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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in regular session Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 3 p.m., in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Doretha W. Edgecomb, April Griffin, Sally Harris, Carol W. Kurdell, Melissa Snively, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair April Griffin presided.

Others present were:

Board Attorney – James Porter

School District Attorney – Jeff Gibson

Chief of Staff – Alberto Vázquez, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent – Van Ayres

Chief of Schools, Administration – Larry Sykes, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs – Tracye Brown

      Business – Gretchen Saunders

      Curriculum and Instruction – Denny Oest

      Diversity – Lewis Brinson, Ed.D.                       

      Governmental Relations – Connie Milito – absent

      Human Resources – Stephanie Woodford

      Information and Technology/Empowering Effective Teachers Grant – Anna Brown, Ed.D.

      Operations – Chris Farkas

      Student Services – Wynne Tye

Communications Manager – Jason Pepe

External Communications Manager – Tanya Arja

External Communications Assistant Manager – Kristin Davis

Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording) – Lori Woods

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times – Marlene Sokol

      Tampa Tribune – Anastasia Dawson

      Channel 28 – Lauren Rozyla

      Fox 13 – Michael Bennett

Approximately 195 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 Edgecomb leading in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.  Mrs. Edgecomb asked that thoughts honor the memory of Alexander Torres, a 5th grade student of Davis Elementary School, which lost his life due to a hit and run accident and the families affected by the recent Paris attacks.

Withdrawn Items:

4.05, 6.06, 6.09, 7.02a, 7.02b, 9.04, and 9.05

Adoption of the Agenda:

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

Board – Roll Call:  Chair S. Valdes declared a quorum with all Board Members present. 

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Harris to approve the following:

            No minutes presented

Motion unanimously carried.

Board Guidelines

Vice Chair Edgecomb read the guidelines into the record.

Chair S. Valdes thanked the Davidson Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Kassandra Cochran, the Show Choir under the direction of Judy Romera, and the Pierce Concert Band and Drumline under the direction of Harry Williamson, for their outstanding performance prior to the School Board meeting. 

Raymond Padgett, Principal, and Harry Williamson, Director of Band, of Pierce Middle School, made brief comments.  The students introduced themselves and stated instruments played.

Brent McBrien, Principal of Davidson Middle School, made brief comments and introduced the band directors.  Students introduced themselves.

Due to the number of individuals signed up to speak, Mrs. Stuart asked for clarification on amount of time given to each speaker.  Vice Chair Edgecomb verified guidelines of speaking times.

Motion by Mrs. Kurdell, second by Vice Chair Edgecomb to extend the speaking time of audience comments by ten minutes.  Motion unanimously carried.

10.01a

Recognize Plant City High School Cross Country Runner for Exemplary Display (Student Services Division) moved up on agenda

Lanness Robinson, Director of Athletics, highlighted this recognition.  Mr. Robinson introduced Luke Whitmore, Plant City High School, and Walker Thomas, Plant High School, student athletes.  Luke Whitmore was recognized for his outstanding support of teammate Walker Thomas.  The following individuals were in attendance to show support of students.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, parents of Walker Thomas
  • Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore, parents of Luke Whitmore
  • Rob Nelson, Principal, Plant High School
  • Tim Leesberg, Assistant Principal, Plant City High School

Mrs. Stuart and Superintendent Eakins made brief comments.

Audience Comments

Speaker

Topic

Speaker

Topic

Mark Klutho

6.14, 7.03, 7.05, 7.06, 7.07, 7.08

John Perry

Y02

Joseph Robinson

7.02cR, 9.03R, 9.05

Barbara Haggerty

Y02

Janice Orum

Y02

Aron Zions

Y02

Eric Mack

Y02

Johnny Green

Y02

Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins

Y02

Christie Fojaco

Y02

Russ Patterson

Y02

 

 

Crystal Blanco

Y02

 

 

Naze Sahebzamani

Y02

 

 

James Stewart

Y02

 

 

Audience Comments

 

 

 

Speaker

Topic

Speaker

Topic

Delano Stewart

Board Reorganization

William Sivertson

Discipline

Susan Casper

Board Reorganization

Iran Alicea

Wages

Carolyn Briklemyer

Board Reorganization

James Randolph

Student Workforce Preparation

Ann Jenkins

Board Reorganization

Faye Cook

Proclamation ESP, Honoring American Education Week

Rev. W. James Favorite

Board Reorganization

Analene McColloch

Wage

Robert Pete Edwards

Board Reorganization

Linda Huie

Wages

Reorganization of the Board

James Porter, School Board Attorney, explained the process of electing School Board Chair. 

