02-11-2014 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, January 23, 2014. 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 Karen Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:29 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Chairman Karen Henderson requested a moment of silence for Nannette Apel, retired teacher from West Melbourne Elementary School for Science, who recently passed away.


A-3. Invocation (Caroline Reeg, 12th Grade, Merritt Island High)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Carolyn Reeg, 12th grade student from Merritt Island High School, read the invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Julia Duffin, 12th Grade, Merritt Island High)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

Julia Duffin, 12th grade student from Merritt Island High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.


A-5. Entertainment (MIHS:Choir, Orchestra, Brass Band )
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

The Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Brass Band from Merritt Island High School under the direction of Ms. Deborah Davis, Ms. Bobbe Jo Butler and Mr. Jimmy Higginbotham entertained the Board prior to the start of the meeting and then played one additional number.

Chairman Henderson thanked Ms. Davis, Ms. Butler and Mr. Higginbotham and students for their performance.

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Chairman Henderson called for a brief recess at 5:42 p.m. 
The meeting reconvened at 5:45 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
A-7.  Administrative Staff Recommendations
B-9.  Check Presentation and Recognition of Wet 'n Wild
F-12. Student Expulsions
F-13. Appoint Citizen Representative to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
F-14. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Kristen Minton

Consent Deletions
F-28. Appoint School Board Representative to Melbourne's Local Planning Agency

Information Revision
H-45. Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability 2012-2013 Best Practices for Safety and Security Annual Self - Assesment.



Motions:
Approve the February 11, 2014 agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A-8. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli congratulated the following:

  • Scott Sweinhart, for his reclassification/transfer from teacher at Hoover Middle School, to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School, on annual contract, effective March 3, 2014.
  • Janice Rutherford, for her reclassification/transfer from teacher at Meadowlane Intermediate School, to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Primary School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.
  • Joshua Torres, for his reclassification/transfer from Certified School Counselor at Titusville High School, to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.
  • Catherine Murphy, for her reclassification/transfer from the position of teacher at Sabal Elementary School to Assistant Principal (10 month) at Longleaf Elementary School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.
  • Sharon Tolson, for her retirement as Director of Federal Projects (Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System & PreK), effective May 31, 2014.


Motions:

Approve:

 

The reclassification/transfer of Scott Sweinhart, Teacher at Hoover Middle School, to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School, on annual contract, effective March 3, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

The reclassification/transfer of Janice Rutherford, Teacher at Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary School, to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Primary Elementary School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

The reclassification/transfer of Joshua Torres, Certified School Counselor at Titusville High School, to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

The reclassification/transfer of Catherine Murphy, Teacher at Sabal Elementary School, to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Longleaf Elementary School, on annual contract, effective February 12, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

Accept the retirement of Sharon Tolson, Director of Federal Projects (Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System & Pre-K), effective May 31, 2014.

 

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


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

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: Featured at this Board meeting were the STEAM Academies from both Golfview Magnet Elementary School and McNair Magnet School.
B. Brevard Schools Foundation

9. Check Presentation and Recognition of Wet 'n Wild

Minutes: 

Wet n' Wild sales manager, Michelle Mugnani made a check presentation to Brevard Schools Foundation for $3,382.50 made possible by Wet n' Wild's Partner in Education Program.

Janice Kershaw, executive director of Brevard Schools Foundation accepted the check and presented Ms. Mugnani with a certificate of appreciation. 

B. Accounting Services

10. Recognize Principals and Bookkeepers for Exemplary Internal Accounts Audit Reports
Attachment: Recognition of Principals and Bookkeepers FY13.pdf
Minutes: 

Principals and bookkeepers were recognized for exemplary internal accounts audit. Thirty-seven BPS schools received no audit findings for fiscal year 2013.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Board Office/ Superintendent

50. Resolutions/Proclamations

Minutes: There were no resolutions/proclamations.

D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

51. Presentations

Minutes: There were no presentations.

E. Public Comment
11. 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 will investigate them and will post necessary responses on the district's home page.

