Location:  The Children's Hunger Project - 26 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, FL  32922
9:00 a.m.

June 6, 2023 Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. School Board Working Guidelines
School Board Working Guidelines - 2023 - SIGNED.pdf

Board Members reviewed their 2023 School Board Working Guidelines which were agreed upon at the January 9, 2023 Work Session. Discussion ensued among the Board and recommended changes identified below:

  • Section A. The Board Expects – Item #3. To receive Board agendas 14 days and supporting doucmentation 7 days before the scheduled Board meeting if at all possible. 
  • When a Board Member has a grievance about another Board Member’s behavior, address it directly with said person. Include a follow-up email to Mr. Gibbs to cover the documentation of the phone call and what was discussed.
  • Provide highlighted guidelines during Board Meetings for quick reference: pg. 5 #11, pg. 11 #12, 15 
  • Add signature line for Superintendent 
5. FSBA Board of Director Discussion

The Board discussed who would be designated to serve as FSBA's BOD representative and alternate.  The Board agreed to appoint Matt Susin as the representative and Katye Campbell as the alternate.


A break was called at 10:59 a.m.

The meeting resumed at 11:13 a.m.

6. Review/Direction of Current & Future Initiatives

The Board discussed the review/direction of current and future initiatives as followed:

  • Mental Health
  • Policy Review Schedule
  • Communications to Families
  • Budget Process / Transparency
  • Discipline
  • HR Protocols
  • K-3 Reading Levels
  • Progressive CTE Alignment Plan
  • ESF Staff Substitutes in Schools
  • Lobbyist Registration
  • Meeting Advertisements on County Website
  • Advertisement to Increase Revenue / Partnership with County
  • Volunteerism / Volunteer Registration Program
  • Student Attraction Plan
  • Evaluation of BPS Jobs
  • ROTC Review / Expansion
  • Employee Awards


The Board made the following recommendations to support the above-mentioned initiatives:

  • Hold a discussion with kindergarten teachers to discuss the needs of the classroom
  • Partner with ELC
  • Bring back classroom parents to volunteer
  • Evaluate CTE offerings based on current trends
  • Bring back Choice Fairs
  • Bring back Regional Area Awards


Closing Remarks
7. Closing Remarks

Additional discussion topics included:

Megan Wright - Book Review Policy/Committee

Board recommends having final voting authority to decide if a book is selected to pull from the shelves. This is to shield the abuse of public comments towards the committee who are volunteering their time and put it back onto the Board.  


A break was called at 12:21 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 1:02 p.m.


Dr. Rendell provided updates regarding his Action Plan originally shared during his interview:

  • Relationship Building
  • Academic Progress Check
  • Organizational Structure Evaluation
  • Strategic Plan Review
  • Tiered Support Inventory

Dr. Rendell recommended bringing back student performances prior to a Board meeting; the Board concurred.  

8. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ 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 Karyle Green, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Dr. Green may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11266 (voice) or green.karyle@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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