Open Discussion Meeting Among Board Members 04-09-13 at 4pm
April 09, 2013

Public Opening
1. Time 4:00 p.m.

Minutes: Meeting called to order by Chairman Shaw.
2. Attendance


District 1 Mike Murgio – NOT Present

District 2 Chuck Shaw – Present  

District 3 Karen Brill - Present

District 4 Jennifer Prior Brown - Present

District 5 Frank Barbieri - NOT Present

District 6 Marcia Andrews - Present

District 7 Debra Robinson – Present

Also present were:  Superintendent Gent, Bruce Harris (Legal Counsel)

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Shaw led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Opening Comments
4. Board Comments - None

Workshop Item(s)
5. Open Discussion

Minutes: Discussion took place among Board Members regarding:  stress level among teachers, Common Core Standards and changes required in instruction, relaxation rollout, class size amendment and legal issues bound, flexibility, FSBA, Marzano, Lobbyists, Call to Action Policy, future Open Discussion Meeting schedule, Graduation schedule, Holocaust, need of calendar listing Board Members' attendance to events (available in Board Docs), roundtable about what is going on, attending/voting remotely, extraordinary circumstances, Board Secretaries, School Based Team Leaders, Guidance Counselors, community resources, Alternative Education students, children under stress, Attorney General opinion, mentors for new people, retired volunteers, outline of competency list, charter schools will be discussed at next meeting.

6. Time 5:35 p.m.

Minutes: No need to vote to adjourn this meeting (per Legal Counsel).