06-12-2012 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in Regular session on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board Meeting of June 12, 2012 to order at 9:00 a.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A-3. Invocation (Caleb Henzmann, 6th Grade, Challenger 7)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Caleb Henzmann, 6th grade student from Challenger 7, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Daniel Young, 10th Grade, Homeschool/Space Coast )
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

Boy Scout Troop 777 presented the colors.

Daniel Young, 10th grade home schooled student, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Boy Scout Troop 777 for their presentation of the colors and Caleb Henzmann and Daniel Young for helping with the opening of the School Board meeting.


A-5. Entertainment
A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
5. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revisions
F-9.    Student Expulsions
F-18.  Instructional Staff Recommendations



Motions:
Approve the School Board agenda for the meeting of June 12, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

6. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: 

Presenter was unavailable for the Spotlight on Education.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Curriculum and Instruction

7. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Pilot Program

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, who spoke briefly on how Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) began before introducing the team behind the pilot program.

BYOD Team
Jim Hickey, Viera High School Principal
Brian Courtney, Viera High School Technology Specialist
Peter Episcopo, Viera High School CTE Teacher
Rick Fleming, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Principal
Amanda Kopp, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Senior Seminar/English Teacher
Sherie Jenkins, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Anatomy/Physiology Teacher
Matt Frey, Educational Training Manager and Lead on the BYOD Project

Mr. Episcopo thanked the Members of the Board and Dr. Binggeli for the opportunity to present the Bring Your Own Device Pilot Program.  He started by showing a short video prior to explaining the results that have been noted in the classroom by integrating technology.

Mr. Ziegler brought up the concern about technology etiquette.  Mr. Episcopo stated that technology etiquette is addressed as part of classroom culture.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that she would like to visit a classroom in the fall to view this integration of technology in action.

Ms. Henderson stated that she loves the concept but questioned how this will effect the students that do not have the technology to bring to the classes.  Ms. Kopp explained that the students work in small groups and there is at least one device per four students. We focus on collaborative exploratory learning and there are enough devices per group for this type of learning.

Dr. Murray questioned whether the district has explored any grant opportunities to purchase devices for these students.  She gave some personal history of her positive experiences with technology in the classroom.  Ms. Van Meter said that there has been some schools in the district that have been the recipients of technology grants and although funds are tight, we are capitalizing on the technology that the students do currently have available to them. She stated that Robin Ward, Grant Writer, keeps looking for grant opportunities that we can roll out to the rest of the schools in the district.

Dr. Krupp stated that his concern was with the infrastructure. He mentioned that he sees a firestorm happening throughout the nation.  Dr. Krupp questioned whether the district has the infrastructure, bandwidth, and the firewalls in place necessary for the five percent who will abuse the system.  Gino Butto, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Technologies, stated one of the reasons that BYOD is starting out as a pilot program is to flush out some of the concerns about the infrastructure in a quantifiable  and measurable way.

Discussion ensued about the timeline of district-wide implementation and increasing the density of the wireless infrastructure that are currently in all of our schools. Mr. Episcopo stated that we are following a model from Volusia County who has implemented this in their district and gathering information from other states as well.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that he was a principal in a district that each of the 23,000 students had a computer. He stated some of the pros and cons of allowing this type of technology in the hands of the students. Dr. Binggeli stated that the question remains, does the district focus on the powerful opportunity that is there for 99.5 percent of the students and accept the potential chance for deviation.


E. Public Discussion
8. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes for each speaker.  She also stated that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests this evening but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

1. Michelle Travis, Palm Bay - Sibling Preference Policy

Dr. Murray thanked the speakers for their willingness to speak before the Board.



