01-18-2011 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, January 13, 2011. 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 Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board meeting of January 18, 2011 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

Chairman Murray asked for a moment of silence for Tyler Kowalczyk, 2nd Grade student from Sherwood Elementary; Cynthia Cochran, Media Specialist from Stone Middle School; Marvin Smithson, father of School Board Member Karen Henderson; and John Sprinkle Jr., father-in-law of School Board Member Andy Ziegler. who passed away unexpectedly.

A-3. Invocation
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Peyton Newell, 8th grade student from Southwest Middle School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tyshawn Cunningham, 7th grade student from Southwest Middle School.

A-5. Entertainment
5. Entertainment


Southwest Middle School Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Chorus Director Andrea Boley, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, and played one additional musical number.

Chairman Murray took this opportunity to thank Ms. Boley and her students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Murray called for a recess at 5:40 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:48 p.m.

A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Presentation  Revisions
Deleted - Recognize the Balda Family Foundation for their Contribution

Consent Revisions
F-16.   Student Expulsions
F-24.   Instructional Staff Recommendations

Adopt the agenda for the Regular School Board meeting of January 18, 2011 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Board Office/Superintendent

7. Recognition of Robert L. Jordan


Chairman Murray recognized Boy Scout Troop 362 who were in attendance to observe communication and public debate.

Chairman Murray took this opportunity to thank Robert Jordan for his eight years of service as a School Board Member of Brevard Public Schools and for his leadership throughout the community.

Mr. Jordan said a few closing remarks about his time on the Board and the future of Brevard Public Schools.

Dr. Binggeli thanked Mr. Jordan for all that he has done and stated that it was a journey of service.

B. District Communications

8. 2010 School Related Employee of the Year


Dr. Binggeli, on behalf of the School Board of Brevard, recognized Jody Scott, Office Clerk at Eau Gallie High School as the 2010 Brevard Public Schools Employee of the Year.  Ms. Scott has been employed at the district for 19 years, all at Eau Gallie High School. She was formally recognized at the Employee of the Year awards breakfast held on December 10, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Viera, Florida.

Ms. Scott along with the five finalist (noted on the agenda) were presented with a clock and congratulated by Chairman Murray and Dr. Binggeli.

9. Spotlight on Education


Dr. Binggeli welcomed Cocoa High's Culinary Program under the direction of Chef Instructor, Harvey Knight. Before turning over the meeting to Chef Knight, Dr. Binggeli commented on how delicious the food that these students have made since he recently had the opportunity to sample the wares.

Chef Knight  introduced several of his culinary students and showed a brief video of what the students are learning in the Culinary Arts Program at Cocoa High School. The students presented to each Board Member a French bread that they made as a gift.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Communications

10. Relay for Life Proclamation
Attachment: RFL Proclamaion Final 2011.pdf
Minutes: Rick Morton, Technology/ Network Support Specialist and Event Chair for Relay for Life Viera/Suntree, read the resolution proclaiming February 7 - 11, 2011 as Relay for Life Days at Brevard Public Schools.


Accept the Relay for Life Proclamation for Brevard Public Schools

Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Career & Technical Education

11. Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: CTE Month Proclamation.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming the month of February as Career and Technical Education Month.

To proclaim February 1-28, 2011, as Career and Technical Education Month and encourage all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the Career and Technical Education programs in this community.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

12. Recognize February as Black History Month
Attachment: Black History RESOLUTION 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the month of February as Black History Month.

Adopt the Resolution stating that the School Board of Brevard County wishes to call attention to the important historical contributions of African Americans and to endorse the observance of February as Black History Month in Brevard County Public Schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

13. Student Services Week, February 7 - 11, 2011
Attachment: Student Services Resolution 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the week of February 2 - 6, 2011 as Student Services Week.

Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 7 - 11, 2011 as Student Services Week in Brevard County Public Schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Brevard School Foundation

14. Recognize Brevard County Sheriff's Department for their Contribution


Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to recognize Brevard County Sheriff's Department for their donation of 50 laptop computers to Brevard Schools Foundation's Take Stock in Children program.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Lt. Todd Maddox, Brevard County Sheriff, and Marilyn Fashano, Director of Programs and Events for Brevard Schools Foundation.

Ms. Fashano stated that Sheriff Jack Parker, Lt. Todd Maddox and Sgt. Joanna Seigal have been a partner with Take Stock in Children for the past eleven years. She mentioned that the gently used laptops will be donated to deserving high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall.

Ms. Fashano presented Lt. Maddox with a certificate and he said few words on behalf of Sheriff Jack Parker.

