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9:00 a.m.

August 15, 2023, Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Susin called the meeting to order at 9:02 am

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 asked everyone present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Topics
4. 5000 Policy Review

Starred (*) need an Administrative Procedure

 

*po5341-EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes..

po5350-STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

  • Recommended to add the NEOLA updates.
  • Update SRA
  • The Board discussed adding the suicide prevention number (988) to the back of identification cards.

*po5410-STUDENT PROGRESSION

  • Update for compliance; specifically – exemptions from State

po5410.01-PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION

  • Update for compliance.
  • Tara Harris spoke on this policy.

po5420-REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS

  • Update by NEOLA
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5421- V1 GRADINGpo5421- V2 GRADING

  • Staff review-chose which version.
  • The Board recommended they update to NEOLA changes.

po5421.01 – GRADE FORGIVENESS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • New policy needed.

po5430-CLASS RANK

  • Add Student Progression Plan Link.
  • Ms. Wright recommended to add link to the Student Progression Plan to all policies that reference the plan.

po5440-STUDENT PROGRESS THROUGH MASTERY LEARNING

  • As is.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5451-STUDENT RECOGNITION

  • The Board recommended that we leave it up to the school Principal.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5460-GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • The Board recommends to link the Student Progression Plan.
  • Update Legal.

po5460.01-GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • As is.
  • The Board recommended add the link to the Student Progression Plan.

po5463-CREDITS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS

  • As is.
  • The Board recommended add the link to the Student Progression Plan.

*po5464-EARLY GRADUATION

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Parents need to understand their options.
  • Ms. Campbell recommended a title change to match NEOLA: "Accelerated Graduation Options".

po5465-GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) TESTS

  • Update to reflect NEOLA changes.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5500-STUDENT CONDUCT

  • 2023 update by BPS

po5511-STUDENT DRESS CODE

  • As is.

po5512 SMOKING AND TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT

  • BPS does not have this, but we do have po3215 which has already been revised in 2022.
  • Implement

*po5513-CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

Po5514 USE OF BICYCLES

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes: second option only. 

po5515-USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Ms. Hann recommended a Golf Cart Policy.

po5516-STUDENT HAZING

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Ms. Dampier spoke on the policy.

po5517-ANTI-HARASSMENT; COMPLIANCE OFFICERS; COMPLAINT AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5517.01-BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Public Discussion from the Board Meeting on August 8, 2023, on Hate Speech possibly included.

po5517.03-DATING VIOLENCE AND ABUSE

  • As is already updated.

*po5520-DISORDER AND DEMONSTRATION

  • Needs reviewed, should be clear.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Link the Student Code of Conduct.

*po5530-DRUG PREVENTION

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5531-STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5540-THE SCHOOLS AND INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING STUDENTS

  • As is.

po5600-STUDENT DISCIPLINE

  • As is.

*po5605-SUSPENSION/EXPULSION OF DISABLED STUDENTS

  • As is.

po5610-REMOVAL, OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION, DISCIPLINARY PLACEMENT, AND EXPULSION OF STUDENTS

  • 2023 update
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

Po5610.01 EMERGENCY REMOVAL OF STUDENTS

  • The Board recommended the addition of this policy to BPS.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

*po5610.02 IN-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

  • NEOLA update 2018
  • The Board recommended to add the language reverse suspension possible.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

*po5610.03 DETENTION OF STUDENTS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

Po5610.04 SUSPENSION OF BUS RIDING – TRANSPORTATION PRIVILEGES

  • Consider adding this policy to BPS.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

*po5610.05-PARTICIPATION IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Consider adding.
  • Holding out athlete for a period of time; what is definition of period of time.
  • Discussion: need to be built into the policy; check against statutes.

po5611-DUE PROCESS RIGHTS

  • The Board recommended for the language to match NEOLA.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5630-CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

  • As is.

Po5630.01 SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

  • As is.

po5710-STUDENT AND PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN COMPLAINTS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5722-SCHOOL-SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

Po5724 PREPARATION FOR VOTERS REGISTRATION

  • Chairman Susin recommended adding this policy to BPS.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5730-EQUAL ACCESS FOR NONDISTRICT-SPONSORED, STUDENT CLUBS OR ACTIVITIES

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5751-PARENTAL-MARRIED STATUS OF STUDENTS

  • As is.

*po5771-SEARCH AND SEIZURE

  • NEOLA update: update what BPS administrators can do vs what an SRO can do. 
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5772-WEAPONS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5780-STUDENT RIGHTS/PARENT RIGHTS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.
  • Reiterate No Corporal Punishment

Po5780.01 PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

  • The recommendation is to add this policy.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.

po5830-STUDENT FUND-RAISING

  • As is.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.

po5840-STUDENT GROUPS

  • The Board recommended that we clarify the language.
  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5845-STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • As is.

po5850-SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENTS

  • As is.

po5855 STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL EVENTS

  • No

po5860 SAFETY PATROL

  • No

po5865 DESIGNATION OF BATHROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS, AND DRESSING ROOMS

  • No – rescinded by NEOLA

*po5880-PUBLIC PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with the recommended changes.

po5895-STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

  • As is – ensure Board Compliance

 

Closing Remarks
5. Closing Remarks

Ms. Wright, questioned where are we with the Book Review Committee.

Mr. Gibbs answered that Ms. Harris is working on this. 

Ms. Harris spoke about the process on this policy.

 

Chairman Susin brought up two (2) discussion points he would like to add to the August 22, 2023, Work Session.

  • Contract Performance Review
  • Citizens Advisory Board

 

Adjournment
6. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 11:27 am

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

NOTES:  

  • 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 Ms. Williams, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date. Gail Williams may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11265 (voice) or williams.gail@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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