Terms of BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins’ departure to be hammered out

Florida Today | Tyler Vazquez | December 5, 2022

A special meeting was scheduled this week for Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. in the Brevard Public Schools board room at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. On the agenda for the meeting is only one item: the separation agreement between Mullins and the district.

Mullins’¬†career with Brevard Public Schools¬†began in 1994. Starting as a math teacher at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, he rose through the ranks as an assistant principal of Southwest Middle School and Palm Bay High School and then the principal of the now closed Clearlake Middle School. For six years, he oversaw the 29 schools and principals in the south part of the county as an area superintendent.

He then worked as the Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw the district’s budget and staff for the district’s transportation services, food and nutrition services, purchasing and warehouse services and school security.

The school board unconventionally hired Mullins to succeed former superintendent Desmond Blackburn in 2018 without hiring a search firm to find outside candidates or conducting interviews for any of the 12 applicants before making their decision.

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