Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.

August 22, 2023, Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Susin called the meeting to order at 5:29pm.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present: Katye Campbell, Matt Susin, Gene Trent and Megan Wright

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

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

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

Chairman Susin asked Ms. Hannah a Rockledge High student to lead all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
5. Rockledge High School Orchestra

The Rockledge Orchestra and Ms. McGivney performed before the Board, Dr. Rendell and the audience two beautifully played pieces.  Chairman Susin invited Addyson Jones to the podium to speak.  The Board thanked Ms. McGivney and the Rockledge High Orchestra for their performance.  An informational video was played.



Recess 5:40 pm 

Return 5:44 pm


A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
6. Board Members/Superintendent Recognitions

Board Members and Dr. Rendell recognized various students, staff, community members and business partners and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.



Recess 6:18 pm

Return 6:20 pm



A. Adoption of Agenda
7. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Rendell read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:

  • addition of F17. Job Description: Custodian
  • revisions to A8. Administrative Staff Recommendations and H29 Procurement Solicitations





Adopt the August 22, 2023 Board Meeting and its revisions, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
8. Administrative Staff Recommendations

After the Board voted to approve the administrative recommendations, Dr. Rendell recognized administrators who were in attendance.

Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations:
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
9. 2024 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award

Board Members, Dr. Rendell and Community Credit Union representatives recognized Brevard Public Schools 2024 Principal and Assistant Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comments
10. Public Comments

Chairman Susin reminded speakers of their time limit of three minutes and of the decorum expected while speaking.  

18 individuals signed up to address the Board.

F. Consent
F. Board Office
11. Meeting Minutes
july-27-2023-work-session-minutes (1).pdf
july-27-2023-tentative-budget-hearing-school-board-meeting-minutes (2).pdf
august-8-2023-board-meeting-minutes (1).pdf
august-8-2023-work-session-minutes (1).pdf
F. Financial Services
12. BPS/BSF Annual Agreement
BSF - District Agreement 2023-24 Draft - JMW CLEAN 07-12-2023FINAL.pdf
13. Property Disposal
Board Report 08-22-2023.pdf
Board Report Letters 08-22-2023.pdf
F. Human Resources
14. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 08-22-23.pdf
15. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 08-22-23.pdf
16. Personnel Allocations 2023-2024
Personnel Allocations Manual 2023-24_Redlined.pdf
Personnel Allocations Manual 2023-24_Clean.pdf
F. Student Services
17. Title III Part A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
18. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, K-12 Entitlement
19. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, Preschool Entitlement
20. Enhanced Instructional Opportunities for Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Youth
F. Project Management
21. West Melbourne School for Science - DCR and Demolition of Portables
West Melbourne Site Plan-DCR LL01, N065-N167-N916.pdf
22. Oak Park Elementary School Classroom Casework Renovations - Close Out
OEF Oak Park Casework.pdf
23. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School - Design Build Services
Cocoa Beach Aqualab Early Works GMP Attachments.pdf
24. Easement and Bill of Sale to City of Cocoa Utilities - Rockledge High School Fire Line
Rockledge HS Fire Line - City of Cocoa Bill-of-Sale for signature.pdf
Aerial - Rockledge HS Fire Line Easement.pdf
Rockledge HS Fireline - City of Cocoa Water Line Easement.pdf
25. Mims Elementary School - Additional Construction Management Services
Mims Intercom Change Order No. 1.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
26. Approval of Consent

Ms. Wright stepped out of the boardroom during this vote.

Approve the August 22, 2023, Regular Meeting Consent agenda with the exception of the item number F17 pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Not Present
Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Labor Relations
27. Job Description: Custodian
JD Authorization Form - Custodian (002).pdf
CUSTODIAN_L5015_08.14.23 clean.pdf
9500_CUSTODIAN_L5015_07.01.20a SH 08.03.2023.pdf

The Board discussed an issue in the new job description.  The Board decided to move this item to the next board meeting.

G. Public Hearing
G. Project Management
28. Revisions to Policy 6180.01 Allocation and Use of Sales Surtax and New Administrative Procedure 6180.01
1 - po and ap with Coverpages for Upload 6180.1.pdf
HB 1259 engrossed.pdf

Chairman Susin opened for discussion or comments.  No, comments or discussion.  Board voted to pass.


