Student and Professional Senate Reports!
Reports from our Student Senate as well as from our Teacher of the Year and Instructional Support Person of the Year were presented.
Student Senate Report: This month the student report was given by Antonio Taharka and Zyare Orr of Savannah Early College. Read more:
Superintendent’s Professional Senate Report:
American Education Week Celebrated!
A Proclamation was read recognizing November 13–17, 2017, as the 96th annual observance of American Education Week.
Retired Educators Recognized!
The Board proclaims November 5, 2017, as “Retired Educators Day” and calls upon the citizens of Savannah-Chatham County to observe that day in an appropriate manner honoring retired educators. http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/sccs/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=ASFTJG779888
Policy First Reads!
The following items were presented to the Board for consideration:
Policy DCI – Budget Amendments and Transfers has been modified to update dollar amounts for approval authority and to update transfer language.
Board Policy JBC: School Admissions has been modified to align the policy with the State Board Rule. Revisions to the policy include the following:
· Documenting enrollment requirements
· Adding kinship caregiver to the list of persons that may enroll eligible students
· Enrolling children of military families
The Board approved the transfer of funds to begin the replacement of the roof over the Myers Middle School locker rooms.
General Contracting Services for the Culinary Arts Lab at Savannah High School: The Board voted to approve a $994,274 bid from RL Construction Group, Inc. of Savannah to construct the new Culinary Arts Lab as part of the Career Academy at Savannah High.
Design Professional Services for the Replacement of White Bluff Elementary School: The Board approved the selection of James W. Buckley & Associates, Inc. as the firm to design the replacement school for White Bluff Elementary pending final contract negotiations to be approved by the Superintendent.
Design Professional Services for Jenkins High School Replacement Project: The Board approved the selection of Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung International, Inc., as the firm to design the replacement school for Jenkins High pending final contract negotiations.
Thunderbolt Facility to be Used for Film Offices! The Board ratified a contract/facility use Agreement that will allow Gemini Pictures, LLC to use the former Thunderbolt Elementary School as a film production office for personnel and equipment, camera test space, screening room, lab and other similar uses in connection with the filming and/or recording of scenes in connection with the Picture. The company will pay the district $26,000 a month to do so.
Board Policy JBCCA(2): Unsafe School Choice Option has been modified to reflect changes in the amended State Board Rule. The policy was also updated to include the transfer guidelines included in the State Board Rule for victims of violent criminal offenses.
New Technology Approved! The Board approved the Division of Academic Affairs establishing a contract with “Performance Matters” to provide a Unify Data Suite complete solution that will allow staff to use connected data to make informed meaningful learning decisions. This Early Warning Detection System will allow SCCPSS teachers and administrators to track student readiness in regards to attendance, discipline and academics to enable our educators to provide support based on the specific needs of the student, thus helping to make data matter more meaningful and intentional.
Dr. Jacob Wilson has resigned from his position as Principal of the School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Pamela West has retired from her position as Center Leader of WINGS. Congratulations on her long career and we hope she has a wonderful retirement!
Darrell Boazman has been hired as the new Senior Director, Operations – Construction. Welcome!
Kathleen Taylor has been appointed Interim Principal at Low Elementary where she has been serving as Assistant Principal. Congratulations to Ms. Taylor!