08-14-2018 School Board Meeting


Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.
The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, August 14, 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 26, 2018. 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 Craig called the meeting to order at: 5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Misty Belford, John Craig, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Andy Ziegler

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: Chairman Craig asked for a moment of silence to mourn the loss off a BPS family member: Scott Guisbert, a teacher at Jefferson Middle School.

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

Minutes: Matt Reed, assistant superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Minutes: 

Chairman Craig recognized Dr. Mullins on his first official night as superintendent.  Dr. Mullins provided some remarks.

Board members had the opportunity to recognize and give kudos to various community and staff members.  Each member commented on how smoothly the first day of school was.


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2018-0814 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes on the supplemental agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on August 7, 2018.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-15. 5223 Absences for Religious Instruction
  • F-16. 5225 Absences for Religious Holidays
  • F-19. Bureau of General Services, office of Emergency Management 2017-2018 Annual Assessment Report

Additions

  • F-18. Educational Facilities Impact Fees


Motions:
Adopt the August 14, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Mullins recognized and congratulated each administrative staff member that was present.  Each was given an opportunity to provide remarks and introduce friends, family and co-workers.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Elizabeth G. Thedy from the position of Assistant Superintendent of Student Services to the position of Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, on annual contract, effective August 15, 2018.

Accept the resignation of Yolonda Smith McGriff from the position of Assistant Principal (12 mo.) at Johnson Middle School, effective July 27, 2018.

Accept the resignation of Gregory Potter from the position of Principal at Central Middle School, effective June 30, 2018.

The reclassification/transfer of Marise Flewellyn from the position of Teacher at Lockmar Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Magnet High School, on annual contract, effective August 10, 2018.  Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Tanza J. Conneely from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Johnson Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 15, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

8. Scholarship Check Presentation One Blood Donations

Minutes: Beth Ann Juel, community relations coordinator for One Blood blood bank, presented a scholarship check in the amount of $14,840.  One Blood donated ten dollars for every unit of blood donated by local high schools.  The amount collected saved approximately 4,500 lives.

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Due to the majority of speakers signed up to discuss Legacy Charter School, Chairman Craig asked the other Board members if it would be agreeable with them to have the seven speakers who were addressing other topics speak during the first public comment portion of the meeting and the persons who were providing comments about Legacy speak right before Board discussion. All Board members agreed.

Chairman Craig reminded speakers that comments would be limited to three minutes and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  1. Judith Weaver - Science in Classrooms
  2. Ronald Bradley - No AC in schools
  3. Anthony Colucci - Labor Relations
  4. Vanessa Skipper - Teacher/School Concerns
  5. Xavier Hendrix - Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  6. Marie Montemurno - Autistic Child Baker Acted at Cocoa Jr./Sr. HS
  7. Adrienne Schmadeke - New Elementary School for Viera

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office

10. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2018-0726 Special SB Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0731 Superintendent Evaluation Review Work Session Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2018-0726 First Public Budget Hearing draft minutes.pdf
F. Financial Services

11. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 08-14-2018.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 08-14-2018.pdf
F. School Food and Nutrition

12. 2018-19 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Attachment: 2018-19 FFVP Selection.pdf
Attachment: Brevard Addendum.pdf
F. Human Resources

13. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 08-14-18.pdf
14. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-14-18.pdf
F. Student Services

15. 5223 Absences for Religious Instruction
Attachment: Policy 5223 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (RDWS 8-14-18).pdf
16. 5225 Absences for Religious Holidays
Attachment: 5225 Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (RDWS 8-14-18).pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

17. Request from Boy Scouts of America to Access Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: BS Application 2018_501(C)(3).pdf
Attachment: BS Attachment 1-4.pdf
Attachment: Boy Scouts Central FL Council _BylawsApprovedByNational.pdf
18. Request from the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council to Access Classrooms to Recruit Students per Board Policy 9700.01
Attachment: GS_BrevCntyNumbers2018.pdf
Attachment: GS Application 2018_501(C)(3) Brevard.pdf
Attachment: Girl Scouts Citrus Council - Amended and Restated Bylaws.pdf
F. Facilities Services

19. Educational Facilities Impact Fees
Attachment: Impact Fee Advisory Committee Meeting Package.pdf
F. District Security

20. Bureau of General Services, Office of Emergency Management 2017-2018 Annual Assessment Report
Attachment: Florida Safe Schools Assessment Report.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Approval of Consent

21. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the August 14, 2018 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

22. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 17-B-096-NC - Capstone Bid Assisgnment.pdf
Attachment: b - PB 17-PB-040-OC - Science Supplies and Equipment.pdf
Attachment: c - PB 18-PB-088-CC - Physical Education Equipment Supplies.pdf
Attachment: d - PB 19-009-PB-NC - TIPS Furniture Contract - Ernie Morris Furniture.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Name Change below:

a - ITB 17-B-096-NC - Educational and Art Supplies - Bid Assignment - Name Change - Purchasing and Warehouse Services

Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below:

b - PB 17-PB-040-OC - Science Supplies and Equipment Catalog Discount Bid - Purchasing and Warehouse Services - $N/A - (1) year renewal -  Operating Other

c - PB 18-PB-088-CC - Physical Education Equipment and Supplies Catalog Bid - $Various - Operating Other

d - PB 19-009-PB-NC-TIPS Furniture Contract - Ernie Morris Furniture - Operating Categorical

