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Note:  Posted agendas are tentative.  The agenda is subject to change either prior to the meeting as additional business needs require the Board's attention or during the meeting when the Board may vote to amend the agenda prior to a vote to adopt the agenda.

The Bulloch County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be sent to 150 Williams Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458. 912-212-8500. 

Agenda


Bulloch County Board of Education
William James Educational Complex
Central Office Board Room

Called Special Session Board Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2022
6:30 p.m.

Agenda
(The Board requests all cell phones be silenced.)

Call to Order 

Moment of Silence/Pledge of Allegiance

Amend/Adopt the Agenda 

Special Recognition

  • Statesboro Kiwanis – Project Eaglet

Board Member Comments     

Public Participation 

     The public may address the Board of Education concerning issues other than specific student or individual matters. To participate in the Public Participation segment of the meeting, please sign in on the sign-in sheet located at the podium before the Board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; a three-minute time limit will be imposed for each speaker. A timer will be set and appear on the screen and a buzzer will sound when time expires. At this point, please conclude remarks. Passing unused time to another person is not allowed. Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated.

     No speaker shall indulge in personal attacks while speaking. All comments are to be addressed directly to the Board of Education. Personnel concerns may be addressed in writing to the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board of Education. The Board is not able to vote, comment or respond to issues or comments made during public participation. Please submit a copy of your written concerns to the Board Secretary.

Superintendent’s Report 

  • Career/Workforce Development Update          

A. Consent Agenda 

  1. Board Minutes: July 14, 2022 Regular Session  and July 28, 2022 Called Special Session  
  2. Board Member Payroll for July 2022 
  3. Financial Report for June 2022 

B. Old Business

  1. Policy IKBB – Divisive Concepts Complaint Resolution Process – New (Placed on the table on July 14)
  2. Policy IKBC – Material Harmful to Minors Complaint Resolution Process – New (Placed on the table on July 14)
  3. Policy JRB – Parents’ Bill of Rights – New (Placed on the table on July 14)

C. New Business for Approval

  1. 21st Century Grant Approval
  2. Fiscal Year 2023 Federal Perkins Plan Grant
  3. Guided Reading Professional Learning Bid
  4. School Food Service Food Bids

D. Executive Session 

E. Return to Open Session 

  • Personnel Recommendations

F. Adjournment

regular session and work session Meetings

*A time for public participation is on each regular session's agenda. The community can send public comments to the Board of Education at any time, not just during regular session meetings. This can be done either to Board members' individual email addresses ,  to the Board's group email , or to the Board's attention via Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson.

Public Participation at Board Meetings

Georgia's Open and Public Meetings law (O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 (2010) ensures that every public school district's Board of Education meetings are open to the public; however, it does not grant the public the right to speak at the meetings. Therefore, Board of Education meetings are not town hall meetings with open dialogue from and with the public.

Bulloch County Board of Education meetings are business meetings that are open for public view. However, the Bulloch County Board of Education does provide the public ways to address the Board about matters of interest or concern.  

  • The public may address the Board of Education concerning issues other than specific student or individual employee matters by attending Regular Session meetings and signing up to speak during the public participation portion of the meeting. Any matters about specific students or specific employees should be addressed in writing to the superintendent of schools or the chairman of the Board of Education.  

To participate in the Public Participation segment of the meeting,

  • Public participation is included on the agenda of regular session meetings only. A time for public participation is not included on work session meeting agendas.
  • A person will sign their name and topic(s) of concern on the sign-in sheet located at the podium prior to 6:30 p.m., when the meeting begins.
  • A three-minute time limit is imposed for each speaker. A timer will appear on the screen in the Boardroom. A buzzer will sound when time expires. At this point the speak will have 10 seconds to conclude remarks. If remarks are not concluded, the speaker will be thanked for their comments and asked to yield the floor.
  • The passing of time to another person is not allowed.
  • No speaker shall indulge in personal attacks while speaking.
  • All comments are to be addressed directly to the Board of Education.
  • Personnel/Employee concerns should be addressed in writing to the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board of Education.
  • Work session meetings do not include a public participation time on the agenda; however, the community can send public comments to the Board of Education at any time, not just during regular session meetings. This can be done either to Board members' individual email addresses ,  to the Board's group email , or to the Board's attention via Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson.
How to propose an agenda topic

Items of business for a Board meeting agenda may be suggested by Board members, school or district administrators, school district employees, parents, the public or anyone who has pertinent business to bring to the Board's attention. Suggested items of business must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent of Schools or Board of Education Chairman and received in the Office of the Superintendent at least seven days before the meeting in order to ensure consideration for inclusion on the written agenda.

Board of Education meetings are business meetings of the elected governing body of the school district. They are not town hall meetings; therefore, items of business may not be suggested from the floor for discussion nor can action be taken at the same meeting based on public input except at the discretion of the Board chairman or a majority of Board members present. The Board of Education does provide a listening session for public participation at each of its regular session meetings. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

No applicant for employment or employee of Bulloch County Schools is or will be denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or other non-merit based factors.  These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training and career development programs.

Contacts

Mary Henley, Board Secretary & Custodian of Records
912.212.8500

Hayley Greene, Public Relations Director
Student Media and News Media Contact
912.212.8512 or 912.536.2827

Open Records Requests are processed by our custodian of records.