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Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006


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Call to Order

  1. Time: 5:18 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were led by: Mr. Lynch

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Lynch made welcoming remarks regarding the Superintendent's salary increase and contract extensi

Approve Board Minutes

  1. Approval of Board Minutes - None

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

  1. None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-Out of county Field Trip Request for Gold Coast
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-National Academy Foundation Membership Agreement
  2. AC2-Amendment to Early Childhood Cluster Initiative Program (ECCI) Agreement
  3. AC3-Cooperative Agreement with The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.
  4. AC4-Cooperative Agreement with Tequesta HMA, Inc., DBA Sandy Pines
3. Grants
  1. G2-Reading First Continuance Grant for Phase II Schools
  2. G3-Just Read, Florida! Summer Teacher Academy Start-Up Funds
  3. G5-Prime Time Palm Beach County Grant for Community Middle School After-School Newspaper Project
  4. G6-Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Service Learning Projects Grant
  5. G7-Prime Time Palm Beach County Summer Camps Grant for Bear Lakes and Lake Shore Middle Schools
  6. G8-Pew Public Education Fund Grant for Single School Culture for Academics
  7. G9-Consider Acceptance of a Grant for $50,250.00 from the Florida Department of Education for Commun
4. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Public Charter Schools Federal Grant Program 2006-2009 Planning, Program and Initial Implementat
  2. CS2-Contract for The Palm Beach Academy for Learning
  3. CS3-Contract for Life Skills Center - Glades Area
5. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
  2. T2 Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority
6. Personnel
  1. PD1 - Personnel Agenda
7. Planning
  1. PL1 - Approval of final plat forthe new Atlantic High School Site.
8. Program Management
  1. Project Modifications Chart - FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Educational Specification for Allamanda
  3. PM2 Educational Specification for Forest Park Elementary
  4. PM3 Project Modifications for Forest Hill Community High
  5. PM4 Project Modifications for Don Estridge
  6. PM5 Project Modifications for Jerry Thomas Elementary
9. Purchasing
  1. P2 Maintenance and Technical Support from School Link Technologies, Inc.
  2. P3 RFP 03C-016B for Child / Adolescent Psychiatric Services
  3. P5 Renewal of Agreement with RFP Depot. LLC
  4. P6 RFP 06C-002R for Cellular Phones & Services
  5. P7 RFP 03C-022H for Legal Services
  6. P9 RFP 03C-015B Speech & Language Therapy Services
  7. P10 RFP 03C-020M for Investment Advisory Services
  8. P12 Renewal of RFP 02C-007S for Banking Services
10. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1 Approval of New and Renewal Pre-Qualified Vendors
11. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for DKH Consulting Services, Inc.
  2. CC4 Consultant Contract for Institute for School Innovation
  3. CC5 Consultant Contract for Jerry L. Blanton
  4. CC6 Approve Amendment for Jorge Maldonado
  5. CC8 Consultant Contract for Lynn University, Inc.
  6. CC10 Consultant Contract for William C. Hazelton, Jr.
12. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments March 2006
13. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Single Audit Report for FY 2005
  2. FM2 The Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
  3. FM3 Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended March 31, 2006
14. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation /RP 417493
  2. IN2 Auto Liability /Jeffrey Schwarz 703457
  3. IN3 Workers' Compensation /MG 548322
15. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA1-MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CTA AND PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
  2. LA2-CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Presentations

  1. Parent Leadership Council
  2. Haitian Heritage Month
  3. Pat Oliphant Memorial Student Technology Service Scholarships
  4. Sheri Predmore-Palm Beach County Teacher Of The Year
  5. International Science and Engineering Fair Winners
  6. Dreyfoos Speech and Debate Team Wins National Honor

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. None

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: Shelley Vana
  2. Delegation Speakers: Shelley Gottsagen
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: Jan Porter

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda

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

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee:

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented her report on the following items from the last meeting: internal audits; 2006 Legislature House Bill regarding Charter Schools; and thanked several staff members for their hard work on the charter school issues.

    Mrs. Burdick, on behalf of the Board, thanked Cindy Adair for her leadership and hard work.

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

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the CORC report from the last meeting as follows: Membership of 13 active members with 1 opening for a Construction Trades Specialist position; review and comments of several agenda items; presentation of the MWBE and SBE policy updates; status update of Turner Construction close-out efforts; 2007-2011 Five Year Plan efforts; received overview of the Facilities Department Commissioning Program.

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

  7. Minutes: The Superintendent presented his report.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G1-Reading First Continuance Grant for Phase I Schools

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Reading First Phase I Continuance Grant in the amount of $1,989,520 to provide funding for the existing Reading First coaches at 21 schools and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to the grant which are required for implementation of the grant activities for FY07 beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. G4-Partnerships in Character Education

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board consider approval of the submission of a Partnerships in Character Education Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Education for $2,000,000, effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2010, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to the grant which are required for implementation of the grant activities.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

2. Personnel
  1. PD2 - Personnel Addendum

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

  3. PD3 - Personnel Addendum

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

3. Professional Standards
  1. PS1-PERSONNEL DISCIPLINARY ACTION

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve Rutha G. Scott's Suspension Without Pay, effective May 18, 2006, and Termination, effective fifteen (15) days after the May 17, 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. Scott 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: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC5 - Statement of Work Between The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and The Princeton Rev

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Statement of Work Between the School Board of Palm Beach County and The Princeton Review at a cost of $9,100.00 to the District.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Not Present

5. Real Estate
  1. RE1 03-OOO New Greater West Palm Beach/Lake Worth High School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract and Addendum for acquisition of improved and vacant parcels of land containing approximately 36.94 acres, more or less, located South of Lake Worth Road on East side of Lyons Road, 4906 Lyons Road & 4960 Polo Club Road South, Unincorporated Palm Beach County, which properties shall be designated for the New Greater West Palm Beach/Lake Worth High School (03-OOO) as herein described; approve a Post Closing  Occupancy Agreement; approve a Resolution declaring structure(s) 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: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. RE2 03-OOO New Greater West Palm Beach/Lake Worth High School

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract and Addendum for acquisition of improved and vacant parcels of land containing approximately 9.74 acres, more or less, located South of Lake Worth Road on East side of Lyons Road, Unincorporated Palm Beach County, which properties shall be designated for the New Greater West Palm Beach/Lake Worth High School (03-OOO) as herein described; approve a Post Closing Occupancy Agreement; approve a Resolution declaring structure(s) 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: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. RE3 New Riviera Beach Area High School

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 7,200 square feet, more or less, located at 3201 Avenue I, 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: Bill Graham
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

6. Purchasing
  1. P1 Equipment and Software from School Link Technologies, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the purchase of new equipment and software from School Link Technologies, Inc. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. P4 Transportation of Special Needs Students

  4. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the negotiated agreements with various vendors for the transportation of special needs / disabled students and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-0

    To a time certain of May 31, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. P8 Athletic Trainers for FY 07

  6. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the standard contract for Certified Athletic Trainers for the FY 07 school year and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-0

    To a time certain of May 31, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. P11 Art / History Social Studies Program

  8. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the purchase of the comprehensive instructional history /art project from Art In History and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.  -0

    To a time certain of May 31, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

7. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC2 Approve Amendment for New Dimensions Technology Corp.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contract amendment with New Dimensions Technology Corp. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. CC3 Consultant Contract for Sharon Koskoff

  4. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contracts with Sharon Koskoff and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. CC7 Consultant Contract for Cognos Corporation

  6. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contract with Cognos Corporation and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. CC9 Consultant Contract for The Law Firm of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler

  8. Motions:
    I recommend approval of Amendment 3 with The Law Firm of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Not Present
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain (8:00 p.m.):

  2. Minutes: Gwen Johnson; Tom Labasz; Darlene Staley; Maude Ford Lee; Dianna Phelps; Lorraine Garcia; Beverly Bell-Proffett.

Board Discussion Item

  1. African and African American Curriculum Summer Institute - Robinson

  2. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed the summer institute and program and encouraged everyone to attend.

  3. Vocational Training in Alternative Education Schools - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested a workshop regarding vocational training in the alternative education schools and Dr. Johnson suggested that career training programs be put in the communities of need.

    Dr. Richmond agreed that the students in alternative education schools need career training.

    Dr. Robinson discussed a career wheel and how career academies could be used to assist with this goal.

  5. Internet/Computer System Security - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson suggested a future workshop for internet/computer security and the need to change passwords.

    Dr. Richmond agreed that the password method works well at the college.

    Mr. Moore described the current security measures and future security measures.

  7. South Florida Science Museum - Bill Graham

  8. Minutes: Mr. Graham requested support to adopt a resolution to adopt a public campaign to support the South Florida Science Museum and encourage the Public Affairs Department to get the word out.

  9. FEN / FSBA Legislative Briefing: HB 135 Schools of Excellence - Burdick

  10. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided a legislative update regarding House Bill 135 regarding Charter Schools and Schools of Excellence. Mrs. Burdick continued by asking for support to veto this bill.

    Board concensus to send a letter for veto consideration.

  11. Call to Action: Castle Amendment - Burdick

  12. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided an update on the Call to Action with regard to the Castle Amendment.

    Board Members agreed to have staff send a letter on the Board's behalf or Dr. Johnson suggested using the phone call out system for a Call to Action.

    Dr. Johnson agreed to call Vern Crawford for suggestions of how to handle due to time constraints.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:45 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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