04-23-2019 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, April 23, 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, April 4, 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:5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


Members present:  Misty Belford, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Cheryl McDougall was absent due to a previous commitment that could not be changed.


A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: There was no one for whom to hold a moment of silence.

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


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


Board Members and Dr. Mullins gave recognition to students, staff, community members and programs for positively impacting Brevard Public Schools.

Prior to recognitions, Ms. Belford asked if she could provide a legislative update first.  Board members concurred.  She explained that the budget organizing committee had taken place to determine what was to be funded for K-12 education.   She also stressed that now is the time that will have the most positive impact to advocate how we want those dollars allocated.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2019-0423 Supplemental.pdf

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on April 16, 2019.


  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-11. Student Expulsions
  • F-34. Educational Facilities Impact Fees


  • Job Description - Accountant I
  • Job Description - Retirement Specialist

Adopt the April 23, 2019 meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Mullins welcomed and congratulated those persons present.  Each were given time for brief comments.


Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Lena C. Wiebelt from the position of Principal at Bayside High School to the position of Director of Secondary Leading and Learning, on annual contract, effective June 1, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Kelli Dufresne from the position of Principal at Mila Elementary School to the position of Principal at Enterprise Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The appointment of Dr. Mark Rendell to the position of Principal at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, on annual contract, effective June 3, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

Accept the retirement of Michael N. Corneau from the position of Principal at Stevenson Elementary School, effective May 31, 2019.

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

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Financial Services

8. Audit Update
Attachment: RSM Half Cent Sales Surtax - Round Six 3-15-19.pdf
Attachment: RSM Internal Audit Follow-Up Report 3-15-19.pdf
Attachment: Audit Update 4-23-19.pdf
Minutes: Pennie Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, presented a brief audit update to the Board and viewing audience. Information provided was the audit on the Half-Cent Sales Surtax and the Internal Audit Follow-Up.

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment


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

Speakers in order of appearance:

  •  Anthony Colucci - Union collaboration
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher collaboration
  • Jonathan Hilliard - Teacher support
  • Ronald Bradley - Where is money going

Following comments, Ms. Descovich asked for Mr. Bradley to connect with Kevin Thornton, acting Chief Operations Officer, to get clarification on the number of busses we keep.

Ms. Belford provided a brief response to Mr. Colucci.

F. Consent
F. Board Office

10. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2019-0409 Workshop Curriculum.pdf
Attachment: Expulsion Hearing Minutes - 2019-28S.pdf (Confidential Item)

Attachment: 2019-0409II SB Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
11. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2019-34S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-35S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-36S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-37S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-38S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-39S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-40S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-41S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-42S.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: 2019-43S.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 04-23-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 04-23-2019.pdf
13. Financial Statements for the Period Ending February 28, 2019
Attachment: Financial Statements for February 28, 2019.pdf
14. Renewal of the Board’s Property, Boiler/Machinery, and Terrorism Insurance Policies
Attachment: Property, Boiler-Machinery, Terrorism Renewal Update as of - 3-29-2019.pdf
Attachment: SBBC Property-Boiler and Machinery-Terrorism Proposal - as of 3-29-2019 - A.J. Gallagher and Co..pdf
F. School Food and Nutrition

15. 2019-20 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Attachment: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application for 2019-20.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-23-19.pdf
17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 04-23-19.pdf
18. Termination of Instructional Employee
19. Approval of Settlement Agreement for Previous Instructional Employee
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

20. Field Trip - Rockledge High School Football Game vs Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia
Attachment: Rockledge HS - August 2019 - Ware County vs. Rockledge Contract.pdf
21. Field Trip - Rockledge High School's Girls and Boys Cross Country Team to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina
Attachment: Rockledge HS - Cross Country Team Invitation to Appalachian State June 2019.pdf
22. Field Trip - Southwest Middle School Technology Student Association Group to National Harbor, Maryland
Attachment: Southwest MS National TSA Conference Schedule 2019.pdf
Attachment: Southwest MS National TSA Conference Information and Itinerary June 2019.pdf
23. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) 2019 National Competitions
Attachment: 2019 Potential Schools going to National Competitions.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

