Recap of Regular Board Meeting – Dec 13,-011

Recap of Regular Board Meeting Dec. 13,-011

About twice a year, by a board member rotation, each board member is responsible for the meeting opening exercises.  December was my turn and I wanted to arrange for something that was about the Holiday season and that was a little entertainment gift to the other Board Members, Executive team, staff and guests.  I arranged for the Citrus High School Girls Barbershop Quartet “So Divine” featuring Ashlyn Gibbs, Lead; Christi Black, Tenor; Jamee Billings, Baritone; Mary Jane Onsager, Bass.  They to preform two holiday songs.  They were amazing!

Click video above to watch

Gerry Mulligan, Publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle and Chief Volunteer Officer introduced the new Executive Director of the Citrus County YMCA, Joanna Castle.  The “Y” currently offers after school and summer programs in Citrus County and a major Capital project is currently underway to build a permanent state of the art YMCA in Lecanto on property next to property recently purchased by CCSB for a future elementary school.

The Board also gave recognition to the winner of the Art Outside the Box Contest from the 40th Festival of the Arts celebration, which was the Citrus High School.  Citrus County High School Students decorated Citrus County Chronicle newspaper boxes that were throughout the festival. The boxes will now be placed throughout the county to vend daily papers and for the community to enjoy. (Click here to read Chronicle Story)

The last recognition at this meeting was of Nathan P. Lovestrand, a Citrus High School student from Troop 415, for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  Nathan completed an award winning community service project, building a roost for up to 10,000 bats at Fort Cooper State Park.

The Board approved a number of items at the meeting including but not limited to a salary step increase, a top of the scale bonus based on contract days for CCEA Instructional, Support, Professional and Technical Staff for the 2011-2012 school year.  The Substitute Salary Schedule will reflect a small increase in the daily rate. “Change Orders” for Phase II of the Crystal River High School Project. The purchase of Dell computers for Testing and Data Services.

Lastly the Board was asked to approve the 2012-2013 School Calendar.  Due to a pending decision regarding the testing window requirement for the 2012-2013 by the Florida Department of Education , the Board “Tabled” the issue until the January 10th, 2012 Board meeting in hopes of hearing from DOE.

The next School Board meeting is a Regular School Board meeting at 3:00pm on January 10th, 2012.

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