Educational Services Facility
2:00 p.m.

December 13, 2022 Board Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Susin called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Megan Wright, Gene Trent, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School - Additional Construction Management Services
Summary of Space Coast Track Widening December 2022.pdf

Ms. Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Faciliies Services, provided the Board with an update on Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School's track field. She then explained the overall renewal progress to include other schools.  Ms. Hann stated that the time to expand Space Coast's field is now and provided options for funding.  Should widening the field be the direction of the Board, Ms. Hann would place a change order on January's meeting agenda.

Discussion ensued among the Board, to include questions answered by Ms. Hann.  The majority of the Board were in support of Ms. Hann moving forward with the track's widening to include the school raising a portion of the funds to support the project.  

5. New Middle School Financing
Resolution 2022-01 - Leasing Corporation Middle School Financing.pdf
Resolution 2022-03 - School Board - Middle School Financing.pdf

Ms. Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, provided the Board with an update on the design process and costs for the new Middle School.  She stated that in order to open in August 2024, the district was in need of some gap funding to allow the site work to get started.  Ms. Hann explained their process to obtain options for the needed short-term funding.  The final analysis will be on the December 13th School Board Meeting agenda for approval.

Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions that were answered by Ms. Hann.  The Board was in support of Ms. Hann's plan for funding.


6. Interim Superintendent Search
Adam Taylor.pdf
James Herrholtz.pdf
James Larsen.pdf
Mariya Pushkantser.pdf
Mark Rendell.pdf
Michael Ahearn.pdf
Michael Fredenburg.pdf
Cheryl Baker.pdf
Robert Wray.pdf
Robert Schiller.pdf
Mark Page-Botelho.pdf
Richard Murphy.pdf

The Board reviewed their rankings of the Interim Superintendent candidates who applied.  The Board was in consensus to interview the top three candidates, which were Mark Rendell, James Larsen and Robert Shiller. 

The process for the interviews will include a group interview, followed by 1-1 interviews with each Board member.  The Board was in support of in-person or virtual interviews pending on the candidate's availability.  If travel expenses are required for a candidate to be in-person, the district will cover costs associated.  Interviews will be scheduled on Thursday, December 15, if possible, with Friday, December 16, as a back-up.

7. Superintendent Search
Ray & Associates.pdf
McPherson & Jacobson.pdf
HYA Brevard Cty_Technical Proposal for Supt Searches 2022.pdf
HYA Signature Search Brochure 2022 with Pricing v2.pdf
HYA Brevard Fee Proposal Form.pdf

The Board reviewed the submitted proposals from various firms to facilitate the Superintendent Search.  Discussion ensued on timing and process for moving forward, including their individual input pertaining to firms.  Consensus was made to utilize Florida School Board's Association (FSBA) to facilitate the search. 

Board asked for staff to coordinate a meeting in early January to meet with FSBA to begin conversations on the process.

8. Brevard Public Schools Book Review Committee

Mr. Trent asked for the book review process to be explained to the Board.  Dr. Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading & Learning, provided an overview which is outlined in Board policy and further explained the committees' make-up.

Mr. Trent wanted to consider revising the Board policy to update the committees' voting members and the speed of review.  Discussion ensued pertaining to this topic, to include individual suggestions for revamping the policy.

The majority of Board Members were in support of:

  • Updating the policy's voting members to only include the five Board Members' appointees.  
  • Pulling books immediately until the review process is complete.
  • Utilizing multiple committees to speed up the process.


9. Implementation and Payout Schedule of Salary Agreement Between Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Federation of Teachers

This item will be discussed at the Board Meeting, during Board Reports/Discussion Points.

10. Policy 0169.1 - Public Participation at Board Meetings

This item will be discussed at the Board Meeting, during Board Reports/Discussion Points.

Closing Remarks
11. Closing Remarks
12. Adjournment

Chair Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:44 p.m.

Chairman: ___________________________________ Secretary: ___________________________________


  • 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 Karyle Green, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Dr. Green may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11266 (voice) or green.karyle@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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