01-21-2014 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 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 9, 2014. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office. Regular Meeting
Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.

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

Minutes: Chairman Karen Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp (via conference call), Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, and Andy Ziegler.

Chairman Karen Henderson requested a moment of silence for Scott Lutz, 12th grade student from Riverdale School, Chris Troiano, seventh grade student from DeLaura Middle School and Joseph Sellier, a bus driver, who have recently passed away.


A-3. Invocation (Hannah Gwinn, 6th Grade, Westside Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Hannah Gwinn, sixth grade student from Westside Elementary, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Kiersten Blaylock, 4th Grade, Westside Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Kiersten Blaylock, fourth grade student from Westside Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Westside Jammers Steel Drum Ensemble)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Westside Jammers Steel Drum Ensemble, under the direction of Renee Pariseau, music director and Patricia Tesmacher, percussion specialist, entertained the Board and viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and then played one additional number.

Chairman Henderson thanked Ms. Pariseau, Ms. Tesmacher and  students for their performance.

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Chairman Henderson called for a brief recess at 5:43 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:48 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 Additions
F-17. Student Expulsions
F-18. Entry of Final Order in Brevard County School Board v. James B. Wilkins
F-25. Job Description-Graphic & Digital Marketing Associate

Consent Revisions
F-19. Financial Statements with Budget Amendment Resolutions for the Operating Fund and Special Revenue Food Service Fund
F-23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-39. Remove and Replace ESF Automatic Electromechanical Door Openers and Closures

Information Addition
H-45. Recommend the Approval of Odyssey Space Coast Charter Academy



Motions:
Approve the January 21, 2014 agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A-8. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

7. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: 

Dr. Ken Winn, principal of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High, teacher Laura Robbins, seniors Emily Bennett and Shreni Shah  provided an overview of Edgewood's School of Choice Program, its benefits and what it means to them.  Ms. Robbins also explained that Edgewood students must complete at least 25 community service hours. Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, 30 Edgewood students participated in a project called  "Community Counts," where they assisted members of the community with painting, weeding and gardening.

Dr. Binggeli and the Board thanked them.

B. Brevard Schools Foundation

8. Check Presentation and Recognition of Sun Trust Foundation

Minutes: 

Suntrust Foundation made a check presentation to the Brevard Schools Foundation in the amount of $25,000. Teachers will have access to these funds through the Foundation's Bright Ideas Mini-Grant program.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Communications

9. Resolution of Support for the All American Flag Act
Attachment: 2014-0121 Resolution of Support for the All American Flag Act -.pdf
Minutes: School Board member Andy Ziegler read the resolution.

Motions:
Support the All American Flag Act- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Career & Technical Education

10. Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: CTE Month Proclamation-2014.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of District Communications read the resolution.

Motions:
To proclaim February 1-28, 2014, 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: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

11. Student Services Week, February 3 - 7, 2014
Attachment: Student Services Resolution 2014.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of District Communications read the resolution.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 3 - 7, 2014 as Student Services Week in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

12. Recognize February as Black History Month
Attachment: Black History RESOLUTION 2014.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of District Communications, read the resolution.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February as Black History Month in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

13. First Draft List for Potential Budget Cuts/Additions
Attachment: 2014-15 Planning Documents.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli presented to the board and  viewing audience a first draft of potential budget cuts and additions. He explained that as always, the community will have an opportunity for input.

Next Dr. Binggeli noted that the district  must prepare for the reality we face strategically if we are unsuccessful passing the half cent sales tax. He provided a list and explanation prepared in that event. Dr. Binggeli commented that it will  come down to whether or not the community feels these items are worth saving by supporting the half-cent sales tax.

Dr. Binggeli asked if the Board had any questions.  Mr. Ziegler wanted to make certain he was clear about the funding needed to keep class size by classroom. Dr. Binggeli provided clarification. 

Dr. Krupp via telephone commented that he did not notice paying for the ACT tests as one of the cuts.  Dr. Binggeli explained that it was not listed as a cut since we were unable to pay for them.

D. Curriculum and Instruction

14. Secondary Schools of National Prominence (SSNP)
Attachment: Secondary Schools of National Prominence - FINAL.pdf
Minutes: 

Cyndi Van Meter provided the Board with an  update on Secondary Schools of National Prominence (SSNP). Karen Schafer  spoke to the assessment portion of the presentation. Ms. Schafer concluded by saying that she felt that because of SSNP, Brevard is able to build a culture of success. Ms. Van Meter said that it is evident that what we are doing is working.

