THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

MINUTES, JANUARY 7, 2005

The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Special Meeting at 3:00 p.m., in the Superintendentís Conference Room, at the Dr. Vernon McDaniel Building, 215 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:

††††††††††† Chairman:†††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Gary L. Bergosh

††††††††††† Vice Chairman:†††††††††††† Mrs. Patty Hightower

††††††††††† Board Members:†††††††††† Mrs. Cary Stidham

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Ronnie L. Clark (was not present)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Pete Gindl†

School Board General Counsel:††††††† Mrs. Ellen Odom

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

I.               CALL TO ORDER/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Mr. Bergosh called the Special Meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.† On motion by Mrs. Hightower, seconded by Mrs. Stidham, adoption of the agenda was approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Clark absent for vote.†

II.               REPORT FROM THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Release and Settlement Agreement between AT&T Corp. and Escambia County School

(NOTE: This item was previously addressed at the October 14, 2004 Special Meeting.)†

No action was taken on this item.†

III.               REQEUST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS A SETTLEMENT OFFER AT THE REQUEST OF WILLIAM J. GREEN, SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, IN RE: WHITESELL-GREEN, INC., PLANTIFF, v. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BASKERVILLE-DONOVAN, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT CASE 00-2377-CA-01

Mrs. Odom requested that upon adjournment of the Special Meeting, the Board and Superintendent convene in Executive Session in the Superintendentís Conference Room, to discuss a settlement offer at the request of William J. Green, Special Counsel to the Escambia County School, in reference to Whitesell-Green, Inc., Plaintiff, v. The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, and Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., a Florida Corporation, 1st Judicial Circuit Court Case 00-2377-CA-01.†

[NOTE: Mr. Bergosh, Mrs. Patty Hightower, Mrs. Cary Stidham, Mr. Pete Gindl, Mrs. Ellen Odom, the Superintendent, Mr. William J. Green, Attorney, and Ms. Patty Hitchcock, Court Reporter, were in attendance for the Executive Session which immediately followed the Special Meeting.]

              IV.               ADJOURNMENT

The Special Meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.

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

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