04-23-2013 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board Meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a moment of silence for Zavier Rivers, 6th grade student from Roy Allen Elementary, who passed away unexpectedly.

A-3. Invocation (Mackenzie Yancey, 7th Grade, Kennedy MS)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Mackenzie Yancey, 7th grade student of Kennedy Middle School, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Hunter Parviainen, 8th Grade, Kennedy MS)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Hunter Parviainen, 8th grade student of Kennedy Middle School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Kennedy Jazz Ensemble)
5. Entertainment


Kennedy Middle School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Sperr, Band Director, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked Mr. Sperr and his students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:43 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:47 p.m.

A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Addition
F-49.  Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Joseph P. Dacri

Consent Revision
F-21.  Approval of Minutes
F-22.  Student Expulsions
F-30.  Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-31.  Salary Enhancements for Non-Bargaining Personnel

Approve the agenda for the School Board meeting of April 23, 2013 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

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

7. Spotlight on Education


Dr. Binggeli welcomed Southwest Middle School's Technology Student Association (TSA).

Principal Todd Scheuerer and Instructors Rebecca Allen, Keith Merrell, and Noelle Smith along with some of their students showed a DVD presentation about TSA and the awards they achieved.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Mr. Scheuerer, on behalf of the Board, for his dedication and commitment towards excellence. She wished the students all the success in the world for their futures.  Dr. Murray also thanked the teachers for making it all possible.

8. AVID National Demonstration School


Dr. Binggeli introduced Bob McLaren, District AVID Director and Middle Schools Social Studies and Language Arts Resource Teacher.

Mr. McLaren announced that Stone Middle School was named as an AVID National Demonstration School.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, Dr. Binggeli, and Mr. McLaren recognized Stone Middle School Principal Andrew Johnson and AVID Coordinator/Teacher Melissa Grabowski for this accomplishment and presented them with a plaque.

B. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

9. Recognition of National Board Certified Teachers
Attachment: New NBCTs and Renewals for 2012.pdf

Dr. Binggeli introduced Dr. Pat Shelton, Director of Certification and Instructional Development, who noted that the district was recognizing the following teachers:

Christina Santana, Jupiter Elementary, New NBCT

Jenifer Born, Ed Leadership, renewal

Joanne Depeppe, Satellite High School, renewal

Sandra Harper/Parker, Apollo Elementary, renewal

Tracey Hartzog, Stevenson Elementary, renewal

William Ringer, Viera High School, renewal

Dr. Shelton stated that although Florida Statutes allow for a National Board supplement which was instituted by the Florida Legislature, there has been no supplement allocation for several years.  She noted that there is a $2500 National Board application fee for initial certification; a fifty percent grant which was established for National Board candidate by the Friends of Florida for the initial application fee.  There is no subsidy available for the renewal application fee of $1,000.  Dr. Shelton explained that the National Board Certification is the only nationally recognized teaching standard for classroom teachers.

Dr. Shelton thanked Brevard Schools Foundation and the Brevard Federation of Teachers who provided refreshments for the families of the honorees, and district and school administrators from Brevard Public Schools.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, Dr. Binggeli, and Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, congratulated the 2013 NBCT.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

10. K-12 School Board Student Art Show Recognition
Attachment: List of SBAS Winners 2013.pdf

Dr. Binggeli noted that the School Board Art Show is annual K-12 event for Brevard Public Schools in which every school is invited to participate.   He explained that student artwork is submitted by art teachers and judged by selected artists, art educators, and supporters of the arts in our community.  Dr. Binggeli noted that as part of the School Board Art Show recognitions, the Brevard Art Educator's Association (BAEA) will present the 2013 Outstanding Principal Supporting the Arts Award. He introduced Bridget Geiger, K-12 Visual Arts Resource Teacher and School Board Art Show Coordinator; and Brittany Williams, BAEA President, who presented the recognitions and awards.

