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School Board of Clay County
Teacher Inservice Center, 2233 Village Square Parkway, Fleming Island, FL
December 8, 2022 - Regular School Board Meeting
Date: Dec 08 2022 (6:00 p.m.)
Student Showcase  (Clay High School Leadership Chorus, Prince Byrd, Sponsor)
Invocation  (Pastor Scott Yirka, Hibernia Baptist Church, Fleming Island)
Pledge of Allegiance
Call to Order  (Present: Erin Skipper, District 1; Mary Bolla, District 2, Beth Clark, District 3; Michele Hanson, District 4; Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; Superintendent David Broskie)
Recognitions and Awards
1. Recognize Winners of the Len Mattiace Foundation Anti-Bullying Contest

Laura Fogarty, Director of Climate and Culture, introduced Len Mattiace who recognized student participants and winners of the Len Mattiace Foundation Anti-Bullying Campaign, a contest open to students in grades 6 - 8.  Participating students submitted a variety of projects incorporating the themes of kindness, inclusion, and compassion.  First and second-place students received an award of $1,000 as well as certificates, hats, and t-shirts. 

Student Participants:

  • Serenity Cutts, Oakleaf Junior High (First Place)
  • Mills Weinstein, Green Cove Springs Junior High (Second Place)
  • Keila Noles, Oakleaf Junior High (Participant)
  • John Leoncio, Oakleaf Junior High (Participant)
  • Laila Murray, Lake Asbury Junior High (Participant)
  • Jae'anna Pollack, Grove Park Elementary (Participant)
  • Carla Null, Sherry Sullivan, Tatum Nemer, Oakleaf Junior High (Participant)


2. Recognize 2022 Founders' Week Art Contest Winners

Maryam Owen, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, recognized the following students for their winning Founders' Week Art Contest entries.  This year's contest, which addressed the Founders' Week theme, U.S. Presidents: Legacy of our Leaders, asked students to reflect on what they would do if they were president.

Student Winners Recognized:

  • K - Iris Swanson, Wilkinson Elementary
  • 1st - Caroline Inman, Fleming Island Elementary
  • 2nd - Alexander Patrick, Coppergate Elementary
  • 3rd - Samantha Sison, Tynes Elementary
  • 4th - Janaysha Sims-Howard, Doctors Inlet Elementary
  • 5th - Mary Oliver, Doctors Inlet Elementary
3. Recognition of 2022-2023 School Related Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year Semi-finalists

Gi Teevan, Board Chair, and Heather Obermiller, Vice President, Clay Education Foundation, recognized this year's top 10 semi-finalists for Teacher of the Year and Support-Related Employee of the Year.

Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists:

  • Stacy Murphree (Shadowlawn Elementary)
  • Yasmin Petrucci (Ridgeview High)
  • Kristin Makar (Ridgeview Elementary)
  • Jennifer Roach (Paterson Elementary)
  • Joel Miller (Oakleaf High)
  • Ashleigh Haug (Middleburg Elementary)
  • Christine Wirt (Clay High)
  • Kimberly Mann (Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High)
  • Heather Miller (Lake Asbury Elementary)
  • Tiara Coffee (Lakeside Junior High)

School-Related Employee of the Year Semi-Finalists:

  • Jessica Thomas (Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High)
  • Jenna Coates (Oakleaf High)
  • Wendy Hane (Grove Park Elementary)
  • Manual Gonzales (Middleburg High)
  • Abegail Rosario-Castillo (Orange Park Elementary)
  • Gina Van Ginkel (Doctors Inlet Elementary)
  • Denise Turner (Orange Park Junior High)
  • Michelle De La Cruz Colon (Ridgeview High)
  • Joanne Wager (S. Bryan Jennings Elementary)
  • Michelle Solomon (W.E. Cherry Elementary)
4. Recognition of Clay County Student Athletes of the Month

John Sgromolo, Coordinator of District Athletics, recognized the following student-athletes:

  • Maryn McDade (Fleming Island High) - 50m freestyle (back-to-back State Champion)
  • Ava Brinkman (Fleming Island High) - diving (State Champion)
  • Jordan Mitchell (Oakleaf High) - football (Clay County Student-Athlete of the Month)
  • Merrick Rapoza (Clay High) - football (Clay County Student-Athlete of the Month)
  • Kiley Channell (Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High) - basketball (Clay County Student-Athlete of the Month)
5. Recognition of Clay County Coaches of the Month

