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5:30 p.m.
 

May 30, 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.

Ms. Wright arrived at 5:32 p.m.

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 Ms. Hann 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

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

Addition(s)

  • A7. Oath of Office for Dr. Mark Rendell
  • F18. Job Descriptions for Assistant District Coordinator – BAS
  • F20. Job Description for County Athletic and Activities Director
  • F52. Legal Advertisements Board Report.


Revision(s)

  • A7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • F11. Student Expulsions
  • F13. General Fund Budget Amendment
  • G43. School Board Member District Residence Area Redistricting
  • G45. New Middle School Attendance Boundary.


Deletion

  • Southwest Middle School – Construction Management Services
Motion
Adopt the May 30, 2023 Board Meeting and its revisions, iff applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: JenniferD Jenkins
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Oath of Office - Dr. Mark Rendell

Ron Meyr, pastor at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Mark Rendell.

8. Administrative Staff Recommendations

After the Board voted to approve the administrative recommendations, Ms. Hann recognized the administrators who were in attendance.

__________________________________________
Chairman susin recessed the meeting at 6:20 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 6:28 p.m.
__________________________________________

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The reclassification/transfer of Nichole C. Hoggatt from the position of ESE Support Specialist in Administrative Support to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Coquina Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Christine A. Snow from the position of Math/Science Instructional Coach at Endeavour Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Creel Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Tara MacPherson from the position of Teacher at MILA Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Croton Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Keltie Fernandez from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Golfview Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Golfview Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Michelle Allred to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Ocean Breeze Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The transfer of Lauren A. Edwards-Hollis from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Palm Bay Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Danielle J. Lavelle from the position of Teacher on Assignment at University Park Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Sherwood Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Alison A. Marlasca from the position of Teacher at Discovery Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Sunrise Elementary School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Stephanie R. Booth from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Cocoa High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) Cocoa High School, on annual contract, effective July 1,2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of William A. Booth from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Satellite High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) Satellite High School, on annual contract, effective July 1,2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Jennifer M. Hughes from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Palm Bay Magnet High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Bayside High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification of Jonna L. Karikas from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Central Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Central Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Annavis V. Williams from the position of Teacher at Heritage High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Central Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Rosanne Harrison from the position of Teacher at Heritage High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Cocoa High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Brian V. Irvine from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Kennedy Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Sharon L. Knight from the position of Guidance Services Professional at McNair Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Keith Dixon to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Merritt Island High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Francis E. O’Connor to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Kierra E. Lang from the position of Guidance Services Professional at Madison Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Carol Anne Cassidy Hauger to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Batina L. Thomas from the position of Teacher on Assignment at Astronaut High School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Jackson Middle School, on annual contract, effective August 2, 2023. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Comments
9. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  20 speakers signed up to address the Board.

