06-09-2015 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, June 9, 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 7, 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 orderat 9:30 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson 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. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Motions:
Adopt the June 9, 2015 Regular School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
5. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Darlene A. Rogers from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Melbourne High School to the position of Principal at Westside Elementary School, on annual contract, effective June 10, 2015.  Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of James C. Kirk from the position of Principal at Central Middle School to the position of Principal at Melbourne High School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2015.  Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

Accept the resignation of Brian T. Binggeli, Superintendent, effective July 1, 2015, by mutual consent of the Superintendent and the School Board of Brevard County.

Accept the retirement of Pamella R. O'Kell, Principal of Apollo Elementary School, effective August 31, 2015.

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- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
6. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy reminded the speakers that the maximum allotted time for each speaker is three minutes. Clarification of information presented and answers to questions specific to district business and educational matters will be posted on the School Board's website under the section called "4 The Record."

Public Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  1. Richard Smith - Labor Relations
  2. Amanda Elliott - My Experiences as an Above Average Student
  3. Darcey Addo - H-30 Title IIA Funds

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

7. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2015-0609.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

8. Financial Statements for the Period Ending April 30, 2015
Attachment: FY 2014-15 Financial Statements - April 30, 2015.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

10. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 06-09-15.pdf
Attachment: Board Letter 06-09-15.pdf
11. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 15-B-053-LU - Portable Wooden & Pre-Engineered Portable Classroom Relocation.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 15-B-067-LU - Aquatic Weed Control.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 14-048-WH-A3 - iAssessment, LLC dba Truenorthlogic Amendment 3.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 14-614-KC-A1 - Amendment 1 - North Carolina Outward Bound School.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 16-022-AL - Deborah Lleras Zipf.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 16-036-AL - John Perricone.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 16-041-AL - Magnet Schools of America.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 16-050-AL - North Carolina Outward Bound School.pdf
F. Human Resources

12. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 06-09-15.pdf
13. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-09-15.pdf
15. Reappointment Nominations of Support Staff for 2015-2016
Attachment: Support Reappointments 2015-2016.pdf
F. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources(FDLRS)/PreK

17. Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2015-16
Attachment: 2015-16 Project Application Information for 6-9-15 Board Meeting.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

18. Field Trip - Rockledge High Boys Basketball Team - Tennessee Tech University Team Camp in Cookeville, TN
Attachment: RHS-2015 Golden Eagle Team Basketball Camp.pdf
19. Field Trip - Rockledge High Cross Country - Appalachian State University Running Camp in Boone, NC
Attachment: RHS-2015 XC camp brochure.pdf
20. Field Trip - Rockledge High Wrestling Team - UNC Wrestling Team Camp in Chapel Hill, NC
Attachment: RHS-Wrestling Camp Team Schedule 2015.pdf
Attachment: RHS-Wrestling Camp 2015-Coaches.pdf
F. Educational Technology

21. Rockledge High School - Guaranteed Maximum Price for Technology Structured Cabling Upgrades (Sales Surtax)
Attachment: Rockledge Technology Structured Cabling Upgrades attachment.pdf
F. Project Management

22. 2015 Educational Plant Survey
Attachment: RESOLUTION.pdf
Attachment: Educational Plant Survey Number 4 - Version 1 with Guide 6-4-15.pdf
23. Indialantic Elementary School Pavilion Structural Repairs - General Contractor Services
Attachment: Indialantic pavilion attachments.pdf
24. Audubon Elementary School Structural Column Repairs Buildings 18 and 19 - Construction Management Services
Attachment: audubon structural column repair attachments.pdf
25. Atlantis Elementary School - Chiller Replacement - HVAC Mechanical Contractor Services
Attachment: Atlantis Elementary Chiller Replacement Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

28. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the June 9, 2015 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

14. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2015-2016 School Year
Attachment: AC Instructional Reappointments 2015-16.pdf
Minutes: Mrs. Kneessy pulled this item for discussion. Dr. Debra Pace, associate superintendent of Human Resources, provided clarification and explanation to Mrs. Kneessy's questions.

