03-22-2011 Special School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 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 17, 2011. 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 A. Murray called the Special School Board Meeting of March 22, 2011 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 (Tiara Salome, 5th Grade, South Lake Elementary )
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Vishal Patel, 6th grade student from South Lake Elementary School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Vishal Patel, 6th Grade, South Lake Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tiara Salome, 5th grade student from South Lake Elementary.

A-5. Entertainment (South Lake Elementary Dance Troupe)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

South Lake Elementary Dance Troupe, under the direction of Instructor Mark Meyers, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, performed one additional number.

Chairman Murray took this opportunity to thank Mr. Meyers and his students for entertaining the Board.

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

Recognition Addition
C-8.   School Library Media Month

Consent Addition
F-15.   Audit Committee Representative
F-31.   Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Quantico, Virginia, and Washington, D. C.
F-36.   Suspension without Pay of Certificated Employee, Raul M. Montes

Consent Revision
F-14.   Student Expulsions
F-19.   Public Sale of Series 2011 Revenue Allocation Notes
F-24.   Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Service Agreements
F-35.   2011-2012 Student Accommodation Plan   



Motions:
Adopt the agenda for the Regular School Board meeting of March 22, 2011 and its 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. Board Office/Superintendent

52. Special Recognition from Brevard Schools Foundation

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli stated to the Board that there will be a special presentation that brought together the Merritt Island Class of 1970. He then introduced Mason Williams, President of Brevard Schools Foundation.

Mr. Williams announced that Merritt Island High School, Class of '70, pledged to donate $3.1 million to benefit students in Brevard Public Schools. He stated that it is the largest donation ever given to the Brevard Schools Foundation. The donation will be divided into three programs: $1 million to complete the sports facility improvements at Merritt Island High School, $100,000 donation for the replacement of the Merritt Island High School band uniforms and $2 million will be benefiting the students who participate in the Take Stock in Children program. The Take Stock in Children program is a statewide drop-out prevention program providing mentors and scholarships, along with hope, to the disadvantaged students in Brevard County.

Marilyn Fashano, Director of Take Stock in Children, presented to Mr. Lowe a framed certificate, as a token of appreciation, for the generous donation made by the Merritt Island Alumni Class of '70.

 Mr. Williams then introduced Mike Lowe, Alumni spokesman for the Class of '70, said a few words about the background history of  the Class of '70 and how this donation came about. He presented a check along with Tom Garrow to Jimmy Higginbotham, Band Director at MIHS, for $100,000 for the replacement of band uniforms.  Mr. Lowe introduced Tom Garrow, alumni of the Class of '70, to make another announcement.

Mr. Garrow stated that this donation will have no shelf life as along as certain provisions of anonymity. He hoped that other alumni groups of Merritt Island will join the Class of '70 Foundation. Mr. Garrow stated that you can count on them and do not want the opportunities in Brevard County to go away when the space shuttle program ends.

Mr. Garrow and Mr. Lowe invited the Alumni Class of '70 to stand and be recognized.

Dr. Binggeli  stated that he had expressed his gratitute to the MI Alumni Class of '70 in a private setting but stated publicly on behalf of the 73,000 students in Brevard,  that through this program they have the opportunity of college alive for them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

B. District Communications

7. Spotlight on Education
Attachment: stephaniehallspotlight.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Stephanie Hall, Principal of Sabal Elementary, who gave a presentation of Sabal's implementation of a positive behavior support program. She mentioned that Sabal is one of four schools selected to pilot Florida's Positive Behavior Support Program. Jason Lobley, District Coordinator for Positive Behavior Support gave a brief overview of the program for the Dr. Binggeli, School Board Members and the viewing audience. The presentation is attached.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Elementary Programs

8. School Library Media Month
Attachment: Library Media Month.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the resolution.

Motions:
Adopt the Resolution stating that the School Board of Brevard County wishes to recognize and endorse the observance of April 2011 as School Library Media Month in Brevard County Public Schools..- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Secondary Programs

9. Proclamation Declaring April 2011 Florida Service-Learning Month
Attachment: Service-Learning Resolution 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution. 

Motions:

Adopt a resolution proclaiming April 2011 as Florida Service-Learning Month.

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

Motion Minutes: Dr. Krupp charged BCC with bringing back Service Learning so that once the students graduate from high school, they can continue with Service-Learning at the college level.
10. Proclamation Declaring the Third Tuesday in April ~ "Academic Scholarship Signing Day"
Attachment: Board Agenda Item ~ Academic Scholarship Signing Day ~ Proclamation 03222011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution.

Motions:

Approve the "Proclamation Declaring the Third Tuesday in April ~ Academic Scholarship Signing Day" as encouraged by Section 1001.43 (14), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

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

C. North Area Superintendent

11. Resolution - Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week
Attachment: RESOLUTION.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the proclamation.

Motions:
Proclaim April 11-15, 2011 as Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Curriculum and Instruction

12. Response to Intervention (RtI)
Attachment: RtIBoard Presentation March 2011 final.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs, and Pam Treadwell, Director of Exceptional Education Support Services, presented to the Board and the viewing audience the Response to Intervention (RtI) Program.

Ms. Kneessy questioned whether this was time intensive for the teaching staff.  Dr. Spadaccini responded in the affirmative. Ms. Kneessy questioned Dr. Spadaccini which level (Elementary, Middle or High School) does the majority of the referrals come from. Dr. Spadaccini stated that in her opinion that most of the referrals come from the elementary level.

Ms. Kneessy stated that was the responses that she also thought and explained the reason she was bringing this up was because some of the schools for next year are looking at having a part time counselor to cover a time intensive program that it Federal and State mandated. She stated that she is using this for her advocacy position for the elementary guidance counselor position.

Dr. Binggeli gave some history on his experience with the RtI process in another district and how over the course of a few years streamlined the process implementation.

Ms. Kneessy questioned who is the person that is responsible for coordinating, evaluating, following up on the student, making sure the intervention is in place. Dr. Spadaccini stated that in most elementary schools the primary person responsible is the guidance counselor since they do the child study process as well.

Dr. Murray agreed with some of what was being said but stated that some of this was merely best practices and the teachers need to take some responsibility. She stated in the current day when more is requested of teachers, if they engage in these practices early on, it is more of a time savings in the end.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli, Dr. Spadaccini and Ms. Treadwell in regard to the time constraint for the staff, the evaluation of the student, and the budget concerns with this process.

 


E. Public Discussion
13. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated that the Board would not respond to comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate them and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

1. Coleen Ward, Melbourne - Title I Schools and Shared Services
2. Debra Greco, Cocoa - Jobs Fund Allocation
3. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - SB 830/ HB 1021
4. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
5. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Class Size Amendment

Chairman Murray expressed her appreciation to the speakers for their willingness to speak to the Board.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

14. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: Expulsions 3.22.11.pdf (Confidential Item)
15. Audit Committee Representative
Attachment: Frank D. Zilaitis.pdf
F. Financial Services

16. Financial Statements with Budget Amendments for the period ending January 31, 2011
Attachment: January 2011 Financials.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #5 - January 31 2011.pdf
Attachment: Explanations for January 31 2011 Budget Amendment.pdf
F. Accounting Services

18. Warrants Written for the Month of February, 2011
Attachment: Warrants - Feb 2011.pdf
19. Public Sale of Series 2011 Revenue Anticipation Notes
Attachment: 2011 RAN Resolution Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2011 RAN POS.pdf
F. Risk Management

20. Above Ground and Underground Fuel Storage Tank Insurance Policy
Attachment: 2010-11 Ins. Policy, UST & AST - Proposal - ACE.pdf
21. School Board Property Insurance Policy Renewal
F. School Food and Nutrition

22. 2011-12 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Attachment: 11-12 FFVP Memo FINAL.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

23. Property Disposal
Attachment: MAR_22_11.pdf
F. Human Resources

25. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 03-22-11.pdf
26. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 03-22-11.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

28. Elementary Science Instructional Materials Adoption
F. South Area Superintendent

30. Melbourne High School Robotics Trip to St. Louis, Missouri
Attachment: MHS Robotics Team to St. Louis April 2011.pdf
31. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Quantico, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Bayside NJROTC Washington, D.C. April-May 2011.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

32. Field Trip - McNair Middle School Science Bowl Team - National Competition in Washington, D.C.
Attachment: SchedOfEvents-McNair.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

33. Field Trip for Satellite High School AF JROTC students to fly aboard USAF HC-130 (fixed-wing aircraft) at Patrick AFB, FL.
34. Space Coast Junior Senior High FIRST Robotics field trip to Palmetto Regional Tournament Competition in Charleston, South Carolina
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1278_001.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

36. Suspension Without Pay of Certificated Employee, Raul M. Montes
Attachment: Raul Montes.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

37. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the consent agenda with the exception of those items 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. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

17. Education Jobs Fund Allocation
Attachment: Education Jobs Fund Allocation.pdf
Attachment: Comments on Education Jobs Fund.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp pulled this agenda item to state his concern as to whether there is a problem with a funding stream with the Jobs Fund and requested clarification.

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, stated that the district is reserving the funds to move forward into next year for uses that are yet to be determined. She clarified to the Board the district is spending the Jobs money this year to relieve dollars from the operating fund and reserve the like amount to carry forward to next year. She stated that the dollars are not wages and work conditions, it is simply the funding string that we are paying these employees.

Ms. Preston noted that the districts have been strongly encouraged by the Department of Education to spend these funds now and not wait until June 30 as originally planned. She also mentioned that the federal government is already looking at the school districts who have not drawn down the Jobs Fund dollars.

Mr. Bistline stated that he agreed with Ms. Preston and although the state cannot tell us how to spend the money, when it comes to wages and salaries, the district negotiates that and we are not there in the process yet.



Motions:
Approve the use of the Education Jobs Funds allocation during fiscal year 2010-11 to fund salaries and benefits of bus drivers and school-level custodians, while reserving a like amount in the Operating Fund for use in 2011-12.  The appropriate proportional share of the allocation will be forwarded to the charter schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Purchasing & Warehouse

24. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: RFP 06010JO Technology Partnership II -Reaward.pdf
Attachment: RFP 08003 Wireless Communication Renewal Rec.pdf
Attachment: 11-013JJ Classroom and Art Supplies.pdf
Attachment: 11-014BM Outdoor Aluminum Seating Installation and Repair.pdf
Attachment: ITB 11-017JJ - Paint.pdf
Attachment: ITB 11-018JO Network Infrastructure Equipment.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to question why the item 11-014BM for Outdoor Aluminum Seating and Installation and Repair, which was voted on and approved at the March 8, 2011 School Board meeting was on the agenda for approval again.

Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, stated that he will look into the matter and if there is a difference between the two items, it will be brought back at the April School Board meeting.

Ms. Kneessy suggested to Dr. Binggeli that there be a check system in place so items are not duplicated on the agenda. 



Motions:

Re-Award the Purchasing Requests for Proposal (RFP) listed below:
a) #06010/JO - Technology Partnership II - Office of Educational Technology
b) #08003/CH - Wireless Communication Services II - Office of Educational Technology

Award the Purchasing  Invitations to Bid (ITB)  listed below:
c) #11-013/JJ - Classroom & Art Supplies - Office of Warehouse Services
e) #11-017/JJ - Paint - Office of Plant Operations & Maintenance
f) #11-018/JO - Network Infrastructure Equipment - Office of Educational Technology

Removed: #11-014/BM Outdoor Aluminum Seating Repair and Installation

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

F. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

27. 2011-2012 School Year Calendar
Attachment: 2011-2012 School Year Calendar.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda to ask whether there had been community input on the making of this school year calendar.

Dr. Binggeli reminded the Board that the district had been in communications with the FDOE in regard to the calendar. He explained the calendar was formed around the winter break due to its value for the Board and the community. Beyond that the DOE limited us due to the stipulations of the testing window.

Ms. Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, stated that Bill Hall, Director of Leadership Development, was driven by the guidelines and regulations that the Board has in place.

Dr. Binggeli explained to the Board what courses of action have transpired between the district in the DOE as it relates to the calendar.



Motions:
It is recommended that the School Board adopt the school calendar for 2011-2012 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: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Secondary Programs

29. Secondary (Grades 7 through 12) Science Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: Middle School Science Instructional Materials Recommendations 2011 ~ 02172011.pdf
Attachment: High School Science Instructional Materials Recommendations 2011 ~ 02222011.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp pulled this item to discuss the adoption of the science instructional materials and its courses.

Ms. Kneessy clarified that if a high school wished to offer a specific science courses that the adoption of these science materials are what these high schools would be required to use for those particular science classes. Not all high schools will offer each class.



Motions:

Adopt the instructional materials listed as recommended by the District Secondary Science Instructional Materials Adoption Committee.

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

F. Project Management

35. 2011-12 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2011-12 Student Accommodation Plan.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to ensure that the final version of the 2011-12 Student Accommodation Plan was changed to include the following: Gardendale is not closed to outgoing for those who did not wish to participate in the year-round school.

Ms. Kneessy brought up a concern of Meadowlane Primary and Meadowlane Intermediate that was suppose to be treated as one school when Meadowlane Intermediate was built instead of bringing in portables. Her concern is that Meadowlane Intermediate is requesting 2 portables at the cost of $60,000. which is equivalent to a classroom teacher.

Dr. Binggeli, Dane Theodore, Director of Planning and Project Management, and Mark Mullins, South Area Superintendent, responded to Ms. Kneessy concerns about Meadowlane Primary and Intermediate and how the budget reduction will impact these schools.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board and the staff in regard to the above mentioned schools, out-of areas and portables.

 



Motions:
Postpone the 2011-12 Student Accomodation Plan agenda item and place on the Consent agenda at the School Board Meeting of April 26, 2011.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

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Chairman Murray called for a video break at 8:12 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:24 p.m.
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Chairman Barbara Murray took this opportunity to recognize local community leader, Dick Blake, City Councilman for Rockledge, who was in attendance.


G. Action
H. Information
H. School Choice

38. Recommend the Approval of the Amendment to Odyssey Charter School Contract
Attachment: Amended Odyssey Contract Final - April 26, 2011.pdf
39. Recommend the Renewal of the Imagine Schools at West Melbourne Charter Contract
Attachment: Attachment 1.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 A.1.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 A.2.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 B.pdf
H. Elementary Programs

40. Document Based Question Project
Attachment: Brevard Estimate A (3).pdf
41. Math Solutions, a Division of Scholastic Inc. Proposal
Attachment: Gard-Math Solutions.pdf
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

42. Independent Evaluation Services for Even Start Program
Attachment: Bigbie Consultant Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Bigbie Vida.pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

43. AVID Letter Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and the AVID Center 2011-2012
Attachment: 2011-2012 AVID Pricing Schedule.pdf
Attachment: 2011-2012 AVID Agreement.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Michael Krupp pulled this item to express his concerns about the AVID letter agreements.

Ms. Kneessy weighed in on her opinion in regard to the AVID program and her personal experience with this program.

Dr. Beth Thedy, Director of Middle School Programs, addressed the concerns that Dr. Krupp raised.

Dr. Murray mentioned to the Board that a few years ago there was a state study on AVID in which she was a member of that committee. The findings were such that AVID had very positive results towards creating better students, creating higher achievement from the high school level to make them college ready which is what the program was designed to do. She also mentioned that AVID was successful as an individual program but was misaligned with FCAT and did not help to raise scores, but that is not what AVID was designed to do.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board on their personal experiences and discussion with district personnel regarding AVID successes.

H. Student Services

44. Agreement w/School Board of Brevard County and Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Case Management Providers
Attachment: Mental Health Agreement Feb 24, 2011.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

45. Contracted Services Agreement with Dr. Bradley Greene, Quality Schools Consultant and Trainer
Attachment: BradGreene-May 2011.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

46. Titusville High School German Club trip to Helen, GA
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1371_001.pdf

I. Staff Reports
47. Staff Reports
Attachment: Staff Presentation 3-22-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, and Dr. Binggeli gave the Board an update on the 2011-2012 Budget.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Dr. Binggeli about the penalties that some districts will endure for not meeting class size and will Brevard be the recipient of any of those funds since we did meet class size.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the Florida district's which have not meet the class size amendment and were penalized,  had to write a plan on how they would get in compliance to meet class size. Once the plan was written and approved by the state, then three quarters of the penalty amount was returned to that district. The state withheld one quarter in penalty amounts which totaled $30 million dollars from all the districts that were out of compliance.

Dr. Binggeli questioned Tallahassee that if the district's are not in compliance next year after writing a plan for not being in compliance this past year, does Tallahassee come for the original three quarters of the penalty that was returned for writing the plan on how the district would meet class size, or is there just a series of writing plans. This question has not been answered at this time.

Ms. Preston added that the Legislative budget committee met and the two items of interest to Brevard was the penalty money and when those dollars would flow ($386,000) and the reimbursement of dollars incurred for the FCAT fiasco.


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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
49. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler noted the First Robotics Florida Regional that was held at UCF. Several of Brevard's teams did exceptionally well in the competition.  Cocoa Beach/Rockledge/Viera Highs Pink Team #233 came in first place, Melbourne Highs Voltage Team #386 came in second place and Merritt Island Highs Horsepower Team came in fifth place. He congratulated the teams for their fantastic job in the competition.

Mr. Ziegler thanked the Rockledge City Council for working with the Pink Team and the SWAT team to build a robot that will go into dangerous situations. He commented on the phenomenal partnership between the city and the students who create incredible products.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she would be attending Days in the Legislature in Tallahassee on March 23, 2011.

Ms. Kneessy commented how much she enjoyed the electronic version of the parent survey and looked forward to the results.

Ms. Kneessy thanked all the employees that handled the health insurance turnover like the daily reminders from Lana Saal to make sure all employees enrolled.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she read an article in the American School Board Journal regarding proprietary materials and requested the district look into having a policy on proprietary materials.

Ms. Kneessy requested the staff read the article, from the American School Board Journal, on school district's getting scammed in bidding processes.

Dr. Murray announced that the Southern Division Elementary Art and Science Fair will take place at the Melbourne Civic Auditorium starting on Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday March 24, 2011. She encouraged the public to attend.

Dr. Murray noted that several Brevard student received superior ratings at the Florida State Theatre Assessment that was held in Tampa. Hanna Sembler received superior for set design and was awarded a $6,000 a year scholarship to Savannah College of Design and Savannah Carnrite received Best of  Show in Playwriting which is equivalent to a State Championship. These students have due to their rating will perform at Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2011.

Dr. Murray congratulated Eau Gallie High Schools ROTC Cadet Group FL-031 for advancing to the final round, Level III, of the Air Force Junior ROTC Academic Bowl. Congratulations to team leader, Sam Hartford and team members, Rebecca McFadden, Ben McClimans, and Morgan Nowick.

Dr. Murray congratulated McNair Magnet School students who won the Southeastern Regional Middle School Science bowl with three teams placing in the top eight. The McNair Team will represent Florida and Southern Georgia at the National Middle School Science Bowl in April.

Dr. Murray extended these congratulations to all the student's who have place in the district, state, and national levels for representing their community so well. She also took the opportunity to thank all the teachers, parents, and sponsors of these students.

 


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

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli mentioned in regard to the AP results that not only did the students of Brevard outperformed state and nation, they outperformed the global average. He mentioned that he is immensely proud of the people that stay on mission and give the students the opportunity to excel in many areas.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he and Dr. Krupp attended Hidden Potentials. It recognized people in our schools and our community who give tremendously of themselves to serve children with a variety of special needs. He stated that it was soul rejuvenating after spending three days in Tallahassee. Dr. Binggeli stated that Ms. Dunn, Associate Superintendent of Student Services, was up for Administrator of the Year at the Hidden Potentials event. She did not win, but Dr. Binggeli stated that he was very proud of her.


M. Adjournment
51. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of March 22, 2011 was adjourned at 9:11 p.m.






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