02-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, February 9, 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 28, 2016. 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 Andy Ziegler called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Chairman Ziegler asked for a moment of silence for three members of the BPS family who had recently passed away:  Dennis Bonny, director of Plant Operations and Maintenance, Scott Lawson, equipment operator from Maintenance and Sandra Cook, teacher from Rocklege High School.


A. Invocation (Sarah Metzler, 6th Grade, Surfside Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Sarah Metzler, 6th grader from Surfside Elementary School, read the invocation.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Ryan Masterson, 5th Grade, Surfside Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Ryan Masterson, 5th grader from Surfside Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (Surfside Elementary, Grades K-6)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Students in grades K-6 from Surfside Elementary School, under the direction of music instructor, Susan Sinander, peformed some musical selections before the Board meeting began. 

They performed one additional number after the meeting was convened.

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Chairman Ziegler called for a recess so the students could gather their belongings at 5:44 p.m. 

Chairman Ziegler reconvened the meeting at 5:49 p.m.
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A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2016-0209 Supplemental.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the February 9, 2016 Regular School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- 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


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn welcomed and introduced administrative personnel who had announced his or her retirement or resignation: Terri Moeller, principal of Golfview Elementary, Anthony Hines, principal of Rockledge High School, Dr. Lynn Spadaccini, director of Elementary Programs and Dr. Debra Pace, associate superintendent of Human Resources. Each was given time to address the audience and introduce family friends and colleagues who were in attendance.


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

  • Accept the retirement of Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent, Financial Services, effective February 1, 2016.
  • The reclassification/transfer of James N. Powers from the position of Manager, Environmental Health and Safety to the position of Interim Director, Plant Operations and Maintenance, on annual contract, effective February 10, 2016.
  • Accept the retirement of Terri H. Moeller, Principal of Golfview Elementary, effective May 31, 2016.
  • Accept the retirement of Anthony A. Hines, Principal of Rockledge High School, effective June 30, 2016.
  • Accept the retirement of Becky L. Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs, effective May 31, 2016.
  • Accept the resignation of Dr. Debra P. Pace, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Services, effective February 28, 2016, due to other employment.
- 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


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Financial Services

8. Recognize Principals and Bookkeepers for Exemplary Internal Accounts Audit
Attachment: MC Internal Accounts Audit Recognition FY15 FINAL 1-7-16.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Blackburn introduced Jo Ann Clark, director of Accounting Services who began the presentation.  After some initial remarks, Ms. Clark introduced Michelle Coppola, Manager of School Accounting, who then congratulated and recognized each school's bookkeeper and principal for their hard work and exceptional accounting controls maintained during fiscal year 2015. 

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. School Food & Nutrition

9. Proclaim March 7 - 11, 2016 as National School Breakfast Week
Attachment: NSBW RESOLUTION 2016.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, read the proclamation.

Motions:

Adopt the attached resolution proclaiming March 7 - 11, 2016 as National School Breakfast Week. 

- 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


D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
10. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler 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."

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

Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  1. Daniel Wall-De Sousa, Board Policy Amendment
  2. Gina Duncan, School Board LGBT Policy
  3. Scott Wall-DeSousa, H41-43 Adding Sexual Orientation and Gender
  4. Bob Llewellyn, Addressing the Change in Anti-Harrassment Policy
  5. Cynthia Sweet, Non-Discrimination Policy
  6. Kenneth Delgado, Harassment Policy
  7. Martha Franco, Community Issue
  8. Glenn Tuley, 1st & 14th Amendment
  9. Jim Caple, BPSB Polciy Language & Policies
  10. Greg Hoadley, Uncessary Adoption of these Policies
  11. Rich Charbonneau, Mentoring & LBGT
  12. Lexi Wright, Adding Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity to Policy
  13. William Ferrell, Gender Identity

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

11. Approval of Minutes
Attachment: 2016-0119 Draft.pdf
12. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2016-0209 Student Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
13. Audit Committee Representative
Attachment: Zilaitis.pdf
F. Accounting Services

14. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2015
Attachment: BREVARD 4Q15 COMPLETE - Inclusive.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 02-09-16.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 02-09-16.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Job Description - VPK Instructional Assistant
Attachment: IA-VPK_CTE.pdf
17. Job Description - Director-Information Technology
Attachment: Dir_ITv2.pdf
18. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 2-9-16.pdf
19. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 02-9-16.pdf
Attachment: ESOL Out of Field Assignments.pdf
20. Job Descriptions - CFO and Deputy Supt - HR
Attachment: CFO.pdf
Attachment: CFO-MarkUp.pdf
Attachment: Dept Supt - Chief HR Officer.pdf
Attachment: AssocSuptHR - OLD.pdf
F. Employee Benefits and Risk Management

21. Employee Benefit Data Management and Enrollment Services
Attachment: 2012 BFHR Contract Final 11_24_15.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

22. Media Course Codes (K-5)
Attachment: Course Description - Kindergarten.pdf
Attachment: Course Description - Grade 1.pdf
Attachment: Course Description - Grade 2.pdf
Attachment: Course Description - Grade 3.pdf
Attachment: Course Description - Grade 4.pdf
Attachment: Course Description - Grade 5.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

23. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for the months of November and December 2015
Attachment: November_2016 Head Start Report.pdf
Attachment: December 2016 Head Start Report.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

24. Adult Education Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement
Attachment: Adult Ed Dual Enrollment Agreement (2015-2017).pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

25. Field Trip/Contract -- Bayside High Football Game vs Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia
Attachment: Bayside High Football - Travel to Georgia - Aug 2016.pdf
26. Melbourne High School Band Trip to Atlanta, Georgia
Attachment: Melbourne High Band - Atlanta, GA - March 2016.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

27. Merritt Island High Baseball Team trip to Louisville Slugger Classic
F. Facilities Services

28. Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data
Attachment: FISH certification.pdf
F. Project Management

29. Apollo Elementary School, Jackson Middle School and Pinewood Elementary School - Design Build Contract and Preconstruction Services RFP #16-P-046-DR - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: apollo jackson pinewood atttachments.pdf
30. Andersen Elementary School - MEP Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Andersen MEP attachments.pdf
31. Reappoint School Board Representative to the Melbourne Beach Local Planning Agency
32. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School - Plumbing Renewal - Construction Management Services
Attachment: West Shore plumbing attachments.pdf
33. Johnson Middle School - Building 9 HVAC Renewal - Mechanical Contractor Award - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Johnson OAU replacement attachments.pdf
34. Meadowlane Primary - Structured Cabling - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: meadowlane primary structured cabling attachments.pdf
35. Eau Gallie High School Sewer Improvements - General Contractor Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: EG HS sewer attachments.pdf
36. Design Build Services for Hoover Middle School and Sabal Elementary School - RFP #16-P-052-DR - Permission to Negotiate - SALES SURTAX
37. Tropical Elementary School Design Build Services Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: tropical attachments.pdf
38. Jefferson Middle School Design Build Services Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: jefferson GMP attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

39. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the February 9, 2016 Regular School Board  Meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- 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


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

40. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - PB 16-PB-077-WH - On Air SD HD Master Control System.pdf
Attachment: b - SS 16-SS-068-OC - IHT Spirit System.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Piggyback (PB) listed below:

a - PB #16-077-WH - On Air HD/SD Master Control System - Community Relations - $54,392.76

Approve the Sole Source (SS) purchase below:

b - SS #16-SS-068-OC - IHT Spirit System - Curriculum & Instruction - $24,940.74

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


H. Information
H. Employee Benefits and Risk Management

41. Revision to Board Policy 3362
Attachment: Current Board Policy 3362.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 3362 - ANTI-HARASSMENT - 2-02-16 - Revision with noted changes.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 3362 - ANTI-HARASSMENT - 2-2-2016 - New language.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson asked to discuss H-41, H-42 and H-43.  There was extensive Board discussion regarding the three policy revisions. 

Mr. Ziegler emphasized that while the three policies did not have go in tandem, it was very important that decisions were not delayed.

Mrs. Kneessy wanted to make sure that at least the student portion was finalized before everything for the 2016-2017 school year went to print.

Dr. Blackburn said he felt that what he was hearing from the Board was to take the revisions of all three policies forward for legal review and clean-up and bring them forward as soon as possible. Mr. Ziegler said that would work.

Mr. Langdorf, director of Risk Management and Employee Benefits, answered some clarifying questions that had come up during the discussion.

42. Revision to Board Policy 3122
Attachment: Current Board Policy 3122.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 3122 - Revision with noted changes - 1-20-2016.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 3122 - New Language 1-20-2016.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson asked to discuss H-41, H-42 and H-43.  There was extensive Board discussion regarding the three policy revisions. 

Mr. Ziegler emphasized that while the three policies did not have go in tandem, it was very important that decisions were not delayed.

Mrs. Kneessy wanted to make sure that at least the student portion was finalized before everything for the 2016-2017 school year went to print.

Dr. Blackburn said he felt that what he was hearing from the Board was to take the revisions of all three policies forward for legal review and clean-up and bring them forward as soon as possible. Mr. Ziegler said that would work.

Mr. Langdorf, director of Risk Management and Employee Benefits, answered some clarifying questions that had come up during the discussion.

43. Revisions to Board Policy 2260.01
Attachment: Current Policy 2260 01.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 2260 01 - Revision with noted changes.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 2260 01 - New Language.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson asked to discuss H-41, H-42 and H-43.  There was extensive Board discussion regarding the three policy revisions. 

Mr. Ziegler emphasized that while the three policies did not have go in tandem, it was very important that decisions were not delayed.

Mrs. Kneessy wanted to make sure that at least the student portion was finalized before everything for the 2016-2017 school year went to print.

Dr. Blackburn said he felt that what he was hearing from the Board was to take the revisions of all three policies forward for legal review and clean-up and bring them forward as soon as possible. Mr. Ziegler said that would work.

Mr. Langdorf, director of Risk Management and Employee Benefits, answered some clarifying questions that had come up during the discussion.

H. ESE Program Support

44. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Projects Roll Forward for FY 2015-16
Attachment: 1516 150 Part B.pdf
Attachment: roll forward-1516 RF 151.pdf
Attachment: RollForward 151 2015-PreK.pdf
Attachment: rollforward2015 Prek 150 (1).pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

45. Field Trip - Viera High, Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High, Space Coast Jr/Sr High Schools FIRST Robotics “Pink Team Alliance” to South Super Regional in San Antonio, TX, and FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO
Attachment: VHS Pink Alliance Robotics back-up.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

46. Merritt Island High FIRST Robotics team field trip to St. Louis, Missouri
47. Merritt Island High StangSat Club field trip to San Luis Obispo, California

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
48. Discussion- Legislative Update by Mrs. Henderson

Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson explained that she felt that the Board members who attended the Legislative Days in Tallahassee benefited from the meetings they had with the legislators and knew that it helped foster positive relationships.

Mrs. Henderson would be working with Ms. Irwin on ways get the word out to the public about the important issues and the viable ways the public can help.

She asked Mr. Theodore to give a briefing about HB 873. He provided information and stated that they would ask Brevard's Legislative Delegation not to support it.

 

49. Discussion Point - Administrative Procedures 2240 - Amy Kneessy
Attachment: ap for 2240 docx FINAL 3.pdf
Attachment: ap for 2240 docx FINAL Take 2.pdf
Attachment: ap for 2240 docx FINAL.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Kneessy was concerned about certain books found in the District's schools.  She clarified that she was not proposing banning books, but wanted to find out if the Board would be in support of some changes she proposed to the administrative procedures of Policy 2240.

She had some photos of a book found in the library of an elementary school which she said was totally unacceptable.

The consensus of the Board, is that the problem is more of a supervisory procedures issue rather than a policy issue.

Mr. Craig asked for Dr. Blackburn to let the Board know what the review process is for books to be in our schools.

Mrs. Belford, Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Ziegler all agreed that staff should look over the proposed changes and weigh in on what they think works and get this information back to the Board.

50. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mrs. Kneessy said that she was not happy with Solstice as the dental provider and felt the company was not forthcoming.  She provided a list of complaints.

Mr. Langforf had already asked Willis to do a solicitation for a dental provider. His thoughts are to hold a short window open enrollment for employees to make a different choice if they so desire.  He will run the information garnered from the solicitation through the insurance advisory committee and then make a recommendation to the Board.

 

 


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

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn thanked Mrs. Irwin for working through Mixon and Associates to schedule the meetings with legislators in Tallahassee.

He commented that school districts are not employing strategies that other entitites are using in order to be heard by the legislature.  He said that sometime later he would like to have a conversation about those strategies and whether or not to use them.


M. Adjournment
52. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Andy Ziegler adjourned the meeting at: 8:26 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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