School Board meeting highlights (May 25, 2021)
Posted on 05/25/2021
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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 extends Hungerford Prep property sale deadline

School Board members voted unanimously to approve an extension of a 2019 agreement with the Town of Eatonville designed to sell the former Hungerford Prep property. An RFP (request for proposals) seeking a third-party purchaser in 2020 brought no bids, and all three responses to a January 2021 RFP were deemed nonresponsive to the requirements. The 116-acre piece of property along Interstate 4 in Eatonville is one of the largest undeveloped tracts along I-4 between Deltona and Walt Disney World. The district has been working with the town of Eatonville to find a suitable developer to build on the property in an effort to grow the town economically. 


Changes regarding administrative personnel 

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins announced the following new administrators:

Erin Verhelst-Wagner, assistant principal, Ocoee High

Susan Abbe, associate superintendent, ESE Division of Teaching and Learning 

Karena Shara Chunoo, principal, Lakeville Elementary 

Arsha Richelle Dock, principal, Waterbridge Elementary

Edmi Figueroa Solis, principal, Meadow Woods Elementary

Alex Jackson, assistant principal, Jones High 

Amanda Jenkins, assistant principal, Ocoee High

Heather Haas Kreider, principal, Edgewater High

James Leslie, executive area director, East Learning Community

Jose Martinez, area superintendent, East Learning Community

*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.