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					             SCHOOL BOARD OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

                     REGULAR MEETING JUNE 21, 2005

The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, met in Regular Session on
Tuesday, June 21, at 5 p.m. in the Conference Hall of the Administration
Building, 301 4th Street S.W., Largo, Florida.                 Present:
Mrs. Nancy N. Bostock, Chairperson; Mrs. Carol Cook, Vice Chairperson;
Mrs. Mary L. Tyus Brown, Ms. Janet R. Clark, Mrs. Jane Gallucci,
Mrs. Linda S. Lerner and Mrs. Mary L. Russell, Members;
Dr. Clayton M. Wilcox, Superintendent and Ex-officio Secretary to the
Board; Dr. Nancy Zambito, Deputy Superintendent; Mr. Lanse Johansen,
Chief Business Officer; and, Mr. John Bowen, School Board Attorney.

The Invocation was given by Father Gary Dowsey, St. Jerome Catholic
Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, FL.    This was followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance.

Introduction of the following representatives of professional and
community organizations was given by Dr. Ron Stone:           Michelle
Dennard, PCTA; Larry Ducey, PCCPTA; Murray Mintz, Pinellas Arts for a
Complete Education Coalition; Dr. Barbara Hires, Mr. Michael Bessette,
and Mr. Oscar Robinson, Operations Team; Donna Winchester, The St.
Petersburg Times; Adam Emerson, The Tampa Tribune; Chris Martinez,
Channel 28; and, Sahri Racra, Uni Vision.

Mrs. Cook reviewed the process to be followed by the audience for
participation at School Board meetings.

It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Ms. Clark to adopt the
agenda.

         PULL:        CONSENT #7, #9, #30, #31, #36, #37-o and p,
                      #45, #54, #62

         ADD:         Settlement with SEIU

         DELETE:      NONCONSENT #67

Dr. Wilcox requested that the following item be added to the agenda:
Ratification of a new labor agreement and salary adjustments for
employees in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for 2005-
08. Mrs. Bostock, as Chairperson, stated that she found good cause to
amend the agenda and add this item.

Dr. Wilcox stated that Consent Items #6, #7, and #8 will be heard by the
Board at a time certain of 6:00 p.m.
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Dr. Wilcox stated that the Board Members had received, prior to this
meeting, the proposed change in wording for Policy 2.24, Item #1,
changing “quarterly” to “annually.”

David Koperski, Staff Attorney, clarified for the Board the following:
          Administrative Hearings requested by the following, and
            therefore, the recommendation is changed to Alternative #2 in
            each item–
               a) #24, Ms. Jacqueline Bovis, Teacher, Dunedin High
               School
               b) #26, Ms. Dawn Hartley, Teacher, Countryside High
               School
               c) #27, Ms. Tanya King, Teacher, Tarpon Springs High
               School
               d) #29, Mr. Morris Higgins, Bus Driver, Transportation

The motion to adopt the agenda, as amended, was carried with a 7-0
vote.

A.    Dr. Wilcox stated that the Board will now view a video that was
      prepared by Dylan Crane, a former student at John Hopkins Middle
      School. Dr. Wilcox stated that the video has won First Place in the
      School Media Awards Videos Competition at the county level, First
      Place in the Regional Competition, and that it has been entered in
      the State Educational Media Awards Competition which will take
      place in October. Dr. Wilcox stated that the title of the video is,
      “My Cancer Story” and that Dylan has since lost his battle with
      cancer.

B.    Edward C. Hoffman, Hoffman Architects, P.A., presented the
      Combined Schematic Design Phase I and Preliminary Design
      Phase II Submittal for Construction of a Replacement Facility at
      High Point Elementary School for an Estimated Total Project Cost
      of $14,156,000. It was moved by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Ms.
      Clark, and carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Combined
      Schematic Design Phase I and Preliminary Design Phase II
      Submittal for Construction of a Replacement Facility at High Point
      Elementary School for an Estimated Total Project Cost of
      $14,156,000. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book
      #107.)

C.    Mrs. Bostock, on behalf of the School Board, presented a plaque
      to Mr. Bowen in appreciation for his service as School Board
      Attorney from January 1995 through June 2005. Mr. Bowen will
      leave the district to take a similar position in Manatee County.

D.    Dr. Wilcox introduced          the      Following   Newly   Appointed
      Administrators:
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               Anthony J. Dzielski, Manager
               Transportation Services

               Lori M. Potenza, Principal
               Pinellas Park Middle School

      Mr. Dzielski and Ms. Potenza were greeted and congratulated by
      the School Board Members.

E.    Jan Rouse, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
      presented to the Board for recognition the Melrose Elementary
      School‟s Manatee Messenger for receiving the TIME and TIME for
      Kids Students Publishing Award 2004.

F.    Ms. Rouse presented to the Board for recognition John Hopkins
      Middle School‟s JHOP Times for receiving the TIME and TIME for
      Kids Student Publishing Award 2005.

1.    It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
      approve the Public Hearing to Consider the New Policy 2.24
      Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee (ICROC).

      Discussion followed by Dr. Wilcox and School Board Members. It
      was decided that the audio recordings will be made available to
      those who wish to review the meetings of this committee.

1a.   The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Public
      Hearing to Consider the New Policy 2.24 Independent Citizens
      Referendum Oversight Committee (ICROC).

2.    It was moved by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and
      carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Public Hearing to Consider
      the Adoption of Amendment to Policy 5.12 Acceptance of Credits.

3.    It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
      approve the Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of
      Amendment to Policy 5.15 Reporting Student Progress and Class
      Ranking – High School. Dr. Wilcox presented a brief overview of
      the proposed amendment.

      Mindy Burchard, Karen Stanley, Allie Capristo, Gina Haas,
      Ann White -- Addressed the Board to speak against the portion of
      the policy that would remove the opportunity for students to
      exempt exams.

At this time, the Board moved to Consent Items #6, #7, and #8 –
items that were to be heard at a time certain of 6:00 p.m.
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6b.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
      approve the 2004/05 School Safety and Security Self-Assessment.
      Dr. Wilcox presented a brief overview of the item. Discussion
      followed by Board Members.        Mrs. Russell requested future
      discussion regarding the use of seatbelts on school buses. The
      motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the 2004/05 School
      Safety and Security Self-Assessment.

6c.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
      approve the Finding in the staff report (Exhibit “B”) that the use of 12
      Acres, MOL, of the High Point Site Located at the Northwest Corner
      of 58th Street and 150th Avenue North for the Proposed new High
      Point Elementary School is Consistent With the Locational Criteria
      for Siting Public Educational Facilities; to Enter a Final Order That
      the Property is Consistent With the Locational Criteria; and, to
      authorize the Superintendent, designee or School Board Attorney to
      transmit minutes of the meetings and the Final Order to Pinellas
      County. Dr. Wilcox and Mr. Jim Miller presented a brief overview.
      The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Finding in the
      staff report (Exhibit “B”) that the use of 12 Acres, MOL, of the High
      Point Site Located at the Northwest Corner of 58th Street and 150th
      Avenue North for the Proposed new High Point Elementary School
      is Consistent With the Locational Criteria for Siting Public
      Educational Facilities; to Enter a Final Order That the Property is
      Consistent With the Locational Criteria; and, to authorize the
      Superintendent, designee or School Board Attorney to transmit
      minutes of the meetings and the Final Order to Pinellas County.

6d.   It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
      approve the finding in the staff report (Exhibit “B”) that the Proposed
      Acquisition of 19 Parcels for Expansion of the Largo High School
      Site is Consistent with the Locational Criteria for Siting Public
      Educational Facilities; to Enter a Final Order to the City of Largo that
      the Property is Consistent With the Locational Criteria; and, to
      authorize the Superintendent, designee or School Board Attorney to
      transmit minutes of the meetings and the Final Order to the City of
      Largo. Discussion followed by Dr. Wilcox, Mr. Jim Miller, and Board
      Members.      Ms. Clark stated that she has concern that this
      expansion will have a negative impact on the affordable housing in
      this area. The motion was carried with a 6-1 vote, Ms. Clark voting
      against, to approve the finding in the staff report (Exhibit “B”) that
      the Proposed Acquisition of 19 Parcels for Expansion of the Largo
      High School Site is Consistent with the Locational Criteria for Siting
      Public Educational Facilities; to Enter a Final Order to the City of
      Largo that the Property is Consistent With the Locational Criteria;
      and, to authorize the Superintendent, designee or School Board
      Attorney to transmit minutes of the meetings and the Final Order to
      the City of Largo.
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The Board returned to the discussion on the Adoption of
Amendment to Policy 5.15 Reporting Student Progress and Class
Ranking – High School.

#3 Continued
     Discussion followed by Board Members, Dr. Wilcox, Mr. Bowen, and
     Ms. Cathy Fleeger (Assistant Superintendent for Workforce and
     High School Education)

        Dr. Wilcox stated that he is withdrawing this item for further
        discussion and that he will bring it back to the Board at the July
        meeting.

4.      It was moved by Mrs. Brown, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and
        carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Public Hearing to Consider
        the Adoption of Amendment to Policy 2.17 School Advisory
        Councils.

        Dr. Wilcox stated that he is withdrawing this item also since this
        item ratifies the position set forth in the previous item. This item will
        be returned to the Board at the July meeting.

5.      It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mrs. Brown, and
        carried with a 7-0 vote to Ratify the New Labor Agreement and
        Salary Adjustments for Employees in the Service Employees
        International Union (SEIU) for 2005-08. Dr. Stone stated that this is
        a three-year contract with re-openers in some areas.

6.      It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mrs. Brown, and
        carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Consent Agenda, as
        amended.

6a.     To approve the Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of
        May 24, 2005 and the Workshop of May 24, 2005, as submitted.

     Consent Items #6(6b), #7(6c), and #8(6d) were taken at a time
     certain earlier in meeting.

6e.     It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
        approve the Personnel Actions as Recommended by the
        Superintendent.

        Ms. Clark, having pulled this item and referencing page 165 –
        Establishment of New Non-Exempt Job Classification –
        Customer Service Representatives, stated that she pulled this
        item to question the salary range and questioned whether the
        Board Members will be receiving a list of the duties for this
        position.    Mrs. Russell stated that she shares Ms. Clark’s
        concern that the salary is too high for the position on page 165.
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      Mrs. Russell, referencing page 94, stated that this item –
      Change in Job Title – stated that this appears to be a creation
      of a new position rather than a change in a job title. Discussion
      followed by Dr. Wilcox, Dr. Martha Barker (Assistant
      Superintendent for Human Resources), and School Board
      Members. It was moved by Mrs. Russell to remove/divide out
      pages 94 and 165: This motion died for the lack of a second.
      Discussion continued. It was moved by Mrs. Lerner to call the
      question: This was seconded by Mrs. Gallucci and carried with
      a 7-0 vote. The original motion was carried with a 6-1 vote, Mrs.
      Russell voting against, to approve the Personnel Actions as
      Recommended by the Superintendent. (Copy to be found in
      Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

The meeting recessed at 7:15 p.m. and reconvened at 7:34 p.m.

6f.   To approve to Grant Temporary Duty Elsewhere (TDE) to Michelle
      Dennard, President, PCTA, for the 2005/06 School Year.

6g.   To Request Approval of Temporary Duty Elsewhere Assignment for
      Mr. Randy A. Dodds to Serve as President of the Pinellas
      Educational Support Personnel Association (PESPA).

6h.   To approve the Pinellas County Schools Transition to Teaching
      Alternative Certification Program.

6i.   To approve to Extend the Aetna Contract to Provide Health
      Insurance Through December 31, 2006, with an Option to Negotiate
      Renewals for Subsequent Years.

6j.   To approve to Extend the Cole Managed Vision Contract to
      Provide Vision Care Insurance Through December 31, 2009, with an
      Option to Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years.

6k.   To approve to Extend the CompBenefits Contract to Provide
      Dental Insurance ThroughDecember 31, 2006, with an Option to
      Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years.

6L.   To approve to Extend the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
      Contract Through December 31, 2006, to Provide Dental Insurance
      with an Option to Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years.

6m. To approve to Extend the Prudential Life Insurance Contract to
    Provide Board Paid Basic Life, Dependent Life, Voluntary Term Life
    and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    Through December 31, 2008, with an Option to Negotiate Renewals
    for Subsequent Years.
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                                   June 21, 2005

6n.   To approve to Extend the BENCOR National Government
      Employees Retirement Plan Through June 30, 2010.

6o.   To approve the Fortis Contract to Provide an income Protection
      Plan Through December 31, 2006, with an Option to Negotiate
      Renewals for Subsequent Years.

6p.   To approve the Amended Cafeteria (Flex) Plan for Employees
      Effective January 1, 2006.

6q.   To approve the Contract with Johns Eastern Company to Provide
      Third Party Administrator (TPA) and Managed Care (MCA) Services
      Through June 30, 2008, with an Option to Negotiate Renewals for
      Subsequent Years.

6r.   To approve the Risk Management Property and Casualty
      Insurance Program for 2005/2006.

6s.   To approve the National Union Fire Insurance Company Policy to
      Provide Catastrophic Student Accident Insurance Through June 30,
      2006, with an Option to Negotiate Renewals.

