02-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, February 23, 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 of February 28, 2012 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

A-3. Invocation (Margaret Ward, 5th Grade, Gardendale Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Margaret Ward, 5th grade student of Gardendale Elementary School, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Luke Taffer, 6th Grade, Gardendale Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Luke Taffer, 6th grade student of Gardendale Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (GEMS Showstoppers)
5. Entertainment


GEMS (Gardendale Elementary School) Showstoppers, under the direction of Music Director Robert Barone and Showstoppers Director Sharon Barone, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Mr. and Mrs. Barone and their students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:39 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:42 p.m.


A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Additional Consent Agenda
F-15.  Student Expulsions
F-22.  Ratification of the 2011-2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the International Union of Painter and Allied Trades, Local 1010

Revised Consent Agenda
F-16.  School Recognition Bonus
F-26.  21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Revised Information Agenda
H-37.  2012-2013 Later Start School Year Calendar Standards
H-38.  Recommend the Approval of the Emma Jewel Charter Academy Contract
H-39.  Notification of Intention to Terminate Imagine Schools at West Melbourne if the School Receives an "F" Grade for the 2011-2012 School Year
H-42.  District Secondary Social Studies Instructional Adoption
H-44.  District ESE Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption-Access Point

Approve the Agenda for the School Board meeting of February 28, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
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


Prior to the start of the Recognition Agenda, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray took this opportunity to welcome BCC Education Faculty; Susan Lamm-Merritt, Associate Professor; Janet Stephenson, Adjunct Professor; Marika Koch, Assistant Professor; and Holly McKnight, Assistant Professor, and their Introduction to Teaching Profession students.


Dr. Binggeli introduced Hilah Mercer, Principal of Cambridge Elementary, along with Beth Myers, TItle I Reading Teacher; Kori Hurst, Assistant Principal; and fourth grade teachers; Jonell Clevenger, Sandra Marines, Kacey Masterson, and Laura Watson. They gave a video presentation on a program they developed called the Cambridge Convention Carnival which focuses on teaching proper punctuation.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

8. Florida Music Educators Association Award Recipients


Dr. Binggeli introduced Cindy Johnson, Music Resource Teacher, who will be presenting the Florida Music Educators Association Award Recipients.

Ms. Johnson  gave a brief background on the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) Award and stated that she was honored to congratulate Rob Fish, Principal of Johnson Middle School, as the FMEA Administrator of the Year.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Brian Binggeli presented Mr. Fish with a plaque for being named as the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) Administrator of the Year.

Ms. Johnson gave a brief history and explained the Middle and High School Music Enrollment Award and that it is presented to schools having music programs demonstrating high enrollment in music courses.  The following schools were presented with a plague for their achievement by Dr. Binggeli and Dr. Murray:

West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Principal Rick Fleming, Music Teachers, Amy Williams, Maureen Fallon and Carol Allen.  West Shore Jr./Sr. High School is receiving the enrollment award for the second time.  They are receiving both a middle school enrollment and a high school enrollment.  

Satellite High School, Principal Mark Elliott, Music Teachers; Mark Nelson, Ian McCormick, and Tim Liscum. Satellite High School has received the Music Enrollment Award three times.


Jefferson Middle School, Principal Sherri Bowman, Music Teachers, Laurie Broadway and Lisa Benincasa.  Jefferson Middle School has received the Music Enrollment Award four times.


Johnson Middle School, Principal Rob Fish, Music Teachers Patti Peltz, Laura Singletary, Veronica Curran and Erik Bryan.  Johnson Middle School has received the Music Enrollment Award five times.

Barbara Rodriques, Director of Middle Schools Programs, explained the Exemplary Model Program Award which was created to recognize programs or projects that provide a significant, positive impact on students, music educators, and/or the state or community.  She stated that this years award was presented to Cindy Johnson, Music Resource Teacher for Brevard County. Ms. Rodrigues mentioned the long list of accomplishments that Ms. Johnson was awarded this honor.

Chairman Dr. Murray, Dr. Binggeli and Ms. Rodrigues presented Ms. Johnson with a plaque for the Exemplary Model Program Award.


B. Student Services

9. Recognition for the 2010-2011 Florida Positive Behavior Support Model School Awards


Dr. Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, introduced Jason Lobley, Behavior Analyst and the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Coordinator, and explained his role in this effort.

Mr. Lobley, gave a brief overview of the PBS model and how it is implemented in the schools. He stated that the Positive Behavior Support Model schools are awarded at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  Mr. Lobley proudly stated that in the very first year of implementation, our schools received either Gold or Silver awards.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Brian Binggeli presented each school with a banner, as a symbols of the schools dedication, and a certificate from the University of South Florida, for their accomplishments. The following schools were awarded:

Atlantis Elementary, Sherry Tomlinson, Principal, was awarded a Silver Model School Award.

Cambridge Elementary Magnet School, Hilah Mercer, Principal, was awarded a Silver Model School Award.

Sabal Elementary, Stephanie Hall, Principal, was awarded a Gold Silver Model School Award

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Middle School Programs/K-12

10. Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month, Theatre for Life Month Resolution
Attachment: 2012 Youth ART-MUSIC MONTH RESOLUTION.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, read the proclamation.

Approve the resolution to adopt the month of March as Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month and Theatre for Life Month as supported by the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

11. State and Brevard Public Schools Free/Reduced Lunch Trends
Attachment: Free-Reduced Lunch Trends.pdf

Dr. Binggeli gave a presentation to the Board as it relates to the increase in high-poverty areas and education of those student identified as such. He stated that now more than ever, our schools need to be places where children have stability, security and a place to be successful.  Dr. Binggeli mentioned that if ever a community needed for us to serve them, they need us now with the dramatic rise in poverty levels.

Dr. Murray noted that she read that there are schools that are now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Although its a good thing they have the ability to serve meals, it is sad that the need is so high.

12. 2011 Brevard Regressions
Attachment: 2011 Regression Analysis School Board Presentation Packet 2-28-2012.pdf

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of the Office of Accountability, Testing, & Evaluation, gave a presentation on the 2011 Brevard Regressions which compares schools who are similiar, as it relates to free/reduced lunch, instead of absolute numbers.

Dr. Schafer introduced Dr. John Carr, Data Performance Analyst, whom she is extremely pleased to have on her team. 

Ms. Kneessy questioned whether the state conducts regression analysis as done in Brevard.  Dr. Binggeli stated they do not to the best of his knowledge.

Ms. Kneessy commented that the focus in this state and across the nation, is that charter schools are going to save our children.  She pointed out by looking at the regression data that the blazing headline should be " The Worst Schools in Florida are Charter Schools".

Ms. Kneessy requested a scatter plot with just the charter school data on it.

Dr. Krupp requested if the 7th and 8th grades could be pulled out of the combined schools and where those schools would align as a 7th and 8th grade school in the middle school plot for the Math, Science and Reading.

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked Dr. Schafer and Dr. Carr for all their hard work.

D. Risk Management

13. 2012-13 Property Insurance Renewal
Attachment: 2012 Insurance Update as of 2-28-2012.pdf

Dr. Binggeli introduced Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, who gave a presentation in regard to the 2012-2013 Property Insurance Renewal.

Mr. Langdorf recognized and introduced the following people who help us with the renewal of Brevard Public Schools property insurance every year:

Jeffrey K. McNatt, ARM – Executive Vice President, Branch Manager, AmWINS Brokerage of Florida
Rep Plasencia, Senior Vice President, Risk Placement Services, Inc.
Harry Merker, Senior Account Executive, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

Mr. Ziegler, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Kneessy questioned Mr. Langdorf on several areas of his presentation. 

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked Mr. Langdorf for his thorough presentation.


E. Public Discussion
14. Public Discussion


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes for each speaker.  She also stated that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests this evening but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

1. Rhea R. Paige, Cocoa - Trespass by Ms. Feagan from Golfview Elementary
2. JoAnn Ashton Daszuta, Viera -  Boundary Change from Kennedy to Delaura
3. Dr. John F. Dietrich, Cocoa -  V.P. Enrollment Management and Student Success
4. Debra Greco, Local 1010, Chief Negotiator - Ratification of Local 1010 voting results

Dr. Murray thanked the speakers for their willingness to speak before the Board.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

15. Student Expulsions
Attachment: Expulsions 2.28.2012.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

16. School Recognition Bonuses
Attachment: 2011-12 School Recognition.pdf
F. Accounting Services

17. Warrants for the Month of January, 2012
Attachment: Warrant List - January 2012.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

18. Property Disposal
Attachment: FEB 28 2012 LETTERS.pdf
Attachment: FEB 28 2012.pdf
19. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: ITB 12-008BP - Audio Video Equipment Award Summary.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1218JO Recommendation of Award.pdf
F. Human Resources

20. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 02-28-12.pdf
21. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 02-28-12.pdf
F. Compensation & Benefits

23. Position Control Adjustments
Attachment: Position Control Specialist 12-11 V.2.pdf
Attachment: Staff Accountant 12-11.pdf
Attachment: Financial Summary Staff Acct. PCS.pdf
F. School Choice

24. Recommend the Approval of the Academy Dell' Arte (ADELLA) Charter Contract
Attachment: Academy Dell'Arte Charter Contract FINAL.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

25. Florida Academic Literacy Network Project
F. Adult/Community Education

26. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant 2011-12 (Zoo Explorers South)
Attachment: Zoo Explorers South DOE101S.pdf
Attachment: SKMBT_60112022215240.pdf
F. Student Services

27. Approve Contracted Service Agreement for Mandatory Training through Federally Funded Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant "Project Understanding Students"
Attachment: SEL Media Contracted Services Agreement.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

28. Field Trip for Eau Gallie High School AFJROTC Students to Fly Aboard C-130 Aircraft at Patrick AFB, Florida
Attachment: Eau Gallie High AFJROTC Flight Aboard C-130 4-3-12.pdf
29. Palm Bay High School Robotics Trip to Omaha, Nebraska
Attachment: Palm Bay High - Robotics - Omaha - March 14-18, 2012 2.pdf
30. Palm Bay High School Robotics Trip to Anaheim, California
Attachment: Palm Bay High - Robotics - Anaheim - April 18-22, 2012 2.pdf
F. Facilities Services

31. Amended and Restated Easement Agreement with The Viera Company
Attachment: Amended and Restated Easement Agreement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

32. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda with the exception of those pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Labor Relations

22. Ratification of the 2011-2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1010
Attachment: Local 1010 Contract.pdf

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to thanked the Union staff for doing a great job on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He pointed out to the Board that there are numerous places in the contract that speak about committees.  Mr. Ziegler mentioned that there were committees he was unaware of and he would like to understand the make-up of these committees and the value of the information that comes from the committee based on the composition of the people appointed.

Approve the ratification vote of the contract language, step increases and bonuses for the 2011-2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1010.- 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: 

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate Cheryl Olson for her position of Director of Purchasing and Warehousing Services.

Chairman Dr. Murray called for a BPS-TV video break at 7:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:52 p.m.

G. Action
H. Information
H. Risk Management

33. Aboveground and Underground Fuel Storage Tank Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: 2012-13 UST-AST Renewal Proposal.pdf
H. Transportation

34. Edgewood Parking Compound 3 Year Lease Agreement Extension Renewal
Attachment: lease extension_edgewood.pdf
H. Compensation & Benefits

35. Employee Benefits Consulting Services
Attachment: Willis Finalist Meeting - Brevard - Final.pdf
Attachment: Technical Approach Services Provided.pdf

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to discuss setting up a workshop on healthcare due to pending legislation on a possible state coalition insurance program.  In his opinion, he felt that the Board should hold off on moving the Employee Benefits Consulting Services agenda item forward to the Consent Agenda at the School Board Meeting of March 13, 2012.  Mr. Ziegler would like to have the consultant information as part of the discussion at the workshop.

Ms. Kneessy agreed with Mr. Ziegler in regard to not moving forward on any healthcare and insurance agendas until the Board has a workshop.

Chairman Dr. Murray stated that she is not clear as to why a workshop is needed.  Mr. Ziegler elaborated, for the Board and the viewing audience, the district is self-insured and we have an insure trust fund in which the district expends over 65 million dollars a year in claims.  He stated that insurance is very complicated but we do our best to control our costs and maximize our benefits for our employees.  Mr. Ziegler stated that the district will have only one year to make sure that we are as efficient as possible or be dictated to by the state under the pending legislation.

Chairman Dr. Murray requested that Susan Standley, Director of Compensation & Benefits, explained the two pieces of legislation. She stated that one is moving through the Florida Senate and the other is moving through the House.  She stated that Senate Bill 366 and it is sponsored by the incoming president of the Senate Don Gates.  Senate Bill 366 states that all public schools in the state of Florida would be required, with an opt out option, to participate in procuring their medical or healthcare benefits through a number of consortia that would be sent up by the state on a regional basis.  She explained that it would be governed by a board and what the make-up of that board would be.  Ms. Standley explained that if this passed both the Senate and the House that it would be effective July 1, 2012 for implementation of July 1, 2013.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board on their concerns on healthcare.

Dr. Binggeli would like to know the impact as it relates to this agenda item. Ms. Standley went over the wide range of services (as attached) that Brevard will be entitled to address the concerns that the Board has been expressing as it relates to health care cost. With these consultant services, we could broaden, without too much expense, access to high level legal services, data mining, analytical services and other like services.  Ms. Standley went through the reasons as to why we could not do many of these services in-house.

The Board decided on having a workshop on the healthcare issues for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she has no problems with the agenda going forward. She stated that her only concern is that it is a five year contract.

Ms. Standley mentioned that all of our contracts with our vendors have escape clauses. This one would have a sixty day escape clause.

Ms. Standley states that she was unclear on the deliverable of the workshop. Chairman Dr. Murray stated that Ms. Standley would touch base with all of the Board Members and develop an agenda. She would then inform Dr. Binggeli and Dr. Murray what the topics were for final completion of the agenda.

Final decision from the Board is that the Employee Benefits Consulting Services agenda will move forward to the March 13, 2012 for consent.

H. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

36. 2012-2013 School Year Calendar
Attachment: 2012-2013 School Year Calendar Draft.pdf

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to discuss the potential confusion about having two school year calendars out for approval.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli and Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney on how they felt about having two different school calendars for the public and making a decision on which one will be used and the fact that decision would not be until June 2012.

The Board agreed that the two agenda items for the school year calendar should both stay on the agenda and move forward.

Ms. Kneessy made another point, as it relates to the legislature, is to take over control what we do as a School Board, is end of school exams.  She stated that a student does not even have to attend a course but if they pass the end of course exam, they get credit for the whole course even if they had failed it.  Ms. Kneessy stated that if the school district's final exams for the course are meaningless, then she proposed a group of individuals start looking at ending final exams for classes that have end of course assessments from the state.

Dr. Krupp brought up the fact that our school year calendar is tied to Brevard Community College for the dual enrollment students and the district would be throwing it all away for going with the later start date calendar. His opinion is to let the parents know that we have two calendars that we are working with and which one is chosen will depend on the new FCAT cut scores.

The Board agreed on a study group to look into the end of course exams.

37. 2012-2013 Later Start School Year Calendar and School Year Calendar Standards
Attachment: 2012-2013 Later Start School Year Calendar Draft 2-27-12.pdf
Attachment: Standards for Later Start Calendar Draft 2012-2013 2-27-12.pdf
H. School Choice

38. Recommend the Approval of the Emma Jewel Charter Academy Contract
Attachment: Emma Jewel District FINAL.pdf
39. Notification of Intention to Terminate Imagine Schools at West Melbourne if the School Receives a "F" Grade for the 2011-2012 School Year
Attachment: Imagine Official Letter 3-13-201.pdf

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray pulled this item so that School Board Attorney Harold Bistline could bring the Board up-to-date on the current events as it relates to Imagine Schools of West Melbourne.

Mr. Bistline explained to the Board that if Imagine School recieved an "F" grade, there is a ninety day window that the district would have to give to them. He stated that the ninety days would go into the first semester of the school year, which is a problem for everybody.  Mr. Bistline stated that since placing this item on the agenda, he has been in communication with Imagine Schools attorney.  He stated that a letter has been received from Imagine Schools attorney stating that if they did receive an "F" grade, they would voluntarily move to terminate the school and waive the ninety days. Mr. Bistline stated that the School Board has a signed letter to that effect.

Dr. Murray asked if that letter was binding.  Mr. Bistline stated that it certainly is binding.

