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    John Love Early Learning Center and Long Branch Elementary merger scenario:

    Here, you will find updates and information related to the John Love Early Learning Center and Long Branch Elementary merger scenario including the agenda and meeting notes for each meeting. To obtain the minutes for each meeting, contact public records coordinator Tashonia Grant at PRR@duvalschools.org. 


    Final Working Group Scenario to Superintendent:

     

    After discussion and clarity from DCPS district staff, the working group concurred with the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Greene with an added component of Technology for school programming; Arts & Technology School theme for SY2020-2021.



    Pursuant to Board Policy 8.51, the community presentation of the John Love-Long Branch ACE Working Group Scenario commenced on April 21, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Working Group Chair, Zabrina Smith, requested School Choice personnel to present the group scenario to the Superintendent’s Designee and community. 

    Public Meeting Notice was posted Friday, April 17, 2020 at 2:05 P.M.  

    Detailed notes to follow.



     Academic and Community Excellence (ACE) Community Meeting held April 21, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. via remote/virtual GoToMeeting link, https://www.gotomeet.me/AbrahamTracieL  or phone number +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 293-646-533. 

    Agenda

    1. Welcome
    2. Introductions (District Staff)
    3. Review Virtual Community Meeting Norms
    4. Public Comments

        Members of the public complete blue cards prior to the meeting, 3 minutes per speaker (400 words) for a total of

        30 minutes

    1. Presentation of Working Group Scenario
    2. New Business
    3. Open Discussion
    4. Adjourn Meeting


    Meeting Notes

    Call to Order:

    Long Branch/John Love Working Group Meeting called to order at 3:40 p.m.

    Present:  50 participants, phone and webcam access

    District Staff:  Dana Kriznar, Sonita Young, Wayne Green, Victoria Schultz, Tracy Pierce, Sharwonda Peek, Laura Bowes, Jacqueline Kelley, Gail Roberts, Shanita Hairston, Barbara Sistrunk, Jennifer Lisella-Marcellus, Tracie Abraham, Samantha Sturgeon, Beily Hernandez, Lisa Loehnert

    School Based Administrators:  Sylvia Embry, Zabrina Smith

    Virtual Meeting Norms:

    Roles:

    District Personnel will steer the meeting to focus on agenda and outcome

    Meeting will be recorded for the purpose of minutes and a transcript that captures all conversation

    Meeting will end within a two (2) hour window unless a motion to extend is approved

    Rules:

    All mics will be muted at the beginning of the meeting – Cameras should be off

    Identified participants will have equal chance to speak and contribute

    Don’t interrupt.  Be polite & professional.  District personnel will acknowledge the speaker before speaking

    Presentation of Scenario:

    Areas of Concern

         Theme of Long Branch as an Arts school, currently advertises as Arts & Technology

         What are the feeder schools for students as they matriculate through?

             Matthew Gilbert Middle

             Jean Ribault High

         Bussing and supervision of students at bus stop (Kindergarteners)

              Bus stop/hub at John Love will be treated as all other district bus stops

    Final Working Group Scenario

         Working Group concurs with the superintendent’s recommendation to consolidate John Love and Long Branch

         effective for the 2020-2021 school year with an additional recommendation to add Technology the school’s

         programming.

    Discussion:

    No further discussion

    Meeting Adjourned:

    Meeting adjourned by Assistant Superintendent at 4:00 p.m. 


     

    This process concluded at the ACE committee's first meeting on January 14, 2020. The Committee voted to support the recommendation with certain stipulations. 

    Public Meeting Notice was posted Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:50 A.M.  

    Detailed notes to follow.



     Academic and Community Excellence (ACE) Working Group Meeting held January 14, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Elementary School, located at 3723 Franklin Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. 

    Agenda

    A. Welcome

    B. Review the ACE Working Group Process (Explanations of open meeting and public records, meeting notices and public comment pursuant to School Board Policy and Florida State Sunshine Law Requirements)

    C.  ACE Working Group Roles and Responsibilities (Defined)

    D. Introduction of Working Group Members (Selected by school principals, in consultation with the SAC Chair as per Board Policy 5.44)

    E.  Agenda Framework (provided for Working Group)

    F.  Working Group Tasks and Next Steps (Review all data and other factors pertaining to the pending issue, and then develop and present scenarios to be forwarded to the Superintendent’s designee(s) for presentation and review at larger community meeting(s) as per Board Policy 8.51)

    G.  Current Recommendations ( Assistant Superintendent of School Choice, Sharwonnda Peek, and Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Paul Soares)

    H.  Principal Introductions

         1.  Principal Sylvia Embry, John Love Early Learning Center

         2.  Principal W. Frank Graham, Long Branch Elementary School 

    I.  Working Group Meeting (End Training and Preliminary Discussions, Begin Working Group Meeting)

         1.  Determining Roles and Responsibilities 

         2.  Public Comments

              Members of the public complete blue cards prior to the meeting, 3 minutes per speaker for a total of 30 minutes.

         3.  New Business

         4.  Next Meeting Confirmation/Adjourn Meeting



    Meeting Notes

    Call to Order:

    Long Branch/John Love Working Group Meeting called to order at 3:40 p.m.

    Present:  Margie Anderson, Treva Christensen, Jill Fritz, Eryn Harris, Issac Kennedy, Jennifer Lane, Jalisa Mosley, Faith Rutz, Zabrina Smith, Deonne Sweet, Odessa Williams, Pastor Ola Williams

    Absent:  April Carr, Pator Michael Hawk, Letticia Lee, Annie Stephens, Troy Stephens, RaRa Sullivan

    Officers were elected as follows:  Chairperson - Zabrina Smith,  Recording Secretary - Barbara Wright,  Time Keeper - Jill Fritz,  Parliamentarian - Margie Anderson

    Areas of Concern:

    Theme of Long Branch as an Arts school

    What school will be the feeder school for students leaving the school?

    Bussing and supervision of the children, especially Kindergarten

    Long Branch is currently advertising as Arts and Technology

    Discussion:

    After disucssion and clarity from DCPS district staff, the group concurred with the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Green with an added component of Technology for school programming.  

    A presentation will be prepared and presented to the superintendent's designee for the whole group commuinty meeting, expected to be no later than February 25, 2020.  There is no need for additional working group meetings for the John Love/Long Branch consolidation proposal.

    Meeting Adjourned:

    Meeting adjourned by Chairperson, Zabrina Smith at 4:12 p.m.