Motions:
Approve the reappointment nominations of annual contract teachers for the 2015-2016 school year contingent upon completion of certification requirements and course work, on or before their beginning date. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Curriculum & Instruction

16. 2015-2017 Inter-institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Eastern Florida State College
Attachment: Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between BPS and EFSC - 2015-2017.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Craig pulled this item.  He said that he wanted to know what the return on investment was for the dual enrollment courses and wanted to know what we were doing to try to fill the holes caused by students who do not complete coursework, or drop out.  He also asked when was  the last time Dr. Binggeli had a conversation with Dr. Richie regarding dual enrollment and changed legislature.  He said that he felt there were partnerships to be fostered to help fund these courses and said that it needed to begin with the higher level of leadership.

Dr. Binggeli said that he has not had discussion on this matter with Dr. Richie for some time.  He said that we have tried to take a very strategic approach from a cost analysis standpoint in benefit to kids and cost to the district.

Mrs. Henderson said that what she has taken away is that, yes we are required by law to do this and that basically Eastern Florida State College is protecting themselves from this cost.

Mrs. Van Meter said they continue to look at ways to somehow save money. She said that they have not looked at the cost of students who have withdrawn and she will get figures.

Mr. Ziegler said that if we were to end this program and bring all of the students back into our schools to take these classes, then we would have to hire an abundance of teachers to absorb the classload.

Mrs. Van Meter said we would have to create seats for 12,000 students.



Motions:
Approve the proposed Inter-institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Eastern Florida State College for 2015-2017.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Project Management

26. Student Accommodation Plan Portable Relocation - Design Build Services
Attachment: portable relocation revised attachments.pdf
Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson pulled this item. She said as a reminder that in years past, it was requested for the area superintendents to look at moving programs in order to avoid moving portables which is rather costly.  She wanted to know if that had been done this year.

Mr. Theodore explained that as part of the Student Accomodation Plan, they involve principals and area superintendents in about a two and a half month process that does just that; what they would need in the way of facilities to support students and programs for the next year. As part of that process, the principals send their recommendations to the area superintendents and they, in turn, walk through the schools and come back with recommendations.  Mr. Theodore and his staff challenge those recommendations to determine if there is something else that can be done.

Mr. Craig asked how the portables are selected for being moved.  Mr. Theodore explained the criteria.  They look at grade level, and if the school is going to be declining, he can feel fairly certain that the portable that is moved is no longer needed at that school.

Mr. Theodore asked to take a little time while he was before the Board to let them know a couple of things regarding the Educational Plant Survey: 1. There is a guide attached to that with a lot historical information that is valuable to both the Board and the public. 2. There is a resolution of the sale of two unused parcels of land. He wanted to assure the Board and the public that his will be a public process and will be advertised three times in the newspaper. 

He also wanted to mention that all of the sales tax projects are listed in the Educational Plant Survey.  Although not required, thhe wanted the public to be able to see those.  What is not in the survey are the two new schools that we will be needing. Very specifically, the DOE is not approving those two new elementary schools.   They say that we have capacity (typically in the north and Merritt Island).  Mr. Theodore said that we will not be able to get to those schools to capacity from where we need the schools (in the south). He said that is problematic in the sense that we cannot use ad valorem monies and must rely on impact fees. We have asked to consolidate the impact districts.  The impact committee is meeting and we should be seeing a couple of districts and he will share with them at a later meeting.



Motions:

Approve the project budget for portable relocation in an amount not to exceed $269,452.22.

Approve the GMP submitted by Canaveral Construction Co., Inc. in an amount not to exceed $259,452.22 for portable relocation.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

27. Purchase of Kubota Wheel Loader and Canopy
Attachment: Surplus Property Dispoal Justification Form for M57 TCM Front End Loader.pdf
Attachment: POR Quote - Triple D Equipment INC.pdf
Attachment: Equipment Replacement Information.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item.  He said this is to replacing a DCR item because it is not economical to repair.  This has been out of commission for a while and he asked what we have been doing for a front end loader all this time.

Mr. Theodore said that we have been renting it.



Motions:
Approve the purchase request of $58,634.70 for the Kubota Wheel Loader and required ancillary equipment to replace the M57 TCM Front End Loader which is deemed uneconomical to repair.- 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


G. Action
G. Facilities Services

29. Revisions to Policy 6340 - Modifications and Alterations to School Buildings
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 6340 Revisions.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy declared the public hearing open at 10:33 a.m.

