08-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday,August 9, 2016, 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 28, 2016. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Misty Belford, John Craig, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Michelle Irwin, assistant superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2016-0809Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn read into record the items on the Supplemental Agenda which are items that have been added or changed since the agenda was first published to the public.

Revisions

  1. Item A-5 on Administrative Staff Recommendations

Additions

  1. Item F-17 on School Improvement Grant - Intent to Apply
  2. Item I-27 on District Security Shelter Plan Update


Motions:
Adopt the August 9, 2016 Regular School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
5. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn welcomed and introduced newly appointed administrative staff:
Each was given time to address the audience and introduce family friends and colleagues who were in attendance.

  1. Meara Trine
  2. Michael Guevara
  3. Erik Linde
  4. Todd Rassman
  5. Matthew Tucker
  6. Maggie Rassel
  7. Jennifer Shockley
  8. Jennifer Dames
  9. Shannon Sejeck


Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the retirement of Linda L. Piccolella from the position of Principal on Assignment in Government and Community Relations, effective October 31, 2016.

The appointment of Magali C. Rassel to the position of Principal at Challenger 7 Elementary, on annual contract, effective September 2  2016. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer M. Shockley from the position of Guidance Service Professional at DeLaura Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Jackson Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 10, 2016. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer T. Dames from the position of Math/Science Coach at Coquina Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Jackson Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 10, 2016. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of Shannon G. Sejeck from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Stone Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Stone Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 10, 2016. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Brevard Schools Foundation

6. Recognition of Andretti Thrill Park

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn explained how the partnership between Andretti Thrill Park and Brevard Schools Foundation was formed five years ago and how this program quickly became a big success.  Each time a student or staff member uses a discount Fun Card, $2 is returned to Brevard Schools Foundation as a donation.

He introduced Eddie Hamann, managing member of Andretti Thrill Park, Melanie Cardona, sales and marketing manager of Andretti Thrill Park, as well as Janice Kershaw, executive director of Brevard Schools Foundation. Dr. Blackburn asked Ms. Kershaw to let everyone know about the major milestone that has been achieved.

Ms. Kershaw let everyone know that with just the Fun Cards that students have used so far, Andretti has now donated back a cumulative total of $75,000.  She presented a certificate of appreciation to Mr. Hamann and Ms. Cardona.

Mr. Hamann was invited to give some remarks.

 

 


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
7. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler reminded the speakers that the maximum allotted time for each speaker is three minutes. Clarification of information presented and answers to questions specific to district business and educational matters will be posted on the School Board's website under the section called "4 The Record."

Speakers in order of appearance:

Dan Bennett - Two facts, one opinion

Anthony Colluci - Teacher pay raises


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

8. Approval of Minutes
Attachment: 2016-0719 Draft Minutes Regular Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 2016-0720 Supt. Eval. Work Session.pdf
Attachment: 2016-0728 First Public Budget Hearing Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2016-0728 Special Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
F. Accounting Services

9. Warrants for the Month of June 2016
Attachment: Warrant List - June 2016.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

10. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 08-09-16.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters 08-09-16.pdf
F. Transportation

11. School Bus Routes 2016-2017
Attachment: Route Projections 2016-2017.pdf
F. Human Resources

12. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 08-09-16.pdf
13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-09-16.pdf
F. Equity, Innovation & Choice

14. Amend the Contracts for Odyssey Charter and Odyssey Preparatory Academy
Attachment: Orion Preparatory Charter Contract - Governance.pdf
15. To Rename Brevard Adult and Community Education Centers to One Name for Uniformity in the District
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

16. Field Trip - Endeavour Elementary - NOBCChE Conference - STEM Academic Bowl in Raleigh, NC
Attachment: Endeavour STEM Conference Schedule Raleigh 2016.pdf
Attachment: Endeavour Elem STEM Raleigh Memo.pdf
17. School Improvement Grant-Intent to Apply
Attachment: SIG 4 Cohort Application.pdf
F. Facilities Services

18. Waive Facility Use Agreement Fees for Computers Advancing Education at Whispering Hills
Attachment: Facility Use Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Whispering Hills Floor Plan.pdf
Attachment: Florida Today Article.pdf
F. Project Management

19. DeLaura Middle School - Phase II HVAC Renewal - Close-Out
Attachment: DeLaura OEF209.pdf
20. Sherwood Elementary School - Chiller Replacement - Close-Out
Attachment: Sherwood OEF 209.pdf
21. Palm Bay Elementary School - Chiller/Roof Replacement - Close-Out
Attachment: Palm Bay ES OEF 209.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

22. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the August 9, 2016 Regular School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

23. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - PB 17-PB-011-DR - Purchasing Card Services.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Piggyback (PB) below:

a - PB #17-011-DR - Purchasing Card Services - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - Revenue

