School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Fleming Island High School - Teacher Inservice Center
2233 Village Square Parkway
JULY 13, 2006 - 4:00 PM

July 13, 2006 Workshop

Call to Order
1. Receive 2006-07 Comprehensive Improvement Plans
Minutes: The Comprehensive Plans were distributed for information only.  No action was taken on this item.  A copy of the complete Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed in the office of the Deputy Superintendent.
2. Attendance
Minutes: Carol Vallencourt, District No. 1; Carol Studdard, District No. 2; Wayne Bolla, District No. 4; and Lisa Graham, District No. 5.  Superintendent David Owens was also in attendance.  Charles Van Zant, District No. 3, participated by phone conference.  Mr. Van Zant was out of town performing military duties with the Florida National Guard.

Workshop Items
3. Review 2006-07 Tentative Budget for all funds and receive 2006-07 Tentative Educational Facilities Plan (Revised)
Attachment: Copy of BUDGET PRESENTATION 06-07-1.pdf
Attachment: BudgetHandouts.pdf
Attachment: fefpbriefingcoversheet.pdf
Attachment: Ed Fac Plan 06.07.pdf
Attachment: EdFacPlan.pdf
Attachment: AffordHouse.pdf
Attachment: FEFP Documents.pdf

Dr. George Copeland began with an update of legislative changes that will affect the 2006-07 budget.  He briefly reviewed the budgeting timelines and TRIM timetable, and then went on to review the 2006-07 Annual Budget.   A complete copy of the Tentative 2006-07 Annual Budget can be found in the attachment.  At the July 20 regular meeting, the Board will be asked to set Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. for the Public Hearing to approve the Final Budget.   A review of the General Fund (Fund 100) for fiscal year 2005-06, shows final estimated revenues of $207,650,751, final estimated expenditures of $204,626,643 and an estimated ending balance in the general fund $25,908,623.  For 2006-07 (General Fund), proposed revenues are estimated at $246,997,114, proposed expenditures are estimated at $247,792,645, and the Fund Balance at the end of 2006-07 is estimated at $27,024,464.

Deputy Superintendent Ben Wortham, having just arrived after an afternoon bargaining session with the teachers' union, announced that a settlement had been reached with a 9.4% overall average increase.  The beginning teacher salary will increase from $31,500 to $35,000.

Dr. Copeland reviewed the rolled-back calculation .  A tax increase will be advertised for a 13.69% increase over the rolled back rate.  He then went on to review the Debt Service Funds (Fund 200).  Detailed information on Certificates of Participation, including principal, interest, dues and fees, can be found in the Budget presentation attachment.  Total debt paid out for 2006-07 is estimated at $5,892,223.

Funds 300, 410, 420 and 711 were briefly addressed by the respective Division/Department Heads.

After a brief recess, Mike Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, addressed setting the district's level of service standard and the correlation with the Educational Facilities Plan.  The Plan must contain our proposed plan to establish the level of service standard and this standard will also need to be identified in the Interlocal Agreement with the BCC.  Jim Connell, Director of Facility Planning & Construction, reviewed the Tentative Educational Facilities Plan.   The detailed Educational Facilities Plan can be reviewed in the attachments. 

As requested in an earlier meeting. Mr. Elliott distributed information regarding options for affordable housing. 

Superintendent's Requests (There were none.)
School Board's Requests (There were none.)
4. The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.