School Board meeting highlights (Aug. 10, 2021)
Posted on 08/10/2021
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The School Board of Orange County held its regularly-scheduled board meeting at 4:45 p.m. at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center. These are the highlights of the meeting: 

School Board discussion surrounding governor’s executive order and mask mandates

At the 16-minute mark of the meeting, school board members requested the district legal counsel provide an overview of the governor’s executive order, Florida Constitution, statutes and rules that apply to school district mask mandates in Broward, Alachua and Leon counties. Legal specifically addressed the letter Leon County Schools received from the Florida Department of Education regarding their mask mandate decision. This was an informational discussion with no official action taken by the board. View the discussion

Changes regarding administrative personnel

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins introduced the following new administrators:

Jennifer Marie Aprea, assistant principal, Olympia High

Corey Lynn Johns, assistant principal, Orange County Virtual

Tamara Joan Medrano, assistant principal, Cypress Springs Elementary

Heather Ann Rodriguez, assistant principal, Memorial Middle

Rebecca Joy Young, assistant principal, Rosemont Elementary

Daniel Kempinger, principal, Glenridge Middle

*Reminder* School Board meetings are live-streamed on the School Board’s YouTube channel and will be accessible from web browsers on computers or mobile devices.