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October 12, 2021 Board Workshop (Strategic Plan Review and Rule Development)

The School Board of Brevard County met for a Board Workshop on the Strategic Plan and a Rule Development Workshop on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  Notice of the meetings were advertised in ad #4921161 that appeared in the Thursday, September 30, 2021 edition of The Eagle and ad #4908391 that appeared in the Thursday, September 14, 2021 edition of The Eagle.

Opening Exercises
1. Call to Order

Chairman Misty Belford called the October 12, 2021 Board workshop to order at:1:08 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
4. Strategic Plan Review
SP Board Workshop PP 10.12.21 rln 9.30.pdf
Year End Executive Summary FINAL.pdf
2019-2024 Objectives Profiles Board DRAFT -10.8.21.pdf
2019-2024 Objectives Profiles Board TRACKING DRAFT -10.8.21.pdf

Robin Novelli, Chief Operations Officer, provided information about the Strategic Plan. Board members expressed appreciation for the work that had been put into the strategic plan.  They were appreciative of the team and the fact that it is a "living, breathing" document and not just something that sits on a shelf.

Rule Development (Policy)
5. Board Policy 0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings
0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings - Updated Agenda Package.pdf

Chairman Belford asked twice if there was anyone present to address the revisions to School Board Policy 1069.1 Public Participation at Board meetings?


  • There were no speakers present.


Ms. Campbell asked General Counsel Gibbs to confirm that changes suggested by the Board during Policy Work Session had been made.    Mr. Gibbs affirmed the changes had been made.


Ms. Jenkins does not see the purpose of the cameras being turned off for the speakers addressing non-agenda items. She feels it brings more attention and deviseveness to our community because it looks like we are doing that intentionally to hide something. She doesn't think it would hurt to have documentation. There was no consensus to make any changes.


Mr. Susin wanted to see if the Board would consider making the amount of time given to speakers to agenda items the following:  20 speakers = 3 minutes; 30 speakers = 2 and 40 speakers = 1. There was no consensus to change.  Ms. Campbell stated that there are more effective ways to contact the Board such as email or phone where Board members have opportunity to respond.


Ms. Belford asked if there is flexibility in the policy the way it is currently written to extend the time.  Mr. Gibbs confirmed that the Board has that ability with a vote.  He also said that the policy states that once the cameras go off, no Board business can take place except for the adjournment once the last speaker makes comments and will be so noted in the minutes.


Ms. Campbell clarified that the purpose of limiting time is not to limit persons who speak; but to be respectful of the time for both the community and staff. Mr. Susin asked if amendments could be made to limit pontification of the Board. Ms. Belford said following Robert's Rules will help the Board be more focused.  Ms. Jenkins said that they need to acknowledge that the only time the Board can speak to each other is during the Board meeting. 

6. Board Policy 5112 Entrance Requirements
5112 Entrance Requirements Packet.pdf

Chairman Belford asked twice if there was anyone present to address the revisions to School Board Policy 5122 Entrance Requirements.

  • There were no speakers present.  
Closing Remarks
7. Closing Remarks/Direction

General Counsel notified the Board that in February there is the possibility of over 40 policies for Board consideration in February. It was determined to divide them into two sessions and have the meetings on the off Board meeting Tuesdays.  

8. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 2:02 p.m.

For further details, please refer to the published video found at www.brevardschools.org. 

Secretary: __________________________ Chairman: _________________________

NOTE:  Please be reminded that face coverings are required for all attendees.

NOTE:  Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Tina Snyder, Manager, Professional Standards, five days prior to the meeting date.  Ms. Snyder may be reached at 321-631-1000, ext. 11226 (voice) or snyder.tina@brevardschools.org (email).

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