Workshop 1-09-13
January 09, 2013

Public Opening
1. Time 2:42pm
2. Attendance


District 1 Mike Murgio – Present

District 2 Chuck Shaw – Present  

District 3 Karen Brill - Present

District 4 Jennifer Prior Brown - Present

District 5 Frank Barbieri - Present

District 6 Marcia Andrews - Present

District 7 Debra Robinson – Present

Also present were Superintendent E. Wayne Gent; Chief Academic Officer Janis Andrews; and General Counsel Sheryl Wood.

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Chairman Shaw

Minutes: Chairman Shaw led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Opening Comments
4. Chairman Shaw

Minutes: Marcia Andrews requested a moment of silence for the passing last month of Robert Pew whom the School District of Palm Beach County has had a close relationship with and is so very thankful for his contributions and grants.

Workshop Item(s)
5. Marzano Through Time
Attachment: Marzano_Board_Presentation_Final.pdf

Dr. Janis Andrews introduced Sandi Gero who in turn introduced Kathy Orloff and she presented information via a Powepoint regarding the Marzano system.  Sandi Gero and Janis Andrews recognized Kathy Weigel for her involvement last year with this system since it was a huge undertake and it was all accomplished in one year.  Discussion took place between Board Members and Staff regarding: relationship and differences between Marzano and VAM, need regular update to the Board, feedback from teachers not favorable, not an evaluation system, training to progress, end of year reliability by Principal, differentiated instruction begin day 1 and follow intensity of instructions, provide support to teachers and follow up.  Mr. Gent asked Staff to follow up with research Ms. Brill read to Board Members during the meeting.

6. Adoption of Instructional Materials
Attachment: Q&A.WSItem#6.pdf
Attachment: Board_Workshop_Instructional_Materials_Adoption_1-9-13 Revised 12 21 12.pdf

Chairman Shaw introduced Keith Oswald who presented a Powerpoint to the Board regarding Professional Development process which is scheduled to start in March 2013, support common core state instruction, make sure students are college/career ready, make sure teachers and schools are supported as they get teaching materials, professional development will be offered at all times.  The Board Members discussed the following:  getting parents involved, each classroom get books and Library has them too, building of classroom libraries, books can be taken home by children, digital device, invite Barnes and Noble to 1/16/13 Board Meeting for recognition and appreciation for their donation of over 23,000 books, cursive handwriting instruction part of the curriculum, book adoption, review during Legislative Joint Meeting.

7. Evaluation Instrument for the Inspector General
Minutes: Lung Chiu showed a draft instrument for IG Evaluation showing required School Board Policies. How to verify IG Performance discussed, difficulty in assessing.  The Board needs to meet by June 1st but because of graduations would like to do so by June 15th.
8. Discussion Item - Shaw - Identify Priority Board Workshops for Remainder of Year

Minutes: Chairman Shaw distributed two forms to the Board Members to be filled out by them so they can list priorities for future workshops needed and items for discussion.  Discussion by Board Members took place as to what their understanding of these outstanding workshops and requested items are.  Will revisit this list every 3 months.

9. Time 4:30pm

Motion to adjourn meeting.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Murgio
Second: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye