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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

MINUTES - REGULAR SESSION MAY 25, 2010

CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE AND BOARD MEMBER COMMENT The regular meeting of the School Board of Volusia County, Florida was called to order by Chairman Candace Lankford at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand, Florida, and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Mr. Schmidt congratulated Dr. Smith on being selected as one of the Volusia/Flagler Business Report's 2010 Influential Women in Business. Dr. Williams recited the district Vision Statement and, noting the recent graduations, expressed appreciation to teachers and administrators for a job well done; he also encouraged everyone to do what they could to protect public education. Present: Dr. Margaret A. Smith, superintendent; Mr. Ted Doran, school board attorney; and the following board members:

Ms. Candace Lankford, District 1, Chairman Mr. Stan Schmidt, District 3, Vice Chairman

Mrs. Diane Smith, District 5 Ms. Judy Conte, District 4 Dr. Al Williams, District 2

MINUTES Action: Approval of May 11, 2010, Regular School Board Meeting minutes. Motion: Moved by Dr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Schmidt and carried unanimously.

AGENDA CHANGES 1. Added Consent Agenda Item 2-e-12 Facilities Services: The superintendent

recommends approval of Amendment No. 1 to establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the conversion to a K-8 facility project at Holly Hill Elementary, Holly Hill, Florida, as submitted by Wharton-Smith, Inc., Sanford, Florida, (BRPH Architects-Engineers), (sales tax/COPS), (drawings and specifications approved January 12, 2010). This information was unavailable at the time the agenda was printed. The chairman found the change was made for good cause.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR APPROVAL ITEMS None.

AGENDA AND CONSENT ITEMS Action: Approval of the school board agenda in its entirety as well as all proposed actions

within the consent agenda, as follows. Motion: Moved by Mrs. Smith, seconded by Mr. Schmidt and carried unanimously.

Curriculum and School Improvement Services 1. The 2009-2010 School Advisory Council membership changes from Atlantic High, Blue

Lake Elementary, Chisholm Elementary, Coronado Beach Elementary, Creekside Middle, DeBary Elementary, Deltona Middle, Enterprise Elementary, Forest Lake Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Galaxy Middle, George Marks Elementary, David C. Hinson Middle, Holly Hill Elementary, Holly Hill Middle, Horizon Elementary, Ormond Beach Elementary, Ortona Elementary, Osteen Elementary, Pine Ridge High, Pine Trail Elementary, Port Orange Elementary, Pride Elementary, Read Pattillo Elementary, Seabreeze High, South Daytona Elementary, Spirit Elementary, Spruce Creek Elementary, Spruce Creek High, Edith I. Starke Elementary, Sugar Mill Elementary,

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T.DeWitt Taylor Middle-High, Timbercrest Elementary, Turie T. Small Elementary, and Woodward Elementary. 2. The 2010-2011 School Advisory Council (SAC) memberships for all schools with the exception of the following who will submit their membership lists in August 2010: Alternative Education/Placement, Chiles Academy, Community Center Learning East and Storefront East, Community Center Learning West and Storefront West, Richard Milburn Academy East, and University High School. These are the results of the SAC 2010-2011 elections; remaining vacancies to meet statutory requirements will be filled through appointment in August when the 2010-2011 SAC is seated. 3. Agreement with Educational Products and Services, and K12 Florida LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) to provide eligible kindergarten through eighth grade students a virtual instruction program, VCSB No. 4719. The provider will also furnish the computer hardware and internet connection for students in the program who qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Programs/Grants Development Services 1. Submission to the Florida Department of Education a Title III, Part A: Supplementary

Instructional Support for English Language Learners (ELL) Grant application for the 2010-2011 school year in the total amount of $450,977.00 and authorized necessary budget amendments. (Fund Source: Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement funds [CFDA 84.365A].)

Human Resources 1. Listed instructional, support and managerial/non-bargaining personnel appointments,

transfers, leaves of absence, suspension, resignations and separation as recorded in the Supplemental Minute Book (SMB) for Human Resources. All vacant positions outside of the classroom and not directly related to student health and safety are subject to intensive review prior to being filled.

Financial Services 1. April 30, 2010 Monthly Financial Statement including the cash report and the capital

projects report.

