|January 29, 2019 - School Board Workshop|
Discuss Outlook for School Safety and Security for the 2019-2020 School Year; (In the event that the discussion progresses to matters which are confidential and exempt from public disclosure pursuant to F.S. 119.071(3), the meeting will immediately be closed to the public, pursuant to F.S. 286.0113(1), for the duration of the discussion of confidential matters.)
The 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act imposed upon all Florida public school districts numerous mandates and additional requirements to achieve greater safety for public school students and staff. The School Board and Superintendent – in collaboration with numerous other community leaders and stakeholders – collectively explored avenues by which funding could be generated to meet such mandates without compromising the quality of instructional and other services provided by the District. Ultimately, a ballot measure/referendum was put to Clay County voters, a majority of whom approved an additional one (1) mill of ad valorem millage tax to provide an appropriate funding source. The Board and Superintendent must now consider how such funds should be used to achieve greater safety for public schools in Clay County. The Board should review all options currently being used by other school districts across the State of Florida, as well as the current plan through partnership with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, to ensure district compliance with Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act and all applicable state statutes.
Discussion will include but need not be limited to:
The additional one mill of ad valorem millage tax funds is a new funding source.
Consider recommendations of the Superintendent and discuss alternative means by which funds from the recently-passed ad valorem millage tax may be used to enhance school safety.
|Strategic Plan Goal|
The District ensures fiscal responsibility and equitable distribution of resources.
To come to consensus on alternative proposals and plans for improving school safety and security through the use of funds generated by the additional one mill of ad valorem millage tax approved by Clay County voters in August 2018.
Addison Davis, Superintendent of Schools; email@example.com
Funds generated by the additional one mill of ad valorem millage tax that was approved by voters in August 2018 will assist the District’s compliance with statutory safety and security mandates associated with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
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