Closed captioning transcript for the Hillsborough County School Regular Board Meeting from June 27th, 2017, 3:00 P.M.

(SOUNDING GAVEL).  

PLEASE RISE FOR A MOMENT OF  SILENCE AND THE PLEDGE OF  ALLEGIANCE LED BY MRS. HARRIS. 

>>Sally Harris: EDUCATION IS THE  MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH CAN  BE USED TO EXCHANGE THE WORLD,  BY NELSON MANDELA.  LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE  THOSE IN THE MILITARY WHO  SACRIFICE DAILY FOR OUR COUNTRY,  LIKE OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER  GRAY'S NEPHEW NICKY LISA AS AN  18-YEAR-OLD AS AB ARMY RANGER ON  THE FRONT LINES IN AFGHANISTAN.  MOMENT OF SILENCE.  THANK YOU.  JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE, PLEASE.  [ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ] 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU,  MEMBER HARRIS.  BOARD MEMBERS, THE WITHDRAWN  ITEMS TODAY ARE C 4.04.  I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND TO  ADOPT THE AGENDA.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS.  SHAMBERGER AND A SECOND BY MRS.  HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  MRS. GRIFFIN?  WITH NO DISCUSSION, IF YOU WOULD  VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS COME UP,  PLEASE.  PABLO, IF WE COULD COME AND  CORRECT MRS. GRAY'S BOX, PLEASE.  VOTE ON THE OTHER ONE, LYNN.  BOARD MEMBERS, WE ARE GOING TO  DO THAT AGAIN FOR THE RECORD.  SORRY.  TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES TODAY.  AND IF YOU WILL VOTE AGAIN,  PLEASE.  THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS.  LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT ALL  BOARD MEMBERS ARE PRESENT WITH  THE EXCEPTION OF MRS. SNIVELY.  WE HAVE THREE SETS OF MINUTES TO  APPROVE TONIGHT.  THE JUNE 8th SCHOOL BOARD  WORKSHOP AND SESSION, THE JUNE  8th SCHOOL BOARD WORK  SOCIALMAN HE'S A SESSION AND THE  JUNE 13th, SCHOOL BOARD  MEETING.  I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND TO  APPROVE THE MINUTES.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS,  A SECOND BY MRS. GRIFFIN.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR ANY  CORRECTIONS?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME  UP.  THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS.  MRS. HARRIS, IF YOU COULD PLEASE  READ THE BOARD GUIDELINES AT  THIS TIME. 

>>Sally Harris: AS WE BEGIN THIS  AFTERNOON'S MEETING LET ME  QUICKLY REVIEW THE FORMAT OF OUR  SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS.  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 THE BACKUP  DOCUMENTATION ARE AVAILABLE  ONLINE.  THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED WITH  CLOSED CAPTIONING ON THE LIVE  WEBCAST, ON CABLE TV, AND ON THE  VIDEO MONITOR HERE IN THE  AUDITORIUM.  IT ALSO CAN BE VIEWED WITH  CLOSED CAPTIONING LATER IN THE  VIDEO ARCHIVES.  DURING THIS 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  ROOM THAT ALLOW BOARD MEMBERS TO  HEAR THE MEETING.  THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 45  MINUTES ALLOWED FOR PUBLIC  COMMENT.  SPEAKERS WILL BE GRANTED THREE  MINUTES TO ADDRESS A 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 THE ITEMS PULLED  FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.  YOUR COMMENTS ARE IMPORTANT.  IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE MOST  COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO YOUR  COMMENTS, THE STAFF WILL FOLLOW  UP WITH YOU AND WILL KEEP THE  BOARD 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 IN  EFFECT.  BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE 13  SPEAKERS AT THIS TIME FOR A  TOTAL OF 36 MINUTES.  SPEAKING TIME.  WE HAVE TWO ITEMS THAT WILL BE  TAKEN AT TIME CERTAIN TODAY.  THE 4:00 ADMINISTRATIVE  APPOINTMENT AND THEN 6:00  EMPLOYEE INPUT.  I WANT TO REMIND YOU IN THE  AUDIENCE IF YOU LEAVE THE  AUDITORIUM AND PLAN TO RETURN  PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU WILL NEED  TO GO THROUGH SECURITY AGAIN A  SECOND TIME, SO IF YOU STEP OUT  THOSE DOORS YOU WILL NEED TO GO  BACK THROUGH SECURITY FOR THE  SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE  PUBLIC AND THE PEOPLE IN THIS  ROOM.  MRS. HARRIS, IF YOU WILL READ  THE GUIDE LANES FOR AUDIENCE  COMMENTS. 

>>Sally Harris: THE BOARD VALUES  AND APPRECIATES YOUR COMMENTS.  THIS IS YOUR TIME TO TELL THE  BOARD WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND.  IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A  COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO ANY  QUESTIONS YOU MAY RAISE DURING  PUBLIC COMMENT, IT IS THE  BOARD'S PRACTICE TO NOTE YOUR  COMMENT AND TO HAVE THE  APPROPRIATE DISTRICT STAFF  RESPOND TO YOU AFTER YOUR  QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RESEARCHED.  TO THAT END THE BOARD WILL NOT  TYPICALLY RESPOND TO YOUR  COMMENTS FROM THE DAIS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I WILL CALL UP  THE FIRST THREE SPEAKERS.  MARK KLUTHO, YOU WILL HAVE FIVE  MINUTES.  MICHELLE SHIMBERG, AND NICOLE  RENOT.  WELCOME, MR. KLUTHO.  YOU HAVE  FIVE MINUTES. 

>> MARK KLUTHO, LARGO.  RULE 3, YOU HAVE THOSE PEOPLE  THAT ARE UNQUALIFIED AGAIN.  DOESN'T CHANGE.  AND HERE WE HAVE BUDGET  AMENDMENTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING  MAY 31st.  AND ISN'T THE BUDGET HEARING  COMING UP HERE JUST SHORTLY?  7.03.  YOU ARE GOING TO PUT NEW ROOFS  ON THESE TWO BUILDINGS.  THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE RIGHT  COLORS?  I DOUBT IT.  AND THEN WE HAVE AN HVAC.  OH, YEAH.  AN HVAC IN THE BUILDING WILL  STILL BE STUPID.  YEAH.  AND THEN ROBERT HE'D LEE.  YEAH.  BUILDING FOR A TRAITOR.  YEAH, IT'S A SESSION SESSIONIST.  SOMEBODY THAT BELIEVED IT WAS  RIGHT TO OWN ANOTHER PERSON.  AND WE CAN'T GET THAT CHANGED.  ISN'T THAT A DOGGONE SHAME?  MY OH MY.  I NOTICE ONE OF YOUR UNDERLINGS  BRINGS YOU A PACKAGE OF YOUR  BOTTLED WATERS.  OH, YEAH.  THOSE LITTLE BOTTLED WATERS.  IT TAKES MORE WATER TO MAKE  THOSE THAN THEY HOLD.  YEAH.  AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE  TEACHERS.  SEE, THIS GETS FILLED OVER AND  OVER AND OVER AGAIN AT THE  MACHINE.  OH, TALK ABOUT A SUSTAINABILITY  ISSUE HERE.  YOU KNOW, YOU BEING GREEN, IT'S  LIKE ALFRED E. NEWMAN.  PAINTING THAT -- THAT HUMMER  GREEN.  THAT'S YOU BEING GREEN.  HERE IS THE MAP OF THE US OF A  AND THE TEMPERATURE CHANGE.  YEAH.  CHANGES OVER THE PAST 22 YEARS.  1991 TO 2012, WITH 1901 TO 1960.  BUT IT'S EVEN WORSE WHEN YOU ARE  LOOKING AT ALASKA.  LOOK AT RED ALASKA THERE.  RED ALASKA DOWN THERE.  WELL, YOU KNOW, IT'S THAT OLD  CAUSE AND EFFECT THING.  YOUR DUMB BUILDINGS BELCHING THE  CARBON.  WIN CANSTON CHURCHILL, SEPTEMBER  12, 1960, TIME MAGAZINE, SAID WE  SHAPE OUR BUILDINGS; THEREAFTER,  THEY SHAPE US.  AND, BOY, WHAT KIND OF SHAPE OF  THE FUTURE ARE YOU LAYING.  IT'S NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY.  AND THEN HOW ABOUT THIS ARTICLE  FROM LAST WEEK?  CHARTER SCHOOL EXEC IS CHARGED,  ACCUSED OF USING MORE THAN 1  MILLION IN PUBLIC FUNDS FOR  PERSONAL EXPENSES.  YEAH, THOSE CHARTER SCHOOLS,  THEY ARE OKAY, AREN'T THEY, HUH?  YEAH.  WHAT A RACKET.  WHAT A RACKET.  AND HERE IT SHOWS ONE OF THEM,  ONE OF HIS, THE WINDSOR  PREPARATORY ACADEMY.  AND JUST LIKE YOUR BUILDINGS, A  STUPID, DUMB DESIGN.  A MONUMENT TO IGNORANCE.  NOTHING LIKE THIS SHOULD EVER BE  BUILT.  YEAH.  (BELL SOUNDS)  DOGGONE SHAPE.  OVER THERE AT THAT PINELLAS  MEETING THIS MORNING, THERE WAS  THIS MORON THAT CAME IN TO SAY  THE HOLOCAUST WAS A HOAX.  YOU KNOW, THIS WORLD, WHAT'S IT  COMING TO?  I TELL YOU, YOU PEOPLE, YOU ARE  JUST NOT GETTING AN -- GIVING AN  EDUCATION TO THESE CHILDREN.  IT'S JUST SO SAD.  WHAT A LEGACY.  (BELL SOUNDS)  IT'S SO SAD. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  KLUTHO.  MRS. SHIMBERG, YOU HAVE THREE  MINUTES. 

>> 

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD MEMBERS  AND STAFF.  MY NAME IS MICHELLE SHIMBERG AND  I'M THEY'RE SPEAK TONIGHT TO  ITEM 6.11, THE APPROVAL OF THE  CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACT WITH THE  EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER  TO BE LOCATED IN EAST TAMPA.  I AM THE BOARD CHAIR OF THE  LEARNING CENTER AND I AM HERE  TODAY ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD AND  MY STAFF TO TALK ABOUT OUR  EXCITEMENT AND ENTHUSIASM IN  PARTNERING WITH YOU AND IN  WORKING WITH YOU TO SERVE THE  FAMILIES IN TAMPA.  I WOULD LIKE TO START BY  THANKING THE CHARTER SCHOOL  DEPARTMENT.  THEY HAVE BEEN FABULOUS TO WORK  WITH THROUGH THIS PROCESS, AS WE  APPLIED FOR THE CHARTER AND AS  WE NEGOTIATED THE CONTRACT.  SO THANK YOU TO JEN AND HER  STAFF.  WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEIR  SUPPORT.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH  THE OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES  THAT WE WILL ENGAGE IN OUR  SCHOOL TO SERVE THE CHILDREN  AGES 3 TO 8 IN EAST TAMPA AT OUR  LEARNING CENTER ON  3424thth AND CHELSEA.  THANK YOU SO MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  NICOLE RENAULT.  THE NEXT THREE SPEAKERS AFTER  MRS. RENAULT ARE BOB CREEK,  RYAN, AND HEIDI.  YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES. 

>> THIS PAST YEAR WITH OF MY SIX  YEAR TEACHING.  52% OF THE TEACHERS LEAVING THE  PROFESSION BY YEAR FIVE.  I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT I WORK  IN A DISTRICT THAT WAS WILLING  TO PAY TEACHERS IN A JUST MAN  THEORY WAS COMPETITIVE WITH  PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS.  WHILE I WAS A NEW TEACHER AND  NOT GIVEN AND OPTION MANY OF MY  COLLEAGUES WERE SOLD SEVERAL  YEARS AGO WITH THE UNDERSTANDING  THAT IT WAS A BASE SALARY, AND  THEY WOULD BE REWARDED FOR YOUR  SERVICE.  THE SALARY JUMPS ALSO CAME WITH  A STIPULATION THAT WE MUST PROVE  EFFECTIVENESS IN THE CLASSROOM  TO BE AWARDED FOR THE INCREASE  THAT WE EARNED.  WHILE TEACHERS HELD UP THEIR END  OF THE BARGAIN PUTTING IN THE  TIME AND WORK TO BE EFFECTIVE  TEACHERS RECENTLY A BOARD MEMBER  SUGGESTED THEY DON'T HAVE TO  HOLD UP THEIR END AND FREEZE OUR  SALARY.  RELIABLE DISTRICT THAT ALWAYS  HONORED REGARDING SALARY AND  OTHER ISSUES.  IT WILL NOT ONLY CAUSE FINANCIAL  HARDSHIPS FOR THOSE OF US  RELYING ON THAT GREED-UPON MONEY  BUT CREATE THE CHALLENGES WHILE  TRYING TO HIRE HIGH QUALITY  TEACHERS WHO UNDOUBTEDLY START  TO LOOK AT OTHER DISTRICT BUT DO  NOT SEEM TO BE IN AS MUCH  ORGANIZATIONAL CHAOS.  FAILING TO ATTRACT HEY QUALITY  TEACHERS WILL NOT ONLY HURT OUR  STUDENTS WHO DESERVE THE BEST  TEACHERS POSSIBLE, BUT WILL ALSO  END UP COSTING US MORE MONEY AS  THOSE CHILDREN LEAVE US FOR  CHARTER SCHOOLS TAKING THEIR  FUNDING WITH THEM.  I UNDERSTAND THAT CUTS MUST BE  MADE.  WAY DON'T UPPER IS WHY THE  IMMEDIATE GO-TO IS THE TEACHERS  WHO ARE ACTUALLY THE ONES IN THE  CLASSROOM FACE TO FACE EDUCATING  OUR STUDENTS.  TEACHERS CONSISTENTLY WORK  BEYOND THEIR WORK HOURS GRADING  PAPERS AND SPENDING MONEY TO  SUPPORT STUDENTS AS BEST THEY  CAN.  AS A SINGLE 29-YEAR-OLD  HOMEOWNER I HAVE EXACTLY ZERO  COLLEGE EDUCATED FUNDS IN OTHER  FIELD WHO HAVE TO WORK A SECOND  JOB TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME.  YET IN THE PAST TWO YEARS I  SERVED AS A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR  TO HELP SUPPLEMENT MY OWN.  MY SALARIES HAVEN'T INCREASED IN  THE LAST THREE YEARS BUT MY  PROPERTY TAXES AND MY MORTGAGE  HAVE AND THAT ONE EXTRA JOB MAY  NOT BE ENOUGH TO COVER IT  ANYMORE.  LUCKILY, I ONLY HAVE MYSELF TO  SUPPORT BUT IF THIS POTENTIAL  FREEZE WOULD AFFECT ME THIS  GREATLY MANUAL HOW MUCH STRESS  AND FINANCIAL STRAINIT WOULD  PUT ON A FAMILY OF FOUR WITH  MOUTHS TO FEED.  IF YOU AS OUR  BOARD REALLY WANT WHAT IS BEST  FOR OUR STUDENTS HOW ABOUT  STARTING WITH WHAT'S BEST FOR  THEIR TEACHERS?  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU,  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BUT I AM  GOING TO ASK THAT YOU KEEP YOUR  ENTHUSIASM TO A MINIMUM SO WE  CAN GET THROUGH ALL THE  SPEAKERS.  ROB KRIEK, THREE MINUTES. 

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, SCHOOL BOARD  MEMBERS, MR. EAKINS, STAFF.  AS FLORIDA LEGISLATORS CONTINUE  TO SHIFT OUT PUBLIC DOLLARS  TOWARDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS MANY OF  WHICH ARE PRIVATELY OWNED AND  FOR PROFFITT PROPERTY WE ARE ALL  BEING REQUIRED TO DO MORE WITH A  LOT LESS.  THESE CHALLENGES, THOUGH, OFFER  A VERITABLE OPPORTUNITY TO  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TO CONTINUE  TO SERVE AS THE MOST PROGRESSIVE  AND COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL  DISTRICT IN FLORIDA.  THE SCHOOL BOARD, CTA, AS WELL  AS PARENTS AND STUDENTS MUST  BRING A UNIFIED MESSAGE TO  TALLAHASSEE AND LOCAL  LEGISLATORS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES  AND THE MANY CHALLENGES.  WE NEED TO BRING THE FIGHT TO  TALLAHASSEE AND MAKE SURE WE ARE  NOT FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER IN  OUR GREAT DISTRICT.  THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TEACHERS  ARE WORKING HARDER AND MORE  EFFECTIVELY THAN EVER BEFORE FOR  OUR KIDS AND HOPE THAT THE  BUDGET IS DEALT WITH, WITH  FAIRNESS AND TRANSPARENCY  WITHOUT SCAPEGOATING.  IT'S UP IN TALLAHASSEE NOT BY  THE HARD WORKINGS EDUCATOR  HELPING THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EVERY DAY.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.  WELCOME. 

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.  SO I KNOW WE ARE ALL TRYING TO  RESHAPE THE NARRATIVE WHAT'S  GOING ON HERE IN OUR COUNTY, AND  I LOVE THE IDEA OF A COMMUNITY  SCHOOL AND HAVING EVERYBODY KIND  OF RALLY AROUND IT.  I THINK WE NEED TO SORT OF  EXTRAPOLATE THAT TO MAKE IT THE  ENTIRE DISTRICT AND NEED TO GET  A LOT OF BUY-IN IF WE ARE GOING  TO FIX ANYTHING.  I WENT LAST WEEK TO ADDRESS THE  BOCC ABOUT IMPACT FEES.  IT WAS PROBABLY LOST IN THE  SHUFFLE BECAUSE I SAT THROUGH AN  HOUR AND A HALF OF CONFEDERATE  MONUMENT COMMENTS.  I'M GOING TO GO BACK NEXT WEEK.  I THINK THEY HAVE ANOTHER  MEETING.  BUT WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS  POSSIBLE TO BE SHARING THESE  IDEAS.  I'M LOOKING UP INFORMATION ABOUT  A CITIZEN-LED REFERENDUM FOR THE  TAX INCREASE, EVEN A HALF PENNY,  ANYTHING WE CAN DO, AS LONG AS  WE CONTINUE TO MAKE CUTS IN THE  RIGHT AREAS, SHORE UP OUR  BALANCE.  IF YOU GUYS DIDN'T SEE IT  MOODIE'S ANALYTICS POUT OUT THE  REPORT TALKING ABOUT HOUSE BILL  AS A NEGATIVE AND HOW IT WOULD  AFFECT US.  WE ARE STILL RATED AA-1 WHICH IS  THE HIGHEST WE CAN GET, JUST AS  GOOD AS THE STATE, WHICH IS GOOD  NEWS.  I THINK WE ARE MOVING IN THE  RIGHT DIRECTION.  THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS  THAT ARE HAPPENING.  AND IF WE CONTINUE TO DO THIS,  BUT WHEN WE DO MAKE CUTS, WE  HAVE TO NOT AFFECT OUR  EMPLOYEES.  I MEAN, TRYING TO FREEZE PAY,  TEACHERS, THERE ARE 15,000 OF  US, 16,000 TOTAL, I REALLY WORRY  ABOUT ESPs AND CUSTODIANS,  CAFETERIA WORKERS, BUS DRIVERS.  WARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.  AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE  DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED IF  THEY FREEZE PAY AND WE ARE DUE  FOR A RAISE.  AND THE LAST THING I WANT TO  TALK ABOUT, WHEN I WAS AT THE  BUDGET WORKSHOP, I WAS  BORDERLINE ANAPHYLACTIC WHEN I  SAW THIS BUT HERE IS THE MOU FOR  PERFORMANCE PAY ARE FROM LAST  YEAR.  AND IT SAID THAT THE DISTRICT  HAD SET ASIDE 12,400 THAT YOU  PERFORMANCE PAY FOR THE HIGHLY  EFFECTIVE TEACHERS.  WELL, HERE IS PAGE 11, I  BELIEVE, FROM B, I THINK SECTION  B, WHERE IT HAD ALL THE  DIFFERENT PAY, WHO IS BEING PAID  WHAT, SO ON AND SO FORTH.  WELL, TWO YEARS AGO, AND IF YOU  REMEMBER THREE YEARS AGO THE  FIRST TIME WE HAD PERFORMANCE  PAY WAS 2,000, IF YOU EARNED A  4, 3,000, THE FOLLOWING YEAR  DROPPED JUST A LITTLE BIT, WENT  TO 1900, 2900 IN 05.  AND WE PAID OUT ALMOST ALL OF  IT, 1,199,167,615 IN 15-16.  BUFF $12,400,000, THEY ONLY PAID  OUT $9,946,382.  SO WHERE DID THE REST OF THE  MONEY GO?  BECAUSE EVERYBODY THAT'S HIGHLY  EFFECTIVE TOOK A DEFACT-PAY CUT  OF $700.  WENT DOWN TO 2200 AND THE 4 WENT  DOWN TO 1200, I GUESS.  BUT IF WE CAN LOOK INTO THAT I  WOULD BE APPRECIATIVE TO GET AN  APPS.  I THINK A LOT OF THE HIGHLY  EFFECTIVE TEACHERS WANT TO KNOW.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: HEIDI GLICK.  WELCOME.  YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. 

>> LAST WEEK I ATTENDED SCHOOL  BOARD BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING,  AND MRS. HARRIS MADE A COMMENT  THAT TEACHERS SHOULD JUST BE  GRATEFUL THAT THEY HAVE A JOB.  WELL, MRS. HARRIS, I AM GRATEFUL  FOR MY JOB.  I'M ALSO GRATEFUL FOR MY SECOND  JOB TO HELP MAKE ENDS MEET AND  THE 50-PLUS STUDENTS THAT I GIVE  SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO EVERY YEAR,  THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR MY JOB,  AND THE 5 TO 10 KIDS THAT I FEED  ON A REGULAR BASIS, THEY ARE  GRATEFUL FOR MY JOB.  AND THE 2001 STUDENTS I MENTOR  AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE GRATEFUL  FOR MY JOB.  THERE HAVE BEEN MANY ARTICLES  LATELY ABOUT THE HUGE DROP IN  ENROLLMENT FOR EDUCATION  PROGRAMS, NOT ONLY LOCALLY, 40%,  BUT NATIONWIDE, OVER 42%.  TESTING SALARY AND THE  DISRESPECT FROM LAWMAKERS AND  DECISION MAKERS ARE THE LEADING  CAUSE AS TO WHY THOSE LEVELS ARE  CONTINUING TO DROP.  I HAVE BEEN AN EDUCATOR SINCE  JANUARY 1981.  I HAVE NEVER WANTED TO DO  ANYTHING ELSE.  EVERY DAY I FEEL BLESSED TO BE A  TEACHER.  EVERY DAY TEACHERS GIVE  KNOWLEDGE TO THEIR STUDENTS AND  WE ALSO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF  OURSELVES TOO.  TEACHING IS A REALLY -- JUST A  JOURNEY FOR HEROES.  THE GIFT OF SEEING MIRACLES  HAPPEN WHEN THE STUDENT GETS  WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, OR  WHEN THEY SAY THANK YOU, OR WHEN  THEY RETURN AFTER GRADUATION AND  SAY, HEY, I JUST WANTED TO THANK  YOU FOR NOT ONLY WHAT YOU TAUGHT  ME IN THE CLASSROOM BUT OUTSIDE  OF THE CLASSROOM, BECAUSE IT  HELPED ME IN COLLEGE AND IN MY  LIFE.  MR. HART, MY PRINCIPAL, ALWAYS  TELLS US TO ASK OURSELVES WOULD  YOU CHILDREN WANT YOU AS YOUR  TEACHER?  I ACTUALLY HAD MY DAUGHTERS AND  SONS FRIENDS AND I FEEL  CONFIDENT SAYING YES, MY KIDS  WOULD WANT ME AS THEIR TEACHER.  AS ANY DEVOTED EDUCATOR I  CERTAINLY WORK MORE THAN 40  HOURS A WEEK, MORE THAN JUST  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.  WE ALL DO.  THE TIME THAT -- AND WE DO THIS  BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ONLY  PROVIDING FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR  COUNTY, BUT OUR STATE, AND OUR  COUNTRY.  WHAT I AM NOT GRATEFUL THE FOR  IS THE CONSTANT MISTREATMENT  FROM THOSE IN POWER, THE NEED TO  JUSTIFY DESERVING COST OF LIVING  INCREASE AND THE NEED TO JUSTIFY  HAVING A SAFE AND HEALTHY  ENVIRONMENT TO WORK IN.  SO, MRS. HARRIS, I AM GRATEFUL  FOR MY JOB, BUT I AM NOT  GRATEFUL FOR THE COMPLICATIONS  AND RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE PLACED  ON THOSE IN THE CLASSROOM FROM  THOSE THAT ARE NOT IN THE  CLASSROOM.  FINALLY, I JUST WISH ALL OF YOU  WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF US.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>>Cindy Stuart: NEXT THREE  SPEAKERS ARE AARON, RUSH, AND  THOSE OF YOU IN THE BACK, IF YOU  WOULD AGAIN, I AM GOING TO ASK  YOU TO PLEASE REFRAIN FROM THE  HOOTING AND HOLLERING AND  CLAPPING SO WE CAN GET THROUGH  THIS.  MR. ZIONS, YOU HAVE THREE  MINUTES. 

>> I DON'T NOTCH THAT I CAN SAY  IT ANY BETTER THAN THE OTHER TWO  LADIES THAT WERE UP HERE.  THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB.  I'M ON MY WAY TO A CONFERENCE  FOR PIERCE.  WE ARE GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT  FOUR DAYS WORKING ON OUR  VACATION TIME, OUT OF VACATION,  A WORKING VACATION.  30 MEMBERS OF THE PIERCE FAMILY  ARE GOING OUT TO WORK, TOGETHER.  BECAUSE WE WANT TO IMPROVE OUR  SCHOOL.  WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR JOB.  WE ARE THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE OUR  STUDENTS WHO ARE TAKING BIG  STEPS.  BUT THE SECOND MOST  THING IN THIS DISTRICT ARE YOUR  EMPLOYEES.  AND THEY DESERVE EVERY OUNCE OF  RESPECT YOU HAVE.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  ZIONS.  CHRIS RUSHNECK.  WELCOME.  YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. 

>> THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS,  SUPERINTENDENT, STAFF.  I'M HERE TODAY AS A 14 YEAR  EMPLOYEE OF THIS DISTRICT AND I  HAVE LIVED EVERY YEAR I HAVE  BEEN HERE.  IT'S BEEN A GREAT DISTRICT TO  WORK FOR.  I HAVE TWO STUDENTS IN THE  DISTRICT RIGHT HERE NEXT TO ME  WHO ACTUALLY WANTED TO COME UP  HERE AS I TALK IN FRONT OF YOU.  AND I'M HERE BECAUSE I'M  CONCERNED FOR THEM AND I'M  CONCERNED FOR THE PROFESSION.  I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE READ THAT  TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT 42% OF  LESSEN ROLLMENT IS GOING INTO  PEOPLE TRYING TO BECOME  EDUCATORS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE  THAT FROM MY VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE  EMPLOYEE FRIENDS BACK THERE 50%  OF TEACHERS DROPPING OUT OF THE  PROFESSION, IT'S VERY  CONCERNING.  WHAT I THINK WE NEED TO DO NOW  IS WE NEED TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT  THIS BUDGET, WHAT'S GOING ON,  AND WE WANT THESE QUALITY PEOPLE  TO COME TO THIS DISTRICT, AND WE  WANT TO KEEP THE ONES THAT WE  HAVE IN THIS DISTRICT.  THERE ARE SO MANY FANTASTIC  TEACHERS.  I SEE THEM EVERY SINGLE DAY.  AND WE WANT TO KEEP THEM THERE.  FANNED WE ARE DOING THINGS LIKE  FREEZING SALARIES, THAT WILL NOT  KEEP THEM THERE.  THESE GUYS HAVE GREAT TEACHERS,  SO OF THEM SITTING BACK THERE.  AND I WANT THEM TO HAVE GREAT  TEACHERS THE WHOLE TIME THEY ARE  HERE.  WHEN YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THE  FUTURE OF THIS DISTRICT, AND YOU  ARE THINKING LONG-TERM GOALS,  DON'T JUST THINK OF THIS YEAR,  THINK OF THE PEOPLE OF THAT WE  NEED TO KEEP, BECAUSE THEY ARE  THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO PUSH  US TO ALL THE GOALS THAT YOU  WANT AND ALL THE VERY  UNREASONABLE GOALS THAT  TALLAHASSEE HAS FOR US.  THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME.  ENJOY YOUR FOURTH OF JULY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MR. TOMARGO.  YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.  AFTER MR. TOMARGO IS MRS.  GRIFFIN AND MR. SHING. 

>> I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF THE  SLAM FOUNDATION, SLAM CHARTER  SCHOOL.  THANK YOU, MRS. VALDES, FOR YOUR  SUPPORT.  OUR PRINCIPAL JIM GRIFFIN HAS  DONE AN AMAZING JOB ENROLLING  THE STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL.  WE ARE AT CAPACITY.  WE ARE AT 95% STAFFED AND READY  TO HAVE GO IN AUGUST.  SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING  THIS PARTNERSHIP, AND SERVICING  YOUR COMMUNITY.  THANK YOU ALL. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MR. GRIFFIN, YOU HAVE THREE  MINUTES. 

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRPERSON,  SUPERINTENDENT, MEMBERS OF THE  BOARD.  MY NAME IS JIM GRIFFIN.  AND IF I SPEAK A LITTLE SLOW,  YES, I AM NOT FROM SOUTHERN NEW  YORK.  I'M ACTUALLY FROM THE SOUTH SO  HANG IN THERE.  AND I WON'T TAKE THREE MINUTES,  I PROMISE.  I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO BE  PRINCIPAL OF THE EAST SLAM  SCHOOL ON GUNN HIGHWAY AND I'M  HERE TO THANK YOU AND ESPECIALLY  THE DISTRICT STAFF FOR ALL OF  THE SUPPORT.  I KNOW THAT THIS COULD NOT HAVE  BEEN ACHIEVED UNLESS EVERYONE  HAD WORKED TOGETHER.  SO SOMETIMES IN THOSE TIMES THAT  ARE HARD, AND WE HEAR ABOUT  THOSE BAD THINGS, THERE'S SOME  GREAT THINGS HAPPENING HERE IN  TAMPA, ALSO.  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT, I  INVITE ALL OF YOU AND OUR GUESTS  TO COME BY CITRUS PARK MALL.  IT'S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY.  BE GLAD TO TAKE YOU ON A TOUR  AND HOPEFULLY IN THAT BUILDING  AND UP AND WORKING BY THE END OF  NEXT WEEK.  I DO WANT TO SAY A SPECIAL NOTE  TO JENNA HODGES AND HER STAFF.  I THINK SHE'S BACK HERE  SOMEPLACE.  HERE SHE IS.  FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, JENNA  WAS GIVEN A SPECIAL AWARD AT THE  CHARTER SCHOOL CONFERENCE AS  BEING OUR SUPER HERO.  I JUST  WANT TO LET NOW SHE IS, AND HER  SUPPORT STAFF WAS VOTED NUMBER  ONE.  SO THAT'S A BIG HONOR THAT A LOT  OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT.  BUT TO SAY THAT WE HAVE THOSE TO  FOLKS AND BOARD MEMBERS IN OUR  COMMUNITY IS GREAT.  THANK YOU SO MUCH.  PLEASE COME AND VISIT.  GO SPARTANS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  LINDA CHEAN KENNY. 

>> I FORGOT ABOUT THIS THAT YOU  HAVE TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM  SO I WILL ROUGH IT AND SAY I'M  SPEAKING TO EDUCATIONAL ACCESS  OPPORTUNITY AND ALTERNATIVES.  I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT ONE OF  MY FUND-RAISERS, A MAN NAMED  DENNIS LEE ARE STEPPING UP TO  PERFORM.  I'M NOT HERE TO PROMOTE THAT BUT  I'M HEAR TORE SAY IF THERE'S  ANYBODY IN THE SPECIAL NEEDS  COMMUNITY OR IN THE BOARD, I  JUST WANTED TO GIVE A TRIBUTE TO  DENNIS LEE.  I'M LOOKING AT SOME OF MY OLD  REPORTING AND CALLING HIM JIM.  FOR YEARS, ONE OF THE ARTICLES  WAS 8 YEARS AND I KNOW HE'S DONE  IT MORE.  HE WOULD TIRELESSLY COME OUT  EVERY YEAR AND PLAY TO MAKE SURE  THE KIDS AT THE WILLIS PETERS  EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION  CENTER, AND THEY SANG, THEY  DANCED.  A WOMAN WHOSE BODY ENDED AT HER  WAIST, HE FLEW IN FOR HER WE HAD  WEDDING AND HER FUNERAL E.KNEW  HER S SINCE A KID.  AND THESE WERE ADVANCING JUST  LIKE ANYBODY IN THE WORLD.  HE DID NOT ONLY THAT.  HE WOULD ALSO COME AND DO THE  FUND-RAISER FOR THEIR PROM AT  THE BRANDON ELKS LODGE.  WE OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO  HAVE THIS MAN, AND -- I WON'T  SPEAK TO THAT.  HE ALSO COMES EVERY YEAR TO DO  THE NEW HORIZONS GROUP HOMES  WHICH IS WHEN CHILDREN AGE OUT  OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WITH  SPECIAL NEEDS, THEIR NEEDS  CONTINUE.  AND THERE'S LOTS OF DIFFERENT  PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS  TOWN, HORIZONS GROUP HOMES.  HE COMES OUT AND DOES A  FUND-RAISER FOR THEM.  HE'S ON THE ROAD ABOUT 40 WEEKS  A YEAR.  SO IF THERE'S ANYONE HERE THAT  KNOWS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT  THAT WANTS TO GIVE A TRIBUTE, WE  ARE GOING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS  JULY 1st.  I WANT TO COLLECT CARDS AND  THANKS TO GIVE TO HIM.  ALSO THERE'S OTHER PROGRAMS.  I KNOW ONE OF THEM IS ON YOUR  AGENDA TODAY, THE BRANDON SPORTS  AND AQUATIC CENTER, AND THAT'S  WHERE PEOPLE GO WHEN THEY AGE  OUT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND  SERVICES.  I WAS ABLE TO GET THEM 40  TICKETS TO THE FLORIDA  STRAWBERRY FAIR LAST YEAR WHEN  DENNIS LEE CELEBRATED HIS  35th YEAR PERFORMING THERE,  AND FILLED WITH BEST BUDDIES  FROM ALL YOUR SCHOOLS.  EVERY UP WITH OF YOUR SCHOOLS,  THIS IS WHERE THEY GO.  THIS IS  THEIR PATRON SAINT.  SO IF THERE'S ANY WAY, ANY DEBT  OF GRATITUDE YOU WANT ME TO PASS  ON, IT'S HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  FAIRGROUNDS, JULY 1st, 5 TO  7 P.M.  WHEN I GAVE THESE KIDS THEIR  TICKETS THEY DIABETES A  PERFORMANCE.  THEY DO A HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE  FOR ALL THE CENTER.  WHEN I TOLD THEM THEY GOT TICKET  TO THE DENNIS LEE SHOW, YOU  DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PAYING  FOR IT, I WAS TOLD THERE WERE  PARENTS WITH TEARS IN THEIR TIES  AND THESE GUYS ARE READY TO DO  IT.  (BELL SOUNDS)  SO THREE MINUTES.  THAT'S IT. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  CHRIS MELROSE AND KELLY  AFTER MR. MILL ROSE -- YOU HAVE  THREE MINUTES. 

>> CHRIS MELROSE.  SOCIAL WORKER FOR A LONG TIME.  AND I'M CONCERNED ALONG WITH THE  PHYSICIAN THAT WORKS WITH ME,  DR. AMY RICE, AND REFERENCE TO  THE THREE DEATHS -- THREE OF OUR  PATIENTS AND ALSO STUDENTS IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, THAT WAS IN  MAY, SUICIDE AND DRUG OVERDOSES.  I'M HERE BECAUSE I'M ASKING FOR  YOUR ASSISTANCE.  AND MAKING A CONNECTION WITH  SOMEBODY.  I REACHED OUT TO THE SCHOOL  PRINCIPAL THAT I KNOW THAT TWO  OF THE STUDENTS WERE AT, AND  ALSO THAT PRINCIPAL REFERRED ME  TO THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST.  BUT I HAVE BUN UNABLE TO GET  ANYONE TO GET BACK TO ME.  I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE  PRINCIPAL THAT THERE IS A  PROGRAM COMING UP THAT'S BEING  ORGANIZED THIS SUMMER FOR  SUICIDE PREVENTION.  WE WOULD LIKE DR. RICE AND  MYSELF WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED  IN THAT.  WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE  INVOLVED WITH ANY KIND OF  INDIRECTION SERVICES BECAUSE WE  ARE GETTING A LOT OF STUDENTS  FROM THESE SCHOOLS WITH THEIR  PARENTS COMING TO US LOOKING FOR  GRIEF COUNSELING.  SO WE NEED TO WORK, IF POSSIBLE,  WITH SOMEBODY WHO CAN GET US  INVOLVED MORE WITH THE SCHOOL  SYSTEM IN REFERENCE TO TEEN  SUICIDE AND DRUG ABUSE.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  MELROSE. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IF YOU COULD  CONNECT WITH MR. MILLER.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: OUR FINAL  SPEAKER OF THE AFTERNOON IS  KELLY SIMMS.  AND SHE'S NOT GOING TO SPEAK.  SO BOARD MEMBERS, THAT CONCLUDES  OUR AUDIENCE COMMENTS FOR THIS  EVENING.  WE WILL MOVE NOW TO THE CONSENT  AGENDA.  THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN  PULLED FOR DISCUSSION FOR  SEPARATE VOTE.  B 01, C 402 A, C 201, C 301, C  WHO 1, C 406 R, C 6302, 03, 06,  07, 08, 10, 11, 12-R, 15 R, 16  R, C 6.17 AND 18.  I NEED A MOTION.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS  AND SECOND BY MRS. SHAMBURGER.   IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, BOARD  MEMBERS?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME  UP.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  THANK YOU.  THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN  MOVED UP PER BOARD MEMBER  REQUEST.  ITEM 3.01.  6.07.  6.08.  6.10.  6.11 AND 12-R.  WE WILL START WITH ITEM 301.  WE HAVE ONE HALF HOUR TO GET  INTO SOME OF THIS AND THEN WE  WILL MOVE TO THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S APPOINTMENTS.  SO ITEM NUMBER 3.011 IS THE  MEMORANDUM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE  CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF  FLORIDA AND UNIVERSITY OF  FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY AREA  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION, TAMPA FAMILY HEALTH  CENTERS AND INNOVATION PLACE FOR  DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FOR  THE MOORE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP  SCHOOL MODEL.  DIRECTOR HOLLY SAIA WILL PRESENT  THIS ITEM.  MRS. GRAY ASKED FOR A HIGHLIGHT  AND COMMENT AND I ASKED FOR A  HIGHLIGHT. 

>> MADAM CHAIRMAN,  SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS AND STAFF,  ON BEHALF OF TRACI BROWN,  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF  ACADEMIC REPORT AND FEDERAL  PROGRAMS, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING  US TO HIGHLIGHT MOORE'S  COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL  MODEL.  CHRISTINE HENSLEY AND I ARE  PROUD TO JOIN, MADAM CHAIR, AS  MEMBERS OF THE CABINET  REPRESENTING DISTRICT.  A SIGNIFICANT NEW STUDY  IDENTIFIES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AS  THE EVIDENCE-BASED SCHOOL  IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY THAT MEETS  CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE  FEDERAL EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS  ACT.  THE STUDY, COMMUNITY SCHOOLS,  AND EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGY FOR  EQUITABLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT,  WAS CONDUCTED BY THE LEARNING  POLICY INSTITUTE AND THE  NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY CENTER  AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.  THEY REVIEWED 125 STUDIES TO  REACH THE CONCLUSION, THAT  CONCLUDED COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GET  RESULTS.  THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL MODEL AT  MOORE AFFORDS STUDENT AN FAMILY  THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS AND  RECEIVE WIDELY NEEDED WRAP  AROUND SERVICES.  THIS MODEL  ASSISTS FAMILIES IN RESOURCES TO  SECURE HOUSING, FOOD, CLOTHING,  EMPLOYMENT, AND OTHER NEEDED  SERVICES.  THE FACULTY AND STAFF STRIVE TO  PROVIDE FOR THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS  OF FAMILIES BY EXPANDING THE  CAPACITY OF THE EXISTING  RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS.  THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA,  MOORE ALSO BOASTS A TEACHER  RESIDENCY PROGRAM ALLOWING  TEACHERS TO ADVANCE THEIR  DEGREES ON-SITE, THUS ENSURING  THE MOST QUALIFIED TEACHERS  REMAINALITY MORT.  A LEADERSHIP CABINET COMPRISED  OF PARTNERS OVERSEE THE  DEVELOPMENT AND ONGOING  MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMUNITY  PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL MODEL TO MEET  THE EVOLVING NEEDS OF THE  STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY BEING  SERVED.  I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU  THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE  CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF  FLORIDA, DR. McCALL HORN HOLE  INTRODUCE OUR PARTNERS. 

