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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Miami, Florida

OFFICIAL AGENDA

JANUARY 15, 2020                REGULAR BOARD MEETING                         11:00 A. M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*

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


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

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 102, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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


11:00 A. M.


CALL TO ORDER


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION


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

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

 

B-3  REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-003 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION’S CITIZEN ALUMNI ACADEMY AND MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH FORENSIC INVESTIGATIVE ACADEMY SPIRIT OF GIVING INITIATIVE, AND RYDER SYSTEM & THE SUNSHINE CORVETTE CLUB’S NEVA KING COOPER HOLIDAY EVENTS (Replaced)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 20-003 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizens Alumni Academy Association, Ryder System, Inc., and The Sunshine Corvette Club, Inc., for their goodwill and genuine commitment to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 

B-4  REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MR. JERRY RATEAU.

 

B-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-002 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. DAVID MOORE FOR HIS LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, AND DEDICATION TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 20-002 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. David Moore.

 

B-6  REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-001 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MIKE LOWELL

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 20-001 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mike Lowell.

 

B-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-004 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, MIAMI CENTRAL AND MIAMI NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL TEAMS FOR WINNING THE 2019 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Good Cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 20-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Booker T. Washington, Miami Central And Miami Northwestern Football Teams For Winning The 2019 State Football Championships.

 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  •  G. Holmes Braddock Senior High Dance & Music Performers

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:     December 10th, December 12th, and December 17th, 2019


APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:       December 11, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting and Attorney-Client Session of December 18, 2019


B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

- Board Member Announcements *

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


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

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


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



A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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


C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY


D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT


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


F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION


G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY


H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

- Proposed Board Member Initiatives

- Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business


I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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


REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING SPEAKERS AND/OR SPEAKERS TO CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE HEARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BOARD POLICY.
THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BEGIN NO LATER THAN APPROXIMATELY 6:30 P.M.  THE CHAIR MAY BEGIN CALLING SPEAKERS WHO ARE PRESENT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE REGULAR AGENDA.  THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL NOT CONCLUDE BEFORE 4:30 P.M., UNLESS ALL OF THE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ARE PRESENT AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. 



A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

  • Graduation Rates

 

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-100  FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 2370, MAGNET PROGRAMS/SCHOOLS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to adopt the proposed amendments to School Board Policy 2370, Magnet Programs/Schools, and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida to be effective January 15, 2020.

 

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 1127 for Instructional and Non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves, separations, retirements and resignations from November 22, 2019 through December 12, 2019.
  2. Instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field from September 24, 2019 through January 10, 2020.

D-21  REQUEST APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS FOR 2019-2020 AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS (Revised)

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

  1. change of title and minimum qualifications to the following:
  2. a. District Director, EH/SED Programs, MEP paygrade 23, to District Director, ESE Programs, MEP paygrade 23, Office of Exceptional Student Education

    b. Principal, Vocational/Technical, MEP, paygrade PR, to Principal, Senior/Vocational/Technical, MEP, paygrade PR


  3. appointments and lateral transfers to be effective January 16, 2020, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the item and authorize compensation adjustments upon appointment and thereafter as stipulated in this item.

D-55 (Revised)

  1. RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION
  2. RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

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 employee.
    2. A) Manuel Cabeiro: suspension without pay from his position as Teacher at Spanish Lake Elementary School, for five (5) workdays, effective January 16, 2020, 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. 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.
    4. A) Tabatha Gatewood: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at Southwest Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective January 16, 2020, 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).

      B) Blanca N. Gomez: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at Southwest Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective January 16, 2020, 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).

      C) Verdell L. Jackson: suspension without pay from her position as Teacher at Brentwood Elementary School, for ten (10) workdays, effective January 16, 2020, 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 5630, Corporal Punishment and Use of Reasonable Force. 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.

      D) Georgette A. Lucas: suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings from her position as Teacher at Van E. Blanton Elementary School, effective January 16, 2020, 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.

