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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in a Special Called Board meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Lynn Gray, Sally Harris, Tamara Shamburger, Melissa Snively, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair Cindy Stuart presided. 

Absent: April Griffin 

Others present were: 

Board Attorney:  James Porter
District Attorney:  Jeff Gibson                          

Chief of Staff:  Alberto Vazquez, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent:  Van Ayres
Chief of Schools:  Harrison Peters 

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:
      Academic Support and Federal Programs:  Tracye Brown absent
      Business Services:  Gretchen Saunders absent
      Community Relations:  Vacant (Jason Pepe-interim)
      Diversity:  Minerva Spanner-Morrow
      Educational Leadership and Professional Development: Tricia McManus 
      Governmental Relations: Connie Milito absent
      Human Resources:  Stephanie Woodford absent
      Operations:  Chris Farkas
      Outreach and School Improvement:  Larry Sykes, Ed.D absent
      Student Services:  Wynne Tye
      Teaching and Learning:  Elizabeth Agresta absent 

External Communications Manager:  Tanya Arja
Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording):  Lori Woods 

News Media Representatives:
      Tampa Bay Times:  Marlene Sokol
      Telemundo:  Javier Cervantes
      Channel 10:  Beau Zimmer     

Approximately 155 people were in the audience, including other school district personnel. 

Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 3 p.m.

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance:  Moment of silence followed by Vice Chair Harris leading in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. 

Withdrawn Items:  None

Adoption of the Agenda:

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Valdes, to adopt the agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.

Board – Roll Call:  Chair Stuart declared a quorum with six Board Members present. Mrs. Griffin absent.

Approval of Minutes:  None

Board Guidelines

Vice Chair Harris read the guidelines into the record.

Speakers to Agenda Items

Vice Chair Harris read the guidelines for public comments.

Speaker Item No.
Michelle Dennard Audience Comments
Willie Parker Audience Comments
Josephine Amato Audience Comments
Mark Klutho Audience Comments


Proclamations/Recognitions

01

Approve a Proclamation Supporting the 37th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast

 

Tamara Shamburger read the proclamation at the request of Chair Stuart.

 

Motion by Mrs. Shamburger, second by Vice Chair Harris, to approve the Proclamation supporting the 37th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Leadership Breakfast. Motion unanimously carried.

Teaching and Learning (Section A) – None

Administrative Appointments (Section B) – None

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval – None

 (Section C)

1.00 Office of Teaching and Learning (Elizabeth Agresta) – None
2.00 Student Services (Wynne Tye) – None
3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Tracye Brown) – None
4.00 Human Resources Division (Stephanie Woodford) – None
5.00 Leadership and Professional Development (Tricia McManus) – None
6.00 Business Division (Gretchen Saunders) – None
7.00 Operations Division (Chris Farkas) – None
8.00 Administration Division (Harrison Peters) – None
9.00 Community Relations (Vacant) – None
10.00 Office of Diversity (Minerva Spanner-Morrow) – None
11.00 Outreach and School Improvement (Larry Sykes, Ed.D.) – None
12.00 Unclassified – None
13.00 Information Items – None


Scheduled Hearings on Policies and/or Business Items
:
  None

Other Business and Board Comments:  None

Suspended Agenda:  None

Adjournment – with no further business the meeting was adjourned at 3:22 (Audio recording on file.)

HCPS publishes minutes of School Board meetings after Board approval. Although the online minutes do not include signatures, citizens may arrange to review the official documents by completing a public records request with the Communications Department.

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