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5:30 p.m.
 

March 22, 2022 School Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford call the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Misty Belford, Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Cheryl McDougall and Matt Susin.

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the audience to join.

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

 

Additions

  • F15 – Field Trip for Edgewood Jr/Sr High and Merritt Island High
  • K33 – Board Policy 2521

Revision

  • A.7 – Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the March 22, 2022 School Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Dr. Mullins recognized Dr. Kamille Leptz, who was appointed as Principal at Madison Middle School, effective April 11th and present in the audience.  He also congratulated Daniel Todd Scheuerer on his retirement from the position of Principal at Central Middle School, effective June 30th.  

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendation(s): Accept the retirement of Daniel Todd Scheuerer from the position of Principal at Central Middle School, effective June 30, 2022. The appointment of Kamille N. Leptz to the position of Principal at Madison Middle School, on annual salary, effective April 11, 2022. Annual salary based on grade 27 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comment (Agenda Items)
8. Public Comment (Agenda Items)

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

 

Five individuals signed up to address the Board. 

F. Consent
F. Board Office
9. Meeting Minutes
2022-0308 School Board Work Session.pdf
2022-0308 School Board Meeting.pdf
F. Financial Services
10. Property Disposal
Board Report 03-22-2022.pdf
Board Report Letters 03-22-22.pdf
11. General Fund Budget Amendment for December 31, 2021
General Fund Budget Amendment #4 - December 31 2021.pdf
12. General Fund Budget Amendment for January 31, 2022
General Fund Budget Amendment #5 - January 31 2022.pdf
F. Human Resources
13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 03-22-22.pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 03-22-22.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
15. Field Trip - Edgewood Jr/Sr High and Merritt Island High School's FRC Robotics Team 801 Horsepower to Huntsville, Alabama
FIRST Rocket City Regional Tentative Itinerary - April 6-10, 2022.pdf
F. Head Start Program
16. Head Start Non-Competitive Five-Year Grant – Intent to Submit
Funding Guidance Letter - Annual - 04CH010481.pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
17. 21st Century Community Learning Center Brevard After School Academy Grant
F. Project Management
18. Merritt Island High School - Cafeteria Renovation - Construction Management Services
Merritt Island Food Service Remodel GMP Attachments.pdf
19. Satellite High School - Cafeteria Renovation - Construction Management Services
Satellite Food Service Remodel GMP Attachments.pdf
20. Saturn Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Saturn Classroom Mods Change Order No. 1.pdf
21. Viera High School Classroom Addition - Design Build Services - RFQ 22-208-Q-DR
Viera HS Classroom Addition Contract.pdf
22. McAuliffe Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX AND SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Christa McAuliffe Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
23. Port Malabar Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX AND SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Port Malabar Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
24. Riviera Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX AND SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Riviera Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
25. Eau Gallie High School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Eau Gallie track photos.pdf
Eau Gallie Track Change Order No. 2.pdf
26. Viera High School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Viera HS Track GMP Attachments.pdf
27. South Lake Elementary School - Design Services - Prototype Reuse
South Lake Classroom Addition Prototype Design Contract.pdf
F. Legal Services
28. Outside Legal Counsel Contract - David Miklas
Legal Services Agreement Miklas - PG 2-23-22.docx
F. Approval of Consent
29. Approval of Consent

Ms. Campbell asked Mr. Gibbs if BPS has always utilized outside legal counsel for various purposes.  Mr. Gibbs stated yes and provided clarification on what outside counsel is used for.  Ms. Campbell asked Mr. Gibbs if the expenditures this year are outside the usual amount.  Mr. Gibbs responded that the amount is up slightly from last year.  Ms. Jenkins asked if the amount has increased due to cases pertaining to masks.  Mr. Gibbs stated that there are two cases regarding masks.  Ms. Jenkins asked if hiring outside counsel is common practice among other counties.  Mr. Gibss explained that it is dependant on their in-house legal team size.  Mr. Susin asked Mr. Gibbs to provide his list of active litigations to the Board.

Motion
Approve the March 22, 2022 School Board Meeting consent agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
30. Board Policy 2605 - Research And Evaluation
po 2605 with Coverpages for Upload.pdf

Chairman Belford held a public hearing on Board Policy 2605.  There were two individuals present to speak on this topic.

Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve Board Policy 2605 - Research and Evaluation.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Action
H. Procurement and Distribution Services
31. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 21-564-B-JW - Landscaping Services.pdf
b - ITB 22-414-B-CC - Print Shop Paper and Supplies.pdf
c - 17-P-054-SH - Food and Supply Distribution Svcs.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a - ITB 21-564-B-JW - Landscape Services - Reassignment - Facilities Services - $9,059.00 increase - Operating Other b - ITB 22-414-B-CC - Print Shop Paper and Supplies - Government and Community Relations - Print Shop - $Variable Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: c - RFP 17-P-054-SH - Food Supply and Distribution Services - Renewal - Food and Nutrition Services - $26,387,872.00 - Special Revenue - Food Services
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
I. Information
I. Career & Technical Education
32. Computer Science Grant
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
33. Board Policy 2521

Ms. Belford stated that this is the policy pertaining to the removal of books.  Our current policy only speaks to the request for one book to be removed from one library and does not speak to the current situation the Board is experiencing. Ms. Belford asked Dr. Mullins to provide an overview of where the challenges are so the Board can give direction on how to move forward.  Dr. Mullins provided an explanation and also stated that NEOLA provided policy language options should revising the policy be of interest to the Board.   Ms. Belford also asked Dr. Mullins to provide the Board and audience with the current process for requesting a removal of a book.

 

  • Ms. Jenkins stated that she would like to do whatever takes the least amount of time effort of our staff.
  • Ms. Campbell read portion of Florida Statute 847.012. She stated that there are some books currently that should be pulled now without waiting for a policy revision due to violation of statute.  Ms. Campbell agreed that she would like to take the least amount of time as possible to get this done.  She stated her preference would be to adjust the policy so that the changes could be done at the district level.  She feels the Board should go through the process of revising the policy so there is a method to deal with district-wide book reviews but feels we should start doing it now before that process is in place.
  • Ms. McDougall stated that she believes the policy needs to be amended and in a way that we are not tying up our staff.  She would be interested in reviewing NEOLA's suggested revisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34. Board Member Reports

Board Members who provided a report and their affiliated topics are below:

 

  • Matt Susin 
    • Track Field Projects
    • Viera Middle School Status
    • Parent Advice Counsel for Various Topics
  • Katye Campbell - Ms. Campbell provided a suggestion for policy 0169.1 - Public Participation.  She likes having the agenda and non-agenda public comments split as to not loose focus on business but would like the Board to consider making a change to the non-agenda time limit to mirror the agenda item timeframe, to include certain exceptions.  
    • The Board supports this suggestion and Mr. Gibbs will proceed in making this change.

 

To listen to the report(s) in entirety, visit Item K on linked video.

L. Superintendent's Report
35. Superintendent's Report
M. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)
36. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)

Speakers were reminded of the one minute time limit for non-agenda items as well as the decorum expected while speaking.

 

Nine individuals signed up to address the Board.  

N. Adjournment
37. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 7:03 p.m.

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:
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