      E) Devion M. Woods: suspension without pay from her position as School Bus Driver at North Transportation Center, for thirty (30) calendar days, effective January 16, 2020, 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).

     

    D-66 AUTHORIZE THE RENEWAL OF THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT TO INCLUDE THE FOUNDATION FOR NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVES AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN’S EVIDENCE-BASED REFERRAL AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorizes the Superintendent execute the renewal of Cooperative Agreement to include the Foundation for New Education Initiatives and Miami-Dade County to implement the evidence-based referral and family engagement system, as well as amendments, extensions, and renewals of such agreements and documents to implement the program; and exercise termination, waiver, and other provisions set forth therein.

     

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

    E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 2019

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending November 2019.

     

    E-141 REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD AUCTIONS

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive the report from June 2018 through November 2019, auctions of surplus/obsolete items and vehicles results

     

    E-143  AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-18-035-TR – DIPLOMAS (Revised)

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

    1. AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-18-035-TR – DIPLOMAS to establish a contract, to purchase for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, with an initial effective date of January 15, 2020 through January 14, 2023 and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida and the successful bidder, be extended for two (2) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

      GRADUATE SERVICES OF MIAMI dba HERFF JONES MIAMI
      7640 NW 25TH Street, Unit 107
      MIAMI, FL 33122
      OWNER: EDWARD JONES, DVPT
    2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase up to a total estimated amount of $140,000 for the initial contract term and an amount not to exceed $46,666.00 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period (s). Board authorization of this recommendation does not guarantee any estimated quantities will be purchased.    

     

    E-144  AWARD OF CONTRACT THROUGH DIRECT NEGOTIATION – ARMORED CAR SERVICES

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

    1. AWARD CONTRACT FOR ARMORED CAR SERVICES - to establish a contract, at firm unit prices for the purchase of armored car services, for Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the term of the bid, with an initial effective date of January 15, 2020 through January 14, 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 one (1) year extension period thereto, as follows:

      BRINK’S INCORPORATED
      555 DIVIDEND DRIVE, SUITE 100
      COPPELL, TX 75019
      OWNER/OFFICER: RONALD DOMANICO, DIRECTOR
    2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, up to the total estimated amount of $400,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $200,000 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown in the agenda item will be expended.

     

    E-145 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-19-005-CM – OUTFITTING, RELOCATION, ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF LOGISTICS

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

    1. AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-19-005-CM – OUTFITTING, RELOCATION, ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF LOGISTICS, to establish a contract, at firm unit prices, for specialized industrial/commercial services for the relocation, assembly and installation of logistics of specific projects for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, during the term of the bid, with an effective date of January 15, 2020, through January 14, 2023, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful bidders, be extended for two (2) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:
      1. BELTMANN GROUP INCORPORATED
        2480 LONG LAKE ROAD
        ROSEVILLE, MN 55113
        OWNER/OFFICER: DANN W. BATTINA, CEO

        LOCAL ADDRESS:
        3039 NORTH ANDREWS AVENUE EXTENSION
        POMPANO BEACH, FL 33064
      2. COMMERCIAL RELOCATION GROUP INC.DBA SCS TECHNOLOGIES
        1403 SW 10 AVE POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069
        OWNER/OFFICER: CRAIG STANNARD, PRESIDENT
      3. MILLENNIUM RELOCATION SERVICES, INC.
        9332 NW 101 STREET MEDLEY, FL 33178
        OWNER/OFFICER: JULIO E. MARTINEZ, PRESIDENT
        LOCAL
    2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $1,500,000 for the initial contract term and an amount not to exceed $500,000 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

     

    F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

     

    F-1   THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECEIVE A REPORT REGARDING ON-GOING WORK WITH THE OMNI CRA AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UNIT, AND AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO INITIATE NEGOTIATIONS, AND REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD AT A FUTURE MEETING WITH THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS FOR ITS CONSIDERATION

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

    1. receive a report regarding ongoing work with the Omni CRA and Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Unit regarding redevelopment of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School for benefit of the adjacent Overtown community stakeholders; and
    2. authorize the Superintendent to initiate negotiations, and report back to the Board at a future meeting with the appropriate documents for its consideration.

     

    F-2  AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO \FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A REVOCABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE MIAMI PARKING AUTHORITY (“MPA”), FOR USE OF THE MPA OPERATED PUBLIC PARKING LOT #13, LOCATED AT N.W. 3 COURT AND N.W. 3 AVENUE, CITY OF MIAMI, TO SERVE STAFF OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

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

    1. finalize negotiations and execute a Revocable License Agreement with the Miami Parking Authority (“MPA”), for use of the MPA operated public parking lot #13, located at N.W. 3 Court and N.W. 3 Avenue, City of Miami, to serve staff of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School, under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item;
    2. execute amendments to the Revocable License Agreement within the authority granted to the Superintendent by the Board in the Revocable License Agreement; and
    3. grant or deny all approvals or waivers required under the Revocable License Agreement, including, without limitation, renewing, extending, canceling or terminating the Revocable License Agreement, and placing MPA in default, as may be applicable.

     

    F-26  COMMISSION OF KVH ARCHITECTS, P.A. AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD (SHELTERED MARKET – SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT CAROL CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL, PROJECT NUMBER 01615900

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission KVH Architects, P.A., as Architect/Engineer of Record Sheltered Market – Small Business Enterprises for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Carol City Middle School, located at 3737 N.W. 188 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055, Project Number 01615900 as follows:

    1. A lump sum fee of $177,250 for A/E Basic Services; and
    2. Project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

     

    F-27   COMMISSION OF M.A.C. CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT CAROL CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL, PROJECT NUMBER 01615900

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission M.A.C. Construction, Inc., as the Construction Management at-Risk firm, (Sheltered Market – Small Business Enterprises) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Carol City Middle School, located at 3737 N.W. 188 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055, Project Number 01615900, as follows:

    1. Lump sum fee of $22,650 for CMR 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 RENEW THE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES (PMSS) AGREEMENT WITH WSP USA INC., FOR THIRTY-ONE (31) MONTHS, AND CORRECT THE AGREEMENT SCRIVENER’S ERROR, AS AMENDED

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize a renewal to the Program Management Support Services Agreement with WSP USA Inc., for thirty-one (31) months, and correction of the Agreement scrivener’s error, as amended.

     

    F-29   COMMISSION OF ALLEGUEZ ARCHITECTURE, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD (A/E) FOR PART 2 (FULL A/E) SERVICES FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS & NEW P.E. SHELTER AT LEISURE CITY K-8 CENTER, PROJECT NUMBER 01529100

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Alleguez Architecture, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for Part 2 (Full A/E) Services for General Obligation Bond Funded Renovations & New P.E. Shelter at Leisure City K-8 Center, located at 14950 S.W. 288 Street, Miami, Florida 33033, Project Number 01529100, as follows:

    1. A lump sum fee of $368,000 for Part 2 Basic Services; and
    2. Project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

     

    F-40  CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL

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

    B-1.   Change Order No. 3 on Project No. 01509200, General Obligation Bond Funded ESE Building Addition (Phase 1), Citrus Grove Elementary School for an additional cost of $25,630.49.

    B-2.   Final Change Order, Change Order No. 1 on Project No. 01433000, General Obligation Bond Funded Renovation Project, Coconut Grove Elementary School for a  credit  of $33,383.57.

     

    F-41    AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO GEC ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; PROJECT NUMBER 01530100

    RECOMMENDED:  That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, award the Guaranteed Maximum Price to GEC Associates, Inc, for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at Pinecrest Elementary School; Project Number 01530100; in the amount of $2,865,479, which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $110,000.

     

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

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

     


    G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

    G-1  MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. SHAVONNE L. ANDERSON DOAH Case No.  19-3616TTS

    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 Miami-Dade County, School Board v. Shavonne L. Anderson, DOAH Case No. 19-3616TTS, terminating Respondent’s employment with the School Board.

     


    H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

    Proposed Board Member Initiatives

     

    H-3  ENDORSEMENT OF JANUARY AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH (Revised)

    ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse January 2020 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and support the related efforts of the Division of Student Services and Police Department.

     

    H-5   SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2020 AS ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Revised)

    ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse March 2020 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

     

    H-6  THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD PROMOTE MARCH 2020 AS FLORIDA BIKE MONTH, ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY FESTIVITIES, AND RECOGNIZE THE BIKESAFE PROGRAM (Revised)

    ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promote March 2020 as Florida Bike Month, encourage participation in the National Bike to School Day festivities, and recognize the BikeSafe Program for its efforts in improving bicycle safety at middle schools.

     

    H-8  SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 5200, ATTENDANCE (Revised)

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

    1. gather feedback from student leaders, teachers, parent representatives, school site administrators, district personnel, and the School Board Attorney for the purpose of informing and identifying best practices and protocols for administrators to utilize when vetting any and all related requests pertaining to the section entitled ‘reasonable excuses for time missed at school’ under Policy 5200 Attendance;
    2. develop and ensure guidelines include best practices and protocols addressing principal, student and parent/guardian roles and responsibilities relative to excused absence requests made under Policy 5200, ‘reasonable excuses for time missed at school’, e.g. requirement of parent/guardian permission, follow-up student assignments, and confirmation of aligned learning goals and standards to the event/activity; and
    3. provide follow up to the Board and/or recommendations no later than the April 2020 School Board meeting.

     

    H-9   SCHOOL BOARD CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE MIAMI-DADE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

    ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, confirm the Chair’s appointments and elect:  (i) Ms. Lubby Navarro to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; and (ii) Ms. Maria Teresa Rojas as the alternate representative of the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; and (iii) Mr. Hani M. Jardack as the School Board’s citizen member on the Value Adjustment Board.

     

    H-10  CLEAN AND BE SEEN:  THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HYGIENE AND ATTENDANCE (Revised)

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

    1. Explore through a partnership, donation or grant the possibility of installing laundry appliances at pilot school and/or off-campus sites where chronic absenteeism persists;
    2. Review current processes for implementation and management of existing programs around the country where laundry appliances are installed;
    3. Analyze data on absenteeism prior to the installation of such machines to that of attendance rates after installation;
    4. Following a review of data and implementation procedures, determine whether a limited number of sites should experiment in this effort to lower chronic absenteeism; and
    5. Provide a response by the September 2020 School Board meeting.

     

    H-11   VIRTUAL REALITY AND COMBATING BULLYING AND OTHER BEHAVIORS THAT PLACE STUDENTS AT RISK (Revised)

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

    1. Explore effective virtual reality curriculum options that are designed to reduce bullying, and determine whether implementation of such options is beneficial in our District;
    2. Research whether effective virtual reality curriculum is available in combating sexual abuse and molestation, internet solicitation, and human trafficking, and determine the viability of introducing virtual reality programs in our schools; and
    3. Provide a response by the June 2020 School Board meeting.

     

    H-12 PROVIDE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR PUERTO RICO (Revised Good Cause)

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

    1. provide relief efforts for Puerto Rico by donating school supplies, surplus classroom chairs and/or any school furniture, as may be available; and
    2. coordinate transport of donations, as may be available, with identified willing agencies, at no cost to the District.

     

    H-13 STUDENT-ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS INITIATIVES (Revised Good Cause)

    ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to explore mental health issues specific to M-DCPS student-athletes, by:

    1. customizing mental health awareness campaigns to student-athletes;
    2. organizing forums or events with participation from community partners to discuss salient issues and available resources;
    3. developing a taskforce with participation from community stakeholders, such as mental health professionals, educators and athletic directors and/or obtaining responses to a survey regarding student-athlete mental health from coaches and athletic directors;
    4. providing mental health awareness training for student-athletes’ coaches, athletic directors and families that identify risk factors and signs associated with mental illness; and
    5. establishing mentorship programs, and report back to the Board at the  February 12, 2020 School Board Meeting.


    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
    01.15.20

 

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