09-22-2009 Special School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD



The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, September 22, 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 17, 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 22, 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 (Jarrett Poore, Grade 10, Eau Gallie High School)
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Jarrett Poore, 10th Grade Student, Eau Gallie High School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Amelia Windover, Grade 12, Eau Gallie High School)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Amelia Windover, 12 Grade, Eau Gallie High School.

A-5. Entertainment (EGHS Percussion & Choral Ensemble)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Encore, Eau Gallie High School's Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Choral Director, Emily Tillman, who entertained the Board and the audience prior to the start of the meeting, played an additional musical number.

Mr. Jordan took the opportunity to thank Ms. Tillman; Bobby Blum, Percussion Director; Thomas Singletary and Veronica Curran, Band Directors and their students for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Jordan called for a recess at 5:45 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:48 p.m.
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A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revisions:
F-17.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-22. Final Adoption of the 2009-2010 Strategic Plan with Priority Strategies

Consent Deletion
Student Expulsion(s)

Information Revision
H-37.   2009-2010 Energy Conservation-Phase 1 Capital Projects

 



Motions:
Approve the published agenda for the September 22, 2009 School Board meeting and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

7. Annual Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners
Attachment: Annual PRISM Scholars Board Agenda attachment.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli welcomed Susan Lamm-Merritt, Professor at Brevard Community College (BCC) Melbourne Campus and Marika Koch, Professor at BCC Cocoa Campus and their students from the Introduction to Education classes.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Beth Thedy, Director of Middle School Programs, who stated that the PRISM Scholars Program has entered its third year and the district is recognizing the Brevard students for their outstanding accomplishments in Mathematics and Science. Ms. Thedy turned the meeting over to Kim Bragg, Middle School Math and Science Resource Teacher and Coordinator of the PRISM Scholars Program.

Ms. Bragg explained the PRISM Scholars Program to the Board and introduced Nancy Bradley, Central Florida Schools Board Coalition PRISM Project Board of Directors, and her role in the program. Ms. Bradley took this opportunity to thank Dr. Binggeli, Board Members, principals, teachers, and parents for their great support. Each student on the attached list was congratulated by Dr. Binggeli, Chairman Robert Jordan and Ms. Bradley and received a $500 US Savings Bond.

Ms. Bragg recognized the major donation contributors to the PRISM Scholars Programs: Baker Barrios, DeVry University, EA Tiburon, ETA Cuisenaire, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Lockheed Martin, National Retail Properties, Progress Energy, Sea World and Workforce Central Florida.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. School Food & Nutrition

8. Proclaim October 12-16, 2009 as National School Lunch Week
Attachment: NSLW 10.09 Final.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, read the resolution proclaiming October 12-16, 2009 as National School Lunch Week.

Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of October 12-16, 2009 as National School Lunch 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

C. Exceptional Education

9. Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks
Attachment: 2009 Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, read the resolution proclaiming the first two weeks in October as Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.

Motions:
Adopt the Resolution declaring the first two weeks in October 2009 as "Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks".- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Accounting Services

10. Economic Outlook Review
Attachment: Brevard_Schools_Investment_Review_and_Market_Update_9_22_09.pdf
Minutes: 

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, introduced Steven Alexander, Managing Director of Public Financial Management (PFM). Mr. Alexander presented to the Board an overview of PFM and the economic outlook.

Chairman Jordan thanked Mr. Alexander on behalf of the Board for all that he has done to advise the school district.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

11. SAT/ACT/AP and 11th Grade ACT
Attachment: 2009 AP SAT ACT Board Presentation.pdf
Minutes: 

Karen Schafer, Director of the Office of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation, gave a presentation on the 2009 SAT and ACT for graduating seniors, AP and  the 11th grade ACT.

Dr. Murray thanked Ms. Schafer for the presentation and congratulated the students on their success. Dr. Murray requested insight as to why there is a decline in the African American students scores and somewhat of an increase in White and Hispanic scores but overall mainly a decline. Ms. Schafer stated as we increase the students participation in rigorous coursework, we are always doing a balance between participation and performance.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that the information regarding the SAT and ACT be disseminated similarly at each high school. Parents seemed to be uninformed regarding when, where, and how often a student could/should be tested.

