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Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.
 

August 11, 2020 School Board Meeting

BPS continues to modify its meeting protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Up to thirty seats, in addition to Board and staff, will be available to interested community members and media. There will be an online registration process in order to facilitate attendees. Seats will be allocated in the order of registration The registration link will be posted on www.brevardschools.org from Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., through Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8 a.m. Registrants will be contacted by email on Monday, August 10, 2020 with their registration number and whether a seat will be available. Registrants must arrive in the lobby of ESF between 5:00 - 5:15 p.m. and show ID to receive their seat assignment. Persons wishing to speak who are not pre-registered must register in-person by 5:30 p.m. and then will be added to the speakers list prior to the meeting. If you wish to speak and do not have a seat, you will be waiting outside and called/escorted to (and from) the meeting room.  Those persons attending the Board meeting in person will be required to wear a face covering.

Public comments may also be made through recording and advance registration is required. The registration link will be posted on www.brevardschools.org from Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., through Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8 a.m. Registered participants will be called Monday, August 10, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and recorded comments will be played during the appropriate portions of the meeting and tentative budget hearing.

The meeting will be livestreamed through normal viewing channels so that everyone has access to the meeting in real time.

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The School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Educational Services Facility.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Tuesday, August 4, 2020 edition of Florida Today.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board Office.

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A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.  

 

She read the following statement:

We continue to modify meeting processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Public attendance is permitted on a limited basis allowing for 30 persons in addition to staff and Board members.  Persons wishing to make public comments are able to make them in person or were able to make recorded comments. 

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

A moment of silent reflection was held in memory of one of out BPS family members who recently passed away:  Eugene Binderup, a teacher from Challenger 7 Elementary.

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

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Board members and Dr. Mullins recognized students, staff, programs and members of the community for the positive contributions and efforts made on behalf of  Brevard Public Schools.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on  Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Revision

  • A-7.  Administrative Staff Recommendations

Additions

  • G-14. Coronovirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  • G-22. Amendment to School Reopening Plan (Face Coverings)
  • H-25. Adult Education and Family Literacy - Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Grant for 2020-2021
  • H-26. Adult Ecuation and Family Literacy Programs - Adult General Eduation, English Literacy and Civics Education and Family Literacy Grant for 2020-2021

 

Motion
Adopt the August 11, 2020 School Board Meeting Agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Lori E. Chaplin from the position of Assistant Principal at Viera Elementary School, effective July 31, 2020. Accept the retirement of Carol A. Burns from the position of Assistant Principal at Gemini Elementary School, effective August 5, 2020. The reclassification/transfer of Jannette A. Connor from the position of Certified School Counselor at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Satellite High School, on annual contract, effective August 12, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Christine Rosado to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Gemini Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 12, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Tracy Seibert from the position of Literacy Coach at Suntree Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Surfside Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 12, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Jessica Mostowski from the position of Teacher at McAuliffe Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 12, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment

Public Comments could be made in person or via recording.

In Person Comments

  • Bill Pearlman - Shared a concern to request some flexibility and grace to employees.  He requested that directors extend flexibility to employees to view virtual meetings in home when possible.   
  • Gwendolyn Systo - Improving on-line learning
  • Chloe Murphy- Safely having extracurricular activities
  • Delores Varney - Local 1010 reopening
  • Anthony Colucci - BFT reopening and support of establishing metrics  
  • Robert Wray - What can substitutes do to prepare for coming year?

Recorded Comments

  • Reba Logsdon - Concerns over school re-opening and bus   
  • Kathy West - Subs should receive hazard pay

Board members commented on being flexible with employees.  There was discussion about what this meant and that there are options to have a safe space at the work place rather than staying home. Dr. Thedy explained that  training is in the works for substitutes, but is not finalized.