Dr. Murray thanked Ms. Van Meter.  She said that it was well done and very informative. She said that it is important that the community understands what is at stake  and how important our quality programs are to the future of our students. 

Ms. Kneessy voiced several  concerns regarding SSNP, Virtual School and Dual Enrollment. Ms. Kneessy commented that we need to have feedback and data from a group of high school counselors who have been in the trenches.  Dr. Murray suggested a school principal should be part of the group as well.  Dr. Krupp asked for them to make someone from a block schedule school part of the process. 

 Ms. Henderson expressed concern for struggling students having to take at least one virtual class.  She communicated further that going back to six classes instead of seven might make it difficult for students required to take remedial classes to have any electives during their high school career. 

Ms. Van Meter said she would make the arrangements to assemble a group  to provide feedback as requested by the board.

15. World History Textbook Committee Recommendations
Attachment: World History Board Presentation 1_21_14 final ppt .pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Van Meter gave an overview of the reason a committee was formed to provide recommendations on supplemental materials to accompany the ninth grade World History AP textbook.   She mentioned the members of the committee who were selected by School Board members.

Chris Spinale, secondary social studies resource teacher, shared the recommendations of the committee.

Charles Smith, one of the committee members spoke about the processes the committee went through and thanked the other committee members.

Ms. Van Meter shared a quote from one of the committee members and thanked them for their service.

Members of the Board thanked them at this point as well.

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Chairman Karen Henderson called for a brief recess at 8:10 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:26 p.m.
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E. Public Comment
53. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Karen Henderson reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time for each speaker of three minutes and that the board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

  1. Debbie Burger, PEA-SSNP/6 of 7
  2. Dan Bennett, BFT- Labor Relations
  3. Jenn Stokes, BFT-Labor Relations
  4. Dean Paterakis-Unethical Behavior
  5. Jeffrey Jacklein, POPs-Harbor City Elementary Security
  6. Erin Harrigan, BPS Teacher-Thank You for Budget Solutions
  7. Kinley Nagle - Implementing Her Work into the Schools
  8. John Pilley - Transparency
  9. Virginia Hayes, BPS Teacher - SSNP

Chairman Henderson thanked the speakers and said the remaining speakers would be heard after the Consent Agenda.

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

16. Approval of Minutes
17. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2014-0121 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
18. Entry of Final Order in Brevard County School Board v. James B. Wilkins DOAH Case No. 12-3901TTS
Attachment: 2014-0121 Exhibit A.pdf
Attachment: 2014-0121 Exhibit B.pdf
Attachment: 2014-0121 Exhibit C.pdf
Attachment: 2014-0121 Exhibit D.pdf
F. Financial Services

19. Financial Statements with Budget Amendment Resolutions for the Operating Fund and Special Revenue Food Service Fund
Attachment: FY14 Operating Fund Budget Amendment - Resolution #3 - November 30 2013.pdf
Attachment: FY14 Special Revenue Food Service Fund Budget Amendment - Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: FY14 November Operating Fund Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
Attachment: FY14 November Financials.pdf
F. Accounting Services

20. Warrants for the Month of November, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - November 2013.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

