THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

MINUTES, MARCH 12, 2004

The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, opened a Special Meeting at 8:15 a.m., in Room 131, at the J.E. Hall Educational Services Center, 30 East Texar Drive, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:

††††††††††† Chairman:†††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Cary Stidham† †††††††††††††††† Vice Chairman:†††††††††††† Dr. John DeWitt†

††††††††††† Board Members:†††††††††† Mr. Gary Bergosh†

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Ronnie Clark

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Linda Finkelstein

††††††††††† School Board Attorney:††††††††††††† Mr. Francisco M. Negron, Jr.

††††††††††† Superintendent of Schools:†††††††† Mr. Jim Paul††

Those present convened in Executive Session to discuss the following:

1)†† Settlement negotiations related to Tangela Johnson, Internal Claim No. 99-00052-000.† (Tangela Johnson v. Escambia County School Board Circuit Court Case No. 2002-CA-000564)††

2)†† Settlement negotiations related to House Bill 765, Relief of Bronwen Dodd, Special Masterís Final Report††

[NOTE: Mr. Steven J. Baker, Attorney, and Ms. Patty Hitchcock, Court Reporter, were also in attendance for this Executive Session.]

†††††††††††††††† Attest:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved:

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Superintendent††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairman