01-19-2010 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, January 19, 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, January 14, 2010 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 School Board meeting of January 19, 2010 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler.

Chairman Kneessy requested a moment of silence for Brianna Bartolo, 7th grade student at Southwest Middle School, and Laura Scarpate, retired teacher from Suntree Elementary.


A-3. Invocation (Maddie Lierman, 6th Grade, West Melbourne Elem. )
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Maddie Lierman, 6th grade, West Melbourne School for Science.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Julius Sheinman, 4th Grade, West Melbourne Elem.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Julius Sheinman, 4th grade, West Melbourne Elementary School for Science.

A-5. Entertainment (West Melbourne Elem. School for Science Chorus)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

West Melbourne Elementary School for Sciene, under the direction of Music Director, Barbara Ashbury, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional musical number.

Chairman Kneessy took this opportunity to thank Ms. Ashbury and her students for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 5:39 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:45 p.m.
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A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Agenda
F-38.   Employee Benefits Contract Renewals for Calendar 2010
F-39.   Appoint Citizen Representative Alternate to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board

Consent Revisions
F-16.   Student Expulsions

Action Revisions
G-44.   South Area Middle School and South Area Elementary School Attendance Boundary Changes

Action Deletions
Adoption of Charter of Internal Audit Policy 6700.01



Motions:
Approve the agenda for the School Board Meeting of January 19, 210 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Murray brought to the Board's attention the deleted item regarding the Adoption of Charter Internal Audit Policy 6700.01.She once again stated that this proposal has been going back and forth between the audit committee and the School District since July 2009. Dr. Murray has spoken with Attorney Harold Bistline and that there is concerns with the language but this needs to be resolved.

Ms. Kneessy asked Dr. Binggeli if there was a timeline.

Dr. Binggeli stated that there is no specific timeline but will move on the item once the language concerns are resolved. The language currently has the potential to create unintended consequences.


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. District Communications

7. 2009 School Related Employees of the Year

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli recognized Pam Sarria, Golfview Elementary School Age Child Care Coordinator, for being chosen as the 2010 Brevard County School Related Employee of the Year as announced at the Employee of the Year awards breakfast held on December 15, 2009 at the Holiday Inn in Viera, Florida. Dr. Binggeli highlighted the contributions that Ms. Sarria has made to Brevard Public Schools in such activities as school fundraising chair, volunteer coordinator and a member of Golfview's SACC committee, just to name a few. Chairman Kneessy presented Ms. Sarria with an clock along with Dr. Binggeli.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Secondary Programs

8. Proclaim January 25 through 29, 2010, as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
Attachment: Proclamation ~ Celebrate Literacy Week, January 2010.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, read the resolution proclaiming January 25 through January 29, 2010, as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming January 25 through 29, 2010, as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Career & Technical Education

9. Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: CTE Proclamation 09-10.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the month of February as Career and Technical Education month.

Motions:
To proclaim February 1-28, 2010, 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: Robert Jordan
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

10. Recognize February as Black History Month
Attachment: Black History RESOLUTION 2010.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming February as Black History Month.

Motions:
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 Public Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

11. Student Services Week, February 2 - 6, 2010
Attachment: Student Services Resolution 2010.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming February 2 through 6, 2010 as Student Services Week.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 2 - 6, 2010 as Student Services Week in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Area IV Superintendent

12. Resolution - Harry T & Harriette Moore Week
Attachment: 20091210145058.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis, read the resolution proclaiming April 12-17, 2010 as Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week.

Motions:
Proclaim April 12 - April 17, 2010 Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

13. 2009 Demographic Report: Closing the Achievement Gap
Attachment: 2009 Gap Analysis ney2.pdf
Minutes: 

Karen-Schafer, Director of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation and Neyda Francis, Assistant Director, presented "Closing the Achievement Gap" to the School Board, Dr. Binggeli, and the viewing public.

Mr. Jordan  stated that this was a great presentation but requested additional data to include the number of students (not just the percentage) and where they went in the levels of the FCAT.

D. Student Services

14. 2008-2009 Graduation Rate and Dropout Results
Attachment: Graduation Rate 2008-09 .pdf
Minutes: 

Betty Dunn, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, presented the 2008-2009 Graduation Rate and Dropout Results to the School Board, Dr. Binggeli and the viewing public.

Mr. Jordan asked Ms. Dunn to clarify who calculates the graduation rate. Ms. Dunn stated that the district has never calculated the graduation rate. The district sends the information by withdrawal code to the state and they calculate the graduation rate.

Discussion regarding coding of students ensued between the Board and Ms. Dunn.

 


E. Public Discussion
15. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

The Chairman 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. Jake Wise. Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  2. Stephan Nassar, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  3. Becky Rebola, Melbourne -  Central Area Redistricting
  4. Howard Thompson, Melbourne -  Central Area Redistricting
  5. Jennifer King, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  6. Thomas Jordan, Melbourne -  Central Area Redistricting
  7. Cassie Williams, Melbourne -  Central Area Redistricting
  8. Cheryl Ambers, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  9. Cathy Jones, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  10. Sharon Savastio, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

16. Student Expulsion(s)
17. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

18. Financial Statements and Operating Fund Budget Amendment for the period ending November 30, 2009
Attachment: November 2009 Financial Statements.pdf
Attachment: November 2009 Budget Amendment.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment Explainations November 30, 2009.pdf
F. Accounting Services

19. Warrants Written for the Month of November, 2009
Attachment: Warrants - Nov 2009.pdf
20. Warrants Written for the Month of December, 2009
Attachment: Warrant list - Dec '09.pdf
21. Increase in Cafeteria Petty Cash Fund for Holland Elementary School
F. Risk Management

22. Land Lease Agreement Between the School Board of Brevard County and the Board of County Commissioners, Brevard County Fire Rescue Department
Attachment: Lease Agreement.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

23. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchasing Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: 10-010BM Roof Re-Cover and Roof Related Work at Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School.pdf
Attachment: 10-011BP - Bulk Commodity Processing.pdf
Attachment: 10-012LH Thermal Swimming Pool Cover System and Reels.pdf
Attachment: 10-013LH Furnish and Install Window Film.pdf
24. Property Disposal
Attachment: JAN_19_10.pdf
F. Human Resources

25. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-19-10.pdf
26. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-19-10.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

27. Elementary and Secondary Student Art Shows at Area Malls
Attachment: 2009-2010 Melbourne Square Elementary Art Show Agreement.pdf
Attachment: 2009-2010 Melbourne Square Secondary Art Show Agreement.pdf
28. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2010 All County Band and Chorus Contract and Facility Use Estimate.pdf
29. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2010 Elementary Music Festival Contract and Facility Use Estimate.pdf
F. Career & Technical Education

30. Educating Water and Environmental Stewards
Attachment: Project Summary.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

31. Approve Contract to Provide Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training for Title I PreKindergarten and Exceptional Student Education Teachers
Attachment: cpiCrisisPreventionInstituteTitle1.pdf
Attachment: cpiCrisisPreventionInstitute.pdf
F. Area I Superintendent

32. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Wind Ensemble Performance in Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Cocoa Beach Trip to D.C.pdf
F. Area III Superintendent

33. Cocoa High Robotics Team - FIRST Denver Regional - Denver, CO
Attachment: CHS Robotics Denver.pdf
34. Representation on the North Brevard Commission on Parks & Recreation (District #1)
F. Project Management

35. Amendment #2 to Agreement for Design/Build Services at Melbourne High School
Attachment: Amendment No. 2.pdf
F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

36. Amendent #1 to the Agreement for Design-Build Services at Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School
Attachment: Amendment Number 1 Dr W J Creel.pdf
37. Amendent #1 to the Agreement for Chiller Plant Installation at Rockledge High School
Attachment: Amendment #1 Chiller Plant at RHS.pdf
F. Additional Items

38. Employee Benefits Contract Renewals for Calendar 2010
39. Appoint Citizen Representative Alternate to the Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
F. Approval of Consent

40. Approval of Consent Agenda

Minutes: --------------------------------------
Chairman Kneessy called for a Sound Waves Video break at 7:25 p.m.
The School Board meeting reconvened at 7:43 p.m.
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Motions:
Approval of the Consent Agenda Items.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Labor Relations

41. School Board Policies 1420 and 4420 Benefits Revisions
Attachment: Policy Change Form - 4420.pdf
Attachment: 4420 - Benefits - Holiday and Annual Leave Days - Support.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Form - 1420.pdf
Attachment: 1420 - Benefits - Holiday and Annual Leave Days - Administrative.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy called the public hearing to order. No one chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold the Public Hearing to approve the revisions to Board Policies 1420 Benefits, Section I. Holidays and 4420 Benefits, Section I. Holidays. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Project Management

42. School Board Policy 6330 Revision- Acquisition of Professional Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, or Land Surveying Services
Attachment: 091014_policy 6330_change sheet.pdf
Attachment: 091014_6330_Revisions.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy called the public hearing to order. No one chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold a Public Hearing and approve the recommended revisions to School Board Policy 6330 - Acquisition of Professional Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, or Land Surveying Services. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

