School Board Connection
A Summary of the Action Taken at the November 12, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting
Members Present: S. Porter Stewart, Chairman, Trisha C. Caulder, Vice-Chairman, Bryan Chapman, Secretary, Artie Buxton, John Galloway, Davy Greg, Alexis D. Pipkins, Sr. and Barry Townsend
Superintendent Dr. Richard O'Malley announced that based on a previous survey of
parents, Florence 1 Schools will allow students in the A/B cohort to begin five days of face
to face instruction
The number of students which will return to schools is determined by the parental
requests and the ability of each of the schools to safely accommodate the curriculum needs
of that number of students who will return to the schools for the five days of instruction.
A total of 1630 A/B cohort students across Florence 1 Schools will return to five days of
instruction beginning Monday, November 30th.
Dr. O Malley provided information regarding the history of bus driver salaries from
2018-19 to the present A discussion followed with regard to providing an explanation of the salary system to members of the transportation department.
A previous IDEA audit from the South Carolina Department of Education indicated an all clear, and all Florence 1 Schools are fully accredited.
The board approved the following:
- monthly financial statements minutes of the following meetings: 10-08-2020; 10-22-2020; public hearing; 10-22-2020, budget
- report from human resources;
- equipment use and acquisition agreement.