School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School
2233 Village Square Parkway
TIME: 5:00 p.m.

February 10, 2014 - Workshop-Special Meeting

Call to Order
1. Attendance


Present:  Janice Kerekes, District 1;  Carol Studdard, District 2;  Tina Bullock, District 3;  Johnna McKinnon, District 4;  Lisa Graham, District 5;  and Superintendent Charlie Van Zant.

Workshop Items
2. Redesigning Clay County High Schools


The purpose of this workshop was to provide information regarding "The Academies of Clay" and how the redesign of Clay County's high schools with small learning communities (Academies) can improve teaching and learning. 

  • Diane Kornegay, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, gave a brief introduction of the workshop presenters.
  • Alice Paulk, Supervisor of CTE, gave an Overview and historical perspective.
  • Chereese Stewart, Director of Career and Technical Education, presented Next Steps.
  • David Broskie, Principal of Oakleaf High School, talked about how principals are preparing for the redesign.
  • Chris Wester, Keystone Heights High School's Teacher of the Year and also one of Clay County's top five TOY finalists, spoke about the benefits of the redesign from a teacher's perspective.
  • Zach Cox, former Academy student, talked about learning in the Academcy environment.
  • Angie Benitez, parent of an Academy student, gave a parent's perspective of the Academy program.
  • Emily Weiskopf, Supervisor of School Improvement/Professional Development & Assessment, answered questions about training that will be provided to teachers.

Following the presentations, the workshop portion of the meeting was closed and after a short break, the special meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Action Items
3. Job Descriptions
Attachment: Job Description Actions 2 10 14.pdf

Speakers from the Audience:  Renna Lee Paiva and Kelly Griffis

There was Board discussion about changes to the following job descriptions.  These job descriptions will be brought back at the February 20, 2014, meeting for revision:

  • Deputy Superintendent
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
  • Supervisor of Certified Teacher Placement
  • Director of Student Services


Approve the job descriptions except those noted for revision.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Bullock
Second: Lisa Graham
Lisa Graham- Aye
Janice Kerekes- Aye
Johnna McKinnon- Aye
Carol Studdard- Aye
Tina Bullock- Aye

4. SEDNET Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. Amendment Feb/2014
Attachment: SEDNET LSF Amendment 01 28 14.pdf

Approve Amendment.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Janice Kerekes
Second: Lisa Graham
Tina Bullock- Aye
Lisa Graham- Aye
Janice Kerekes- Aye
Johnna McKinnon- Aye
Carol Studdard- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Superintendent's Requests (None)
School Board's Requests


Mrs. Bullock spoke briefly about safe crisis management.

Mrs. Studdard gave a quick reminder about the Science Fair being held tomorrow (February 11th) at the Clay County Fairgrounds.  The Awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

Adjournment (7:15 p.m.)