6t.   To grant the Request for an Administrative Hearing for Ms.
      Jacqueline Bovis, Teacher, Dunedin High School, and direct the
      Staff Attorney to submit the Request to the Department of
      Administrative Hearings for Processing. (Copy to be found in
      Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6u.   To Suspend Mr. Donald Davis, Teacher, Tarpon Springs High
      School, for Five (5) Days Without Pay, days to be determined by the
      principal. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6v.   To grant the Request for an Administrative Hearing for Ms. Dawn
      Hartley, Teacher, Countryside High School; direct the Staff Attorney
      to submit the Request to the Department of Administrative Hearings
      for Processing; and, suspend Ms. Hartley without pay, effective
      June 22, 2005, pending the outcome of the hearing. (Copy to be
      found in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6w.   To grant the Request for an Administrative Hearing for Ms. Tanya
      King, Teacher, Tarpon Springs High School, and direct the Staff
      Attorney to submit the Request to the Department of Administrative
      Hearings for Processing. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
      Book #107.)

6x.   To approve the Recommendation to Suspend Ms. Erin Vick,
      Teacher, Oak Grove Middle School for Three (3) Days Without Pay,
      days to be determined by the principal. (Copy to be found in
      Supplemental Minute Book #107.)
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                                  June 21, 2005



6y.   To grant the Request for an Administrative Hearing for Mr. Morris
      Higgins, Bus Driver, Transportation; direct the Staff Attorney to
      submit the Request to the Department of Administrative Hearings for
      Processing; and, suspend Mr. Higgins without pay, effective June
      22, 2005, pending the outcome of the hearing. (Copy to be found in
      Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6z.   It was moved by Mrs. Russell and seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to
      approve the request to Retain the Law Firm of Harper, Kynes,
      Geller & Buford, P.A., to Provide Legal Services in Connection
      with the Recovery of Franchise Fees Charged to the School
      Board by Florida Progress and Tampa Electric Company
      Through Negotiations or by Filing Suit, if Necessary. It was
      moved by Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mrs. Russell, and carried
      with a 5-2 vote, Mrs. Bostock and Mrs. Lerner voting against, to
      table this motion for further discussion and additional
      information. Mr. Bowen stated that he had pulled this item in
      order to provide the Board with additional information. Mr.
      Bowen will do so at the end of this meeting.

6aa. It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Ms. Clark to
     approve the request to Retain the Law Firm of Bricklemyer,
     Smolker & Bolves, P.A., to Provide Legal Services Involving the
     Acquisition of Real Estate Through Negotiation or
     Condemnation for the Expansion of Largo High School and
     Riviera Middle School. Mrs. Gallucci stated that she pulled this
     item to say that the district should focus more on hiring firms
     located within Pinellas County, commenting that this firm is
     located in Hillsborough County. Discussion followed by Board
     Members, Dr. Wilcox, and Mr. Bowen. The motion was carried
     with a 5-2 vote, Ms. Clark and Mrs. Gallucci voting against, to
     approve the request to Retain the Law Firm of Bricklemyer,
     Smolker & Bolves, P.A., to Provide Legal Services Involving the
     Acquisition of Real Estate Through Negotiation or
     Condemnation for the Expansion of Largo High School and
     Riviera Middle School. Ms. Clark had expressed earlier in this
     meeting her concern with the impact that the expansion could
     have on affordable housing in the Largo area.

6bb. To approve the Osceola High School Yearbook Bid Selection of
     Taylor Publishing Company for School Years 2005-2006, 2006-
     2007, and 2007-2008.

6cc. To approve the Acceptance of Donation from Corinne Laslacher to
     the Auto Body Program at Pinellas Park High School.

6dd. To approve for the Seminole High School Marching Band to Travel
     to Indianapolis, Indiana via AirTran Airways.
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                                     June 21, 2005



6ee. To approve for the Seminole High School Marching Band to
     Contract for Lodging at the Indianapolis, Indiana Marriott Downtown
     Hotel.

6ff.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
       approve the Annual State Required Educational Facility (SREF)
       Inspections. Ms. Clark, having pulled this item, stated that she
       no longer needed to discuss this item. The motion was carried
       with a 7-0 vote to approve the Annual State Required
       Educational Facility (SREF) Inspections.

