THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

MINUTES, NOVEMBER 18, 2003

††††††††††† 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:†††††††††† Mrs. Carissa Bergosh

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Cary Stidham

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Ronnie Clark

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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 5:30 p.m.

   II.               ADOPTION OF AGENDA

†††† On motion by Mr. Clark, second by Mrs. Stidham, adoption of the agenda was approved unanimously.†

III.               ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD

A.     Election of Chairman for 2003-2004

Motion by Dr. DeWitt, seconded by Mr. Clark, to elect Mrs. Cary Stidham to serve as Chairman for 2003-2004, was approved unanimously.†

B.     Election of Vice Chairman for 2003-2004

Motion by Mr. Clark, seconded by Mrs. Bergosh, to elect Dr. John DeWitt to serve as Vice Chairman for 2003-2004, was approved unanimously.†

C.     Designate Date and Time of Regular Monthly Meeting and Workshop

Motion by Ms. Finkelstein, seconded by Dr. DeWitt, to designate the third Tuesday of each month as the date for the Regular Meetings (with Public Forum beginning at 5:30 p.m. to be immediately followed by the Regular Meeting), and to designate the Friday before the Regular Meeting as the date for the Regular Workshops (beginning at 9:00 a.m.), was approved unanimously.†

D.     Appointment of Parliamentarian

Motion by Ms. Finkelstein, seconded by Dr. DeWitt, that the School Board Attorney (Mr. Francisco M. Negron, Jr.) serve as Parliamentarian, was approved unanimously.†

E.      Designation of Parliamentary Procedure

Motion was made by Mrs. Bergosh, seconded by Dr. DeWitt, to designate Robertís 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.

IV.               AWARDS TO OUTGOING OFFICERS

††††† The Superintendent presented awards to Ms. Finkelstein and Mrs. Stidham in appreciation for their services in their respective roles as Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2002-2003.

  V.               ADJOURNMENT

††††† Motion by Dr. DeWitt, seconded by Mrs. Bergosh, to adjourn the Organizational Meeting at 5:35 p.m., was approved unanimously.† (The Board reconvened at 5:40 p.m. for Public Forum, followed immediately by the Regular Board Meeting.)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Attest:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved:

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Superintendent††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairman