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

OFFICIAL AGENDA

OCTOBER 16, 2013 REGULAR BOARD MEETING 11:45 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, OCTOBER 14, 2013.

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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11:45 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-4 Request approval of resolution no. 13-114 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KEVIN ROUNDTREE

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-114 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Kevin Roundtree.

H-5 Request approval of resolution no. 13-115 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing THE SUPERINTENDENT’S DISTRICT ADVISORY PANEL INCLUSION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-115 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Superintendent’s District Advisory Panel Inclusion Achievement Award Winners.

H-6 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-113 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING REVEREND JOHN F. WHITE II, PASTOR OF IMMANUEL TEMPLE FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT 1

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-113 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Reverend John F. White II, Pastor of Immanuel Temple for his contributions of school uniforms to elementary schools in District 1.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-116 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS WEEK, NOVEMBER 11-17, 2013, AS SPEARHEADED BY THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-116 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2013, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

H-11 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE ANNUAL “GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, HEALTH AGENCIES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND A YEAR-ROUND AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE A TOBACCO-FREE SOCIETY

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the annual “Great American Smoke-Out” in partnership with the American Cancer Society, health agencies, and local governments, and a year-round awareness campaign to promote a tobacco-free society.

H-13 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-117 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MAMl-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING DO THE RIGHT THING AND THE "BACK WITHOUT A BANG" YOUTH RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE EVENT (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-117 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Do The Right Thing and the "Back Without A Bang" Youth Rally Against Violence Event.

H-17 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-118 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING CURLEY’S HOUSE OF STYLE, INC./HOPE RELIEF FOOD BANK

H-18 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-119 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING STUDENT CHRISTY CHARNEL (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-119 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Student Christy Charnel.

H-19 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-120 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-120 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

1:00 P.M. (MEETING RECONVENED)

SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

  • MAST Academy Harpist

CHAIR'S SPECIAL PRESENTATION (added)

SUPERINTENDENT’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

  • Former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

  • Red Ribbon Certified Schools
  • Five Star Schools

AGENDA ITEMS ADDED/WITHDRAWN AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE AGENDA

DISCLOSURE OF VOTING CONFLICTS

CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF BID OPENING LISTS:

  • September 10, 12, 17, 19, 2013 and October 1, 2013

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES:

  • September 3, 2013 School Board Meeting
  • September 3, 2013 Second Budget Public Hearing

BOARD MEMBER RESOLUTIONS AND RECOGNITIONS (11:45 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

6:00 P.M. SECOND BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

NOTE: AGENDA ITEMS E-14, E-15 and E-16 WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE BOARD FOLLOWING THE SECOND BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

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 (11:45 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. SUPERINTENDENT’S PRIORITY ITEMS

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

A-2 INITIATE the development of THE Know 2 Grow sustainable ORGANIC community gardening program (withdrawn)

Recommended: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida endorse the development of the Know 2 Grow Sustainable Organic Community Gardening Program utilizing appropriate District-owned properties

A-3 ENDORSE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MILLION DOLLAR COMMUNITY LITERACY CHALLENGE (withdrawn)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the establishment of the Million Dollar Community Literacy Challenge.

A-4 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE ONE-ACRE PARCEL OF BOARD-OWNED LAND LOCATED AT NE 14 STREET AND 2 AVENUE, AND REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD AT A LATER DATE WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS (withdrawn) (Formerly F-4)

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to explore partnership opportunities with Miami-Dade County for the possible development and use of the one-acre parcel of Board-owned land located at NE 14 Street and 2 Avenue, and report back to the Board at a later date with additional details.

B. BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

C-11 AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CATAPULT LEARNING, LLC; COOL KIDS LEARN, INC.; FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, INC., D.B.A. FELC TUTORS, INC.; LEVY LEARNING CENTER, INC.; AND ONE ON ONE LEARNING CORPORATION, PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 058-NN10 - TITLE I EQUITABLE SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (ESES) FOR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND SUBJECT TO THEIR SELECTION BY A PARTICIPATING NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL (good cause)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AUTHORIZE The Superintendent of Schools to enter into contractual services agreements between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Catapult Learning, LLC; Cool Kids Learn, Inc.; Florida Educational Leadership Council, Inc., d.b.a. FELC Tutors, Inc.; Levy Learning Center, Inc.; and One on One Learning Corporation, pursuant to Request For Proposals No. 058-NN10 – TITLE I EQUITABLE SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (ESES) FOR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND SUBJECT TO THEIR SELECTION BY A PARTICIPATING NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL, to deliver equitable supplementary educational services (ESES) in the areas of reading, mathematics or science, to Title I eligible students enrolled in non-public schools, as well as professional development and parental involvement activities in support of these students, their teachers, and families, for Title I Administration, effective October 16, 2013, through September 30, 2014, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. CATAPULT LEARNING, LLC
2 AQUARIUM DRIVE, SUITE 100
CAMDEN, NJ 08103
KATHLEEN DONOVAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Supplemental Educational Services @ $664 per student.

2. COOL KIDS LEARN, INC.
8100 OAK LANE, SUITE 404
MIAMI LAKES, FL 33016
ANDREA KILPATRICK, PRESIDENT
Supplemental Educational Services @ $700 per student.

3. FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, INC.
D.B.A. FELC TUTORS, INC.
75 NORTH ROYAL POINCIANA BOULEVARD
MIAMI SPRINGS, FL 33166
MANNY RIERA, MANAGING PARTNER
Supplemental Educational Services @ $683.20 per student.

4. LEVY LEARNING CENTER, INC.
6799 COLLINS AVENUE, SUITE S204
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33141
DEBORAH LEVY, PRESIDENT
Supplemental Educational Services @ $700 per student.

5. ONE ON ONE LEARNING CORPORATION
8900 S.W. 117 AVENUE, SUITE C-103
MIAMI, FL 33186
MARCEL MONNAR, PRESIDENT M/WBE
Educational Services @ $699.95 per student.

6. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $3,400,000 for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $3,600,000, for each additional one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

C-30 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL OF CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS AND AMENDED CHARTER CONTRACTS

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

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

a. Breakthrough College Preparatory, Inc., on behalf of Breakthrough College Preparatory Elementary;

b. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy Parkside;

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

d. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy Charter High School at Pinewood Acres;

e. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy Sunset;

f. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Parks Academy High School; and

g. Somerset Virtual Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Virtual Academy Middle High.

