Closed captioning transcript for the Hillsborough County School Board Meeting from June 28, 2016, 9:00 A.M.

(SOUNDING GAVEL).   

>> GOOD MORNING.  THE SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL CALLED  MEETING OF TUESDAY, JUNE  28th, 9 A.M. IS NOW CALLED  TO ORDER.  MRS. SNIVELY WILL LEAD US IN A  MOMENT OF SILENCE AND THE PLEDGE  OF ALLEGIANCE. 

>> THANK YOU.  PLEASE STAND FOR A MOMENT OF  SILENCE.  (MOMENT OF SILENCE). 

>> PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE  OF ALLEGIANCE.  [ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ] 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  THIS MORNING, WE HAVE AN AGENDA  WITH ONE WITHDRAWN ITEM, NUMBER  B-05.  BOARD MEMBERS, I NEED A MOTION  TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS.  A SECOND BY MRS. SNIVELY.  IF YOU COULD INDICATE YOUR VOTE  BY PRESSING YOUR BUTTON.  AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.  LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT ALL  BOARD MEMBERS ARE PRESENT WITH  THE EXCEPTION OF MRS. GRIFFIN  AND MRS. EDGECOMB.  MRS. SNIVELY, IF YOU COULD READ  THE BOARD GUIDELINES FOR US THIS  MORNING. 

>>Melissa Snively: GOOD MORNING.  AS WE BEGIN THIS MORNING'S  MEETING, LET ME QUICKLY REVIEW  THE FORMAT OF OUR SCHOOL BOARD  MEETING.  PLEASE SILENCE ALL ELECTRONIC  DEVICES.  THE BOARD'S AGENDA IS A CONSENT  AGENDA.  ITEMS ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROVED  UPON MOTION AND VOTE UNLESS AN  ITEM IS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.  THE AGENDA AND BACKUP  DOCUMENTATION ARE AVAILABLE  ONLINE.  THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED WITH  CLOSED CAPTIONING ON THE LIVE  WEBCAST ON CABLE TV AND ON THE  VIDEO MONITORS HERE IN THE  AUDITORIUM.  IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED WITH  CLOSED CAPTIONING LATER IN THE  VIDEO ARCHIVES.  DURING THE MEETING, THERE IS A  TABLET AVAILABLE AT THE  COMMUNICATIONS DESK THAT CAN BE  USED TO VIEW THE LIVE WEBCAST  WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING.  THERE ARE SPEAKERS IN THE BACK  OF THE ROOM THAT ALLOW BOARD  MEMBERS TO HEAR THE MEETING.  IF WE LEAVE THE DAIS.  THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 45  MINUTES ALLOWED FOR PUBLIC  COMMENT.  SPEAKERS WILL BE GRANTED THREE  MINUTES TO ADDRESS SINGLE AGENDA  ITEM OR A TOTAL OF FIVE MINUTES  TO ADDRESS TWO OR MORE AGENDA  ITEMS.  WHEN TEN OR MORE SPEAKERS WISH  TO SPEAK TO THE SAME AGENDA  ITEM, SPEAKING TIME WILL BE  REDUCED TO TWO MINUTES PER  SPEAKER.  IF THERE ARE STILL  SPEAKERS AFTER THE 45 MINUTE  ALLOTTED TIME ENDS, THE  REMAINDER OF THE SPEAKERS WILL  BE HEARD PRIOR TO THE VOTE ON  ITEMS PULLED FROM THE CONSENT  AGENDA.  THE COMMENTS -- YOUR COMMENTS  ARE IMPORTANT.  IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE MOST  COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO YOUR  COMMENTS, THE STAFF WILL FOLLOW  UP WITH YOU AND KEEP THE BOARD  MEMBERS INFORMED ABOUT THE  RESPONSE.  THE SCHOOL BOARD RESPECTS THE  PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO SPEAK TO THE  BOARD BUT WE CANNOT TOLERATE  BEHAVIOR INTENDED TO INTERRUPT  THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF THIS  MEETING.  OUR CIVILITY POLICY IS NOW IN  EFFECT. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  SNIVELY.  AUDIENCE, AND BOARD MEMBERS, WE  HAVE THREE SPEAKERS THIS  MORNING.  SO I WILL CALL ALL THREE OF  THOSE SPEAKERS UP IF YOU COULD  LINE UP ON THE LEFT, TO MY LEFT.  DIANE HART.  JOE ROBINSON.  AND PETE EDWARDS.  MS. HART, YOU HAVE THREE  MINUTES.  PLAINTIFF ROBINSON, YOU HAVE  THREE MINUTES.  MR. ROBINSON -- FIVE MINUTES.  AND MR. EDWARDS, YOU HAVE THREE  MINUTES.  THANK YOU. 

>> GOOD MORNING.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALLOWING  ME TO COME BEFORE YOU TO SPEAK  THIS MORNING.  THERE'S A COUPLE THINGS THAT I  DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.  SO I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE TO  WAIT UNTIL YOUR MEETING IS OVER  TO TRULY UNDERSTAND IT.  HOWEVER, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT  PRIORITY SCHOOLS, KNOWING THAT  POTTER ELEMENTARY IS ONE OF OUR  PRIORITY SCHOOLS.  I UNDERSTAND JUST FROM THE RUMOR  MILL THAT MR. OWEN WILL NOT BE  OVER PRIORITY SCHOOLS IN OUR  AREA, IN MY DISTRICT, AND THAT  CONCERNS ME GREATLY.  POTTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS ONE  OF THE POORER SCHOOLS IN OUR  DISTRICT.  ONE OF THE SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST  DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS.  THE SCHOOL NEEDS A SPECIAL  PERSON OVER THAT SCHOOL, AND I'M  SURE OTHER AREA SCHOOLS IN THAT  DISTRICT AS WELL.  SO I AM NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW YOU  ALL ARE GOING TO BE HANDLING  THAT BUT THAT IS OF GRAVE  CONCERN TO ME, AND I REALLY  WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THAT WE  HAVE SOMEBODY IN THAT POSITION  THAT UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S GOING ON  AT THAT SCHOOL AND IS NO  POSITION TO BE ABLE TO HELP US,  THE COMMUNITY, THE PARENTS, AND  THOSE OF US WHO MAY GO TO  TALLAHASSEE TO BE NO POSITION TO  BETTER HELP THE SCHOOL BOARD.  SO THAT'S MY CONCERN THIS  MORNING.  AND I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR  WHAT YOU ALL ARE GOING TO TALK  ABOUT AS FAR AS OUR PRIORITY  SCHOOLS ARE CONCERNED.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MR. ROBINSON.  IS HE HERE THIS MORNING?  MR. EDWARDS? 

>> MY NAME IS ROBERT PETE  EDWARDS.  I HAVE YOU HAVE COME BEFORE THE  BOARD TODAY ASKING THAT ALL OF  THESE ITEMS BE DELAYED UNTIL THE  JULY 19th MEETING.  HERE IS WHAT HAS OCCURRED WITHIN  THE LAST THREE OR FOUR DAYS.  SO MUCH DISSENSION, SUCH RUMOR,  SO MUCH EVERYTHING IN THE  COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY THE  AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THAT  WE ARE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHERE  THE BOARD -- OR WHERE THE  ADMINISTRATION IS GOING WITH  SOME OF THE ISSUES WITH THE  PRIORITY SCHOOLS AND THE ISSUE  QUITE FRANKLY OF ONE OF OUR  BELOVED DEPUTY ASSISTANT  SUPERINTENDENTS.  NOW, I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE  SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS IN  ADMINISTRATION SINCE THE DAY.  ALL OF THEM, ALL OF THE  SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE HAD A CHIEF  OF STAFF OR DEPUTY  SUPERINTENDENT WHO CAN RELATE  AND GET OUT FRONT ON ISSUES  WITHIN THE COMMUNITY SO THAT  WHEN IT'S TIME FOR MAJOR  ADJUSTMENTS LIKE YOU HAVE HAD TO  MAKE WITH BUSING AND EVERYTHING  ELSE, AND I REALLY THINK THE  SUPERINTENDENT, ALTHOUGH HE'S  BEEN HE'S DONE OP-ED AND SO ON,  I THINK HE'S BEEN UNDERSERVED BY  HIS CHIEF OF STAFF AND THE  DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, MR.  AYRES.  WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR THE  SUPERINTENDENT TO CONSIDER DOING  IS TO HAVE A MEETING WITH BOTH  OF THEM TO DETERMINE IF IT'S IN  THE BEST INTEREST OF THIS  ORGANIZATION GOING FORWARD THAT  THEY CAN SELL THE PACKAGE TO THE  COMMUNITY.  I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT MY  NOTES OVER THE YEARS, AND WHAT I  FOUND WITH THESE TWO GENTLEMEN,  ALTHOUGH I AM SURE THEY ARE GOOD  GENTLEMEN, THEY HAVE FAILED  MISERABLY TO CONNECT WITH THE  AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.  SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THAT AS  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUES TO  BE -- MINORITIES ARE BECOMING  THE MAJORITY.  IT DOESN'T DO JEFF GOOD.  IT DOESN'T DO THE COMMUNITY  GOOD.  TRUST ME, I HAVE DONE MY  HOMEWORK.  AND WITH THE TURMOIL THAT'S  GOING ON, IT'S JUST THE WRONG  TIME.  WE NEED TO GET SOME POSITIVE  RELATIONSHIPS, TO DETERMINE  EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH  PRIORITY SCHOOLS, EXACTLY HOW WE  ARE GOING TO MOVE PEOPLE AROUND.  WE DON'T HAVE MANY PEOPLE OF  COLOR.  SO LET'S SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, IF  YOU PUT NEW PEOPLE IN THE  POSITION THAT ARE  AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISPANIC, IT  DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY ARE GOING  TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY IF  WE DON'T HAVE PEOPLE ABOVE THEM  MAKING AN EFFORT TO CONNECT WITH  THEM TO THE COMMUNITY.  THE SUPERINTENDENT CANNOT DO IT  ALONE.  I THINK WE ARE MAKING A MISTAKE  GOING WITH ALL OF THESE  PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS AT  THIS TIME.  AND I WANT TO GO ON RECORD,  JEFF.  I DON'T THINK THESE TWO GUYS  SERVE YOU WELL.  I KNOW THEY ARE NOT HITTING THE  AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.  AND SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH  THAT.  AND WHEN I GO BACK TO NOW WITH  BUSING AND ALL OF THE OTHER  ISSUES, 7th GRADE, THE WHOLE  BIT, EVERY LAST ONE OF THOSE  DEPUTY CHIEFS ARE ASSISTANT  SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE BEEN ABLE  TO EFFECTIVELY REACH THE  COMMUNITY.  SO I ASK YOU ALL TO PLEASE DELAY  THIS TO JULY 19th.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MR. ROBINSON? 

