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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Miami, Florida

OFFICIAL AGENDA

MARCH 15, 2017 REGULAR BOARD MEETING 11:00 A. M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*
(Following the conclusion of the regular agenda, but no later than approximately 6:30 P.M.)

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING, should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 158, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017.

Speakers Supplemental List will generally be posted on Tuesday PM or Wednesday AM prior to the meeting. To view a history of the changes to the Agenda click here.

* The public hearing shall begin no later than approximately 6:30 p.m. The Chair may begin calling speakers who are present immediately following the conclusion of the regular agenda. The public hearing shall not conclude before 4:30 p.m., unless all of the speakers signed up to speak are present and have been given the opportunity to speak.

Citizens who wish to speak on matters not on the agenda, or on agenda items that appear on the consent agenda, will be heard at the public hearing. The total time allotted for the public hearing shall not exceed one and one-half hours.

Pursuant to Board Policy 0169.1, a person not scheduled in advance to speak on a non-agenda topic must submit, either before or during the regularly scheduled meeting, a written request to the Chair. Board members present at the meeting must vote by a majority for the person to be heard.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, seeks public input and participation. However, the public purpose is not served when citizens become disorderly or disrupt the meeting. Accordingly, the Chair may order the removal from any School Board meeting of any person interfering with the expeditious or orderly process of the meeting provided the Chair has first issued a warning that continued interference with the orderly processes of the meeting will result in removal. Any law enforcement authority or a sergeant-at-arms designated by Chair shall remove any person ordered removed pursuant to this section §1001.372 (3), Fla.Stat.
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11:00 A. M.

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

Pursuant to its Policies, proposed Board member resolutions, endorsements, and proclamations will be presented at 11:00 a.m. Upon vote being taken, the Board will recess to present the approved resolutions, endorsements, and proclamations, to which all persons are invited. The Superintendent's Special Orders shall follow the Board Member presentations.

The Board will then reconvene the regular public meeting, including other hearings, in accordance with Policies of the Board, at 1:00 p.m.

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Board Member Announcements *
  • Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)

B-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-032 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. ANNIE FARRELL, OF CORAL GABLES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL WINNER OF THE PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL 2017 SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No.17-032 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Annie Farrell, of Coral Gables Senior High School, Florida high school winner of the Prudential Financial 2017 Spirit of Community Award.

B-5 REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-027 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA, HONORING ST. ARTHUR’S LODGE #488 (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-027 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida honoring St. Arthur’s Lodge #488.

B-6 REQUEST THE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-028 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA, HONORING THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (revised)

PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 17-028 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida honoring the 90th anniversary of Booker T. Washington Senior High School.

B-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-033 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. PABLO G. ORTIZ (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No., 17-033 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz.

B-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-024 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROCLAIMING APRIL 2017 AS CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-024 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2017 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

B-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-029 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE EDGE FOUNDATION (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-029 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The EDGE Foundation for their efforts and advocacy on behalf of women, children and families.

B-11 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-025 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT CLASS OF 2017 WILSON SCHOLARS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-025 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Class of 2017 Wilson Scholars.

B-12 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-031 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARCH AS NATIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS MONTH (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-031 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing School Social Workers and March as National Social Workers Month.

B-13 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-030 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MR. ROY RIPAK (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-030 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mr. Roy Ripak for his outstanding contributions to community well-being.

B-14 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-026 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST TO BE APRIL 24 THROUGH APRIL 28, 2017 INCLUDING THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE KNOWN AS YOM HASHOAH, APRIL 24, 2017, TO BE OBSERVED IN ALL OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-026 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust to be April 24 through April 28, 2017 including the Day of Remembrance known as Yom Hashoah, April 24, 2017, to be observed in all of Miami-Dade County’s public schools.

B-15 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. LILLIAN RIVERA (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-036 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Lillian Rivera.

B-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING BETTY FONSECA, OF SOUTH MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, NATIONAL FINALIST IN THE 2017 DOODLE 4 GOOGLE CONTEST

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution recognizing Betty Fonseca, of South Miami Senior High School, national finalist in the 2017 Doodle 4 Google contest.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

  • Charles R. Drew K-8 Center Drumline

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • February 2 and March 2, 2017

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • February 15, 2017 School Board Meeting

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Board Member Announcements *
  • Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)

(* ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE HEARD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE “H” ITEMS)

SUPERINTENDENT’S SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS (11:00 A.M.)

A., C. THROUGH G. ADMINISTRATION'S NEW BUSINESS ITEMS AND SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY'S ITEMS

A. SUPERINTENDENT'S PRIORITY ITEMS (ITEMS WILL BE HEARD AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M.)

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

E. INNOVATION GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Proposed Board Member Initiatives
  • Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Correspondence, Reports and Other Information (Pre-Taped Items)

REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING SPEAKERS AND/OR SPEAKERS TO CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE HEARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BOARD POLICY.

THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BEGIN NO LATER THAN APPROXIMATELY 6:30 P.M. THE CHAIR MAY BEGIN CALLING SPEAKERS WHO ARE PRESENT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE REGULAR AGENDA. THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL NOT CONCLUDE BEFORE 4:30 P.M., UNLESS ALL OF THE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ARE PRESENT AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

A-1 SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATIONAL REPORTS TO THE BOARD ON SELECTED TOPICS (revised)
  • 2016-2017 Office Employee of the Year
  • 2016-2017 Paraprofessional/School Support Personnel of the Year
  • Digital Citizenship Video Contest
  • Career and Technical Programs’ Report
  • 2017 Magnet Schools of America Recognition

A-2 EXPLORE THE CREATION OF STUDENT TRAUMA SUPPORT MECHANISMS TO PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC AND COUNSELING SERVICES TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE OR WHO HAVE BEEN WITNESSES TO VIOLENCE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the Superintendent’s exploration of the establishment of student trauma support mechanisms to provide therapeutic and counseling services to students who have been victims of violence or who have been witnesses to violence.

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Board Member Announcements *
  • Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)

(*ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE HEARD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE “H” ITEMS)

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS FROM JANUARY 27, 2017 THROUGH FEBRUARY 16, 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the Personnel Action Listing 1093 for Instructional and Non-Instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations from January 27, 2017 through February 16, 2017.

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS, LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUSTMENT OF COMPENSATION OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2016-2017 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, lateral transfers to be effective March 16, 2017, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the item and authorize compensation adjustments upon appointment and thereafter as stipulated in this item.

D-55 1) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION- SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL
(revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Superintendent’s recommendation for:

1) That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Superintendent's recommendation for disciplinary action, which has been agreed to in the following manner:
A) Mr. Marco A. Aguero, Teacher, Greynolds Park Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) workdays, effective March 16, 2017.
B) Mr. David A. Dooley, Custodian, Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center, suspension without pay for seven (7) calendar days, effective March 16, 2017
C) Ms. Karmen Duran, Teacher, South Dade Senior High School, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) workdays, effective March 16, 2017.
D) Mr. Bernard Hope, Custodian, Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective March 16, 2017.
E) Mr. Ryan S. Raposo, Teacher, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, suspension without pay for ten (10) workdays,
effective March 16, 2017.

2) That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Superintendent's recommendation for disciplinary action, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing or grievance/arbitration proceeding, if requested, in the following manner:
A) Mr. Rodolfo Leal, Teacher, Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal
proceedings, effective March 16, 2017.
B) Dr. Elton L. Lewis, Teacher, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective March 16, 2017.

D-67 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACT AND TWO AMENDED CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

A. approve one (1) charter school contract for Advanced Learning Charter School, Inc., d/b/a HIVE Preparatory Academy-Riverside for a five (5) year term, commencing with the 2018-2019 school year (2016 and 2017 as planning years) and ending on June 30, 2021; and,

B. approve two (2) amended charter school contracts for:

1. United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter School, Inc. d/b/a Early Beginnings Academy (MSID 4070) to add United Community Options of South Florida Charter Schools as a d/b/a to the legal entity name of United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter School, Inc.; and,

2. BridgePrep Academy, Inc., d/b/a BridgePrep Academy of Greater Miami (MSID 2013) to (i) add a location at 18801 NE 22 Ave., Miami, FL 33180 (Folio No. 30-2003-000-0170), for one (1) year commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018; (ii) include language pertaining to private school prohibitions in the following sections: good cause, enrollment and employment; (iii) increase enrollment capacity from 550 students to 850 students for the 2017-2018 school year only; (iv) require payment of an administrative fee for the second campus to account for additional district oversight and monitoring; and, (v) require each campus to maintain documentation of daily attendance.

C. approve a Reduction-in-Force/Layoff as needed, only to the extent described in this item as Total Initial Loss, in accordance with School Board Policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

D-68 PROPOSED NAMING OF NEW K-8 SCHOOL LOCATED AT N.W. 90 STREET AND N.W. 114 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33178; PROJECT NUMBER 014393900 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida,

1. approve the naming of the New K-8 School located at N.W. 90 Street and N.W. 114 Avenue (Project 01439300), located in the Central Region, Dr. Toni Bilbao Preparatory Academy.

D-70 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS TO TRAVEL OUT-OF-COUNTRY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the out-of-country field trip to: Florence, Rome and Venice, Italy for the students at North Miami Beach Senior High School.

E. INNOVATION, GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING JANUARY 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending January 2017.

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report – Selected Schools/Centers.

E-87 REVIEW OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 57 OF 126 CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THREE COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2016 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements for 57 of 126 Charter Schools And Three Community Based Organizations Operating During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016.

E-88 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – AUDIT OF YEAR END INVENTORIES – JUNE 30, 2016 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report – Audit of Year End Inventories – June 30, 2016

E-89 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – AUDIT OF ESE & RISK BENEFITS (IDEA & HIPAA) COMPLIANCE (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report – Audit of ESE & Risk Benefits (IDEA & HIPAA) Compliance

E-141 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-026-AC – HEALTHY VENDING PROGRAM

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. AWARD Invitation To Bid No. ITB-16-026-AC - HEALTHY VENDING PROGRAM, to establish a revenue generating contract, to provide healthy snack and beverage vending machines, for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, at school sites and at designated non-school site locations, during the term of the bid, effective April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019, as follows:

PRIMARY

a. BETTOLI TRADING CORPORATION
D.B.A. BETTOLI VENDING
6095 N.W. 167th STREET, UNIT D-4
HIALEAH, FL 33015
OWNER: MAURIZIO BETTOLI, PRESIDENT

b. RIGHT CHOICE VENDING/COFFEE, LLC
1440 SW 31ST STREET
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA 33069
OWNER/OFFICER: NICHOLAS DEPASQUALE, AUTHORIZED MEMBER

ALTERNATE

c. BETTOLI TRADING CORPORATION
D.B.A. BETTOLI VENDING
6095 N.W. 167th STREET, UNIT D-4
HIALEAH, FL 33015
OWNER: MAURIZIO BETTOLI, PRESIDENT

d. RIGHT CHOICE VENDING /COFFEE, LLC
1440 SW 31ST STREET
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA 33069
OWNER/OFFICER: NICHOLAS DEPASQUALE, AUTHORIZED MEMBER

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to award the contract to the vendors offering the highest student access and non-student access, as may be required of healthy vending services, for the initial contract term, and for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s).

E-144 REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-15-090-DW – IT HARDWARE EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES, PERIPHERALS & INSTALLATION SERVICE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Invitation To Bid No. ITB-15-090-DW – It Hardware Equipment, Accessories, Peripherals & Installation Service, to permit rebidding.

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS/DONATIONS FOR FOUR PROGRAMS FROM MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANT (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

1. accept two grant awards and two donations for four programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education for funding under The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, in the approximate amount of $1,513,354, for the grant period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017;

b. Florida Department of Education for funding under the Students Attired for Education (SAFE) Act Incentive Fund, in the approximate amount of $2,082,890, for the grant period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017;

c. Sunset Elementary Parent Teacher Association for funding under the Sunset Elementary School Physical Education Playfield Program, in the approximate amount of $100,000, for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017; and

d. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Florida Foundation at the Miami Foundation for funding under the Sunset Elementary School Physical Education Playfield Program, in the approximate amount of $100,000, for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

2. enter into contractual services agreements with the agency prescribed in the grant, with whom the School Board must contract, pursuant to Board Policy 6320 - Purchase Approval and Competitive Bidding Process Requirements;

3. extend these programs and contractual agreements as authorized through official notification from the granting agency in order to complete the goals of the program;

4. retain funds from the grant in an amount not to exceed the annually negotiated indirect cost rate, as allowed and approved by the Florida Department of Education;

5. direct Financial Services to establish appropriations in the amounts approved or as amended by the granting agency; such appropriations to be reported periodically to the Board;

6. authorize travel out-of-state as required by the grant parameters; and

7. eliminate any grant-funded position upon cessation of the grant funds, and place the impacted employee(s) on the Personnel Action Listing of Instructional and Non-Instructional Appointments, Reassignments, Leaves and Separations for the relevant period.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

F-1 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1) EXECUTE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) BY AND AMONG CENTURY HOMEBUILDERS GROUP, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“APPLICANT”), THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN CONNECTION WITH CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 122-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED AT S.W. 92 AVENUE AND S.W. 4 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS;

2) EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT; AND

3) GRANT OR DENY ANY APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ISSUANCE OF REPORTS AND RELEASES, AND PLACING THE APPLICANT IN DEFAULT, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

1) execute a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement (“Agreement”) by and among Century Homebuilders Group, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Applicant”), the School Board, and Miami-Dade County, in connection with construction of a new 122-unit residential development, located at S.W. 92 Avenue and S.W. 4 Street, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, providing for monetary proportionate share mitigation pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement For Public School Facility Planning Between Miami-Dade County And Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

2) execute any other documentation that may be required to effectuate implementation of the Agreement; and

3) grant or deny any approvals required under the Agreement, including, without limitation, issuance of Reports and Releases, and placing the Applicant in default, as may be applicable.

F-2 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1) EXECUTE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG ANGELICA BROWN, A SINGLE WOMAN AND ORLANDO FERNANDEZ, A SINGLE MAN (COLLECTIVELY, THE “APPLICANT”), THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN CONNECTION WITH A 20-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT S.W. 224 STREET AND S.W. 125 AVENUE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND

2) EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT; AND

3) GRANT OR DENY ANY APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ISSUANCE OF REPORTS AND RELEASES, AND PLACING THE APPLICANT IN DEFAULT, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

1) execute a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement by and among Angelica Brown, a single woman and Orlando Fernandez, a single man (collectively, the “Applicant”), the School Board, and Miami-Dade County, in connection with a 20-unit residential development located at S.W. 224 Street and S.W. 125 Avenue, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, as provided under the Interlocal Agreement For Public School Facility Planning Between Miami-Dade County And Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and

2) execute any other documentation that may be required to effectuate implementation of the Agreement; and

3) grant or deny any approvals required under the Agreement, including, without limitation, issuance of Reports and Releases, and placing the Applicant in default, as may be applicable.

F-26 COMMISSIONING OF SILVA ARCHITECTS, L.L.C., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD (SHELTERED MARKET SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED, PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAMMING AND MASTER PLAN), FOR RENOVATIONS AND P.E. SHELTER REPLACEMENT (PHASE I) AT M. A. MILAM K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 6020 W. 16 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33012, PROJECT NUMBER 01423600

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Silva Architects, L.L.C., as Architect/Engineer of Record to provide Part 1 Services (programming and master plan) for Renovations and P.E. Shelter Replacement (Phase I) at M. A. Milam K-8 Center, located at 6020 W. 16 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012, Project Number 01423600, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $19,000 for Part 1 services; and

2) Supporting services and fees, project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-27 COMMISSIONING OF M.A.C. CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND P.E. SHELTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT (PHASE I) AT M. A. MILAM K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 6020 W. 16 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33012, PROJECT NUMBER 01423600

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission M.A.C. Construction, Inc., as the Construction Management at-Risk firm (Sheltered Market - Small Business Enterprise) for General Obligation Bond-funded Renovations and P. E. Shelter Replacement Project (Phase I) at M. A. Milam K-8 Center, located at 6020 W. 16 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012, Project Number 01423600, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $37,000 for CMR Pre-Construction Services and; and

2) Project scope, support fee of $4,100 during programming, and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-28 1. COMMISSIONING OF HKS ARCHITECTS, INC. AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD (A/E) FOR A NEW SMALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROTOTYPE (PART 1 SERVICES) FOR MARINE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MAST) AT FIU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS (PHASE I), PROJECT NUMBER 01654500; AND

2. AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXECUTE A SITE ACCESS AGREEMENT WITH FIU TO PROVIDE FOR THE BOARD, ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES, TO ACCESS DESIGNATED PORTIONS OF THE FIU BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 3000 N.E. 151 STREET, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO CONDUCT DUE DILIGENCE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE PROJECT

RECOMMENDED: 1. That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission HKS Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record to provide Part 1 Services (programming and master plan) for new Small Senior High School Prototype (Part 1 Services) for Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) at FIU Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus, located in North Miami, Florida 33181, Project Number 01654500, as follows:

a) a lump sum fee of $24,000 for Part 1; and

b) Supporting services and fees, project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

2. Authorize the superintendent to execute a site access agreement with FIU to provide for the Board, its agents, employees and representatives to access designated portions of the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, located at 3000 N.E. 151 street, North Miami, Florida, to conduct due diligence activities related to the project.

F-29 1. AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND THE AGREEMENT WITH DESIGN2FORM, L.L.C., AS AN ARCHITECTURAL/ ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT, SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $1,000,000 EACH, BY ADDING BASULTO & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS AN ADDITIONAL MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SUB-CONSULTANT FOR THE REMAINING TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

2. AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND THE AGREEMENT WITH SCHINDLER ARCHITECTS, INC., AS AN ARCHITECTURAL/ ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT, MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $200,000 EACH, TO REPLACE THE RC GROUP, INC., WITH LOUIS J. AGUIRRE & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SUB-CONSULTANT FOR THE REMAINING TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. authorize an amendment to the Agreement with Design2Form, L.L.C., as an Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant, Small Business Enterprise, for Miscellaneous Projects up to $1,000,000 each, by adding Basulto & Associates, Inc., as an additional Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Sub-consultant, for the remaining term of the Agreement and with all other terms and conditions of the Agreement to remain unchanged

2. authorize an amendment to the Agreement with Schindler Architects, Inc., as an Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant, Micro Business Enterprise, for Miscellaneous Projects up to $200,000 each, to replace The RC Group, Inc., with Louis J. Aguirre & Associates, Inc., as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Sub-consultant, for the remaining term of the Agreement, and with all other terms and conditions of the Agreement to remain unchanged.

F-31 AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND THE AGREEMENT WITH PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC., FOR GEOTECHNICAL, MATERIALS TESTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES, TO REPLACE THE PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE REMAINING TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize an amendment to the Agreement with Professional Service Industries, Inc., for Geotechnical, Materials Testing and Environmental Assessment Services, to replace John Pulsifer the Principal in Article II, paragraph B of the Agreement with Juan D Villegas responsible to the Board for the remaining term of the Agreement. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement will remain unchanged.

F-40 CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, confirm or approve:

B-1. Change Order No. 3 on Project Number 01329500, General Obligation Bond funded school replacement, Bunche Park Elementary for an additional cost of $39,535.71

B-2. Change Order No. 5 on Project Number 01138500, General Obligation Bond funded school replacement, Frederick Douglass Elementary for an additional cost of $41,578.82

B-3. Final Change Order, Change Order Number 4 on Project Number A01018, State School "LLL" school replacement, for a credit of $438,019.62

B-4. Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01439300, General Obligation Bond funded, New K-8 Center in Doral (Phase 1) for an additional cost of $68,392.17

F-49 AWARD TO MEXAL CORPORATION. (withdrawn)
JOB ORDER FOR ALL REGIONS OF THE M-DCPS MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
CONTRACT # JOC17O-A1

AWARD TO UNITECH BUILDERS CORPORATION
JOB ORDER FOR ALL REGIONS OF THE M-DCPS MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
CONTRACT # JOC17O-A1

AWARD TO GEC ASSOCIATES, INC.
JOB ORDER FOR ALL REGIONS OF THE M-DCPS MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
CONTRACT # JOC17O-A2

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award for Facilities Operations, Maintenance, on the basis of the weighted factor to the low bidders as follows:

Contract/Project No. JOC17O-A1 on the basis of the weighted factor of 0.8000 to the low bidder:

Mexal Corporation
7424 SW 48th Street
Miami, FL 33155

Contract/Project No. JOC17O-A1 on the basis of the weighted factor of 0.8112 to the low bidder:

Unitech Builders Corporation
16115 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 23
Miami, FL 33177

Contract/Project No. JOC17O-A2 on the basis of the weighted factor of 0.8049 to the low bidder:

GEC Associates, Inc.
9487 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33172

F-80 AUTHORIZATION TO APPROVE THE PREQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. Approve the five (5) delineated applications for contractor prequalification for a period of one (1) year

2. Approve the Single Bid Limit increase for Team Contracting, Inc. from $3,923,441 to $12,000,000

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 8475, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING OF VENDORS, INDIVIDUALS, OR ENTITIES UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD; 7540.02, DISTRICT WEB PAGE; 7540.04, STAFF RESPONSIBLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND DISTRICT NETWORK SYSTEMS, 7540.05, STAFF ELECTRONIC MAIL; BYLAWS 0167.1, USE OF ELECTRONIC MAIL; AND 0171 REVIEW OF POLICY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the proposed amendments to Board policies 8475, Criminal Background Screening of Vendors, Individuals, or Entities Under Contract with the School Board; 7540.02, District Web Page; 7540.04, Staff Responsible Use of Technology, Social Media, and District Network Systems; 7540.05, Staff Electronic Mail; Bylaws 0167.1; Use of Electronic Mail; and 0171, Review of Policy, and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective March 15, 2017.

G-2 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 2215, PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION; 2260.01, SECTION 504 PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES; 5465, GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) TESTS; 8330, STUDENT RECORDS; AND TO PROMULGATE NEW POLICY 2370.01, VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the proposed amendments to Board policies 2215, Program of Instruction; 2260.01, Section 504 Procedures for Students with Disabilities; 5465, General Education Development (GED) Tests; 8330, Student Records; and new Policy 2370.01, Virtual Instruction, and authorize the Superintendent to file the new and amended policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective March 15, 2017.

