05-08-2012 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, May 3, 2012. 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 called the School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A-3. Invocation (Benjamin Hunt, 12th Grade, Eau Gallie High School)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Benjamin Hunt, 12th Grade student of Eau Gallie High School, presented the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Sam Hartford, 12 Grade, Eau Gallie High School)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Sam Hartford, 12th grade student of Eau Gallie High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Eau Gallie Percussion Ensemble)
5. Entertainment


Eau Gallie High School Percussion and Encore Ensemble, under the direction of Band Directors; Thomas Singletary and Bobby Blum; and Chorus Director Jordan Evans, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Mr. Singletary, Mr. Blum and Mr. Evans, and their students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a recess at 5: 44 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:49 p.m.

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Recognition Agenda
B-7.  Spotlight on Education

Consent Agenda
F-11.   Student Expulsions (additional)
F-17.   Head Start Replacement Grantee - Brevard County, Florida (additional)
F-23.   Melbourne High Crew Team (additional)
F-18.  International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to University of Indiana (revised)

Approve the agenda for the School Board meeting of May 8, 2012 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 introduced Marian Passmore, Rockledge High Teacher and Robotics Sponsor for the Pink Team.  Ms. Passmore gave an brief history on robotics and the accomplishments of the Pink Team.  She then introduced the following three students who concluded the presentation.

Byrnne Michelman, 11th grade, Rockledge High School
Kaitlin Lostroscio, 12th grade, Rockledge High School
Dominique (Nikki) Russell, 12th grade, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School

Mr. Ziegler stated that the Pink Team has a lot of team spirit, which is evident when attending a robotics competition. He mentioned that the Pink Team has done a great job putting Brevard on the map as far as robotics and technology is concerned.  Mr. Ziegler stated that Brevard is the only county in Florida that every student in elementary, middle and high school is given the opportunity to be a part of a robotics team.  He thanked the Pink Team for representing Brevard and the great job they do.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray mentioned that Florida School Board Association (FSBA) recently ran a video contest in regard to what Florida education is all about. She noted that as she was watching the Pink Team's video, she thought that is what Florida's education is all about.  Dr. Murray suggested clearing up the audio a little and playing that on our own network to give our community a better understanding of what Brevard's education is all about and how creative and intelligent our students have developed.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that he spoke with a lot of leaders in the community and relayed to them that Brevard Public Schools have a mission for allowing  young people to attach excellence no matter where their passion and interest lie. He stated that in the last half hour we could not have had two better examples.  Dr. Binggeli noted that due to the quality programs and phenomenal administrators, and fantastic teachers who give tenaciously, the students have the opportunity to try to pursue excellence.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Board Office/ Superintendent

53. Resolution


Dr. Binggeli stated that there was no resolution but requested a point of personal privilege.  He mentioned at the April 24, 2012 School Board meeting there was a resolution that Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6 -13, 2012 and wished to remind everyone of that resolution.

Dr. Binggeli stated that in December 2011, he was a guest columnist in Florida Today newspaper. He stated that in his column, he had voiced his concern that statewide and national rhetoric in the name of reform brought a startling shift, in his mind, from appreciating teachers as dedicated servants to broadly attacking their competence.  Dr. Binggeli stated that within the article, he spoke of the teachers professional skills and abilities.  He stated that in his closing, he said that beyond this professional effort is compassion and service. Collectively, teachers give of themselves for children as much as he has ever seen.  They are proud of their work, and are driven by the nobility of our mission.  Dr. Binggeli would like to express his appreciation for all the great teachers that serve Brevard County.

D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
8. Public Discussion


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

1. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
2. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
3. Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal; Cocoa High - Cocoa High Field Trip
4. Diane Phillips, Teacher, Cocoa High - Cocoa High Field Trip 

Dr. Murray thanked the speakers for their willingness to speak before the Board.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

9. Time Change for the August 14, 2012 School Board Meeting
10. Time Changes for School Board Meetings and Workshops in June and July 2012
11. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 05.08.12 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Accounting Services

12. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2012
Attachment: BREVARD_1Q12_COMPLETE.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

13. Property Disposal
Attachment: May 8 2012.pdf
14. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: ITB 12-020 PB WH Food Services, Large Equipment Award Rec 4.23.12.pdf
Attachment: RFP 12008BP - Summary - Healthy Snack Vending Award.pdf
Attachment: ITB 09-005LH Telephone Systems Maintenance 6 month extension.pdf
F. Human Resources

15. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 05-08-12.pdf
16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 05-08-12 - 2.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

17. Head Start Replacement Grantee - Brevard County, Florida
Attachment: Head Start Grant ABSTRACT.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

18. International Future Problem Solving Competition Field Trip to University of Indiana
Attachment: IC Revised List 2012.pdf
19. AVID Letter Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and the AVID Center 2012-2013
Attachment: AVID Implementation Agreement 2012-13.pdf
Attachment: AVID Attachment A 2012-13.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

20. Permission for Brevard County Students to Attend the World Finals Odyssey of the Mind Competition
F. South Area Superintendent

21. Southwest Middle School Trip to the 2012 National TSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee
Attachment: Southwest Middle TSA Trip to Nashville, TN June 2012.pdf
22. Contracted Services Agreement between Turner Elementary and The Flippen Group
Attachment: Turner Elem - Flippen Group - Agreement May 29-31, 2012.pdf
23. Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Camden, New Jersey
Attachment: Melbourne High Crew Team - Camden, New Jersey - May 24-27, 2012.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

24. Consultant Agreement: Suntree Elementary and The Center for Effective Learning
Attachment: Suntree Consultant 2012.pdf
25. Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Team to New Jersey and New York
Attachment: CHS Football 10-12-12.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

26. Field Trip - Titusville High School NJROTC to Los Angeles, California
F. Approval of Consent

27. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda of May 8, 2012.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: --------------------------------------
The Board decided to forgo the normally scheduled break.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Risk Management

28. Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Policy Change Form for Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities.pdf
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities - Final - Bold and Underlined.pdf


Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to adopt a new Board Policy to allow for-profit and other entities to advertise their products or services to students and others on school campuses, support vehicles, and other district facilities.

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

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson stated that she does not think that this policy is necessary and sees no long-term value for the district.

Dr. Krupp stated that he tends to agree with Ms. Henderson about the advertising within the schools. He feels as though the district does need a policy as it relates to advertising on football fields and outside the schools arena.  Dr. Krupp stated that even the legislature is fighting to get advertising on our school busses.  He mentioned that he is looking forward to a policy that we have something that will bring revenue from outside vendors.

Dr. Krupp stated that he does not like the idea of having advertising in our classrooms or hallways, but would like something in writing about advertising at our stadiums or football fields to capture the revenue.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he could see the argument. He said that we already have advertising in the classroom although very subtly. There is labels on all the products and services that we use.  Mr. Ziegler stated that the importance of this policy is to fund programs as funding gets tougher.   He mentioned that in this point in time, he feels as though the district should position ourselves to protect the services that we provide.

Ms. Kneessy added onto what Mr. Ziegler stated, that in addition to the furniture, the students are wearing advertising.  She mentioned that we could use this as a unique learning experience as the students discover the pros and cons of advertising.

Dr. Murray agreed with Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Kneessy in their opinions but has voiced that the Board exercise caution at the elementary level. She stated that the important thing to do is to get a policy in place since the district currently does not have one. The district currently has no guidelines in place as to what is and what is not appropriate.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board as it relates to the advertising in our schools.

G. Student Services

29. Revision of School Board Policy 5511-Dress and Grooming
Attachment: Board Policy 5511 Revised.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet 5511.pdf

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing and approve the revision of School Board Policy 5511-Dress and Grooming.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Secondary Programs

30. Change to Graduation Requirements ~ 4th Science/4th Social Studies Credits Beginning with Graduating Class of 2013
H. Alternative Sites

31. Department of Juvenile Justice 2012-2013 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ Calendar 2012-13.pdf
32. School Board of Brevard County and Pediatric Services of America, Inc. Agreement
Attachment: PSA signed contract 12-13.pdf
33. School Board of Brevard County and Devereux Foundation
Attachment: Devereux word contract 2012-2015.pdf
34. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Brevard Group Treatment Home
Attachment: GTH pre-signed contract 12-13.pdf
35. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Frances Walker Halfway House
Attachment: FWH pre-signed contract 12-13.pdf
36. School Board of Brevard County and AMIkids Space Coast, Inc., Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: SCMI pre-signed contract 12-13.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

37. "Expanding Expression" Training and Presentation to District Speech/Language Pathologists and Private Schools
Attachment: ExpandingExpression2012.pdf
38. Assistive Technology Training for Private Schools by Judith Sweeney, Onion Mountain Technology, Inc.
Attachment: Sweeney-OnionMtn.2012.pdf
39. Contract to Provide Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Attachment: CPI2012Proposals.pdf
Attachment: CPIContract2.pdf
40. Memorandum of Agreement, City of Palm Bay - Project SEARCH
Attachment: Palm Bay SEARCH MOA 2012.pdf
41. Project SEARCH Contracted Services Agreement with Health First, Inc.
Attachment: ProjectSEARCH Contract 2012.pdf
42. 2012-13 Contract Agreement with Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) to Serve Students with Disabilities in Brevard County
Attachment: BAC Contract Agreement 2012-13.pdf
43. Approval of Four (4) Contracted Services Agreements to Support the Family Liaison Project for the 2012-2013 School Year
Attachment: Gerhauser-Fam.Liaison7-12 - 6-13.pdf
Attachment: Tomaka Jul12-Jun13.pdf
Attachment: EmilyDeWoodyFamLiai7-12 -6-13.pdf
Attachment: TerriRamie7-1-12-6-30-13.pdf
44. Contracted Services Agreement with Intervention Services, Inc. to Provide Therapeutic Services
Attachment: InterventionServices2012-13.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

45. Rockledge High Boys Basketball Team - Tennessee Tech University Team Camp in Cookeville, TN
Attachment: RHS Basketball Camp.pdf
46. Rockledge High Cross Country - Summer Conditioning Running Camp in Boone, NC
Attachment: RHS XC Camp.pdf
47. Rockledge High Wrestling Team - University of North Carolina Team Camp in Chapel Hill, NC
Attachment: RHS Wrestling Camp.pdf

I. Staff Reports
48. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
49. Additional Public Presentation

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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


Dr. Krupp thanked the City of Titusville for hosting an awards ceremony as well as Titusville High School for providing the facility.

Dr. Krupp congratulated all of the seniors in their upcoming graduations.

Ms. Henderson had no report.

Ms. Kneessy congratulated all the upcoming graduates and the recent retirees.

Ms. Kneessy would like more information on how the district approves or does not approve stage productions.

Mr. Ziegler expounded on gracious professionalism that the Pink Team brought up. He stated that he is very disappointed that the Board is being spun as evil in regard to teachers.  The Board steps up and tries to do as much as possible for teachers.

Dr. Murray had a discussion point and gave the Board an update on the succession plan. 

Dr. Murray noted that she attended Cocoa High JROTC annual awards day.  She mentioned how well our students are doing in the JRTOC program throughout the county.  Dr. Murray commended those student who go into the armed forces for us to maintain our freedom.

Dr. Murray thanked Commander/Colonel Impovito and the Cocoa High School ROTC for giving her an award from the Sixth Brigade out of Georgia on Leadership and Excellence. She stated that she was honored and surprised.

Dr. Murray noted that she attended the Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Study Program.  They shared their projects for the developments goals which where absolutely outstanding.

Ms. Kneessy noted that Florida School Board Association announced that Brevard County School Board qualifies for the Board Development Certified Board Distinction. BPS is one of only eight counties in Florida to carry this distinction.

L. Superintendent's Report
51. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli stated that he would see the Board at commencements and that we have some of the finest young people in the world.

M. Adjournment
52. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board meeting of May 8, 2012 at 6:49 p.m.