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’s Update 
    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.

    Additional Updates:
    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. 

    Action Items

    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.
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