06-17-2008 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 17, 2008, 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 12, 2008 and 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 Kershaw called the June 17, 2008 School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Larry Hughes, Janice Kershaw, Amy Kneessy, Dr. Barbara Murray and Robert Jordan

A-3. Invocation
3. Invocation

Minutes: Wes Sumner, Director of District Communications, presented the invocation.

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

Minutes: Christine Davis, Associate Director of District Communications, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Additions
F-45.   US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS)        Secure Our Schools (SOS) Program Grants

Consent Revisions
F-13. Approval of Minutes
F-14. Superintendent's recommendations: District Programs/Other Recommendations due to 2008-2009 Budget Reductions (attachment)
F-24.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-43.   Johnson controls Performance Contract (attachment)
F-44.   2008-09 School Resource Officer Agreements



Motions:
Adopt the agenda for the School Board meeting of June 17, 2008 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. District Communications

6. Recognition of Mr. Ray Braumuller and Carrabba's Italian Grill

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri introduced Carl Brown, Principal at Manatee Elementary, who along with Elia Lea, Principal of Quest Elementary and Mark Tormoen, Principal of Viera High School, recognized Mr. Ray Braumuller, Owner of Carrabba's Italian Grill in Suntree for being a tremendous business partner for the district and for his support to the school children and public education.

Some of the special events include: a special recognition event for  those who dedicated their time to stage this springs production of "1176" experience by 11th grade student across the district, donated food that allows the district's "Take Stock in Children" program to recognize its mentors, supports school-related functions and offered to host field trips for special needs student.

Chairman Kershaw and Dr. DiPatri presented Mr. Braumuller with an engraved clock as a small token of the district's appreciation.

B. Secondary Programs

7. Excellence in Physical Education Award 2008

Minutes: Dr. DiPatri introduced Valerie Harville, Resource Teacher in Secondary Programs, to announce the three schools that were selected to receive the 2007-2008 Excellence in Physical Education Award for demonstrating balanced diversity, high-performance standards, and instructional quality in their physical education programs. The schools being honored are Apollo Elementary -Principal Pamella O'Kell and physical education teachers Randy Minnihan and DeWayne Berbee; Longleaf Elementary - Principal Marilyn Sylvester and physical education teacher Thelma Werner; Mila Elementary - Principal Dr. Betsy Butler, physical education teacher Gary Odom and adapted physical education teacher Sara Fernandez. A formal recognition will take place at the September 9, 2008 Board meeting when the banners, plaques and other awards have been finalized.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

8. Post Legislative Report

Minutes: 

Dr.Dipatri stated that Henry Boekoff from Mixon and Associates had not yet arrived and requested from the Chair that we move forward in the presentation portion of the agenda. The Chair agreed and moved to Item D-9. in the presentations.

 

The Board returned this item after Item D-9. Dr. DiPatri made a few comments about Mixon and Associate representing Brevard public School in Tallahassee. He turned the meeting over to Judy Preston, Associate Superintedent of Financial Services, who introduced Henry Boekoff from Mixon and Associates.

Mr. Boekoff did a brief presentation to the Board about the past, present and future of the public school funding.

9. Superintendent's Recommendation: District Programs/Other Recommendations Due to 2008-2009 Budget Reductions

Minutes: 

Dr.DiPatri made a brief presentation covering the Summary of Recommended Budget Reductions, Operating and Capital Budget Revisit Recommendations, and Unknown Factors.

Mr. Hughes thanked Dr. DiPatri and the staff for adding the SRO back into the elementary schools. He also mentioned the additional 4% decrease that could possible be handed down from the legislature.

 

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

10. FCAT Results
Attachment: 2008 FCAT Presentation 6.17.08.pdf
Minutes: 

Karen Schafer, Director of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation , gave a presentation of the 2008 FCAT Results.

Dr. DiPatri pointed out to the Board the reduction of students that scored level 1 in the FCAT which is something that they have been working on for the past seven years.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Dr. DiPatri and Ms. Schafer about the tracking of level 2 students. Ms. Schafer stated the district targets level 1 students and level 2 students when working with them in reading and math. Dr. DiPatri stated that you are looking at level 2 by looking at level 3 but will make it more specific we can add more pages to the presentation.