43. Cambridge Program and Cambridge Middle Years Program Attendance Boundary Changes
Attachment: Cambridge Middle Years Program Proposal.pdf
Attachment: Cambridge Program Proposal.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy called the public hearing to order. No one chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold a Public Hearing and approve the recommended attendance boundaries for the Cambridge Program and the Cambridge Middle Years Program. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

44. South Area Middle School and South Area Elementary School Attendance Boundary Changes for 2010-11
Attachment: South Middle Current.pdf
Attachment: Evaluation Committee Members.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: South Area Elementary Community Input #2.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: South Area Middle Schools Criteria Analysis 12-31-09.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative E-1.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative G-1.pdf
Attachment: South Area Elementary Schools Evaluation Scores - Amended 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: South Area Middle School Charts 12-29-09.pdf
Attachment: South Area Elementary School Charts 12-31-09.pdf
Attachment: 091124_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 12-1-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative H-1 Revised 1-15-10.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative H.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative H-2.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: South Area Middle Schools Evaluation Scores Revised 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Community Input #1.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 11-19-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 091103_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes - Amended 11-9-09.pdf
Attachment: transportation cost estimates with addendum.pdf
Attachment: South Area Elementary Schools Criteria Analysis 1-4-10.pdf
Attachment: South Area Middle Alternative G-2.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy opened the floor for public discussion. The following person spoke before the Board.

  1. Karen Clark, Melbourne - South Area Redistricting

Chairman Kneessy declared the public hearing closed.

Dane Theodore, Director of Planning & Project Management, gave a brief presentation to the Board to explain a few changes that were made since the January 5, 2009 School Board workshop.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli and Mr. Theodore regarding the changes brought before the Board.

Mr. Jordan requested more information on Indialantic. Mr. Theodore explained that the beach schools will be addressed next year.

Mr. Jordan said that one of the criteria was to keep the capacity at 90 percent and several of the schools are over a little. Mr. Theodore stated that is order to keep some of the neighborhoods together.



Motions:
Hold a Public Hearing and approve the recommended attendance boundary changes with the recommended conditions at the following schools for the 2010-11 school year. South Area Middle SchoolsSouthwest, Central, Hoover and Stone, per Alternative G-2. South Area Elementary SchoolsAllen, Columbia, Discovery, Gemini, Harbor City, Indialantic, Jupiter, Lockmar, McAuliffe, Meadowlane Primary, Meadowlane Intermediate, Palm Bay, Port Malabar, Riviera, Sabal, Sunrise, Turner, University Park and Westside, per Alternative H-2. Recommended Conditions: Rising sixth graders and rising eighth graders may stay at their current school. Transportation will not be provided. No sibling preference for rising sixth and eighth graders. End 'cap and bus" from Roy Allen ES to Meadowlane ES. Students currently bused to Meadowlane ES from Roy Allen ES return to Roy Allen ES. If the student lives in an area of the Roy Allen ES attendance boundary that is redistricted to another school, the student will attend the other school. End "soft redistricting" exceptions at all schools redistricted on 3/25/08 for the 2008/09 school year. All "grandfathered" students and their siblings will attend the "new" school beginning with the 2010-11 school year. If the student lives in an area of the "new" school attendance boundary that is redistricted to another school, the student will attend the other school. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Murray made a request to have the recommendation fully stated so that the community is clear on what was voted on.

Ms.Kneessy read into the record that she received a resolution and that the town of Grant-Valkaria is in full support of the decision as presented this evening.

Dr. Binggeli re-read the recommendation for clarification purposes for the public.

Dr. Murray brought to the attention of the Board, in terms of transportation, that if we are going to approve a policy that allows for grandfathering,which she supports, without transportation. The School district will be creating some traffic flow problems if a large number of parents start driving their students to school. We already have some pretty tight neighborhood's that have some serious traffic concerns.


H. Information
H. Board Office/Superintendent

57. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

As proposed by Chairman Kneessy in the approval of the adoption of the agenda, public discussion continued. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

  1. John Corelli, Melbourne - Central Area School Redistricting
  2. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Race to the Top Grant
  3. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Race to the Top Grant
  4. Siva Subramaniam, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  5. Dean Boston, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  6. Dennis Willis, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  7. Shelly Lockhart, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting
  8. *Kara Morrison, Melbourne - Central Area Redistricting

*Sign up but did not stay to speak.

