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1:00 p.m.

April 11, 2023 Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

Order of Business
Rule Development / Public Hearing
4. Board Policy 3210 Standards of Ethical Conduct
1 - po3210 and ap3210 with Coverpages for Upload rev3-29-23.pdf

No individuals were present to address this item.  No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

5. Board Policy 5500 Student Conduct
1 - po5500 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

No individuals were present to address this item.   No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

6. Board Policy 5511 Dressing and Grooming
1 - po5511 with Coverpages for Upload (incl. redline, clean & Form D) Revised TW.pdf

One individual addressed the Board pertaining to this item.  Discussion ensued among the Board.  The Board supported placing this policy on a later approval track to allow time to review feedback from administrators and to address additional recommended changes from Board Members.

7. Board Policy 5600 Student Discipline
1 - po5600 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

No individuals were present to address this item.   No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

8. Board Policy 5610 Removal, Out of School Suspension, Disciplinary Placement, and Expulsion of Students
1 - po5610 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

No individuals were present to address this item.   No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

9. 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8420.02 - (Repealed) po with Coverpages for Upload (for 4-25-23).pdf

No individuals were present to address this item.  No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

Topics
10. Re-Imagining Middle School Task Force Update
Middle School is Awesome - Board Workshop 4 10.pdf

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading & Learning, provided the Board with a re-imagining middle school task force update to include:

  • Introduction of the Re-Imaging Team
  • Methodology for Re-Imaging Brevard's Middle Schools
  • Data Overview
  • Qualitative Student, Teacher and Parent Feedback
  • Re-Imagining Middle School Website Overview
  • Phase I Recommendations for SY24
  • Phase II Recommendations for SY25


Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by staff, additional feedback/concerns pertaining to the information presented, and suggestions for consideration. The Board expressed appreciation to the team.

11. Transportation Incentive Proposal
DRAFT Transportation Incentive Proposal Recommendation 04.10.2023.pdf

Acting Superintendent, Sue Hann, provided the Board with an updated transportation incentive proposal for their consideration.  The Board was in support of the proposal presented and it will be placed on the Board Meeting agenda for approval.  The Board expressed appreciation for the team’s work.

12. Conscious Discipline Presentation
Conscious Discipline Board Workshop Presentation 4.11.23.pdf
CD Narrative Board Workshop 4.11.23.pdf

Chris Reed, Systems of Support Director, provided the Board with a presentation on Conscious Discipline to include:

  • Conscious Discipline Initiative Timeline
  • Discipline Referral Data
  • The Conscious Discipline Model, Information & Anchor Schools
  • Structures that Help Practice Skills and Powers
  • Brain Smart Start / Commitments
  • Teacher / Principal Feedback
  • SY23-24 Estimated Budget


Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by staff. In addition, the Board provided feedback pertaining to concerns and/or support for the program to include:

  • Lack of data to support the use of the program;
  • anticipated goals of the program;
  • learning fatigue for staff;
  • the programs' benefits to help tackle discipline;
  • benefits for students;
  • successes of the program;
  • classroom management education;
  • importance of self-regulating programs;
  • the politicization of conscious discipline;
  • providing safe and connected environments for students;
  • establishing healthy child to adult relationships;
  • struggles with mental health;
  • connecting with students;
  • social-emotional development for students;
  • having a sustainable model;
  • and the development of a metrics to analyze deliverables.
13. Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement
DRAFT Tooley Development Group Lease Agreement strikethrough underline.pdf
DRAFT Tooley Development Group Amended Lease Agreement 04.11 clean version.pdf

Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, provided the Board with an overview of the revisions made to the Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement which was tabled at the March 28, 2023 Board Meeting.  The Board supported the changes.

14. Capital Allocation Plan
Budget Workshop April 11.23 Capital.pdf

Cindy Lesinski, Chief Financial Officer, and Susan Hann, Acting Superintendent, presented the Capital Allocation Plan to the Board which included:

  • FY23 Adopted Budget by Fund
  • All Funds vs Capital Funds
  • Allowable LCI Expenses
  • Capital Funding for Replacement of White Fleet
  • Legislation Session Impacting Capital Funds
  • Debt Service Schedule
  • Brevard's Tax Assessment History
  • Estimated FY23 LCI Revenue
  • Capital Planning Committee
  • Division Requests

Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Ms. Hann. The Board was in support of the recommendations provided.

Mr. Susin asked Ms. Lesinski to send out a budgetary schedule so the Board can plan to bring forward their capital requests. He stated that additional Tuesdays are held on the Boards’ calendars and can be utilized to address budget needs. Ms. Hann explained that they are working on a schedule which will be coming out soon and she anticipates numerous workshops over the course of the next 8 weeks, or so.

Closing Remarks
15. Closing Remarks
Adjournment
16. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:36 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________
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