South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees

June 16, 2017 – 11 a.m.

The Inn at USC

1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201 

A g e n d a



Call to Order/Quorum Call


Approval of Minutes of March 17, 2016 and April 26, 2017 


Consent Agenda:


Program and Grants: Approve recommendations re: local partnership grant renewal applications.

Finance and Administration: Approve Lee County Building Purchase Pursuant to 59-152-120

Finance and Administration: 4K Grant Application Pursuant to Proviso 1.86 of the General Appropriations Act


Chairman’s Report – Ken Wingate


Committee Reports:


Legislative CommitteeSenator Gerald Malloy, Chair


Finance and AdministrationJudith Aughtry, Chair

Local Partnership Overhead Study Pursuant to 59-152-70(B)Michael Slapnik, Scott and Company

Recommendations of the Executive Director Leadership Council and Staff



Approve recommendations of ED Leadership Council regarding Partnership Overhead



Financial Update


Program and Grants CommitteeJenifer McConnell, Chair

Evidence-Based Program Requirement Pursuant to 59-152-100(B)

Feedback to Trustees from Save the Children USA



Approve Joint Recommendations re: Evidence-Based Program Recommendations


Strategic Planning and Evaluation CommitteeAlexia Newman, Chair


Early Head Start Governance CouncilRoger Pryor, Chair


ACTION ITEM:                      

Approve Staff/Policy Council recommendation re: federal Cost of Living Adjustment for Early Head Start


Interim Director’s ReportJulia-Ellen Davis


Executive Session to Discuss a Personnel Matter


Closing RemarksKen Wingate