Ms. Wright stepped out of the boardroom.

Review and approve revisions to Policy 6180.01
Vote Results ( Not Started )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
29. Procurement Solicitations
A)21-221-P-WH - Agenda Item -Amend 3 -Analytics and Gradebook.pdf
B)23-752-B-TC NOI-Reject All Bids..pdf
C)23-1074-SS-WH -n2y for Board Signature....pdf
D)Agenda 24-100-PB-LWS final..pdf
E)24-097-PB-DR - OpenGov Piggyback Letter Final...pdf

Chairman Susin opened for discussion or comments.  No, comments or discussion.  Board voted to pass.

Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: a) 21-221-P-WH - Student Information System - Amendment 3 - Accounting Services - $3,394,926.25 - Operating - Other Approve the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) below: b) 23-752-B-TC - Fire Extinguisher Sales, Inspections & Recharging Services - Reject All Responses - Facilities Services - $N/A - Operating - Other Approve the Sole Source (SS) below: c) 23-1074-SS-WH – News to You - n2y - ESE Program Support - $86,992.88 - Special Revenue - Federal Approve the Piggy Back (PB) below: d) 24-100-PB-LW, IFSS, Security Systems - Installation, Repair & Monitoring Services - Facilities, Plant Operations & Maintenance - $Variable - Sales Surtax e) 24-097-PB-WH – eProcurement & Contract Management Software - Procurement - $228,369.70 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Not Present
30. Department/School Initiated Agreements
A) 24-017-A-MC Kaier Consulting.pdf
B)24-087-A-MC Drug Diversion Prog Board agenda..pdf

Chairman Susin opened for discussion or comments.  No, comments or discussion.  Board voted to pass.

Approve the Agreements below: a) 24-017-A-MC Kaier EC Consulting, LLC - Elementary Leading & Learning - $67,500.00 - Special Revenue - Federal b)24-087-A-MC – Brevard Prevention Coalition/Drug Diversion Program - Alternative School - $150,000.00 - Operating-Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Not Present
H. Legal Services
31. Amended Outside Legal Counsel Contract 23-1042-A-KR - Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP and Co-Counsel
Social Media Representation Agreement (Wagstaff-Maher)_Brevard v2_Final.pdf

Chairman Susin opened for discussion or comments.  No, comments or discussion.  Board voted to pass.


Ms. Wright returned after the vote at 7:12 pm

Approve amended conract for legal representation in Social Media Litigation.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Not Present
I. Information
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
32. Board Members Reports/Discussion Points

Mr. Trent spoke on the public comments about the voting practices by the Board members.  


Ms. Wright brought up the Viera High hazing incident.  Dr. Rendell gave a brief explanation of what occurred and what steps are being taken to educate the students and staff involved going forward. 



Recess 7:24 pm

Returned 7:33 pm


Topics carried over from the August 22, 2023, Work Session 

The Board and Dr. Rendell discussed the following topics:

  • po3124 Drug Free Workplace:
    • Recommended to move forward with the following language updates:
      • from being barred from applying to BPS for a period of 1yr.
      • to a 30-day period of time before a potential applicant can apply again. 
      • The language will not change if a person fails a drug test.
  • Contract Performance Review:
    • Board recommended moving forward.
  • Citizens Advisory Board: 
    • Ms. Campbell recommended that we follow the Charters.
    • Review models from other districts that have a Citizens Advisory Board and ensure legal review.
  • Lobbyist Registration:
    • Policy: 
      • The Board recommended to send to NEOLA and they will add to our numbering system.  
    • Registration:
      • The Board recommended to send to staff and bring any changes to the Board.




  • Ms. Wright brought up communication that was released from the District on Covid. 
    • Dr. Rendell recommended that we return to the pre Covid policy.  The Board discussed this, and Dr. Rendell will send a letter to the State DOH for clarification so that BPS is following the correct protocol.  
  • Ms. Campbell brought up the concern that parents are being required to sign off on all activities (tutoring, assemblies, clubs, etc.).  
    • The Board recommended bundling these required parental approval documents sent out for digital signature or paper format. 
L. Superintendent's Report
33. Superintendent's Report
M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
N. Adjournment
34. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 8:15pm.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

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