F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2023-05-09 Work Session Minutes.pdf
2023-05-09 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
2023-05-16 Work Session Minutes.pdf
2023-05-16 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
2023-05-23 Special Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
11. Student Expulsion(s)
F. Financial Services
12. Property Disposal
Board Report 05-30-2023.pdf
Board Report Letters 05-30-2023.pdf
13. General Fund Budget Amendment #8 - April 2023
April 2023 FY 2023 Monthly Budget Amendment #8.pdf
F. Accounting Services
14. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending March 31, 2023
1Q2023 Brevard SD Board Report FINAL.pdf
F. Human Resources
15. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 05-30-23.pdf
16. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 05-30-23.pdf
17. Job Description: Coordinator - Program Development - BAS
9201_COORD-BAS PRG D_C2004_12.01.20-edits.pdf
9201_COORD-BAS PRG D_C2004_05.08.23 Clean.pdf
Coord - Pro Dev BAS - JD Authorization Form 2023 kvijc KG.pdf
18. Job Description: Assistant District Coordinator - BAS
Assist Dist Coord BAS - JD Authorization Form 2023_1 kvijc KG.pdf
92xx_ASST DIST COORD_C1999_12.01.20-edits.pdf
92xx_ASST DIST COORD_C1999_05.10.23 - Clean.pdf
19. Job Description: Analyst - Transportation Systems Technology
9600_ANLST-TRAN TECH_C2055_12.01.20 - edits.pdf
Anlst-Tran Tech - JD Auth form 2023_05_05_11_38_52 KG.pdf
9600_ANLST-TRAN TECH_C2055_05.05.23 Clean.pdf
20. Job Description: County Athletic and Activities Director
JD Authorization Form 2023 - County AD (002) - KG.pdf
Director - cty-ath-activities c2450 edits 052623.pdf
dir-cty-ath-activities C2450_052623 clean.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
21. Field Trip - Satellite High School's Cross Country Team to Cary, North Carolina
22. Field Trip - Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School's Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) to Dallas. Texas
23. Field Trip - West Shore Jr/Sr High School's Future Problem Solvers to Amherst, Massachusetts
24. Initial Request for Approval to gather Community Input on the Naming of Rockledge High School Football Field at McLarty Stadium
25. Field Trip - Satellite High School Cross Country Team to Wooster, Ohio
F. Head Start Program
26. Head Start Governing Board and Policy Council Reports for the Months of February and March 2023
February 2023 Monthly Report-gb-revised.pdf
March 2023 Monthly Report gb revised.pdf
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
27. K-12 Comprehensive Evidence Based Reading Plan (CERP) - SY 2023-24
K-12 CERP 2023-24.pdf
F. Project Management
28. Meadowlane Primary School Facility Renewal Close Out
Meadowlane Primary OEF.pdf
29. Meadowlane Intermediate School Facility Renewal - Close Out
Meadowlane Intermediate OEF.pdf
30. Saturn Elementary School Facility Renewal - Close Out
OEF-209 version 2012 -Saturn FR 2021 (004).pdf
31. Astronaut High School Cafeteria Renovation - Close Out
OEF executed Astronaut Serving.pdf
32. Cocoa Beach Central Energy Plant Renovation - Close Out
OEF-209 version 2012 -DDC - Cocoa BCH CEP.pdf
33. Award of RFQ 23-573-Q-HD - Construction Management Services for Titusville High School Roof Replacement
34. Various Facilities - Modern Classroom Infrastructure Readiness - Close Out
OEF-209 version 2012 Modern Classroom.doc
35. MILA Right-of-Way Deed Transfer to Brevard County
Mila Sidewalk Warranty Deed w Exhibit A.pdf
MILA area map.pdf
36. Holland Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Holland ES - Front Office Access Control GMP Attachments.pdf
37. West Melbourne School for Science - Construction Management Services
West Melbourne Restrooms GMP Attachments.pdf
38. Coquina Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Coquina ES - Front Office Access Control - GMP Attachments.pdf
39. Imperial Estates Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Imperial Estates Front Office Access GMP Attachments.pdf
40. Sabal Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Sabal Hallway Floors GMP Attachments.pdf
Sabal Elementary School Hallway Floors Photos.pdf
41. St. Stephens Way - Educational Facilities Impact Fees Deferral Contract
St. Stephens Way Educational Facilities Impact Fee Deferral Contract FINAL 05.23.2023.pdf
Brevard County Code of Ordinances - Educational Impact Fees.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
42. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the May 30, 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: JenniferD Jenkins
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
G. Board Office
43. School Board Member District Residence Area Redistricting
School Board Member -County Commissioner Districts 2022-2023.pdf
RESOLUTION Re Board Member Residence Redistricting 5-2-23 (002).pdf
Survey Comments-Board Redistricting as of 05.15.2023.pdf
Survey Comments-Board Redistricting as of 05.26.2023.pdf
Update ONLY_Survey Comments-Board Redistricting as of 05.30.2023.pdf

Three individuals addressed the Board pertaining to this topic.

Ms. Jenkins stated that when this was initially brought to the Board's attention by a County Commissioner, they proposed to pay for the fee that would go to the Supervisor of Elections, or putting funds towards it, so it would cost the district less money. She explained that Mr. Susin advocated that it would be less expensive to go with the County Commissioner's because of that.  She asked Mr. Gibbs, General Counsel, if the majority of the Board votes to approve this plan, will the way it is being paid for be brought before the Board as she wants it to be publicly stated. She explained that the funds would be coming from the Affordable Cares Act and she is not comfortable with using funds that should be going back to tax payers.

Ms. Campbell suggested that for the next year we leave the schools with the Board Member who is currently representing them until the new Board Members are elected in 2024 as this is where the current Board was elected for. 

Ms. Wright explained to the public that the Board has to make this decision and it makes sense to make it the same as the County Commissioner's.  She stated that she is support of Ms. Campbell's suggestion.   

Mr. Susin stated that both Ms. Wright and Ms. Campbell made some great points.  He explained that the district was out of compliance two years ago, when this should have been done, and is when he made the proposal to move to the County Commission.  He stated that he initial proposed this before the new Board Members were elected and before any political upheavals.  Mr. Susin explained that the reason behind him wanting to move to the County Commission was so the district could work with them on aligning our districts to save money and resources, along with resolve the confusion and transparency across the board. He explained that the conspiracy theories are not true. 

Mr. Susin stated that by statute the Board is supposed to represent all schools and it is difficult when you try and draw geographical lines.  He explained that this plan make it more fluid where Board Member represent both land and beach side. Mr. Susin stated that the plan was legally reviewed, saves $50,000-$100,000, saves staffs time, and per the Supervisor of Election it is easier to go down this plan rather than another redistricting. 

Mr. Susin explained that there is no statutory law that the Board has to pay for this.  He stated that Commissioner Tobia expressed that he has funds should the topic of payment to the Supervisor of Elections come up, but the Board does not need to accept it and Commissioner Tobia doesn't have to pay it.  He explained that there is a reserve in the Supervisor of Elections budget that can be used.

Motion
Adopt the same boundaries as the County Commission per Board direction at the April 25, 2023 Work Session..
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Gene Trent
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
G. Human Resources
44. Board Policy 3500 Remote Work
Cover Pages with po3500, ap3500, and foms for upload rev 5-4-23.pdf

No individuals were present to address the Board pertaining to this topic.

Ms. Jenkins asked that the Board be flexible when in comes to this policy, not to pause it.  She stated that staff have reached out to her about other positions to be considered for this remote work opportunity.  Ms. Jenkins stated that she has not yet had conversation with staff and Cabinet Members for their consideration and is why she has not yet brought it before the Board.  She stated, as an example, the position of Phycologist who does not have an office at the school and is traveling back and forth to a location that is the complete opposite of where they end their day and charging mileage to the district.  Ms. Jenkins wanted staff to know that she heard them, hasn't forgotten about them, and will continue to ask questions and advocate on their behalf.

Ms. Campbell stated that the part Ms. Jenkins is referring to is in Administrative Procedures which is more flexible than the policy itself.

Mr. Susin stated that staff can work with their administrator to advocate for the opportunity.

Motion
Board Policy 3500 will appear on the following dates: Work Session – 4/25/23 Rule Development (Public Hearing) – 5/9/23 School Board Meeting Information – 5/9/23 School Board Meeting Approval – 5/30/23
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. Project Management
45. New Middle School Attendance Boundary
Middle School Boundary Update 03.28.2023-updated 04.03.23 for Suntree Community Meeting.pdf
Recommended boundary maps.pdf
Survey Comments as of 05.15.2023.pdf
Emailed Comments and Responses through 05.15.2023.pdf
Middle School Boundary Survey Comments as of 05.26.2023.pdf
Middle School Emailed Comments and Responses through 05.26.2023.pdf

One individual addressed the Board pertaining to this topic.

