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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

JANUARY 14, 2015 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, JANUARY 12, 2015.

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.

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.

H-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-001 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15‑001 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Take Stock in Children.

H-4 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse January 2015 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-7 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2015 AS ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 2015 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-003 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING NICHOLAS MESA OF JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (revised replacement 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PEREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-003 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Nicholas Mesa of John A. Ferguson Sr. High School.

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS FOR SUBMITTAL UNDER THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR 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.

H-12 school board ENDORSEMENT OF FEBRUARY 2015 AS NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO BE CELEBRATED IN ALL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-002 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing February 2015 as National Black History Month to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-005 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEAN MONESTIME, FIRST HAITIAN-AMERICAN ELECTED TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND AS CHAIRMAN (revised replacement 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-005 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jean Monestime, first Haitian-American elected to the County Commission and as Chairman.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-004 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE BOARD MEMBERS OF HAMPTON HOUSE TRUST, INC. (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Hampton House Trust, Inc.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • South Miami Middle Theatre Students

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • December 11, 2014

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • December 10, 2014 School Board Meeting

BOARD MEMBER RESOLUTIONS AND RECOGNITIONS (11:00 A.M.)

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

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS (ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE HEARD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE “H” ITEMS)

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. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)
  • 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)

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-30 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE AMENDED CHARTER CONTRACT (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve one amended charter school contract with Beacon College Prep, Inc., on behalf of Beacon College Prep to change the school’s location and share a facility located at 13400 N.W. 28th Avenue, Opa-Locka, Florida 33054; Folio No. 08-2128-012-0010, effective immediately and ending on June 30, 2019.

C-50 EXPULSION AND ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENT TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM (revised 2)

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-11 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 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

2. provide educational services in an alternative school/program during the term of the expulsion; and

3. following the term of the expulsion, permit the student to be returned to regular school programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, if approved by School Operations.

C-70 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 trip to Rome, Florence, and Assisi, Italy, for the students at South Miami Senior High School.

C-71 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CERTIFY THE 2015-2016 CLASS SIZE COMPLIANCE PLAN (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, certify the 2015-2016 Class Size Compliance Plan.

C-100 PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY: FINAL READING: POLICY 5410, STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to adopt School Board Policy 5410, Student Progression Plan 2014-2015, and authorize the Superintendent to file the policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida to be effective January 14, 2015.

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: NOVEMBER 21, 2014 – DECEMBER 11, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the instructional and non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, and separations as included in Personnel Action Listing 1067.

D-21 APPOINTMENTS AND LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2014-2015 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendations as set forth in the agenda item for appointments and lateral transfers to be effective January 15, 2015, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

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

3 CALENDAR DAYS
GUADALUPE PORTELA - CUSTODIAN
CALUSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5 CALENDAR DAYS
BLAS FRAGOSO - LEAD CUSTODIAN
CALUSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3 CALENDAR DAYS
TOMAS C. VALDES - CUSTODIAN
DAVID FAIRCHILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7 CALENDAR DAYS
FREDDY SARDINAS - LEAD CUSTODIAN
DAVID FAIRCHILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

30 WORKDAYS
MERCORY MURPHY - SCHOOL SECURITY MONITOR
ALLAPATTAH MIDDLE SCHOOL

3 WORKDAYS
BARBARA M. RIOS - TEACHER
MIAMI KILLIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
SYREETA S. NELOMS - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTHEAST TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
MARGARETTE PIERRE-LOUIS - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
JACQUES V. BENJAMIN - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
JACK SCHEE TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
CHONDRIA N. ESSIX - BUS AIDE
NORTHWEST TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
JOSEPH CHIU - ERP ANALYST
SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: 1) That the School Board approve the Superintendent's recommendation for disciplinary action, which has been agreed to in the following manner:

A) Ms. Guadalupe Portela, Custodian, Calusa Elementary School, suspension without pay for three (3) calendar days, effective January 16, 2015.

B) Mr. Blas Fragoso, Lead Custodian, Calusa Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective January 19, 2015.

C) Mr. Tomas C. Valdes, Custodian, David Fairchild Elementary School, suspension without pay for three (3) calendar days, effective January 15, 2015.

D) Mr. Freddy Sardinas, Lead Custodian, David Fairchild Elementary School, suspension without pay for seven (7) calendar days, effective January 15, 2015.

E) Mr. Mercory Murphy, School Security Monitor, Allapattah Middle School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) workdays, effective January 15, 2015.

F) Ms. Barbara M. Rios, Teacher, Miami Killian Senior High School, suspension without pay for three (3) workdays, effective January 15, 2015.

2) That the School Board 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) Ms. Syreeta S. Neloms, School Bus Driver, Northeast Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30)
calendar days, effective January 15, 2015.

B) Ms. Margarette Pierre-Louis, School Bus Driver, North Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30)
calendar days, effective January 15, 2015.

C) Mr. Jacques V. Benjamin, School Bus Driver, Jack Schee Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective January 15, 2015.

D) Ms. Chondria N. Essix, Bus Aide, Northwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal
proceedings, effective January 15, 2015.

E) Mr. Joseph Chiu, ERP Analyst, Systems and Programming Services, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal
proceedings, effective January 15, 2015

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending November 2014.

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

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

E-87 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT - AUDIT OF INVENTORIES AS OF JUNE 30, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report - Audit of Inventories as of June 30, 2014.

E-88 AUDIT OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEE FUND, SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, JUNE 30, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audit of Educational Facilities Impact Fee Fund, Special Purpose Financial Statements, June 30, 2014.

E-89 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE WLRN TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audited Financial Statements of WLRN Television and Radio Stations for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014.

E-90 REVIEW OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF TWENTY CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements of Twenty Charter Schools for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014.

E-91 AUDITOR’S COMMUNICATION OF AUDIT RESULTS AND MANAGEMENT LETTER FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Auditor’s Communication of Audit Results and Management Letter for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014.

E-141 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD ON TERM CONTRACT (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, APPROVE the supplemental award on the following contract, inasmuch as the estimated requirements, previously awarded by the Board, will be exceeded before the contract term expires.

Approve the supplemental award by $67,639 and amend the total contract award to $824,076, on Contract No. 016-KK11 – SECURITY-SYSTEMS SERVICES CONTRACT, to purchase, at firm unit prices, emergency on-site service response, video retrieval, repairs, labor, training, written reports and associated accessories for security systems, at Miami-Dade County Public Schools locations, during the term of the contract, effective February 10, 2014 through February 9, 2015. This supplemental award is necessary to facilitate new or Capital Construction projects with expired warranty services and also additional services required under this contract throughout the District. The supplemental amount requested is based on the next two (2) months anticipated usage.

Fund Source

0100 General

PRIMARY

1. ATCi COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
1270 N.W. 165 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33169
OWNER: VINCENT J. VENTO, C.E.O.

ALTERNATE

2 QUALITY WIRING, INC.
10300 S.W. 72 STREET, SUITE 414
M IAMI, FL 33173
OWNER: SOPHIA DANDRINOS, PRESIDENT

ORIGINAL AWARD AMOUNT $661,882
PREVIOUS SUPPLEMENTAL $94,555
THIS SUPPLEMENTAL $67,639

E-200 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 8510, WELLNESS POLICY (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt and amend Board Policy 8510, Wellness Policy, and authorize the Superintendent to file the policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective on January 14, 2015.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

F-1 AUTHORIZATION TO DEDICATE LAND TO THE CITY OF MIAMI FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES, ADJACENT TO KENSINGTON PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 711 NW 30 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33125 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Chair and Secretary to execute the necessary documents to dedicate land to the City of Miami for right-of-way purposes adjacent to Kensington Park Elementary School, located at 711 NW 30 Avenue, Miami, Florida.

F-2 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE: (revised)

1. A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG THE SCHOOL BOARD, CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH AND PMG-S2 SUNNY ISLES, LLC, IN CONNECTION WITH CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 68-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED AT 17141 COLLINS AVENUE, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; AND

2. ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT

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

1) a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement by and among the School Board, City of Sunny Isles Beach and PMG-S2 Sunny Isles, LLC, in connection with construction of a new 68-unit residential development, located at 17141 Collins Avenue, City of Sunny Isles Beach, providing for monetary proportionate share mitigation pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning in Miami-Dade County; and

2) any other documentation that may be required to effectuate the implementation of the Agreement.

F-3 AUTHORIZATION: (revised)

1) TO DONATE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, AT NO COST, THREE BOARD-OWNED PORTABLE UNITS THAT ARE VACANT AND NO LONGER REQUIRED BY THE DISTRICT, BEARING FISH NUMBERS 61-0024, 61-0025 and 62-0027; AND

2) FOR THE CHAIR AND SECRETARY, AS MAY BE NECESSARY, TO EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THE DONATION OF THE PORTABLE UNITS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, INCLUDING A BILL OF SALE

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

1) the donation to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, at no cost, of three Board-owned portable units that are vacant and no longer required by the District, bearing FISH numbers 61-0024, 61-0025 and 62-0027, under, substantially, the terms and conditions as noted in the agenda item; and

2) the Chair and Secretary, as may be necessary, to execute any other documents that may be required to effectuate the donation of the portable units to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, including a Bill of Sale.

F-4 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO: (revised)

1) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD, FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY (“FMU”) AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS (“CITY”), FOR THE JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A PORTION OF THE JAN MANN OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 16101 NW 44 COURT, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33054, AND ADJACENT LAND OWNED BY FMU, TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE JOINT USE OF THE DISTRICT, CITY AND FMU; AND

2) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A JOINT USE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE PARTIES, FOR THE JOINT USE OF THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; AND

3) GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AND JOINT USE AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELLING OR TERMINATING THE AGREEMENTS; AND

4) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS OR AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE ABOVE TRANSACTIONS

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

1) Finalize negotiations and execute and Amended and Restated Lease Agreement by and between The School Board and Florida Memorial University (FMU”), for joint development and use of a portion of the Jann Mann Opportunity School campus, located at 16101 NW 44 Court, Miami Florida 33054, and adjacent land owned by FMU, to construct and operate recreational facilities for the joint use of the District and FMU, under, substantially, the terms and conditions as noted in the agenda item; and

2) Finalize negotiations and execute a Joint Use Agreement by and between the parties, for the joint use of recreational facilities, with provisions for FMU to allow the City of Miami Gardens to jointly use the recreational facilities, under substantially, the terms and conditions as noted in the agenda item; and

3) Grant or deny all approvals required under the Amended and Restated Lease and Joint Use Agreements, including renewing extending, assigning, cancelling or terminating the Agreements; and

4) Finalize negotiations and execute any other documents or agreements necessary to effectuate the terms as noted in the agenda item.

F-22 COMMISSIONING OF M.C. HARRY AND ASSOCIATES, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT AMERICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 18350 NW 67 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33015, PROJECT NO. 01419100 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission M. C. Harry and Associates, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded-Renovations Project at American Senior High School, located at 18350 NW 67 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33015, Project No. 0141900, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $391,900 for A/E Basic 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-23 COMMISSIONING OF SALTZ MICHELSON ARCHITECTS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT SHENANDOAH MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1950 SW 19 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33145, PROJECT NO. 01339000 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Saltz Michelson Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations project at Shenandoah Middle School, located at 1950 SW 19 Street, Miami, Florida 33145, Project No. 01339000, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $367,000 for A/E Basic 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-24 COMMISSIONING OF PIRTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES RELATED TO A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED REMODEL/RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT HIALEAH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 251 EAST 47 STREET, HIALEAH, FL 33013, PROJECT NO. 01337800 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Pirtle Construction Company as the Construction Management at-Risk firm for Pre-construction Services related to a General Obligation Bond funded Remodel/Renovations project at Hialeah Senior High School, located at 251 East 47 Street, Hialeah, Florida 33013, Project No. 01337800, as follows:

1. a lump sum fee of $ 85,000 for Pre-construction Services; and

2. the project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-25 COMMISSIONING OF MCM AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED K-8 CONVERSION ADDITION, REMODELING & RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT WEST HOMESTEAD K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 1550 SW 6 STREET, HOMESTEAD, FL 33030, PROJECT NO. 01336300 (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission MCM as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond-funded K-8 Conversion Addition, Remodeling & Renovations project at West Homestead K-8 Center, Homestead, Florida 33030, Project No. 01336300, as follows:

1. a lump sum fee of $55,000 for Pre-construction Services; and

2. the project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-26 COMMISSIONING OF D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT AMERICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 18350 NW 67 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33015, PROJECT NO. 01419100 (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations project at American Senior High School, located at 18350 NW 67 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33015, Project No. 01419100, as follows:

1. a lump sum fee of $44,500 for Pre-construction Services; and

2. the project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-27 COMMISSIONING OF THORNTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT SHENANDOAH MIDDLE SCHOOL, (PHASE I), LOCATED AT 1950 SW 19 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33145, PROJECT NO. 01339000 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Thornton Construction Company, Inc., as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond-funded Renovations project at Shenandoah Middle School, located at 1950 SW 19 Street, Miami, Florida 33145, Project No. 01339000, as follows:

1. a lump sum fee of $43,000 for Pre-construction Services; and

2. the project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-28 AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANT - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENTS FOR ONE (1) YEAR, UNDER THE SAME TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES AS THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT WITH: (revised)

1. M. HAJJAR & ASSOCIATES, INC.; AND

2. ARVELO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent, or his designee, to extend the Special Projects Consultant - Structural Engineering Services Agreement for one (1) year, under the same terms, conditions and fees as the original Agreement with:

1. M. Hajjar & Associates, Inc.; and

2. Arvelo & Associates, Inc.

F-30 AUTHORIZATION TO REPLACE HUFSEY-NICOLAIDES-GARCIA-SUAREZ ASSOCIATES, INC., WITH MAQUEIRA ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC., AS THE MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING ENGINEER SUB-CONSULTANT IN THE AGREEMENT WITH FANJUL & ASSOCIATES, LLC, AS ARCHITECTURAL/ ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT (A/EPC), SHELTERED MARKET FOR MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $200,000 EACH (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the replacement of Hufsey-Nicolaides-Garcia-Suarez Associates, Inc., with Maqueira Engineering Consultants, Inc., as the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering Sub-Consultant in the Agreement with Fanjul & Associates, LLC, as Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant (A/EPC), Sheltered Market for Micro Business Enterprises, for Miscellaneous Projects up to $200,000 each.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 6320.02, SMALL/MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM AND MINORITY/WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION (revised 3)

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

(1) adopt amended Policy 6320.02 Small/Micro Business Enterprise Program and Minority/Women Business Enterprise Certification and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective January 14, 2015;

(2) direct the School Board Attorney to (a) seek and receive a report from EuQuant, Inc., regarding possible construction subcontracting disparities, (b) to consider community and stakeholder concerns and input, (c) to propose recommended policy amendments and administrative procedures based on the study results and community
and stakeholder input, and ( d) to propose any other policy amendments necessary to improve and enhance this policy.

G-2 FINAL READING: PROPOSED ADOPTION OF NEW BOARD POLICY 8351, ELECTRONIC DATA SECURITY BREACH NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, AND AMENDED BOARD POLICIES 8332, BIOMETRIC INFORMATION RESTRICTION AND PRIVACY PROTECTIONS, AND 2430.01, SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt new Board policy 8351, Electronic Data Security Breach Notice Requirements, and amend Board Policies 8332, Biometric Information Restriction and Privacy Protections, and 2430.01, School Volunteers and authorize the Superintendent to file the new and amended policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective January 14, 2015.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-001 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15‑001 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Take Stock in Children.

H-4 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse January 2015 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-5 SCHOOL CAFETERIA ENVIRONMENT (revised)

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

1. evaluate current levels of supervision and the environment for elementary grades in school cafeterias; and,

2. explore ways to improve upon the supervision and environment for elementary grades in school cafeterias and examine the feasibility of such efforts; and,

3. provide a response by the March 2015 School Board meeting.

H-6 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ETHICS ADVISORY TASK FORCE (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the recommendations of the Ethics Advisory Committee Task Force listed above and appoint the School Board Attorney's Office to serve as administrative liaison.

H-7 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2015 AS ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 2015 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-003 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING NICHOLAS MESA OF JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (revised replacement 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PEREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-003 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Nicholas Mesa of John A. Ferguson Sr. High School.

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS FOR SUBMITTAL UNDER THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR 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.

H-11 PET EDUCATION AND RESPONSIBILITY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR M-DCPS STUDENTS (revised 4)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request the Superintendent explore the feasibility of working with appropriate entities, including PTM, on the production of a pet welfare video that may be aired in Miami-Dade County Public Schools during Be Kind to Animals Week.

H-12 school board ENDORSEMENT OF FEBRUARY 2015 AS NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO BE CELEBRATED IN ALL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-002 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing February 2015 as National Black History Month to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-13 LITIGATION FILED BY UNITED TEACHERS OF DADE (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. Pursue action as follows: (a) Continue to seek appropriate legislative remedies, especially the elimination of the 1 % per month interest provision; (b) Seek remedies to close loopholes that allow continuing delays in the VAB hearing process; (c) Seek legislative change permitting school districts to budget at 95% of expected tax revenue rather
than 96%; and (d) Seek to eliminate the two-year delay in the closeout of the final certification of the tax roll; (e) forge an agenda to ensure that a backlog is not recreated once the current one is cleared; (f) negotiate and enter into a contractual agreement with the necessary parties for the collection of property taxes which will set measurable expectations and consequences for failure to meet the same in the future.
2. Seek legal action as appropriate to expedite a lasting resolution to this matter. If legal course is recommended, the Board should be notified and legal representation from outside counsel considered.

H-14 SCHOOL BOARD CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE MIAMI-DADE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, confirm the Chair’s new appointments and elect: Ms. Raquel A. Regalado to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board and Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman as the alternate representative of the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board.

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-005 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEAN MONESTIME, FIRST HAITIAN-AMERICAN ELECTED TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND AS CHAIRMAN (revised replacement 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-005 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jean Monestime, first Haitian-American elected to the County Commission and as Chairman.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-004 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE BOARD MEMBERS OF HAMPTON HOUSE TRUST, INC. (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Hampton House Trust, Inc.

H-17 DISSEMINATE INFORMATION AS IT RELATES TO ENROLLMENT EVENTS AND LOCATIONS, AS WELL AS HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPTIONS UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

Gather and disseminate detailed information prepared for each School District within the Miami-Dade County Public School system, specifically as it relates to health insurance plan options under the affordable care act, as well as enrollment events and locations in each District.

H-19 EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TRAUNCY INTERVENTION PROGRAM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:

1. Determine the effectiveness of the truancy intervention program by providing information including but not limited to the following: (a) demographic information of the students in the program; (b) the effect on student dropout rates and suspensions; (c) breakdown of truancy complaints filed per District; and (d) the level of parental involvement in the intervention program; and

2. Provide specific recommendations and methods that administrators within individual Districts and/or schools that are experiencing high truancy rates can implement to reduce these incidents

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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AGENDA SECTIONS

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