Facilities Services 1. Addendum No. 1 to the piggyback construction management contract with Strategic

Facilities Development, Inc., Longwood, Florida, for continuing contract services, construction management at risk, for projects less than $1,000,000, VCSB No. 4720. 2. Amendment No. 1 to establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the renovations for building 500 (HVAC) project at DeLand Middle, DeLand, Florida, as submitted by Strategic Facilities Development, Inc., Longwood, Florida, (Parker Stephens, Inc.), (LCIF), (drawings and specifications approved February 10, 2010), VCSB No. 4721. 3. Amendment No. 1 to establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the nine classroom addition project at Horizon Elementary, Port Orange, Florida, as submitted by Hall Construction Company, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida, (Hawkins, Hall & Ogle Architects), (impact fees), (drawings and specifications approved April 13, 2010), VCSB No. 4722. 4. The 2009-2010 Annual Comprehensive Safety Inspection Reports. 5. Certificate of Prequalification, in accordance with School Board Policy No. 604, for Ryman Construction of Florida, Inc., Zephyrhills, Florida, for general construction projects. 6. Renewal of the following Certificates of Prequalification, in accordance with School Board Policy No. 604: a. Abba Construction, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, for general construction projects; b. Ferran Services & Contracting, Inc., Orlando, Florida, for electrical projects; c. Ferran Services & Contracting, Inc., Orlando, Florida, for mechanical projects;

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d. Tecta America South Florida, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida, for roofing projects; and e. ThadCon, LLC, Daytona Beach, Florida, for underground utility construction projects. 7. Final construction documents (phase III) drawings and specifications for walkway column repair at Osceola Elementary, Ormond Beach, Florida, (fci Structural Engineers), (LCIF). Current construction cost estimate is $35,000 and available funds are $47,980. 8. Presentation of tabulation and recommendation of Bid No. C-042, partial campus reroofing at Westside Elementary, Daytona Beach, Florida, (A/R/C Associates), (LCIF), (drawings and specifications approved February 23, 2010), recorded in the SMB for Bids. (All bids rejected). 9. Acknowledged administratively approved Change Order Number 9 (add) to the construction contract for campus renovations at New Smyrna Beach Middle, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, (BRPH Architects-Engineers), (LCIF fund balance), which was administratively approved May 6, 2010, in accordance with School Board Policy No. 608. 10. The following Change Orders: a. Change Order Number 2 (deduct) to the construction contract for partial roof

replacement at Osceola Elementary, Ormond Beach, Florida, (A/R/C Associates), (LCIF fund balance); b. Change Order Number 1 (add) to the construction contract for ITV relocation at University High, Orange City, Florida, (Matern Professional Engineering), (LCIF fund balance); and c. Change Order Number 11 (deduct) to the construction contract for new construction at Elementary "Z", DeLand, Florida, (Hawkins, Hall & Ogle Architects), (sales tax fund balance). 11. Certificates of Final Inspection for the following construction projects: a. New covered walkways at Deltona Middle, Deltona, Florida, (Group 942 Architecture), (LCIF); and b. Campus wide HVAC at Timbercrest Elementary, Deltona, Florida, (Parker Stephens, Inc.), (LCIF). 12. Amendment No. 1 to establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the conversion to a K8 facility project at Holly Hill Elementary, Holly Hill, Florida, as submitted by WhartonSmith, Inc., Sanford, Florida, (BRPH Architects-Engineers), (sales tax/COPS), (drawings and specifications approved January 12, 2010), VCSB No. 4723.

Administrative Services Purchasing ? as recorded in the SMB for Bids: 1. Bid Renewal: Bid No. E-469RJ, Classroom Amplification System, for Management

Information Services. 2. Add Vendor: Bid No. E-002KP, I T Hardware & Software Percentage Discount, for

district-wide use. 3. Bid No. SWC-035RJ, Cafeteria Small Wares & Equipment, for School Way Caf?. 4. Bid No. PL-038KP, P.E. & Athletic Equipment ? University High School, for University

High School. 5. Bid No. CL-039KP, Music Equipment, Instruments, & Color Guard Accessories ?

University High School, for University High School.

Office of the Superintendent ? Donations Listed by school, donation amount, purpose of donation, and donor: Deltona High: $800.00, Track Team, Volusia Association of Team Moms, Inc., Deltona, FL Forest Lake Elementary: $504.00 Media Center, Forest Lake Elementary PTO, Deltona, FL New Smyrna Beach High: $500.00, General Fund, Volusia County Sheriff's Office,

DeLand, FL Ormond Beach Middle: $3,000.00, Staff Development, Radiology Imaging Associates, PA,

Daytona Beach, FL

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Pathways Elementary: $950.00, Multi-VE Sensory Room, Fraternal Order of Eagles #3800, Ormond Beach, FL

Pierson Elementary: $1,100.00, 1st Grade Field Trip, Pierson Elementary PTO, Pierson, FL South Daytona Elementary: $550.00, 2nd Grade Program, Pilot Club of Halifax Area, Inc.,

