School Board meeting highlights (Jan. 14, 2020)
Posted on 01/14/2020

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The School Board of Orange County held its regularly-scheduled board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center. These are the highlights:


District will recognize Celebrate Literacy Week beginning Jan. 27

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. To read the proclamation click here.


District’s commitment to end student use of all tobacco products including e-cigarettes

The use of vaping products and e-cigarettes has become a nationwide epidemic among youth in the United States. School Board members proclaimed support of the American Heart Association’s efforts to educate and raise awareness of this growing health crisis among our youth, and their efforts to end the use of tobacco products, whether by traditional use, through vaping or e-cigarettes. To read the proclamation click here. 


District observes January as National Mentoring Month

The district will observe January as National Mentoring Month by honoring the parents, families, teachers, coaches, and mentors who pour their time and love into lifting our students resolve. Quality mentoring programs are proven to build relationships that help improve school attendance and academic achievement, promote responsible decision-making and provide skills to better navigate relationships at school, socially and at home. The district urges teachers, staff members, and adults within our community to take part in a powerful movement that is changing lives. To read the proclamation click here.


Changes regarding administrative personnel

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins introduced the following new administrators:


Luz Gonzalez Cartagena, assistant principal, Oak Ridge High

Michelle Plank, assistant principal, Stone Lakes Elementary

Danielle Brancato, assistant principal, Wetherbee Elementary



*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. To find the live stream, visit