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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

NOVEMBER 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 102, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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 FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-105 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CELEBRATING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF DIANDRE INCERA (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-105 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, celebrating the accomplishments of Diandre Incera.

B-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-106 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING AIR BASE K-8 CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AS A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOL (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-106 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Air Base K‑8 Center for International Education for their designation as a Green Ribbon School award recipient by the U.S. Department of Education.

B-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-107 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE LISTENERS/OYENTES PROGRAM (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Listeners/Oyentes Program for over forty years of outstanding commitment to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

B-6 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-110 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MRS. BESSIE LEGRANT (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-110 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Bessie Legrant for her outstanding career as an educator in M-DCPS.

B-7 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-109 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING THE JOSÉ MILTON FOUNDATION (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-109 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring The José Milton Foundation for its contributions to our community.

B-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-108 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. VIRGINIA A. JACK (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No.17-108 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Virginia A. Jacko.

B-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-111 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING ANGELINA GREEN (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-111 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Angelina Green.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Miami Senior High School Flutist

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • October 5, 10, 12, and 26, 2017

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • October 11, 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

NOTE: AGENDA ITEMS E-14, E-15 and E-16 WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE BOARD FOLLOWING THE SECOND BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

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

  • Newly arrived students from hurricane affected areas

A-2 PROVIDE RELIEF TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF IGUALA IN THE COUNTRY OF HONDURAS AND TO OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE CARIBBEAN BASIN IMPACTED BY RECENT NATURAL AND ECONOMIC DISASTERS (revised)

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

1) provide a school bus identified as surplus inventory, as may be available, to the municipality of Iguala, Lempira, Honduras, and

2) provide additional items, such as surplus buses and furniture, to other countries in the Caribbean Basin, as the need arises, with notification to be provided to the Board when such action occurs; and

3) coordinate transport of the donated items with identified willing agencies at no cost to the District.

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

C-2 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE TESTING CALENDAR FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2017-2018 Testing Calendar.

C-100 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5410, STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend Board Policy 5410, Student Progression Plan.

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 1. PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL FROM SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 THROUGH OCTOBER 12, 2017

2. ACCEPTANCE OF DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PROGRAM (DROP) PARTICIPANTS - LISTING 39

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

1. approve the Personnel Action Listing 1101 for Instructional and Non-Instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, separations, retirements and resignations from September 8, 2017 through October 12, 2017.

2. accept the resignations from employment of those Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) participants, included in DROP Listing 39, as of the dates indicated.

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS, LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUSTMENT OF COMPENSATION OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2017-2018 (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, lateral transfers to be effective November 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 the agenda item.

D-22 REQUEST BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL TO CONTRACT PERSONNEL FOR OPEN BUDGETED POSITION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, grant the request by the Inspector General to hire Mr. David Hernandez as OIG Special Agent on a contractual basis.

D-23 APPROVAL OF PERSONAL LEAVE FROM TEACHING DUTIES - DR. MARTIN KARP

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, grant a personal leave of absence from teaching to Dr. Martin Karp for a one-year period, effective November 16, 2017.

D-24 REQUEST APPROVAL OF AMENDED I0 AND G0 SALARY SCHEDULES TO COMPLY WITH NEW STATE MINIMUM WAGE FOR AFFECTED POSITIONS AND PROVIDE SALARY ADJUSTMENTS FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the amended I0 and G0 Salary Schedules to comply with new State minimum wage for affected positions and provide salary adjustments for affected employees effective January 1, 2018.

D-25 REALIGNMENT OF THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That effective November 16, 2017, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the realignment of the Office of Economic Opportunity.

D-26 APPROVE THE 2017-2018 COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS FOR MANAGERIAL EXEMPT PERSONNEL AND CONFIDENTIAL EXEMPT PERSONNEL (good cause)

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

1. Approve a salary adjustment for eligible MEP class employees, effective July 1, 2017, for an average distribution of 2.0% and up to an additional 0.4% be set aside for distribution based on performance, upon completion of the 2016-2017 evaluations.

2. Approve a compensation adjustment of 2.0% for eligible CEP employees, and adjust the salary range accordingly, effective July 1, 2017.

