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July 14, 2020 School Board Meeting

The School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, July 2, 2020 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is kept in the Board Office.

 

A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 9:30 a.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Board members held a moment of silent reflection.

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 and Dr. Mullins expressed appreciation for staff and their work during the COVID-19 emergency.

A. Emergency Item
A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Mullins read into record the items the revisions made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Revision

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Deletion/Addition

  • A presentation on the District Reopening Plan was deleted and Action Item G-28 on the Distrrict Reopening Plan was added in its place. 
Motion
Adopt the July 14, 2020 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The transfer of Magali C. Rassel from the position of Principal at Challenger 7 Elementary School to the position of Principal at Golfview Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 15, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Courtney L. Maynor from the position of Coordinator of Staff Development in Professional Learning and Development to the position of Principal at Challenger 7 Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 15, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Nicole R. Parks from the position of Teacher-on-Assignment at Golfview Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Quest Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Tina M. Isaacs from the position of Title I Teacher at Riviera Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Sunrise Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the resignation of Kristin Nichols from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Discovery Elementary School, effective July 8, 2020. The reclassification/transfer of Brittany K. Postlethweight from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Brian D. Callinan from the position of Teacher at Stone Magnet Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Hoover Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Cristopher R. Clarke from the position of Teacher at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the change to the effective start date of David A.C. Hamed as Assistant Principal (12 month) at Satellite High School, previously approved at the June 16, 2020 board meeting, from August 3, 2020 to July 30, 2020.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Procurement and Distribution Services
8. Recognize Procurement & Distribution Services for receiving the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement for 2020.

Dr. Mullins congratulated the Procurement and Distribution Services for receiving the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials 2020 Award of Excellence in Public Procurement.  Brevard is one of only 18 agencies in Florida to receive this honor and one of only four districts in Florida.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment
9. Public Comment

Calls were made to persons who signed up to speak through the registration link  Monday evening, July 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. to record comments.  Listed below are the callers and subject matter of which they intended to speak.  It was determined that two of the registered participants did not actually receive a phone call.  They were offered an opportunity to submit written comments to be read.  Danyle Shea's comments regarding opposition to requiring masks were read into record by Ms. Escobar.

Last Name, First Name Short Description of Subject for Remarks 
Archambault, Ashley Schools need to open virtually only.
Bailly, Sophia AP curriculum, year-round elective course requirements, and social implications.
Bengoa, Anne Jeanene Difficulty of reopening safely
Biby, Mathew Secondary School  E-Learning Option
Bock, Chip Concern over 2020 BC Schools Re-Opening with additional US and Florida Healthcare insight (related to COVID 19) due to Professional Role 
Bream, Lisa Hybrid model needs to be considered
Bryan,Thelma School re-opening guidelines
Buggs Hazel Brevard County Schools Reopening Plan
Campbell, Gretchen  The school board needs to elearning options for students in the IB program. 
CLARK, DEIRDRE IEP
Clark, Makaylee  The uncertainty and danger of reopening schools too early 
Colucci, Anthony School Reopening
Dixon, Suzanne Leave for teachers if forced to Quarantine
Dobson MD, Drexel Concerned parent of 2 BPS children and physician participating in the active care of Covid19 Patients
Doehring, Tamara We should not be reopening schools
Donow, Les Safety and health Concern about return to schools
Dunne, Erin School Reopening plan 
Ebelhar, Haley Returning to brick and mortar during state of emergency for Covid-19 Pandemic.
Emerick-Parker, Lisa Promoting distance learning for middle and high school students first semester and the wearing of masks for ALL, including elementary age children, staff, and visitors.
Engel, Kelly eLearning options for Jr/Sr High School
Fleming, Margareth  Teacher and student safety 
Gardner, Deklyn Shift the days kids come into class!
Georgelis, Kaley Reopening schools is dangerous and irresponsible.
Gordon, Anne Immunocompromised Teachers and no accomodations
Grosse, Taylor General Concern regarding returning to school; BPS Medical Coverage for faculty/staff who contract COVID19
Hardy, Tracy Suggestions for school reopening
Henderson, Tanishia School Reopening 2020-2021
Henneman, Heather School re-opening plan
Hintz, Kimberly  Special needs 
James, Shardae  School reopening 
Kelly Fluty Protect the staff
Kimberly Shamper Unsafe for children & Teachers to return to schools
Lacy, Elizabeth Concern about schools re-opening safely in august
Mallace, Leah  
Mares, Alex  On line option for IB programs 
Mayton, Kimberley  Distance learning 
McDonough, Danielle Against reopening until percent of positivity of Covid is on the decline 
McWilliams, Laura Advanced Classes, Continue Distance Learning 
Mihaela Mares  IB programStudents , specifically seniors 
Mikki Garcia Considerations for Opening of Schools
Mukhopadhyay, Anushka Virtual Option Accommodating IB Students and other students in Special Programs
Nagy, Jennifer Reopening schools plan
Nicholas, Cassidy  
Rayborn, Rebecca I will be addressing concerns regarding COVID-19 such as safety in the classroom and teacher pay if a quarantine is necessary. 
Roberts, Heather Reopening plan for virtual learning
Rosevelt, Louise School opening plan
Rowe, Christine Do Not Reopen
Schuman, Jonathan COVID-19 Implementation Policies
Schwartz, Cindee Concern about premature opening of school with spike in cases and no mandatory mask policy
Sheri-Lynn Diskin BPS schools are not going to look the same in the future , because of the decision the board makes today. I'm desperately concerned we'll lose teacher allocations, teachers to retirement or reassignment, or schools will close due to low enrollment.  We know teachers will do their best under any conditions, because that's what our BPS educators do, but not giving them the tools or protective equipment to work with is unconscionable.
Silva, Maria Delay school openings
Simon, Caitlin Decision Tree for closures/quarantine and backup learning plans for school year 2020-2021
Skipper, Vanessa Safe return to school
Smith, Lyle COVID Crisis
Spears, Cassie Additional Distance Learning Considerations 
Stocks, Susan Teachers' Options for Returning
Swinehart, Kimberly  Issues with Reopening Schools Safely in August 
Taksa, Casey School opening 
Thompson, Tracey Concerns for learning options on Secondary level for students on ACCES Points whose parents do not want them attending IP class.
Torsney, Maria It's not safe to open schools, and the distance learning plan leaves out children with IEP's and families with more than one child in different grades or at different schools
Ulrick, Steve All staff and students wear face masks at school
Vann, Devon Reopening plans
Vicidomini, Joseph Look around the room. Look at yourselves. Your six feet apart and less then ten people in a room. I can’t even be there because it’s unsafe to gather. But your asking teachers and parents to send kids to a room of 18 to cram on buses to sit three feet apart. It doesn’t make sense. 
Vill, Tom Opening of schools/COVID-19
West    Kathy Back to School and Substitute Pay
Westermeyer, Tom School Reopenng
Westfield, Tara the number of employees needed for an all hands on deck approach to reopening
Whiting, Kimberly Remarks on proposed reopening plan
Whittaker, Amanda Concern for extreme consequences if schools open for brick and mortar learning.
Wilcox, Barbara Safety concerns and elearning concerns
Williams, Alexis The importance of having an online school option for all students through the teachers at the secondary school they are attending
Williams-Fjeldheim, Karri School reopening for in person classes should be postponed.
Winsten,Shane I will explain why a block schedule is a bad idea and alternatives 
F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2020-0630 Draft Meeting Minutes.pdf
2020-0630 Rule Development and Board Workshop Draft Minutes.pdf
F. Financial Services
11. Financial Statements for the Period Ending April 30, 2020
Financial Statements for April 30, 2020.pdf
12. Operating Fund Budget Amendment #9 for May 31, 2020
Budget Amendment #9 - May 31, 2020 Final.pdf
13. Advertisement of the 2020-21 Proposed Tentative Budget
14. Property Disposal
Board Letters 07-14-2020.pdf
Board Report 07-14-2020.pdf
F. Accounting Services
15. Student Fee Schedule
Program Fees proposed FY2021.pdf
F. Human Resources
16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 07-14-20.pdf
17. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 07-14-20.pdf
18. Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Request for Facility Rental and Utility Fees to be Waived
F. SLL Acceleration & Enrichment
19. 2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with EFSC
2021 EFSC DE Articulation Agreement EXHIBIT B 07.14.20.pdf
2021 EFSC DE Articulation Agreement EXHIBIT C 07.14.20.pdf
2021 EFSC DE Articulation Agreement EXHIBIT A 07.14.20.pdf
2021 EFSC DE Articulation Agreement 6.22.20.pdf
F. Head Start Program
20. Head Start Monthly Report for the month of May 2020
May 2020 Monthly Report.pdf
F. Project Management
21. Creel Elementary School - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Creel ES Building Code Fac Impr - Attachments - REDACTED.pdf
22. Appoint School Board Representative to the City of West Melbourne Local Planning Agency
23. Hoover Middle School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Hoover FR OEF 209 200624.pdf
24. Sabal Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Sabal FR OEF 209 200624.pdf
25. Ralph M. Williams Elementary Facility Renewal - Close Out
Williams OEF-209 200624.pdf
26. Indialantic Elementary - Chiller Refurbishment - SALES SURTAX
ICOC approval of additional facility renewal funds 06 17 2020.pdf
Indialantic chiller refurbishment attachment.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
27. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the July 14, 2020 School Board meeting Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Superintendent
28. District Reopening Plan
Reopening and CARES.pdf

