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5:30 p.m.
 

August 8, 2023 Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

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

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present: Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, 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 all in attendance to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Mr. Rachad Wilson gave an update on the School Bus Driver staffing information for the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.  The Board thanked all who worked so hard on this initiative. 

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

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

  • Revision(s)
  •  
    • A7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
    • I23. Personnel Allocations 2023-2024
Motion
Adopt the August 8, 2023 Board Meeting and its revisions, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

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

 


Board meeting recessed at 5:55 pm

Board meeting resumed at 6:00 pm


 

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The reclassification/transfer of Vicky Mederos-Rodgers from the position of Teacher at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Bayside High School, on annual contract, effective August 9, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Allyssa M. Copeland from the position of Raise Coordinator in Elementary Programs to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Atlantis Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 9, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Jessica Mowery to the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Primary Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 9, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the resignation of Rachel M. Roberts from the position of Director of Elementary Programs, effective August 18, 2023.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
8. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff

Board Members and Dr. Rendell recognized various visitors, staff, and guests and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

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

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


13 individuals signed up to address the Board.

F. Consent
F. Financial Services
10. Property Disposal
Board Report 08-08-2023.pdf
Board Report Letter 08-08-2023.pdf
F. Human Resources
11. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 08-08-23.pdf
12. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 08-08-23.pdf
13. Specialist - Safety & Security Support Personnel
F. Student Services
15. Mental Health Grant Application for School Year 2023-2024
MHAA Planned Expenditures Report 2023-2024 7.31.2023.pdf
8.1.2023 Submitted to FDOE MHA_2023-24_05-Brevard.pdf
F. Project Management
17. Clearlake Education Center - Construction Management Services
Clearlake CDL Design Attachments.pdf
18. West Melbourne Elementary School for Science Classroom Addition - Construction Management Services - RFQ 23-956-Q-HD
West Melbourne CM Agreement Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
19. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the August 8, 2023 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Student Services
16. Code of Conduct
2023_24 Student Code of Conduct redline rev 8.01.23.pdf
2023_24 Student Code of Conduct clean rev 8.01.23.pdf

Ms. Jenkins asked to pull F16. Code of Conduct and have a discussion on adding the language of Hate Speech to the Code of Conduct Policy that was brought up in the Public Comments.

Dr. Rendell recommended the Board approve the Code of Conduct as is on the agenda, with moving forward to visit the request for clarification and inclusion of some other language or policy Hate Speech or Racism.

The Board voted to approve the F16 Code of Conduct as is with the agreement that they can revise if needed anytime in the year.

Motion
Approve the 2023-2024 Code of Student Conduct
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Public Hearing
G. Chief of Schools
20. School Board Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics
po2431-with-coverpages-for-upload.pdf

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

Motion
Board Policy 2431 will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet -NI A 􀀁 Work Session-July 11, 2023 􀀁 Rule Development (Public Hearing) -July 27, 2023 􀀁 School Board Meeting Information -July 27, 2023 􀀁 School Board Meeting Approval -August 8, 2023 􀀁 Effective Date -upon approval
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Legal Services
21. Board Policies - Bylaws 0121 through 0172
Board Bylaws 0121 - 0172 PDFs for Upload Rev 7.12.23.pdf

Chairman Susin read all policies by item number; they voted on each item separately.  

These policies passed with 4-0 vote - 

Mrs. Jenkins was out of Boardroom for this vote:

  • 0121 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board 

 


 

Mr. Trent was out of the Boardroom for these votes:

  • 0147   Compensations
  • 0147.1  Travel and Per Diem Expenses (new)
  • 0148   Use of Equipment and Services
  • 0149    Access to Records
  • 0149.1   Public Expression of Members
  • 0154 Rescinded
  • 0164 Notice of Meetings

 


 

These policies passed with 5-0 all Board members present:

