06-14-2011 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 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 9, 2011. 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 14, 2011 to order at 5:30 p.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
3. Invocation


The Invocation was led by Christine Davis, Director of District Communications.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ms. Davis.

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revision
F-20. Instructional Staff Recommendation

Consent Deletion
District Virtual Instruction Program Contract with Florida Virtual School Full Time

Action Revision
G-47. Recommended Reduction for the 2011-12 Operating Budget


Adopt the School Board Agenda of June 14, 2011 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

6. Recognize the Office of Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE for receiving the Meritorious Budget Award from ASBO and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from GFOA for 2010-11


Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, announced that the Budgeting Office has recently been awarded the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association  of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the Distinquished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

These honors represent the highest form of recognition for excellence in the preparation and issuance of a governmental entities annual budget.

Karen Strickland, Director of Planning, Budgets and Reporting, and Gail Danvers, Budget Analyst, where instrumental on Brevard achieving these prestigious awards. They accepted two plaques and congratulations on behalf of the Budgeting Office from Chairman Barbara Murray and Dr. Brian Binggeli.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Communications

7. Recognition of Leroy Berry, Deputy Superintendent and Betty Dunn, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Student Services
Attachment: Betty Dunn Resolution.pdf
Attachment: Lee Berry Resolution.pdf

Chairman Dr. Murray took this opportunity to recognize Leroy Berry, Deputy Superintendent of Human Services, and Betty Dunn, Associate Superintendent of Student Services for their upcoming retirement and the years of service to Brevard Public Schools.

Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read a resolution honoring Ms. Betty Dunn for all that she has achieved during her tenure in Brevard Public Schools.

Ms. Dunn took this opportunity to share her appreciation for being a product of Brevard Public School since childhood which lead to her lengthy career. She thanked her family and co-workers for all that they had done for her during her time in the Brevard School System.

Ms. Davis, read a resolution honoring Mr. Leroy Berry for all that he has achieved during his tenure in Brevard Public Schools.

Mr. Berry took this opportunity to share his appreciation and give a heartful thanks to his family, his HR family, staff, teachers, principals, senior staff and the Brevard Community.

Dr. Murray and Dr. Binggeli presented each of them with a plaque and a heartfelt congratulations on their retirement. With one final note, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray stated that on behalf of the Board, we do not say good-bye but thank you and to accept their most sincere appreciation for the years of dedicated service each of them has provided.

Dr. Binggeli stated that as a final note, that this district owes a debt of gratitude to both of you for the millions of students in Brevard Schools who were touched by the services you both have provided.

D. Presentations
D. Financial Services

8. Budget Presentation
Attachment: Board Presentation 6-14-11.pdf

Dr. Binggeli and Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, updated the Board regarding the 2011-2012 budget.

Dr. Binggeli stated that based on the estimated tax roll, his recommendation to the Board, is that there will be no changes in the recommended budget cuts to the Operating Budget and no additional recommendations for Capital budget at this point and will update at the June 30, 2011 workshop based on certified tax roll.

Ms. Kneessy clarified for the community that the grand total, from the budget report, that the district is cutting from last year to this year is approximately 1.84 million resulting in a running total of number of total of positions eliminated 72.47.  Dr. Binggeli stated that Ms. Kneessy was correct. He also stated that the original target was 52 million dollars and that there were issues with the Florida Retirement System and the EdJobs Bill.  Dr. Binggeli once again stated Brevard Public School owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to our community to the tune of 9 million dollars. Dr. Binggeli stated that the states FEFP cut was 40 million dollars which is the number that drives most of these reductions.

Dr. Krupp noted that the state has failed to realize that the school districts need funding in education. He stated that the bottom line is the more education you have, the more money you will make in a lifetime of your profession.


D. School Food & Nutrition

9. Challenging Times for Food and Nutrition Services
Attachment: Board Presentation - Lunch Prices Phase 11.pdf

Ms. Preston took this opportunity to say a few words about the Food and Nutrition Services. She introduced Kevin Thornton, Director of Food & Nutritions Services, who gave a presentation on the success of the food service program, its fiscal soundness, proposed Federal Nutrition Program changes, as well as the challenges on the horizon.

Dr. Murray thanked Mr. Thornton for his presentation and the fact that the Food & Nutrition Services department is self-supporting. She joked that the district might have to borrow some money.

Dr. Krupp questioned Mr. Thornton on the Federal Commodities dropping down to 5 percent from 9 percent over the past several years.

Mr. Thornton explained that there has been a surplus of commodities within that time frame which was being offer to the states during that time but that has dried up. There is no dollars out there.


E. Public Discussion
10. Public Discussion


Chairman Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated that the Board would not respond to the comment or requests but the Superintendent would investigate them and respond in a timely manner. the following person(s) addressed the Board.

1. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Trust Collaboration

Chairman Murray thanked Mr. Hochman and that his willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

11. Approval of Minutes
12. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: 6.14.2011 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

13. Financial Statement with Budget Amendments for the Period Ending April 20, 2011
Attachment: April 2011 Financials.pdf
Attachment: Special Revenue Fund - Food Service Budget Amendment #1.pdf
Attachment: Special Revenue Funds - State and Federal Budget Amendment #1.pdf
Attachment: Special Revenue Funds - ARRA Budget Amendment #1.pdf
F. Accounting Services

14. Warrants Written for the Month of May, 2011
Attachment: Warrants - May 2011.pdf
F. Risk Management

15. Renew the School Board's Casualty Insurance Policies
Attachment: Casualty Insurance Renewal Projection.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

16. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: ITB 11-021BP - Cafeteria Milk - Summary.pdf
Attachment: 11004JO Recommendation of Award.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1108 - ACT - Acct, Test & Eval.pdf
17. Property Disposal
Attachment: June_14_11.pdf
Attachment: SCJSHS Trade-In.pdf
F. Human Resources

18. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract and Professional Service Contract Eligible Teachers for 2011-2012 School Year
Attachment: Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract and PSC Eligible Teachers for 2011-12.pdf
19. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-14-11.pdf
20. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: 2011 June 14.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

21. Florida Marketplace Lease Revisions
Attachment: Florida Marketplace Lease Revisions.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

22. Florida First Start Contract for FY12
Attachment: FFS FY12.pdf
23. Supplemental Educational Services Provider/District Contract
Attachment: 2011-2012 SES Contract3.pdf
24. Title I Provider Contracts
25. Title I Part A Grant Application
26. Head Start Replacement Grantee - Brevard County, Florida
27. Early Head Start Replacement Grantee - Brevard County, Florida
F. Career & Technical Education

28. 2011-2012 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Grant Application
Attachment: 2011-12 Perkins Agenda Summary.pdf
F. Alternative Sites

29. School Board of Brevard County and Crosswinds Youth Shelter, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Shelter.pdf
30. School Board of Brevard County and Crosswinds/Rainwater Center for Girls, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Rainwater.pdf
31. School Board of Brevard County and AMIkids Space Coast, Inc., Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: SCMI.pdf
32. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Frances Walker Halfway House
Attachment: FWHH.pdf
33. School Board of Brevard County and Infinity Schools Inc., Contract for Educational Services at AMIkids Brevard Group Treatment Home
Attachment: GTH.pdf
34. School Board of Brevard County and Devereux Foundation
Attachment: Devereux.pdf
35. School Board of Brevard County and Hurricane Island Outward Bound, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: Outward Bound.pdf
36. Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
F. Exceptional Education

37. Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public School Adult Students with Disabilities
Attachment: BAC- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Agency Comp Charts Grant Contracts 2011-2012 21% cut.pdf
Attachment: Easter Seals- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Bridges- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment: ECCI- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment: Behav.Serv.ofBrev- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
38. 2011-12 Cooperative Agreement with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
Attachment: RFBD Contract FY12 Brevard.pdf
39. 2011-2012 Grant Application for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9815P-IR3235-513-EXED_IDEA PT.B 2011_001.pdf
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9815P-IR3235-513-EXED_IDEA PREK 2011_001.pdf
40. Amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009
Attachment: doe151ARRAPreK2011.pdf
Attachment: doe150ARRAPreKAmend.2011.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

41. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Lockmar Elementary
Attachment: 2111X-SRI1_2111P-IR3225-Bldg1-100L_0078_001.pdf
42. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Eau Gallie High School
Attachment: Meeting minutes for administrative procedural meeting for dress code changes 2011-2012 school year.pdf
Attachment: fm5511F1 dress code proposed changes for 2011-2012 for school board approval(2).pdf
Attachment: 3011X-SRI1_3011P-IR3235-GUID_0371_001.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

43. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Southwest Middle School
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1586_001.pdf
44. SkillsUSA 2011 National Conference for trip in Kansas City, Missouri
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1594_001.pdf
F. Project Management

45. Reappoint School Board Representatives to Three Local Planning Agencies
F. Approval of Consent

46. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the instruction staff listed under F-20 for promotions or retirements.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 7:04 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:20 p.m.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Financial Services

47. Recommended Reductions for the 2011-12 Operating Budget
Attachment: 2011-12 Revised Recommended Budget Reductions.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pointed out for the community that the Board is not approving the budget with this recommendation.

Authorize the Superintendent to make the revised recommended budget reductions for the 2011-12 Operating Budget pursuant to the list provided.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Educational Leadership & Professional Development

48. School Year Calendar Standards
Attachment: BPS Calendar Standards 2011 (May 11, 2011).pdf

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to approve the revisions to the School Year Calendar Standards.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. School Choice

49. Revisions to Policy 5120 and Policy 7120
Attachment: Policy 7120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120 PROPOSED 2011 REVISION1.pdf
Attachment: Policy 7120 PROPOSED 2011 REVISION Clean Copy1.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Tracked Changes.pdf
Attachment: Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Clean Copy.pdf

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Monday, May 16, 2011, and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the School Board office.

Chairman Murray declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.


