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School Board of Clay County
Teacher Inservice Center, 2233 Village Square Parkway, Fleming Island, FL
April 7, 2022 - Regular School Board Meeting
Date: Apr 07 2022 (6:00 p.m.)
Student Showcase  (Voyager Chorus Club, Krista Allen (Music Teacher))
Invocation  (Chaplain Reese Edwards, Orange Park Medical Center)
Pledge of Allegiance
Call to Order  (Present: Janice Kerekes, District 1; Mary Bolla, District 2; Beth Clark, District 3; Tina Bullock, District 4, Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; and Superintendent David S. Broskie)
Recognitions and Awards
1. Recognition of State Champion Athletes
State Champions Recognition .pdf

John Sgromolo, Coordinator of District Athletics, recognized State Champion Athletes as follows:

Clay High School  Girls Weightlifting Team (Team State Title - Coach Rodney Keller, Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year) 

  • Gabrielle Etheridge
  • Riley Ledford
  • Emma Heck
  • Ansley Weseman
  • Janiyah Stevens
  • Gianna Torres
  • Ruthchie Gedeon
  • Annalee harbison
  • Ansley Lyda
  • Kyleigh Lafary
  • Kenya Tinajero-Garcia

Individual State Champions:

  • Kyleigh Lafary - CHS - Girls Weightlifting
  • Janiyah Stevens - CHS - Girls Weightlifting
  • Emma Heck - CHS - Girls Weightligting
  • Garrett Tyre - CHS - Boys Wrestling
  • Madisyn Blackburn - CHS - Girls Wrestling
  • Andrea Smith - OPH - Girls Wrestling
  • Tamira Briley - OHS - Girls Weightlifting
2. April's School Media Month Video Presentation

Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Supervisor of Instructional Resources, shared a video presentation in recognition of School Media Month and celebration of media specialists.

3. Growing Healthy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Check Presentation

Makayla Buchanan, Executive Director of Clay Education Foundation was presented with a check in the amount of $1.000.00 from Dr. Beth Kailes, Growing Healthy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, in support of early literacy initiatives.

School Showcase  (Discovery Oaks Elementary, Principal Tracy McLaughlin)
Presentations from the Audience (Public Comment)
4. Public Comment

Public Speakers:

  • Shannon Hube - autism awareness and special education 
  • Judith Chapple - student screen time in class 
Consent Agenda
5. C1 - Minutes of School Board Workshop on February 22, 2022; Student Discipline Hearings and Regular Meeting on March 3, 2022
2022 Feb 22 Workshop.pdf
2022 Mar 3 Student Hearings.pdf (Confidential)
2022 Mar 3 Regular Mtg.pdf
Human Resources
6. C2 - Proposed Supplement Allocations for 2022-2023
Proposed Supplement Allocations 2022-2023 (2).pdf
7. C3 - Reappointments of Instructional and Support Personnel 2022-2023 School Year
Reappointment Document 2022-2023.pdf
8. C4 - Personnel Consent Agenda
Personnel Consent Agenda 4 7 2022.pdf
9. C5 - Appointment of Clay County School Board's CCEA and CESPA Bargaining Team Members for 2022-2023
2022-2023 District Bargaining Team Members (5).pdf
10. C6 - Proclamation #22-13 to Establish May 1 - 7, 2022, as Teacher Appreciation Week in Clay County, and Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as Teacher Appreciation Day
Teacher Appreciation Proclamation 2021-2022.pdf
11. C7 - Proclamation #22-14 to Establish April 24 - 30, 2022, as Administrative Professionals' Week and Wednesday, April 27, 2022, as Administrative Professionals' Day in Clay County.
Administrative Professionals Proclamation 2021-2022.pdf
Instruction-Academic Services
12. C8 - K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel
April 2022 - Student Travel.pdf
13. C9 - 2022-23 Florida Youth Challenge Academy Calendar
April 2022 - FLYCA Calendar 2022-2023.pdf
14. C10 - Approve for Advertisement of Public Hearing of School Board Policy (NEW) for the Use of Drones in the K-12 Academic Setting
Drone Policy 4.65.pdf
Legal Advertisement of Proposed SB Policy 4.65 DRONES.pdf
Instruction-Instructional Resources
15. C11 - Proclamation #22-15 to Establish April, 2022 as School Library Month in Clay County
Proclamation-April-2022-School Library Media Month.pdf
Instruction-Professional Development
16. C12 - 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog (Master In-service Plan)
2022-2023_MIP_Summary of Changes for Board Agenda April 2022.pdf
2022 - 2023 CCDS Master In-Service Plan Draft for April 2022 Board Agenda.pdf
Revised, New, Removed Components for Board Agenda.pdf
17. C13 - National Center on Education and the Economy’s National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Program Agreement- Adjustment to Number of Participants and Cost
220111 Natl Center on Ed & Econ.pdf
Executed 220111 Natl Center on Ed & Econ.pdf
Instruction-Climate and Culture
18. C14 - Proclamation # 22-16 National School Nurse Week
Nurses Week Proclamation 21-22.pdf
19. C15 - Proclamation # 22-17: Month of the Military Child, Purple Up Day April 20, 2022
_Month of Military Child Proclamation 22.docx (1).pdf
Business Affairs
20. C16 - Proposed Allocation Changes for 2021-22
21 22 Allocation Summary - April 7, 2022.pdf
21. C17 - Proposed Allocation Changes for 2022-23
22 23 Allocation Summary - April 7, 2022.pdf
Business Affairs-Accounting
22. C18 - Monthly Financial Reports for February, 2022
February 2022 Board Monthly Financial Report.pdf
February 2022 Board Monthly Property Report.pdf
Contracts 50 Thousand and Greater.pdf
23. C19 - Budget Amendment Report for February 28, 2022
Budget Amendment February 2022.pdf
Business Affairs-Insurance
24. C20 - Renewal of Employee Benefits for 2022-2023
CCDS School Board Workshop Meeting 2022 Renewal.pdf
Business Affairs-Property
25. C21 - Deletion of Certain Items Report - March, 2022
Deletion Report-March, 2022.pdf
Business Affairs-Purchasing
26. C22 - BID Renewal
27. C23 - BID to be Awarded
28. C24 - Schematic/Preliminary/Final (Phase I, II, and III) Plans and Specifications for Orange Park High School Stadium Repair/Replacement
29. C25 - Pre-Qualification of Contractors
Table for Board Backup Contractor Prequal, 4.7.22.pdf
Adoption of Consent Agenda
30. Adoption of Consent Agenda
Motion to Approve Consent Agenda
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Janice Kerekes
Second: Tina Bullock
Janice Kerekes - Aye
Ashley Gilhousen - Aye
Mary Bolla - Aye
Tina Bullock - Aye
Beth Clark - Aye
CCEA Update  (Victoria Kidwell)
CESPA Update  (None)
Superintendent's Update and Presentations
31. Superintendent's Update
SB Superintendent's Update 4-7-2022 (1).pdf

Superintendent Broskie used the attached visual presentation highlighting the following:

  • Climate Survey Awards
  • Controlled Open Enrollment
  • State Testing Calendar
  • April Celebrations
  • School of the Month
Discussion Agenda
School Board Member
32. D1 - Consider for Approval an Adoption of a Resolution by the School Board requesting the Board of County Commissioners of Clay County, Florida to place a referendum on the ballot for the August 23, 2022 primary election for the continuation of an additional one (1) mill of ad valorem millage tax. (Mrs. Bolla)
Board Approved Notice of Referendum re Millage 2022.pdf
Board Approved Resolution-Ad Valorem Tax.pdf

Chair Bolla introduced this item for a motion.  Mrs. Kerekes moved approval of this item as presented, seconded by Mrs. Bullock, for purposes of discussion.

Mrs. Clark stated she believes this item is better placed on the general election ballot due to the greater voter participation in that election vs the primary election.  She understands the funding provided by the state is insufficient, but she has concerns with the writing of the ballot and wants transparency re the destination of the millage dollars.

