10-28-2014 Special School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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 25, 2014. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Henderson called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Invocation (Peyton Newell, 12th Grade, Bayside High)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Peyton Newell, a 12th grade student from Bayside High read the invocation.

A. Pledge of Allegiance (Jake Sandoval, 11th Grade, Bayside High)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Jake Sandoval, 11th grade student from Bayside High, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment (Premier Show Choir, Bayside High)
5. Entertainment


Entertainment was provided by the Premiere Show Choir from Bayside High under the direction of Emily Mondello.

Chairman Henderson called for a recess at 5:40 p.m. to allow the students to gather their belongings.

The meeting resumed at 5:47 p.m.

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes made to the October 28, 2014 agenda since it was first published:

Consent Addition

  • F-17. - Student Expulsions

Consent Revision

  • F-21. - Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs and Sales Services Agreements


Approve the October 28, 2014 School Board agenda and its revisions.

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

A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Correction:  Approve the change in salary pay grade of Edward Parker, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Services, on annual contract, effective November 3, 2014 from grade 24 to grade 26.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Community Relations

8. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: Coordinating magnet teacher, Lorrie Benjamin from Palm Bay High School, introduced fellow teacher, Stefany Colona and turned the presentation over to students Mijan Rahmarrack and Colleen Kane.  These student presenters provided information on Palm Bay Magnet High School's magnet pathways, STEAM initiatives and new NASA partnership.
B. Employee Benefits

9. Healthy School District Award
Minutes: Dr. Lana Saal introduced Melodie Griffin, executive committee member of Florida Action for Healthy Kids who presented the GOLD Level Florida healthy School District flag to BPS.  Ms. Griffin stated that Brevard was the second highest in the state out of 27 districts who participated.  She also said that Dr. Lana Saal received the only perfect score in the state for employee wellness.
B. Elementary Programs

10. Florida Power-Library School Awards

Minutes: Gina Clark, library media resource teacher, facilitated the recognition. She explained about the rigorous process and said that Brevard has 53% of the Florida Power Library Schools. She showed a video and she, Dr. Binggeli and Ms. Henderson presented the awards.
B. Middle School Programs/K-12

11. Society of Health and Physical Educators Awards


Cyndi Van Meter, associate superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, facilitated the recognition.  She introduced Rachel Winsten, K-12 Health and Physical Education resource teacher.   Ms. Winsten explained about the award and introduced Denise Breitkreuz, an associate professor of physical education at Palm Beach Atlantic University and current president of SHAPE Florida. 

Ms. Breitkreuz expressed that Brevard is one of the leading counties in Florida recognizing the important role that physical education plays in children's health.  

Dr. Binggeli, Ms. Henderson and Barbara Rodrigues, director of Middle School Programs gave out the awards.  This was the first time that BPS had two secondary physical education teachers recognized as Physical Education Teacher of the Year.  Barbara Berry was unable to attend as her volleyball team made it to regional playoffs which were being played at the time the award was being given.

B. Additional Items

12. Recognition of Dr. Barbara A. Murray and Dr. Michael L. Krupp


Ms. Henderson began the recognition of Drs. Murray and Krupp for the service they have provided as School Board members.  At the conclusion of her speech, Ms. Henderson and Dr. Binggeli presented both Dr. Murray and Dr. Krupp a commemorative plaque and asked all of the Board members to join them for a group photo. 

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Secondary Programs

13. 2013-2014 District Results for Science Research, Odyssey of the Mind, and Future Problem Solving
Attachment: 13.14 results of SR, OM, and FPS.pdf

Robin Novelli, director of High School Programs began the presentation and made the introductions.  He explained that while BPS has 2.6% of the students in Florida,  34% of all 1st Place awards at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair were from Brevard.  That is higher than any other county in the state.

He introduced Science Research student Daniella Bernadel from Palm Bay Magnet High who told the Board and the viewing audience what the Science Research program meant for her and what she has gained from her experiences.

Mr. Novelli further commented that 11.8% of the state Odyssey of the Mind teams are from Brevard.  The Structure Team from Stevenson Elementary placed first in the state and eighth in the world. He then introduced Trinity Stenger from the Stevenson OM team.  Ms. Stenger articulated what she has garnered through her participation.

Information was provided about the 2013-2014 Florida Future Problem Solving State and International Competition. Forty percent of the Florida entrants who became international winners were from Brevard.  Mr. Novelli then introduced Abigail Perez from Palm Bay Elementary who expounded upon her involvement with FPS.

D. Career and Technical Education

14. Industry Certification Results Update
Attachment: ICR FINAL BOOK SY13-14.pdf
Attachment: Industry Certifications Return on Investment.pdf

Janice Scholz, director of Career and Technical Education gave the presentation.  She explained that today's educational environment is heavily focused on accountability, standards and assessment.  At the same time, industry is seeking assurances that job seekers have the skills required to fill their openings.

Ms. Scholz explained about the BPS graduation requirement, the Brevard Strategic Plan and the state requirement of CAPE Academies as well as the state requirements for high school grade and diploma designations and federal requirements.   She also provided the Board a four year summary of Brevard's Industry Certification results.  She mentioned that we currently have 41 different CTE programs, offering 36 different certifications. Twenty-nine of the certifications are on the "Funding List" (now called the CAPE Industry Certification List) and 12 of the certifications provide college credit because they have a statewide articulation agreement.

She mentioned that it appears it may soon be a requirement for elementary age students to take some of the CTE components.

E. Public Comment
15. Public Comment


Chairman Henderson reminded the speakers that the maximum allotted time for each speaker is three minutes. Clarification of information presented and answers to questions specific to district business and educational matters will be posted on the School Board's website under the section called "4 The Record."  

  1. Daniel Wall-DeSousa, BPS Teacher - Non-Discrimination Policy
  2. Kinley Nagle, Teacher - Learning Disabilities
  3. Gabriel Rothblatt, ACLU Board Member - Non-Discrimination Policy
  4. Scott A. Wall-DeSousa - Non -Discrimination Policy
  5. Lexi Wright - Non-Discrimination Policy
  6. Barbara Wall, Realtor and President Prudential Sterling Properties - Non-Discrimination Policy
  7. Cyndi Sweet, PFLAG President - Non-Discrimination Statement
  8. Richard Smith, BFT President - Labor Relations Issue

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

16. Approval of Minutes
17. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2015-1028.pdf (Confidential Item)
F. Accounting Services

18. Warrants for the month of September, 2014
Attachment: Warrant List - September 2014.pdf
F. Risk Management

19. Contract for Professional Insurance Brokerage Services with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - Boca Raton
Attachment: 2014-17 Property Casualty Broker Agmt - Draft 10-01-14.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

20. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 10-28-14.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 10-28-14.pdf
21. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: a - SSA 15-255-DR - Jostens, Inc. - Satellite High School.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 15-256-DR - Jostens, Inc. - Astronaut High School.pdf
Attachment: c - SSA 15-257-DR - Jostens, Inc. - Viera High School.pdf
Attachment: d - SSA 15-259-DR - Jostens, Inc. - West Shore Jr. Sr. High School.pdf
Attachment: e - SSA 15-261-DR - Jostens, Inc. - Space Coast Jr. Sr. High School.pdf
Attachment: f - RFP 14-P-112-WH - Energy Monitoring, Real Time.pdf
Attachment: g - RFP 15-P-015-WH - Print Shop Equipment and Related Services.pdf
Attachment: h - ITN 09001 JO - 6 Month Extension II.pdf
F. Human Resources

22. Job Descriptions - HR Partners
Attachment: Sr HR Partner.pdf
Attachment: HR Partner.pdf
23. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 10-28-14.pdf
24. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 10-28-14.pdf
F. Accountability Testing & Evaluation

25. School Improvement Plans
Attachment: Chart SIP Membership 2014 2015.pdf
F. School Choice

26. Amend the Contract for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne
Attachment: Amendment letter to charter - Imagine.pdf
27. 2014-2015 Charter Applications Recommendations for Denial or Approval
Attachment: Premier - Application Evaluation.pdf
F. Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services

28. 2014-2015 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) Grant Application
Attachment: Brevard IDEA Part B Entitlement Preschool.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

29. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Kings Bay, Georgia
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC Trip - Kings Bay, Georgia - Nov 2014.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

30. Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri
Attachment: CHS Robotics St Louis MO back-up.pdf
F. Facilities Services

31. Subordination Agreement
Attachment: Trinity Towers South Subordination Agreement (School Board).pdf
32. Utility Easement at Gardendale
Attachment: Utility Easement at Gardendale.pdf
F. Project Management

33. Eau Gallie HS - GMP for Handrails at Stadium Bleachers
Attachment: EGHS - Stadium Bleacher Handrails GMP & Worksheet 1.pdf
34. Satellite Beach HS - Auditorium Canopy Repairs - Project Closeout & Change Order # 2
Attachment: Change Order No. 2 - Satellite HS Canopy Repair.pdf
35. Tropical Elementary School - HVAC Renovation Final Close-Out Change Order #1
Attachment: Tropical E S HVAC Renovation Final Closeout Change Order.pdf
36. Johnson MS Kitchen Renovation - Final Close-Out and Change Order #1
Attachment: Johnson M S Kitchen Renovation Final Close-out Change Order.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

37. Approval of Consent

Approve the consent agenda of October 28, 2014 with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Human Resources

