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April 25, 2023 Board Meeting
Final Recommendation: Gym Dedication Stone Magnet Middle School
Meeting Date(s)
Consent Type
With Prior Information

In August 2022, Mr. Heid, the retired basketball coach at Stone Middle School, requested the gym at Stone Middle School be dedicated to Ms. Ruby Mae Jackson, a longtime volunteer with the basketball teams at Stone Middle School.  On August 16, 2022, the SAC committee voted to request permission from the board to collect community input on the request.  On February 7, 2023 the School Board voted to allow the school to follow the administrative procedures in Board Policy 7250 – Commemoration of School Facilities, and collect community input into the request.

In an effort to gather input from all stakeholders, a website was created allowing stakeholders to both submit comments and review all comments submitted.  Additionally, two community meetings were held to gather input. As of 3/28/2023, there have been 98 responses: 96 responses were in favor of the dedication, two (2) responses were against the dedication. (Stakeholder Comments link:)

Stakeholders Comments Link

The first meeting was held on February 23, 2023 beginning at 5:30pm in the Media Center of Stone Middle School.  Eighteen (18) individuals were present at the meeting and nine (9) spoke during the meeting.  Of the nine (9) individuals who spoke, all were in support of the dedication.  (Minutes Link:)

Minutes Link

The second meeting was held on March 23, 2023 in the Media Center of Stone Middle School beginning at 5:00pm.  Thirty-Nine (39) individuals were in attendance and ten (10) spoke.  All speakers were in support of the dedication. (Minutes Link:)

Minutes2 Link


Review the information gathered during the two public meetings and via the public comments on the website to determine if Stone Magnet Middle School will dedicate the gym to  Ms. Ruby Mae Jackson. Support the request to allow the school to dedicate the gym to Ms. Ruby Mae Jackson.

Authority for Action
Board Policy 7250-Commemoration of School Facilities Section III
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
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Courtney Lundy, Principal, Stone Magnet Middle School (321) 723-0741 Sherri Bowman, Director, Secondary Leading and Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11310 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11300

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