04-14-15 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 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 12, 2015. 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 Amy Kneessy called the April 14, 2015 Regular School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

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Chairman Kneessy asked for a moment of silence for second grade student Lacey Anne McCarty and first grade student Phillip Monroe McCarty.
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A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler.

A. Invocation (Jadyn Gillingham, 6th Grade - Pinewood Elem.)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The invocation was read by Jaydn Gillingham, sixth grade student from Pinewood Elementary.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Jace Carter, 6th Grade - Pinewood Elem.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Jace Carter, sixth grade student from Pinewood Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (Pinewood Performing Panthers - Pinewood Elem.)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

The Pinewood Performing Panthers, under the direction of Darci Halloran, provided the musical entertainment prior to the Board meeting.  The ensemble performed one additional number after the meeting was called to order.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 5:41 p.m. so that the students could gather their belongings.

She reconvened the meeting at 5:47 p.m.
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A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli asked to move Item B-10 ahead of A-7 due to the large number of students being recognized.

Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, asked the Board to add four items, in relation to the Superintendent's Search, to Board Member Reports/Discussion Items.



Motions:

Adopt the April 14, 2015 Regular School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions. Move item B-10 on the K-12 Art Show Recognition ahead of Item A-7 on Administrative Staff Recommendations.  Under Board Reports/Discussion Points in relation to the Superintendent's Search, add the following items:

  1. Approval of the Superintendent's Search Timeline
  2. Approval of the Salary Range and Compensation Package
  3. Approve the Recommendations for Advertisement Places and Costs
  4. Approve the Composition of the Superintendent Search Ad Hoc Committee
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli recognized and congratulated the following administrators and allowed them time to speak and introduced their respective guests:

  1. Frank O'Leary
  2. Jennifer Brockwell
  3. Wendy Smith
  4. Susan Schroeder
  5. Adrienne Schwab
  6. Robert Pruett
  7. Mary Bland
  8. Lori Braga
  9. Claudia Shirley


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Francis A. O'Leary from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Suntree Elementary to the position of Principal at Apollo Elementary, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer L. Brockwell from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary to the position of Principal at Oak Park Elementary, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Wendy S. Smith from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Mims Elementary to the position of Principal at Cambridge Elementary, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Susan M. Schroeder from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Ocean Breeze Elementary to the position of Principal at Meadowlane Primary, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Adrienne G. Schwab from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Intermediate to the position of Principal at Meadowlane Intermediate, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. 

The reclassification/transfer of Robert E. Pruett II from the position of Assistant Principal Middle School at DeLaura Middle School to the position of Principal at DeLaura Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015.  Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Mary M. Bland from the position of Assistant Principal Senior HS at Bayside High School to the position of Principal at Stone Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Lori A. Braga from the position of Assistant Principal Middle School at Southwest Middle School to the position of Principal at Indialantic Elementary, on annual contract, effective June 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. 

Accept the retirement of Frank T. Forester, Assistant Principal of Kennedy Middle School, effective July 31, 2015.

Accept the retirement of Claudia L. Shirley, Principal of DeLaura Middle School, effective June 30, 2015.

Accept the retirement of Carol A. Roddenberry, Principal of Christa McAuliffe Elementary, effective July 31, 2015.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Ellen Lawrence, Titusville High School CTE Chair, who presented information about the school's Career and Technical Education programs and how they provide students with rich, real life work experiences.
B. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

9. Recognize the Office of Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE for receiving the Meritorious Budget Awards for 2014-15

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, who facilitated the recognition.
B. Middle School Programs/K-12

10. K-12 School Board Student Art Show Recognition

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, who made the introductions.

Bridget Geiger, K-12 Visual Arts Resource Teacher and School Board Art Show Coordinator presented the recognitions and awards.

B. Student Services

11. Recognition of the 2013 -2014 Florida Positive Behavior Support Model School Awards

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Dr. Dawna Bobersky, director of Instructional, Behavioral & Psychological Services, who introduced presenter Jayson Lobley, behavior analyst for BPS and the district's contact for Positive Behavior Support.  Mr. Lobley provided information about the award and made the presentations.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Student Services

12. Recognize May 6 - 12, 2015 as National Nurses Week
Attachment: National Nurses Week Resolution 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, read the resolution.

Motions:
Adopt the Resolution stating that the School Board of Brevard County wishes to call attention to the important contributions of school nurses and to endorse the observance of May 6 - 12, 2015 as National Nurses Week in Brevard County Public Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

13. State Assessments Update

Minutes: Dr. Karen Schafer, director of Testing and Accountability provided the Board and viewing audience an update on the status of testing in Brevard and responded to subsequent questions from the Board.
D. Central Area Superintendent

14. Community School Effort
Attachment: Community Schools Endeavour final.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent and Mr. Rashad Wilson, principal of Endeavour Elementary, provided an overview of the Community School effort and the plans to implement it at Endeavour Elementary.

E. Public Comment
80. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy reminded the speakers that the maximum allotted time for each speaker is three minutes. Clarification of information presented and answers to questions specific to district business and educational matters will be posted on the School Board's website under the section called "4 The Record."

She asked that comments be related to public education and the business of the Brevard County School Board.  She also asked that speakers refrain from making slanderous statements or personal attacks on others.

Speakers in order of appearance were:

  1. James Ball - Old Mel HS
  2. Rebecca Rayborn - Teacher Contract
  3. Emily Brooks - Language Arts Classes
  4. Kinley Nagle - Learning Disabilities
  5. Darcey Addo- Report Cards/Teacher Recommendation
  6. Richard Smith - Labor Relations
  7. Vanessa Skipper - Labor Relations
  8. Debbie Sandstrom - Labor Relations
  9. Anthony Colucci - Labor Relations
  10. Dan Bennett - Labor Relations
  11. Renee Zeiler - Teacher Salary
  12. John Emery - Old Mel HS
  13. Erick Lockshive - Religious Freedom & Testing
  14. Rabbi Fox - Religious Observance & Testing

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 8:21 p.m.

She reconvened the meeting at 8:32 p.m.
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F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

15. Approval of Minutes
16. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2015-0414.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

17. Approval of Board Members Ben Buchanan and Kamen Jenkins
Attachment: Ben Buchanan RESUME.pdf
Attachment: Kamen Jenkins RESUME.pdf
F. Accounting Services

18. Warrants for the month of February 2015
Attachment: Warrant List - February 2015 Complete.pdf
F. Risk Management

19. School Board Property Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: 2015-16 Agenda Item Authorization to Bind Coverage.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Agenda Item Property Insurance Renewal Results page.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Agenda Item Property Schmatic.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

20. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 04-14-15.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 04-14-15.pdf
21. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 15-005-KC-A1 - Teresa Barrett.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 15-006-KC-A1 - Diane Dickson.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 15-427-AL - Authentic Education.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 15-541-AL - AVID.pdf
F. Transportation

22. Isolated Transportation 9/4/14-9/21/14, B.M.
23. Edgewood Parking Compound 3-Year Lease Agreement Extension
Attachment: Edgewood Lease Agreement.pdf
F. Human Resources

24. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 4-14-15.pdf
25. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 4-14-15.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

29. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for February 2015
Attachment: Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Monthly Report_Feb 2015.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

30. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to Iowa State University
31. Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: 2015 HOPE Materials Recommendation Rationale 02.24.15.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

32. Permission for Brevard County Students to attend the International Odyssey of the Mind Competition
F. ESE Program Support

33. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Projects Roll Forward for FY2014
Attachment: Prek150rollforward2014amendmentrequest.pdf
Attachment: PtB151rollforward2014budgetnarrative.pdf
Attachment: Prek151rollforward2014budgetnarrative.pdf
Attachment: PtB150RollForward2014amendment request (2).pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

34. Eau Gallie High School - AVID Summer Institute
Attachment: AVID Summer Institute List.pdf
Attachment: EGHS - AVID Summer Institute info.pdf
F. Facilities Services

35. Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data
Attachment: OEF FISH CERT.pdf
Attachment: FDOE Determination Letter.pdf
36. Rockledge High School - Guaranteed Maximum Price for Buildings 12 and 15 Restroom Renovation
Attachment: Rockledge restrooms combined attachment.pdf
38. Recommendations for Transfers and Use of School Impact Fees
Attachment: Impact Fee Meeting #10 Package.pdf
F. Project Management

39. Appointment of Capital Outlay Committee Representative
40. Reappoint School Board Representative to Palm Bay's Local Planning Agency
41. Appoint School Board Representative to Indialantic's Local Planning Agency
42. Discovery Elementary School HVAC Upgrades Chiller Unit - Close Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Discovery HVAC Chiller Replacement Final Change Order 150330.pdf
43. Sabal Elementary School Chiller/Cooling Tower Replacement - Close Out Change Order #2
Attachment: Sabal HVAC Chiller Final Change Order #002 150330.pdf
44. Eau Gallie High School - Stadium Bleachers Handrail - Final Closeout Change Order #1
Attachment: Eau Gallie HS –Stadium Bleachers Handrail- Final Close-Out Change Order #1.pdf
45. Clearlake Education Center Food Services Walk-In Cooler Freezer Replacement Closeout Change Order #1
Attachment: Clearlake E.C. Change Order One(1) 150331.pdf
46. Melbourne High School Buildings 1 and 8 Sealant Replacement - General Contractor Services
Attachment: Melbourne High School Buildings 1 and 8 combined attachment.pdf
47. Coquina Elementary School Food Service Walk-in Cooler Freezer Replacement Closeout Change Order #1
Attachment: Coquina close out attachment.pdf
48. Educational Services Facility Canopy and Gutter Repair and Replacement - Design-Build Services
Attachment: ESF canopy and gutter combined attachments final.pdf
49. Andersen Elementary - DCR Storage Portable N004
50. Educational Services Facility (ESF) Partial Window Replacement - Close Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Change Order Document for ESF Window Replacement.pdf
51. Johnson M.S. HVAC Make-up Air Unit Replacement - Close Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Johnson MS CTSI Final Change Order 150402.pdf
52. Jefferson M.S. HVAC Make-up Air Unit Replacement - Close Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Jefferson MS CTSI Replacement Final Change Order 150402.pdf
53. Architectural and Engineering Services for Tropical Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School
Attachment: Tropical Jefferson DCP combined attachments.pdf
54. Architectural and Engineering Services - Discovery Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School
Attachment: Roosevelt and Discovery DCP combined attachments.pdf
55. Kennedy Middle School HVAC Make-Up Air Unit Replacement - Close Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Kennedy change order 1.pdf
56. Madison Middle School Kitchen Renovation - Construction Management Services
Attachment: madison combined attachments.pdf
F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

57. Plant Operations and Maintenance Emergency Purchase Request for Fairglen Elementary
Attachment: Fairglen Elementary School Emergency Purchase Request.pdf
Attachment: Hill York Corporation PO#21513862.pdf
58. Merrit Island High Dugout Replacement
Attachment: Merrit Island High Dugout PO #21509544.pdf
Attachment: Merrit Island High Dugout Emergency Purchase Request 01-05-2015.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

59. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the April 14, 2015 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

26. Benefits Data Management and Enrollment Services Product Bid
Attachment: ITB 14-B-062-WH - Agenda Item (2).pdf
Attachment: ITB 15-B-062-WH - Tabsheet Pending Board Approval.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson pulled this item.  After discussion, the Board members felt they need more information before they could vote on the item.



Motions:
Table Item- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

27. BlueFinHR, LLC. Extension

Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pulled this item for discussion.

Motions:
Extend the current contract with BlueFinHR, LLC from May1, 2015 through August 31, 2015.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Nay

28. Job Description - Exceptional Student Education
Attachment: ESE Support Spec.pdf
Attachment: BCBA.pdf
Attachment: Behavior Tech II.pdf
Attachment: BCABA.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Craig pulled this item and began by thanking everyone in the ESE for taking the time to put this item together. He felt that the job descriptions came out right on spot.

Ms. Belford confirmed that after extensive conversation with ESE personnel, she too feel comfortable with the recommended changes.  She suggested that the same information that has made her feel the changes are beneficial, should be communicated with teachers who may be having concerns. She wants to encourage school level personnel who have concerns to reach out to district staff because she feels that once it is explained, they will feel more comfortable.

Ms. Kneessy said this is one of the things she has wanted to see for many years. 



Motions:
Recommend approval of the proposed ESE job description changes.         - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Facilities Services

37. Release of Reversionary Interest on Melbourne Property
Attachment: BRAG Offer 3-30-15.pdf
Attachment: City of Melbourne Offer 4-2-15.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy pulled this item.  Ms. Kneessy had asked Mr. Bistline about the possibility of taking the money the district will receive for the release of the reversionary interest and place it in the Brevard Schools Foundation.

Mr. Bistline said that he will explore the possibility, but that it can be determined later.

There was some discussion and clarification provided regarding the recommendation. It was asked that it be reflected in the minutes that Mr. Bistline explore available options about placing the monies, once received, into the Brevard Schools Foundation.



Motions:

Approve the agreement between the City of Melbourne and the School Board. 

  • The School Board will release its reversionary interest on a portion of land currently owned by the City of Melbourne upon receipt of $50,000 from the City of Melbourne.
  • The release of the School Board’s reversionary interest will occur concurrently with the release of its reversionary interest on the land currently owned by BRAG per the agreement referenced below.

Note: The School Board Attorney has reviewed and approved the form of the agreement with the City of Melbourne.

Approve the offer of $350,000 from BRAG as compensation to the School Board for releasing its reversionary interest on a portion of land currently owned by BRAG.  Authorize the School Board Attorney to finalize an agreement with BRAG to release the School Board's reversionary interest on said property.

  • The School Board will release its reversionary interest on a portion of land currently owned by BRAG upon receipt of $350,000 from BRAG.
  • The release of the School Board’s reversionary interest will occur concurrently with the release of its reversionary interest on the land currently owned by the City of Melbourne per the agreement referenced above.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. South Area Superintendent

60. Naming the West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Stage in the Auditorium the "Jim Melia Memorial Stage"
Attachment: West Shore - Naming of Stage 2.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy declared the public hearing open at 9:08 p.m.

Hearing no discussion, Chairman Kneessy concluded the public hearing at 9:08 p.m.



Motions:
Hold Public Hearing and approve the naming of the West Shore Jr./Sr. High School stage in the auditorium the "Jim Melia Memorial Stage."- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Transportation

61. Space Coast Transit Joint Use Agreement-April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2018
Attachment: SCATS.pdf
H. Human Resources

62. Personnel Allocations 2015-2016
Attachment: Personnel Allocations 2015-16.pdf
63. Departmental Reorganization Plans - Capital
Attachment: FS_Manager_Facilities Planning.pdf
Attachment: FS_Specialist_EnvironSafety.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_Plumbing.pdf
Attachment: FS_Manager_EnergyConservation.pdf
Attachment: FS_Spec_MaintServCtr.pdf
Attachment: FS_Coord_CommDevCustSvc.pdf
Attachment: Captial Budget Changes Overview.pdf
Attachment: FS_Office Clerk_Facil.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_Building Systems.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_MaintAssessment.pdf
Attachment: FS_Coordinator - Custodial.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_EnvironSafety.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_HVACR.pdf
Attachment: FS_Spec_CMMS.pdf
Attachment: FS_Spec_AthField.pdf
Attachment: FS_Plans Examiner - Inspector.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_Grounds Maint.pdf
Attachment: FS_Spec_MaterialsControl.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_WorkControl.pdf
Attachment: FS_Manager_EnvironHealth.pdf
Attachment: FS_Supervisor_Electrical.pdf
64. Departmental Reorganization Plans - Operating
Attachment: CR_Mktg_Outrch_Supv.pdf
Attachment: CR_Records Retention Tech.pdf
Attachment: CI_Coord-VPK_Early Child.pdf
Attachment: HR_Manager_EmpBenefits.pdf
Attachment: CI_Coord - Title I Project.pdf
Attachment: ET_Dir_MIS.pdf
Attachment: ET_Coordinator - Tech Support.pdf
Attachment: CS_Coord_ChoiceCharterStrat.pdf
Attachment: SB_Administrative Asst_SB.pdf
Attachment: PW_Spec_Warehouse Ops.pdf
Attachment: PW_Driver_Courier II.pdf
Attachment: PW_Manager_Warehouse Services.pdf
Attachment: ET_Spec - Telecom.pdf
Attachment: PW_Driver_Courier I.pdf
Attachment: CI_Coord - Head Start.pdf
Attachment: ET_Dir_IT.pdf
Attachment: 1-Operating Budget Changes Overview.pdf
Attachment: HR_Dir_Benfits_RiskMgmt.pdf
Attachment: PW_Warehouseman.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Henderson  had some questions related to the Customer Service portion of this item. She wanted to know about the possibility of having Customer Service be under security.  She said she feels they do not receive pertinent information as they should. She also questioned the job description regarding the records retention tech. She felt there needed to be further discussion.
H. Curriculum & Instruction

65. Resolution Relating to the Flexibility of Categorical Funding
Attachment: Categorical Flexible Spending Resolution.pdf
Attachment: Florida Statute 1011.62(6)(b)5.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

66. Request from the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council to Access Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: Girl Scouts of Citrus Council - Application 2015-16.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts of Citrus Council - 501(C)(3) Organization.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts of Citrus Council - Articles of Incorporation.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts of Citrus Council - Amended and Restated Bylaws 2013.pdf
H. Facilities Services

67. Revisions to Policy 6340 - Modifications and Alterations to School Buildings
Attachment: Policy 6340 Revisions.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet.pdf
H. Project Management

68. 2015-16 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2015-16 Student Accommodation Plan - electronic version.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
69. Closed Versus Open Practice - Board Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy provided some background on why she was bringing this topic up.  She said that she had heard from more than one parent from more than one school regarding an issue with some indoor practices with sports such as volleyball being closed to parents.  The current policy is that the coach decides whether or not parents are allowed into practices.

She continued that at certain times such as during tryouts, that this might be appropriate.  However, she feels as a parent, this should be the exception, not the rule.  She said problems with spectators should be dealt with on an individual basis.  She wanted to see if the rest of the Board felt the same way.

 The Board consensus was to direct that all practices are to be open with limited exceptions.

70. Out of Area Policy - Board Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy began by saying she felt that employees should be able to put their children in schools where it makes their lives easier.

Mrs. Belford gave an example of Madison and Oak Park which are next to each other. As the way it stands now, if she worked at Madison and Oak Park was at 100% capacity, she would be unable to take her elementary age child to Oak Park.  If she lived in Melbourne, she would have to leave them at her home school in Melbourne or take them to another school in the area that is not at capacity. Mrs. Belford had a conversation with Mr. Theodore. The policy for out of area for employees is that the employees can take their children to the school they work at.  However,  she recommends that they make exceptions to the rule when it makes sense and makes things easier for the employee.

Mrs. Stephanie Archer, director of School Choice, addressed the Board and said that she did have an issue because once a school is at 100% capacity, we would be asking for students to leave who have a relationship with the school to make room for someone who is new.

Mr. Ziegler said that clarification would be needed regarding school adjacency and not put those students into the formula in order to make it fair.

Mrs. Henderson agreed with Mrs. Archer.

There was further Board discussion and Mrs. Archer was asked to draw up a list of pros and cons for the Board to consider, a list of schools that were on contiguous property and some recommendations for feasible ways to make it happen.

71. Calendar Update - Board Discussion

Minutes: 

The Governor signed a bill that will allow Brevard Public Schools to begin school on August 12, 2015.

Ms. Kneessy also asked for Mrs. Irwin to put something out, perhaps via 4 The Record, the gains that we will see in the bill.

73. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler said that he attended the Central Florida School Board Coalition meeting and he had a problem with the information he received about PECO dollars and the amount of money that was being given to charter schools. He said that there is a huge disparity between what is being given to charter schools and what is being given to traditional schools.

There was extensive Board discussion regarding the EOCs and whether or not teachers should be able to make the choice to utilize the ones the district has created or their own.

Mrs. Cyndi Van Meter commented that it provides consistency in relation to the standards that are supposed to be taught.

The Board determined to hear further discussion at a subsequent workshop, but felt the time was too close to final exams to make changes now.

Mr. Craig made a request of Mrs. Van Meter to get more information about the Language Arts textbooks that public speaker and Viera High student, Emily Brooks spoke about.

Mrs. Kneessy asked for a workshop perhaps in the fall explaining the textbook adoption process. She also asked for Board members to review the committees that were sent out in a Board update and email Mrs. Escobar ones they would like to sit in on. 

There was discussion about Board members sitting in on the ICOC. Mr. Bistline says current policy will allow them to attend as an observer. 

76. Superintendent Search Timeline


Motions:
Approve the proposed Superintendent Search Suggested Process and Timeline with the caveat that time may be extended in the event a suitable replacement is not found by the suggested date.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

77. Superintendent Salary Range and Compensation


Motions:
Approve the annual base salary for the incoming superintendent up to $225,000 and a comprehensive benefits package.  The final salary will be negotiated based on the candidate's experience and qualifications as well as Board criteria. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

78. Advertisements - Superintendent Search

Minutes: 

There was Board discussion about the total cost estimate for the search. 



Motions:
Approve advertisements for the superintendent search in AASA; Education Week Newspaper and Website; Executives Only Website; National Association of School Superintendents Website; LinkedIn Website; Ray and Associates, Inc.; TheLadders Passport; School Leadership 2.0; Education America Network Website; Florida School Board Association; Florida Association of School Administrators; National Alliance of Black School Educators; Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and The Broad Center.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

79. Composition of Superintendent Search Adhoc Committee Charter

Minutes: Mr. Bistline will create a charter for the Advisory Committee to be approved at the April 21, 2015 Special School Board Meeting.

Motions:

Approve the composition of the Superintendent's Search Ad Hoc Committee to include representatives from the listed groups.  The groups will select the individual representatives.

One from BFT, one from BASA,  one from Local 1010, five parents from the Parent Leadership Team to include one from each of the Board members' districts, one from each of the four Chambers (Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Regional, and Palm Bay) one from EDC, one from the Military, and one from Eastern Florida State College

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


L. Superintendent's Report
74. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli said that he went to the Science and Engineering Fair and saw great teachers supporting great students. He expressed that once again, we have reason to be proud.

M. Adjournment
75. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy thanked staff for all the work they do and said that she appreciates them.

Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 10:35 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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