08-13-2013 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 6, 2013. 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


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the August 13, 2013 School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


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

Chairman Dr. Murray requested a moment of silence for James Melia, Assistant Principal at West Shore Junior Senior High, Kenneth Gaslin, former Principal at Meritt Island High and Grace Lewallen, Certified Head Custodian at Sherwood Elementary, who recently passed away.

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

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

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

F-8.      Student Expulsion

F-18.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-20.   SSA #14-048-WH - iAssessment, LLC, dba Truenorthlogic Agreement


Approve the August 13, 2013 School Board agenda and it's revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy amended the motion for the adoption of the agenda to move the staff reports(History Textbooks and Flag Etiquette) under the presentation section of the agenda.



Approve the August 13, 2013 School Board agenda and it's revisions.

Move the staff reports to the presentation section of the agenda (History Textbooks and Flag Etiquette).

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

Motion Minutes: 

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Board Office/Superintendent

5. Administrative Staff Appointment Recognitions


Dr. Binggeli recognized administrative staff members who were appointed during the summer months. 

Board Members gave a special recognition to Jackie Joy, Administrative Assistant to the School Board, for the valuable years of service she provided to the Board and wished her success in future endeavor's.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Curriculum and Instruction

36. History Textbooks


Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent, introduced Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, who gave a presentation to the Board and viewing audience. 

Ms. Van Meter explained the State's process when adopting textbooks and shared language that is in the Department of Education's statutes.  She also informed the Board of the School Board of Brevard County's process when adopting textbooks.

Ms. Van Meter turned the presentation over to Chris Spinale, Resource Teacher for High School Social Studies, who shared his involvement in the adoption process over the past several months.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board in reference to their areas of concern and possible resolution.

37. Flag Etiquette


Ms. Van Meter shared with the Board and viewing audience information regarding proper flag etiquette for the pledge of allegiance, national anthem, and graduation ceremonies.

E. Public Comment
6. Public Comment


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes for each speaker. She also stated that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

  1. Jo Ann Aaron Crosby, Palm Bay - Common Core
  2. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Union Matters
  3. Col. (retired) Bill Prince, Melbourne - World History Textbooks
  4. Martha Franco, Cocoa - Community School Issues
  5. J.D. Colluer, Cocoa - Textbook Issue
  6. Dan Bennett, BFT - Test Scores

Dr. Murray thanked this evening's speakers and mentioned that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a break at 7:36 p.m.  The Regular School Board Meeting was reconvened at 7:49 p.m.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

7. Approval of Minutes
8. Student Expulsion
Attachment: 8.13.13 Expulsion.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Accounting Services

9. Warrants for the Month of June, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - June 2013.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

10. Property Disposal
Attachment: Aug. 13 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: Aug. 13 Board Letters.pdf
F. Human Resources

12. Job Description - Geographic Information Services Supervisor
Attachment: Supervisor - GIS.pdf
13. Job Description - Family Services Manager - Head Start
Attachment: Manager - Head Start Family Services.pdf
14. Job Description - Accounting Specialitst III - Head Start
Attachment: AcctSpec3HeadStart.pdf
15. Job Description - Teacher-Trainer
Attachment: Teacher-Trainer.pdf
16. Job Description - Coordinator-Timekeeping/Payroll
Attachment: Coord-Payroll.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 08-13-13 - Amended2.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-13-13.pdf
19. Head Start Organizational Structure
Attachment: HeadStartOrgChart.pdf
20. SSA #14-048-WH - iAssessment, LLC, dba Truenorthlogic Agreement
Attachment: SSA 14-048-WH - Truenorthlogic - Human Resources - Agreement.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

21. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report
F. Students at Risk

22. School Board of Brevard County and North Carolina Outward Bound School, Contract for Educational Services
Attachment: SSA 13-470-CO Outward Bound.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

23. Request from the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council to Access Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: Girl Scouts - attachment 501(c)3.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts of Citrus Council - Application.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts - Attachments 1-3.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts - Blue Book of Basic Documents.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

24. Astronaut High School Field Trip to New York City
F. Project Management

25. Palm Bay High School Mechanical Upgrades at Law Academy Building
Attachment: Bid Documentation & Budget Worksheet PBHS Bldg 9 HVAC.pdf
26. Titusville High School Stormwater Improvements Change Order #1
Attachment: Change Order #1 Titusville HS Stormwater.pdf
27. Rockledge High School - Roof Replacement at McLarty Stadium Restrooms
Attachment: McLarty Restrooms Roof Replacement GMP & Budget Sheet.pdf
28. R.L. Stevenson Elementary Change Order #1 for 2013 Food Service Capital Projects
Attachment: RL Stevenson EL Change Order #1 Food Service 2013 Project.pdf
29. DeLaura Middle School Change Order #1 for 2013 Food Service Capital Projects
Attachment: DeLaura MS Change Order #1 Food Service 2013 Project.pdf
30. Delaura Middle School Change Order #2 for 2013 Food Service Capital Projects
Attachment: DeLaura MS Change Order #2 Food Service 2013 Project.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

31. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approve the consent agenda of August 13, 2013 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

11. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 13-B-020-CJ - A1.pdf
Attachment: b - RFP 13-P-077-CO - Pharmacy Benefits Management Services.pdf
Attachment: c - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Art Explorers.pdf
Attachment: d - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Explorers University.pdf
Attachment: e - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Zoo Explorers.pdf
Attachment: f - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Zoo Explorers South.pdf
Attachment: g - Adults with Disabilities Agreements.pdf
Attachment: h - SACC Enrichment Programs Agreements.pdf
Attachment: i - School Based Mental Health Services for EBD Students.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 13-502-DK - Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc..pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 14-002-WH - Achieve3000.pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 14-047-WH - NCS Pearson, Inc..pdf
Attachment: m - Additional String Info.pdf

Mr. Ziegler spoke in reference to the Pharmacy Management Bid and wanted to provide the Board with an update.  He expressed his confidence in the staff's growth of knowledge in the review process and that he has had discussion with them pertaining to the top four bids. 

