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									Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, September 2, 2003– 7:00 p.m.
School Board Meeting Room
Stuart, FL 34994

Members Present
Dr. David Anderson, Chairman
Vicki Davis, Vice-Chair
Laurie Gaylord
Lorie Shekailo
Dr. Sara A. Wilcox, Superintendent
Tom Elfers, School Board Attorney
Matt Rudling, Student Representative

Members Absent
Sue Hershey

Staff Present
Hank Salzler, Lori McWilliams, Rae Hollenbeck, Dr. Joyce Holmes, John Klatt, Darrell Miller,
Darla Miloszewski, Deana Newson, Rodger Osborne, Dr. Frank Raffone, Marshall Skinner,
Deann Sylvester, Leighton O'Connor, Essie Rains, Debbie Henderson, Gail Olsen, Nancy Marin,
Gail Newman, Pat Schmoyer, Ray Parrish, Lorene Francescani, Ginger Featherstone, Debbie
Banta, Mike Dailey, Charles Francescani, Jim McCombs, Helen Kleinfeld, Barbara Norcia

Public
Kathy Mendoka, Peg Nott, Ken Featherstone, Portia Scott, Representative Gayle Harrell

Press           PBPost – Rani Gupta             Stuart News – Michael Samuels

MCEA – Jeanette Phillips                AFSCME – No Representation

1.       Adoption of the Agenda:*
         A.       Additions, Deletions or Amendments to the Agenda
Dr. Wilcox noted that Items 8-D-1 and 15 have been stricken from the agenda and would come
forth at a later date.
         B.       Approval of the Agenda
Mrs. Davis moved approval of the Agenda, Mrs. Gaylord seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.

2.      Approval of the Minutes:*    8/19/03 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Mrs. Davis moved approval of the 8/19/03 Regular Meeting Minutes, Mrs. Shekailo seconded,
and the motion carried unanimously.

3.      Recognitions:*          None

4.      Presentations:*
        A.        Daughters of the American Revolution – Constitution Week September 17,
                  2003 – September 23, 2003 – Attorney Portia Scott (COPY ATTACHED)
Ms. Portia Scott discussed the importance of Constitution Week and informed the Board and
public that this is the 216th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution. Mrs. Shekailo moved
approval of the Resolution, Mrs. Davis seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

        B.       Presentation on International Literacy Day, Monday, September 8, 2003 -
                 Representative Gayle Harrell (COPY ATTACHED)
Representative Gayle Harrell discussed the problems of illiteracy in Florida and was given the
opportunity to tour Jensen Beach Elementary School and view their program. She explained the
Legislature passed this Resolution and is on a march forward to eliminate illiteracy. She will
attend Family Literacy Day at Jensen Beach Elementary on September 8, 2003 to read to the
children and urged strong district participation. Mrs. Gaylord advised Representative Harrell that
in 1988, USA Today did a Census and summarized the average pay for individuals over 18: no
high school diploma was $15,000, a high school diploma was $22,000, a Bachelors Degree was
$38,000 and with an advanced degree it was $61,000. The Commission on Reading found that
the most important factor in reading is to read aloud to children. Mrs. Shekailo thanked Mrs.
Harrell and Mrs. Norcia for bringing this forward and Mrs. Norcia reiterated the invitation to
attend the Literacy Day at Jensen Beach Elementary School.
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5.     Open to the Public:*
           Kathy Mendoka, parent of a Pinewood Elementary School child, read a portion
              of the Student Code of Conduct book. She questioned a parent being asked to
              sign the book stating their child knows the difference between right and wrong
              and feels that this is not acceptable in cases of ESE children. She explained her
              child is ESE and does not understand the consequences of his actions. Dr.
              Anderson asked the Board attorney to review the booklet for accuracy. She
              questioned why the school board does not televise its board meetings in the same
              manner as the County Commission.
           Peg Nott addressed Item 8-D-7, an agreement with the St. Lucie County School
              District authorizing students to attend school in Martin County and questioned if
              the St. Lucie County School District is invoiced for these students. She spoke on
              behalf of Mr. Donald Dunn regarding the Census and feels the current program in
              use by the State of Florida is antiquated. Mrs. Shekailo advised Ms. Nott that she
              did speak with the company as recommended by Mr. Dunn and explained the
              program does not meet the needs of the district. The only thing the program
              provides that the current program does not is tracking of students siblings. Dr.
              Anderson informed Ms. Nott that the program is not sufficient for district use and
              Ms. Nott countered that if this program is not sufficient then she would find one
              that is.