Chair S. Valdes turned meeting over to Vice Chair Edgecomb.  Vice Chair Edgecomb recognized the leadership of outgoing Chair S. Valdes.  Mrs. Edgecomb read a resolution into the record.  She asked that the resolution be a part of the official minutes with said page dedicated to Susan L. Valdes.  A copy of the resolutions was presented to Susan L. Valdes and is available to the public. 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Susan L. Valdes has completed her term as Chair of the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, and

WHEREAS, due to her dedication and untiring efforts in providing the best educational opportunities for the children and adults of Hillsborough County, Florida, and

WHEREAS, due to her deep and abiding consideration of all employees of the school district as well as the citizens of Hillsborough County, Florida, and

WHEREAS, due to her spirit of collaboration, she worked with her colleagues to support a new leadership model, and

WHEREAS, due to her love of the Hispanic culture and heritage, she supported initiatives that celebrated diversity and created opportunities for students and families, such as the Hispanic Educators for Change, and

WHEREAS, due to her passion for helping individuals and communities improve their health by increasing their knowledge, she was committed to providing necessary resources for health education and related services through numerous events, such as the annual Back to School Fair, and

WHEREAS, due to her outstanding service to the community and devotion to public education as Chair of the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, deems it fitting and proper to publicly recognize the distinguished contributions of

SUSAN L. VALDES

and to express its great appreciation to Susan L. Valdes for her efforts and work as Chair of the School Board of Hillsborough County for 2014-2015.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the achievements of those whose lives she affected will forever remain a tribute to her.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be certified by the Superintendent of Schools of Hillsborough County, Florida, and be immediately presented to Susan L. Valdes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be placed in the minutes of the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, and said page dedicated to Susan L. Valdes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be made available to the public.

ADOPTED this 17th day of November, 2015.

 

__________________________                                                            ________________________

Doretha W. Edgecomb                                                                         Jeff Eakins

School Board Vice Chair                                                                      Superintendent

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Griffin, to adopt the resolution honoring Chair S. Valdes for her distinguished leadership as School Board Chair.  Motion unanimously carried.

A plaque was presented to outgoing Chair S. Valdes for her service.

Chair S. Valdes thanked board members for electing her as Chair this past year.  The Board under her leadership collaborated together and provided the district with a new Mission and Vision.  Mrs. Valdes would like the Board to continue to have student entertainment prior to meetings.

Chair S. Valdes turned the meeting over to Superintendent Eakins for the purpose of electing the new Chair and Vice Chair.

Superintendent Eakins asked for nominations for School Board Chair.  Doretha Edgecomb, April Griffin and Carol Kurdell were nominated. 

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Snively, to close the nominations for School Board Chair.  Motion unanimously carried. 

A ballot vote was taken and April Griffin was elected as Chair with majority vote.

Superintendent Eakins asked for nominations for School Board Vice Chair.  Cindy Stuart and Melissa Snively were nominated.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Kurdell to close nominations for School Board Vice Chair.  Motion unanimously carried.

Mrs. Cindy Stuart was elected as School Board Vice Chair with majority vote.

Superintendent Eakins called a 15 minute recess at 4:57 p.m.

Chair April Griffin reconvened meeting at 5:14 p.m.

Proclamations

01

Adoption of Proclamation – Native American Heritage Month, November 2015 (Student Services Division)

Kristine Hensley, Supervisor, Student Services, made brief remarks.  Mrs. Hensley introduced Christopher Nowland and Taylor Pfister, Title VII students, who distributed bookmarks to Board members and staff. 

