School Board Minutes
August 23, 2022
School Board Minutes

August Minutes 2022

1. Call to Order:

  Meeting was called to order @ 6:00PM - all members present with Dr. Thayer arriving a few minutes late

2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Roll Call
4. Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve meeting minutes of July 12, 2022, was made by Jeffrey Davidson, second by  Jon Glugover. All approved, no dissent.

5. Public Participation:


6. Reports and Discussion / Action:

i       The Board discussed procedure for approving prospective new Board members –application and matrix. There was consensus to follow the past procedure, in that the entire Board would interview candidates and make a selection at the next scheduled Board meeting. The deadline for accepting applications will be one week prior to the September 27th Board meeting with interviews occurring at said meeting at 5 p.m. Dr. McGee reported that she has spoken to some interested parties but had received no formal applications at this time.


ii      The Florida Charter School Conference is scheduled for October 19-21.  Any Board member interested in attending must let Dr. McGee know by September 30th. Funds for attending are in the budget line item for the Board.


iii     Hootenanny is scheduled for October 8th. Chair Albert Amalfitano, chair of the Fundraising Committee, holds planning meetings every Monday at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Gift baskets, gift cards and any items of value are needed for the auction gifts. Also needed are sponsors.  Tickets will be distributed to Board members starting tomorrow.


iv     Two estimates were obtained for fencing surrounding the High School.  A motion to approve the proposal by Secure Fence and Rail out of Titusville, Fl. Was made by Jon Glugover with a second by Jeff Landers. All approved, no dissent.


v      A list of “Teachers Out of the Field” was presented by Dr. McGee. A motion to approve the teachers was made by Deb Denys with a second by Jon Glugover.  All approved, no dissent.


vi     A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Investment Advisory Services was presented by Jeff Davidson. The purpose is to invest unrestricted surplus in an amount to be determined with an investment firm skilled in working with the public sector. Discussion ensued. A motion to accept the RFP format was made by Deb Denys with a second by Judy Reiker.  All approved, no dissent.

A timeline for choosing an investment firm will be discussed with staff and presented at a later Board meeting for approval.


vii    The Budget for school year 2022-2023 was presented by Business Manager Brent Appy.  He noted that the fence expense had yet to be added to the Budget, but there are funds available. A motion to approve the Budget was made by Jeff Landers, with a second by Jon Glugover.  All approved, no dissent.

7. Principals Report:

i       With 970 students there have been traffic challenges with parents dropping off the students.  This will subside as there may possibly be another school bus in play and when parents learn the system of proper que.

ii      Administration presented reports on the High School, Middle School and Elementary School. A list of upcoming important dates was distributed.

8. Treasurer's Report:

1.             JeffDavidson presented the Treasurer’s report for July.  A motion to approve was  

            made by Jeff Landers with a second by Dr. Thayer.  All approved, no dissent

9. Committees:

Building- Mr. Landers

Docs – Ms. Reiker

Grants/Fundraising – Mr.Amalfitano

Grievance – Ms. Denys

Heath/Wellness – Dr.Thayer

Safety – Mr. Davidson

Sports – Mr. Glugover

10. Chairman closing comments:

1.             Agenda items to consider for the next meeting:  A) Investment Policy – determinetimeline for choosing an  

             investment firm. B)Assess achievement dates for the RFP. C)Discuss holding Board meetings every  

             other month or remove some dates from the schedule as the Board is only required to meet quarterly

11. Board Member issues/concerns/comments
12. Public Announcements:

1.             Public Announcements - Next Board Meeting September 27, 2022, at 6:00.  

13. Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m

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