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August 24, 2021 School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida, met in regular session on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, July 22, 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 called the meeting to order at: 5:32 pm

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Chairman Belford asked for a moment of silence in memory of a BPS family member who recently passed away: Donald Milcoff, a transportation employee.

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

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 18, 2021.

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
  • F-14. Support Staff Recommendations

 

 

Motion
Approve the August 24, 2021 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
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: The reclassification/transfer of Roxanne M. Blaile from the position of Literacy Coach at Imperial Estates Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Roosevelt Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 25, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Christy A. Meraz from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Endeavour Elementary School to the position of Principal at Fairglen Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 25, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Jennifer C. Julian from the position of Principal at Gemini Elementary School to the position of Principal at Columbia Elementary School, on annual contract, effective September 10, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Jasmin M. Baez from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Satellite High School, on annual contract, effective August 25, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
At the request of Mr. Susin, Dr. Mullins read the names and positions of the listed administrators.
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
8. Surtax II Work Completed Over the Summer
Surtax and Capital Projects Summary 2021-08-22.pdf

Sue Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Facilties Services, facilitated the presentation which outlined the work that had been done to our schools over the summer utilizing the sales surtax dollars. 

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Board members made a motion to hear comments concering  agenda items during this portion of the meeting and hear the remaining speakers following the conclusion of business.

  • Jody Hand - Code of Student Conduct
Motion
Approve the motion to hear the persons addressing agenda items during the first public comment portion of the meeting; hearing the others following the conclusion of business.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2021-0729 SBM and Tent. Bud. Hearing.pdf
2021-0804 Supt. Eval..pdf
2021-0810 BWS, RDW.pdf
2021-0810 School Board Meeting.pdf
F. Financial Services
11. Property Disposal
Board Report Letters 8-24-2021.pdf
Board Report 08-24-2021.pdf
F. Transportation
12. School Bus Routes 2021-2022
Bus Routes 2021-2022 updated 8.16.21.pdf
F. Human Resources
13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 08-24-21 (2).pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 08-24-21.pdf
15. Job Description: Food and Nutrition Services - Distribution Specialist
9660_FN SVC-DISTRIBUTION SPEC_L3702_03.01.21 - clean.pdf
9660_FN SVC-DISTRIBUTION SPEC_L3702_03.01.21 - edit (004).pdf
JD Authorization Form 2021 - FNS Distribution Specialist.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
16. Field Trip - Satellite High School's Cross Country Team to Southern Showcase Cross Country Meet in Huntsville, Alabama
17. Field Trip - Satellite High School's Chamber Orchestra to ASTA National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta, Georgia
F. Project Management
18. Central Transportation - Facility Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Central Area Transportation Roof Renewal - Attachments.pdf
19. Columbia Elementary School - Technology Infrastructure Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Columbia Technology Renewal Precon Attachments.pdf
20. Creel Elementary School - Technology Infrastructure Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Creel Technology Renewal Precon Attachments.pdf
21. Creel Elementary School Building Code Facility Improvements - Close Out
Creel Fire Suppression OEF 209 210728.pdf
22. Interlocal Agreement - City of Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach Track Interlocal Agreement Attachment.pdf
23. Rebuild Florida Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation General Infrastructure Program Grant
F. Approval of Consent
24. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the August 24, 2021 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
25. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 21-618-B-JW Gymnasium Bleachers.pdf
b - ITB 21-653-B-JE - Custodial Supplies Discount Catalog Bid.pdf
c - ITB 21-643-B-JW Robotic Mowers.pdf
d- ITN 21-314-N-DR Beverage Vending Services.pdf
e - RFP 21-446-P-KR - FSA, COBRA, and Retiree Billing.pdf
f - RFP 21-438-P-KR - Voluntary Worksite Benefits.pdf
g - RFP 16-P-076-EP - On-site Health Clinics.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 21-618-B-JW - Gymnasium Bleachers - Facilities Services - Not To Exceed $565,000.00 - Capital Projects b) ITB 21-653-B-JE - Custodial Supplies Discount Catalog Bid - Facilities Services - $Variable - Operating Other c) ITB 21-643-B-JW - Robotic Mowers - Facilities Services - Not To Exceed $110,000.00 - Capital Projects/Operating Categorical Approve the Invitation To Negotiate (ITN) below: d) ITN 21-314-N-DR - District-Wide Beverage Vending Services - Food & Nutrition Services - $6,500,000.00 - Special Revenue Federal Approve the Requests For Proposal (RFPs) below: e) RFP 21-446-P-KR - Flexible Spending Account (FSA), COBRA, and Retiree Billing Administration Services - Employee Benefits & Risk Management - $Variable f) RFP 21-438-P-KR – Voluntary Worksite Benefits – Employee Benefits & Risk Management - $Variable – Other Sources g) RFP 16-P-076-EP – On-site Health Clinics - Extension – Employee Benefits & Risk Management - $Variable – Other Sources
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
26. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 22-051-BW-HD - Cognia, Inc. Accreditation Fees.pdf
b - 22-016-A-KR Employee Assistance Program (EAP).pdf
c - 22-063-A-JW - Lifetime Counseling Center Mental Health Counselor.pdf
d - 22-089-A-KR - Life Insurance and AD&D.pdf
Motion
Approve the Bids Waived (BWs) below: a) 22-051-BW-HD - Cognia, Inc. Accreditation Fees - Elementary Leading & Learning - $103,200.00 - Operating Other Approve the Agreements below: b) 22-016-A-KR - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Employee Benefits & Risk Management- $Variable - Other Sources c) 22-063-A-JW – Lifetime Counseling Center, Mental Health Counselor – Student Services - $76,800.00 – Operating Categorical d) 22-089-A-KR – Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – Employee Benefits & Risk Management - $Variable – Other Sources
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second:
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Human Resources
27. Board Policy 3124 Drug-Free Workplace
po3124 Drug-Free Workplace for AgendaPlus.pdf

