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ORLANDO, FLORIDA August 26, 2003

The School Board of Orange County, Florida, met in regular meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. Present were: Judge Richardson Roach, chairman; Timothy Shea (left at 6:55 p.m.), Joie Cadle, Kathleen B. Gordon and Berton R. Carrier, school board members; Deborah Manuel, deputy superintendent, instruction and curriculum services; Andrew B. Thomas, school board attorney; and Ronald Blocker, superintendent.

Karen Ardaman, vice chairman and Susan Arkin, school board member, were both absent due to illness.

At 4:40 p.m., the board held an agenda review session for the 5:30 p.m. board meeting.

The session adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

The special order speaker Judith Hope did not appear to address the board at 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Carrier asked everyone to remember OCPS bus driver Selena Fossitt, who lost both her father and brother to heart attacks.

The Pledge of Allegiance followed a moment of silence.

Mrs. Cadle welcomed Jesse Stevens and Steven Shobono, members of Boy Scout Troop 608, who were attending a board meeting to earn their star badge. She also recognized Steven's father.

Mr. Roach welcomed students from a government class at Cypress Creek High School.

The chairman announced that any individual who would like to address an item on the agenda could do so by completing the appropriate form at the board table.

Report ? K12 Planet: Joe Basgall, chief operations officer, gave a power point presentation on K12 Planet. K12Planet is a communication system for parents, students, and teachers.

Jeff Gallup, a teacher at Ocoee M.S. and principal Kate Clark discussed how K12 Planet was being utilized at their school.

There was discussion by board members.

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Roach that the superintendent be directed to implement K12Planet in all Orange County Public Schools.

Mr. Shea stated that he would postpone consideration of this motion until the next board meeting.

There was further discussion by board members.

At the prerogative of the chairman, newly appointed administrators to be approved on the consent agenda were moved to this portion of the agenda.

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Mr. Blocker recognized the following: Ava Green, assistant principal, Discovery Middle; Lori Benton, assistant principal, Oakshire Elementary; and Robert Proie, director of maintenance.

Adoption of Agenda: Mr. Blocker requested the following changes to the agenda: an addendum to 1.1 (Request Approval of Personnel Agenda Dated August 26, 2003 Including the Designation/Creation of Positions to be Filled, the Minimum Job Qualifications for the Positions, Salary Schedules, Appointments, and Terminations of Select Personnel as Shown Thereon); and the withdrawal of 8.3 (Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Eleanor Fisher Property ? (Fisher Plantation), 8.4 (Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Townes of Lake Underhill), 8.5 (Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Better Built Homes (Waikiki Beach) and 8.6 (Request Approval of Amending the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Morgran Company (Morgran).

Mr. Roach requested that 9.5 (Request Approval to Purchase Filter Inventory From All Season's Heating and Cooling) be moved to Nonconsent #2.

The chairman found good cause to amend the agenda as requested.

It was moved by Mr. Carrier and seconded by Mrs. Cadle that the agenda amended be approved.

The motion passed 5-0 (with Mrs. Ardaman and Mrs. Arkin absent).

Adoption of the Consent Agenda: It was moved by Mr. Carrier and seconded by Mrs. Gordon that the consent agenda be approved.

1. Human Resources and Labor Relations

(Legally Required Board Action)

1.1 Request Approval of Personnel Agenda Dated August 26, 2003

Including the Designation/Creation of Positions to be Filled, the Minimum

Job Qualifications for the Positions, Salary Schedules, Appointments, and

Terminations of Select Personnel as Shown Thereon Addendum

2. Approve Student Expulsions (none)

(Legally Required Board Action)

3. Approve Grant Applications

(Legally Required Board Action)

3.1 Request Approval of Additional Grant Applications Submitted Under the

2003-2004 Mayor's Educational Partnership Grant Program

3.2 Request Approval of an Application to the Florida Department of Education

for a Boys & Girls Clubs Mentoring Services Grant

3.3 Request Approval to Purchase Services From Performance Learning

Systems to Provide Coaching and Mentoring Training to American History

Teachers Under the Teaching American History Grant

3.4 Request Approval of Grant Contract With the University of Central Florida

Flare Office to pay for a Literacy Coordinator for the Reading Professional

Development Pilot Program

3.5 Request Approval of the Submission of a Secondary Reading Coach Model

Grant to the Florida Department of Education

3.6 Request Approval to Continue Partnership With Winter Park Health

Foundation for the School Nursing Initiative

3.7 Request Approval to Partner with the Winter Park Health Foundation, to

Fund a Practitioner at Glenridge Middle School

4. Approve Education Services Related Items

(Legally Required Board Action)

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4.1 Request Approval to Purchase TSI Educational Consulting Inc. Dr. Marc

Lavasseur for the 2003-2004 School Year

4.2 Request Approval of Agreement With Educational and Leadership Training,

Inc. for the 2003-2004 School Year

4.3 Request Approval of Purchase of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy

Skills (DIBELS) Materials

5. Approve Work Force Education Issues

(Legally Required Board Action)