6.      Removal of Items from the Consent Agenda:*
Dr. Wilcox explained Ms. Ginger Featherstone is being promoted rather than transferred and that
Item 8-G-1 needs to be amended to reflect this correction.

7.      Approve Consent Agenda:*
Mrs. Shekailo moved approval of the Consent Agenda as amended, Mrs. Davis seconded, and the
motion carried unanimously.

8.     CONSENT AGENDA
       A.   03/04 FY Attendance Zones:* (COPY ATTACHED)

       B.      Requests:*
               1.    Use of Facilities:* (COPY ATTACHED)
               2.    Field Trips / Use of Buses / Vehicles:* (COPY ATTACHED)

       C.      New Agreements:*
               1.    Approve Contract for Professional Dental Services between Dr.
                     Ronald Limoli and the School Board of Martin County Head Start
                     Program (COPY ATTACHED)

       D.      Renewal Agreements:*
               1.    Approve School Resource Officer (SRO) Agreement between the
                     Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the School Board of Martin
                     County – Leighton O'Connor (Ex. 8-D-1)
               2.    Approve Agreement the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County and
                     the School Board of Martin County (COPY ATTACHED)
               3.    Approve Modification to Lease between the School Board of Martin
                     County and the Workforce Development Board (board approved
                     2/18/03) (COPY ATTACHED)
               4.    Approve Continuation of Cooperative Financial Agreement between
                     the School Board of Martin County and Tri County TEC to Provide
                     Services to Adults with Disabilities (COPY ATTACHED)
               5.    Approve Continuation of Cooperative Financial Agreement between
                     the School Board of Martin County and Advocates for the Rights of
                     the Challenged of Martin County, Inc. to Provide Services to Adults
                     with Disabilities (COPY ATTACHED)
               6.    Approve Agreement between the School Board of Martin County
                     and the YMCA of the Treasure Coast, Florida, Inc. (COPY
                     ATTACHED)
               7.    Approve Agreement between the School Board of Martin County
                     and St. Lucie County School District for Students Living in Harbor
                     Ridge and Beau Rivage West to Attend Martin County Schools
                     (COPY ATTACHED)
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       E.      Renewal Grants:*
               1.    Approve Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Services Grant – Project
                     Learn for $89,039.00 (COPY ATTACHED)

       F.      Accept Head Start Policy Council Minutes – May 27, 2003:* (COPY
               ATTACHED)

       G.      Personnel Items:*
               1.     Schedule of Personnel Recommendations (COPY ATTACHED)
               2.     Leaves Authorized by the Superintendent (COPY ATTACHED)

9.     Items Removed from the Agenda:*       None

10.    Construction:*
Mrs. Davis moved approval of Item 10, Mrs. Gaylord seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.
       A.     Change Orders
              1.      Approve Change Order #5 on Port Salerno Head Start for a Credit
                      of ($501.01) to Britt-Britt Constructors, Inc. to Include 123
                      Additional Days – New Completion Date of August 13, 2003 (COPY
                      ATTACHED)
       B.     Approve Advanced Learning Center GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price)
              (COPY ATTACHED)