2. Approve four amended charter school contracts with:

a. Pinecrest Academy, Inc., on behalf of Pinecrest Academy Middle School (North Campus), to: (i.) add a permanent campus located at S.W. Eighth Street and S.W. 152nd Avenue, Folio No. 30-4904-000-0090; (ii.) share the permanent facility with Pinecrest Palms Academy (4634) and Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School (7053); (iii.) increase the enrollment from 300 students to a maximum of 600 students, commencing with the 2014-2015 school year; and (iv.) remain at the current facility located at 10207 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174; Folio No. 30-4005-001-0291 as a temporary facility effective immediately until the permanent facility is completed;

b. Pinecrest Academy, Inc., on behalf of Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School, to: (i.) add a permanent campus located at S.W. Eighth Street and S.W. 152nd Avenue, Folio No. 30-4904-000-0090; (ii.) share the permanent facility with Pinecrest Palms Academy (4634) and Pinecrest Academy Middle School (North Campus) (6003); (iii.) increase the enrollment from 1,000 students to a maximum of 1,200 students, commencing with the 2014-2015 school year; and (iv.) remain at the current facility located at 14901 S.W. 42 Street, Miami, Florida 33185; Folio No. 30-4916-052-0010 as a temporary facility effective immediately until the permanent facility is completed;

c. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy Charter Middle School (South Homestead), to: (i.) relocate to a temporary facility located at 713 West Palm Drive, Florida City, Florida, 33034; Folio No. 16-7825-000-0400; (ii.) add a permanent address, 305 NE 2nd Road, Homestead Florida 33030; Folio No. 10-7918-008-1230; (iii.) share the facilities with Somerset Academy Charter High School (South Homestead) (7034), effective immediately; and (iv.) delete from the contract the following addresses: 23255 S.W. 115th Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33032; 300 S.E. First Drive, Homestead, Florida 33030; Folio No. 10-7918-008-1940 (a.k.a., 106 S.E. Second Road, Homestead, Florida 33030 and 300 S.E. Second Drive, Homestead, Florida 33030); and,

d. Somerset Academy, Inc., on behalf of Somerset Academy Charter High School (South Homestead), to: (i.) relocate to a temporary facility located at 713 West Palm Drive, Florida City, Florida, 33034; Folio No. 16-7825-000-0400; (ii.) add a permanent address, 305 NE 2nd Road, Homestead Florida 33030; Folio No. 10-7918-008-1230; (iii.) share the facilities with Somerset Academy Charter Middle School (South Homestead) (6013), effective immediately; and delete from the contract the following addresses: 300 S.E. First Drive, Homestead, Florida 33030; Folio No. 10-7918-008-1940 (a.k.a., 106 S.E. Second Road, Homestead, Florida 33030 and 300 S.E. Second Drive, Homestead, Florida 33030).

3. Approve a Reduction-in-Force/Layoff as needed, only to the extent described in this item as Total Initial Loss (Table 4), in accordance with School Board policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

C-31 REQUEST SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL TO COMMENCE THE 90-DAY CHARTER SCHOOL TERMINATION PROCESS FOR EXCELSIOR ACADEMIES, INC., ON BEHALF OF EXCELSIOR ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (revised)

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

1. Authorize the Superintendent to notify Excelsior High School that the School Board will terminate the contract in 90 days, and automatically terminate the charter if the School does not request a hearing within the statutory timeline.

C-50 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-1 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. expel the student specified in supplemental material SM-2 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;

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

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

C-70 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO SEPARATE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO A GRANT AWARD WITH FANM AYISYEN NAN MIYAMI, INC.; MIAMI BEACH POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE; FAMILY LIFE CENTER; READ 2 SUCCEED; FLORIDA VENTURES; THE ROCK FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER; PIERRE TOUSSAINT LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING CENTER; QQ RESEARCH INC.; ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS (ACE) OF FLORIDA; PSAV PRESENTATION SERVICES, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $254,000

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

1. enter into separate contractual agreements pursuant to an Adult Education and Family Services grant award in the total amount of $254,000, for the grant period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 with:

a. Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc., in the total amount of $24,000;

b. Miami Beach Police Athletic League, in the total amount of $24,000;

c. Family Life Center, in the amount of $24,000;

d. Read 2 Succeed, in the amount of $24,000;

e. Florida Ventures, in the amount of $24,000;

f. The Rock Family Community Center, in the amount of $24,000;

g. Pierre Toussaint Leadership and Learning Center, in the amount of $24,000;

h. QQ Research, in the amount of $25,000

i. Adult and Community Educators (ACE) of Florida, in the amount of $55,000;

j. PSAV Presentation Services, Inc., in the amount of $6,000;

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

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

C-71 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS TO TRAVEL OUT-OF-COUNTRY

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the out-of-country field trips to:

1. England, France, and Spain for the students at Frank C. Martin K-8 Center.

2. Italy for the students at Dr. Roland Espinosa K-8 Center.

3. England for the students of South Miami Senior High School.

C-72 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS TO LEASE FACILITIES FOR THE 2013-2014 GRADUATION EXERCISES AND TO PAY FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GRADUATION

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

1. enter into contractual agreements with the following sites for graduation rehearsals and exercises, May 27, 2014, through June 3, 2014:

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • Arena Stage Theater
  • Coral Gables Women’s Club
  • Florida International University Graham Center
  • Florida International University U.S. Century Bank Arena
  • Florida International University Wertheim Center
  • Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Joseph Caleb Community Center
  • Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
  • Manuel Artime Theater
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Miami-Dade County Auditorium
  • Shephard and Ruth K. Broad Auditorium, Barry University
  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
  • University of Miami BankUnited Center
  • University of Miami James L. Knight Center-Ashe Auditorium

2. enter into agreements for indemnification of the graduation sites listed above; and

3. authorize payment for charges incurred to lease the facilities and to pay for ancillary services associated with graduation, e.g., stagehands, electricians, ushers, parking and parking attendants, and the rental of audio-visual equipment, plants, chairs, pianos, crowd control dividers, and the rental of caps and gowns for District and Region administrators who will attend graduations as platform guests at a total cost not to exceed $385,000.00.

