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9:30 a.m.
 

July 11, 2023 Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 9:29 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

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

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/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.

6. Veteran Agency/Program Coordination Meeting

Mr. Susin introduced veteran representatives and discussed several goals/intiatives between BPS and Veteran Programs. 

Veteran representatives addressed the Board and public of a brief history of thier background. They also discussed their excitement and eagerness for this partnership and what can be accomplished for BPS and the Veteran community. 

Board expressed appreciation for the veteran's service and dedication. 

A. Adoption of Agenda
7. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Rendell read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:

 

Addition(s)

  • A6. Veteran Agency/Program Coordination Meeting
  • F14. Advertisement of the FY 2024 Proposed Budget
  • H25. Board discussion to authorize Superintendent payment for costs of redistricting in 2023
  • K31. FSBA Advocacy Committee Representative 
  • K32. School Board Health Challenge 

 

Revision(s)

  • A8. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F16. SUpport Staff Recommendations

 

Deletion(s)

  • Superintendent Board Communication 
Motion
Adopt the July 11, 2023 Board Meeting and its revisions, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
8. Administrative Staff Recommendations

After the Board voted to approve the administrative recommendations, Dr. Rendell recognized administrators who were in attendance.

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The reclassification/transfer of Tara T. Harris from the position of Director of Elementary Programs to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, on annual contract, effective July 24, 2023, with an annual salary of $140,000. The reclassification/transfer of James B. Rehmer III from the position of Principal at Merritt Island High School to the position of Chief of Schools, on annual contract, effective July 24, 2023, with an annual salary of $140,000. The reclassification of Heather L. LeGate from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Viera High School to the position of Principal at Viera High School, on annual contract, effective July 12, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Travis J. Diesel to the position of Principal at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective July 17, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Roxanne M. Blaile from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Roosevelt Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Enterprise Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Julie A. Reda to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Gardendale Separate Day School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
9. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff

Board Members and Dr. Rendell recognized various visitors, staff, and guests and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

 

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Chairman susin recessed the meeting at 10:20 a.m.

The meeting resumed at 10:29 a.m.
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C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comments
10. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  13 speakers signed up to address the Board.

 

 

F. Consent
F. Board Office
11. Student Expulsions
F. Financial Services
12. Property Disposal
Board Report 07-11-2023.pdf
13. FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements ~ May 2023
FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements - May 2023.pdf
14. Advertisement of the FY 2024 Proposed Budget
F. Human Resources
15. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 07-11-23.pdf
16. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 07-11-23.pdf
F. Chief of Schools
17. Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction; Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
F. Project Management
18. Disposal of Surplus Property - Whispering Hills Education Center
Adopted Resolution 2022-03_Parcel 80 Whispering Hills Educational Center Facility Disposal.pdf
800_Lane_Ave_Brochure.pdf
800 Lane Ave Offer - Israel Realty Group $1.575m.pdf
State Requirements for Educational Facilities - Excerpt RE Disposal of Real Property.pdf
19. Holland Elementary School, DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High School Intercom Renewal - Close Out
OEF Holland, DeLaura, Satellite Intercom.pdf
20. Jupiter Elementary School Electrical Renewal - Close Out
OEF Jupiter Electrical.pdf
21. Riviera Elementary School Electrical Renewal - Close Out
OEF-209 Riviera Electrical.pdf
22. Award of Bid ITB 23-913-B-HD - Hardcourt Pavilion Canopy Cover at Freedom 7 Elementary School
Bid Tabulation - ITB 23-913-B-HD Hardcourt Pavilion Canopy Cover at Freedom 7 Elementary 06.27.2023.pdf
23. Cocoa Jr./Sr. High School - Construction Management Services
Cocoa High BLAST GMP attachments.pdf
24. Titusville High School - Additional Construction Management Services
Titusville HS - Track Renewal CO#1.pdf
Titusville HS - Track Renewal CO #2.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
25. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the July 11, 2023 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
H. Action
H. Board Office
26. Board discussion to authorize Superintendent payment for costs of redistricting in 2023

Discussion enused among the Board regarding the responsibility of who pays for the expense of redistricting.

Ms. Campbell recommended BPS only pay for half of the cost.

Ms. Wright and Ms. Jenkins shared that it is thier opinion that this cost belongs to BPS. 

Mr. Trent recommended Dr. Rendell be given approval to negotiate an amount with the supervisor of elections. 

Motion
Motion to amend as followed: authorize Dr. Rendell to negotiate with the supervisor of elections to pay costs up to $70,000.00.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Motion to amend as followed: reject ARPA funds from county commission.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
Gene Trent - Nay
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Motion to approve as amended as followed: authorize Dr. Rendell to pay up to $70,000.00 in costs and reject county commission ARPA funds.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
27. Procurement Solicitations
A)Agenda Item swimming pool sh kr.pdf
B)Agenda Item Motor Vehicles.pdf
C)23-646-P-DR RM and Ins Broker Service Agenda Item.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations to Bid (ITBs) below: a) 21-194-B-JW Swimming Pool Service and Repair - Plant Operation and Maintenance - $463,383.00 - Operating - Other Approve the State Contract (SC) below: b) 23-1028-SC-AT Motor Vehicles - Transportation Services - $Variable WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM: c) 23-646-P- DR - Risk Management & Insurance Broker Services - Employee Benefits & Risk Mgmt. - $Variable - 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
Motion
Motion to authorize Dr. Rendell to negotiate a 6 month extension for the item below: c) 23-646-P- DR - Risk Management & Insurance Broker Services - Employee Benefits & Risk Mgmt. - $Variable - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
28. Department/School Initiated Agreements
A)23-948-A-WH-Athena Route.pdf
B)23-981-A-JW EFSC Articualation.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 23-948-A-WH - Athena Bus Routing System - Transportation Services - $Variable - Operating - Other b) 23-981-A-JW EFSC Dual Enrollment Articulation - Secondary Leading & Learning - $4,710,420.00 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. Transportation
29. Board Policy 8600 Transportation
po8600 with Cover Pages For Upload.pdf

No discussion. 

I. Student Services
30. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS East) Project Application for 2023-2024
FDLRS 23-24 Board Item 7-11-23.pdf

No discussion. 

J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
31. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
32. FSBA Advocacy Committee Representative

Ms. Campbell offered to serve as the advocacy representative and Mr. Trent offered to serve as the alternate.  

33. School Board Health Challenge

Ms. Campbell provided an update regarding a health challenge coming soon. 

Space Coast Health Foundation received a grant and about to launch a county wide initiative. She recommended this be shared with all of BPS and Board members to lead as example. 

Dr. Rendell supported the recommendation of BPS to join the Space Coast Health Foundation health initiative. 

 

L. Superintendent's Report
34. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Rendell advertised the upcoming job fairs. 

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

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

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.

ADDRESSING THE BOARD:
Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board at any regular meeting by following established procedures set forth in Board Policy 0169.1.  All attendees must register his or her intention to speak in the public portion of the meeting upon arrival by completing a speaker's form.  The signup period for all public comments, both agenda and non-agenda, will close at the start of the Board meeting.

NOTES: 

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