04-28-2015 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday,April 28, 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, April 16, 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 meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.

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 She asked for a moment of silence for Wyquashia Evans, a 12th grade student from Satellite High School who recently passed away.
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A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Invocation (Nichole Spillers, Grade 11, EGHS)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Nicole Spillers, an 11th grade student from Eau Gallie High School read the invocation.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (James Davis, Grade 12, EGHS)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: James Davis, a 12th grade student from Eau Gallie High School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (Eau Gallie Chamber Orchestra)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Prior to the beginning of the School Board meeting, entertainment was provided by the Eau Gallie Chamber Orchestra under the direction of orchestra teacher, Erik Bryan. Following the opening exercises, they performed one additional number.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 5:45 p.m. so that the students could gather their belongings. Chairman Kneessy reconvened the meeting at 5:50 p.m.
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A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda


Motions:
Adopt the April 28, 2015 Special School Board meeting Consent Agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
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


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Ronald D. Dedmon from the position of Principal at Oak Park Elementary to the position of Assistant Principal (SH 12 month) at Eau Gallie High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Karl J. Kaminski from the position of Assistant Principal (SH 12 month) at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (MS 12 month) at DeLaura Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Ashley D. Toll from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Endeavour Elementary to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Intermediate, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Kate Setterbo from the position of Assistant Principal (SH 12 month) at Heritage High School to the position of Assistant Principal (SH 12 month) at Bayside High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Marina S. Saporito-Middleton from the position of Assistant Principal (MS 12 month) at Central Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (MS 12 months) at Southwest Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. 

The transfer of Tami L. Lanterman from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Audubon Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

Accept the resignation of Tiffany M. Brooks, Principal of Palm Bay Elementary School, effective June 5, 2015.

- 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


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

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: School principal, Kathryn Eward and music teacher, Kimberly Dickman, assistant principal, shared about the Creating Original Opera and Shakespeare Revisted programs at Dr. W.J Creel Elementary.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Labor Relations

9. Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Substitute Teacher Appreciation Proclamation 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, read the proclamation.

Motions:
Approve the Proclamation for Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week for May 4-8, 2015- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

10. Teacher Appreciation Week
Attachment: Teacher Appreciation Proclamation 2015.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, read the proclamation. Following the reading and approval of the proclamation, Ms. Irwin showed a video to the Board and viewing audience.

Motions:
Approve the Proclamation for Teacher Appreciation Week for May 4-8, 2015- 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. Middle School Programs/K-12

11. Update on the Brevard Virtual Instruction Program (BVIP)
Attachment: Virtual Graduation Requirement-Parent FAQ 2 17 15.pdf
Attachment: Most Popular Online Courses.pdf
Minutes: Heather Price, assistant principal of the Brevard Virtual Instruction Program presented information on the growth of Brevard Virtual, the current program offerings and opportunities for the future. She answered Board questions.

E. Public Comment
12. 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.

Public Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  1. Rebecca Rayborn, Teacher Contract Negotiations
  2. Richard Smith,  Labor Relations
  3. Dan Bennett, Labor Relations
  4. Donna Arnister, Labor Relations
  5. Tessa Thompson, Insurance Issues
  6. Marcus Hochman, Bargaining
  7. Kinley Nagle, Learning Disabilities Causes

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

13. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2015-0428.pdf (Confidential Item)
14. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

15. Financial Statements with Budget Amendment and Resolution for the Operating Fund at Period End February 28, 2015
Attachment: FY 2014-15 Operating Budget Amendment #6 - February 28 2015.pdf
Attachment: FY 2014-15 Financial Statements - February 28, 2015.pdf
Attachment: February 2015 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

16. Warrants for the month of March 2015
Attachment: Warrant List - March 2015.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

17. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 04-28-15 .pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 04-28-15.pdf
18. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 15-B-055-LU - Gym Floor Refinishing.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 15-B-070-LU - Pressure Washing Service.pdf
Attachment: c - RFQ 14-Q-005-KR - Continuing Contract for Geotechnical & Material Testing Services.pdf
Attachment: d - RFQ 15-Q-020-CJ - Yearbooks, Class Rings & Commencement Items.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 15-495-AL - Marzano Research.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 15-009-KC-A1 - Amendment #1 - Deborah Zipf.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 15-501-AL - Education Trust.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 15-521-DR - Taylor Publishing Co. dba Balfour - Rockledge Sr. High School.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA #15-591-AL - Math Solutions.pdf
Attachment: k - additional accounting string.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA #15-511-AL - Premier Assistive Technology Inc..pdf
F. Transportation

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

22. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 04-28-15.pdf
24. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 4-28-15.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

25. Resolution Relating to the Flexibility of Categorical Funding
Attachment: Categorical Flexible Spending Resolution.pdf
Attachment: 2014 Florida Statute 1011.62(6)(b).pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

26. 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
F. Project Management

27. 2015-16 Student Accommodation Plan
Attachment: 2015-16 Student Accommodation Plan - electronic version with errata.pdf
28. Appoint School Board Representative to the Rockledge Local Planning Agency
29. Manatee Elementary School Gutter Replacement - Roofing Contractor Services
Attachment: Manatee gutter replacement attachment.pdf
30. Cocoa High School Kitchen Renovations-Construction Management Services
Attachment: Cocoa High Kitchen Renovation Attachments II.pdf
31. Ocean Breeze Elementary School - Change Order to Guaranteed Maximum Price for Additional Services
Attachment: Ocean Breeze change order attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

32. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the April 28, 2015 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion:
Second:
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

20. Departmental Reorganization Plans - Operating
Attachment: CI_Coord - Head Start.pdf
Attachment: CI_Coord-VPK_Early Child.pdf
Attachment: ET_Coordinator - Tech Support.pdf
Attachment: SB_Administrative Asst_SB.pdf
Attachment: ET_Spec - Telecom.pdf
Attachment: CR_Records Retention Tech.pdf
Attachment: HR_Manager_EmpBenefits.pdf
Attachment: ET_Dir_MIS.pdf
Attachment: PW_Spec_Warehouse Ops.pdf
Attachment: HR_Dir_Benfits_RiskMgmt.pdf
Attachment: PW_Driver_Courier II.pdf
Attachment: 2-Operating Budget Changes Overview.pdf
Attachment: CI_Coord - Title I Project.pdf
Attachment: ET_Dir_IT.pdf
Attachment: CR_Mktg_Outrch_Supv.pdf
Attachment: PW_Driver_Courier I.pdf
Attachment: CS_Coord_ChoiceCharterStrat.pdf
Attachment: PW_Warehouseman.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson pulled the item.  She said that she was fine with everything except for the Community Relations restructure.  Dr. Pace explained the rationale behind the recommendations, but said they would of course follow the Board's direction.

Some information was requested about a program called "Evergreen," a study to help develop and improve all job processes and performance capabilities within an organization. This is something for future discussion.



Motions:
Recommend approval of the reorganization plans with the exception of the Community Relations positions as presented.- 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



Motions:

Accept the reorganization of the Community Relations positions (two records technicians, marketing outreach supervisor and accounting specialist I) as recommended.

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

21. Personnel Allocations 2015-2016
Attachment: Personnel Allocations 2015-16.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Craig pulled this item for discussion.  As mentioned in a previous workshop, he felt that it is very important to be specific where monies come from to support a new position, the sustainability plan and why the positions/reorganizations are needed. 

He thanked staff for their responses to his questions.



Motions:
Recommend approval of the Personnel Allocations Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.- 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

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

Mrs. Henderson pulled this item for discussion.  Mrs. Henderson said that she had done extensive review of this consent agenda item and asks why, if in the current product, there is no functionality problem, the employees can get their jobs done and it is customized for district needs, why the rush for a change.  She feels there are too many unknowns and unanswered questions and this can become very problematic.

Mr. Craig and Mr. Ziegler both said that our employees deserve a better product that will provide them more detail and easier access.

Dr. Pace wanted to say for the record that they have never had any issues with employees having the premiums they selected and being charged the premiums that they should be charged.

Mrs. Henderson expressed that the savings was minimal in relation to the unknown pieces.

Mr. Bistline clarified that if this item was approved, the contract would be awarded.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 7:50 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
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Motions:

It is the recommendation of Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, and staff to award to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder as identified above and highlighted on the attached tabulation sheet. Request authority for the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Services to renew the contract for one (1) additional two (2) year period. Contract renewal shall be contingent upon the Associate Superintendent of Human Resource's request for continuance of services and annual contract review.

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


G. Action
G. Facilities Services

33. Revisions to Policy 6340 - Modifications and Alterations to School Buildings
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 6340 Revisions.pdf
Minutes: 

There was discussion amongst the Board and Mr. Theodore was asked exactly what this policy revision will do and what it will be used for.

Explanation was provided as requested.  It is consistent with statute. No competive process is being circumvented whatsoever.



Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing to revise Policy 6340 - Modifications and Alterations to School Buildings as recommended.- 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


H. Information
H. Students at Risk

34. Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Competitive Grant
H. South Area Superintendent

35. Southwest Middle School Trip to 2015 National TSA Conference and Competition in Grapevine, Texas
Attachment: Southwest - National TSA Conference and Competition - June-July 2015.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

36. Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Game vs St. Edwards High in Cleveland, OH
Attachment: Cocoa HS-SEHS Agreement October 3.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
37. Employees Enrolling Students in Schools with Contiguous Boundaries

Minutes: 

The Board had asked Stephanie Archer, director of School Choice, to provide them with a list of pros and cons for allowing employees to enroll children not only in their respective school sites, but also in schools that have contiguous boundaries with their respective work sites.

The list provided had many more pros than cons and it was determined to continue this discussion as there are many variables to consider.

38. Boundary Elimination Choice Programs

Minutes: 

In regards to the elimination of boundaries at choice programs, it was determined for Stephanie Archer to bring an information item before the Board at the next meeting eliminating boundaries for choice programs beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.

39. Discussion about Advertisements for Superintendent Search

Minutes: 

The Board had approved several advertisements for the search for a superintendent. The consultant had told the Board that two would be no charge.  It was found out that FSBA does not have an advertising site and that FASA charged.  Additionally, Ray and Associates had been tasked with finding out the cost to advertise in USA Today.

The cost to advertise in USA Today was upwards of $5,200.00 and the cost to advertise in FASA was $300.00.  The Board declined both and asked Mr. Bistline to express to the search firm that it was not acceptable to present them with inaccurate information.

40. Recording and Posting Board Workshops via Video

Minutes: The Board was in agreement about having all meeting and workshops videotaped and played and streamed; with limited exceptions.
41. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

Minutes: 

There was discussion regarding the grading for EOCs.  Mrs. Van Meter provided information.

Mr. Ziegler requested a modification to the practice of not allowing students who attend a choice school to particiapte in sports in their zoned school.  Chairman Kneessy asked for Dr. Thedy, assistant superintendent of Student Services, to research and provide the Board an update on the possibility of this action.

Mr. Ziegler also asked if it is standard practice for schools to have students recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Bistline said that it is state law. Mr. Ziegler says he has reason to believe that this is not standard practice at all schools.


L. Superintendent's Report
42. Superintendent Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli said that he was happy to have attended the event for the Take Stock in Children graduates.  He said there were a record number of inductees, but said we still need mentors.

M. Adjournment
43. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 9:14 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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