public in DeKalb County, on August 2, 2007.


       This 2nd day of August, 2007.



                                             ____________________________________
                                             BELVA STRICKLAND
                                             SECRETARY
                                             STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND ADULT
                                             EDUCATION




                                 RESOLUTION OF
                              THE STATE BOARD OF
                         TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION


       WHEREAS, the State Board of Technical and Adult Education (hereinafter the "Board"),

has been charged with providing a comprehensive program of literacy, career, occupational, and

technical education for adults and out-of-school youths and with establishing standards, rules,

regulations and policies for the orderly and efficient operation of the Department of Technical and

Adult Education, O.C.G.A. §20-4-11; and

       WHEREAS FURTHER, pursuant to paragraphs I through III of section IV of article VII

of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ga. Const. art. VII, sec. IV, par. I through III, the

General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007-2008 (Act No. 377, 2007 Regular Session, H.B.




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95) was enacted by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor on May 30, 2007, so as to

make the following appropriations to the General Obligation Debt Sinking Fund:

       From State General Funds, $1,391,228 is specifically appropriated for the
       purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and
       Adult Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development,
       extension, enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways,
       buildings, structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or
       useful in connection therewith, $16,285,000 in principal amount of General
       Obligation Debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of
       240 months.

       From State General Funds, $1,521,935 is specifically appropriated for the
       purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and
       Adult Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development,
       extension, enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways,
       buildings, structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or
       useful in connection therewith, $17,815,000 in principal amount of General
       Obligation Debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of
       240 months.

       From State General Funds, $598,011 is specifically appropriated for the purpose
       of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult
       Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension,
       enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings,
       structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or useful in
       connection therewith, $7,000,000 in principal amount of General Obligation
       Debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of 240 months.

       From State General Funds, $1,281,450 is specifically appropriated for the
       purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and
       Adult Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development,
       extension, enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways,
       buildings, structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or
       useful in connection therewith, $15,000,000 in principal amount of General
       Obligation Debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of
       240 months.

       From State General Funds, $1,016,617 is specifically appropriated for the
       purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and
       Adult Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development,
       extension, enlargement, or improvement of land, waters, property, highways,
       buildings, structures, equipment or facilities, both real and personal, necessary or
       useful in connection therewith, $11,900,000 in principal amount of General




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       Obligation Debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of
       240 months.

       WHEREAS FURTHER, the Georgia Constitution and the Georgia State Financing and

Investment Commission Act provide that general obligation debt can only be issued for the

benefit of the State, its departments, agencies, and institutions, and only for state authorities if

they were created and activated prior to November 8, 1960, Ga. Const., art. VII, sec. IV, par.

I(c); O.C.G.A. § 50-17-24(b) (3); and

       WHEREAS FURTHER, the Department of Technical and Adult Education is a

department of state government, O.C.G.A. § 20-4-14; and

WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board finds an immediate need for, and requests issuance of,

     $1,000,000 out of the aggregate total principal amount of $16,285,000 of State of Georgia

       General Obligation Bonds authorized in the first appropriation set forth above,

      $1,000,000 out of the aggregate total principal amount of $17,815,000 State of Georgia

       General Obligation Bonds authorized in the second appropriation set forth above,

      $1,000,000 out of the aggregate total principal amount of $7,000,000 State of Georgia

       General Obligation Bonds authorized in the third appropriation set forth above,

      $15,000,000 aggregate total principal amount of State of Georgia General Obligation Bonds

       authorized in the fourth appropriation set forth above,

      $11,900,000 aggregate total principal amount State of Georgia General Obligation Bonds

       authorized in the fifth appropriation set forth above,

for the purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Department of Technical and Adult

Education by means of the acquisition, construction, development, extension, enlargement, or

improvement of land, waters, property, highways, buildings, structures, equipment or facilities,

both real and personal, necessary or useful in connection therewith; and


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        WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board desires to request the issuance of State of Georgia

General Obligation Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $29,900,000 for all or certain

portions of the projects and facilities referenced in the appropriations set forth above, hereinafter

referred to as the "Projects"; and

        WHEREAS FURTHER, the Board is aware of the provisions and requirements of the

Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, (the "Tax Code") and the regulations issued

thereunder respecting arbitrage bonds and private activity bonds, and is aware that the Projects must

proceed with due diligence and be timely completed following receipt of the proceeds derived from

the sale of general obligation bonds,

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STATE BOARD OF

TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION:

SECTION 1.

     That the Board hereby approves and authorizes financing the Projects as described above.
SECTION 2.