The Board agreed

H. Elementary Programs

40. District Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

41. District Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Rationale.pdf
H. Secondary Programs

42. District Secondary (Grades 9-12) Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: Secondary Social Studies Instructional Materials Recommendations 2012.pdf
H. Adult/Community Education

43. Florida Marketplace Lease Revisions
Attachment: Fifth Amendment Lease for South Area Adult Ed..pdf
H. Exceptional Education

44. District ESE Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption - Access Points
Attachment: Elem.AccessPts..pdf
Attachment: MS-HSAccess Points-SocialStudies.pdf
45. Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the School Board of Seminole County for the Purpose of Medicaid Administrative Claiming Activities
Attachment: BPSandSeminoleCnty.2012-13Agree..pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

46. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Quantico, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC Trip to MCB Quantico, VA and Washington, D.C. May 2012.pdf

I. Staff Reports
47. Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs


Dr. Binggeli introduced Kevin Thornton, Director of Food Services, who updated the Board on the recent changes in the law requirements. He stated that the new regulations for schools begin on July 1, 2012 to be in compliance.

Dr. Krupp questioned on whether the district will receive any more reimbursement per meal from the Federal Government.  Mr. Thornton stated that there is currently language, for lunch only, that there will be a six cents increase to reimbursements after the October time frame.  After the district has proved they have met the new requirements.

Dr. Krupp questioned whether the Before and Aftercare Food Services involved in any of these changes.  Mr. Thornton said that this is mainly affecting breakfast and lunch.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray mentioned that Mr. Thornton is doing an outstanding job.  She stated that she finds it disappointing that the new recommendation increases the carbs and doesn't do anything with the protein.  Dr. Murray also noted that it is the carbs that cause fat storage and it also increases cholesterol.  She stated that she does not understand where the forces are coming from behind the new regulation because it will not achieve what they are looking for it to do.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned all the hard work that the Food Services are doing for our students, in fact, there has not been a mean increase in the last 19 years.

Ms. Kneessy asked if this will change the a-la-carte menu at the middle school and high school.  Mr. Thornton stated that there is language that they will be developing an a-la-carte nutrition standard. He mentioned his concerns since it currently generates 7 million dollars in revenue.  Mr. Thornton also mentioned that one of the reasons why the district is able to keep the cost so low is due to the a-la-carte generation at the secondary level.  He stated that there is a possibility that the lunch prices will have to go up to $2.45 or $2.50. That will be one of the repercussion of these changes to the a-la-carte standards.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
48. Additional Public Presentation

Minutes: There was no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
49. Board Member Report/Discussion Points


Dr. Krupp gave accolades to Merritt Island High School and the Merritt Square Mall for hosting the Science Fair with 335 plus participants.

Ms. Henderson noted that she presented to a Government Budgeting class for Webster University.

Ms. Henderson questioned Mr. Theodore on how it came to be that four students were broken away from their neighborhood during the redistricting.  Mr. Theodore stated that particular section Crane Creek was pointed out at the December School Board meeting and there was no further public input. He stated, in an ideal world we would not have included those but having received no public input we did divide a sub-division of Crane Creek but not a neighborhood within it. There are four neighborhoods in Crane Creek, two that will attend DeLaura and two that will attend Kennedy.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she had the opportunity to go speak to the Introduction to Teaching classes, who were in attendance this evening. She stated that she has one more class to attend.  Ms. Kneessy mentioned that we have some outstanding people coming up through the ranks and she likes the partnership with BCC and UCF on our education students.

Ms. Kneessy noted that Dr. Seuss's birthday was coming up and that she will be reading to students at Sea Park Elementary, in honor of him.

Mr. Ziegler thanked the Palm Bay City Council for stepping up and recommending a budget amendment to fund their portion of the School Resource Officers for the three Palm Bay schools.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Keith and Lila Busher for opening their home for the Brevard Schools Foundation who celebrated their 25th Anniversary.  He thanked Janice Kershaw, Executive Director, and her staff for putting on a great event and raising significant funds for Take Stock in Children.

Mr. Ziegler congratulated West Shore Jr./Sr. High School boys soccer team for winning the 2A State Champions.

Mr. Ziegler noted that Dr. Binggeli and himself participated in the United Way Beat the Leader 5K on the Beach fundraiser.

Chairman Dr. Murray stated that the one thing about going last is that everyone mentions what she was going to say. So she yielded to the Superintendent.


L. Superintendent's Report
50. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli stated that he is very proud to be a parent in this school district and very proud to serve it.

M. Adjournment
51. Adjournment


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board meeting of February 28, 2012  at 9:00 p.m.