09-27-2011 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 27, 2011, 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 22, 2011. 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 27, 2011 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

A-3. Invocation (Brett Horne, 3rd Grade, Imperial Estates Elem.)
3. Invocation

Minutes: 

Brett Horne, 3rd grade student of Imperial Estates Elementary, led the Invocation.


A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Brooke Best, 3rd Grade, Imperial Estates Elem.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Brooke Best, 3rd grade student of Imperial Estates Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Imperial Estates 3rd Grade Chorus)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Imperial Estates Elementary 3rd Grade Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Director, Bruce Penticoff, who entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and played one additional number.

Chairman Murray took this opportunity to thank Mr. Penticoff and his students for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Murray called for a recess at 5:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:44 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:

Revised Consent Agenda:
F-27.   Support Staff Recommendations
F-28.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-32.  Application of FLDOE for Access to the Common Core for Exceptional Student Success(ACCESS) Project.  



Motions:
Approve the adoption of the September 27, 2011 School Board Meeting agenda 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 Barbara Murray took the opportunity to recognize the following groups in the audience.

Mr. Nick Patellis and his Boy Scout troop, who mentioned to Dr. Murray that they would be in attendance. The troop did not show.

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.

 

Dr. Binggeli introduced the "EMBARK" team as the Spotlight on Education.  Dr. Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs, Teresa Phelps, Writing Resource Teacher, and Blair Nave, Social Studies Resource Teacher, who provided the Board and the viewing audience with an overview of the project. Dr. Spadaccini introduced the remainder of the EMBARK team and showed a video clip of the program. 

 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked everyone on behalf of the Board. She stated it is greatly appreciated that representatives from business and industry step up to the plate to fund and help us fund opportunities for every student in Brevard County.

Dr. Binggeli echoed Dr. Murray sentiments. 

8. Recognition of VHS Student, George Villacis

Minutes: 

Jim Hickey, Principal at Viera High School, and Mike Connors, Director of Transportation, recognized VHS student, George Villacis, for his courageous and unselfish behavior by helping the bus driver and assisting other students from Viera High School during a bus accident on the first day of school.

Chairman Dr. Murray and Dr. Binggeli recognized George with a plaque for his bravery.

9. BPS Named as a 2011 AARP Best Employer for Workers over 50

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli stated that Brevard Public Schools has been recognized for the sixth straight year as the recipient for the 2011 AARP Best Employer for Workers over 50.

Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, noted that Brevard is the only school district in the nation to be recognized by AARP. Brevard Public Schools was selected for its recruiting practices, opportunities for training, education and career development, workplace accommodations, alternative work options such as flexible scheduling, job sharing, and phased retirement, employee health and pension benefits, retiree benefits and age diversity in the workforce. A notable 46% of BPS employees are 50 or older.

Ms. Davis stated that a special thanks was extended to the School Board, Susan Standley, Director of Compensation & Benefits, and Kathy Estrada, Administrative Secretary for Compensation & Benefits, for all their efforts.

Dr. Binggeli and Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, presented the award to Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray.

10. 2011 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli recognized Hilah Mercer,Cambridge Elementary Principal, and James Hickey, Viera High School (formerly of Clearlake Middle School), as the recipients of the 2011 Principal Achievement Award.  Ms. Mercer has been selected to represent Brevard Public Schools at the state level.

Ms. Davis noted that Ms. Mercer was also chosen to represent the district at the University of Florida's Commencement for the College of Education in December 2011.

Dr. Binggeli recognized Melissa Catechis, Assistant Principal of Astronaut High School, and Elizabeth Westfall, Assistant Principal of Westside Elementary School, as the recipients of the 2011 Assistant Principal Achievement Award. Ms. Catechis 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

11. Annual Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners
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 fifth 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 Jim Schott, Central Florida Schools Board Coalition PRISM Project Board of Directors, and his 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 Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Schott. Each student also received a $250 US Savings Bond registered in their name.

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. School Food & Nutrition

12. Proclaim October 10-14, 2011 as National School Lunch Week
Attachment: NSLW RESOLUTION1.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming October 10-14, 2011 as National School Lunch Week.

Motions:
Adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of October 10-14, 2011 as National School Lunch Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Exceptional Education

13. Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks, October 3-14, 2011
Attachment: 2011 Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming October 3-14, 2011 as Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks.

Motions:

Adopt the Resolution declaring October 3-14, 2011 as "Disability History and Awareness Instruction Weeks".

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


D. Presentations
D. Compensation & Benefits

14. BPS Preferred Health Centers Presentation
Attachment: PHCs Board Pres 9-27-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Susan Standley, Director of Compensation & Benefits. Ms. Standley and her team gave a brief presentation on Preferred Health Centers. Prior to the presentation Ms. Standley introduced her team; Brian McNeil, Senior Account Representative from Cigna; Kevin Chancellor, Music Teacher at Lockmar Elementary; and Jan Bush, Senior Vice President/COO from RobinsonBush.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Mr. Chancellor for stepping up and getting involved. He stated that it relieved his concern that the SAIC committee was being steered by opinion and not by data and fact.

Mr. Ziegler asked about start up costs.  Ms. Standley stated that the only start up cost were the marketing of collateral materials, printing the brochures, and signage.  She stated that beyond that, there were no start up costs for the district.

Mr. Ziegler questioned how many of the ER visits per month would be serviceable by an Urgent Care Center. Ms. Standley stated that we would have to look at an actual claims history.  She also noted that we have been promoting Urgent Care over ER for the past several years and have seen a substantial increase in the use of Urgent Care.  Ms. Bush stated that they will get that information to the Board after reviewing the data.

Mr. Chancellor answered some questions that Mr. Ziegler had about the Urgent Care as it compared to the Emergency room visit.

Mr. Ziegler stated that once we implement this program, if the board would be interested, he would like to see the district analyze data that is more mature from other school districts and government agencies who are using clinic models to potentially enhance the program. He thanked them for all of their work and stated he was impressed with what they developed.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to thank the Superintendent's Insurance Advisory Committee for their work and effort which benefits all the district employees.

 

D. Secondary Programs

15. 2010-2011 District Results for Science Research, Odyssey of the Mind, and Future Problem Solving

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that Future Problem Solving (FPS), Odyssey of the Mind (OM), and Science Research are global programs that have competitions at the local, state, and international levels. He stated that these programs provide student opportunities for creative problem solving, critical thinking, and enrichment beyond the standard curriculum.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Bob McLaren, Middle Schools Language Arts and Social Studies Resource Teacher; Evelyn Skrmetta, Gifted and Accelerated Programs Resource Teacher, and Ginger Davis, Secondary Science Resource Teacher, who presented the 2010-2011 District Results for FPS, OM, and Science Research.

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked the three presenters and all the teachers who are coaches, as well as those teachers who facilitate these activities in their general classroom.

Dr. Binggeli mentioned that in pulling the last two presentations together, the skill set that the students are learning is exactly what the district needs for the SIAC to utilize. He stated that is exactly why we have the acquisition of 21 Century Skills in our Strategic Plan. Those skills are what are students are going to need to know how to do when they encounter these types of committees in their future.


E. Public Discussion
52. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman 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. Chip Bock, Melbourne Beach -  Transportation, Courtesy Bussing Gemini Elementary
2. Mansour Samani, Titusville - Athletic Program
3. Steve Thomas, Indian Harbor Beach - Teacher Compensation
4. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Professional Growth Plans
5. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral -  P.G.P.(s)
6. John Crosby, Melbourne - Courtesy Bussing Suntree Elementary

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


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

16. Approval of Minutes
F. Accounting Services

17. Warrants for the Month of August, 2011
Attachment: Warrant List- August 2011.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

18. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales and Service Agreements
Attachment: 12-003LL OEM Award Recommendation.pdf
Attachment: RFP 12002BP Summary.pdf
19. Property Disposal
Attachment: Sept_27_11.pdf
F. Human Resources

27. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 09-27-11.pdf
28. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 09-27-11.pdf
Attachment: 2011 September 27 ESOL.pdf
F. Compensation & Benefits

31. Job Description: Performance Data Analyst
Attachment: Analyst-PerfData.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

32. Application to FLDOE for Access to the Common Core For Exceptional Student Success (ACCESS) Project
Attachment: ACCESS Project application, Budget Narrative and Information.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

33. Lease Agreement between the School Board and the Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Contract1112.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

34. Contract with K12 Florida for Aventa Course
Attachment: 2011-08-12_Brevard_County_PS_Addendum_REV2.pdf
Attachment: 2011-08-12_2011 OF AventaPartner_Brevard_Rev12.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

35. Adult Education and Family Literacy Geographical Grant 2011-2012
Attachment: Geographical DOE award letter.pdf
36. Adult Education and Family Literacy-English Literacy/Civics Grant 2011-2012
Attachment: EL Civics DOE award Letter.pdf
F. Student Services

37. Lease Agreement with Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium Lease Agreement.pdf
Attachment: City of Melbourne Leisure Services.pdf
38. Acceptance of the Title III Part A, Supplemental Instructional Support for English Language Learners (ELL) Grant
Attachment: Title III Part A Project Award Notification.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

39. Field Trip - Cocoa High Marching Band to perform at West Monroe High vs Cocoa High football game in Louisiana
Attachment: CHS Marching Band Back-Up for Louisiana.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

40. Field Trip for Titusville High School NJROTC to Parris Island and Patriots Point, South Carolina
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_1910_001.pdf
F. Project Management

41. Easement to the City of Satellite Beach at Satellite High School
Attachment: Satellite Easement.pdf
42. 2011/12 - 2015/16 District Facilities Work Program
Attachment: 2011-12 District Facilities Work Program.pdf
Attachment: Program Guide.pdf
43. Extend Lease Agreement with Space Coast Credit Union
Attachment: SCCU Lease Agreement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

44. Approval of the Consent Agenda


Motions:
Approve the consent agenda with the exception of those items that have been pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Transportation

20. Courtesy Busing - Gemini Elementary

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled all the transportation agenda items (F-20 through F-26) for discussion. She questioned that when a route is deemed dangerous for elementary students, if the Board designates a route as dangerous, is there any funding for that route? Or does the district pick up the cost?

Dr. Binggeli requested that Mr. Connors or Judy Preston, Associated Superintendent of Financial Services, respond to Ms. Kneessy.

Ms. Preston stated that if the bus route is locally designated hazardous and does not meet the definition in the statute that the state has prescribed, we receive no funding.

Ms. Kneessy questioned how the district gets state designation of a route being dangerous. Mr. Connors stated that the route has to meet the criteria in Florida Statute 1006.23.  He stated that he reports it as such to the Florida Department of Education, it is then logged into their system and when we designate the students on the FEFP report with a specific code in order to get the funding.

Discussion ensued between Ms. Kneessy and Mr. Connors regarding the Gemini bus route and whether or not the committee missed an area or if they should have or should not have deemed that area as a hazardous.

Chairman Murray requested that Dr. Binggeli stated to the Board his recommendation and his philosophy.

Dr. Binggeli stated that certainly Mr. Connors, in his role as Director of Transportation, receives a multitude of bussing requests to vary from the districts procedures. Everyone feels that there is merit and urgency behind these variances. It is for this fact that our procedures are set, which is to be in concert with Florida Statute, the State Board Rules mean that Mr. Connors often finds himself in the position of saying "no" more than saying "yes". These cases need to be judged individually.  However, those who carry the burden of judging a myriad of exceptions know that there great ally is consistency. State Board Rules state that a parent is responsible for making decisions related to the safe transportation of a child residing less than two miles from school. Brevard Public Schools has allowed, when space is available on the bus, for those parents to pay a nominal fee to utilize our normal bus service. Dr. Binggeli stated that it is with this in mind that the district makes the recommendation that is before the Board.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he wants to make sure that does not happen, is that Mr. Connors efforts to make reasoned and consistent decisions are misconstrued as not caring about the children.  The fact that he and his staff through routing, training, vehicle inspections, maintenance and ongoing supervision, keep the safe transportation of thousands of children everyday as their number one priority. He wanted to get that information out publicly before the Board made their decision.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she honestly feels that this route fits the definition of hazardous and that it has not been looked at in all areas. She also offered to ride with a staff member to look at this area.

Mr. Ziegler read a statute that was sent to the Board member and stated that he supports maintaining the Gemini bus route.

Ms. Henderson stated that we are getting into a slippery slop.  She mentioned that these parents have to opportunity to continue to ride the bus paying a nominal fee like every other parent in our district who is under the two mile limit.  Ms. Henderson stated again that the parents are responsible for under the two mile limit.  She stated her concerns about the potential of having the Board making decisions for every routes exception.

Mr. Connors, in a response from Ms. Henderson's concern, stated that his team looked over the history of this route dating back to 2004. He stated that this route had never been deemed hazardous. What he believed occurred is that a student was riding the bus that lived within the two mile limit and the parent was informed that the student could no longer ride the bus.

Dr. Murray stated that after speaking with Attorney Harold Bistline and Mr. Connors, what catches her attention is the State stipulates the parents are responsible under the two mile limit and the district is responsible for others. She supported the Superintendent's recommendation.

Dr. Murray expressed that the Board needs to exercise every caution possible toward getting into the day-to-day operations and stepping in and making decision which truthfully are not the Boards to make.  She stated to her colleagues that when casting their votes, keep in mind of the precedence the Board is setting for this Board and future Boards.

Ms. Kneessy asked about Statute 427.11 as it relates to disadvantage areas and what it references. She wanted to know if this was applicable in the McNair bus route.

Mr. Connor stated that this statute does not apply in the McNair case since it relates to the migrant population. Attorney Bistline stated that the statute relates to rural areas that cannot get around.

Ms. Kneessy commented that the Board's position is not to rubber stamp everything that senior staff brings to them. She also stated that she has been bullied by the transportation department for over a year.  Ms. Kneessy still insists that the Rita Blvd. area is mis-marked. She also stated that if the Board allows senior staff to bully their decision, she is disappointed in this Board.

Dr. Krupp asked about potentially postponing the decision or if there needs to be a decision during this meeting.  Dr. Binggeli stated that is the Board's digression. He would just like to give the parents as much notification as possible prior to the semester break.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she would welcome the chance to go with Mr. Connors to view this area. She stated that if she is wrong, she will make a public apology to Mr. Connors and the Board at the next School Board meeting.

Dr. Krupp asked for clarification on courtesy bussing. He asked whether transportation was free as long as the bus was in the area, or are we saying the parents pay based on statute?  Mr. Connors clarified that courtesy bussing is unfunded and we just place the student on the bus. The fee based is when the student is within the two mile limit and we will place the student on the bus for a nominal fee provided there is seat availability on the bus.

Ms. Kneessy stated that for future reports on the bus routes, she would like it noted on the report when a route is being dropped and for what reason. She referred to the dropping of the University Park route.

Mr. Ziegler made a motion not to approve the recommendation to eliminate the stop. Ms. Kneessy second the motion for discussion since her preference is to postpone and bring this item back after viewing the stop with staff. Mr. Ziegler withdrew his motion based on Robert's Rule.



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

21. Courtesy Busing - Harbor City Elementary


Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in school year 2011-2012 for Harbor City Elementary School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

22. Courtesy Busing - Johnson Middle School


Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in 2011-2012 for Johnson Middle School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

23. Courtesy Busing - McNair Magnet School


Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in 2011-2012 for McNair Magnet School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

24. Courtesy Busing - Palm Bay High School

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler asked for clarification if the Palm Bay stop was deemed hazardous before, during, or after the construction in the area.

Mr. Connors stated that area was never deemed hazardous, but the plan was to transport the students until the construction was complete.

Discussion ensued about the elimination of a bus on that route and whether that fee based bussing is even an option for those families.



Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in 2011-2012 for Palm Bay High School.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

25. Courtesy Busing - Suntree Elementary


Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in 2011-2012 for Suntree Elementary School.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy-
Michael Krupp-
Barbara Murray-
Andrew Ziegler-

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler brought up a concern that students appear to be having to walk around a county transit bus stop which brings the students close to the road and the walk path below the state required width. He stated that the issue is with the county and not the state. Mr. Ziegler stated that this simple solution would be to ask the county to move back their transit stop a few feet.

Mr. Connors stated that he has already initiated actions with the county to have that done. He also stated there is four feet of grassy area in which the students could walk. Mr. Connors also stated that if this stop is eliminated, the first action that will be taken is to get a crossing guard on Jordan Blass and Wickham to monitor those students.



Motions:
Approve discontinuing all courtesy busing at the completion of the first semester in 2011-2012 for Suntree Elementary School contingent upon the walkway being cleared.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Henderson and Dr. Krupp agreed with the amendment.
26. Hazardous Walking Evaluation Team

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray stated that since this is a report, the question has been raised on what the Board will be voting on.

Dr. Binggeli stated the Board will be voting on the procedure and the criteria  that are being used will be supported.



Motions:
Approve the procedure for evaluating walking areas deemed to be hazardous and the use of an evaluation team to conduct the evaluation.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Kneessy stated for the record that she is voting for the procedure but it does not mean that she is agreeing with the report. She voted for the procedure only.
F. Compensation & Benefits

29. 2012 Employee Benefits Administration/Retiree Programs
Attachment: Attach. B - 2012 Dental Renewal.pdf
Attachment: Attach. A - 2012 PBM Renewal.pdf
Attachment: Attach. C - 2012 Medicare Retirees Programs.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this agenda item to acquire more information on average script price bidding and why this district did not do our own bidding but used the one done from the county.

Prior to answering Mr. Ziegler's question, Ms. Standley gave a quick preface on finite individual items which emphasizes financial side of a recommendation, the committee's plan for this agenda item was more strategic. Having a carve out (which this item is) can have some negative consequences on data management and data integration. She went on to explain that having a carve out of any kind is that the district has no effective data integration to manage medical, behavioral, and pharmacy together to make long term decisions on programs that the data support will save us the most money in operating this plan.

Ms. Bush stated that the district piggy-backed off of Brevard County Government's PBMs request for proposals, and an analysis was done to compare it to the current PBM pricing with Walgreen's.  She stated that there was a substantial savings to be gained by making the integration with Cigna.  Ms. Bush stated that the district did not do it's own bidding for average script price it was not the charge of the committee at that time.

Mr. Ziegler stated that his concern is the length of contract. He feels as though the committee should be looking into other options because he feels that there are millions of dollars each year that we are leaving on the table and he does not want to locked into anything more than a one-year contract from this arrangement.

Ms. Standley stated that if the district is unhappy, there is a provision in the contracts (escape clause), that with proper notification, to exit those arrangements. She assured the Board that their job is never done. The committee is always looking for ways to improve service and reduce cost.



Motions:

1. Terminate the Prescription Service Agreement with Walgreens Health Initiatives (CatalystRx), effective December 31, 2011.  Integrate PBM services with our current medical TPA, CIGNA Healthcare effective January 1, 2012, through a contract addendum to our existing Administrative Services Only Agreement. Anticipated Savings = $1,250,952

2. Renew fully insured dental plan products with Delta Dental effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013 (two years) at an increased rate of 4 percent. Anticipated Cost = $0.00

3. Piggy-back off of the Brevard County Government RFP to provide additional fully insured medical and prescription drug options for our retirees on Medicare through Health First Health Plan and United Healthcare.  Retirees on Medicare would still retain the option to elect our self-funded plan. Anticipated Cost = $0.00

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

30. BPS Preferred Health Centers
Attachment: PHCs Cost Analysis.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to mention that it is his hope that the Board will continue to keep looking for alternate options and models to enhance the health benefits for BPS employees.

Motions:
Approve the establishment of the BPS Preferred Health Centers as described above at a member copayment of $15/visit for utilizing the facilities designated as part of this BPS-unique "network within a network," effective January 1, 2012. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the administrative appointments listed under item F-28. Instructional Staff Recommendations.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 8:24 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:44 p.m.
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G. Action
G. Curriculum & Instruction

45. Brevard Public Schools' Student Progression Plan for 2011-2012


Motions:
Authorize the superintendent to advertise for a public hearing regarding the approval of the Brevard Public Schools' Student Progression Plan for 2011-2012.  - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

46. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law 107-110 (Impact Aid) Funds
H. Exceptional Education

47. Memorandum of Agreement, City of Palm Bay - Project SEARCH
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9280P-IR3235-402-ESE_PROJECT SEARCH PALM BAY_001.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
48. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

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

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the 45th Birthday Celebration for Apollo Elementary.

Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the teacher reception for the North Brevard, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and sixty other sponsors, held at Titusville High School's old administration wing.

Dr. Krupp stated that he attended the School Health Advisory Committee as a new member. 

Dr. Krupp made a few announcements for Brevard Cultural Alliance. The Fall of Arts will begin on October 7, 2011 in the Eau Gallie Art District and Art of Sand will run from October 14-23, 2011 in the Space Coast Stadium.

Ms. Henderson noted that Ms. Preston and herself went to Washington, D.C., for the Federal Relations Network meetings. She reported that they met with legislative aids from Congressmen on the Legislative Appropriations Committee and several of the education committees.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that she has been having an email conversation with Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, in regard to high school students with financial literacy. She noted that she would like to bring the information back to the Board for further discussion.

Ms. Kneessy informed the Board that Jim Ford's office has put in a records request for the minutes of our last meeting, and the process in which the Board selects the Citizen Appointee for the Value Adjustment Board. She gave a cursory review of the information that came out of the property appraiser's office and its discrepancies.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he was proud to be mentioned so many times in the letter from Jim Ford's Office. He stated that the property appraiser was not happy with his communication with the Legislator, and Mr. Ford believes that a School Board Member needs approval of fellow School Board Members in order to communicate with the Legislator. Mr. Ziegler stated that he gave himself permission.

Mr. Ziegler took this opportunity to thank Mark Mullins, South Area Superintendent, for helping with the POW/MIA flag ceremony at Melbourne High School on POW/MIA day (September 16, 2011) as well as everyone involved. He stated that was the day POW/MIA flags were raised for the first time at all the Brevard Public Schools. Mr. Ziegler once again thanked Rolling Thunder for donating all of these flags to our schools.

Mr. Ziegler noted that one again, Ms. Kneessy, Commissioner Andy Anderson, and himself, will be heading up that Coats for Kids Projects. The goal was to collect a few hundred coats, and seventeen hundred were collected.  Another goal is to have all the coats cleaned prior to handing them out.  Plaza Cleaner's cleaned all of the coats at their cost.  He stated that he would be looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor cleaning the coats this year.  Mr. Ziegler announced that Coats for Kids will begin collections on October 1 through November 30, 2011 with distribution in December 2011.  He requested, if allowed by the Board, that the couriers be allowed to bring them back from the schools and somehow get them to the Commissioner's office.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he would get back to the Board on Mr. Ziegler's request so could do future research on what this will entail for the couriers.

Dr. Murray thanked the South Patrick Resident Association for their generous donation of school supplies for Sea Park Elementary.

Dr. Murray noted that she met with Emilio Alonso Mendoza, new CEO/President of Take Stock in Children. She mentioned that he recognized Brevard's Take Stock in Children Program that was disseminated throughout the state.

Dr. Murray announced for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapters that they will initiating the annual American History Essay Contest, and the information packets will be dropped off at the schools within the next several weeks.

Dr. Murray mentioned that the Bright Futures requirements have change and requested that the teachers and guidance counselors be advised of this so that they can inform the students.

Dr. Murray spoke on the Coats for Kid and the Food 4 Thought drives. She mentioned that there are collection boxes at all of the Brevard Public Schools. Dr. Murray, at the request of a Foundation Board Member, was asked to remind the public to donate pet food as well.


L. Superintendent's Report
50. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli had no report.

M. Adjournment
51. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of September 27, 2011 was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.






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