03-12-2013 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, March 7, 2013. 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

A-3. Invocation (Dylan Finsted, 6th grade, Palm Bay Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Dylan Finstead, 6th grade student of Palm Bay Elementary, presented the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Destanie Genao, 6th grade, Palm Bay Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Destanie Genao, 6th grade student of Palm Bay Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Palm Bay Elementary Orchestra, under the direction of Isa Hodge, Music Director; and Robin Osgood, String Consultant, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked Ms. Hodge and Ms. Osgood and their students for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:44 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:50 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 Addition
F-26.  Revision of Palm Bay High School Robotics Trip to France

Consent Revisions
F-11.   Student Expulsions
F-13.   Recommended Reductions an Revenue Enhancements for the 2013-14 Operating Budget
F-15.   Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFP's and Sales and Services Agreements
F-18.   Instructional Staff Recommendations

 



Motions:
Approve the agenda of March 12, 2013 and it's revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
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

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Apollo Principal, Dr. Pamella O'Kell; Susan Schleith, K-12 Education Manager at the Florida Solar Energy Center; and Houtan Moaveni, Research Engineer at the Florida Solar Energy Center.  They provided a brief overview of associated educational opportunities in energy education and the Sunsmart Schools Emergency Shelter Program by showing a video presentation.
B. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

8. National Model Schools of Professional Learning Communities at Work

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Bill Hall, Director of Educational Leadership.

Mr. Hall mentioned the district is recognizing our latest national model schools of PLCs at Work. He announced the addition of the following schools as a part of this elite group.

  1. Satellite High School - Principal, Mark Elliott
  2. Bayside High School - Principal, Robin Novelli
  3. Sunrise Elementary School - Barry Prichard

Mr. Hall noted that the number of National Model Schools of Professional Learning Communities at Work stands at twenty-four. He noted that this places Brevard as number one in the United States for PLCs. 

Mr. Hall noted that to achieve model status, schools must demonstrate commitment to concepts of learning professional communities, implement those concepts no less than three years, present clear and convincing evidence of improved student learning, and explain the practices, structures, and culture through an application process.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, Dr. Brian Binggeli and Mr. Hall the above named schools and their hard working staff with a framed certificated and a uniquely designed banner for reaching this milestone.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
9. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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

  1. John Pilley, Viera - Budget Cuts
  2. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
  3. Peggy Sebetka - Pay-to-Play
  4. Martha Franco, Cocoa - School Closing
  5. Vida Escue, Titusville - IB & AICE
  6. Randy Bunkley, Merritt Island - Budget Cut Changes
  7. Javier Tolazano - 6 Hour Bus Driving Time

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked the speakers and stated that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated. 

Ms. Kneessy asked Dr. Binggeli to address the confusion surrounding the reduction of guaranteed minimum hours for Bus Drivers from seven to six hours as discussed by the above speakers.  Dr. Binggeli stated that there is a guarantee of six hours when it used to be seven hours. He requested that Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services; and Arby Creach, Director of Transportation, address the concerns  and miscommunication amongst the bus drivers.  Ms. Preston stated that there will be a number of drivers, because of the routes that they are assigned that will work and be paid for the additional hours served.  Ms Kneessy stated that she was concerned since the speaker said that every driver would be going down to the six hours and wanted to clarify that is not what is happening.  Mr. Creach stated that they will not all be capped at six hours.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray suggested that district personnel meet with the bus drivers so they understand.

Mr. Ziegler requested the district look into any practical way for allowing the bus drivers to have one or two shifts so they could opt to get another job.  Ms. Preston stated one thing that comes to mind is she would not want the bus drivers to lose their health benefits and they will look into alternative ways for shift changes. 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

10. Approval of Minutes
11. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 03.12.2013 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Financial Statments with Budget Amendment Resolutions for the Operating Fund, Capital Funds, Special Revenue Food Service Fund, Casualty Funds, Medical Funds, and Enterprise Funds for the period ending January 31, 2013
Attachment: Financial Statements January 31, 2013.pdf
Attachment: Operating Budget Amendment #5 - January 31 2013.pdf
Attachment: Capital Fund Budget Amendment - Resolutions #1 - 3.pdf
Attachment: Special Revenue Fund Food Service Budget Amendment - Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: Casualty Insurance Funds Budget Amendment - Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: Medical Insurance Fund Budget Amendment - Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: Enterprise Fund Budget Amendment - Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: January 2013 budget amend explanations.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: b) 21st CCLC Art Explorers Grant Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: c) 21st CCLC Explorers University Grant Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: d) 21st CCLC Zoo Explorers Grant Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: e) 21st CCLC Zoo Explorers South Grant Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: f) 13-294- WH NCS Pearson Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: a) ITB #12-PB-035-CO Web Hosting and Design Services Renewal Agenda Item Revised KR.pdf
16. Property Disposal
Attachment: March 12 Board Letters.pdf
Attachment: March 12 Board List.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 03-12-13.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 03-12-13.pdf
19. Job Description - Director of Charter and Choice Schooling
Attachment: Dir-CharterChoice.pdf
20. Job Description - Director of Student Services, ESE Program Support
Attachment: Dir-ESEPgmSupt.pdf
21. Job Description - Director of Professional Learning and Development
Attachment: Dir-ProfLearningDevel.pdf
F. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

22. Alternative Certification Program
Attachment: 2013 Proposal for BPS ACP increase revised final.pdf
F. School Choice

24. Recommend the Renewal of Imagine Schools at West Melbourne Renewal Charter Contract
Attachment: Charter Contract-Renewal FINAL.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

25. Contract with Belinda Lorch, BrainBridge Connections
Attachment: BrainBridge Connections.pdf
Attachment: Vita BrainBridge.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

26. Revision - Palm Bay High School Robotics Trip to France
Attachment: PBHS Itinerary France - March 2013.pdf
F. Facilities Services

27. Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data
Attachment: 2013 FISH Certification Form.pdf
28. Utility Easement at Kennedy Middle School to the City of Rockledge
Attachment: Utility Easement- Rockledge.pdf
29. Stormwater Improvements at Titusville High School
Attachment: Titusville HS Stormwater Piping Repair.pdf
30. Chiller Replacement at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
Attachment: Cocoa Beach High School Chiller Replacement Project Package.pdf
31. Biennial Structural Inspections for Bleachers and Grandstands
Attachment: 2013 Bleachers & Grandstands Inspection Proposal.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

33. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the Consent Agenda of March 12, 2013 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the administrative appointments listed under Item F-18.

Robin Novelli, for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Principal at Bayside High School to the position of Director of Secondary Programs.

Stephanie Archer, for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Principal at Imperial Estates Elementary School to the position of Director of Choice Schooling.

Jane Respess, for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Principal at Tropical Elementary to the position of Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development.


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Financial Services

13. Recommended Reductions and Revenue Enhancements for the 2013-14 Operating Budget
Attachment: 2013-14 Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enhancements - 3.11.2013 BAI.pdf
Minutes: 

Prior to discussion of this item, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray noted that this cut list was developed after community forums and following the Budget workshop.  She stated that if and when the item is approved, the language for the recommondation be changed to: Approve the Superintendent's recommendation and extend authority to adjust, with the Board's approval pending new revenue that may come from the state.  Dr. Murray pointed out that the cut list is still a living document until an undetermined time in the future which hinges upon potential revenue from the state  and other sources.

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to see if there was a possiblity that on line Item 28 - Reduce Six 12-Month Theatre Manager Contract to 10-Months, there be a compromise of reducing them to 11 months instead of 10 months based on the offset of eliminating the FSBA annual membership.  Ms. Henderson and Mr. Ziegler requested more information on the impact to those environments prior to choosing 10 or 11 months.  Dr. Krupp stated his concern about losing the theatre managers all together since the cut in months will reduce their sick time, vacation time and their retirement benefits.  He also pointed out that the ACT should be number one on the cut list since that is a parents responsibility.  Dr. Binggeli stated that it was moved 4 million up the cut list but will move it to number one at the Board's direction.

Ms. Kneessy stated that should would like to move forward with some of these item to have closure on them.  Dr. Murray concurred. She noted that we cannot keep discussing.

Discussion ensued in regard to the cut list and it's priortization.  Ms. Kneessy gave Challenger 7 as an example of whether or not a final decision had been made as it relates to the Year Round School Concept.



Motions:
Approve the prioritized list of potential budget reductions and revenue enhancements for the 2013-14 operating budget; subject to change based on legislative action. There is a caveat that this is a living, breathing document, to revisit of the theatre managers and we have no idea at this point in time where the line will be drawn but this is the cut list.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

14. School Recognition Bonuses
Attachment: 2012-13 School Recognition Award.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to note that these monies are not for bonuses be it is recognition for a school that has performed successfully typically and A or B school. The useage of those funds are determined at the school level by the employees.  He wanted to remind any teachers, who might receive any of this recognition money, that there is an option to place this money in an account at the school and explained that they would save money on being taxed.

Ms. Preston explained that there is one total encompassing agenda item so if any one of the individual schools vote to spend any of their individual monies on bonuses, we do not have to bring back seprate agenda items back to the Board for approval.  She noted that in this case it would have been 62 separate agenda items.

Dr. Binggeli noted that the district has less than 2.7 percent of the student population in Floirda yet we earn 3.5 percent of the state's recognition money in the category. 



Motions:
Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of the 62 qualifying schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective grade for 2011-12.         - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

23. School Year Calendar Standards and the 2013-2014 School Year Calendar
Attachment: 2012-2013 School Year Calendar Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 Calendar Standards Revision Draft.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson pulled this item to request that Bill Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, explain to the parents, students and teachers about the school calendar and the changes in the start date and the number of days in each semester.

Mr. Hall stated that there is a week in April in which the Department of Education (DOE) will not allow any testing.  For that reason the district must begin the school year five days later than normal.  He noted that the district will still have exams prior till winter vacation and there will be 86 days in the first semester and 96 days in the second semester.  Mr. Hall stated that school will end the Thursday after Memorial Day and for teachers on Friday.  He took the opportunity to thank the Board, Dr. Binggeli, and Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, for allowing this item to be fast tracked and going once for Consent without prior information.   Mr. Hall stated that the district's primary purpose is to inform our employees, public, students and our community as early as possible so they can start planning.



Motions:
Approve the revisions to the School Year Calendar Standards and approve the revised 2013-2014 school year calendar.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Facilities Services

32. Conversion of Cocoa High School to a Jr/Sr High School and Conversion of Clearlake Middle School to an Adult Education/ALC/Ancillary Facility
Attachment: Clearlake - Cocoa Conversion Project Budget 3-5-13.pdf
Attachment: Schedule for Conversion of Cocoa and Clearlake 2-18-13.pdf
Attachment: Final Programming Documents 3-5-13.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy asked for clarification in regard to the recommendation. She requested that it placed on the record her concerns of the cost for the conversion be over a million dollars.  Ms. Kneessy stated that the cost is estimated for the record as $1.039,228.  She questioned whether the Board could approve the $81,000 for the Phase I pre-construction and not approve the one million this evening.

Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, stated that the action before you is to approve the design portion of the project. The purpose is to get actual construction drawings to the project manager can use to formulate his guaranteed maximum price.  He noted that as the conceptual estimate get more towards reality, the price will come down.  He noted another component is there is $260,000 embedded into the price for the cost of moving and setting up five portables.  Mr. Theodore stated the we are being conservative with the price and firmly believes the district will come under a million dollars.

Ms. Kneessy asked Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, if the Board can approve the last item since she cannot agree with the first two items.   Mr. Bistline suggested that the Board approve the item since it is a "not to exceed amount" and Mr. Theodore stated that he will work to get that amount down.   Mr. Bistline stated that the Board has already taken official action that makes the work necessary and we want to make sure that the community know that we are going to follow through to make this a 7-12 high school .

Mr. Ziegler reminded the Board that we are making an investment in a community.  He feels as though the Board needs to give a solid message to the community that this will be a 7-12 high school.

Dr. Krupp noted that there is already 23 million dollars of  renovation on the campus of Cocoa High School since the early 90s.  He spoke about the size of the campus, the portables, and housing other departments onto that campus.  Dr. Krupp noted that adult ed will pay their portion and that the district is saving 100 thousand in leases moving them to Clearlake.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she has always thought that this was a great concept but feels as though converstion and the money spent is poor timing.  She requested that the Board carefully weight their words when they talk about investing in a community because given the time that we are in  and the closures that we are making it could be seen as favoritism.



Motions:

Approve in concept the project to convert Cocoa High School to a Jr/Sr High School for a project cost not to exceed $1,039,228.

Approve in concept the relocation of the Central Area Adult Education Center and the Central Area Alternative Learning Center from leased space in Rockledge to Clearlake Middle School for a project cost not to exceed $148,518. 

Approve Heard Construction, Inc. as the Design/Builder for the Phase 1 Preconstruction Services portion of these two projects under their Continuing Contract for Design/Build Services for a cost not to exceed $81,638.

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

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy stated that her comment was never intended as biased on one group for another.  She noted that her comment was that we treat all of the communities equally in terms of facilities and educational programs.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for BPS-TV Sound Bites video break at 7:26 p.m.
The Regular School Board Meeting was reconvened at 7:38 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Risk Management

34. School Board Policy Revision - #7510, Use of District Facilities
Attachment: Proposed Changes to Board Policy 7510 Use of District Facilities eff 1-3-13 (2).pdf
Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Motions:
Adopt/approve the revisions to Board Policy #7510, Use of District Facilities.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. North Area Superintendent

35. Naming of Merritt Island High School Baseball Field "Clint Hurdle Field"
Attachment: MIHS naming committee.pdf
Attachment: MIHS naming committee 2.pdf

Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to approve the naming of Merritt Island High School baseball field "Clint Hurdle Field"- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Additional Items

50. Motion to Implement Fee-Based Corridor Bussing

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler requested that Fee-Based Bussing be added onto the agenda which was postponed from the February 26, 2013 School Board meeting.  He had request it that it be postponed again since the district did not receive any information.

Dr. Murray stated she believed that Board took it off the table at the workshop.  She noted that Dr. Binggeli and Ms. Preston said that the state would only allow us only to go one way or another.  Dr. Murray stated that if the district went to fees then we would lose our state funding for transportation.

Mr. Ziegler stated we would only lose our state fund for corridor bussing not for all of our bussing.  Dr. Murray noted that Ms. Preston estimated that it would be a thousand dollars or more for families for transportation based on what other school districts were experiencing.  Dr. Murray heard the Board at the workshop say that we were not going to go there.

Ms. Preston concurred with Dr. Murray and noted that with the industry standard of calculation, the current number is $1064. and the district would be losing the funding for those students to which the district would be charging a fee.

Mr. Bistline stated there were other issues plaguing this item. The parents would have to pay upfront for the students to ride the bus because you need the money to put the busses on the road. He noted that it doesn't seem like a practical thing to do.

Dr. Krupp noted his meeting with a woman group who has been in touch with Duval County. He spoke about FirstStudentinc.com. Mr. Creach stated that a group approached him about transporting the students for $1300.

Discussion ensued about the transport of students, insurance, safety issues and volunteers. Ms. Preston cautioned parents that the district is not allowed by law to transport students in fifteen passenger vans.

Mr. Ziegler called the question.



Motions:
Implement Fee-Based Corridor Bussing as brought forth at the February 12, 2013 School Board meeting by Mr. Ziegler.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Michael Krupp- Nay
Barbara Murray- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Nay


H. Information
H. Human Resources

36. Job Description - Producer-BPSTV
Attachment: Producer - BPSTV.pdf
37. Job Description - Specialist-Communications Technology
Attachment: Spec-CommTech.pdf
H. Elementary Programs

38. Scholastic Mathematics Inventory
39. Elementary K-6 English/Language Arts (ELA) Materials Adoption
Attachment: Elementary ELA Adoption Timeline 3.pdf
40. Elementary Mathematics Textbook Adoption
H. South Area Superintendent

41. Consultant Agreement between Harbor City Elementary and Learning-Focused
Attachment: Harbor City - Learning Focused - May 2013.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

42. Merritt Island High School Field Trip to San Luis Obispo, California
Attachment: StangSat field trip.pdf
43. Titusville High School German Club trip to Helen, Georgia
Attachment: Helen Georgia Trip.pdf
H. Facilities Services

44. DCR Storage Portable T-033 at Croton Elementary School

I. Staff Reports
45. Staff Reports

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 Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp noted that had the opportunity to hand out grant checks from Brevard Schools Foundation to Apollo, Riverview, Astronaut High School and Pinewood Elementary School.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the Wall of Fame (mid 1800s to the present) for Black History Month at Apollo Elementary School.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the North Division or Science and Art Fair at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School.

Dr. Krupp noted the he and Mr. Ziegler attended the League of Cities meeting.

Dr. Krupp brought to the attention of the Board that in our rush to get Scribbles online with our pay for out-of-area, several employees have called to find out why they are having to pay for out-of-area applications when the policy states that they can enroll their student in the school that they work.   The Board stated that the school that the child is attending is still an out-of-area school and not the home school for the student because their parent works at the school.

Ms. Henderson had no report.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she attended her first Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meeting. She stated that the lawsuit that was pending with the Department of Revenue has been finalized.

Ms. Kneessy noted she met with a committee that comprised of BFT members, ESE, Dr. Beth Thedy to talk about the direction of ESE.  She stated that she was pleased with the direction of this new committee since they are focused on solutions.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she delivered grant checks to Ocean Breeze, Satellite Beach and Roy Allen Elementary School for Mr. Ziegler.

Ms. Kneessy noted that Scotty Culp, a very loyal volunteer from Satellite High School, passed away and she will be missed.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the Stone Middle School AVID Demonstration School screening.  He stated that there were six AVID Demonstration Schools in Florida, three of which are in Brevard County.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he was unable to deliver all of his mini-grants since he chose to go to Tallahassee to see Representative Steve Crisafulli be sworn in as a speaker designate.  He stated that he had popped into a number of Legislative offices since it was not an official day and it was very informal.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Kevin Thornton, Director of Food Services, and Amy Fuller, Nutritionist, for joining him at his District 5 Student Advisory Council Meeting.  He invited anyone that wishes to attend one of their meetings.  Mr. Ziegler noted that the next meeting will be April 8, 2013 at Eau Gallie High School in which Congressman Posey will be speaking.

Mr. Ziegler noted that the Orlando Regional Robotics Tournament was this past weekend. He spoke of an accident in which the trailer carrying the robots was rear ended and how the team came together working with other teams around the world to rebuild two new robots.  The team met with Bob Cabana, Astronaut and Dean Kamen, Founder of First Robotics, who were impressed on how the students handles a real world crisis.  Mr. Ziegler thanked all of the parents and the mentors, who worked with the students.

Dr. Murray piggybacked on Mr. Ziegler's comments about the Robotics Team.  She noted that the teams were from Cocoa High School and Merritt Island High School, which are rival schools, who became one along with Holy Trinity.  Dr. Murray stated that we are very proud of them.

Dr. Murray noted that she was at Freedom 7 and met with the PYP Accreditation renewal committee from Minnesota and Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Murray noted that she went to Stevenson Elementary to give a grant check of $1500.

Dr. Murray noted that she went to Tallahassee and met with some of our Delegation in honor of Representative Crisafulli.

Dr. Murray congratulated the Brevard Cultural Alliance on the Art of Sand at the Brevard Zoo.  She stated that the exhibit was remarkable this year and encouraged everyone to attend.

Dr. Murray stated that she looks forward on being a judge in the School Board Art Show along with Dr. Binggeli.


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

Minutes: 
Dr. Binggeli thanked Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communication, for pulling together several different groups that will be looking strategically at the finances using a process called a board of reference.

M. Adjournment
49. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board meeting of March 12, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.






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