>> GOOD AFTERNOON,  SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS, MADAM  CHAIR, STAFF, AND BOARD MEMBERS.  ONCE AGAIN MY NAME IS DR. LIZA  McCALL HORN.  I KNOW HOLLY HAS ALREADY BRIEFED  ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL.  I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW  OTHER THINGS.  THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS  INTEGRATED FOCUS ON HEALTH,  SERVICE, LINKAGE, ACADEMIC,  STUDENT AND THEIR FAMILY,  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND  ENGAGEMENT, WHICH EMPOWERS --  SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY, LEADS TO  IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING,  STRONGER FAMILIES AND HEALTHIER  COMMUNITIES.  AS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL, THE  SCHOOL BECOMES THE CENTER OF THE  COMMUNITY, AND THE COMMUNITY  PARTNERS JOIN TOGETHER TO  SUPPORT THE STUDENTS, FAMILY AND  THE COMMUNITY.  TODAY WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE OUR  COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS HERE  AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OF OUR  COMMUNITY SCHOOL.  IF THEY COULD STAND OR JOIN US  UP TO THE FRONT, WE HAVE, OF  COURSE, OUR ESTEEMED PRINCIPAL,  WILLIAM JOHNSON.  WE HAVE DR. DAVID ALFAH,  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA.  MASTER ORTIZ WITH OF THE  DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.  KELLY SIMMS WITH INNOVATION  PLACE.  BILL ATKINS WITH BAY HOPE  CHURCH.  AND KENDRICK COMMENTS.  THESE PARTNERS HERE TODAY ARE  THE CORE AND CENTRAL TO OUR  COMMUNITY SCHOOL AND CONTINUE TO  DEVELOP THE SCHOOL SCHOOL --  COMMUNITY SCHOOL MODEL IN OUR  AREA AND TO STAY WITH US ON THIS  JOURNEY FOR ANOTHER 25 YEARS.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT? 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MADAM  CHAIR, AND HOLLY, AND THANK YOU  LIZA AS WELL.  I HAVEN'T MET YOU.  I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING  WOODLAND JOHNSON ABOUT THREE OR  FOUR MONTHS AGO, AS PRINCIPAL OF  THE SCHOOL, MORT ELEMENTARY.  WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AT  USF THE OTHER DAY WAS THIS IS  INDICATIVE, THIS PARTICULAR  MODEL, IS ONE THAT I THINK WILL  BE REFLECTIVE OF THE NEW URBAN  SCHOOL MODEL.  LOOKING AHEAD AND DOWN THE ROAD,  WE KNOW AND WE RECOGNIZE THE  FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS ARE IN  THIS PARTICULAR SCHOOL.  YOU ALL MENTIONED THAT THE IDEA  OF A COMMUNITY BASED SCHOOL IS  CRITICAL FOR SO MANY REASONS.  I THINK THE ACHIEVEMENT AND THE  PARENTAL INPUT DEFINITELY IS  PART OF THE EQUATION OF A GREAT  SCHOOL.  BUT LET ME GO DOWN TO SOME OF  THEINGS THAT TACK NOTE OF WHEN I  WAS AT MORT.  FIRST OFF IT'S A COMMUNITY  PARTNERSHIP.  ANYTIME YOU HAVE COMMUNITY  PARTNERSHIP YOU HAVE  STAKEHOLDERS WHO ARE VESTED AND  I BELIEVE YOU ALL HAVE USF HE  AND TAMPA HEALTH CENTER FOR  ALMOST 25 YEARS AS PARTNERS,  WHICH IS PRETTY SIGNIFICANT.  I ALSO KNOW THAT UNDERWOODLAND  JOHNSON, HE IS STUDENT CENTERED.  HE CARES ABOUT IF ACADEMIC,  SOCIAL, PHYSICAL AND ACADEMIC  NEEDS OF THOSE STUDENTS AS DOES  HIS STAFF.  I BELIEVE ALSO THE LOCAL  LEADERSHIP IS SO CRITICAL IN ANY  SCHOOL AND CERTAINLY YOU HAVE  YOUR OWN COUNCIL AND THEY ARE  OUT THERE TRYING THEIR BEST TO  FILL IN THE RESOURCES THAT NEED  TO MAKE THIS SCHOOL EQUITABLE,  AND THOSE KIDS RECEIVE THOSE  SERVICES.  IF I WERE TO ENUMERATE, I  BELIEVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE  CRITICAL.  AND JUST LISTING THEM, YOU HAVE  THE USF WITH THEIR RESIDENCY  PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHERS.  YOU HAVE CHILDREN'S HOME.  YOU HAVE TAMPA FAMILY HEALTH  CENTER.  YOU HAVE AREA COMMUNITY  DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.  AND IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN, AGAIN,  THE SUSTAINABILITY IS ALMOST 25  YEARS BUY-IN AND THAT IS QUITE  REMARKABLE.  SO SOMEONE IS DOING -- DOING  WONDERFUL THINGS.  LASTLY PRINCIPAL AND STAFF ARE  VERY MUCH INVOLVED WITH  EQUITABLE RESOURCES FOR THOSE  STUDENTS.  THEY HAVE THEIR OWN FOOD PANTRY,  I BELIEVE, AND THEY ARE  DEFINITELY MAKING THOSE  INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS WORK FOR  THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE OF HIGH  NEEDS.  AND LASTLY, FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE.  THAT IS THE HUGE WORD OR TWO  WORDS THAT WE HAVE TO REALLY PAY  ATTENTION TO.  AND OVER AND OVER, I SEE THAT  HOW USF IS PUTTING THEIR TWO  CENTS IN LITERALLY.  AND MANY OF THE -- ALL THE COSTS  ARE COULD HAVE HAD EXCEPT FOR  CUSTODIAL AND OFFICE SPACE, IF I  AM NOT MISTAKEN.  SO THIS IS A REAL GOOD MODEL.  I CALL IT AN URBAN SCHOOL MODEL.  ACTUALLY, IT WASN'T MY TOTAL  WORDS.  I THINK IT CAME FROM DAVID AT  USF.  BUT I AM REMINDED IN HOW WE HAD  SCHOOLS THAT REPLICATE WAD YOU  ARE DOING AND KEEP UP THE GREAT  WORK.  THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  DON'T GO ANYWHERE, GUYS.  BOARD MEMBERS, I NEED A MOTION  AND SECOND TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.  MRS. HARRIS AND MRS. SHAMBERGER  AND A THIRD BY MRS. STEWART.  I'M SORRY, MRS. GRAY, WAS THAT A  SECOND? 

>> IT'S UP FOR A SEPARATE VOTE  SO YOU HAVE TO DO A MOTION FIRST  BEFORE SECOND VOTE. 

>> BY MRS. GRIFFIN AND A SECOND  BY MRS. HARRIS TO PULL THIS ITEM  FOR A SEPARATE VOTE.  BOARD MEMBERS, WHEN YOUR LIGHTS  COME UP, IF COULD YOU PLEASE  VOTE.  IT'S UNANIMOUS.  AND NOW WE WILL MOVE TO PASS THE  ITEM.  IF YOU COULD VOTE AS YOUR LIGHTS  COME UP.  MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS.  SECOND BY MRS. GRAY.  NOW WE CAN VOTE.  THANK YOU.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO  ALL THE PARTNERS WHO ARE HERE.  I WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THIS  GROUP, AND HAVE FROM THE  INCEPTION.  AND SAY THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR  SUPERINTENDENT FOR TAKING THE  CHANCE ON THIS.  THIS IS THE FIRST SCHOOL OF ITS  KIND REALLY IN OUR DISTRICT AND  UNDER THIS MODEL, AND THEY ARE  REALLY DOING SIGNIFICANT WORK  AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK HARD  AT MAKING SURE WHAT HAPPENS FOR  NOT JUST THE STUDENTS OF OUR  COMMUNITY IS THE BEST THEY CAN  BE.  SO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE  AGAIN. 

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND  CONSIDERATION.  I DID FORGET TO MENTION ONE OF  OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL STAFF  MEMBERS THAT ARE HERE IS CINDY  ROBERTSON, PARENT COMMUNITY  OUTREACH COORDINATOR.  SHE HAS BEEN VERY INSTRUMENTAL  IN OUR PARENT RESOURCE CENTER AT  MORT AS WELL.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: BOARD MEMBERS,  OUR NEXT ITEM IS TO APPROVE THE  MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN  THE CHILDREN'S BOARD OF  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FOR THE  SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING  EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES  FEES PROJECT.  THIS WAS PULLED -- SEEDS  PROJECT.  THIS WAS PULLED FOR  COMMENT BY MRS. GRAY.  AND I JUST WANTED TO NOTE THAT  THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE  CHILDREN'S BOARD IS IN THE  AUDIENCE, KELLY HARRIS.  WELCOME.  MRS. GRAY? 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MADAM  CHAIR.  THANK YOU, KELLY HARRIS, FOR  EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.  AND I AM WONDERING -- LET'S SEE.  WELL, I AM JUST GOING TO MAKE A  FEW COMMENTS HERE.  I THINK THAT PARTNERSHIP  LEARNING, THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN  THE CHILDREN'S BOARD AND THE  SEEDS TEAM IS CRITICAL, AND IT'S  THE GREAT HOME RUN.  THE GAINS ARE GREAT, AGES 3 --  THIRD THROUGH, I BELIEVE,  FIFTH -- EXCUSE ME, AGES 3 TO  THIRD GRADE.  THE READING SUPPORTS THAT YOU  OFFER WILL EXPAND VOCABULARY,  HELP WITH READING COMPREHENSION,  AND DEFINITELY HELP WITH  EXTENDED LEARNING,  CONCENTRATION.  GREAT GAINS WILL BE MADE.  I BELIEVE ALSO MOST IMPORTANTLY  YOU ARE INCREASING THE EQUITY  FOR BOTH PARENTS AND STUDENTS  THAT ARE IN NEED.  YOUR TEAM DEFINITELY BUILD ON  THE ACADEMIC AND THE SOCIAL,  EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THESE  CHILDREN.  I THINK THE BIG PLAN HERE IS TO  ELIMINATE BARRIERS WITH FOCUSED  INSTRUCTIONAL LEARNING.  AND I THINK THAT YOU WILL  ACCOMPLISH THAT.  I BELIEVE ALSO THAT A FISCAL --  YOU ARE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE  BECAUSE THE CHILDREN BOARD FUNDS  THIS PROJECT IN A PARTNERSHIP  WITH US, AND WE STILL HAVE FUNDS  IN OUR GENERAL FUND.  SOPHIES CALLIE RESPONSIBLE.  I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS A  GREAT TEAM EFFORT, AND YOU ARE  IN THERE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS,  OF COURSE, AND THAT THERE WILL  BE ACHIEVING SUCCESS.  SO GREAT JOB. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  THE NEXT ITEM IS NUMBER 6.08.  APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF  AGREEMENT BETWEEN BRANDON SPORTS  AND AQUATIC CENTER BSAC AND THE  SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY FOR BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER  SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS.  THIS ITEM IS BEING PULLED FOR  COMMENT BY MRS. GRAY, MRS.  STUART AND MRS. GRIFFIN.  I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE  HAVE SOME FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE  FROM BRANDON SPORTS AND  AQUATICS, MR. JEFF BURGESS,  CHRISTY LAMAR AND EDMOND GRAY.  MRS. GRAY, YOU ARE UP FIRST FOR  COMMENT ON THIS. 

>>Lynn Gray: I BELIEVE AS YOU  ALL DO QUALITY CARE DURING  SCHOOL IS CRITICAL.  BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BEFORE AND  AFTER?  AND NOW WE ARE TALKING A QUALITY  PROGRAM FOR QUALITY CARE.  I BELIEVE THAT THIS PARTICULAR  BRANDON SPORTS AND AQUATIC  CENTER IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF  PARTNERSHIP, COMMUNITY  PARTNERSHIP.  I BELIEVE IT WILL GET OUR  DISTRICT IN A MORE COMPETITIVE  TYPE OF PERCEPTION, ESPECIALLY  EAST HILLSBOROUGH.  EAST HILLSBOROUGH, WE HAVE TO  BRING IN MORE EQUITY.  THEY ARE OUT THERE, AND THROWS A  GROWING COMMUNITY.  AND IF WE DON'T START MAKING  SURE THAT WE PUT EAST  HILLSBOROUGH PARTNERSHIPS  TOGETHER, THEN OUR STUDENTS ARE  NOT GETTING THOSE CONDITIONS  THAT THEY NEED.  WE GIVE LIP SERVICE TO  AFTER-DAYCARE, BU BEFORE  DAYCARE.  YEARS AGO IT WAS JUST CALMED  DAYCARE.  I THINK WE ARE MOVING QUITE FAR  FROM THAT CONCEPT AND GETTING  INTO CONTINUING LEARNING  CONCEPTS.  AND THAT'S THE WAY TO GO.  NOT THAT THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE  FUN.  BUT LET'S MAKE THOSE TIMES,  THOSE VALUABLE TIMES, THOSE  EARLY YOUTHFUL TIMES, GOOD  ACHIEVEMENT GAINING TIMES.  I ALSO THINK THAT AGAIN AND  AGAIN, WE HAVE TO ADDRESS  PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.  AND I KNOW THIS ALSO EXEMPLIFIES  WHAT THE PARENTS WANTED, THEY  ARE PAYING FOR IT, FOR THE FEES,  AND THE COMMUNITY WANTS IT.  SO WE ARE LISTENING TO THAT EAST  HILLSBOROUGH AREA VERY CLOSE --  CLOSELY.  FINANCIAL COST IS NEUTRAL  BECAUSE THE PARENTS DO PAY, AND  THEY OF COURSE FUND AND PAY FOR  THE USE OF THE BUILDINGS,  ET CETERA.  SO IT IS A FINANCIAL NEUTRAL  EXCHANGE.  AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE  TRACYE BROWN FOR PUTTING THIS --  INITIATING THIS TOGETHER, AND  WHATEVER OTHER FOLKS THAT ARE  ASSOCIATED WITH YOU.  I JUST THINK THAT YOU ARE  STEPPING OUT OF THE BOX, SO TO  SPEAK, AND EAST HILLSBOROUGH  NEEDS THOSE TYPE OF LEADERSHIP  IDEAS AND INNOVATIVENESS.  THANK YOU SO MUCH.  BYE. 

>> THANK YOU, MRS. GRAY.  MRS. GRIFFIN, IF YOU DON'T MIND  I AM GOING TO SPEAK TO THIS  FIRST.  I WANT TO FIRST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT  BSC IS A PARTNER.  AND MRS. GRAY, YOU ARE CORRECT.  AND I DID MEET WITH BSAC AND  HEARD THEIR IDEAS ABOUT  PROVIDING SERVICES AND ACTIVITY  FOR THE STUDENTS.  I HAD MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS  WITH BOTH OUR OUT OF SCHOOL TIME  PROVIDERS AND WITH THE  SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT THIS  PROJECT.  I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE  PROCESS BY WHICH WE ARE  SELECTING AND APPROVING THIS  PROGRAM.  WHERE IS THE PROCESS?  THERE IS NOT A PROCESS.  THERE WAS NO RFP AND THERE WAS  NO RFQ, AND SO MY CONCERN IS  THAT HOW WILL WE MOVE FORWARD  WHEN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS COME  KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND WANT TO  TAKE OVER FIVE AFTER-SCHOOL  PROGRAMS AT FIVE OF OUR SCHOOLS?  WHO WILL THEY TAKE OUT?  WILL IT BE OUR PROGRAM OR  ANOTHER PROGRAM?  AND WHO MAKES THOSE DECISIONS?  NONE OF THAT IS IN PLACE AT THE  MOMENT WITH THE PROCESS.  I RECOGNIZE THAT THIS CHANGES  THE PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION ON  SERVICE, AND HOW IT FIT -- HOW  DOES IT FIT WITH OUR IMMEDIATE  SCHOOLS?  WHERE IS THE EQUITY QUIT?  AGAIN THERE IS NO PLAN.  HOW WILL SCHOOL SITES AND  AREASCHAS THESE PROGRAMS?  WHAT WILL BE OUR BENCHMARK FOR  WHAT CONSTITUTES OUR PROGRAMS  BETTER THAN OTHER PROGRAMS?  AGAIN NOTHING HAS BEEN DEVELOPED  OR PUT IN PLACE AT THIS POINT  FOR US TO MAKE THOSE TYPES OF  DECISIONS.  I RECOGNIZE THAT INDIVIDUAL NOT  FOR PROFITS CAN OBTAIN FUNDING  IN DIFFERENT WAYS IN THE  COMMUNITY THAN THE DISTRICT IS  ABLE TO, AND I AGREE THAT THIS  IS AN ASPECT OF PROVIDING CARE  AND CONSTRUCTIVE AFTER AND  BEFORE CARE AS WELL AS SUMMER  ACTIVITY THAT WE HAVE BEEN NOT  BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE SO I AM  NOT OPPOSED TO THE IDEA.  I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE PROCESS  AND I THINK THAT FALLS ON  SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF.  I THINK WE NEED TO BALANCE WHAT  THE COMMUNITY IS ASKING FOR AND  WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE AND  I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER THE  VERY DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES  AND THE LOSS OF POTENTIAL  REVENUE THAT WE MAY INCUR WITH  PUTTING A POSITION OF -- A  PROGRAM LIKE THIS IN PLACE.  AGAIN, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE BSAC.  THEY HAVE BEEN A PARTNER.  THIS  IS NOT ABOUT THEM AS A PARTNER.   THIS IS ABOUT OUR PROCESS AND MY  FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE WITH THE WAY  THIS HAS ALL TRANSPIRED.  I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE  SUPERINTENDENT TO MOVE TO PUT A  PROCESS?  PLACE, BECAUSE AGAIN I  BELIEVE THAT WE DO NEED OUR  COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PROVIDE  THE SERVICES THAT OUR STUDENTS  AND OUR FAMILIES ARE ASKING FOR.  BUT WE HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE IN  THE SAND AS TO HOW WE GET THERE,  AND HOW AND WHEN WE EVALUATE AND  MOVE FORWARD ON THESE PROCESSES.  SO I'LL LEAVE THE FLOOR OPEN TO  COMMENT AGAIN LATER ON.  MRS. GRIFFIN WAS IN LINE TO  COMMENT NEXT.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: THANK YOU.  AND I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE TO  SAY A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT I  HAD PLANNED ON SAYING BECAUSE  YOU SUD SAID THEM FOR ME.  I HAVE GOTTEN MULTIPLE CALLS  ABOUT THIS FROM OTHERS IN THE  COMMUNITY WHO -- THEY ARE  WATCHDOGS, AND I AM ONLY AS GOOD  AT MY JOB AS THE PEOPLE WHO HELP  TO MONITOR OUR AGENDAS AND TO BE  IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE THEIR  EAR TO THE GROUND ON THINGS, AND  I CAN TELL THAT YOU THIS ONE  REALLY GOT SOME PEOPLE'S  ATTENTION.  I HEARD THAT IT DOESN'T PASS THE  SMELL TEST BY MORE THAN ONE  PERSON.  IN THE WAY THE PROCESS WAS  HANDLED.  THERE WAS NO RFP.  THERE WAS NO RFQ.  I WAS LOOKING AT THE  TRANSPORTATION, BECAUSE WHEN I  HEARD ABOUT THE PROGRAM, AND  MRS. BROWN TALKED TO ME, OR DR.  BROWN DID TALK TO ME ABOUT IT,  THE FACT THAT OUR STUDENTS WOULD  BE GETTING SOMETHING THAT THEY  ARE NOT GETTING IN THE HOST  PROGRAM WAS APPEALING TO ME.  SO I ASKED WHEN I LOOKED AT THE  CONTRACT WHEN IT CAME FORWARD, I  DID DID NOT SEE ANY  TRANSPORTATION IN THERE.  SO MY QUESTION TO MRS. ZING WHEN  SHE CALLED ME YESTERDAY WAS,  WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?  AND SHE SAID, IT'S GOING TO BE  ON-SITE.  THE PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE  ON-SITE.  SO IF IT'S NOT GOING TO BE AT  THE AQUATIC CENTER, THEN WHAT  DIFFERENCE IS IT BETWEEN OUR  HOST PROGRAM AND WHAT'S BEING  OFFERED?  IT IS NOT FINANCIALLY COST  NEUTRAL.  WE ARE GOING TO BE LOSING ABOUT  $30,000, $28,000 A YEAR ON THIS.  IF PI UNDERSTAND THE NUMBERS  CORRECTLY.  AND IF THOSE NUMBERS ARE NOT  CORRECT, PLEASE CORRECT ME  PUBLICLY.  I HAVE IN A ISSUE WITH THAT. 

>> ACTUALLY, THE FUNDS THAT ARE  COLLECTED, THE REVENUE THAT'S  COLLECTD IS ACTUALLY GOING BACK  INTO THE PROGRAM.  I THINK YOU HAVE ALREADY  EXPRESSED THAT.  WE ARE ACTUALLY COLLECTING FUNDS  FOR FACILITY USAGE FOR THE  PROGRAM TO BE HELD ON-SITE.  TRANSPORTATION, THERE IS AN  OPPORTUNITY FOR THE KIDS TO BE  TRANSPORTED BY BSAC.  THEY HAVE THEIR OWN  TRANSPORTATION TO BE TRANSPORTED  TO THEIR FACILITY FOR EXTRA  PROGRAMS. 

>>April Griffin: WHERE IS THE  LIABILITY IN THE CONTRACT FOR  THAT THEN?  IF THEY ARE IN OUR CARE ON OUR  CAMPUSES, THEN THERE'S NOTHING  IN THERE FOR THAT.  SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS  TO BE ADDRESSED BEFORE I AM EVEN  WILLING TO LOOK AT MOVING  FORWARD ON THIS.  AND AS FAR AS THE MONEYS THAT WE  ARE LOSING FOR THESE FIVE  SCHOOLS, WE CHARGE HOST A FEE,  WE THE DISTRICT CHARGE HOST A  FEE TO -- WHAT IS IT, A  MANAGEMENT FEE?  WHAT'S IT CALLED, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT? 

>> INDIRECT COSTS? 

>>April Griffin: I AM DIRECT  COSTS.  WE CHARGE THOSE.  IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT $30,000  THAT WE ARE LOSING ON THIS? 

>> ACTUALLY, THE I AM DIRECT  COSTS ARE ASSESSED BY WHAT WE  BRING N.WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BE  DOING INSTEAD IS THOSE DOLLARS  THAT ARE TYPICALLY COLLECTED  THAT ARE ALWAYS COLLECTED FOR  THE CHILD CARE WILL GO BACK INTO  SUPPORTING THE PROGRAM AS IT  DOES FOR HOST.  THEY WILL RECEIVE INCENTIVES OF  THE SCHOOL.  THE SCHOOLS THEMSELVES WILL  RECEIVE INCENTIVES TO DO SPECIAL  THINGS WITH.  THE SCHOOLS, IT ALSO PAYS FOR  STAFF AS IT DOES WITH THE HOST  PROGRAM P.IT PAYS FOR EQUIPMENT,  AND HOST, AND IT WOULD DO THE  SAME THING WITH BSAC.  SO WE ARE REALLY JUST PICKING UP  THE DISTRICT. 

>>April Griffin: YOU ARE SAYING  IT IS COST NEUTRAL? 

>> IT IS COST NEUTRAL, YES. 

>> THEN I'LL TAKE THAT ARGUMENT  OFF THE TABLE AND I STAND  CORRECTED.  THE PROCESS STILL IS SOMETHING  THAT I TAKE EXCEPTION WITH,  BECAUSE THIS WAS NOT SOMETHING  THAT WAS DURING THE PRIVATE  PRINCIPALS MYSELF, THIS WAS  COMING FROM OUTSIDE THE SCHOOLS.  WE NEED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF  PROCESS IN PLACE.  I AGREE WITH MEMBER STUART THAT  WE NEED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF  PROCESS IN PLACE THAT WILL ALLOW  FOR PRINCIPALS, WITH THE  PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE ARE REALLY  TRYING TO GET THEM TO CREATE IN  THE COMMUNITY AS THEY ARE  GROWING AS LEADERS, AND NOT JUST  BEING SOCIETY BASED.  THEY ARE GOING OUT INTO THE  COMMUNITIES.  I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING IN PLACE  THAT THE PRINCIPALS ARE DRIVING  THIS DECISION FOR THEIR  STUDENTS.  WE TALK ABOUT THAT AUTONOMY.  SO MOVING FORWARD, THERE NEEDS  TO BE SOME SORT OF PROCESS THAT  INCLUDES THAT.  I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE MRS.  STUART IS THINKING ABOUT IN THAT  REGARD.  BUT MY EXCEPTION WITH THIS IS  WITH THE PROCESS ITSELF, AND  WITH THE FACT THAT THERE IS NOT  A CLAUSE IN THE CONTRACT FOR  TRANSPORTATION.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MRS. GRAY? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU,  MRS. GRAY.  A COUPLE OF THINGS FIRST OF ALL.  MR. GIBSON, IF YOU COULD LOOK AT  THE -- THERE IS AN  INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE IN THE  CONTRACT.  I HOPE THAT ADDRESSES SOME OF  THE CONCERNS THAT WERE BROUGHT  UP EARLIER WITH REGARD TO  LIABILITY.  SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADDRESS  THAT IN JUST A MOMENT.  WE WANT TO LET NOW A LITTLE  ABOUT THE PROCESS BECAUSE THIS  IS ABOUT A THREE-YEAR PROCESS TO  GET TO THIS POINT.  WHICH INVOLVED A LOT OF VETTING.  OBVIOUSLY, SOME ARE VERY UNIQUE  IN WHAT IS OFFERED.  OBVIOUSLY BRANDON AQUATIC CENTER  IS WELL KNOWN IN THE BRANDON  COMMUNITY.  FAMILIES, PARENTS, OBVIOUSLY  HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INVESTMENT  IN THAT PARTICULAR ORGANIZATION.  NOT ONLY FOR OUR KIDS, BUT FOR  OUR ATHLETES, TO ACTUALLY GET  BACK INTO THAT PROGRAM AT  BRANDON AQUATIC CENTER.  THREE YEARS AGO, MUCH LIKE ANY  PARTNERSHIP, IT STARTS WITH A  CONVERSATION ABOUT WE FEEL WE  HAVE A NEED TO DO MORE FOR THIS  COMMUNITY.  WHAT CAN WE DO MORE TO PROVIDE  OUR IMPACT FOR THE KIDS, FOR THE  FAMILIES THAT WE HAVE HERE  RESIDING IN THE BRANDON  COMMUNITY?  FIRST OF ALL, THE INTEREST OF  BSAC IS LOCAL.  I MEAN, THEY HAVE A LOCAL  INTEREST IN THE BRANDON  COMMUNITY.  IT'S NOTE A COUNTYWIDE INTEREST.  IT'S A LOCAL INTEREST BASED OFF  OF THEIR FACILITY.  SO IT STARTED WITH INITIAL  CONVERSATION MUCH LIKE  PARTNERSHIPS DO START WITH, AND  THEN IT STARTED MORE WITH A  VETTING PROCESS, SITE  VISITATION, MRS. BROWN, MYSELF,  OTHERS HAVE VISITED TO GET A  GOOD LOOK AT THE SITE, THE  FACILITY, WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS,  SUMMER, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS  ARE OFFERED HERE.  THOSE DISCUSSIONS OBVIOUSLY IN  TALKING TO OTHER PEOPLE THAT  HAVE SOME SORT OF CONNECTION  WITH THE BRANDON SCHOOL AQUATIC  CENTER AS PROGRAMS DO, WE HAD  THOSE DISCUSSIONS AS WELL.  THE NEXT STEP IS ABOUT WHEN YOU  ENTER INTO A PARTNERSHIP, HOW DO  YOU WANT TO ENTER SO YOU HAVE  SOME SORT OF TRANSITION PLAN  THAT'S GOING TO HELP SET ANY  PARTNER UP FOR SUCCESS.  WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE A HOST  PROGRAM.  WE ALREADY HAVE A Y PROGRAM IN  THE YMCA HAS BEEN A PARTNER IN  ABOUT 20 OF OUR SCHOOLS  PROVIDING ON-SITE SERVICES.  THE UNIQUENESS ABOUT BSAC  COMPARED TO A PROGRAM LIKE THE  Y, IF THEY HAVE THEIR OWN  FACILITY, THEY CAN OFFER  ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING AND  SUPPORT FOR OUR KIDS.  THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS VERY  WELL KNOWN IN THE BRANDON  COMMUNITY.  SO WITH THAT, WE ENTERED A  PROCESS OF HOW DO WE GET TO A  POINT WHERE WE CAN HAVE A SMALL  GROUP OF SCHOOLS, OBVIOUSLY THE  SCHOOLS ON THE LIST ARE VERY  MUCH CENTERED AROUND THE BSAC  CENTER, AND THEN HOW CAN WE AS A  HOST TRANSITION THAT PROGRAM SO  THAT WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SETTING  IT UP FOR SUCCESS AS BEST AS  POSSIBLE.  IN THE AGREEMENT, THE SCHOOLS  STILL GET THEIR INCENTIVE FUNDS  MUCH LIKE THROUGH THE HOST  PROGRAM.  IN THIS PARTICULAR ONE, THEY ARE  PAYING ON-SITE FEE AS WELL AS  FOR FACILITY, COST.  THERE IS SURVEYING.  THERE IS GOING TO BE EVALUATION  IN THIS PROGRAM SO THAT WE HAVE  A COMPARISON.  WE NOW HAVE THE Y.  WE HAVE OUR OWN HOST PROGRAM.  OUR HOST PROGRAMS, OTHER THAN  OUR OWN SCHOOL SITES, WE DON'T  HAVE OTHER SITES MUCH LIKE A  BSAC OFFERS.  SO WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT  SOMETHING UNIQUE, THAT'S WE LOOK  FOR IN SOME OF THESE OFFERINGS.  WITH THAT, AS WE TALKED WITH MR.  BURGESS AND THE OTHERS AT BSAC,  WE HAVE KIND OF GOT TONE THIS  POINT WHERE WE FEEL IT'S A GOOD  TIME, BECAUSE WE KNOW WE ARE  ABOUT READY TO GROW OUR HOST  PROGRAM EVEN MORE.  AS WE ENTER INTO THE NEXT COUPLE  OF YEARS, AS WE LOOK AT ALTERING  BELL TIMES, THERE'S GOING TO BE  A NEED FOR A HOST STAFF TO  INCREASE THEIR STAFFING AT OTHER  SCHOOLS AS WELL.  SO HOW WE  LEVERAGE OUR GREAT COMMUNITY  PARTNERS IN DOING THAT, WE FEEL  LIKE IT'S A GOOD FIRST STEP.  AND TO BE ABLE TO TRANSITION US  WELL, WE FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE A  WIN FOR OUR KIDS AND A WIN FOR  THE BRANDON COMMUNITY. 

>>Lynn Gray: SO WHAT I WANTED TO  JUST MAKE MENTION IS WHENEVER  YOU GET INNOVATIVE IN YOUR  EDUCATIONAL STYLE, IF YOU WILL,  THERE MATE NOT BE LIKE A  DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE  WRITTEN AND FOLLOWED LETTER BY  LETTER.  IN FACT, YOU MIGHT HAVE TO START  THE PROCESS JUST BY BEGINNING A  PROCESS THAT STARTS OUT WITH  MAKING -- IN BUILDING  RELATIONSHIPS.  AND FOR THREE YEARS IT SEEMS TO  ME THAT YOU HAVE, AND YOU HAVE  COME UP WITH -- I DON'T WANT TO  SAY IT GOING TO REPLACE HOST.  I THINK IT COMPLIMENT IT BECAUSE  AGAIN AND AGAIN WE ARE SERVING  THE NEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN, AND  WE HAVE A GROWING COMMUNITY IN  EAST HILLSBOROUGH AND WE HAVE TO  ADDRESS THAT WITH MORE DAILY  CARE, BEFORE AND AFTER.  THERE'S NO WAY -- THERE'S NO  ARGUMENT THERE.  IT IS NECESSARY.  BUT I'M VERY CURIOUS ABOUT A  PARTICULAR POINT OF THIS.  AND EXCUSE ME FOR BEING A LITTLE  BIT IN OTHER WORDSY HERE ON THIS  ARTICLE 15.  AGREES TO PAY INCENTIVE MONEYS  AS SET FORTH IN THE ATTACHMENT  TO EACH SCHOOL BEFORE THE LAST  DAY OF EACH NINE-WEEK SESSION.  SO MY COMPETITIVENESS ALLOWED ME  TO SAY, WELL, HOW DO I GET THIS  INCENTIVE MONEY?  HOW DOES THAT WORK?  FAILS TO TIMELY PAY INCENTIVE  MONEYS, OR SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY  IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE.  SO WHAT IS THIS?  THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING.  PLEASE DO. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THAT'S  SOMETHING THAT THE HOST PROGRAM  THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR  YEARS AS WELL SO THIS IS  MIRRORING THAT.  OBVIOUSLY CREATE SOME SORT OF  USAGE FOR OUR SITE.  SO IN MANY WAYS, OUR SCHOOLS  GIVE INCENTIVE BACK TO THEIR  SCHOOLS FOR ALLOWING AN ACTUAL  PROGRAM TO RESIDE ON THEIR SITE.  THIS IS ANOTHER PART OF THE  AGREEMENT.  AND OUR HOST PROGRAM SO IT VERY  SIMILAR TO THAT.  THAT'S WHERE THE PROCESS IS.  WE DIDN'T WANT SCHOOLS THAT BE  WOULD BE PERHAPS GETTING A  DIFFERENT SERVICE TO LOSE OUT ON  ANYTHING THEY MIGHT HAVE  CURRENTLY BEEN RECEIVING THROUGH  THE HOST THAT SUPPORTS THE  AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU,  SUPERINTENDENT.  LASTLY -- OH, SORRY. 

>> THE WAY THE INCENTIVE IS  CALCULATED IS LISTED RIGHT  THERE.  BASED ON THE NUMBER OF  ENROLLMENT.  THE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS. 

>>Lynn Gray: AND I JUST WANTED  TO SAY AND SUBMIT THIS FOR --  NOT CONVERSATION BUT AS A FACT.  I ALSO REPRESENT THE ENTIRE  COUNTY, AND I HAVE HAD VERY  POSITIVE REACTIONS FOR THIS BY  THE E-MAILS.  SO I AM, I SUPPOSE, PROBABLY A  HUGE PROPONENT OF THIS  PARTICULAR CARE SERVICE FOR EAST  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: SO THE  EVALUATION PIECE, THAT'S WHAT WE  DO WITH HOST, RIGHT? 

>> YES, IT IS. 

>>April Griffin: I WOULD LIKE TO  MAKE A MOTION TO PULL THIS ITEM  FOR SEPARATE VOTE. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THROWS A MOTION  ON THE FLOOR TO PULL THIS ITEM  FOR SECOND VOTE BY MRS. GRIFFIN  AND SECOND BY MRS. HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTES WHEN THE LIGHTS COME  UP.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  WE WILL VOTE ON THIS SEPARATELY.  BOARD MEMBERS, THE ITEM IS TO  APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF  AGREEMENT BETWEEN BRANDON SPORTS  AND AQUATIC CENTER AND THE  SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY AND THE IMPLEMENTATION  AND OPERATION OF BEFORE SCHOOL,  AFTER SCHOOL, AND SUMMER SCHOOL  PROGRAMS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  I'M SORRY, I NEED A MOTION TO  APPROVE.  DID YOU GET THAT?  SO THERE IS NO MOTION TO  APPROVE.  I NEED SOME FORM OF  METEOROLOGIST.  MRS. HARRIS?  I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS.  MRS. HARRIS MOVES FOR APPROVAL  WITH A SECOND BY MRS. VALDES.  MRS. GRAY? 

>>Lynn Gray: MR. PORTER, WHEN WE  MAKE AN APPROVAL BY THE BOARD,  IS IT ESSENTIAL THAT ALL BOARD  MEMBERS -- I KNOW WE SHOULD HAVE  A QUORUM.  OF COURSE, WE DO.  BUT IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE THE  WHOLE BOARD TO BE HERE? 

>>Jim Porter: NO.  THE BOARD CAN MEET THE QUORUM  WHICH IN YOUR CASE IS FOUR  MEMBERS.  AS LONG AS THERE ARE FOUR  MEMBERS PRESENT AND THEY TAKE  ACTION, AND IF FLEECE A MOTION  YOU NEED TO AFFIRMATIVELY VOTE  FOR THE MOTION OR AGAINST IT BUT  THERE'S NO REQUIREMENT THAT IT  BE ALL SEVEN MEMBERS.  TO VOTE A PARTICULAR WAY. 

>> BOARD MEMBERS, I HAVE A  MOTION ON THE FLOOR BY MRS.  HARRIS AND SECOND BY MRS.  HARRIS.  PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS  COME UP.  MRS. GRAY?  AND THE MOTION PASSES 4 TO 2  WITH MRS. GRIFFIN AND MRS.  STUART VOTING NAY.  OUR NEXT ITEM IS NUMBER 610,  APPROVE THE CONTRACT FOR SPORTS  LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT, SLAM  ACADEMY.  CYNTHIA DECLINE, SUPERVISOR OF  CHARTER SCHOOLS WILL PRESENT  THIS ITEM.  YOU ARE HIGHLIGHTING FOR MYSELF  WITH A COMMENT BY MRS. GRAY,  MRS. HARRIS AND MRS. GRIFFIN.  WELCOME. 

>> THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR, BOARD  MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS  AND STAFF.  TODAY I WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING TWO  CONTRACTS FOR NEW CHARTER  SCHOOLS OPENING IN AUGUST.  THE FIRST ITEM IS 6.10, A 5-YEAR  CONTRACT FOR SPORTS LEADERSHIP  AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY TAMPA.  ALSO REFERRED TO AS SLAM TAMPA.  SLAM TAMPA APPLIED IN AUGUST  2015 AND WAS APPROVED IN  DECEMBER THE SAME YEAR.  IT DEFERRED OPENING FOR ONE  YEAR, AND IT IS LOCATED IN  CITRUS PARK ON GUNN HIGHWAY.  THE SCHOOL SERVES GRADES 6  THROUGH 12 AND BE OPEN TO ALL  STUDENTS ENTRUSTED IN CAREERS IN  SPORTS LEADERSHIP AND  MANAGEMENT.  IN FACT IT WILL OFFER THREE  CAREER ACADEMY:  SPORTS  MEDICINE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND  SPORTS TV PRODUCTION, AND SPORTS  MARKETING, ENTERTAINMENT AND  MANAGEMENT.  IN ITS FIRST YEAR ENROLLMENT IS  PROJECTED AT 500 STUDENTS IN  GRADES 6 THROUGH 10.  TWO OF THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE  LOCAL RESIDENTS.  THE SCHOOL WILL BE MANAGED BY  ACADEMICCA WHICH CURRENTLY  OPERATES THREE SLAM SCHOOLS IN  MIAMI, PALM BEACH, AND  LAS VEGAS.  AND OVER 100 SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE.  AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO  INTRODUCE TO YOU ALEX TOMARGO,  THE FIRST SLAM SCHOOL AND NOW  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS OF SLAM  SCHOOL.  AND THEN JIM GRIFFIN, THE  PRINCIPAL OF SLAM TAMPA. 

>> I THINK DEROSA, I THINK --  DIRECTOR FOR ACADEMICS.  I THINK HE'S HERE.  THE SECOND ITEM IS 6.10.  MAY I MOVE ON?  6.10.  6.11.  THANK YOU.  6.117 IS A FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT  FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING  CENTER.  THE SCHOOL WORKED CLOSELY WITH  THE DISTRICT AND THE APPLICATION  WAS APPROVED ON APRIL 4th,  2017.  THEIR PURPOSE IS TO PREPARE  STUDENTS IN THE EAST TAMPA  COMMUNITY TO ENTER PUBLIC SCHOOL  IN THIRD GRADE AT OR ABOVE LEVEL  AND READY TO TACKLE THE RIGORS  OF THEIR EDUCATION.  THEY WILL SERVE KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH SECOND GRADE, AND  ENROLLMENT FOR YEAR ONE WILL BE  A MAXIMUM OF 36 STUDENTS IN  KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE.  AND THEN YEAR 2 AND FOLLOWING,  THE SCHOOL WILL ENROLL A MAXIMUM  56 STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH SECOND GRADE.  THE FACILITY IS READY, AND IS  LOCATED AT 34th STREET AND  CHELSEA IN EAST TAMPA.  IT WILL HAVE A TRADITIONAL  CURRICULUM FOCUSING ON  PRELITERACY AND LITERACY SKILLS,  VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENT, AND PROJECT-BASED  LEARNING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS ARE LOCAL AND  WILL WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH  THE SCHOOL'S COMMUNITY ADVISORY  BOARD COMPRISED OF STRONG  COMMUNITY LEADERS THROUGHOUT  TAMPA BAY.  THEY HAVE A STRONG DESIRE AND  WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN A  COMMUNITY OR SHARED KNOWLEDGE  AND COLLABORATION WITH  TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS TO IMPACT  LIKE STUDENTS.  I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU  TODAY MICHELLE SHIMBERG, WHO IS  HERE.  THANK YOU, MICHELLE.  AND FRAN McCREAMN IS DIRECTOR  OF SCHOOLS.  SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HERE BUT  SHE WAS IN A TRAINING AND  COULDN'T BE HERE AT THE MOMENT.  BUT FRAN IS WELL ESTABLISHED  PRINCIPAL, VERY PASSIONATE  PRINCIPAL AS WELL.  SO WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE HER ON  BOARD. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM NUMBER  6.12.  ACTUALLY, BOARD MEMBERS, IT IS  4:10 AND I APOLOGIZE.  WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THE  APPOINTMENTS.  MRS. VALDES. 

