The Children's Hunger Project

26 Forrest Ave.

Cocoa, FL. 32922

9:00 am

January 9, 2024, Offsite Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chair, Mrs. Wright called the January 9, 2024, offsite meeting to order at 9:07 am.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chair Mrs. Wright invited everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Presentation - Kendall

Mrs. Wright introduced Kendall Moore to the Board and the audience.  Book referenced by Mr. Moore - "All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten" he read the Poem.


Mr. Moore addressed the board on:

  • Board Governance.  Mr. Moore presented to the Board his thoughts about what he saw, some of these are facts and some are his opinions.

He asked the Board:

  • "What do you think people see when they look at the Brevard Public School Board"?
    • self-serving,
    • dysfunctional
    • disinterested​​​​​​​
    • distracted​​​​​​​
    • a joke​​​​​​​
    • not a strong communication​​​​​​​
    • politically divided


  • What happens in the Board Meetings?
  • the dynamics
    • organizations​​​​​​​
    • parents​​​​​​​
    • student​​​​​​​
    • most important objectives are student achievement and safety


  • When what you do and how you do it is becoming more news than the action you actually took it is time to:
    • self-evaluate
    • self-reflection
    • self-introspection


  • Mr. Moore pointed out that this is one Board, not five Board members, he reminded the Board members; when you make a comment about a certain member you might as well be stating this about yourself.


  • What can we not legislate?
    • Honesty
    • Respect


  • Mr. Moore concluded his portion of the meeting with a couple of quotes:
    • Student of BPS: "Some of the things that I saw happen tonight would have subjected me to disciple under the BPS disciple policy as a BPS student"
    • "You are not going to get indigestion for swallowing your pride"


  • Dr. Rendell spoke on these topics:
    • Focus on the positive - What I see is 5 people that are passionate and involved.
    • Dual client relationship - parents and the students
    • Student achievement and student safety are the most important issues


The board members were given the opportunity to ask questions and gave their feedback.



Recessed to pack meals and take lunch at 10:21 am. The Board and others in attendance in today's meeting packed 520 meals today. Thank you for volunteering to help pack meals.

5. Discussion: Visions and Goals

Resumed at 11:52 am


Mrs. Wright started the conversation on the XYZ goals for the next 12 months going forward.  The board was given the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and give their feedback.


  • Ms. Jenkins - Pre-Kindergarten, where are we placing Pre-K ESE classrooms, Thrive by Five
  • Ms. Wright - Year-round school initiative
  • Ms. Campbell - Volunteers and Mentors, revisit the tutoring model
  • Mr. Trent - Utilizing data by the teachers, looking at reduction in testing, school compacity's, facility maintenance in timely manner, CTE program fitting the community needs, personal goal to be in schools more.
  • Mr. Susin - Supporting the suggestions of the other board members
  • Dr. Rendell - CTE access
6. Discussion: ideas for spending JUUL litigation funds

Ms. Campbell's recommendation that we use the funds for:

  • device at each school to detect the vaping in restroom areas


Ms. Jenkin's recommendation is:

  • ALC Drug Prevention Program


The Board members were given a opportunity to comment, ask questions, and make recommendations.


7. Discussion: Permission slips

Ms. Campbell recommended taking a look at the language in the policy for permission slips. 


The board was given the opportunity to comment, ask questions and give feedback.  

  • The School Board has given the direction to remove the permission slip requirement for participation in awards assemblies.
  • assemblies to recognize students for achievement, such as Honor Roll or perfect attendance. You no longer need to require a permission slip for a student to attend or participate in such an assembly. This change is immediate.
Closing Remarks
8. Closing Remarks

no further topics.

9. Adjournment

adjourned 1:59 pm

Chair: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________


  • 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 Rosemary Browning, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date. Ms. Browning may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11265 (voice) or browning.rosemary@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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