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School Board of Clay County
District Multi-Purpose Center, corner of Walnut Street & Gratio Place, Green Cove Springs
July 25, 2023 - School Board Workshop
Date: Jul 25 2023 (10:00 a.m.)
Invocation  (Ashley Gilhousen)
Call to Order  (Present: Erin Skipper, District 1; Mary Bolla, District 2; Beth Clark, District 3, Michele Hanson, District 4; Ashley Gilhousen, District 5; and Superintendent David S. Broskie. This meeting was called to order at 12:25 p.m.)
Workshop Items
1. Review Draft Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting on August 3, 2023
August-3-2023-regular-school-board-meeting_agenda_packet (1).pdf


  • Recognize National Winners of Career and Technical Student Organization - no discussion;

Consent Agenda:

  • C1 Minutes of School Board Workshop and Special Meeting on June 20, 2023; Student Discipline Hearings and Regular Meeting on June 29, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C2 Lightspeed Systems - no discussion;
  • C3 Personnel Consent Agenda - no discussion;
  • C4 2023-24 Early College Program (formerly Collegiate High School) Contract Between the School Board of Clay County and District Board of Trustees of St. Johns River State College - no discussion;
  • C5 K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel - no discussion;
  • C6 2023-2024 Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement Between School Board of Clay County and Florida State College of Jacksonville - no discussion;
  • C7 Proposed Revision to Pace Employee and Student Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year - no discussion;
  • C8 Approval of the Curriculum Associates agreement for the purchase of i-Ready Mathematics K-5 and Ellevation Platform for the 2023-2024 School Year - no discussion;
  • C9 Approval for the Purchase of Achieve3000 blended Literacy Solution for the 2023-2024 - Mrs.Hanson noted concerns with the cost and effectiveness of this supplemental resource based on her personal experience and that of her colleagues, indicating that this curriculum is being used in such a way that it can have an adverse effect on students' grades, does not align with standards, takes away from the quality classroom instruction identified on the current strategic plan, and is an unvetted and potential duplicate resource; Superintendent Broskie advised that this is a supplementary curriculum and that it could be improved by implementing more professional learning with less reliance on technology, but he does not want to pull a support away from a teacher without consideration of the timing of that change;
  • C10 2023-2024 Professional Development Advisory Council Membership - no discussion;
  • C11 Resident Clinical Faculty Memorandum of Understanding between Clay County District Schools and the University of North Florida - no discussion;
  • C12 Affiliation Agreement between Clay County District Schools and Liberty University (LU) - no discussion;
  • C13 Navigate 360, LLC curriculum to meet requirements set forth under Rule 6A-1.094124, F.A.C.) - no discussion;
  • C14 2023-2024 Clay County School Board Agreement with Flagler Health for BRAVE Program - no discussion;
  • C15 Proposed Allocation Changes for 2023-2024 - no discussion;
  • C16 Deletion of Certain Items Report July, 2023 - no discussion;
  • C17 BID to be Awarded - no discussion;
  • C18 Prequalification of Contractors - no discussion;
  • C19 School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation (PSM) Development Agreement for Holstein Commercial, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (Bella Lago SFA) - no discussion;
  • C20 Clay High School Gym Renovations Contract Award - no discussion;
  • C21 Substantial Completion of Spring Park Elementary School - no discussion;
  • C22 Change Order #2 for Middleburg High School Cafeteria Expansion - no discussion;
  • C23 Change Order #2 for Ridgeview Elementary School Roof Repair/Replacement Buildings 1, 2, & 3 - Shingles and Kitchen/Cafeteria Renovations - no discussion;
  • C24 Fleming Island High School Replace Batting Practice Building and Erosion Control Contract Award - no discussion;
  • C25 Change Order #1 for Middleburg High School Safety & Security Single Key Access Initiative - no discussion;
  • C26 Change Order #1 for Keystone Heights High School Safety & Security Single Key Access Initiative - no discussion;
  • C27 Change Order #2 for Wilkinson Elementary School Kitchen/Cafeteria Renovations (Freezer/Cooler Replacement/Ceilings) - no discussion;
  • C28 Change Order #1 for Orange Park Junior High School Restroom Renovations - no discussion;
  • C29 Change Order #1 for Lakeside Junior high School Restroom Renovations - no discussion;
  • C30 Architect Contract Award - Classroom Addition Prototype for Oakleaf Junior High School, Lake Asbury Junior High School and Future Reuse - no discussion;

Discussion Agenda:

  • D1 Human Resources Special Action A - no discussion;
  • D2 Human Resources Special Action B - no discussion;
  • D3 Public Hearing to Approve as Advertised Modifications to the 2022-2023 Student Progression Plan - no discussion;
  • D4 Public Hearing, as Advertised, for 95 Acre Land Purchase Located at 2770 Russell Road - no discussion;


2. Update for the 2023 - 2024 School Year

Superintendent Broskie noted staffing success in the transportation department and mentioned the challenges that are typically experienced during the first week of school.  Board members were invited to attend events at Spring Park Elementary (8:30), Clay High (9:30), and Green Cove Springs Jr. High (10:40) on the first day of school. 

3. Middleburg High School Gym Dedication (Information Only)

In accordance with SB Policy 6.00 L 4 (d), the Middleburg High Gymnasium is being dedicated in honor of Carrie Prewitt, a retired 38-year educator and volleyball coach at Middleburg High.

Questions from the Audience  (None)
Superintendent Comments  (None)
School Board Attorney Comments  (None)
School Board Comments
4. School Board Member Comments

Mrs. Hanson would like the financial information to be transparent and easy enough for the average person to understand.  She feels all could benefit from some additional time each month to address questions from constituents and obtain explanations, in layman's terms, to assist in communicating with the public.  Dr. Susan Legutko, Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs, will provide additional clarity on financial issues at workshops beginning in October, 2023.

Mrs. Gilhousen noted she was approached by several staff members who requested the board receive additional information on the current services being provided through the Clay County District Schools Police Department.  There will be an informational presentation provided on CCDSPD at the August workshop.

Mrs. Bolla noted upcoming dates, times, and locations for Tools4Schools event opportunities for teachers to obtain needed classroom supplies.

Mrs. Clark requested an update on the achievements of the Southern Group.  Superintendent Broskie advised CCDS was granted two of its three requests, receiving an expansion of Elevation Academy at Bannerman Learning Center and an expansion of Career and Technical Education programs for Fleming Island High with the addition of a CNA program and partnership with Baptist, a combined value of approximately $600,000.

Adjournment  (1:01 p.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chair