 Ms. Kneessy requested that the district reconsider the policy of having every student that is in an AP class take the exam. She also suggested that all the AP teachers in the district get together for some continuity in their programs.


E. Public Discussion
12. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

The members of the Board agreed to take all 21 speakers instead of the first ten as outlined in the district policy.

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 ans respond in a timely manner. The following persons addressed the Board:

  1. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Collaboration
  2. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
  3. Christine Newman, Indialantic - Health Insurance
  4. Robert Cruz, IUPAT Local 1010, Viera - Benefits
  5. Fred Kilgallin, Melbourne - Health Insurance
  6. Mary Helen Velkoff, Indian Harbour Beach - Health Insurance
  7. Carrie Chancellor, Palm Bay - Health Insurance
  8. Kevin Chancellor, Palm Bay - Health Insurance
  9. Teri Jones, Augusta and Patricia Williams, Palm Bay - Harry & Harriett Moore
  10. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - Strategic Goals
  11. Allan Sprayberry, Mims - Health Insurance
  12. Kathy Gulledge, Local 1010, Palm Bay - Health Insurance
  13. Debby Greco, Local 1010, Orlando - Health Insurance
  14. Stacey Nemetz, Melbourne - Health Insurance
  15. Tammy Michonski, Cocoa - Health Insurance
  16. Karen Arleo, Palm Bay - Health Insurance
  17. Lew Jamieson, Viera - Health Insurance
  18. Bob Gudgel, Melbourne - Health Insurance
  19. Lynn Roley, Melbourne - Health Insurance *
  20. Dean Paterakis, Melbourne - Charter Application *
  21. Terri Lowe, Satellite Beach -  Health Insurance

* Did not show

 


F. Consent
F. Accounting Services

13. Warrants Written for the Month of August, 2009
Attachment: August 2009 Warrants.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

14. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchase Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: 09-047BM Plumbing Services.pdf
Attachment: 10-002JJ Two Way Radio's.pdf
15. Surplus Property
Attachment: SEPT_22_09.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-22-09.pdf
18. Master Inservice Plan 2009-10
Attachment: MIP Section 1 rev July 09.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Num Index rev 8-11-09.pdf
F. School Choice

19. 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
20. Somerset Academy - Palm Bay Charter Application
Attachment: II Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
Attachment: III Business Plan - Facilities Secured.pdf
Attachment: Overall Summary.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
F. Area I Superintendent

22. Eau Gallie High School AFJROTC Cadets to Fly in Military Aircraft Stationed at Patrick AFB
23. 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
F. Area IV Superintendent

24. Consultant Agreement with Nancy Prizito
25. 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
F. Project Management

26. 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
27. Bill of Sale and Waterline Easement for the City of Cocoa at Cocoa High School
Attachment: Bill of Sale - City of Cocoa - CHS.pdf
Attachment: Waterline & Ingress-Egress Easement - City of Cocoa - CHS.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

28. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Human Resources

16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-22-09.pdf
Attachment: 2009- Sept 22 ESOL only.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Murray requested this item be pulled for information regarding the out-of-field ESOL teachers. Joy Salamone, Director of Labor Relations, addressed Dr. Murray questions and stated that she would give the Board a status report in regards to the out-of-field ESOL teachers.

Motions:
Approve the routine instructional staff recommendations. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. School Choice

21. Final Adoption of the 2009-2010 Strategic Plan with Priority Strategies
Attachment: 09-10 Priorities.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Strategic Plan Document.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy requested this item be pulled in order to add 3.1.1 Establish compensations and benefits at competitive market levels to  attract and retain a quality workforce annually as a Priority Strategy in the district's Strategic Plan.

Dr. Murray made it very clear for the public especially staff that when 3.1.1 was removed as a priority it was removed from an operational standpoint for this current year since the Board knew there were no available funds. It was certainly not removed from the plan and its importance certainly was not lessoned in any degree whatsoever. Keeping 3.1.1 as a priority at this time was not practical because there were other issues that we had control over, and those items were moved to the forefront.



