Student Advisory Council - September 15, 2020

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Student Advisory Council
Regular meeting
September 15, 2020

The 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council (SAC) met in regular session on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in the Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida. Staff Liaison Donhoff called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. Present were Members Ben Hamilton, Edie Pringle, and Aliyah Deimeke. Co-Chairpersons Taylor Batson and Caleb Phillips, and Members Jacob Phillips, Savannah Sevor and Aiden Sperr all participated via communications media technology (telephone), as allowed by Florida Statutes and State emergency orders during COVID-19 pandemic. Co-Chairperson Isaac Gutman and Members Richie Dobbs and Emilee Ellis were absent.

Also in attendance were North Brevard Homeschool Association (NBHSA) and Secretary/Staff Liaisons Jolynn Donhoff and Caitlin Rodriguez.

Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell highlighted key information on Florida Sunshine Laws, board member attendance requirements, and Roberts Rules of Order.



Co-Chairperson Caleb Phillips moved to approve the minutes of the regular Student Advisory Council (SAC) meeting of March 10, 2020 (Prior to COVID-19 pandemic), as submitted. Aiden Sperr seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.  


Welcome 2020-2021 Student Advisory Council (SAC)! – The new council, the North Brevard Home School Association school advisor, and Staff Liaisons took a moment and introduced themselves to one another.

Orientation Packet – City Liaison Donhoff reviewed the Orientation Packet that was mailed to each Council’s home. She highlighted the Scholarship Policy and City Resolution No. 1-2017 that was included in the Orientation Packet.

Council Budget – A budget summary was provided in the Student Advisory Council (SAC) agenda package for informational purposes only. The amounts reflected available funding for projects.

Co-Chairperson C. Phillips inquired on the unauthorized e-mail account charge by Staff Liaison Donhoff advised that in January or February the Student Advisory Council authorized staff to renew the domain rights for the website on GoDaddy. When staff renewed the domain name, an e-mail account was purchased in error. When staff later realized the domain right had not been renewed properly, GoDaddy issued a refund and the domain was renewed through a separate transaction.

2020/2021 Goals/Recommendations – The request was for the Student Advisory Council to formalize 2-4 goals (projects) for the 2020/2021 term, but considering their and their peers health and safety during the pandemic.

Co-Chair Batson advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public schools quarantine that began in March 2020, goals for the 2020/2021 Student Advisory Council were never formalized by the 2019/2020 SAC. Co-Chairperson Batson opened the floor for discussion by the Student Advisory Council on ideas for their goals. 

The staff liaison distributed information from the Florida League of Cities on an upcoming photo contest and highlighted the details that were included in the handout.  

Co-Chairperson C. Phillips and Member Sevors (tentatively) stated that with permission from the Council that they would like to individually participate in the photo contest.

Co-Chairperson C. Philips moved to allow himself and Member Savannah Sevors to participate in the photo contest through the Florida League of Cities. Member Ben Hamilton seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Co-Chairperson C. Phillips moved to table the goals and objectives for the 2020/2021 SAC until the next meeting, to allow members more time to gather ideas of how they would move forward this year. Member Edie Pringle seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.




Action items: None.

Informational Items:

Staff Liaison Donhoff highlighted the Staff Liaison Report, as followed: 

Agendas & Delivery Methods


With no further business to discuss, Member Ben Hamilton moved to adjourn the meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. Member Aliyah Deimeke seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.