10-27-2009 Special 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 27, 2009, 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 22, 2009 and 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 Robert Jordan called the School Board meeting of October 27, 2009 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

Mr. Jordan requested a moment of silence for Charlie Hall, 4th grade student, Imagine Charter School.


A-3. Invocation (Elissa Waller, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: 

The Invocation was led by Elissa Waller, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary School.


A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Colin Johnston, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Colin Johnston, 6th Grade, Manatee Elementary School.

A-5. Entertainment (Manatee Elementary School Chorus)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Manatee Elementary Chorus, who entertained the Board and the audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional musical number.

Chairman Jordan took the opportunity to thank Sharon Lester, Music Director, and her students from the Manatee Elementary Chorus for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Jordan called for a recess at 5:43 p.m.
The meeting was reconvened at 5:46 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:

Proclamation Revision
C-8. Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month

Presentation Revision
D-9.   Clarification of Changes in the Changes in the Board Contributions to the Self-Funded Health Insurance Trust Fund

Consent Revisions
F-11.   Student Expulsions
F-18.   Instructional Staff Recommendations



Motions:
Approve the published agenda for the October 27, 2009 School Board meeting and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. Brevard Schools Foundation

7. Check Presentation from National Space Club

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Mr. Adrian Laffite, Space Week Chairman, who presented a check to Mason Williams, President of Brevard Schools Foundation, in the amount $40,000. The funding will support Space Week in December of 2009 when more than 5, 000 students will travel to Kennedy Space Center and receive an introduction to space exploration.

Mr. Laffite explained the National Space Club and stated that he was pleased to be able to assist Brevard Public Schools with Space Week.

Mr. Williams took this opportunity to express his gratitude on behalf of Brevard Schools Foundation to assist our district to fund Space Week.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. District Communications

8. Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month
Attachment: BPSFamilyMonthProcla#55AA01.pdf
Minutes: Christine Davis, Director of District Communication, read the resolution proclaiming November 2009 as Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month.

Motions:
Recognize November, 2009 as Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month for Brevard Public Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

9. Clarification of Changes in the Board Contribution to the Self-Funded Health Insurance Trust Fund
Attachment: 10.27.09 Health Care.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli gave a presentation regarding the clarification of changes in the Board Contribution to the Self-Funded Health Insurance Trust Fund. Lee Berry, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources and Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, assisted Dr. Binggeli in communicating the information to the Board and the public.

Ms. Kneessy questioned for public clarification, that the money that  did not go into the trust fund went directly into employee compensation and there was no secret slush fund. Dr. Binggeli responded in the affirmative.

Dr. Murray questioned Dr. Binggeli regarding the $546 amount not being in any contract and what figure was in the contract. Dr. Binggeli stated $515 was the amount in the contract from 2003-2004 until the change to $524. The change delineated when the district left the bargaining table and was presented repeatedly but was inadvertently left out of the contract.

 Mr. Jordan stated that the district honored what was negotiated in the bargaining session ($546)and not was written in the contract ($515). The district did make a mistake and that mistake was the contract did not reflect what was negotiated.

Dr. Murray stated as a point of information, that it is critical the Board get the correct information to begin with and it is not the responsibility of the Board to do everyone's job by proof-reading every document being presented to the Board.

Dr. Binggeli agreed with Dr. Murray and stated that the district has a requirement to the Board in providing accurate information in something as important as an agreement. The Board will be provided with the entire document.

 


E. Public Discussion
10. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

The Chairman reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion. He also stated that the Board would not respond to issues this evening but the Superintendent would investigate the concerns and respond in a timely manner. The following persons addressed the Board:

  1. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
  2. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - Insurance Trust
  3. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
  4. Mitchell Goldman, Rockledge - Policy 9700.01- Special Interest Groups

Ms. Kneessy asked for a point of information. She mentioned School Board Policy 169.1 - Public Participation at Board meetings and requested that the Board Members take a look at the policy because it states that Board Members will not be addressed in an inappropriate manner. Ms. Kneessy stated that she understands the passion but is concerned that we do not cross the line about personal speech and Board Member attacks.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

11. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: Expulsion 10.27.09.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Financial Services

12. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law (Impact Aid) Funds
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

14. 2010-11 Budget Adoption Schedule
Attachment: Trim Schedule.pdf
F. Accounting Services

15. Warrants Written for the Month of September, 2009
Attachment: Sept '09 Warrants.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

16. Surplus Property
Attachment: OCT_27_09.pdf
17. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchasing Requests and Sales and Services Agreements
Attachment: SSA #1004 - Deeper View - Exceptional Education.pdf
Attachment: 10-006BM Material and Installation of Toilet Partitions.pdf
Attachment: 10001LH Virtual Instruction Program with DOE 9-12 Full-time Approved Provider- Instructional Services.pdf
Attachment: 10-005BM Metal Roof Repair Contractors.pdf
Attachment: SSA #1005 - Health First - Adult Education.pdf
Attachment: 10-004BM Roof Repair Contractors.pdf
F. Human Resources

18. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 10-27-09.pdf
19. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 10-27-09.pdf
F. Compensation & Benefits

20. Job Description: Grant Project Coordinator
Attachment: Coord-Grant%20ProjectRev1[1].pdf
21. Job Description: Teacher Assistant - POT/PI/APE
Attachment: TA%E2%80%93POT.PI.APE-Rev1[1].pdf
F. Elementary Programs

22. Lease Agreement between the School Board and the Melbourne Auditorium
Attachment: Melbourne Auditorium.pdf
F. Area I Superintendent

23. Contracted Services Agreement between Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School and Nancy Prizito Consulting, Inc.
Attachment: Nancy Prizito Contracted Svcs. Agreement.pdf
24. Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Augusta, Georgia
Attachment: MHS Crew Team to Augusta, GA Nov 2009.pdf
F. Project Management

25. Amendment #1 to Agreement for Design/Build Services at Bayside High School
Attachment: Amendment No 1.pdf
26. Utility Easements to the City of Titusville at Oak Park ES
Attachment: Proposed 10-ft Utility Easement - Oak Park ES.pdf
Attachment: Oak Park ES Easement Showing Scriveners Error.pdf
Attachment: Recorded Interlocal Agreement at Oak Park ES.pdf
27. Transfer and Use of Educational Facilities Impact Fees
Attachment: Advisory Committee Recommendations for Meeting #7.pdf
Attachment: Transfer Request for Previously Collected Impact Fees.pdf
Attachment: Previous Impact Fees Project Collections.pdf
Attachment: Eligible COPs.pdf
Attachment: Meeting #7 Minutes.pdf
Attachment: Master COP Schedule.pdf
Attachment: Educational Impact Fee Collections thru June 09.pdf
Attachment: Request for Impact Fees thru June 2009.pdf
Attachment: Master Spreadsheet.pdf
Attachment: COP Debt Schedule.pdf
Attachment: Interlocal Agreement.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

28. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

13. School Recognition Bonuses
Attachment: School Rec 2009-10.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler pulled this item to request the district better inform the teachers regarding the recognition bonus money in which bonus money can be set aside into an account to purchase classroom supplies and better maximize their funds.

Ms. Preston stated that the teacher do receive a document which explains how they can utilize the bonus money and will continue to spread the word.

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Chairman Jordan called for a video break at 6:58 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:13 p.m.
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Motions:
Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of the 73 district schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective school grade for 2008-09.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. Board Office/Superintendent

29. Proposed Board Policy 9700.01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom
Attachment: 2009-10 Form 9700 01 - Application for the School Board to Consider Approval of a Special Interest Group's Recruiment of Students in the Classroom.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Board Policy 9700 01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom 1.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Jordan called the public hearing open.

Chairman Jordan noted that one speaker has requested to address the Board concerning this matter. The following person addressed the Board:

  1. Kevin Litt, Rockledge - Boy Scouts

Chairman Jordan declared the public hearing closed. 

A motion was made by Ms. Kneessy with a second by Mr. Ziegler to approve the recommendation.

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, September 24, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is flied in the Affidavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold public hearing and adopt/approve the proposed Board Policy 9700.01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler moved to amend the policy to add a forty five day period commencing on October 28, 2009 with a second by Ms. Kneessy.

Dr. Murray voiced her concerns about the instructional time and burden on the school principals and the teachers to manage the incoming special interest groups. She stated that she will be unable to support this new policy.

Mr. Jordan requested Dr. Binggeli to speak on the effect that the forty five day period amendment will have at the present time. Dr. Binggeli stated that he understands the intent but it would be more of a burden at this time other then at the beginning of the school year.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board in regard to the forty five day start time.

Ms. Kneessy suggested that the Board vote for the policy as written and then if Mr. Ziegler would like to make a motion after that he could. Mr. Ziegler withdrew his original motion and Ms. Kneessy withdrew her original motion.



Motions:
Hold public hearing and adopt/approve the proposed Board Policy 9700.01 - Special Interest Groups Recruiting Students in the Classroom.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye



Motions:
Amend policy to include changing start time of special interest groups to begin immediately for 45 calender days.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Nay
Robert Jordan- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Barbara Murray- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy stated her concerns about starting the special interest groups this year because the need to have an in-service with the building principals on how the policy is going to be implemented.

Dr. Binggeli made some comments on the need for the principal to understand the critical changes being put forth before them. Starting the forth five calendar days on October 28, 2009 would not be practical.

