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Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006


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Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem - Seminole Ridge High School Chorus

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Lynch made opening remarks

  2. Minutes: Mr. Lynch thanked the United Way for their early childhood work; thanked Head Start and Palm Beach County for their work with three and four year old children; thanked the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office for their efforts with truancy issues.

Approve Board Minutes

  1. Board Minutes - None

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

  1. None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Agreements/Contracts

  1. AC1-Consider approval of the purchase of the Project CHILD Program for Highland Elementary School
  2. AC3-Affiliation Agreements with Participating Heath Care Agencies
  3. AC4-Contract to Provide QIS Coaching/Technical Assistance
  4. AC5-Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Agreement
  5. AC6-Agreement with United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  6. AC7-Amendment to an existing agreement with Palm Publishing, LLC.
  7. AC8-Consider Approval of the Agmt to Provide Law Enforcement Svcs and Alarm Monitoring to the South
  8. AC9-Agreement with Discover Palm Beach County, Inc., and ARAMARK, Inc.
  9. AC10-Consider Approval of the Law Enforcement Svc Agmt Between the School District and White Hat Lif
  10. AC11-Resolution #1 to the Agreement with Palm Beach County for Funding After School Recreation Progr
2. Grants
  1. G2-Continuation Funding for the Voluntary Public School Choice Mentor District Project Grant
  2. G3-Consider Acceptance of a Grant from the U.S. Dept of Justice for Gang Intelligence
  3. G4-Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Services Grant
  4. G5-Learning for Life Grant Application
  5. G6 - Grant Project and Funding for the Lake Park Safety Patrol Community Leadership Development Prog
3. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Second Amendment Re: Termination of Academy of Creative Education
4. Transportation
  1. T-1 Consider Disposal of Salvage and Surplus Vehicles
  2. T-2 Consider Transfer of Surplus Vehicles for Charter School
  3. T-3 Consider Transfer of Surplus School Buses to Charter School
  4. T4 Contracted Individual Transportation
5. Personnel
  1. PD1-Personnel Agenda
  2. PD2- Master Inservice Plan
6. Planning
  1. PL1 Interlocal Agreement Between the School Board and the City of Boca Raton
7. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart – FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM2 Educational Specification for H.L. Johnson Elementary
  3. PM3 Educational Specification for Roosevelt Middle
  4. PM4 Educational Specification for Wellington Elementary
  5. PM5 Project Modifications for Jerry Thomas Elementary
  6. PM6 Project Modifications for Jerry Thomas Re-roofing
  7. PM7 Project Modifications for John F. Kennedy Middle
  8. PM8 Project Modifications for Limestone Creek Elementary
  9. PM9 Project Modifications for Panther Run Elementary
  10. PM10 Project Modifications for Boca Raton Community High
  11. PM11 Project Modifications for Wellington Area Middle
  12. PM12 Project Modifications for Citrus Cove Elementary
8. Real Estate
  1. RE-4 Berkshire Elementary
9. Purchasing
  1. P1 Palm Beach Convention Center
  2. P2 Consider Approval of a Grant Purchase for School Resource Officer Training
  3. P4 RFP 06C-005N Asbestos Abatement Services
10. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1-A/E Agmnt for Banyan Creek ES
  2. CP2-Renewal of Prequalifications
  3. CP4 Additional Expenditure for Threshold Services
  4. CP5 Additional Expenditure for Architectural Services
11. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Ralph J. Milone
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc.
  3. CC3 Consultant Contract for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc.
  4. CC4 Consultant Contract for Wilson Language Training
  5. CC6 Consultant Contract for Clara L. Carter
  6. CC7 Consultant Contract for Alan Samet
  7. CC8 Consultant Contract for John N. Hadley
  8. CC9 Consultant Contract for The Efficacy Institute
  9. CC10 Consultant Contract for C.R. Analysis, Inc
  10. CC11 Consultant Contract for James P. Brown
  11. CC12 Consultant Contract for PC Tech-Knowlogy, Inc.
  12. CC13 Consultant Contract for Smile Youth Services, Inc.
12. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Disposition of Tangible Personal Property
  2. FM2 Consider Approval to Submit the District's Self-Assessment of the Safety and Security Best Pract
13. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation /RT 125675
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /MV 126462
  3. IN3 Workers' Compensation /EH 415879

Presentations

  1. Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board declare September 15-October 15, 2006 as Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month and showcase the unique diversity of the Hispanic culture and contributions.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      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. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Month

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board adopt the proclamation recognizing September, 2006 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Month.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      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. School Food Service Wins Best Practice Award
  6. Palm Beach County Students To Be Presented With Outstanding Achievement Awards And Scholarships

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Introduction of Co-Student Government Representatives from Boca Raton High School

  2. Minutes: Dominique Howard and Sara Alenkar

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: Sharon Munley; Theo Harris
  3. Agenda Speakers: Rev. Harris; Gary Mitten; Allan Rubin; John Little

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: Debra Robinson
      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 Report:

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented the following report from the last Audit Committee Meeting: Improvements from 04-05; Management Letter will be presented at the next meeting; KPMG Audit update; and ERP Implementation procedures.

