06-27-2013 Strategic Plan and Preliminary Budget Workshop

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Thursday, August 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.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, called the June 27, 2013 Preliminary Budget Workshop to order at 9:10 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call


Board Members Present:  Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, and Karen Henderson

Dr. Michael Krupp arrived at 9:15 a.m.

Andy Ziegler was absent.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dr. Murray requested a moment of silence for Calvin Fowler, husband of former School Board Member, Bea Fowler.



Order of Business
4. 2013-2014 Preliminary Budget and Millage Levy Workshop
Attachment: 2013-14 Preliminary Budget - All Funds, June 27,2013.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 Preliminary Budget - Cost Center, June 27, 2013.pdf
Attachment: Handout 1 - Savings on Refunding.pdf
Attachment: Handout 2 - Taxable Value and Revenue Estimates.pdf

Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, turned the meeting over to Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, who gave a presentation to the Board and the viewing audience which covered the following areas:

  • Operating Budget Assumptions
  • Change in FTE (students)
  • K-12 Budget Contains
  • Statewide K-12 Budget Contains
  • Change is Funding
  • 2013-14 District Cost Differential
  • 2013-14 FEFP Funding Issues
  • Base Student Allocation & District Cost Differential
  • Total Operating Budget Funding
  • Brevard's Ranking in Funding
  • Total Revenue per FTE -Operating Budget
  • Change in Funding and Summary

Dr. Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools, explained to the Board and the viewing audience the financial impact of Dual Enrollment due to legislative changes.

Ms. Preston continued the presentation covering the following information:

  • Total FTE (Student)
  • Student Growth/Decline
  • History of Student Membership
  • Details of Change in Membership
  • Students with Parents Working at KSC or CCAFS - Historical Totals
  • Brevard's Tax Roll Growth & Decline
  • History of School Board Millage Levy
  • Proposed 2013-14 Millage
  • Tax on Residential Home Scenarios
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Operating Budget Revenue
  • Capital Projects Revenues
  • Capital Funds vs. Debt
  • Property Tax Roll Percentage Scenarios
  • Capital Revenue Scenarios 1-5 vs. Debt

Ms. Preston turned the meeting over to Jo Ann Clark, Director of Accounting Services.  Ms. Clark went over the following information to the Board and the community:

  • Savings on Refunding - Comparison of Annual Debt (Prior to vs. After Refunding) - Gross Savings and Net Present Value
  • Taxable Value and Revenue Estimate (District vs. State's Estimates)
  • Current Capital Funding Plan

Ms. Clark turned the workshop back over to Ms. Preston who concluded the presentation with the Format of Budget Books and Next Steps.  Ms. Preston then gave Board Members the opportunity for questions.

Dr. Krupp questioned Ms. Preston as to where we are at with Federal Impact Aid dollars.  Mrs. Preston answered that the dollar amount is declining and explained why.

Dr. Krupp asked Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, if we were taking a look at academic grades when selecting students for dual enrollment.  Ms. Van Meter explained that she is working collaboratively with Brevard Community College (BCC) to modify the requirements.

Dr. Murray, requested that Ms. Preston reiterate to the audience as it relates to the movement of the 0.25 mill between capital and operating (when, why and results thereof).

Dr. Murray asked Ms. Preston how does Florida's basic student allocation compare with other states throughout the country and how it all aligns with the overall productivity in the state.   Dr. Murray requested to see what the states with a lower cost of living/state revenue are pushing towards education as compared to Florida, to determine where the spirit of education falls.  Ms. Preston shared the statistics that she knew off-hand and expressed that she would get the Board more information on this matter.

Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, adjourned this portion of the Budget workshop at 10:41 a.m.

5. Strategic Plan Workshop
Attachment: 2013-0627BoardWorkshopTheRoadAhead2013-2018StrategicPlanDRAFT.pdf
Attachment: 2012-2013 Strategic Plan Outcome Indicators.pdf
Attachment: 2013-0627SchoolBoardStrategicPlanWorkshop.pdf
Attachment: A.Ziegler Insurance Consultant Budget Cut.pdf

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the Strategic Plan Workshop to order at 11:04 a.m.

Prior to beginning the workshop, Dr. Murray read an email from Mr. Ziegler as it relates to his suggestion on cutting $140,000 for the district insurance consultant (see attachment).

Dr. Murray turned the meeting over to Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools, who gave a presentation pertaining to the Strategic Plan.  The presentation covered the following areas:

  • Mission Statement
  • Vision
  • Operational Beliefs
  • Strategic Goals
  • Operational Expectations
    • Goal 1 - Student Achievement
    • Goal 2 - Safe, Healthy, and Productive Learning and Work
    • Goal 3 - Capable and Engaged Workforce
    • Goal 4 - Fiscal Responsibility and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Outcome Indicator Snapshot

Chairman Dr. Murray called for a recess at 11:25 a.m. for the time certain Special School Board meeting.

Dr. Murray reconvened the Strategic Plan workshop at 1:11 p.m.

Dr. Murray turned the meeting over to Dr. Brian Binggeli, who continued his presentation and walked the Board thought the Strategic Plan's Outcome Indicators.

Discussion ensued pertaining to the Strategic Plan.

Closing Remarks
6. Closing Remarks

7. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, adjourned the Strategic Plan Workshop at 2:50 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).