ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES, JULY 24, 2002
The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m., in the Board Room, at the Dr. Vernon McDaniel (Administration) Building, 215 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:
Chairman: Dr. John DeWitt
Vice Chairman: Ms. Linda Finkelstein
Mr. Gary L. Bergosh
Mrs. Cary Stidham
Dr. Elmer Jenkins
School Board Attorney: Mr. Francisco M. Negron, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Jim Paul
I. CALL TO ORDER
Dr. DeWitt called the Special Meeting to order at 2:35 p.m. Dr. DeWitt announced that Mr. Barry Boyer, Purchasing Manager, had recently submitted a letter of resignation. The Board expressed appreciation to Mr. Boyer for his many years of service to the District.
II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Motion was made by Dr. Jenkins seconded by Mr. Bergosh, to adopt the agenda (as amended). Mrs. Stidham reminded the Board that this particular meeting had been advertised as a Special Meeting for Approval to Advertise Tentative Budget and Tentative Millage and questioned whether any general business items (i.e., Item IV.1, Item V.1, Item V.2 and Item VI.1) could be included on the agenda. Mrs. Stidham and Dr. DeWitt stated that they had not had the opportunity to thoroughly review the general business items, due to the lateness of receiving the information. Mr. Negron advised that Chapter 120 of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) indicates that an agenda for a special meeting must be prepared 48 hours in advance of the meeting. In response to concerns expressed regarding the inclusion of general business items on this particular agenda, he noted that there could be question as to whether the public had notice. After discussion, Dr. Jenkins withdrew his motion and Mr. Bergosh withdrew the second. Motion by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Ms. Finkelstein, to adopt the agenda, excluding Item IV.1, Item V.1, Item V.2 and Item VI.1, was approved 3 to 2, with Mr. Bergosh and Dr. Jenkins voting No.
III. PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE 2002-2003 TENTATIVE BUDGET AND TENTATIVE MILLAGE
(Supplementary Minute Book, Exhibit A)
Mrs. Barbara Linker, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Business Affairs, gave a brief review of the Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Proposed Tentative Budget and Tentative Millage. Motion made by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Mr. Bergosh, to approve for advertising, the 2002-2003 Tentative Budget and Tentative Millage, was unanimous.
Agreement: Academy of Reading Software (United
V. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
ADD 1. Agreement
between Sunbelt Staffing Solutions, Inc. and School District of
Escambia County, Florida
ADD 2. Agreement
between Educational Based Services, Inc. and School District of
Escambia County, Florida 2002-2003
FROM THE BOARD
1. Discussion Regarding the Sale of the McReynolds
Building John DeWitt
There being no further business, the Special Meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.