MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MANATEE COUNTY
REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 7th, 2004
The School Board of Manatee County met in regular session at the School Board Administration Building on Monday, June 7, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Larry Simmons, Chairman, Barbara A. Harvey, Harry G. Kinnan, and Walter E. Miller. Member absent: Frank Brunner. Also present: Dr. Roger Dearing, Superintendent.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Simmons called to order the Regular Business Meeting at 7:00 p.m., followed by a moment of silence and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag by audience and Board Members.
APPROVAL OF ORDERS OF THE DAY
Chairman Simmons announced the following changes: Consent C.2 - Approval of Bayshore Elementary School - Contract to Purchase Additional Land at 2605 Bayshore Gardens Parkway, Bradenton; Consent C.52 - Approval of the Contract for Services with Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Inc. Under the Adults With Disabilities Grant for the 2003-2004 School Year at Manatee Technical Institute was withdrawn from the Agenda.
Mr. Miller moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve the Agenda as amended. Motion carried 4-0.
Mrs. Harvey moved, with a second by Mr. Kinnan, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 17, 2004, Joint Workshop of May 19, 2004, and Workshop of May 24, 2004. Motion carried 4-0.
HISTORY OF ELECTA ARCOTTE LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Electa Arcotte Lee Middle School was named for Manatee County's first teacher. Carol Lewis, Community and Press Relations Assistant, presented a brief history of Mrs. Lee to the Board.
WINNERS OF TROPICANA SPEECH CONTEST
The School Board of Manatee County recognized Lloyd E. Hartline of Braden River Middle School and Trina Rizzo of Anna Maria Elementary School for being this year's district winners of the Tropicana Speech Contest. Each school conducts their own contest, selecting a first place representative to present at the district contest.
Carol Lewis Community and Press Relations Assistant, presented each student with a certificate which recognized their outstanding achievement. Each winner then recited their winning speech.
RECOGNITION OF HEROES WHOSE TRAINING MADE A DIFFERENCE (DOUG WAGNER)
CPR/AED Saves Life: The Bradenton Artificial Kidney Center staff has been trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by an instructor affiliated with Manatee Technical Institute (MTI). This training has been credited with saving a patient's life on May 9, 2003.
When a client at the Kidney Center experienced heart failure, the trained team went into action. Following the ABCs of survival, Kim Phillips, PCT, began CPR and Julie Brunk, RN, applied the AED while Alice Dhen called 911. Their swift action allowed the patient to survive and later be discharged from Blake Medical Center. Wanda Ballard, RN, an instructor aligned with the MTI - Training Center, located at the East Campus, had provided this life-saving training.
Heimlich Maneuver Saves Life: When Paul Ciucci, a Bayshore High student dually enrolled in Manatee Technical Institute's Plumbing Program, completed his CPR/First Aid class in January of 2004, he did not think that he would be using part of his training before he was able to use his plumbing skills. However, on Friday, May 7, 2004, while in Wendy's in Tampa, he noticed another customer exhibiting the classic signs of someone choking. After asking the man if he was choking, Paul stepped behind him and applied the Heimlich maneuver. As a direct result of Paul's quick action, the item was dislodged from the other person's throat. Paul's CPR/First Aid instructor at MTI is Teresa Herbst.