Ms. Geiger gave the history of the Outstanding Principals Supporting the Visual Arts Award which was originally created in 2004 to recognize those Brevard Public School Principals who go above and beyond in supporting their Arts Programs.   She stated that on behalf of the BAEA, she would like to honor the following 2012-13 nominees for their dedication to the Visual Arts:

Barry Pichard, Principal of Sunrise Elementary (unable to attend); Sheri Snow, Art Teacher
Pennie-Wade, Principal of Lewis Carroll Elementary (unable to attend); Christina Delorey, Art Teacher

and the selected Outstanding Principal Supporting the Arts for 2012-2013 is:

Gary Shiffrin, Principal of Merritt Island High School; Greg Leary, Stephanie Rensing and Brittany Williams, Art Teachers.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli congratulated Mr. Shiffrin and presented him with a piece of artwork from Gianna Santucci, a ninth grade student at Merritt Island High School.

Ms. Geiger noted that the selected artwork on exhibit for the K-12 School Board Art Show is some of the very best of our student's creative efforts and talents.  She stated that the program  cover design was by Erin Tracey, 2nd grade student from  Audubon Elementary, called "The Enchanted Room".  Ms. Geiger recognized Erin and her teacher Bonnie Speicher.  She also recognized Ciarra Smith, Graphic Artist in the Print Shop, who edited the artwork to create the cover of the program.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Brain Binggeli congratulated all the award winning students (see attached listing) and handed them a certificate and art pin for their creative efforts.


B. Student Services

11. Recognition for the 2011-2012 Florida Positive Behavior Support Model School Awards


Dr. Binggeli stated that five elementary schools received recognition from the University of South Florida as Positive Behavior Support Model Schools for the 2011-2012 school year. He introduced Sue Carver, Exceptional Education Program Support, who introduced Jason Lobley, Behavior Analyst and the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Coordinator.

Mr. Lobley gave a brief overview of the PBS Model and how it is implemented in the schools.  He stated that the Positive Behavior Support Model schools are awarded at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  Mr. Lobley proudly stated that our schools have earned awards at all three levels.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Brian Binggeli presented each school with a banner, as a symbol of the schools dedication, and a certificate from the University of South Florida, for their accomplishments.  The following schools were awarded:

University Park Elementary, Donna Entsminger, Principal, was awarded a Bronze Model School Award. This is University Park's first award.

Atlantis Elementary, Cynthia Adam, Principal, was awarded the Silver Model School Award. This is Atlantis Elementary's second award.

Cambridge Elementary Magnet School, Hilah Mercer, Principal, was awarded the Silver Model School Award. This is Cambridge's second award.

Cape View Elementary, Pamela Blount, Principal, was awarded the Gold Model School Award. This is Cape View's first award.

Sabal Elementary, Stephanie Hall, Principal, was awarded the Gold Model School Award, this is Sabal's second consecutive year earning the Gold Award.



C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Labor Relations

12. Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Teacher Appr Week Proclamation 2013.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 6 - May 10, 2013 as Teacher Appreciation Week.

Approve the Proclamation for Teacher Appreciation Week for May 6-10, 2013.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

13. Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Substitute Teacher Appreciation Proclamation 2013.pdf

Ms. Irwin read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 6 - May 10, 2013 as Substitute Appreciation Week.

Approve the Proclamation for Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week for May 6-10, 2013.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

14. Recognize May 6 - 12, 2013 as National Nurses Week
Attachment: RESOLUTION Nurses Week 2013.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Irwin read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 6 - May 12, 2013 at 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, 2013 as National Nurses Week in Brevard County Public Schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

15. Better Hearing and Speech Month, May 2013
Attachment: Hearing-SpeechMonthMay2013.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Irwin read the resolution to proclaim the month of May 2013 as Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Adopt the attached proclamation designating May 2013 as Better Hearing and Speech Month in Brevard Public Schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. North Area Superintendent

16. Resolution - Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week
Attachment: Harry T. Morre Resolution.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Irwin read the resolution proclaiming the week of April 22 through April 26, 2013 as Harry T. Harriette Moore Week.

