09-13-2011 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 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 8, 2011. 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 Dr. Barbara Murray called the Regular School Board Meeting of September 13, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A-3. Invocation (Regan Kratzer, 5th Grade, Suntree Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Regan Kratzer, 5th grade student from Suntree Elementary School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Ryan Shields, 6th Grade, Suntree Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ryan Shields, 6th grade student from Suntree Elementary School.

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

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Recognition Deletion
Recognition of VHS Student, George Villacis

Consent Revisions
F-18.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-20.   Memorandum of Understanding between Brevard Zoo and Adult Community Education - 21st Century Community Learning Center Zoo Explorers Grant
F-21.   Memorandum of Understanding between Brevard Cultural Alliance Inc. and Adult Community Education - 21st Century Community Learning Center Art Explorers Grant
F-22.   Memorandum of Understanding between Viera Pro-Health and Fitness and Adult Community Education - 21st Century Community Learning Center Art Explorers Grant

Consent Deletions
Adult Education and Family Literacy Geographical Grant 2011-12
Adult Education and Family Literacy English Literacy/Civics Grant 2011-12



Motions:
Adopt the September 13, 2011 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

6. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli welcomed Bob Barnes, Founder of the Children's Hunger Project, Linda Piccolella, Principal of Riviera Elementary School, and Mike Guevara, Guidance Counselor of Riveria Elementary School.

Mr. Burns explained the purpose and goal of the Children's Hunger Project. He stated that Riveria Elementary is the piloted school for this program. He turned the presentation over to Ms. Piccolella as she went on to elaborate that the mission and vision of the project goes well beyond the health and wellness it provides. She stated that children are more successful when they are not concerned with weekend hunger. Ms. Piccolella thanked Mr. Guevara, who spearheads this project,  for his commitment to this important cause.

A video clip regarding hunger in America was played.

Dr. Binggeli stated that according to Second Harvest Food Bank, the need in Central Florida is even greater than the national statistics with one in five struggling with hunger.  He also announced that beginning on September 19, 2011, Brevard Public Schools will hold its annual Food 4 Thought food drive which will benefit the local food pantries.  Dr. Binggeli also noted that September is Hunger Action Month and Brevard Public Schools are pleased to join millions of Americans in the fight against hunger in our communities.

B. Accounting Services

7. Recognize Accounting Services for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent for Financial Services.  Ms. Preston recognized the accounting services staff for receiving two district distinctive awards for excellence in financial reporting.  The awards are the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reportings and the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  Ms. Preston presented Jo Ann Clark, Director of Accounting Services, Kathy Jackson and Charleen Neel, Accounting Managers,  and Wendy Andrews, Manager of School Accounting & Property Control, with these two prestigious awards.

This is the eleventh consecutive year that the Finance Division has both applied for and received these awards.

Chairman Dr. Murray and Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to thank the accounting staff for all of their accomplishments.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

8. Recognition for the Brevard Cultural Alliance Excellence in Visual Arts Award 2011-2014

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Bridget Geiger, K-12 Art & Theatre Resource Teacher.

Ms. Geiger mentioned that Brevard Public Schools has had twenty one visual arts programs of excellence since the inception of Brevard's Cultural Alliance Excellence in Visual Arts Award in 2005. Five of these programs will be recognized this evening.

Ms. Geiger went on to explain this is the last year for the BCAs Excellence in Visual Arts Award. We are excited to announce that this model, which was created by Brevard Public Schools District in cooperation with the Brevard Cultural Alliance, served as a catalyst for the design of the new Florida Department of Education Visual Arts Demonstration Schools model (VADS), which is now in place for the entire state. She noted that there are three Brevard Schools that have applied and are waiting site visits.

Ms. Geiger acknowledged the following Brevard Cultural Alliance Members: Bunny Finney, Chairman of the Board and Pablo Remonsellez, Community Services Program Director. She also acknowledged Peggy Nolan, Retired K-12 Art & Theatre Resource Teacher, who was instrumental for helping creating this award.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli presented the BCA with a plaque in recognition for their ongoing support for encouraging excellence in our visual arts education programs.

