Educational Services Facility
10:30 a.m.

July 11, 2023 Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Mr. Susin called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Mr. Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

Order of Business
Rule Development / Public Hearing
4. Board Policy 8600 Transportation
po8600 with Cover Pages For Upload.pdf

One individual addressed the Board pertaining to this item.  Discussion ensued among the Board and the superintendent. Ms. Campbell requested clarification of the verbiage used in the policy pertaining to item #16 prior to the next meeting. 

5. Board Policies - Bylaws 0118 through 0172
Board Bylaws 0118 - 0172 PDFs for Upload.pdf

The Board made the following recommendations of edits as followed:

0118 Philosophy of the Board

  • Keep "Constitution" in item A.
  • Keep "educational needs and desires" in item B.

0121 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board

  • The majority of Board agreed to keep the Florida Statutes listed within the policy.

0124 Standards of Ethical Conduct

  • Item F2. Campbell requested that the Standards of Ethical Conduct training be scheduled soon and extend the invitation to County municipalities. 

0131 Legislative/Policymaking

  • Item 3. verbiage should be "may". 
  • All other edits of removing the word "shall" for "may" in the redline draft need to remain "shall". 

0147 Compensation

  • Update verbiage to: "Any fees associated with an organization and Board approval, will be paid out of a general fund identified by the CFO, separate from the individual Board Member budget. 


The Board expressed appreciation of Ms. Schindler and Ms. Seibel's efforts getting these items updated and completed. 

6. Budget Review
Budget Update July 11 Final.pdf

Cindy Lesinski, Chief Financial Officer, presented the 2023-2024 Budget Review which included:

  • Budget Development Guiding Principles
  • Brevard County FTE Growth
  • 2023 Legislation Session - Financial Highlights
  • FY 2024 Budget Development
  • FY 2024 Budget Forecast
  • Division Requests
  • Challenges
  • 2023-2024 Budget Adoption Timeline


The Board made the following requests and recommendations:

  • Verify that Pre-K and Media Specialists are receiving the 1.41% salary increase of full-time instructional personnel and appropriate bonuses. As sometimes those titles are not considered classroom teachers by the state.  
  • Share the documents pertaining to the 10% increase of self-insured plan.


Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Ms. Lesinski and Ms. Hann. The Board was in support of the recommendations provided.


7. Assistant Media Specialist Discussion

Chairman Mr. Susin invited Media Specialists to come forward and begin the discussion for the need of an assistant media specialist. The discussion encompassed the following:

  • Library hours limited between teaching classes and other assigned duties. 
  • Limited to checking out books behind a desk, not being interactive with the students.
  • Maintaining the proper organization of the library.
  • Time constraint of vetting individual classroom libraries.  
  • Research the use of the app needed at a Secondary level. 
  • The Board recommended a "scan challenge", assisting libraries scanning books. 
  • Reclass the media specialists' title so they will be included in the state bonuses. 
  • Avoid pulling the media specialists and the assistants for class coverages, lunch duties and other misc. duties. 


Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by the media specialists. The Board agreed with the need for media assistants and will discuss with Budgeting the estimated costs of doing so. The Board expressed appreciation for the media specialists and their time and efforts. 




Chairman Mr. Susin recessed the meeting at 3:20 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 3:30 p.m. 


8. Student Achievement 2022-2023
Board FAST Results_2023.pdf

Neyda Francis, Director of Assessment and Accountability, provided the Board with a presentation on FAST Data Report which included the following:

  • ELA FAST Data
  • ELA Rank in State
  • ELA Level 3+ and 1 Performance 
  • ELA summary of every grade level
  • Math FAST Data
  • Math Rank in State
  • Math Level 3+ and 1 Performance
  • Math results of every grade level 
  • Science Rank in State
  • Science Levels 3+ and 1 Performance 
  • Social Studies Rank in State 
  • Social Studies Level 3+ and 1 Performance 


Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Ms. Francis and Dr. Rendell. The Board expressed appreciation.

9. Revisions to Policy 6180.01 Allocation and Use of Sales Surtax and New Administrative Procedure 6180.01
1 - po and ap with Coverpages for Upload 6180.1.pdf
HB 1259 engrossed.pdf

Ms. Hann briefly introduced the need for this to be addressed as there are two updates:

  • Change in State Statute 
  • Allocation of sales surtax net interest earned is to be consistent with the allocation of sales surtax revenues.

In summary net interest earned shall be allocated and used in accordance with Board Policy 6180.01. 


10. School Board Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics
po2431 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Chairman Mr. Susin briefly summarized the need for this to be in compliance, Board agreed. 

11. Board Policy 7511 Media Broadcast of Student Athletic Competitions
po7511 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Chairman Mr. Susin reported there are no changes, item was brought forward to note they have been reviewed. 

Closing Remarks
12. Closing Remarks
13. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:09 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________


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  • 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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