06-08-2015 Special School Board Meeting (Superintendent Search)


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Monday, June 8, 2015, 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 28, 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 1:00 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

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

Minutes: Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Motions:
Adopt the June 8, 2015 Special School Board Meeting (Superintendent Search)  agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Public Interviews
B. Board Office/Superintendent

5. Public Interviews First Round Candidates - Superintendent Search

Minutes: 

Chairman Amy Kneessy welcomed the candidates at the beginning of each public interview.  She explained the purpose of the Ad Hoc Committee and reminded the committee members to please sign the impression forms before submitting at the end of each interview.  These forms were provided to the Board before deliberations.    Each candidate was asked the same 15 questions and were given one hour total.  Board members had the option to ask follow up questions if related to the answers provided to one of the fifteen questions.

Candidates in order of interview:

  • Dr. Tony Jackson

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 1:48 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 1:53 p.m.
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  • Dr. John Stanford

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 2:39 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 2:48 p.m.
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  • Dr. Desmond Blackburn

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 3:52 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 4:02 p.m.
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  • Dr. Norman Ridder

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 4:55 p.m.
She reconvened the meeting at 5:03 p.m.
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  • Dr. David Christiansen

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 6:07 p.m. so that the Board could review the impression sheets, and their individual notes concerning each candidate.  Additionally, Mr. Hamblett from Ray and Associates would take the collective matrix sheets from board members to compile a single matrix for the Board to see where each candidate scores.
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C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
6. Public Comment

Minutes: There were no public speakers.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

7. Selection of Final Round Candidates

Minutes: 

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Chairman Kneessy reconvened the meeting at 7:26 p.m.
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 The Board received the collective matrix from Mr. Hamblett and after discussion, agreed upon three to bring back for second round interviews. 



Motions:
Approve the recommendation to bring Dr. Blackburn, Dr. Christiansen and Dr. Jackson back for second round interviews on June 15, 2015.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
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
8. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 7:42 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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