Present: Robert Lowe, Frank Noonan, Debra Swanson, Travis Walker, Frank Watkins, and Dave Wilson
Via Phone: Barrie Damson
Guests Present: Ashley Braden-Knowles, Martin County Guild Vice President; Father Yves Geffrard, and Sheriff Ken Mascara
Staff Present: Caroline Beale, Jayna D’Arcangelo, Pam LaFountain,
Putnam Moreman, and Paul Sexton
1. Call To Order
• The Governing Board Chairman called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
• The Chairman introduced Father Yves Geffrard, who was invited to the meeting to share a prayer with the Governing Board. Father Geffrard thanked the Chairman for the invitation, introduced himself, and spoke about the programs and services his parish; the Notre Dame Catholic Church of Fort Pierce offers to the community. The Chairman thanked Father Geffard, for attending the meeting and speaking to members of the Board. The Chairman presented Father a plaque of appreciation from Hibiscus Children’s Center.
A. Shared Prayer/Pledge
• Father Yves Geffrard presented the opening prayer, and then excused himself.
• Governing Board Chairman, Robert J. Lowe Sr., led the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Guest Speaker
• The Chairman introduced Sheriff Ken Mascara of St. Lucie County who was invited to the meeting to speak about the work the Sheriff’s Department does with Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Because the Sheriff’s Department is committed to helping, the youth in the community the Sheriff offer to co-host an event with Hibiscus Children’s Center. The Sheriff commended Hibiscus Children’s Center for all they do to save children from abuse and ne...
... middle of paper ...
...oard member; Frank Noonan, Governing Board member; and Susan Schieren, Martin County Guild President.
D. Nominating Committee
• No Report.
9. Old Business
• No Report
10. New Business
• The CEO presented the Governing Board Chairman, Robert J. Lowe Sr. with a plaque of appreciation from Hibiscus Children’s Center for his service. Board members who have completed their terms; Daniel R. Braden, Jack Connolly, Clay Price, and Frank Watkins were also presented with plaques of appreciation.
• There was a question about the impact of “Guardian for New Futures” new project to open a shelter for children called “Sanctuary4kids” in Port St. Lucie. The CEO explained that the shelter offers a different service than what Hibiscus Children’s Center now offers.
• The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
• The next scheduled meeting will be September 29, 2016.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Mason City School District Board of Education meetings are held twice a month on the second and the fourth on Tuesdays of each month. Furthermore, meetings typically begin at 7:00 PM. At each bored meetings held there is a special time for the border and the students set aside to share concerns or good news. As a matter of the fact, their meetings can be seen on Time Warner channel 8 on Saturdays at 12:30 PM, Mondays at 9:00 AM, and Thursdays at 7:00 PM. The meeting started at 7:00 p.m. and lasted about 38minutes.... [tags: Board of directors, Management, Meetings]
1015 words (2.9 pages)
- On Thursday, September 15, 2016 there was a board meeting in the Education center in Philadelphia. There were seven board members on the school board meeting position; five woman, two men; two African Americans and five Caucasians. Multiple genders and ethnic groups attended the meeting and the audience were sitting in a theater setting, where as the board members were sitting facing the audience up front. It started at 4:30 p.m. and a African American man did attendance to people that were going to speak and talked about the agenda of what 's going on that evening.... [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Charter school]
900 words (2.6 pages)
- The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam.... [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]
687 words (2 pages)
- Free speech is both a universal and national liberty. The United Nations and the United States of America believe that free speech is something that humans should be allowed to exercise. However, each respective group has their own limitations. These limitation, although broad, protect against free speech being taken too far. Like any liberty or privilege there must be a line in the sand to keep extremists from aggressively using and abusing this right. The United Nations formed "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." With in this declaration are 40 articles with a preamble examining the rights which they believe are basic and necessary.... [tags: Freedom of Speech 2014]
1170 words (3.3 pages)
- Hello students, faculty, members of the school board, Superintendent, and parents. When I was first told that I was going to be the speaker for graduation, I was overcome. I was overcome with pride and excitement, as I'm sure we all are today as we close this chapter on our lives, but most of all, I was overcome with a feeling. A feeling that I have fooled you all into electing a Canadian to speak on this very important occasion. (Canadian Accent) I bet about now, you are all finally realizing just what it is you've done, eh.... [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]
977 words (2.8 pages)
- It’s finally here; your big moment, your time to shine. You shift in your seat, adjust the papers in your binder. The discussion in the background has blended together, inaudible to you. “Don’t mess this up”, you think, and reiterate a few more times in your head. The dull mumbles crash into full volume as you hear your name; it’s your turn – you’re next on the agenda. You swallow hard, you clear your throat, and you stand up to shuffle your way to the presentation floor. Before you, sit about fifteen members of your board: some men, some women, some young, some old, and all equally as frightening at this very moment.... [tags: Board of directors, Corporate governance]
1067 words (3 pages)
- Describe the powers and authority of the state board of education and local school boards and what responsibilities they have for the administration and operation of schools. The state board of education governs the way that education is directed within the state. They create policies covering a variety of legal issues such as health and safety, minimum requirements for teacher licensure, graduation requirements, rights of students with disabilities, and student disciplinary practices. The state school boards has six legal powers including, certification standards for teachers and administrators, high school graduation requirements, state testing programs, accreditation standards for school... [tags: regulations, administration, legislation]
1137 words (3.2 pages)
- "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press (U.S. Constitution)." Throughout the ages, censorship has shown up in various forms ranging from printed works to television and the Internet. It can have the positive effect of protecting children from things they are too immature to view, but it can also have negative effects. Censorship may even suppress new and different ideas, keeping them from being made public. It may also set limitations, which stifle the creativity of authors and prevent them from thoroughly expressing their ideas.... [tags: Fahrenheit 451]
1446 words (4.1 pages)
- Hello Class of 2012. I assure you that no matter what your parents are thinking—which is something along the lines of, "I did a great job with him or her"—their conceited thoughts are irrelevant to this occasion. It's not about them; it's about us. Contrary also to what the board members (who you'll see today for the first and last time) believe, that they've earned the right to hand us our diplomas due to their perfect decision making (comedic stare and pause), this moment is also not about them; but again, about us.... [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]
727 words (2.1 pages)
- South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, "You are a very special person - become what you are." These words encourage us, the graduating class of 2012, to recognize the goodness and potential in each and every one of us and to go out and excel in the world. We are a diverse group of different aspirations and backgrounds, bound for different corners of the earth to carve out our won individual niches. Before we leave behind Lee Falls High School and each other, we must ask ourselves how we have become who we are.... [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]
711 words (2 pages)