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Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006


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Call to Order

  1. Time: 5:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. National Anthem and Pledge of Allegience

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. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-Suncoast Community High School Band Participates in New Year's Day Parade in London, England
  2. CLS-2William T. Dwyer High School Spanish Club Field Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico
  3. CLS3-Wellington Community High School Choir (Impressions) Trip to Glasgow, Scotland
2. Grants
  1. G1-Florida SUCCEED - Career Path Grant
  2. G2-Mini-grant for Cultural Arts Program at Palm Beach Public School
3. Personnel
  1. PD1-Personnel Agenda
  2. PD2 - Job Descriptions
4. Real Estate
  1. RE2- Adopt a Resolution Authorizing a Corrective Deed & Corrective Perpetual Easement/Florida D.O.T.
  2. RE3- Approve Amendment No. 2 Interlocal Agreement Seacrest Campus.
  3. RE4- Approve the First Amendment of the Lease Agreement between P.B.C. & S.D.P.B.C.
5. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve the renewal of RFP 03C-023B for Medicaid Reimbursement
  2. P2 Approve the extension of 03C-002B RFP for Advertising District-Wide Adult and Community
  3. P3 Approve the renewal of RFP 04C-004B for Printing Services
  4. P4 Approve the Repair of heavy duty Rotary Lifts at Transportation Compounds
6. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for Hagen Road ES
  2. CP2-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for Royal Palm School
  3. CP3-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for West Boynton Area ES (03-Z)
  4. CP4 Amend the CM Agreement for D.D. Eisenhower ES
  5. CP5-New and Renewal of Prequalifications
7. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Florida Atlantic University
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc.
  3. CC3 Consultant Contract for Smile Youth Services, Inc. Writing Program
  4. CC4 Consultant Contract for Ronald F. Hughes, Jr.
  5. CC5 Consultant Contract for Philip Dvorak

Presentations

  1. Council For Exceptional Children Honorees
  2. Book By Students at Boca Raton Middle School
  3. National School Bus Safety Week

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims the week of October 15-21, 2006 as Florida School Bus Safety Week and encourages all Floridians to keep a watchful eye for students going to and from school, and reminds motorists to take extra precautions around students.-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

  5. Discover Afterschool

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims October 12, 2006, as Discover Afterschool! Day and commits this District to engage in innovative afterschool programs and activities to ensure our children and youth have access to affordable, high quality afterschool programs during non-school hours.-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

  7. National Multicultural Diversity Day

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims  Monday October 16, 2006, as National Multicultural Diversity Day.-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

  9. America's Safe Schools Week

  10. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County adopt the proclamation proclaiming October 15 -21, 2006, as America's Safe Schools Week so that we may enthusiastically work together to make our schools safe, secure and peaceful places for learning, teaching and working, free of drugs, alcohol, weapons, and fear.-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

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Sara Alencar from Boca Raton High School thanked Dr. Johnson for attending thier last meeting.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials - None
  2. Delegations - Sharon Munley
  3. Agenda Item Speakers - Rev. Harris

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Consent Agenda 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-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report:

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair discussed the following issues from the last Audit Committee Meeting: Reviewed audit findings of new areas.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee Report:

  4. Minutes: Mr. Sanches reported that all Board Agenda items brought to CORC were approved and discussed the new program to assist architects.

  5. Independent Sales Surtax Oversight Committee Report:

  6. Minutes: George Elmore discussed the following items from the last ISSOC meeting: Committee meetings continue to occur once per quarter; project status of the 70 projects listed in the referendum; actual sales tax revenues continue to exceed projections; construction inflation is of concern and is being monitored; and the possibility of postponing the opening of the new Royal Palm Beach Area Elementary School due to the housing market and enrollment decline.

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

  9. Minutes: The Superintendent stressed the importance of school safety due to the recent school issues; recognized this as Mr. Lynch's last Board Meeting,outlined his accomplishments for the School District and presented him with a plaque.

Unfinished Business

  1. UB1 Generic Educational Specifications

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Generic Educational Specifications for Elementary, Middle and High Schools and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      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. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Personnel

  1. PD3 - Personnel Addendum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School 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

2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Agreement between the Palm Beach County School District and Florida Atlantic University

  2. Motions:
    Consider approval of the Agreement for Accelerated Induction into Teaching (AIT) Program between the School District of Palm Beach County and Florida Atlantic University effective October 19, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Not Present
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

3. Real Estate
  1. RE1- New Suncoast High School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract and Addendum for acquisition of an improved property containing 7,500sf, more or less, Riviera Beach for the New Suncoast High School campus 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: Sandra Richmond
      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. RE5- New Riviera Beach Area High School

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of imed parcels of land containing 1.16 acres, more or less, Riviera Beach for the New Riviera Beach Area High School Campus (02-MMM), 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: Sandra Richmond
      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. RE6- New Riviera Beach Area High School

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition  of vacant and improved parcels of land containing 1.51 acres more or less, Riviera Beach for the New Riviera Beach Area High School Campus (02-MMM), 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: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      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 End of the Meeting (whichever occurs first)

  2. Minutes: The following members of the audience addressed the Board: Gerald Straub, Diane Hanfmann, Larry Pomeranz, Maria Nichols, Carla Betanzo, James Hamilton, Bill Sotzing, Barbara Soustek, Kathleen Schoenberg, Amanda Qualls, Katrina Ginnochio, Dr. Sckoka, Gerald Wolfe.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Take Home Books - Robinson

  2. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested information from the Superintendent and/or staff regarding students taking books home.

    Dr. Johnson stated several reasons that the books remain in the class.

    Dr. Robinson suggested putting books on ed-line and requested the Superintendent discuss with the Principals different options for students to allow them to bring books home.

  3. Inclusion Plan - Richmond

  4. Minutes: Dr. Richmond requested that all Board Members review the improved Inclusion Plan which is extremely impressive and requested a workshop with the Board to go over the new Inclusion Plan.

    Mrs. Burdick requested that all Board Members receive a copy.

  5. Legislative Proposal re: Reading - Richmond

  6. Minutes: Dr. Richmond requested a staff member come forward for dialogue with the Board to possibly develop language for a Legislative Proposal regarding intensive reading which is an unfunded mandate.

    Dr. Benaim would like to endorse a program which can assist students with reading in a more interesting and creative way rather than the intensive reading class offered today.

    Mr. Graham suggested this be discussed in a future academic workhshop.

  7. Further Technology for Teachers - Hansen

  8. Minutes: Mr. Hansen suggested lap top computers be provided to teachers.

    Dr. Johnson stated that the District is working toward a more computerized goal for the schools.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:25 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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