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August 10, 2021 School Board Meeting

The School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, July 29, 2021 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford welcomed her fellow Board members and the viewing audience and called the August 10, 2021 School Board meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

 

She read the following statements to help ensure a more orderly meeting.

 

"For those joining us in the audience this evening, I want to advise you of a few things. First, if you must leave the building for any reason, you will not be permitted to re-enter. Your seat will be given to the next person waiting to enter.

 

Additionally, please note that this is a business meeting of the board held in the public. The board is authorized to adopt rules or policies to maintain orderly conduct or proper decorum in a public meeting and your opportunity to be heard is subject to those rules and policies. The appropriate place for public participation in the meeting is during your individual public comment opportunity as identified in the agenda. Outside of your individual public comment opportunity, your role in the meeting is as an observer.

 

Pursuant to Florida Statute 877.13, it is unlawful, and a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to 60 days jail and a $500 fine for any person:

(1) knowingly to disrupt or interfere with the lawful administration or functions of any educational institution or school board; or

(2) knowingly to advise, counsel, or instruct any school pupil or school employee to disrupt any school or school board function or activity on school board property.

 

I will ask persons deemed to be knowingly or intentionally disrupting this meeting of the Brevard Public School Board to stop or leave.  If persons receiving the warning do not follow my instructions, I will instruct Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies to take any law enforcement action they deem appropriate and you may be escorted, detained, or arrested depending on the conduct.  Persons who refuse to depart after a warning, may also be committing the crime of Trespassing, pursuant to Florida Statute section 810.09.  These statutes apply to conduct on all school board property which includes this board room as well the outside of this building to the sidewalks.

 

In the event multiple individuals fail to adhere to these expectations and board business cannot continue due to disruption, I will call a recess and request that the law enforcement officers present clear the board room of attendees. When the room is cleared, the board will return and resume their meeting with no public present.  Those who are signed up to speak will be seated under the front entry area and called in when it is your time to speak. If you continue to cause a disruption, you are in violation of F.S.S. 877.13 or if you fail to leave the premises after being warned by the Sheriff’s Office, you are committing trespass and the board has authorized the Sheriff’s Office to enforce these rules."

 

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

  • Mr. Susin was present telephonically.
A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

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

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

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Following the Pledge, Chairman Belford welcomed the healthcare professionals on hand to answer questions the Board may have.  She asked them to introduce themselves and explained that the Board would be asking questions following the conclusion of the Superintendent's Report.

 

Health Leaders Present:

Dr. Eric Deppert, Dr. Mary Ulrich, John Davis, Helen Medlin and Maria Stahl

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

Board members and Dr. Mullins provided recognition to the various students, staff, community partners and programs and the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools. 

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
Motion
Adopt the August 10, 2021 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Doreen Carlo-Coryell from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Roosevelt Elementary School, effective August 4, 2021. The reclassification/transfer of Courtney B. Lundy from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Satellite High School to the position of Interim Principal at Stone Magnet Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 11, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the retirement of Stephanie R. Archer from the position of Director of Elementary Programs, effective September 15, 2021. The transfer of Catherine Murphy from the position of Principal at Fairglen Elementary School to the position of Principal at Endeavour Elementary School, effective August 25, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Rachel Roberts from the position of Principal at Columbia Elementary School to the position of Director – Elementary Leading and Learning, effective September 10, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Chana M. Speir from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Cambridge Elementary School to the position of Coordinator in Student Services, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2021.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Superintendent
8. Superintendent's Report - COVID Mitigation Strategies Summary
Superintendent Report - 8.10.2021 Board Meeting - COVID Mitigation Strategies Summary.pdf
21.22 Covid Flowcharts 8.9.21.pdf

Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins provided a summary of the COVID Mitigation strategies in place for Brevard Public Schools.  Chris Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Service, provided the latest quarantine information for students given the Florida Department of Health.  Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Human Resources Officer, provided information on employee quarantines.

 

Following the Superintendent's Report, the opportunity to ask the health experts questions was provided to the Board.  Questions ranged from masks, to transmission rates to hospitalizations.  Consistently, the health experts stated that universal masking, social distancing, hand washing and vaccinations are the most effective mitigation strategies the public currently has to fight the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.  

 

Chairman Belford thanked the panel and let them know they were free to leave before public comments.

 

Chairman Belford called for a recess at: 7:09 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at: 7:23 p.m.

