08-13-2019 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida for its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.5:30 p.m.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

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

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the audience to join them.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: 

The Cocoa High Chorus, under the direction of Misty Martinez, performed the National Anthem.  The choir has the distinct honor of being invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York on October 12-15, 2019.  The students have been furiously fundraising to make the goal of  $85,000 in order to make the trip.  At the time of this Board meeting, they were still short of this goal.

Twelfth grade student, Luis Merced, led the Pledge of Allegiance and ninth grade student, Patrick Miller, provided some closing thoughts.

 


A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: 

Board members and Dr. Mullins provided recognized students, staff, community members and programs and acknowledged the value each provides to Brevard Public Schools.


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2019-0813 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins read into the record the changes on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes that occurred after the agenda was published to the public on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Revisions

  • A-7.  Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-11. Specialist-Safety and Security Support Personnel
  • F-16. Revised 2019-2020 MOU (District Security and SROs with Brevard County Sheriff)
  • H-31. FLDOE District Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development Grant

Additions

  • F-9. Student Expulsions

 



Motions:
Adopt the August 13, 2019 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins welcomed and congratulated the administrative staff members present and offered each time to make comments and introductions of family and friends who had accompanied them.



Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the position change of Sandra K. Marines from the position of Interim Principal, board approved on June 25, 2019, to the position of Principal at Sherwood Elementary School, effective on the issuance date of her certification of July 24, 2019.

Rescind the appointment of Diana DeVivio to the position of Director of Program Support, board approved on June 25, 2019.

The appointment of David C. Kendall to the position of Interim Short-term Assistant Principal at Palm Bay Magnet High School, effective August 14, 2019 for up to twelve (12) weeks. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.  

The reclassification/transfer of Shannon G. Sejeck from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Stone Magnet Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at South Alternative Learning Center, on annual contract, effective August 14, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of David C. Hamed from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Titusville High School to the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month) at Titusville High School, on annual contract, effective August 14, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. 

Accept the position change of Hilary Poole from the position of Interim Principal, board approved on July 9, 2019, to the position of Principal at Stone Magnet Middle School, effective on the issuance date of his certification of August 8, 2019.


 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Speakers were reminded that each had three minutes and  also of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance

  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher vacancies
  • Natalie Twine - Parent's review of teacher pay
  • Arthur Christianson-  Stevenson school activities and negative impact on neighborhood
  • Kathy West - Raise substitute pay 

F. Consent
F. Board Office

9. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2020-01S.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

10. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 08-13-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board List Letters 8-13-2019.pdf
F. Human Resources

11. Specialist - Safety & Security Support Personnel
Attachment: Specialist - School Safety.pdf (Confidential Item)
12. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff - 08-13-19.pdf
13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-13-2019.pdf
F. Student Support Services

14. BPS Mental Health Plan
Attachment: Copy of Mental Health Plan Budget Excel 07 25 19.pdf
Attachment: Mental Health Assistance Allocation Plan 2019 _ 20.pdf
F. District Operations

15. 2019-2020 School Resource Officers
Attachment: MOU-SRO Melbourne Beach 2019-2020 7.24.19.pdf
16. Revised 2019-2020 MOU - District Security and SROs with Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Attachment: Revised MOU with Brevard Sheriff signed Aug 2019 (002).pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

17. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Month of May 2019
Attachment: May 2019 Monthly Report_WFINANCIALS.pdf
F. Project Management

18. Bayside - High School - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Bayside ET and intercom GMP attachments.pdf
19. Sabal Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Attachment: Sabal soffit photo.pdf
Attachment: Sabal Soffit Repairs GMP Attachments.pdf
20. Stone Middle School - Construction Management Services - Additional Plumbing Services
Attachment: Stone lift station attachment.pdf
Attachment: Stone Lift Station Change Order #1.pdf
21. West Melbourne Maintenance Compound - DCR Portables N936 and T007
Attachment: Reusable Resources Center brochure.pdf
Attachment: West Melbourne Maintenance Compound Detail Aerial.pdf
Attachment: West Melbourne Elementary aerial.pdf
Attachment: West Melbourne Maintenance Compound Map of Proposed Changes-2019-07-25.pdf
22. Eau Gallie High School - Additional Design Build Services
Attachment: Eau Gallie Kitchen Change Order No. 3.pdf
Attachment: Eau Gallie Kitchen Change Order No. 4.pdf
23. Viera High School - Mechanical Engineering Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Viera HS MEP Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

24. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the August 13, 2019 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


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

25. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 19-927-B-JE - Uniform and Other Apparel, Catalog Discount Bid.pdf
Attachment: b - RFP 19-805-P-KR - Comprehensive Security Assessment 8-7-19.pdf
Attachment: c - 19-804-P-JE - Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Svcs.pdf
Attachment: d - 19-809-P-JE - Disaster Debris Inspection, Monitoring & Reporting.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below:

a - ITB 19-927-B-JE - Uniforms and Other Apparel, Catalog Discount Bid - Operations -$Various  - Operating Other 

Approve the Requests For Proposal (RFPs) below:

b - RFP 19-805-P-KR - Comprehensive Security Assessment - Operations - $458,664.50 -

c - RFP 19-804-P-JE - Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Services - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

d - RFP 19-809-P-JE - Disaster Debris Inspection, Monitoring & Reporting - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

26. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - 20-019-C-JW - Planning Through Collaboration.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreement below:

a - 20-019-C-JW - Planning Through Collaboration, LLC - Elementary Leading and Learning - $59,990.00 - Special Revenue Federal

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Labor Relations

27. Board Action on the Brevard Federation of Teachers 2018-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement Vote Held on August 9, 2019