>>Susan Valdes: BEFORE WE MOVE  ONTO THE APPOINTMENTS, I WOULD  LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO PULL  AGENDA ITEM 6.10 AND 6.11 OUT  FOR SEPARATE VOTE SINCE WE HAVE  GUESTS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THERE'S A MOTION  ON THE FLOOR TO VOTE ON 6.10 AND  6.11 SEPARATELY, SECOND BY MRS.  HARRIS.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, BOARD  MEMBERS?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME  UP.  AND IT PASSES.  MRS. VALDES. 

>>Susan Valdes: NOW I WOULD LIKE  TO MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPROVE BOTH SLAM AND -- I  DON'T HAVE IN THE FRONT OF ME --  EARLY CHILDHOOD. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MOTION BY MRS.  VALDES, SECOND BY MRS.  SHAMBERGER TO ACCEPT THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR BOTH ITEMS 6.10 AND 6.11.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, BOARD  MEMBERS?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME  UP.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  THANK YOU.  THANK YOU TO THE CHARTER  DIVISION FOR BEING HERE AND TO  OUR GIFTS THIS EVENING.  WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  NOW WE WILL GO BACK TO THE  APPOINTMENTS.  MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: BOARD MEMBERS,  THE ONE ADMINISTRATIVE  APPOINTMENTS APPOINTMENT COMING  BUFF TODAY ON THE AGENDA HAS  BEEN PROPERLY ADVERTISED,  APPROPRIATE SCREENINGS WERE HELD  AND INTERVIEWS BEFORE THE  SUPERINTENDENT AND  SUPERINTENDENT STAFF WERE  CONDUCTED.  MANAGEMENT ADOPTED BY THE BOARD  WAS FOLLOWED.  IT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT  CHANTELLE ANGELLETIE IN CHICAGO,  ILLINOIS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.  SHE BEGAN HER CAREER IN 2000 AS  A LEAD TEACHER DEPARTMENT CHAIR  AT BURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.  FROM 2010 TO 12 SHE SERVED AS  INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEADER AT  GARRFIELD HUMBOLT NETWORK.  IN 2012 AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL  AT FORT DEARBORN ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL N.2013 AS INSTRUCTIONAL  SUPPORT LEADER FOR NETWORK 3 IN  CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  FROM 2015 TO PRESENT, SHE SERVED  AS PRINCIPAL AT BURN ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT.  I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND TO  APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATION OF  THE PRINCIPAL SULPHUR SPRINGS  K-8.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS.  SHIMBERGER AND SECOND BY MRS.  GRAY.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE PLEASE INDICATE YOUR  VOTE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME UP,  BOARD MEMBERS.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  MRS. ANGELITTI, PLEASE STAND TO  BE RECOGNIZED.  WELCOME.  [ APPLAUSE ]  AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO  ARE WITH YOU TODAY.  [ APPLAUSE ]

>>Jeffrey Eakins: WE ALSO HAVE  TODAY UNDER 4.02 A, TWO NEW  ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, THEIR VERY  FIRST ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL ROLE.  II WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHIA TO  THE STALL PRINCIPAL FOR STUDENT  AFFAIRS AT VAN BURN MIDDLE  SCHOOL AND THISTLE, AT TAMPA  PALMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO THE  CENTRAL PARROT AT McKENNEDY  LICK WILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: FOR THOSE OF YOU  WHO ARE HERE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE  APPOINTMENTS, YOU ARE FREE TO  LEAVE QUIETLY AT THIS TIME IF  YOU WOULD LIKE TO WHILE WE  CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF OUR  AGENDA.  WE WILL RETURN TO ITEM NUMBER  6.12.  NUMBER 6.12 IS REVISE THE  AGREEMENT WITH HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY LACROSSE ALLIANCE HALAX  BEGINNING WITH THE 2017 LACROSSE  SEASON.  OUR DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS  DEPARTMENT WILL HIGHLIGHT FOR  THIS MYSELF WITH COMMENTS FROM  MRS. HARRIS AND MRS. GRIFFIN.  MR. ROBINSON. 

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM CHAIR,  BOARD MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENT,  STAFF.  I ASK HALAX TO JOIN ME UP FRONT.  BECAUSE WE HAVE A COUPLE OF  BOARD MEMBERS I AM GOING TO GIVE  A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORICAL  PERSPECTIVE AND GET TO THIS  CONTRACT THAT WE ARE TALKING  ABOUT HERE TODAY.  THIS HAS BEEN ABOUT A 5-YEAR  JOURNEY STARTING BACK IN 2012  WHEN THERE WERE 8 CLUB TEAMS IN  EXISTENCE THAT APPROACHED THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT, THEY FORMED  HALAX ASSOCIATION THAT WAS  JOINED TO TRY TO INSTITUTE HIGH  SCHOOL, LACROSSE IN OUR SCHOOLS.  THOSE 8 SCHOOLS WERE ALANZO,  GRANT, FREEDOM, NEWSOME, GRANT,  STEINBRENNER AND WHARTON.  AND THROUGH MUCH DISCUSSION AND  SEVERAL MEETINGS WE MOVED  FORWARD WITH THE HALAX PROGRAM  AND IN ADDITION TO THOSE EIGHT  SCHOOLS, BOARD MEMBERS, WE  REQUESTED HALAX OBVIOUSLY  OBLIGED TO ADD JEFFERSON AND  TAMPA BAY TECH TO BRING THAT  TOTAL TO TEN.  THEN WE STARTED DOWN THE  CONVERSATION OR INCLUDED THE  CONVERSATION OF HOW DO WE EXPAND  LACROSSE?  BECAUSE ULTIMATELY HALAX CAME  WITH THE APPROACH OF WE WANTED  TO PUT LACROSSE IN OUR SCHOOLS,  BUT THEN ULTIMATELY GET IT IN  ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.  SO WE DEVELOPED A PROCESS IN  BLOOMINGDALE AND SICKLES HAS  SINCE BEEN ADDED BRINGING OUR  TOTAL TO 12.  IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT  IN DOING SO, WE WANTED TO MAKE  SURE THAT WE DID NOT IMPACT OUR  GENDER EQUITY NUMBERS, SO ADDING  BOYS AND GIRLS SPORTS WAS A  REALLY IMPORTANT THING FOR THE  BOARD AND ALL THOSE THAT WERE  PART OF THAT CONVERSATION.  HALAX'S APPROACH WHEN THEY CAME  TO THE DISTRICT WAS ONE THAT WAS  UNIQUE TO BE QUITE HONEST WITH  YOU.  IT WAS TO ESTABLISH A  PAY-FOR-PLAY PROGRAM WHICH IS  THE ONLY SPORT THAT WE HAVE IN  THE CURRENT STATE.  AND THAT PAY FOR PLAY IS  SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE EXPLORED  AND OBVIOUSLY HAD IN PLACE FOR  THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS DURING  THE PROGRAM, PILOT PROGRAM, SO  NOW WE ARE INTO THE PHASE OF  WHAT'S NEXT?  AND THROUGH OUR MANY  DISCUSSIONS, WE WANTED TO EXTEND  THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT  BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND  HALAX, AND THAT AGREEMENT WOULD  BE THAT WE WOULD OVERTAKE THE  OPERATIONAL SIDE OF LACROSSE,  AND HALAX WOULD BE THERE TO  SUPPORT THE EXPANSION PART AS  THEY HAVE DONE SINCE THE  INCEPTION.  THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS  THAT I NEED TO POINT OUT, IF YOU  HAVE IT IN FRONT OF YOU.  PAGE 2, HALAX AGREED TO CONTINUE  WITH SOME FINANCIAL -- NOT  OBLIGATIONS FINANCIAL HELP TO  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE  OPERATION OF LACROSSE.  AND IN RETURN, OBVIOUSLY THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT, WE OWE THEM  SOMETHING, AND WHAT WE WANT TO  DO IS ALLOW FOR SOME DIFFERENT  SCHEDULING OPTIONS THAN WE  NORMALLY OPERATE UNDER, AND THEN  OBVIOUSLY LET HALAX CONTINUE TO  RECOMMEND COACHES SO THAT  PRINCIPALS HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT  ARE EXPERIENCED WITH LACROSSE  BROUGHT TO THEM BY HALAX.  THOSE ARE REALLY THE CHANGES  THAT WE ARE ADDING TO THE  PROCESS.  BUT THE BIG ONE TO REALLY  SUMMARIZE IS THAT WE ARE GOING  TO BE TAKING OVER THE  OPERATIONAL SIDE, AND THEN HAVE  THEIR SUPPORT AS WE MOVE  FORWARD.  OKAY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  ROBIN SOME.  MRS. HARRIS, YOU HAD A COMMENT,  AND MRS. GRIFFIN? 

>>Sally Harris: MY COMMENT IS  JUST THAT I AM VERY EXCITED  ABOUT THIS.  I KNOW THAT MY SON HAS BEEN OUT  OF SCHOOL NOW SEVEN YEARS AND  WAS PART OF THAT FIRST GROUP,  AND IT'S JUST REALLY A PLEASURE  TO BE A PART OF THIS PROGRAM AND  SEE IT COME OUT FOR MORE OF OUR  STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.  SO THANK YOU.  AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR  PERSISTENCE. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRIFFIN? 

>>April Griffin: THANK YOU.  I REMEMBER MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I  GOT THE CALL FROM MARK SHARPE,  COUNTY COMMISSIONER, WHO WANTED  ME TO MEET WITH A GROUP OF  PEOPLE ABOUT THIS, AND WHEN I  STARTED RESEARCHING IT --  BECAUSE I RAISED MUSICIANS, SO I  WASN'T RAISING THE ATHLETES.  WHEN I STARTED LOOKING INTO IT,  AND I SAW ALL OF THE SCHOLARSHIP  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STUDENTS,  THE FACT THAT THE FLORIDA HIGH  SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HAD  MADE IT A SANCTIONED SPORT, AND  IT WOULD ALLOW OUR STUDENTS TO  BE ABLE TO GO ONTO MANY  DIFFERENT UNITS ACROSS THE  NATION AND EVEN HERE IN TAMPA  WHERE LACROSSE IS BECOMING A  VERY BIG SPORT.  WE SEE THAT BIG BEAUTIFUL  LACROSSE STADIUM AT U.T. NOW.  IT BECOMING AWAY OF LIFE DOWN  HERE BECAUSE YOU CAN PLAY IT AND  PRACTICE IT ALL YEAR LONG,  UNLIKE UP NORTH.  SO I HAVE BEEN REALLY PLEASED TO  SEE THIS EXPANSION AND THE  PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN REALLY A  WONDERFUL ONE.  THANK YOU.  AND PLEASE PASS THAT ALONG TO  YOUR BOARD MEMBERS AS WELL.  BUT AGAIN, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR  SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUR STUDENTS.   THIS WAS JUST ONE MORE OF THOSE  THINGS THAT GO ON TO BE  SUCCESSFUL AND THAT'S WHAT WE  ARE DOING IS PREPARING OUR  STUDENTS FOR LIFE SO, THIS FITS  VERY WELL INTO OUR VISION AND  OUR MISSION FOR THIS DISTRICT.  I KEEP USING THIS LACROSSE  PARTNERSHIP IN CONVERSATIONS,  AND I KNOW IT GIVES MR. ROBINSON  HEARTBURN EVERY TIME I SAY IT  ABOUT LOOKING AT SPORTS IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN A  DIFFERENT WAY.  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS, TOO,  THOUGH, IS THAT IT IS A PAY FOR  PLAY, BUT FOR THE STUDENTS WHO  HAVE DIFFICULTY COMING UP WITH  THE MONEY TO PLAY THIS SPORT,  THE PARTNERSHIP HAS ALLOWED THEM  TO DO THAT.  IT'S ALSO MY UNDERSTANDING THAT  THERE WAS A NEW REGULATION THAT  THE HELMETS HAD TO BE DIFFERENT,  FOR THE FEMALES THIS YEAR, AND  YOU ALL ARE STEPPING UP TO THE  PLATE AND HELPING US WITH THAT.  SO AGAIN, THANK YOU.  BUT THIS, BOARD MEMBERS, IS FOR  THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT BEEN A  PART OF THIS FROM THE VERY  BEGINNING, IS ONE OF THOSE WAYS  THAT WE CAN THINK OUTSIDE THE  BOX AND LOOK AT PARTNERSHIPS  WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY TO MAKE  SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE ALL  THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO  THEM.  BUT I AM REALLY PLEASED TO SEE  THIS.  I KNOW THERE'S A DIFFERENT WAY  THAT WE ARE TRANSPORTING  STUDENTS TO OUT-OF-COUNTY GAMES  THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO  WORK WITH ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS  ON. 

>> TRANSPORTATION, JUST THE  WHOLE SCHEDULE. 

>>April Griffin: THE WHOLE  SCHEDULE OF OUT-OF-COUNTY GAMES.  SO AGAIN YOU ARE THINKING ALL  THE TIME OUT OF THE BOX AND  WORKING TO CREATE THESE NEW  PROCESSES WITH THIS.  SO I HOPE THAT YOU ARE  DOCUMENTING ALL OF THIS AS YOU  GO, BECAUSE WE ARE IN A TIME  WHERE WE ARE GOING TO, YOU KNOW,  MAYBE START LOOKING AT THINGS IN  A DIFFERENT WAY, AND IT'S GOING  TO DEPEND ON YOU TO DO THAT.  SO THANK YOU TO THE HALAX, THANK  YOU TO ALL OF YOUR WORK,  LANNESS, ON ALL OF THIS.  I THINK WE ARE BENEFITING OUR  STUDENTS GREATLY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRIFFIN.  MRS. GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MADAM  CHAIR.  NICE TO MEET YOU, LANNESS  ROBINSON.  I HEARD MANY WONDERFUL THINGS  ABOUT YOU.  BUT REAL QUICKLY, ONE OF THE  BIGGEST GROWING DEMOGRAPHICS ARE  WOMEN IN SPORTS.  WOMEN ARE, THANKFULLY, I WON'T  SAY TAKING OVER, BUT THEY ARE  NEEDING TO PLAY.  AND WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE  GAMES TO DO SO.  AND MRS. GRIFFIN JUST SAID IT IS  ALL ABOUT RUNNING, WHICH OF  COURSE IS SOMETHING THAT I  APPRECIATE GREATLY.  BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO  KNOW, AND IT'S VERY, VERY  IMPORTANT, IS THAT SPORTS, BE IT  LACROSSE, CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK,  FIELD AND ALL THE OTHERS, MANY,  MANY SPORTS THAT YOU ARE VERY  COGNIZANT OF, IT BRINGS EQUITY  TO OUR KIDS AND IT BRINGS TEAM  BUILDING.  AND BOTH OF THOSE BRING KIDS A  BIG PURPOSE TO STAY IN SCHOOL.  STAYING IN SCHOOL AND GRADUATING  IS A BIG PRIORITY.  SPORTS IS THE TICKET.  AND THIS IS THE BIG -- I DON'T  KNOW HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME, BUT  IF THIS IS WHAT'S WORKING,  GREAT.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME  AND EFFORT. 

>> CAN I PLUG SOMETHING SINCE  SHE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT FEMALE  SPORTS?  WE ARE REALLY IN NEED OF  OFFICIALS FOR THE FEMALE GAMES.  SO SINCE WE ARE ON TV, I NEEDED  TO SAY THAT OUTLOUD.  THANK YOU.  MRS. GRIFFIN, DO YOU WANT TO BE  AN OFFICIAL? 

>> I'M SORRY.  MY NAME IS TRIPP BARLOW.  I HAVE WORKED WITH LANNESS FOR  ABOUT FIVE YEARS NOW.  AD I'M JUST ONE OF THE MEMBERS  OF HALAX.  I JUST HAPPENED TO BE HERE AS A  REPRESENTATIVE.  THERE'S A BIG GROUP THAT'S PUT  IN A LOT OF TIME.  AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO PUT IN,  TO USE LANNESS' WORD, A PLUG FOR  THEM.  I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL  THE BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPPORT  CREW FOR TAKING A CHANCE ON US  ON THIS VITAL PROGRAM.  I KNOW -- I THINK IT'S ACCURATE  TO SAY IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST  PUBLIC-PRIVATE VENTURES THAT THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS ENTERED  INTO.  WE DID IT.  EVERYBODY HAD THEIR FINGERS  CROSSED.  WE DIDN'T WANT TO FAIL.  WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE THE FIRST  ONES AND THEN FAIL.  AND THEN MAYBE CREATE AN  OBSTACLE FOR OTHERS.  THE WORK WE HAVE HAD TO DO ON A  WEEK TO WEEK AND THEN DURING THE  SEASON DAY-TO-DAY BASIS HAS BEEN  PRIMARILY WITH THE ATHLETIC  DEPARTMENT, AND IT HAS BEEN AS  SEAMLESS AS YOU COULD EXPECT.  THERE WERE BUMPS IN THE ROAD  PARTICULARLY THE FIRST COUPLE OF  SEASONS AS WE HAD TO WORK OUT  SCHEDULING FOR OFFICIALS AND  THINGS LIKE THAT.  BUT NEVER ONCE HAVE WE RUN INTO  A SITUATION WHERE WE COULDN'T  WORK THROUGH IT.  LANNESS, JENNIFER VIRGIL, THE  WHOLE CREW WORKING WITH YOUR  LAWYER JEFF GIBSON WHO WORKED  OUR WAY THROUGH THIS CONTRACT  WAS JUST A VERY PRODUCTIVE  FEELING.  I CAN PASS ON, TOO, THAT IT HAS  FREQUENTLY BEEN SAID AMONG THE  MEMBERS OF OUR BOARD -- AND A  LOT OF US HAVE SERVED ON SOME  NOT FOR PROFIT VOLUNTEER BOARDS,  AND TO A PERSON, ALMOST  EVERYBODY SAYS, THIS HAS BEEN  THE MOST PRODUCTIVE PROCESS THEY  HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN, IN  THAT RESPECT.  IT SORT OF RAN LIKE A BUSINESS,  INTERACTED WELL, THEIR ATHLETIC  DEPARTMENT ADDRESSED IT.  IN A WAY, AND WE WERE ABLE TO  BRING THE FOCUS ON THE DOLLARS,  AND YET BRING -- HOPEFULLY BRING  A LOT OF VALUE TO THE KIDS.  SO I WANTED TO JUST THANK  EVERYBODY AT HALAX, THANK ALL  THE BOARD FOR ALL THE HELP AND  THE TRUST AND THANK EVERYBODY AT  THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FOR  WORKING WITH US. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  BAR LOW.  I JUST HAVE A FEW  COMMENTS.  I WAS ACTUALLY SITTING ON THE  OTHER SIDE OF THIS DAIS WHEN  THIS CONVERSATION STARTED AND I  REMEMBER HEARING A LOT OF THE  CONCERNS THAT WERE BROUGHT  FORWARD TO THE BOARD MEMBERS  ABOUT HOW DO WE EXPAND, WHAT  SCHOOLS DO WE MOVE INTO, HOW DO  WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE EQUITY  IN OUR SCHOOLS, BOTH MALES AND  FEMALES AND FROM OUR STUDENTS,  OUR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS.  AND HALAX REALLY STEPPED UP TO  THE PLATE AND YOU ARE DOING THAT  AGAIN.  I APPRECIATE THE WORK, TRIPP,  THAT YOU DID AND MR. GIBSON THAT  YOU DID WITH THE PRESIDENT OF  THIS BOARD, TO MAKE SURE THAT  ALL THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN  TALKING ABOUT SINCE THIS BOARD  HA A -- HAD A WORKSHOP LAST  SEPTEMBER WERE INCLUDED, AND  YOUR NEEDS AND YOUR INTERESTS  AND THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE GOOD  AT DOING ARE EMBEDDED IN HERE  AND THE THINGS THAT THE DISTRICT  CAN TAKE OVER AND THAT WE ARE  GOOD AT DOING THAT WE TAKE OVER.  SO I WANT TO IMPLEMENT YOU --  COMPLIMENT YOU FOR ADDING  SEVERAL ITEMS ON PAGES 2 AND 3  THAT REALLY SHOW YOUR FINANCIAL  COMMITMENT TO THIS DISTRICT, FOR  STAYING AND REMAINING A PARTNER.  I DON'T THINK THAT THIS IS A  SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO  HOLD BACK AND WALK AWAY FROM  THIS.  I KNOW YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE  SPORT AND EVEN YOUR OWN  CHILDREN'S COMMITMENT TO THE  SPORT.  SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORT  THAT WENT INTO THIS BOTH FROM  YOUR ATTORNEYS AND FROM YOUR  SIDE.  IT BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH  YOU.  SO WITH THAT, I AM GOING PASS  THE GAVEL TO MY VICE CHAIR.  AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A  MOTION THAT WE PULL THIS ITEM  FOR A SEPARATE VOTE. 

>>Sally Harris: MOTION BY CINDY  STUART AND SECOND BY APRIL  GRIFFIN TO PULL THIS ITEM FOR  SEPARATE VOTE.  ANY DISCUSSION?  IF NOT, IF YOU WILL VOTE WHEN  YOUR LIGHT COMES UP, PLEASE.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I WOULD LIKE TO  MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE  6-12-R, THE AGREEMENT WITH HALAX  AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

>>Sally Harris: WE HAVE A MOTION  BY CINDY STUART AND A SECOND BY  APRIL GRIFFIN TO APPROVE THE  LACROSSE CONTRACT.  IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE VOTE WHEN  YOUR LIGHTS COME UP.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  BOARD MEMBERS, I BELIEVE THAT WE  ARE INTO -- ALL THE ITEMS THAT  WERE PULLED UP FOR SPECIAL  HIGHLIGHT AND WE ARE INTO OUR  REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS.  ITEM NUMBER 2.01.  RENEWAL OF AGENCY AGREEMENTS FOR  PROVISION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM  FOR THE HOSPITAL HOME BOUND  EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION,  2017-2020.  MRS. GRAY, OFF COMMENT. 

>>Lynn Gray: AS A PREFERENCE  BEFORE I MAKE A COMMENT ON THIS  PARTICULAR PARTNERSHIP.  WE ARE FACING A GREAT AMOUNT OF  FISCAL ATTENTION, TO PUT IT  MILDLY, AND ONE OF THE THINGS  THAT I CHOSE TO DO BEFORE  TALKING ABOUT EACH OF THESE  AGENDA ITEMS IS TO GO THROUGH A  LITTLE BIT OF A LITMUS TEST.  SO WHAT I SUGGEST -- AND I JUST  WANTED YOU ALL TO JOIN ME IN  THINKING WITH ME -- ARE THE  DECISIONS OR THE APPROVALS, ARE  THEY FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE?  DO THEY RAISE ACHIEVEMENT?  ARE WE HAVING EQUITY?  OR ARE WE INCREASING EQUITY?  ARE WE BECOMING MORE COMPETITIVE  AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT?  ARE WE BEING FOREMOST AND JUST  MOTT CONSCIOUS OF PARENTAL  INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY  INVOLVEMENT?  THOSE ARE SOME CONSIDERATIONS.  SO IN RELATIONSHIP TO THIS  PARTNERSHIP HELPING THE HOME  BOUND STUDENT, IT IS CRITICAL  THAT WE KNOW AND WE PRACTICE  THAT WE HAVE TO REACH THE  STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE.  THAT'S A LITTLE SENSE  FIGURATIVELY.  WE TEACH STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE  AT.  AND THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE  GENERAL AND PEDIATRIC HEALTH I  THINK IS A GREAT ONE THAT DOES  MERIT THAT RELATIONSHIP.  WE ARE BRINGING EQUITY TO THESE  HOME BOUND CHILDREN BY PROVIDING  INSTRUCTION WITH CHILDREN THAT  ARE SO CHALLENGED IN MANY WAYS,  AND WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN THEM.  AND I THINK THAT TAKES A LOT OF  HEART AND SOUL AND FORESIGHT,  SPEAKS VERY MUCH FOR OUR  SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS WHO  CHOOSES TO DO THESE  PARTNERSHIPS.  ARE WE BEING FINANCIALLY  RESPONSIBLE?  WELL, YES, WE ARE.  WE ARE GOING TO GET MORE FTE  FUNDS SO PRAGMATICALLY WE ARE  RESPONSIBLE.  A SMALL LITTLE POINT, PERHAPS,  SMALL LITTLE PROGRAM BUT IT DOES  SHOW THE ARE HEART AND SOUL OF  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND I WANT  YOU TO RECOGNIZE THERE ARE  MERITS TO THIS IN MORE THAN ONE  PHASE.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  ITEM NUMBER 4.01.  934 FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT.  MRS. GRAY, OFF COMMENT. 

>>Lynn Gray: WELL, THERE'S A FEW  COMMENTS.  THE PERSONNEL LIST, I TRAY NOT  TO GET INTO IT TOO MUCH BECAUSE  IT USUALLY LIKE 8 TO 10 TO 12 TO  20 PAGES.  I THINK WHAT OUR SUPERINTENDENT  CHOSE TO DO AND I THINK IT VERY  WISE, IS WE LEARN OVER AND OVER  THAT FIRING FOLKS IS NOT GOING  TO GIVE US A VERY GOOD  REPUTATION OF -- NOT TO MENTION  THE MORALE BUT HOLDING ONTO OUR  BEST TEACHERS, OUR BEST STAFF,  OUR BEST DISTRICT CABINET  MEMBERS, BUT IF WE NEED TO  FREEZE OR IF THE F WE NEED TO  CUT BACK, REPURPOSING, IN OTHER  WORDS, RESTRUCTURING, PUTTING  THEM IN ANOTHER POSITION.  WE HAVE TO KEEP FOR OUR  CHILDREN'S WELFARE, AND ONE OF  THE THINGS THEY MUST HAVE IS  STABILITY.  WHEN WE REPURPOSE AND KEEP  STAFF, IT DOES SUGGEST THAT WE  ARE A STABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  AND REPURPOSING THE  INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF IS VERY  PRAGMATIC.  IT DOESN'T HURT FOR ANY OF US TO  LEARN DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOB  POSITIONS.  SO IT'S A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE  DECISION NOW THAT WE HAVE TO  REPURPOSE, PERHAPS PUT THEM IN  DIFFERENT POSITIONS, BECAUSE OF  THE SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN.  HOWEVER, THIS IS THE POINT I  WANTED TO MAKE.  I AM DEFINITELY SAYING THIS  EMPHATICALLY.  I THINK WE HAVE TO BEGIN THE  PROCESS OF ELIMINATING  INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES FORMED BY  THE GATES GRANT.  I DEFINITELY THINK THAT WE ARE  OVER.  WE HAVE TOO MUCH EXTRA BAGGAGE.  WEE REPURPOSING THEM INTO THE  CLASSROOM, I WAS TALKING TO A  TEACHER AT PLANT HIGH SCHOOL,  VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, WHO  WAS A DEPARTMENT HEAD,  ET CETERA, ET CETERA, TRACK  COACH AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS.  HE CHOSE TO BECOME A TEACHER  COACH.  HE COACHED.  AND THEN HE NOTICED THAT HE  WASN'T REALLY APPRECIATED, ONLY  DID WORK THREE OR FOUR HOURS.  IN FACT HE SAID MOST OF THE  TEACHERS DID NOT REALLY  APPRECIATE HIM COACHING  COACHING.  AND THIS PARTICULAR MAN WAS ONE  OF THE MOST ADAPTABLE, FLEXIBLE  HUMAN BEINGS I HAVE EVER MET.  HE'S BEEN VERY HUMBLE N.LIGHT OF  THAT PARTICULAR COMMENT, I  DEFINITELY WENT BACK INTO THE  EXPENDITURES OF THE COACHES.  I HAVE TO SAY THAT A GOOD TEAM  LEADER ON THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL  AND A VERY GOOD OR EXPERIENCED  DEPARTMENT HEAD ON MIDDLE SCHOOL  AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL CAN, IN  FACT, COACH.  I USED TO DO IT.  IT CAN BE DONE.  WE HAVE SO MANY HATS WE WEAR.  LET'S THINK ABOUT WHEN WE GIVE  OUR BUDGET A LOOK-SEE, SO TO  SPEAK, MAKING THOSE TYPES OF  REPURPOSING SO WE CAN SAVE MONEY  MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.  THE GATES GRANT IS REALLY HARD  TO SUSTAIN.  AND THAT'S WHY MANY OF OUR  SITUATIONS OF THAT WE ARE IN A  VERY FINANCIALLY DISTRESS IT  WILL SITUATION BECAUSE OF THE  LACK OF ABILITY TO SUSTAIN ALL  THOSE COACHES, AMONG OTHER  THINGS.  THAT'S MY TWO CENTS.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  THE NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 4.06-R,  APPROVE TV REVISION AND THE  REORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN  RESOURCES DIVISION.  MRS. GRIFFIN AND MYSELF BOTH  ASKED FOR HIGHLIGHT AND HAVE  COMMENTS ON THIS. 

>> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY  TO REVIEW THIS AGENDA ITEM WHICH  I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO  HIGHLIGHT AT OUR 21st BOARD  MEETING.  THIS WAS ORIGINALLY  APPROVED WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE  OF IMPLEMENTATION FOR JULY 1,  2017.  FOUR MONTHS AGO, WE WERE NOT  AWARE OF THE FINANCIAL  CHALLENGES WE ARE NOW FACED WITH  ADDRESSING.  THIS REVISION BROUGHT BEFORE YOU  TODAY RESULTED IN A SALARY  INCREASE FOR 39 EMPLOYEES AT A  COST OF $169,710.  AS WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.  NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE  OTHER AREAS OF THIS  REORGANIZATION WILL RESULT IN A  COST SAVINGS OF $227,715 WHICH  WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR  BUDGET IN THE NEW FISCAL YEAR.   THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO  CONTINUE TO ANALYZE OUR  DIVISIONAL NEEDS AS WE ALL WORK  COLLABORATIVELY TO ADDRESS OUR  CURRENT BUDGET CHALLENGES.  THE GOAL OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES  DIVISION REMAINS TO PROVIDE  OPTIMAL CLIENT SERVICES FOR OUR  STAKEHOLDERS.  THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO  HIGHLIGHT THIS ITEM. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  LAYLAND.  I HAVE A FEW COMMENTS ON THIS,  BUT AGAIN I MAY PASS THE GAVEL  TO MRS. HARRIS AGAIN.  THIS ITEM  ORIGINALLY CAME THROUGH IN  FEBRUARY, AND I HAD VERY LENGTHY  CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. VAZQUEZ,  THE SUPERINTENDENT.  I THEN -- HUMAN RESOURCES,  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT MRS.  SAUNDERS.  AND I LET THIS GO.  AND I WAS VERY DISTURBED BY IT.  I GOT A LOT OF PHONE CALLS, NOT  ONLY FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON  THIS BUT FROM OUR OWN INTERNAL  EMPLOYEES BECAUSE ON LINE 1 OF  THIS REORGANIZATION, THERE ARE  FOUR -- THERE ARE ESSENTIALLY  FOUR PEOPLE ON THAT FIRST LINE  THAT THE BUDGET IMPACT IS  $24,000, 24 DIVIDED BY 4 IS A  $6,000 RAISE.  AND I CANNOT SIT UP HERE AND  EVEN BEGIN TO STOMACH ANY OF  THAT.  IF YOU KEEP GOING, ITEM LINE  NUMBER 3 IS TWO EMPLOYEES, AND I  DON'T TO KNOW OH WHO ANY OF  THESE EMPLOYEES ARE, WHAT THEIR  JOBS AND DUTIES ARE, OTHER THAN  THEY HAVE NEW JOB DESCRIPTION.  THERE'S A 6:00 BUDGET IMPACT  TIMES TWO PEOPLE IS A $3400  RAISE.  AGAIN, THERE ARE NO EVALUATIONS  TIED TO THIS.  THERE'S NO PRODUCTION TIED TO  THIS.  THE NEXT LINE IS 25 HUMAN  RESOURCES DEPARTMENT  REPRESENTATIVES THAT ARE BEING  REGRADED FROM A PAY GRADE 23 TO  A PAY GRADE 24 TO THE TUNE OF  $89,703.  THAT SINGLE-FAMILY $3500 EACH.  AND I'M SORRY, FOLKS, BUT THIS  BOARD MEMBER CANNOT SIT HERE AND  ONCE AGAIN WALK THROUGH THIS  ENTIRE THING AND HAND OUT, DOLE  OUT THOSE KIND OF INCREASES IN  SALARIES FOR NO GOOD REASON AT  ALL, OTHER THAN WE JUST NEED TO  HAVE BRING PEOPLE UP TO A PROPER  LEVEL.  I NEED TO SEE MORE THAN THAT.  I DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE  IN THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF  THAT WE ARE IN.  AND IT'S REALLY HARD TO DEFEND  THIS.  IT MAKES IT EXTREMELY HARD FOR  THE PUBLIC WITH THE SCRUTINY  THAT WE ARE FACING FINANCIALLY  TO DEFEND, AGAIN -- AND AGAIN I  THREAT GO THE FIRST TIME, AND I  HAVE BEEN BROUGHT BACK AND I  CAN'T SIT HERE AND GOOD  CONSCIENCE AND LET IT GO AGAIN.  SO MRS. GRIFFIN, I'LL LET YOU  SPEAK AND THEN I'LL PROBABLY  HAVE A MOTION UNLESS YOU BEAT ME  TO IT. 

>>April Griffin: DITTO. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. VALDES? 

>>Susan Valdes: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH, MADAM CHAIR, FOR  HIGHLIGHTING THIS AS WELL.  YOU KNOW, WE HEARD SPEAKERS  EARLIER TODAY.  WE HAVE HAD ARTICLES WRITTEN BY  MRS. SOPL -- JUST RECENTLY,  RICHARD CORCORAN USED  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL  DISTRICT AS IT'S QUOTE-UNQUOTE  POSTER CHILLED FOR RUNAWAY  PUBLIC SPENDING.  HE ALSO THEN CONCLUDED SAYING  THAT HIS MESSAGE, HOUSE BILL  769, IS NOT WHY DISTRICT  OFFICIALS ARE STRUGGLING TO PAY  THEIR EXPENSES, RATHER CORCORAN  TOLD THE "TAMPA BAY TIMES" ON  MONDAY, AND I QUOTE, IT WAS ALL  QUOTED, IS THEIR BLOAT,  INEFFICIENCY AND GROSS  OVERSPENDING.  THEIR PROBLEM IS THEIR  MISMANAGEMENT.  HE CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD IN  SAYING, HARKENINGED BACK TO  HILLSBOROUGHS REFORMED TEACHING  PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BILL AND  MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION WHICH  ENDED IN 2016.  ASKED THE GATES FOUNDATION WHAT  THEY THINK ABOUT HILLSBOROUGH,  HE SAID, ALL THOSE HIGH  SALARIES, AND IT'S NOT HELPING  THE CHILDREN.  THE TIMES DOCUMENTED HOW THE  GATES PROJECT CREATED A COSTLY  BUREAUCRACY TO EVALUATE  TEACHERS.  MUCH OF THE THAT WAS DISMANTLED  AFTER THE EXPERIMENT ENDED, AND  I JUST SAY THAT THAT IS  INCORRECT.  MUCH OF THAT WAS DISMANTLED ONCE  FOUR COURAGEOUS BOARD MEMBERS  DECIDED TO TERMINATE A CONTRACT.  SO -- OR THE SUPERINTENDENT THAT  WAS DOING A LOT OF THESE THINGS  IN ISOLATION.  AND WE HAD NO -- YOU KNOW, I CAN  DEAL WITH THINGS AS LONG AS YOU  TELL ME THE TRUTH.  AND IT AIN'T FUN.  OKAY.  BUT THE TRUTH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.  AND CURRENTLY, WE HAVE FOUR  EMPLOYEES IN THE FACILITIES  DIVISION, TWO OF WHICH ARE AT A  PAY GRADE 13.  THE OTHERS ARE IN PAY GRADE 15.  I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEIR OFFICIAL  TITLE IS, BUT MR. FARKAS, MAYBE  YOU CAN LET ME KNOW WHAT THOSE  ARE.  BUT WHAT THESE INDIVIDUALS DO,  WHENEVER THERE IS AN  ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM IN ONE OF  OUR SCHOOLS, IT'S THIS TEAM OF  GUYS THAT GO IN THERE MAKING  PEANUTS.  THEN AFTERWARDS, WE WILL CALL  BALFOUR TO THE TUNE OF 10 OR  $15,000 TO COME BACK TO THE SAME  PLACE THAT THOSE FOUR MEN MAKING  MAYBE 9, 10, $11 AN HOUR, TO DO  THE FIRST LAYOUT OF DIRTY WORK.  AND, BY THE WAY, WITH LIMITED  EQUIPMENT OR PROTECTION.  SO I WANT US TO BE REALLY,  REALLY THOUGHTFUL ABOUT WHAT WE  ARE SAYING AND WHAT WE ARE  DOING.  YOU KNOW, FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE  THAT ARE HOOPING AND HOLLERING  AND ALL THIS, THEY DON'T GET IT.  WHY HAVEN'T THESE FOUR EMPLOYEES  COME UP TO THIS PODIUM AND TOLD  US THEIR STORY?  PROBABLY THEY ARE AFRAID.  TO DO SO.  BECAUSE NO ONE IS STANDING UP  FOR THEM.  SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR  EMPLOYEES, IT'S NOT ONE-SIDED.  LET'S TALK ABOUT BEING FAIR.  ACROSS THE BOARD.  I'M REALLY DISTURBED BECAUSE FOR  12 AND A HALF YEARS, THE  CONVERSATION HAS BEEN HAD AT  THIS DAIS IN SEARCH OF TRYING TO  FIND OUT WHAT THE TRUTH IS.  AND THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS  THAT WE HAVE 2007 EMPLOYEES MORE  THAN WE CAN AFFORD.  WE CAN'T CONTINUE TO DO THIS.  AND THEN WE HAVE OUR TEACHERS  AND OUR EMPLOYEES COME UP AND  SAY THE AIR CONDITIONING IS  MESSED UP, IT'S NOT WORKED --  WELL, WE CAN'T GENERATE DOLLARS,  PEOPLE  AND THE DOLLARS THAT WE CAN  GENERATE, WE WON'T PUT THE  INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE TO BE  ABLE TO GENERATE THOSE DOLLARS.  AND IT EFFICIENTLY AND  EFFECTIVELY.  AND NOT ONLY THAT, LEGALLY.  SO IF THIS BOARD -- AND LAST  WEEK AT OUR BOARD WORKSHOP, THAT  AGENDA ITEM, THE COVER SHEET WAS  THERE, AND IT CLEARLY STATED  THAT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT WAS  FOR THAT ONE YEAR.  IT WAS VERY LIMITED INFORMATION.  AND HERE WE ARE TODAY.  THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE ADULTS.  WE ARE NO SITUATION NOW THAT WE  HAVE GOT TO STOP THE DILLY  DALYING AND WE HAVE GOT TO DO  SOMETHING, BECAUSE THIS CANNOT  CONTINUE.  I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE NO PLACE  NOW -- I NO LONGER AM THINKING  ABOUT POINTING FINGERS OR  WHATEVER, BECAUSE WE OWNED IT.  AND I SAID THAT SEVERAL TIMES.  WE OWN IT.  AND BY SHIFTING AND DOING THESE,  WE HAVE TO STOP DOING THIS.  I'M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE  PERCEPTION, THE BAD PERCEPTION  THAT THIS BOARD HAS  THAT'S WHY I WANT TO THANK MR.  CORCORAN AND GOVERNOR SCOTT,  BECAUSE NOW WE ARE FORCED TO DO  WHAT IS MOST DIFFICULT TO DO IN  ANY ORGANIZATION.  SEE, HISTORICALLY, THIS HAS BEEN  A DISTRICT OF ENTITLEMENT.  ENTITLEMENT FOR WHO?  WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR?  WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE  CHILDREN OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,  ALL 213-PLUS-THOUSAND OF THEM.  NOT TO PROTECT POSITIONS BECAUSE  YOU ARE AFRAID THAT IF AN EXPERT  COMES IN, THAT POSITION WILL BE  OBSOLETE.  IT WAS NICE WHEN WE HAD AN  ABUNDANCE OF MONEY, BUT THAT'S  NOT THE CASE.  SO I CAN'T -- I APOLOGIZE, MR.  EAKINS, BUT I CAN'T SUPPORT THIS  AGENDA ITEM BECAUSE WE ARE  GETTING KILLED.  FOR ALLOWING -- ALLOWING, TO DO  WHAT THEY NEED TO DO AND RUN THE  DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS.  THIS BOARD CANNOT DO WHAT YOU  DO, SIR ALL WE CAN DO IS HELP  GUIDE AND ALLOW YOU TO DO YOUR  JOB.  BUT WHEN WE ARE GETTING KILLED  LIKE THIS, AND THE COMMUNITY --  OUR OWN EMPLOYEES LAUGHING AT  US.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  THIS IS NOT A COMICAL SITUATION.  AND I'M GOING TO GO THERE.  WE ARE SEVEN SMART WOMEN.  WE CAN DO THIS.  WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE THE COURAGE  TO GET IT DONE.  AND, YES, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE  SOME FOLKS REALLY MAD.  WELL, SO BE IT.  BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY,  ON AUGUST 10th, OUR CHILDREN  WILL BE ARRIVING AT OUR  DOORSTEPS.  AND WE HAVE TO BE READY, WILLING  AND ABLE TO SERVE EACH OF THOSE  CHILDREN THAT ARE OUR OWN,  BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ONE CHILD IN  THIS DISTRICT THAT I DON'T CARE  FOR.  THEY DEPEND ON THE ADULTS TO  PROVIDE THE EDUCATION THAT THEY  DESERVE.  I JUST WISH THAT OUR LEGISLATORS  REALLY UNDERSTOOD ARTICLE 9 OF  THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION.  AND INSTEAD OF BEING  ADVERSARIAL, ONE OF THE SPEAKERS  CALLED IT OUT TODAY -- WE ARE IN  THIS TOGETHER.  PROVE IT. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  VALDES.  MRS. GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MADAM  CHAIR, AND THANK YOU, MEMBER  VALDES FOR SPEAKING SO FRANKLY.  VERY IMPORTANTLY, FIRST, MY TAKE  IS CORCORAN, WHICH I DON'T  REALLY WANT TO SAY HIS NAME  BECAUSE HIS DECISIONS WERE MADE  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.  HE'S NOT A PRIMARY SOURCE OF  INFORMATION, AND IN FACT THEY  HAVE NOT EVEN GAVE US A  PROCEDURE HOW TO CARRY OUT  7.06-9.  I FAILED TO GIVE CREDENCE TO  CORCORAN AS SPEAKER OF THE  HOUSE, AND I PUT MY POSITION  THERE, WHILE WE ARE SHARING  POSITIONS.  BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I  TOUCHED ON IS THE LACK OF  EXPLANATION IN FRONT OF ME.  I SEE -- I SEE THAT THERE IS A  FISCAL BALANCE HERE OF PLUS  $85,000, OR 85,891.54 ANNUAL  TOTAL SAVINGS.  SO SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS, CAN  YOU EXPLAIN?  WE SEE A RESTRUCTURING -- OF  COURSE, WE DO -- AND MADAM  CHAIR, OBVIOUSLY THOSE POINTS  THAT YOU BROUGHT OUT ARE VISIBLE  IN FRONT OF ME.  BUT CAN YOU SHARE,  SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS, THE  SAVINGS, HOW WE ARE ACTUALLY, BY  RESTRUCTURING, WE ARE ACTUALLY  GAINING MONEY? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU,  MRS. GRAY.  SO THIS ITEM IS BEING BROUGHT  BACK AT THE INITIAL APPROVAL  BACK IN FEBRUARY.  IT HAD LESS COST SAVINGS.  IT HAD MORE EXPENSE SIDE.  SO IN BRINGING THIS BACK, AS  MRS. LAYMAN IS COMING INTO HER  ROLE, SHE'S REEVALUATED THAT  PARTICULAR DECISION, AND GONE  BACK AND FOUND ADDITIONAL COST  SAVINGS FOR THIS PARTICULAR  ITEM.  SO THIS ITEM IS BEING BROUGHT  BACK TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD, TO  APPROVE, NOT THE INITIAL  REORGANIZATION, BUT TO APPROVE  THE REVISED THAT HAS FURTHER  COST SAVINGS. 

