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School Board of Clay County
District Office accounts Payable Conference Room, 814 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs
October 23, 2018 - School Board Workshop
Date: Oct 23 2018 (9:00 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. Review Draft Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting on November 1, 2018

Recognitions and Awards

  • 2018 Founders' Week Art Contest Winners


  • C1 Minutes of previous meetings - no discussion;
  • C2 Personnel Consent Agenda - no discussion;
  • C3 - Student Travel K-12 Academics - routine trips for student conferences and competitions;
  • C4 Proclamation 19-05 Family Engagement Month - no discussion;
  • C5 Proposed Allocation changes for 2018-19 - new columns added to separate base salary and benefits; 
  • C6 Monthly Financial Report for September - no discussion;
  • C7 Deletion of Certain Items Report - no discussion;
  • C8 Pre-Qualification of Contractors - routine;
  • C9 C/O 5 (DP) for FIHS AICE Facility - direct purchase cost savings of $28,095;  


  • D1 HR Special Actions - no discussion;
  • D2 Public Hearing on revisions to Policy $.12 (I) Medication for Students - public hearing on advertised revisions;

Closing Questions and Comments

  • This month, Superintendent Davis will begin a series of monthly Community Connection video messages.  This month's focus will be on bullying. 
  • Board Attorney David D'Agata discussed his resignation to be effective December 21, 2018.  Discussion followed about how the Board should proceed with future legal services and hiring a new attorney.  An item will be added to the November 1st agenda to continue discussion:  Discuss and give direction on process for employing legal services.
  • There was discussion about the process for student discipline and for bringing expulsion cases to the Board.  Mr. Davis will include an update in his followup to the Board. 
  • A reminder was given about the Board workshop scheduled for October 30, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. to continue review of Board policies. 
  • There was brief discussion about the effects of Hurricane Michael on school districts in the panhandle.  As a result, Clay County may be picking up additional students in the Clay Virtual Academy.  
  • Positive comments were made about the successful second FirstBooks event.  Approximately 1821 attended.  Leftover books will be sent to Jackson County as part of the disaster relief drive.
  • Mrs. Bolla requested consideration of a workshop to discuss a proactive plan for the growth expected in Clay County over the next few years. The workshop will be planned for January after the holidays.  Mrs. Studdard plans to put an item on the January agenda to review the Superintendent's salary. 
Questions from the Audience
Superintendent Comments
School Board Comments
Adjournment  (9:52 a.m.)
Superintendent of Schools School Board Chair