06-10-2014 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 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 29, 2014. 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 Henderson called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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

 Mr. Ziegler arrived at 9:35 a.m.

A. Invocation
3. Invocation

Minutes: There was no invocation at the June 10, 2014 meeting.

A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

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

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

Approve the June 10, 2014 School Board agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Not Present

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
6. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The transfer of Tami Lanterman from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Williams Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Audubon Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 11, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jason Frye from the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Heritage High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Sherwood Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 11, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Danny Dotson from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Jackson Middle School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Heritage High School, on annual contract, effective August 11, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

Accept the resignation of James Carter, Assistant Principal (10 month) at Audubon Elementary School, effective July 31, 2014.

Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Not Present

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

7. Budget Update
Attachment: 2014-15 Funding 6-10-2014.pdf

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, and Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools, provided the Board with a Budget Update.  Ms. Preston began the presentation. Dr. Binggeli discussed the points on the Unknown/Decision Points slide.

At the conclusion of the presentation, Dr. Murray asked in regards to Dual Enrollment if we would be reducing the program for those students who are already in that program and if so, could that  prevent them from earning degrees for which they were already on track.  She said that would be unacceptable. 

Dr. Binggeli said that we are absolutely looking at that and asked for Ms. Van Meter to come up.  He said that they have been in discussion and are maintaining the courses that lead to a degree.  He said there are a several other courses that can be viewed as electives that are being reduced.  He continued that they are very aware of the success our students have had and definitely will not be "pulling the rug out from under them."

Dr. Murray asked if we were considering an option to allow parents to pay the tuition.  Ms. Van Meter responded saying that by law, parents are not allowed to pay the tuition; it has to come from the District. Ms. Van Meter further commented that in our articulation agreement with Florida Eastern State College, we are trying to make sure that our students may either receive a certification or degree.

Ms. Henderson questioned something that Dr. Binggeli had said about not knowing how many Dual Enrollment students we would have until August.  She said she thought that students have to be signing up for Dual Enrollment and/or high school classes now so that we should know if they are in one of our high schools. Ms. Van Meter said that we are redoing the articulation agreement and in the past the District was not as strict with some of the PERT testing and now the articulation agreement is more directly aligned with statute so that may eliminate some students.  Once they take the PERT test, some of the students may not have the scores that will allow them to take the Dual Enrollment classes and they will have to pick up classes at the high school.  Ms. Henderson asked when the PERT test is offered and Ms. Van Meter said she did not believe there is any specific date.  Ms. Henderson asked why we don't specify a date that they have to take it so that we can do better job of scheduling. Ms. Van Meter said that in the past we have not had in the articulation agreement certain levels of performance on the PERT and the new articulation agreement does address that so that will put some of our students into a state of flux so they will have to make other choices.

Dr. Binggeli commented that the fundamental part of Ms. Henderson's question is that the students for which we eliminated certain portions of their coursework are already being rescheduled and our schools are determining where they will be placed.

Mr. Ziegler commented that he is confused about the timing. He asked how the students will be notified that they need to take the test prior to the beginning of school.  Ms. Van Meter said that the guidance counselors will be working with them.

Ms. Henderson asked when the articulation agreement will be finalized and Ms. Van Meter said it is being finalized as they speak.   When they register for class in April, they indicate they want to take Dual Enrollment.  However, after they find out their GPA, and it is determined they do not meet the criteria, they have to come back to fill in their seven period day.

Dr. Murray said that the entrance exams should be taken in the fall and spring, not in the summer.

Dr. Krupp asked how many students were involved in Dual Enrollment last year and what we can project for this year.  Ms. Van Meter said she could get that information for him.

Dr. Krupp asked about whether or not the school district or the college keeps the FTE for students who are taking Dual Enrollment courses.  Ms. Preston discussed the way that higher education receives FTE. 

Mr. Ziegler asked if we could get the FTE for those students if the college class was taught on our campuses. Ms. Van Meter said that yes, however, the problem we run into is that not many of our teachers meet the certification criteria to teach those courses.

Ms. Henderson asked how many kids are we unsure of  where they are going. Ms. Van Meter said she can gather that information, but she would be unable to take a guess.

Dr. Binggeli concluded that our principals already know which classes won't be Dual Enrollment electives next year so he does not believe there is a huge amount of uncertainty that is new.

