Educational Services Facility
9:00 a.m.

January 25, 2022 Board Check-In Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Misty Belford began the meeting at 9:08 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mrs. Belford led the pledge of allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Board Budget
5. Review of Board Goals

Board Members reviewed their annual goals as part of their evaluation process.  


Visit two schools outside your zoned district was added to objective 1.  All other objectives remained the same.

6. Community Mapping

Mrs. Belford reiterated the development of a Community Mapping spreadsheet discussed at the May 4, 2021 Check-In.

The purpose of this list would be to:

  • Identifying new resources
  • Insure all youth have access to the resources they need
  • Avoid duplicating services and resources
  • Provide information across agencies
  • Encourage collaboration
7. Positive Listening

Mrs. Belford shared information with the Board pertaining to the impact of listening and how it can effectively improve working together as a group.

8. Board Evaluation

Board Members reviewed the evaluation tool from last school year and approved for use this school year.  In addition, a timeline was set for completion.

9. Additional Board Discussion

Mrs. Belford opened the floor for Board Member discussion:  


Mrs. Campbell shared her research regarding LGBTQ cases and their findings, specifically to student use of restrooms and locker rooms. Discussion ensued pertaining to this topic.  As an outcome of the conversation, the Board requests that staff provide additional clarification to schools regarding the districts' established guidelines.


Mr. Susin stated that the Board has the opporunity to engage in current legislative agendas.  He explained his current engagment at the State level on various bills and offered to assist fellow Board Members as needed.  Discussion ensued pertaining to specific bills that affect the district. 


Mr. Susin shared with the Board that he recently spoke with Joseph Acaba and provided a little history regarding Mr. Acaba's passion in this area.  During the conversation Mr. Acaba stated that he was never asked if he wanted Melbourne High School named after him.  Rather than naming a school, Mr. Acaba expressed to Mr. Susin that he would prefer to inspire students through various STEM activites.  Due to this conversation, Mr. Susin will be communicating with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to see if the renaming process will continue.

Closing Remarks
10. Closing Remarks/Direction
11. Adjournment

The meeting concluded at 12:21 p.m.

Chairman: ___________________________________ Secretary: ___________________________________

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