1. 2004 Leadership Manatee - recognized those members of the class of 2004 who were in attendance.
2. Strategic Planning Committee - described the selection process used in selecting the committee members for the Core Planning Group.
3. Storm Preparation - explained the process used in making the decision on closing schools.
Board Members commended Dr. Dearing and staff on the decision made pertaining to Hurricane Ivan.
4. Administrative Appointment - Robert Marble, the new Assistant Principal of Prine Elementary School.
SCHOOL BOARD WORKFLOW CHART
Board Members commented regarding revisions and additions to the School Board Workflow Chart.
(A copy of the current Workflow Chart can be found in the Superintendent's Office.)
APPROVAL OF REDISTRICTING PROCEDURES FOR BRADEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
The establishment of attendance zones is part of the Boards' rule making authority. The Board held a workshop on August 25, 2003, to discuss issues governing the redistricting process for the 2003-2004 School Year. Dr. Dearing presented information which outlined tentative procedures. The Board emphasized the importance of establishing a clear timeline and for ensuring community involvement in the process. In early fall 2003 the Board approved redistricting procedures for designing boundaries.
The Administrative Procedures Act requires that the district publish a Notice of Intent to Develop a Rule 28 days prior to the public hearing after which the final vote is taken. Due to these advertising requirements, it is important to start the process as soon as possible. The Superintendent seeks final approval of the redistricting procedures to be followed for designing attendance boundaries for Braden River High School. Staff seeks to use procedures similar to those which the Board approved for use with Middle School “AA” redistricting.
Fiscal Impact is approximately $200.00 for legal advertising costs.
The Superintendent recommends approval of redistricting procedures for Braden River High School.
Dr. Dearing requested the Board desire pertaining to which grade levels would be redistricted when opening a new high school, and whether students should be grandfathered in. Board Members agreed to the concept of opening Braden River High School with 9th and 10th grade only. Also, students would be allowed to be grandfathered in at a requested high school, upon the request from a parent. The grandfathering process is based upon sibling status and programmatic reasons.