MINUTES, JUNE 14, 2004

            The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Special Meeting at 1:00 p.m., in Room 160, 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 (was present via speakerphone)

                                                Mr. Ronnie L. Clark (was not present) 

                                                Ms. Linda Finkelstein

            School Board General Counsel:        Mrs. Ellen D. Odom

            Superintendent of Schools:               Mr. Jim Paul

                    I.               CALL TO ORDER/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Mrs. Stidham called the Special Meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  On motion by Ms. Finkelstein, seconded by Mrs. Stidham, adoption of the agenda, was approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Clark absent for vote. 

                 II.               BUDGET PROCESS

Mrs. Laura Shaud, Director of Budgeting, gave a brief review of Book I (Departmental Budgets) and Book IV (Food Services) of the 2004-2005 Proposed Budget.  It was noted that these draft budgets (Book I and Book II) were a “work in progress” and that several changes would be forthcoming before they were finalized. 

Mrs. Shaud advised that a draft of Book II (Summary of Local Projects) was still being developed and would be provided to the Board prior to the June 22, 2004 Special Meeting.

               III.               ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Dr. DeWitt, seconded by Mrs. Stidham, to adjourn the Special Meeting at 1:30 p.m., was approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Clark absent for vote. 

Attest:                                                              Approved:

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Superintendent                                                  Chairman