2. Roll Call
Board Members in Attendance: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler
Dr. Binggeli updated the Board regarding the Race To The Top Grant. He stated that after many discussion that the district should sign the race to the top grant showing our participation.
Chairman Kneessy stated that she planned on signing the Memorandum of Understanding after the meeting and asked for the Boards agreement.
Ms. Jordan requested a schedule timeline from Dr. Binggeli on what happens after the MOU is signed.
Dr. Binggeli stated that the district needs to send forth the MOU to the State; the State has to submit the application and should hear from the Federal Department of Education in April 2010 as to whether Florida has been selected to receive one of the Race to the Top Grants. Participating district would have 90 days to submit a plan to the FLDOE. If the grant was awarded to Florida, we would be given a template to follow to be able to lay out our work plan including budgets, timelines, etc.
Dr. Binggeli answered questions from Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Kneessy to clarify the commitment of the district in applying for the grant.
Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the following administrators in their newly appointed positions.
- Pamela K. Treadwell for her reclassification from the position of ESE Staffing Specialist, Administrative Support Services, Office of Exceptional Education, to the position of Director of Administrative Support Services, Office of Exceptional Education, on annual contract, effective January 04, 2010.
- Krista K. Miller, for her classification/transfer from the position of Teacher at Viera High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective January 4, 2010.
- Michael S. McCutchan, for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Teacher at Sea Park Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Holland/Sea Park Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 4, 2010.
Ms. Kneessy thanked the administrators, who worked on the calendar, for allowing the students two weeks off without having to worry about final exams for the students to return too.
The special meeting of January 5, 2010 was adjourned at 1:12 p.m.