School Board meeting highlights (Sept. 10, 2019)
Posted on 09/10/2019

OCPS News Release logo

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 of the meeting:

Millage adopted to support 2019-2020 budget

After a public hearing, the school board adopted the millage required to support the budget for school year 2019-2020. The millage rate adopted is as follows:

Millage Type

2018-19 Rates

2019-20 Rates

Required Local Effort



Basic Discretionary



Additional Voted



Capital Improvement






School Board approves budget for 2019-2020

The budget approved by the school board is as follows:


Approve the 2019-20 Budget for the General Fund



Approve the 2019-20 Budget for the Special Revenue Fund



Approve the 2019-20 Budget for the Debt Service Fund



Approve the 2019-20 Budget for the Capital Projects Fund



Approve the 2019-20 Budget for the Internal Service Fund


District will recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a national recognition of the culture, contributions and heritage of Hispanic Americans. This annual observance is 31 days beginning September 15 and ending October 15. The September-October period covers a wide range of Independence Days for Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua celebrate their independence on September 15. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18. El Día de la Raza is observed October 12, by all countries and people of Hispanic background.

Read the proclamation

District will recognize Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week

The Florida Legislature designated the last full week in September as "Celebrate Freedom Week." As a result of this legislation, all public schools in Orange County will observe Constitution Day on Sept. 17, 2019 and "Celebrate Freedom Week" during the last week of September (Sept. 23-27). This week of celebration is intended to allow for appropriate instruction and activities that will help to reinforce the principles and ideals upon which our nation was founded.

Read the proclamation.

District observes Sept. 23-27 as Start With Hello Week

National Start With Hello Week is organized by the Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Start With Hello teaches students, grades 2-12, the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization. During this week, schools are encouraged to kick-off their Start With Hello program by participating in activities that foster inclusion.

Read the proclamation.

Changes regarding administrative personnel

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins introduced the following new administrators:

Paul Browning, principal, Corner Lake Middle

*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,

(For more information, please contact Media Relations at 407.317.3458 or[email protected])


OCPSEEO Non-Discrimination Statement

The School Board of Orange County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by law. The following individuals at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801, attend to compliance matters: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer & Title IX Officer: Keshara Cowans; ADA Coordinator: Michael D. Graf; Section 504 Coordinator: Tajuana LeeWenze. (407.317.3200)