11-17-2015 Organization of the Board and Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for Organization of the Board and regular meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 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 17, 2015. 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: Dr. Blackburn called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present:  Misty Belford, John Craig, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson and Andy Ziegler

A-3. Invocation (Zachariah Meyers, 3rd Grade, Longleaf Elementary)
3. Invocation

Minutes: Zachariah Meyers, third grade student from Longleaf Elementary read the invocation.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Colleen Gaydar, 3rd Grade, Longleaf Elementary)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Colleen Gaydar, third grade student from Longleaf Elementary, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-5. Organization of the Board
I. Superintendent Presiding

5. Election of School Board Chairman

Minutes: 

With Superintendent Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn presiding until the election of a Chairman, the Board proceeded to organize in compliance with Section 1001.371, Florida Statutes.

 Amy Kneessy – term expires November 2016
 Karen Henderson – term expires November 2016
 Andy Ziegler – term expires November 2018
 Misty Belford – term expires November 2018
 John Craig – term expires November 2018

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

Election of Chairman
Amy Kneessy nominated Andrew (Andy) J. Ziegler as Chairman. There being no further nominations, the Superintendent called for a vote for the nomination of Andrew J. Ziegler, who was elected Chairman for 2015-16 unanimously.

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Andy Ziegler, Chairman, presided from this point forward.
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II. Chairman Presiding

6. Election of School Board Vice-Chairman

Minutes: Election of Vice Chairman
Chairman Ziegler opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman.  John Craig nominated Misty Haggard-Belford. Karen Henderson nominated Amy Kneessy. Chairman Ziegler called for a vote for Ms. Belford.  By a vote of 4 (Amy Kneessy, Misty Belford, Andy Ziegler, John Craig) to 1 (Karen Henderson), Misty Belford was elected to serve as Vice Chairman for 2015-2016.

7. Designate Date, Time and Place of Regular and Special Board Meetings with Exceptions
Attachment: BOARD MEETING DATES 2016 for Board Approval.pdf

Motions:
Approve the Superintendent's recommendation for the Board to adopt the dates, time and place for the School Board meeting for 2016.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

III. Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives

8. Appointment of Board Representatives

Minutes: Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives
a. League of Cities – Misty Belford
b. Brevard County Values Adjustment Board - Amy Kneessy (Andy Ziegler as alternate)
c. Professional Development Council – Amy Kneessy
d. Federal Relations Subcommittee - Karen Henderson
e. Brevard Cultural Alliance – John Craig
f. Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition – Andy Ziegler (John Craig as alternate)
g. Brevard Schools Foundation – John Craig (Andy Ziegler as alternate)
h. Head Start Committee – Amy Kneessy
i. FSBA Legislative Liaison - Karen Henderson (Misty Belford as alternate)
j. FSBA Board of Directors - Andy Ziegler
k. Choice/Charter School Liaison – Amy Kneessy
l. School Age Childcare Committee – Karen Henderson
IV. Board Authorization

9. Board Authorization


Motions:
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
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

V. Recess School Board Meeting - Time Certain

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

Minutes: 

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Chairman Ziegler called for a short recess at 5:51 p.m. so that the technology could be reconfigured to begin the Leasing Corporation Time Certain meeting at 6:00 p.m.
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Chairman Ziegler reconvened the Organizational Meeting at 6:05 p.m.
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A-6. Entertainment (Encore Choral, 3rd Grade Class, Longleaf Elem.)
11. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Longleaf Elementary third grade students and Encore Choral group under the direction of Lucinda Ursell performed prior to the Board meeting.  After the meeting was called to order, the students performed one additional number.

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Dr. Blackburn recessed the meeting so the students could gather their belongings at 5:41 p.m. He reconvened the meeting at 5:45 p.m.
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A-7. Adoption of Agenda
12. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2015-1117Supplemental.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the agenda for the Regular School Board Meeting of November 17, 2015 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A-8. Administrative Staff Recommendations
13. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn welcomed and congratulated Ms. Karen Ivery and Mr. Jamie Russell on their recent appointments.  Both provided brief comments.

Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Franklin M. Koontz from the position of Assistant Principal HS (10 month) at Astronaut High School to the position of Teacher at Imperial Estates Elementary, on annual contract, effective November 2, 2015.

Accept the retirement of John G. Thomas, Principal of Palm Bay Magnet High School, effective January 1, 2016.

The reclassification/transfer of Karen V. Ivery from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Golfview Elementary to the position of Principal at Sherwood Elementary, on annual contract, effective November 18, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Jamie L. Russell from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Apollo Elementary to the position of Assistant Principal - Sr. High (10 month) at Astronaut High School, on annual contract, effective November 18, 2015. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

14. Spotlight on Education

Minutes: Eau Gallie High School principal, Jeremy Salmon, and students Shelbi Dupre and Zachary Wilson shared information and insight into the benefits of the Anchor Hour program which helps monitor student success for at risk students.
B. Middle School Programs/K-12

15. Recognition of District STEM Alliance Winners
Attachment: 2015 agenda attachment.pdf
Minutes: Cyndi Van Meter, associate superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and Kim Bragg, Middle School science and math resource teacher and the coordinator of the STEM Alliance Programs, presented the awards.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Brevard School Foundation

16. Check Presentation and Recognition of Wells Fargo Foundation

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn introduced Janice Kershaw, exective director of Brevard Schools Foundation. Ms. Kershaw welcomed Yvonne McGuire and Joe Uttlinger from Wells Fargo who presented the Foundation with a check.

Ms. Kershaw presented them with a certificate of appreciation.

D. Project Management

17. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Annual Report to the School Board
Attachment: ICOC Final Report to Board.pdf
Minutes: 

Gary Shiffrin, Chairman of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee shared a presentation with the Board. 

Board members asked various questions.


E. Public Discussion
18. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler 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."

Speakers listed in order of appearance:

  1. Matthew Susin - Security
  2. Richard Smith - Evaluation System
  3. Dan Bennett - Labor Relations/Teacher Protection

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Chairman Ziegler called for a brief recess at 7:57 p.m.
He reconvened the meeting at 8:03 p.m.
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F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

19. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 2016-06-12 Student Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
20. Approval of Minutes
Attachment: 2015-1027 Draft Minutes Spec. SB Meeting.pdf
Attachment: 2015-1026 Special Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2015-1026 Legislative Affairs Workshop Part II Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2015-1013 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2015-0928 Legislative Affairs Workshop Minutes Draft.pdf
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

21. Space Week Contract with Delaware North Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc.
Attachment: Space Week Contract ATTACHMENT.pdf
Attachment: 2015 BSW Study Trip Schedule draft 3 no #.pdf
F. Financial Services

22. Financial Statements for the Period Ending September 30, 2015 and Budget Amendment Resolutions #1 for Operating Fund, Special Revenue - Other Funds, and Special Revenue - Food Services Fund
Attachment: 2015-16 Financial Statements - September 30, 2015.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Operating Fund Budget Amendment Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: September 2015 Operating Fund Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Special Revenue - Other Funds Budget Amendment Resolution #1.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Special Revenue - Food Services Fund Budget Amendment Resolution....pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

23. Cost Report for Fiscal Year 2014-15
Attachment: 2014-15 Cost Report.pdf
24. 2016-17 Budget Adoption Schedule
Attachment: School Board Trim Timetable.pdf
25. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law 107-110 (Impact Aid) Funds
F. Accounting Services

26. Warrants for the Month of October 2015
Attachment: Warrant List - October 2015.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

27. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report 11-17-15.pdf
Attachment: Board Letters 11-17-15.pdf
Attachment: Bus Letters 11-17-15.pdf
Attachment: Auto Letters 11-17-15.pdf
F. Human Resources

28. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 11-17-15.pdf
29. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 11-17-15.pdf
F. Curriculum & Instruction

30. FLDOE Grant for the Access Project - Award Notification
Attachment: Access Project Award Notification.pdf
F. Title I/Early Childhood Education/Head Start

31. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the months of June, July and August 2015
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report July 2015.pdf
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report June 2015.pdf
Attachment: GB and PC Monthly Report Aug 2015.pdf
32. 2014-2015 Head Start Program Information Report
Attachment: PIR 04CH4640-GrantStateNationalPirIndicatorReport.pdf
Attachment: PIR 04CH4640-SummaryReport.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

33. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2016 AC KC contract signed CVM 10.27.15.pdf
34. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2016 EF KC contract signed CVM 10.27.15.pdf
35. Elementary and Secondary Student Art Shows at Area Malls
Attachment: 2016 K12 Mall Art Show Melb Square contract CVM.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

36. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Parris Island, South Carolina
Attachment: Bayside Navy Junior ROTC trip to Parris Island, SC - Nov 2015.pdf
F. Facilities Services

37. Backup HVAC Unit for ESF Computer Server Room and AS400
Attachment: Siemens Quote.pdf
Attachment: Bid Tabulation 10.27.15.pdf
F. Project Management

38. Design Services for Stone Magnet Middle School Roof Renovations - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: Stone Magnet Middle Attachment for Roof Design.pdf
39. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Member Terms and Reappointments
Attachment: ICOC membership terms.pdf
40. Portable Classroom Air Conditioning Units - SALES SURTAX
Attachment: portable air conditioning attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

43. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the November 17, 2015 Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. District Security

41. SRO's (Andersen & Golfview Elementary Schools)
Attachment: 2015-2016 SRO Contract (Elementary)(Rockledge PD)(2015-11-15 WITHOUT Edits).pdf

Motions:
Approve the SY 2015/2016 Elementary School Resource Officer Agreement that would allow the City of Rockledge Police Department to place part-time SRO's at Andersen and Golfview Elementary schools beginning 12/1/2015.
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. School Board Attorney

42. 2015-16 Salary Adjustment for School Board Members
Attachment: 2015-16 Salary Memo and Table.pdf
Attachment: 2015-16 Elected Officals Salaries.pdf
Attachment: Board Member Salary HIstory.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Craig made a motion to set the Board Members' salaries to that of 3.8 percent less than a beginning teacher's salary.  The motion died for lack of a second.

Motions:
For the 2015-16 fiscal year, voluntarily freeze School Board Members' salary to current salary of $39,226.00.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: John Craig
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Nay
Amy Kneessy- Nay
Andrew Ziegler- Nay



Motions:
For the 2015-16 fiscal year, continue the practice of voluntarily freezing School Board Members' salaries to be equivalent to that of a beginning teacher.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Nay
Misty Haggard-belford- Nay
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse

44. Purchasing Solicitations
Attachment: a - ITB 16-B-024-LU - Swimming Pool Service & Repair.pdf
Attachment: b - ITB 16-B-033-LU - Temporary HVAC Equipment Rental.pdf
Attachment: c - PB 16-PB-050-CW - Isolated Transportation.pdf
Attachment: d - RFP 15-P-063-LU - Custodial Chemicals.pdf
Attachment: e - SC 16-SC-051-CW - Tires, Tubes & Services.pdf
Attachment: f - SC 16-SC-053-LU - Agriculture & Lawn Equipment.pdf

Motions:

Award the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) listed below:

a - ITB #16-B-024-LU - Swimming Pool Service & Repair - Facilities - $496,599.48

- ITB #16-B-033-LU - LU Temporary HVAC Equipment Rental - Facilities - $300,000.00

Approve the Piggyback (PB) listed below:

c - PB #16-PB-050-CW - Isolated Transportation - Transportation Services - $100,000.00

Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) listed below:

d - RFP #15-P--063-LU - Custodial Chemicals - Facilities - $4,500,000.00

Approve the State Contract (SC) purchases below:

e - SC #16-SC-051-CW - Tires, Tubes & Services - Transportation Services - $800,000.00

f - SC #16-SC-053-LU - Agriculture & Lawn Equipment - Facilities - $150,000.00

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: John Craig
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

45. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - BW 16-319-College Board Agenda Item $726,909.00.pdf
Attachment: b - BW 16-320-DK - University of Cambridge (UCLES).pdf
Attachment: c - BW 16-321-DK - International Baccalaureate.pdf
Attachment: e - CA 16-337-DP - Kaye Byrnes - Cape View Elementary.pdf
Attachment: f -f-SSA 16-386-WH - Focus School Software (1).pdf
Attachment: g - SSA 16-035-AL - Health First, Inc. (1).pdf
Attachment: h - SSA 13-247-KR-A6 - Investment Advisory (5).pdf
Attachment: i - SSA 16-380-DP - Jim DeLine (1).pdf
Attachment: d - CA 16-334-DP - Technology Educators - Turner Elementary.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Bids Waived (BWs) below:

a - BW #16-319-DK - College Board - Curriculum & Instruction - $726,909.00

b - BW #16-320-DK - University of Cambridge - Curriculum & Instruction - $299,995.00

c - BW #16-321-DK - International Baccalaureate - Curriculum & Instruction - $99,179.00

Approve the Consultant Agreements (CAs) below:

d - CA #16-334-DP - Technology Educators - Turner Elementary - South Area - $1,900.00

e - CA #16-337-DP - Kaye Byrnes - Cape View Elementary - North Area - $350.00

Approve the Sales and Services Agreements (SSAs) and Amendment listed below:

f - SSA #16-385-WH - Focus School Software - Curriculum & Instruction - $133,380.00

g - SSA #16-035-AL- Health First, Inc. - Student Services - $89,493.83

h - SSA #13-247-KR-A6 - Investment Advisory Services - Amendment #6 - Financial Services - $81,606.10

i - SSA #16-380-DP - Jim DeLine - Middle School Programs - $2,500.00

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. Employee Benefits & Risk Management

46. The School Board's Employee Assistance Provider Services Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: Brevard Public Schools 2016 EAP Analysis_PR rev 10-9-15.pdf
Attachment: BPS-Health Advocate Proposal.pdf
Attachment: BPS-Health Advocate PSA.pdf
47. The School Board's Employee Stop-Loss Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: BPS 2016 Stop Loss Marketing Analysis - FINAL.pdf
H. Accountability, Testing & Evaluation

48. School Improvement Plans
Attachment: Chart.SIP 2015 2016_FIN.doc.pdf
49. School Advisory Council Membership Report
Attachment: Chart.SAC Membership 2015 2016_FIN.doc.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

50. Field Trip - Satellite High Auto Tech - Quaker State Best In Class Challenge in Austin, TX
Attachment: SHS Auto Tech trip -Texas 2015.pdf
H. Project Management

51. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Sales Surtax Policy Recommendations
Attachment: sales surtax policies attachment.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
52. Discussion Point - Meeting Minutes

Minutes: Mr. Ziegler asked the Board's opinion on having meeting minutes that are less narrative. Due to the fact that the meeting videos are readily accessible for public viewing, it was agreed by the Board to reduce the descriptions to what is legally mandatory.
53. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Board members shared information about activities and events they had attended.

Mr. Craig expressed to Dr. Blackburn, that we need to see what are the key things that this community really believes in and what items are we willing to make sure are funded and ensure that we have a consistent funding stream for those items.


L. Superintendent's Report
54. Superintendent Report

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn provided information about an upcoming meeting to be held on December 15, 2015, called Strategy Matters.  During this time, he will be bringing points to discuss that can be formed into a strategic plan.

M. Adjournment
55. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler adjourned the meeting at 9:14 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).








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