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          DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION
                     STATE BOARAD MINUTES
                  1800 CENTURY PLACE, SUITE 400
                          ATLANTA, GA
                         JANUARY 11, 2006
                            9:30 A.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT                                   MEMBERS ABSENT

Roy Bowen                                          Mary Flanders
Don Chapman                                        Rhubarb Jones
Ben Copeland                                       Harold Reynolds
Michael Daniel                                     Ben Tarbutton
Sharon Douglas
Cedric Johnson
McGrath Keen
Debra Lyons
Ann Purcell
Tyre Rakestraw
Sandra Reed
Allen Rice
Steve Rieck
Emerson Russell
Earl Smith
Larry Snellgrove
Jimmy Tallent

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon a motion by Mr. Bowen, second by Mr. Chapman, the Board approved the minutes
of the November 10, 2005 meeting.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Copeland his appreciation to everyone involved in the Joint Education Board
Liaison Committee’s reception hosted by the Board of Regents and recognized and
thanked the members of Board’s Education Liaison Committee for their efforts.
COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  (1) Previewed the budget presentation made to Governor Perdue in December. A
      similar version will be presented to the Joint House and Senate Appropriations
      Committee on January 18. Board Members and Presidents were invited.
  (2) The Governor’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence will celebrate its grand
      opening at Lanier Technical College with Governor Perdue participating in the
      ribbon cutting ceremony on February 3 at 2:00 p.m.
  (3) Taste of Technical Colleges is January 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
      Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta. All technical colleges are participating in the
      event. Invited guests include the Governor’s Office, Members of the General
      Assembly, and agency heads.
  (4) Jimmy Tallent and Earl Smith were recognized in Georgia Trend’s “100
      Influential Georgians.” Attention was also called to the department’s
      advertisement in Georgia Trend highlighting the Technical System of Georgia.
  (5) The presentation schedule of the Board’s strategic initiatives developed at the
      State Board Retreat in July was shared with the Members. Performance Base
      Funding will be presented at this meeting; Partnerships will be presented in
      February. Committees of presidents, vice presidents, faculty, and staff are
      working on the identified strategic initiatives to develop recommendations for the
      Board’s consideration.
  (6) Commissioner Vollmer thanked Dr. Anthony Parker and the Office of Adult
      Literacy (OAL) for their accomplishment at meeting the corrective action plan
      established by the United States Department of Education. Dr. Parker and OAL
      met all requirements that Washington set forth as evidenced by a letter from
      Cheryl L. Keenan, Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, United
      States Department of Education.
  (7) Baker and Parker Global Executive Search Group is conducting a national search
      to fill the position of Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Adult Literacy.
      The search committee consists of Roy Bowen, Chairman, Cedric Johnson, Dr.
      Anthony Parker, Ms. Sharon Rigsby, Ms. Barbara Melichar and Mr. Ray
      Thompson.
  (8) There will be a recommendation to the Board later in the Executive Session for
      the President of East Central Technical College.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ron Jackson provided an update on Performance Funding initiative.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROGRAMS

I. Local Board Appointments/Re-Appointments
Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Mr. Bowen and Ms. Douglas, 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.



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      A. Augusta Technical College, appointment
         Robert C. Osborne, Jr., Richmond County, (expiration June 30, 2008)

      B. Central Georgia Technical College, appointment
         Dorothy W. Walker, Jones County (expiration June 30, 2008)

      C. DeKalb Technical College, appointment
         Michael H. Lott, Rockdale County, (expiration June 30, 2008)

      D. Flint River Technical College, appointment
         Gene B. Wright, Upson County, (expiration June 30, 2008)

II. Placement of Local Board Member Appointment on Board Table

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Ms. Douglas, the Board approved for the
technical colleges below that the names listed be placed on the Board table until the
February meeting for consideration of approval of appointment to the local board of
directors.

      A. Augusta Technical College, appointment
         Larry L. Jones, Richmond County (expiration June 30, 2006)

      B. North Georgia Technical College, appointment
         Jeff Gooch, White County (expiration June 30, 2009)

III. Revised Mission Statement

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Ms. Douglas, the Board approved the revised
mission statement approved at Southeastern Technical Colleges’ Board of Directors
meeting on October 25, 2005. The revision brings the official mission statement of the
college more in line with its current mission.

IV.     Approval of Diplomas and Degrees

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Ms. Douglas, the Board approved that the
college requests listed below to offer diploma and degree programs be approved 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 and AAT degree program in
Gerontology effective Winter Quarter 2006

Central Georgia Technical College – (Macon campus) AAT Degree in Paramedic
Technology effective Winter Quarter 2006




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Flint River Technical College – diploma programs in Air Conditioning Technology and
in Plumbing effective Winter Quarter 2006 and a diploma and AAT degree program in
Medical Laboratory Technology effective Spring Quarter 2006

Gwinnett Technical College – add the Legal Office Specialization to the Business
Office Technology diploma program effective Winter Quarter 2006

Moultrie Technical College – (main and Tifton campuses) diploma program in
Management and Supervisory Development effective Spring Quarter 2006

North Georgia Technical College – (Blairsville campus) diploma program in
Paramedic Technology effective Winter Quarter 2006

Ogeechee Technical College – (main campus) diploma program in Vascular
Technologist effective Spring Quarter 2006, in Echocardiographer effective Summer
Quarter 2006, and in Interiors effective Summer Quarter 2006 and an AAT degree in
Interiors effective Fall Quarter 2006

South Georgia Technical College – (Crisp County campus) diploma program in
Medical Assisting effective Winter Quarter 2006

Swainsboro Technical College – (main campus) AAT degree program in Management
and Supervisory Development effective Winter Quarter 2006 and a diploma program in
Dental Assisting effective Spring Quarter 2006

V. Approval of Technical Certificates of Credit

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Mr. Bowen, the Board approved that the
college requests listed below to offer technical certificates of credit effective the quarter
specified for each request.
       Altamaha Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
              (main and Hazlehurst campuses)
              Basic Pastry/Baker
              Catering Specialist
              Culinary Arts Line Cook
              (main campus)
              Air Conditioning Electrical Technician
              Basic CAD Operator
              Carpentry Assistant
              Carpentry Finish
              Certified Manufacturing Specialist
       Atlanta Technical College – effective Spring Quarter 2006
              Fire Fighter II
       Augusta Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
              (Augusta, Thomson, and Waynesboro campuses)
              Supervisory Management Specialist


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        (Thomson and Waynesboro campuses)
        CompTIA A+ and Networking +
DeKalb Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
        (Clarkston and Covington campuses)
        Homeland Security Specialist
East Central Technical College – effective Spring Quarter 2006
        (main and Coffee County campuses)
        Basic Electronics-Industrial Wiring Technician
        Motor Control Technician
        Crime Scene Investigations Specialist
        Fingerprint Specialist
        (main campus)
        RV Coach Specialist
        RV Systems Specialist
        RV Propane Components Specialist
        RV Chassis Specialist
        (Coffee County campus)
        Commercial Truck Diving
Flint River Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
        Banking and Finance
        Barbering for Cosmetologists
        Residential Plumbing
Gwinnett Technical College
– effective Winter Quarter 2006
        Automotive Service Electrical Systems Assistant
        Web Site Design Associate
        Special Events Specialist
        Internet Business Manager
– effective Spring Quarter 2006
        Child Development Associate I
Middle Georgia Technical College – effective Spring Quarter 2006
        Heating Design Specialist
Moultrie Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
        (main and Tifton campuses)
        Interior Design Specialist
Ogeechee Technical College – effective Spring Quarter 2006
        (main campus)
        Imaging Science Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist
        Mammography Specialist
        Interior Design Assistant
        Fire Fighter I
Southwest Georgia Technical College – effective Winter Quarter 2006
        (main campus)
        Basic Machinist




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       Valdosta Technical College
       – effective Winter Quarter 2006
               (main campus)
               Air Conditioning Technician’s Assistant
               (main campus and Cook County center)
               Refractometry Specialist
       – effective Spring Quarter 2006
               (main campus and Cook County center)
               Eyewear Technician
               Contact Lens Technician
       – effective Winter Quarter 2007
               (main campus and Cook County center)
               Optical Lab Technician
       West Georgia Technical College
       – effective Winter Quarter 2006
               Electronics Repair Technician
       – effective Spring Quarter 2006
               Computer Networking Technician
               Early Childhood Care and Education Assistant

VI. Program Terminations

Upon a motion by Mr. Chapman, second by Ms. Douglas, the Board approved that the
college requests listed below to terminate diploma, degree, and technical certificate of
credit programs effective the quarter specified for each program.

