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Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007


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Call to Order

  1. Convene: 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were led by: Students from Lighthouse Elementary and I

Opening Remarks

  1. Chairman 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-Suncoast Community High School Band Participates in New Year's Day Parade in Paris, France
  2. CLS2-Florida Department of Education Amendments to the Special Programs and Procedures Document
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC1-Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program, Inc.
3. Grants
  1. G1-Grant Application for Continuation of the Florida Inclusion Network Project Grant
  2. G2-Community Leadership Development Program
  3. G3-The Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund Grant for Belvedere Elementary
  4. G5-The Pew Public Education Fund Grant for Single School Culture for Academics
4. Charter Schools
  1. CS1-Third Amendment to Charter Agreement for Delray Youth Vocational Charter School
  2. CS2-Fourth Amendment to Agreement with Boca Raton Charter School
5. Transportation
  1. T-1 Consider Disposal of Salvage and Surplus Vehicles
  2. T-2 Consider Transfer of School Bus to Charter School
  3. T-3 Consider Transfer of School Bus to Charter School
6. Personnel
  1. PD1 Personnel Agenda
7. Planning
  1. PL1 First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement for Recreation Assistance Program Projects
8. Program Management
  1. Project Modification Chart FYI Informational Chart ONLY
  2. PM1 Crystal Lakes Elementary Project Modifications
9. Real Estate
  1. RE1- Park Vista HS / Sign Easement Palm Beach County
  2. RE 2- Olympic Heights HS-Approve the Revised Legal Descriptions
10. Purchasing
  1. P1 Approve the renewal of RFP 03C-023B for Medicaid Reimbursement
11. Purchasing/Construction
  1. CP-1 Renewal of Prequalifications
12. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC1 Consultant Contract for Accellearn LLC
  2. CC3 Consultant Contract for Dianne Morin, Inc.
  3. CC4 Consultant Contract for J3T Enterprises LLC
  4. CC5 Consultant Contract for Russo Consulting Group, Inc.
  5. CC6 Consultant Contract for The Write Side Poets, Inc.
  6. CC8 Consultant Contract for Professional Development for Achievement
  7. CC9 Consultant Contract for Schoolhouse Consulting Group, Inc.
  8. CC10 Consultant Contract for Sharon Koskoff
  9. CC11 Consultant Contract for Joan Collette
  10. CC12 Consultant Contract for Rebecca Pelletier
  11. CC13 Consultant Contract for Melanie Paulus
  12. CC14 Consultant Contract for McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership
  13. CC15 Consultant Contract for Ronald C. Coleman
  14. CC16 Consultant Contract for Mondo Publishing
  15. CC17 Consultant Contract with A L Jackson and Company
13. Financial Management
  1. FM1 Signatories For School Internal Bank Account
14. Insurance
  1. IN1 Auto Liability /Augustin Rios 648519
  2. IN2 Workers' Compensation /LR 131668
  3. IN3 Auto Liability /Lynvall Williams 538994
  4. IN4 The Beacon Group, Inc.

Presentations

  1. Lights On/Discover Afterschool

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims October 18, 2007, as Discover Afterschool! Day and commits this District to engage in innovative afterschool programs and activities to ensure our children and youth have access to affordable, high quality afterschool programs during non-school hours.-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

  3. Norman Bleshman
  4. Exceptional Student Education Week
  5. National Multicultural Diversity Day

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims October 15, 2007, as National Multicultural Diversity Day.-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

  7. Adult Education Center/Essay Contest Winners
  8. Safe Schools' FACE IT Wins State Award
  9. Community Blood Centers
  10. Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  11. Minutes: Dr. Richmond requested a point of personal privilege to tell all of the students and educators how proud she is of them and thanked fellow Board Members for their support of inclusion. Buddy Walk is Sunday at John Prince Park at 9:00 a.m.


    Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the attached Proclamation declaring Down Syndrome Awareness 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

Naming of Schools

  1. None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

  1. Student Representative Kaitlin Fallon from Jupiter High School

  2. Minutes: Kaitlin reported that two resolutions were presented at the last county council meeting but did not pass. Next County Council Meeting is November 8th and everyone is invited to attend.

