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Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2007


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Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were led by: L.C. Swain Middle School Chorus

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Graham - 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-Clinical Agreement with Sovereign Healthcare of Boynton Beach, LLC d/b/a Boynton Beach Nursing &
  2. AC5- Interagency Agreement Between The Florida Department of Children and Families
  3. AC6-Amendment to Cooperative Agreement with SP Behavioral, LLC, DBA Sandy Pines (AP)
  4. AC7-Confirming Cooperative Agreement PBCSD and Carlton Palms Educational Center
2. Grants
  1. G1-Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Service Learning Project Amendment
  2. G2-Prime Time Palm Beach County Newspaper Grant Amendment
  3. G4-Mini Grant for Breakthrough to Literacy Program Grant
  4. G5-Carl D. Perkins Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs for Students in the Department
3. Charter Schools
  1. CS1 Public Charter School Grant Program 2007-2009 Implementation Projects
  2. CS2 Termination of Palm Beach Military Academy
4. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
5. Planning
  1. PL1 Interlocal Agreement with the City of West Palm Beach and WPB Golf Commission
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Project Modifications for Suncoast High
  3. PM2 Project Modifications for John F. Kennedy Middle
  4. PM3 Project Modifications for Elbridge Gale
  5. PM6 Educational Specification for Elementary School 06-D
  6. PM7 Educational Specification for Plumosa Elementary
  7. PM8 South Bus Compound Ancillary Specification
7. Real Estate
  1. RE-1 Approve Agreement for Sale and Purchase/Access Easement Amendment-Palm
  2. RE-2 Wynnebrook Elementary School
  3. RE-3 West Riviera Elementary School
  4. RE-5 Approve Amendment No. 4 Purchase/Sale and Exchange-G.L. Homes
8. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve RFP 07C-002B for Advertising District-Wide Adult and Community Education Program
  2. P2 Approve the renewal of contract 04C-006JZ awarded as a result of RFP for District-Wide HVAC
9. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-1 Amend the CM Agreement for Westward ES Modernization/Replacement
  2. CP2 New and Renewal of Prequalifications
10. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC3 Consultant Contract for I.D.D.E.A., Inc.
  2. CC4 Consultant Contract for Yvonne Aarden
  3. CC6 Consultant Contract for Barbara Cox-Gerlock, Ph.D.
  4. CC7 Consultant Contract for Character Development Group
  5. CC8 Consultant Contract Amendment for EBS Healthcare
  6. CC9 Consultant Contract for Myriam Delgado-Bonilla
  7. CC10 Consultant Contract for Dr. Anne Marks
11. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments - November 2006
12. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Federal Legislative Proposals for 2007
  2. FM2 The Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
  3. FM3 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  4. FM4-COPS 2007C
  5. FM5 COPS 2007 A and B
  6. FM6 Resolution of Intent of Participate in 212.12 F.S. Classroom Technology Purchase and Training
13. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA1 Tentative Agreement between PBCSD and CTA

Presentations

  1. Santaluces Marching Chiefs Win Class 4A State Championship
  2. Janell Leatherman-Elementary School Counselor of the Year
  3. Glades Central High-Class 3A State Football Champions
  4. William Rizzo and Tracy Smith-State Science Teachers of the Year
  5. Pahokee Middle/Senior High-Class 2B State Football Champions
  6. Marathon of the Palm Beaches
  7. Kaleidoscope 2007
  8. National Board Certified Teachers

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Student Representative

  2. Minutes: Student Government Report - Thanked the Superintendent for attending the last meeting and provided a Habitat for Humanity Update.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: Mayor J.P. Sasser
  2. Delegations: Dr. Beverly Robinson; Andrew Barbar
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: Gary Mitten; Patricia Morris

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: Mark Hansen
      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 her report on the following from the last committee meeting: Outcome of leasing audit; White Hat contract deliverables; Corebridge Educational Academy audit being referred to State Attorney.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC) Report:

  4. Minutes: Lew Doctor presented a report from the last CORC meeting: CORC currently has a membership of 14 active members; re-elected Chair and Vice Chair stated that the program management, real estate and purchasing/construction items submitted had no objections and few comments/discussion; received an update on several minor revisions to the selection process and considered the current efforts completed - revisions included a clarification and simplification for Work Load Summary and proposal assessment form to encourage discussion among the proposal evaluators; received an update on the status of the Commissioning Program; received a presentation on the status on two school construction projects with revised schedules; next CORC meeting is scheduled for February 15th.