Diplomas and Degrees – all effective Winter Quarter 2006

       Chattahoochee Technical College
             (Mountain View campus)
             Personal/Public Service, degree
       East Central Technical College
             (main and Coffee County campuses)
             E-Commerce Site Designer, diploma
             (Coffee County Campus)
             Machine Tool Technology, diploma
             Surgical Technology, diploma
       Middle Georgia Technical College
             Aerospace Production Planning, diploma
             Aerospace Quality Control, diploma
             Composite Technology, diploma
       Southeastern Technical College
             (main and Glennville campuses)
             E-Commerce Site Designer, diploma
             Health Information Technology, degree
             Web Site Designer, degree



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West Georgia Technical College
      Professional Chef, diploma

Technical Certificates of Credit – all effective Winter Quarter 2006

Altamaha Technical College
      (main, Baxley, and Hazlehurst campuses)
      Network Fundamentals
      (main campus)
      CNC Setup and Programming
      Computer Repair Technician
      (Baxley campus)
      Certified Construction Worker
      (Hazlehurst campus)
      Basic Machining
      MIG Welding
Augusta Technical College
      (Augusta and Thomson campuses)
      Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
      (Augusta campus)
      Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
Bainbridge College
      Basic Machining
      CNC Setup and Programming
      Industrial Maintenance Technician II
Central Georgia Technical College
      (Macon campus)
      Fiber Optics Technician
      (Crawford County Center)
      Private Security
Coastal Georgia Community College
      Certified Construction Worker
Columbus Technical College
      Child Development Associate I
Coosa Valley Technical College
      (main, Gordon County, and Polk County campuses)
      Computer Repair Technician
      (Polk County campus)
      Basic Plumbing
      Gas Metal Arc Welding
      Residential Wiring Technician
DeKalb Technical College
      (Covington-Newton campus)
      Certified Construction Worker – Carpentry Framing
      Certified Construction Worker – Concrete Forms
      Certified Construction Worker – Site Layout



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       Computer Repair Technician
East Central Technical College
       (main and Coffee County campuses)
       Certified Customer Service Specialist
       General Forklift Maintenance and Repair
       (main campus)
       Basic Electricity Technician
       Certified Construction Worker
       Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
       Child Development Associate I
       Emergency Medical Technology (Basic)
       (Coffee County campus)
       Basic AutoCAD Operator
       E-Commerce Site Designer
       IT+ Specialist
       Solaris System Administrator
       Unix Specialist
       Web Languages Specialist
Flint River Technical College
       Public Safety Specialist
Georgia Aviation Technical College
       Computer Repair Technician
Gwinnett Technical College
       Certified Customer Service Specialist
       Windows Programming Specialist
Heart of Georgia Technical College
       (main campus)
       Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
Lanier Technical College
       (main and Forsyth campuses)
       Certified Customer Service Specialist
       (main campus)
       Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
       (Forsyth campus)
       Certified Construction Worker
Middle Georgia Technical College
       Aircraft/Composites Structures
       Fundamentals of Construction I
       Fundamentals of Construction II
       Intro to Automotive Electrical/Electronic Troubleshooting
       Mammography
       Medical Diagnostic Sonography
Moultrie Technical College
       (main, Tifton, and Turner campuses)
       MCP Preparation for Exchange 2000 Server
       (main and Tifton campuses)



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      Patient Care Assisting
      (main campus)
      Advanced Brick and Block Masonry
      Automotive Front End and Steering Systems
      Computer Repair Technician
      Criminal Investigator Level I
      Law Enforcement Technician Level II
North Metro Technical College
      Basic Cabinetry
      Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
      Database Management II
      Desktop Publishing Specialist
      Horticulture Production Specialist
      IT+ Specialist
Ogeechee Technical College
      (main campus)
      Crime Scene Investigation
      Law Enforcement
Okefenokee Technical College
      (main campus)
      Industrial Mechanical Technician
      Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist
      Private Security Technician
Sandersville Technical College
      (main campus)
      Web Site Design Specialist
Savannah Technical College
      (main campus)
      Computer Repair Technician
South Georgia Technical College
      (main and Crisp County campuses)
      Certified Nurse Assisting
      Phlebotomy Technician
Southeastern Technical College
      (main and Glennville campuses)
      Criminal Justice Specialist
      Health Science Basics
      (Glennville campus)
      Management Specialist
Swainsboro Technical College
      (main campus)
      Automated Manufacturing Technology
      Certified Construction Worker
      Certified Customer Service Specialist
      MOUS Specialist
Valdosta Technical College



