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Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2007


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Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were led by: Marina Hogue of Bak Middle School of the Arts

Opening Remarks

  1. Mr. Graham 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. Agreements/Contracts

  1. AC1-SES Services Agreement
  2. AC2-Contract with the Arc of Palm Beach County
  3. AC3-Contract with the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  4. AC4-Contract with the Palm Beach Marine Institute
  5. AC5-Contract with the Practical Academic Cultural Education, PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
  6. AC6-Consider Approval of the Agreement to Provide Law Enforcement Services and Alarm Monitoring
  7. AC7-Consider Approval of the Agreement to Provide Law Enforcement Services and Alarm Monitoring
  8. AC8-Cooperative Agreement with Easter Seals Florida, Inc.
  9. AC9-Cooperative Agreement with the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, Inc.
  10. AC10-Cooperative Agreement with the Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc.
  11. AC11-Cooperative Agreement with The Agency for Health Care Administration
  12. AC12-Cooperative Agreement with SP Behavioral, LLC, DBA Sandy Pines
  13. AC13-Cooperative Agreement with Carlton Palms Educational Center
  14. AC14 - Cooperative Agreement with the PBC Sheriff's Office's Eagle Academy
2. Grants
  1. G1-Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund Grant for Glades Area Elementary Schools
  2. G2-Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund grant awarded to Greenacres Elementary
  3. G3-Title III No Child Left Behind Act ELL Student Education Program Grant
  4. G4-Title I Migrant, Part C - Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
  5. G6-Mary and Robert Pew Public Education fund grant for Belvedere Elementary
  6. G7-Mary and Robert Pew Public Grant - Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop Affiliate School Project
  7. G9-Adult Education and Family Literacy- Adult General Education Grant
  8. G11-Contract for the Purchase of Professional or Technical Services with the PBC Literacy Coalition
  9. G12-Contract with the PBC Literacy Coalition for the Adult Ed and Family Literacy - English Literacy
  10. G13-Adult Ed and Family Literacy- Literacy Education for Households Grant
  11. G14-Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Project Grant
  12. G15-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, and Part B Pre-Kindergarten Grants
  13. G16-Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund for Rosenwald Elementary School
  14. G17-Prime Time Palm Beach County Newspaper Project Grant
  15. G18-Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Service Learning Grant
  16. G19-Florida Learn and Serve Grants
  17. G20-Pew Public Education Fund Summer Science Camp for Pine Grove Elementary
  18. G21-Tobacco Prevention and Intervention Teacher Training Project
  19. G22-AFFILIATE STATUS BETWEEN SOUTH GRADE ELEMENTARY AND THE LUCY CAULKINS WRITERS AT COL
  20. G23-Champs Afterschool Enrichment Program
  21. G24-Just Read, Florida Intervention Research Grant
3. Charter Schools
  1. CS1 - Amendment to June 2006 Charter Agreement for Glades Academy of Agricultural & Ecological Studi
  2. CS2 - Amendment to June 2006 Charter Agreement for Hope Learning Community of Riviera Beach, Inc. (d
  3. CS3 - Consider Approval of the Renewal Application for Everglades Preparatory Academy Charter School
4. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
  2. T2 Board of County Commissioners (Funding Agreement)
  3. T3 Consider Disposal of Salvage and Surplus Vehicles
5. Personnel
  1. PD1-Personnel Agenda
6. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart – FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Educational Specification for Elementary School 05-C
  3. PM3 Palm Beach Lakes HS Project Modifications
  4. PM4 Palm Beach Lakes HS Project Modifications
  5. PM5 Sandpiper Shores ES Project Modifications
  6. PM6 William T. Dwyer HS Project Modifications
  7. PM7 Starlight Cove Elementary School Project Modifications
  8. PM8 Lake Worth MS School Project Modifications
  9. PM9 Palm Springs ES Project Modifications
  10. PM10 Panther Run ES School Project Modifications
  11. PM11 Panther Run ES Project Modifications
  12. PM12 Liberty Park ES Project Modifications
7. Real Estate
  1. RE-1 Delray Full Service/Palm Beach County Head Start Lease Agreement
8. Building Department
  1. BD1 Comprehensive Safety Inspection Report
9. Purchasing
  1. P1 Certified Athletic Trainers for FY 08
  2. P2 Maintenance Agreement with Advanced Data Systems
  3. P3 Approve 07C-007B RFP for Sign Language/ Oral/Cued Speech Interpreters/Transliterators
  4. P4 Approve 07C-011B RFP for Speech and Language Services
  5. P5 Approve 07C-006B RFP for Nursing Services
  6. P6 Repair of heavy duty Rotary Lifts at Transportation Compounds
  7. P7 Approve 03C-015B RFP Extension for Speech and Language Therapy Services
10. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-1 CM at Risk Agreement for Plumosa Elementary School Modernization
  2. CP-2 CM at Risk Agreement for West Palm Beach Area ES 06-D
  3. CP-3 CM at Risk Agreement for West Tech Educational Center
  4. CP-4 Amend the CM Agreement for Banyan Creek Elementary School Addition
  5. CP-6 Renewal of Roofing Contractor Services
  6. CP-7 New and Renewal of Prequalification
11. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC 3 Consultant Contract for Suzanne Miller
  2. CC 4 Consultant Contract for Susan Knight
  3. CC 6A-C Consultant Contract for Nova Southeastern University
  4. CC 8 Consultant Contract for James P. Brown
  5. CC 9 Consultant Contract for Capital City Consulting, LLC
  6. CC 10 Consultant Contract for Katheryn W. Gemberling
12. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments - April 2007
13. Financial Management
  1. FM1 SIGNATORIES FOR SCHOOL INTERNAL BANK ACCOUNTS
  2. FM2 - Consider Approval to Submit the District's Self-Assessment of the Safety and Security Best Pra
14. Insurance
  1. IN1 OWNERS’ PROTECTIVE PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation MD #642752