New Schools receiving their Excellence in Visual Arts designation:
1.   Port Malabar Elementary: Jennifer Crossman, Art Teacher; Cindy Whalin, Principal
2.   Westside Elementary: Carline Campbell-Ceasar, Art Teacher; Elaine Passanisi, Principal
3.   Viera High: Dr. Susan West and Kevin Cook, Art Teachers; Jim Hickey, Principal
4.   Quest Elementary: Karen Monahan, Art Teacher; Elia Lea, Principal 
5.   Sunrise Elementary: Sheryl Snow, Art Teacher; Barry Prichard, Principal

Each school received a plaque and a banner to hang in their schools.  The art teacher received a monetary award for their art program.

B. Secondary Programs

9. Excellence in Physical Education Award

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Valerie Harville, Physical Education, Health, and Driver's Education Resource Teacher.

Ms. Harville gave a brief presentation about the background and purpose of the Excellence in Physical Education Award. She noted that this is the fifth year of the Excellence in Physical Education Award, which is a three-year award. Those that are receiving the award this evening will remain in effect from 2011-2014.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli congratulated the 2011 Excellence in Physical Education Award Winners:

1. Atlantic Elementary: Andrew Hanson, Physical Education Teacher; Sherry Tomlinson, Principal

2. Westside Elementary: Beth McKinney and Greg Slentz, Physical Education Teacher; Elaine Passanisi, Principal

3. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School: Nichole Anagnostis, Bonnie Bettis, Stacia Burdett, Greg Eller, and Jason Whitworth, Physical Education Teachers; Rick Fleming, Principal

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


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. School Food & Nutrition

10. Proclaim September 12-16, 2011 as Florida School Breakfast Week
Attachment: FSBW RESOLUTION.pdf
Minutes: Jimmie Johnson, District Operations Manager of Food & Nutrition, read the proclamation.

Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of September 12-16, 2011 as Florida School Breakfast Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. Binggeli expressed his sincere appreciation to the Food & Nutrition staff that feeds all of our students every day.

D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

11. Presentation: Ending Fund Balance for 2010-2011
Attachment: Analysis of Operating budget & ending fund balance 2010-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Preston  and Dr. Binggeli gave a presentation to the Board on the Ending Fund Balance for 2010-2011.

Mr. Ziegler questioned Ms. Preston on student enrollment. Ms. Preston noted that we did reach our student projection and we are actually ahead at this time.  Whether or not that we will get paid for the additional students is undetermined at this time.

Ms. Preston explained that there was an issue with the budget that the Board adopted on September 8, 2011. There was a provision given from the state, which was a small allocation for declining enrollment. If the district was projected to decline in enrollment, the state will pay the district for 25 percent of that number of students. She noted that if  the district grows above what the budget was based on, technically we would only get paid for 75 percent of those new students. When they certified the tax roll in July and received our second calculations from the state, they projected our decline in the tax roll at 1.5 percent; but it turned out to be 14.1 percent. Ms. Preston explained that Brevard could not pay as much out of our property taxes as projected, so the state has to kick in more. This happened throughout the state. They woefully underestimated on the tax roll on the first calculation, Brevard got its first proration. The state did not have enough to cover Brevard on the tax roll and if there are other districts growing in student population above the projections, there is not going to be any money to pay us for the students we now have in our school system that we are allocating teacher units.

Dr. Krupp asked for clarification on certifying the tax roll in July.

Ms. Kneessy informed the Board that on Sunday, September 18, 2011, Matt Reed, Reporter from Florida Today, will be doing an article on how commercial properties have been assessed in this county. She stated where this affects the district is that each of the twenty commercial properties reviewed are appraised at as fifty percent or more less then the market value. Ms. Kneessy gave an example of one of the properties. She said that if their numbers are incorrect, it effects everyone in the school district.  Ms. Kneessy encouraged the viewing audience to read the article.

As a closing note, Ms. Preston gave some information on the future of Capital Funds.

Mr. Ziegler informed the viewing audience, at the end of the last Legislative session when they did appropriations on public education capital outlay, the legislators completely reduced to funding to zero on public facilities. Which means there is no maintenance for the public school buildings from the state. But, they conveniently kept maintenance in for the charter schools which are private buildings.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned to address this issue, the district had to move property insurance out of our Capital Budget into our Operating Budget. He stated that is has the affect of taking four million dollars out of the Operating Fund because we cannot pay that out of the Capital Fund.

Dr. Murray asked if there were other areas in Operating budget that we have transfered from the Capital budget.  Ms. Preston stated that the property insurance was the primary expenditure.  She stated what the district has done in the Capital budget is deferred a lot of things. For instance, two years with no busses, we really deferred on the technology, not just the Sunrise Standard but the refreshment program that goes directly into the classrooms. She noted from a facilities standpoint we are at a repair at failure.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district needs preventive maintenance to protect the investment of property.


