The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Workshop Meeting at 9:00 a.m., in Room 160, at the J.E. Hall Educational Services Center, 30 East Texar Drive, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:

Chairman:                     Mr. Gary L. Bergosh

Vice Chairman:             Mrs. Patty Hightower (not present)  

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

Mr. Bergosh called the Regular Workshop to order at 9:05 a.m.

A.     Open Discussion  

The following issue was briefly addressed during open discussion:

Plan for K-5 School in Downtown Pensacola 


The Superintendent listed the additions, deletions, amendments and/or corrections to the

August 16, 2005 Regular Meeting agenda.  

   III.            TIME CERTAIN ITEMS 

No items submitted. 


Notice of Intent to Advertise Revisions to School District Chapter 7

Mrs. Odom advised that the sections regarding “cell phones and other electronic devices” (Section 7.15) and the “student dress code” (Section 7.17) had been deleted from Chapter 7 of the District Rules and Procedures, as those subjects were already referenced in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. 

V.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.     Curriculum and Instruction

9.   Escambia County School District Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (2005-2006 Update)

      Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Director of Comprehensive Planning, indicated that she would resubmit the backup documentation for this item due to concerns expressed by Mrs. Stidham with how the information was presented. 

Although not an actual agenda item, the Board allowed the following presentation:      

Update on Snoezelan Project

      Mr. Bill Greenhut, Greenhut Construction Company, Inc. gave a brief update regarding the construction of the Snoezelan/Escambia Westgate Sensory Center.

B.     Finance

No discussion was held. 

C.     Human Resource Services

1.       Instructional/Professional

c.       Transfers

Rivera, Ron                         Dixon Ed Ctr                 ReConnections              07/26/05

      Upon inquiry by Mrs. Stidham, Ms. Vickie Mathis, Director of Alternative Education, gave a brief overview of the ReConnections alternative education program. 

2.       Educational Support Personnelh.   Special Requests

- Request approval of a temporary Fire Suppression Systems Technician II position in the Maintenance Department for the duration of the 2005-2006 fiscal year.   

      Upon inquiry by Mrs. Stidham, Mr. Chuck Peterson, Director of Maintenance, indicated that the District currently had one (1) Fire Suppression Systems Technician I and one (1) Fire Suppression Systems Technician II.  He noted that this request would add an additional Fire Suppression Systems Technician II.  

3.       Risk Management

c.   SRO Contract with Pensacola Police Department 

      Mr. Kevin Windham, Director of Risk Management, indicated that he would provide corrected backup documentation due to an error on figures regarding the total cost of the project. 

D.     Purchasing

4.       SuccessMaker Software for Various Schools

      Upon inquiry by Mrs. Stidham, Mr. Don Manderson, Director of Instructional Technology, confirmed that there was adequate funding available to provide computers (if needed) in schools utilizing the SuccessMaker software.

E.      Operations

No discussion was held.  

F.      Student Transfers

No discussion was held. 

G.     Internal Auditing

No discussion was held.                        


No items submitted. 

VII.            NEW BUSINESS

A.     Items from the Board

No items submitted. 

B.   Items from the Superintendent

1.       School Calendar Survey (previously addressed at the July 26, 2005 Special Meeting)

      Discussion took place regarding the need for a cover letter to be attached to the School Calendar Survey when distributed to parents.  It was decided that Board Members would submit their suggestions regarding language to be included in the cover letter to Mrs. Linda West, Coordinator of Board Affairs.  Mrs. West in turn, would provide that information to Dr. Alan Scott, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services, for development of a cover letter to be provided to the Board at the August 16, 2005 Regular Meeting.  Mr. Bergosh indicated that this item would need to be added to the August 16, 2005 Regular Meeting agenda under “Items from the Board.”

C.   Items from the General Counsel

No items submitted. 


1.       Status of Educational Support Personnel (ESP) Job Study

[NOTE: The Educational Support Personnel (ESP) Job Study was approved at the April 20, 2004 Regular Meeting (Item V.D.4).]  Mr. Jerry Caine, Educational Support Personnel Manager, indicated that the contractor, HR Management Partners (HRMP) had developed preliminary data, however, due to Hurricane Ivan (September 2004) they wished to revisit the market analysis study with respondents to determine how salaries and benefits might have been impacted by the storm.  He hoped to be able to provide draft reports in either September or October.

IX.            ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the Regular Workshop adjourned at 10:09 a.m. 

Attest:                                                              Approved:

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            Superintendent                                                  Chairman