GCS Co-Employee of the Month for October 2010
The board recognized Johnita Readus, a curriculum
facilitator at Cone Elementary, as the October 2010 Employee of the
GCS Volunteer of the Month for October 2010
The board recognized Gwen Kelly, a volunteer at
Gillespie Park Elementary, as the October 2010 Volunteer of the Month.
2010 GCS Principal of the Year and Finalists
The board recognized Anna Brady, principal at Grimsley
High, as the 2010 GCS Principal of the Year. The board also recognized
finalists Scott Winslow, Northwood Elementary; Charles Blanchard,
Southeast High; Melissa Nixon, Irving Park Elementary; and Anitra
Walker, Northeast High.
2010 GCS Teacher of the Year and Finalists
The board recognized Jean Goss, social studies
teacher at Jamestown Middle, as the 2010 GCS Teacher of the Year. The
board also recognized finalists Kimberly James, Triangle Lake
Montessori; Greg Shue, Northwest High; Ideana Glenn, High School Ahead
Academy; and Kathryn Pritchard, Erwin Montessori.
The Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine Alliance Donates AEDs to Schools
The board recognized The Greater Greensboro Society of
Medicine Alliance for donating Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
to the following elementary schools: Alderman, Bluford, Foust, Frazier,
Gillespie Park, Hampton, Johnson Street Global Studies, Kirkman Park,
Lindley, Murphey Traditional Academy, Oak Hill, Peck, Union Hill,
Washington Montessori and Wiley.
The board approved the following items on the consent agenda:
- Personnel Reports
- 2009-10 Budget Amendments and Transfers
- 2010-11 Budget Amendments and Transfers
- Approval of Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy Grant
- Approval of “Make A Difference Day 2010” Proclamation
- Contractual Agreement with Welty Building Company,
LLC for the Classroom and Auxiliary Gymnasium Additions at Allen Middle
Approval of 2010-12 School Improvement Plans
The board approved the 2010-12 School
Improvement Plans. Schools are required by the N.C. Department of Public
Instruction to develop two-year School Improvement Plans for the
2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The plans were developed by teams at
the schools that included parent representatives and were supported by
the regional offices.
The School Improvement Plans are aligned with North
Carolina State Board of Education goals and the GCS Strategic Plan
2012. School Improvement Teams will meet quarterly during the next two
years to determine their school’s progress toward meeting the outlined
goals. Based upon their findings, the teams will revise strategies and
action steps accordingly. The plans are posted on the district’s
website and will be updated quarterly. Click here.
Update on Race To The Top
Nora Carr, chief of staff, presented to the board an
update on the Race to the Top Initiative. GCS anticipates receiving
between $8.1 million and $9.9 million in Race to the Top funds.
District staff members are currently developing a plan for how the
district will use the funds and will bring a recommendation to the board
at a later meeting.
Roof Replacement at Andrews High School
The board approved to award a contract to Allied Roofing
Company, Inc. in the amount of $1,812,200 for the roof replacement at
Andrews High School. The project includes the selective removal of the
existing built-up roof membrane, insulation and decking.
Chairman Alan Duncan called on board attorney Jill Wilson,
who led the board in a discussion regarding board committee
considerations. The board asked the Governance Review Committee to
bring a recommendation on rules and guidelines for the various board
committees at a later meeting.
Governance Review Committee Update
The board approved for first reading Board Policy CB,
Code of Ethics, and Board Policy BH, Guilford County Board of Ethics.
Since revisions have been made to these existing policies, they will be
posted on the district website for a 21-day public comment period.
They can also be found in the front office of district offices and
Input on the policies may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
or via courier or U.S. mail to Policy Development, Guilford County
Schools, 712 North Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. The district
will be receiving comments through Nov. 2.
Guilford County Board of Education meetings are broadcast live on GCSTV 2 (cable channel 2) and also online at GCSTV2Live.
The meetings re-air the day after the meeting at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and
the Saturday following the meeting at 1 p.m.