>>Lynn Gray: SO IF WE ARE SAVING  MONEY, I'M NOT REAL SURE WHY  THIS WOULD BE AN OBJECTION.  I'M BEING RESPECTFUL AND MINDFUL  OF YOUR POSITION, MADAM CHAIR,  AND I CERTAINLY KNOW THAT YOU  STUDIED THIS VERY CLOSELY.  BUT AT ANY RATE, SEEING WHAT I  SEE IN FRONT OF ME AND LISTENING  TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, SEEMS TO  ME THAT WE ARE DEFINITELY  RESTRUCTURING, REORGANIZING,  REPURPOSING, WHICH IS WHAT WE  ARE GOING TO BE DOING FOR A LONG  WHILE, PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT  THE SOLUTION.  THERE IS A TOTAL SAVINGS NUMBER,  AND IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE IN  PRINT.  AND I'M SURE THAT IT HAS BEEN  VERY WELL CAREFULLY THOUGHT  THROUGH.  SO I SEE THIS AS A POSITIVE.  I WILL SAY TO MEMBER VALDES THAT  TEACHERS DO GET IT.  THEY REALLY DO.  I MEAN, I'M A TEACHER THAT  STARTED OUT WITH $7,000 A YEAR,  AND CAME, I THINK AT THE HEIGHT,  WAS MAYBE IN 50s AFTER A  MASTERS DEGREE.  BUT I HAD TO WORK FOR MANY YEARS  OF MY LIFE, TWO JOBS TO SUPPORT  MYSELF, AND THERE IS A VERY,  VERY LARGE AMOUNT OF TEACHERS  OUT THERE THAT I KNOW WORK THEIR  HEADS OFF NOT FOR THE MONEY, AND  I KNOW THAT YOU ALL HEARD THAT  OVER AND OVER AGAIN.  TALLAHASSEE LOT OF TRUTH IN  THAT.  SO I DON'T THINK -- I DON'T WANT  TO TAP AWAY ANYTHING FROM THE  TEACHERS.  IN FACT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE  THAT WE GIVE THEM A PLUS, NOT  ONLY FOR THE MORALE BUT FOR OUR  KIDS.  IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.  OUR JOB IS EDUCATION.  IF WE DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO OUR  TEACHERS VERY CLOSELY AND TAKE  CARE OF THEM, OUR KIDS WILL BE  THE OBJECTS OF THE RESULTS OF  LESS OF AN EDUCATION, IF YOU  WILL.  AND LESS MORALE WILL NOT HELP.  SO THE PERCEPTION IS VERY  IMPORTANT ON THIS BOARD.  PERCEPTIONWISE WITHIN MY OWN  DOMAIN, I'M VERY PRO TAKING CARE  OF TEACHERS.  I MEAN, I CARE VERY MUCH OF  THEIR FUTURE AND WHERE THEY ARE  GOING.  AND LASTLY, WE MUST MAKE  DECISIONS NOW.  I UNDERSTAND THAT.  I KNOW THAT THESE ARE -- WE ARE  COURAGEOUS WOMEN, AND WE NEED TO  WORK TOGETHER.  SO I THINK THE PIECES OF PAPER  THAT I SEE BEFORE ME DO NOT  SUGGEST THAT WE ARE LOSING  MONEY, BUT THE OTHER END OF THE  SPECTRUM, LOOKS LIKE IT'S A  THOUGHT-OUT PROCESS, BUT SHARES  A LOT OF REPURPOSING, AND HAS A  NET SAVINGS.  SO I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.  THANKS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  MRS. VALDES. 

>>Susan Valdes: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH, MADAM CHAIR.  IN YOUR RESPONSE, THIS IS THE  PROBLEM THAT I SEE.  WE ARE STILL BOOSTING PEOPLE'S  SALARIES.  FOR ME, A COST SAVINGS, WHAT  KIND OF REPURPOSING DOING MORE  WITH LESS AT THIS ADMINISTRATIVE  LEVEL.  BUT INDIVIDUALS ARE STILL  RECEIVING A BUMP IN THEIR PAY.  AND IT'S ONLY -- I HAVE BEEN  SEEING THIS ONLY ON THE  INSTRUCTIONAL SIDE AND ON THE  ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL.  BUT NOTHING ON MY BLUE COLLAR  SIDE.  AND MEMBER GRAY, I FEEL I NEED  TO REMIND US THAT A FEW YEARS  AGO, MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY  TEACHERS IN THIS DISTRICT  RECEIVED TO THEIR BASE SALARY  SOME UP TO OF $26,000 BUMPS IN  THEIR SALARIES IN THEIR YEARLY  SALARIES.  SOME WERE 8, 10, 12, 15, A  COUPLE OF THEM WERE $30 THAT  YOU, IN ONE YEAR.  WHERE -- WHERE IS THAT IN, YOU  KNOW -- I DON'T KNOW IF THE  MEDIA HAS SHARED, HAS THAT  REPORT OR NOT.  I WOULD GLADLY GIVE IT TO YOU.  GLADLY.  YET WHEN WE LOOK AT THE  COMPARISON OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE  ON THE BLUE COLLAR SIDE, IT  DOESN'T COMPARE -- DOESN'T  COMPARE.  SO I COULD UNDERSTAND THE  REORGANIZATION.  BUT AT THIS POINT, TO GIVE  INDIVIDUALS INCREASES IN  SALARIES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE  DUTIES, I CAN'T DO THAT.  AND THAT'S WHY I FEEL AT THIS  POINT THE WAY I DO.  WE HAVE TO FIND -- WE HAVE TO  FIND THAT BALANCE.  AND HENCE, MY COMMENT AT THE  WORKSHOP ABOUT FREEZING SALARIES  WAS JUST TO GET A GRIP ON WHAT  WE HAVE GOT GOING ON, REALLY GET  A GRIP GOING ON.  BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT?  PUTTING ALL THINGS ASIDE, IF IT  WEREN'T FOR A TEACHER, WHERE  WOULD I BE TODAY?  AND I HAVE ALWAYS THE FEVERS ARE  MY HEROES, AND THEY WILL ALWAYS  BE MY HEROES.  YOU LAUGH, LET ME HEAR YOU.  BECAUSE IT'S NOT FUNNY.  AND I'M NOT HERE TO JOKE AROUND  EITHER.  BUT LET'S BE FAIR AND HONEST.  THIS BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR  HOW MANY EMPLOYEES?  IT'S NOT BUN-SIDED.  AND EVERYTHING HAS BEEN  ONE-SIDED.  MEMBER GRAY, THAT'S WHY.  I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR  QUESTION.  I'M LOOKING FOR EQUITY ACROSS  THE BOARD, AND NOT JUST PAY  ATTENTION TO THOSE THAT ARE IN  FRONT OF OUR CHILDREN.  BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT?  OUR SECURITY OFFICERS ARE ALSO  IN FRONT OF OUR CHILDREN.  OUR LUNCHROOM LADIES FEED OUR  CHILDREN BEFORE THEY GO INTO THE  CLASSROOM.  OUR CUSTODIANS MAKE SURE THAT  THE BUILDING IS IN THE RIGHT  CONDITION BEFORE THE TEACHERS  GET INTO THE BUILDING.  BLESS YOU.  SO IF WE DON'T VALUE THEM, WE  ARE GOING TO VALUE TEACHERS  MORE?  THAT'S INEQUITABLE AND I CAN'T  SIT HERE AND DO THAT.  CONSCIOUSLY.  I HAVE TO PUSH BACK, AND I HAVE  TO STATE THE FACTS.  AND THE FACT ARE SEVERAL OF OUR  EMPLOYEES, BUS DRIVERS,  LUNCHROOM LADIES, CUSTODIANS,  OUR SECURITY.  I AM PROBABLY MISSING A FEW  OTHERS THAT HAVE NOT HAD THE  LUXURY OF HAVING NOT EVEN A  $5,000 RAISE TO THEIR BASE  SALARY, MUCH LESS A THOUSAND  DOLLARS.  NO.  THEY HAVE BEEN 10, 15 CENTS.  SO LET'S KEEP IT REAL. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  VALDES.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: AND I KEPT MY  COMMENTS VERY SHORT BY SAYING  DITTO BECAUSE I AGREE WITH  EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAID, MADAM  CHAIR.  FOR ME, ANY INCREASE IN SALARY,  ANY INCREASE IN ANY  ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES IS  SOMETHING THAT I CANNOT SUPPORT  UNTIL WE HAVE A FIRM GRIP ON OUR  FINANCES.  THAT IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE  THAT WE HAVE BEFORE US.  AND THESE ARE RECURRING COSTS.  SO THAT'S MY RATIONALE AND WILL  BE MY RATIONALE MOVING FORWARD.  YOU KNOW, I APPROVED A PRINCIPAL  EARLIER WHO WAS COMING FROM OUT  OF DISTRICT.  I WAS TOLD THAT THE RATIONALE  FOR THAT WAS BECAUSE ONLY TWO  PEOPLE APPLIED AND THEY WERE  BOTH FROM OUT OF THE DISTRICT.  YET WE HAD A HIRING FREEZE.  WHY DIDN'T WE PUT SOMEBODY --  AND I DIDN'T BRING THIS UP WHILE  THE PERSON WAS SITTING IN THE  ROOM.  BUT WHY DIDN'T WE TAKE AN  ADMINISTRATOR AND PUT THAT  ADMINISTRATOR AT SULPHUR  SPRINGS?  WE HAVE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS  BUBBLE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN  RIGHT NOW.  IT IS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT  TIME THAT WE ARE IN.  FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS WE HAVE  BEEN IN A YEAR OF DISCOVERY.  WE HAVE BEEN FINDING OUT WHAT WE  DIDN'T KNOW.  WE NOW KNOW OF WHAT WE HAVE TO  DO TO MOVE FORWARD.  WE HAVE THE GIBSON REPORT.  WE HAVE ALL OF THE WORK THAT'S  BEEN DONE BY YOUR OFFICE, DR.  VAZQUEZ.  I KNOW YOU LIVE, EAT AND BREATHE  THIS EVERY DAY.  I KNOW YOU LOSE SLEEP OVER IT.  I KNOW YOU DO, TOO, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT.  BUT FOR THE MOMENT WE HAVE GOT  TO STOP BRINGING THESE FORWARD.  WE HAVE GOT TO GET A GRIP ON  WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS  DISTRICT.  AND THEN MOVE FORWARD FROM  THERE.  BUT WHAT'S SO TROUBLING TO ME,  AND WHAT ABSOLUTELY BREAKS MY  HEART BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT EACH  AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, IS THAT IT  IS BECOMING A CEMENT.  I AM GOING TO TALK LATER ABOUT  FREEZING OUR OWN SALARIES.  I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT VANITY  PROJECTS AND NOT HAVING ANY, NOT  SUPERINTENDENT, STAFF.  WE DON'T NEED VANITY PROJECTS  RIGHT NOW.  IT DOESN'T DIRECTLY AFFECT KIDS  AND STUDENT LEARNING AND THEIR  SUCCESS AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL  LEARNING AND ACADEMICS, WE DON'T  NEED TO DO IT.  WE DON'T NEED TO DO IT.  THERE'S SO MUCH THAT WE NEED TO  TALK ABOUT.  I WANT TO SEE A PLAN.  WE JUST HAD A BUDGET WORKSHOP  THE OTHER DAY.  I NEED A PLAN.  WE TALKED.  WE SHARED A LOT OF IDEAS.  BUT WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN.  I WANT TO SEE A PLAN.  SO UNTIL WE HAVE A PLAN IN  PLACE, I CANNOT SUPPORT ANY  RESTRUCTURING OF SALARIES, ANY  INCREASES TO OUR PERSONNEL,  ESPECIALLY AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE  LEVELS, AND IT BREAKS MY HEART  THAT WE HAVE THIS HORRIBLE  SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT  NOW.  IT REALLY DOES.  AND WHAT WE ARE DOING IS NOT  GOING TO MAKE IT ANY BETTER.  WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.  I'M WILLING TO ROLL MY SLEEVES  UP AND SUFFER WITH THE REST YOU.  WE HAVE GOT TO GET TO THAT  PLACE.  BUT WE CAN'T MOVE ANY MORE  ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS FORWARD  UNTIL WE FIGURE IT OUT.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRIFFIN.  MRS. SHAMBERGER. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: I JUST WANT  TO TAKE ONE MORE PIPE AT THIS  DEAD HORSE.  I KNOW WE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT  THIS AND I AGREE WITH WHAT  EVERYONE IS SAYING.  BUT JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON WHAT  EVERYONE SAYS, THIS DISTRICT IS  IN FINANCIAL DIRE STRAITS,  RIGHT?  AND I DON'T THINK WE ARE NO  POSITION TO CONSIDER ANY PAY  INCREASE CREASES.  WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY REAL  CONVERSATION ABOUT THE SOLUTION  THAT WILL NEED TO TAKE PLACE TO  FIX THIS BUDGET.  SO UNTIL WE CAN HAVE THAT KIND  OF CONVERSATION, UNTIL WE CAN  GET A REAL GRASP OF WHERE WE ARE  FINANCIALLY, I THINK IT'S  FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE TO PUT  MORE PROBLEMS ON TOP OF A  PROBLEM THAT WE HAVEN'T EVEN  STARTED TO FIX YET.  BUT TO MEMBER GRAY'S POINT, THE  INFORMATION PROVIDED DOES SHOW A  SAVINGS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE.  BUT I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S REALLY  EXPLAINS THE SAVINGS OR IF IT'S  NOT A SAVINGS.  IS THIS ANOTHER CASE OF A  POSITION THAT WAS NOT FILLED,  AND NOW IT JUST BEING ELIMINATED  AND NOT BEING CONSIDERED A  SAVINGS?  I THINK WE ALL KIND OF AGREE  THAT'S NOT A TRUE SAVINGS.  SO JUST -- IF YOU WANTED AN  OPPORTUNITY BEFORE WE MOVE  FORWARD AND VOTE ON THIS, TO  KIND OF CLARIFY.  IS THIS A SAVINGS, OR IS IT NOT?  BUT ONE LAST THING.  I WANTED TO GIVE MEMBER VALDES,  AND THREE MAY BE NECESSARY, BUT  IF OF EL EVEN IF IT IS A COST  SAVINGS TO INCREASE SALARY AT  THIS POINT IN THE GAME I THINK  IS VERY IRRESPONSIBLE.  WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A  SALARY INCREASE.  I THINK ANYTHING WE DOUGH AT  THIS POINT REALLY SHOULD BE COST  NEUTRAL.  SO IF IT IS A SAVINGS THEN IT  SHOULD BE AN EVEN BIGGER SAVINGS  TO THIS DISTRICT BY NOT  INCREASING IN SALARY.  SO JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU  ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY, DR.  VAZQUEZ OR SOMEONE TO RESPOND. 

>> THE REASON THAT THIS ITEM  CAME BACK BEFORE YOU WAS ALL OF  THESE PREVIOUS ITEMS WERE  APPROVED AT THE FEBRUARY  21st BOARD MEETING WITH AN  EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 1.  SO THAT IS WHY THIS REVISED  AGENDA ITEM CAME BEFORE YOU,  BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF CROSS  TRAINING REPRESENTED IN THE  DIFFERENT ROLES THAT WE WERE  DOING WITHIN THE JOB  DESCRIPTION.  I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WE ARE  WORKING WITH THE LENS OF MAXIMUM  EFFICIENCY AND TO BRING THAT  FORWARD WITH COST SAVINGS.  BUT I WAS TOLD BECAUSE WE HAD A  PREVIOUSLY APPROVED WHAT  EVERYTHING WAS IN THERE, AND AS  YOU WILL SEE, I DIDN'T CHANGE  ANY OF THE ORIGINAL NUMBERS.  THE REVISION WAS BROUGHT FORWARD  WITH JUST THOSE HIGHLIGHTED  ITEMS THAT WE WERE NOT -- SO  ANYWHERE WHERE YOU SEE THE ADDED  POSITIONS, WE ARE NOT ADDING  POSITIONS.  WE HAVE ALREADY DELETED THOSE  THINGS THAT NOTED THEREON TO BE  DELETED.  THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED AND  DONE.  SO THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE IN THE  REVISION BROUGHT BEFORE YOU AS  THIS AGENDA ITEM. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: JUST ANOTHER  POINT OF CLARITY.  AND THERE ARE NO -- IN ANY OF  THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED  INCREASES, THERE WERE NO  ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS IN  THOSE PARTICULAR -- 

>> THAT'S CORRECT.  THESE ARE ALL SUPPORT POSITIONS.  THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATORS THAT  CONSIDERED MANAGERS WITHIN THIS  THAT ARE REALIZING A SALARY  INCREASE.  CORRECT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: SO THIS WAS  APPROVED IN FEBRUARY WITH THOSE  SUPPORT EMPLOYEES RECEIVING THAT  INCREASE IN COMPLIANCE WITH  OTHER PROVISIONS.  WHAT WAS ALSO IN THAT REORG WAS  SOME ADDITIONAL POSITIONS THAT  WE WANTED TO BRING BACK AND NOT  ADD AND TAKE OFF.  AS A MATTER OF FACT, AS MRS.  WHILE AN HAS SAID, SHE'S  CONTINUED TO DELETE POSITIONS  WITHIN HER DIVISION TO FURTHER  REALIZE COST SAVINGS.  SO THAT WAS THE INTENT TO BRING  THIS BACK TO SHOW IF BOARD THAT  WE ARE SCRUTINIZING MORE  POSITIONS.  WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT OUR  STAFFING IS BEING REDUCED.  AND I WILL HAVE A REPORT LATER  ON TO ALL OF THE ACTUAL COST  SAVINGS WE HAVE REALIZED JUST IN  THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF OR TWO  OF THE FREEZE.  AND THERE IS A PLAN.  YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF  DISCUSSION ABOUT A LOT OF ITEMS,  BUT THE INITIAL PLAN AROUND  EMPLOYEE, REDUCING EMPLOYEE  NUMBERS, PROTECTING OUR CURRENT  EMPLOYEES, THAT PLAN IS CLEARLY  BEING ENGAGED AND BEING  IMPLEMENTED.  AND WE CAN LATER ON IN THE BOARD  MEETING HAVE ANOTHER  CONVERSATION AROUND THAT.  BUT THIS PARTICULAR ITEM WAS  MORE TO SHOW THE BOARD AND BE  TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE REDUCTION  THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO  REALIZE AS WE MOVE FORWARD, AND  MAKE DECISION AS ROUND STAFFING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU,  SUPERINTENDENT.  MR. PORTER. 

>>Jim Porter: I THINK IT  IMPORTANT THAT THE BOARD  UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE VOTING  ON AND WE PROBABLY NEED A  CLARIFICATION.  SO THE BOARD ORIGINALLY APPROVED  THIS REORGANIZATION IN FEBRUARY,  AND THEN TO GO INTO EFFECT IN A  WEEK, ON JULY 1st.  WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS  BROUGHT BACK TO YOU IS A  REVISION OF THAT.  ORIGINALLY, AGENDA ITEM AS YOU  CAN SEE SUSPENDS THAT ITEM SO IT  WOULD NOT HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT.  AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU ALL  TO UNDERSTAND AND WAY NEED  CLARIFICATION ABOUT.  IF THIS MOTION FOR SOME REASON  FAILS, AND BASED ON YOUR  COMMENTS IT COULD, WE NEED TO  KNOW WHAT THE IMPACT OF THAT IS,  BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT  MEANS THE ENTIRE THING GOES AWAY  OR REFERRED BACK TO YOUR  FEBRUARY APPROVAL.  BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE AGENDA  ITEM IS BEING PRESENTED.  SO I THINK WE NEED CLARIFICATION  FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT --  IF YOU MOVE TO DENY THIS, AND IT  DOESN'T PASS, WHAT THE IMPACT OF  THAT IS SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE  VOTING ON BEFORE YOU VOTE. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: AND I CAN  RESPONSE RESPOND.  OUR INITIAL, IN BRINGING BACK A  REVISED AGENDA, WAS TO SHOW THE  ADDITIONAL IMPACT AS FAR AS COST  SAVINGS.  I MEAN, I KNOW THAT OBVIOUSLY  CONVERSATION AS ROUND OVERALL  EXPENSES, AND SALARIES, I GET  IT.  WE ALL GET IT.  WE ARE HAVING ALL THOSE  CONVERSATIONS EVERY SINGLE  MINUTE OF THE DAY.  WE ALSO KNOW THERE'S GOT TO  BE -- THIS INITIAL  REORGANIZATION WAS DONE AS AN  ALIGNMENT FOR THESE PARTICULAR  EMPLOYEES TO LIKE EMPLOYEES IN  OTHER DIVISIONS SO THERE WASN'T  ANY INEQUITY WITH REGARDS TO OUR  SUPPORT PERSONNEL AND THE JOBS  THEY WERE PERFORMING AND THE PAY  THAT THEY WERE GETTING.  THERE WAS AN INEQUITY.  SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE SALARY  INCREASES THON PARTICULAR AGENDA  ITEM WAS TO BRING EQUITY TO OUR  SUPPORT EMPLOYEES' SIDE OF THE  HOUSE.  AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS THAT  LIKE-TO-LIKE FROM DIVISION TO  DIVISION.  ON TOP OF THAT, THIS PARTICULAR  ITEM DID BRING ABOUT SOME OTHER  POSITIONS THAT WERE GOING TO  COME INTO HR AS A RESULT.  THOSE ARE WHAT WE HAVE BROUGHT  BACK SAYING WE ARE NOT GOING TO  MOVE FORWARD ON THOSE PARTICULAR  POSITION.  WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO DELETE  AND FURTHER DELETE OTHER  POSITIONS IN HR.  IT'S TRANSPARENCY IS TO BRING  BACK AN ITEM TO ALLOW THE BOARD  TO SEE WHAT WE ARE DOING TO  RETHINK SOME OF THE DECISIONS  THAT WE MADE IN THE PAST, BUT WE  ALSO KNOW IN THIS PARTICULAR  ITEM INITIALLY A LOT OF THE  GENERATION OF THESE PARTICULAR  SUPPORT EMPLOYEES' SALARY  INCREASES WHAT TO CREATE THE  EQUITY. 

>> SO, MR. PORTER, IF THIS IS  NOT APPROVED TONIGHT, THIS  ENTIRE REORGANIZATION GOES AWAY.  IS THAT WHAT I AM HEARING?  BECAUSE IF WHOLE THING WAS --  OKAY.  AND THAT IS NOT IN EFFECT UNTIL  JULY 1st.  OKAY.  MRS. SHIMBERGER, WERE YOU DONE  WITH YOUR COMMENTS? 

>>Susan Valdes: MR. EAKINS, I  CANNOT ARGUE WHAT YOU JUST SAID,  BECAUSE WE NEED TO WHENEVER  POSSIBLE ALIGN.  I REALLY WANT THAT FOR ALL OF  OUR EMPLOYEES.  IS IT THE RIGHT TIME?  BECAUSE IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN  WHAT ABOUT THE FOUR GUYS THAT  ARE A PAY GRADE 13 GOING INTO  RAT INFESTED KITCHENS AND HAVING  TO DO THE CLEAN-UP, AND THEN  THEY CALL OUT TO THE TUNE OF  $20,000.  SO WHERE IS THE EQUITY THERE?  SO I APPRECIATE THE DELETION OF  OTHER POSITIONS, AND REALLY  MAKING IT JUST BEING FRUGAL.  I APPRECIATE THAT.  IS THE TIMING RIGHT?  FOR THE EQUALIZING?  I MEAN, COULD WE -- BOARD  MEMBERS, COULD WE DO SOMETHING  THAT WE APPROVE, THE REORG AND  MAYBE HOLD OFF ON THE RECURRING  COST UNTIL WE REALLY GET A GRIP  AND SEE?  AND IT'S NOT LIKE GO BACK ON OUR  WORD, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE  HAVE IS OUR WORD.  SO I JUST FEEL SO -- IT'S A  CHALLENGE TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD  AND GIVE PEOPLE RAISES, BECAUSE  THAT'S HOW IT'S GOING TO BE  PORTRAYED.  IT'S NOT THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE  BOARD.  IT'S GOING TO BE THAT, OH, LOOK,  THEY, THE BOARD THE BOARD JUST  GAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PEOPLE  A RAISE.  HMMM.  DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR?  YOU THINK?  SO THAT'S WHAT I'M TROUBLED  WITH.  SO HELP ME WITH THAT.  BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE, YOU KNOW,  WE CAN'T COMPETE.  WHETHER IT'S TRUE OR NOT,  SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, I WANT  TO RIGHT-SIZE THE ORGANIZATION  AND I WANT TO BE FAIR TO ALL OF  THE EMPLOYEES.  BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, THERE'S  THE TIMING NOW. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  VALDES.  MRS. GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MADAM  CHAIR.  JUST FOUR POINTS.  THE SCHOOL BOARD ALREADY  APPROVED THIS, ASKED FOR A  REVISION WHICH IT SEEMS AS  THOUGH WE HAVE.  SO MOST LIKELY -- I'M NOT SURE,  I DON'T HAVE THE MINUTES -- BUT  IF THERE WERE SEVEN MEMBERS HERE  THAT ALREADY APPROVED THIS  BEFORE, YET ASKED FOR A  REVISION, AND NOW YOU HAVE A  REVISION, AND IT SEEMS AS THOUGH  THIS DOES SHOW A NET -- I DON'T  WANT TO SAY GAME BECAUSE THAT'S  A TROUBLESOME WORD, BUT AT THE  VERY LEAST COST NEUTRAL-PLUS.  THOSE ARE THE PRO TWO POINTS.  THE OTHER POINT IS THE SUPPORT  PERSONNEL, MEMBER VALDES, THEY  ARE CRITICAL.  WE ALL KNOW THAT SCHOOL DOESN'T  OPERATE WITHOUT THE INTEGRAL  PART OF OUR SUPPORT PERSONNEL.  BUT THAT IS A DIFFERENT ISSUE  PER THIS PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM.  SO RIGHT NOW I'M FOCUSING ON  THIS AGENDA ITEM.  PERHAPS THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS IN  THE FUTURE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE  TO GIVE CREDENCE, AND HAVE THAT  ALIGNMENTS OR THOSE KIND OF  DISCUSSIONS.  BUT I'M FOCUSED ON THIS.  I HEAR THAT THIS HAS ALREADY  BEEN APPROVED.  I HEAR AND I SEE THAT THIS IS A  REVISION AS PER YOUR  RECOMMENDATIONS.  AND RIGHT NOW, I'M NO QUANDARY  AS TO WHY THERE IS, IN FACT, A  QUANDARY.  AND I ALSO AGREE -- YES, WE  CAN'T BE GIVING ADMINISTRATORS  AND CABINET MEMBERS OR  HIGH-LEVEL EMPLOYEES A RAISE AT  THIS POINT.  THIS WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, THAT  WOULD BE TRULY THE PERCEPTION OF  OUR BOARD WOULD BECOME VERY  IRRESPONSIBLE.  BUT I DON'T SEE IT AS THAT.  SO THANK YOU FOR LISTENING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: FOR FUTURE  REFERENCE, PLEASE, I WOULD LIKE  TO ASK THAT ON AGENDA ITEMS LIKE  THIS THAT THE PREVIOUS AGENDA  ITEM THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY  THIS BOARD BE A PART OF THIS.  IT DOES MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT  WHEN WE THEN HAVE TO GO BACK AND  RESEARCH PAST AGENDA ITEMS THAT  SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS.  THAT BEING SAID, MR. PORTER, I  HAVE A QUESTION.  ARE WE LEGALLY ABLE TO AMEND THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION  TO APPROVE THE REORGANIZATION  AND SUSPEND THE RAISES? 

>>Jim Porter: YOU CANNOT MODIFY  HIS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE  DAIS.  YOU CAN VOTE IT UP OR VOTE IT  DOWN.  BUT YOU CAN'T COME BACK WITH A  DIFFERENT RECOMMENDATION. 

>>April Griffin: YOU ANSWERED MY  QUESTION.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: AND I'M A LITTLE  IN THE QUESTIONS THAT I ASKED  THAT I WAS NOT INFORMED WHEN I  ASKED THE QUESTIONS ABOUT NOT  SUPPORTING THIS, AND MY REASONS  WHICH I THINK ARE PRETTY VALID,  AND I THINK THAT I AGREE WITH MY  OTHER BOARD MEMBERS.  WE ARE GETTING HAMMERED OUT  THERE ABOUT THINGS THAT WE ARE  DOING THAT IS BEING BROUGHT  FORWARD BY THE SUPERINTENDENT TO  THIS BOARD OF THAT WE ARE  STRUGGLING WITH.  AND THIS ONE I STRUGGLED WITH  INITIALLY.  AND THE SUPERINTENDENT KNOWS  THAT.  AND I LET IT GO THROUGH.  AND NOW IT BACK IN FRONT OF ME.  AND I JUST CAN'T DO THIS AGAIN.  BUT I AM A LITTLE BIT DISTURBED  THAT IT WAS NOT TOLD THAT  REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THIS IS  VOTED UP OR DOWN WE GO BACK TO  THE ORIGINAL.  SO I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR  MR. PORTER.  AND I HAVE A MOTION PREPARED  THAT I WAS GOING TO SPEAK TO  LATER.  IS IT APPROPRIATE IF WE ALLOW  THIS GO TO GO THROUGH, BECAUSE I  WANT THE DELETION OF THE ROLES  THAT WERE ADDED ON HERE TO GO  THROUGH.  IS IT APPROPRIATE OF THAT WE  MAKE -- CAN MAKE A SUBSEQUENT  MOTION TO ASK THE SUPERINTENDENT  TO -- THAT OUR EXPECTATIONS THAT  NO SALARIES FROM THIS DAY  FORWARD OR REORGANIZATIONS BE  APPROVED, OR COME TO THIS BOARD?  NOT SUSPEND THIS ITEM. 

>>Jim Porter: I THINK THAT DOES  A DUMB OF THINGS.  I THINK, ONE, THE BOARD IS PUT  IN A POSITION OF HAVING TO DEAL  WITH AN AGENDA ITEM THAT YOU HAD  PREVIOUSLY APPROVED, WAY BEFORE  WE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN  IN TALLAHASSEE.  SO THAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY.  WEIR WE ARE NOW IN A SITUATION,  A BUDGET SITUATION THAT WE ARE  IN.  TV WAY THE AGENDA ITEM IS WORDED  IS A REVISION.  AND SO IF NOTHING HAPPENS, IF  THINGS CONTINUE OR GOETZ GET  DENIED, LEGALLY YOU HAVE TO  REVERT BACK TO YOUR FEBRUARY  DECISION.  SO YOU ARE NOT SAVING MONEY.  YOU ARE ACTUALLY BEING CAUGHT IN  THE POSITIONS THAT ARE BEING  DELETED HERE WILL BE ADDED.  SO THAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU  HAVE TO THINK ABOUT.  SO I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF  OPTIONS FOR YOU.  SO THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OPTIONS  FOR YOU.  YOU CAN MOVE TO APPROVE THE  AGENDA ITEM, OR YOU CAN MOVE TO  DENY IT.  AFTER THAT, THERE COULD BE A  SUBSEQUENT MOTION REQUESTING THE  SUPERINTENDENT TO CONTEMPLATE  THE COMMENTS YOU HAVE MADE TODAY  ABOUT PAY RAISES FOR  ADMINISTRATORS OR FOR ANYBODY  ELSE IN THE DISTRICT GIVEN THE  SITUATION AND ASK THAT THE  AGENDA ITEM COME BACK TO ADDRESS  THE CONCERNS THAT WERE RAISED  HERE TODAY.  YOU NEED TO DISPOSE OF THE  AGENDA ITEM FIRST.  AND AGAIN YOUR TWO OPTIONS ARE  TO APPROVE OR DENY IT.  AFTER THAT I THINK THE  SUPERINTENDENT HEARD YOUR  CONVERSATION AND YOUR  DISCUSSION, AND YOU COULD ASK  THAT HE COME BACK WITH AN AGENDA  ITEM, SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES  THAT YOU HAVE SUGGESTED.  BUT I THINK IT IMPORTANT TO  DISPOSE OF THIS MOTION BEFORE  YOU MOVE ON. 

>>Cindy Stuart: SO A FOLLOW-UP  QUESTION F.THE BOARD CHOOSES TO   ASK THE SUPERINTENDENT TO BRING  BACK A SUBSEQUENT RECOMMENDATION  WITHOUT THE RAISES INCLUDED, I'M  QUESTIONING THE TIMING,  BECAUSE -- BECAUSE THIS GOES  INTO EFFECT JULY 1st.  SO OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING ISN'T  UNTIL JULY 1 -- I MEAN THE GOES  INTO EFFECT JULY 1.  OUR NEXT MEETING ISN'T UNTIL THE  18th.  SO THAT WOULDN'T WORK.  SO WHAT I AM HEARING YOU SAY,  MR. PORTER, IS IN ORDER TO  ACTUALLY DELETE THE POSITIONS WE  NEED TO APPROVE THIS  RECOMMENDATION AND ACTUALLY  REALIZE THE COST SAVINGS, BUT  THEN THERE CAN BE A SUBSEQUENT  MOTION.  CAN THAT MOTION BE TIME  SENSITIVE?  CAN WE PUT A DATE ON IT? 

>>Jim Porter: I THINK YOU HAVE  TO BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU DO  AT THE DAIS.  TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, YOU CAN  MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE  SUPERINTENDENT.  YOU CAN REACT TO THEM AND COME  BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR  TO YOU VOTE ON.  YOU CAN'T DIRECT HIM TO DO THAT.  YOU CAN REQUEST IT.  AND YOU CAN ASK HIM TO COME BACK  WITH AN AGENDA ITEM.  YOU CAN RESPOND TO WHATEVER  RECOMMENDATION HE COMES BACK  WITH. 

>>Lynn Gray: I WILL MOVE TO VOTE  ON THE REVISION, IF THAT'S  PROPER. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRAY, FULL  HOLD THAT FOR A SECOND.  I STILL HAVE THE FLOOR AND MRS.  VALDES IS IN LINE WAITING TO  SPEAK. 

>> YOU HAVE NOT YET VOTED TO  TAKE ... 

>>Cindy Stuart: WELL, YOU ARE  NOT GIVING ME A LOT OF OPTIONS  HERE, MR. PORTER, AND I'M REALLY  STRUGGLING WITH -- AND AGAIN, I  WANT EQUITY FOR ALL OUR  EMPLOYEES, BELIEVE ME.  I WANT PEOPLE TO BE PAID A  LIVING WAGE IN THE DISTRICT.  AND I CERTAINLY WANT DOLLARS TO  GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM.  BUT AGAIN, WHEN YOUR OWN  EMPLOYEES COME TO ME AND HAVE A  PROBLEM WITH A REORGANIZATION  FOR ANOTHER GROUP, I HAVE A HARD  TIME FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO  WITH THAT.  I WANT TO FIND A WAY TO APPROVE  THIS AND DELETE THESE POSITIONS  THAT MRS. WHILE AN HAS ACTUALLY  BROUGHT BACK TO US.  AND THANK YOU.  I APPRECIATE YOU  DOING THAT.  BUT I ALSO WANT TO FIND A WAY  FOR US TO SUSPEND THE RAISES  THAT WOULD GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1  FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTED  HERE, THE 38 PEOPLE WHO ARE  LISTED HERE.  AND I DON'T KNOW HOW WE DO THAT,  BECAUSE WE CAN'T TELL THE  SUPERINTENDENT WHAT TO DO.  I AM GOING TO HAVE TO HOPE THAT  HE UNDERSTANDS WHERE THIS BOARD  IS AND HOW WE ARE FEELING, AND  THE PRESSURE THAT WE ARE ALL  FEELING, AND NOT JUST THE BOARD  BUT THE SUPERINTENDENT AS WELL.  TO REALLY TAKE A HARD LOOK AT  THE THINGS THAT ARE COMING  FORWARD, AND THE MONEY THAT IS  GETTING SPENT, WE ARE BEING  CRITICIZED FOR THINGS THAT  CERTAINLY DO NOT BELONG AND  CERTAINLY COMING OUT OF THE  HOUSE SPEAKER'S MOUTH.  THERE ARE EXPENSES TO RUNNING  THIS DISTRICT EVERY SINGLE DAY  THAT HAVE TO BE REALIZED.  BUT THESE THINGS ARE IN MY  OPINION EGREGIOUS.  AND I DON'T THINK EVER IN MY  LIFETIME I HAVE GOTTEN A $6,000  RAISE.  SO I WANT TO MEET THESE PEOPLE  IF THIS ENDS UP HAPPENING,  BECAUSE THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.  AND I UNDERSTAND ALSO THE NOTION  THAT THIS IS BECAUSE OTHER  DIVISIONS HAVE SIMILAR JOB  RESPONSIBILITIES AND ARE DOING  THE SAME WORK, BUT THAT IS NOT A  REASON TO LAY OUT THESE  CONTAINED OF DOLLARS FOR ONE  EMPLOYEE BECAUSE THEY MAY DO THE  SAME KIND OF WORK IN ANOTHER  DIVISION.  THAT'S NOT A REASON.  IT'S NOT VALID TO ME.  AND IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T MAKE ME  FEEL ANY BETTER ABOUT GIVING  THEM THIS KIND OF MONEY.  EVERYONE IN THIS DISTRICT,  EVERYONE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT  DOWN, IS GOING TO HAVE TO DO  MORE WORK THAN THEY ARE  ANTICIPATING GETTING PAID FOR.  WE ARE JUST IN THAT PLACE.  AND MAYBE THIS IS THE REALITY  CHECK THAT PEOPLE NEED FOR THEM  TO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S WHERE  WE ARE.  AND THE BOARD IS NOT -- I  PERSONALLY AM NOT -- CAN'T STAND  BY AND WATCH THIS HAPPEN.  SO I'LL MAKE A MOTION, UNLESS  SOMEONE STILL WANTS TO SPEAK.  MRS. VALDES?  MRS. GRIFFIN? 

