05-08-2018 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 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 26, 2018. 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 Craig called the meeting to order at: 5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Andy Ziegler

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: There were no employees or students for whom to hold a moment of silence.

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

Minutes: Matt Reed, assistant superintendent, Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: 
  • Matt Susin
  • AVID is a phenomenal program for both students and teachers.
  • He thanked NASA for allowing him attend the HUNCH program.
  • He thanked Viera Pizza for raising $22,500 in one 5K which will go toward the track at Viera High School.
  • He congratulated Viera HS softball team for being undefeated.

Tina Descovich

  • She thanked the Running Zone and the Running Zone Foundation.  On Saturday, they put on the "Final Mile" to Space Coast Count Down to Fitness. She appreciates them helping our students learn to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • She gave a huge shout-out to Dr. Mullins for all the work he has put into enhanced school security.
  • She congratulated the three schools (Edgewood, Satellite High and Roosevelt) for becoming Suicide Prevention Certified Schools.

Misty Belford

  • She participated in the Senior Boards at Edgewood and West Shore and expressed how phenomenal BPS students are. Her mind was blown away with the caliber of the projects.

Andy Ziegler

  • He appreciated being able to attend the awards ceremony at West Melbourne School for Science.
  • He echoed the sentiments about the Senior Boards. 
  • He wished all of the teachers a happy Teacher Appreciation Week and said how much he appreciated them.

Desmond Blackburn

  • Dr. Blackburn  also wished all of the teachers  Happy Teacher Appreciation.
  • He recognized Jeff Arnott, director of Adult and Community Education, for being accepted into the doctorate program at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • He congratulated Janean Knight for being awarded the Florida College Access Network's Community Resilience Unsung Heroes Award.
  • He thanked Dr. Mullins and Mr. Reed for their work toward our security efforts.

John Craig

  • He was also amazed by the Senior Board projects at Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School.

 

 


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

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn 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 May 1, 2018.

Deleted:

  • Administrative Staff Recommendations

Revised:

  • F-18 on Reappointment Nominations of Continuing/Professional Service Contract Teachers for the 2018-2019 School Year
  • F-19 on Reappointment Nominations of Support Personnel for the 2018-2019 School Year
  • F-28 on 2018-19MOU-District Security and SROs with BCSO

Additions

  • F-11 on 2018-MOU with BCSO for BPS Specialist-School Safety and Security
  • G-44 on BCSO STOMP MOU was moved from Consent to Action
  • H-52 on Job Description: Specialist-School Safety and Security
  • Added during adoption: G-57 on Legacy Academy Charter Hearing Request [Request to add by Chairman Craig]


Motions:
Approve the May 8, 2018 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions including the addition of an action item to determine election of an option for a hearing with Legacy Charter.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Student Services

7. Recognition of Suicide Prevention Certified Schools

Minutes: Dr. Beth Thedy, assistant superintendent, Student Services, facilitated the recognition.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
8. Public Comments
Attachment: Public Speakers - May 8, 2018.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Craig recommended that a motion be made to extend the limit of public speakers from thirty minutes.  He explained that there were 28 persons who signed up to speak and wanted to know if the board members wanted to all of the speakers during the public comment portion of the meeting.

 Mr. Ziegler made a motion to increase the regular 30 minute portion of public comments to accommodate all 28 speakers.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Descovich and was passed unanimously.

Chairman Craig explained the decorum necessary and reminded speakers each would have a total of three minutes.

Attached is the list of persons who made comments by name and subject/agenda item.

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Chairman Craig called for a recess at 7:15 p.m.
He reconvened the meeting at 7:23 p.m.
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Motions:
Approve the motion to increase the regular thirty minute portion of public comments to accommodate all 28 speakers.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


F. Consent
F. Board Office

9. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2018-0314 BoardCabinet Retreat Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0315 Board Retreat Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0327 Board Workshop Legislative and Budget Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0417 School Board Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0417 Board Workshop Budget Priorities (1) Draft Minutes.pdf
10. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2018-12.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Community Relations

12. FIT Advertising Agreement Amendment
Attachment: Naming Rights Amendment I.pdf
Attachment: Naming Rights Original Agreement.pdf
F. Financial Services

13. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 05-08-2018.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 05-08-2018.pdf
14. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #7 for March 31, 2018
Attachment: Budget Amendment #7 - March 31, 2018.pdf
15. Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendment #1 for February 28, 2018
Attachment: Capital Projects Fund Amendment #1 - February 28, 2018.pdf
16. Contractual Service Contract for Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.
Attachment: 2019 Life and AD and D Marketing Analysis.pdf
Attachment: Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.pdf
F. School Food and Nutrition

17. 2018-19 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
F. Human Resources

20. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 05-08-2018.pdf
21. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 05-08-2018.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

22. Field Trip - Satellite High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team to attend the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, North Carolina
23. Field Trip - Heritage High School and Southwest Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) Team to Atlanta, Georgia
Attachment: Heritage High TSA Team Itinerary - June 22-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: Southwest Middle School TSA Team Itinerary - June 22-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: 2018 National TSA Conference Schedule.pdf
24. Field Trip - Astronaut High School Varsity Boys Basketball to London, Kentucky
Attachment: Astronaut High - Kentucky High School Athletic Association Contract for Athletic Contest.pdf
Attachment: Astronaut Basketball Holiday Tournament Itinerary - December 2018.pdf
25. Field Trip - Rockledge High School Wrestling Team to University of North Carolina Team Camp in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attachment: Rockledge High School Wrestling Camp Itinerary.pdf
26. Field Trip - Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School's JROTC, Rockledge High School's JROTC, and Bayside High School's NJROTC Academic Teams to 2018 Joint Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) National Championship in Washington D.C.
Attachment: Rockledge JROTC Academic Team Itinerary June 22-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC - Early Arrival Information for Sightseeing and Activity Opportunities in Washington, D.C. June 20-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC - Itinerary to Washington, D.C. June 20-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: Cocoa Beach JROTC - National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC.pdf
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC - Qualification letter to National Championship June 22-26, 2018.pdf
Attachment: Academic Bowl Invitation - Rockledge High JROTC June 2018.pdf
Attachment: Cocoa Beach JROTC Itinerary - National Academic Bowl in Washington, DC June 22-26, 2018.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

27. Florida Job Growth Grant Application
F. District Operations

28. 2018-19 MOU-District Security and SROs with BCSO
Attachment: 2018-19 MOU-District Security and SROs with BCSO.pdf
F. Student Activities

29. Field Trip-International Future Problem Solving Competition at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, WI
F. Head Start Program

30. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for the month of February 2018
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report Feb 2018.pdf
Attachment: Head Start Self Assessment Report.pdf
Attachment: Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Plan.pdf
Attachment: Head Start Annual Report.pdf
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report March 2018.pdf
31. Head Start Corrective Action Plan
Attachment: Revised Procedures Related to CAP.pdf
Attachment: 2_Policies and Procedures.pdf
Attachment: School Board of Brevard County Head Start CAP DRAFT.pdf
F. Facilities Services

32. Emergency Generator Repair at Sunrise Elementary School
Attachment: Sunrise Elementary Generator Repair Proposals.pdf
F. Project Management

33. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School - Construction Management Services - RFP #18-9-038-DR - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: West Shore Construction Manager Contract Attachments.pdf
34. Kennedy Middle School Serving Line Renovations - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Kennedy cafeteria GMP attachments.pdf
Attachment: Kennedy Cost Benefit Form.pdf
35. Titusville High School Serving Line Renovations - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Titusville cafeteria GMP attachments.pdf
Attachment: Titusville Cost Benefit Form.pdf
36. South Lake Elementary Cafeteria Renovations - Construction Management Services
Attachment: South Lake cafeteria GMP attachments.pdf
37. Gemini Elementary School, Holland Elementary School, Mila Elementary School, Mims Elementary School and Riviera Elementary School - Freezer Cooler Replacement - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Freezer cooler 2018 attachments.pdf
Attachment: 2018 Freezer Coolers Cost Benefit Form.pdf
38. Clearlake Education Center - Design Build Services
Attachment: Clearlake EC GMP Attachments.pdf
39. Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School - Design Build Services
Attachment: Edgewood JSHS GMP Attachments.pdf
40. Eau Gallie High School - Grease Trap Replacement - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Eau Gallie grease trap GMP attachments.pdf
Attachment: Eau Gallie Cost Benefit Form.pdf
41. Sabal Elementary School - Duct Heaters - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Sabal Duct Heaters GMP Attachments.pdf
Attachment: Sabal Cost Benefit Form.pdf
42. Palm Bay High School - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Palm Bay Summer 2018 Facility Renewal Attachments.pdf
Attachment: Palm Bay HS Cost Benefit Form.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

43. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the May 8, 2018 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Superintendent

11. 2018-19 MOU with BCSO for BPS Specialist-School Safety and Security
Attachment: 2018-19 MOU - with BCSO for BPS Specialist - School Safety and Security (only).pdf
Minutes: Ms. Descovich pulled this item for discussion prior to voting.

Motions:
Approve the 2018-19 MOU  with BCSO for BPS Specialist-School Safety and Security.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Human Resources

18. Reappointment Nominations of Continuing/Professional Service Contract Teacher for 2018-2019 School Year
Attachment: 18-19 PC Instructional Reappointments.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item. He stressed that he did not have an issues with persons being reappointed, but made a motion not to reappoint to make a point. Ms. Belford seconded to allow for discussion.

Mr. Ziegler said it is very disheartening for effective teachers to receive non-renewal notices He said that we give out binders to new teachers and asked why the same couldn't be done for teachers who may not be returning to a school because of a drop in enrollment, a drop in programs, etc., but will more than likely be picked up at another location.

He further commented about the way employees are treated during an investigation whether or not the allegations are proven true. He feels that employees are treated poorly in certain circumstances. The board will discuss this at a future retreat.

There was not a vote on his motion to not reappoint.