The appropriation for these items is included in the General Fund of the 2013-2014 Adopted Budget.

C-74 PROPOSED RENAMING OF HUBERT O. SIBLEY K-8 CENTER AND ERNEST R GRAHAM K-8 CENTER

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

1. waive the Educational Facilities Naming/Renaming Committee process; and

2. accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to rename Hubert O. Sibley K-8 Center to Hubert O. Sibley K-8 Academy.

3. accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to rename Ernest R Graham K-8 Center to Ernest R Graham K-8 Academy.

C-80 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARDS FOR SIX PROGRAMS FROM MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AGENCIES PRESCRIBED IN THE GRANTS

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

1. accept grant awards for six programs from:

a. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Adult Education and Family Literacy, Adult General Education, in the approximate amount of $5,101,912, for the grant period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014;

b. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Adult Education and Family Literacy, English Literacy/Civics Education, in the approximate amount of $2,779,629, for the grant period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014;

c. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funding under the Promoting Adolescent Health through School-based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance, in the approximate amount of $274,996, for the grant period of August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2018;

d. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Program Planning, Design & Implementation Grant (2011-2014) – Palm Glades Preparatory Academy K-8 (formerly Advantage Academy South K-8), in the approximate amount of 350,000, for the grant period of May 14, 2013, through July 30, 2014;

e. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Program Planning, Design & Implementation Grant (2012-2015) – Academy for International Education Charter School, in the approximate amount of 350,000, for the grant period of May 14, 2012, through May 13, 2014; and

f. Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for funding under the Program Planning, Design & Implementation Grant (2012-2015) – Alpha Charter of Excellence, Inc., in the approximate amount of 350,000, for the grant period of May 14, 2012, through May 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

D. SCHOOL SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY

D-20 PERSONNEL ACTION LISTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, REASSIGNMENTS, LEAVES AND SEPARATIONS: AUGUST 9, 2013 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

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 1052.

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 above for appointments and lateral transfers to be effective October 17, 2013, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, with the exception of the effective dates as noted throughout the agenda item.

D-22 ESTABLISHMENT, CLASSIFICATION AND/OR UPDATE OF SELECT POSITIONS, REALIGNMENT OF SELECT DISTRICT OFFICES, AND APPROVAL OF THE CONVERSION OF THE (X1) SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CHIEF OF STAFF/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That effective October 17, 2013, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:

1. Establish and classify the following MEP positions:
a. Chief of Staff to Board Member, Contracted position, Board Members' Office
b. Associate Superintendent, Education Transformation, MEP, pay grade 26, Education Transformation Office
c. District Director, Instructional Recruitment and Staffing, MEP, pay grade 23, Instructional Staffing
d. Executive Director, Data Security and Technical Services, MEP, pay grade 22, Information Technology Services
e. Executive Director, Economic Opportunity, MEP, pay grade 22, Office of Economic Opportunity
f. Executive Director, Risk and Benefits, MEP, pay grade 22, Office of Risk and Benefits Management
g. Director, Enterprise Service Management, MEP, pay grade 21, Enterprise Service Management
h. Director, Recruitment, MEP, pay grade 21, Instructional Staffing
i. SAP Solutions Architect, MEP, pay grade 21, Systems & Programming Services
j. Solutions Manager, MEP, pay grade 20, Systems & Programming Services
k. Supervisor, Support Services, MEP, pay grade 20, Client & Business Services
I. Application Server Administrator, MEP, pay grade 19, Client and Business Services
m. Coordinator, MEP, pay grade 19, Office of the Controller
n. Lead Systems Analyst, MEP, pay grade 19, Systems & Programming Services
o. SAP ABAP Lead Analyst, MEP, pay grade 19, Systems & Programming Services
p. SAP Business Intelligence (Bl) Lead Analyst, MEP, pay grade 19, Systems & Programming Services
q. SAP Portal Architect, MEP, pay grade 19, Internet Services
r. Application Server Analyst, MEP, pay grade 18, Client and Business Services
s. SAP ASAP Programmer Analyst, MEP, pay grade 18, Systems& Programming Services
t. SAP Business Intelligence (Bl) Programmer Analyst, MEP, pay grade 18, Systems & Programming Services
u. SAP Functional Support Analyst, MEP, pay grade 18, Systems & Programming Services
v. Staff Specialist, MEP, pay grade 18, Office of the Controller
w. Staff Specialist, School Bus Routing, MEP, pay grade 18, Department of Transportation
x. Systems Engineer, MEP, pay grade 18, Systems& Programming Services
y. Legacy Application Developer, MEP, pay grade 17, Systems & Programming Services
z. Application Server Specialist, MEP, pay grade 17, Client and Business Services
aa. SAP ABAP Developer, MEP, pay grade 17, Systems & Programming Services
bb. SAP Business Intelligence (Bl) Developer, MEP, pay grade 17, Systems & Programming Services
cc. SAP Functional Support Specialist, MEP, pay grade 17, Systems & Programming Services
dd. SAP Portal Developer, MEP, pay grade 17, Internet Services
ee. Application Support Specialist, MEP, pay grade 16, Systems & Programming Services
ff. Staff Assistant, MEP, pay grade 16, Office of the Controller

2. Approve changes to title, pay grade, and/or minimum qualifications for the following MEP positions:
a. District Director, Employment and Staffing, MEP, pay grade 23, Office of Human Capital Management
b. Executive Director, Technology Solutions, MEP, pay grade 22, Systems & Programming Services
c. Director, Technology Solutions, MEP, pay grade 21, Systems and Programming Services
d. Administrative Coordinator, MEP, pay grade 18, Board Members' Office

3. Approve the proposed realignment of select district offices.

4. Convert the Administrative Assistant to the School Board Members Salary Schedule (X1) to a minimum/maximum salary schedule.

D-23 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO TEACH OUT-OF-FIELD FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 9, 2013 THROUGH OCTOBER 21, 2013

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve instructional personnel assigned to teach out-of-field for the period of July 9, 2013 through October 21, 2013.

D-24 CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/CHIEF OF STAFF TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS (revised)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, contractually employ Ms. Anna P. Parekh as Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff to Board Member, Ms. Raquel A. Regalado, effective September 16, 2013, and Ms. Jackeline Fals-Chew as Chief of Staff to Board Member, Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, effective October 17, 2013, or as
soon thereafter as can be facilitated.

