School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School
2233 Village Square Parkway
OCTOBER 17, 2006 - 6:00 P.M.

October 17, 2006 Workshop

Call to Order
1. Attendance
Minutes: Present:  Carol Vallencourt, District No. 1; Carol Studdard, District No. 2; Wayne Bolla, District No. 4; and Lisa Graham, District No. 5.  Charles Van Zant, District No. 3, participated by telephone conference from Kuwait due to military deployment . Superintendent David Owens was also in attendance at the meeting. 

Workshop Items
2. Level Of Service Considerations and Implications
Attachment: LevelOfServiceOct17 Revised.pdf

Mike Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, reviewed in detail the four Initiatives listed below and as presented in the attachment to the eAgenda.  He explained the various options and scenarios used to achieve these Initiatives.  The ultimate goal of the Initiatives is to maximize and balance the school district's student enrollment.  It was noted that some of the "actions" depicted in the Initiatives may be removed by the Board as being undesireable options.

Initiative #1:  Increase utilization of under-capacity Elementary Schools in the northeast quadrant and decrease utilization of over-capacity Elementary Schools in the Fleming Island area.

Initiative #2:  Reduce enrollment at Fleming Island High School for better utilization and level of service.

Initiative #3:  Increase enrollment at Clay High School for better utilization and level of service.

Initiative #4:  Control impact from development on over-capacity schools.

3. District Direction and Timelines

Considering all the options presented, the Board was against converting Orange Park Elementary to a non-student station carrying facility, but was not opposed to considering options for converting Grove Park Elementary to a non-student station carrying facility.  The Board was in favor of looking at constructing another elementary school in the Fleming Island area and requested more information about the funding sources for this school.  There was discussion about the possibility of again pursuing a campaign for a sales tax increase.  The Board was not in favor of redistricting Fleming Island High School students to Clay High School and requested more information about the feasibility of a 9th Grade Center to alleviate the overcrowding on the island.

A public forum was scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. for public input regarding these Initiatives.  An additional workshop will be scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. for the Board to receive information concerning the additional options requested in this meeting. 

Superintendent's Requests
School Board's Requests
4. The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.