12-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, December 9, 2009, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 and the affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Kneessy called the meeting of December 8, 2009 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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


A-3. Invocation (Lauren Toler, Grade 12, Space Coast J/S High )
3. Invocation

Minutes: The Invocation was led by Lauren Toler, 12 Grade, Space Coast Jr. /Sr. High School.

A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Kristyn Folensbee, Grade 12, Space Coast J/S High )
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kristen Folenbee, 12 Grade, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School.

A-5. Entertainment (Space Coast Steel, Space Coast J/S High School)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School, under the direction of Music Director, Lori Foote, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional musical number.

Chairman Kneessy took this opportunity to thank Ms. Foote and her students from Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School for entertaining the Board.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a recess at 5:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:45 p.m.
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A-6. Emergency Item
A-7. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli read the following changes into the agenda:

Consent Revisions
F-10.   Student Expulsions
F-11.   Approval of Minutes
F-18.   Instructional Staff Recommendations
F-28.   Structured Cabling Infrastructure Upgrade Project for Three School

Consent Deletions
Elementary and Secondary Student Art Show at Area Malls,
All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King for the Performing Arts,
Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts   

Action Revision
G-34.   School Attendance Boundary Changes for 2010-11

Information Addition
H-43.   Adoption of Charter of Internal Audit



Motions:
Adopt the agenda of the Regular School Board meeting of December 8, 2009 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests
B. Accounting Services

7. Recognize Principals and Bookkeepers for Exemplary Internal Accounts Audit Reports
Attachment: List of Principals-Bookkeepers No Audit Findings FY09.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, who along with Wendy Andrews, Manager of School Accounting and Property Control, recognized the following principals and bookkeepers for exemplary annual school internal accounts reports from the accounting firm of RSM McGaldrey, Inc. for the 2009 Fiscal Year.

The Schools receiving no audit findings for one year are: 

 

School                                       Principal                     Bookkeeper

Atlantis Elementary

Sherry Tomlinson

Sylvia Coney

Cambridge Elementary

Hilah Mercer

Kimberley Austin

Columbia Elementary

Linda Jennings

Donna Marlin

Coquina Elementary

Andrea Townsend

Valerie Minnick

Gardendale Elementary

Terri Moeller

Tina Kiger

Gemini Elementary

Joseph Loffek

Janet Tworkowski

Golfview Elementary

Jacqueline Feagin

Elise Keaton

Holland Elementary

Nancy West

Beth Maggs

Jackson Middle

James Hickey

Kathy Grover

Johnson Middle

Robert Fish, Jr

Cheryl Cowley

Meadowlane Intermediate

Kerri Nash

Susan Horn

Merritt Island High

Gary Shiffrin

Michelle Williams

Mims Elementary

Debra Crannell

Brenda O'Brien

Palm Bay High

John Thomas

Patricia Faulkner

Rockledge High

Anthony Hines

Pat Marchetti

Satellite High

Mark Elliott

Julie Murphy

Sherwood Elementary

Cindy Wilson

Marynet Dulice

Southwest Middle

Todd Scheuerer

Natalie Jones

Sunrise Elementary

Barry Pichard

Joanne Gold

Suntree Elementary

Lisa Larkin

Patricia Roissier

Turner Elementary

Ana Diaz

Dianne Rowles

 The following Schools have received no audit comments for the past two consecutive years:

Creel Elementary

Kathryn Eward

Cynthia Warren

Jupiter Elementary

Cynthia Harris

Sue Gordon

Meadowlane Primary

Karen Kise

Danette Harrell

Oak Park Elementary

Ronald Dedmon

Yvonne Shannon

Saturn Elementary

Michael Miller

Jenifer Howe

South Lake Elementary

Dr. Nancy Nichols

Susan Owens

Stone Middle

Andrew Johnson Jr

Denise Olsen

University Park Elementary

Donna Entsminger

Flora Hope Gilliam

Westside Elementary

Elaine Passanisi

Brenda Sharp

The following Schools have received no audit comments for the past three consecutive years:

Cape View Elementary

Kelli Dufresne

Victoria Byrnes

Lockmar Elementary

Norma Hostetler

Wilma Lebkuecher

Pinewood Elementary

Donna Neill

Nanise Nails

Roosevelt Elementary

Dorothy Richardson

Myrna Bowker

 The following Schools have received no audit comments for the past four consecutive years:

Indialantic Elementary

Mary Cassidy

Marie Greco

Manatee Elementary

Carl Brown

Heather Spinneweber

Ralph Williams Elementary

Cynthia Ford

Maureen Munn

 The following schools have received no audit comments for the past five consecutive years:

Audubon Elementary

Lynn Francisco

Kimberly Burns

Tropical Elementary

Jane Respess

Debbie Legge

And our final school, having reached this achievement for 13 consecutive years:

Discovery Elementary

Dawna Bobersky

Brunilda Mojica

 

Ms. Preston presented a certificate to Jessica Mosca, School Accounting Auditor, for her accomplishments in successfully achieving the Board tasks assigned with the 2008-2009 Strategic Plan goals and the positive impact she has made with the bookkeepers.

 

Chairman Kneessy, Dr. Binggeli and Ms. Preston presented the Principals, Bookkeepers and Ms. Mosca with plaques.

 

B. Secondary Programs

8. Harris Science Teacher Hall of Fame

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Cindy Kane, Director for Harris Corporate Relations and Global Inclusion, along with Ginger Davis, Science Resource Teacher, and Kim Bragg, Resource Teacher to recognize the current Harris Science of Fame teachers as listed on the agenda item and present them with a $100 honorarium.

Ms. Davis announced the newest inductee Dr. Scott McCord, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Teacher to the Harris Science Hall of Fame. Dr. Scott was presented with a $1,000 honorarium and a framed certificate provided by the Brevard Schools Foundation and Harris Corporation. Dr. Binggeli and Chairman Amy Kneessy congratulated these outstanding teachers for all their hard word and dedication. Dr. McCord took this opportunity to say a few words of appreciation.


C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
9. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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. Janet Eastman, BFT, Rockledge - Teacher Planning
  2. John Russo, BFT, Rockledge - Support of Teachers
  3. Mary Boone, Melbourne - Power to Change

F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

10. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 12.08.09 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
11. Approval of Minutes
12. Appoint Citizen Representative to Brevard County Value Adjustment Board
Attachment: Stan Retz.pdf
F. Brevard Schools Foundation

13. Space Week Contract with Delaware North Parks Services
Attachment: Brevard Space Wk Agreement FINAL for BSF board.pdf
F. Financial Services

14. Financial Statements and Operating Fund Budget Amendment for the period ending October 31, 2009
Attachment: Budget Amendment Explanations October 31 2009.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #2.pdf
Attachment: Oct 2009 Financial Statements.pdf
F. Accounting Services

15. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2009
Attachment: CAFR 2009.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

16. Property Disposal
Attachment: DEC_8_09.pdf
Attachment: DEC 8 Disposal Letters.pdf
F. Human Resources

17. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 12-08-09.pdf
18. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 12-08-09.pdf
F. Compensation & Benefits

19. Job Description: Communications Program Coordinator
Attachment: Coord-CommProg.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

20. Professional Service Agreements for Teaching American History Grant
Attachment: NCHE Final MOU 11052009.pdf
Attachment: NCHE Contract MOU 11-10-09 with EIN.pdf
Attachment: Gilder Lehrman Contracted Services Agreement 11-10-09.pdf
Attachment: Gilder Lehrman Final MOU 10222009.pdf
F. Secondary Programs

21. Science Fair Field Trips
22. Regional Science Fairs in Area Malls
F. Alternative Sites

23. Ed Options/Blue Ridge International Academy Agreement for Department of Juvenile Justice sites
Attachment: Blue Ridge Intl Academy Agreement.pdf
F. Exceptional Education

24. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 Budget Amendment
Attachment: 151-Dec.2009ARRA Amend..pdf
Attachment: 150 for December 2009 ARRA Amendment.pdf
F. Area I Superintendent

25. Palm Bay High School Wrestling Team Trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Attachment: PBHS Wrestling - Dec 2009.pdf
F. Area IV Superintendent

26. Jackson Middle School 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington, DC (Cambridge and Quest Program Students)
Attachment: 20091105084600.pdf
27. Satellite High School Varsity Cheerleading Trip to New York City for U.S. Championship -- Big Apple Challenge Competition
F. Educational Technology

28. Structured Cabling Infrastructure Upgrade Project for Three Schools
29. E-Rate Funding Year 13 (2010-2011) Request for Services
Attachment: ERATE 2011 Eligible Services.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

30. Approval of Consent Agenda

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli took the opportunity to congratulate Nancy West for her reclassification from the position of Acting Principal of Holland Elementary to the position of Principal of Holland Elementary.

Dr. Binggeli congratulated Karen Palladino, Director of Administrative Support Services for the Office of Exceptional Education, for her retirement and her many years of dedication to Brevard Public Schools.

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Chairman Kneessy called for a video break at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:44 p.m.
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Motions:
Approval of the Consent Agenda Items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Transportation

31. School Bus Driver Cellular Phone Use-Revision to Board Policy 8606
Attachment: policy change sheet cell phone.pdf
Attachment: 8606 School Bus Driver Cellular Phone Use rev.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Kneessy called the public hearing open. No one requested to speak to this item. Chairman Kneessy declared the public hearing closed.

Motions:
Hold a public hearing to adopt/approve the change to Board Policy 8606 School Bus Driver Cellular Phone Use.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye

G. Labor Relations

32. School Board Policies 1420 and 4420 Benefits Revisions
Attachment: 1420 - Benefits - Holiday and Annual Leave Days - Administrative.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Form - 1420.pdf
Attachment: 4420 - Benefits - Holiday and Annual Leave Days - Support.pdf
Attachment: Policy Change Form - 4420.pdf

Motions:
Approve the revisions to Board Policies 1420 Benefits, Section I. Holidays and 4420 Benefits, Section I. Holidays and authorize the Superintendent to advertise for Public Hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Robert Jordan
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Project Management

33. Cambridge Program and Cambridge Middle Years Program Attendance Boundary Changes
Attachment: Cambridge Middle Years Program Proposal.pdf
Attachment: Cambridge Program Proposal.pdf

Motions:
Approve the recommended attendance boundaries for the Cambridge Program and the Cambridge Middle Years Program. Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

34. School Attendance Boundary Changes for 2010-11
Attachment: South Middle Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: South Area Elementary Schools Evaluation Scores - Amended 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: 091103_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes - Amended 11-9-09.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative H.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #1.pdf
Attachment: Evaluation Committee Members.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Current.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative G-1.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Current.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Current.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment: Central Area Elementary Schools Evaluation Scores 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative G.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Community Input #1.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 11-19-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 11-23-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: South Middle Alternative E-1.pdf
Attachment: 091124_Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #3.pdf
Attachment: South Area Middle Schools Evaluation Scores Revised 12-4-09.pdf
Attachment: Central Elementary Community Input #2.pdf
Attachment: Feedback from 12-1-09 Public Meeting.pdf
Attachment: South Elementary Alternative H.pdf
Minutes: 

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

  1. Elizabeth Foret, Rockledge - Redistricting
  2. Melanie Clark, Malabar - Redistricting
  3. Louise Jordan, Melbourne - Redistricting
  4. Kurt Feldbush, Melbourne - Redistricting
  5. Cathy Jones, Melbourne - Redistricting
  6. Steve Szabo, Melbourne - Redistricting
  7. Annabel Campainha, Melbourne - Redistricting
  8. Bruce & Sherry Hanson, Melbourne - Redistricting
  9. Dennis Willis, Melbourne - Redistricting
  10. Andrew Lester, Melbourne - Redistricting
  11. Heather Taylor, Rockledge - Redistricting

Ms. Kneessy requested from Dr. Binggeli that Dane Theodore, Director of Planning & Project Management, give an overview of the process as it relates to redistricting.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Binggeli and Mr. Theodore.

Dr. Murray requested that the district take a look at students within a two mile limit being bussed to another school and the out-of -area students.

Mr. Jordan took this opporunity to address the parents and to thank Mr. Theodore and his staff for all the hard work that has been done.

Ms. Kneessy encouraged the Board to make an appointment with Mr. Theodore and she cautioned the Board on the out-of area especially as it relates to employee preferance since there are few perks that are being offered to the district employees.



Motions:
Approve the recommended attendance boundary changes at the following schools for the 2010-11 school year and authorize the Superintendent to hold a Public Hearing. South Area Middle SchoolsSouthwest, Central, Hoover and Stone. South Area Elementary SchoolsAllen, Columbia, Discovery, Gemini, Harbor City, Indialantic, Jupiter, Lockmar, McAuliffe, Meadowlane Primary, Meadowlane Intermediate, Palm Bay, Port Malabar, Riviera, Sabal, Sunrise, Turner, University Park and Westside. Central Area Elementary SchoolsAnderson, Audubon, Cambridge, Creel, Croton, Endeavour, Golfview, Longleaf, Manatee, MILA, Quest, Saturn, Sea Park, Sherwood, Suntree, Tropical and Williams. Recommended Conditions: Rising sixth graders and rising eighth graders may stay at their current school. Transportation will be provided. No sibling preference for rising sixth and eighth graders. End 'cap and bus" from Roy Allen ES to Meadowlane ES. Students currently bused to Meadowlane ES from Roy Allen ES return to Roy Allen ES. If the student lives in an area of the Roy Allen ES attendance boundary that is redistricted to another school, the student will attend the other school. End 'cap and bus" restrictions at Quest ES. Students currently bused to Quest ES from Manatee ES return to Manatee ES. If the student lives in an area of the Manatee ES attendance boundary that is redistricted to another school, the student will attend the other school. End "soft redistricting" exceptions at all schools redistricted on 3/25/08 for the 2008/09 school year. All "grandfathered" students and their siblings will attend the "new" school beginning with the 2010-11 school year. If the student lives in an area of the "new" school attendance boundary that is redistricted to another school, the student will attend the other school. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

Motion Minutes: Mr. Ziegler made a motion to amend the recommendation to split the public hearing for the redistricting into three separtate public hearings. Discussion ensued amongst the Board as to the proposed suggestion. Mr. Curry, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, suggested that the Board decide this evening so the meetings can be advertised correctly. Motion failed for lack of a second.

H. Information
H. Risk Management

35. Land Lease Agreement Between the School Board of Brevard County and the Board of County Commissioners, Brevard County Fire Rescue Department
Attachment: Lease Agreement.pdf
36. Proposed Language Change for Board Policy 8475 - Criminal Background and Employment Non-District Personnel
Attachment: 2009-10 Board Policy Change Sheet for 8475.pdf
Attachment: 2009-10 Board Policy 8475 - Criminal Background and Employment Non-District Personnel - Draft Changes (Underlained).pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this item to discuss her concerns regarding the level of background checks currently being done on the listed volunteers in Brevard County. She suggested to the Board that staff collect more data.

Dr. Murray agreed with Ms. Kneessy that this policy should be sent back to Dr. Binggeli to gather more information.

Ms. Henderson questioned Mark Langdorf, Director of Risk Management, on different scenarios and how they are effected by the proposed policy and the current policy.

Mr. Ziegler requested information on Background checks. He would like to know what functions are performed for the listed and what are performed for the registered. Compare the two and determine the level of risk and see if the district is willing to assume.

Mr. Ziegler requested whether a person(s) driving violation(s) that is moving to Florida from another state would be reported to the district.

Dr. Binggeli made a few closing comments and summarized what the Board is requesting of the district staff.

Mr. Jordan requested staff look at other district policies in regard to level of background checks for adults transporting students to sporting events.

H. Area III Superintendent

37. Field Trip - Rockledge High Band - Heritage Music Competition in Washington, DC
Attachment: RHS Band DC trip.pdf
38. Cocoa High Robotics Team - FIRST Denver Regional - Denver, CO
Attachment: CHS Robotics Denver.pdf
H. Area IV Superintendent

39. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Wind Ensemble Performance in Washington, D.C.
Attachment: Cocoa Beach Trip to D.C.pdf
H. Project Management

40. Amendment #2 to Agreement for Design/Build Services at Melbourne High School
Attachment: Amendment No. 2.pdf
H. Plant Operation and Maintenance

41. Amendent #1 to the Agreement for Design-Build Services at Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School
Attachment: Amendment Number 1 Dr W J Creel.pdf
42. Amendent #1 to the Agreement for Chiller Plant Installation at Rockledge High School
Attachment: Amendment #1 Chiller Plant at RHS.pdf
H. Additional Items

43. Adoption of Charter of Internal Audit Policy 6700.01
Attachment: Charter of Internal Audit.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Murray pulled this item to express her concern (after discussions with McGladrey) on the length of time it has taken before this policy has taken to be presented to the Board and to explain to the audience that the purpose of this policy is to act indepentantly of our own finance department. Dr. Murray stated that the Board should be working with the School Board Attorney and McGladry to come up with the language for Internal Audit Policy rather then the finance department.

 


I. Staff Reports
44. Staff Reports

Minutes: There are no staff reports.

J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
45. Additional Public Presentations

Minutes: There are no additional public presentations.

K. Board Member Reports
46. Board Member Reports

Minutes: 

Dr. Murray noted that she attended an FSBA State Conference and met with their Legislative Liaison and discussed some opportunities for financial revenue.

Dr. Murray wished the Cocoa High School Tigers success on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the State Football Championship and on behalf of the School Board, no matter what the outcome will be, we know that they are all winners in the long run.

Dr. Murray thanked the facility staff for the new facility at Cocoa High School.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he toured Heritage High and Bayside High School with Milo Zonka, Councilman from City of Palm Bay.

Mr. Ziegler noted that he attended the FSBA Joint Annual Conference and mentioned some of the changes on the horizon including a new grading method for high schools.

Mr. Ziegler thanked Chef Knight and the Cocoa High culinary team for serving dinner at the BASA meeting on December 7, 2009. He noted that he always enjoys it when the culinary students cook a meal, it is a fantastic program.

Mr. Ziegler requested an update on the local purchase preference policy and wished everyone a happy, health and safe New Year.

Mr. Jordan wished everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and that they get everything they want for Christmas.

Ms. Henderson reiterated Mr. Jordan's sentiments.

Ms. Kneessy requested that a board workshop date be set for every month of the year.

Ms. Kneessy requested from the Board that they send her a description of the committee they were appointed to at the November meeting. She would also like to know if this is a committee should remain the focus of the Board or if there are other committees that the Board is not a part of but should be, like the Parent Advisory Group.

 Ms. Kneessy stated that we would be scheduling a Board workshop on policy. She mentioned that policy is the Board's responsibility and would like also have Neola attend the workshop.

Ms. Kneessy requested that all agenda items that are not emergency go through the information agenda first so the Board has better knowledge of the items being submitted.

Ms. Kneessy stated that she was offended by the comments of Representative Poppell in the newspaper stating "eduction was not a priority". She stated her agenda is to address the Legislative Delegation on the importance of education in Brevard. Ms. Kneessy stated that education is business and the Brevard Public Schools is the largest employer within Brevard County. She also thanked Mr. Ziegler for filling in for her at the Sunday Forum.

 


L. Superintendent's Report
47. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli congratulated Brenda Blackburn for being selected as the Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools in Montgomery County, Virginia. He stated that Ms. Blackburn will be with us for a few more months and we will express our gratitude for her services at a future meeting.

Dr. Binggeli updated the Board on the Race to the Top Grant as discussed at the annual Superintendent's meeting in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Binggeli noted that on the district's website in the Superintendent's Corner are now in video format. The current video has some of Brevard's student's along with myself wishing the community a Happy Holiday. Dr. Binggeli wished that staff and the community a Happy Holiday.

Ms. Kneessy reminded the Board that the Employee of the Year Breakfast on December 15, 2009 and the ESF Staff breakfast on December 18, 2009.


M. Adjournment
48. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board Meeting of December 8, 2009 was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.






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