  5. Finance Committee Report:

  6. Minutes: Mr. Coyner presented the following Finance Committee Report from the last meeting: review of transactions that had occurred; update on bid rigging investigation to ensure that no parties we are associated with have been involved; asset liability management workshop will be held in March; approved quarterly report and annual investment report.

  7. Superintendent's Report:

  8. Minutes: The Superintendent presented his report on the following: recognized several schools for various accomplishments; recognized Elizabeth Decker for her 36 years of dedicated service; recognized bus driver Dominique Charles and police officer Kevin McCabe who rescued a woman from a sinking car a few weeks ago following a bus accident in Jupiter.

  9. ISSOC Committee

  10. Minutes: Mr. Coyner presented the following report from the last ISSOC meeting: reviewed the committee members; update of current projects; update of tax collections and expenditures; discussion regarding construction inflation.

    Mr. Graham introduced Mr. Crawford for a Legislative update from the Special Session.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-Florida Department of Health School Health Services Plan for 2006-2008

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Florida Department of Health School Health Services Plan for 2006-2008.-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

2. Grants
  1. G3-Innovation Fair Matchmaker Grants

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the Innovation Fair Matchmaker grants in the amount of $180, 000 effective January 25, 2007 through June 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to this agreement.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

3. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board authorize reimbursement for contracted individual transportation to eligible parents/guardians as specified on Attachment.-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

4. Personnel
  1. PD2 Personnel Addendum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the personnel addendum as submitted.-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

5. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC2-Amendment to the Contract between the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and Palm Beach

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the amendment to the existing contract between the School District of Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Marine Institute, Inc. for the provision to add that Palm Beach Marine Institute shall reimburse the School Board for one full-time School District ESE teacher providing services to the Palm Beach Marine Institute Program, effective January 25, 2007 through June 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to this amendment 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-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Not Present

  3. AC3-Cooperative Agreement with United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the cooperative agreement with United Way of Palm Beach County, in the estimated amount of $60,000.  The effective dates of this cooperative agreement are January 25, 2007, through June 30, 2008.-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

  5. AC4-Third Party Cooperative Agreement with Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Re

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Third Party Cooperative Agreement with the Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, in the estimated amount of $468,000, of which $392,500 is reimbursable to the school district by DVR.  The effective date of this Third Party Cooperative Agreement would be the date the document is signed and executed by the Florida Department of Education, but not prior to January 25, 2006.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

6. Program Management
  1. PM4 Project Modifications for Village Academy

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board ratify Project Modifications in the amount of $344,150.00 for Village Academy School, Additions & Remodeling Project #2811-8271, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract 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-Nay

  3. PM5 Middle School 03-NN/Jupiter Farms Educational Specs

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Educational Specification for Middle School 03-NN/Jupiter Farms Area and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

7. Real Estate
  1. RE-4 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 1.61 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: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

8. Purchasing
  1. P3 Approve the RFP 07C-003D for Wireless Communication Services

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the contract be awarded to Sprint/Nextel.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

9. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Jacquelene Horniker

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Contract with Jacquelene Horniker for $17,460 effective January 25, 2007 through May 31, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      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. CC2 Consultant Contract for Alcalde & Fay, Ltd.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Contract with Alcalde & Fay, Ltd. for $74,400 per year not to exceed $223,200 for a three year period effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2010, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-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

  5. CC5 Consultant Contract for Glass Productions

  6. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Contract with Glass Productions for $8,700  effective January 25, 2007 through May 25, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed 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

