Education Advisory Board

Education Advisory Board Members

  • Golden Johansson
  • Robert Marks
  • Megan Mila
  • Angelika Schlanger
  • Jeffery Wolfe
  • Deanna Galeno-Russo
  • Jonathan Faber
  • William Kennedy
  • Rupert Rhodd

About the Education Advisory Board

Pursuant to Parkland Ordinance 2005-30, the Educational Advisory Board shall make recommendations to the City Commission regarding education, improvement of communications between schools and school populations, projects for improving school facilities, and will advise the City Commission on health, safety, transportation, and quality-of-life issues that affect students.

The Educational Advisory Board consists of five regular members whose term shall run co-extensive with the Commissioner appointing that member, two at-large members whose term shall run two years, and two alternate members whose term shall run two years.

Education Advisory Board Work Plan

The Education Advisory Board developed a work plan that outlines their goals and objectives that they work on throughout the year.  The work plan is divided into and long and short term goals.



v  Keep Parkland Students In Schools Located Within Parkland

  • Monitor the status and revisions to the Interlocal Agreement. Assign Board members to contact individual members of the Oversight Committee to express Board’s policy.
  • Seek City of Parkland representation on the Broward County Facility Task Force and IZone Committee - Assign specific Board member to determine which committees would be most advantageous to join and determine mechanisms to join.

v  Advocate for Construction of Additional School Capacity in the Wedge Area

  • Invite relevant School Board employees to report to the Board on a quarterly basis. The Board shall determine which School Board members and employees shall be invited and develop a schedule for when they shall appear before the Board.
  • Seek City of Parkland representation on Committees as determined by the Board - Assign specific Board member to determine which committees would be advantageous to join and determine mechanisms to join.
  • Designate Board members to attend School Board and related Committee meetings as needed

  to monitor important issues such as retainage of County impact fees.

  • Consider the efficacy of portable or relocatable classrooms as opposed to modular classrooms.



v  Improve And Enhance Communication Between The City, The Schools And School Board

  • Designate Board liaisons for each school.  Liaisons should attend PTA/SAC/SAF meetings and provide regular updates to the EAB.
  • Invite principals to attend a Board meeting and report on the state of their school, needs, challenges and successes.  Liaisons shall contact each principal to schedule.
  • Board hosts annual Mayor’s Back to School Breakfast.
  • Board offers annual scholarship to a graduating high school Parkland resident.
  • Board liaisons shall communicate to each principal the City’s desire to recognize student and school wide achievement, and stress the need for principals to notify the City of the achievements in a timely manner.
  • Recommend disbursement of Parkland DASH proceeds to public schools located in the City.
  • Board shall organize participation of school PTA/PTO’s in the City’s Annual Back to School Splash Bash.
  • Encourage and support School Board efforts to improve school safety including implementation of “single point of entry”, check-in/check-out systems and campus security.
  • Encourage and support school wellness initiatives which may include school gardens, nutrition education and nutritional improvements, and daily recess/exercise.
  • Explore educational concepts to include Gifted/ESE (Exceptional Student Education) programs, ESLS (Exceptional Student Learning Support) programs, multi-age programs, personal finance programs and charter school models.
  • Encourage and support programs that value community service and enhance self-esteem.
  • Provide feedback on transportation matters involving the schools.


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Normally the Second Monday of each month
  • City Hall
Future Meeting Dates (all meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted).  Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 15, 2019*
November 12, 2019*
December 9, 2019*
*Meetings occur on a Tuesday as Monday is a holiday.