09-24-19 School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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 12, 2019 and Wednesday, September 18, 2019 edition of Florida Today. 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 Descovich called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: 

Board members held a moment of silent reflection.


A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Matt Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: 

Board members and Dr. Mullins recognized and congratulated various students, staff, community members and programs and acknowledged the impact each had on Brevard Public Schools.


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2019-0924Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes that occurred after the agenda was published to the public on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
  • I-35. Retention and Recruitment Efforts

Additions

  • F-11. Student Expulsions


Motions:
Adopt the September 24, 2019 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Mullins recognized and congratulated the administrative staff personnel present.  Each was offered time for comments and introductions.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

Accept the position change of David Hamed from the position of Interim Assistant Principal, board approved on August 13, 2019, to the position of Assistant Principal at Titusville High School, effective on the issuance date of his certification of September 10, 2019.

Accept the retirement of Cindy D. Whalin from the position of Principal at Port Malabar Elementary School, effective January 6, 2020.

The transfer of Melissa A. Long from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Turner Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Lockmar Elementary School, on annual contract, effective September 25, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Sara M. Keller from the position of Teacher at Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary School to the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month) at Turner Elementary School, on annual contract, effective September 30, 2019. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. SLL Acceleration & Enrichment

8. Florida Arts Model Schools (FAMS) Awards

Minutes: Dr. Mullins introduced Mollie Vega, Director of Secondary Leading and Learning, who facilitated the recognition.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich reminded speakers of the three minute time limit and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  • Jason Jones - Support Teacher Concerns
  • Anthony Colucci - Negotiations
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teacher Retention
  • Jonathan Hilliard - Bargaining
  • Kevin Bowman - Teacher Salaries
  • Bill Pearlman - Teacher Contract
  • Arehzo Poirier - Teacher Salary
  • Kyle Savage - Bargaining
  • Nancy Yates - Teacher Shortage
  • Fred Kilgallin - Negotiations
  • Ronald Bradley -Foolish Money Spent
  • Referred to Sue Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities
  • Aaron Parr - Support of ECGs
  • Steven Vilgats - Thoughts of the Job
  • Kellie Way - Support of ECGs

Ms. Campbell clarified information that Mr. Hillard presented.  She said that the Board does not think salary negotiations are a "game" and that those conversations can only be held at the "bargaining table."

Ms. Belford explained that the first offer was on the table for bargaining negotiations; and the structure allows for discussion.  She encouraged union leaders to come back to discuss the outcome that the Board and BFT want to achieve. 

Dr. Mullins wanted to provide some clarification about the status of public records requests by BFT. He said that approximately 15 to 18 reports have been provided and only one is outstanding.  He also stressed that bargaining must happen at the "bargaining table." He said that he appreciated Mr. Savage's information and invited him and Mr. Colucci to sit down with him on September 25, in the afternoon to discuss.

Ms. Descovich added that state funding is also a determining factor in negotiations.


F. Consent
F. Board Office

10. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2019-0813 Policies Work Session.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0813 SB Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0814 Superintendent's Evaluation Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0827 Rule Development and Policy Work Session.pdf
Attachment: 2019-0827 SB Meeting.pdf
11. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: 2020-04S.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 09-24-2019.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 09-24-2019.pdf
F. Human Resources

13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-24-19.pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-24-19.pdf
15. Specialist - Safety & Security Support Personnel
Attachment: Specialist School Safety 09-24-19.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Labor Relations

16. Ratification of the 2018-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, Local 1010
17. Salary Increase and Enhancements for Non-Bargaining Personnel - 2018-2019
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

18. Field Trip - Jackson Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Students to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Jackson MS Washington DC information - Spring Break 2020.pdf
19. Field Trip - Rockledge High School Varsity Cheerleading Team to Cleveland, Ohio
Attachment: Rockledge High School Varsity Cheerleaders information & sample itinerary - October 2019 - Cleveland, Ohio.pdf
20. Field Trip - Bayside High School NJROTC to Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, FL
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC trip information and tentative itinerary October 2019.pdf
F. Project Management

21. Easement for Brevard County Storm Water Improvement Project
Attachment: Basin 1329 Construction Plans.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit A Legal Description of Easement.pdf
Attachment: Drainage Landscaping and Utility Access Easement Jackson Ave.pdf
23. Sales Surtax Reallocation of Funds to Contingency - Whispering Hills
Attachment: Attachment F Whispering Hills.pdf
Attachment: Other District Sales Surtax Project Budgets.pdf
Attachment: Sales tax priority list updated 09 2019.pdf
F. Compensation Services

24. Job Description - Assistant General Counsel
Attachment: 9050_ASST GEN COUN_DXXXX_Draft.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

25. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the September 24, 2019 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Project Management

22. Sales Surtax Funding Allocation to Facility Renewal and Educational Technology
Attachment: Sales surtax revenue projection.pdf
Attachment: ICOC meeting excerpt August 21, 2019 - programming educational technology and facility renewal funds.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Campbell pulled this item for discussion. She  noted that we have reached the $198 million mark on sales surtax.  She wanted to explain how the dollars have been spent.  When we have had other things that were broken that were not on the original list, dollars came out of something else to pay for those things.  The District could not utilize sales surtax dollars for anything but items on the original list.  However, we are still short many dollars to fix everything that needs repair.

