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Special Called Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

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Greenville Technical Charter High School Board of Directors Special Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
GT Administrative Board Room

 

Recorded by Teresa Loftis, clerk to the board. October 8, 2014
Reported by Bob Ground, GTCHS Board Secretary, and approved October 28, 2014.

 

Announcement of the Special Board Meeting was properly posted with a proposed agenda at least 24 hours prior to the meeting in accordance with SCFOI Act.

 

 

Call to Order:

The Chairman (Dr. Nash) called the Special GTCHS Board of Directors meeting to order in the GTC Administrative Board Room at 6:00pm and expressed appreciation to all present for their attendance. He stated that the purpose of the meeting was to continue and possibly conclude the short term (three years) Strategic Planning process for GTCHS. The Chairman distributed a copy of the proposed agenda and a copy of Greenville News editorial article titled “Students Need Civics Education.”

 

ATTENDANCE:

Board Members Present:

Bob Nash, Chairman
Ken Payne, Vice Chairman Bob Ground, Secretary Debbie Tucker, Treasurer Bobby Garrick
Erin Smith
Jody Bryson
Scott Zemitis

 

 

Staff Present:
Brodie Bricker, Principal Sharon Hall, Assistant Principal Suzanne Foody, Director of Development

 

Facilitators:
Dr. Kathy Howard and M. O. Howard, Jr. from (Sand Dollar Consulting, Inc.)

 

Board Members Absent: Brenden Marcell – Excused Dana Blackhurst – Excused Travis Durham – Excused

 

Board Clerk: Teresa Loftis

 

Visitors Signed In: None

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

The Chairman requested that one item, Fall Break Resolution, and a Executive Session for the purposes of 1 legal matter and 1

personnel matter be added to the agenda. Ken Payne made a motion to approve the proposed agenda with the additional items to be added. Motion seconded by Jody Bryson. Motion was approved unanimously.

 

PUBLIC INPUT:

The Chairman opened the session for public input. The Clerk reported that no one has signed to address the Board. Therefore, the Chairman closed the public input session.

COMMITTEE OF WHOLE:

The Chairman stated that a motion was in order and Ken Payne moved that the Board go into Committee of Whole for the

purpose of beginning the Strategic Planning process for GTCHS. Motion was seconded by Scott Zemitis. Vote on the motion was unanimously in favor. Dr. Nash turned the meeting over to the consultants, Dr. Kathy Howard and Milford O. Howard Jr. from The Howard Group, a subdivi- sion of Sand Dollar Consulting, Inc. The facilitators presented six areas for strategic planning which were Instructional Improvement, Capital De- velopment/Facilities, Safety, Technology, Operation Efficiency, and Rela- tions with GTC. The group discussed goals and strategies for all areas and completed the work session phase of the plan. The Board will be asked to vote on the Strategic Plan at the next board meeting on Thurs-

day, October 28, 2014.

 

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:

Following the completion of the work session, the Chairman closed the work session and Ken Payne made a motion that

the Board returned to its Regular session. Motion was seconded by Jody Bryson. With no discussion, the Board voted unanimously to return to regular session. The Chairman thanked the Board members and the Howards for their participation in developing a draft of a Short Term Strategic Plan for GTCHS.

2014 FALL BREAK RESOLUTION:

The Chairman distributed copies of a Resolution Requesting that Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2014 be changed from a Faculty Work

Day to GTCHS Fall Break Day.  Bob Ground moved to approve the Resolution. Motion seconded by Jody Bryson. It was noted that the Resolution only applied to current years calendar. With no further discussion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the

Resolution.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Ken Payne made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing one legal matter and one

personnel matter with the invitation of the Principal, Dr. Bricker, attending. Motion was seconded by Scott Zemitis. The Board was given a briefing about the two items by Dr. Bricker. No action was taken and no other items were discussed. Therefore, the Chairman declared the Executive session closed and the Board returned to regular session.

