Guilford County Board of Education
March 26, 2009
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2009 Arts Educator of the Year and Finalists
The board recognized the 2009 Arts Educator of the Year Lawrence “Andy”
Mock, music specialist at Jefferson Elementary, and the two finalists,
Dena Adams, choral director at Northwest Middle, and Lisa Woods, art
teacher at Weaver Academy.
The board approved the following items on the consent agenda:
- Personnel Action Reports
- 2008-09 Budget Amendments/Transfers Report
- Randleman Dam Feeder Main Water Easement Request – Sumner Elementary School
Leo Bobadilla, chief operations officer, presented to the
board an update on the district’s construction projects.
2008 Bond Project/Program Management Support Services
The board approved to authorize staff to negotiate
contracts with Arcadis G&M of North Carolina, Inc. to provide
Project/Program Management Support Services for 2008 Bond Projects as
presented by Leo Bobadilla, chief operations officer.
Proposed Changes for GCS Newcomers School
The board approved changes to be implemented for the GCS
Newcomers School at the start of the 2009-10 school year as presented
by Dr. Beth Folger, chief academic officer, and Jake Henry, GCS
Newcomers School principal. The school will operate on a traditional
180-day academic calendar with an instructional day of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and allow over-age ninth-graders the option to remain enrolled at the
school for more than one year.
Proposed Opt-Out Schools
Dr. Barbara Zwadyk, interim chief curriculum and
organizational development officer, presented to the board a
recommendation to approve an additional 10 Title I schools as opt-out
options for the 2009-10 school year.
Approval of Proposed 2009-10 Non-Traditional Calendars
The board approved the proposed 2009-10 non-traditional
calendars for Extended Year - Brooks Global Studies and Johnson Street
Global Studies; Year-round - Hampton Leadership Academy and Oak Hill
Elementary; Middle Colleges and Academy - The Middle College at Bennett,
The Middle College at NC A&T, The Academy at Smith, The Middle
College at GTCC-High Point, The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro and
The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown; The Early College at Guilford;
Greensboro College Middle College and Washington Montessori.
The board also approved calendar waivers for the
following schools: Brooks Global Studies, Johnson Street Global
Studies, The Middle College at Bennett, The Middle College at North
Carolina A&T, The Academy at Smith, Greensboro College Middle
College, The Early College at Guilford and Washington Montessori.
Revised 2009-10 Academic Calendar
The board approved the revised 2009-10 academic calendar
(option 1) as presented by Lekan Oguntoyinbo, district relations
officer. The calendar will allow the final school day for students to
be June 10 in the event of missing up to seven days of school due to
inclement weather. Members of the public have an opportunity to comment
on option 1 for 11 days.
Strategic Plan: Regionalization (Geographic Regions)
The board approved option four for the regionalization
(geographic regions) of central administration as presented by Lewis
Ferebee, instructional improvement officer on special assignment.
Sharon Ozment, chief financial officer, presented to the board an update on the budget.
Second Reading – Policy JCDB, Student Dress Code
The board approved Policy JCDB, Student Dress Code.
The board approved for the chairman to exercise its
options on property to be used for Jamestown Middle, including the
- Approximately .7 of an acre owned by Arnold and
Loretta Hethcox at 201 Arrowood Lane at a cost of $17,000 and about .46
of an acre on 203 Arrowood Lane at $15,600.
- Approximately .46 of an acre owned by Larry and Brenda Craven at 205 Arrowood Lane at a cost of $15,600
- Approximately .46 of an acre owned by Jerry W. and Deborah S. Steele at 207 Arrowood Lane at a cost of $15,600
The approval is subject to the following conditions:
- Successful rezoning of property for use as a school
- Seeking and obtaining approval of county
commissioners of the prices to be paid for the real property pursuant
to N.C.G.S. 115C-426 (f)
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