Motions:
Approve the reallocation of approximately $1 million in savings from current educational technology projects and approve the use of approximately $500,000 from sales surtax revenue over $198 million for technology equipment renewal (computer replacement). 

Approve the use of up to $7 million in sales surtax revenue over $198 million to support the HVAC renewal projects at Columbia, McAuliffe and Challenger 7 Elementary Schools. 

Approve the use of up to $200,000 in sales surtax revenue over $198 million towards the planning and design of a District-wide building automation system renewal project. 


- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


G. Action
G. Financial Services

26. Board Policy 6510 Payroll Authorization
Attachment: 6510 Exec. Summ., Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean (8-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 6510 Payroll Authorization- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Purchasing & Warehouse

27. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - 20-155-A-JW - LifeTime Counseling Center (Students at Risk).pdf
Attachment: b - 20-110-A-JW - Mental Health Crisis Counseling.pdf
Attachment: c - 20-113-A-WH - TNTP Insight Survey.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Agreements below:

a - 20-155-A-JW - Mental Health and Social Work - Student Services - $288,000.00 - Operating Categorical

b - 20-110-A-JW - Mental Health Crisis Counseling - Student Services - $92,000.00 - Operating Categorical

c - 20-113-A-WH - TNTP Insight Survey - Human Resources - $67,000.00 - Operating Other

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

28. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - 15-B-033-AL - Temporary Personnel Services - Cancellation.pdf
Attachment: b - 19-506-B-WH - Two-Way Radios and Services.pdf
Attachment: c - 19-904-B-JW - Temporary Personnel Services.pdf
Attachment: d - 20-034-B-NC - Automotive & Truck Batteries.pdf
Attachment: e - 19-010-PB-NC-A1 - Classroom & Office Furniture Discount.pdf
Attachment: f - 20-077-SS-SH - Accuair Bard HVAC Equipment.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Cancellation below:

a - ITB #15-B-033-AL - Temporary Personnel Services (Cancellation) - Food & Nutrition Services - $N/A

Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below:

b - ITB #19-506-B-WH - Two-Way Radios and Related Products and Services - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - $Various - Operating Other

c - ITB #19-904-B-JW - Temporary Personnel Services - Food & Nutrition Services - $Various - Operating Other

d - ITB #20-034-B-NC - Automotive & Truck Batteries - Transportation Services - $Various - Operating Other

Approve the Piggy Back (PB) Amendment below:

e - PB #19-010-PB-NC-A1 - Classroom & Office Furniture Discount - Purchasing & Warehouse Services - $Various - Operating Other

Approve the Sole Source (SS) purchase listed below:

f - 20-077-SS-SH - Accuar Bard HVAC Equipment - Facilities Services - $150,000.00 - Capital

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Human Resources

29. Board Policy 3120 Employment of Staff
Attachment: 3120 Executive Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean (9-6-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 3120 Employment of Staff.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

G. Student Services

30. Board Policy 2260.01 Nondiscrimination Grievance Procedure
Attachment: 2260.01 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean (8-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 2260.01 Nondiscrimination Grievance Procedure.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

31. Board Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics
Attachment: 2431 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline, Clean, Admin. Pro. and Form (9-6-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

32. Board Policy 5310 Health Services
Attachment: 5310 Exec. Summary, Current, Neola, Redline and Clean (8-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.

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A brief recess was called at 7:24 p.m.
Chairman Descovich reconvened the meeting at 7:29 p.m.
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Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 5310 Health Services.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye

33. Board Policy 5517 Harassment
Attachment: 5517 Exec. Summ., Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean and Forms (8-29-19).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Descovich asked if there was anyone who wished to address the policy revisions?

There were no speakers present.



Motions:
Approve revisions to Board Policy 5517 Harassment.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford- Aye
Katye Campbell- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye


H. Information
H. Facilities Services

34. Sale of Grissom Road Property
Attachment: Brevard Coastal Scrub offer letter September 2019.pdf
Attachment: Grissom Parkway site map.pdf

I. Staff Reports
35. Retention and Recruitment Efforts
Attachment: Board Presentation - Recruitment and Retention.pdf
Minutes: 

Mike Alba, Director of Professional Learning and Development, provided the Board and viewing audience an update on the District's retention and recruitment efforts.

 

 


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

Minutes: 

Ms.Campbell said that she had met with Mr. Reed from Government and Community Relations.  She explained that the are working with the EDC to involve more collaboration with aviation and defense groups.  She is excited to see those strong relationships.

Ms. Descovich commented that she had begun the guardian training.

Ms. McDougall asked Dr. Mullins to meet with Ms. Skipper regarding a presentation on vaping.

37. Restructure of Legal Department

Minutes: Chairman Descovich believes that public records should be under legal.  She also believes that discussion should begin surrounding General Counsel's contract.  It was determined the Board needed to meet to discuss.

L. Superintendent's Report
38. Superintendent's Report

M. Adjournment
39. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Descovich adjourned the meeting at: 8:07 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).








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