Momentum picks up to have Scott Shine removed from the Charter Review Commission

If we lived in a decent city whose leadership cared about the people and doing things the right way, then Shine and people like him wouldn’t come anywhere close to influencing the city but we don’t and here we are.

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.

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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
2018 
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

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