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January 19, 2021 School Board Meeting

Attendance inside the Board room will be limited to 30 persons in addition to Board members and staff.  Sign-ups for public speakers will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of ESF.  Face coverings are required for all public attendees.  

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The School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, December 17, 2020 edition of The Eagle. An affidavit of publication is available in the Board Office.

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Misty 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 silent reflection and asked the viewing audience to join them.

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 shared recognition of students, staff, programs and community partnerships that positively affect 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, January 12, 2021:

Revisions

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • D-8. Superintendent's Report
  • G-30. Procurement Solicitations

Addition

  • F-11. Student Expulsions

Attachment Added

  • F-16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Motion
Adopt the January 19, 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 Sherry Tomlinson from the position of Principal at Kennedy Middle School, effective January 31, 2021. Accept the retirement of Darlene A. Rogers from the position of Principal at Westside Elementary School, effective February 26, 2021. Accept transfer of Nicole R. Parks from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Mims Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Columbia Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 20, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the reclassification/transfer of Jessica L. Olesnevich from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Sherwood Elementary School, on annual contract, effective January 20, 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
D. Presentations
D. Superintendent
8. Superintendent's Report (COVID Protocols & Process - in Review)
Superintendent Report - 1.19.2020 Board Meeting - COVID Protocols and Processes - In Review - FINAL.pdf

Dr. Mullins provided the Board and viewing audience a review of COVID Protocols and Processes.  Board members had no questions. Ms. Belford appreciated the focus on making parents/students choosing between eLearning or brick and mortar and not switching back and forth without sufficient cause.  This has been a challenge.

E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Chairman Belford reminded speakers of the three minute time limit and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Tom Westermeyer - COVID -19 Challenges
    • Sub Issues
      • Health
      • Doing both platforms
  • Anthony Colucci - COVID-19
    • Keep Mask Mandate
  • Ashley Hall - Mask Mandates
    • Metrics for Ending Mask Mandates and Quarantines
    • Quarantine Confusion
  • Jordan Johnson - Quarantine
    • Revisit Metrics for Quarantines
  • Ron Bradley - Life
    • Wasting Electricity

Regarding mask mandate and quarantine metrics, Ms. Campbell responded stating that the Board and staff are following CDC guidelines.  These are unprecendented times and neither Board or staff are qualified to make those decisions. She read statistics about deaths in Brevard.  She urged some perspective.

 

Ms. Jenkins thanked Mr. Westermeyer. To the persons who do not agree with mask wearing, she said that we shouldn't be talking about this anymore.  It is impossible to keep socially distant in our classrooms. and to the persons who do not agree with masks.  

 

Mr,.Susin expressed that it is more important to value safety over comfort.  He also stated that every Tuesday that he does not have a Board meeting, he will substitute teach. 

 

Ms. Belford and Ms. McDougall expressed that masks are important in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID.

 

F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2020-1215 SB Meeting Minutes Draft.pdf
2020-1215 Policy Work Session and Board Workshop.pdf
11. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services
12. General Fund Budget Amendments for November 30, 2020
General Fund Budget Amendment #3 - November 30, 2020 FINAL.pdf
13. General Fund Budget Amendments for October 31, 2020
General Fund Budget Amendment #2 - October 31, 2020 FINAL.pdf
14. General, Internal Service Casualty, Internal Service Medical Funds Budget Amendments for September 30, 2020
Medical Funds (731) Budget Amendment #1 - September 30, 2020.pdf
casualty-funds-71x-budget-amendment-1-september-30-2020_1.pdf
General Fund Budget Amendment #1 - September 30, 2020 FINAL.pdf
15. Property Disposal
Board Report 01-19-2021.pdf
Board Letters 01-19-2021.pdf
F. Human Resources
16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 01-19-21.pdf
ESOL OOF Handout - 01-19-21.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 01-19-21.pdf
F. Labor Relations
18. Suspension of Instructional Employee
F. Office of Professional Learning and Development
19. Brevard ASD Add On Program
Brevard ASD Add on Cert.pdf
F. Career & Technical Education
20. Pathways to Career Opportunities
F. Head Start Program
21. Head Start Program 2019-2020 Annual Report
2019 2020 Head Start Annual Report_ FINAL.pdf
F. Project Management
22. Transportation Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank Project - Construction Management Services
DEF Tank GMP Attachments.pdf
23. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee - Appointment and Reappointment of Members
ICOC Member Appointments Attachment.pdf
24. Indialantic Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Indialantic OEF 209 201119.pdf
25. Water Line Bill of Sale - Viera High School Central Energy Plant
Bill of Sale- VHS - City of Cocoa Water Line.pdf
Viera HS As Built.pdf
26. Oak Park Elementary School - Emergency Generator Enclosure Grant Modification and Construction Management Services
Oak Park Generator GMP Attachments.pdf
Oak Park Generator Grant Modification Agreement.pdf
27. Johnson Middle School - Design Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Johnson Roof Design Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
28. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the January 19, 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
29. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 20-606-A-HD-A1 - Avid Center.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreement below: a) 20-606-A-HD-A1 Avid Center - Amendment - Secondary Leading & Learning - $52,457.00 - Operating Categorical
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
30. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 21-244-B-NC - Food Service Refrigrtn, Eqpmt Repair, Maint.pdf
b - 21-274-PB-WH Recapped & New Tires.pdf
c - PB 19-053-PB-SH-A1 MRO Supplies Related Services - Fastenal.pdf
d - 21-333-SC-WH - Apple Computer Hardware - $Variable.pdf
e - RFP 21-271-P-KR - Employee Benefits Cons, Actuarial Svcs, and Broker Record.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a) ITB 21-244-B-NC - Food Service Refrigeration, Equipment Repair and Preventative Maintenance - Facilities Services - $Various Approve the Piggy Backs (PBs) below: b) PB 21-274-PB-WH - Recapped & New Tires and Related Services - Transportation Services - $750,000.00 - Operating Other c) PB 19-053-PB-SH-A1 - MRO Supplies & Related Services - Fastenal - Facilities Services - $Various Approve the State Contract (SC) below: d) SC 21-33-SC-WH - Apple Computer Hardware and Related Services - Educational Technology - $Various Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: e) RFP 21-271-P-KR – Employee Benefits Consultant, Actuarial Services, and Broker of Record Services – Employee Benefits and Risk Management - $187,300.00 – Other Sources
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
31. School Improvement Plans
20-21 School ImprovementPlan Roster.pdf
Motion
Approve the School Improvement Plans for 104 schools including alternative sites, charter and virtual schools.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
32. 2020-2021 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools
2020-2021 SPP Revisions.pdf
2020-2021 Student Progression Plan Final.pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to address Brevard Public School's Student Progression Plan.  There were no speakers present.

Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve the Brevard Public Schools' Student Progression Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Facilities Services
33. Attendance Boundary Proposals for School Year 2021-2022
Maps and Data-School Year 2021-22 Attendance Boundary Changes.pdf
Community Meeting Comments and Emails.pdf

Chairman Belford asked if there was anyone present who wished to address the 2021-2022 attendance boundary changes.  There were no speakers present..

Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve the following attendance boundary changes for the 2021-2022 school year: Quest to Viera Elementary School - Area B Pinewood to Mims Elementary School
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Project Management
34. Property Sale to Florida Department of Transportation - Release of Encumbrances
MIHS FDOT Parcel.pdf
Summary of Documents and Actions Required SR 3 Property Acquistion.pdf
SR 3 Documents 1-10 with Dividers (1-4-21).pdf

Dr. Mullins explained the process involving Items G-34 and G-35 as well as the Leasing Corporation Meeting.

 

Items G-33 and G-34 relate to the sale of approximately 5700 square feet of Merritt Island High School property located at the northeast corner of Mustang Way and North Courtney Parkway, also known as State Road 3. The property is being sold to the Florida Department of Transportation for road right-of-way purposes in lieu of a condemnation and taking action by FDOT.  Normally, this would be a very simple property sale done with a single Board action. However, in this case, the property is encumbered by certificates of participation relating to prior capital improvements at Merritt Island High School.

 

There are three steps to the sale of property.

 

The first step is School Board consideration of releasing the encumbrance. This is item G-33 and includes documents 1 through 4 and 9.

 

The second step is the School Board Leasing Corporation consideration of releasing the encumbrance. After item G-33, the School Board will recess and the Leasing Corporation will convene. The Leasing Corporation will consider documents 1 through 5.

 

The third step is the School Board’s consideration of the property sale to the Florida Department of Transportation. The Board will reconvene after the Leasing Corporation acts on the release of the encumbrance.  The Board will then consider documents 6 through 10.

 

Following the approval of this item, Chairman Belford called a recess at:7:04  p.m. so the Leasing Corporation Meeting could be convened.

 

 

Motion
Approve the following documents: 1. Series 2007C Second Amended Ground Lease Agreement a. Exhibit A – Released Property Legal Description 2. Second Amended Schedule No. 2007C a. Exhibit A – Released Property Legal Description 3. Memorandum of Series 2007C Second Amended Ground Lease Agreement a. Exhibit A – Released Property Legal Description 4. Memorandum of Second Amendment Schedule No. 2007C a. Exhibit A – Released Property Legal Description 9. School Board Resolution 2021-02 (approving release) a. Exhibit A –Series 2007C Second Amended Ground Lease Agreement (Document 1) b. Exhibit B – Second Amended Schedule 2007C (Document 2)
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
35. Property Sale to Florida Department of Transportation - Purchase Agreement
MIHS FDOT Parcel.pdf
Summary of Documents and Actions Required SR 3 Property Acquistion.pdf
SR 3 Documents 1-10 with Dividers (1-4-21).pdf

Chairman Belford reconvened the regular meeting at: 7:06 p.m.

Motion
Approve the following documents: 6. Purchase Agreement with Addendum a. Legal Description 7. School Board Deed 8. School Board Resolution 2021-01 (authorizing deed) 10. School Board Resolution 2021-03 Approving Release and Sale a. Exhibit A – Series 2007C Second Amended Ground Lease Agreement (Document 1) b. Exhibit B – Second Amended Schedule No. 2007C to the Lease Agreement (Document 2) c. Exhibit C – Purchase Agreement (Document 6)
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
36. Secondary English Language Arts Textbook Adoption
Initial Proposal 7-12 ELA and ILA Textbooks- Board.pdf
H. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
37. Elementary ELA Instructional Materials Adoption
Initial Proposal K-6 ELA Textbooks- Board.xlsx
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
38. Board Member Reports

Make sure 1010 has 

39. Discussion Point (FSBA Master Board Training) - McDougall

Ms. McDougall asked to see if the rest of the Board was interested in participating in Master Board Training. Board members agreed this will be a beneficial use of funds and time.Dollars will be taken from remaining Board member travel and registration dollars.

40. Discussion Point (COVID Vaccine) - Jenkins

Ms. Jenkins had written a letter to the Governor and local delegates, urging them to consider educators be treated as essential workers when it comes to receiving the vaccine for COVID.  She received one response which indicated that the letter was never really read.  She thinks it is important for the Board to rally together to send a letter. She said that silence makes them look complicit. 

 

Ms. Belford said that she will work with Mr. Bruhn to compose a letter from the Board. She does think it will be more effective to call them

 

L. Superintendent's Report
41. Superintendent's Report
M. Student Discipline
N. Adjournment
42. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at 7:22 p.m.

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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.

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