Mrs. Hensley introduced Rachel Bruns-Brice, Program Facilitator of Title VII initiative.  A PowerPoint was shared by Ms. Brice.  Mrs. Brice highlighted the proclamation.  She introduced Shannon Durant, Title VII Native American and Alaskan Native Parent Advisory Committee Chair.  Mrs. Durant asked Christopher Nowland to read the proclamation.  Parents, students, and community members serving on the Title VII Parent Advisory Committee were recognized.  

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Stuart, to adopt November 2015, as Native American Heritage Month.  Motion unanimously carried.

02

Approve National Education Support Professionals Day Proclamation

Stephanie Woodford, Chief Officer, Human Resources, introduced Jean Clements, President, Classroom Teachers Association (CTA).  Mrs. Clements introduced Mr. Leo Haggerty, Vice President, CTA, and Iran Alecia, President, Hillsborough School Employees Federation, which read the proclamation together.  Mr. Haggerty asked all veterans to stand and be recognized for their service.   

Motion by Mrs. Edgecomb, second by Mrs. Valdes, to proclaim November 18, 2015, as National Education Support Professionals Day.  Motion unanimously carried.

03

Approve American Education Week Proclamation

Jean Clements, President, Classroom Teachers Association (CTA), highlighted and read the proclamation.    

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Edgecomb, to proclaim November 16 – 20, 2015, as the 94th annual observance of American Education Week.  Motion unanimously carried.

Suspended Agenda

 

None

Teaching and Learning

 

None

Administrative Appointments

01

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Van Buren Middle School

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Stuart, to appoint Ovette Wilson, currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Van Buren Middle School, to the Principal of Van Buren Middle School, effective November 30, 2015.  Motion unanimously carried.

02

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of North Tampa Alternative School

Motion by Mrs. Edgecomb, second by Mrs. Valdes, to appoint Cornelius Bobo, currently Assistant Principal for Administration at Spoto High School, to the Principal of North Tampa Alternative, effective November 30, 2015.  Motion unanimously carried.

4.02a

Approve Administrative Appointments/Transfers – All appointments effective November 30, 2015.  Moved up on the agenda

  • Debra Fitzpatrick, currently Principal of Ballast Point Elementary, to the Principal of James Elementary
  • Theoron Smith, currently Department Manager of Transportation Services, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs of Youth Services

Superintendent Eakins recognized the following individuals on their upcoming retirement and their years of service with the District.

  • Chuck Bowersox, Manager of Services and Support, Human Resources, 34 years of service
  • Joe Perez, Manager of Professional Standards, Human Resources, 39 years of service
  • Joyce Wieland, General Director of General Student Placement and Support, Administration, 36 years of service

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Vice Chair Stuart, 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: 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 4.02a, 6.02, 6.04, 6.07, 6.14, 6.15, 7.02c, 7.02d, 7.09, 9.03R Information Items:  10.01a, 10.02

Items moved up on agenda: 4.02a, 6.02, 10.02

Motion carried with Mrs. Kurdell absent for vote.

6.02

Authorize Annual Meeting of the Hillsborough School Board Leasing Corporation for Certificates of Participation (COPs) Program (Business Division) moved up on agenda

Gretchen Saunders, Chief Officer, Business, introduced John Stokes, Bond Counsel, Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson.  Mr. Stokes explained the process of annually appointing new officers to the Hillsborough School Board Leasing Corporation and per corporation by-laws the Board of Directors is required to conduct an annual meeting on the same date as the annual School Board Reorganization meeting.

Chair Griffin recessed the regular School Board meeting and convened the annual meeting of the School Board Leasing Corporation at 5:48 p.m.

School board meeting reconvened 5:48.

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Harris to pull 6.02 from pulled item list for separate vote.  Motion carried with Mrs. Kurdell and Mrs. Snively absent for the vote.

Chair Griffin recessed the regular School Board meeting and convened the annual meeting of the School Board Leasing Corporation at 5:49 p.m.

Susan L. Valdes, as Chair/President of the Corporation, recommended the appointment of the current members of the School Board as Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Harris, to appoint the current members of the School Board as Board of Directors of the Corporation.  Motion carried with Mrs. Snively and Mrs. Kurdell absent for the vote.

