07-14-2009 Regular School Board Meeting

MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 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, July 9, 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 School Board meeting of July 14, 2009 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A-3. Invocation
3. Invocation

Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment
A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
5. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Presentation Revision
D-8.   Financial Review: Self-Insured Employee Benefits Plan

Consent Addition
F-24.   Teaching American History Grant Award

Consent Revisions
F-18.   Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchase Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
F-22.   Job Descriptions: Literacy Coaches & Facilitator
F-36.   2009-2010 School Resource Office Agreements

Consent Deletion
Student Expulsions

Information Revisions
H-42.   Approve the New Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) Effective 2009-2010 through 2011-2012



Approve the published agenda for the July 14, 2009 School Board meeting 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

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. Board Office/Superintendent

6. Oath of Office for Dr. Brian T. Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools for Brevard County

Minutes: School Board Attorney Harold Bistline gave the Oath of Office to Dr. Brian T. Binggeli, Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Binggeli took office on July 1, 2009.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Board Office/ Superintendent

7. Resolution: Heritage Parkway
Attachment: ParkwaySignageResolution.pdf

Christine Davis, Director of District Communications read the resolution supporting the multi-jurisdictional cooperation on Heritage Parkway.

Approve the resolution supporting the Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation on Heritage Parkway. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Compensation & Benefits

8. Financial Review: Self-Insured Employee Benefits Plan
Attachment: Financial Pres. to Bd. 7-14-09.pdf

Susan Standley, Director of Compensation & Benefits, gave a presentation regarding the Financial Review on the Self-insured Employee Benefits Plan.

Ms. Standley, recognized the 23 people that comprise the Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

9. 2009 School Grade/Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Presentation
Attachment: 2009 School Grades AYP presentation Board.pdf

Karen Schafer, Director of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation, and Neyda Riley, Assistant Director of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation gave a presentation on the 2009 School Grades and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

Mr. Jordan stated his concerns about the black students, economically disadvantaged students and student with disabilities that have not met AYP. He questioned what the district's plan is to help these students achieve this goal when it is a moving target.

Dr. Murray requested the district do more statistical analysis regarding the achievement gaps, to see if the gains are statistically significant or if they are due to chance. She stated her concern regarding what may appear to be a gain really is not. Dr. Murray also requested that the district explore software that would do more serious statistical analysis on student performance.

Ms. Kneessy requested Ms. Schafer explain to the Board and the viewing audience, that AYP came from No Child Left Behind and it had been adopted by Florida and some of its criteria and what the future is holding for it. She stated her concerns in regard to expecting everyone to be at 100 percent is unrealistic. Ms. Schafer gave a brief synopsis on what is being said at the state and federal levels.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that speaking to the Legislative Delegation over the concerns of AYP would be a good agenda item on June 21, 2009.


D. Facilities Services

10. Performance Contracting Update
Attachment: Staff Report 07.14.09.pdf

Ed Curry, Associate Superintendent of Facilities Services, gave an update to the Board on performance contracting.

Mr. Jordan stated that Mr. Curry's plan is a good one, especially due to the budget concerns of the upcoming year.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to commend Mr. Curry, facilities department, area superintendents and the building principals for the 14 percent reduction in the kilowatt hour usage.

E. Public Discussion
11. Public Discussion


The Chairman reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. He also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate the concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

  1. Robert Cruz, Local 1010, Viera - Welcome Dr. Binggeli, Superintendent
  2. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - Respect for Teachers
  3. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Welcome Dr. Binggeli, Superintendent, teacher and student needs.
  4. Martha Franco, Cocoa - Community Issues

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Approval of Minutes
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

13. Advertisement of the 2009-10 Tentative Budget
Attachment: 2009-10 Request to Advertise - Capital.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Request to Advertise - backup.pdf
F. Accounting Services

14. Warrants Written for the Month of June, 2009
Attachment: June 2009 Warrants.pdf
15. Increase in Cafeteria Petty Cash Fund for Clearlake Middle School
F. School Food and Nutrition

16. 2009 Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities (SFA)
Attachment: Brevard County School Board.pdf
Attachment: Brevard County 2009 Equipment Assistance Grant Application.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

17. Surplus Property
Attachment: JUL_14_09.pdf
18. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchase Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: 09-046BM Playground Surfacing Material.pdf
Attachment: 09002LH Virtual Instruction Program with FL. DOE Approved Providers (Part-time 9-12).pdf
Attachment: 09-039JJ Air Conditioning & Heating Supplies.pdf
Attachment: 09-042BP Cafeteria Bread.pdf
Attachment: SSA #1001 Amercian Education Corp - Student Services.pdf
Attachment: 09-037JJ Paint.pdf
Attachment: 09-044BP Cafeteria Paper Products.pdf
19. Resolution Relating to Florida Education Purchasing Consortium
Attachment: BCSB Resolution.pdf
Attachment: Interlocal Participation Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Florida Education Purchasing Consortium Bylaws.pdf
F. Transportation

