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9:00 am

September 26, 2023, Board Policy Work Session
Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Chairman Susin called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present: Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin, Gene Trent, and Megan Wright.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin invited the audience to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Order of Business
Topics
4. Board Policy Review - 8000'S
8000 NEOLA updates since July 2023.pdf
8000 Neola.pdf
8000 Policy Review Board Workshop 09.26.2023.pdf

The Board discussed the 8000 policies.

 


Policy # - Policy Title

  • Comments

 

8100 - Interlocal agreements

  • Ms. Hann recommended removing po7550 and adopting po8100. Ms. Hann recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8141 - Mandatory reporting of misconduct by employees

  • Ms. Hann recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • Ms. Wright recommended clarifying guidelines with staff to avoid reporting misconduct that didn't warrent a DCF call. 

8210 - School calendar

  • Mr. Dufrain recommended leave as is. 
  • Ms. Campbell inquired concerning Memorial Day being clarified in staff calendars. 
  • Ms. Wright recommended that the process of the school calendar being created be shared with the public for understanding and transparency. 

8220 - School day

  • Ms. Wright recommended to stay align with FL Statute we include measurement of minutes. 

8300 - Continuity of organizational operations plan 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended this is not needed as there is a handout that covers this.  

8305 - Information security

  • Mr. Cheatham recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8310 - Public records

  • Mr. Bruhn recommended adopting the NEOLA language and reviewing administrative procedures. 
  • Ms. Wright recommended creating a process that shares with staff and the Board outstanding records request as a routine basis. 

8315 - Information management.

  • Mr. Gibbs recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8320 - Records management

  • Mr. Bruhn stated the language will be updated per the name change. 

8325 - Receipt of legal documents by district employees

  • Mr. Gibbs recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8330 - Student records

  • Mr. Bruhn recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8340 - Letters of reference and disclosure of information regarding former or current employees

  • Mr. Dufrain recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8350 - Confidentiality 

  • Mr. Bruhn recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • Administrative procedure is needed. 

8390 - Animals on district property

  • Ms. Hann recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8400 - Environmental health and safety issues

  • Ms. Hann recommended leave as is.

8405 - School safety and security; threat assessment teams 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • Board recommended this be seen as a priority and be done quickly. 

8406 - Reports of suspicious activity and potential threats to schools, facilities, students and employees

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.

8407 - Safe-school officers 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.

8410 - Crisis event intervention and response

  • Ms. Dampier recommended leave as is.
  • Adminsitrative procedures needs to be updated. 

8410.01 - Critical incident response 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.

8415 - Emergency and crisis management

  • Ms. Hann on behalf of Ms. Lesinski recommended this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8420 - Emergency management, emergency preparedness and emergency response agencies

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.
  • Ms. Campbell recommended bring to review addressing Alyssa's Alert to ensure we are in compliance. 

8420.01 - Lightening safety and outdoor activites

  • Ms. Hann recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8420.02 - Protective facial coverings during a pandemic/epidemic events 

  • Not needed. 

8431 - Preparedness for toxic hazard and abestos hazard

  • Ms. Hann recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8442 - Reporting accidents/incidents 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • Chairman Susin recommended when an injury is inflicted by a student Student Services would follow-up that discipline action is taken.  

8450 - Control of casual-contact communicables diseases

  • Not needed. 

8452 - Automated external defibrillators (AED)

  • The Board recommended all of BPS staff receive AED training. 

8453 - Direct contact communicable diseases

  • Ms. Dampier recommended no changes to poilicy. 
  • Ms. Dampier recommended administrative policy be brought to staff dor review. 

8453.01 - Control of blood-borne pathogens

  • Ms. Hann recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8462 - Student abuse and neglect 

  • Ms. Dampier recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8470 - Community notification of registered sexual predators/sex offenders 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8475 - Criminal background and employment non-district personnel 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is. 

8500 - Food services

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is. 

8510 - Wellness 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is. 

8531 - Free and reduced-price meals 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended not needed. 

8540 - Vending machines

  • Mr. Wilson recommended not needed. 

8550 - Competitive food sales 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended not needed. 

8600 - Transportation 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8600.04 - Bus driver certification 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8604 - School bus driver working hours safety procedures 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is. 

8605 - School bus safety procedures

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is. 

8606 - School bus driver cellular phones use

  • Ms. Campbell recommended bring to staff for review. 

8610 - Transportation route planning 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8625 - Ban on texting while driving 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8640 - Transportation for field and other district-sponsored trips

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.

8645 - Use of school buses 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8651 - Employee transportation 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended leave as is.
  • The Board recommended be sent for review, specifically the section of BPS owned vehicles from NEOLA possibly be included. 

8660 - Transportation by private vehicle 

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8700 - Anti-fraud 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8710 - Insurance 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended leave as is. 

8740 - Bonding 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended leave as is. 

8760 - Student accident insurance 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended leave as is. 

8770 - Joint self-insurance pool 

  • Ms. Lesinski recommended not needed. 

8800 - Religious/patriotic ceremonies and observances 

  • Ms. Dampier recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.

8805 - Model policy on religious expression in public schools 

  • Mr. Rehmer recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • The Board recommended adopting this policy. 

8810 - The American flag

  • Mr. Wilson recommended that this be sent to staff and brought back with recommendations.
  • The Board recommended the flag be present in the front of schools. 

8900 - Printing/copying services 

  • The Board recommended be brought before Dr. Rendell to possibly retract. 

8910 - Publishing standards 

  • The Board recommended be brought before Dr. Rendell to possibly retract. 
Closing Remarks
5. Closing Remarks

No comments made. 

Adjournment
6. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 11:00 am.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

NOTES:  

  • Brevard Public Schools Television (BPS-TV) will broadcast this meeting live on Spectrum cable channel 496.   Board meetings are also available as streaming video on the district web page at www.brevardschools.org and YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/BrevardSchools.   
  • Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting, conference, or seminar should contact Gail Williams, Director, Labor Relations, five days prior to the meeting date.  Ms. Williams may be reached at 321-633-1000, ext. 11265 (voice) or williams.gail@brevardschools.org (email).
  • Individuals or groups may address comments to the School Board during the Rule Development portion of the meeting specific to the policy being discussed.  There will be no other opportunity to public comment during workshops.
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