MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD
|May 26, 2020 School Board Meeting|
COVID-19 Notice: Current meeting protocols complying with Executive Order 20-91 prohibits community attendance. Advance registration for recorded public comments are required. The link for public participation will be posted on www.brevardschools.org on Friday, May 22, and will close on Monday, May 25, 2020.
|A. Call to Order|
|1. Call to Order|
Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at; 5:30 p.m.
She read the following statement:
In consideration of the current health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 emergency, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Executive Order 20-91 issued by Governor DeSantis, we have modified our Board meeting processes to comply.
Board Members and staff may be participating by phone rather than being present in the Board Room.
The Educational Services Facility is closed to the public but the Board meeting audio and video are being live-streamed allowing public viewing through our usual channels.
Community members who wanted to make comments were asked to register in advance on the District web site. Those who registered were called Monday evening and their comments were recorded, limited to 3 minutes each. These comments will be replayed under the public comment section of the agenda.
Ms. McDougall and Ms. Descovich will be joining us telephonically.
For transparency, Ms. Escobar will be calling for the Board’s aye or nay votes for each item requiring a vote.
|A. Roll Call|
|2. Roll Call|
Members Present: Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell
|A. Moment of Silence|
|3. Moment of Silence|
The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the viewing and listening audience to join them.
|A. Pledge of Allegiance|
|4. Pledge of Allegiance|
Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.
|A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions|
|5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions|
Board members and Dr. Mullins acknowledged staff, students and community members for the positive contributions afforded to Brevard Public Schools.
|A. Emergency Item|
|A. Adoption of Agenda|
|6. Adoption of Agenda|
Dr. Mullins read into record the changes that had been made to the agenda since first being released to the public on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
|A. Administrative Staff Recommendations|
|7. Administrative Staff Recommendations|
|B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff|
|8. Superintendent's Update - COVID-19 Response Efforts & Next Steps|
|Workshop surtax presentation 05 25 2020.pdf|
Dr. Mullins provided an update on the district's COVID-19 response efforts and next steps. He provided Information on the last nine weeks of distance learning including transitioning 5,000 teachers from the classroom to distance learning in under two weeks. An estimated 1,000 employees were moved to remote work. There were no furloughs or layoffs.
He walked the Board through some key milestones for the summer and reiterated that while COVID-19 had altered academic and operational activities, it had not diverted them from the mission and goals of the Strategic Plan. Dr. Mullins described make-up and purpose of the re-opening Task Force and reminded everyone that many of the important decisions rely on knowing what will happen with the spread of the virus, the Governor's re-opening plan/phases and further guidance from DOE and DOH.
Dr. Mullins provided a snapshot of academic planning as learning environments change as well as operational planning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic reminding everyone that the health and safety of students and employees is the top priority. Budgeting issues were also mentioned as part of the presentation. which included possible savings, anticipated expenses as well as other financial unknowns. Regarding the CARES Act, districts have yet to hear when the money may be available, how much will be received and how it should be used.
Next steps will be:
|E. Public Comment|
|9. Public Comment|
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public comments were made via recording and played at the Board meeting. Advance registration was required and the link was posted on www.brevardschools.org on Friday, May 22, 8:00 a.m.. through 8:00 a.m.. on Monday, May 25, 2020. Persons were called Monday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m.. to record comments limited to three minutes.
Speakers in order of recording:
Ms. Descovich used this opportunity to tell the Board that she had received a message from Karen Kolby about restoration of access to athletic fields.
|F. Board Office|
|10. Meeting Minutes|
|2020-0512 SB Meeting.pdf|
|2020-0512 Policy Work Session.pdf.pdf|
|F. Human Resources|
|11. Instructional Staff Recommendations|
|Instructional Staff 05-26-20.pdf|
|12. Support Staff Recommendations|
|Support Staff 05-26-20.pdf|
|13. Reappointment Nominations of Annual Contract Teachers for 2020-2021 School Year|
|20-21 AC Teacher Reappointments FINAL.pdf|
|F. Office of Professional Learning and Development|
|14. Professional Learning Catalog 2020-2021|
|Professional Learning Catalog 2020-2021.pdf|
|Professional Learning Catalog 2020-2021 Alpha Index.pdf|
|F. District Operations|
|15. 2020-2021 MOU with Brevard County Sheriff's Office for BPS Specialist-School Safety and Security|
|2020-2021 MOU -S.T.O.M.P with Brevard Sheriff - May 2020.pdf|
|16. 2020-2022 MOU -- District Security and SROs with Brevard County Sheriff's Office|
|F. Project Management|
|17. Clearlake Adult Education Center - Additional Facility Renewal - Construction Management Services - SALES SURTAX|
|Clearlake HVAC Controls GMP Attachments.pdf|
|18. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School - Facility Renewal - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX|
|Cocoa Beach GMP Attachments.pdf|
|19. Ralph M. Williams, Jr., Elementary School - Educational Technology - Design Build Services - SALES SURTAX|
|Williams Technology Infrastructure GMP Attachments.pdf|
|20. Central Middle School - Design Build Services - Central Energy Plant - SALES SURTAX|
|Central CEP GMP Attachments.pdf|
|21. Atlantis Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out|
|Atlantis OEF 209 200505.pdf|
|22. Indialantic Elementary - Covered Play Structure Repair - Award of Bid|
|Indialantic play structure bid tabs - with enhanced scope.pdf|
|23. Appoint School Board Representative to the City of Cape Canaveral Local Planning Agency|
|F. Approval of Consent|
|24. Approval of Consent|
|Items Pulled for Discussion|
|G. Procurement and Distribution Services|
|25. Department/School Initiated Agreements|
|a - 20-783-A-HD - Great Minds, PBC.pdf|
|26. Procurement Solicitations|
|a - 20-753-B-WH - Network Equipment and Related Products and Services.pdf|
|b - 20-720-B-NC - Fuel Tank Cleaning and Servicing Fuel Sites.pdf|
|c - 19-257-B-SH - Herbicides, Pesticides, and Fertilizers -Termination.pdf|
|d - 20-756-SC-NC - School Bus Bid.pdf|
|e - 20-789-PB-SH - Type IIB Panelized Modular Buildings.pdf|
|G. Human Resources|
|27. Equitable Application of Salary Placement Schedule for BFT Employees|
|28. Pre-kindergarten Teachers and Instructional Assistants|
|H. School Food & Nutrition|
|29. 2020-21 Multi-Year Lunch Price Increase|
|FNS Current Financial Projection.pdf|
|H. Office of Professional Learning and Development|
|30. Brevard County Athletic Coaching Endorsement Program|
|AC Add-On Renewal for 2020-25 Status Report.pdf|
|Athletic Coaching End Pgm 2020.pdf|
|31. Brevard Public Schools ESOL Endorsement Program|
|Add-On Renewal for 2019-20 Status Report.pdf|
|I. Staff Reports|
|J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)|
|K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points|
|32. Board Member Reports|
Mr. Susin asked about allowing Who We Play For to continue screenings at non-school locations. Chris Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, came to the podium and expressed appreciation to Who We Play For and provided some clarifying statements.
|33. Board Member Discussion Point- Opening Fields and Athletic Facilities (Descovich)|
Ms. Descovich asked to discuss opening athletic fields. Discussion ensued. Dr. Mullins said that the fields are currently closed through the month of June and staff is reviewing what the impact to the District may be, while continuing to follow guidelines outlined by state and federal authorities and agencies.
|L. Superintendent's Report|
|34. Superintendent's Report|
Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 6:35 p.m.
For further information regarding this meeting, please visit the published video at www.brevardschools.org.
|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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