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5:30 p.m.
 

July 27, 2023 Tentative Budget Hearing & School Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.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. 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

Chairman Susin introduces Sherriff Ivey.  Sherriff Ivery introduced his officers and spoke on the Child Comfort Dog Program.

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. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

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

Addition(s)

  • F17. Approval of Convenience Fees for Online Payment System 
  • F22. Job Description: Director- Student, Staff and Community Engagement.

Revision(s)

  • A7. Administrative Staff Recommendations 
  • I39. Code of Conduct 
  • F23. Interagency Agreement for the Purpose of Sharing Information About Juvenile Offenders
  • G30. Board Policy 8600 Transportation
  • I33. Professional Learning Catalog 2023 - 2024
  • I37. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, K-12 Entitlement and
  • I38. Title III Part A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement.
Motion
Adopt the July 27, 2023 Board Meeting and its revisions, if applicable.
5-0
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. 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: Accept the resignation of Karyle Green from the position of Director of Professional Standards & Labor Relations, effective July 31, 2023. Accept the resignation of Tiffany Crews from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Bayside High School, effective July 31, 2023. Accept the resignation of Kacey Calavetta from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Meadowlane Primary Elementary School, effective July 31, 2023. Accept the retirement of Christopher M. Hinkle from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Eau Gallie High School, effective July 31, 2023. The appointment of Amanda J. Kastensmidt to the position of Director of Student Services, on annual contract, effective August 3, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Ruth E. Jursa from the position of Guidance Service Professional at Cocoa High School to the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month) at McNair Magnet Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Gail D. Williams to the position of Director of Professional Standards/Labor Relations, on annual contract, effective August 7, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the position change of Scott F. Corso from the position of Interim Principal, board approved on April 11, 2023, to the position of Principal at Discovery Elementary School, effective on the issuance date of his certification of July 20, 2023. The appointment of Katrina Hudson to the position of Director of Elementary Leading and Learning, on annual contract, pending on-boarding clearance. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer M. Clarke from the position of Principal at Atlantis Elementary School to the position of Director of Elementary Leading and Learning, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Erica D. Back from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Atlantis Elementary School to the position of Principal at Atlantis Elementary School, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Debora I. Lubbers from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Merritt Island High School to the position of Principal at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Angela R. Owens to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of John E. Rusch from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Eau Gallie High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Viera High School, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Robert J. Farrell from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Merritt Island High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Eau Gallie High School, on annual contract, effective July 28, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Andrew S. Hoppenbrouwer to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, pending on-boarding clearance. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Mackenzie D. McFall from the position of Teacher at MILA Elementary School to the position of Interim Assistant Principal (10 month) at MILA Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
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. Budget Hearing
A. Presentation
8. Tentative Budget Hearing
Brevard Public Hearing-2023 July 27 Final .pdf

Board takes a break at 6:13 pm

Board meeting resumes at 6:20 pm


Cindy Lesinski, CFO, provided the Board and audience with a presenation on the proposed 2023-2024 millage levy and budget.  Discussion

ensued among the Board pertaining to the information presentation, which included additional clarification for the audience and questions that were answered by Ms. Lesinski.

A. Public Comment
9. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium, and in accordance with Florida Law, stated the Board would hear 8 speakers in the following order: the 2023-2024 Proposed Tentative Budget 2023-2024.

A. Superintendent's Recommendations
10. Adopt Proposed 2023-24 Millage Rates
Motion
Adopt Proposed 2023-24 Millage Rates of: Operating Fund: Required Local Effort 3.135 Local Discretionary 0.748 Capital Outlay 1.500 Voted Millage 1.000 Total: 6.383
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
11. Adopt Tentative FY 2024 Budget
FY 2024 Proposed Budget Book FINAL.pdf
Motion
Adopt the FY 2024 Tentative Budget in the following amounts: Funds FY 2024 Tentative Budget General 799,378,536 Debt Service 37,931,802 Capital Project Funds 398,009,318 Special Revenue Fund 208,899,179 Internal Services Funds 102,476,351 Enterprise Fund 5,929,817 Total: $1,552,625,003
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
12. Authorize the Superintendent to Take the Following Actions
Motion
Authorize the Superintendent to take the Following Actions: Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Proposed 2023-24 Millage and Rolled-Back Rates: Required Local Effort 2.9808 Local Discretionary 0.6867 Capital Outlay 1.3770 Total Rolled-Back Rate: 5.0445 Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Final Public Hearing on September 7, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the Educational Services Facility in Viera. Adjust the revenue and expenditures, if necessary, prior to the Final Public Hearing.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
13. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff

Board went on recess at 6:59 pm

Board meeting resumes at 7:07 pm


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

 

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment (Agenda Items)
14. Public Comments

 

Chairman Susin reminded speakers of their time limit of three minutes and of the decorum expected while speaking. 

32 individuals signed up to address the Board. 