  • 0121.1 Financial Emergencies (new)
  • 0122 Board Powers
  • 0122.1 Member Powers
  • 0123 Standards of Boardmanship/Code of Ethics
  • 0124 Standards of Ethical Conduct (new)
  • 0131 Legislative/Policymaking
  • 0133 Quasi-Judicial
  • 0141 Number
  • 0141.2 Conflict of Interest
  • 0142.3 Orientation
  • 0143.1 Residence Areas
  • 0144 Term
  • 0145 Filling a Board Vacancy
  • 0165.1 Order of Business
  • 0165.3 Special Meetings
  • 0166 Executive Session
  • 0171 Review of Policy
  • 0171.2 Review of Policy – Philosophy and Goals
  • 0171.3 Review of Policy – Community Relations
  • 0171.4 Review of Policy – Ethics
  • 0172 Visitation of Schools by Individual School Board Member (new)
Motion
Board Policies - Bylaws 0121 through 0172 will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet -N/A • Work Session-July 11, 2023 • Rule Development (Public Hearing) -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Information -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Approval -August 8, 2023 • Effective Date -upon approval
This policy passed with 4-0 vote - 0121 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board - Ms. Jenkins out of Boardroom.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Not Present
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Board Policies - Bylaws 0121 through 0172 will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet -N/A • Work Session-July 11, 2023 • Rule Development (Public Hearing) -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Information -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Approval -August 8, 2023 • Effective Date -upon approval
These Policies passed with 4-0, Mr. Trent was out of the Boardroom at this time. 0147.1 Compensations, 0148 Use of Equipment and Services, 0149 Access to Records, 0149.1 Public Expression of Members, 0154 Rescinded, 0164 Notice of Meetings
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Not Present
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Board Policies - Bylaws 0121 through 0172 will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: • Cabinet -N/A • Work Session-July 11, 2023 • Rule Development (Public Hearing) -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Information -July 27, 2023 • School Board Meeting Approval -August 8, 2023 • Effective Date -upon approval
These policies passed with 5-0 all Board members present 0121.1 Financial Emergencies (new) 0122 Board Powers 0122.1 Member Powers 0123 Standards of Boardmanship/Code of Ethics 0124 Standards of Ethical Conduct (new) 0131 Legislative/Policymaking 0133 Quasi-Judicial 0141 Number 0141.2 Conflict of Interest 0142.3 Orientation 0143.1 Residence Areas 0144 Term 0145 Filling a Board Vacancy 0165.1 Order of Business 0165.3 Special Meetings 0166 Executive Session 0171 Review of Policy 0171.2 Review of Policy – Philosophy and Goals 0171.3 Review of Policy – Community Relations 0171.4 Review of Policy – Ethics 0172 Visitation of Schools by Individual School Board Member (new)
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
22. Department/School Initiated Agreements
A)23-978-A-MM WorldStrides (Space Coast)..pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 23-978-A-MM Heritage Education and Festivals, LLC dba World Strides - Joe Flora, Principal of Space Coast Jr/Sr High - $120,000.00
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
23. Procurement & Distribution Services
A)23-1020-PB-HD, Radios, DAS 800MHZ & 2Way-Sourcewell RFP #042021..pdf
B)23-813-SS-JW - Curriculum Assoc Agenda Item_dr-.pdf
Motion
Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below: a) 23-1020-PB-HD, Radios, DAS 800MHZ & 2-Way - Facilities, Plant Operations & Maintenance - $Variable - Other Sources Approve the Sole Sources (SS) below: b) 23-813-SS-JW Curriculum Associates – Additional Expenditure - Elementary Leading & Learning - $Variable - Other Sources
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. Human Resources
23. Personnel Allocations 2023-2024
Personnel Allocations Manual 2023-24_Redlined.pdf
Personnel Allocations Manual 2023-24_Clean.pdf

Chairman Susin asked if any Board member would like to discuss: no discussion. 

I. Project Management
24. 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 asked if any Board member would like to discuss: no discussion.

J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
25. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

The Board discussed the AP Psychology issue between College Board and the State of Florida. 

Dr. Rendell recommended the following:

Options if a student would like to receive the credit for AP Psychology:

  • Cambridge Psychology Course 
  • IB Psychology
  • Substitute the AP Psychology with another AP Course offered

 

L. Superintendent's Report
26. Superintendent's Report

No comments made/reported.

M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
N. Adjournment
27. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 7:17 pm.

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 set forth in Board Policy 0169.1.  All attendees must register his or her intention to speak in the public portion of the meeting upon arrival by completing a speaker's form.  The signup period for all public comments, both agenda and non-agenda, will close at the start of the Board meeting.

NOTES: 

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