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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in regular session Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at

3 p.m., in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Acting Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Doretha W. Edgecomb, Sally Harris, Melissa Snively, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair S. Valdes presided.

Absent:  April Griffin and Carol Kurdell

Others present were:

Board Attorney – James Porter

Deputy Superintendents:  Vacant

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs –Larry Sykes – absent – MaryKate Harrison

      Administration – Lewis Brinson

      Business – Gretchen Saunders

      Curriculum and Instruction – Denny Oest

      Facilities – Chris Farkas

      Governmental Relations – Connie Milito

      Human Resources – Stephanie Woodford

      Information and Technology/Empowering Effective Teachers Grant – Anna Brown

      Student Services – Wynne Tye

Communications Officer – Stephen Hegarty

External Communications Manager – Tanya Arja

External Communications Assistant Manager – Kristin Davis

Senior Administrative Secretary (Recording) – Linda Fernandez

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times – Marlene Sokol

      Tampa Tribune – Erin Kourkounis

Approximately 150 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:  Chair S. Valdes asked that we remember the nine families who suffered loss last week in South Carolina during our moment of silence followed by Vice Chair Edgecomb leading in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. 

Withdrawn Items - None

Adoption of the Agenda:

Motion by Ms. Edgecomb, second by Mrs. Harris, to adopt the agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.

Board – Roll Call:  Chair S. Valdes declared a quorum with five Board Members present.  April Griffin and Carol Kurdell were absent.

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Stuart, to approve the following:
            June 9, 2015 – Regular Meeting
            June 16, 2015 – Workshop (a.m.)
            June 16, 2015 – Workshop (p.m.)
Motion unanimously carried.

Board Guidelines

Vice Chair Edgecomb read the guidelines into the record.

Speakers to Agenda Items

Speaker

Item No.

Mark Klutho

6.14, 6.26, and 6.29

Rev. Dr. Russell Meyer

6.02 and B02

Charles McKenzie

6.02

 

 

Suspended Agenda

01

Suspended Agenda

Jeff Eakins highlighted the suspended agenda.

 

  • Addressed comments regarding audience comments to agenda item 6.02 – this is the annual contract that is part of our campus environment.  There are discussions to clear the responsibilities.  We need to bring clarity to the role of SROs and our administration.  We are drawing clear lines where SROs are needed and where administration needs to play an active role.

    Our administrators attended the Culture Institute where discussions were held about preventative measures.  We are trying to set up a culture with the right adult supervision, advocacy, and support. We are setting our students up for success.
  • Item 2 - A workshop was held last week and staff has been directed to:
    a)   Handbook will come back to board for approval and the recommendations from the task force need to be addressed.  Staff will have revisions to the handbook on Monday.
    b)   We will have information before the next workshop (July 21).
    c)   Further conversations regarding zero tolerance.
    d)   Student bill of rights needs to be reviewed both legally and with the implementation process.
    e)   Staff has been directed to meet with stakeholders and receive feedback.
    f)    A special called board meeting will need to be scheduled.
    g)   Changes will have to be reviewed and solutions have to help all students be successful.

Comments by Ms. Edgecomb, Mrs. Snively, and Mrs. Stuart

  • Item No. 7 will be addressed in the SCIP Survey results.
  • Item No. 5 – Jim Beekman provided the following highlights:
    a)   facility improvements
    b)   route selection survey
    c)   additional trainers will meet on July 13, 2015 to offer training for our employees
    d)   back-to-school workshop will be held the four days immediately before the start of school. 
    e)   Will be attending the August 20 Superintendent’s and board’s press conference
    f)    Continue meetings with the union regarding Memorandums of Understanding (MOU).  
    g)   Upgrading the GPS into the routing system. 
    h)   Student tracking. 
    i)    Alternative fuel – AmeriGas building a Propane facility for Pinellas County and we are reviewing costs associated with the project should we move forward. 

Teaching and Learning

01

Head Start Program Governance (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

MaryKate Harrison, Director of Student Nutrition Services introduced Evelyn McFadden, Supervisor of Head Start.  Ms. McFadden highlighted the program and shared a PowerPoint presentation.

Comments by Ms. Edgecomb. 

02

District Results of the Annual School Climate and Perception Surveys Administered to Parents, Students, and Support Staff for the 2014/2015 School Year (Information and Technology Division)

Dr. Anna Brown, Chief Information and Technology Office, made brief remarks and introduced Patti Simmons, Supervisor of Data Analysis for Assessment and Accountability.  Ms. Simmons highlighted the item and shared a PowerPoint presentation.

