Agenda
TYPE: SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
DATE: 8/6/2020 TIME: 7:00 PM
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LOCATION: City Council Chambers
DETAILS:
 
5:30 - OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING
1. Meeting Call to Order Info
2. Motion for Meeting Attendance Via Electronic Device (Mitnick) Action
MOTION TO GO INTO A CLOSED MEETING
1. Motion to Go into a Closed Meeting Action
RE-OPEN IN PUBLIC MEETING
1. Motion to Re-Open Public Meeting Action
CERTIFICATION OF A CLOSED MEETING
1. A Resolution of Certification of the Closed Meeting of August 6, 2020 Pursuant to Section 2.2-712 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as Amended. Action
MEETING RECESS
1. Meeting Recess Info
7:00 P.M. RE-OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING
1. Meeting Call to Order Info
2. Motion for Meeting Attendance Via Electronic Device (Mayo) Action
3. Pledge of Allegiance Info
ACTION ON CLOSED MEETING ITEMS
1. Personnel Report Action
2. Resolution 20/21-4: A A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia, Authorizing the School Board Chair to Make an Award and Enter into a Contract with the Successful Offeror to Provide Workplace Investigative Services for Suffolk Public Schools Action
REQUEST FROM BOARD MEMBER MITNICK TO ADD ITEM TO THE AGENDA
1. Selection Of Citizens to Serve On The Special Education Advisory Committee Action
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. Approval of Agenda Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Agenda Items 1. Kristin Parker - Fall Opening Plan 2. Tanisha Kelley - Fall Opening Plan 3. Angela McElroy - Superintendent's Plan for Virtual Learning (Letter) 4. Kelley Beck - School Reopening 2021 (Letter) Info
REPORTS BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
1. Good News Report: a. 2020 Virginia History Teacher of the Year - India Meissel b. SPS Alumni Savannah Miller - Robert H. Nutt Award Grant Recipient c. 2020 VSBA Tidewater Regional Art Contest Winners: *Zoey Dorn - JFKMS - 1st Place Middle School Winner *Isabella Kate Bishop - FBES - 2nd Place Elementary School Winner *Karolyn Morris - NRHS - 2nd Place High School Winner d. 2020-2021 Suffolk Art League's Sharon Picot and Chip Picot Student Scholarship Winners: *Ayana L. Johnson - CFCMS - ($800) - Dance/Theater *Savannah Stephens - JYMS - ($765) - Music *Ezekiel Swindell - JYMS - ($1,100) - Visual e. 2020-2021 Suffolk Art League's John R. Taylor Student Scholarship for Visual Art Winner: *Nevaeh Chaney - CES - ($300) - Visual Info
2. Certificate of Appreciation: Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck - 2020 VSBA Legislative Positions Committee Info
3. SPS Response Plan Update Info
4. Calendar of Special Events Info
CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Consent Agenda Action
2. Authorization of Signature Action
3. Payment of Bills and Payroll July 2020 Action
4. School Board Meeting Minutes Action
5. Resolution 20/21-5: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia, Certifying that Every School it Supervises has Developed a Written School Crisis, Emergency Management, and Medical Emergency Response Plan, Consistent with the Definition Provided in Virginia Code Section 22.1-279.8(D) Action
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. SPS Fall Reopening Plan (Educate and Innovate) Action
2. Resolution 20/21-3: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia Granting to the School Superintendent the Authority to Execute Any and All Documents Required for the Purchase and Acquisition of Educational Materials and Appurtenances Thereto for the Implementation of a Remote Learning Program for Students in Grades Prek-12 Enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools for rhe 2020-2021 School Year Action
3. Selection of Citizens to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee Action
NEW BUSINESS
1. 2021-2022 Budget Development Calendar Action
2. Payment to Damuth Trane Action
3. School Board Retreat Date (October 23, 2020) Action
4. Resolution 20/21-1: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia Making an Award to NTA Life and Pierce Insurance to Provide Section 125 Supplemental Insurances and Related Services for Employees of Suffolk Public Schools and Authorizing the School Superintendent to Execute Any and All Documents Required for the Aforementioned Services Action
5. UVA Educational Leadership Cohort Info
6. Resolution 20/21-2: A Resolution Approving the Terms and Conditions of an Academic Program Services Agreement Between Suffolk Public Schools and the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia for Curry School of Education Action
7. Brand SPS: Graduation Requirements, Yearbooks, Branding and Related Services Presentation Info
8. Resolution 20/21-6: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia, Making an Award to Herff Jones to Provide Graduation Requirements, Yearbooks, Branding, and Related Services for Suffolk Public Schools and Authorizing the Chairman of the School Board and School Superintendent to Execute Any and All Documents Required for the Aforementioned Services Action
9. Resolution 20/21-7: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia recognizing Jimmy Laroue as Suffolk Public schools local media representative to be placed on the statewide Virginia School Board Association Media Honor Roll for his ongoing responsible and exemplary nature of reporting on Suffolk Public Schools. Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON NON-AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items 1. Sean McGee - Upcoming School Year and Lack of Internet in Whaleyville 2. Armaris Narvaez - Virtual Learning 3. Andrew Pancoast - Information Presentation and Virtual Learning 4. Reverend Henry Diggs - Support of Superintendent and Children During Pandemic 5. Dr. Felton Whitfield - Support of Work from Superintendent Gordon and Concern for Sickle Cell Clients Going Back to School 6. Dr. Trevon Boone - Support of Dr. John B. Gordon III, Superintendent from the Suffolk Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (SIMA) 7. Amber Feliciano - Special Needs Children Going Back To School 8. Bishop Upton - Support for Superintendent, Dr. Gordon 9. Danielle Hare - Question for the Board (Letter) 10. Franchetta Ajibola - Concerned with Special Education Teachers Returning Back to School 11. Rev. Dr. Stephen Blunt - Clergy Supporting of Dr. Gordon's Leadership Info
BUSINESS BY BOARD MEMBERS
1. Comments and reports by School Board Members Info
MOTION TO GO INTO A SECOND CLOSED MEETING (if needed)
1. Motion to go into a (Second) Closed Meeting Action
CERTIFICATION OF SECOND CLOSED MEETING (if needed)
1. Certificate of a (Second) Closed Meeting Action
INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Financial Report: Capital Projects Info
2. Financial Report July 2020 Info
3. CARES Act ESSER and GEER Fund Application Information Info
ADJOURNMENT
1. Adjournment of Meeting Info