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School Board of Clay County
District Multi-Purpose Center, Corner of Walnut Street & Gratio Place, Green Cove Springs, FL
May 25, 2021 - School Board Workshop
Date: May 25 2021 (9:00 a.m.)
Invocation  (Ashley Gilhousen)
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 June 3, 2021

Recognitions and Awards:

  • Recognize Students with Perfect Attendance, K-6, K-8, and K-12 - no discussion;
  • Recognize Social Studies Teachers of the Year - no discussion;
  • Recognition of First Coast Wellness Platinum Award for Clay County District Schools - no discussion;


  • Clay Education Foundation Update - no discussion;

Consent Agenda:

  • C1 Minutes of Workshop on April 27, 2021 and Regular Meeting on May 6, 2021 - no discussion;
  • C2 Payment of Annual Membership Dues for 2021-2022 to Florida School Boards Association - no discussion;
  • C3 SentinelOne Antivirus - contract addresses the importance of security in technology and is three years in length;
  • C4 Personnel Consent Agenda - administrative reappointments and transfers will be included in this item;
  • C5 K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight Student Travel - no discussion;
  • C6 Approval to Advertise and Notice of Public Hearing to Approve Modifications to the 2020-2021 Student Progression Plan - no discussion;
  • C7 Approval for new 3-year Florida Virtual School Curriculum Contract for K-12 - no discussion;
  • C8 Approval for the Purchase of Lexia's Core5® Reading and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® for Intensive Reading - program provides for an increased focus on literacy to support adopted standards and incorporates Tier 3 interventions;
  • C9 Advanced Medical Personnel Services 20-21 - Mrs. Kerekes requested clarification of funding source and item will be revised to reflect General Fund within the financial impact section;
  • C10 Western Governors University Student Teaching Agreement - no discussion;
  • C11 Advertisement and Notice of Public Hearing 2021-2022 Student & Family Handbook and Code of Student Conduct - cell phone policy revisions previously discussed and requested by the board have been incorporated and there are revisions to the discipline matrix to provide administrators with greater flexibility to individualize discipline incidents and incorporate restorative practices;
  • C12 Proposed Allocation Changes for 2021-2022 - no discussion;
  • C13 Monthly Financial Reports for April, 2021 - no discussion;
  • C14 Budget Amendment for Month Ending April 30, 2021 - no discussion;
  • C15 Deletion of Certain Items Report - May, 2021 - no discussion;
  • C16 BID Renewal - no discussion;
  • C17 Pre-Qualification of Contractors - no discussion;
  • C18 Change Order #2 for Tynes Elementary School New Classroom Addition - project will be complete prior to the start of  the 2021-2022 school year;
  • C19 Substantial and Final Completion of Ridgeview Elementary School Parking Lot Lighting Repair/Replacement - Mrs. Kerekes requested to know the status of all parking lot revisions and Mrs. Ellis, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, advised there are quite a few parking lots remaining that require repair/replacement;
  • C20 Substantial and Final Completion of Oakleaf Junior High School Security Lighting Repair/Replacement - no discussion

Discussion Agenda:

  • D1 Approval to Advertise and Notice of Public Hearing to Approve the 2021-2022 Clay County District Schools Phase II: Smart Restart School Reopening Plan - Superintendent Broskie highlighted changes to the current plan, emphasizing the desire to return learning environments to a pre-pandemic model while emphasizing the need to maintain a safe environment for students and employees.  Consideration was given to the recommendations of the governor, commissioner of education. and the Florida surgeon general to discontinue the practice of mandatory face coverings.  Face coverings for graduation ceremonies and the 2021-2022 school year (beginning June 14th with Extended School Year) will be encouraged and optional.  Schools will continue the practice of submitting individualized plans to achieve optimal spacing within school settings and during transitional periods.  OneClayOnline will no longer be an option for virtual learning, mentors and volunteers will be brought back in a phased approach, and field trips will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The Clay County Department of Health will continue to perform any necessary contact tracing.  The board consensus was one of support for this reopening plan.
  • D2 Human Resources Special Action A - no discussion.
Questions from the Audience  (None)
Superintendent Comments  (None)
School Board Comments
2. School Board Member Comments

Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney, advised he would send information out prior to the June 3rd meeting relative to the board's request to review SB Policy 1.02(E)(4) for discussion during the school board attorney and board member comments portion of that meeting.  Mrs. Kerekes requested clarification as to whether this would be an action item.  Mr. Bickner advised board consensus was for a review of the policy prior to consideration of action/revision.  Mrs. Kerekes expressed her desire to revise this policy.

Board members are looking forward to graduation ceremonies, are appreciative of the athletic awards celebrations planned by John Sgromolo, Coordinator of District Athletics, and made note of both current and prior students being featured on local and national television stations for their impressive achievements as they continue to excel.

Mrs. Bullock requested to know the status of the feasibility study being completed relative to the Keystone area schools.  Mrs. Ellis advised the report should be completed by the end of next week.

Mrs. Kerekes expressed concern re insulation that is hanging from the welding room at Orange Park High School and the need to address this safety issue as soon as possible.

Adjournment  (9:41 a.m.)
Superintendent of Schools Board Chair