05-23-2017 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a School Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 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 11, 2017. 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: Chairperson Belford called the meeting to order at:5:32 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 members for which to hold a moment of silence. 

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

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

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

Minutes: 

Tina Descovich

  • She gave a shout-out to Hamilton Masonry for saving a mural at Melbourne High from demolition (at no cost to the district).
  • She attended the Teacher Leadership Council
    • The keynote speaker was State House Representative, Rene "Coach P" Plasencia.
  • She was excited to report about the graduations she attended and congratulated all of the 2017 graduates. She said it had been a great weekend.

John Craig

  • He also commented  about the Teacher Leadership Council and he really appreciated "Coach P's" speech.
  • Mr. Craig spoke about Brevard Schools Foundation holding its annual golf tournament and he said on Friday, BSF held its kick-off party and golf marathon in which he golfed 50 holes.  He said that as usual it was a great event, but most importantly BSF raised a good amount of money for its scholarship program. He thanked all of the community business partners that help make that happen.He further commented that Janice Kershaw and her team do  amazing work. 
  • Mr. Craig explained that citizen Dee Dee Sheffield is the "driver" of an effort to reinvigorate the areas behind Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr. High School and Roosevelt Elementary. They are looking at community partnerships and ways to make that area a better resource for schools and students and will also have a community piece as well. He appreciated Ms. Sheffield's efforts.
  • He too expressed how much he enjoyed the graduation ceremonies. He mentioned that it was evident the impact that Dr. Soliven had on the Cocoa High community by the way she was received, hugged and spoke about.

Andy Ziegler

  • Mr. Ziegler thanked Congressman Bill Posey for giving out his annual Congressional Awards to outstanding high school students in his district.   

Matt Susin

  • Mr. Susin wanted to say hi to a member of the audience (Shawn)  and his family and thanked them for pushing for CPR training. 
  • He thanked Ms. Glen for serving on the planning commission.
  • He thanked Pineapple Cove and Emma Jewell. He said those are  two amazing charter schools and he is proud to support them by approving the contracts.
  • Mr. Susin thanked the cities for picking up two thirds of the funding to place SROs in our schools. 
  • He also thanked Jud Kaminski for having the Home Builders and Contractors Association at the construction program at his school the other day.  
  • Mr. Susin thanked Viera and Eau Gallie for their graduations. 

Desmond Blackburn

  • Dr. Blackburn gave a shout-out to Ena Leiba at Sea Park. He said that he and Ms. Descovich attended the Odyssey of the Mind VIP performance and he expressed that it was phenomenal.
  • Dr. Blackburn said that attending high school graduations is one of the best things in his job. He further commented that Brevard had 351 seniors graduating with AA degrees at a cost savings to parents of 2.6 million dollars.
  • He was proud of the 3rd grade reading FSA scores and thanked students, teachers and parents.
  • Dr. Blackburn congratulated Major Moros on her promotion to Commander, even though that means she will be leaving. 
  • He thanked ET for the Brevard Educational Technology Conference that will take place on May 26.

Misty Belford

  • She mentioned that she attended the "graduation paloozas," all of which were absolutely amazing. She really enjoyed the 8th grade graduation at  Emma Jewell.  She said that at every graduation students spoke of the impact that teachers made on them.
  • She had the opportunity to attend Lagoon Quest.  She thanked BSF and the Brevard Zoo.
  • Ms. Belford gave kudos to ET for all of their support and "thinking outside of the box" to help during testing.  

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

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn read the changes on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since being released to the public on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Administrative Staff Recommendations Revisions

  • A-7.  Administrative Staff Recommendations

Consent Addition

  • F-20. Department of Juvenile Justice 2017-2018 School Calendar

Consent Revisions

  • F-16. Administrative and Professional Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2017-2018 School Year
  • F-19. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2017-2018

Consent Deletions

  • Design Services for Removal of ESF Dome Assembly
  • District School Security - Design Build Services Sales Surtax

Action Revisions

  • G-32. Department/School nitiated Agreements
  • G-38. Inter-Institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Florida Institute of Technology


Motions:
Adopt the May 23, 2017 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn welcomed and introduced Elaine Passanissi who was retiring from Palm Bay Elementary School. She was given time to address the audience and introduce family, friends and colleagues who were in attendance.


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the retirement of Elaine M. Passanisi from the position of Principal at Palm Bay Elementary School, effective June 2, 2017.

Revise the effective start date for Michael E. Mahl in the position of Principal at Palm Bay Elementary School from July 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017, previously approved on the May 9, 2017 board agenda.

Revise the effective start date for Rachel Roberts in the position of Interim Principal at Columbia Elementary School from July 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017, previously approved on the May 9, 2017 board agenda.

The reclassification of Jose A. Echevarria from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at McNair Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at McNair Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Ronald L. Shaw from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Rockledge High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Julia A. Diakakis from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr. High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Edgewood Jr/Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Lena A. Koch from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Space Coast Jr/Sr. High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Jefferson Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Lisa R. Kratz from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at West Shore Jr/Sr. High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Rockledge High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Melissa J. Hall from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Edgewood Jr/Sr. High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Space Coast Jr/Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Carol A. Burns from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Riviera Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Gemini Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Doreen Carlo-Coryell from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Endeavour Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Roosevelt Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Mary Helen King from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Freedom 7 Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Tami Lanterman from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Harbor City Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Barbara E. Martin from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Riverview Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Quest Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Evelyn A. Ziccardi from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Roosevelt Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Croton Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2017. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.


 

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


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Operations

8. LWV Recycling Awards

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn introduced Marcia Booth, the League of Women Voters coordinator of the League's recycling program.  Ms. Booth made the introduction and presented the awards.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairperson Belford reminded speakers that each would be given three minutes and she explained the decorum that was expected at all times.

Speakers in order of appearance were:

  • Anthony Colucci - Labor Relations
  • Dan Bennett - Reappointed Teachers
  • Marcus Hochman - State Budget and Board Expectations
  • Shaun Sima - CPR & AED Policy
  • Martha Lopez-Anderson - CPR in Schools (Parent Heart Watch)

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

11. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2017-16 Student Expulsion.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 05-23-2017 Consent.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 05-23-2017 Consent.pdf
13. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #8, Debt Service Funds Budget Amendment #2, and Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendment #4 for April 30, 2017
Attachment: Budget Amendment #8 - April 30, 2017.pdf
Attachment: April 2017 Operating Fund Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
Attachment: FY17 Debt Service Budget Amendment - Resolution #2.pdf
Attachment: FY 2016-17 Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendment - Resolution #4.pdf
14. Financial Statements for the Period March 31, 2017
Attachment: FY 2016-17 Financial Statements - March 31, 2017.pdf
F. Human Resources

15. Personnel Allocations 2017-2018
Attachment: Personnel Allocations 2017-18.pdf
16. Administrative & Professional Reappointment Nominations for 2017-2018
Attachment: Administrative and Professional Reappointments 2017-2018.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 05-23-17.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 05-23-17.pdf
19. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2017-2018 School Year
Attachment: AC Instructional Reappointment 2017-18.pdf
F. Students at Risk

20. Department of Juvenile Justice 2017-2018 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ 2017-2018 Calendar.pdf
F. Head Start Program

21. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for the month of March 2017
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report Mar 2017.pdf
F. Facilities Services

22. DCR Portables N-211, N-911, N-930, N-946 and N-947 at 520 Bus Compound
F. Project Management

23. Melbourne High School - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Melbourne High School serving line renovation attachment.pdf
Attachment: Melbourne HS Serving Line Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
24. DeLaura Middle School - Construction Management Services
Attachment: DeLaura traffic circulation attachments.pdf
25. Appoint School Board Representative to the Rockledge Local Planning Agency
26. Port Malabar Elementary School - Award of Bid
Attachment: Port Malabar ES Lift Station Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
Attachment: Port Malabar Elementary lift station attachments.pdf
27. Cocoa High School - Award of Bid
Attachment: Cocoa HS Track Resurfacing Bid Tabulation.pdf
Attachment: Cocoa HS Track Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
28. Satellite High School - Award of Bid for Track Resurfacing
Attachment: Satellite HS Track Resurfacing Bids and Bid Tabulation.pdf
Attachment: Satellite HS Track Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
29. Stone Middle School - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Stone GMP 2 attachments.pdf
Attachment: Stone GMP 2 Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
F. District Security

30. 2017-2018 School Resource
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Buget & Accounting Strings (2017-04-04).pdf
Attachment: 2017-18 SRO Contract (BCSO) (2017-04-05).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (CPD) (2017-04-03).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (SBPD) (2017-04-04).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (RPD) (2017-04-4).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (MPD) (2017-04-4).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (CBPD) (2017-04-03)).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (PBPD) (2017-04-4).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (WMPD) (2017-04-4).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Contract (TPD) (2017-04-4).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 SRO Expectations and Guidelines (FINAL - 2015-07-15).pdf
F. Approval of Consent

31. Approval of Consent


Motions:

Approve the May 23, 2017 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.

