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Get highlights and information from the February 12, 2019 Board of Education meeting

E-UPDATE FOR February 12, 2019
This edition of In the Loop, published and distributed by the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, provides a highlighted summary of actions taken by the Berkeley County Board of Education at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.Complete Board meetings are recorded and archived on the BCSD YouTube channel. Photographs from the board meetings are available for viewing and download at bcsdschools.net/photos.

More information on board members and meetings can be found on the Board Docs website. After selecting a meeting date, you can view an agenda for the meeting, items for information, and items for action. Board Docs is updated in real-time during the regular meetings.

BOARD ACTIONS
APPROVED

  • Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting - January 29, 2019
  • Motion to amend the agenda to include a legal briefing on financial investigation for executive session

COMMITTEE ACTIONS
APPROVED
Academics and Innovation Committee

Finance and Human Resources Committee

  • Out-of-State Travel Requests

Facilities and Capital Planning Committee

COMMITTEE ITEMS FOR INFORMATION
Academics and Innovation Committee

Facilities and Capital Planning Committee Meeting

  • District Attendance Lines
  • 5 Year Capital Projects Plan Update

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram commented on a variety of topics concerning Berkeley County Schools and its students, faculty, staff and the communities served by the system. These remarks included:

  • Storm the Citadel- Ingram spoke at the opening ceremony of the annual “Storm the Citadel Event.” Marrington Middle and Cane Bay Middle had Trebuchets entered in the middle school competition. Westview Middle had stick bridges on display.
  • Beta Clubs- Congratulations to the Beta Clubs at Berkeley High, Goose Creek High and Stratford High Schools. In all, the clubs had a very strong showing at the state Beta Club Convention this past weekend. Berkeley High brought home 11 awards, Goose Creek, 17, and Stratford 7. We are proud of all of their accomplishments.
  • S.C.O.R.E. Conference- Dr. Ingram thanked the students, teachers and administrators who organized and supported the S.C.O.R.E. Conference at Sangaree Middle last Wednesday. Middle and high schools from all over the Lowcountry brought over 200 staffulty and students together for the event. Leadership and Renaissance students attended and led sessions during the exciting event.
  • School Bus Driver Appreciation Week- This week is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. The entire month of February is also LOVE THE BUS MONTH. We have coloring sheets posted on our website and are asking that each child color one for their driver. Please remember to thank a bus driver
  • Administrator of the Year & Office Professional of the Year- Congratulations are in order for Mr. Deon Jackson and Ms. Kim Glaze. Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Glaze. Deon Jackson was selected as the Administrator of the Year and Mrs. Kim Glaze, CEOE, was selected as the organization’s Office Professional of the Year. They will be formally recognized during the organization’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach at the end of the month.
  • Canceled cabinet meeting- Monday morning, Dr. Ingram canceled the weekly cabinet meeting because cabinet members had several issues that needed immediate attention.
  • Rally for Reform- Monday evening, Dr. Ingram attended the “Rally for Reform”event with our teachers. The event was held at the Lightsey Chapel on the campus of CSU.
  • BCSD Conference- Friday, schools will be closed for the Teacher Forum sponsored BCSD Conference to be held at Cane Bay High and Cane Bay Middle Schools. Dr. Ingram will be making a presentation entitled, “Value-Driven Organizations”. During this time, he will be highlighting the Board’s shared values, concept statements, and goals/commitments. The Design Team will work on retooling the vision and mission.
  • Goose Creek High evacuated- Ingram informed the Board of a grease fire in the cafeteria kitchen at Goose Creek High yesterday. The cafeteria manager reacted quickly. Students were evacuated briefly. Thanks to the CN staff and Howe Hall AIMS for providing bagged lunches on Monday. The cafeteria was up and running today.
  • Berkeley High evacuated- Berkeley High School was also evacuated for a little while this morning due to a smoking AC unit. The fire department quickly cleared the building and students were able to resume their normal schedules.
  • President’s Day- This coming Monday, February 18th, schools and offices will be closed in observance of President’s Day.
  • Education reform- Ingram provided each Board member with a written copy of HB 3759. This is a comprehensive Education Reform Bill introduced by speaker Jay Lucas.