01-20-2015 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 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 18, 2014. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Amy Kneessy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Misty Belford, John Craig, Karen Henderson, Amy Kneessy and Andy Ziegler

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Chairman Kneessy asked for a moment of silence for Hannah Cline, a Jackson Middle School student who had recently passed away.
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A. Invocation (Samantha Chrieki, 5th Grade, WMSS)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was read by Samantha Chrieki, fifth grade student from West Melbourne School for Science.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Logan Ross, 5th Grade, WMSS)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Logan Ross, a fifth grade student from West Melbourne School for Science.

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In a surprise acknowledgement of January being School Board Recognition Month, students from West Melbourne School for Science said some kind words and provided each Board member with a gift bag containing a shirt with the BPS logo.
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A. Entertainment (The Pride of West Melbourne Advanced Chorus 4-6)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Prior to the Board meeting, the Pride of West Melbourne Advanced Chorus, grades 4 - 6, under the direction of Rebekah Villanueva, entertained the Board and viewing audience. The group performed one additional number after the Board meeting was called to order.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess 5:42 p.m. to allow the students time to gather their belongings.  She called the meeting back to order at 5:45 p.m.
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A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli asked for the Board to consider moving  Consent Item F-21 on Refunding of the District's 2007B and 2007C Certificates of Participation ahead of the Administrative Staff Recommendations as this item needed to receive approval prior to the beginning of the Time Certain Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess of the Regular School Board Meeting at 5:59 p.m. in order to begin the Time Certain Meeting of the Leasing Corporation. She reconvened the meeting at 6:01 p.m.
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Motions:
Approve the January 20, 2015 School Board Meeting Agenda and its revisions and accept the Superintendent's request to consider approval of Consent Item F-21(Refunding of the District's 2007B and 2007C Certificates of Participation) ahead of the Administrative Staff Recommendations.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli congratulated Ms. Melissa Long on her reclassification and transfer from the position of RTI coach in Elementary Programs to the position of assistant principal at Turner Elementary effective January 21, 2015.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

  • The reclassification/transfer of Melissa Long to the position of Assistant Principal (Elementary-10 month) at Turner Elementary, on annual contract, effective January 21, 2015.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
  • The resignation of Pamela Treadwell, Director of Student Services, effective March 23, 2015.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Community Relations

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: 

Representatives from John F. Turner Elementary School, Tanya Knowles, principal and teacher Carol Fallace, presented information on the Capturing Kids' Heart initiative and how they have implemented this process within their school community.

B. Brevard Schools Foundation

9. Check Presentation and Recognition of AT&T

Minutes: Janice Kershaw, executive director of Brevard Schools Foundation introduced Cathy McKenzie, regional director, Legislative & External Affairs for AT&T Florida. Ms. McKenzie made some remarks and Ms. Kershaw introduced teachers Lisa Vaughn and Samantha McGill. Each will receive $2,000 to teach real-world applications of STEM education concepts.
10. Check Presentation and Recognition of Space Coast Association of Realtors and Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli provided introductory comments thanking the local realtors and hoteliers for helping to meet the needs of our students who are homeless or in transition. He welcomed  Lynn Whelpley, Broker/Owner of Abundant Home Realty and 2015 President of Space Coast Association of Realtors; Mitch Ribak  Broker/Owner of Tropical Realty and 2104 President of the Space Coast Association of Realtors; Leah Selig, CEO of Space Coast Association of Realtors; Debra Green, GM Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront and Member of the Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association; Louise McLean with RE/MAX Solutions and Chairperson of the Brevard’s Children in Need Committee; Dale Starling, Publisher of The Real Estate Book and Co-Chairperson of Brevard’s Children in Need; and Mike Artelli of RE/MAX Solutions, also Co-Chairperson of Brevard’s Children in Need.

A check for $65,000 was presented to Janice Kershaw, executive director of Brevard Schools Foundation and Dr. Sally Shinn, Homeless Liaison for Brevard Public Schools.

