04-26-2011 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 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 21, 2011. 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

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray call the regular School Board meeting of April 26, 2011 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 Murray called for a moment of silence for Noah Rhea-Campbell, 9th Grade student from Heritage High School.

A-3. Invocation (Brandon Lopez, 10th Grade, Cocoa High School)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Brandon Lopez, 10th Grade student from Cocoa High School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Emily McVey, 11th Grade, Cocoa High School)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Emily McVey, 11th grade student from Cocoa High School.

A-5. Entertainment (Cocoa HS Performing Arts Chorus & Drama)
5. Entertainment


Cocoa High School Performing Arts Chorus and Drama Groups, under the direction of Suzanne Gardner, Music Director and Deborah Hoskins, Drama Teacher, performed one additional number for the board and the viewing public.

Chairman Murray took the opportunity to thank Ms. Gardner and Ms. Hoskins, and their students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Murray called for a short recess at 5:40 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:43 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 Additions
F-17.   Student Expulsions

Consent Revisions
F-26.     Math Solutions, a Division of Scholastics Inc. Proposal
F-27.     Document Based Questions Project
F-32.     Contract Services Agreement with Dr. Bradley Greene, Quality Schools Consultant and Trainer

Consent Deletions
Adult Education and Family Literaccy Career Pathways Systems. 


Adopt the agenda for the Regular School Board meeting of April 26, 2011 and its revisions.

Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
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. Recognition of the 2011 Teacher of the Year and Finalists

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced the 2011 Teacher of the Year Finalists and announced the 2011 Brevard Public Schools Teacher of the Year district winner; Diane Phillips, Cocoa High School English Teacher. Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli congratulated the finalists and presented them with an engraved clock. Dr. Binggeli thanked them for all they do for the students of Brevard Public Schools. The finalists are named individually on the agenda item.
8. Outstanding School Volunteers


Dr. Binggeli introduced Ginger Blair, Communications Program Coordinator, who announced the Outstanding School Volunteers recipients in the Youth, Adult, and Senior Volunteer categories.

The three district winners are David Melnyk, 2011 Outstanding Youth Volunteer, Hoover Middle School; Charmane Miller, 2011 Outstanding Adult Volunteer, West Melbourne Elementary School of Science; and Lester Stafford, 2011 Outstanding Senior Volunteer, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.

Ms. Blair noted that Mr. Stafford was also chosen as the Florida Department of Educations' (FLDOE) 2011 Region 3 Outstanding Senior Volunteer.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli presented each of these exceptional volunteers with a plaque and their sincere appreciation on behalf of the School Board and the students.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

9. K-12 School Board Student Art Show Recognition
Attachment: 2011 School Board Art Show.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Peggy Nolan, Visual Arts Resource Teacher, who announced the winners of the 2010-2011 School Board Art Show.
10. Recognition of the Principal Supporting the Arts Award in Brevard Schools


Dr. Binggeli introduced Christina Delorey, President of the Brevard Art Educators Association and Art Teacher at Lewis Carroll Elementary, who announced the Principals nominated for the Outstanding Principals Supporting the Visual Arts Award.

Ms. Delorey gave the history of the Outstanding Principals Supporting the Visual Arts Award which was originally created in 2004 to recognize those Brevard County principals who go above and beyond in supporting their art programs. The past recipients are:

2004 Carl Brown, Principal at Manatee Elementary
2005 Marilyn Sylvester, Principal at Longleaf Elementary
2006 Tony Hines, Principal at Rockledge High School
2007 Pennie Wade, Principal at Lewis Carroll Elementary
2008 Barry Pritchard, Principal at Sunrise Elementary
2009 Rick Fleming, Principal at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School
2010 Mark Tormoen, Principal at Viera High School

The following principals were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their outstanding efforts in supporting their visual arts programs and increasing awareness of the importance of visual arts education in our schools:

Hilah Mercer, Principal at Cambridge Elementary
Dr. Neleffra Marshall, Principal at West Melbourne Elementary School for Science
Barry Pritchard, Principal at Sunrise Elementary
Cindy Whalin, Principal at Port Malabar Elementary
Ronald Dedmon, Principal at Oak Park Elementary
Dr. Michael Miller, Principal at Saturn Elementary

Ms. Delorey introduced Yvonne Weinstein, Art Teacher from Satellite High School.  Ms. Weinstein announced Mark Elliott, Satellite High School Principal, as the recipient for the 2011 Outstanding Principal Supporting the Visual Arts Award.  Ms. Weinstein said a few words and thanked Mr. Elliott for his support and dedication for the arts.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli congratulated Mr. Elliott and presented him with a framed digital photography artwork from a 10th grade student at Satellite High School.



