The Glynn County Board of Education met on 04-10-2018 to approve several key agenda items. All on Georgia- Glynn was in attendence. The meeting began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as an inspirational video of the Altama Elementary school’s Princess and Pearls Club dance presentation.
It continued with a spotlight on Glynn County student club recognitions.
Brunswick High School’s Key Club received state recognition and also updated the BOD on their fundraiser for a fellow student they tragically lost over Spring break. They raised money for the Humane Society in his honor.
Glynn County Superintendent Student Advisory Council also addressed the BOD on their achievements thus far this year. Student representatives from both organizations relayed their impressive accomplishments.
During the “Citizens Address the Board” section of the agenda, Rachel Thompson, Project Manager for the Glynn Environmental Coalition presented to the board regarding the new Altama Elementary school site that is to be built less than 1500 ft from the Hercules Superfund site. Thompson first thanked the BOE for hosting the community forum on March 22nd, which allowed for dialogue between the community, Altama Elementary staff, BOE and Terracon. She also expressed appreciation to the BOE for their proactive actions taken thus far and made recommendations to ensure that human health risks are eliminated and Glynn County’s investment in a new school building is protected in the long term.
The school board approved the following recommendations:
- Request that Hercules install Sentinel wells on the edge of the property
- Install Vaporization barriers during construction
- Lay a minimum of 2 feet of known soil laid on site.
- Ensure continued safety of site for staff and children.
Ms. Michelle Drew, the Principal of Altama Elementary school said a few words to the Board about how happy the administration was that they will be receiving a new building. She said that the school is a family and they have built relationships with their parents and business partners in the community who mentor the children. They are excited that the building will not be moved because they want to continue their parent involvement and relationships they have built and trust that the board has tested the site for the safety of all.
Some of the other items that were approved included:
- A $98,203 contract for Anderson Environmental to remove asbestos from Sidney Lanier
- A $149,645 contract for Brunswick Flooring to remove carpet and replace with new carpet throughout several buildings in the school system. It was also commented that they are happy to contract with local businesses to “keep the money local” and going back into the Glynn county economy.
- It was also approved to replace the Risley school canopy that was destroyed during the hurricanes. It was agreed to replace the canvas canopy with a more sturdy polycarbonate for a total of $206,020.
- Approval of the Security Cameras and Access control ESPLOST project
The meeting adjourned with a proposal to discuss bus routes and the school day hours.
The full meeting agenda can be seen HERE. Click on each line item of agenda to see any attached supporting documents.
Visit this link to view an On Demand recording of the whole meeting: