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11-20-2007 Organization of the Board - Regular Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, November 15, 2007 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Superintendent Richard DiPatri called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m

A-2. Roll Call
2. School Board Members Present

Minutes: Members Present: Larry Hughes, Robert Jordan, Janice Kershaw, Amy Kneessy, Barbara Murray

A-3. Invocation (Savannah Gantz, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by, Savannah Gantz, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Ryan Hinz, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ryan Hinz, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary.

A-5. Organization of the Board
I. Superintendent Presiding

5. Election of Chairman


Motions:
Motion to close the nominations.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordon
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Larry Hughes nominated Amy Kneessy for Chairman. Dr. Barbara Murray nominated Janice Kershaw for Chairman. There being no further nominations, the Superintendent called for a vote for the nomination of Amy Kneessy as Chairman.

Voting Aye: Larry Hughes
Voting Nay: Janice Kershaw, Barbara Murray, Robert Jordan, Amy Kneessy
Motion failed 1 to 4. 

Ms. Kneessy questioned whether there would be discussion. Dr. DiPatri deferred to Mr. Bistline, Attorney for the School Board. Mr. Bistline stated that discussion would not be required.

Ms. Kneessy asked Ms. Kershaw if the Chairmanship is what she wanted for the upcoming year.

Ms. Kershaw stated that she was confident and honored to accept if nominated.

The Superintendent call for a vote for the nomination of Janice Kershaw, who unanimously was elected Chairman for the 2007-2008 and presided from this point on.

 

II. Chairman Presiding

6. Election of Vice Chairman

Minutes: Chairman Janice Kershaw opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman. Robert Jordan nominated Amy Kneessy for Vice Chairman. There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed, and by acclamation, Amy Kneessy was elected to serve as Vice Chairman for 2007-2008.
7. Designate Date, Time and Place of Regular and Special Monthly Meetings with Exceptions

Attachment: BOARD DATES 2008 - TENTATIVE.pdf

Motions:
The Superintendent recommends that the board conducts its regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month with a special meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held at the Educational Services Facility in Viera. The exceptions to this schedule are November, December, January, April, June and July when the board typically meets only once. I recommend the Board adopt the dates, times and places for these meetings.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Larry Hughes
Second: Barbara Murray
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

III. Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives

8. Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives

Minutes:  

a)      League of Cities (Larry Hughes)

b)      Brevard County Values Adjustment Board (Janice Kersahw & Amy Kneessy)

c)      Children’s Services Council (Barbara Murray)

d)      Professional Development Council (Barbara Murray)

e)      Federal Legislative Committee (Amy Kneessy)

f)        National School Boards Association Conference Representative (Robert Jordan)

g)      Brevard Cultural Alliance (Amy Kneessy)

h)      Brevard Tomorrow (Amy Kneessy)

i)        Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition (Janice Kershaw)

j)       Growth Management Coalition (Robert Jordan)

IV. Board Authorization

9. Board Authorization


Motions:
To authorize the Superintendent to have signature facsimiles made of the Chairman and Superintendent to be used for the signing of checks and also to approve the continued use of the current signature facsimiles for district checks until new facsimiles are received.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordon
Second: Amy Kneessy
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye


A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
10. Accept Revised Agenda of November 20, 2007

Minutes: Dr. DiPatri took the time to explain to the School Board and the public that the district is in the process of going from a paper agenda to an electronic agenda for the school board meetings. The process will take about three more months to fully implement the new e-Agenda program.

Motions:
Motion to accept the agenda and its revisions of the November 20, 2007 School Board Meeting.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Larry Hughes
Second: Barbara Murray
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Exceptional Education

11. C-1. 7th Annual Inclusive Schools Week

Attachment: 7thAnnualInclus.SchoolsWk.12-3-7-2007.pdf
Minutes: Wes Sumner, Director of District Communications, read the proclamation.

Motions:
Adopt the Proclamation designating the week of December 3 - 7, 2007 as the 7th Annual Inclusive Schools Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordon
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye


D. Presentation
D. Curriculum and Instruction

12. D-1. Presentation of the Rationale and Need for Boundary Changes for CHOICE Programs

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri took a few moments to clarify to the Board Members the events leading up to the recommendation of the Cambridge and IB boundaries. The time line for the Cambridge and IB boundaries is Information tonight- November 20, Action- Advertise for public hearing on December 11 and Public Hearing on January 22, 2008. Dr. DiPatri introduced Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Sandy Demmon, Area III Superintendent and Dr. Tom McIntyre, Area I Superintendent.

Ms. Blackburn covered three major areas; background information, rationale for adding programs, and the necessity for creating attendance areas for those programs.

Ms. Demmon shared the recommendations for appropriate attendance areas or boundaries for the IB, Cambridge and Middle Years programs.

Dr. McIntyre visually showed the audience the areas that are being considered.

Ms.Blackburn covered the most commonly asked questions and answers.

Discussion ensued amongst the School Board Members and the District Staff in regards to the concerns about the boundaries and the effect that the changes would have for other programs in the district.

 Dr. DiPatri requested at this time that the Board move to Public Discussion then the Leasing Corporation meeting which is time certain at 4:00 p.m. before hearing the second presentation on the Strategic Link to BPS Scorecard.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

13. D-2. Strategic Plan Link to BPS Scorecard

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri explained to the Board that this is the best take away from the Sterling Award process. It is the Great Practice. The Board will be able to tell when they adopt a strategic plan whether it is being followed by the district. The impact of the BPS Scorecard will become greater each year as parents, employees, and others in the community begin to understand it's significance and use it more and more. Dr. DiPatri introduced Karen Schafer, Director of Accountability, Testing, and Evaluation. 

 Ms. Schafer gave a presentation on the Strategic Link to BPS Scorecard. The BPS Scorecard ties each schools-School Improvement Plan to the District Strategic Plan. This process tracks to see if we are on task to meeting the strategic plan objectives.

Ms. Kershaw commended Dr. DiPatri and Ms. Schafer for all the work that was done on the BPS Scorecard.


E. Public Discussion
14. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

The Chair reminded the public that there are three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. He also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate and respond in a timely manner. The following persons addressed the Board:

  1. Constantine Dean Paterakis, Melbourne - Unethical Behavior
  2. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Teachers Contract
  3. Amy Tidd, Rockledge -  Resolution on Brevard Teacher's Compensation
  4. Wesley McCarville, Rockledge - Resolution on Brevard Teacher's Compensation

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

15. F-1. Approve Minutes
16. F-2. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services

17. F-3. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law (Impact Aid) Funds
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

18. F-5. Budget Amendment #1 for the Operating Fund, 2007-08

Attachment: Budget Amendment 1, 2007-08.pdf
F. Accounting Services

19. F-6. Warrants Written for month of October 2007

Attachment: warrants -1007.pdf
20. F-7. Quarterly Investment Report

Attachment: BREVARD (SD)_3Q07_COMPLETE.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

21. F-9. Surplus Property

Attachment: NOV_20_07.pdf
22. F-10. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales & Service Agreements

Attachment: Source of Funding.pdf
Attachment: 08-016JJ - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 08-021BP Award - 11.20.07.pdf
Attachment: 06-014BM Reaward2 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 06-025BP Reaward2 - 11.20.07.pdf
Attachment: 07-013BM Reaward1 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 07-015BM Reaward1 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 07-017BM Reaward1 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 07-020BM Reaward1 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 07-021BM Reaward1 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 07-023BP Reaward1 - 11.20.07.pdf
Attachment: RFP08004BP Award - 11.20.07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0804 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0807 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0808 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0809 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: Horizon Software Int - ADDENDUM #1- FNS.pdf
Attachment: SSA 0801CH - American Reading Co - Sec Prgrms - 11.20.07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0810 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0810 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0805 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 0806 - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: SSA 0802CH - E-Rate Consulting Services - ET - 11.20.07.pdf
F. Human Resources

23. F-11. Instructional Staff Recommendations

Attachment: Instructional Staff 11-20-07.pdf
24. F-12. Support Staff Recommendations

Attachment: Support Staff 11-20-07.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

25. F-13. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
26. F-14. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

27. F-15. Consultant Agreement with Dr. Susan Hall

Attachment: Brevard Co Consultant Agreement Summary - 10-16-07.pdf
F. Secondary Program

28. F-16. Proposal of Major Areas of Interests to the DOE

Attachment: 07-08 Proposals MAI additions.pdf
F. Area II Superintendent

29. F-17. Satellite High School Wind Ensemble to attend Southern Division Conference, Columbus, GA, 2/27-29/08
F. Area IV Superintendent

30. F-18. FCAT Writing Workshop at Atlantis Elementary
F. Educational Technology

31. F-19. Structured Cabling Infrastructure Upgrade Projects for Two Schools
F. Facilities Services

32. F-20. Sites for New School Construction

Attachment: Sites for New School Construction.pdf
33. F-21. Demolish 1 District Owned Portable
F. Project Management

34. F-22. Consultant Agreement with CivaTerra, Inc.

Attachment: 20071108141908.pdf
F. Additional Agenda Item

35. F-23. Non-Bargaining Salary Plan Effective July 1, 2007
Approval of Consent Agenda

36. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
A motion was entertained to accept Items F-1 through F-3, F-5 through F-7, and F-9 through F-23. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordon
Second: Amy Kneessy
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

37. F-4. School Recognition Bonuses

Attachment: 2006-07 Award.pdf

Motions:
Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of the 75 schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their school grade for 2006-07.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to clarify whether there was a process in place if there is disagreement at the school level between what is consensus or if someone has a complaint about the process.

Dr. DiPatri stated that the principals are encouraged to get consensus but the law requires agreement. If someone wants to make a complaint about the process, they would draft a letter to the Superintendent or go to the union. It will then be investigated and respond.

Mr. Hughes requested a summary report of the School Recognition Bonus as to what percentage went to the classroom teachers and what percentage went to employees.

F. Accounting Services

38. F-8. Issuance of Certificates of Participation

Attachment: Certificates of Participation Series 2008-A.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the attached resolution authorizing the issuance of the Certificates of Participation, Series, 2008-A, not exceeding $59,000,000 in total proceeds for the lease purchase financing of High School CCC. Approve all other financing documents required to complete the negotiated sale of the 2008-A Certificates. Approve an amendment to the Master Lease for changes in payment terms for the deposit of basic lease payments to the Trustee bank.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Robert Jordon
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item for clarification on the Certificates of Participation and the impact on the district.

Dr. DiPatri clarified Ms. Kneessy's concerns and stated that what the district is asking from the Board is permission to go to the market when the it's timely so that we get the best interest rate and the safest protection of our insurance backing the COPs.

 

F. Additional Agenda Item

39. F-24. Ratification of Contract for the 2007-2008 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Brevard Federation of Teachers

Attachment: 2007-2008 Proposed Salary and Language.pdf
Minutes: 

Motions:
Approve the ratification vote of the contract salary and language for the 2007-2008 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Brevard Federation of Teachers- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Larry Hughes
Second: Robert Jordon
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Hughes pulled this item to comment on a statement made by a Local 2098 representative about the below average increase at the top. Mr. Hughes pointed out that  those teachers with 21 or more years received an increase of $1800.00 from last year which is greater than the one through seven year teachers. Also those teachers that move from the 20th to the 21st year of service, putting them at the top, received a $4,450.00 or 8.8%.

Ms. Kershaw asked whether the teachers will get their raises and retro pay before Christmas.

Dr. DiPatri stated that payroll is working feverishly so all teachers will get their raises and retro pay by the second paycheck in December.

The Chair called for a BPS News video break at 3:47 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 4:00 p.m. with the Leasing Corporation meeting.


G. Action
G. Human Resources

40. G-1. School Board Policies Review 6000-8000 - Five-Year Plan

Attachment: 6540 Proposed Policy Change Form - Action - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 6540 Policy Revision - Action - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 6144 Proposed Policy Change Form - Action - Judy Preston - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 6144 Bylaws Revisions - Action - Judy Preston - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 7100 Proposed Policy Change Form - Action - Dane Theodore - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 7110 Bylaws Revisions - Action - Dane Theodore - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 7110 Proposed Policy Change Form - Action - Dane Theodore - 11-20-07.pdf
Attachment: 7100 Bylaws Revisions - Action - Dane Theodore - 11-20-07.pdf

Motions:
Adopt/Approve the revisions to School Board Policies 6000, 7000, and 8000 and authorize the Superintendent to advertise for public hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordon
Second: Barbara Murray
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordon- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Kershaw suggested a revision in Policy 6540 in the Consultant Agreements section, to change the approval structure in section (A) from Associate Superintendent of Financial Services to Superintendent or Designee for more flexibility.

H. Information
H. Human Resources

41. H-1. School Board Policies Review 9000 - Five-Year Plan
H. Curriculum & Instruction

42. H-2. Grant Submisssion for State Funding Title II, part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

43. H-3. Proposed Change in Title I School Eligibility

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray asked if this proposed change was due to the Federal shortfall.

Dr. DiPatri stated that the District has to give 20% of received money to SES and transportation for parent who choose to move out of the school that do not make AYP.

Dr. Murray requested information on how many teachers and assistants in the schools that are being dropped off will be affected.

Teresa Wright, Director of Title 1, stated that each school can buy at least one teacher or two assistants and that no one will lose their position with the District. Ms. Wright stated another part that is impacting our budget is our ability to effectively address the sanctions that are caused by No Child Left Behind specially for those schools in corrective action or restructuring.

Ms. Kneessy stated her concerns about the students in the lower 25%.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board Members, Dr. DiPatri and Ms. Wright about addressing the sanctions placed on the District by No Child Left Behind and its effects of the schools.

Mr. Jordan stated that he and several of the other of the Board Members feel that there is a lot more to be looked at before they consider the recommendation.

Mr. Hughes asked about the magnitude of the Title I funding.

Ms. Kershaw stated to Dr. DiPatri that the Board would appreciate some follow up information for this item.

Dr. DiPatri stated that we bring this item back for information again at the December 11th School Board meeting.

 

H. Secondary Programs

44. H-4. Consultant Agreement with Dr. Valerie George and Brevard Public Schools

Attachment: Dr Valerie George Agreement.pdf
45. H-5. Consultant Agreement with Paulette Johnson and Brevard Public Schools

Attachment: Paulette Johnson Agreement.pdf
H. Area II Superintendent

46. H-6. Eau Gallie High School Drama and Vocal Department Trip to New York City, February 15-18, 2008

Attachment: EGHS NY Agenda.pdf
H. Area III Superintendent

47. H-7. Field Trip - Edgewood Jr./Sr. High Band, Orchestra and Chorus to New York
48. H-8. Field trip - Merritt Island High Chorus, Performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Attachment: MIHS Attach.pdf
49. H-9. Field trip - Merritt Island High School Band, New York City
50. H-10. Field Trip - Cocoa High School Robotics Team - FIRST Colorado Regional in Denver, Colorado and the FIRST World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy stated that it is no secret how she feels about field trips. There are three field trips in the information agenda that will cost the students over $1000.00 a piece. I bring it to the Boards attention that they will be working on fund raisers but noted that they are all in the Merritt Island area. They are all wonderful trips and wonderful opportunities but anything over $1000.00 is excessive.

Dr. DiPatri asked Ms. Demmon to clarify for the Board about the Merritt Island field and whether the District is requiring for the student's to pay $1000.00 for  a field trip.

Ms. Demmon stated that in all the cases there has been fund raiser to offset the cost of the field trip and schools are looking into business partners helping to offset the cost for the students.

