Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

State Board of Education
The State Board of Education announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: November 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: Boca Raton High School, 1501 NW 15th Ct., Boca Raton, Florida.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting agenda will consist of approval of minutes of the State Board meetings held September 25 and October 9, 2012, and updates on various reports and status of education initiatives by the Commissioner. Updates will be provided by President David Armstrong on behalf of the Council of Presidents and Superintendent Wayne Gent on behalf of Public K-12 Superintendents. Updates will also be provided on the Transition to Common Core Standards and Assessments and digital implementation. Action items include the Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-4.00821, Florida Educational Leadership Examination, consideration of a Request for Waiver of Termination – Sweetwater Branch Academy Elementary School – Alachua County and Request for Waiver of Termination – A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence – Escambia County. Other actions items include Request for Approval of Baccalaureate Proposal by Broward College for a BAS in Supply Chain Management; Request for Approval of Baccalaureate Proposal by Gulf Coast State College for a BAS in Organizational Management; and Adoption of a Resolution of the State Board of Education Requesting the Issuance and Sale of Not Exceeding $560,000,000 State of Florida, Full Faith and Credit, State Board of Education Public Education Capital Outlay Refunding Bonds, 2013 (Series to be Determined). Approval of action on pending litigation for Ruiz v. Robinson, et al. and Peek v. State Board of Education, et al. A report will be provided by the Chair of the Education Practices Commission.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Abbott at (850)245-9661 or or by visiting the Department’s website at:
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Lynn Abbott at (850)245-9661 or If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Lynn Abbott at (850)245-9661 or