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					                        MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
                        BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
                            Thursday, September 17, 2009
                               6:00 p.m. (Announced)


     The Board of Public Education for Bibb County met in regular session on Thursday,
September 17, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at Bloomfield Middle School, 4375 Bloomfield Dr. Ext.

       Board Members present Tom Hudson, President, presiding; Albert Abrams, Tommy
Barnes, Gary Bechtel, Ella Carter, Lynn Farmer, Susan Middleton and Susan Sipe. Staff
members present included: Sharon Patterson, Ron Collier, Cathy Magouyrk, Dan Ray,
Craig Lockhart, Bob Flowers, Marty Drawhorn, Cleta Long, Larry King, Dennis Staten and
Chris Floore. Philip Ramati, Telegraph Reporter was also present.

      Mr. Hudson called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

     The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Braxton Williams, 6th grade student and
Carmen Reid, 8th grade student at Bloomfield Middle School who sang the National
Anthem.

      Invocation was given by Gary Bechtel.



      II.    CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES: A motion to approve the Board Minutes of
                                      August 20, 2009 and Called Board Meeting
                                      of September 10, 2009 was made by Mr.
                                      Bechtel; seconded by Mr. Barnes and
                                      approved 8-0.


      III.   REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT:


             Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting (CAFR) was presented to
             Ron Collier, Deputy Superintendent Operations/Chief Financial Officer and
             his staff. This is the tenth consecutive year the District has been recognized
             for this distinguished award.

             Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget
             Presentation Award was presented to Theresa Thornton, Director Budgets.
             This award represents significant achievement by the district and reflects the
             commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles
             of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget ward, the entity
             had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget
             presentation.
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              This year the 2005 Capital Improvement Program was completed with the
              opening of the new Central and Southwest High Schools, Ingram-Pye
              Elementary and the Early Childhood Center. The Beacon Light Award was
              presented to the following departments for extraordinary service to the Bibb
              County School District. Maintenance Department and Grounds Department -
              Marty Drawhorn, Director; Capital Construction Department - Bob Flowers,
              Director ; School Nutrition Department - Cleta Long, Director; Central
              Warehouse/Purchasing Department -Larry King, Director; Custodial
              Operations Department - Dennis Staten, Director; Technology Services -
              Julie Christopher, Asst. Superintendent .



       2.     CALENDAR OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

            Sunday, October 4, 2009       Ballard-Hudson Middle School Dedication
                                          3:00 p.m.
            Thursday, October 8, 2009     Board Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m.
            Friday, October 9, 2009       System Closed
            Monday, October 12, 2009      System Closed Columbus Day
            Thursday, October 15, 2009    Board Meeting – Ingram-Pye Elementary
                                          School 6:00 p.m.


       3.   OTHER REMARKS:

                 PRESIDENT – INVITATION TO VISITORS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

              Mr. Hudson invited individuals who would like to address the Board regarding
              their concerns.


              Marie Harris – addressed the Board regarding concerns about the safety at
              Northeast High School; the high school graduation test; are students using all
              the resources that are available to help them pass the test; and the need to
              do more to get parents involved.
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       IV.    Report of Standing Committees:

              1.   Instructional Services

                     IS-1           Proposed Professional Learning Comprehensive
                                    Plan FY 2010 was presented for approval by Ms.
                                    Farmer; seconded by Ms. Sipe and approved 8-0.


              2.   Fiscal/Support Services

                     FSS-3          Approval of Projects Identified in the 2009 Facilities
                                    Needs Assessment was presented for approval by Ms.
                                    Middleton; seconded by Mr. Barnes and approved 8-0.

                     FSS-4          FY2010 Head Start Operating Agreement was presented
                                    for approval by Ms. Middleton; seconded by Mr. Barnes
                                    and approved 8-0.

                     FSS-5          Agreement between the Macon Bibb County Board of
                                    Elections and the Bibb School District to hold a Special
                                    Election as presented for approval by Ms. Middleton;
                                    seconded by Mr. Bechtel and approved 8-0.

                     FSS-7          FY2010 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget
                                    Amendment #2 was presented for approval by Ms.
                                    Middleton; seconded by Mr. Abrams and approved 8-0.



              3.   Policies and Rules

                              No Items Presented


              4.     Personnel Services


                     PS-1           Appointments and Transfers – Certified/Classified Personnel
                                    were presented for approval by Mr. Barnes; seconded by
                                    Ms. Middleton and approved 8-0.
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                     PS-2        Separations from Employment was presented for
                                 approval by Mr. Barnes; seconded by Ms. Middleton and
                                 approved 8-0.


                     PS-3        6-12 English/Language Arts/K-12 Social Studies
                                 School Improvement Coordinator – Deborah Dennard
                                 was presented for approval by Mr. Barnes; seconded by
                                 Ms. Middleton and approved 7-1. Mr. Bechtel voted no.




              V.     Unfinished Business:


              VI.    New Business:

                     NB-1        Regulations for Board Participation in the 2010
                                 Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
                                 (ESPLOST) – Presentation by Warren Plowden, Board
                                 Attorney, regarding Ethics in Government.


              Mr. Barnes made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Mr. Bechtel and the
              meeting adjourned 8:00 p.m.




                                              Thomas Hudson, President



                                              Sharon Patterson, Superintendent


These minutes were approved at the Board meeting on:       October 15, 2009

				
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