12-13-2011 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 13, 2011, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

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

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the School Board Meeting of December 13, 2011 to order at 5:30 p.m.

A-2. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Minutes: 

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

Chairman Dr. Murray asked for a moment of silence for Ginnie Thein, Cafeteria Manager at Eau Gallie High School, who recently passed away.


A-3. Invocation (Christopher Meilstrup, 5th Grade, Stevenson Elem.)
3. Invocation

Minutes: 

Christopher Meilstrup, 5th grade student from Stevenson Elementary School, read the Invocation.


A-4. Pledge of Allegiance (Anna Nguyen, 4th Grade, Stevenson Elem.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Anna Nguyen, 4th grade student from Stevenson Elementary School.

A-5. Entertainment (Stevenson Elementary Band and Choir)
5. Entertainment

Minutes: 

Stevenson Elementary Band & Choir, under the direction of Chorus & Band Director, William Yoh, entertained the Board and the viewing audience prior to the start of the meeting, played one additional number.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray thanked Mr. Yoh; Ms. Holly Horan and Ms. Whitney Crook, Parent Volunteers; and the Band, Choral, and Dance students for entertaining the Board this evening.

Dr. Murray congratulated Mr. Yoh, on behalf of the Board, for being selected to serve on the Steering Task Force for Race To The Top Performing Arts Assessment Project.

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Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called for a brief recess at 5:41 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 5:44 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:

Presentation Addition
D-15.  FCAT 2.0 Cut Scores

Consent Revisions
F-17.   Student Expulsions
F-24.   Instructional Staff Recommendations



Motions:
Adopt the agenda for the Regular School Board meeting of December 13, 2011 and its revisions.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


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

7. Spotlight on Education
Attachment: PTO Today.pdf
Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Oak Park Elementary School PTO, who were named 2011 Parent Group of the Year, by PTO Today magazine.  Misty Belford, PTO President; Beckie Holodak, PTO Treasurer; and Tracie McGough, PTO Director of Communication gave a presentation on the effectiveness of their PTO and what they are doing to have achieved this national honor.
B. Brevard Schools Foundation

8. Recognize Dr. Brian Binggeli for Receiving Outstanding Superintendent Award

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray mentioned that Dr. Brian T. Binggeli was among three statewide "Star" Superintendents and School Board Members in Florida recognized for their exemplary leadership by Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.  Dr. Binggeli received this recognition amongst his peers on December 1, 2011 at the 66th Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and the Florida Association of District School Superintendent's held in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Murray introduced Janice Kershaw, Executive Director, and Meredith Gibson, President of  Brevard Schools Foundation.

Ms. Kershaw explained the nomination process and that the nominees were reviewed by other education foundation directors in the state and rated for their leadership and involvement with their local education foundation.

Ms. Gibson cited many examples of Dr. Binggeli's leadership style that stood out as to be awarded with the Outstanding Superintendent Award.  She congratulated Dr. Binggeli for all that he does for Brevard Public Schools and the Foundation.  Dr. Binggeli was honored with a plaque.

Dr. Binggeli said a few word of thanks to Ms. Kershaw and Ms. Gibson for nominating him. He stated that Brevard Public Schools is a phenomenal, fantastic, committed organization and we have great support from both our community and business community.  He humbly accepted the award and mentioned that he is deeply appreciative on behalf of all the great work that goes on, ultimately for the service of 73,000 children of Brevard Public Schools.

 

9. Check Presentation and Recognition of United Launch Alliance

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli stated that science education is bolstered by investments made by companies like United Launch Alliance. Their financial contributions ensures that students and teachers have the resources available to them to enhance their learning environment. This year, United Launch Alliance has donated $23,500 in funding for the Exemplary Science Teacher Program, Space Coast Jr./Sr. STEAM Academy, Merritt Island High School da Vinci Academy and the ULA Science Experience Grants.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Jerry Jamison, Vice President of Launch Operations for United Launch Alliance, who presented a $23,500 check to Ms. Gibson, Ms. Kershaw, and Ginger Davis, Secondary Science Resource Teacher.

