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2:00 p.m.

February 7, 2023 Board Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

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

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Megan Wright, Gene Trent, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Topics
4. Board Policy 0169.1 Participation at Board Meetings
po0169.1 Participation at Board Meetings with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Paul Gibbs, General Counsel, provided the Board with an overview of the changes made within the policy.  Disussion ensued among the Board and there was cosensus to add verbiage to allow speakers the ability to sign up until public comments begin, rather than at the start of the Board Meeting.  

Mr. Susin requested to have staff work to develop a digital format for public comments sign-up.  The Board was in support of this request.

5. Board Policy 9800 - Charter Schools
po 9800 with Coverpages for Upload Charter Schools.pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading & Learning reviewed the changes made within the policy for the Board's consideration.  Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions which were answered by Ms. Cline.  Ms. Campbell identified some technical changes to be made to the policy, which included a couple of typos under Section VI, (H), and the removal of one bullet under Section XXIII that was duplicated.  

6. Board Policy 3120.11 Preference for Veterans in Employment
PO3120.11 (New) with Coverpages For Upload.pdf

Dr. Karyle Green, Interim Chief HR Officer, provided the Board with an overview of the changes made within the policy.  There were no changes identifed for this policy. 

7. Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment
po5121 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading & Learning, provided the Board with an overview of the changes made within the policy. Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions which were answered by Ms. Cline and Dr. Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading & Learning. A recommendation was made by Mr. Susin to add teachers to Tier 1 – Special Consideration. Staff will look into statute to see if this can be added.

8. Board Policy 7440.03 Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in School Settings
po7440.03 NEW with cover sheet for upload.pdf

Dr. Karyle Green, Interim Chief HR Officer, provided the Board with an overview of the changes made within the policy.  Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions which were answered by staff.  There were no changes recommended for this policy.

9. Board Policy 9130 Public Complaints
9130 Public Complaints (New Proposed) with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Paul Gibbs, General Counsel, provided the Board with an overview of the changes made within the policy. Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Mr. Gibbs. Technical changes were identified which included an incomplete sentence under letter A (3,d), and to change section A to state Matters Regarding an Instructional Staff Member for consistency.

10. Meeting Agenda Item Process Discussion

Chairman Susin discussed a new process for Work Sessions moving forward which will help staff be prepared for the meeting, will provide clearer direction to staff, and will streamline the process for improved time management.

11. Board Policy - 5136 Wireless Communication Devices
po5136-drafts-for-work-session-with-coverpages-for-upload_1.pdf

Dr. Schiller, Interim Superintendent, provided the Board with an overview on the proposed changes to consider for inclusion within the policy. He proceeded to review data on electronic device abuse. Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to this topic. The Board requested to add clear language pertaining to videos not being used to intimidate, harass, bully or post online and to include incident, to broaden the scope of type.

12. Volunteer Qualifications Guidelines
currently in use-volunteer-guidelines-dated-52521.pdf
original-option 1-volunteer-guidelines-updated-242019.pdf
option-2-revision-option-to-guidelines-10-year-review.pdf
option-3-revision-option-to-guidelines-5-year-review.pdf

Dr. Schiller, Interim Superintendent, provided the Board with a brief overview on the proposed options for consideration, which were reviewed/developed in collaboration with the divisions of Operations, District Security and the General Counsel. Rachad Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, further explained each option. Discussion ensued among the Board. The majority of the Board were in support of Option 1.

13. Board Policy - 0121 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board
0121 Responsibility and Authority of the Board.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

14. Board Policy - 0122 Board Powers
0122 Board Powers.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

15. Board Policy - 0122.1 Member Powers
0122.1 Member Powers.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

16. Board Policy - 0131 Legislative/Policymaking
0131 Legislative-Policymaking.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

17. Board Policy - 0132 Executive
0132 Executive.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

18. Board Policy - 0149.1 Public Expression of Members
0149.1 Public Expression of Members.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

19. Board Policy - 0171 Review of Policies
0171 Review of Policies.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

20. Board Policy - 0171.2 Review of Policy - Philosophy and Goals
0171.2 Review of Policy - Philosophy and Goals.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

21. Board Policy - 1030.01 Development of Administrative Procedures
1030.01 Development of Administrative Procedures.pdf

This topic was not addressed and will be discussed at a future meeting.

Closing Remarks
22. Closing Remarks

Chairman Susin discussed the need to extend Work Sessions in the future to accommodate the volume of topics on the agenda or to open an additional meeting date.  Discussion ensued pertaining to the topic.  The majority of the Board supported having a longer meeting on a Board Meeting date rather than an additional day.

Adjournment
23. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:36 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

NOTES:  

  • Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.   Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org and YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/BrevardSchools.   
  • Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Karyle Green, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Dr. Green may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11266 (voice) or green.karyle@brevardschools.org (email).
  • Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board during the Rule Development portion of the meeting specific to the policy being discussed.  There will be no other opportunity to public comment during workshops.
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