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5:30 p.m.
 

April 11, 2023 Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin, Gene Trent and Megan Wright.

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the audience to join.

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

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

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

Board Members and Ms. Hann recognized various students, staff, community members and business partners and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Ms. Hann read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:

Deletion(s)

  • F18. Job Description:  Behavior Coach

Addition(s)

  • F12. Student Expulsion(s)

Revision(s)

  • A7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • C10. Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week Proclamation
  • F22. Amend the Contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne
  • H38. Transportation Incentive Proposal
  • H39. Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement
  • I42 Board Policy 5511
Motion
Adopt the April 11, 2023 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The transfer of Karry A. Castillo from the position of Principal at Discovery Elementary School to the position of Principal at Quest Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Chistine E. Boyd from the position of Principal at Quest Elementary School to the position of Principal at Harbor City Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Scott F. Corso from the position of Interim Principal at DeLaura Middle School to the position of Interim Principal at Discovery Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 1, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Brian V. Irvine from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Space Coast Jr/Sr High School, on annual contract, effective April 12, 2023 through May 30, 2023. Annual contract based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
8. Month of the Military Child Resolution
Month of the Military Child Proclamation 2023.pdf
Motion
Approve the Month of the Military Child Proclamation 2023.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
C. Government & Community Relations
9. Child Abuse Prevention Month Resolution
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Proclamation.pdf
Motion
Approve the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation - April 2023.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
C. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
10. Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week - Proclamation
proclamation-afterschool-appreciation-wk-fy23.docx
Motion
Approve the Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week April 24 - 28, 2023.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
D. Presentations
E. Public Comments
11. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  20 speakers signed up to address the Board.

F. Consent
F. Board Office
12. Student Expulsion(s)
13. Meeting Minutes
2023-03-20 Work Session Minutes.pdf
2023-03-28 Work Session Minutes.pdf
2023-03-28 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
2023-03-30 Work Session Minutes.pdf
2023-04-04 Special Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
F. Financial Services
14. Property Disposal
Board Report 04-11-2023.pdf
Board Report Letters 04-11-2023.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE
15. FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements - February 2023
FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements - February 2023.pdf
F. Human Resources
16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 04-11-23.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 04-11-23.pdf
18. Job Description: Senior Budget & Management Analyst
JD Authorization Form 2023 CL - KG.pdf
Sr Budget - Mgmt Analyst 02.22.2023.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
19. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School Robotics to Vex World Championship in Dallas, Texas
20. Field Trip - Space Coast Jr/Sr High School's STEAM Academy Finalists to Houston, Texas
Field trip itinerary April 18-20, 2023.pdf
F. Student Services
21. Department of Juvenile Justice 2023-2024 School Calendar
DJJ 23-24 calendar.docx
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
22. Amend the Contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne
PCCA WM - Initial Contract for 15 year term-final 3-6-23.pdf
F. Project Management
23. 2023-2024 Student Accommodation Plan
Review Draft Student Accommodation Plan 03.24.2023.pdf
24. Melbourne High School Track Renovation - Close Out
OEF - Melbourne Track.pdf
25. Rockledge High School Track Renovation - Close Out
OEF - Rockledge Track.pdf
26. Eau Gallie High School Track Renovation - Close Out
OEF - Eau Gallie Track.pdf
27. Meadowlane Intermediate - Construction Management Services
Meadowlane Intermediate Chiller Replacement GMP Attachments.pdf
28. Fairglen Elementary School - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Fairglen Technology Renewal GMP Attachments.pdf
29. Award of RFQ 23-254-Q-HD - Construction Management Services for Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Roof Replacement
Cocoa Beach Roof CM Agreement Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
30. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the April 11, 2023 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
G. Student Services
31. Board Policy 5136 - Wireless Communication Devices
po5136 rev2-24 for Work Session with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

No individuals addressed the Board on this policy.

Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 5136 - Wireless Communication Devices.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
32. Board Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials Program
1 - po2521 with Coverpages - Rev 3.22.23 For Rule Dev & Info.pdf

Seven individuals addressed the Board on this policy.

Ms. Jenkins stated that she is against the changes as she does not understand why professionals are being taken out of the discussion and leaving five members appointed by the Board.  She further explained why she felt this was a conflict of interest and how this policy is creating more inequity for students.

Ms. Campbell stated that state law gives the responsibility to the School Board for all instructional materials in our schools and these materials are not to include things specifically outlined in Florida Statutes 1006.28 and 847.012 and she takes this responsibility seriously. She explained that statute and Board policies still provide for our media specialists to have the primary responsibility.  Ms. Campbell stated that statute requires School Boards to have a policy to address challenges. She explained the importance of our media specialists and how they are still part of the process when challenges are made.  Ms. Campbell stated that policy making is a collaborative process and provided additional clarification pertaining to this policy.

Mr. Trent agreed with statements made by Ms. Campbell and asked that everyone trust the process. He stated that the Board will air on the side of caution and believes that the committee is going to as well.

Ms. Wright stated that when she hears the books that are being read, she is bothered with the argument that it should be in the hands of a child. She stated that books are not banned, but they may not be appropriate for the setting.  Ms. Wright agreed with Ms. Campbell’s statements on statute and the Board's responsibility and explained that she is not in support of exposing children to explicit books.

Mr. Susin explained that all points addressed were valid and took a moment to thank everyone on both sides.  

Motion
Hold a publi hearing and approve Board Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Action
H. Board Office
33. Travel Approval - FSBA Annual Summer Conference - Katye Campbell
Motion
Approve Katye Campbell's travel to attend the FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference in Tampa from June 7, 2023 - June 9, 2023 (the travel is for official School Board business and complies with the rules of the State Board of Education).
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
34. Travel Approval - FSBA Annual Summer Conference - Matt Susin
Motion
Approve Matt Susin's travel to attend the FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference in Tampa from June 7, 2023 - June 9, 2023 (the travel is for official School Board business and complies with the rules of the State Board of Education).
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
35. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 20-742-A-JE FGCU Amendment.pdf
b - 23-578-BW-MC Loving Guidance.pdf

Ms. Wright expressed concern with item "b" and the spending of $225,000 to send teachers to this training based on discussion earlier during the Work Session pertaining to conscious discipline and shared some of the data that was provided to the Board.  She stated that she is not in support of approving this item and made a motion to remove 22-578-BW-MC – Loving Guidance, Inc.

Ms. Jenkins expressed that it is interesting when Board Members make judgements and decisions on the fly without inquiring about them ahead of time.  She stated that the decision is based on a piece of the presentation from the Work Session, but those who presented the information still support the program. Ms. Jenkins further explained her frustration as the Board is continually taking away resources for children who may not have access to the same environment as others.  She expanded on the programs’ benefits for students.

Mr. Susin clarified that tonight's vote is for a $225,000 five-day, 200-person training on conscious discipline.

Ms. Campbell pointed out that, as presented during the Work Session, the funding for the $225,000 contract is coming out of Title IV which has very specific parameters for using.  She expressed concern as there are already principals in the middle of the program and some are anticipating starting it next year. She asked if this is not approved, what does it look like for those who wanted to participate and would it take away access to the coaches and other things. Mr. Reed, Systems of Support Director, provided clarification on the consequences should this not be approved. Ms. Campbell reiterated the use of funding and that staff have expressed how the program has benefitted them.  Ms. Campbell expressed that she felt it needs to be approved and further explained why.

Mr. Trent stated that the pros and cons were discussed during the Work Session, and it does matter where the funds are coming from and understands how they can be utilized.  He shared that he was close to moving this to a later date as we are so close to appointing a Superintendent and he'd like to hear his/her input but realizes that is not an option.  Mr. Trent assumed this item would move forward but would have lots of eyes on it as the data is not currently supporting the use of conscious discipline.

Mr. Susin explained that there are a lot of other expenditures that you can use this funding for aside from the training.