24. Florida Job Growth Grant Application
F. Student Activities

25. Who We Play For
Attachment: WWPF and Brevard County Schools MOU for ECG Screenings (clean) (4-1-19).pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

26. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Month of February 2019
Attachment: February 2019 Monthly Report.pdf
27. Head Start Self-Assessment Report and 2019-20 Training and Technical Assistance Plan
Attachment: 18 19 BPSHS Self Assessment Report.pdf
Attachment: 19 20 BPSHS Training and Technical Assistance_Travel Plan.pdf
F. Project Management

28. Eau Gallie High School Aviation Lab Project - Close Out
Attachment: Eau Gallie aviation OEF 209.pdf
29. Eau Gallie High School Serving Line Renovations - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Eau Gallie Food Services GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: cost benefit form Eau Gallie cafeteria.pdf
30. Satellite High School - HVAC Media Center
Attachment: Satellite OAU attachments.pdf
31. Columbia Elementary School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Columbia Design Attachments.pdf
32. 2019-2020 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: Draft 2019-20 Student Accommodation Plan - electronic copy.pdf
33. Stevenson Elementary School - Construction Administration Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Stevenson Construction Admin Attachments.pdf
34. Educational Facilities Impact Fees
Attachment: Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committees Recommendation Summary 04 22 2019.pdf
35. Kennedy Middle School - Serving Line Remodel Additional Design Build Services
Attachment: Kennedy Serving Line Change Order #2.pdf
F. Compensation Services

36. Job Description - Coordinator - Grant Projects
Attachment: 9260_COORD-GRANT PRO_C2467_Draft.pdf
Attachment: 9260_COORD-GRANT PRO_C2467_Submitted.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

37. Approval of Consent

Approve the April 23, 2019 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

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

38. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - 14-P-025-CO-A2 - External Independent Auditing Services.pdf
Attachment: b - RFP 16-P-080-EP - State Lobbying Consulting Services Renewal.pdf
Attachment: c - 16-B-084-LU - Paint and Materials.pdf
Attachment: d - 19-446-B-CC - Screen Printed Shirts.pdf
Attachment: e - 19-586-B-NC - Walk-In Cooler-Freezer.pdf
Attachment: f - 17-PB-095-NC-A1 - Staples Business Advantage.pdf
Attachment: g - 19-496-SC-NC-A1 - Heavy & Medium Trucks.pdf


Approve the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) below:

a - RFP #14-P-025-CO External Auditing Services A2 - $90,000 (this is $45,000 less then what was taken to the Board previously). (Finance) - Operating Other

b - RFP #18-P-080-EP State Lobbying Services - $60,000 (this is a 2-year renewal) (Government & Community Relations) - Operating Other

Approve the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) below:

c -ITB #16-B-084-LU Paint and Materials - $80,000 (this is a 2-year renewal) (Plant Ops and Maintenance)

d - ITB #19-446-B-CC Screen Printed & Embroidered Shirts – Variable (New Bid) (Purchasing)

e - ITB #19-586-B-NC Walk-In Cooler/Freezer – Variable (New Bid) (Food & Nutrition)

Approve the Piggyback (PB) below:

f -PB#17-PB-095-NC A1 Office Supplies – Variable (this is extending the contract by 1-year) (Purchasing)

Approve the State Contract (SC) below:

g -SC#19-496-SC-NC A1 Heavy & Medium Trucks - $170,242 (Awarding to another vendor as the original vendor (approved 2/12/19) increased his price by $8k) (Transportation) - Capital Projects

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

G. Equity, Innovation & Choice

39. Public Hearing-2019-2020 Charter Application Recommended for Approval
Attachment: Pineapple Cove Classical Academy - Pineda Application Evaluation.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Descovich began the public hearing at 6:44 p.m.  Hearing no speakers, she concluded the public hearing at 6:44 p.m.

Hold a public hearing and approve the charter application for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at Pineda.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

H. Information
H. Career & Technical Education

40. 2019-2020 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant Application
H. ESE Program Support

41. Department of Juvenile Justice 2019-2020 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ CALENDAR 2019-2020.pdf

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

L. Superintendent's Report
43. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Mullins asked for Ms. Zuercher to provide a budget update.

M. Adjournment
44. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 6:49 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).