B. Accounting Services

11. Recognize Principals and Bookkeepers for Exemplary Internal Accounts Audit
Attachment: MC Internal Accounts Audit Recognition FY14.pdf
Minutes: Judy Preston, associate superintendent of Financial Services, Jo Ann Clark, director of Accounting Services and Michelle Coppola, manager of school accounting facilitated the recognition. Dr. Binggeli and Chairman Kneessy congratulated each recipient and presented a certificate.
B. Career & Technical Education

12. Check Presentation and Recognition of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli told the Board and viewing audience that Matt Kent, President of the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and General Manager of Best Western and Days Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Laurilee Thompson, Board Member and past-president of the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association owner of Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, Tom Williamson, Board Member and past-president of the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and General Manager of Marriott Courtyard Cocoa Beach, were going to present a check to our High School Culinary Programs.  Janice Scholz, director of Career & Technical Education introduced the guests.

A check was presented in the amount of $3,750. Brevard Culinary instructors  that accepted this generous donation included:

Cocoa High School, Harvey Knight
Bayside High School, Staurt Gray and Chris Cox
Melbourne High School, Mike Ferguson and Bonnie Ollinger
Palm Bay High School, Dieu Ho
Titusville High School, Tom Hietpas


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Career & Technical Education

13. Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: CTE Month Proclamation-2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations read the proclamation.

Motions:
To proclaim February 1 - 28, 2015 as Career and Technical Education Month and encourage all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the Career and Technical programs in this community. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

14. Student Services Week, February 2 - 6, 2015
Attachment: Student Services Resolution 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations read the proclamation.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 2 - 6, 2015 as Student Services Week in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

15. Recognize February as Black History Month
Attachment: Black History RESOLUTION 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations read the proclamation.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February as Black History Month in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

16. National School Counseling Week, February 2 - 6, 2015
Attachment: Proclamation National School Counseling Week 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations read the proclamation.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 2 - 6, 2015 as National School Counseling Week in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
17. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy reminded the speakers that the maximum allotted time for each speaker is three minutes. Clarification of information presented and answers

to questions specific to district business and educational matters will be posted on the School Board's website under the section called "4 The Record."

She asked that comments be related to public education and the business of the Brevard County School Board.  She also asked that speakers refrain from making slanderous statements or personal attacks on others. 

Speakers in order of appearance were:

  1. Debbie Sandstrom, BFT/Teacher, Labor Relations
  2. Donna Arnister, BFT/Teacher, Labor Relations
  3. Richard Smith, BFT/Teacher, Labor Relations
  4. Rebecca Rayborn, Teacher Morale
  5. Arrietta Miner, Teacher Morale
  6. Marcus Hochman, Keeping Your Word
  7. Boone Hamilton, APUSH
  8. Scott George, Bright House vs. AT &T



F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

18. Approval of Minutes
19. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2015-0120 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

20. Financial Statements with Budget Amendment and Resolution for the Operating Fund at Period Ending November 30, 2014.
Attachment: FY 2014-15 Financial Statements - November 30, 2014.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #3 - NOVEMBER 30 2014.pdf
Attachment: November 2014 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

21. Refunding of the District's 2007B and 2007C Certificates of Participation (COP)
Attachment: School Board Resolution - Agenda 1-20-15 Mtg (00969393).pdf
Attachment: School Board Preliminary Official Statement - 2015B-C (00969054-3).pdf
Attachment: School Board Certificate Purchase Contract 184279122_v 1_2015BC 1-13-15.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Belford posed some questions in regards to dollar amounts on the attachments.  Ms. Kneessy asked for Ms. Preston to follow-up with the Board on her findings to Ms. Belford's queries.  She asked that Ms. Preston provide the information to Ms. Escobar for placement on "4 The Record."

Motions:
Approve the delegation of the Associate Superintendent, Financial Services, to move forward with the financing plan at the optimum time that allows the District to achieve at least a 3% net present value savings, all as set forth in the attached resolution; and approve members of the Financing Team, to include the Financial Advisor, Bond and Disclosure Counsel, and the Underwriting Team as delineated above.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

22. Warrants for the month of December 2014
Attachment: Warrant List - December 2014.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

24. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 1-20-15.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 1-20-15.pdf
F. Human Resources