F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

9. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 6.12.12 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
10. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

11. Financial Statements for the Period Ending April 30, 2012
Attachment: April 2012 Financials.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

12. Budget Amendment #9 - May 31, 2012
Attachment: Budget Amendment #9 - May 31, 2012.pdf
Attachment: May 2012 budget amendment explanations.pdf
F. Risk Management

13. Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Auto Liability Claims - Third-Party Administration contract with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
Attachment: 2012-13 Sedgwick Agreement (final).pdf
F. School Food and Nutrition

14. 2012-13 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Attachment: Brevard Award Letter.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: b. SSA 1241KB Achieve3000, Inc with SSA and Exhibits.pdf
Attachment: c. SSA 1242KB Digital Directions Agenda Item with Agreement and Exhibits.pdf
Attachment: d. SSA 1243KB Learning Today Signed Agreement.pdf
Attachment: e. 11004JO VIP Agenda Item - Calvert Option Year 1.pdf
Attachment: f. 12-030 PBLL Generator Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: a. RFP 12010DR Agenda Item with Sales Agreements & Exhibits.pdf
16. Property Disposal
Attachment: June 12 Board List1.pdf
F. Transportation

17. School Bus Lease Agreement with Sculptor Charter School
Attachment: sculptor charter.pdf
F. Human Resources

19. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-12-12.pdf
20. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2012-2013 School Year
Attachment: Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers - 2012-2013 - 06-12-12.pdf
21. District Organizational Changes and Job Descriptions
Attachment: FINAL Attach. C Student Svcs Org Draft v 12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL CoordChoiceCharterStratPln 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Director EarlyChildEd & Title 1 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Director Student Services 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL FTE Coord. 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Attach A Dept Reorg Board document with Endeavor.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Attach. B 2012 Staffing JD Status Board.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Area Supervisor - Apps. 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Coord Psych Svcs 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Coord Student Svcs 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Energy Conservation Spec. 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL ESE Transportation Specialist 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Instruc. Coach - Early Child. 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Payroll Manager 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL ResTchr Career & Techn Ed 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Division Bookkeeper 5-12.pdf
Attachment: FINAL Sr. School Acctg. Auditor 5-12.pdf
23. Administrative and Professional Reappointment Nominations for 2012-2013
Attachment: 12-13 Admnreapt Listing.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

24. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title II, Part A; Title III; and Title X, Part C Grants
F. School Choice

25. Recommend the Renewal of the Odyssey Charter School Contract
Attachment: 2012 Odyssey Renewal District Summary.pdf
Attachment: 2012 Odyssey Renewal Document Submitted by School Part 1.pdf
Attachment: 2012 Odyssey Renewal Document Submitted by School Part 2.pdf
26. Recommend the Renewal of Sculptor Charter School Contract
Attachment: 2012 Sculptor Renewal District Summary.pdf
Attachment: 2012 Sculptor Renewal Document Submitted by School.pdf
27. Recommend the Renewal of the Palm Bay Academy Charter Contract
Attachment: 2012 Palm Bay Academy District Renewal Summary.pdf
Attachment: 2012 Palm Bay Acaddemy Document Submitted by School Part 1.pdf
Attachment: 2012 Palm Bay Renewal Document Submitted by School Part 2.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

28. K-2 Teacher Mathematics Materials-Developing Number Concepts
29. Document Based Question (DBQ)
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

30. ECTAC Contract Approval
Attachment: ECTAC_New_Full_Contract_2013 Brevard.pdf
31. Title I Part A Grant Application
32. Title I SES Contract
Attachment: 2012-2013 SES contract (2).pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

33. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant 2012/2013 Explorers University
F. Student Services

34. 2012-2013 Multiagency Service Network for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Student Project Application
Attachment: 2012-2013 SEDNET DOE100.pdf
F. Students at Risk

35. Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
F. Exceptional Education

36. 2012-2013 Grant Application for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement, Part B and PreK
Attachment: IDEA2012Narrative.pdf
Attachment: IDEAEntitl.Budget.pdf
Attachment: IDEAPreKBudget.pdf
37. Approve Contracted Services Agreements for Learner Empowerment through Agency Partnerships (LEAP) Trainers and Project Success for Students/Adults with Disabilities
Attachment: Binai-PowersFinal2012-13.pdf
Attachment: Harper -ProjSuccess2012-13.pdf
Attachment: FriestFinal2012-13.pdf
Attachment: JordanFinal2012-13.pdf
Attachment: FinalJohnson2012-13.pdf
Attachment: ShockleeFinal2012-13.pdf
Attachment: BarrettFinal2012-13.pdf
Attachment: DicksonFinal2012-13.pdf
38. 2012-2013 Adults with Disabilities Grant Application
Attachment: Project ApplicationAWD Grant filled in grant only 2012-2013 (1) summer pay addedfinal.pdf
39. Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public Schools Adult Students with Disabilities
Attachment: BAC- AWD 2012-13 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Behav.Serv.ofBrev- AWD 2012-13 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Bridges- AWD 2012-13 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Easter Seals- AWD 2012-13Contract.pdf
Attachment: ECCI- AWD 2012-13 Contract.pdf
F. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources

40. Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS/East) Project Application for 2012-13
Attachment: FDLRS 2012-13 Grant Short Narrative for Board Meeting.pdf
F. Facilities Services

41. Reappoint School Board Representatives to Two Local Planning Agencies
42. Plant Operations and Maintenance - Parking Lot Repaving
Attachment: Project Worksheet - POM Paving.pdf
Attachment: GMP Cost Proposal - POM Paving.pdf
43. Eau Gallie High School Football Stadium ADA Modifications
Attachment: Design Criteria Package - Eaug.pdf
Attachment: Project Worksheet - Eaug.pdf
Attachment: GMP Cost Proposal.pdf
44. Replacement of Existing HVAC Unit at Roosevelt Elementary School
Attachment: Roosevelt Design Criteria Package 6-03-12.pdf
Attachment: Roosevelt Project Budget Worksheet 6-03-12.pdf
Attachment: Roosevelt GMP Proposal 6-03-12.pdf
45. Replacement of Existing HVAC Unit at Hoover Middle School
Attachment: Hoover Design Criteria Package 6-03-12.pdf
Attachment: Hoover Project Budget Worksheet 6-03-12.pdf
Attachment: Hoover GMP Proposal 6-03-12.pdf
46. Bleacher and Grandstand Repairs - Safety to Life
Attachment: Project Worksheet - Bleachers Grandstands.pdf
Attachment: GMP Cost Proposal - Bleachers Grandstands (2).pdf
F. Approval of Consent

47. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 06-12-12 - REVISED.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray pulled this agenda item to make a general comment. She stated that over the years as the Board representative on the audit committee, she noted that on the audit report several schools had repetitive exceptions. Dr. Murray brought to the attention of the audit committee that the administrators of those schools which received repetitive citations should have this noted in their evaluations and improvement plans created for these employees responsible.

Chairman Dr. Murray stated that when an individual Board Member or the Board as a whole,  expresses concerns regarding personnel issues and have data to support their views, the Board would like to receive a report on the actions taken by the district. She commended  Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, and Dr. Binggeli for acting on these concerns. 



Motions:

Accept the resignation of Mollie McCutcheon, Principal of Riverview Elementary School, effective June 29, 2012.

Approve the reclassification/transfer of James Kirk from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Jefferson Middle School to the position of Principal at Central Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 2, 2012.  Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

Approve the reclassification of Jennifer Julian from the position of Teacher at Gemini Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Gemini Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 1, 2012.  Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

Accept the retirement of Nancy Rickards, Assistant Principal (10 month) at Creel Elementary School, effective June 29, 2012
 

Approve the routine instructional staff recommendations.

 

 

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy questioned whether there are individuals on the Instructional Staff list that are habitual offenders.

Dr. Murray stated that there are individuals on the list that have more red lines on the audit then others but mentioned that she has been assured by Ms. Pace's office that is being handled.  She stated with a change in philosophy in our personnel department thanks to Dr. Binggeli, we are doing a lot of follow through and improvement plans and expecting more accountability.  Dr. Murray stated that she does not think that there is a problem with the personnel that are being recommended at this time.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she was not sure if the public knew that the Board can refuse a recommendation for just cause. She stated that she is not hearing that is the case at this time.

Dr. Murray stated that is the law but she urged the Board Members to work with Dr. Binggeli if there are any major concerns about any employee so that he can handle their concerns.

