19. Approved of budget amendment for the Carl D. Perkins Tech Prep Education Grant Roll Forward funds, and approved to accept and expend. The original grant of $125,417.00 and roll forward funds of $3,475.00 were received from the Florida Department of Education.
20. Approval to Submit the High School Reading Coach Grant Application for the 2004-2005 School Year - THIS ITEM WAS PULLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION AND PLACED UNDER NEW BUSINESS "C"
21. Approved of no-cost extension of Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant funding through June 30, 2005. Magnet Program requested an extension of time to expend the previously awarded grant funds on March 29, 2004. The original grant expiration date was July 31, 2004 and the requested extension was through June 30, 2005. The Magnet Program received the grant extension notification for the period beginning August 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005.
1. Approved of School Support Center Chiller Replacement - Substantial Completion. The Construction Manager is Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.; and the Architect/Engineer is Forney Engineering, Inc.
2. Approved of Proposal to Prepay Educational Facilities Impact Fees - Palma Sola Trace. The residentially based development proposal includes approximately 540 dwelling units. Students from the development will attend Sea Breeze Elementary School, W. D. Sugg Middle School and Bayshore High School based on current attendance zones. The anticipated student impacts from this development will cause Sea Breeze Elementary and W. D. Sugg Middle Schools to be over capacity. Bayshore High School may also be over capacity if all previous residential approvals are considered. Taylor Woodrow Homes has proposed to prepay the fees for the development. They have proposed to enter into an agreement with the School Board of Manatee County. The agreement would require them to prepay the impact fees for the total number of approved dwelling units in Palma Sola Trace no later than six (6) months from the date of the approval of the development construction plans. This would require the payment to be made prior to the start of construction of dwelling units (other than model homes). The amount of the payment would be equal to the number of approved dwelling units times the required impact fees prevailing at the time of payment. The prepayment of impact fees would be considered as one accepted method for addressing the impacts on schools which are over capacity.
1-8. Approved Human Resources List and Addendum as presented, copies of which can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.
9. Approval of the revised salary schedule reflecting performance pay for teachers and school-based administrators. This will amend the Supervisory, Administrative, Managerial and Professional salary schedule to codify the performance pay plan for school-based administrators approved by the Board during the 2002-03 school year and as modified for the 2003-04 school year. The fiscal impact will not exceed the amount budgeted for performance pay for this fiscal year. (Copy of Salary Schedule can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
10. Approval of job description for Magnet Project Coordinator. The position is being reduced from an 11-month to a 10-month position.
A listing of Leaves was presented to the Board for its information.
1. Berneice Scott member of MCCAT (Manatee County Community Action Team) - expressed appreciation that the Board responded to the invitation to come and visit the subdivision of Bradenton Village.
2. Mike Horne (Principal of Southeast High School) - requested the naming of two existing facilities at SEHS the Robert Eichenberg Media Center and Willie Clements Jr. Memorial Training Room.
3. Brian Martineau (Bayshore Gardens resident) - requested the Board reconsider the current Redistricting Plan which would bus some of the Bayshore Gardens middle school students from Lee Middle to Harllee Middle School.