08-01-2013 First Public Budget Hearing


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 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 4, 2013. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

I. Opening Exercises
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, called the First Public Hearing to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

II. Presentation
3. 2013-14 Proposed Millage Levy and Tentative Budget
Attachment: All Funds Aug.2013 .pdf
Attachment: By Cost Aug. 2013 .pdf
Attachment: First Public Hearing Presentation 2013-14.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Brian T. Binggelli, Superintendent of School, introduced Ms. Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, who presented an overview of the Proposed Tentative Budget which included:

  • Presentation Outline
  • Brevard's Tax Roll Growth & Decline
  • Tax Roll History and Projections
  • Tax Roll Changes (2012-13 vs. 2013-14)
  • History of School Board Millage Levy
  • Proposed Millage Changes
  • Proposed 2013-14 Millage
  • Rolled-Back Rate Details
  • Proposed Millage vs. Rolled-Back Rate
  • Tax on Residential Home Scenario #1- #3
  • Millage Decrease & Tax Roll Increase
  • Proposed Tentative Budget
  • Student Growth/Decline
  • History of Student Membership/Parents Working at KSC or CCAFS
  • History of Change in Employee Positions (Actual 2012-13 vs. Proposed 2013-14)
  • Head Start Employee Positions
  • History of Change in Employee Positions (Actual 2007-08 vs. Proposed 2013-14)
  • Operating Budget Revenue
  • 2013-14 FEFP Funding Issues
  • Base Student Allocation & District Cost Differential
  • Capital Projects Revenue
  • Capital Projects Expenditures
  • Timeline
  • Format of Budget Books
  • Contact Information

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray opened the floor for Board discussion. As there were no questions from the Board, Dr. Murray pointed out that the budget books are available online.  Ms. Preston confirmed that all past and current budget information is available on the District's webpage.  Ms. Preston also indicated that budget books are available in the reference part of all our Public Libraries back to 1968-69.


III. Public Hearing
4. Public Hearing

Minutes: 

A.  2013-14 Proposed Millage Levy

Chairman Dr. Murray opened the public hearing. No individuals requested to address the proposed millage levy. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed.

B.   2013-14 Tentative Budget

Chairman Dr. Murray opened the public hearing. No individuals requested the proposed millage levy. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed.



IV. Superintendent's Recommendation
5. Adopt Proposed 2013-14 Millage Rates

Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Murray, recognized Superintendent Dr. Binggeli who proceeded to read into the record the recommendations for the 2013-14 millage rates, the tentative 2013-14 budget and the Board authorization for actions to be taken by the Superintendent.

Motions:

Adopt proposed 2013-14 Millage rates of:

Operating Fund
Required Local Effort  5.358
Local Discretionary  0.748
Capital Outlay  1.500
Total:  7.606

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

6. Adopt the 2013-14 Tentative Budget


Motions:

Adopt the 2013-14 Tentative Budget of:

Operating 541,230,596
Special Revenue 86,733,978
Debt Service 42,497,964
Capital Outlay 88,925,982
Enterprise 8,131,799
Subtotal 767,520,319
Less Transfers 39,737,919
Total 727,782,400
Internal Service 76,512,108

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

7. Authorize the Superintendent to take the Following Actions

Minutes: 

Prior to the adjournment of the Hearing, the following statement was read into the record by Chairman Dr. Murray:

THE PROPOSED 2013-14 MILLAGE RATE NECESSARY TO FUND THE TENTATIVE BUDGET IS LESS THAN THE ROLLED-BACK RATE BY 2.43%.

------------------------------------
Chairman, Dr. Murray, shared some updates with the Board in regards to the following:

  • School Board Attorney's Contract 
    • Dr. Murray has met with Mr. Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, who will be presenting the Board with an updated contract in the near future so that it can be updated. 
  • Administrative Assistant to the Board

-------------------------------------

 



Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to take the following actions:

1.  Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Proposed 2013-14 Millage and Rolled-Back Rates:

Operating Fund Rolled-Back Rates:
Required Local Effort 5.3903
Local Discretionary 0.9610
Capital Outlay Rolled-Back Rate 1.4443
Total Rolled-Back Rate 7.7956

2.  Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Final Public Hearing on September 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Educational Service Facility, Viera.

3.  Adjust the revenues and expenditures, if necessary, prior to the Final Public Hearing.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

9. Approval of Brevard County v. District School; Conflict Resolution; Waiving Deadlines Under Chapter 164 Florida Statute

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray turned the meeting over to Mr. Bistline who updated the Board on our ongoing dispute resolution process with the County, City of Titusville and City of Cocoa regarding their Local Agreement.  Mr. Bistline explained that they have had a couple of staff meetings and he requested a motion from the Board to waive the statutory timelines, which is authorized by the Florida Statute.

Mr. Ziegler asked Mr. Bistline the implications of not extending the deadline.  Mr. Bistline explained that we he believes there isn't any reason to do this yet as we are having productive meetings with the staff and thinks that we can resolve some of the issues regarding the Interlocal Agreement and move forward.



Motions:
Waive Timeline-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp-
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler-


V. Adjournment
8. Adjournment

Minutes: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

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








Secretary

Chair