E. Public Discussion
12. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

After Board discussion, the Board Members unanimously agreed that all 19 speakers will be heard during this segment of public discussion with a break for the Board half way through the public speakers.

Chairman Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated that the Board would not respond to comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate them and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board:

1.  Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
2.  Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
3.  Kevin Chancellor, Palm Bay -  Labor Relations
4.  Debbie Sandstrom, Titusville - Labor Relations
5.  Becky Donohue, Melbourne - Labor Relations
6.  Keith Nielson, West Melbourne- Overcrowding at Meadowlane Elementary
7.  Carrie Bailly, West Melbourne - Overcrowding at Meadowlane Elementary
8.  Lynn Roley, Melbourne -  Labor Relation
9.  Loren D. Merrill Jr., Rockledge - Labor Relations
10. Donna Arnister, Cocoa - Labor Relations

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Chairman Dr. Murray called for a video break at 7:14 p.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 7:25 p.m. 
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11.  Chris Vassas, Palm Bay - Transportation Contractor
12.  Fred Kilgallin, Melbourne - Ending Fund Balance
13.  Debbie Little, Palm Bay - Labor Relations
14.  Chip Bock, Melbourne Beach -  Courtesy Bussing
15.  Alan Mast, Melbourne Beach - Courtesy Bussing
16.  Karen Clark, Melbourne - Overcrowding at Meadowlane Elementary
17.  Patricia Barrow, Melbourne - School Board Salaries
18.  Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Student Privacy
19.  Jacob Roberts, Merritt Island - Salary Cuts for Teachers

Chairman Murray expressed her appreciation to the speakers for their willingness to speak to the Board.


 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

13. Approval of Minutes
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

14. Property Disposal
Attachment: Sept 13.pdf
F. Transportation

15. Isolated Transportation 2011
F. Human Resources

16. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-13-11.pdf
17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-13-11.pdf
Attachment: 2011 September 13 ESOL.pdf
F. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

18. Master Inservice Plan 2010-11
Attachment: Index for the board 080411 (2).pdf
Attachment: MIP Section 1 rev Aug 11.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

19. Memorandum of Understanding between Brevard Zoo and Adult/Community Education – 21st Century Community Learning Center Zoo Explorers Grant.
Attachment: MOUZoo 08.11.12.pdf
Attachment: Brevard Zoo.pdf
20. Memorandum of Understanding between Brevard Cultural Alliance Inc. and Adult/Community Education - 21st Century Community Learning Center Art Explorers Grant.
Attachment: Brevard Cultural Alliance MOU.pdf
21. Memorandum of Understanding between Viera Pro-Health and Fitness Center and Adult/Community Education - 21st Century Community Learning Center Art Explorers Grant
Attachment: Viera Pro Health.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

22. Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety Trip to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Palm Bay Law Academy to Washington, D.C. Dec. 2011.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

23. Representation on the North Brevard Commission on Parks & Recreation (District #1)
F. Project Management

24. Sale of Land at Eau Gallie High School
Attachment: Appraisal Summary.pdf
Attachment: Sale Property.pdf
Attachment: Quitclaim Deed.pdf
Attachment: Resolution.pdf
Attachment: Scope of Work to Cure.pdf
Attachment: School Board Deed.pdf
Attachment: Purchase Agreement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

25. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the consent agenda. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the administrative appointments under agenda item F-17 Instructional Staff Recommendations.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Transportation

26. Courtesy Busing
Attachment: courtesy center.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson pulled this item to ensure that the courtesy bussing (under the two mile limit) is fair and equitable throughout the district and its associated cost.

Ms. Kneessy agreed Ms. Henderson that courtesy bussing needs to be fair and equitable. Ms. Kneessy stated that her concern is whether a turn lane is considered a road and if the form used with the criteria is being filled out correctly. She then gave an example of the Rita Blvd. stop for Gemini Elementary.

Dr. Murray stated the she agrees to a point, but the safety of our students is our top priority.

Mike Connors, Director of Transportation, responded to why the Rita Blvd. stop was deemed not hazardous.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he is not comfortable taking responsibility for little kids walking down that road. He said if there is plenty of room on the bus and it doesn't cost the district anything, then he does not see that there is a decision that has to be made. Mr. Ziegler would like to see those students accommodated.

