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					            SCHOOL BOARD OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

                     REGULAR MEETING JUNE17, 2003
The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, met in Regular Session on
Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 5:00 P.M. in the Conference Hall of the
Administration Building, 301 4th Street S.W., Largo, Florida. Present:
Mrs. Linda S. Lerner, Chairman; Mrs. E. Jane Gallucci, Vice Chairman;
Mr. Lee Benjamin, Mrs. Nancy N. Bostock, Mrs. Mary L. Tyus Brown, Mrs.
Carol J. Cook, and Mrs. Mary L. Russell, Members; Dr. J. Howard Hinesley,
Superintendent and Ex-officio Secretary to the Board; Dr. John Stewart,
Deputy Superintendent; Mr. Lansing Johansen, Chief Business Officer; and,
Mr. John Bowen, School Board Attorney.

The Invocation was given by Dr. Ron Stone, Associate Superintendent,
Human Resources and Public Affairs. This was followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance.

Introduction of the following representatives of professional and community
organizations was given by Dr. Stone: Jade Moore and Michelle Dennard,
PCTA; Murray Mintz, Pinellas Arts for a Complete Education Coalition; Lewis
Williams, Operations Team; and, Tom Tobin, The St. Petersburg Times.

Mrs. Gallucci reviewed the guidelines to be followed by the audience for
participation in this meeting.

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

            PULL:            CONSENT #9, 27, 28, 32, 36, 37, 38, 41, 48, 52,
                             53, 54

            DELETE:          CONSENT #28-s

Dr. Hinesley stated that the Board will be taking action on a number of
insurance premiums for the district and continuation of policies. He stated that
the policy for catastrophic insurance for students has not yet been received;
but, that he will be authorizing the initiation of that policy and payment of the
July premium and will bring it to the Board on July 29 for formal action.

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

A.     Mr. Jim Madden, Director of Unitary Status Implementation, presented
       the Choice update.    Mrs. Lerner requested that the Board receive a
       summary of the things that were learned through this first school
       opening for Choice and the plans for performing a PDSA process. Dr.
       Hinesley agreed. Mrs. Lerner also requested that the Board receive
       information on what other districts are doing regarding this process.
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B.   It was moved by Mr. Benjamin and seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to
     approve the Combined Schematic Design Phase I, Preliminary Design
     Phase II, and Construction Design Phase III Submittal for Constructing
     a new Safety Harbor Middle School for an Estimated Total Cost of
     $22,415,950.

     Mr. Bill Criswell, GLE-CBB, Inc., presented a brief overview of the
     design plans.

     Discussion followed by Mrs. Russell, Mr. Tony Rivas, and Mr. Criswell.

     The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Combined
     Schematic Design Phase I, Preliminary Design Phase II, and
     Construction Design Phase III Submittal for Constructing a new Safety
     Harbor Middle School for an Estimated Total Cost of $22,415,950.

C.   Dr. Hinesley introduced the Following Newly Appointed Administrators:

               Mr. Garrison T. Linder, Principal
               Carwise Middle School

              * Mr. Walter J. Weller, Director
               PreK-12 Extracurricular Student Activities

     Mr. Linder was greeted and congratulated by the School Board
     Members. *Mr. Weller was not present during this meeting.

D.   Ms. Alice Carter, President, A Gift for Teaching of Pinellas, Inc.,
     presented information on their program that will provide classroom
     supplies free to teachers of the Pinellas students who participate in the
     free and reduced lunch program.             Ms. Carter offered further
     information on this program through a video presentation and printed
     materials. Ms. Carter stated that she will need the permission of the
     Board to identify schools and work with teachers to instruct them how
     to use the stores.

     Dr. Hinesley stated that Dr. Stewart had met with Ms. Carter, that this
     is a good program, and that the district will be happy to work with her in
     coordinating this program.

