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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

OCTOBER 10, 2018 - REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 11:00 A. M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*
(*Following the conclusion of the regular agenda, but no later than approximately 6:30 P.M.)

 

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULARPUBLIC 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, October 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The published agenda is also available for review on the Internet [http://www.dadeschools.net].

 

11:00 A. M. 

CALL TO ORDER 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

 

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

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

 

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

 

B-3 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-067 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING STATE REPRESENTATIVE CYNTHIA A. STAFFORD (REPLACEMENT)

 

B-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-070 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OFFICER CARLOS RODAS, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 2017-2018 OFFICER OF THE YEAR (REVISED REPLACEMENT)

 

B-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE EMBRACE GIRLS FOUNDATION (REPLACEMENT)

 

B-6 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-066 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NILZA KALLOS, M. D.

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 18-066 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Nilza Kallos, M. D.

 

B-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 18-068 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING MRS. PATRICIA PARHAM (REPLACEMENT)

 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • South Miami Middle School Performers

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • August 23, 2018
  • September 18 and 25, 2018

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES: September 5, 2018 School Board Meeting and September 5, 2018 Second Budget Public Hearing

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

  • Results of the 2018 Advanced Placement Exams
  • STEM/STEAM Designation
  • 2018 Summer Reading and Math Challenge Winners

 

A-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF NEW BOARD POLICY 9143, SECURE OUR FUTURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REVISED)

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 promulgate new Board Policy 9143,Secure Our Future Advisory Committee.

 

A-3 NEW PROPOSED FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACTING U.S.-BORN CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, reaffirm the historic importance of legal immigration to Miami-Dade County and of public services that assist all low-income Americans to advance and achieve self-sufficiency; and authorize the Superintendent to:

1. include in the 2019 Federal Legislative Program continued support for existing regulations that do not penalize the use of public services which positively impact the health and education of all youth in our public schools;

2. engage the Miami-Dade Congressional delegation regarding these issues; and

3. communicate with the Department of Homeland Security or other relevant agencies regarding these issues.

 

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

 

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

C-1 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVE THE 2018-2019 EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (EESAC) MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the 2018-2019 Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) membership rosters.

 

C-2 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVE AND REQUIRE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS (SIPs) (REVISED)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve and require the implementation of the 2018-2019 School Improvement Plans.

 

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

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

 

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 REQUEST APPROVAL OF:

1. PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING

2. INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD

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

1. Personnel Action Listing 1112 for Instructional and Non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, separations, retirements and resignations from August 17, 2018 through September 6, 2018.

2. Instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field from August 28, 2018 through October 5, 2018.

 

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS 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 October 11, 2018, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the item and authorize compensation adjustments upon appointment and thereafter as stipulated in this item

 

D-23 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CITIZEN’S CRIME WATCH OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, INC.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to enter into a contractual services agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Citizen’s Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, Inc., in an amount of $71,000 for one (1) year, commencing on October 11, 2018 and ending on August 31, 2019.

 

D-55 DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR EMPLOYEES (REVISED)

SUBJECT:               

1)   RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION

2)   RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

3)   REQUESTED APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FOR DISCIPLINARY MATTER THAT HAS BEEN APPEALED

 

LINK TO STRATEGIC BLUEPRINT: HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS, LEADERS AND STAFF

This item seeks the Board’s approval for 1) employee disciplinary actions that are agreed upon by the employee; 2) employee disciplinary actions pending the outcome of an administrative hearing or grievance/arbitration proceeding, if requested; and 3) a Settlement Agreement, transmitted to the Board under separate cover, resulting from a disciplinary matter that has been appealed.

RECOMMENDED:

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

  1. A) Constance D. Avant: suspension without pay from her position as Bus Aide at South Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare; and 8600, Transportation. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
  2. B) Sherrie E. Brewton: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, for twenty (20) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; 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.
  3. C) Nicole A. Brown: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Leisure City K-8 Center, for five (5) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; gross insubordination; excessive absences; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; and 3430, Leaves of Absence. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.33, 1012.67, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A-5.056 and 6A-10.081, FAC.
  4. D) Athen B. Bunyan: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Brownsville Middle School, for ten (10) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  5. E) Lissette Collazo: suspension without pay from her position as ESE Placement Specialist at Exceptional Student Education Department, for two (2) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3121.01, Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of All Employees; 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 3210.01, Code of Ethics. 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.
  6. F) Xavier D. Ferguson: suspension without pay from his position as Lead Custodian at Brownsville Middle School, for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective October 25, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  7. G) Saintelus Guerrier: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, for ten (10) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  8. H) Luis B. Gutierrez: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at David Lawrence, Jr. K-8 Center, for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  9. I) Alonzo C. Henley: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Brownsville Middle School, for ten (10) calendar days, effective November 8, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  10. J) Joanel Joseph: suspension without pay from his position as Custodian at Linda Lentin K-8 Center, for ten (10) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 8700, Anti-Fraud. 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).
  11. K) Peter J. Kraus: suspension without pay from his position as Teacher at Miami Beach Senior High School, for fifteen (15) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; 3213, Student Supervision and Welfare; and 5517.01, Bullying and Harassment. 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.
  12. L) Teresita J. O’Reilly: suspension without pay from her position as Head Start Educator at South Hialeah Elementary School, for five (5) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: gross insubordination; excessive absenteeism; non-performance and poor performance of job responsibilities; and violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; and 4430, Leaves of Absence. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.67, and 447.209, Florida Statutes.
  13. M) Jennifer A. Sadoian: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Henry S. West Laboratory School, for five (5) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 2605, Research and Evaluation; 2623, Student Assessment; 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 3210.01, Code of Ethics. 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.
  14. N) Marisel F. Vega:  suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School, for fifteen (15) workdays, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to:  misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 3210.01, Code of Ethics; 3213, Student Supervision and Welfare; and 7540.04, Staff Responsible Use of Technology, Social Media, and District Network Systems.  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.

2)   That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Superintendent’s recommendation for disciplinary action, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing or grievance/arbitration proceeding, if requested.

  1. A) Felecia D. Charles: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at Northeast Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: violation of School Board Policies 4210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; 4210.01, Code of Ethics; 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare; 8600, Transportation; and 8670, Post Trip Inspections of School Buses. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and Articles II and XI of the Contract between the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
  2. C) Frantz N. Noel: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from his position as Teacher at Van E. Blanton Elementary School, effective October 11, 2018, for just cause, including, but not limited to: misconduct in office; and violation of School Board Policies 3121.01, Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of All Employees; 3210, Standards of Ethical Conduct; and 3210.01, Code of Ethics. This action is taken in accordance with Sections 1001.32(2), 1012.22(1)(f), 1012.32, 1012.33, 435.04, 435.06, and 447.209, Florida Statutes; and State Board Rules 6A-5.056 and 6A-10.081, FAC.

3) That, in the appeal of disciplinary action that was taken by the Board at its meeting of June 20, 2018, to suspend without pay and initiate dismissal proceedings against Roy L. Elston, and the charges that led to the employee’s suspension have been resolved; thereby, that the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the Settlement Agreement in the arbitration matter between theSchool Board of Miami-Dade County, AFSCME, and Roy L. Elston, and reinstate employee Roy L. Elston to his position as a TV Master Control Supervisor.

 

D-65 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF FIVE NEW CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS, AND THREE CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACT AMENDMENTS (REVISED)

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

A. Approve five (5) new charter school applications and authorize the Superintendent to negotiate contracts reflecting the contents of the applications as approved by the School Board with:

1. Mater Academy, Inc., d/b/a Mater Academy Key Biscayne (High Performing Replication ofMater Academy Elementary, MSID 0100);

2. Mater Academy, Inc., d/b/a Mater Academy Miami (High Performing Replication ofMater Academy Elementary, MSID 0100);

3. Somerset Academy, Inc., d/b/a Somerset Academy Meadow (High Performing Replication of Somerset Academy Charter, MSID 0520);

4. Somerset Academy, Inc., d/b/a Somerset Silver Palms Performing Arts Academy (High Performing Replication of Somerset Arts Conservatory, MSID 5396); and,

5. Somerset Academy, Inc., d/b/a Somerset Delta Academy.

B. Approve three charter school contract amendments with:

1. Excelsior Academies, Inc., d/b/a Excelsior Charter Academy (MSID 5032), to increase the student enrollment by 40 students to a maximum student enrollment of 490 students for the 2018-2019 school year, effective August 20, 2018;

2. Lincoln-Marti Charter Schools, Inc., d/b/a Lincoln-Marti Charter School (Little Havana) (MSID 5025), effective August 20, 2018, add the following, Folio No. 01-4138-003-1150 with the main office located at 970 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130 (this includes all associated addresses within this folio) and Folio No. 01- 4102-002-0340 (988 W. Flagler Street, Miami FL 33130); and,

3. Pinecrest Academy, Inc., d/b/a Pinecrest North Preparatory -Fontainebleau Campus (MSID 5004), to allow the school to continue to operate on its temporary location at 10207 W. Flagler Street, Miami FL 33174, until October 31, 2018.

C. 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 AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY: INITIAL READING 5500, STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

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 5500, Student Conduct and Discipline, and pages to the documents, Code 7of Student Conduct Elementary and Code of Student Conduct Secondary, which are incorporated by reference and made part of the policy.

 

D-67 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA, RECEIVE THE STATE-MANDATED ANNUAL “SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES” SELF-ASSESSMENTS, AND THE SCHOOL SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT AGGREGATED REPORT; AND AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO REPORT THE SELF-ASSESSMENT RESULTS AND THE AGGREGATED REPORT; AND SCHOOL BOARD ACTION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

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

1. receive the “Safety and Security Best Practices” assessment results for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019; and the 2018-2019 School Security Risk Assessment Aggregated Report; and

2. authorize the Superintendent of Schools to report the self-assessment results, the aggregated report and the School Board to action to the Commissioner of Education.

 

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

E-1MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE PERIODS ENDING JULY AND AUGUST 2018

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Reports for the periods ending July and August 2018.

 

E-51 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO POLICY 5131, STUDENT TRANSFERS AND CONTROLLED OPEN ENROLLMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the proposed amendments to Board Policy 5131, Student Transfers and Controlled Open Enrollment and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policy with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective October 10, 2018.

 

E-86 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FLORIDA EDUCATION FINANCE PROGRAM FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FYE JUNE 30, 2017 – REPORT NO. 2019-014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida receive and file the Miami-Dade County District School Board Florida Education Finance Program Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Student Transportation For the FYE June 30, 2017 – Report No. 2019-014.

 

E-87 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AUDITS’ 2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2018-2019 AUDIT PLAN

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Office of Management and Compliance Audits’ 2017-2018 Annual Report and 2018-2019 Audit Plan.

 

E-88 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file Internal Audit Report – Selected Schools/Centers.

 

E-89 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – AUDIT OF DRAFT PHASE 2 DISPARITY STUDY REPORT DATED MARCH 27, 2018

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file Internal Audit Report – Audit of Draft Phase 2 Disparity Study Report Dated March 27, 2018.

 

E-141 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP-17-019-AC – FIELD CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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

1. AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-17-019-AC – FIELD CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, for select qualified individuals and agencies to provide Field Case Management Services for the self-insured workers’ compensation program for the District with an initial effective date of October 10, 2018 through October 9, 2021, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidder, be extended for one (1) additional two (2) year extension period thereto, as follows:

A. CLAUDE B. SELTZER & ASSOCIATES, INC.

1300 SAWGRASS CORPORATE PARKWAY, SUITE #220

SUNRISE, FL 33323

OWNER/OFFICER: CLAUDE B. SELTZER, PRESIDENT

 

B. COVENTRY HEALTH CARE WORKERS COMPENSATION, INC.

6720B ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, SUITE 800

BETHESDA, MD 20817

OWNER/OFFICER: ARTHUR J. LYNCH, PRESIDENT

 

C. QUINLAN DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, INC. MWBE/SBE

600 SANDTREE DRIVE, SUITE 210C

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33403

OWNER/OFFICER: PATRICIA H. QUINLAN, PRESIDENT

MINORITY/WOMEN OWNED

 

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to award the contract to provide Field Case Management Services for the self-insured workers’ compensation program, subject to the availability of funding, for the initial contract term, and for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not guarantee any estimated quantities will be purchased.

 

E-142 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-17-024-CH MEDICAL CONSULTING SERVICES AND HEALTH PLAN OMBUDSMAN

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

1. AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-17-024-CH – MEDICAL CONSULTING SERVICES AND HEALTH PLAN OMBUDSMAN, for select qualified individuals and agencies to provide advice to the School Board and its staff on medical matters related to general liability and other issues for the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, with an initial effective date of November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2021, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidder, be extended for one (1) additional two (2) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CENTERS OF THE SOUTHWEST, P.A. dba CONCENTRA MEDICAL CENTERS

5080 SPECTRUM DRIVE, SUITE 1200 WEST TOWER

ADDISON, TEXAS 75001

OWNER/OFFICER: ROBERT HASSET, PRESIDENT

 

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

 

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS/ DONATIONS FOR NINE PROGRAMS FROM MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANT

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

1. accept eight grant awards and one donation for nine programs from:

a. Title I, 2018-2019 Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG) for funding under the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $1,526,196, for the grant period of September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019;

b. Adult Education and Family Literacy, Adult General Education for funding under the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $3,413,976, for the grant period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019;

c. Adult Education and Family Literacy, English Literacy & Civics Education for funding under the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $2,300,000, for the grant period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019;

d. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for funding under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in the approximate amount of $390,200, for the grant period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019;

e. Youth Mental Health Awareness and Training (YMHAT) for funding under the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $281,250, for the grant period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019;

f. 2018-2021 Public Charter School Program Grant (CSP) Planning, Program Design and Implementation – Downtown Doral Charter Upper School for funding under the Florida
Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $522,708, for the grant period of April 3, 2018, through September 30, 2018;

g. 2017-2020 Public Charter School Program Grant (CSP) Planning, Program Design and Implementation – True North Classical Academy South for funding under the Florida Department of Education, in the approximate amount of $490,185, for the grant period of July 19, 2018, through July 31, 2019;

h. Florida Public Television Stations Grant for funding under the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), in the approximate amount of $307,447, for the grant period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019; and

i. Himan Brown Charitable Trust After-School Care Program for funding under the Himan Brown Charitable Trust, in the approximate amount of $300,000, for the grant period of July 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.

 

E-202 ADOPTION OF PROPOSED 2019 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS

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

4. adopt the proposed 2019 State and Federal Legislative programs; and

5. authorize the Superintendent to use District resources and to advocate for the best interest of the District on issues at the state and federal levels that may have fiscal, local control, and/or governance impact on Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ operations, but does not have major policy implications, provided such issues are reported to the Board.

 

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

F-1 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TOEXECUTE A MASTER JOINT USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY (“VILLAGE”) TO ALLOW DESIGNATED PARK SITES AND DESIGNATED SCHOOL SITES LOCATED WITHIN THE VILLAGE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY BOTH PARTIES FOR RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

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

1) execute a Master Joint Use Agreement (“Master JUA”) between the School Board and the Village of Palmetto Bay (“Village”) to allow designated park sites and designated school sites located within the Village to be made available for use by both parties for recreational and educational purposes, under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item;

2) execute amendments to the Master JUA within the authority granted to the Superintendent by the Board in the Master JUA; and

3) grant or deny all approvals required under the Master JUA, including, without limitation, authorizing construction of recreational improvements within the demised premises, renewing, extending, cancelling or terminating the Master JUA, modifying the Master JUA from time to time to add or delete individual park sites or school sites, and placing the Village in default, as may be applicable.

 

F-2 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) WITH THE CITY OF MIAMI (“CITY”) FOR THE CITY’S USE OF SPACE AT LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL COLLEGE, LOCATED AT 750 N.W. 20 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA (“FACILITY”) TO DECREASE THE AREA LEASED BY THE CITY FOR OPERATION OF THE CITY’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WITHDRAWN)

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

1) execute an amendment to the lease agreement (“Agreement”) with the City of Miami (“City”), for the City’s use of space at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College, located at 750 N.W. 20 Street, Miami, Florida, to decrease the area leased by the City for operation of the City’s Workforce Development Center, and under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item;

2) execute amendments to the Agreement within the authority granted to the Superintendent by the Board in the Agreement; and

3) grant or deny all approvals or waivers required under the Agreement, including those related to construction, and for cancelling or terminating the Agreement, renewing, extending, cancelling or terminating the Agreement, and placing the City in default, as may be applicable.

 

F-3 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXECUTE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG JOANDA INVESTMENTS, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“APPLICANT”), THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN CONNECTION WITH A 10-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 24940 S.W. 134 AVENUE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

1) execute a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement (“Agreement”) by and among Joanda Investments, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company ( “Applicant”), the School Board, and Miami-Dade County, in connection with a 10-unit residential development located at 24940 S.W. 134 Avenue, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, providing for monetary proportionate share mitigation pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement For Public School Facility Planning Between Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

2) execute any other documentation that may be required to effectuate implementation of the Agreement; and

3) grant or deny any approvals required under the Agreement, including, without limitation, issuance of Reports and Releases, and placing the Applicant in default, as may be applicable.

 

F-4 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXECUTE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG PARC VENTURES, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CEDAR PARC ALLIANCE, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AND MUVHOME26, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (COLLECTIVELY, THE “APPLICANT”), THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN CONNECTION WITH A 269-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT S.W. 260 STREET AND S.W. 139 AVENUE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

1) execute a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement (“Agreement”) by and among Parc Ventures, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Cedar Parc Alliance, LLC, a Florida limited liability company and Muvhome26, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (collectively, the “Applicant”), the School Board, and Miami-Dade County, in connection with a 269-unit residential development located at S.W. 260 Street and S.W. 139 Avenue, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, providing for monetary proportionate share mitigation pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement For Public School Facility Planning Between Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

2) execute any other documentation that may be required to effectuate implementation of the Agreement; and

3) grant or deny any approvals required under the Agreement, including, without limitation, issuance of Reports and Releases, and placing the Applicant in default, as may be applicable.

 

F-27 AUTHORIZE AN AMENDMENT TO ADD TWO SUB-CONSULTANTS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL / ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANT (A/EPC) AGREEMENT WITH RODRIGUEZ ARCHITECTS, INC., AS FOLLOWS:

1. LOUIS J. AGUIRRE & ASSOCIATES, P.A., AS ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS; AND

2. AVINO & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS CIVIL ENGINEERS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize an amendment to add the following two sub-consultant firms to the Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant Agreement with Rodriguez Architects, Inc., for the duration of the term of the agreement:

1. Louis J. Aguirre & Associates, P.A.; and

2. Aviño & Associates, Inc.

 

F-28 AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND AGREEMENT WITH STONEHENGE CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C., TO REFLECT THE COMPANY’S CHANGE IN PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK MISCELLANEOUS, CONTINUING CONTRACT SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize an amendment to the Agreement with Stonehenge Construction, L.L.C., to reflect the company’s change in Principal Responsible to the Board for Construction Management at-Risk Miscellaneous, continuing contract services.

 

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 5 on Project Number 01339200, General Obligation Bond funded partial replacement/renovations, Cutler Bay Middle School for an additional cost of $23,136.19.

B-2. Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01339400, General Obligation Bond funded addition (replacement of building 4), Miami Beach Senior High School for an additional cost of $34,050.00.

B-3. Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01435200, General Obligation Bond funded renovation Project, Parkview Elementary School for a credit of $347,408.00.

B-4. Change Order Number 1 on Project Number 01425200, General Obligation Bond funded partial replacement/renovation Project, Rockway Elementary School for a no-cost time extension of 78 days.

 

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICIES 6320, PURCHASING, AND 0133, QUASI-JUDICIAL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the proposed amendments to Board Policies 6320, Purchasing, and 0133, Quasi-Judicial, and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida to be effective October 10, 2018.

 

G-2 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. ILEANA CORDERO, DOAH Case No. 17-3997

RECOMMENDED:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the proposed Settlement Agreement in the case of Miami-Dade County School Board v. Ileana Cordero, DOAH Case No. 17-3997, suspending Respondent without pay for the period of her suspension already served and reinstating her to her position as a Part-Time Food Service Worker with the School Board under the conditions specified in the Settlement Agreement.

 

G-3 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. LIVINGSTON WINT - DOAH CASE NO. 18-1212

RECOMMENDED:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adopt the Amended 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. Livingston Wint, DOAH Case No. 18-1212, and awarding Respondent back pay and accumulated benefits since his suspension.

 

G-4 PROVISION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE CASE OF: JOHN ANNESSER and JULIA ANNESSER v. CHRISTINA P. GUERRA, individually and as principal of Coral Reef Elementary School and MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Circuit Court Case No. 18-29544-CA-01

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: John Annesser and Julia Annesser v. Christina P. Guerra, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Circuit Court Case No. 18-29544-CA-01.

 

G-5 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. HARCOURT CLARK - DOAH CASE NO. 17-5796TTS

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. Harcourt Clark, DOAH Case No. 17-5796TTS, thereby rescinding the suspension and awarding Respondent back pay for the period of his suspension.

 

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-2 ESTABLISH A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTALLING RE-ELECTED MEMBERS TO THEIR NEW TERMS (ADDED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, schedule an additional School Board Meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. for the specific purpose of installing re-elected members to their new terms.

 

H-3 BOARD MEETING EFFICIENCY (WITHDRAWN)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, conduct a three (3) month pilot that would limit Board member speeches to one (1) speech, no longer than five (5) minutes, per board member, per item, with an opportunity for an additional speech, no longer than five (5) minutes, after every Board member who wishes to speak on the item has done so, followed by a formal vote on the item.

 

H-4 EDIBLE LANDSCAPING (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of incorporating edible landscaping as part of our existing partnerships with The Education Fund, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens and other external organizations, and report no later than April 2019.

 

H-5 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 2018 AS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the month of October 2018 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools As National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

H-7 TRADES PROGRAM (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of strengthening the Districts community engagement platform by expanding the current recruitment initiatives, in order to engage and encourage high school and post-secondary students, to enter apprenticeship programs in the trade industries.

 

H-8 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S “LET’S CLEAN THINGS UP” INITIATIVE (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami Dade County, Florida, endorse Miami-Dade County’s “Let’s Clean Things Up” Initiative.

 

H-9 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF NOVEMBER 15, 2018 AS NATIONAL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DAY, AND ITS GOAL OF INCREASING OVERALL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH PARENT ENGAGEMENT, WITH YEAR-ROUND ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse November 15, 2018 as National Parent Involvement Day and its goal of increasing overall student achievement through parent engagement, with year-round encouragement throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

H-10 SCHOOL BOARD ENDROSEMENT RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER 2018 AS NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESS AWARENESS MONTH THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorses and recognizes November 2018 as National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

H-11 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) HURRICANE FLORENCE AND HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF EFFORTS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to provide any assistance and/or humanitarian aid, as deemed appropriate, to those school districts affected by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.

 

H-12 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESS AWARENESS WEEK, NOVEMBER 10-18, 2018

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, November 10-18, 2018, in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

 

H-13 ACTIVE-ASSAILANT INSURANCE

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to research and review current and potential future insurance policies to determine if the Board should secure additional active-assailant incident coverage, and report back to the Board by January 31, 2019.

 

H-15 REQUEST THE SUPERINTENDENT TO REVIEW AND EVALUATE BEST PRACTICES IN TRAVEL PURCHASES (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request the Superintendent to review and evaluate best practices in the procurement of travel related services and submit a report no later than the November 20, 2018 School Board Meeting.

 

H-17 ESTABLISHING, CLASSIFYING AND/OR RECLASSIFYING CONTRACTED POSITIONS (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act by the November 20, 2018 Board meeting, to specify that whenever Board approval is sought for the establishment, classification, and/or reclassification of MEP District personnel to contracted positions, relevant terms, compensation benefits, and applicable salary range of the contracted position be included in Board policy.

 

H-18 THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY (REVISED)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami Dade County, Florida, raise awareness within Miami-Dade County Public Schools about the services provided from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to children and families affected by cancer in Miami-Dade County.

 

H-19 REVIEW AND INSPECTION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION DEVICES AND RELATED SAFETY PROCEDURES (REVISED)

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

1. conduct an inspection of carbon monoxide detection devices in schools and district facilities, where installed, to ensure proper functioning and operability and determine if additional installations in other locations are warranted;

2. review procedures with related and responsible school and district staff regarding procedures for reporting and responding to a hazmat incidence;

3. provide appropriate information and training, where needed; and

4. provide an update to the Board no later than November 30, 2018.

 

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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