Comments by Mrs. Snively, Mrs. Stuart, and Ms. Edgecomb.

Proclamations - None

Administrative Appointments

9.02

Approve the Administrative Appointment to the Superintendent’s Cabinet for the Area Superintendent for Area VII (Acting Superintendent)

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to appoint Sharon Morris, currently Principal of Freedom High School, to the Superintendent’s Cabinet for the Area Superintendent for Area VII, effective July 1, 2015.  Motion unanimously carried.

9.03R

Approve the Administrative Appointment to the Superintendent's Cabinet for the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services and Federal Programs (Acting Superintendent)

Motion by Ms. Edgecomb, second by Mrs. Stuart, to appoint Tracye Brown, currently General Director, Federal Programs, Academic Support and Federal Programs, to the Superintendent’s Cabinet for the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Support and Federal Programs, effective July 1, 2015.  Motion unanimously carried.  Mrs. Brown could not be present.

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Ms. Edgecomb, 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.

4.07, 6.20, 6.21, 6.29, 6.30, 6.31, 6.32R, 6.33, 8.07, 8.08, 8.09 and E01.

Motion unanimously carried.

Chair S. Valdes asked for items 6.32R, 8.08, and 8.09 to be pulled and moved up for a separate vote.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to pull, move up, and vote separately on items 6.32R, 8.08, and 8.09.  Motion unanimously carried.

6.32R

Recommend the SERVE Organization Move from a Direct-Support Organization to a Hillsborough County Public Schools Division (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

Gretchen Saunders highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Snively.  She recognized MaryLou Whaley, who could not be present and thanked her for her work.  Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Stuart made comments.

  • Debra Blossom, SERVE Executive Director, distributed the SERVE timeline and the President and Executive Directory history.
  • Bob Conigliaro, Vice President, Community Relations, Casper’s McDonalds Corporation, addressed the board.

Acting Superintendent Eakins presented a plaque to Debra Blossom.  He shared the 46-year history of SERVE in supporting the district and starting the Speakers Bureau in 1969, linking careers to classrooms.  He outlined the district’s commitment to SERVE.

Acting Superintendent Eakins gave an overview of the work performed by SERVE last year.  Cindy Stuart introduced SERVE Board Members, supporters, and employees present.

Board Members
            Jeff Jinks, AON
            Joyce Cotton, WEDU
            Bonnie Lambert, Florida Hospital/HCPS Partnership
            Grace Maseda, HELIOS
            Doris Linville, myON

Employees
            Crystal Russell
            Trisha Saunders
            Karen Hudson

Supporters/Collaborating Partners
            Ame Silverstein, Tracy Aguilar, and Desiree Marsicano

She asked that others in the audience and school board members that have served on the SERVE board in the past to stand and be recognized.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Stuart, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation.  Motion unanimously carried.

8.08

Approve the Naming of the Playground at LaVoy Exceptional Center

Carmen Alfano and Edward Vargus highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart and Ms. Edgecomb.  Ms. Edgecomb made comments.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to name the Playground at LaVoy Exceptional Center in honor of Jack Stodghill, Mose Taylor, and Edward Vargus – The Stodghill, Taylor, and Vargus Exceptional Center Playground.  Motion unanimously carried.

8.09

Approve the Naming of the Athletic Complex at Alonso High School

Ken Hart, Principal representing his faculty, parents, and community to highlight Lou Diaz’ career.  Mr. Hart highlighted the item at the request of Ms. Edgecomb.  Ms. Edgecomb made comments.

Motion by Chair S. Valdes, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to name the athletic complex at Alonso High School the Louis R. Diaz Athletic Complex.  Motion unanimously carried.

 

1.00 Curriculum and Instruction Division (Denny Oest)

1.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

1.02

Approve Renewal Agreement with Florida Virtual School for the 2015/2016 School Year

1.03

Approve Purchase of Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials from Hillsborough Community College, University of Florida, and University of South Florida for the 2015/2016 School Year

1.04

Approve Renewal of Memorandums of Understanding for Training Sites for Adult Students with Disabilities Programs

Comments by Ms. Edgecomb.

