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November 17, 2020 School Board Meeting and Organization/Oath of the Board

Public attendance will be allowed up to 30 people in addition to Board members and Cabinet.  Persons interested in making public comments must sign up to speak at the Educational Services Facility (ESF), 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. If you have signed up to speak and there are no available seats inside the Board Room, you will be asked to wait outside and will be brought in at the appropriate time.

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The School Board of Brevard County held its Organizational and Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Thursday, November 5, 2020 edition of The Eagle.  An affidavit of publication may be found in the Board Office.  

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A-1. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Superintendent Mullins presided over the meeting until the election of a Chairman.  He called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.

A-2. Oath of Office
2. Oath of Office

The honorable Judge Charles Crawford administered the Oath of Office to returning Board member, Matthew Susin, District 4 and former educator Joan Taddie administered the Oath of office to newly elected Board member, Jennifer Jenkins, District 3.  Both Mrs. Jenkins and Mr. Susin were given time following the Oath to provide remarks.

A-3. Roll Call
3. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Jennifer Jenkins, Matthew Susin and Katye Campbell

A-4. Invocation
4. Moment of Silence

Superintendent Mullins asked for the Board and viewing audience to join him in a moment of silent reflection.

A-5. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Pledge of Allegiance

Dr. Mullins led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A-6. Organization of the Board
I. Superintendent Presiding
6. Election of School Board Chairman

After nominations were closed, Superintendent Dr. Mullins called for a vote for Misty Belford who was selected unanimously.  

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Chairman Belford presided over the meeting from this point forward.

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Motion
Approve the motion to close the nominations for School Board Chairman.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Misty Belford
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
II. Chairman Presiding
7. Election of School Board Vice Chairman

Mrs. Belford nominated Katye Campbell as Vice-Chairman and Ms. McDougall nominated Matt Susin as Vice-Chairman.  Following the motion and approval to close the nominations, Dr. Mullins called for a vote of Katye Campbell.  The action failed two to three with Ms. Campbell and Ms. Belford being "Aye" votes.  Dr. Mullins called for a vote of Matt Susin being named Vice-Chairman of the School Board and it passed unanimously.  Matt Susin was named Vice-Chairman of the 2021 School Board.

Motion
Close the nominations for Vice-Chairman of the School Board of Brevard.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
8. Designate Dates, Times, and Locations of School Board Meetings with Exceptions
Board Approved Meeting Dates 2021.pdf
Motion
Approve the Superintendent's recommendation for the Board to adopt the dates, times and place for the 2021 School Board meetings.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
III. Chairman Appointments of Board Representatives
9. Appointment of Board Representatives

Chairman Belford called for a brief recess at 5:55 p.m. due to technical issues.  She resumed at 5:59 p.m. at which point she recessed once again so the time certain leasing corporation could be held. She reconvened the organizational meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Appointments of Board Representatives 

  1. League of Cities Matt Susin (Alternate-Katye Campbell)
  2. Brevard County Values Adjustment Board – MattSusin (Alternate Cheryl McDougall)
  3. FSBA Advocacy Subcommittee: FSBA Legislative Liaison: Federal Relations Subcommittee –Misty Belford (Alternate-Katye Campbell)
  4. FSBA Board of Directors – Katye Campbell (Alternate-Jennifer Jenkins)
  5. Brevard Cultural Alliance – Jennifer Jenkins (Alternate-Cheryl McDougall)
  6. Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition –Misty Belford (Alternate –Matthew Susin)
  7. Brevard Schools Foundation – Jennifer Jenkins (Alternate-Cheryl McDougall)
  8. Choice/Charter School Liaison – Katye Campbell
  9. Capital Outlay Committee - Matt Susin
  10. SIAC Committee–Katye Campbell (Alternate-Matt Susin)
  11. School Health and Safety- Cheryl McDougall
  12. Palm Bay Youth Advisory Board – Katye Campbell (Alternate-Jennifer Jenkins)
  13. AMI Kids – Cheryl McDougall
IV. Board Authorization
10. Board Authorization
Motion
Authorize the Superintendent to have signature facsimiles made of the Chairman and Superintendent to be used for the signing of checks and approve the continued use of the current signature facsimiles for district checks until such time the that the new facsimiles are received.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Matthew Susin
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
V. Recess School Board Meeting - Time Certain Leasing Corp.
11. Recess School Board Meeting - Time Certain for Leasing Corporation Election of Corporation's Election of Officers

Chairman Belford recessed the meeting at: 5:59 p.m. to begin the time certain Leasing Corporation meeting at 6:00 p.m.

