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Meeting Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2006


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Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem were led by: Lauren Clark from Bak Middle

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Lynch made opening remarks.

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-Articulation Agreement with Health Careers Institute, Inc.
  2. AC2-Affiliation Agreements with Participating Healthcare Agencies
  3. AC3-Cooperative Agreement with Licensed Community Child Care Centers Shell
  4. AC4-Cooperative Agreement with Tequesta HMA. Inc., DBA Sandy Pines
  5. AC5-KIND Foundation Agreement
  6. AC6-Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition - Literacy and Civics
  7. AC7-College Board SpringBoard Agreement
  8. AC8-Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition - Glades Family Literacy
  9. AC9-Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition Outreach Program
  10. AC10-Consider Approval of the Agreement to Provide Law Enforcement Services and Alarm Monitoring
2. Grants
  1. G1-Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant for the Comprehensive Family Literacy Services
  2. G2-Grant Application for Continuation of the Florida Inclusion Network Project Grant
  3. G3-English Literacy and Civics Education Grant I
  4. G4-Florida Learn & Serve Grants
  5. G5-English Literacy and Civics Education Grant II
  6. G6-Geographic Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant
3. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Termination of Corebridge Educational Academy
4. Personnel
  1. PD1-Personnel Agenda
5. Professional Standards
  1. PS1-Personnel Disciplinary Action
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modifications Chart - FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM2 Educational Specification for Spanish River High
  3. PM3 Educational Specification for Wellington Community High
  4. PM6 Educational Specification for Banyan Creek Elementary
7. Real Estate
  1. RE1 Approve Lease Agreement/Classroom Space Osborne Community Center
8. Purchasing
  1. P3 Approve the direct negotiation for Financial Advisor.
  2. P4 Approve Negotiated Agreement for IBM Websphere Portal Pilot Implementation
  3. P5 Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
9. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1-New and Renewal of Prequalifications
  2. CP3-A/E Agmnt for West Boynton Area ES (03-Z)
  3. CP5 Value Engineering and Construction Estimating Services Consultant on Continuing Contract
  4. CP6-Reject all Bids for Fencing
  5. CP8 Reject All Proposals for Construction Testing and Geotechnical Scvs.
  6. CP9-Bid for Debris Clean-up & Removal SCVS.
10. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Lane Carlee'
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for Idea Integration
  3. CC3 Consulting Agreement Plato Consulting, Inc.
11. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments - May 2006
  2. B2 Advertisement of the FY2007 Tentative District Budget
12. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended May 31, 2006
  2. FM2 The Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
13. Insurance
  1. IN2 General Liability /Maureen Irving as parent of Carl Malcolm 703696
  2. IN3 Section 125 Plan Document
  3. IN4 COMMERCIAL CRIME INSURANCE
  4. IN5 Workers' Compensation /LR 134328
  5. IN6 Auto Liability /Claudia Kautz as personal representative of the estate of Diana Kautz 701259

Presentations

  1. School Police Department Reaccredited
  2. "Up From The Muck" By Dr. Effie Grear
  3. Six State Curriculum Presidents
  4. Division of Facilities Management Interns and Sponsors
  5. Riverdeep Donation

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. None

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: None
  3. Agenda Item Speakers:

  4. Minutes: Randee Gabriel; Marjorie Primi; Linda Fleek; Dominique Adriano; Marjorie Primi; Chief Rick Stone.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda:

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

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report:
  2. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC) Report:

  3. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following report from their last meeting:

    CORC has 13 active members with 1 Construction Trades Specialist position to be filled by Dr. Robinson; CORC expressed appreciation for receiving the CORC related items for future board meetings for review as requested; CORC recognized the fine work of Mr. Sanches, the Facilities Organization and all their employees; CORC reviewed and discussed the items on the 7/19/06 School Board Meeting Agenda; CORC received a detailed list of Potential Cost Saving Options from Mr. Sanches and were asked to submit their comments to facilities for review at the next CORC meeting on August 10th.

  4. Finance Committee Report:
  5. ISSOC Report:

  6. Minutes: Randy Coyner presented the following report from the last several meetings:

    The committee has full membership with 13 voting members and 2 non-voting members; attendance has been good; committee meets once per quarter; project status of the 70 projects listed in the referendum; actual sales tax revenues continue to exceed projections; construction inflation continues to be a concern of both committee members and district staff.

