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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

AUGUST 9, 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, AUGUST 7, 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.
The published agenda is available for review on the Internet at: [http://www.dadeschools.net].

11:00 A. M.

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION

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

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

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

B-3 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-087 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE KENDALL FEDERATION OF HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-087 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations.

B-4 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-085 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. CAROL CORTES (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No.17-085 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Carol Cortes.

B-5 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO.17-086 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-086 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County recognizing The League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County and Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2017.

B-6 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 17-089 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GIRL POWER, INC. (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County,
Florida, approve Resolution No. 17-089 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Girl Power, Inc.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • July 20 and 27, 2017

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • July 12, 2017 School Board Meeting
  • July 26, 2017 First Budget Public Hearing

B. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

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

C. ACADEMICS, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

E. INNOVATION GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

I. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

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

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

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

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

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

D. PERSONNEL SERVICES AND STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS FROM JUNE 23, 2017 THROUGH JULY 13, 2017

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the Personnel Action Listing 1098 for Instructional and Non-Instructional appointments, reassignments, leaves and separations from June 23, 2017 through July 13, 2017.

D-21 REQUEST APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS, LATERAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUSTMENT OF COMPENSATION OF MANAGERIAL EXEMPT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR 2017-2018 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the recommendation for appointments, lateral transfers to be effective August 10, 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 this item.

D-22 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CITIZEN’S CRIME WATCH OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, INC.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to enter into a contractual services agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Citizen’s Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, Inc., in an amount of $71,000 for one (1) year, commencing on September 1, 2017 and ending on August 31, 2018.

D-55 RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF AGREED UPON DISCIPLINARY ACTION (revised)

RECOMMENDED: 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. Stephen D. Greer, Teacher, South Dade Senior High School, suspension without pay for two (2) workdays; effective August 10, 2017.

D-67 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF OUT-OF-COUNTY/OUT-OF-STATE TRIPS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the attached list of out-of-county/out-of-state trips for the 2017-2018 school year for use in conjunction with School Board Policy 2340 – Field and Other District-Sponsored Trips.

D-68 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ACCEPT A DONATION, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $250,000 FROM THE MIAMI HEAT, TO CONTINUE OPERATING AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM ENTITLED THE HEAT ACADEMY AT PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR K-8 CENTER, JESSE J. MCCRARY, JR., AND RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS DURING THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to accept a donation, in an amount not to exceed $250,000 from The Miami HEAT to continue operating an after-school academic program, entitled, The HEAT Academy, at Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center, Jesse J. McCrary, Jr., and Riverside Elementary Schools during the 2017-2018 school year.

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

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED SCHOOLS/CENTERS

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

E-87 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT – SELECTED ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTERS/TECHNICAL COLLEGES

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

E-88 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AUDIT PLAN AND AU 260 COMMUNICATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida Audit Plan and AU 260 Communication for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

E-106 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE TENTATIVE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2018 (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, tentatively approve for planning purposes, the following schedule of Board meeting dates for the period January-December 2018: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 25, May 16 (Instructional Material Public Hearing/Regular Meeting), June 20, July 18, July 25 (First Budget Public Hearing), August 15, September 5 (Regular Meeting/Second Budget Public Hearing), October 10, November 20 (Organization Meeting/Regular Meeting), and December 19. The final listing of meeting dates for 2018 will be established by the Board at the 2017 Organization Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

E-201 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD

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

1. accept a grant award from:

a. United Way of Miami-Dade for funding under the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership, in the approximate amount of $312,500, for the grant period of June 1, 2017, through July 31, 2021.

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;

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

4. retain funds from the grants in an amount not to exceed the annually negotiated indirect cost rate, as allowed and approved by the 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) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE, INC. (“UNITED WAY”), FOR USE OF SPACE AT THE LILLIE C. EVANS K-8 CENTER, LOCATED AT 1895 N.W. 75 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33147; AND CAROL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4375 N.W. 173 DRIVE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA 33055, TO OPERATE EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS;

2) FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A LEASE AMENDMENT WITH UNITED WAY FOR USE OF SPACE AT THE ETHEL F. BECKFORD/RICHMOND PRIMARY LEARNING CENTER CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 16929 S.W. 104 AVENUE, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33157, TO EXPAND ITS EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM; AND

3) GRANT OR DENY ALL APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE AGREEMENTS AND LEASE AMENDMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCREASING OR DECREASING THE AREA OCCUPIED BY UNITED WAY, RENEWING, EXTENDING, CANCELLING OR TERMINATING THE AGREEMENTS, AND PLACING UNITED WAY IN DEFAULT, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE

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

1) finalize negotiations and execute Lease Agreements with United Way of Miami-Dade, Inc. (“United Way”), for use of space at the Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center, located at 1895 N.W. 75 Street, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33147; and Carol City Elementary School, located at 4375 N.W. 173 Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055, to operate early Head Start programs;

2) finalize negotiations and execute a Lease Amendment with United Way for use of space at the Ethel F. Beckford/Richmond Primary Learning Center campus, located at 16929 S.W. 104 Avenue, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida 33157, to expand its early Head Start program; and

3) grant or deny all approvals required under the Lease Agreements and Lease Amendment, including without limitation, increasing or decreasing the area occupied by United Way, renewing, extending, cancelling or terminating the Agreements, and placing United Way in default, as may be applicable.

