09-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in Florida Today on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 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 Andy Ziegler called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, and Andy Ziegler

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


Michelle Irwin, Assistant Superintendent, Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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


Dr. Blackburn read into record the items on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since being released to the public.

Item D-7 on student achievement was added to the presentation portion of the agenda.

Additionally, recognition item Item B-5, which was a check presentation and recognition of Wells Fargo, was pulled at the last minute due to extenuating circumstances.

Approve the September 13, 2016 Regular School Board meeting agenda and its revisions including removing Item B-5 - Check Presentation and Recognition of Wells Fargo. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Brevard Schools Foundation

5. Check Presentation and Recognition of Wells Fargo

Minutes: This item was removed due to extenuating circumstances.
6. Check Presentation and Recognition of Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Training Division


Janice Kershaw, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation, and Linda Filippini, Programs and Development Assistant, accepted a check from Karl Kettner, Lockheed Martin Melbourne Site Manager and Adam Linsenbardt, Lockheed Martin Melbourne Program Manager. 

Mr. Kettner and Mr. Linsenbardt were presented a certificate of appreciation.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

7. Student Achievement
Attachment: ACT_Presentation_.pdf

Dr. Carol Kindt, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources, introduced Neyda Francis, Assistant Director, Accountability and Testing, and Dr. John Carr, Performance Data Analyst, Accountability and Testing.  Ms. Francis facilitated the presentation.

Board members requested information.  Also, metrics were requested to support the time and resources expended in providing ACT testing for every 11th grade student in the District.

E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment


Chairman Ziegler 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."

He asked that comments be related to public education and the business of the Brevard County School Board.  He also asked that speakers refrain from making slanderous statements or personal attacks on others.

Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  1. Dan Bennett - Elections
  2. Anthony Colucci- Discipline
  3. Dave Netterstrom - Partnership

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

9. Approval of Minutes
Attachment: 2016-0823.pdf
F. Financial Services

10. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 09-13-2016.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters 09-13-2016.pdf
F. Human Resources

11. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-13-16.pdf
12. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-13-16.pdf
13. Job Description – Director-Professional Standards and Labor Relations
Attachment: Dir-ProfStandardsLR.pdf
14. Job Description - Employment Specialist V
Attachment: EmpSpecV-Sub.pdf
F. Project Management

15. Oak Park Elementary School - HVAC/Electrical Renovations - Close-Out
Attachment: Oak Park ES - OEF 209 CFI certificate final inspection 08.18.16.pdf
16. Audubon Elementary School - HVAC Equipment Replacement Phases 1 and 2 - Close-Out
Attachment: Audubon ES - OEF 209 CFI certificate of final inspection 08 23 16.pdf
17. Longleaf Elementary School - Technology Infrastructure Renewal - Design Build Services SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Longleaf ET and fire alarm GMP attachments.pdf
18. Golfview Elementary - Chiller Replacement Buildings 6 and 7 - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Attachment F Golfview.pdf
19. Oak Park Elementary School - Roof Top Ventilators - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Oak Park Exhibit C-Canaveral.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

20. Approval of Consent

Approve the Consent Agenda for the September 13, 2016 Regular School Board meeting with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

21. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 17-B-006-OC - Warehouse Stock-Classroom, Office, and Art Paper Supply.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 17-B-010-LU - Automotive and Truck Batteries.pdf
Attachment: c - SS 17-SS-018-LU - Musco Sports Lighting.pdf


Award the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) below:

a - ITB #17-B-006-OC - Warehouse Stock - Classroom, Office, and Art Paper Supply - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - $433,577.26 - Operating - Other

b - ITB #17-B-010-LU - Automotive & Truck Batteries - Operations - $50,000.00 - Operating - Other

Approve the Sole Source (SS) purchase below:

c - SS #17-SS-018-LU - Musco Stadium Lighting - Facilities Services - $75,000.00 - Operating - Other

Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

22. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - CA 17-094-DP - Franklin Covey.pdf
Attachment: b- SSA 17-120-WH - Machining Training Solutions.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 17-076-DP Amplify - Sculptor.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 17-075-DP - PTQ Consulting - Sculptor.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 17-150-DP - Cambridge Education.pdf


