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5:30 p.m.

 

January 23, 2024, Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chair Megan Wright called the meeting to order at 5:29 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the audience to join.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Ms. Wright introduced Charlie Kelford from DeLaura Middle School, who will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A. Entertainment
5. Entertainment - Delaura Jazz Band

Ms. Wright introduced the DeLaura Jazz Band. 

 

Ms. Wright thanked the Delaura Jazz Band students for the wonderful performance.

 

Two students (Lincoln Hrajnoha-Cordero and Lexi Barnes) from DeLaura were invited to the podium where they were given the opportunity to answer questions from the Board.

 

Break at 5:45 pm

resume at 5:51 pm

A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
6. Board Members/Superintendent Recognitions

 

Board Members and Dr. Rendell recognized various students, staff, community members and business partners and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

A. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Government & Community Relations
7. Purple Star Schools

Ms. Wright recognized three BPS schools who were awarded the 2023 Purple Star School of Distinction. 

  • Congratulations to Roosevelt Elementary, Sea Park Elementary, and Space Coast Junior-Senior High.
    • To earn the Florida Purple Star School of Distinction Designation, schools are required to maintain a school military point of contact, a school webpage for military students and families that includes resources like academic planning, transition planning, and educational opportunities, a student-led transition program to assist military students coming into the school, among other requirements.

 

Ms. Wright invited the school leaders to come to the podium. Ms. Wright and the Board presented each principal with a banner that can be hung in their school.

  • Principal Hill-Brodigan from Roosevelt Elementary
  • Principal Hall, Sea Park Elementary
  • Principal Flora, Space Coast Junior Senior High

 

8. ROTC Teams at State

Dr. Rendell: I had the privilege of traveling to watch four of our JROTC teams compete in state showcasing their skill and determination at the Raider Championships.

 

Dr. Rendell recognized and congratulated the teams for their accomplishments:

  • Viera High Female team who took 5th place in state, out of 54 total teams
  • Merritt Island High for taking 3rd in state for mixed team
  • Cocoa Beach Junior-Senior High Male and Female teams, each team took first place for the entire state. 
9. Cocoa High Football Team

Dr. Rendell recognized and welcomed the 2023 2-S Football State Champions… "The Cocoa High Tigers". This is their second championship in a row! 

 

Dr. Rendell recognized the coaches for all their hard work and all they do for the players; he spoke to the players about how they can be a positive role model to their community not only today but in the future.  

 

The Board members were given the opportunity to speak to the players and coaches on this great achievement.

 

10. Board Attorney Recognition

Ms. Wright introduced Representatives from the Florida School Board Attorneys Association (FSBAA), Amy Envall and John Palmerini who were in attendance tonight.  Mr. Palmerini presented Mr. Gibbs with the "2023-Graham Carothers Award of Excellence" .

 

Mr. Trent left boardroom at 6:50 pm returned at 6:54 pm.

A. Adoption of Agenda
11. Adoption of Agenda

Changes made to the agenda since released to the public include the following:

Addition of items:

G39. Social Studies Textbook Adoption

 

Revised items:

A12. Administrative Staff Recommendations

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
12. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Dr. Rendell recognized the following administrative staff recommendations.

  • Kendra Thomas (Edwards) is currently an Assistant Principal in Jacksonville, FL.  Assistant Principal (10 mo.) – Jupiter Elementary School effective upon completion of onboarding with Human Resources.
  • Kelly Rodgers is a former Assistant Principal in Osceola County, FL.  Assistant Principal (10 mo.) – Westside Elementary School effective upon completion of onboarding with Human Resources.
  • Matthew E. Shanosky is currently a Teacher on Assignment at Southwest Middle School.  Assistant Principal (10 mo.) – Southwest Middle School effective January 24, 2024.
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The appointment of Kendra Thomas to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Jupiter Elementary School, on annual contract, pending onboarding clearance. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Kelly Rodgers to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Westside Elementary School, on annual contract, pending onboarding clearance. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Matthew E. Shanosky from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Southwest Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School, on annual contract, effective January 24, 2024. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
D. Presentations
E. Public Comments
13. Public Comments

Ms. Wright reminded speakers of their time limit of three minutes and of the decorum expected while speaking.  Mr. Gibbs, School Board Attorney invited speakers to the podium, and in accordance with Florida Law, stated the Board would hear 26 speakers.  

 

Mr. Susin left boardroom at 8:06 pm and returned at 8:09 pm.

Recess at 8:12 pm and returned at 8:22 pm.

 

F. Consent
F. Board Office
14. Minutes
december-12-2023-board-meeting-minutes (2).pdf
Agenda Plus - January 9, 2024, Offsite Work Session.html
december-12-2023-work-session-minutes.pdf
F. Board Office/ Superintendent
15. Student Expulsion(s)
F. Financial Services
16. Property Disposal
Board Report 01-23-2024.pdf
Board Report Letters 01-23-2024.pdf
17. FY 2024 Interim Financial Statements ~ October 2023
FY 2024 Interim Financial Statements - October 2023.pdf
18. FY 2024 Interim Financial Statements ~ July 1 Ending September 30, 2023
FY 2024 Interim Financial Statements - July Through September 2023.pdf
19. FY 2024 November General Fund Budget Amendment
November 2023 FY 2024 Monthly Budget Amendment #3 (002).pdf
F. Human Resources
20. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 01-23-24.pdf
ESOL OOF Handout 01-23-24.pdf
21. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 01-23-24.pdf
F. Chief of Schools
22. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School Speech and Debate Team to Atlanta, Georgia
PBMHS Speech and Debate Itinerary 1-23-24.pdf
23. Field Trip - Edgewood Jr/Sr High School and Merritt Island High School's Robotics Team to Knoxville, Tennessee and if qualified to Houston, Texas for the World Championship
24. Field Trip - Viera High School's Hawk Robotics FRC 7431 Wingspan to Knoxville, Tennessee and if qualified to Houston, Texas
F. Curriculum & Instruction
25. Science Fair Field Trips
26. Computer Science Teacher Certification
F. Head Start Program
27. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Months of September, October, November
September 2023 Monthly Report (PIR).pdf
October 2023 Monthly Report.pdf
November 2023 Monthly Report.pdf
F. Project Management
28. West Melbourne School for Science Classroom Addition - Construction Management Services
West Melbourne Classroom Addition GMP Attachments.pdf
29. Heritage High School Track Renovation - Close Out
OEF Heritage Track.pdf
30. Astronaut High School - Design Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Astronaut Electrical and HVAC Renewal Design Attachments.pdf
31. Astronaut High School - Construction Management Services
Astronaut Restroom Renovations GMP Attachments.pdf
32. Cambridge Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Cambridge Front Office Access GMP Attachments.pdf
33. Westside Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Westside Building 4 HVAC GMP Attachments.pdf
34. Allocation of Sales Surtax Revenue
35. Clearlake Education Center - Construction Management Services
Clearlake Adult Ed CDL Training Facility GMP Attachments.pdf
36. Heritage High School - Construction Management Services
Heritage Kitchen Floor Tile GMP Attachments.pdf
37. Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School - Design Build Services
Space Coast Technology-Electrical Renewal Precon Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
38. Approval of Consent

The Board votes to approve Consent Items.  

Motion
Approve the January 23, 2024, School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
G. Curriculum & Instruction
39. Social Studies Textbook Adoption
Elementary SS Curriculum Pricing.pdf
SS - Links to Student Editions.pdf
Secondary SS Textbooks.xlsx
Motion
Conduct the Public Hearing on 1/23/24 and approve the 5-year purchase of K-12 Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Project Management
40. Attendance Boundary Change Proposal for School Year 2024-2025
Proposed MILA to Carroll Elementary Attendance Boundary Change.pdf
Motion
Conduct a Public Hearing and approve the attendance boundary change, MILA Elementary School to Lewis Carroll Elementary School for School Year 2024-2025.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
41. Department/School Initiated Agreements
A) 24-417-A-JW EFSC and BPS Early College Contract 24-25.pdf
B) 24-541-A-WH - Raptor.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: A) 24-417-A-JW EFSC and BPS Early College Contract - Curriculum & Instruction - $0.00 B) 24-541-A-WH Raptor Technologies, LLC - District & School Security - $58,740.00 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
42. Procurement Solicitations
A) 24-383-B-LW Painting Contractor Services.pdf
B) 24-415-B-LW Window,Doors & Storefront Sup & Ser.pdf
C) 24-412-B-LW Roof Repair Services.pdf
D) 22-934-B-WH Diesel Gasoline and Fuel Oil - Assignment.pdf
E) 23-018-SS-WH - Youth Truth Amend 1.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) below: A) 24-383-B-LW Painting Contractor Services - Plant Operations and Maintenance - $Variable - Operating - Other B) 24-415-B-LW Windows, Doors and Storefront Supplies & Srvcs. - Plant Operations & Maintenance - $Variable - Operating - Other C) 24-412-B-LW Roof Repair Services - Plant Operations & Maintenance - $Variable - Operating - Other D) 22-934-B-WH – Diesel, Gasoline & Fuel Oil – Assignment - Transportation - $Variable Approve the Sole Source (SS) below: E) 23-018-SS-WH – YouthTruth Survey – Amendment 1 - Student Services - $253,250.00 - Special Revenue - Federal
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Curriculum & Instruction
43. Book Review and Challenges - "Kite Runner" and "Slaughterhouse-Five"
Motion
Kite Runner: The recommendation: 3-1 vote to keep the title in high schools. One committee member was absent. Slaughterhouse-Five: The recommendation: 3 votes to keep in high school only, 1 vote to keep, and 1 vote to remove.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Project Management
44. Sales Surtax Independent Citizens Oversight Committee
ICOC Charter 12.15.2020.pdf
ICOC Procedure-002 with scoring matrix.pdf
ICOC Member Applications (3).pdf
ICOC member score sheet January 2024.pdf

The Board had a conversation on the applicants and the process in the committee's choice.  The recommendation of the Board is to keep the applications of the individuals that were not selected for future openings to the committee.

Motion
Although the recommendation did not change, the motion should rescind the appointment made on December 12, 2023 due to an administrative error and appoint Gary Shiffrin to the sales surtax Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) for a two year term from February 10, 2024 through February 9, 2026 based on the ICOC's recommendation of January 10, 2024.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. Procurement & Distribution Services
45. Procurement Information Report - October and November 2023
Procurement Information Report - October and November.pdf

No Board member wished to discuss this item. 

J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
46. Board Members Reports/Discussions

Ms. Campbell discussed the FSBA Day in Legislation update and the new proposed Bills:

  • HB 1403 School Choice
  • HB 109 Conversion Charter Schools 
  • School Safety

 

Ms. Wright brought before the board a possible calendar change for Board Work Session to the Tuesday before a Board Meeting.  The Board discussed this recommended change and unanimously agreed.

 

Mr. Susin spoke on the proposed meetings with the City's.

L. Superintendent's Report
47. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Rendell spoke on the official Graduation Rates for the 2022-2023 school year, from 87.2 to 89.7.  

M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
N. Adjournment
48. Adjournment

Chair Ms. Wright adjourned the meeting at 8:52 pm.

Chair: __________________________ 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.

ADDRESSING THE BOARD:
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NOTES: 

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