01-22-2019 School Board Meeting & Public Hearing


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 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 20, 2018. 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 Tina Descovich called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

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Matt Susin was present and voted telephonically.
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A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: Chairman Descovich asked for a moment of silence for two BPS family members who had recently passed away: Dexter Burns, an instructional assistant at Oak Park Elementary and Sirandon Bradford, a student from the BLAST program.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Matt Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: School Board members and the Superintendent used this opportunity to recognize students, staff and community members.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2019-0122 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Superintendent Mullins listed the items on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on January 15, 2019.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-11. Student Expulsions
  • F-24. Field Trip - Rockledge High School, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School and Space Coast Jr/Sr High School FIRST Robotics "Pink Team #233" to Houston Texas 
  • F-36. Educational Impact Fees
  • G-41. Purchasing Solicitations
  • G-42. Department/School Initiated Agreements


Motions:
Adopt the January 22, 2019 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Mullins recognized the administrative staff personnel present and offered them time to make brief comments and introductions.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the position change of Buster Clark, Jr. from the position of Interim Principal, board approved on June 28, 2018, to the position of Principal at Hoover Middle School, effective on the issuance date of his certification of December 18, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Matthew R. Mertz from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School to the position of Teacher at Golfview Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 9, 2019.

Accept the resignation of Rivers Lewis from the position of Director of Professional Standards/Labor Relations, effective January 25, 2019.

Accept the retirement of Jean R. Bartleson from the position of Principal of Enterprise Elementary School, effective June 30, 2019.

The appointment of Michael D. Miller to the short-term position of Acting Director of Transportation, effective January 23, 2019 through May 31, 2019, with a daily rate of $358.85 not to exceed 100 work days.

The reclassification/transfer of Brittany K. Postlethweight from the position of Teacher at Edgewood Jr/Sr High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective January 23, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer M. Clarke from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Oak Park Elementary School to the position of Principal at Atlantis Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 23, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

 

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Financial Services

8. Audit Update
Attachment: RSM Internal Audit of Internal Accounts Report FY18 12-7-18.pdf
Attachment: RSM Review of Pharmacy Benefits Manager Bid Award 18-P-069-WH 12-7-18.pdf
Attachment: RSM Whistleblower Complaint Investigation WB18-001 12-7-18.pdf
Attachment: Audit Update 1-22-19.pdf
Minutes: Pennie Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, provided the Board and viewing audience with a brief audit update.

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich reminded public speakers that they will have three minutes in which to make comments and also reminded them of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Anthony Colucci - Bargaining
  • Andrew Sparr- Bargaining
  • Carole Gauronska - Bargaining
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher Pay
  • Christine Chandler - Bobo - Employee Pay
  • John Lee - Kaufman Termination
  • Brenda White - Kaufman Termination
  • Juli Nail - Support of Kaufman
  • William Holloron - Support of Kaufman
  • H.B. Stivers - Kaufman Status
  • Debra Intravaia - Sign Language Interpreter Placement
  • Garren Harne - Pinewood Elementary Boundary Change
  • Debra Greco - Contract Negotiations
  • Jack Platt - Kaufman Support
  • Mary Morton - Teacher Pay
  • Tracy Hudson Frantzis - Teacher Pay
  • Philip Stasik - Teacher Pay


Motions:
Approve the motion to allow all 17 speakers to provide comments during the public comments portion of the meeting instead of limiting it to 30 minutes.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


F. Consent
F. Board Office

10. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2018-1211 SB Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 2018-1210 Board Retreat.pdf
Attachment: 2018-1220 Special Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 2018-1220 Board-Cabinet Retreat.pdf
11. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2019-19S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-20S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-21S.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #3 for November 30, 2018
Attachment: Budget Amendment #3 - November 30, 2018 - New Format.pdf
13. Financial Statements for the Period Ending October 31, 2018
Attachment: Financial Statements for October 31, 2018.pdf
14. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 2018
Attachment: BREVARD 3Q18 Final Board Presentation.pdf
15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report -01-22-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters 01-22-2019.pdf
16. Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee (SIAC) Representatives
Attachment: SIAC BIOS 1-22-19 .pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Suspension of Instructional Employee
Attachment: Suspension - Hernacki.pdf (Confidential Item)
18. Suspension of Instructional Employee
Attachment: Suspension - Strain.pdf (Confidential Item)
19. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-22-19.pdf
20. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-22-19.pdf
21. Termination of Instructional Employee
Attachment: Termination - MacCullagh.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

23. Field Trip - Titusville and Astronaut High School Robotics Club to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Attachment: Itinerary - FIRST Palmetto Regional Robotics THS & AHS February 2019.pdf
Attachment: Robotics club - THS & AHS to Myrtle Beach, SC SY2019.pdf
Attachment: THS & AHS Robotics -19-479-A-JW Dave and Busters Invoice 2019.pdf
24. Field Trip - Rockledge High School, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School and Space Coast Jr/Sr High School FIRST Robotics "Pink Team #233" to Houston Texas
Attachment: Itinerary for Milwaukee, WI - Pink Team - March 2019.pdf
Attachment: Itinerary for Houston, TX - Pink Team - April 2019.pdf
25. Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas
Attachment: Cocoa High Robotics Info & Tentative Itinerary Houston Texas_2019.pdf
26. Field Trip - Merritt Island High School Band & Orchestra to Washington,D.C.
Attachment: 19-472-A-JW SHT CONTRACT REVISED - MERRITT ISLAND HS BAND - DC 2019.pdf
Attachment: Itinerary - Merritt Island Band - Washington, D.C. March 2019.pdf
27. Field Trip - Merritt Island FIRST Robotics Team 801 Horsepower to Knoxville, TN
Attachment: Itinerary and information - Merritt Island HS FIRST Robotics Team - March 2019.pdf
28. Science Fair Field Trips
29. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School's MCJROTC Air Rifle Team to Chandler, Arizona
Attachment: Itinerary - PB Magnet High MCJROTC Feb. 2019.pdf
Attachment: MCJROTC National Air Rifle Championship information - PB Magnet HS - Feb 2019.pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

30. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Month of November 2018
Attachment: GB and PC Report Nov 2018.pdf
F. Facilities Services

31. DCR Storage Portable N 943 - Bayside High School
Attachment: Bayside HighSchool DCR N943.pdf
32. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Reappointment of Members
Attachment: ICOC Reappointments 2018 Attachments.pdf
F. Project Management

33. Stone Middle School - Facility Renewal (GMP 1) - Close-Out
Attachment: Stone Middle School Phase 1 OEF-209.pdf
34. DeLaura Middle School Phase IV - Facility Renewal - Close-Out
Attachment: DeLaura Middle School Phase IV OEF-209.pdf
35. Viera Area Elementary School - Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area Exemption
Attachment: Viera Area Elementary EHPA Cost Analysis.pdf
Attachment: 2017 FBC EHPA Criteria.pdf
Attachment: EHPA Waiver Letter Signed.pdf
36. Educational Impact Fees
Attachment: Amended Interlocal Agreement Educational Impact Fees.pdf
Attachment: Map 2 Impact Fee Disticts.pdf
Attachment: Map 4 Impact Fee Districts.pdf
Attachment: Impact Fee Advisory Committees Recommendations Summary.pdf
37. Atlantis Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Atlantis GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: Atlantis CBA Form.pdf
38. Harbor City Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Harbor City GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: Harbor City CBA Form.pdf
39. Indialantic Elementary School - Design Build Preconstruction Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Indialantic Design Build Preconstruction Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

40. Approval of Consent

Minutes: 

Item F.22 on Termination of Instructional Employee was pulled for discussion by Ms. McDougall.



Motions:
Approve the January 22, 2019 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

22. Termination of Instructional Employee
Attachment: Termination - Kaufman.pdf (Confidential Item)
Minutes: 

Board members discussed this item and determined that they would table it until February 12, 2019.

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Chairman Descovich called for a recess at 7:04 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 7:12 p.m.
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Motions:
Approve the termination of Mr. Kaufman's employment to be effective January 22, 2019.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Misty Belford



Motions:
Approve the motion to table the recommendation to terminate Mr. Kaufman's employment to the February 12, 2019 meeting.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

41. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 17-B-068-WH - Brocade Switches.pdf
Attachment: b - 19-257-B-SH-Herbicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers.pdf
Attachment: c - 19-300-B-SH - Custodial Equipment.pdf
Attachment: d - 19-391-B-NC - OEM Bus Parts and Accessories Discount Catalog Bid.pdf
Attachment: f - RFQ 18-Q-050-DR - Continuing Contract for Structural Engineering - Agenda Item.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below:

a - ITB 17-B-068-WH - Brocade Switches - Educational Technology - $Various - Operating Other

b - 19-257-B-SH - Herbicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

c - 19-300-B-SH - Custodial Equipment - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

d - 19-391-B-NC - OEM Parts and Accessories Discount Catalog Bid - Transportation Services - $Various - Operating Other

Approve the Invitation To Negotiate (ITN) below:

e - RFP 19-051-N-WH - Unified Communications - Educational Technology - $2,000,958.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Request For Qualification (RFQ) below:

f - RFQ 18-Q-050-DR - Continuing Contract for Structural Engineering Services - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

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Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford-
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin-



Motions:

Amend the motion to exclude e-RFP 19-051-N-WH-Unified Communications.

Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below:

a - ITB 17-B-068-WH - Brocade Switches - Educational Technology - $Various - Operating Other

b - 19-257-B-SH - Herbicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

c - 19-300-B-SH - Custodial Equipment - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

d - 19-391-B-NC - OEM Parts and Accessories Discount Catalog Bid - Transportation Services - $Various - Operating Other

Approve the Request For Qualification (RFQ) below:

f - RFQ 18-Q-050-DR - Continuing Contract for Structural Engineering Services - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

42. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - 19-468-A-HD - HMH ELA Gap Yr. Extension.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreements below:

a - SSA 19-468-A-HD - Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt - Secondary Leading & Learning - $$46,315.60 - Operating Other

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

43. Secondary Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: Secondary Math Instructional Materials Adoption 2019-2024.pdf

Motions:

Approve the adoption of the instructional materials listed on the attachment as the District Mathematics Core Program for all 7th-12th grade students. Approval of this agenda item will allow for expenditures up to $1,916,888.71 dollars for secondary mathematics materials.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

44. Elementary (K-6) Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: Elementary Mathematics Adoption 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment: Quote Brevard_SQ-006011.pdf

Motions:

Approve the adoption of the instructional materials listed on the attachment as the District Mathematics Core Program for all K-6 grade students.  Approval of this agenda item will allow for expenditures up to $2,292,050.72 for elementary mathematics materials.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

45. 2018-19 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools
Attachment: SPP Revisions 2018-19 final DRAFT_11-27-2018.pdf
Attachment: 2018-19 Student Progression Plan redline FINAL DRAFT (11-27-18).pdf
Minutes: Chairman Descovich began the public hearing at 7:18 p.m.  Hearing no speakers regarding this action, she called for a vote.

Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for the 2018-19 school year.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Project Management

46. Public Hearing - Attendance Boundary Changes for the 2019-20 School Year
Attachment: Evaluation Committee Scoring Matrix Summary 2018.pdf
Attachment: October 23 2018 Capacity Workshop Presentation.pdf
Attachment: Community Meeting Summary and Correspondence.pdf
Attachment: Attendance Boundary Change Maps.pdf
Attachment: Attendance Boundary Change Admin Procedure Supporting Policy 7110.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich began the public hearing at 7:19 p.m.

Speaker Garren Harne spoke regarding allowing existing Pinewood students in his neighborhood continue and not be reassigned to Mims Elementary.

Board members had a brief discussion with staff and determined to table the vote on the Mims and Pinewood elementary portion to the February 12, 2019 School Board meeting in order to allow time for further review.

 

 



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve the proposed attendance boundary changes for the 2019-2020 school year with the exception of Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary:
  • Quest Elementary and Longleaf Elementary
  • DeLaura Middle and Hoover Middle School
  • Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary (taken off of this vote)
Approve special consideration to allow rising 5th and 6th graders affected by the Mims and Pinewood Elementary attendance boundary change to remain at Pinewood Elementary (no transportation provided by BPS). 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye



Motions:
Table the proposed attendance boundary changes for the 2019-2020 school year for Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary to the February 12, 2019 School Board meeting.
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


H. Information
H. Office of Professional Learning and Development

47. Brevard Public Schools Reading Endorsement Program
Attachment: Reading Endorsement Program 2019-2024.pdf
H. Exceptional Student Education

48. Approve the new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) Effective 2018-2019 through 2020-2021
Attachment: SPP 2018-19 through 2020-21 11.26.2018.pdf
Attachment: SIGNATURE PAGE-2018-2021 (fillable) 112618.pdf

I. Staff Reports
55. Staff Reports

Minutes: 

General Counsel Envall asked to bring up something during this time. Regarding F-21 Termination of Employee M.M.:  according to Section 1012.335 (4) Florida Statutes, Contracts with Instructional Personnel Hired on or after July 1, 2011, it provides that if an annual contract employee wants to contest charges, he or she must within 15 days or receiving notice, submit a written request for a hearing to the School Board.  Then a direct hearing shall be conducted by the District School Board or a subcommittee thereof within 60 days of the written appeal. In this particular case the letter was issued from the superintendent on December 18,  and a request for a hearing was received on December 22.

Because there is a request for a hearing, Ms. Envall needs the School Board to tell her whether they wish to have a hearing conducted by the Board as a whole (all five) or a subcommittee. 

Board consensus was to have a subcommittee comprised of Mr. Susin, Ms. Campbell, and Ms. McDougall.


J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
49. School Board Representative

Minutes: AMIkids requested that a Board member serve as a representative for their organization.  Ms. Descovich volunteered to represent the Board.
50. FSBA MSD Debrief

Minutes: 

Ms. Belford explained that they had an opportunity through FSBA to hear a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas (MSD) update from Doug Dodd who is a Citrus County School Board member, but also serves on the MSD commission.  She had sent Board members a summary earlier, but commented there was some interesting feedback included on the debrief from Mr. Dodd. While the report had negative connotations for school boards not putting enough emphasis on school safety, she thanked Dr. Mullins, staff and the Board for making student safety a priority and meeting legislative mandates.

There were requests from the MSD commission that policies be developed at the local level around school safety. One of the things that was very clear in the discussion was that while they are in favor of policy development and adoption, they do not want the process of policy development and adoption to hinder responses to the security situations.

There was also lots of discussion about school resource officers and the need to make sure the officers are getting frequent training.  She gave a shout-out to the Titusville Police Department.  They pulled all of the TPD SROs into training two days before students returned from winter break and gave them active shooter response training again.

The recommendation from the commission is for the SRO/Guardian rate to be at least one law enforcement officer for each middle and high school and every elementary school campus. It went on to say that these individuals should be staffed to be able to provide immediate back-up.  Mr. Dodd interpreted this to be that if you had an SRO on campus, you needed, at the least, to have a guardian on campus for back-up. Another member of the commission had the impression that this meant you needed to have someone to be a back-up in the event the SRO had to leave for any reason.

 

51. Legislative Update

Minutes: 

Ms. Belford provided an update from the FSBA legislative committee. She commented that a couple of things that are repeatedly coming forward is that there is not a lot of cash on the table and lots of needs. Most persons are saying that we have a recession coming in the next few months causing some long term concerns. However, we may see some security funding increases.

There was a recommendation for the legislature to give districts an additional .5 mil without referendum for security measures. There was also a recommendation for flexibility in the security dollars to be used to fund school guardians as well as SROs.

She mentioned the Day in the Legislature and asked Dr. Mullins if there were plans for students to attend. Dr. Mullins responded that it was their intent to be able to bring the students.

Ms. Belford expressed that the Advocacy Committee was looking into developing a hashtag that could be used for education.

52. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

There were no further Board reports.


L. Superintendent's Report
53. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Mullins had nothing more to report.

M. Adjournment
54. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 7:51 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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