03-13-2012 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 13, 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, March 8, 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 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

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray noted that on March 6, 2012, Brevard County Sheriff Deputy Barbara Pill was killed in the line of duty. In her honor, every kindergarten to high school student was told of her bravery. She noted that the flags were flown at half-staff for Deputy Pill followed by a moment of silence to reflect her service and sacrifice.

A moment of silence was held for Jessica Bailer, 1st grade student from Imperial Estates Elementary School, and Sheriff Deputy Barbara Pill, who passed away unexpectedly.


A-3. Invocation (Kishan Ghayal, 6th Grade, Indialantic Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Kishan Ghayal, 6th grade student from Indialantic Elementary School, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Kelli Snellman, 6th Grade, Indianlantic Elemantary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Kelli Snellman, 6th grade student from Indialantic Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Indialantic Intermediate Strings)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Indialantic Elementary Intermediate Strings, under the direction of Music Director, Linda Swartout; and Strings Consultant, Laura Pinfield, who entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Ms. Swartout and Ms. Pinfield and their students for entertaining the Board this evening.

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Chairman Dr. Murray called for a brief recess at 5:40 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:44 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:

Revised Consent Agenda
F-13. Student Expulsions



Motions:
Approve the adoption of the agenda for the School Board meeting of March 13, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
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 noted this evening's spotlight is Brevard Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.  He introduced Janice Scholz, Director of Career and Technical Education.

After a video clip, Ms. Scholz explained all the CTE opportunities that Brevard Public Schools offers to its students.

B. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

8. Recognition of New National Board Certified Teachers and Renewal NBCTs
Attachment: Brevard Ranks in top 12 NB 2011.pdf
Attachment: List of NBCTs Mar 2012.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Dr. Pat Shelton, Director of Certification and Instructional Professional Development.

Dr. Shelton noted that over the past thirteen years, Brevard's National Board Certified Teacher support program has a cumulative total of NBCTs certified of 645 and are now ranked twelfth in nation for 2011-2012 on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website.

Dr. Shelton mentioned that although the support for the State has declined, the District's support as well as support from teachers, administrators, the Office of Certification and Professional Development, Brevard Schools Foundation and the School Board has remained strong for the past twelve years.

The teachers were congratulated by Dr. Binggeli, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, and Pat Shelton, Director of Certification and Professional Development. Please see the agenda item for the list of names of the teachers receiving this special recognition.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Curriculum and Instruction

9. Student Achievement Measures
Attachment: Student Achievement Presentation1.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, who presented to the School Board and the community information on Student Achievement (presentation attached to the agenda item).

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked Mrs. Van Meter and her staff for all the hard work that went into the Student Achievement presentation.  She stated that it was a true picture of the Brevard County School report card.

Dr. Binggeli spoke about cut scores and said that the way that you raise standards is by placing challenging coursework in front of the students, and you do everything that you can to help them get there. He also mentioned that if our students have a passion or a drive in a particular area, we want to give them an avenue toward excellence.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the Cocoa Bionic Tigers for achieving first place for Region III and winning the Innovation and Control award by Rockwell Automation in the World Regional Robotics Competition in Orlando, Florida. In that same competition, the Pick Team (Cocoa Beach, Rockledge and Viera High) took first place in Region II and the Regional Chairmans Award (highest award).  Dr. Binggeli stated that there were 64 teams gathered from all over the world, divided into three regions, and Brevard students took first place in two of the three regions. Teams were from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Dominican Republic, Australia and Germany.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

10. High School Feedback Report
Attachment: 2010 High School Feedback Report.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of the Office of Accountability, Testing & Evaluation, who gave a presentation of the High School Feedback Report.

Ms. Henderson requested a copy of the presentation on the FCAT scores since she is on the FCAT committee for the Central Florida School Boards Coalition.

D. Adult/Community Education

11. Announcement of Grant Award from United States Department of Education

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Ms. Van Meter, who announced the Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant from the United States Department of Education for "Zoo Explorers South".  She explained to the Board and the community that being award this grant will provide opportunities for children with limited opportunities for fee based programs. It will also support the creation of jobs and assistance to the school age budget in the amount of $80,000 annually.

Ms. Van Meter introduced the following staff who each explained a part of the program and its impact to the students, district, and community:

John Wigley, Director of Adult and Community Education
Jackie Francisco, Project Coordinator, 21st CCLC Grants
Debi Embry, Coordinator of School Age Child Care Programs
Todd Forschino, At Explorers Project Manager

Mr. Wigley presented the grant check to Chairman Dr. Murray and Superintendent Dr. Binggeli in the amount of $3,080,000.00.


E. Public Discussion
12. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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 but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

1. Michael Martin, Merritt Island - CTE Spotlight
2. Raymond Byrd, Cocoa Beach - CTE Spotlight
3. Jessica Kearney, Cocoa - Patriotism in Schools
4. Chandler Myron, Cocoa Beach - CTE Spotlight
5. Hallie Hendrix, Palm Bay - CTE Spotlight
6. Dan Roberts, Palm Bay - CTE Spotlight
7. Dr. David Hosley, Titusville - CTE Spotlight
8. Adrian Laffittee, Rockledge - CTE Spotlight
9. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
10. Steve Thomas, Indian Harbor Beach - Teacher Evaluation System
11. Debbie Sandstrom, Titusville - Labor Relations
12. Verron Wegear - Indialantic - Languages in Schools**

**Left the meeting early.

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked this evening's speakers and mentioned that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

13. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 3.13.2012 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
14. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

15. Financial Statements with the Operating, Food Service, and Special Revenue American Recovery Reinvestment Act Budget Amendments for the Period Ending January 31, 2012
Attachment: January 31, 2012 Financials.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #5 - January 31 2012.pdf
Attachment: Food Service Budget Amendment #2 - January 31, 2012.pdf
Attachment: Special Revenue Funds American Recovery Reinvestment Act #1 - January 31, 2012.pdf
Attachment: Jan 2012 budget amendment explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

16. Issuance of Series 2012 Revenue Anticipation Notes
Attachment: 2012 RAN Resolution Draft.pdf
17. Warrants for the Month of February, 2012
Attachment: February 2012 Warrant List.pdf
F. Risk Management

18. Aboveground and Underground Fuel Storage Tank Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: 2012-13 UST-AST Renewal Proposal.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

19. Property Disposal
Attachment: MAR 13 run feb 20.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters and Inspection Report &Pictures of Assets 000002050and000005052.pdf
20. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: Copy of 12-011DR Fire Alarm Systems Installation Award Recommendation Revised 2-22-2012 FINAL.pdf
F. Transportation

21. Edgewood Parking Compound 3 Year Lease Agreement Extension Renewal
Attachment: lease extension_edgewood.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 03-13-12.pdf
23. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 03-13-12.pdf
F. School Choice

27. Recommend the Approval of the Emma Jewel Charter Academy Contract
Attachment: Emma Jewel District FINAL.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

28. District Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

29. District Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
F. Adult/Community Education

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

32. District ESE Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption - Access Points
Attachment: Access Points-SocialStudies.pdf
33. 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
F. South Area Superintendent

34. 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
35. Contracted Services Agreement between Palm Bay High School and Bob Tryanski Presents
Attachment: Palm Bay High Student Council - Bob Tryanski Presents - April 2012.pdf
F. Educational Technology

36. E-Rate Funding Year 15 (2012-2013) Request for Services
37. Structured Cabling Infrastructure Upgrade Project for Two Schools
F. Facilities Services

38. Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data
Attachment: Certification Form.pdf
39. Resolution Confirming the 2011 Changes to the School Board Member District Boundaries
Attachment: RESOLUTION.pdf
Attachment: 2011 School Board Member District Redistricting Documents.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

40. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Compensation & Benefits

24. Employee Benefits Consulting Services
Attachment: Willis Finalist Meeting - Brevard - Final.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to clarify on his request to get a list of what the consultant would do not the district. He stated that Susan Standley, Director of Compensation & Benefits, filled in a timely manner.  Ms. Ziegler stated that he would be requested some in depth analysis from the consultants to guide the district in making the best possible choices for the employees.

Motions:

Approve the selection of Willis of Florida, Inc. to provide benefits consulting services to BPS effective 4/1/12. The term of the contract is five years and includes provisions for exiting the contract for non-performance based on agreed-upon notifications time frames. The annual fee-for-service cost is $145,000, paid monthly, and includes 15 percent at risk to the vendor if end-of-year performance assessments do not reach agreed-upon levels. This amount is approximately $25,000 less than amounts paid in calendar 2011 for benefits consulting services.

 

The Willis final RFP presentation is attached for further information.

- 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

25. 2012-2013 School Year Calendar
Attachment: 2012-2013 School Year Calendar Draft.pdf
Minutes: 

The two agenda items that pertained to the School Year Calendar was pulled by Dr. Krupp, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Kneessy.

Dr. Krupp began the discussion by stating that he is in favor of the early start calendar since it effects everything from testing to the advance placement programs like dual enrollment.  He stated that having a late calendar is too damaging as far as the academic progress.

Ms. Kneessy echoed Dr. Krupp sentiments. She stated that she has been supportive of the early calendar all along even though at the last Board meeting on February 28, 2012 it sounded like she was not.  Ms. Kneessy stated that her intent was to make the community aware that in August if Tallahassee forced the later start date due to the changes in FCAT cut scores, which would remove Brevard from being a high performing district, and it would take away the early start date this coming school year.  Ms. Kneessy stated that she is supporting the early start date.

Ms. Henderson stated that her stance has not changed and is still in favor of the early start date.  She stated that the district needs to get the community and parents involved in sending a message to the Governor, who will have an opportunity to potentially make a waiver on these FCAT cut scores.  Ms. Henderson stated that a message needs to be sent to Tallahassee to let them know that the FCAT cut scores and the penalties that go along with them are not tolerated any longer.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Ms. Kneessy for bring up the issue which was a very logical to consider the later start date. He stated that starting late would have a negative impact on education and that an early start date is a vote of confidence on the teachers and administrators on maintaining a high performing district.

Dr. Murray noted that she is in support of the early start date since it is in the best interest of our student's hands down.  She also stated that it is in the best interest of the teachers as well.  Dr. Murray mentioned that the community should remember this in November.  Tallahassee should not be dictating to the county school districts when they should begin and end school. She stated that it should be a local decision and that needs to change.  Dr. Murray stated that we need to start working through the Florida School Boards Coalition and the Florida School Boards Association to give back local control of the school calendar.  She noted that this piece of legislation came about by a strong lobbying group from the theme park industry and their labor forces.  The decision in Tallahassee was not made in the best interest of children and students, it was made in the best interest of business and industry.

Dr. Binggeli made a point that we meet with parent leaders and that he articulated that there is some uncertainty with the cut scores and the district will do their very best to communicate what the uncertainty is.  He stated that the parents understood the issues that the later start date would cause with the dual enrollment and the AP testing and exam preparations.

Ms. Kneessy made a point that she is sick and tired of students not coming first in Tallahassee. She has stated when talking about charter schools that it's not about what is good for children, it's what is good for business.  Ms. Kneessy stated that she is not anti-charter schools, she is anti bad schools, whether they be private, parochial, or charter.  She feels that same was with the calendar and the state testing, we need to put students first.



Motions:
It is recommended that the School Board adopt the school calendar for 2012-2013 utilizing the exemption from Florida Statute Section 1003.621.  The exemption is to Florida Statute Section 1001.42(4)(f) for the required start date for the opening of schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

26. 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

Motions:
Reject the revisions to the School Year Calendar Standards and the later start date for the 2012-2013 school year calendar.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Secondary Programs

30. District Secondary (Grades 9-12) Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: District Secondary (Grades 9-12) Social Studies Instructional Materials Recommendations 2012.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp pulled this agenda item to bring up a concern regarding the U.S. History regular versus honors textbook.  He stated that he would like to hear from a member of the textbook adoption committee as to why the district chose to use the same textbook for two levels of classes.

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, introduced Irene Ramnarine, Social Studies Resource Teacher, who was the lead on the Social Studies Adoption Committee. The committee was comprised of teachers, administrators, parents and community members.

Ms. Ramnarine gave some background information on the committee and mentioned that all the 9-12 social studies teachers in the district have had the opportunity to review the books and complete a review to be able to give the committee their input. Every school took that information and came up with a consensus on the three books that they could choose from for adoption.

Ms. Ramnarine noted that there was not a category for regular or honors classes from the state. It was just U.S. History books. She also mentioned that the standards are the same whether it is a regular or honors course.

Dr. Krupp questioned if the book that is up for adoption this evening offers a wide variety of assignments at the honors level.

Ms. Ramnarine stated that the committee took into consideration whether the textbook provided varying activities for all levels of students.



Motions:
Approve the secondary (Grades 9-12) social studies instructional materials on the attached list as recommended by the District Secondary Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Committee.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler commented that School Board members around the country will be receiving concerns about content in the history books and their accuracy.

Ms. Ramnarine stated that prior to the state deciding on which books would be available for review, there were content specialist that needed to place their stamp of approval on it first.  She stated that these specialist had their Doctorates in History.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 8:15 p.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 8:26 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Central Area Superintendent

41. Public Hearing - Naming Sabal Elementary School Playground

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Murray declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Motions:
Hold a public hearing to approve the request by the Sabal Elementary community to name the new playground: John J. Vaughan Playground.  Dedication ceremony to take place on March 23, 2012.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

42. Teaching American History Grant Teachers' Curriculum Institute Workshops
Attachment: TCI contract 03.13.12.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

43. Heritage High School Blue Thunder/NASCAR STEM Challenge Team Trip to Kannapolis, North Carolina
Attachment: Heritage High NASCAR STEM Challenge Team to Kannapolis, NC - May 2012.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

44. Cocoa High School - Wounded Warrior Project Football Game

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to question the donation.  He stated that a donation can not be forced upon by an attendee. Mr. Ziegler stated that he wanted to make sure that the school had clarity.

Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney stated that the agenda item stated the price change. He said that maybe the school might want to up the price of the ticket by $2 and leave it at that.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board in regard to the donation and rising the cost of the tickets.

Chairman Dr. Murray requested that Mr. Bistline bring more information to the Board in regard to donation to charitable events and ticket sales.

H. North Area Superintendent

45. Titusville High School German Club Trip to Helen, GA
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2578_001.pdf
46. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Central Middle School
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2608_001.pdf
47. Field Trip for Satellite High School AF JROTC Students to Fly Aboard USAF HC-130
48. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Johnson Middle School
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2621_001.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to discuss the more restrictive dress code. She stated that the request is taking a section in the School Board policy that the Board does not approve of and making it okay.  Ms. Kneessy is referring to spacers or retainers where facial piercings are worn.

Mr. Bistline stated that there was a recent case that placing a flesh colored spacer in the face instead of gaping hole, which the court found reasonable, is where this request originated.

Ms. Henderson stated that she remembers that the spacers were found to be less offensive then placing a band-aid over the pierced holes.

Mr. Bistline stated that this was upheld by the District court in Orlando and the Federal court in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she is not opposed to what is being said but we need to change the district policy to reflect the court's decision.

Dr. Binggeli stated that we would consult with the Leadership team and come back to the Board, prior to the next school year, that might be a policy change.

49. Space Coast Junior Senior High School FIRST Robotics Field Trip to St. Louis, MO
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2623_001.pdf
H. Facilities Services

50. 2012-13 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2012-13 Student Accommodation Plan.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to state for the record and to diminish some parents concern that the Student Accommodation Plan is not a quiet, sneaky way to change the sibling preference policy.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the Student Accommodation Plan in no way changes the sibling preference. If any changes are made to the sibling preference policy, it will come back to the Board at a later date this year for the following school year.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray clarified, for an additional time, that sibling preference for choice schools will not be addressed by this Board until later this year for implementation the following year (2013-2014).

Dr. Krupp had questions on the portables being requested at schools that are under 80 percent capacity.  Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, stated that the portables are requested by the principals based on special programs and vetted very carefully by the area superintendents. They are then passed along to Facilities.


I. Staff Reports
51. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
52. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy had no report.

Ms. Henderson noted that she attended the district science fair with Dr. Binggeli,  Dr. Krupp and Ms. Demmon.  She stated that the students and the teachers around the district do a wonderful job. She mentioned how innovative the students are and the teachers are there to guide them every step of the way.

Ms. Henderson commented on the CTE program and the great community that we have in Brevard for their generosity and support in our educational programs.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Jessica Kearney, Cocoa High School ROTC student, who spoke about the flag etiquette.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended, along with Dr. Binggeli, the Regional Robotics Competition. He congratulated the Bionic Tigers and the Pink Team for being on the same alliance that won the event.

Dr. Krupp mentioned to the Board that he has been in touch with Ann Marie Brush, former HR Director and Principal, who is now the driving force behind the North Guild for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.  She brought it to his attention to act on the opportunity to bring the BSO to Titusville and requested his assistance.  Dr. Krupp filled the Board in on some of the research that was done to help to achieve the BSO performing in Titusville since it has been 17 years.  He stated that Ms. Brush has been able to garner a date, Sunday, December 2, 2012.  Dr. Krupp stated that is would not cost the district anything and she would pay the $15,000 for the BSO to perform in Titusville.  He also mentioned that all three high schools (Astronaut High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, and Titusville High) choral groups would be invited to participate in the concert.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that instead of making changes to the Board Policy for this one event,  the Board could make an exception in relationship to this BSO event.  There is rational

Mr. Bistline agreed with Ms. Kneessy since this is a special case, it would require an agenda item to be brought forth before the Board instead of changing the School Board policy.

Chairman Dr. Murray requested that Dr. Binggeli bring this back to the Board to move forward with this event.

Dr. Binggeli asked if there would be a fee involved since three of our high schools would be participating.  Dr. Krupp stated that there would be a nominal fee.

Dr. Murray thanked the Brevard School Foundation for awarding $10,000 worth of mini-grants. She congratulated all of the recipients of the grants.  Dr. Murray noted that she went to Roosevelt to hand out an award and told a story of her visit.

Dr. Murray congratulated the Career & Technical Education Student and the National School Board Certified teachers. She congratulated the National Merit Scholars, in which we have a large number of students qualify, which is a direct reflection not only on the parent and the student, but also the teachers.

Dr. Murray took this opportunity to congratulate Karen Henderson, School Board Member, for earning the Florida School Board Association certificate. She joins Ms. Kneessy and Mr. Ziegler, who have previously received this certificate.

Dr. Murray ended her report on a personal note in which she rarely does.  She wished her husband, Dr. Ken Murray, a happy 30th anniversary.


L. Superintendent's Report
54. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli noted that he attended the Elementary Science and Art Fair in the North Area schools. He stated how phenomenal these students are and complimented the teachers, parents, and judges for helping them along the way and becoming successful future high school students.

M. Adjournment
55. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of March 13, 2012 was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.






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