04-22-2014 Special School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, April 10, 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, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

Dr. Barbara Murray was absent.

Chairman Henderson requested a moment of silence for Frank Lynch who recently passed away.

A. Invocation (Molly Wilson, 6th Grade, Quest Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Molly Wilson, sixth grade student from Quest Elementary, read the invocation.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Taryn Aebli, 6th Grade, Quest Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Taryn Aebli, sixth grade student from Quest Elementary led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (Intermediate Strings, Quest Elementary)
5. Entertainment


The fifth and sixth grade Intermediate Strings from Quest Elementary, under the direction of Laurie Foote, music specialist and string consultants Tabitha Swalef and Jameson Tucker, entertained the Board and viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and then played one additional number.

Chairman Henderson thanked Ms. Foote, Ms. Swalef, Mr. Tucker and their students for their performances.

Chairman Henderson called for a short recess at 5:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:44 p.m.

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


Prior to the adoption of the agenda, Chairman Henderson called Dr. Karen Schafer, director of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation, to the podium to provide an update regarding the problems some schools had experienced uploading FCAT testing data to the Pearson server. The problem was experienced state-wide.

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Administrative Staff Recommendation Addition
A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Consent Revisions
F-15 Student Expulsions
F-35 Consultant Agreement with Didgeridoo Down Under

Approve the April 22, 2014 School Board agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Dr. Binggeli recognized the following:

Dr. Tricia Frame for being reclassified/transferred from the position of Coordinator-Student Services to the position of Director of Student Services/FDLRS, effective June 2, 2014.


Approve the reclassification/transfer of Tricia Frame from the position of Coordinator - Student Services to the position of Director of Student Services/FDLRS, on annual contract, effective June 02, 2014 .  Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.


Accept the retirement of Cynthia Harris, Principal at Jupiter Elementary School, effective July 31, 2014.


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

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

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School principal Rick Fleming, teacher Amanda Kopp, and students Kyle Landis and Michelle Smith shared information about West Shore's student-directed Senior Project.
B. Financial Services

9. Recognize Purchasing & Warehouse Services for Excellence in Public Procurement.

Minutes: Judy Preston, Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services, gave the presentation to recognize Purchasing and Warehouse Services for Excellence in Procurement.
B. Purchasing & Warehouse

10. Check Presentation and Recognition from Bank of America

Minutes: Judy Preston explained about the rebate program the district receives through the Purchasing Card Program with Bank of America based on the District's annual expenditures. Ms. Preston introduced Evan Tullos, director of Bank of America Global Banking and Markets who presented the district with a symbolic check of $328,947.79.
B. Human Resources

11. Recognition of National Board Certified Teacher

Minutes: Dr. Jane Respess, director of Professional Learning and Development, gave a presentation recognizing Laura Exford for earning her 2013-2014 renewal as a National Board Certified Teacher.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Student Services

12. Recognize May 6 - 12, 2014 as National Nurses Week
Attachment: RESOLUTION Nurses Week 2014.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, read the resolution recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

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, 2014 as National Nurses Week in Brevard County Public Schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

13. Revised List for Potential Budget Cuts/Revenue Enhancements and Additions
Attachment: 2014-15 Planning Documents.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools, and Judy Preston gave a presentation to the Board about a revised list of potential budget cuts, revenue enhancements and additions. There were no comments or questions from the Board.

E. Public Comment
14. Public Comment


Mr. Ziegler, who was acting chairman, 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."

  1. Vanessa Skipper, Teacher and Central Area Director, BFT - Reappointment of all highly effective and effective annual contract teachers.
  2. Richard Smith, President, BFT - Labor Relations
  3. Dan Bennett, Vice President, BFT - Labor Relations
  4. Kinley Nagle, Teacher - Motivating people regarding learning disabilities & change

Ms. Kneessy asked Dr. Binggeli to supply the Board with a list of how many AC teachers were not being reappointed and at which schools.

Mr. Ziegler commented that he supported Ms. Kneessy's request.



F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

15. Approval of Minutes
16. Student Expulsions
Attachment: Expulsion 2014-55.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

17. Financial Statements with the Operating Fund Budget Amendment Resolution #6 for the period ending February 28, 2014
Attachment: FY 2013-14 Financial Statements - February 28, 2014.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #6 February 28 2014.pdf
Attachment: February 28 2014 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

18. Warrants for the Month of March, 2014
Attachment: Warrant List - March 2014.pdf
F. Risk Management

19. School Board Property Insurance Policy Renewal
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

20. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 14-B-066-CJ - Warehouse Stock - Office, Classroom, and Art Supply - Rescind & ReAward.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 14-531-KC - Tantallon Orlando, LLC.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 14-542-CO - Calvert Education Services, LLC.pdf
Attachment: b - RFP 14-P-079-DR - Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Services.pdf
Attachment: c - SC 14-SC-107-DW - Commercial Lawn Equipment Purchase - Maintenance Department.pdf
Attachment: k - Additional String Info 4-22-14.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 14-385-KC - Cleverex Systems Inc..pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 14-540-DK - Math Solutions.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 14-549-KC - AVID.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 14-560-KC - Premier Assistive Technology Inc..pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 13-523-KR-A1 - Bill Holland - Kenwayoshin Karate.pdf
21. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 4-22-14.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 4-22-14.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Job Descriptions - Transportation
Attachment: Fleet Vehicle Interiors Tech.pdf
Attachment: Fleet Communications Tech.pdf
23. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-22-14.pdf
24. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 04-22-14.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

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

26. Change Names of Palm Bay High School and Stone Middle School
Attachment: MSAP Grant Award Approved 10-08-13.pdf
Attachment: Magnet Abstract.pdf
Attachment: Budget and Partial Narrative.pdf
Attachment: Previous School Board Agenda Items Related to MSAP Grant.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

27. Head Start Refunding Application
Attachment: SBBC Refunding Application_2014-2015.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

28. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to Iowa State University
F. Secondary Programs

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

30. School Age Child Care Guidelines
Attachment: School Age Child Care Guidelines-Summary of Changes.pdf
Attachment: SACC Guidelines.pdf
31. 21st Century Community Learning Center Adventure Seekers Central Grant FY2014/2015
32. 21st Century Community Learning Center Adventure Seekers North Grant FY2014/2015
33. Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)
34. Adult Education and Family Literacy-English Literacy/Civics Education
F. South Area Superintendent

35. Bayside High Students to Attend the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony
Attachment: Bayside High Jefferson Supporting Documents.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

36. 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
F. North Area Superintendent

37. Consultant Agreement with Didgeridoo Down Under
Attachment: Didgeridoo.pdf
Attachment: Pinewood Consultant Agreement Didgeridoo.pdf
38. Request a more restrictive dress code at Cocoa Beach Junior Senior
Attachment: Dress code change.pdf
F. Educational Technology

39. Southwest M.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price for Technology Structured Cabling Upgrades
Attachment: Southwest MS Technology Structured Cabling Upgrades GMP.pdf
F. Facilities Services

40. 2014-15 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2014-15 Student Accommodation Plan 4-22-2014.pdf
41. Lease Extension for South Area Adult Education Program
Attachment: Seventh Addendum to South Area Adult Education Lease.pdf
F. Project Management

42. Golfview Elementary School - Change Order #2 for AHU Replacement
Attachment: Change Order #2 Golfview ES AHU Replacement.pdf
43. 2014 Food Service Capital Projects - Walk-in Cooler Replacements
Attachment: 2014 Walk-In Cooler Freezer GMP-Budget.pdf
44. Croton E.S. - Guaranteed Maximum Price HVAC Upgrades (Cooling Towers)
Attachment: Croton ES HVAC GMP and Budget Sheet.pdf
45. Guaranteed Maximum Prices for 2014 Food Services Capital Projects for Jackson MS and Johnson MS
Attachment: GMP Jackson MS Kitchen Renovation.pdf
Attachment: GMP Johnson MS Kitchen Renovation.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

46. Approval of Consent Agenda


The Approval of the Agenda was done before public comment so that Ms. Henderson could attend an awards ceremony for her daughter.

Andy Ziegler, Vice-Chairman, assumed the role of acting Chair after Ms. Henderson left.

Approve the consent agenda of April 22, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Mr. Ziegler made a motion to change the order of the Approval of Consent to come before Public Comment.  He explained that Ms. Henderson was needed at an awards ceremony and had asked for them to accommodate this small favor so that she could attend.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Curriculum & Instruction

47. Policy Review
Attachment: po2271 v.1 RLN.pdf
Attachment: po2260 V.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: ap2531 v.1.LS.pdf
Attachment: po2540 v.1 LS.pdf
Attachment: ap2440.pdf
Attachment: po2440 v.1 LS.pdf
Attachment: ap2417 v.2 MH.pdf
Attachment: po2421Z.1JSS.pdf
Attachment: po2465 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po2250 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2261.03 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2412 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po2416 v.1 BT.pdf
Attachment: ap2411.01.pdf
Attachment: po2460.01 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po2125 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2120 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2261.01 v.1 DK.pdf
Attachment: po2411.01 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2623 v.1 KS.pdf
Attachment: po2260.01 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po2417 v.2 MH.pdf
Attachment: po2370 v.1 RLN.pdf
Attachment: po2111 v.2 MH.pdf
Attachment: po2261 v.1 DK.pdf
Attachment: po2460 v.1 PT.pdf
Attachment: po2605 v.1 KS.pdf

Mr. Ziegler stated, as initiating policies and policy revision are the paramount duty of the School Board, he has a question on Information Item 47, specifically, policy 2416 (Student Privacy). He asked to find out the origin of the suggested change.

Ms. Kneessy said she had a discussion with Dr. Thedy about the policy prior to the Board meeting and had many of her questions answered.

Dr. Thedy addressed the Board and said she will provide clarification in writing. She stated that it is a requirement by law from the US Department of Education.

Mr. Ziegler said he is looking forward to receiving that information. He also asked if  BPS  had any other policies regarding data collection.


H. Central Area Superintendent

48. Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Game vs Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky
Attachment: CHS Football Hercules Agreeement 4-10-2014.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Krupp raised questions about why we would need to have a football game out of state.  He said there are more than enough teams in Florida and in county that we can play. He further commented he doesn't think that we should be putting our students at risk by traveling out of state and also has concerns about the teams fundraising for outside vendors.
H. North Area Superintendent

49. Consultant Agreement with Didgeridoo Down Under
Attachment: Didgeridoo (2).pdf

I. Staff Reports
50. Staff Reports

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

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
52. Board Member Reports


Mr. Ziegler said that he attended the High School Involvement Partnership at Northrop Grumman.  As part of this program, high school students are invited for a couple of hours a week to have the opportunity to learn all about engineering, receive mentoring and participate in lots of exciting things which includes getting on the Joint Stars plane and seeing how it works when powered up (not in flight).

He congratulated Dr. Binggeli for speaking at the Republican Men's club on Thursday night where his message was well received.

Mr. Ziegler mentioned that he attended the presentation to the realtors held on Monday night.  He said that many of the realtors asked about a fact sheet about our district that they could have to distribute to persons considering moving to the area. He wanted to know if we could develop a more precise brochure.

Mr. Ziegler also wanted to clarify his comment about announcing the names of schools prior to the tax vote. He said that decision has to be made when the analysis will begin.  The Board will not be able to make any recommendations without the analysis being completed.  He said he did ask at the last Board meeting for anyone to tell him the benefit of announcing schools possible for closure. He is still looking for input from the community about that.

Mr. Ziegler said that on Thursday he will be hosting a Summer Feed Roundtable along with community leaders that include United Way, The Sharing Center, The Children's Hunger Project,  and Brevard Parks and Recreation along with state representatives. They will be talking about ways they can collectively help to feed students over the summer.

L. Superintendent's Report
53. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli said that he was at FIT last week on a discussion panel regarding ethics in athletic competitions.  As part of that effort, every year FIT does an ethics competition for our high schools. Some of our students from business classes and our academies are confronted with a real life problem that a business has had (in this case it was a college in England).  It is always a solid ethical dilemma.  He wanted to give a "shout out" to FIT for holding this completion.  He also said thank you to our schools for participating.  He further commented that it is a great event.

M. Adjournment
54. Adjournment

Minutes: Vice Chairman Andy Ziegler adjourned the School Board meeting at 7:07 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).