6gg. To approve the Following Special Projects: (Copy/copies, as
     appropriate, to be found in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

       -    Renewal of Adult Geographical Continuation Program: $581,743
       -    Renewal of Safe and Drug Free Schools Project: $662,677
       -    Renewal of Even Start Family Literacy Project: $330,988
       -    Renewal of Comprehensive Literacy Services Project: $75,000
       -    Renewal of FDLRS Gulfcoast Associate Center Project: $1,291,156
       -    Renewal of IDEA Part B Entitlement Project: $26,264,641
       -    Renewal of IDEA Part B Discretionary Project: $317,083
       -    Renewal of IDEA Part B Preschool Project: $732,618
       -    Renewal of Refugee Education Project: $600,000
       -    Renewal of SEDNET Project: $133,660
       -    Renewal of School Discipline Strategies Pilot Project: $130,997
       -    Renewal of Title I – Part A Project: $27,762,120
       -    Renewal of Title II – Part A Project: $5,881,309
       -    Renewal of Title V Part A (Block Grant) Project: $431,903
       -    Renewal of Agreement with YMCA Suncoast: $46,424
       -    Life Skills Center Public Charter School Project: $300,000
       -    Smaller Learning Communities Project: $2,662,773
       -    Teaching American History Project: $995,329

       Mrs. Bostock, having pulled the following Projects, stated that
       she supports all efforts to reduce the dropout numbers;
       however, does not support paying students who have dropped
       out to come back to school.     It was moved by Mrs. Brown,
       seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and carried with a 6-1 vote, Mrs.
       Bostock voting against, to approve the following two Special
       Projects:    (Copy/copies, as appropriate, to be found in
       Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

       -    Renewal of Youth In-School & After-School Services Project: $190,000
       -    Renewal of Youth Skills Project: $385,000

6hh. To approve Budget Amendment No. 8 (April 2005) to the District‟s
     2004/05 Budget.

6ii.   To approve the Financial Statements for Month Ending April 30,
       2005 for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.
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6jj.   To approve Authorization for Payment of Current Bills and Salaries
       (Approval of Continuation Budget).

6kk. To approve to Advertise the Preliminary Budgets, Millage Rates,
     and Public Hearing Dates for the District‟s 2005-06 Budget.

6LL. To approve the District Budget Flexibility Resolution.

6mm. To approve the Food Service Petty Cash and Change Funds for
     2005-2006.

6nn. To approve the Petty Cash Funds for 2005-2006

6oo. It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
     approve the Recommendations of the Referendum Work Group
     for the Expenditure of Referendum Funds. Ms. Clark stated
     that she pulled this item because she has previously requested
     data on the Read 180 program and how it is doing in our
     schools. Ms. Clark also stated that she sees very little going to
     music and arts in this report. Discussion followed by Board
     Members, Ms. Jan Rouse (Associate Superintendent for C&I),
     and Dr. Wilcox. The motion was carried with a 5-2 vote, Ms.
     Clark and Mrs. Russell voting against, to approve the
     Recommendations of the Referendum Work Group for the
     Expenditure of Referendum Funds.

6pp. To approve to Renew Health Education Agreement With Pinellas
     Pregnancy Center, Inc. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
     Book #107.)

6qq. To approve the Agreement With Carlton Palms Educational Center,
     Incorporated, Dated June 21, 2005. (Copy to be found in
     Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6rr.   To approve the Agreement With Carlton Palms Educational Center,
       Incorporated, Dated June 21, 2005. (Copy to be found in
       Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6ss. To approve the Renewal of an Interagency Agreement With Pinellas
     County Government to Provide Professional Teaching Services at
     South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility. (Copy to be found
     in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6tt.   To approve the Limited English Proficiency Plan for Pinellas County.

6uu. To approve the Renewal of the Lease of Jordon Park Elementary to
     Head Start Child Development and Family Services, Inc.
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                                  June 21, 2005

6vv. To approve the Agreement With the Science Center of Pinellas
     County, Inc. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6ww. To approve the Authorization for District Staff to Expand the Largo
     High School Site Through the Acquisition of 19 Properties Located
     in Block 2, Fairview Heights Subdivision in Section 34, Township 29,
     Range 15.

6xx. It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
     approve the Acquisition of the Cornelius J. and Robert A.
     Callahan Property, 410 Davenport Avenue NE, St. Petersburg,
     Florida, for Expansion of the Riviera Middle School Site to
     Facilitate Construction of a new Replacement School for
     Riviera Middle School. Mrs. Russell, having pulled this item,
     stated that she believed there had been sufficient discussion
     regarding her questions. The motion was carried with a 7-0
     vote to approve the Acquisition of the Cornelius J. and Robert
     A. Callahan Property, 410 Davenport Avenue NE, St.
     Petersburg, Florida, for Expansion of the Riviera Middle School
     Site to Facilitate Construction of a new Replacement School for
     Riviera Middle School.