Mrs. Valdes, as Chair/President of the Corporation, asked for a Motion to appoint April Griffin as Chair of the Board of Directors and Cindy Stuart as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Griffin, to appoint April Griffin as Chair and Cindy Stuart as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.  Motion carries with Mrs. Snively and Mrs. Kurdell absent for the vote.

Mrs. Valdes, as Chair/President of the Corporation, recommended the appointment of the following officers:

  • April Griffin - President of the Corporation
  • Cindy Stuart – Vice President of the Corporation
  • Jeff Eakins – Secretary/Treasurer of the Corporation

Motion by Mrs. Harris, second by Mrs. Stuart, to appoint April Griffin, as President of the Corporation, Cindy Stuart as Vice President of the Corporation, and Jeff Eakins, as Secretary/Treasurer of the Corporation.  Motion carries with Mrs. Snively and Mrs. Kurdell absent for the vote.

The School Board Leasing Corporation Meeting adjourned and the School meeting reconvened at 5:52 p.m.

 

1.00 Curriculum and Instruction Division (Denny B. Oest)

 

1.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

2.00 Student Services Division (Wynne A. Tye)

 

2.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

2.02

Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between PACE Reach Counseling Services and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida (HCPS)

Wynne Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Valdes.  Tanya Hollins, Executive Director, PACE, was recognized for her support of the district. 

Mrs. Tye recognized Kelly Parris, Executive Director, Children’s Board, and Chamain Moss-Torres, Ph.D., SEEDS Program Director, Children’s Home, for their partnership and support of the district.

Chair Griffin made brief comments.

 

2.03

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida and Florida Kids and Canines, Inc.

Wynne Tye, Assistant Superintendent, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Valdes.  Mrs. Tye recognized the following individuals for their partnership.

  • Merrill Fallis, Principal, Dorothy Thomas
  • Jennifer Wise, Teacher, Dorothy Thomas
  • Joe Deck, Chair of Kids and Canines
  • Libbie Jae, Board member, Kids and Canines

Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Valdes made brief remarks. 

 

2.04

Approve Memorandum of Agreement Between The Children's Home Society of Florida and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, for the Provision of Services at Mort Elementary

Holly Saia, Director, Student Services, recognized the following individuals for their partnership and support between the Children’s Home Society and the District. 

  • Karen Castor Dentel
  • Andry Sweet
  • Eliza McCall-Horne, Ph.D.
  • Christine Certain
  • Woodland Johnson, Principal of Mort Elementary
  • Myrna Hogue, Supervisor of School Social Work Services

Andry Sweet highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Valdes.

Vice Chair Stuart, Mrs. Edgecomb, and Chair Griffin made brief comments.

 

3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Tracye H. Brown)

 

3.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

4.00 Human Resources Division (Stephanie F. Woodford)

 

4.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

4.02

Approve Personnel List #1049 – Instructional

 

4.02a

Approve Administrative Appointments/Transfers – All appointments effective November 30, 2015. moved up on agenda

 

4.03

Approve Personnel List #905 - Instructional Support

 

4.04

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

 

4.05

Approve Disciplinary Action – Instructional withdrawn

 

4.06R

Approve Disciplinary Action - Instructional Support

 

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

Authorize Annual Meeting of the Hillsborough School Board Leasing Corporation for Certificates of Participation (COPs) Program (Business Division)moved up on agenda

  1. Recess as members of the School Board; convene as the School Board Leasing Corporation;
  2. Appoint the following members as outlined in the by-laws of the Corporation: Board of Directors, Chair/Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, President/Vice President/Secretary of the Corporation;
  3. Adjourn as members of the School Board Leasing Corporation and reconvene the School Board

 

6.03

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with the C. E. Mendez Foundation, Inc. (Student Services Division)

 

6.04

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with Challenge Day for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP): Project Securing College/Career Opportunities Through Rigor in Education (SCORE) Grant (Curriculum and Instruction Division)

Eric Bergholm, General Director, Advanced Academic Programs, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Edgecomb.

Mrs. Edgecomb made brief remarks.

