School Board meeting highlights (June 8, 2021)
Posted on 06/08/2021
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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 approves three policy revisions for the 2021-22 school year

The purpose of these revisions is to assure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, Florida State Board of Education Rules, Board Policies, administrative rules, procedures and guidelines. The board also periodically reviews policies to promote transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds and the use of public resources. 

Redline changes are linked to each policy


School Board will recommend delaying the previously-approved impact fee increase

The school board took up the issue of impact fees after the governor signed House Bill 337 on Friday, June 4, which limits the ability of local governments to levy these charges against new development. Impact fees are used to fund the construction of new schools and other infrastructure needed because of growth. The school board voted to make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners to delay the previously-approved impact fee increase until October 1, 2021. In addition, the fee increase would be phased in, with the full increase in place October 1, 2022. The district expects the delay required by the new law will cost OCPS about $10-12 million, or nearly half the cost to build a new elementary school, over the upcoming fiscal years. The Impact Fees are listed in the table


June proclamations recognized by OCPS:


 Changes regarding administrative personnel

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins introduced the following new administrators:

 Scott Stephen Berkes, assistant principal, Edgewater High

Michael Anthony Cecere, assistant principal, Colonial High

Rochelle Conyers, assistant principal, Colonial High

Wilicia Hughes, assistant principal, Lake Nona High

Jorie Anne Jeannides, assistant principal, Pershing School K-8

Alma Lazarini, assistant principal, Sunshine Elementary

Crystal McMiller, assistant principal, Wekiva High

Candice Ann Mixson, assistant principal, Boone High

Carol Morris, assistant principal, Lake Buena Vista High

Katrina Renee Nichols, assistant principal, Millennia Garden Elementary

Debra Lynn Turner, assistant principal, Sunset Park Elementary

Daniel James Caliari, assistant principal, Winter Park High

Chivas Latrae Coner, assistant principal, Gotha Middle

Wendy Ivory, executive area director, West Learning Community

Amy London-Tauriello, assistant principal, Englewood Elementary

Laura Permenter, principal, Dommerich Elementary

Jodie Rolston-Cary, assistant principal, Apopka High

Ivonne Marie Ruiz Moreno, assistant principal, Meadow Woods Middle

Linda Van, assistant principal, Lake Nona High


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