Dr. Murray requested that Attorney Miniclier weigh in on the discussion. Mr. Miniclier stated there is a number of requirements that is being placed on the School Board, on the schools and their staffs that they are required to comply with by your policy. If you look at implementation immediately you have a logistical problem and are you going to be able to meet the requirements of your own policy in one day. The practical answer to the is absolutely not, you cannot do it. Although a noble idea, you will leave the principal and teachers hanging out there.

G. Transportation

30. School Bus Driver Cellular Phone Use-Revision to Board Policy 8606
Attachment: policy change sheet cell phone.pdf
Attachment: 8606 School Bus Driver Cellular Phone Use rev.pdf
Minutes: 

Motions:
Approve change to Board Policy 8606 and authorize Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Human Resources

31. Revision of School Board Policy 3120 - Employment of Instructional Staff
Attachment: 3120 Proposed Policy Change Form - Public Hearing - 10-27-09.pdf
Attachment: 3120 Bylaws Revisions - Public Hearing - 10-27-09.pdf
Minutes: 

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, September 24, 2009 and the affadavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is flied in the Affadavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold public hearing and approve the revision of School Board Policy 3120 - Employment of Instructional Staff. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 
G. Curriculum & Instruction

32. Public Hearing for the 2009-2010 Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan

Minutes: 

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Thursday, September 24, 2009 and the affadavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is flied in the Affadavit File in the School Board office.



Motions:
Hold public hearing and approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2009-2010.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Accountability, Testing & Evaluation

33. Approve School Improvement Plans for 2009-2010
Attachment: Chart.SIP of school.09.10.Sub.BoardAgenda.Sylvia.10.27.09.pdf
34. School Advisory Council Membership Report
Attachment: Chart.SIP of school.09.10.Sub.BoardAgenda.Sylvia.10.27.09.pdf
H. Student Services

35. Contracted Services Agreements for Homeless Students (Students in Transition)
Attachment: Eckerd Youth Alternatives Contract for Service 10-09.pdf
Attachment: Childrens Home Society Contract for Service 10-09.pdf
H. Area I Superintendent

36. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside NJROTC Trip to South Carolina - Jan 2010.pdf
37. Contracted Services Agreement between Jupiter Elementary and Learning Wheels
Attachment: Jupiter Elem and Learning Wheels - Feb 2010.pdf
H. Facilities Services

38. School Board Policy 6330 Revision
Attachment: 091014_6330_Revisions.pdf
Attachment: 091014_policy 6330_change sheet.pdf

I. Staff Reports
39. Proposed Attendance Boundary Change Information
Attachment: Attendance Boundary Changes - Staff Report.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Preston explained to the Board that before the November School Board meeting that she will need to meet with each Board Member individually. She stated that there is a disconnect in the reporting of  financial statements and budget amendments from the accounting and budgeting  departments. Ms. Preston went on to explain the consolidation of the two documents and how it would impact how the Board receives the information.

Dane Theodore, Director of Planning and Project Management, updated the Board on the Proposed Attendance Boundary study.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board in regard to redistricting, soft redistricting and other percentages of the capacity in the schools. 

Dr. Murray reminded the Board that their role is for policy and not the day to day operations in the school district.

Ms. Kneessy and Dr. Murray stated that facilities and curriculum need to be meeting together as it relates to redistricting and programs.

Mr. Jordan stated several concerns as it relates to interlocal agreements.


J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
40. Additional Public Presentation(s)

Minutes: There are no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
41. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the county's health clinic RFP presentations and gave the Board a report on his findings.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the marching band music performance assessments at Palm Bay High School.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the Florida Institute of Technology dedication of the Scott Center for Autism.

Ms. Kneessy noted that Ms. Henderson, Mr. Ziegler and herself attended an FSBA forum on Policies and Boardmanship. She requested a board workshop on policy.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she attended the College Fair at the Melbourne Auditorium and was pleased to see the high number of attendees.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she was the first Board Member invited to attend a BASA meeting. The meeting was very informative and encouraged the other Board Members to attend when invited.

Ms. Kneessy requested a Board update on the School Board Policy 6145.01 Lease Purchase Agreements - Debt Service Ratio.

Ms. Kneessy requested a Board update on all the litigation that Brevard School in currently involved with.

Mr. Jordan reminded the Board and the public on the Save Space campaign.

Mr. Jordan noted that he received a requested from Ray and Associates on whether they wished for them to do a workshop to review the survey taken by the Board last April. The Board did not think that it was necessary.


L. Superintendent's Report
42. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli stated that he, along with Ms. Blackburn and Ms. Margaret Lewis met with the Economic Development Industry Council. He gave an overview of the discussion that ensued with the EDC and what it means for the future of Brevard's students.

M. Adjournment
43. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of October 27, 2009 was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.








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