Dr. Binggeli said that we have had a great relationship with Florida Eastern State College.  BPS is a leader in the state in students receiving AA degrees through Dual Enrollment courses. He said that he was with a group of superintendents and he told the Governor  with the Senate and House Education Chair that when this all changed in the eleventh hour last year, if they set out to harm the great relationships this district and others have with the community colleges, they could not have done it any better.  We have worked very hard to preserve the quality relationship that we have with Eastern Florida State College.  We can't afford to do everything, but we want to preserve what we can in the best interest of our students. We have done what we can in a very cooperative way.  Dual Enrollment as we knew it is going to shrink.

E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment


Chairman Henderson 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."  

Richard Smith, BFT - NEA Grant Success


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

9. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

11. Financial Statements for the Period Ending April 30, 2014
Attachment: FY2013-14 Financial Statements - April 30, 2014.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

12. Budget Amendment #9 - May 31, 2014
Attachment: Budget Amendment #9 - May 31, 2014.pdf
Attachment: May 31, 2014 Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
13. Resolution Relating to the Flexbility of Categorical Spending
Attachment: Categorical Flexible Spending Resolution 2013-14.pdf
Attachment: Florida Statute 1011.62 (6)(b).pdf
F. Risk Management

14. School Board's Casualty Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: 2014-15 Casualty Insurance Cost Projection.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 6-10-14.pdf
Attachment: Board Letter 6-10-14.pdf
16. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - PB 14-PB-129-DR - Purchase of New School Buses.pdf
Attachment: b - PB 14-PB-130-DW - Combination Locks.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 1228-CO-A3 - ThomasKelly Software Associates, LLC.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 14-640-KC - Brevard C.A.R.E.S., Inc..pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 14-643-KC - Gil Lavin.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 14-646-WH - NCS Pearson Pinewood Elementary.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 14-650-WH - FLVS Franchise Agreement.pdf
Attachment: h - ITB #14-B-085-DR - Gasoline, Diesel and Fuel Oils.pdf
Attachment: i - ITB 14-B-119-KC - Cafeteria Small Wares.pdf
Attachment: j - ITB 14-B-123-KC - Cafeteria Milk.pdf
Attachment: k - ITB 14-B-124-KC - Cafeteria Paper Products.pdf
Attachment: l - RFP 14-P-110-WH - Volunteer Management System.pdf
Attachment: m - additional strings.docx.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-10-14.pdf
18. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2014-2015 School Year
Attachment: AC Instructional Reappointments 14-15.pdf
19. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff-06-10-14-Corrected 3.pdf
F. Students at Risk

20. 2014-2015 Carl D. Perkins, Career and Technical Education, Secordary Career and Technical Programs for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Competitive Grant Proposal
Attachment: Carl D. Perkins Grant 2014-2015.pdf
21. 2014-2015 Multiagency Service Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Project Application
22. US Department of Justice - Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe
F. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

23. School Climate Transformation Grant Program
F. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources(FDLRS)/PreK

24. Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2014-15
Attachment: Grant Narrative for 6-10-14 Board Meeting.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

25. Field Trip - Eau Gallie High School to Skills USA National Competition in Kansas City, MO
Attachment: EGHS - Field Trip Kansas City 2014.pdf
26. Field Trip - Rockledge High Cross Country - Summer Conditioning Running Camp in Boone, NC
Attachment: RHS - XC Camp Appalachian State NC.pdf
27. Field Trip - Viera High Cross Country - Summer Conditioning Running Camp in Boone, NC
Attachment: VHS - XC Camp Appalachian State NC.pdf
F. Facilities Services

28. Accommodate Relocation of Family Liaison Project from Central MS to Johnson MS
F. Project Management

29. Reappoint School Board Representative to West Melbourne's Local Planning Agency
30. Palm Bay HS - Law Academy and Media Center HVAC Upgrade
Attachment: Palm Bay HS Law Academy and Media Center HVAC Budget Sheet Revision.pdf
31. Titusville HS - Gymnasium Roof Replacement
Attachment: Titusville HS Gym Roof Budget Sheet and GMP.pdf
32. Eau Gallie HS - Metal Roof Repairs
Attachment: Eau Gallie HS Roof Repair Budget Sheet & GMP.pdf
33. Sabal ES - DCR Portables N012 and N180 and Relocate Two Surplus Portable Classrooms
Attachment: Sabal ES Relocate Two Surplus Portables - Budget Sheet & GMP.pdf
34. Croton ES - Relocation of Two Surplus Portable Classrooms
Attachment: Croton ES Relocate Two Surplus Portables - Budget Sheet & GMP.pdf
35. Rockledge High School - Roof Replacement at Multiple Buildings
Attachment: Rockledge High School Roof Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

36. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda of June 10, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Board Office/Superintendent

10. Approve changes to Board Policy 7510 - Use of District Facilities
Attachment: Board Policy 7510 - Use of District Facilities - Administrative Procedures - 5-20-2014.pdf
Attachment: Memorandum to the Board on Lifeguard Costs.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy 7510 - Use of District Facilities - Administrative Procedures - 6-1-2014.pdf

Ms. Henderson pulled this item for discussion.

