E-Agenda: Paperless Meeting System
Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2005


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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: Mr. Lynch

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Lynch made opening comments and wished everyone a happy and healthy holiday season and new year.

Approve Board Minutes

  1. Board Meeting Minutes

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Board Meeting Minutes of 11/22/05 entitled Reorganization Meeting.-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

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

  1. None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-FY2006 School Advisory Council Membership Report
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Rate Agreement Extension with Family Central, Inc. for Subsidized Childcare
  2. AC2-Amendment to the Early Learning Coalition Rate Agreement
  3. AC-5 Agreement with the Prevention Partnerships for Children, Inc.
  4. AC6 Cooperative Agreement with Carlton Palms Education Center, Inc.
3. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
4. Program Management
  1. PM2 Project Modifications for Congress Middle
  2. PM4 Retainage for J.C. Mitchell Elementary
  3. PM5 Retainage Meadow Park Elementary
  4. PM6 Retainage for S.D. Spady Elementary
  5. PM12 Retainage from 10% to 2% for Hidden Oaks
5. Real Estate
  1. RE1 - Utility Easement Deed for J.C. Mitchell Elementary
6. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve Amendment to Computer Associates
7. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1 Approval of Continuing Contract for M/E Consultant Svcs.
8. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC2 Silvia Padilla
  2. CC3 Lois D. Biddix
  3. CC4 Ronald F. Hughes, Jr.
  4. CC5 Conflict Resolution Analysis, Inc.
9. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments October 2005
10. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
  2. FM2 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report June 30, 2005
  3. FM3 KPMG Management Letter for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2005
  4. FM4 Superintendents Annual Financial Report June 30, 2005 (Revised)
  5. FM5 October 2005 Monthly Financial Statements
  6. FM6 First Quarter Interim Financial Statements
11. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation /MP 117520
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /RC 120430
  3. IN3 Workers' Compensation /HL 418125
  4. IN4 Flood Insurance
  5. IN5 Boiler & Machinery Insurance

Presentations

  1. Hotel & Lodging Scholarship Awards
  2. 50th Anniversary of Professional Organization of Teachers
  3. Career Academy Video "Building Futures Together"
  4. Junior Achievement/The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation
  5. South Florida Fair Partnership

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. The Student Representative presented a brief update of their last meeting.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials

  2. Minutes: The following elected officials addressed the Board: Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell; Commissioner Ike Robinson; Commissioner Addie Green.

  3. Delegation Speakers

  4. Minutes: The following delegation speaker addressed the Board: Theo Harris

  5. Agenda Item Speakers

  6. Minutes: The following agenda item speakers addressed the Board: Ron Schoka; Michelle Andrewin; Linda Gonzalez; and Mike Donahue.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approval of Consent Agenda

  2. Minutes: Following the vote on the consent agenda the following occured:

    Motion to Rescind Consent Agenda - On motion of Burdick/Hansen, the Board unanimously approved (6/0 with Graham out of the room) to rescind the consent agenda and take item PM10 out of consent and move it to new business.




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

Committee Report

  1. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC)

  2. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following report from the last CORC Meeting: vacancies on CORC which need to be addressed by Board Members; discussed individual agenda items for this Board Meeting and provided input; Turner Construction closing in February; Park Vista outstanding punch list for football field; reviewed draft of Construction Project Retainage Policy.

  3. Audit Committee Report

  4. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented an Audit Committee Report from their last meeting: Reviewed the contract for pre-qualification of CPA Firms; Internal Funds Audit results are currently being reviewed and worked on; Update of CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Rport) by KPMG will return at future meeting; Charter School update.

  5. Finance Committe Report - None
  6. Superintendent's Report

  7. Minutes: Dr. Johnson presented the following Superintendent's Report: update on Career Academies and announced that Palm Beach County has five high school career academies receiving a prestigious award from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Unfinished Business

  1. UB1 Demolition of Buildings for Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

  2. Motions:
    I recommended the School Board approve the demolition of Buildings #11, #12, #13, and #14 at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School, in accordance with the applicable Charter School District Waiver.  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      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. UB2 Demolition of Buildings for Westward Elementary

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the demolition of Buildings #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #9 at Westward Elementary School, in Accordance with the applicable Charter School District Waiver, and the revised Castaldi dated January 20, 2005.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. LR1 Renew Retainer of Dr. Randall Burks, Esquire

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board renew its retainer of Dr. Randall Burks, Esquire, as legal consultant in appellate practice, administrative law, regulatory compliance, and governance through December 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-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. LR2 Approve Final Order Re: Curtis Sherrod

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Final Order for  School Board of Palm Beach County v. Curtis Sherrod, a copy of which is attached hereto, and authorize the execution of all related documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS2-Wellington Community High School Choir (Impressions) Fieldtrip to Athens, Greece

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve this request for the Wellington Community High School Choir, IMPRESSIONS, to travel to Athens, Greece. The primary purpose of this trip is an educational one which will provide the students an opportunity to perform a series of concerts in Athens, Greece. The choir members will gain knowledge of another country, its architecture, historical landmarks, language, art museums, folkways and mores and its contribution to music.   -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-Aye

2. Grants
  1. G1-Education Foundation Grant

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the grant from the Education Foundation for the amount of $187,500 effective December 15, 2005 through December 31, 2006.  This grant will provide funding for each high school to tutor students who have taken the FCAT one or more times and not received a passing score of 300 on the reading and/or mathematics sections.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      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

3. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Charter for Biotech Learning Center Charter School, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Charter for Biotech Learning Center Charter School, Inc., effective December 15, 2005, through June 30, 2008 with the following provisions: 1.  The school will submit their application for the Implementation Grant in a timely manner to the Florida Department of Education.2.  The school will defer their opening until the FY 2006-2007 school year. -0

    Motion to postpone one month and have a geographic location included in documentation.-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

  3. CS2-Consider Approval of four new Charter Applications

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the applications for three new Charter Schools, effective December 14, 2005.-0

    Motion to postpone one month.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Personnel
  1. PD2 Personnel Agenda Addendum #1

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

  3. PD3 Personnel Agenda Addendum #2

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the Personnel Agenda Addendum.-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

5. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC3-Settlement Agreement and Release and Conversion Contract for Delray Boynton Academy

  2. Motions:
    I  recommend that the School Board approve the Settlement Agreement and Release and the Contract with the Delray Boynton Academy to provide services to middle school students who require Alternative Education effective upon signing by both parties and to cover a term of two (2) years commencing on December 15, 2005 and ending on June 30, 2007 except as otherwise provided in their Contract.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. AC4-Settlement Agreement and Release and Conversion Contract for Riviera Beach Academy

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Settlement Agreement and Release and the Contract with the Riviera Beach Academy to provide services to middle school students who require Alternative Education effective upon signing by both parties and to cover a term of two (2) years commencing on December 15, 2005 and ending on June 30, 2007 except as otherwise provided in their Contract.-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. AC7 Addendum to Contract with Whitehat Management/Grade 9 Acceleration Program for Multiple-Retained

  6. Minutes: Mr. Lynch stated for the record that AC7, AC8 and AC9 were added to the agenda as emergency items since the program being voted on begins in January and there is no other Board Meeting until the middle of January. This item was discussed at a December 7, 2005 Workshop.


    Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the addendum to the existing contract between the School District of Palm Beach County and Whitehat Management for the provision of the Grade 9 Acceleration Program to be offered at John F. Kennedy Middle School and Lake Shore Middle School, effective January 9, 2006 through June 30, 2006, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to this addendum to the contract.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. AC8 Grade 9 Acceleration Program for Middle School Multiple-Retained Students

  8. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the program proposal for the Grade 9 Acceleration Program to be implemented at John F. Kennedy Middle School and Lake Shore Middle School, effective January 9, 2006 through June 30, 2006 and that the program be included in the Department of Educational Alternatives Programs and Procedures Manual.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  9. AC9 Amendment to the SY2006 Middle School Student Progression Plan

  10. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the amendament to the SY2006 Middle School Student Progression Plan effective January 6, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

6. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA1 Agreement between the Palm Beach County School District and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teac

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board of Palm Beach County approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palm Beach County School District and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association that establishes the Instructional Performance Pay Plan for school year 2004-2005 and thereafter.  -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

7. Program Management
  1. PM1 Project Modifications for Bak Middle School of the Arts

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Project Modifications in the amount of $342,537.50, for Bak Middle School of the Arts, Auditorium Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. PM3 Project Modifications for Coral Reef Elementary

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board ratify Project Modifications in the amount of $158,137.00 for Coral Reef Elementary School, Class Size Reduction Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. PM7 Retainage for Seminole Ridge High

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Reduction of Retainage from 5% to 1% for Seminole Ridge High School (02-NNN), Construction Management at Risk Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract 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-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. PM8 Retainage for Seminole Ridge High

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Reduction of Retainage from 10% to 1% for Seminole Ridge High School (02-NNN), Building #7 Build-out Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract 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-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye

  9. PM9 Project Modifications for Indian Pines Elementary

  10. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Project Modifications in the amount of $20,216.00 for Indian Pines Elementary School, Classroom Addition Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.  -0

    Amended motion not to exceed $20,216.00.-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

    The main motion as amended was unanimously approved.-0

  11. PM10 Project Modifications for Limestone Creek

  12. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Project Modifications in the amount of $84,291.00 for Limestone Creek Elementary School, Classroom Addition Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.  -0

    Amended motion not to exceed $84,291.00.-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

    Main motion as ameded was unanimously approved.-0

  13. PM11 Project Modifications for West Boca Community High

  14. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board ratify Project Modifications in the amount of $570,723.00 for West Boca Community High School (01-LLL), Building #12 Build-out Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

8. Purchasing
  1. P2 Agreement with Time Link International Corporation

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Master Agreement with Time Link International Corporation for Time Clocks and related software and services and authorize the Board Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related 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
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. P3 Agreement with Perfect Commerce

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Master Services Agreement with Perfect Commerce for Managed Content Services and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related documents.-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

9. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contracts with Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc., and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

10. Insurance
  1. IN6 PROPERTY INSURANCE

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the purchase of property insurance effective December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006 at a premium cost not to exceed $9.4 million.-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. IN7 Contingency Commission Settlement with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Contingency Commission Settlement Agreement with our Broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Company (AJG) for $7,842.37 to be returned to the District.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Nay

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 8:00 p.m.

  2. Minutes: The following members of the audience addressed the Board: Gary Mitten; Jan Porter; Stuart Bailey.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Smoking Prevention Education - Robinson
  2. Student Suspension Policy - Robinson

  3. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed the student suspension policy and Dr. Johnson stated this policy is coming back to the Board in February for approval.

Adjourn

  1. Time - 8:45 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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