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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

NOVEMBER 19, 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., NOVEMBER 17, 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-4 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-099 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA FOR ITS WORK IN THE COMMUNITY AND ACKNOWLEDGING NOVEMBER AS “NATIONAL EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH”

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-099 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida for its work in the community, and acknowledging November as “National Epilepsy Awareness Month.”

H-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-104 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING MR. PEDRO PABLO PENA (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-104 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Mr. Pedro Pablo Pena for his outstanding contributions to the community.

H-8 Request for approval of Resolution NO. 14-101 of THE SCHOOL Board of Miami-Dade county, Florida, endorsing the participation of Miami-dade county public schools in a food drive in support of Camillus HOUSE

Action proposed BY Dr. wilbert “TEE” HOLLOWAY: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-101 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in a food drive in support of Camillus House.

H-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-102 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GLADES MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-102 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Glades Middle School Concert Jazz Band.

H-10 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-106 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING THE 2014 FLORIDA HISPANIC HERITAGE ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS WINNERS FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-106 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2014 Florida Hispanic Heritage Essay and Art Contest winners from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-11 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-105 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MILAGROS “MILLIE” FORNELL (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-105 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Milagros “Millie” Fornell.

H-13 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-103 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GOLF-IN GALS CLUB INC. (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-103 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Golf-In-Gals Club, Inc.

H-14 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-107 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW) MIAMI SECTION

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Miami Section.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-108 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JOSE ”EL NIÑO” RIBALTA

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-108 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jose “El Niño” Ribalta.

H-18 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SUN LIFE FINANCIAL AND THEIR SUN LIFE RISING STAR AWARDS RECIPIENT, JUNIOR APPO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-109 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Rising Star Awards Recipient, Junior Appo.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Glades Middle School Concert Jazz Band

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS: September 4, 2014 and November 4, 2014

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES: October 7, 2014 School Board Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Resolutions and Recognitions (11:00 a.m.)
  • Proposed Board Member Initiatives
  • Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

 

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

  • System Accreditation by AdvancEd

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-3 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT’S DIGITAL CLASSROOMS PLAN TO OBTAIN FUNDING UNDER THE FLORIDA DIGITAL CLASSROOMS ALLOCATION (H.B. 5101)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Digital Classrooms Plan developed by the Office of School Choice and Innovation.

C-30 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION, DENIAL OF ONE CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS AND APPROVAL OF ONE AMENDED CHARTER CONTRACT

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

1. 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 AcadeMir Charter School, Inc., on behalf of AcadeMir Preparatory Academy.

2. Deny one charter school application for Juntos Academy, Inc., on behalf of Juntos Academy Middle School.

3. Approve one amended charter school contract with The Doral Academy, Inc., on behalf of Doral Academy High School to add a permanent campus located at the corner N.W. 25th Street and N.W. 112th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172 (Folio No. 35-3030-042-0020), commencing with the 2016-2017 school year and ending on June 30, 2026.

C-50 EXPULSION AND ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-6 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assign to alternative school/programs for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

2. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-7 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assign to alternative school/programs for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

3. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-8 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assign to alternative school/programs for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

4. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-9 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assign to alternative school/programs for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

5. provide educational services in alternative school/programs during the term of the expulsion; and

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

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

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

1. out-of-country field trip to San José and Monteverde, Costa Rica, for the students at Palmetto Middle School.

2. out-of-country field trip to Montreal and Quebec City, Canada, for the students at Ponce de Leon Middle School.

C-71 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS TO LEASE FACILITIES FOR THE 2014-2015 GRADUATION EXERCISES AND TO PAY FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GRADUATION (revised 3)

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

1. enter into contractual agreements with the following sites for graduation rehearsals and exercises, May 27, 2015, through June 5, 2015:

  • Area Stage Company at the Riviera Theater
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
  • Coral Gables Women’s Club
  • Florida International University Graham Center
  • Florida International University U. S. Century Bank Arena
  • Florida International University Wertheim Center
  • Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
  • James L. Knight Center
  • Jungle Island Tree Top Ballroom
  • Manuel Artime Theater
  • Miami-Dade County Auditorium
  • Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Auditorium, Barry University
  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
  • University of Miami BankUnited Center

2. enter into agreements for indemnification of the graduation sites listed above; and

3. authorize payment for charges incurred to lease the facilities and to pay for ancillary services associated with graduation, e.g., stagehands, electricians, ushers, parking and parking attendants, and the rental of audio-visual equipment, plants, chairs, pianos, crowd control dividers, and the rental of caps and gowns for District and Region administrators who will attend graduations as platform guests at a total cost not to exceed $397,944.00.

The appropriation for these items is included in the General Fund of the 2014-2015 Adopted Budget.

C-73 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ACCEPT A DONATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,133,330 FROM FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS PROGRAM (FIUASAS), TO OPERATE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ENRICHMENT/FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS PROGRAM DURING THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to receive donations of goods and services in an amount not to exceed $1,133,330, from Florida International University After-School All-Stars Program (FIUASAS), to operate The Middle School Enrichment/Florida International University After-School All-Stars Program during the 2014-2015 school year.

C-80 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR FOUR PROGRAMS FROM MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES 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 four programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics Enrichment (SECME) Stars III, in the approximate amount of $560,000, for the grant period of August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015;

United States Department of Education (USDOE) for funding under the Turnaround School Leaders Program, in the approximate amount of $2,131,505, for the grant period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2017;

c. United States Department of Justice for funding under the Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe program, in the approximate amount of $4,273,799, for the grant period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2017; and

d. United States Department of Education (USDOE) for funding under the Project Prevent Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $2,900,618, for the grant period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2019.

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:

a. Q. Q. Research, in the approximate amount of $25,200, to support the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program for Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics Enrichment (SECME) Stars III; and West Ed, in the approximate amount of $1,334,785, to support the Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe program.

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

4. retain funds from the 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.

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – OCTOBER 8, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the instructional and non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations as included in Personnel Action Listing 1065.

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 November 20, 2014, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-22 ACCEPTANCE OF RESIGNATIONS - DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PROGRAM (DROP) LISTING 33

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, accept the resignations from employment of those Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) participants, included in DROP Listing 33, as of the dates indicated in the agenda item.

D-24 APPROVAL OF PERSONAL LEAVE FROM TEACHING DUTIES - DR. MARTIN KARP

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, grant a personal leave of absence from teaching to Dr. Martin Karp for a one-year period, effective November 20, 2014.

D-25 RATIFICATION OF THE 2014-2015 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REOPENER CONTRACT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE UNITED TEACHERS OF DADE (revised)

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

D-26 APPROVE THE 2014-15 COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS FOR MANAGERIAL EXEMPT PERSONNEL AND CONFIDENTIAL EXEMPT PERSONNEL (good cause)

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

1. Approve a compensation adjustment of 2.0% for eligible Managerial Exempt Personnel (MEP) employees, pending evaluation.
2. Approve a compensation adjustment of 2.0% for eligible Confidential Exempt Personnel (CEP) employees, pending evaluation, and adjust the salary range accordingly.

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

5 CALENDAR DAYS
DELAWRENCE L. POWELL - CUSTODIAN
FREDERICK DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10 CALENDAR DAYS
WILLIAM C. ESKRIDGE- REFRIGERATION MECHANIC II
MAINTENANCE SERVICE CENTER II

30 WORKDAYS
ALDRIC E. JOHNSON - SCHOOL SECURITY MONITOR
HAMMOCKS MIDDLE SCHOOL

10 WORKDAYS
ELYSE J. BLUM - TEACHER
HIALEAH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

30 WORKDAYS
ROSELIN HERNANDEZ - TEACHER
GERTRUDE K. EDELMAN/SABAL PALM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
15 CALENDAR DAYS
ANTONETTA N. DAVIS - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
MARGARET A. DOWDY - BUS AIDE
SOUTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
JAMEL E. GLOVER - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
ANGELA L. LEE - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
DEBRA PORTER - BUS AIDE
SOUTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

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

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

A) Mr. Delawrence L. Powell, Custodian, Frederick Douglass Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective November 20, 2014.

B) Mr. William C. Eskridge, Refrigeration Mechanic !I, Maintenance Service Center II, suspension without pay for ten (10) calendar days, effective November 20, 2014.

C) Mr. Aldric E. Johnson, School Security Monitor, Hammocks Middle School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) workdays, effective November 20, 2014.

D) Ms. Elyse J. Blum, Teacher, Hialeah Senior High School, suspension without pay for ten (10) workdays, effective November 20, 2014.

E) Ms. Roselin Hernandez, Teacher, Gertrude K. Edelman/Sabal Palm Elementary School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) workdays, effective November 20, 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. Antonetta N. Davis, School Bus Driver, South Transportation Center, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective November 20, 2014.

B) Ms. Margaret A Dowdy, Bus Aide, South Transportation Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective November 20, 2014.

C) Ms. Jamel E. Glover, School Bus Driver, North Transportation Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective November 20, 2014.

D) Ms. Angela L. Lee, School Bus Driver, South Transportation Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective November 20, 2014.

E) Ms. Debra Porter, Bus Aide, South Transportation Center, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective Novemeber 20, 2014.

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

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

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

E-2 NON-EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INVENTORY REPORTS FOR JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2014

RECOMMENDED: The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Non-Expendable Personal Property Inventory Deletions containing 2,316 items with a depreciated cost of $147,485 and Recoveries containing 13 items with a depreciated cost of $3,677 to update the records for July, August and September 2014.

E-36 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION TO PROVIDE SNACKS/MEALS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR PROGRAMS FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2014, THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2015

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to enter into contractual agreements with community agencies for the Department of Food and Nutrition to provide snacks/meals for participants in their programs from November 20, 2014, through August 19, 2015.

E-141 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD ON TERM CONTRACT

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

Contract No. 076-NN10 – OUTSIDE AGENCIES QUALIFIED TO OPERATE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT-RISK STUDENTS #2, is to provide services to at-risk and/or adjudicated school-age youth, in grades 6-12, within Miami-Dade County, Florida, for School Operations/Alternative Education. The agencies will provide educational services to at-risk and adjudicated school-age youth, in grades 6-12, in multiple settings. The services may include: improve student achievement, improve attendance, increase graduation rate, reduce dropout rate, and provide personal, social and career development skills, during the term of the contract, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, including extensions thereof. This supplemental award is requested due to a change based on the 2013-2014 revenue, per FTE allocation.

These figures are subject to change, if state revenues are prorated, and contracts will be adjusted accordingly, if necessary. The District funds the contracts at 95% of the basic FTE, based on actual student attendance.

Fund Source

0100 – General

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS, INC.
218 S.E. 14 STREET, TS202
MIAMI, FL 33131
SHERRY THOMPSON FIORDANO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ORIGINAL AWARD AMOUNT $296,320
PREVIOUS SUPPLEMENTAL $0
THIS SUPPLEMENTAL $92,533

E-142 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RONALD L. BOOK, P.A., BECKER AND POLIAKOFF, P.A., AND FLORIDA SCHOOL SERVICES, INC., PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 14-005-MT – LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AUTHORIZE the Superintendent of Schools, to enter into contractual services agreements between The School Board of Miami Dade County, Florida, and Ronald L. Book, P.A., Becker and Poliakoff, P.A. and Florida School Services, Inc., pursuant to Request For Proposals No. 14-005-MT – LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT SERVICES, to provide state legislative consulting services for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, during the term of the proposal, effective November 19, 2014 through November 18, 2017, and for each subsequent extension thereto, as follows:

1. RONALD L. BOOK, P.A.
18851 N.E. 29 AVENUE, SUITE 1010
AVENTURA, FLORIDA 33180
OWNER: RONALD L. BOOK, ESQ., PRESIDENT/C.E.O.

2. BECKER AND POLIAKOFF, P.A.
121 ALHAMBRA PLAZA, 10 FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA 33134
SHAREHOLDER: YOLANDA M. CASH JACKSON, ESQ.

3. FLORIDA SCHOOL SERVICES, INC.
9737 N.W. 41 STREET, SUITE 359
DORAL, FLORIDA 33178
OWNER: THOMAS A. CERRA, PRESIDENT

4. Authorize extensions for two (2) additional one (1) year periods, at the District’s sole discretion, based on contractor performance.

E-143 TERMINATE AWARD ON CONTRACT NO. 086-NN05 – OFFICE SUPPLIES

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

TERMINATE Contract No. 086-NN05 – OFFICE SUPPLIES, effective November 19, 2014, as follows:

OFFICE DEPOT, INC.
6600 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL
BOCA RATON, FL 33496
OWNER: NEIL AUSTRIAN, C.E.O.

OFFICE MAX NORTH AMERICA, INC.
263 SHUMAN BOULEVARD
NAPERVILLE, IL 60563
OWNER: RAUL SALIGRAM, C.E.O.

OFFICE EXPRESS SUPPLIES, INC.
8005 WEST 20 AVENUE
HIALEAH, FL 33014
OWNER: BLANCA GARCIA, C.F.O.

E-144 REJECT BID NO. 019-PP05 – CUSTODIAL PAPER PRODUCTS, JUMBO ROLLS AND DISPENSERS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 019-PP05 – CUSTODIAL PAPER PRODUCTS, JUMBO ROLLS AND DISPENSERS, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

E-145 REJECT BID NO. 036-PP04 - DISTRICT SOFTWARE LICENSING AND SPECIAL PURCHASING AGREEMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 036-PP04 – DISTRICT SOFTWARE LICENSING AND SPECIAL PURCHASING AGREEMENT, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

E-200 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 8510, WELLNESS POLICY

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 8510, Wellness Policy.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

F-1 RENEWAL OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH FDG FLAGLER STATION II, LLC, FOR 25 FACULTY PARKING SPACES FOR THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4001 NE 2 AVENUE, MIAMI

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the renewal of the lease agreement with FDG Flagler Station II, LLC, for 25 faculty parking spaces for the Design and Architecture Senior High School, at an annual rental rate of $16,380.40. The renewal period will commence December 18, 2014 and end December 17, 2015. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement will remain unchanged.

F-2 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1. FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE USE AGREEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY FOR THE USE OF BASEBALL FACILITIES AT CORAL REEF PARK BY MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL; AND

2. GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE NON-EXCLUSIVE USE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELLING OR TERMINATING THE AGREEMENT

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

1) finalize negotiations and execute an amendment to the Non- exclusive Use Agreement with the Village of Palmetto Bay for the use of baseball facilities at Coral Reef Park by Miami Palmetto Senior High School, to extend the term until May 30, 2018, and in conformance with the other terms noted in the agenda item; and

2) grant or deny all approvals required under the Non-Exclusive Use Agreement, including renewing, extending, cancelling or terminating the Agreement.

F-22 COMMISSIONING OF WOLFBERG ALVAREZ & PARTNERS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED REMODEL/ RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT HIALEAH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 251 EAST 47 STREET, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33013, PROJECT NO. 01337800

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded Remodel/Renovations Project at Hialeah Senior High School, located at 251 East 47 Street, Hialeah, Florida 33013, Project No. 01337800, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $800,000 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 SILVA ARCHITECTS, LLC, AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED K-8 CONVERSION ADDITION AND RENOVATION PROJECT AT MADIE IVES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 20770 NE 14 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33179, PROJECT NO. 01337500 (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Silva Architects, LLC, as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded K-8 Conversion Addition and Renovations at Madie Ives Elementary School, located at 20770 NE 14 Avenue, Miami, FL 33179, Project No. 01337500, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $743,716 for A/E Basic Services; and

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

F-24 COMMISSIONING OF LAURA M. PEREZ & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR PROGRAM AND MASTER PLAN OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) FUNDED PARTIAL REPLACEMENT & RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT CUTLER BAY ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, CUTLER RIDGE CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 19400 GULFSTREAM ROAD, CUTLER BAY, FLORIDA 33153, PROJECT NO. 01339200

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Laura M. Perez & Associates, Inc, as Architect/Engineer of Record for Programming & Master Plan Services General Obligation Bond (GOB) Partial Replacement & Renovation Project at Cutler Bay Academy For Advance Studies, Cutler Ridge Campus, located at 19400 Gulfstream Road, Cutler Bay, Miami, Florida 33157, Project No. 01339200, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $42,000 to develop a Final Scope Definition Program and Master Plan; 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-25 GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE (GMP) JAMES 8. PIRTLE CONTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., FOR THE PHASED REPLACEMENT OF MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 1050 N.W. 195 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33169; PROJECT NO. 00223200 (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the GMP contract for James B. Pirtle Construction Company Inc., for the phased replacement of Miami Norland Senior High School located at 1050 N.W. 195 Street, Miami, Florida, 33169, Project No. 00223200 in the amount of $34,270,883, which includes contingency in the amount of $1,095,199.

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve one (1) new application and two (2) single bid limit increase applications for contractor prequalification.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 FINAL READING: PROPOSED ADOPTION OF NEW POLICY 6465, COMMERCIAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, AND AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 6320, PURCHASING. (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt new policy 6465, Commercial Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion, and amendments to Board Policy 6320, Purchasing, and authorize the Superintendent to file the new and amended policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective November 19, 2014.

G-2 PROVISION OF THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE FOLLOWING MATTER: Suzy Milano v. School Board Miami Dade County, Florida and Ava Goldman, Case No. 13-23961-CIV- Gayles

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Office of the School Board Attorney to provide or secure legal representation for the legal defense of the current School Board employee who is individually named as a defendant in the case of Suzy Milano v. The School Board Miami Dade County, Florida and Ava Goldman, Case No. 13-23961-CIV- Gayles.

G-3 PROVISION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE FOLLOWING MATTER: Londan Davis v. City of Homestead, Neftali Baez, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Riverwalk I Preservation, L.P., Autonation, Inc., d/b/a Maroone Nissan of Kendall and Carmax Auto Superstores, Inc., d/b/a Carmax Service Center, Case No 13-16230 CA 15

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Office of the School Board Attorney to provide or secure legal representation for the legal defense of bus driver, Neftali Baez in the case known as Londan Davis v. City of Homestead, Neftali Baez, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Riverwalk I Preservation, L.P., Autonation, Inc., d/b/a Maroone Nissan of Kendall and Carmax Auto Superstores, Inc., d/b/a Carmax Service Center, Case No 13-16230 CA 15.

G-4 SUSPENSION: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. PRISCILLA PARRIS - DOAH CASE NO. 14-0271TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adopt the Recommended Order of the Administrative Law Judge in its entirety as its Final Order in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Priscilla Parris, DOAH Case No. 14-0271TTS, rescinding Respondent’s thirty (30) workday suspension without pay.

G-5 1) INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 632CL02, SMALUMICRO BUSINESS
ENTERPRISE PROGRAM AND MINORITY/WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION; AND

2) AUTHORIZATION TO RETAIN TO FURTHER DISPARITY STUDY'S FINDINGS (revised)

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

  1. That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:
  2. 1) Initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend School Board Policy
    6320.02, Small/Micro Business Enterprise Program and MinorityM!omen Business Enterprise Certification; and
    2) Authorize the School Board Attorney to retain the services of EuQuant, Inc., at an hourly rate not to exceed $198.00, to further review the findings of the Disparity Study.

G-7 REQUEST APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT OF PRE-EXISTING OUTSIDE COUNSEL CONTRACT - PETERSON & ESPINO, P.A.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, pursuant to the authority granted at the July 17, 2013 School Board meeting further authorize the Office of the School Board Attorney to contract on behalf of The School Board for legal services with the Taylor, Espino, Vega & Touron, P.A. law firm at the discounted rates and under the same terms and conditions previously approved by the School Board.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 EDUCATING PARENTS ABOUT Computer science PROGRAMS/applications that are AVAILABLE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, research and make available to parents, teachers and students via the M-DCPS website information about available computer science programs and applications for elementary school-aged children and insure that the same is also available through the individual elementary school websites throughout the district.

H-4 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-099 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA FOR ITS WORK IN THE COMMUNITY AND ACKNOWLEDGING NOVEMBER AS “NATIONAL EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH”

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-099 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida for its work in the community, and acknowledging November as “National Epilepsy Awareness Month.”

H-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-104 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING MR. PEDRO PABLO PENA (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-104 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Mr. Pedro Pablo Pena for his outstanding contributions to the community.

H-6 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DISTRICT WEBSITE

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to develop a “Frequently Asked Questions” section for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools website and explore the implementation of other user-friendly improvements.

H-8 Request for approval of Resolution NO. 14-101 of THE SCHOOL Board of Miami-Dade county, Florida, endorsing the participation of Miami-dade county public schools in a food drive in support of Camillus HOUSE

ACTION PROPOSED BY Dr. wilbert “TEE” HOLLOWAY: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-101of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in a food drive in support of Camillus House.

H-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-102 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GLADES MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-102 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Glades Middle School Concert Jazz Band.

H-10 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-106 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING THE 2014 FLORIDA HISPANIC HERITAGE ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS WINNERS FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-106 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2014 Florida Hispanic Heritage Essay and Art Contest winners from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-11 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-105 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MILAGROS “MILLIE” FORNELL (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-105 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Milagros “Millie” Fornell

H-12 MINDFULNESS PROFESSIONAL AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida direct the Superintendent to explore the adoption of Mindfulness practices to include professional development for administrators, teachers, and employees, as well as its use with student learners and relevant applications to classroom practices and curriculum.

H-13 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-103 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GOLF-IN GALS CLUB INC. (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve Resolution No. 14-103 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Golf-In-Gals Club, Inc.

H-14 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-107 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW) MIAMI SECTION

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Miami Section.

H-15 COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 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-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-108 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JOSE ”EL NIÑO” RIBALTA

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-108 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jose “El Niño” Ribalta.

H-18 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SUN LIFE FINANCIAL AND THEIR SUN LIFE RISING STAR AWARDS RECIPIENT, JUNIOR APPO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-109 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Rising Star Awards Recipient, Junior Appo.

H-19 EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL HOMELESS STUDENTS, NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESS AWARENESS WEEK, AND THE HOMELESS TRUST’S HOMELESS AWARENESS DAY (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Qade County,
Florida direct the Superintendent to partner, whenever feasible, with local and county agencies seeking federal assistance to address the needs of our homeless students; explore the feasibility of adult and vocational program involvement in developing alternative housing options; and continue to support National Hunger and Homeless
Awareness Week, The Homeless Trust's Homeless Awareness Day and enhance efforts to engage students in related advocacy and volunteer efforts.

H-20 TEACHING ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA INTERNATIOAL UNIVERSITY (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY SUSIE CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent:

1. Investigate the feasibility of implementing a Teaching Academy at Ronald Reagan/Doral Sr. High School, in partnership with Florida International University's College of Education, for the 2015-2016 school year;

2. Provide a response on the feasibility of creating/implementing a Teaching Academy at Ronald Reagan/Doral Sr. High on or before the January 14, 2015 Miami-Dade County School Board meeting.

H-21 WIRELESS REPEATERS (revised good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, research what wireless range extenders will provide a feasible extension of our M-DCPS WiFi to access points up to one mile from our school facilities, with the understanding that Miami-Dade County and several
municipalities have committed to purchasing these wireless repeaters for M-DCPS.

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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