H. Secondary Programs

45. High School and Middle School Instructional Program Course Lists for 2010-2011
Attachment: High Course List 2010-11 (Final 010510).pdf
Attachment: Middle Course List 2010-11 (Final 010510).pdf
H. Student Services

46. Recommended Change to Board Policy 5111.01 - Homeless Students
Attachment: Homeless Policy Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Brevard County 5111.01.pdf
Attachment: Brevard County 5111.01 Final.pdf
H. Area I Superintendent

47. Contracted Services Agreement between University Park Elementary and New Hope Educational Services
Attachment: University Park Elem 2-15-10.pdf
48. Field Trip -- Satellite High School Wind Ensemble Performance in Oxford, Mississippi, February 24-27, 2010
H. Area IV Superintendent

49. Administrators Advocating a Stricter Dress Code for their Schools
Attachment: 20100105113625.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Murray pulled this agenda item to discuss the recommendation from the administrators. She stated that the recommendations are currently covered by the dress code policy by the mere language. Dr. Murray also stated that several of these examples have been tested in court and will not hold up.

Ms. Kneessy requested that the Board delay a decision on this agenda till after the Board Policy workshop in February. She stated that she is uncomfortable with schools overriding a school board policy and the we could possibly be setting a precedence.

Ms. Henderson gave the Board information regarding the dress code from the School District of Oceola County that she received at the Central Florida School Board Coalition. She mentioned that she not advocating for a dress code policy but passing along information how our neighboring counties are handling dress code disturbances in their schools.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli and Attorney Harold Bistline regarding their different views regarding the dress code policy.

H. Project Management

50. Central Area Elementary School Attendance Boundary Changes for 2010-11
Attachment: Central Elementary Current.pdf
Attachment: transportation cost estimates with addendum.pdf
Attachment: Evaluation Committee Members.pdf
Attachment: Central Area Elementary School Charts 12-31-09.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #1.pdf
Attachment: 091124_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes.pdf
Attachment: Central Area Elementary Schools Evaluation Scores 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: 091103_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes - Amended 11-9-09.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #2.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative H.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #3.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 11-23-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: Central Area Elementary Alternate H-1.pdf
Attachment: Central Area Elementary Schools Criteria Analysis 1-4-10.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson pulled this item for discussion. Ms. Kneessy requested that Mr. Theodore give an update to the Board before discussion ensued. 

Mr. Theodore presented to the School Board information on the Central Area Elementary School Attendance Boundary changes. He discussed why the district is recommending Alternative H-1.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli and Mr. Theodore regarding the Central Area Elementary School Attendance Boundary changes.

The Board Members requested more information on Manatee Elementary's projections.

The Board discussed postponing the public hearing until February 23, 2010 but after much discussion kept the public hearing on February 9, 2010.

Ms. Kneessy requested the website on redistricting be cleared of all the maps that are not being considered to help clear the confusion of the public.

 

 

51. Out of Area Policy Discussion
Attachment: Policy 5120.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120.pdf
Attachment: 091203_Out of Area Matrix.pdf
Attachment: Area Superintendent Out-of-Area Approvals.pdf
Attachment: Out-of-Area Employee Information 1-8-10.pdf
Attachment: Basis for Out-of-Area Assignments.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Henderson pulled this item for discussion but due to the length of the meeting Ms. Kneessy requested that the discussion be postponed till the February 9, 2010 School Board meeting.

I. Staff Reports
52. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
53. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
54. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray mentioned that she attended the Cocoa Community and Cocoa High School celebration of the State Football Championship Team. Dr. Murray took this opportunity to thank the Cocoa community for rallying behind the school. It was a nice gathering with the community.

Dr. Murray stated that she visited Gardendale and Endeavor to see all the wonderful things that they are going within those schools and hoped to be visiting some of the other schools in the future.

Mr. Ziegler reported on his first Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meeting.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the First Robotic kickoff was Saturday, January 9, 2010 along with Dr. Binggeli.

Mr. Ziegler noted that attended the Cocoa High celebration for the Tigers. He met a graduate from Cocoa High that either works or owns MaxPrep.com (who rates sports teams). They rated Cocoa High Tigers Football Team as 22nd in the country out of 16,000 teams.

Mr. Ziegler noted that the Melbourne High School men's crew team set a new world record for erg rowing.

Ms. Henderson noted that Wendy Sheldon, 4th Grade Teacher from Williams Elementary, was the Presidential Science Award winner who went to Washington and met President Obama. Ms. Sheldon created a blog for her students before she left and was able to communicate with them and given them assignments and allow them to experience the same things she was experiencing.

Ms. Kneessy thanked the senior staff for hanging in with the Board tonight.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she spoke with Ms. Dunn regarding the earthquake in Haiti and the possibility of bringing families here from Haiti into Patrick's Airforce Base. Ms. Dunn assured that the district already has everything in place and ready to go.


L. Superintendent's Report
55. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli also thanked senior staff for all their hard work and dedication.

M. Adjournment
56. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of Janaury 19, 2010 was adjourned at 10:12 p.m.






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