 

F. Consent
F. Board Office
9. Meeting Minutes
2020-0709 Workshop Draft Reopening.pdf
2020-0721 Board Budget Workshop.pdf
F. Financial Services
10. Property Disposal
Board Report 08-11-2020.pdf
F. Human Resources
11. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 08-11-20.pdf
12. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 08-11-20.pdf
13. Job Description: Director - Equity and Diversity
92XX_DIR-EQ DIV_D0211_Draft.pdf
Updated_D0211 JD Authorization Form.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
14. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
F. District Operations
15. 2020-2022 Memorandum of Understanding with Municipalities for School Resource Officers
Cocoa 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Cocoa Beach 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Indian Harbour Beach 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Melbourne 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Palm Bay 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Rockledge 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Satellite Beach 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Titusville 2020-22 MOU-SRO signed by city.pdf
Melbourne Beach 2020-22 MOU-SRO approved by Town 8.5.2020 (002).pdf
F. Project Management
16. Appoint School Board Representative to the City of Satellite Beach Local Planning Agency
17. Appoint School Board Representative to the City of Indian Harbour Beach Local Planning Agency
18. Palm Bay Magnet High School - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Palm Bay Magnet HS Intercom Renewal GMP Attachments.pdf
ICOC approval of additional facility renewal funds 06 17 2020.pdf
19. Allocation of Sales Surtax Revenue - Educational Technology
ICOC meeting excerpt August 21, 2019 - programming educational technology and facility renewal funds.pdf
ICOC approval of additional educational technology funds 02 19 2020.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
20. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the August 11, 2020 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion:
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Board Office
21. Emergency Rule Policy Regarding Face Coverings
Mask Policy - R8-7-2020 - Clean.pdf
Motion
Approve the recommended emergency policy authorizing the Superintendent to require face coverings consistent with the policy effective August 11, 2020 to remain in effect for 90 days unless extended pursuant to Section 120.54(4) Florida Statutes and amended per the following: Remove the future policy numbers at the top of the policy document In Section 2: add “an IEP and 504 exception that removes the mask requirement based upon documentation that has been provided during the IEP and 504 process.” And In Section 2: Remove supervisor approval for employees if they are maintaining social distancing defined as six feet. And In Section 4: Change faculty are encouraged to use face shields to faculty are allowed to use face shields…
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Nay
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
22. Amendment to School Reopening Plan (Face Covering Requirement)
Face Covering 8 7 - Reopening Amendment.pdf
Motion
Approve the amendment to the District Reopening Plan 2020-2021 requiring face coverings with certain approved exceptions as referenced in the emergency rule policy.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Nay
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. District Operations
23. Procurement Solicitations
a - SC 17-089-SC-DR - Finance & Performance Audits - Extension.pdf
b - 19-117-SC-SH - Agriculture and Lawn Eqpmt - Extension.pdf
Motion
Approve the State Contracts (SCs) Extensions below: a) SC 17-SC-089-DR-A1 - Financial & Performance Audit Extension - Facilities Services - $250,000.00 b) SC 19-117-SC-SH - Agriculture and Lawn Equipment - Facilities Services - $200,000.00
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
24. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 21-044-A-WH - Blackboard.pdf
b - 21-034-A-KR - Behavior Services of Brevard.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 21-044-A-WH - Blackboard - Educational Technology - $218,756.01 - Operating Other b) 21-034-A-KR – Behavioral Services for Individual Student – Student Services - $60,800.00 – Special Revenue Federal
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
H. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
25. Adult Education and Family Literacy – Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Grant for 2020-2021
26. Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs – Adult General Education, English Literacy and Civics Education and Family Literacy Grant for 2020-2021
H. Exceptional Student Education
27. Approve the new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) 2019-2020 through 2021-2022
Brevard ESE Policies and Procedures 2019-2020 through 2021-2022 with Bookmarks.Final 7.10.2020.pdf
SIGNATURE PAGE-2019-2022 (fillable).pdf
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
28. Board Member Reports
L. Superintendent's Report
29. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
30. Adjournment

Hearing no further business, Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 6:53 p.m.

For further details regarding this meeting, please refer to the published video found at www.brevardschools.org. 

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.

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NOTE:  Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.  BPS-TV will replay the meeting Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.,Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org.   

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