09-15-2009 Strategic Plan Priorities Workshop


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida held its Strategic Plan workshop on Tuesday, September 15, 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 10, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Excercies

Minutes: Chairman Robert Jordan called the Strategic Plan Workshop to order at 3:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Chairman Robert Jordan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Opening Remarks

Minutes: Dr. Brian Binggeli made a few opening comments in regard to the Strategic Plan and turned the meeting over to the meetings facilitator, Dori Bisbey, Staff Development Specialist.
5. Start-Ups

Minutes: Ms. Bisbey reviewed the agenda and discussed the ground rules for the workshop. A packet of information containing  the strategic objectives and the Board recommendations of individual top priorities. The Board advocated for their individual priorities.
6. Agreement on Strategies for Consideration

Minutes: The Board reviewed the 31 priority strategies selected from a list of 73 strategic objectives.
7. Advocacy

Minutes: The Board then moved into discussion on each of the chosen objectives to advocate for and tentatively agree on 3-5 priority objectives for the coming year.
8. Prioritization/Agreement
Attachment: 2009-10 Strategic Plan Document.pdf
Attachment: 2009-2010 New Strategies.pdf

As a result of the discussion, the Board tentatively agreed upon four top priorities as listed below. The top priorities will be voted on by the Board on September 22, 2009.

           Student Achievement

1.1.1 - By 2013, implement a K-12 comprehensive improvement program for every student performing below grade level.

1.1.2 - By 2013, decrease the achievement gap between minority and majority students on FCAT reading and math by 5% each year.

            Safe and Healthy Learning and Work Environment

2.2.3 - Implement the Board approved plan to achieve 100% Level of Service using membership redistricting and program modification by 2011-2012.

4.1.7 - Evaluate cost effectiveness of various district operations (i.e.: Food Service, Transportation, School Age Child Care, Instructional Programs, Facilities) by the 2010-2011 school year.


9. Wrap-Ups

Minutes: Ms. Bisbey questioned whether the Board was in agreement to the four priorities that they have chosen. Each of the Board Members responded in the affirmative.

Closing Remarks
10. Closing Remarks

Minutes: No closing remarks were made.

11. Adjournment

Minutes: The Strategic Plan Workshop adjourned at 4:29 p.m.