10-11-2011 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, October 11, 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, October 6, 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 October 11, 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 (Emma Crawford, 6th Grade, Croton Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Emma Crawford, 6th grade student of Croton Elementary, presented the Invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Krysta McCrann, 6th Grade, Croton Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Krysta McCrann, 6th grade student of Croton Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Entertainment (Croton Cardinal Chorus)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Croton Cardinal Elementary Chorus, under the direction of Gary Mousseau, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Murray thanked Mr. Mousseau and his students for entertaining the Board and the viewing audience.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a break at 5:39 p.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 5:42 p.m.
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A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Addition(s)
F-23.  Involuntary Termination of Administrative Employee, Walt Petters
F-24.  Involuntary Termination of Administrative Employee, Joseph W. Fayed

Consent Revision(s)
F-15.   Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales and Service Agreements

Information Deletion(s)
Clint Hurdle Field



Motions:
Adopt the agenda of October 11, 2011 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 - On a Quest with iPads

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced the following staff from Quest Elementary School; Elia Lea, Principal, and Kristin Furino, Assistant Principal.

Ms. Lea took this opportunity to introduce staff members; Danielle Kazoroski, Technology Associate, and Jennifer McMahan, Kindergarten Teacher as well as students; McKenzie Walker, 6th grade, Tory Kazoroski, 5th grade, and Lacoda Smith, 2nd grade.

Ms. Lea, staff and students, presented and demonstrated for the Board and viewing audience the successful integration of iPads into Quest Elementary's learning environment.

B. Elementary Programs

8. Florida Power-Library School Award

Minutes: 

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, introduced Sharon Reynold, K-12 Media Resource Teacher, and remarked on Ms. Reynold's devotion for the program.

Ms. Reynold's gave a brief explanation of the Florida Power-Library School Award and stated that we are recognizing half of our state's Florida Power-Library School winners.

Ms. Reynold's shared a brief video clip of Dr. Michael Miller, Principal at Saturn Elementary School, who explained how his Florida Power-Library School is special. She mentioned that this program is sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Association of Supervisors of Media which recognizes schools for having outstanding school library programs.

As recipients of this three-year designated award, the winning schools will serve as mentor sites for others around the state who seek the Florida Power-Library Award. 

Cambridge Elementary School - Principal Hilah Mercer; Media Specialist Patricia Bond; and Media Assistant Sheila McGovern

DeLaura Middle School - Principal Claudia Shirley; Media Specialist Megan Harkins; Media Assistant Vickie Robbins 

Discovery Elementary School - Principal Dawna Bobersky; Media Specialist Maria Bologna; Media Assistant Kelly Jo Davidson

Satellite High School - Principal Mark Elliott; Media Specialists Gina Clark and Donna Mancini; Media Assistant Dina Creatura

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray and Dr. Binggeli congratulated each recipient and honored them with a certificate and a plaque for this accomplishment.


 


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Transportation

9. Resolution - National School Bus Safety Week
Attachment: RESOLUTION2011.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming October 17-21, 2011 as National School Bus Safety Month.

Motions:
Proclaim October 17 through October 21, 2011 as National School Bus Safety Week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

C. Adult/Community Education

10. "Keeping the Lights On Afterschool" - Proclamation
Attachment: Lights on Afterschool.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Davis read the resolution proclaiming Brevard Public Schools commitment to "Keeping the Lights on Afterschool".

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


D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
11. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. She also stated the Board would not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent would investigate them and respond in a timely manner. The following person(s) addressed the Board: 

1. Millie Rosasco, Melbourne Beach - Good Friday
2. Reggie Revis, Palm Bay - Charter School Applications
3. Chip Bock, Satellite Beach -  Rita Blvd. Bus Stop for Gemini Elementary
4. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Union Issues
5. Constance Ortiz, Palm Bay - Odyssey Charter School
6. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Who is "We?'
7. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
8. Jane Martin - Odyssey Charter School
9.  Mason Williams, Cocoa Beach - Accelerated Learning

Chairman Dr. Murray, on behalf of the Board, thanked tonight's speakers for their willingness to speak before the Board. 


