12-16-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #40

Office of Program and Government Accountability 2013-2014 Best Practices for Safety and Security Annual Self-Assessment


As required by Section 1006.07 (6), Florida Statutes, each District Superintendent must complete the annual Best Practices for Safety Self Assessment Report for the Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability and include recommendations to the School Board identifying strategies and activities that the School District should implement in order to improve school safety and security as necessary. The School Board must receive the self-assessment results at a publicly-noticed School Board Meeting so as to provide the public an opportunity to hear the School Board Members discuss and take action on any reported findings as/if necessary. The report as approved by the Board must be submitted to the Florida Department of Education.

Staff members contributing to the report include; Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction; Gino Butto, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Technology; Dr. Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services; Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Services; Lieutenant Mike Scully, Director, District and School Security; Dr. Jane Respess, Director, Office of Professional and Learning Development; James Hickey, Director, Human Resources/Labor Relations; Kevin Thorton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services   

Please note that there are two attachments to the Board Agenda Item, the actual assessment and an addendum. The assessment document, revised by an outside contractor does not allow for comprehensive language to be inserted in the boxed area of each question. The 2013-2014 completed self assessment is attached along with the addendum containing language that substantiates report findings.

Accept the Superintendent's recommendations based on review of the findings from the 2013-2014 Best Practices for Safety and Security Self-Assessment - OPPAGA.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 12/16/2014

Authority for Action
FS 1006.07 (6)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding

Cost Center


Lieutenant Mike Scully

Director of District and School Security

321.633.1000 ext. 290

Attachment:  2013-2014 OPPAGA Addendum (2014-12).pdf
Attachment:  2013-2104 OPPAGA 11.25.14.pdf