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             (main campus)
             Solaris System Administrator
       West Central Technical College
             (Carroll and Murphy campuses)
             E-Commerce Management
             (Carroll and Coweta campuses)
             Basic Mill Operator
             (Carroll and Douglas campuses)
             Certified Customer Service Specialist
       West Georgia Technical College
             Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist

ADULT LITERACY

   I   Certified Literate Community Program

              Upon a motion by Mr. Bowen, second by Mr. Snellgrove and Mr.
               Johnson, the Board approved the Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition as a
               Participant in the Certified Literate Community Program.

   II Georgia Ambassadors for Adult Literacy

              Upon a motion by Mr. Bowen, second by Mr. Snellgrove, the Board
               approved to adopt and present a resolution recognizing and commending
               Sharon Lindsey, Georgia Ambassador for Literacy (Middle Georgia
               Technical College) for her achievements and accomplishments as a
               lifelong learner in Georgia.

              Upon a motion by Mr. Bowen, second by Mr. Snellgrove, the Board
               approved to adopt and present a resolution recognizing and commending
               Melissa Layman, Georgia Ambassador for Literacy (Valdosta Technical
               College) for her achievements and accomplishments as a lifelong learner
               in Georgia.

AUDITS AND COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

State Board Policy II. A. 2. f. Audits

1) Upon a motion by Mr. Rakestraw, second by Ms. Lyons, the Board approved
   the proposed revisions to State Board Policy II. A. 2. f. Audits.




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II. A. 2. f. Audits

The State of Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts shall perform an audit
or review of the Department and each Technical College annually. DTAE’s Office
of Administrative Services shall investigate and provide assistance to any
Technical College that receives one or more “findings” as a result of the annual
audit or review.


Created: October 3, 2001
Revised: January 11, 2006


State Board Policy V. K. Student Tuition and Fees

2) Upon a motion by Mr. Rakestraw, second by Ms. Douglas and Ms. Lyons, the
   Board approved the proposed revisions to State Board Policy V. K. Student
   Tuition and Fees.

V. K. Student Tuition and Fees

Students attending Technical Colleges shall normally be charged tuition and
related fees unless otherwise exempted by State Board Policy. Tuition for
courses in curriculums leading to a diploma or associate degree shall be charged
on a uniform basis among all Technical Colleges. Payment of tuition and fees
may be deferred until the end of the quarter on a case by case basis if the
Technical College has confirmation of the student's eligibility for financial aid
whether from a government entity, business/industry, work-study, foundation, or
other source of financial assistance.

The State Board shall annually review and establish application, tuition, and
other fees charged by all Technical Colleges. Local boards may recommend to
the State Board student activity fees and miscellaneous services fees annually.
Local boards may approve non-revenue producing student-insurance fees
without approval of the State Board. All State and Local Board approved tuition
and fees shall be charged unless exempted by State Policies or Procedures.

Student fees shall be considered as a source of revenue when developing
annual budgets. Any revenues exceeding budgeted estimates shall be amended
into the annual operating budget during the course of the fiscal year.



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Out of State Students

Students who are classified as out of state students under the Board's State
Residency Policy shall normally be charged a rate of tuition twice that charged
for students who are classified as resident students. The Commissioner or
President may approve exceptions to this policy, provided:

   i)     A written statement of reason is on file or there is evidence of a written
          reciprocity agreement with appropriate institutions in another state.
   ii)    The Commissioner may approve agency wide exceptions to this
          policy under certain circumstances. (i.e. National Emergencies, etc.)

Under no circumstances shall out of state students be charged tuition or fees
lower than that charged resident students.

Inasmuch as the Technical Colleges exist primarily to serve the residents of
Georgia, out of state students shall be enrolled on a space-available basis.

