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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 27 Rock Hill Schools Business Meeting Notes

Action Items:
Approved Susan Cobb as a new assistant principal at Dutchman Creek Middle School, effective July 1.  Vote was 7-0

Approved the Consent agenda items (minutes of the April 28 and May 12 meetings of the board; personnel recommendations;  overnight field trip requests from Rock Hill High and the Applied Technology Center; the administration's recommendation that the board send a letter to the S.C. Department of Education to request that the district's work on curriculum mapping serve as corrective action for the district's failure to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) ratings for the past five years.) Vote was 7-0

Approved a student transfer request. Vote was 4-3 (Douglas, Reid, & Rentschler were against)

Superintendent's Report:
recognized Rebound Director Hank Hammond on his recent induction into the S.C. Chapter of the National Wresting Hall of Fame;

recognized the coaches, staff, and members of the Northwestern Boys' Soccer Team on their May 17 4A state championship.

congratulated  Saluda Trail Middle School and Sullivan Middle School on being approved to offer an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.

Announced a public forum on the proposed operating budget for the 2008-09 school year will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the Board Room in the district office.

the board will hold its next work session on Monday, June 9, in the district office

the school year will end for sixth-graders on June 4 and for all other grades on Thursday, June 5.  Friday, June 6, will be a teacher workday.

High school graduations have been scheduled in the Winthrop Coliseum as follows:
                Rock Hill High – 3 p.m. Friday, June 6
                Northwestern – 7 p.m. Friday, June 6
                South Pointe (its very first graduating class) – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7
tickets are required for admission to any graduation.  

the Retirement Banquet will be held at 7:00 o'clock on Friday evening, May 30, in The City Club. We expect 35 retirees.

gave a presentation on the proposed operating budget for school year 2008-09. Projected expenditures exceed the projected revenue by more than $3 million. The Board  will discuss the proposed budget at its work session on June 9.  

Stephen R. Duell address the board concerning the proposed expansion of the runway at the Rock Hill Airport to accommodate large jets. Mr. Duell expressed his concern over the safety of our schools near the airport and the effect on education from the increased sound from the jets.


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