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March 23, 2021 School Board Meeting

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. 

 

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The School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, February 25, 2021 edition of The Eagle. An affidavit of publication is available in the Board office.

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A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 5:31 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

Board members observed a moment of silence in memory of Keith Johnson, a custodian from Jackson Middle School, who recently passed away.

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 used this opportunity to offer recognition and appreciation to various students, staff, community members and business partners for the positive impact each had on Brevard Public Schools.

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was first released to the public on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 

Revision

  • A-7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Additions

  • F-10. Interlocal Agreement Cares Act Funding Extension
  • F-16. Termination of Instructional Employee
    • When item was pulled, it moved to F-29
  • F-17. The Coronoavirus Respons and Relief Supplement
    • Item moved to F-16 when Termination of Instrucational Employee was pulled for discussion.
Motion
Adopt the March 23, 2021 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
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Retirement of Laura Anania from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Lewis Carroll Elementary School, effective August 1, 2021. The reclassification/transfer of Nicole C. Pepin from the position of Teacher at Creel Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Croton Elementary School, on annual contract, effective March 24, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
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
8. Public Comment

Chairman Belford reminded speakers of the three minute time limit and of the decorum expected while speaking.  Board members had determined to hear persons addressing agenda items first and will hear remaining speakers following the conclusion of business.

 

Speakers in order of appearance:

  • Anthony Colucci - Termination of Teacher
  • Mark Levine - Termination of Teacher
  • Vanessa Skipper - Termination of Teacher
  • Allison Enright - Termination of Teacher
  • Dan Bennett - Termination of Teacher
  • Keri Weeks - Termination of Teacher
Motion
Approve the motion to limit speakers during this portion hearing those speaking about agenda items first. The rest of the speakers will be heard following the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
F. Consent
F. Board Office
9. Meeting Minutes
F. Superintendent
10. Interlocal Agreement Cares Act Funding Extension
CARES Act School Board Interlocal Agt Ext 021621.pdf
cares-act-interlocal-agt-school-board-072820-slw-002 approved on August 25, 2020.pdf
F. Financial Services
11. General Fund Budget Amendment for January 31, 2021
General Fund Budget Amendment #5 - January 31, 2021.pdf
12. Property Disposal
Board Report 03-23-2021.pdf
Board Report Letters 03-23-2021.pdf
F. Human Resources
13. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 03-23-21.pdf
14. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 03-23-21.pdf
15. Job Description: Teacher - Special Assignment @ Hourly Rate
Teacher-Special Assignment 2.25.2021.pdf
2021.03.07_Teacher Spcl Assign - Hourly Rate auth form 2021.02.05 2.25.2021 BT.pdf
Teacher-Special Assignment 2.25.2021 clean.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
16. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation (CRRSA) Act
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
17. Head Start Non-Competitive 5 year Grant - Intent to Apply/Write and Submit - Grant No. 04CH010481
Funding Guidance Letter - Annual - 04CH010481 (002).pdf
F. Project Management
18. Canopy Covered Walkways - District Wide - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX
Cocoa-Endeavour Covered Walkways DB GMP Attachments.pdf
19. Pinewood Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX AND SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Pinewood FR2021 GMP Attachments.pdf
Pinewood Elementary Canopy Structure Evaluation Letter.pdf
20. Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School - Building 8 - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX
Edgewood Building 8 Photographs.pdf
Edgewood Building 8 CM GMP Attachments.pdf
21. Endeavour Elementary School Restroom Addition - Close Out
Endeavour RR OEF 209.pdf
22. Endeavour Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Endeavour FR OEF 209 210225.pdf
23. Holland Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Holland FR OEF 209 210309.pdf
24. 2021-2022 Student Accommodation Plan
Draft 2021-2022 Student Accommodation Plan-Electronic copy.pdf
25. Andersen Elementary - Educational Technology and Facility Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Andersen Technology Infrastructure DB Precon Attachments.pdf
26. Endeavour Elementary - Educational Technology - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Endeavour Technology Infrastructure DB Precon Attachments.pdf
27. Coquina Elementary School - Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Coquina FR2021 Design Attachments.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
28. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the March 23, 2021 School Board Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Labor Relations
29. Termination of Instructional Employee

Ms. Jenkins pulled this item for discussion.  Mr. Susin first made a motion to postpone the vote and seek guidance from the state attorney general.  This motion died for lack of a second.  Board members engaged in extensive discussion.

 

Ms. Jenkins stated that she felt there were other avenues besides termination and questioned why A, B, C and D were listed as options in the policy if there is not intent to utilize them.

 

Ms. Belford stated that she is willing to work with Mr. Susin to advocate changes at the Federal level which would allow them to make changes to policy at the state and local level.

