School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School 2233 Village Square Parkway Hearings for Special Actions regarding Students - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting - Immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Organization Meeting
November 20, 2007 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Item Title
Division of Human Resources - Special Action "A"


Barbara Jean Jones, referred herein as "respondent," appealed the Board's initial approval of the Superintendent's recommendation that she be terminated for cause.   The hearing officer, Carol Vallencourt, after a full hearing, has signed a Recommended Order affirming respondent's termination and denying her appeal.  Respondent, through her attorney, has filed Exceptions to the Recommended Order, and the Superintendent, through his attorney, has filed a response to said Exceptions.  The hearing officer has reviewed Respondent's Exceptions and found them to be without merit. 

It is up to the full Board to either (1) grant Respondent's appeal thereby rejecting the Superintendent's and Hearing Officer Vallencourt's recommendation,  or (2) adopt Hearing Officer Vallencourt's Recommended Order, thereby rejecting Respondent's exceptions.

Recommended Action
Adopt the hearing officer's Recommended Order as a Final Order and reject Respondent's Exceptions.

Financial Impact

Submitted By

J. Bruce Bickner, Attorney for the School Board

Toni A. McCabe, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Attachment: Attachment #1-Hearing Officer's Proposed Final Order.pdf (Confidential Item) 
Attachment: Attachment #2-Respondent's Exceptions.pdf (Confidential Item) 
Attachment: Attachment #3-Petitioners Response to Respondents Exceptions.pdf (Confidential Item) 
Attachment: Attachment #4-Petitioners Proposed Order.pdf (Confidential Item) 
Attachment: Attachment #5-Respondent's Proposed Order.pdf (Confidential Item) 
Attachment: Attachment #6-Transcript.pdf (Confidential Item)