Dr. Murray made a comment that she had surveyed several other entities (YMCAs and higher education facilities).  She said that she found many have policies like the one we propose  because it is difficult to both coach and lifeguard at the same time. At this time Dr. Murray moved to approve this item.  Ms. Kneessy seconded.

Further discussion between the Board members ensued and Ms. Kneessy said the arguments against the policy change had merit.  However, she concluded that when student safety is involved, one should always err on the side of caution.  She said that she would revisit this issue  in six months to see how it was going and if there needed to be an amendment added.. 

Dr. Murray asked for clarification about the fee indicating she thought it was nominal.  Ms. Preston said the average was $8.00 per hour. 

Approve changes to Board Policy 7510 - Use of District Facilities. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Action
H. Information
H. Curriculum & Instruction

37. Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

38. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2013-2014
Attachment: 2014 DRAFT Equity.pdf
H. Students at Risk

39. Title 1, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
40. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title III, Part A
H. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

41. 2014-2015 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) Grant Application
Attachment: 14-15 Entitle RFA DRAFT.pdf
Attachment: 14-15 IDEA PK Prelim Allocations.pdf
Attachment: 14-15 IDEA Part B Prelim Allocations.pdf
H. Facilities Services

42. June 2014 Revision to Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency
Attachment: Revised ILA - June 2014.pdf
Attachment: June 2014 ILA Compared to the June 2008 ILA with Tracked Changes.pdf

I. Staff Reports
43. Student Instructional Opportunity-"Power Hour"


Dr. Mark Mullins, South Area Superintendent, Ms. Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Ms. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent provided information to the Board about a student instructional opportunity called the "Power Hour."

The pilot program will begin this August at Bayside and Eau Gallie high schools.

Ms. Kneessy asked about how it will affect the school day.  Dr. Mullins answered by saying that the two schools will begin their day at 8:35 a.m. instead of 8:45 a.m., and it will end at 3:31 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m. That gives them  additional minutes to add on to the lunch time to give them a genuine 60 minutes. The principals of the two schools have worked to gain buy-in from their staff and students and there is overwhelming support because of the anticipated benefits of the program.

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


Ms. Kneessy expressed pleasure in seeing a change in the registration process at least at Satellite High School.  She hoped that other schools were finding innovative ways to improve registration. Ms. Henderson said that she believes that Dr. Thedy is responsible for the process improvement. Ms. Kneessy also asked when  school grades are expected because she knows that at least one of the charter schools could affect enrollment? Dr. Binggeli responded late July. Dr. Binggeli said that Ms. Archer is in contact with the charter school in question and they are crunching numbers. He further commented that they are very much aware of the issue. Ms. Kneessy said as a Board request, she would like a follow-up to how the high school credit recovery works? What credit recovery was offered and how students earned that credit.

Mr. Ziegler relayed that he and Dr. Krupp attended the Space Coast League of Cities monthly dinner meeting. He said that he had an opportunity to speak and asked for input regarding the benefit of naming schools possible for closure ahead of the election.  He wanted let everyone know that on June 17, at 10:00 am, the Space Coast  Association of Realtors is holding a forum about the half cent sales tax. Matt Nye will be present and Mr. Ziegler said that Mr. Nye has asked Scott Ellis to attend.  Space Coast Association of Realtors asked if members of the District would attend to tell why the surtax is needed? He said that he and Dr. Binggeli will be attending. Mr. Ziegler would like to get some data from Ms. Preston regarding the CAFR figures.

L. Superintendent's Report
45. Supertintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli explained that he made a presentation to the EDC Board of Directors last Wednesday. He shared a presentation that he called Challenges, Achievements in the Future.  He said that it was a positive presentation and received a lot of good feedback with EDC members saying that they were appreciative of those data. He said that he was very proud of that presentation and the information he was able to provide.

M. Adjournment
46. Adjournment

Minutes: The meeting was adjourned at 11:01 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).