Educational Services Facility
9:00 a.m.

October 19, 2021 Policies Work Session

The School Board of Brevard County met for a Policy Work Session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  The meeting was advertised in the Thursday, October 7, 2021 edition of The Eagle, ad #4936168.  Confirmation of the ad can be found in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Call to Order

Acting Chair Matt Susin called the workshop to order at: 9:01 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

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



Ms. Belford was absent.


Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Acting Chair Susin led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Policy Work Session
4. Policy 2520 - Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials
Policy 2520 with Coverpages to Upload.pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, provided the executive summary.


Ms. Campbell asked why the entire policy is being changed.  Ms. Cline explained that we are now under New World reading initiative so they have been directed to revise the policy to encompass both 2520 and 2521.  They followed NEOLA and they upped the timeline because the New World initiative has to take place by December 31, 2021. Ms. Campbell commented that there is a lot of repetition between 2520 and 2521.


Ms. Campbell stated that  she wants J on old policy put back into K.  Ms. Cline said they can insert J back into the policy.It was finally determined that J would be best added to 2521.


Another question from Ms. Campbell was in L.  She asked what was the meaning of "free instructional materials." Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading and Learning, provided clarification.


On letter N, Ms. Campbell asked if the books are supposed to be delivered to the school or to the home? Ms. Cline said it would be delivered to the home.  The process is still being worked out.



5. Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials / AP2521 New Worlds Reading Initiative
Policy 2521 & ap2521 with Coverpages to Upload.pdf

Ms. Cline provided the executive summary. Board members had few comments regarding this policy.  Ms. Campbell thought that B(1)(f) should be a continuation of B(1)(e).  Ms. Cline said that she will look at it and make the change if needed. 

6. Policy 3220 - Evaluation of Personnel
Policy 3220 with Coverpages to Upload.pdf

Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer, provided the executive summary. 


Ms. Jenkins had a question on the second sentence that begun "District performance evaluation..." She feels like the word "may" should be changed.  Dr. Thedy will look into it.

7. Policy 8141 - Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct by Employees
Policy 8141 with Coverpages For Upload.pdf

Dr. Thedy provided the executive summary.  There were no questions or comments from Board members.

8. Policy 8710 - Insurance
8710 - Policy Package to Upload.pdf

Dr. Thedy provided the executive summary. Ms. Campbell asked for some clarification.

Closing Remarks
9. Closing Remarks/Direction
10. Adjournment

Acting Chair Susin adjourned the work session at: 9:56 p.m.

For further details regarding this meeting, please visit the published video found at: www.brevardschools.org. 

Chairman: _______________________ Secretary: _______________________

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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