07-10-2018 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 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 28, 2018. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

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

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Andy Ziegler


A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: Chairman Craig asked for a moment of silence to mourn the loss of two members of the BPS family:  Robert Sousa, a technology associate from McNair Magnet Middle School and Collin Fritts, a rising senior at Titusville High School.

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 provided remarks to recognize and thank staff, students and community members.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2018-0710 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

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Dr. Mark Mullins, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer, was standing in for Dr. Blackburn during his absence.
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Dr. Mullins read into record the changes on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda after it was first released to the public on July 3, 2018.

Revisions

  • A.7 - Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F.23 - Continue School Board's Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract with Cigna

Additions

  • F-12 through F-18 (Board Policies moved from Action to Consent)
  • G-51 - Approval of Superintendent's Employment Agreement
  • G-59 - Discretionary Project for Youth Mental Health Awareness 

 



Motions:
Adopt the July 10, 2018 School Board Meeting Agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Mullins welcomed and congratulated each administrative staff person in attendance.  Each were offered time for comments.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Lauren J. Feronti from the position of Guidance Services Professional at Hoover Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Bayside High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Mary Ellen Galanopoulos from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School to Assistant Principal (10 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Timothy G. Powers from the position of Teacher at Viera High School to Assistant Principal (10 month) at Melbourne High School, effective August 2, 2018 (is currently a).

The reclassification/transfer of Angela R. Owens from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Fairglen Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Merritt Island High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Peter (Andy) Papczynski from the position of Teacher at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Rockledge High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Jessica R. Thomas from the position of Teacher at West Shore Jr/Sr High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Satellite High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Heather A. Smith from the position of Teacher at Bayside High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Lisa D. Higham from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Central Middle School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Christina D. Donohue from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Jackson Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Jackson Middle School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Kavitha M. Tracy from the position of Teacher at Heritage High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Johnson Middle School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer A. Williams from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Stone Magnet Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at McNair Magnet Middle School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Jaime Slentz from the position of Instructional Coach at Audubon Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Audubon Elementary School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Aimee Dilago from the position of Teacher at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Fairglen Elementary School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Katherine Wehrly from the position of Teacher at Manatee Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Tropical Elementary, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Kasie Turner from the position of Title I Teacher at Oak Park Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Oak Park Elementary School, effective August 2, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Rebecca Tagye from the position of Assistant Principal (12-month) at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12-month) at South ALC, effective July 16, 2018.


 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

8. "Vets" Back to Class Project

Minutes: 

Army Veteran Donn Weaver, County Coordinator of the "Vets Back to Class Project" provided the Board and viewing audience an update of the program and plans for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

D. Financial Services

9. Budget Presentation
Attachment: 7-10-18 Budget Update Presentation.pdf
Minutes: 

Pennie Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, reviewed the presentation and responded to Board questions.


E. Public Comment
10. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Craig reminded participants that each would have three minutes in which to provide comments.  He further instructed speakers of the decorum expected.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Anthony Colucci- Teacher pay
  • Tiffany Ward -Legacy Charter and 90 day Renewal
  • Wendi Nolder - Legacy Charter
  • Charlene Montford - Legacy Charter
  • Kevin Spurlock - Legacy Charter
  • Linda Tripp - Legacy Charter
  • Braxton Padgett - Legacy Update
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher Pay/School Safety
  • Monica Knight - Odyssey Prep Renewal
  • Connie Rooke - Red Flag Laws

F. Consent
F. Board Office

11. Approval of Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2018-0522 Board Workshop Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0522 School Board Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0525 Informal Hearing Legacy Charter Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0601 Board Work Session Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0607 Board Work Session.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0612 Board Workshop Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-18 Expulsion Minutes.pdf (Confidential Item)

Attachment: 2018-0612 Regular Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
12. Board Policy 0111 Name
Attachment: 0111 Names (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
13. Board Policy 0113 Address
Attachment: 0113 Address (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
14. Board Policy 0114 Seal
Attachment: 0114 Seal (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
15. Board Policy 0118 Philosophy of the Board
Attachment: 0118 Philosophy of the Board (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
16. Board Policy 0122 Board Powers
Attachment: 0122 Board Power (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
17. Board Policy 0122.1 Member Powers
Attachment: 0122.1 Members Power (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
18. Board Policy 0131.1 Technical Corrections
Attachment: 0131.1 Technical Corrections (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf
F. Financial Services

19. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending March 31, 2018
Attachment: BREVARD 1Q18 QPR Final.pdf
20. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 07-10-2018.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 07-10-2018.pdf
21. Financial Statements for the Period Ending May 31, 2018
Attachment: Financial Statements for May 31, 2018.pdf
22. Advertisement of the 2018-19 Proposed Tentative Budget
Attachment: 2018-19 Advertisement of Tentative Budget DRAFT.pdf
Attachment: 2018-19 Notice of Proposed Tax Increase ESTIMATE.pdf
Attachment: 2018-19 Notice of Tax for School Capital Outlay DRAFT.pdf
F. Transportation

24. School Bus Routes 2018-2019
Attachment: Route Projections 2018-2019.pdf
F. Human Resources

25. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 07-10-18.pdf
26. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 07-10-18.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

27. Workforce Innovation an Opportunity Act for YouthBuild
F. Student Services

28. Code of Student Conduct
Attachment: 2018-2019 Code of Student Conduct working document (clean) (6-5-18) Final.pdf
F. Exceptional Student Education

30. Approve the new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP & P) Effective 2017-2018 through 2019-2020
Attachment: SPP 2017-2019 5.10.2018 (002).pdf
Attachment: SIGNATURE PAGE-2017-2020 (fillable).pdf
F. Head Start Program

31. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for the month of April 2018
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report Apr 2018.pdf
32. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for the month of May 2018
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report May 2018.pdf
F. Facilities Services

33. Waive Facility Use Agreement Fees for My Community Cares at Gardendale
Attachment: Gardendale Floor Plan for 2018-19 MCC FUA.pdf
34. DCR Storage Portable N-166 at Bayside High School
F. Project Management

35. Andersen Elementary School - MEP System Upgrade and Site Improvements - Close Out
Attachment: Andersen OEF-209.pdf
36. Atlantis Elementary School - Technology Infrastructure Renewal - Close-Out
Attachment: Atlantis OEF-209.pdf
37. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School - Construction Management Services - RFP #18-9-038-DR - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: West Shore GMP 2 cost benefit form.pdf
Attachment: West Shore GMP #2 Attachments.pdf
38. Johnson Middle School - Architectural Engineering Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Johnson DCP Attachments.pdf
39. Holland Elementary School - Architectural Engineering Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Holland DCP Attachments.pdf
40. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Appointment of New Member
Attachment: ICOC Application - Suzanne Sherman.pdf
Attachment: ICOC Charter - Signed.pdf
41. Port Malabar Elementary School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Port Malabar Design Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

42. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the July 10, 2018 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Financial Services

23. Continue School Board's Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract with Cigna
Attachment: Schedule Financial Charges.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: The School Board of Brevard County - Rx Updates Letter 07-09-2018.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Descovich pulled the item for discussion as there had been a change made to the agenda just prior to the meeting and she did not have enough time to receive an explanation.  Ms. Zuercher explained that the date on the letter that  precedes the Cigna Contractual Agreement Unit had changed from June 3, 2018 to July 9, 2018 .The updated June 9, 2018 letter was placed on the agenda in lieu of the letter dated June 3, 2018.  The schedule of fees attachment (confidential to the public as it contains proprietary information) was left on the agenda and included the June 3, 2018 letter.

Mr. Susin made a motion to replace the July 3, 2018 letter with the July 9, 2018 letter preceding the Cigna Contractual Agreement Unit and was seconded by Mr. Ziegler.

Ms. Belford made a motion to table the item to allow for changes to be made to remedy the incorrect information.  That motion was seconded by Ms. Descovich and passed unanimously

The motion to replace the July 3, 2018 letter with the July 9, 2018 letter was passed unanimously.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he was glad that it was clear that the District would be putting pharmacy and health care benefits out on bid next year and Ms. Zuercher clarified that any bid put out would be for the entire benefits package.



Motions:
Grant the Superintendent authority to sign an addendum to the 2015 Pharmacy Benefit Manager contract with Cigna.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Nay
John Craig- Nay
Tina Descovich- Nay
Matthew Susin- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Nay



Motions:
Table Item- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:
Approve the motion to replace the July 3, 2018 letter preceding the Cigna Contractual Agreement Unit with the July 9, 2018 letter.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye

F. Students at Risk

29. BPS Mental Health Plan
Attachment: Mental Health Plan Budget (Redline EGT 06 27 2018)ii.pdf
Attachment: Mental Health Plan Budget (CLEAN EGT 06 27 2018)ii.pdf
Attachment: Mental Health Plan Budget (CLEAN EGT 06 27 2018)ii.pdf
Attachment: CLEAN Mental Health Plan Narrative Updated July 10 2018.pdf
Attachment: Redlined Mental Health Plan Narrative Updated July 10 2018.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pulled this item. He wanted to make it clear to the public that there is not enough funding to do what the District wants to do in this arena.  He hopes the community understands that funding is necessary to make the plan even more thorough and comprehensive.  He commended the efforts of staff.