C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Labor Relations

11. Proclamation for Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Teacher Appr Week Proclamation 2011.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 2 -May 6, 2011 as Teacher Appreciation Week.

Approve the Proclamation for Teacher Appreciation Week for May 2-6, 2011. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

12. Proclamation for Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Substitute Teacher Appreciation Proclamation 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 2 -May 6, 2011 as Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week.

Approve the Proclamation for Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week for May 2-6, 2011.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Student Services

13. Recognize May 6 - 12, 2011 as National Nurses Week
Attachment: RESOLUTION Nurses Week 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the week of May 6 -May 12, 2011 as National Nurses Week in Brevard County Public Schools.

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, 2011 as National Nurses Week in Brevard County 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. Exceptional Education

14. Better Hearing and Speech Month, May 2011
Attachment: Hearing-SpeechMonth 2011.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month.


Adopt the attached proclamation designating May 2011 as Better Hearing and Speech Month in Brevard Public Schools. 

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. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

15. Testing and Accountability Update
Attachment: 2011 Testing and Accountability Changes Board Mtg 4.26.pdf

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of Testing and Accountability, gave a presentation on the 2011 Testing and Accountability changes and potential impact on School Grade and AYP.

Ms. Kneessy  questioned Dr. Schafer on how the new computerized testing and what happens if there is a power surge and the students are in the middle of taking their exam when the computer system goes down for some reason.

Dr. Schaefer mentioned that other districts had those sort of problems and the Department of Education has given the districts procedures to follow in those cases. She also mentioned that our technology department has overseen this very closely as to minimize the issues.

Ms. Kneessy questioned if the DOE has moved away from free response to multiple choice with the new computerized testing.  Dr. Schaefer stated that there are no free response answers not only on the computer based testing but also on all the paper/pencil tests.

Discussion ensued about the adaptability of computer-based testing for math and giving the students more practice time with this new process.

Ms. Kneessy stated her concerns about the GED and the special diploma groups counting against the graduation rate and being penalized from the DOE. Dr. Schafer stated our Curriculum & Instruction and Exceptional Education Department are currently looking into the concerns brought up this evening.

Mr. Ziegler had questions regarding the field testing of geometry and biology and that no test scores will be generated. He questioned whether our testing and accountability will be tracking the scores for effectiveness.  Dr. Schafer stated that the district will get no information at all regarding the Algebra I end of course exam field test. The district gets no information whatsoever on student performance from the Department of Education.

Dr. Binggeli stated that it is to test the test. The DOE will throw out questions that are problematic.

Dr. Krupp questioned if the student will get immediate feedback on the computerized based testing.  Dr. Schafer stated that the students nor the teacher will get immediate feedback on the student's grades. The DOE is hopeful that the scores being released to the districts time will be shortened but the process will still be the same as it is currently. She also stated the test will not be broken down by components.

Discussion ensued between the Board and Dr. Schafer regarding the computer generated field testing and the end of the year course exam.

Dr. Murray spoke in regard to the concerns of the GED and the special diplomas counting against the district graduation rate. She mentioned that philosophically we need to keep in mind that if a student does not go through the traditional system, then some system has failed along the way. Whether it's student driven or family driven or whether it is school driven. There is a study that was done in Brevard County that is exceedingly timely information on this topic and maybe Dr. Spadaccini would like to share some of her findings with the Board on Brevard County's GED students.

Dr. Murray hoped that the Superintendent's Association and the School Board Association as well as other groups across the state would continue to work on changing the special diplomas back to counting toward the graduation rate.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that there is some angst as it relates to the linking of the new testing to last years data. The concern is that the new test is more rigorous and the scores of last year more difficult that any year previously.

Dr. Murray thanked Dr. Schafer for her report. 