Minutes: 

The results of the BFT bargaining agreement vote held on August 9, 2019 was as follows:

  • Approximate number of eligible voters:                          4,809
  • Void ballots:                                                                            2
  • Votes cast for YES:                                                             160
  • Votes cast for NO:                                                            4,886
  • Valid votes counted:                                                         4,046
  • A majority of valid votes counted has been cast for:           No

A vote by the Board was not taken as the Board. In accordance with Section 447.403, Florida Statutes, the Board is charged with the right to impose those items approved at the impasse hearing of June 24, 2019. The items to impose are as follows:

1. Recurring salary increases of $1,100 for those teachers rated “Highly Effective” on their 2017-2018 evaluation and $825 for those teachers rated “Effective.”  This raise is based on the results of the teachers’ evaluations for the 2017-2018 school year that were completed in the fall of 2018;
2. A non-recurring, one-time bonus for all teachers of $650;
3. A non-recurring, one-time bonus of $500 for first year teachers who have agreed to return to teach for the 2019-2020 school year; and
4. A supplement for Exception Student Education (ESE) teachers of $835 ($835 above the current ESE supplement of $165).”

Chairman Descovich reminded the Board as well as the BFT that under Section 447.403, the Board cannot impose the TA language because it was not included as part of the impasse process.  Accordingly, BPS and BFT will have to review those TA’s as part of the 2019-2020 negotiation process.”

Chairman Descovich continued that pursuant to Section 447.403(4)(e), Florida Statutes, no vote is to be taken since the Board already voted and resolved the disputed impasse issue during the June 24, 2019 impasse hearing.  As has been advised by  labor counsel, there is no prohibition in the statute to making the payments apply retroactively.



Motions:
-
 
Vote Results
Motion:
Second:

G. Educational Technology

28. Board Policy 7540.01 Technology Privacy
Attachment: 7540.01 Exec. Summ, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean, Admin. Procedures & Forms (for SB Info.) (7-8-19).pdf
Minutes: 

At 6:46 p.m., Chairman Descovich called for public comments regarding policies. 

There were no speakers present for policy 7540.01 Technology Privacy.



Motions:
Approve the revisions to Board Policy 7540.01 Technology Privacy- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

29. Board Policy 7540.08 Mobile Computing Device Assignment and Use
Attachment: 7540.08 Exec. Sum., Current, NEOLA, Redline, Admin. Procedures, Forms (for SB Info) (7-9-19).pdf
Minutes: There were no speakers present to address the proposed revisions to Board Policy 7540.08 Mobile Computing Device Assignment and Use.

Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 7540.08 Mobile Computing Device Assignment and Use- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

30. Board Policy 7540.11 Electronic Data Confidentiality
Attachment: 7540.11 Exec. Sum, Redline, Clean, Admin. Procedure (for SB Mtg) (7-9-19).pdf
Minutes: 

There were no speakers present concerning the revisions to Board Policy 7540.11 Electronic Data Confidentiality.

Chairman Descovich concluded public comments regarding policies at 6:48 p.m.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 7540.11 Electronic Data Confidentiality- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


H. Information
H. Office of Professional Learning and Development

31. FLDOE District Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development Grant
Attachment: 2019-20 BPS ILFD Narative.pdf
Attachment: 2019-20 BPS ILFD PPAF.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
32. Discussion Point - Suicide Prevention Funds

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich brought this item for discussion.  She commented that in 2016 one thousand dollars per high school was put into the budget for schools to bring in speakers as part of suicide prevention.  The funds are recurring. 

Chris Moore, assistant superintendent of Student Services, said that they would like to be able to expand and offer this service to middle schools and be more flexible to support schools with individual site needs for suicide prevention activities. That would mean dividing up the $16,000 among 28 schools.

Chairman Desovich was in agreement about allowing the use of the funds to be being more flexible.  She did request that a spreadsheet be prepared to see how the schools were using the funds.

Ms. McDougall wanted to make sure that someone was looking at the programs the schools might use to make sure they are viable and used with fidelity.  Ms. Moore explained that there is a process in place to vet the programs and/or speakers.

Mr. Susin said that by dividing the $16,000 among 28 sites, schools may not be able to afford to bring in quality resources.  He suggested leaving it at $1,000 per high school and look into other funding sources for middle schools.

There was some discussion of looking into grants and business partner funding as well as Sources of Strength.

Mr. Susin suggested asking the Brevard Schools Foundation to secure $12,000 from business donations to fund the middle schools.  He also mentioned the monies received from Space Coast Daily for using our vacant property for events. There may be some costs associated with utilizing that property that the District has to pay.  Ms. Descovich asked Ms. Hann to get a cost for the Board to review.

Ms. Belford suggested to move forward with $1,000 for high schools. Then if some additional dollars can be found; ask Ms. Moore to get feedback on whether or not those dollars would be beneficial in the middle schools or is there a greater need at the middle school.

Ms. McDougall will speak to BSF regarding any possible additional funding. Mr. Susin asked if they, as a board, could allocate dollars that fall to the bottom line for things such as playgrounds and other school enhancements. He feels that dollars such as those from Space Coast Daily end up in our general budget and that it should be used for something special.

Ms. Campbell commented that if dollars are going to the general fund, then it is funding something.  If you decide to take out $12,000, for example, then that money will have to be cut from something else.  

Mr. Susin commented that it is not allocated.

Ms. Descovich asked for Ms. Zuercher to get the Board the facilities use agreement/contract with Space Coast Daily.

33. Board Member Reports

L. Superintendent's Report
34. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
35. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 7:09 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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