School Advisory Council

William R. Boone High School

School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2019 5:30pm Media Center


Principal Dusty Johns, Melissa Albright, Lilliam Candelaria, Maria Cubero, Jose Garrido, Peggy Hoffman, Sharron Horton, Diane Lorber, Eliana Melendez, Angela Melvin, Maria Guthrie, Amy Morales, Ashlee Prior, Jessica Reyes, Betzy Rodriguez, Jazmine Thermolice, Debra Wiley, Hector Serrano, Tayler Bray


Call to Order

A meeting of the Boone School Advisory Council was held in the school media center November 19, 2019.   Principal Dusty Johns called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.  Debra Wiley recorded the minutes.


Approval of Previous Minutes:

Jose Garrido made a motion to accept the minutes as presented.  Peggy Hoffman seconded the motion; motion passed. 


Principal’s Report (Announcements/HR & Budget Updates) 

  1. Organization Reports: Jazmine Thermolice reported on student events.Thanksgiving baskets are being distributed this week, with the Canned Food Drive beginning December 2.Brave Aid is scheduled for January 17; Dance Marathon will be February 22.Seniors will gather early on December 4 prior to Senior Breakfast to initiate a new tradition, Senior Sunrise.Other future activities include Pennies for Patients by Freshman class, Green Up Boone February 29 and Elections. PTSO is short 38 members to reach a new record.Foundation had a successful golf tournament and is planning a Holiday Mixer.
  2. Staffing: Timothy Livingston and Robert Kantz have joined Boone faculty, replacing Ms. Manigo and Mrs. Fincham. Resource teacher Brittany Pinto will be taking on more roles in the student services department.
  3. Construction: No updates; gym construction continues.800 building transition will begin in March.


School Improvement Plan (Goal Updates)

College Board OSP: Dr. Bray briefed members on College Board’s OSP program, which is being conducted through ELA classes.Juniors and Seniors are eligible for OSP scholarships through Khan Academy.$10,000 has been awarded to Boone students thus far.

Old Business



New Business

  1. Honors Breakfast: Mr. Serrano reported Progress Reports were distributed to students today.Students with a D or F will be monitored closely; parent phone calls will be made.Students with a 3.5 GPA will be recognized with the Honors Breakfast on December 5.Invitations will go out later this week.
  2. Gen Wow: Dr. Bray reported that 35 girls went to the Gen Wow conference today.Participants were able to make connections with female leaders in their areas of interest.Boone has its own Gen Wow Club, sponsored by Ms. DeJesus.
  3. Course Registration: Mr. Serrano explained improvements to course registration.Student services is working on a digital curriculum guide to provide more detailed information on specific classes to be made available in January.Grade level course selections will be used so students can only request classes that are appropriate for their grade level.
  4. Yale Survey: Mr. Johns reported that Boone has been selected to participate in a Yale survey, which would bring in a $5000 grant.
  5. Graduation Date: Boone will graduate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 pm in the UCF Arena.


Open Agenda (Non-SAC Members):


Meeting Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 6:10pm.

Next Meeting Date, Time, and Location:
January 21, 2019 5:30pm Media Center

Submitted by:

 Debra Wiley, Secretary

Approval date:  

The process for submitting all SAC agendas, sign-in sheets, minutes, and bylaws can be found at


According to Florida State Statute 1001.452, SAC members shall:


  1. Perform functions prescribed by regulations of the district school board, but not have any powers and duties reserved by law to the school board
  2. Assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the school improvement plan
  3. Assist principal in preparation of school’s annual budget and plan
  4. Identify the appropriate use of school improvement dollars for implementing the approved school improvement plan, if funds are available from the Florida Department of Education