04-08-2014 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, March 25, 2014. 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: Chairman Karen Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

Chairman Henderson requested a moment of silence for Esau Davis, a fifth grader from Imperial Estates who recently passed away.

A. Invocation (Madison Wasden - JMS)
3. Invocation


Madison Wasden, 8th grade student from Jackson Middle School, read the invocation.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Carly Fisher & Terrel Sutherland - JMS)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Carly Fisher and Terrel Sutherland, 8th graders from Jackson Middle School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (JMS- Mixed Choir (8th Grade))
5. Entertainment


Eighth grade Mixed Choir from Jackson Middle School, under the direction of chorus and orchestra director, Alexandria Reetz, entertained the Board and viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and then played one additional number.

Chairman Henderson thanked Ms. Reetz and her students for their performance.

Chairman Henderson called for a short recess at 5:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:43 p.m.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Administrative Staff Recommendations Revisions
A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Consent Additions
F-13. Student Expulsions

Information Revisions
H-46. Policy Review


Approve the April 8, 2014 agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Dr Binggeli recognized the following:

Lisa Kratz for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at DeLaura Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 months) at West Shore Junior Senior High School, effective April 9, 2014.

Amy Evans for her reclassification and transfer from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay Magnet High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal at DeLaura Middle School, effective April 9, 2014.

Cynthia Ford for her retirement as principal of Ralph Williams Elementary School effective July 31, 2014.


Approve the reclassification/transfer of Lisa Kratz from the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at DeLaura Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective April 9, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.


Approve the reclassification/transfer of Amy Evans from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay Magnet High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at DeLaura Middle School, on annual contract, effective April 9, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.


Accept the retirement of Cynthia Ford, Principal at Williams Elementary School, effective July 31, 2014.


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

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Community Relations

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: Kennedy Middle School principal, Richard Myers, along with Barbara Sweeney, Cambridge Program coordinator and AVID coordinator, Beth Tyre, shared how students from Kennedy Middle School's AVID Cambridge programs give back to the community.
B. Middle School Programs/K-12

9. K-12 School Board Student Art Show Recognition

Minutes: Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction explained about the School Board Art Show and discussed the recognitions that would be presented.  She introduced Bridget Geiger, K-12 Visual Arts Resource Teacher and School Board Art Show Coordinator along with Brittany Williams, Brevard Art Educator's Association (BAEA) President, who made the recognition and awards presentations. A program listing the  2014 Art Award Winners  and participants is available in the Board office.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Career and Technical Education

10. Industry Certification Results Update
Attachment: 12-13 Ind Cert Results Book Final.pdf
Attachment: Industry Certification Board Update April 2014.pdf

Janice Scholz, director of Career and Technical Education, presented the Industry Certification results for school year 2012-2013. The presentation is attached to the agenda item.

Dr. Krupp asked Ms. Scholz to explain the differences between the ASE assessment and the FLADA in reference to page 46.

Ms. Scholz said the FLADA is put together by the Florida Automotive Dealers Association. Everyone is required to take the ASE exam and the FLADA is offered to select students.

Dr. Krupp asked Ms. Scholz to identify how in depth the ASE certification is. She said there are eight assessments. He further mentioned that he knew that automotive technology was probably one of the most expensive certification areas to keep on board and wanted to know what we are doing to ensure they have latest and greatest equipment. Ms. Scholz said that one of the requirements of the "bonus" money is that  80% goes back to the program that it was generated from minus the certification. With the additional bonus, they are able to keep the equipment up to date.

Dr. Binggeli shared that he recently visited Heritage High School where they have an auto tech class.  He said they have two brand new motors donated by Toyata.  They have state of the art equipment and it is a very advanced program. 

Dr. Binggeli wanted to sum up a couple of things.  We spent $224,000 on industry certifications and assessments.  For that money, 28% of our kids came out with something that puts them ready to work and gives them a leg up preparing them for a field they want to work in. Our teachers received $62,000 in bonus money, but we received $3.8 million in recognition monies for schools that got As. Several  of our  high schools  received As because their kids are state leaders in these industry certification programs. Four dollars for every one invested came back to us.  There are 29 industry certifciations. Only 19 of them are funded. There are other counties that have stopped offering the test on the 10 unfunded certifications because they are not making any money on them. However, it is an automatic credential to work. He wants all of us to be proud of the fact that we help our students to be successful and the last thing we are going to do is not offer an opportunity just because we can't get financial gain for it.

E. Public Comment
11. Public Comment


Chairman Henderson reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time for each speaker of three minutes. She also stated that clarification of information presented and answers to questions specific to district business and education matters will be posted on the district's home page.

  1. Regina Reid, Grandparent -  Riverview School
  2. Debra Sconiers - Riverview School
  3. Dan Bennett, BFT Vice President - Labor Relations
  4. Sharon Charles-Smith - Elimination of Center Supervisor Position at Riverview
  5. Chelsea Farrell, Assistant City Attorney, City of Titusville - School Closure Policy and Procedure
  6. Richard Smith, BFT President - Labor Relations
  7. Martha Franco, Retired Teacher, Concerned Citizen - Misc. School Issues
  8. Jenn Stokes, BFT 2nd Vice President - Labor Relations
  9. Debbie Sandstrom, Teacher, Astronaut High - Teacher Relations
  10. Teresa Welch - Trapping Student in Storage Room
  11. Misty Belford - School Closure Criteria

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Approval of Minutes
13. Student Expulsions
Attachment: Expulsions April 8, 2014.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Accounting Services

14. Warrants for the Month of February, 2014
Attachment: Warrant List - February 2014.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: e - ITB 11-014BM - Outdoor Aluminum Seating Repair and Installation - 6 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: g - RFQ 0806LH - Continuing Contract for Design-Build Services - 3 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: j - ITB 14-B-084-DW - Fire Alarm Monitoring Services.pdf
Attachment: m - RFQ 14-Q-009-KR - Continuing Contract for Construction Management Services - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 14-256-CJ-A1 - Balfour - Cocoa Beach Jr. Sr. High.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 14-251-CJ-A1 - Balfour - Merritt Island High.pdf
Attachment: f - RFQ 0802LH - Continuing Contract for Construction Mgmt Svc - 3 Month Extension.pdf
Attachment: i - ITB 14-B-078-DR - OEM Auto and Truck Parts & Accessories Re-Bid.pdf
Attachment: l - RFP 13-P-087-DK - Disposal of Surplus Textbooks.pdf
Attachment: a - SSA 14-003-CJ-A1 - Jostens - Astronaut High School.pdf
Attachment: k - ITB 14-B-068-CJ - Warehouse Stock - Office, Classroom, and Art Paper Supply-Rescind & Re-Award.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 14-354-CJ-A1 - Balfour - Edgewood Jr. Sr. High School.pdf
Attachment: h - BW 14-BW-101-DK - Pearson Assessment-Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals 5th Edition.pdf
Attachment: n - Additional String Info 4-8-14.pdf
16. Property Disposal
Attachment: April 8 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: 4-8-14 Board Letters.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 04-08-14.pdf
18. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-08-14-2.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

19. The Florida Standards Professional Development Action Plan Summer Academy
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

20. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for January and February 2014
Attachment: Head Start Policy Council and Governing Body Monthly Report_January 2014_revised.pdf
Attachment: Head Start Policy Council and Governing Body Monthly Report_February 2014_Revised.pdf
F. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

21. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Projects Roll Forward for Fiscal Year 2013
F. Project Management

22. Audubon E.S. - Design GMP for Cooling Tower and Outside Air Unit Replacements
Attachment: Audubon ES Cooling Tower and Outside Air Unit Replacement Design Phase Project Budget and Design Fee.pdf
23. Golfview E.S. Minor Renovations Phase II - Project Complete
Attachment: Golfview E.S. Minor Renovations - Change Order and Certificate of Substantial Completion.pdf
24. Madison Middle School - GMP for HVAC Replacement at Band Room
Attachment: Madison M.S. HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Worksheet.pdf
25. Jackson Middle School - GMP for HVAC Replacement at Band Room
Attachment: Jackson M.S. Replacement of HVAC GMP and Budget Sheet.pdf
26. Oak Park Elementary School - GMP for HVAC Chiller Unit Replacement
Attachment: Oak Park E.S. HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Worksheet.pdf
27. Southwest Middle School - Change Order #1 for HVAC Replacement
Attachment: Change Order #1 Southwest MS HVAC Replacement.pdf
28. Pinewood Elementary School - Change Order #1 for HVAC Replacement
Attachment: Change Order #1 Pinewood Elementary School HVAC Replacement.pdf
29. Turner Elementary School - Bid Award Phase II HVAC Upgrades
Attachment: Bid Documentation & Budget Worksheet for Turner E.S. HVAC Replacement.pdf
30. Melbourne H.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Chiller Unit)
Attachment: Melbourne HS HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
31. Jefferson M.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Chiller Unit)
Attachment: Jefferson MS HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
32. Discovery E.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Chiller Unit)
Attachment: Discovery ES HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
33. Roosevelt E.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Cooling Tower)
Attachment: Roosevelt ES HVAC Upgrades GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
34. Sabal E. S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Chiller)
Attachment: Sabal ES HVAC Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
35. Appoint School Board Representative to Palm Bay's Local Planning Agency
F. Approval of Consent

36. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda of April 8, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Facilities Services

37. 2014-15 AICE Cambridge Program Attendance Boundary Change
Attachment: AICE Cambridge Program Map 2014-2015.pdf

Chairman Henderson declared the Public Hearing open and asked if anyone wished to speak at 7:23 p.m.

There were no public speakers.

Chairman Henderson concluded the Public Hearing at 7:24 p.m.

Chairman Henderson asked if there was any discussion from the Board.

Dr. Krupp wanted to ask if a staff member could tell them why Titusville High School was dropping the Cambridge/AICE Program.  He wanted to know how many students were involved in this and what the status is going to be.

Ms. Van Meter expressed that the general sense at Titusville High was that their focus has been on the success of its AP programs and that was the direction they wanted to move forward in and that is where they feel they have more buy-in from their community.

Dr. Krupp asked Ms. Van Meter how many students were involved in the program this year and last year.

Ms. Van Meter said that she believed it was less than 30.

Hold a Public Hearing and approve the AICE Cambridge Program boundaries as shown on the attached map, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

38. Revision to Policy 7110 - Student Accommodation
Attachment: Policy 7110 Revision Package.pdf

Chairman Henderson declared the Public Hearing open and asked if anyone wished to speak at 7:27 p.m.

Chelsea Farrell, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Titusville, addressed the Board.  She provided the Board with a handout and asked for them to consider including the following to 5.5 of the procedures: A representative of the affected local government(s) will be provided an opportunity to provide input at the meeting at which the Public Hearing is conducted. Ms. Farrell said this is a suggested change for the Board's consideration. She stated that the reason is that the COC (Capital Outlay Committee) is made up of staff members and as staff members their interests are similar but not completely the same as the public officials.  The public officials' concerns are not always clearly represented by their staff members. And the public officials would like the opportunity to represent community concerns at meetings where it is appropriate.

Mr. Bistline said they had a dispute resolution regarding this topic a couple of weeks ago and they went over this topic for hours. His opinion is that the representatives of the COC represent the public officials and should be speaking for the elected officials as they work for them. With the language that is proposed, the county is in agreement. The City of Titusville is not. He recommends that the Board go with what is already on the agenda as it makes the most sense.  The public officials can speak like anyone else.

Mr. Ziegler said that the Board will always give the public officials the opportunity to speak to them, one on one if necessary. He said that he would have to follow the School Board attorney's recommendation on this. Mr. Ziegler understands the city's point and says he appreciates that at times it is more effective for  public officials to speak to the Board instead of before them. 

There were no more public speakers.

Chairman Henderson concluded the Public Hearing at 7:31 p.m.

Chairman Henderson asked if there was any more discussion. 

Mr. Ziegler commented that these are criteria that put schools on a criteria analysis list and appreciates Florida Today helping to get that point across. He cited a report by USF about the impact on schools by announcing a school is slated to be closed.  The report addressed reduced productivity and performance by schools and students when the school name has been announced. He realizes that the community wants to know the names of schools possible for closure, but as far as he knows, advising the name of the school for closure has far more negative impact.  When a school is placed on the analysis list, it really puts the entire area on the list as the Board and staff complete analysis. He is not for naming specific schools unless someone can explain to him how that benefits anyone.

Dr. Krupp said as a Board they will focus on productivity, but under 5.8, it states: Recommendations regarding potential school closures, with modifications as requested, are reviewed and discussed by the School Board as an Action Agenda Item at a School Board Meeting.  The School Board may accept, reject or modify the recommendations, or request additional recommendations. The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing. He further stated that the Board is ultimately the deciding factor and we need to move on and carry forward.

Hold a Public Hearing and approve the recommended revisions to Policy 7110 - Student Accommodation, including the Administrative Procedure for School Closure Analysis with (weighted) Criteria and Guidelines for School Closure Analysis and the Administrative Procedure for School Closure.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Risk Management

39. School Board Property Insurance Policy Renewal
H. Human Resources

40. Job Descriptions - Transportation
Attachment: Fleet Vehicle Interiors Tech.pdf
Attachment: Fleet Communications Tech.pdf
H. Curriculum & Instruction

41. Lesson Study Facilitator Trainings
Attachment: Letter from Vendor.pdf
Attachment: Sole Source Provider letter.pdf
Attachment: Certificate of Liability Insurance.pdf
Attachment: Sales and Service Agreement - Quote - Exhibit B.pdf
H. School Choice

42. Change Names of Palm Bay High School and Stone Middle School
Attachment: MSAP Grant Award Approved 10-08-13.pdf

Mr. Ziegler discussed  naming the magnet schools and asked how they were named without going before the Board.  He further questioned changing the name of a school that receives a magnet grant. He asked if we had to change the name back when the funding is gone. He said that it would suffice to say, Palm Bay High, a Magnet School, and then it can be dropped off when it no longer applies. Dr. Murray and Ms. Kneessy agree.

Ms. Archer and Ms. Kupec addressed the Board's question.  It was explained that this was past practice.  The term magnet is a designation and becomes a school choice option.

Mr. Ziegler asked for clarity on how we should proceed in the future.

Mr. Bistline said that we should take this information and find out if we are bound to change the name. We need to find out the requirements for accepting the grant.

Ms. Henderson asked Ms. Archer if she could get back with the Board what it would entail.

Dr. Krupp asked what our options are legally. 

Dr. Murray said that this designation is attached to a program delivery system.

Ms. Kneessy thanked Ms. Archer and Ms. Kupec.  Ms. Kneessy reiterated that often times the Board is asked to approve an application without the attachment.

Dr. Binggeli said he appreciated Ms. Kneessy's comments and  we will make sure that we have a procedure going forward that will keep the Board informed.

H. Middle School Programs/K-12

43. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to Iowa State University
H. Secondary Programs

44. Brevard County Students to Attend the 2014 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition
H. Adult/Community Education

45. School Age Child Care Guidelines
Attachment: SACC Guidelines.pdf
Attachment: School Age Child Care Guidelines-Summary of Changes.pdf
H. Student Services

46. Policy Review
Attachment: po5310 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5326 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5464 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5223 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5605 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5330 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5465 v.1 JA.pdf
Attachment: po5513 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5136 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5440 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5451 v.2 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5610.01 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5130 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5421 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5430 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5517 v.1 MC.pdf
Attachment: po5350 v.2 DB.pdf
Attachment: po5610 v.2 mah.pdf
Attachment: po5500 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5630.01 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po5780 v.2 mah.pdf
Attachment: po5410.01 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5410 v.2 mah.pdf
Attachment: po5460.01 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5517.03 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5330.01 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5315 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5420 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5511 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5113v.1TW.pdf
Attachment: po5200 v.1 MC.pdf
Attachment: po5463 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5630 v.1 MC.pdf
Attachment: po5880 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5335.01 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: po5460 v.1 PB.pdf
Attachment: po5722 v.1 PB.pdf

Ms. Kneessy wanted to discuss both H46 - Policy Review and H49 - Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School as both of the policies  address dress code.

Ms. Kneessy suggests as a Board that they make the dress code more restrictive as a district policy. 

There was some discussion among the Board members with most feeling that it should be a site based decision based on the uniqueness of each community.

Ms. Kneessy asked Dr. Binggeli to compile a list of schools that have asked for a more restrictive dress code and what restrictions they have requested. 

H. Central Area Superintendent

47. Viera High School DECA Trip to Atlanta, GA for the International Career Development Conference and International DECA Competition
Attachment: VHS DECA Atlanta ICDC flyer.pdf
Attachment: VHS DECA memo 4-8-14 Agenda.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

48. Consultant Agreement with Didgeridoo Down Under
Attachment: Didgeridoo.pdf
49. Request a more restrictive dress code at Cocoa Beach Junior Senior
Attachment: Dress code change.pdf
H. Educational Technology

50. School Board Property Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: Southwest MS Technology Structured Cabling Upgrades GMP.pdf
H. Facilities Services

51. 2014-15 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2014-15 Student Accommodation Plan 4-22-2014.pdf
52. Lease Extension for South Area Adult Education Program
Attachment: Seventh Addendum to South Area Adult Education Lease.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
53. Board Member Reports


Ms. Henderson said that she and Judy Preston went to Tallahassee to visit Brevard's legislators. She feels that they made some progress.  One of the legislators from Nassau County didn't like the public schools in her county. Ms. Henderson invited her to visit our county. There is information on the School Board website with links regarding legislation.  She is touting Fund Education Now (www.fundeducationnow.org).  There are links on their site for you to send messages to Tallahassee.

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


Dr. Binggeli explained that he had the opportunity to meet two of our busses who were taking students to the State Science and Engineering Fair.  He knows they will do well.  They have come back with a third of the awards in the past.  Also, when they went to the Orlando Science Center Challenge, Brevard's students won 56% of the awards. He said that we are very proud of them.

M. Adjournment
55. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Karen Henderson adjourned the School Board Meeting of April 8, 2014 at 8:03 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).