05-28-2013 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 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 16, 2013. 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


Chairman Dr.Barbara Murray called the May 28, 2013 School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Board Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

A-3. Invocation
A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications, 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 Addition
F-13.  Student Expulsions

Consent Revisions
F-9.    Approval of Minutes
F-16.   Instructional Staff Recommendations

Consent Deletion
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant " Accelerating the Common Core through Teacher Networks"

Approve the adoption of the agenda for the May 28, 2013 School Board meeting and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

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

6. 2013 Magna Award Winners


Ms. Irwin explained that that Magna Awards is a national recognition program that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning.

Magna nominations are judged according to three enrollment categories (under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment) with one Grand Prize Winner in each category.  Each Grand Prize Winner receives a $4,000 contribution from Sodexo. There are five additional winners and five honorable mention winners within each enrollment category.

Ms. Irwin announced that Brevard Public School received the certificate of honorable mention.  She presented Chairman Dr. Murray and Superintendent Dr. Binggeli with a framed certificate.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray stated that this award was to the EMBARK Program (Energizing Minds Brevard Area Resources for Kids) which is the cooperative program between Brevard County and Port Canaveral.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Port Canaveral for providing us with the opportunity and looks forward to many years of our partnership.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned the great teachers that we have that who used the resources to provide unique learning and research opportunities the EMBARK program provides for the students of Brevard.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
7. Public Discussion


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time for each speaker of three minutes.  She reminded the public that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

  1. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Unioin Concerns*
  2. Dean Paterakis, Melbourne - Hiring of Felons
  3. Denise Coyle, Palm Bay - Bullying Policy 
  4. Kim Hunt,Titusville - Loss of Teachers

*Did not speak

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked the speakers and stated that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated. 

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

8. Time Changes for School Board Meetings and Workshops in June and July 2013
9. Approval of Minutes
10. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 05.28.2013 Student Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

11. Resolution Relating to Flexibility of Categorical Funding
Attachment: 2012-13 Categorical Flexible Spending Resolution (2).pdf
Attachment: 2012 Florida State Statute 1011.62 (6)(b) Resolution for Categorical Flexible Spending.pdf
12. Budget Amendment #8 - April 30, 2013
Attachment: Budget Amendment #8 - April 30, 2013.pdf
Attachment: April 2013 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
F. Accounting Services

13. Warrants for the Month of April, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - April 2013.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

14. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a) BW #13-BW-098-DK - Bright Solutions Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: h) SS 13-SS-116-LL - Carrier Corporation - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: i) SSA #13-466-WH - Renaissance Suntree Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: Additional Table for Accouting String.1.pdf
Attachment: e) RFP #13-P-010-DR - Recycling Amendment Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: g) SC #13-SC-118-CJ - Paper-Office, Virgin and Recycled Content Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: j) SSA #13-539-WH - Certiport Adobe Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: b) ITB #13-B-056-CJ - Athletic Equipment and Supplies Catalog Bid Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: f) RFP 13-P-087-DK - Disposal of Surplus Textbooks and Instructional Materials.pdf
Attachment: c) ITB #13-B-094-KC - Palm Bay High Track Resurfacing Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: d) ITB #13-B-115-KC - Walk-In Cooler Freezer Agenda Item.pdf
15. Property Disposal
Attachment: May 28 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: May 28 Board Letters.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 05-28-13.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 05-28-13.pdf
18. Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff for 2013-2014
Attachment: 2013-2014 Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff.pdf
19. Job Description - Certified Occupational/Physical Therapist
Attachment: OT_PT.pdf
F. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

20. Consultant Agreement with Jennifer Abrams, Corwin Press, Inc.
Attachment: J Abrams Contract Corwin Press 2013.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

21. Head Start Governing Body Functions
Attachment: Internal Dispute Policy_Revised.pdf
Attachment: ERSEA Policy and Procedure_Revised.pdf
Attachment: BYLAWS_12182013_revised.pdf
22. Interagency Agreement with Eckerd Youth Alternatives
Attachment: Eckerd Interagency Agreement 2013-14.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

23. 21st Century Community Learning Center Explorers Grant FY2013/2014
F. Career & Technical Education

24. 2013-2014 Carl D. Perkins, Career and Technical Education, Secondary Career and Technical Programs for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Competitive Grant Proposal
F. Central Area Superintendent

25. Consultant Agreement: Golfview Elementary and The Center for Effective Learning/Susan Kovalik and Associates
Attachment: Golfview Consultant Agree Center Effective Learning.pdf
Attachment: Golfview June 2013 MTW Invoice.pdf
Attachment: Golfview June 2013 Service Agreement.pdf
26. Field Trip - Rockledge High Boys Basketball Team - Tennessee Tech University Team Camp in Cookeville, TN
Attachment: Basketball Camp.pdf
27. Field Trip - Rockledge High Wrestling Team - UNC Team Camp in Chapel Hill, NC
Attachment: Wrestling Camp Info.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

28. Satellite High School FCCLA National Leadership Conference, Nashville, TN
F. Facilities Services

29. Central Area Adult Education and Central Area Alternative Learning Lease Extensions
Attachment: Third Amendment to Central Area Alternative Learning Lease.pdf
Attachment: Third Amendment to Central Area Adult Education Lease.pdf
F. Project Management

30. Bid for 2013 Food Service Capital Projects for Apollo ES, McAuliffe ES, Roosevelt ES, West Shore Jr/SR HS and Westside ES
Attachment: Quote Tabulation Form & Doug Wilson Enterprises Project Quote Form.pdf
31. Guaranteed Maximum Price for Walkway Roof Replacement at Tropical ES
Attachment: Heard Const. GMP Tropical ES Structural Project.pdf
Attachment: Tropical Structural Project Budget.pdf
32. Change Order #1 to Apollo ES Safety to Life Improvements
Attachment: Change Order #1 Apollo ES.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

33. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the Consent Agenda  of May 28, 2013.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. Binggeli took the opportunity to congratulate the newly appointed administrators listed under Item F-20.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Risk Management

34. Renew the School Board's Casualty Insurance Policies
Attachment: Casualty Insurance Renewal Projection.pdf
H. Human Resources

35. Job Description - Specialist-Surplus Property
Attachment: Spec-Surplus Prop.pdf
36. Job Description - Specialist-Warehouse
Attachment: Specialist - Warehouse.pdf
37. Job Description - Manager-Purchasing Services
Attachment: Manager - Purchasing Services.pdf
38. Adult Education Part-Time Teacher Salary Increases
H. School Choice

39. Recommend the Renewal of the Campus Charter School Contract
Attachment: Campus Charter Renewal Submitted by School.pdf
Attachment: Campus Renewal Contract - District Summary.pdf
40. Recommend the Approval of Sculptor Renewal Charter Contract
Attachment: Sculptor Charter School Contract Renewal FINAL.pdf
Attachment: Sculptor Charter Renewal Contract-APPENDIX B.pdf
H. Students at Risk

41. Department of Juvenile Justice 2013-2014 School Calendar
Attachment: DJJ Calendar 2013-2014.pdf
42. Memorandum of Agreement between Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Family Partnership
Attachment: Brevard Family Partnership 2013-14.pdf
43. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Frances Walker Halfway House
Attachment: Frances Walker HH 2013-14.pdf
44. School Board of Brevard County and AMIkids Space Coast, Inc. operating as Melbourne Center for Personal Growth, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Melbourne Center for Personal Growth 2013-14.pdf
45. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Brevard Group Treatment Home
Attachment: Brevard Group Treatment Contract 2013-14.pdf
46. Brevard County Jail Complex Agreement with the School Board of Brevard County
Attachment: Jail Contract 2013-14.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

47. Request from the Boy Scouts of America to Access Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: Boy Scouts attachments 1-4.pdf
Attachment: Boy Scouts Bylaws.pdf
Attachment: Central FL Council Boy Scouts - Application.pdf
Attachment: Boy Scouts attachment 501(c)3.pdf
48. Field Trip - Edgewood Jr./Sr. High - FBLA National Conference - Anaheim, CA
Attachment: Edgewood FBLA Anaheim CA June 2013.pdf
Attachment: FBLA National Competition - EHS.pdf

I. Staff Reports
49. Update on The New Meal Pattern Impact on School Lunch


Kevin Thornton, Director of Food Services, presented to the School Board and the community an update on the New Meal Pattern impact on school lunch.

Ms. Henderson asked how long the Equity in School Lunch Price Provision waiver would be good for.  Mr. Thornton stated that the waiver would be for one year.

Ms. Henderson asked if there has been a change or have tracked any changes in the middle and high school with the a la carte versus traditional lunches.  Mr. Thornton noted that they are tracking everything they possibly can.  He stated they there has been an increase in participation in the Type A (traditional) lunches in the middle and high schools.  Mr. Thornton added that they are looking into adding an additional line at the high schools.

Dr. Krupp thanked Mr. Thornton for his good news (as indicated on the final page of the presentation).

Dr. Krupp asked if there has been any increase in commodities at the schools.  Mr. Thornton stated that unfortunately, there has been a decrease in commodities.  He stated that we used to receive 1.9 million and now it's down to 1.4 million.

Dr. Krupp stated that since the breakfast program has been revitalized for another four years, is the labor included to produce that "no cost" breakfast or not.  Mr. Thornton stated that it covers a large portion of the labor.

Mr. Ziegler asked if we are still incurring a cost for breakfast since the district is not fully subsidized.  Mr. Thornton stated that we are still incurring an expense for breakfast.

Mr. Ziegler asked if Mr. Thornton is calculating the labor when he reports the cost of the meal to the Board.  Mr. Thornton answered in the affirmative.

Dr. Krupp asked how soon the district could start the Community Eligibility Option if we qualify.  Mr. Thornton stated that is would begin in August.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district is up to nearly 10 million meals served annually. He went on to explain the enormous amount of work it takes to get the federal dollars that gives our communities these benefits for meals.  Dr. Binggeli thanked food services for all their hard work.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Dr. Binggeli for his passion and thanked Mr. Thornton and his staff for the work that they do and the service that they provide to our students.

Ms. Kneessy stated that at one of the graduations, a student thanked food services and the custodial staff, for keeping them filled and their building clean.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
51. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
52. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points


Mr. Ziegler noted that he enjoyed the graduations and wished that the district could schedule them not to conflict with one another so the board could attend as many as possible.

Mr. Ziegler requested to find a way to incorporate the instruction of flag etiquette. 

Dr. Murray agreed and added that gentlemen should remove their hats.  She stated that there is one rule of thumb and it should be followed. There should not be autonomy between our buildings on the etiquette during the singing of the National Anthem and the Presentation of the Colors.

Ms. Kneessy added to the comments as it relates to graduation.  She noted that each of the students that spoke during the commencements, talked about how the classroom teachers impacted their lives.  Ms. Kneessy noted to all the people that listen to talk radio and read about how public education is failing needs to ask the students on the impact that public education and the classroom teachers have had in their life.  She also noted that no one can do better than what we are doing in this county.


Ms. Kneessy referred to an email she sent as it relates to bussing for collegiate high school (Dual enrollment).  She noted that after recent legislation, those students will be costing the district additional dollars.  Ms. Kneessy stated that she cannot understand (from a dollars and cents point of view) we are paying for transportation to place students in programs that will cost additional dollars. She compared the dual enrollment with the IB/Cambridge program (which the district no longer pays for bussing) and its impact.  Ms. Kneessy stated, in her opinion, that  we are discouraging by not transporting the students to the IB/Cambridge and incurring expense for a program that will cost additional dollars.

Ms. Henderson noted that she received a similar phone call that Ms. Kneessy received as it related to reinstating IB bussing. She stated that after speaking with Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice; Arby Creach, Director of Transportation; and school administration from Rockledge and Eau Gallie High School, bussing is not hindering the operations of the IB program. Ms. Kneessy stated that this year if there was room on the bus, the dual enrollment students would be allowed to take the bus.  Ms. Henderson stated that the administrators will not be allowing the dual enrollment students on the bus this coming year. 

Ms. Kneessy noted that she is supporting the continuation of the bussing to BCC.  She requested that a staff member talk to the schools and do more cost/benefit investigation of the AP/IB and Cambridge Programs since it is an FTE generating program.
Dr. Binggeli stated that Ms. Mace will be getting the Board more data.
Ms. Kneessy stated that she is not looking at if from a particular high school but is looking at the from a district policy.  If we have an FTE generating program, do we want to encourage more students and provide ways to access those programs in order to increase the FTE revenue.  She noted that she is looking at this from a strategic standpoint and would like to have more discussion.
Ms. Mace stated that the number of students in the programs has increased, and she is still collecting data.
Dr. Murray requested feedback from graduates from the AP/IB programs. She heard that if the student is attending college out of state then AP/IB is the way to go but if you are staying in-state than dual enrollment is better.
Ms. Henderson requested the cost of the training for the teachers that are instructing the programs.
Dr. Krupp stated that the FTE generated for the IB program is generated to train teachers, send the for recertification, and it is not a cheap program. He noted that the money is not sitting our their as a pocket to dip into.  The money is spread between a lot of different categories in which labor is one.
Ms. Henderson noted that she attended several graduations and mentioned that it is a fun time to see all that our teachers and principals do in this county.  She stated that during the commencements, you really see the compassion that our students have for their fellow special needs students.
Dr. Krupp mentioned that during the graduation at Space Coast, someone lit off fireworks when the name of a particular student was announced.  He noted that Astronaut High graduated 240 students, 4 with AA degrees, Space Coast graduated approximately 240 students, 4 with AA degrees, and Titusville High School graduated 290 students, and a very impressive 22 students graduate with their AA degree.  Dr. Krupp noted that virtual education had nine graduates.  He said that the graduations in the North area were beautiful and well done.
Dr. Krupp retracted his statement from a prior meeting about Titusville being like a ghost town and sent his sincere apologies to the Mayor and the City Councilman .  He noted some of the improvements happening in Titusville from Mayor Tulley's statement of Titusville, Building a Beautiful Place.
Dr. Murray extended her congratulations to the City of Titusville for all the good things that they are doing and the push they are making to revitalize that part of the county.
Dr. Murray noted that she had a very productive meeting with County Commissioner Chair Andy Andersen, County Manager Howard Tipton, and Dr. Binggeli in regard to scheduling a joint meeting between our Board and the County Commissioners as soon as we can get our calendars together.
Dr. Murray congratulated Sunrise Elementary school for being ninth in the world on Odyssey of the Mind.
Dr. Murray noted that she attended the commencement activities and that it never ceases to amaze her about all the accomplishments our students have.  She noted after talking with the many students, there seems to be many more student's staying in the area for higher education than ever before.

L. Superintendent's Report
53. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli echoed the sentiments of Ms. Henderson as it related to the graduation of our special education students.  He noted that the loudest cheers are for their peers that had the hardest hill to climb.  Dr. Binggeli stated that our kids have their perspective correct.

Dr. Binggeli stated that we have met twice with the officials at BCC and we are have very good collaborative discussions as it relates to what we can try to do for dual enrollment knowing the eleventh hour legislative decision and its impact.



M. Adjournment
54. Adjournment


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the May 28, 2013 School Board Meeting at 6:43 p.m.