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2:00 p.m.

February 23, 2021 Board Workshop (Budget Priorities and BAC Financial Overview)

Pursuant to School Board Policy 8420.02, the School Board REQUIRES ALL VISITORS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING OF THE NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES while on school board property when attendees cannot maintain social distancing. This is inclusive of attendance at School Board meetings/workshops. 


The School Board of Brevard County met for a Board Workshop to hear updates on Budget and Brevard After School on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, February 11, 2021 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board Office.


Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

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

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Order of Business
4. Budget Priorities
Budget Workshop Presentation - 2.23.2021 - FINAL - FINAL.pdf

Cindy Lesinski, Chief Financial Officer, provided the information on the presentation. 

She gave an overview of the good news from FDOE which held district's FEFP harmless based on 20-21 projected enrollment, but there is no expectation this will continue into next year. Another postive was the renewal of the sales surtax. The Health Insurance trust fund shortfall was projected to be $25.6M by 12/31/21; however actions taken now makes the projected shortfall $9.6M.

There is a possible revenue loss due to enrollment decrease of $20.7M in 2021-2022. Ms. Lesinski explained how 1.0 FTE is allocated and the relationship of revenues/expenditures. Aligning staffing with enrollment makes up only 40% of the projected loss..

Budget challenges include enrollment stability, FRS increase, employee compensation (compression), state budget uncertainty, self-insured medical plan, additional COVID-19 expenses not funded by ESSER and overall financial condition.

Ms. Lesinski outlined the next steps and preparations for meeting the budget challenges while continuing to focus on district priorities. 

Discussion and questions from Board members ensued.

5. Brevard After School Financial Overview
BAS - 2.23.21 Board .pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, provided some history and introduced Dr. Karen Ivery, director of Elementary Leading and Learning.  Dr. Ivery began the presentation of Brevard After School programs and provided the financial overview. She detailed the challenges they must meet and the next steps. Board members were appreciative of the information and asked questions throughout the presentation.

Closing Remarks
6. Closing Remarks/Direction
7. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 4:25 p.m.

For further details, please refer to the published video found at www.brevardschools.org.

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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