22. 2011-2012 Salary Adjustments for Nonbargaining Personnel

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to state some concerns but clarified to the employees that his concerns in no way shape or form reflects on the fact that he believes most if not all of the districts employees deserve compensation for their efforts on what they do for this district.  He stated that when you give a raise to every employee, just because, it his opinion that you are sending a bad message to those employees that are high performers.  They know that there are those who have not performed at all and these employees are getting the same incentives as the high performers.  Mr. Ziegler is not suggesting that the Board not approve this item, since he believes that most of our employees and would like to think all employees are high performers.  He stated that he just wanted to voice his opinion since he feels that this practice is de-motivating for the high performing employees.  Mr. Ziegler hoped that down the road the Board could have a non-reoccurring bonuses set aside for those on the team that have achieved success in the district and reoccurring funds for the superintendent and area superintendents to evaluate their employees as such.

 



Motions:

Approve the Superintendent's recommendations for Nonbargaining Personnel salary adjustments for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy commended Ms. Pace and Dr. Binggeli for placing this item on the agenda. She mentioned in the eight years that she has been a Board Member, the district has never been this transparent about administrative salaries to this extent.  Ms. Kneessy stated to the community that the district is not hiding the fact the we are bringing the administrative salaries to market standards as was done in the past. She stated that it is very important that the public understand this and it helps the community understand where the money is being spent.

Dr. Murray stated that she would like to bring some attention to a small number of employees that have dropped, retired, or have six to nine months depending on the law that they were under to get a raise when they return.  She mentioned that although these employees work just as hard as anyone else, philosophically the fact is that they retire and come back is very difficult to practice support.  Dr. Murray pointed out that after speaking with other surrounding districts; they do not follow this practice. In fact, they bring these employees back at a starting salary. She mentioned this for future thought.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he does not feel that a drop employee should be treated differently then any other employee and feels that it is up to the hiring manager to determine the value of the returning employee.  He stated that there should be no obligation on our part to bring them back but if they are an exceptional employee, and the value for their work is there, they should be rewarded for their work ethic no matter what salary they are brought back under.

Ms. Henderson stated that her philosophy is that there should be a process in place for employees that are returning from drop instead of them assuming that they will get their position back and other people should be allowed to put their name in for the  position.

Dr. Murray stated that the problem that has led this problem, which she again has brought up since being on the Board, is the lack of capacity. She stated that one of the recommendations that is finally being changed is the re-organizational changes. This district will no longer feel the pressure to bring people back after they retire. Dr. Murray made it clear that she is not speaking of the employees that are currently in DROP.  She is talking about the employees that have left the district for six months to a year.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the administrators listed under Item F-18.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 10:04 a.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 10:14 a.m.
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G. Action
G. Risk Management

48. Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Policy Change Form for Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities.pdf
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Board Policy 9702 - Advertising and Commercial Activities - Final - Bold and Underlined.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Dr. Murray declared the public hearing open. No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.


Motions:

Hold a public hearing to adopt/approve a new Board Policy 9702 allowing for-profit and other entities to advertise their products or services to students and others on school campuses, support vehicles, and other district facilities.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Karen Henderson- Nay
Michael Krupp- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

G. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

49. School Board Policy Revision - Action - Public Hearing
Attachment: Policy Change to Policy 8210 2012.pdf
Attachment: Policy 8210.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Dr. Murray declared the public hearing open. No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.


Motions:

Hold Public Hearing to approve the revised School Board policy listed below:

Revised policy

8210

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Student Services

50. Revision of School Board Policy 5511-Dress and Grooming
Attachment: Board Policy 5511 Revised.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet 5511.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Dr. Murray declared the public hearing open. No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.


Motions:
Hold public hearing and approve the revision of School Board Policy 5511-Dress and Grooming- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Accounting Services

51. School Board Policy Revision - #6144 Investments
Attachment: BREVARD_SD_Investment_Policy_Draft_5-23-12.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda to get more information on where the percentage changes came from in the revision of the Investments policy.

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, informed the Board that the district is under the advisement of the district's investment advisor's, PFM.  She stated that we both felt it was time to get the Investment Policy updated to where it should be.  Ms. Preston also mentioned that PFM is the investment advisor's for the FAIT trust that we are participating in.

