Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.

February 25, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in regular session on Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 6, 2020. 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

Chairman Belford invited the audience to Board members for a moment of silent reflection.

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 recognized students, staff, community members/partnerships and programs and expressed appreciation for the positive impact each had to Brevard Public Schools. 

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda
2020-0225 Supplemental.docx

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes that appear on the Supplemental Agenda which are changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F-11. Student Expulsions


  • F-18. Salary Enhancements for Non-Bargaining Personnel


Approve the February 25, 2020 School Board 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 and congratulated those administrative staff personnel present and offered each time for comments and introductions.

Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Thomas E. Fitzgerald from the position of Director of Information Technology, effective June 30, 2020.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Tina Descovich
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
D. Superintendent
8. Showcase - Sources of Strength by Titusville High School

Jennifer Gonzalez, principal of Titusville High School and student Peyton Cook, an active member of Sources of Strength provided the presentation.  Sources of Strength helps by connecting people who may need help to several "sources of strength" be that a peer leader, teacher, doctor, spiritual leader or counselor.

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

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

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Anthony Colucci - Feedback
  • Vanessa Skipper- Teacher Salary
  • Jonathan Hillard - Support of Principals
F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2020-0211 Workshop and Rule Development.pdf
2020-0211 Regular School Board Meeting.pdf
11. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services
12. Financial Statements for the Period Ending November 30, 2019
Financial Statements for November 30, 2019.pdf
13. Property Disposal
Board Report - 02-25-2020.pdf
Board List Letters 02-25-2020.pdf
14. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #4 for December 31, 2019
Budget Amendment #4 - December 31, 2019 Final.pdf
15. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending December 31, 2019
Brevard Board Report 4Q 2019.pdf
F. Human Resources
16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 02-25-20.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 02-25-20.pdf
F. Labor Relations
18. Salary Enhancements for Non-bargaining Personnel
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
19. Field Trip - Heritage High School's A Cappella Show Choir(s) to Douglasville, Georgia and if qualified to New York City, New York
Heritage High School Choir Trip information & itinerary.pdf
Heritage High School A Cappella Choirs Event Information.pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
20. Field Trip - Gemini Elementary Lego Jr.-Robotics Club to FIRST Lego League Jr. Championship World Festival Expo in Houston, TX
Gemini Lego Jr Robotics 4.2020.pdf
F. Project Management
21. North Area Transportation - Facility Renewal - SALES SURTAX
North Area Transportation CBA Form.pdf
North Area Transportation GMP Attachments.pdf
22. Coquina Elementary School Facility Renewal
23. Appoint School Board Representative to the Cocoa Local Planning Agency
24. Columbia Elementary School - Facility Renewal Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Columbia Chilled Water Design Attachments.pdf
25. Enterprise Elementary - Additional Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Enterprise Design Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
26. Approval of Consent
Approve the Februay 25, 2020 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
27. Board Policy 2216 Gifted Education
2216 Exe. Summary and New Proposed Policy (2-6-20).pdf

Prior to the vote, Chairman Belford asked twice if there was anyone present who wished to publically address Board Policy 2216 Gifted Education.

There were no speakers.

New proposed Board Policy 2216 Gifted Education will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Rule Development Workshop - 2/11/20 School Board Meeting (Information) - 2/11/20 School Board Meeting (Approval) - 2/25/20
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
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
28. Board Member Reports

Mr. Susin reported on the positive action moving forward in Tallahassee for PreK teachers.

L. Superintendent's Report
29. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Mullins had nothing further to report.

M. Adjournment
30. Adjournment

Hearing no further business, Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 6:36 p.m.

For further details of this meeting, please refer to the published video found on 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.
Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board at any regular meeting by following established procedures.  The maximum allotted time for a presentation is three (3) minutes.  A speaker's time may not be allocated to others.  Individuals must complete a form located on a table near the east wall of the boardroom.  Thirty minutes will be set aside at the beginning of the meeting for public discussion on non-agenda items.  Up to thirty minutes of public discussion will be allowed for each agenda action item.<br><br>
NOTE:  If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with regard to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purposes, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
NOTE:  Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Cordia Patterson, Manager, Professional Services,  five days prior to the meeting date.  Ms. Patterson may be reached at 321-631-1000, ext. 11226 (voice) or patterson.cordia@brevardschools.org (email).
NOTE:  This publication can be made available to persons with disabilities in a variety of formats, including large print, DVDs and Braille.  Telephone or written requests should include your name, address, and telephone number.  Requests should be made to School Board Office, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL  32940-6699, (321) 633-1000, ext. 11412 at least two (2) weeks prior to the time you need the publication.<br><br>
NOTE:  We respectfully request that ALL ELECTRONIC ITEMS AND CELL PHONES REMAIN OFF while the School Board is in session.<br><br>
NOTE:  Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.  BPS-TV will replay the meeting Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.,Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org.      


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