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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

JUNE 21, 2017 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 102, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017.

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.
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11:00 A. M.

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

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

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

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

B-3 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-077 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA, HONORING CISELY SCOTT, 2016-2017 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, LENORA B. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-077 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida honoring Cisely Scott, 2016-2017 Assistant Principal of the Year, Lenora B. Smith Elementary School.

B-4 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-076 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA, HONORING TINA BROWN

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-076 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida honoring Tina Brown.

B-5 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-079 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JEANNETTE ACEVEDO-ISENBERG (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-079 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jeannette Acevedo-Isenberg.

B-6 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-080 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING HANI JARDACK (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-080 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Hani Jardack.

B-7 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-074 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-074 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Miami Music Project for improving and nurturing children’s social-emotional well-being, promoting social progress through music, and building pride within the communities served.

B-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-075 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MR. SHANE WHITE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE HOMESTEAD HOUSING AUTHORITY, THE HOMESTEAD HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CITY OF HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-075 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mr. Shane White, Executive Director, Homestead Housing Authority, The Homestead Housing Authority Board Of Directors and The City Of Homestead, Florida for their steadfast commitment and support of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Title I Migrant Education Program.

B-9 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-078 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE SOUTH FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (SFEFCU)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-078 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union.

B-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-081 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. CHERYL E. JOHNSON, PRINCIPAL AT GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-081 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Cheryl E. Johnson, Principal, George Washington Carver Elementary School.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

  • Perfect Attendance

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • May 23, 2017 and June 8, 2017

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • Revised April 5, 2017 School Board Meeting
  • May 24, 2017 School Board Meeting

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

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

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

E. INNOVATION GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Proposed Board Member Initiatives
  • Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

  • FSA Scores
  • 2017-2018 Budget Update

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 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH SHAKE-A LEG MIAMI, INC. TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018

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

1. enter into a cooperative agreement with Shake-A-Leg Miami, Inc. to facilitate the provision of educational and vocational experiences for students with disabilities as part of a collaborative program, effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018; and

2. extend the cooperative agreement for a maximum of 2 additional one-year periods.

There is no exchange of funds.

C-2 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A RENEWAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH ALPHA CHARTER OF EXCELLENCE, INC. ON BEHALF OF ALPHA CHARTER OF EXCELLENCE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to negotiate and execute a renewal services agreement for curriculum support services with Alpha Charter of Excellence, Inc. on behalf of Alpha Charter of Excellence with an option to renew.

C-3 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CHARTER SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE MIAMI BOARDING SCHOOL, INC., ON BEHALF OF THE SEED SCHOOL OF MIAMI

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to negotiate and execute a management agreement with The Miami Boarding School, Inc., a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation, on behalf of The SEED School of Miami to provide strategic planning, staffing recommendations, human resource coordination, facilities development, regulatory compliance, corporate records maintenance, accounting, budgeting, cash management and financial reporting services for the remainder of the term of the charter school contract, with an option to renew and for a fee of up to 10% of funds received by the school through the Florida Education Finance Program per student Full Time Equivalent per year. Additional services, including but not limited to food services and transportation, may be provided under separate contract at cost.

C-4 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL AND ADOPTION RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR K-12 SOCIAL STUDIES FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve and adopt recommended instructional materials for K-12 Social Studies for the 2017-18 school year.

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 1. PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS FROM APRIL 7, 2017 THROUGH MAY 25, 2017

2. INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2017 THROUGH JUNE 5, 2017

3. APPOINTMENT OF PERSONNEL FOR 2017-2018

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

1. Personnel Action Listing 1096 for Instructional and Non-Instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations from April 7, 2017 through May 25, 2017.

2. Instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field from February 11, 2017 through June 5, 2017.

3. Pursuant to Florida Statute 1012.22, nominations of personnel for 2017-2018, subject to the provisions set forth in their respective collective bargaining agreements or other applicable agreements and in accordance with state statutes and policies of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS, LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUSTMENT OF COMPENSATION OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2016-2017 (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, lateral transfers to be effective June 22, 2017, 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 the agenda item.

D-22 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A CONTINUATION OF THE M-DCPS MASTER PLAN FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION 2017-2018 TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR APPROVAL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to submit a continuation letter of the current Master Plan for Inservice Education 2014-2019 to the Florida Department of Education.

D-55 1) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION
2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL
(revised)

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

A) Mr. Willie B. Carr, Trades Helper, Maintenance Service Center 1, suspension without pay for three (3) calendar days, effective June 22, 2017.
B) Ms. Gina S. Ferrandiz, Secretary/Treasurer, Ada Merritt K-8 Center, suspension without pay for two (2) workdays, effective June 22, 2017.

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, in the following manner:
A) Ms. Ileana Cordero, Part-Time Food Service Worker I, Charles R. Hadley Elementary School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective June 22, 2017.