  7. Superintendent's Report:

  8. Minutes: The Superintendent outlined sanctions by the State for Districts with Double F schools and other type F school situations; two principals visited China and stated there was a tremendous academic difference in their favor; favorable job fair; impressive housing meeting last week with private and public sector being present to ensure affordable housing is being offered.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-The Florida Educational Equity Act 2005-2006Annual Update

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the District's Florida Educational Equity Act 2005-2006 Annual Update for submission to the Florida Department of Education.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye

2. Personnel
  1. PD2 Personnel Agenda Addendum #1

  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

  3. PD3 Personnel Agenda Addendum #2

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the Personnel Addendum as submitted.-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

3. Program Management
  1. PM1 Educational Specification for C.O. Taylor/Kirklane

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Facility List and Educational Specification for the modernization of CO Taylor/Kirklane Elementary and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-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

    Amended Motion to change the specifications to increase by one of the art and music facilities at Kirklane to accommodate the size of the school died for lack of a second.-0

  3. PM4 Project Modifications for Congress Middle School

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Project Modifications in the amount of $57,135.00 for Congress Middle School, Modernization Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye

  5. PM5 Project Modifications and Final for Santaluces High

  6. Motions:
    Motion to Postpone and bring back at the August 9th Construction Meeting.-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

4. Real Estate
  1. RE-2 FAU & the Mutual Use of Facilities for School 03-Y

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Ground Lease and Cooperative Agreement with FAU reflecting the changes with respect to the mutual use of facilities for Elementary School 03-Y as herein described; and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to sign all other necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Abstain
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye

5. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve Purchase of Tutoring Services

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of RFP 06C-004B to Catapult Learning and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-FAIL
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay

    Motion to Reconsider original recommendation.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye

    I recommend award of RFP 06C-004B to Catapult Learning and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay

  3. P2 Maintenance Agreement with McQuay Services

  4. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the continuation of the maintenance agreement with McQuay Services Air Conditioning for the not-to-exceed amount of $50,000 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-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

6. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP2-CM at Risk Agreement for Pahokee Middle School, Project No: 1771-8382

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Agreement for Construction Management at Risk Services and Preconstruction Phase Fees in the amount of $254,240 to W.G. Mills, Inc. for Pahokee Middle School, Project No. 1771-8382 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye

  3. CP4-CM at Risk Agreement for Summit/Jog Area Elementary School 03-Y

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Agreement for Construction Management at Risk Services and Preconstruction Phase Fees in the amount of $322,185 to James B. Pirtle Construction Co. for Summit/Jog Area ES (03-Y), Project No. 0551-8338 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents.-PASS
    Minutes: Mrs. Burdick stated for the record that the District is not using public school taxes to construct another agency's building. The funding for the FAU building is from the appraised value of the land on which the District will construct a new elementary school.
    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

  5. CP7-Renewal of Commissioning Provider Services

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve renewal for Commissioning Provider Services to Sebesta Blomberg & Associates, Inc. and Hanson Professional Services for a period of one (1) year from July 6, 2006 through July 5, 2007, which is the final year of the contract term in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.-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

7. Insurance
  1. IN1 High School Interscholastic Athletic & Student Catastrophic Accident Insurance

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board purchase High School Interscholastic Athletic Insurance ($836,108) and Student Catastrophic Accident Insurance ($167,222) effective August 1, 2006 to August 1, 2007 from the Monumental Life Insurance Company (General Agent: Bollinger Insurance) for a combined total premium of $1,003,330.-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

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Non-Agenda Speakers:

  2. Minutes: Diane Hanfmann; Larry Pomeranz; Michael Murgio; Kathy Mulford; Rosemary Brown Afari.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Vending Machine and School Cafeteria Contents Audit - Hansen

  2. Minutes: Mr. Hansen requested an audit of the nutritional value of what is in our vending machines and our cafeteria.

    Dr. Johnson and Dr. Benaim agreed that this "inventory" or "rating" would not be considered an audit since the handling of funds is not the issue.

    Mrs. Burdick referred to our Wellness Policy and discussed the implementation of the committee.

    Dr. Johnson stated he would have a survey done regarding contents of vending machines and report the results back to the Board.

    Dr. Robinson would like the results to show nutritional value.

    Mr. Lynch suggested establishing the committee and a criteria for this survey before school starts if possible.

  3. Best Practices & Teacher Recruitment/Retention - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested the Board have a comprehensive discussion of the best practices as well as teacher recruitment and retention. Dr. Robinson would like all available data on teacher turnover and everything that goes under that umbrella presented at this meeting.

    Mr. Lynch referred to the housing issue and the need for this to be a part of the discussion.

    Dr. Richmond would like to see how many remain from the "Grow Our Own" Program.

    Board Members agreed to have this workshop.


  5. Local History Education - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson referred to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post and would like to see local history education in our schools.

    Ms. Killets agreed and stated staff is currently working toward this.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:30 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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