Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center/1233 Yacht Club Blvd./Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

February 17, 2021 School Board Work Session (Initial Board Evaluation & Equity Update)

Board members met to review and discuss its annual Board Evaluation and hear an Equity Update presentation on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center located at 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach, FL.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, February 4, 2021 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Belford began the meeting at: 9:21 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Order of Business
Order of Business
4. Board Evaluation
Initial Board Evaluation Compilation 2-17-21.pdf

Board members reviewed each indicator under every identified performance standard and came to a consensus on ranking.  After hearing comments from Board members identifying strengths and recommendations for improvement, Chairman Belford offered to compose comments for the Board to review at its next Board evaluation meeting.   Board members were in agreement.

Board members evaluated progress and/or completion of the identified annual objectives and determined which to continue along with suggested modifications.  

5. Equity Update (Scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.)
BPS Equity 12 Month Plan - Presentation Version.pdf

Danielle McKinnon, Director of Equity and Diversity, joined the Board with Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent, to provide an overview of the work that has been accomplished in her first 90 days in her position.  She began with a "listening and learning" tour to become familiar with the culture and dynamics of Brevard Public Schools and Brevard County with both internal and external stakeholders. She reviewed existing data and procedures. She shared what she has learned so far including opportunities and challenges.


Ms. McKinnon discussed her position goal and what is next.  She commented that the Strategic Plan must reflect the value of inclusion and equity. She included her proposed 12-month plan. Next steps include an equity audit as well as fostering a culture of dignity.


Extensive discussion and questions ensued from Board members.

Closing Remarks
6. Closing Remarks/Direction

A date will be sought to finalize the evaluation. 

7. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 2:20 p.m.

Chairman: ___________________________________ Secretary: ___________________________________

NOTE:  Please be reminded that face coverings are required for all attendees.

NOTE:  Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Tina Snyder, Manager, Professional Standards, five days prior to the meeting date.  Ms. Snyder may be reached at 321-631-1000, ext. 11226 (voice) or snyder.tina@brevardschools.org (email).

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