Government News: Week of December 17

Broward School Board approves calendar for 2020/21 year

Broward County Public Schools students and teachers will get a whole week off for Thanksgiving from November 23-27 next year.

This decision was approved by the Broward County School Board as part of their calendar for the next academic year.

The Board voted to approve the 2020/21 school year at its meeting on December 10. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students will start the 2020/21 school year on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The first day for teachers is Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The new school year calendar follows the current school year’s early, midweek start.

Key calendar dates include:

First day of school – Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

School Thanksgiving Break – Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27, 2020

School Winter Break – Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

School Spring Break – Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26, 2021

Last day of school – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Click here for the full academic calendar.

Hollywood Commission approves contract with Motorola Solutions

The Hollywood Commission remains committed to place radio dispatch antennas at The Circ Hotel. It passed a resolution to allow city leaders to execute an agreement with Motorola Solutions for a P25 ASR Proposal Study for an estimated about of $103,000. This comes after a recent grand jury report found that there is too much infighting among various Broward County law enforcement agencies over the placement of radio communication equipment.

Hollywood City Manager and City Attorney recieve a pay increase

Three City of Hollywood administrators will be receiving pay increases.

The Office of Human Resources recently conducted salary studies for the City Manager and City Attorney positions.

They were not asked to do a similar study for the CRA director.

The study showed both the city attorney and city managers salaries were well below the average for their peers in Broward County, thereby warranting the adjustments.

City Manager Dr. Wazir Ishmael will see in increase from $240,448 to $261,497.

City Attorney Douglas Gonzalez will see an increase from $200,844 to $233,373.

CRA director Jorge Camejo will see an increase from $176,280 to $179,805.

Hollywood works with Yellow Green Market to correct problems

Efforts are continuing to correct problems at the Yellow Green Market. The City of Hollywood will be entering into a stipulated agreement with the owner of the property.

The agreement explains that they have until the March Planning and Development Board meeting to come into compliance. Should they choose not to comply by the deadline, then decisions will need to be made on where both parties go from there, according to Joann Hussey, spokesperson for Hollywood.

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