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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

FEBRUARY 21, 2018, 2018 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., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018.

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. 18-008 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT CLASS OF 2018 WILSON SCHOLARS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-008 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Class of 2018 Wilson Scholars.

B-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-009 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE 2017-19 NATIONAL PTA SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-009 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2017-19 National PTA Schools of Excellence.

B-5 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST (replacement)

B-6 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-012 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE 2018 ROOKIE TEACHER OF THE YEAR, MS. STEPHANIE L. PIERRE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No.18-012 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2018 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Ms. Stephanie L. Pierre.

B-7 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-011 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. GEORGE M. KOONCE, JR. (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-011 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. George M. Koonce, Jr.

B-8 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-014 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ 2019 FRANCISCO R. WALKER TEACHER OF THE YEAR, MS. MOLLY WINTERS DIALLO (revised good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-014 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ 2019 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, Ms. Molly Winters Diallo.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Miami Northwestern Senior High School Dancers

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • January 25, 30, and February 2, 2018

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • January 17, 2018 School Board Meeting

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

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

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

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

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

A-1 SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATIONAL REPORTS TO THE BOARD ON SELECTED TOPICS

  • Nutritional Options at Schools

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-1 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CHARTER SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH DOWNTOWN DORAL CHARTER UPPER SCHOOL, INC., D/B/A DOWNTOWN DORAL CHARTER UPPER SCHOOL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to negotiate and execute a management agreement with Downtown Doral Charter Upper School, Inc., a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation, d/b/a Downtown Doral Charter Upper School to provide services that may include: financial management services, governance coordination and corporate records maintenance, school operations services and support, regulatory compliance support, other support services including but not limited to human resources coordination, student information systems support, accreditation, and principal support for the term of the charter school contract, with renewal options, and for a fee of up to 10% of funds received by the school through the Florida Education Finance Program per student Full Time Equivalent per year. Additional services, including but not limited to food services and informational technology services, may be provided under separate contracts at cost.

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 1. REQUEST APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL FROM DECEMBER 8, 2017 THROUGH JANUARY 18, 2018

2. REQUEST APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FROM OCTOBER 14, 2017 THROUGH FEBRUARY 9, 2018

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

1. Personnel Action Listing for Instructional and Non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, separations, retirements and resignations from December 8, 2017 through January 18, 2018.

2. Instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field from October 14, 2017 through February 9, 2018.

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, lateral transfers to be effective February 22, 2018, 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 RATIFICATION OF THE 2017-2018 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REOPENER CONTRACT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE FLORIDA STATE LODGE, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, ratify the 2017-2018 Tentative Agreement reopener contract with FOP effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.

D-55 1) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION
2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL
(revised)

RECOMMENDED: 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) Quenia Caignet: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, for twenty (20) workdays, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; 3213, Student Supervision and Welfare; and 5630, Corporal Punishment and Use of Reasonable Force. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), 1012.33, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A-5.056 and 6A- 10.081, FAG.

B) Eric Dent: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Homestead Senior High School, for five (5) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: gross insubordination; and violation of School Board Policies 4121.01, Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of All Employees; 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 4210.01, Code of Ethics. 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).

C) Angela S. King: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at Southwest Transportation Center, for ten (10) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, 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; 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).

D) Gregory D. Marion: suspension without pay from his position as Paraprofessional Ill at Robert Renick Educational Center, for twenty (20) workdays, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 4210.01, Code of Ethics. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 )(f), and 44 7.209, Florida Statutes.

E) Kevin J. Only: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Redland Middle School, for five (5) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 4210.01, Code of Ethics. 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).

F) Jerry Xavier: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Whispering Pines Elementary School, for five (5) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 4210.01, Code of Ethics. 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).

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) Eve I. Dailey: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at John H. Schee Transportation Center, for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, 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).

B) Johnny Durham: demotion from his position as Lead Custodian at Young Men's Preparatory Academy to Custodian, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: gross insubordination; and violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 4210.01, Code of Ethics. 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).

C) Tellyse A. Hampton: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from his position as Custodian at Miami Palmetto Senior High School, effective February 22, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; 4430, Leaves of Absence; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.40, 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) William B. Johnson: suspension without pay from his position as School Bus Driver at Northeast Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective February 22, 2018, 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) Livingston Wint: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from his position as School Bus Driver at North Transportation Center, effective February 22, 2018, 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; and 8600, Transportation. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1 }(f), 1012.32, 1012.40, 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-65 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE CHARTER CONTRACT AMENDMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve an amendment to the charter school contract for South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc., (1070- South Florida Autism Charter School) to change the school’s location to a permanent facility located at 3651 West 108 Street, Hialeah, FL 33018 (Folio No. 04-2017-001-0085); and temporarily remain at their current facility located at 18305 N.W, 75 Place, Hialeah Gardens, Florida 33015, until the construction at the permanent facility is completed.

D-66 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SCHOOL CALENDARS FOR THE 2018 – 2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2018 – 2019, WITH A START DATE OF AUGUST 20, 2018

ADULT/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2018 – 2019, WITH A START DATE OF AUGUST 20, 2018

JUVENILE JUSTICE EDUCATION SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2018 – 2019, WITH A START DATE OF JULY 6, 2018

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

1.The Elementary and Secondary School Calendar – 2018-2019, with a start date of August 20, 2018;

2. The Adult/Vocational Education School Calendar – 2018-2019, with a start date of August 20, 2018; and

3. The Juvenile Justice Education School Calendar – 2018-2019, with a start date of July 6, 2018.

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

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

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

E-2 NON-EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INVENTORY DELETIONS AND RECOVERIES REPORT FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Non-Expendable Personal Property Inventory Deletions and Recoveries Report containing 1,843 deletions with a depreciated cost of $663,163 and 12 recoveries with a depreciated cost of $25,899 to update the records for October, November and December 2017.

E-14 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 GENERAL FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18 General Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, decreasing revenues, appropriations and reserves by ($41,070,407); and

2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 6 of the agenda item) and the Summary of Appropriations by Function (page 11 of the agenda item).

E-15 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDS MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18 Capital Outlay Funds Mid-Year Budget Review, accepting donations, decreasing revenues, appropriations, and reserves by $26,503,239 and documenting estimated changes in object codes, as described on page 4 of the agenda item and summarized on page 6 of the agenda item.

2. authorize changes to the Five-Year Facilities Work Program which result from Resolution No.1, FY 2017-18 Capital Outlay Funds Mid-Year Budget Review.

E-16 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 DEBT SERVICE FUNDS MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18 Debt Service Funds Mid-Year Budget Review decreasing (1) revenue, other financing sources, and fund balance from prior year, and (2) appropriations, other financing uses, and year end fund balance by the amount of $5,984,760.

E-17 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 SPECIAL REVENUE - FOOD SERVICE FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18, Food Service Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, increasing revenues by $10,583,269, increasing appropriations by $2,766,295 and increasing ending fund balance by $7,816,974.

E-18 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 INTERNAL SERVICE (HEALTH INSURANCE) FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18 Internal Service Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, decreasing revenues net position and expenses by $30,677,000; and

2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 3 of the agenda item).

E-19 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2017-18 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS - OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS (CONTRACTED PROGRAMS) FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2017-18 Special Revenue Funds - Other Federal Programs (Contracted Programs) Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, increasing revenues and appropriations by $54,277,218 and

2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 2 of the agenda item) and the Summary of Appropriations by Function (page 4 of the agenda item).

E-66 RENEWAL OF DISTRICT’S PROPERTY INSURANCE PROGRAM

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

1. authorize staff to enter into negotiations through its broker and secure and bind $250M in coverage limits, with annual premiums for all property insurance premiums and associated fees not to exceed $20M, inclusive of the third year renewal of the STORM Parametric Property Insurance Policy and excluding 2017-2018 MYSIP NCB reimbursements/premium credits and state required surcharges and assessments, effective May 1, 2018, with payment of such coverage to be funded from the District’s property insurance budget, with a full report including confirmation of coverages, carriers, deductibles, costs and terms to be submitted to the Board its meeting of May 16, 2018;

2. authorize staff to secure and bind terrorism coverage, through its broker in the amount of $50M property damage $10M bodily injury, effective May 16, 2018 with an annual premium not to exceed $100,000, including state fees, with payment of such coverage to be funded from the District’s property insurance budget; and

3. authorize the exploration of the private marketplace for flood insurance at the same terms, limits and conditions as the current NFIP, with a budget not to exceed $2.1M and bring back to the Board at the May 16, 2018 meeting the recommendation to either stay with the NFIP or move the District’s flood insurance program to the private marketplace effective for the 12-month period of May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

E-86 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-87 REVIEW OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 38 OF 128 CHARTER SCHOOLS OPERATING DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements for 38 of 128 Charter Schools Operating During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017.

E-88 INVESTIGATION OF UNITECH BUILDERS CORP. - DIRECT PURCHASE ORDER (DPO) FORGERY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the INVESTIGATION OF UNITECH BUILDERS CORP. - DIRECT PURCHASE ORDER (DPO) FORGERY.

E-89 REQUEST APPROVAL OF THE SCOPE FOR THE MID-POINT AUDIT/REVIEW OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the scope of the mid-point audit/review of the General Obligation Bond funded School Improvement Program, as approved by the School Board at its meeting of November 15, 2017, Agenda Item H-3 Revised.

E-116 APPROVE SMALL/MICRO AND MINORITY/WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ADVISORY COMMITTEE BY-LAWS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to approve Small/Micro and Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise Advisory Committee By-Laws.

E-117 WITHDRAWAL OF AGENDA ITEM E-117, OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES MANUAL (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Office of Economic Opportunity Administrative Procedures Manual.

E-118 AUTHORIZE THE RENEWAL OF THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT TO INCLUDE THE FOUNDATION FOR NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVES AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN’S EVIDENCE-BASED REFERRAL AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM (revised)

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

1. execute the renewal of the Cooperative Agreement to include the Foundation for New Education Initiatives and Miami-Dade County to implement the evidence-based referral and family engagement system, as well as amendments, extensions, and renewals of such agreements and documents to implement the program; and exercise termination, waiver, and other provisions set forth therein; and

2. provide a report on the progress of the Together for Children initiative annually at the end of each school year.

E-141 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-16-062-MT – TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT AND LOGO PROTECTION SERVICES (revised)

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

1. AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-16-062-MT – TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT AND LOGO PROTECTION SERVICES, is to request sealed proposals for trademark management and logo protection services to be funded by sales, with an initial effective date of February 21, 2018 through February 20, 2019, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidder, be extended for two (2) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

K12 LICENSING, LLC.
8900 KEYSTONE CROSSING, SUITE 605
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46240
OWNER/OFFICER: JARED HARDING, GENERAL MANAGER

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to award the contract to provide income generating services, at no cost to the District, for the Licensing Program, as may be required of these services, for the initial contract term, and for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s).

E-142 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-018-HR – GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SERVICES

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

1. AWARD Bid No. ITB-16-018-HR GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SERVICES, to establish a contract, at firm unit prices for Asbestos and Mold Remediation Services and other contaminants for the Department of Asbestos Management, for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, with an effective date of February 21, 2018 through February 20, 2020, including extensions thereto, as follows:

A. DECON ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING, INC.
2652 NW 31ST, AVENUE FT. LAUD
ERDALE, FL 33311
OWNER/OFFICER: ALON LEVIN, VICE PRESIDENT

AWARDED REGION: NORTH

B. MCO ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. SBE TIER 2/MWBE
7275 N.W. 64 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33166
OWNER/OFFICER: JULIO O. OTAZO, VICE PRESIDENT
HISPANIC AMERICAN

AWARDED REGION: CENTRAL

C. SIMPSON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
21310 HIGHWAY 98 NORTH
TRILBY, FL 33593
OWNER/OFFICER: TIM YAEGER, VICE PRESIDENT

AWARDED REGION: SOUTH

2. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $1,500,000 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-143 REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-059-LS – EPOXY FLOORING: FURNISH AND INSTALL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-059-LS EPOXY FLOORING: FURNISH AND INSTALL, due to a lack of responsive bidders for this solicitation and permit re-bidding.

E-144 REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-041-MJ – MISCELLANEOUS STOCK ITEMS II

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-041-MJ – MISCELLANEOUS STOCK ITEMS II, to permit rebidding.

E-145 REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-001-AC – HOOD CLEANING SERVICES

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

1. REJECT INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-001-AC – HOOD CLEANING SERVICES, due to a lack of responsive bidders for this solicitation and permit re-bidding.

E-146 DEBARMENT PROCEDURES, PURSUANT TO BOARD POLICY 6320.04 - CONTRACTOR DISCIPLINE, FOR THE FOLLOWING VENDORS: COMPLETE POWER SYSTEMS, LLC; RNH ELECTRIC, LLC; AND, STATE BUILDING CONTRACTORS, LLC

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

1. DEBAR, pursuant to Board Policy 6320.04, Contractor Discipline, for three (3) years and revocation of all S/MBE and M/WBE certifications for eighteen (18) months for Complete Power Systems, LLC, RNH Electric, LLC and State Building Contractors, LLC; and

2. DEBAR, pursuant to Board Policy 6320.04, Contractor Discipline, for three (3) years the principals, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Lowe, and Mr. Davis, affiliated with the above-referenced firms.

E-147 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-17-002-MT – TELECOM SERVICES

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

1. AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-17-002-MT – TELECOM SERVICES, for telecom services, with an initial effective date of February 21, 2018 through February 20, 2023, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidder, be extended for one (1) additional one (1) year extension period thereto, as follows, with the pricing for each service(s) attached hereto:

AWARD FOR WAN CONNECTIVITY AND VOICE SERVICES

a. AT&T CORP.
600 NW 79TH AVENUE, ROOM 337
MIAMI, FL 33126
OWNER/OFFICER: MARGARITA CASTELLON, ACCOUNT MANAGER AT&T PUBLIC SECTOR SOLUTIONS

SUB-CONTRACTOR:
INTERACTIVE BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. dba
NIDA CONSULTING GROUP, LLC. SBE/MWBE
4150 SW 70 COURT
MIAMI, FL 33155
OWNER/OFFICER: ROBERT MENA, OWNER
HISPANIC MALE

AWARD FOR INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND DDOS MITIGATION

b. COMCAST BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
789 INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY
SUNRISE, FL 33325
OWNER/OFFICER: ERIC WELBORN, STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

AWARD FOR LONG DISTANCE SERVICES

c. WINDSTREAM SERVICES, LLC
4001 RODNEY PARHAM
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72212
OWNER/OFFICER: CARLOS PADILLA, MAJOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to award the contract to provide telecom services, subject to the availability of funding, for the initial contract term, and for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not guarantee any estimated quantities will be purchased.

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD 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 a grant award from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, Title IV, Part A, in the approximate amount of $3,536,793, for the grant period of November 16, 2017, through July 31, 2018.

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

a. Mawi Learning, in the approximate amount of $300,000, in support of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants;

b. International Institute for Restorative Practices, in the approximate amount of $168,600, in support of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants;

c. Moore Solutions, in the approximate amount of $57,500, in support of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; and

d. Learning.com, in the approximate amount of $306,200, in support of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants.

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-1 RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF A REQUEST FROM CARIBBEAN VILLAGE, LTD., A FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FOR EXEMPTION FROM EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE ELDERLY KNOWN AS CARIBBEAN VILLAGE (PHASE I), LOCATED AT CARIBBEAN BOULEVARD AND S.W. 200 DRIVE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33157

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recommend approval to Miami-Dade County of a request from Caribbean Village, Ltd., a Florida Limited Partnership, for exemption from educational facilities impact fees in connection with a proposed housing project for the elderly known as Caribbean Village (Phase I), located at Caribbean Boulevard and S.W. 200 Drive, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33157.

F-20 AUTHORITY TO AMEND THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET

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

1) adjust the capital budget in the amount of $3,056,675 and in the event there are, at the time of transfer, insufficient available funds in a structure from which to transfer the indicated amount, the difference will be provided from contingencies, reserves or other accounts; and

2) make the changes to the five-year facilities work program resulting from these budget adjustments.