E. Public Discussion
16. Public Discussion


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that the maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She stated that the Board would not respond to the comments or requests this evening but the Superintendent of Schools would investigate them and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

1.    Laene Keith, Viera - Education Funding
2.   Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Professional Learning Communities
3.   Dan Bennett, Rockledge - Labor Relations

Chairman Murray thanked the speaker's for their willingness to speak to the Board.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

17. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 04.26.11 Expulsion.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

18. Financial Statments with Budget Amendments for the period ending February 28, 2011
Attachment: Financials - February 28, 2011.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #6 - February 28 2011.pdf
Attachment: February 2011 budget amend explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

19. Warrants Written for the Month of March, 2011
Attachment: Warrants - March 2011.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

20. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: ITB 11-019BP - Cafeteria Ice Cream Summary.pdf
Attachment: RFQ 11001BP - PT-OT-SL Therapy Services.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1106 Excent Corporation - ESE Program Support.pdf
21. Property Disposal
Attachment: April_26_11.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-26-11.pdf
23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 04-26-11.pdf
F. School Choice

24. Recommend the Approval of the Amendment to Odyssey Charter School Contract
Attachment: Amended Odyssey Contract Final - April 26, 2011.pdf
25. Recommend the Renewal of the Imagine Schools at West Melbourne Charter Contract
Attachment: Attachment 1.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 A.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 A.1.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 A.2.pdf
Attachment: Board Agenda Attachment 1 B.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

26. Math Solutions, a Division of Scholastic Inc. Proposal
Attachment: Gard-Math Solutions.pdf
Attachment: Contract_Math Solutions_Revised_4-25-2011.pdf
27. Document Based Question Project
Attachment: Brevard Estimate A (3).pdf
Attachment: DBQ.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

28. Independent Evaluation Services for Even Start Program
Attachment: Bigbie Vida.pdf
Attachment: Bigbie Consultant Agreement.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

29. AVID Letter Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and the AVID Center 2011-2012
Attachment: 2011-2012 AVID Pricing Schedule.pdf
Attachment: 2011-2012 AVID Agreement.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

30. Advanced Placement Incentive Program
F. Student Services

31. Agreement w/School Board of Brevard County and Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Case Management Providers
Attachment: Mental Health Agreement Feb 24, 2011.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

32. Contracted Services Agreement with Dr. Bradley Greene, Quality Schools Consultant and Trainer
Attachment: BradGreene-May 2011.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

33. Palm Bay High School Engineering Programs' Rocket Team Trip to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: PBHS Rocket Challenge, Washington, D.C. May 2011.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

34. Titusville High School German Club trip to Helen, GA
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1346_001.pdf
F. Project Management

35. Reappoint School Board Representatives to Two Local Planning Agencies
37. Easement to CAMZG, LLC at Meadowlane Primary and Intermediate Elementary Schools
Attachment: Utility Easement.pdf
38. Utility Easement to the City of Cocoa Beach at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
Attachment: Utility Easement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

39. Approval of Consent Agenda

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

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Project Management

36. 2011-12 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2011 Student Accommodation Plan.pdf
Attachment: Supplemental Information.pdf

Dr. Krupp pulled this agenda item to discuss the supplemental information that the Board received prior to the meeting. He specifically mentioned the $206,000. for portables for Viera High School and requested background information as to why a high school that is not that old is already out of capacity and needs of portables.

Ed Curry, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities,  stated that the student population is looked at every year. The Viera Company has been aggressively built up this area with approval and more people have moved here. We are currently not adequately funded for new facilities and unless the district starts to move student all over the county, the opportunities you have to solve the problem in the short term are portables.

Dr. Murray questioned Mr. Curry about the laws that prohibit the school district to building for future needs in Florida and that the capacity has to be with a certain percentage of the actual bodies attending.  Mr. Curry stated that there are regulations and guidelines that the district must adhere to as it relates to building new facilities and its capacity limitations of the building requirements.

Discussion ensued about the interlocal agreements between Dr. Krupp and Mr. Curry.

Ms. Kneessy expressed her concerns about the use of portable and stressed equity between the schools. She requested for next year a more comprehensive plan prior to the 2012 Student Accommodation Plan so the Board is not presented with the same portable issues.  Ms. Kneessy also requested a guarantee for fairness and an in-depth study before any more cost is expended on portables.

