School board to hold General Business Meeting and Public Hearing April 5

Public notice


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

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. with Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m.

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

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.


5000 Students: 5780.01 – Parents Bill of Rights


Bylaws: 0100 Definitions; 0124 – Standards of Ethical Conduct; 0131 – Legislative/Policymaking; 0164 – Notice of Meetings; 0165 Meetings; 0165.1 Agendas; 0169.1 – Public Participation at Board Meetings

1000 Administration: 1020 – Employment of the Superintendent; 1120 Employment of Administrators; 1121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 1590 – Personnel File

2000 Program: 2111 – Parent and Family Involvement in the School Program; 2215 – Program of Instruction; 2410 – School Health Services; 2417 – Comprehensive Health Education; 2430 – District-Sponsored Clubs and Activities; 2431.03 – Concussions and Head Injuries; 2520 – Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials; 2605 – Research; 2800 – Educational Services for Students in Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs

3000 Instructional Staff: 3120 – Employment of Instructional Staff; 3121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 3590 – Personnel File

4000 Support Staff: 4120 – Employment of Support Staff; 4121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 4590 -Personnel File

5000 Students: 5410.01 – Promotion, Acceleration, Placement, and Retention; 5460 – Graduation Requirements; 5630.01 – Seclusion and Restraint of Students With Disabilities

7000 Property: 7230 – Gifts, Grants, and Bequests; 7540.05 – District-Issued Electronical Mail (E-mail) Account

8000 Operations: 8141 – Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct; 8310 – Public Records; 8330 – Student Records; 8420 – Emergency Closing and Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, and Emergency Response Agencies; 8452 – Automated External Defibrillators (AED); 8510 Wellness; 8660 Transporting Students By Private Vehicles; 8800 – Religious Observances

9000 Community Relations: 9211 – Parent Organizations, Booster Clubs, and Other Outside Support Organizations; 9800.01 – Charter School Applications; 9800.02 – Charter School Contracts; 9800.04 Charter School Operations; 9800.05 Charter School Appeals

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose is to discuss, consider, and receive input on amendments to and adoption of new policies to conform to legislative changes; eliminate redundant and obsolete language. Proposed amendments and/or proposed new policies include, but are not limited to, the following: requirements and prohibitions for board meeting notices, meetings and public participation; safety and security of staff, students, and visitors and agency and district responsibilities; charter school applications, contracts, and operations; acceptance of gifts/grants/donations to the district; employment requirements and anti-discrimination prohibitions; program of instruction requirements; safety and security and responsibility of each agency and the District. The effect is that policies will be current, consistent, and easier to find, understand, and use.

Authority: F.S. 381.0056; 1000.05; 1001.32; 1001.33; 1001.41; 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51; 1003.02; 1003.453; 1006.07; 1006.08; 1006.09; 1014.

Laws Implemented: Fla. Stat. 50.0211; 112.312; 112.313; 119.071; 120.525; 120.81; 286.011; 286.0114; 381.0056; 394.495; 1000.05; 1001.32; 1001.372; 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.421; 1001.43; 1001.50; 1002.3105; 1002.33; 1003.225; 1003.42; 1003.4282; 1003.44; 1003.45; 1003.451; 1003.453; 1003.485; 1003.52; 1003.573; 1006.09; 1006.165; 1006.165; 1006.22; 1006.28; 1012.27; 1012.31; 1012.32; 1012.55; 1012.56; F.S. 1014; 1014.05; FAC 6A-1.0018; FAC 6A-1.094124; FAC 6A-10.081; 10 U.S.C. 503; 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g.

The School Board does not anticipate the adoption of this rule will (1) have an adverse impact on small business; or (2) directly or indirectly increase regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate in the state within 1 year after the implementation of the rule. Any person who wishes to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing to the Superintendent within 21 days after publication of this notice. Any material pertinent to the issues under consideration submitted in writing to the Superintendent within 21 days after publication of this notice or submitted at the public hearing shall be considered by the Board and made a part of the rulemaking record.

Notice of Rule Development appeared in The Gainesville Sun on February 16, 2022. The text of the proposed amended rules may be viewed at the District Website, www.sbac.edu, under the Board s March 15, 2022, meeting agenda, or obtained without cost from the Office of the Superintendent, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880. There are several ways in which citizens could offer their input on these items: 1) submit input through email to issues@gm.sbac.edu by noon on the day of the board meeting (include the phrase Policies 3-15-22 in the subject line); or 2) go to the Board Room to offer input in person during the meeting. The meeting may also be broadcast on a video screen outside the Boardroom, on the District s website and/or Cox Channel 12. Please check the March 15 Agenda on the District s website, www.sbac.edu, prior to the meeting for any additional options to view or participate remotely.

Any person who decides to appeal a decision with respect to a matter considered at the hearing is hereby advised that, for such purpose, such person 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.

Any person with a disability who requires accommodations to participate should contact the Office of the Superintendent, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880 or dial 711 (TDD), at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, so their needs can be accommodated.

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