>>Susan Valdes: THANK YOU, THANK  YOU.  I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THIS  AGENDA DEM, BECAUSE IF WE DO NOT  AGENDA ITEM TODAY, WE WILL  REVERT BACK TO THE ONE IN  FEBRUARY WHICH AT THE TIME MADE   WHEN THE REALITIES HIT, AND NOW  THIS STATE HAS DONE -- THE STATE  HAS SPOKEN.  WE HAVE TO DO THINGS  DIFFERENTLY.  SO I'M THINKING THAT BECAUSE OF  THE COST SAVINGS, NUMBER ONE.  NUMBER TWO, THAT AT LEAST WE ARE  RIGHT SIZING 38 INDIVIDUALS THAT  WOULD BE PARALLEL, AND A  HOPEFULLY THOSE GROUPS, THAT  GROUP OF EMPLOYEES ARE NOW  CORRECTED ACROSS THE BOARD, IS  WHAT I AM HOPING HAPPENS,  BECAUSE PIECEMEALING IT IS ALSO  A PROBLEM AND CHALLENGING.  SO I'M THINKING, BECAUSE OF THE  DISCUSSION THAT WE HAVE HAD AT  THE DAIS, I'M THINKING THAT I  WILL SUPPORT THE AGENDA, BECAUSE  THE LATTER WAS WORSE.  BUT, AGAIN, TO ENSURE THAT  MEMBER GRAY UNDERSTANDS WHY THE  PUSHBACK IS THE FACT THAT THESE  EMPLOYEES ARE RECEIVING A BUMP  IN THEIR SALARY WHEN OTHERS ARE  NOT, AND OTHERS ALSO DESERVE TO  BE LOOKED AT, ESPECIALLY, AGAIN,  GIVEN THE LEVEL OF WORK THAT  THEY DO, AND THE DANGERS THAT  COME ALONG WITH IT.  BECAUSE IF YOU GO IN THERE TO  ONE OF THOSE SITES, AND YOU HAVE  TOXINS IN THERE THAT YOU MUST  CLEAN UP AND ADDRESS, THOSE  INDIVIDUALS ARE BREATHING THEM,  GET SICK, IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE  CHALLENGING.  WHICH WILL COST US MORE IN THE  END.  SO I JUST HOPE THAT WE START  MAKING SOME REAL SERIOUS  DECISIONS, AND I HAVE FAITH IN  THE EXECUTIVE TEAM.  I COULDN'T SAY THAT BEFORE.  BUT I CAN.  I STILL HAVE FAITH IN THIS  EXECUTIVE TEAM.  TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND TO  BRING BACK A PLAN SO THAT  EVERYBODY OUT HERE, NUMBER ONE,  KNOWS WE MANY BUSINESS.  NUMBER TWO, WE ARE GOING TO FIX  IT.  AND WE ARE GOING TO FIX IT NOT  FOR THE ADULTS, BUT FOR THE  CHILDREN THAT WE SERVE.  AND THAT'S SIMPLY PUT.  AND AGAIN, IF FOLKS DON'T LIKE  THE PHILOSOPHY THAT WE ARE HEAR  FOR KIDS, MAYBE YOU SHOULD FIND  ANOTHER JOB SOMEWHERE IN  CORPORATE AMERICA WHERE THEY  DON'T WORRY ABOUT KIDS, THEY  WORRY ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE AND  MAKING IT.  SO I THINK I WILL SUPPORT THIS  MOTION, THIS RECOMMENDATION, AND  JUST KNOW I THINK THAT MR.  EAKINS AND DR. VAZQUEZ AND MR.  PETERS AND THE EXECUTIVE TEAM  HAVE HEARD US TODAY.  AND I KNOW THAT -- THEY KNOW  THAT WE MANY BUSINESS AND THIS  IS SERIOUS.  AND WE CANNOT JUST CONTINUE TO  DO THIS.  WE HAVE TO BE A LITTLE MORE  THOUGHTFUL IN WHAT WE ARE  PRESENTING SO THAT THEN WE CAN  REALLY GET THE TRUST BACK AND  BEGIN TO MEET AGAIN, BECAUSE  UNFORTUNATELY, MR. EAKINS, WITH  ALL OF THESE DISTRACTIONS AND  ALL OF THESE INDIVIDUALS PLAYING  TUG-OF-WAR AND JUST WANTING TO  HAVE THAT BITE AND IN-YOUR-FACE  KIND OF THING, THEY DON'T WANT  ANYTHING GOOD FOR YOU, FOR I, OR  FOR THIS DISTRICT, OR FOR US.  AS A BOARD, AND AS A GOVERNING  BODY.  AND WE HAVE TO SHUT THOSE NOISES  UP BY DOING WHAT'S RIGHT AND BY  SHOWING THAT BY RIGHT SIZING  THIS ORGANIZATION, WE WILL REACH  NOT 90%, WE'LL REACH 95%  GRADUATION RATE. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  VALDES.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: THANK YOU.  IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT A LOT  OF THESE POSITIONS ARE ALREADY  GONE.  CORRECT?  SO A LOT OF THE POSITIONS ARE  ALREADY GONE.  THEY CAN BE GONE WITHOUT THIS  BEING IN WRITING, THE POSITION  CAN JUST BE GONE.  MADAM CHAIR,  LET ME ASK THE ATTORNEY  SOMETHING F.OUR CHAIR -- IF WE  ARE TWO VOTE THIS DOWN BECAUSE  ALL WE CAN DO IS VOTE IT UP OR  DOWN, IF WE WERE TO VOTE THIS  DOWN, WE COULD HAVE A SPECIAL  CALLED BOARD MEETING CALLED BY  OUR CHAIR TO HAVE OUR -- ASK OUR  SUPERINTENDENT TO BRING BACK A  RECOMMENDATION, AND AFTER  HEARING EVERYTHING THAT WE SAID,  THAT RECOMMENDATION COULD BE  WITHOUT THE RAISES.  IS THAT POSSIBLE? 

>>Jim Porter: YOU CAN HAVE A  SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING.  TYPICALLY IT'S FOR AN EMERGENCY  TYPE SITUATION BUT YOU CAN DO  THAT. 

>>April Griffin: WELL,  CONSIDERING A LOT OF INFORMATION  WAS LEARNED UP HERE THAT  CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY, IN MY  OPINION, THAT'S WHAT I WOULD  LIKE TO DO, BOARD MEMBERS.  I WOULD LIKE TO VOTE THIS ITEM  DOWN.  AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK OUR  CHAIR TO CALL A SPECIAL CALLED  BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY BECAUSE  THAT WOULD GIVE US ENOUGH TIME  TO GIVE THE PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE  MEDIA.  CORRECT? 

>>Reporter: THE LEGAL  REQUIREMENT IS STEPHEN SEVEN  DAYS.  FOR A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING  IT'S REASONABLE NOTICE. 

>> SO WE WOULD HAVE TIME TO GIVE  MEDIA THE NOTICE NECESSARY.  THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO LOOK  FOR.  MY VOTE IS NO.  AND THEN I WILL MAKE A  SUBSEQUENT RECOMMENDATION THAT  OUR CHAIR CALL A SPECIAL CALLED  BOARD MEETING AND THAT THIS BE  BROUGHT BACK TO US LOOKING A  LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MR. PORTER --  HOLD ON.  I HAVE OTHER PEOPLE WAITING.  MRS. SHAMBERGER. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: ACTUALLY,  I'LL PASS AND WAIT TO SEE THE  RESULTS OF THIS. 

>>Lynn Gray: JUST A QUICK  QUESTION, MR. PORTER.  WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMERGENCY  SPECIAL SESSION OF THE BOARD?  WHAT IS BY DEFINITION? 

>> LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE  SNARE CAN OWE THAT HAPPENED.  I'M SORRY, MADAM CHAIRMAN.  CAN I GIVE HER AN ANECDOTAL? 

>> I'D LIKE MR. PORTR TO ANSWER. 

>>Jim Porter: UNDER FLORIDA LAW  IS BOARD IS REQUIRED TO  ADVERTISE A NOTICE OF PUBLIC  MEETING WITHIN SEVEN DAYS.  THERE'S A PROVISION IN FLORIDA  STATUTES THAT ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE  SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETINGS  FOR EMERGENCIES AND THAT'S SORT  OF A SUBJECTIVE STANDARD F.THE  BOARD WANTED TO DO THAT, THAT'S  SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE  THE POWER TO DO. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: BACK IN 2014-15  I PASSED A MOTION TO HIRE AN  EXTERNAL AUDITOR.  ONE OF THE PREVAILING MEMBERS  THAT EVENING SPENT ABOUT TWO  HOURS SEQUESTERED IN THE  SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE.  THE NEXT DAY, SENT AN E-MAIL TO  OUR CHAIR ASKING FOR A SPECIAL  CALLED BOARD MEETING SO THAT HE  COULD RECONSIDER HIS VOTE AND  VOTE IN OPPOSITION TO THE  AUDITOR.  SO I THINK THE EMERGENCY IS VERY  SUBJECTIVE BASED ON THE  PRECEDENT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN  SET. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRAY, DID  YOU HAVE A FURTHER COMMENT? 

>>Jim Porter: SO AT THIS POINT  BOARD MEMBERS YOU HAVE TWO  OPTIONS.  YOU CAN DECIDE TO TAKE THIS UP  ON A SEPARATE OPERATION AND  CONTINUE TO DO THAT OR JUST  CONTINUE IT WITH THE NEXT ITEM. 

>>Cindy Stuart: BEFORE I TAKE A  MOTION I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS  THE SUPERINTENDENT AND ASK HIM  IF THE BOARD DOES GO DOWN THIS  ROAD, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU  CAN ACCOMMODATE?  I THINK WE ARE ASKING IN GOOD  FAITH, CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE THAT?  BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT  THAT'S SOMETHING -- I'M MORE  THAN WILLING TO BE HERE ON  FRIDAY MORNING FOR A SPECIAL  CALLED BOARD MEETING TO APPROVE  SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE  LOOKING AT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: WHEN YOU SAY  ACCOMMODATE, ARE YOU REFERRING  TO ACCOMMODATE AN AGENDA ITEM  THAT THEN GOES BACK AND FREEZES  THESE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS'  SALARIES? 

>>Cindy Stuart: INDEFINITELY, I  THINK, WOULD BE THE SUMMATION UP  HERE. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I MEAN -- 

>> UNTIL WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT  FINANCIAL POSITION. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I UNDERSTAND  ALL THAT.  I GUESS PART OF MY CHALLENGE IS  THAT THE INTENT WAS TO BRING  THIS BACK TO SHOW THE  TRANSPARENCY TO THE BOARD ABOUT  THE OTHER THINGS.  SO I'M A LITTLE TORN BECAUSE OF  EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN DOING TO  TRY TO REALIZE SAVINGS AS WE  HEAD INTO NEXT YEAR, KNOWING  THAT THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE HAD  BEEN TAKEN UP AS MANY SAID PRIOR  TO SESSION, PRIOR TO ALL THE  OTHER CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE  BEEN DISCUSSING ABOUT RECENTLY.  SO THAT'S MY CHALLENGE.  YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THAT'S ALREADY  BEEN DECIDED.  THIS WAS REALLY AN ITEM TO COME  BACK AND SHOW MORE OF WHAT WE  ARE TRYING TO DO.  CERTAINLY, I HEAR MY BOARD AND I  UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGE THAT  YOU FACE, TOO.  AND THAT'S REAL.  IT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE SOME OF  IT IS NOT FAIR, THE CRITICISM AT  ALL, BECAUSE IF YOU LISTED THE  THINGS THAT THIS BOARD HAS  APPROVED TO DO TO PROVIDE COST  SAVINGS, TO PROVIDE STILL GREAT  SUPPORT OUT IN OUR SCHOOLS AND  TO OUR KIDS, IT'S PRETTY  INCREDIBLE.  AND THAT DOESN'T GET THE AIR  TIME, THAT DOESN'T GET THE PLAY,  IN WHATEVER SCOPE.  SO THAT'S THE PART THAT I GET  TORN ABOUT, IS BECAUSE I KNOW  THIS BOARD HAS GONE ABOUT  REALIZING COST SAVINGS IN MANY,  MANY AREAS.  WHAT WE HAVE JUST BEEN ABLE TO  ACCOMPLISH IN THE LAST TWO YEARS  HAS BEEN PRETTY INCREDIBLE WITH  THIS BOARD'S LEADERSHIP IN THAT  ARENA.  SO I WOULD HAVE TAKE THAT INTO  CONSIDERATION, MRS. STUART.  OBVIOUSLY HEARING THE BOARD'S ON  THIS ISSUE AND KNOWING THERE'S  STILL A VOTE TO BE TAKEN ON THIS  AS WELL.  BUT IT WOULD BE ONE, YOU KNOW ME  AS A SUPERINTENDENT, I WANT TO  DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR OUR  EMPLOYEES, I WANT TO DO WHAT'S  RIGHT FOR OUR KIDS FIRST, BUT I  ALSO KNOW THAT WE ARE IN A TOUGH  POSITION, AND I HAVE TO WEIGH  ALL THOSE THINGS MOVING FORWARD  AS I MAKE ANY KIND OF  RECOMMENDATION. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  SO, BOARD MEMBERS, IF THERE ARE  NO OTHER QUESTIONS.  MRS. HAR HIS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO  SPEAK OR IS THAT A SECOND? 

>> SINCE WE HAVEN'T HEARD A  MOTION YET I'M NOT SURE WHAT  THAT IS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. HARRIS, YOU  HAVE THE FLOOR. 

>>Sally Harris: AFTER LISTENING  TO ALL THE COMMENTS, MR. PORTER,  I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE ONE OF  THE IDEAS THAT CAME UP, ONE OF  THE OPTIONS, WAS THAT IF WE  VOTED TO ALLOW THIS TO GO  THROUGH, WHICH  RECOGNIZE THAT  THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF PLANNING  AND WORK PUT INTO THE POSITIONS,  BUT I ALMOST FEEL LIKE IT'S A  UNANIMOUS UP HERE THAT WE DON'T  WANT TO SEE THE PAY INCREASE.  SO IF WE DID VOTE TO ALLOW THIS  TOM GO THROUGH, COULD WE THEN  MAKE A MOTION TO STOP THE RAISES  AS A MOTION SO THAT -- 

>>Jim Porter: I THINK COULD YOU  DO A SUBSEQUENT MOTION TO ASK  THE SUPERINTENDENT TO COME BACK  WITH A REVISION.  YOU CAN'T DIRECT HIM TO DO THAT.  AND I'LL DIRECT THE BOARD  MEMBERS' ATTENTION TO THE VERY  LAST SENTENCE OF THE EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY OF THE AGENDA ITEM.  IT SAYS AFTER FURTHER BUDGET  ANALYSIS ADDITIONAL REVISIONS TO  THIS REORGANIZATION WILL BE  CONSIDERED.  SO I THINK THE SUPERINTENDENT IS  CONSIDERING THAT.  I THINK IF YOU GAVE HIM FURTHER  DIRECTION TO COME BACK EITHER AT  A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING  OR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING WITH  PROVISIONS. 

>>Sally Harris: SO IF WE VOTED  TO GO AHEAD AND LET THE ACTUAL  CHANGES TAKE PLACE, THEN WE CAN  VERY QUICKLY PUT SOMETHING ON  THE PLATE FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT  TO COME BACK? 

>> [OFF MICROPHONE.] 

>> THE BOARD IS IN THIS POSITION  BECAUSE OF TIMING MORE THAN  ANYTHING ELSE.  THIS WAS  ORIGINALLY IN FEBRUARY.  YOU ARE AT THE END OF JUNE.  AND THE FEBRUARY AGENDA ITEM  THAT YOU APPROVED MADE SOME  CHANGES INCLUDING A COST TO THE  DISTRICT GOING INTO EFFECT ON  JULY 1st.  WE ARE NOW JUNE 27.  SO THAT'S SORT WHEREOF THE BOARD  IS WITH THIS.  IT BEING BROUGHT BACK TO YOU.  I THINK THE SUPERINTENDENT'S  INTENT WAS TO RECOGNIZE COST  SAVINGS.  BUT I THINK THE BOARD HAS SPOKEN  ABOUT THE CONCERNS.  IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO TIMING  MORE THAN ANYTHING, AND BECAUSE  OF THE WAY THE AGENDA ITEM IS  EXTRAORDINARY, YOU HAVE LIMITED  OPTIONS.  THE BOARD REALLY HAS IN A OTHER  OPTIONS AS TO HOW TO REACT TO  THIS AGENDA ITEM.  THAT'S JUST A FUNCTION OF  TIMING. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRIFFIN? 

>>April Griffin: I MAKE A MOTION  TO VOTE ON THIS ITEM SEPARATELY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: WELL, WE'LL GET  THAT OUT OF THE WAY.  A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO VOTE ON  THIS SEPARATELY BY MRS. GRIFFIN  AND A SECOND BY MRS. HARRIS.  IS  THERE ANY MORE DISCUSSION?  JUST TO VOTE -- 

>>Jim Porter: ON IT SEPARATELY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: IF THERE'S NO  DISCUSSION, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR  VOTE WHEN THE LIGHT COME UP.  IT IS UNANIMOUS.  SO WE WILL VOTE ON THIS  SEPARATELY.  AND NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT WHETHER  WE ARE VOTING THIS UP OR DOWN,  PLEASE.  DO I HAVE A MOTION, OR ARE WE  MOVING TO APPROVE?  MRS. GRAY? 

>>Lynn Gray: I WANT TO MAKE A  MOTION TO APPROVE THIS REVISION  AS IT STANDS, SO TO NOT REVERT  TO THE ONE PREVIOUS, AND TO SO  NOT HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL  SESSION, I DO NOT CONSIDER THIS  AN EMERGENCY.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THERE'S A MOTION  ON THE FLOOR BY MRS. GRAY TO  APPROVE.  IS THERE A SECOND? 

>> I WILL SECOND WITH THE CAVEAT  THAT IF THIS FAILS, I WILL MAKE  A MOTION THAT OUR BOARD CHAIR  CALL A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD  MEETING AND THE SUPERINTENDENT  BRING IT BACK. 

>> AND I CAN SPEAK FURTHER ABOUT  A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING  AFTERWARDS.  IF WE CAN HAVE LORI READ BACK  THE MOTION. 

>> MOTION TO APPROVE. 

>>Jim Porter: SO WE HAVE A  MOTION BY MRS. GRAY BUT NO  SECOND. 

>> I SECONDED IT. 

>>Jim Porter: YOU SECONDED THE  MOTION TO APPROVE. 

>>April Griffin: TO APPROVE BUT  I AM GOING TO VOTE AGAINST IT. 

>>Jim Porter: UNLESS THERE'S  FURTHER DISCUSSION -- TO BE  CLEAR, LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT  WHAT YOU ARE VOTING ON.  IF YOU VOTE YES, YOU ARE  APPROVING THE AGENDA ITEM.  IF YOU VOTE NO, YOU ARE VOTING  TO NOT APPROVE THE AGENDA ITEM. 

>>Cindy Stuart: AND I APOLOGIZE  FOR MY DELAY.  I AM TRYING TO WEIGH WHICH IS A  BETTER DECISION FOR ME AS A  BOARD MEG MEMBER.  I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO REVERT  BACK TO THE PRIOR AGENDA ITEM  WITH THE ADDITIONAL THINGS ON  HERE.  AND I CERTAINLY HAD EVERY  INTENTION OF COMING HERE TODAY  AND VOTING THIS ITEM DOWN AND  NOT APPROVING THESE RAISES.  AND NOW I AM A LITTLE BIT IN A  QUANDARY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE  ANY OPTIONS HERE TO MAKE THAT  HAPPEN, OTHER THAN POTENTIALLY  HAVING A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD  MEETING IN WHICH I KNOW THAT  IT'S SUMMER AND I KNOW THAT  EVERYONE IS PLANNING VACATIONS,  GOING ON VACATIONS, SO I HAVE  CONCERNS ABOUT THAT.  IT'S A HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  AND I'M NOT SURE HOW TO STOP.   THIS I'M DOING MY BEST TO DO  THAT.  AND MR. PORTER, YOU ARE NOT  LEAVING A LOT OF OPTIONS HERE. 

>>Jim Porter: JUST FOR THE  RECORD, I DIDN'T PREPARE THE  AGENDA ITEM.  (LAUGHTER). 

>>Cindy Stuart: AND I GUESS  THAT'S A LITTLE OF MY  DISAPPOINTMENT, IS THAT IT'S AN  AGENDA ITEM THAT CAME BACK  REVISED AND I KIND OF FEEL LIKE,  YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO SAY  IT, FEEL LIKE THERE'S PEOPLE  WORKING AGAINST US.  AND AGAIN, ALLOWING RAISES LIKE  THIS TO GO THROUGH REGARDLESS OF  WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST OR  OTHER DIVISIONS IS JUST REALLY,  REALLY VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME.  AND NOW I GOT FOUR MORE PEOPLE  TO SPEAK MR. EAKINS, I AM GOING  TO LET YOU TALK FIRST. 

>>Jeff Eakins: HOPEFULLY MY  COMMENTS -- WHERE MY COMMENTS  MAY GO.  BUT THANK YOU, MR. PORTER FOR  POINTING THE FINGER AT ME.  SO ONE OF THE THINGS, YOU KNOW,  AND OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO HAVE  DISCUSSION WAS OUR UNION  OFFICIALS AROUND ANYTHING THAT  DEALS WITH MONETARY, BUT ONE OF  THE THINGS THAT IN OUR  DISCUSSIONS, ONE OF THE ISSUES  IS THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED  BY THE BOARD, OBVIOUSLY.  IF I HEAR THE BOARD THAT YOU ARE  CHALLENGED WITH A JULY 1 START  ON THIS, YOU KNOW, WE CERTAINLY  CAN HAVE -- I CAN DIRECT OUR  TEAM TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH  UNION OFFICIALS.  WE WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO DO  THAT.  BUT THE ISSUE WOULD BE ONE THIS  BOARD BE AMENABLE IN THOSE  DISCUSSIONS IF WE HOLD OFF ON  JULY 1 ANY KIND OF INCREASES,  THAT ONCE WE ARE NO BETTER  POSITION THAT THESE EMPLOYEES  THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPROVED  FOR THEIR RAISES WOULD GET THE  RAISE BACK RETRO BACK TO JULY 1?  THAT'S ANOTHER -- ONCE AGAIN,  I'M JUST TALKING OUTLOUD HEAR AT  THE DAIS.  I AM TRYING TO GIVE THE BOARD  SOME OPTIONS ON THIS OTHER THAN  THE CURRENT OPTION THAT'S IN  FRONT OF YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. VALDES. 

>>Susan Valdes: AND MR. EAKINS,  I WOULD BE FINE WITH THAT.  BECAUSE, AGAIN, IT'S NOT THAT --  IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO  EQUALIZE THAT GROUP ACROSS THE  BOARD, AND AT LEAST ONE ONE SET  OF EMPLOYEES ARE AFFIXED IN  THEIR SALARY, AND THERE'S NO  DISPARITY AGAIN.  SO I WOULD BE AMENABLE TO THAT.  AND BOARD MEMBERS, AGAIN, I JUST  THINK THAT THERE ARE STILL SOME  HABITS THAT ARE LINGERING FROM  PAST PRACTICES.  SO I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE  COMMITTEE WORK TO TRULY BEGIN,  BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE -- THAT'S  WHERE A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE  GOING TO STOP.  SO I BELIEVE THAT, FOR INSTANCE,  THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WHEN WE  MET LAST WEEK DURING OUR BREAK  IN THE -- AT THE WORKSHOP,  BUDGET WORK SHOWN, WE HAD THESE  CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT IT IS  THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT AND  WHERE WE START.  BECAUSE, AGAIN, THIS IS NEW WORK  FOR US AS WELL, WITH THE  COMMITTEE PROCESS.  SO -- AND WE ARE COMING INTO A  TIME IN WHICH -- IT JUST A TIME  TO BE ABLE TO RECONFIGURE AND DO  BUSINESS IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF  WAY, AND REALLY THINKING OUTSIDE  THE BOX.  SO I WILL SUPPORT THIS MOTION.  AND I WOULD BE AMENABLE TO THAT  AS WELL BECAUSE AGAIN IT'S NOT  ABOUT TAKING THINGS AWAY FROM  OUR EMPLOYEES.  IF THERE WERE WAYS THAT WE COULD  GENERATE DOLLARS AND WE WERE A  CORPORATION, AND WE WOULD SAY WE  HAVE TO SELL MORE HOTDOGS NEXT  YEAR.  I DON'T KNOW.  IF WE ARE IF MERCEDES BE BENZ  DEALERSHIP WE WOULD HAVE TO SELL  MORE CARS NEXT YEAR.  WE COULD MAKE IT UP.  BUT WE CAN'T DO THAT HERE.  SO THAT'S WHY WHERE I STRUGGLE  WITH WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR?  AND WHAT IS OUR CORE?  AND OUR CORE IS OUR CHILDREN.  SO I'M WILLING TO DO HAVE.  THAT THANK YOU FOR THAT OPTION  YOU HAVE GIVEN US.  AND I NOVEMBER YOU HEAR US.  BUT WE HAVE TO ENSURE AGAIN THAT  SOME PAST PRACTICES CEASE TO  OCCUR.  SO I WILL BE VOTING NOR AGENDA  ITEM IN YOUR FAVOR, MR. EAKINS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU,  MRS. VALDES.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: REPEAT THAT  OPTION THAT YOU SAID, PLEASE? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: ABSOLUTELY,  MRS. GRIFFIN.  SO ALL OF THIS DISCUSSION HERE,  WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE DISCUSSION  WITH THE UNION ON THIS AS WELL  SINCE THEY ARE REPRESENTED  EMPLOYEES.  BUT THE OTHER OPTION COULD BE  KNOWING SOME OF THE CHALLENGES  THAT WE ARE FACING, AND WE DON'T  HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE UNTIL WE  HAVE ALL FINAL ENROLL 789, ALL  THOSE KINDS OF ISSUES AROUND IN  THE AUGUST TIME FRAME, WE HAVE  OUR FINAL BUDGET HEARING IN  PLACE, FINAL BUDGET HEARING IN  SEPTEMBER, IS THAT AS WE HAVE  DISCUSSIONS, THAT WE HAVE  DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THESE  EMPLOYEES, AND THE DISCUSSIONS  COULD REVOLVE AROUND THE HOLDOFF  ON ANYTHING OCCURRING WITH ANY  RAISES ON JULY 1.  BUT ONCE WE AS A DISTRICT -- AND  OBVIOUSLY THIS WOULD COME BACK  TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION --  ONCE OUR DISTRICT IS NO BETTER  POSITION TO MOVE FORWARD ON ANY  OTHER KINDS OF SALARY  DISCUSSIONS, ONCE APPROVED IT  WOULD COME BACK RETRO TO THESE  EMPLOYEES BACK TO JULY 1. 

>>April Griffin: THANK YOU.  SO THIS IS MY PROBLEM.  JUNE 27th.  THESE GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1.  I AM ABSOLUTELY WILLING, BOARD  MEMBERS, TO COME BACK ON  THURSDAY BEFORE WE GO ON  VACATION, EARLY MORNING, AND  HAVE A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD  MEETING ABOUT THIS.  I AM GOING TO VOTE NO.  AND IF THIS MOTION FAILS, I WILL  MAKE A MOTION, A SUBSEQUENT  MOTION, TO THAT EFFECT.  THE FACT THAT THIS WAS BROUGHT  FORWARD ON JUNE 27th, THE  BACKUP DOCUMENTATION IS NOT  THERE.  IT DOESN'T PASS THE SMELL TEST  TO ME.  AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO  DO SALARY STUDIES ALL OVER THIS  DISTRICT.  WE NEED TO DO THEM ACROSS THE  DISTRICT.  WE HAVE DONE THEM IN SOME AREAS.  WE HAVE DONE THEM IN  ADMINISTRATION.  WE HAVE DONE THEM IN TANDEM WITH  HASA.  WE HAVE DONE THEM FOR OUR  TEACHERS.  WE HAVE DONE THEM ALL OVER.  WE HAVE DONE THEM IN  TRANSPORTATION.  AND, BY THE WAY, WE ARE WAY  BELOW STANDARD IN TRANSPORTATION  ON PAYING OUR TRANSPORTATION  EMPLOYEES.  SO I AM ABSOLUTELY WILLING TO  ADJUST MY SCHEDULE, AND WHEN  THAT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WAS  CALLED TO BRING BACK THAT  PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM THAT I  HAD PASSED, IT WAS CALLED AT A  TIME THAT I WAS OUT OF TOWN.  SO THE PROCEEDS DENT IS THERE,  AND I AM WILLING TO COME BACK.  I DON'T WANT TO REVERT BACK TO  THE ORIGINAL, BUT I'M NO  POSITION WHERE I AM GOING TO  TAKE A STAND ON THESE THINGS  FROM THIS POINT FORWARD OR  ACTUALLY FROM A WHILE BACK AND I  AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRIFFIN.  MRS. SHAMBERGER. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: THANK YOU  AGAIN, MADAM CHAIR.  SO OKAY, AFTER LISTENING TO THIS  VERY ROBUST CONVERSATION, I  THINK NO MATTER IF -- I THINK WE  BROUGHT THESE RAISES, BACK IN  FEBRUARY, SO NO MATTER IF WE DID  THEM JULY 1st OR WHENEVER  THAT WE BOUGHT THESE RAISE.  THERE'S NO WAY TO ABSOLUTELY GET  RID OF THEM BASED ON WHAT I HAVE  HEARD.  SO, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT, I THINK  WE JUST HAVE TO TOSS THIS UP TO  A LEARNING EXPERIENCE REALLY.  ONE, THAT WILL NECESSITY A  CHANGE IN HOW WE DO THINGS, VERY  SPECIFICALLY, HOW WE NEED TO  START LIKE ALIGNING OUR SALARY  INCREASES, AND REORG TO HAVE A  FINANCIAL IMPACT ALONG WITH THE  STATE-APPROVED BUDGET, RIGHT?  SO FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, WE  CAN'T DO THIS AGAIN WITHOUT  COMPLETE INFORMATION.  SO MOVING FORWARD, I THINK,  AGAIN, THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT  THE BUDGET AND EVERYTHING, THAT  IT HAD TO BE TIED TO THE STATE.  THE STATE BUDGET.  WHAT WE GET FROM THE STATE.  AND WE ELIMINATE THIS KIND OF  CONVERSATION.  SO FOR ME, IT IS A LEARNING  EXPERIENCE.  ESPECIALLY AS A NEW BOARD  MEMBER.  BUT FROM THE CONVERSATION TODAY.  SO WITH THAT, I WILL SUPPORT IT  TODAY.  BUT AGAIN, I THINK WE HAVE TO DO  THINGS DIFFERENTLY FROM THIS  POINT FORWARD.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  SHAMBERGER. 

>> THANK YOU, IN LISTENING TO  THE COMMENTS AND THE  CONVERSATION, I HAVE A LITTLE  BIT OF ANXIETY WHEN IT COMES TO  THIS, BECAUSE THERE IS A  HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO THIS  AGENDA ITEM.  THIS WAS APPROVED PREVIOUSLY,  AND IT WAS APPROVED WITH THE  INTENTION OF REALLY WHAT WE WERE  TRYING TO AIM TOWARDS IN THE  DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES,  WHICH IS TRYING TO MAKE CUSTOMER  SERVICE A PRIORITY FOR ALL OUR  EMPLOYEES.  AND IN DOING THAT WE WERE TRYING  TO KIND OF REALLY ALIGN MUCH OF  THESE POSITIONS WITH OTHER  DIVISIONS WERE ACTUALLY GOING  THROUGH THE MANY REORGS THAT  ACTUALLY THE BOARD APPROVED  WITHIN A ONE-YEAR TIME SPAN.  IN THE SPIRIT OF TRANSPARENCY  AND THE SPIRIT OF ACTUALLY OF  COLLABORATION AND WORKING  TOWARDS REALLY ACHIEVING WHAT WE  REALLY WANT TO ACHIEVE WITH THE  CHALLENGES THAT ARE IN FRONT OF  US FINANCIALLY, ACADEMICALLY,  AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT GOES  AROUND IN THE WORLD OF ACADEMIA,  WE RETURNED THIS AGENDA ITEM  REVISED WITH THOSE INTENTIONS.  IT WAS REVISED.  IT WAS -- POSITIONS ELIMINATED.  WE EVEN ASKED TO HAVE AN ACTING  HR DIRECTOR WHO WAS NOT BEING  ALL OF THIS IS IN THE SPIRIT OF  ACTUALLY WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO  ACHIEVE AS A DISTRICT.  I'M NOT SAYING THAT YOUR  COMMENTS ARE WRONG OR THAT I AM  TRYING TO DOWN PLAY YOUR  COMMENTS.  I ACTUALLY EMBRACE THEM.  BUT, HOWEVER, EVERYTHING THAT WE  ARE TRYING TO DO AND BRING  FORWARD TO THE BOARD, I REALLY  WANT TO ACTUALLY MAKE SURE THAT  YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS DONE  WITH THE INTENTIONS OF REALLY  UNDERSTANDING YOUR CONCERNS AND  THE CONCERNS OF OUR  STAKEHOLDERS.  HOWEVER, THERE ARE THINGS THAT  HAPPENED IN THE PAST AND ACTIONS  THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN THAT WE  ACTUALLY HAVE TOP ADDRESS MOVING  FORWARD.  AND IN DOING THAT, WE ACTUALLY  KIND OF TAILOR THAT TO ACTUALLY  MEET WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO, BUT  ALSO SHAVE OFF WHAT WE CAN SHAVE  OFF IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY MEET  OUR BUDGET.  AND THIS PROBLEM WILL NOT BE THE  LAST THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE  PRESENTED TO YOU.  SO PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERYTHING  THAT WE DO BRING IN FRONT OF YOU  REALLY DOES GO THROUGH A LENS OF  EQUITY, A LENS OF REALLY  ACTUALLY DIALOGUE, A LENS OF  ACTUALLY BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF  THE MONEYS THAT ARE IN FRONT OF  US.  I THINK IN A ONE ON THE CABINET  REALLY CAN ARGUE THAT.  BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME  PASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS AROUND  MANY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, DR.  VAZQUEZ.  MRS. HARRIS. 

>>Sally Harris: JUST NEED A  LITTLE MORE CLARIFICATION.  I TOTALLY SUPPORT THE  RECONSTRUCTION -- OF STRUCTURING  THE DEPARTMENT.  I TOTALLY DO.  AND I UNDERSTAND VERY MUCH  CUSTOMER SERVICE IS VERY DEAR TO  MY HEART, IN EVERY ASPECT.  I AGREE WITH MRS. SHAMBERGER IN  THE FACT THAT IT BEGINNING TO  LOOK LIKE WE BOUGHT THIS ONE WAY  OR THE OTHER.  BUT I WANT CLARIFICATION FROM  YOU, MR. EAKINS, ON THE FACT  THAT IF WE APPROVE THIS, THEN ON  JULY 1st, THE RAISES WILL  NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL WE HAVE  HAD TIME TO DISCUSS.  IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: ONCE AGAIN,  THOSE DISCUSSIONS WILL NEED TO  BE HAD WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES  FROM THE UNION.  BUT THAT WAS AN OPTION THAT I  WOULD MOVE FORWARD ON WITH THOSE  DISCUSSIONS, HEARING THE BOARD  TONIGHT, HEARING YOUR CONCERNS,  KNOWING THAT THAT COULD BE AN  OPTION IF WE AGREE BETWEEN THE  DISTRICT AND THE UNION ON THIS  PARTICULAR ISSUE, THAT WE WOULD  HOLD OFF ON ANY RAISES JULY 1  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AND WHEN  THAT FURTHER NOTICE ENDS,  WHATEVER THAT TIME MAY BE, THAT  WE WOULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD  WITH THAT NOTIFICATION, AND THEN  ANY RAISES THAT THESE EMPLOY  DECEMBER NOT RECEIVE FROM JULY 1  UNTIL THAT DATE WOULD THEN BE  HONORED RETRO BACK TO JULY 1.  THAT WAS THE OPTION.  SO WE WOULD HOLD OFF ON  ANYTHING.  NOT A FINAL DECISION UNTIL WE  HAVE THAT COLLABORATION WITH THE  UNION.  BUT WE CAN DO THAT IMMEDIATELY.  WE WILL DO THAT DIALOGUE  IMMEDIATELY.  AND I WOULD BE ABLE TO  COMMUNICATE BACK TO THE BOARD  VERY SOON, YOU KNOW, WITHIN THE  NEXT 24 HOURS WE WILL PROBABLY  BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THAT, AND TO  GET BACK TO THE BOARD SO YOU  KNOW HOW THAT WAS ULTIMATELY  RESOLVED.  THAT MAY THEN BETTER TRIGGER  WHETHER THE BOARD WANTS TO CALL  ANY KIND OF SPECIAL BOARD  MEETING FROM THAT POINT ON. 

>>Sally Harris: WELL, I HAVE TWO  ALARMS THAT HAVE GONE OFF.  NUMBER ONE, THE RETRO.  THAT CONCERNS ME.  AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY  DON'T AGREE?  BECAUSE THEN COULD WE HAVE AN  EMERGENCY MEETING? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THAT'S WHAT I  WOULD SAY.  IF THEY DON'T, THEN  I WOULD LET THE BOARD KNOW ABOUT  THE OUTCOME.  AND THEN IT WOULD POTENTIALLY  TRYING AREA SPECIAL CALLED BOARD  MEETING THAT WOULD GO INTO  EFFECT.  AND THE BOARD HAS REQUESTED ME  TO BRING SOMETHING BACK TO THEM  TO TAKE TO THE BOARD MEETING. 

>>Sally Harris: SO WE DO HAVE  OPTION IFS WE GO AHEAD AND LET  THE RESTRUCTURING GO THROUGH?  OKAY, THANK YOU. 

>>Jim Porter: I WANT TO CLARIFY  THE IDEA OF A SPECIAL MEETING.  I PULLED UP THE STATUTES SO I  CAN SPEAK CORRECTLY FROM THE  STATUTE AS OPPOSED TO GIVING AN  OPINION FROM THE DAIS.  IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE AN  EMERGENCY.  IT CAN BE A SPECIALLY CALLED  BOARD MEETING BY THE  SUPERINTENDENT, BY THE CHAIR OR  BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD.  YOU NEED TO GIVE TWO DAYS  WRITTEN NOTICE.  SO THAT'S SORT OF THE PARAMETER  THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO DO.  SO IF THE BOARD DECIDED TO DO  THAT, I WOULD SUGGEST FRIDAY AS  OPPOSED TO THURSDAY.  AND THEN TO PROVIDE THE NOTICE.  BUT TOUGH POWER TO DO THAT.  IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE AN  EMERGENCY.  I'M SORRY, I MISSPOKE ON.  THAT IT COULD BE A SPECIAL  CALLED BOARD MEETING BUILT  SUPERINTENDENT, THE CHAIR, OR  MAJORITY OF THE BOARD WITH TWO  DAYS WRITTEN NOTICE.  A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA  ITEM BY MRS. GRAY, SECONDED BY  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>Cindy Stuart: IS THERE ANY  FURTHER DISCUSSION, BOARD  MEMBERS?  SO SEEING THAT THERE'S NO  FURTHER DISCUSSION, THE MOTION  ON THE FLOOR WAS TO APPROVE THE  REVISION OF THE REORGANIZATION  OF HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION.  ITEM NUMBER 4.06-R.  PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS  COME UP.  AND THE MOTION PASSES 5 TO 1  WITH MRS. GRIFFIN ABSTAINING.  I'M SORRY, MRS. GRIFFIN VOTING  NO.  ALL RIGHT.  OKAY.  AND THIS SEEMS LAKE THE  APPROPRIATE TIME, BOARD MEMBERS,  I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME  STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS.  THIS HAS BEEN VERY, VERY  TROUBLING FOR ME BECAUSE THIS  FLIES IN THE FACE OF EVERYTHING  THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.  WE HAVE A HIRING FREEZE THAT WE  APPARENTLY LIFTED FOR SOME  DIVISIONS TODAY TO BRING  TEACHERS TO THE CLASSROOM.  AND YET I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH  MONEY THESE PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY  GETTING, THEY ARE GETTING  RAISES, AND THAT IS VERY, VERY  DIFFICULT, PHILOSOPHICALLY FOR  ME AS A BOARD MEMBER, AND AS A  PERSON WHO BELONGS TO THIS  ORGANIZATION TO DEFEND.  AND SUPERINTENDENT, I APPRECIATE  EVERYTHING THAT YOU WERE AT THAT  END OF THE DAIS TRYING TO DO TO  UNDERSTAND OUR POSITION, AND  THIS AGAIN CAME IN FEBRUARY.  WE WERE NO VERY DIFFERENT  POSITION IN WHAT WE ARE SEEING  HAPPENED IN TALLAHASSEE AND WHAT  IS NOW BEEN PLACED BEFORE US  F.ANYTHING I APPRECIATE THE WORK  THAT YOU AND DR. VAZQUEZ HAVE  DONE TO BRING THINGS FORWARD AND  BE TRANSPARENT.  I APPRECIATE THAT FROM MRS.  WEHLAND.  CERTAINLY THAT IS NOT THE END OF  ANY OF THE CONVERSATION HERE.  BUT THERE IS CONVERSATION THAT  NEEDS TO BE HAD.  WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT EXPENSES  ARE NECESSARY TO RUN AN  OPERATION, AND I KNOW THAT  TRANSPARENCY IS OF OFT MOST  SUPERINTENDENT AND IN THE SPIRIT  OF TRANSPARENCY, THE  SUPERINTENDENT I KNOW IS  DEVELOPING OTHER COST AVOIDANCE,  REDUCTION IN WORKFORCE AND  REVENUE GENERATION AND  STRUCTURAL BALANCE FOR THIS  DISTRICT.  AND I APPRECIATE THAT.  WE HAVE HAD THOSE CONVERSATIONS.  THESE ITEMS WILL BE MORE  DETAILED FOR ALL OF YOU AT THE  AUGUST -- ON OR BEFORE THE  AUGUST 29th BOARD MEETING  AND THE EXPECTATION IS THAT THEY  WILL COME WITH CLEAR GOALS AND  TIMELINES SET FOE BOTH THE  2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR AND THE  18-19 SCHOOL YEAR.  MY EXPECTATIONS ARE THAT IN A  ADDITIONAL SALARY INCREASES OR  REORGANIZATIONS WILL BE  APPROVED, AND THAT THE FOLLOWING  ITEMS BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD.  AT 17-58 REDUCTION IN WORKFORCE  BY 400 TO 500 EMPLOYEES AND  18-19 REDUCTION IN WORKFORCE BY  400 TO 500 ADDITIONAL EMPLOYS,  AN ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM WITH  SAVINGS AS WELL AS COST AND  IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE, A  MEDICAID SAVINGS PROGRAM WITH  THE SAME TIME AND ATTENDANCE  PROGRAMS WITH THE SAME, PROPERTY  SALES LISTING IN SAVINGS AS WELL  AS COST IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE,  FREEZING OF POTENTIAL SALARY  BANS, LIFTING SAVINGS AND COSTS  INTO IMPLEMENTATION TIME LANES  FOR 2017-18 AS WELL AS 2018-19.  THESE THINGS I KNOW ARE ALL  THINGS THAT YOU AND YOUR STAFF  HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, BUT I  THINK IT IMPORTANT THAT THIS  BOARD AND ME AS A BOARD MEMBER  PUT A DEADLINE AND A TIMELINE ON  THIS.  WE ARE BEING, AGAIN, ATTACKED BY  NOT ONLY TALLAHASSEE, BUT BY THE  PUBLIC AND THE PRESS.  AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT  WE MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE PRESS  AND THE PUBLIC OUT THERE KNOW  THAT WE ARE HAVING THESE  CONVERSATIONS.  AND IF WE NEED TO SAY IT  PUBLICLY AND PUT A DEADLINE ON  IT, THEN HERE IT IS.  SO MY MOTION IS THAT ALL OF  THESE ITEMS WOULD BE PRESENTED  ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 29th,  INCLUDING ANY AGENDA ITEMS THAT  COME WITH THE ITEMS THAT ARE  LISTED.  AND I WILL TURN THE GAVEL OVER  TO MRS. HARRIS SO THAT I CAN  MAKE THAT MOTION. 