1.05

Approval of the State of Florida Statewide Voluntary Prekindergarten Provider Contract Form Office of Early Learning (OEL)-VPK 20 for the 2015/2016 School Year

 

 

2.00 Instructional Support (Wynne Tye)

2.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

2.02

Approve the Occupational Therapy Affiliation Agreement with South University, LLC D/B/A South University-Tampa and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, for Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Experience

 

 

3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Larry Sykes)

3.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

3.02

Approve an Increase in the Hillsborough Out-of-School Time Program Fees and Temporary Employees Hourly Pay Rate Beginning with the 2015/2016 School Year

 

 

4.00 Human Resources Division (Stephanie Woodford)

4.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

4.02

Approve Personnel List #1041—Instructional

4.02a

Approve District Personnel Recommended for Renomination for the 2015/2016 School Year (Instructional Personnel List #1041A)

4.02b

Approve School-Based Instructional Personnel Recommended for Renomination for the 2015/2016 School Year (Instructional Personnel List #1041B)

4.02c

Approve Administrative Appointment/Transfers – appointments effective July 1, 2015 unless noted otherwise.

  • Sherly Gervais, currently District Resource Teacher, Secondary Education, to the Coordinator, AVID, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Kathryn Robinson, currently District Resource Teacher, Secondary Education, to the Coordinator, Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Janis Hachiya, currently LEAD Teacher, James Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Kenly Elementary School
  • Dionne Davis, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Shaw Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, MOSI Partnership Elementary School
  • Renel Mathurin, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, MOSI Partnership Elementary School to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Shaw Elementary School
  • Alice Schaffer, currently a Teacher, Lutz Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Lutz Elementary School
  • Christina Copeland, currently LEAD Teacher, Foster Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Sulphur Springs K-8 School
  • Katarina Arterburn, currently Teacher, Lowry Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Hammond Elementary School
  • Jose Espinosa, currently Guidance Counselor, Alonso High School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Alonso High School
  • Sheryl Goodman, currently PEER Evaluator, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Madison Middle School
  • Brandon Glenn, currently AVID Teacher, Hill Middle School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Eisenhower Middle School
  • Tibor Kovacs, currently Principal, Shields Middle School, to the Principal of South County Career Center
  • Melvin Williams, currently Assistant Principal for Administration, Hillsborough High School, to the Assistant Principal for Administration, Blake High School

4.03

Approve Personnel List #897—Instructional Support

4.04

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

4.05R

Approve Disciplinary Action—Instructional

4.06

Approve Disciplinary Action—Instructional Support

4.07

Approve the New Evaluation Instrument for Instructional Specialist Personnel

Marie Whelan, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.

 

 

5.00 Information and Technology Division (Anna Brown)

5.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

 

6.00 Business Division (Gretchen Saunders)

6.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

6.02

Approve Agreement with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for the 2015/2016 School Resource Deputy Program (Administration Division)

6.03

Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education and, if Approved, Accept Funds for the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System for 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.04

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 2015/2016 School Year (Student Services Division)

6.05

Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education and, if Approved, Accept Funds for the Florida Inclusion Network for 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.06

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with C.E. Mendez Foundation, Inc., to Provide Professional Development and Resources to Mental Health Staff at the Designated Schools Within the Project Prevent Grant (Student Services Division)

6.07

Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education and if Approved, Accept Funds for the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired for 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.08

Approve Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education and if Approved, Accept Funds for the Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Project and Approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Success 4 Kids and Families, 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.09

Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education and, if Approved, Accept Funds for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Entitlement and Preschool 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.10

Approve Contractual Agreements with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., for the Foster Grandparent Program, 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

6.11

Approve the Purchase of "INFORM License Renewal” from EDmin, Inc. (Sole-Source Provider) (Student Services Division)

6.12

Approve the Contract Between the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., D/B/A the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, Contract #SR-SDHC1516 (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

6.13

Approve the Contract Between the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., D/B/A the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, Contract #VPK-SDHC1516 (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

6.14

Accept the Lowest, Responsive, Responsible Bid Submitted by S & D Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance, Inc.—Invitation to Bid #15092-MST Mowing Services: Zone 5 (Business Division)

6.15

Accept the Proposals from Multiple Vendors—Request for Proposal (RFP) #15068-MST Eminent Domain Legal Services (Business Division)

6.16

Approve the Piggyback Between Synovia Solutions, LLC and the School Board of Monroe County Vehicle Tracking/Global Positioning System Request for Proposal #2014546 (Business Division)

