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Board Bites - June 25, 2024


From left to right: Carl Persis (SBM Dist-4), Jamie Haynes (SBM Dist-1 Chair), Dr. Carmen Balgobin (Superintendent of Schools), Jessie Thompson (SBM Dist-3), Anita Burnette (SBM Dist-2 Vice Chair) and Ruben Colón (SBM Dist-5)



Meeting was called to order at 4:34 p.m. by Mrs. Anita Burnette, Vice Chair.

  • Champion Elementary School recited the Pledge
  • Ormond Middle School performed the National Anthem

Pledge Anthem 6-25-24 Board Meeting

Agenda Changes 

  • The Superintendent requested that item 20.01 AdventHealth Agreement be removed from this agenda and placed on the next agenda. - Passed

Approval or Agenda

  • The superintendent recommends approval of the agenda with stated changes.  - Passed

Superintendent's Announcements and Comments

  • Admin Institute

  • Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th 

  • VCS Job Fairs – 7/16 & 7/24 


Recognition – Atlantic Center for the Arts


Jennifer Coolidge, Executive Director, Atlantic Center for the Arts 

Eve Payor, Community Arts Director, Atlantic Center for the Arts 

Tom Widener, Vice President, Commercial Division, Wharton-Smith Construction 

Chris Lewis, Assistant Project Manager, Wharton-Smith Construction 

Rachel Bouffard, Project Executive, Wharton-Smith Construction 


Administrative Appointments

Administrative Appointments

Julian Doster, Principal, Pine Ridge High School


Administrative Appointments

Melissa Fratus, Principal, Sunrise Elementary School


Administrative Appointments

Dr. Leslie-Ann Amaro, Assistant Principal, Galaxy Middle School


Administrative Appointments

Jennifer Mills, Assistant Principal, Campbell Middle School




Joshua Jackson, Principal, Creekside Middle School


-Michele Brown, Assistant Principal, Pine Ridge High School

-Tifanee Cook Grant, Assistant Principal, River Springs Middle School

-Albert Kelleher, Assistant Principal, Southwestern Middle School

-Connie Hope Noga, Assistant Principal, Pride Elementary School

-Adrienne Palmer, Assistant Principal, Sunrise Elementary School

-Susan Seidel, Assistant Principal, Deltona High School

Public Participation Concerning Items on the Consent Agenda

Removal of Items from Consent Agenda

  • None

Approval of Consent Agenda

  • The superintendent recommends approval of all items in the amended consent agenda. - Passed

Public Participation


Board Action Items

  • 20.02 - Adoption of School Board Policy 702 - Purchasing - Passed
  • 20.03 - Authorization to Advertise Proposed Amendments to School Board Policy 208E & 208S – Student Code of Conduct and Discipline - Passed
  • 20.04 - Extension of Board Attorney Contract - Passed
  • 20.05 - Purchase of Instructional Materials for Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy - Cengage - Passed
  • 20.06 - Approval of Resolution 2024-12 Declaring Property as Surplus - Passed
  • 20.07 - Memorandum of Agreement – ADJ Madeline Commons LLC - Passed
  • 20.08 - Naming of the Media Center at Champion Elementary to the “Jacqueline Ouelette Media Center” - Passed

Public Participation

Next School Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room, DeLand Administrative Complex

Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned by Chair Haynes at 7:43 p.m.

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