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:

The Chairman announced that the Board received a briefing from Dr. Bricker about the status of one legal matter and one

personnel matter. No action was taken by the Board.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Chairman made three announcements:
1. He requested that the Board members complete the Board Training 
video and questionnaire posted on the SC Public Charter School Association Web Site as soon as possible.

2. He announced that next Regular Board Meeting was changed from Tuesday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:00pm due to schedule con- flicts.

3. He announced that the date for the Greenville County/GTCHS Board Reception was still fluid and that he would keep the Board updated as new information was received from the Delegation Office.

 

ADJOURNMENT: There being no other agenda items, a motion was made by Ken Payne and seconded by Bob Ground to adjourn the meeting. The vote was unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned.

 

 

_____________________________ Mr. Bob Ground, Secretary
GTCHS Board of Directors

_____________________________ Dr. Bob Nash, Chairman
GTCHS Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

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Greenville Technical Charter High School
Board of Directors Special Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Administrative Board Room

 

Recorded by Teresa Loftis, clerk to the board. September 15, 2014
Reported by Bob Ground, GTCHS Board Secretary, and approved September 16, 2014.

Announcement of the Special Board Meeting was properly posted with a proposed agenda at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Call to Order:
The Chairman (Dr. Nash) called the Special GTCHS Board of Directors meeting to order in the GTC Administrative Board Room at 6:00pm and expressed appreciation fo all present for their attendance. He stated that the purpose of the meeting was to begin the Strategic Planning process for GTCHS. No plan could be located after 2002. The Appalachian Council of Governments conducted a training program to identify and prioritize goals but a published document including strategies was not produced.
 
 

ATTENDANCE:

 

Board Members Present:

Bob Nash, Chairman

Ken Payne, Vice Chairman

Bobby Garrick

Brenden Marcell

Dana Blackhurst

Scott Zemitis

 

Staff Present:

Brodie Bricker, Principal

Sharon Hall, Assistant Principal

Suzanne Foody, Director of Development

 

Facilitators:

Dr. Kathy Howard and M. O. Howard, Jr. from (Sand Dollar Consulting, Inc)

 

Board Members Absent:

Bob Ground – Excused 

 

 

Pending Board Members Present:

Debbie Tucker, Treasurer

Travis Durham

Jody Bryson

 

Pending Board Members Absent:

Erin Smith

 

Board Clerk:

Teresa Loftis

 

Visitors Signed In:

None

 
 
 

PUBLIC INPUT:

The Chairman opened the session for public input. No one had signed
up to speak to the Board, therefore, the Chairman closed the public
input session.

 

GTC PRESIDENT:
Dr. Keith Miller stopped by the Board meeting and Dr. Nash introduced him to the group. Dr. Miller gave a greeting and briefly commented about the importance of strategic planning.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF WHOLE:
The Chairman stated that a motion was in order and Ken Payne moved that the Board go into Committee of Whole for the
purpose of beginning the Strategic Planning process for GTCHS. Motion was seconded by Scott Zemitis. Vote on the motion was unanimously in favor.
Dr. Nash Recognized Dr. Bricker who introduced Dr. Kathy Howard and Milford O. Howard Jr. from The Howard Group, a subdivision of Sand Dollar Consulting, Inc. The facilitators presented six areas for strategic planning which were Instructional Improvement, Capital Development/Facilities, Safety, Technology, Operation Effeciency, and Relations with GTC.
The group worked on strategic plans for Instructional Improvement and Capital Development. Discussion was presented for the next meeting the consultants had open. Those dates are Oct. 7 and/or Oct. 8. Specific date will be determined after polling the Board members.

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:
Following the completion of the first session, the
Chairman closed the work session and the Board returned to its Regular session. The Chairman thanked everyone for their participation and announced that the next regular Board meeting would be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:00pm

 

ADJOURNMENT:
No action was taken following the work session. There being no other agenda items, a motion was in order to adjourn. Scott Zemitis made a motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Dana Blackhurst. The vote to adjourn was unanimously in favor. The meeting was adjourned.

 

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Dr. Bob Nash, Chairman
GTCHS Board of Directors
Updated: 3/20/2016