International Students

International students are students who are legal residents of a foreign country
and have no intention of legally changing their residence. These students are
temporarily in the United States for the sole purpose of pursuing a course of
study that is consistent with section 214.2(f) . The college must apply and agree
to report to the Attorney General the termination of attendance of each
international student through established procedures for SEVIS reporting.

Foreign and international students who are not residents of the United States and
are in the United States pursuant to a temporary visa classification shall pay a
tuition amounting to four (4) times that paid by a resident of Georgia. The
Commissioner or President may grant an exception which waives the 4-times
tuition rate. These students may pay in-state rates, but are not eligible for HOPE.

For fee purposes, foreign students who are living in this country under a visa
classification permitting permanent residency shall have the same privilege of
qualifying for resident as United States citizens.

All fees, other than tuition shall be the same as for a state resident.

Foreign and international students shall be enrolled on a space available basis
and shall not displace any student desiring to enroll who is a resident of the
State.




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Waiver of Student Tuition and Fees

The Commissioner may develop procedures authorizing the waiver of student
tuition or fees upon good cause.

Georgia residents over sixty-two (62) years of age who are otherwise qualified
may attend Technical Colleges for credit courses only without payment of tuition
on a space available basis.

Adult literacy students attending adult basic education programs shall not be
charged tuition, or any other fee, nor be required to purchase any books or other
materials that are needed for participation in the program.

Students who are enrolled solely in courses offered on-line and who otherwise do
not utilize campus facilities shall not be charged the student activity fee.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees, excluding the application fee, shall be refunded if a student
formally withdraws prior to the first day of class of the quarter. Exceptions may be
allowed for customized courses that do not follow the college’s standard
academic calendar.

For those students not receiving federal financial aid, seventy-five percent of their
tuition shall be refunded if they formally withdraw within 7 consecutive calendar
days of the first day of the quarter. Students withdrawing after seven days shall
receive no refund. For those students receiving federal financial aid, the
Technical Colleges shall refund unearned tuition, fees and other charges in
accordance with the Department's federally mandated fair and equitable refund
policy for all students who receive Title IV assistance. (34 C.F.R. 688.22)

The Technical Colleges shall publish all student fee charges and refund policies
in appropriate catalogs and elsewhere as appropriate.

Refunds of books and supplies

No refunds shall be made for returned used supplies and equipment such as
cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, and uniforms.

Refunds shall be made for books that are returned in new condition and
accompanied by a receipt in accordance with the college’s book refund policy.
The book refund policy shall be prominently posted in the Technical College
bookstore.

Technical Colleges that have contracted out their bookstore operations shall
ensure that the contractor adheres to the college’s book refund policy.


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Reference

Title IV Assistance. 34 C.F.R. 688.22

SFA Information for Financial Aid Professionals

Exhibit 1 - Reciprocity Agreement with Alabama

TITLE 8 OF CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (8 CFR)/8 CFR PART 214 --
NONIMMIGRANT CLASSES/Sec. 214.2 Students in colleges, universities,
seminaries, conservatories, academic high schools, elementary schools, other
academic institutions, and in language training programs
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Adopted: August 3, 1989
Revised: May 6, 1993, February 3, 1994; May 1995; December 5, 1996;
February 9, 2001; October 1, 2001; December 5, 2001; September 9, 2004; January 11, 2006
Code: 07-04-03

BUSINESS OPERATIONS, TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION

No report or motions were presented.

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Mr. Steve Rieck gave a brief update on current Quick Start activities and Laura Gammage
distributed information on Quick Start that was shared with the legislators.

The RFP for the marketing research project has gone out. The Committee will work closely with
Mike Light and the President’s Marketing Committee in the selection process and will report
back to the Board in the near future.

FACILITIES AND REAL ESTATE

APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson and Ms. Lyons, the Board
approved to authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Reeves
Construction Co., Inc., Albany, Georgia, for construction of a Parking Lot at Building H,
for Albany Technical College. The amount of the contract is $128,750.00.

B. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson, the Board approved to
authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Roof Management, Inc.,
Doraville, Georgia, for the Re-roofing of Buildings 100, 200 and 700, for Athens
Technical College. The amount of the contract is $431,500.00.



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C. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson, the Board approved to
authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with J. M. Clayton Co., Thomaston,
Georgia, for HVAC Modifications to Buildings C, D, E and F, for Central Georgia
Technical College. The amount of the contract is $1,050,500.00.

D. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Bowen and Ms. Lyons, the Board
approved to authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with Choate
Construction Co., Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, for construction of a Truck Driving Range for
DeKalb Technical College. The amount of the contract is $1,517,191.00.

E. Upon a motion by Mr. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson, the Board approved to
authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract with QT Contracting, Inc., Peachtree
City, Georgia, for HVAC Renovations, Building 500, for Griffin Technical College.
The amount of the contract is $93,600.00.

NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson, the Board approved the
granting of a non-exclusive easement to the Columbus Consolidated Government across
the campus of Columbus Technical College over an area measuring 20’ x 460’ for the
purpose of installing and maintaining a storm sewer line, subject to approval of the State
Properties Commission.

PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson and Ms. Lyons, the Board
approved the purchase of the property known as 1520 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia, from Pinnacle Credit Union, Atlanta, Georgia, at a purchase price of
$245,000.00, for use by Atlanta Technical College, subject to approval of the State
Properties Commission.

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Ms. Lyons, the Board adopted the
attached Resolution on the acquisitions of two parcels of land owned by the Emanuel
County Board of Education for use by Swainsboro Technical College as part of its
campus, subject to approval of the State Properties Commission. The parcels contain
0.584 acre and 0.473 acre, and are rights of way of a street traversing the campus of
Swainsboro Technical College. (Attachment A)

CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY

The Board tabled two motions from Georgia Aviation Technical College to condemn
property owned by Helen M. Woodward and the Estate of R. V. Woodard and




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property owned by Joe and Elphy Lanier and the Heirs of Mamie Lee Woodard,
Deceased, on hold until further details could be provided.

APPROVAL OF GROUND LEASES

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Rakestraw, the Board approved a
Ground Lease covering approximately 2.00 acres on the campus of North Metro
Technical College to The North Metro Technical College Foundation, Inc., for a period
not to exceed thirty (30) years for use in the private financing and construction of an
18,000 sq. ft. Library/Student Support Center/Eldercare Classroom Building, subject to
approval of the Ground Lease by the State Properties Commission.

B. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Rakestraw, the Board rescinded its
approval of a ground lease with The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF) for a
thirty-year (30) period over two parcels of land containing 2.0 acres and 0.918 acres on
the campus of Albany Technical College for the financing and construction of Building
“K” and the renovation of the former Dougherty County fire station building; and
(Motions B & C were combined into one motion)

C. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Rakestraw, the Board approved a
 ground lease with The Albany Tech Foundation, Inc., for a thirty-year (30) period
covering two parcels of land containing 2.0 acres and 0.918 acres on the campus of
Albany Technical College for use with the financing and construction of Building “K”
and the renovation of the former Dougherty County fire station building, subject to
approval of the State Properties Commission.

APPROVAL OF ARCHITECT

A. Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson, the Board approved the firm
of Stanley Love-Stanley, Architects to provide architectural services for Project No.
DTAE-144 Allied Health Building, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, Georgia. The
anticipated construction cost for this project is $12,880,000.00.

B.      Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Johnson and Ms. Lyons, the Board
approved the firm of Ellis, Ricket and Associates, Architects, Valdosta, Georgia to
provide architectural services for Project No. DTAE-118 Renovation of Classroom
Building, Glennville Campus, Southeastern Technical College, Glennville, Georgia. The
anticipated construction cost for this project is $1,200,000.00.

C.       Upon a motion by Ms. Purcell, second by Mr. Rice, the Board approved the firm
of Ellis, Ricket and Associates, Architects, Valdosta, Georgia to provide architectural
services for Project No. DTAE-148 Regional Medical Technology Building,
Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia, Georgia. The anticipated construction cost
for this project is $1,625,000.00.




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EDUCATION LIAISON COMMITTEE

Ms. Lyons expressed her appreciation for their participation in the Joint Education Board
Liaison Committee’s (JEBLC) reception hosted the Board of Regents.

Ms. Lyons shared the Committee’s 2006 Working Agenda and minutes from their
October 31, 2005 meeting and December 5 conference call. The next JEBLC meeting is
January 30, 2006 and will be held at the Central Office of DTAE.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Upon a motion by Mr. Bowen, second by Mr. Daniel and several others, the Board
moved into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters at 11:09 a.m. The Board
reconvened at 11:20 a.m. (Attachment B)

APPEALS COMMITTEE

Upon a motion by Mr. Daniel, second by Mr. Bowen, the Board adopted the decision of
the hearing officer upholding Flint River Technical College’s suspension Dr. Danny
Averette for one month without pay.