D-27 RATIFCATION OF THE 2017-2020 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUCCESSOR CONTRACT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE UNITED TEACHERS OF DADE (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, ratify the 2017-2020 Tentative Agreement Successor Contract with UTD effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

D-55 1) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION
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 by the employees.

A) Carol Y. Johnson: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Linda Lentin K-8 Center, for three (3) workdays, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 3210.01, Code of Ethics. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), 1012.33, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A- 5.056 and 6A-10.081, FAC.

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.

A) Kamla C. Bhagwandin: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from her position as Teacher at South Dade Middle School, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3121.0-1, Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of All Employees; 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; and 5630, Corporal Punishment and Use of Reasonable Force. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.32, 1012.33, 435.04, 435.06, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A-5.056 and 6A-10.081, FAC.

8) Fannye M. Hills: suspension without pay from her position as Bus Aide at Northeast Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare; 8600, Transportation; and 8670, Post Trip Inspections of School Buses. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), and 44 7 .209, Florida Statutes; and Articles 11 and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

C) Luis F. Salazar: suspension without pay from his position as School Bus Driver at Central West Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare; 8600, Transportation; and 8670, Post Trip Inspections of School Buses. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

D) Ricardo A. Salomon: suspension without pay from his position as School Bus Driver at Southwest Transportation Center, for five (5) calendar days, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8600, Transportation. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

E) Darlene G. Taylor: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from her position as Paraprofessional II at South Dade Middle School, effective November 16, 2017, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4121.01, Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of All Employees; 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 5630, Corporal Punishment and Use of Reasonable Force. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), 1012.32, 1012.40, 435.04, 435.06, and 447.209, Florida Statutes.

D-66 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF FOUR NEW CHARTER APPLICATIONS (revised)

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

A. Approve six new charter school applications and authorize the Superintendent to negotiate a contract reflecting the contents of the applications as approved by the School Board with:

1.      deleted

2.      deleted

3. Doral Academy, Inc., d/b/a Doral School of the Arts (High Performing Replication of Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy, MSID 7009);

4. International Studies Charter High School, Inc., d/b/a International Studies Academy (ISA) High School (High Performing Replication of International Studies Charter High School, MSID 7007);

5. International Studies Charter High School, Inc., d/b/a International Studies Academy (ISA) Middle School (High Performing Replication of International Studies Charter Middle School, MSID 6045); and,

6. Mater Academy, Inc., d/b/a Mater Academy Brickell Preparatory High School.

D-67 EXPULSION AND ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-95 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assigned to an alternative school/program for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2016-2017 school year, the 2017 summer session, and the 2017-2018 school year;

2. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-03 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assigned to an alternative school/program for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2017-2018 school year, the 2018 summer session, and the 2018-2019 school year;

3. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-06 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assigned to an alternative school/program for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2017-2018 school year, the 2018 summer session, and the 2018-2019 school year; and

4. provide educational services in an alternative school/program during the term of the expulsion.

D-68 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS TO LEASE FACILITIES FOR THE 2017-2018 GRADUATION EXERCISES AND TO PAY FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GRADUATION

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

1. enter into contractual agreements with the following sites for graduation rehearsals and exercises, May 30, 2018, through June 7, 2018:

  • Area Stage Company at the Riviera Theater
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • Coral Gables Women’s Club
  • Florida International University Graham Center
  • Florida International University The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
  • Ocean Bank Convocation Center at FIU
  • Olympia Theater
  • James L. Knight Center
  • Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
  • Manuel Artime Theater
  • Miami-Dade County Auditorium
  • Miami Dade College North Campus - Lehman Theater
  • Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center, Barry University
  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
  • University of Miami Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
  • Watsco Center at the University of Miami

2. enter into agreements permitting waiver of the School Board’s traditional termination clause, indemnification and hold harmless clauses with the graduation sites listed above; and

3. authorize payment for charges incurred to lease the facilities and to pay for ancillary services associated with graduation, e.g., stagehands, electricians, ushers, parking and parking attendants, the rental of audio-visual equipment, plants, chairs, pianos, crowd control dividers, and the rental of caps and gowns for District and Region administrators who will attend graduations as platform guests, at a total cost not to exceed $556,600.00.

The appropriation for these items is included in the General Fund of the 2017-2018 Adopted Budget.

D-69 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS TO TRAVEL OUT-OF-COUNTRY (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the out-of-country field trips to:

1. Barcelona and Madrid, Spain for the students at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, Miami Central Senior High School, Young Men’s Preparatory Academy, Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School and Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School;

2. Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Paris, France for the students at Coral Gables Senior High School;

3. Emerald Isle, Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cork, and Kailkenny, Ireland for the students at John A. Ferguson Senior School;

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; and London, England for the students at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School;

5. Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville, Spain for the students at International Studies Preparatory Academy;

6. Athens, Corinth, Olympia, and Delphi, Greece for the students at Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer;

7. Rome and Florence, Italy; Delphi, Igoumenitsa, and Athens, Greece for the students at Miami Beach Senior High School;

8. Madrid, Cordova, and Seville, Spain for the students at Miami Coral Park Senior High School;

9. Paris and Versailles, France for the students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School;

10. Venice, Florence, and Rome, Italy for the students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School;

11. Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi, Greece for the students at South Miami Senior High School;

12. Madrid, Zaragoza, and Barcelona, Spain for the students at Southwest Miami Senior High School.

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

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

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

E-2 NON-EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INVENTORY DELETIONS AND RECOVERIES REPORT FOR JULY, AUGUST and September 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Non-Expendable Personal Property Inventory Deletions and Recoveries Report containing 1,969 deletions with a depreciated cost of $278,591 and 9 recoveries with a depreciated cost of $11,858 to update the records for July, August and September 2017.

E-35 SCHOOL BOARD DESIGNATED BANK DEPOSITORY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the designation of IberiaBank, as a Board-approved depository in accordance with and as provided by law.

E-66 APPROVAL OF PREMIUM EQUIVALENT RATES AND COMPOSITE RATE FOR THE DISTRICT’S SELF INSURED HEALTHCARE PROGRAM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018; AND CONFIRMATION OF COVERAGES AVAILABLE TO MEDICARE ELIGIBLE RETIREES THROUGH THE FLORIDA SCHOOLS RETIREE BENEFITS CONSORTIUM (FSRBC)

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

1. approve the monthly premium equivalent rates for all current benefit eligible full and part time employees, eligible COBRA participants, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents for associations (Managerial Exempt Personnel, Confidential Exempt Personnel) and unions in agreement with plan design and contribution changes for the self-funded medical program administered by Cigna Healthcare effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, which appears on page 3 of the agenda item; and

2. approve the monthly premium equivalent rates for employees hired on and after January 1, 2018, benefit eligible full and part time employees, eligible COBRA participants, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents for associations (Managerial Exempt Personnel, Confidential Exempt Personnel) and unions in agreement with plan design and contribution changes for the self-funded medical program administered by Cigna Healthcare effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, which appears on page 4 of the agenda item; and

3. approve the following composite rate structure for the District’s self-funded healthcare program for calendar year 2018, with the Individual Stop Loss premium’s attachment point of $1,000,000; and

2018

Administrative Services Only (ASO) Fee

$ 22.32

Pharmaceutical Rebate Decrement

      ($ 11.00)

Individual Stop Loss (ISL) Premium

$ 9.62

Internal Service Fund Administrative Fee

$ 3.08

Health Care Blue Book Admin Fee

$ 1.25

Total Monthly Composite Rate

$ 25.27

4. approve Medicare Group plan offerings and applicable premiums as referenced below with listed plans and premiums to be subject to final approval from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS);

Medicare Advantage Plan - Prescription Drug Plans

Medicare Supplement Plans

Pharmacy Part D Plans

Zero Premium

Group National PPO

Comprehensive Plan

Premier Premium PPO

Plan A

Plan F

Plan N

Saver Plus

Preferred

Comprehensive

Premier

United Healthcare

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Cigna Leon

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Humana

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Monthly Premium Range

$0

$10.00

$199.44

$407.49

Varies by Age

Varies by Age

Varies by Age

$42.00

$82.40

$115.00

$299.73

E-86 AUDIT OF SELECTED DATA RELATED TO 65 FINANCIALLY CLOSED PROJECTS FROM YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 OF THE GOB PROGRAM AND MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audit of Selected Data related to 65 Financially Closed Projects from Year 1 & Year 2 of the GOB Program and Miami Norland Senior High School.

E-87 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS

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

E-88 SPECIAL-PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OPERATION OF WLRN TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS AS OF AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2016

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Special-Purpose Financial Statements and Independent Certified Public Accountants Operation of WLRN Television and Radio Stations As of and for the Year Ended June 30, 2016.

E-89 EVALUATION OF WLRN-TV/FM’S RESTATEMENT OF ITS UNDERWRITING REVENUE SPLIT BETWEEN TELEVISION AND RADIO FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2007 THROUGH JUNE30, 2015, REPORT NO. ESJ1708-1710

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Evaluation of WLRN-TV/FM’s Restatement of its Underwriting Revenue Split between Television and Radio for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2015, Report No. ESJ1708-1710.

E-141 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-048-CV – LAWN EQUIPMENT, POWER

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

1. AWARD Invitation To Bid No. ITB-16-048-CV – LAWN EQUIPMENT, POWER to establish a contract, at firm fixed prices, for the Office of Facilities, with an initial effective date of November 15, 2017 through November 14, 2019, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidders, be extended for three (3) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

a. ALLIED PAPER COMPANY SBE/MBE
D.B.A. ALLIED PAPER & COMPANY
13741 S. W. 147TH AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33196
OWNER/OFFICER: LORRAINE PRICE, PRESIDENT

b. JOE BLAIR GARDEN SUPPLY, INC. SBE
320 N. E. 79TH STREET
MIAMI, FL 33138
OWNER/OFFICER: DAVID SHOAF, PRESIDENT

c. REJECTED ITEM

Item 19 - Electric Pressure Washer – This item did not comply with specifications.

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, at quantities, as may be required, for up to the total estimated amount of $1,000,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $500,000, for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s). Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-142 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-051-AC - COMMERCIAL LEASING OF PAVED-PARKING COCONUT GROVE ELEMENTARY

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

1. AWARD Invitation To Bid No. ITB-16-051-AC COMMERCIAL LEASING OF PAVED-PARKING located at Coconut Grove Elementary School, at 3351 >Matilda Street, Miami, FL 33133, for a period of one (1) year, including two possible one-year renewal periods, at the sole option of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, as follows:

PRIMARY

OMNI VALET SERVICES, INC.
1100 SOUTHEAST 14TH STREET
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33441
OWNER/OFFICER: JOHN DANIELS, PRESIDENT
ANNUAL RENTAL AMOUNT: $72,015.00

ALTERNATE

AMERICAN CAR PARKS, INC.
25 WEST FLAGLER STREET SUITE 1010
MIAMI, FL 33130
OWNER/OFFICER: RICARDO A. METRAL, PRESIDENT
ANNUAL RENTAL AMOUNT: $69,000.00

2. Request authorization for the Superintendent of Schools to grant or deny all approvals required under the lease agreement with the awarded vendors including amending any of the exhibits to the lease agreement, renewing, extending, cancelling and /or terminating the lease agreement and placing the awarded vendor in default, as may be applicable; and

3. Request authorization for the Superintendent of Schools to award the contract to American Car Parks, Inc., which is the vendor offering the next highest annual rental rate, in the event the District is unable to consummate lease agreement with the awarded primary vendor.

E-143 REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-023-MT – SALE OF A PORTION OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT N.E. 2nd AVENUE AND N.E. 40th STREET

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-023-MT – SALE OF A PORTION OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT N.E. 2nd AVENUE AND N.E. 40th STREET, due to no Bid responses to this solicitation and permit future re-bidding.

E-144 AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATIONS FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. RFP-16-027-MT – SALE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1370 N.E. SECOND AVENUE

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

AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NEGOTIATE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. RFP-16-027-MT – SALE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1370 N.E. SECOND AVENUE, to offer for sale and/or development an existing parking lot (with a lot size of approximately 49,075 square feet) owned by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida (“Board”) with the highest ranked proposer, as follows:

1370 NE 2nd, LLC
2200 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD
MIAMI, FL 33137
OWNER/OFFICER: MICHAEL SHEITELMAN, VICE PRESIDENT

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR ELEVEN PROGRAMS FROM MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANT

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

1. accept eleven grant awards for the following programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Earlington Heights Elementary School, in the approximate amount of $273,996, for the grant period of July 17, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

b. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Golden Glades Elementary School, in the approximate amount of $337,586, for the grant period of August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

c. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Liberty City Elementary School, in the approximate amount of $334,214, for the grant period of August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

d. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary School, in the approximate amount of $274,722, for the grant period of August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

e. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Jose de Diego Middle School, in the approximate amount of $266,250, for the grant period of July 17, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

f. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Downtown Miami Charter School, in the approximate amount of $316,174, for the grant period of August 4, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

g. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) through Science, Engineering, Communication and Mathematics Enhancement (SECME) Stars IV, in the approximate amount of $699,720, for the grant period of July 17, 2017, through July 31, 2018;

h. United States Department of Homeland Security for funding under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $250,000, for the grant period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2019;

i. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Title I, 2017-2018 Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG), in the approximate amount of $4,490,580, for the grant period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018;

j. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for funding under the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, in the approximate amount of $345,950, for the grant period of October 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018; and

k. United States Department of Education (USDOE) for funding under the Magnet Schools Assistance Program, in the approximate amount of $15,000,000, for the grant period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2022.

2. enter into contractual service agreement 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:

a. Q-Q Research Consultants, in the approximate amount of $340,000, in support of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program;

b. Florida International University, in the approximate amount of $240,000, in support of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program;

c. Miami Dade College, in the approximate amount of $380,000, in support of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program;

d. Elam Leadership Institute, in the approximate amount of $155,000, in support of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program; and

e. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in the approximate amount of $405,000, in support of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

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 FLDOE;

5. direct Financial Services to establish appropriations in the amount 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-3 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1. EXPLORE WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (“COUNTY”) ITS POSSIBLE ACQUISITION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2780 N.W. 87 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33147 (“PROPERTY”), FOR USE BY THE COUNTY’S FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT AS A FLEET MAINTENANCE FACILITY;

2. OBTAIN APPRAISALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COUNTY; AND

3. FORMULATE AND PRESENT ADDITIONAL DETAILS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING, SHOULD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COUNTY BE SUCCESSFUL

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

1. Explore with Miami-Dade County (“County”) its possible acquisition of the School Board-Owned Property located at 2780 N.W. 87 Street, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33147 (“Property”), for use by the County’s Fire Rescue Department as a fleet maintenance facility;

2. Obtain appraisals for the purpose of its discussions with the County; and

3. Formulate and present additional details with recommendations to the Board at a subsequent meeting,

F-4 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MODIFY THE TERM OF THE LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE, INC. (“UNITED WAY”), FOR USE OF SPACE AT LILLIE C. EVANS K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 1895 N.W. 75 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33147; CAROL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4375 N.W. 173 DRIVE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA 33055; AND ETHEL F. BECKFORD/RICHMOND PRIMARY LEARNING CENTER CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 16929 S.W. 104 AVENUE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33157 TO OPERATE EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, modify the term of the lease agreements with United Way of Miami-Dade, Inc. (“United Way”), for use of space at Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center, located at 1895 N.W. 75 Street, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33147; Carol City Elementary School, located at 4375 N.W. 173 Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055; and Ethel F. Beckford/Richmond Primary Learning Center campus, located at 16929 S.W. 104 Avenue, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33157 to operate Early Head Start programs.

F-5 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FURTHER EXPLORE A POSSIBLE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE CITY OF AVENTURA, THROUGH WHICH A TWO-ACRE VACANT PARCEL COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT BY THE BOARD OF A NEW DISTRICT OPERATED HIGH SCHOOL FACILITY, AND BRING BACK AN ITEM TO THE BOARD AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to further explore a possible collaboration between the Board and the City of Aventura, through which a two-acre vacant parcel could be made available to the Board for the development by the Board of a new District operated high school facility, and bring back an item to the Board at the appropriate time.

F-26 APPROVAL OF UPDATED “PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANTS (A/EPC) AND SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANTS (SPC)” (RELATED TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 6330 – ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, LAND SURVEYING, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the updated “Procedures for the Selection of Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultants (A/EPC) and Special Projects Consultants (SPC)” (related to School Board Policy 6330 - Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, Land Surveying, Construction Management, Program Management and Inspection Services).

F-27 APPROVAL OF UPDATED “PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CM), CM AT-RISK AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES” (RELATED TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 6330 – ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, LAND SURVEYING, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the updated “Procedures for the Selection of “Construction Management (CM), CM at-Risk, and Program Management Services” (related to School Board Policy 6330 - Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, Land Surveying, Construction Management, Program Management and Inspection Services).

F-40 CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL

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

B-1. Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01432900, General Obligation Bond funded renovation project at Charles R. Hadley Elementary for a credit of $32,403.02

B-2. Change Order Number 2 on Project Number 01337300, General Obligation Bond funded replacement/renovation project at Oak Grove Elementary School for a credit of $117,659.12

F-41 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A SERVICE AGREEMENT, EASEMENTS, CONVEYANCES, AND ANY OTHER AGREEMENT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES TO SERVICE THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED BUILDING ADDITION AT ETHEL KOGER BECKHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; PROJECT NUMBER 01426100

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent or his designee to execute a Service Agreement, Easements, Conveyances, and any other Agreement as may be required between Miami-Dade County, Florida and the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the construction of water and wastewater facilities to service the proposed facility at the General Obligation Bond funded building addition at Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary School, Project Number 01426100

F-42 AWARD TO J.R.T. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT BEN SHEPPARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 5700 WEST 24 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33016; PROJECT NUMBER 01423500

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to J.R.T. Construction Company, the General Obligation Bond funded additions, renovations and repairs project at Ben Sheppard Elementary School, located at 5700 West 24 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33016; Project Number 01423500; on the basis of the lowest Base Bid in the amount of $5,055,897.42.

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 four (4) delineated applications for contractor prequalification for a period of one (1) year.

2. Approve the Proposed Single Bid Limit increase for seven (7) delineated applications.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOARD POLICIES 9140, CITIZENS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEES; 6320.02, SMALL/MICRO AND MINORITY/WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS; AND 6840, AUDIT AND BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the proposed amendments to Policies 9140, Citizens’ Advisory Committees, 6320.02, Small/Micro and Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Programs, and 6840, Audit and Budget Advisory Committee, and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policies with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective November 15, 2017.

G-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOARD BYLAWS 0165, PUBLIC MEETINGS, AND 0164, NOTICE OF MEETINGS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend Board Bylaws 0165, Public Meetings, and 0164, Notice of Meetings.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-1 EXHAUSTING ALL ELEMENTS OF NEGOTIATION AND JOIN LITIGATION CHALLENGING SPECIFIC PROVISIONS OF HB 7069 THAT RAISE CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

(1) continue to explore and exhaust all avenues for negotiation to address the constitutional violations of HB 7069 which undermine local control of public education, as outlined in Agenda Item G-3 of the August 9, 2017 School Board Meeting; and

(2) direct the Attorney to join by January 16, 2018, the Coalition of thirteen Florida School Boards who have filed litigation, if, no concrete, substantive and documented legislative solutions have been attained which corrects the constitutional infringements on School Board Authority.

H-3 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD TO APPROVE THE PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT/REVIEW OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (revised)

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

1. approve the process for the development of a mid-point independent audit/review of the General Obligation Bond (GOB) funded School Improvement Program;

2. authorize the Chief Auditor to define the scope, timelines, and final cost estimate not to exceed $200,000, allowable under the GOB, for the selection of an independent auditing firm, pursuant to School Board Policy 6320 in a manner consistent with the selection of external independent auditors;

3. authorize the Chief Auditor to present to the School Board Audit and Budget Committee the scope of the proposal, and to present said scope to the School Board for approval;

4. present the award of the selected firm to the Audit and Budget Committee and to the School Board for final approval, pursuant to School Board Policy 6320, following the competitive solicitation process; and

5. after final School Board approval, direct the Chief Auditor to provide quarterly progress reports to the School Board starting January 17, 2018, and thereafter.

H-4 COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF WHITE FLEET (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to:

a. conduct an assessment of the SBAB Motor Pool and SBAB Administration Vehicles;

b. create a schedule of maintenance for the vehicles; and

c. report all information to the Board no later than January 2018.

H-5 DELINEATION OF STAFF WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY AND THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AUDITS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the School Board Attorney and Chief Auditor to:

a. develop and provide annually a complete set of administrative organizational charts for their respective offices to the Board; and
b.
c. provide a copy to the Superintendent for the purpose of making them available for public view via the main page of the District’s website.

