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Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2006


spacer graphic spacer graphic spacer graphic spacer graphic PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem: North Grade Elementary School Chorus

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Graham made opening remarks and welcomed everyone.

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-FY2007 School Advisory Council Membership Report
  2. CLS3-Approval of the 2007 Adult Education Registration Fees
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Affiliation Agreements with Participating Healthcare Agencies
  2. AC2-11th Amendment to the Agreement between SDPBC and the Health Care District
  3. AC3-Agreement between the SDPBC and Boca Raton Community Hospital
  4. AC4-Cooperative Agreement with SP Behavioral, LLC, dba Sandy Pines
  5. AC5-Agreement between the SDPBC and Jupiter Medical Center
  6. AC9-Interagency Agreement with Board of County Commissioners for DFSC Head Start Concerning Student
3. Grants
  1. G1-Challenge Grants for Gifted Education Program
  2. G2-Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund Grant for Glades Area Elementary Schools
4. Charter Schools
  1. CS1 First Amendment to Agreement Between the School Board of PB County and Gulfstream Goodwill Trans
  2. CS2 Second Amendment to Agreement Between the School Board of PB County and Gulfstream Goodwill Care
  3. CS3 Denial of Charter School Application of Delray-Boynton Academy
  4. CS4 Denial of Charter School Application of Imagine Charter School
  5. CS5 Denial of Charter School Application of Cornerstone Academy
5. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart – FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Project Modifications for Boca Raton Middle
  3. PM3 Project Modifications for Okeeheelee Middle
  4. PM4 Project Modifications for Liberty Park Elementary
  5. PM5 Project Modifications for Panther Run Elementary
  6. PM6 Project Modifications for Palm Springs Elementary
7. Real Estate
  1. RE-2 06-D Elementary School
  2. RE-3 06-D Elementary School
  3. RE-4 06-D Elementary School
  4. RE-5 06-D Elementary School
  5. RE-8 Approve Amendment To Site Specific Memorandum/Seacrest Campus
8. Purchasing
  1. P1 Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems – SimplexGrinnell
  2. P2 Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems – Siemens Building Technologies
9. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1-A/E Agreement for Spanish River Bio-Tech Academy
  2. CP2-A/E Agreement for H.L. Johnson Elementary School Addition
  3. CP3-A/E Agreement for Wellington ES Addition
  4. CP4-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for Allamanda Elementary School Moder
  5. CP5-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for Banyan Creek Elementary School A
  6. CP6-Agreement for CM at Risk Services for Crestwood Middle School Addition
  7. CP7 Renewal of Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Consultants on Continuing Contract
  8. CP8-New and Renewal of Prequalifications
10. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Amendment for Accellearn LLC
  2. CC2 Amendment for Betty Wilson
  3. CC3 Amendment for Dianne M. Morin, Inc.
  4. CC4 Amendment for Glass Productions
  5. CC5 Amendment for Lory Mills, Inc. d/b/a Celebration Cake Design
  6. CC6 Amendment for Myriam Delgado-Bonilla
  7. CC7 Amendment for Russo Consulting Group, Inc.
  8. CC8 Amendment for Philip Dvorak
  9. CC9 Consultant Contract for The Kitchen Witch LLC
  10. CC10 Consultant Contract for Mr. Mike Raffone, Inc.
  11. CC11 Consultant Contract for Melanie Paulus
  12. CC12 Consultant Contract for Rebecca A. Pelletier
  13. CC13 Consultant Contract for Joan A. Collette
  14. CC14 Consultant Contract for Jimilynn Taylor dba Project Dance Contract
11. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments – October 2006
12. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
13. Insurance
  1. IN2 APPROVAL TO PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE
  2. IN3 RENEWAL OF BOILER AND MACHINERY INSURANCE POLICY

Presentations

  1. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accredited Schools
  2. Arthur J. Kobacker
  3. Analisa Alden-Wins International Honor
  4. Norman Brickell
  5. Alpha Phi Alpha-Century of Leadership and Service
  6. Dr. Bernard Shulman

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Student Government Report was presented by Sarah Alancar

  2. Minutes: The report from the last Student Government Committee meeting was as follows: next committee meeting is tomorrow 12/14; houses for habitat is their community project; and honors credit for Student Government will be discussed further.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: Theo Harris
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: Lois Smith; Jackie Merens; Bob Walton; Bill Lami; Gary Mitten; Rod Sasse

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda

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

    Motion to Reconsider the Consent Agenda.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

    I recommend the Board approve the Consent Agenda with the modifications discussed.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report:

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented the report from the last Audit Committee Meeting as follows: ERP update and current focus of W2 issues; internal funds solutions are being presented to schools; CAFR risk area is the Charter Schools financial statements; report of Survivors Audit; and acknowledged Denise Saggerholm from our Legal Department for her hard work.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee Report:

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following report from the last CORC meeting: Two membership positions are open; election of a CORC Chair and Vice Chair is scheduled for the January meeting; complimented and acknowledged Mr. Sanches and his staff for their hard work; reviewed the items listed on the agenda this evening; next meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2007.

  5. Finance Committee Report:

  6. Minutes: LeAnn Evans announced property taxes of $742 million dollars were received today!

  7. Superintendent's Report:

  8. Minutes: The Superintendent presented his report on the following issues: Seventy four (74) Five Star Schools were celebrated; Two High Schools achieved State Championship in football; thanked Riviera Beach Police Department for their assistance with our schools in that area; Senate Bill 1590 will need a resolution adoption which is forthcoming; Visit from Robert Shank to Principals; Introduced new employees approved under Personnel Agenda; Monthly Principals meeting yesterday embraced "Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin With Me"; Happy Holidays.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. LR1 Renew Retainer Of Dr. Randall D. Burks, Esq.
  2. LR2 District Cost Differential
  3. LR3 Retainer Agreement with Meyer and Brooks, P.A.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board authorize the General Counsel to execute a retainer agreement with the firm of Meyer and Brooks, P.A.. I also recommend that the Board authorize the additional expenditure of funds, not to exceed $15,000.00, toward attorneys' fees and costs of this litigation.  Further, I recommend that the Board waive any conflict that may arise from retaining Meyer and Brooks, P.A. to represent its interests in this matter.  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS2-2006-2007 School Improvement Plans

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the School Improvement Plans submitted for the 2006-2007 school year.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Not Present

2. Personnel
  1. PD2 Personnel Addendum

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

3. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC6-Addendum to the Contract between the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and Arbor E&T, L

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the addendum to the existing contract between the School District of Palm Beach County and Arbor E&T, LLC  (Excel Alternatives) for the provision to increase the Enrollment Level of Services at the Intensive Transition Alternative Programs located in the Central and South Area Excel Schools, effective December 14, 2006 through June 30, 2007, 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: Paulette Burdick
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. AC7-Non-Renewal of the Agreement with Riviera Beach Academy

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board non-renew the Agreement between the School Board of Palm Beach County and Riviera Beach Academy, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all related contracts and documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  5. AC8-Non-Renewal of the Agreement with Delray-Boynton Academy

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board non-renew the Agreement between the School Board of Palm Beach County and Delray-Boynton Academy, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all related contracts and documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

4. Program Management
  1. PM2 Project Modifications for Boca Raton High

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Project Modifications in the amount of $81,150.00 for Boca Raton Community High School, Stadium Project #0961‑8275, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

5. Real Estate
  1. RE-1 06-D Elementary School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved property containing 1.93 acres, more or less, West Palm Beach, Florida which is needed for the New Elementary School campus 06-D, 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: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. RE 6- Approve Exchange Agreement/City of West Palm Beach

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Agreement for Exchange with City of West Palm Beach for properties located adjacent to Westward Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and the Roosevelt Full Service Center; approve Interlocal Agreement between the City of West Palm Beach and the School Board of Palm Beach County; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  5. RE-7 Approve Lease Agmnt with PBCC for Space at West Tech

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Lease Agreement between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Community College for use of building and classroom space at West Technical School; and authorizing the Chairman and the Superintendent to sign all necessary documents.-0

    Amendment for our lease agreement to include the Jessica Lunsford Act language.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

    The main motion as amended was unanimously approved.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion:
      Second:
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  7. RE-9 Approve Modification of Restrictions/City of Pahokee

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Modification of Restrictions between the School Board of Palm Beach County and the City of Pahokee for the “Old” Pahokee Junior/Senior High School site; authorizing the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

6. Insurance
  1. IN1 Auto Liability /JVA 650614

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Auto Liability claim #JVA 650614  in the amount of $75,000 representing compensation, attorneys' fees and costs and authorize the execution of all related documents.  This settlement will finalize all outstanding issues.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

  3. IN4 APPROVAL TO PURCHASE PROPERTY INSURANCE

  4. Motions:
      I recommend that the School Board approve the purchase of property insurance effective December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007 at a premium cost not to exceed $16.66 million.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

  5. IN5 Workers' Compensation /GH 135102

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Workers' Compensation claim #GH135102  in the amount of $69,248 representing compensation, attorneys' fees and costs and authorize the execution of all related documents.  This settlement will finalize all outstanding issues.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain of 8:00 p.m. OR Completion of the Meeting

  2. Minutes: The following members of the public addressed the Board: Rick Fignar; Diane Hanfman; Kerry Leach.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Kravis Center Educational Opportunities - Richmond

  2. Minutes: Dr. Richmond referred to a website for the Kravis Center and all of their educational opportunities.

  3. Fuzzy Math - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson referred to two articles which encourages students to "discover" math and as a district are we trying to cover too much and should it be streamlined.

    Dr. Richmond found that it would be an interesting concept to explore, possibly in a workshop.

    Board Members discussed re-evaluating the foundation of mathematics in early years.

  5. South Florida Science Museum - Graham

  6. Minutes: Mr. Graham referred to a recent newspaper article advertising the Science Museum and encouraged everyone to donate time and money to the Science Museum.

  7. Black History Month - Robinson

  8. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested the Board discuss rescheduling Black History Month student related activities until after F-CAT.

    Board Members agreed.

  9. FSBA's Legislative Committee Days - Paulette Burdick

  10. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided an update from last month's Legislative Committee Days and referred to the list of Committee Chairs recently distributed.

  11. Criminal Justice Annual Meeting - Paulette Burdick

  12. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick said she will address this at the meeting next month.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 8:08 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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