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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING 11:00 A.M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*

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

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING, should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 158, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014.

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

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

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 available for review on the Internet at: [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.

H-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-094 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING DR. MARCOS MORAN (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-094 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Dr. Marcos Moran for his outstanding contributions to the community.

H-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-095 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING MS. BERNADETTE PARDO (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-095 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Bernadette Pardo for her outstanding contributions to the community.

H-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-088 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-088 of The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Blessings in a Backpack.

H-6 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-087 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING “SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS WEEK,” NOVEMBER 10-16, 2014, AS SPEARHEADED BY THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-087 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing “Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week,” November 10-16, 2014, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

H-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-091 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING CALUSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HOMESTEAD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS THE WINNERS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S ADVISORY PANEL INCLUSION-ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-091 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Calusa Elementary and Homestead Senior High School as the winners of the Superintendent’s Advisory Panel Inclusion-Achievement Award.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-092 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION HEALTHY SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-092 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Award winners.

H-11 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-096 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JEFFREY B. SHAPIRO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-096 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jeffrey B. Shapiro.

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-097 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING FREDERICK F. THORNBURG (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-097 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Frederick F. Thornburg.

H-16 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JOURNALIST ADRIANA BIANCO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-093 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing journalist Adriana Bianco.

H-19 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-098 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAJOR STEPHANIE DANIELS, SERGEANT KARYN R. KINSEY, SERGEANT BETTY ALEXANDRE, AND SERGEANT PETRA REEVESEVANS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-098 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Major Stephanie Daniels, Sergeant Karyn R. Kinsey, Sergeant Betty Alexandre, and Sergeant Petra Reeves-Evans for their service to
the community.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Five Star School Awards
  • Ernest R Graham K-8 Center Chamber Ensemble
  • Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School Music Ensemble

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • September 3, 2014 School Board Meeting
  • September 10, 2014 Attorney-Client Session

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

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

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

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

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

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

  • Out-of-country trip to Costa Rica

A-2 SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to review
current policy and procedures and initiate rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to amend Policy 8405, School Safety, as appropriate.

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-1 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO RENEW CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND PUBLIC CONSULTANT GROUP, SPECIAL EDUCATION ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SPED-EMS) IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $782,500, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30,2014, UP TO OCTOBER 1, 2015 (revised)

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

1. renew the contractual services agreement with Public Consultant Group, Special Education Electronic Management System (SPED-EMS) in an amount not to exceed $782,500 effective September 30, 2014, up to October 1, 2015; and

2. grant an exception pursuant to School Board Policy 6320 based on specific expertise.

3. Authorize the Request for Information (RFI) process to be initiated immediately, for exploration of options for electronic special education management systems.

The appropriation for this item will be paid through the General Fund of the 2014-2015 Budget ($300,000) and ($482,500) through Federal Entitlement Grant Funds (IDEA).

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

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

1. Approve three charter school applications and authorize the Superintendent to negotiate a contract reflecting the contents of the applications as approved by the School Board for:

a. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy High School at Sunset;

b. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Preparatory Academy Sunset; and

c. We Rise, Inc., on behalf of We Rise Academy.

2. Deny four charter school applications for:

a. Excelsior Academies, Inc., on behalf of Excelsior Charter Academy High School;

b. SVG Leadership Academies, Inc., on behalf of The Leadership Academy for Academic & Personal Achievement;

c. SVG Leadership Academies, Inc., on behalf of The Leadership Academy for Academic & Personal Achievement, North; and

d. SVG Leadership Academies, Inc., on behalf of The Leadership Academy for the Arts & Advanced Academics.

3. Approve one (1) amended charter school contract with Lincoln-Marti Charter Schools, Inc., on behalf of Lincoln-Marti Charter School (International Campus) to increase enrollment from 315 students to 350 students, effective immediately and ending on June 30, 2015.

C-31 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CRITICAL ELEMENTS, LLC, TO PROVIDE AN ONLINE SYSTEM THAT WILL SUPPORT THE MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $67,712.00, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 8, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015

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

1. enter into a contractual agreement with Critical Elements, LLC, to provide services, in an amount not to exceed $67,712.00, effective October 8, 2014 through June 30, 2015; and

2. grant an exception of School Board Policy 6320, Purchasing, based on Critical Elements, LLC’s being the sole source provider and its expertise in providing a service that will allow the office of Charter School Support to monitor and ensure compliance of 128 charter schools currently operating.

The appropriation for this item has been included in the General Fund of the 2014-2015 Budget

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. out-of-country field trip to Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland; Cinque Terre, and Milan, Italy; Nice, Nimes, Avignon, and Carcassonne, France; and Barcelona, Spain, for the students at Felix Varela Senior High School.

2. out-of-country field trip to Paris, France, for the students at John A. Ferguson Senior High School.

3. out-of-country field trip to Asisi, Florence, and Rome, Italy, for the students at Westland Hialeah Senior High School.

C-71 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO SEPARATE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO A GRANT AWARD WITH FANM AYISYEN NAN MIYAMI, INC.; 93RD STREET COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION; ENFAMILIA, INC.; BRANCHES FLORIDA CITY ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM; MEXICAN-AMERICAN COUNCIL, INC.; A WORTHY CAUSE, INC.; CONNECTFAMILIAS; OVERTOWN YOUTH CENTER, INC.; SUNDARI FOUNDATION, INC.; HAITIAN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, SANT LA; READ 2 SUCCEED; FLORIDA VENTURES; THE ROCK FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER; PIERRE TOUSSIANT LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING CENTER; MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED, INC.; QQ RESEARCH, INC.; BLACKBOARD CONNECT, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $401,000

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

1. enter into separate contractual agreements pursuant to an Adult Education and Family Services grant award in the total amount of $401,000 for the grant period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, with:

  • Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc., in the total amount of $24,000;
  • 93rd Street Community Development Corporation, in the total amount of $24,000;
  • Read 2 Succeed, in the amount of $24,000;
  • Florida Ventures, in the amount of $24,000;
  • The Rock Family Community Center, in the amount of $24,000;
  • Pierre Toussiant Leadership and Learning Center, in the amount of $24,000;
  • enFamilia, Inc., in the amount of $24,000;
  • Branches Florida City Adult Literacy Program, in the amount of $24,000;
  • Mexican-American Council, Inc., in the amount of $24,000;
  • A Worthy Cause, Inc., in the amount of $24,000;
  • ConnectFamilias; in the of Amount of $24,000;
  • Overtown Youth Center, Inc., in the amount of $24,000;
  • Sundari Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $24,000;
  • Haitian Neighborhood Center, Sant La, in the amount of $24,000;
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in the amount of $24,000;
  • QQ Research, Inc., in the amount of $15,000;
  • Blackboard Connect, in the amount of $26,000.

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

3. direct Financial Operations to establish appropriations in the amounts approved or as amended by the granting agency; such appropriations to be reported periodically to the Board.

C-80 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR SEVEN 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 grant awards for seven programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Extended Learning Time (Liberty City Elementary School), in the approximate amount of $464,254, for the grant period of May 8, 2014, through June 30, 2015;

b. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) – Extended Learning Time (Florida International Elementary Academy), in the approximate amount of $474,634, for the grant period of May 8, 2014, through June 30, 2015;

c. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Florida Community Service Grant (WLRN-TV), in the approximate amount of $307,447, for the grant period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015;

d. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Title I, School Improvement Initiative 1003(a), in the approximate amount of $3,297,992, for the grant period of September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015;

e. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the District Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development Grants, in the approximate amount of $929,445, for the grant period of August 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015;

f. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Adult Education and Family Literacy, Adult General Education, in the approximate amount of $2,814,113, for the grant period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015; and

g. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Adult Education and Family Literacy, English Literacy & Civics Education, in the approximate amount of $2,300,000, for the grant period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

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

a. Stronge and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC, in the approximate amount of $200,000, to support the District Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development Grant.

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

4. retain funds from the grants in an amount not to exceed the annually negotiated indirect cost rate, as allowed and approved by the FLDOE;

5. direct Financial Services to establish appropriations in the amounts approved or as amended by the granting agency; such appropriations to be reported periodically to the Board;

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

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

8. negotiate and execute charter contract addenda if necessary to implement recent legislation changing the process for federal funds distribution to charter schools.

C-100 FINAL READING: PROPOSED NEW BOARD POLICY 5330.02, SUN SAFETY, AND AMENDMENTS TO BOARD POLICY 5330, USE OF MEDICATIONS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt new policy 5330.02, Sun Safety, and amended Policy 5330, Use of Medications, and authorize the Superintendent to file the policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective October 7, 2014.

