Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL
Nyami, Nyami River Lodge
9:00 a.m.



December 7, 2020 Board/Cabinet Workshop

Board members met with Brevard Public Schools' Cabinet members for an off-site workshop on December 7, 2020 at Brevard Zoo.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the November 26, 2020 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

The meeting began at: 9:07 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Jennifer Jenkins and Katye Campbell.  Matt Susin was present via telephone.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Order of Business
4. Health Insurance Plan Update and Overview (Thedy)
2021 Open Enrollment Overview 12 06 2020.pdf

Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer provided a presentation on Open Enrollment and Healthcare Plan Review of years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Part of the presentation stressed the health of the Health Care Trust Fund and projected shortfalls.

5. Strategic Plan Update and Overview (Novelli)
fall 2020 SP.pdf
SP Annual Schedule - 12.2.20.pdf
i3-rubric Cognia.pdf

Marilyn Chappie, Director of Elementary Leading and Learning, Lena Wiebelt, Director of Secondary Leading and Learning and Janet Stephenson, Resource Teacher - School Improvement , Elementary Leading and Learning, were present to provide information about the District Accreditation process.  Ms. Stephenson provided information about Brevard Cognia Accreditation Website and its development.


Chief Operations Officer, Robin Novelli, provided the Board information and a timeline about the Strategic Plan.  More information will be provided to the Board at the January 19, 2021 Board Workshop.  

6. Second Semester Learning Update (Mullins, Cline and Soliven)
Spring 2021 Education Plan and Assurances 11.30.20.pdf

Jane Cline and Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendents of Elementary and Secondary Leading and Learning, gave some details on the continued implementarion of the 2020-21 District Reopening Plan which is due to the state December 15, 2020.

7. District Communications Plan (Bruhn)
GCR Strat Comm Plan.pdf

Russell Bruhn, Chief Strategic Communications Officer, was unable to be present due to a work related matter.  Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins, presented information about the BPS Communications Plan on Mr. Bruhn's behalf.

Closing Remarks
8. Closing Remarks/Direction

The business portion of the work shop was finished at 11:45 a.m. at which point attendees had lunch. At approximately 12:05 p.m., Janelle Cummins, Education Curator for Brevard Zoo and Andrea Aubert, Education Program Manager, provided information about programs and partnerships between Brevard Public Schools and the Zoo.  Board and Cabinet members were treated to meeting "Benny," one of the free flying Macaws at the zoo.  This interaction was followed by a brief gift exchange.


9. Adjournment

Business concluded at 11:45 a.m.  The gift exchange and dismissal ended at 1:50 p.m.

Chairman: ____________________________________ Secretary: ____________________________________
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