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May 30, 2023 Board Meeting
Title
Initial Request for Approval to gather Community Input on the Naming of Rockledge High School Football Field at McLarty Stadium
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 05/30/2023
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

The School Advisory Committee at Rockledge High School voted on May 1, 2023, to request approval from the School Board to move forward with the process to gather community input into the proposal to dedicate Rockledge’s Football Field to Chuck Wood.  Coach Chuck Wood’s teams won back-to-back state championships in 2001 and 2002.  He is a three-time Cape Coast Conference Coach of the Year (1992, 1994, 2002), the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year in 2000, and the Gridiron Report (Sunshine Network) Coach of the Year in 2001.  Wood coached the Raiders for 19 years, winning 155 games with only 51 losses.  Coach Wood was also inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.  The vote was unanimous to move forward.

Per Board Policy, the principal of Rockledge High School requested permission from the superintendent's designee, Dr. Stephanie Soliven. Secondary Leading & Learning is now requesting permission of the Board for Rockledge High School to proceed with the required process to gather input into the proposed dedication.

Procedure to be followed:

1. Community Meetings: The Director of Secondary Leading & Learning that supervises Rockledge High School shall host up to three (3) open community meetings to be held on dates to be announced.

2. Community Input: The Director of Secondary Leading & Learning that supervises Rockledge High School shall solicit input from eligible stakeholders through the use of a survey. Community input will be solicited from the following:

  • SAC of the school;
  • PTA or other parent-based organization of the school;
  • Students of the school;
  • Parents or legal guardians of students attending the school;
  • Community members within the school's attendance zone;
  • Members of the school's faculty and staff;
  • Alumni of the school; and
  • Members of the public

3. Student engagement strategies to include age-appropriate dialogue.

4. Government and Community Relations will assist Secondary Leading & Learning with strategies for increasing public awareness of the renaming process.

Recommendation

Approve Rockledge High School to proceed with the required process to gather community input into the proposal to dedicate Rockledge’s field at McLarty Stadium to Chuck Wood Field. 

Authority for Action
Board Policy 7250 – Commemoration of School Facilities Section III
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Mollie Vega, Director, Secondary Leading and Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11300
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