Mr. Jordan commended Ms. Schafer on how well that she presented the FCAT data.

Dr. Murray asked about the achievement gap for minorities. Ms. Schafer stated the Board will receive the gap report in September.

Mr. Hughes complimented Dr. DiPatri and the staff on the performance on this years FCAT as well as Bill Vogel, Superintendent of Seminole County.

Ms. Kershaw congratulated Seminole County for being a high performing district. She then requested a report of the coalition districts on how they did in science scores to be able to see how Project PRISM and other efforts are getting the districts in the spirit of competition.


E. Public Discussion
11. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

The chair reminded the public 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 issues this evening but the Superintendent of schools will investigate your concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

  1. Julie Moore, School Bus Operator, Cocoa - Budget Reductions
  2. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Ballot Amendments 7 & 9
  3. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - Fear of Retaliation
  4. James Burke II, Titusville - Lawn Care Equipment Maintenance and Service
  5. John  Dukek, Titusville - Lawn Care Equipment
  6. Marjorie Ebersbach, Rockledge - Budget Reduction

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 06.17.08 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
13. Approval of Minutes
14. Superintendent's Recommendation: District Programs/Other Recommendations Due to 2008-2009 Budget Reductions
Attachment: Budget Reduction - 6-10-08.pdf
Attachment: Employee Budget Letter.pdf
Attachment: BudgetPressReleasePhaseIIMay202008.pdf
Attachment: Capital Budget 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment: Operating Budget 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment: Reduction by School 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment: Budget Reduction 06.17.08.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

15. Budget Amendment #8 for the Operating Fund, 2007-08
Attachment: Budget Amendment #8, 2007-08.pdf
F. Accounting Services

16. Approve the Investment Performance Reports for Quarter Ending March 31, 2008.
Attachment: BREVARD (SD)_PFM IPR 1Q Mar 08_.pdf
F. Risk Management

17. Renew the School Board's Casualty Insurance Policies
F. School Food and Nutrition

18. School Meal Price Increase
Attachment: Projected Price Increase Option A.pdf
Attachment: Projected Price Increase Option B.pdf
Attachment: Projected Price Increase Option C.pdf
Attachment: Lunch Price Increase Memo May 14 2008.pdf
Attachment: 2007-08 Lunch Prices Attachment 1.pdf
Attachment: Recurring Expense History Attachment 2.pdf
Attachment: Capital Expense Attachment 3.pdf
Attachment: Item Cost Comparison Attachment 4.pdf
Attachment: Projected Price Increase Samples Attachment 5.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

19. Surplus Property
Attachment: JUN_17_08.pdf
F. Human Resources

20. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 06-17-08.pdf
F. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

21. Gifted Add-on Endorsement Program
Attachment: Gifted Endorsement Program 2008 to 2013.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

22. Interagency Agreement with Eckerd Youth Alternatives
Attachment: Eckerd doc.pdf
23. Florida First Start Contract for FY09
Attachment: FFS Contract Information.pdf
24. 2008-2009 Even Start Continuation Application
Attachment: Executive Summary for Even Start Grant.pdf
F. Career & Technical Education

25. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Career Pathways Consortia Grant Application
Attachment: CP Agenda Summary.pdf
F. Student Services

26. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease.pdf
27. Approve the Memorandum of Agreement Between Brevard Public Schools and CBY25 and Brevard Community Partnership Board.
Attachment: MOU CBY25.pdf
F. Alternative Sites

28. School Board of Brevard County and Behavioral Educational Services, Inc.
29. School Board of Brevard County and Devereux Foundation
Attachment: Contract-Devereux 08-09.pdf
F. Area II Superintendent

30. Satellite High School SECME Mousetrap Car Winners' Competition, Tuskegee, AL, June 25-30, 2008
Attachment: Satellite High School.pdf
31. Satellite High School Student to Participate in SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, MO, June 22-28, 2008
Attachment: Skills USA 08.pdf
F. Area III Superintendent

32. Field Trip Merritt Island High, Titusville High and Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA
F. Facilities Services

33. Utility Easement - FPL - McNair Magnet School
Attachment: Easement - McNair - FPL.pdf
F. Project Management

34. Transportation Impact Fee Disbursement Agreement for Meadowlane Intermediate School
Attachment: Traffic Impact Fee Agreement.pdf
F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

35. Demolish 20 District Owned Portables
36. Johnson Controls Performance Contract-Budget Reduction
Attachment: Johnson Controls Contract 6.17.08.pdf
F. Additional Items

37. US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) Secure Our Schools (SOS) Program Grant
Attachment: Ltr From Lee Feldman 5.29.08.pdf
Attachment: Ltr to Lee Feldman 6.11.08.pdf
Attachment: Ltr From Lee Feldman Pg 2 5.29.08.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

38. Approval of Consent Agenda Items


Motions:
Approval of consent agenda items with exception of the consent items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Amy Kneessy
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. DiPatri took this oppurtunity to congradulate the instructional personel listed under Item F- 24.

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Accounting Services

39. Warrants Written for the Month of May 2008
Attachment: May 08 warrants.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Murray requested this item be pulled to explore ways to for the Board to get more detailed information on the Warrant List which include vendor's in a manner such as the surplus property for future meetings.

Motions:
Approve the Warrant List for the period of May 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008. Total expenditures were $50,216,053.15.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. Risk Management

40. Adopt Revised Facility Use Procedures and Related Fee Schedule for Use of District Facilities
Attachment: 2008 Board Policy 7510 Administrative Guideline with Strikethrough.pdf
Attachment: 2008 Facility Use Application Form.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Murray requested this item be pulled and questioned Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, about the proof of insurance needed for the facility use agreements as it pertains to groups formed for special reasons. Mr. Langdorf explained how Board Policy 9211 takes into consideration the concern for these types of groups.

Motions:
Adopt the Revised Administrative Procedures and Related Fee Schedule for Board Policy 7510 - Use of District Facilities.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. Purchasing & Warehouse

41. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: Sum006BP - Cafeteria Bread - Option Year 1.pdf
Attachment: 08-041BM Lawn Care Equipment Maintenance and Service.pdf
Attachment: Sum RFQ0817-PT & OT Services.pdf
Attachment: 08-001BP - Cafeteria Paper Products - Option Year 1.pdf
Attachment: 07-006JJ - Re-award Carrier AC Parts.pdf
Attachment: 06-045CN - Paint rOption Year 2.pdf
Attachment: RFP 08009LH Chiller Plant Installation at Rockledge High School.pdf
Attachment: 09-001BP - Cafeteria Ice Cream.pdf
Attachment: 08-040BM Swimming Pool Chemical Supply and Service Contractor.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Jordan requested this item be pulled and questioned how the district can stop one company from not having one item but we have no bids on a lot of items from on-site services.

Ms. Kershaw questioned Dr. DiPatri whether there was an urgency to this item or if it could be tabled to take a look closer look. Ms. Preston stated it would be her recommendation to pull bid 08-041 and approve the remaining items.

Mr. Jordan stated that he would move to postpone questions on bid 08-041 Lawn mower maintenance until the next meeting of July 15, 2008.



Motions:
Re-Award the Purchasing Bids listed below:a) #06-045/CN - Paint - Maintenance b) #07-006/JJ - Carrier A/C Parts - Maintenance Award the Purchasing Bids listed below:c) #08-001/BP - Cafeteria Paper Supplies - Food & Nutrition Services d) #08-006/BP - Bread Products II - Food & Nutrition Services e) #08-040/BM - Swimming Pool Chemical Supply and Service Contractor - Maintenance g) #09-001/BP - Cafeteria Ice Cream - Food & Nutrition Services Award the Purchasing RFPs listed below:h) #08009/LH - Chiller Plant Installation at Rockledge High School - Maintenance Award the Purchasing RFQs listed below:i) #0817/BP - Physical & Occupational Therapy Services - Exceptional Educational Program Support - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Barbara Murray
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye

F. Human Resources

42. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-17-08.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Murray requested this item to be pulled and questioned whether the Board members will be informed regarding the support positions that are effected due to the reductions. Lee Berry, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources, stated that built into Dr. DiPatri's plan are updates to the Board on how we are doing with all the reduction strategies.