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

1. EXECUTE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENCY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG 193 STREET LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“APPLICANT”), THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN CONNECTION WITH A 32-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 2560 NE 193 STREET, UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PROVIDING FOR MONETARY PROPORTIONATE SHARE MITIGATION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS;

2. EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT; AND

3. GRANT OR DENY ANY APPROVALS REQUIRED UNDER THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ISSUANCE OF REPORTS AND RELEASES, AND PLACING THE APPLICANT IN DEFAULT, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE

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

1) execute a Public School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation Development Agreement by and among 193 Street LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Applicant”), the School Board, and Miami-Dade County, in connection with a 32-unit residential development located at 2560 NE 193 Street, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, providing for monetary proportionate share mitigation pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement For Public School Facility Planning Between Miami-Dade County And Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

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

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

F-28 COMMISSIONING OF JORGE A. GUTIERREZ, ARCHITECT, L.L.C., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER (A/E) OF RECORD (SHELTERED MARKET - SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE) FOR PART 2 SERVICES (FULL A/E SERVICES) FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AT REDLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 16001 S.W. 248 STREET, HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA 33031, PROJECT NUMBER 01440100 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Jorge A. Gutierrez, Architect, L.L.C., as Architect/Engineer of Record (Sheltered Market - Small Business Enterprise) for Part 2 Services (Full A/E Services) for General Obligation Bond funded Renovations at Redland Middle School, located at 16001 S.W. 248 Street, Homestead, Florida 33031, Project Number 01440100, as follows:

1) A lump sum fee of $149,000 for Part 2 services; and

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

F-35 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNUAL SAFETY-TO-LIFE INSPECTION DOCUMENTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida receive the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Annual Safety-to-Life Inspection Documents.

F-40 CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL (revised)

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

B-1 Change Order No. 4 on Project Number 01329500, General Obligation Bond funded School Replacement, Bunche Park Elementary for an additional cost of $135,933.00

B-2 Change Order No. 6 on Project Number 01138500, General Obligation Bond funded School Replacement, Frederick Douglass Elementary for an additional cost of $134,020.00

F-41 AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CHAIR AND SECRETARY TO EXECUTE THE ABSOLUTE BILL OF SALE AGREEMENT TO THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES TO SERVE THE BUNCHE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 16001 BUNCHE PARK DRIVE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, 33054, PROJECT NUMBER 01329500; AND TO CONVEY THE SUBJECT UTILITY LINES IN FAVOR OF AND TO THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH (revised)

RECOMMENDED:That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize for the Chair and Secretary to execute the Absolute Bill of Sale Agreement to the City of North Miami Beach for the construction of water and wastewater facilities to serve the Bunche Park Elementary School, located at 16001 Bunche Park Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida, 33054, Project Number 01329500; and to convey the subject utility lines in favor of and to the City of North Miami Beach

F-42 AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO LINK CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC., FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT MEADOWLANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4280 WEST 8 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33012; PROJECT NUMBER 01434800 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award Guaranteed Maximum Price to Link Construction Group, Inc., for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at Meadowlane Elementary School, located at 4280 West 8 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012; Project Number 01434800 in the amount of $4,823,153.00 which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $215,688.00

F-44 AWARD GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE TO D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT WEST LAKES PREPARATORY ACADEMY, PHASE 2B, LOCATED AT 13835 N.W. 97 AVENUE, HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33018; PROJECT NUMBER 01439704 (revised 2)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award Guaranteed Maximum Price to D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. for the General Obligation Bond funded renovations and repairs project at West Lakes Preparatory Academy Phase 2B, located at 13835 N.W. 97 Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33018; Project Number 01439704, in the amount of $5,330,683.00 which includes owner’s contingency in the amount of $ 265,347.00

F-46 AWARD TO THORNTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED NEW SECONDARY FACILITY AT THE DR. MICHAEL M. KROP SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS, LOCATED AT 1410 N.E. 215 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33179; PROJECT NUMBER 01649000 (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida award to Thornton Construction Company, Inc. for the General Obligation Bond funded New Secondary Facility at the Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School Site at 1410 N.E. 215 Street, Miami, Florida 33179; Project Number 01649000, on the basis of the lowest Base Bid in the amount of $6,837,189.00.

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 three (3) delineated applications for contractor prequalification for a period of one (1) year.

