Educational Services Facility
1:00 p.m.

January 19, 2021 Policy Work Session and Board Workshop (Mascot Discussion, Strategic Plan and District Accreditation)
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Misty Belford called the work session/workshop to order at:  1:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Paul Gibbs, General Counsel, called the roll.  

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
Policy Work Session
4. Board Policy 5350 Student Suicide Awareness and Prevention
5350 Exe. Summ. Current NEOLA Redline Clean and APs (1-8-21).pdf

Chris Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, provided the executive summary of the policy and an overview of a packet they had been given.  Board members had no questions.

Order of Business
5. Strategic Plan
2019-2024 Objectives Profiles FINAL 12.18.20 Redlined2.pdf
SP Board Workshop PP 1.19.21 rln.pdf

Robin Novelli, Chief Operating Officer, provided the Board and viewing audience the update on the Strategic Plan.  Mr. Novelli thanked Cynthia Rayen, Government and Community Relations staff as well as Russell Cheatham and his group.He also gave a shout out to all of cabinet and their directors for their work on the project. 

Chairman Belford thanked Dr. Soliven and Ms. Cline, assistant superintendents of Secondary and Elementary Leading and Learning, for the instructional excellence portion and Russ Bruhn and his team for the community connection piece.

Ms. Belford asked about expenses associated with the cost of new instructional material adoptions and commented on the importance of reaching out to legislative delegates to help them understand the challenges that districts have been faced with to make sure everyone is on same page.  Dr. Mullins will follow up with Mr. Bruhn to reach out to local delegates.







6. District Accreditation
Board Workshop Presentation 1.19.21 (002).pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning.introduced Marilyn Chappie, Director of Elementary Leading and Learning along with Janet Stephenson, School Improvement Resource Teacher. Information was provided to the Board about the process.


7. Mascot Discussion
Option #1 - Board Policy 7250 Commemoration of School Facilities (redline)(12-2-20).pdf
Option #2 - Administrative Procedures 7250 Selection of School Mascot Procedures (DRAFT) (12-20-20).pdf
Option #3 - Administrative Procedures 7250 Request to Change School Mascot or School Colors Procedures (DRAFT) (1-7-21).pdf
Option #4 - Board Policy 7250 Commemoration of School Facilities (redline)(1-13-21).pdf
Administrative Procedures (DRAFT - S. Soliven)(1-7-21).pdf

Paul Gibbs, General Counsel, led the mascot discussion, providing options. 


Following much discussion, the consensus of the Board was to focus on making option 3  into an administrative procedure.  Mr. Susin remained consistent that he felt it should be a policy.


Dr. Mullins will be working with staff and Mr. Gibbs to refine the procedure. It will be inclusive of the District's non-discrimination policy.




Closing Remarks
8. Closing Remarks/Direction
9. Adjournment


Chairman: ___________________________________ Secretary: ___________________________________

NOTE:  Public attendance will be on a first come, first served basis allowing for up to 30 attendees in addition to staff and Board members.  Please be reminded that face coverings are required for all attendees.

NOTE:  The meeting will be live streamed through normal BPS channels.

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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