05-10-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
Job Descriptions for the Brevard Virtual Instruction Program (BVIP)

Discussion

The BVIP job descriptions for teacher(s), guidance counselor, and assistant principal will be available for the district’s full-time Virtual Instruction Program (s.1002.45 F.S.) currently in operation and the district franchise of the Florida Virtual School, should this contract be approved by the board (under a separate agenda item). The responsibilities for these staff members are similar in many respects to their counterparts in a tradition school setting, however the nature of virtual school resulted in distinct differences. As a result, new job descriptions were necessary to clearly define the required skills and responsibilities for each position in a virtual school.

The eLearning Center Assistant is an instructional assistant position that requires a specific skill set and has responsibilities that are unlike current instructional assistant positions. This position will be available to district schools to provide proper supervision and support should they choose to implement an eLearning Center. An eLearning Center is a computer lab on campus where students enrolled at the school may access virtual coursework during the school day. Schools may use an eLearning Center to address the Class Size Amendment, limitations in scheduling, course recovery, student choice and/or other needs identified by the school.

The approval of the job descriptions will allow the district and schools to offer programs to meet state statute (s. 10202.45 F.S.) and to provide students with high quality virtual instruction and support. This agenda item request is for the approval of listed job descriptions only and does not represent a request for an allocation or funding source. A Staffing Plan amendment will come to the board in the near future for consideration.



Recommendation

Approve the following BVIP job descriptions which have been negotiated with the appropriate bargaining unit:

• Teacher – Online Primary and Intermediate
• Teacher – Online Secondary
• Teacher – Online Adjunct
• Guidance Counselor – Virtual Programs
• eLearning Center Assistant
• Assistant Principal – Virtual Programs



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/10/2011
Consent after Information5/24/2011

Authority for Action
FL Statute 1001.42 (5)(a)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Assoc. Supt. of Curriculum & Instruction ext. 300
Beth Thedy, Director of Middle School Programs, ext. 583
Susan Standley, Director of Comp. & Benefits ext. 216
Terrilynn Berry, HR Analyst ext. 264




Attachment:  Teacher-OnlinePrimaryInt.pdf
Attachment:  Teacher-OnlineSecond.pdf
Attachment:  GuidanceCounselor-VirtualProg.pdf
Attachment:  eLearningCenterAssist.pdf
Attachment:  APVirtualPrograms.pdf
Attachment:  Teacher-OnlineAdjunct.pdf