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Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006


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Call to Order

  1. Start Time: 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were led by: Norma Edwards of Boynton Beach High School

Opening Remarks

  1. Chairman Tom Lynch

  2. Minutes: Announced that prior to this meeting the Superintendent's Evaluation occured and Dr. Johnson received a great evaluation.

Approve Board Minutes

  1. None

(Disclosures by Board Members - Chairman: Do any board members have disclosures to make?)

  1. None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Agreements/Contracts

  1. AC1-Contract With the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition
  2. AC3-Funding for the Center for Creative Education Project Leap through Arts Partnerships
  3. AC5-Service Agreement for the Foster Grandparent Program
2. Grants
  1. G1-Picower Foundation Grant for College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-AP, and SpringBoard profe
  2. G2-Picower Foundation Grant for Single School Culture for Academics
  3. G3-Approve the Health Career Academy for Bilingual Students for Lake Worth Community High School.
3. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
4. Personnel
  1. PD1 - Personnel Agenda
  2. PD2 - Professional Development Master Inservice Plan
5. Professional Standards
  1. PS1-PERSONNEL DISCIPLINARY ACTION
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart - FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM3 Project Modifications, Retainage & Final for J.C. Mitchell
  3. PM4 Project Modifications, Retainage & Final for S.D. Spady
  4. PM5 Project Modifications, Retainage & Final for Lantana Elementary
7. Real Estate
  1. RE2 West Palm Beach Area MS (04-OO) and Transportation Compound
8. Purchasing
  1. P1 RFP 04C-001H for Prequalification of CPA Firms
  2. P2 RFP 03C-013B for Dental Insurance
  3. P3 Approve Repairs for The Education Network
  4. P4 Approve Project Change Request 003 for IBM Global
  5. P5 License Agreement for Convention Center
9. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1 Approval of Continuing Contract for Structural Engineering
  2. CP3 Approval of Continuing Contract for Castaldi Reporting Experience
  3. CP4 Hurricane Shutter Maintenance and Activation Services
  4. CP5 Approval of New Pre-Qualified Vendors
10. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Christine Stopka
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for The Efficacy Institute, Inc.
  3. CC3 Consultant Contract for Teaching Strategies, Inc.
  4. CC4 Consultant Contract for David Weber of Weber Associates
  5. CC5 Consultant Contract for Assessment Training Institute, Inc.
  6. CC6 Consultant Contract for Teachscape, Inc.
  7. CC7 Consultant Contract for Wilson Language Training
  8. CC8 Consultant Contract for John Enger
  9. CC9 Consultant Contract for Demetrius McCray
  10. CC10 Consultant Contract for Katheryn W. Gemberling
  11. CC11 Consultant Contract for JV Tech, Inc.
  12. CC12 Consultant Contract for Mangco, Inc.
  13. CC13 Consultant Contract for Philip Dvorak
  14. CC14 Consultant Contract for Glass Productions, Inc.
11. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments February 2006
12. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended February 28, 2006
  2. FM2 The Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
13. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation /AF 621656
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /MR 584648
14. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA1-Approval of the Tentative Agreement Between PBCSD and NCF&O

Presentations

  1. Asthma Friendly Schools
  2. Three New Schools Win Design Awards
  3. School Library Media Month April 2006

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board adopt the proclamation recognizing April 2006 as School Library Media Month.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust Week

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board adopt the proclamation proclaiming the week of Sunday, April 23 - Sunday April 30, 2006, as the Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, including the International Day of Remembrance known as Yom Hashoah, April 25.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. Palmetto Elementary and Forest Hill High School-School of Excellence Award
  8. Tools For Success Program
  9. Margarita Pinkos-Presidential Appointment
  10. Administrative Professional's Week

  11. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board adopt the proclamation recognizing April 24-28, 2006 as Administrative Professional's Week.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Tom Lynch
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Andrea Lanao - West Boca High School

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: Natalie Engle; Theo Harris
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: None

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda:

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Consent Agenda as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Commitee Report:

  2. Minutes: Mr. Chiu discussed the items from the last Audit Committee Meeting as follows: High School Audit findings with regard to community use of school facilities; proof of insurance; lease agreements fully executed; undercharge of rentals.

    Night school and Adult Education Audit findings were the same issues.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC) Report:

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the results of their last meeting: All 13 members were in attendance; discussed board items on tonight's agenda and provided input from the committee; staff provided projections of enrollment for the next five years; staff agreed to bring most items to Board Meetings rather than special meetings; discussed sunshine requirements with regard to the committee.

  5. Finance Committee Report: None
  6. Superintendent's Report:

  7. Minutes: The Superintendent recognized Debra Johnson for a recent award and summarized his activities since the last Board Meeting.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Charter Schools

  1. CS1-Approval of Contract Charter for Believers Academy

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Charter Agreement for Believers Academyeffective April 20, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. CS2-Approval of Contract Charter for Riviera Beach Maritime Academy (Viking)

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Charter Agreement for Riviera Beach Maritime Academyeffective April 20, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

2. Personnel
  1. PD3 - Personnel Addendum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Personnel Addendum as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

3. Professional Standards
  1. PS2-PERSONNEL DISCIPLINARY ACTION

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve Barbara J. Buccini's Suspension Without Pay, effective April 20, 2006, and Termination, effective fifteen (15) days after the April 19, 2006, Board Meeting, subject only to appeal under Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, unless a timely request for an administrative hearing is made within the fifteen (15) days stated herein pursuant to Section 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, wherein Ms. Buccini will remain suspended without payment of salary and benefits until final School Board disposition is entered to the administrative hearing proceedings. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC2-Pew Public Education Fund

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Mary and Robert Pew Fund Education Grant to support professional development and a planning process to infuse high-quality curriculum and instructional practices in early childhood development in prekindergarten through third grade in Palm Beach County Public schools at selected elementary schools, effective May 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all related documents and contracts.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. AC4-Pine Jog Environmental Education Center / FAU Partnership Agreement

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the renewal agreement with the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in the amount of $31,000 beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

5. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA2-Approval of the Tentative Agreement Between PBCSD and AESOP

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Tentative Agreement that amends the 2003-2006 Labor Contract between the palm Beach County School District (PBCSD) and the Association of Educational Secretaries and Office Professionals (AESOP). The PBCSD and AESOP have reached Tentative Agreement on non-salary issues for Fiscal Year 2006, and on salary issues effective January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006.  The attached Amendment is to the 2003-2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  AESOP ratified the Tentative Agreement on ___________, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

6. Program Management
  1. PM1 Ed Specs for West Boynton Area Elementary School 03-Z

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Educational Specification for construction of the new West Boynton Area Elementary School (03-Z), and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. PM2 Ed Specs for Hagen Road Elementary

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Educational Specification for the modernization of Hagen Road Elementary and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

7. Real Estate
  1. RE1- New Riviera Beach Area High School

  2. Minutes: For the Record - Dr. Richmond does not approve of above appraised value but will not let it stand in the way of approving this item.

    For the Record - Motion fails by a 4/2 vote due to the need for a super majority vote.


    Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 0.19 acres, more or less, located at 3228 Avenue J, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the Suncoast High School Campus, as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures located on the property to be acquired by the School Board to be unnecessary for educational purposes, surplus and without commercial value; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

    Motion to rescind the previous vote.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 0.19 acres, more or less, located at 3228 Avenue J, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the Suncoast High School Campus, as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures located on the property to be acquired by the School Board to be unnecessary for educational purposes, surplus and without commercial value; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

8. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP2 Approval of Continuing Contract for Survey Engineering

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Continuing Contract for Survey Engineering Consultant Services to SFRN, Inc., Heller-Weaver and Sheremeta, Inc., Adair & Brady, Inc., Keith and Schnars, P.A., Arcadis and Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc. for Survey Engineering on projects that the construction budgets are less than $1,000,000, for studies whereby professional fees do not exceed $50,000, for a period of one (1) year from April 20, 2006 through April 19, 2007.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Abstain
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

9. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC15 Consultant Contract for CRA Inc. to Evaluate Ripple Effects Curriculum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contract with Conflict Resolution Analysis, Inc. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 8:00 p.m.

  2. Minutes: The following members of the public spoke: Gwen Johnson and Darlene Jefferson.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Jump Drives to Teachers - Robinson

  2. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed the technology limitations teachers have and asked that teachers receive jump drives.

    Mr. Moore suggested that this be added to the technology list to be brought back to the Board.

    Mrs. Burdick requested that a higher priority be placed on the technology portion of the budget.

  3. APA Writing Style - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested that the American Psychology Association Writing Style be implemented.

    Ann Killets commented on the positive aspects of this writing style and stated that it is currently being used in grades six through twelve but could be used more.

  5. Anti-Harassment Policy - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested a workshop to discuss the anti-harassment policy.

    Ann Killets added that the solution of "what to do" when we see this harassment needs to be addressed.

    Mr. Williams provided legal feedback regarding the policy.

    Mrs. Burdick encouraged that upcoming training sessions be attended.

  7. Zero Tolerance - Robinson

  8. Minutes: Dr. Robinson again requested that the Board meet with others in the community and other agencies to discuss zero tolerance.

    Dr. Richmond requested that we combine this workshop with the anti-bullying workshop.

    By Board consensus the Board agreed to have this workshop.

  9. Potential Savings on Fuel Costs - Robinson

  10. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed a device which will save on fuel costs.

    Mr. Moore said staff has reviewed this device and has agreed to a pilot program and will bring back an update.

    Mrs. Burdick suggested Mr. Graham work with the county to establish a registry for car pooling. Mr. Graham agreed to work on this issue.

  11. Impact of Natural Disasters on our School Calendar - Burdick

  12. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick discussed the school calendar with regard to make-up days and requested the District work with the Governor to have F-CAT in April or May.

    The Board and Superintendent agreed.

  13. Council of Great City Schools Update - Burdick

  14. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided the Board with an update regarding the Federal Budget.

    Dr. Richmond commented on future cuts of safe school funding and the need to have all safe school funds in Palm Beach County.

    Mrs. Burdick thanked Dr. Johnson and staff for their support and asked the general public for their support.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:25 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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