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Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007


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

Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:10 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem were led by: Lantana Middle School Chorus

Opening Remarks

  1. Welcome by Chairman Graham.

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. AC2-Consider Approval of the Amendment to the Communications Tower Lease Agreement
  2. AC4-Agreement with Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc.
  3. AC7-Non-Renewal of the Contract between the School Board of Palm Beach County and WHLS of Florida, L
2. Charter Schools
  1. CS-1 Consider Approval of the Renewal Application of JFK Medical Center Charter School
3. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
4. Personnel
  1. PD2 - Personnel Agenda
5. Planning
  1. PL2 - Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Jupiter
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Palm Springs Middle Project Modifications
  3. PM2 PBG Area ES (03-X) Project Modifications
7. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve 07C-005B RFP for Health Screening Services and Drug & Alcohol Testing
  2. P2 Approve renewal of 04C-014B RFP for Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
8. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-2 CM at Risk Agreement for Palm Beach Lakes High Addition and Academy
  2. CP-3 CM at Risk Agreement for School Food Service Build-Out
  3. CP-4 Amend the CM Agreement for Meadow Park ES
  4. CP-5 Renewal of Castaldi Reporting Services
  5. CP-6 Renewal of Structural Engineering on Continuing Contract
  6. CP-7 Renewal of Survey Engineering on Continuing Contract
  7. CP-8 New and Renewal of Prequalifications
9. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Smile Youth Services, Inc.
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for Mr. Mike Raffone, Inc.
  3. CC3A & B Consultant Contract for Wilson Language Training
  4. CC4 Consultant Contract for Philip Dvorak
  5. CC5 Amendment for Myriam Delgado Bonilla
  6. CC6 Consultant Contract for Ralph J Milone
  7. CC8 Consultant Contract for Canady Consulting, Inc.
  8. CC9 Consultant Contract for American Program Bureau
10. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
  2. FM2 First Quarter Interim Financial Statements
11. Insurance
  1. IN1 Workers' Compensation / AB 127414
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /OF 545709
  3. IN3 Workers' Compensation PJ #12749
12. Labor Agreements/Contracts
  1. LA1-Tentative Agreement between PBCSD and NCF&O

Presentations

  1. Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust Week

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County adopt the proclamation recognizing April 15 - 22, 2007,  as Days of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and in honor of the survivors, as well as the rescuers and liberators, and further proclaim that we, as citizens of Palm Beach County, Florida, should strive to overcome intolerance and indifference through learning and remembrance.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. Law Day

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County adopt the proclamation recognizing May 1, 2007 as Law Day.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      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. Health Care District & Health Department-School Nurses
  6. Schools Win State Design Awards
  7. Riviera Beach Maritime Academy
  8. Bioscience Career and Education Month

  9. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County adopt the proclamation recognizing April 2007, as Bioscience Career and Education Month.-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-Not Present

Naming of Schools

  1. Consider naming of Oak Grove Academy

  2. Motions:
    Motion to name the school Turning Points Academy.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Student Government Report by:

  2. Minutes: Schools in Palm Beach County met last week in Jupiter for their annual field week; May 3rd is end of the year banquet and they will elect officers for next year.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: Helene Samango
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: Gary Mitten

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 the Audit Committee Report from the last Audit Committee Meeting: ERP Update; review of payroll process; year end financial closings; auditor generals staff are here; draft report expected from the IT Auditor.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC):

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented a report from the last CORC Meeting: Need for one committee member; review of the individual items on the agenda this evening and comments about each.

  5. Finance Committee Report: None
  6. Superintendent's Report:

  7. Minutes: Dr. Johnson presented his report on the following issues: Phone message to parents following the Virginia Tech University incident assuring parents of the safety measurements in our schools; National Library Month being celebrated this week; District Wide Employee Appreciation Week is upcoming; National Robotics Championship was last week.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G1-Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse to the U.S. Deparment of Education, effective June 30, 2007 though June 29, 2010, 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: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. G2-State of Florida Department of Education Alternative Education Public-Private Partnerships Grant

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the State of Florida Department of Education, Alternative Education/Public - Private Partnerships Grant for reimbursement of contractual services in the amount of up to $668,750 for contractual services provided by Excel Alternatives, effective July 1, 2006 through June, 30, 2007, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts required for implementation of grant activities.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  5. G3-State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention and Victim Services Peer Med

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention and Victim Services Delinquency Peer Mediation Program Grant to establish a peer mediation program for the Department of Alternative Education in the amount of $30,000.00 effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts required for implementation of grant activities.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  7. G4-State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention and Victim Services Delinque

  8. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention and Victim Services Delinquency Prevention Program Grant to establish a delinquency prevention program for the Department of Alternative Education in the amount of $72,182.43 effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts required for implementation of grant activities. Measurable outcomes focus on a decrease in habitual truancy, suspensions, and behavior referrals. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

2. Personnel
  1. PD1-Master Inservice

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Master Inservice Plan to include new components added since September 20, 2006.-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

  3. PD3 - Personnel Addendum

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

3. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Edline LLC Purchase Agreement

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve renewal of the contract with Edline, LLC for the upgrade, development, and continued usage of the Edline on-line Parent/Community Information Portal for all schools, and authorize the Superintendent to sign all documents and contracts related to the project. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. AC3-FY 2007 Summer Graduation Agreement with one vendor

  4. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the graduation agreement with the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the FY2007 high school graduation ceremonies, effective March 16, 2007 in the amount of $252,000 and authorize the Superintendent to sign all related documents and contracts.-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

  5. AC5-Memorandum of Understanding between the School District of Palm Beach County and North East Flor

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the Superintendent and Board Chairman sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the School District of Palm Beach County and North East Florida Educational Consortium.-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. AC6-Articulation Agreement between School District of Palm Beach County and Xavier University School
4. Planning
  1. PL1 - Interlocal Agreement for Covered Walkways at Manatee Elementary School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Interlocal Agreement with Palm Beach County for covered walkways at Manatee Elementary School and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to sign all necessary 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 Wynnebrook Elementary Modernization

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 0.16 acres, more or less, located adjacent to Wynnebrook Elementary School 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: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

6. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-1 CM at Risk Agreement for Jupiter Farms Area Middle School 03-NN

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Agreement for Construction Management at Risk Services and Preconstruction Phase Services Fee in the amount of $532,391 to James B. Pirtle Construction Co., Inc. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents for Jupiter Farms Area Middle School, Project No. 0041-8383.-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

7. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC7 Amendment to Consultant Contract with Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White and Lioce, P.A.

  2. Motions:
     I recommend award of the consultant contract amendment with the Law Firm of Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White and Lioce, P.A. and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

8. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments February 2007

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the following budget amendments for FY 2007.-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

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 7:00 p.m.

  2. Minutes: The following members of the public addressed the Board: Juanita Ferguson; Curtis Sherrod; Diane Hanfmann; Jessica Laurain; Marvin Glover; Helen Zientek; Linda Ammick; Debbie Svec; Joann Irving; Sue Davis-Killian; Phyllis Musymeci; Winda Robles.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Polk County Wellness Report - Hansen

  2. Minutes: Mr. Hansen provided a wellness report from a recent trip to Polk County. Polk County has a wellness program which is very successful which we can duplicate in developing our wellness program. Mr. Hansen reviewed the benefits Polk County is seeing from the program they have implemented.

  3. After and Out-of -School Activities - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson thanked Dr. Adler and her staff for the after school programs which are being provided. Dr. Robinson elaborated on several programs offered at after and out-of school activities which keep students engaged and out of trouble. Dr. Robinson further bragged about a Poetry Slam she attended last month and the skills that are used by the students.

  5. Sub. Teacher Finger Printing/Background Check Costs - Kanjian

  6. Minutes: Mr. Kanjian suggested a better program for fingerprinting substitutes that does not create road blocks and also addressed the issue of paying substitute teachers more.

  7. Title I Policy Changes - Kanjian

  8. Minutes: Mr. Kanjian was pleased to hear that his children's school was no longer a Title I School but he was disappointed to hear that it was the District's change in requirements. Mr. Kanjian expressed concern with changing requirements and questioned the reason for such a change.

    The Superintendent discussed the changes and the reasons for such changes.

  9. Legislative Session Update - Burdick

  10. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided a legislative update and discussed House Bill 653.

  11. Certificate of Completion and the 13th Year of Education - Robinson

  12. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed the Certificate of Completion and partaking in the 13th year of education. Dr. Robinson reviewed the statute and deadlines for the student to request the thirteenth year of education. Dr. Robinson requested the legal department review the statute.

    Dr. Johnson reviewed the requirements for Certificate of Completion and all of the options for students.

    Dr. Robinson requests the Board obtain the correct legal opinion.

    Dr. Johnson stated that he would discuss with legal and get an opinion for the Board.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 8:25 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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