The Barrow County Board of Education meets to discuss several items in its work session Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the BCSS Professional Development Center located at 179 West Athens St., Winder. The board will begin by receiving school improvement presentations from Holsenbeck Elementary School principal Jackie Robinson and Kennedy Elementary School Principal Ryan Butcher.
Under new business, the BOE will be asked to consider the following items:
•potential board policy revisions pertaining to infectious diseases and head lice in order to improve student attendance.
•a proposal by the Board of Regents to provide Internet and Internet-2 bandwidth to the district at a pre e-rate cost of $7,500 per month for 250 megabits of combined bandwidth.
•a recommendation to allow the superintendent to negotiate the replacement of a communications tower owned by WRS Communications on the Bramlett Elementary School campus, located at 622 Freeman Brock Road in Auburn.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS
The BOE is set to hear the following:
•updated information on the school system’s charter system status and upcoming charter cluster governance team meetings.
•information regarding an upcoming district accreditation review.
•names of system and school spelling bee winners.
•FY2013 budget timeline with a tentative final approval date of June 26, 2012
•monthly fundraising reports for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.
•energy consumption reports for each school.
•updates on capital building projects for each school.
•a request to plant trees at Apalachee High School for an unknown cost to be taken out of school funds.
•student enrollment count up to Feb. 23 with a comparison to previous school years.
A closed session will follow the regular meeting in order for the board to discuss personnel, real estate and legal matters. A vote on Human Resources recommendations will follow.