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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

MARCH 18, 2015 REGULAR BOARD MEETING 11:00 A.M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*
(Following the conclusion of the regular agenda, but no later than approximately 6:30 P.M.)

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING, should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 158, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015.

Speakers Supplemental List will generally be posted on Tuesday PM or Wednesday AM prior to the meeting. To view a history of the changes to the Agenda click here.

Citizens who wish to speak on matters not on the agenda, or on agenda items that appear on the consent agenda, will be heard at the public hearing. The total time allotted for the public hearing shall not exceed one and one-half hours.

Pursuant to Board Policy 0169.1, a person not scheduled in advance to speak on a non-agenda topic must submit, either before or during the regularly scheduled meeting, a written request to the Chair. Board members present at the meeting must vote by a majority for the person to be heard.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, seeks public input and participation. However, the public purpose is not served when citizens become disorderly or disrupt the meeting. Accordingly, the Chair may order the removal from any School Board meeting of any person interfering with the expeditious or orderly process of the meeting provided the Chair has first issued a warning that continued interference with the orderly processes of the meeting will result in removal. Any law enforcement authority or a sergeant-at-arms designated by Chair shall remove any person ordered removed pursuant to this section §1001.372 (3), Fla.Stat.
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11:00 A. M.

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

Pursuant to its Policies, proposed Board member resolutions, endorsements, and proclamations will be presented at 11:00 a.m. Upon vote being taken, the Board will recess to present the approved resolutions, endorsements, and proclamations, to which all persons are invited. The Superintendent’s Special Orders shall follow the Board Member presentations.

The Board will then reconvene the regular public meeting, including other hearings, in accordance with Policies of the Board, at 1:00 p.m.

H-3 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-022 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST TO BE APRIL 12 THROUGH APRIL 19, 2015 INCLUDING THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE KNOWN AS YOM HASHOAH, APRIL 16, 2015, TO BE OBSERVED IN ALL OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-022 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust to be April 12 through April 19, 2015 including the Day of Remembrance known as Yom Hashoah, April 16, 2015, to be observed in all of Miami-Dade County’s public schools.

H-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-016 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROCLAIMING APRIL 2015 AS CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-016 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2015 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE 2014 WALKSAFE STATEWIDE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize and congratulate the winners of the 2014 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-018 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP MIAMI (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-018 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Leadership Miami.

H-11 Request approval of resolution NO. 15-019 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing the Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the year and rookie teacher of the year (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-019 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year.

H-12 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-020 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING IRA D. HALL FOR HIS SUPPORT OF INCREASING STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY 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. 15-020 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ira Hall for his support of
increasing students' knowledge of African-American history in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-13 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-021 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING RADIO CARACOL FOR SPONSORING PREMIOS COPA DORADA (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-021 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Radio Caracci for sponsoring Premios Copa Dorada.

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-023 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. ROSA JONES (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MlNDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-023 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Rosa Jones.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-024 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. VALERIE RILES (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-024 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Valerie Riles.

H-17 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING RUTH A. KARP

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-025 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ruth A. Karp for her contributions.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Madie Ives Elementary School Music Students
  • South Miami K-8 Center Music Students

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • February 3 and 24, 2015

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • February 11, 2015 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 2)

  • The Miami City Ballet
  • Magnet Schools of America (MSA) Awards Recognition
  • FY 2016 State Budget Scenario

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: JANUARY 16, 2015 – FEBRUARY 12, 2015

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 1069.

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 March 19, 2015, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-22 CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, contractually employ Ms. Kenasha Paul, effective March 19, 2015, as Administrative Assistant to Board Member, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall; and Ms. Maloy Castro Morales, effective February 19, 2015 and Ms. Fanny Fiero, effective March 2, 2015 as Administrative Assistants to Board Member, Ms. Lubby Navarro.

D-23 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO A COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TEACH FOR AMERICA, INC. FOR THE TEACH FOR AMERICA PROGRAM FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR WITH ANNUAL RENEWALS FOR THE 2016-2017 AND 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEARS

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

1. Extend the exception previously granted to Teach For America, Inc., for specific expertise in field, in accordance with School Board Policy 6320 and under the Board’s authority to make further exceptions on a case-by-case basis;

2. Enter into a contractual agreement between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Teach For America, Inc., for the 2015-2016 school year not to exceed $765,000;

3. Renew this contractual agreement annually for up to two additional years, at a cost not to exceed:

a. $680,000 for the 2016-2017 school year;

b. $680,000 for the 2017-2018 school year; and

4. Negotiate and present to the Board, for approval at a subsequent meeting, a lease agreement to provide District space to Teach For America, Inc., under mutually agreeable terms and conditions for the duration of the contract.

D-55 DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR EMPLOYEES (revised)

1)   RECOMMENDED  ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION – SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY

30 WORKDAYS
MANIE B. HANNAH – TEACHER
HIALEAH GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

5 WORKDAYS
RINNA I. DICKSON – PARAPROFESSIONAL III
GULFSTREAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  

7 WORKDAYS
SARAHYD RODRIGUEZ  – TEACHER
SOUTHWEST MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

20 WORKDAYS
KAREN D. WILLIAMS – TEACHER
RICHMOND HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL

30 CALENDAR DAYS
MICHAEL A. JOHNSON – CUSTODIAN
NORTH MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

5 WORKDAYS
RACHEL ST. FORT – TEACHER
PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

20 CALENDAR DAYS
JUAN M. ACEVEDO – MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST
STORES AND MAIL DISTRIBUTION  

3 CALENDAR DAYS
TAVARIS C. JACKSON – CUSTODIAN
POINCIANA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7 CALENDAR DAYS
MARGARET O. LLOYD – LEAD CUSTODIAN
POINCIANA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

30 CALENDAR DAYS
BALBINA F. QUISPE – LEAD CUSTODIAN
VIRGINIA A. BOONE/HIGHLAND OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2)   RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS 
NICHOLAS N. FORBES – SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTHEAST TRANSPORTATION CENTER 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS 
RAYNALD VALBRUN – SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTHEAST TRANSPORTATION CENTER 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
ARDEBREOYN D. JOHNSON – SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
NINA M. COOPER – SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
CENTRAL WEST TRANSPORTATION CENTER 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
MARCELLA E. PALMER-KEYS – BUS AIDE
JACK SCHEE TRANSPORTATION CENTER 

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
MARIA G. ALONSO – TEACHER
SHENANDOAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

1. agreed upon disciplinary action; and

2. disciplinary action, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing or grievance/arbitration proceeding.

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

  1. A)   Ms. Manie B. Hannah, Teacher, Hialeah Gardens Elementary School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) workdays, effective March 19, 2015.
  2. B)   Ms. Rinna I. Dickson, Paraprofessional III, Gulfstream Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) workdays, effective March 19, 2015.
  3. C)   Ms. Sarahyd Rodriguez, Teacher, Southwest Miami Senior High School, suspension without pay for seven (7) workdays, effective March 19, 2015.
  4. D)   Ms. Karen D. Williams, Teacher, Richmond Heights Middle School, suspension without pay for twenty (20) workdays, effective March 31, 2015.
  5. E)   Mr. Michael A. Johnson, Custodian, North Miami Senior High School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  6. F)    Ms. Rachel St. Fort, Teacher, Pinecrest Elementary School, suspension without pay for five (5) workdays, effective March 23, 2015.
  7. G)   Mr. Juan M. Acevedo, Material Distribution Specialist, Stores and Mail Distribution, suspension without pay for twenty (20) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  8. H)   Mr. Tavaris C. Jackson, Custodian, Poinciana Park Elementary School, suspension without pay for three (3) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  9. I)     Ms. Margaret O. Lloyd, Lead Custodian, Poinciana Park Elementary School, suspension without pay for seven (7) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  10. J)    Ms. Balbina F. Quispe, Lead Custodian, Virginia A. Boone/Highland Oaks Elementary School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.

2)   That the School Board approve the Superintendent’s recommendation for disciplinary action, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing or grievance/arbitration proceeding, if requested, in the following manner:

  1. A)   Mr. Nicholas N. Forbes, School Bus Driver, Northeast Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  2. B)   Mr. Raynald Valbrun, School Bus Driver, Northeast Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  3. C)   Ms. Ardebreoyn D. Johnson, School Bus Driver, North Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  4. D)   Ms. Nina M. Cooper, School Bus Driver, Central West Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  5. E)   Ms. Marcella E. Palmer-Keys, Bus Aide, Jack Schee Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective March 19, 2015.
  6. F)    Ms. Maria G. Alonso, Teacher, Shenandoah Elementary School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective March 19, 2015.

D-65 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF THREE NEW CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACTS AND TWO AMENDED CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACTS (revised 2)

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

1. Approve three (3) new charter contracts with:

a. AcadeMir Charter Schools, Inc., on behalf of AcadeMir Preparatory Academy, for a term of five years, commencing with the 2015-2016 school year and ending on June 30, 2020, and

b. Sports Leadership and Management Foundation, Inc., on behalf of:

i. Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) High School – North Campus, (i.) for a term of five years; (ii.) to share a permanent facility located at 18300 N.W. 89th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33018; Folio Nos. 30-2009-001-0140 & 30-2009-001-0150, with Mater Academy West and Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Middle School – North Campus, commencing with the 2016-2017 school year and ending on June 30, 2021;

ii. Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Middle School – North Campus, (i.) for a term of five years; (ii.) to share a permanent facility located at 18300 N.W. 89th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33018; Folio Nos. 30-2009-001-0140 & 30-2009-001-0150, with Mater Academy West and Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) High School – North Campus commencing with the 2016-2017 school year and ending on June 30, 2021.

2. Approve two (2) amended charter school contracts with:

a. Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, Inc., on behalf of Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, to increase enrollment from 360 students to a maximum of 378 students in its first year of operation of its charter school contract, commencing with the 2015-2016 school year, and ending on June 30, 2020; and

b. Mater Academy, Inc., on behalf of Mater Virtual Academy Charter Middle/High, to change the administrative office address to conduct business at Mater Lakes Middle/High School, located at 17300 N.W. 87th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33015, commencing with the 2015-2016 school year and ending on June 30, 2018.

3. Approve a Reduction-in-Force/Layoff as needed, only to the extent described in this item as Total Initial Loss, in accordance with School Board policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

D-66 PROPOSED RENAMING OF SKYWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ZELDA GLAZER MIDDLE SCHOOL, CUTLER BAY ACADEMY OF ADVANCED STUDIES - CUTLER RIDGE CAMPUS AND CUTLER BAY ACADEMY OF ADVANCED STUDIES – CENTENNIAL CAMPUS

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

1. Skyway Elementary School to Dr. Frederica S. Wilson/Skyway Elementary School.

2. Zelda Glazer Middle School to Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer.

3. Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies - Cutler Ridge Campus to Cutler Bay Middle School.

4. Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies - Centennial Campus to Cutler Bay Senior High School.

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

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-22 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assigned to an alternative school/program for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

2. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-31 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assigned to an alternative school/program for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2014-2015 school year, the 2015 summer session, and the 2015-2016 school year;

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

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

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

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING JANUARY 2015

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending January 2015.

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS (revised 2)

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 36 OF 126 CHARTER SCHOOLS AND TWO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements for 36 of 126 Charter Schools and Two Community Based Organizations Operating During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014.

E-88 STATE OF FLORIDA AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT NO. 2015-089 - MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OPERATIONAL AUDIT (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the State of Florida Auditor General Report No. 2015-089 – Miami-Dade County District School Board Operational Audit.

E-89 AUDIT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) APPEALS PROCESS (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audit of Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Appeals Process.

E-141 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD ON TERM CONTRACTS

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

Approve the supplemental award increase of $253,000 and amend the total contract award to $553,000, on Contract No. 009-LL08 – TRANSPORTATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS, to purchase, at firm unit prices, transportation for special needs students from various locations within Miami-Dade County, during the term of the contract, effective January 12, 2015 through January 11, 2016. This supplemental award is necessary to facilitate the transportation of additional special needs students as the need arises. This supplemental amount requested is based on the next five (5) months anticipated usage.

Fund Source
0100 General

AMLOGCO, LLC
520 WEST DYER ROAD
SANTA ANA, CA 92707
OWNER: CRAIG PUCKETT, PRESIDENT

ORIGINAL AWARD AMOUNT $300,000
PREVIOUS SUPPLEMENTAL $30,510
THIS SUPPLEMENTAL $253,000

E-142 REJECT BID NO. 053-NN09 – INTERCOM, MASTER CLOCK AND PA SOUND SYSTEMS – TURNKEY INSTALL AND REPAIR

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 053-NN09 – INTERCOM, MASTER CLOCK AND PA SOUND SYSTEMS – TURNKEY INSTALL AND REPAIR, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

E-143 REJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-14-006-MT – ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT FIRM SERVICES

REJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-14-007-MT – BRANDING AND MARKETING CONSULTING SERVICES REJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-14-014-VF – STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS FOR K-3

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

1. reject Request For Proposals No. RFP-14-006-MT – ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT FIRM SERVICES, to permit rebidding at a later date, which may include revised specifications;

2. reject Request For Proposals No. RFP-14-007-MT – BRANDING AND MARKETING CONSULTING SERVICES, to permit rebidding at a later date, which may include revised specifications; and

3. reject Request For Proposals No. RFP-14-014-VF – STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS FOR K-3, to permit rebidding at a later date, which may include revised specifications.

E-146 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-14-021-MT – TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Request For Proposals No. RFP-14-021-MT– TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES, to provide qualified and experienced travel agency services for District staff and/or student travel event services, during the term of the RFP, effective March 18, 2015, through March 17, 2018, including the above-referenced contract options to renew for two (2) one year periods, as follows:

1. CLOSE UP FOUNDATION
1330 BRADDOCK PLACE, SUITE 400
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
OWNER/OFFICER: ERIC ADYDAN

2. BUSINESS TRAVEL ADVISORS
8095 N.W. 12 STREET, SUITE 316
DORAL, FLORIDA 33126
OWNER/OFFICER: SERGIO L. BARRERA

3. EF CULTURAL TRAVEL, LTD AND ITS AFFILIATE
EF INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE, INC.
8 EDUCATION STREET
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02141
OWNER/OFFICER: ALINA PUENTES

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

F-1 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS AT JOHN A. FERGUSON AND MIAMI SPRINGS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, AT NO COST TO THE DISTRICT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to finalize negotiations and execute Agreements with Florida Power & Light Company to implement Solar Photovoltaic demonstration projects at John A. Ferguson and Miami Springs Senior High Schools, at no cost to the District.

F-2 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:
1) PROTECT THE SYSTEM'S FINANCIAL INTEREST IN ANY AND ALL TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, SPECIFIC TO ITS LEASEHOLD INTEREST IN STATE-OWNED LAND;
2) AS NEEDED EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ACCEPTING PAYMENT OF $7,250,000 FROM THE COUNTY, TO TERMINATE THE SCHOOL BOARD'S LEASEHOLD INTEREST ON APPROXIMATELY 44.5 ACRES OF LAND LEASED FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA;
3)
ACCEPT CONTRIBUTION OF $1,000,000 SPREAD EQUALLY OVER FIVE YEARS TO SUPPORT INTERNSHIPS IN A NUMBER OF
ACADEMIES FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS;
4) TERMINATE THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT OF $7 ,250,000 FROM THE COUNTY; AND
5) EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS OR AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE ABOVE THE TRANSACTIONS (revised good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to:
1. protect the System's financial interest in any and all transactions betvveen Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida, specific to its leasehold interest in State-owned !and;
2. as needed, execute an agreement with Miami-Dade County accepting payment of $7,250,000 from the County, to terminate the School Board's leasehold interest on approximately 44.5 acres of land leased from the State of Florida;
3. accept a contribution of $1,000,000 spread equally over five years to support internships in a number of academies for senior high school students;
4. terminate the lease agreement with the State upon receipt of payment of $7,250,000 from the County; and
5. execute any other documents or agreements necessary to effectuate the above transactions.

F-22 TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT FOR CONVENIENCE WITH PADRON CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, terminate for convenience the Agreement with Padron Construction, Inc., as Construction Management at-Risk firm, pursuant to the conditions stipulated in the body of the Agenda item.

F-23 AUTHORIZATION TO REPLACE JOHNSON, AVEDANO, LOPEZ, RODRIGUEZ & WALEWSKI ENGINEERING GROUP, INC., AS THE MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SUB-CONSULTANT WITH LOUIS J. AGUIRRE & ASSOCIATES, INC., IN THE AGREEMENT WITH ACAI ASSOCIATES, INC., AS ARCHITECTURAL/ ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $2 MILLION EACH

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the replacement of Johnson, Avedano, Lopez, Rodriguez & Walewski Engineering Group, Inc., as the Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Sub-Consultant with Louis J. Aguirre & Associates, Inc., in the Agreement with ACAI & Associates, Inc., as Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant (A/EPC) for Miscellaneous Projects up to $2 Million each.

F-60 REJECT BID NO. 064-PP09 – BARD AND MARVAIR AIR CONDITIONERS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 064-PP09 – BARD AND MARVAIR AIR CONDITIONERS, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

F-61 REJECT BID NO. 060-PP10 – SALE OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT S.W. 74 AVENUE AND THEORETICAL S.W. 43 STREET

REJECT BID NO. 069-PP10 – SALE OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT S.W. 157 AVENUE AND S.W. 45 STREET

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

1. Reject Bid No. 060-PP10 – SALE OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT S.W. 74 AVENUE AND THEORETICAL S.W. 43 STREET, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

2. Reject Bid No. 069-PP10 – SALE OF BOARD-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT S.W. 157 AVENUE AND S.W. 45 STREET, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

F-80 AUTHORIZATION TO APPROVE THE PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve three (3) new applications for contractor prequalification.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

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. 15-022 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST TO BE APRIL 12 THROUGH APRIL 19, 2015 INCLUDING THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE KNOWN AS YOM HASHOAH, APRIL 16, 2015, TO BE OBSERVED IN ALL OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-022 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust to be April 12 through April 19, 2015 including the Day of Remembrance known as Yom Hashoah, April 16, 2015, to be observed in all of Miami-Dade County’s public schools.

H-4 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to explore the implementation of a promotional campaign that raise awareness in our community about social work and personalize the contribution that M-DCPS social workers bring to our students and families.

H-5 UPDATE OF PROCEDURES AND POLICIES TO PERMIT STUDENT PAYMENTS ONLINE (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent of Schools to initiate rulemaking proceedings, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, amending applicable School Board Polices to permit all students to pay for such products as school pictures, field trips, and yearbooks online or through other electronic means.

H-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-016 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROCLAIMING APRIL 2015 AS CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-016 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2015 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF APRIL 19-25, 2015 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK AND APRIL22, 2015 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the endorsement of April 19-25, 2015 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 22, 2015 as Administrative Professionals Day.

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE 2014 WALKSAFE STATEWIDE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize and congratulate the winners of the 2014 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-018 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP MIAMI (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-018 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Leadership Miami.

H-11 Request approval of resolution NO. 15-019 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing the Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the year and rookie teacher of the year (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-019 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year.

H-12 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-020 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING IRA D. HALL FOR HIS SUPPORT OF INCREASING STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY 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. 15-020 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ira Hall for his support of
increasing students' knowledge of African-American history in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-13 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-021 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING RADIO CARACOL FOR SPONSORING PREMIOS COPA DORADA (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-021 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Radio Caracci for sponsoring Premios Copa Dorada.

H-14 JUVENILE DIABETES (TYPE 1) AWARENESS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, create an awareness plan with partnerships of community based organizations to inform students, parents, teachers, employees and our community about the symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1).

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-023 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. ROSA JONES (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MlNDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-023 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Rosa Jones.

H-16 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-024 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. VALERIE RILES (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-024 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Valerie Riles.

H-17 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 15-025 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING RUTH A. KARP

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 15-025 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ruth A. Karp for her contributions.

H-18 EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY AND COST ASSOCIATED WITH IMPLEMENTING A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND DATABASE FOR APPLICABLE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DOCUMENTS AND/OR FORMS (revised)

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

1. (deleted)

2. Explore the cost and feasibility of incorporating a centralized management system for documents and/or forms,
including but not limited to, affiliating agreements and facility use agreements, that will allow M-DCPS documents and/or forms to be fillable on line, extract information provided, form useful databases and/or tracking systems, improve storage/retention, as well as any other applicable/necessary functions that will allow for increased
efficiency and effectiveness with current and future systems; and
3 Create a gradual implementation plan to include but not limited to, a timetable for completion, documents and/or forms to be included in each phase of the plan, key data that will be capable of being retrieved, and costs associated with each phase. This plan should allow for the gradual increase of documents and/or forms that can be filled out and
submitted online, which will allow for information to be collected, as well as properly centralized, tracked, cataloged
and stored. In addition, the plan should include method(s) for individuals without computer access to have their
information inputted into the system.

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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