THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES, JULY 7, 2005
The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Emergency Meeting at 3:15 p.m., in the Board 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
Dr. Charles E. Glover, Sr.
Mr. Pete Gindl, Sr. (not present)
School Board General Counsel: Mrs. Ellen Odom
Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Jim Paul
I. CALL TO ORDER/ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Mr. Bergosh called the Emergency Meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. On motion by Mrs. Stidham, second by Mrs. Hightower, adoption of the agenda, was approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Gindl absent for vote.
II. EMERGENCY PLAN AND PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE DENNIS
The Board was provided a summary of the District’s “2005-2006 Hurricane Plan” which included information regarding pre-storm preparations and post-storm recovery processes.
Mr. Shawn Dennis, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, advised the Board of the District’s preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dennis in relation to the “2005-2006 Hurricane Plan.”
Due to the negative financial impact that could possibly be sustained with damage from Hurricane Dennis, the Superintendent suggested that the July 8, 2005 Special Meeting (Re: Budget) be canceled. Motion by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Dr. Glover, to cancel the July 8, 2005 Special Meeting (Re: Budget), was approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Gindl absent for vote.
The Superintendent requested emergency authorization to exceed his spending limit* as necessary, to facilitate the cleanup and/or repair of damage that may result from Hurricane Dennis. Mrs. Stidham moved to grant the Superintendent emergency authorization to exceed his spending limit* as necessary, to facilitate the cleanup and/or repair of damage that may result from Hurricane Dennis, until the next meeting of the Board. Motion was seconded by Mrs. Hightower and approved 4 to 0, with Mr. Gindl absent for vote.
*NOTE: According to School Board Rule 6Gx17 – 5.02(4)(a), authority is vested in the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee(s) to approve or reject purchase requisitions and to authorize purchases or contracts for supplies, equipment and services when the total amount of each purchase does not exceed the category amount established in Section 287.017, Florida Statutes, for purchasing category two (Category Two: $25,000).
Motion by Mrs. Hightower, seconded by Mrs. Stidham, to adjourn the Special Meeting at 3:50 p.m., was 4 to 0, with Mr. Gindl absent for vote.