05-28-2019 Board Workshop-Work Session

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a Rule Development Workshop and Policy Work Session on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 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, 2019 and Thursday May 9, 2019. 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 Descovich called the meeting to order at: 2:02 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Descovich led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Policy Work Session

4. Board Policy 5120 Assignment with the District
Attachment: 5120 Executive Summary, Neola, Redline and Clean (5-28-19).pdf

Ms. Archer presented this policy and explained that eventually it will be combined with 7120.

5. Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment
Attachment: 5121 Executive Summary, Neola, New Proposed (5-13-19).pdf
Attachment: Open Enrollment - Policy 5121 presentation updated 5-23-2019 1142 am.pdf

Stephanie Archer, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Innovation and Choice went over a PowerPoint presentation. Eventually, the intent is to combine policies 5120 and 7120.

There was a type in VI(B): change  implement to implemented.

The Board suggested changing "will be available" to "may be available" in VII(A).

 There was significant conversation regarding the appeals process.  It was determined to move forward with the policy as presented.  The policy may be amended in the future.

6. Board Policy 7120 Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity
Attachment: 7120 Executive Summary, Current, Redline, Clean (5-10-19).pdf
Minutes: Controlled Open Enrollment Belford - final version EFormatting will be fixed. Mostly about redistricting
Rule Development (Policy)

7. Board Policy 2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment; Objections and Requests for Reconsideration
Attachment: 2520 - Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean (5-15-19).pdf

The Rule Development Workshop was the first opportunity for the public to make comments. 

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, provided the purpose of the revisions to policy 2520.

Chairman Descovich asked if anyone had come to address Board Policy 2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment Objections and Requests for Reconsideration.

Hamilton Boone was present and made comments and suggestions.

There were no other speakers present.

8. Board Policy 8406 Report of Suspicious Activity and Potential Threats to Schools, Facilities, Students and Employees
Attachment: 8406 Exec. Summary, Neola, Proposed New (5-15-19).pdf

Robin Novelli, Chief Operating Officer, outlined the purpose of the policy.  Chairman Descovich then called for anyone wishing to address policy 8406, Report of Suspicious Activity and Potential Threats to Schools.

There were no speakers present.

9. Board Policy 8407 Safe School Officers
Attachment: 8407 - Executive Summary, Neola, Proposed New Policy (NEW)(DRAFT)(5-22-19).pdf

Mr. Novelli outlined the purpose of policy 8407.

Changes requested: 

  • Delete "including charter schools" at the end of the first sentence in A(1)
  • Change the word "facilitate" to "support" in the second sentence of A(1)
  • Change the word "and" to "or" at the end of D(1)

Closing Remarks
10. Closing Remarks

11. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 4:09 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).