07-20-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32


Title
Resolution Authorizing Class Size Amendment Penalty Litigation and Retainer Agreement

Discussion
The Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Board of Directors granted approval for the FSBA to enter into litigation to challenge the new penalties imposed by the Legislature on school districts that have not fully complied with class size reduction requirements. The Resolution attached as Exhibit "A" authorizes the Brevard County School District to join the litigation as a Plaintiff and the Retainer Agreement attached as Exhibit "B" authorizes the employment of Meyer, Brooks, Demma and Blohm, P.A. as contracted counsel.

Recommendation
Adopt the Resolution attached as Exhibit "A" and approve Retainer Agreement attached as Exhibit "B".

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/20/2010

Authority for Action
Section 1001.41 F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

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Contact
Harold T Bistline, School Board Attorney, 639-0505


Attachment:  School Bd Class Size Agenda Item 7-20-10.pdf