25. Food and Nutrition Services Reorganization
Attachment: Coord-FNSEquip.pdf
Attachment: FNS Memo 112014.pdf
Attachment: FNS Cost Projections.pdf
26. Worksite Agreement
Attachment: Universal Worksite Agreement-BPS.pdf
27. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-20-15.pdf
28. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-20-15.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

30. 2014-2015 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools
F. School Choice

31. Amend the Contracts for Odyssey Preparatory Academy and Odyssey Charter School
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

32. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for October and November 2014
Attachment: Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Monthly Report_Oct 2014.pdf
Attachment: Head Start Governing Body and Policy Council Monthly Report_Nov 2014_TW.pdf
33. 2013-2014 Head Start Program Annual Report
Attachment: Head Start Annual Report_2013-14_final.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

34. Field Trip - FIRST Robotics "Pink" Team to the FIRST Regional in Perry, GA, FIRST Regional in San Antonio, TX, FIRST Regional in Cincinnati, OH and FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO
Attachment: RHS 14-15 Robitics trips.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

35. Titusville High School NJROTC field trip to Paris Island, South Carolina
36. Wild About Birds Consultant for Imperial Estates Elementary
Attachment: Wild about birds.pdf
37. Merritt Island High Robotics Team 801 field trip to Denver, Colorado
Attachment: Robotics.pdf
F. Facilities Services

38. Solar Arrays for Golfview Elementary, Stone Middle and West Shore Jr/Sr High
Attachment: PV for Schools Contract (Golfview Elementary) Rev 12-12-14.pdf
Attachment: PV for Schools Contract (Stone Magnet Middle) Rev 12-12-14.pdf
Attachment: PV for Schools Contract (West Shore JR-SR HS) Rev 12-12-14.pdf
39. Additional Relocatable Classroom at Cocoa High School - Final Change Order and Close-out
Attachment: Cocoa High School - Relocatable Classroom - Final Change Order and Close-out.pdf
40. Croton Elementary School Relocatable Classroom - Final Change Order and Close-out
Attachment: Croton Elementary School Relocatable Classroom - Final Change Order - Close-out.pdf
41. Sabal Elementary School Relocatable Classrooms - Final Change Order - Close-out
Attachment: Sabal Elementary School Relocatable Classroom - Final Change Order - Close-out.pdf
42. Appoint School Board Representative to the Town of Indialantic's Local Planning Agency
43. Consultant Contract for Educational Plant Survey
Attachment: Brevard Public Schools 2015 EPS Update Proposal.pdf
44. GMP for Additional Head Start Playground Equipment at Endeavour Elementary School
Attachment: Canaveral Construction Co GMP for Head Start Playground - Budget Worksheet Revised 12-30-14.pdf
45. Tropical Elementary School - GMP for Building 001 Administration HVAC Upgrades
Attachment: Tropical Elementary School - Administration AC Upgrades GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
46. Croton Elementary School HVAC Upgrades - Cooling Tower Replacement
Attachment: Croton Cooling Tower Closeout Change Order.pdf
47. Oak Park ES OA and FCU Unit GMP & Budget Sheet
Attachment: Oak Park ES OA and FCU Unit GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
48. Southwest Middle School Walk-in Cooler Freezer Replacement - Close-out Change Order
Attachment: Southwest Walk-in Cooler Close-out Change Order.pdf
49. Lockmar Elementary School Walk-in Cooler - Close-out Change Order
Attachment: Lockmar E.S. Walk-in Cooler Close-out Change Order.pdf
50. Hoover Middle School Walk-in Cooler Freezer Replacement - Close-out Change Order
Attachment: Hoover M.S. Walk-in Cooler Close-out Change Order.pdf
51. Saturn Elementary School Walk-in Cooler Freezer Replacement - Close-out Change Order
Attachment: Saturn E.S. Walk-in Cooler Close-out Change Order.pdf
52. Palm Bay High School - GMP for Building 9 and Auditorium Handrails Repairs
Attachment: PBHS - Building 9 and Auditorium Handrails Repairs GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

54. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the January 20, 2015 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

23. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - BW-15-BW-039-AL - Grad Bash.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 12-005LL - Swimming Pool Chemical Supply Extension.pdf
Attachment: c - ITB 15-B-010-DR - Sheet Music & Related Supplies Catalog Discount Bid.pdf
Attachment: d - ITB 15-B-031-DW - Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems Maintenance, Inspect, Test.pdf
Attachment: e - ITB 15-B-032-DW - Outdoor Bleacher Repair and Installation.pdf
Attachment: f - ITB 15-B-034-AL - Recycling of Surplus Computer Components, Peripherals, and Laptops.pdf
Attachment: g - PB 15-PB-045-DR - Trans. School Bus Tires, Retreads, and Mounting Program.pdf
Attachment: h - PB 15-PB-047-DR - Purchase of New School Buses.pdf
Attachment: i - RFP 12-005JO - HVAC Mechanical Contractor Service - 6 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 14-398-WH-A1 - BlueFin HR, LLC.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 15-313-AL - Math Solutions, A division of Scholastic, Inc..pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 15-383-AL - Slam in the Schools LLC dba Mayhem Poets.pdf
Attachment: m - additional accounting strings.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Belford wanted to pull attachment J from this item for discussion. All other items were approved.

Ms. Belford had several questions about attachment J (Bluefin contract).  There was extensive discussion between the Board, staff and Chris Woertz from Willis and Associates about the logistics of the enrollments services, and why other software packages have not been utilized even though they would save the district money.

Ms. Standley explained that originally, there was discussion through the Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee about a complete replacement. However, to make it happen would require intense involvement on the part of ET who was already heavily committed to work on EDR 20 20.  With open enrollment being moved up earlier to accommodate one on one counseling, time would not allow for the work involved in making sure the enrollment piece would work.

There was conversation about having an employee input enrollments manually. Also the Board wanted to know the ramifications of terminating the Bluefin contract early.

Ms. Belford requested that Ms. Pace and staff look into other options.  She wanted to know the impact of ending the contract early and if there is an option to not commit to a full year to allow time to look into what our best options for replacement may be. She sees that this has the potential to be a revolving issue due to contract end dates and open enrollment.

Mr. Ziegler agreed that we need to have a thoughtful process to resolve this continuing issue but also expressed his frustration over this matter not being resolved before now. That is why he said that he could not support it and made a motion to deny renewal.

Ms. Belford made a motion to delay while Ms. Pace looked at options and ways to limit damage as much as possible.



Motions:

Approve the Bid Waived (BW) purchase listed below (with the exception of attachment J- SSA #14-398-WH-A1 - Bluefin HR, LLC - Human Resources):

a - BW #15-BW-039-AL - Grad Bash - North, Central & South Areas

Award the Invitation to Bid (ITB) extension listed below:

b - ITB #12-005/LL - Swimming Pool Chemical Supply - 6 Month Extension - Plant Operations & Maintenance

Award the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) listed below:

c - ITB #15-B-010-DR - Sheet Music & Related Supplies Catalog Discount Bid - Purchasing & Warehouse Services

d - ITB #15-B-031-DW - Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems Maintenance, Inspect, Test - Plant Operations & Maintenance

e - ITB #15-B-032-DW - Outdoor Bleacher Repair and Installation - Plant Operations & Maintenance

f - ITB #15-B-034-AL - Recycling of Surplus Computer Components, Peripherals, and Laptops - Purchasing and Warehouse Services

Approve the Piggybacks (PBs) listed below:

g - PB #15-PB-045-DR - Transportation School Bus Tires, Retreads, & Mounting Program; Orange County Public Schools - Transportation Services

h - PB #15-PB-047-DR - Purchase of New School Buses; FDOE School Transportation Management Section - Transportation Services

Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) extension listed below:

i - RFP #12-005/JO - HVAC Mechanical Contractor Service - 6 Month Extension - Plant Operations & Maintenance

Approve the Sales and Services Agreements (SSAs) listed below:

j - SSA #14-398-WH-A1 - Bluefin HR, LLC - Human Resources

- SSA #15-313-AL - Math Solutions, A division of Scholastic, Inc. - Office of School of Choice

l - SSA #15-383-AL - Slam in the Schools LLC dba Mayhem Poets - Office of School of Choice

m - additional accounting strings

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:

Deny the renewal contract agreement with Bluefin HR, LLC in the amount of $300,000.00. Attachment J - SSA 14-398-WH-A1 Bluefin HR, LLC. pdf.

- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Nay
Misty Haggard-belford- Nay
Karen Henderson- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:
Delay a decision on the renewal contract agreement with Bluefin HR, LLC in the amount of $300,000.00. Attachment J-SSA-14-398-WH-A1 Bluefin HR, LLC.pdf to allow staff time to provide other options and to look at the terms associated with not renewing. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Employee Benefits

29. BPS Health Plan Stop-Loss Insurance Renewal for 2015
Attachment: 2015 BPS Stop Loss Report - FINAL.pdf
Attachment: 2015 BPS Stop Loss Marketing Analysis Final 11-25-14.pdf
Attachment: BPS Analytic Stop Loss Modeler 2015.pdf
Attachment: Sun Life Renewal Brevard 12 04 2014.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Craig pulled this item. He felt this was a critical issue.  The problems he has are the lasers and the rate cap.  He said it is not worth saving $24,000 to put the district in danger in the event of a catastrophic illness or illnesses and that we could easily find ourselves on the other side of the fence. 

There was discussion with Chris Woertz of Willis and Associates why they gave the recommendation.  Also, there was discussion on whether or not it was $15,000 of savings or $24,000. 

Ms. Henderson reiterated that a discussion on a matter such as this should have taken place at a Board workshop or at a minimum, there should have been more questions from the Board posed to staff in advance so that they could be better prepared.



Motions:

Accept the renewal with Sun Life of the exact same coverages with no new laser and no renewal market rate cap.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. School Board Attorney

53. ENTRY OF FINAL ORDER IN AT&T CORP. v. BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK BID PROTEST – DOAH CASE NO. 14-1024BID
Attachment: EXHIBIT A-Final Order.pdf
Attachment: EXHIBIT B - Recommended Order.pdf
Attachment: EXHIBIT C-Bright House Exceptions to Recommended Order.pdf
Attachment: EXHIBIT D-AT&T Exceptions to Recommended Order.pdf
Attachment: EXHIBIT E-Bright House Responses to AT&T Exceptions.pdf
Attachment: EXHIBIT F-AT&T Responses to Bright House Exceptions.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled Item-53 for discussion as a result of the comments from a public speaker. She asked Mr. Bistline if he had anything to add before the Board made their decision. 

Mr. Bistline responded that the agenda was posted seven days in advance of the meeting and could be viewed by anyone.  He said they had two days of hearings and responses. Mr. Bistline recommended that the Board approve the agenda item as written.

 



Motions:
Enter the proposed Final Order awarding AT&T Corp. the contract to provide IP Wide Area Network Services pursuant to Request For Proposal No. 14-P-081-WH.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
H. Information
H. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

55. School Recognition Bonuses
Attachment: Attachment 1, 2014-15 School Recognition Awards Calculated at $85 per FTE.pdf
H. Human Resources

56. Adult Education Part-Time Teacher Salary Increases
Attachment: Adlut Ed-01202015.pdf
H. Student Services

57. Approve the New Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) Effective 2014-2017
Attachment: SPP 2014-2017 Final 12 23 2014.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

58. Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST Buckeye Regional in Cleveland, OH
Attachment: CHS Robotics Cleveland OH.pdf
59. Consultant Agreement - Viera High School - Matt de la Peña
Attachment: VHS author contract.pdf
Attachment: VHS author bio.pdf
60. Contract/Field Trip - Viera High Football game vs Allen High School in Allen, Texas
Attachment: VHS vs Allen TX - UIL Contract.pdf
Attachment: VHS Football - Allen TX Itinerary.pdf
61. Consultant Agreement - Ocean Breeze Elementary - Dr. Chew
Attachment: Ocean Breeze consultant - Dr. Chew.pdf
Attachment: L. Chew Resume.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

62. B.E.L.I.E.V.E. Motivational Speaker for Professional Development Day at Merritt Island High School
Attachment: Dorina .pdf
63. Merritt Island FIRST Robotics Team 801 - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri
Attachment: Robotics.pdf
H. Facilities Services

64. Approval of Independent Citizens Oversight Committee
Attachment: Recommended ICOC Members.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
65. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Craig expressed appreciation for the awesome support he received from staff during his legislative forum .  He said there were about 75 to 80 people in attendance and said there was a healthy Q & A.  The attendees also had several great suggestions.  One question was whether or not the EOCs could be a phased exam. He also mentioned that he had asked Mr. Bistline for an overview for the old Melbourne High property and asked that Board members review in advance of the upcoming workshop.  He continued that he felt the Board should be prepared so they could make a decision on the property as quickly as possible. 