E. Public Discussion
15. Public Discussion


Chairman Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate the concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

1.   Rodney Savickis, West Melbourne - Florida Jr. Drama State Festival
2.   Susan Pleasanton, Palm Bay -  Teacher Salary
3.   Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
4.   Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Responsibility
5.   Mickey Olinger, Melbourne - Brevard School Teachers & Students
6.   Jim Taylor, Melbourne - Teacher Compensation
7.   Mike Newman, West Melbourne - Teacher Salary/Compensation/Negotiation
8.   Lynne Thomas, Indian Harbour Beach - Teacher Salary/Compensation/Negotiation
9.   Linda Vinson, Melbourne - Public Education
10.   Angela Bonnici, Titusville - Teacher Compensation
11.   Joseph Estevez, Melbourne - Teacher Bonus
12.   Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge -  Compensation/Labor Relations 

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

16. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: Expulsions 1.18.11 2.pdf (Confidential Item)
17. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

18. Financial Statements with Operating Budget Amendment for the Period Ending November 30, 2010
Attachment: November 2010 Financial Statements.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #3 - November 30 2010 Final.pdf
Attachment: November 2010 Budget Amend Explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

19. Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF) Interlocal Trust Agreement
Attachment: FEITF Trust Agreement.pdf
Attachment: FEITF Board of Trustees and Investment Advisory Committee.pdf
Attachment: FEITF Service Providers.pdf
Attachment: FEITF Signatory Public Agency Addendum.pdf
20. Warrants Written for the Month of November, 2010
Attachment: Warrants - Nov 2010.pdf
21. Warrants Written for the Month of December, 2010
Attachment: Warrants - December 2010.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

22. Property Disposal
Attachment: JAN 18_11.pdf
23. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: 11-008BM Plumbing Contractors.pdf
Attachment: 11-009BM Portable Classroom and Mobile Trailer Relocation.pdf
Attachment: 11-010BM Asphalt Pavement Sealer and Restriping Contractor.pdf
Attachment: Sum012BP - Printing Supplies III.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1105 EasyHRweb.pdf
F. Human Resources

24. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-18-11.pdf
Attachment: 2011 January 18 ESOL sup.pdf
25. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-18-11.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

26. Elementary and Secondary Student Art Shows at Area Malls
Attachment: Melbourne Square March Contract.pdf
Attachment: 2010-2011 Mall Art Show Schedule.pdf
Attachment: Melbourne Square February Contract.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

27. Science Fair Field Trips
28. Regional Science Fairs in Area Malls
F. Adult/Community Education

29. Career Pathways Grant
F. Central Area Superintendent

30. Field Trip: Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics Team - FIRST Smoky Mountain Regional in Knoxville, TN & FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO
Attachment: Robotics backup 10-11.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

31. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli took the opportunity to congratulate Jacqueline Ingratta for her reclassification / transfer to the position of Assistant Principal at West Shore Junior / Senior High School and the appointment of Gino Butto to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Technology.

Chairman Murray and the Board agreed to forgo the scheduled break.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Accounting Services

32. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2010
Attachment: CAFR 2009-10.pdf
Attachment: AG AUDIT FINDINGS.pdf
Attachment: District Response to Audit Findings FINAL 12-1-10.pdf
H. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

33. Brevard Public Schools ESOL Endorsement Program
Attachment: Renewal for 2011-16 letter and program eval.pdf
Attachment: Add-on ESOL Renewal 2011.pdf
H. Secondary Programs

34. High School and Middle School Instructional Program Course Lists for 2011-2012
Attachment: High Course List 2011-12 doc final.pdf
Attachment: Middle Course List 2011-12 doc final.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

35. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 Budget Amendment
Attachment: ARRAAmend1-18-2-8-11.page DOE150.pdf
Attachment: NursesARRANarrative151.pdf
36. Restraint and Seclusion, Student Education Policies and Procedures (SP&P)
Attachment: SPP Rev 12-10 Legal Requirements - Restraint and Seclusion.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

37. Field Trip - Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High & Viera High Schools FIRST Robotics Team #233 - Robotics Regional Competition in Washington, DC and Robotics World Championship Event in St. Louis, MO
38. Field Trip: Rockledge High Band - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Attachment: RHS Band.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

39. FIRST Robotics Team 801 Horsepower to Compete at Smoky Mountain Regional Competition
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1013_001.pdf
40. Jackson Middle School Quest Program field trip to Washington, DC
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1051_001.pdf
41. Merritt Island High School Band field trip to Atlanta, GA
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1052_001.pdf
42. Contracted Services Agreement between Mila Elementary and Workshops in a Box, LLC (Dr. Angela Martin Walker)
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1071_001.pdf
43. Astronaut High School FIRST Robotics Team 21 Competition trip to North Carolina
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1084_001.pdf
44. Astronaut High School FIRST Robotics Team 21 Championship trip to St. Louis, MO
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1086_001.pdf
H. Plant Operation and Maintenance

