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Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 19, 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: Students from Palm Beach Central High School

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. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-Adults with Disabilities Grant
  2. CLS2-Proposal to Obtain Radio license from FCC
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Family Central Rate Agreement for Subsidized Child Care
  2. AC2-Memorandum of Agreement with Prevention Partnerships for Children, Inc. (PPC).
  3. AC3-Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Agreement
  4. AC4-Interagency Agreement Between the School Board of Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Coun
  5. AC5-Amendment 1 to the Head Start Delegate Agency Agreement
3. Grants
  1. G2-PrimeTime Champs Afterschool Enrichment Initiative
  2. G3-Contract to Provide QIS Coaching/Technical Assistance
  3. G4-Agreement with United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  4. G5-Learning for Life Grant Application
4. Charter Schools
  1. CS2-Second Amendment to Charter Agreement for Delray Youth Vocational Charter School
  2. CS3-Termination of Montessori of Northern Palm Beach Charter School
5. Transportation
  1. T1 Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority
6. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
7. Planning
  1. PL1 MerryPlace Development Cooperative Agreement and Teacher Eligibility Criteria
8. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart – FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Coral Reef Elementary Project Modifications
9. Real Estate
  1. RE-5 (05-C) Western Boca Raton Elementary Site Acquisition
10. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve 04C-003B - RFP for Employee Assistance Program
  2. P2 Approve 04C-001HN RFP for Prequalification of CPA Firms
  3. P3 Approve 04C-004B - RFP for Printing Services
  4. P4 Approve Statements of Work for Managesoft Software Test and Production Upgrade
  5. P5 Additional Expenditure Request for RFP 05C-010N Environmental Consulting Services
  6. P6 Approve Additional Expenditure for RFP 05C-009N Asbestos and Industrial Hygiene Consulting
  7. P7 Approve the Agreement with RFP Depot, LLC.
11. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-1 New and Renewal of Prequalifications
  2. CP-2 Renewal of Architectural Services on Continuing Contract
12. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing
  2. CC2 Consultant Contract for Whatever It Takes, Inc.
  3. CC3 Consultant Contract for Gulfstream Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc.
  4. CC4 Consultant Contract for Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
  5. CC5 Consultant Contract for Darren Smith
  6. CC6 Consultant Contract for J Davis Percussion Services
  7. CC7 Consultant Contract for Jeff Bridges
  8. CC8 Consultant Contract for Center for Creative Education, Inc.
  9. CC9 A-C Consultant Contracts for Smile Youth Services
  10. CC10 Consultant Contracts for Professional Development for Achievement, Inc.
  11. CC11 Consultant Contracts for Glass Productions, Inc.
13. Financial Management
  1. FM1 SIGNATORIES FOR SCHOOL INTERNAL BANK ACCOUNT
14. Insurance
  1. IN1 Auto Liability /TC 674812
  2. IN2 Auto Liability /AT 761875

Presentations

  1. International Science and Engineering Fair Winners
  2. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Month

  3. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board adopt the proclamation recognizing September, 2007 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Month.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  4. 2007 SECME Winners
  5. Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board declare September 15-October 15, 2007 as Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month and showcase the unique diversity of the Hispanic culture and contributions.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. Future Authors Writing Workshop
  8. 2007 National Academic Games Winners
  9. Wellington High School-Drum Majorettes National Champions

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Dawn Friedman - Jupiter High School

  2. Minutes: Dawn Friedman presented the following report from the September 12, 2007 council meeting: thanked Dr. Johnson for attending; a parliamentary procedures test was given to establish a parliamentarian; next meeting is October 11, 2007.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: None
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: None

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: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report:

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented the following report from the previous Audit Committee Meeting: update of vending machines audit, IT security enhancement control audit, P-Card audit, G-Star School of the Arts and Motion Picture Audit; Proposed projects for the audit plan will be discussed at a joint meeting with the Board on October 31, 2007; received charter school update; received pre-qualification of CPA Firms; received ERP update.

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

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following report from the last Construction Oversight and Review Committee Meeting: Norm Bleshman resigned and they will be looking for a replacement and a way to recognize him for his years of service.

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

  7. Minutes: Dr. Johnson presented his report of events since the last Board Meeting: Attended the I Make A Difference Award Program; attended the Student Council meeting; met with 750 maintenance workers and recognized their hard work; hosted the Unified Family Court Seminar; attended the Tri-County Meeting in Broward; attended Palm Beach Lodging Convention; attended symposium for prevention of gang violence; attended State Board of Education Meeting in Tampa; enrollment is about 2,000 over the decline we expected; recognized new Principal of Melaleuca Elementary School.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. LR-1 Outside Counsel Contract with Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Boniske, P.L.

  2. Minutes: This item was withdrawn.

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G1-School Readiness Rate Agreement with Early Childhood Education

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the School Readiness Child Care Rate Agreement with Family Central, Inc. for subsidized child care in selected elementary schools in the amount of $1,550,963 effective August 22, 2007, through 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 grant activities.  -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

  3. G6-Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Services Grant

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Services Discretionary Grant from the Florida Department of Education for $131,705, effective July 1, 2007 through 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: Monroe Benaim
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

2. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Fourth Amendment to Charter Agreement for Western Academy

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Fourth Amendment to the Charter Agreement for Western Academy Charter School.-0

    Motion to postpone to next regularly scheduled meeting Board Meeting in October.-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

3. Personnel
  1. PD2-Master Inservice Plan

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Master Inservice Plan to include new components added since April 18, 2007.-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

  3. PD3 Personnel Addendum

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

4. Real Estate
  1. RE-1 Boca Raton High School/Sprint Spectrum-Generator Installation

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the First Amendment to Site Specific Memorandum to Master Lease Agreement with Sprint Spectrum Realty Company; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. RE-2 Seacrest Campus (“Old” Atlantic HS)/Sprint Spectrum-Generator Installation

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the First Amendment to Site Specific Memorandum to Master Lease Agreement with Sprint Spectrum Realty Company to lease additional ground space at Seacrest Campus (“Old” Atlantic High School); and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. RE-3 Calusa Elementary/Sprint Spectrum-Generator Installation

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the First Amendment to Site Specific Memorandum to Master Lease Agreement with Sprint Spectrum Realty Company to lease additional ground space at Calusa Elementary; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. RE-4 (03-W) Royal Palm Beach Area Elementary

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved property containing 4.77 acres, and a vacant parcel containing 4.77 acres, more or less, located in Unincorporated Palm Beach County, Florida, which is needed for the New Elementary School campus 03-W, 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: Debra Robinson
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  9. RE-6 Broadmoor Seventh Amendment

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 7:00 p.m.

  2. Minutes: Jan Porter

Board Discussion Item

  1. Government and Public Administration Magnet - Richmond

  2. Minutes: Dr. Richmond discussed the possibility of creating a Government and Public Administration Magnet and requested Board input.

    Dr. Johnson and Board Members discussed the pros and cons of such a program and stated that there is a high demand for such a magnet program or career academy.

    Dr. Johnson stated that this issue will be reviewed.

  3. Florida Municipal Construction Insurance Trust - Graham

  4. Minutes: Mr. Graham stated that there is a vacancy on the Florida Municipal Construction Insurance Trust and is requesting support from the Board to submit an application to become a member of the Board.

    Board Members agreed.

  5. Riviera Beach Elementary Boundaries - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested a change to the Riviera Beach Elementary boundaries so children don't have to cross Blue Heron Boulevard anymore.

    Board Members agreed to have the Boundary Committee review the boundaries for changes pertaining to Riviera Beach Elementary School.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:05 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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