University Preparatory Academy
Principal, Dr. Mike Hill
Board of Directors
Melissa Klafter, Board Chair
Dr. Jennifer Porter-Smith
Meeting Dates for the 2020-2021 School Year
All meetings will begin at 11am EST, unless otherwise noted.
*August 12, 2020
*September 11, 2020 at 2pm
*September 29, 2020 at 12pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Executive Order by Office of the Governor of the State of Florida,
these meetings were held solely via communications media technology (virtually).
**December 9, 2020
**March 25, 2021
**May 27, 2021
** In an effort to allow greater public participation and to best accommodate stakeholders, these meetings shall be held via communications media technology (virtually) with physical access sites at the school. Due to COVID-19, although members of the public are invited to attend physically at the school, we highly encourage joining the meeting virtually at this time for the safety of our students and staff. Please note that per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and the Board of Directors' ongoing focus on safety, physical attendance may be limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Face coverings are required. Temperature checks may be conducted before entering the school.
For information on how to attend virtually, please contact [email protected], at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Options to Address the Board / Provide Public Comment:
Members of the public may provide a written statement for the record of up to 250 words, 24 hours ahead of the meeting start time via-email to the recording secretary at [email protected] to be included in the record under Public Comment.
Members of the public who are in attendance (either physical or virtually) at a meeting, may address the Board during Public Comment. Speakers will have a maximum amount of time (3 minutes) to speak at the discretion of the Board Chair. The Board will not address the presenter or take action at this time.
Note: Vendor / Business Inquires are best requested to [email protected]
UPA will comply with chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, relating to public records, and s. 286.011, relating to public meetings and records, public inspection, and penalties the Florida Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.