E.   Ms. Theresa S. Ginnetti, PTA President, Ridgecrest Elementary
     School, Center for Gifted Studies, addressed the Board to express her
     concern with the proposed opening/closing times for Ridgecrest
     Elementary. Ms. Ginnetti stated that she was disappointed that the
     Board called for the vote on this issue so early during the previous
     meeting. Ms. Ginnetti requested information on the criteria that will be
     used to place a school on an earlier start time. Ms. Ginetti requested
     that Ridgecrest be placed on the second tier and begin school at 8:40
     a.m.
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      Discussion followed by Board Members and Dr. Hinesley. Board
      Members requested that Dr. Hinesley and staff do what they can to
      move the elementary schools remaining on the third tier to earlier start
      times. Dr. Hinesley stated that Mr. Terry Palmer is working very hard
      to accomplish that.

1.    It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mr. Benjamin to
      approve the adoption of the proposed policy amendments to Policy
      4.08 Foreign Exchange Students.

      Dr. Hinesley stated that this is the second reading and recommended
      approval.

      Mrs. Russell requested that the Board consider giving the same
      consideration to foreign exchange students as is given to foster
      children.

      Dr. Hinesley stated that he does not recommend this since it could be
      taking an opening from an in-county student and giving it to a student
      from another country.

      Discussion followed.

1a.   Mr. Benjamin called the question. This was passed with a 7-0 vote.

1b.   The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the adoption of the
      proposed policy amendments to Policy 4.08 Foreign Exchange
      Students.

2.    It was moved by Mr. Benjamin and seconded by Mrs. Bostock to
      approve the adoption of the proposed policy amendments to Policy
      5.09 Regular Program Promotion/Retention/Acceleration-Middle
      School.

      Dr. Hinesley stated that this is the second reading and recommended
      approval.

      Mrs. Gallucci thanked Jan Rouse for forwarding information to the
      Board regarding regular and special education diplomas. Mrs. Gallucci
      requested that each teacher be required to “sign off” once they have
      attended 504 training and that this form be added to their file for
      recertification purposes.

      Mrs. Russell, referring to lines 11-16 on page 12, requested that
      clarification be included in the policy for line 12, “experiencing
      difficulty.” Dr. Hinesley suggested that this be left to the teacher’s
      judgment. Mrs. Russell stated that the policy really leaves it to the
      principal with no appeal or grievance to the principal’s decision. Dr.
      Hinesley stated that it is the responsibility of the principal working in
      collaboration with the teacher and the guidance counselor.
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      Mrs. Russell, referring to lines 36-38 on page 12, requested
      clarification the progress needed by a student before they are changed
      to a Special Diploma program. Ms. Pam Harshbarger responded.
      Discussion followed. Mrs. Gallucci suggested that the wording that
      speaks to a general education course taught by general education
      leaders be more clearly delineated for everyone’s reading so that there
      would be no question as to what courses a student would or would not
      receive credit. There was agreement between the Board and Ms.
      Harshbarger to add wording that will further explain the course work
      and who will be teaching it at the bottom of page 12.

      Mrs. Russell, referring to line 22 on page 10, suggested that the
      wording be changed to read, “with a stanine of seven (7) or above or
      FCAT score of 300 or above.” Mrs. Russell also requested that a
      secondary measure be added to lines 23-24, rather than just the one
      test measure of FCAT for sixth grade students. Mrs. Bostock
      suggested that in order to meet Mrs. Russell’s request, the wording be
      changed to, “stanine seven (7) or above or 300 or above for sixth
      grade and for fourth and fifth grade.”

2a.   It was moved by Mrs. Bostock, seconded by Mrs. Russell, and carried
      with a 7-0 vote to amend the original motion by changing the wording
      on lines 23 to read as follows, “300 or above in grades four or five and
      who also score a stanine of seven (7) or above or 300 or above on the
      sixth grade test”.

      Mrs. Gallucci requested that wording be added according to the
      “letter.”  Mr. Bowen stated that any amendment should include the
      specific wording. Mrs. Gallucci questioned whether this item could be
      tabled to have that wording identified by staff.

      Any additional suggestions will be phoned into staff prior to the next
      meeting.

2b.   It was moved by Mr. Benjamin, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and carried
      with a 7-0 vote to table the motion approving the adoption of the
      proposed policy amendments to Policy 5.09 Regular Program
      Promotion/Retention/Acceleration-Middle School.

3.    It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Cook to approve
      to adopt the proposed policy amendments to Policy 5.10 Reporting
      Student Progress-Middle School.