  7. CC 11 Consultant Contract for Ian Cameron

  8. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Contract with Ian Cameron for $112,000 effective January 25, 2007 through June 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

10. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation /DY 136522

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Worker's Compensation claim #DY 136522  in the amount of $220,750 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-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

  3. IN2 Workers' Compensation /MD 134646

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Worker's Compensation claim #MD 134646  in the amount of $184,000 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: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

Non-Agenda Speakers

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

  2. Minutes: The following speakers addressed the Board: Diane Hanfman; Curtis Sherrod.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Student Athlete Conduct at Sporting Events - Kanjian

  2. Minutes: Mr. Kanjian discussed the conduct of student athletes. Mr. Kanjian suggested the District stress a code of conduct upon our student athletes and coaches as participating in extracurricular activities is a privilege.

    Dr. Robinson added that tutorials for academics is also needed with student athletes.

    Dr. Johnson referred to professional athletes (role models) and their behavior which influence students.

    Mr. Graham suggested a parental civility contract for parents and student athletes stating what is acceptable and what isn't acceptable behavior.

    Mrs. Burdick reaffirmed that Palm Beach County has Safe School programs which are helping our suspension statistics and stressed the need for funding of these programs to continue.

    Mr. Hansen suggested Safe Schools continue with proactive training for students and coaches.

  3. Legal Sign Off - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested that legal review personnel disciplinary items with more intensity and provide the Board with a sign off stating whether they feel there is probable cause for disciplinary action.

    Dr. Johnson stated that if the Board attorney provided the Superintendent with advice and the Board it would be a conflict of interest.

    Mr. Williams stated that he personally does not review personnel files; however, he does have one of his attorney's do a "standard" review and they make recommendations to staff which the Superintendent has an opportunity to accept or decline.

    Dr. Richmond suggested a thirty minute workshop with the legal staff for further discussion.

  5. Arts Plan - Richmond

  6. Minutes: Dr. Richmond stated that the Cultural Council expressed concern that the arts plan has not been implemented by the district.

    Mrs. Burdick stressed the fiscal constraints to do everything. The art plan has a price tag and funding is needed to implement the plan.

    Dr. Benaim agreed that he supports the arts; however, agrees that funding is an issue.

    Ms. Killets stated that there is a commitment to the arts and budget decisions are in the process.

    Dr. Robinson supports the arts for all children but feels the focus should be on core subjects. Dr. Robinson suggested an expansion of the school day which includes arts and physical education with partnerships for funding.

    Dr. Richmond suggested a workshop to discuss the vision of arts education.

  7. Florida Music Educators Association - Richmond

  8. Minutes: Dr. Richmond stated how impressed she was at the Florida Music Educators Association.

  9. Supporting Our Filipino Teachers - Robinson

  10. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested the Board support the Filipino teachers in our district with an H1 Visa to allow them to continue to work in Palm Beach County. There is a limited number of this type of Visa and Dr. Robinson would like our teachers to be at the top of the list and also provide these teachers with continuing contracts in October.

    Dr. Johnson stated that he will provide staff feedback and an update as soon as possible.


  11. Release of Information to Military Recruiters - Robinson

  12. Minutes: Dr. Robinson suggested an opt out form be created for High School students to have their parents sign so information about their child cannot be released to military recruiters.

    Mr. Kanjian doesn't feel the form is necessary as it is an honorable career.

    Dr. Benaim believed this was already discussed and that this form was being placed in the high school packets. Dr. Benaim again stated that he thought this was on the registration form and would like to see it there if it is not.

    Dr. Johnson stated that it is in the appendix of the district handbook and the opt out form is available in the guidance office.

    Board Members agreed by concensus to have a workshop to further discuss this issue.

  13. Mission Statement - Graham

  14. Minutes: Mr. Graham reminded Board Members of the mission statement and incorporate the mission statement with the budget and operational decisions.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 9:55 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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