05-25-2010 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 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 20, 2010 and 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 Kneessy called the School Board meeting of May 25, 2010 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

A-3. Invocation (Nathaniel Li, Grade 6, Gardendale Elementary)
3. Invocation


Nathaniel Li, 6th Grade student from Gardendale Elementary School led the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Henry Morel, 2nd Grade, Gardendale Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Henry Morel, 2nd Grade student from Gardendale Elementary led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment
A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
5. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:


Consent Additions
F-20.   Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff for 2010-2011

F-21.   Reappointment Nominations of Continuing/Professional Service Contract Teachers for 2010-2011 School Year

F-22.   Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract and Professional Service Contract Eligible Teachers for 2010-2011 School Year

F-45.   Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Rita M. Green

Consent Revisions

F-12.   Student Expulsion(s)

F-39.   Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2010/11


Consent Deletions

School Board of Brevard County and Devereux Foundation

Recommended Reductions for the 2010-11 Operating Budget

Continue to Levy an Additional 0.25 Mills for the Operating Fund


Action Additions

G-47.   Recommended Reductions for the 2010-11 Operating Budget

G-48.   Continue to Levy an Additional 0.25 Mills for the Operating Fund


Action Revision

G- 49. Policy Revisions for Out-of-Area Students

Approve the adoption of the agenda for the School Board meeting of May 25, 2010 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. District Communications

6. Recognition of District Business Partners of the Year


Lynn Clifton, Director of the Brevard Schools Foundation, recognized the three District Business Partner of the Year recipients.

Merritt Island Moose Lodge, Harris Corporation, and Electronic Training Systems, Inc.

Chairman Kneessy and Dr. Binggeli presented each with a plaque and their sincere appreciation of all that they have done thus far for Brevard Public Schools.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to publicly thank Ms. Natasha Irizzary, Harris Corporation, for giving our

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

7. Recognition of Eau Gallie High School's Designation as an AVID National Demonstration School


Bob McLaren, Social Studies Resource Teacher, quoted Dr. Anne Hart, Director of AVID Eastern Division, as stating "You are the best of the best" as she made the announcement on April 22, 2010 that Eau Gallie High School had become the first high school in Florida and one of only two east of the Mississippi River, to be named as an AVID Demonstration School Site. Less than 3 % of the 4500 AVID schools worldwide have been given this honor.

Dr. Binggeli and Chairman Kneessy recognized Eau Gallie High School's Designation as an AVID National Demonstration School and presented Tom Sawyer, Principal of Eau Gallie High School; Chris Moore, Assistant Principal; Betsy Armstrong, AVID Site Coordinator and Courtney Lundy, AVID elective teacher, with a commemorative plaque .

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Financial Services

8. Economic Outlook Review
Attachment: PFM Asset Management Market Update and Portfolio Review 5-25-10.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, introduced Steven Alexander, Managing Director of  PFM Asset Management LLC who gave the School Board a Market Update and Portfolio Review.
D. Risk Management

9. Property Insurance Update
Attachment: 2010-11 Insurance Update Final.pdf

Ms. Preston introduced Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, who updated the Board on Property Insurance.

Mr. Jordan commented on the great job Mr. Langdorf did on his presentation and on saving the district money on property insurance.

Mr. Jordan asked if the district could purchase property insurance in multi-years instead of year by year. Mr. Langdorf responded by stating that it is difficult due to the volatility in the marketplace. Insurance companies do not want to lock into long term commitments because of the types of storms that we get here in Florida.

Mr. Ziegler requested a copy of the property insurance appraisal.

Dr. Binggeli made a few comments to the Board regarding the insurance, 100 year storm and the savings of $300,000. He noted that he appreciates and applauds the work that Mr.Langdorf has done on behalf of the district.

Dr. Murray inquired about FEMA. Mr. Langdorf  gave the Board an update on the funds that the district is waiting for from FEMA in the approximate amount of $400,000.



D. Additional Items

10. Budget Presentation


Dr. Binggeli introduced Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, who announced that Brevard Public Schools won the 2010 Sunshine Medallion Award by SUNSPRA (Sunshine State Public Relations Association). Brevard Public Schools is recognized as a leader in the State of Florida for our communication efforts in our budget process.

