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School Board
Monroe County School Board Information


The
MISSION of the Monroe County Schools is to empower all students to become responsible and contributing global citizens.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

1.       Climate and Culture for Excellence

2.       Outstanding Student Achievement

3.       Effective Communication & Community Engagement

4.       High Performing Workforce

5.       Leader in Technology and Innovation

6.       Accountable Resource Management

Meetings
Workshops are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:00 PM
Regular Business meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:00 PM
  • All meetings are televised live.  Rebroadcasts are scheduled for 7:00 PM on the Friday following the meeting. 
  • The agendas will be linked 7 calendar days before the meeting (Tuesday before the meeting)
  • The agenda deadlines are listed on the School Board Meeting Schedule
2014-2015 School Board Meeting Calendar (revised 7/22/14)

Board Rationale Template (updated for 2014-15) 
- MS Word Template - to be completed for all board agenda items.

Special Workshop Meetings
The School Board schedules workshop sessions prior to scheduled meetings as necessary.  These sessions provide Board members and staff the opportunity to fully discuss and explore proposals prior to the item being placed on the regular meeting agenda for action.

Public Involvement
The School Board welcomes public input and recognizes citizen involvement as crucial to the success of the school system. Citizens have several opportunities to address issues and share information before the School Board.
  • At each meeting, members of the public are invited to address the Board without prior notice before the adoption of the consent agenda.  CITIZEN INPUT/REQUEST(S) TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD ON CONSENT ITEMS ~  (The School Board cannot take action on input/request(s), but the School Board may place an item on the agenda of a subsequent meeting for action.) Presentations to the Board are limited to three (3) minutes for each individual speaker and five (5) minutes for the representative of a designated group. Transfer of time between individuals and/or groups is not permitted. Letters submitted to each Board Member and/or the Board Secretary prior to a Board Meeting will not additionally be read into the record at the meeting.
  • Additionally, members of the public are again invited to address the Board without prior notice is during Citizen Input. In accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law, the Board can take official action only on those items which appear on the Boards legally noticed agenda and which appear for Board action on that agenda.  (The School Board cannot take action on input/request(s), but the School Board may place an item on the agenda of a subsequent meeting for action.)  Presentations to the Board are limited to three (3) minutes for each individual speaker and five (5) minutes for the representative of a designated group. Transfer of time between individuals and/or groups is not permitted. Letters submitted to each Board Member and/or the Board Secretary prior to a Board Meeting will not additionally be read into the record at the meeting.
  • Another opportunity for involvement comes with each action item on the Board's agenda. Members of the audience are invited to ask questions and give input as presentations by staff are made and the Board prepares to make decisions.
  • An additional opportunity for public inpuit is made available during the Board's workshop sessions. During these sessions the Board discusses proposals for programs, policies and budgeting. These are informal roundtable discussions with staff and interested members of the public.
  • And lastly an opportunity is open to any citizen who wishes to request that a specific item be addressed by the School Board by calling the Superintendent's Office, 305-293-1400 to request to be placed on the agenda for a specific meeting.
School Board Meeting/Workshop Agendas are available on the School District website at www.KeysSchools.com, at each meeting and from the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at  241 Trumbo Road in Key West.

Please be aware that all communications, including email sent to the Superintendent, School Board Members or employees of the School District, are considered public records. (Florida Statute 119)
 
School Board Members
+ District 1 - Robin Smith-Martin, Vice Chairman
+ District 2 - Andy Griffiths, Chairman Emeritus
+ District 3 - Ed Davidson
+ District 4 - John Dick
+ District 5 - Ron Martin, Chairman
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