March 5, 2020 Board Work Session (Board Evaluation)

Educational Services Facility (Superintendent's Conference Room)
9:00 a.m.

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a Board Work Session on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Eagle newspaper on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The affidavits of publication with a copies of the ads attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Misty Belford began the meeting at: 9:08 a.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Order of Business
4. Superintendent's Evaluation Timeline

Board members and Dr. Mullins agreed upon the timeline for the Superintendent's evaluation.  Board members will meet on July 29, 2020 to review and compile a preliminary master evaluation. August 5, 2020 has also been designated as a date to further refine the master evaluation if more time is needed.  Board members and Dr. Mullins will meet on August 14, 2020 to go over the final evaluation and discuss goals and performance targets for the 2020-2021 school year.


5. School Board Working Guidelines

Board members reviewed the School Board Working Guidelines and made some revisions.  The document will be signed once changes are final and placed on the website.

6. Board Evaluation
Board Member Evaluation Tool II.pdf
board-member-evaluation-completed March 5, 2020.pdf

Board members went over the Board evaluation tool coming to consensus on ratings and comments.

Closing Remarks
7. Closing Remarks/Direction

There was discussion surrounding the policy process.  Mr. Susin felt that Board members are not provided the opportunity to give feedback on which policies should be brought forward and suggested focusing on one "silo" at a time.  Ms. Campbell commented that we still need to move forward on priority.  Mr. Susin explained that the Board does not receive an opportunity to provide input prior to policies being brought forward.


Ms. Belford asked for Mr. Gibbs (Legal Counsel) to build into the policy process a vehicle to send policy suggestions to Board members for input  prior to meeting with staff members responsible for the policy.


Ms. Belford asked for Board members to be ambassadors for the District with a unified voice.  She stated that Nicki Hensley in Government and Community Relations is actively setting up snapshots of individual districts.  Ms. Belford asked for Board members to reach out to Ms. Hensley to advise her if there are particular areas Board members want focused.  Board members also need to be thinking of persons and/or organizations who should receive the message.


Mr. Susin stated he would like to receive notifications of whistleblower  complaints.


Regarding new goals for the Board to institute as part of its evaluation process; Ms. Belford asked each member send her up to five goals by March 13, 2020 for review and determination whether or not another work session needs to be held.


Ms. Belford was going to speak to Dr. Mullins regarding another meeting regarding benefits as a result of the recent SIAC meeting.  Also, April 21, 2020 was identified as a potential date for a BFT/Board workshop.

8. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the workshop at 1:49 p.m.

Chairman: ____________________________________________ Secretary: ____________________________________________
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