06-27-2013 Special School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, June 20, 2013. 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 June 27, 2013 Special School Board Meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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

Andy Ziegler arrived at 11:40 p.m.

A-3. Invocation
A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
A-5. Entertainment
A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Additions
F-11. Blackboard Engage


Approve the Special School Board meeting agenda of June 27, 2013 and its revisions.- PASS
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
E. Public Comment
5. Public Comment

Minutes: No public chose to speak.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

6. Contract: School Board Attorney
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

7. Advertisement of the 2013-14 Tentative Budget
Attachment: 2013-14 Advertisement of Tentative Budget.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 Notice of Tax for School Captial Outlay.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

8. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a) ITB #12-023DR Cafeteria Paper Products Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: b) PB#14-PB-014-KC Board Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: c) SSA #13-335-CO-A1 Early Learning Coalition Amendment 1 Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: d) SSA #13-544-KR - Health First, Inc. - Project Search - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: e) SSA #14-011-KR - Brevard C A R E S Inc - Head Start - Agenda Item.pdf
F. Human Resources

9. Administrative and Professional Reappointment Nominations for 2013-2014
Attachment: Administrative & Professional Reappointments 2013-2014.pdf
F. Educational Technology

10. Blackboad Engage (F.K.A. Edline)
Attachment: BlackBoard Engage Agenda and Amendment 2.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

11. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda with the exception of the item 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- Not Present

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Financial Services

12. Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enhancements for the 2013-14 Operating Budget
Attachment: Attachment 1 - March 12, 2013.pdf
Attachment: Attachment 2 - June 11, 2013.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 Proposed Cuts Revenue Enhancements listing changes since March 11 2013 (2).pdf

Dr. Murray pulled this agenda item to yield to Dr. Binggeli.  He shared information related to his recommendation to approve the Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enchancements list for 2013-14.  Areas that were discussed include:

  • Unions recommendation to cut from current budget to fund raises
  • School Board's agreement to fund a 1.5% raise 
  • Legislation's new Teacher Salary allocation of $12.6 million
  • Proposed utilization of the new allocation for teachers 
  • Proposed pay increases for all other employees
  • Suggestions to use the board contingency reserve to pay for raises
  • How Dual Enrollment affects the budget reduction list

Dr. Binggeli expressed that he feels very fortunate that the Legislative categorical has allowed us to recommend a 4.5% raise to the employees that serve this organization.  Along with that, the efforts in working collaboratively with Brevard Community College to address the Dual Enrollment tuition issue, for at least this year, allows us to recommend that we move our cut line over $5 million dollars.  Dr. Binggeli expressed hopes that the Board except the recommendation to move the cut list line to preserve the identified jobs and programs in order to make the information available to the employees affected and schools.

Discussion ensued between Dr. Krupp and Ms. Preston pertaining to the 96.6% projection for tax revenues.

Ms. Kneessy expressed that she thought Dr. Binggeli's comments were very well stated about treating all employees equal.  She explained that she understands teachers' frustration and the number of hours their working, but she also wants teachers to realize that the students could not make it into the classrooms without bus drivers; they would not be in the classroom without the secretaries that enroll them; they would not be in the classroom and be ready to learn without the cafeteria workers that feed them; they would not be in the classroom without the Principals overseeing the discipline, they would not be in the classroom without the Principals that are overseen by all the district staff that are out here; they would not be in the classroom without the staff that oversees the different areas of curriculum; the teachers would not be receiving paychecks without the payroll clerks; the teachers wouldn't be receiving health insurance benefits without the health insurance and personnel department that oversees all of that.  Ms. Kneessy stated that she is a teacher at heart and understands that in the classroom is where the students are learning, but in order to get those students in the classroom, ready to learn, there is a whole lot of people and a whole organization that is working together to ensure that to happen and she wants to ensure that everyone in this organization feels valued and appreciated.

Revise the Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enhancements list previously adopted by the Board.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Dr. Krupp called for the question.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Action
H. Information
H. Student Services

13. Revision of School Board Policy 5610.03
Attachment: Policy Change Sheet 5610.03.pdf
Attachment: Revised Policy 5610.03.pdf
H. Students at Risk

14. Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
15. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title III, Part A

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
16. Board Members Report


Dr. Murray informed Mr. Zeigler that she had read his email at the beginning of the Strategic Plan Workshop concerning the healthcare consultant. 

Mr. Zeigler expressed his concerns with the Board and viewing audience and suggested that we not renew the contract.  Mr. Zeigler asked Mr. Bistline, School Board Attorney, to look into what grounds we have for cancelling the contract.

Dr. Murray opened the floor for discussion on the matter and other concerns were stated by the Board.  Dr. Murray asked that more information pertaining to this topic be presented at a  Board Meeting in the near future.  


L. Superintendent's Report
17. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
18. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the Special School Board meeting at 12:23 p.m.

For futher details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org).