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

23. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 18-863-WH - PeopleAdmin PD Module.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 18-(826-829)-MS - SACC.pdf
Attachment: c - 19-023-A-WH - Transas.pdf
Attachment: d - 19-003-A-DR - BOCC Teen Driving Safety Fund.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 18-359-HD - Rolling Readers Space Coast - Amendment.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreements below:

a - SSA 18-863-WH - PeopleAdmin - PD Module - Professional Learning & Development - $477,730.88 - Operating Other

b - SSA 18-(826-829)-MS - Multiple Vendors for Brevard After School - Equity, Innovation and Choice - $132,000.00 - Other Sources

c - 19-A-023-WH - Transas Marine Simulator - Secondary Leading & Learning - $64,179.00 - Special Revenue & Operating Catergorical

d - 19-A-003-DR - BOCC Teen Driving Education Safety Trust Fund - Secondary Leading & Learning - $37,580.00 - Operating Other

Approve the Agreement Amendment below:

e - SSA 18-359-HD - Rolling Readers Space Coast - Leading & Learning - $30,000.00 - Special Revenue - Federal

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Student Services

24. 5112 Entrance Requirements
Attachment: 5112 Entrance Requirements Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean.pdf
25. 5200 Attendance
Attachment: 5200 Attendance Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean.pdf
26. 5320 Immunizations
Attachment: 5320 Immunization Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean.pdf
27. 5350 Student Suicide
Attachment: 5350 Student Suicide Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean.pdf
28. 9270 Equivalent Education Outside the School (Home Education)
Attachment: 9270 Equivalent Education Outside the School (Home Education) Executive Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean.pdf

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

Minutes: 

All of the following speakers made comments regarding Legacy Charter School.

  1. Dr. Clay Vernor
  2. Dwight Siegler
  3. Daren Etienne
  4. Charlene Montford
  5. Charlotte Chase
  6. Tiffany Ward
  7. Cindy Gilmore
  8. Constance Ortiz
  9. Braxton Padgett
  10. Rachel Tish
  11. KaJonte Price
  12. Art Jaramillo
  13. Destiny Lusterman
  14. Aleix Brown
  15. Melanie Shotzbarger
  16. Kristina Weaver
  17. Rachael Breckenridge
  18. Karl Lusterman

 


K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
29. Discussion Point - State Guidelines for PFOS/PFOA

Minutes: 

In light of recent findings surrounding water samples beachside near Patrick Air Force Base, Ms. Descovich asked for Board support in drafting and sending a letter from Brevard County and the School Board to the State asking for them to provide regulatory standards for both drinking and ground water. 

Board members were in agreement.

30. Discussion Point-Legacy Charter 90 Day Termination Status

Minutes: 

Board discussion ensued surrounding this issue. Dr. Mullins provided a point of clarification. It would need to be understood that if an agreement can be reached to be brought forth the board on September 11, that doesn't necessarily mean that on September 11, the criteria established in the agreement would have necessarily been met. There would have to be a determined timeline and deadline as well as consideration of the 90 day timeline weighed within. If an agreement or mediation is a direction the Board wants to go, it would include the criteria by which Legacy would be held accountable and the governing board would have to develop a plan to meet those criteria; not District staff.  It would be BPS staff's responsibility to ensure compliance.

Ms. Archer interjected that there already is an agreement called the contract; one which Legacy violated repeatedly. She is not completely convinced that another agreement will get them to the end result. Legacy had numerous opportunities to rectify identified mistakes and deficiencies with support from Equity, Innovation and School Choice staff. 

Additional conversation took place between Board members and Ms. Envall before the motion was put to a vote.



Motions:
Approve the motion to direct Ms. Envall and the Superintendent to work with Legacy's attorney and staff to develop a compliance agreement. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Nay
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

31. Discussion Point - Athletic Advisory Group

Minutes: 

Mr. Susin has met with various groups of athletic and facilities directors, boosters and coaches. He said that there are some issues which have been addressed within those groups and possible solutions to those issues; many of which are not monetary. He continued that the District may be able to help with some regulations such as allowing coaches to drive some of the vehicles.  Mr. Susin's idea is for a facilities/athletics agreement going out and try to identify the deficiencies in each BPS school.

Mr. Susin had spoken with Dr. Mullins who suggested to utilize and enhance the process already in place. Mr. Susin recommends that the Mr. Macheras, Student Activities Director, work with Communications to send out a survey to each of the athletic directors to inquire about "hot burning" issues along with some solutions. Once those recommendations are made, the Board can have a workshop to discuss.

Board members were in agreement to move forward.

32. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Ms. Belford expressed that there are always opportunities for parents and community members to be a part of the success of neighborhood schools in many ways and encouraged participation toward that effort.

Mr. Ziegler commented that there was a need for more volunteers to help with the Tied Together event at Bayside High School on September 7, 2018.

Mr. Craig said that on September 8, Take Stock in Children will have its annual gala and said that it is a wonderful event and invited his fellow Board members to attend if they could. 


L. Superintendent's Report
33. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Mullins was happy to announce that on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, BPS would welcome the class of 2031 as kindergarten students will begin.

M. Adjournment
34. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Craig adjourned the meeting at 8:29 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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