ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES, NOVEMBER 20, 2001
The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Organizational Meeting at 6:00 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. Elmer Jenkins
Dr. John DeWitt
Ms. Linda Finkelstein
School Board Attorney: Mr. Francisco M. Negron, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Jim Paul
I. CALL TO ORDER
The Superintendent called the Organizational Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
There being no objection the agenda as outlined, was followed.
III. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
A. Election of Chairman for 2001-2002
Motion was made by Dr. Jenkins, seconded by Mr. Bergosh, for the election of Dr. John DeWitt to serve as School Board Chairman for 2001-2002. The Superintendent called for the vote and the motion was unanimously approved.
B. Election of Vice Chairman for 2001-2002
Motion was made by Dr. Jenkins, seconded by Dr. DeWitt, for the election of Ms. Linda Finkelstein to serve as School Board Vice Chairman for 2001-2002. The Superintendent called for the vote and the motion was unanimously approved.
C. Designate Date and Time of Regular Monthly Meeting and Workshop
Motion was made by Dr. DeWitt and seconded by Ms. Finkelstein, to designate the third Tuesday of each month as the date for the Regular meetings (with Public Forum beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be immediately followed by the Regular Board Meeting), and the Friday before the Regular meetings as the date for the Regular workshops. The Superintendent called for the vote and the motion was unanimously approved.
D. Appointment of Parliamentarian
Motion by Dr. DeWitt, second by Ms. Finkelstein, that the School Board Attorney serve as Parliamentarian, was unanimously approved.
E. Designation of Parliamentary Procedure
Motion by Dr. Jenkins, second by Ms. Finkelstein, to designate Roberts Rules of Order (Revised) as the official rules of parliamentary procedure to be followed for the conduct of official business of the School Board, was unanimously approved.
IV. AWARDS TO OUTGOING OFFICERS
Awards were presented to Dr. DeWitt and Mrs. Stidham in appreciation for their services in their respective roles as Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2000-2001.
The Organizational Meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m. (The Board reconvened at 6:06 p.m. for Public Forum, followed immediately by the Regular Board Meeting.)