Motions:
Approve the motion to not approve the reappointment nominations of continuing/professional service contract teachers for the 2018-2019 school year contingent upon completion of certification requirements and course work, on or before their beginning date.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford



Motions:
Approve the reappointment nominations of continuing/professional service contract teachers for the 2018-2019 school year contingent upon completion of certification requirements and course work, on or before their beginning date.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

19. Reappointment Nominations of Support Personnel for the 2018-2019 School Year
Attachment: 18-19 Support Reappointments.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pulled this item.

Motions:

Approve the reappointment nominations of support personnel for the 2018-2019 school year.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. Board Office

44. BCSO STOMP MOU
Attachment: 2018-19 MOU - STOMP with BCSO.pdf
Minutes: 

Motions:
Approve the 2018-19 MOU-STOMP with BCSO.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford-
John Craig-
Tina Descovich-
Matthew Susin-
Andrew Ziegler-



Motions:
Postpone the action of approving the BCSO STOMP MOU indefinitely. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Nay
Matthew Susin- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

57. Legacy Academy Charter Hearing Request

Minutes: This item was asked to be added by Chairman Craig during the adoption of the agenda. 

Motions:

Approve the motion to have the hearing conducted by an administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Purchasing & Warehouse

45. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 18-641-MS - AVID Summer Institute.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Sales & Service Training below:

a - SSA #18-641-MS - AVID Summer Institute - Professional Development for Golfiew Elementary Magnet School - Elementary Office of Leading & Learning - $57,031.04 - Special Revenue

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Matthew Susin
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye

46. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 18-B-042-WH - Microsoft Volume Licensing.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 18-B-044-SH - Scoreboards.pdf
Attachment: c - 18-B-067-SH Floor Scrubbers.pdf
Attachment: d - ITB 18-B-054-JE - Fire Extinguisher, Sales, Inspection.pdf
Attachment: e - PB 18-PB-059-DR - Amazon Business.pdf
Attachment: f - PB 18-PB-068-DR - Palm Bay Football Field Replacement.pdf
Attachment: g - PB 18-PB-099-LU - Stage Rigging.pdf
Attachment: h - PB 18-PB-007-NC-A1 - Special Education Materials.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below:

a - ITB #18-B-042-WH - Microsoft Volume Licensing - Educational Technology - $2,742,729.00 - Operating Other

b - ITB #18-B-044-SH - Scoreboards Purchase, Repair & Maintenance - Facilities Services - $450,000.00 - Capital Projects

c - ITB #18-B-067-SH - Orbital Floor Scrubbers - Facilities Services - $133,375.00 - Capital Projects

d - ITB 18-B-054-JE - Fire Extinguisher Sales, Inspection & Recharging Services - Facilities Services - $76,572.95 - Operating Other

Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below:

e - PB #18-PB-059-DR - Amazon Business - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - $750,000.00 - Operating Other

f - PB #18-PB-068-DR - Palm Bay Football Field Replacement - Operations - $322,267.00 - Operating Other

g - PB #16-PB-099-LU - Stage Rigging Inspection, Repairs & Maintenance - Facilities Services - $60,000.00 - Operating Other

h - PB #18-PB-007-NC-A1 - Special Education Materials, Supplies, and Equipment for Individuals with Disabilities - Student Services - $40,000.00 - Special Revenue

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Facilities Services

47. Interlocal Agreeement for Temporary Spoil Containment Site at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
Attachment: Cocoa Beach Spoil Containment Area Site Plan.pdf
Attachment: Interlocal Agreement for Temporary Spoil Containment Site.pdf

Motions:
Approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City Of Cocoa Beach for a Temporary Spoil Containment Site at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Students at Risk

48. Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk Children and Youth
49. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title III, Part A, Supplementary Instructional Support for English Language Learners
50. Enhanced Instructional Opportunities for Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Youth Grant
51. 2018-2019 Multiagency Service Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) Project Application
H. Compensation Services

52. Job Description: Specialist-School Safety and Security
Attachment: SPECIALIST - SCHOOL SAFETY SECURITY.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
53. Discussion Point - Retirees as Substitutes (Ziegler)

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler brought up the issue of retirees in the Florida Retirement System  not being eligible to come back to work as a substitute for one year.  Therefore a lot of potential quality  substitutes are lost as retirees may seek other employment opportunities. 

After some discussion Dr. Blackburn was asked to search for the best possible solution to be able to retain retirees as substitutes within the best possible timeline. 

54. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Chairman Craig spoke about the Brevard Schools Foundation (BSF) needs based scholarships.  Last year they gave out 650.  This year will be over 1,300. He acknowledged the great work BSF does for our students.

Ms. Belford said that she had to let the FSBA Legislative Committee know the committee member name as well as the alternate.  She has been the committee member for the past year and Mr. Ziegler has been the alternate.  It will remain the same.

Ms. Descovich commented that she did not find the Value Adjustment Board to be useful as the board has no authority.  She suggested that we do not have a board member serve on this committee next year.


L. Superintendent's Report
55. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn had nothing further to report.


M. Adjournment
56. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Craig adjourned the meeting at: 8:17 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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