12-12-2017 School Board Meeting and Public Hearing


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for its regular School Board Meeting and public hearing on policies on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the public hearing on policies was advertised in Florida Today newspaper on Sunday, November 5, 2017 and notice of the regular meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman John Craig called the meeting to order at: 5:33 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Misty Belford, John Craig, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Andy Ziegler

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Minutes: There was no one for whom to hold a moment of silence.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: Matt Reed, assistant superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Minutes: 

Andy Ziegler

  • He thanked Central Middle School and Principal Potter for hosting motivational speaker Chris Hollyfield who spoke to the 8th grade students.  He brought a great message about respect. 

Misty Belford

  • Ms. Belford, Mr. Ziegler, Mr. Susin and Dr. Blackburn attended the FSBA Conference in Tampa.  She commented that it was worthwhile and they received a lot of good information.  She serves on the legislative and advocacy committees for FSBA. She thanked FSBA and the Board for providing learning opportunities.
  • She joined Coquina Elementary for their "Holiday Spectacular."  It was held  in the Titusville High School and it was  a great performance.
  • On the 6th, several Board members attended the Space Coast Association of Realtors appreciation luncheon. She thanked the association for all they do for the Brevard community.
  • She attended the Manatee Elementary Blue Ribbon celebration and congratulated them. The school's chorus performed and they were very good.
  • She mentioned the district's BFT retirees who have organized a program for the district called "Books and Bears.  The group pairs children's books with stuffed animals and hands them out at the schools.  They have delivered books and animals to 30 Title I schools.  She invited persons listening to repurpose stuffed animals they may no longer need by giving to this organization.
  • She received a request  for a shout out by a staff member.  She said this is indicative of this kind of passion in many of  our administrators and staff.  The Mims Christmas parade was a couple of weeks ago and there was a student who was not participating because he did not have the required black pants.  He was sidelined and pretty upset. Two people who came out and saw him were Kori Hurst, principal of Riviera Elementary, and Britnee Joseph in Accountability and Testing.  The two jumped into their car, ran to the closest store, bought two pairs of pants in the hope that one would fit.  The student was able to participate.  Ms. Belford thanked them.

Tina Descovich

  • She began by giving a shout out to Matt Reed and his department for facilitating the Magic game night for employees.  She said it was well attended and everyone had a good time.  She hopes there will be opportunity to do it again.
  • She also attended the speaking event at Central. Last week at West Shore, another motivational speaker presented to the students; Marc Mero. The speaker has overcome a lot of adversity.  Ms. Descovich said  the impact that these types of assemblies are having on our students is phenomenal and appreciates the Board prioritizing funds for this purpose.  
  • She gave a shout-out to Dr. Blackburn for his community engagement.  His message is always that he is willing to listen. She appreciate his efforts on nights and weekends.

Matt Susin

  • He said he was so proud of the Home Builders and Contractors Association for  purchasing 16 turkeys for Thanksgiving for the Temple Terrace Boys and Girls Club.  They cooked them and provided meals for about 160 children who might not have gotten to eat.  Teachers from Eau Gallie High, Johnson Middle and Croton Elementary assisted as well as Boys and Girls Club staff.
  • He also was proud of Ms. Belford for many different ways. He said one of those ways is the degree that she takes notes at meetings.  She then takes those copious notes and sends them out to the Board which is beneficial. 
  • Mr. Susin thanked Ms. Descovich for letting him know that the Space Coast Association of Realtors had $15,000 in grants. Mr. Susin contacted the Historical Homes Society who will in turn use the District's construction schools  to refurbish four old building that will add property value to the county. The grants will be used for supplies and the construction schools will volunteer their time to help with those projects.
  • He gave a shout out to the Rockledge City Manager and Police Chief about the work they were doing.  He said the grant they wrote to get SROs in the Rockledge schools is doing some amazing things. 
  • Mr. Susin attended the SGA district conference that was attended by hundreds of schools.  He has never seen thousands of kids so engaged. He further commented that the students mobilized and passed a resolution  for our CPR bill and they are going to contact the legislators across the state of Florida to get the bill across the "finish line."
  • He spoke at the AVID conference and was proud to see Dr. Soliven there. He said what AVID does for our school system is phenomenal.  He thanked Dr. Thedy for working behind the scenes to bring the social-emotional pieces come together.

John Craig

  • Mr. Craig began by saying that he was honored to attend the Edgewood Blue Ribbon Field Day. The students determined they wanted a field day over a formal ceremony. It was a lot of fun. He thanked Principal Jackie Ingratta and expressed that the partnership with the community is huge.  
  • He reported that from the JROTC Raider teams that competed in the state completion, the Viera High School female team took second place.  
  • Cocoa High School football represented the district fantastically in Orlando.
  • Mr. Craig let the Board and viewing audience know that long time Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School volunteer, Les Stafford had passed away.  This 52 year volunteer has meant a lot to so many and he will be deeply missed.

Dr. Blackburn

  • Dr. Blackburn began by giving a shout-out to Dr. Sally Shinn who he accompanied to a state board meeting on achieving excellence in our education efforts to homeless students. He was happy to say that because of the work that Matt Reed and Capital City have been doing, the legislators he met with last week in Tallahassee were already aware of the District's platform.  
  • Dr. Blackburn expressed appreciation to the Surfside Chorus who surprised him and other cabinet members with a "mini-concert."
  • He congratulated the Educational Technologies Department for being awarded this year's Digital Classroom Plan. 

Dr. Blackburn then welcomed student government leaders and explained that over the past year and a half he, Dr. Soliven and Ms. Cline had been meeting with these students have collaborated on ideas and shared best practices that can be utilized to benefit all BPS students. 

Dr. Blackburn invited the students to come to the podium and introduce themselves.

School

SG President/Representative

Astronaut High

Eliana Murray (VP)

Bayside High

Fares Jabari

Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High

Sara Axelsson         

Cocoa High

Tristyn Tate

Eau Gallie High

Cheyenne Charles

Edgewood Jr/Sr High

Mansi Patel

Heritage High

Leah Murray (Presenting)

Melbourne High

Aidan Polak (Presenting)

Merritt Island High

Wyatt Walker

Palm Bay Magnet High

Kevin Tenczar (Presenting)

Rockledge High

Margaret Ward

Satellite High

Julia Hoffman

Space Coast Jr/Sr High

Ian Moore (Presenting)

Titusville High

Emmy Estes

Viera High

Dani Mordas

West Shore Jr/Sr High

Rachel Montgomery

The students presented a legislative request they want added to Brevard's legislative platform. They began by saying that their overwhelming concern is the social and emotional well-being of the students.  

The students request that legislators create a statewide reoccurring appropriation of 100 million dollars to fund the staffing of certified professionals who will then be assigned to schools to provide the social and emotional supports needed for not only academic success but for coping with stress. 

The Board was very receptive and thanked the students. Dr. Blackburn said that Mr. Reed had already been in contact legislators and senators Mumford and Passidomo are already working on something from the senate side.

 

 


A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Attachment: 2017-1212 Supplemental.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn read into record the changes that had been made to the December 12, 2017 meeting agenda since it had been released to the public on December 5, 2017.

Revisions

  • A-7 Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • D-9 School Year Calendar Standards and Proposals for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 School Years
  • F-12 Meeting Minutes
  • F-27 Satellite High School Track Resurfacing
  • G-38 Attendance Boundary Changes for the 2018-19 School Year

Addition

  • F-22 Suspension of Instructional Employee


Motions:
Adopt the December 12, 2017 meeting agenda and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn welcomed and introduced newly appointed administrative staff: Joseph Flora, Heather Price, Jennifer Brockwell, Shannon Daly and Brandy Griswell.

Each was given time to address the audience and introduce family, friends and colleagues who were in attendance.

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Chairman Craig asked his fellow Board members if anyone had an objection to allowing Ms. Debbie Greco, president of the Local 1010, to make comments at this time.  Mr. Greco had an appointment in Orlando.  Board members agreed this was acceptable.

Ms. Greco provided the vote number from Local 1010 member for the proposed salary increase.

Numbers as follows:

  • Yes Votes - 204
  • No Votes - 281
  • Void - 4
  • Total - 489

 

                    



Motions:

Approve the applicable listed administrative staff recommendations:

The reclassification/transfer of Joseph C. Flora from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Melbourne High School to the position of Principal at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of Heather L. Price from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Brevard Virtual School to the position of Principal at Brevard Virtual School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The transfer of Jennifer L. Brockwell from the position of Principal at Oak Park Elementary School to the position of Principal at South Lake Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification of Shannon M. Daly from the position of Assistant Principal at Manatee Elementary School to the position of Interim Principal at Manatee Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

The reclassification/transfer of Brandy L. Griswell from the position of Literacy Coach at Southwest Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Magnet High School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2018. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Financial Services

8. Audit Update
Attachment: Audit Update 12-12-2017.pdf
Attachment: FY17 CAFR Final 11-29-17 cfo.pdf
Attachment: Half Cent Sales Tax Report Round 4 - FINAL Report.pdf
Attachment: SBBC Internal Accounts Report 2017 FINAL MASTER.pdf
Minutes: 

Chief Financial Officer, Pennie Zuercher, gave the presentation.  She said this is the first audit update provided to the Board and will provide one at the end of each quarter from here on out.  She thanked JoAnn Clark, director of Accounting Services and accounting managers, Michelle Coppola and Windy Knippel for their tireless efforts.

Mr. Susin asked Ms. Zuercher about bookkeeper turnover and what was the average wage. Ms. Zuercher explained that they are one of the lowest paid 12 month positions, but she did not have the exact details at that time. He also asked if there were any plans to address the high rate of turnover. Ms. Zuercher said they are doing several things, but she believes as far as the finance piece, the compensation study will looking at that and the centralized internal accounts will be reducing some of the riskier workload more difficult workload by taking on the deposit and bank reconciliation of checks, thus giving them more time to focus.  It is a demanding job.  

Mr. Susin asked when the results of the compensation study would be coming out. Dr. Kindt responded that it will be coming out at the end of January.

Mr. Susin asked about the internal accounts process.  He said that someone was trying to order an obsolete part on eBay and were unable to do so. Ms. Zuercher said currently that is the case, but with the Centralized Internal Accounts, everyone will be given Pcards and they will be able to make those types of online purchases.

Mr. Susin also asked 1) When they will see the RFP for the armored car and 2), With the structure of deposits with the armored cars, will we have less deposits than we currently have? Ms. Zuercher explained that they are in the process of a rebid of the armored car without the supplies.  She hopes to be bringing that to the Board within a month or so for approval. She further commented that she did not believe we will see less deposits, but will probably see deposits more often because it will be more available. The biggest portion and importance of using the cash courier system is freeing up time of the bookkeepers to focus on other areas.

Mr. Susin asked to get a number of deposits per school. Ms. Zuercher said that they can get that information. 

 

 

D. Human Resources

9. School Year Calendar Standards and Proposals for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 School Years
Attachment: Supporting Material Considered by Calendar Committee.pdf
Attachment: Calendar C 2018-2019 (003).pdf
Attachment: Calendar B 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment: Calendar A 2019-2020 (003).pdf
Attachment: Calendar C 2019-2020 (003).pdf
Attachment: Calendar A 2018-2019.pdf
Attachment: Calendar B 2018-2019.pdf
Minutes: 

Christine Moore, director of Professional Learning and Development facilitated the presentation. She began by saying that surveys went out to the community in several different ways.  The majority of responses came from parents with the first and last day of school being their top priority.  

After providing information regarding survey comments from the community,she went over the highlights of each calendar option. She commented that there were several specific and conflicting opinions of the Board members during the one on one meetings held to discuss the calendar options which were Veteran's Day,  a full week at Thanksgiving and such a long Winter Break.

Chairman Craig for each Board member to provide their priorities. After some discussion, the consensus was for Ms. Moore to bring back Calendar B (with some massages) as the calendar to be voted. Board members wanted to provide extra days for teachers.  Board members were ok with school beginning on Friday, there did not need to be a full week vacation at Thanksgiving nor a three week winter break. They should look at moving some of the days around and suggestions were provided.

Ms. Belford expressed her appreciation to Ms. Moore and her team for the diverse input they sought for the calendar. She asked Ms. Moore to make sure that they have input from teachers and administrators as well because they bring an important perspective.  

 

D. Project Management

10. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Annual Report to the School Board
Attachment: ICOC 2017 Report to the Board December 12 2017.pdf
Minutes: 

Gary Shiffrin, chair of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) provided the report.

Ms. Belford thanked Mr. Shiffrin and the committee.

