January 11, 2012

1. Time: 2:05 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Attendance:

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Chairman Barbieri

Opening Comments
4. Chairman Barbieri

Workshop Item(s)
5. Committee Reports

Minutes: None
6. Superintendent Job Description Discussion


Mr. Gent opened the session and turned it over to Mark Mitchell who explained to Board Members the process of revising the job description and the changes that have been made to date.

Board Members discussed the additional revisions they would like made to the Superintendent Job Description.  

7. DISCUSSION ITEM - Superintendent Search Process - Barbieri


Mr. Barbieri stated he has worked with Human Resources to develop a time line for the finalist selection and interview process for the Superintendent and summarized it with Board Members (which will be the weeks of 2/30/12 and 2/6/12, Monday-Wednesday).   Mr. Barbieri also suggested that Board Members agree to four final candidates.

Mrs. Andrews requested that time be set aside to bring the finalist for a tour of the Glades and Dr. Robinson suggested the Tuesday morning before the informal interviews.  Melinda Wong suggested that the tour be done on Wednesday before the formal interview. 

Board Members discussed the need for the four separate "Meet and Greet" and were in consensus to have one for each week on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Board Members were in consensus for a "Meet and Greet" in the Glades on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.     

Mrs. Brill suggested giving the candidates the opportunity to tour schools if they choose.

Mr. Shaw suggested each Board Member be allowed more time with each candidate, which would give them the opportunity to take them to a school in their district.  Melinda Wong will come back with a recommendation on the alloted time which will be at least one hour.

Board Members discussed the total cost which is estimated at $8,000-$10,000. 

Dr. Robinson suggested a bus tour on Wednesday. 

Mr. Barbieri reviewed the list of publications that the district advertised the Superintendent position and announced that Dr. Blanton has his short list of applicants at nine candidates, which he will perform background checks on.  Mrs. Brown questioned the extent of the background checks and when Board Members will be provided the results.

Mr. Barbieri will get Dr. Blanton's top nine candidates and will discuss how the final short list selection process will be performed and relay to back to Board Members.

Board Members were in consensus for each Board Member to pick their top four candidates at next week's meeting. 

Board Members were in consensus for Human Resources to provide the questions for the interviews.

Dr. Robinson suggested to outline the terms of the contract before a candidate is selected.

Mrs. Wood reviewed what Dr. Blanton has agreed to regarding background checks on the candidates and what the district will do.

Mr. Shaw requested a workshop regarding social media and Mr. Gent announced that our Legal Department has been working on this topic. 


8. Time: 3:45 p.m.


Motion to Adjourn.

Vote Results
Motion: Jenny Prior Brown
Second: Karen Brill
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye