06-02-2015 Special School Board Meeting (Superintendent Search)

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, May 21, 2015. 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: Chairman Amy Kneessy called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  John Craig, Misty Belford, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy led the Pledge of Allegiance

A. Entertainment
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda

Adopt the June 2, 2015 Special School Board Meeting (Superintendent Search) agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

5. Identify Candidates for First Round Interviews


Gary Ray from Ray & Associates explained the process.  Both Mr. Ray and Allun Hamblet answered questions as the Board discussed their recommendations. 

Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 3:11 p.m. so that Board members could evaluate candidates that had not been on their initial list.

Chairman Kneessy reconvened the meeting at 4:00 p.m.


Approve superintendent candidates for first round interviews to be held on June 8, 2015 to be determined through Board deliberation.

The candidate being asked for first round interviews are:

  • Norman Ridder
  • Desmond Blackburn
  • Bob Morrison
  • Tony Jackson
  • David Christiansen
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
L. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
6. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 5:14 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).