11-20-2012 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in Regular session on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 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 15, 2012. 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: Superintendent Brian T. Binggeli called the School Board Meeting of November 20, 2012 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Oath of Office (Honorary Judge Jim Earp)
2. Oath of Office


The Honorable Judge Jim Earp administered the Oath of Office to Amy Kneessy, Board Member Elect for District #3; and Karen Henderson, Board Member Elect from District #4.

A-3. Roll Call
3. Roll Call


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

Dr. Binggeli asked for a moment of silence for Laurie Wheeler, Bus Driver for Brevard Public School Transportation, who passed away unexpectedly.

A-4. Invocation (Rebekah Entralgo, 12th Grade, Satellite HS)
4. Invocation

Minutes: Rebekah Entralgo, 12th grade student of Satellite High School, led the Invocation.

A-5. Pledge of Allegiance (Mason Margur, 11th Grade, Satellite HS)
5. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Mason Margut, 11th grade student of Satellite High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-6. Organization of the Board
I. Superintendent Presiding

6. 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 2016
Karen Henderson - term expires November 2016
Andy Ziegler - term expires November 2014

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

Ms. Henderson nominated Barbara A. Murray as Board Chairman and Mr. Ziegler nominated Amy Kneessy as Chairman.  There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed.


Nominations were closed.

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

Motion Minutes: The Superintendent called for a vote for the nominations of Barbara A. Murray. who by 4:1 vote, was elected Chairman for 2011-2012.

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

II. Chairman Presiding

7. Election of School Board Vice-Chairman


Chairman Barbara Murray opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman.  Karen Henderson nominated Amy Kneessy.  There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed. Amy Kneessy was elected to serve as Vice Chairman for 2012-2013 by a majority vote.


Chairman Murray congratulated Ms. Kneessy for her appointment of Vice-Chair.


Satellite High School American Musical Theatre Class, under the direction of Mark Nelson, Director of Instrumental Music, and Hank Rion, Director of Drama, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional musical number.


Chairman Dr. Barbara A. Murray took this opportunity to thank Mr. Nelson and Mr. Rion and their students for entertaining the Board.



Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a recess at 5:52 p.m.
The School Board meeting reconvened at 5:57 p.m.

8. Designate Date, Time and Place of Regular and Special School Board Meetings with Exceptions
Attachment: Board Dates 2013.pdf

Approve the Superintendent's recommendation for the Board to adopt the dates, time, and place for the School Board meetings for 2013.- 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

9. Appointment of Board Representatives


2012-2013 School Board Representative Appointments:

a. League of Cities - Michael Krupp
b. Brevard County Value Adjustment Board - Amy Kneessy
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 -  Andy Ziegler (Amy Kneessy , alternate)
i.  Brevard Schools Foundation - Amy Kneessy
j. Children's Development Council (Board Chair)
k. Head Start Committee (Barbara Murray

IV. Board Authorization

10. Board Authorization


Authorize the Superintendent to have signature facsimiles made of the Chairman and the Superintendent to be used for the signing of checks.

Approved the continues use of the current signature facsimiles for district checks until such time that the new facsimiles are received.

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 Leasing Corp.

11. Recess School Board Meeting for Time Certain Leasing Corporation Election of Officers


Following the Designation of Dates and Times for the 2013 School Board Meetings, Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a recess from the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. for the Time Certain Leasing Corporation meeting.

The regular School Board meeting reconvened at 6:01 p.m.

A-7. Entertainment (American Musucal Theatre Class, Satellite HS)
12. Entertainment

Minutes: The entertainment was enjoyed after the election of the vice-chairman of the School Board.

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


Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revisions
F-19.   Student Expulsions
F-26.   Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
F-29.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-44.   Entry of Final Order in Brevard County School Board v. Walt Petters and Joseph Fayed; DOAH Case Nos 11-5494TTS and 11-5495TTS

Consent Deletions
Approval of Minutes

Information Revisions
H-52.   Job Description - Family Advocate-Head Start
H-60.   Recommended School Closures for the 2013-14 School Year

Information Deletion
Agreement with School Board of Brevard County and Young Men of Promise, Inc. (YMOP)

Approve the School Board Agenda of November 20, 2012 and its revisions.- PASS
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

Dr. Krupp requested to amend the Adoption of Agenda to include striking South Lake from the school closure list. -
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson-
Amy Kneessy-
Michael Krupp-
Barbara Murray-
Andrew Ziegler-

Motion Minutes: Motion died for the lack of a second.

