09-24-2013 Special School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 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, 2013. 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


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call


Members Present:  Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, and Andy Ziegler.

A-3. Invocation (Brandon DeVoll, 10th Grade, Space Coast Jr./Sr.)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Brandon DeVoll, 10th grade student of Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, read the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Nadja Bryant, 12th Grade, Space Coast Jr./Sr.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Nadja Bryant, 12th grade student of Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, led the pledge of allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Space Coast Show Choir)
5. Entertainment


Space Coast Show Choir, under the direction of Ms. Sharon Maslin, Choral Music Director, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and then played one additional number.

Dr. Murray thanked Ms. Maslin and her students for entertaining the Board.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:39 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:45 p.m.

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Addition
F-13. Student Expulsion
F-14. School Board Attorney Retainer Agreement

Consent Revision
F-22. Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-33 Transfer and Use of Educational Impact Fees

Approve the September 24, 2013 School Board agenda and it's revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

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

7. Spotlight on Education


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray gave a special recognition to the student and instructor representatives from all the campuses of Eastern Florida State College who were present in the audience.  She thanked them and expressed her appreciation.


Dr. Binggeli introduced Ocean Breeze Elementary School's Principal, Laurie Hering and Media Specialist, Christie Berrier, to provide an overview of the "Breakfast with Books" program at their school.

Ms. Hering and Ms. Berrier introduced themselves and gave a brief presentation regarding their program.

B. Human Resources

8. 2013 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award


Dr. Binggeli recognized Joseph Loffek, Gemini Elementary's Principal, as the recipient of the 2013 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership. Mr. Loffek has been selected to represent Brevard Public Schools at the state level.

Dr. Binggeli recognized Kimberly Stockton, Assistant Principal of Cocoa High School, as the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award. Ms. Stockton has also been selected to represent Brevard Public Schools at the state level.

Marjorie Ebersbach, Executive Director of Brevard Association of School Administrators, and Deborah Blair, representative for Community Credit Union, congratulated the administrators for their accomplishment and presented each of them with a monetary contribution of $250 dollars and a banner to place in their school.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

9. Annual Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners and District PRISM Math and Science Teachers
Attachment: 2014 Exemplary Teacher winners agenda attachment.pdf
Attachment: 2014 Annual PRISM Scholars Board Agenda attachment.pdf

Dr. Binggeli introduced Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, who noted that the PRISM (Promoting Regional Improvement in Science and Mathematics) Scholars program is in its seventh year and we once again are fortunate to recognize some outstanding Brevard students for their accomplishments in Mathematics and Science.  Ms. Van Meter 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 Dr. James Schott, Central Florida Schools Boards' Coalition PRISM Project Board of Directors, and his role in the program.  Each student on the attached list was congratulated by Dr. Binggeli, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Schott. 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, Dr. Binggeli, Dr. Schott and Ms. Bragg recognized the 2013 PRISM Exemplary Mathematics and Science Teachers of the Year in both Elementary and Secondary programs (see attached).

Ms. Bragg recognized the major donation contributors to the PRISM Scholars Programs, which included:  Lockheed Martin Corporation, Florida High Tech Corridore Council, Electronic Arts, Orlando Science Center, DeVry University, Regions Bank, Florida Virtual School, and University of Florida.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Adult/Community Education

10. "Keeping The Lights On Afterschool" Proclamation
Attachment: Keeping the Lights On After School Proclamtion 2013.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications, read the "Keeping The Lights On Afterschool" proclamation.

Approve "Keeping The Lights On Afterschool" - A Proclamation- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
11. Public Comment


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time for each speaker of three minutes.  She reminded the public that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

  1. Dean Paterakis, Melbourne - Unethical Behavior
  2. David Kearns, Palm Bay - Textbook History
  3. Dan Bennett, BFT - Labor Relations
  4. Shannon Gronich, Palm Bay - School Transportation for Shared Custody of Hoover Student

Dr. Murray thanked the speakers and stated that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Approval of Minutes
13. Student Expulsion
Attachment: 9.24.13 Expulsion - 2014.5.pdf (Confidential Item)
14. School Board Attorney Retainer Agreement
Attachment: School Board Attorney Retainer Agreement, 10.1.13 through 9.30.14.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

15. Cost Report for Fiscal Year 2012-13
Attachment: 2012-13 Cost Report.pdf
F. Accounting Services

16. Warrants for the Month of August, 2013
Attachment: Warrant List - August 2013.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

17. Property Disposal
Attachment: Sept. 24 Board Report.pdf
Attachment: Sept. 24 Board Letters.pdf
18. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a-ITB 12-003LL - OEM Auto and Truck Parts.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 14-B-013-DW - Paint and Materials.pdf
Attachment: c - ITB 14-B-028-KC - Charter Bus Services.pdf
Attachment: d - PB 14-PB-043-KC - Convection Ovens.pdf
Attachment: e- PB 14-PB-046-DR.pdf
Attachment: f - SSA 14-003-CJ - Jostons - Astronaut High.pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 14-006-CJ - Jostens - West Shore Jr-Sr.pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 14-008-CJ - Jostens - Space Coast Jr-Sr.pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 14-010-CJ - Jostens - Satellite High.pdf
Attachment: j - SSA 14-038-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Bayside High.pdf
Attachment: k - SSA 14-040-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Eau Gallie High.pdf
Attachment: l - SSA 14-061-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Heritage High.pdf
Attachment: m - SSA 14-113-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Titusville High.pdf
Attachment: n - SSA 14-148-WH - Certiport.pdf
Attachment: o - SSA 14-150-WH - ACT, Inc..pdf
Attachment: p - SSA 14-162-CO - Catapult Learning, LLC.pdf
Attachment: q - Additional String Info.pdf
F. Human Resources