Ms. Hann clarified the areas that are included with this plan as there were public comments which identified areas already included.  She explained that the plan covers areas 1, 2 and 3 as identified on the maps which includes the Suntree and Viera East areas.

Ms. Campbell explained that months ago she shared her concerns but will be voting for this item tonight as she trusts staff's recommendation and knows they will come up with a solution for things that may arise in the future.  She stated that when the public talks about what was owed or promised, it continues to bother her.  She explained that when you talk about the areas of stability versus the areas of instability and stable neighborhoods deserve a stable school, it isn't fair to compare Suntree to Palm Bay and cast a negative light on Palm Bay.  Ms. Campbell stated that we need to recognize the difference in demographics.  She explained that no one is going to dispute that stable families in a stable environment are going to produce students that perform better.  Ms. Campbell stated that there are students in struggling familles, in cities throughout the county, including Palm Bay, who are driving long distances to get to their schools for a long time.  She explained that there is only one middle school in Palm Bay which is the largest city in the county.  Ms. Campbell stated that it bothers her greatly when we start looking into taking care of oneself and one's community and as a Board we represent all schools.  She explained that the community needs to be careful of how they speak about other areas as all kids deserve it.

Mr. Susin agreed with Ms. Campbell's sentiments.  He stated that he is proud that the district is building one of the best middle schools they have ever had and explained the hard work that went into it by staff. Mr. Susin explained that we need to honor the fact that we are doing an amazing thing.  He supports Ms. Campbell 100% that we need to hold individuals accountable for the things that are said, but the Board needs to take a minute to get excited because what is about to happen is special for our district and students.  Mr. Susin thanked staff for their recommendation to include the other boundaries.

Ms. Jenkins stated that Brevard Public Schools has all of the best middle schools and we are proud of them and will continue to serve every student equally and make sure they have access to the best opportunities and education possible.

Motion
Approve the attendance boundary change proposal for the new middle school (Public Hearing/Action May 30, 2023)
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
H. Action
H. Procurement & Distribution Services
46. Procurement Solicitations
a)23-465-B-TC Pest Control Services.pdf
b)23-647-B-LW-Access Control Sysstems - Reject All Bids.pdf
c)23-813-SS-JW Curriculum Assoc..pdf
d)23-860-SS-JW XanEdu.pdf
e)21-255-Q-JE Mental Health.pdf
f) 21-221-P-WH - Focus SIS - Amendment 2.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitations To Bid (ITBs) below: a) 23-465-B-TC Pest Control Services - Environmental Health & Safety - $300,000.00 - Operating - Other b) 23-647-B-LW Access Control Systems - Reject All Responses - District & School Security - $N/A Approve the Sole Source (SS) below: c) 23-813-SS-JW Curriculum Associates - Elementary Leading and Learning - $150,000.00 - Operating - Other d) 23-860-SS-JW XanEdu Custom Publishing - Secondary Leading and Learning - $199,225.00 - Special Revenue - Federal Approve the Request For Qualification (RFQ) below: e) 21-522-Q-JE Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and/or Case Management Services Contract Termination - Student Services - $N/A Approve the Request for Proposal Amendment below: f) 21-221-P-WH – Student Information System – Amendment 2 – Educational Technology - $466,416.00 – Operating Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
47. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a)23-759-BW-DR-Aldrin Family Foundation Summer Camp 2023.pdf
b)23-939-BW-JW-Studies Weekly.pdf
Motion
Approve the Bids Waived below: a) 23-759-BW-DR Aldrin Family Foundation Space Camp - Secondary Leading & Learning - $227,000.00 - Special Revenue - Federal b) 23-939-BW-JW Studies Weekly - Elementary Leading and Learning - $262,372.95 - Operating - Other
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Megan Wright
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
I. Information
I. School Food & Nutrition
48. 2023-2024 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
I. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
49. Community Partnership School - Intent to work with Children's Home Society
I. Student Services
50. Board Policy 5511 Dressing and Grooming
1 - po5511 with Coverpages for Upload Revised5.3.23 TW RS.pdf
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
51. Legal Advertisements

Mr. Susin explained that the County decided that they are going to move forward with allowing advertisements on their website but the rate they are charging is more than what we currently are paying for legal advertisements.  He stated that it may be different for property appraisers, etc. but for us it is more expensive and he wanted to make sure the Board was aware.  

52. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

The Board addressed the two topics that were unable to be discussed during the earlier work session, which were:

Special Assignment Stipend

Mr. Susin said that this topic went in line with what Ms. Hann had shared during the Gardendale update and was comfortable with passing on discussing this topic as staff are already working on it.  He opened the floor for Board discussion. 

Ms. Wright wanted clarification that the Board is in favor of a stipend Ms. Hann stated that Dr. Green has already began working on it and it will be coming back before the Board shortly.  The Board all gave their thumbs up for the stipend.


Activity Wheel Media Assistants

Mr. Susin stated that if you attend any of the elementary schools and other areas, there is a drastic need for media assistants.  He explained that cutting the position was something the Board decided to do a while ago and since there has been an increase in activities for media specialists.   He stated that he met with some of the Media Specialists and some were on the verge of leaving.  Mr. Susin stated that he asked them to wait while he brings the topic of media assistants before the Board.

Mr. Susin stated he would like to ask staff to bring back the cost for having media assistants and make it part of the budget discussion as a possible item to fund.  Discussion ensued pertaining to this topic.  The Board was in support of including this within their budget discussion.

Ms. Jenkins requested that staff provide the breakdown of the difference, not just elementary. 

Ms. Campbell wanted to make the Board aware, specifically the new members, that it was part of the staffing plan and not every elementary received a media assistant because you had to be a minimum size. She stated that when staff brings back their recommendation, they need to bring the whole thing because if you were under a certain size you didn't qualify.  Ms. Campbell explained that if we put one in each elementary school, we are actually bringing back more than we had.

Ms. Wright would support having one in every elementary school.

Ms. Hann stated that Leading & Learning have been looking into this topic and have submitted proposals as part of their budget process and topic will definitely be addressed as part of the Board's budget discussion.

Upon the conclusion of addressing topics from the work session, the following topics were discussed:

Melbourne High Student Presenting to Board: 

Ms. Wright sought Board approval to invite the student from Melbourne High to come and present before the Board at the next meeting.  She explained that the student is part of Tobacco Free Florida and has taken the initiative to look into how we are going to help by educating our students.  The Board was in support of this request.  Ms. Jenkins stated that there were a couple of student who came before the Board regarding the same topic and asked if we can figure out who they are and connect them.

Anonymous Book Challenges: 

Ms. Campbell stated that there was a list of almost 300 books to be challenged and it frustrated her as the individual didn't vet their own list.  She stated that part of why this could happen is we allow them to submit challenges anonymously.  Ms. Campbell explained that it is an unintended consequence and stated that the original intent of making it anonymous was to secure the individuals address.  Ms. Campbell asked if there was any movement for the Board to consider redoing the policy to take away the anonymous option and further explained why she feels it is needed.   

Discussion ensued among the Board pertaining to the topic.

L. Superintendent's Report
53. Superintendent's Report

Ms. Hann expressed her appreciation to the Board for the opportunity to serve as Acting Superintendent.  She stated that she has learned a lot about the district which will make her better in her facilities role to serve our students.    Ms. Hann also thanked Cabinet Members for their support.  She shared that she is looking forward to working with Dr. Rendell to do great things within the district. 

The Board thanked Ms. Hann and recipicated their appreciation to her.

M. Public Comments (If Additional Time Needed)
N. Adjournment
54. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 8:19 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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