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School Board of Clay County
District Multi-Purpose Center (Corner of Walnut St. & Gratio Place) Green Cove Springs, FL
December 15, 2020 - School Board Workshop
Date: Dec 15 2020 (9:00 a.m.)
Invocation  (Tina Bullock)
Call to Order  (Present: Janice Kerekes, District 1; Beth Clark, District 2; Tina Bullock, District 3; Mary Bolla, District 4; Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; and Superintendent David Broskie)
Workshop Items
1. Review Draft Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting on January 7, 2021

Recognitions and Presentations:

  • Recognize President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients - no discussion;
  • Recognize the 2020 Clay County Academic Team - no discussion;
  • Student Membership and Attendance Areas Presentation - no discussion;

Consent Agenda:

  • C1 Minutes of Workshop on December 1, 2020; Special Meeting on December 1, 2020; Student Discipline Hearings and Regular Meeting on December 10, 2020 - no discussion;
  • C2 School Board Member Out-of-County Travel Expenses to Attend School Finance Forum sponsored by Florida School Boards Association - no discussion;
  • C3 Personnel Consent Agenda - revisions to transportation job descriptions are included; Mrs. Bullock would like to explore the inclusion of behavior management/parent relationship procedures in the bus trainer job description;
  • C4 K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel - no discussion;
  • C5 Affiliation Agreement between Clay County District Schools and Florida State University College of Education - no discussion;
  • C6 Affiliation Agreement between Clay County District Schools and Indian River State College - School Board Attorney Mr. Bickner advised he has re-written and re-submitted the contract to Indian River State College; there will be a revised attachment with no substantive changes submitted, with the permission of the Chair, prior to submission deadline;
  • C7 Proposed Allocation Changes for 2020-2021 - none at this time;
  • C8 Monthly Financial Reports for November, 2020 - routine reports;
  • C9 Deletion of Certain Items Report - December, 2020 - routine surplus of items;
  • C10 Final Completion of the District Office Building #1 West End Renovations - no discussion;
  • C11 Pre-Qualification of Contractors - no discussion;

Discussion Agenda:

  • D1 2021 Legislative Priorities - hold harmless clauses for teachers and students have been added under State Assessment Scores per board members' requests at Dec 10 board meeting;
  • D2 Human Resources Special Action - none at this time;
  • D3 RFP to be Awarded - answers to questions posed by board members at the December 10th Regular meeting will be provided as well as any additional information requested for consideration of this item.
2. Review, Discuss, and Revise Draft Policy for Establishing the Citizen Oversight Committee to Provide Oversight for Expenditures of the Half-Cent Discretionary Sales Surtax

School Board Attorney Bruce Bickner shared draft proposed School Board Policy 1.14, Sales Surtax Citizens Advisory Committee, incorporating revisions and concerns previously brought to his attention by board members.  Lengthy discussion ensued as each section was reviewed and analyzed, resulting in further requests for revisions to be made to the proposed policy.

Questions from the Audience  (None)
Superintendent Comments
3. Superintendent Comments

Superintendent Broskie advised that a tentative agreement has been reached with Clay County Education Association that honors and supports veteran teachers while maintaining fiscal responsibility.  If ratified and approved by the board, the agreement will be submitted to the state for approval.

School Board Comments
4. School Board Member Comments

Board members collectively expressed gratitude and well wishes for the holiday season.  Mrs. Clark reported that she was impressed with the grand jury report on public safety.  Mrs. Kerekes is pleased with the policy development accomplished today and the contributions of all participants.


Adjournment  (9:57 a.m.)
Superintendent of Schools Board Chair