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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in Workshop Session Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room #212D, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Lynn L. Gray, April Griffin, Sally Harris, Tamara P. Shamburger, Melissa Snively, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes (arrived 1:49 p.m.) present.  Chair Sally Harris presided.

 

Board Members absent from today’s workshop were: Members Griffin and Snively

 

Others present:

 

Board Attorney – James Porter

                          

Deputy Superintendent:  Van Ayres

Chief of Schools, Administration: Harrison Peters


Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs –Tracye Brown

      Business – Gretchen Saunders

      Diversity – Minerva Spanner-Morrow

      Educational Leadership and Professional Development – Tricia McManus

      Human Resources – Marie Whelan

      Outreach – Larry Sykes, Ed.D.

      Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives – Wynne Tye

 

Communications and Media Officer – Grayson Kamm

Administrative Secretary (Recording) – Kandee King

 

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times – Marlene Sokol

 

Approximately 20 people were in the audience, including other school district personnel.

 

Chair Harris called the meeting to order at 1:09 p.m.

 

(1)   Innovation Retrieval Plan

This workshop was held to engage the Board in discussion regarding innovation and increasing student enrollment in our district.

 

Superintendent Eakins presented a PowerPoint outlining conventional and unconventional times, current statistics, and strategies.

 

Three questions

 

#1 - What is the learning experience like for a student in the year 2028?

  • The key word was learning experience
  • Interconnectivity outside the walls of a classroom
  • Technology and high tech as we move forward
  • Much more personalized and customized
  • Students learning at their own pace
  • Customize schools K-8 and high school to promote stability
  • Make high school a college prep or technical prep
  • Social emotional learning requirement

 

#2 - What traits describe the conditions that parents are seeking in schools?

·         Assurance of safe environment

·         Extra-curricular activities

·         Customer service

·         Sense of connecting

·         Curb appeal  

·         Environment that attracts

·         Programs or themes that attracts students

 

#3 – What program ideas or themes would attract students to a school?

 

  • College bound program.
  • Arts program
  • Military academy
  • Boarding school environment
  • Program offering an AS degree
  • Nursing program
  • Business partnership and internship
  • Solar energy efficiency program


Marketing Innovation

 

Grayson Kamm, presented a PowerPoint on marketing innovation

 

·         Training

·         Fundamental

·         Clear and compelling with regard to our schools 

·         Each school offers something special

·         Every student needs to be earned through marketing

·         Schools need to know their story and have it in front of parents everyday

·         Traits and character make each school unique

·         Consistency

·         Hillsborough Schools TV as a reinforcement

·         Tools for parents and students.

·         Structure and timeline to start speaking with groups


With no further discussion the workshop adjourned at 2:40 p.m.  (Audio recording on file.)

 

 

 

 

 

Sally A. Harris, Chair

 

Attest:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Eakins, Superintendent

And Ex-Officio Secretary

 

 

 

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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