>>Sally Harris: IS THAT A  SNEAKED I HAVE A MOTION BY  MEMBER STUART AND A SECOND BY  MEMBER VALDES.  DO YOU WANT TO RESTATE THAT PART  OF THE MOTION? 

>>Cindy Stuart: SURE.  SO THE MAJORITY OF THE MOTION IS  THAT THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW WILL  BE BROUGHT BEFORE -- ON OR  BEFORE AUGUST 29 TO THE SCHOOL  BOARD MEETING WITH THE  EXPECTATION THAT THEY WILL COME  WITH CLEAR GOALS, TIMELINES SET  FOR THE 17-18 AND 18-19 SCHOOL  YEAR, AND THOSE ITEMS ARE THE  ITEMS THAT I LISTED, REDUCTION  IN WORKFORCE FOR TWO YEARS TO  FOUR OR 500 EMPLOYEES WHICH IS  WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS  AGREED THAT WE NEED TO BRING  OURSELVES DOWN TO IN EMPLOYEE  WORKFORCE, ENERGY SAVINGS,  MEDICAID SAVINGS, TIME AND  ATTENDANCE, PROPERTY SALES, AND  SALARY BAN FREEZES FOR THE NEXT  TWO COMING YEARS.  AND WHAT THAT ALL LOOKS LIKE. 

>>Sally Harris: WE HAVE A MOTION  ON THE FLOOR.  AND A SECOND.  IS THERE DISCUSSION? 

>>Lynn Gray: I WOULD LIKE TO SAY  ONE OR TWO THINGS. 

>>Sally Harris: MEMBER GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: YES, BEFORE WE MAKE  MOTIONS, I AM REMINDED THAT  THERE REALLY IS NO SET PROCEDURE  YET ARE FROM TALLAHASSEE AS TO  HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE 706-9.  WE REALLY DON'T HAVE THE, LET'S  SAY, WAY OF WORK, THE DIRECTION.  IT HASN'T BEEN DECIDED OR GIVEN  TO OUR FISCAL CHIEF OF FINANCE.  SO I'M NOT SURE, NOT KNOWING THE  FULL DEMANDS OF THE BUDGET,  WHETHER WE CAN HOLD TO THE FIRE  THOSE EXPECTATIONS, ALTHOUGH I  DON'T DISAGREE WITH THOSE  EXPECTATIONS.  I THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.  BUT JUST THE TIMELINE. 

>>Cindy Stuart: I CAN CLARIFY,  MRS. GRAY.  THESE EXPECTATION VERSUS NOTHING  TO DO WITH THE LEGISLATURE.  THESE EXPECTATIONS ARE ON THE  SITE OVER HERE.  THEY ARE OUR FINANCIAL ISSUES  THAT WE HAVE BEEN FACING FOR THE  LAST TWO YEARS.  OTHER MOTIONS MAY COME FOR US TO  DEAL WITH 706-9 BUT THIS IN MY  OPINION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH  706-9 AND HOW WE WILL HANDLE  THESE THINGS THAT GOING TO COME  OUT OF THAT BILL. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: AND I THINK TO  THAT, MRS. STUART, I WILL BE  DELINEATING A LITTLE BIT IN MY  COMMENTS LATER ON.  YOU ARE RIGHT, IT'S TWO SEPARATE  ISSUES.  IT'S BUDGET ISSUES FOR GENERAL  REVENUE, AND THEN 706-9 WILL  HAVE OTHER IMPACTS ON OUR BUDGET  SO I WILL TRY LATER ON IN THE  MEETING TO KIND OF DELINEATE  WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. 

>>Sally Harris: MEMBER GRIFFIN? 

>>April Griffin: POINT OF  CLARIFICATION AND THEN A  FRIENDLY AMENDMENT BASED ON YOUR  ANSWER.  WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT  SALARY FREEZES, ARE YOU TALKING  ABOUT ANYTHING COMING FORWARD?  WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ALREADY  NEGOTIATED ITEMS?  CORRECT?  SO WHEN WE ARE SAYING SALARY  FREEZES -- AND I'M ASKING  BECAUSE OF THIS.  WE HAVE OUR TEACHERS CONTRACTS.  WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY THAT.  SO WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT  THAT. 

>> NO. 

>>April Griffin: WE ARE NOT  TALKING ABOUT ANY -- ALREADY  AGREED UPON. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THESE ARE  NONNEGOTIATED ITEMS, ITEMS NOT  IN THE CONTRACT, AND WE WERE  VERY SPECIFIC WHEN WE SPOKE LAST  WEEK ABOUT THESE ARE ITEMS THAT  ARE NOT PART OF THE NEGOTIATION.  SO NEGOTIATIONS THAT AGAIN  COMPLETELY SEPARATE ANIMAL. 

>>April Griffin: THANK YOU. 

>>Sally Harris: ANY FURTHER  DISCUSSION?  IF NOT IF YOU WOULD  PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS  COME ON.  AND THE VOTE IS ALL APPROVED  EXCEPT FOR MRS. GRAY VOTES NO. 

>>Cindy Stuart: WE ARE GOING TO  TAKE A 5-MINUTE RECESS HERE.  (RECESS). 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. VALDES HAD  TO LEAVE AND I SEE MRS. GRAY AND  MRS. HARRIS IN THE AUDIENCE.  BOARD MEMBERS, THE NEXT ITEM IS  6.02, AGREEMENT BETWEEN  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND  BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES FOR  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS, EARLY CHILDHOOD  LEARNING.  AND MRS. GRAY, YOU ARE UP.  OFF COMMENT.  BEFORE WE MOVE FURTHER, I  BELIEVE THERE ARE NO SPEAKERS  HERE, EMPLOYEE SPEAKERS HERE FOR  6:00.  SO 6.02.  MRS. GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: YES.  ARE YOU REFERRING TO ITEM  C-6.02? 

>>Cindy Stuart: YES, MA'AM. 

>>Lynn Gray: SO MY COMMENTS  ABOUT THE AGREEMENT, APPROVAL  AGREEMENT BETWEEN USF COLLEGE OF  BEHAVIOR STUDIES AND OUR  DISTRICT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD  LEARNING.  MY TAKE IS IN LOOKING BEYOND  JUST THE TITLE IS, A NEW LEARNER  IS AND SHOULD BE THE INDIVIDUALS  BEFORE, THE CHILDREN BEFORE  KINDERGARTEN.  THE NEW LEARNERS WHICH NEED TO  BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE  PRE-KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS.  DELIVERY OF THE EARLY LEARNING  SKILLS SUCH AS LITERACY AND  NUMERACY I THINK IS CRITICAL FOR  SUCCESS BEFORE THEY GET TO  KINDERGARTEN.  THEY SAY THE NEW FIRST GRADE IS  KINDERGARTEN.  SO I AM GOING TO SAY AGAIN OUR  NEW STUDENTS WILL BE AND  HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE WILL BE  THE PRECONSISTENTER GARNET.  AND OUR NEW FOCUS, OR RENEWED  FOCUS IS THE READING, OR THE  TEACHING OF LITERACY  INSTRUCTION.  NOW, WITH THIS PARTICULAR MODEL,  WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH IS WE  ARE INCLUDING BEHAVIOR  MANAGEMENT, WHICH IS CRITICAL  FOR A CHILD TO LEARN.  WE ALWAYS THINK THAT WHEN WE PUT  A CHILD IN A LEARNING SESSION  THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE  FINE WITH A GREAT TEACHER BUT  NOT SO IF THE CHILD CANNOT  MANAGE THEIR BEHAVIOR.  THIS MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM DOES  HAVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN IT,  AND ALSO RELEVANT DEVELOPMENTAL  INSTRUCTION FOR THE EARLY  LEARNING PRE-K CHILD.  DEVELOPMENTAL IS KEY.  YOU CAN'T COMPARE A CHILD OF TWO  TO THREE YEARS OLD TO ONE THAT  IS FIVE AND SIX.  IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE DEPENDING  ON HOW MUCH EARLY LEARNING  READING THE PARENTS HAVE DONE.  I ALSO APPROVED THIS AND AM AN  ADVOCATE BECAUSE ACHIEVEMENT  WILL BE INCREASED WITH THESE  CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE  A STRONGER AMOUNT OF VOCABULARY  WORDS, WHICH IS CONGRUENT WITH  MORE SUCCESSFUL READING  COMPREHENSION.  WE WILL HAVE WITH THIS AGREEMENT  STRONGER AND RELEVANT  INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY BASED ON  DATA THAT'S ALREADY BEEN HAD AND  PROVEN THAT THIS WILL HELP A  STUDENT WHO GET TO KINDERGARTEN  WILL BE A MORE SUCCESSFUL  STUDENT.  IS IT FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE?  WELL, WE NEED TO ALWAYS ASK  OURSELVES, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT  OF THE CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS WE  HAD JUST PRIOR.  ABSOLUTELY.  WE HAVE USF IS THE MAIN FISCAL  AGENT, AND IT IS A TWO-YEAR  GRANT.  AND I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO  CONTINUE AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING  WITH SECURING GRANTS.  THIS IS  NOT A DANGEROUS ONE.  TWO-YEAR, AND IT IS FOR THE  EARLY-CHILD AND INVOLVING  READING SKILL.  IT'S A WINNER.  WAS IN LIFT PUTTING THIS  TOGETHER.  EXCUSE ME, TRACYE BROWN.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WORKING  THIS OUT.  GOOD JOB.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  THE NEXT ITEM IS ITEM NUMBER  6.03, A MOVE THE BUDGET  AMENDMENT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING  MAY 21, 2017.  GRETCHEN SAUNDERS WILL HIGHLIGHT  THIS.  MRS. GRAY AND MRS. GRIFFIN BOTH  HAD COMMENTS. 

>>Gretchen Saunders: AGAIN, WE  WANTED TO BRING FORWARD NOT ONLY  6.03 BUT 13.01 BY ARE THE  MONTHLY FINANCIALS AND THE  BUDGET AMENDMENTS.  AND SO THESE ARE FOR THE PERIOD  ENDING MAY 31st, AS YOU  SAID.  SO A AT THIS POINT WE HAVE  COLLECTED 92% OF THE REVENUES  AND EXPENDED 88% OF OUR  PROJECTED COSTS.  AGAIN THE REPORTS ARE FOLLOWING  THE SAME FORMAT.  WE HAVE GOT THE GENERAL FUND,  DEBT SERVICE, CAPITAL OUTLAY,  SPECIAL REVENUE FUND BROKEN OUT  BY GRANTS AND FOOD SERVICE, AND  THEN THE INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS.  WE DO CONTINUE TO HAVE THREE  YEAR DATA, AND WE ARE SHOWING UP  ABOVE.  THE ITEMS WE ALWAYS BRING TO YOU  ARE BALANCE SHEET, AND THE  SALARY BREAKDOWN, AND THE  BENEFIT BREAKDOWN.  ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS SPEAKING  TO MRS. SHAMBERGER ABOUT TODAY  WAS WITH THIS INFORMATION COMING  FORWARD, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.  THIS IS A BIG WEEK FOR US.  WE END ONE FISCAL YEAR AND WE  START A HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR A NEW  FISCAL YEAR.  AND AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE GOT  TWO SETS OF LEDGERS OPEN.  WE ARE GOING TO BE CLOSING OUT  THE ONE BOOK, BUT THIS YEAR IS  GOING TO BE CLOSING OUT AND WE  ARE GOING TO BE DOING WHAT'S  CALLED A LIMITED CLOSE, AND WHAT  WE DO THEN IS WE OFFICIALLY  CLOSE THE BOOKS IN A LIMITED  CLOSE ON JUNE 30th, WE OPEN  UP THE SYSTEM THE NEXT WEEK,  ONCE WE GET UPDATED WITH ALL THE  PROJECT NUMBERS, AND THEN WE  MOVE FORWARD, AND WE ARE IN THE  13th MONTH IN THE PREVIOUS  YEAR AND THE FIRST MONTH AFTER  NEW SCHOOL YEAR.  WE HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM COME  FORWARD TO YOU ALL LAST BOARD  MEETING, JUNE 13th, ITEM  6.02, AND I AM GOING TO SEND IT  OUT TO EVERYBODY IN THE MORNING.  AND IT WAS THE TRUTH IN MILLAGE  CALENDAR.  AND IT JUST SETS FORTH WHAT THE  NEW BUDGET WHEN IT'S COMING TO  YOU ALL.  SO WE HAVE AT THE JULY 18th  SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, THE  TENTATIVE BUDGET COMING TO YOU,  AND THEN AUGUST 1st IS THE  FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE  BUDGET.  REMEMBER, FOR THOSE FOLKS THAT  WANT TO COME SPEAK TO THE  BUDGET, WE ARE GOING TO BE  MEETING AT THE ISC FOR THE JULY  18th BOARD MEETING, AND THEN  BACK HERE FOR THE FIRST PUBLIC  HEARING ON THE BUDGET FOR AUGUST  1st.  THE FINAL PUBLIC HEARING ON THE  BUDGET IS SCHEDULED FOR  SEPTEMBER 12th.  IN THAT TIME, WE WILL BE LIKE I  SAID CLOSING IT OUT BOOKS.  WE ARE STILL GOING TO BE  RECOGNIZING REVENUE, AND THIS IS  THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE HAVE  EXPENSES THAT COME IN IN JULY,  AND WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK AT  THE DATA AND DECIDE IF IT'S GOT  TO GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR,  OR IS IT NEW YEAR MONEY, NEW  YEAR EXPENSES?  SO THAT'S WHY  IT'S ALWAYS A PROCESS, AS WE  FINISH OUT THE YEAR-END.  DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? 

>>Cindy Stuart: WE HAD TWO, MRS.  GRAY AND THEN MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>Lynn Gray: GETTING THESE  BUTTONS WARMED UP HEAR.  MY QUESTION -- AND I REALIZE  THAT WE ARE STILL WAITING FROM  TALLAHASSEE TO GET THE  PROCEDURES REGARDING THE 706.9.  I ALSO REALIZE WE HAVE TO START  SCHOOL ON TIME BECAUSE OUR KIDS  MUST ATTEND SCHOOL ON TIME.  SO WE NEED TO MAKE SOME  DECISIONS.  I HAD A FEW QUESTIONS.  AND THIS WILL BE DIRECTED TO  CONNIE.  AND GOOD EVENING, CONNIE.  I HOPE YOU ARE STILL AWAKE, AS  WE ALL HOPE TO BE.  REFLECTING ON THE PASSAGE OF  THIS LEGISLATIVE BILL, 706.9 AND  WITH THE NEW BUDGET REALITIES  THEREOF.  WHAT FINANCIAL DISCUSSIONS HAVE  YOU LEARNED OR WHAT INSIGHT ON  THIS PARTICULAR BILL REGARDING  PROCEDURES ARE?  IS THERE  ANYTHING NEW THAT WE NEED TO BE  AWARE OF? 

>> WE STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED  ANYTHING FROM THE STATE YET.  AND THERE ARE MANY PROVISIONS  WITHIN 7069, OVER 50, FRANKLY.  SO MANY OF THEM CAN BE  IMPLEMENTED WHEN WE READ THROUGH  THEM BY JUST THE USUAL WORK THAT  WE DO IN ALL OUR DIVISIONS.  SPECIFICALLY, THOUGH, THE BIG  ONES, WHICH ARE LIKE THE TITLE 1  PROGRAMS AND ANY CHANGES THAT  MAY BE, WE CAN ONLY OPERATE WITH  WHAT WE CURRENTLY KNOW UNTIL WE  ARE TOLD OTHERWISE.  SO ALL THE PLANNING THAT HAPPENS  UP TO THIS POINT IS TO CONTINUE  ALONG THE LINES THAT WE HAVE  BEEN.  IN THE MEANTIME, THE  SUPERINTENDENT HAS REQUESTED,  AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON  LANGUAGE TO REQUEST A PHASE-IN  YEAR, WHICH I BELIEVE THAT WE  WILL SEE.  WE HAVE GOTTEN NO INDICATION OF  THAT.  BUT IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT  THERE'S ANY WAY WITH SCHOOL  STARTING IN ANYWHERE FROM FOUR  TO EIGHT WEEKS THAT WE COULD  IMPLEMENT SOME OF THOSE CHANGES  IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE THE STATE  KNOWS THAT BUDGETS HAVE BEEN  BUILT, STAFFS HAVE BEEN  NOTIFIED.  BUT THAT IS A BIG UNKNOWN.  SO I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT  YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE ARE  PLANNING AND DEVELOPING, THAT  THOSE THINGS HAVE ALREADY BEEN  HAPPENING IN YOUR DIVISIONS AS  PART OF THE USUAL EVERY YEAR  GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO  SCHOOL. 

>> THANK YOU, MRS. MOLITO.  MY SECOND QUESTION IS FOR MRS.  SAUNDERS.  WILL WE REACH A GOAL OF HAVING A  UNIFORM PROCEDURE IN PLACE WITH  REGARDS TO A FREEZE, EMPLOYEE  RESTRUCTURING, REPURPOSING OF  EMPLOYEES, AND THE INVESTIGATE  OF PROGRAMS FOR THEIR RETURN ON  INVESTMENT.  WILL THERE EVER BE A UNIFORM  PROCEDURE?  AND OF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT  EAKINS IS WELCOME TO ANSWER  THIS.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE FIRST  TIME, AND THIS WILL NOT THE LAST  TIME THAT WE WILL HAVE BUDGET  EMERGENCIES. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: RIGHT.  AND I WILL DETAIL SOME OF THOSE  IN MY COMMENTS THIS AFTERNOON,  MRS. GRAY.  CERTAINLY, THERE ARE HUMAN  RESOURCE PROCEDURES THAT OF  COURSE ALIGN TO A CONTRACT,  LANGUAGE AND SO FORTH, WHEN IT  COMES TO FREEZES, HOW WE HANDLE  TRANSFERS, ALL THOSE PARTICULAR  ISSUES.  WE FOLLOW THOSE PARTICULAR  PROCEDURES IN PLACE RIGHT NOW.  AND ONE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES  I DO HAVE -- AND I HAVE THE  ABILITY TO DO -- IS WHEN I FEEL  LIKE THE TIMING IS RIGHT TO DO  THAT.  THERE'S GOOD TIMES TO PUT ON A  FREEZE AND THERE'S TIMES WHERE  IT MAY NOT MAKE AS MUCH SENSE TO  DO THAT.  ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE  RIGHT NOW IS WE HAVE BEEN MORE  PROACTIVE ABOUT WHERE OUR FREEZE  TAKES PLACE.  LAST YEAR, WHEN WE WERE LOOKING  AT FINAL REVENUE, FINAL -- ALL  THE INDICATIONS WERE A FINAL  BUDGET, WE RESPONDED A LITTLE  BIT MORE IN THE FALL, WHICH IS  YOU CAN DO THAT, BUT IT DOESN'T  PREVENT SOME OF THE COSTS THAT  YOU WOULD POTENTIALLY INCUR IF  YOU ARE MORE PROACTIVE ABOUT IT  SO THAT'S THE PROCEDURE WE JUST  IMPLEMENTED AND WE JUST RELEASED  SOME OF THOSE POSITIONS TO BE  FILLED BASED ON THE NECESSITATES  OF QUALITY CLASSROOM TEACHERS  WITH OUR KID.  BUT OBVIOUSLY DR. VAZQUEZ AND  ALL THE DIVISIONS ARE MEETING TO  REVIEW EVERY CONTRACT, ALL THOSE  KINDS -- LOOK AT WHAT ARE WE  GETTING ON RETURN ON INVESTMENT.  AND THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS NOT  ONLY CONVERSATIONS, THOSE ARE  DECISIONS THAT WILL BE PART OF  WHAT MRS. STUART HAD JUST  MENTIONED, COME BACKS ON THE  29th.  PART OF THAT PRESENTATION THAT  WE MAKE, BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY  REALIZED POTENTIAL FUTURE COST  SAVINGS ON RENEGOTIATING OF  CONTRACTS, OR LOOKING AT  INFORMING PARTNERS.  WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO  DO X AMOUNT A AS WE HAVE DONE IN  THE PAST.  SO ALL THAT TO SAY IS THOSE  THINGS ARE BEING PUT IN PLACE.   SO WHEN A NEW FISCAL YEAR HITS  JULY 1 THAT WE HAVE MANY OF  THOSE EITHER COST PREVENTIVE  MEASURES IN PLACE, OR SOME OF  THESE COST SAVINGS THAT WE CAN  NOT ONLY INCUR THIS YEAR BUT  RECUR EVERY YEAR. 

>>Lynn Gray: AND THE ANSWER IS  IN ALIGNMENT WITH MRS. SAUNDERS.  SHE HAS REMINDED ME THAT WE ARE  ALWAYS GOING TO CHANGE, EVERY  DAY, BECAUSE GASOLINE PRICES  CHANGE, CONTINUOUS -- IT'S A  CONTINUOUS PROCESS.  SO PERHAPS SOME TYPE OF BASIC  PROCEDURE.  BUT WE HAVE TO ALWAYS MAKE SURE  THAT WE REALIZE THAT THINGS WILL  CHANGE BY THE DAY.  MY OTHER QUESTION WAS, HOW WILL  THE NEW BUDGET AFFECT THE  FOLLOWING?  OUR VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS,  BIDDING, WARRANTIES, CONTRACTUAL  TERM OF AGREEMENT?  WILL WE BE OUTSOURCING MORE? 

>> SO THAT'S PART OF OUR  CONTINUOUS PROCESS MODE IN  WORKING WITH DR. VAZQUEZ AND  PROCUREMENTS.  WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING INTO COAST  CONTAINMENT AND COST SAVINGS  WITH OUR VENDORS ESPECIALLY  WITHIN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF,  THREE YEARS.  I NOVEMBER WHEN WE WERE MEETING  TODAY, WE WERE LOOKING AT FUEL,  AND WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH FUEL?  SO NOW WE PURCHASED DIESEL  CONTRACTS OUT UNTIL OCTOBER,  BECAUSE WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO  GET A COST SAVINGS OUT THERE  WHICH IS WONDERFUL.  OUR FOLKS IN PROCUREMENT ARE  GREAT.  SAME THING ON THIS.  AS WE ARE LOOKING AT WHAT'S THE  BEST, DO WE KEEP IT IN-HOUSE OR  OUTSOURCE IT?  SO WE HAVE SOME INFORMATION  ITEMS COMING TO YOU ON JULY  18th, I JUST GOT MEETINGS  SCHEDULED TODAY TO TALK TO YOU  ABOUT THEM, HOW DO WE DO THINGS  DIFFERENT AND CAPITALIZE ON  SAVINGS THAT WE HAVE SOME OF OUR  VENDORS OFFERING US.  THAT'S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT,  YES. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: AND THE  BIDDING PROCESS AS WE WOULD WANT  TO FOLLOW THE BIDDING  PROCEDURES, UNLESS WE SEE AN  OPPORTUNITY TO PIGGYBACK OFF OF  OTHER PRE-BID CONTRACTS, OTHER  DISTRICTS, OTHER GOVERNMENT  AGENCIES HAVE ENTERED INTO AND  WE SEE A REALLY GOOD DEAL BETTER  THAN THE DEAL WE HAVE.  THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE ALWAYS  LOOKING TO DO. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU,  SUPERINTENDENT EAKINS AND MRS.  SAUNDERS.  FINAL QUESTION.  MRS. BROWN AND MS. COOK, OR MRS.  I CAN'T REMEMBER HOW THE  MARRIAGE STATE IS.  BUFF EITHER OF YOU, HOW DO WE  ADDRESS THE CAPITAL -- EXCUSE  ME, HOW DO WE ADDRESS OUR HIGH  NEEDS STUDENTS, OUR TEACHERS AND  EXTRA SUPPORT PERSONNEL, SHOULD  OUR TITLE 1 SITUATION CHANGE?  AND THOSE KIND OF QUESTIONS HAVE  COME UP. 

>> I'M GLAD THAT YOU ADDRESSED  BOTH, BECAUSE I'M ACTUALLY  CURRENTLY WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON  RIGHT NOW IS HOW ARE WE MERGING  FUNDS BETWEEN BOTH OUR DIVISION  AND REALLY ALL OF OUR DIVISION  TO LOOK AT RETURN ON INVESTMENT  AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE  MAINTAINING WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN  IN THE CLASSROOMS.  SO SPECIFICALLY WHEN WE LOOK AT  GRANTS AND ENTITLEMENT RESOURCES  AND THOSE THINGS, LOOKING AT WHO  IS ON THERE, WHAT THEIR ROLE, IS  WHAT ARE THEY DOING, WHAT IS OUR  RETURN ON INVESTMENT, AND MAKING  SURE THAT WE ARE PROPERLY  COMMUNICATING WITH OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS TO MAKE SURE  THAT WE ARE MEETING THE NEEDS  AND THE FISCAL CAL NEEDS THAT  THEY NEED AS THEY WORK WITH  SCHOOLS.  ONE OF THE THINGS CURRENTLY THAT  WE HAVE IN PLACE OR THAT WE ARE  WORKING TO HAVE IN PLACE IS  REALLY LOOKING AT WHAT OUR  SUPERINTENDENT, WHAT GRETCHEN  HAS SAID BEFORE RETURN ON  INVESTMENT.  SO EVEN CURRENTLY TODAY, I MET  WITH THE EVALUATION TEAM OF  PUTTING IN A PROCESS.  WE ARE ALL ABOUT PROCESS, REALLY  STRENGTHENING THEM, WHAT OUR  DISTRICT LOOKS LIKE, AND HOW WE  CAN SUPPORT, TOCK REMOVE THOSE  BARRIERS.  SO WHAT WE HAVE ASKED FOR  SPECIFICALLY, WITHIN OUR  DIVISION, IS WHAT IS THE PROCESS  THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE IN  PLACE FOR EVALUATIONS TO MAKE  SURE THAT THE PROGRAMS AND  THINGS ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR  STANDARDS AND WHAT WE HAVE TO  DO, BUT NOT ONLY THAT, WHAT DOES  THAT LOOK LIKE BEING FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE, AND IS IT REALLY  MEETING THE NEEDS?  SO BEFORE WE EXPAND SOMETHING,  BEFORE WE DO THAT, WE HAVE  ALREADY MET WITH THEM TO PUT  TOGETHER THAT PROCESS, BECAUSE  WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT  COMING THROUGH OUR DIVISION,  WHICH WE ALREADY HAVE WITH  ADMINISTRATION, WHERE IF THERE  ARE CERTAIN PROGRAMS OR THINGS  THAT COME THROUGH US, WE TAKE A  LOOK AT IT THROUGH THE EQUITY  LENS, THROUGH THE EVALUATION  PROCESS, HAS IT ALREADY BEEN  DONE WITH, ALL THAT RESEARCH,  AND THEN CREATING THAT FRAMEWORK  IN THAT SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE THAT  WE HAVE THE BEST THINGS FORWARD,  THAT WE ARE HELPING OUR SCHOOLS,  THAT IS GOING BOTH BACK BETWEEN  OUR DISTRICT AND THE SCHOOLS.  OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE MAKING SURE  THAT WE ARE MEETINGS THIS NEEDS,  BUT THEN WHEN WE ARE MEETING  THOSE NEEDS, IT'S WHAT TEACHERS  WANT, TEACHERS NEED, SEARCH  TEACHERS SEE THAT ARE BENEFICIAL  THAT ARE REALLY GOING TO MAKE  THE DIFFERENCE IN THE CLASSROOM.  I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE  WORKING CROSS-DIVISION ALLEY  RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE WE ARE  DOING THAT, BUT WE ARE ALSO  BEING MINDFUL AND PUTTING IN  PROCESSES THAT WHEN WE COME TO  YOU BEFORE THE BOARD WE CAN SAY  HERE IS THE EVALUATION THAT CAME  IT WITH, THIS IS WHY WE ARE  DOING IT, THIS IS WHAT THE  TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT IT,  AND THAT WE HAVE THAT CLEAR AND  TRANSPARENT FOR YOU. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU VERY  MUCH, MRS. MS. COOK.  THANK YOU, MS. BROWN, ALSO.  THAT CONCLUDES MY QUESTIONS AT  THIS TIME. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  THE NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 6.06.  I'M SORRY? 

>>April Griffin: I'LL BE VERY  BRIEF BECAUSE YALE SAVE MY  COMMENTS ABOUT THE BUDGET FOR  BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS.  MRS. SAUNDERS, IF YOU COULD JUST  BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT THE PAY DATE  CHANGES.  I KNOW THAT WE SENT OUT E-MAILS  AND ALL.  BUT JUST TO SAY IT AGAIN, COUNTY  NEVER HURT BECAUSE WE ARE GOING  TO HAVE A CHANGE IN THE PAY  DATES BECAUSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR  ENDING AND THE OTHER FISCAL YEAR  STARTING. 

>>Gretchen Saunders: SO I DIDN'T  BRING THAT WITH ME, MY LITTLE  CHEAT-CHEAT.  HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A PAY DATE.  IT WAS A SEASON-DAY.  ON THE 23rd.  WE HAVE A PAY DATE COMING UP  JUNE 30th BECAUSE WE HAVE TO  END UP FINISHING PAYING  EVERYBODY THROUGH JUNE 30th  SO WE HAVE TO END ON THAT DATE  WHICH IS THURSDAY.  FRIDAY.  IT'S FRIDAY.  THE NEW FISCAL YEAR STARTS.  SO WE HAVE GOT A MODIFIED  PAYCHECK, THAT FIRST ONE.  SO ON JUNE 30th, IT'S GOING  TO BE A FULL DAY, FULL TEN-DAY  PAYCHECK AND THERE WILL BE NO  PAYCHECK ON JULY 7th.  ON THE 21st WE WILL HAVE A  FULL PAYCHECK ON THE 21st OF  JULY.  FOR 12 MONTH EMPLOYS.  SO WE JUNE 23rd WE HAD A TEN  DAY PAYCHECK AND AGAIN ON THE  30th WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A  TEN DAY PAYCHECK HOLDING THAT  OVER TO JULY 21st IS THE  NEXT TEN DAY. 

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO  SAY THAT OUTLOUD BECAUSE IF I  GOT A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY IN THE  BANK I MIGHT GO A LITTLE CRAZY.  BUT THEN WE AREN'T GOING TO GET  ONE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, AND NEED  TO SAVE AND MODERATE THEMSELVES,  BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING A  PAYCHECK ONE WEEK, ANOTHER  PAYCHECK ANOTHER -- THE VERY  FOLLOWING WEEK, AND THEN WE ARE  NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER PAY  CHOKE UNTIL THE 21st. 

>>Gretchen Saunders: YES, MA'AM. 

>>April Griffin: I AM JUST  WANTED TO SAY THAT SO PEOPLE CAN  HEAR IT.  THANK YOU. 

>> I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND OUR  PAYROLL SYSTEM.  AND IF I DO, MAKE SURE THAT YOU  STOP ME BECAUSE I'M SURE I DON'T  UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE THING.  ITEM NUMBER 6.06 IS THE APPROVE  THE AGREEMENT FOR TECHNICAL  SERVICE WAS FACTS EDUCATION  SOLUTIONS. 

>> I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS  DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.  I CALL IT PARTNERSHIP LEARNING  WHERE THE DIOCESE GOES WITH OUR  SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE TEACHERS,  AND TEACHERS OF ONE SCHOOL AND  OF ANOTHER SCHOOL, DIFFERENT SET  OF STRATEGIES, AND ALSO ARE THE  LEADERS, THE PRINCIPALS, ALSO.  SO WHENEVER TWO TYPES OF SCHOOL  SYSTEMS, IF YOU WILL,  MERGE, THERE'S A HOLE LOT OF  STRATEGIZING AND PERSONAL  GROWTH, PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, BUT  VERY IMPORTANTLY, THIS TYPE OF  MODEL HAS TO DO WITH A LOT MORE  RIGOR.  THE WEB, DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE, FOR  EXAMPLE, HAS YOU GOING INTO MUCH  MORE ANALYTICAL THINKING, HAS  YOU GOING INTO A LOT MORE  INTENSE REVIEW OF PRIMARY  SOURCES, SECONDARY SOURCES, IT  HAS A LOT TO DO WITH MOVING THE  STUDENT UP TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF  LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT, AND  NOT THAT ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS  BETTER THAN ANOTHER SCHOOL  SYSTEM, BUT OUR STEAM, FOR  EXAMPLE, CAN LEND ITSELF A LOT  TO THE DIOCESE, AND THEIR  STRUCTURES AND EDUCATIONAL  OUTPUT THAT THEY ARE  STRATEGIZING BY THE DAY CAN HELP  US BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE  TEACHERS.  THERE IS A LOT OF CURRICULUM  MAPPING, WHICH IS VERY  SOPHISTICATED FOR KIDS, WHICH IS  VERY, VERY GOOD FOR THEM.  WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE  BRING ACHIEVEMENT TO THE HIGHEST  LEVEL.  WE DON'T WANT TO EVER FORGET  THAT STUDENTS CAN LEARN MORE  THAN WE COULD EVER IMAGINE.  SO THIS PARTICULAR AGREEMENT  REALLY TO ME PUTS US IN A VERY  COMPETITIVE NATURE AGAIN, SHOWS  THAT WE ARE WILLING TO SHARE THE  IDEAS WITH OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS,  IN THIS CASE THE DIOCESE, AND  LEARN FROM IT, AND BECOME A MORE  SOPHISTICATED, HIGHER  ACHIEVEMENT DISTRICT.  SO I REALLY LOVE THIS PROGRAM.  AND I THINK IT WILL PROVE TO BE  CHALLENGING.  AND THE KIDS WILL.  THEY WILL GET A BEG PLUS OF  LEARNING.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  THE NEXT FOUR ITEMS WILL BE  TAKEN TOGETHER.  ITEMS 6.14, 6.15-R, 6.16-R AND  6.17.  IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT MR.  FABER, DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE AND  EDUCATION, WILL COME FORWARD AND  PRESENT THESE.  6.14 IS APPROVE THE INTERLOCAL  AGREEMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL  SERVICE WAS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  FLORIDA AND FIRE RESCUE STAFF  AND RESERVE RESPONDERS BY  TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 17-18 FISCAL  YEAR.  15 IS A PHOTOGRAPH MEMORANDUM OF  UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CITY OF  TAMPA, TAMPA BAY WORKFORCE  ALLIANCE.  CAREER SOURCE OF TAMPA BAY,  TAMPA FIRE RESCUE PARTNERSHIP  ACADEMY FOR THE 17-18 FISCAL  YEAR.  16 IS APPROVE THE AGREEMENT FOR  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES WITH THE  CITY OF TAMPA FOR FERRET  TRAINING AT TECHNICAL COLLEGE  FOR THE 17-18 FISCAL YEAR AND 17  IS APPROVE THE INTERLOCAL  AGREEMENT WITH THE HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY FLORIDA TAMPA BAY  WORKFORCE ALLIANCE CAREER SOURCE  OF TAMPA BAY FOR THE  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE  PARTNERSHIP ACADEMY FOR THE  17-18 FISCAL YEAR.  WELCOME, MR. FABER. 

>> GOOD EVENING.  I AM GOING TO PRESENT THE TWO  6-15-R AND 6-17 TOGETHER.  THESE ARE MEMORANDUMS OF  UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CITY OF  THE FAIR RESCUE.  AND WITH THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  FIRE FIRE RESCUE.  SO WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HIGHLIGHT  THESE WORKFORCE PROGRAMS AND THE  PARTNERSHIPS WHICH ARE SO  IMPORTANT TO SERVING OUR TAMPA  BAY COMMUNITY.  THESE TWO AGENDA ITEMS DEFINE  THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF  TAMPA FIRE RESCUE, THE TAMPA BAY  WORKFORCE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS  CAREER SOURCE, AND LEAREY  TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE AS WELL AS  THE PARTNERSHIP WITH  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE,  THE TAMPA BAY WORKFORCE ALLIANCE  CAREER SOURCE, AND APARICO FIRE  COLLEGE.  THE ACADEMY AND THE HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PARTNERSHIP  ACADEMY WILL PROVIDE THE  FACILITIES, TRAIN THE WORKFORCE  OF FIREFIGHTERS FOR THE TAMPA  BAY AREA.  THE MOUs FURTHER DEFINE EACH  PARTNER'S ROLE IN EACH OF THE  ACADEMIES.  LEAREY TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE AND  APARICO LEVY TECHNICAL COLLEGE  WILL PROVIDE THE TEACHERS AND  DELIVER THE CURRICULUM.  THE TAMPA BAY WORKFORCE ALLIANCE  OR CAREER SOURCE PROVIDES  TUITION, SUPPLIES, UNIFORMS,  CHILD CARE AND TRANSPORTATION  ASSISTANCE FOR ELIGIBLE  STUDENTS.  THE CITY OF TAMPA FIRE RESCUE  DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE  DEPARTMENT WILL BOTH PROVIDE THE  FACILITIES FOR NECESSARY  EQUIPMENT.  AND NECESSARY EQUIPMENT.  ALTHOUGH BOTH OF THE PARTNERSHIP  ACADEMY ARE OPEN TO THOSE WHO  QUALIFY THE GOAL OF THESE THREE  PARTNERSHIPS IS TO INCREASE IF  NUMBER OF NONTRADITIONAL  FIREFIGHTERS IN THE LOCAL  WORKFORCE.  DURING 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR, 77  STUDENTS ENROLLED AND COMPLETED  THE PROGRAM UNDER THE LEERY  TECHNICAL COLLEGE.  THE OTHER TWO TO HIGHLIGHT  TONIGHT ARE THE AGREEMENTS FOR  THE PROVISION OF EDUCATIONAL  SERVICE WAS THE CITY OF TAMPA  FIRE BY LEARYE LEERY TECHNICAL  COLLEGE AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FLORIDA  AND FOR FIRE RESCUE STAFF AND  RESERVE RESPONDERS AT  APARICO-LEVY TECHNICAL COLLEGE.  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS THROUGH LEERY TECHNICAL  COLLEGE HAS PROVIDED TRAINING  SERVICES AND PROGRAM OF  CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CURRENT  EMPLOYEES WITH THE CITY OF  TAMPA.  FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT FOR MANY  YEARS.  DURING THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL  YEAR, 1,104 CITY OF TAMPA FIRE  RESCUE EMPLOYEES WERE TRAINED IN  THE AREA OF FIRE FIGHTING AND  EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROCEDURES.  THIS UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR WE ARE  PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS THROUGH APARICO LEVY  TECHNICAL COLLEGE WILL PROVIDE  THOSE SAME SERVICES IN THE  PROGRAM OF CONTINUING EDUCATION  FOR CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE  DEPARTMENT.  WITH THESE AGREEMENTS, THE  DISTRICT PROVIDES INSTRUCTION IN  THE LATEST EMERGENCY MEDICAL  PROCEDURES AS WELL AS THE  SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES OF FIRE  FAITHING.  THE CURRICULUM IS ALIGNED WITH  THE MOST CURRENT INDUSTRY  STANDARDS RECOGNIZED BY THE  FLORIDA FIRE COLLEGE.  PROVISIONS ARE MADE FOR THE USE  OF STATE-APPROVED TRAINING  FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT FOR  BOTH CITY AND COUNTY FIRE RESCUE  DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE  TRAINING IN ORDER TO UPDATE  THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNICAL  SKILLS.  WE ARE PROUD OF THESE  PARTNERSHIPS WHICH ARE KEEPING  IN LINE WITH THE HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE MISSION  TO PROVIDE A TRAINED WORKFORCE  FOR OUR COMMUNITY.  APRIL AUTOPSY I JUST WANT TO SAY  THESE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE  ARE SO WONDERFUL, AND WORKFORCE  IS TRYING TO GIVE MONEY AWAY.  THEY DON'T EVER GIVE ALL THE  MONEY THAT THEY HAVE AWAY.  SO I KNOW NOW THEY ARE COMBINING  EMT AND FIRE.  BEFORE SOMEONE HAD TO PAY FOR  EMT FIRST AND THEN PAY FOR FIRE.  BUT NOW THEY HAVE COMBINED THAT.  SO WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE OUR  STUDENTS WHO ARE COMING TO US TO  JUST GO AND APPLY, BECAUSE THEY  ARE TRYING TO GIVE THE MONEY  AWAY, AND THEY HAVE MONEY LEFT  OVER AT THE END OF THEIR FISCAL  YEAR THAT THEY HAVEN'T GIVEN.  SO I JUST WANTED TO COMMEND YOU  ON YOUR WORK WITH THE EMTs  HERE FOR THESE PROGRAMS, BECAUSE  THEY DO A GREAT JOB.  AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF  PEOPLE COMING INTO OUR PROGRAMS  HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FROM  OUT OF COUNTY BECAUSE WE HAVE  SOME OF THE HIGHEST PASS RATES  ON THE STATE CERTIFICATIONS FOR  THOSE TESTS.  SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  I JUST WANTED TO COMMEND YOU FOR  ALL OF YOUR WORK.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. GRAY, YOU  ARE DOWN FOR A COMMENT ON 6.15.  DID YOU HAVE A COMMENT THERE? 

