11-16-2010 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, November 16, 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, November 11, 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: Superintedent Dr. Brian Binggeli called the November 16, 2010 School Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Oath of Office
2. Oath of Office


The Honorable School Board Attorney Harold T. Bistline administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Michael Krupp, newly elected Board Member from District #1; Amy Kneessy, Board Member Elect for District #3; and Andy Ziegler, Board Member Elect from District #5.

A-3. Roll Call
3. Roll Call

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

A-4. Invocation (Carly Ebeling, 6th Grade, Atlantis Elementary)
4. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Carly Ebeling, 6th Grade, Atlantis Elementary School.

A-5. Pledge of Allegiance (Caden Norris, 6th Grade, Atlantis Elementary)
5. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Caden Norris, 6th Grade, and signed by Ben Moran, 3rd Grade, Atlantic Elementary School.

A-6. Entertainment (Atlantis Signing Singer and Intermediate Strings)
6. Entertainment


The entertainment was moved to after the nominations.

A-7. Organization of the Board
I. Superintendent Presiding

7. Election of School Board Chairman


With Superintendent Dr. Brian T. Binggeli presiding until the election of a Chairman, the Board proceeded to organize in compliance with Section 1001.371, Florida Statutes.

Michael Krupp - term expires November 2014
Barbara Murray - term expires November 2014
Amy Kneessy - term expires November 2012
Karen Henderson - term expires November 2012
Andy Ziegler - term expires November 2014

School Board Attorney Harold Bistline explained the process for the election of the Chairman of the Board.

Karen Henderson nominated Barbara A. Murray as Board Chairman. There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed. The Superintendent called for a vote for the nominations of Barbara A. Murray, who by majority vote, was elected Chairman for 2010-2011.

Dr. Binggeli called for a brief recess at 5:43 p.m.
The organizational meeting reconvened at 5:47 p.m.

Dr. Barbara A. Murray, Chairman, presided from this point forward.


Appointment of Barbara Murray as Chairman of the Board.-
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson

II. Chairman Presiding

8. Election of School Board Vice Chairman


Chairman Murray opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman. Karen Henderson nominated Amy Kneessy.  Michael Krupp nominated Andy Ziegler. There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed.  Amy Kneessy was elected to serve as Vice Chairman for the 2010-2011 by a vote of three to two with Michael Krupp and Andy Ziegler dissenting.

Chairman Murray congratulated Ms. Kneessy for her appointment of Vice-Chairman. She also took this opportunity to officially welcome Dr. Krupp, our newest Board Member on behalf of the Board.

Atlantis' Signing Singers and Intermediate Strings, under the direction of Music Directors, Erin Dunne and Linda Woodrich, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting and played one additional number after the nominations of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Chairman Murray took this opportunity to thank Ms. Dunne and Ms. Woodrich and their students for entertaining the Board and the listening audience.

Dr. Murray requested that the choral students be seated as to break to the Leasing Corporation meeting.

Appointment of  Amy Kneessy as Vice-Chaiman of the Board.-
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson-
Amy Kneessy-
Michael Krupp-
Barbara Murray-
Andrew Ziegler-

9. Designate Date, Time and Place of Regular and Special Monthly Meetings with Exceptions
Attachment: BOARD DATES 2011.pdf

Approve the Superintendent's recommendation for the Board to adopt the dates, times, and place for the School Board meetings for 2011.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

III. Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives

10. Appointment of Board Representative


2010-2011 School Board Representative Appointments:

a. League of Cities - Andy Ziegler
b. Brevard County Value Adjustment Board - Andy Ziegler
c. Professional Development Council - Barbara A. Murray
d. Federal Legislative Committee - Karen Henderson
e. Brevard Cultural Alliance - Michael Krupp
f. Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition - Karen Henderson (Michael Krupp, alternate)
g. FSBA Legislative Liaison - Karen Henderson (Amy Kneessy, alternate)
h. FSBA Board of Directors - Amy Kneessy (Andy Ziegler, alternate)
i.  Brevard Schools Foundation - Barbara Murray


Appoint Board representative to various committees for 2011.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

IV. Board Authorization

11. Board Authorization

Authorize the Superintendent to have signature facsimiles made of the Chairman and Superintendent to be used for the signing of checks and approve the continued use of the current signature facsimiles for district checks until such time that the new facsimiles are received.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

V. Recess School Board Meeting - Time Certain

12. Recess School Board Meeting - Time Certain for Leasing Corporation


Following the entertainment, Chairman Murray called for a break from the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. for the Leasing Corporation meeting.

The regular School Board meeting reconvened at 6:10 p.m.

A-8. Adoption of Agenda
13. Adoption of the Agenda


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revisions
F-18.   Student Expulsions
F-20.   Space Week Contract with Delaware North Parks Services
F-27.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-38.   Project SEARCH Contracted Services Agreement with Health First, Inc.

Adopt the agenda fo the Regular School Board meeting of November 16, 2010 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Exceptional Education

14. 2010 10th Annual National Inclusive Schools Week
Attachment: 10thAnnualInclus.SchoolsWk.12-10.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, read the resolution proclaiming December 6 - 10, 2010 as the 10th Annual National Inclusive Schools Week for Brevard Public Schools.


Adopt the Proclamation designating the week of December 6 - 10, 2010,  as the 10th Annual National Inclusive Schools Week.

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

D. Presentation
D. Brevard School Foundation

15. Check Presentation from National Space Club


Dr. Binggeli introduced Mr. Adrian Laffite, Space Week Chairman and Director of Florida Government Relations for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, who presented a check to Mason Williams, President of Brevard Schools Foundation, in the amount of $40,000. The funding will support Space Week in December of 2010 when more than 5,000 of Brevard's sixth grade students will embark on a journey to Kennedy Space Center to receive an introduction to space exploration.

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to thank Mr. Laffite for the generous donation.

D. South Area Superintendent

16. School Improvement Plans for the 2010-2011 School Year


Sandy Demmon, Central Area Superintendent, introduced the following presenters who updated the Board on the School Improvement Plans for the 2010-2011 School Year.

Sylvia Mijuskovic, School Improvement Resource Teacher
Jane Cline, Central Area Coordinator
Debra (DJ) Crannell, North Area Coordinator
Barbara Rodrigues, South Area Coordinator
Richard Meyers, Principal of Kennedy Middle School

Dr. Murray commended the team on their efforts and is happy to see the change in focus on the School Improvement Plan going from being district driven to classroom driven.


E. Public Discussion
17. Public Discussion


The Chairman reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes per speaker set aside for discussion.  She 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 person(s) addressed the Board:

  1. Renae Matteson, W. Melbourne - Mental Health Awareness
  2. Pam Harrell, Melbourne - Mental health Awareness
  3. Deborah Crisafulli, Melbourne - Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Virgie Scott Prude, Cocoa - Endeavor Elementary
  5. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
  6. April Sullivan, Cocoa -  Endeavour Elementary
  7. Dr. Hugh F. Brockington, II, Merritt Island -  Termination of Carolyn McCorvey
  8. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Doing our Best 

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

18. Student Expulsion(s)
Attachment: Expulsion 11.16.10.pdf (Confidential Item)
19. Approval of Minutes
F. Brevard Schools Foundaton

20. Space Week Contract with Delaware North Parks Services
Attachment: Brevard Space Wk Agreement version 11 3 10.pdf
F. Financial Services

21. Financial Statements with Operating Budget Amendment for the Period Ending September 30, 2010
Attachment: September 2010 Financials.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1 - September 30 2010.pdf
Attachment: Explanations for Budget Amendment #1 - September 30 2010.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

22. School Recognition Bonuses, Elementary and Middle Schools
Attachment: 2009-10 School Recognition, Elementary and Middle Schools.pdf
F. Accounting Services

23. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2010
Attachment: BREVARD (SD)_3Q10_COMPLETE.pdf
24. Warrants Written for the Month of October, 2010
Attachment: Warrants - Oct 2010.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

25. Property Disposal
Attachment: Nov_16_10.pdf
26. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, ITNs, Sole Source Purchasing Requests and Sales and Service Agreements
Attachment: ITB 11-002BP - Cafeteria Equipment.pdf
Attachment: ITB 11-004JJ - Purchase & Repair of Two Way Radios.pdf
Attachment: RFP 11003BP - Opportunity and Special Buy.pdf
F. Human Resources

27. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: 2010 November 16.pdf
28. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 11-16-10.pdf
F. Accountability Testing & Evaluation

29. Approve School Improvement Plans for 2010-2011
Attachment: Chart.SIP of school.10.11.BoardAgenda.Sylvia.10.26.10.pdf
30. School Advisory Council Membership Report
Attachment: Chart.SIP of school.10.11.SAC.BoardAgenda.Sylvia.10.26.10.pdf
F. School Choice