Ormond Beach, FL Spruce Creek High: $500.00, Football Program, Jeff Evans State Farm Insurance, Port

Orange, FL; $500.00, Honors Banquet, Town & Country Insurance, Port Orange, FL; and $1,000.00, IB Scholarships, FUTURES, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL Starke Elementary: $1,000.00, Physical Education, Judith Thompson, DeLand, FL

SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Memorial Day Holiday: May 31-All Schools and District Offices Closed Summer Schedule for 12-Month Employees: June 7 through August 5, 4-Day 10-Hour

Work Week ? all schools & district offices closed on Fridays; exception is July 6-9, 8-

hour days (due to July 5th holiday); begin normal 5-day work week on August 9

Last Day of School: June 8-Students; June 10-Teachers Instructional Job Fair ? "By Invitation Only": June 11, Mainland High Next School Board Meeting: June 8, 4:00 p.m., DAC-Board Room.

SUPERINTENDENT'S PRESENTATIONS Dr. Margaret A. Smith, superintendent, stated budget presentations have been made at the last several board meetings where board members have had opportunity to discuss the district's budget with staff; the 2010-11 capital and operating budgets will be presented at the June 22 school board meeting; tentative budget adoption is July 27 and final budget adoption is September 14; current status ? less state revenue received and many increased expenses with the largest being the Class Size Amendment; the initial budget shortfall of $27 million has been reduced but a $17 million shortfall will need to be addressed; the last two years the district's budget has been reduced $54 million; 80-85% of the budget is comprised of personnel and reductions will impact all classification levels of employees.

RECOGNITIONS DeLand Area School of Government Program Mr. Jason Caros, social studies specialist, introduced and recognized DeLand Mayor Robert Apgar, DeLand City Manager Michael Pleus and DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenny Stumbras for their continued involvement and support of the DeLand Area School of Government, a co-curricular civics program started in 2005 for high school juniors at DeLand and Taylor high schools that includes student visits to area municipalities and state government in Tallahassee. Ms. Stumbras recognized Joseph Davis, a DeLand High student who spoke at Volusia Days in Tallahassee on the importance of jobs and employment. Chairman Lankford presented a plaque to the group.

State Champions - New Smyrna Beach High Boys Weightlifting Team Dr. Mary Patt Kennedy, area superintendent, introduced Dr. Carol Kelley, New Smyrna Beach High principal, who introduced and recognized the New Smyrna Beach High boys weightlifting team and their coach Tim McRae for winning the state weightlifting championship. Dr. Kelley shared information regarding Coach McRae's stellar career in weightlifting: high school state champion, attended two Olympics, ranked eighth in the world, silver and bronze medals at the 1995 Pan American games, five-time national weightlifting champion, first American to hold nine American records in three different weight classes, U.S. Weightlifting Federation Athlete of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and under his tutelage nine students, boys and girls, have won individual state titles. Dr. Kelley stated the New Smyrna Beach High weightlifting team won the state championship title with the largest point margin (17) in seven years and introduced team members, Hussain Butt*, John Cummings,

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Dominick DeLucia, Matt Hall, Kyle Harrelson, Tho Hoang*, Eric Laffey*, Brandon Mason* and Kevin Wood (* denotes individual state title).

Igniting Creative Energy Challenge State Winner - Morgan Jowers, DeLand High Student Mr. Bobby Menendez, area superintendent, Mr. Mitch Moyer, DeLand High principal, and Ms. Amy Monahan, DeLand High teacher, recognized Morgan Jowers, DeLand High junior, for being named the Florida winner of the National Energy Foundation's national competition, Igniting Creative Energy Challenge. Ms. Jowers created a video regarding Earthships, sustainable homes made of recycled materials.

Tomoka Elementary - President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Demonstration School

Mr. Stan Whitted, area superintendent, Ms. Julie Johnson, Tomoka Elementary principal, and Ms. Jennifer Evans, Tomoka Elementary teacher, recognized Tomoka Elementary's physical education program for being named a President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Demonstration School; the school received a certificate and a flag to display. Tomoka Elementary was selected based on the quality of their school physical education program, which will serve as a model for other schools in the state of Florida and the nation. Ms. Evans stated out of approximately 600 Tomoka students tested 186 were national award winners and 41 were presidential award winners which was a big contributor for the school being designated a demonstration school.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS Ms. Peromnia Grant, assistant superintendent for human resources, presented the superintendent's recommendations for the following administrative appointments, as recorded in the Supplemental Minute Book for Human Resources. Action: Approval of the following Principal Transfers effective July 1, 2010:

Juanita Collins to Principal for Horizon Elementary from Principal at Ortona

Elementary

Jeri Murphy to Principal for Indian River Elementary from Principal at Coronado

Elementary

Susan Persis to Principal for Pine Trail Elementary from Principal at Indian River

Elementary

Joe Rawlings to Principal for New Smyrna Beach Middle from Principal at

DeBary Elementary

Jim Tager to Principal for New Smyrna Beach High from Principal at New

Smyrna Beach Middle

Kevin Tucker to Principal for Alternative Schools/Department of Juvenile Justice

from Principal at Creekside Middle Motion: Moved by Mr. Schmidt, seconded by Dr. Williams and carried unanimously.

Action: Motion:

Approval of the following Principal-School Consolidations effective July 1, 2010:

Bonnie Gyarfas ? Longstreet Elementary and Port Orange Elementary Marie Stratton ? Osceola Elementary and Ortona Elementary

Moved by Ms. Conte, seconded by Mrs. Smith and carried unanimously.

Action:

Approval of the following Principal Appointments effective July 1, 2010:

Karen Beattie to Principal for Creekside Middle from Assistant Principal at

Spruce Creek High

Carolyn Carbonell to Principal for Heritage Middle from Assistant Principal

Deltona High

Kelly Carter to Principal for Chisholm & Coronado Elementary from Assistant

Principal at Chisholm & Port Orange Elementary

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Motion:

Tami Fisher to Principal for Volusia Pines Elementary from ESE Assistant

Principal at New Smyrna Beach Middle

Susan Freeman to Principal for Deltona High from Assistant Principal at Atlantic

High

Brandy Hogue to Principal for Spirit Elementary from Assistant Principal at River

Springs Middle

Tereasa Marcks to Principal at DeBary Elementary from Assistant Principal at

New Smyrna Beach High

R.T. Myers to Principal at Pierson Elementary from Assistant Principal at Galaxy

Middle

Lesley Sileo-Robinson to Principal at Hinson Middle from Assistant Principal at

Hinson Middle

Willie Williams to Principal at Blue Lake Elementary from Assistant Principal at

Spruce Creek Elementary Moved by Dr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Schmidt and carried unanimously.

Action: Motion:

Approval of the following Administrative Transfer effective July 1, 2010:

Don Shearer to Director for Professional Standards from Director for Human

Resources Moved by Mr. Schmidt, seconded by Dr. Williams and carried unanimously.

Action: Motion:

Approval of the following Administrative Appointments effective July 1, 2010:

Jim Bishop to Director for Human Resources from Principal at Port Orange and

Chisholm Elementary

Carolyn Gardinier to Director for Federal Programs/Grants Development

Services from Coordinator for Elementary Education

Gary Marks to Director for Alternative Programs, Athletics and Security from

Principal at Deltona High

Annette Martinson to Area Superintendent from Principal at Monroe County

Moved by Mrs. Smith, seconded by Dr. Williams and carried unanimously.

The chairman recessed for a short break to allow board members time to congratulate appointees; the meeting resumed at 5:25 p.m.

NAMING CAMPBELL MIDDLE GYMNASIUM THE EARL C. MCCRARY II GYMNASIUM Mr. Stan Whitted, area superintendent, Ms. Vickie Presley, Campbell Middle principal, and Ms. Ann Smith, Campbell Middle School Advisory Council chair, presented information regarding the history and legacy of former principal Earl C. McCrary II. Ms. Presley stated Mr. McCrary was an advocate for children and an integral part of the community. Ms. Smith shared that Mr. McCrary, a man of vision, commitment and drive, was affectionately known as Number One who made both students and parents feel welcomed; he believed in the potential of every child and supported the students both in and out of school academically and financially. Ms. Presley invited board members to the Earl C. McCrary II celebration and ceremony on May 28 in which the family will be in attendance. Action: Approval to name the Campbell Middle Gymnasium the Earl C. McCrary II

Gymnasium. Motion: Moved by Dr. Williams, seconded by Ms. Conte and carried unanimously.

NAMING PINE TRAIL ELEMENTARY MEDIA CENTER THE BARBARA A. PARANZINO MEDIA CENTER Mr. Stan Whitted, area superintendent, and Ms. Mary Beth Sawyer, Pine Trail Elementary assistant principal, presented information regarding dedicating the media center to Barbara A. Paranzino, principal of Pine Trail for the last seventeen years. Ms. Sawyer stated Ms. Paranzino created Reading Aloud with Partners (RAP), a reading intervention program for

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