>> GOOD MORNING, BOARD MEMBERS,  CHIEF OF STAFF, SUPERINTENDENT.  AND OTHERS IN THE AUDIENCE.  THESE ARE CHANGING TIMES.  THESE ARE TIMES THAT TAKE BOLD  LEADERSHIP.  THIS IS THE ISSUE.  I AM GOING TO SPEAK ON THE  APPOINTMENTS OF CHIEF DIVERSITY  OFFICER, CHIEF OPERATIONS,  ACADEMIC, ERWIN EFFECT, AND AN  ITEM THAT DID NOT HAVE BACKUP ON  IT, THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF  ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS  I.DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FINANCIAL  IMPACT IS.  IT STILL ISN'T ON THE WEBSITE.  LET'S REVIEW WHAT BOARD MEMBERS  DO BY FLORIDA STATUTE 1012.27.  THESE ARE THE DUTIES OF THE  SCHOOL BOARD.  THEY SHALL DECEMBER FOR EXAMPLE  NIGHT POSITIONS TO BE FILLED,  PRESCRIBE FOR THESE POSITIONS  AND PROVIDE THE APPOINTMENT,  COMPENSATION, PROMOTION,  SUSPENSION, AND DISMISSAL OF  EMPLOYEES AS FOLLOWS, SUBJECT TO  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER.  AND THEY SHALL REACT ON THE  WRITTEN RECOMMENDATIONS  SUBMITTED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT JEFF EAKINS.  TO BE FILLED, THE MINIMUM  QUALIFICATION PERSONNEL FOR  VARIOUS POSITIONS TO FILL SUCH  POSITIONS.  THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO  TODAY.  THE ORIGINAL JUNE 9th  ORGANIZATIONAL CHART WHICH WAS  DYNAMIC, AND WE KNOW WHEN THERE  IS CHANGE, CHANGE IS NOT  AGREEABLE BY ALL PEOPLE.  ON THAT DATE, WE HAD THE MOST  NUMBER OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN  HISPANICS, CHIEF OF STAFF, CHIEF  OF SCHOOLS, CHIEF DIVERSITY  OFFICER, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT.  THEY ALL REPORTED TO JEFF.  CONFUSION OCCURRED.  THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO GO TALK  TOO BECAUSE THEY HAD A LINE FOR  THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIFE TO  GO TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.  SO APRIL THE 12th OF THIS  YEAR IT WAS CHANGED TO THE NEW  CHART THAT THEN ALLOWED THOSE  PEOPLE, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT,  CHIEF OF SCHOOLS, TO GO TO THE  CHIEF OF STAFF.  IT WAS TOO CONFUSING.  THE SUPERINTENDENT HAD TO ISSUE  A MEMO.  HERE WE ARE TODAY, WHERE PEOPLE  ARE COMPLAINING BEHIND THE  SCENES ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO  CERTAIN PEOPLE SITTING ON THIS  DAIS, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE  FAIR.  THE FIRST QUESTION I TELL YOU IS  THAT A PERSON WANTS TO ACCEPT  WHATEVER THE SCHOOL DISTRICT  TELLS THEM, THEN THAT'S THEIR  PREROGATIVE.  I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR  OWN PERSONAL DECISION TO RESIGN,  TAKE ANOTHER POSITION, HANG  AROUND SO YOU CAN GET YOUR  RETIREMENT.  I AM NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT  THAT.  BUT I AM HERE TO SAY THAT THIS  IS DYNAMIC TAMES.  IN ORDER FOR US TO INCREASE THE  GRADUATION RATE, WE MUST TAKE  BOLD STEPS AND CHANGE THE  GROUND.  WE HAVE ALREADY HAD 606-SOME  YEARS OF FAILING SCHOOLS.  WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE AND  IT'S GOT TO BE A DYNAMIC,  HARDBALL, HARD-CALL,  BLACK-WHITE, HISPANIC, WHATEVER  CALL, CHANGE.  WE CAN NO LONGER MOVE FORWARD  WITH THE SYSTEM AND THE PEOPLE  WE HAVE.  IT JUST DOESN'T WORK.  IT HASN'T WORKED.  WILL NOT WORK.  AND I'M AN ENGINEER.  AND IF THERE'S A PROBLEM TO  SOLVE, YOU FIX IT, YOU CHANGE IT  OUT AND YOU MOVE FORWARD.  WE DO NOT NEED TORE GO  BACKWARDS.  WE DO NOT NEED TO START SECOND  GUESSING.  THERE'S ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY  IF EVERYBODY ON THIS LIST IS  APPOINTED REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY  ARE TO BE KNOCKED DOWN, TAKEN  DOWN, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO  BE WHITE, AGAIN ON THE REORANGE.  READ THE DOCUMENT.  THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO THIS  REORGANIZATION NUMBER 2.  THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONE.  WE WILL DRILL DOWN AFTER.  WE MUST HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE.  THESE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN  FLOATING AROUND.  THEY HAVE BEEN HANGING AROUND.  MAKE A DECISION.  GET SOMEBODY IN THEM.  LET'S VET THEM ON THE JOB.  LET'S SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO.  BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF IT  AND LET'S DO IT BEFORE JULY  1st.  WE HAVE GOT TO MOVE FAST.  IT'S THE SUFFERING OF THE  CHILDREN OUT THERE.  THEY ARE THE ONES NOT  GRADUATING.  THEY ARE THE ONCE THAT DON'T  HAVE OOVOO INDICATION.  NOW ALL OF THIS TALKING AND BACK  TALKING AND ALL OF THIS IS  NONSENSE.  MAKE A DECISION TODAY, BOARD  MEMBERS.  LET'S MOVE FORWARD TODAY, BOARD  MEMBERS.  THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY IN  THE FUTURE IS THAT IN THE  FUTURE, LET THE PUBLIC KNOW WHO  THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE.  DON'T HIDE THEM UNTIL THE END.  NOBODY KNOWS WHO.  NOBODY KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE  GOING.  PUT THE NAME IN THERE.  THAT'S WHAT I RECOMMEND TO JEFF  AND LET US VET IT OUT.  LET US DEAL WITH THIS UPFRONT.  LET ME TALK, YOU ALL VOTE FOR  THEM AND I CAN'T SAY NOTHING  ABOUT IT.  I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE SO I  CAN'T TALK ABOUT THEM.  SO DON'T BE -- WHEN YOU HAVE A  SECRET SOCIETY, THEN YOU HAVE  ALL THESE SECRETS, YOU HAVE A  PROBLEM.  AND AGAIN, WE GOTS THEM, OKAY? 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  ROBINSON.  BOARD MEMBERS, WE ARE GOING TO  MOVE INTO OUR ADMINISTRATIVE  APPOINTMENTS AND I WILL TURN IT  OVER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.  MR. EAKINS. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH, MS. STEWART.  AND I WILL PROVIDE A GREAT DEAL  TO QUESTIONS THEY HAD ABOUT  ELEVATE SCHOOLS.  SO AS WE GO THROUGH OUR  APPOINTMENTS TODAY AND WE GET TO  PARTICULAR SECTIONS A LOT OF THE  CONCERNS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP I  WILL MAKE SURE I BRING  CLARIFICATION TO EVERYONE ELSE  TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A  TREMENDOUS LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR  ELEVATE SCHOOLS AND ALL OF OUR  SCHOOLS IN OUR DISTRICT.  SO BOARD MEMBERS, THE  ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS  INITIALLY IN THE FIRST PHASE OF  THE MEETING TODAY BEFORE YOU ON  THE AGENDA HAVE BEEN PROPERLY  ADVERTISED, APPROPRIATE  SCREENINGS WERE HELD, AND  INTERVIEWS BEFORE SUPERINTENDENT  STAFF WERE CONDUCTED.  HUMAN  RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT  ADOPTED BY THE BOARD WAS  FOLLOWED.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  INYA ALAEGA WITH AN EFFECTIVE  DATE OF JULY 18, 2016.  MR. ALEGE BEGAN IN HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY AT KING HIGH SCHOOL IN  2003 N.2005 HE WAS APPOINTED THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR STUNT  AFFAIRS AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL  N.2007 HE WAS APPOINTED THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR  CURRICULUM AT KING HIGH SCHOOL  AND IN 2012 APPOINTED THE  PRINCIPAL AT GRECO MIDDLE SCHOOL  WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING.  STEWART STEWART I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. HARRIS.  PLEASE, CAN I HAVE THE VOTING,  PLEASE?  PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE. 

>> DO YOU WANT TOO COMMENT  BEFORE OR AFTER? 

>>Cindy Stuart: BEFORE.  THANK YOU.  IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. ALEGE, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT  ARE HERE WITH YOU TODAY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPOINT TIM PUFF, THE  PRINCIPAL COACH IN AREA 4 OF THE  PRINCIPAL PIPELINE WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 18, 2016.  MS. HUFF BEGAN HER CAREER IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER IN 1989.  FROM 89 TO 2001 EVERYONE LEWIS  AND TAMPA PALMS ELEMENTARY  SCHOOLS.  IN 2001 SHE WAS IN 2005 TO 2013  SHE HELD PRINCIPAL POTIONS AT  LOCKHART MAGNET SCHOOL AND  CHILES ELEMENT SCHOOL N.201313  APPOINTED THE PRINCIPAL OF A  ASSIGNMENT WHERE SHE IS  CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: BOARD MEMBERS, I  HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. VALDES AND  A SECOND BY MRS. HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  WITH NO DISCUSSION, PLEASE CAST  YOUR VOTES.  AND THE VOTE IS UNANIMOUS.  MS. HUFF, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  CONGRATULATIONS.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT SANDRA  ROBINSON, CURRENTLY THE  COORDINATOR OF LEADERSHIP  DEVELOPMENT TO THE SUPERVISOR OF  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 18, 2016.  MS. ROBINSON BEGAN HER CAREER IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN 1993 AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER AT WITTER  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FROM.  2003 TO  2008 SHE TAUGHT AT MANISCALCO  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND APPOINTED  RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT.  IN 2011 SHE WAS APPOINTED THE  COORDINATOR OF LEADERSHIP  DEVELOPMENT WHERE SHE IS  CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY  DISCUSSION?  SEEING NO DISCUSSION, PLEASE  CAST YOUR VOTES.  AND ONCE AGAIN IT'S UNANIMOUS.  MS. ROBINSON, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO  ARER WHO WITH YOU.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: GETTING SOME  GOOD EXERCISE OUT THEREFORE  TODAY.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  GREGORY BASHAM AT BLAKE MIDDLE  HIGH SCHOOL TO THE SUPERVISOR OF  THE PIPELINE JULY 8, 2016.  HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER AT NEWSOME  HIGH SCHOOL N.2010 HE WAS  APPOINTED THE ASSISTANT  PRINCIPAL AT PLANT HIGH SCHOOL  N.2010 HE WAS APPOINTED THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF MAGNET  CURRICULUM AT BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL  WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. SNIVELY AND A SECOND BY  MRS. VALDES.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NO DISCUSSION, PLEASE  CAST YOUR VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  AND I UNDERSTAND MR. BASHAM IS  OUT OF THE COUNTRY. 