Dr. Blackburn also expressed appreciation to the ICOC.  He commented that it is really important that we adhere to the promises made in 2014 and thanked the committee for their oversight and partnership.

Mr. Shiffrin said he would be remiss if he did not recognize Sue Hann and Dane Theodore for their efforts as they are the architects of these projects.

Mr. Susin thanked them.  He asked if the committee was putting together a list of proposals if we could spend more money. Mr. Shiffrin said that they know that when they reach the 198 million dollar mark, that it will be extra; however, it is not extra yet. At that point there will either be another assessment or input in regard to how that money is spent.

Mr. Craig also expressed his appreciation.

 

 


E. Public Comment
11. Public Comment

Minutes: 

Chairman Craig explained the decorum expected for persons making comments and reminded them that they will only have three minutes.

Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  • Amy Kaminski - Pay raises and respect
  • Anthony Colucci - Pay raises
  • Vanessa Skipper - Teachers, planning time and retention
  • Ronald Bradley - Students are not taught values
  • Sunny Baldwin had signed up to speak, but was unable to wait. Mr. Craig was going to send an email to Ms. Baldwin as a follow up.

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Chairman Craig called for a recess at: 7:57 p.m.
He reconvened the meeting at: 8:08 p.m.
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F. Consent
F. Financial Services

13. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2017
Attachment: FY17 CAFR Final 11-13-17.pdf
14. Property Disposal
Attachment: Board Report - 12-12-2017.pdf
Attachment: Board Report Letters - 12-12-2017.pdf
15. The School Board's Medical Stop Loss Insurance Policy Renewal
Attachment: 2018 BPS Stop Loss Analysis from Willis Towers and Watson (004).pdf
Attachment: 2017-2018 Health Insurance Trust Fund Stop-Loss Insurance Cost-Benefit Analysis.pdf
16. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #2 for October 31, 2017
Attachment: Budget Amendment #2 - October 31, 2017.pdf
Attachment: October 2017 Operating Fund Budget Amendment Explanations.pdf
17. Financial Statements for the Period Ending September 30, 2017
Attachment: Financial Statements for September 30, 2017.pdf
18. Enterprise Fund Budget Amendment #1 for October 31, 2017
Attachment: 2017-18 Enterprise Fund Budget Amendment #1.pdf
19. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 2017
Attachment: BREVARD 3Q17 QPR.pdf
F. Human Resources

20. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 12-12-17.pdf
21. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 12-12-17.pdf
F. Labor Relations

22. Suspension of Instructional Employee
Attachment: Wachsler Letter.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning

23. Field Trip - Merritt Island High School to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, New York
Attachment: Merritt Island Student Government Trip Itinerary - Philadelphia and New York.pdf
F. SLL Core & College/Career Readiness

24. Science Fair Field Trips
F. Facilities Services

25. Easement to Cocoa Utilities at Cambridge Elementary School
Attachment: Utility Access Easement.pdf
28. ESF Remodel - Financial Services
Attachment: 2017 ESF Finance Remodeling Drawings.pdf
Attachment: 2017 Finance Remodeling Cost Estimate.pdf
F. Project Management

30. Melbourne High School - Building 10 Building Envelope - Construction Management Services
Attachment: cost benefit analysis Melbourne High Building 10.pdf
Attachment: Melbourne High School Building 10 Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

31. Approval of Consent


Motions:
Approve the December 12, 2017 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Board Office

12. Meeting Minutes
Attachment: 2017-1010 School Board meeting draft minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2017-1024 Board Workshop - ET and Legal Services Minutes Draft.pdf
Attachment: 2017-1024 Board Meeting & PH Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2017-1114 Board Workshop Attendance Boundaries Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2017-1121 Organization of the Board, Regular Meeting and PH Draft Minutes.pdf
Attachment: 2017-1121 Leasing Corp. Draft Minutes.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Susin pulled this item.  He wanted the minutes of the November 14, 2017 Attendance Boundary Workshop to reflect the following:

Instead of "There was also some discussion on a 6-8 grade model as well as a K-8 model," Mr. Susin said that it should read that "In addition to looking at a K-8 grade model, direction was given to staff to look into 6th grade in the middle school and into a 6th grade in the north, central and south middle schools.

Mrs. Belford also requested that the November 21, 2017 Organization of the Board meeting minutes to reflect that she did cast a vote for Mr. Craig to act as chairman for 2018.



Motions:

Approve the listed meeting minutes:

  • 2017-1010 School Board Meeting
  • 2017-1024 Board Workshop (ET and Legal Services)
  • 2017-1024 School Board Meeting and Public Hearing
  • 2017-1114 Board Workshop (Attendance Boundaries)
  • 2017-1121 Organization of the Board, Regular Meeting and Public Hearing
  • 2017-1121 Leasing Corporation Time Certain Meeting

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Amend the 2017-1114 Board Workshop (Attendance Boundaries) meeting minutes to reflect the following change:

Instead of "There was also some discussion on a 6-8 grade model as well as a K-8 model," Mr. Susin said that it should read that "In addition to looking at a K-8 grade model, direction was given to staff to look into 6th grade in the middle school and into a 6th grade in the north, central and south middle schools.

Amend the 2017-1121 Organization of the Board, Regular Meeting and Public Hearing meeting minutes to reflect that Ms. Belford did cast an aye vote for Mr. Craig to act as the 2018 School Board Chairman.
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- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Facilities Services

26. 2017 Educational Plant Survey
Attachment: 2017 Educational Plant Survey.pdf
Attachment: FDOE Approval of New Construction.pdf
Attachment: Vacant Property Recommendations.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Susin pulled this item. He said in this item there is no direction for a middle school, only for two elementary school constructions. He continued into the fact that since we are looking into 6th grade in the middle schools, he wonders how this affects this educational plant survey. Mr. Susin asked if we need to put an asterisk on this as we move forward.

He also wanted to point out that the DOE has not approved the construction of two new elementary schools based on capacity issues. To this Mr. Theodore responded that the omission of a middle school on the plant survey is basically one of timing. He said that the plant survey must be approved every five years. Based on their calculations, the middle schools have capacity in the five to ten year plan so it was not included.  Given Board direction, that can be included along with the elementary schools.

Chairman Craig clarified with Mr. Theodore whether or not the survey could be amended along the way.  Mr. Theodore confirmed that yes, it can be amended and is called a "spot survey," which means it can be amended at any time.

Mr. Ziegler asked about the timeline for having the survey submitted. He then followed up with a suggestion that when we do make the request to the DOE for the middle school, that we predicate it with the fact that we will be looking at 6-8 grade models.  He is ok approving the survey as it is and amending when we can give better direction. 

Ms. Belford asked if the DOE considers specific capacity or total district capacity.  Mr. Theodore answered that they differentiate between school types.  

Ms. Belford stated that  with the additional restrictions on local funds, there is some discussion in FSBA that this restriction is not clearly statutorily defined and that it is actually a DOE interpretation that is restricting our local funds. She asked Mr. Theodore if it is indeed DOE interpreting to restrict our local funds or does statute clearly state that even our locally generated funds cannot be used without approval.

Mr. Theodore responded that the issue started with a new legislation on a capped per student station cost. In July 2017, the state began taking control of local funds on a per student station cost. That is in legislation.  The DOE interpreted that since now they must regulate the cost per student station they now have the authority and obligation to have that put into the plant survey and they approve the survey for new capacity. He further commented that neither he or his counterparts see any specific legislation language that says new capacity; it says cost per student station.  He believes it will be tested.

Ms. Belford made a request to Ms. Envall to give the Board input as to what happens if we view "new capacity" as not included in that statutory language and exert local control, what are the ramifications.

Mr. Ziegler asked if we built an addition rather than a new school, does that make it easier to come in under the cost per student station? Mr. Theodore said that it would.   Mr. Ziegler said that using the 6-8 grade model may make things easier.

 Mr. Susin clarified with Mr. Theodore that his cause for concern is the project we have currently. He asked if Mr. Theodore was saying that we can amend the elementary school with a middle school instead and if that is the Board's wish to do it now or wait to amend.or do. He wanted direction from the Board.

Mr. Craig weighed in and said that there is already a Board approved  Capital Plan that is for two elementary schools; they do not have a voted on Board approved plan for a middle school.  He continued that he would hate to just add in language that is not specific to anything that has actually been voted on.

 



Motions:

Approve the 2017 Educational Plant Survey (Survey Number 5 - Version 1).

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

27. Satellite High School Track Surfacing
Attachment: Agreement - SHS Track Reburbishment and Public Access.pdf
Attachment: ITB 18-B-010-SH Tabsheet.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Descovich pulled this item. She said that there are several facets that they are being asked to vote on and one piece is $25,000 still needed and funding has not been identified.  She asked Satellite High School principal, Mark Elliott, to let the Board know how the school has come up with the $144,000 portion.

Mr. Elliott said that in this particular project, it is important to understand a couple of key points. He said that first of all, when the track will be completed, the total for the track is going to be valued right at $440,000.  He said that it is going to be a top notch facility. Secondly, it is not just a SHS track. In raising the funds, the City of Satellite Beach donated $30,000, the City of Indian Harbour Beach donated $5,000, and DeLaura Middle School has donated $5,000.  He continued that it is going to be open two evenings a week for the public when the school is not using the facility and on the weekend. It will be more a community type track facility.

There was discussion surrounding the timeline.

Dr. Blackburn mentioned that there are the Federally Connected Dollars that may be used for the $25,000. Mr. Ziegler commented that while he is ok with utilizing those dollars for this project, the Board has to be ok with expediting one of the many requests for usage of these funds.

Ms. Descovich said that there had been discussion of using the profits received from lease of our property next to Viera High School to the Space Coast Fair. Mr. Theodore said that Mr. Malone gave them a check for $21,000 for this first event and this was deposited into the General Fund. The Board would have to give direction to Ms. Zuercher for use of that.

Mr. Susin commented that they had already given direction for those funds not to be placed in the General Fund and that it technically should be set aside for this type of thing.

Ms. Belford said that it sounds like we have two potential funding sources.  She asked if Dr. Blackburn has a preference one way or another.  He commented that he feels comfortable taking it out of the Federally Connected Dollars. He does not feel comfortable in this situation earmarking another pot of money that he has not had time to look at, analyze or discuss with staff. 

Mr. Craig thinks the project is wonderful. He does however not like the way it has been presented.  When an item comes before the Board, he expects that a funding source has already been identified. He is disappointed in the way it was handled.

Ms. Descovich asked if they vote on the item the way it is, does Dr. Blackburn then have to find a funding source. Dr. Blackburn said that it will come out of the Federally Connected Dollars.

Mr. Craig later clarified that his disappointment was in himself for not reaching out with his concern/questions prior to the meeting.

 



Motions:

Approve a total project cost of $144,664 to install a rubberized surface on the Satellite High School track and associated runways.

Approve the bid by Benyon Sport Surfaces, Inc. in the amount of $143,590.00 to install a rubberized surface on the Satellite High School track and associated runways.

Approve additional special funding in the amount of $25,000 to install a rubberized surface on the Satellite High School track and associated runways.

Approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Satellite Beach regarding funding and shared maintenance for and access to the Satellite High School track.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

F. Project Management

29. District Facitilties Work Program 2017/18 - 2021/2022
Attachment: Program Guide 17 18.pdf
Attachment: Draft 17 18 Work Plan-171129.pdf
Minutes: Mr. Susin pulled this item.  His questions were answered during the discussion of Item F-26.

Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent and the Chief Financial Officer to approve and submit the Brevard County School District Facilities Work Program for 2017/2018 through 2021/2022 to the Florida Department of Education as required by Florida Statutes Section 1013.35.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. Board Office/Superintendent

32. Board Policy 5511 Dress and Grooming
Attachment: 5511 Dress and Grooming (redline for RDWS 11-21-17).pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Craig declared the public hearing open at 8:42 p.m.

Dr. Blackburn provided the revision schedule and explained this was the second opportunity for public input.He read the reasons for the revisions.

There were no speakers present to address this policy.



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve School Board Policy 5511 Dress and Grooming as revised.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion:
Second:
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

33. Board Policy 5772 Weapons
Attachment: 5722 Weapons (redline)(10-31-17).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn provided the revision schedule and explained this was the second opportunity for public input. He read the reasons for the revisions.

There were no speakers present to address this policy.



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve School Board Policy 5772 Weapons as revised.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

34. Board Policy 5136 Wireless Communication Devices
Attachment: 5136 Wireless Communication Devices (redline for RDWS on 11-21-17).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn provided the revision schedule and explained this was the second opportunity for public input. He read the reasons for the revisions.

There were no speakers present to address this policy.



Motions:

Hold a public hearing and approve School Board Policy 5135 Wireless Communication Devises as revised.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

35. Board Policy 7217 Weapons
Attachment: 7217 Weapons (redline ade)(10-31-17).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Blackburn provided the revision schedule and explained this was the second opportunity for public input. He read the reasons for the revisions.

There were no speakers present to address this policy.

Chairman Craig closed the public hearing at 8:52 p.m. and reconvened the regular agenda.



Motions:
Hold a public hearing and approve School Board Policy 7217 Weapons as revised.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Misty Belford
John Craig- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Purchasing & Warehouse

36. Department/School Initiated Agreements
Attachment: a - CA 18-343-CC-Larry Chew.pdf
Attachment: b - SSA 18-368-MS - IME Connect LLC.pdf

Motions:

Approve the Consultant Agreement (CA) below:

a - CA #18-343-CC - Dr. Larry Chew - Elementary Leading & Learning - $3,800.00 - Special Revenue Federal - Title I

Approve the Sales and Service Agreement (SSA) below:

b - SSA #18-368-MS - IME Connect LLC - Secondary Leading & Learning - $66,600.00 - Other Sources

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Misty Belford
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

37. 2017-18 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools
Attachment: 2017-18 SPP Revisions.pdf
Attachment: 2017-18 Student Progression Plan FINAL (redline) (11-14-17).pdf

Motions:
Authorize the superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for the 2017-18 school year.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

G. Project Management

38. Attendance Boundary Changes for the 2018-2019 School Year
Attachment: Evaluation Committee Scoring Matrix.pdf
Attachment: Evaluation Committee presentation FINAL.pdf

Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing on January 23, 2018 to approve the following attendance boundary changes for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Croton Elementary to Longleaf Elementary (A)
  • Kennedy Middle to McNair Middle (B1)
  • Meadowlane Primary and Meadowlane Intermediate to Discovery Elementary (D)
  • Endeavour Elementary and Cambridge Elementary to Saturn Elementary (E)
  • Melbourne High (west of Brandywine) to Heritage High (F6)
  • Central Middle to Southwest Middle (G)

Approve special consideration to allow the following to remain at their current school (no transportation provided by the District):

  • Rising 6th and 8th grade students 
  • Any current students affected by Melbourne High School attendance boundary change Proposal F6
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second:
Matthew Susin- Aye
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


H. Information
H. SLL Core & College/Career Readiness

39. Secondary Science Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachment: 2017 Brevard Secondary Science Instructional Materials Adoption.pdf
H. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning

40. School Improvement Plans
Attachment: 17 18 SIPS Roster School List.pdf
41. Elementary Science Textbook Adoption
Attachment: K-6 Science Adoption 2018-19.pdf
42. 2017-2018 Unbiased Hearing Officer for Instructional Materials Petitions

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

Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler let the Board members know that he has been asked by FSBA to go to Tallahassee and testify before the Constitutional Revision Commission.  He has decided not to go at this time as he may or may not get three minutes to address them.  He may go up in January or February.

Ms. Descovich said that she attended an education summit put on by The Foundation of Excellence in Education  in Nashville. She clarified that the trip did not come out of district funds.

Ms. Descovich also brought up conversations she had been having with school secretaries.  They were concerned that they are "forgotten" as they are not part of either union. Staff was going to bring before the Board during this meeting a recommendation to give non-bargaining staff a 1.5% raise.  However, it was pulled since both the 1010 and BFT declined that offer. It really bothers her because the secretaries were excited and thankful for the 1.5% raise and now they are not going to get it because of the unions.

There was discussion between Board members.

A motion was made by Mr. Ziegler to allow the superintendent to provide salaries increase of 1.5 percent to non-bargaining employees. A second was made by Ms. Descovich.

Before the vote Ms. Belford asked that if in the event the two bargaining units end up not getting the 1.5 percent, would we take the 1.5 percent away from the non-bargaining employees? There was clarification that it can be revisited at a later date.

 



Motions:
Allow the superintendent to provide a salary increase of 1.5 percent to non-bargaining employees.  - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford- Aye
John Craig- Aye
Tina Descovich- Aye
Matthew Susin- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


L. Superintendent's Report
44. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: The superintendent had nothing further to discuss.

M. Adjournment
45. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Craig adjourned the meeting at 9:12 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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