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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

APRIL 9, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING 11:00 A.M.
REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING*

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

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM listed for this meeting and/or the REGULAR PUBLIC HEARING, should submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools, 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 158, Miami, Florida 33132, NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014.

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

*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 11:45 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 Board will then reconvene the regular public meeting, including other hearings, in accordance with the Rules of the Board, at 1:00 p.m.

H-3 Request approval of resolution NO. 14-041 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida, recognizing academic scholarship signing day in miami-dade county public schools (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-041 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing April 15, 2014 as Academic Scholarship Signing Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-6 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE 2014 SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN CONTEST WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize and congratulate the winners of the 2014 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest.

H-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-036 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAY 6, 2014 AS NATIONAL TEACHER DAY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-036 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 6, 2014 as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-037 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAY 2014 AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH AND AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS TO FOSTER RELATED ACTIVITIES

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-037 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 2014 as Haitian Heritage Month and authorizing administrative actions to foster related activities.

H-9 Request approval of resolution no. 14-038 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida, recognizing the miami norland senior high school basketball team for winning the fhsaa class 6a STATE championship

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-038 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Miami Norland Senior High School boys’ basketball team for winning the FHSAA Class 6A state championship.

H-11 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-039 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE LAB MIAMI (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-039 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Lab Miami.

H-16 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-040 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RECOGNIZING THE O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL
(good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-040 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

H-17 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-042 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES KENDALL CAMPUS (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MR. CARLOS L. CURBELO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-042 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the students and teachers at
School for Advanced Studies Kendall Campus.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Miami Arts Studio at Zelda Glazer Theater Production

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS: March 6 and 11, 2014

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES: March 12, 2014 School Board Meeting

March 19, 2014 Attorney-Client Session

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

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

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

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

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

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

A-1 SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATIONAL REPORTS TO THE BOARD ON SELECTED TOPICS (revised 2)

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-1 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH KIDS CHOICE PEDIATRIC DAY CARE CENTER, LLC, TO PROVIDE SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO A MAXIMUM OF 50 MEDICALLY-DEPENDENT STUDENTS WITH DIS-ABILITIES, EFFECTIVE APRIL 10, 2014, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015

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

1. enter into a cooperative agreement with Kids Choice Pediatric Day Care Center, LLC, to provide specialized services to a maximum of 50 medically-dependent students with disabilities, effective April 10, 2014, through June 30, 2015; and

2. extend the cooperative agreement annually for up to two additional one-year periods.

There is no exchange of funds.

C-30 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF TWO AMENDED CHARTER SCHOOL CONTRACTS

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

1. Approve two amended charter school contracts with:

a. United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools, Inc., on behalf of Early Beginnings – Civic Center, to receive IDEA funds, pursuant to s.1002.33 (17), providing all requirements for accessing these funds are satisfied pursuant to state law and School Board Policy 9800; and,

b. Advanced Learning Charter School, Inc., on behalf of Highly Inquisitive & Versatile Education (HIVE) Preparatory School, pursuant Section 1002.331(3), F.S., High-Performing Charter Schools, to (i.) add grade six through grade eight; (ii.) increase student enrollment as follows: (a) 2014-2015: maximum of 552 students; and (b) 2015-2028: maximum of 900 students; (iii.) modify the term of the renewal contract from a 5-year term to a 15-year term, commencing with the 2013-2014 school year and ending on June 30, 2028; and (iv.) add an additional facility located at 17701 N.W. 57th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33055; Folio No. 30-2107-005-3140, commencing with the 2014-2015 school year.

2. Approve a Reduction-in-Force/Layoff as needed, only to the extent described in this item as Total Initial Loss, in accordance with School Board policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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

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

1. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-21 furnished under separate cover to School Board members, from the regular and adult programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and assign to alternative school/programs for the maximum time permitted under law, which is the 2013-2014 school year, the 2014 summer session, and the 2014-2015 school year;

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

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

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: FEBRUARY 14, 2014 – MARCH 13, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the instructional and non-instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations as included in Personnel Action Listing 1058.

D-21 APPOINTMENTS AND LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2013-2014 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendations as set forth in the agenda item for appointments and lateral transfers to be effective April 10, 2014, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-23 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FOR THE PERIOD OF FEBRUARY 15, 2014 THROUGH MARCH 11, 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field for the period ofFebruary 15, 2014 through March 11, 2014.

D-45 PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY: INITIAL READING 5120, ASSIGNMENT WITHIN DISTRICT (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend Board Policy 5120, Assignment Within District.

