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February 23, 2021 School Board Meeting

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. 

 

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The School Board of Brevard County met for its regular meeting 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. 

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A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 5:30 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Board members held a moment of silence in memory of the loss of one of our BPS family members: Audra, Hancock, a teacher at Palm Bay Elementary.

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

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Board members and Dr. Mullins provided recognition to various staff, students, community members and programs that positively impact Brevard Public Schools.

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

 

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-10. Meeting Minutes
  • F-11. Operating, Debt Service, Capital Projects, Special Revenue-Food Service, Special Revenue-Other, Internal Service Medical and Enterprise Fund Budget amendments

Additions

  • F-17. Approve Memorandum of Agreement with Brevard Federation of Teachers for Conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • F-21. Scope of Curriculum Work Department of Environmental Protection
Motion
Adopt the Februrary 23, 2021 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Jose Marlasca from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Central Area Adult Education Center, effective May 31, 2021. The reclassification of Brianna M. Wright from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Elementary School, on annual contract, effective February 24, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
C. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
8. Resolution Acknowledging the Accomplishments and Unjust Firing of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore
Moore Resolution - 2.23.21 (003).pdf

Russell Bruhn, Chief Strategic Communications Officer, read the resolution.

Motion
Adopt the resolution to acknowledge the unjust act by the School Board of 1946 of refusing to renew Harry T.and Harriette V. Moore's teaching contracts; recognize the Moores for their outstanding service and significant contributions; posthumously recognize the Moores as Brevard Public Schools Teachers Emeritus; implement a social studies curriculum for elementary and secondary students titled THE HARRY T. AND HARRIETTE V. MOORE LEGACY CURRICULUM beginning with the 2021-2022 school year; as well as a field trip (pending funding and relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions) to the Harry T. and Harriett V. Moore Cultural Center for all students in 8th grade.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Board members determined to hear all 11 speakers during this portion of the meeting.

Chairman Belford reminded speakers of the three minute time limit, decorum expected while speaking and of the requirement for masks. She also explained that Board members would not be able to respond to public comments during or immediately following the speakers so that the business portion of the meeting could proceed.  She stated that she may direct speakers to members of cabinet to assist and that Board members could ask to have their topics to be placed on the agenda for discussion.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Carolyn Lally - The question of Prom
  • Anthony Colucci - COVID-MOA- Moore Proclamation
  • Marie Rogerson - Kids singing
  • Carol Vyhonsky - Performing arts - how other school districts are doing indoor sining and indoor musicals
  • Ronald Bradley - For the students
  • Lila Caracelo - Inddor singing policy
  • Sophie Courtois - Indoor singing policy
  • Ashley Hall - Masks
  • Jordan Johnson - Singing for students
  • Rachel Wolfenbarger - Singing indoors in schools
  • Julia Wolfenbarger - Sining indoors in schools
F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2021-0209 Rule Development and Board Workshop.pdf
2021-0209 SB Meeting.pdf
F. Financial Services
11. Operating, Debt Service, Capital Projects, Special Revenue - Food Service, Special Revenue - Other, Internal Service Medical, and Enterprise Funds Budget Amendments for December 31, 2020
Budget Amendment #4 - December 31, 2020.pdf
FY2021 Debt Service Budget Resolution #1.pdf
Capital Project Budget Amendment FY21 #1.pdf
FNS Budget Amendment #1 - December 31, 2020.pdf
Special Revenue Other Budget Amendment FY21 #1.pdf
Special Revenue CARES Act Budget Amendment FY21 #1.pdf
2020-21 Internal Service Medical Funds Budget Amendment #2 - December 31, 2020.pdf
2020-21 Enterprise Fund Budget Amendment #1 - December 31, 2020.pdf
12. Financial Statements for Period Ending November 30, 2020
Financial Statements for November 30, 2020.pdf
13. Property Disposal
Board Letters 02-23-21.pdf
Board Report 02-23-2021.pdf
F. School Food and Nutrition
14. 2020 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities
2020 Equipment Grant Application Advertisement.pdf
F. Human Resources
15. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 02-23-21.pdf
16. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 02-23-21.pdf
F. Labor Relations
17. Approve Memorandum of Agreement with Brevard Federation of Teachers for Conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT Second Semester - TA - FINAL Edits (5).pdf
Certificate of Vote MOA.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
18. CARES Act – Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund- Data-Informed Supports
19. CARES Act – Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund- K-12 Civic Literacy Booklist
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
20. Recommend the Renewal of the Charter School Contract for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne
2021-0129 Renewal Program Review Report Imagine.pdf
Imagine - One Page 2021.pdf
21. Scope of Curriculum Work Department of Environmental Protection
021221$400,000SW347.pdf
F. Project Management
22. Canopy Covered Walkways - District Wide - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
District Wide Covered Walkways DB Precon Attachments.pdf
23. Eau Gallie High School - Construction Management Services (Locker Room Air Conditioning - Additional Services)
Eau Gallie Locker Room Change Orders 1-3.pdf
24. Jefferson Middle School Serving Line Renovations and Cooler/Freezer Installation - Close Out
OEF-209 for JMS Serving.pdf
25. Eau Gallie High School Serving Line Renovations - Close Out
EGHS Cafeteria Renov OEF 209 _signed 1-25-21.pdf
26. James Madison Middle School Facility Renewal - Close Out
JMM FR OEF 209 210201.pdf
27. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School - Cafeteria Renovation - Construction Management Services
Cocoa Beach Cafeteria Renovations GMP Attachments.pdf
28. Manatee Elementary School - Facility Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Manatee Chiller GMP Attachments.pdf
29. Stone Middle School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Stone Canopy GMP Attachments.pdf
Stone Canopy Renewal Project - Photographs.pdf
Stone Canopy Renewal Project Location Map.pdf
30. Pinewood Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Pinewood Early Works GMP Canopy Attachments.pdf
Pinewood Elementary Canopy Structure Evaluation Letter.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
31. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the February 23, 2021 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
32. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 21-307-A-JE - Florida Lacrosse Officials Assoc.pdf
b - 20-742-A-JE Mod 1 Agenda - Florida Gulf Coast University rev drje.pdf
c - SSA 15-369-AL Agenda - Florida Lacrosse Officials Assoc rev drje.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a - 21-307-A-JE - Florida Lacrosse Officials Association - Student Services - $105,000.00 - $Various b - 20-742-A-JE - FL Gulf Coast University - Student Services - $77,290.00 - Operating Categorical c - 15-369-AL - Florida Lacrosse Officials Association - Termination - Student Services - $N/A
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
33. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 21-311-B-JW Replacement Repair Services.pdf
b - ITB 18-029-NC-A1 - Armored Transport Services.pdf
c - ITB 21-293-B-JW Powered Telescoping.pdf
d - SC 17-SC-089-DR A2 Financial & Performance Audit.pdf
e - 21-296-PB-WH - Canvas Learning.pdf
f - RFP 21-144-P-JE - High School Mascot Debit Card Program.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a - ITB 21-311-B-JW - Replacement & Repair Services for Windows, Doors, Cabinets & Store Fronts - Facilities Services - $400,000.00 - Operating Other b - ITB 18-B-029-NC-A1 - Armored Transport Services - Financial Services - $370,120.00 - Operating Other, Special Revenue c - ITB 21-293-B-JW - Powered Telescoping Lift Equipment Preventative Maintenance, Repair, Quarterly and Annual Inspection Services - Facilities Services - $125,000.00 - Operating Other Approve the State Contract (SC) below: d - SC 17-SC-089-DR-A2 - Financial & Performance Audit Extension - Facilities Services - $250,000.00 - Capital Projects Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below: e - PB 21-296-PB-WH - Instructure - Canvas - Educational Technology - $53,250.00 - Operating Other Approve the Request For Proposal (RFP) below: f - RFP 21-144-P-JE - High School Mascot Image Debit Card Program - Government & Community Relations - $0
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
G. Student Services
34. Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide Awareness and Prevention
5350 Exe. Summ., Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean and APs (1-8-21).pdf