51. H-11. Cambridge and IB Boundaries

Attachment: Cambridge IB 11-20.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Hughes stated that the District has been in the mode of putting magnet programs in schools to better utilize underutilized facilities. That has been an enormous cost savings.
H. Area IV Superintendent

52. H-12. Connecting Science Across the Curriculum

Attachment: Mobile Science Education.pdf
53. H-13. Nancy Prizito Writing Workshop - Apollo Elementary
H. Educational Technology

54. H-14. Wireless Communications Services

Attachment: Wireless Comm..pdf
H. Facilities Services

55. H-15. 3rd Year Renewal Renovation Projects-Cambridge Renewal and 5 Schools HVAC Upgrades
H. Additional Agenda Item

56. H-16. Adult Education-Fee Schedule

Attachment: GED Fee Schedule.pdf
57. H-17. Resolution for Florida Schools of Excellence- Local Education Authority Responsibilities

Attachment: 11.20-.07 ResolutionRegardingFloridaSchoolsofExcellence.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item and asked if Mr. Hughes to speak in regards to the resolution.

Mr. Hughes stated that he drafted a resolution for the Board consideration that would allow us that would remind the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission that as a local education authority there responsibility does not end with authorizing a charter school. They will need to maintain financial over site, over site of student records, hot lunches, exceptional education, and transportation. What we are really talking about is a separate parallel public education system in Brevard in order to do that.

Ms. Kershaw asked if Mr. Hughes got any language from FSBA on a potential resolution or can we pass your writing by FSBA to see if they would add anything.

Mr. Hughes stated that he would encourage it.

Mr. Harold Bistline, Attorney for the School Board, stated that he would run it by the appropriate persons at FSBA.

Ms. Kershaw stated that the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission can also assign a co-sponsor.

Mr. Jordan stated that he wants to make sure that we are consistent and fair.


I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
58. Additional Public Presentation

Minutes: 

The Chair reminded the public that there are three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. He also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate and respond in a timely manner. The following persons addressed the Board:

  1. Clare Marie Tomaselli, Melbourne Beach - Cambridge and IB Boundaries

K. Board Member Reports
59. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Hughes asked for feedback from the staff in regards to the last speakers comments about the Cambridge and IB Mid Year programs approval process.

Ms. Kershaw asked for clarification on what the penalties would be for Palm Bay's Patriot Community Charter school not meeting the class size requirements and asked for a little background on what we can do or what we should have done.

Dr. DiPatri stated (as an example)that the district would be precluded from becoming a high performing district because one of the exclusions is that all schools must meet class size requirements.

Ms. Kershaw stated that in the last newsletter that Daggett sends out there was an article about State standards not preparing students for college. He was encouraging the secondary schools to get with the colleges and hone in on what standards are important for their success in college. Ms. Kershaw asked if we do any sort of articulation with the universities system.

Dr. DiPatri stated that Dr. Walt Christy is on the State Articulation Committee and we get information from the meetings that he attends.

Ms. Kershaw  stated that we overlooked  the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition when doing the Board Appointments. Ms Kershaw will continue as Board Representative.

Ms. Kneessy stated that some of her concerns about the issues at Palm Bay's Patriot Charter School. For the record Mr. Kneessy took this opportunity to site the issues for public knowledge. There has been 20 teacher turnover since the beginning of school, correspondence issues, drop in student membership, and out of 53 teachers, only 2 teachers are highly qualified.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she had been in communication with the Hispanic Advocacy Council in preparation for the December School Board meeting and the naming of High School CCC. It is her opinion that the Board is leaving out a large portion of the Hispanic community.

Mr. Jordan responded to Ms. Kneessy and that we as a Board are being fair on the decision that are being made. Mr. Jordan does not want to end up wrapped around legalities and we end up losing an opportunity to do something that would be beneficial to the community. He also stated that this motive has nothing to do with politics at all.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjourment
60. Adjourment

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri wished the Board a healthy Happy Thanksgiving and a reminder that the schools are closed tomorrow.

Ms. Kershaw on behalf of the Board wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

The school board meeting of November 20, 2007 was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.







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