45. Change Order to Owner-Contractor Agreement for AHU Replacement at Lockmar Elementary School
Attachment: Amendment No 1- Lockmar.pdf
46. Change Order to Owner-Contractor Agreement for AHU Replacement at Port Malabar Elementary School
Attachment: Amendment No 1- Pt. Malabar.pdf

I. Staff Reports
47. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
48. Additional Public Presentions

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
49. Board Member Reports


Mr. Ziegler congratulated Heritage High School Marching Band for entertaining at the Extreme Makeover Home Addition.

Mr. Ziegler recognized Angela Handa for accepting the advisory position for the Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee. He noted that his previous appointee moved to Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Ziegler gave an update on the League of Cities. He congratulated Mayor Hal Rose, City of West Melbourne, who is now the current President of the League of Cities. He is also a teacher at Hoover Middle School.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he met with Thad Altman and Rich Workman regarding education and the pros and cons of vouchers.

Mr. Ziegler suggested that the schools seek volunteers (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, ROTC, etc.) to raise the flags on specified holidays. He also suggested that the volunteer can pick up the flag at the school  the day prior to the holiday and take them down that evening then return the flag to the school the following morning.

Mr. Ziegler requested the Board accept the offer from Rolling Thunder to receive the MIA/POW flags to be flown at our schools along with the United States flag.

The Board and Dr. Binggeli agreed with the suggestion and would pass the information along to the building principals so arrangements can be made.

Ms. Kneessy shared an inspiring story regarding Mrs. Wendy Wayne, a teacher that went and beyond the call of duty.

Ms. Henderson gave and update on the Central Florida School Boards Coalition meeting. She stated that the Board should have received the Federal and State Priorities and a presentation regarding revenues from advertising.

Ms. Henderson noted that they brought up a water conservation project in which Dr. Binggeli  would have Ed Curry, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, look into. Dr. Binggeli stated that he has nothing to report at this time.

Ms. Henderson noted that she was at the Extreme Home Makeover site several times with her daughters since they were a part of the school news teams and got to participate in the event. She mentioned that she would like to know how much the bus got filled with school supplies for the students of Brevard Public Schools.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the Extreme Makeover Pep Rally at Kennedy Space Center. He also thanked the Heritage High School Band for their performance.

Dr. Krupp noted that he toured the North Area Bus Compound and their portable city.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the Kickoff meeting of the First Robotics Competition Presentation of the new game with a mini bot. He congratulated Melbourne High School for being eligible for hosting the meeting.

Dr. Krupp stated that he visited Titusville High School, Jackson Middle School, and Astronaut High School and met with the principals of each school.

Dr. Krupp noted that he met with Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, regarding eBooks and relayed that Clearwater High School gave a Kindle to each of the 2200 students and discussed whether Brevard is looking into eBooks with the Race to the Top Grant since it is for technology.

Dr. Murray noted that eBooks was the wave of the future and had that same discussion with an educator in the Midwest.

Dr. Murray noted that she also attended the Extreme Home Makeover and saw a lot of people volunteering to help support the community.

Dr. Murray noted that Brevard Continuum of Care from the Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department is conducting a census for the homeless and they are asking for donations of white t-shirts and socks. The contact is Tammy Harris.

Dr. Murray reminded the Board and the community of the All-County Band and Choral Concerts and encouraged the Board to attend a few of them. She mentioned the unbelievable talent out students exhibit.

Dr. Murray thanked again the Cocoa Culinary Arts students and Chef Knight for the goodies that were provided and the exceptional program in our schools.

L. Superintendent's Report
50. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to mention several events that he attended. He framed this by stating the incredible opportunities the students of Brevard have access to.

Dr. Binggeli noted that he attend, along with Dr. Krupp the First Robotics Kick off at Melbourne High School. They were greatly pleased to find out the Melbourne High School was the only school in America that has the honor and responsibility to provide the kick off experience.

Dr. Binggeli noted that he attended the Florida Music Educators Conference. He mentioned the reason that he attended was because for two days in a row, Brevard Schools, Brevard Teachers, and Brevard Administrators, were being recognized for their exemplary opportunities for children in music.

Dr. Binggeli committed to the Board that even with the challenging times ahead the district will continue to do the best that we can to bring opportunities to the students of Brevard. He mentioned how proud he was on what he had the opportunity to witness at these two events.

M. Adjournment
51. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of January 18, 2011 was adjourned at 7:24 p.m.