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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in regular session Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the HCPS Instructional Service Center, 2920 N 40thStreet, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Lynn Gray, Sally Harris, Tamara Shamburger, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair Cindy Stuart presided.

Absent:  April Griffin, Melissa Snively

Present:

Board Attorney:  James Porter

District Attorney:  Jeff Gibson                   

Chief of Staff:  Alberto Vazquez, Ed.D. - absent

Deputy Superintendent:  Van Ayres

Chief of Schools, Administration:  Harrison Peters

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs:  Tracye Brown

      Business Services:  Gretchen Saunders

      Community Relations:  Vacant

      Diversity:  Minerva Spanner-Morrow – absent (Eric Graham)

      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 – absent (Leslie Granich)

Department Manager, Media:  Tanya Arja

Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording):  Lori Woods

Approximately 185 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. 

Withdrawn Items:  C4.04, C.405, C4.08, C6.03

Adoption of the Agenda:

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

Board – Roll Call:  Chair Stuart declared a quorum with five Board Members present.  Absent - Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Snively

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Mrs. Gray, second by Mrs. Valdes, to approve the following minutes:

June 20, 2017 – School Board Workshop

June 27, 2017 – School Board Meeting              

Motion unanimously carried.

Board Guidelines

Vice Chair Harris read the guidelines into the record.

Chair Stuart publically recognized the attendance of Julianne Holt – Public Defender, Hillsborough County.

13.03

Acknowledge the American Heart Association and its Long Standing Partnership with their Commitment to Heart Health and Wellness Initiatives Throughout the District (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

MaryLou Whaley – Director, Community Engagement and Philanthropy, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes.  Mrs. Whaley introduced Eric Stommes – Vice President, Heart Walk at American Heart Association.  Mr. Stommes made brief remarks.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Valdes.

13.04

Hillsborough County Public Schools Acknowledges the Partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the Investments in Programs and Services for Families in Hillsborough County Public Schools (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

MaryLou Whaley – Director, Community Engagement and Philanthropy, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes.  Mrs. Whaley publically recognized Maria Negron – Director of Program, Children’s Board – Hillsborough County and Debbie Zenk – Supervisor, Out of School Time.  Mrs. Zenk made brief remarks.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

13.05

Hillsborough County Public Schools Acknowledges the Read on myON (ROMO) Partnership and the Communities’ Contributions of Resources and Experiences to Encourage Students Reading and Learning Over the Summer (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

MaryLou Whaley – Director, Community Engagement and Philanthropy, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes.  Mrs. Whaley publically recognized John Milburn – Supervisor, Library Media Services K-5.  Mr. Milburn made brief remarks.

13.06

Collaborative Efforts of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Support of Safe & Sound Hillsborough (Chief of Staff) moved up on agenda

Patti Simmons – Manager, FTE Compliance and Unit Analysis, Business Services Division, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes.  Mrs. Simmons introduced, Juliane Holt – Public Defender, Hillsborough County, Freddy Barton – Executive Director, Safe and Sound Hillsborough and Rosalie Smith – Program Manager, Safe and Sound Hillsborough. Mrs. Holt presented letters of appreciation to Chair Stuart and Mrs. Simmons.  Mr. Barton publically thanked board members and the district for their support.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Shamburger and Chair Stuart.

Speakers to Agenda Items

Vice Chair Harris read the guidelines for public comments.

Speaker

Item No.

Ryan Haczynksi

B05, C13.07, Audience Comments

Jesus Galvez

C4.01, C4.02, Audience Comments

Lazaro Herrera

C4.01, C4.02, Audience Comments

Pablo Morales

C4.01, C4.02, Audience Comments

 

 

Public Comment recessed at 4:01 p.m. for the time certain Administrative Appointments

School Board Meeting recessed at 4:11 p.m.

School Board Meeting reconvened at 4:22 p.m.

Public Comment reconvened at 4:22 p.m.