Ms. Jenkins explained that the training is the program and stated that the attachments were added to an agenda on March 27th and March 30th and asked that Board Members respect staff and ask these questions ahead of time.

Ms Wright stated that conversations cannot happen unless in the Sunshine which is why she is expressing her concerns in front of the Board, which are substantiated based on the data received during the Work Session.  She stated that she feels confident that there are other professional development opportunities available to utilize the funds on.  Ms. Wright stated she is not in favor of approving this item.

Ms. Jenkins stated Sunshine applies for Board Members but doesn't stop discussing/addressing with staff ahead of time.  She stated that if questions were answered, there may not be a need for discussion in the Sunshine.

Motion
Remove item b) 22-578-BW-MC - Loving Guidance, Inc.- Student Services - $225,000.00 - Special Revenue from H35.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 20-742-A-JE - FL Gulf Coast University Amendment -Student Services - $57,101.00 - Operating Categorical
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Approve the Bid Waived below: b) 22-578-BW-MC - Loving Guidance, Inc. - Student Services - $225,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
Gene Trent - Nay
Megan Wright - Nay
36. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 23-480-B-JW Diplomas & Diploma Covers.pdf
b - 23-485-B-JW Pianos, Piano Tuning, & Repairs.pdf
c - 21-575-P-JE Interpreter Services Amendment.pdf
d - 23-616-SC-TC Motor Vehicles.pdf
e - 23-703-SS-LW ABB Freq Drives for HVAC.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a) ITB #23-480-B-JW & Diplomas & Diploma Covers - Secondary Leading and Learning - $186,285.00 - Other Sources b) ITB #23-485-B-JW Pianos, Piano Tuning, & Repairs - Secondary Leading and Learning - $Variable - Other Sources Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: c) RFP 21-575-P-JE Interpreter Services- Amendment ";I"; - Student Services - $Variable - Special Revenue - Federal Approve the State Contract (SC) below: d) 23-616-SC-TC Motor Vehicles - Transportation Services - $Variable - Other Sources Approve the Sole Source (SS) below: e) SS 23-703-SS-LW ABB Frequency Drive for HVAC - Plant Operations & Maintenance - $Variable - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. District Operations
37. The Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act: Updated Instructional Continuity Plans (ICPs)
Brevard Revised ICP 12.20.21.pdf
ICP Budget FINAL (002).pdf
Motion
Hold a Public Hearing on April 25, 2023, regarding the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act: Updated Instructional Continuity Plans (ICPs).
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
38. Transportation Incentive Proposal

Ms. Campbell thanked staff for doing the work to make this happen.

Mr. Trent stated that this is a step in the right direction and expressed appreciation to staff.  He understands that it is not a long-term solution but is an opportunity for the Board to thank those who are getting our children to school.

Mr. Susin thanked all the bus drivers who filled the gaps and explained how this has not happened in other school districts. He stated that this incentive honors these individuals for stepping up.  Mr. Susin provided Ms. Wright credit for making this happen.

Ms. Wright thanked staff and shared stories she heard while visiting the compounds.  She stated that providing transportation to students is a vital role in the school system and she is appreciative of their work and celebrates this victory with them.