Dr. Murray stated that in the Strategic Plan, it was the Board's direction to phase out the portables because they are not cost effective. She also addressed the fairness issue. Dr. Murray requested Dr. Binggeli speak about advocating for the district and not for just their school. She stated her concern that as the budgets get tighter the potential of turf wars is higher and she does not want to see any of that in Brevard County.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to thank Cari Kupec for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Quest Elementary School to the position of Coordinator -Grant Project - Race to the Top on annual contract, effective April 27, 2011.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a BPS-TV video break at 7:36 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:48 p.m.



Approve the 2011-12 Student Accommodation Plan.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Action
G. Human Resources

40. School Board Policy Revisions - NEOLA - Public Hearing
Attachment: NEOLA Policies - Public Hearing - 04-26-11.pdf

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open. No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Mr. Ziegler brought up concerns about using the word "educate" on appropriate online behavior in Policy 7540.03. He thought that word was a little strong. Dr. Murray stated that it is sometimes a part of the curriculum. 

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, stated  we do address cyber bullying and cyber safety will all of our students on a yearly basis. Discussion ensued between the Board, Dr. Binggeli, and Ms. Van Meter is regard to teachers educating the students on Internet safety.

Gino Butto, Assistant Superintendent of Information Technology, clarified for Mr. Ziegler that the wording in the policy was lifted from the legislation.

Ms. Kneessy stated her concerns on the policy and how specific the education of the students and staff is stated in this policy and are we meeting  the standards of this new policy.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he will have George Grachis, District Information Security Specialist, update the Board on what the district has implemented as it relates to Policy 7540.03.



Hold Public Hearing and adopt/approve the new/revised School Board policies listed below:

New Policies








Revised Policies












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

H. Information
H. Compensation & Benefits

41. Job Description: Assistant Director - Transportation & Vehicle Maintenance
Attachment: AsstDirTrans.pdf
42. Job Description: Baker/Cook
Attachment: Baker+Cook.pdf
43. Job Description: Group Leader - School Age Child Care (SACC)
Attachment: GroupLeader.pdf
H. School Choice

44. Revisions to Policy 5120 and Policy 7120
Attachment: Policy 7120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120 PROPOSED 2011 REVISION - Tracked Changes.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Clean Copy.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Tracked Changes.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Clean Copy.pdf
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

45. Contracted Services Agreement between the Office of Title I and Family Leadership, Inc.
Attachment: Family Leadership, Inc..pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

46. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to University of Wisconsin
Attachment: 2011 FPS Teams Attending International Competition.pdf
H. Alternative Sites

47. Department of Juvenile Justice 2011-2012 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ Calendar 2011-12.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

48. Continuation of Project SEARCH Contracted Services Agreement with Health First, Inc.
Attachment: ProjectSEARCH Contract 2011.pdf
49. Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the School Board of Seminole County for the Purpose of Medicaid Administrative Claiming Activities
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9815P-IR3235-513-EXED_MEDICAID SEMINOLE_001.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

50. Eau Gallie High School Participation in Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Eau Gallie High Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl Finalist - June 2011.pdf
51. Sunrise Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team Participation at 2011 World Finals at the University of Maryland
Attachment: Sunrise Elem - Odyssey of the Mind - May 2011.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

52. Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High JROTC Field Trip to Washington, DC
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1393_001.pdf
53. Titusville High School NJROTC Field Trip to Atlanta Georgia
H. Project Management

54. Transfer and Use of Educational Impact Fees
Attachment: Minutes of Meeting #8.pdf
Attachment: Supporting Documents.pdf
Attachment: Impact Fee Benefit District Map.pdf

I. Staff Reports
55. Staff Reports
Attachment: Staff Presentation 4-26-11.pdf
Minutes: Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, gave a preliminary budget presentation. Ms. Preston updated the Board on the Legislative actions, and the next steps as it relates to upcoming meetings and communication between the district and the community.

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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


Mr. Ziegler stated that he attended the VEX Robotic competition at the Disney Wide World of Sports. He gave a brief synopsis of the smaller robots and the excitement that it is generating in the schools.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he spoke at the Harry T. Moore Festival. He mentioned that he met Evelyn Moore, daughter of Harry T. and Harriette Moore and he learned about the history of education in Brevard.

Mr. Ziegler stated he was in Tallahassee doing lobbying for education and was following in Dr. Binggeli's footsteps and met with some of the same people that spoke highly of him. He definitely reached and made an impact on these legislators to get some changes made. Mr. Ziegler thanked Dr. Binggeli for what he has done for education in Florida.

Mr. Ziegler would like some dialog in an upcoming workshop on what comes forward at the School Board meetings. He also requested that when a Board Member requests information that it be placed on the board agenda as an information item for discussion so all the Board Members know how the other members feel on the topic.

Mr. Ziegler requested information as it relates to substitute teachers (IE: why the list is closed, schools having to call 30 subs before they get one, retired teachers having to take a class prior to getting on the sub list). He also requested that there be an informational item on the next board agenda for dialog amongst the Board.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that policy 0160 gives guidelines on placing items on the agenda by the Board. She requested the information on the parent survey in particular the dress code which will warrant Board discussion and the fee schedule for activities. Ms. Kneessy stated that she has the same concern as Mr. Ziegler.

Dr. Krupp stated that he is a member of the Brevard Cultural Alliance and they have a date set of October 14- October 23, 2011 for the Art of Sand Exhibit which will be held at the Space Coast Stadium.

Dr. Krupp mention that he attended the Brevard Schools Foundation's Pennies for Purpose Award and their Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Scoop and enjoyed some delicious ice cream. He also attended the Take Stock in Children Mentor celebration which was phenomenal.

Dr. Krupp mentioned that he spoke at the Harry T. Moore Festival at BCC in Titusville.

Dr. Krupp also attended the VEX Robotics Competition at Disney's Wide World of Sports. He mentioned that 20 countries were recognized, and 3800 teams competing. Dr. Krupp mentioned that the big things that they learned was that the Chief Education Officer would provide free for students and teachers, access to their autodesk which is a $10,000 software at no cost.

Dr. Krupp mentioned that he attended the 21st Annual Coach's Hall of Fame in which Greg Hostetler, counselor at Astronaut High and his former student, was inducted.

Ms. Henderson requested the results of choice transportation from Dr. Binggeli.  Dr. Binggeli responded in the affirmative.

Dr. Murray mentioned that for the first time in the Florida state history, the science award for both biological and physical science went to a single high school after 55 years of science fairs. We have that high school in Brevard County, Palm Bay High School.  Dr. Murray congratulated Chad Harris, who won the Best in Show Award in Biological Science and Justin Ramserin, who won Best in Show for his Physical Science Project. She also thanked their teacher, Mike O'Donnell for his many hours of support for these two students.

Dr. Murray announced that the Art of Teachers Exhibit will be on display at the Maxwell King Center beginning May 9 - June 5, 2011.

Dr. Murray noted that she attended two luncheons, the BFT retired teachers organizations and the Republican Party Luncheon. Both groups made it clear of their concerns of the funding issues in Tallahassee and mentioned they would get actively involved speaking with the Legislators.

Dr. Murray stated her concerns about the substitute teachers and the standards that the district is going to set. She mentioned that over the last several years has voiced her concerns about losing that pool of recent retired teachers who already have their credentials in place. Dr. Murray requested that this topic be on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting.





L. Superintendent's Report
58. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli stated that there were thirteen high school first place winners in the Florida State Science Fair and Brevard Schools had six winners out of the thirteen, from the 67 school districts in Florida. He also mentioned that four of these students would represent Florida in the National Science Fair in Los Angeles, and two of these students were from Brevard.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that he has spoken with all of the building principals in the three areas in regard to how they utilize their time and  part of the discussion related to substitute teachers. He mentioned that he does not want any of our principals having to call around for substitutes. HR has been looking at a way that we can effectively use the technology that we have already and customize it the way the principals need it to work. Dr. Binggeli stated that there has to be a balance between the long term subs, the retired teachers and the sub budget that the schools maintain. He stated that HR will be getting the substitute information out to the Board shortly.

Dr. Murray took this opportunity to thank Dr. Binggeli and his staff for changing the schedule due to the shuttle launch.

Ms. Kneessy stated that as far as the substitutes, she wanted the best person  in the classroom for the students and if we have to cut in other areas to get a  retired teacher, then that is what the schools will have to do.

Dr. Binggeli stated that there are retired teachers who are in our schools substituting currently. The district is just looking at improving the process. 

M. Adjournment
59. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of April 26, 2011 was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.