31. Palm Bay Academy Charter School Follow-Up Financial Audit Report Conducted by RSM McGladrey
Attachment: Appendix A.pdf
Attachment: Sept 2010 Follow-up Palm Bay Academy School Final Report.pdf
Attachment: Appendix A.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education

32. Contract with 95 Percent Group, Inc.
Attachment: 95 Percent Grp Contract.pdf
F. Middle School Programs

33. Agreement with Delaware North for continuation of 7th Grade BLAST
Attachment: 2010-2011 BLAST Contract.pdf
F. Adult/Community Education

34. Brevard Adult & Community Education GED Tests Age Waiver
Attachment: GED Age Waiver.pdf
F. Alternative Sites

35. Agreement between Community Development Institute Head Start serving Brevard County and School Board of Brevard County
Attachment: Head Start Agreement.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

36. Contracted Services Agreement with PCI Educational Publishing for Training on Dec. 1 and 2, 2010
Attachment: PCI Educational Publishing2010.pdf
Attachment: PCI Quote.pdf
37. Contracted Services Agreement with Nina Reeves, Stuttering Therapy Services and Seminars
Attachment: Reeves-StutteringTherapy.pdf
38. Project SEARCH Contracted Services Agreement with Health First, Inc.
Attachment: Contract-Project SEARCH 2010-11FinalIntgration.pdf
F. Exceptional Educational Administrative Support Services

39. 2010 Revisions for Section 504/ADA Procedures for Students
Attachment: 504 Manual Final 11-16-10.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

40. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside High NJROTC to South Carolina Jan 2011.pdf
F. Project Management

41. Consent to Vacate Existing Easement
Attachment: Site Plan.pdf
Attachment: Consent Form with Attachments.pdf
Approval of Consent Agenda

42. Approval of Consent Agenda


Approve the consent agenda.- 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: 

Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the instructional personnel listed under Item F-27.

Chairman Murray called for a video break at 7:15 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:28 p.m.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Human Resources

43. School Board Policy Revisions - NEOLA - Public Hearing
Attachment: NEOLA Recommendations - Part 1 of 2.pdf
Attachment: NEOLA Recommendations - Part 2 of 2.pdf

Chairman Murray declared the public hearing open. No speakers chose to address the Board and the public hearing was closed.


Hold Public Hearing and adopt/approve the new/revised School Board policies listed below:

New Policies













Revised Policies























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

H. Information
H. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

44. 2011-12 Budget Adoption Schedule
Attachment: School Board Trim Timetable.pdf
H. Compensation & Benefits

45. 2011 Employee Assistance Program Recommendation
Attachment: City of Pompano Beach RFP.pdf
Attachment: CCW EAP Proposal for City of Pompano Beach 2010-06-25.pdf
Attachment: City of Pompano Beach Fully Executed Contract 2010-10-20.pdf
Attachment: 6A-1 0121.pdf
46. 2011 Medical Plan Stop-Loss Contract Renewal
H. Middle School Programs

47. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: King Center Facility Policy and Procedure Manual.pdf
Attachment: 2010-2011 All County Band and Chorus Contract.pdf
Attachment: 2010-2011 All county Band and Chorus estimate.pdf
48. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2010-2011 Elementary Music Festival Contract.pdf
Attachment: 2010-2011 Elementary Music Festival Estimate.pdf
Attachment: King Center Facility Policy and Procedure Manual.pdf
H. South Area Superintendent

49. Central Middle School Trip to Atlanta, Georgia
Attachment: Central Middle - Atlanta, GA - Feb 18-20, 2011.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

50. Field Trip - Edgewood Jr./Sr. High Band to Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Band DC Trip 2011.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

51. Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Merritt Island High
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_0894_001.pdf

Dr. Murray pulled this agenda item to discuss the restrictive dress code at Merritt Island High School. She suggested this issue be looked into further on a broader scale.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she requested that Dr. Binggeli speak with Area Superintendents to see if this issue was a concern district-wide or an individual issue. She also mentioned that she spoke with Gary Shiffrin, Principal at Merritt Island High School, and there is a group that is challenging this policy.

Dr. Krupp mentioned that he believes in school base management and would like to reconsider the language in the procedures.

Ms. Kneessy explained to Dr. Krupp the reason that these dress code changes are being presented to the Board is because individual school were making changes and leaving the School Board out of the loop. Policy is the duty of the Board and wants to make sure if there are changes out at the schools, the Board is aware of them since the Board will be held accountable.