>> WITH A TRIP WITH HIS DAUGHTER  TAKING CARE OF WHAT FATHERS NEED  TO TAKE CARE OF SO HE WILL NOT  BE HERE. 

>>Cindy Stuart: WE WILL  CONGRATULATE HIM ANYWAY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THE NEXT  APPOINTMENTS ARE PRINCIPAL  APPOINTMENTS IN OUR SCHOOLS.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  CRYSTAL BROWN, CURRENTLY THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT SULFUR  SPRINGS K-8 TO THE LAKE  MAGDALENE SCHOOL JULY 8, 20 IS.  SHE BEGAN HER CAREER IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER AT SEFFNER  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  FROM 2002 TO 2010 SHE HELD  TEACHING POSITIONS AT SEFFNER  AND LAKE MAGDALENE ELEMENTARY  SCHOOLS.  IN 2010 SHE WAS APPOINTED AT  CARROLLWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  N.2012 SHE WAS APPOINTED THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT  SULPHUR SPRINGS K-8 SCHOOL WHERE  SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>> I HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF  MAKING THIS MOTION WITH A SECOND  BY MRS. VALDES.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MS. BROWN, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>> AND I WANT TO TAKE A SECOND  JUST TO RECOGNIZE FORMER  PRINCIPALS OF LAKE MAGDALENE WHO  ARE HERE TODAY, MS. CHILL, MS.  DAVENPORT.  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT STEVE  BRYANT, CURRENTLY THE ASSISTANT  PRINCIPAL AT BARRETT TECHNICAL  COLLEGE TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL  AT ERWIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE.  MR. BRYANT BEGAN HIS TEACHING  CAREER IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN  1994 AS AN INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION  TEACHER AT BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL.  FROM 2002 TO 2004 HE HELD  POSITIONS AT SOUTH COUNTY AS  HUMAN RELATIONS SPECIALISTS.  FROM 2004 TO 2006 HE HELD  POSITIONS AT SIMMONS CAREER  CENTER AS EDUCATIONAL CAREER  SPECIALIST AND TEACHER ON  SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT.  FROM 2007 TO 2015 HE HAS SERVED  AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ERWIN  AND APARICIO.  HE WAS CURRENTLY SERVING AT  BARRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS.  VALDES AND SECOND BY MRS.  HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. BRYANT, WOULD YOU PLEASE  STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED?  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPOINT CHRISTOPHER BRYAN  MOODY FOR ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION  AT DICKINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  TO THE PRINCIPAL WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 18, 2016.  MR. MOODY BEGAN HIS CAREER IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER IN 2004.  FROM 2004 TO 2011 HE TAUGHT AT  TEMPLE TERRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  N.2011 HE WAS APPOINTED THE  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT  DICKINSON ELEMENTARY WHERE HE IS  CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND SECOND BY  MRS. HAIRS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. MOODY, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  PLAINTIFF EAKINS. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I WOULD ALSO  LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MRS.  CUNNINGHAM WHO IS ALSO HERE  TODAY.  THANK YOU, MARY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  IT'S IN GOOD HANDS.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT FRANKY  BALMER, CURRENTLY ASSISTANT  PRINCIPAL FOR ELEMENTARY  INSTRUCTION AT SHORE ELEMENTARY  MAGNET SCHOOL TO THE PRINCIPAL  OF DUNBAR MAGNET ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF  JULY 18, 2016.  MRS. BALMER BEGAN HER CAREER IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AS A  CLASSROOM TEACHER AT CLAIR MEL  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL N.2010 SHE WAS  APPOINTED THE ADMINISTRATIVE  RESOURCE TEACHER AT PALM RIVER  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FROM.  2011 TO  2013 SHE HELD THE POSITION OF  SUPERINTENDENT PRINCIPAL FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT PALM  RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  AND IN 2013 SHE WAS APPOINTED  THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT SHORE  ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL WHERE  SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS  AND A SECOND BY MRS. VALDES.  IS  THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MRS. BALMER, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU,  MRS. STUART.  THAT CONCLUDES OUR APPOINTMENTS  FOR OUR POSITIONS THAT  REQUIRE -- I AM GOING TO MOVE  FORWARD WITH KIND OF A  PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION PRIOR TO  THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE CABINET.  I FIRST WANT TO GO BACK AND  REVIEW A LITTLE BIT FOR THE  AUDIENCE AND FOLKS THAT JUST  COMING IN ON THIS PARTICULAR  MEETING THE PROCESS FOR OUR  REORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAVE  GONE THROUGH OVER THE LAST YEAR.  IF THE BOARD RECALLS, PHASE 1 AS  ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS MENTIONED  CAME IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR.  IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR, I WANT TO  REMIND THE BOARD AND THE  COMMUNITY, WE DID NOT HAVE A  FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN IN  PLACE.  OUR NEW VISION WAS JUST BEING  ROLLED OUT ACROSS THE  ORGANIZATION.  AND SO IT WAS THE FIRST PRIORITY  THAT REALLY WAS PART OF THAT  FIRST REORGANIZATION WAS TO  ENSURE THAT ALL THE RIGHT  PRIORITIES WERE BEING ADDRESSED  THAT WE HAD HEARD FROM THE  COMMUNITY, FROM THE BOARD AND  FROM OUR CONSTITUENTS.  AND SO IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT AT  THAT POINT IN TIME KNOWING THAT  WE HAD STRUGGLES IN MANY OF OUR  HIGH NEED SCHOOLS TO CREATE A  SPACE THAT WE HAD TO FOCUS ON  GETTING THAT RIGHT AND MAKING  SURE THAT OUR MOST HIGH NEEDS  SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING  FOR YEARS TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE  THE RIGHT SUPPORTS AND THOSE OF  YOU WHO KNOW MY BACKGROUND KNOW  THAT I SPENT EIGHT YEARS IN A  TITLE 1 DEPARTMENT IN FEDERAL  PROGRAMS FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS  OF OUR HIGH NEEDS SCHOOLS.  THE FACT THAT WE CAN NEVER DO  THAT PROPERLY TO SCALE, AND WE  KNEW THAT THAT WAS SOMETHING WE  HAD TO GET RIGHT FOR OUR  COMMUNITY, FOR OUR PARENTS AND  OUR STUDENTS, THAT WE HAD TO  HAVE FOCUS AROUND THAT  PARTICULAR AREA.  SO AT THAT BOARD MEETING I DID  APPOINT MR. YOUNG, THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT AT THE TIME, IN  AREA 7 TO COORDINATE THE INITIAL  LAUNCHING OF OUR ELEVATE  SCHOOLS.  REMEMBER IN THE PAST WE HAD  POTENTIALLY 50 OR 60 SCHOOLS  THAT WE WERE TRYING TO PROVIDE  SUPPORTS IN THAT PARTICULAR  AREA, AND BETWEEN THE TITLE 1  OFFICE, AND OUR CURRICULUM  INSTRUCTION OFFICE AND OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, BEING  ABLE TO DO THAT WELL TO SCALE  WAS VERY, VERY CHALLENGING.  SO IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US  TO GET THAT RIGHT IN THE FIRST  PHASE TO KNOW WHAT DOES IT LOOK  LIKE TO ADDRESS ALL THE KEY  ASPECTS WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO  MAKE TURN-AROUND IN SCHOOL.  OBVIOUSLY, MR. YOUNG'S  BACKGROUND IN MIDDLETON HIGH  SCHOOL PROVIDED A GOOD LENS FOR  HIM TO COME INTO THAT POSITION  POSITION -- PARTICULAR POSITION  AND PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP THAT  WE NEEDED AND HIS TEAM PROVIDED  THAT LEADERSHIP TO GET THAT  INITIAL PHASE OF THAT PARTICULAR  INITIATIVE OFF THE GROUND AND  GET IT RIGHT.  I MUST SAY IN THIS FIRST YEAR,  MR. YOUNG AND HIS TEAM HAVE  GOTTEN THAT RIGHT.  THEY HAVE CREATED A TEMPLATE FOR  US MOVING FORWARD.  BECAUSE IT'S NOT ABOUT JUST  SEVEN SCHOOLS.  IN OUR PRIORITY SCHOOLS.  IT IS ABOUT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS  THAT NEED THAT EXTRA ATTENTION.  AND CERTAINLY OUR PRIORITY  SCHOOLS WILL CONTINUE.  AS I KIND OF UNPACKED THE NEW  SECOND PHASE OF THE  REORGANIZATION, YOU WILL SEE NOW  HOW THOSE PRIORITY SCHOOLS WILL  CONTINUE TO GET THE EXTRA  ATTENTION THAT THEY DESERVE  THANKS TO THE LEG WORK AND  INITIATION OF MR. YOUNG AND HIS  TEAM THIS YEAR.  BUT WE WILL CONTINUE NOW THAT  THEY ARE WITH THEIR GEOGRAPHIC  AREA SCHOOLS, AND THE SUPPORTS  FROM OUR AREA SUPERINTENDENTS IN  THOSE PARTICULAR AREAS.  AND BY THE WAY, WHEN WE  INTERVIEWED FOR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS THIS TIME, PART  OF THAT LENS THAT WE WERE  LOOKING THROUGH WERE AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS THAT HAD A LENS  FOR TURN AROUND THAT REALLY HAD  A HISTORY OF WORKING WITH  SCHOOLS, AND HELPING THEM TO  OVERCOME GREAT CHALLENGES AND  BARRIERS.  