Agenda
TYPE: MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
DATE: 10/8/2020 TIME: 7:00 PM
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LOCATION: City Council Chambers
DETAILS:
 
5:00 PM - 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. Meeting Call to Order Info
CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING
1. A Resolution of Certification of the Closed Meeting of October 8, 2020 Pursuant to Section 2.2-712 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as Amended Action
MEETING RECESS
1. Recess of Meeting Info
7:00 PM - RE-OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING
1. Meeting Call to Order Info
2. Pledge of Allegiance Info
ACTION ON CLOSED MEETING ITEMS
1. Personnel Report Action
2. Pupil Personnel Reports Action
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. Approval of Agenda Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Agenda Items 1. Greg Kasmark - COVID-19 In Suffolk 2. Danyelle Saunders - Schools Reopening 3. Tabitha Sidwell - Virtual Learning: A Working Parent's Perspective 4. Jonathan Rankin - Virtual Learning vs. In-Person Instruction 5. Amber Feliciano - Special Needs Children: The Need For Them To Be In School 6. Kirstyn Oneill - Special Education 7. Gretchen Jones - Kids Need To Be Back In School 8. Gerald Vergott - Best Welfare Of My Children 9. April Thompson - Virtual Learning And My Concerns (Letter) 10. Amanda Goodwin - Last Minute Changes of the Proposal for Special Education (Letter) 11. Katie Morse - The Replacement of the Pupil Personnel Committee (Letter) 12. Renee Rawls - Concerns Regarding the Plans to Return/Non-Return to Face-To-Face Learning (Letter) 13. Kristi Theus Whitaker - Educate and Innovate Plan (Letter) 14. Amanda Plotner - Children To Return For Four (4) FULL Days Of School (Letter) Info
REPORTS BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
1. Good News Report: a. Alumni Recognition - James (Jimmy) Cox b. WAVY TV10 - United Way Adopt a Teacher Program c. NRHS - GRAMMY Career Day Online d. CES Paraprofessional (Nicole Aponte) Participation in Hispanic Heritage Month Info
2. VSBA Academy Awards: Certificate of Recognition Award of Achievement Award of Excellence Award of Honor Info
3. SPS School Board Retreat Overview Presentation Info
4. Calendar of Special Events Info
5. Educate and Innovate Update Info
6. Superintendent's Year in Review Info
CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Consent Agenda Action
2. Payment of Bills and Payroll September 2020 Action
3. Budget Adjustment #1 2020/2021 Action
4. School Board Meeting Minutes: September 10, 2020 Action
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Special Education Specialized Programs Presentation Action
2. Ordinance 20/21-1 - Amending Chapter 4, Article 6, Section 4-6.1 Entitled "Statement of Policy, Contractual Authority of School Superintendent; Contracts not Requiring Sealed Bids or Competitive Negotiation" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
3. Ordinance 20/21-2 - Deleting Chapter 4, Article 6, Section 4-6.1:1, Entitled "Other Professional Services and Non-Transportation Related Construction Costs Exception" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
4. Ordinance 20/21-3 - Amending Chapter 2, Article 8, Section 2-8.1 Entitled "Early Appearances Defined; Five Minutes for Presentation; More than Six Speakers Equal Time Allotted" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
5. Ordinance 20/21-4 - Amending Chapter 2, Article 8, Section 2-8.2 Entitled, "Late Appearances Defined; Notice Requirement" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
NEW BUSINESS
1. Educate and Innovate: Fall Reopening Plan Update Action
2. Recommendations to Citizen Advisory Committees Action
3. Discussion Regarding Renaming Pioneer Elementary School Info
4. Ordinance 20/21-5: Amending 2, Article 2, Section 2-2.7, entitled “School Board Standing Committees; Foundations” of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - 1st Reading and Adoption Info/Action
5. Ordinance 20/21-6: Amending Chapter 9, Article 18, Section 9-18.8, entitled “Hearing before student services review committee; procedure to be followed; appeal before the School Board; superintendent to establish student services review committee” of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - 1st Reading and Adoption Info/Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON NON-AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items 1. Michelle Lewis - City of Suffolk moderated citizen's panel discussions on Covid-19 impact to education. Feature speakers to represent 1) education, 2) health, and 3) workforce; and City-wide citizen repository to share best practices and solutions. 2. Stacey Taylor - Concerned Parents- Edgenuity/Canvas (Letter) 3. Angela Kilgore - Questions for Board Members (Letter) 4. SEAC Committee - (Letter) 5. Kirstyn Oneill 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. Certification of Second Closed Meeting Action
ACTION ON SECOND CLOSED MEETING ITEM(S) (if needed)
1. Action on Second Closed Meeting Items Action
INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Accident Report September 2020 Info
2. Financial Report: Capital Projects Info
3. Financial Report September 2020 Info
4. Letter of Agreement for Workplace Investigative Services Info
ADJOURNMENT
1. Adjournment of Meeting Info