Hold a public hearing to approve the recommended changes to Policy 7120 - Criteria for Balancing School Membership Capacity and Policy 5120 - Assignment Within District.

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

H. Information
H. Transportation

50. School Bus Lease Agreement with Sculptor Charter School
Attachment: sculptor bus lease.pdf
H. School Choice

51. Approve the Academy Dell'Arte Charter Contract


Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to get further clarification regarding Dell'Arte not opening their charter school for the 2011-2012 school year.  Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice, stated that Dell'Arte has been working diligently with their landlord which is at the Wachovia bank site in old downtown in Eau Gallie.  Dell' Arte ran into an obstacle of fire code and they would either have to do some windows or sprinkler system. Unable to get this rectified in a timely manner Dell' Arte made the very difficult decision to delay for one year.

Ms. Kneessy questioned about these students being able to go to another choice program due to the past deadline or if they would just be going to their home school. Ms. Mace stated that these student would most likely attend their home school but will review any unique situations that arise.

H. Middle School Programs/K-12

52. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2010-2011
Attachment: 2011 DRAFT Equity.pdf
H. Adult/Community Education

53. Adult Education Tuition And Fees

Minutes: Dr. Krupp pulled this agenda item to comment on the co-enrollees that are not going to be charged a fee. He spoke with John Wigley, Directer of Adult Community Education, and stated that the co-enrollees would be allowed two courses per year which was the determination from the FDOE.  Dr. Krupp's concern is what is going to happen next year if the legislation stated that they would like to charge for co-enrollees do to the large number of participants who take advantage for credit forgiveness.
H. Student Services

54. Contracted Services Agreement for Students-In-Transition (Homeless Students)
Attachment: Homeless Contracted Services.pdf
55. Application for Title X, Part C, Homeless Children & Youth Grant, 3rd Year
H. Exceptional Education

56. 2011-2012 Adults with Disabilities Grant Application
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9815P-IR3235-513-EXED_AWD 2011 BUDGET_001.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

57. Bayside High School Football Team Trip to South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside Football Team to South Carolina - Sept 2011.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

58. Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Team to the High School Football Kickoff in Cincinnati, OH; the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic in Dallas, TX; and the Florida/Louisiana Challenge in West Monroe, LA
Attachment: Football Team - Out of State Travel Information 11-12.pdf
59. Field Trip - Rockledge High Girls and Boys Cross Country Track Team - Appalachian State University Running Camp - Boone, NC
Attachment: cross country.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

60. The Boy Scouts of America Requests Access to the Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: Application.pdf
Attachment: Attachment 1.pdf
Attachment: Attachement 2.pdf
Attachment: Scrip for Classroom Rally.pdf
Attachment: Attachment 4.pdf
Attachment: 501(c)3. 2011.pdf
Attachment: BylawsApprovedByNational.pdf

I. Staff Reports
61. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
62. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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


Ms. Henderson noted that she attended the FSBA conference.

Ms. Henderson requested a tracking system for grants. She stated that she would like all grants from ARRA, IDEA, as well as the grants the district has applied for to be included.  Dr. Murray stated as a point of information, she had spoken with Ms. Preston about putting a report together for grant tracking and they are working on it.

Mr. Ziegler took this opportunity to congratulate Ms. Kneessy on her accomplishment on becoming a Certified Board Member. He stated that it is a very significant accomplishment which takes an enormous amount of time and effort.

Mr. Ziegler noted that at the FSBA conference there was a very intense discussion at the Board of Directors meeting about bringing a suit to block legislation to put vouchers on the next ballot.

Mr. Ziegler noted from his meeting with Value Adjustment Board (VAB) that there has been further threats from the Property Appraisers Office against the VAB. He took this opportunity to give further explanation to the Board regarding the current issue.

Mr. Ziegler noted that there was a session on clinics at the FSBA conference. He stated that after further research, he feels the district should be geared towards having a health clinic and not a walk-in clinic in which this Board currently has the staff moving in that direction.

Dr. Murray stated that she received a letter from the St. John's Water Management District congratulating some of our schools for participating in the water conservation challenge. The schools that were recognized were West Melbourne School for Science, Harbor City Elementary, Golfview Elementary, and Oak Park Elementary. She congratulated the schools on their accomplishments on the programs in their respective schools and representing the district so well. 

Dr. Murray also congratulated Ms. Kneessy for earning the Florida School Board Association Certified Board Member. She noted that it takes a lot of hours and commitment to participate in that particular program.

Dr. Murray reminded the Board to be mindful of the cost of attending the meetings and conferences be attended during these tough budget times.

Dr. Murray wished Ms. Henderson a happy birthday and wished her many more.



L. Superintendent's Report
64. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli noted that leadership week began at Harris Corporation last week. He mentioned that one of the speakers was a key leadership executive from Harris. We wanted to hear from them about their high performance culture. Dr. Binggeli stated that the second day was held at Cocoa High School and the focus was teacher leadership.

M. Adjournment
65. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of June 14, 2011 was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.