Motions:
Approve the submittal of the BPS Mental Health Plan to the Florida Commissioner of Education.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


G. Action
G. Board Office

43. Board Policy 0100 Definitions
Attachment: 0100 Definitions - Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (6-5-18).pdf

Motions:

Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0100 Definitions

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

44. Board Policy 0112 Geographical District/Boundaries
Attachment: 0112 Boundaries (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approve the revisions to Board Policy 0112 Geographical District/Boundaries - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

45. Board Policy 0121 Authority
Attachment: 0121 Authority (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0121 Authority - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

46. Board Policy 0123 Code of Ethics
Attachment: 0123 Code of Ethics (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0123 Code of Ethics - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

47. Board Policy 0131 Legislative
Attachment: 0131 Legislative (Brd Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0131 Legislative- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

48. Board Policy 0131.2 Variances and Waivers
Attachment: 0131.2 Variances and Waivers (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0131.2 Variance and Waivers- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

49. Board Policy 0132 Executive
Attachment: 0132 Executive (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:

Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0132 Executive

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

50. Board Policy 0133 Judicial
Attachment: 0133 Judicial (Brd. Mtg 7-10-18).pdf

Motions:
Approval of the revisions to Board Policy 0133 Judicial - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

51. Approval of Superintendent's Employment Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Mark W. Mullins, Ed.D.
Attachment: MASTER - Mullins, Mark - Employment Agreement (7-8-18).pdf

Motions:
Approve the Superintendent's Employment Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Mark W. Mullins, Ed.D.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Purchasing & Warehouse

52. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 18-B-066-SH - Security Cameras & Low Voltage.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 15-B-071-LU - Kitchen Equipment and Refrigeration Parts - Name Change.pdf
Attachment: c - PB 18-PB-097-SH - Recreation and Playground Equipment.pdf
Attachment: d - RFP 18-P-076-MS - Interpreter Services.pdf
Attachment: e - 18-P-079-WH - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: f - RFP-18-P-074-JE Agenda.pdf
Attachment: g - RFP 18-P-030-DR - Internal Auditing Services.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Amendment below:

a - ITB #18-B-066-SH - A1 - Security Cameras and Low Voltage Installation Projects - Educational Technology - $3,000,000.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Name Change below:

b - ITB #15-B-071-LU - Kitchen Equipment & Refrigeration Parts - Bid Assignment - Facilities Services

Approve the Piggy Back (PB) below:

c - PB #18-PB-097-SH - Recreation and Playground Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - $350,000.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Requests For Proposal (RFPs) below:

d - RFP #18-P-076-MS - Interpreter Services - Student Services - $1,560,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

e - RFP #18-P-079-WH - Grade Book System - Educational Technology - $1,042,250.00 - Operating Other

f - RFP #18-P-074-JE - Recycling of Paper, Plastic, and Other Miscellaneous Recyclable District Wide - $Various - Operating Other

g - RFP #18-P-030-DR - Internal Auditing Services - School Board's Audit Committee - $349,875.00 - Operating Other

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

53. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - CA 18-792-MS - Mag 7 Consulting LLC.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 18-657-MS - Devereux.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 18-861-WH - Certiport.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 18-724-MS - Health First Inc..pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 18-825-WH - Discovery Education.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 18-733-MS - Brevard Achievement Center.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 18-743-MS - AVID Center.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA # 18-831-MS Brevard CARES _ Head Start - Agenda.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 14-329-DK - Shredding Services - Name Change.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Consultant Agreement (CA) below:

a - CA #18-792-MS - Mag 7 Consulting, LLC - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $17,100.00 - Special Revenue Federal

Approve the Sales & Service Agreements (SSAs) below:

b - SSA #18-657-MS - Devereux - Student Services - $3,900,000.00 - Operating Other

c - SSA #18-861-WH - Certiport Universal License - Secondary Leading & Learning - $248,917.00 - Operating Other

d - SSA #18-724-MS - Health First Inc. - Student Services - $118,000.00 - Operating Other

e - SSA #18-825-WH - Discovery Education - Educational Technology - $116,700.00 -  Operating Other

f - SSA #18-733-MS - Brevard Achievement Center - Student Services - $108,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal

g - SSA #18-743-MS - AVID Center - Secondary Leading & Learning - $74,718.00 - Operating Categorical

h - SSA #18-831-MS - Brevard CARES - Elementary Leading & Learning - $64,800.00 - Special Revenue Federal

Approve the Sales & Service Agreement (SSA) Name Change below:

i - SSA #14-329-DK - Shredding Services - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - Name Change

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Equity, Innovation & Choice

54. Approval of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy Contract
Attachment: PCCA K-12 Charter Contract FINAL.pdf

Motions:
Approve the contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy (k-12).- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

55. Approve Renewal Charter Contract for Odyssey Preparatory Academy
Attachment: OPA Renewal Charter Contract FINAL.pdf

Motions:
Approve the renewal contract for Odyssey Preparatory Academy.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:

Approve the motion to extend a ten year contract instead of five years.

- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Nay
John Craig- Nay
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Human Resources

56. Personnel Allocations 2018-2019
Attachment: Personnel Allocations 2018-19.pdf
H. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

57. TITLE IV, PART A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program
58. 2018-2019 LEA Application - Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Grant
Attachment: DOE 100A signed Title II FY19.pdf
H. Students at Risk

59. Discretionary Project for Youth Mental Health Awareness and Training (YMHAT)
Attachment: 19C077 YMHAT (Districts) - approved RFA (revised).pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
60. Opting Out and School Grade

Minutes: 

Ms. Descovich had been contacted by a teacher from one of the schools that received an "I" due to parents opting out of standardized testing and having too few students take the tests. The teacher is concerned because she may be ineligible for performance pay because of this. Ms. Descovich asked for Board thoughts.

Discussion ensued. Jane Cline, assistant superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning and Neyda Francis, Testing and Accountability provided some information and answered questions. The particular school is Holland Elementary.  Ms. Francis said that they are appealing the decision.

There was discussion about what constitutes an NR2.  Ms. Belford suggested getting a comprehensive list of impacts to the schools as a result of opting out that Board members could share.

Mr. Craig asked General Counsel Envall to reach out to her colleagues to see if there are any impending legal challenges surrounding these issues. He also asked Dr. Mullins for he and Dr. Blackburn to have a quick roundtable with Cabinet to see what some best practices are from other districts. Dr. Mullins suggested that more information could be provided at a curriculum workshop in August.

61. Discussion Point - Armed Drivers in Armored Cars

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler brought up having armed drivers in the armored cars going to schools for deposit pick-up. He has concerns that we need to have a policy to approve the exception to weapons on campus.

Mr. Craig asked Ms. Envall to reach out to other counties that are currently utilizing these services as the District modeled the RFP after a couple of other counties. Ms. Envall said that she could see if they have any documentation provided to law enforcement agencies regarding the armored car drivers carrying weapons on school campuses. Ms. Envall stated that the School Board, by approving the armored car contract, could arguably be said to have given that power.  Mr. Ziegler asked that Ms. Envall check with State Attorney Phil Archer to determine his position. He also said that armored does not mean armed.  Mr. Ziegler recommended telling the vendor that perhaps they may want to be unarmed to avoid arrest until this matter is further clarified.

Mr. Susin asked Major Walters if he had names of the individuals driving and riding with the armored vehicles and if he had reviewed background checks of those individuals.  Major Walters responded that he had seen a list of names, but did not see the background checks.  Mr. Susin said this needs to be handled.

Ms. Zuercher said that all drivers have received background checks.  She can get that information from Mid-Florida. She said that it was discussed during the original RFP process and we were asked if we wanted the weapons service and the answer was, as a District and in consultation with Dr. Blackburn, "yes" and that documentation went out to all of the bidders. It was not in the final packet as not all of the information goes into the final packet from the bid process. She continued that Mid-Florida want their people to be armed.  If we ask them not to be armed, we will stop the pick-ups. She reminded the Board that Dr. Blackburn, in reference to the contract, did state the drivers would be armed.

Ms. Belford expressed angst that we would have people picking up money from schools that we have not verified background checks and said it infuriates her.  Ms. Zuercher clarified that while the District has not done their background checks, they have been done in accordance to the Jessica Lunsford Act and the District has access to that information.  It was still very concerning to Ms. Belford that we have not verified background checks and Ms. Zuercher said she would be happy to make that happen.

Mr. Ziegler said he is not comfortable not having a policy and the decision is do we ask them not to carry weapons or allow it and rectify along the way.  He also has concerns about the level of training. 

As a point of clarification, Mr. Craig stated that staff (Ms. Envall) is going to review what other districts are doing and legal entities to make sure we are compliant with Florida Statutes and not breaking our own policies.  He personally does not feel a policy is needed. He stated that definitions are being argued about an RFP that the Board discussed at multiple events.

Mr. Susin wanted to know what we will do in the meantime and what is the due date for a determination. Ms. Zuercher will work with Major Walter to see what is needed for the background checks and she will work with Ms. Envall to see what other districts are doing as far as policy change and/or notification to law enforcement. 

Dr. Mullins asked to clarify direction from the Board.  

  • Review policy from other districts.
  • Reach out to the contractor and get verification of the background checks and work with the District Security office.
  • Check with State Attorney's office for a legal and statutory opinion.
62. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Board members had nothing further to report.


L. Superintendent's Report
63. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
64. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Craig adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.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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