 

6.05

Accept the Lowest Responsive, Responsible Bids Submitted by Various Vendors - Invitation to Bid (ITB) #15144-MST Top Dressing Sand, Potting Soil, and Other (Business Division)

 

6.06

Increase the Funding Allocated for the DES of Florida (DESF) Contract, General Agreement for Temporary Services - Contract Number DESF-051466-MCSB (Business Division)withdrawn

 

6.07

Approve Budget Amendments for the Period Ended October 30, 2015 (Business Division) highlighted with 10.02

 

10.02

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of October 31, 2015 (Business Division) moved up on agenda highlighted with 6.07

Gretchen Saunders, Chief Officer, Business, highlighted the item along with 10.02 at the request of Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Valdes. 

 

6.08

Approve the One-Year Extension of the Existing Renewable Site License Agreement for FirstClass from Open Text, Inc. (Chief of Staff)

 

6.09

Approve Revisions to Payroll Schedules for 2015/2016 Fiscal Year (Business Division)withdrawn

 

6.10

Approve Agreements with Officials Organizations for Athletic Contests, 2015/2016 (Student Services Division)

 

6.11

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County for the Supporting and Empowering Educational Developmental Services (SEEDS) Project (Student Services Division)

 

6.12

Approve the Retroactive Memorandum of Agreement for the 2014/15 School Year with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County for the Supporting and Empowering Educational Developmental Services (SEEDS) Project (Student Services Division)

 

6.13

Accept the Proposal Submitted by ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation - Request for Proposal (RFP) #15088-MST Elevator and Wheelchair Lift Preventative Maintenance and Repair (Business Division)

 

6.14

Approve the Contract Between Tryon Clear View Group LLC and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) for a Review and Recovery Audit of HCPS Electric Service Billings (Business Division)

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

Chair Griffin and Vice Chair Stuart made brief comments. 

 

6.15R

Approve the Report of Financial Data to the Commissioner of Education (ESE 348), the Superintendent’s Annual Financial Report (ESE 145), and the Net Pension Liability (account 2365) Balance for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 (Business Division)

Gretchen Saunders, Chief Officer, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Griffin, and Mrs. Valdes.

Mrs. Edgecomb, Mrs. Snively and Mrs. Valdes made brief comments.

 

6.16

Accept the Proposals Submitted by Various Vendors - Request for Proposal (RFP) #15143-MST Land Use Legal Services (Business Division)

 

6.17

Approve the Funding Source for 2015/2016 of Existing Managed Hosting Services Agreement for FirstClass with Open Text, Inc. (Chief of Staff)

 

6.18

Accept the Proposals from Playmore West, Inc. – Request for Proposal (RFP) #15004-MST Playground and Fitness Equipment (Business Division)

 

7.00 Operations Division (Christopher Farkas)

 

7.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

7.02a

Approve Reorganization of the HVAC and Energy Management Services Department withdrawn

 

7.02b

Approve Reorganization of the Logistics Operations and Furniture Repair Departments withdrawn

 

7.02cR1

Approve Reorganization of the Transportation Department

Jim Beekman, General Manager, Transportation, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Griffin.   

Discussion:

  • Changes will begin in January 2016
  • Recruiting process needed
  • Customer Service Representatives will help communicate changes at school sites
  • Newsletters and website will address changes
  • Customer Service is available within the Transportation Department until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Audit Consultant will review the Transportation Department for additional areas of operational savings
  • Current hiring process for a bus driver is sixty-one days
  • Baseline criteria will be required to be considered for an exemplary driver position
  • Interviews will be held for the exemplary driver positions
  • Additional training will be provided to drivers
  • Principal on Special Assignment will be placed at school site vacancies
  • Drivers name which attended Department of Education training during summer requested
  • New driver trainers will provide a mentor leadership role
  • Pay grades for positions will be negotiated with Unions and the Human Resources Division
  • Safety position will require experience in transportation
  • Dispatch Office centers were combined
  • Mechanical failure and an accident should be clearly defined

Comments made by Mrs. Snively, Mrs. Edgecomb, Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Valdes, and Mrs. Griffin.

 

7.02d

Approve Reorganization of Secretarial Units in Operations Division

Chris Farkas, Chief Officer, Operations, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Griffin.

