01-24-2012 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Friday, January 20, 2012. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

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

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Dr. Murray asked for a moment of silence for Dorothy Woodruff, Instructional Assistant at Clearlake Middle School.


A-3. Invocation (Samantha Sylvain, Grade 8, Central Middle School)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Samantha Sylvain, 8th grade student from Central Middle School, presented the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Jordan Williams, 8th Grade, Central Middle School)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Jordan Williams, 8th grade student from Central Middle School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Central Middle School Advanced Orchestra)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Central Middle School Advanced Orchestra, under the direction of Cherie Cseley, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, and played one additional musical number.

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

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Chairman Dr. Murray called for a recess at 5:40 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:43 p.m.
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A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of the Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda.

Resolution Agenda
C-10. Career and Technical Education

Consent Agenda Revisions
F-18. Student Expulsion
F-26. Instructional Recommendation

Consent Agenda Deletions
Position Control Adjustments

Information Agenda
H-43. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Projects Roll Forward FUnds for Fiscal Year 2011.



Motions:
Approve the School Board meeting agenda of January 24, 2012 at its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

7. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray welcomed Cub Scout Pack 285, Den 1 from Longleaf Elementary and Commissioner Andy Anderson for attending the School Board meeting. She then turned the meeting over to Dr. Binggeli.

Dr. Binggeli  introduced Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, who shared information on two charitable initiatives, Food 4 Thought and Coats 4 Kids, in which the district's students, staff, parents and community participated.

Ms. Davis noted that the Food 4 Thought program began in 2008 in Brevard Public Schools. Since that time, the district has been able to serve 41 local food pantries across Brevard.

Ms. Davis took a few moments to recognize the following people in attendance:

Sandy Kimple, Warehouse Supervisor; Tim Mace, Warehouse Specialist
Lance Prince, Courier; Charlie DeVivo, Courier; Floyd Joiner, Courier

She thanked the following people who were unable to make the meeting:

Pam Escobar, Administrative Assistant for District Communications
Judy Griffin, Administrative Secretary of Planning and Permitting
Will Henzmann, Purchasing Clerk Specialist
Lonnie Leazer, Courier; Chris Jackson, Courier
Andrew Dear, Courier; Carol Swinton, Courier
Wayne Prokopy, Courier; Bill Bender, Courier
Krissy Bowen, Courier; Blake Stinson, Courier
Robert Magras, Courier

Ms. Davis noted that these teams worked behind the scenes to make this charitable operation as successful as it was. She then shared a video, produced by Jason Faulds, BPS TV Program and Promotion Coordinator, about what the donations meant to our local food banks.

Coats 4 Kids

Ms. Davis noted that Commissioner Andy Anderson addressed the need for families being unable to provide the children in our county with warm coats to get them through the winter span with the Coats 4 Kids initiative.  She mentioned that his office collects the coats, has them cleaned, and distributes to the students in Brevard.  Mr. Anderson teamed up with School Board Members, Andy Ziegler and Amy Kneessy, to implement the program and having the schools as collection sites.

Commissioner Anderson said a few words of thanks and appreciation for all those that made this initiative a success.  Danielle Stern, Community Affairs Specialist from District 5, echoed Commissioner Anderson's appreciation and took this opportunity to thank Plaza Cleaners, who are located on Apollo Blvd., for cleaning all the coats that were donated to the children of Brevard.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Communications

8. Relay for Life Proclamation
Attachment: RFL BPS Proclamation.pdf
Minutes: Rick Morton, Technology/ Network Support Specialist and Event Chair for Relay for Life Viera/Suntree, read the resolution proclaiming February 6 - 10, 2012 as Relay for Life Days at Brevard Public Schools.


Motions:
Accept the Relay for Life Proclamation for Brevard Public Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Secondary Programs

9. Proclamation Declaring January 23 through 27, 2012, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
Attachment: Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida - 01242012 Board Meeting.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming Januray 23 -27, 2012 as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!



Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming January 23 through January 27, 2012, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Career & Technical Education

10. Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: CTE Month Proclamation-2012.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the month of February as Career and Technical Education month.

Motions:
To proclaim February 1-29, 2012, 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: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

11. Student Services Week, February 6 - 10, 2012
Attachment: Student Services Resolution 2012.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming February 6-10, 2012 as Student Services Week.

Motions:
Adopt the attached proclamation designating February 6 - 10, 2012 as Student Services Week in Brevard County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
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 2012.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the month of 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 County Public Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Brevard School Foundation

13. Check Presentation and Recognition of Andretti Thrill Park

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli explained the unique partnership that has formed between Andretti Thrill Park and Brevard Schools Foundation. He mentioned that the program quickly became a big success.  Together they created Andretti Schools Challenge, which is a nine week competition between the schools.  Dr. Binggeli noted that the School Board Members and himself had the honor of kicking off the Challenge with Mr. Ziegler winning the inaugural race.  Mr. Ziegler donated his winnings to Meadowlane Intermediate Lego Robotics Team.  Dr. Binggeli noted that each Friday night, beginning at 6:00 p.m., school teams will participate in a spirited competition with the Finals concluding on March 16, 2012. The overall winner will be crowned and earning $500 for their school.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Eddie Hamann, Managing Member, and Len Shannon, General Manager, from Andretti thrill park who presented a check for $5,166 to Janice Kershaw, Executive Director, Brevard Schools Foundation. Mr. Shannon stated that is just the first ninety days of the program. He explained the program to the viewing audience and thanked Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Kershaw for sharing his vision.  Mr. Shannon shared his personal story and stated that his contribution is his way to give back to the community that was so good to him when he arrived in 1983 from Columbia.

Ms. Kershaw thanked Andretti Thrill Park for making this commitment to supporting education and presented them with certificate of appreciation.

 

14. Check Presentation and Recognition of Space Coast Realtors and Affilitates with special thanks to Dale Starling

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli noted that when "60 Minutes" aired a segment on homelessness in Central Florida, local Realtor Louise McLean called the Brevard Schools Foundation to see how she could help with this particular cause.  Ms. McLean made presentations to the county's real estate associations and her enthusiasm spread. Local realtor's began contributing funds to help provide important resources for homeless students, helping remove obstacles to their full participation.

Dr. Binggeli introduced the following members who were instrumental in this fund raising and community awareness effort.

Tim Harbor, Century 21 Camelot Realty and 2012 President of Space Coast Realtors
Leah Selig, CEO Space Coast Realtors
Dale Starling, Publisher of The Real Estate Book-Florida's Space Coast and affiliate of Melbourne Association of Realtors
Donna Lindon, 2011 President of Space Coast Realtors
Louise McLean, Hartung Real Estate and Chairman of Space Coast Realtors Community Fundraiser Group

Ms. Lindon stated that this was the first year that the group raised money for the Brevard homeless children with  over one thousand or displaced children in Brevard. They thought it was a worthy cause.  They raised money for the Brevard Schools Foundation in the amount of $11,788.

Mr. Harbor announced that the Space Coast Realtors were going to back this program again this year.  He mentioned that is was a very humbling knowing the amount of homeless children in Brevard.

Ms. Kershaw presented a certificate of appreciation to Ms. McLean and the Space Coast Realtors and their affiliates for their support in raising awareness and the funds to help the homeless students of Brevard County.

D. Curriculum and Instruction

15. Fee Structure for Brevard Public Schools
Attachment: Internal funds and fees PP.pdf
Minutes: 

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, presented to the Board and the viewing audience, a presentation on Internal Funds and Fees.

Ms. Kneessy thanked Ms. Van Meter and her committee for all the time and effort into this presentation and putting forth a wonderful recommendation.

Dr. Krupp questioned whether the schools had to encumber or charge the students for the diploma covers.  Ms. Van Meter stated that she would request information from the high schools and follow up with the response to the School Board.

Dr. Murray stated that there are numerous companies that provide caps and gowns and that was an item that was negotiated in the contract. She noted that with a district our size, that we should have some bargaining power.  Ms. Van Meter said that she would check into the contract.

Dr. Murray asked, regarding the presentation, if the committee checked with the other counties.  Ms. Van Meter stated that Brevard was very much in line with what the surrounding counties were doing, since everyone is being hit hard due to the budget reductions.


E. Public Discussion
16. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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

1. Debbie Sandstrom, Astronaut Teacher - Labor Relations
2. Steve Thomas, West Shore Teacher- Open Letter to Education Reformers
3. Kimberly Frey, Eau Gallie Teacher - Open Letter to Education Reformers
4. Sandy Dahl, Johnson Middle School Teacher -Open Letter to Education Reformers
5. Jim Peterson, West Shore Teacher - Open Letter to Education Reformers
6. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Open Letter to Education Reformers
7. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked the speakers for their willingness to come before the Board to state their concerns.

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

17. Approval of Minutes
18. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 1.24.12 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

19. Financial Statement with Operating Budget Amendment for the Period Ending November 30, 2011
Attachment: Financials - November 30, 2011.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #3 - November 30 2011.pdf
Attachment: Nov 2011 budget amendment explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

20. Warrants for the Month of November, 2011
Attachment: November 2011 Warrant List.pdf
21. Warrants for the Month of December, 2011
Attachment: Warrants - December 2011.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

22. Property Disposal
Attachment: JAN 24 2012 Documentation.pdf
Attachment: JAN_24_2012.pdf
23. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: 09001 Recommendation for Reaward.pdf
Attachment: RFP 12005JO Recommendation of Award 1-13-12.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1214JO Recommendation of Award.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1215LL Certiport Recommendation of Award.pdf
F. Transportation

24. Isolated Transportation 2011, A.P.
F. Human Resources

25. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 01-24-12.pdf
26. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 01-24-12.pdf
Attachment: 2012 January 24 Handout.pdf
F. Compensation & Benefits

27. 2012 Healthcare Trust Stop-Loss Renewal
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

28. Elementary and Secondary Student Art Shows at Area Malls
Attachment: 2012 Mall Art Shows schedule for 12.13.11.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

29. Science Fair Field Trips
30. Regional Science Fairs at Area Mall
F. South Area Superintendent

31. Palm Bay High School MCJROTC Rifle Team Trip to Anniston, Alabama
Attachment: Palm Bay MCJROTC Rifle Team to Anniston, AL Feb 11-15, 2012.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

32. Andrew Jackson Middle School Field Trip to Washington, DC
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2253_001.pdf
F. Facilities Services

33. 2011-2012 State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management Subgrant Agreement
Attachment: State Funded Subgrant Agreement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

34. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the consent agenda for the January 24, 2012 School Board meeting.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: -------------------------------------
Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 7:10 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:28 p.m.
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Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Facilities Services

35. Potential Attendance/Program Boundary Changes and School Closings for the 2012-13 School Year
Attachment: Proposal 1 - Reduce Enrollment at Viera HS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 3 - Reduce Enrollment at Kennedy MS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 8A - Balance Enrollment between Astronaut HS - Titusville HS and Jackson MS - Madison MS.pdf
Attachment: Recommended Conditions.pdf
Attachment: Cost Savings for Closing an Elementary School.pdf
Attachment: Student Move Matrices.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 5 - Reduce Enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES.pdf
Attachment: Proposal Information Matrix.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 2 - Reduce Enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr-Sr HS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 16A - Close Riverview ES.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open. The following speakers chose to address the Board:

1. Chris Webber, Melbourne - Viera Redistricting
2. Joe Langford, Melbourne - Viera Redistricting
3. Shannon DeBalli, Titusville - Apollo Redistricting
4. Missy Slack, Titusville - Apollo Redistricting
5. Cindi Cimorelli, Titusville - Apollo Redistricting
6. Mary Truesdell, Titusville - Apollo Redistricting
7. Jill Whitson, Titusville - Imperial Estates Redistricting
8. Paige Jones, Titusville - Imperial Estates Redistricting
9. Reverend Glenn Dames, Titusville - Riverview Closing
10. Mason Langford, Melbourne - Viera Redistricting
11. Candace Oliver, Titusville - Riverview Closing
12. Mattie Trotter, Titusville - Riverview Closing
13. Reva M. Johnson Watson, Titusville - Riverview Closing
14. Misty Belford, Titusville - Riverview Closing
15. Vida Escue, Titusville - Riverview Closing
16. Karen Clark, Melbourne - Meadowlane Redistricting
17. Marco Juarez, Titusville - Oak Park Redistricting
18. Pamela Williams, Titusville - North Brevard Boundary Changes
19. Paul Secor, Titusville - Riverview Closing
20. Dr. Fayson, Titusville - Riverview Closing
21. Norita Gompers, Cocoa Beach - Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. Redistricting

Chairman Dr. Murray declared the public hearing closed. 

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray requested that Dane Theodore, Associate Superintendent of Facilities, present one proposal at a time and then the Board will vote on each proposal individually after discussion.

Mr. Theodore stated that there are six proposals before you, and there are recommended conditions as it relates to grandfathering, sibling preference and transportation (see attached document).

Ms. Kneessy asked for clarification on sibling preference.  Mr. Theodore stated that ending sibling preference for all the choice schools is a separate issue.  He stated the recommendation that is before the Board this evening is a proposal not to give sibling preference to the students that are grandfathered in of the schools that are being redistricted.

Ms. Henderson stated that the elimination of sibling preference has been brought up but not for this school year  of 2012-13 but the following school year of 2013-14. The Board agreed at a previous meeting to look at the issue of sibling preference after the redistricting was completed.

Dr. Binggeli stated, under Proposal 5, if new student move into the area they will go to either Lockmar or Roy Allen Elementary School.

Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, stated that the Board should vote on the recommended conditions.

Mr. Ziegler stated that some of the recommended conditions could have bearing on each proposal and suggested that we keep the conditions in mind not to restrict the Board's decision. The Board as a whole agreed.

Proposal 1: Reduce Enrollment at Viera High School

Mr. Theodore gave a brief presentation of Proposal #1 and stated that the staff recommendation is Option H.

Ms. Henderson stated that although she is not a fan of soft redistricting, we should allow the 9th graders to remain at Viera High School. Her reasoning is Eau Gallie HS is different from Viera.  Eau Gallie has the Cambridge program, and if students were going to go into the Cambridge program, they would have already done so.  Ms. Henderson also stated that it would just take one additional year to get the school to capacity.   Dr. Murray agreed.

See Proposal 1 for the vote.

Proposal 2: Reduce Enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School

Mr. Theodore gave an overview of Proposal #2 and stated the staff recommendation is Option H, which is an attendance boundary change and a program change to the Middle Years IB program.  He also presented an Alternative Option that was presented at the December 13, 2011 School Board meeting.

Ms. Henderson stated that there was suppose to have been a plan in place that would have gotten the school down in capacity.  She noted that it did not work, and the Board did not have to change any policies or interlocal agreement. Ms. Henderson questioned why the Board would have to make all these changes now. 

Mr. Theodore mentioned when the district started the interlocal agreement and set the standards five years ago, it was a tiered level of service which we committed to begin at 123%.  He noted that through attendance boundary changes, building of several schools  and some declining enrollment brought down the capacity levels.  Mr. Theodore stated that to be credible with our interlocal agreement partners, we would have to set up a tiered level of service.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that she would like to see the boundary between Cocoa Beach High School and Satellite High School, moved down to the Patrick Air Force base.

Dr. Binggeli questioned about the Middle Years boundary and to make sure that there are solid rules in place.  Mr. Theodore reiterated the alternative options for this proposal as it relates to the Middle Years program.

Dr. Krupp explained his concern in regard to the Middle Years students moving to Clearlake Middle School and if they actually would attend.

Ms. Kneessy concurred with Dr. Krupp. She suggested that staff go to the middle schools (Johnson, DeLaura, Hoover, and Kennedy) to ensure that there is a program in place and encourage those students transfer to a ninth grade IB.

Discussion ensued about the movement of program students and their effect on the capacity of the schools impacted.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray asked for a motion. No Board Member responded.  She asked whether the Board could give consensus on eliminating the alternative option as brought forth at the December 13, 2011 School Board meeting.  The five Board Member gave consensus.

Dr. Murray addressed the stigma that Clearlake seems to have about their reputation.  She stated that their program is high quality and there is no reason academically why a parent shouldn't send their parent to Clearlake. Discussion ensued as it related to Clearlake.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that any student that attends the Clearlake MY IB program have a guaranteed place in the Cocoa Beach Middle Years program for the 9th grade.

After revisiting each part of the proposal, the Board voted.

See Proposal #2 for vote.

Proposal 3: Reduce Enrollment at Kennedy Middle School

Mr. Theodore gave a brief presentation of Proposal #3 and stated that the staff recommendation is Option D.

Dr. Krupp brought up the concern of the opening of Viera Charter School and their projections.

Mr. Theodore stated that in our projections, the staff anticipated the opening of Viera Charter and incorporated that into our projections.

Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice, stated that historically no charter school has opened according to the proposed membership they indicated in their charter application.  She stated that she has heard rumors that they may or may not open in the coming school year but could not validate the information at this time.  Ms. Mace stated that she will update the Board as soon as she could confirm or deny the rumors.

Dr. Binggeli requested clarification about the boundary change which effects in the Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High proposal, and was that taken into affect in this boundary change. Mr. Theodore answered in the affirmative.

 See Proposal #3 below for vote.

 Proposal 5: Reduce Enrollment at Elementary School

Mr. Theodore gave a brief presentation of Proposal #5 and stated that the staff recommendation is Option G.

Discussion ensued in regard to the students that were redistricted just a few years ago.  Mr. Ziegler stated that this recommended proposal does nothing for Meadowlane if the Board approves the recommended conditions of grandfathering the 2nd-6th graders moved to Meadowlane ES for the 2010-11 school year and now moved to Lockmar and Roy Allen ES. 

Mr. Ziegler suggested a hard redistricting.

Dr. Murray suggested that years down the road for the district look into each of the Meadowlanes becoming their own elementary school.  She stated that would gave us greater flexibility with our lines and facility utilization.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district moved three third grade classes to Meadowlane Primary this past year.

See Proposal #5 for the vote.

Proposal 8A: Move the Boundary Between Titusville High School/Astronaut High School and Madison Middle School/Jackson Middle School

Mr. Theodore gave a brief presentation of Proposal #8A and stated that the staff recommendation is Option A for High School and Middle School boundary as grandfather the rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders at Titusville HS.  Waive the requirement to non-renew out-of-area students per Policy 7120 at Titusville HS and Jackson MS.  Out of area applications must be submitted to the Office of School Choice for approval of both conditions.

See Proposal #8A for the vote.

Proposal 16A: Closing of Riverview Elementary School

Mr. Theodore presented to the Board Option B, B Revised, C, D, and E. He stated that the staff recommendation is Option B.

Dr. Murray gave background history on how the redistricting came about in the North and South ends of the county.  She stated with the funding crisis and decreasing enrollment, the Board gave the direction to the Superintendent to look at ways of cutting back expenses in terms of our facilities and look at closing some schools.

Ms. Preston was asked to do a very brief explanation of where the district is as it relates to our capital funding.

Dr. Binggeli stated that strategically the district is having to pull 4 million dollars out of operating into capital for next year and again the following year.

Dr. Murray stated to the listening audience that she wanted to lay the foundation on what it driving the Board's decision this evening.

Dr. Krupp brought up several of things for the Board to consider from the projections, and a potential  head start grant that could be placed in Riverview. He requested postponing the vote for an additional 50 days and to give Riverview their legacy boundary.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board on the different Options being recommended. They each mentioned their individual concerns and why they chose a certain option.

Ms. Kneesy asked for the Board to be consisent in their thinking. She mentioned the Board voting to hard redistrict a group of students twice because it was for the facility.  Ms. Kneessy also reminded everyone that not everyone that was effected by the layoffs lives in Titusville.  She stated that the whole district was effected by the shuttle program and burt by the recession.  Ms. Kneessy stated that the decision that she is making this evening is not based on emotion but based on consistency and Board Policy.

Dr. Murray stated that we are not going to criticize other Board Members for their decisions as long as she is sitting as Chairman. She stated she will not tolerate, as the Chair, any inferences that anyone up here is not making decision as what they see is the best decision of where they sit philosophically.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she appreciated Dr. Murray comments but she has freedom of speech and she represents her district and the whole county.  She said that it was not her intention for anyone to take her comments personally and she will not curtail her thoughts and will not say what she is thinking based on how someone may feel afterward.

Each of the Board Member stated their concerns about which is best for the student and the district and which option will lessen the distruption amongst as many families as they can.

Dr. Krupp supported Option E
Ms. Ziegler supported Option E
Ms. Kneessy supported Option B revised
Dr. Murray supported Option E
Ms. Henderson supported Option B revised.

See Proposal #16A for the vote.



Motions:

Proposal 1: Approve staff recommendation Option H for the reduction of enrollment at Viera High School including the recommended condition grandfather rising 10th graders.

 

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



Motions:

Proposal 2: Approve the staff recommended Option H to reduce enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS.

1. Deny all of the Alternative Option.

2.  Approve the staff recommendation of moving the Middle Years IB boundary between Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Clearlake Middle School to the Banana River.  Students living north of the Pineda Causeway on both Merritt Island and the mainland are redistricted to the Clearlake Middle Years IB program.

3.  Approve giving the Middle Years IB students who attended the Clearlake MY IB program a guaranteed place in the Cocoa Beach Middle Years program for the 9th grade.

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

Motion Minutes: Although the Board had agreed earlier on moving the attendance boundary from the split in AIA to the north boundary of Patrick Air Force Base. The Board decided to vote on it separately since it was not verbalized during the vote.

Motions:

Proposal 2: Reduce enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS.

1.  Approve moving the south boundary between Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Satellite High as well as the boundary between Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and DeLaura will move to the north boundary of Patrick Air Force Base.

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



Motions:

Proposal 3: Reduce enrollment at Kennedy MS.

1. Approve the staff recommended Option D.

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

Motion Minutes: 

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a break at 9:22 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 9:32 p.m.
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Motions:

Proposal 5: Reduce enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES. 

1. Approve the staff recommended Option G with no grandfathering with the exception of rising 6th graders.

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

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy suggested if the students that are being moved twice in the past couple years have a priority to West Melbourne School of Science for having been moved.

Discussion ensued about the inconsistency of curriculum, getting West Melbourne School for Science up to capacity, parent knowledge, and the grandfathering.



Motions:

Proposal 8A: Balance enrollment between Astronaut High School/Titusville High School and Jackson Middle School/Madison Middle School. 

Approve the staff recommended Option A with the recommended conditions.

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



Motions:

Proposal 16A: Close Riverview Elementary School. 

 Approve Option E

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


H. Information
H. Board Office/Superintendent

36. Appoint Citizen Representative Alternate to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
Attachment: Gina Gindolfi Resume VAB Alt..pdf
H. Labor Relations

37. 2012-2013 Staffing Plan Recommendations
H. Compensation & Benefits

38. Job Description: Manager - Sales & Marketing
Attachment: Mgr-MarSal.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to get clarification as to why an item for hiring a Sales & Marketing Manager is coming before the Board when they have not approved the revenue based plan.

Dr. Murray stated that this item is only to approve the job description and not to hire someone.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the Board directed us to plan ahead which is the reason for bringing the job description at this time.

Ms. Henderson stated that if the Board wishes to remove it, she it all for removal of this item since she does not agree with it. The Board opted not to discuss it further this evening.  Mr. Ziegler stated that he just might agree with Ms. Henderson.

39. Job Description: Senior Buyer
Attachment: Senior Buyer Proposed Final Job Description SGS.pdf
H. Secondary Programs

40. High School and Middle School Instructional Program Course Lists for 2012-2013
Attachment: High Course List 2012-13.pdf
Attachment: Middle Course List 2012-13.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

41. Approve Contracted Services Agreement for Learner Empowerment through Agency Partnerships (LEAP) Trainer for Students/Adults with Disabilities
Attachment: JordanFeb.15-Jun29, 2012.pdf
42. Approve Contracted Services Agreement to Provide Screening for Child Find
Attachment: GustafsonFeb-May2012.pdf
43. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Projects Roll Forward Funds for Fiscal Year 2011
Attachment: doePreK150-2011.pdf
Attachment: DOE151PreKRollFor.2011.pdf
Attachment: 2011IDEARollForward-151.pdf
44. Approve Contracted Services Agreements to Provide Continuing Family Liaison Services
Attachment: TerriRamieFeb-June2012.pdf
Attachment: Tomaka-Feb-June2012.pdf
45. Memorandum of Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Family Partnership
Attachment: MOA2012-13.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

46. Field Trip - Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High, Viera High Schools FIRST Robotics to the FIRST Boston Regional in Boston, MA and FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO
Attachment: Robotics Pink Team Board approval Request.pdf
47. Naming Sabal Elementary School Playground
H. North Area Superintendent

48. Field Trip - Merritt Island High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2345_001.pdf

I. Staff Reports
49. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy asked for clarification from Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, regarding a document on Choice School corridor bussing.  She stated that the dollar amount of 1.3 million was thrown out there without subtracting the reimbursement that the district receives. Ms. Kneessy said that it is an over-inflated savings because the district does get some of those funds back.

Ms. Preston stated that Ms. Connors, Director of Transportation, already controlled for the fact that a certain number of those students that would be riding an additional bus to another location.

Mr. Ziegler had no report.

Dr. Krupp noted that the All-County Orchestra was a stellar moment.

Dr. Krupp gave kudos to those who did the ABC awards and put that evening in motion.

Dr. Krupp noted that he participated the Andretti Thrill Park fundraiser in conjunction with Brevard Schools Foundation. He stated that his foot was not as heavy as Andy's but a fun time was had by all with Dr. Binggeli being the flag man and starting the race.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended several PTO meetings regarding the redistricting.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the League of Cities meeting.

Ms. Henderson had no report.

Dr. Murray congratulated Janice Kershaw, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation, and her staff for the wonderful evening with the ABC Awards.  Dr. Murray stated that she was on the Foundation's Board when they voted to change the venue and although change is never easy, they could not have done it any better.

Dr. Murray stated that she will be speaking in Cocoa Beach Library regarding the districts funding issues or lack there of.  She invited anyone to attend the meeting.


L. Superintendent's Report
52. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli commented that it has been two years of challenging, as it relates to redistricting.  He stated that there was a lot of parent involvement, parent engagement, and community solution oriented options.  Dr. Binggeli took the opportunity to praise Mr. Theodore and his staff for their ability to create the culture of no one's voice being unheard.

Dr. Binggeli stated that we have moved two thousand students before but in the end our principals welcomed the students with open arms and they did a phenomenal job and we will do that again.

Dr. Murray thanked the community members for respecting the Board through the entire process.  She stated that she is proud of the Board for always making very sound decision. Dr. Murray feels as though they are the highest functioning Board in the county.


M. Adjournment
53. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murry adjourned the School Board meeting of January 24, 2012 at 10:56 p.m.







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