6yy. To approve the Educational Specifications for the Construction of a
     Replacement Facility at High Point Elementary School for an
     Estimated Total Project Cost of $14,156,000. (Copy to be found in
     Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6zz. To approve the Supplemental Survey for Blanton Elementary School
     (00013).

6a*. To approve the Supplemental Survey for Oak Park School (00163)
     formerly High School HHH (Alternative)

6b*. To approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement With Hoffman
     Architects, P.A. for Architectural and Contract Administration
     Services in Connection With new Construction at High Point
     Elementary School in the Amount of $9,900. (Copy to be found in
     Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6c*. To approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement With Skanska USA
     Building, Inc. for a Partial Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in
     Connection With new Construction at High Point Elementary School
     in the Amount of $9,734,671. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
     Minute Book #107.)

6d*. To approve the Acceptance of Partial Substantial Completion of
     Starkey Elementary School as of March 28, 2004 (Cafeteria). (Copy
     to be found in Supplemental Minute Book #107.)
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                                    June 21, 2005

6e*. To approve the Vehicle Use Agreements. (Copy to be found in
     Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

6f*.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
       approve the Bids to Vendors at Prices in Bid Documents in
       Accordance with Bid Policies and Statutes. Ms. Clark stated
       that she pulled this item to allow people to see what is being
       done and referenced pages 343, 391-92, and 412-413. It was
       moved by Ms. Clark, seconded by Mrs. Russell, and carried
       with a 7-0 vote to divide out for a separate vote pages 391-392.
       Discussion followed on the three bids by Mr. Al Swinyard
       (Assistant Superintendent for MIS), Mark Lindemann (Director
       of Purchasing), School Board Members, and Dr. Wilcox. It was
       moved by Mrs. Lerner, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and carried
       with a 7-0 vote to call the question. The motion was carried
       with a 7-0 vote to approve the Bids to Vendors at Prices in Bid
       Documents in Accordance with Bid Policies and Statutes – with
       the exception of pages 391-392, Bid #05-205-132-SS – Sole
       Source Copyrighted Software Subscription, Technical Support
       & Training. The motion to approve pages 391-392 was carried
       with a 6-1 vote, Ms. Clark voting against. (Copy to be found in
       Supplemental Minute Book #107.)

7.     It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mrs. Brown, and
       carried with a 7-0 vote to Set a Public Hearing and Authorize the
       Advertisement of the Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment to
       Policy 4.06 Field Trips and Activities . This was the first reading.

8.     It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to
       approve Setting a Public Hearing and Authorizing the Advertisement
       of the Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment to Policy 5.09
       Regular     Program      Core     Curriculum/Promotion/Retention/
       Acceleration- Middle School.

       Ms. Clark, referencing lines 21-28 – page 422, questioned why the
       students had to have a “plan.” Dr. Shelby Harvey responded that
       there is a concern that students are taking the challenging courses
       in middle school and less challenging courses near the end of high
       school, thus possibly reducing their academic performance in
       college. Mrs. Russell, referencing same area, questioned whether
       this eliminated the parents from the decision-making process. Dr.
       Harvey responded that Mrs. Russell‟s concern was covered under a
       different section of policy: Mrs. Russell requested that she receive
       that prior to second reading.
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                                   June 21, 2005

      The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to Set a Public Hearing and
      Authorize the Advertisement of the Public Hearing to Consider the
      Amendment to Policy 5.09 Regular Program Core Curriculum/
      Promotion/ Retention/Acceleration- Middle School. This was the
      first reading.

9.    It was moved by Mrs. Cook and seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to Set a
      Public Hearing and Authorize the Advertisement of the Public
      Hearing to Consider the Amendment to Policy 6.15 Student
      Assignment to Schools (Attendance Districts).

      Mrs. Cook, referencing page 428, requested that wording be added
      to clarify what basis will be used to approve or deny requests for
      transfers. Mrs. Cook also expressed concern with the proposed
      language regarding transfers, mainly that the language is so “hard-
      lined” for high school students. Mrs. Cook stated that the end of a
      semester would seem the logical time for high school students to
      transfer.

      Mrs. Bostock, referencing the language under “Parental Request for
      Transfer,” requested that the wording be changed to reflect that a
      person, rather than building, will be making the determination. Mrs.
      Bostock stated that these revisions will most likely increase the
      workload at the FEIC and in Mr. Madden‟s office. Mrs. Bostock
      requested that Administration ensure that these areas be sufficiently
      staffed with family-friendly assistants. The motion was carried with
      a 7-0 vote to Set a Public Hearing and Authorize the Advertisement
      of the Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment to Policy 6.15
      Student Assignment to Schools (Attendance Districts).