Mrs. Kerekes advised that the ballot wording targeting funds for safety, security, and operating expenses is the same as what was used on the initial ballot four years ago.  Because this ballot item seeks a continuation of the current one mill, she supports the currently stated wording as it reflects previous wording and supports the item placed on the primary election ballot.

Mrs. Bullock also supports the item being placed on the August (primary) election ballot.  She pointed out that a large portion of the funding was used for the hardening of schools and pointed out that many of these security items being utilized currently, periodically replaced, and needed for future schools have increased significantly in cost and supports the option for the continuation of this tax being extended to the voters.  Also appreciated is the positive impact the school resource officers have on students that extends beyond safety.

Mrs. Gilhousen understands that this is a continuation of an existing tax but is concerned with the current economy and struggles faced by families already paying more taxes on homes.  She supports this being placed on the election that historically has the largest electorate turnout, the general election.  New state legislation, effective 10/1/22, would limit this item to the general election and she wishes to support the intent of that law and ensure the public is treated fairly by soliciting the largest amount of voter input.

Mrs. Bolla indicated the item was placed on the primary ballot previously because that ballot is much briefer but she agrees the election turnout is greater during November elections and is open to placing this on the general election for the public's consideration.  Appreciation was extended to Dr. Legutko for her presentation outlining how the millage was has been expended for public transparency.  Mrs. Bolla also discussed the limitation of words in the ballot title and summary and the need to be concise while still providing as much detail and transparency as allowed.  Minor changes to the ballot wording were discussed and Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney, will ensure those changes are made.

Further board member discussion resulted in a consensus for this referendum to be placed on the general election ballot in November.  Mrs. Kerekes amended her original motion to approve the resolution with the change of the date from August (primary election) to November (general election).  Mrs. Bullock seconded that motion, initiating the vote.

Motion to Approve the Adoption of a Resolution by the School Board requesting the Board of County Commissioners of Clay County, Florida to place a referendum on the ballot for November 8, 2022 general election for the continuation of an additional one (1) mill of ad valorem millage tax
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Janice Kerekes
Second: Tina Bullock
Janice Kerekes - Aye
Ashley Gilhousen - Aye
Mary Bolla - Aye
Tina Bullock - Aye
Beth Clark - Aye
Human Resources
33. D2 - Human Resources Special Action A
Special Action A 4.7.2022.pdf (Confidential)
Motion to Approve Human Resources Special Action A
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Ashley Gilhousen
Second: Janice Kerekes
Janice Kerekes - Aye
Ashley Gilhousen - Aye
Mary Bolla - Aye
Tina Bullock - Aye
Beth Clark - Aye
34. D3 - Human Resources Special Action B

There was no Human Resources Special Action B.

School Board Attorney Remarks  (None)
School Board Member Remarks
35. School Board Member Comments

Mrs. Clark extended appreciation to Governor DeSantis for all that he has done, including the important Parents Bill of Rights.

Mrs. Kerekes appreciated the artistic and musical talents of Oakleaf High students, the Secondary All County Arts Show,  and the FFA students and their livestock exhibitions.  She also extended thanks to fellow board members for working collaboratively.

Mrs. Bullock appreciated the phenomenal work of students participating in the Secondary All County Arts Show.  She noted the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Middleburg High for the opening of their new track and its safety fencing.  She also recognized Caleb Moncrief, Keystone Heights High, as being one of 24 students in the state to an awarded recipient of the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team scholarship funds that can be used towards his Harvard acceptance.  Recognition for the contributions of assistant principals was also expressed.

Mrs. Gilhousen congratulated the impressive accomplishment of Clay High athletes and all schools' athletic representation at the state level.  Encouragement was given to teachers as they are currently facing the added challenges of standardized testing of students.

Mrs. Bolla appreciated the customer-oriented approach of Superintendent Broskie as well as the varied backgrounds of those in the school system, extending well wishes to the varied diverse cultures celebrated during the month of April.  She also extended gratitude to teachers and administrative personnel as they will be recognized during their designated upcoming weeks.

Adjournment  (7:44 p.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chair