04-09-2019 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, April 9, 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, March 28, 2019. 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 Tina Descovich called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: 

A moment of silence was held to mourn the loss of Kaela Holmes, an 11th grade student from Satellite High School.


A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Matt Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: Board Members and Dr. Mullins provided recognition to various students, staff and community members and the impact each had on Brevard Public Schools.

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

Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins read the changes listed on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public on Tuesday, April 2, 2019:

Deletions

  • Job Description- Accountant I
  • Job Descriptions - Financial Services
  • Job Description - Retirement Specialist

Addition

  • Discussion Point

EKG & Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

 



Motions:
Adopt the April 9, 2019 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the resignation of Erin Marie Johnson from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Pinewood Elementary School, effective July 31, 2019.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich reminded speakers that each would have three minutes in which to make comments and the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Anthony Colucci - Worst paid teachers in nation
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher/school funding
  • Deborah King - Teacher raises
  • Jonathon Hilliard - Teacher raises
  • Tammy Bassile - Teacher retention
  • Dorothy Davis - Teacher raises
  • Fred Kilgallin - Something nice to say
  • Kurt Easton - Heart screening
  • Martha Lopez-Anderson - EKG
  • Lexi Simo - EKG
  • Jonathan Gibson - Heart screenings
  • Catherine Lally - Who We Play For?
  • Jennifer Mikenas - Teacher pay
  • Kathryn Lahn - Teacher pay
  • Hamilton Boone - Policy
  • Charles Maskevich - EKG
  • Taffy A lot (switched with Shaun Sima) - EKG

F. Consent
F. Board Office

9. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2019-0326 Board Workshop Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0326 SB Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
10. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services

11. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending December 31, 2018
Attachment: BREVARD 4Q18 Board Presentation - Final.pdf
12. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #6 for February 28, 2019
Attachment: Budget Amendment #6 - February 28, 2019.pdf
13. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 04-09-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 04-09-2019.pdf
F. Human Resources

14. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-09-19.pdf
15. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 04-09-19.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

16. Field Trip - Melbourne High School Crew Team to Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attachment: Melbourne High Crew - Stotesbury Cup Regatta Itinerary May 2019.pdf
17. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School's Applied Engineering Team and Space Coast Jr/Sr High School's STEAM Academy to Critical Design Final Review at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
Attachment: Palm Bay Magnet HS NASA HUNCH Invitation April 2019.pdf
Attachment: Space Coast Jr-Sr HS STEAM Academy Invitation April 2019.docx.pdf
F. Project Management

18. Hoover Middle School, Harbor City Elementary School, Discovery Elementary School, Creel Elementary School and Melbourne High School - Freezer Cooler Replacement - Construction Management Services
Attachment: 2019 Cooler-Freezer Replacements GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: CBA freezer coolers.pdf
19. Jefferson Middle School Serving Line Renovation and Cooler/Freezer Installation - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Jefferson Serving Line GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: CBA Jefferson Food Services.pdf
20. Andersen Elementary - Building 1 Roof Replacement - Close Out
Attachment: Andersen Building 1 Roof OEF 209.pdf
21. Port Malabar Elementary - HVAC Renewal Phase 1 - Close Out
Attachment: Port Malabar Phase 1 HVAC OEF 209.pdf
22. Tropical Elementary School - Award of Bid - Sales Surtax
Attachment: Tropical Intercom Bid Tabulation.pdf
23. Golfview Elementary - Facility Renewal - Close-out
Attachment: Golfview OEF 209.pdf
F. Compensation Services

24. Job Description - Purchasing Clerk
Attachment: 9600_SPEC-PURCH CLK_L2730_Submitted.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CLERK-PURCH_L2730_Draft.pdf
25. Job Descriptions - Food & Nutrition Services
Attachment: 9600_CAFE BAKER_O5654_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE BAKER_O5654_Submitted.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE CASHIER_O5602_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE CASHIER_O5602_Submitted.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE WORKER_O5601_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE WORKER_O5601_Submitted.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE_BAKER-COOK_O5652_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE_BAKER-COOK_O5652_Submitted.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE_COOK_O5653_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9600_CAFE_COOK_O5653_Submitted.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

26. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the April 9, 2019 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

27. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 15-488-DR - UCF Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreement Extension below:

a - SSA #15-488-DR - UCF Comprehensive School Safety Initiative - Student Services - $N/A

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

28. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - 19-545-B-NC - Physical Examinations for School Bus Drivers.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 19-536-B-JE -Fire Alarm Systems, Installation, Maintenance & Repair - Agenda Item Re - Copy.pdf
Attachment: c - 19-505-PB-NC - Florida Sherriffs Assoc Cab & Chassis Trucks and Heavy Eqpmnt.pdf
Attachment: d - RFQ 18-Q-051-DR - Continuing Contract for MEP & Fire Protection Services - Agenda Item sh - Copy.pdf
Attachment: e - 19-661-SC-NC - Construction & Industrial Equipment.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below:

a - ITB #19-545-B-NC - Physical Examinations for School Bus Drivers - Transportation Services - $200,000.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Reject All Bids below:

b - ITB #19-536-B-JE - Fire Alarm Systems, Installation, Maintenance & Repair - Reject All Bids - Facilities Services - $N/A

Approve the Piggy Back (PB) below:

c - PB #19-505-PB-NC - Florida Sheriff's Association Cab & Chassis Trucks and Heavy Equipment - Facilities Services - $175,000.00 - Capital Projects

Approve the Request For Qualification (RFQ) below:

d - RFQ #18-Q-051-DR - Continuing Contract for MEP & Fire Protection Services - Facilities Services - $Various

Approve the State Contract (SC) purchase below:

e - SC #19-661-SC-NC - Construction & Industrial Equipment - Facilities Services - $90,000.00 - Capital Projects

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Student Services

29. Public Hearing - Board Policy 2461 Recording of IEP Meetings
Attachment: 2461 Executive Summary, Neola, New Proposed (3-11-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins explained the timeline of the approval process of the three policies on the agenda for public hearing:

There was a Board Work Session for Board Policy 2461, Recording of IEP Meetings on March 12, 2019.  A Rule Development Workshop for policies 2461, 2520 and 2510 followed by information on March 26.

Chairman Descovich called for speakers regarding all three policies.  There were not any speakers who wished to address the policies at this time.



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve adoption of Board Policy 2461 Recording of IEP Meetings.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

30. Public Hearing - Board Policy 2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment
Attachment: 2520 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean, Forms (3-13-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Hamilton Boone provided the board with some comments regarding this policy. 

Following Mr. Boone's comments, Mr. Susin made a motion to approve the policy with a second by Ms. Campbell opening up discussion.

Ms. Campbell said after consideration and follow-up with General Counsel Envall, she felt that the Board should go ahead and approve the policy as presented and then make changes if necessary.

Ms. Belford said she did feel there is some additional work could be done on this policy to clean it up, and was fine going either way.  She stated that if they did not go forward with the approval, that she felt they could not approve the deletion of 2510.

Ms. Descovich asked for Ms. Aguirre to work with Ms. Escobar to get a work session on policy 2520 on the calendar.

Ms. McDougall, clarified that she gets very nervous when there is discussion of banning any kinds of books.  She likes the policy and staff spent a lot of time on the policy.

Ms. Descovich's recommendation is to pause on 2520 and 2510.  Her main concern is that, at the workshop, it was recommended that each Board member have a representative on the final review and were specific in having one teacher, one administrator, one resource teacher, etc.  The way the policy is presented; it says at least one, but still one Board member representative.  That leaves room for a large number of representatives on some and fewer on others. There were some other matters and she feels there needs to be a cleaner policy before approval.

Mr. Susin asked the timeline if they paused on the policy.  Ms. Envall responded that it would be about six more weeks. He asked if the old policy is hurting the District by not moving forward. Ms. Envall's opinion is that the old policy is not as clear as the proposed one. 

A vote was then called and passed three to two with Ms. Descovich and Mr. Susin being the Nay votes. 

Ms. Envall recommended the Board having a work session so that they can provide specific changes and they can then advertise a rule development workshop.  Board members wished to proceed to which they all agreed.

 

 



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 2520 Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials; Objections and Requests for Reconsideration.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Nay
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Nay

31. Public Hearing -Board Policy 2510 Adoption of Textbooks
Attachment: 2510 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean and Form (2-7-19).pdf

Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 2510 Adoption of Textbooks be repealed.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


H. Information
H. Equity, Innovation & Choice

32. 2019-2020 Charter Application Recommended for Approval
Attachment: Pineapple Cove Classical Academy - Pineda Application Evaluation.pdf

Motions:
Approve the charter application for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at Pineda.-
 
Vote Results
Motion:
Second:

H. ESE Program Support

33. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2019-20
Attachment: FDLRS_2019-20_Board_Item_4-9-19.pdf

Motions:
Approve the 2019-20 Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application with a total funding of $1,248,007. The breakdown of the budget is $1,214,739 in IDEA Federal Funds and $33,268 in State General Revenue.-
 
Vote Results
Motion:
Second:


I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
34. Board Member Reports
35. Discussion Point (Susin) - EKG & Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

Minutes: 

Mr. Susin thanked everyone who came out tonight to speak on behalf of this cause.  He also thanked the Board Members for their support in this effort.  He made a recommendation for Dr. Mullins to look into making this service mandatory for our students. 


L. Superintendent's Report
36. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

M. Adjournment
37. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at  7:51 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).








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