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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in regular session Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Lynn Gray, April Griffin, Sally Harris, Tamara Shamburger, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair Cindy Stuart presided.

Absent:  Melissa Snively

Others Present:

Board Attorney:  James Porter

District Attorney:  Jeff Gibson                    

Chief of Staff:  Alberto Vazquez, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent:  Van Ayres - absent

Chief of Schools, Administration:  Harrison Peters

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs:  Tracye Brown

      Business Services:  Gretchen Saunders

      Community Relations:  Teresa Lantigua Peterson

      Diversity:  Minerva Spanner-Morrow

      Educational Leadership and Professional Development: Tricia McManus      

      Governmental Relations: Connie Milito

      Human Resources:  Marie Whelan Interim

      Operations:  Chris Farkas

      Outreach and School Improvement:  Larry Sykes, Ed.D

      Student Services:  Wynne Tye

      Teaching and Learning:  Deborah Cook

External Communications Manager:  Tanya Arja

Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording):  Lori Woods

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times:  Marlene Sokol

      ABC Action News:  Matthew Apthorp

Approximately 140 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.  Vice Chair Harris recognized those in military who sacrifice daily for our country, and gave special recognition to Mrs. Gray’s nephew, Nicky Lisa, 18 year old Army Ranger fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan.

Withdrawn Items   C4.04

Adoption of the Agenda:

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

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

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Griffin, to approve the following minutes:

June 8, 2017 – School Board Workshop (a.m. session)

June 8, 2017 – School Board Workshop (p.m. session)

June 13, 2017 – School Board Meeting

Motion unanimously carried.

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.

Mark Klutho

C4.03, C6.03, C7.03, C7.05, Audience Comments

Michelle Shimberg

C6.11

Nicole Reneau

Audience Comments

Rob Kriete

Audience Comments

Ryan Haczynski

Audience Comments

Hiedi Glick

Audience Comments

Aron Zions

Audience Comments

Chris Rushak

Audience Comments

Alex Tamargo

Audience Comments

Jim Griffin

Audience Comments

Linda Chion Kenney

Audience Comments

Kris Milrose

Audience Comments

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Shamburger, to vote on the consent agenda with the following items pulled for discussion.  These items will be voted on all together at the end of discussion.

Consent Agenda:  B01, C4.02a, C2.01, C3.01, C401, C4.06R, C6.02, C6.03, C6.06, C6.07,

C6.08, C6.10, C6.11, C6.12R, C6.14, C6.15R, C6.16R, C6.17, C6.18

Information Items:  13.02

Motion unanimously carried.

(Section C)

3.01

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between Children's Home Society of Florida, University of South Florida, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., Tampa Family Health Centers, and Innovation Place for the Development and Maintenance of the Mort Community Partnership School Model (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

Holly Saia, Director, Student Services, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray and Chair Stuart.  Mrs. Saia introduced Dr. Eliza McCall Horne, Executive Director, Children’s Home Society of Florida.  Dr. McCall Horne introduced the following community school partners in attendance:

  • Woodland Johnson, Principal Hillsborough County Schools
  • Dr. David Allsopp, Assistant Dean for Education, Preparation & Partnerships and the Endowed Chair, and Director of the David Anchin Center, University of South Florida
  • Harold Jackson, Community Relations Liaison, Tampa Family Health Centers
  • Nestor Ortiz, Chief Operations Officer; Co, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc
  • Diana Dias, Community Outreach Coordinator, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc
  • Kelley Sims, Lead Idea Engineer, Innovation Place
  • Greg Robertson, Executive Director of Operations, Bay Hope Church
  • Kendra Cummings, Account Executive, Vistra Communications

Comments made by Mrs. Gray and Chair Stuart.

Motion by Mrs. Griffin, second by Vice Chair Harris, to pull item C3.01 for a separate vote. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Gray, to Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between Children's Home Society of Florida, University of South Florida, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., Tampa Family Health Centers, and Innovation Place for the Development and Maintenance of the Mort Community Partnership School Model.  Motion unanimously carried.

6.07

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Children's Board) for the Supporting and Empowering Educational Developmental Services (SEEDS) Project (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

Kelly Parris, President, Children’s Board, was publically recognized.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.08

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) and the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, (HCPS) for the Implementation and Operation of Before School, After School, and Summer Programs (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

The following individuals were publically recognized.

