Educational Services Facility
1:00 p.m.

September 17, 2021 Attorney-Client Session

The Board met in an attorney-client session held on Friday, September 17, 2021.  Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Monday, September 13, 2021 edition of Florida Today.  An affidavit of publication is available in the Board office.

Opening Exercises
1. Meeting Opening

At 1:00 p.m., Chair Misty Belford recognized the Board's Attorney, Paul Gibbs.


Mr. Gibbs explained that advice from the Board was needed regarding the pending litgation styled Pablo Burbano vs. The School Board of Brevard County. Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, the session was requested with the Board for the sole purpose of discussing settlement negotiations and strategy in regard to the avove mentioned case. He explained that he asked a court reporter to record the session as is also required by statute. Those notes will be fully transcribed and filed with Pam Escobar as Clerk of the School Board.  Upon conclusion of the litigation, the transcript will be made public.


Chair Belford acknowledged Attorney Gibbs' request and announced the commencement of the session.  She read the names of the persons attending and the estimated length of the session. She recessed the meeting at 1:05 p.m. to  allow time for the Court Reporter to get set up. 

Roll Call
2. Individuals Present

The following individuals were present:

Misty Belford, School Board Chairman, District 1

Matt Susin, School Board Vice-Chair, District 4

Katye Campbell, School Board Member, District 5

Jennifer Jenkins, School Board Member, District 3

Cheryl McDougall, School Board Member, District 2

Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent (sitting in for Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins)

Paul Gibbs and William Rogner, Attorneys

Pledge of Allegiance
Order of Business
3. Strategy Related to Mediation

The Attorney-Client Session was called to order at: 1:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks
4. Adjournment

Chair Belford adjourned the Attorney-Client Session at: 1:11 p.m.

Chairman: _________________________________________
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