Presentations

  1. Jacob Abrams-First Place Florida History Fair
  2. SUNSPRA Sunshine Medallion Award Winners
  3. Diana Handwerker-Humane Society Teen of the Year
  4. Superintendent's Efficiency and Effectiveness Awards
  5. Jeffrey Haskel-Chess Champion

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. None

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: Commissioner Koons

  2. Minutes: By consensus the Board agreed to support Commissioner Koons and his Stacey Street Elementary School project(s).

  3. Delegations: None
  4. Agenda Item Speakers: Brian Hoffson; Gary Mitten; Jan Porter

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
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report: None
  2. Construction Oversight and Review Committee Report (CORC):

  3. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following report from the last CORC meeting: One opening in the membership, discussed suggestions and comments from the review of board items on the agenda this evening, received a summary of the Program Management Legal Symposium Workshop, announced the next CORC meeting will be held July 16th.

  4. ISSOC Report:

  5. Minutes: George Elmore presented the following report from the last ISSOC Meeting: The tax collections are 110% above projections; reviewed the Five Year Plan and $281 Million decrease in funding; reviewed the 28 schools requesting to extend their completion time for delivery dates; review of all schools listed in referendum; received public input regarding Manatee Elementary School issues and reviewed options to assist.

  6. Finance Committee Report:

  7. Minutes: LeAnne Evans reported on the following information from the last Finance Committee Meeting: Reviewed sales tax figures and investment reports for the quarter.

    Mr. Kanjian requested an update regarding the lack of funding and COPS.

    LeAnne explained the process for COPS and repayment of those funds.

  8. Superintendent's Report:

  9. Minutes: Superintendent Art Johnson presented the following report: School grades from the state could continue to be delayed another week or two, school safety update for the last school year, budget update, introdcued ten new principals.

  10. FSBA Resolution

  11. Motions:
    I recommend the Board ratify the FSBA approved Resolution regarding No Child Left Behind.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G5-2007-2008 Consolidated Grant Application for Selected Federal Programs

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Consolidated Grant application for Titles I Part A, II Part A, and V Part A to the Florida Department of Education in the estimated amount of $45,096,760, effective July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, 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: Bob Kanjian
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. G8-Pew Foundation Administrative Incentive Grant

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Pew Administrative Incentive Grant in the amount of $40,000, effective June 28, 2007 to June 30, 2008, 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
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  5. G10-Adult Ed. and Family Literacy - English Literacy/Civics Education Grant

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve a new competitive Adult Education and Family Literacy - English Literacy/Civics Education Grant in the amount of $344,712, effective July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 with the Florida Department of Education 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
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

2. Personnel
  1. PD2 - Personnel Addendum

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Personnel Addendum as submitted with the recommendation on CTO for Debra Johnson temporary.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

3. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC15 - Second Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with C.L.A.S.S. of Palm Beach County, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Second Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the C.L.A.S.S. of Palm Beach County, Inc., in the amount of $39,700 for implementation of the summer program effective June 11, 2007 through July 27, 2007.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Nay