 

 

Mike Weston

C4.02a, C6.02R

Mark Klutho

C4.03, C6.02R, C7.02, C7.03, C7.04, Audience Comments

Faye Cook

Audience Comments

Michael Hartnett

Audience Comments

Dana Cook

Audience Comments

Caitlin Cook

Audience Comments

Melissa Brown

Audience Comments

Valerie Chuchman

Audience Comments

Proclamations/Recognitions None

Administrative Appointments (Section B) 4 p.m. time certain

01

Approve Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Colson Elementary School (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Gray, to appoint Orestes Mendez, currently Assistant Principal of Lee Elementary School, to the Principal of Colson Elementary, effective July 24, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

02

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of North Tampa EPIC3 Center (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Gray, to appoint Mickey Boddie, currently Assistant Principal for Administration of Hillsborough High School, to the Principal of North Tampa EPIC3, effective July 24, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

03

Approve Administrative Appointment of the Principal of South County Career Center (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to appoint Jennifer Davis, currently Assistant Principal of South County Career Center, to the Principal of South County Career Center, effective July 24, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

04

Approve Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Plant High School (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Gray, to appoint Johnny Bush, currently Sr. Executive Officer of Professional Standards, to the Principal of Plant High School, effective July 24, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

05

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Communications and Media Officer

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to appoint Grayson Kamm, currently Communications Director at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), to the Communications and Media Officer, effective July 24, 2017.  Motion unanimously carried.

Superintendent Eakins publically recognized the following Administration appointments:

Turn Around Leader Pathways Transfers – effective July 24, 2017

  • Gloria Waite, currently a Principal on Special Assignment for Area IV, to the Principal of Clair Mel Elementary School
  • Kristine Claffie, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Tampa Palms Elementary, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Seffner Elementary School

New Assistant Principals – effective July 24, 2017

  • Miranda Mather, current a teacher at the Brandon EPIC3 Center, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at the Brandon EPIC3 Center
  • Gabriel Naspinski, currently a teacher at Hillsborough High School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Hillsborough High School
  • David Parker, currently a teacher at McLane Middle School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Madison Middle School
  • Brandi Grafer, currently a teacher at Pizzo Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction at Cahoon Elementary School

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Valdes, 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:  C2.01, C4.06, C6.01, C6.02R, C6.04, C6.09, C6.12, C.6.13, C6.14, C7.02, C7.03, C11.01, C12.01R

Information Items:  C13.01, C13.02, C13.03, C13.04, C13.05, C13.06, C13.07

Motion unanimously carried.

(Section C)

4.06

Approve the Health Insurance Renewal for 2018 moved up on agenda, highlighted with C6.09

Tracy Schatzberg – General Director of Employee Benefits & Insurance, Human Resource Division, highlighted the item at the request of Chair Stuart, Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Gray,

Mrs. Shamburger and Mrs. Griffin.

Comments made by Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Shamburger, and Chair Stuart.

6.09

Accept the Reply Submitted by The Standard Insurance Company – Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) #17055-DST-DD Group Basic Life and AD&D, Supplemental Life, and Dependent Life Insurance (Business Services Division) moved up on agenda, highlighted with C4.06

Tracy Schatzberg – General Director of Employee Benefits & Insurance, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Shamburger.

Comments made by Mrs. Shamburger.

11.01

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Bucs Care Foundation to Implement Multiple Educational Programs and Supplemental Extracurricular Activities Provided by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glazer Family Foundation, and Affiliate Partners (Outreach & School Improvement) moved up on agenda

MaryLou Whaley – Director, Community Engagement and Philanthropy, Outreach and School Improvement Division, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Shamburger.  Mrs. Whaley publically recognized the following individuals for their outstanding partnership

  • Brian Ford – Chief Operating Officer
  • Steve Fidura – Community Relations Manager
  • Anna Karefa-Johnson – Affinity Manager

Comments made by Mrs. Shamburger.

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Valdes, to pull item C11.01 for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Vice Chair Harris, second by Mrs. Valdes, to Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Bucs Care Foundation to Implement Multiple Educational Programs and Supplemental Extracurricular Activities Provided by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glazer Family Foundation, and Affiliate Partners (Outreach & School Improvement) Motion unanimously carried.

