January 14, 2020 Board Workshop and Policies Work Session

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a policies work session and board workshop on  Tuesday, January 14, 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, December 26, 2019 and Thursday, January 2, 2020. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.


Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Misty Belford called the meeting to order at: 2:08 p.m.


Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Policy Work Session
4. Board Policy 2371 HOPE Scholarship
2371 - Exe. Summary, NEOLA and New Proposed (1-13-20).pdf

Chris Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, provided the executive summary of the policy.

5. Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide
5350 Execu. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean & AP (1-8-20).pdf

Ms. Moore provided the executive summary of revisions.  Ms. Campbell asked about the SRI process and SROs.

6. Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property
8390 Exec. Summary, Neola, New Proposed and AP (1-14-20).pdf

Ms. Moore provided the exectutive summary.  Brief discussion ensued.

7. Board Policy 8400 Environmental Health and Safety Issues
8400 Execu. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean & AP (1-14-20).pdf

Ms. Moore provided the executive summary of this suggested new policy. 

8. Board Policy 9160 Public Attendance at School Events
9160 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Current (1-14-20).pdf

Ms. Moore provided the executive summary.

Order of Business
9. Sales Surtax
2016 State ofour Schools Report.pdf
Resolution 2014-01 adopted 7 31 2014.pdf
2014 Deteriorating Schools Report.pdf
sales surtax workshop final 01 12.pdf
Florida Statutes 212.055.pdf

Sue Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services, provided an overview of the presentation. Ms. Hann said that this has been the most successful deployment of all the governmental agencies she has worked.  She is very proud of their efforts. The ICOC has been very successful and have had eight perfect audits.  Dr. Mullins attributed this success to Ms. Hann and her team and stated that they are always looking at ways to perform better.

Ms. Hann explained the Sales Surtax renewal process which includes a performance audit.

Dr. Mullins asked for Board members to reach out to Ms. Hann in the very near future for conversation about the possibility of going out for a renewal of the sales surtax.  After those conversations, he will determine whether or not he brings forth a recommendation to the Board before April, 2020.

Closing Remarks
10. Closing Remarks

Dr. Mullins asked Board members to reach out to Sue to have a one on one to provide feedback and ask questions.

11. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.

For further details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org). 


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