B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. District Communications

14. Spotlight on Education


Dr. Binggeli introduced Lynn Francisco, Principal; Beth Cavallaro, PE Teacher; and student, Thomas Seward from Fairglen Elementary. They gave a presentation about the Morning Mile Walking Club which was designed by Ms. Cavallaro to increase quality physical education and activity opportunities for the students and the families of Fairglen.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray congratulated Ms. Cavallaro for doing something that is so very important to the children of today, which is to be in shape.  She stated that this was a start to reducing childhood obesity.

B. Brevard Schools Foundation

15. Check Presentation and Recognition of Dr. and Mrs. Ravindran Palaniyandi


Dr. and Mrs. Ravindran Palaniyandi presented a check for $25,000 to Janice Kershaw, Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation.  A portion of this donation is to honor their children's alma mater, Titusville High School (THS) and it's Health and Human Service Academy.  It also is to honor the family's legacy of service in medicine, by providing scholarships, mentors and hope to THS students through the Take Stock in Children Program, as well as teacher grants that help serve EMH and Head Start students.

Ms. Kershaw, on behalf of Brevard Schools Foundation, thanked the Palaniyandi's for their gift and presented them with a certificate as a gesture of appreciation from the many students who will receive a better education due to their kindness and generosity.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Board Office/ Superintendent

16. Preliminary Explanation of School Closure Maps and Data
Attachment: 11-20-12 School Board Meeting Presentation.pdf

Dr. Binggeli introduced Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, who gave a presentation on the Preliminary Explanation of School Closure Maps and Data.

Prior to Mr. Theodore presenting the Maps and Data, Dr. Binggeli addressed the Board. He stated, as the Board knows, as far back as the 2009-10 School year, as enrollment in the schools has dropped as well as funding, there has been talk about the potential of closing schools.  The Board in that time has typically felt that we would not choose to close a school  if it was likely to mean that we put portables on the campus of other schools.  Dr. Binggeli stated that with our budget circumstance and the sales surtax not passing, the district no longer has that luxury.

Dr. Binggeli asked Mr. Theodore to look at our maps and our pockets of capacity to tell me if we can close a school, and if in fact we can, look at issues of capacity, school size, renewal needs, walking zones, centrality and other facility criteria to recommend which school, from that planning perspective, would be the one to close. Dr. Binggeli stated that the recommendation before the Board belongs to him and he takes full responsibility for it. He then turned the meeting over to Mr. Theodore.

Mr. Theodore spoke about the process on how we chose which schools to close, capacity utilization, and each of the proposed recommendations for school closure. After the presentation he took questions from the Board.

Ms. Kneessy noted her concern about sending Satellite Beach families north of the Pineda.  Mr. Theodore stated that he will do an analysis and present it as an option at the next board meeting.

Ms. Kneessy stated the reason that she wished the Board to take a look at this is because those students transition into DeLaura and Satellite, which is their feeder pattern. She stated what concerns her is the pocket of students that do not make the Holland cutoff would be taken out of the feeder chain and placed in Roosevelt Elementary, which is the Cocoa feeder chain, until they come back to DeLaura and Satellite in the middle and high school years.

After Mr. Theodore went through the Proposal for closing South Lake, Dr. Krupp asked for the number of students that would move for the 3rd time in three years.  Mr. Theodore said that the program is currently down that helps provide that information, but we will have an answer before the community meeting.

