February 15 School Board Meeting

Public notice of meeting

The School Board of Alachua County will have its regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on February 15, with a public hearing on school zone boundaries for Idylwild and Metcalfe Elementary Schools at 6:30 p.m.


The School Board Alachua County, Florida, shall hold a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6 p.m.

LOCATION: District Office Boardroom, 620 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL

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In order to maintain social distancing, the number of people allowed in the Meeting Room may be limited.

PURPOSE: General Business Meeting

This meeting is being called pursuant to and in accordance with Section 1001.372(1) and 120.525, F.S. The agenda is available in the Superintendent s Office, District Administration Building.

There are three ways citizens may offer their input for this meeting: 1) submit input through email at issues@gm.sbac.edu by noon the day of the board meeting; 2) go to the Boardroom to offer their input in person during the meeting. CDC guidelines may be followed in this process, or 3) Check the February 15, 2022 Agenda on the District s website, www.sbac.edu, prior to the meeting for additional options to participate remotely.

Any person who decides to appeal a decision of the School Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting is hereby advised that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Anyone with a disability or physical impairment who wishes to attend this meeting and requires special accommodations should contact the Superintendent s Office, 620 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 955-7880, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

By Carlee Simon, Ph. D., Superintendent of Schools and Secretary to the Board

Feb. 1, 2022 #6784700


The School Board of Alachua County, Florida, gives notice of its intent to amend Policy 5120.01 School Zone Boundary Descriptions. In addition, the School Board will hold a public hearing as follows:

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Board Room, Alachua County Public Schools District Office, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Purpose and Effect: The purpose is to amend the school zone boundaries for two schools: Idylwild Elementary School and Metcalfe Elementary School. The amendments address the expected overcrowding at Idylwild Elementary School and the significant under-enrollment at Metcalfe Elementary School during the 2022-2023 school year. The effect is that the policy will align with the current growth and projected capacity for each of these schools while still allowing for growth.