There were no speakers present who wished to address this policy.

Motion
Board Policy 3124 Drug-Free Workplace is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet – 6/1/2021 • Work Session – 6/22/2021 • School Board Information 7/13/2021 • Rule Development Workshop –8/10/2021 • School Board Meeting Approval – 8/24/10 • Effective Date – upon approval
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Elementary Programs
28. Renewal Charter Contract - Imagine Schools of West Melbourne
2021-2026 IMWM Charter Renewal Final.doc

There were no speakers present who wished to address the contract renewal.

Motion
Recommend the approval of Imagine Schools of West Melbourne renewal charter contract for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Student Services
29. Board Policy 5111.01 Homeless Students
5111.01 Homeless Students.pdf

There were no speakers present to address this policy.

Motion
Board Policy 5111.01 Homeless Students is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet – 6/1/2021 • Work Session – 6/22/2021 • School Board Information 7/13/2021 • Rule Development Workshop –8/10/2021 • School Board Meeting Approval – 8/24/10 • Effective Date – upon approval
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. District Operations
30. Board Policy 8475 Criminal Background Check for Non-District Personnel
po8475 Criminal Background Check for Non-District Personnell PDF Package For AgendaPlus.pdf

There were no speakers present who wished to address this policy.

Motion
Board Policy 8475 Criminal Background Check for Non-District Personnel is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet – 6/1/2021 • Work Session – 6/22/2021 • School Board Information 7/13/2021 • Rule Development Workshop –8/10/2021 • School Board Meeting Approval – 8/24/10 • Effective Date – upon approval
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
31. Board Policy 8500 - Food Services
po8500 Food Services for AgendaPlus.pdf

There were no speakers present who wished to address this policy.

