• School Board


    The MISSION of the Monroe County Schools is to empower all students to become responsible and contributing global citizens.

     Goals

    1. Student Success
    2. The Whole Child
    3. Human Capital Advantage
    4. Safety and Security

    Meetings

    Regular meetings are normally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month starting at 5:00 P.M. Host locations are rotated between Key West City Hall, Marathon Middle and High School, and Coral Shores High School. The agendas are available seven (7) days prior the scheduled meeting. The schedule of Board Meetings, agendas, and agenda item deadlines are available at: https://monroe-k12.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx . Alternatively, a hard copy of the agenda may be requested at each meeting and from the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at 241 Trumbo Road in Key West.

    A Workshop may be scheduled prior to the Regular meeting. These sessions provide Board members and staff the opportunity to fully discuss and explore proposals prior to the item being placed on the regular meeting agenda for action.

    A live video broadcast of the meeting is available at https://monroe-k12.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx and is available on demand by the Saturday after the meeting. Alternatively, the live broadcast is on Comcast channel 78 and will replay continuously across the weekend after the meeting.

    Citizen Input

    The School Board welcomes citizen input and recognizes public involvement as crucial to the success of the school system. Citizens have several opportunities to address issues and share information before the School Board.

     (In order to maintain safe practices during the Covid-19 pandemic, citizens are invited to participate by telephone conference. Please call the number listed on the meeting agenda before 5:00 P.M. to request to speak.)

    • At each meeting, members of the public are invited to address the Board without prior notice before the adoption of the consent agenda. Another opportunity for involvement comes with each action item on the Board's agenda. Members of the audience are invited to ask questions and give input as presentations by staff are made and the Board prepares to make decisions.
    • Another opportunity for involvement comes with each action item on the Board's agenda. Members of the audience are invited to ask questions and give input as presentations by staff are made and the Board prepares to make decisions.
    • An additional opportunity for public input is made available during the Board's workshop sessions. During these sessions the Board discusses proposals for programs, policies and budgeting. These are informal roundtable discussions with staff and interested members of the public.
    • Lastly, an opportunity is open to any citizen who wishes to request that a specific item be addressed by the School Board by calling the Superintendent's Office, 305-293-1400 ext. 53323 to request to be placed on the agenda for a specific meeting.

    If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, with respect to any matter considered at a School Board meeting or hearing, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made. If signing, special seating, or other accommodations are required, please call (305) 293-1400 ext. 53323 no less than three (3) business days prior to the meeting.

    Citizen Input/Request(s) to Address the School Board

    Presentations to the Board are limited to three (3) minutes for each individual speaker and five (5) minutes for the representative of a designated group. Transfer of time between individuals and/or groups is not permitted. Letters submitted to each Board Member and/or the Board Secretary prior to a Board Meeting will not additionally be read into the record at the meeting.

    Please be aware that all communications, including email sent to the Superintendent, School Board Members or employees of the School District, are considered public records. (Florida Statute 119.01)


     
     

School Board Members

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    District 1 - Bobby Highsmith, Board Member 

    Home:  305-923-9331
    Email:  Robert.Highsmith@keysschools.com
    Address:  2624 Seidenberg Ave.
    Key West, Fl 33040
      District 1
    Present term began 2018 
    Present term expires 2022
    Began as Board Member 2014
    Occupation: Business Owner

    District 2 - Andy Griffiths, Vice Chair

    Home:  305-797-2639
    Email:  Kenneth.Griffiths@keysschools.com
    Address:  40 Key Haven Rd.
    Key West, FL 33040
      District 2
    Present term began 2020
    Present term expires 2024 
    Began as Board Member 1992
    Occupation: Charter Boat Fleet Owner/Manager

    District 3 - Mindy Conn, Board Member 

    Business:  (305)293-1400 ext. 53323
    Email:  Mindy.Conn@keysschools.com
    Address:  Sugarloaf, FL
      District 3
    Present term began 2020
    Present term expires 2024
    Began as Board Member 2016
    Occupation: Attorney and Educator 

    District 4 - John Dick, Chair

    Home:  305-395-0657
    Email:  John.Dick@keysschools.com
    Address:  58346 Overseas Highway
    Marathon, FL 33050
      District 4
    Present term began 2018 
    Present term expires 2022
    Began as Board Member 2006
    Occupation: Investor

    District 5 - Dr. Sue Woltanski, Board Member

    Home:  305-240-1565
    Email:  Suzanne.Woltanski@keysschools.com
    Address:   Tavernier, FL 33070
      District 5
    Present term began 2018
    Present term expires 2022
    Began as Board Member 2018
    Occupation: Doctor