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February 21, 2002

Contact: Bill Edmonds
Florida Board of Education
(850) 201-7130

Florida Board of Education to meet at Florida A&M University

The Florida Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

The one-day meeting, in the Band Rehearsal Hall of the Foster-Tanner Music Building, begins at 10 a.m.

Below is the meeting agenda. Agenda materials may be found on the Florida Board of Education's Web site,


Band Rehearsal Hall
Foster-Tanner Music Building
Florida A & M University
Tallahassee, Florida

February 26, 2002
10 a.m.

Call to Order
Chairman Phil Handy

Greetings and Opening Remarks
Dr. Henry Lewis III, Interim President, FAMU
Mr. Art Collins, Chairman, FAMU Board of Trustees

Chairman's Report
Chairman Phil Handy

Member Questions and Observations

Secretary's Report
Secretary Jim Horne
Recognition: Ms. Maria I. Pouncey

Reorganization of the Department of Education
Implementation of Strategic Imperatives
Accountability Workgroup
Higher Education Funding Workgroup

Board Action Items
Access to Baccalaureate Degree Instruction in Florida
Approval of Criteria for new Baccalaureate Degree
Programs to be offered by Community Colleges
Approval of Plan Amendment, USF Campus Master Plan

Presentations and Department Updates
Just Read, Florida!
Overview of the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking (FACTS) System
Report of the K-20 Education Data Warehouse
Update on Florida Implementation of "Leave No Child Behind Act"
Report on Legislative Session

Board Consent Action Items
Resolution of the FBOE authorizing the Financing of the Residence Life Enhancement Project - Phase IIA, USF, by the USF Foundation and the Refinancing of Certain Outstanding Bonds of the University
Real Estate Trade between FSU and the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee/St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral
Authorization for Community Colleges' Out-of District Course Requests
Approval of Academic Improvement Trust Fund Use

Review Meeting Objectives/ Discussion of Next Meeting Agenda

Concluding Remarks and Adjournment
Chairman Phil Handy