RECOGNITION OF FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA) FIRST PLACE WINNERS IN STATE COMPETITION (DOUG WAGNER)
March 31 through April 3, 2004, the FCCLA State competitions were held in Orlando, Florida. Manatee County was represented by students and advisors: Jill Bergeron, Braden River Middle; Colleen Keip, Harllee Middle; Susan Lestock, Sugg Middle; Millie Torres, King Middle; Lynda Elkin, Palmetto High; Nancy Acton and Joan Stencik, Manatee High. Nancy Acton and Joan Stencik, advisors at Manatee High were awarded Master Advisor certificates for their service to FCCLA.
Doug Wagner, Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education, recognized the first place winners. He noted that Amber Westbrook, outgoing State officer, and Katie Hoyle, incoming State officer, are both from Manatee High School.
RECOGNITION OF SKILLS USA-VICA (VOCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CLUBS OF AMERICA) FIRST PLACE WINNERS IN STATE COMPETITION (DOUG WAGNER)
Manatee County students recently competed in the State Skills USA-VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) competitions. Our secondary and postsecondary students returned from the competition with numerous first place winners. This is an outstanding showing for our students and for Manatee Technical Institute.
Doug Wagner, Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education recognized the first place winners.
REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Junior Achievement's purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics in order to improve the quality of their lives. Its mission is to ensure that every child in America has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.
Junior Achievement is the largest, fastest growing non-profit economic education organization in the world. Through 171 domestic affiliates, Junior Achievement operates programs that reach over 5.4 million U.S. students. More than 73,000 classroom volunteers provide over 705,000 hours of economic education to the youth of our nation. Approximately 65,000 teachers in more than 65,000 classrooms use Junior Achievement programs. More than $71 million is contributed annually by the private sector to Junior Achievement at the local and national levels in support of economic education.
Junior Achievement of Manatee County provides programs at no cost to the school system. This year Junior Achievement provided programs to over 85 classes. Within Manatee County, this equates to over 765 hours of manpower to the school system.
Maria Hussey, Executive Director of Manatee County Junior Achievement, provided to the Board an update of the program in Manatee County schools.
Mr. Kinnan moved, with a second by Mr. Miller, to approve the Consent Items as amended. Motion carried 4-0.
Approval of Purchase(s) Bids Under $100,000.00
Approval of Purchase(s) of eZedia QTI 2.0 Software, MCSD No. 04?0111?BS
Approved the purchase of eZedia QTI2.0 Software from eZedia Inc., in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00. The software is being purchased for the District's one-to-one classrooms/schools using Enhancing Education through Technology grant funds. The expenditure will be charged to the Technology and Information Services Budgetary Accounts.
Approval to Purchase Scholastic's READ 180 for Horizons High School, Community High School, and Southeast High School
Approved the purchase of Scholastic's READ 180 for Horizons High School, Community High School and Southeast High School. The cost of the three additional READ 180 programs and the professional development to support the teachers of the READ 180 classes is $90,000.00 and will be paid from Instructional Materials funds.