FURTHER BUSINESS

Upon a motion by Mr. Tyre Rakestraw, second by Mr. Bowen, the Board approved
Commissioner Vollmer’s recommendation to appoint Mr. Ray Perren as President of East
Central Technical College effective February 1, 2006.

No further business was discussed.

ADJOURN

    The meeting adjourned 11:22 a.m.




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                                    (Attachment A)
                                     RESOLUTION

OF THE STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION WITH
RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION OF TWO PARCELS OF LAND IN
SWAINSBORO, EMANUEL COUNTY, GEORGIA, FOR USE OF SWAINSBORO
TECHNICAL COLLEGE

WHEREAS: The State Board of Technical and Adult Education is the legally
         constituted body charged with the responsibility of developing and
         operating a statewide system of technical colleges; and

WHEREAS: Section 20-4-14(c) (2) Georgia Code Annotated, empowers the State
Board
         of Technical and Adult Education to receive and hold title to property,
         equipment, money and materials; and

WHEREAS: The Emanuel County Board of Education has agreed to donate, without
         cost, parcels of land containing 0.584 acre and 0.473 acre to the State of
         Georgia, for use by the Department of Technical and Adult Education
         and Swainsboro Technical College; and

WHEREAS: The Board of Technical and Adult Education desires to acquire the said
         parcels of land for use of Swainsboro Technical College;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

    1. The State Board of Technical and Adult Education does hereby approve the
       acquisition of parcels of land containing 0.584 acre and 0.473 acre located in
       Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, from the Emanuel County Board of
       Education for use of Swainsboro Technical College; and

    2. The staff shall prepare appropriate requests to the State Properties Commission
       seeking its approval of, and assistance with, the acquisition of said land in
       accordance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

Adopted this 11th day of January, 2006.

Respectfully submitted by:

___________________________, Chairman
State Board of Technical and Adult Education

___________________________, Director, State Board Operations
State Board of Technical and Adult Education
(SEAL)



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                                     (Attachment B)


STATE OF GEORGIA

COUNTY OF DEKALB


AFFIDAVIT SUPPORTING CLOSING
OF PUBLIC MEETING


        The Georgia Open Meetings Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1 et seq., requires that all
meetings of an entity covered by the statute must be open to the public unless there is
some specific statutory exception that permits the closing of the meeting. If such a
meeting is to be closed, the law requires that the presiding person execute a sworn
affidavit stating that the subject matter of the meeting or the closed portion thereof was
devoted to matters within the statutory exceptions and identifying those specific
exceptions relied upon. O.C.G.A. § 50-14-4(b). A copy of this affidavit must be filed
with the minutes of the meeting in question.

        Comes now Ben I. Copeland, Sr., the presiding officer identified below, and,
before an official duly authorized to administered oaths, makes this affidavit in
satisfaction of the statutory requirements outlined above.

I am the presiding officer of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.

I am over the age of 18 and in all aspects competent to make this sworn statement. I
acknowledge that I am giving this statement under oath and penalty of perjury and that I
have read the contents of this affidavit prior to signing it.

On January 11, 2006, this Board, which is subject to the Open Meetings Act, met. A
majority of the quorum of the members present voted to close the meeting or a portion
thereof for the following indicated reason(s). I hereby certify that during the closed
portion of the meeting only those subjects indicated below were discussed. I also certify
that I have reviewed the exceptions provided under the Open Meetings Act that may
permit the closing of a meeting and that, to the best of my knowledge, the reasons set
forth below meet the requirements for closing this public meeting.

The legal authority for the closure of this meeting was Section 50-14-3(6) of the Official
Code of Georgia.




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During the closed portion of the meeting, members of the State Board discussed or
deliberated only upon personnel matters.


FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.


                                            _______________________________
                                            Ben I. Copeland, Sr.
                                            CHAIRMAN & PRESIDING OFFICER


Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 11TH day
of _JANUARY, 2006.

____________________
NOTARY PUBLIC

My commission expires: 10/07/06




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