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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

DECEMBER 10, 2014 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., DECEMBER 8, 2014.

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 FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-111 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MILAGROS “MILLIE” FORNELL

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-111 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Milagros “Millie” Fornell.

H-6 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE 2015 TEEN DRIVER SAFETY CONTEST

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the 2015 Teen Driver Safety Contest.

H-9 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-114 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER CARLOS DEVARONA (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-114 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing School Liaison Office Carlos Devarona.

H-10 request APPROVAL OF resolution NO. 14-113 OF the school Board of Miami-Dade county, Florida, RECOGNIZing The FATHERHOOD READING SQUAD: LEADERS FOR READERS PROGRAM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT "TEE" HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-113 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Fatherhood Reading Squad:
Leaders For Readers Program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-12 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 14-112 RECOGNIZING The Compassionate Friends – Miami Chapter, for its volunteer and advocacy efforts in support grieving families in our community (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-112 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing The Compassionate Friends - Miami Chapter, for its volunteer and advocacy efforts in support of grieving families in our community.

H-15 SUPPORT OF THE FLORIDA TAX SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICE (revised good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MR. CARLOS CURBELO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-115 ofThe School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, opposing the lawsuit, McCall v. Scott, and respectfully urges the above-named plaintiffs to withdraw it for the good of the students and low-income families who depend on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship to attend the schools of their choice.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-116 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING AMARILUS SIERRA (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-116 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Amarillis Sierra.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • December Student Performance

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • November 20, 2014

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • November 18, 2014 Organizational Meeting
  • November 19, 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

  • Miami Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Recognizing The Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney of the 11th Judicial Circuit of
        Miami-Dade for her work against the trafficking of children

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-1 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVE THE 2014-2015 EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (EESAC) MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the 2014-2015 Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) rosters.

C-2 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVE THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the 2014-2015 School Improvement Plans.

C-30 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve one charter school application and authorize the Superintendent to negotiate a contract reflecting the contents of the application as approved by the School Board for Miami Children’s Museum Charter School, Inc., on behalf of Miami Children’s Museum Charter School North Campus.

C-70 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SCHOOL CALENDARS FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR:

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2015-2016, WITH A START DATE OF AUGUST 24, 2015

ADULT/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2015-2016, WITH A START DATE OF AUGUST 24, 2015

JUVENILE JUSTICE EDUCATION SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2015-2016, WITH A START DATE OF JULY 9, 2015

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

1. the Elementary and Secondary School Calendar – 2015 - 2016, with a start date of August 24, 2015;

2. the Adult/Vocational Education School Calendar – 2015 - 2016, with a start date of August 24, 2015; and

3. the Juvenile Justice Education School Calendar – 2015 - 2016, with a start date of July 9, 2015.

C-72 PROPOSED RENAMING OF D.A. DORSEY EDUCATIONAL CENTER, SOUTH DADE EDUCATIONAL CENTER, GEORGE T. BAKER AVIATION SCHOOL, LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER, MIAMI LAKES EDUCATIONAL CENTER, AND ROBERT MORGAN EDUCATIONAL CENTER

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

1. waive the Educational Facilities Naming/Renaming Committee Process; and

2. accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to rename D.A. Dorsey Educational Center, South Dade Educational Center, George T. Baker Aviation School, Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center, Miami Lakes Educational Center, and Robert Morgan Educational Center.

C-73 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS TO TRAVEL OUT-OF-COUNTRY

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

1. out-of-country field trip to Milan, Italy; Monaco; Nice, France; and Barcelona, Spain, for the students at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2. out-of-country field trip to Berlin, Dresden, Dachau, Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Lucerne, Switzerland, for the students at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High Senior

3. out-of-country field trip to London, Stratford, Kent, England; and Paris, France, for the students at Homestead Senior High School

4. out-of-country field trip to Paris, France, for the students at Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School

5. out-of-country field trip Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Spain; Carcassonne, Provence, Avignon, France; and Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Italy, for the students at Miami Beach Senior High School

6. out-of-country field trip to London, England; Paris, France; Central Swiss Alps; and Florence, Assisi, Rome, Italy, for the students at Miami Beach Senior High School

7. out-of-country field trip to Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal, for the students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School

C-80 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR TWO PROGRAMS FROM A FUNDING SOURCE AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANTS

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

1. accept grant awards for two programs from:

a. Corporation for Public Broadcasting under the Radio Community Service Grant, in the approximate amount of $457,295, for the grant period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2016; and

b. Corporation for Public Broadcasting under the Television Community Service Grant, in the approximate amount of $1,233,876, for the grant period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2016.

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

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

4. retain funds from the grants 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 amounts approved or as amended by the granting agency; such appropriations to be reported periodically to the Board;

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

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

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

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

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: OCTOBER 9, 2014 – NOVEMBER 20, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the instructional and non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leave and separations as included in Personal Action Listing 1066.

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 above for appointments and lateral transfers to be effective December 11, 2014, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-22 RATIFICATION OF THE 2014-2015 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REOPENER CONTRACT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE DADE COUNTY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, ratify the 2014-2015 Tentative Agreement reopener contract with DCSAA effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

D-23 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 21, 2014 THROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field for the period of October 21, 2014 through November 18, 2014.

D-24 IO SALARY SCHEDULE AND GO SALARY SCHEDULE (revised)

1. APPROVE THE AMENDED IO SALARY SCHEDULE TO COMPLY WITH NEW MINIMUM WAGE FOR AFFECTED POSITIONS AND EXPAND THE RANGE FOR INTERN;

2. ESTABLISH THE POSITIONS OF CLERICAL ASSISTANT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANT ON THE IO SALARY SCHEDULE;

3. APPROVE THE AMENDED GO SALARY SCHEDULE FOR PART-TIME COMMUNITY AND AFTER-SCHOOL CARE EMPLOYEES TO COMPLY WITH NEW MINIMUM WAGE FOR AFFECTED POSITIONS; AND

4. APPROVE SALARY ADJUSTMENTS FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015

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

1. amended IO Salary Schedule to comply with new minimum wage for affected positions and expand the range for Intern;

2. established positions of Clerical Assistant and Financial Assistant on the IO salary schedule;

3. amended GO Salary Schedule for part-time community and after-school care employees to comply with new minimum wage for affected positions; and

4. salary adjustments for affected employees effective January 1, 2015.

D-25 RATIFICATION OF THE 2014-2015 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REOPENER CONTRACT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1184 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, ratify the 2014-2015 Tentative Agreement reopener contract with AFSCME effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

D-26 RATIFICATION OF THE 2014-2015 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REOPENER CONTRACT AND THE 2015 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAM MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE DADE COUNTY SCHOOL MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE COMMITTEE (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, ratify the 2014-2015 Tentative Agreement reopener contract with DCSMEC effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, and the 2015 Employee Benefit Program MOU with DCSMEC.

D-27 CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, contractually employ Mr. Cedric A. McMinn as Administrative Assistant to Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, effective November 26, 2014.

D-28 APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CHRISTOPHER BROWN and THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME), LOCAL 1184 – FMCS CASE No. 140502-55721-3

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the proposed Settlement Agreement in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Christopher Brown, FMCS Case No. 140502-55721-3 suspending Grievant without pay for seven (7) calendar days plus requiring Grievant to reimburse the District for sixteen (16) hours, under the conditions specified in the Settlement Agreement.

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

5 CALENDAR DAYS
LAZARA RAMOS - CUSTODIAN
BISCAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10 CALENDAR DA VS
TEANDER TOLES - CUSTODIAN
JOHN KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL

10 WORKDAYS
ROSLYN O'BRIEN - PARAPROFESSIONAL I
HIALEAH MIDDLE SCHOOL

15 WORKDAYS
QUENESSA T. THOMAS - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSISTANT
RAINBOW PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
JANNETT A. PUSEY - TEACHER
AVENTURA WATERWAYS K-8

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
JOSE R. BUSTOS - SCHOOL SECURITY MONITOR
G. HOLMES BRADDOCK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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. Lazara Ramos, Custodian, Biscayne Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective December 11, 2014.

B) Mr. Teander Toles, Custodian, John F. Kennedy Middle School, suspension without pay for ten (10) calendar days, effective December 11, 2014.

C) Ms. Roslyn O'Brien, Paraprofessional I, Hialeah Middle School, suspension without pay for ten (10) workdays, effective December 11, 2014.

D) Ms. Quenessa T. Thomas, Elementary School Assistant, Rainbow Park Elementary School, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) workdays, effective December 11, 2014.

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. Jannett A. Pusey, Teacher, Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective December 11, 2014.

B) Mr. Jose R. Bustos, School Security Monitor, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective December 11, 2014.

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 2014

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

E-25 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE TREASURY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida receive the annual report of the activities of the Treasury Advisory Committee for 2014.

E-26 APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 14-110 AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING ON AN ADVANCE BASIS OF UP TO $360,000,000 COP SERIES 2015A TO REFUND $326,210,000 COP SERIES 2007A & 2007B

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution 14-110 authorizing the refunding on an advance basis of up to $360,000,000 COP Series 2015A to refund all or a portion of COP Series 2007A & 2007B.

E-66 APPROVAL OF PREMIUM EQUIVALENT RATES FOR DISTRICT SELF INSURED HEALTHCARE PROGRAM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2015

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the monthly premium equivalent rates for benefit eligible full and part time employees, eligible COBRA participants, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents for associations (Managerial Exempt Personnel, Confidential Exempt Personnel) and unions in agreement with plan design and contribution changes for the self-funded medical program administered by Cigna Healthcare effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015 as described in the agenda item.

E-86 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014.

E-141 LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY BY LPS OF AMERICA, INC., TO TRANSACT NEW BUSINESS WITH THE BOARD FOR A PERIOD OF FOURTEEN (14) MONTHS PURSUANT TO BOARD POLICY 6320, DEFAULT BY VENDOR, DUE TO DEFAULT ON CONTRACT NO. 018-PP10 – COMMERCIAL LEASING OF PARKING FACILITIES AT N.E. 14 STREET AND N.E. 2 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida: REQUIRE that LPS of America, Inc. lose eligibility to transact new business with the Board for a period of fourteen (14) months, pursuant to Board Policy 6320, Default by Vendor.

E-142 AWARD BID NO. ITB-14-015-VF – COMMERCIAL LEASING OF PAVED-PARKING FACILITIES (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. ITB-14-015-VF - COMMERCIAL LEASING OF PAVED-PARKING FACILITIES, for the commercial leasing of the parking facilities located at Coconut Grove Elementary School, 3351 Matilda Street, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133, and parking facilities located at the corner of N.E. 14 Street and N.E. 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132, effective for one (1) year, with two (2) one (1) year extension options. The contract for each location will commence upon the awardee satisfying all preconditions of the lease agreement, including, without limitation, obtaining any and all necessary licenses, permits, use approval or other approval(s), as required for the use of the parking lots by the local government of other governmental agencies.

1. AMERICAN CAR PARKS, INC.
501 N.E. 1 AVENUE, SUITE 102
MIAMI, FL 33132
OWNER: RICARDO A. METRAL, PRESIDENT

Coconut Grove Parking Lot Annual Rate Offered @ $66,000 per year.

2. OMNI VALET SERVICES, LLC
1100 S.E. 14 STREET
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33441
OWNER: JOHN DANIELS

SBAB Parking Lot Highest Annual Rate Offered @ $96,996 per year.

3. Authorize the Superintendent of Schools to grant or deny all approvals required under the lease agreement with the awarded vendors at each location, including renewing, cancelling and/or terminating the lease agreements;

4. Authorize the Superintendent of Schools to award contracts to the vendor offering the next highest annual rental rate at each location, in the event the District is unable to consummate lease agreement with the awarded vendor at
one or both locations; and

5. Direct that the rental income generated by the lease agreements be distributed as follows:
a. For the Coconut Grove Parking Lot, 60% to Coconut Grove Elementary School and 40% to the District; and
b. For the SBAB Parking Lot, 100% to the District.

AGENDA FOR MEETING OF
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD FOUNDATION, INC.

The annual meeting of the Miami-Dade County School Board Foundation, Inc. (The “Foundation”) will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 immediately following the “E” items of the meeting of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Agenda Items are:

  1.   A. Call to Order
  1.   B. Close Agenda
  1.   C. Purpose of Meeting
    1.     1) Elections of Officers:
              Chair
              Vice Chair
              Superintendent of Schools - President and Secretary
              Chief Financial Officer - Vice President and Treasurer
              Treasurer - Assistant Secretary
    2.     2) Acceptance of Transmittal of Annual Budget and Audited Financial Statement Relating         to Foundation

    3) Consideration of Resolution 14-05 with respect to the issuance of Certificates of         Participation, Series 2015A in a principal amount not to exceed $360,000,000,         authorizing execution of Amended and Restated Schedules 2007A-1, 2007A-2, 2007-1 and         Schedule 2007-2 to the Master Lease Purchase Agreement and related documents in         connection with the advance refunding of all or a portion of Series 2007A and 2007B         Certificates of Participation.

       D) Other Business and Adjournment

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

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 $48,232 and in the event there are, at the time of transfer, insufficient available funds in a structure from which to transfer the indicated amount in the agenda item, 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-22 COMMISSIONING OF RODRIGUEZ ARCHITECTS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED K-8 CONVERSION ADDITION, REMODELING & RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT WEST HOMESTEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1550 SW 6 STREET, HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA 33030, PROJECT NO. 01336300 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Rodriguez Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded K-8 Conversion Addition, Remodeling & Renovations project at West Homestead Elementary School, located at 1550 SW 6 Street, Homestead, Florida 33030, Project No. 01336300, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $500,000 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-23 COMMISSIONING OF R.J. HEISENBOTTLE ARCHITECTS, PA, AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD SHELTERED MARKET FOR SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED RENOVATIONS (PROJECT NO. 01433400) AND NON-GOB-FUNDED ADDITION, REMODEL, RENOVATIONS (PROJECT NO. 01436100) AT DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4001 NE 2 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33137 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, PA, as Architect/Engineer of Record Sheltered Market for Small Business Enterprises for General Obligation Bond (GOB) funded Renovations (Project No. 01433400) and Non-GOB-funded Addition, Remodel, Renovations (Project No. 01436100) at Design & Architecture Senior High School, located at 4001 NE 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137, as follows:

1. a lump sum fee of $320,000 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 AUTHORIZATION TO REPLACE TAIN-RAMIREZ, INC., AS THE ALTERNATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER SUB-CONSULTANT WITH M. HAJJAR & ASSOCIATES, INC., IN THE AGREEMENT WITH LAURA M. PEREZ & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT (A/EPC) FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $2 MILLION EACH.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the replacement of Tain-Ramirez, Inc., as the Alternate Structural Engineer Sub-Consultant with M. Hajjar & Associates, Inc., in the Agreement with Laura M. Perez & Associates, Inc., as Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant (A/EPC) for Miscellaneous Projects up to $2 Million each.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF 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 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to promulgate 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.

G-2 SETTLEMENT OF POTENTIAL LIABILITY UNDER COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT (“CERCLA”) FOR DISPOSAL OF WASTE IN DISPOSAL SITE LOCATED IN ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve and execute the Agreement to join the PRP Group for the Philip Services Site.

G-3 RESCISSION OF SUSPENSION: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. KRISHNA CHANDRA-DAS, DOAH Case No. 14-2149TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida enter a Final Order accepting the Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Order in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Krishna Chandra-Das, DOAH Case No. 14-2149TTS, rescinding Respondent’s fifteen (15) workday suspension without pay.

G-4 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY- PERSONNEL/LABOR AND ASSISTANT SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY - BUSINESS OPERATIONS (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the employment contract for Christopher J. La Piano, Esq., for the position of Assistant School Board Attorney – Personnel/Labor, and
of Ms. Ronda Vangates, Esq., for the position of Assistant School Board Attorney - Business Operations.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-111 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MILAGROS “MILLIE” FORNELL

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-111 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Milagros “Millie” Fornell.

H-4 COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County accept the Council of Great City Schools 58th Annual Fall Conference materials and update as provided by its Board appointee and Council Executive Board member.

H-5 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOIN IN PROMOTING THE COLLEGE FAIR AND DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENCOURAGE ALL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE “2015 MIAMI NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR” ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in promoting the College Fair and direct the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2015 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February22, 2015.

H-5 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOIN IN PROMOTING THE COLLEGE FAIR AND DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENCOURAGE ALL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE “2015 MIAMI NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR” ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in promoting the College Fair and direct the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2015 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February22, 2015.

H-6 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE 2015 TEEN DRIVER SAFETY CONTEST

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the 2015 Teen Driver Safety Contest.

H-8 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOIN IN SUPPORTING FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 14, 2015 AND FATHERS IN ACTION & ADVOCACY WEEK, MAY 11-15, 2015

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in supporting Fathers in Education Day, May 14, 2015 and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week, May 11-15, 2015.

H-9 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-114 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER CARLOS DEVARONA (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-114 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing School Liaison Office Carlos Devarona.

H-10 request APPROVAL OF resolution NO. 14-113 OF the school Board of Miami-Dade county, Florida, RECOGNIZing The FATHERHOOD READING SQUAD: LEADERS FOR READERS PROGRAM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT "TEE" HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-113 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Fatherhood Reading Squad:
Leaders For Readers Program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-11 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TASK FORCE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and review the recommendations of the Ethics Advisory Committee Task Force and take any appropriate action.

H-12 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 14-112 RECOGNIZING The Compassionate Friends – Miami Chapter, for its volunteer and advocacy efforts in support grieving families in our community (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-112 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing The Compassionate Friends - Miami Chapter, for its volunteer and advocacy efforts in support of grieving families in our community.

H-13 REQUEST THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT REVIEW EXISTING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS BY SCHOOLS (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request that the Superintendent review existing guidelines and procedures delineating the types of volunteer activities that may be accepted, as well as those that are prohibited from being considered, toward students’ community service record, and recommend appropriate revisions if necessary.

H-14 LITIGATION FILED BY UNITED TEACHERS OF DADE (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, participate as a plaintiff in the litigation filed by United Teachers of Dade et al. against Carlos Gimenez in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County.

H-15 SUPPORT OF THE FLORIDA TAX SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICE (revised good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MR. CARLOS CURBELO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-115 ofThe School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, opposing the lawsuit, McCall v. Scott, and respectfully urges the above-named plaintiffs to withdraw it for the good of the students and low-income families who depend on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship to attend the schools of their choice.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-116 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING AMARILUS SIERRA (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-116 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Amarillis Sierra.

H-17 LEGAL OPINION ON UTD LAWSUIT, AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX REVENUES COLLECTION CONTRACT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND PROGRESS OF AUDIT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, that in the first week of January 2015 the following be provided to the Board (1) a written legal opinion regarding M-DCPS's potential participation in the above mentioned lawsuit; (2) a detailed analysis of the potential breach of the existing contract with Miami-Dade County regarding collection of ad valorem property tax revenues; and (3) a written update on the progress of the ongoing audit of the Value Adjustment Board.

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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