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Chairman Belford called for a recess at 2:50 p.m... prior to the beginning of the re-opening plan.

She reconvened the meeting at 3:00 p.m...

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Dr. Mullins presented the District Reopening Plan to the Board and viewing audience prior to the vote.  He explained that the Reopening Plan was very similar to the Draft Reopening Plan presented at the July 9, 2020 Board Workshop. He noted the modifications and updates that had been made since then. 

  • Modification of language around masks 
  • An update on the elementary work groups to further detail the work and expectations for our schools
  • An update on the secondary plans which includes the development of an e-learning option for students
  • A review of work conditions related to leave for student and staff in the event they have to be quarantined or test COVID positive
  • A calendar modification with a recommendation that they move the student start date of school from August 11 to August 17

Following the presentation of information, Board members went page by page and had extensive and lengthy discussion and had varied questions regarding operations.  Consensus among  Board members in regards to temperature checks was achieved and will be part of the amended recommendation.  The plan will be changed to reflect that students may be made to participate in temperature checks.  District leadership will specify guidance to staff and pending their willingness to adhere to the guidelines, will be furnished a touch-less thermometer.  A significant portion of time was given to the wearing of masks.  It was concluded that the language would remain as presented.

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Chairman Belford called for a recess at 4:40 p.m.. and reconvened at: 4:54 p.m..

She recessed the meeting again at 6:10 p.m.. and reconvened at 6:42 p.m..

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Conversation ensued surrounding the closure of schools and quarantine scenarios. 

 

Mr. Susin stated that he wanted to make sure that staff is given preference in our Before and After Child Care programs.  Ms. Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning was asked to compile some data to bring back at a later time. 

 

Dr. Mullins provided the Board information on calendar modification based on later start dates.  He was recommending a student start date of August 17, 2020 and asked to have a special school board meeting on July 21, 2020 for action.  Mr. Susin proposed an August 24, 2020 start date to allow teachers more time to plan.  There were factors to be considered and staff will look into the possibility.  The delayed start date will be voted on at the special school board meeting on July 21, 2020