SO NOT ONLY DID WE INTERVIEW FOR  AREA SUPERINTENDENTS WITH ONE OF  THOSE, THAT BEING ONE OF THE  LENSES WE LOOKED THROUGH, BUT WE  ALSO ARE STARTING THE PROCESS OF  INITIATING OUR DEPUTY DIRECTORS  AND OUR AREA OFFICE.  REMEMBER, THE GOAL OF THIS  ORGANIZATION IS BASED OFF OF  WHAT I HAVE HEARD FROM THE  COMMUNITY IN OUR SCHOOLS, AND  WHAT THE BOARD HAS HEARD, IS  THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE RESOURCES  PUSHED NOT COMING FROM THIS  BUILDING BUT PUSHED TO OUR  REGIONAL OFFICES AND TO OUR  SCHOOLS WHERE THE KIDS AND  FAMILIES RESIDE.  SO THAT IS THE CONTINUUM  MOVEMENT OF THE SECOND PHASE OF  THE REORGANIZATION.  AND AS YOU SEE, OUR APPOINTMENTS  TODAY, OUR ELEVATE SCHOOLS ARE  STILL ELEVATE SCHOOLS.  WE HAVE SEVEN ELEVATE SCHOOLS.  THOSE ELEVATE SCHOOLS WILL  ALSO -- WILL BE EXPANDING THE  NUMBERS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.  TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND DO IT  LOGISTICALLY WELL AND NOT INCUR  EXTRA EXPENSE THAT IS MORE  ADMINISTRATIVE AND LESS STUDENT  RELATED AND TEACHER AND  CLASSROOM RELATED, IT'S NOW VERY  IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THIS  TEMPLATE THAT MR. YOUNG AND HIS  TEAM HAS CREATED.  WE PLACED THE ELEVATE SCHOOLS  BACK UNDER THEIR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS WITH THE DEPUTY  DIRECTOR, AND THEN ON TOP OF  THAT, BOARD, REMEMBER, WE NOW  HAVE OUR OFFICE OF STRATEGY  MANAGEMENT THAT WE DID NOT HAVE  IN THAT FIRST PHASE OF THE  REORGANIZATION.  NOW THAT WE HAVE THE OFFICE AND  STRATEGY MANAGEMENT WITH THE  OFFICE OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT,  AND THAT'S WHAT THAT TEAM DOES,  THAT TEAM HOOKS UP WITH THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS, HOOKS UP WITH  THE DEPUTY DIRECTORS AND THE  ELEVATE SCHOOLS PRINCIPALS AND  SCHOOLS AND TAKE IT TO THE NEXT  LEVEL.  WHEN WE ARE READY TO EXPAND AND  INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS,  BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE THAT NEED  THIS EXTRA ATTENTION AND WE  NOBODY THAT.  WE NOW HAVE THE CAPACITY BUILT  IN THE ORGANIZATION TO BE ABLE  TO DO THAT AND DO THAT WELL.  AND I AM CONFIDENT WITH THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS THAT WE HAVE IN  PLACE, WITH THE DEPUTY  DIRECTORS, WITH THE TEAM IN THE  OFFICE STRATEGY MANAGEMENT, WITH  WHAT MR. YOUNG AND HIS TEAM HAVE  ESTABLISHED IN YEAR ONE, WE ARE  READY TO TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT  LEVEL AND DO IT WELL AND DO IT  IN THE LOGISTICS THAT WE  CURRENTLY HAVE SO THAT WE DON'T  BEAR UNDUE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS  FOR OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.  AND I WILL ADDRESS THAT A LITTLE  MORE AS I GO THROUGH.  AS I MENTIONED, BASED OFF THE  FACT THAT WE HAD OUR STRATEGIC  PLANS IN PLACE FOR -- SINCE  AROUND OCTOBER, THE BOARD HAS  KNOWN -- AND I HAVE BEEN  ASSESSING THE ORGANIZATION  DURING THAT TIME, SO ANALYZING  THE ORGANIZATION AS WELL AS  STAFF, THEIR SKILL SETS TO  ENSURE THAT THE BOARD'S  STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE VERY  AGGRESSIVE GOALS, I MIGHT ADD,  AR ACHIEVED.  AS THE SPEAKER HAD MENTIONED WE  CANNOT ACHIEVE AGGRESSIVE GOALS  WITH STATUS QUO.  WE CAN'T.  WE MUST BE VERY, VERY BOLD IN  THE WAY WE APPROACH THINGS.  THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO REACH 90%  GRADUATION RATE BY BY THE WAY I  HAVE TO HAVE BOTH MIND-SET  PEOPLE IN PLACE TO DO.  THAT I CAN'T HAVE FIXED MIND-SET  PEOPLE IN PLACE TO COME UP WITH  EXCUSES WHY WE CAN'T DO THAT.  I HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT  EVERYONE IS BUCKLED IN, TO  ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF A 90%  GRADUATION RATE.  AND SO STILL SET.  I WANT TOO ENSURE PEOPLE ARE  SUCCESSFUL.  THAT'S MY GOAL.  YOU KNOW MY MODE AS A  SUPERINTENDENT IS TO BE  RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFF, TO  BUILD THEIR SUPPORT LEVEL, TO  BUILD OUR RELATIONSHIP, TO BUILD  RELATIONSHIPS IN THE COMMUNITIES  AND THE SCHOOLS.  AND SO AS WE GO THROUGH THIS  PROCESS I WANT TO SET UP STAFF  FOR SUCCESS BUT I ALSO WANTS TO  MAKE SURE WHEN I SET THEM UP FOR  SUCCESS I AM SETTING UP THE  DISTRICT AND STUDENTS AT SCHOOLS  FOR SUCCESS, AND FOR US TO REACH  THE GOMES AND THE STRATEGIC  PLAN.  SO WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR, SOME  OF THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN  ANALYZING, WE HAVE BEEN  ADDRESSING CULTURE ACROSS THE  ENTIRE ORGANIZATION.  YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE 90%  GRADUATION AND EVERYONE KNOWS  THAT IN THIS ROOM.  SO YOU HAVE A STRONG FOUNDATION  OF WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS OR  CULTURE IN THE ORGANIZATION.  THAT'S PRETTY CLEAR ACROSS OUR  ORGANIZATION RIGHT NOW BUT IT  NEEDS TO BE EVEN MORE CLEAR AS  WE MOVE FORWARD.  WHAT THE EXPECTATION IS FOR  ADVOCATING FOR KIDS, TO HAVE THE  TENACITY THAT WE EACH HAVE AS  MEMBERS OF THE CABINET AND EVERY  PLACE IN THIS ORGANIZATION SO  THAT WE ENSURE NOT ONE STUDENT  FAILS.  THAT'S THE TENACITY WE HAVE TO  HAVE.  OLD IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE  LEADERSHIP, INSTRUCTION OHAL OR  NONINSTRUCTIONAL.  EVERYONE PLAYS A ROLE.  SO WE HAVE BEEN BUILDING A  STRONG FOUNDATION OF CULTURE AND  EXPECTATION SO WE DO NOT BUILD  OFF OF THAT.  THE SECOND PHASE THAT I HAVE  BEEN ANALYZING IS THE PUSH OF  RESOURCES OUT TO OUR LOCAL  REGIONS AND OUR SCHOOLS.  WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT.  THE FEEDBACK FROM OUR TOWN HALL  MEETINGS AND OTHER ASPECTS OF  THE COMMUNITY AND THE  ORGANIZATION IS MORE AUTONOMY  AND THE ABILITY TO BE  INNOVATIVE, HAS TO BE CLOSER TO  OUR STUDENTS.  IT HAS TO BE CLOSER TO OUR  SCHOOLS.  IT HAS TO BE IN OUR REGIONAL  OFFICE.  THAT MEANS RESOURCES HAVE TO BE  IN OUR SCHOOLS AND REGIONAL  OFFICES TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.  FOR US AS A DISTRICT LEVEL, THEN  I HAVE BEEN ANALYZING HOW WE SET  CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR THE ROLES  OF DISTRICT STAFF TO BE SUPPORT  THE EFFORTS OF OUR COMMUNITIES,  OUR SCHOOLS, AND OUR REGIONAL  OFFICES.  THE OTHER PART THAT I HAVE BEEN  ANALYZING IS HOW WE CREATE CLEAR  SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR OUR  TEACHERS AND FOR OUR LEADERS IN  OUR DISTRICT.  I THINK WE HAVE BEEN GOING  THROUGH MAKING SOME ADJUSTMENTS  AND SOME REVISIONS THROUGHOUT  THIS FIRST YEAR TO ENSURE THAT  AS WE SET UP 2016-17 FOR OUR  TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM THAT  THERE'S NOT ONE DAY THAT A  TEACHER GOES THAT WE DON'T HAVE  A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO SUPPORT  THEIR NEEDS.  THE SAME WAY WITH OUR LEADERS IN  OUR SCHOOLS.  THEY ARE KEY.  THEY ARE INTEGRAL TO THE PLAN OF  THIS BOARD, AND THE GOALS OF  THIS BOARD.  AND SO FOR OUR REGIONAL AREA  SUMMITS TO HAVE THE RESOURCES,  TO HAVE THE ABILITIES, TO HAVE  DECISION MAKING, AUTONOMY IN  THOSE REGIONS, IT'S CRITICAL AS  WE MOVE FORWARD TO HAVE THE  RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE TO KNOW  WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND KNOW  HOW TO ACCESS DISTRICT RESOURCES  APPROPRIATELY, TO BE ABLE TO  ENSURE THAT THOSE GREAT  INNOVATIONS AND IDEAS AT OUR  SCHOOL LEVELS WITH OUR AMAZING  TEACHERS AND LEADERS ACTUALLY  COMES TO FRUITION.  YOU HEARD THAT BEFORE BUT I NEED  TO REITERATE THAT.  THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT ADULTS.  ADULTS ARE WHAT WE ARE POINTING  TODAY.  THIS IS ABOUT 212,000 STUDENTS.  THIS IS ABOUT 212,000 STUDENTS  AND THEIR NEEDS, THAT I HAVE  HEARD OVER AND OVER AND OVER  FROM THIS COMMUNITY, OVER AND  OVER AND OVER FROM THIS DISTRICT  AND FROM OUR STAFF.  WE HAVE NEEDS OF STUDENTS IN OUR  COMMUNITY.  AND THOSE NEEDS ARE GREAT.  AND THAT'S WHAT THIS ENTIRE YEAR  HAS BEEN ABOUT FOR ME.  I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE COME IN ON  JULY 1 OF 2015 AND KNOWN ALL OF  THIS.  YOU DON'T KNOW ALL THIS UNTIL  YOU LISTEN.  UNTIL YOU LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE  WHO ARE GOING THROUGH IT EVERY  SINGLE DAY.  AND SO THIS IS NOT A JUNE  28th DECISION.  THIS IS A JUNE 28th DECISION  THAT'S BEEN BUILT OFF OF 12  MONTHS OF LISTENING AND GOING  THROUGH THE PROCESS OF  READJUSTING THE ORGANIZATION TO  FIT THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS.  AND THOSE ARE OUR STUDENTS.  I DO WANT TO, AS WE ENTER INTO  PHASE 2, I DO WANT TO EXPRESS A  TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GRATITUDE  AND APPRECIATION FOR MY STAFF.  FOR THEM IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY.  THIS HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY  PROCESS FOR THEM.  BUT UNBELIEVABLE PROFESSIONALISM  OF THEM, I CAN'T REALLY TALK TOO  MUCH ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW  HOW I FOAL ABOUT THEM.  SO WE'LL JUST KEEP IT THERE.  [ APPLAUSE ]  FOR MY TEAM -- AND IT'S A TEAM.  IT'S NOT ABOUT TITLES.  THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT TITLES.  THEY CARE ABOUT KIDS.  AND SO FOR EVERYONE THAT'S OUT  THERE THAT CARES ABOUT TITLES,  IT'S NOT PART OF THIS TEAM.  AND SO WE HAVE TO ALL KIND OF  GET PAST THAT AND KNOW IT'S  WHERE WE ARE IN THE SEATS BASED  OFF OUR EXPERTISE AND OUR SKILL  SETS THAT'S GOING TO HELP US A  CHIEF OUR GOALS FOR OUR  ORGANIZATION.  FLOOR I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO  OUR STAFF, AND THAT HAVE GONE  THROUGH THIS PROCESS.  I KNOW IT HASN'T AS I SAID BEEN  EASY, BUT IT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT  FOR US TO DO.  IT'S BEEN IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO  TO VALIDATE PEOPLE.  IT'S ALSO BEEN IMPORTANT FOR US  TO DO TO MATCH THEIR SKILL SETS  TO THEIR SUCCESS AND ULTIMATE  LIMIT OUR STUDENTS' SUCCESS.  I'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT THE  PROCESS THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH.  SO WE HAVE CONDUCTED FOR OUR  POSITIONS NATIONAL AND LOCAL  SEARCHES FOR MANY OF OUR  POSITIONS.  SO WITH THAT COMES EXTENSIVE  INTERVIEW PROCESSES.  I WANT TO THANK OUR TEAMS WHO  SERVED ON THOSE PARTICULAR  COMMITTEES THAT ULTIMATELY GAVE  ME RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONSIDER.  I WANT TO THANK OUR CHIEF OF  STAFF AND OUR DEPUTIES AND OUR  CHIEF LEGISLATIVE OFFICER AND  OUR CHIEF OF SCHOOLS, AND OUR  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT,  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE TIME,  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR  THEIR EFFORTS IN GOING THROUGH  EXTENSIVE INTERVIEW PROCESSES TO  ARRIVE AT THE DECISIONS THAT WE  HAVE COME BEFORE YOU TODAY.  WHEN I SAY RIGOR, I MEAN RIGOR.  IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS THAT ARE ABOUT  TO BE APPOINTED, THEY WILL TALK  TO YOU EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE  RIGOR.  AND THE REASON WHY THE RIGOR WAS  SO IMPORTANT FOR OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS IS BECAUSE AS I  SAID, THAT IS THE KEY TO THIS  PLAN.  I WILL TELL YOU, THE KEY TO  ACHIEVING THE GOALS OF THE 09%  GRADUATION RATE IS HAVING THE  RIGHT AREA SUPERINTENDENTS  WORKING WITH THE RIGHT  PRINCIPALS WHO ARE OVERSEEING  THEIR REGIONS AND THEIR  COMMUNITIES, TO ENSURE THAT  INNOVATION IS ACHIEVED AND  EXCELLENCE IS ACHIEVED.  AND SO RIGOR HAD TO BE PART OF A  SUPERINTENDENT PROCESS AS IT WAS  FOR ALL OF OUR OTHERS.  BUT THE OTHER ISSUE, IF YOU CAN  RECALL BACK IN, I BELIEVE IT  WAS, MARCH, MAYBE EARLY APRIL,  COMING TO THE BOARD MEETING, WAS  A NEW SET OF EXPECTATION FOR  AREA SUPERINTENDENTS.  THIS BOARD TALKED ABOUT IT AT  THAT PARTICULAR MEETING.  IT WAS NOT THE SAME JOB  DESCRIPTION THAT OUR AREA  LEADERSHIP DIRECTORS HAD BEEN IN  FOR MANY YEARS, OUR FORMER AREA  DIRECTORS.  THIS IS ABOUT TAKING  IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BEING  THE REGIONAL CEO AND WHAT THAT  LOOKED LIKE AND THE EXPECTATION  FOR PUSHING LEADERSHIP PRACTICE  AND ULTIMATELY INSTRUCTIONAL  PRACTICE AT SCHOOLS.  THAT TAKES A SKILL SET LIKE NONE  OTHER, AND THEREFORE OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE TO BE ALL  OF THAT AND MORE WITHIN THEIR  AREAS.  SO OUR AREA SUPERINTENDENTS WENT  THROUGH A FIVE-PHASE INTERVIEW  PROCESS, SOME INITIAL INTERVIEW  PROCESSES WITH OUR LOCAL TEAMS.  THEY HAD TO DO WALK-THROUGHS AT  SCHOOLS.  THEY HAD TO CONDUCT FEEDBACK  SESSIONS WITH PRINCIPALS AND  LEADERS THAT THEY DIDN'T EVEN  KNOW OUT IN SCHOOLS WHICH WAS  ALSO VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, I'M  SURE.  THEY HAD TO PRESENT -- THEY HAD  TO DO PRESENTATIONS IN FRONT OF  LEADERS.  AND DO THEM AT A HIGH LEVEL SO  IT LOOKS LIKE LEADERS IN THE  ROOM NOT ONLY UNDERSTOOD THEIR  PRESENTATIONS BUT THEY WERE WELL  RESPECTED IN THEIR PRESENTATION.  FOR SOMETIMES AS AREA  SUPERINTENDENT, YOU ONLY GET ONE  CHANCE TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION OUT  IN YOUR COMMUNITY, AT YOUR  CHAMBERS, IN YOUR LOCAL SCHOOLS.  SO THAT ONE CHANCE HAS TO BE A  HOME RUN.  SO ONE OF THE THINGS THANK WE  LOOKED THROUGH THE LENS OF OUR  AREA SUPERINTENDENTS IS DO THEY  HAVE THAT SKILL SET TO BE ABLE  TO DELIVER ON THAT?  AND I TELL YOU WHAT, WE HAD AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS HERE TODAY THAT  I AM GOING TO BE APPOINTING THAT  ABSOLUTELY REACHED THAT.  OUR GOAL HERE IS TO ALIGN THE  NEEDS OF THE ORGANIZATION WITH  THE SKILL SETS OF INDIVIDUALS,  AND ULTIMATELY THE EXPECTATIONS  OF THE ROLES THAT OUR SCHOOLS  AND FINALLY, OUR STUDENTS, OUR  PRECIOUS, MOST PRECIOUS ASSET,  ARE ULTIMATELY SERVED AND ARE  SUCCESSFUL.  AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO  ENTER INTO THE APPOINTMENTS OF  THE NEW CABINET.  IF I CAN FIND MY NOTES.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  ELIZABETH AGRESKA OF THE DIOCESE  OF ST. PETERSBURG TO THE CHIEF  ACADEMIC OFFICER WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 6th,  2016.  SHE BEGAN HER CAREER IN  EDUCATION IN 1986.  FROM 1986 TO 2002 SHE HELD  TEACHING POSITIONS AT CYPRESS  WOODS, WOODLAWN AND CROSS BAYOU  IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  PINELLAS COUNTY.  SHE SERVED ON THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVISORY  COMMITTEE FOR DISTRICT POLICIES  AND RECEIVED THE OUTSTANDING  EDUCATOR AWARD.  SHE WAS ONE OF THE TOP TEN  FINALISTS FOR TEACHER OF THE  YEAR FOR THE PINELLAS COUNTY  SCHOOLS WHILE SERVING AS A LEAD  TEACHER IN PINELLAS COUNTY, HER  CLASSROOM WAS USED FOR  OBSERVATIONS.  SHE TAUGHT IN MAINSTREAM  CLASSROOMS, SERVING DOWN'S  SYNDROME, BLIND, VISUALLY  IMPAIRED, DEAF AND HEARING  IMPAIRED, AND SEVERE SLD  STUDENTS.  IN 2002 SHE WAS APPOINTED  PRINCIPAL AT ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC  SCHOOLS IN ST. PETERSBURG.  FROM 2012 TO PRESENT SHE HAS  SERVED AS ASSOCIATE  SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE DIOCESE  OF ST. PETERSBURG.  IN HER CURRENT ROLE AT ASSOCIATE  SUPERINTENDENT SHE HAS OVERSEEN  THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULUM  AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS, CREATED  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR  TEACHERS, INSTRUCTIONAL  PRACTICES, ASSESSMENTS,  FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS, UNIT  PLANNING, EXECUTED A FIVE YEAR  PLAN FOR STANDARDS-BASED  GRADING, MANAGED THE  ACCREDITATION PROCESS FOR  ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS, FOR  FLORIDA CLINICAL EDUCATION  TRAINING, AND WAS THE INSTRUCTOR  FOR ALL MANDATED NEW HIGHER  TRAINING FOR ETHICS, FOR  PROFESSIONAL AND IMPLEMENTATION  OF FLORIDA CORE STANDARDS.  IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO RECOMMEND  MISS ELIZABETH AGRESA. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. HARRIS AND SECOND BY  MRS. SNIVELY.  IS THERE ANY  DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND THE MOTION PASSES  UNANIMOUSLY.  MS. AGRESTA, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO  ARE WITH YOU TODAY.  AND NEW FRIENDS.  WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: A COUPLE  THINGS BEFORE THE NEXT  APPOINTMENT.  I DO WANT ALL OF OUR CABINET  MEMBERS THAT HAVE BEEN APPOINTED  TO KIND OF STAY AFTER BECAUSE I  KNOW THE BOARD WOULD WANT TO  MEET SOME OF OUR CABINET MEMBERS  THAT ARE HERE TODAY.  IF YOU COULD PLEASE AFTER THE  END OF THE SESSION, PLEASE HANG  AROUND.  I KNOW THE BOARD AND OTHERS IN  THE ROOM WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE  THEMSELVES AND GET TO KNOW YOU  VERY, VERY WELL.  SOME OF MY COMMENTS APPOINTMENTS  I WON'T HAVE AS EXTENSIVE OF A  BUY OWE.  THE NEXT APPOINTMENT, IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  AND PRIVILEGE TO REAPPOINT MRS.  GRETCHEN SAUNDERS TAKES CHIEF  BUSINESS OFFICER EFFECTIVE JULY  1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. HARRIS AND A SECOND BY  MRS. KURDELL.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MS. SAUNDERS, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION -- AND BEFORE I  DO THIS, THIS IS THE NEXT  RECOMMENDING IS GOING TO BE OUR  NEW CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER BUT  I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE DR.  BRINSON WHO IS HERE TODAY FOR  HIS 40 YEARS OF SERVICE AND HIS  SERVICE IN OUR CHIEF DIVERSITY  POSITION.  THANK YOU.  [ APPLAUSE ]  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  MINERVA SPOREO, IN OHIO, TO THE  CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICERS WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF AUGUST  1st, 2016.  SHE BEGAN HER CAREER IN  EDUCATION IN 1992 AS A CLASSROOM  TEACHER AT STEUBENVILLE CITY  SCHOOLS GRADES IT-12.  IN 1997 SHE WAS APPOINTED THE  PRINCIPAL AT STEUBENVILLE  SPECIALTY SCHOOLS, PRE-K THROUGH  6.  FROM 2008 TO 2012 SHE WAS THE  DIRECTOR FOR CANTON CITY SCHOOLS  ADULT EDUCATION, LPN, CAREER AND  TECHNICAL EDUCATION, GED, ADULT  EVENING SCHOOLS, WHILE ALSO  SERVING A THE PRINCIPAL AT  CANTON CITY SCHOOLS, GRADES K-12  WHERE SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING.  IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO APPOINT  MS. MINERA SPANO. 

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS.  VALDES AND SECOND BY MRS.  HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY  DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MRS. SPANOMORRO, IF YOU WOULD  STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO  ARE HERE TODAY.  AND YOUR NEW FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THE NEXT FEW  APPOINTMENTS I HAVE WILL BE ON  THE BRIEF SIDE.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO REAPPOINT MR.  CHRIS FARKAS AS THE CHIEF  OPERATIONS OFFICER EFFECTIVE  JULY 1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. KURDELL.  IS THERE ANY  DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES, BOARD MEMBERS.  IT IS UNANIMOUS.  CONGRATULATIONS, MR. FARKAS.  PLEASE STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO  MAY BE HERE.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO TRANSFER MRS. LISI YOST IN  AREA 2 SUPERINTENDENT AND  APPOINT HER TO THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT OF AREA 1 WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 1, 2016. 

>> BOARD MEMBERS, I HAVE A  MOTION BY MRS. KURDELL AND A  SECOND BY MRS. HARRIS, AFTER  SOME FAST FINGERS DOWN THERE.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, BOARD MEMBERS,  PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.  MS. KURDELL.  AND IT'S UNANIMOUS.  MRS. YOST, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO  ARE HERE.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO TRANSFER MR. MARCOS MORILLA  IN AREA 8 AND APPOINT HIM AS THE  AREA SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 2  WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY  1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. HARRIS, A SECOND BY MRS.  VALDES.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTE.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. MURILLO, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>> WELCOME HOME.  (LAUGHTER) 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THE NEXT THREE  APPOINTMENTS THAT I AM MAKING  WILL BE FOR NEW AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS, BUT ALSO BEFORE  I DO THAT, I WANT TO MAKE YOU  AWARE OF THE PURPOSE FOR THE  APPOINTMENTS IN THE AREAS 3, 4  AND 5.  IT IS DUE TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF  THE RETIREMENTS OF THREE OF OUR  AREA SUPERINTENDENTS IN THOSE  AREAS.  AND WHEN I DO EACH ONE OF THESE  I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THEM.  IN AREA 3, AND SHE WILL STILL BE  HERE OF COURSE THIS YEAR,  AMAZING LADY, MRS. BRENDA GRASSO  ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT AT THE  END OF 2016-17 SO I WANT TO  FIRST OF ALL HONOR HER, BECAUSE  SHE HAS BEEN AN AMAZING LEADER.  [ APPLAUSE ]  SO SHE WILL BE AROUND.  SHE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE.  BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I  RECOGNIZED AS WE HONOR THOSE WHO  DO GREAT WORK FOR OUR DIRECT BUT  ALSO KNOW IN A TIME OF  TRANSITION THIS IS VERY  IMPORTANT FOR THE NEW AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS IN THESE AREAS  TO LEARN THEIR COMMUNITIES, TO  UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THE  DYNAMICS OF OUR COMMUNITIES, TO  ULTIMATELY BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS  POSSIBLE IN THAT INITIAL YEAR.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT DR.  ANNA BROWN, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF  INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY  OFFICER TO THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT OF THE AREA 3  WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY  1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. SNIVELY, A SECOND BY  MRS. KURDELL.  IS THERE ANY  DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT'S UNANIMOUS.  DR. BROWN, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: PRIOR TO THE  NEXT APPOINTMENT, I WOULD LIKE  TO HONOR MR. HENRY WASHINGTON,  OUR CURRENT AREA SUPERINTENDENT  OF AREA 4, WHO ALSO ANNOUNCED  HIS RETIREMENT BUT HE WILL BE  STICKING AROUND FOR A LITTLE  WHILE AS WELL, AND OBVIOUSLY  SERVED OUR DISTRICT FOR MANY  YEARS, DONE AN AMAZING JOB IN  THE COMMUNITY, MAN OF FAITH.  AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK  YOU, HENRY, FOR ALL YOUR YEARS  OF SERVICE.  [ APPLAUSE ]  [ APPLAUSE ]  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT THE  CURRENTLY THE CHIEF OF SCHOOLS  IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 4 WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 18, TO  16.  MR. UNDER DO BEGAN HIS CAREER IN  EDUCATION AS A CLASSROOM  TEACHER.  FROM 193936 TO HAVE 1997 HE  TAUGHT IN FRANKLIN AND WAIT  COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NORTH  CAROLINA AND SAINT MARY'S PUBLIC  SCHOOLS IN MARYLAND.  FROM IS IT 97 TO 1999 HE SERVED  AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT  JOHNSTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS,  CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL AND WAKE  COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  GIFTED AND TALENT AND MIDDLE  SCHOOL.  FROM 1999 TO 2011 HE SERVED AS  PRINCIPAL IN NORTH CAROLINA  PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAKE  COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND VANCE  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  IN ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HE  HELPED THE -- HELD PRINCIPAL  POSITIONS AT J.BROWN ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL AND SERVED AS INTERIM  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  FROM 2013 TO THE PRESENT HE HAS  HELD THE ADMINISTRATIVE  POSITIONS WITH CHICAGO PUBLIC  SCHOOLS AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF  SCHOOLS IN NETWORK 3, AUSTIN,  BELMONT, AND INC. WILLWOOD  NETWORK.  HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS CHIEF  OF SCHOOLS IN BEVERLY, MOUNT  GREENWOOD, GARFIELD AND  BRIDGEWAY.  IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO APPOINT  HIM TO THE AREA SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. UNDER DO, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  AND NEW FAMILY.  [ APPLAUSE ]  WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: PRIOR TO MY  NEXT APPOINTMENT IT IS MY  PRIVILEGE TO RECOGNIZE MISS  SHERRI SYKES, THE CURRENT AREA  SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 5, AND MY  FORMER AREA SUPERINTENDENT WHEN  I WAS A PRINCIPAL WHO ANNOUNCED  HER RETIREMENT EARLIER THIS  YEAR, AND SO MS. SYKES, I AM NOT  GOING TO SAY TOO MUCH BECAUSE I  WILL PROBABLY GET EMOTIONAL  AGAIN.  BUT JUST AN AMAZING SPIRIT IN  THIS DISTRICT.  JUST AMAZING SPIRIT.  SO POSITIVE AND THE WAY YOU HAVE  HANDLED EVERYTHING.  AND YOU ARE AN AMAZING FOOD  BAKER AND MAKER AND DELIVERER,  TOO. 