D-25 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A CONTINUATION OF THE M-DCPS MASTER PLAN FOR IN-SERVCE EDUCATION 2013-2014 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 of the current Master Plan for In-Service Education to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for approval.

D-40 REQUEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECEIVE THE STATE-MANDATED ANNUAL “SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES” SELF-ASSESSMENT, AND AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO REPORT THE SELF-ASSESSMENT RESULTS AND SCHOOL BOARD ACTION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

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

1. receive the “Safety and Security Best Practices” assessment results; and

2. authorize the Superintendent of Schools to report the self-assessment results and School Board action to the Commissioner of Education.

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

20 WORKDAYS
ALUYSIUS J. NOBLE - TEACHER
ALLAPATTAH MIDDLE SCHOOL

2 WORKDAYS
ELLEN S. ZILBERBERG - TEACHER
ROBERT RUSSA MOTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2) RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION
PENDING APPEAL

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
5 CALENDAR DAYS
ANGEL L. DUKES-CHILDS - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTHWEST TRANSPORTATI ON CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
5 CALENDAR DAYS
HUMBERTO FERNANDEZ - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTHWEST TRANSPORTATI ON CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
5 CALENDAR DAYS
SHAWANNA L. AARON - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTHWEST TRANSPORTATI ON CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
5 CALENDAR DAYS
ANTHELETHIA CAREY-ALANTON - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
BARBARA A. ROBERTS - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
NORTH TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
MARY A. GODBOLT - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTHWEST TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
30 CALENDAR DAYS
ROCHELLE A. PERPALL - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
SOUTHWEST TRANSPORTATION CENTER

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDINGS
BRANNON T. LUCAS - ROUTE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY AND INITIATION OF DISMISSAL PROCEEDI NGS
EMMANUEL T. FLEURANTIN - TEACHER
MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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

A) Mr. Aluysius J. Noble, Teacher, Allapattah Middle School, suspension without pay for twenty (20)
workdays, effective October 17, 2013.
B) Ms. Ellen S. Zi!berberg, Teacher, Robert Russa Moton Elementary School, suspension without pay
for two (2) workdays, effective October 24, 2013.

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. Angel L. Dukes-Childs, Southwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
B) Mr. Humberto Fernandez, School Bus Driver, Northwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
C) Ms. Shawanna L. Aaron, Southwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
D) Ms. Anthelethia Carey-Alanton, North Transportation Center, suspension without pay for five (5) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
E) Ms. Barbara A. Roberts, School Bus Driver, North Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
F) Ms. Mary A. Godbolt, Southwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
G) Ms. Rochelle A. Perpall, Southwest Transportation Center, suspension without pay for thirty (30) calendar days, effective October 17, 2013.
H) Mr. Brannon T. Lucas, Route Management Specialist, Department of Transportation, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective October 17, 2013.
I) Mr. Emmanuel T. Fleurantin, Teacher, Miami Norland Senior High School, suspension without pay and initiation of dismissal proceedings, effective October 17, 2013.

E. INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

E-1 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR PERIODS ENDING JULY AND AUGUST 2013

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Monthly Financial Reports for July and August 2013.

E-36 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE PORTRAIT OF EMPOWERMENT, INC. AND SUNSHINE AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE, INC. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION TO PROVIDE SNACKS/MEALS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR PROGRAMS FROM OCTOBER 17, 2013, THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2014.

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to enter into contractual agreements with The Portrait of Empowerment, Inc. and Sunshine After School Child Care, Inc. for the Department of Food and Nutrition to provide snacks/meals for participants in their programs from October 17, 2013, through August 19, 2014.

E-41 REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD AUCTION

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive the report of the auctions, surplus/obsolete equipment & vehicle results.

E-66 APPROVAL OF PREMIUM EQUIVALENT RATES FOR DISTRICT SELF INSURED HEALTHCARE PROGRAM AND GROUP HEALTHCARE BENEFITS FOR MEDICARE ELIGIBLE RETIREES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014

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

1. approve the monthly premium equivalent rates for benefit eligible full and part time employees, eligible COBRA participants, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents, subject to existing plan design and contribution strategies, inclusive of proposed rate increases from Cigna for Individual Stop Loss coverage and approved Administrative Services Only (ASO) fees, subject to rate revisions following final union negotiations, effective January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014;

2013 Premium Equivalent Rates
 
2014 Premium Equivalent Rates (+17%)
 
OAP 10
OAP 20
 
OAP 10
OAP 20
Employee Only
$626.00
$576.00
Employee Only
$732.00
$673.00
EE + SP
$1,513.00
$1,391.00
EE + SP
$1,769.00
$1,626.00
EE + CH
$1,251.00
$1,149.00
EE + CH
$1,462.00
$1,343.00
Family
$2,401.00
$2,206.00
Family
$2,807.00
$2,579.00
Adult Dependent
$501.00
$459.00
Adult Dependent
$586.00
$537.00

Note: The 2014 Premium equivalent rates include: 10% Trend and ACA Fees, +7% ACA enhancements for Medical/Rx Copays and deductibles included in current 2013 Out of Pocket Max limits.

*Rate includes adult children up to age 26 in compliance with 2010 Health Reform.

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

2. confirm Administrative Services Only (ASO) fees for Cigna of $24.60 PEPM for calendar year 2014, subject to the previously authorized $6.13 PEPM decrement for pharmacy rebates;

3. Renew the Group Healthcare Benefits for Medicare Eligible Retirees contract with Humana at the following monthly rates for calendar year 2014:

Miami-Dade/Broward/Palm Beach Counties
Mo. Rate

HMO 939 with Rx 22
$    0.00
HMO 152 with Rx 5
$  49.71
LPPO with Rx3
$  77.42

The above monthly rates are per retiree and per eligible dependent over 65 and/or Medicare Eligible.

E-67 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE EXISTING PORTFOLIO BUILDER’S RISK INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR NEW AND EXISTING FACILITIES AS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PLAN AND PURCHASE AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF COVERAGE FOR NAMED/NON-NAMED WINDSTORM LOSSES

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

1. confirm the previously authorized renewal for policy year October 12, 2013 to October 12, 2014 and authorize a one-year extension, effective October 12, 2014 to October 12, 2015 of its Portfolio Builder’s Risk Insurance Program consisting of all risk, replacement cost coverage for facilities under construction, and other capital expenditures including maintenance projects from Lexington Insurance Company (AM Best A+, XV), through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. with limits of coverage of $50,000,000 per occurrence, subject to stated sub-limits and annual aggregates, subject to a Named Windstorm deductible of 5% of total insured values at risk at the time and the location of loss/$25,000,000 minimum per loss deductible and a per loss deductible of $250,000 for perils other than those subject to the Named Windstorm Deductible, and limits for interior water damage of $5,000,000, subject to a per occurrence deductible of $100,000, with premium rates of $1.0479/$100 of annual expenditures for new capacity construction; $0.5849/$100 of annual expenditures for other than new capacity construction; and $0.032106 (percentage of premium) for terrorism, subject to annual audit of actual expenditures for policy years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, inclusive of cancellation provisions as negotiated, with payments including deposit and audit premiums to be paid from the Board’s Capital Budget for policy periods of October 12, 2013 to October 12, 2014 and October 12, 2014 to October 12, 2015;

2. authorize the additional layer of excess coverage consisting of $50 Million excess of $25 Million Wind Coverage for non-named/named windstorms for a two-year period effective October 12, 2013 to October 12, 2015 with SwissRe/Westport Insurance Corporation (A.M. Best, A+, XV) Loss Limit: 40% of $50 Million excess of $25 Million/ $20,000,000, Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Company (A.M. Best, A+ XV) Loss Limit: 30% of $50 Million excess of $25 Million/ $15,000,000 and Houston Casualty Company (A.M. Best, A+, XV)Loss Limit: 30% of $50 Million excess of $25 Million / $15,000,000 (A.M. Best, A+,XV) through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. with premium rates of $0.33/$100 of annual expenditures for new capacity construction and $0.181/$100 of annual expenditures for other than new capacity construction subject to annual audit of actual expenditures for policy years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, inclusive of cancellation provisions as negotiated, with payments including deposit and audit premiums to be paid from the Board’s Capital Budget for policy periods of October 12, 2013 to October 12, 2014 and October 12, 2014 to October 12, 2015; and;

3. authorize consulting expenses for assistance in reviewing issued policies, premiums, billings, and other required professional services and advice on the Portfolio Builder’s Risk Program, with such fees to be paid to the District’s risk management consultants at $150/hour, subject to annual maximum expenditures of $50,000 to be paid from the Board’s Capital Budget for policy periods of October 12, 2013 to October 12, 2015.

E-68 RENEWAL OF STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS WITH CLINICAL SETTINGS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize purchase of Student Professional Liability insurance coverage through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., from Chicago Insurance Company (A.M. Best A XV) with coverage limits of $1 million per occurrence/$6 million annual aggregate, with the District to be named as an additional insured, to cover students enrolled in a program through the Health Science Education Division of Career & Technical Education where proof of coverage is required, with total premiums for such coverage of $25,348.95 including all state required fees, with additional students added during the year to be at no additional cost, effective October 17, 2013 to October 17, 2014.

E-69 RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #005-PP10, MEDICAL CONSULTING SERVICES AND HEALTH PLAN OMBUDSMAN (RE-BID)

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

1. award Concentra the Medical Consulting Services and Health Plan Ombudsman contract, pursuant to Request For Proposal (RFP) #005-PP10, for an initial three-year term, effective November 1, 2013, with fees of $300.00/hour, subject to maximum fee per case of $5,000, with the ability to extend the contract for an additional two-year period; and

2. authorize the Superintendent of Schools to execute a contract with Concentra to provide medical consulting services and health plan ombudsman pursuant to the provisions of RFP# 005-PP10, Medical Consulting Services and Health Plan Ombudsman (Re-Bid).

E-70 RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #077-NN10, FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA) ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

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

1. award TASC the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administration Services contract, pursuant to Request For Proposal (RFP) #077-NN10, for an initial three-year term, effective January 1, 2014, with the ability to extend the contract for an additional two-year period; and

Per participant per month pricing (PEPM):

1-4,500 $3.95
4,501-9,000 $3.65
9,001-13,500 $3.35
13,501-18,000 $3.05
18,001- $2.75

2. authorize the Superintendent of Schools to execute a contract with TASC to provide flexible spending account (FSA) administration services pursuant to the provisions of RFP# 077-NN10, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administration Services.

E-71 RENEWAL OF SELECTED THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATION FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WITH FBMC BENEFITS MANAGEMENT, INC.

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

1. renew the existing contract awarded to FBMC Benefits Management, Inc., pursuant to their proposal in response to RFP #051-MM10, Selected Third Party Administration for Employee Benefits for administrative services (A-F), not including FSA Administration with a revised rate of $3.86 per employee per month for a two-year period effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015; and

2. renew the existing contract awarded to FBMC Benefits Management, Inc., for insurance brokerage services (G), including the addition of the personal accident insurance program with the Catastrophic Benefit feature through Trustmark Insurance Company at the following commission rates, for a two-year period, effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015:

Benefit/Service Insurer Commissions
1st Year//Renewal
Universal Life ING/Trustmark 90%/100%//5%
Critical Illness ING/Trustmark 70%/80%//11%
Cancer Trustmark 65%//12%
Long Term Care UNUM/US Care N/A//10%/0%
Accident Trustmark 65%/5%

E-76 ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED 2014 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS

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

1. adopt the proposed 2014 State and Federal Legislative Programs; and

2. authorize the Superintendent to advocate for the best interests of the District on issues at the state and federal levels that may have fiscal, local control, and/or governance impact on Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ operations, but does not have major policy implications, provided such issues are reported to the Board.

E-86 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT- SELECTED SCHOOLS

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

E-87 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AUDITS 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Office of Management and Compliance Audits 2013 Annual Report.

E-88 INVESTIGATION OF ATTENDANCE AND FTE REPORTING PRACTICES AT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR INTEGRATED ACADEMICS (SIA Tech)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Investigation of Attendance and FTE Reporting Practices at the Florida School for Integrated Academics (SIA Tech).