Hearing no one that wished to speak and no discussion from the Board, she closed the public hearing at 10:33 a.m.



Motions:
Hold Public Hearing and approve the revision of Policy 6340- Modifications and Alterations to School Buildings as recommended. - 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


H. Information
H. Curriculum & Instruction

30. Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

Minutes: 

Ms. Belford asked to discuss this item.

Mrs. Van Meter introduced Shereen Luchten who provided some information.

Mrs. Belford asked if we have any responsibility as a result of receiving the Title II funds to increase our evaluation assessment measurement of student performance?  Ms. Luchten replied that no, there is nothing directly linked to student achievement.

Mrs. Belford asked if there is any restriction on the type of professional development associated with the grant? Ms. Luchten said that Title II is an entitlement grant and  it still falls under NCLB so the first thing that has to be addressed are core subject areas and it also encompasses the arts. Those are the only areas that can be addressed.

H. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

31. Title I Part A Grant Application
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

32. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2014-2015
Attachment: 2015 DRAFT Equity.pdf
H. Students at Risk

33. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title III, Part A, Supplementary Instructional Support for English Language Learners
34. Enhanced Instructional Opportunities for Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Youth Grant (Immigrant Children/Youth Grant)
35. Title 1, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

I. Staff Reports
36. Update on Bullying Policy

Minutes: 

Dr. Thedy provided a brief update.

Mr. Ziegler wanted to comment that we have a speak out hotline which is more of a reporting tool.  However, he wants to look into an alternative service that would provide assistance in the way of counseling.  He believes there is a cost involved and would like to know if he could get Board support to ask staff to look into options.  

He alsowanted to congratulate staff for what they are already doing in this arena.

Mrs. Belford would support looking into options to provide more services and also thanked Dr. Thedy and her staff for help they are providing, especially in the North.


J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
37. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mrs. Henderson asked to add a discussion item.  She said that she knew that each Board member has talked with Ms. Van Meter about dual enrollement and the proposed curriculum aligned assessments for 2015-16. They have 78 new assessments based on the different areas.  

Mrs. Henderson asked to have a Board update provided on the position that was initially created to handle the 1,300, then 900 assessments mandated by the state.  Now that regulations have changed, she asked where we are on that position, where we are going, it is still necessary and the cost. She asked for the information in a Board Update.

Mrs. Van Meter provided some comments regarding the position and said that she would provide a complete update.

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Following this portion of the meeting, a surprise recognition for Dr. Binggeli was held.  Dr. Binggeli would be leaving at the end of the month to take a position as superintendent in Plano, Texas.  Staff entered the Board room and Mrs. Kneessy provided remarks and Dr. Binggeli was presented a string tie and cowboy hat.  Mrs. Kneessy also provided comments to Mrs. Binggeli thanking her and gave her bouguet of flowers. Dr. Binggeli thanked everyone and made some remarks about being thankful for being able to serve in his capacity. After this recogntion, the meeting resumed. Following the adjournment of the Board meeting, a BBQ lunch was served that was prepared by Jeremy Salmon, principal of Eau Gallie High along with volunteers from Plant Operations.
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 Mr. Craig requested to get the ball rolling on legislative actions and said that we need to get started soon and asked for the Board to have a workshop to discuss.

Mr. Craig also asked for Dr. Binggeli to provide a detailed transition list so nothing would be missed. He said he thinks having a written plan will let them know what to expect.

Mrs. Henderson commented on the legislative platform. One of the things that she will be bringing up at FSBA is a letter she has been drafting for the Governor. She proposes teams of teachers from the North, Central and South parts of the state from different grade levels to actually look the the assessment questions and determine if they are valid and reliable.

Mrs. Belford added that she is not sure how you determine how reliable the tests are with all of the glitches. We will never be able to fully realize the impact these had on our children.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Dr. Binggeli for his leadership during his tenure as superintendent.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
38. Superintendent Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli said he will make himself available to the new superintendent.  He will  try to convey the challenges and opportunities to the new superintendent at least from where he sits.

 Dr. Binggeli also mentioned the fine work that the Brevard Schools Foundation does for our teachers and students.


M. Adjournment
39. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy adjourned the meeting at 11:22 a.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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