 

 

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Speakers in order of appearance:

  1. Jody Hand - Masks Optional and Quarantine
  2. Thomas Jefferson - Masks
  3. Dustin Platter - Restore masks
  4. Alejandro Platter - Restore masks
  5. Aisha Hosey - Mask Mandate
  6. Bennie Jackson - Mask (Add hospitalizations)
  7. Pamela Castellana - Re-implementation of mask
  8. Elizabeth Logan - Mask Mandate
  9. Jonathan Schuman - Masks
  10. Cheryl Wojciechowski - In favor or mask mandate
  11. Andrea Cannizzaro - Mask
  12. Michelle Barrineau - Pro Mask Mandate
  13. Molly Domin - Mandate Masks
  14. Jabari Hosey - For Universal masks
  15. Kelly Damerow - Support Mandatory Masks
  16. Karen Clark - Masks in School is Important
  17. Julie O'neill - Pro mask mandate
  18. Katherine Hamilton - Mask mandates save lives. It is evidence based.
  19. Christopher Paganoni-Mask Mandate
  20. Erin Davison - Dashboard stats
  21. Elliot Davison - Optional Masking 
  22. Lashon Taylor - Masks
  23. Crystal Coats - Keep masks optional
  24. Rosemarie Brown - Masks for all
  25. Julie Bywater - Masks
  26. Alexander Groden - Urge in favor of masks
  27. Julie Kellgren - Brevard statistics for COVID cases
  28. Ashley Hall - Keep masks optional/Don't quarantine healthy kids
  29. Danielle McDonough - Quarantine / Masks
  30. Corrina Stone - Masks
  31. Gordan Summer - masks
  32. Bernard Bryan - Mask
  33. Ron McClellan - Alternate solution to masking
  34. Candace Bodner - Viewpoint of a retired teacher/now substitute (pro mask)
  35. Liz Brookshire - THS Swim Pool
  36. Carlye Smith - Masks
  37. Julie Deluca - keep masks optional 
  38. James Paddock - Masks 
  39. Erin Dunne - Masks in schools with everybody else.
  40. Amy Seibal - Quarantine
  41. Mithu Sherin - Against mask mandate
  42. Jeff Sherin- Masks optional - No quarantines or contact tracing
  43. Edye Nunez - Keep masks quarantines
  44. Sara Chiavario - mask
  45. Katie Delaney - Masks/Quarantines
  46. Ashley Joiner - masking/quarantines
  47. Jonathan Skinner - ELO  - denied
  48. Jeremy Bullock - CRT, mask/VAX Mandates
  49. Kimberly Gibbs - Reinstate mask requirement
  50. Ashton Gelzinis - Mask Mandate
  51. Crystal Doty - Pro Mask
  52. Katie Ainsley - Quarantines - did not speak

 

During public comments Chairman Belford called for a recess at: 8:32 p.m. and reconvened at: 8:44 p.m.  She called another recess following the conclusion of public comments at 9:45 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 9:56 p.m.

Motion
Approve the motion to hear all 56 persons signed up to speak during the first public speaking portion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
F. Financial Services
11. Property Disposal
Board Report 08-10-2021.pdf
Board Letters 08-10-2021.pdf
F. Human Resources
12. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 08-10-21.pdf
13. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 08-10-21.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
14. Field Trip - Merritt Island High School's Varsity Football Team to Cairo, Georgia on September 23-25, 2021
MIHS Tentative Itinerary - Cairo High School, Cairo GA Sept. 2021.pdf
F. Student Support Services
15. Mental Health Grant Submission for School Year 2021-2022
MH YMHFA APPLICATION WORD For SB 7.26.2021 (003).pdf

Dr. Mullins reiterated COVID mitigation strategies. Ms. Chris Moore walked through new flow charts for quarantine processes.Passing of three new rules.  

Campbell - is there a way if a student has had a verified within 90 days.  Can parents supply to the school voluntarily? Moore - they can submit to the clinic. Moore - we are not requesting lab reports or vaccine cards - but we will accept them. There was some questions about 6 to 3 feet. Moore - it is 6 feet. Getting a stay home. 

Jenkins - thanked for flow charter.  shout out and a thank you.

Dr. Thedy - there are distinct differences between students and adults. 4 avenues - either a verified within 90 days. 

