MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SOUTH CAROLINA WHITMORE WCHOOL

510 Lexington Ave

Chapin, SC 29036

June 7, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Morrison at 1:00pm.

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

Richard Morrison, William Robinson, Pamela Phillips, Ann Brown, and Dr. Terri Hitch.  Also present Ellen Ray, Principal, John Loveday, Assistant Principal, Michelle Bishop, Compliance Coordinator and Pam Chick, Enrollment Coordinator

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

The minutes of the meeting of March 18, 2014 were approved as submitted electronically.

 

BUDGET UPDATE AND REVIEW:

 

Ellen Ray presented budget for Fiscal year 2014-2015.  Line item #5 is being challenged by Bill Moser as to why is was cut by the district.  It refers to “At Risk Student Learning” Title 1 funding.  SCWS is budgeting for two staffing changes.  Must hire PowerSchool specialist and another guidance counselor.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Chris McClure not in meeting. Pam Phillips and Bill Robinson stated that Lee Winters had suggested we purchase $200K CD for six months.  Wells Fargo insures up to $200K.  Pam and Bill have authorized Lee to purchase.  2nded by Dr. Hitch.

 

ENROLLMENT UPDATE:

 

Ellen Ray reported for 2014-2015 budget purposes, we need to start school year with ADM 295 students. At this point we have 90 new registrations and 175 who have committed for re-enrollment. Retention is increasing.  Ellen feels that our live orientation has helped students to better understand how our systems works and they are wanting to stay.  Ellen also spoke of our Summer Acceleration Program for our currents enrolled students who are wanting to work ahead during the summer.

 

BOARD RESIGNATION:

 

Dr. Richard Morrison presented his letter or recognition to the Board.  He and his wife are moving back to Indiana to be close to their son and family.  A plaque was presented to him in honor of his service on the Board and to SCWS.  He then recommended Dr. Terry Hitch as new Chairperson of Board. Ann Brown gave the motion to nominate her, Bill Robinson 2nded.  All approved. Dr. Hitch was honored to accept the position.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

 

None

 

OTHER BUSINESS: Ann Brown had a question concerning Common Core as to whether we will implement.  John and Ellen stated we will in English and Math for one year only.  Summer HSAP testing will be administered for those current seniors who did not pass during spring and still need to pass to receive diploma. This will be the last HSAP test administered.  Ann Brown suggested that we film student testimonials praising SCWS and post on website.  Also to film graduation.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Richard Morrison thanked everyone for attending and adjourned the meeting.