H-6 ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD VICE CHAIR (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request that the Superintendent initiate rulemaking proceedings, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to amend relevant Board policies regarding the election of a Vice-Chair to mirror current state law in the manner specified herein, with said amendments to take effect at the November 2018 regular Board meeting.

H-7 PILOT FOR SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEES (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, establish a three month pilot program beginning in January, 2018, to schedule Board Committee meetings beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays with each Committee meeting advertised with a start time and end time.

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER AS HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS MONTH THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE SCHOOLS (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County Florida, authorize the Superintendent to endorse November as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

H-10 ACCOUNTING, REPORTING, AUDITING AND TRANSPARENCY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND EXPENDITURES (revised)

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

1. establish a system and structure for quarterly reporting of GOB expenditures to the Board by each cost category and related project;

2. provide an expenditure report for all GOB expenditures to date by each category, school board voting district, and school name, and provide same to Board on a quarterly basis;

3. establish and implement a process and system to report all GOB expenditures by each category and related projects for public access and review on the District and specific school location website to be updated quarterly and in alignment with the timeline that the Board receives the same;

4. provide a summary report of the names and amounts paid to each vendor/contractor and sub-contractor to date and a subsequent quarterly report regarding same to the Board. This information is also to be made available for public access and review on the District website;

5. continue to work with the Chief Auditor to ensure and facilitate the conducting of an audit of GOB expenditures to date by each cost category and related projects and subsequent annual audits through the expenditure of all remaining GOB funds; and

6. provide an update on the status and/or completion of the above actions to the Board at the School Board Meeting of February 21, 2018.

H-11 SUPPORTING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENTS AND ENCOURAGING POSITIVE INTERACTIONS AND A HARMONIOUS SCHOOL CLIMATE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorizes the Superintendent to create an awareness campaign that provides easy access to the necessary information parents and students need in situations involving bullying, harassment, and all other types of trauma.

H-12 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse November as National Adoption Month.

H-13 STATE LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING CONTRACTS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to provide the Board with any recommendations on additional State Legislative lobbying team members and bring back any contracts for additional lobbyists to work in conjunction with the three Board approved legislative lobbying firms by no later than the December 6, 2017 School Board Meeting.

H-14 ESOL PARENT GUIDE FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER’S PATHWAY TO EDUCATION IN M-DCPS

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

1. Develop a guide for parents of English Learners to facilitate access to information.

2. Provide an update to the Board no later than the Board Meeting of January, 2018.

H-15 COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS 61ST ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, accept the Council of Great City Schools 61st Annual Fall Conference update

H-16 FOODS RICH IN FIBER (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request that the Superintendent review Policy 8510, Wellness Policy, and, in consultation with the Wellness Advisory Committee, make any recommendations deemed necessary to strengthen the policy as it refers to fiber content of the food served in our cafeterias for breakfast and lunch, as well as items sold in the vending machines.

H-18 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO EXPLORE AND INITIATE COLLABORATIONS AND EXECUTE NEGOTIATIONS, AS APPROPRIATE, WITH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TEACHING ACADEMIES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON STEM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) (revised)

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

1. explore and initiate collaborations and execute negotiations, as appropriate, with Florida International University for the development and implementation of Teaching Academies with an emphasis on STEM; and

2. report back to the School Board by February 21, 2018.

H-19 SCHOOL SITE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND SUPPORT (revised 2)

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

1. review the current processes, procedures, and personnel structures that provide technology service and support to schools;

2. identify efficiency and effectiveness levels of the processes and procedures that are designed to service and support technology at schools; and

3. provide an update on technology, service and support provided to schools, to the Board no later than February 21, 2018.

H-20 “NO USE OF CELLPHONES WHILE DRIVING” SIGNS IN SCHOOL ZONES (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. authorize the Superintendent to explore a collaboration with Miami-Dade County, that would provide for the installation of “No Use of Cellphones While Driving” signs in school zones with a report back to the Board at the January 2018 School Board Meeting; and

2. to include as part of the School Board’s 2018 Legislative Priorities a recommendation to amend §316.305, Florida Statutes, by making it a primary offense that a person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device for the purpose of non-voice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging.

H-21 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS FOR SUBMITTAL UNDER THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School infrastructure grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and request the Superintendent to formalize the grant applications accordingly.

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.

 

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