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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in regular session Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 3 p.m., in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Board Members Lynn Gray, Sally Harris, Tamara Shamburger, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present.  Chair Sally Harris presided.

Absent:  April Griffin, Melissa Snively

Others present:

Board Attorney:  James Porter

District Attorney:  Jeff Gibson

Deputy Superintendent:  Van Ayres

Chief of Schools, Administration: Harrison Peters

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs:

      Academic Support and Federal Programs:  Tracye Brown

      Business Services:  Gretchen Saunders

      Communication & Media Officer:  Grayson Kamm – absent

      Diversity:  Minerva Spanner-Morrow

      Educational Access, Opportunities & Alternatives:  Wynne Tye

      Educational Leadership and Professional Development: Tricia McManus       

      Governmental Relations: Connie Milito

      Human Resources:  Marie Whelan Interim – absent (Mark West)

      Operations:  Chris Farkas

      Outreach and School Improvement:  Larry Sykes, Ed.D

      Teaching and Learning:  Deborah Cook

Department Manager, Media:  Tanya Arja

Superintendent’s Secretary (Recording):  Lori Woods

News Media Representatives:

      Tampa Bay Times:  Marlene Sokol

Approximately 120 people were in the audience, including other school district personnel.

Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 3:03 p.m.

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance:  Moment of silence followed by Vice Chair Shamburger leading in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Withdrawn Items:  B 03, C 4.04, C 4.05, C 6.17, C 7.05

Adoption of the Agenda:

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

Board – Roll Call:  Chair Harris declared a quorum with five Board Members present.  Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Snively - absent

Approval of Minutes:

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

May 8, 2018 – School Board Recognition Meeting

June 5, 2018 – School Board Meeting

Motion unanimously carried.

Board Guidelines:

Vice Chair Shamburger read the guidelines into the record.

Recommendations and Reports of Superintendent Requiring Board Approval:

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Gray, 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:  A 01, C 3.01, C 4.07R, C 6.02, C 6.03, C 6.05, C 6.10, C 6.11, C 6.19, C 12.02R1

Information Items:  13.03, 13.04, D 01

Motion unanimously carried.

Recognitions and Proclamations (Section A)

01

Adoption of Proclamation - Middleton High School Class of 1968 Golden Reunion Year (Communications) moved up on agenda

Tonya Shook – Assistant Principal, Middleton High School, highlighted the item and read the proclamation.

Motion by Vice Chair Shamburger, second by Mrs. Valdes, to pull item A 01 for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Vice Chair Shamburger, second by Mrs. Valdes, to Adopt the Proclamation – Middleton High School Class of 1968 Golden Reunion Year.  Motion unanimously carried.

13.03

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of May 31, 2018 (Business Services Division) moved up on agenda

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.

13.04

Health Insurance Renewal for 2019 moved up on agenda

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Stuart.  Superintendent Eakins introduced Dr. Tracy Schatzberg.  Dr. Schatzberg recognized the following Humana and Aon Consulting representatives in attendance.

  • Ray Hodorski – Humana, Director of Account Management
  • Aaron Dwyer – Humana, Health Solutions Client Executive
  • Lori Penley – Aon, Vice President
  • Angela Burt – Aon, Assistant Vice President

Comments made by Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Gray.

Suspended Agenda

01

Suspended Agenda moved up on agenda

Superintendent Jeff Eakins highlighted the following:

  • #9 – Updates Senate Bill 7026

Superintendent Commentsmoved up on agenda

 

Superintendent Eakins provided highlights on the following:

  • Spring 2018 District Results
  • Achievement Schools Hiring Event
  • Hiring Bus Drivers

Speakers to Agenda Items

Vice Chair Shamburger read the guidelines for public comments.

Speaker

Item No.

Ben Green

C 4.07R, C 13.03, Audience Comments

Mark Klutho

C 6.16, C 6.18, C 7.03, C 7.04, Audience Comments

Ray Bonti

Audience Comments

Administrative Appointments (Section B)

01

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Doby Elementary School (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, to appoint Rosanne Bush, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction at Pizzo Elementary School, to the Principal of Doby Elementary School, effective July 1, 2018.  Motion unanimously carried.

02

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Lanier Elementary School (Chief of Schools)

Motion by Mrs. Valdes, second by Mrs. Stuart, to appoint Sarah Garcia, currently Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction at Lanier Elementary School, to the Principal of Lanier Elementary School, effective July 1, 2018. Motion unanimously carried.

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the following Principal transfer and newly appointed Assistant Principals.

