06-26-2009 Special Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Friday, June 26, 2009, 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 11, 2009 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 Robert Jordan called the Special School Board meeting of June 26, 2009 to order at 12:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

Chairman Jordan requested a moment of silence for Jill Di Liberto, Guidance Counselor at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School.


A-3. Invocation
A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

Chairman Robert Jordan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Jordan mentioned that since the workshop date was changed from July 25, 2009 to July 26, 2009, there were several staff members on planned vacations out of town.

Mr. Jordan recognized that Dr. Binggeli, Incoming Superintendent, was present but reminded the Board and Staff that all questions be posed to Dr. DiPatri until he retires on June 30, 2009.


A-5. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. DiPatri read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Agenda
F-6.   2009-2010 Application for State Stabilization Fund

Consent Revisions
F-10.   Administrative and Professional Reappointment Nominations for 2009-2010
F-11.   Administrative Reclassifications/Transfers/Shared Services/Declining Enrollment
 



Motions:
Approve the published agenda for the special meeting of June 26, 2009 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


F. Consent
F. Financial Services

5. Request Approval to Specifically use Public Funds During the 2009-10 Fiscal Year for Out-of-State Travel and Cellular Phones, Cellular Phone Service, Personal Digital Assistants, or any Other Mobile Communication Device or Service Including Text Messaging
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

6. 2009-10 Application for State Fiscal Stablization Funds
F. Accounting Services

7. Financial Statements for the Month of May, 2009
Attachment: May Financials.pdf
F. Human Resources

8. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 06-26-09.pdf
9. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 06-26-09.pdf
10. Administrative and Professional Reappointment Nominations for 2009-2010
Attachment: 2009-2010 Admnreapt 06-26-09.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

12. Agreement with Delaware North for Continuation of 7th Grade BLAST
Attachment: BLAST 06 16 2009.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

14. 2009-2010 Application for Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Entitlement Grant and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009
Attachment: 2009IDEA Entitlement and ARRA Application.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

16. Approval of Consent Agenda Items


Motions:
Approval of the June 26, 2009 Consent Agenda Items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

11. Administrative Reclassifications/Transfers/Shared Services/Declining Enrollment
Attachment: 06-26-09 Agenda Item.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to question the percentage of administration that is changing at West Melbourne School of Science and the detriment to the school. Dr. DiPatri stated that 100 percent of administration is changing and although not an ideal situation feels very confident that this will be a successful change. He mentioned that Cyndi Van Meter, Area I Superintendent,  and he have had many discussions regarding the administration changes.

Dr. Murray mentioned that she spoke privately with Ms. Van Meter, Ms. Sandy Demmon, Area III Superintendent and Dr. Ronald Bobay, Area IV Superintendent, about the percentage change of Administration and on what facts and criteria they based their decisions. She stated that she was more than confident about the recommendations being made after the discussions.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she also had the same discussions with the Area Superintendents and she concurs with Dr. Murray. She also noted the district has done this on more than one occasion and has worked out just fine.



Motions:
Approve the superintendent's personnel recommendations for the 2009-2010 school year.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Adult/Community Education

13. Change to Organizational Structure of School Age Child Care
Attachment: Changes to School Age Child Care Guidelines.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson pulled this item to inquire about the debt that has occurred in several of the schools for School Age Child Care and where did the funds come from to pay off the debt.

Debi Embry, Coordinator of School Age Child Care, responded that the Enterprise Funds, which all the sites are housed, has always been able to pay its debts but we have let the school accrue a negative or positive balance.

Discussion ensued between Dr. DiPatri and the Board in regard to the funding issues in School Age Child Care.

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, echoed the comments from Dr. DiPatri in regard to taking 58 businesses and making it into one business. She noted that the process is not working in all areas and the district is dictating what the school must do in these programs.

 Ms. Kneessy questioned whether Title I could be used for School Age Child Care.

Ms. Kneessy requested that a School Board Member be a part of the committee in reorganizing the School Age Child Care.



Motions:
Approve the district plan to change the organizational structure of the School Age Child Care programs and the required modifications to the 2009/2010 SACC Guidelines effective July 1, 2009. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Nay
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye


H. Information
M. Adjournment
15. Adjournment

Minutes: The Special School Board meeting of June 26, 2009 was adjourned at 1:04 p.m.






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