Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
District Multi-Purpose Center, Corner of Gratio Place and Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL
April 25, 2023 - School Board Workshop
Date: Apr 25 2023 (9:00 a.m.)
Invocation  (Ashley Gilhousen)
Call to Order  (Present: Erin Skipper, District 1; Mary Bolla, District 2; Beth Clark, District 3, Michele Hanson, District 4; Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; and Superintendent David S. Broskie)
Workshop Items
1. Review Draft Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting on May 4, 2023
May-4-2023-regular-school-board_agenda_packet (2).pdf

Recognitions and Presentations:

  • Recognition of Winners of the Florida Federation of Color Guard Circuit State Competition - no discussion;
  • Recognition of Poster Contest Winners by Clay, Soil and Water Conservation District - no discussion;
  • Recognition of 2023 Wes Whiddon Scholarship Recipients - no discussion;
  • Recognition of 2022-2023 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council Members - no discussion;
  • Recognition of 2023 State Science & Engineering Awards - no discussion;
  • Recognition of Career and Technical Education Student Award Winners - no discussion;

Consent Agenda:

  • C1 Minutes of School Board Workshop on March 28, 2023; Student Discipline Hearings and Regular Meeting on April 6, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C2 Personnel Consent Agenda - no discussion;
  • C3 Renewal of 2023-2024 List of Physicians and Medical Facilities authorized to conduct physical examinations required for certain groups of employees - no discussion;
  • C4 K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel - no discussion;
  • C5 Proposed AMIkids - Clay County Employee and Student Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year - no discussion;
  • C6 2023-24 Professional Learning Catalog (Master In-Service Plan) - brief discussion of a support coaching position created to provide support to individuals without a teaching background and teachers new to education; 
  • C7 Affiliation Agreement between Clay County District Schools and University of South Florida (USF) - no discussion;
  • C8 Affiliation Agreement between Clay County District Schools and the US Chamber of Commerce/Hiring our Heroes - no discussion;
  • C9 School Board Approval of the 2023-2024 K-12 Comprehensive Evidence-Based Reading Plan (CERP) - explanation of development and purpose of plan initiatives provided by Superintendent Broskie; discussion included PreK literacy rates and incorporating components of the Orton-Gillingham curriculum to provide greater language supports, how to assist teachers to be able to implement supports for all of the students' varied needs, and strengthening Tier 1 interventions; 
  • C10 Approval to Advertise and Notice of Public Hearing 2023-2024 Student & Family Handbook and Code of Student Conduct - Mrs. Hanson requested greater clarity re a paragraph dealing with wireless communication devices and outlined instances where students may benefit from use of their phones under the guidance of classroom teachers for educational purposes; there is currently proposed legislation that uses the stronger language contained in the proposed policy; Mrs. Gilhousen prefers to have the use of wireless devices sanctioned by administrators; Mr. Jones, Coordinator of Student Engagement, will examine language to determine if it can be revised for greater clarity;
  • C11 Proclamation of Mental Health Month May 2023 - no discussion;
  • C12 Proposed Allocation Changes for 2022-2023 - no discussion;
  • C13 Proposed Allocation Changes for 2023-2024 - no discussion;
  • C14 Monthly Financial Reports for March, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C15 Budget Amendment Report for March 31, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C16 Approval of the 2023-2024 FYCA Payroll Calendar - no discussion;
  • C17 Deletion of Certain Items Report April, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C18 BID Renewals - no discussion;
  • C19 BID Awards - no discussion;
  • C20 Vendor Agreement Renewal - no discussion;
  • C21 Appointments for the Citizens Oversight Committee - no discussion;
  • C22 Prequalification of Contractors - no discussion;
  • C23 Change Order #2 for Keystone Heights Elementary School New Cafeteria/Classrooms - no discussion;
  • C24 Grant a Non-Exclusive Right of Way Easement to Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. for Keystone Heights Elementary School - no discussion;
  • C25 Change Order #1 for Orange Park Elementary School Roof Repair/Replacement (Quad Buildings 3, 5, & 7) Flat Roof) - no discussion;
  • C26 Schematic/Preliminary/Final (Phase I, II, and III) Plans and Specifications for Clay High School Gyn Renovations (Locker Room and Gym) - no discussion;
  • C27 Lakeside Junior High School Restroom Renovation Contract Award - no discussion;
  • C28 Conveyance of Approximately 0.2543 Acres/11.07 Square Feet, More or Less, Fronting Spring Park Elementary School by Warranty Deed to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners - brief discussion of the anticipated final completion of Spring Park Elemenary

Discussion Agenda:

  • D1 Human Resources Special Action A - no discussion;
  • D2 Human Resources Special Action B - no discussion.
Questions from the Audience  (None)
Superintendent Comments
2. Superintendent Comments

Superintendent Broskie praised the success of Clay Day and noted concerns he has re the financial impacts of HB 239 and HB 1 on the district's overall budget, lamenting the difficulty of budget planning due to the current large degree of uncertainty of expected funding and expense.  Mrs. Hanson discussed the possibility of utilizing a letter of intent to better estimate parents' intentions for the following school year re school placement.

Currently, two of the three appropriations are awaiting the governor's approval - the creation of a healthcare academy at Fleming Island High and the expansion of Elevation Academy at Bannerman Learning Center.

School Board Attorney Comments  (None)
School Board Comments
3. School Board Member Comments

Mrs. Bolla noted the TRIM notice received and the opportunity board members will have to review the entirety of the budget.  Also mentioned was Spring into Education, sponsored by Clay Education Foundation and the Golden Hammer Awards.

Mrs. Hanson expressed excitement to attend her first graduation as well as the athletics award program.  She requested a calendar that would delineate recurring, significant agenda items in order to allow more preparation.

Mrs. Skipper noted the success of Clay Day and the opportunity it afforded to build relationships.  She also suggested acquiring electronic-based dummies to be used in the healthcare academies.

Mrs. Clark enjoyed the interface at Clay Day and the Career and Technical Education event held at Middleburg High.

Adjournment  (10:27 a.m.)
Superintendent of Schools Board Chair