38. Policy Review - 0140, 1000s, 3000s, 4000s, 6000s, 7000s, 9000s
Attachment: Po9701.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7130.01 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po3550 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7540.02 V1 SC.pdf
Attachment: po3139 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: Po9702.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.08 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3150 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7420 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po7130 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: po3129 v.l RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6460 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po7540.13 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3600 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO7450 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: PO6145.01 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: Po9950.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: PO6680v1KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3121 V.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7540.02 V1 SC.pdf
Attachment: Po9430.01.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: PO6107.01 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: PO7320 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: Po9160.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po0140 v.3 MAH.pdf
Attachment: po6120 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3430.02 v1 srg.pdf
Attachment: PO6480 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3120.08 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3216 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6100 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3120.03 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: 7000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: PO6152 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: 9000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: po6110 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3140 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7540 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3580 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO7300 v2 KLB R2.pdf
Attachment: po6105 V1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3430 v1 sg.pdf
Attachment: po6530 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: Po9430.v1.MI.pdf
Attachment: po7540.11 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po6145 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: 1000, 3000, 4000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: po7434 v1 mah.pdf
Attachment: po3120 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6470 v3 KLB R3.pdf
Attachment: PO6510 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3131 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: 6000 Edits.pdf
Attachment: po6233 v1 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3420 v4 mah.pdf
Attachment: po7540.09 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3121.01 v.1 MS.pdf
Attachment: po7540.03 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po7540.04 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3120.05 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6550 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po7130.02 v1 dt.pdf
Attachment: PO6610 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: Po9300.v2.mi.pdf
Attachment: po3120 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6150 v2 HRD.pdf
Attachment: po3210 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3590 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3129.01 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3415 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3220 v.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3161 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: PO6423 v1 KLB R1.pdf
Attachment: po3214 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3139.01 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3215 v.1 SRG.pdf
Attachment: po3120.04 v.3 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po7540.01 V1 TM.pdf
Attachment: po3430.01 v1 SRG.pdf
Attachment: po3130 V.2 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3130.01 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po6521.pdf
Attachment: po3575 v.1 RRS.pdf
Attachment: po3128 v.3 RRS.pdf

Chairman Henderson declared the public hearing open at: 7:38 p.m.

Having no speakers and hearing no further discussion, she adjourned the public hearing at 7:39 p.m.

Hold Public Hearing and approve the revisions of School Board policies series 0140, 1000s, 3000s, 4000s, 6000s, 7000s and 9000s. - PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

H. Information
H. Accountability, Testing & Evaluation

39. School Advisory Council Membership Report
Attachment: Chart.SAC Membership 2014 2015.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

40. Consultant Agreement between McAuliffe Elementary and Brain Entertainment (Math U Counting Cowboy Show)
Attachment: McAuliffe Elementary - Brain Entertainment Math U -the counting cowboy.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
41. Board Member Reports


In regards to the concerns several public speakers expressed about the non-discrimination policy, Ms. Kneessy requested that Mr.Bistline look into this matter more closely and provide the Board with a review of the speakers’ concerns and where the Board stands with its policies.

Ms. Kneessy also thanked Mr. Smith for his comments about the biometric screenings.  She apologized for any problems employees had experienced as that was not the intent of the Board or District staff.  She said she felt it was new and with anything new, issues may be encountered.  She urged employees to let them know of concerns so they may be resolved in the future.

Ms. Kneessy said she had recently spoken to two different parents who expressed disdain over being told they were not allowed to watch sports practices of which their children are participants. She further commented that there was nothing in Board policy or FSHAA rules that address this matter.  The principals say it is up to the coach to decide. 

Dr. Murray and Dr. Krupp said that they feel that it is up to the coach to decide. Ms. Henderson said she felt that there should be nothing to prevent a parent from watching a practice as long as they are not disruptive.  Mr. Ziegler could see both sides.

Ms. Kneessy asked for Dr. Binggeli to gather a group to make some guidelines and find a happy balance. 

Mr. Ziegler asked if they could all agree in the interim for there to be no "blanket policy" to close practices to parents to which the Board agreed.

Ms. Kneessy also thanked Ms. Henderson for her service as chairman of the Board for the past year.

Dr. Murray relayed that she had the pleasure of attending Cape View Elementary's 50th anniversary celebration.  As an outgoing Board member she thanked all of the staff, Dr. Binggeli, her fellow Board members and constituents and supporters over the past eight years.  She said that she really appreciated the respect that everyone has shown her.

Dr. Krupp said in the words of Kenny Chesney, "Don't blink."  He said the time has gone by so fast.  He thanked everyone and he is looking forward to the next chapter.  He remarked that being on the School Board is the apex of his career and it has been a wonderful ride.  He is proud, yet humbled to have served.

Ms. Henderson mentioned that she and Judy Preston had attended the FSBA Legislative Priorities in Orlando and discussed Brevard's legislative priorities.   

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


Dr. Binggeli hoped the Board was proud of the information presented to them during the Board meeting.  He wanted to give them a couple of other items for which they could be proud as well.

As he visited several schools last week; Cambridge and Roy Allen were having character celebrations to recognize students for their integrity. When he visited Turner Elementary, he saw several students from Southwest Middle helping the students and teachers.  Then when he went to Southwest, he ran into a child helping a student who new to the school and to the country. The Southwest student was visiting with her as if they had been best friends forever.  He could imagine the positive image that child had when she went home and told her parents about her first day. He said that there is no test to measure that.

He wanted to give a "shout out" to Southwest for that kind of culture and he saw it on display.  He hoped the Board was as proud as he is for what happens in our schools every day.

M. Adjournment
43. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Henderson adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.

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