09-25-2012 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 25, 2012, 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 20, 2012. 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 Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board meeting of September 25, 2012 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray requested a moment of silence for Bill McNichols, Buyer for the School District, longtime coach at Palm Bay and Satellite High School, who recently passed away.


A-3. Invocation (Marisa Herrnkind, 6th Grade, Audubon Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Marisa Herrnking, 6th grade student of Audubon Elementary, gave the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Michelle Keiser, 6th Grade Audubon Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Michelle Keiser, 6th grade student of Audubon Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Audubon Elementary Chorus (Grades 4-6))
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Audubon Chorus, under the direction of Beth Green, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Ms. Green and her students for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:40 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:45 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:

Resolution Additions
C-10.  Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks, October 1-12, 2012

Consent Additions
F-15.  Student Expulsions

Consent Revisions
F-18.  Instructional Staff Recommendations



Motions:
Approve the agenda of September 25, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
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

Minutes: 

Prior to the start of our regularly scheduled recognition section, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray took the opportunity to recognize the following groups in the audience:

Jason Knight, from Boy Scout troop 369 Merritt Island, who is here to earn a merit badge.

Susan Lamm Merritt, Associate Professor, Education, Melbourne and her Early Introduction to Teaching class.

Marika Koch, Assistant Professor, Education, Cocoa and her Early Introduction to Teaching class.

Holly McKnight, Assistant Professor, Education, Palm Bay and her Early Introduction to Teaching class.

Janet Stephenson, Adjunct Professor, Education, Melbourne, BPS employee and her Early Introduction to Teaching class.

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Dr. Binggeli introduced Dorine Zimmerman, Principal of Freedom 7.  Ms. Zimmerman introduced her staff and students (listed below) who gave a video presentation to the School Board and the viewing audience regarding Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies and their 2012 Exhibition.

Staff: Mrs. Carleen Beard, Mrs. Sheryl Spencer, and Mr. Tom Payne
Students: Carlo Campanini, Hannah Ballas, Carolyn Henry, Tanya Pattison, and Zoe Ritz

B. Human Resources

8. 2012 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli recognized Carl Brown, Manatee Elementary Principal,  as the recipient of the 2012 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership.  Mr. Brown has been selected to represent Brevard Public Schools at the state level.

Dr. Binggeli recognized Krista Miller, Assistant Principal of Merritt Island High School, as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.  Ms. Miller has been selected to represent Brevard Public Schools at the state level.

Marjorie Ebersbach, Executive Director of Brevard Association of School Administrators, congratulated the administrators for their accomplishment and presented each of them with a monetary contribution of 100 dollars.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli presented the recipients with a framed certificate and their sincere appreciation for all of their efforts for the students of Brevard County.

B. Middle School Programs/K-12

9. Annual Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners and District PRISM Math and Science Teachers
Attachment: Annual PRISM Teachers Board Agenda attachment.pdf
Attachment: Annual PRISM Scholars Board Agenda attachment.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Barbara Rodrigues, Director of Middle School Programs, who noted that the PRISM Scholars program is in its sixth year and we once again are fortunate to recognize some outstanding Brevard students for their accomplishments in Mathematics and Science.  Ms. Rodrigues 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. Jim Schott, Central Florida Schools Board 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. Each student also received a $250 US Savings Bond registered in their name.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray, Dr. Binggeli, Dr. Schott and Ms. Bragg recognized the 2012 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: DeVry University, Electronic Arts, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Florida Virtual Schools, Lockheed Martin, Orlando Science Center, Regions Bank, and University of Central Florida.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

10. Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks, October 1 - 12, 2012
Attachment: 2012 Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.pdf
Minutes: Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming the weeks of October 1-12, 2012 as Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.

Motions:

Adopt the Resolution declaring October 1 - 12, 2012 as "Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks".

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

11. 2012 FCAT and School Grade Results
Attachment: 2012 School Grade Board Presentation 9.25.12 to Dr. B.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of Testing and Accountability, presented the 2012 FCAT and School Grade Results (as attached).

Dr. Krupp asked if it is optional for the Level 1, 7-8th middle grades students to take the Algebra I End of Course (EOC) exam.

Dr. Schafer stated that last year (2011) the students took both FCAT and EOC exam, in which the state took the higher of the two grades.  She stated that it is still under discussion for this year whether the students will have to take one test or the other or both exams.

Ms. Henderson questioned whether the data is FCAT and EOC scores.  Dr. Schafer stated when the district exams the FCAT data, it is just FCAT scores.  When the district looks at school grade data, it is both FCAT and EOC scores.

Dr. Murray thanked Dr. Schafer for all the work that went into the presentation and getting the data together. She mentioned that it shows what a excellent job that our students and teachers do, and the parents supporting this community.

Dr. Binggeli stated with all the uncertainty, if there is any doubt as to why we measure our SAT, ACT, excellent in music and a variety of other areas, it has to all count. He mentioned that our students excel in all those areas.

D. Students at Risk

12. 2011-2012 Student Attendance Update
Attachment: Attendance Update 2011-12.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Dr. Kim Rogers, Director of Students at Risk.  Dr. Rogers said a few words about Jeanette Ransom, Coordinator of Students at Risk, who gave a presentation in regard to the 2011-2012 Student Attendance Update.

Dr. Murray asked if there was any consideration to the homeless students and how that factors into the attendance at the schools.  Ms. Ransom stated that they have not yet looked at the data in that way.  Dr. Murray mentioned that it could almost give a false impression.


E. Public Discussion
13. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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.

The following community members spoke before the School Board:

1.   Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
2.   Jenn Stokes, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
3.   Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
4.   Debbie Sandstrom, Titusville - Labor Relations
5.   Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Labor Relations
6.   Steve Thomas, Indian Harbor Beach - Work Conditions
7.   Lynne Thomas, Indian Harbor Beach - Work Conditions
8.   Wade Ross, Cocoa - Yom Kippur/Collaboration

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked the speaker's and stated that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

14. Approval of Minutes
15. Student Expulsion
Attachment: 9.25.2012 Expulsion.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

16. Property Disposal
Attachment: Sept 25 run.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-25-12.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-25-12.pdf
Attachment: 2012 September 25 ESOL Handout.pdf
F. Certification & Instructional Professional Development

19. Master Inservice Plan 2012-13
Attachment: MIP - Alpha Index 08-24-12.pdf
Attachment: Chapter 1 of MIP Aug 2012.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

20. FLDOE Project Application for Access to the Common Core for Exceptional Student Success (ACCESS) 2012-2013 Grant
Attachment: Project Application for ACCESS.pdf
F. School Choice

21. Recommend the Approval of CEDAR Academy Charter Contract
Attachment: CEDAR District Final.pdf
22. Recommend the Approval of the Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy Charter Application
Attachment: Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy - FLDOE Required Evaluation Instrument for High Performing Charter Applicants.pdf
Attachment: 2013-2014 Charter Application Summary Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy FINAL.pdf
Attachment: Odyssey Summary Prepared by Applicant.pdf
Attachment: 2013-2014 Odyssey High Performing Charter Application - Academic Design FINAL.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 Odyssey High Performing Charter Application - Organizational Plan FINAL.pdf
Attachment: 2013-14 OdysseyHigh Performing Charter Application - Business Plan FINAL.pdf
F. Students at Risk

23. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: City of Melbourne Leisure Services.pdf
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

24. Eau Gallie High School Trip to New York City
Attachment: Eau Gallie High Drama Dept to New York Feb 2013.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

25. Best Instructional Practices for Block Scheduling
26. Astronaut High School Senior Cheerleader Trip to New York City
F. Educational Technology

27. Blackboard - GradeQuick SSA
Attachment: 13-119-WH Blackboard Grade Quick Agreement.pdf
F. Project Management

29. Request for Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for University Park Elementary School
Attachment: University Park Budget Portable Relocations 9-05-12.pdf
Attachment: University Park Portable Relocation Four Units GMP Canaveral Construction 9-05-12.pdf
Attachment: University Park Elementary Relocation of Four Units Schedule 9-05-12.pdf
Attachment: Request for Emergency Purchase Order - University Park Relocatable Classrooms Rev1.pdf
30. Request for Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Palm Bay Elementary School
Attachment: Palm Bay Elementary 5 Portable Classroom Relocation Project Budget Worksheet 9-10-12.pdf
Attachment: Palm Bay Elementary 5 Portable Classroom Relocations GMP from Canaveral Construction 9-07-12.pdf
Attachment: Palm Bay Elementary 5 Portable Classroom Relocation Liquidated Damages Clause Schedule and Site Plan 9-10-12.pdf
Attachment: Request for Emergency Purchase Order - Palm Bay Relocatable Classrooms Rev1.pdf
31. Request for Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Jupiter Elementary School
Attachment: Jupiter ES Project Budget Worksheet Portable Relocations 9-12.pdf
Attachment: Jupiter ES Portable Relocations 9-12.pdf
Attachment: Request for Emergency Purchase Order - Jupiter Relocatable Classrooms Rev1.pdf
32. Request for Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Riviera Elementary School
Attachment: Riviera ES Project Budget Worksheet Portable Relocations 9-12.pdf
Attachment: Riviera ES Portable Relocations 9-12.pdf
Attachment: Request for Emergency Purchase Order - Riviera Relocatable Classrooms Rev1.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

33. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the Constent Agenda 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
F. Project Management

28. 2012/13 - 2016/17 District Facilities Work Program
Attachment: Program Guide Final Rev_1 .pdf
Attachment: Work Plan District Report Revised.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to mention to the Board that she does not have a problem passing this plan but urged the Board to take a careful look at the district five-year plan is and the funding for the plan.  She stated that her concern is about the number of portables going in the plan.  Ms. Kneessy stated that we have gone through redistricting, closed a school, shuffled students around and we are already back to the drawing board as far as adding portables.  She stated that if you look at the District Facilities Plan, we need an elementary school in the south area, and we need one new school in the Viera area and the district has no way of funding these schools right now.  Ms. Kneessy stated the Impact fees coming in are going to pay for our debt on our existing facilities and our capital plans are contingent on our half cent sales tax.  She stated that no matter what happens in November, she feels that the Board needs to take a hard look at how we are using our facilities.  Ms. Kneessy requested a facility workshop to look at our facility useage and look at the possibility of West Shore and Edgewood taking on more students and how we are using these facilities.  She mentioned some other examples as it relates to choice schools due to the overcrowding at some schools and the space at others. 

Dr. Krupp mentioned that Vicki Mace, Director of Choice Schools, would have a list of charter schools that have applied or will be applying for charters that will be opening next year (2013).  Ms. Kneessy stated the issue she is concerned with is that the charter schools, is that they can help us as quickly as they can hurt us.  She mentioned that last year the district had to absorb 700 students with the closing of Patriot Charter in the south area.  Dr. Krupp stated he was thinking outloud on what is proposed with the charter schools.   He is aware that charter schools are no saving grace and they delute our profession in the public sector.  Dr. Krupp stated that he is for having a workshop.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he is also in favor of having a workshop. He stated that he would like to see some suggestions from staff as a measurement that the Board would agree to which we could use to determine where we really stand for facility useage.  Mr. Ziegler does not like the fact that everyone hangs their hat on the FISH Report.



Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to approve and submit the Brevard County School District Facilities Work Program for 2012/13 - 2016/17 to the Florida Department of Education as required by 1013.35 F.S.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray suggested that we have the Facility Workshop after November 6, 2012. The Board agreed.

Due to Yom Kippur, Mr. Ziegler left the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called a video break at 7:43
The meeting reconvened at 7:55 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Curriculum & Instruction

34. 2012-2013 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools


Motions:

Authorize the superintendent to advertise for a public hearing regarding the approval of the Student Progression Plan for 2012-2013 for Brevard Public Schools.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Not Present


H. Information
H. Elementary Programs

35. Lease Agreement between the School Board and the Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Lease Agreement with the Melbourne Auditorium.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

36. Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Augusta, Georgia
Attachment: Melbourne High Crew Team Trip to Augusta, GA - Nov 2012.pdf
37. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Parris Island/Charleston, South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside ROTC Trip to Parris Island-Charleston, SC Nov 2012.pdf
38. Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety Trip to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Palm Bay Law Academy to Washington, D.C. Dec 2012.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

39. Field Trip for Satellite High School AF JROTC students to fly aboard USAF-HC-130
H. Project Management

40. Modification #1 to Shutter Grant Project - Central Middle School
Attachment: Modification #1 to Shutter Grant Project - Central Middle School.pdf

I. Staff Reports
41. Staff Report

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
42. Additional Public Presentation (If Required)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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

Minutes: 

Ms. Henderson noted that she attended the FCAT Task Force. She mentioned that they changed their name to the Assessment and Accountability Task Force.  Ms. Henderson noted that there are 26 board members across the state on this Task Force.  She thanked Dr. Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs, to be a part of her team.  Ms. Henderson noted they are required to have a list of five items that we would like to be changed in the accountability and assessment for the state.

Dr. Krupp noted he attended the Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Fundraiser at the Holiday Inn in Viera on October 13, 2012.  He noted that Cocoa Rotary Club purchased a ten thousand square foot building and donated it to the Boys and Girls Club.

Dr. Krupp noted that on October 17, 2012, he met with the exemplary Math Teacher of the Year, who received a plaque, a hundred dollar monetary stipend, and will attend a conference in Orlando, Florida.  He thanked all the parties involved for putting on the event.

Ms. Kneessy had no report.

Dr. Murray congratulated Jackie Francisco, Assistant District Coordinator of School Age Child Care for Brevard Public Schools, who was selected by the Afterschool Alliance in Washington, DC as one of twelve '2012-2013 Afterschool Ambassadors' from across the nation.

Dr. Murray congratulated Roosevelt Elementary for their successful Reading Days.  She noted that she read to the students which brought back memories anout being in the classroom.

Dr. Murray noted that we have had some excellent video clips from BPS-TV concerning our budget issues and all the good things that are going on in Brevard County.  She asked the our community members to remember the school district on November 6, 2012.  Dr. Murray noted that we will continue to push hard for the referendum so that we are able to continue all the good programs and the things that are going on in our county.

Dr. Murray noted the Brevard Schools Foundation is always in need of  any contributions to their efforts.  She mentioned that in the near future, they will have an activity which concerns our homeless students.  Dr. Murray stated that if anyone wishes to  contribute to Brevard Schools Foundation, you can contact them directly 321-633-1000 ext. 756.


L. Superintendent's Report
44. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli connected with Dr. Krupp's announcement of the Boys and Girls Club by stating that two of our high schools, Melbourne High School and Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School, help create the DVD that is being used in their Capital Campaign.

Dr. Binggeli noted that at the last School Board meeting of September 11, 2012, both Mr. Ziegler and himself were in Washington, DC with a group from Melbourne School for Science, who were identified as one of three elementary schools in the nation as a Science School of Distinction. He stated that we are very proud of them.

Dr. Binggeli thanked Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, for ably taking his chair in his absence.


M. Adjournment
45. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the Special School Board meeting at 8:02 p.m.






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