 

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

2.00 Student Services (Wynne Tye)

2.01

Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between PACE Reach Counseling Services and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida (HCPS) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives) highlighted with C6.04

Wynne Tye – Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Alternatives and Opportunities, highlighted the item at the request of Vice Chair Harris.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.04

Approve Contract with PACE Center for Girls - Hillsborough (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives) moved up on agenda, highlighted with C2.01

Wynne Tye – Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Alternatives and Opportunities, highlighted the item at the request of Vice Chair Harris and Mrs. Shamburger.

Comments made by Vice Chair Harris.

6.14

Approve Contract with AMIkids - YES (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives) moved up on agenda

Wynne Tye – Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Alternatives and Opportunities, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Shamburger.

Comments made by Vice Chair Harris and Mrs. Gray.

3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Tracye Brown) - None

4.00 Human Resources Division (Marie Whelan (Interim)

4.01

Approve Personnel List #935 - Instructional Support

4.02

Approve Personnel List #1079 - Instructional

4.02a

Approve Administrative Appointments/Transfers, effective July 24, 2017

 

  • Gloria Waite, currently Principal on Special Assignment, Area IV District Office, to Principal of Clair Mel Elementary School
  • Miranda Mather, currently Teacher, Brandon EPIC3 Center, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Brandon EPIC3 Center
  • Gwendolyn Hodge, currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Brandon EPIC3 Center, to Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Middleton High School
  • Larry Glen Bramlett, currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Memorial Middle School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Brandon EPIC3 Center
  • Yuri Higgins, currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Lennard High School, to Assistant Principal for Administration, King High School
  • Marcos Rodriguez, currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Lennard High School, to Assistant Principal for Administration, Sickles High School
  • Gabriel Naspinski, currently Teacher, Hillsborough High School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Hillsborough High School
  • David Parker, currently Teacher, McLane Middle School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Madison Middle School
  • Brandi Grafer, currently Teacher, Pizzo Elementary School, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Cahoon Elementary School
  • Kristine Claffie, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Tampa Palms Elementary, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Seffner 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) Withdrawn

4.05

Approve Disciplinary Action - Instructional (If Any) Withdrawn

4.06

Approve the Health Insurance Renewal for 2018 highlighted with C6.09 moved up on agenda

4.07

Approve the Revised Job Description for Supervisor, Art (Teaching and Learning Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray

4.08

Approve New Job Description for Resource Teacher, District, Professional Development Specialist (Educational Leadership and Professional Development Division)  Withdrawn


5.00 Leadership and Professional Development (Tricia McManus) - None


6.00 Business Division (Gretchen Saunders)

6.01

Approve Agreements with Officials' Organizations for 2017/2018 Athletic Contests (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

Wynne Tye – Assistant Superintendent, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.02R

Approve the Advertisement Framework for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year Proposed Millage Rates, Tentative Budget, Notice of Budget Hearing/Proposed Tax Increase, and Notice of Tax for School Capital Outlay; and Allow Staff to Make Modifications as Updated Information is Received from Tallahassee (Business Services Division) Revised Attachment, highlighted with C7.02 and C7.03

Gretchen Saunders – Chief Business Officer, and Chris Farkas, Chief Operating Officer, highlighted the item at the request of Chair Stuart and Mrs. Shamburger.  A PowerPoint was shared.

Comments made by Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Shamburger, and Chair Stuart.

7.02

Approve the Projected 2017-18 PECO and Millage Projects moved up on agenda, highlighted with C6.02 and C7.03

Comments made by Chair Stuart.

7.03

Approve the Tentative 2017-18 Facilities Five Year Work Plan moved up on agenda, highlighted with C6.02 and C7.02

Comments made by Chair Stuart.