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

24. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 17-020-WH - Certiport Universal Licenses.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 17-021-DR - Silvana Peralta-Ramos.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 17-017-WH - VendorLink.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Sales and Service Agreements (SSAs) below:

a - SSA #17-020-WH - Certiport Universal License - Career & Technical Education - Operating - Other - $236,921.00

b - SSA #17-021-DR - Silvana Peralta-Ramos - Equity, Innovation, and Choice - Other Sources - $45,000.00

c - SSA #17-017-WH - VendorLink - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - Operating - Other - $2,900.00

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Financial Services

25. Revisions to Policy 6480 - Expenditures
Attachment: 6480 - Expenditures Current Policy.pdf
Attachment: 6480 - Expenditures Updated Policy Track Changes 8-9-16.pdf
Attachment: 6480 - Expenditures Updated Policy Clean Copy 8-9-16.pdf
Attachment: NEOLA Policy 6480 Template.pdf
Attachment: NEOLA Policy Change Sheet.pdf
H. Student Services

26. 2016-2018 School Health Services Plan
Attachment: 2016-2018 School Health Plan- Signature page.pdf

I. Staff Reports
27. District Security Shelter Plan Update
Attachment: 2016-17 Shelter Plan Presentation.pdf
Minutes: 

Major Linda Moros, head of School and District Security and Dr. Mark Mullins, Chief Operating Officer, provided the Board and the public with an update on the District's emergency shelter plans in the event of a hurricane.


J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
28. Board Member Reports and Discussion Points

Minutes: 

Board members felt that schools were ready for the first day.  Appreciation was expressed to everyone who  worked to ensure a successful opening day.

Mrs. Henderson asked the Board if they wanted her to compile a list of legislative priorities.  Mrs. Belford asked for her to request input from staff as well.  There was consensus from the Board for Mrs. Henderson to proceed.

Regarding the District's stance on ESSA, Mrs. Belford asked if the Board wanted to send an official letter to Pam Stewart supporting the position of both FADSS and FSBA.  The Board agreed.

Mrs. Kneessy asked for Dr. Blackburn to look into registration procedures and find out if anything had changed.  She wanted to make sure that registration was as quick and painless as possible.

Mr. Craig was concerned that the Board was not addressing issues and that they should be having more workshops.  Topics he brought up were legislative priorities, BFT, school debt forgiveness, budget priorities and legal issues. He encouraged each Board member to email his or her priorities for topics and expressed that they should meet within the next few weeks.

Mrs. Kneessy commented that she wanted information on how BPS students did on the ACT.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
29. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn said he was looking forward to participating in the excitement of the first day of school.  He and Mrs. Kneessy will begin their day by riding a school bus to Sea Park and then he will proceed to visit Holland, Bayside, Johnson, Saturn and Astronaut.

Dr. Blackburn attended the first annual Innovation and Transportation Summit for Adult Education.  He said it was an outstanding event.

He shared some highlights from various departments.

Students Services

  • Held a Leadership Symposium on July 26
  • To complement the symposium, Student Services also held a discipline training at Viera High on August 1st.

Facilities Services

  • Successfully completed 11 planned surtax school renewal projects with a budget of over $23 million this summer
  • Relocated the pedestrian/bicycle path serving Tropical Elementary away from South Courtenay Parkway to increase student safety.
  • Resolution of a long-standing traffic management and safety issue on Fisk Boulevard in Rockledge by the reconfiguration and expansion of the parent drop-off and pick-up loop at Andersen Elementary
  • Had the first meeting of an internal Capital Allocation Committee on August 4, to begin the process of recommending a 10-Year Capital Plan to the Board.

Financial Services

  • Budget, Cost Accounting and FTE successfully appealed a finding in the 2013-2014 FTE audit and recovered 20 FTE.
  • Accounting Services successfully increased ePayables rebate by approximately $190,000 by initiating payments for utility services by credit card through ePayables.

Innovation, Equity and Choice

  • Fourth year of no-cost extension for the MSAP (Magnet Schools Assistance Program) grant.

Educational Technology

  • School Technology Renovations:
    • Rocklege HS has completed all construction for Technology Infrastructure Renewal. Currently under CRI review audit for projects over $1 million.
    • Atlantis ES Technology Infrastructure Renewal construction began in July 2016. Anticipating substantial completion by winter break.
    • Melbourne HS, Longleaf ES, and Meadowlane Primary Technology Infrastructure Renewal designs are nearing completion. Board presentation of such will be staggered over the next quarter as each progresses.
  • Classroom Cabling Equity:
    • Project is to install wireless access point cabling for every classroom. Currently 60% of our schools are outfitted with supported cabling. E-rate discount equipment application is made for access points in every classroom is approved in early winter.
  • Computer Replacements:
    • 2,000 computers were replaced with surtax funding in 2016.
    • Server Replacements:
    • 35 applications servers were replaced to support district security storage initiatives.

M. Adjournment
30. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler adjourned the meeting at: 6:51 p.m.

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








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