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October 27, 2020 Board Workshop (Head Start and Leading and Learning) and Policies Work Session

 Public attendance will be allowed on a first come, first served basis up to thirty (30) persons in addition to board members and staff.  Please be advised that face coverings are required for all attendees. 

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The School Board of Brevard County met for a policies work session and board workshop on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the ESF Board room.  Notice of the policies work session was advertised in the Friday, September 25, 2020 edition of Florida Today and the Thursday, October 15, 2020 edition of the Eagle.  The workshop was advertised in the Thursday, October 15, 2020 edition of  The Eagle.  Affidavits of publication are available in the Board office. 

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Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at: 1:02 p.m.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Members Present:  Misty Belford, Cheryl McDougall, Tina Descovich, Matt Susin and Katye Campbell

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Policy Work Session
4. Board Policy 5121 Controlled Open Enrollment
5121 Exe. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (9-28-20).pdf

Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning  provided the Executive Summary.  Ms. Campbell said the website listed in several places was incorrect.  Ms. Cline stated that she would make sure that was correctly updated.

5. Board Policy 6180.01 Allocations and Use of Sales Surtax Contingency
6180.01 Exec. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline, Clean (9-24-20).pdf

Sue Hann, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services,  provided the executive summary.  Ms. Campbell noted that the word "contingency" was removed from all but one place.  Ms. Hann said she would correct it.  

6. Board Policy 6180.02 Allocation and Use of Sales Surtax Revenue in Excess of Estimate
6180.02 Exe. Summary, Current, Redline and Clean (9-24-20).pdf

Ms. Hann provided the executive summary.  Board members had no corrections or suggestions.

7. Board Policy 6180.03 Temporary Transfers of Sales Surtax Cash Between Groups
6180.03 Exe. Summary, Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (9-24-20).pdf

Ms. Hann provided the executive summary.  Board members had no corrections or suggestions.

Order of Business
8. Head Start Update
October 2020 Final ii.pdf

Jane Cline introduced Dr. Wendy Smith, who provided the presentation to the Board.  Included topics were the: Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Quality Improvement Funding (QI); CARES Funding; Focus Area Two  (FA2) Monitoring Review Update; South Area Head Start and University Park and Educational Consultant.

 

Ms. Descovich thanked Ms. Smith for the work she and her team do.  She appreciates the attention to detail. She said that the programs are run well and the children are thriving. 

 

Ms. Campbell said it was a great use of the Quality Improvement funds. She asked how the number of students we currently have is going to affect our funding. Dr. Smith said that our funding of the grant is not going to be decreased right now. Ms. Campbell asked how the participation has been in the professional development opportunities being offered. Dr. Smith said in the four Fridays it has been offered, there have been 64 participants. 

 

Mr. Susin also thanked Dr. Smith for the great work being done. He stated that the numbers he is seeing for healthcare in our economically disadvantaged areas are alarming. 

 

Ms. Belford asked if there was the possibility of program expansion with the next grant. Dr. Smith said that she can look into it, but when she has reviewed the history, it has always been 624. 

9. Leading and Learning Update
Board Workshop Fall Update SY 21.pdf

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading and Learning and Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, each provided portions of the data presentation. 

 

Board members posed questions and asked for clarification throughout the presentation.

 

Board members asked about parent access to important reports. Dr. Soliven stated that she would meet with her team and get back with the Board.

Closing Remarks
10. Closing Remarks

Ms. Campbell asked about updating policy 8330 as concerns had been shared with her regarding the release of student directory information.  She believed there needed to be some tightening of the release of information.  Board members agreed and Dr. Mullins will work with staff and bring something back to the board. 

Adjournment
11. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at: 3:56 p.m.

Please refer to the published video for further details related to the workshop and work session.

Chairman: _________________________________ Secretary: _________________________________

NOTE:  Public attendance will be on a first come, first served basis allowing for up to 30 attendees in addition to staff and Board members.  Please be reminded that face coverings are required for all attendees.

NOTE:  The meeting will be live streamed through normal BPS channels.

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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