20. School Bus Lease with Sculptor Charter School and Imagine Schools of West Melbourne
Attachment: imagine schools 09-10.pdf
Attachment: Sculptor Charter Lease 09-10.pdf
Attachment: addl exhibit A.pdf
21. School Bus Routes 2009/2010
Attachment: bus route projections 2009-10.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Job Descriptions: Literacy Coaches & Facilitator
Attachment: LiteracyJobDescriptionsRev.pdf
23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 07-14-09.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

24. Teaching American History Grant Award
Attachment: FINAL Abstract.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

25. Supplemental Eduction Services Provider/District Contract
Attachment: SES Contract FY10.pdf
26. 2009-2010 Even Start Continuation Application
Attachment: Executive Summary for Even Start Grant 2010.pdf
27. Interagency Agreement with Eckerd Youth Alternatives
Attachment: Eckerd Agreement.pdf
F. Student Services

29. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

30. Adults with Disabilities Grant 2009-2010
Attachment: 09-10 RFAfilled in 6-22-09.pdf
F. Area III Superintendent

31. Consultant Agreement - Endeavour Elementary - Susan Pearson - Highly Effective Teaching
Attachment: S Peterson.pdf
Attachment: Contract SPearson 6_09.pdf
32. Consultant Agreement - Cocoa High School - Norm Bossio
Attachment: Bossio.pdf
Attachment: Consultant Bossio.pdf
F. Project Management

33. Utility Easement - Florida Power & Light - Cocoa High School
Attachment: Utiltiy Easement - FPL - Cocoa High School.pdf
F. Plant Operation & Maintenance

34. Demolish/DCR 23 District Owned Portable Classrooms
35. Utility Easement - Florida Power & Light - Space Coast Jr/Sr High School
Attachment: Utility Easement - FPL - Space Coast Jr-Sr High School.pdf
F. District Security

37. Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability 2008-09 Best Practices for Safety and Security Annual Self-Assessment
Attachment: 2008-2009 OPPAGA Report.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

38. Approval of Consent Agenda

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

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

28. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2008-2009
Attachment: 2008-2009 Annual Equity Update FINAL.pdf

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to state her concern regarding using numbers in the Advanced Placement classes in the Equity Plan. The Plan does not address the students being successful. Beth Thedy, Director of Middle Schools Programs, stated the district has to follow the State Department of Education (DOE) format for the Equity Plan and this is the template and the format that we are required to follow. The district is not permitted to deviate from the template and the DOE requires numbers and percentages.

Ms. Kneessy stated her concern about gender equity in athletics and the nine schools that are currently out of compliance. Ms. Thedy stated that the athletic directors do meet and the district is in the process of tightening up the monitoring of the gender equity piece.

Approve the 2008-2009 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. District Security

36. 2009-2010 School Resource Officer Agreements
Attachment: 2009-10 Unilateral Reimbursement SRO Contracts 5.21.09.pdf

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to address the issue in regard to having a lapse of having an School Resource Officer (SRO) at Heritage High School.

Andrea Alford, Director of District Security, explained the circumstances that surround the City of Palm Bay and staffing a SRO at Heritage High School.

Approve the School Resource Officer contracts that provide for a unilateral reimbursement cost of $29,500 per SRO for the 2009-10 school year with the following law enforcement agencies: Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne Police Departments. A total of 29 SROs will serve 16 high schools and 12 middle schools and 2 elementary schools.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: -----------------------------
The Chair for a BPS video break at 6:49 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:04 p.m.

G. Action
H. Information
H. Transportation

39. Space Coast Transit Coordination Agreement - June 1, 2009 through July 31, 2012
Attachment: scats Agreement 0910.pdf
H. Adult/Community Education

40. Adult Education Fee Increase
Attachment: 09-10 Workforce Fee Memo Attachment - Draft.pdf
H. Exceptional Education

41. Approve the New Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) Effective 2009-2010 through 2011-2012
Attachment: Final SP&P 2009-2012.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
42. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There are no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
43. Board Member Reports


Ms. Henderson noted that she took her father to Merritt Island High School to see Ms. Saigon and stated the we have some incredible talent in this county.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she attended the shuttle launch with Dr. Binggeli.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that she was named the 2009 Brevard County School Night Chairperson for the Boy Scouts. She noted the events the Scouts have been involved in over the years and how that we could get them better access to our schools.

Dr. Murray requested that district look into the policy on how we allow our schools to be utilized by our community members, especially when they give back to the schools like the Boy Scouts have done.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he was out of town at a Boston Red Sox game in Massachusetts.

Mr. Jordan noted he also attended Ms. Saigon and how well the students performed. He stated that one of the best things that the district did was to build the auditoriums because it gives the students the experience and keeps them in school.




L. Superintendent's Report
44. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli stated that he did not have a formal report but expressed his sincere appreciation to the many people in the organization and the community that have welcomed him and his family. He noted that he feels honored to be in Brevard and serve in the role of Superintendent.

M. Adjournment
45. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of July 14, 2009 was adjourned at 7:11 p.m.