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Palm Coast Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 2 weeks ago

District proposes reorganizing youth center personnel

A coordinator of community services and county interlocal agreements would replace the youth center director.
by: Brent Woronoff Staff Writer

Flagler Schools is planning to reorganize positions at the Flagler County Youth Center.

Paul Peacock, chief of operational services, presented revised job descriptions and a proposed organizational chart to the School Board at an Oct. 5 agenda workshop.

The position of youth center director, last filled by Jordan Butler, who left to become Matanzas High School’s athletic director in August, would be replaced by a coordinator of community services and county interlocal agreements.

The coordinator would oversee the youth center and George Washington Carver Community Center programs and operations, supervise youth center staff and serve as a liaison to county government for community programs.

A youth services site manager would replace the job of assistant youth center director. Serving under the coordinator and youth services site manager would be two site assistants, one for the Youth Center and one for the Carver Center.

Explaining Colbert Landings decision

School Board member Jill Woolbright is concerned about public perception of the board’s decision to table a proportionate share mitigation agreement with the developer of Colbert Landings.

The board also tabled all negotiations involving similar agreements for developers to prepay impact fees pending the outcome of the district’s new impact fee proposal.

Woolbright said the appearance is that “we are pulling the rug out from someone when actually it’s because things have not been decided.” She would like to see the district try to clear the air.

Patty Bott, the coordinator of planning and intergovernmental relations, said the district could not guarantee the developer 104 student stations until the county approves a school impact fee that would fund school expansion.

“How can we guarantee a seat if we don’t have it?” she said. “The timing happened to be wrong for them. … We need to find out where we stand.”

Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt said the intent was not to stall.

“I don’t believe there’s an understanding of our limitations (in raising revenue to provide for student growth),” Woolbright said.

Mittlestadt said the district could bring that information forward on the district’s website.

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