Dr. DiPatri stated the district will be accounting every one of the reductions and sharing it with the Board on a monthly basis or at the very least a quarterly basis.

Dr. Murray stated that her concern is not to over cut to the point that we start to loose the quality of the organization because the district cannot provide the services to the building that is needed.



Motions:
Approve the routine support staff recommendations.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Robert Jordan
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. Curriculum & Instruction

43. Student Fees for Driver Education Program

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy requested this item be pulled to express her concern about the fee of the driver education program more than doubling, the impact on the program and the accounting of the Slosberg funds. Ms. Kneessy stated she cannot support this recommendation as written but would like to see a step increase.

Ms. Kershaw read information to help clarify some of the concerns raised by Ms. Kneessy.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board Members, Dr. DiPatri, Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and Walt Christy, Director of Secondary Programs about the the cost of the program and different pricing suggestions for the 2008-2009 school year.



Motions:
Approve the increase in driver education lab fees to $60/student effective the 2008-09 school year.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Janice Kershaw
Larry Hughes- Nay
Robert Jordan- Nay
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Nay

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Jordan made a statement about the fee.



Motions:
Approve the increase in driver education lab fees to $70/student effective the 2008-09 school year, explore a tier program and revisit in 2009-10.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Nay
Janice Kershaw- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Barbara Murray- Aye



Motions:
Approve the increase in driver education lab fees to $65/student effective the 2008-09 school year and $100/student effective the 2008-09 school year. Motion failed for a lack of a second.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second:



Motions:
Approve the increase in driver education lab fees to $65/student effective the 2008-09 school year, explore a tier program and see what our fees and the Slosberg fund is 2009-10 school year. Motion failed for a lack of a second.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second:



Motions:
Ms. Kershaw requested this item be tabled until the July 15, 2008 School Board meeting.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Amy Kneessy
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. School Choice

44. Recommend the Approval of the Five Year Renewal Charter Contract for River's Edge Charter School
Attachment: River's Edge Att 1.pdf
Attachment: River's Edge Att 2.pdf
Attachment: River's Edge Att 3.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Hughes requested this item be pulled to express his concerns about the contract for River's Edge Charter. He stated that he does not agree with approving this contract because in his opinion the financial risk is so great that it puts the student's education at risk and will oppose it.

Dr. Murray stated that she had the same concerns as Mr Hughes. She requested Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, to speak on why he feels the Board has no choice.

Mr. Bistline stated that the Board does have a choice. He mentioned that the track record of being successful on appeals for issues such as this is not good.

Ms. Kershaw and Mr. Jordan questioned Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice, on Imagine Schools forgiving the debt and the financial solvency of River's Edge. Ms. Mace and Dr. DiPatri  answered all of their questions with satisfaction.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board in regard to the financial instability of approving the contract and the Florida Schools of Excellence overturning the decisions in appeals.



Motions:
Approve the five year renewal charter contract for River's Edge Charter School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Robert Jordan
Larry Hughes- Nay
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. Exceptional Education

45. 2008-09 Agreement with Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) to Serve Exceptional Education Students
Attachment: BAC ESE Students 2008.pdf
Attachment: ContractAttachmentSchool Services 2007-2008.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Kershaw requested this item be pulled in order for her to read into the record a Memorandum of Voting Conflict due to her employment with Brevard Achievement Center. Due to this conflict, she abstained from voting from the above mentioned item. A copy of the Memorandum of Voting Conflict is filed in the School Board Office.

Motions:
Approve the Agreement with the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) to provide services to eligible ESE students in the amount not to exceed $ 335,728.00 for the school year beginning July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Amy Kneessy
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Abstain
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. District Security

46. 2008-09 School Resource Officer Agreements
Attachment: 08-09 SRO Contract Cost.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item for discussion to inform the Board and the public that she is not in agreement with bring back the elementary School Resource Officers due to the uncertainty of the schools budgets. The SRO do a fabulous job but it is her opinion that the district needs to stick with the original recommended cuts.

Dr. Murray stated her concerns about police activity around the schools and although the financial concerns are very important, the safety of our schools is the absolute number one issue of our students. She then encouraged the Board to put the elementary SROs back in place.



Motions:
Approve the School Resource Officer contracts that provide for a unilateral reimbursement cost of $28,500 per SRO for the 2008-09 school year with the following law enforcement agencies: Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne Police Departments. A total of 40 SROs will serve 14 high schools and 13 middle schools and 28 elementary schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy stated the concerns Dr. Murray brought up about safety is valid but not every elementary school listed would qualify as a high crime zone and to approve all SROs.

Discussion ensued between several of the Board Members. Dr. Murray stated the importance of looking at the data and how that turns out into high risk area. She stands by the motion and called for the question.

There was no objection for calling for the question.

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The Chair called for a BPS video break about the district's School Age Childcare at 8:25 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Transportation

47. Fee Based Transportation For All Students
Attachment: Policy 8600 april 08.pdf
Attachment: Paid Transportation Admin Procedure 8600.xx.pdf

Motions:
Approve change to Board Policy 8600 and new School Board Administrative Procedure 8600.xx and authorize superintendent to advertise for public hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Kneessy stated this recommendation for fee based transportation is on a per student basis. It could be very expensive for a family. She suggested a maximum family amount in terms of the transportation cost. 

H. Information
H. Transportation

48. School Bus Lease Agreement with Sculptor Charter School and River's Edge Academy
Attachment: Sculptor Charter Lease.pdf
Attachment: River's Edge Charter Lease.pdf
H. School Choice

49. Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School and West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Boundaries
Attachment: BoundaryDescriptions.pdf
Attachment: Edgewood Westshore 08-09.pdf
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

50. 2008-09 Supplemental Educational Services Provider/District Contract
Attachment: SES Contract FY2009.pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

51. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update - 2007-2008
Attachment: 07-08 Brevard Public Schools Equity Update DRAFT 06 02 08 (sent to DOE).pdf
H. Exceptional Education

52. Adults with Disabilities Grant Application 2008-2009
Attachment: 08-09 RFA (DOE900E100A101) apvd by DOE Final2 to agencies 050908.pdf
Attachment: 08-09 - Deliverables Due Dates F.pdf
H. Project Management

53. Revised Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency
Attachment: 080605_BREVARD Clean _new-Red _ June 2008 ILA_ORC.pdf
H. District Security

54. Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability 2007-08 Best Practices for Safety and Security Self-Assessment
Attachment: 2008_best_practices_and_indicators - final (4).pdf

I. Staff Reports
55. Staff Reports

Minutes: There was no Staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports
56. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Hughes mentioned that the Florida Schools of Excellence would like to meet with Brevard Public Schools administration regarding Odyssey and the provision of Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Services. He stated the Board needs to provide guidance and insight to Dr. DiPatri. Ms. Kershaw stated the district should provide an a la carte menu of prices for services we provide if they want to pay for it.

Dr. DiPatri updated the Board since there was new information that transpired within hours before the Board meeting. He stated that he would be meeting with Florida Schools of Excellence on Friday, June 20, 2008 along with Mr. Bistline, Ms. Preston, and Ms. Mace. The Board had no objection to the meeting.

Mr. Hughes stated that he still would like a discussion amongst the Board in regard to impact fees. Dr. DiPatri stated this is on the agenda for the July 15, 2008 School Board meeting.

Ms. Kershaw noted that she and Mr. Hughes went to the FSBA conference in Tampa. She brought to the Board's attention that FSBA is moving forward with a couple of lawsuits. One is the adequacy lawsuit which the state contribution to education is lower then the local efforts (property taxes) and the Religious Freedom Amendment about school vouchers which was previous mentioned by Janet Eastman in the public discussion segment of the Board meeting.

Ms. Kershaw mentioned the Board received the Master Board plaque and most of  the Board Members received a Master Board pin.

Ms. Kershaw questioned the other Board Members on who was attending the breakfast for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Mr. Hughes stated that he would be attending.


L. Superintendent's Report
57. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: There was no Superintendent's report.

M. Adjournment
58. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of June 17, 2008 was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.






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