08-02-2012 Special School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

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.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the Special School Board meeting to order at 5:19 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray requested a moment of silence for the following teachers:

  1. Colin Bateman, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School (new employee)
  2. Michael Crawford, Jackson Middle School
  3. James Brown, Rockledge High School (husband of Rosette Brown, Principal of McNair Middle School)
  4. Lynda Bell, Palm Bay High School

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

Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communication, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Agenda
F-6.  Instructional Staff Recommendation



Motions:
Approve the agenda of the Special School Board meeting of August 2, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. Binggeli took this time to introduce to the public and staff; Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications to Brevard Public Schools.

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
F. Consent
F. Human Resources

6. Instructional Staff Recommendations
F. Approval of Consent

7. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the consent agenda of the August 2, 2012 School Board meeting with the exception of the item pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Transportation

5. School Bus Routes 2012-2013
Attachment: route projections (2).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp pulled this item to express his concern as it relates to the student membership and loss of bus routes.  He also brought up the safety concern of teenage parents and their infants that ride the bus.

Mr. Ziegler stated he never thought of the district transporting infants and did not know if the longer or shorter bus was safer for the infant. He also wanted to know how we secure the infant seat since there are no seat belts on the buses.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray recessed the Special meeting at 5:29 p.m. for the time certain First Budget Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m.

The Special Meeting of August 2, 2012 was reconvened at 6:24 p.m.
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Mike Connors, Director of Transportation, stated that there is a device in the school buses that secure the infant car seats that is accordance with law. He explained that the car seat can be forward facing or rear facing or the integrated seat is utilized.  Mr. Connors responded to Dr. Krupp's concerns and explained the in the North Area the bus routes are transition from efficient to more efficient as the routes are being redone. He noted that the district is still in the process of accepting students and the routes are being adjusted. Mr. Connors also noted that we know none of the Head Start numbers at this time. He stated that as we go through the next three weeks, we will continue to adjust routes for the efficiency.

Ms. Henderson questioned if there is a decrease in the number of bus drivers since there is a decrease in the number of routes.  Mr. Connor stated that through attrition we have had a decrease but we are in good shape in the three transportation areas.  He stated that we are at the minimum for the Central Area Transportation but no employee has been adversely affected by the bus reductions this year.

Ms. Kneessy had a question about transportation for those students attending Brevard Community College (BCC). Mr. Connor stated that he would have to look into the information to make sure that the routes were not inadvertently left off the list. Ms. Henderson showed Ms. Kneessy where the information could be found on the attachment. 



Motions:
Approve the projected 393 bus routes by area for school year 2012-2013.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
L. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
8. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli  mentioned that the recent adminsitrative positions filled on July 17, 2012 and on August 2, 2012 will be recognized at the August 28, 2012 School Board Meeting. 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray wished everyone a successful beginning of the school year.

The Special School Board meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.







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