03-24-2017 Special Meeting (General Counsel Finalist Selection)


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida for the purpose of general counsel finalist selection. Notice of the meeting was advertised in Florida Today on Monday, March 20, 2017. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairperson Misty Belford called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Andy Ziegler

A. Moment of Silence
A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

Chairperson Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.


A. Entertainment
A. Board Member Recognitions
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Motions:
Adopt the March 24, 2017, Special Meeting (General Counsel Finalist Selection) agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
5. Public Comment

Minutes: There were no public comments.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

6. Selection of General Counsel Finalists
Attachment: Cocotas, Vivian.pdf
Attachment: Envall, Amy.pdf
Attachment: Fernandez, Eileen.pdf
Attachment: Moes, Brian.pdf
Attachment: Shaddock, Molly.pdf
Attachment: Withers, Richard.pdf
Attachment: Zilaitis, Frank.pdf
Minutes: 

Board members deliberated on the seven general counsel applicants that had been interviewed on March 14, 2017.  Board Members initially provided their respective top three to four candidates and are as follows:

  • Mr. Ziegler: Envall, Moes, Withers
  • Ms. Descovich: Cocotas, Envall, Shaddock
  • Mr. Susin:   Envall,  Shaddock, Withers (changed to Moes), Zilaitis
  • Mr. Craig:  Cocotas, Envall, Shaddock
  • Ms. Belford:  Cocotas, Envall and Fernandez

After discussion, Mr. Susin changed his selection of Mr. Withers to Mr. Moes.  

Tally of Board recommendations:

  • Envall = 5
  • Cocotas = 3
  • Shaddock = 3
  • Moes = 2
  • Withers = 1
  • Fernandez = 1
  • Zilaitis =1        

It was determined by the members to bring back Amy Envall, Vivian Cocotas, Molly Shaddock and Brian Moes for a final interviews on March 28, 2017.

Dr. Kindt asked for the members to provide questions for the final interview by close of business on Monday, March 27.  Board members asked for Dr. Kindt to request the applicants  provide a 10 minute presentation of what their start up plan would look like if selected.



Motions:
Amend the original motion to approve the selection of candidates to bring back for final interviews on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to include the names of those applicants chosen.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:
Approve the selection of the following candidates to bring back for final interviews on March 28, 2017: Vivian Cocotas, Amy Envall, Brian Moes and Molly Shaddock.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Matthew Susin
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
L. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
7. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairperson Belford adjourned the meeting at 10:53 a.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).








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