      Dr. Hinesley stated that this clarifies that middle school progress
      reports in 4x4 schools will be in nine week intervals and explains how
      final grades will be determined. He stated that it adds a section
      describing progress report requirements for ESE students and
      addresses secondary course modification for middle school students.
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      Dr. Hinesley stated that this is the second reading and recommended
      approval.

      Mrs. Russell, referring to lines 6-8 on page 17, questioned whether the
      student’s report card reflects whether his/her grades are at or below
      grade level at each reporting period or only on the final report card.
      Ms. Jan Rouse, Associate Superintendent for C&I, stated that there is
      a place for the teacher to check either “at grade level” or “below grade
      level” at each of the progress reporting intervals. Ms. Rouse will
      forward a copy of the report card to Mrs. Russell. Mrs. Bostock
      requested that wording be added to this area , “that all progress
      reports will reflect student performance and non performance.” Ms.
      Rouse agreed to include this wording.

3a.   It was moved by Mrs. Bostock, seconded by Mrs. Russell, and carried
      with a 7-0 vote to delete the underlined sentence and add the following
      wording starting on line 6:
           “Each report card shall contain information regarding the
           student’s performance or non performance at grade level
           behavior and attendance. The final report card shall
           contain information regarding the student’s promotion or
           non promotion.”

      Discussion continued.

3b.   The original motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the adoption
      of the proposed policy amendments to Policy 5.10 Reporting Student
      Progress-Middle School, as amended.

4.    It was moved by Mr. Benjamin and seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to adopt
      the proposed new policy 5.504 Section 504 Policy (K-12).

      Dr. Hinesley stated that this policy clarifies 504 eligibility and
      recommended approval. Dr. Hinesley stated that Solomon Stephens
      (Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Equal Opportunity)
      participated in the forming of this policy.

      Discussion followed by Board Members and Mr. Bowen.

4a.   The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to adopt the proposed new
      policy 5.504 Section 504 Policy (K-12).

5.    It was moved Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mrs. Cook, and carried with a
      7-0 vote to approve the consent agenda, as amended.

5a.   To approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of April
      29, 2003, and the Special Meeting of April 30, 2003 as submitted.

5b.   To approve the Change in School Board Meeting Times for the 2003-
      04 School Year.
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5c.   To approve the Resolution to Grant Temporary Duty Elsewhere (TDE)
      to Michelle Dennard, President, PCTA, for the 2003/04 School Year.

5d.   To approve Temporary Duty Elsewhere Assignment for Ms. Carolyn E.
      Smith to Serve as President of the Pinellas Educational Support
      Personnel Association (PESPA).

5e.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Bostock to
      approve the 2002/03 School Safety and Security Self-Assessment.

      Dr. Hinesley stated that he pulled this item to allow Mr. Pafundi to
      make comments.         Dr. Hinesley stated that this is a self-
      assessment on safety which is required through legislation. He
      commended Mr. Pafundi and the safety committee for a fine job
      putting this together.

      Mr. Pafundi stated that Florida Statutes require that school
      districts complete a self-assessment on safety and security; that
      this district has a council chaired by Dr. Stewart; and, that the
      committee has worked over the last year on this report and on
      aligning all district resources that deal with safety and security to
      the strategic directions.

      The motion was approved with a 7-0 vote to approve the 2002/03
      School Safety and Security Self-Assessment.

5f.   To approve to Extend the Aetna Contract to Provide Health Insurance
      Through December 31, 2004, with an Option to Negotiate Renewals
      for Subsequent Years. (Contract Maintained in Risk Management.)

5g.   To approve to Extend the Cole Managed Vision Contract to Provide
      Vision Care Insurance Through December 31, 2004, with an Option to
      Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years. (Contract Maintained in
      Risk Management.)

5h.   To approve to Extend the American Dental Plan Contract Through
      December 31, 2004, to Provide Dental Insurance with an Option to
      Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years. (Contract Maintained in
      Risk Management.)

5i.   To approve the CIGNA Behavioral Health Contract to Provide an
      Employee Assistance Plan Through December 31, 2004, with an
      Option to Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years. (Contract
      Maintained in Risk Management.)