>> DON'T FORGET THE COOKIES.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPOINT DR. MICHELLE  FITZGERALD, CURRENTLY THE  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR  LEARNING AND TEACHING, COMMUNITY  SCHOOL DISTRICT 205 IN ELM  HURTS, ILLINOIS TO THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT OF AREA 5 WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 11, 2016.  DR. FITZGERALD BEGAN HER CAREER  IN EDUCATION IN 1993.  FROM 93 TO 99 SHE HELD POSITION  WAS THE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL  DISTRICT 300 IN CARBON DALE,  ILLINOIS, AND WESTFIELD  COMMUNITY SCHOOL, AND SERVED AS  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL INTERN AT  ELGON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  SHE HELD THE POSITION FOLLOWING  POSITIONS IN THE SHAUNBERG  SCHOOL DISTRICT 54 IN SHAUNBERG,  ILLINOIS.  ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT JANEA  ADAMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AT  PARROTTAL ROBERT FROST SCHOOL.  SHE SERVED IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT  FOR THE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL  DISTRICT 158 IN ELGONT,  ILLINOIS.  SHE WORKED FOR FRANK FORWARD,  BRIDGE VIEW, FOR FRANKFURT  SCHOOL DISTRICT 157 C, ACSA  SCHOOL, BRIDGE VIEW, FROM 2007  TO 2014 SHE WAS THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL  SUPPORT FOR THE JUNIOR UNIT  SCHOOL DISTRICT 303 IN SAINT  CHARLES, ILLINOIS, AND SHE HAS  HELD THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT  SUPERINTENDENT FOR LEARNING AND  TEACHING AT SCHOOL DISTRICT 205  IN ELM HURTS, ILLINOIS.  IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO RECOMMEND  DR. FITZGERALD TO THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 5. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BILL MRS. HARRIS.  SECOND BY MRS. VALDES.  IS THERE  ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  DR. FITZGERALD, PLEASE STAND TO  BE RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  NEW FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ]  WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: MY NEXT  RECOMMENDATION, AS YOU RECALL,  MR. JACKSON -- HE JUST RETIRED  OVER THIS PAST YEAR FOR AREA 6.  SOAP IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO TRANSFER  SHARON MORRIS, CURRENTLY THE  AREA SUPERINTENDENT OF AREA 7  AND APPOINT HER AS THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 6 WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. SNIVELY.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MRS. MORRIS, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THE NEXT  RECOMMENDATION, IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPOINT MR. OWEN YOUNG,  CURRENTLY THE AREA  SUPERINTENDENT OF ELEVATE  SCHOOLS, TO APPOINT HIM AS THE  AREA SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA 7  WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY  1, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I HAVE A MOTION  BY MRS. VALDES AND A SECOND BY  MRS. KURDELL.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MR. YOUNG, PLEASE STAND TO BE  RECOGNIZED.  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT IS THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPOINT SHAYLEE McCRAIG FOR  THE STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM TO  THE AREA SUPERINTENDENT IN AREA  8 WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY  1, 2016.  MRS. McCRAY BEGAN HER CAREER  IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS IN 1998.  TO 2001 SHE TAUGHT BUSINESS AT  FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ANT PLANT  HIGH SCHOOL N.2002 SHE WAS  APPOINTED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT  MARTINEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL.  FROM 2006 TO 2011 SHE SERVED AS  THE PRINCIPAL AT MARSHALL AND  MARTINEZ MIDDLE SCHOOLS N.2011  SHE WAS APPOINTED THE PRINCIPAL  ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT FOR  ADMINISTRATION AND IN 2014  APPOINTED THE ADMINISTRATOR ON  SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT FOR THE  STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM WHERE  SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: BOARD MEMBERS, I  HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HAIRS AND  A SECOND BY MRS. VALDES.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MRS. McCRAY, PLEASE STAND TO  BE RECOGNIZED.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  [ APPLAUSE ]  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU.  I BELIEVE THAT CONCLUDE MY  APPOINTMENTS.  LET ME MAKE SURE I AM NOT  MISSING ANYONE OUT THERE.  HOWEVER, I DO WANT TO TALK NEXT  STEPS BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR  THIS BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY TO  KIND NOVEMBER NEXT CITIZENS.  OBVIOUSLY, AS ONE OF OUR  SPEAKERS ALREADY MENTIONED THERE  IS GOING TO BE A THIRD AND FINAL  PHASE.  THE SECOND PHASE WAS TO ENSURE  THAT WE HAD ALL OF OUR CURRENT  STAFF IN PLACE MOVING FORWARD.  THE LAST PHASE IS REALLY TO DO A  LAST ANALYSIS OF ALL OF OUR  DEPARTMENTS WITHIN OUR  DIVISIONS, TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF  OUR DEPARTMENTS ARE RESTING IN  THE RIGHT PLACES THAT MAKE SENSE  COMPARED TO WHAT OUR CURRENT  ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE.  SO THAT IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE  ISSUES THAT WE WILL BE  MONITORING AND WORKING THROUGH  OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.  SO YOU WILL COME BACK TOO YOU AT  A CERTAIN POINT, YOU WILL HAVE  THAT FINAL REORG THAT KIND OF  PLACES ALL THE DEPARTMENTS BASED  OFF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND HAVE  THEM REST IN THE APPROPRIATE  PLACE ON THE REORG.  I DO WANT TO ALSO MAKE MENTION  THAT -- AND IT WAS MENTIONED IN  ONE OF THE SPEAKERS -- I HAVE  ASKED DR. SYKES TO INITIATE A  NEW POSITION ON MY CABINET,  WHICH WILL TAKE HIS YEARS OF  EXPERIENCE AND APPLY THEM TOWARD  GUIDING, COORDINATING OUR  OUTREACH EFFORTS, OUR  PARTNERSHIPS AND OUR SCHOOL AND  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.  THIS POSITION WILL OFFICIALLY BE  APPOINTED ON JULY 19th AT  OUR 2016 BOARD MEETING.  DR. SYKES HAS A TREMENDOUS  AMOUNT OF SKILLS AND EXPERTISE  IN THIS AREA AND IS PERFECTLY  SUITED TO THIS TYPE OF WORK THAT  SUPPORTS OUR STRATEGIC  PRIORITIES.  IF YOU CAN RECALL, BOARD  MEMBERS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT  I MENTIONED IN MY VERY INITIAL  MEETING WITH ALL THE LEADERS  ACROSS THE DISTRICT IS HOW WE  CREATE OUR SCHOOLS TO BE THE  HUNDREDS -- HUSBAND OF OUR  COMMUNITIES -- HUBS OF OUR  COMMUNITIES.  WE HAVE TO HAVE STRONGER  COMMUNITY OUTREACH, MORE  PRESENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES,  MORE UNDERSTANDING OF THE  NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES.  WE HAVE TO HAVE THE EFFORTS OF  OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT,  COMMUNITY OUTREACH, PARENT  ENGAGEMENT, ALL COORDINATED IN A  LEVEL OF EXPERTISE.  ALL THOSE VARIOUS PIECES ARE  RESTING IN VARIOUS PLACES IN OUR  ORGANIZATION.  I FEEL THAT THE COMMUNITIES FEEL  SOMEWHAT FRAGMENTED IN THE WAY  WE ARE SUPPORTING OUR  COMMUNITIES.  IT WAS AS PART OF THE THIRD  PHASE OF THE REORGANIZATION,  THAT'S INTEGRAL IN HOW WE BRING  EVERYTHING NOW TO COMPLETION TO  ENSURE THAT OUR SCHOOLS, OUR  REGIONS, AND OUR COMMUNITIES ALL  HAVE THE RIGHT TOUCH WITH THE  RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE TO PROVIDE  THAT EXPERTISE.  THERE'S NO ONE BETTER THAT I  KNOW THAN DR. SYKES WITH HIS  LEVEL OF EXPERTISE AS A HIGHLY  EFFECTIVE PRINCIPAL IN OUR  COMMUNITY, AREA SUPERINTENDENT,  HIS LENS AS THE CHIEF OF  SCHOOLS, NOW KNOWING ALL THE  COMMUNITIES IN OUR AREA THAT HE  GO INTO THAT POSITION AND SERVE  OUR DISTRICT MOVING FORWARD,  EXACTLY CREATING THE IN OUR  COMMUNITIES THAT WE KNOW OUR  COMMUNITIES DESERVE.  SO I WANT TO EXPRESS MY  APPRECIATION TO DR. SYKES FOR  TAKING ON THAT NEW CHALLENGE  BECAUSE IT WILL BE -- IT IS A  HUGE CHALLENGE THAT WE ARE STILL  WRESTLING WITH ACROSS ALL OF OUR  COMMUNITIES, AND I KNOW WITH HIS  EXPERTISE AND THE DEPARTMENTS  WITHIN OUR DISTRICT THAT WE  CONSOLIDATE IN ORDER BEHIND THAT  EFFORT, IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.  SO THAT CONCLUDES MY  APPOINTMENTS.  AND I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO  THE VICE CHAIR. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MR. SUPERINTENDENT, WE HAVE A  NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATIVE  APPOINTMENTS AND TRANSFERS IN C. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I WOULD LIKE  TO HIGHLIGHT THE INITIAL  ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.  THIS IS  THEIR FIRST GO AROUND AS  ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.  TALK ABOUT RIGOROUS.  OUR AREA SUPERINTENDENTS, OUR  CHIEF INTERVIEW PROCESS WAS  RIGOROUS.  HOWEVER, OUR PIPELINE PROCESS IS  QUITE RIGOROUS FOR OUR EVENTUAL  LEADERS AS WELL.  SO I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME  OF OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS THAT  ARE RECEIVING THEIR APPOINTMENTS  FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.  MR. LEWIS SUAREZ, CURRENTLY THE  TEACHER AT COHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL  TO STUDENT AFFAIRS.  JACQUELINE SAVINO FOR STUDENT  AFFAIRS AT WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL.  Z HARRIS, AT APOLLO-BEACH  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FOR  ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION AT BT  WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  AND JENNIFER PENNY, WHO IS OUR  READING COACH AT WITTER  ELEMENTARY TO BE THE ASSISTANT  PRINCIPAL FOR ELEMENTARY  INSTRUCTION AT WITTER ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL AS WELL.  I DO ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT  WE ARE POINTING OUR NEW SUPPLIER  DIVERSITY OFFICER TODAY, MR.  ERIC GRAHAM, CURRENTLY THE  DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ELEMENTARY  AND COMMERCIAL INTERIOR  SOLUTIONS TO THE OFFICE OF  SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, AND THAT  WILL BE EFFECTIVE JULY 18, 2016. 

>>Cindy Stuart: IF I CAN HAVE A  MOTION AND APPROVE C 204-A SINCE  IT'S NOT PART OF OUR CONSENT  AGENDA LIKE IT NORMALLY S.I HAVE  A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS, A  SECOND BY MRS. VALDES.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE CAST YOUR  VOTES.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE  APPOINTEES ON 4.02-A.  BOARD MEMBERS THAT CONCLUDES THE  AGENDA PORTION OF OUR MEETING.  THERE IS ONE INFORMATION ITEM  WHICH IS 10.01-A THAT WAS LISTED  IN YOUR BACTERIA.  , AND I WILL CALL NOW FOR BOARD  COMMENTS IF THERE ARE ANY.  MS. KURDELL. 

