01-05-2010 Special Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, December 24, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy called the Special School Board meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Board Members in Attendance: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler


A-3. Invocation
A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Motions:
Adopt the published agenda of the Special School Board Meeting of January 5, 2010 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


F. Consent
F. Human Resources

5. Instructional Staff Recommendations
F. Approval of Consent

6. Approval of the Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approval of the Consent Agenda Items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
H. Information
H. Compensation & Benefits

7. Employee Benefits Contract Renewals for Calendar 2010

M. Adjournment
8. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli updated the Board regarding the Race To The Top Grant. He stated that after many discussion that the district should sign the race to the top grant showing our participation.

Chairman Kneessy stated that she planned on signing the Memorandum of Understanding after the meeting and asked for the Boards agreement.

Ms. Jordan requested a schedule timeline from Dr. Binggeli on what happens after the MOU is signed.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district needs to send forth the MOU to the State; the State has to submit the application and should hear from the Federal Department of Education in April 2010 as to whether Florida has been selected to receive one of the Race to the Top Grants. Participating district would have 90 days to submit a plan to the FLDOE. If the grant was awarded to Florida, we would be given a template to follow to be able to lay out our work plan including budgets, timelines, etc.

Dr. Binggeli answered questions from Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Kneessy to clarify the commitment of the district in applying for the grant.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the following administrators in their newly appointed positions. 

  1. Pamela K. Treadwell for her reclassification from the position of ESE Staffing Specialist, Administrative Support Services, Office of Exceptional Education, to the position of Director of  Administrative Support Services, Office of Exceptional Education, on annual contract, effective January 04, 2010. 
  2. Krista K. Miller, for her classification/transfer from the position of Teacher at Viera High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective January 4, 2010. 
  3. Michael S. McCutchan, for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Teacher at Sea Park Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Holland/Sea Park Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 4, 2010. 

Ms. Kneessy thanked the administrators, who worked on the calendar, for allowing the students two weeks off without having to worry about final exams for the students to return too.

The special meeting of January 5, 2010 was adjourned at 1:12 p.m.







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