07-09-2019 School Board Meeting



A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Descovich called the meeting to order at: 9:30 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

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Chairman Descovich welcomed Deputy Superintendent Dr. Beth Thedy for sitting in at the dais for Dr. Mullins.
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A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: Chairman Descovich asked for a moment of silence for Tina Parent, a teacher at Columbia Elementary and George Bishop, Custodial Supervisor.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Matt Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: 

Board members gave recognition to students, staff, community partners and programs which enhance the education of Brevard Public Schools students.


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent, read into record the items on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made since the agenda was first released to the public on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Motions:
Approve the July 9, 2019 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Thedy welcomed and recognized the newly appointed staff members and provided each with an opportunity to provide some brief comments and introductions.

A recess was called at 10:06 a.m. to allow time for community members present in support of Ms. Annetha Jones to take photos.  The meeting was reconvened at 10:10 a.m.

Chairman Descovich, with agreement from the other Board members, determined to let two speakers make comments at this time.

  • George Fayson - Support of Ms. Jones in retirement
  • Gloria Bartley- Support  of Ms. Jones in retirement


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the retirement of Annetha C. Jones from the position of Principal at Titusville High School, effective July 5, 2019.

The reclassification/transfer of Deanna M. Smith from the position of Literacy Coach at Turner Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Enterprise Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of Jennifer L. Gonzalez from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Titusville High School to the position of Principal at Titusville High School, on annual contract, effective July 10, 2019.  Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The appointment of Hilary Poole to the position of Interim Principal at Stone Magnet Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 10, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Purchasing & Warehouse

8. Recognize the Office of Purchasing & Warehouse Services for Receiving the Award for Excellence in Public Procurement for 2019.

Minutes: Dr. Thedy introduced Chief Operating Officer, Robin Novelli, who presided over the presentation.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Operations

9. Resolution - Student Crime Watch Program
Attachment: Resolution - Student Crime Watch Program 7.9.19.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Reed read the resolution.

Motions:
Approve the resolution by the School Board of Brevard County, Florida, implementing a Student Crime Watch Program through the Central Florida Crimeline "SpeakOut Hotline" and "FortifyFL" programs and local law enforcement agencies to promote safety within its schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
10. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich reminded speakers that they would each have three minutes in which to make comments and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Ron Bradley - Issues on his heart
    • Chairman Descovich asked him to connect with Mr. Novelli
  • Anthony Colucci - Teacher pay
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher pay
  • Cathy West- Substitute crisis
    •  Board members had questions such as what perks are being offered in other counties.  Ms. Belford asked for Ms. Cline to provide Ms. Belford's email so that Ms. West could email her with ideas.
  • Lucille Hornsavits - Questions about what is being taught
    • Chairman Descovich asked her to connect with Dr. Soliven

F. Consent
F. Board Office

11. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2019-0625 Draft Minutes.pdf
12. Student Expulsions
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

13. Board Member Approval of Adrian Laffitte
Attachment: 2019AdrianLaffitteBio.pdf
F. Financial Services

14. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending March 31, 2019
Attachment: Final Board Presentation 1Q19.pdf
15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 07-09-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters 07-09-19.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Personnel Allocations 2019-2020
Attachment: Personnel Allocations Manual 2019-20.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 07-09-19.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 07-09-19.pdf
19. Specialist - Safety & Security Support Personnel
Attachment: Specialist School Safety 07-09-19.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Equity, Innovation & Choice

20. Amend the Pineapple Cove Classical Academy Contract
Attachment: PCCA K-12 Application to add ESP.pdf
F. Student Services

21. Code of Student Conduct
Attachment: 2019-20 Code of Student Conduct final June 25, 2019.pdf
F. District Operations

22. 2019-2020 School Resource Officers
Attachment: MOU-SRO Indian Harbour Beach 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment: MOU-SRO Rockledge 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment: MOU-SRO Satellite Beach 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment: MOU-SRO West Melbourne signed 2019-2020.pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

23. Turnaround School Supplemental Services Allocations (TSSSA) Plan Application
Attachment: Brevard_TSSSA_Application_5.31.19.pdf
F. Project Management

