Student Advisory Council - October 20, 2020

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Student Advisory Council
Regular meeting
October 20, 2020


The 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council (SAC) met in regular session on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida. Co-Chairperson Gutman called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. Present were Co-Chairperson Isaac Gutman, Members Ben Hamilton, Edie Pringle, and Aliyah Deimeke. Members Emilee Ellis, Savannah Sevor, Aiden Sperr, and Richie Dobbs all participated via communications media technology (telephone), as allowed by Florida Statutes and State emergency orders during COVID-19 pandemic. Co-Chairpersons Taylor Batson and Caleb Phillips, and Member Jacob Phillips were absent. 

Also, in attendance were North Brevard Homeschool Association (NBHSA) Advisor Cathie Gutman and Secretary/Staff Liaison Caitlin Rodriguez. 


All member’s names were called for roll call votes due to the majority of Student Advisory Council members participating via communications media technology (telephone). 


COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT – None. 


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion:
Member Sevor moved to approve the minutes of the regular Student Advisory Council (SAC) meeting of September 15, 2020, as submitted. Member Hamilton seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as followed:

Co-Chair Batson        absent
Co-Chair Gutman       yes
Co-Chair C. Phillips    absent
Member Ellis               yes
Member Hamilton       yes
Member J. Phillips      absent
Member Sevor            yes
Member Deimeke       yes
Member Sperr            yes
Member Pringle          yes
Member Dobbs           yes

The motion carried unanimously. 


NEW BUSINESS: 

Assignment of Other Officers – The recommended action was to assign Council members to the positions of Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and any other officers the Council deemed necessary. 

Member Pringle nominated Member Hamilton to be the Vice-Chairperson for the 2020/2021 term. Member Hamilton accepted the nomination as Vice-Chairperson. 

Motion:
Member Pringle moved to nominate Member Hamilton as the Vice-Chairperson of the 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council term. Member Deimeke seconded the motion and the roll call vote was as followed: 

Co-Chair C. Phillips    absent
Member Ellis               yes
Member Hamilton       yes
Member J. Phillips      absent
Member Sevor            yes
Member Deimeke       yes
Member Sperr            yes
Member Pringle         yes
Member Dobbs          yes
Co-Chair Batson        absent
Co-Chair Gutman     yes

The motion carried unanimously. 


Member Sevor volunteered to be the secretary for the Student Advisory Council for the 2020/2021 term. 

Motion:
Member Hamilton moved to appoint Member Sevor as the secretary for the Student Advisory Council. Member Deimeke seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

Member Ellis             yes
Member Hamilton     yes
Member J. Phillips    absent
Member Sevor          yes
Member Deimeke      yes
Member Sperr            yes
Member Pringle          yes
Member Dobbs           yes
Co-Chair Batson         absent
Co-Chair Gutman        yes
Co-Chair C. Phillips    absent

The motion passed unanimously. 


OLD BUSINESS:

2020 Florida League Youth Council Photo Competition – At the September 15, 2020 Student Advisory Meeting the Council authorized Co-Chair C. Phillips and Member Sevor to coordinate with the City Liaison to participate in submitting 1-3 photo contest entries by the deadline of October 7, 2020. 

Member Sevor stated that she submitted her photo and essay and that they were anticipating the results from the competition that should be released by the Council’s next meeting. 


2020/2021 Goals/Recommendations – The request was for the Student Advisory Council to formalize 2-4 goals (projects) for the 2020/2021 term, but considering their and their peers health and safety during the pandemic.

At the Student Advisory Council meeting on September 15, 2020, the Council voted to table this item until the October 20, 2020 meeting to give the members more time to come up with more ideas for discussion. 

Member Pringle stated that she would like for the Student Advisory Council to consider an event called EarthWise. The event would be focused on educating the community, especially the youth of Titusville, on ending littering and improving recycling. Member Pringle suggested handing out project-based packets with information and projects for children and their families to learn how they can help the environment. 

The Student Advisory Council came to a consensus to table the item to a future Student Advisory Council meeting to give each member more time to come up with ideas and topics for discussion. 


MEMBER REPORTS – None. 


STAFF LIAISON REPORT

Action items: None.


Informational Items:

Staff Liaison Rodriguez highlighted the Staff Liaison Report, as followed: 

    Council Budget

    Meeting Agendas & Pre-Meeting Delivery Options 


ADJOURNMENT:

Motion:
With no further business to discuss, Member Sevor moved to adjourn the meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 4:22 p.m. Member Hamilton seconded the roll call vote was as follows: 

Member Hamilton      yes
Member J. Phillips    absent
Member Sevor           yes
Member Deimeke      yes
Member Sperr           yes
Member Pringle         yes
Member Dobbs          yes
Co-Chair Batson        absent
Co-Chair Gutman       yes
Co-Chair C. Phillips    absent
Member Ellis               yes

The motion carried unanimously.