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9:00 a.m.

April 4, 2023 Special Board Meeting
Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.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.

Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda

Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:

Additions:

  • Item 6:  Temporary Delegation of Authority - Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services
  • Item 7:  Job Description:  Assistant General Counsel
  • Item 8:  Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the April 4, 2023 Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Public Comments
5. Public Comments

No individuals signed up to address the Board.

Action
6. Temporary Delegation of Authority - Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services
Motion
Approve the temporary delegation of all routine administrative authority (personnel actions, purchasing actions, budget actions as examples) currently held by the Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services to Russell Cheatham, Assistant Superintendent Educational Technology, effective until Ms. Hann is no longer serving as the Acting Superintendent.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
7. Job Description: Assistant General Counsel
JD Authorization Form - Asst. Gen. Counsel.pdf
9150_ASST GEN COUN_A0012_11.01.21.pdf
Motion
Recommend the Board approve the reinstatement of job description Assistant General Counsel.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
8. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The reclassification/transfer of Marijo Seibel from the position of Certified Counselor at Lockmar Elementary School to the position of temporary Assistant General Counsel effective April 4, 2023 through June 30, 2023, with a pro-rated salary of $110,000. Accept the retirement of John C. Harris from the position of Principal at Heritage High School, effective March 31, 2023. Accept the position change of Stephen B. Link from the position of Acting Principal at Heritage High School, board approved on March 28, 2023, to the position of Interim Principal at Heritage High School, effective April 3, 2023. The appointment of Francis A. O’Leary to the position of Acting Principal at Lewis Carroll Elementary School, on annual contract, effective April 5, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Discussion
9. Superintendent Search
Board Tally Sheet .xlsx
Semi finalist letter.docx
Semi finalist upload instructions.docx
Superintendent Compensation Options (4).docx
Brevard Sample Interview Schedule - 4 Finalists.xls

Bill Vogel provided an overview of the candidates that applied for the Superintendent positions.

Andrea Messina asked each Board Member for their selection of candidates and tallied each for review/consideration. The Board determined to include eleven candidates as semi-finalists, to include the following:
 

  1.  #8 - Ernie Lozano
  2.  #9 - Scott Schneider
  3. #11 - Dr. James Larsen
  4. #15 - Dr. Mark J. Rendell
  5. #18 - J. Rebecca Raulerson
  6. #21 - John Stratton
  7. #22 - Dr. Jason C. Wysong
  8. #23 - Mark K. Vianello
  9. #24 - Captain Stephen Kingston, US Navy (ret.)
  10. #25 - Dr. Kim D. Moore
  11. #26 - Dr. Peter B. Licata


Board Members requested to give semi-finalist until Thursday, April 13, 2023, to submit their video to address the following questions:

  1. What innovative solutions can Brevard create that will make our school district the most competitive and prepare our workforce pipeline to feed the needs of our community and the footprint for space?
  2. Wat are your thoughts on Florida's House Bill 1 and how do you think it will impact public education?
  3. For those who would criticize your leadership and communication styles, what would they say are your weaknesses?  How have you responded to any of these criticisms?


John Reichert provided an overview of the interview process and next steps to include reviewing the interview schedule, Mr. Bruhn stated that staff is currently prepared for 5 finalists and will expand as needed.  Cabinet members committed to serve as tour guides include Russell Bruhn, Jane Cline, Stephanie Soliven, Cindy Lesinski and Russell Cheatham.  Mr. Bruhn is working to identify community leaders to also attend the tours.  He stated that he is prepared to plan and execute the meals onsite as needed.

Bill Vogel reviewed compensation options for the Board to review in preparation for contract negotiations when the Superintendent is selected.  Board Members were requested to meet individually with Mr. Gibbs, General Counsel, to provide their input on the compensation options.

The Board expressed appreciation to the members from FSBA for their work.

Adjournment
10. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 9:36 a.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.  However, during special meetings, comments will be limited to agenda items only.  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, will close at the start of the Board meeting.

NOTES: 

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