  • Chuck Burgess
  • Christie Lemar
  • Edward Briggs

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Chair Stuart, Mrs. Griffin, Superintendent Eakins.

Motion by Mrs. Griffin, second by Vice Chair Harris to pull item C6.08, for a separate vote. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Valdes, to Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) and the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, (HCPS) for the Implementation and Operation of Before School, After School, and Summer Programs.  Motion carried with Mrs. Griffin and Chair Stuart opposed.

6.10

Approve Contract for Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Academy (Tampa) (Chief of Schools) moved up on agenda

Cinzia DeLange, Supervisor, Charter Schools, highlighted the item at the request of Chair Stuart.  Mrs. DeLange publically recognized Alex Tamargo, Director of Operations of SLAM Schools and Jim Griffin, Principal of SLAM, Tampa.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Vice Chair Harris and Mrs. Griffin.

6.11

Approve Contract for Early Childhood Learning Center (Chief of Schools) moved up on agenda

Cinzia DeLange, Supervisor, Charter Schools, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Chair Stuart.  Mrs. DeLange publically recognized Michelle Shimberg, Board Chair for Early Childhood Learning Center.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray and Vice Chair Harris.

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to pull item C6.10 and C6.11, for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Shamburger to Approve Contract for Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Academy (Tampa) and Approve Contract for Early Childhood Learning Center. Motion unanimously carried.

Administrative Appointments (Section B)

B 01

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Sulphur Springs K-8 School

Motion by Mrs. Shamburger, second by Vice Chair Gray, to appoint Chantel Angeletti, currently Principal of Michael Byrne Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, to the Principal of Sulphur Springs K-8 School, effective July 1, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

 

Superintendent Eakins publically recognized the following new Assistant Principals, effective July 1, 2017.

  • Kosal Chea – currently a teacher at Kimbell Elementary School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Van Buren Middle School
  • Clarissa Sissel – currently a teacher at Tampa Palms Elementary School, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction at McKitrick Elementary School

6.12R

Revise the Agreement with Hillsborough County Lacrosse Alliance, Inc. (HALAX) Beginning with the 2017/2018 Lacrosse Season (Educational Access, Opportunity, & Alternatives Division) Revised Attachment moved up on agenda

Lanness G. Robinson, Director, Athletics Department, highlighted the item at the request of Chair Stuart.  Mr. Robinson publically recognized Tripp Barlow, HALAX Representative. 

Comments made by Chair Stuart, Vice Chair Harris and Mrs. Griffin. 

Motion by Chair Stuart, second by Mrs. Griffin, to pull item C6.12R for a separate vote.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Chair Stuart, second by Mrs. Griffin, to Revise the Agreement with Hillsborough County Lacrosse Alliance, Inc. (HALAX) Beginning with the 2017/2018 Lacrosse SeasonMotion carried unanimously.

1.00 Office of Teaching and Learning (Deborah Cook) - None

2.00 Student Services (Wynne Tye)

2.01

Approve Renewal of Agency Agreements for Provision of Educational Program for Hospital/Homebound Exceptional Student Education, 2017-2020

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Tracye Brown)

3.01

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between Children's Home Society of Florida, University of South Florida, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., Tampa Family Health Centers, and Innovation Place for the Development and Maintenance of the Mort Community Partnership School Model (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

4.00 Human Resources Division (Marie Whelan (Interim)

4.01

Approve Personnel List #934 - Instructional Support

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

4.02

Approve Personnel List #1078 - Instructional

4.02a

Approve Administrative Appointments/Transfers effective July 1, 2017

  • LeShea Serrano – currently Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Middleton High School, to Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Jefferson High School
  • James P. Harris – currently Assistant Principal for Administration, Sickles High School, to Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Alonso High School
  • David Ramos – currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Madison Middle School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Riverview High School
  • Henry Lefler – currently Principal, Memorial Middle School, to Assistant Principal, South County Career Center
  • Kosal Chea – currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Egypt Lake Elementary, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Anderson Elementary School
  • Clarissa Sissel – currently Teacher, Tampa Palms Elementary School, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, McKitrick Elementary School

4.03

Approve Teachers Considered Out of Field - Subject Area and English Language Learners

4.04

Approve Disciplinary Action - Instructional Support (If Any)

4.05R

Approve Disciplinary Action – Instructional Revised

4.06R

Approve Suspension Revision of the Reorganization of the Human Resources Division (Revised and Attachment Added)

Marie Whelan, Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Griffin and Chair Stuart.

