Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
District Office Accounts Payable Conference Room, 814 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs
July 23, 2018 - School Board Workshop
Date: Jul 23 2018 (9:30 a.m.)
Call to Order  (Present: Janice Kerekes, District 1; Carol Studdard, District 2; Betsy Condon, District 3; Mary Bolla, District 4; Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; and Superintendent Addison Davis. )
Workshop Items
1. Review Draft Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting on August 2, 2018


  • C1 Minutes of previous meetings - no discussion
  • C2 Dell Agreement - expansion of Chromebooks; 
  • C3 Personnel Consent Agenda - routine personnel actions - Superintendent reviewed job description changes;
  • C4 Ratification of contract with CCEA - CCEA will vote on Aug 8th; the ratification package will be posted at schools; the Board  will ratify before the union;
  • C5 Ratification of contract with CESPA - date is pending for ratification vote by union;
  • C6 Kelly Services Agreement Renewal -  5-yr agreement with 30-day termination clause; lowest price rate in the state of Florida was negotiated; discussion included expectations for improved services;
  • C7 Amendment for Achieve 3000 - site license for addition of Discovery Oaks Elementary;
  • C8 CTE Student Travel  - FFA to Orlando; August 24-25;
  • C9 K-12 Student Travel - no discussion;
  • C10 Financial Report for Apri, 2018 - will be adding May report as well;
  • C11 Project Priority List - aligns capital property with FISH - to make projects eligible for expenditure; 
  • C12 Change Order #1 DP for OPE Kitchen Renovation - tax savings of $3,274.83;
  • C13 Change Order #2 for FIHS AICE Testing Facility - storm drain project; piggyback on AICE project and CM; capital funds;
  • C14 Change Order #3 DP for FIHS AICE Testing Facility - tax savings of $212,825
  • C15 Pre-Qualification of Contractors - routine
  • C16 Grants of Utility Easement Discovery Oaks Elementary - to gain accessibility for water, waste, fire;
  • C17 Change Order #2 for OPE Kitchen Renovation - no discussion; 


  • D1 Human Resources Special Actions - no discussion;
  • D2 Public Hearing on Student Progression Plan - for public hearing;
  • D3 Public Hearing on Code of Student Conduct - for public hearing; two changes were discussed;  the first on page 15, new language for senior attendance policy and percent they must be in attendance to participate in graduation ceremony;  this will be changed to 90%;  the second change on page 32 , pertaining to language removed  from procedures for investigation with law enforcement and the removal of CCEA/CESPA involvement;  this language will be added back;  


Closing Questions/Comments

  • Superintendent Davis briefly discussed his selection that will transition into the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and his desire to change the Chief of Secondary Education position to become Chief of Elementary Education;
  • Concern was expressed about HR procedures with respect to advertising positions; Superintendent Davis clarified that he has and will continue to follow HR best practices and will work to hire the best candidate for all positions in order to improve teaching and learning;  he also noted that under his leadership positions have been posted a minimum of 5 days;
  • Band concerns/uniforms and fundraising - Superintendent Davis will compile a  breakdown of the costs from all high schools and provide this information to the Board.  Junior high costs will always be included in this breakdown.  
Questions from the Audience
Superintendent Comments
School Board Comments
Adjournment  (10:29 a.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chair