2. Approve the Proposed Single Bid Limit increase for two (2) delineated applications.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. CHEVAS CLEMENTS - DOAH CASE NO. 17-0663TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt the Recommended Order of the Administrative Law Judge in its entirety as its Final Order in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Chevas Clements, DOAH Case No. 17-0663TTS, and awarding Respondent back pay for his thirty (30) workday suspension.

G-2 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. DANIEL GARCIA, DOAH Case No. 17-3230TTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the proposed Settlement Agreement in the case of Miami-Dade County School Board v. Daniel Garcia, DOAH Case No. 17-3230TTS, suspending Respondent without pay for the period of his suspension already served and reinstating him to his position as a teacher with the School Board, under the conditions specified in the Settlement Agreement.

G-3 AUTHORIZATION TO INITIATE OR JOIN LITIGATION REGARDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF HB 7069 (revised 2)

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

(1) the School Board Attorney to join litigation challenging those specific provisions of HB 7069 that raise constitutional and legal issues as soon as practicable;

(2) funding for the litigation to be allocated from non-public funds, such as funds received through the settlement of the BP oil litigation, which shall not exceed $30,000, without additional School Board approval;

(3) with regard to the potential or active litigation, the Board Attorney is to provide the Board with monthly updates to ensure that the Board is fully informed and engaged;

(4) notwithstanding the power of the School Board Attorney to join litigation, all elements of negotiation that would provide a reprieve shall be envisioned, explored, and exhausted by the Superintendent and the School Board Attorney; and

(5) when appropriate request approval from the School Board to initiate any individual litigation on behalf of the School Board.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-3 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROMOTE THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH “WALK OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL DAY” (revised)

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

1. Continue encouraging student participation in the School Breakfast Program at all Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and,

2. Encourage adult participation, if feasible, in the School Breakfast Program on October 4, 2017 in conjunction with the International “Walk Our Children to School Day.”

H-4 ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION (revised)

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

1. Review current policy regarding acceptable use of communication to see where protections can be implemented; and,

2. Provide a report no later than the November 2017 School Board meeting.

H-5 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2017 (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools from September 15th through October 15, 2017.

H-6 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER 27, 2017, AS “DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY” THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse September 27, 2017, as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-7 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF “ETHICAL GOVERNANCE DAY 2017” IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse “Ethical Governance Day 2017” to take place on October 19, 2017 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.

H-8 PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS

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 amend School Board Policy 0169.1(D), Public Participation at Board Meetings, to require persons wishing to address the Board to provide their legal name on the District authorized speaker form.

H-10 WATER ON EVERY PLATE (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida direct the Superintendent to explore the feasibility of providing our students drinking water on every plate during meals as part of the National School Lunch Program.

H-11 ENDORSE THE CITY OF MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT’S ONGOING EFFORTS TOWARDS PROTECTING OUR YOUTH BY RAISING AWARENESS OF FENTANYL AND OTHER DANGEROUS NARCOTICS (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the law related educational program titled “Youth Exposure of Opioids and Drugs” which will be taught by the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. This program supports the District’s ongoing efforts towards protecting our youth by raising awareness of fentanyl and other dangerous narcotics.

H-12 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND DISTRICT JOINT USE AGREEMENT OF DEVON AIRE PARK (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request the Superintendent:

1. to notify Miami-Dade County, municipalities, and other jurisdictional entities with whom the District currently has a
JUA, that they shall provide notification to the District in a expeditious manner of any environmental contamination
findings and or other findings and also proposed closures of areas under a JUA, including any and all pertinent
documentation supporting such closures; and

2. verify that there is no contamination on the property under consideration for a JUA.

H-13 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA DESIGNATION (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida encourage the Superintendent to:

1. acquaint parents and students with the District’s Diploma Pathways materials as early as middle school to ensure proper academic planning;

2. promote to the community the availability of the various high school diploma designations as a mechanism to raise awareness of the rigorous academic offerings provided in our public schools; and

3. to provide a letter of recognition to the parent or guardian of students achieving a diploma designation, including a brief explanation of the achievement; and

4. to implement the aforementioned process no later than January 2018 to facilitate graduation orientation and related activities.

H-14 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) ENERGY COST CONTAINMENT PROGRAM

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

1. review the current energy management practices in Miami-Dade County Public Schools;

2. proffer any additional initiatives and/or appropriate Board policy revisions;

3. determine if any of the proposed recommendations can be implemented within existing budgets or if additional funds may be necessary; and

4. provide a report to the Board with recommendations and potential cost avoidance opportunities by November 15, 2017.

H-15 REQUEST THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ENDORSE SEPTEMBER 2017 AS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH (revised)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida endorse September 2017 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

H-16 STATE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM 2018- AMEND FLORIDA STATE STATUTES 200.065 (revised 2)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MS. LUBBY NAVARRO: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, include in its 2018 State Legislative Platform amending Florida State Statutes 200.065 stipulating that a tax increase is advertised if the tax rate levied exceeds the prior year’s total tax rate levy.

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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08.09.17

 

 

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