Public Agenda
TYPE: MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
DATE: 1/14/2021 TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting
DETAILS:
 
7:00 PM - OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING
1. Meeting Call to Order Info
2. Pledge of Allegiance Info
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. Approval of Agenda Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Agenda Items 1. Therbia Parker, Sr. - Re: Report from the Hostile Work Environment Complaint Against Sherri Story 2. Rev. Henry Diggs - Re: Support of Dr. Gordon and Attorney Waller 3. Fritz Whitfield - Re: Complaint Regarding Sherri Story 4. Greg Kasmark - Covid-19 5. Deborah Wahlstrom - The Investigation Report and Corresponding Resolutions Info
REPORTS BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
1. Good News Report: a. KFHS HBCU Virtual Band Recruitment Event b. High School Online Career Planner (Student Course Request) c. Virtual Virginia Canvas Top Performer Award d. Governor Northam's Administration Appointments e. SPS Teacher Spotlight - December f. SPS Funds & Grants Info
2. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Council Annual Report Info
3. Calendar of Special Events Info
CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Consent Agenda Action
2. Payment of Bills and Payroll December 2020 Action
3. School Board Meeting Minutes: 1. December 10, 2020 2. December 15, 2020 Action
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Ordinance 20/21-7: Amending Chapter 9, Article 26, Entitled "Management of Agressive and Violent Behaviors" to read "Restraint and Seclusion" and Deleting Language Found in the Following Subsections: 9-26-3 thru 9-26.9 and Adding New Subsections 9-26.10 and 9-26.11 of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
2. Ordinance 20/21-8: Amending Chapter 10, Article 5,Section 10-5-1 Entitled "Public Appearances Before the School Board; Time Limits for Public Comments; Public Participation at the Special or Call Meetings" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
3. Ordinance 20/21-9: Amending Chapter 2, Article 3, Section 2-3.2 Entitled "Regular Meetings; Special Meetings; Quorum" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
4. Ordinance 20/21-10: Amending Chapter 2, Article 8, Section 2-8.1 Entitled "Early Appearances Defined; Five Minutes and Not Less than Three Minutes for Presentation; When More than Fifteen Speakers" of the Policies of the Suffolk City School Board - Second Reading Action
NEW BUSINESS
1. 2021-2022 School Calendar Action
2. Support Scale Review Info
3. SPS Health Dashboard Update Info/Action
4. VHSL Athletics Info
5. Resolution 20/21-11: Resolution of the School Board of the City of Suffolk, Virginia, Adopting a Code of Ethics for Members of the Suffolk City School Board Action
6. Resolution 20/21-12: Resolution of the School Board of the City of Suffolk, Virginia, Adopting a Code of Conduct for the Clerk of the Suffolk City School Board Action
7. Resolution 20/21-13: A Resolution of the School Board for the City of Suffolk, Virginia Authorizing the Chair of the School Board to Arrange Training for Board Member Sherri D. Story in the Areas of Management or Leadership – to Include Training Relative to Maintenance of Confidentiality of Certain School Board Matters and Racial Sensitivity Training as Recommended in the Investigative Report Action
8. Resolution 20/21-14: A Resolution of the School Board for the City Of Suffolk, Virginia Directing the Policy Review Committee to Review Current Policies of the School Board and Make Policy Recommendations that will Protect the Confidentiality of Closed Meeting Discussions Action
9. Resignation of Board Member David Mitnick Action
PUBLIC SPEAKERS ON NON-AGENDA TOPICS
1. Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items 1. Karen Hurd - 2021-2022 Budget (Letter) 2. Brianne Ihlenburg - 2021-2022 Budget (Letter) 3. Deborah Kliche - 2021-2022 Budget (Letter) 4. Miller Cary - Refusal to do the work necessary to improve our schools (Letter) Info
BUSINESS BY BOARD MEMBERS
1. Comments and Reports by School Board Members Info
INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Accident Report December 2020 Info
2. Financial Report: Capital Projects Info
3. Financial Report December 2020 Info
4. Payment of $200 bonus to Part-time Instructional hourly staff who did not receive the bonus in December such as Algebra Readiness tutors, ELL tutors and Adult Ed night instructors. Info
5. Results of Surplus Bid Info
ADJOURNMENT
1. Adjournment of Meeting Info