08-26-2014 Special School Board Meeting

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

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, 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


Superintendent Brian Binggeli read the following changes to the agenda since it was published:

  • Item A-5 - Administrative Staff Recommendation Revision
  • Item D-7 - Presentation Deletion - New School Grade
  • Item F-11 - Consent Revision - Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs and Sales & Service Agreements
  • Item H-20 Information Revision - Policy Review - 7000, 9000

Approve the August 26, 2014 school board agenda and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
5. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Lena Wiebelt from the position of Assistant Principal (Sr. High 10 month) at Palm Bay High School to the position of Principal at Herbert C. Hoover Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 27, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

Approve the reclassification/transfer of Keith Barton from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay High School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal – Jr./Sr. High (10 Month) at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective August 27, 2014.  Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

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

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Secondary Programs

6. Proclaim September 2014 as Proud To Be An American Month
Attachment: Proud to be an American Month Proclamation 08262014 Board Meeting Attachment.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of Community Relations, read the proclamation.

Adopt a resolution proclaiming the month of September as Proud To Be An American Month.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye

D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
7. 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."

  • Lindsey Forgino - Teacher, Brevard Teachers for Change - Item F15
  • Janet Vititoe - Teacher, BPS/BTFC - Item F15
  • Rebecca Rayborn, Teacher - Item F15 (revote on proposed contract)
  • Frank  Filberto - Student Access to Athletics
  • Arrietta Miner, Teacher, Brevard Teachers for Change - Item F15

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

8. Approval of Minutes
F. Accounting Services

9. Warrants for the month of July, 2014
Attachment: Warrant List - July 2014.pdf
10. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending June 30, 2014
Attachment: BREVARD_2Q14_COMPLETE.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

11. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 14-B-097-DW - Fire Extinguisher Sales, Inspection, and Recharging Services.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 13-105-WH-A1 - Educational Learning Systems - Reading Plus - District.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 15-106-KR - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.pdf
Attachment: d - Cambridge Education LLC - Instructional Leadership Program.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 15-108-KR - Cambridge Education LLC - Educator Evaluation Training Program.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 15-109-WH - Educational Learning Systems - Lexia - District.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 15-110-DK - Intensive Reading Program - Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc..pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 15-118-WH - Rosetta Stone - ESOL.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 15-119-WH - Quatro Solutions - ESOL.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 15-138-CJ - Principle Woods, Inc..pdf
Attachment: k - additional accounting strings.pdf
F. Human Resources

12. Review of Bylaw 0140 - Membership
Attachment: po0140 v.3 MAH.pdf
13. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 8-26-14.pdf
14. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 8-26-14.pdf
F. Facilities Services

16. Consent of Land Lease from City of Melbourne to Brevard Regional Arts Group
Attachment: Consent & Joinder of School Board.pdf
Attachment: Henegar Center Site Plan.pdf
F. Project Management

17. Holland ES - Tile Flooring Installation Final Change Order and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order # 1 - Holland ES - Tile Flooring Installation.pdf
18. Appoint School Board Representative to the City of Cocoa Beach Local Planning Agency
F. Approval of Consent

19. Approval of Consent


Dr. Binggeli requested that Jim Hickey, Director of Labor Relations, Dan Bennett, Vice President of BFT and Richard Smith, President of BFT present information as it related to the voting results of the 2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the School Board and the Brevard Federation of Teachers.

Mr. Smith announced the tabulation of ballots:

  • 3,281 -      Votes Counted
  • 2,436 -      Yes Votes
  •    845  -      No Votes

Mr. Hickey expressed his satisfaction with the way both bargaining teams worked together to agree on a contract.  He said that in all the years he has spent on the bargaining team, this was the earliest an agreement had been reached.

Mr. Bennett said that he felt the process was fair and explained the manner in which the votes were taken and tabulated. He urged the Board to approve Item F-15.


Approve the August 26, 2014 consent agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Labor Relations

15. Approval of the 2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the Brevard Federation of Teachers
Attachment: BFT for Ratification.pdf
Attachment: 2014-2015 Contract for Board Agenda.pdf

Dr. Krupp pulled this item for discussion for the sake of a separate vote.  All of the Board members expressed appreciation for the way positive manner that bargaining was held and for following the direction of the Board. 

Mr. Bistline said that the issues the public speakers had brought up regarding the vote were matters between the BFT members and BFT.  He saw no reason to delay voting on the approval.

Approve the ratification vote of the contract language, insurance, grandfathered salary schedule and pay-for-performance schedule between Brevard Public Schools and the Brevard Federation of Teachers.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Action
H. Information
H. Human Resources

20. Policy Review - 7000, 9000
Attachment: 7540 Edits.pdf
Attachment: Po9430.01.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.01 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9701.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po7540.13 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po9800.v2.sa.pdf
Attachment: po7540.11 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9950.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.09 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9702.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.08 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9160.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.04 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9430.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.03 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: Po9300.v2.mi.pdf
Attachment: 9000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: po7540.02 V1 SC.pdf

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


Chairman Henderson requested that all Board members please include any Board Assigned Tasks during this section.

She also asked the other Board members about rejoining FSBA especially in light of new Board members being elected.

The consensus was to move forward.  Mrs. Henderson asked for this to be placed as an information item on the September 4, 2014 agenda and consent after information on September 9, 2014.

Ms. Kneessy requested to be able to attend the Board of Directors' Leadership Development Training September 3-5, 2014 in Vero Beach. Ms. Henderson asked if this was agreeable with the rest of the Board.  There were no objections.  Mrs. Henderson asked for Ms. Kneessy to contact FSBA to determine if arrangements could be made.

Mr. Ziegler elaborated on the concerns that Mr. Filberto made during public comments.  He said that there seems to be a severe inequity in the FHSAA ruling (which is supposed to be based on state statute) that does not allow students attending choice schools to participate in sports at their home schools if it is not offered at the choice schools. He said that as a Board, they should send something to FHSAA to say this is an inequity which needs to be remedied. Dr. Murray echoed his sentiments and said that we should always do what is in the best interest of children.

Dr. Krupp wanted to give a "shout out" to the science research staff and commented what a great job they do.

Ms. Kneessy and Ms. Henderson discussed ways to get information to parents regarding what needs to be done, and when, in order for students to get ready for college.

L. Superintendent's Report
22. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli was happy to report that the district experienced a very smooth beginning of school.

M. Adjournment
23. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Henderson adjourned the meeting at 6:30 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).