 

 

F. Consent
F. Financial Services
15. Property Disposal
Board Report 07-27-2023.pdf
Board Report Letters 7-27-2023.pdf
16. Approval of Convenience Fees for Online Payment System
Convenience Fees.png
F. Human Resources
17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 07-27-23.pdf
18. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 07-27-23.pdf
19. Specialist - Safety & Security Support Personnel
F. Labor Relations
20. Job Description: Ground Maintenance Technician
9562_GRND MAINT TECH_L5300_05.22.2023 edits.pdf
JD Authorization Form 2024 Grounds Maintenance Technicianjkr KG.pdf
9562_GRND MAINT TECH_L5300_05.22.2023 clean.pdf
21. Job Description: Director-Student, Staff and Community Engagement
JD Auth - Dir Student,Staff,Comm Eng - form 2024.pdf
Director Student, Staff, and Community Engagement.pdf
F. District Operations
22. Interagency Agreement for the Purpose of Sharing Information About Juvenile Offenders
bps_bcso-100613-interagency-agreement-final-for-signatures (1).pdf
F. Head Start Program
23. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Months of April and May 2023
April 2023 Monthly Report.pdf
May 2023 Monthly Report.pdf
F. Project Management
24. Educational Facilities Impact Fee Allocation - Quarter Ending June 30, 2023
Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committee Recommendations 2023-07-10.pdf
25. Manatee Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
OEF 209 Manatee Facility Renewal 2020.pdf
26. Mila Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Mila Access Control GMP Attachments.pdf
27. Heritage High School - Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Heritage High School - Chiller Replacement - Attachment.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
28. Approval of Consent

Board votes to approve Consent Items all except F16 which was pulled for discussion by M. Wright.  

Motion
Approve the July 27, 2023 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, 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
Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Financial Services
29. Approval of the Independent Citizen Committee Members for Millage Oversight (ICCMO)
Independent-Citizens-Committee-for-Millage-Oversight-Charter (002).pdf

Ms. Wright recommends to table this item until August 8th Ms. Kershaw willl have more time to verify applicants background information.  Ms. Campbell references the Charter Article 6 membership #2.  Ms. Jenkins commented on her concerns about looking into applicants financial background.

Motion
Approve the Independent Cititzen Committee for Millage Oversight (ICCMO) member selection.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Public Hearing
G. District Operations
30. Board Policy 8600 Transportation
po8600 with Cover Pages For Upload.pdf

Chairman Susin opens the floor for discussion on Board Policy 8600 Transportation.  1 parent had comments.  The Board discusses the dropoff of the disabled students.  Approved 5-0

Motion
Board Policy 8600 Transportation is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below: Cabinet – 5/22/23 Work Session – 6/27/23 Rule Development (Public Hearing) – 7/11/23 School Board Meeting Information – 7/11/23 School Board Meeting Approval – 7/27/23 Effective Date – upon approval
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
31. Department/School initiated Agreements
A)23-839-A-WH - Zoom.pdf
B)23-1015-A-WH - Finalsite..pdf
C)23-1043-A-MC SCHF dba Lifetime Counseling ..pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreements below: a) 23-839-A-WH - Zoom - Educational Technology - $69,000.00 - Special Revenue - Federal b) 23-1015-A-WH - Finalsite - Education Technology - $143,930.00 - Operating - Other c) 23-1043-A-MC Lifetime Counseling Center Mental Health Counselor – Student Services- $91,200.00 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
32. Procurement Solicitations
A)23-811-P-MC Physical,Occ,Speech and Vision Serv..pdf

Ms. Wright has some concerns about outsourcing SLP, OT services instead of hiring and raising the pay.  The Board has a discussion about the pros and cons of this Procurement Solicitations item.  

Motion
Approve the Request For Proposal (RFP) below: a) 23-811-P-MC Physical, Occupational, Speech and Vision Services - Student Services, ESE Program Support - $1,000,000.00 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Nay
I. Information
33. Professional Learning Catalog 2023-2024
PLC 23-24.xlsx
2023 PD Systems Plan BREVARD REVISED FINAL 6-19-23.pdf
List of Added and Deleted Component for 2023 SY.xlsx
34. Mental Health Grant Application for School Year 2023-2024
7.27.2023 sb MHA_2023-24_05-Brevard.pdf
7.27.23 SB MHAA Planned Expenditures Report 2023-2024.pdf
I. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
35. School Board Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics
po2431-with-coverpages-for-upload.pdf
I. Student Services
36. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, Preschool Entitlement
2023-24 IDEA Part B Preschool Entitlement Board Agenda Item July 27 2023.pdf
37. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, K 12 Entitlement
2023-24 IDEA Part B, K 12 Entitlement Board Agenda Item July 27, 2023.pdf
38. Title III Part A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
2023-24-title-iii-part-a-english-language-acquisition-board-agenda-item-july-27-2023.pdf
39. Code of Conduct
2023_24-student-code-of-conduct-clean.pdf
2023_24-student-code-of-conduct-redline.pdf

Ms. Campbell commented on an employee email about physical agression in the Code of Conduct, the verbage will be corrected before the next meeting when it will be voted on.

I. Legal Services
40. Board Policies - Bylaws 0118 through 0172
board-bylaws-0118-0172-pdfs-for-upload-rev-71223.pdf
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
41. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
  • Mr. Gibbs (General Council) read a request for an Attorney Client Session.  Chairman Susin recommended the Attorney Client Session be held to discuss strategy and then file with County Clerk.
  • Chairman Susin and Dr. Rendell recommended that they invite the local elected officials to come cheer on the students as they arrive for the first day of school.
  • Ms. Campbell recommended an educational piece at the next Work Session on the process of Procurement Contracting from beginning to end

 

L. Superintendent's Report
42. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Rendell reports that he had a meeting with Dr. John Nicklow, the President of FIT about partnering with us.

M. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)
N. Adjournment
43. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 8:47 pm

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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