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5:30 p.m.
 

February 11, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The public hearing for policies 2371, 5350, 8390, 8400 and 9160 was also advertised in The Eagle on Thursday, December 26, 2019. The affidavits of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

 

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at:5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

School Board members held a moment of silent reflection and invited audience members to join them.

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

Matt Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Government and Community Relations, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Board members gave recognitions to the various programs, students, staff, and members of the community who have a positive impact on Brevard Public Schools.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes listed on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Revisions

  • A-7.   Administrative Staff Recommendations

Additions

  • F-14. Revision of Termination Date
  • G-30.  Board Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarships
  • G-31.  Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide
  • G-32.  Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property
  • G-33.  Board Policy 8400 Environmental Health and Safety
  • G-34. Board Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events

 

Motion
Adopt the February 11, 2020 meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Dr. Mullins welcomed those administrative staff personnel present and offered them time to make brief remarks and introductions.

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The appointment of Jennifer Rosado to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Cocoa High School, on annual salary, effective February 24, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the retirement of Thomas Johnson Jr. from the position of Assistant Principal at Cocoa High School, effective July 31, 2020. Accept the resignation of Rosanna Cope from the position of Assistant Principal at Endeavour Elementary School, effective February 7, 2020. Accept the position change of Tonny Harris Jr. from the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month), board approved on January 14, 2020, to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Magnet High School, effective on the issuance date of his certification of February 4, 2020.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
8. Public Comment

Chairman Belford reminded speakers that each would have three minutes to make comments and also of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • William Van Doren - Veteran Rolling Thunder (POW/MIA Flag)
    • Ms. Belford asked him to connect with Dr. Stephanie Soliven to discuss further.
  • Anthony Colucci - Finances
    • Board members provided clarification to some of Mr. Colucci's assertions regarding funds. 
  • Vanessa Skipper - Legislative Session
  • Jennifer Jenkins - Paid maternity leave
  • Anna Chong - Observations from flute convention
  • Frank Chong - Observations from flute convention
F. Consent
F. Board Office
9. Meeting Minutes
2019-1121 Candidate Consideration.pdf
2019-1115 General Counsel Interviews.pdf
2019-1113 General Counsel Applicant Review.pdf
2020-0114 Policies Work Session and Board Workshop Meeting Minutes.pdf
2020-0128 SB Meeting Minutes.pdf
2020-0128 Rule Development and Board Workshop Meeting Minutes.pdf
10. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services
11. Property Disposal
Board Report 02-11-2020.pdf
Board Report Letters 02-11-2020.pdf
F. Human Resources
12. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 02-11-20.pdf
13. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 02-11-20.pdf
14. Revision of Termination Date
F. Labor Relations
15. Suspension of Instructional Employee
F. District Operations
16. Bureau of Justice Assistance "Student, Teacher, and Officers Preventing" (STOP) School Violence Grant Program
F. Head Start Program
17. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Months of November and December 2019
November 2019 Monthly Report.pdf
November 2019 Data Summary.pdf
December 2019 Monthly Report with CLASS Data.pdf
December 2019 Data Summary.pdf
F. Project Management
18. Meadowlane Intermediate School - Facility Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Meadowlane Intermediate GMP Attachments.pdf
19. Meadowlane Primary School - Facility Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Meadowlane Primary GMP Attachments.pdf
20. Palm Bay Magnet High School - Facility Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Palm Bay High School GMP Attachments.pdf
21. Sunrise Elementary School - Facility Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Sunrise GMP Attachments.pdf
22. Suntree Elementary School - Facility Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Suntree GMP Attachments.pdf
23. Educational Facilities Impact Fees
Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committee Recommendations 2020-01-13.pdf
24. Appoint School Board Representative to the Titusville Local Planning Agency
F. Approval of Consent
25. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the February 11, 2020 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Board Office
26. Belford Out of County Travel Request
Belford Out of County and Out of State Travel Request - January 2020.pdf

Ms. Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to comment on her trip to Tallahassee.

  • There was no one that came forward.
Motion
Hold opportunity for public comment and subsequent School Board confirmation that Misty Belford's travel to attend the [Brevard Day and Students to Meet with Legislators] on [January 21-22, 2020 (Hotel stay was January 20-21, 2020] is for official School Board business and that the travel complies with the rules of the State Board of Education.
There were no speakers present to address Ms. Belford's out-of-county travel.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
27. Descovich Out of County Travel Request
Descovich Out of County and Out of State Travel Request - Agenda Item (template) (7-3-19).docx.pdf

Anthony Colucci asked for Ms. Descovich to detail the purpose of her travel to make certain it was not for re-election purposes.  Ms. Descovich explained that she and other members met with state and local legislators during Brevard Day on January 21, 2020 and went with BPS student on January 22, 2020 as they met with legislators on issues of importance to them such as vaping.

Motion
Hold opportunity for public comment and subsequent School Board confirmation that Tina Descovich's travel to attend the [Brevard Day and Students to Meet with Legislators] on [January 21-22, 2020 (Hotel stay was January 20-21, 2020] is for official School Board business and that the travel complies with the rules of the State Board of Education.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
28. Susin Out of County Travel Request
Susin Out of County and Out of State Travel Request - Tallahassee.pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone who wished to comment on Mr. Susin's travel to Tallahassee.

  • There were no speakers.
Motion
Hold opportunity for public comment and subsequent School Board confirmation that Matthew Susin's travel to attend the [Brevard Day and Meet with Legislators on Inequities for PreK Teachers] on [January 21-22, 2020 (Hotel stay was January 21, 2020] is for official School Board business and that the travel complies with the rules of the State Board of Education.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
29. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 20-216-B-NC Fuel Tank Cleaning & Services - Agenda Item - Reject All.pdf
b - SC 17-SC-089-DR A1 Financial & Performance Audit - Agenda Item.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 20-216-B-NC - Fuel Tank Cleaning & Services - Reject All Bids - Transportation Services - $N/A Approve the State Contract (SC) extension below: b) SC 17-SC-089-DR-A1 - Financial & Performance Audit - Extension - Facilities Services - $200,000.00 - Capital Projects
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Student Services
30. Board Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarships
2371 - Exe. Summary, NEOLA and New Proposed (1-13-20).pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publicly address Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarships.

  • There were no speakers. 
Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarship.
Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to approve Board Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarships. There were no speakers.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
31. Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide
5350 Execu. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean & AP (1-13-20).pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publically address Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide.

  • There were no speakers.
Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
32. Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property
8390 Exec. Summary, Neola, New Proposed and AP (1-14-20).pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publically comment on Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property.

  • There were no speakers.
Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
33. Board Policy 8400 Environmental Health and Safety Issues
8400 Execu. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean & AP (1-14-20).pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publically address Board Policy 8400 Environmental Health and Safety.

  • There were no speakers.
Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 8400 Environmental Health and Safety Issues.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
34. Board Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events
9160 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Current (1-14-20).pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publicly address Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events.

  • There were no speakers.
Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
H. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
35. Board Policy 2216 Gifted Education
2216 Exe. Summary and New Proposed Policy (1-17-20).pdf

Ms. Descovich wished to thank Jane Cline and Amanda Howell for the entire program which has been three years in the making and for identifying funding for gifted certification.  Ms. Belford echoed her sentiments.

I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
36. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Ms. McDougall was complimentary about the Safe and Healthy Schools meeting she attended and looked forward to the district receiving the Gold Standard.

 

L. Superintendent's Report
37. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Mullins had nothing further to report.

M. Adjournment
38. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 6:46 p.m.

For further details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org). 

 

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