09-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, September 3, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Robert Jordan called the School Board meeting of September 8, 2009 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

A-3. Invocation (Ricky Patel, Grade 10, Heritage High School)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The  Invocation was led by Ricky Patel, 10th Grade, Heritage High School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Kristen Medley, Grade 9, Heritage High School)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kristen Medley, 9th Grade, Heritage High School.

A-5. Entertainment
A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
5. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Presentation Revision
D-10. Semi-Annual Facility Upgrade Report and FY 09/10 Energy Conservation Plan Presentation

Consent Addition
F-29.   Entry of Final Order-Brevard County School Board v. James Michael Murray and John M. Hackney, DOAH Case Nos. 08-4093 and 08-4404

Consent Revision                         

F-13.   Budget Amendment #10 for the Operating Fund, 2008-09

F-14.   Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Enterprise Fund

F-15.   Budget Amendment #2-4 for the 2008-09 Internal Service Funds

F-17.   Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Special Revenue - Other Budget Funds

F-18.   Budget Amendment #1-6 for the 2008-09 Capital Project Funds

F-19.   Annual Financial Reports & Cost Reports for Fiscal Year 2008-09

F-20.   Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Debt Services Funds

F-21.   Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Special Revenue-Food & Nutrition Fund


Consent Deletion

Student Expulsion(s)


Action Addition

G-31.   Value Adjustment Board Software Package BID #B-3-09-66


Information Addition

H-42.   Proposed Board Policy 9700.01- Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom


Information Revision

H-35.   Pegasus Elementary School for Math and Science Charter Application


Approve the published agenda for the September 8, 2009 School Board meeting and its revisions. Ms. Kneessy moved G-31 to Information.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Kneessy requested to pull Item G-31. Value Adjustment Board Software Package BID #B-3-09-66 and move it to the Information agenda. The County Commissioners have not approved this item as previously informed.

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. Middle School Programs/K-12

6. Recognition for the Brevard Cultural Alliance Excellence in Visual Arts Award 2009


Dr. Binggeli introduced Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, who said a few words about the EVA awards before turning the recognition over to Peggy Nolan, Arts Resource Teacher.

Ms. Nolan mentioned that Brevard Public Schools has eight visual arts programs of excellence since the inception of the Brevard Cultural Alliance's Excellence in Visual Arts Award in 2005.

Ms. Nolan acknowledged the Cultural Alliance members present, Lloyd Behrendt, Chairman of the Board; Shellie Williams, Executive Director; and Pablo Remonsellez, Community and Education Program Director.

Chairman Jordan and Dr. Binggeli congratulated the following recipients:

New Schools receiving their Excellence in Visual Arts designation:

1. Cambridge Elementary: Leslie Raulerson, Art Teacher, Hilah Mercer, Principal

2. Indialantic Elementary: LeeAnn Arnet, Marie-Claude Thellend Art Teachers, Mary Cassidy, Principal


Schools renewing their  Excellence in Visual Arts designation

1. Audubon Elementary: Bonnie Speicher, Art Teacher, Lynn Francisco, Principal

2. Challenger 7 Elementary: Pam Van Heiningen, Art Teacher, Carol Mela, Principal

3. Jupiter Elementary: Janet Tucker, Art Teacher, Cynthia Harris, Principal

4. Manatee Elementary: LeeAnn Fain-Schultz, Art Teacher, Carl Brown, Principal

5  Astronaut High School: Leah Andritz, Art Teacher, Terry Humphrey, Principal

6. Satellite High School: Yvonne Weinstein, Katghleen Lucas, Jason Carter, Art

   Teachers, Mark Elliott, Principal

Each school received a plaque and a banner to hang in their school.

Dr. Binggeli said a few words of appreciation to the art teachers in regard to the artwork of students that are currently displayed throughout the halls of our schools.

B. Secondary Programs

7. Excellence in Physical Education Award


Dr. Binggeli introduced Ms. Blackburn who said a few words regarding Valarie Harville, Physical Education, Health and Driver's Education Resource Teacher, and the partnership she has built with Florida State University in reviewing the portfolios submitted by our teachers.

Ms. Harville gave a brief background and introduced the third year winner of the Excellence  in Physical Education Award which will be in effect from 2009-2012.

The recipient school received an EPEA school banner, monetary stipend,and a plaque. In addition, the teacher received a polo shirt, padfolio, and business cards designating the school's achievement.

Mr. Jordan and Dr. Binggeli congratulated the 2009 Excellence in Physical Education Award winner, Sally White, Physical Education Teacher, Palm Bay Elementary School; and Lori Migliore, Principal of Palm Bay Elementary School.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. School Food & Nutrition

8. Proclaim September 14-18, 2009 as Florida School Breakfast Week
Attachment: FL Scool Breakfast Week 9.09 Final.pdf
Minutes: Lynn Clifton, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation, read the resolution proclaiming September 14-18, 2009 as Florida School Breakfast week.

Adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of September 14-18, 2009 as Florida School Breakfast Week.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Brevard School Foundation

9. Check Presentation from the The Boeing Company


Kevin Hoshstrasser, Kennedy Space Center Site Director for the Boeing Company, presented a check for $50,000 to Lynn Clifton, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation. The contribution from Boeing will be used to support staff development for math and science teachers and the eleventh grade 1776 experience.

Chairman Jordan and Dr. Binggeli accepted the check on behalf of the Board and expressed their extreme gratitude.

D. Facilities Services

10. Semi-Annual Facility Upgrade Report and FY09/10 Energy Conservation Plan Presentation
Attachment: Energy Conservation.pdf
Attachment: Facility Improvement Plan Report #7.pdf

Ed Curry, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, reported on the Semi-Annual Facility Services.

Mr. Jordan questioned Mr. Curry on whether there will be any mentoring from the custodians that are currently doing an good job. Mr. Curry stated that the district has a mentoring process with our training custodians.

Dane Theodore, Director of Planning and Project Management, presented the 2009-2010 Energy Conservation Plan.

Ms. Henderson requested clarification on several of the proposed energy conservation plans for Heritage High School. She also stated her concern about monies for Viera High School being used in the energy conservation plan or buying down a loan.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Mr. Theodore on the Satellite High School Project and the evergy conservation plan. She requested a meeting with Mr. Theodore in regard to the energy conservation plan.

Mr. Ziegler questioned Mr. Theodore and Mr. Curry on LED lighting, solar panels and window coverings.

E. Public Discussion
11. Public Discussion


The Chairman reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. He also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate the concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following persons addressed the Board:

  1. Dean Paterakis, Melbourne - Pegasus Elementary
  2. Laena Keith, Viera - Education Funding

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Approval of Minutes
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

13. Budget Amendment #10 for the Operating Fund, 2008-09
Attachment: Budget Amendment #10.pdf
14. Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Enterprise Fund
Attachment: Enterprise funds Budget Amendment #1.xls.pdf
15. Budget Amendments #2-4 for the 2008-09 Internal Service Funds
Attachment: Resolutions 2-4 Internal Service Funds.pdf
F. Accounting Services

16. Increase in Cafeteria Petty Cash Fund for University Park Elementary School
17. Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Special Revenue - Other Budgeted Funds
Attachment: Resolution 1 Special Revenue Other Budgeted Funds.pdf
18. Budget Amendments #1 - 6 for the 2008-09 Capital Project Funds
Attachment: Resolution 3 Capital Project Funds.pdf
Attachment: Resolution 4 Capital Project Funds.pdf
Attachment: Resolution 2 Capital Project Funds.pdf
Attachment: Resolution 1 Capital Project Funds.pdf
Attachment: Resolution 6 Capital Project Funds.pdf
Attachment: Resolution 5 Capital Project Funds.pdf
19. Annual Financial Reports & Cost Reports for Fiscal Year 2008-09
Attachment: FY09 AFR.pdf
20. Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Debt Service Funds
Attachment: Resolution 1 Debt Service Funds.pdf
21. Budget Amendment #1 for the 2008-09 Special Revenue - Food & Nutrition Fund
Attachment: Resolution 1 Special Revenue Food & Nutrition.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

22. Surplus Property
Attachment: SEP_8_09.pdf
23. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs,ITNs, Sole Source Purchasing Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: 10001BM Asbestos & Lead-Based Paint Abatement Services.pdf
Attachment: SSA #1003 - SchoolKiT.com - Educational Technology.pdf
F. Human Resources

24. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-08-09.pdf
25. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff2 09-08-09.pdf
Attachment: Instructional Staff Addendum 09-08-09.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

26. Census Administration of the ACT for 11th Grade Students in April 2010
F. Exceptional Education

27. Contracted Services Agreement with Dr. Bradley Greene, Quality Schools Consultant
Attachment: Brad Greene - Quality Schools.pdf
F. Project Management

28. Amendment #3 to Agreement for Design/Build Services at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
Attachment: Amendment No 3.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

29. Entry of Final Order -Brevard County School Board v. James Michael Murray and John M. Hackney, DOAH Case Nos. 08-4093 and 08-4404
Attachment: Murray.Hackney.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

30. Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of the Consent Agenda Items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: ---------------------------
Chairman Jordan called for a Soundwaves video break at 6:44 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:57 p.m.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Human Resources

32. Master Inservice Plan 2009-10
Attachment: 2009-10 Num Index rev 8-11-09.pdf
Attachment: MIP Section 1 rev July 09.pdf
33. Revision of School Board Policy 3120: Employment of Instructional Staff
Attachment: 3120 Proposed Policy Change Form - Information - 09-08-09.pdf
Attachment: 3120 Bylaws Revisions - Information - 09-08-09.pdf
H. Curriculum & Instruction

34. Approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2009-2010
H. School Choice

35. Pegasus Elementary School for Math and Science Charter Application
Attachment: Overall Summary Pegasus.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign Pegasus.pdf
Attachment: II. Organizational Plan Pegasus.pdf
Attachment: III. Business Plan - Facilities Secured Pegasus.pdf

Ms. Henderson pulled this item to get clarification on the type of assistance the Charter schools received in filling out their application. Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice, went through the application process for the Board and public information.

