New School Superintendent Janet Valentine quietly showed her political and parliamentary skills when she turned the board from opposing to approving a school tax referendum.
Flagler County School Board
In an emotional half hour that mixed bawdy humor with Hallmark-quality sorrow, the School Board said goodbye to Superintendent Bill Delbrugge Tuesday evening.
The tax rate remains a third below where it stood in the mid-1990s, even though property values have fallen by a third just in the past three years.
The meeting on July 8 was intentionally not noticed according to the Sunshine Law even though it was an essential part of the decision-making process on Carver Gym’s future.
Flagler Beach commissioners will begin paring down the list in August but are unlikely to have a new manager in place by Oct. 1.
The district was not interested in anyone other than Kristy Gavin for the $85,000 to $125,000-a-year position.
Janet Valentine this week began filling Bill Delbrugge’s shoes amid high expectations and some concerns.
The school district is adding its voice to a chorus of protest and damning history against closing Carver Gym.
Every grade but the 6th and 9th posted declines in reading. The district did better in math, either improving or holding steady in all grades except the 5th.
The union would approve a district plan to comply with class-size requirements in exchange for $2.4 million in raises.