Ms. Henderson cautioned the Board that they would be opening a bag of worms and explained that there are other cases that would be marked the same way but those students have to pay to be on the bus. She stated that she is looking for consistency throughout the district.

Dr. Murray commented on the aspect of being fair and equitable. She stated her concern regarding what she, as a Board Member, is willing to take responsibility for as it relates to children walking on that turn lane divided by a six inch white line.  Dr. Murray stated that she is personally not willing to take responsibility because she feels it is in fact, a safety issue.

Discussion ensued about the multitude of hazardous areas in Brevard in comparison to the Rita Blvd. stop, the criteria, and the form.

Dr. Krupp stated that these areas should be looked at on a case by case basis.

Dr. Binggeli explained the process that the committee was charged with by the Board. He stated that no one can guarantee safety with absolute certainty. Dr. Binggeli stated that we have to make the best decision possible within the guidelines of the statute, parents have to make the best decision based on what they know, and we try to be consistent in giving an avenue that is reasonably cost effective to address inside the two mile limit. He stated that his concern about, if there is room on the bus, you win, if there's not, you don't. Dr. Binggeli stated that we serve at the Board discretion.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she also challenges the committee make-up. She stated that she finds it ironic that a person who does not think that something meets the criteria any longer is now heading up the committee and making a judgment on whether it is safe or not.  Ms. Kneessy stated, in her opinion, that is stacking the committee. She would like a committee that is fair, impartial and not biased.

The Board gave direction to bring each bus stop individually at the next Board meeting of September 27, 2011.

H. Compensation & Benefits

27. Job Description: Performance Data Analyst
Attachment: Analyst-PerfData.pdf
Minutes: 
28. 2012 Employee Benefits Administration/Retiree Programs
Attachment: Attach. B - 2012 Dental Renewal.pdf
Attachment: Attach. A - 2012 PBM Renewal.pdf
Attachment: Attach. C - 2012 Medicare Retirees Programs.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to get clarification on the RFP on the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Integration which was done in May 2010 and why is the district taking advantage of the significant savings at this time instead of the previous open enrollment cycle.

Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, deferred the questions to Jan Bush, Senior Vice President/COO of BushRobinson , since Ms. Pace was not employed by the district in May 2010.

Ms. Bush explained that the process for the RFP began in May 2010, but the entire process was not completed for several months. We have been going through with the committees, the analysis for the medical third party administration services, and the behavioral health. She stated that we had not opened it up to proposals at that point for the Pharmacy Benefit Services. Ms. Bush went on to explain the purpose was to potentially have a full integrated medical program with Cigna.

Discussion ensued between Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Bush in regard to some of the processes and potential changes in the health options.

Mr. Ziegler requested a copy of the template with the information and how it was analyzed.

Dr. Murray suggested that a copy be sent to the entire Board.
H. Curriculum & Instruction

29. Brevard Public Schools' Student Progression Plan for 2011-2012

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to discuss the graduation requirements as it relates to the fourth science or social studies requirement. She mentioned that Brevards requirement is much higher then what the State requires due to SSNP.  Ms. Kneessy explained that due to class size, the district has allowed that fourth credit to be science or social studies. She requested that become a permanent change and expressed her reasoning.

Dr. Krupp mentioned that if in two years if our tax rolls do not improve, we will be reduced to what the state requires as graduation instead of us having to have all these extras. He feels that it is a mute point.

Ms. Kneessy stated that it is impacting herself and many other parents with their students because each of the ninth graders meet with guidance counselors to make their four year plan.

Dr. Binggeli suggested that we engage in conversation with the building principals.

Dr. Walt Christy, Director of Secondary Programs, explained that if you make the science and social studies an "and", which is what it currently is, that applies to all grade levels. He stated that if you go to an "or" and you make that as part of the Progression Plan now, to change back to an "and" you would have to start with the incoming ninth grade class the year that you make that decision. Dr. Christy stated that by statute, you cannot increase the graduation requirements for an incoming ninth grade class, but the language is silent as to decreasing.

Dr. Binggeli suggested that we engage in some discussion with the high school principals and get feedback because as Dr. Christy stated, if we go down that path, we have to really know what we want.  Going in the other direction is much more challenging.