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: AUGUST 8, 2014 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the instructional and non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations as included in Personnel Action Listing 1064.

D-21 APPOINTMENTS AND LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2014-2015 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendations as set forth above for appointments and lateral transfers to be effective October 8, 2014, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-22 APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT - THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SAMUEL WATERMAN AND THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1184 (AFSCME), FMCS CASE NO. 140417-55314-3

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, accept the resignation of Samuel Waterman and approve the Settlement Agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Samuel Waterman and The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1184, to resolve in its entirety FMCS Case No. 140417-55314-3.

D-23 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 15, 2014 THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field for the period of July 15, 2014 through October 20, 2014.

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

2 CALENDAR DAYS
LOUIS A. HARRELL - LEAD CUSTODIAN
MEDIA PROGRAMS

9 WORKDAYS
LA'KIA M. FIRSHER- PARAPROFESSIONAL I
AMERICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

4 CALENDAR DAYS
RAYMOND ADAMS - PROPERTY ASSET SPECIALIST
STORES AND MAIL DISTRIBUTION

30 WORKDAYS
TIMOTHY M. GRAY - TEACHER
JORGE MAS CANOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
ORENTHAL J. ADAMS - TEACHER
HOMESTEAD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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

A) Mr. Louis A Harrell, Lead Custodian, Media Programs, suspension without pay for two (2) calendar days, effective
October 8, 2014.

B) Ms. La'Kia M. Firsher, Paraprofessional I, American Senior High School, suspension without pay for nine (9) workdays, effective October 8, 2014.

C) Mr. Raymond Adams, Property Asset Specialist, Stores and Mail Distribution, suspension without pay for four (4) calendar days, effective October 8, 2014.

D) Mr. Timothy M. Gray, Teacher, Jorge Mas Canosa Middle Schoo!, suspension without pay for thirty (30) workdays, effective October 8, 2014.

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

A) Mr. Orenthal J. Adams, Teacher, Homestead Senior High School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective October 8, 2014.

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE PERIODS ENDING JULY AND AUGUST 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Reports for the periods ending July and August 2014.

E-36 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION TO PROVIDE SNACKS/MEALS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR PROGRAMS FROM OCTOBER 8, 2014 THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2015

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to enter into contractual agreements with community agencies for the Department of Food and Nutrition to provide snacks/meals for participants in their programs from October 8, 2014 through August 19, 2015.

E-66 RENEWAL OF STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS WITH CLINICAL SETTINGS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize purchase of Student Professional Liability insurance coverage through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., from Chicago Insurance Company (A.M. Best A XV) with coverage limits of $1 million per occurrence/$6 million annual aggregate, with the School Board to be named as an additional insured, to cover students enrolled in a program through the Health Science Education Division of Career & Technical Education where proof of coverage is required, with total premiums for such coverage of $21,604 including all state required fees, with additional students added during the year to be at no additional cost, effective October 17, 2014 to October 16, 2015.

E-67 APPROVAL OF PREMIUM EQUIVALENT RATES, AND INDIVIDUAL STOP LOSS COVERAGE FOR DISTRICT SELF-INSURED HEALTHCARE PROGRAM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2015

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

1. approve the monthly premium equivalent rates for benefit eligible full and part time employees, eligible COBRA participants, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents, subject to rate revisions following final union negotiations, effective January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015;

OAP 10

OAP 20

Local Plus

Employee Only

$683.00

$658.00

$657.00

EE + SP

$1,643.00

$1,585.00

$1,583.00

EE + CH*

$1,364.00

$1,316.00

$1,314.00

Family

$2,611.00

$2,520.00

$2,516.00

Adult Dependent**

$580.00

$559.00

$558.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The 2015 Premium equivalent rates include: 9% Trend, -1% ACA Fees, -4% improvement in claim loss ratio.

*Rate includes adult children up to age 26 in compliance with 2010 Federal Affordable Care Act.

** Rate is per eligible dependent 27-30 years of age in addition to other dependent rates as shown above in compliance with Florida Statute §627.602(c)(1).

2. confirm the following ASO structure for the District’s self-funded healthcare program for calendar year 2015:

2015

Administrative Services Only (ASO) Fee

$21.46

Pharmaceutical Rebate Decrement

($7.00)

Individual Stop Loss (ISL)

$7.80

Internal Service Fund Administrative Fee

$3.08

Total

$25.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-68 CONFIRMATION OF FINAL RATES FOR 2015 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROGRAM

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

1. approve the following rate structure for Long Term Disability with The Hartford, effective January 1, 2015, for benefit-eligible employees, (active and eligible part-time), for a three-year term, with the ability to extend for two additional one-year periods, subject to successful renewal negotiations and Board action:

Level          Monthly Rate

Level 1           $19.88

Level 2           $25.47

Level 3           $38.40

Level 4           $0.873/$100

2. approve the following Medicare Advantage Plan monthly rates for calendar year 2015:

Cigna (Leon Medical Centers)      $ 0.00

UnitedHealthcare                      $ 45.00

UnitedHealthcare Plan 3             $328.00

3. approve Medicare Supplement Plan rates for United Healthcare Plans A, F, N, effective January 1, 2015 for Miami-Dade County and other service areas to be the age banded rates filed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS);

4. approve Pharmacy Plans (Medicare Part D) monthly rates with UnitedHealthcare of Florida, effective January 1, 2015 as follows; and

Comprehensive:   $ 84.18

Premier:             $155.31

5. rescind its previous award for Identity Theft Protection Services to U.S. Legal Services, Inc., and award its Identity Theft Protection Services product, pursuant to RFP# 041-PP10, to Identity Rehab Corporation (ID Watchdog), effective January 1, 2015, at the following monthly rates for an initial three-year term, with the ability to extend for two additional one-year periods, subject to successful renewal negotiations and Board action:

Employee Only         $ 7.95

Employee & Family    $13.95

E-76 ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED 2015 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS (revised)

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

1. adopt the proposed 2015 State and Federal Legislative Programs; and

2. authorize the Superintendent to advocate for the best interests 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.

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS

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

E-87 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AUDITS 2014 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2015 ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN AND BUDGET

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Office of Management and Compliance Audits 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Annual Audit Plan and Budget.

E-88 AUDIT OF DISPARITY STUDY PHASE I

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audit of Disparity Study Phase I.

E-89 AUDIT OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Audit of Grants Management and Controls.

E-90 FOLLOW-UP OF ARTS & MINDS CHARTER SCHOOL INVESTIGATION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Follow-up of Arts & Minds Charter School Investigation.

E-91 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FLORIDA EDUCATION FINANCE PROGRAM FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENTS AND STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FYE JUNE 30, 2013 – REPORT NO. 2015-003

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida receive and file the Miami-Dade County District School Board Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Students and Student Transportation For the FYE June 30, 2013 – Report No. 2015-003.

E-141 TERMINATE AWARD ON CONTRACT NO. 060-KK01 – CUSTODIAL CHEMICAL-CLEANING SUPPLIES

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

1. TERMINATE Contract No. 060-KK01 – CUSTODIAL CHEMICAL-CLEANING SUPPLIES, effective October 7, 2014, as follows:

IDEAL SUPPLY, INC.
4321 N.E. 12 TERRACE
OAKLAND PARK, FL 33334
OWNER: JORGE F. MANRESA, PRESIDENT

WEXFORD LABS, INC.
325 LEFFINGWELL AVENUE
KIRKWOOD, MO 63122
OWNER: MARY ANNE AUER, C.E.O./DIRECTOR

E-142 TERMINATE AWARD ON CONTRACT NO. 066-LL05 – PAPER, LASER-PRINTER ROLL (ITS)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida TERMINATE Contract No. 066-LL05 – PAPER, LASER-PRINTER ROLL (ITS), effective October 7, 2014, as follows:

BEST FORMS & LABEL PRINTING, INC.
8970 TAFT STREET
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33024
OWNER: JAMES J. OLDER, PRESIDENT

E-143 TERMINATE AWARD ON CONTRACT NO. 049-MM05 – FILE FOLDERS

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

1. TERMINATE Contract No. 049-MM05 – FILE FOLDERS, effective October 7, 2014, as follows:

AFP INDUSTRIES, INC.
7436 S.W. 48 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33155
OWNER: VIVIAN C. CASTELLANOS, PRESIDENT

2. DABOTER, INC.
D.B.A. SMITH OFFICE & COMPUTER SUPPLY
1009 S. 21 AVENUE
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020
OWNER: DAVID M. LEVY, PRESIDENT

E-144 TERMINATE AWARD ON CONTRACT NO. 093-NN10 – MOBILE CUSTOM-CATERING FOOD TRUCK

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida TERMINATE Contract No. 093-NN10 – MOBILE CUSTOM-CATERING FOOD TRUCK, effective October 7, 2014, as follows:

FOODCART USA, CORP.
10470 S.W. 187 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33157
OWNER: CRYSTAL D. RAMIREZ, PRESIDENT

E-145 WITHDRAWAL OF AGENDA ITEM E-145, AWARD BID NO. 055-PP06 – VACANT LOT MAINTENANCE: MOWING AND FENCE-LINE CLEARING

(withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 055-PP06 – VACANT LOT MAINTENANCE: MOWING AND FENCE-LINE CLEARING, to purchase, at firm unit prices, quantities, as may be required, of fence-line clearing, lot maintenance, tractor mowing, mechanical clearing and collection, removal and proper disposal of bulk trash and debris, as needed, for Miami-Dade County Public Schools facilities, sites and locations, during the term of the bid, effective October 7, 2014 through October 6, 2015, and for each subsequent extension period as follows:

PRIMARY

1. THOMAS MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC.
16205 S.W. 117 AVENUE, UNIT 7
MIAMI, FL 33177
OWNER: MARY K. THOMAS, PRESIDENT

ALTERNATE

2. BANNERMAN LANDSCAPING, INC.
6600 N.W. 27 AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33147
OWNER: PAUL BANNERMAN, PRESIDENT

3. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $140,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $140,000 for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-146 AWARD BID NO. 055-PP06 - VACANT LOT MAINTENANCE: MOWING AND FENCE-LINE CLEARING (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 055-PP06 - VACANT LOT MAINTENANCE: MOWING .. AND FENCE-LINE CLEARING, to purchase, at firm unit prices, quantities, as may be required, of fence-line clearing, lot maintenance, tractor mowing, mechanical clearing and collection, removal and proper disposal of bulk trash and debris, as needed, for Miami-Dade County Public Schools facilities, sites and locations, during the term of the bid, effective October 7, 2014 through October 6, 2015, and for each subsequent extension
period as follows:

PRIMARY

1. THOMAS MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC.
16205 S.W. 117 AVENUE, UNIT 7
MIAMI, FL 33177
OWNER: MARY K. THOMAS, PRESIDENT

Total Low Unit Price Meeting Specifications: Items 1A through 4D.

Item 1A - Fence line, rough growth @ $.27 per linear foot.
Item 1 B - Fence line, medium growth @ $.19 per linear foot.
Item 1C - Fence line, light growth@ $.17 per linear foot
Item 2A - Tractor mowing, under 1 acre@ $18.90 per acre.
Item 28 - Tractor mowing, from 1-3 acres@ $18.90 per acre.
Item 2C - Tractor mowing, from 3-5 acres@ $25 per acre.
Item 2D - Tractor mowing, from 5-10 acres@ $25 per acre.
Item 2E - Tractor mowing, over 10 acres@ $25 per acre.
Item 3 - Mechanical clearing @ $65 per 1,000 square feet.
Item 4A - Debris/trash disposal, light @ $.29 per pound.
Item 48 - Debris/trash disposal, medium@ $135 per ton.
Item 4C - Debris/trash disposal, heavy@ $140 per ton.
Item 4D - Debris/trash disposal, restricted access@ $275 per ton.

ALTERNATE

2. BANNERMAN LANDSCAPING, INC.
6600 N.W. 27 AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33147
OWNER: PAUL BANNERMAN, PRESIDENT

Second Low Unit Price Meeting Specifications: Items 1A through 4D.

Item 1A - Fence line, rough growth @ $.65 per linear foot.
Item 1 B - Fence line, medium growth @ $.45 per linear foot.
Item 1 C - Fence line, light growth @ $.25 per linear foot.
Item 2A - Tractor mowing, under 1 acre@ $80 per acre.
Item 28 - Tractor mowing, from 1-3 acres@ $80 per acre.
Item 2C - Tractor mowing, from 3-5 acres @ $80 per acre.
Item 2D - Tractor mowing, from 5-10 acres@ $50 per acre.
Item 2E - Tractor mowing, over 10 acres @ $50 per acre.
Item 3 - Mechanical clearing @ $.50 per 1,000 square feet.
Item 4A - Debris/trash disposal, light@ $5 per pound.
Item 48 - Debris/trash disposal, medium@ $210 per ton.
Item 4C - Debris/trash disposal, heavy@ $275 per ton.
Item 4D - Debris/trash disposal, restricted access @ $350 per ton.

3. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $140,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $140,000 for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

F-1 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (“FDOT”) TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION BY FDOT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY ADJACENT TO:

1. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1200 NW 6 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33136;

2. W.J BRYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1201 NE 125 STREET, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33161; AND

3. LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER, LOCATED AT 750 NW 20 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33127

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to finalize negotiations and execute License Agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) to facilitate the reconstruction by FDOT of Public Rights-of-way adjacent to:

1. Booker T. Washington Senior High School, located at 1200 NW 6 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136;

2. W.J. Bryan Elementary School, located at 1201 NE 125 Street, North Miami, Florida 33161; and

3. Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center, located at 750 NW 20 Street, Miami, Florida 33127 under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item.

F-2 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND ACCEPT AN AMENDMENT TO THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS PROFFERED BY PASADENA AT THE CALIFORNIA CLUB, LLC, IN CONNECTION WITH ZONING AND LAND USE APPLICATIONS, PROVIDING FOR THE SET-ASIDE OF APPROXIMATELY SIX ACRES OF VACANT LAND, AS A CONTRIBUTION IN-LIEU-OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to finalize negotiations and accept an amendment to the Declaration of Restrictions proffered by Pasadena at the California Club, LLC, in connection with zoning and land use applications, providing for the set-aside of approximately six acres of vacant land, as a contribution in-lieu-of educational facilities impact fees, in substantial conformance with the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item.

F-3 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD AND HOSANNA COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, INC., FOR USE OF THE PARKING FACILITIES AT AGENORIA S. PASCHAL/OLINDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 5536 NW 21 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33142; AND

2) GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELLING OR TERMINATING THE LEASE AGREEMENT

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

1. finalize negotiations and execute a lease agreement between the School Board and Hosanna Community Baptist Church, Inc., for use of the parking facilities at Agenoria S. Paschal/Olinda Elementary School Located at 5536 NW 21 Avenue, Miami, Florida, under substantially the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item; and

2. grant or deny all approvals required under the lease agreement, including renewing, extending, cancelling or terminating the lease agreement.

F-4 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, OPA-LOCKA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND OTHER RELEVANT PARTIES CONCERNING PROPOSED COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION WITHIN THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, INCLUDING THE AREA IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING DR. ROBERT B. INGRAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to work collaboratively with the City of Opa-Locka, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation and other relevant parties concerning proposed community revitalization within the City of Opa-Locka, including the area immediately surrounding Dr. Robert B. Ingram Elementary School, with a follow-up item to be provided to the Board at such time as the scope of the project and potential educational benefits are further refined.

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 $39,490; and

2) make changes to the five-year facilities work program resulting from this budget adjustment.

F-21 COMMISSIONING OF ZYSCOVICH, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED PROTOTYPE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS AT FREDERICK DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 314 NW 12 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33136, PROJECT NO. 01138500, AND BUNCHE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 16001 BUNCHE PARK SCHOOL DRIVE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA 33054, PROJECT NO. 01329500

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Zyscovich, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded Prototype Replacement Projects at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, located at 314 NW 12 Street, Miami, Florida 33136, Project No. 01138500, and Bunche Park Elementary School, located at 16001 Bunche Park School Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054, Project No. 01329500, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $325,000 for A/E Basic Services at Frederick Douglass Elementary School;

2) a lump sum reuse fee of $200,000 for A/E Basic Services at Bunche Park Elementary School; and

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

F-22 COMMISSIONING OF WOLFBERG ALVAREZ & PARTNERS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1100 NW 71 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33150, PROJECT NO. 01326900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, located at 1100 NW 71 Street, Miami, FL 33150, Project No. 01326900, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $422,993 for A/E Basic Services; and

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

F-23 COMMISSIONING OF T&G CORPORATION (D/B/A T&G CONSTRUCTORS) AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1100 NW 71 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33150, PROJECT NO. 01326900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission T&G Corporation (d/b/a T&G Constructors) as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, located at 1100 NW 71 Street, Miami, Florida 33150, Project No. 01326900, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $46,800 for Pre-construction Services; and

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

F-24 COMMISSIONING OF LAURA M. PEREZ AND ASSOCIATES, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT KINLOCH PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4340 NW 3 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33126, PROJECT NO. 01338900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Laura M. Perez & Associates, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Kinloch Park Middle School, located at 4340 NW 3 Street, Miami, FL 33126, Project No. 01338900, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $385,000 for A/E Basic Services; and

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

F-25 COMMISSIONING OF THE WEITZ COMPANY AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT KINLOCH PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4340 NW 3 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33126, PROJECT NO. 01338900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission The Weitz Company as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Kinloch Park Middle School, located at 4340 NW 3 Street, Miami, FL 33126, Project No. 01338900, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $41,550 for Pre-construction Services; and

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

F-26 COMMISSIONING OF KVH ARCHITECTS, PA, AS ARCHITECT/ ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT MELROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 3050 NW 35 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33142, PROJECT NO. 01337400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission KVH Architects, PA, as Architect/Engineer of Record for General Obligation Bond (GOB) funded Renovations at Melrose Elementary School, located at 3050 N.W. 35 Street, Miami, FL 33142, Project No. 01337400, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $347,270 for A/E Basic Services; and

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

F-27 COMMISSIONING OF D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT MELROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 3050 NW 35 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33142, PROJECT NO. 01337400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., as Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Melrose Elementary School, located at 3050 NW 35 Street, Miami, Florida 33142, Project No. 01337400, as follows:

1) a lump sum fee of $38,432 for Pre-construction Services; and

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

F-28 AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT WITH THE GORDIAN GROUP, INC. (d/b/a THE GORDIAN ASSOCIATES, INC.), TO PROVIDE JOB ORDER CONTRACTING SYSTEM CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR ONE (1) ADDITIONAL YEAR UNDER THE SAME TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES AS THE CURRENT FOUR-YEAR EXTENSION.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize an extension of the Agreement with The Gordian Group, Inc. (d/b/a The Gordian Associates, Inc.), to provide Job Order Contracting System Consultant Services for one (1) additional year under the same terms, conditions and fees as the current four-year extension.

F-29 AUTHORIZATION TO ADD V. E. ALVAREZ & PARTNERS, LLC., AS DESIGNATED SPECIALIST FOR MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/ PLUMBING ENGINEERING TO THE AGREEMENT WITH ARVELO & ASSOCIATES, INC., AS SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANT (SPC) - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $1 MILLION EACH.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the addition of V. E. Alvarez & Partners, LLC., as Designated Specialist for Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering to the Agreement with Arvelo & Associates, Inc., as Special Projects Consultant (SPC) - Structural Engineering Services for Miscellaneous Projects up to $1 Million each.

F-60 REJECT BID NO. 047-NN09 – STRIPWOOD FLOORING

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 047-NN09 – STRIPWOOD FLOORING, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications and expansion of the list of potential vendors.

F-61 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CLARK CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC, D.B.A. FORAIR, COOL-BREEZE AIR CONDITIONING CORP., TRANE US, INC. AND WEATHERTROL MAINTENANCE CORP., PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 035-PP09 – CHILLER-SERVICE CONTRACT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AUTHORIZE the Superintendent of Schools, to enter into contractual services agreements between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Clark Contracting Solutions, LLC, d.b.a. Forair, Cool-Breeze Air Conditioning, Corp., Trane US, Inc. and Weathertrol Maintenance Corp., pursuant to Request For Proposals No. 035-PP09 – CHILLER-SERVICE CONTRACT, to provide a full-service chiller contract, to include all necessary labor, transportation, material and equipment, to test, service, inspect, repair and maintain chillers for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, during the term of the proposal, effective January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. CLARK CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
D.B.A. FORAIR13701 S.W. 143 COURT, #101
MIAMI, FL 33186
OWNER: FRANK CLARK, JR., PRESIDENT

2. COOL-BREEZE AIR CONDITIONING CORP.
13120 S.W. 130 TERRACE
MIAMI, FL 33186
OWNER: FRANK D. CRAWLEY, PRESIDENT

3. TRANE U.S., INC.
2884 CORPORATE WAY
MIRAMAR, FL 33025
OWNER: DAVID REGNERY, PRESIDENT/C.E.O.

4. WEATHERTROL MAINTENANCE CORP.
7250 N.E. 4 AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33138 M/WBE
OWNER: CARLOS I. BORJA, PRESIDENT/C.E.O.

5. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $7,870,706 (2,430,222 (MSC 1), $999,722 (MSC 4), $1,732,590 (MSC 2), $1,992,654 (MSC 3) plus ten (10) percent ($715,519) for any time and material that may be required), for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $5,247,141 ($1,620,148 (MSC 1), $666,722 (MSC 4), $1,155,060 (MSC 2), $1,328,439 (MSC 3) plus ten (10) percent ($477,013) for each of the subsequent three (3) one (1) year extension periods. The total estimated dollar amounts include a base price for maintenance and an additional ten (10) percent for any time and material that may be required. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve four (4) new applications for contractor prequalification.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 RESIGNATION: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. JANA LANTZ - DOAH CASE NO. 12-3970TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida accept the resignation of Jana Lantz effective as of August 1, 2014.

G-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF NEW POLICY 6465, COMMERCIAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, AND AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 6320, PURCHASING

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to adopt new policy 6465, Commercial Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion, and amend Board Policy 6320, Purchasing.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-2 ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1) include in the Board's 2015 Legislative Program as a priority, the reform of Florida's system of assessment and accountability in accordance with the recommendations adopted September 3, 2014 and in the best interest of the students and teachers of Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

2) include in the 2015 Legislative Program as a priority the elimination of unfunded mandates;

3) request that the Superintendent update the School Board regarding developments in the assessment and accountability debate as information becomes available; and

4) authorize the Superintendent to send correspondence to the representatives of the State Board of Education communicating the Board's request for a comprehensive review of the entire assessment program.

H-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-094 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING DR. MARCOS MORAN (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-094 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Dr. Marcos Moran for his outstanding contributions to the community.

H-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-095 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HONORING MS. BERNADETTE PARDO (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-095 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Bernadette Pardo for her outstanding contributions to the community.

H-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-088 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-088 of The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Blessings in a Backpack.

H-6 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-087 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING “SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS WEEK,” NOVEMBER 10-16, 2014, AS SPEARHEADED BY THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-087 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing “Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week,” November 10-16, 2014, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

H-8 DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent and School Board Attorney to:

a) review current domestic and sexual violence laws and School Board policies, as well as the District’s awareness and educational efforts, and provide a report with recommendations to enhance or improve our efforts and address this issue on behalf of our students and employees; and

b) review the District’s Code of Student Conduct and make recommendations that address any concerns that exist as procedural, or otherwise, barriers to ensuring a safe learning environment for all students and employees.

H-9 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-091 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING CALUSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HOMESTEAD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS THE WINNERS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S ADVISORY PANEL INCLUSION- ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-091 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Calusa Elementary and Homestead Senior High School as the winners of the Superintendent’s Advisory Panel Inclusion-Achievement Award.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-092 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION HEALTHY SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE-CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-092 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Award winners.

H-11 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-096 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JEFFREY B. SHAPIRO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-096 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jeffrey B. Shapiro.

H-14 KEEPING I.D. SAFE (KIDS) ACT, SB 242/HB 151

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, direct the School Board Attorney to draft informational material for parents regarding the KIDS Act and present the School Board with policy changes, if necessary, to insure that if/when an informational breach occurs that the guardians of the victims are provided within a reasonable time the documentation necessary to invoke the fee waiver of the KIDS Act.

H-15 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-097 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING FREDERICK F. THORNBURG (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-097 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Frederick F. Thornburg.

H-16 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JOURNALIST ADRIANA BIANCO (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-093 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing journalist Adriana Bianco.

H-17 PROPOSED 2015 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM OF THE GREATER FLORIDA CONSORTIUM OF SCHOOL BOARDS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY VICE CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adopt the proposed draft 2015 Legislative Program.

H-18 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQU REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, through the Superintendent, establish the framework to highly encourage that schools appoint a volunteer/advocate to support the infusion of the mandate to provide instruction about Hispanic contributions to U.S. history in the same manner that it is done for African American History Month; and that M-DCPS's legislative agenda for the 2015 legislative
session include a request for the creation of a task force under the Commissioner of Education for Hispanic Heritage Education modeled after the existing Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force.

H-19 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-098 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAJOR STEPHANIE DANIELS, SERGEANT KARYN R. KINSEY, SERGEANT BETTY ALEXANDRE, AND SERGEANT PETRA REEVESEVANS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-098 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Major Stephanie Daniels, Sergeant Karyn R. Kinsey, Sergeant Betty Alexandre, and Sergeant Petra Reeves-Evans for their service to
the community.

Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

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I-1 CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS, AND OTHER INFORMATION

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