  • Sharon Waite, currently the Principal of Lockhart Elementary Magnet School, to the Principal of Potter Elementary School.
  • Joshua Cooley, currently a resource teacher at James Elementary School, to the Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction at Forest Hills Elementary School.
  • Robert Schodt, currently a teacher at Giunta Middle School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Mann Middle School.
  • Kristin Sirois, currently a teacher at Leto High School, to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Alonso High School.

03

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Principal of Walker Middle Magnet School (Chief of Schools) withdrawn

 (Section C)

1.00 Office of Teaching and Learning (Deborah Cook) - None

 

 

2.00 Educational Access, Opportunities and Alternatives (Wynne Tye) - None

 

 

3.00 Academic Support and Federal Programs Division (Tracye Brown)

3.01

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of Florida, Department of Health (FLDOH), Hillsborough County for Comprehensive Services Provided by Registered Nurses (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

4.00 Human Resources Division (Marie Whelan (Interim)

4.01

Approve Personnel List #951 - Instructional Support

4.02

Approve Personnel List #1096 - Instructional

4.02a

Approve Administrative & District Personnel Recommended for Renomination for the 2018-2019 School Year (Instructional Personnel List #1096A)

4.02b

Approve School-Based Instructional Personnel Recommended for Renomination for the 2018-2019 School Year (Instructional Personnel List #1096B)

4.02c

Approve the Administrative Appointments/Transfers, effective July 1, 2018

  • Sandra Upshaw – currently Coordinator, Virtual Programs, to Supervisor, Virtual Programs
  • Charles Plante, Jr. – currently Project Administrator, Operations, to Sr. Project Administrator, Operations
  • Sharon Waite – currently Principal, Lockhart Elementary School, to Principal, Potter Elementary School
  • David New – currently Principal, Spoto High School, to Principal, Rodgers Middle School
  • Isidoros Passalaris – currently Assistant Principal, Young Middle Magnet School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Rodgers Middle School
  • Ray Dudley – currently Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Wharton High School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Hill Middle School
  • Kristin Sirois – currently Teacher, Leto High School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Alonso High School
  • Joshua Cooley – currently Resource Teacher, James Elementary School, to Assistant Principal for Elementary Instruction, Forest Hills Elementary School
  • Robert Paul Schodt, Jr. – currently Teacher, Giunta Middle School, to Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Mann Middle School

4.03

Approve Teachers Considered Out of Field - Subject Area and English Language Learners: None Presented for the Period of May 14, 2018 Through May 27, 2018

4.04

Approve Disciplinary Action - Instructional Support (If Any) withdrawn

4.05

Approve Disciplinary Action - Instructional (If Any) withdrawn

4.06

Approve Disciplinary Action - Performance/Certification

4.07R

Approve Negotiated Economic Proposal, Revised Language, Memorandums of Understanding with the Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF), and Revised Job Descriptions (Revised)

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.  Superintendent Eakins introduced Mark West – General Manager, Human Resources. Mr. West recognized the following HSEF representatives.

  • Mr. Iran Alecia – HSEF President
  • Mrs. Stephanie MacNeel – HSEF Vice President

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Gray to pull item 4.07R for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, to Approve Negotiated Economic Proposal, Revised Language, Memorandums of Understanding with the Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF), and Revised Job Descriptions.  Motion unanimously carried.

Comments made by Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Gray, Superintendent Eakins and Mrs. Valdes.

4.08

Approve the New Job Description for Aide, Childcare, Head Start VPK (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

5.00 Leadership and Professional Development (Tricia McManus) - None


6.00 Business Division (Gretchen Saunders)

6.01

Approve the Recommended Titles as Adopted Instructional Materials for Social Studies Grades K-5 (Office of Teaching and Learning)

6.02

Approve Budget Amendments for the Period Ended May 31, 2018 (Business Services Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Saunders.

6.03

Approve the Contract for Full Service Funding with the State of Florida, Department of Health (FLDOH) (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.04

Approve the Contract for Categorical/Basic Funding for Registered Nursing Services with the State of Florida, Department of Health (FLDOH) (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)

6.05

Approve the Renewal Agreement with Agile Mind (Sole-Source Provider) to Provide the Agile Mind Algebra I and Intensified Algebra Programs for High School Students (Office of Teaching and Learning)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.06

Accept the Lowest Responsive, Responsible Bid from All Florida Fire Equipment Company - Invitation to Bid (ITB) #18036-DST-VT SNS Hood Cleaning Services (Business Services Division)

6.07

Accept the Piggyback of the Agreement Between Duval Ford and the Florida Sheriffs Association-Invitation to Bid (ITB) #FSA17-VEL 25.0 Police Rated, Administrative, Utility Vehicles, Trucks and Vans (Business Services Division) 

6.08

Approve Disposal of Obsolete Stores Inventory (Business Services Division)

6.09

Approve the Cooperative Agreement with Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.10

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with Gracepoint for Exceptional Student Education Services, 2018/2019 (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.11

Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and, if Approved, Accept Funds for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, Entitlement and Preschool 2018/2019 (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.