Comments made by Chair Stuart, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Gray, Superintendent Eakins, Mrs. Whelan, Mrs. Shamburger, Vice Chair Harris and Dr. Vazquez.

Discussion:

  • Reorganization of the Human Resources Division originally approved on February 21, 2017
  • Evaluations are not tied to pay increases
  • Issue with four Facilities employee’s paygrade at a 13 and 15
  • 2,700 more employees than district can afford
  • Serve the children, not protect positions
  • Does not support the Reorganization of the Human Resources Division
  • Lack of explanation
  • Revision of Human Resources Division from the February 2017 approval will have cost savings
  • Does not want to take away from our teachers
  • Issue with continuing to increase employee’s salaries on instructional support and administrative levels
  • Equity across the district including custodians, lunchroom personnel, security, etc. desired
  • Does not support increase in salaries
  • Halt on vanity projects
  • Staffing is being reduced
  • Transparent with reduction in staffing
  • Restructure provides equity to support employees within the Human Resources Division
  • Reorganization goes in effect July 1, 2017
  • Board can make recommendations to Superintendent
  • Would like to vote item down and request Chair to call a Special Called Board meeting
  • If Board approves item would Superintendent accommodate a Special Called Board meeting? Intent was to show transparency to Board of savings with deletion of added positions; would take into consideration
  • If voted to allow or deny, pay increases will occur July 1, 2017
  • Staff would communicate with Unions concerning the postponement of salary increases; all salary increases would be retroactive to July 1, 2017
  • Align salary increases and reorganizations along with the State budget
  • Customer service is a priority
  • Special Called Board meeting can be called by Superintendent, Chair or majority of Board with two-day public notice

Motion by Mrs. Griffin, second by Vice Chair Harris, to pull item C4.06R, for a separate vote. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mrs. Gray, second by Mrs. Griffin to Approve Suspension Revision of the Reorganization of the Human Resources Division.  Motion carried with Mrs. Griffin opposed.

 

Comments made by Chair Stuart. 

 

Motion by Chair Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, that the items listed below will be detailed on or before August 29, 2017, School Board meeting and the expectation with clear goals and timelines set for both the 2017/2018 and the 2018/2019 school year.

  • Expectation that no additional salary increase or reorganizations, effective July 1, 2017, and the following items will be presented to the School Board
  • 2017/2018 reduction in workforce by 400 – 500 employees
  • 2018/2019 reduction in workforce by 400 – 500 additional employees
  • Energy Savings Program, listing savings as well as cost and implementation timeline
  • Medicaid Savings Program, listing savings as well as costs and implementation timeline
  • Time and Attendance Program, listing savings as well as cost and implementation timeline
  • Property sales, listing savings as well as cost and implementation timeline
  • Freezing of salary band increases for 2017/2018, listing savings as well as cost and implementation timeline
  • Freezing of salary band increases for 2018/2019, listing savings as well as cost and implementation timeline

Motion carried with Mrs. Gray opposed.


School Board meeting recessed at 6:06 p.m.

School Board meeting reconvened at 6:16 p.m.

Mrs. Valdes left the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

5.00 Leadership and Professional Development (Tricia McManus) - None


6.00 Business Division (Gretchen Saunders)

6.01R

Approve the Renewal of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Readiness System Support Agreement (Office of Teaching and Learning) Revised Executive Summary

6.02

Approve Subagreement Between the University of South Florida (USF) for the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Early Childhood Learning (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.03

Approve Budget Amendments for the Period Ended May 31, 2017 (Business Services)

Gretchen Saunders, Chief Business Officer, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Griffin.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Milito, Superintendent Eakins, Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Griffin.

