07-31-2008 Special Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, July 24, 2008 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: Chairmen Kershaw called the special meeting of July 31, 2008 to order at 5:15 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Larry Hughes, Robert Jordan, Janice Kershaw, Amy Kneessy, Barbara Murray

A-3. Invocation
A-4. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Kershaw led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of the Agenda


Dr. DiPatri read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Additions
F-6.    Extention of Superintendent, Dr. Richard A. DiPatri's Employment Agreement

Consent Revisions

F-5.     Instructional Staff Recommendations



Adopt the special meeting agenda of July 31, 2008 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

F. Consent
F. Human Resources

5. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff Attachment 07-31-08.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

6. Extension of Superintendent, Dr. Richard A. DiPatri's Employment Agreement
F. Approval of Consent

7. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of consent items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Larry Hughes
Second: Robert Jordan
Barbara Murray- Aye
Larry Hughes- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Janice Kershaw- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. DiPatri took this opportunity to congratulate the instructional personnel listed under Item F-5.

Items Pulled for Discussion
H. Information
M. Adjournment
8. Adjournment


Ms. Kershaw stated she and Ms. Kneessy attended the Value Adjustment Board meeting. She mentioned that the law has been changed to include a School Board appointed citizen on the committee. Ms. Kershaw suggested the Board follow the same process used for the Planning and Zoning Board appointee.

Ms. Kershaw stated the law requirement takes effect on September 1, 2008 and the qualification of the appointee has to be a business owner. If the Board agrees with the process then the staff can move forward with a board item.

Mr. Jordan and Mr. Hughes asked for clarification about the process and the qualification.

Ms. Kershaw stated the Board should also have an alternate citizen because of the requirements of a quorum. The VAB also changed from having two Board Members serve on the Value Adjustment Board to one Board Member.

Dr. DiPatri suggested District I give the appointee and District II give the alternate.

The Board agreed with Dr. DiPatri's recommendation.

Ms. Kershaw asked the Board Secretary to make a note for the organizational meeting in November.

Ms. Kneessy stated there will be an increased cost on the Value Assessment Board and the cost will be split between the County Commission and the School Board. We can no longer, as of September 1, 2008, use a county attorney; we have to hire someone from the outside and pay his or her hourly rate.

The special meeting of July 31, 2008 was adjourned at 5:24 p.m.