E-89 INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINT CONCERNING STELLAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, INC. (F/K/A LIFE SKILLS CENTER MIAMI-DADE, INC.) AND LIFE SKILLS CENTER OPA LOCKA, INC. CHARTER SCHOOLS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive and file the Investigation of Complaint Concerning Stellar Leadership Academy, Inc. (F/K/A Life Skills Center Miami-Dade, Inc.) and Life Skills Center Opa Locka, Inc. Charter Schools.

E-141 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ACELO SOLUTIONS, PURSUANT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 008-NN10 – ADULT EDUCATION STUDENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM; AND EXPANSION OF THE MASTER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH BANC OF AMERICA PUBLIC CAPITAL CORP FOR ACELO SOLUTIONS SYSTEM LICENSES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AUTHORIZE the Superintendent of Schools to negotiate and enter into a contractual services agreement between The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Acelo Solutions, pursuant to Request For Proposals No. 008-NN10 - ADULT EDUCATION STUDENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, to purchase a software system, which will incorporate or interface with the Point of Sale system, Web-Based Collection (On-line Payment) system, and will support Centralized Banking functionality for the district’s Adult Centers and K-12 Schools effective October 16, 2013, moving forward indefinitely, as follows:

1. ACELO SOLUTIONS
22375 BRODERICK DRIVE
SUITE 125
STERLING, VA 20166
MIKE BOHN, SENIOR PARTNER

Highest Rated Proposal

2. authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the estimated amount of $1,836,831, for software licenses (including 3 party licenses) and implementation services,

3. authorize utilizing Acelo for online payment gateway services or implement additional interface to a district approved payment gateway provider,

4. authorize the Superintendent to expand the Master Lease Purchase Agreement with Banc of America Public Capital Corp for up to $1,200,000 for the Acelo Solutions, System Licenses and execute all agreements.

E-142 AWARD BID NO. 083-NN04 – COLLISION-DAMAGE REPAIRS, HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS, VANS AND SCHOOL BUSES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 083-NN04 – COLLISION-DAMAGE REPAIRS, HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS, VANS AND SCHOOL BUSES – to purchase, at firm labor rates and parts percentage markup/discounts, quantities, as may be required, of collision-damage repairs and parts for heavy-duty trucks, vans and school buses, for the Department of Transportation, Vehicle Maintenance, during the term of the bid, effective October 16, 2013, through October15, 2016, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. FLEET TECHNOLOGY & MAINTENANCE CORPORATION D.B.A. TRUCK CITY BODY COMPANY
10660 N.W. SOUTH RIVER DRIVE
MEDLEY, FL 33166
OWNER: SERGIO AGUIRRE

2. FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC.
7703 INDUSTRIAL LANE
TAMPA, FL 33637
OWNER: CHRISTOPHER A. RUSTMAN, PRESIDENT

3. S AND E AUTO REPAIR CENTER
5650 PLUNKETT STREET
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33023
OWNER: STUART DUMBROTT, PRESIDENT

4. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $600,000, 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-143 AWARD BID NO. 086-NN05 – OFFICE SUPPLIES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 086-NN05 – OFFICE SUPPLIES, to purchase and deliver, at firm-fixed prices and catalog percentage discount off balance of line items, quantities, as may be required, of office supplies, for use by various school sites and departments, during the term of the bid, effective October 16, 2013, through October 15, 2015, including extensions thereto, as follows:

PRIMARY

1. OFFICE DEPOT, INC.
6600 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL
BOCA RATON, FL 33496
OWNER: NEIL AUSTRIAN, C.E.O.

ALTERNATE

2. OFFICE MAX NORTH AMERICA, INC.
263 SHUMAN BOULEVARD
NAPERVILLE, IL 60563
OWNER: RAUL SALIGRAM, C.E.O.

3. OFFICE EXPRESS SUPPLIES, INC.
8005 WEST 20 AVENUE
HIALEAH, FL 33014
OWNER: BLANCA GARCIA, C.F.O. M/WBE

4. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $4,000,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 foreach additional one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-144 AWARD BID NO. 068-NN05 – RENTAL OF CAPS AND GOWNS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 068-NN05 – RENTAL OF CAPS AND GOWNS, to purchase, at firm unit prices, quantities, as may be required, for the rental of caps and gowns, for various schools, during the term of the bid, effective October 16, 2013, through October 15, 2015, including extensions thereto, as follows:

1. GRADUATE SERVICES MIAMI
D.B.A. HERFF JONES INC., CAP AND GOWN DIVISION
7640 N.W. 25 STREET, SUITE 107
MIAMI, FL 33122
OWNER: EDWARD E. JONES, PRESIDENT M/WBE

2. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $600,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $300,000, for each additional one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-145 AWARD BID NO. 092-NN03 – FRESH PRODUCE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 092-NN03 – FRESH PRODUCE, to provide fresh, high-quality, seasonal and local produce, for the Department of Food and Nutrition, during the term of the bid, effective October 18, 2013, through October 17, 2014, including extensions thereto, as follows:

PRIMARY

1. THE PRODUCE CONNECTION, INC.
2200 N.W. 23 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33142
OWNER: BRUCE FISHBEIN, PRESIDENT.

ALTERNATE

2. FREEDOM FRESH, LLC
8901 N.W. 33 STREET, SUITE 100
DORAL, FL 33172
OWNER: WALTER VAZQUEZ, SR., CHAIRMAN

3. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $15,500,000, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $15,500,000, for each additional one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

E-146 REJECT BID NO. 095-NN06 – CUSTODIAL FLOOR-CARE PRODUCTS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 095-NN06 – CUSTODIAL FLOOR-CARE PRODUCTS, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications.

E-147 REQUEST APPROVAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD ON TERM CONTRACT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade, County, Florida, APPROVE the supplemental award on the following contract, inasmuch as the estimated requirements, previously awarded by the Board, will be exceeded before the contract expires.

Approve the supplemental award by $94,555 and amend the total contract award to $756,437, on Contract No. 016-KK11 – SECURITY-SYSTEMS SERVICES, to purchase, at firm unit prices, emergency on-site service response, video retrieval, repairs, labor, training, written reports and associated accessories for security systems, for The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida during the term of the contract, effective February 10, 2013, through February 9, 2014. This supplemental award is requested due to an increase in usage of the bid by school sites and non-school sites which has resulted in an average monthly expenditure of $18,910. The supplemental amount requested is based on the next five (5) months usage.