D-65 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF ONE NEW CHARTER APPLICATION, SIXTEEN RENEWAL CHARTER CONTRACTS, ONE NEW CHARTER CONTRACT, FOUR CHARTER CONTRACT AMENDMENTS AND ONE CHARTER CONSOLIDATION (revised 2)

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

A. Approve one charter school application and authorize the Superintendent to negotiate a contract reflecting the contents of the application as approved by the School Board for BridgePrep Academy, Inc. on behalf of BridgePrep Academy of North Miami Beach.

B. Approve renewal charter contracts with:

1. Theodore R. & Thelma A. Gibson Charter School, Inc., (Theodore R. & Thelma A. Gibson Charter School) (MSID 2060), to (i) renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022 and, (ii) implement an Action Plan to address progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention;

2. Doral Academy, Inc., d/b/a Just Arts and Management Charter Middle School (MSID 6083), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032;

3. Mater Academy, Inc., d/b/a:

a. iMater Academy (MSID 5384), to (i) renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022, and, (ii) amend the grade level configuration from grades K-8 to grades K-5;

b. iMater Preparatory Academy High School (MSID 7090), to renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022;

c. Mater Academy at Mount Sinai (MSID 5054), to (i) renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022, (ii) amend the grade level configuration from grades K-8 to grades K-5, and, (iii) align the student enrollment capacity with the current facility capacity of 208 students;

d. Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy (MSID 5046), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to (i) renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032, (ii) allow the school to remain at their current facility until June 30, 2019, and, (iii) require consolidation of the school with Mater Grove Academy (MSID 5045) if relocation to its permanent facility does not take place by June 30, 2019; and,

e. Mater Academy East Charter High School (MSID 7037), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032.

4. Somerset Academy, Inc., d/b/a:

a. Somerset Academy Bay (MSID 5062), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032;

b. Somerset Academy Bay Middle School (MSID 6128), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032;

c. Somerset Academy Charter Elementary School (South Homestead) (MSID 0339), to renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022;

d. Somerset Academy (Silver Palms) (MSID 0332), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2032.

5. AcadeMir Charter Schools, Inc., d/b/a AcadeMir Charter School Middle (MSID 6082), to renew the charter contract for a 5-year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022;

6. Alpha Charter of Excellence, Inc., d/b/a Alpha Charter of Excellence (MSID 5410), to (i) renew the charter contract for a 5-year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022 and, (ii) implement an Action Plan to address Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention;

7. BridgePrep Academy, Inc., d/b/a BridgePrep Academy Interamerican Campus (MSID 5020), to renew the charter contract for a 5-year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022;

8. Lincoln-Marti Charter School, Inc., d/b/a Charter High School of the Americas (MSID 7080), under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to renew the charter contract for a 15-year term commencing with the 2017-18 school year and ending June 30, 2032; and,

9. Excelsior Academies, Inc., d/b/a Excelsior Charter Academy (5032), to (i) renew the charter contract for a 5 year term commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2022, (ii) amend the school grade level configuration from grades K-9 to grades K-8, and, (iii) implement an Action Plan to address Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention.

C. Approve a new charter school contract with Arts Academy of Excellence, Inc. (The Arts Academy of Excellence), for a 5-year term, commencing July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2021, which includes a one year deferral for planning making the 2017-18 SY the first year of operation.

D. Approve six (6) amended charter school contracts for:

1. Miami Community Charter School, Inc., (Miami Community Charter School) (MSID 0102), to (i) extend the charter contract for 13 months, until July 31, 2018, and, (ii) implement a Corrective Action Plan;

2. Miami Community Charter Middle School, Inc., (Miami Community Charter Middle School) (MSID 6048), to (i) extend the charter contract for 13 months, until July 31, 2018, and, (ii) implement a Corrective Action Plan;

3. ASPIRA of Florida, Inc., d/b/a ASPIRA Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School (MSID 6020), to (i) extend the charter contract for 2 years, until June 30, 2019, (ii) implement a Corrective Action Plan, and (iii) implement voluntary surrender option if the school does not meet the performance measures outlined in the Corrective Action Plan;

4. The Miami Boarding School, Inc., d/b/a The SEED School of Miami (MSID 6018), to (i) delete the campuses located at 15800 NW 42 Ave., Miami Gardens, Florida 33054; Folio No. 34-2117-024-0010; 11025 SW 84 Street, Cottage 1, 2, 3, 4, Miami, Florida, 33173; Folio No. 30-4031-000-0170 (unoccupied); and, 111 NW 183 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, 33169; Folio No. 34-2101-000-0110; and, (ii) add a campus located at 1901 NW 127 Street, Miami, Florida, 33167; Folio No. 30-2127-000-0140, subject to approval of a lease by the School Board, commencing July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2021;

5. The City of Hialeah, Florida d/b/a City of Hialeah Educational Academy (MSID 7262) under Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to increase student enrollment from 800 students to a maximum of 920 students, commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2028; and,

6. BridgePrep Academy, Inc., d/b/a BridgePrep Academy of Advanced Studies (MSID 7040), to correct student enrollment from 1,200 students to a maximum of 1,400 students commencing with SY 2018-2019 as the school has opted to utilize SY 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 as planning years.

E. Approve for Somerset Academy, Inc., a charter school consolidation, under Section 1002.33(7)(b)(2)(c), High Performing Charter Schools, of Somerset Academy Charter Middle School (Country Palms) (MSID 6043) and Somerset Arts Academy (MSID 2012) for a maximum enrollment capacity of 750 students in grades K-6.

F. Approve a Reduction-in-Force/Layoff as needed, only to the extent described in this item as Total Initial Loss (Table 6), in accordance with School Board Policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-68 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 2016-2017 school year, the 2017 summer session, and the 2017-2018 school year;

2. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-84 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 2016-2017 school year, the 2017 summer session, and the 2017-2018 school year;

3. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-85 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 2016-2017 school year, the 2017 summer session, and the 2017-2018 school year; and

4. provide educational services in an alternative school/program during the term of the expulsion.

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

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING APRIL 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending April 2017.

E-14 AUTHORIZATION OF EXPENDITURES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 UNTIL THE FY 2017-18 TENTATIVE BUDGET IS ADOPTED

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the FY 2016-17 budget, as amended, to be used as a continuation budget for FY 2017-18, effective July 1, 2017 until such time as the FY 2017-18 tentative budget becomes official.

E-46 REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD AUCTION

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive the report of the February - April, 2017 auction of surplus/obsolete vehicles results.

E-66 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO RENEW EXISTING COVERAGES INCLUDING MEDIA LIABILITY COVERAGE, FACILITIES USE INSURANCE COVERAGE, CATASTROPHIC ATHLETIC ACCIDENT COVERAGE, POLICE PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE, EXCESS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, GENERAL/ AUTOMOBILE/ PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE, BOILER AND MACHINERY COVERAGE AND CYBER LIABILITY COVERAGE

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

1. authorize the replacement of the traditional facilities use program with the online program for facilities use insurance coverage with limits of $1 million per occurrence, with zero deductible with Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company (A.M. Best A X) through the District’s Broker, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. at no cost to the Board inclusive of TRIA terrorism coverage;

2. authorize renewal terms of the Catastrophic Athletic Accident insurance with Zurich American Insurance Company, (A.M. Best A+ XV) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc for a one- year period effective August 1, 2017 through July 31 2018, with a policy annual aggregate limit of $6 million dollars and a $25,000 deductible for a total premium of $73,361;

3. authorize the renewal of the Law Enforcement and Professional Liability Insurance coverage with Lexington Insurance Company (AIG) (A.M. Best A XV), through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, with an annual premium of $234,310, with a per wrongful act and a self-insured retention of $200,000;

4. authorize renewal of the District’s Excess Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage with Safety National Casualty Corporation (A.M. Best A XI) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, at a rate of $.0745 per $100 of annual payroll with a deposit premium of $1,305,364 subject to a per claim, self-insured retention of $1,500,000;

5. authorize the fourth year renewal of the five-year one-year terms of its General/Automobile/Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions coverage with United Educators Risk Retention Group (United Educators) (A.M. Best A VIII) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc (AJG) subject to annual re-rate and cancellation provisions with the second year’s premium totaling $306,776 effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, subject to a self-insured retention for the General/Automobile coverage, commensurate with the current levels of limited Sovereign Immunity of $200,000 per claim/$300,000 per accident and a flat, per wrongful act self- insurance retention of $200,000 for Professional Liability claims;

6. authorize renewal of the Boiler and Machinery coverage with Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Company (A.M. Best A+ XV) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc effective September 13, 2017 through September 12, 2018, with policy limits of $100 million per loss at a rate of .00167 per $100 total insured values, subject to a base of $9.44 billion with the annual premium for 2017-2018 being $157,860;

7. authorize the renewal of the Cyber Liability coverage with Brit-Lloyd’s (A.M. Best A, XV) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc for a one year period effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, for a total premium of $139,000 with coverage limits of $10 million per claim/annual aggregate subject to a $250,000 self-insured retention; and

8. authorize the purchase of Media Liability coverage with Atlantic Specialty Insurance (A.M. Best A, X) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. with coverage limits of $1 million per claim and $5 million annual aggregate subject to a self-insured retention of $10,000 with an annual premium of $6,358 for a one-year period effective July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018.

E-67 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #16-309-AG, STUDENT AND ATHLETIC ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE (revised)

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

1. award Request for Proposals (RFP) #16-309-AG Student and Athletic Accident Insurance Coverage to Starr Indemnity & Liability Company (A.M. Best A XIV), through Insurance for Students, Inc. & Health Special Risk, Inc.(HSR). for a guaranteed three year period with the option to renew for two additional one year periods with any changes in terms or conditions to be brought back to the Board for approval, effective August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020 with the policy to be renewed on an annual basis, at the following rates; and

 

Expiring Rates/

School Year

New/Recommended Rates/School Year

Difference

School Time Pre-K to 6th

$16

$15

-$1

School Time 7th to 12th

$18

$16

-$2

24-Hour Pre-K to 12th

$79

$73

-$6

Fall Football Insurance

$265

$254

-$11

Spring Football Insurance

$59

$54

-$5

Interscholastic Athletic Insurance

$59

$42

-$17

Head Start/Early Start

$2.85

$2.66

-$0.19

2. approve student athlete contributions to both the football insurance and interscholastic insurance premiums as well as subsidies to be paid by the Board.

 

Total Premium

Per School Year

Student Athlete Pays Per School Year

District Pays Per School Year

Fall Football:

$254

$74(29%)

$180(71%)

Spring Football

$54

$21(39%)

$33(61%)

Interscholastic/Athletics

$42

$21(50%)

$21(50%)

E-68 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) 16-056-AG, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SERVICES: SURVEILLANCE AND INVESTIGATION

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

Authorize the Superintendent to enter into contracts with the following firms at the set pricing pursuant to the terms of Request For Proposals (RFP) 16-056-AG, Workers’ Compensation Services: Surveillance and Investigation, for a three-year period, with the ability to renew for two additional one-year periods subject to mutual agreement between the parties, effective August 1, 2017. The cost of these services will be paid as allocated claims expenses.

a. Claims Investigation Agency (MBE)

Service

Field Surveillance

Daily: $550

Hourly: $69

Background Checks

Flat: $50

Activity Checks

Flat: $350

Hourly: $69

Alive and Well Check

Flat: $140

Hourly: $69

Social Media Check

Flat: $150

Medical Canvass

Flat: $150

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: $69

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: No Mileage

Charged

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: No Travel Charged

b. G4S Compliance & Investigation, Inc.

Service

Field Surveillance

Daily: N/A

Hourly: $80

Background Checks

Flat: $100

Activity Checks

Hourly: $80

Alive and Well Check

Flat: $285

Social Media Check

Profile Report $395

Full Investigation $325

Express Search $175

Basic Investigation $45

Medical Canvass

1-10 facilities: $135

11-20 facilities: $275

21-30 facilities: $375

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: $80

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: No Mileage

Charged

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: No Travel Charged

c. Jurney and Associates, Inc. (MBE)

Service

Field Surveillance

Daily: $450

Hourly: $68

Background Checks

Flat: $35

Activity Checks

Flat: $120

Hourly: $68

Alive and Well Check

Flat: $120

Hourly: $68

Social Media Check

Flat: $35

Medical Canvass

Flat: $68

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: $68

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: $0.51

 

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: $68.00

d. SIU Central Inc.

Service

Field Surveillance

Daily: $440.00

Hourly: $55.00

Background Checks

Flat: $225.00

Activity Checks

Flat: $247.50

Hourly: $55.00

Alive and Well Check

Flat: $247.50

Hourly: $55.00

Social Media Check

Flat: $125

Medical Canvass

Flat: $247.50

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: $55.00

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: $0.00

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: $55.00

e. S.K.I. Investigations (SBE – Tier 1)

Service

Field Surveillance

Daily: $525.00

Hourly: $65.63

Background Checks

Flat: $250.00

Activity Checks

Flat: $262.50

Hourly: $65.63

Alive and Well Check

Flat: $262.50

Hourly: $65.63

Social Media Check

Flat: $195.00

Medical Canvass

Flat: $175.00

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: N/A

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: $0.00

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: $0.00

f. Veracity Research Co.

Service

Field Surveillance

Hourly: $67

Background Checks

Database search: $50

Pre-Surveillance: 118

Civil/Criminal: 175

Activity Checks

Hourly: $67

Alive and Well Check

Hourly: $67

Social Media Check

Basic: $150

Enhanced: $220

Comprehensive: $350

Medical Canvass

Up to 10 locations: $200

11-20 locations: $300

21-30 locations: $400

Each addt’l location: $ 12

Expert Testimony

Hourly Rate: $67

Mileage Rate (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Per Mile Rate: Federal

Rate

Travel Time (outside of

Tri-County area only)

Hourly Rate: $67

E-141 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-010-MT– ONSITE SERVICES FOR TELEPHONE REPAIRS AND EQUIPMENT

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

1. AWARD Invitation to Bid No. ITB-16-010-MT ON-SITE SERVICE FOR TELEPHONE REPAIRS AND EQUIPMENT, to establish a contract, for a list of pre-approved vendors to provide equipment, materials, installation and service for telephone equipment, for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida during the term of the bid, with an effective date of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the successful pre-approved bidder, be extended for three (3) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

a. ANCOM SYSTEMS, INC.
9408 ROBERTS ROAD
ODESSA, FLORIDA 33556
OWNER/OPERATOR: LISA ROBERTS, VICE PRESIDENT

b. ARROW SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
2425 GATEWAY DRIVE
IRVING, TEXAS 75063
OWNER/OPERATOR: MICHAEL BEVILACQUA, PRESIDENT

c. TELNET SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.
18459 PINES BOULEVARD, SUITE 490
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029
OWNER/OPERATOR: ROBERT ROBAYNA, PRESIDENT

d. WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
4001 RODNEY PARHAM ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72212
OWNER/OPERATOR: ANTHONY THOMAS, MANAGER

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, up to the total estimated amount of $10,000,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s). Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-142 AWARD INVITATION TO BID NO. ITB-16-011-DW – NETWORK CONNECTIVITY (withdrawn)

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

1. AWARD Invitation To Bid No. ITB-16-011-DW – NETWORK CONNECTIVITY, to establish a contract, for a list of pre-approved vendors to provide, network connectivity devices, which includes internetworking devices and network adapter cards for The School Board of Miami-Dade County during the term of the bid, with an initial effective date of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 and may, by mutual agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida and the successful bidder, be extended for three (3) additional one (1) year extension periods thereto, as follows:

A. CDW GOVERNMENT LLC
230 NORTH MILWAUKEE AVENUE
VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS 60061
OWNER/OPERATOR: THOMAS RICHARDS

B. DADE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. SBE Tier 2 MWBE
4805 NW 79 AVE, SUITE #10
MIAMI, FL 33166
OWNER/OFFICER: ALEXIS PEREZ, PRESIDENT
HISPANIC-AMERICAN

C. ELECTRONACA, INC.
7000 W. PALMETTO PARK ROAD, SUITE 210
BOCA RATON, FL 33433
OWNER/OFFICER: IRENE SULBARAN, PRESIDENT

D. GLOBALXNET TECHOLOGIES, LLC MBE
9101 NW 7TH AVENUE, B21
MIAMI, FL 33150
OWNER/OFFICER: MACK SAMUEL, PRESIDENT
AFRICAN-AMERICAN

E. SHI INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
290 DAVIDSON AVENUE
SOMERSET, NJ 08873
OWNER/OFFICER: TED GOROSPE, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

F. UNITED DATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8825 NW 21ST TERRACE
MIAMI, FL 33172
OWNER/OFFICER: JOE MONTESINOS, ACCOUNT MANAGER
HISPANIC-AMERICAN

G. STRUCTURED CABLING SOLUTIONS, INC. MWBE
5632 NW 161 STREET
MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33014
OWNER/OFFICER: SYED SHAH, PRESIDENT
ASIAN-AMERICAN

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, up to the total estimated amount of $30,000,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s). Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-143 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-16-043-MT – MILLION DOLLAR COMMUNITY LITERACY CHALLENGE – ADULT LITERACY SERVICES (revised 2)

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

1. AWARD Request for Proposal No. RFP-16-043-MT – Million Dollar Community Literacy Challenge – Adult Literacy Services is to select preapproved vendors to provide adult educational programs in conjunction with grant requirements, with an initial effective date of June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, 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:

a. CONNECTFAMILIAS, INC
1111 SW 8 TH STREET, SUITE 207
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33130
OWNER/OFFICER: BEATRIZ ALONSO, PRESIDENT/CEO

b. ENFAMILIA, INC
16090 SW 293RD DRIVE
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA 33033
OWNER/OFFICER: CARLOS SALGADO, DIRECTOR

c. FLORIDA VENTURE FOUNDATION
13501 NW 107 AVENUE
HIALEAH GARDENS, FLORIDA 33018
OWNER/OFFICER: ALINA C. DELGADO, PRESIDENT/CEO

d. MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED, INC.
601 SW 8TH AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33130-3209
OWNER/OFFICER: VIRGINIA JACKO, PRESIDENT/CEO

e. MEXICAN AMERICAN COUNCIL, INC
546 SW 2ND STREET
FLORIDA CITY, FLORIDA 33034
OWNER/OFFICER: CIPRIANO GARZA, JR., CEO

f. PIERRE TOUSSAINT LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING CENTER, INC
130 NE 62ND STREET, 2ND FLOOR
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33138

OWNER/OFFICER: REGINALD JEAN-MARY, PRESIDENT

g. READ2SUCCEED, INC
9020 SW 137TH AVENUE, SUITE 225
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33186

OWNER/OFFICER: DAVID CASTRILLON

h. SBC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF RICHMOND HEIGHTS, INC.
11111 PINKSTON DRIVE
MIAMI, FL 33176 UN

OWNER/OFFICER: TWILA PAYNE, CHAIRMAN

i. THE ROCK FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
10601 SW 48TH STREET
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33165

OWNER/OFFICER: DAMARIS VALERIANO, PRESIDENT

j. THE SUNDARI FOUNDATION, INC.
DBA LOTUS HOUSE
1540 NW 1ST PLACE, #1
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33136

OWNER/OFFICER: ANNA FRUSICANTE

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, up to the total estimated amount of $240,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $240,000 for each subsequent one (1) year extension period(s). Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-145 AWARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. RFP-16-063-MT – FEDERAL LOBBYIST SERVICES

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

1. AWARD Request For Proposals No. RFP16-063-MT – FEDERAL LOBBYIST SERVICES, to provide federal legislative consulting services to assist in advocating the Board’s interest before the South Florida Congressional Delegation, federal legislative committees, and the Executive Branch, including the Secretaries of Education, Commerce, Health and Human Services and Justices, as well as pertinent regulatory agencies with an initial effective date of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, 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:

BALLARD PARTNERS, INC.
2 ALHAMABRA PLAZA, SUITE 102
CORAL GABLES, FL 33134
OWNER/OFFICER: BRIAN D. BALLARD, PRESIDENT
MONTHLY RETAINER: $9,000.00

2. AUTHORIZE Procurement Management Services to purchase, up to the total estimated amount of $324,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $216,000 for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR FOUR 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 four programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Carl D. Perkins, Career and Technical Education Secondary Programs, Section 131, in the approximate amount of $4,194,900, for the grant period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018;

b. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Carl D. Perkins, Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Programs, Section 132, in the approximate amount of $1,078,314, for the grant period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018;

c. Miami-Dade County for funding under the Head Start Program, in the approximate amount of $12,325,246, for the grant period of August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018; and

d. Miami-Dade County for funding under the Early Head Start Program, in the approximate amount of $2,431,471, for the grant period of August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018.

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. Miami-Dade County, in the approximate amount of $12,325,246, in support of the Head Start Program; and

b. Miami-Dade County, in the approximate amount of $2,431,471, in support of the Early Head Start Program.

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 Florida Department of Education;

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; 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.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

F-1 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1) EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD AND SOUTH FLORIDA AUTISM CHARTER SCHOOLS, INC. (“SFACS”), FOR USE BY SFACS OF A PORTION OF THE COUNTRY CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 18305 N.W. 75 PLACE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33015, FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF A DISTRICT-MANAGED CHARTER SCHOOL; AND

2) GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING INCREASING OR DECREASING THE AREA OCCUPIED BY SFACS, AND RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELING OR TERMINATING THE LEASE AGREEMENT, AND PLACING SFACS IN DEFAULT, AS APPLICABLE

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

1) execute a Lease Agreement between the School Board and South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc. (“SFACS”), for use by SFACS of a portion of the Country Club Middle School campus, located at 18305 N.W. 75 Place, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33015, for the continued operation of a District-managed charter school under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item; and

2) grant or deny all approvals required under the Lease Agreement, including increasing or decreasing the area occupied by SFACS, and renewing, extending, canceling or terminating the Lease Agreement, and placing SFACS in default, as applicable.

F-2 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE:

1) A LEASE AGREEMENT (“LEASE AGREEMENT”) BETWEEN THE MIAMI BOARDING SCHOOL, INC., A FLORIDA NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION, DOING BUSINESS AS THE SEED SCHOOL OF MIAMI (“SEED”), AND THE SCHOOL BOARD, FOR USE OF CLASSROOM, OFFICE AND ANCILLARY SPACE AT THE FORMER WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1901 N.W. 127 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33167, FOR THE OPERATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT OF SEED’S COLLEGE-PREPARATORY, PUBLIC BOARDING CHARTER SCHOOL FOR AT-RISK YOUTH; AND

2) ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS OR AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE LEASE AGREEMENT; AND

3) GRANT OR DENY ANY APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCREASING OR DECREASING THE AREA OCCUPIED BY SEED, RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELING OR TERMINATING THE LEASE AGREEMENT, AND PLACING SEED IN DEFAULT, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE

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

1. a lease agreement (“Lease Agreement”) between the Miami Boarding School, Inc., a Florida not for profit corporation, doing business as the SEED School of Miami (“SEED”), and the School Board, for use of classroom, office and ancillary space at the former Westview Middle School, located at 1901 N.W. 127 Street, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33167, for the operation of the educational component of SEED’S college-preparatory, public boarding charter school for at-risk youth, under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item; and

2. any other documents or agreements necessary to effectuate the Lease Agreement; and

3. grant or deny any approvals required under the Lease Agreement, including, without limitation, increasing or decreasing the area occupied by SEED, renewing, extending, canceling or terminating the Lease Agreement, and placing SEED in default, as may be applicable.

F-5 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH DACRA DESIGN 4141, LLC, TO EXTEND THE TERM OF USE BY THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (“DASH”) OF LEASE SPACE LOCATED ADJACENT TO DASH AT 4141 N.E. 2 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33137

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to finalize negotiations and execute an amendment to the lease agreement with Dacra Design 4141, LLC, to extend the term of use by the Design and Architecture Senior High School (“DASH”) of lease space located at 4141 N.E. 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137, under, substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item.

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 $760,682 and in the event there are, at the time of transfer, insufficient available funds in a structure from which to transfer the indicated amount, the difference will be provided from contingencies, reserves or other accounts; and

2. make the changes to the five-year facilities work program resulting from these budget adjustments.

F-26 COMMISSIONING OF WOLFBERG ALVAREZ & PARTNERS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT MIAMI EDISON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 6161 N.W. 5 COURT, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33127, PROJECT NUMBER 01508400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Inc., as Architect/Engineer for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for Renovations at Miami Edison Senior High School, located at 6161 N.W. 5 Court, Miami, Florida 33127, Project Number 01508400, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $8,100 for Part 1 services; and

2) 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 H.A. CONTRACTING CORP. AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT MIAMI EDISON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 6161 N.W. 5 COURT, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33127, PROJECT NUMBER 01508400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission H.A. Contracting Corp. as the Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond- funded Renovations Project at Miami Edison Senior High School, located at 6161 N.W. 5 Court, Miami, Florida 33127, Project Number 01508400, as follows:

1. Lump sum fee of $26,000 for CMR Pre-construction Services;

2. Project scope, support fee of $2,800 during programming; and

3. all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.

F-28 COMMISSIONING OF ALLEGUEZ ARCHITECTURE, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT NORTH MIAMI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 655 N.E. 145 STREET, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33161, PROJECT NUMBER 01509000

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Alleguez Architecture, Inc., as Architect/Engineer for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for Renovations at North Miami Elementary School, located at 655 N.E. 145 Street, North Miami, Florida 33161, Project Number 01509000, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $16,000 for Part 1 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-29 COMMISSIONING OF VEITIA PADRON INCORPORATED AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT NORTH MIAMI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 655 N.E. 145 STREET, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33161, PROJECT NUMBER 01509000

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Veitia Padron Incorporated as the Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond- funded Renovations Project at North Miami Elementary School, located at 655 N.E. 145 Street, North Miami, Florida 33161, Project Number 01509000, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $24,500 for CMR Pre-construction Services;

2) Project scope, support fee of $2,600 during programming; and

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

F-30 COMMISSIONING OF SALTZ MICHELSON ARCHITECTS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS & NEW P.E. SHELTER AT GEORGIA JONES-AYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1331 N.W. 46 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33142, PROJECT NUMBER 01423900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Saltz Michelson Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for Renovations & New P.E. Shelter at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School, located at 1331 N.W. 46 Street, Miami, Florida 33142, Project Number 01423900, as follows:

1. A lump sum fee of $15,500 for Part 1 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-31 COMMISSIONING OF LEGO CONSTRUCTION CO. AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND NEW P.E. SHELTER PROJECT AT GEORGIA JONES-AYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1331 N.W. 46 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33142, PROJECT NUMBER 01423900

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission LEGO Construction Co. as the Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond- funded Renovations and New P.E. Shelter Project at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School, located at 1331 N.W. 46 Street, Miami, Florida 33142, Project Number 01423900, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $22,000 for CMR Pre-construction Services;

2) Project scope, support fee of $2,850 during programming; and

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

F-32 COMMISSIONING OF RODRIGUEZ ARCHITECTS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR PART 1 SERVICES (PROGRAM/MASTER PLAN) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 10250 S.W. 57 AVENUE, PINECREST, FLORIDA 33156, PROJECT NUMBER 01530100

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Rodriguez Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer for Part 1 Services (Program/Master Plan) for Renovations at Pinecrest Elementary School, located at 10250 S.W. 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, Florida 33156, Project Number 01530100, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $14,200 for Part 1 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-33 COMMISSIONING OF GEC ASSOCIATES, INC., AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND-FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 10250 S.W. 57 AVENUE, PINECREST, FLORIDA 33156, PROJECT NUMBER 01530100

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission GEC Associates, Inc., as the Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond- funded Renovations Project at Pinecrest Elementary School, located at 10250 S.W. 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, Florida 33156, Project Number 01530100, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $22,400 for CMR Pre-construction Services;

2) Project scope, support fee of $2,850 during programming; and

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

F-35 COMMISSIONING OF D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION INC., AS THE REPLACEMENT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRM FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB)-FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND NEW ADDITION PROJECT AT DR. HENRY W. MACK/WEST LITTLE RIVER K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 2450 N.W. 84 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33147; PROJECT NUMBER 01443200

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., as the replacement Construction Management at-Risk firm for General Obligation Bond-funded Renovations and New Addition Project at Dr. Henry W. Mack/West Little River K-8 Center, located at 2450 N.W. 84 Street, Miami, Florida 33147; Project Number 01443200, as follows:

1) Lump sum fee of $47,363 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-41 AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO VEITIA PADRON INCORPORATED, FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT KENWOOD K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 9300 S.W. 79 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33156; PROJECT NUMBER 01434400

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract for Veitia Padron Incorporated for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at Kenwood K-8 Center, located at 9300 S.W. 79 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33156; Project Number 01434400 in the amount of $3,122,313, which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $106,197.

F-42 AWARD TO T & G CONSTRUCTORS, FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS PROJECTS AT: (revised 2)

SCOTT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1160 N.W. 175 STREET, MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33169; PROJECT NUMBER 01424300

PALM SPRINGS NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 17615 N.W. 82 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33015; PROJECT NUMBER 01529800

CORAL PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1225 S.W. 97 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33174; PROJECT NUMBER 01542800

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to T & G Constructors for the General Obligation Bond funded additions and renovations projects; on the basis of the lowest sum total Base Bid in the amount of $9,579,500; at:

Scott Lake Elementary School, located at 1160 N.W. 175 Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33169; Project Number 01424300.

Palm Springs North Elementary School, located at 17615 N.W. 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33015; Project Number 01529800.

Coral Park Elementary School, located at 1225 S.W. 97 Avenue, Miami, FL 33174; Project Number 01542800.

F-43 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A SERVICE AGREEMENT, EASEMENTS, CONVEYANCES, AND ANY OTHER AGREEMENT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES TO SERVICE A NEW K-8 CENTER SCHOOL SITE, LOCATED AT S.W. 167 AVENUE AND S.W. 95 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33196; PROJECT NUMBER 01534700

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent or his designee to execute a Service Agreement, Easements, Conveyances, and any other Agreement as may be required between Miami-Dade County, Florida and The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the construction of water and wastewater facilities to service the New K-8 Center School site located at S.W. 167 Avenue and S.W. 95 Street in Miami, Florida; Project Number 01534700

F-44 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A SERVICE AGREEMENT, EASEMENTS, CONVEYANCES, AND ANY OTHER AGREEMENT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES TO SERVICE THE DR. MICHAEL KROP SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SITE PROJECT NUMBER 01649000

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent or his designee to execute a Service Agreement, Easements, Conveyances, and any other Agreement as may be required between Miami-Dade County, Florida and The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the construction of water and wastewater facilities to service the proposed facility at the Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School Project Number 01649000.

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

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

1. Approve two (2) delineated applications for contractor prequalification for a period of one (1) year.

2. Approve the Proposed Single Bid Limit increase for five (5) delineated applications listed in the agenda item.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. ELTON LEWIS, DOAH CASE NO. 17-1972TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida accept the resignation of Elton Lewis effective as of May 23, 2017.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-1 HB 7069 FISCAL IMPACT AND CONSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County authorize the Superintendent to convene a special meeting to:

a) outline the projected five-year fiscal impact of HB 7069 prior to the initial budget hearing; and further
b) authorize the School Board Attorney to provide The School Board of Miami-Dade County with any legal options available in response to HB 7069 prior to the next Board Committee meetings on July 6, 2017.

H-3 BOARD MEMBER PRESENTATIONS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, conduct a three (3) month pilot that would:
1) waive the relevant provisions of School Board Policy 0165, Public Meetings, to limit the number of presentations by each Board member to one (1) presentation per Board Meeting; and
2) limit the presentation to comments from the presenting Board member and one (1) speaker on behalf of those being recognized; and
3) when determining the order of presentations, give priority to those involving students.

H-4 COUNSELOR ALLOCATION (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to:

1) Review and identify any recommendations for an improvement in student-to-counselor ratios underlying the School Support Pool at all grade levels in our Student Allocation Plan; and
2)
3) Encourage Principals to purchase their counselor allocations; and
4) Report back to the Board by the November 2017 Board Meeting.

H-6 REVIEW OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND EXCELLENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND COMPLIANCE REPORTING (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. STEVE GALLON III: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, directs the Superintendent, in consultation and collaboration with the School Board Attorney, to:

1. Review the requisite elements of Policy 9142 to determine status of School Board compliance regarding same;

2. Review the organization and oversight of, and assistance and support provided to the Diversity, Equity, and Excellence Advisory Committee (DEEAC);

3. Engage the DEEAC members in a workshop to review policy provisions and expectations, discuss and clarify annual committee reporting deliverables, and solicit feedback and recommendations about ways to improve committee organization, assistance, support, engagement, and work; and

4. Provide status update to the Board inclusive of recommendations for enhancement to policy, practice, and/or personnel that will improve the organization and oversight of, and assistance and support provided to the DEEAC that will ensure compliance with Policy 9142 and related annual reporting requirements by the School Board Meeting of October 11, 2017.

H-7 DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT AND EDUCATOR ARTS SHOWCASE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to develop a comprehensive student and educator arts showcase.

H-8 DIGITAL ADDICTION (revised 2)

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

1) review and analyze the feasibility of establishing a digital addiction support program for students and addiction support program for students and employees;

2) determine if the concept can be implemented within existing resources or if additional funds may be necessary; and

3) provide a report to the Board by September 6, 2017.

H-9 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) MENTORING AND INDUCTION FOR NEW TEACHERS (MINT) PROGRAM (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking to incorporate the Mentoring and Induction for New Teachers (MINT) Program in Board policy.

H-10 GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS IN CHOICE PROGRAMS AND SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to conduct a review of the random selection process employed by both the school district, and within the limits of School Board authority, in charter schools, and to provide the Board with recommendations, if any, on how to improve the overall transparency of these processes.

H-11 BOARD MEMBER ITEMS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to formalize the review and approval by the School Board Attorney, as to form and legal sufficiency, of all School Board member action items and/or Resolutions seeking a call to action, prior to presentation of these items at the appropriate School Board Committee meetings.

H-12 GIFTED EDUCATION EVALUATION (revised)

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

1. Evaluate current gifted services and the level of differentiation in the curriculum, which would include surveying students, parents, teachers and administrators about such services; and

2. Determine if a special magnet or school curriculum, or type of training needs to be added or given for the purposes of educating gifted children with dual exceptionalities; and,

3. Explore reinstating the District Parent Advisory Committee for Gifted Education; and,

4. Provide a report by the October 2017 Miami-Dade County 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

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AGENDA SECTIONS

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