Motion
Approve the District Reopening Plan, granting the Superintendent discretion to make necessary changes based upon direction and/or guidance from the Governor, Florida Department of Education, or State/Local Department of Health and grant the Superintendent discretion in lessening the restrictions in the Reopening Plan should the circumstances warrant doing so.
Vote Results ( Not Started )
Motion:
Second:
Motion
Approve the District Reopening Plan, granting the Superintendent discretion to make necessary changes based upon direction and/or guidance from the Governor, Florida Department of Education, or State/Local Department of Health and grant the Superintendent discretion in lessening the restrictions in the Reopening Plan should the circumstances warrant doing so as amended to reflect further guidance on temperature checks. The reopening plan will be changed and announcements will be provided on the District website to deliver notification that students may be made to participate in temperature checks. District leadership will specify guidance to staff and pending their willingness to adhere to the guidelines, will be furnished a touch-less thermometer.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
29. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 20-798-A-JE - AMIkids Space Coast.pdf
b - 20-882-A-JW - Brevard C.A.R.E.S..pdf
c - 19-708-BW-JW - Comprehensive Health Services - Amendment.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 20-798-A-JE - AMIkids Space Coast, Inc. - Student Services - $199,103.00 - Operating Categorical b) 20-882-A-JW - Brevard C.A.R.E.S - Elementary Leading & Learning - $64,800.00 - Special Revenue Federal c) 19-708-BW-JW-A1 - Comprehensive Health Services - Student Services - $N/A
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Tina Descovich
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
30. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 20-595-B-NC - Cafeteria Milk.pdf
b - 20-759-B-SH - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Services.pdf
c - 20-761-B-SH - Refrigerant Recovery & Reclamation Services.pdf
d - 20-760-B-SH - HVAC Services & Repair.pdf
e - 20-171-P-WH - Credit Retrieval - Reject All.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 20-595-B-NC - Cafeteria Milk - Food & Nutrition Services - $Various b) ITB 20-759-B-SH - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Services - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other c) ITB 20-761-B-SH - Refrigerant Recovery & Reclamation Services - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other d) ITB 20-760-B-SH - HVAC Services & Repair - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other Approve the Request For Proposal (RFP) Reject All Bids below: e) RFP 20-171-P-WH - Competency Based Diploma and Credit Retrieval Program - Reject All Bids - Student Services - $N/A
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Equity, Innovation & Choice
31. 9800 Charter Schools
9800 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (5-7-20).pdf

Before Ms. Belford called for the vote of policies revisions to  9800, 5610, 7110 and 7120, she explained that there was no one who signed up to make comments specific to those policy revisions.  

Motion
Board Policy 9800 Charter Schools will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Work Session – 6/16/20 Rule Development Workshop – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Information) – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Approval) – 7/14/20
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Student Services
32. 5610 Removal, Suspension and Expulsion of Students
5610 Exec. Summary Current NEOLA Redline and Clean (7-6-20).pdf
Motion
Board Policy 5610 Removal, Suspension and Expulsion of Students is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Work Session - 6/16/20 Rule Development Workshop - 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Information) - 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Approval) - 7/14/20
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Facilities Services
33. 7110 Student Accommodation
7110 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean & Admin. Procedures (6-16-20).pdf
Motion
Board Policy 7110 Student Accommodation will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Work Session – 6/16/20 Rule Development Workshop – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Information) – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Approval) – 7/14/20
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Tina Descovich
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
34. 7120 Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity
7120 Exec. Summary Current Redline and Clean (5-27-20) (002).pdf
Motion
Board Policy 7120 Criteria for Balancing School Membership to Capacity will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Work Session – 6/16/20 Rule Development Workshop – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Information) – 6/30/20 School Board Meeting (Approval) – 7/14/20
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
Tina Descovich - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
35. Board Member Reports

Mr. Susin stated that he wanted the District to have the Well Care Centers play a bigger role in the testing of COVID for employees. 

L. Superintendent's Report
36. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
37. Adjournment

Prior to the adjournment of the meeting, Chairman Belford asked if all Board members were fine with rescheduling the Board workshop and all Board members agreed to move it to June 21, 2020.  

Hearing no further discussion, Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 8:40 p.m.

The published online video is available at www.brevardschools.org for further details.

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.  The maximum allotted time for a presentation is three (3) minutes.  Public Comments will be recorded through advance registration. The link to sign-up will be posted on the District's website on Friday, July 10, 2020 and will remain open until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020. Registered persons will be called beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, to record and comments played during the appropriate portion of the meeting.

NOTE:  If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with regard to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purposes, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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