  1. Richard Smith, BFT-Labor Relations
  2. Debbie Sandstrom, BFT-Teachers and Scheduling
  3. Dan Bennett, BFT- Labor Relations
  4. Brian Boggs, Parent-Support Music and Arts

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Approval of Minutes
13. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2014-0211 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
14. Appoint Citizen Representative to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
Attachment: William J. Bubbers Curriculum Vitae.pdf
15. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Kristen Minton
Attachment: 2014-0211 Minton Exhibit A.pdf
F. Financial Services

16. Financial Statements with Budget Amendment Resolutions for the Operating Fund, Capital Fund, Medical Fund, and Enterprise Fund for the period ending December 31, 2013
Attachment: FY 2013-14 Financial Statements - December 31, 2013.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #4 - December 31 2013.pdf
Attachment: December 2013 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
Attachment: Resolution #1 for Capital Fund 2013-14.pdf
Attachment: Resolution #1 for Medical Fund 2013-14.pdf
Attachment: Resolution #1 for Enterprise Fund 2013-14.pdf
F. Accounting Services

17. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2013
Attachment: 2013 CAFR.pdf
18. Warrants for the Month of December, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - December 2013.pdf
19. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2013
Attachment: BREVARD_4Q13_Complete.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

20. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 13-522-KR-A1 Stretch & Grow.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 14-372-WH - NCS Pearson - Golfview.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 14-425-KC - Karen Kangas.pdf
Attachment: d - BW 14-BW-088-KC Gradventure.pdf
Attachment: e - SC 14-SC-086-DR - Purchase of Vehicles.pdf
Attachment: f - ITB 14-B-066-CJ - Warehouse Stock.pdf
21. Property Disposal
Attachment: 2-11-14 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: 2-11-14 Board Letter.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 02-11-14 - Corrected.pdf
23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 02-11-14.pdf
24. Job Description - Staff Development Coordinator
Attachment: Coord Staff Devel Tchr&Ldr.pdf
F. School Choice

25. Recommend the Approval of Odyssey Space Coast Charter Academy Contract
Attachment: Odyssey Space Coast Academy Charter Contract.pdf
F. Facilities Services

26. Revision 2 to 2010 Educational Plant Survey
Attachment: Revision 2 to 2010 Educational Plant Survey.pdf
F. Project Management

27. New Appointment of School Board Representative to Melbourne Beach's Local Planning Agency
28. Conversion of Cocoa High School to a Jr/Sr High School and Conversion of Clearlake Middle School to an Adult Education/ALC/Ancillary Facility - Change Order #1
Attachment: Cocoa HS - Clearlake MS Change Order #1.pdf
29. Apollo Elementary School Roofing Project Design
Attachment: Apollo ES Roofing Design Fee Proposal.pdf
30. R.L. Stevenson Elementary School Roofing Project Design
Attachment: Stevenson ES Roof Design Fee Proposal.pdf
31. DeLaura M.S. - Equipment Guaranteed Maximum Price for HVAC Replacement
Attachment: DeLaura MS HVAC Equipment GMP.pdf
32. Rockledge High School Roofing Project Design
Attachment: Rockledge HS Roof Design Fee Proposal.pdf
33. Palm Bay Elementary School Roofing Project Design
Attachment: Palm Bay ES Roof Design Fee Proposal.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

34. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the Consent Agenda of February 11, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
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. Employee Benefits

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

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

G. Facilities Services

36. 2014-15 International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Programme Attendance Boundary
Attachment: IB-MYP Map 2014-15.pdf

Motions:

Approve the International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Programme boundary as shown on the attached map beginning with the 2014-15 school year and authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing.

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


H. Information
H. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

37. School Recognition Bonuses
Attachment: School Recognition Award Estimate for 2013-14.pdf
H. Human Resources

38. Job Description - Budgeting
Attachment: Budget Analyst.pdf
Attachment: Coordinator - Budget.pdf
Attachment: FTE_Cost Acctg Analyst.pdf
Attachment: Specialist - FTE.pdf
Attachment: Budget Specialist I.pdf
Attachment: Budget Specialist III.pdf
Attachment: Director - Budgeting_CostAccnt_FTE.pdf
H. School Choice

39. Amend the Contract for Sculptor Charter School
Attachment: Sculptor Charter - Amendment Lottery Application date change.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

40. Merritt Island High School StangSat Trip to San Luis Obispo, California
Attachment: StangSat.pdf
H. Facilities Services

41. 2014-15 AICE Cambridge Program Attendance Boundary Change
Attachment: AICE Cambridge Program Map 2014-2015.pdf
42. Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data
Attachment: 2014 FISH Certification Form.pdf
H. District Security

43. Drivers License and/or Motor Vehicle Record Data Exchange Memorandum of Understanding
Attachment: DAVID MOU 1.15.14 hp.pdf
44. Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability 2012-2013 Best Practices for Safety and Security Annual Self-Assessment
Attachment: 12-13 OPAGGA 2.10.14 HP.pdf
Attachment: 12-13 OPPAGA Addendum 2.11.14 hp.pdf

I. Staff Reports
45. Staff Report(s)

Minutes: There were no staff reports

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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

Minutes: 

Chairman Henderson asked if any of the Board members had anything they wished to say.

