THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Miami, Florida

 

OFFICIAL AGENDA

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020           SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING           1:00 P.M
Notice of Live Streaming Only of Special Board Meeting

 

PURPOSE:  To consider items submitted by the Superintendent, School Board Members, School Board Attorney, and other pertinent matters.  This Special Board Meeting conducted by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is provided in accordance with Section 1001.372, Florida Statutes and is being held in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-69 Suspending Certain Statutory Public Meeting Requirements. An agenda will be available no later than 1:00 p.m., on Friday, September 11, 2020. The agenda can be viewed by accessing the website www.dadeschools.net under Board Information.   The public may view  or read the Closed Captioning of the Special Board Meeting which can be found by accessing  http://www.dadeschools.net/schoolboard/index.asp and clicking on the Web Simulcast icon on the bottom right of the page. A citizen wishing to comment on an Agenda item may submit their comments in writing via-email of up to 250 words to the email address Agendacomments@dadeschools.net or may call 305-731-2377 and  provide your comments through the dedicated School Board of Miami-Dade County, Fl public comment voicemail. The written comments will be read and the two (2) minute messages will be played during the virtual School Board meeting.  All submissions must be received by noon on Sunday, September 13, 2020, so that your comments can be read or played into the record and addressed by The School Board under the specific agenda item.  For further information, email the Superintendent’s Agenda Office at Agendaoffice@dadeschools.net If you have difficulty accessing the live meeting please contact the District at  305-995-1000.

Regular Speakers List and Speakers Supplemental List for the Special School Board Meeting.

 

The published agenda is available for review on the Internet [http:/www.dadeschools.net].

 

1:00 P.M

 

CALL TO ORDER

Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Chair

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE MEDITATION

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

 

   
SP-1 SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATIONAL REPORTS TO THE BOARD ON SELECTED TOPICS
   
RECOMMENDED:

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, receive the Superintendent’s Informational report to the School Board and community.

SP-2 REQUEST APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS FOR 2020-2021 AND JOB DESCRIPTION
   
RECOMMENDED:

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

1.  Establish and classify Executive Director, Educational Equity, Access & Diversity (EEAD), MEP, paygrade 22, Office of Educational Equity, Access & Diversity.     

2.   Approve the recommendation for appointment to be effective September 15, 2020, or as soon thereafter as can be facilitated, and authorize compensation adjustments upon appointment and thereafter as stipulated in the agenda item.

   
SP-3

COMMISSION OF RODRIGUEZ ARCHITECTS, INC., AS ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD (A/E) FOR NEW 12-CLASSROOM ADDITION, AT WEST HOMESTEAD K-8 CENTER, (A REUSE OF CORAL PARK ELEMENTARY 12- CLASSROOM ADDITION), PROJECT NUMBER 02099200

   
RECOMMENDED:

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commission Rodriguez Architects, Inc., as Architect/Engineer of Record for New Classroom Addition at West Homestead K-8 Center, (a reuse of Coral Park Elementary), located at 1550 S.W. 6 Street, Homestead, Florida 33030, Project Number 02099200 as follows:
                                               

  1. A lump sum fee of $145,000 for Basic Services; and
  2. Project scope and all terms and conditions as set forth in the Agreement and the body of the agenda item.
   
SP-4

AWARD TO VEITIA PADRON, INCORPORATED, THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDED RENOVATIONS PROJECT AT RICHMOND HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL; PROJECT NUMBER 01619800

   
RECOMMENDED:

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, award to Veitia Padron, Incorporated, the General Obligation Bond funded renovations project at Richmond Heights Middle School; Project Number 01619800; on the basis of the lowest adjusted Base Bid in the amount of $3,574,756.78.

   
   
SP-6

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOIN IN RECOGNIZING ASSISTANT SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY MELINDA “MINDY” MCNICHOLS FOR EMBODYING THE TENETS OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION BY ADVANCING THE ROLE OF WOMEN 

   
ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in recognizing Assistant School Board Attorney Melinda “Mindy” McNichols for embodying the tenets of the 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution and thereby Advancing the Role of Women.

   
SP-7

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 2020 AS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve the endorsement of September 2020 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

   
SP-8

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOIN IN RECOGNIZING CITY YEAR MIAMI’S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE AT SOUTH HIALEAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

   
ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize City Year Miami’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at South Hialeah Elementary School.

   
SP-9

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF OCTOBER 2020 AS NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse October 2020, as National Principals Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

   
SP-10

SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK, OCTOBER 18-24, 2020, AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE INCLUSION OF SAFE DRIVING SKILLS IN THE CURRICULUM AT ALL DISTRICT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse the National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, 2020, and encourage the inclusion of safe driving skills in the curriculum at all District senior high schools.

   
SP-11

SCHOOL BOARD ENCOURAGE THE INCLUSION OF ETHICAL GOVERNANCE IN THE CURRICULUM AT ALL DISTRICT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

   
ACTION PROPOSED BY:
CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, encourage the inclusion of Ethical Governance in the curriculum at all District high schools during the month of October. .

   
SP-12

SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENTRECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

   
ACTION PROPOSED BY:
CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and request that the Superintendent distribute educational information throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

   
SP-13

FINANCIAL, LEGAL, OPERATIONAL, AND INSTRUCTIONAL FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A PARENTAL CHOICE OPTION FOR ONLINE SCHOOL HOUSE LEARNING CENTERS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) UTILIZING THE MY SCHOOL ONLINE MODEL

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. MARIA TERESA ROJAS

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

  1. direct the Superintendent of Schools, in collaboration with the School Board Attorney, to research and analyze the financial, legal, operational, and instructional feasibility of establishing a parental choice option for online school house learning centers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) utilizing the My School Online Model pursuant to the four guiding principles of the reopening of schools;
  2. provide a report to the Board by September 24, 2020; and
  3. based on the report to the Board, if it is deemed appropriate and within CDC guidelines, state and/or local health requirements, authorize the Superintendent of Schools to implement a parental choice option for online school house learning centers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by October 5, 2020.
   
SP-14

ENDORSEMENT COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT AND WOMEN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE 

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
DR. LUBBY NAVARRO

That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognize August 18, 2020 as the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote.

   
SP-15

COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL

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

  1. collaborate with the School Board Attorney as needed to create a Safety Acknowledgment document that is intended to fortify Miami-Dade providing a safe learning environment;
  2. examine and evaluate the practicality of said document as it relates to liability, acknowledgment, and cooperation; and
  3. provide an update to the Board of the document upon completion by October 21, 2020 School Board meeting.
   
SP-16

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA CREATE A DISTRICTWIDE DISTANCE LEARNING AND REMOTE WORK POLICY

   

ACTION PROPOSED BY:
MS. SUSIE V. CASTILLO

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

  1. create a Districtwide Distance Learning and Remote Work Policy;
  2. incorporate annual employee cyber training into this policy;
  3. implement a multi-factor authentication method to provide one more layer of protection from cyber-attacks; and
  4. report back to the Board by October 14, 2020 at the Personnel, Student, School, and Community Support Committee meeting.
   

Board Member Discussion Issues/New Business

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.  

 
 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Chair

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