 

 

Motion
Approve the termination of Ms. Allison Enright to be effective March 24, 2021. Ms. Enright has made a timely request for a hearing with the School Board. As such, authorize the School Board Attorney to schedule a hearing for further proceedings with the School Board. Authorize the School Board Attorney to retain services of counsel for the hearing process if requested.
Ms. Jenkins pulled this item. She argues that the language is unclear about medical marijuana. It seems extreme to go for termination. There can be a consequence. She doesn't think that is what is best for kids. It bothers her that it was said to set a precedence. Ms. Campbell reminded the Board about the state said to develop the student medical marijuana policy. She said that the general counsel at the time. Nothing in the amendment that stops a district from having a drug free workplace. Ms. Jenkins asked Mr. Gibbs can the our student policy arubably violating medical marijuana. Ms. McDougall said they call agree this is unfortunate, but this is a schedule 1 drug. Mr. Susin said that he truly feels that we are not handcuffed. He doesn't think that they have to terminate this teacher tonight. We have been given an opportunity to change these laws. In the event that the individuals - petition the attorney general for an opinion. Motion to move this to the attorney general for a recommendation. Mr. Susin made a recomendation. There was no second so if failed. Ms. Belford said that the state said to tmake a policy for student s to use medical marijuana. NEOLA said they refused to put together a policy on medical marijuana for student use. Mr. Susin - say that we petition to find an avenue to make it right.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Nay
Motion
Forward to attorney general for a recommendation.
The motion died for lack of a second.
Vote Results ( Not Started )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second:
Motion
Motion to postpone the recommendation and petition the state's attorney general to provide guidance for this situation.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Motion
Motion to deny the superintendent's recommendation and allow teacher to enter rehabilitation.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Motion
Motion not to support the superintendent's recommendation and table the termination providing time to rework the Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Action
G. Superintendent
30. Board Directed Guidelines for Indoor Singing
DRAFT - Guidelines for Indoor Singing - Final.pdf

The Superintendent provided feedback following the request of the Board at its meeting, but he did not make a recommendation.  He requested that the recommendation come from the Board.  Discussion ensured following the recommendation to approve the guidelines as presented.  

Motion
Approve the Board Directed Guidelines for Indoor Singing as presented.
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Nay
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Cheryl Mcdougall - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Procurement and Distribution Services
31. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITN 19-380-N-DR P-Card E-Payables Cancellation.pdf
b - 21-250-P-WH - Technology Partnership.pdf
c - 19-371-PB-WH - Mutualink Renewal.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitation To Negotiate (ITN) Cancellation below: a - ITN 19-380-N-DR - P-Card & E-Payable Services Cancellation - Financial Services - $N/A Approve the Request For Proposal (RFP) below: b - RFP 21-250-WH - Technology Partnership - Educational Technology - $80,000,000.00 Approve the Piggy Back (PB) below: c - PB 19-371-PB-WH - Mutualink Renewal - District Security - $113,527.08
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
32. Secondary English Language Arts Textbook Adoption
Secondary Instructional Materials Budget.pdf

Chairman Belford asked twice if there was anyone present who wished to address the Secondary 7-12 English Language Arts Textbook Adoption. There were no speakers who came forward. 

Motion
Hold a public hearing and approve the Secondary 7-12 English Language Arts Textbook Adoption beginning with the 2021-2022 school year pending DOE approval and budget considerations. Grades/Course: MS-ILA Materials Option 1 HMH Read180/System 44 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Option 2 Lexia (Lexia Learning Systems) Grades/Course: MS-ELA Materials Option 1 Amplify ELA Florida (Amplify Education, Inc.) Option 2 HMH Florida Into Literature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Grades/Course: HS-ILA Materials Option 1 HMH Read 180/System 44 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Grades/Course: HS-English Materials Option 1 myPerspectives FL (Savvas Learning Company) Option 2 HMH Florida Into Literature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Grades/Course: HS-AP English Materials Option 1 AMSCO w/ Norton Reader and They Say, I Say (Perfection Learning) Option 2 Language & Composition The Art of Voice (McGraw-Hill)
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
G. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
33. Elementary ELA Instructional Materials Adoption
initial-proposal-k-6-ela-textbooks-board (2).xlsx

Chairman Belford asked twice if there was anyone present who wished to address the Elementary ELA Instructional Materials Adoption.  There were no speakers that came forward.

 

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Chairman Belford recessed the meeting at 7:45 p.m. and reconvened at 7:57 p.m.

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Motion
Hold a Public Hearing and Approve the Elementary ELA Instructional Materials Adoption.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
34. Additional Public Comments

Remaining public speakers in order of appearance.

  • Laura Cobb - LGBTQ Advocacy
  • Bill McKay - LGBTQ Advocacy
  • Chelsea Partridge - LGBTQ District Guidelines/Parental Notification
  • Jocelyn Baldridge - Support for Allison Enright
  • Kathryn Hagen - LGBTQ Non discrimination policy
  • Thomas Jefferson - School Board Issues
  • Lisa Byl - School Board Issues
  • Alexander Sands - School Board Issues Regarding rights violations
  • Jacob Gelman - Need for student privacy regarding sexual/gender identity
  • Michael Bloom - LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
  • Regina Osgood - LGBT Policy
  • Jo Shim - Nondiscrimination Guidance
  • Marta Fiol - Serving Every Student with excellence in Brevard
  • Lacey Saxon - Our children being forced to wear masks at school and children getting sent home from school if in close contact.
  • Dale Stenberg - Calling attention to the LGBTQ policy to remember their commitment to educate - and what it means to educate.
  • Shelley Rodden - LGBTQ Guidelines
  • Hanna Smith - Teacher discussing how COVID policies have harmed students
  • Michell Zwack - Children need protection
  • Joyce Routh - Request Board to adot resolution for a Parent's Bill of Rights
  • Melinda Wimbish - Support LGBTQ student respect and oppose Parent's Bill of Rights
  • Ashley Hall - DOH Comments - Parent's Bill of Rights
  • Carrie Gerace - Hybrid classrooms 

 

 

K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
35. Board Member Reports
L. Superintendent's Report
36. Superintendent's Report
M. Adjournment
37. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at; 9:03 p.m. 

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