The thing about Shine is more and more people are realizing what kind of person he is and that may lead to the city council doing what they resist doing all the time and that’s the right thing and removing him from the charter review commission where undoubtedly his chief goal is to blow up the governance of our schools.
Vice chair of the council Tommy Hazouri commented in the Times Union.
At the bottom is a list of board meetings he missed and if he attended 96 percent then the board sure had a lot of meetings.
Two things I should point out. He was getting paid to miss all those workshops, paid by us and its at workshops where the real work occurs, though Shine has never been very concerned with being prepared.
Because of this, and the fact he cost the district over a hundred grand with his malicious remarks people have started to call for his removal.
This from former city council candidate Tracy Polson, via Facebook.
Please consider contacting your City Council Member and asking them to vote no on the appointment of Scott Shine to the Charter Revision Commission. From April 2017 to November 2018 former school board member Shine did not attend over 40 meetings and missed 21 votes. He did not attend required meetings by state statute, such as, setting the millage rate, adopting the tentative budget, the trim notice, and 3 regularly scheduled board meetings back to back. He did not attend Student Expulsion Hearings in which the board decided the consequences of students and their future. During his tenure the district was sued because Mr. Shine personally attacked an employee in the press and behind the scenes demanded the employee be fired. It cost the taxpayer over $100,000! I do NOT want someone like this to be appointed to the city charter review commission! This group will decide significant changes to our city’s charter like whether or not the school board should be 9 members, contain at large seats, or even appointed by the mayor. They can also make recommendations on issues like the future of JEA. I hope you will take the time to call, email or speak at the June 11th meeting. As taxpayers, we deserve someone who is committed to the citizens of Jacksonville and did not abandon their duties while serving.
Um friends, is he really one of the best candidates to review the charter? There is nobody in a city of 800 thousand better qualified?
Shine was a terrible board member and the bottom line is he would be terrible on the charter review commission too.
Records Online at Duvalschools.org
From April 2017 Missed meetings where votes were taken
April 27 budget meeting Vote
May 9 Budget meeting
May 10 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
August 23 board development
Sept 6 Board development
Sept 6 Budget Board Meeting Vote
October 2 Strategic plan
October 11 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
October 30 Board Development/ Superintendent Search
Nov. 8 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
Nov 15 Policy sub committee
Nov. 21 Agenda review
Dec 12 Draft agenda review
Dec 13 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
January 9 Workshop
Jan. 17 Policy Sub-committee
Feb 13 Superintendent Profile and Chapter 2 policy review
Feb 20 Superintendent Search Services Vote
Feb 28 Superintendent Search Firm Contract Vote
March 15 Draft agenda
April 11 Student expulsion Hearing Vote
April 23 budget meeting
April 26 litigation shade Vote
April 26 Focus group meetings Superintendent Search
May 8 Audit Committee / workshop School Safety
May 8 Superintendent Search Firm Contract Vote
May 9 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
May 14 Final Order Vote
May 15 Agenda Review
May 16 Superintendent Candidate Interview
May 17 Superintendent Candidate Interview
May 18 Superintendent Candidate Interview
May 23 Policy Handbook Review
June 11 Joint Planning with City Planning Commission Members
June 12 Budget workshop
June 19 Draft agenda
July 10 Medical Marijuana Policy
July 24 Draft agenda and Internal Auditor
July 24 TRIM notice Hearing (State Statute required) Vote
July 31 Tentative Millage and Budget (State Statute required) Vote
*August 7 Regular Board Meeting Vote
August 14 Workshop School Security
August 15 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
August 21 Draft agenda and select Civil Service Board Vote
*September 10 Regular Board Meeting Vote
September 11 Workshop financial dashboard
September 12 Student Expulsion Hearing Vote
September 18 Board Workshop agenda review
September 19 Policy Subcommittee
*October 2 Regular Board Meeting Vote
October 5 Strategic Plan / Board Retreat
October 16 Draft Agenda
November 13 Internal Auditor selection
November 14 Policy Subcommittee
November 19 Draft Agenda