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

5 CALENDAR DAYS
DOLAND PIERRE - CUSTODIAN
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

14 WORKDAYS
SUSAN MOENING - TEACHER
NORTH DADE MIDDLE SCHOOL

15 CALENDAR DAYS
JOHNSON LUBIN - CUSTODIAN
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

30 CALENDAR DAYS
MAKEBA D. GASH - CUSTODIAN PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5 CALENDAR DAYS
!RENE TIRADO - CUSTODIAN
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
JOAN R. JONES - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
CENTRAL EAST TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
10 CALENDAR DAYS
ST. PAUL LOUIS - LEAD CUSTODIAN
MAINTENANCE SERVICE CENTER 4

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
15 CALENDAR DAYS
CHRISTOPHER BROWN - LEAD CUSTODIAN
DR. EDWARD L. WHIGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
KEN A. LEVY - TEACHER
ETHEL F. BECKFORD/RICHMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

A) Mr. Doland Pierre, Custodian, Madison Middle School, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective April 16, 2014.
B) Ms. Susan Moening, Teacher, North Dade Middle School, suspension without pay for fourteen (14) workdays, effective April 10, 2014.
C) Mr. Johnson Lubin, Custodian, Madison Middle School, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective April 21, 2014.
D) Ms. Makeba D. Gash, Custodian, Parkview Elementary School, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective April 10, 2014.
E) Ms. Irene Tirado, Custodian, Madison Middle School, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective April 10, 2014.

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

A) Ms. Joan R. Jones, School Bus Driver, Central East Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective April 10, 2014.
B) Mr. St. Paul Louis, Lead Custodian, Maintenance Service Center 4, suspension without pay for ten (10) calendar days, effective April 10, 2014.
C) Mr. Christopher Brown, Lead Custodian, Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School, suspension without pay for fifteen (15) calendar days, effective April 14, 2014.
D) Mr. Ken A. Levy, Teacher, Ethel F. Beckford/Richmond Elementary School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective April 10, 2014.

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING FEBRUARY 2014

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending February 2014.

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS

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

E-87 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – AUDIT OF ELECTRONIC GRADE BOOK SECURITY AND CONTROLS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Internal Audit Report – Audit of Electronic Grade Book Security and Controls.

E-88 REVIEW OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF 35 CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2013

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Review of Audited Financial Statements of 35 Charter Schools for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013.

E-89 PROPOSED FEES FOR AUDIT OF FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 2014 AND JUNE 30, 2015, EXTERNAL AUDITING SERVICES, MCGLADREY LLP

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and approve the Proposed Fees for Audit of Financial Records for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015, External Auditing Services, McGladrey LLP.

E-106 request to reschedule THE MAy 14, 2014, regular public meeting and public hearing to WEDNESday, MAY 7, 2014

Recommended: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, reschedule the May 14, 2014, Regular Public Meeting and Public Hearing to Wednesday, May 7, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

E-141 PARTIAL AWARD BID NO. 011-PP08 – ART SUPPLIES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, PARTIAL AWARD Bid No. 011-PP08 – ART SUPPLIES, to purchase, at a firm unit price, quantities, as may be required, of art supplies, for Stores and Mail Distribution stock, during the term of the bid, effective April 9, 2014, through October 8, 2015, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. AFP INDUSTRIES, INC.
P. O. BOX 43-0747
SOUTH MIAMI, FL 33243
OWNER: VIVIAN C. CASTELLANOS, PRESIDENT M/WBE

2. COMMERCIAL ART SUPPLY, INC.
BRITANNIA BUSINESS CENTER
7830 BYRON DRIVE, SUITE 10
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404
OWNER: DONALD COHN, PRESIDENT

3. CUTLASS ENTERPRISES, INC.
D.B.A. BENNETT POTTERY SUPPLY
431 ENTERPRISE STREET
OCOEE, FL 34761
OWNER: JOAN RONHOCK, PRESIDENT

4. DGS EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
4801 LINTON BOULEVARD, UNIT 11A-650
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33445
OWNER: DEANNA SHAVRICK, PRESIDENT

5. DICK BLICK COMPANY
P. O. BOX 1267
GALESBURG, IL 61402
OWNER: HOWARD METZENBURG

6. PYRAMID PAPER COMPANY
6510 NORTH 54 STREET
TAMPA, FL 33610-1908
OWNER: LAWRENCE MILLER, PRESIDENT

7. SCHOOL SPECIALTY, INC.
2915-A COURTYARDS DRIVE
NORCROSS, GA 30071
OWNER: DAVID J. VANDER ZANDEN, PRESIDENT

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

9. STANDARD STATIONERY SUPPLY COMPANY
2251 S. FOSTER AVENUE
WHEELING, IL 60090
OWNER: DAVID WILSON, PRESIDENT

10. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $300,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $200,000, for each subsequent extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-142 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BLACKBOARD CONNECT, INC., PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 030-PP10 – INSTANT MESSAGING AND PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AUTHORIZE the Superintendent of Schools to enter into a contractual services agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Blackboard Connect, Inc., pursuant to Request For Proposals No. 030-PP10 – INSTANT MESSAGING AND PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, to deliver messages regarding attendance, emergencies and school notices, to parents, students and employees of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, effective April 18, 2014, through April 17, 2017, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. BLACKBOARD CONNECT, INC.
15301 VENTURA BOULEVARD
BUILDING B, SUITE 300
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403
THOMAS MOTTER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

2. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the estimated amount of $1,278,000, for the initial contract period and an amount not to exceed $852,000 for the additional two (2) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

F-1 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

1) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A LEASE AMENDMENT WITH THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY FOR USE OF A PAVED PARCEL LOCATED UNDERNEATH STATE ROAD 878 AT SW 80 STREET AND 71 AVENUE, FOR THE STAGING OF DISTRICT SCHOOL BUSES AND FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING STUDENTS RIDING THE METRORAIL; AND

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

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

1) finalize negotiations and execute a lease amendment with the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, for use of a paved parcel located underneath State Road 878 at SW 80 Street and SW 71 Avenue, for the staging of District school buses and for loading and unloading students riding the Metrorail, at an annual rental rate of $1, and under substantially the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item; and

2) grant or deny all approvals required under the Agreement, including renewing, cancelling or terminating the Agreement.

F-21 COMMISSIONING OF SR ARCHITECTS, PA; JORGE A. GUTIERREZ, LLC; FANJUL & ASSOCIATES, LLC; AND SCHINDLER ARCHITECTS, INC., AS SHELTERED MARKET ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANTS FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $200,000 EACH, CATEGORY B. MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission SR Architects, PA; Jorge A. Gutierrez Architects, LLC; Fajul & Associates, LLC; and Schindler Architects, Inc., as Sheltered Market Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant (A/EPC) for miscellaneous projects up to $200,000 each, Category b. Micro Business Enterprises, for a four-year term, based on negotiated fees in accordance with Attachment “A” of the agenda item; and other terms and conditions as set forth in the body of the agenda item and the Agreement.

F-22 COMMISSIONING OF ASSET BUILDER, LLC (DBA MESSAM CONSTRUCTION); CANYON CONSTRUCTION, INC.; LLORENS CONTRACTING, LLC; D2 CONSTRUCTION, INC.; DAYBREAK DESIGN/BUILD GROUP, LLC; PADRON CONSTRUCTION, INC.; PERRIN INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, INC.; AND IGWT CONSTRUCTION, INC., AS SHELTERED MARKET CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK FIRMS FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS UP TO $200,000 EACH, CATEGORY B. MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission the firms of Asset Builders, LLC (dba Messam Construction); Canyon Construction, Inc.; Llorens Contracting, LLC; D2 Construction, Inc.; Daybreak Design/Build Group, LLC; Padron Construction, Inc.; Perrin International Services, Inc. and IGWT Construction, Inc., as Sheltered Market Construction Management at-Risk firms for Miscellaneous projects up to $200,000 each, Category b. Micro Business Enterprises, for a four year term, as follows:

1) negotiated Compensation and Payment Schedules for miscellaneous projects up to $200,000 per project (construction budget) in accordance with Attachment “A” of the agenda item; and

2) the Terms and Conditions, items A through L, as set forth in the body of the Agenda item and the Agreement.

F-23 GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE (GMP) JAMES B. PIRTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.,FOR NEW GRADE 6-12 FACILITY AND MAST ACADEMY RENOVATIONS LOCATED AT 3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY,MIAMI FLORIDA 33149;PROJECT NOS. 01216100 (NEW CONSTRUCTION), 01292500 (RENOVATIONS) & 01292000 (PLAYFIELD SUPPORT) (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the GMP contract for James B. Pirtle Construction Company Inc., at the new grade 6-12 facility and MAST Academy renovations, Project Numbers 0121600, and 01292500.

F-60 AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO:

A. FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH RANSOM EVERGLADES SCHOOL, INC., FOR RENOVATION AND USE OF THE RUNNING TRACK AT CORAL GABLES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 450 BIRD ROAD, CORAL GABLES, PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 039-PP10; AND

B. GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING RENEWING, CANCELING OR TERMINATING THE LEASE AGREEMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida AUTHORIZE the Superintendent of Schools to award Request For Proposals No. 039-PP10 – RENOVATION AND USE OF THE RUNNING TRACK AT CORAL GABLES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL to allow for the renovation and subsequent non-exclusive use of the running track at Coral Gables Senior High School, located at 450 Bird Road, Coral Gables, as follows:

1. RANSOM EVERGLADES SCHOOL, INC.
3575 MAIN HIGHWAY
MIAMI, FL 33133

2. finalize negotiations and enter into a lease agreement with Ransom Everglades School, Inc., for renovation and use of the running track at Coral Gables Senior High School, located at 450 Bird Road, Coral Gables, under substantially, the terms and conditions noted in the agenda item, pursuant to Request for Proposals No. 039-PP10, effective upon the awardee satisfying all preconditions of the lease agreement; and

3. grant or deny all approvals required under the lease agreement, including renewing, canceling or terminating the lease agreement.

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the prequalification certificates for ten (10) new certificates, the increase of two (2) for educational facilities, as listed on Attachment “A” of the agenda item.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA v. FRANCIS MADASSERY, DOAH Case No. 13-1627TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the proposed Settlement Agreement in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Francis Madassery, DOAH Case No. 13-1627TTS, reinstating Respondent to the position of Paraprofessional III and issuing him back pay as a teacher, as specified in the Settlement Agreement.

G-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF NEW POLICY 8390, ANIMALS ON DISTRICT PROPERTY, AND AMENDMENTS TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES 7510, USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES, 8400, HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES, AND 9160, PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL EVENTS (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to amend new policy 8390, Animals on District Property, and amend Board Policies 7510, Use of District Facilities, 8400, Health and Safety Issues, and 9160, Public Attendance at School Events.

G-3 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED NEW POLICY BYLAW 0121.1, FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES, AND POLICY BYLAW AMENDMENTS 0150, BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 0166, NON-PUBLIC MEETINGS, 0165, PUBLIC MEETINGS, 0151 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, 0144, TERM OF OFFICE, 0141.2, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, 0141.3, CONFLICTING EMPLOYMENT OR CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP, 0165.1, CONSENT AGENDA, 0169.1, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to promulgate new Board Policy 0121.1, Financial Emergencies, and Board Policy Bylaws 0150, Board Committee meetings, 0166, Non-Public Meetings, 0165, Public Meetings, 0151, Organizational Meeting, 0144, Term of Office, 0141.2, Conflict of Interest, 0141.3, Conflicting Employment or Contractual Relationship, 0165.1, Consent Agenda, and 0169.1, Public Participation.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 Request approval of resolution NO. 14-041 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida, recognizing academic scholarship signing day in miami-dade county public schools (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-041 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing April 15, 2014 as Academic Scholarship Signing Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-4 ENDORSEMENT COMMEMORATING THE 112th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF CUBA - MAY 20, 2014

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2014 as the 112th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain.

H-5 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF APRIL 20-26, 2014 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK AND APRIL23, 2014 AS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the endorsement of April 20-26, 2014 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 23, 2014 as Administrative Professionals Day.

H-6 SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE 2014 SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN CONTEST WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize and congratulate the winners of the 2014 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest.

H-7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-036 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAY 6, 2014 AS NATIONAL TEACHER DAY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-036 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 6, 2014 as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-8 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-037 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MAY 2014 AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH AND AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS TO FOSTER RELATED ACTIVITIES

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-037 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 2014 as Haitian Heritage Month and authorizing administrative actions to foster related activities.

H-9 Request approval of resolution no. 14-038 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida, recognizing the miami norland senior high school basketball team for winning the fhsaa class 6a STATE championship

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-038 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Miami Norland Senior High School boys’ basketball team for winning the FHSAA Class 6A state championship.

H-10 COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to examine how many teachers are accessing their Miami-Dade County Public Schools emails, how many teachers are using their emails to communicate with parents/caregivers of students, and what platforms
are available for individual schools or districtwide posting.

H-11 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-039 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE LAB MIAMI (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-039 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing The Lab Miami.

H-12 CONTRACT EXTENSIONS (withdrawn)

H-13 ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, establish a ten (10) member task force to review the issues set forth in this item with respect to the continuation of the Ethics Advisory Committee’s proceedings and report to the School Board regarding the task force’s findings.

H-14 AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON THE USE OF SERVICE ANIMALS ON DISTRICT PROPERTY (withdrawn)

H-15 SCHOOL GRANT WRITING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PARENTS (revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to identify means of utilizing existing resources and community partnerships, to help train and guide parents in applying for grants/contests in support of district schools, no later than the start of the 2014-2015
school year.

H-16 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-040 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RECOGNIZING THE O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL
(good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. RAQUEL REGALADO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-040 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

H-17 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 14-042 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES KENDALL CAMPUS (good cause)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MR. CARLOS L. CURBELO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 14-042 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the students and teachers at
School for Advanced Studies Kendall Campus.

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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