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Elected Officials: None
  2. Delegations: Theo Harris
  3. Agenda Item Speakers: Gary Mitten; Carmen Campbell

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

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report:

  2. Minutes: Vice Chairman Richard Roberts reported on the following from the last Audit Committee meeting: corrective action for Leasing of Schools (such as an updated fee schedule, training for the schools, and checklist for lessees); 2006 Internal Funds Audit for Elementary and Middle Schools (SACC having problems with signature authorization and leasing facilities) and discussed corrective actions for the issues stated; updated Charter School Model Charter language; received update on ERP Program which is moving forward.

    Board Members briefly discussed the audit findings and inquired how personnel files (of employees sited in audit findings) are updated after employees resign as to not rehire these employees in the future.

  3. ISSOC Report:

  4. Minutes: George Elmore presented the following report from the last meeting: reviewed sales tax receipts from inception and sales tax expenses; interest earnings have exceeded our estimates; completed projects have increased from June to September; discusssed revising the plan to match the fiscal year and COPS decision by the Supreme Court.

  5. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC):

  6. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the following from the last CORC Meeting: Both items on the agenda this evening were approved; Lessons Learned Seminar had high turn out rate.

  7. Finance Committee Report: None
  8. Superintendent's Report:

  9. Minutes: The Superintendent reported the following: Congratulated Palm Beach County for three schools named as Title I Schools; Palm Beach County had two schools as No Child Left Behind schools; Turn Around Principals were recognized at an Orlando Meeting; this week is ESE Week; Maintence Department received Award; School Resource Officers preparing and training for all security situations; alternative to suspension is being organized; Palm Beach County is in full compliance with Class Size Reduction.

Unfinished Business

  1. None

Policy review

  1. None

Legal Review

  1. None

Expulsions

  1. None

New Business
1. Grants

  1. G4- Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) competitive grant awarded by the United States Department of Education in the amount of $10,875,550 effective October 18, 2007 through September 30, 2010, 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
    Minutes: For the Record - Mrs. Burdick stated that accepting this grant does not impact the School District's Capital Plan. Superintendent Johnson agreed.
    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

2. Personnel
  1. PD2 Personnel Addendum

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

3. Agreements/Contracts
  1. AC2-Cooperative Agreement with the SDBPC and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the continuation of the cooperative agreement with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for the delivery of alternative educational services at the Palm Beach County Jail from October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.-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

  3. AC3 Twelfth Amendment to the Agreement with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the twelfth amendment with the Health Care District for the provision of basic school heath services.-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

4. Planning
  1. PL2 Mediation Agreement Between the Town of Jupiter Vs. Palm Beach County School District

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board Approve the Mediation Agreement between the Town of Jupiter Vs. Palm Beach County School District  detailing the agreement both parties have entered into regarding the sharing of information related to student enrollment data and timelines related to the interlocal agreement for school concurrency. -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

5. Real Estate
  1. RE3 - New Suncoast HS Willie Mae Smith Eminent Domain Settlement

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Stipulated Final Judgment between Willie Mae Smith and the School Board of Palm Beach County in the case of School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida v. Parson Enterprises, Inc. et al. regarding the acquisition of certain real property consisting of 0.165 acres, more or less and authorize the School Board attorney to execute all related documents.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

6. Consultant Contracts
  1. CC2 Consultant Contract for Celebration Cake Design

  2. Motions:
    I recommend award of the consultant contracts with Celebration Cake Design for $32,000.00 effective October 18, 2007 through June 30, 2008 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

  3. CC7 Consultant Contract for Playimage, Inc.

Non-Agenda Speakers

  1. Time Certain 7:00 p.m.

  2. Minutes: The following members of the audience addressed the Board: Dr. William Barry; Teresa Badillo; Phyllis Musumuci; Donna Anthony; Joan Poorvan; Rick Fignar; Denise Lenard; Nate Collins.

Board Discussion Item

  1. NSBA's Pre-K Legislative Committee - Burdick

  2. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick asked if any other Board Members would like to participate in the NSBA Pre-K Legislative Committee and related activities.

    Mr. Graham suggested that Mrs. Burdick and Dr. Richmond cover the issue until the end of the year and they agreed.

  3. United Healthcare - Benaim

  4. Minutes: Dr. Benaim discussed the provider network for United Healthcare and requested that the parties come together in negotiations.

    The Superintendent agreed.

Adjourn

  1. Time: 7:35 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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