H. Educational Technology

52. E-Rate Funding Year 14 (2011-2012) Request for Services
Attachment: SLD Discount Matrix Attachment.pdf
Attachment: ERATE 2011 Eligible Services.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Krupp pulled this agenda item to give some historical information to the public in regard to the E-Rate funding and the technological needs of the schools.

I. Staff Reports
53. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

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

Minutes: There were no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
55. Board Member Reports


Dr. Krupp noted that he attended Imperial Estates for their Veteran's Day presentation in which they retired a flag. He stated that he met with Mayor Tulley of Titusville at the event.

Dr. Krupp noted he attended Disney Wide World of Sports on Saturday, November 13, 2010 to watch the Palm Bay High School PiraTech Team under the supervision of Matt Conroy, participate in the VEX Robotics competition in which they placed second out of thirty teams from across the United States, Canada, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.

Ms. Henderson stated there was a group of people that were interested in volunteering on the school buses to help stop the bullying. She mentioned that the group is concerned that with 50 students on the bus, the bus driver cannot possibly keep track on what is going on behind him/her. Ms. Henderson ask Dr. Binggeli and his staff to look into this request to see if it is something that the can be done in the district to curb bullying.

Ms. Henderson inquired whether the District could use some of the information that was brought to light during the public discussion during the Mental Health Month to provide better support for our student in relationship to suicide, bullying etc.

Ms. Kneessy congratulated Ocean Breeze Elementary for having their Blue Ribbon Celebration on Friday, November 19, 2010. She stated that she will be out of town that day but sent her best wishes to the staff and their parents for all their hard work.

Ms. Kneessy spoke about the Pledge of Allegiance. She mentioned that she would like it if the district would encourage saying the Pledge (within the boundaries of set forth by law) within the morning announcements. Ms. Kneessy mentioned that would like to see something set in place that would promote love of country and patriotism. Chairman Murray concurred with Ms. Kneessy.

Mr. Ziegler also congratulated the PiraTech VEX Robotics team.

Mr. Ziegler mentioned that since the School Board allowed the Boy Scouts to recruit within the schools, the Boy Scouts have 922 new scouts in comparison to the previous years 249 new scouts when they were not allowed to recruit in the schools. He mentioned other activities that the Scouts have done for the the community including a food drive and a fundraising activity called Shootout with the Sheriff.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he met with folks from Taylor for Teens prior to the meeting and would like to see what they have implemented for our teens.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended many events on Veteran's Day. He also spoke about flying flags in front of our schools on holidays. Mr. Ziegler mentioned the group Rolling Thunder has offered to give the school district POW/MIA flags to be flown, during the five applicable holidays, for each of our schools if the Board is willing.

Dr. Murray stated that flags cannot not be left out during the evening hours unless properly lighted and since the staff is off on the holidays, the Board is in no position at this time to pay for overtime for flying the flags.

Dr. Binggeli stated that he would look into the policy in regard to the POW/MIA flags that were offered by Rolling Thunder.

Dr. Murray noted that she attended Endeavour Elementary. Endeavour opened their Parent Literacy Center. She went on to explain the opportunities that are now available to the adult community in Cocoa. Dr. Murray expressed how impressed she was with the respect the students gave the teachers and the teachers gave the students and the business atmosphere.

Dr. Murray noted that she attended the Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Veteran's Day celebration honoring our military.

Dr. Murray noted that Lewis Carroll Elementary will be opening their new computer lab and mentioned that she hopes to attend this event.

Dr. Murray took this opportunity to congratulate all the individual athletes, athletic teams and robotic teams that are completing in playoffs or state championship status. She also encouraged the principals to contact their Board Member to let them know about these athletic successes so that they may be congratulated publicly.

Dr. Murray on behalf of the Board thanked the entire county of Brevard for supporting the educational system by supporting the quarter mil. She ensured the public that Brevard Public Schools would continue to do business at the highest level of quality.

Dr. Murray thanked her colleagues for appointing her as chairman and putting up with the few glitches of the evening and thanked Ms. Kneessy for keeping her technologically sound.



L. Superintendent's Report
56. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli noted that he made a presentation to the Suntree Rotary Club, the Friday after the election day. He stated that our organization has a responsibility to demonstrate to all our citizens that we are efficient and effective and that message remains the same after the election as it was before the election. Dr. Binggeli also echoed the sentiments to the community.

M. Adjourment
57. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of November 16, 2010 was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.