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5:30 p.m.
 

March 28, 2023 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. Invocation
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

Board Members and Dr. Schiller 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. Schiller read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:
 

Revisions

  • A7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • D9. Student Achievement Presentation and Analysis
  • F16. Instructional Staff Recommendations
  • F17. Support Staff Recommendations


Additions

  • K39. Interim Superintendent Contract Amendment Request
Motion
Adopt the March 28, 2023 School Board meeting agenda and its revisions.
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. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations

The majority of the Board were in support to move the administrative appointment of Marijo Seibel to the April 11, 2023 meeting to allow time to further analyze before voting.

Motion
Move the administrative staff appointment recommendation for Marijo Seibel to the April 11, 2023 Board Meeting.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations, with the exception of Marijo Seibel: Accept the resignation of Janene M. Jost from the position of Principal at Sunrise Elementary School, effective June 30, 2023. Accept the retirement of Cynthia M. Vanderpool from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Stevenson Elementary School, effective May 31, 2023. The reclassification/transfer of Debra Abell from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) in Elementary Leading and Learning to the position of Interim Principal at Mims Elementary School, on annual contract, effective March 20, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 26 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Russell Bruhn from the position of Interim Chief of Staff/Chief Strategic Communications Officer to the position of Chief Strategic Communications Officer, on annual contract, effective March 15, 2023. The reclassification/transfer of Marijo Seibel from the position of Certified Counselor at Lockmar Elementary School to the position of temporary Staff Attorney effective March 29, 2023 through June 30, 2023, with a pro-rated salary of $110,000. The reclassification of Jessica Mosca from the position of Payroll Manager in Accounting Services to the position of Director of Payroll Services, on annual contract, effective March 29, 2023. Annual contract based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. Accept the retirement of Michelle J. Aloise from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Holland Elementary School, effective March 23, 2023. Accept the resignation of Sean M. Chance from the position of Principal at Roy Allen Elementary School, effective June 30, 2023. The reclassification of Stephen B. Link from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Heritage High School to the position of Acting Principal at Heritage High School, on annual contract, effective March 29, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 29 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
8. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. SLL Acceleration & Enrichment
9. 2022 - 2023 Florida Music Educators Association Award Recipients

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, her team and the Board recognized the 2022-23 Florida Music Educators Associate Award recipients.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Superintendent
10. Student Achievement Presentation & Analysis (Dropout and Graduation, et al. Data)
Student Achievement Updates AMC 3-27-23_FINAL.pdf

Dr. Anna-Marie Cote and Ms. Neyda Francis provided the Board and audience with a student achievement presentation and analysis.  Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to the information presented, to include questions answered by staff and clarification/additional information for the audience.  Appreciation was expressed for the team who provided the information.  

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Chairman Susin called for a recess at 7:52 p.m.  The meeting resumed at 8:05 p.m.
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E. Public Comments
11. Public Comments (Agenda Items)

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  30 speakers signed up to address the Board.

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Chairman Susin called for a recess at 9:30 p.m.  The meeting resumed at 9:40 p.m.
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F. Consent
F. Board Office
12. Meeting Minutes
2023-0307 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
2023-0307 Work Session Minutes.pdf
13. Student Expulsion(s)
F. Financial Services
14. Property Disposal
Board Report Letters 03-28-2023.pdf
Board Report 03-28-2023.pdf
F. Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE
15. FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements - January 2023
FY 2023 Interim Financial Statements - January 2023.pdf
16. General Fund Budget Amendment #6 - February 2023
February 2023 FY 2023 Monthly Budget Amendment #6.pdf
F. Human Resources
17. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 03-28-23.pdf
18. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 03-28-23.pdf
F. Head Start Program
19. Head Start Non-Competitive 5-year Grant – Intent to Appy/Write and Submit – Grant No. 04CH012171
FGL_Contination Application COLA Quality Improvement.pdf
F. Project Management
20. FPL Construction and Maintenance Easement - Mims Elementary Cafetorium Building
Mims ES Cafetorium - FPL Easement.pdf
Mims ES Cafetorium - FPL Easement Sketch and Description.pdf
21. Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria Renovations - Close Out
OEF for SB 3282023.pdf
22. Stone Magnet Middle School Canopy Renovation - Close Out
OEF-209 version 2012 -Stone Canopy (003).pdf
23. Creel Elementary School Classroom Renovation - Close Out
OEF-209 version 2012 -Creel Classrooms 2021.pdf
24. Andersen Elementary School Technology Infrastructure Upgrades - Close Out
OEF for SB 328.pdf
25. Hoover Middle School - Interlocal Agreement Regarding Joint Use of Facilities
Hoover Interlocal Agreement 03.20.2023.pdf
26. Merritt Island High School - Traffic Safety Improvements - Construction Management Services
MIHS traffic improvement plan.pdf
Merritt Island North Entrance GMP Attachments.pdf
27. Rockledge High School - Cafeteria Renovation - Construction Management Services
Rockledge Food Service Remodel GMP Attachments.pdf
28. Jackson Middle School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Jackson Electrical & Fire Alarm GMP Attachments.pdf
29. Apollo Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Apollo Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
30. Challenger 7 Elementary School - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Challenger 7 Intercom GMP Attachments.pdf
31. Coquina Elementary School - Design Services
Coquina Building 5 Design Attachments.pdf
32. Coquina Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Coquina Building 5 Fire Restoration GMP Attachments.pdf
Coquina fire photo.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
33. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the March 28, 2023 School Board Meeting Consent Agenda items with the exception of those items pulled for discussion, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
F. Project Management
34. Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement
Cuyler site map.pdf
Tooley Community Development Group Cuyler School Use Plan.pdf
Tooley Community Development Group Lease Agreement Amendments shown in strikethrough underline.pdf
Amendment to Lease extending term 03.14.2023 signed.pdf