>> MR. FABER,  I ALSO WANT TO ECHO WHAT MEMBER  GRIFFIN SAID.  ONE OF THE THINGS I DISTINCTLY  SEE IN THIS PARTICULAR  RELATIONSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, THAT  IS, IS THAT EQUITY IS BUILT IN  THIS PARTNERSHIP VERY MUCH  BECAUSE IT DOES LEND ITSELF TO A  TRUE LOCATION FOR MINORITIES,  DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS.  IT ELLEN DEGENERES LENDS ITSELF  TO PERHAPS EVEN BETTER KEEPING  OUR DISMISSED SCHOOL BECAUSE  AGAIN THEY CAN ASPIRE TO BECOME  A FIREFIGHTER.  I SHARED WITH YOU MY FATHER WAS  A FIREMAN, AND HE DID QUITE  WELL.  VERY FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.  I THINK THAT THE FUNDS THAT WE  HAVE, $23,000 IN OUR WORKFORCE  BUDGET, IS WELL SPENT AND I  THINK THAT THE CITY OF TAMPA,  THE MAYOR HAS A LITTLE BIT OF AN  AGREEMENT WITH YOU ALL TO  COMPLETE THIS MISSION.  AND I JUST THINK THIS IS A GREAT  OPPORTUNITY.  I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE FROM  YOUR WORKFORCE, FOR MORE OF THE  IDEAS AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT YOU  ARE COMING FOR.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: BOARD MEMBERS,  WE HAVE ONE MORE ITEM BEFORE WE  MOVE TO OUR INFORMATION ITEMS.  6.18 IS APPROVE ALL TITLE 2 PART  A PROJECT AND FUNDS, TEACHER AND  PRINCIPAL TRAINING AND  RECRUITMENT FUND BASED ON FINAL  APPROVAL FROM THE STATE FOR THE  2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR.  MRS. McMANNIS, PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT WILL HIGHLIGHT THIS  FOR MRS. GRAY AND MRS. GRIFFIN  HAS A COMMENT.  I TAKE IT BACK.  MRS. GRIFFIN DOESN'T HAVE A  COMMENT. 

>> THE TITLE 2 GRANT IS AN  ENTITLEMENT GRANT WE RECEIVE  EVERY YEAR AS A DISTRICT, AND  THE PURPOSE REALLY IS TO  RECRUIT, TRAIN, DEVELOP AND  RETAIN STRONG TEACHERS AND  LEADERS IN OUR SCHOOLS.  AND THAT'S THE WHOLE PREMISE  BEHIND THE TITLE 2 FUNDING.  WITH THAT FUNDING WE ARE ABLE TO  DESIGN, DELIVER TRAINING AND  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TO OUR  TEACHERS AND TO OUR SCHOOL-BASED  LEADERS AS WELL AS PROVIDE  DOLLARS TO OUR HUMAN RESOURCE  RECRUITMENT OFFICE FOR THEIR  RECRUITMENT EFFORTS.  JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF  WHAT WE USE THE FUNDS FOR LAST  SCHOOL YEAR.  IT'S ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT LAST  YEAR, AS YOU SEE ON THIS ITEM.   THIS IS AN ANTICIPATED AMOUNT  BECAUSE WE WERE EXPECTING MORE  BUT WE ARE NOT SURE, WE ARE  THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE  ABOUT 6 MILLION.  SO YOU THINK ABOUT THOSE THREE  AREAS OF RECRUITMENT, RETENTION  AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  THE FUNDS WERE USED AGAIN FOR  RECRUITMENT EFFORTS FOR A LOT OF  THE TRAINING THAT WE PROVIDED  LAST YEAR, SINCE OUR TALENT  DEVELOPERS WERE PART OF OUR  DISTRICT INITIATIVE, FOR OUR  SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT.  WE ACTUALLY USE SOME OF THE  FUNDING TO SUPPORT THOSE  SALARIES.  WITH THAT IN MIND, WE ACTUALLY  DECREASED A LOT OF THE ISA  FUNDING LAST YEAR, SOME OF THOSE  INTERNAL CONTRACTS THAT WE LIKE.  WE REDUCED THOSE BY ABOUT 50%  BECAUSE WE WANT TO CAPITALIZE ON  THE FOLKS IN THE SCHOOLS THAT  DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING JOBS  AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.  THE SALARIES -- THE FUNDING ALSO  GOES FOR NATIONAL BOARD BONUSES  FOR THOSE TEACHERS THAT ARE  NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED AND  ALSO TO PAPER SOME OF THE SALARY  DIFFERENTIAL.  WE SPLIT SOME OF THOSE COSTS  WITH TITLE 1 FOR THOSE TEACHERS.  SO THAT'S WHAT THE PLANNING HAS  BEEN USED FOR IN THE PAST.  AS WE MOVE FORWARD WE WILL  CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE WORK IN  THE FIELD, BECAUSE OUR BIG PUSH  REALLY IS TO PUSH PROFESSIONAL  LEARNING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE  INTO OUR AREAS IN SCHOOLS SO IT  CAN BE JOB EMBEDDED BUT WE'LL  CONTINUE TO FUND, DESIGN QUALITY  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR OUR  TEACHERS THAT IS VERY RELEVANT,  REALTIME AND GIVING THEM WHAT  THEY NEED EVERY DAY.  SO THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MRS. GRAY, DID YOU HAVE A  COMMENT? 

>>Lynn Gray: YES,DY WANT TO MAKE  A COMMENT.  THANK YOU, MRS. McMANUS.  VERY QUICKLY, YOU AND I AND THE  BOARD KNOWS THAT RECRUITMENT IS  SO CRITICAL, HOW WE GET THESE  TEACHERS ON BOARD, HOW WE KEEP  THEM ON BOARD.  MY QUESTION IS, HAVE WE FINE  TUNED OR REFINED -- HAVE WE  CHANGED OUR RECRUITMENT METHODS  FROM THE YEAR PRIOR TO YEAR  PRIOR?  WE WENT TO A WORKSHOP ON  RECRUITMENT SO WE HAD A LOT  OF -- 

>> WE WOULD LOVE NEW IDEAS.  I WILL TELL YOU, IN MARIE'S  CAMP, THERE IS A RECRUITMENT AND  RETENTION COMMITTEE.  AND I'M ACTUALLY SERVING ON THAT  COMMITTEE.  THEY MEET MONTHLY.  AND THEY HAVE REDESIGNED SO MANY  OF THEIR RECRUITMENT EFFORTS  OVERTIME STARTING WITH OUR HIGH  SCHOOLERS.  THAT'S PARTY OF IT BEFORE THEY  EVEN GO OFF AND MAKE THEIR  COLLEGE DECISIONS TRYING TO  RECRUIT FROM WITHIN.  WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF  RECRUITMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY TO  TRY TO GET FOLKS THAT MAY NOT  HAVE HAD AN INITIAL DESIRE TO GO  INTO TEACHING TO THINK ABOUT  THAT, TO COME BACK IF THEY ARE  COMING IN WITH ALTERNATIVE  CERTIFICATIONS.  MARIE, DID YOU WANT TO ADDRESS  ANY OF THE RECRUITMENT EFFORTS? 

>> WELL, ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS  I WAS GOING TO SAY IS THAT COULD  BE A TOPIC FOR OUR HR COMMITTEE,  MRS. GRAY, THAT I CAN BRING  THOSE UPDATES, AND BRING THAT  DATA FORWARD REGARDING OUR  RECRUITMENT EFFORTS. 

>>Lynn Gray: THAT WOULD BE  WONDERFUL.  CONTINUING ON THAT LINE OF  THOUGHT, RECRUITMENT FOR THE  HIGH-NEEDS SCHOOLS.  I KNOW THAT -- WE CAN A ADDRESS  THAT LATER.  BUT WHAT IS OUR SLANT OR HOW DO  WE CAPTURE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR  THE RIGHT SCHOOL, MIDDLE  SCHOOLTEACHERS, STAFF, HAVE TO  MATCH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BRAIN,  YOU KNOW, THAT KIND OF THING.  DISADVANTAGED KIDS.  HOW ARE WE MATCHING THE  DEMOGRAPHIC WITH THE TEACHER  RECRUITING, IF YOU WILL? 

>> WELL, WE HAVE A TEACHER  PORTION AS WELL ON OUR  APPLICATION PROCESS THAT IS A  PART OF OUR RECRUITING BECAUSE  WE WANT TO DO THAT BEST MATCH.  WE WANT FOLKS TO BE AT THIS TIME  T FIT AT THE SITES WHERE THEY  ARE GOING TO BE MOST SUCCESSFUL  SO THAT EMBRACES A LOT OF THE  DIVISIONS THAT WERE  COLLABORATING A ROUND THAT WORK  SO WE CAN BRING FORWARD SOME  SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND UPDATES  FOR YOU. 

>>Lynn Gray: AND I'M VERY  EXCITED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE WE  HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.  I DON'T WANT TO SAY PERFECT  MATCH BUT WE HAVE TO CONTINUALLY  IMPROVE.  AND THE ONLY OTHER THING I HAVE  TO SAY IS MY CONCERN IS YEARS  AGO WHEN I WENT TO PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT, SOME TEACHERS WENT,  SOME DIDN'T, IT WAS KIND OF LIKE  REALLY WATERED DOWN.  HOW ARE WE HOLDING OUR TEACHERS,  OUR STAFF ACCOUNTABLE FOR  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?  I MEAN OTHER THAN A CHECKLIST.  WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE SURE  THAT THEY ARE NOT ONLY THERE,  BUT THEY ARE PRACTICING? 

>> SO TODAY I THINK A GREAT  EXAMPLE OF THIS TODAY IN OUR  LEADERSHIP LEARNING TOUR FOR  THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE ABLE TO  COME, BECAUSE OUR PRINCIPAL  DESCRIBED SOME OF THE  JOB-EMBEDDED LEARNING THAT THEY  ARE IMPLEMENTING IN THEIR  SCHOOLS.  SO IF OUR TEACHERS CAN GET  LEARNING THROUGH THEIR  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING  COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE SOME OF THE  BEST LEARNING OCCURS WITHIN  THEIR PLCs, WHEN THEY ARE  LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER.  SOME OF THE BEST LEARNING  HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE VISITING  EACH OTHER'S CLASSROOMS.  WHEN A TEACHER AND A STAFF COME  TOGETHER AND THEY LOOK AT WHAT  THEIR NEEDS ARE BASED ON THE  SCHOOL'S PRIORITIES, AND THEN  THEY CHIEFLY PROFESSIONAL  LEARNING TOGETHER, AND IT IS JOB  EMBEDDED.  THEN TEACHERS ARE ACTUALLY IN  MANY SCHOOLS LEARNING EVERY DAY.  AND THAT'S THE BEST KIND OF  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  WE LIKE TO FOLLOW A MODEL, AND  ONE DAY MAYBE I CAN -- IT'S A  706 MUCH THE 2010 MODEL WHERE WE  ALL LOVE TO GO TO CONFERENCES  AND WORKSHOPS AND THINGS LIKE  THAT, BUT THAT IS ONLY ONE SMALL  PART OF HOW A PERSON ACTUALLY  LEARNS AND ACTUALLY CAN CHANGE  THEIR PRACTICE FOR MAKESHIFT IN  THEIR PRACTICE.  IT'S THAT ONGOING COACHING,  FEEDBACK, SUPPORT, THAT CAN COME  FROM INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES,  DEPARTMENT HEADS, TO TEACHERS,  MENTORS, THAT REALLY MAKES THE  DIFFERENCE IN THE IMPACT.  SO OUR WHOLE YEAR THIS YEAR HAS  BEEN REALLY PUSHING THAT  JOB-EMBEDDED LEARNING WHERE  TEACHERS ARE GETTING WHAT THEY  NEED IN THEIR SCHOOL AND THEN  ONGOING LEARNING AND SUPPORT  PROVIDED BY PEER TEACHERS,  ADMINISTRATORS, WHOEVER MAY DO  THAT FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT.  AND I AM GOING TO TELL YOU, I  CAN'T WAIT TO BRING BACK THE  EVALUATION OF THIS YEAR'S  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, BECAUSE  MANY -- WE HAD A FORMAL  EVALUATOR, AND HE SAID THE  RESULTS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL  FROM TEACHER FOCUS GROUPS.  THEY ARE REALLY FEELING LIKE THE  LEARNING THEY ARE GETTING WHAT  THEY NEED, AND THAT'S WHAT OUR  SUPERINTENDENT SAID LAST YEAR AT  OUR INSTITUTE.  WE WANT TEACHERS TO GET WATCH  THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED IT IN  THE FIELD.  THAT'S HAPPENING MORE AND MORE  FOREVER.  WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE  WORKSHOPS, AND OUTSIDE WHERE YOU  CAN GO TO THINGS.  BUT IT'S BECOMING LESS AND LESS  OF THAT AND MORE PUSHING INTO  THE SITES IN THE SCHOOL TO GET  TEACHERS THAT JUST IN TIME JOB  EMBEDDED. 

>>Lynn Gray: THANKS A LOT.  GREAT JOB ALWAYS.  THANKS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, BOARD  MEMBERS.  I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT, ITEM  NUMBER 12.071 IS A REAPPOINTMENT  OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS TO THE  VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD.  THERE IS NO CHANGE THERE BUT  THAT'S COMING TO YOU ON CONSENT.  I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU SAW  THAT.  I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND AT  THIS TIME TO VOTE ON THE ITEMS  PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.  I HAVE A MOTION BY MRS. HARRIS,  SECOND BY MRS. SHAMBERGER.  IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION,  BOARD MEMBERS?  SEEING NONE, PLEASE INDICATE  YOUR VOTE WHEN THE LIGHT COMES  UP.  AND IT IS UNANIMOUS.  WE WILL MOVE INTO OUR  INFORMATION ITEMS.  BEEF ONE INFORMATION ITEM THIS  EVENING, AND IT'S ITEM 13.02, TO  PROVIDE THE POLICIES AND  PROCEDURES FOR NAME AND RENAMING  OF SCHOOL SITES.  COMING FROM OUR CHIEF OF SCHOOLS  AND MISS TAMMY CABRERA WILL  HIGHLIGHT THIS FOR MRS.  SHAMBERGER. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THANK YOU,  MRS. STUART.  I WILL KIND OF START OFF BY  FRAMING THIS BASED OFF OF OUR  CONVERSATIONS AT THE LAST BOARD  MEETING.  AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, MRS.  SHAMBERGER BROUGHT A  CONVERSATION TO THE BOARD WITH  REGARDS TO POTENTIAL RENAMING OF  ROBERT E LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  WAY WANTED TO DO AS THE  SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF IS TO  DO A LITTLE BIT OF A LOOK AT OUR  CURRENT PROCEDURES, WHAT WE  MIGHT HAVE SOME GAPS IN OUR  PROCEDURES BASED OFF OF -- THIS  MAY BE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A  UNIQUE SCENARIO TO SOME OF OUR  OTHER RENAMINGS OF SCHOOLS OR  NAMING OF SCHOOLS.  MANY OF OUR PROCEDURES THAT WE  HAVE IN PLACE SPEAK TO WHEN WE  MAKE A DECISION AS A DISTRICT TO  BUILD A SCHOOL, SO WE HAVE A  PROCESS FOR DOING ALL OF THAT.  SO KNOWING THAT THERE WAS A GAP  BETWEEN THAT AND STARTING THE  CONVERSATION THAT NEEDED TO BE  STARTED ABOUT BUILDING A  CONSENSUS AROUND THIS ISSUE, WE  DID SOME RESEARCH AND SO I  WANTED TO KIND OF FRAME TONIGHT  SOME POTENTIAL OPTION TO MOVE  FORWARD WITH WHAT WE HAD  DISCUSSED LAST WEEK -- LAST  BOARD MEETING, WHICH WAS THAT  18-MONTH KIND OF TIMELINE THAT  THE POLICY CURRENTLY SPEAKS TO.  WE DID RESEARCH AROUND OTHER  DISTRICT THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH  THE PROCESS OF RENAMING, AND  SPECIFICALLY RENAMING ROBERT E  LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WHAT  THAT LOOKED LIKE.  SO HERE IS A  POTENTIAL PATHWAY.  THE PATHWAY THAT WAS USED IN  MOST RECENTLY IN ORANGE COUNTY  WAS FOR THE SCHOOL, AND THE  SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL, TO  BEGIN THEIR CONVERSATIONS,  BECAUSE THE SCHOOL ADVISORY  COUNCIL IS MADE UP OF PARENTS,  IT'S MADE UP OF BUSINESS  PARTNERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OF  COURSE, STAFF, PERSONNEL, AND  THE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL'S  DEVELOPED THEIR INITIAL INPUT  WITH REGARDS TO THE RENAMING  PROCESS.  IN THAT PARTICULAR PROCESS, THEY  THEN MOVED ON TO BUILD OTHER  CONSENSUS FROM COMMUNITY THAT  FEEDS INTO THE SCHOOL, TORE  COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING THE  SCHOOL.  SO A POTENTIAL PATHWAY THAT  COULD BE CONSIDERED IS A SCHOOL  ADVISORY COUNCIL, INITIAL  LAUNCHING OF AN EFFORT, SCHOOL  ADVISORY COUNCIL TO HAVE THAT  INITIAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THEIR  DESIRE TO MOVE FORWARD ON THAT.  AND THEN BUILD CONSENSUS AROUND  THE COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT OF THAT.  THAT IS THE PROCESS THAT I KNOW  ORANGE COUNTY ULTIMATELY CAME  WITH THE SCHOOL ADVISORY  COUNCIL, THE PARENT-TEACHER  ASSOCIATION, COMMUNITY INPUT.  I HAVE TO FIND OUT IF THEY DID  THE -- THE COMMUNITY DID SO VIA  PETITION OR OTHER KINDS OF  METHOD.  THAT WAS BROUGHT TO THE BOARD BY  THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY  TOGETHER TO PROPOSE A RENAMING  OF A SCHOOL.  IF THAT'S A PATHWAY OF THAT WE  WOULD WANT TO MOVE FORWARD ON,  THEN ALL OF OUR PROCESSES THEN  PICK UP FROM THAT POINT.  BECAUSE OUR PROCESSES THEN SPEAK  TO THE COLLECTION OF NAMES, THE  GATHERING OF NAMES, THE  INVESTIGATE OF NAMES, AND  ULTIMATELY BRINGING BACK TO THE  BOARD A LIST OF NAMES TO BE  VOTED ON FOR THE ACTUAL  RENAMING.  SO I WANTED TO KIND OF FRAME  THAT UP FRONT FOR THE BOARD SO  YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THE PATHWAY  TO OTHER DISTRICT HAVE UTILIZED  TO GET TO THAT ULTIMATE DECISION  POINT, AND THEN THE PROCESSES  THAT WE CAN INVOKE WITHIN OUR  DISTRICT OF MOVING FORWARD.  SO I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF KNOT  OUT THERE.  IN THE BOARD AGENDA ITEM ARE THE  CURRENT POLICIES, THAT UP WITH  POLICY, 725.0 I BELIEVE WAS ONE  THAT WAS REVISED, I BELIEVE IN  2015 BY THIS BOARD, AND THEN  7320 IS A POLICY THAT WAS  ACTUALLY PUT IN PLACE BACK IN  2010.  SO OFF COPY OF THE TWO POLICIES  THAT KIND OF SPEAK TO THE NAMING  OF FACILITIES.  AND THEN YOU HAVE ON THAT OUR  PROCESSES FOR COLLECTING NAMES  AND BEGINNING THAT PART OF THE  ULTIMATE RENAMING PROCESS.  BUT WE SAW GAPS AND I'M SURE  OTHER COUNTIES HAVE SEEN GAPS  WHEN A SITUATION LIKE THIS COMES  UP.  AND SO WE DID SEEK THAT  INFORMATION FROM OTHER DISTRICT.  SO I WANTED TO PRESENT THAT TO  THE BOARD TONIGHT, AND THEN HAVE  THIS DISCUSSION AROUND THE NEXT  STEPS FOR US TO TAKE IN ENGAGING  THIS SCHOOL AROUND THE PROCESS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MRS. SHAMBERGER,  DID YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR  QUESTIONS? 

>>Tamara Shamburger: SO MY  QUESTION -- WELL, FIRST OF ALL,  IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT WAS ONE  OPTION.  OKAY.  SO IT'S NOT REALLY AN OPTION.  IT'S THE ONLY WAY IT CAN BE  DONE? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: IT'S NOT THE  ONLY WAY.  I WANTED TO KIND OF FRAME A  POTENTIAL PATHWAY.  THAT WAS JUST A PATHWAY THAT  ORANGE COUNTY USED TO GET  ULTIMATELY TO THE RENAME  PROCESS.  BECAUSE THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF  UNCHARTERED TERRITORY I WANTED  TO GIVE YOU A FRAMEWORK OF HOW  ANOTHER DISTRICT GOT TO THAT  POINT, AND THEY DID SUCCESSFULLY  PROPOSE AND THEN RENAME THE  SCHOOL AFTER THAT PROCESS. 

>> SO CERTAINLY IT SEEMS THE  MOST APPROPRIATE WAY.  DO YOU KNOW THE LEVEL -- DO WE  HAVE A STUDENT ADVISORY  COMMITTEE AT LEE ELEMENTARY? 

>> ABSOLUTELY.  IT CALLED A SCHOOL ADVISORY  COUNCIL.  AND IT'S MADE UP OF ALL THE  DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS THAT'S  REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO HAVE  CERTAIN STAKEHOLDERS ON THAT  PARTICULAR COMMITTEE, BUSINESS  COMMUNITY, PARENT, STAFF, AND I  DON'T KNOW IF STUDENT IS PART OF  THAT SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL.  I TWO OF CHECK ON THAT.  OBVIOUSLY STUDENTS COULD BE  POTENTIALLY A PART OF IT FOR  SOME SCHOOLS.  BUT ALL THOSE STAKEHOLDERS ARE  PART OF THAT.  AND THEN THIS PARTICULAR COUNTY  ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE SCHOOL'S  LOCAL PTA AROUND THEIR  RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD, TO  MOVE FORWARD ON THAT PROCESS.  ALONG WITH ALL THE COMMUNITY  INPUT THE SCHOOL GATHERED AROUND  THE RENAMING AS WELL. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: ALL RIGHT.  THANK YOU.  THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.  SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS 18  MONTH PROCESS, I WANT TO BE VERY  CLEAR.  FOR THE PUBLIC.  SO WE ARE SEEING 18 MONTHS -- 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: TO THE  CONCLUSION OF 18 MONTH THE  SCHOOL WOULD BE ACTUALLY -- THE  VOTE WOULD OCCUR PROBABLY THE  CONCLUSION OF THAT 18 MONTHS.  I WOULD SAY THIS INITIAL PROCESS  WOULD BE MORE OF A POTENTIAL 3  TO 4-MONTH PROCESS OF ALL THE  INPUT GATHERING SO IT WOULD BE  THE UPFRONT PROCESS.  I KNOW THAT T POLICY OF THE  BOARD MAKES THE 18 MONTHS THE  REQUIREMENT RIGHT NOW TO GET TO  THAT POINT.  I DEFINITELY DON'T THINK THE  INPUT PROCESS TAKES 18 MONTHS.  IT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE OF A 3  TO 4-MONTH PROCESS.  BUT AT THAT POINT IN TIME THEN  WE WOULD BEGIN ONCE AGAIN, IF  THAT COMES FORWARD TO THIS BOARD  FROM THE SCHOOL, AND IN THAT  KIND OF A PATHWAY, THEN WE WOULD  BEGIN THE COLLECTION OF NAMES.  ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE HELD TO THAT  18 MONTHS. 

>> FOR THIS PROCESS FOR  COMMUNITY INPUT, RIGHT?  SHOULD WE JUST, FOR SAKE OF  CONVERSATION, SHOULD WE THEN  MAYBE CONSIDER TAKING A LOOK AT  THE POLICY AS IT RELATE TO THE  18-MONTHS?  BECAUSE IF IT'S ONLY GOING TO  TAKE US FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS GET  THE INPUT WE NEED FROM ANYBODY  AND EVERYBODY, DO WE REALLY NEED  TO WAIT ANOTHER 13, 14 MONTHS TO  MOVE FORWARD ON IT? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THAT'S  CERTAINLY A DISCUSSION THE BOARD  CAN HAVE THROUGH THEIR POLICY  DISCUSSION AND POLICY REVISION,  CAN TALK ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR  TIMELINE.  THAT'S ALL OPEN FOR THE BOARD'S  WILL AROUND THAT.  I DO WANT YOU TO KNOW THE ORANGE  COUNTY PROCESS DID LAST ABOUT 16  MONTHS TO GET FROM THE VERY  BEGINNING GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO  THEIR FINAL POSITION. 

>> MR. PORTER? 

>>Jim Porter: THE SUPERINTENDENT  SAID YOUR POLICY WAS ENACTED  BEFORE I WAS BOARD ATTORNEY  TAKING THE 18 MONTH PROCESS.  LEGALLY YOU HAVE THE TOO LATE  CHANGE YOUR POLICIES.  IN FACT IN THE POLICY CYCLE NOW  WE ARE REVIEWING STAFF PROPOSALS  OF POLICY.  I WOULD CAUTION THE BOARD,  THOUGH, BEFORE NATURALLY GOING  DOWN A PATH OF CHANGING A POLICY  WHILE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A  DISCUSSION ABOUT SOMETHING THAT  WILL PROBABLY END UP BEING VERY  CONTROVERSIAL.  SO LEGALLY, YOU HAVE THE ABILITY  TO CHANGE YOUR POLICY.  I WOULD CAUTION THE BOARD ABOUT  NECESSARILY GOING DOWN THAT PATH  GIVEN THAT YOU HAVE A POLICY IN  PLACE, GIVEN THAT THE  SUPERINTENDENT STARTED THE  PROCESS, AND THAT YOU ARE LIKELY  TO BE CRITICIZED FOR CHANGE  WILLING A POLICY THAT IS IN  PLACE WHILE YOU ARE IN THE  MIDDLE OF THE DISCUSSION.  YOU LEGALLY CAN DO IT.  I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT YOU  LEGALLY CAN DO IT.  BUT THERE ARE RISKS ASSOCIATED  WITH THAT.  AND SO I WOULD JUST CAUTION THE  BOARD BEFORE YOU CHOSE TO GO  DOWN THAT PATH THAT YOU HAVE  MORE CONVERSATION ABOUT IT.  THE CHAIR HAS ASKED THAT WE LOOK  AT THAT POLICY AS PART OF THE  POLICY AROUND, BECAUSE THERE ARE  SOME INCONSISTENCIES WITH OTHER  POLICIES, BUT NOT THAT  PARTICULAR SECTION.  SO IF IT'S THE WILL OF THE BOARD  WE COULD DEFINITELY TAKE A LOOK  AT IT.  I WOULD REALLY CAUTION YOU  BEFORE YOU WENT DOWN THAT PATH  GIVEN THAT WE STARTED THIS  18-MONTH CLOCK ALREADY. 

>> THANK YOU, MR. PORTER.  I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR FOR THE  RECORD.  JUST FOR THE RECOMMENDATION,  ASKING FOR CONSIDERATION OF  THAT, CERTAINLY THERE'S NO  SELF-SERVING MEASURES BEHIND  THAT.  THIS IS NOT REALLY ABOUT LEE  ELEMENTARY BUT MOVING FORWARD,  SHOULD THIS COME UP AGAIN, I  THINK THE POLICY MAY BE QUITE  ANT 2008ED -- ANT KUWAIT THAT  DOES NOT TAKE 18 FULL MONTHS TO  CHANGE A NAME.  WE GET IN THE PROCESS OF  CONTINUALLY KICKING THE CAN DOWN  THE ROAD.  WE HAVE TO KIND OF GET OUT OF  THAT CYCLE.  JUST OVERALL IN HOW WE DO AND  HOW WE CHANGE THINGS, I THINK,  YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD PROBABLY  LOOK AT THAT.  I WOULD EACH LIKE TO SEE WHERE  WE CAN MAKE A DECISION ON A  CASE-BY-CASE BASIS HOW LONG THE  PROCESS TAKES BUT 18 MONTHS  SEEMS QUITE EXCESSIVE.  AND LASTLY JUST FOR THE RECORD,  IF IT SHOULD SAY 18 MONTHS, HAS  THIS CLOCK OFFICIALLY STARTED  THE LAST BOARD MEETING OR WHEN  HAS IT STARTED? 

>>Jim Porter: IN MY OPINION IT  STARTED AT THE LAST BOARD  MEETING. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: I WANT TO  BE CLEAR IT WAGS THE LAST BOARD  MEETING.  THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT, FOR  DOING YOUR RESEARCH AND LOOKING  INTO THIS ISSUE AND CERTAINLY  TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THIS  COMMUNITY, SO I WANT TO THANK  YOU AND THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR  LISTENING TO EVERYONE AS WE GO  THROUGH THIS PROCESS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  SHAMBERGER.  MR. EAKINS, I GAVE MRS.  SHAMBERGER A COPY OF THE ORANGE  COUNTY POLICY AND THEIR  PROCEDURE AND WHAT THEY WENT  THROUGH.  CAN WE IN ANY CASE AVAILABLE TO  ALL BOARD MEMBERS AS WE MOVE  THROUGH THIS?  BECAUSE IT DOES HAVE SOME REALLY  GOOD INFORMATION, THINGS WE MAY  WANT TO INCORPORATE IN OUR  POLICY AS WE LOOK AT THIS ABOUT  MAKING SURE THAT YOU SPELL OUT  HOW EXACTLY YOU GET THE  INFORMATION, THE SURVEYS THAT  THEY DID, WHERE THOSE COME FROM,  AND THAT MAY BE PROCEDURALLY,  AND COME OUT OF MR. PETERS'  OFFICE.  BUT I THINK IT FLOOR WE ALL GET  A COPY OF THAT, AND I HAD A COPY  AND I SHARED IT WITH YOU AND MR.  PETERS, BUT IF ALL THE BOARD  MEMBERS COULD GET THAT AS WE  MOVE INTO OUR POLICY ROUND AND  TALK ABOUT JUST COMPARISON WITH  SOME OF THE DISTRICTS OF WHAT WE  ARE DOING.  I AM BRINGING THIS POLICY  FORWARD FOR DISCUSSION, NOT  C-73-20 BUT THERE ARE  INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN ITEM B  OF THAT POLICY, AND OTHER  POLICIES 7250, AND I WOULD LIKE  TO BE SEE US PUT THIS ALL UNDER  ONE POLICY AND NOT HAVE TWO,  BECAUSE I THINK PROBABLY LUCKY  THAT THIS GOT FOUND.  I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE LAST TIME  THIS WAS EVEN UPDATED.  I'M STILL WAITING TO SEE WHEN  THIS WAS LAST UPDATED BECAUSE  7250 IS REALLY WHAT WE HAVE BEEN  KIND OF -- SO REALLY 7250 IS  WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABIDING BY.  SO WE COULD HAVE FURTHER  CONVERSATION, MRS. SHAMBURGER,  AS WE MOVE INTO OUR POLICY  ROUNDS WHICH ARE COME UP HERE  SHORTLY.  THE FIRST ROUND TO HAVE  DISCUSSIONS, AND I BELIEVE BOARD  POLICIES COME FORWARD FIRST, OR  ARE WHITE PAPERS COMING FORWARD  FIRST? 

>>Jim Porter: THE BOARD POLICY  IS COMING TOGETHER. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THEY ARE COMING  TOGETHER AND I KNOW THAT'S ON  THE CALENDAR.  DON'T ASK ME WHEN BUT I KNOW  IT'S COMING UP.  IF WE COULD  JUST GET A COPY OF THAT, TOO, IT  WOULD BE GREAT. 

>> ABSOLUTELY. 

>>Cindy Stuart: GO AHEAD. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: ONE LAST  CLARIFICATION W.THIS OPTION,  WHERE -- WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS  AT THIS POINT?  I WANT TO BE YEAR THAT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: OUR ADD MUFF  MIGHT HAVE DIVISION IS LOOKING  AT A TEMPLATE.  I WOULD LIKE FOR OUR  ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION TO KIND  OF PUT A TIMELINE AND A  PROCESSION IN PLACE FOR THE PART  OF THE PROCESS THAT WE DON'T  HAVE YET WHICH IS THIS UPFRONT  CONSENSUS BUILDING A ROUND THE  SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL,  COMMUNITY, AND SCHOOL  POPULATION.  SO MR. PETERS, ALONG WITH STAFF,  WORKING WITH AREA SUPERINTENDENT  MR. UNDERDOO, AND THE PRINCIPAL,  WILL START TO OUTLINE WHAT  THAT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE AS WE  START OFF THE NEXT TWO TO THREE  AND FOUR MONTHS. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: SO IT WILL  BE DONE SOONER RATHER THAN  LATER. 

>> THE PROCESS WILL BE DONE  SOONER BUT THE IMPACT GATHERING  OVER THE NEXT TWO TO THREE TO  FOUR MONTHS. 

>>Tamara Shamburger: BUT THE  PROCESS -- OKAY.  I JUST WANTED CLARIFICATION.  THANK YOU SO MUCH. 