John Sgromolo, Coordinator of District Athletics, recognized the following Clay County Coaches of the Month:

  • Carrie Prewitt (Middleburg High) - volleyball
  • Paul Grybb (Ridgeview High) - cross country
  • Jessica Carter (Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High) - basketball
6. Check Presentation to The American Cancer Society from Clay County Athletics in Partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars

John Sgromolo, Coordinator of District Athletics, introduced Caelan Rhinehardt, Jacksonville Jaguars organization, who made a check presentation to Jaclyn Rodriguez, The American Cancer Society, for $5,700. from Clay County Athletics in partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Participants included the following:

  • Jaclyn Rodriguez (American Cancer Society)
  • Adriel Rocha (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Caelan Rhinehardt (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jared Moses (Clay High School Athletic Director)
  • Casey Thompson (Middleburg High School Athletic Director)
  • Samantha Eaton (Wilkinson Junior High Athletic Director)
  • Chris Gallagher (Ridgeview High School Athletic Director)
  • Travis Cunningham (Fleming Island High School Athletic Director)
School Showcase  (Clay High School, Principal Jen Halter)
Presentations from the Audience (Public Comment)
7. Public Comment

Public Speakers:

  • Liz Crane - general comments
  • Julie Miller - celebrating our libraries 
  • Bruce Friedman - correspondence
Consent Agenda
8. C1 - Minutes of School Board Workshop on October 25, 2022; Student Discipline Hearings and Regular Meeting on November 3, 2022
2022 Oct 25 Workshop.pdf
2022 Nov 3 - Student Hearings.pdf (Confidential)
2022 Nov 3 Regular Mtg.pdf
9. C2 - Proposed Student Calendar for 2024-2025 School Year
2024-2025 Student Calendar (1).pdf
Human Resources
10. C3 - Personnel Consent Agenda
Personnel Consent Agenda 12.08.2022.pdf
Instruction-Academic Services
11. C4 - K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel
Dec 2022 - Student Travel.pdf
12. C5 - Approve Penda Learning Amendment to Add Third Grade
230033 Penda Learning Amendment 1 - signed.pdf
Executed 230033 Penda Learning Amendment 1.pdf
13. C6 - Lexia® LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
letrssuitebrochure_feb2022 (1).pdf
Executed 230057 LETRS Amendment.pdf
Business Affairs
14. C7 - Proposed Allocation Changes for 2022-2023
22 23 Allocation Summary - Dec 8, 2022.pdf
Business Affairs-Accounting
15. C8 - Monthly Financial Reports for October, 2022
October 2022 Board Monthly Financial Report.pdf
October 2022 Board Monthly Property Report.pdf
Contracts for monthly Board Reveiw $50,000-$100,000.pdf
16. C9 - Budget Amendment Report for October 31, 2022
Budget Amendment October 22.pdf
Business Affairs-Property
Business Affairs-Purchasing
18. C11 - BID to be Awarded
19. C12 - Change Order #3 for Orange Park High School Stadium Repair/Replacement
OPH Stadium Repair.Replacement CO #3.pdf
20. C13 - School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation (PSM) Development Agreement for DR Horton, Inc. Jacksonville, a Delaware Corporation (Branan Field Park)
School Concurrency PSM Development Agreement with DR Horton.pdf
21. C14 - Approve the 2022/2023 – 2026/2027 Educational Facilities Work Plan
Work Plan District Report (10) 12.8.22.pdf
22. C15 - Orange Park Junior High School HVAC Repair/Replacement Buildings 1, 2, 3 & 4 Contract Award
Board Backup OPJ HVAC Contract.pdf
23. C16 - Pre-Qualification of Contractors
Table for Board Backup Contractor Prequal, 12.8.22.pdf
24. C17 - Schematic/Preliminary/Final (Phase I, II, and III) Plans and Specifications for Wilkinson Elementary School Kitchen/Cafeteria Renovations
25. C18 - Schematic/Preliminary/Final (Phase I, II, and III) Plans and Specifications for Ridgeview Elementary School Roof Repair/Replacement Buildings 1, 2 & 3 – Shingles & Kitchen/Cafeteria Renovations
26. C19 - Change Order #3 for Orange Park High School Front Entrance Security Enhancement
CO 3 OPH Front Entrance Security Enhancement.pdf
27. C20 - Change Order #4 for Orange Park High School Stadium Repair/Replacement
CO 4 OPH Stadium Repair.Replacement.pdf
28. C21 - Interlocal Agreement to Sell Low-Priced Fuel to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for Use by CCSO Vehicles in the Middleburg Area.
230069 CCSO Fuel Interlocal (1).pdf
Adoption of Consent Agenda
29. Adoption of Consent Agenda

