Listed below are notes from the May 23rd, Leon County School Board meeting.
During the Leon County School Board meeting on May 23, 2022, the Board recognized Joshua Shelley, a senior at Chiles High School who won the state championship in the high jump. In the fall, Shelley will be attending Florida State University on academics.
Hartsfield Elementary School is now Hartsfield Magnet School for International Studies. As an IB Primary Years Program, Hartsfield is uniquely poised to offer students a direct pipeline to the IB Middle Years Program at Fairview Middle School and the IB Diploma Program at Rickards High School.
The LCSB approved the semi-annual construction report during the meeting on Monday night. The report describes the status of all construction projects planned to be performed in the next twelve (12) months, currently in progress, and completed within the last six (6) months.
The LCSB authorized installing a new WeatherSTEM unit at Chiles High School. The WeatherSTEM system, installation, and the program are being donated and will include full yearly support. According to the information presented, there will be no costs encountered by the school or LCS. The initial installation is valued at $7,000 and a yearly service amount of $1500.
The Board approved purchasing and installing replacement playground parts for Killearn Lakes Elementary School for $4,234. GameTime, a local playground company, will complete the installation process. The school’s fundraiser account will provide the funds.
The Board approved a new digital marquee for Deerlake Middle School. The estimated expenses for the marquee are $38,851, and the funds are available through the school’s “Furniture, Fixture, & Equipment (FF&E) funds.
A lacrosse wall to be built on the practice field of Leon High School was approved by the Board. The Leon High Lacrosse Booster Club will cover the estimated construction cost of $15,250.
The LCSB approved revisions to Policy 3590 – Personnel File. The modifications include language that all materials relating to work performance, discipline, suspension, or dismissal, will be reduced to writing.
The Board approved the renewal of the LCS insurance coverage for the next fiscal year. All current levels of ranges, except for privacy coverage, with corresponding limits and deductibles, remain the same for the next fiscal year. However, due to rate increases, the premium increased by $222,328.
The LCSB approved the Memorandum of Understanding related to the 2021-2022 State of Florida Teacher Salary Increase Allocation (TSIA) between the Leon County School Board and The Leon Classroom Teachers Association (LCTA). Leon County Schools are receiving $435,774 of the $50 million allocations by TSIA. The new minimum starting teacher pay will increase by $374.00, a yearly rate of $43,678.
Superintended Rocky Hanna reported to the Board the new Premium Pay Plan and the 2022 Summer Pay, which is a one-time premium pay amount that will be distributed based on the teacher’s years of experience, as noted below:
• Years 0-9 = $1,500
• Years 10-14 = $1,700
• Years 15-19 = $1,950
• Years 20-24 = $2,200
• Years 25-29 = $2,450
• Years 30+ = $3,000
According to the superintendent, a one-time premium pay of $1,200 will be distributed to each employee in the Leon Educational Staff Professional Association (LESPA) bargaining unit. In addition, LCS will give up to $500 in premium pay to LESPA employees for working 2022 Summer School Programs; this is an addition to the standard hourly rate of pay for 10-month employees.
Additionally, the Board approved the 2021-2022 premium pay plan and the 2022 Summer Pay Agreement between Leon County Schools and the 1010 Bargaining Unit for the 2021-2022 school year. As a result, a one-time premium pay of $1,200 will be distributed to each employee in the 1010 bargaining unit. Also, “Exempt Personnel,” who are not members of a bargaining unit, will receive a one-time payment of $1,200 for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
Anybody who has any sense would NOT vote Rocky back in. He is useless along with a lot of others. Excessive number of administrators that are not needed.
The main takeaway for the astute reader is what you did not read about. This could be the most informative School Board meeting in years in that respect. What you just read in the above artical is dry noncontroversial School Board routine business. Kind of boring but on point in the respect of taking care of School Board business. And that is how each and every School Board meeting should have been in the past and should in the future. Thank you for that School Board members and thank you Steve for reporting on the most appropriate School Board meeting since Bill Montford stepped down from the position of Superintendant.
So whats different? Well maybe our School Boards recent and past meetings have been loaded with disgusting woke subject matter that was outside the perview of what a School Board should get involved in.
Maybe your School Board has finally turned over a new leaf and will act and behave correctly in the future. Having given up on political posturing, woke child grooming for peverse sinfull reasons, and all the other crap that we find so annoying since Bill Montford left. Do you the gentel reader think that is true and are you ready to vote Rocky and crew back into power?
Or perhaps just on a chance do you think the School Board finally realized the error of their ways and ran the first appropriate meeting because someone finally realized election time is upon us and they can take up the political, woke, perverse agenda with a vengance right after they are reelected by the sheeple?
Spend, spend, spend. Tax, tax, tax.