5j.   To approve to Extend the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
      Contract Through December 31, 2004, to Provide Dental Insurance
      with an Option to Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years.
      (Contract Maintained in Risk Management.)
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5k.   To approve to Extend the Conseco Contract to Provide an Income
      Protection Plan Through December 31, 2004, with an Option to
      Negotiate Renewals for Subsequent Years. (Contract Maintained in
      Risk Management.)

5l.   To approve the Risk Management Property & Casualty Insurance
      Program for 2003/2004.

5m.   To approve the Classified Advertising Agreement with the St.
      Petersburg Times. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book
      100.)

5n.   To approve the      Personnel Actions as Recommended by the
      Superintendent. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5o.   To approve the Recommendation to Accept the Stipulation to Suspend
      Ms. Carilyn Green, Bus Driver, Transportation Department for Three
      (3) Days Without Pay. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book
      100.)

5p.   To approve the Recommendation to Accept the Stipulation to Suspend
      Officer Kim Griffith, Investigator, Pinellas County Schools Police for
      One (1) Day Without Pay. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
      Book 100.)

5q.   To approve the Recommendation to Accept the Stipulation to Suspend
      Ms. Cynthia Holloman, Bus Driver, Transportation Department for
      Three (3) Days Without Pay. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
      Minute Book 100.)

5r.   Request Approval of the Recommendation to Accept the Stipulation to
      Suspend Ms. Deborah King, Teacher, North Ward Secondary School
      for Three (3) Days Without Pay. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
      Minute Book 100.)

5s.   To approve the Recommendation to Accept the Stipulation to Suspend
      Ms. Maude McDonald, Teacher, Lakewood Elementary School for
      Three (3) Days Without Pay. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
      Minute Book 100.)

5t.   To approve the Annual SREF Inspections.

5u.   To approve the Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding between
      the Family Center at PTEC, St. Petersburg, and the Department of
      Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida. (Copy to be
      found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)
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5v.   To approve the Lakewood High School Yearbook Bid Selection of
      Taylor Publishing Company for School Years 2003-04, 2004-05, and
      2005-06.

5w.   It was approved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Bostock
      to approve the naming of the Boca Ciega High School
      Gymnasium the Kenneth T. Robinson Memorial Gymnasium.

      Mr. Benjamin stated that he pulled this item in order to publicly
      acknowledge the naming of the Boca Ciega gym as the Kenneth
      T. Robinson Memorial Gymnasium. Mr. Benjamin stated that Mr.
      Robinson was one of the finest coaches and teachers that we’ve
      had in Pinellas County, having served from 1971 to 2002.

      The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the naming of
      the Boca Ciega High School Gymnasium the Kenneth T. Robinson
      Memorial Gymnasium.

5x.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mr. Benjamin to
      approve the Following Special Projects:

      It was moved by Mrs. Brown, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and
      carried with a 7-0 vote to divide out “n”. Mrs. Brown stated that
      due to the fact that she works for Coordinated Child Care of
      Pinellas County, Inc., she will not be voting on “n.” The vote on
      “n” was carried with a 6-0 vote, Mrs. Brown abstaining.

      Mrs. Russell stated that her concerns deal with “a – e.”

      It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci, seconded by Mr. Benjamin, and
      carried with a 7-0 vote to approve “f – m” and “o – z.”

      Mrs. Russell stated her disagreement is to how federal funds are
      spent and that better use should be made of federal dollars. Mrs.
      Gallucci requested further clarification of Mrs. Russell’s
      statement. Mrs. Russell, referring to page 155, stated that the
      funding of some supervisory positions has been moved from
      operating dollars to IDEA and Title I dollars. Mrs. Russell stated
      that she philosophically opposes spending federal dollars in this
      manner. Discussion followed by Dr. Hinesley and Ms. Jan Rouse.

      Mr. Benjamin called for the question. This was carried with a 7-0
      vote.

      The motion to approve “f – m” and “o – z” was carried with a 7-0
      vote.

      The vote on Special Projects “a – e” was carried with a 6-1 vote,
      Mrs. Russell voting against. (Copy/copies, as appropriate, to be
      found in Supplemental Minute Book #100.)
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           a) Renewal of Title I Part A Basic Project: $22,061,445
           b) Renewal of Title II Part A Project: $4,910,257
           c) Renewal of Title V Part A (Block Grant) Project: $717,968
           d) Renewal of IDEA Part B Project: $22,984,471
           e) Renewal of IDEA Part B Preschool Project: $1,080,228
           f) Renewal of FDLRS Gulfcoast Project: $1,256,823
           g) Renewal of SED Network Project: $133,660
           h) Renewal of Safe and Drug Free Schools Project: $862,978
           i) Renewal of Even Start Project: $264,889
           j) Renewal of Perkins Vocational & Technical Education
              Project: $1,533,847
           k) Renewal of Workforce Investment Act Youth Program:
              $520,000
           l) Renewal of Assistant Principal Summer Institute Project:
              $60,300
           m) Renewal of Agreement with Carlton Palms Educational
              Center, Inc.: $45,770
           n) Renewal of Agreement with Coordinated Child Care of
              Pinellas, Inc.: $38,957
           o) Renewal of Agreement with Education Computing
              Technologies: $62,000
           p) Renewal of Agreement with East Coast Technical
              Assistance Center: $15,000
           q) Renewal of Agreement with Seniors in Service of Tampa
              Bay, Inc.: $36,951
           r) Agreement with Langford International Inc.: $20,700
           s) Front Porch & Community Technology Grant: $62,800
           t) Florida Learn and Serve Grants: $41,693
           u) National Geographic Society Education Foundation
              Teacher Grant: $5,000
           v) Reading is Alive Grant: $2500
           w) Project Aspire Grant: $200,000
           x) Digital Arts Curriculum Grant: $2481
           y) Amendment to IDEA Part B Project: $1,150,622
           z) Amendment to IDEA Part B Preschool Project: $565,731

5y.    To approve Budget Amendment No. 8 (April 2003) to the District’s
       2002/03 Budget.

5z.    To approve Authorization for Payment of Current Bills and Salaries
       (approval of Continuation Budget).

5aa.   To approve to Advertise the Preliminary Budgets, Millage Rates, and
       Public Hearing Dates for the District’s 2003-04 Budget.

5bb.   Mrs. Russell, having pulled this item, stated that the Board is
       being asked to grant flexibility in expenditure of categorical
       dollars. Mrs. Russell stated that this item is asking for flexibility
       in categorical funds and moving of technology dollars, $2,199,
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       312, to be used for salaries and benefits for classroom teachers.
       Mrs. Russell stated that she would have preferred that 25% of
       these dollars been spent to fund technology specialists. Dr.
       Hinesley clarified this item. Discussion followed.

       It was moved by Mr. Benjamin, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and
       carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the District Budget Flexibility
       Resolution.

5cc.   To approve the Financial Statements for Month Ending April 30, 2003
       for Fiscal Year 2002-03.

5dd.   To approve the Petty Cash Funds for 2003-04.

5ee.   To approve the Food Service Petty Cash and Change Funds.

*At this time, the Board moved to Presentations From the Audience.
Following that item, the Board returned to the items remaining on the
Consent Agenda.

6.     The following individuals addressed the Board during Presentations
       From the Audience:

       Janet Clark, member of TUFF – Addressed the Board to state that
       she is having trouble acquiring a copy of the Board agenda book;
       questioned whether or not there is a budget oversight committee; and,
       expressed her concern that she can’t find a written policy related to
       teacher wishing to transfer at the end of the school year. Mrs. Lerner
       and Dr. Hinesley responded to Ms. Clark.

       Mark Klutho – Addressed the Board to say that the district continues
       to build “stupid buildings” and that the groundskeepers are still
       “butchering” the trees in front of the Administration Building. Mr. Klutho
       expressed concern that schools are being built without utilizing solar
       power.

       Kate and Laura Coggin, Nikki Falduti, Cathy DeSantis, Sandy
       Cruz, Alicia Bright, and Jeanne Bromley – Addressed the Board to
       request that Cypress Woods Elementary and Ridgecrest Elementary
       schools receive an earlier starting time. Dr. Hinesley stated that Mr.
       Palmer is working on this issue with his staff and that the final decision
       should be ready by mid July. Dr. Hinesley stated that Mr. Palmer’s
       goal is to move the four elementary schools (Walsingham, Starkey,
       Ridgecrest, and Cypress Woods) to earlier tiers.

Mrs. Lerner notified the Board that Mrs. Brown has agreed, for the sake
of time, to forego her discussion on Consent Agenda Items #36, 37, and
38. 7:42 p.m.
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7.     Mrs. Lerner opened the discussion on Agenda Item #60, Determine
       Next Step in the Superintendent Search.” The following individuals
       from the audience presented their input regarding this item:

       Darryl E. Rouson (NAACP); Michelle Dennard (PCTA); Harvey
       Morgenstein (CUCA); Rush W. Dozier, Sr.; Moses D. Holmes, Jr.;
       Vyrle Davis (AAVREC); Adelle Jemison (Concerned Organizations
       for Quality Education for Black Students); Abdul K. Ali (Islamic
       Community); Rev. Louis M. Murphy (Mt. Zion Progressive
       Church); and, Robert J. Safransky; – Addressed the Board to
       request that the Board do a state and national search to identify the
       individual who will act as the next superintendent of Pinellas schools.

       J. P. Nelis – Addressed the Board to ask that the Board perform a
       search but not rule out an internal candidate.

       The meeting recessed at 8:14 p.m. and reconvened at 8:22 p.m.

       Sevill Brown (South Christian Leadership Conference) arrived late
       due to traffic and was permitted to present his comments. Mr. Brown
       requested that the Board conduct a national search.

       Discussion followed by Board Members.

7a.    It was moved by Mr. Benjamin, seconded by Mrs. Brown, and carried
       with a 7-0 vote to conduct a national search, option #3.

       Mrs. Lerner stated that the Board will conduct a workshop on July 28 to
       discuss their next steps. Board Members should contact Mrs. Beaty if
       they would like to participate on “structuring” this process.

8.     The meeting recessed at 8:47 p.m. and reconvened at 8:55 p.m.

       At this time, the Board resumed their discussion on items pulled from
       the Consent Agenda, beginning with Items 36, 37, and 38.

5ff.   It was moved by Mrs. Brown, seconded by Mrs. Gallucci, and
       carried with a 7-0 vote to approve this item, the Health Agreement
       With S. Edward Hopwood, D.M.D., and the following two items
       (Agenda Items 36, 37, and 38). (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

5gg.   To approve the Health Agreement With Gregory Langston, D.M.D.
       (approval in item 5ff) (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
       Book 100.)

5hh.   To approve the Health Agreement With Pamela Spigarelli, D.M.D.
       (approval in item 5ff) (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book
       100.)
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5ii.   To approve the Health Agreement With Largo Medical Center. (Copy
       to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5jj.   To approve the Health Education Agreement With Pinellas Pregnancy
       Center, Inc. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5kk.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
       approve the Renewal of an Interagency Agreement With the
       Pinellas County Government to Provide Professional Teaching
       Services at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility.

       Mrs. Russell stated that she pulled this item only to commend the
       partnership and to encourage teachers to participate in this
       opportunity.

       The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Renewal of
       an Interagency Agreement With the Pinellas County Government
       to Provide Professional Teaching Services at South Cross Bayou
       Water Reclamation Facility. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

5ll.   To approve the Agreement With Carlton Palms Educational Center,
       Incorporated. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5mm. to approve the Agreement With Carlton Palms Educational Center,
     Incorporated. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5nn.   To approve the Interagency Partnership Agreement With Boley
       Centers for Behavioral Health, Inc. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

5oo.   To approve the Agreement With the City of St. Petersburg for the
       Shared Use of a Lighted Soccer Field on the Azalea Middle School
       Site. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5pp.   To approve the Agreement With Brookwood Florida Central, Inc. for
       the Board to Prepare and Paint a Block Wall Between Brookwood
       Florida Central, Inc. and Campbell Park Elementary School. (Copy to
       be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5qq.   To approve the Agreement With the City of St. Petersburg for the
       Shared Use of Lighted Recreational Football Fields on the
       Meadowlawn Middle School Site. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

5rr.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
       approve the Agreement With the City of Tarpon Springs for the
       Joint Development of a Roadway on School Board Land and a
       Parking lot on City Land to Serve the Tarpon Springs School Bus
       Facility and City Recreational Program.
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       Mrs. Russell stated that she had received clarification during the
       break and needed no further discussion.