Ms. Wright requested to pull this item due to things within the contract language that were not the most advantageous for the district, to include:

  • Changing the lease from 5 years to 50 years.
  • The ability to terminate the lease, which should be permissible by both parties.


Ms. Wright thought this item should be brought back to the Board on a regular basis, more than every 50 years.

Ms. Hann provided clarifying information on what the property is, how it is used, and the reason for a 50 year lease. She also provided answers to additional questions posed by the Board.

Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to suggestions for Ms. Hann to consider. The contract will be brought forward at a future meeting.

 

Motion
Table decision until it is brought back before the Board with a reduced length of term.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Public Hearing
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
35. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 23-599-B-LW - New 2023 Ford E-450 Utilimaster P700 Step Van.pdf
b - 23-370-B-TC - Water Based Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance and Test.pdf
c - RFP 32-407-P-WH- Staff Evaluation System and Professional Management System.pdf

Ms. Wright stated that she worked with Dr. Green to learn more about RFP32-407-P-WH - Staff Evaluation System and Professional Management System and after reviewing the bids submitted and trusting the work of the individuals on the committee, she felt confident that this is the best contract for the district to approve.

Motion
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 23-599-B-LW - New 2023 Ford E-450 Utilimaster P700 Step Van - Procurement & Distribution Services - $71,931.80 - Capital Projects b) 23-370-B-TC - Water Based Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance and Test - Facilities Services - $Variable Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: c) RFP 23-407-P-WH - Staff Evaluation System and Professional Management System - Human Resources - $1,070,947.62 - Operating Categorical
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. Student Services
36. Board Policy 5136 - Wireless Communication Devices
po5136 rev2-24 for Work Session with Coverpages for Upload.pdf
I. District Operations
37. 2022 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities
2022 USDA NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.pdf
I. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
38. Board Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials Program
1 - po2521 with Coverpages - Rev 3.22.23 For Rule Dev & Info.pdf
39. Amend the Contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne
PCCA WM - Initial Contract for 15 year term-final 3-6-23.pdf
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
40. Interim Superintendent Contract Amendment Request
Signed Contract - Interim Superintendent - 12.20.22.pdf
Amended Agreement - 2.10.23 - NOT BOARD APPROVED.docx

Mr. Susin provided an overview to the Board on why this item was added for discussion and asked Mr. Gibbs to explain the process in which they worked with Dr. Schiller to amend his employment agreement.  Mr. Susin explained the additional requests made by Dr. Schiller for inclusion within the agreement which he did not have the authority to approve without bringing before the Board.

Dr. Schiller explained why he did not approve to have this item on the agenda for discussion at this time. 

Mr. Susin explained that after learning of requests for information made by Dr. Schiller which caused concern, he decided that this topic needed to be addressed before the Board before any additional lapse of time.

Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to Dr. Schiller's amendment requests, components/statements made within the last document provided to the Board Chair and General Counsel and the request for information recently made by Dr. Schiller, in addition to other concerns.

Board consensus was to place Dr. Schiller on administrative leave while they evaluate statements/allegations made and to assign Sue Hann as Superintendent designee.

Motion
Place Dr. Schiller, Interim Superintendent, on administrative leave.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Motion
Appoint Sue Hann as Superintendent designee.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
41. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
L. Superintendent's Report
42. ESF Sub/Volunteer at Schools Update

This topic was not addressed.

M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
43. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)
N. Adjournment
44. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:58 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:
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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