Mr. Jordan stated that the district has always been charter friendly and if the Board denied an application it was for specific reasons like financial stability.

36. Somerset Academy - Palm Bay Charter Application
Attachment: Overall Summary.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
Attachment: II Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
Attachment: III Business Plan - Facilities Secured.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler stated that his questions relevant to Item 36 were answered.
H. Area I Superintendent

37. Eau Gallie High School AFJROTC Cadets to Fly in Military Aircraft Stationed at Patrick AFB
38. Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety Trip to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: PBHS Trip to Washington, D.C. Dec. 2009.pdf
H. Area IV Superintendent

39. Consultant Agreement with Nancy Prizito
Attachment: 20090814091532.pdf
40. Consultant Agreement with Nancy Prizito Enterprises to Present a Writing Workshop for Cape View and Audubon Elementary Schools
Attachment: Nancy Prizito brochure.pdf
Attachment: Nancy Prizito Consultant Agreement.pdf
H. Project Management

41. 2009/10 - 2013/14 Facilities Work Program
Attachment: 090827 Work Program.pdf
Attachment: 090827 Program Guide.pdf
Attachment: Soources and Uses - Revised 08-19-09.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Henderson pulled this item to point out a few areas of concerns as it relates to the financial cliff that the district will be facing. She also brought up the concern of school capacity and that the numbers that are being sent to the state which are different then the numbers that the district uses. Mr. Theodore stated that Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requires the district to use a certain form and explained the differences on how the information is being used.
H. Additional Items

42. Proposed Board Policy 9700.01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom
Attachment: 2009-10 Board Policy 9700 01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom Underlined.pdf
Attachment: Board Policy Change Sheet 9700 01 Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom.pdf

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to discuss the special interest groups and congratulated all the people that worked on this policy. She requested a few minor changes which include: changing 30 calendar days to 30 school day +/or 45 calendar days, placing the fliers in a central location for the elementary school.

Mr. Ziegler suggested that we define the central location as being the teacher's desk in a classroom.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district would look into their concerns and stated a few concerns of his own from past experiences as a principal.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that the group(s) work with the building principal as to what would work best at their individual school.

Mr. Jordan stated that his only concern is that the Board does not need to get involved with the operation of policy between the special interest group and the building principal.

Dr. Murray stated that she conducted a lot of research on this policy and in speaking with principals (both in Brevard County and other states), and teachers, she has reservations about going forward with this policy. Dr. Murray mentioned that Mr. Langdorf and Mr. Bistline have done a remarkable job trying to think of every possible problem and writing it into the policy. Dr. Murray stated her concern about the policy (was not because of the groups requesting)but because it will be difficult to monitor and it is one more thing that we are throwing at our instructional personnel. She also stated that we have done an excellent job in showing good faith.

Ms. Jordan made a few remarks as to the policy and how is will impact the student, schools, and community.


31. Value Adjustment Board Software Package BID #B-3-09-66
Attachment: VAB Software Pck BID.pdf

I. Staff Reports
43. Staff Report(s)

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
44. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
45. Board Member Reports


Ms. Henderson noted that she went to Lagoon Quest with a 3rd grade class from Williams Elementary and it was a wonderful experience for the students.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she visited Satellite High School since she will be unable to attend their dedication due to the FSBA Board of Directors meeting. She encourage the other Board Members to attend the dedication.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she sat in on an AP US History class for President Obama's speech. She stated that she was very pleased with how the speech was integrated into an educational experience.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he and Dr. Binggeli attended the Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce breakfast on September 3, 2009 where Dr. Binggeli was the guest speaker and it was the best attended Chamber breakfast.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the Melbourne High School's Dr. Thomas McIntyre Stadium dedication.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he visited Central Middle School and sat in with a 7th/8th grade Language Arts class to observe the President's speech.

Mr. Ziegler suggested opening up discussion in regard to opening up the cafeteria for an hour prior to the School Board meetings since the staff is coming from working a full day. Dr. Binggeli noted that he had his administrative assistance call several of the culinary arts programs to see if they would be able to provide food on the board day for a small fee.

Mr. Ziegler questioned when we will be having student performances before the Board meetings again. Dr. Binggeli stated the entertainment would begin at the School Board meeting of September 22, 2009.

Mr. Jordan noted that the Board has done a quality job in lieu of the pressure on everyone in regard to the President's speech.

L. Superintendent's Report
46. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
47. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of September 08, 2009 was adjourned at 7:24 p.m.