6.17

Accept the Proposals from Multiple Vendors, Request for Proposal #15069-MST General Planning Services (Business Division)

6.18

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with New Teacher Center to Continue the Support for the Development and Enhancement of the POWER 3 Teacher Leader Program (Student Services Division)

6.19

Approve Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Health, Hillsborough County and the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, for Comprehensive Grant Dollars (Student Services Division)

6.20

Approve Renewal Agreements for Educational Services with Building Trades Apprenticeship/Preapprenticeship Committees, Erwin Technical College, 2015/2016 (Curriculum and Instruction Division)

Mike Ramsey highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.  Chair S. Valdes asked how much FTE this program generates.  Mr. Ramsey said once the student becomes involved in the program they become our students.  Ms. Edgecomb made comments.

6.21

Approve Agreement with Helios Education Foundation (Helios) for the Implementation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Project (Award #U411C140098) (Curriculum and Instruction Division)

Debbie Mills highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Snively.  She recognized Grace Maseda from the HELIOS Foundation.

6.22

Approve the Purchase of Additional Licenses from Agile Mind (Sole-Source Provider) for the Intensified Algebra Program for High School Students (Curriculum and Instruction Division)

6.23

Approve Amendment #3 of the Contract #SDHC-SR1415 Between Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., D/B/A Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

6.24

Accept the Lowest, Responsive, Responsible Bid Submitted by Mid Florida Armored & ATM Services, Inc.—Invitation to Bid #15083-DST Armored Car Service (Business Division)

6.25

Accept the Lowest and Best Bids Submitted by Various Vendors—Invitation to Bid #15048-DST Large Foodservice Equipment (Business Division)

6.26

Approve Budget Amendments for the Period Ended May 31, 2015 (Business Division)

6.27

Approve Six-Month Extension with Scantron for an Item Banking Platform Under the Existing Achievement Series User Agreement (Information and Technology Division)

6.28

Approve List of Stolen and Missing Tangible and Intangible Personal Property (Business Division)

6.29

Approve a Publicly Offered Bond Issue: Combined Current Refunding of a Portion of the District’s Outstanding Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 and Advance Refunding of a Portion of the District’s Outstanding Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2006. Adopt the Delegated Award Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Not Exceeding $80,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015B (Exact Amount of the Issue to be Determined by Market Conditions at the Time of the Sale) (Business Division)

Gretchen Saunders highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.  She introduced Jerry Ford from Ford & Associates, our financial advisory.  She thanked Steve Brady for his wonderful work.

Mr. Ford said there are four items related tonight and highlighted the items.  John Stokes, bond counsel was also present.  He explained that this is a refinancing of debt and one item making technical changes to help provide different ways to save money.  Mike Glover, Regions Bank was recognized.  Nathaniel Johnson, JPMorgan was present earlier and had to leave.  Molly Clark, Wells-Fargo was recognized.  These three transaction will save approximately $20 million.

Motion by Ms. Edgecomb, second by Mrs. Harris to pull 6.21, 6.29 and vote.  Motion unanimously carried. (5:31)

Motion by Mrs. Snively, second by Mrs. Stuart, to approved agenda item 6.29.  Motion unanimously carried.

6.30

Approve a Commercial Bank Loan from Regions Capital Advantage, Inc., an Affiliate of Regions Bank for the Combined Refunding of a Portion of the District's Outstanding Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 and Advance Refunding of a Portion of the District's Outstanding Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2006 Maturing in the Years 2016—2019. Adopt the Delegated Award Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Not Exceeding $55,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A (Exact Amount of the Issue to be Determined by Market Conditions at the Time of Sale) (Business Division)

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Snively to approve, agenda item 6.30.  Motion unanimously carried.

6.31

Approve Current Refunding of Certificates of Participation (COPs), Series 2005A; Advance Refunding of COPs, Series 2006A; and Advance Refunding of COPs, Series 2007 (the "Refunded Certificates") (Business Division)

Gretchen Saunders highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.  Mrs. Saunders introduced Jerry Ford of Ford & Associates who came forward to discuss the refunding.  He introduced John Stokes of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, who asked to the board to adopt the Board Certificate Resolution.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to adopt the Board Certificate Resolution.  Motion unanimously carried.

Chair S. Valdes recessed the School Board meeting and convened the School Board Leasing Corporation meeting at 5:33 p.m.

Mr. Stokes asked the Leasing Corporation to adopt the Corporate Resolution.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Snively, to adopt the Corporate Resolution.  Motion carried.