       The motion was carried with a 7-0 vote to approve the Agreement
       With the City of Tarpon Springs for the Joint Development of a
       Roadway on School Board Land and a Parking lot on City Land to
       Serve the Tarpon Springs School Bus Facility and City
       Recreational Program. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
       Book 100.)

5ss.   To approve the Right-of-Way and Utilities Easement With the City of
       Clearwater to Permit Intersection Improvements at the Southwest
       Corner of Kennedy Middle School.

5tt.   To approve the Supplemental Survey for PTEC Clearwater Campus
       (0119).

5uu.   To approve the Educational Specifications for new Construction and
       Renovations at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary School for an
       Estimated Total Project Cost of $4,786,030. (Copy to be found in
       Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5vv.   It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Cook to
       approve the following three items, Agenda Items 52, 53, and 54.
       Mrs. Brown stated that her concern pertains to minority inclusion
       and that she thought that the new policy to ensure minority
       inclusion would have come to the Board in this agenda. Mrs.
       Brown requested clarification from Mr. Rivas regarding the term,
       “GMP” and questioned if all contractors have been identified for
       these projects. Mr. Rivas explained the term and responded that
       some of the contractors on these three items have not even been
       determined as of yet. Mrs. Lerner stated that the new policy will
       come to the Board at the July 29 meeting, subsequent to a review
       of the proposed policy by the Cabinet. Mrs. Brown requested that
       Mr. Rivas look towards ensuring minority inclusion as the
       remaining contractors are selected. Discussion followed. Mrs.
       Lerner reminded the Board that they have not defined what
       “minority” will be in the policy. The motion to approve Agenda
       Items 52, 53, and 54 (5vv., 5ww, and 5xx) was carried with 7-0
       vote. Mrs. Brown requested that information be forwarded to the
       Board regarding the number of minority-owned companies that
       have done business with the district. Mrs. Lerner suggested that
       this request be delayed until the Board has the policy in place.

       Approved the Amendment No. 1 to Agreement With Walbridge
       Aldinger for a Partial Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in
       Connection With new Construction at Bayside High School in the
       Amount of $7,000,000. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute
       Book 100.)
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5ww. Approved in 5vv. the Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement With H.
     C. Beck Ltd. n.k.a. The BECK Group for Partial Guaranteed
     Maximum Price (GMP) in Connection With Constructing a new
     Safety Harbor Middle School in the Amount of $5, 962,000. (Copy
     to be found in Supplemental Minute Book 100.)

5xx.   Approved in 5vv. the Amendment No. 2 to Agreement With
       Creative Contractors, Inc. for the Addition of $4,692,978,
       Resulting in a Final Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of
       $11,892,978 in Connection With the Construction of Sunset Hills
       Elementary School. (Copy to be found in Supplemental Minute Book
       100.)

5yy.   To approve the Amendment No. 3 to Agreement With Williamson
       Dacar Associates, Inc. for Architectural and Construction Contract
       Administration Services in Connection With new Construction at
       Bayside High School in the Amount of $51,410. (Copy to be found in
       Supplemental Minute Book 100.)
5zz.   To approve Change Order No. 2 for the new Construction, HVAC
       Remodeling and Renovations at Cypress Woods Elementary School.
       This change order will increase the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
       by $39,509 with no time extension. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

5a*    To approve Bids to Vendors at Prices in Bid Documents in Accordance
       with Bid Policies and Statutes. (Copy to be found in Supplemental
       Minute Book 100.)

9.     It was moved by Mr. Benjamin and seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to
       approve the Process for the Allocation of Additional Instructional Units
       to Meet the Requirement of the Class Size Reduction Legislation.

       Dr. Hinesley stated that he has asked that Technology Specialist be
       put back into the middle school and scheduled them with actual class
       loads. Dr. Hinesley clarified that he is asking for authority to permit
       C&I to go forward and work with schools to assign units.

       Mrs. Lerner requested that they look at schools with high needs and
       those schools who have students with reading needs. Dr. Hinesley
       agreed.

       Mrs. Russell requested that the Board receive a list of numbers by
       schools as of this date. Dr. Hinesley stated that he will send to the
       Board the same information that was sent to Tallahassee. It will be
       sent to the Board via Friday Update. Mrs. Russell requested that the
       Board be updated following the ten-day count.
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                                   June 17, 2003

9a.    The motion to approve the Process for the Allocation of Additional
       Instructional Units to Meet the Requirement of the Class Size
       Reduction Legislation was carried with a 7-0 vote.
10.    It was moved by Mrs. Gallucci and seconded by Mrs. Russell to
       approve Setting a Public Hearing and Authorizing the Advertisement of
       the Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment to Policy 4.06 Field
       Trips and Activities.

       Dr. Hinesley stated that this is the first reading and recommended
       approval.

10a.   The motion to approve Setting a Public Hearing and Authorizing the
       Advertisement of the Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment to
       Policy 4.06 Field Trips and Activities carried with a 7-0 vote.

11.    Dr. Hinesley stated he had nothing to report at this time.

12.    Mr. Bowen’s report included the following:

       Requested that the Board extend his contract for an additional year to
       December 31, 2006. Mrs. Gallucci stated that she philosophically
       disagrees with a “rolling” contract and that approval of this request
       would always put Mr. Bowen’s contract three years out. Discussion
       followed by Board Members. It was moved by Mrs. Russell,
       seconded by Mrs. Gallucci to approve Mr. Bowen’s request, thus
       allowing this item to be placed on the table for action by the
       Board. Discussion continued. Mrs. Russell called for the question.
       The call for the question passed with a 4-3 vote, Mrs. Bostock, Mrs.
       Brown, and Mrs. Lerner voting against. The main motion to approve
       Mr. Bowen’s request to extend his contract for an additional year
       to December 31, 2006, was carried with a 4-3 vote, Mrs. Gallucci,
       Mrs. Lerner, and Mrs. Russell voting against. Mrs. Brown stated
       that she voted in favor of this contract but requested that Mr. Bowen
       look to changing some of the areas of his contract in order to put things
       in line with other contracts.

13.    Reports from School Board Members were as follows:

       Schools Visited or Functions Attended by Board Members

       Gulf Beaches Women’s Republican Club (Mrs. Bostock – speaker);
       Tiger Bay Club (Mrs. Bostock and Mrs. Russell – speakers)

       Concerns Expressed, Written, or Oral

       Mrs. Brown – Requested that Board Members receive information
       prior to or at least at the same time it is given to reporters. Mrs. Brown,
       stated that she learned of a recent event through the press. Mrs.
       Russell stated that the Board learned through the press of Dr.
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      Hinesley’s attendance at a bill signing with the Governor. Dr. Hinesley
      stated that he received a special invitation to this particular event that
      morning and the event was sponsored by the college, not one of our
      facilities. Dr. Hinesley stated that he or Ms. Beaty will always let the
      Board know if the Governor is to be on one of our campuses or at one
      of our events.

      Mrs. Cook – Stated that she attended the recent FSBA event where
      the new president was elected and where a by-law change went into
      effect. Mrs. Cook clarified that the new by-law will require each district
      to elect a delegate and an alternate, with odd districts beginning this
      year and even beginning next year. Mrs. Cook stated that though
      Pinellas is not up until next year for this change, Mrs. Russell has been
      appointed to attend this year’s Board of Directors meeting in her place
      since she will be unable to attend this meeting. Mrs. Cook stated that
      Pinellas will go through the complete process of voting in a delegate
      and an alternate next year.

      Mrs. Gallucci – Requested that the Board give Dr. Hinesley the
      authority to look at other transportation alternatives and bring that
      information back to the Board for further discussion. Mrs. Gallucci
      stated that she has already spoken with the organization that
      represents this group of Board employees. Permission was given by
      the Board to have Dr. Hinesley and staff review this issue and return
      information to the Board for further discussion.

      Mrs. Lerner – Requested that the Board Members notify Mrs. Beaty of
      the dates they are available between now and July 13 to discuss the
      structuring of the discussion regarding the superintendent’s search.

14.   There being no further business to be brought before the Board, this
      meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.


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