Dr. Binggeli and Ms. Preston delineated the district's revenue shortage, provide recommended budget cuts and which cuts needs to be made if the 0.25 mill is not in place.

Discussion ensued between the Board and Dr. Binggeli regarding the recommended budget cuts.

Beth Thedy, Director of Middle School Programs, responded to questions from Mr. Jordan and Mr. Ziegler regarding utilizing virtual schools to generate revenues and assist in class size reduction.

Ms. Preston gave an update on the 0.25 Critical Needs Millage.

Ms. Kneessy stated she was going to send a letter to the Legislature because they approved the budget with the 0.25 mill in our calculations which means they must be endorsing the increase.

Ms. Preston re-emphasized the Legislature assumed the School Board would take action to increase the millage. They did not require it but they built the increase into the district's calculation on that assumption, inflating our calculations.

Ms. Kneessy clarified for the community that the Board anticipates decreasing millage rates and cutting almost $18 million in recurring dollars from the budget. 

Dr. Binggeli discussed the timeline, class size amendment and the constitutional requirements 2010-2011. He made closing comments in regard to the budget and the difficult but necessary decreases in personnel.

Dr. Binggeli noted that the district has nearly 500 teacher in the stabilization dollars alone that run out next year. He said that we need to rally around what is essential for the students in our district.

E. Public Discussion
11. Public Discussion


 The Chairman reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate the concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board: 

  1. Christina Newman, Indialantic -  Testing in Kindergarten
  2. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Race to the Top RT3-2
  3. Pamela Alvis, Indian Harbour -  Kindergarten Assessments
  4. Allyn Newman, Palm Bay - GED Testing
  5. Pamela Lawson, Palm Bay - GED Testing
  6. Elizabeth Chittenden, Cocoa - Kindergarten Report Card & Out-of Area Students

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: 5.25.10 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

13. Resolution Relating to Flexibility of Categorical Funding
Attachment: 2009-10 Resolution Categorical Funding Flexibility.pdf
F. Accounting Services

14. Warrants Written for the Month of April, 2010
Attachment: Warrants - April 2010.pdf
F. Risk Management

15. Renew the School Board's Casualty Insurance Policies
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

16. Property Disposal
Attachment: MAY_25_10.pdf
Attachment: ASTRONAUT LETTER MAY 25, 2010.pdf
Attachment: ET LETTER MAY_25_2010.pdf
17. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchasing Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: ITB 10-020JO - 800 MHz Distributed Antenna System at Heritage High School.pdf
F. Human Resources

18. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 05-25-10.pdf
19. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 05-25-10.pdf
20. Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff for 2010-2011
Attachment: 2010-2011 Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff.pdf
21. Reappointment Nominations of Continuing/Professional Service Contract Teachers for 2010-2011 School Year
Attachment: 2010-2011 Reappointment Nominations of CC and PSC Teachers.pdf
22. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract and Professional Service Contract Eligible Teachers for 2010-2011 School Year
Attachment: 2010-2011 Reappointment Nominations of AC and PSC Eligible Unassigned.pdf
F. Labor Relations

23. 2010-2011 Staffing Plan Recommendations
F. Secondary Programs

24. School-Based Applications for Florida Learn and Serve Grant
Attachment: School-Based LS Application Summary ~ 05252010.pdf
25. District Application for Florida Learn and Serve Grant
F. Alternative Sites

26. Space Coast Early Steps/Brevard Public Schools Reimbursement Agreement
Attachment: Contract -ES Reimbursement Agreement 2010-11.pdf
27. Space Coast Early Steps/Local Education Agency (LEA) Interagency Agreement
Attachment: Contract -LEA and ES Interagency Agreement 2010-11.pdf
28. School Board of Brevard County and Kids Medical Club Agreement
Attachment: Contract-Kids Med 10-11.pdf
29. School Board of Brevard County and Crosswinds Youth Shelter, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Contract-RW shelter 10-11.pdf
30. School Board of Brevard County and Crosswinds/Rainwater Center for Girls, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Contract-Rainwater 10-11.pdf
31. School Board of Brevard County and AMIkids Space Coast, Inc., Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Contract-AMIkids (SCMI) 10-11.pdf
32. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Frances Walker Halfway House
Attachment: Contract-FWHH 10-11.pdf
33. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Brevard Group Treatment Home
Attachment: Contract-GTH 10-11.pdf
34. School Board of Brevard County and Hurricane Island Outward Bound, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Contract-OB 10-11.pdf
35. Department of Juvenile Justice 2010-2011 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ Calendar 10-11.pdf
36. Interagency Agreement between School Board of Brevard County and Florida Department of Children and Families
Attachment: Contract-DCF, Interagencies.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

37. Contractual Agreement with Cambium Learning to Provide Training in Differentiated Instruction (DI)/ESE Classroom Strategies
Attachment: Cambium Learning Sopris10.pdf
Attachment: SoprisWestService contract for Brevard County 2010-2011_ FINAL_4 30.pdf
38. Approval of Three (3) Contracted Services Agreements with Family Liaison Consultants for the 2010-2011 School Year
Attachment: Tomaka-Fam.Liaison2010.pdf
Attachment: Gerhauser-Fam.Liaison10.pdf
Attachment: EmilyDeWoodyFamLiai10-11.pdf
F. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources

39. Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2010/11
Attachment: Narrative for Board for 2010-11.pdf
F. Area I Superintendent

40. Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Saratoga Springs, New York
Attachment: MHS Crew Team to New York - May 2010.pdf
F. Area IV Superintendent

41. Field Trip - Satellite High School SECME Mousetrap Car Winners' Competion in South Carolina
Attachment: SHS agenda.pdf
F. Educational Technology

42. Resolution for FCC Compliance and Availability of Funds for E-Rate Funding Year 13 (2010-2011)
Attachment: Resolution of the Board of Trustee.pdf
F. Project Management

43. Renewal of License Agreement with FPL for Atlantis Elementary School Force Main
Attachment: License Agreement.pdf
44. Utility Easement for Florida Power & Light at Oak Park Elementary School
Attachment: Easement - FPL - Oak Park Elementary.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

45. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Rita M. Green
Attachment: School Bd Green termination 5-20-10.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

46. Approval of Consent Agenda


Approve the consent agenda.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler requested clarification on the agenda items listed under Human Resources that what the Board is approving are not contingent upon the action items and the items are not out of order.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district is glad to be recommending for employment 4900 teachers and 3200 support employees and is not contingent upon the action item related to the budget.

Chairman Kneessy called for a video break at 7:58 p.m.
The School Board meeting reconvened at 8:18 p.m.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Board Office/Superintendent

77. Public Discussion


Chairman Kneessy requested the public discussion regarding the budget be heard prior to the action of the Board. The Board agreed.

  1. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Budget
  2. Peggy Nolan, Art Resource Teacher, Rockledge - Arts in the Schools
  3. Rebecca Lee, Art Specialist K-12, Melbourne Beach - Elementary Art Cuts
  4. Dennis Wills, Melbourne - Out-of Area Policy
  5. Debra Greco, Union 1010, Orlando - Media Assistant Cuts*
  6. Sarah Aloise, Indialantic - Media Assistant Cuts
  7. Derek Gores, Melbourne - Art in Schools*
  8. Brenda Roman, Melbourne - Out-of Area Policy
  9. Sean Irvin, Valkaria - Out-of Area Policy
  10. F.J. "Joey" Mallari, Rockledge - Out-of-Area Policy
  11. Jill Noel, Melbourne - Art Education*
  12. Mark Witherspoon, Melbourne - Out-of Area Policy

*signed up for public discussion but left meeting

G. Financial Services

47. Recommended Reductions for the 2010-11 Operating Budget
Attachment: Memo from Dr. Binggeli regarding Recommended Budget Reductions.pdf
Attachment: Potential_Budget_Cuts_rev_5-25.pdf

Authorize the Superintendent to make the recommended budget reductions for the 2010-11 Operating Budget pursuant to the list provided.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson thanked Dr. Binggeli for listening to the community and re-looking at the items  the Board had concerns with. She also mentioned to the community and employees that the art and the media position are for an additional one year only. The Board is making decision based on our Legislatures not funding education. Next year the district will need to cut thirty six million dollars more. She implored the community to lobby the Legislatures to help save their job to fund education.

Ms. Kneessy clarified information regarding a misconception about the cutting of the media assistants hours from an 8 hour day to a 5.5 hour day was due to a survey that was generated. Ms. Kneessy stated the Board's decision was based on the media assistant position is a valuable part of the school environment.

48. Continue to Levy an Additional 0.25 Mills for the Operating Fund
Attachment: Items Continued Utilizing the Critical Needs 0.25 Mills.pdf


Continue to levy an additional 0.25 mills to meet critical needs within the Operating Fund.

In addition, authorize the Superintendent to continue to transfer another 0.25 mills, as authorized and appropriated by the Legislature, from the Capital Projects Fund to the Operating Fund.

Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Mr. Ziegler stated he would not support anything that increases taxes and its clear this would not increase taxes but a vote of "no" here would bother him because of the removal of programs, postions and payroll decreases. He made it a point to state the district cannot go backwards.

Mr. Ziegler called the question then removed it for lack of a second.-
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy clarified that continuing to levy a additional 0.25 mill is not voting for a tax increase or a total millage increase. This will allow the district staff to work on a budget and will give the Brevard County taxpayer's the lowest millage rate in over ten years and move forward on the 7.9 million dollar reduction. Ms. Kneessy re-emphasized this is not an increase in taxes. Dr. Murray and Ms. Kneessy approved this agenda without hesitation.

Ms. Kneessy thanked the Board for their careful deliberation.

G. Project Management

49. Policy Revisions for Out of Area Students
Attachment: Policy 5120 Change.pdf
Attachment: Policy Revisions for OOA Students.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120 Change.pdf

Ms. Kneessy requested Dane Theodore, Director of Planning and Project Management, update the Board on the changes in Policy 5120 and 7120.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli, and Mr. Theodore as it relates to the Out-of-Area policy changes. The Board requested revisions in the policy regarding the Employee Preference for the Out-of-Area and as it relates to class size reduction.

Dr. Binggeli made closing comments on what had been the direction of the Board as it related to Out-of-Area for staff and stated that the district will come back with a new proposal in lieu of the new direction due to class size reduction.


Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to approve the recommended changes to Policy 5120 - Assignment within District and Policy 7120 - Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Barbara Murray- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Board Office/Superintendent

50. Adoption of New Policy 6701 - Charter of Internal Audit
Attachment: Attachment #1 Audit Committee Charter Raphael 12-8-09.pdf
Attachment: Attachment #2 Audit Committee Charter Bistline 3-11-10.pdf
Attachment: Attachment #3 Audit Committee Charter Combined 4-29-10.pdf

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to request an elaboration on the argument of attachment two versus attachment three and stated he is leaning towards attachment three with the audit committee.

Ms. Kneessy stated for the Board and public the difference between the three versions and requested that Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, explained to the Board why they are in support of version two.

Mr. Bistline noted the bone of contention is Paragraph 4 on Version 2 it states "The scope of the activities include but is not limited to: (4) Performing special reviews requested by the Audit Committee, the Superintendent, and/or the Board." Which is the language that Dr. Binggeli, Mr. Bistline, and Ms. Kneessy support. Mr. Bistline stated that as a matter of law, Dr. Binggeli is your CEO and Chief Administrator hired by the Board and he has the responsibility to provide a general oversight of the school district and act as custodian of school district property which includes the financial aspects. Mr. Bistline explained to the Board of times when the Superintendent needs to act in a matter of minutes to investigate misuse or embezzlement of funds. It is the opinion of the School Board Attorney that during these time the Superintendent needs to have the ability to pick up the phone and call the internal auditor and request they investigate something. Mr. Bistline also mention that Mike Raphael as the Chairman of the Audit Committee has no individual authority to authorize the Superintendent to do anything. Mr. Bistline went on to explain to the Board that if the Superintendent has a situation where he needed something investigated in a confidential manner, in order to got this permission, he would have to request the Chairman of the Audit Committee call a publicly noticed public meeting where the press and community can attend to ask permission to have an investigation. When you get someone that is stealing money or other criminal activity the last thing the district would want to do is hold a public meeting to tell the world you are going to investigate the matter.

Mr. Bistline recommended to the Board not to tie the Superintendent's hands in this manner and he should have every right and ability to contact the auditor on his own and request them to do something confidentially. Dr. Binggeli conquered.

Ms. Kneessy took the opportunity to thank Mr. Raphael for all that he has done for the Audit Committee and the School District but mentioned that paragraph four was a sticking point.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board and Mr. Bistline regarding the different versions. Mr. Bistline stated that the Audit Committee was recommending version three but it ties the hands of Dr. Binggeli to do what he was hired to do.

Dr. Binggeli echoed the sentiments regarding the Audit Committee and the volunteer work that they do for the school district. He mentioned with clarity and sincerity that it is a best practice for us and they are fantastic for the service they provide.

H. Human Resources

51. Job Description: Area Coordinator
Attachment: Coord-Area.pdf

Dr. Murray pulled this agenda item to state her concern regarding the job description only having three year teaching experience and since it is an administrative position, she questioned whether there should be some administrative experience.

Ms. Kneessy stated she has the same concerns and thought the requirements were a little weak.

Dr. Binggeli explained to the Board there are some individuals that may not have had actual administrative experience but their experiences in teacher/leadership roles could rise to consideration for this position. He explained what the position of the Area Coordinator was designed to accomplish for the district and the community.

Dr. Murray requested the district add the following language "administrative experience or equivalent preferred" to the job description and noted that she does not agree with the minimum of three years of teaching experience.

Dr. Binggeli relayed to the Board some of his background experiences with job descriptions.

Dr. Murray stated the district needs to set the bar higher as far as qualifications for job descriptions go because that is what this district has been all about. Ms. Kneessy conquered.

Dr. Binggeli stated the job description would be re-examined and brought back before the Board.

H. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

52. Brevard County Athletic Coaching Endorsement Program
Attachment: Athletic Coaching End Pgm 2005-2010 rev 11-11-05.pdf
53. Brevard County ESOL Endorsement Program
Attachment: Endorsement Program ESOL 2005-2010.pdf
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

54. Supplemental Educational Services Provider/District Contract
Attachment: SES Contract 2011.pdf
55. Kindergarten Report Card
Attachment: Kdg Report Card Parent Guide.pdf
Attachment: Kdg Report Card.pdf
56. Florida First Start Contract for FY11
Attachment: FFS Contract FY 2010 - 2011.pdf
57. Application for Title I Part A Funds
H. Alternative Sites

58. Memorandum of Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and Cby25 Initiative Inc.
Attachment: School District agreement Guidance Counselor.pdf
59. Title I, Part D Subpart 2, Local Agency Delinquent Program
60. Brevard Public Schools and The Children's Center Interagency/Lease Agreements
Attachment: Children's Center Lease Agreement 2010.pdf
Attachment: Children's Center Interagency Agreement 2010.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

61. 2010-2011 Cooperative Agreement with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
Attachment: RFB&D Contract FY 11 Brevard.pdf
62. Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public School Adult Students with Disabilities
Attachment: BAC-AWD 2010-2011 Contract.pdf
Attachment: BehaviorServ.ofBrev. 2010-201.pdf
Attachment: BRIDGES 2010-201.pdf
Attachment: Easter Seals Florida, Inc.Template 2010-201.pdf
Attachment: ECCI2010-201.pdf
63. Amendment to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009
Attachment: 151-July 2010 ARRA Amend..pdf
Attachment: 150 for July 2010 ARRA Amendment.pdf
64. 2010-2011 Contract Agreement with Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) to Serve Students with Disabilities in Brevard County
Attachment: BAC Contract Agreement 2010-11.pdf
65. 2010-2011 Grant Application for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement
H. Area I Superintendent

66. Southwest Middle School Trip to the 2010 National Technology Student Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
Attachment: SWMS - TSA Conference - June-July 2010.pdf
H. Area III Superintendent

67. Cocoa High Football Team - Field Trips to the Rally at the Wolvarena Football Classic in Pittsburg, PA and the Florida VS Texas Football Classic in Dallas, TX
Attachment: CHS Football Itineraries.pdf
68. Cocoa High FIRST Robotics Field Trip - Indiana Robotics Invitational in Indianapolis, IN
Attachment: Robotics Indiana Invitational.pdf
H. Area IV Superintendent

69. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at McNair Magnet School
Attachment: 20100512095421.pdf
70. Approve Riverview Elementary Dress Code Change
Attachment: Microsoft Word - DRESS CODE CHANGE memo.pdf
H. Facilities Services

71. 2010 Performance Contracting Initiative
Attachment: Executive Summary R1 5-6-10.pdf
Attachment: ITN - DEFINITION Process 5-6-10.pdf
Attachment: PC Conservation Measures Matrix 5-6-10.pdf
Attachment: Performance Contracting FAQ 5-6-10.pdf

I. Staff Reports
72. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
73. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
74. School Board Member Reports


Ms. Henderson noted that she had been busy with all the high school graduations which was a fun, interesting and exhausting time. She congratulated all the seniors.

Mr. Ziegler reiterated the sentiments of Ms. Henderson regarding the graduations.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Dr.Binggeli for his participation in Palm Bay Rotary's 33rd Annual Outstanding Student Awards and wished him a belated Happy Birthday.

Mr. Ziegler congratulated Melbourne High for christening four new skulls, which were purchased purely on donations for $20,000. He also thanked Melbourne City Council for allowing Melbourne High Crew for having their new location to store all their boat, do workouts and launch their boats at Mallard Park in Melbourne.

Mr. Ziegler noted the School Board dodge ball team is forming quite nicely and he challenged the County Commission. The date is June 19, 2010 at Viera High School to benefit the Boy Scouts.

Ms. Kneessy noted it has been a year since hiring the Superintendent and by contract the Board needs to be setting the evaluation in July. She requested that Dr. Murray have input on the rating system of the evaluation.

Dr. Murray requested that Dr. Binggeli work with Mr. Bistline on the evaluation instrument if that is the wishes of the Board. Ms. Kneessy clarified that Mr. Bistline be present at the Superintendent's evaluation in lieu of a facilitator.

Mr. Kneessy requested Jacqueline Joy, Administrative Assistant to the School Board, prepare the timeline for the evaluation workshop dates. She also requested that Mr. Bistline get a copy of Dr. Binggeli's contract to each of the Board Members.

Ms. Kneessy commended the Board for putting the education of children first while making the budgetary decisions that effects their them.

Ms. Kneessy noted her concern regarding the November election and the community not understanding the class size amendment. The community is not voting to repeal class size, they are voting on flexibility. She also spoke on the additional 0.25 mill.

Ms. Kneessy requested that Mr. Bistline read the language the Legislature put out last year in term of how we are able to get this information out to the community. Mr. Bistline read the language that the Florida Supreme Court had issued its decision on what public entities, local government and elected officials could do in supporting or opposing referendum matters.

Ms. Kneessy would like all 86 schools to be prepared at their first PTO meeting to discuss what the class size amendment and what its pros and cons are to the students.

Dr. Murray questioned whether Ms. Preston had any information on the penny sales tax. Ms. Preston stated she was in the process of gathering information on what the other districts are doing and plans on getting information to the Board prior to the June meeting.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that Dr. Binggeli, Ms. Preston and herself will have a meeting with the editorial board of Florida Today to make sure they understand the school districts position.



L. Superintendent's Report
75. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli updated the Board on Race to the Top and its Memorandum of Understanding.

M. Adjournment
76. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of May 25, 2010 was adjourned at 10:27 p.m.