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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Thursday, December 10, 2015

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in special called meeting Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 1:30 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

Chief of Staff:  Alberto Vazquez, 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. - absent

      Governmental Relations – Connie Milito

      Human Resources – Stephanie Woodford

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

      Operations – Chris Farkas

      Student Services – Wynne Tye - absent

External Communications Manager – Tanya Arja

External Communications Assistant Manager – Kristin Davis

Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording) – Linda Fernandez

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times – Marlene Sokol

      Tampa Tribune – Anastasia Dawson

Approximately 10 people were in the audience, including other school district personnel.

Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 1:40 p.m.

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

Withdrawn Items - none

Adoption of the Agenda:

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Snively, to adopt the agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.

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

Approval of Minutes - None

Board Guidelines - Waived

Speakers to Agenda Items

Speaker

Item No.

Iran Alicea

Thanked the negotiating team led by Stephanie Woodford and Mark West, Superintendent Eakins and Chief of Staff Vázquez, and the Board.  The union had the largest turnout with: 1111 yes and 27 no, and 6 voided because they chose yes and no.


 

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval

4.00 Human Resources Division (Stephanie Woodford)

4.01

Request for Authorization to Proceed – If any

4.02R

Approve Negotiated Economic Proposal, Revised HSEF Salary Schedule, and Memorandums of Understanding with the Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF) (Revised)

Discussion:

  • Mrs. Valdes asked that the item be highlighted.

Mark West highlighted the tentative agreement reached between HSEF and the District.  Effective when approved with no retro and a $100 bonus that will be paid in the December 24 paycheck. 

  • This is an exciting contract and appreciates the contract language.
  • Thanked union and staff for the collaboration.
  • Not the perfect contract but it represents a give and take to find a balance.
  • Testimony to the bargaining members for the step in the right direction.
  • Line 12 of page two of salary schedule to clarify the starting salary on level 12.
  • Difficult year for negotiations not only in salary but in the new negotiation process in place.

Superintendent Eakins thanked the union representation for their professional response during the entire negotiation process. 

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Harris, to approve the HSEF contract negotiations as presented.  Motion unanimously carried.

Scheduled Hearings on Policies and/or Business Items - None

Other Business and Board Comments - None

Adjournmentwith no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:55 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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