08-27-2019 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 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 19, 2019. 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 Tina Descovich called the meeting to order at: 5:32 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: Chairman Descovich asked for a moment of silent reflection.

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: 

Board members recognized and congratulated district students, staff, and community members for their contributions to Brevard Public Schools.


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2019-0827 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Superintendent Dr. Mark 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 20, 2019.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-12. Meeting Minutes


Motions:
Adopt the August 27, 2019 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Misty Belford
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 congratulated the administrative staff personnel present and provided them an opportunity for comments and introductions.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification of Tia Menendez-Wilkerson from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Stone Magnet Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Stone Magnet Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 28, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. 

The reclassification/transfer of Kimberly V. Bias from the position of Principal at Longleaf Elementary School to the position of Director of Program Support Services – ESE, on annual contract, effective September 11, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of Patricia A. Adams from the position of Resource Teacher for FDLRS to the position of Assistant Director of FDLRS, on annual contract, effective August 28, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

- 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
B. Human Resources

8. 2020 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award

Minutes: Dr. Mullins introduced Mike Alba, director of Professional Learning and Development who facilitated the recognition. 

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

9. Career and Technical Education - changes and updates
Attachment: 2019 board update - CTE August 2019 PDF.pdf
Minutes: 

Janice Scholz, director of Career and Technical Education, along with Dr. Stephanie Soliven, assistant superintendent of Secondary Leading and Learning, discussed CTE updates and changes for 2019-2020 school year. 

 

D. Equity, Innovation & Choice

10. Legacy Charter School Academy - Appearance

Minutes: 

Charlene Montford, interim principal of Legacy Academy Charter School, accompanied by legacy's attorney, Mr. Clark, were present due to the school's grade.  She recognized some of the issues that led to the poor grade and explained the method they will use to improve over the 2019-2020 school year. 

Board members had many questions and discussion ensued. Board members asked about the school improvement plan to raise student performance.  Ms. Montford was asked about the way the school would be handling the notices of default the school had received.  She was unable to address those at the time of the meeting.  


E. Public Comment
11. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich reminded speakers of the three minute time limit as well as the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Erin Burger - Heart screenings 
  • Eric Levine - ESE for daughter at Apollo
    • Mr. Levine was referred to Jane Cline, assistant superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, to discuss his issues. 
  • Greg Devlin - Neon Tiki Tribe Education
  • Anthony Colucci-School Funding
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teachers
  • John Thomas - FIT
  • Natalie Twine - Teacher Pay - Education Summit

F. Consent
F. Board Office

12. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2019-0724 Superintendent Preliminary Evaluation.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0725 Capital Outlay Priorities Workshop.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0725 Board Workshop and Tentative Budget Hearing.pdf
13. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services

15. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 8-23-19.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 08-27-2019.pdf
F. Human Resources

16. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 08-27-19.pdf
17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 08-27-19.pdf
18. Board Policy 3362 Anti-Harassment
Attachment: 3362 Exec. Summary Current Redline Clean (Technical Changes) (8-14-19).pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

19. Field Trip - Melbourne High School Chorus to Chicago, Illinois
Attachment: 19-913-A-JW Melbourne High School Choir Itinerary and tour contract.pdf
F. District Operations

20. 2019-2020 MOU with Brevard County Sheriff's Office for BPS Specialist-School Safety and Security
Attachment: BCSO Revised MOU STOMP Specialist - School Safety and Security - 8.21.19.pdf
21. 2019-2020 School Resource Officers
Attachment: MOU-SRO Cocoa 2019-2020 SIGNED.pdf
Attachment: MOU-SRO Melbourne 2019-2020 SIGNED.pdf
F. Project Management

22. Titusville High School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Titusville MEP Design Attachment.pdf
Attachment: Titusville CBA Form.pdf
23. Astronaut High School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Astronaut facility renewal design attachment.pdf
24. Palm Bay High School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Palm Bay HS MEP Design Attachment.pdf
Attachment: Palm Bay HS CBA Form.pdf
25. Enterprise Elementary School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Enterprise MEP Design Attachment.pdf
26. Imperial Estates Elementary School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Imperial Estates MEP Design Attachment.pdf
27. Astronaut High School - Welding Lab (CTE) Design Services
Attachment: Astronaut CTE Lab MEP Design Attachment.pdf
28. Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Space Coast MEP Design Attachment.pdf
Attachment: Space Coast CBA Form.pdf
29. Reappoint School Board Representative to the Brevard County Local Planning Agency
F. Approval of Consent

30. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the August 27, 2019 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Financial Services

14. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending June 30, 2019
Attachment: Brevard Board Report 2Q 2019 FINAL.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Susin pulled this item for discussion so that it could be placed as a future discussion item so the Board can learn more about the investment portion; how it works; where it comes from; and where it goes.

It was determined to have a presentation by Ms. Zuercher at a later date.



Motions:
Approve the investment performance review for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


G. Action
G. Board Office

31. McDougall-Out of County Travel Request Under FS1001.39
Attachment: Exhibit 1-McDougall OOC Travel Request Oct. 9-11, 2019.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 2-McDougall Tentative Agenda FSBA Finance 2.0 Conference Oct. 9-11, 2019.pdf
Minutes: There were no speakers regarding Ms. McDougall's request.

Motions:

Hold opportunity for public comments and confirm the request for Cheryl McDougall to attend the FSBA Finance Conference in Howey in the Hills, Florida on October 9-11, 2019 is for official School Board business and complies with the rules of the State Board of Education.

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

G. Purchasing & Warehouse

32. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - 19-924-B-SH - Compact Aerial Work Platform.pdf
Attachment: b - 19-949-B-JW - Awards, Trophies, and Promotional Items.pdf
Attachment: c - 16-PB-008-LU - Daikin GSA Pricing.pdf
Attachment: d - 19-022-PB-SH - Equipment Rental (Co-op).pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below:

a - ITB 19-924-B-SH - Compact Aerial Work Platform - Facilities Services - $64,743.00 - Capital Projects

b - ITB 19-949-B-JW - Awards, Trophies, and Promotional Items, Catalog Discount Bid - Operations - $Various - Operating Other

Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below:

c - PB 16-PB-008-LU - Daikin GSA Pricing - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

d - PB 20-022-PB-SH - Equipment Rental (Co-op) City of Palm Bay, Florida - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other

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

33. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - 20-037-A-WH - Certiport.pdf
Attachment: b - 20-049-A-HD - Follet School Solutions.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreements below:

a - 20-037-A-WH - Certiport Universal License  - Secondary Leading & Learning - $231,500.00 - Operating Other

b - 20-049-A-HD - Follett School Solutions, Inc. - Elementary Leading & Learning - $Various - Operating Other

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


H. Information
H. Human Resources

34. Board Policy 3122 Equal Employment Opportunity
Attachment: 3122 Exec. Summ., Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (8-14-19).pdf
H. Student Services

35. Board Policy 5112 Entrance Requirements
Attachment: 5112 Exe. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean (7-22-19).pdf
36. Board Policy 5330 Use of Medication
Attachment: 5330 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean, AP and Form (8-14-19).pdf
37. Board Policy 5540 The School and Community Agencies
Attachment: 5540 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Current (8-13-19).pdf
H. District Operations

38. Board Policy 8405 School Safety
Attachment: 8405 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (8-19-19).pdf
39. Board Policy 8407 Safe-School Officers
Attachment: 8407 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (8-14-19).pdf

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

Minutes: 

Mr. Susin asked for Prek issues to be added to the legislative priorities to bring those teachers in alignment with other educators. -

He also provided an update from the Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee and expressed to all employees that it is imperative that everyone make healthier choices in his or her lifestyles.

41. Discussion - Florida Tech Initiative

Minutes: 

Ms. Descovich brought this issue up for discussion.  Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) utilizes the stadium at Palm Bay Magnet High School for its football games.  The university has requested to be able to have "tailgating" on School Board property prior to the games which may involve use of alcohol.

General Counsel Envall explained that six district policies would have to be changed and may expose the district to additional liability issues.

Lengthy conversation between Board members and Ms. Envall followed.  Board members concluded that they could not violate policy.


L. Superintendent's Report
42. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
43. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 8:35 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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