5.1 Request Approval of Cooperative Agreement With Orange County

Corrections Department to Provide a Comprehensive System of Care That

Meets the Health and Educational Needs of Adult Inmates and Youthful

Offenders Assigned to Orange County Corrections Facilities

5.2 Request Approval of Cooperative Agreement With the Universal Behavioral

Center to Provide A Comprehensive System of Care That Meets the Health

and Educational Needs of Students Being Served

6. Approve Curriculum, ESE & Multilingual Services (Legally Required Board Action)

6.1 Request Approval of the Agreement With the School Board of Lake County

for the Provisions of Programs and Services to Exceptional Education

Students Attending Private/Parochial Schools

6.2 Request Approval to Establish an Agreement for Services With Performance

Learning Systems for a Comprehensive District-wide Reading Strategies

Training to Impact all School-based Work Locations

6.3 Request Approval of Continuation Agreement With Orange County, Florida

for Head Start Services

6.4 Request Approval of an Extension to the Agreement With Voyager

Expanded Learning, Inc., for the Purpose of Implementing the Voyager

Universal Literacy System

7. Approve Operations Issues

(Legally Required Board Action)

7.1 Request Approval of Bids to be Awarded ? August 26, 2003

7.2 Request Approval of Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claim: Jean

Carter v. Orange County School Board

7.3 Request Approval of Payment to the City of Orlando for Landscape and

Maintenance Costs for the Educational Leadership Center and the Orlando

Tech

8. Approve Business and Finance Functions

(Legally Required Board Action)

8.1 Request Approval of the Fixed Asset Deletion and Restoration Report

8.2 Request Approval of the Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility

Planning with Orange County and the Municipalities of Apopka, Eatonville,

Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Windermere, Winter Garden, and

Winter Park

8.3 Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Eleanor

Fisher Property ? (Fisher Plantation) Withdrawn

8.4 Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Townes of

Lake Underhill Withdrawn

8.5 Request Approval of the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ? Better Built

Homes (Waikiki Beach) Withdrawn

8.6 Request Approval of Amending the Capacity Enhancement Agreement ?

Morgran Company (Morgran) Withdrawn

9. Approve Construction Related Issues

(Legally Required By Law)

9.1 Request Approval of the Certificate of final Inspection for the Immediate

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Needs Project at Union Park Middle School 9.2 Request Approval of Phase III Final Construction Documents at New Orlo

Vista Elementary School 9.3 Request Approval of Construction Manager at Risk for New Meadowbrook

Middle School 9.4 Request Approval of Change Order No. 3 to J. A. Jones Construction

Company at Boone High School 9.5 Request Approval to Purchase Filter Inventory From All Season's Heating

and Cooling Moved to Nonconsent #2 10. Approve Change Orders (none) (Board Policy EL11/Legally Require Board Action) 11. Approve Legal/Audit Issues 12. Accept Superintendent's Monitoring Reports

The motion passed 5-0.

Nonconsent #1 ? Approve Minutes ? August 12, 2003 Board Meeting: It was moved by Mr. Carrier and seconded by Mrs. Gordon that the minutes be approved.

The motion passed 5-0.

Nonconsent #2 (9.5) - Request Approval to Purchase Filter Inventory From All Season's Heating and Cooling: Mr. Roach stated the reasons for his opposition to this agenda item.

Mr. Blocker stated that the filters had been verified by the procurement and facilities departments and OCPS employees would be putting in the filters.

There was discussion by board members, the superintendent and Mr. Basgall.

This item was approved by the board.

Statement of Policy Level Issues the Board Would Like to Agenda for Subsequent Meetings or Work Sessions: Board members discussed the following topics: scheduling a work session to look at the policy regarding the naming of new schools; scheduling a work session to discuss site-based management and MWBE concerns.

School Board Committee Reports: Mr. Carrier reported that the facilities usage focus group met and that a meeting will be scheduled with principals.

Mr. Roach highlighted the FOCUS meeting held on August 25, in which Orange County government outlined its need to increase recreational activities in certain areas of the county.

Mrs. Gordon reported that she attended the Florida School Boards Association Board of Directors Retreat. She highlighted upcoming activities and will bring a motion to the next board meeting for the board to consider master board training.

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Information and Future Meeting Dates: Mr. Blocker reported that SAT and ACT scores had arrived. The number of students taking the SAT increased, which is important. However, as often happens, this led to a decrease in overall performance. The scores on the ACT remained at the previous year's level.

Mr. Blocker announced the following upcoming meetings:

August 28, 2003

7:00 p.m.

Citizenship Linkage Session

September 8, 2003

3:30 p.m.

Executive Session ? Bargaining Issues

September 9, 2003

5:30 p.m.

Board Meeting

September 11, 2003

3:30 p.m.

Work Session - Communication Plan/ Recommendations from SAFE Advisory

September 16, 2003

3:30 p.m.

Work Session ? IT 3-Year Plan

September 18, 2003

3:30 p.m.

Work Session ? Board Issues

September 23, 2003

5:30 p.m.

Board Meeting

The meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m. to Conference Rooms A & B for a debriefing session.

_____________________ Chairman

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_____________________ Secretary

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Nondiscrimination Statement

The School Board of Orange County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability or any other reason prohibited by law. The equal opportunity supervisor responsible for compliance is Emma Newton, Chief Human Resources Officer, and she may be contacted at the Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida, 32801, (407) 317-3239.

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