Proclaim April 22 - 26, 2013 as Harry T. & Harriette Moore Week. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

17. School Closure Information
Attachment: School Closure Update2.pdf

Superintendent Brian T. Binggeli updated the  Board and the viewing audience on school closure information.  He covered the following areas:

  • Recurring Savings
  • Non-Recurring Cost and Cost Avoidance
  • Potential Re-purpose of South Lake
  • Re-purpose of Gardendale
  • Re-purpose of Clearlake

Dr. Krupp asked what the projections look like, five years out, as it relates to Clearlake's membership if we were to reopen any of these schools. Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, stated that he would get the Board this information.

Dr. Binggeli stated that we have no major design changes to any of these re-purposed buildings in case they would be needed for an elementary or middle school.

Dr. Murray requested that the district clarify to the community how the funding for re-purposing the schools is achieved and that the same space and/or equipment is being used dual purposes.

Dr. Binggeli stated that from a technology point of view, that much of the funding will come from the categorical adult education funds. He noted that it is not the district's operating budget and we will use it for adult education but will also use the same space and equipment for dual purpose needs.

Dr. Murray asked if any of these facilities were hurricane shelters.  Mr. Theodore stated that just the newer building at Gardendale.  Dr. Binggeli stated for the community that any changes will be updated in the hurricane shelter handbook.

In response to Dr. Krupp's previous question as it relates to the 5 year  projection at Clearlake.  Mr. Theodore stated that Clearlake is projected to have a steady decline for the next five year and go done in enrollment by approximately 80 students.

D. Financial Services

18. Update on Refinancing of Bonds
Attachment: Refunding Portions of the District's Outstanding Certificates of Particpation (COP).pdf
Attachment: Budget Reductions 2013-14 - Board Meeting April 23, 2013.pdf

Dr. Binggeli introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Finance; and Mitch Owens, RBC Capital Markets. They updated the Board and the viewing audience on Refinancing Portions of District's Debt.

After the presentation, Dr. Binggeli stated what came out of the refinancing of bonds is about 3.9 million dollars of one time money. He noted that this money is beyond that which we have defined or projected.

Dr. Binggeli went over the 2013-14 Proposed Budget Cuts & Revenue Enhancements  and recommendations of how to best utilize the one time money from the bonds. The following are the recommendations:

  1. To utilize 2.3 million dollars to help pay for the ERP software which is due in the 2013-2014 school year. This money had no budgeted money of recurring or non-recurring dollars.
  2. To utilize 800 thousand dollars in the next two years to bring the Anticipated Funding from Refinancing to $3,100,000.  He cautioned the Board that what is waiting for the district in 2015-16 will be a 3.1 dollar issue that we will have to deal with.

Dr. Binggeli asked for the Board individually and this evening the ability to utilize class-size reduction teachers which will save about nineteen annual contract teachers and help with the secondary scheduling.


Another piece of good news: Dr. Binggeli stated that the Board gave permission to the district to spend the same amount of dollars on property insurance. Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, shared with the Board that there will be a 4 percent reduction on the premium for insurance then what was paid out in the prior year. He noted that the district will save $196,000 and received the same insurance program we currently have. Mr. Langdorf stated that the insurance company likes our risk even though we are Atlantic Coastal property.  He thanked the brokers and those who worked on the school districts behalf and noted that no one has the appraisal that we have in the state.


Chairman Murray stated that there has been a request from the Board to jump into the agenda at this time to take the public speakers and then will get back to the presentations.

D. Educational Leadership and Professional Development

19. Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Review Results
Attachment: Professional Development Eval Protocol.pdf
Attachment: Review page 46.pdf
Attachment: Review page 47.pdf
Attachment: Brevard County Professional Development System.pdf
Minutes: Bill Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, and Dr. Pat Shelton, Director of Certification & Instructional Professional Development, who presented the Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Review Results.