>>Cindy Stuart: MR. EAKINS, CAN  YOU ALSO MAKE SURE THAT IN THAT  PROCESS THAT I RESPECT AND  UNDERSTAND THE SCHOOL'S BRINGING  THIS FORWARD OR THE COMMUNITY  BRINGING IT FORWARD, THAT ARE  THERE OTHER AVENUES BY WHICH THE  GENERAL PUBLIC CAN COME AND  COMMENT?  OR RESPOND OR REACT TO A SURVEY  THAT WE ALSO PUT OUT?  I DON'T WANTED US TO BE TOO  SLANTED THAT WE ARE ONLY LOOKING  FOR INPUT FROM A PARTICULAR  COMMUNITY, THAT WE ARE REACHING  PRETTY FAR AND WIDE ON INPUT ON  THIS, SO THAT WE ARE NOT  CRITICIZED AT ALL FOR DOING  ANYTHING LIKE THAT?  I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IF WE  DO THAT, WE DO MORE THAN JUST  PARENT SURVEYS, TOO, THE PEOPLE  AT THE SCHOOL, AND WE DO SOME  ADVERTISING POTENTIALLY IN THE  NEWSPAPER, TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE  ARE DOING, AND POTENTIALLY EVEN  DOING A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD  READING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON  SOMETHING LIKE THAT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: YES, MA'AM. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THAT WOULD BE  GREAT.  THANK YOU.  SO AT THIS TIME, BOARD MEMBERS,  WE WILL MOVE TO SUPERINTENDENT'S  COMMENTS AND SUSPENDED AGENDA,  AND FOLLOWED BY BOARD COMMENTS.  SO MR. SUPERINTENDENT. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I AM GOING TO  ONCE AGAIN COMBINE SUSPENDED  AGENDA COMMENTS ALONG WITH MY  SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS THIS  EVENING.  START OFF OF ALL HIGHLIGHTING  NUMBER ONE WHICH WAS THE ISSUE  YOU AROUND LACROSSE.  WE TOOK CARE OF THAT TODAY AT  THE BOARD MEETING SO WE WILL  BRING BACK UPDATES AS WE MOVE  FORWARD WITH THAT MOA.  I KNOW AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING  WE HAD TALKED ABOUT GIVING AN  UPDATE ON WHERE WE WERE WITH  REGARDS TO THE OCR COMPLAINT AND  OUR RESPONSE TO THE OCR  COMPLAINT.  OBVIOUSLY THIS BOARD KNOWS WE  RESPONDED INITIALLY TO THAT  COMPLAINT ON WHAT WE WOULD DO,  AND PART OF WHAT WE WOULD DO IS  ALIGNING PERFECTLY WITH OUR  POLICY NOW AND SOME OF THE  EQUITY TRAINING THAT WE ARE  DOING SO I WANTED TO KIND OF  OUTLINE FOR THE BOARD SOME OF  THE THINGS WE ARE DOING FOR  THAT.  THERE WILL BE AN INTRODUCTION OF  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE  AREAS OF DIVERSITY EQUITY  INCLUSION FOR SCHOOL BOARD  MEMBERS, BEGIN TRAINING.  WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN TRAINING  IN THE AREAS OF DIVERSITY,  EQUITY AND INCLUSION FOR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS.  THERE WILL BE CONTINUOUS  TRAINING IN THE AREAS OF  DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION FOR  PRINCIPALS.  THERE WILL BE TRAINING ON  CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP WITH  PRINCIPALS, INTRODUCTION TO  BIAS, PREJUDICE AND RACISM  TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS,  COORDINATORS AND DIVERSITY  MEMBERS AS TO HOW TO CREATE A  POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR  DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.  WE WILL CONTINUE BIWEEKLY  INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS WITH MY  EQUITY TEAM TO DISCUSS THAT AND  LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY EQUITY  INCLUSION INITIATIVES.  ONLINE MODULES FOR TEACHERS WILL  BE ROLLED OUT IN THE FIRST 06  DAYS OF WORK EXPLAINING  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS RACIAL EQUITY POLICY AND  HOW WE CAN HELP CREATE A  POSITIVE SCHOOL ADULT CULTURE  FOR STAFF AND STUDENT.  AND THEN FINALLY WE WILL BE  INITIATING A COMMITTEE TO BEGIN  PLANNING FOR TEACHERS IN THE  AREAS OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT  PEDAGOGUIES.  ONCE WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED  STRATEGIES AROUND SOME OF THE  ISSUES THAT WERE BROUGHT UP IN  THE OCR COMPLAINT, WE DO HAVE A  FINAL DATA POINTS IN FROM  BEHAVIOR INCIDENTS, ARRESTS.  ALL THOSE ARE GOING DOWN IN A  VERY POSITIVE DIRECTION.  OUR ARRESTS THIS YEAR DECREASED  ALMOST BY A THIRD OVER LAST  YEAR.  SO A LOT OF WHAT THE GROUNDWORK  IS BEING DONE AT OUR SCHOOLS AND  OUR AREAS HAS REAPED POSITIVE  RESULTS.  BUT NOW WE HAVE TO SYSTEMICALLY  ADDRESS THE ISSUE ACROSS THE  ORGANIZATION.  THAT'S WHERE THE PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT IS REALLY GOING TO  BECOME PART OF IT.  NUMBER 6 ON THE SUSPENDED AGENDA  WAS JUST AN UPDATE WITH REGARD  TO THE GIBSON CONSULTING GROUP.  AND OBVIOUSLY THE BOARD AT THE  WORKSHOP RECEIVED A SPREADSHEET.  WE'LL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THAT  AND PROVIDE THE SCHOOL BOARD  MEMBERS CONTINUOUS UPDATES ON  THAT AS WE IMPLEMENT VARIOUS  STRATEGIES.  IN THE AREA OF UPDATING YOU ON  THE OUTREACH AND SCHOOL  IMPROVEMENT DIVISION, JUST  WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT  COMMISSIONER PAM STUART WITH THE  FLAP DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  HONORED 44 BUSINESS FOR  EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTION.  SHE RECOGNIZED HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL THE TAMPA  BAY LIGHTNING FOR THEIR  INVESTMENT OF $6 MILLION IN  SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT'S 5 YEAR  PARTNERSHIP, BUILD THE THUNDER.   THIS PROGRAM DONATES HOCKEY GEAR  AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TO  TITLE 1 SCHOOLS ACROSS OUR  COMMUNITY.  WE WANT TO THANK THE LIGHTNING  AS ALWAYS FOR THEIR GREAT  PARTNERSHIP, BUT FOR BEING  RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION.  AS A RESULT OF MORE THAN 2400  DOLLARS IN FUNDING FROM OUR  PARTNER, SENIORS IN SERVICE  SUPPLEMENTED READING INSTRUCTION  TO ALL KINDERGARTEN CLASSES AT  POTTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  OCCURRED DURING THE MONTHS OF  APRIL AND MAY.  THIS ALSO ALLOWED THE TEACHERS  TO KEEP THE POSITIVE MOMENTUM OF  LEARNING HAPPENING.  ALSO THE GEMS WHICH STANDS FOR  GIRLS EMPOWERED MENTALLY FOR  SUCCESS, IS OCCURRING ON THE  JUST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS  THROUGH THE CHILDREN'S BOARD  FUNDING.  THIS PARTNER PROVIDES  ACADEMICIAN SUPPORT AND SOCIAL  LEARNING AT NO COST FOR 30  STUDENTS.  AS A FUNCTION OF OUTREACH, DR.  SYKES SPOKE TO A LOCAL PARTNER  AGENCY, PACKSSON LEARNING AND HE  CAN WEIRD PROGRAM SERVING MANY  OF OUR YOUTH FACING WAY  CHALLENGES.  THIS ORGANIZATION  FACILITATED NINE STUDENTS WITH  EARNING A GED DIPLOMA.  SEVEN  STUDENTS PART TIME EMPLOYMENT.  FIVE STUDENTS STUDENTS WILL BE  ATTENDING POST-SECONDARY  TRAINING AND ONE STUDENT HAS  BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A NURSING  PROGRAM.  THE OFFICE OF OUTREACH AND  SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT IS IN  COMMUNICATION WITH THE OFFICE OF  OUR PUBLIC DEFENDER JULIE HOLT  SPOKE ASSIST, DISTRIBUTING  INFORMATION REGARDING GUN  VIOLENCE AND ANTI-DRUG  MESSAGING.  WE ARE WORKING WITH CHIEF NEWMAN  TO ROLL OUT INFORMATION ACROSS  THE DISTRICT.  THE DISTRICT WILL BE  PARTICIPATING IN THE 14th  ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CONFERENCE  TO BE HELD SATURDAY, JULY  15th.  THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS WILL  HAVE REPRESENTATION, STEM, A  MAGNET PROGRAMS, TECHNICAL  COLLEGES, TRANSPORTATION AND  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TABLE WITH  VOLUNTEER AND HOST.  INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR  COMMUNITY LEADERS AND YOUTH  CONFERENCES.  SO WE WANT TO HOPEFULLY THERE'S  A GOOD TURNOUT FOR THAT.  I DO WANT TO MOVE NOW TO MY  COMMENTS.  I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE  BIT OF AN UPDATE AND TALK TO YOU  A LITTLE ABOUT THE WEB PAGE THE  COMMUNICATIONS TEAM AND STAFF  ARE PUTTING TOGETHER THAT BRINGS  A HIGH LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY  ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY WITH WHAT'S  HAPPENING WITH REGARD TO OUR  BUDGET.  I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE ABOUT  HUMAN RESOURCES AND THE  CONVERSATION AROUND FREEZES AND  ALSO 70669 IN MY COMMENTS THERE.  I WANT TO MENTION ABOUT OUR AVID  CONFERENCE, GRADUATION  INFORMATION, AS WELL AS OUR  SUMMER GRADUATIONS.  SO THIS IS SOON TO BE GOING LIVE  ON OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE.  A PAGE TITLE PROTECTING OUR  FUTURE.  IT'S ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING BUDGET  IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AND  WHAT'S CURRENTLY GOING ON.  THERE'S FAQs.  YOU WILL SEE TO THE RIGHT ALL  THE LINKS TO OUR FAQs.  ALL OF THE LINKS TO THE WEBCAST.  THREE PLAYS OF OUR BUDGET  WORKSHOPSS THAT WE TELEVISED.  WE HAVE THE JUNE 20th, THE  JUNE 8th BUDGET WORKSHOP.  WE HAVE THE POWER POINT.  WE HAVE ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN  OUT THERE ABOUT THE ISSUES WE  ARE FACING BUT WE ARE ALSO  MAKING SURE THAT OUR STAFFS ARE  PUTTING THON PARTICULAR WEB PAGE  INFORMATION THAT HELPS OUR  FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITY  UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE DOING,  NOT JUST TO BE FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE, BUT WHAT WE ARE  DOING TO BE BOTH FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE AND SET OUR STUDENTS  UP FOR SUCCESS ACADEMICALLY.  SO THIS PAGE WILL BE GOING LIVE  VERY SOON.  WE'LL LET YOU KNOW THIS.  AND THIS IS A WAY JUST NOT TO  HAVE A LANDING PAGE FOR PEOPLE  TO GO TO.  CERTAINLY WE CAN DIRECT PEOPLE  TO THAT AND YOU CAN DIRECT OUR  CONSTITUENTS TO THAT.  THIS IS  SOMETHING WE WILL BE ABLE TO  PUSH OUT AND LINK OUT TO OUR  FAMILIES AND TO OUR COMMUNITY  MEMBERS AND TO OUR EMPLOYEES.  IT HELPS THEM BE MORE UPDATED  MORE READILY ON THE ISSUES THAT  RENDER DECISIONS THAT WE ARE  MAKING AS A STAFF CONCERNING  BUDGET, AND A BOARD.  I DO WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT  ABOUT THE TEMPORARY HIRING  FREEZE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT  WE ARE FOCUSED ON THE NEEDS OF  OUR STUDENTS AND OUR CLASSROOM.  TODAY WE HAVE LIFTED THE  TEMPORARY HIRING FREEZE FOR OUR  CLASSROOM VACANCIES ONLY.  SO WE WANT TO HAVE THE VERY BEST  TEACHERS, OF COURSE, IN FRONT OF  OUR STUDENTS ON THE VERY FIRST  DAY OF SCHOOL.  AS A REMAINDER ALL NEW HIRES  SERVE THEIR FIRST YEAR UNDER A  PROBATIONARY CONTRACT IN AN  EFFORT TO BE FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE ONCE WE HAVE ALL OUR  STUDENT ENROLLMENT NUMBERS, WE  MAY NEED TO ADJUST PERSONNEL  NUMBERS.  WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CURRENT  EMPLOYEES PROPER TEXTED SO THOSE  ON A PROBATIONARY STATUS WOULD  BE THE FIRST TO BE RELEASED OR  TO FRANCE FER IF STUDENT  ENROLLMENT NUMBERS DECREASE.  THE HIRING FREEZE CONTINUES NOW  FOR INSTRUCTION -- FOR OTHER  INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS AND  INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT POSITIONS.  I DO WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE  BIT OF DATA WITH REGARDS TO WHAT  WE HAVE CURRENTLY DONE.  SO THE REASON WE CALL A FREEZE  IS TO PUT EVERYTHING KIND OF ON  HOLD, OR HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON SO  WE CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS, SO WE  CAN AVOID COSTS.  AND THESE ARE TRUE COST SAVINGS  BECAUSE THE UNITS THAT WERE  ALLOCATED FOR OUR SCHOOLS OR  UNITS, PERSONNEL UNITS, THAT  WERE GOING TO BE FILLED HIGH  PRESSURE WE LEFT HIRING OPEN.  AND SO WE OF COURSE DO OUR  PROJECTIONS IN THE SPRING.  VERY RARELY HAVE WE COME BACK IN  THE SUMMER LIKE WE JUST DID AND  DO ANOTHER COMPLETE PAUSE AND  REASSESSMENT.  THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US  TO DO THIS YEAR, OBVIOUSLY  LOOKING AT SOME OF OUR OVERALL  BUDGET CHALLENGES WE WERE  FACING.  SO HERE ARE SOME OF THE  ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  THINGS THAT OCCURRED IN THAT  TWO-WEEK PERIOD.  SO IN TWO WEEKS THROUGH OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENT, UNIT REVIEWS AT  SCHOOL SITES, 231.257 UNITS HAVE  BEEN REDUCED.  THOSE ARE 231.25 UNITS THAT WERE  ABOUT TO BE FILLED BY  INDIVIDUALS NEW TO THE DISTRICT,  IF WE WOULD HAVE LEFT THEM OPEN.  THE ESTIMATED COST SAVINGS IS  MORE THAN $15 MILLION FOR THOSE  231 UNITS THAT WERE OUT THERE.  THROUGH OUR DISTRICT UNIT  REVIEWS, 498 UNITS HAVE BEEN  REDUCED IN OUR DISTRICT LEVEL  DEPARTMENTS.  THESE MEETINGS WILL CONT CONTAIN  498 UNITS HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN  OUR DISTRICT LEVEL DEPARTMENTS.  THAT'S NOT JUST ADMIN BUT THAT'S  ALL DISTRICT LEVEL DEPARTMENTS  AND STAFFING ACROSS THE  DISTRICT.  SOME EXAMPLES OUT IN OUR  SCHOOLS, FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF  THE THINGS THAT IS A TOUGH  ESTIMATOR IS OUR CONSISTENTER  GARNET UNITS BECAUSE CONSISTENT  KINDERGARTEN UNITS, WE HAVEN'T  SEEN THOSE STUDENTS YET.  SO WE SAW SOME OVERALLOCATION  BASED OFF OF THE ENROLLMENT THAT  WAS OCCURRING TORE LACK OF  ENROLL.  THAT WAS OCCURRING SO WE WERE  ABLE TO COLLAPSE SOME  KINDERGARTEN UNITS, COLLAPSED 29  UNITS THAT WERE NOT CLASSROOM  BASED POSITIONS, THEY WERE  TEACHER BASED POSITIONS THAT  COULD BE COACHES OR RESOURCE  TEACHER POSITIONS THIS WERE ALSO  COLLAPSED.  AND I'LL NOW SPEAK TO 7069  BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE WE ARE  GOING TO BE THE MOST CHALLENGED.  SO HOUSE BILL 7069, AS MRS.  MOLITO SAID, WE HAVE THE NOW  LOOK THROUGH THE LENS OF  IMPLEMENTATION.  WE HAVE TO WAITE A LITTLE BIT ON  THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  BECAUSE NOW ALL WE HAVE IS  STATUTORY LANGUAGE, AND  STATUTORY LANGUAGE DOES NOT  ALWAYS LANGUAGE THAT YOU CAN  READ AND KNOW HOW TO IMPLEMENT  JUST BY READING THE LANGUAGE.  SO TYPICALLY IF THERE'S A RULE  MAKING PROCESS THAT OCCURS AND  THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  LEVERS THAT PROCESSED ON HOW WE  AS DISTRICT AND HOW THEY ARE  GOING TO PUT OUT GUIDANCE AND  THE RULES TO IMPLEMENT 7069.  SO INSIDE 37069 IS THE LANGUAGE  AROUND TITLE 1 AND THE CHANGES  THAT THE STATE HAS MADE TO A  FEDERAL LAW, WHICH IS ONCE AGAIN  VERY TROUBLING, BUT WE ARE  HAVING TO WORK THROUGH THAT.  SO AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST, AND  FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, NOT JUST  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BUT ON THE  DISTRICT ACROSS THE STATE, WE  HAVE TAKEN OFF THE TOP OF THE  TITLE 1 GRANT REPRESENTATIVE  PARTICULAR AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR  SPECIAL PROJECTS.  SOME OF THOSE SPECIAL PROJECTS  ARE THINGS LIKE EXTRA INCENTIVE  PAY FOR OUR TEACHERS AT OUR HIGH  POVERTY SCHOOLS.  THAT'S BEEN A SEPARATE PROJECT.  WE HAVE HAD A SEPARATE PROJECT  OF FUNDS USED FOR ADDITIONAL  PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS  THAT ARE TURNAROUND, SOME OF OUR  HIGH NEEDS SCHOOLS THAT MAY BE  SMALL SCHOOLS BUT THEY HAVE VERY  HIGH NEEDS, AND THEY ARE SCHOOL  BASED ALLOCATIONS DON'T GENERATE  ENOUGH MONEY FOR THEM TO  PURCHASE ALL THE NECESSARY  PERSONNEL, WHETHER IT BE  TEACHER, GUIDANCE, SOCIAL WORK,  PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AND SO  FORTH.  SO BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF  THOSE KIND OF PROJECTS, 7069  WOULD KEEP US FROM DOING THOSE  SPECIAL PROJECTS, AND WE TWO OF  TAKE ALL THOSE DOLLARS, AND WE  WOULD HAVE TO WEAVE THEM INTO  ALL THE SCHOOL-BASED ALLOCATIONS  AND SPREAD THEM A LOT THINNER SO  WE CAN'T CONCENTRATE THE FUNDS  LIKE WITHIN 10, 15 OR 20 SCHOOLS  LIKE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN  THE PAST.  SO I AM NOT GOING TO GET ANY  MORE DETAILED THAN THAT.  OF THE JUST CREATES  COMPLICATIONS BECAUSE NOW WE ARE  NO POSITION WHERE YOU HAVE MANY,  MANY SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE BEEN  FOCUSING ON WITH THOSE EXTRA  SUPPORT SERVICES THAT WE HAVE TO  MAKE SOME DECISION AS ROUND.  AND I HEAR FIRST HAND WHAT THE  BOARD VALUES, AND WHAT KIND OF  SUPPORT SYSTEMS WE MUST HAVE  ACADEMICALLY AND FOR THE WHOLE  CHILD.  SO THOSE OBVIOUSLY ARE KEY  POSITIONS TO KEEP IN PLACE AT  THOSE PARTICULAR SCHOOLS.  BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL  HAVE TO DO IS WE'LL HAVE TO DO A  COMPLETE REVIEW BECAUSE  ACCORDING TO THE STATUTORY  LANGUAGE, THAT'S WHY MRS. MOLITO  WAS SAYING, I'M LOOKING VERY  MUCH TO THE DEPARTMENT TO HELP  US THROUGH PERHAPS A  TRANSITIONAL YEAR, SO ALL  DISTRICT, NOT JUST HILLSBOROUGH,  WE ARE ALL GOING TO FACE THE  SAME CHALLENGE BECAUSE ALL  DISTRICTS DO THIS CONCENTRATED  EFFORT ON SOME OF THEIR HIGH  NEEDS SCHOOLS ON HOW TO GET A  TRANSITIONAL YEAR TO BE  EVENTUALLY IN COMPLIANCE FOR  18-19 BUT KNOW IT'S GOING TO  TAKE TIME TO COME TO HAVE WAY OF  WORK THAT SO MANY DISTRICTS HAVE  BEEN USED TO.  SO THAT BEING SAID, THERE WILL  BE SOME SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS  THAT WILL HAVE TO REVIEW RIGHT  NOW TO DETERMINE IF WE HAVE TO  TAKE SOME OF THOSE POSITIONS AND  REASSIGN THEM BACK INTO  CLASSROOMS.  AND SO WE WON'T BE DOING THAT TO  ALL THE POSITIONS BUT WE WILL BE  STRATEGIC AROUND, BECAUSE WE  HAVE SOME OF THESE SCHOOLS THAT  HAVE VACANCIES AND WE NEED A  GREAT TEACHER IN FRONT OF OUR  STUDENTS, TOO.  SO WE HAVE THE BALANCE THE  SUPPORT THE TEACHERS NEED TO  IMPLEMENT CURRICULUM, WHICH IS  THE TRUE SUPPORT OUR KIDS NEED  TO HAVE GREAT TEACHERS.  WE ARE DOING THAT WORK RIGHT NOW  AND OUR DIVISIONS ARE HAVING  CONVERSATIONS, OUR AREA  SUPERINTENDENTS ARE ANALYZING  THAT WITH THEIR PRINCIPALS, AND  THEN ULTIMATELY THERE WILL BE  SOME DECISIONS MADE OUT OF THAT.  SO I SAY ALL OF THIS TO SAY THAT  A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN  TWO WEEKS TO AVOID COST, TO  PROVIDE COST SAVINGS, AND TO GET  US BACK INTO THAT STRUCTURAL  BALANCE AS -- WHEN I COME BACK  ON THE 29th I'LL TAKE SOME  OF THIS WORK, SOME OF THE  CONTINUED PLANS THAT WE WILL  IMPLEMENT IN 2017-18, AND THEN  18-19 TO FURTHER REDUCE DOWN ALL  LEVELS OF STAFFING, SO WE KNOW  KIND OF THAT RIGHT SIZE SPACE  FOR THIS ORGANIZATION SO THAT  BUDGETARILY WE WILL HAVE A VERY  SUSTAINABLE BUDGET, NOT JUST FOR  ONE YEAR BUT FOR MANY YEARS TO  COME.  SO I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN  UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE AT WITH  THAT.  LET'S GO BACK TO WHAT'S  HAPPENING WITH OUR KIDS.  OBVIOUSLY WE HAD A GREAT AVID  CONFERENCE.  SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE  TO STOP BY LAST WEEK.  TAMPA WAS THE HOST CITY FOR ONE  OF AVID SUMMER INSTITUTES HELD  ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.  OVER 2500 EDUCATORS CAME  TOGETHER TO TAKE PART IN HIGH  ENGAGING PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT AND TO COLLABORATE  WITH APPEARS FROM ACROSS THE  COUNTRY.  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS WAS WELL REPRESENTED  WITH OVER 400 EDUCATORS FROM OUR  97 AVID SCHOOLS.  I HAD THE PLEASURE OF PROVIDING  AND WELCOMING AND DOING THE  WELCOMING ADDRESS TO A VERY  ENERGETIC CROWD AT THE GENERAL  SESSION.  AND I THANK THANKED THEM FOR  THEIR COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS AND  FOR THE HOPE THEY PROVIDE TO  THEM DAY IN AND DAY OUT.  IN ADDITION TO OUR TEACHERS  REPRESENTING OUR DISTRICT, WE  HAD 17 AVID STUDENTS FROM  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.  YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE OF SOME OF  THEM THERE ON THE SCREEN.  SHARING THEIR AVID KNOWLEDGE  THROUGHOUT THE THREE DAYS.  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC  SCHOOLS IS NOW OFFICIALLY THE  LARGEST AVID DISTRICT IN THE  NATION.  AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO NOT  ONLY -- [ APPLAUSE ]  YES, BECAUSE THAT'S A DIRECT  CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR STUDENT, OUR  GRADUATION RATES AND OUR  STUDENTS' POTENTIAL ACCESS TO  POST-SECONDARY, WHICH FOR THOSE  OF YOU WHO MAY NOT BE AS  FAMILIAR WITH THE AVID PROGRAM,  IT STANDS FOR ADVANCED  INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION.  BUT IT IS AN LEGISLATIVE  ELECTIVE CLASS THAT OUR STUDENTS  IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL  AND NEXT YEAR 23 SCHOOLS HAS  BEEN PUSHING US TO MOVING DOWN  THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO  PROVIDE THOSE KIND OF  STRUCTURES, BUT IT'S THE  ELECTIVE CLASS THAT HELPS OUR  STUDENTS UNDERSTAND SO OF THE  STILLS SKILLS THEY NEED TO BE  SUCCESSFUL IN THOSE MORE  RIGOROUS COURSES.  AND WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO TAKE  THE CORRECT NOTES, NOTE TAKING  SKILLS, STUDY SKILLS, THOSE  KINDS OF THINGS ARE VERY  IMPORTANT FOR OUR STUDENTS, SO  WE IDENTIFY AS A COHORT OF  STUDENTS THAT WE FEEL ARE KIND  IN THAT BUBBLE THAT CAN BE  SUCCESSFUL WITH THIS EXTRA AVID  ELECTIVE COURSE, AND THAT'S WHAT  WE ARE REAPING GREAT BENEFITS  FROM THAT ACROSS THIS DISTRICT.  AND ALONG WITH THAT, I WANT TO  GIVE YOU SOME GRADUATION  INFORMATION, BECAUSE IT'S NOT  FINAL TILL OCTOBER ABOUT HOW WE  ARE DOING AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WITH INCREASING OUR GRADUATION  RATES.  ONCE AGAIN, OCTOBER IS GOING TO  BE WHEN THAT WINDOW CLOSES SO  OUR STUDENTS, FROM THIS COHORT  THAT JUST GRADUATED, HAVE UNTIL  OCTOBER TO MEET CONCORDANCE  SCORES, GET G.P.A.s, THAT'S  WHAT OUR SUMMER GRADS ARE  WORKING ON, CREDITS AND SO  FORTH.  SO RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOWN ALMOST  155 OR 160 NUMBERS OF  CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION RIGHT  NOW.  AND THAT'S NOT EVEN COUNTING THE  MOST RECENT ACT AND SAT DATA  THAT HAS COME BACK THAT WE ARE  NOW RECEIVING.  SO THAT NUMBER WILL GO BELOW 400  AND CONTINUE TO PLUMMET AS WE  CONTINUE TO GIVE THEM MORE  OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE OCTOBER.  RIGHT NOW, 2435 STUDENTS MET THE  FSA REQUIREMENT BY MAKING AN ACT  OR SAT CONCORDANT SCORES.  THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TO DO  THAT AND PROVIDE THAT DAY ON  CAMPUS WHERE OUR STUDENTS CAN DO  THAT.  AND ALSO SO OF OUR PARTNERS WHO  ARE HELPING US OUT THERE IN THE  FIELD GETTING OUR KIDS ACCESS TO  TAKE THOSE ADDITIONAL ACT AND  SAT ASSESSMENTS.  RIGHT NOW, 1,559 STUDENTS HAVE  MET THE ALGEBRA WON EOC  GRADUATION RATES REQUIREMENT BY  USING PERT.  PERT STANDS FOR POST-SECONDARY  EDUCATION READINESS TEST.  SO OUR STUDENT WHO PASS THAT  PARTICULAR TEST WILL GET A  CONCORDANCE SCORE FOR ALGEBRA 1.  WE REALLY APPRECIATE STAFF'S  WORK.  SCHOOL LEVEL WORK.  ADVOCACY IS KICKING INTO HEY  GEAR ACROSS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.  AND IT IS REALLY EVERYONE, AND  IT DOESN'T JUST HAVE TO BE ONE  PERSON.  IT'S A COMBINATION OF LOTS OF  DIFFERENT PEOPLE, INCLUDING OUR  PARTNERS WHO ARE HELPING US TO  BE SUCCESSFUL IN A N THAT ARENA.  OF COURSE WE JUST FINISHED UP  SOME GRADUATIONS AND WE HAVE OF  A FEW MORE TO GO TO, BECAUSE  FROM THIS COHORT OF GRADUATES WE  HAVE THE SUMMER GRADUATIONS  OCCURRING ON JULY 13th AT  3:00 P.M.  WE HAVE THE JEFFERSON HIGH  SCHOOL AREA 1 THROUGH 4,  BLOOMINGDALE IS AREA 5 AND  STRAWBERRY CREST WILL BE  GRADUATING OUR STUDENT IN AREAS  6 AND 7.  SO WITH THAT, MY COMMENTS ARE  COMPLETE.  THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT.  AND WE WILL MOVE TO BOARD  COMMENTS.  MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS TO  MAKE THIS EVENING.  IT IS YOUR TIME NOW TO PUSH YOUR  BUTTON.  MRS. GRAY. 

>>Lynn Gray: I JUST WANT TO  THANK AND EXPRESS MY  APPRECIATION TO THE CABINET  MEMBERS AND THE DISTRICT STAFF  FOR DOING THEIR DUE DILIGENCE IN  HANDLING A FISCAL CATASTROPHE.  I KNOW THERE WAS SO MUCH EXTRA  WORK INVOLVED, A LOT OF  RESTRUCTURING, A LOT OF  REPURPOSING, A LOT OF DECISIONS,  HARD DECISIONS THAT TOWED MAKE  THAT PROBABLY KEPT YOU UP AT  NIGHT.  AND I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE  YOUR EXPERTISE, YOUR  PROFESSIONAL I AMISM, AND YOUR  POSITIVE -- PROFESSIONALISM, AND  YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE.  I THINK STICKING TOGETHER AND  COLLABORATING AS WE GO FORWARD,  WE WILL IN FACT RAISE OURSELVES  ABOVE THIS SITUATION AND  BECOME MORE STRONG ADVOCATES FOR  WHAT IS RIGHT IN THIS WORLD, AND  LESS OF WHAT IS WRONG.  AND I THINK THAT WE ARE MOVING  IN THAT DIRECTION.  I FEEL IT.  AND I KNOW OUR SUPERINTENDENT  BELIEVES IT.  AND I KNOW EACH OF YOU IN YOUR  HEART WORK YOUR HEAD OFF TO MAKE  SUCCESSFUL FUTURES FOR OUR  CHILDREN, AND I THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  GRAY.  MRS. HARRIS? 

>>Sally Harris: THANK YOU.  IT HAS BEEN A VERY EXCITING  COUPLE OF WEEKS SINCE THE LAST  BOARD MEETING.  I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF  DOING A FEW THINGS, NOT A LOT,  BUT A FEW.  WE WERE ABLE TO GO AND TOUR WITH  A GROUP OF COMMUNITY PEOPLE, THE  MONROE MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND IT WAS  AN EXCITING TOUR, AND PETER  McGARRA DID A GREAT JOB ON  THAT TOUR.  THEN WE HAD THE BUDGET WORKSHOP,  WHICH WAS A VERY GOOD EYE OPENER  FOR ALL OF US AND THE CHALLENGES  THAT WE ARE FACING IN THIS  DISTRICT.  THEN I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF  ATTENDING A LEARNING WALK.  AND I WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT  THE LEARNING WALK IDEAS.  SOME OF THE PRINCIPALS GET  TOGETHER AND INVITE OTHER  PRINCIPALS TO THEIR BUILDING.  AND THEY JUST SHARE IDEAS.  IT WAS REALLY NATE TO GO AND  ATTEND ONE AND LISTEN TO THEM  AND KNOW THAT THEY SHARE SO  MUCH.  THEN I WENT TO THE SUMMER ART  ACTIVITY AT PALACE SCHOOL, AND  THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN.  THEY DID A GREAT PERFORMANCE  JOB.  STOPPED BY THE AVID AND WALKED  IN WHILE OUR SUPERINTENDENT WAS  THE SPEAKER.  IT WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED WITH A  HIGH ENERGY GROUP OF STUDENTS,  AS HE MENTIONED TO YOU.  AND THEN TODAY, THIS MORNING, WE  HAD THE LEADERSHIP TRAINING  GOING ON WITH MANY OF OUR  PRINCIPALS IN THE AREA.  AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS SUMMER.  AND YET WHILE IT IS SUMMER,  THERE'S A LOT OF TRAINING AND  LEARNING AND SHARING AND IDEAS  POPPING OUT THERE, AND IT JUST  REALLY NEAT TO SEE THE GOOD  THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON OVER  THE SUMMER SO THAT WE ARE READY  ON AUGUST 10 TO RECEIVE THOSE  STUDENTS AT OUR SCHOOLS.  SO THANK YOU. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, MRS.  HARRIS.  MRS. SHAM BERGER? 

>>Tamara Shamburger: I WOULD BE  REMISS, I JUST WANT TO WISH MRS.  GRETCHEN SAUNDERS A VERY HAPPY  30th BIRTHDAY?  (LAUGHTER)  SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRETCHEN.  [ APPLAUSE ] 

>> AT LEAST WE DIDN'T SING TO  YOU TONIGHT.  MRS. GRIFFIN. 

>>April Griffin: AND MRS.  STUART, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING  US THE PLAN EARLIER ON THE  BUDGET AND PUTTING A TIMELINE  BECAUSE IT'S ON MY NOTES.  I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT  THIS EVENING.  SO I'M GOING TO  KIND OF GO PAST THAT, BECAUSE WE  DO NEED TIME IN PLACE, WE NEED  TO HAVE A SOLID -- YOU AND I  HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THAT, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT, AND WE NEED TO  HAVE SOLID TIMELINES IN PLACE.  BUT SOME OF THE THINGS I WANTED  TO TALK ABOUT, TOO, ARE THINGS  THAT WE AS A BOARD CAN DO, TOO.  AND I TALKED TO MRS. SAUNDERS  AND I TALKED TO OUR ATTORNEY  ABOUT OUR SALARIES.  AND FREEZING OUR SALARIES.  AND IT'S WEIRD BECAUSE MR.  PORTER, WHEN -- AND I REMEMBER  IT BECAUSE IT WAS MY VERY FIRST  MEETING, LITERALLY THE FIRST  MEETING I EVER ATTENDED AFTER MY  FIRST ELECTION.  I CAME UP AND I SAT UP HERE AND  ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I HAD TO  VOTE ON WAS OUR PAY RAISE.  AND I DON'T RECALL -- AND MRS.  SAUNDERS, DID YOU AND I HAVE  THIS CONVERSATION?  I DON'T RECALL US HAVING TO VOTE  ON ANY PAY RAISE.  I CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH STAFF  MEMBER I TALKED TO, OR IF I  TALKED TO YOU ABOUT IT.  IF I TALKED TO YOU, STAFF  MEMBER, PLEAS SPEAK UP, BECAUSE  I TALKED TO SO MANY. 

>>Jim Porter: YOUR SALARY IS SET  BY FLORIDA STATUTE. 

>>April Griffin: RIGHT.  THAT'S MY QUESTION.  I VOTED -- THAT WAS ONE OF THE  FIRST THINGS THAT WAS SO  EXTREMELY AWKWARD BEING ONE OF  THE FIRST THINGS THAT I HAD TO  VOTE FOR AS A BRAND NEW SCHOOL  WORD MEMBER WAS VOTING OH A PAY  RAISE FOR MYSELF WHEN I HAD NOT  BEEN A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER.  SO IT WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THEN  THAT THE STATE SETS THAT AMOUNT.  BUT THE LAW ALSO SAYS THAT WE  CAN DECLINE THOSE RAISES IF WE  SO CHOOSE TO DO THAT.  BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY, AND I  DON'T KNOW WHAT YEAR IT  HAPPENED, THAT WE ARE NOT VOTING  ON IT ANYMORE.  OR DO WE HAVE TO VOTE ON IT? 

>> I'LL BE HAPPY TO RESEARCH  THAT ISSUE FOR YOU.  BUT THE SALARY OF ALL SCHOOL  BOARD MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE  STATE ARE SET BASED ON A  FORMULA, BASED ON THE DISTRICT  AND OTHER FACTORS.  AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO WORK  WITH MRS. SAUNDERS AND COME BACK  WITH A MEMO OR A REPORT ON THAT.  BUT I DON'T ANTICIPATE YOU EVER  HAVING TO VOTE ON YOUR SALARY.  THAT'S SOMETHING THE LEGISLATURE  DOES. 

>>April Griffin: WE DID IT.  WE HAD TO ACCEPT IT OR  SOMETHING, AND LIKE I SAID,  EXTREMELY AWKWARD. 

>>Jim Porter: I'LL BE HAPPY TO  RESEARCH THAT AND GET BACK WITH  YOU. 

>>April Griffin: I JUST WANT TO  THROM THIS OUT THERE THAT I WANT  OUR EMPLOYEES TO KNOW THAT WE  FEEL WHAT THEY ARE FEELING RIGHT  NOW.  I WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS  JOURNEY WITH THEM.  SO IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE  COULD CONSIDER.  ALSO WANTING TO LOOK AT WHAT  HAVE YOU DONE, MR.  SUPERINTENDENT, IN REFERENCE TO  TRAVEL FOR ADMINISTRATION?  HAVE WE FROZEN TRAVEL OR CUT IN  THE HALF OR ANYTHING? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: EVERYTHING  COMES THROUGH HIM, NUMBER ONE.  I KNOW THAT.  SO OBVIOUSLY VERY LIMITED.  AND TYPICALLY, WE LOOK AT GRANTS  THAT ARE OUR TYPICAL GO-TOS  INFORM ANY KIND OF TRAVEL FOR  OUR LEADERS AND TITLE 2 AND SOME  OF OUR OTHER GRANT FUNDS WHERE  WE FAP IN INFORM THAT.  A LOT OF IT, ADMINISTRATORS THAT  SERVE ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF  BOARDS, SOMETIMES THAT TRAVEL  GETS PAID BY THAT AGENCY TO GO  TO THOSE.  AND MUCH LIKE YOU AS BOARD  MEMBERS, THAT HAPPENS TO YOU AS  WELL IF YOU ARE PART OF  SOMETHING.  BUT IT VERY LIMITED AT THIS  POINT IN TIME AND SCRUTINIZE.  AND IT'S GOING DOWN. 

>>April Griffin: WELL, WE AGREED  AS A BOARD TO LIMIT OURSELVES  TOO, AND WE HAVE OUR  DISCRETIONARY AND OUR  NONDISCRETIONARY WHEN WE SERVE  ON DIFFERENT BOARDS.  BUT I WOULD LIKE US TO SEE ABOUT  CUTTING OUR TRAVEL IN HALF, OR  BY WHATEVER AS WELL.  AGAIN, IT'S A WAY THAT WE CAN  MODEL LEADERSHIP AND ROLL UP OUR  SLEEVES AND GO THROUGH THESE  VERY TROUBLING TIMES WITH OUR  EMPLOYEES SO THAT THEY KNOW THAT  WE ARE WILLING TO TAKE THE HARD  ROADS AS WELL.  YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD  EACH DIVISION COME FORWARD WITH  HOW MUCH, WHAT KIND OF  PERCENTAGE IN SAVINGS. 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: THAT'S STILL  IN PROCESS.  SO ABOUT 80%, 75% OF THE  DIVISIONS THAT COME -- 

>>April Griffin: 70% OF THE  DIVISION VERSUS COME FORWARD? 

>> HAVE COME FORWARD. 

>>April Griffin: HOW MUCH IN  EACH DIVISION, APPROXIMATELY? 

>>Jeffrey Eakins: I KNOW ONE OF  OUR LARGEST DIVISIONS -- SOME OF  THE UNITS THAT THE DIVISIONS  LOOKED AT, SO SOME OF THEM WERE  LIVE UNITS, UNITS THAT SOMEONE  WAS GOING TO GO TOCK.  SOME OF THEM WERE THOSE UNITS  THAT WE HAVE BEEN ON THOSE BOOKS  THAT YOU BROUGHT UP AT THE LAST  BUDGET WORKSHOP THAT WE DELETED.  SO I KNOW FACILITIES AND  OPERATIONS HAD A LOT OF UNITS  THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO -- OVER  100, I BELIEVE, ABOUT 130.  MRS. BROWN -- 

>>April Griffin: SO THESE  NUMBERS, THESE UNITS, 1  APPROXIMATE P 1.25 UNITS, SOME  OF THOSE -- 

>> THOSE WERE ALL LIVE UNITS.  THOSE WERE UNITS THAT SOMEONE  WAS LITERALLY GOING TO BE HIRED  INTO IF WE HAD KEPT THEM OUT  THERE.  THE 498, THERE'S A MIX SOME OF  UNITS THAT WERE BOTH.  SOME OF THEM SAT OUT THERE FOR A  WHILE.  SOME THAT WERE READY TO GO. 

>>April Griffin: SOME OF THOSE  NEED TO BE CLEANED UP ANYWAY.  I THINK IT GOOD FOR US TO DO  THAT ANYWAY.  AND I WANTED TO CLARIFY  SOMETHING THAT WAS REPORTED.  I TALKED -- AND I KNOW MRS.  HARRIS TALKED ABOUT BOARD  MEMBERS AND ADMINISTRATORS DOING  SUBSTITUTE DUTY FOR KELLY  SERVICES.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT WE SAID  THAT TEACHERS WOULD FILL IN FOR  EACH OTHER.  AND I THINK THAT'S A REAL  DIFFERENT PICTURE OF WHAT WE ARE  LOOKING AT.  AGAIN, WANTING TO GET IN AND  ROWE THIS BOAT WITH OUR  EMPLOYEES SO WE ARE ALL GOING  GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.  BUT COMING UP WITH YOUR FLAN  THERE'S ANY WAY THAT YOU COULD  INCLUDE THAT TOO MUCH SO WE HAVE  MORE DEFINITIVE INFORMATION ON  WHAT THAT COULD SAVE US WITH  KELLY SERVICES BECAUSE WE ARE  SPENDING LIKE 13 OR $15,000 A  YEAR ON SUBSTITUTES?  WHAT WHAT DID I SAY?  I HAVE A HEADACHE AND IT'S LATE.  I'M SO SORRY.  MILLION, YEAH.  13 TO 15 MILLION ON THAT.  SO, YES, WE COULD GET WITH YOUR  PLAN THAT YOU ARE BRINGING  FORWARD WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE  WITH DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.  AND AGAIN IT'S NOT JUST THE COST  SAVINGS BUT IT PUTTING  ADMINISTRATORS BACK INTO THE  CLASSROOM.  IT'S PUTTING BOARD MEMBERS BACK  INTO THE CLASSROOM -- OR INTO  THE CLASSROOM FOR THE FIRST  TIME.  AND SOMEONE THAT'S NEVER BEEN  THERE AND TO REREMIND US WHAT WE  ARE DOING ON A DAILY BASE.  I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING  BAD THAT COULD COME FROM OUR  ADMINISTRATORS AND BOARD MEMBERS  BEING NO CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTING.  NOW, WE MAY HAVE TO GO THROUGH  TRAINING TO LEARN SOME MORE  CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SKILLS, AS  WE MOVE FORWARD.  BUT I WANT TO GET US TO A PLACE  WHERE IT'S NOT US VERSUS THEM.  I MEAN, TALLAHASSEE IS DOING  EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN TO  DIVIDE US RIGHT NOW, AND WE  CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN.  WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.  IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE STUDENTS,  NONE OF US WOULD BE HERE.  AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO  REMEMBER EACH AND HE HAVE DAY  THAT WE GET UP.  IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE STUDENTS  THAT WALKING THROUGH OUR DOORS,  THEY ARE THERE TO LEARN, NONE OF  US WOULD BE HERE.  SO I WANT US ALL TO FIGURE OUT A  WAY THAT WE CAN GET TO A PLACE  WHERE WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME  DIRECTION.  IT GOING TO BE HARD.  FAMILIES HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS  AND YOU HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND YOU  HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU ARE  GOING TO KEEP, WHAT YOU ARE NOT  GOING TO KEEP, WHAT'S A LUXURY  AND WHAT'S NOT AND MOVE FORWARD  FROM THERE.  I'M ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO A  CONVERSATION AROUND WHAT'S  ESSENTIAL AND WHAT'S NOT  ESSENTIAL AS WE MOVE FORWARD.  AND I KNOW THAT MRS. COOK IS  LOOKING AT ALL OF THE  PROGRAMMING THAT WE HAVE, AS  WELL AS MRS. BROWN, TO SEE WHAT  OUR ROI IS.  I THINK I AGREE WITH BOARD  MEMBERS.  I HAVE HEARD IT SEVERAL TIMES,  THAT WE HAVE SOME DIVISIONS OR  DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE DUPLICATING  SERVICES.  CAN THOSE BE COLLAPSED?  WHAT CAN WE DO THERE?  SO THE THING THAT'S KEEPING ME  UP AT NIGHT RIGHT NOW IS THE  BUDGET, MORE THAN ANYTHING.  THIS IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF MY  MANED.  I KNOW YOU AS WELL.  AND YOU AS WELL, ALL OF US.  IT'S WHAT WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT  NIGHT.  I'M LOOKING FORWARD FORWARD TO A  SOLID PLAN AND STARTING TO MOVE  FORWARD IN THAT DIRECTION.  AND  I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE.  WHEN WE SAT DOWN IN THE SPRING  OF 2015, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST  EXCITING TIMES I HAD EVER SPENT  ON THIS BOARD.  PLANNING AND THINKING ABOUT ALL  OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS WE WERE  GOING TO DO FOR KIDS.  TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE WHOLE  CHILD.  AND WE ARE NOT THERE YET.  AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT MY  TIME ON THIS BOARD HAS BEEN  EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING BUT HAS  NEVER BEEN AS FRUSTRATING AS IT  IS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I KNOW THE  HEARTS THAT ARE UP HERE AND THE  FACT THAT WE CAN'T MOVE FORWARD  AND ACCOMPLISH THE THINGS FOR  KIDS THAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH  BECAUSE OF MONEY IS ABSOLUTELY  HEART BREAKING TO ME.  SO I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THAT  PLAN AND APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT  AND CONSIDERATION THAT YOU ARE  PUTTING INTO THIS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU.  MRS. SHAMBERGER? 

>>Tamara Shamburger: MEMBER  GRIFFIN, I WANT TO PIGGYBACK ON  SOMETHING YOU SAID.  THANK YOU FOR BRINGING UP THE  ISSUE ABOUT SUBSTITUTE TEACHING.  JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT.  THAT IS THE TOPIC THAT WE ARE  DEALING WITH ON THE FINANCE  COMMITTEE.  WE ARE GOING TO DIG DEEP INTO  THAT.  THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT WE  ARE NOT STRESSING THE TEACHERS.  WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BOARD  AND OUR ADMINISTRATORS.  WE ARE DEFINITELY LOOKING AT  THAT.  ALSO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BRIDGING  THE GAP BETWEEN US AND THE  TEACHERS AND THE STAFF, WE ARE  ALSO GOING TO LOOK INTO WHAT CAN  WE DO OUTSIDE OF SUBSTITUTE  TEACHING, YOU KNOW, MAYBE  FILLING IN FOR BUS DUTY,  LUNCHROOM SERVICE.  LET'S WORK WITH THE JANITORS.  SO COMPREHENSIVE WORKING AS ONE  UNIT.  SO LOOKING TO ALL OF THAT.  BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR  CLARIFYING THAT POINT, BECAUSE,  YEAH, THAT WAS REPORTED  INCORRECTLY. 

>>April Griffin: I DON'T WANT TO  DRIVE A BUS THOUGH,.  I CAN'T DRIVE A BUS. 

>>Cindy Stuart: THANK YOU, BOARD  MEMBERS.  IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER  COMMENTS, JUST A REMAINDER THAT  OUR NEXT MEETING IS NOT IN THIS  BUILDING BUT IS AT ISC, AND I  BELIEVE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE  MADE FOR THAT.  SO WE ARE ADJOURNED.  HAVE A GOOD FOURTH OF JULY.  (SOUNDING GAVEL)