24. Water Line Easement and Bill of Sale - Cocoa Jr/Sr HS New Building
Attachment: Cocoa HS Bldg 34 - City of Cocoa Water Line Easement with Exhibits.pdf
Attachment: Cocoa HS Bldg 34 - City of Cocoa Water Bill of Sale with Exhibits.pdf
25. Access Easement Agreement Heritage High School
Attachment: Aerial Overview HeritageHS.pdf
Attachment: Signed Access Easement Agreement.pdf
26. Creel Elementary School - Intercom Renewal - Award of Bid
Attachment: Creel intercom renewal bid tabulation.pdf
Attachment: Creel Intercom Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
27. Lockmar Elementary School - Facility Renewal - Additional Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Lockmar chilled water pipe photo.pdf
Attachment: Lockmar Change Order 2 - Chilled Water Piping.pdf
Attachment: Lockmar Chilled Water Pipe - Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
F. Compensation Services

28. Job Description - Bus Driver
Attachment: 9600_BUS DRIVER_R6306_S6310_05.12.98 SUBMITTED.pdf
Attachment: 9600_BUS DRIVER_R6306_S6310_05.12.98 SUBMITTED - Clean.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

29. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the July 9, 2019 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

30. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - 19-870-A-JW - LifeTime Counseling.pdf
Attachment: b - 19-908-A-JW - Health First Inc..pdf
Attachment: c - 19-802-A-JW - Brevard Achievement Center, Inc..pdf
Attachment: d - 19-843-A-WH - Cengage Gale.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreements below:

a - 19-870-A-JW - Lifetime Counseling Center Social Work/Mental Health - Student Services - $118,560.00

b - 19-908-A-JW - Health First Inc. - Student Services - $118,000.00 - Operating Other

c - 19-802-A-JW - Brevard Achievement Center - Student Services - $108,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

d - 19-843-WH - Cengage - Gale - Educational Technology - $53,550.00 - Operating Other 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

31. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - 19-501-P-NA - Group Med and Pharm Ins Mgmt Svcs.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Descovich expressed concerns about the information about "class action lawsuit waiver."  Mark Langdorf, director of Risk Management, explained that this piece has been in the contract before.

Motions:

Approve the Request For Proposal (RFP) below:

a - RFP 19-501-P-NA - Group Medical and Pharmaceutical Insurance Management Services - Employee Benefits - $Various

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Equity, Innovation & Choice

32. Board Policy 5120 Assignment Within the District
Attachment: 5120 Executive Summary, Neola, Redline and Clean (5-28-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there were any speakers present who came to address the revisions in the policy.

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Board Policy 5120 Assignment Within the District is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session - 5/28/19

Rule Development Workshop - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Information) - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Approval) - 7/9/19
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

33. Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment
Attachment: 5121 Executive Summary, Neola, New Proposed (5-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there were any speakers present who came to address the revisions in the policy.

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment is a new proposed policy drafted for adoption and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session - 5/28/19

Rule Development Workshop - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Information) - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Approval) - 7/9/19
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

34. Board Policy 7120 Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity
Attachment: 7120 Executive Summary, Current, Redline, Clean (5-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there were any speakers present who came to address the revisions in the policy.

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Board Policy 7120 Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session - 5/28/19

Rule Development Workshop - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Information) - 6/25/19

School Board Meeting (Approval) - 7/9/19
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Student Activities

35. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update 2019-2020
Attachment: Florida Educational Equity Act.pdf

Motions:
Approve the 2018-2019 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


H. Information
H. Educational Technology

36. Board Policy 7540.01 Technology Privacy
Attachment: 7540.01 Exec. Summ, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean, Admin. Procedures & Forms (for SB Info.) (7-8-19).pdf
37. Board Policy 7540.08 Mobile Computing Device Assignment and Use
Attachment: 7540.08 Exec. Sum. Current NEOLA Redline Admin. Procedures Forms (for SB Info) (7-8-19).pdf
38. Board Policy 7540.11 Electronic Data Confidentiality
Attachment: 7540.11 Exec. Sum, Redline, Clean, Admin. Procedure (for SB Info) (7-8-19).pdf

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

Minutes: 

Mr. Susin asked to look into the substitute situation in more depth and suggested they continue to push legislation that would allow rehiring retirees as substitutes as soon as they retire instead of waiting the year as currently prescribed.

There was discussion of having a workshop for more conversation. There was also some discussion about a legislative ask to not force PreK teachers to go into DROP at age 57.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
40. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Thedy had nothing further to report.

M. Adjournment
41. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 11:04 a.m.

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








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