08-25-2015 Special School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday,August 25, 2015 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 13, 2015. 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 Kneessy called the meeting to order at 5:32 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, director of Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

A. Entertainment
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2015-0825 Supplemental.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the August 25, 2015 Special School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: John Craig
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: Keith Schacter, principal of Jackson Middle School and Krista Miller, principal of Astronaut High School.

Both were given time to address the audience and introduce family, friends and colleagues who were in attendance.



Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Keith A. Schachter from the position of Coordinating Teacher at Stone Magnet Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (MS 10 month) at Jackson Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 26, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.


The reclassification/transfer of Krista K. Miller from the position of Assistant Principal (12 mo.) at Merritt Island High School to the position of Principal at Astronaut High School, on annual contract, effective August 26, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Haggard-belford
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
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Secondary Programs

6. Proclamation Declaring September 2015 Proud To Be An American Month
Attachment: Proud to be an American Proclamation.pdf
Minutes: 

Michelle Irwin read the proclamation.  She also recognized Captain Don Weaver, Chairman of the Veteran's Resource Center, Vice President of Military Officers of America and Chairman of the Vets Back in Class with the Joe Foss Institute.   



Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming the month of September 2015 as Proud To Be An American Month.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
7. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy 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."

She asked that comments be related to public education and the business of the Brevard County School Board.  She also asked that speakers refrain from making slanderous statements or personal attacks on others.

Speakers in Order of Appearance:

Dan Weaver

  •    Endorsement and explanation of Brevard Vets Back to Class Program

Matthew Susin

  • Support of Brevard Veterans Back to Class Project

Richard Smith

  •  Evaluation System

Rich Charbonneau

  •  Computer Program, Sunshine

Debbie Sandstrom

  • Welcome Dr. Blackburn

Greg Gerard, Agenda Item F-17

  • Campus Charter
  • School is community supported, family oriented
  • Highly qualified professional staff
  • Caring, loving educators

Naomi Barnikow

  • Daughter is a resident of Rockledge and homeschooled.
  •  She wanted to swim on a school team and as a 7th grader, they rezoned to Cocoa. 
  • After 2 weeks on the team, the school boardtook back the approval citing a mistake. 
  • She wanted to kindly address this mistake and ask for a reversal of the decision.

Tresa Vernon, Agenda Item F-17

  • Introduce herself as a Campus Charter School Board member
  • Assure the Board of her full cooperation
  • If any systems or operations need to be remedied, they will.
  •  Their attorney has been in touch with Board counsel and they pledge to be transparent

Kinley Nagle

  • Educating people regarding the real causes of learning disabilities

Erica Nichols, Agenda Item F-17

  • In support of keeping Campus Charter open
  •  Their son has ESE needs and is happy going to school where he is better understood.

Thomas White, Agenda Item F-17

  • Termination of Campus Charter contract

Jessica Lawson, Agenda Item F-17

  • Keep Campus Charter open
  • Great teachers and staff

Amanda Gabert, Agenda Item F-17

  • Speaking in favor of keeping Campus Charter open
  • Great teachers, smaller school, individualized attention

 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

8. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2015-0811 Draft Minutes Reg. SB Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 2015-0811 Board Draft Board Workshop.pdf
9. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2016-01 Student Expulsion.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Accounting Services

10. Warrants for the Month of July 2015
Attachment: Warrant List - July 2015.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

11. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 08-25-15.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters 08-25-15.pdf
F. Human Resources

13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-25-15.pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 08-25-15.pdf
F. Employee Benefits and Risk Management

15. Extend the Bluefin HR Software System through June 2016
Attachment: Renewal of Current Services from BlueFinHR to BPS 8_18_15.pdf
F. Office of Professional Learning and Development

16. Master Inservice Plan 2014-2015
Attachment: Master Inservice Plan 2015.2016.pdf
F. Project Management

18. Melbourne Bus Compound Underground Fuel Tank Replacement - Close out Change Order #2
Attachment: melbourne bus compound change order 2 attachment.pdf
19. Architectural and Engineering Services for Kennedy Middle School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Kennedy MS 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
20. Architectural and Engineering Services for Sherwood Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Sherwood ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
21. Architectural and Engineering Services for West Melbourne Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: West Melbourne ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
22. Architectural and Engineering Services for Saturn Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Saturn ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
23. Architectural and Engineering Services for Fairglen Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Fairglen ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
24. Architectural and Engineering Services for Apollo Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Apollo ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
25. Architectural and Engineering Services for Jackson Middle School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Jackson MS 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
26. Architectural and Engineering Services for Pinewood Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Pinewood ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
27. Architectural and Engineering Services for Melbourne High School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Melbourne HS DCP attachments.pdf
28. Architectural and Engineering Services for Hoover Middle School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Hoover MS 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
29. Architectural and Engineering Services for Sabal Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Sabal ES 8.25.15 Agenda Item Attachments.pdf
30. Replace at Failure - Discovery Elementary School Building 10 Air Conditioning Units - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Discovery Building 10 AC Replace at Failure attachments.pdf
31. Reappoint School Board Representative to the Cocoa Beach Local Planning Agency
32. Architectural and Engineering Services for Turner Elementary School - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Turner DCP attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

33. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the August 25, 2015 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

12. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - BW 16-013-DK - Pearson Investigation Material.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 14-B-056-DW - Paintsmart Termination.pdf
Attachment: c - ITB 15-B-076-LU - Boiler, Heater Maintenance & Repairs.pdf
Attachment: d - ITB 15-B-096-LU - Electric Motor & Pump Rebuilder.pdf
Attachment: e - ITB 13-B-001-CJ - vendor name change - Wards Science.pdf
Attachment: f - SC 16-SC-014-OC - Paper - Office, Virgin and Recycled Content.pdf
Attachment: g - SC 16-SC-015-LU - Floor Maintenance Machines Southern Janitor.pdf
Attachment: h - SS 16-SS-012-LU - AccUair - Bard HVAC Equipment.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 16-084-AL - Marzano Research.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 16-152-WH - Blackboard.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 16-153-WH - Discovery Education.pdf
Attachment: l - additional accounting strings.pdf
Minutes: Mrs. Belford pulled this item and said she believed it would be helpful on contract renewals/extensions, if the pricing information on the previous year or years could be provided so the Board could make a comparison.