11.    Finance:*
Mrs. Shekailo moved approval of Item 11, Mrs. Gaylord seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.
       A.     Approve Purchase Orders / Contracts (COPY ATTACHED)
       B.     Approve Petty Cash Custodians
              1.     Warfield Elementary School – Paula Howe (COPY ATTACHED)
              2.     Port Salerno Elementary School – Sherry Bowman (COPY
                     ATTACHED)
       C.     Approve Superintendent’s Annual Financial Report (ESE145) for 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       D.     Approve Report of Financial Data to Commissioner of Education (ESE348)
              for 2003-2004 (COPY ATTACHED)
       E.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-109 for General Fund 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       F.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-201 for Debt Service Fund 2003-
              2004 (COPY ATTACHED)
       G.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-309 for Capital Fund 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       H.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-862 for Non-Expendable 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       I.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-4103 for Food Service 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       J.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-4209 for Special Revenue Fund
              2003-2004 (COPY ATTACHED)
       K.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-7102 for Insurance Fund 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)
       L.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-8201 for Expendable Trust Fund
              2003-2004 (COPY ATTACHED)
       M.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-8706 for Pension Trust Fund 2003-
              2004 (COPY ATTACHED)
       N.     Approve Final Budget Amendment #03-8903 for Agency Fund 2003-2004
              (COPY ATTACHED)

12.    Rule Revisions:*
Mrs. Davis moved approval of Item 12-A-1, Mrs. Shekailo seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.
       A.     First Review and Approve Advertising per APA of School Board Rule
              1.       6Gx43-6.19 – Parental / Family Involvement (COPY ATTACHED)
Dr. Anderson opened the meeting to the Public for input. There being no input Mrs. Shekailo
moved approval of Item 12-B-1, Mrs. Davis seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
       B.     Public Hearing on School Board Rules
              1.       6Gx43-1.19 – Discrimination Complaint Procedure (COPY
                       ATTACHED)
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13.    Approve Authorization to Purchase Applicant Management and Tracking
       Software:* (COPY ATTACHED)
Mrs. Davis moved approval of Item 13, Mrs. Gaylord seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.

14.    Approve Emergency Pay for Hurricane Shelter Workers:* (COPY ATTACHED)
Mrs. Gaylord moved approval of Item 14, Mrs. Shekailo seconded, and the motion carried
unanimously.

15.     Discussion and Action Regarding the Martin County Community Pool:* - Hank
        Salzler

16.    Open to the Board:*
Matt Rudling
       Announced Martin County’s Powder Puff pep rally is Friday with the game to follow on
       Saturday. Early release for all county schools is Friday. He updated the Board on the
       weekend football games for both high schools.

Mrs. Shekailo
       Congratulated Mr. Francescani and Mrs. Featherstone on their promotions. She thanked
       Mrs. Norcia for the invitation to Family Literacy Day. She met with MCEA recently and
       found it to be enlightening.

Mrs. Gaylord
       Congratulated Mrs. Featherstone and Mr. Francescani. Stated she would represent the
       Board at the Palm Beach Post “I Make a Difference” award banquet and spoke on the
       importance of Literacy Day.

        She understands there will be unhappy parents as a result of redistricting. Upon
        reviewing in great depth the proposals, she recommended that the Palm City students in
        Hammock Creek, on the fringes of Palm City, could be redistricted to South Fork High
        School. This would balance the numbers better and under this scenario there would be
        2,055 students at South Fork High School; 2,183 students at Martin County High School
        and 1,339 students at AAA. Dr. Anderson asked Mrs. Gaylord to provide the information
        to Mr. Miller and staff for review.

Mrs. Davis
       Distributed and discussed the information from the Florida School Board Association on
       the “A+ Schools on a D- Budget” press conference. She advised Jensen Beach
       Elementary School, Martin County High School, Warfield Elementary School and
       Indiantown Middle School that she would be out of town next week during their
       festivities and thanked them for the invitations. She toured the new 9th Grade Center at
       Martin County High School and was impressed and congratulated Mrs. Featherstone and
       Mr. Francescani on their promotions.

Dr. Wilcox
       Recognized Mrs. Featherstone as the principal of AAA High School and Mr. Francescani
       as the new Assistant Principal at Indiantown Middle School.

Dr. Anderson
       Congratulated Mrs. Featherstone and Mr. Francescani on their promotions.


There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 8:01
p.m.


_______________________________
CHAIRMAN (Dr. David L. Anderson)


_______________________________
SECRETARY (Sara A. Wilcox, Ph.D.)

								
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