6.03

Approve Grant Agreement Between Franklin Covey Client Sales, Inc., Leader.org, Seminole Elementary School, Muller Elementary Magnet School, and Potter Elementary School for The Leader in Me Grant Project (Chief of Schools)  Withdrawn

6.04

Approve Contract with PACE Center for Girls - Hillsborough (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)moved up on agenda

6.05

Accept the Highest Ranking Proposal from CK's Produce, Incorporated - Request for Proposal (RFP) #17036-DST-DD Fresh Produce (Business Services Division)

6.06

Accept the Highest Ranking Proposal from Catapult Learning - Request for Proposal (RFP) #17011-EST-DD Client Services Reading and Math (Business Services Division)

6.07

Accept the Piggyback of State of Florida Alternate Contract Source Number 43211500-WSCA-15-ACS - Computer Equipment, Peripherals and Services for Hewlett-Packard Hardware Maintenance (Business Services Division)

6.08

Approve Annual Expenditure for Microsoft Azure Cloud Services from Dell Marketing L.P. (Business Services Division)

6.09

Accept the Reply Submitted by The Standard Insurance Company – Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) #17055-DST-DD Group Basic Life and AD&D, Supplemental Life, and Dependent Life Insurance (Business Services Division)moved up on agenda, highlighted with C4.06

6.10

Accept the Piggyback of the Agreement between Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc. - Invitation to Bid (ITB) ITB-P-0173-0-2013/CK CISCO Hardware, Software, Maintenance, and Maintenance Contract Administration for SMARTnet Maintenance (Business Services Division)

6.11

Approve Agreement for Medical Director Services with Medical Direction Consultants, Inc., for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program at Learey Technical College for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections)

6.12

Approve the Master Services Agreement and Statement of Work (SOW) with Vision Computer Programming Services, Inc. (VCPS) for Consolidated Campus Information System (Workforce Connections)

Darrell Faber – Director, Adult and Continuing Education, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Valdes, Chair Stuart, Mr. Ramsey, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Laneau, Mrs. Shamburger and Superintendent Eakins.

Motion by Mrs. Gray, second by Vice Chair Harris, to pull item C6.12 for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried. 

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to Approve the Master Services Agreement and Statement of Work (SOW) with Vision Computer Programming Services, Inc. (VCPS) for Consolidated Campus Information System (Workforce Connections) Motion unanimously carried.

6.13

Approve Agreements for Educational Services with Building Trades Apprenticeship/Preapprenticeship Committees at Erwin Technical College for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year (Workforce Connections)

Darrell Faber – Director, Adult and Continuing Education, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Shamburger.

6.14

Approve Contract with AMIkids - YES (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives) moved up on agenda

 

7.00 Operations Division (Chris Farkas)

7.01

Approve Termination of Temporary Construction Staging Easement Between the School Board of Hillsborough County and TC Venture 1, LLC at Dawson Elementary School

7.02

Approve the Projected 2017-18 PECO and Millage Projects moved up on agenda

7.03

Approve the Tentative 2017-18 Facilities Five Year Work Plan moved up on agenda

7.04

Approve Acceptance of Project for Building Envelope Renovations at Walden Lake Elementary School

7.05

Approve Second Amendment to the 2003 License Agreement Between the School Board of Hillsborough County and Junior Achievement, Inc. to Extend the Term of the License Agreement; Approve a Consent to Sublicense Agreement Between Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc., as Assignor, and Junior Achievement Finance Park Tampa Bay, Inc., as Assignee, and Approve a Subsequent Consent to Sublicense Agreement Between Junior Achievement Finance Park Tampa Bay, Inc., as Assignor, and Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc., as Assignee


8.00 Administration Division (Harrison Peters)

8.01

Approve the Recommendations for Change of Placement of Exceptional Student Education Students

8.02

Approve Out-of-County/Out-of-State and Overnight In-County Student Field Trips

8.03

Approve Waiver of Rental Fees

8.04R

Approve Non-Renewal of Contract with King’s Kids Academy of Health Sciences


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.)