F-26 COMMISSIONING OF NYARKO ARCHITECTURAL GROUP, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER (SHELTERED MARKET - MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT NORTH HIALEAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4251 EAST 5 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33013, PROJECT NUMBER 01529600

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Nyarko Architectural Group, Inc., as Architect/Engineer (Sheltered Market - Micro Business Enterprises) for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at North Hialeah Elementary School, located at 4251 East 5 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida, 33013, Project Number 01529600, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $17,500 for Part 1 services; and

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

F-27 COMMISSIONING OF M.A.C. CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT NORTH HIALEAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4251 EAST 5 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33013, PROJECT NUMBER 01529600

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission M.A.C. Construction, Inc., as Construction Management at-Risk firm (Sheltered Market - Small Business Enterprise) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at North Hialeah Middle School, located at 4251 East 5 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33013, Project Number 01529600, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $27,900 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 COMMISSIONING OF SR ARCHITECTS, P.A., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER (SHELTERED MARKET - MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT DR. GILBERT L. PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & PLC Q, LOCATED AT 15851 S.W. 112 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33196, PROJECT NUMBER 01528700

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission SR Architects, P.A., as Architect/Engineer (Sheltered Market - Micro Business Enterprises) for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School & PLC Q, located at 15851 S.W. 112 Street, Miami, Florida 33196, Project Number 01528700, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $17,500 for Part 1 services; and

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

F-29 COMMISSIONING OF LEGO CONSTRUCTION CO., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT DR. GILBERT L. PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PLC Q, LOCATED AT 15851 S.W. 112 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33196, PROJECT NUMBER 01528700

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission LEGO Construction Co., as Construction Management at-Risk firm (Sheltered Market - Small Business Enterprise) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School and PLC Q, located at 15851 S.W. 112 Street, Miami, Florida 33196, Project Number 01528700, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $27,200 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-30 COMMISSIONING OF GILI-MCGRAW ARCHITECTS, L.L.P., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER (SHELTERED MARKET - MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS (PHASE I) AT PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 7351 S.W. 128 STREET, PINECREST, FLORIDA 33156, PROJECT NUMBER 01529900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Gili-McGraw Architects, L.L.P., as Architect/Engineer (Sheltered Market - Micro Business Enterprises) for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations (Phase I) at Palmetto Middle School, located at 7351 S.W. 128 Street, Pinecrest, Florida 33156, Project Number 01529900, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $15,800 for Part 1 services; and

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

F-31 COMMISSIONING OF J.R.T. CONSTRUCTION, CO., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS (PHASE I) AT PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 7351 S.W. 128 STREET, PINECREST, FLORIDA 33156, PROJECT NUMBER 01529900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission J.R.T. Construction, Co., as Construction Management at-Risk firm (Sheltered Market - Small Business Enterprise) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations (Phase I) at Palmetto Middle School, located at 7351 S.W. 128 Street, Pinecrest, Florida 33156, Project Number 01529900, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $25,300 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-32 AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND AGREEMENT WITH ASSET BUILDERS L.L.C., DBA MESSAM CONSTRUCTION, TO REFLECT THE COMPANY’S GRADUATION FROM MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TO SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STATUS AS A SHELTERED MARKET CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $1 MILLION EACH

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize Amendment to the Agreement with Asset Builders L.L.C., dba Messam Construction, to reflect the company’s graduation to Small Business Enterprise status as a Sheltered Market Construction Management at-Risk firm for Miscellaneous Projects up to $1 million each.

F-33 AUTHORIZATION FOR A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANTS SHELTERED MARKET FOR SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AGREEMENTS FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS WITH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS UP TO $1.0 MILLION EACH, UNDER THE SAME TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES AS THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENTS, AS AMENDED, WITH THE FOLLOWING FIRMS:

  • DESIGN2FORM, L.L.C.
  • EASTERN ENGINEERING GROUP COMPANY
  • FERGUSON GLASGOW SCHUSTER SOTO, INC.
  • GILI-MCGRAW ARCHITECTS, L.L.P.
  • JSA GROUP, INC.
  • MARTIN A. D. YABOR & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • MAX WOLFE STURMAN ARCHITECT, INC.
  • NYARKO ARCHITECTURAL GROUP, INC.

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize a one-year extension to the Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultants Sheltered Market for Small Business Enterprises Agreements for miscellaneous projects with construction budgets up to $1.0 Million each, under the same terms, conditions and fees, as the original Agreements, as amended, with the following firms:

  • Design2Form, L.L.C.
  • Eastern Engineering Group Company
  • Ferguson Glasgow Schuster Soto, Inc.
  • Gili-McGraw Architects, L.L.P.
  • JSA Group, Inc.
  • Martin A. D. Yabor & Associates, Inc.
  • Max Wolfe Sturman Architect, Inc.
  • Nyarko Architectural Group, Inc.

F-34 AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE CURRENT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT-RISK (CMR) MISCELLANEOUS (CMR-M) SHELTERED MARKET, SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, AGREEMENTS FOR PROJECTS UP TO $1 MILLION CONSTRUCTION BUDGET EACH, FOR ONE YEAR, UNDER THE SAME TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES AS THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENTS, WITH THE FOLLOWING TEN FIRMS; (revised)

  • M.A.C. CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • JCI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • CARIVON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
  • PIONEER CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
  • LEE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC.
  • STONEHENGE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • LEGO CONSTRUCTION CO.d2 CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • CANYON CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • ASSET BUILDERS, L.L.C. D/B/A MESSAM CONSTRUCTION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize an extension of the Construction Manager at-Risk Miscellaneous for Sheltered Market, Small Business Enterprise, Agreements for Projects up to $1 Million Construction Budget each, for one year, under the same terms, conditions and fees as the original Agreements, as amended, with the following ten firms:

  • M.A.C. Construction, Inc.
  • JCI International, Inc.
  • Carivon Construction Company
  • Pioneer Construction Management Services, Inc.
  • LEE Construction Group, Inc.
  • Stonehenge Construction, Inc.
  • LEGO Construction Co.
  • d2 Construction, Inc.
  • Canyon Construction, Inc.
  • Asset Builders, L.L.C. d/b/a Messam Construction

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 8 on Project Number 01329500, General Obligation Bond funded replacement, Bunche Park Elementary School, for an additional cost of $92,953.72

B-2. Change Order Number 9 on Project Number 01138500, General Obligation Bond funded school replacement, Frederick Douglass Elementary School for an additional cost of $18,260.28

F-41 AWARD TO TGSV ENTERPRISES, INC., THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM ADDITION PROJECT FOR MIAMI ARTS STUDIO 6-12 AT ZELDA GLAZER, LOCATED AT 15015 S.W. 24 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33185; PROJECT NUMBER 01543800

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to TGSV Enterprises, Inc., the General Obligation Bond funded auditorium and classroom addition project at Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer School, located at 15015 S.W. 24 Street, Miami, Florida 33185; Project Number 01543800; on the basis of the lowest Base Bid in the amount of $10,857,518.00.

F-42 AWARD TO STATE CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING CORPORATION, THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED BUILDING 04 REPLACEMENT- PHASE 1 AT MIAMI BEACH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 2231 PRAIRIE AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139; PROJECT NUMBER 01339400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to State Contracting & Engineering Corporation, the General Obligation Bond funded building 04 replacement- Phase 1 at Miami Beach Senior High School, located at 2231 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139; Project Number 01339400; on the basis of the lowest Base Bid in the amount of $2,680,300.00.

F-43 AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO STOBS BROS. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT MIAMI SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATED AT 150 SOUTH ROYAL POINCIANA BOULEVARD, MIAMI SPRINGS, FLORIDA 33166; PROJECT NUMBER 01434900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award the Guaranteed Maximum Price to Stobs Bros. Construction Company for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at Miami Springs Middle High School, located at 150 South Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Miami Springs, Florida 33166; Project Number 01434900, in the amount of $3,792,216.00 which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $170,730.00.

F-44 AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 13100 N.W. 12 AVENUE, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33168; PROJECT NUMBER 01432700

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award the Guaranteed Maximum Price to D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at Benjamin Franklin K-8 School, located at 13100 N.W. 12 Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33168; Project Number 01432700, in the amount of $6,937,332.00 which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $306,180.00

F-45 AWARD TO VEITIA PADRON, INCORPORATED, THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED CLASSROOM ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS AT ETHEL KOGER BECKHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4702 S.W. 143 COURT, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139; PROJECT NUMBER 01426100

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to Veitia Padron, Incorporated, the General Obligation Bond funded classroom addition and renovations at Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary School, located at 4702 S.W. 143 Court, Miami, Florida 33175; Project Number 01426100; on the basis of the lowest Base Bid in the amount of $5,476,240.00.

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 three (3) delineated applications for contractor prequalification for a period of one (1) year.

2. Approve the Proposed Single Bid Limit Increase for one (1) delineated application.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 9140, CITIZEN’S ADVISORY COMMITTEES; 6840, AUDIT AND BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND BYLAW 0165.1, AGENDAS

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 initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board Policies 9140, Citizen’s Advisory Committees, 6840; Audit and Budget Advisory Committee; and Bylaw 0165.1, Agendas.

G-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 2431, INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS; 5200, ATTENDANCE; AND 8340, LETTERS OF REFERENCE

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 initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board policies 2431, Interscholastic Athletics; 5200, Attendance; and 8340, Letters of Reference.

G-3 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 2111, PARENT INVOLVEMENT – A HOME-SCHOOL-DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP; 2261, TITLE I SERVICES; 2271, DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS; 2370.01, VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION; 2510, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND RESOURCES; AND TO REPEAL AND REPLACE 5111.01, HOMELESS STUDENTS

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 initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board Policies 2111, Parent Involvement – A Home-School-District Partnership; 2261, Title I Services; 2271, Dual Enrollment Programs; 2370.01, Virtual Instruction; 2510, Instructional Materials; and Resources and to Repeal and Replace 5111.01, Homeless Students.

G-4 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. SILVIA T. JARDINES, DOAH CASE NO. 17-5165TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida accept the resignation of Silvia T. Jardines effective as of January 29, 2018.

G-5 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. WILLIAM L. ALEXANDER, DOAH CASE NO. 18-0527

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida accept the resignation of William L. Alexander effective as of February 6, 2018.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-1 REVIEW OF PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO CRITICAL INCIDENTS AT SCHOOL SITES, AMEND STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO INCLUDE URGENT LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS FOR FUNDING TO ENHANCE SCHOOL AND STUDENT SAFETY, AND COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR MS. PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida,

1. request that the Superintendent to review protocol and procedures associated with responding to critical incidents at school sites and report back to the School Board by March 21, 2018;
2. modify the Board’s Legislative Priorities at both the State and Federal levels to include the urgent request for funding to enhance school and student safety; and
3. request that the County and local municipalities collaborate with M-DCPS to provide an ongoing additional law enforcement presence around local school facilities as possible.

H-2 MATTERS RELATED TO THE POSITION OF CHIEF AUDITOR (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR MS. PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

a. select and appoint an Interim Chief Auditor not to exceed a period of six (6) months;

b. authorize the Chair to negotiate and execute an employment agreement with the Interim Chief Auditor on behalf of the Board; and

c. direct the Superintendent to initiate a search which provides for a national awareness of the position of Chief Auditor in order to identify a pool of qualified candidates for consideration pursuant to Board Policy 6840; and

d. prior to the negotiation of the employment contract for the position of permanent Chief Auditor, the Board shall conduct a workshop.

H-4 SCHOOL BOARD JOIN IN PROMOTING APRIL 22, 2018 AS EARTH DAY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in promoting April 22, 2018 as Earth Day and authorize the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in this celebration.

H-5 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD PROMOTE MARCH 2018 AS FLORIDA BIKE MONTH, ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY FESTIVITIES, AND RECOGNIZE THE BIKESAFE PROGRAM (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promote March 2018 as Florida Bike Month, encourage participation in the National Bike to School Day festivities, and recognize the BikeSafe Program for its efforts in improving bicycle safety at middle schools.

H-6 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZE AND OBSERVE MARCH 2018 AS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH TO BE CELEBRATED AT ALL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognize and observe March 2018 as Women’s History Month to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 REQUEST THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO RECOGNIZE APRIL 2018 AS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize April 2018 as National Autism Awareness Month.

H-9 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ENDORSE FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 10, 2018 AND FATHERS IN ACTION & ADVOCACY WEEK, MAY 5-11, 2018 (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse Fathers in Education Day, May 10, 2018 and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week, May 5-11, 2018 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-10 HOURLY/PART TIME EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION DURING STATE OF EMERGENCIES (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of initiating rulemaking procedures, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to codify, in either existing or new School Board Policy, the provision for ensuring that after each declared state of emergency in which regularly scheduled work days were lost, all available options be considered in allowing hourly and part-time employees, who were regularly scheduled to work, to make up for potential time not worked and report back to the Board no later than May 16, 2018.

H-11 ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2, 2018 AS READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 2, 2018, as Read Across America Day.

H-12 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO REVIEW CURRENT SAFETY AND SECURITY EMERGENCY OPERATING PROCEDURES, THE LATEST TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE, AND APPLICABLE SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES TO ENSURE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S PREPAREDNESS TO UNDERTAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION WITH ALL CRITICAL INCIDENTS 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 to review current safety and security emergency operating procedures, the latest training opportunities available, and applicable School Board policies to ensure the school district’s preparedness to undertake appropriate action with all critical incidents in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and report back to the Board by May 16, 2018.

H-13 EXPLORATION OF COMPENSATION FOR PART-TIME/HOURLY EMPLOYEES DURING MANDATED SCHOOL/DISTRICT CLOSURES

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

1. Review the legal, contractual, and policy guidelines for the compensation of hourly/part-time employees during a mandated closure of schools and/or district offices caused by a declaration of a state of emergency.

2. Explore the feasibility of providing compensation hourly/part-time employees during a mandated closure of schools and/or district offices caused by a declaration of a state of emergency.

3. Make any policy recommendations to the Board regarding a plan of action, where legally, contractually, and permissible pursuant to Board policy, to compensate hourly/part-time employees during a mandated closure of schools and/or district offices caused by a declaration of a state of emergency.

4. Provide an update to the Board no later than May 16, 2018.

H-14 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF OUR STUDENTS THROUGH RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: 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 relevant Board Policy, in the manner described herein, to whenever practicable as determined by the chair, present recognition, resolution, and proclamation items given to students, prior to any other honorary presentations during the 11:00 a.m. portion of the regular Board meetings.

H-15 PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO HAITIAN AND IMMIGRANT STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES THAT MAY BE IMPACTED FROM AN END TO TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS (revised)

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

1. Determine the Haitian and immigrant students enrolled in M-DCPS and their families, and employees where needed, that may be impacted by an end to TPS on or before July 22, 2019 to:

a. Reaffirm the District’s commitment to protecting and supporting students enrolled in M-DCPS and their families that may be impacted by an end to TPS;

b. Ensure that District and school-site employees that work with students and families are provided with relevant information to assist them in assisting and supporting students enrolled in M-DCPS and their families that may be impacted by an end to TPS;

c. Make available targeted, intentional counseling and support to students enrolled in M-DCPS and their families that may be experiencing trauma and/or bullying due to alleged vile, divisive, offensive, and condescending statements made regarding TPS and countries of origins and that may also be impacted by an end to TPS;

d. Provide information regarding TPS and related support services offered through the M-DCPS to adult learners enrolled in M-DCPS;

e. Work with approved and appropriate community-based organizations that share the same mission and purpose in assisting and supporting children, youth, adults, and families that will be impacted by an end to TPS for Haitians and other immigrants; and

2. Provide an update to the Board by October 22, 2018.

H-16 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018 AS SOCIAL WORK MONTH AND THE WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2018 AS SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK WEEK IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the month of March, 2018 as Social Work Month and the week of March 4-10, 2018 as School Social Work Week in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-17 COMMUNITIES OF EXCELLENCE 2026 (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to review the feasibility of collaborating and establishing a partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital for the Communities of Excellence 2026 initiative for the West Kendall area and report back to the board no later than March 31, 2018.

H-18 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, conduct a workshop to discuss potential revisions to Board Policy 0153 – Appointees.

H-19 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD COLLABORATE IN PROMOTING AWARENESS OF THE UPCOMING OPERATIONS OF BRIGHTLINE TRAINS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, collaborate with Brightline in promoting awareness in our schools and community of the upcoming operations of Brightline trains in Miami-Dade County.

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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