08-12-2014 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 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 31, 2014. 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 Karen Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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

Dr. Murray was unable to attend.

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

Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Brian Binggeli read the following changes made to the agenda since it was first published:

Consent Addition:  F-22-Resolution of Step 5 Grievance of Employee, Teresa North

Chairman Henderson stated that Item F-11, Refunding of the District's Outstanding 2006A Certificates of Participation, must be approved prior to the beginning of the Time Certain meeting of the Leasing Corporation. She asked if there were any objections to the Board acting upon the Consent Agenda items first.  There were no objections and they proceeded with the consent items.

Approve the August 12, 2014 School Board agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
5. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: There were no administrative staff recommendations at the August 12, 2014 meeting.

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

6. Preliminary 2013-2014 Achievement Results


Dr. Binggeli provided the Board and viewing audience a presentation which included the following:

  • Total Achievement Points
  • Achievement Point Difference
  • Average Achievement Point Difference (Grouped by Free/Reduced Percentages)
  • Lowest 25% Learning Gains Difference
  • Florida Value-Added Model
  • 1-Year Aggregated VAM Math Results
  • Rigorous Curricula and Assessment
  • 76% of 2013-2014 BPS Graduates Participated in AP, IB, Cambridge, Industry Certification and/or Dual Enrollment.
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Comparison

Chairman Henderson called for a recess at 5:57 p.m. to begin the Time Certain Leasing Corporation meeting at 6:00 p.m. Chairman Henderson reconvened the meeting at 6:09 p.m.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

7. New Florida Assessments:FSA
Attachment: 2014-15 FSA Online Portal Presentation Board Mtg 8 12 14.pdf

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of the Office of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation gave a presentation on new Florida Standard Assessments which included:

  • 2014-15 Spring Testing Calendar by Grade Level
  • 2014-15 Spring Testing Calendar by Grade Level with Testing Windows
  • Purpose of the FSA Online Portal
  • Resources
    • Math Policy and Calculator Use
    • Test Design Summary/Blueprints
    • Draft Test Item Specifications
    • Writing Rubrics
    • Training Tests

Chairman Henderson called for a break at 6:42 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:50 p.m.

E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment


Chairman Henderson 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."

  • Kinley Nagle - Learning Disabilities
  • Dan Bennett, Vice-President, BFT - Labor Relations
  • Paul Chinaris - Member of School Insurance Advisory Committee - Committee Meeting Concerns

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

9. Approval of Minutes
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

10. Approval of Brevard Schools Foundation Board Member Mike LaFortune
Attachment: Mike LaFortune Bio.pdf
F. Accounting Services

11. Refunding of the District's Outstanding 2006A Certificates of Participation (COP)
Attachment: Preliminary Official Statement - 2014A 8-5-14.pdf
Attachment: 2014 School Board Resolution 8-5-14.pdf
Attachment: 2014A - Certificate Purchase Contract 8-5-14.pdf
12. Line of Credit (LOC) between the District and Wells Fargo Bank
F. School Food and Nutrition

13. 2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Attachment: FFVP Award Letter.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

14. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 14-B-072-DR Bus Driver Uniforms.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 13-235-CO-A1.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 13-506-KR-A3.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 14-048-WH - iAssessment, LLC, dba Truenorthlogic.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 14-601-KR - Mid Coast Officials Association, Inc. - Multisport Officials.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 14-649-DK - Rolling Readers Spacecoast, Inc..pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 15-004-KC - Sherrie Fries - LEAP.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 15-013-KC - Children's Home Society of Florida.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 15-020-KC - ECCI, LLC dba East Coast Contract Industries.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 15-032-CJ - Funtastic Kids LLC.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 15-067-KC - Ron Walker.pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 15-078-KC - State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration.pdf
Attachment: m - SSA 15-092-WH- NCS Pearson - Mims Elementary.pdf
Attachment: n - SSA 14-231-DR-A1 - CASPER Grants.pdf
Attachment: o - additional accounting strings.pdf
15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 8-12-14.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 8-12-14.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 8-12-14.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 8-12-14.pdf
F. Office of Professional Learning and Development

18. Consulting Agreement with Thinking Maps, Inc.
Attachment: Consultant Agreement- Thinking Maps 7-22-14.pdf
19. Master Inservice Plan 2014-2015
Attachment: DOC062614-06262014144444.pdf
F. School Choice

20. Amend the Contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy
Attachment: Pineapple Cove - Projected Enrollment by Grade Level.pdf
21. Approval of Campus Primary Charter Renewal Contract
Attachment: Campus Contract 2014-2018.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

22. Resolution of Step 5 Grievance of Employee, Teresa North
Attachment: Memorandum from SB Attorney.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

23. Approval of Consent

Approve the consent agenda of August 12, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
24. Board Member Reports


Chairman Henderson asked Board members to please include any information requests to be placed on Board Assigned Tasks during the Board Member Reports section. She also requested that Board members take a look at requests that are already assigned and get back with Ms. Escobar with the date the tasks  should be completed and if for some reason, the information is no longer needed, let Ms. Escobar know so that she can remove it.

First Ms. Kneessy thanked Dr. Thedy for reminding her of an inservice that she had signed up for in October that will assist with Ms. Kneessy's recertification. She encouraged the other Board members to take advantage of available inservice opportunities

Ms. Kneessy had two requests she wanted added to Board Assigned Tasks:

  1. She wanted asked staff to compile a list of what every marching band is charging across the district.  Additionally she wants to know what the money will be used for and who is collecting it.
  2. Additionally, Ms. Kneessy wants Ms. Irwin to investigate the possibility of an app to track homework assignments in lieu of the standard planners.  She stated that while some students will lose their planner, they will not lose their phones. She asked if the Board would support that.  Ms. Henderson said that as long as it was optional, it would be fine with her. There were no other comments.

L. Superintendent's Report
25. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli began by saying that two Saturdays ago he attended an event at Clearlake where the Brevard Schools Foundation provided backpacks and school supplies to Brevard students.  He said that it was a wonderful event and provided our students with much needed items to get them started in school.  

He also told the Board and viewing audience that he and Mr. Ziegler attended a similar event at Centerpoint Church in Palm Bay where over 2,000 children were provided  backpacks, haircuts and  dental screenings.

He explained that the Teacher Store opened today and that the Foundation has done a fantastic job and is a great addition.

M. Adjournment
26. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Henderson adjourned the meeting at 7:06 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).