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Board Meeting Agenda

Note:  Posted agendas are tentative.  The agenda is subject to change either prior to the meeting as additional business needs require the Board's attention or during the meeting when the Board may vote to amend the agenda prior to a vote to adopt the agenda.

The meeting will be live streamed and a video of the meeting will be posted.

The full Board Packet for this meeting is available online.

Regular Session
Bulloch County Board of Education
William James Educational Complex
Cafeteria 
Thursday, July 9, 2020
6:30 P.M.
Agenda

(The Board requests all cell phones be silenced.)

Call to Order 
Moment of Silence/Pledge of Allegiance 
Board Member Comments     

Public Participation 

At regular session meetings, which are held the second Thursdays of each month, the public may address the Board of Education concerning issues other than specific student or individual matters.  A three-minute time limit will be imposed for each speaker.  A timer will be set and appear on the screen and a buzzer will sound when time expires.  At this point, the speaker will have 10 seconds to conclude remarks. If remarks are not concluded, the speaker will be thanked for their comments and asked to yield the floor.  Passing of time to another person is not allowed.  

No speaker shall indulge in personal attacks while speaking.  All comments are to be addressed directly to the Board of Education.  Personnel concerns may be addressed in writing to the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board of Education.  The board cannot vote, comment or respond to issues or comments made during public participation.   

Superintendent’s Report 

  • REACH Scholar Recognition
  • School Start Update    

Amend/Adopt the Agenda 

A. Consent Agenda 

  1. Board Minutes:  
  • June 11, 2020 Regular Session 
  • June 25, 2020 Work Session 

     2. Board Member Payroll for June 2020

     3.  Financial Report for April and May 2020       

B. Old Business

1. Tabled Motion from June 25, 2020 Board Meeting

  • “Delay the start of school from August 3, 2020 to the Tuesday after Labor Day” (September 8, 2020)

2. Student Code of Conduct for 2020-2021 for Student Handbook

C. New Business 

  1. Bus Purchase Bids
  2. iReady Software Renewal
  3. Student Appeal Decision
  4. Elementary Virtual Program Software - SchoolsPLP

D. Executive Session  

E. Return to Open Session 

  • Personnel Recommendations  

F. Adjournment 

The Bulloch County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be sent to 150 Williams Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458. 912-212-8500. 

Can't Attend? Be There from Anywhere

The Board of Education's regular and work session meetings can be watched live or later and packets and presentations accessed via these links.

Public Participation at Board Meetings

Georgia's Open and Public Meetings law (O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 (2010) ensures that every public school district's Board of Education meetings be open to the public; however, it does not grant the public the right to speak at the meeting. Therefore, Board of Education meetings are not town hall meetings with open dialogue by the public. They are business meetings that are open for public view. However, the Bulloch County Board of Education does provide the public ways to address the Board about matters of interest or concern.  

The public may address the Board of Education concerning issues other than specific student or individual employee matters by attending Regular Session meetings and signing up to speak during the public participation portion of the meeting. Any matters about specific students or specific employees should be addressed in writing to the superintendent of schools or the chairman of the Board of Education.  

To participate in the Public Participation segment of the meeting,

  • Public participation is included on the agenda of regular session meetings only. A time for public participation is not included on work session meeting agendas.
  • A person will sign their name and topic(s) of concern on the sign-in sheet located at the podium prior to 6:30 p.m., when the meeting begins.
  • A three-minute time limit is imposed for each speaker. A timer will appear on the screen in the Boardroom. A buzzer will sound when time expires. At this point the speak will have 10 seconds to conclude remarks. If remarks are not concluded, the speaker will be thanked for their comments and asked to yield the floor.
  • The passing of time to another person is not allowed.
  • No speaker shall indulge in personal attacks while speaking.
  • All comments are to be addressed directly to the Board of Education.
  • Personnel/Employee concerns should be addressed in writing to the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board of Education.

How to propose that a topic be added to a Board meeting agenda

Items of business for a Board meeting agenda may be suggested by Board members, school or district administrators, school district employees, parents, the public or anyone who has pertinent business to bring to the Board's attention. Suggested items of business must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent of Schools or Board of Education Chairman and received in the Office of the Superintendent at least seven days before the meeting in order to ensure consideration for inclusion on the written agenda.

Board of Education meetings are business meetings of the elected governing body of the school district. They are not town hall meetings; therefore, items of business may not be suggested from the floor for discussion nor can action be taken at the same meeting based on public input except at the discretion of the Board chairman or a majority of Board members present. The Board of Education does provide a listening session for public participation at each of its regular session meetings. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

No applicant for employment or employee of Bulloch County Schools is or will be denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or other non-merit based factors.  These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training and career development programs.

Contacts

Mary Henley, Board Secretary & Custodian of Records
Superintendent's Office
912.212.8500

Open Records Requests are processed by our custodian of records.