21. Property Disposal
Attachment: Jan. 21 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: Jan. 21 Board Letters.pdf
22. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: c - RFQ 0813LH - Continuing Contract for Design-Build Services for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Projects - 3 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: o - ITB 14-B-034-WH - Two Way Radios, Repeaters and Related Services.pdf
Attachment: r - ITB 14-B-071-KC - Opportunity & Special Buy Food Product Suppliers.pdf
Attachment: u - Additional String Info.pdf
Attachment: b - RFQ 0806LH - Continuing Contract for Design-Build Services - 3 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: d - RFQ #14-Q-008-KR – Continuing Contract for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire P.pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 14-400-KC-A1 - The Department of Juvenile Justice - First Amendment.pdf
Attachment: t - BW 14-BW-083-KC - Educational Experiences - Grad Bash.pdf
Attachment: a - RFQ 0802 LH - Continuing Contract for Construction Management Services - 3 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 14-398-WH - BlueFin HR, LLC.pdf
Attachment: s - ITB #14-B-036-DW – Water Based Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance, Inspection and Test – Rescind and Re-award.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 14-311-WH - Brevard County Board of County Commissioners - 800 MHz System Backbone Maintenance.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 14-357-KC - Advanced Fitness Solutions, LLC - Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant.pdf
Attachment: m - ITB 14-B-038-DW - Lawn Equipment and Small Engine Maintenance Repair and Sales - Reject all Bids.pdf
Attachment: p - ITB 14-B-064-DR - OEM Bus Parts & Accessories Discount Catalog Bid.pdf
Attachment: q - ITB 14-B-068-CJ - Warehouse Stock - Office, Classroom, and Art Paper Supply.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 13-576-KR-A1 Jennifer Praino - Jazzercise Amendment.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 14-337-KC - Interactive Health Technologies, Inc. - Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 14-389-KC - Steam Education- Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Grant.pdf
Attachment: n - ITB 14-B-058-DR - OEM Auto & Truck Parts & Accessories Discount Catalog Bid - Reject all Bids.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 13-119-WH-A3 - Blackboard Engage - xplLor.pdf
F. Human Resources

23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-21-14.pdf
24. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-21-14.pdf
25. Job Description-Graphic & Digital Marketing Associate
Attachment: Graphic&Digital Mktg Assoc.pdf
F. Employee Benefits

26. BPS Health Plan Stop-Loss Insurance Vendor for 2014
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

27. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for September, October, and November 2013
Attachment: HEAD START GOVERNING BOARD AND POLICY COUNCIL REPORT_ September 2013_Revised.pdf
Attachment: HEAD START GOVERNING BOARD AND POLICY COUNCIL REPORT_ OCT 2013_Revised.pdf
Attachment: HEAD START GOVERNING BOARD AND POLICY COUNCIL REPORT_ NOV 2013_Revised.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

28. Regional Science Fairs at Area Malls
29. Science Fair Field Trips
F. South Area Superintendent

30. Consultant Agreement between Columbia Elementary and Learning-Focused
Attachment: Columbia and Learning-Focused Agreement 2-17-14.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

31. Field Trip - Merritt Island FIRST Robotics team 801 - FIRST Finger Lakes Regional, Rochester, NY
32. Consultant Agreement for McREL International for school-wide math instruction
Attachment: McREL.pdf
F. Facilities Services

33. Cocoa H.S. - Change Order #1 Install Ice Tanks
Attachment: Cocoa HS Change Order #1 Install Ice Tanks.pdf
F. Project Management

34. Rockledge High School - GMP for Relocation of Portables to McLarty Stadium
Attachment: McLarty Portable Relocation GMP.pdf
35. Rockledge High School - DCR Storage Portables T-35 & T-36 at McLarty Stadium
36. Cocoa High School Portable Classroom Installation - Change Order No. 1
Attachment: Cocoa High School Portable Change Order 1.pdf
37. Johnson M.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Replacement
Attachment: Johnson MS HVAC GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
38. Palm Bay High School Mechanical Upgrades at Law Academy Building - Final Completion
Attachment: Palm Bay HS Law HVAC Closeout Docs.pdf
39. Sabal E.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price for Roof Coating and Drainage Modifications
Attachment: Sabal ES Roofing GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

40. Remove and replace ESF automatic electromechanical door openers and closures
Attachment: Door Closure Bid Tabulation Package 11-05-13.pdf
Attachment: ESF Automatic Door Closure R2 10-29-13.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

41. Approval of Consent Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli congratulated the following:

  • Kathryn Lott, for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Longleaf Elementary School to the position of Principal at Imperial Estates Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 27, 2014.
  • Ronald Shaw, for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Rockledge High School, on annual contract, effective February 3, 2014. 
  • Michael Guevara, for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Certified School Counselor at Palm Bay High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Stone Middle School, on annual contract, effective January 22, 2014.
  • Victoria Hickey, reclassification/transfer from the position of Resource Teacher, Office of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation, to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Astronaut High School, on annual contract, effective January 27, 2014.  
  • Melissa Catechis, for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Astronaut High School to the position of Director of Student Services, (Students-at-Risk), on annual contract, effective January 22, 2014. 
  • Loretta Bosley, for her retirement as Assistant Principal (12 month) at Rockledge High School, effective January 31, 2014.