6.04

Approve Purchase of Assistive Technology from Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Inc., for Use by Students with Visual Impairments (Sole-Source Provider) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

6.05

Approve the Piggyback of the Agreement Between TBC Retail Group, dba Tire Kingdom, and Duval County Public Schools – Invitation to Bid (ITB) #019-16/CP Fleet Maintenance Service (Business Services)

6.06

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with FACTS Education Solutions (Educational Leadership and Professional Development)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.07

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Children's Board) for the Supporting and Empowering Educational Developmental Services (SEEDS) Project (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

6.08

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) and the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, (HCPS) for the Implementation and Operation of Before School, After School, and Summer Programs (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division) moved up on agenda

6.09

Approve Amendment to Service Agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY17 to replace it with Service Agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY18 with Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd Community Alternatives (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

6.10

Approve Contract for Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Academy (Tampa) (Chief of Schools) moved up on agenda

6.11

Approve Contract for Early Childhood Learning Center (Chief of Schools) moved up on agenda

6.12R

Revise the Agreement with Hillsborough County Lacrosse Alliance, Inc. (HALAX) Beginning with the 2017/2018 Lacrosse Season (Educational Access, Opportunity, & Alternatives Division) Revised Attachment moved up on agenda

6.13

Approve the Florida Virtual School Virtual Instruction Provider (FLVS VIP) Participation Agreement for the 2017/2018 School Year (Chief of Schools)

6.14

Approve the Interlocal Agreement for the Provision of Educational Services with Hillsborough County, Florida for Fire Rescue Staff and Reserve Responders by Aparicio-Levy Technical College for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections Division) highlighted with 6.15R, 6.16R, and 6.17

Darrell Faber, Director, Workforce and Continuing Education, highlighted the item at the request Mrs. Griffin.

Comments made by Mrs. Griffin

6.15R

Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Tampa, Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource of Tampa Bay for the Tampa Fire Rescue Partnership Academy for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections Division) Revised Executive Summary

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.16R

Approve the Agreement for Educational Services with the City of Tampa for Firefighter Training by Learey Technical College for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections Division) Revised Executive Summary highlighted with 6.14, 6.15R and 6.17

6.17

Approve the Interlocal Agreement with Hillsborough County, Florida, Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource of Tampa Bay for the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Partnership Academy for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections Division) highlighted with 6.14, 6.15R and 6.16R

6.18

Approve all Title II, Part A Project and Funds: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment Fund Based on Final Approval from the State for the 2017/2018 School Year (Educational Leadership and Professional Development Division)

Tricia McManus, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Leadership and Professional Development, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.


7.00 Operations Division (Chris Farkas)

7.01

Approve Resolution for Impact Fee Fund Disbursement from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for Design Professional, Construction Management and Construction of Classroom Additions at Sickles and Robinson High Schools

7.02

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price for Kitchen Renovations at Multiple Sites

7.03

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Roof Replacements at Two Sites (Lee, Hillsborough)

7.04

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price for Student Nutrition Services' Four Cooler Freezers

7.05

Approve Acceptance of Project for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Interior Finishes Renovation at Edison Elementary School

7.06

Approve Acceptance of Project for Lamb Elementary School

 

8.00 Administration Division (Harrison Peters)

8.01

Approve the Recommendations for Change of Placement of Regular Students

8.02

Approve Waiver of Rental Fees

8.03

Approve Charges for Student Supplies - 2017/2018 Academic Year


9.00 Community Relations (Teresa Peterson) - None

10.00 Office of Diversity (Minerva Spanner-Morrow) - None

11.00 Outreach and School Improvement (Larry Sykes, Ed.D.) - None

12.00 Unclassified

12.01

Approve Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Members

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Shamburger, to vote on the items pulled from the consent agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.

13.00 Information Items

13.01

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of May 31, 2017 (Business Services)

13.02

Provide Policies and Procedures for Naming and Renaming of School Sites (Chief of Schools)

Superintendent Eakins and Tanly Cabrera, Director, Administration, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Shamburger.

Comments made by Mrs. Shamburger, Mr. Porter and Chair Stuart.

Suspended Agenda

01

Suspended Agenda

Superintendent Jeff Eakins provided updates on the following:

  • Lacrosse
  • Student Progress, Monitoring, and Success
  • OCR and ACLU Update
  • Gibson Consulting Group
  • Outreach and School Improvement Division

Superintendent Comments (Section E)

 

Superintendent Eakins provided brief updates on the following:

  • Budget Webpage
  • Temporary Hiring Freeze
  • AVID Conference
  • Concordant Scores/COC
  • Summer Graduations

Other Business and Board Comments

Comments by Mrs. Gray, Vice Chair Harris, Mrs. Shamburger, and Mrs. Griffin.

Adjournment with no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m. (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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