THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 9, 2003

 

 

††††††††††† The School Board of Escambia County, Florida, convened in Emergency Meeting at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Room, at the Dr. Vernon McDaniel Building, 215 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida, with the following present:

 

††††††††††† Chair:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Linda Finkelstein†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vice Chair:†††††† Mrs. Cary Stidham†††††††

 

††††††††††† Board Members:†††††††††† Mrs. Carissa Bergosh (was not present)

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dr. John DeWitt

 

††††††††††† School Board Attorney:††††††††††††† Mr. Francisco M. Negron, Jr.

 

††††††††††† Superintendent of Schools:†††††††† Mr. Jim Paul

 

 

                    I.               CALL TO ORDER/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

Ms. Finkelstein called the Emergency Meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.On motion by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Dr. DeWitt, adoption of the agenda was approved 4 to 0, with Mrs. Bergosh absent for vote.

 

                 II.               PERSONNEL ISSUES/ACTION

1.       Recommend that employee number 153101 be placed on administrative leave with pay effective the close of business day, September 8, 2003.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Stidham, seconded by Mr. Clark, to accept the Superintendentís recommendation that employee number 153101 be placed on administrative leave with pay, effective the close of business day, September 8, 2003.Mr. Negron advised that the employee had indicated that he was comfortable with Mrs. Mary Helen Fryman, Director of Instructional, Professional/Technical and Administrative Personnel, conducting the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment that had been made by another District employee.Mrs. Stidham amended her motion, to specify that Mrs. Fryman would be responsible for conducting the investigation.Amended motion was seconded by Dr. DeWitt and approved 4 to 0, with Mrs. Bergosh absent for vote.††

 

               III.               ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the Emergency Meeting adjourned at 9:02 a.m.

 

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

 

 

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Superintendent††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chair