E. Public Discussion
20. Public Discussion


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time for each speaker of three minutes.  She reminded the public that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

  1. Linda Rodriguez, Palm Bay - School Bullying in Odyssey Charter School
  2. Martha Franco, Cocoa -  Community Schools Issues
  3. Vida Escue, Titusville - Salary Enhancements for Non-Bargaining Personnel
  4. Elizabeth Mikitarian, Titusville - Refinancing Closure Report
  5. Margaret Goudelock, Cocoa - Salary Enhancements for Non-Bargaining Personnel

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked the speakers and stated that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated. 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a break at 8:02 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:13 p.m.

Chairman Dr. Murray and the Board decided to move forward with the Consent agenda prior to the last presentation.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

21. Approval of Minutes
22. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 04.23.2013 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. District Communications

23. New Structure for Fees
F. Accounting Services

24. Warrants for the Month of March, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - March 2013.pdf
F. Risk Management

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

26. Property Disposal
Attachment: April 23 Board Letters.pdf
Attachment: April 23 Board Report.pdf
27. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a) BW 13-BW-092-DK Agenda Item NEW.pdf
Attachment: b) Revised Agenda Item 4.23.13 Rescind and Additional items.pdf
Attachment: c) ITB 13-B-060-LL -Automotive Batteries, etc - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: d) ITB # 13-B-081-WH Security Cameras and Mounts Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: e) RFP #10004BP 6 month extension agenda item.pdf
Attachment: f) RFP 13-P-048-WH - Substitute Management System Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: g) SSA #13-39-WH-A1 Renaissance Learning Agenda Item.pdf
F. Human Resources

28. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-23-13.pdf
29. Reappointment Nominations of Continuing/Professional Service Contract Teachers for 2013-2014 School Year
Attachment: Reappointment Nominations of CC-PSC Teachers for 2013-2014.pdf
30. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff - 04-23-13.pdf
F. School Choice

32. Recommmend the Approval of Odyssey Preparatory Charter Academy
Attachment: Odyssey Prep Charter Contract -FINAL.pdf
33. Recommend the Renewal of Odyssey Charter School Renewal Charter Contract
Attachment: Odyssey Renewal Contract FINAL.pdf
34. Recommend the Renewal of Palm Bay Academy Charter Contract
Attachment: Palm Bay Academy Charter Renewal FINAL.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

35. AVID Letter Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and the AVID Center 2013-2014
Attachment: AVID Implementation Agreement 13-14.pdf
Attachment: AVID Contract 13-14 Attachment A.pdf
36. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to Indiana University
37. Request for New 8th Grade Physical Education Course: Multicultural Sports
Attachment: 2013 MS Multicultural Sport Course Description.pdf
Attachment: 2013 MS PE Course addition submission form.pdf
38. Request for Two New High School Physical Education Courses: Volleyball Leadership and Basketball 2
Attachment: 2013 Volleyball course description.pdf
Attachment: 2013 Bball 2 course description.pdf
Attachment: 2013 bball 2 course addition request form.pdf
Attachment: 2013 Volleyball Leadership Course Addition request.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

39. Brevard County Students to Attend the 2013 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition
F. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

40. "Expanding Expression" Training and Presentation to District Speech-Language Pathologists
Attachment: Expanding Expression5-13-13.pdf
F. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources(FDLRS)/PreK

41. Thinking Maps: A Language for Learning
Attachment: Thinking Maps Cons. Agreement and VITA for Gail Sansome.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

42. Contracted Services Agreement between Eau Gallie High School and Fun Fotos
Attachment: EGHS Prom and Fun Fotos - May 2013.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

43. Field Trip - Rockledge High JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl - Washington, DC
Attachment: JROTC - Leadership and Academic Bowl.pdf
F. Educational Technology

