03-12-2019 Policy Work Session & Board Workshop

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a Policy Work Session, Rule Development and Budget Workshop on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 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 14, 2019 and Thursday, February 21, 2019. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Tina Descovich called the meeting to order at: 2:42 p.m.

The meeting start time was delayed due to a prior meeting running long.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Descovich led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Policy Work Session - Board Policy 2461 Recording of IEP Meetings
Attachment: 2461 Executive Summary, Neola, New Proposed (2-7-19).pdf
Minutes: Christine Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, provided the Board and viewing audience information about the new policy recommendation. There was discussion regarding parental notification. The following statement will be added to communication to parents: "Recording of IEP proceedings is prohibited unless requested by the parent at least five (5) days in advance."
5. Rule Development - Board Policy 2510 Adoption of Textbooks
Attachment: 2510 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean and Form (2-7-19).pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, provided the Board information of the recommendation to delete this policy.

Opportunity was provided at this time for the public to make comments on the recommendation to delete Board Policy 2510 Adoption of Textbooks.

There were no speakers.

6. Rule Development - Board Policy 2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment
Attachment: 2520 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean, Forms (2-7-19).pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, provided information about the recommended revision. Discussion and questions ensued. Clarification was provided.

Ms. Descovich asked for someone to walk her through the objectionable material process for reconsideration.

Ms. Envall and Ms. Cline provided some explanation and clarification.  Board members had questions about the assigned committee. If the decision for recommendation of a book is appealed, Ms. Descovich feels that a School Board member should be part of the appeal process.

Ms. Envall will make the changes as discussed.

Opportunity was provided for the public to make comments regarding the recommended changes to Board Policy 2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment.

There were no speakers.

7. Budget
Attachment: Budget Workshop 3-12-19.pdf

Pennie Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, went over the presentation which included:

  • Florida's Long-range Outlook
  • Recession Possibility
  • Governor's Budget
  • Legislative Leadership Stance

General Fund Budget - Process

  • Budget Timeline
  • Division Needs (Information Only)

Capital Outlay Budget

  • What we Know...and Don't Know
  • Budget Timeline
  • Capital Planning Committee
  • Division Requests
  • Anticipated Available LCI Funding


Closing Remarks
8. Closing Remarks

9. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich concluded the meeting at: 4:33 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).