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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Board Office/Superintendent

10. Approval of Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2017-0421 Board Retreat Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2017-0509 Board Workshop.pdf
Attachment: 2017-0509 Regular Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Susin pulled this item and asked that the April 21, 2017 Board Retreat meeting minutes be amended to reflect that he asked for records regarding the Dori Slosberg fund be reviewed for the last five years to determine how much money had been received and the expenditures associated with that fund for the last five years.

Motions:

Approve the listed school board meeting minutes:

  • 2017-0421 Board Retreat Draft Minutes
  • 2017-0509 Board Workshop Draft Minutes
  • 2017-0509 Regular School Board Meeting Draft Minutes

Amend 2017-0421 Board Retreat Meeting Minutes to reflect the following regarding the Dori Slosberg fund: Request the amount of funds received going back five years and the expenditures associated with the Slosberg fund going back five years.

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


G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

32. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 17-678-WH - Performance Matters.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 17-667-WH - FLVS.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 17-676-WH - Discovery Ed.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 17-690-HD - Handwriting Without Tears.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 17-671-WH - N2Y.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 17-664-WH - Curriculum Associates.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 17-665-SH - Magnet Schools of America.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 17-672-SH - Sean McComb.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 17-614-SH - Hustle U Inc..pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 17-677-SH - Typhani Harris.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 17-618-SH - The Vision Board.pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 15-438-AL - Family Counseling Center - Extension.pdf
Attachment: m - SSA 17-684-WH - IBM AS400 Maintenance and Support.pdf
Attachment: n - additional accounting strings.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Sales and Service Agreements (SSAs) below:

a - SSA #17-678-WH - Performance Matters - Leading & Learning - $1,012,510.00 - Operating Other

b - SSA #17-667-WH - FLVS - Brevard Virtual School - $750,000.00 - Operating Other

c - SSA #17-676-WH - Discovery Education - Educational Technology - $112,000.00 - Operating Other

d - SSA #17-690-HD - Handwriting Without Tears - Student Services - $34,066.39 - Operating Other

e - SSA #17-671-WH - N2Y - Student Services - $33,530.00 - Special Revenue Federal

f - SSA #17-664-WH - Curriculum Associates - Elementary Leading & Learning - $31,965.00 - Special Revenue Federal

g - SSA #17-665-SH - Magnet Schools of America - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $8,500.00 - Special Revenue Federal

h - SSA #17-672-SH - Sean McComb - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $5,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

i - SSA #17-614-SH - Hustle U Inc. - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $5,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

j - SSA #17-677-SH - Typhani Harris - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $4,400.00 - Special Revenue Federal

k - SSA #17-618-SH - The Vision Board - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $2,700.00 - Special Revenue Federal

Approve the Sales and Service Agreement (SSA) Extension below:

- SSA #15-438-AL - Family Counseling Center - Student Services - $365,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

m – SSA #17-684-WH – IBM AS400 Maintenance & Support – Educational Technology - $80,684.49 – Operating Other

n- additional accounting strings

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

33. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 14-B-085-DR - Gasoline, Diesel & Fuel Oils - Extension.pdf
Attachment: b - PB 17-PB-091-DR - Amazon Services.pdf
Attachment: c - RFP 17-P-054-SH - Food & Distribution Services.pdf
Attachment: d - RFP 17-P-064-DR - Voluntary Employee Insurance Products.pdf
Attachment: e - SC 17-SC-089-DR - Financial and Performance Audits.pdf

Motions:

Award the Invitation to Bid (ITB) Extension below:

a - ITB #17-085-DR - Gasoline, Diesel and Fuel Oils - Operations - $1,500,000.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Piggybacks (PBs) below:

b - PB #17-PB-091-DR - Amazon Business - Operations - $200,000.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Request for Proposals (RFPs) below:

c - RFP #17-P-054-SH - Food Supply and Distribution Services - Food & Nutrition Services - $61,596,686.40 - Special Revenue Food Services

d - RFP #17-P-064-DR - Voluntary Employee Insurance Products - Benefits & Risk Management - No Cost

Approve the State Contract (SC) purchase below:

e - SC #17-SC-089-DR - Financial & Performance Audits - Facilities - $360,000.00 - Capital Projects

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

G. Human Resources

34. Job Description - Principal-Alternative Schools
Attachment: Principal Alternative Schools.pdf

Motions:
Recommend approval of the position of Principals - Alternative Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

35. Job Description - Assistant Director of Leading & Learning
Attachment: Assistant Director Leading and Learning.pdf

Motions:
Approve the job description for Assistant Director of Leading and Learning.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: John Craig
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

36. Job Description - Paralegal
Attachment: Paralegal Job Description.pdf

Motions:
Approve the  Paralegal job description.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

37. Inter-Institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Eastern Florida State College
Attachment: BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Final.pdf
Attachment: BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 EXHIBIT A.pdf
Attachment: BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Exhibit B.pdf
Attachment: BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Exhibit C.pdf

Motions:
Approve the proposed Inter-institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Eastern Florida State College for 2017-2018. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

38. Inter-Institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Florida Institute of Technology
Attachment: Articulation Agreement FIT BPS June 2017 (clean) (5-19-17).pdf
Attachment: Copy of Copy of FIT Courses 2017.pdf

Motions:
Approve the changes to the articulation agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Board of Trustees at Florida Institute of Technology.- 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. Equity, Innovation & Choice

39. Approval of Emma Jewel Charter Academy Contract
Attachment: Emma Jewel Charter Renewal Contract - Review.pdf

Motions:
Approve the renewal charter contract for Emma Jewel Charter Academy.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

40. Recommend the Approval of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne Charter
Attachment: PCCA at West Melbourne.pdf

Motions:
Approve the charter contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: John Craig
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Adult/Community Education

41. Adult Education Fees for 2017-18


Motions:

Approve the fees set forth by the Florida Department of Education in addition to those requested by Brevard Adult & Community Education.

Program

2016-17 Rate

2017-18 Rate

AGE Programs

$30 Per Term

$30 Per Term

PSAV In state Fee

No Programs

$2.33 Per Hour & Material Fees

PSAV Out of State Fee

No Programs

$9.32 Per Hour & Material Fees

Leisure Classes

No Programs

$3 Per Hour & Material Fees

Workforce Training Classes

No Programs

$3 Per Hour & Material Fees

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


H. Information
H. Financial Services

42. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 05-23-2017 Information.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 05-23-2017 Information.pdf
H. Employee Benefits and Risk Management

43. The School board's Casualty Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: Cost - Benefit Analysis Excess Workers Compensation 2017-2018.pdf
Attachment: Cost-Benefit Analysis Public Liability and Excess Auto and General Liability.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
44. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Susin said that the County is writing a grant to receive money for our BLAST program. He said they are doing it to build greenhouses at each BLAST site. They will in turn use them to grow mangroves and sea grass for the Indian River Lagoon.

He also reported that Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) had applied for its own four year college education courses through the Department of Education and were blocked by the University of Central Florida (UCF). UCF said there was not enough of a need in Central Florida. EFSC will reapply, and Mr. Susin is letting the Board know.  He feels it is really unfair and can hurt BPS' opportunity to hire quality teachers.

45. Board Discussion - FSBA Dues

Minutes: 

Chairperson Belford explained that the membership fees for the Florida School Board's Association were due.  The cost of renewal is $21,766 for five board members.  However, if a board member does not wish to join, that portion will be deducted from the fee.

Board member Tina Descovich directed to remove her from part of the membership.


L. Superintendent's Report
46. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn said that on January 24, 2017, the board approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year and which approve spring break to be held April 2-4, 2018.  Subsequent to that meeting, as we got closer to this year's spring break, people expressed concern about the lateness.  Staff did extensive research and put out a survey.  Forty-four percent preferred leaving the spring break as it is.  With that information, Dr. Blackburn said he will not be bringing a recommendation to the Board to change it. 

There was discussion among Board members.

Chairperson Belford said that they are fine with leaving the calendar as it is; but knows that Dr. Blackburn and staff are working to mitigate issues for the following year. 

 


M. Adjournment
47. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairperson Belford adjourned the meeting at: 6:49 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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