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School Board of Clay County
Teacher Inservice Center, Fleming Island High School, 2233 Village Square Parkway
May 31, 2017 - School Board Workshop
Date: May 31 2017 (10:00 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. Legislative Update - Southern Strategy Group
2017 General Appropriations Act and Budget Bills Summary.pdf
2017 Legislative update Clay County.pdf
2017 Substantive Bill Summaries.pdf

Matt Brockelman and Allyce Heflin, from the Southern Strategy Group, gave a recap of the 2017 Legislative Session.  The update included a post-Session briefing on changes that affect K-12 education.  Ms. Heflin highlighted budget related bills, and other substantive bills, including House Bill 7069.  


Following the presentation, there was brief Board discussion about the Southern Strategy contract which will be placed on the agenda for June 29th.  Mr. Brockelman agreed to send the Board an itemized accounting of the services they have provided to the district.  


Question from the Audience:  Tracy Butler expressed concern about confusion over VAM.  


2. Update on 2016-2017 Projected Final Budget and 2017-2018 Proposed Budget
Board WorkshopAllFunds 5-31 PPT.pdf
Org Charts - 2017-2018.pdf
Org Charts - Changes.pdf

Dr. Susan Legutko, Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs, began by emphasizing that all information presented is tentative as the district continues to operate and close out the 2016-2017 budget year.  Dr. Legutko's presentation included the following:

  • Total projected revenues for 2017-2018 is $273M;
  • Total projected expenditures (General Fund) is $271M.
  • A projected 4.0% fund balance for 6/30/2017 and 4.3% projected fund balance for 6/30/2018;
  • Projected $20M beginning fund balance on July 1, 2017;
  • Salaries and Benefits reflect 81% of the district's budget;
  • Debt Service is projected at $5.2M;

Question from the Audience:  Renna Lee Paiva asked for clarification on Best & Brightest as it pertains to principals.  


Following the budget presentation, Superintendent Davis shared his staffing plan for 2017-2018 through organizational charts reflecting district leadership positions. Cabinet members reviewed their respective 2017-2018 Division charts and explained the changes over 2016-2017:

Questions from the Audience
Superintendent Comments
School Board Comments
Adjournment  (2:03 p.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chairman