Ms. Henderson also thanked Senior Staff for their support regarding the legislative forums. She said the one she facilitated went very well. Ms. Henderson  attended the Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa.  She was amazed at the wonderful performances and relayed to the Board some of the other upcoming musical performances and competitions that would be forthcoming. Ms. Henderson thanked Mr. Ziegler for allowing her to be the representative of the Assessment Action Plan through the Central Florida School Board Coalition. She participated in the conference call and felt it was positive. She encouraged parents and staff to look at the legislative outreach information on the district website. She said that Ms. Irwin was working on a way to have a button that would incorporate all of the legislative addresses instead of individuals having to send letters one by one. 

Mr. Ziegler was happy that the contributions to FSA increased and he thanked Compensation and Benefits as well as Ms. Pace for their part.  He hoped to be able to - receive the calculation of the increase very quickly.

Ms. Belford said that she met with the Brevard Cultural Alliance and was impressed at the amazing work they do with our students.  She said she has received a lot of positive feedback regarding the Legislative Forum at Astronaut High.  She attended the Oak Park Family Movie Night and was happy to report about the participation of the North Area schools in the Shades of Unity Parade.  She also attended the Martin Luther King Peace March which was entitled "Marching for the Dream." She said she was glad to hear Kendall Moore speak.  She had been asked by a principal whether or not it was appropriate for Board members to come to schools to talk about the legislative priorities.  She wanted to make sure principals knew that she and she was sure other Board members would be happy to make these presentations.

Ms. Belford wanted to know if they could discuss the March Legislative Days at their upcoming workshop.  The new board members will not be able to attend part 2 of Survival Skills for New Board members due to the March 10 Board meeting.  She also wanted to know the directions the district is giving when people request to "opt-out" of testing.

Ms. Kneessy said that she wants it to be the same across the board. She feels that the child is often in the middle between the parent and the teacher in this matter.

Dr. Binggeli said that as a matter of fact, that he had already been in conference with Ms. Van Meter, Mr. Novelli, Dr. Spadaccini and Karen Schafer regarding this matter and the are already working toward that uniform process.Kneessy - March 13 what is the issue with March 13 and what needs to be

Kneessy said that in regards to the Legislative Forum she held, she found that it was communicated very differently school to school.  She asked for Ms. Irwin to put into place a protocol of how meetings would be communicated to parents and have each school made aware.

Ms. Kneessy also congratulated Teresa Wright and the Head Start team for receiving 0 audit findings. Also, she requested that the Board participate in a one hour "head start" training which will include a survey at the March 31, 2015 Board workshop.  After the Head Start training on March 31, she wanted to have a session on how we do secondary schedules and suggested that Ms. Belford and Mr. Craig work with Ms. Van Meter and Mr. Novelli in advance as they are new on the Board.  She mentioned that as many presentations as possible be placed on workshop agendas instead of Regular School Board agendas.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
66. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli told the Board and viewing audience that he had the opportunity to share with LEAD Brevard's emerging leaders about the great successes of our students and teachers.  The group was  able to experience first hand the talent of Brevard's culinary programs as the Melbourne High School culinary arts students prepared them lunch. The LEAD Brevard members were astounded with the meal, the service, and the professional way the students presented the meal.

Dr. Binggeli also went to Tampa for the Florida Music Educators Association conference, where at a breakfast, principal Rick Fleming was named State Music Educator of the Year. Also recognized were secondary schools that had over 35 percent or more of their students participate in music education. Dr. Binggeli said that Brevard had more schools recognized than any other in the state. He also had an opportunity to watch rehearsals.  He is so impressed by the phenomenal work of our students and teachers.


M. Adjournment
67. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 8:53 p.m.


For further details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org).








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