Dr. Binggeli concluded by talking briefly about some of the budget issues that brought us to this point. He also addressed the notion that no one was aware of the potential to close schools. Dr. Binggeli showed the Board and the viewing audience documents where closing schools were addressed beginning in 2009-10. In Tier III, it listed all of the schools that could potentially close and all four of the schools that are being recommended tonight are on that list. In Tier III of the 2010-11 budget cuts, the potential of school closures were listed again.  Dr. Binggeli noted that it is hard for him to accept the fact that nobody knew that schools might be closed.

Dr. Binggeli addressed other concerns of the community such as efficiencies, cutting district administrator costs, being more efficient, and teachers. He showed the community exactly how efficient this district is being run.

D. Accountability, Testing and Evaluation

17. 2012 Accelerated Programs Test Results
Attachment: 2012 Accelerated Programs Board Presentation 11.20.12.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of Accountability, Testing, and Evaluation, gave a brief presentation on the 2012 Accelerated Programs Test Results.

E. Public Discussion
18. Public Discussion


Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray reminded the public that there is a maximum allotted time of three minutes for each speaker.  She also stated that the Board will not respond to the comments or requests but the Superintendent of Schools will investigate and respond in a timely manner.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray noted that the Board recognized the desire of our community to share their thoughts and concerns as it relates to the school closings and any other concerns being brought forth. She mentioned that we have reached our capacity for live public commentary, and that there will be time allocated for additional speakers who have been pre-identified near the end of the meeting.  Dr. Murray stated for those of you who wish to address the Board, but cannot due to time constraints, additional options will be provided. She noted the additional options are Board meetings, community meetings and our community forums. All questions and comments will be forwarded to the Board within 24 hours and further information can be found on our website.

  1. Ingrid Combs, Merritt Island - Gardendale Closing
  2. Aneila Orr, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing
  3. Margaret Goudelock, Cocoa - Gardenale Closing
  4. Mistly Belford, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  5. Vida Escue, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  6. Ana Moreno, Palm Bay - Wilkins
  7. Teresa Torsiellu Sr., Palm Bay - Wilkins
  8. Blanche Langenbach, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing
  9. Samantha Cavallaro, Cocoa - Clearlake Closing
  10. Claudia Hippk, Cocoa - Clearlake Closing
  11. Nancy Bree, Merritt Island - Year Round School
  12. Monte Taback, Merritt Island - Year Round School

Chairman Dr. Murray thanked this evening's speakers and mentioned that their willingness to speak before the Board is appreciated.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a video break at 8:14 p.m.
The School Board meeting was reconvened at 8:43 p.m.


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

19. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 11.20.2012 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
20. Appoint Citizen Representative to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

21. Space Week Contract with DNC Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc.
Attachment: Space Week Contract 2012.pdf
F. Financial Services

22. Financial Statements with the Operating Budget Amendment for the Period ending September 30, 2012
Attachment: Financial Statements - September 30, 2012.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1 - September 30, 2012.pdf
Attachment: Sept 2012 budget amend explanations.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

23. 2013-14 Budget Adoption Schedule
Attachment: School Board Trim Timetable.pdf
F. Accounting Services

24. Warrants for the Month of October, 2012
Attachment: Warrant List - October 2012.pdf
25. Investment Performance Report for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2012
Attachment: BREVARD_3Q12_COMPLETE.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

26. Purchasing Bids, RFP's, RFQ's and Sales & Services Agreements
Attachment: x) SSA 13-253-CO Rolling Readers Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: c) SSA #13-132-CJ - Jostens - West Shore Jr-Sr High - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: h) SSA #13-180-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Titusville Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: s) SS #13-SS-028-CJ - Contrax Furnishings, LLC Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: b) SSA #13-004-A1-CO - Horizon Amend 1 - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: w) RFP #12002BP - Charter Bus Assignment Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: a) SSA #12-32-A1-CO - Florida Virtual School Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: p) SSA #13-247-KR - PFM Asset Management LLC Third Amendment - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: y) Additional string info.pdf
Attachment: f) SSA #13-162-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Heritage High Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: o) SSA #13-242-CJ - Jostens, Inc - Astronaut High - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: v) ITB #13-B-013-CJ - Piano Tuning Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: g) SSA #13-175-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Bayside Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: k) SSA #13-229-WH - Achieve 3000 Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: l) SSA #13-238-CJ - Jostens, Inc - Space Coast Jr-Sr High Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: q) SSA #13-250-KR - Brevard Community College (Youthbuild) - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: r) 21st CCLC Zoo Explorers University Grant SSA's Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: j) SSA #13-191-KR - East Coast Zoological Society of Florida (First Amendment) - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: m) SSA #13-239-CJ - Jostens, Inc - Viera High Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: i) SSA #13-190-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Palm Bay High Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: e) SSA #13-135-WH - Follett Destiny Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: n) SSA #13-241-CJ - Jostens, Inc - Satellite High - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: u) ITB #13-B-019-CJ - Disc Jockey (DJ) Services Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: d) SSA #13-133-CJ - Walsworth Publishing - Eau Gallie High - Agenda Item.pdf
Attachment: t) ITB #13-B-005-DR - Motor Oil Agenda Item.pdf
27. Property Disposal
Attachment: Nov 20 Board report 2.pdf
F. Human Resources

28. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 11-20-12.pdf
29. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 11-20-12 - Corrected.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

30. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2013 King Center AC Band and Chorus contract.pdf
31. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2013 Elementary Music Festival Estimate.pdf
F. Career & Technical Education

32. CAPE Bonus FTE
Attachment: CAPE Teacher Bonus Funds SY 12-13.pdf
Attachment: CAPE Academy Bonus FTE SY 10-11.xlsx.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

33. Bayside High School Wrestling Team Trip to Kingsland, Georgia
Attachment: Bayside Wrestling Team to Kingsland, GA - Dec 2012.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

34. Wild About Birds Consultant for Imperial Estates Elementary
Attachment: Wild About Birds.pdf
F. Facilities Services

35. Appoint School Board Representative to Titusville's Local Planning Agency
36. Grant Agreement with Florida Solar Energy Center for Photovoltaic System at Bayside High School
Attachment: FSEC Agreement.pdf
F. Project Management

37. Change Order #2 to Paving at South Parking at Plant Operations and Maintenance Rockledge
Attachment: Change Order #2 Paving at South Parking Lot at Plant Operations & Maintenance.pdf
38. Change Order #2 to ADA Modifications at Eau Gallie HS
Attachment: Change Order #2 Eau Gallie HS Building 62 Restroom and Football Stadium A.D.A. Upgrades.pdf
39. Change Order #1 to Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Jupiter Elementary School
Attachment: Change Order #1 to Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Jupiter ES.pdf
40. Change Order #1 to Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Riviera Elementary School
Attachment: Change Order #1 to Emergency Purchase Order for Relocatable Classrooms for Riviera ES.pdf
41. Change Order #1 to Replacement of Existing HVAC Unit at Roosevelt Elementary School
Attachment: Change Order #1 Roosevelt ES Replacement of Existing C.T.S.I. Fresh Air Make-up with New AAon Fresh Air Make-up Unit.pdf
42. Change Order #1 to Replacement of Existing HVAC Unit at Hoover Middle School
Attachment: Change Order #1 Hoover MS Replacement of Existing C.T.S.I. Fresh Air Make-up with New AAon Fresh Air Make-up Unit.pdf
43. Cocoa High School - Boiler Replacement
Attachment: Cocoa HS Boiler Replacement - Budget - Bid.pdf
F. School Board Attorney

44. Entry of Final Order in Brevard County School Board v. Walt Petters and Joseph Fayed; DOAH Case Nos 11-5494TTS and 11-5495TTS
Attachment: Fayed Petter Recommended and Final Order.pdf
45. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, James B. Wilkins
Attachment: James B. Wilkins-2.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

46. Approval of Consent Agenda

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

Motion Minutes: Dr. Krupp announced to the public that on Item 45. Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, James B. Wilkins, the district has done due dilligence with the investigation.  He noted that anyone of the accusations that have been investigated and every one of those allegations by themselves could stand to reason for a person to be terminated.

Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
H. Information
H. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE

47. Designation of Legal Representative to Apply for Title VIII of Public Law 107-110 (Impact Aid) Funds
H. Accounting Services

48. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2012
Attachment: 2012 CAFR.pdf
H. Human Resources

49. Job Description - Head Start Data Specialist
Attachment: Data Specialist.pdf
50. Job Description - Director - Employee Benefits & Special Programs
Attachment: Director - Employe Benefits.pdf
51. Job Description - Coordinator-Head Start
Attachment: Coord-Head Start.pdf
52. Job Description - Family Advocate-Head Start
Attachment: Family Advocate-Head Start.pdf
53. Year-Round Schools
H. Accountability, Testing & Evaluation

54. Approve School Improvement Plans for 2012-2013
Attachment: Chart.SAC Membership Vickie 2012 2013.pdf
H. School Choice

55. Recommend the Approval of Viera Charter School Contract
Attachment: Viera Contract District FINAL.pdf
H. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources(FDLRS)/PreK

56. Changes to Space Coast Early Steps (ES)/Local Education Agency (LEA) of Brevard County Interagency Agreement
Attachment: Space Coast Early Steps-Local Education Agency of Brevard County Interagency Agreement.pdf
H. Central Area Superintendent

57. Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST Alamo Regional in San Antonio, Texas
Attachment: Robotics Back Up for San Antonio Tx (2).pdf
H. Educational Technology

58. E-Rate Funding Year 14 (2011-2012) Request for Services
Attachment: Brevard_FY14 SR_board budget resolution.pdf
59. E-Rate Funding Year 16 (2013-2014) Request for Services
H. Facilities Services

60. Recommended School Closures for the 2013-14 School Year
Attachment: Clearlake Proposal 1 Data.pdf
Attachment: Clearlake Proposal 1 Map.pdf
Attachment: Gardendale Proposal 1 Data.pdf
Attachment: Gardendale Proposal 1 Map.pdf
Attachment: Sea Park Proposal 1 Data.pdf
Attachment: Sea Park Proposal 1 Map.pdf
Attachment: South Lake Proposal 1 Data.pdf
Attachment: South Lake Proposal 1 Map.pdf

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
61. Additional Public Presentations


Following are the additional public presentations:

  1. Teresa Torsiello, Palm Bay - Wilkins
  2. Eleanor Perrone, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  3. Bryan Dominques, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  4. Jeanevone Dorvil, student - Wilkins*
  5. Rachel Daniels, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  6. Kristen Medley, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  7. Taylor Cereen, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  8. Sabine Ovide, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  9. Diana Dodard, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  10. Michael Vazquez, Palm Bay - Wilkins*
  11. Michael Nunez, Port St. John - South Lake Closing
  12. Andy Morales, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  13. Saundra Campbell, - South Lake Closing
  14. Laura Dandridge, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  15. Gabriel Good, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  16. Gloria Good, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  17. Alaysia Fernandez, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  18. Bonita Watkins, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  19. Enoc Diaz, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  20. Rev. Glenn Dames, Titusville - South Lake Closing
  21. Christopher Earle, Cocoa - Gardendale Closing
  22. Amy Gilfriche, Merritt Island - Gardendale Closing
  23. Mark Medley, Merritt Island - Gardendale Closing*
  24. Dr. Randy McClure, Merritt Island - Gardendale Closing *
  25. Lily Fredrickson, Rockledge - Gardendale Closing
  26. Gerard Pietromartire, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing
  27. J.J. Hertz, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing*
  28. Patti Brasington, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing
  29. Todd McLaughlin, Satellite Beach - Sea Park Closing
  30. Peter Sliwe, Satellite Beach  - Sea Park Closing *
  31. Martha Franco, Cocoa - Clearlake Closing*
  32. Clif Leffler, Cocoa - Clearlake Closing
  33. Michael Leffler, Cocoa - Clearlake Closing
  34. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Budget
  35. Elizabeth Marrin - Sibling Preference*

* These individuals left the meeting prior to additional public presentation section of the agenda. 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray asked Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, to address how much it would cost for a special election to bring the referendum back on the ballot.  Mr. Bistline stated that it would cost the district 800,000 dollars, and the district might have to wait two years.  Dr. Murray stated that if contributors would like to help with the fee, but she did not wish to send false hope.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked the speakers for their willingness to speak before the Board and stated that the Board appreciated how polite and respectful they were.  She noted that this issue is jerking the heart right out and there is not a person up here that is not feeling this tremendously.

Dr. Binggeli will respond to the comments and concerns made this evening in a timely manner.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
62. Board Member Reports


Dr. Krupp noted that he attended the Brevard Literacy Guild celebration.

Dr. Krupp noted that Imperial Estates Elementary School had a retiring of a flag ceremony on November 9, 2012. He stated that the NJROTC for the Color Guard and the Drill Team were in attendance. The ceremony was moving.

Dr. Krupp noted that the BSO Holiday Concert is scheduled for December 2, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Titusville High School's Auditorium.

Ms. Henderson thanked the community for attending this evening. She stated that someone this evening asked what they could do for the schools since the sales tax did not pass.  Ms. Henderson suggested that all the parents go back to their schools and get everybody that they know and join fundeducationnow.org.  She noted that the organization tracks all of the legislation that is coming down from the State of Florida.  Ms. Henderson stated that these issues are not coming from us, they are coming from the legislators not giving the school district the money or requiring mandates that the schools are required to follow without the monies to make the mandate work.  She thanked Dr. Binggeli and the staff that were out in the community making all the presentations in relationship to the half-cent sales tax.

Ms. Henderson noted she attended Kennedy Middle School for their re-validation for the AVID Program. She stated that they got certified for four years instead of three years, which has never been done.

Ms. Henderson urged the community to attend some of the plays, band performances, and sports that are being put on by our schools.  She stated that our students and teachers are doing great things in our district and we are very proud of them.

Ms. Kneessy noted that she and Ms. Kershaw did a joint presentation to a women's group. The presentation was a two-pronged approach. They started with the Jamie Vollmer video, "The Ever Increasing Burden on America's Public Schools" and did a segue into the Brevard Schools Foundation. She noted that it had a different measure to get information out there about our schools.

Ms. Kneessy requested a 3-5 year future trend analysis to be done. She stated what may look like available space at the school currently might look different in the future as more families move into the area.  Dr. Binggeli stated that the district is looking at that information and it gets dangerous looking 5 years out. The reality is that beach area schools lost 700 students this year, but we will look at the three year trend.

Mr. Ziegler thanked everyone for their professionalism and properly addressing the Board. He was especially pleased with those who came with solutions and is still hoping to hear more solutions to these problems. Mr. Ziegler stated that the Board understands how the parents feel and that these are tough decisions for all involved. He said that this has been a super Board for thinking outside the box, listening to their community, being open minded and showing great leadership.

Mr. Ziegler noted he is endeavoring on a ten plus obstacle course on December 1, 2012.

Dr. Murray piggybacked on Ms. Henderson's comments on the AVID Program at Kennedy Middle School. She noted that being awarded that fourth year is unprecedented in the United States. In fact, Kennedy is the first school in the United States to be given a fourth year renewal.

Dr. Murray noted that she visited Edgewood, Audubon, Jefferson, and Cocoa High School in the past few weeks.  She had the privilege of passing out grant money in the past few weeks and to show appreciation for all the hard work the teachers do on behalf of the Board.

Dr. Murray thanked Dr. Binggeli and staff for their dedication and commitment to educating the community on the half-cent sales tax referendum.  She mentioned to the community that the half-cent sales tax is behind us, and all we can do now is move forward in the most positive way that we can. We are now faced with the difficult balancing act of serving each student with excellence and keeping the district above water financially.

L. Superintendent's Report
63. Superintendent's Report


Dr. Binggeli pointed out that we have many students that are doing things that give back to the community during this holiday season. He noted that some Rockledge High students and himself will help feed the homeless and the Central Brevard Sharing Center on Thanksgiving. Dr. Binggeli wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and he is very thankful that we have the kids that we have today.

M. Adjournment
64. Adjournment


The School Board meeting of November 20, 2012 was adjourned at 9:54 p.m.