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

12. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 10.11.2011 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

13. Approval of Bill Row to Brevard Schools Foundation Board of Directors
Attachment: BillRow.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

14. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law 107-110 (Impact Aid) Funds
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

15. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales and Service Agreements
Attachment: SSA 1206 Learning Today Recommendation of Award.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1207 Recommendation of Award- The Gale Group.pdf
Attachment: ITB 12-004BP - Temporary Personnel Services - Summary.pdf
Attachment: SSA 1205JO Achieve3000 Recommendation of Award.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 10-11-11.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 10-11-11.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

19. Title I School Improvement Grant
F. Adult/Community Education

20. Consultant Agreement Between Victoria Candelora and Adult/Community Education-School Age Child Care
Attachment: Candelora Contract.pdf
F. Student Services

21. Acceptance of the Elementary and Secondary Counseling (ESSC) Grant
Attachment: ESSC Grant Award Notification.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

22. Memorandum of Agreement, City of Palm Bay - Project SEARCH
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_9280P-IR3235-402-ESE_PROJECT SEARCH PALM BAY_001.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

23. Involuntary Termination of Adminstrative Employee, Walt Petters
Attachment: Petters letter 10-5-11.pdf
24. Involuntary Termination of Adminstrative Employee, Joseph W. Fayed
Attachment: Fayed letter 10-5-11.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

25. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Transportation

16. Courtesy Busing - Gemini Elementary

Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to discuss the courtesy bussing for Gemini Elementary. She gave a brief synopsis of the safety issues that surround this particular stop. Ms. Kneessy stated that she found it ironic that the Board just passed a proclamation on National School Bus Safety Week which is exactly what is being discuss on this agenda item. 

Ms. Kneessy stated that the state law mandates that any child that resides two miles or more from their attending school is allowed bus transportation and for elementary school children under the two mile limit if the walk is considered dangerous.  Ms. Kneessy stated, that after further review of the statutes, there is a criteria for reimbursement purposes. There maybe other situations in which the Board will have to determine as dangerous. She stated, in her opinion, that only approving those that fit the state's criteria, the district is leaving themselves open.  She spoke about the district's policy, safety of transporting student's, and that there is no cost to the district for this decision.

Dr. Murray, as a side bar, informed the viewing audience that they are experiencing technical difficulties with the microphones due to being struck by lightning over the weekend.

Ms. Henderson stated her concerns about the areas in the district that are deemed hazardous, as well as, the perception from one person's point of view to another person's point of view.  In her opinion, she feels that it is in the best interest of the Board to stick with the state statute which it states that it is the parent's responsibility under the two mile limit.  Ms. Henderson stated the students in this particular area are still able to ride the bus and pay the fee just like every one else under the two mile limit.

Mr. Ziegler applauded Ms. Kneessy for championing a cause in her district and stated that all the Board members should be doing the same. He agreed with Ms. Kneessy in regard to deeming the area hazardous after doing his own research. He gave an example of another scenario in which he feels that the children are being set up for a bullying situation.

Dr. Murray mentioned that the statute allows the Board to override the safety criteria. However, the statute clearly states that it is the parents responsibility to ensure safety for their students inside the two mile limit.  She said that given the situation and the fact that the district is not denying bus service, but a fee to do so will be incurred since the families are within the two mile limit.  Dr. Murray agreed with Ms. Henderson that there are similar situations all over this county.  She stated that no Board Member is advocating a lack of safety and any inference is insulting to any of the Board Members.  We want was is best and what is safe for every child in this school district.

Ms. Kneessy mentioned that the statute also states that the Board is responsible for those dangerous situations for elementary school age children.  She stated that Charles Hood, Director of Transportation for Florida Department of Education, said that 7 percent of elementary students across the state are riding the school bus because their School Board stepped up to the plate and decided that they were not in a safe situation.

Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, was requested by Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray to give his opinion from a liability standpoint.  Mr. Bistline stated that he agree with what everyone has stated from what the state statute provides.  He also agree that the Board has the authority to declare a condition hazardous, that would not be otherwise considered, under state statute.  However, by following the state statute the district is in a safe harbor.   Mr. Bistline stated that there is not a liability risk either way. He mentioned that this is a decision that needs to be made keeping in mind how the outcome will effect the rest of the county. He stated that the Board is operating on good faith and the majority of the Board will carry the day.

Mr. Ziegler commented on the definition of hazardous and riding the bus for a fee.

Dr. Krupp asked about the number of students that this case involves. Mr. Connors stated that there were six students surrounding the Rita Boulevard stop, but as you move closer to the school there are additional students. Dr. Krupp counted 38 out of a 65 passenger bus.



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



Motions:

Approve the area around Rita Blvd. as considered dangerous under School Board Policy 8600 for kindergarten through sixth grade students.

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

Motion Minutes: 

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 6:58 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:15 p.m.
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G. Action
H. Information
H. Human Resources

26. School Board Policy Revisions - NEOLA Recommendations - Information
Attachment: Bylaws and Policies - NEOLA - 11-12 - 1 of 2.pdf
Attachment: Bylaws and Policies - NEOLA - 11-12 - 2 of 2.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to discuss the format of how the policies are presented to the Board for approval.  She noted that it was one of the top three highest responsibilities of the Board, according to state statute.

Ms. Kneessy brought up a concern with Policy 1613 - Social Media, which discourages the use of Facebook.

Dr. Binggeli addressed some of the concerns on how the policies are brought to the Board.  He also mentioned that districts all over the nation are wrestling with the concerns of social media.  Dr. Binggeli stated that our intent was to notify the district employees and explain that there are some issues that they need to be aware of when using any form of social media. 

Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resource, updated the Board in regard to discussions with our Neola advisors and senior staff, in which the district would be better off having a policy that was general but provided the warning that there are some dangers in using social media inappropriately with students.

Ms. Kneessy expressed her concerns about approving more policies if we are not following the ones that we already have in place.

Discussion ensued in regard to Policy 1613 - Social Media, and making our employees aware of the pitfalls.  Dr. Krupp also brought up the positives on teachers using Facebook and Tweeter in the classrooms.

Gino Butto, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Technology, stated that the district is monitoring the legal aspect and that prevention is the opportunistic things that we have because we do not want to discourage such a powerful tools as social media.

Mr. Butto noted that staff is currently working with the Rockledge Police Department. They have a unit especially assigned to this and a program that we will be able to capitalize on.  He stated that our Educational Technology department will be working closely with Human Resources department to come up with a program.

Ms. Pace clarified that rather than a policy, the Board would prefer an educational campaign for using social media effectively without getting into trouble.   

H. School Choice

27. 2012-2013 Charter Applications Recommended for Approval
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary CEDAR Academy.pdf
Attachment: I Academic Design 2012-13 Viera Charter School.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan CEDAR.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan CEDAR Academy.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 Organizational Plan Viera Charter School 9-13-11.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign CEDAR Academy.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Emma Jewel.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan Emma Jewel 9-30-11.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign 2012-13 Emma Jewel.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Emma Jewel Charter Application Summary TO USE.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Viera Charter.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Viera.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Ziegler stated that he should have pulled Item F-28 for discussion.
28. 2012-2013 Charter Applications Recommended for Denial of Approval
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Odyssey High.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida Virtual.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 Organizational Plan Odyssey High 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida ALS.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan ALS.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Odyssey Space Coast Academy 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan ALS.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Somerset High.pdf
Attachment: I. Academic Design ALS 10-6-11.pdf
Attachment: 2012-2013 I Academic Design Somerset Academy1 - Palm Bay High 10-11-11.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-2013 Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay High 9-26-11.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Florida Virtual Academy.pdf
Attachment: 2012-2013 III. Business Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay High.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 Organizational Plan Florida Virtual.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida Odyssey Space Coast Academy.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign 2012-13 Florida Virtual Academy.pdf
Attachment: III. 2012-13 Business Plan Odyssey High 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment: I AcademicDesign Oyssey High.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Somerset Academy Palm Bay Charter Application Summary - .pdf
Attachment: 2012-2013 III. Business Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
Attachment: 2012-2013 I AcademicDesign Somerset Academy - Palm Bay 9-25-11.pdf
Attachment: I 2012-13 (K-8) Academic Design Odyssey Space Coast Academy 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan Odyssey Space Coast Academey 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment: II. 2012-2013 Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay 9-26-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item for discussion to inquire whether the district is up against a state deadline. If not, he would like to see this item postponed.

Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice, explained the process that the district has been using for the past nine years. She stated the district had eleven applicants this year, and the team did their very best to get the Board the information needed to make an informed decision.

Ms. Mace addressed the suggestion of postponement.  She stated that they law states that the district has sixty days.  Each of the applicants submitted an extension of thirty days which gave us ninety days since there were so many applications.  Ms. Mace stated that we are bound by law to make a determination two weeks from tonight. She offered to sit one-on-one with each of the Board Members to go over the highlights of each charter application.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board about postponing the approval or denial of the charters and adding placing them on the information agenda again at the October 24, 2011 School Board meeting. 

Mr. Bistline recommended that Ms. Mace give the Board the information and if the Board wishes to do something different next year that is fine, but does not suggest they change the process this year.

Dr. Binggeli offered having the Board arrive early for the workshop on October 25, 2011 to engage in dialog on the charter schools. The Board decided to move in that direction.

 

H. Middle School Programs/K-12

29. Teaching American History Grant Weekend Scholar Visit Inservices
Attachment: Errico resume 10.11.11.pdf
Attachment: Errico contract.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

30. Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee
Attachment: Melbourne High School Crew Team - Chattanooga, TN Nov 3-6, 2011.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

31. Field Trip - Rockledge High, Band and Orchestra to attend the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC
Attachment: bai band wash DC.pdf

I. Staff Reports
32. Staff Reports

Minutes: 

There were no staff reports.


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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
34. Discussion Point: Graduation Credit Requirement

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp requested discussion on the graduation requirement.  He mentioned that the state legislature is looking again to reduce the education budget. He suggested the following ideas which could help trim the budget and save integrity.

1. Go back to the six period day.
2. Do away with the SSNP which he felt could save us at least $2.6 million.

Dr. Krupp explained how and why the district should cut the SSNP program.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he could not even begin to comment without getting an analysis of the pros and cons of cutting the SSNP program.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that the district could save money by having three years of science and three years of social studies and the fourth year being one or the other as she has suggested at a previous meeting.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she is not comfortable with a blanket cut of the SSNP but there could be certain aspects in which the district could pull back.

Dr. Murray stated that she is reluctant to do anything that would cut student programs.  She mentioned that our SSNP program is a nationally recognized program that is exceedingly noteworthy, that sets an example.  She commented that on the other hand, money doesn't grow on trees and we may have to look into student programs.

35. Discussion Point: Use of Canines (K-9s) for Drug Searches/Sweeps
Attachment: K-9 Memorandum 19 Apr 11.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler stated that he would like to help the students make better decisions as it relates to discouragement of the use of drugs.  He stated that having drug dogs come into the schools is done in other school districts in cooperation with the police departments.  Mr. Ziegler stated that he would like to see the most effective, yet least disruptive way to get drugs out of our schools.

Dr. Murray stated  it is not so much having the drug dogs in the schools that is the concern, it is search and seizure and the court cases that are tied to the use of canines.

Dr. Binggeli stated that Andrea Alford, Director of District Security, has connected with the local agencies, senior staff and our schools.  She provided the report, that was given to the Board, which is what our recommendation is at this time.

Dr. Binggeli stated that when he was a principal, they used active and passive drug dogs on the campus. He stated he would get a call that said they were on there way.

Ms. Alford stated that she would answer any questions the Board has as it relates to the report they received on the use of canines for drug searches/sweeps.  She asked the Board to keep in mind that the local police agencies want to continue to build a positive rapport with communities and the schools.

Dr. Binggeli stated that based on his previous experience, prior to doing using the canines for drug searches/sweeps, there would have to be a ton of interface with the community to have a complete understanding.

Ms. Alford stated that she would contact local law enforcement, put a plan together, and present that to the Board prior to moving forward. The Board approved Ms. Alford to create a plan.

Mr. Bistline stated that the case law is clear that canine use can be used as a screening.  As far as school discipline, he is sure that we could use the evidence retrieved.  He stated that this is a tool that can be used within our schools.

Dr. Binggeli stated that being random is critical.

36. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp noted that on October 6, 2011, he attended the first induction ceremony at Imperial Estates for the National Elementary Honor Society. He stated that they had to raise the GPA to 3.8 instead of 3.0 because they had so many students that qualified.

Dr. Krupp asked for clarification on a motion that was made earlier in the evening on the Gemini bus stop as to what area on the bus route it included.

Ms. Kneessy stated that it was the area south of the Hampton's and Rita Boulevard in Satellite Beach.

Mr. Connors asked if we set the boundary where Richards Road intersects with A1A for your new board designed hazardous walking area.

The Board clarified the new hazardous walking area for the Gemini bus stop to include Rita Boulevard and the area where Richards Road intersects with A1A.

Ms. Henderson asked Mr. Bistline if transportation has the obligation to go to find other areas like Gemini bus stop.  Mr. Bistline stated that there is no obligation to find other case like this. The Board is in safe harbor and followed the law.

Ms. Kneessy suggested adding to the Board request list an increasing tracking on expulsions due to the higher number of student violence in the schools. She asked if we have the measures in place to keep the staff and other individuals from harm.

Dr. Binggeli stated that the district does keep track of the expulsion but will have staff find out if there has been an increase in the violence.

Mr. Ziegler stated that he met with Senator Mike Haridopolis.  Mr. Haridopolis agreed that he would be willing to spend a significant amount of time in Brevard and meet with the Superintendent and visit schools.  Mr. Ziegler would like to take advantage of this opportunity since it is the last year the Mr. Haridopolis will be in the senate.

Dr. Murray requested a consensus from the Board.  Mr. Ziegler stated that no Board Member needs approval from the Board to invite the legislature to visit the district.  Dr. Murray stated that the Board has had different forums for that type of visit in the past.  Mr. Ziegler stated that if we could set up one of those forums again, that would be great.

Mr. Ziegler reminded everyone that this weekend, beginning October 14, 2011, is the Brevard Cultural Alliance Art of Sand Exhibition. He stated that it is their major fundraiser who supports our schools tremendously.

 Dr. Murray had no report.

Ms. Henderson asked where we are on the fast fact and the communication plan.


L. Superintendent's Report
37. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli expressed appreciation to the Board for coming out to review elements of the new appraisal system. He spoke about the value added component and other elements of the evaluation system.

M. Adjournment
38. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Murray adjourned the School Board meeting of October 11, 2011 at 8:17 p.m.







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