Jenkins - 

F. Project Management
16. Creel Elementary School - Additional Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Creel Building 1 Classroom Walls Change Order #1.pdf
17. Endeavour Elementary - Educational Technology - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Endeavour ET Renewal - Attachments.pdf
18. Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School Facility Renewal - Close Out
SCHS FR OEF 209 210714.pdf
19. Resolution 2022-02 Relating to the Disposal of a 60 Feet Wide Portion of Vacant Land, Located East of McLarty Stadium in Rockledge
RESOLUTION 2021-__-McLarty (60' Strip) Disposal.pdf
20. Resolution 2022-03, A Resolution of The School Board of Brevard County, Relating to the Disposal of Whispering Hills Education Center, Located in Titusville
Draft-RESOLUTION 2021-__-Parcel 80 Whispering Hills Educational Center Facility Disposal.pdf
21. Temporary Construction Easement - Mims Elementary Stormwater Structure
Pages from 1992-03-06-Mims-Reno Remodel PH3.pdf
Mims_TCE and Exhibit.pdf
22. Holland Elementary School, DeLaura Middle School, Satellite High School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Satellite-Holland-DeLaura Intercom GMP Attachment.pdf
23. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School and Southwest Middle School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Southwest-West Shore Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
24. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the August 10, 2021 School Board meeting agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Board Office
25. Consideration - Re-implementation of Policy 8420.02

Ms. Jenkins had asked to have this item added to the August 10, 2021 agenda. She made a motion to re-implement Policy 8420.02 which was seconded by Ms. McDougall.  She then made a motion to amend the motion to include a strictly outlined opt-out clause.  Ms. McDougall seconded the amendment.

 

Empassioned discussion ensued.  Ms. Jenkins and Ms. McDougall were empahtic that students and staff need the protection that masks offer and were not willing to do nothing. Mr. Susin, Ms. Campbell and Ms. Belford felt the opt out not only would be unsuccessful, but place an enormous burden on staff to track. Ms. Belford explained the consequences the District could face if they defied the Governor's executive order.

 

The amendment was voted on and failed three to two: 

  • Nay votes: Belford, Campbell and Susin
  • Aye votes: Jenkins and McDougall

A vote was taken on the original motion and failed three to two:

  • Nay votes: Belford, Campbell and Susin
  • Aye votes: Jenkins and McDougall
Motion
Approve the re-implementation of Policy 8420.02.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
Motion
Approve the amendment to the motion to approve the re-implementation of Policy 8420.02 to include a strictly outlined opt-out option.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
26. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 21-695-A-MC - Brevard CARES.pdf
b-19-708-bw-jw-a3-florida-department-of-health-services-amendment-3_2.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a - 21-695-A-MC - Brevard C.A.R.E.S - Elementary Leading & Learning - $64,800.00 - Special Revenue Federal Approve the Bid Waived (BW) below: b - 19-708-BW-JW-A3 - Florida Department of Health Services - Student Services - $110,372.00
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
27. Procurement Solicitations
a - 21-572-B-WH - Temporary Personnel Services.pdf
b - ITB 21-563-B-JW Court Resurfacing and or Striping.pdf
c - 18-B-042-WH - Micorsoft Volume Licensing Increase.pdf
d - ITB 19-904-B-JW - Temporary Services - Termination.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a - ITB 21-572-B-WH - Temporary Personnel Services - Food and Nutrition Services - $Variable b - ITB 21-563-B-JW - Court Resurfacing and/or Striping - Facilities Services - $Variable Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Increase below: c - ITB 18-B-042-WH - Microsoft Volume Licensing Spending Increase - Educational Technology - $912,606.94 - Operating Other Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) Cancellation below: d - ITB 19-904-B-JW - Temporary Personnel Services - Cancellation - Food and Nutrition Services - $N/A Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: e – RFP 21-525-P-JE – Recycle Collection Services – Facilities Services - $Variable – Operating Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
H. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
28. Renewal Charter Contract - Imagine Schools of West Melbourne
2021-2026 IMWM Charter Renewal Final.doc
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
29. Board Member Reports
L. Superintendent's Report
30. Superintendent's Report
M. Student Discipline
N. Adjournment
31. Adjournment

Hearing no further business, Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 11:28 p.m.

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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.  The maximum allotted time for a presentation is three (3) minutes.  A speaker's time may not be allocated to others.  Individuals must complete a form located on a table near the east wall of the boardroom.  Thirty minutes will be set aside at the beginning of the meeting for public discussion on non-agenda items.  Up to thirty minutes of public discussion will be allowed for each agenda action item.

NOTE:  If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with regard to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purposes, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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