Approve the Consultant Agreement (CA) below:

a - SSA #17-094-DP - Franklin Covey Client Sales - Elementary Office of Leading & Learning - $3,700.00 - Special Revenue - Federal (Title I)

Approve the Sales and Service Agreements (SSAs) below:

b - SSA #17-120-WH - Machining Training Solutions - Career & Technical Education - $62,430.50 - Operating - Other

c - SSA #17-076-DP - Amplify Core Knowledge - Secondary Leading & Learning - $3,200.00 - Special Revenue - Federal (Title II)

d - SSA #17-075-DP - PTQ Consulting, LLC - Secondary Office of Leading & Learning - $2,000.00 - Special Revenue - Federal (Title II)

e) - SSA #17-150-DP - Cambridge Education - Professional Learning and Development - $89,700.00 - Operating-Other

Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
John Craig- Aye

H. Information
H. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

23. Jackson Middle School's Ivy League Program (8th graders) Field Trip to Washington, D.C. - April 8 - April 13, 2017
Attachment: Washington DC itinerary 16 17.pdf
24. Merritt Island High School's Wrestling Team's Field Trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina - December 29-31, 2016
Attachment: Seahawk Duals Tentative Itinerary.pdf
H. Equity, Innovation & Choice

25. 2016-2017 Charter Application Recommended for Approval
Attachment: PineappleCoveClassicalAcademyNorthCampus.pdf
H. Facilities Services

26. Impact Fee Resolution
Attachment: Impact Fee Resolution.pdf

Mrs. Henderson asked to discuss this item.  She wanted to have an explanation for why we are only asking 50 percent of what the study recommended. Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Services, provided some explanation.


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


Mrs. Henderson  heard there had been changes to Title I allowing use of Title I dollars for transporation for the McKinney Vento Act.  She wanted details on whether or not this is a possibility for BPS,  and if so, what the impact would be and what would we save on transportation if utilized.

Mr. Craig asked what the District is doing to address the daily AC outages.  He feels we should be holding the companies accountable.

Mr. Ziegler asked if the Board was ok with placing a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance in every classroom.  He wants it to be a community-wide effort and has spoken with the Brevard Schools Foundation about setting up a fund that community members can donate. He suggested that it be called the BPS Patriot Fund and that it could also be used for flags, Patriot Day, ROTC, etc. The Board agreed.

Mrs. Belford asked for someone to look at adjusting dates for choice applications pending decisions on choice bussing.

L. Superintendent's Report
28. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Blackburn reported that he had provided his first Strategy Matters presentation on September 7, and gave the viewing audience the dates and locations of the remaining four.

He shared some departmental highlights.

Secondary Leading and Learning

  • Three middle school literacy coaches were accepted to participate in the 2016-2017 Literacy Coach Academy: Lisa Higham from Madison Middle, Tamara Hoffman from Cocoa High and Dena Stanley from Kennedy Middle and Viera High.
  • The estimated amount of FTE bonus gained from CTE industry certification is $1.8 million dollars.

Equity, Innovation and Choice

  • Through the Education Location Option and Program Opportunity application fees, $232,810 was collected in FY 2015-16.
  • A STEAM Coalition is being developed to match school needs with business expertise/grants.

Government and Community Relations

  • YTD total for advertising is $229,096

Financial Services

  • Accounting Services and Risk Management successfully worked with the District's Worker's compensation actuary to reduce the claims liability as of June 30, 2016 by $1.6 million over the first calculation.
  • Budget, Cost Accounting & FTE successfully worked with Student Services and the Command at Patrick AFB to obtain their support in having military families complete the Impact Aid Survey form.  This should assist the District in increasing funding.

Human Resources

  • HR announced an important upgrade to the applicant tracking system.  The security background screening has been upgraded to include Criminal History/Work Performance questionnaires.
  • Human Resource leaders in collaboration with Leading and Learning, the COO and approximately 15 principals met to created a professional development outline and calendar for selected assistant principals. The initiative is called Level 5 Leadership Program.

Finally Dr. Blackburn challenged Board members and colleagues to participate in  "Real Men Wear Pink" to support October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

M. Adjournment
29. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler adjourned the meeting at: 6:37 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).