 

7.03

Approve Acceptance of Project for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Renovation at Sanchez Full Service Center

 

7.04

Approve Appointment of a Design Professional for Roof Replacement at Jefferson High School

 

7.05

Approve Appointment of a Design Professional for Elementary School "C" (South County), New Facility

 

7.06

Approve Appointment of a Design Professional for a Classroom Addition at East Bay High School

 

7.07

Approve Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for a Classroom Addition and Remodeling at Newsome High School

 

7.08

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

 

7.09

Approve Lease Between the School Board of Hillsborough County and Liberty Property Trust for Proposed Space at 9014 Brittany Way, Tampa, Florida, Silo Bend Industrial Park, for the Student Nutrition Services Department

MaryKate Harrison, General Manager of Student Nutrition Services, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Griffin. 

Discussion:

  • New facility will offer new production kitchen
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Service more agencies
  • Permanent training place
  • Core Catering will expand services
  • Café will be open for Silo Bend office building site
  • Currently 15 to 18 satellite sites
  • Consolidating satellite sites will allow Student Nutrition to run more efficiently
  • Lease term is 15 years 9 months
  • Café at Silo Bend will produce revenue for Student Nutrition
  • Production teams will no longer be needed at Plant City and Brandon High Schools
  • Minimal additional staff will be needed
  • Food Services funds does not come from Part 1 budget

 

8.00 Administration Division (Larry Sykes)

 

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

 

8.04R

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

 

8.05

Approve Waiver of Rental Fees

 

9.00 Unclassified

 

9.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – None

 

9.02

Approve Revised 2016 Board Meeting Schedules

 

9.03R

Approve the Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Van Ayres, Deputy Superintendent, highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Edgecomb, and Mrs. Valdes.  Anna Brown, Chief Officer of Information and Technology Division, shared how district will track progress of strategic plan. 

Mrs. Edgecomb, Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Stuart made brief comments.

Discussion:

  • Area Superintendents will work with school site administrators to provide strategic plan impact to students
  • Attendance updated nightly
  • Edsby updated nightly
  • GPA data will be provided twice per quarter
  • Twenty-five Key Performance Indicators will be available on EdConnect
  • Board will be provided with updates regularly
  • Strategic Plan is a fluid document
  • Strategic Plan Brochure will be updated yearly
  • Spanish version will be available
  • Printed versions of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan will be made available to Board members, District Office, stakeholders, realtors, and community partners, etc.
  • Can App be created?

Mr. Ayres thanked all staff who helped develop the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  Superintendent Eakins thanked the Board for driving the District to develop a 5-year Strategic Plan, which aligns the districts message, goals and metrics.

 

9.04

Approve the Reclassifications within Security and Emergency Management (Chief of Staff) withdrawn

 

9.05

Adopt School Board Member - Way of Work withdrawn

 

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Harris, to vote on the items pulled from the consent agenda.  Motion carried Mrs. Kurdell absent for vote.

10.00 Information

10.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed

10.01a

Recognize Plant City High School Cross Country Runner for Exemplary Display (Student Services Division)moved up on agenda

10.02

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of October 31, 2015 (Business Division)moved up on agenda with 6.07

Other Business and Board Comments

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

Superintendent’s Comments

Strides for Education Walk – Superintendent Eakins recognized Phil Jones, President, Hillsborough Education Foundation and his staff for their leadership and all they do.  HCPS raised $630,000 for scholarships and innovative projects.  Approximately 3500 walkers participated.  Tampa Bay Tech had the most walkers. Oak Grove Elementary School raised the largest amount in our district.  Lockhart Elementary School won the Striders Cup.

NAEP/TUDA Results – Hillsborough County Public Schools is one of the top performing large districts.  Inclusion rates of ESE and ELL students are higher than any other district.

Instructional Town Hall Meetings – Working with Classroom Teachers Association, meetings are scheduled for employees to share concerns and ask questions.  A live webcast will be held on December 16, 2015 at ROSSAC.

Great American Teach In – Thursday, November 19, 2015, thanked all who plan to participate.

National Educational Support Personnel Day, November 17, 2015 – All instructional support personnel was thanked.

Adjournment – with no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:24 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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