10.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Brown to Set a
      Public Hearing and Authorize the Advertisement of the Public
      Hearing to Consider the Amendment to Policies 7.101 Outside
      Support Organizations and 7.102 PTA (Parent/Teacher
      Association)/ PTSA (Parent/Teacher/Student Association).

      Mrs. Cook stated that she had spoken with Dr. Allen Mortimer
      (Director of Planning & Policy) regarding some changes in the
      proposed wording, i.e., lines 38-39 – page 431, to ensure that there
      is an opportunity for a thorough review prior to the local law
      enforcement being called; line 20 – page 432, to ensure that
      insurance forms are sent to all appropriate departments, i.e., Risk
      Management, Real Property, Auditing, etc. Mrs. Cook stated the
      suggested wording will be forwarded to the Board Members prior to
      the second reading.

      Ms. Clark questioned why policies related to PTA appear in the
      district‟s policy manual, i.e., the number of signatures appearing on
      checks, etc. Mrs. Cook responded.
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10a. The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to Set a Public Hearing and
     Authorize the Advertisement of the Public Hearing to Consider the
     Amendment to Policies 7.101 Outside Support Organizations and
     7.102      PTA       (Parent/Teacher       Association)/     PTSA
     (Parent/Teacher/Student Association).

11.   Dr. Henry Oliver, representing COQEBS (Concerned Organizations
      for Quality Education for Black Students) addressed the Board to
      state that “due to the inaction as well as a lack of courage and vision
      in the past, the Pinellas County School District has passed on to a
      new Superintendent the challenge of attending to the most essential
      responsibility of the system: improving the quality of education
      provided to the students.” Dr. Oliver also expressed his concern
      that “an overwhelming majority of the Board of Education voted
      recently to nullify their recommended disciplinary action for a
      teacher for breaking a „cardinal rule‟ by using a dehumanizing label
      (monkey) while dealing with a young student.”

12.   The following individuals addressed the Board under Presentations
      from the Audience:

      Rev. Prentiss John Davis, Jan Frazer-Smith, Momma Tee
      Lassiter, Adelle Vaughn Jemison, Marie Nelson, Pastor
      Clarence Williams, Watson L. Haynes, Trenia L. Byrd-Cox,
      Joyce Salvage, Minister James Muhammad, Talmadge
      Rutledge, Clifton Burney, Vyrle Davis, Moses D. Holmes Jr.,
      Abdul K. Ali, Tivica Muhammad – Addressed the Board to voice
      their concern and opposition to the vote previously taken by the
      Board to not accept the discipline recommended by the
      Superintendent for a teacher who had used the term, “monkey”
      when dealing with an elementary-age black student. The speakers
      requested that the Board reverse their decision. Discussion
      followed by the School Board Members. Mrs. Brown questioned
      whether this issue could be readdressed by the Board. Mr. Bowen
      responded that the Board could not change its decision without
      violating the teacher ' s due process rights.

The meeting recessed at 10:17 p.m. and reconvened at 10:25 p.m.

13.   Dr. Wilcox stated that he had received a letter from Mayor Rick
      Baker (St. Petersburg) and Mr. Jerry Hogan (Education Foundation)
      who wanted the Board to be aware of their desire for an alternative
      governance for the tech centers. Dr. Wilcox stated that Dr. Cassidy
      will be retiring and that that this group wants the district to have
      someone in a leadership position to take this area of education
      forward.      Dr. Wilcox stated that this committee, FOB (Founding
      Organizational Board), just wanted to receive a confirmation from
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      the School Board that they are still interested in pursuing this
      concept for vocational programs.

      Jade Moore, PCTA – Addressed the Board to say farewell to John
      Bowen and to alert the Board regarding the concern felt by the
      employees at PTEC regarding their uncertainties with possible
      changes. Mr. Moore requested that Administration ensure that the
      employees be kept informed in order to remove stress from long-
      time employees. Mr. Moore commended Dr. Wilcox for taking this
      effort slowly.

      Mrs. Gallucci stated that she thought the new programs would be for
      high school students, as well as post secondary students. Mrs.
      Gallucci requested additional information for the Board and that the
      employees be kept “in the loop.” Mrs. Lerner, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs.
      Brown agreed with Mrs. Gallucci and requested further discussion.
      Mrs. Russell expressed concern with moving forward with a charter
      school if sufficient funding is not available and taking a risk of losing
      what is already in place. Mrs. Clark expressed the need for further
      information. Mrs. Lerner and Mrs. Bostock commended the effort.
      The consensus of the Board was to allow Dr. Wilcox to go forward
      with discussions and report back to the Board.