Ms. Gibson thanked Mr. Jamison and United Launch Alliance for their generosity which provides opportunities that allow our student to reach ever high levels of achievements in science.  Ms. Kershaw presented Mr. Jamison with a certificate of appreciation.

10. Check Presentation and Recognition of the National Space Club Florida Committee

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli thanked The National Space Club Florida Committee for their contribution of $50,000 to support Brevard's Space Week program.  He noted that it was a $10,000 increase over their contribution for the 2010-2011 school year.  Dr. Binggeli stated that in a year of budget cuts and job losses, especially in the space program, their generosity is truly a testament to the belief we hold as a county that the future of space exploration lies in the dreams of our students.

Dr. Binggeli introduced Jim McCarty, NSC Vice-Chairman, and Adrian Laffitte, NSC Space Week Chairman, who presented a $50,000 check to Ms. Gibson and Ms. Kershaw of Brevard Schools Foundation.

Ms. Gibson presented Mr. McCarty and Mr. Laffitte a certificate of appreciation for their generosity and that of the club members of The National Space Club Florida Committee.

11. Check Presentation and Recognition of The Boeing Company

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli announced that The Boeing Company contributed over $38,000 to support teacher professional development in our schools and over $15,000 to fund critical needs in our schools through a grant program which is funded by Boeing employee contributions.  He mentioned that The Boeing Company helped send Brevard's 5,500 sixth grade students through its $7,500 donation to the National Space Club.

Dr. Binggeli introduced, from The Boeing Company; Deborah Kelly, Global Corporate Citizenship; Joe Herron, Florida Operations; and David Kolb, Employees Community Fund, who presented a check to Ms. Gibson and Ms. Kershaw.

Ms. Gibson thanked The Boeing Company, both the employees and corporate office, for their generous financial contributions.  Ms. Kershaw presented The Boeing Company with a certificate of appreciation.

Dr. Binggeli thanked all of the companies that have donated their time and effort to the programs and student of Brevard Public Schools.

B. Accounting Services

12. Recognize Principals and Bookkeepers for Exemplary Internal Accounts Audit Reports
Attachment: Recognition of Principals and Bookkeepers FY11.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, who explained the significance of this award.  She also announced, with great pleasure, that a total of 36 schools received a rating of " no audit findings" in the 2011 audit report conducted by RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Ms. Preston introduced Jo Ann Clark, Director of Accounting Services, who along with Wendy Andrews, Manager of School Accounting and Property Control, give a summary of the schools accounting practices as a part of the 2008-2009 " First in the Nation" Strategic Plan.

Chairman Dr. Murray, Dr. Binggeli, Ms. Preston, and Ms. Clark, recognized the principals and bookkeepers (see attached list) for their exemplary internal account audit report during the 2011 fiscal year and were presented with certificates for their achievements.

Ms. Andrews thanked Brevard Schools Foundation for donating the framed certificates.

B. Curriculum & Instruction

13. Recognize Margaret "Peggy" Nolan, Recipient of the Career Service Award from Florida Art Education Association

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli introduced Bridget Geiger, Visual Arts/Theatre K-12 Resource Teacher, who announced that on November 5, 2011 at the Florida Art Education Association's annual state conference in St. Petersburg, Peggy Nolan, retired Brevard Public Schools Visual Arts Resource Teacher, was the recipient of the 2011 Career Service Award from the Florida Art Education Association.

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, gave the extraordinary background history of Ms. Nolan's 31 years of dedicated service to the students of Brevard Public Schools.

Chairman Dr. Babara Murray, Dr. Binggeli, Ms. Van Meter, and Ms. Geiger congratulated Ms. Nolan and presented her with the award she received by the Florida Art Education Association.