H. Risk Management

52. Renew the School Board's Casualty Insurance Policies
Attachment: 2012-13 Casualty Insurance Cost Projection.pdf
53. The Unemployment Compensation Claim Handling Contract with Degroot Management Services, Inc.
Attachment: 2012-15 Contract between Degroot Mgmt Svcs and Brevard County Public Schools.pdf
54. Long-Term Use Agreement allowing the Florida Institute of Technology to utlize Palm Bay High School's Football Stadium
Attachment: 2012-13 PBHS and FIT Football Stadium Agreement Draft 8.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to state that this is a wonderful joint opportunity and questioned how much money will be generated per year and will the monies go to Palm Bay High School athletic programs.

Dr. Mark Mullins, South Area Superintendent, explained the facility use agreement and mentioned that any additional revenue generated will go to pay down the debt from a loan taken out to finance the building of the field seven- eight years ago.

Ms. Kneessy asked how much is estimated to be generated per year. Dr. Mullins stated that Palm Bay High School is expecting to be able to pay down at least half of the debt per year which is approximately $6,000.00.  He stated that Palm Bay High School is currently on a $12,500.00 payment plan.

Ms. Kneessy thought that it was great news that if there are any changes that need to be made to the press box or anything else to get the field to college standards will be done at no charge to the district and the students will benefit.  She said that she sees this as a win, win situation.

 

H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

55. Consultant Agreement - Dr. Danny Brassell
Attachment: Consultant Agreement - Danny Brassell.pdf
Attachment: Danny Brassell Bio 2012.pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

56. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2011-2012
Attachment: 2012 DRAFT Equity 05.30.12.pdf

I. Staff Reports
57. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
58. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
59. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp had no report.

Ms. Henderson had no report.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she received some feedback on our first community newsletter at the homeowners association meeting she attended. She spoke about the district's effort to communicate with the community that do not have children in school.  Ms. Kneessy stated that they were excited about the Gold Key Pass.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she was please about the bullying article that appearing in the Florida Today newspaper.  She stated that she has received a number of letters from parents regarding bullying and wishing to switch their child's school so they could get a fresh start.  Ms. Kneessy asked if there was a strong district initiative on bullying especially with all the technology accessible to the students.  Dr. Binggeli answered in the affirmative. He stated that we have had discussions in our leadership team meetings especially as it relates to cyber-bullying and will continue these efforts.

Ms. Kneessy shared with the Board a project that she has taken on as it relates to Exceptional Student Education (ESE).  She mentioned that she has very personal issues and professional concerns with ESE in the district.  Ms. Kneessy stated that she will be sharing with the Board a survey conducted by BFT.  She stated that a good starting point was the re-organization of the ESE department under the direction of Dr. Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.  Ms. Kneessy went on to explain the strategic efforts being done and is pleased of the direction that Dr. Thedy is taking ESE.

Mr. Ziegler mentioned that he has been questioned quite a bit surrounding the school start time for this coming school year.  He stated that there is no way that he can support changing the school start time if the district does not maintain its high performing status due to the FCAT debacle. Mr. Ziegler stated that even if the state does not declare Brevard as high performing, he will not disrupt the students, teachers, curriculum, and community.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Dr. Murray from having the Boy Scouts present the flag which he stated was very appropriate since Flag Day is on June 14, 2012. He mention how important the Boy Scouts are to the schools and the community.  Mr. Ziegler reminded the schools that as they raise the American Flag for Flag Day to also raise that POW/MIA Flags in support of our country.

Dr. Murray stated that she had no Board report but she drew the Board's attention to the letter in front of them from Janice Kershaw, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation.  Dr. Murray tasked Dr. Binggeli with reviewing the request and making a decision.

Dr. Murray stated that the Board will be attending the Florida School Board Association for the remainder of the week in Tampa, Florida.


L. Superintendent's Report
60. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli commented to the public as it relates to Mr. Ziegler's comment on the school start time.  Dr. Binggeli stated that the state test got more rigorous and further analysis will be coming to the Board as we always have done. He stated that Brevard has handled the challenges better then the rest of the counties in Florida from the changes in cut scores.  Dr. Binggeli stated that the gap between Brevard and the state average got a little wider overall.

M. Adjournment
61. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board meeting of June 12, 2012 at 10:31 a.m.






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