Motions:
Approve the consent agenda of January 21, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Human Resources

42. Human Resources Policy Change Recommendations
Attachment: Policy Revision - Employment.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revision - Evaluation of Staff.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revision - Student Supervision and Welfare.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revison - Personnel File.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revision - Professional Development.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revision - Complaints Against Staff.pdf
Minutes: 

Motions:
Approve the changes, deletions, and/or additions to district policies series numbered 1000, 3000, and 4000, attached.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Facilities Services

43. Revision to Policy 7110 - Student Accommodation
Attachment: Policy 7110 Revision Package 1-6-14.pdf
Minutes: Each Board member will nominate a committee member.  Mr. Theodore recommended they include a member of the Capital Outlay Committee. This will postpone the process for one month.

Motions:

The motion to authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing to approve the recommended revisions to Policy 7110 - Student Accommodation, the Administrative Procedure for School Closure Analysis and the Criteria and Guidelines for School Closure Analysis was tabled  in order for a committee to be established and make recommendations.  

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


H. Information
H. Accounting Services

44. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2013
Attachment: 2013 CAFR.pdf
H. School Choice

45. Recommend the Approval of Odyssey Space Coast Charter Academy Contract
Attachment: Odyssesy Space Coast Academy Charter Contract - school board approval.pdf
H. Facilities Services

46. 2014-15 International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Programme Attendance Boundary
Attachment: IB-MYP Map 2014-15.pdf
47. Revision 2 to 2010 Educational Plant Survey
Attachment: Revision 2 to 2010 Educational Plant Survey.pdf

I. Staff Reports
48. Graduation Requirements

Minutes: 

The Board determined it had enough information regarding graduation requirement's from Ms. Van Meter's SSNP presentation.  They had no further questions.


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

Minutes: 

Chairman Karen Henderson said that the remaining public speakers would speak following the Consent Agenda.

  • Kim Hunt, Teacher-Six Period Day
  • Keith Yarborough- 2014 Teacher of the Year
  • Jorge Cadiz, BPAC - Sales Surtax
  • Teresa Torsiello (parent)- Mr. Wilkins
  • Teresa Torsiello, (daughter) - Mr. Wilkins
  • Roger Gangitano, ACT! For America-Textbook Supplement

Chairman Henderson thanked all of the speakers and their willingness to come before the Board.


K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
50. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray reported that she attended the Port Authority Commissioners meeting in which they presented a check for $8,515 for EMBARK.  Additionally, another Port tenant, who wished to remain anonymous, matched the funds.  Dr. Murray, wanted to publicly thank Rosalind Harvey, senior director of communications for the Port Authority.

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Ms. Kneessy thanked Gino Butto and Daren Bolton for the tour she received of the district's print shop.  She said that they do outstanding work and she was amazed at all of the services they can provide.  She said that going to private sources for these services definitely would not save us money.  Ms. Kneessy noted that she has been trying to go to two or three schools each week.  Teachers are reporting to her that some of the effects of teaching six of seven periods are decreases in sponsors for clubs and after school activities and decreases in the number of teachers offering before and after school tutoring.  She also learned that technology is actually isolating students. Another concern of teachers is the overload of systems when data must be entered.  An issue has been raised about the time teachers are testing and not having enough time to teach. There is no longer any time for fun activities.

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Mr. Ziegler attended his first Central Florida School Board Coalition which included a presentation about the importance of PRISM and STEM and legislative agenda.   Mr. Ziegler said that sending topics alone is not enough; we have to make certain the legislators are aware of and understand the topics and why they are important.

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Dr. Krupp thanked everyone for the well wishes, cards and gifts during his convalescence.  He hopes to return soon. 

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Ms. Henderson attended the Port Authority event  and echoed Dr. Murray's sentiments. She attended the Take Stock in Children's dinner where 30 to 40 children explained the positive effect the program had on their lives.  She also attended All County Orchestra. Ms. Henderson made a request to the board members to please come up with a list of priorities for our legislators. She requested that they email them to Pam Escobar by January 28 or 29.


L. Superintendent's Report
51. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli said he was at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center when students from Saturn Elementary were named winners in a statewide video contest promoting Literacy Week.

M. Adjournment
52. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Karen Henderson adjourned the School Board Meeting of January 21, 2014 at 10:01 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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