Motion
Board policy 8500-Food Services is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet – 6/1/2021 • Work Session – 6/22/2021 • School Board Information 7/13/2021 • Rule Development Workshop –8/10/2021 • School Board Meeting Approval – 8/24/10 • Effective Date – upon approval
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. Student Services
32. Code of Student Conduct
2021 _2022 Student Code of Conduct 8.17.21.pdf
H. District Operations
33. 2021-2022 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
34. Non-agenda Item Public Comments

Speakers were reminded of the three minute time limit and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  1. Sarah Wray - Pro Mask & Why
  2. Thomas Jefferson - Quarantine
  3. Elise Strobel - Quarantine
  4. Alyssa Bobbett - Dress Code and Quarantine
  5. Charlie Graham - Duty
  6. Katy Delaney - Quarantine
  7. Ashley Hall - Quarantine
  8. Christina Harris - Quarantines
  9. Lois Lacoste - Mandates
  10. Lacey Saxon - Quarantine
  11. Julie Bywater - Homecoming Suggestions
  12. Ryleigh Seibel - Quarantine
  13. Samantha Brown - Quarantines
  14. Janice Crisp - Sunshine Laws
  15. Peter Fusscas - Kids Health
  16. Michelle Beavers - Quarantines, masks
  17. Sharon Barone - Masks
  18. Susan Hodgers - Mask Policy 
  19. Mia Hosey - Masks in Schools
  20. Jabari Hosey - Current Health Crisis
  21. Ryan Schlip - Masks
  22. Erin Davison - Quarantine 
  23. Sara Chiavasio - Quarantine
  24. Shannon Marsh - Advocate for universal masking at school
  25. Danielle McDounough - Quarantine/Masks
  26. Karen Colby - No mask mandate
  27. Daniel Espinosa - COVD-19 Mitigations
  28. Chris Bird - Quarantines
  29. Sandra Sullivan - FUDS Right of Access ; Masking and Quarantines

After speaker 15, Chairman Belford called for a recess at: 7:04 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at: 7:19 p.m.

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
35. Board Member Reports

School Board member Campbell asked to bring up quarantines and explained that all school districts in Florida had to follow Emergency Rule 64DER21-12 as prescribed by the Governor.  She read some exerts from the rule.  There had been some concern expressed about students who had been quarantined never being ill or testing positive. Ms. Campbell asked Chris Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, if she was aware of quarantined students who later tested positive or became ill.  Ms. Moore responded affirmatively.  Ms. Campbell expressed that contact tracing is performed by principals and the entire process is overseen by Ms. Moore and Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer.  It is an overwhelming task. Ms. Campbell said that they are already doing the "next to impossible." It would be another level of  "next to impossible" to further track information that sometimes we don't have.

 

Ms. Moore explained the contact tracing process and stated that as soon as they are notified of a case, they activate.  She said that they cannot possibly ask for principals to do more documentation instead of education. Ms. Campbell said that it is important for the community to keep up mitigation such as not sending sick kids to school which is happening. We need the community to help us. 

 

Chairman Belford said that our team is working so hard and when people complain that they were not notified for three to five days after exposure, it may be that the school was not notified.  It is not because BPS is running slow or there is no one doing the work. She also expressed that when helping with testing at Madison, she was alarmed at the number of students who tested positive but were asymptomatic. She continued that just because someone does not appear sick does not mean they are not spreading and contributing to the problem.

 

Ms. Jenkins appreciated the clarification that Ms. Campbell provided on the quarantines.  She also expressed appreciation to Ms. Moore and to the entire team for the tireless work they are doing and the way they are providing the most accurate data possible. This is an out of control task placed on our team. She thanked Ms. Moore and Dr. Thedy for doing the right thing for our kids. 

 

Mr. Susin asked Ms. Moore for clarification on the reporting process. He was trying to find a way to find out the number of students who were quarantined and then tested positive. Ms. Moore said that there is not a way for her team to accomplish this. Mr. Susin was suggesting some ways that this could be accomplished. After some more discussion, Dr. Mullins stated that if the Board wants to take action to question the DOH processes, these requests should go to Dr. Mullins.  Dr. Mullins said that he will then need to confer with Mr. Gibbs. 

L. Superintendent's Report
36. Superintendent's Report
M. Student Discipline
N. Adjournment
37. Adjournment

Hearning no further discussion, Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 9:04 p.m.

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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.

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