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Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006


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

Call to Order

  1. Start Time - 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem were led by: Jillian Jonas a student at D

Opening Remarks

  1. Opening Remarks were made by Mr. Lynch who wished everyone a happy new year.

Approve Board Minutes

  1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

  2. Minutes: This approval includes the revised Minutes of September 28, 2005 regarding Equipment Lease.


    Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Minutes as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Mark Hansen
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Not Present
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Not Present
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

(Disclosures by Board Members - Chairman: Do any board members have disclosures to make?)

  1. None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS1-Jupiter High School's Field Trip to Spain and France
  2. CLS2-Palm Beach Gardens High School's Field Trip to Italy
  3. CLS3-Independence Middle School's Educational Field Trip to Costa Rica
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Cooperative Agreements with Community Child Care Centers
  2. AC2-Agreement with Discover Palm Beach County, Inc., and ARAMARK, Inc.
  3. AC3-Memorandum of Agreement with Palm Beach County Health Department
  4. AC4 Sale and assignment of ACS, State and Local Solutions (ACS/SLS), Inc. to ARBOR E&T, LLC
3. Grants
  1. G1-Challenge Grants For Gifted Education Program
  2. G2-Education Partnerships - Alternative Education/Public Private Partnership Grant
  3. G3-Pew Grant Amendment
4. Charter Schools
  1. CS2-Consider Approval of the Public Charter Schools Federal Grant Program 2005-2006 Implementation S
  2. CS3-Second Amendment to the Charter for Palm Beach Military Academy
5. Transportation
  1. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
6. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
  2. PD2 Personnel Addendum
7. Professional Standards
  1. PS1-PERSONNEL DISCIPLINARY ACTION
8. Planning
  1. PL1 Park Vista High School Flyloft and Orchestra Pit Bond Agreement
9. Program Management
  1. PM1 Project Modifications for H.L. Watkins Middle
  2. PM2 Project Modifications for Roosevelt Elementary
  3. PM3 Retainage and Final for Santaluces High
10. Real Estate
  1. RE1 Option to Extend Lease Agreement between Palm Beach County and the School
11. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP1 Architectural Agreement for Palm Beach Lakes HS
  2. CP2 CM at Risk Agreement for Boca Raton HS Stadium
  3. CP3 CM at Risk Agreement for Pahokee HS Stadium
  4. CP4 New and Renewal of Pre-Qualified Vendors
12. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC2 Laluna Entertainment
  2. CC3 Dr. Greg Brigman of Atlantic Education Consultants
  3. CC4 Dr. Dianne C. Buhr
13. Budget
  1. B1 Budget Amendments – November 2005
14. Financial Management
  1. FM2. The Palm Beach County School Internal Accounts Signature Authorization
  2. FM3. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  3. FM5. Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended Septembr 30, 2005.
  4. FM6. Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended October 31, 2005
  5. FM7. Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended November 30, 2005.
15. Insurance
  1. IN1 General Liability /Joseph Finley as parent of Julianne Finley
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /WL 613847

Presentations

  1. National Board Certified Teachers
  2. Award Winning Science Teachers
  3. Kaleidoscope 2006
  4. Education Foundation Obtains $187,500 Student Tutoring Grant
  5. First Graduating Class Life Skills Center
  6. Two Programs Aid Students Over Holidays

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Student Representative - Andrea Lanao presented a report from the last Student Government meeting.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials - None
  2. Delegations - Theo Harris
  3. Agenda Item Speakers - Jim Utterback

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda Approval

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the consent agenda as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      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: Mr. Chiu presented an update regarding the internal audit and Cindy Adair stated that the Management Letter and CAFR were released last week and outlined findings in the management letter.

    Board Members asked questions regarding ERP and audit findings.

    Cindy Adair outlined the responses between the Audit Committee and Nguza Saba Charter School. Cindy Adair also discussed in detail, the audit findings of Survivors Charter School and the possibility of reporting the findings to the State Attorney and/or IRS.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Commitee (CORC) Report -

  4. Minutes: Sam Shannon presented the CORC Report from the last meeting as follows: Current membership and vacancies; issues presented by Mr. Sanches; approval of the consent agenda this evening with regard to construction and real estate items; approved "retainage" policy; currently elected new Chair and Vice Chair.

    Thanked CORC for their dedication to the School District.

  5. Finance Committee Report - None
  6. Independent Sales Surtax Oversight Committee (ISSOC) Report -

  7. Minutes: George Elmore presented the report regarding times and locations of future meetings; vacancy on committee; announced that the revised charter was approved at the last meeting; update of Boca projects and purchases.

    Mr. Lynch thanked Mr. Elmore and the committee for their dedication to the School District.