Mr. Ziegler explained that although Cigna is our current provider for Pharmacy Benefit Management, he hopes that they come back with the strongest bid as they have knowledge over the others bidders and are very in tuned with our concerns.  Mr. Ziegler wants to ensure that the staff scrutinize the contracts and would like to direct them to involve Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, and Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, in the process.

Mr. Ziegler moved to approve item F11.



Approve the Invitation to Bid (ITB) Amendment listed below:

a - ITB #13-B-020-CJ-A1 - Athletic Protective Equipment Reconditioning - District Wide

Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) Recommendation listed below:

b - RFP #13-P-077-CO - Pharmacy Benefits Management Services - Employee Benefits

Approve the Sales and Services Agreements (SSAs) and Amendments listed below:

c - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Art Explorers - Adult/Community Education

d - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Explorers University- Adult/Community Education

e - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Zoo Explorers - Adult/Community Education

f - 21st Century Community Learning Center - Zoo Explorers South- Adult/Community Education

g - Adults with Disabilities Agreements - Student Services

h - School Age Child Care (SACC) Enrichment Program Agreements - Curriculum & Instruction

i - School Based Mental Health for Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Students Agreements -  Student Services

j - SSA #13-502-DK - Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. - Bookfairs - District Wide

k - SSA #14-002-WH - Achieve3000 - Student Services

l - SSA #14-047-WH - NCS Pearson, Inc. - SuccessMaker - Mims Elementary

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

G. Action
G. Accounting Services

32. Proposed School Board Policies: Anti-Fraud, Facsimile Signatures, and Funds Management
Attachment: PROPOSED 2013 ANTI-FRAUD POLICY 5-21-13.pdf


Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to adopt/approve the proposed policies listed above.

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

H. Information
H. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

33. Master Inservice Plan 2013-14
Attachment: Chapter 1 of MIP Aug 2013.pdf
Attachment: Alpha Index 06-12-13.pdf
H. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

34. Contracted Services Agreement: Professional Communication Services, Inc., "He Chooses Not to Do It"
Attachment: T.Kowalski-Prof.Comm.Serv.9-9-13.pdf
35. Contracted Services Agreement: PCI Reading and Training, September 9, 2013
Attachment: PCI Reading-D.M.Tilley9-9-14-S.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
38. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
39. Board Member Reports


Dr. Krupp gave thanks for the wonderful dinner he had at Tuscany Grill while attending the recognition ceremony for Excellent Math Teachers. 

Dr. Krupp stated that he is already receiving questions from the community about the start of next school year (2014-15) in the event that we are not a High Performing District.  He commented on the need to review the calendar.  

Dr. Krupp explained that he has had the opportunity to visit a few schools already and will continue to visit schools this week to welcome them all and see how the process is going.  He wished a happy new year to all of the principals, students, teachers and support staff.


Ms. Henderson wished all teachers good luck for the new year.  She stated her awareness of a potential tough year with the new School Grades, but wanted to express that students are counting on them and she knows that they will do a great job.  Ms. Henderson thanked them for all they do. 


Ms. Kneessy stated that it is the staff that makes the district what it is and she feels fortunate to be a member of the School Board and for her children who attend Brevard Public Schools.  She expressed her appreciation for everyone who has worked so hard and she looks forward to seeing everybody during her visits to schools.


Mr. Ziegler explained that he attended the Exemplary Math and Science Teachers award ceremonies and is always impressed with the number of finalist from Brevard.  He is glad that we have such a high rate of excellent teachers and is thankful for what they do. 

Mr. Ziegler stated that he understands we are coming into a trying year and expressed that he would like to hear from teachers pertaining to their struggles.  He is looking forward to getting out to schools to really understand what is going on and what changes are in place.  He wished good luck to everyone.


Dr. Murray congratulated the Principal of the Year, Joe Loffek, and Assistant Principal of the Year, Kim Stockton. 

Dr. Murray wished faculty, staff, and administration a successful school year and expressed her awareness of how hard everyone works for the students in this community.  She also wished parents well and encouraged them to get involved with their school and take part in their child's education. 

L. Superintendent's Report
40. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli expressed that everyone at the schools and throughout the organization have done a great job getting things ready for students. He shared with the Board and viewing audience a brief welcome back video that he prepared with students from Rockledge High School.

Dr. Binggeli gave his promise to all students that they are the focus and we will do everything that we can to make their hopes and dreams a reality. He wished everyone a great school year.

M. Adjournment
41. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the School Board Meeting of August 13, 2013 at 8:05 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).