B. Secondary Programs

14. Harris Science Teacher Hall of Fame

Minutes: Dr. Binggeli introduced Ginger Davis, Science Resource Teacher, who explained that Brevard Public Schools and the Space Coast Science Education Alliance have worked in partnership to honor Exemplary Science Teachers since 1999.  She noted that teachers selected twice for this prestigious honor are eligible to be considered for induction into the Harris Corporation Science Teacher Hall of Fame.

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

15. FCAT 2.0 Cut Scores
Attachment: SBE Workshop 12-5-11 FINAL (B) (4).pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli and Dr. Karen Schafer, Director of Accounting, Testing, and Evaluation, gave a PowerPoint presentation as it relates to FCAT 2.0 Cut Scores.

Dr. Binggeli stated that his purpose was to inform the Board, schools, and community of  the significant changes on the horizon to our accountability system and ultimately student evaluation and school grades.

Ms. Kneessy stated her opinion on these changes, in the cut scores, as being a push to make the public school look bad because the powers that be are looking to expand the voucher program and charter schools.  She reminded the community that the private schools do not take the FCAT.

Ms. Kneessy questioned Dr. Binggeli if there are any groups or organizations that would pursue a legal challenge based on the above mentioned concerns.  Dr. Binggeli stated that he was not aware or any at this time.  He believes that the members of the State Board would tell you that if you place high standards, kids will rise to meet them.  Ms. Kneessy stated that many of those sitting members are appointed by a governor who would like nothing more than private schools, vouchers and charter schools.  She stated that the rhetoric is following those who appointed them.

Dr. Murray stated that the third grade retention rate caught her attention as Ms. Kneessy previously stated. She also stated there is a group that is represented tonight (Oak Park PTO) that would have a greater voice then any group in education and that is our PTO's.   Dr. Murray stated that it is time that our parents need to start to rallying because the other piece of information that jumped out is the bias where the minority children are going to receive the brunt end of these changes in terms of the numbers of the children that are not able to pass.  She stated that she is almost speechless over this and she does not know what more can be done to convince Tallahassee.  She mentioned to a colleague that there is a new war in this country, and that is a war against children. She gave several examples to back up her line of thinking.

Dr. Binggeli shared that 20 percent of the students who could not pass the FCAT reading proficiency test last year, went on to score 18 or above on the college entrance exam.  He stated that the State Board of Education will make the determination and vote on Monday, December 19, 2011.

Mr. Ziegler had a few questions in regard to the new FCAT 2.0 and the scoring element. He also brought out some points on the reactor panels.  He stated that an outside entity was politically influencing the commissioner to set up another reactor panel because they did not like the opinion of all the professionals who sat at the table.

Dr. Krupp asked about the common core standards and when will they come into play.   Dr. Schafer went onto explain the process of the phasing in of the common core standards and the phasing out of some portions of the FCAT in the secondary level as well as the end of course exams.


E. Public Discussion
16. Public Discussion

Minutes: 

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.

Dr. Krupp requested an break. The Board unanimously agreed.

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Chairman Dr. Murray called for a video break at 7:28 p.m
The meeting was reconvened at 7:40 p.m.
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1. Carolyn Hutchins, Rockledge - McNair Courtesy Bussing
2. Dawn Beasley, Rockledge - McNair Courtesy Bussing
3. Clift Schmitt, Viera - McNair Courtesy Bussing
4. Chris Weber, Melbourne - Redistricting
5.  Joe Langford, Melbourne - Redistricting
6. Dr. Demara Bennett, Satellite Beach - Redistricting
7. Heather Ditz, Melbourne - Redistricting
8. Delaney Bennett, Satellite Beach - Redistricting
9. Marco Juarez, Titusville - Redistricting
10. Dianne Corbridge, Titusville - Redistricting


F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent

17. Student Expulsions
Attachment: 12.13.11 Expulsions.pdf (Confidential Item)
18. Approval of Minutes
F. Financial Services

