05-15-2018 Board Work Session (Policies)

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a Board Work Session on Tuesday, May 15, 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, May 3, 2018. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Minutes: Chairman Craig called the meeting to order at: 9:03 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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


Mr. Susin arrived  at: 9:16 a.m.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Craig led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Policies Work Session
Attachment: BPS Administrative Procedures and Forms Approval Process - steps and approximate timeline (2-20-18).pdf
Attachment: BPS Policy Approval Process - steps and approximate timeline (2-20-18).pdf
Attachment: Policies by Department Short List (as of 5-11-18).pdf
Attachment: Policies, Administrative Procedures, and Forms - School Board Work Session (5-15-18) (1).pdf
Attachment: Policy Schedule (5-11-18).pdf
Attachment: 0000 Bylaws Neola Templates Only (BPS not currently Using)_ALL.pdf
Attachment: 0100 - Current, Redline, Neola and Clean Version (5-14-18).pdf
Attachment: 0110-Current, Neola, Redline & Clean Version (5-14-18)2.pdf
Attachment: 0120 - Current, Neola, Redline, Clean Version (5-14-18.pdf
Attachment: 0130 - Current, Neola, Redline, Clean Version (5-14-18).pdf
Minutes: Amy Envall, General Counsel, provided information to the Board. Questions ensued regarding the process for tracking changes and a recommended review cycle. Ms. Envall walked the Board through 15 policies that were being revised.  
5. Board Discussion


First Mr. Craig congratulated Dr. Blackburn on his new position. Dr. Blackburn thanked the Board.

Board discussion ensued regarding  Dr. Blackburn and Ms. Envall's evaluations.  In reference to Ms. Envall's self-evaluation, she will send to the Board by May 25, 2018.  There was tentative agreement to go over both Dr. Blackburn and Ms. Envall's evaluations as a Board on June 1, 2018 with June 7, 2018 being a back-up date to debrief.

Conversation began surrounding a search for a new superintendent. Board members were in agreement that they did not want to change the direction the District was going. 

Choices included:

  • Appoint an Interim Superintendent
  • Appoint a Fully Instated Superintendent
    • National Search
    • Local Search
    • Internal Applicants

After some discussion Board members agreed that going out to a national search was not the way they wanted to proceed at this time. Board members established July 10, 2018 as the date they wished to have the new person approved.

Closing Remarks
6. Closing Remarks


7. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Craig adjourned the workshop at: 11:18 a.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).