A public hearing was held.  Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to publicly address the revisions to Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide Awareness and Prevention. There were no speakers and a vote was called.

H. Information
H. Exceptional Student Education
35. Approve the new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Policies and Procedures (SP&P) 2020-2021 through 2022-2023
Brevard ESE Policies and Procedures 2020-2021 through 2022-2023 with Bookmarks.pdf
SIGNATURE PAGE-2020-2023 (fillable).pdf
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
36. Board Member Reports

Ms. McDougall gave an update on the School Health Advisory Committee. They had a meeting in February over Zoom. They talked about the Safety Education Plan and discussed Florida pedestrian and biking safety.  They are good partners.  They will have their next meeting in May.  She commented that it is an interesting committee with a lot of community support.

 

Mr. Susin was upset and wanted to mention the fact that unemployment claims had been made falsely costing the district a lot of money.  Dr. Mullins clarified that this was not a result of someone "hacking" into BPS systems.  Mr. Susin further commented that educators were not receiving the respect that they should have. He said that as a Board, they should be trying to figure out a way to bring back what was loved about education.  Mr. Susin said that he is going to start keeping stats on teachers and staff who have been attacked in the classrooms and what has happened to the students and or parents who did the attacking.

 

Ms. Belford explained that we saw a significant increase in what the district was being asked to pay in unemployment claims starting in the second quarter of last year. Typically the district pays about $5,600 per quarter. In quarter two of last year, we saw a significant jump.  There have been tons of issues with the unemployment system. In essence, the state relaxed safeguards in place due to volumes of people applying for unemployment. People no longer had to supply proof that they were applying for work, and they no longer had to be verified that they were unemployed from their job and the state just started paying out dollars and then charging the employer.  What we have found here in the district is that because they relaxed all those requirements to verify eligibility, there were many people getting unemployment who should not have been receiving. That opening of the floodgate on unemployment applications also seems to have created opportunity for some dishonest individuals to apply for unemployment under the name of other people.  It is a statewide issue and people have applied for unemployment under the guise of BPS employees.  It has nothing to do with BPS data.  The impact is that we are having to pay as we wait for the state to hopefully figure that out.  It is a bad situation. 

37. Discussion - Indoor Singing During COVID

The BPS reopening plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic does not currently allow for choral singing indoors. Mr. Susin avidly requested that we allow the students to sing again the classrooms.  Discussion ensued about protocols and Mr. Gibbs commented that the Board will have to vote on any amendments to the reopening plan. Direction was provided to Dr. Mullins to have staff work with the Reopening Committee and put together a proposal for a recommendation for the safest circumstances to allow student to sing indoors and present the proposal to the Board on March 23, 2021 and wait for further directions.  

Motion
Direct the superintendent to request the reopening task force to evaluate whether choral singing inside the classroom can be done safely, establish protocols and bring back a recommendation to amend the reopening plan at March 23, 2021.
Vote Results ( Not Started )
Motion:
Second:
L. Superintendent's Report
38. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
39. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 7:44 p.m.

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

Chairman: __________________________________________ Secretary: __________________________________________

INSTITUTION:  ARTICLE IX - SECTION 1.  Public education. - The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require.

ADDRESSING THE BOARD:
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