Educational Services Facility
8:30 a.m.

March 11, 2021 Joint Meeting with the School Board and Audit Committee

Pursuant to School Board Policy 8420.02, the School Board REQUIRES ALL VISITORS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING OF THE NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES while on school board property when attendees cannot maintain social distancing. This is inclusive of attendance at School Board meetings/workshops. 



The School Board of Brevard County met in conjunction with the Audit Committee for its annual Joint Audit Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, March 4, 2021 edition of the Eagle.  An affidavit of publication is availble in the Board office. 


Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 8:33 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Jennifer Jenkins and Katye Campbell



Ms. Campbell was present telephonically.



Mr. Susin was absent.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Audit Committee Presentation/Progress Report/Committee Goals /Board Discussion
Audit Committee 2021 Presentation - MASTER 3-11-2021 (002).pdf

The School Board created an eight member Audit Committee including five voluntary community members, each appointed by a respective Board member.  In addition to the five committee members, the Board Chairman, the Superintendent and a senior staff member also participate as ex-officio members. The Audit Committee assists the District’s management team with maintaining a high level of accountability and fiscal responsibility to the School Board and its citizenry. School Board policy 6700 provides the Audit Committee with oversight responsibility for the internal audit function and also the authority to act in an advisory capacity to assist District management and the Board in implementing change through the audit process. The Audit Committee meets at least one time per quarter to review internal audit reports and to provide input related to operational improvement. The Audit Committee Chairman presents a public report to the Board regarding progress and findings at least once per year. The Audit Committee is also responsible for the review of the annual external audit. The Audit Committee's authorization to operate is provided in School Board policy 6700- Audit Committee and School Board Policy 6505-Charter of Internal Audit.


The Audit Committee Chair, Art Edwards, provided Board members with an overview of the 2019-20 Mid-term report and audit committee activities. He was happy to report they have met 100% of their goals and objectives. 


Closing Remarks
5. Closing Remarks/Direction

Chairman Belford expressed gratitude to the audit committee members and said the work they do and the trust they foster is invaluable. 

6. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the joint meeting at: 9:07 a.m.

Chairman: _______________________________________ Secretary: _______________________________________

NOTE:  Please be reminded that face coverings are required for all attendees.

NOTE:  Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Tina Snyder, Manager, Professional Standards, five days prior to the meeting date.  Ms. Snyder may be reached at 321-631-1000, ext. 11226 (voice) or snyder.tina@brevardschools.org (email).

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