School Board meeting highlights (Jan. 12)
Posted on 01/12/2021
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The School Board of Orange County held its regularly-scheduled board meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center. These are the highlights of the meeting:
District will recognize Celebrate Literacy Week beginning Jan. 25
Orange County Public Schools is committed to ensuring literacy for all of our students. In conjunction with the statewide “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!” Orange County Public Schools will promote literacy throughout the district and encourage the enjoyment of reading by children and adults of all ages. This is the Celebrate Literacy Week proclamation.
School Board approves targeted and technical rezoning
Heritage Place and Crystal Creek Targeted Rezoning: These two neighborhoods are currently zoned for Lake Buena Vista High School (80-H-SW-4). This targeted rezoning will move approximately 106 high school students to Freedom High School attendance zone.
Asbury Technical Rezoning: In an effort to keep a planned development in the same school zone, the Little River Elementary portion will be moved to Forsyth Woods Elementary attendance zone. There are no students living in the rezoning area.
This is the presentation with maps.
Letter to Governor requesting COVID-19 vaccine for essential school employees
School board members approved sending the letter written to Governor Ron DeSantis encouraging the consideration of allowing all essential K-12 employees with direct contact to students to be prioritized for vaccination. In the event the Governor cannot support that request, urge the Governor to allow those essential K-12 employees who are deemed to be at risk due to age and/or underlying health conditions to be eligible for the vaccine within the cohort of those 65 and older for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Draft letter to Governor Ron DeSantis.
Changes regarding administrative personnel
Superintendent Barbara Jenkins introduced the following new administrator:
Dwight Jermaine Hutchinson, assistant principal, Freedom High

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