THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES, NOVEMBER 22, 2005
The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Organizational Meeting at 5:30 p.m., in Room 160, at the J.E. Hall Educational Services Center, 30 East Texar Drive, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:
Board Members: Mr. Gary L. Bergosh
Mrs. Cary Stidham
Dr. Charles E. Glover, Sr.
Mrs. Patty Hightower
Mr. Pete Gindl, Sr.
School Board General Counsel: Mrs. Ellen D. Odom
Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Jim Paul
I. CALL TO ORDER
The Superintendent called the Organizational Meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.
II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
On motion by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Mrs. Hightower, adoption of the agenda was approved unanimously.
III. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
A. Election of Chairman for 2005-2006
The following Board Members were nominated to serve as Chairman for 2005-2006:
Mrs. Hightower (nominated by Mrs. Stidham)
Mr. Bergosh (nominated by Mr. Gindl)
Motion by Mr. Gindl, seconded by Dr. Glover, to close nominations for the election of Chairman for 2005-2006, was approved unanimously.
The nomination of Mrs. Hightower to serve as Chairman for 2005-2006 failed 2 to 3, with Dr. Glover, Mr. Gindl, and Mrs. Hightower voting “No.”
The nomination of Mr. Bergosh to serve as Chairman for 2005-2006 was approved unanimously.
B. Election of Vice Chairman for 2005-2006
The following Board Member was nominated to serve as Vice Chairman for 2005-2006:
Mrs. Hightower (nominated by Dr. Glover)
Motion by Mr. Gindl, seconded by Mr. Bergosh, to close nominations for the election of Vice Chairman for 2005-2006, was approved unanimously.
The nomination of Mrs. Hightower to serve as Vice Chairman for 2005-2006 was approved unanimously.
C. Designate Date and Time of Regular Monthly Meeting and Workshop
Mrs. Stidham moved for Regular Monthly Meetings to be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (Regular Meeting to include Public Forum); and for Regular Monthly Workshops to be held the Friday before the Regular Meeting at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Bergosh seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.
D. Appointment of Parliamentarian
Motion by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Mr. Bergosh, to appoint the School Board General Counsel (Mrs. Ellen D. Odom) as Parliamentarian, was approved unanimously.
E. Designation of Parliamentary Procedure
Motion was made by Mr. Gindl, seconded by Mr. Bergosh, to designate Robert’s Revised Rules of Order as the parliamentary procedure to be followed for the conduct of official business of the School Board. Motion was approved unanimously.
There being no further business, the Organizational Meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m. (The Board immediately reconvened for Public Forum, followed by the Regular Meeting.)