CONSENT ITEMS - (Continued)
Approval of Purchase(s) Bids Over $100,000.00 - (Continued)
1-3. Approved Human Resources List and Addendums, copies of which can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.
4. Approved of Job Descriptions: Coordinator, Certification and Instructional Personnel; Textbook Specialist. All costs associated with the new or revised positions were provided to the Board with the restructuring plan on March 15, 2004. No additional costs are incurred with the approval of these job descriptions.
1. Approved the 2004-2005 Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) Adult Fee Schedule. Fee revenues are required by legislation and are generated by adult students enrolled at MTI. These monies represent the minimum support of the school district for the workforce development program and are used for part-time instructors' salaries and program upgrades at MTI. (Copy of Adult Fee Schedule can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
2. Approved of the 2004-2005 Acceleration and Enrichment Program Manual and Articulation Agreement. The cost of printing copies of the Manual for high schools and departments is approximately $20.00, which will be paid from Curriculum Team's budgeted funds. Instructional materials for dual enrollment students are purchased by the individual high school from its textbook allocation and maintained by that school. (Copy of Manual can be found in the Curriculum Department.)
3. Approved of Code of Student Conduct for the 2004-2005 school year. The approximate cost of printing the Code of Student Conduct for distribution to all students and staff is $10,000.00 and are budgeted under Elementary and Secondary Education. (Copy of Code of Student Conduct can be found in the Elementary Education Department.)
A listing of Leaves was presented to the Board for its information.
COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC
1. Joanie Derry - requested the Board refuse the Superintendent's request to appeal the decision resulting from a DOAH (Department of Administrative Hearings) in a matter regarding her son.
2. Joe Gilbert - discussed the redistricting of his son's school zone.
3. Raphael Allen - advocated for construction of a school in Central Bradenton, to avoid those children being bused out of the “central corridor” to attend other schools.
4. Dave Miner - suggested the contract with Mixon & Associates as lobbyists for the School Board was a poor use of school district money.
5. Steve Rosenauer - queried whether or not the school district will be reinstating the 30-minutes to the school day (regarding an item on the August 4, 2003 Agenda).
COMMENTS BY THE BOARD
Welcome to Mr. Brunner - welcomed Mr. Brunner who was back in attendance this evening, after a medical leave.
Board Representation - reported on legislative issues discussed at a recent Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) meeting.
No Child Left Behind - expressed pride in the grades achieved by schools in the district, and requested a progress report on the discrepancies between the Grading of Schools at the State Level (Governor's A+ Plan) and the Adequate Yearly Progress component of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation.