09-09-2014 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on August 28, 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 Karen Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance


Michelle Irwin, director of Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes made to the agenda since it was first published:

  • Item B-5 - Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff deletion (2014 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award)
  • Item F-10 - Consent revision (Cost Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14)
  • Item H-26 - Information addition (Policy Review – 1000s, 3000s, 4000s, 6000s, 7000s
  • Item H-27 - Information deletion (2014-2015 Charter Applications Recommendations for Denial or Approval)

Adopt the September 9, 2014 Regular School Board meeting 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
36. Administrative Staff Recommendations


Dr. Binggeli recognized and congratulated the following administrative staff who had been approved during the summer:

  • Miguel Alba on his reclassification/transfer from the position of assistant principal (12 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School to the position of principal at Viera High which was effective July 1, 2014.
  • Wes Herold for his reclassification/transfer from the position of teacher at Quest Elementary to the position of assistant principal (10 month) at Williams Elementary, which became effective on August 11, 2014.
  • Kevin Butanowicz who was appointed as a 10 month assistant principal at Jackson Middle on August 11, 2014.
  • Mollie Vega for her reclassification/transfer to principal of Merritt Island High from principal of Hoover Middle effective August 1, 2014.
  • Keith Barton on his reclassification/transfer from teacher on assignment at Palm Bay High to assistant principal (10 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High effective August 27, 2014.
  • Zachary Roddenberry for his reclassification/transfer from the position of teacher at University Park Elementary to the position of assistant principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Elementary effective August 11, 2014.
  • Lena Wiebelt for her reclassification/transfer from the position of assistant principal (Sr. High 12 month) at Palm Bay High to the position of principal at Hoover Middle effective August 27, 2014.


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. School Food & Nutrition

5. Proclaim September 15 - 19, 2014 as Florida Breakfast Week
Attachment: FSBW RESOLUTION 2014.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Irwin read the proclamation.

Adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of September 15 - 19, 2014 as Florida Breakfast Week.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

6. New School Grade
Attachment: 2014-15 Florida School Grade Plan 7.2.14.pdf

Dr. Karen Schafer provided the presentation.

At the conclusion of the presentation Ms. Kneessy asked if they had done anything with middle school students who are taking high school math classes aren't "double testing" to falsely raise those scores.  She further commented that Brevard did not do that, but other districts did.

Dr. Schafer said that the law has been changed to force districts to test kids for the math they are in.

Mr. Ziegler asked for clarification on the completion date of End of Course (EOC) exams which are still being created.

Dr. Schafer said that there are two EOC exams.  The kind they are talking about for school grades are state EOC exams of which there are six: Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, US History and Civics. She continued that the District EOCs that are not related to school grades, but for teacher evaluation are still being developed. They must all be completed by next year.

There were further comments  and discussion about the reliability of the tests as they relate to school grades.

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."

1.   Kinley Nagle - Learning Disabilities
2.   Karen Clark - Testing Procedures/Over-testing Students
3.   Vanessa Skipper Executive -  Accountability, Transparency and Testing
4.   Debbie Sandstrom -Testing
5.   Darcey Addo - Testing
6.   John Craig - Testing
7.   Virginia Zalnaski - Common Core
8.   Robert White -  Common Core/Testing
9.   Ezella Parker - Scholarships for Private School
10. Lisa Blumenberg - Scholarships for Private School

Because the presentation Karen Henderson had prepared for Board Member Reports was pertinent to many of the comments made by public speakers, the Board opted to provide the information following public comments.

The Board asked for Ms. Van Meter to provide information related to the World History textbook.

Karen Henderson gave a presentation called Assessments and Accountability; What is Best for Kids? 

Chairman Henderson called for a break at 7:06 p.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 7:19 p.m.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

8. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

9. Florida School Boards Association Annual Membership
Attachment: Invoice # 10509 FSBA.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

10. Cost Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

11. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - ITB 13-B-035-LL - Fencing Contractor Services.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 14-B-051-DW - HVAC Air Filters.pdf
Attachment: c - ITB 15-B-001-DW - Fairglen Elementary School Lift Station Repair - Reject All Bids.pdf
Attachment: d - PB 15-PB-013-CJ - Physical Education Equipment & Supplies, Catalog Discount Bid.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 15-112-CJ - Jostens Inc. - Edgewood Jr Sr High School.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 15-113-CJ - Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc. - Palm Bay High School.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 15-123-CJ - Jostens Inc. - Merritt Island High School.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 15-150-WH - Cengage Learning Inc..pdf
Attachment: i - Adventure Seekers Central Grants.pdf
Attachment: j - Adventure Seekers North Grants.pdf
Attachment: k - additional accounting strings.pdf
12. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 9-9-14.pdf
F. Human Resources

13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 9-9-14.pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-09-14.pdf
15. Job Description - Project Manager-Assessment Development
Attachment: Project Manager-Assessment Development.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

16. Title I School Improvement Grant
F. Career & Technical Education

17. 2014-2015 Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Grant Award
Attachment: 2014-2015 Perkins Grant Award Document.pdf
F. Facilities Services

