08-02-2012 First Public Budget Hearing


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, August 2, 2012, 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 12, 2012. 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 Budget Hearing to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Roll Call

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

II. Presentation
3. Presentation: 2012-2013 Proposed Millage Levy and Tentative Budget
Attachment: 2012-13 Proposed Tentative Budget - Cost Center, August 2, 2012.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Proposed Tentative Budget - All Funds, August 2, 2012.pdf
Attachment: First Public Hearing - August 2, 2012.pdf

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray recognized Dr. Brian T. Binggeli who introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services. Ms. Preston presented an overview of the 2012-2013 tentative budget, which included:

Brevard's Tax Roll Decline
Tax Roll Changes 2011-12 vs. 2012-2013
History of Millage Levy
Proposed Millage Changes
Proposed 2012-2013 Millage
Proposed Millage vs. Rolled-Back
Tax on Home Scenarios
Millage Decrease & Tax Roll Decline
Proposed Tentative Budget
Operating Budget Revenue
2012-2013 Budget
Recurring Cuts to Budget
Change in District Cost Differential (DCD)
2012-2013 FEFP Funding Issues
Base Student Allocation & District Cost Differential
Student Growth
History of Student Membership
Students with Parents Working at KSC or CCAFS- Historical Totals
History of Change in Employee Positions
Head Start Employee Positions
History of Change in Employee Positions Without Head Start
Capital Projects Revenues
Capital Projects Expenditures
Format of Budget Books
Next Steps

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray opened the floor for Board discussion.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Ms. Preston on how the district ended up with the fund balance in the capital budget that we have carried from year to year.  Ms. Preston explained that it was a combination of things. She noted the Board had an aggressive seven year facilities plan which has not been completely finalized.  Ms. Preston noted the district borrowed money for the projects and as the projects were completed the money was expended from the balance. There were times when it took two to three years.  She stated that in some cases it was PECO, Tax Roll or additional tax dollars that were not spent.  Ms. Preston stated that when you look at the fund balance, there are some dollars that you have to be stringently tracked because they are designated for a particular purpose or must be expended on particular projects over the next several  years.

Dr. Binggeli stated that some of those dollars came when projects were under budget.

Ms. Henderson asked if there were any chance that the state was going to change the District Cost Differential (DCD).

Ms. Preston stated that there is a chance and explained what happened in Volusia with the modification in the formula as well as other adjustments.  She noted that if the state made any major change that would have to implement a hold harmless to ween a district off the DCD over a three year period of time. Which is what has been done historically.

Dr. Krupp noted a potential error on page 15 of the presentation regarding the Millage Decrease & Tax Roll Decline. He thought that it should be a negative(-) $3,472,371 in the Difference of the Dollars Generated row.  Ms. Preston concurred and made note of the error.   Dr. Krupp stated that he wanted to make sure the public was receiving the correct information.

III. Public Hearing
4. Public Hearing


A.   2012-2013 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.   2012-2013 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 2012-2013 Millage Rates

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Murray recognized Superintendent Dr. Binggeli who proceeded to read into the record the recommendations for the 2012-2013 millage rates, the tentative 2012-2013 budget and the Board authorization for actions to be taken by the Superintendent.


Adopt propsed 2012-13 millage rates of:

Operating Fund:
     Required Local Effort 5.598
     Local Discretionary 0.748
     Discretionary Critical Needs (Operating) 0.250
Capital Outlay 1.500
Total: 8.096


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

6. Adopt the 2012-2013 Tentative Budget


Adopt the 2012-13 Tentative Budget of:

    Operating                       $538,855,429 
    Special Revenue                 92,652,846
    Debt Service                      45,605,932
    Capital Outlay                     98,886,591
    Enterprise                            8,097,708
        Subtotal                      $784,098,506
    Less Transfers                    44,219,062
        Total                           $739,879,444

Internal Service                    $  75,723,193

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

7. Authorize the Superintendent to take the Following Actions


Authorize the Superintendent to take the following actions:

1.  Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Proposed 2012-13 millage and the following Rolled-Back Rates:

Operating Fund Rolled-Back Rates:

              Required Local Effort         5.7172

              Local Discretionary            1.0163
Capital Outlay Rolled-Back Rate       1.5276

Total Rolled-Back Rate                    8.2611

2. Notify both the Propoerty Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Final Public Hearing on September 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Facility, Viera.

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

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

V. Adjournment
8. Adjournment


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


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:24 p.m.