Dr. Murray congratulated all of the science fair winners and Merritt Island High School for the renaming its baseball field after Clint Hurdle.  She said that it was a wonderful ceremony. She wanted to comment about the legislative platform.  She had read that the state of Mississippi only spends somewhere in the range of $7,000 per student to educate them.  At the same time, Florida only spends somewhere in the range of $8,000 per student.  Dr. Murray thinks that as an entire state, we need to revisit  our priorities.  She continued by commending  BPS educators at all levels for making due with the little amount they are provided and for BPS doing so well and for providing so much opportunity for our students in terms of the arts, science and math. 

Chairman Henderson interjected that in keeping with the  subject of legislative priorities,  that she had asked earlier for legislative priorities from the Board, BASA and BFT. She said that she found it interesting because for the most part, all groups came up with the same things. She said that after they have been reviewed, they will be placed on the website along with the names and contact information for the Brevard legislators.  She suggested to the viewing audience that they could help by contacting the legislators.

Mr. Ziegler added that at this point in the legislative process, bills have already been introduced. He said he would like to have someone find out what the submitted bills are that address the list of legislative priorities presented by the Board so that we can make a push one way or the other. Mr. Ziegler wants us to be able to point out to them precisely what bills are our greatest concern and which ones need to be modified. 

Ms. Henderson said she did want to mention that we need to say thanks to our legislators.  She said that some of the items being presented are to remove laws that are no longer funded or are obsolete.

Mr. Ziegler wants to relay his unhappiness with the website rollout.  He indicated there were performance issues that are making it difficult for employees to do their jobs.  He said if this cannot be fixed quickly, we should go back to the old site until these issues have been resolved.

Ms. Kneessy said she had been hearing about concerns with the new elementary report card; it is too long and too complicated.  

Ms. Henderson said that she is being told that it is being revisited and is not going to roll  out in that format.

Ms. Kneessy, said she is getting together with curriculum about the RTI process.  She is also has a lot of questions from  ESE teachers who say they are being required to do resource and self contained at the same time.  Ms. Kneessy continued that another hardship component of annual contract teachers not knowing if they will be brought back the following year or if they will come back to the same school is the fact that they have to pack up their classrooms at the end of the year.  They say they are becoming "jacks of all trades and master of none." 

Ms. Kneessy went into a school and saw red ribbons hanging from the ceiling and when she asked why, she was told that if it was long, it indicated a trap for a rat was there and a shorter one indicated a trap that needed to be emptied.  This beachside school did not want to say anything because they were afraid it might make them a target for closure. Ms. Kneessy indicated that part of why she was sharing this was the need for the half-cent sales tax.  Ms. Kneessy said this problem needs to be fixed.  

Ms. Henderson had wonderful things to say about the All County Band Concert. She also attended the ABC Awards which was another stellar event. She was very positive about a conference she attended called Brevard Convening Empowering Effective Teaching. Hundreds of teachers were present.  She shared that it was very inspiring. The Gates Foundation was there and said that of all the convenings done across the state and the country, this was the first one where the teachers had invited administrators. They were very impressed.

Mr. Ziegler wanted to say  thank you to all the citizens who volunteered recently to pack meals for the  Children's Hunger Project.  He said that over 3000 people turned out for this event. He said as the Vice President of this project, he finds it most humbling to know that they are feeding 1000 kids on weekends and said that they already have enough funds to feed 2000 a week next year.  He complimented the community and thanked them for their generosity. 

 


L. Superintendent's Report
48. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

In regards to the Brevard Convening Empowering Effective Teaching Conference,  Dr. Binggeli  said there was private support of this event through the  Gates Foundation.  He said that Brevard administrators also ask teacher leaders to be a part of staff development projects. 

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that science fairs are under way. He congratulated the Merritt Island High School girl's soccer team for being the state runner up and Melbourne High School girl's soccer for being state champions. 

Dr. Binggeli shared two quotes by Eric Hoffer.

"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a  world that no longer exists."

"The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together."

Dr. Binggeli explained that he attended the first Tech Talk at Viera High School. During this Legacy Club event, students worked with senior citizens to bring them up to speed on technology. 

He mentioned that the Governor's office recently released that Florida was second in the nation in the number of AP tests taken. Last year, Brevard had the highest number of students who have ever taken  AP tests with a success rate of just over 63 percent.


M. Adjournment
49. Adjournment

Minutes: The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 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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