Educational Services Facility
9:00 a.m.

April 18, 2023 Special Board Meeting
Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin, Gene Trent and Megan Wright.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda

Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:


  • Item 6:  Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • Item 7:  Superintendent Search
Approve the April 18, 2023 and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Public Comments
5. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  Two speakers signed up to address the Board.

6. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Ms. Hann, Acting Superintendent, recognized Catherine McNutt who is transferring from the position of principal at Hoover Middle to the position of principal at the New Central Area Middle School, effective July, 2023.  Board Members expressed appreciation to Ms. McNutt.

Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The transfer of Catherine M. McNutt from the position of Principal at Hoover Middle School to the position of Principal at the New Central Area Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
7. Superintendent Search
Copy of Board Tally Sheet_ (003).xlsx

Andrea Messina asked each Board Member for their selection of candidates to consider for in-person interviews on April 27, 2023.  The Board determined to include four candidates as finalists, to include the following:

  1.   #9 - Scott Schneider
  2. #15 - Dr. Mark J. Rendell
  3. #21 - John Stratton
  4. #22 - Dr. Jason C. Wysong

Ms. Messina reviewed interview questions categories with the Board to determine which member would address each.  The Board agreed to the following:

  • Megan Wright - Board Superintendent Relationship 
  • Jennifer Jenkins - Academic Excellence
  • Matt Susin - Exceptional Workforce
  • Katye Campbell - Community Connection
  • Gene Trent - Operational Sustainability

John Reichert and Andrea Messina provided an overview of the interview schedule/process, tours with staff/community leaders, and the community forum.  

The Board expressed appreciation for FSBA's work throughout the process.

8. Adjournment

Ms. Campbell reminded the Board and audience to wear their purple tomorrow in support of Military Child - Purple Up! Day.

Mr. Susin provided clarification to the audience with the reasoning for the development of the Superintendent Search timeline.

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 9:51 a.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

INSTITUTION:  ARTICLE IX - SECTION 1.  Public education:
The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require.

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