01-27-2016 Accreditation External Review Oral Exit Presentation and Special Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Minutes: Chairman Andy Ziegler called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance


Mr. Ziegler led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of Agenda

Approve the January 27, 2016 Special School Board Meeting and its revisions.- 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

Accreditation Exit Presentation
5. Accreditation Exit Presentation


Dr. Blackburn explained that a national External Review team of 17 educators arrived on Sunday and had spent their time in Brevard interviewing a wide range of system and school level stakeholders, examining artifacts, conducting school visits, and engaging in professional deliberations to evaluate the District's adherence to the AdvancED quality standards.

Dr. Blackburn introduced Kathy Sergeant, lead evaluator and chair of the External Review team.  Ms. Sergeant asked for the External Review team to introduce themselves.  She then provided the External Review Exit Report.

At the conclusion of the presentation, Ms. Sergeant stated that the External Review Team will recommend to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission that the Brevard County School System earn the distinction of accreditation by AdvancED.

Chairman Ziegler called for a brief recess at 2:33 p.m.

Chairman Ziegler reconvened the meeting at 2:43 p.m.

Board Action Item
6. Brevard's Specific Interests during the 2016 Legislative Session
Attachment: Mark Maxwell Brevard Schools proposal 12 10 15.pdf
Minutes: After discussion among Board members and varied comments, there was not a motion to approve this item. 

Approve an expenditure to contract with Mark Maxwell to lobby on behalf of Brevard Public Schools with the Florida Legislature from January 27, 2016 through the remainder of the 2016 Legislative Session.-
Vote Results

Closing Remarks
8. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler adjourned the meeting at: 3:29 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).