11.01

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Bucs Care Foundation to Implement Multiple Educational Programs and Supplemental Extracurricular Activities Provided by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glazer Family Foundation, and Affiliate Partners (Outreach & School Improvement) moved up on agenda

12.00 Unclassified

12.01R

Approve the Proposed 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct

Tanly Cabrera – Director, Administration, highlighted the item at the request of Chair Stuart and Mrs. Shamburger.

Comments made by Chair Stuart.

12.02

Approve Workforce Education Fee Schedule for Adult Student Tuition, Financial Aid, Capital Improvement, and Technology for Postsecondary Technical and Adult Education Programs, 2017/2018 (Workforce Connections)

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

13.00 Information Items

13.01

Update School Board Members on our Proposed Plan of Energy Management and Conservation Services (Business Services Division)

Gretchen Saunders – Chief Business Officer, Business Services Division, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Gray.

Comments made by Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Gray and Chair Stuart.

13.02

Update School Board Members of our Notice of Intent to Negotiate (NOI) with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) (Business Services Division)

Gretchen Saunders – Chief Business Officer, Business Services Division, highlighted the item.

Comments made by Vice Chair Harris.

13.03

Acknowledge the American Heart Association and its Long Standing Partnership with their Commitment to Heart Health and Wellness Initiatives Throughout the District (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

13.04

Hillsborough County Public Schools Acknowledges the Partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the Investments in Programs and Services for Families in Hillsborough County Public Schools (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

13.05

Hillsborough County Public Schools Acknowledges the Read on myON (ROMO) Partnership and the Communities’ Contributions of Resources and Experiences to Encourage Students Reading and Learning Over the Summer (Outreach and School Improvement) moved up on agenda

13.06

Collaborative Efforts of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Support of Safe & Sound Hillsborough (Chief of Staff) moved up on agenda

13.07

Potential Impact of House Bill 7069 from the 2017 Legislative Session

Connie Milito – Chief Government Relations Officer, Government Relations Division, Jim Porter – School Board Attorney highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Griffin

Comments made by Superintendent Eakins, Mrs. Valdes, Chair Stuart.

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to add to the Suspended Agenda, provide updates on implementation of HB7069.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Harris, to add to the Suspended Agenda, provide updates on legal options regarding HB7069.  Motion unanimously carried.

Hearings on Policies and/or Business Items (Section D) – None

Superintendent Comments (Section E)

 

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the following:

  • Cost Savings on Administrative Appointments
  • Update on Bell Times provided by Chris Farkas – Chief Officer, Operations
  • Buckhorn Elementary Surprises
  • Stuff the Bus
  • Summer Graduations
  • Hillsborough Educators Institute
  • Student Success

Suspended Agenda

01

Suspended Agenda

Superintendent Jeff Eakins highlighted the following:

  • Student Progress, Monitoring and Success


Other Business and Board Comments

Comments by Mrs. Valdes, Mrs. Shamburger, Vice Chair Harris, Chair Stuart and Mrs. Gray

Motion by Chair Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, to add to the Suspended Agenda the development strategies for cost avoidance, reduction in workforce, revenue generation and structural balance referred in motion made on June 27, 2017 (see below in red).  The following expectations will come with clear goals and timelines set for both the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 school years, adding to the motion made on June 27, 2017, the following expectations:

  • 2017/2018 Administrative workforce reduction (should be aligned with previous workforce reduction expectations)
  • 2018/2019 Administrative workforce reduction should be aligned with previous workforce reduction expectations)
  • Human Capital reduction (beyond the elimination of units that may be unfilled or stale)
  • Removal/Reduction of Supplemental Academic Instructional Units on categorical funds
  • Re-Alignment of Administrators at school sites, honoring staffing formulas with fidelity
  • Day-to-day projects, initiatives or strategies that result in cost savings (include a timeline for when these measures will impact the budget
  • Develop and present a plan for the recruitment and retention of students, including an implantation process
  • 2018/2019 Re-Evaluation of the HCPS employees Health & Medical benefits package

Motion carried unanimously.

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.

Adjournment – with no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:26 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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