        That the Board hereby recommends to the Georgia State Financing and Investment
Commission that it undertake to issue $29,900,000 in aggregate principal amount of general
obligation debt, the instruments of which shall have maturities not in excess of two hundred and
forty (240) months, for the purpose of financing the Projects.
SECTION 3.

        That the Board hereby determines that the final plans for the Projects are sufficiently
complete such that substantial binding obligations to a third party or parties, involving the
expenditure of at least five percent (5%) of the proceeds of the bonds (as defined in the
regulations issued under the Tax Code), to commence or acquire the Projects will be incurred
within six (6) months after the issuance of the bonds, that eighty-five percent (85%) of the
spendable proceeds of the bonds will be expended within three (3) years after the issuance of the
bonds, and that the original proceeds of the bonds herein requested and anticipated investment
proceeds (net of interest on the bonds during the estimated period of construction) will not
exceed by more than five percent (5%) the amount necessary for financing the Projects.
        The Board further determines that during the time the bonds are outstanding, it will not
take or omit to take any action which would cause the bonds to be arbitrage bonds under the Tax
Code, and it will not use the proceeds of the bonds or the Projects financed with the bonds for
any non-governmental purpose or any purpose constituting a private activity as defined by the



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Tax Code. The Board further determines that the term of the bonds will not be longer than 120%
of the reasonably expected economic life of the projects financed.
        The Board further determines that no proceeds of the bonds will be used for
reimbursement of any Project expenditures which were made before the anticipated delivery date
of the bonds, except in situations where prior to such expenditure the Board obtains a
Declaration of Intent from the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission or is
otherwise advised in writing by the Commission that such reimbursement will be permitted, it
being the intention of the Board to comply in all respects with Section 1.150-2 of the Regulations
under the Tax Code.
        The Board further determines that none of the expenditures of proceeds of the bonds for

the Projects will constitute working capital expenditures (as defined in the regulations issued

under the Tax Code).

SECTION 4.

       That the Board hereby approves, authorizes and directs the Commissioner of the
Department to communicate a request to the Georgia State Financing and Investment
Commission that said Commission issue the general obligation debt as described in Section 2
above.
SECTION 5.

       That the Commissioner of the Department of Technical and Adult Education is hereby
authorized and directed to execute any instruments and take whatever action which may be
necessary in connection with the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Georgia State
Financing and Investment Commission, including but not limited to, the preparation and
execution of answers in connection with any legal proceeding as to the validity of any action by
the Board for the bonds issued by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. The
Attorney General or any Assistant Attorneys General of the State of Georgia are authorized to
execute acknowledgment of service and waiver of process of such legal proceedings.




This Resolution is hereby approved this 2nd day of August, 2007.




                                                        __________________________________
                                                        CARL SWEARINGEN
                                                        CHAIRMAN
                                                        STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND
                                                        ADULT EDUCATION



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ATTEST:



__________________________________
BELVA STRICKLAND
SECRETARY
STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND
ADULT EDUCATION




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CERTIFICATE


       I, Belva Strickland, Secretary of the State Board of Technical and Adult
Education, hereby certify that I am custodian of the Minutes of the State Board of
Technical and Adult Education and that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a
Resolution duly adopted by the Board at a meeting duly held and open to the public in
DeKalb County, on August 2, 2007.


       This 2nd day of August, 2007.



                                              ____________________________________
                                              BELVA STRICKLAND
                                              SECRETARY
                                              STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND
                                              ADULT EDUCATION




STRATEGIC PLANNING, PEOPLE, AND FINANCE


Book titled “Tough Choices or Tough Times” was given to each Board member.

Ms. Burriss stated she had two informal action items.

1) Three sub committees and Vice Chair named from SPPF Committee:

     1. Strategic Planning – Earl Smith
     2. People – Lee Lee James
     3. Finance – Dean Alford

2) Ms Burriss stated that the Technical College System is beginning its 3rd decade and
this committee’s task is looking at the past, present and projecting toward the future. The
committee would be looking in terms of trends, not snapshots, as it is very hard to
develop strategy with snapshots and out of this will come prioritization. The way to
prioritize will be by asking Board and staff for questions and the final step will be action.




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EDUCATION LIAISON

Ms. Purcell reported the DTAE Committee hosted the Education Liaison Committee on
Monday, July 30, in the State Board Room and minutes would be available from this
meeting in the September Board Book.


ANY FURTHER BUSINESS

No further business.


ADJOURN

Meeting adjourned at 2:02 p.m.




_____________________________________________
Belva B. Strickland
Executive Secretary to the Board

8/2/2007




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