6.12

Approve the Contract with AMIkids - YES (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

6.13

Approve the Agreement with True Core Behavioral Solutions, LLC (formerly G4S Youth Services, LLC) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

6.14

Approve the Agreement with The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc. (The Spring) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

6.15

Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with DeGroot Management Services, Inc. (DMS) to Perform Unemployment Cost Control Services (Human Resources Division)

6.16

Approve the List of Damaged, Stolen and Missing Tangible and Intangible Personal Property (Business Services Division)

6.17

Extend the Amended Proposal from Easter Seals Florida, Inc. - Request for Proposal (RFP) #14024-DST Teen Parent Child Care Services (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)  withdrawn

6.18

Approve the Legal Services Agreement Between The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida and MacFarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. (Business Services Division)

6.19

Approve Edsby Online Gradebook System Services with Aptiris, Inc. (Business Services Division)

Comments made by Mrs. Gray.


7.00 Operations Division (Chris Farkas)

7.01

Approve Proposed Attendance Boundary Adjustments for Dawson and Pinecrest Elementary Schools

7.02

Approve Educational Plant Spot Survey 4.8 for Combining Cahoon Elementary and Van Buren Middle Schools into Dr. Carter G. Woodson PK-8 School

7.03

Approve Resolution for Impact Fee Fund Disbursement from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for Site Acquisition, Construction and Construction Management of High School "TTT", County Road 671, Riverview, Florida

7.04

Approve the Construction Documents and Guaranteed Maximum Price for Wind Bracing at Lee Elementary School

7.05

Approve the Purchase and Sale Agreement for 2.5 +/- Acres Located on County Road 672/Balm Road, Balm, Florida for High School "TTT" in South Hillsborough County  withdrawn

8.00 Administration Division (Harrison Peters)

8.01

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

8.02R

Approve Waiver of Rental Fees (Revised Attachment)

8.03

Approve Charges for Student Supplies for the 2018/2019 Academic Year


9.00 Communications (Grayson Kamm) - None

 

 

10.00 Office of Diversity (Minerva Spanner-Morrow) - None

 

 

11.00 Outreach and School Improvement (Larry Sykes, Ed.D.) - None

 

 

12.00 Unclassified

12.01

Approve Continuing Education Fee - 2018/2019 (Workforce Connections)

12.02R1

Request to Approve a Resolution Containing Potential Referendum Language to Permit OPPAGA to Begin Audit Process at No Cost to District (Revised)

Superintendent Eakins highlighted the item at the request of Mrs. Gray.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, to pull item 12.02R1 for a separate vote.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Valdes, to Approve a Resolution Containing Potential Referendum Language to Permit OPPAGA to Begin Audit Process at No Cost to District. Motion unanimously carried.

Mr. Porter read Mrs. Snively’s comments into record opposed to the Resolution.

Comments made by Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Stuart and Mr. Porter.

Motion by Mrs. Stuart, second by Mrs. Gray, to vote on the items pulled from the consent agenda.  Motion unanimously carried.

13.00 Information Items

13.01

Information Regarding Change of Placement of Regular Students (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

13.02

Information Regarding Change of Placement of Exceptional Student Education Students (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)

13.03

Monthly Financial Position Reports as of May 31, 2018 (Business Services Division) moved up on agenda

13.04

Health Insurance Renewal for 2019 moved up on agenda

13.05

School Activity Requests Approved October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 (Business Services Division)

13.06

Exploration and Research of a Countywide Millage Referendum

14.00 Board Committee Minutes – None

School Board meeting recessed and Public Hearing convened at 4:30 p.m.

Hearings on Policies and/or Business Items

01

Public Hearing on Adoption of Instructional Materials for Middle and High School Reading (Office of Teaching and Learning)

Karine Johns – Supervisor of Instructional Materials, highlighted the item.

Public Hearing recessed and School Board meeting reconvened at 4:32 p.m.

Superintendent Comments:  moved up on agenda

Suspended Agenda:

01

Suspended Agenda moved up on agenda

Other Business and Board Comments:

Comments by Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Gray, and Chair Harris.

Motion by Mrs. Gray, to conduct a Workshop on various marginalized groups/supports systems and what resources the district has available for students in poverty.  Motion died for lack of second.

Adjournment: With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:32 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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