Chair S. Valdes adjourned the School Board Leasing Committee meeting and reconvened the School Board meeting at 5:35 p.m.

6.32R

Recommend the SERVE Organization Move from a Direct-Support Organization to a Hillsborough County Public Schools Division (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)  This item was moved up on the agenda and action taken at that time.

6.33

Amendment of the Series 2010B Supplemental Trust Agreement and the Lease Schedule No. 2010B (Business Division)

Motion by Mrs. Snively, second by Mrs. Harris, to allow Chair S. Valdes and Superintendent authorization to sign documents.  Motion unanimously carried.

 

7.00 Facilities Division (Chris Farkas)

7.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

7.02

Approve Lease Renewal With McDill Columbus Corporation for Classroom Space for Career Recruitment and Instruction in Basic English Program for the 2015/2016 Term

7.03

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with Community Business Solutions LLC for Support of the District's Construction Project Database

7.04

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price for Miscellaneous Renovations [Restrooms, Welding Shop] at Erwin Technical Center

7.05

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price for Transportation Administration Facility at Harney Road

7.06

Approve Acceptance of Project for Roof Replacement at Stewart Middle School

 

 

8.00 Administration Division (Lewis A. Brinson)

8.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

8.02

Approve the Recommendations for Change of Placement of Regular Students

8.03

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

8.04

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

8.05

Approve Waiver of Rental Fees

8.06

Approve Charges for Student Supplies—2015/2016 Academic Year

8.07R

Approve the Tentative 2016/2017 Student Academic Calendar

Tanly Cabrera highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.  Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Snively, and Mrs. Harris made comments. 

Motion by Mrs. Snively, second by Mrs. Stuart, to move to continue agenda item 8.07R to a board meeting after the July 28 budget meeting.  Motion unanimously carried.

Scrivener’s note:  The budget workshop is scheduled for July 21, 2015.

Discussion:

  • What is the extra day for?  That would have to be negotiated out with our teachers union.
  • Is it a feasible issue to consider?  Not to impact the teachers’ salaries. ($4 million savings on operational expenses.
  • The one day impact.  It used to be 184 in 2004.  Then we reduced to 181 days. 
  • Mr. Porter said the questions needs to be addressed
  • What would it be to make President’s day a teacher work day should this motion pass.
  • Look at other districts and what day they take off to get to the 180 days.
  • Address pros and cons on what would be affected.  What are the financial implications?  It would have to be negotiated.

8.08

Approve the Naming of the Playground at LaVoy Exceptional Center This item was moved up on the agenda and separate action taken.

8.09

Approve the Naming of the Athletic Complex at Alonso High School This item was moved up on the agenda and separate action taken.

 

 

9.00 Unclassified

9.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

9.02

Approve the Administrative Appointment to the Superintendent’s Cabinet for the Area Superintendent for Area VII (Acting Superintendent)

Moved up on the agenda.

9.03R

Approve the Administrative Appointment to the Superintendent's Cabinet for the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services and Federal Programs (Acting Superintendent)

Moved up on the agenda.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Ms. Edgecomb, to vote on the items pulled from the consent agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.


10.00 Information

10.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

10.02

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of May 31, 2015 (Business Division)

Scheduled Hearings on Policies and/or Business Items

01

Approve the Adoption of New and Revised Policies as advertised in May 2015

Adjourned the School Board meeting and convened the Public Hearing, at 5:55 p.m. no speakers to address the public hearing.  School board meeting reconvened at 5:55 p.m.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Snively, to approve the new and revised policies as advertised in May 2015.  Motion unanimously carried.

Tanly Cabrera highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.

Other Business and Board Comments

Comments by Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Snively, and Mrs. Harris.

Superintendent’s Comments

Special session – thanked Mrs. Saunders, Ms. Milito, and Dr. Hamilton for their support and information.  Governor released his veto list.  $500,000 for metropolitan partnership schools.  We will have to see how this impacts them.

Back-to-School New Conference will be August 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Leto High School.  Glimpse how we put students first to show how students are prepared for life.

Summer graduations will take place on July 9, at 3 p.m. at Sickles, Chamberlain, and East Bay high schools.

Leadership Academy by the Commission of Education.  We have four graduates of the academy.  Johnny Bush, Sara Jacobson Capps, Cheron Doyle, and Jake Russell.

Adjournmentwith no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m. 

(Audio recording on file.)


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