G-3 FINAL READING: PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF NEW POLICY 6605, CROWDFUNDING, AND AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 9700, RELATIONS WITH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS; 5830, STUDENT FUNDRAISING; 2430.01, SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS; 2431, INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS; 7540.03, STUDENT RESPONSIBLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND DISTRICT NETWORK SYSTEMS; 8810, THE AMERICAN FLAG; AND 5771, SEARCH AND SEIZURE (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt new Policy 6605, Crowdfunding, and the amendments to Board Policies 9700, Relations with Special Interest Groups; 5830, Student Fundraising; 2430.01, School Volunteers; 2431, Interscholastic Athletics; 7540.03, Student Responsible Use of Technology, Social Media, and District Network Systems; 8810, The American Flag; and 5771, Search and Seizure, and authorize the Superintendent to file the new and amended policies with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective March 15, 2017.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 SUPPORT FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INITIATIVES

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. reaffirm its support of teacher recruitment and retention initiatives as outlined in the 2017 State Legislative Package, the 2017 Florida Governor’s Recommended Budget, and the Superintendent’s Agenda Item A-2, Board meeting of January 25, 2017; and

2. direct the Superintendent to develop and present recommendations to the Board on ways to improve teacher recruitment and retention no later than May 31, 2017.

H-4 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF APRIL 23-29, 2017 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK AND APRIL26, 2017 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the endorsement of April 23-29, 2017 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 26, 2017 as Administrative Professionals Day.

H-5 REQUEST THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO RECOGNIZE APRIL 2017 AS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize April 2017 as National Autism Awareness Month.

H-6 BOARD CHAIR APPOINTMENTS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking to incorporate a process in Bylaw 0153 in which the Board Clerk would maintain an accessible list of the Board Chair’s appointments.

H-7 CONTINUED ADVOCACY AND PROTECTIONS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT STUDENTS FROM FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida reaffirm the Board’s and Superintendent’s work over the last several years, advocating for the rights of undocumented students and their families and request that the Superintendent, with the assistance of the School Board Attorney:

1. continue to ensure that the District and all school sites are safe havens for all students, particularly undocumented children, whose immigration status or that of their parents’ makes them uniquely vulnerable, and

2. review current local, state, and federal policies and protocols pertaining to immigration and law enforcement authorities on school grounds to ascertain what additional actions, if any, the District may advocate for at all levels of government to safeguard undocumented immigrant students’ right to a free public education, and

3. continue to distribute guidelines to parents, students, and employees, by appropriate means of communication, and

4. collaborate with community organizations on joint advocacy efforts.

H-8 PURPOSE OF THE ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, engage the assistance of the Ethics Advisory Committee if necessary and warranted.

H-9 INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD (IWB) TECHNOLOGY (revised 3)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, requests that the Superintendent:

1. explore and identify strategies for expediting the repair or replacement process of non-functioning interactive whiteboard systems; and,

2. report back to the School Board on or before the July 2017 School Board meeting any recommendations, which may include guidelines of a cost analysis regarding repairs versus replacing interactive whiteboards, and a maximum amount of time teachers should be without the use of interactive boards in their classroom.

H-10 IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, amend its 2017 State Legislative Platform to specifically oppose any legislation that eliminates funding that allows M-DCPS to assist refugee and immigrant students and their families or negatively impacts our students’ ability to obtain an education in Florida.

H-11 SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION CRISIS MANAGEMENT (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida direct the Superintendent to:

1. convene a Task Force comprised of district and school-site administrators, school bus drivers and related transportation supervisors and district staff, AFSCME representatives, parents, and other governmental entities to review and assess the District’s current school bus transportation and crisis management plan; and

2. develop, revise, and/or update the school bus transportation and crisis management plan, as recommended by Task Force as needed; and

3. formulate Board Policy recommendations and/or amendments, if needed; and

4. provide comprehensive training on school bus transportation and crisis management to all school bus drivers and school bus transportation related administrators and staff; and

5. finalize and codify a school bus transportation and crisis management plan, inclusive of related training, prior to the opening of the 2017-2018 school year; and

6. explore contractual requirements for independent contractors that operate bus routes to ensure alignment with district comprehensive training on school bus Transportation and crisis management.

Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

I-1 CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS, AND OTHER INFORMATION

Individual Board members may present correspondence addressed to them, reports from various committees on which they serve as School Board Liaison and other education-related information of interest to the public. This item is pre-taped and will be aired upon conclusion of the Board meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

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