She reconved the School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

A-7. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
12. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Board members and Dr. Mullins provided recognition to various students, staff, community partnerships as well as programs and commented on the positive impact each had on Brevard Public Schools.

 

Each Board member expressed gratitude to the public for passing the extension of the half-cent sales surtax.

A-8. Adoption of Agenda
13. Adoption of Agenda
Motion
Adopt the November 17, 2020 School Board Meeting Agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A-9. Administrative Staff Recommendations
14. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Mary Helen King from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary, effective November 15, 2020. Accept the retirement of Helen V. Rowland from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, effective January 4, 2021. Accept the resignation of Susan Mulchrone from the position of Principal at Oak Park Elementary, effective November 13, 2020. Accept the resignation of Heather L. Holden from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School, effective November 9, 2020. Accept the retirement of Randy George from the position of Director of Management Information Systems, effective April 30, 2021. The reclassification/transfer of Christina M. Johnson from the position of Literacy Coach at Jefferson Middle School to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Challenger 7 Elementary School, on annual contract, effective November 19, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 22 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The reclassification/transfer of Stephen B. Link from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Viera High School to the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, on annual contract, effective January 5, 2021. Annual salary based on grade 24 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program. The appointment of Paige E. McMahon to the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Southwest Middle School, on annual contract, effective November 30, 2020. Annual salary based on grade 23 of the Nonbargaining Salary Administration Program.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
B. Secondary Leading and Learning
15. 2020 Florida History Teacher of the Year

Dr. Mullins introduced Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading and Learning.  Dr. Soliven provided introductory remarks about Ms. Jennifer Jolley being named the 2020 Florida History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrmn Institute of American History and about the award itself.  Dr. Soliven introduced Kimberly Garton, Secondary Social Studies Resource Teacher, who also provided remarks about Ms. Jolly and the award.  Ms. Jolly was presented flowers, a plaque and a gift certificate.

C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
E. Public Discussion
16. Public Comments

Speakers were reminded that each would have three minutes in which to make comments and of the decorum expected while speaking.

Speakers in order of comments:

  1. Marina Nardelli - All County Band Auditions
  2. Kyle Savage - Teachers
  3. Anthony Colucci - Reinstatement of Harry T and Harriet V. Moore
  4. Ashley Hall - Unmasking Our Children
  5. Annette Shuntich - COVID Killing Air Purifier
F. Consent
F. Board Office/Superintendent
17. Meeting Minutes
2020-1027 SB Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf
2020-1027 Policy Work Session and Workshop Draft Minutes.pdf
F. Financial Services
18. Investment Performance Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 2020
Brevard Board Report 3Q20 FINAL.pdf
19. Property Disposal
Board Report 11-17-20.pdf
Board Report Letters 11-17-2020.pdf
F. Human Resources
20. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 11-17-20.pdf
21. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 11-17-20.pdf
22. Job Description: Associate - Technology Network Support
9720_TECH ASSOC_C2023_Clean.pdf
9720_TECH ASSOC_C2023_Draft.pdf
JD Authorization Form-TechAssociateRC BT 2020.10.15.pdf
23. Job Description: Specialist - Work-Based Learning
92XX_SPEC-WB LERN_CXXXX_Draft.pdf
JD Authorization Form_Specialist - WB Learning 2020.10.28 BT.pdf
F. Labor Relations
24. Critical Teacher Shortage Subject Areas 2020-21
2020-21 Critical Shortage Areas.pdf
F. Career & Technical Education
25. 2020-21 Carl D. Perkins Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Grant Application
F. Student Services
26. Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update 2019-2020
Brevard Public Schools Equity Report 2019-2020.pdf
F. Project Management
27. Titusville High School - Facility Renewal - Design Services - SALES SURTAX
Titusville Design Attachments.pdf
28. Central Area Transportation - Facility Renewal - SALES SURTAX
Central (520) Bus Compound GMP Attachments.pdf
29. Plant Operations & Maintenance Fuel Tank Replacement - Close Out
OEF.pdf
30. Central Middle School Technology & Facility Renewal - Close Out
CMS OEF 209 201023.pdf
31. 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 District Facilities Work Program
2020-21 to 2024-25 District Facilities Work Program.pdf
32. Educational Facilities Impact Fee Allocation QE September 30, 2020
impact-fee-benefit-district-advisory-committee-recommendations-2020-10-23.pdf
F. Approval of Consent
33. Approval of Consent
Motion
Approve the November 17, 2020 Consent Agenda with the exception of those items pulled for discussion.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Action
G. Purchasing & Warehouse
34. Procurement Solicitations
a - ITB 21-064-B-JE - Herbicides, Pesticides, and Fertilizers.pdf
b - PB 21-234-PB-JW - HVAC Filters and Frames.pdf
c - RFQ 20-628-Q-DR - Cont Contract for Geotechical Mtl Testing Svcs.pdf
d - SC 20-734-SC-NC-A1 - Motor Vehicles.pdf
Motion
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 21-064-B-JE - Herbicides, Pesticides, and Fertilizers - Facilities Services - $Various - Operating Other Approve the Piggy Back (PB) below: b) PB 21-234-PB-JW - HVAC Filters and Frames - Facilities Services - $100,000.00 - Operating Other Approve the Request For Qualfification (RFQ) below: c) RFQ 20-628-Q-DR - Continuing Contract for Geotechnical & Material Testing Services - Facilities Services - $Various Approve the State Contract (SC) purchase below: d) 20-734-SC-NC-A1 - Motor Vehicles - Procurement & Distribution Services - $Various
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Cheryl Mcdougall
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
35. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 21-243-A-JW Space Coast Health Foundation dba Lifetime Counseling Center.pdf
b - 21-256-BW-HD - Heinemann Fountas Pinnel Gr. 1 Complete Guided Reading.pdf
Motion
Approve the Agreement below: a) 21-243-A-JW - Space Coast Health Foundation dba Lifetime Counseling Center - Student Services - $118,080.00 - Operating Categorical b) 21-256-BW-HD - Heinemann, Fountas & Pinnell - Grade 1 Complete Guided Reading - Elementary Leading & Learning - $392,730.00 - Special Revenue
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
H. Information
H. Office of Professional Learning and Development
36. Brevard ASD Add On Program
Brevard ASD Add on Cert.pdf
H. Elementary Leading and Learning
37. Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment
5121 Exe Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (10-28-20).pdf
38. School Improvement Plans
20-21 School ImprovementPlan Roster.pdf
39. 2020-2021 Student Progression Plan for Brevard Public Schools
2020-2021 Student Progression Plan 10-23-2020.pdf
2020-2021 SPP Revisions.pdf
H. Facilities Services
40. Board Policy 6180.01 Allocations and Use of Sales Surtax Contingency
6180.01 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean (10-28-20).pdf
41. Board Policy 6180.02 Allocation and Use of Sales Surtax Revenue in Excess of Estimate
6180.02 Exe. Summary, Current, Redline and Clean (10-28-20).pdf
42. Board Policy 6180.03 Temporary Transfers of Sales Surtax Cash Between Groups
6180.03 Exe. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (10-28-20).pdf
H. Project Management
43. Attendance Boundary Proposals for School Year 2021-2022
Maps and Data-School Year 2021-22 Attendance Boundary Changes.pdf
Quest to Viera Elementary- Letter to Area B.pdf
Pinewood to Mims-School Capacity Availability Determination Letter.pdf
I. Staff Reports
J. Additional Public Presentations (If Required)
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
44. Board Discussion - Mascot Policy and/or Procedure

Mr. Susin expressed concerns about changes to a mascot and wants a process to prevent an individual group from bringing recommendations forward.  He believes that a threshold needs to be considered.

The consensus of the Board was to have further discussion at a later workshop, although Ms. McDougall stated that it should driven from the school level, not that of the Board.  Ms. Belford stated she felt it was difficult to grasp just exactly what it is that Mr. Susin wants, but is not opposed to having a conversation.  She too agreed with Ms. McDougall that it should be a school decision, not a Board decision.

Mr. Gibbs will work with Mr. Susin on his language intent.

Additional discussion ensued on topics regarding adding a supplemental piece to the curriculum on Harry T. and Harriet Moore.  Ms. Belford provided some legislative updates. 

 

 

L. Superintendent's Report
45. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Mullins had nothing further to add.

M. Adjournment
46. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 7:46 p.m.

For further details of this meeting, please refer to the online video found 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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