School board plans town hall meeting

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 02:35 PM.

One personnel matter that as not heard by the board was that of the re-hiring of Lisa Sweatt as school psychologist, even though Sweatt made a personal appearance.

Sweatt presented each of the board members with a report that included her resume, her proposal for school psychological services for the 2014-15 school year, and letters of recommendation from Bidwell, Bray, ABC School Principal Chimene Johnson, a joint letter from ABC School Assistant Principal Elizabeth Kirvin and School Counselor Susan Bachrach, Franklin County School Guidance Counselor Roderick Robinson, and ABC School Dean of Students Kristy Taranto.

Sweatt’s current contract ends May 5, as per the administration’s decision, and the school board has put out a request for proposal (RFP) for the remainder of this year and the upcoming school year.

“I wanted to give my credentials,” she said. “I am 100 percent compliant with (the requirements of the) state of Florida . I hope my service to the school system has been exactly what it should have been.”

School Board Attorney Barbara Sanders intervened, and asked the board not to allow Sweatt to address them since there is an existing RFP process.

“You should get them (proposals) all submitted on time,” said Sanders. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for one to address the board, in addition to the bid process. It’s inappropriate and we can be sued over it and it’s not right. When you have a bid process, there are procedures that have to be followed.”

The school board members passed the materials back to Sweatt.

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