MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MANATEE COUNTY
REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JULY 26th, 2004
The School Board of Manatee County met in regular session at the School Board Administration Building on Monday, July 26, 2004, at 7:02 p.m. Members present: Larry Simmons, Chairman, Barbara A. Harvey, Frank Brunner, Harry G. Kinnan, and Walter E. Miller. Also present: Dr. Roger Dearing, Superintendent.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Simmons called to order the Public Hearing meeting at 7:02 p.m., followed by an inspirational message by Rabbi Barbara Aiello, and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag by audience and Board Members.
CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT FY 2004/05 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Chairman Simmons called to order the Public Hearing.
PRESENTATION OF FY 2004 / 05 TENTATIVE MILLAGE AND BUDGET
Superintendent Dearing discussed highlights regarding the proposed 2004/05 budget. Jim Buckley, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services and Tim McGonegal, Executive Director of Finance, presented the tentative 2004 / 05 Millage and Budget.
PUBLIC HEARING ON FY 2004 / 05 TENTATIVE MILLAGE AND BUDGET
1. Maynard Boyce - referred to the Capital Project Funds and the fact that there are no dollars allocated for media books or audio video equipment. He expressed concern about the continuous reduction of funds by the State.
2. Kristey Richardson - thanked the Board for their past support of funding for Construction Technology Careers, which is a pre-apprenticeship career exploration program.
3. Joanie Derry - asserted that additional costs will be incurred for the school system if a law suit occurs due to her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder child not having received appropriate program placement.
4. Dave Miner - spoke about the adoption of the 2004 / 05 Millage and Budget.
BOARD DISCUSSION OF FY 2004 / 05 TENTATIVE MILLAGE AND BUDGET
Board Members presented questions and discussed various issues regarding the budget.
Mr. Miller moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve the 0.102 Additional Operating Discretionary Millage. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Kinnan moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve the 7.999 FY 2004 / 05 Total Millage Levy. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Miller moved, with a second by Mr. Kinnan, to approve the $621,373,938.88 FY 2004 / 05 Tentative Budget. Motion carried 5-0.
Chairman Simmons called for a recess at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened for the regular meeting at 8:20 p.m.
APPROVAL OF ORDERS OF THE DAY
Chairman Simmons announced that Consent Item B.3 Approval of Contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. for Administration of Medical and Prescription Benefits Program and Addition of Optional PPO 1155 Plan, MCSD No. 04-0093 SS would be moved to Reports and Presentations.
Chairman Simmons declared the Agenda approved as amended.