4. Program Management
  1. PM2 Educational Specification for Manatee Elementary

  2. Minutes: THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN.

5. Purchasing
  1. P8 - McAfee Software and Maintenance Negotiated Agreement

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the Chair find that good cause exists to add this item to the agenda because it is in the District’s best interest to immediately enter into a contract to decrease the risk of exposure to a new virus that could compromise the security of the District’s confidential information, and that the School Board approve this agreement and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all necessary documents  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bob Kanjian
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

6. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-5 Amend the CM Agreement for West Boynton Area Elementary (03-Z)

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Amendment to the Construction Management at Risk Agreement to establish the Phase 2 Final Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for final construction in the amount of $23,144,463. to W.G. Mills, Inc. for West Boynton Area Elementary School (03-Z), Project No. 0281-8843 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents. -0

    Amended Motion for financial impact to read:  Project Budget 6,131,544 and a commitment of $23,325,893.  The source of funds is the Restricted Reserve.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bob Kanjian
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

    Main Motion as Amended.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bob Kanjian
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Not Present
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

7. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC 1 Consultant Contract for Edify LLC

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant contract with Edify  for $310,000.00 effective June 29, 2007 through June  30, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  3. CC 2 Consultant Contract for PlayImage, Inc.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant contract with PlayImage, Inc.  for $91,800.00 effective July 16, 2007 through November 16, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  5. CC 5A -B Consultant Contract for Mondo Publishing

  6. Motions:
    CC 5AI recommend award of the Consultant contract with Mondo Publishing for $420,000.00 effective July 1, 2007 through June  30, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. CC 5B I recommend award of the Consultant contract with Mondo Publishing for $140,000.00 effective June 7, 2007 through June  30, 2007 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

    CC 5AI recommend award of the Consultant contract with Mondo Publishing for $420,000.00 effective July 1, 2007 through June  30, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. CC 5B I recommend award of the Consultant contract with Mondo Publishing for $140,000.00 effective June 7, 2007 through June  30, 2007 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Minutes: The first vote on this item was for CC5A and the second vote is for CC5B.
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Not Present
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  7. CC 7 Consultant Contract for Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees

  8. Motions:
     I recommend award of the Consultant contract with Florida Atlantic University for $221,638.00 effective July 1, 2007 through June  30, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  9. CC 11 Consultant Contract for Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc.

  10. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Agreement with Bonnie Valdes Consulting Services, Inc. for $21,750.00 effective June 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye
      Bob Kanjian-Aye

  11. CC 12 Consultant Contract for Center for Nonprofit Excellence

  12. Motions:
    I recommend award of the Consultant Agreement with Center for Nonprofit Excellence for $20,400.00 effective June 28, 2007 through August 31, 2008 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents. -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Bob Kanjian
      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: Burton Bernstein; Diane Hanfman; Curtis Sherrod; Jan Porter.

Board Discussion Item

  1. Report on Soda - Hansen

  2. Minutes: Mr. Hansen presented a report on health concerns with soda.

    Mrs. Burdick requested an update from the Superintendent regarding the number of schools still providing soda.

    The Superintendent and Mr. Moore stated that many of the schools have started down the road of transition.

  3. Community use of School Facilities - Kanjian

  4. Minutes: Mr. Kanjian reviewed that the schools are for community use and that whether they are being used for profit or non-profit that we treat them fairly. Mr. Kanjian also suggested that we review our interlocals to ensure ability for groups to use our facilities and encourage our community to use our resources.

    Dr. Robinson agreed that the schools do belong to the public and that school functions take priority but all other activities/functions should be welcomed.

    Mrs. Burdick agreed that the school should be a community use facility and discussed insurance issues that should also be addressed.

  5. Dress Guidelines - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed dress guidelines for teachers and suggested staff have a discussion with CTA to establish such guidelines.

    The Superintendent stated that to enforce such an issue it would have to be negotiated by CTA.

    Mr. Kanjian stated that the schools should have uniforms and teachers should dress professionally and that it should be a Board decision instead of a Principal decision.

    Dr. Robinson suggested we transcribe the discussion regarding dress code which she brought up when she first became a Board Member and review the suggestions at that time and then revisit the issue.

  7. Guidance Counselors - Robinson

  8. Minutes: Dr. Robinson expressed concern for Guidance Counselors and the issues on their plate and suggested we review their job description to see where we could assist them.

    Mrs. Burdick suggested reviewing funding and the number of students at each school.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 8:16 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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