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1:00 p.m.

May 9, 2023 Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin, Gene Trent and Megan Wright.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

Order of Business
Rule Development / Public Hearing
4. 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 this item.  No additional changes were recommended by the Board.

Topics
5. Parent Survey
Parent Survey Presentation.pdf

Russell Bruhn, Chief Strategic Communications Officer, provided the board with the 2022-23 parent survey results.

The Board expressed appreciation and stated that the survey results are important and insightful. Feedback provided included:

  • Have schools send out reminders rather than the district.
  • Direct parents to our website’s resources.
  • Additional communication to parents pertaining to the use of Focus app.

 

 

6. Budget Process Review
Budget Workshop May 9 final.pdf

Cindy Lesinski, Chief Financial Officer, and Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, provided a budget process update to include:

  • Conference Report FEFP Highlights
  • Charter School Capital Outlay
  • K-12 Scholarship Program Forecasting
  • Budget Timeline
  • Bucketed Approach
  • Budget Development Process

The Board expressed appreciation for the proposed budget process model and the transparency it will provide.

7. Millage Implementation Update
Millage Update May 9 final.pdf

Cindy Lesinski, Chief Financial Officer, and Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, provided the Board with a millage update. Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, provided next steps, including communication to staff and the development of the independent oversight committee.

8. Community Summit Planning
Community Summit Planning.pdf

Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, provided the Board with a straw man proposal, for initial conversation, pertaining to the development of a process for community summits. Mr. Susin provided information pertaining to community mapping to identify Board community connections and how the community summit topics would align with our strategic plan. He further explained potential topics that can be addressed for a Veteran & Military summit.

Discussion ensued pertaining to the process. Feedback for the summits included:

  • Whole Board participation.
  • Each Board Member take the lead on a topic.
  • Narrow down to four topics and have one per quarter.
  • Have the summits be driven by the Superintendent with the Board role is to listen.
  • Board Members identify participants.


The Military & Veterans group summit will be the pilot to determine if the process needs to be modified. Board Members were asked to submit members for participation.

9. 23-799-SS-WH - Imagine Language and Literacy - Student Services - $104,068.48 - Special Revenue Federal
23-799-ss-wh-imagine-learning_1.pdf
Imagine Language and Literacy.pdf

Anne Skinner, ESOL Coordinator, provided the Board with an update pertaining to the Imagine Language and Literacy program, to include:

  • Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
  • ELL Enrollment in Brevard
  • Previous Programs
  • Brevard Data Points
  • English Learning Progress
  • Identifying a More Impactful Program for ELLs
  • Florida Districts Using Imagine Language & Literacy
  • Data from Other Districts
  • Imagine Language and Literacy Overview
  • Top Schools Using Imagine Language and Literacy
  • Current, Future & SY23-24 Plans
  • Improving Academic Outcomes for ELLs


Sue Hann, Acting Superintendent, informed the Board that this item will be on the evening's Board Meeting agenda for approval. Discussion ensued among the Board, including questions answered by Ms. Skinner. Ms. Skinner will be sharing any new data when received with the Board.

10. Board Policy 5511 Dressing and Grooming
1 - po5511 with Coverpages for Upload Revised5.3.23 TW RS.pdf

Board Members reviewed Board Policy 5511 Dressing and Grooming to identify changes to be made before it is brought before the Board for public hearing/rule development on May 30, 2023. Discussion ensued among the Board and recommended changes identified included:

  • Title:  Correct spelling of student.
  • Add:  Dress shall not emulate non-human characteristics.
  • Section D. Footwear:  Correct spelling of Crocs.
  • Section A. Head:  Remove “s” from unless.
  • Section B. Upper Garments:  Add language that allows strapless garments for formal wear.
  • Section B. Upper Garments, #3:  Replace existing bullet with language that states clothing must cover the body from one armpit across to the other armpit.
  • Section B. Upper Garments:  #1 and #5 are the same.
  • Section B. Upper Garments:  Add language that states no skin showing from top to bottom.
  • Section C. Lower Garments, #1:  Remove sentence, “Form fitting tights, spandex, leggings, types of clothing is not allowed unless proper outer garments cover to mid-thigh length or longer.”
  • Section C. Lower Garments, #1:  Strike “(Sports bras are considered undergarments.)”
  • Section A. Head:  Remove sweatbands.


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Chairman Susin called for a break at 3:30 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 3:38 p.m.
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11. 2000 Policy Review

Board Members continued their review of the 2000 policies to recommend changes for placement on a rule development approval track and/or to mark as reviewed on the Neola site. Those reviewed include:


- 2416 Student Privacy and Parental Access to Information

  • No changes.
     

- 2417 Comprehensive Health Education

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
  • Specific direction from the Board included:
    • Update to reflect language from Neola’s template:
      • Include sections:
        • Instruction in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
        • Instruction in CPR/AED
           

- 2421 Career and Technical Education Program

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- NEOLA Template – 2421.01 Students as Trainees

  • Add this policy.
     

- NEOLA Template – 2423 School-To-Work Program

  • Add this policy. Staff will provide their recommendations for Board consideration.
     

- 2430 District-Sponsored Clubs and Activities

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2430.01 Special Programs by Community Volunteers

  • No changes.
     

- 2431 Interscholastic Athletics

  • No changes.
     

- NEOLA Template – 2431.01 Participation by Transfer Students

  • Add this policy.
     

- 2431.03 Concussion and Head Injuries

  • No changes.
     

- 2432 Driver Education

  • No changes.
     

- 2440 Summer School

  • Use Neola's template.
     

- 2450 Adult and Community Education

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2451 Alternative Education Plans/Programs

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes, if needed.
     

- 2460 Exceptional Student Education

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2460.01 Least Restrictive Environment

  • No changes.
     

- 2461 Recording of IEP Team Meetings

  • No changes.
     

- 2520 Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2521 Instructional Materials Program

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- NEOLA Template – 2522 Challenges to Adoption or Use of Instructional, Library, or Reading List Materials

  • Add this policy. Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2531 Copyrighted Works

  • No changes.
     

- 2540 Audio Visual Use

  • No changes.
     

- NEOLA Template – 2575 Service Learning

  • Add this policy. Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2605 Research and Evaluation

  • No changes.
     

- 2623 Student Assessment

  • Staff will bring this policy forward with recommended changes.
     

- 2800 Educational Services for Students in Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs

  • No changes.

 

12. 3000 Policy Review

The 3000 policies will be addressed at the May 16, 2023 Board Work Session.

Closing Remarks
13. Closing Remarks
Adjournment
14. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 4:11 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

NOTES:  

  • Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.   Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org and YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/BrevardSchools.   
  • Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Karyle Green, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Dr. Green may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11266 (voice) or green.karyle@brevardschools.org (email).
  • Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board during the Rule Development portion of the meeting specific to the policy being discussed.  There will be no other opportunity to public comment during workshops.
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