  8. Superintendent's Report -

  9. Minutes: The Superintendent recognized Michael Burke for receiving the Government Finance Officers Assocation (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award; announced completion of F-CAT preparations and that the black-out period prior to F-CAT is occuring at this time.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. Policy 3.80 Leave of Absence - Emergency Rule

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the Board adopt the proposed amendments to Policy 3.80, entitled “Leave of Absence,” as an emergency rule to protect the public health, safety, or welfare under Fla. Stat. § 120.54(4)(a), and as advertised through a public notice as shown below.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Not Present
      Bill Graham-Aye

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. CLS4-Training One Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the training and related costs for one Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at The Ohio State University or comparable university, during the 2006-2007 school year,  and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to the training which are required for implementation of the agreement to train teacher leaders.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

2. Charter Schools
  1. CS1 Denial of Charter School Application - Dot's Success Academy

  2. Motions:
    It is recommended that this application be denied-PASS
    Minutes: Mr. Williams requested staff state for the record that this item was rejected for good cause. Janice Cover stated the application be denied for the following reasons: educational program; facility; financial management; risk management; and food service.
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. CS4-Denial of Charter School Application - Osprey Charter Middle School

  4. Motions:
    It is recommended that this application be denied.-PASS
    Minutes: For the Record Janice Cover stated that the charter was denied for the following reasons: facility; finance; existing school financial non-compliance.
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

3. Real Estate
  1. RE2 - New Riviera Beach Area High School

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 11,875 square feet, more or less, located on Avenue “I”, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the Suncoast High School Campus, as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures 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: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. RE3 New Riviera Beach Area High School

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of an improved parcel of land containing 9,750 square feet, more or less, located on Avenue “J”, Riviera Beach which property is adjacent to the Suncoast High School Campus, as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures 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: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

    Motion to reconsider.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

    Motion to postpone for one month.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Nay

  5. RE4 New Riviera Beach Area High School

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract, the Addendum to Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract, and the Post Closing Occupancy Agreement for acquisition of 3031 Avenue “I”, Riviera Beach consisting of 1.447 acres which property is adjacent to the Suncoast High School Campus as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures 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.-0

    Until the Superintendent brings the other parcel back.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Nay
      Bill Graham-Nay

  7. RE5 New Suncoast High School

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contact for acquisition of an improved parcel of land and a vacant parcel of land, collectively property containing 9,476 square feet, more or less, located on Avenue “S”, Riviera Beach, which property is adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Middle School campus, as herein described; approve a Resolution declaring structures 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: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Nay
      Sandra Richmond-Not Present
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Project Mind, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contracts with Project Mind, Inc., and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

5. Financial Management
  1. FM1. Disposition of Tangible Personal Property

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board remove from active status all records associated with tangible personal property that were reported stolen, not located or had no residual utility or commercial value and reinstate items previously reported missing or stolen.  These items have been submitted to the Audit Committee for their review prior to submission to the Board.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Not Present

  3. FM4. KPMG Management Letter for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2005

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the Independent Auditor’s Management Letter as prepared by KPMG for the School District of Palm Beach County.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 8:00 p.m. - None

Board Discussion Item

  1. Encouraging Dress Code Policies - Robinson

  2. Minutes: Dr. Robinson stated that the dress code policy could be an incentive to all schools.

    Dr. Johnson explained that this could be encouraged and staff could review the performance of students with dress codes compared to those who do not with regard to student achievement.

    Mrs. Burdick stated she would be interested in finding out how many schools do not have a uniform policy (by elementary/middle/high).

  3. FCAT Black Out Days - Robinson

  4. Minutes: Dr. Robinson stated that she has had several teachers complain about FCAT black out days and equity with meetings such as performances in art versus athletics.

    Dr. Johnson defined FCAT black out days and when the restrictions apply emphasizing athletics are bound by those rules.

    Dr. Robinson requested that Dr. Johnson have a generic discussion with Principals regarding this issue.

  5. Increase Student Physical Activity - Robinson

  6. Minutes: Dr. Robinson requested an update regarding our goal to increase physical activity and what we are doing to go in that direction.

    Mr. Hansen emphasized the benefits of exercise.

    Mr. Lynch stated that he would also like to add teaching CPR to some of our programs. At least at a few grade levels.

  7. NSBA (CUBE) Membership - Lynch

  8. Minutes: Mr. Lynch discusssed the renewal of the NSBA CUBE Membership and whether the Board supported the renewal.

    Dr. Robinson stated that the Council of Great City Schools handles the issues just as well.

  9. Center for Creative Education - Richmond

  10. Minutes: Dr. Richmond discussed the positive aspects of the Center for Creative Education and encouraged Board Members to visit the center.

  11. School Start Time - Robinson

  12. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed changing the school start time to more adequately serve our students and suggested flipping elementary and high school start times.

    Dr. Johnson updated the Board on pros and cons of flipping high school and elementary school and discussed the issue of high school students working in the afternoon.

    Mrs. Burdick suggested using the late start time as a "choice school" and she also discussed year round schools.

    Dr. Johnson stated that he will work on the issue of possibly trying this at one school as a choice school.

    Mr. Williams updated the Board with regard to bargaining the impact with the teachers.

  13. Cultural Competency - Robinson

  14. Minutes: Dr. Robinson discussed the need to broaden the opportunities in our schools for students to learn more about cultural competency. Dr. Robinson referred to an article in the American School Board Journal that documented the benefits for students when teachers are culturally competent and asked Dr. Johnson to encourage training in cultural competency.

    Dr. Johnson agreed.


  15. Greater Florida Consortium - Lynch

  16. Minutes: Mr. Lynch asked which Board Members will be attending the meeting of Greater Florida Consortium in Broward County tomorrow. Mr. Graham responded that he would.

    Mr. Lynch suggested checking with Board Members prior to scheduling these meetings. Dr. Johnson stated that this was previously scheduled.

    Dr. Richmond stated she would attend and Mr. Hansen stated he will try to attend.

Adjourn

  1. Time - 7:45 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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