Motion
Approve the Transportation Incentive Proposal for the second semester of the 2022-2023 school year.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Project Management
39. Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement
Cuyler site map.pdf
Tooley Development Group Lease Agreement strikethrough underline.pdf
Tooley Development Group Amended Lease Agreement 04.11 clean version.pdf
Motion
Approve the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Tooley Community Development Group, Inc. for the utilization of Cuyler for educational programs and related community services.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. Human Resources
40. Board Policy 3210 Standards of Ethical Conduct
1 - po3210 and ap3210 with Coverpages for Upload rev3-29-23.pdf
I. Student Services
41. Board Policy 5500 Student Conduct
1 - po5500 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf
42. Board Policy 5511 Dressing and Grooming
1 - po5511 with Coverpages for Upload (incl. redline, clean & Form D) Revised TW.pdf
43. Board Policy 5600 Student Discipline
1 - po5600 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf
44. Board Policy 5610 Removal, Out of School Suspension, Disciplinary Placement, and Expulsion of Students
1 - po5610 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf
45. Board Policy 8420.02 Protective Facial Covering During A Pandemic/Epidemic Events
8420.02 - (Repealed) po with Coverpages for Upload (for 4-25-23).pdf
I. Project Management
46. New Middle School Attendance Boundary
Middle School Boundary Update 03.28.2023-updated 04.03.23 for Suntree Community Meeting.pdf
Suntree Area Survey Comments as of 04.03.2023.pdf
Emailed Comments and Responses through 04.04.2022.pdf
Overall Survey Comments as of 04.03.2023.pdf
Recommended boundary maps.pdf

Ms. Campbell asked Ms. Hann to clarify what areas would be covered under the recommendation. Mr. Hann said it includes the base boundaries and areas 1, 2 and 3.

Ms. Campbell explained the process for voting on this item and provided clarification for the community. She shared her concerns with opening the new middle school close to capacity with additional growth expected in the future and explained potential outcomes should it go over capacity. Ms. Campbell stated that we are building impact fees up as the south area is going to need a new school and explained how parents are already asking why there is only one middle school in Palm Bay. She shared that her priority for any new construction project is to do it with no debt.

Mr. Susin stated that he appreciates Ms. Campbells’ concerns on future growth, and she is 100% correct pertaining to the debt flow. He explained options that could be considered in the event that there is massive expansion/growth. Mr. Susin thanked Ms. Campbell for bringing up her points which are valid and need to be taken care of.

J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
47. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

Mr. Susin addressed a couple of topics that were discussed at a previous Work Session to see if the Board were ready for final decision, which included:


- Continued Use of General Counsel Evaluation Tool from 2022

  • The Board was in support of using the same tool.


- Renewal of FSBA Membership Dues

  • Gene Trent, Katye Campbell and Matt Susin all agreed to renew their FSBA membership dues.


- Strategic Community Summits

  • Mr. Susin shared an opportunity to host community summits to collaborate with various groups who would align with our strategic planning (veterans, faith-based, health, etc.) where the topics would be developed jointly based on the needs and support of each organization. He explained that if the Board was in support, he would work with Ms. Hann to set up some dates. Mr. Susin also addressed meeting with our City Councils. Ms. Hann provided her input on having the city council meetings as there are a lot of topics that need to be discussed together and the topics depend on the community. She provided an example of the City of Cocoa who have been supportive to our programs financially and this would be an opportunity to recognize them for their work. Ms. Hann also discussed various support from other municipalities in Brevard where we share facilities. She stated that the municipalities would have topics for our support as well, one of which is workforce development. Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to this topic. The Board was in support of scheduling these meetings.

Ms. Campbell provided an update on the FSBA Nominating Committee Meeting and stated that the Board should have received a report. She offered the Board to reach out to her to discuss further as it would not be a Sunshine issue and shared that she feels comfortable with the nominees put forward.

Ms. Campbell stated that the Superhero Cafeteria Week is the first week in May. She challenged the Board to volunteer in the cafeteria that week in costumes and with hair nets.

Mr. Susin reminded the Board to go out, maybe tomorrow, to say thank you to the bus drivers and mechanics at the compounds and to focus on what the Board just did, which is pretty amazing.

L. Superintendent's Report
48. Superintendent's Report
M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
N. Adjournment
49. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 8:18 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

INSTITUTION:  ARTICLE IX - SECTION 1.  Public education:
The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require.

ADDRESSING THE BOARD:
Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board at any regular meeting by following established procedures set forth in Board Policy 0169.1.  All attendees must register his or her intention to speak in the public portion of the meeting upon arrival by completing a speaker's form.  The signup period for all public comments, both agenda and non-agenda, will close at the start of the Board meeting.

NOTES: 

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