Re Item C13 School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation (PSM) Development Agreement for DR Horton, Inc. Jacksonville, a Delaware Corporation (Branan Field Park), Mrs. Skipper noted that she wanted to go on record that she does not fully support this item.  While not approving the item may produce more harm than good, the current infrastructure and overcrowding issues combined with low compensation for the cost it will take to house these additional students is not desirable.  She does support growth and development when education is fairly compensated.

Motion to Adopt Consent Agenda
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Mary Bolla
Second: Michele Hanson
Ashley Gilhousen - Aye
Mary Bolla - Aye
Beth Clark - Aye
Michele Hanson - Aye
Erin Skipper - Aye
CCEA Update  (Victoria Kidwell)
CESPA Update  (None)
Superintendent's Update and Presentations
30. Superintendent's Update
Superintendent's Update_December 2022.pdf

Superintendent Broskie shared the attached visual presentation highlighting the following:

  • Schools of the Month
  • Rosie on the Kelly Clarkson Show and Dolly's Imagination Library
  • Upcoming Events
  • Semester 1: Academic Focus
  • Winter Break Reminders
Discussion Agenda
School Board Attorney
31. D1 - Attorney Client Session pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8). THIS SESSION IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THOSE PERSONS DESIGNATED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 286.011(8).

A recess of the public meeting was called at 7:56 p.m., and the shade meeting/private attorney-client session was held in accordance with Florida Statute 286.011(8).  A court reporter was present to record the session.  At the conclusion of the private session, the public meeting reconvened and was subsequently adjourned at 8:27 p.m. with no further business.

Human Resources
32. D2 - Human Resources Special Action A

There was no Human Resources Special Action A.

33. D3 - Human Resources Special Action B

There was no Human Resources Special Action B.

School Board Attorney Remarks
34. School Board Attorney Remarks

Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney, distributed his resignation letter to board members.  Pursuant to the terms of his contract, resignation may be tendered after December 22, 2022, and the effective date of written notice of resignation given to the board is December 23, 2022, with the last date of employment being the required sixteen (16) weeks, on April 14, 2022.  He is ready and willing to do whatever is needed to effect a smooth transition, will continue to do the absolute best job he knows how to do, and wishes each board member well.

Superintendent Broskie requested permission from the board to advertise this position in various publications, and the board granted permission for the position to be advertised. 

School Board Member Remarks
35. School Board Member Comments

Mrs. Bolla appreciated a musical production and classroom visits at Doctors Inlet Elementary as well as experiencing awesome teachers during the Teacher of the Year visits for the TOY semi-finalists.  She also enjoyed participating in a spelling bee at Argyle Elementary, reading to students at Shadowlawn Elementary, graduation for Adult & Community Education, and noted the wonderful opportunity for parents to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and receive free books for children aged birth - 5.  She attended the recent Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) conference and appreciated the opportunity this professional organization provides for board members to continue their education and have conversations with their counterparts across the state.

Mrs. Skipper also appreciated the large amount of information provided at the FSBA conference and the personal connections made there.  She enjoyed an informative visit to Fleming Island High and encouraged board members to set policy with a main focus on children, being proactive in securing safety and parental rights.

Mrs. Clark was grateful for the honor of participating in the selections of the School-Related Employees of the Year and was impressed with all candidates, noting the work to be done and the good team in place.

Mrs. Hanson factors her experiences as a teacher into every decision she makes and stated her commitment to work to make the district a great place for children.  She attended the Florida Youth Challenge Academy graduation and commended FLYCA for the work they are doing to rescue children.

Mrs. Gilhousen noted the common thread and focus this evening on literacy, wants every student to have an excellent educational experience, and noted the passion, dedication, and incredible amount of work that goes into educationally preparing children.

Adjournment  (8:27 p.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chair