44. Technology Infrastructure Design Services for Southwest Middle School
Attachment: SCS Premier Attachment.pdf
45. Structured Cabling Infrastructure Upgrade Project for Challenger 7 Elementary School
Attachment: GMP Amendment #1.pdf
46. Computer Lab Upgrades Project for Two Schools
Attachment: 2 Computer Labs CM agreement with attachments.pdf
F. Facilities Services

47. Conversion of Cocoa High School to a Jr/Sr High School and Conversion of Clearlake Middle School to an Adult Education/ALC/Ancillary Facility
Attachment: Clearlake - Cocoa Conversion Project Budget.pdf
F. Project Management

48. Replacement of the Existing HVAC System at DeLaura Middle School
Attachment: DeLaura MS Project Package 4-11-2013.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

49. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Joseph P. Dacri
Attachment: Joseph P. Dacri.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

50. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. Binggeli took the opportunity to congratulate the administrators who were transfered or reclassified to new positions under Item F-30 Instructional Staff Recommendations.

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

31. Salary Enhancements for Non-bargaining Personnel


Dr. Murray pulled this agenda item to have Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, explain the salary enhancements for non-bargaining personnel to the Board and the community.

Ms. Pace noted that the Superintendent has recommended the approval of non-bargaining salary adjustments in line with the very same salary adjustments that were negotiated and agreed to with our teaching union, BFT, as well as Local 1010.  She went on to explain who the non-bargaining personnel are and the proposed recommendation.

Dr. Krupp requested that Ms. Pace explain the differences between recurring and non-recurring bonuses and salary enhancements and what it means in terms of the upcoming budget years.

Ms. Pace noted that the one percent salary enhancement for the 2012-2013 budget is non-recurring. It is a one-time payment.  She stated that the 2013-2014 salary increase would be a recurring build in to the salary scale.

Ms. Kneessy asked when interviewing for administrative positions in this county, what the number one reason people will not come to Brevard County.  Ms. Pace stated that administrative salaries in Brevard are relatively low in comparison to the surrounding counties and the Central Florida School Boards Coalition. She noted both at the district and principal level.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Ms. Pace on how many years since administrators received raises.  Ms. Pace stated that their salaries were frozen at the same time as the teaching staff and the Local 1010 staff.  She stated that the Board has been consistent in offering salary packages to each employee group, whether it was a salary freeze or a salary enhancement.

Ms. Kneessy questioned what happens to the quality of education, educational direction, opportunities for children, and choices when you are not able to hire the leadership that is needed to run a district.

Ms. Pace stated that the research is clear that leadership in the building is vital to student achievement just as the contribution of teachers in the classroom and the support staff. They all play an important role in what we do to serve our students with excellence.

Dr. Binggeli stated that despite the lower salaries we have had some strong candidates apply and accept administrative positions because of the values and what they see happening in Brevard County. He noted that these candidates want to be a part of what we are doing to serve our children and community.


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray noted that they will go back to do the last presentation Item D-19 Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Review Results.

Recommend approval of the 2012-13 salary enhancements for school and District administrators and all other non-bargaining personnel and 2013-14 salary increases and enhancements for school and District administrators and all other non-bargaining personnel.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Action
G. North Area Superintendent

51. Naming of Merritt Island High School Baseball Field "Clint Hurdle Field"
Attachment: MIHS naming committee.pdf
Attachment: MIHS naming committee 2.pdf
Minutes: Chairmain Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Hold Public Hearing and approve the naming of Merritt Island High School baseball field "Clint Hurdle Field"- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Human Resources

52. Job Description - Speech/Language Pathologist
Attachment: Speech_Lang Path.pdf
H. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

53. 2013-14 Memorandum of Agreement, City of Palm Bay - Project SEARCH
Attachment: Palm Bay-ProjectSEARCH MOA 2013.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