18. Utility Easement to City of Titusville
Attachment: Utility Easement.pdf
F. Project Management

19. Oak Park ES Fire Separation Corridor - Change Order #1 and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order # 1 - Oak Park ES - Fire Separation Corridor.pdf
20. Madison MS Roof Replacement - Change Order #1 and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order #1 Madison Middle School (1L) - Roof Replacement.pdf
21. Jackson MS Band Room Air Handler Replacement - Change Order #1 and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order #1 Jackson MS Band Room - Air Handler Replacement.pdf
22. Madison MS Band Room Air Handler Replacement - Change Order #1 and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order #1 Madison MS Band Room - Air Handler Replacement.pdf
23. Oak Park ES Chiller Replacement - Change Order #1 and Closeout
Attachment: Change Order #1 Oak Park ES - Chiller Replacement.pdf
24. West Melbourne ES and Palm Bay HS - GMP for Roof Replacement at Multiple Buildings
Attachment: West Melbourne ES and Palm Bay HS Roof Replacement at Multiple Buildings - Budget Worksheet & GMP.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

25. Approval of Consent

Approve the September 9, 2014 consent items with the exception of those pulled for discussion. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

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

26. Policy Review - 1000s, 3000s, 4000s, 6000s, 7000s
Attachment: po6145 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: PO6145.01 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: PO6680v1KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3214 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7130.01 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po7434 v1 mah.pdf
Attachment: po3220 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6530 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3216 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7130 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po3600 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6550 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3121.01 v.1 MS.pdf
Attachment: po3430.02 v1 srg.pdf
Attachment: po3420 v.4 mah.pdf
Attachment: po3139 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3121 V.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3590 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: 7000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: PO6510 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po6460 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3129 v.l RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO7300 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: po3131 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6100 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3550 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: 1000, 3000, 4000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: PO6610 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po6233 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3130.01 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7420 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po3129.01 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6152 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po6105 V1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po6521.pdf
Attachment: po3210 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6150 v2 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3120.04 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3128 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6120 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: PO6423 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3120.03 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3415 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7130.02 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po3215 v.1 SRG.pdf
Attachment: po3140 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6110 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: PO6480 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3120.05 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3430 v1 sg.pdf
Attachment: PO7320 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: po3120 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3150 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6107.01 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: PO6470 v3 KLB R3.pdf
Attachment: po3120.08 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3430.01 v1 SRG.pdf
Attachment: PO7450 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: po3161 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3130 V.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3580 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3139.01 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3575 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: 6000 Edits.pdf
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

27. Contract with David Benzel, Keynote Speaker for Parent Workshop
Attachment: Benzel.pdf
H. Student Services

28. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: City of Melbourne Leisure Services Agreement.pdf
Attachment: College Fair Oct 15 2014 Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

29. Field Trip - Johnson Middle School - Sea Camp
Attachment: JMS Sea Camp field trip info.pdf
H. Facilities Services

30. 2014/15 - 2018/19 District Facilities Work Program
Attachment: Program Guide.pdf
Attachment: 2014-15 to 2018-19 District Facilities Work Program.pdf
H. Environmental, Health & Safety

31. 2014 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety and Sanitation Inspection Report
Attachment: Charter Sch, Safety Insp Reports 2013-14.pdf
Attachment: BPS Sch, Safety Insp Reports 2013-14.pdf

I. Staff Reports
32. Highlights of the 2013-14 Fund Balance


Dr. Binggeli provided a staff report about the 2013-14 Budget Surplus.  At the conclusion, Dr. Krupp said that he could not support paying for the ACT.  He believes that is a parent responsibility and does not believe there is any accountability in who goes on to higher education.

There was discussion amongst the Board members regarding this matter. Dr. Binggeli said he believed there was value in this measure for our students.

Mr. Ziegler said that he was glad that we were paying attention to the tech associate positions.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
33. Board Member Reports
Attachment: School Board Presentation - September 9, 2014.pdf
Attachment: Effects of District Opting Out of Statewide Assessments.pdf

Mr. Ziegler said that it is very important to work together as a community to get issues resolved at the state level.  The Board is not happy about all the testing. He said that we need a plan and solutions.

Ms. Kneessy read a resolution up for debate at FSBA regarding parent opt-out for their students for standardized/state-wide assessments.

 Dr. Krupp said that he attended the League of Cities meeting and Sheriff Wayne Ivey was the keynote speaker.  He said that Sheriff Ivey encouraged everyone to become educated on the ramifications to Amendment 2.

L. Superintendent's Report
34. Superintendent's Report
Attachment: 2013-14 Budget Surplus - September 9, 2014.pdf

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that we had received the ACT composite scores and there was a large increase from 20.5 to 20.8.

He also discussed Brevard's industry certifications.  Last year, we had 4,140 exams with a 77% pass rate.  He said that arms our students with a way to go on to higher education or find meaningful work.

M. Adjournment
35. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Henderson adjourned the meeting at 8:08 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).