19. Non-Bargaining Salary Schedule for 2013/14
Attachment: NB Salary Schedule 13_14.pdf
20. Job Description - Human Resources Assistant
Attachment: HR Assist.pdf
21. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-24-13.pdf
22. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-24-13.pdf
23. Job Description - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Attachment: AdminAsst-Supt.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

24. Application to FL DOE for Access to the Common Core for Exceptional Student Success (ACCESS) Project
Attachment: ACCESS Grant for 2013-2014.pdf
Attachment: Budget - Access Grant - Attachment.pdf
25. Title II, Part A Grant Award Acceptance
Attachment: Awards Letter Title II, Part A.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

26. 2012-2013 Head Start Program Information Report
Attachment: 04CH4640-SummaryReport.pdf
27. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Report for August 2013
F. Students at Risk

28. Title I, Part D Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
29. Federal Entitlement Grants: Title III, Part A
F. Exceptional Student Education

30. Approve the New Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) Effective 2013-2016
Attachment: SP P 2013-2016 Final 8 12 2013.pdf
F. Facilities Services

31. 2013/14 - 2017/18 District Facilities Work Program
Attachment: Program Guide 130830.pdf
Attachment: Work Plan District Report 130912.pdf
32. Solar Arrays for Cocoa High School and Satellite High School
Attachment: FPL Contracts - Cocoa HS.pdf
Attachment: FPL Contracts - Satellite HS.pdf
33. Transfer and Use of Educational Impact Fees
Attachment: Meeting #9 Minutes.pdf
Attachment: Meeting Handout Package.pdf
F. Project Management

34. Central Middle School - Shutter Grant Project - Change Order No. 1
Attachment: Change Order #1 Central MS Shutter Grant.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

35. Superintendent's Employment Agreement
Attachment: Superintendent's Employment Agreement - Effective July 1, 2013.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

36. Approval of Consent Agenda


Dr. Binggeli congratulated the following:

  • Terri Barlow for her reclassification/transfer from the position of Head Start Coordinator at Curriculum and Instruction to the position of Principal at Riverview School, on annual contract, effective September 25, 2013.
  • Jeremy LeBrun for his reclassification/transfer from the position of Teacher at Southwest Middle School to the position of Dean/Assistant Principal (10 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective September 25, 2013.

Dr. Murray expressed that a break would not be taken, but encouraged the viewing audience to take a moment to visit our new "Sound Bites" segment on the BPS website in the video spotlight area. 

Approve the consent agenda of September 24, 2013 with the exception of those pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Board Office/Superintendent

37. Policy Revision - 9140 District Advisory Committees
Attachment: 9140 District Advisory Committees.pdf
Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Hold Public Hearing and approve the revision of Board Policy 9140 - District Advisory Committees.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Accounting Services

38. Proposed School Board Policies: Anti-Fraud, Facsimilie Signatures, and Funds Management
Attachment: PROPOSED 2013 ANTI-FRAUD POLICY 5-21-13.pdf
Minutes: Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, declared the public hearing open.  No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.

Hold public hearing and adopt/approve the proposed policies listed above.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Human Resources

39. Job Description - Free & Reduced Application Coordinator
Attachment: Coord-Free&Reduced.pdf
H. School Choice

40. Amend the Contract for Odyssey Preparatory Charter Academy
Attachment: Odyssey Charter Request and Amendment Agreement.pdf
41. Amend the Contract for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne
Attachment: Imagine Request and Amendment Agreement.pdf
H. Students at Risk

42. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melb Aud Rental Requirements.pdf
Attachment: Melb Aud Lease Agreement.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

43. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Parris Island/Charleston, South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside ROTC Trip to Parris Island-Charleston, SC Nov 2013.pdf
H. District Security

44. Eau Gallie High School Beachside Municipalities Memorandum of Understanding
Attachment: 13-14 FINAL EGHS - Beachside Municipalities 9.16.13.pdf
Attachment: EGHS - Beachside MOU - Attachment 1.pdf

I. Staff Reports
45. Staff Report(s)

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
47. Board Member Reports


Andy Ziegler wanted to follow-up on Board Members making comments after a Public Speaker.  Although we do not have the authority to provide responses during the meeting, there are occasionally times when he believes it is important to let the speaker know that we do hear/understand them and will research what we can do.


Dr. Barbara Murray reported that she had the privilege to attend the Central Florida YMCA meeting in Orlando, FL.  She expressed that it was an outstanding meeting/presentation on all of the after school and summer programs that the YMCA is sponsoring in the Central Florida area, including Brevard County.   Dr. Murray stated that she and Ms. Van Meter will be meeting with Ms. Brenda Fettrow, YMCA District Vice President of Lake Nona and Brevard County, within the next few weeks to see what opportunities we can bring to Brevard County so our children don't fall behind while after school or during the summer.

L. Superintendent's Report
48. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli expressed that he and Mr. Dan Bennet (BFT Public Speaker were at like minds.  He explained to the viewing audience, community and Board members that a presentation/recommendation will be given to the Board at the next upcoming meeting which will provide the considered options related to a referendum item in the November 2013-14 ballot. 

M. Adjournment
49. Adjournment


Chairman, Dr. Barbara Murray, adjourned the School Board meeting of September 24, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

For futher details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org).