>>Carol Kurdell: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH.  INTERESTING TIMES WE LIVE IN.  IT'S A CHINESE PROVERB.  BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR IN  INTERESTING TIMES.  YOU HAVE TO BE PRETTY SPECIFIC.  I WANT TO SPEAK TO MR. EDWARDS  AND MR. ROBINSON FOR A MOMENT.  AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, MY TENURE  ON THIS BOARD IS LIMITED, LIKE  FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS ROUGHLY.  I WANT TO SAY TO YOU, MR.  ROBINSON, WE ARE NOT A FAILING  SCHOOL DISTRICT AND NEVER HAVE  BEEN.  ARE WE PERFECT?  NOT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE  IMAGINATION.  THE GRADUATION RATE IS 76% AND I  THINK A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THAT.  WE WANT TO PUSH IT TO 90%.  WE WANT EVERY CHILD TO BE -- TO  HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN  SCHOOL AND GRADUATE.  I HAVE HAD A LIFETIME OF WORKING  WITH THE COMMUNITIES.  AND I STARTED OUT AT JUST  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  SO DON'T THINK FOR ONE MINUTE  THAT ANY OF THE ELEVATE SCHOOLS  OR ANY SCHOOL WHERE THE CHILDREN  ARE THE NEEDIEST WILL BE OFF MY  RADAR EITHER NOW OR AFTER I'M  OFF THE BOARD.  I STARTED OUT AS A COMMUNITY  PERSON.  I CONTINUE TO BE.  AND I ALWAYS WILL BE.  MR. EDWARDS AND I HAVE WATCHED  THIS SYSTEM SWING BACK AND  FORTH, SINCE CROCKETT, AND  INTERACTED WITH ALL OF THEM, AND  THE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THIS  DISTRICT.  OUR HEART HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS  WILL BE WITH THE CHILDREN OF  THIS COMMUNITY, ALL OF THEM.  AND FOR NEW PEOPLE COMING ON  BOARD AND LEAVING POSITIONS,  PLAINTIFF EAKINS IS RIGHT.  THIS IS WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY.  IT'S ABOUT THE CHILDREN.  IT'S NOT ABOUT ANY OF US UP  HERE.  OR ANY OF THE ADMINISTRATORS  OTHER THAN WE HAVE A COMMITMENT  TO DO THE VERY BEST WE CAN FOR  EACH AND EVERY CHILD.  AND I DON'T WANT ANY OF YOU TO  FORGET THAT.  TODAY IS EXTREMELY HARD FOR MY  PERSONALLY.  BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND  THAT AS BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE A  RESPONSIBILITY, LEGALLY, TO  SUPPORT THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATIONS.  HE ACTUALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO  BRING THEM TO US FOR APPROVAL.  THAT IS HIS PREROGATIVE, HIS  DECISION.  UNLESS WE HAVE CAUSE, OR MORAL  PERP ATTITUDE OR SOMETHING LIKE  THAT, WE CAN'T SAY ANYTHING, NOR  SHOULD WE.  YOU HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS IN  PRIVATE.  AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT MR.  EAKINS AND I HAVE HAD MANY A  CONVERSATION IN PRIVATE ABOUT  HOW I THINK IT SHOULD BE, ABOUT  HOW HE THINKS IT SHOULD BE, AND  COME TO SOME KIND OF CONCLUSION.  AND WE HAVE DONE THAT TODAY.  I WANT TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO  HAVE ACCEPTED CHANGE, WHO HAVE  BEEN GRACEFUL AND WONDERFUL, AND  THEY ARE GOING TO SHINE NO  MATTER WHERE THEY ARE BECAUSE  THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WHERE  THEY ARE NOW.  AND I AM SO PROUD TO KNOW THEM,  TO HAVE WORKED WITH THEM, AND  WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM  AS LONG AS I POSSIBLY CAN.  WE HAVE WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THIS  DISTRICT WHO ARE COMMITTED,  EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL, AND  IT SHOWS TODAY.  I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME IN  THIS SYSTEM, AND MY CONTINUOUSLY  TIME IN THIS SYSTEM, BECAUSE I  DON'T GO AWAY.  SO I WANT TOO THANK EACH AND  EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR WHAT YOU  HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS.  MR. EAKINS JOB ASK NOT EASY.  BECOMING A NEW SUPERINTENDENT IS  PROBABLY OJT.  THERE'S NOTHING TO PREPARE YOU  TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT.  YOU THINK THERE IS.  IT'S LIKE THINKING YOU CAN BE A  BOARD MEMBER.  I DID THIS WORK TEN YEARS AS A  VOLUNTEER BEFORE I EVER SERVED  ON THIS BOARD.  AND THERE IS A HUGE LEARNING  CURVE.  SO FOR YOU IN THE AUDIENCE WHO  ARE CONSIDERING RUNNING OR ARE  RUNNING, JUST KNOW YOU DON'T  KNOW IT ALL.  IF YOU GET HERE, YOU WILL HAVE A  HUGE CURVE.  YOU NEED TO LISTEN.  YOU NEED TO LISTEN.  SO I THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS,  FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE THOSE  COMMENTS.  WE LIVE IN EXCITING TIMES.  I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS  NEXT.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. SNIVELY. 

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU,  MADAM VICE CHAIR.  I JUST WANT TO TAB A MOMENT TO  WELCOME SOME OF OUR NEWEST  LEADERS AND SEE HOW VERY EXCITED  WE ARE TO HAVE.  SOME OF YOU ARE NEW TO FLORIDA,  NEW TO THIS DISTRICT, NO MORE  SHOVELING SNOW IN ILLINOIS OR  OHIO.  SO YOU GET TO SHOVEL SAND  INSTEAD.  THIS IS SUCH A GREAT OPPORTUNITY  FOR THIS DISTRICT.  AND I JUST WANT TO COMMEND MR.  EAKINS FOR ALL OF HIS DILIGENT  WORK AND GETTING THE RIGHT  PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT SEATS.  IT'S VERY CHALLENGING.  IN ADDITION TO MANAGING  EXPECTATIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY,  HE ALSO HAS TO LEAP PEOPLE AND  THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST  DIFFICULT JOBS A PERSON CAN HAVE  IS TO GET THE BUY-IN, TO SHARE  VISION, TO CHANGE CULTURE, AND  THERE'S A LOT OF TRUST RIGHT NOW  BETWEEN THE BOARD AND JEFF, AND  I THINK HE HAS DONE AN AMAZING  JOB GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN  PLACE.  AND THERE'S STILL MORE TO COME.  THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY  HERE, AND WE'LL SEE HOW THIS  GOES, RIGHT?  CHANGE IS GOOD.  AND I AM VERY EXCITED AND  THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE SO MANY  PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT OUR  STUDENTS.  AND IF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED IT  OUT YET, OVER THE LAST YEAR,  IT'S REALLY BEEN JUST A FOCUS  RIGHT BACK ONTO OUR STUDENTS,  AND HOW EVERYTHING THAT WE DO,  EVERYTHING THAT WE SAY, EVERY  DAY, AFFECTS THEM.  THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE  SERVED OUR DISTRICT FOR SEVERAL  YEARS THAT ARE LEAVING.  MRS. SYKES, I WILL MISS YOU,  TOO.  YOU ARE A WOMAN OF GRACE, AND SO  MUCH RESPECT.  THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT AREA  SUPERINTENDENT IN MY AREA.  THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SERVED  OUR STUDENTS IN THIS DISTRICT.  AND I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A  THOUGHT, BECAUSE I ALWAYS LIKE  TO DO THAT.  BECAUSE CHANGE IS DIFFICULT  SOMETIMES AND HARD TO SWALLOW.  BUT CHANGE ALMOST NEVER FAILS  BECAUSE IT IS TOO EARLY, IT  ALMOST ALWAYS FAILS BECAUSE IT  IS TOO LATE.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  SNIVELY.  AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK  YOU TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND  HIS STAFF.  I KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN  EXTREMELY RIGOROUS PROCESS FOR A  PROCESS, ONE THAT I DON'T KNOW  THAT THIS DISTRICT HAS EVER GONE  THROUGH IN INTERVIEWS AND  TESTING, AS WE DID, TO BRING  FRESH IDEAS AND CHANGE INTO THIS  DISTRICT.  SO I AM VERY EXCITED, AND I WANT  TO THANK ALL OF THESE NEW  APPOINTEES, AND THE PEOPLE WHO  ARE MOVING TO DIFFERENT  POSITIONS OF THE AGAIN, I AGREE.  THIS IS ABOUT STUDENTS, AND WE  ARE LOOKING TO PUT THE MOST  EFFECTIVE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF OUR  STUDENTS EVERY DAY.  SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER COMMENTS,  THE COMMUNICATIONS STAFF IS  ASKING THAT THE ALL THE NEW  APPOINTEES STAY.  THEY WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A  PICTURE AT THE END.  AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK AS BOARD  CHAIR IF ALL THE NEW APPOINTEES  WOULD SAY STAY, ESPECIALLY THE  ONES WE HAVE NOT MET SO WE CAN  HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET YOU.  MRS. VALDES. 

>>Susan Valdes: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH.  I WASN'T ANTICIPATING SPEAKING.  BUT I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT  THIS.  YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND IT IS A  TOUGH DAY.  BUT IT'S A TOUGH DAY ON BEHALF  OF OUR KIDS.  I WANT TO REALLY WELCOME  EVERYONE TO THE FAMILY OF  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS.  AND BUY-IN, WE HAVE GOT TO OWN  IT.  IN ORDER FOR US TO MAKE THE  DIFFERENCE FOR OUR KIDS AT  WHATEVER LEVEL, WE HAVE TO OWN  OUR KIDS AND REALLY THINK ABOUT  WHAT IT IS AND OWN THAT VISION  AND MISSION AND REALLY LIVE BY  IT AND BELIEVE IN IT.  AND THAT'S WHAT I AM REALLY  HOPEFUL OF THIS EXCITING  TRANSITION OF CHANGE THAT I HAVE  BEEN EXPERIENCING.  AND IT'S BEEN TOUGH.  IT HAS BEEN TOUGH.  BUT IT'S BEAUTIFUL OUT THERE.  AND ON AUGUST 10, SCHOOL STARTS  ALL OVER AGAIN.  AND JUST THINK ABOUT OPENING A  BOX OF CRAYONS AND SETTING UP  CLASSROOMS AND TAKING CARE OF  ALL THE FACILITIES IN OUR  SCHOOLS AND MAKING IT THE BEST  PLACE FOR OUR KIDS TO LEARN.  THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT.  IT'S ABOUT CELEBRATING WHAT HAS  BEEN DONE IN THE PAST, AND NOW  WE ARE MORPHING INTO A DIFFERENT  ERA IN OUR DISTRICT'S HISTORY.  AND THIS IS HISTORICAL ONCE  AGAIN.  BECAUSE OF THE COURAGEOUS,  THOUGHTFUL, PATIENT  SUPERINTENDENT THAT WE HAVE, AND  HIS TEAM, THE CHIEF OF STAFF,  DR. VASQUEZ, CHIEF OF SCHOOLS,  MR. AYRES, DEPUTY  SUPERINTENDENT, AND THE FACT  THAT THIS WAS TIME COMING.  AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF OVER  212,000 KIDS THAT WE DO THIS.  SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF  YOU.  THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WORK  THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THIS  DISTRICT.  AND THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US  THE CHANGE THAT WE NEED TO DO IN  RECOGNIZING WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.  SO LET'S CELEBRATE, BECAUSE  SUMMER IS SHORT AND KIDS ARE  COMING ON AUGUST 10 AND WE HAVE  TO BE READY FOR THEM.  WE WENT SLOW TO GO FAST.  SO  STRAP ON YOUR SEAT BELT AND  LET'S DO IT. 

>> THANK YOU, MRS. VALDES.  WE ARE ADJOURNED.