Fund Source

0100 – General

1. ATC INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
1270 N.W. 165 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33169
OWNER: VINCENT J. VENTO, C.E.O.

2. QUALITY WIRING, INC.
10300 S.W. 72 STREET, SUITE 414
MIAMI, FL 33173
OWNER: SOPHIA DANDRINOS, PRESIDENT

ORIGINAL AWARD AMOUNT $661,882
PREVIOUS SUPPLEMENTAL $0
THIS SUPPLEMENTAL $94,555

E-200 PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY: FINAL READING POLICY 6145, DEBT MANAGEMENT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt amended Board Policy 6145, Debt Management, and authorize the Superintendent to file the policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective on October 16, 2013.

E-201 PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY: FINAL READING: POLICY 6320.05, LOCAL-VENDOR PREFERENCE

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt amended Board Policy 6320.05, Local-Vendor Preference, and authorize the Superintendent to file the policy with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective October 16, 2013.

F. FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION REFORM

F-1 RENEWAL OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH FDG FLAGLER STATION II, LLC, FOR 25 FACULTY PARKING SPACES FOR THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 4001 NE 2 AVENUE, MIAMI

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the renewal of the lease agreement with FDG Flagler Station II, LLC, at an annual rental rate of $15,600.38, for 25 faculty parking spaces for the Design and Architecture Senior High School. The renewal period will commence December 18, 2013 and end December 17, 2014. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement will remain unchanged.

F-2 AUTHORIZATION TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF A REQUEST FROM COLLINS PARK APARTMENTS, LLC, FOR EXEMPTION FROM EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE ELDERLY, LOCATED AT 3625 NW 20 AVENUE, MIAMI

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recommend approval to Miami-Dade County of a request from Collins Park Apartments, LLC, for exemption from Educational Facilities Impact Fees in connection with a proposed housing project for the elderly, located at 3625 NW 20 Avenue, Miami.

F-3 AUTHORIZATION TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF A REQUEST FROM JOE MORETTI PRESERVATION PHASE ONE, LLC, FOR EXEMPTION FROM EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE ELDERLY, LOCATED AT 240 SW 9 STREET, MIAMI

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recommend approval to Miami-Dade County of a request from Joe Moretti Preservation Phase One, LLC, for exemption from Educational Facilities Impact Fees in connection with a proposed housing project for the elderly, located at 240 SW 9 Street, Miami.

F-4 THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE ONE-ACRE PARCEL OF BOARD-OWNED LAND LOCATED AT NE 14 STREET AND 2 AVENUE, AND REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD AT A LATER DATE WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS (revised) (Now A-4)

RECOMMENDED: That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to explore partnership opportunities with Miami-Dade County for the possible development and use of the one-acre parcel of Board-owned land located at NE 14 Street and 2 Avenue, and report back to the Board at a later date with additional details.

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 $1,263,008 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-21 APPROVAL OF UPDATED “PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING PROJECTS CONSULTANTS (A/EPC) AND SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANTS (SPC)” AND “PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CM), CM AT-RISK AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES” RELATED TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY: 6330 - ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, LAND SURVEYING, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the updated “Procedures for the Selection of Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultants (A/EPC) and Special Projects Consultants (SPC)” and “Procedures for the Selection of Construction Management (CM), CM at-Risk and Program Management Services” related to School Board Policy: 6330 - Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, Land Surveying, Construction Management, Program Management and Inspection Services.

F-22 REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO REJECT ALL RESPONSES RECEIVED FOR THE REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SELECTION OF ONE OR MORE FIRMS TO PROVIDE:

1. LAND SURVEYING CONSULTING SERVICES; AND

2. GEOTECHNICAL, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT CONSULTING SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the Superintendent to reject all responses received for the Requests for Qualifications for the selection of one (1) or more firms to provide:

1. Land Surveying Consulting Services; and

2. Geotechnical, Construction Materials Testing and Environmental Assessment Consulting Services.

F-23 AUTHORIZATION TO CHANGE THE FIRM’S PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR KAUFMAN LYNN CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK MISCELLANEOUS CONSULTANT SERVICES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize a change of the firm’s principal responsible to the Board for Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc., for Construction Management at-Risk Miscellaneous consultant services.

F-34 CHANGE ORDER CONFIRMATION OR APPROVAL

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

B-1 Change Order No. 33 on Project No. 00176800, Additions, Remodeling, Renovations and Historical Restoration, Miami Senior High School for an additional cost of $154,613.

F-60 AWARD BID NO. 090-NN09 – EPOXY FLOORING: FURNISH AND INSTALL

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, AWARD Bid No. 090-NN09 – EPOXY FLOORING: FURNISH AND INSTALL, to purchase, at firm unit prices, quantities, as may be required, to furnish and install seamless epoxy flooring, for schools and facilities, through Maintenance Operations, during the term of the bid, effective October 16, 2013, through October 15, 2015, including extensions thereto, as follows:

PRIMARY

1. A AFFORDABLE CARPET & MAINTENANCE, INC.
297 N.W. 23 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33127
OWNER: IVETTE NARANJO M/WBE and SBE PRESIDENT

ALTERNATE

2. DURA FLOOR, INC.
D.B.A. DURA BOND COMPANY
142 N.W. 29 STREET
MIAMI, FL 33127
OWNER: WILLIAM CANARY, PRESIDENT

3. Authorize Procurement Management Services to purchase up to the total estimated amount of $837,258, for the initial contract term, and an amount not to exceed $418,629, for each additional one (1) year extension period. Board authorization of this recommendation does not mean the amount shown will be expended.

F-61 REJECT BID NO. 096-NN09 – CHILLER-SERVICE CONTRACT

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, REJECT Bid No. 096-NN09 – CHILLER-SERVICE CONTRACT, to permit rebidding, using revised specifications, for a solicitation in the future.

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

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the prequalification certificates for six (6) new and the increase to three (3) certificates, for educational facilities, as listed on Attachment “A” of the agenda item.

G. SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY

G-1 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE BOARD AND LAW CLERK REPLACEMENT

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

1. accept the October 2013 Annual Report of the School Board Attorney;

2. approve the employment contract for Ms. Nathalie Remelus to the position of Law Clerk/Assistant School Board Attorney

G-2 INITIAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF POLICY 6480, EXPENDITURES (revised)

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 Policy 6480, Expenditures.

G-3 AUTHORIZATION TO FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST PALMETTO HOMES OF MIAMI, INC., AND COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING, INC., AND ANY OTHER INDISPENSABLE PARTY TO SEEK RECOVERY OF FUNDS IMPROPERLY USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MIAMI PARTNERSHIP FOR ACTION IN COMMUNITIES GRANT (“PROJECT MPACT”)

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the filing of a lawsuit against Palmetto Homes of Miami, Inc., and Counseling and Educational Consulting, Inc., and against any other indispensable party to seek recovery of funds that were improperly used in connection with the Miami Partnership for Action in Communities Grant (“Project MPACT”), and any other remedies that may be allowed by law.

G-4 AUTHORIZATION TO FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. TO SEEK RECOVERY OF DISTRICT FUNDS ISSUED AS PAYMENT FOR INVOICES SUBMITTED BY THIS VENDOR TO THE DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF BILLING ERRORS AND IRREGULARITIES

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the School Board Attorney to file a lawsuit against Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., to seek recovery of funds issued as payment for invoices submitted by the vendor to the District as a result of billing errors and irregularities, and any other remedies as may be permitted by law.

G-5 FINAL READING: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF POLICIES 0165, PUBLIC MEETINGS, AND 0165.1, AGENDAS

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adopt amended Policies 0165, Public Meetings, and 0165.1, Agendas, and authorize the Superintendent to file the amended policies with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective on October 16, 2013.

G-6 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA v. ISABEL DIAZ-ALMARAZ, DOAH Case No. 12-3630

RECOMMENDED: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida take one of the following actions in the case of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. Isabel Diaz-Almaraz, DOAH Case No. 12-3630:

(1) Adopt the Recommended Order of the Administrative Law Judge in its entirety as its Final Order; or

(2) Adopt the Exceptions to the Recommended Order filed by the Superintendent and enter a Final Order consistent with those Exceptions.

G-7 PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES: INITIAL READING: BOARD POLICY 5517, ANTIDISCRIMINATION/ HARASSMENT (STUDENTS) AND 5517.02, DISCRIMINATION/ HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS (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 Policies 5517, Anti-Discrimination/Harassment (Students) and 5517.02, Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Procedure for Students.

H. OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Resolutions and Recognitions (11:45 a.m.)

Proposed Board Member Initiatives

H-2 EXPLORE THE EXPANSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DISTRICT’S PARTNERSHIP WITH DREAM IN GREEN

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, encourage the Superintendent to explore the expansion of environmental educational opportunities through the District’s partnership with Dream in Green.

H-3 ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (withdrawn)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to temporarily assign the administrative liaison function of the Ethics Advisory Committee to a department of his choosing, and thereafter initiate rulemaking procedures, with input from the EAC, to broaden the scope of appointing organizations.

H-4 Request approval of resolution no. 13-114 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KEVIN ROUNDTREE

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-114 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Kevin Roundtree.

H-5 Request approval of resolution no. 13-115 OF the school board of miami-dade county, florida recognizing THE SUPERINTENDENT’S DISTRICT ADVISORY PANEL INCLUSION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-115 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Superintendent’s District Advisory Panel Inclusion Achievement Award Winners.

H-6 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-113 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING REVEREND JOHN F. WHITE II, PASTOR OF IMMANUEL TEMPLE FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT 1

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. WILBERT “TEE” HOLLOWAY: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-113 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Reverend John F. White II, Pastor of Immanuel Temple for his contributions of school uniforms to elementary schools in District 1.

H-8 SEXUAL PREDATORS (withdrawn)

H-9 ANTI-LITTER CAMPAIGN “WASTE IN ITS PLACE”

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. MARTA PÉREZ: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, request that the Superintendent initiate an anti-litter campaign.

H-10 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-116 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS WEEK, NOVEMBER 11-17, 2013, AS SPEARHEADED BY THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-116 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2013, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

H-11 SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF THE ANNUAL “GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, HEALTH AGENCIES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND A YEAR-ROUND AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE A TOBACCO-FREE SOCIETY

ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the annual “Great American Smoke-Out” in partnership with the American Cancer Society, health agencies, and local governments, and a year-round awareness campaign to promote a tobacco-free society.

H-12 Proposed 2014 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM OF THE GREATER FLORIDA CONSORTIUM OF SCHOOL BOARDS

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adopt the proposed draft 2014 Legislative Program.

H-13 REQUEST APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-117 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MAMl-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING DO THE RIGHT THING AND THE "BACK WITHOUT A BANG" YOUTH RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE EVENT (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. LAWRENCE S. FELDMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-117 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Do The Right Thing and the "Back Without A Bang" Youth Rally Against Violence Event.

H-14 TEACHER WELLNESS POLICY (withdrawn)

H-15 TRANSPORTATION ( revised replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY MR CARLOS L. CURBELO: Request that The School Board of Miami-Dade County direct the Superintendent to complete the following within 90 days:

1) Investigate the experiences of other public school systems that have outsourced their transportation operations and provide an informational summary to the Board;

2) Conduct a full cost analysis of our current transportation operations, inclusive of a full valuation of our transportation related assets; and

3) Prepare a Request for Information (RFI) in order to ascertain the interest and capacity of private firms to provide all or a portion of the District's student transportation services.

H-16 LIMITED PILOT FOR LATER START TIMES IN HIGH SCHOOL

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

1. explore on a limited basis the academic and financial feasibility of offering later start times to high school students, and providing information to parents and students including health benefits associated with earlier bedtimes, along with helpful tips and suggestions; and,

2. present a report on the proposed action above on or before the February 2014 Miami-Dade County School Board meeting.

H-17 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-118 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING CURLEY’S HOUSE OF STYLE, INC./HOPE RELIEF FOOD BANK

H-18 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-119 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING STUDENT CHRISTY CHARNEL (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-119 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Student Christy Charnel.

H-19 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 13-120 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (replacement)

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 13-120 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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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