54. Field Trip - Rockledge High Cross Country - Summer Conditioning Running Camp in Boone, NC
Attachment: RHS Cross Country.pdf
55. Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football game vs Gonzaga High School - tour Washington DC
Attachment: CHS football Washington DC.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

56. Titusville High School FCCLA National Leadership Conference, Nashville, TN
57. Field Trip for Satellite High School AFJROTC students to travel to George Mason Univeristy, June 21-25, 2013
H. Facilities Services

58. South Area Adult Education Lease Extension
59. 2013-14 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2013-14 Student Accommodation Plan.pdf

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to discuss the high schools in the south part of the county.  She noted the Palm Bay High School's capacity has dropped down to 50 percent.  Ms. Kneessy questioned if the district is looking at the high school boundaries since Bayside High School has also dropped in capacity.

Dr. Binggeli noted that the district is monitoring our high school enrollment as we move forward especially in the north and south areas.

Ms. Kneessy stated that there was legislation going through Tallahassee at one point that said if a schools' enrollment drops below 50 percent, than a charter school could come in at no cost and utilize part of that space.

Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, noted that the projection for the 2013-14 school year for Palm Bay High School amount of portables will go from fourteen to seven, which will bring the projected enrollment to 60 percent.

Discussion ensued in regard to enrollment and capacity levels in the secondary schools.

Dr. Murray noted that the capacity of the elementary and middle schools are high, so what is happening to the high school students, and where are they going for the high school capacity to be so much low lower.

Ms. Henderson requested that she would like to see an additional column on the student membership report that shows how many of the students are going to the ALC or other types of center.  Dr. Murray agreed and stated that it is something that the district needs to be addressing at the secondary level.

Dr. Krupp spoke about legislative changes for graduation requirements, its impact on the students, and the dropout rates in high schools.

Dr. Murray stated that they passed legislation to restrict AP classes and that will impact our AP classes because the students may be better off doing dual enrollment and going right into the university setting.

I. Staff Reports
60. Staff Reports


There are no staff reports.

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

Minutes: There are no additional public presentations.

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


Mr. Ziegler had no report.

Ms. Kneessy stated that we have seen an increase in regard to parents challenging books that are used in the classroom.  She noted that the district has a procedure in the Media Specialist Handbook that has been used, but it is not a Board adopted policy/procedure.  Ms. Kneessy requested a Board approved policy and process on how to handle curriculum that is being challenged.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she, Dr. Binggeli, and Mr. Ziegler attended the Rolling Readers Luncheon. She said that it is always exciting to hear the statistics that particular group of volunteers has on our students.

Ms. Kneessy noted that the Brevard Schools Foundation Golf Invitational is Monday, June 2, 2013. She stated that it is their big fundraiser for the year, and it is in need of sponsors and great opportunity to play golf. Please contact Ms. Kneessy or the Foundation office for more information.

Dr. Krupp reported on the Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) meetings.  The BCA extended their thanks to everything that the Adult Education is doing in terms of Jeffrey Arnott, Director of Adult Education, and his staff for the 21st Century grant writing they have been doing. Dr. Krupp noted that some of the grant money has been placing artists in the classroom, before and after school.

Dr. Krupp noted he attended the Titusville Rotary Club, which sponsored a luncheon at LaCita for all the North Area Teachers of the Year.  He noted that the Rotary Club has been doing this event for the last 15 years.  Dr. Krupp thanked them for honoring our teachers.

Ms. Henderson requested a spreadsheet of all the changes made during the legislative session.  She would like to know how they are going to effect the students, not only from a testing perspective, but any curriculum changes and changes needing to be made to our technology infrastructure, which will cost the district more money.

Dr. Murray had no report.

L. Superintendent's Report
63. Superintendent's Report


There was no Superintendent's report.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray stated the since the order of events were changed during the meeting the video break had been omitted. She noted that following the adjournment of the Board meeting the BPS Video Sound Bites will be aired.

M. Adjournment
64. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board Meeting of April 23, 2013 at 8:53 p.m.