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Notice of Intent to Adopt, Update, or Correct Policy

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT, UPDATE OR CORRECT POLICY OF SCHOOL BOARD FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Santa Rosa County District School Board, acting through the superintendent of schools, hereby gives notice of its intent to enact, update or correct School Board Policy.  A complete version of each policy being affected is available at the main School Board office located at 6032 Hwy. 90 in Milton between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm. Monday – Friday excluding holidays.

POLICY NUMBER SUMMARY Specific Statutory Authority Estimate of Costs
3.14 Suicide Prevention –Revision – Adds language; Sections I. and V. 1003.42 FS -0-
3.40 Safe and Secure Schools – Revision – Adds language; Section IV. B2 and 3 Recommended Threat Assessment Guidance from the Office of Safe Schools -0-
3.48 Service Animals – Revision – Adds language; Section II. Recommended based on Office of Civil Rights complaint -0-
5.70 Student Records – Revision – Adds language; Section VI. Recommended Threat Assessment Guidance from the Office of Safe Schools -0-
6.545 Military Leave – Revision – Adds language; Section I Revised based on District Request -0-
8.50 School Construction Bid Process Revises the amount that may be withheld as retainage from construction contract progress payments from 10 percent to 5 percent. -0-

The text of the proposed policy changes may be obtained without cost from the office of the Superintendent of Schools.  Adoption of these proposed policies is anticipated to be considered at the regular School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, Gulf Breeze, FL.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the board’s secretary at (850) 983-5010.  Any person substantially affected by the proposed policy(s) who wishes to challenge the validity must file a petition with the board’s secretary (12 copies) in conformity with section 120.56, 2007 Florida Statutes, not later than 10 days prior to the meeting of the board, as set forth above.  The hearing is open to the public.