Motions:

Approve the Bids Waived (BW) purchase listed below:

a - BW #16-BW-013-DK - Pearson Investigation Material - Curriculum & Instruction

Award the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) listed below:

b - ITB #14-B-056-DW - Painting Contractor Services - Facilities Services

c - ITB #15-B-076-LU - Boiler, Heater Maintenance & Repairs - Facilities Services

d - ITB #15-B-096-LU - Electric Motor & Pump Rebuilder Service - Facilities Services

Approve the Invitation to Bid (ITB) vendor name change listed below:

e - ITB #13-B-001-CJ - Vendor Name Change to Ward's Science - Purchasing & Warehouse Services

Approve the State Contracts (SCs) purchases listed below:

f - SC #16-SC-014-OC - Paper: Office, Virgin, and Recycled Content - Purchasing & Warehouse Services

g - SC #16-SC-015-LU - Floor Maintenance Machines Commercial - Southern Janitor Supply - Facilities Services

Approve the Sole Source (SS) purchase listed below:

h - SS #16-SS-012-LU - AccuAir - Bard HVAC Equipment - Facilities Services

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

i - SSA #16-084-AL - Marzano Research - North Area

j - SSA #16-152-WH - Blackboard - Educational Technology

- SSA #16-153-WH - Discovery Education - Educational Technology

-  additional accounting strings

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

F. School Choice

17. Notification of Intention to Terminate Campus Charter Contract
Attachment: Letter.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Kneessy pulled this item and asked for Stephanie Archer, director of School Choice to walk the Board and viewing audience through the points on the audit that facilited the recommendation that the School Board of Brevard County provide Campus Charter School’s Governing Board the attached notice of intent to terminate the charter contract.

Each Board member and Dr. Blackburn expressed concern for the students, parents, and staff at the school and no one wanted to see the school close.  The Board urged the Campus Charter community to press the management company and Board of Directors to provide all of the necessary documentation within the specified timeline so a clear determination can be made on school compliance to both state and district regulations. 



Motions:

Recommend that the School Board of Brevard County provide Campus Charter School’s Governing Board the attached notice of intent to terminate the charter contract.

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


G. Action
H. Information
H. Employee Benefits and Risk Management

34. Employee Vision Benefit Renewal with Humana CompBenefits
Attachment: Humana CompBenefits 2016 vision plan.pdf
35. Extension of Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) contract for FSA, COBRA, and Retiree Health Insurance Billing/Open Enrollment Insurance Administration
Attachment: FSA, COBRA, and Retiree Health Insurance Billing and Open Enrollment Insurance Administration 2016 Renewal with TASC.pdf
H. Student Services

36. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement 2015.16.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

37. Merritt Island High School Orchestra trip to Washington, DC
Attachment: MIHS Orchestra.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
38. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Each Board member provided brief comments.

Misty Belford

  • She commented that there are a lot of great things going on in the North part of the county with new principals and positive energy.
  • She spent the afternoon with Brevard Cultural Alliance looking at some the programs they provide in our schools. She said that she hopes to continue to grow that partnership.

Andy Ziegler

  • He said that Friday was his first meeting with the Central Florida Congress of Regional Leaders in Orlando. He said that it is all about what we can do to encourage growth and economic development.  He continued some of the biggest challenges they have to new business is a workforce to support new business.  He suggested that they let all of the potential businesses know that the school districts are eager to partner with them in career programs if they can help support us.
  • He also wanted to get the opinion of the Board about assigning a proxy to the FSBA Board of Directors' Leadership Development Training and Meeting that will be held at the same time as the Final Public Hearing.  It was determined not to assign a proxy.

Karen Henderson

  • She reminded all of the other Board members to provide her their list of legislative priorities.
  • She mentioned that one of the things that the legislature does is enact a law on June 30 and expect implementation on July 1.  She said that we need to find a way for them to give a year before implementation. She said that would give districts time to have conversations with them to see if something is actually going to work before it is required.
  • She recommended a committee of districts to look over new laws/proposals so that they can point out the flaws as well as the positive aspects.

John Craig

  • Mr. Craig said that had attended several of the receptions for Dr. Blackburn and continually hears positive comments.
  • He also mentioned that the 50th anniversary of Merritt Island High School will be taking place over the weekend and he would be attending many of the events.

Mrs. Kneessy

  • She too hears very positive comments about Dr. Blackburn and thanked him again.
39. Best and Brightest

Minutes: 

At the meeting on August 11, 2015, Board members discussed the "Best and Brightest" bonus recently signed by Governor Scott. All Board members believe this incentive method is severly flawed.  Mr. Craig volunteered to draft a letter to send on behalf of the Board.

In Mr. Craig's letter, he offered a solution that in lieu of the bonus (to teachers who may have scored in the 80th percentile of higher on the SAT or ACT the year the test was taken), that the $44 million set aside for "Best and Brightest" awards be used to defray costs of teachers pursuing National Board Certification.   Board members were pleased  and offered a few suggestions and comments.


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

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn had no report.

M. Adjournment
41. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy 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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