  3. Proposal for Independent Auditing Services

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve hiring Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. to perform a financial and compliance audit of Survivors West Palm Beach and Survivors Boynton Beach (Charter Schools).-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. Construction Oversight and Review Committee Report (CORC):

  6. Minutes: Michael Gelfand presented a report from the last Constuction Oversight and Review Committee (report is an attachment to this item).

  7. Finance Committee Report: None
  8. Superintendent's Report:

  9. Minutes: Dr. Johnson outlined several high performing schools in Palm Beach County and announced that he visited the county council and tourism convention center where several academies were also attending.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G1-Adult with Disabilities Grant

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the continuation of the Adults with Disabilities competitive grant in the amount of $1,508,606 effective September 21, 2006 to June 30, 2007 and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to the grant which are required for implementation of grant activities.-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

2. Personnel
  1. PD3 - Personnel Addendum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Personnel Addendum as submitted.-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

  3. PD4 - Personnel Addendum

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

3. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC2-Renewal of the Contract with the Board of County Commissioners for DFSC Head Start

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the renewal of the contract with the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners for continuation of the Head Start Delegate Agency at Delray Full Service Center in the amount of $1,075,528 effective October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007, 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-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Real Estate
  1. RE-1 New Suncoast High School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved property containing 1.79 acres, more or less, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the J.F. Kennedy Middle School campus for the new Suncoast High School campus as herein described; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. RE-2 New Suncoast High School

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved property and vacant property containing 8,800sf, more or less, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Middle School campus for the new Suncoast High School campus as herein described; 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-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. RE-3 New Suncoast High School

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved property containing 7,200sf, more or less, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Middle School campus for the New Suncoast High School campus as herein described; 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: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. RE-5 New Suncoast High School

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve a Resolution authorizing the acquisition of certain real property consisting of 13.805 acres more or less, through eminent domain proceedings, for the New Suncoast High School authorizing the Legal Department to hire an eminent domain attorney; 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 authorizing the Chairman and Superintendent to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  9. RE-6 Riviera Beach Area High School (02-MMM)

  10. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve a Resolution authorizing the acquisition of certain real property consisting of 0.02 acres more or less, through eminent domain proceedings, for the New Riviera Beach Area High School; authorizing the Legal Department to hire an eminent domain attorney; 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 authorizing the Chairman and Superintendent to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

5. Purchasing
  1. P3 RFP 05C-006N Professional Development Regarding the Root Causes of Racism

  2. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the renewal of RFP 05C-006N for Professional Development Regarding the Root Causes of Racism  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

6. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP3 Additional Expenditure for Survey Services

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the recommendation for Additional expenditure for Survey Consultants Services on Continuing contract with SFRN, Inc., Heller-Weaver and Sheremeta, Inc., Adair & Brady, Inc., Keith and Schnars, P.A., Arcadis and Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Abstain
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

7. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC5 Consultant Contract for Nova Southeastern University

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contract with Nova Southeastern University, for $70,500.00, effective September 21, 2006 through June 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-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

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 8:00 p.m. (or earlier depending upon conclusion of the meeting).

  2. Minutes: The following members of the public addressed the Boards: Karen Schultz; Curtis Sherrod; Jan Porter; Diane Hanfmann; Hillary Hyslope; Gregory Montafvo; Frank Peterson; Rev. Andrew Berry; Rev. Harris; Larry Hood; Robbie Littles.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Scheduling of School Lunches - Richmond

  2. Minutes: Dr. Richmond referred to Policy 1.11 entitled "Wellness Promotion" and questioned if schools need any assistance to be able to meet this Policy. Issues discussed were lunch times, number of students in the cafeteria and seating arrangements.

    Dr. Johnson updated the Board regarding block scheduling for lunches.

    Mrs. Burdick requested the Superintendent receive input from the Principals regarding extending lunch time.

  3. Veteran's Day Essay Contest - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested that the district support the Veteran's Day Essay Contest by asking staff to participate and providing publicity for this event.

    Board Members expressed interest in supporting this contest.

  5. FSBA State Charter Commission - Graham

  6. Minutes: Mr. Graham referred to an article on-line which updates the Board on the FSBA State Charter Commission and Dr. Johnson also provided a summary from a recent meeting on this issue.

    The Superintendent stated that he will bring forth a recommendation to support this issue.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 8:00 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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