School Board meeting highlights (June 9)
Posted on 06/09/2020
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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 while also live streaming on the district’s YouTube channel. These are the highlights of the meeting:
Additional pre-planning date approved for instructional staff
One extra pre-planning day has been allocated for the 2020-2021 school year. The extra day will be Friday, July 31, 2020 and will be added to the official Orange County Public Schools calendar. Pre-Planning dates will be Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3, 2020 thru Friday, August 7, 2020. The addition of one pre-planning day is still pursuant to collective bargaining with the Classroom Teachers Association to determine an optional provision where there may be flexibility for July 31 without penalty.
2021-22 and 2022-23 school calendars approved
The School Board approved the school calendars for both 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 school years. Along with each calendar is a listing of make-up days for school cancelations due to severe weather. The list is prioritized in order of a missed school day. Here is the approved 2021-2022 School Calendar and the 2022-2023 School Calendar.
Changes regarding administrative personnel
Superintendent Barbara Jenkins announced the following new administrators:
Thomas Ott Jr., principal, University High
Lisa Jean Karcinski, principal, Ocoee High 
Cicely Marks, principal, Oak Hill Elementary
Rebecca Ann McDaid, principal, Clay Spring Elementary
Frederick Ray Jr., principal, Piedmont Lakes Middle
Robert Lee Walker, principal, Citrus Elementary
Mark Wieckowski, principal, Killarney Elementary
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