H. Elementary Programs

30. Lease Agreement between the School Board and the Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Contract1112.pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

31. Contract with K12 Florida for Aventa Course
Attachment: 2011-08-12_Brevard_County_PS_Addendum_REV2.pdf
Attachment: 2011-08-12_2011 OF AventaPartner_Brevard_Rev12.pdf
H. Student Services

32. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement.pdf
Attachment: City of Melbourne Leisure Services.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

33. Field Trip - Cocoa High Marching Band to perform at West Monroe High vs Cocoa High football game in Louisiana
Attachment: CHS Marching Band Back-Up for Louisiana.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

34. Field Trip for Titusville High School NJROTC to Parris Island and Patriots Point, South Carolina
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1910_001.pdf
H. Project Management

35. 2011/12 - 2015/16 District Facilities Work Program
Attachment: Program Guide.pdf
Attachment: 2011-12 District Facilities Work Program.pdf

I. Staff Reports
36. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations due to the Board taking all the speakers earlier.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
38. Discussion Point: Fee Based Bussing

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler requested open discussion amongst the Board regarding the fee based bussing, language in a divorce decree as it relates to where a child resides, and our current policy.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the staff will bring back information and option to see what path the Board would like to pursue.

39. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp had no report.

Ms. Henderson report on the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition session. They gave an update in regard to 2012 Federal and State Legislative Priorities. She stated that information about Leadership Orange will be coming out soon and explained what it entailed.

Ms. Kneessy reported on the FSBA Board of Directors meeting which was held in Punta Gorta, Florida. She stated that there is legal action regarding Amendment 7. There will be a bill titled "The Religious Freedom" on the ballot in 2012. Ms. Kneessy stated that this bill is all about vouchers and FSBA and its members are trying to get this off the ballot.

Dr. Murray explained for the community that this bill would be using tax dollars to go towards private schools if approved.

Ms. Kneessy continued her report by stating that FSBA has put together a list of unfunded and under-funded State mandates.  The reason FSBA put this list together is that there is a group that is pushing for a constitutional amendment change that would ban unfunded mandates.

Ms. Kneessy updated on the staff changes at FSBA due to retirements.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she was able to lobby for additional seats at the "Education Now" conference by Jeb Bush which was sold out. She mentioned that all of the FSBA Board of Directors had a seat. Ms. Kneessy left the decision up to Dr. Murray and Dr. Binggeli on who would attend this conference with her. The conference is Tuesday, September 20, 2011, from 11:30 .am. to 1:30 p.m. 

Ms. Kneessy reported that the Class-size lawsuit is ready to be filed. FSBA is waiting for the October count. She went on to give some trivia facts and other facts about Florida.

Ms. Kneessy requested an action plan on Meadowlane.  Dr. Binggeli stated that communication about Meadowlane is already occurring as a part of rezoning and redistricting.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he is available on September 20th, to attend the conference.

Mr. Ziegler spoke about an email that he sent to the Board regarding the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) and the Property Appraiser Office. He explained the thrust and intent of the Legislature for the VAB is to give property owners a fair method of challenging their property values without having to spend a lot of money by going to court.  Mr. Ziegler stated that he would be sending an additional letter to the Legislature urging them not to take away any rights from property owners. He said that he would send a copy to the Board once he formulates that letter.

Ms. Ziegler reminded everyone that Friday, September 16, 2011 is POW/MIA day and we would be flying the POW/MIA flags at all of our schools. He noted that he would be hosting an inaugural ceremony at Melbourne High School at 9:00 a.m. He welcomed any Board Member that would like to attend. Mr. Ziegler thanked the Board for standing behind this important event.

Dr. Murray thanked Port Canaveral for donating $6000 for the district's 3rd grade EMBARK program.

Dr. Murray re-enforced our Food 4 Thought Program and requested that our community donate food to our local schools. This is to help fill the local food banks for those children who do not enough to eat at home and on the weekends.  


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

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli congratulated last year's juniors on their ACT results. He stated that there was a very nice increase in every category. Dr. Binggeli mentioned that the SAT results would be out soon.

Dr. Binggeli noted that he is headed for Tampa for a Superintendent's conference, which should be very eventful.

Dr. Murray stated that she is sure that it will be eventful given the state of school finance in the State of Florida.

Ms. Kneessy requested, when he returns from the conference, he shares with the Board new requirements from FHSAA.


M. Adjournment
41. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board Meeting of September 13, 2011 was adjourned at 8:56 p.m.






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