14.   Dr. Wilcox‟s report included the following:
       Stated that the Board had received their Florida School Board
         Learders with Mrs. Gallucci featured on the front page
         announcing her as the upcoming NSBA President.
       Based on community input, administrative staff is beginning to
         look at the third party administrator - presently that firm is AON.
         Dr. Wilcox stated that he has asked staff to look at formulating an
         RFPQ to go out to see what the market can bear.
       Updated the Board on the Transportation Department -- fall
         routing is near completion; he has asked that the sexual predator
         mapping be overlaid with the proposed bus stop mapping;
         mailing to families should take place on 7/15; the two-tiered
         transportation for students report has been released and
         administrative staff will be looking at that; mapping has been
         updated to include all the hazardous areas; GPS will be installed
         on all buses by 8/16/05 and letter will be sent to parents on the
         first day to discuss the bio scan; staff is experiencing some
         problems with bio scan technology, i.e., the impact that UV light
         has on the scan, but efforts are being made to eliminate
         concerns; call monitoring system will be a multi-purpose call
         center and it will be up & running soon; etc. Dr. Wilcox stated
         that he is very comfortable with the new acting director for this
         department.
       Reported that the district‟s OCIP program was featured in the
         most recent edition of The Source.
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        Stated that the district had received the school grades and
         progress reports. Dr. Wilcox stated that it is important for the
         Board to know that he looks more closely at the individual student
         scores but that the district still needs to be able to celebrate all
         successes. Dr. Wilcox thanked all teachers, support staff,
         principals, and assistant principals for their hard work.
        Acknowledged the number of students who achieved perfect
         FCAT scores – forty-three third graders, twelve fourth-graders,
         sixty-two fifth-graders, thirty-four sixth-graders, forty-six seventh-
         graders, nine eighth-graders, thirty-nine ninth-graders, and seven
         tenth-graders. Dr. Wilcox reported that students did better in
         math and shared the data on students who received perfect
         scores in that area. Dr. Wilcox distributed to the Board Members
         practice tests for both math and reading; suggested that they
         take these tests to see what the students are being tested on;
         and, stated that he will be sending the answer keys to them
         within the next few days.
        Stated that there is a group of employees who have been
         working to produce a program to make all of us more culturally
         competent. Dr. Wilcox requested that the Board Members join
         Dr. Zambito and him in taking this course.
        Stated that he is very fortunate to be the superintendent in
         Pinellas County.
        Reported that he will be with his son in the early morning but will
         join the Board at their workshop around 11:30 a.m.

15.    Mr. Bowen‟s report included the following:
        Stated that he will not be attending the Board Members‟
         workshop tomorrow morning; that the Board will be discussing
         the “next steps” in their search for a new Board Attorney; that
         both Mr. Wittmer and Mr. Koperski plan to apply for this position
         and, therefore, will not be able to advise them in the process;
         and, that the former Staff Attorney, Jackie Bircher, has offered
         her services to the Board during the process.
        Stated that he did not have a chance to introduce Item #30
         before it was tabled but that he is available to the Board
         Members should they have any questions regarding the
         recommendation. Mr. Bowen stated that his recommendation is
         contained within the item.
        Thanked the Board for allowing him to represent them during the
         past ten and one-half years and wished them all well.

 16.    Reports from School Board Members were as Follows:

        Schools Visited or Functions Attended by Board Members
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      Concerns Expressed, Written or Oral
      Mrs. Lerner – Thanked Mr. Bowen for his years of service in
      Pinellas. Thanked Dr. Wilcox for his positive comments related to
      C&I.

      Mrs. Brown – Wished Mr. Bowen all the best in his new position.

      Ms. Clark – Thanked Mr. Bowen for his service to Pinellas.

      Mrs. Gallucci – Thanked Mr. Bowen and asked him to take care of
      the Board‟s friends down in Manatee County.

      Mrs. Cook – Wished him success in Manatee County and thanked
      him for all he has done for the students in Pinellas County and for
      her during her tenure.

      Mrs. Brown – Thanked Mr. Bowen for all he has meant to the Board
      and for the comfort level he continually gave the Board through his
      expertise. Mrs. Brown wished him well.

17.    Due to the lateness of the hour, Dr. Zambito‟s summary of the
       directives given during this meeting will be e-mailed to the Board.

18.    There being no further business to be brought before the Board,
       this meeting adjourned at 11:05 p.m.



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