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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Miami, Florida

OFFICIAL AGENDA

FEBRUARY 13, 2019 - 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.)

 

(*Following the conclusion of the regular agenda, but no later than approximately 6:30 P.M.)

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 102, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

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

* The public hearing shall begin no later than approximately 6:30 p.m. The Chair may begin calling speakers who are present immediately following the conclusion of the regular agenda. The public hearing shall not conclude before 4:30 p.m., unless all of the speakers signed up to speak are present and have been given the opportunity to speak.

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

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

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

 

11:00 A. M.

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

 

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

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

 

B-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-008 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING STUDENTS FROM CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, CORAL REEF, CUTLER BAY, MEDICAL ACADEMY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES HOMESTEAD CAMPUS FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-008 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing students from Center for International Education, Coral Reef, Cutler Bay, Medical Academy for Science and Technology and School for Advanced Studies Homestead Campus high schools for outstanding community service

 

B-4 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-011 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE LIBERTY CITY OPTIMIST WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM (REPLACEMENT)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-011 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Liberty City Optimist Warriors Football Team

 

B-5 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-007 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT CLASS OF 2019 WILSON SCHOLARS (REPLACEMENT)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-007 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Class of 2019 Wilson Scholars.

 

B-6 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE 2019 WALKSAFE STATEWIDE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize and congratulate the winners of the 2019 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest.

 

B-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-009 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. LAURIE WEISS NUELL (REPLACEMENT)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-009 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Laurie Weiss Nuell for her contributions to our community.

 

B-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-010 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MR. JACK LOWELL

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-010 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mr. Jack Lowell

 

B-9 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 19-014 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. MAMIE E. PINDER (REPLACEMENT)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 19-014 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Mamie E. Pinder.

 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

·

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

· Miami Northwestern Senior High School Drama & Chorus Students

 

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

 

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

January 10,2019 January 15, 2019, January 17, 2019, January 22, 2019 and January 24, 2019

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

Special Board Meeting of January 14, 2019 and Regular Board Meeting of January 16, 2019

 

 

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

- Board Member Announcements *

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

(ITEMS WILL BE HEARD AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M.)

 

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

 

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

 

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

 

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

 

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

 

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

- Proposed Board Member Initiatives

- Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

 

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

  

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

  • Magnet Schools of America Awards
  • School Safety and Security

 

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

- Board Member Announcements *

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

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

 

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

 

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

 

D-20 REQUEST APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Personnel Action Listing 1116 for Instructional and Non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, separations, retirements and resignations from December 21, 2018 through January 17, 2019

 

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS AND LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018-2019 (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, reclassifications, and lateral transfers to be effective February 14, 2019, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the item and authorize compensation adjustments upon appointment and thereafter as stipulated in this item.

 

D-55 RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED:   That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Superintendent’s recommendation for disciplinary action, which has been agreed to by the employees.

A) Clifford L. Brown: suspension without pay from his position as Field Operations Specialist at Northeast Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective February 14, 2019, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 4380, Threatening Behavior Toward Staff Members. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

B) Rose G. Davidson: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Oliver Hoover Elementary School, for thirty (30) workdays, effective February 14, 2019, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; gross insubordination; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; and 3213, Student Supervision and Welfare. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.33, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A-5.056 and 6A-10.081, FAC

C) Lowitz Laurore: suspension without pay from his position as School Bus Driver at North Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective February 14, 2019, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

 

D-66 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS TO LEASE FACILITIES FOR THE 2018-2019 GRADUATION EXERCISES AND TO PAY FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GRADUATION (REVISED)

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 29, 2019 through June 6, 2019:
  2. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
    • Fair Expo Center
    • Florida International University – Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center
    • Jungle Island
    • Miami Beach Convention Center
    • Miami Dade College North Campus – William and Joan Lehman Theater
    • Miami Marine Stadium / City of Miami
    • Ocean Bank Convocation Center at FIU
    • Olympia Theater
    • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
    • Watsco Center at the University of Miami
    • Zoo Miami

  3. enter into agreements permitting waiver of the School Board’s traditional termination clause, indemnification and hold harmless clauses with the graduation sites listed above; and
  4. 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, 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 $500,000.00. This does not include costs for police services.

The appropriation for these items is included in the General Fund of the 2018-2019 Adopted Budget.

 

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

 

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER  2018

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending December 2018.

 

E-2 NON-EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INVENTORY DELETIONS AND RECOVERIES REPORT FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2018

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Non-Expendable Personal Property Inventory Deletions and Recoveries Report containing 1,467 deletions with a depreciated cost of $508,593 and 31 recoveries with a depreciated cost of $40,418 to update the records for October, November and December 2018

 

E-14  RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2018-19 GENERAL FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

  1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2018-19 General Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, decreasing revenues, appropriations and reserves by $28,333,451; and
  2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 7 of the agenda item) and the Summary of Appropriations by Function (page 12 of the agenda item).

E-15 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2018-19 CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDS MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

  1.  adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2018-19 Capital Outlay Funds Mid-Year Budget Review, accepting donations, decreasing revenues, appropriations, and reserves by $8,289,709 and documenting estimated changes in object codes, as described above and summarized on page 6 of the agenda item .
  2. authorize changes to the Five-Year Facilities Work Program which result from Resolution No.1, FY 2018-19 Capital Outlay Funds Mid-Year Budget Review

E-16  RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2018-19 DEBT SERVICE FUNDS MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

RECOMMENDED:   That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 1, FY 2018-19 Debt Service Funds Mid-Year Budget Review decreasing (1) revenue, other financing sources, and fund balance from prior year, and (2) appropriations, other financing uses, and year end fund balance by the amount of $3,000,000

 

E-17  RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2018-19 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS - OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS (CONTRACTED PROGRAMS) FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

  1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2018-19 Special Revenue Funds - Other Federal Programs (Contracted Programs) Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, increasing revenues and appropriations by $47,883,043 and
  2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 2 of the agenda item) and the Summary of Appropriations by Function (page 4 of the agenda item).

E-18 RESOLUTION NO. 1, FY 2018-19 INTERNAL SERVICE (HEALTH INSURANCE) FUND MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

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

  1. adopt Resolution No. 1, FY 2018-19 Internal Service Fund Mid-Year Budget Review, decreasing revenues net position and expenses by $3,727,000; and
  2. adopt the Summary of Revenues and Appropriations (page 3 of the agenda item).

E-35  APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 19-006 AUTHORIZING THE FORWARD REFUND OF UP TO $29 MILLION TO REFUND ALL OR A PORTION OF SERIES 2010B BAB CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution 19-006 authorizing the issuance of up to $29,000,000 refunding Certificate of Participation to refund on a forward basis all or a portion of the Series 2010B BABs COPs

 

E-67  RENEWAL OF DISTRICT’S PROPERTY INSURANCE PROGRAM

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

  1. authorize staff to enter into negotiations through its broker and secure and bind $250M in coverage limits, with annual premiums for all property insurance premiums and associated fees not to exceed $20M, inclusive of the renewal of the STORM Parametric Property Insurance Policy and excluding 2018-2019 MYSIP NCB reimbursements/premium credits and state required surcharges and assessments, effective May 1, 2019, with payment of such coverage to be funded from the District’s property insurance budget, with a full report including confirmation of coverages, carriers, deductibles, costs and terms to be submitted to the Board its meeting of May 16, 2019;
  2. authorize staff to secure and bind terrorism coverage, through its broker in the amount of $50M property damage $10M bodily injury, effective May 1, 2019 with an annual premium not to exceed $100,000, including state fees, with payment of such coverage to be funded from the District’s property insurance budget; and
  3. authorize the renewal of flood insurance at the same terms, limits and conditions as the current NFIP, with a budget not to exceed $2.1M effective for the 12-month period of May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

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E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT-SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS (REVISED)

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 26 OF 130 CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THREE (3) COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS (CBOs) OPERATING DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED:  That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements for 26_of 130 Charter Schools and Three (3) Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Operating During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018.

 

E-88 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – AUDIT OF THE DISTRICT’S SELF-INSURED HEALTHCARE PROGRAM (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED:   That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report – Audit of the District’s Self-Insured Healthcare Program.

 

E-89  SPECIAL-PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS—OPERATION OF WLRN TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Special-Purpose Financial Statements and Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants—Operation Of WLRN Television and Radio Stations for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018.

 

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARD AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANT (REVISED)

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

  1. accept one grant award from:

    a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Restart Program), in the approximate amount of $11,921,357, for the grant period of September 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

  2. enter into contractual service agreements with the agencies prescribed in the grant, with whom the School Board must contract, pursuant to Board Policy 6320 – Purchase Approval and Competitive; Bidding Process Requirements;
  3. extend these programs and contractual agreements as authorized through official notification from the granting agency in order to complete the goals of the program;
  4. retain funds from the grant in an amount not to exceed the annually negotiated indirect cost rate, as allowed and approved by the FLDOE;
  5. direct Financial Services to establish appropriations in the amount approved or as amended by the granting agency; such appropriations to be reported periodically to the Board;
  6. authorize travel out-of-state as required by the grant parameters; and
  7. eliminate any grant-funded position upon cessation of the grant funds, and place the impacted employee(s) on the Personnel Action Listing of Instructional and Non-Instructional Appointments, Reassignments, Leaves and Separations for the relevant period.

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

A meeting of the Miami-Dade County School Board Foundation, Inc. (The “Foundation”) will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 immediately following the “E” items of the meeting of The School Board of Miami-DadeCounty, Florida.

Agenda Items are:

A. Call to Order

B. Close Agenda

C. Purpose of Meeting

  1. Elections of Officers:
  2. Chair
    Vice Chair
    Superintendent of Schools - President and Secretary
    Chief Financial Officer - Vice President and Treasurer
    Treasurer - Assistant Secretary

  3. Acceptance of Transmittal of Annual Budget and Audited Financial Statement Relating to Foundation
  4. Consideration of Resolution No. 19-006 with respect of the issuance of Certificate of Participation, Series 2020A in a principal amount estimating refunding of $29,000,000, authorizing the refunding on a forward basis of all or a portion of the Certificate of Participation, Series 2010B BABs.

D. Other Business and Adjournment

 

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

 

F-1  RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF A REQUEST FROM JASMINE HOUSING, LTD, A FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FOR EXEMPTION FROM EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES IN CONNECTION WITH A HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE ELDERLY, LOCATED AT 100 AND 128 SW 22 AVENUE, 2215 SW 2 STREET AND 2228 AND 2236 SW 1 STREET, CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA 33135

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recommend approval to Miami-Dade County of a request from Jasmine Housing, Ltd., a Florida Limited Partnership (“Applicant”), in connection with a housing project for the elderly consisting of 96 housing units, located at 100 and 128 SW 22 Avenue, 2215 SW 2 Street and 2228 and 2236 SW 1 Street, City of Miami, Florida 33135.

F-2 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE TOWER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (“BROWARD”), AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS MAY BE REQUIRED, TO ALLOW BROWARD TO CONSTRUCT A NEW EQUIPMENT SHELTER ON LAND, LOCATED AT 3501 S.W. 56 AVENUE, WEST PARK, FLORIDA, TO SERVICE BROWARD’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to execute an Amendment to the Tower Agreement between the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Broward County, Florida (“Broward”), and Miami-Dade County, Florida, as may be required, to allow Broward to construct a new equipment shelter on land, located at 3501 S.W. 56 Avenue, West Park, Florida, to service Broward’s Emergency Management Communications System, under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted above.

 

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 $847,314 and in the event there are, at the time of transfer, insufficient available funds in a structure from which to transfer the indicated amount, the difference will be provided from contingencies, reserves or other accounts; and
  2.  make the changes to the five-year facilities work program resulting from these budget adjustments.

F-21 AUTHORITY TO AMEND THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB)

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

  1. adjust the capital budget related to the General Obligation Bond (GOB) in the amount of $4,747,312; and
  2. make the changes to the five-year facilities work program resulting from these budget adjustments.

F-26 AUTHORIZATION FOR A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANTS (A/EPC) SHELTERED MARKET AGREEMENTS, WITH THE SAME FEES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENTS, AS FOLLOWS:
                                                           

  1. EASTERN ENGINEERING GROUP COMPANY, (SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE), A/EPC FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS WITH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS UP TO $1.0 MILLION EACH; AND
  2. FANJUL & ASSOCIATES, L.L.C., (MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE), A/EPC FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS WITH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS UP TO $200,000 EACH

RECOMMENDED:  That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize a two-year extension to the Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultants Sheltered Market for Small and Micro Business Enterprises Agreements for miscellaneous projects under the same fees, terms and conditions as the original Agreements (or as previously amended), with the following firms:

  1. Eastern Engineering Group Company; and
  2. Fanjul & Associates, L.L.C.

 

F-27 AUTHORIZATION FOR A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT-RISK SHELTERED MARKET, SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS UNDER THE SAME FEES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENTS, FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS WITH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS UP TO $1.0 MILLION EACH, WITH THE FOLLOWING FIRMS:

  • LEE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC.; AND
  • CANYON CONSTRUCTION, INC.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize a two-year extension of the construction manager at-risk sheltered market, small business enterprise agreements under the same fees, terms and conditions as the original agreements, for miscellaneous projects with construction budgets up to $1.0 million each, with the following firms:

  • LEE Construction Group, Inc.; and
  • Canyon Construction, Inc.

F-40 CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL

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

B-1.    Change Order Number 7 on Project Number 01339200, General Obligation Bond funded partial replacement/renovations, Cutler Bay Middle School for an additional cost of $51,451.50.

B-2. Change Order Number 4 on Project Number 01534700, General Obligation Bond New K-8 Center School, (Phase-1), Kendall Square K-8 Center for an additional cost of $1,167.19.

B-3.   Final Change Order, Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01326900, General Obligation Bond funded                   remodeling/renovation project, Miami Northwestern Senior  High  School for  a  credit  of $62,104.10.

B-4.    Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01509506, pull out to expedite black box theatre, PE
& Dining shelter, parking, Norland Middle School for an additional cost of $5,200.00.

B-5.    Change Order Number 2 on Project Number 01425200, General Obligation Bond funded partial replacement/renovation project, Rockway Elementary School for a credit of $40,434.63.

 

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the prequalification certificates for eight (8) new applications and two (2) increases to single bid limit renewal applications for educational facilities, as listed on Attachment “A” of the agenda item.       

 

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

  

G-1 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOARD POLICIES 1140, SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL OF ADMINISTRATORS; 3140, SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF; 8141, MANDATORY REPORTING OF MISCONDUCT BY CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES; 1120.11, 3120.11, AND 4120.11, PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS IN EMPLOYMENT; 2260, NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESS TO EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY; 5517, ANTI-DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT (STUDENTS); 5517.02, DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS;  AND 5517.03, DATING VIOLENCE OR ABUSE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act to amend Board Policies: 1140, Suspension or Dismissal of Administrators; 3140, Suspension or Dismissal of Instructional Staff; 8141, Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct by Certificated Employees; 1120.11, 3120.11, and 4120.11, Preference for Veterans in          Employment; 2260, Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity; 5517, Anti-Discrimination/Harassment (Students); 5517.02, Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Procedures for Students; and 5517.03, Dating Violence or Abuse

 

G-2 INITIAL READING: TO ADOPT NEW POLICY 8805, RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION; AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 2270, RELIGION IN THE CURRICULUM; 5730, EQUAL ACCESS FOR NON-DISTRICT-SPONSORED STUDENT CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES; 8800, RELIGIOUS/PATRIOTIC CEREMONIES AND OBSERVANCES; AND 8810, THE AMERICAN FLAG 

RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize
the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to initiate rulemaking proceedings to adopt new Policy 8805, Religious Expression, and to amend Board Policies 2270, Religion in the Curriculum; 5730, Equal Access for Non-District-Sponsored Student Clubs and Activities; and8800, Religious/Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances; and, 8810 The American Flag

 

G-3 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 2215, PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION, AND 2623, STUDENT ASSESSMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board Policies 2215, Program of Instruction, and 2623, Student Assessment

 

G-4 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 5610, SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION OF STUDENTS; 9270 HOME EDUCATION; 9800, CHARTER SCHOOLS; AND 7310, DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board Policies 5610, Suspension and Expulsion of Students; 9270, Home Education; 9800, Charter Schools; and 7310, Disposition of Surplus Property.

 

G-5 INITIAL READING: TO AMEND BOARD POLICIES 0166, NON-PUBLIC MEETINGS; AND 5112, ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend Board Policies 0166, Non-Public Meetings, and 5112, Entrance Requirements

 

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

 

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 BOARD MEETING EFFICIENCY (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, conduct a three (3) month pilot that would:

  1. Limit Board members to holding the floor one (1) time, per board member, per item, with an opportunity to hold the floor one (1) additional time after every Board member who wishes to discuss the item has done so.
  2. Limit the Board member holding the floor to no longer than five (5) minutes each time.
  3. Allow Board members additional opportunities to hold the floor if consent is given by the majority of the Board.

 

H-4 COMPENSATION FOR COACHES OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS (REVISED)

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

  1. review, in consultation with the United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the current supplemental compensation schedule for athletic coaches;
  2. discuss and explore the feasibility of increasing the supplemental compensation pay schedule for athletic coaches;
  3. discuss and make recommendations for increases to the supplemental compensation schedule for athletic coaches to the School Board, where appropriate, financially prudent, and mutually agreed upon with UTD by the School Board Meeting of June 19, 2019 subject to collective bargaining; and
  4. contemplate and consider any recommendations for the inclusion of any increases to the supplemental compensation pay schedule for athletic coaches, subject to collective bargaining in the 2019-2020 proposed budget.

 

H-5 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO EXPLORE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FIRE SCIENCE ACADEMY PROGRAM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to explore the feasibility of developing and implementing a Fire Science Academy Program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the 2019-2020 school year and report back to the Board by April 17, 2019.

 

H-6 ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 1, 2019 AS READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 1, 2019, as Read Across America Day.

 

H-7 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE MONTH OF MARCH 2019 AS SOCIAL WORK MONTH AND THE WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2019 AS SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK WEEK IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the month of March, 2019 as Social Work Month and the week of March 3-9, 2019 as School Social Work Week in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

H-8 PRIOR REVIEW BY SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY OF POLICY RELATED ITEMS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to require the review and approval by the School Board Attorney, as to form and legal sufficiency, of all Agenda items recommending that a Board policy be amended or seeking the establishment of a new policy (initial and final reading), prior to presentation of these items at the appropriate School Board Committee meetings.

 

H-9 CIVICS EDUCATION (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to:

  1. review current civics education offerings in Miami-Dade County Public Schools;
  2. evaluate and consider the feasibility to:

    a. expand the Project Citizen program to include third and fourth grade students;

    b. expand the We The People program to all high school students;

    c. develop and establish the Citizenship Professional Development Summer Institute during the Summer of 2019;

    d. reach out to municipal and County governments and develop and implement a program for M-DCPS students to see firsthand how local government works;

    e. develop and establish a Citizenship Awareness Campaign during the 2019-2020 school year;

    f. secure grants or partnerships to cover expenses of programs;

    g. expand efforts to encourage and increase student voter registration; and

  3. provide a report to the Board by May 3, 2019.

 

H-10 ENDORSEMENT OF THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AS NATIONAL TEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN:   That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

H-11 SCHOOL BOARD JOIN IN PROMOTING APRIL 22, 2019 AS EARTH DAY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in promoting April 22, 2019 as Earth Day and authorize the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in this celebration.

 

H-12 THE SCHOOL BOARD PROMOTE MARCH 2019 AS FLORIDA BIKE MONTH, ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY FESTIVITIES, AND RECOGNIZE THE BIKESAFE PROGRAM

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promote March 2019 as Florida Bike Month, encourage participation in the National Bike to School Day festivities, and recognize the BikeSafe Program for its efforts in improving bicycle safety at middle schools.

 

H-13 ESTABLISHMENT OF A MEDICAL MARIJUANA POLICY ADDRESSING STUDENT USE (REVISED) 

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent in collaboration with the School Board Attorney to:

  1. seek input from appropriate District stakeholders such as the School Health Medical Advisory Committee and the Superintendent’s District Advisory Panel for Exceptional Student Education;
  2. to survey best practices related to medically approved student use of medical marijuana as permitted under § 1006.062, Florida Statutes and initiate rule making proceedings as appropriate; any policy shall include that  if at any point in time, the federal government indicates that the District’s federal funds may be jeopardized by the policy, that the policy shall be void and that the use of medical marijuana by students will immediately cease and  be prohibited; and
  3. and provide a status update to the Board by the April 17, 2019 School Board Meeting

 

H-14 GIRL TO GIRL MENTORING INITIATIVE – EXPLORE THE WOMEN’S SUMMIT (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

  1. request the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of hosting a Women’s Summit designed to raise awareness of the need for female mentors, create partnerships, and identify a frame work for a girl to girl initiative and report to the Board by April 2019; and
  2. support hosting a Women’s summit to take place in late spring or early summer of 2019. 

 

H-15 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2019 AS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH® AND MARCH 4-8, 2019 AS NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DR. MARTIN KARP: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 2019 as National Nutrition Month® and March 4-8, 2019, as National School Breakfast Week in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

H-16 EXPLORING THE EXPANSION OF PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN POSITIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT (REVISED)

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

  1. Explore the feasibility of creating a pilot program for public service careers; and
  2. Provide an update to the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, by the April 2019 School Board Meeting.

 

H-17 REVIEW OF BLACK HISTORY CURRICULUM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

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

  1. Compile an inventory of all African American History Information Update forms, as well as African American history advocates.
  2. Compile a comprehensive inventory of all existing curricula implemented in Miami Dade County Public Schools in accordance with §1003.42(2)(h), F.S.
  3. Provide an update to the Board by the April 2019 School Board Meeting.

 

H-19 AMENDMENT TO THE BOARD’S 2019 STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PEREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, amend its 2019 State Legislative Agenda to include an amendment to Florida law clarifying that group advocacy by an elected body is permissible under Florida's Sunshine Law.

 

H-20 STUDENT BUS BOARDING AND EXITING NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (REVISED)

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

  1. conduct a review of bus boarding and exiting student notification systems to consider the implementation of said systems featuring real time reporting to District/School Police and parents/guardians on all Miami-Dade County Public Schools and contracted busses, in addition to providing wireless camera systems and panic alarm buttons on each bus to enhance security and safety; and
  2. provide the School Board with the review, to include, but not be limited to costs, grant and funding opportunities, possible liabilities, expected benefits and outcomes, conceivable implementation/pilot schedules, etc. for the School Board’s consideration and recommendation prior to the July 24, 2019 School Board meeting.

 

H-21 CODIFICATION OF ACTIVE SHOOTER LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings no later than the May 8, 2019 Board meeting, in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, to promulgate a policy for the establishment of uniform lockdown protocols for active shooter and hostage scenarios in accordance with Florida Statute 1006.07(4), including but not limited to:

  1. 1. providing that drills for active shooter and hostage situations shall be conducted at least as often as other emergency drills in accordance with 1006.07(4), F.S., such as fire drills; and
  2. conducting an annual review of the M-DCPS Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for necessary updates; and
  3. ensuring the establishment of protocols that include  standardized and updated training for an active shooter or hostage scenario for all personnel, including, but not limited to new hires, substitute teachers, and staff; and
  4. ensuring that the training for active shooter and hostage scenarios is developmentally appropriate and adapted for students with varying exceptionalities, medical needs and younger-aged students, no later than the date of the first drill conducted for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

H-22 SCHOOL BUS STOP SAFETY (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami Dade County, Florida, request the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Department partnering with:

  1. the Miami-Dade Police Department, the League of Cities, and the Transportation Planning Organization on an awareness education campaign that would include student participation on school bus stop safety; and
  2. report back to the board by May 2019.

 

H-24 SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA (GOOD CAUSE)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, support Venezuelan students, parents, employees and their families by showing our support for the fight for freedom and democracy in Venezuela.

 

H-25 SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA (GOOD CAUSE)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, in continuing its efforts to provide a world class education to all our students and to continue to encourage our students to be responsible global citizens, show our support for our Venezuelan students in Miami-Dade County, by supporting the students and the people of Venezuela, and their efforts toward restoring constitutional democracy and human rights in Venezuela.

 

H-26 REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION ON SCHOOL BOARD ADVOCACY TRIPS (GOOD CAUSE)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the School Board Attorney to request an opinion from Florida’s Attorney General on whether School Board members and other elected officials may, in compliance with the Sunshine Law, engage or participate in advocacy trips to Tallahassee during the legislative session for the purpose of jointly advocating for Board’s publicly adopted legislative priorities.


 

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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