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Madison County School Board Workshop/Special Meeting for April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

School Board Special Session/Workshop

2649 West US Hwy 90 Madison, FL 6:00 p.m.

1. Welcome

1.1 Call to Order

1. Welcome

1.2 Public Input - Agenda Items

2. Items for Individual Consideration

2.1 Proposal from Madison Education Credit Union - Dr. Pickles / Mrs. Shiver

Recommend acceptance of proposal from Madison Education Credit Union (MECU) and direct the attorney to prepare a formal agreement.

Based on the proposal by the Madison Education Credit Union, there would be a General Fund cost-savings to the district as MECU would assume all utility costs, supplies, and provide cleaning services.

Average annual savings:

  • City of Madison, approximately $1,237

  • Duke Energy, approximately $3,200

2.2 Out-of-District Field Trips - Dr. Pickles



2. Items for Individual Consideration

2.3 MCEA Related Issues - Dr. Pickles

Reverse all position cuts/reductions as taken by the district school board on March 18, 2019.


  1. Cease and desist modifying the terms and conditions of employment of Education Support Professional positions

  2. Cease and desist modifying the terms and conditions of employment of certified bargaining unit positions

  3. Cease and desist the reduction in force


  1. Related to Instructional Article XII, Section A(1)

  2. Related to ESP Article XII

  3. Related to Instructional Article IX

  4. Related to ESP Article IX

  5. Related to various MCSB approved Policies

3-27-19 MCEA Instructional Art XII

3-25-19 MCEA ESP Art. XII

3-27-19 MCEA ESP Art IX Revised.

3-25-19 MCEA Instructional Art. IX.

3-25-19 Cherry, M Grievance Final

3-26-19 WIlliams, J Grievance

3-16-19 Davis, Y Grievance

3-16-19 WIlliams, R Grievance

3-26-19 Bass, K Grievance

3-26-19 Newman, L Grievance

2.4 Agreement with Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. - Dr. Pickles / Ms. Newman

Recommend approval of the Resolutions in Special Education, Inc (RISE) agreement, to be paid from IDEA.

Periodically, there is a need to address special education matters with parents/guardians. Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. (RISE) serves many area districts and would be used on an as needed basis.

2.5 Curriculum Update and Information - Dr. Pickles / Mrs. Hill

1. Proposed Changes to the Student Progression Plan

2.6 Personnel Recommendations-Dr. Pickles

Recommend approval of the superintendent's personnel recommendations (permission to advertise instructional vacancies, personnel changes, and administrative recommendations).

Personnel recommendations are subject to change prior to noon on the day of the meeting.

  1. Request to advertise for various instructional vacancies

  2. Personnel changes

  3. Administrative recommendations for 2019-20

3. Agenda Review

3.1 Review of the April 15, 2019 Agenda

4. Other Items of Interest to the Board

4.1 Public Input-Non-Agenda Items

4.2 Superintendent's Remarks

  1. MCHS Farm Day

  2. Recent meeting with DOE/FSBA Officials

  3. Schedule meeting to review School Cost Analysis (as presented), Long-Term Planning Committee suggestions (previously presented), Fiscal Study

4.3 Attorney's Remarks

4. Other Items of Interest to the Board

4.4 Board Member Remarks

5. Adjourn

Any member of the public who wishes to address the Board on any agenda item, or any other topic, must sign up (including the completion of required speaker forms, if any) with the Superintendent or his/her designee at the beginning of the meeting. During "Public Comment - Agenda Items", the Chair shall recognize those persons signed up to peak on agenda items. When recognized by the Chair during "Public comment - Agenda Items", a speaker may request to be allowed to make his or her comments at the time the Board considers a particular agenda item. The Chair may grant or deny such request at the Chair's sole discretion. During "Public Comment - Non-Agenda items", the chair shall recognize those persons signed up to speak on items which are not listed on the agenda but which are relevant to the District and its mission. "Public Comment - Non-Agenda Items" shall be limited to a total of 30 minutes unless extended by vote of the Board. Unless leave is given by the Chair, all speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes. Any identifiable groups shall be encouraged to choose a representative to speak on its behalf. The Board may act upon (including reconsideration) any agenda item at any time during the meeting. The agenda may be changed only for good cause as determined by the Chair and stated in the record. If, after "Public Comment - Agenda Items", the agenda is amended to add an item for consideration, the chair shall allow public comment on the added agenda item prior to the Board taking action thereon. All decisions of the Chair concerning parliamentary procedures, decorum, and rules of order will be final, unless they are overcome by a majority of the members of the Board in attendance. If any person decides to appeal any decision with respect to any action considered at the above referenced meeting and hearing, such person may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made to include testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.


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