Educational Services Facility
1:00 p.m.

April 25, 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

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
4. Board Member District Boundary Adjustments
230421_Board Redistricting Presentation WXY.pdf
Board Member District Boundaries Workshop Presentation 03.22.2023.pdf
General Counsel Memo re Board Member Residence Areas 3-24-23.pdf

Saralee Morrissey, with WXY, provided the Board with an update on the Board's Boundary Redistricting process, to include:

  • Summary of Engagement Meetings
  • Possible Redistricting Criteria and Engagement Options
  • County Commission Boundaries
  • Discussion with Supervisor of Elections
  • Public Engagement
  • Possible Scopes

Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by WXY.

The majority of the Board was in support of adopting the County Commissions' boundaries and the item will be placed on the May 30 Board Meeting agenda for approval.


5. Board Policy 3500 Remote Work
Cover Pages with po3500, ap3500, and foms for upload.pdf

There were no additional changes made to this policy.

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

The Board agreed to move this policy to the next meeting cycle to allow time to review student/community feedback.

7. Conscious Discipline Discussion
Conscious Discipline Status Summary 04.20.2023.pdf

The Board was provided a Conscious Discipline status summary to include on-going work, paused work, and a funding reallocation overview.

Board discussion ensued pertaining to this topic, including questions answered by Ms. Hann, Acting Superintendent. Ms. Hann explained that she has convened focus groups to identify other training opportunities and briefings will be provided to the Board as they are working through the process.

Jennifer Jenkins requested that Mr. Susin share negative information heard from schools with the Board pertaining to Conscious Discipline. She stated that if they are going to be making a decision moving forward, it would be helpful to be privy to the same information.

8. MCOA Recommendation - Athletics Follow-Up

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading & Learning, provided the Board with an update on an immediate challenge, since she assumed responsibility over athletics, pertaining to the Mid-Coast Officials Association contract and the timeliness of pay for officials.  She explained the multiple parts of failure and provided a recommendation to the Board for an increased allocation to cover the costs and to have all work handled at the district level. 

Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Dr. Soliven.  The Board was in support of the recommendation and appreciated that the work will be centralized at the district level.

9. Draft Charter Independent Citizens Committee for Millage Oversight
Draft Charter Independent Citizens for Millage Oversight 04.20.2023.pdf

Ms. Hann provided the Board with a draft charter of the Brevard County Public Schools Independent Citizens Committee for millage oversight and provided some of its highlights. The plan will be on the May 9 meeting agenda for Board approval.

10. Member Selection Process for Independent Citizens Committee for Millage Oversight
ICOC - Committee Position Description AND selection committee definition _20141001 Final.pdf
Board agenda Feb 2014 appointment of members.pdf

Ms. Hann provided the Board with the Independent Citizens Committee for millage oversight's proposed member selection process. She stated that within her proposed plan, the Brevard Schools Foundation would assist with vetting applicants and then their recommended members would be provided to the Board for approval.  The Board supported Ms. Hann's proposed plan.

11. 2000 Policy Review

Chairman Susin called for a break at 2:52 p.m. 

The meeting resumed at 3:01 p.m.

Board Members reviewed the 2000 policies to recommend changes for placement on a rule development approval track and/or to mark as reviewed on the Neola site.  Those reviewed include:

- 2105 Mission of the District

  • No changes.

- 2110 Statement of Philosophy

  • No changes.

- 2111 Parent and Family Involvement in the School Program

  • Use Neola template.

- 2120 School Improvement

  • Use Neola template.

- 2125 School Advisory Councils for School Improvement and Accountability

  • Use our policy but incorporate missing verbiage from Neola's template.

- NEOLA Template – 2128 District Advisory Council

  • Do not include at this time.  Wait for Superintendent input.

- 2131 Educational Goals

  • Use Neola's V1 template.

- 2132 Educational Process Goals

  • No changes.

- 2205 Instructional Planning

  • No changed, but if technically able, remove Florida Statutes 1001.11 and 1008.385.

- 2210 Curriculum Development

  • Use Neola template and select "periodically".

- 2215 Program of Instruction

  • Pause and bring back with new legislation language.

- 2216 Gifted Program 

  • No changes.

- 2220 Adoption of Courses of Study

  • No changes.

- 2230 Course Guides

  • Use our policy but incorporate "all new course guides and revisions of existing guides shall be submitted to the Board for approval" from Neola template.

- 2240 Controversial Issues

  • Use our policy but incorporate any missing verbiage from Neola template.

- 2260 Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

  • Use our policy but incorporate any missing verbiage from Neola template.

- NEOLA Template – 2260.01 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability

  • Add this policy.

- 2260.01 Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination Appeal Procedures

  • Change our policy number to 2260.02.

- 2261 Title I Services

  • Use our policy but incorporate any missing verbiage from Neola template.

- 2261.01 Parent Participation in Title I Programs

  • No changes.

- 2261.02 Parents’/Legal Guardians’ Right to Know

  • No changes.

- 2261.03 Annual Report Requirements

  • Use our policy but incorporate any missing verbiage from Neola template.

- 2262 School Age Child Care

  • No changes.

- 2266 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs and Activities

  • Pause and bring back with new legislation language.

- 2270 Religion in Curriculum

  • Use Neola template and include verbiage from Florida Statute 1003.45

- 2271 Postsecondary Enrollment Programs

  • Staff are already working on revisions which will be brought before the Board.

- NEOLA Template – 2280 Physical Education

  • Add this policy.
  • Staff will make recommendation on the amount of credits.
  • Include e-waiver.
  • Change from student's physician to student's parent or guardian.

- 2330 Homework

  • No changes.

- 2340 Field Trips and Other Student Travel Programs 

  • Staff are already addressing this policy and it will be brought back to the Board.

- 2370 Educational Options

  • Check statutes.
  • Use Neola template.
  • Staff will make recommendations on participation options.

- 2371 Hope Scholarships

  • No changes.

- 2410 School Health Services

  • No changes.

- 2411 Guidance and Counseling

  • No changes.

- 2411.01 College/Career Readiness Assessment

  • Remove Florida and only include Virtual School.

- 2412 Homebound Instruction Program

  • No changes.
  • Verify that the district is still legally able to state "The District retains the right to schedule the time and place that homebound instruction will be provided".

The remaining 2000 policies will be addressed at the May 9, 2023 Work Session.

Closing Remarks
12. Closing Remarks
13. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:31 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________


  • Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.   Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org and YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/BrevardSchools.   
  • Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Karyle Green, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Dr. Green may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11266 (voice) or green.karyle@brevardschools.org (email).
  • Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board during the Rule Development portion of the meeting specific to the policy being discussed.  There will be no other opportunity to public comment during workshops.
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