19. Financial Statement with Budget Amendments for the Period Ending October 31, 2011
Attachment: October 31, 2011 Financials.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1 -Capital Funds.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1-Casualty Funds-October 31 2011.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1-Enterprise Fund-October 31 2011.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1-Medical Insurance-October 31 2011 (2).pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #1 -Food Service Fund.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment #2 - October 31 2011.pdf
Attachment: Financial Highlights OCT 11.pdf
F. Accounting Services

20. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - June 30, 2011
Attachment: 2011 CAFR.pdf
F. Purchasing & Warehouse

21. Property Disposal
Attachment: DEC_13_2011.pdf
22. Purchasing Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Sales and Service Agreements
Attachment: 12-005LL Swimming Pool II Recommendation of Award.pdf
Attachment: 12004JO Recommendation of Award.pdf
F. Human Resources

23. Support Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Support Staff 12-13-11.pdf
24. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Attachment: Instructional Staff 12-13-11 - Corrected.pdf
F. Accountability Testing & Evaluation

25. School Advisory Council Membership Report
Attachment: Chart.SAC Membership.11.22.Vickie.pdf
26. Approve School Improvement Plans for 2011-2012
Attachment: Chart.SIP Membership Schools 11.22.Vickie.pdf
F. Elementary Programs

27. Elementary Music Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2012 Elementary Fest King Center Contract.pdf
F. Middle School Programs/K-12

28. All-County Festival Lease Agreement with the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Attachment: 2012 All County King Center contract.pdf
F. Student Services

29. Agreement with School Board of Brevard County and Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Case Management Providers
Attachment: Agreement BPS and Service Provider.pdf
F. South Area Superintendent

31. Bayside High School NJROTC Trip to Kings Bay, Georgia
Attachment: Bayside High School NJROTC Trip - Kings Bay, Georgia January 2012.pdf
F. Central Area Superintendent

32. Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri
Attachment: Robotics Back-up for St. Louis 2012.pdf
33. Consultant Agreement - Golfview Elementary - Ron Large
Attachment: R_Large consultant agreement 2012.pdf
F. North Area Superintendent

34. Field Trip for Space Coast Junior Senior AF JROTC Students to Fly Aboard USAF HC-130 (fixed-wing aircraft) at Patrick AFB, FL.
F. Facilities Services

35. School Board Member District Redistricting
Attachment: F.S. 1001.36.pdf
Attachment: Data and Analysis.pdf
Attachment: SB Members Current Maps.pdf
Attachment: SB Members Proposal 1 Maps.pdf
Attachment: SB Members Prop 2 Maps.pdf
Attachment: Supervisor of Elections Letter.pdf
F. Approval of Consent

36. Approval of Consent Agenda


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


Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Student Services

30. Cooperative Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County, Florida and the Friends of Brevard Lacrosse
Attachment: Lacrosse Agreement 11-9-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Kneessy pulled this agenda item to get clarification on the contract as it relates to the gate fees.

Dr. Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, explained that in discussions with the Friends of Brevard Lacrosse (FBL), the gate fees would be left with the schools with the idea that the schools would treat Brevard lacrosse fair and equitably in the gate receipts as they do with the other sports.  She mentioned that this is a new method of funding a sport, as directed by the Board, and part of it is still under advisement in the administration of this contract.

Ms. Kneessy stated that her concern about treating lacrosse like the other teams because they are district supported and lacrosse is not district supported.

Dr. Krupp mentioned his concerns with the contract. Specifically, Section I.(d) where it states the both parties agree that all financial support for lacrosse as a junior varsity and varsity sport in the Brevard County School District is the responsibility of FBL. Then in Section II.(d) the contract states that FBL agrees to provide fundraising.  Dr. Krupp feels as though there is a conflict in the contract.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board, Dr. Thedy, and Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, as it related to the Friends of Brevard Lacrosses' contract and the distribution of the gate receipts.

Ms. Kneessy asked to hear from the representatives of Friends of Brevard Lacrosse.  Chairman Dr. Murray stated that even though it is not proper protocol, she will allow it.

Rick Melciori, President of Friends of Brevard Lacrosse, stated, as Mr. Bistline indicated, that when the contract was negotiated and the issue of gate receipts was discussed, the Friends of Brevard negotiated that the schools would be allowed to keep the gate. He also stated that being a FSHAA High School sport, they would get some equitable distribution back that would be used to offset some of the field usage fees, lightning expenses etc.

Mr. Bistline stated the terms of which Mr. Melciori discussed is an accurate representation of what the agreement is and provides.

Ms. Kneessy stated that reason that she pulled this for discussion is that the gate receipts are not specifically stated in the contract.  She mentioned that she is a firm believer if it is not written down that it does not happen.

Dr. Krupp requested that the contract be changed to take out the word all in section I.(d) and in section II. (d) include the five thousand dollar threshold that each high school wishing to have lacrosse, would have to come up with in order to start a boys and girls lacrosse team. He stated his concerns regarding these sections of the contract.

Mr. Bistline explained the contract was written, as he understood what the Board was requesting, and explained in further detail the areas that Dr. Krupp was concerned with.

Dr. Krupp asked Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for clarification on the five thousand dollar threshold.

Ms. Van Meter stated that the five thousand dollar threshold was part of the initial discussions but the direction from the Board was to look for different models and make it work.

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Dr. Binggeli took this opportunity to congratulate the administrative appointments listed F-23 Support Staff Recommendations and F-24 Instructional Staff Recommendations.



Motions:
Approve the cooperative agreement with Friends of Brevard Lacrosse (FBL).- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


G. Action
G. Human Resources

37. School Board Policy Revisions - NEOLA - Public Hearing
Attachment: Bylaws and Policies - NEOLA - 11-12 - 2 of 2 - Public Hearing.pdf
Attachment: Bylaws and Policies - NEOLA - 11-12 - 1 of 2 - Public Hearing.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open.  No one chose to address the board and the public hearing was closed.



Motions:

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

New Policies

 

1211

3211

 

3120.03

4211

 

 

Revised Policies

1122.02

2460

3131

3242

4161

9160

1130

3120

3140

3410

5500

9270

1160

3122.02

3160

4122.02

5511

1161

3128

3161

4131

5630.01

 

1242

3130

3220

4160

6610

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

Motion Minutes: 

Mr. Ziegler stated his concern regarding Policy 1211, 3211, and 4211 which he stated was an reiteration of statute. He voiced his objection of creating policy to mirror state statutes and that he is a proponent for keeping policy as simple as possible for our employees to implement.

Mr. Ziegler requested to pull those policies and vote on them separately because he does not support them. If not, he will be voting against all the policy changes.

Chairman Dr. Murray stated that the Board will continue forward as written and bring up for discussion and review at the January workshop.

G. Facilities Services

38. Potential Attendance/Program Boundary Changes and School Closings for the 2012-13 School Year
Attachment: Proposal 1 - Reduce Enrollment at Viera HS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 2 - Reduce Enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr-Sr HS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 3 - Reduce Enrollment at Kennedy MS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 5 - Reduce Enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 8A - Balance Enrollment between Astronaut HS - Titusville HS and Jackson MS - Madison MS.pdf
Attachment: Proposal 16A - Close Riverview ES.pdf
Attachment: Cost Savings Analysis.pdf
Attachment: Proposal Information Matrix.pdf
Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli requested Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, present to the Board an analysis on the proposals of the Potential Attendance Boundary Changes and School Closings for the 2012-2013 School Year.

Mr. Theodore stated that following the November 22, 2011 School Board meeting, there were six proposals that remained on the agenda and went through each of those proposals and reviewed some recommended conditions.

Ms. Kneessy brought up concerns regarding 9th grade students and how many times they would be changing schools and the grandfathering issue.

Discussion ensued amongst the Board Members in regard to the reduction of enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School MY/IB Boundary and the potential revision of the Interlocal Agreement.

Dr. Binggeli remarked that he was barely on this job by a couple months when a board priority was to have all of our schools at 100 percent level of service.  He stated that we continue to examine issues that are best for our kids and community.

Mr. Ziegler suggested a long term solution of the Meadowlane schools was moving the sixth grade to Central Middle School. This would not happen for a few years, if approved by the board, to allow the district to give the community enough notice.

Dr. Krupp suggested placing the proposal of closing Riverview on hold and mentioned that we are waiting to hear about a Head Start grant. If awarded the grant he suggested running a school within a school at Riverview Elementary.

Dr. Krupp also suggested the Princeton Plan, somewhat like we have at the Meadowlanes, by making Riverview a primary school, grades VPK-2, and turn Coquina into an Intermediate school, since they are only a few miles apart.

Dr. Krupp made another suggestion of moving the sixth grade out of Cocquina and move them into Jackson Middle School, if the previous option is not viable.

Discussion ensued about the proposal of closing of Riverview and the reasoning behind the recommendation.



Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing on January 24, 2012 to approve the staff recommendations for the following proposals to change attendance/program boundaries and close schools for the 2012-13 school year, subject to the recommended conditions.

  • Proposal 1: Reduce enrollment at Viera High School.
  • Proposal 2: Reduce enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS.
  • Proposal 3: Reduce enrollment at Kennedy MS.
  • Proposal 5: Reduce enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES. 
  • Proposal 8A: Balance enrollment between Astronaut High School /  Titusville High School and Jackson Middle School / Madison Middle School. 
  • Proposal 16A: Close Riverview Elementary School. 

Recommended Conditions

  1. All Proposals:  Rising 6th graders, 8th graders, 11th graders and 12th graders may stay at their current school (grandfathered).  An out-of-area application must be submitted to the Office of School Choice for approval.  Basis: Avoids having 6th graders and 8th graders change schools twice in two years; program continuity for 11th and 12th graders.
  2. All Proposals:  No sibling preference for grandfathered students.  Basis: Delays implementation of attendance boundary changes.
  3. All Proposals:  No transportation for grandfathered students.  Basis: Cost.
  4. Proposal 5:  Grandfather rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders moved to Meadowlane ES for the 2010-11 school year and now moved to Lockmar ES and Roy Allen ES, with transportation (Condition 3 is superseded for these students).  An out-of-area application must be submitted to the Office of School Choice for approval.  Basis: Avoids having these students change schools twice in three years.
  5. Proposal 8A:  Grandfather rising 10th graders (in addition to the grades grandfathered in Condition 1).  Waive the requirement to non-renew out-of-area students per Policy 7120 at Titusville HS and Jackson MS.  Basis: The intent of this proposal is to balance enrollment rather than reduce capacity utilization.
- 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: 

Ms. Kneessy stated that she will not be able to support the recommendation if the rising 10th graders are not included. She will vote to approve for advertising but wishes to have this proposal on the table for discussion at the January School Board meeting.

Mr. Theodore clarified that he will be bringing a new option for Cocoa Beach as an alternate proposal as well as a new option that moves less students on the Riverview closing. He also stated that the rising 10th graders at Viera would be another option.

Chairman Murray thanked Mr. Theodore and Jay Stannard, Facility Planner, for all of their work on these proposals and options.


H. Information
H. Compensation & Benefits

39. 2012 Healthcare Trust Stop-Loss Renewal
40. Position Control Adjustments
Attachment: Positions Financial Summary 12-11.pdf
Attachment: Staff Accountant 12-11.pdf
Attachment: Emp. Spec. Pos. Control 12-11.pdf
Attachment: Payroll Supervisor 12-11.pdf
H. Middle School Programs/K-12

41. Elementary and Secondary Student Art Shows at Area Malls
Attachment: 2012 Mall Art Shows schedule for 12.13.11.pdf
H. Secondary Programs

42. Regional Science Fairs at Area Mall
43. Science Fair Field Trips
H. South Area Superintendent

44. Palm Bay High School MCJROTC Rifle Team Trip to Anniston, Alabama
Attachment: Palm Bay MCJROTC Rifle Team to Anniston, AL Feb 11-15, 2012.pdf
H. North Area Superintendent

45. Andrew Jackson Middle School Field Trip to Washington, DC
Attachment: 9721X-PRINT_7200P-IR3235-Bldg9-69_2253_001.pdf
H. Facilities Services

46. 2011-2012 State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management Subgrant Agreement
Attachment: State Funded Subgrant Agreement.pdf

I. Staff Reports
47. Staff Reports

Minutes: There were no staff reports.

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

Minutes: 

 Dr. Murray reminded the remaining speakers that there are three minutes set aside for discussion.

11. Delany McGough, Titusville - Redistricting
12. Lauren Beadle, Melbourne - Redistricting
13. Nancy Matilszki, Rockledge - Redistricting
14. Jessica Matilszki, Rockledge - Redistricting
15. Meghan Beadle, Melbourne - Redistricting
16. Danine Patrick, Cocoa - Redistricting
17. Jennifer Stevenson, Titusville - Redistricting
18. Marcus Hochman, Cape Canaveral - Redistricting
19. Leslie McKibben, Melbourne - Athletic Ethic Code/Conduct Code
20. Misty Belford, Titusville - Redistricting
21. Traci McGough, Titusville - Redistricting**
22. Diane Beadle, Melbourne -  Redistricting
23. Dr. Edward Beadle, Melbourne - Redistricting
24. Candace Oliver, Titusville - Redistricting
25. Karen Mott, Cocoa Beach - Redistricting
26. Jonathan Mott, Cocoa Beach - Redistricting
27. Leah Mallace, Titusville - Redistricting
28. Mattie Pearl Trotler, Titusville - Redistricting
29. Reva Watson. Titusville - Redistricting
30. Richard Smith, BFT, Rockledge - Jan 6 Memo
31. Alberta Wilson, Rockledge - Courtesy Bussing**
32. Karen Clark, Melbourne -  Redistricting
33. Kimberly Falusi, Titusville - Redistricting
34. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge - Labor Relations
35. Bill Durrance, Melbourne - Redistricting

** Speakers left the meeting.


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

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Murray stated that the School Board will be having a board workshop on January 31, 2011 and requested that the Board Members send their topics to Jacqueline Joy, Administrative Assistant to the School Board. 

Dr. Krupp noted that he enjoyed the opportunity to host the health care clinic session at the Florida School Boards Association conference.

Dr. Krupp stated that he has been in the schools in the North area as well as Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.

Ms. Henderson has no report.

Ms. Kneessy brought to the Board's attention a video contest sponsored by the Florida School Boards Association.  She requested the Board's support for having our schools submit videos. The topics "What Public Schools Have Done for Me", Public Schools - Reaching for the Future", or "What's Super About Public Schools".  The Board was in full agreement.  Dr. Binggeli stated that it has already worked its way through the schools.

Mr. Ziegler requested to begin the process of bidding out the pharmacy benefit management company. The Board gave consensus.

Dr. Murray noted that she met with local business folks to gather information to counter legislation that we have been living with constantly. The data that is to determine how these bills end up on the table to begin with and what information the legislators are drawing from to counter it.


L. Superintendent's Report
50. Superintendent's Report

Minutes: 

Dr. Binggeli stated that he attended Space Week and it was phenomenal.

Dr. Binggeli gave kudos to Kevin Thornton, Director of Food Services, and his staff for providing lunch for our students during Space Week. This saved the district a substantial amount of money.


M. Adjournment
51. Adjournment

Minutes: The School Board meeting of December 13, 2011 was adjourned at 10:55 p.m.






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