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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in workshop session October 20, 2015, at 9 a.m., in the Staff Conference Room, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins and Board Members Doretha W. Edgecomb, April Griffin, Carol Kurdell, Sally Harris, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair Valdes presided.

Members Absent:  Melissa Snively and Cindy Stuart

Others present:

School Board Attorney – Jim Porter

Chief of Staff – Alberto Vázquez, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent – Van Ayres

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:
            Human Resources – Stephanie Woodford       

External Communications Manager – Tonya Arja
Senior Administrative Secretary (Recording) – Patti McBride

News Media Representatives:
            Tampa Bay Times – Marlene Sokol
            Tampa Tribune – Anastasia Dawson

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

Chair Valdes called the workshop to order at 9:09 a.m.

(1)

Superintendent’s Evaluation Instrument (Human Resources Division)

 

This workshop was held to review the draft of the Superintendent’s evaluation instrument.

 

Dr. Vázquez made brief remarks on the workshop, and working with Dr.  Mel Jurado using frameworks from the Board’s Strategic Plan (goals).

 

Dr. "Mel” discussed:
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI), which include graduation rates, financial stewardship, cultural relationships, and communication – current changes/corrections were discussed.
  • Performance factors, which include core values – proactive, relational, integrity, safety, and motivation

 

Dr. Vázquez discussed the Projected Timeline Implementation, which can be tailored to meet the next set of goals as needed by the Board. 

 

Mr. Porter discussed the Superintendent’s self-evaluation due January 5, 2016, and the Superintendent’s contract is due at the end of May 2016. 

Board members discussed any additional changes they would like to see in the document – Dr. Mel will make changes and have available for the Friday meeting (October 23, 2015).   Reminder that this May (2016) the Board will be looking at formative data; the second year, the benefit of all the data. Mr. Ayres will include Strategic Plan information at the Friday meeting.

There was general discussion to include:
  • Having an outside vendor look at communications, aligning and strengthening the Communication Department with the Strategic Plan
  • Strategies to better engage our County Head Start; more VPK opportunities (partners); compliments to our Kindergarten teachers/classrooms.
  • Identifying strategies (interventions) for 9th graders
  • Graduation rates
  • Learey Technical College recognized as "top” in the country.

With no further discussion, the workshop adjourned at 10:30 a.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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