Motions:
Approve the final 2009-2010 Strategic Plan, which the amendment of including 3.1.1 as a priority strategies.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
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 7:44 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:58 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Board Office/Superintendent

29. 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 1.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Form 9700 01 - Application for the School Board to Consider Approval of a Special Interest Group's Recruiment of Students in the Classroom.pdf

Motions:
To adopt/approve the proposed Board Policy 9700.01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom and authorize the Superintendent to advertise a public hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler  requested to amend the policy regarding the 45 day start begin on the first day in October, to give those groups a chance to present this school year. Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, stated the only concern was that you can not move on a policy until voted on by the Board. The public hearing for this item is not until October 27, 2009 at which time Mr. Ziegler's recommendation will be addressed.

Dr. Murray stated that she has spoken to many classroom teacher as well as administrator's and have not found anyone that supports this policy. Although Dr. Binggeli is trying to serve the Board in regard to this policy, Dr. Murray questioned what his thought are regarding this policy. Dr. Binggeli stated that he has reservations and concerns as it relates to having a limited open forum and how it creates opportunities well beyond the Boy Scouts. He stated that his other concerns was to make sure that this policy would not create a limited amount of additional work on the part of our teachers and our administrators.

G. Human Resources

30. Revision of School Board Policy 3120
Attachment: 3120 Proposed Policy Change Form - Action - 09-22-09.pdf
Attachment: 3120 Bylaws Revisions - Action - 09-22-09.pdf

Motions:
Approve the revision of School Board Policy 3120 and authorize the Superintendent to advertise for public hearing. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Curriculum & Instruction

31. Approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2009-2010


Motions:
To approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2009-2010 and authorize the superintendent to advertise for a public hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Title I/Early Childhood Education

33. School Improvement Grant Application
H. Area I Superintendent

34. Contracted Services Agreement between Riviera Elementary and Kagan Professional Development
Attachment: Riviera - Kagan 10-16-09.pdf
H. Area III Superintendent

35. Contracted Services Agreement between Learning Wheels and Sherwood Elementary School
Attachment: Learning Wheels.pdf
H. Project Management

36. 2009-10 Energy Conservation Plan - Phase 1 Capital Projects
Attachment: RCM Board Attachment.pdf
Attachment: ECM Matrix Phase 1 cost - Board Attachment 9-21-09 revision.pdf
Attachment: Project Management Plan Board Attachment 9-21-09 revision.pdf

I. Staff Reports
37. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
38. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
39. Board Members Report

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler congratulated Satellite High School Wind Ensemble for being selected two years in a row as a National Winner by the National Wind Band Honors Project.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he enjoyed touring Discovery Elementary.

Ms. Henderson noted that she went on field trip to Port Canaveral called Embark. The students get to ride on the locks, watch all the sea life coming in and going out, go to the maritime center and then to Jetty Park.

Ms. Henderson congratulated Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School and Williams Elementary School for being named Blue Ribbon Schools.

Ms. Henderson requested that Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice send the Board the information on academies, all the programs within schools, and the cost etc. that was recently requested. If the Board has additional questions to send them to Jackie Joy, Administrative Assistant to the School Board.

Ms. Henderson had requested information on class size and stated that she would be revising the questions and getting them back to Ms. Blackburn.

Ms. Kneessy noted that on September 19, 2009, she spoke to 60 to 70 people at The Tides from the Sons of American Revolution and Daughters of American Revolution in regard to the district and how we teach history in Brevard Public Schools.

Ms. Kneessy stated the Board would be attending Master Board Training on September 24-25, 2009.

Mr. Jordan requested permission from the Board to send a letter out to the teachers in regard to a grass root effort to support Brevard's economy. County Commissioner Robin Fisher began this effort to remind President Obama of his promise to help save the space program. Dr. Binggeli explained about this possibly being a civic event and a teachable moment for the students of Brevard County.

The Board spoke about what they were going to wear at the Master Board training.

 

 


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

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli echoed Ms. Henderson's congratulations to Williams Elementary and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School for being named a Blue Ribbon School. It is a tremendous accomplishment and honor to receive the Blue Ribbon Recognition.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he attended a First Lego League meeting at Clearlake Middle School. It brought scientist and engineers into the picture to support our students. A shout out to Mr. Baldaia, for setting up the meeting and Mr. Mullins for opening the school.

Dr. Binggeli noted that in the past several weeks, how Brevard Public School collectively as one large family contribute alot to the community at large with our Food for Thought effort, Cancer Society, United Way and Relay for Life.


M. Adjournment
41. Adjournment

Minutes: 

The School Board Meeting of September 22, 2009 was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.







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