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Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004


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

Call to Order

  1. The meeting began at 5:10 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem

Opening Remarks

  1. Opening Comments - Tom Lynch

Approve Board Minutes

  1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the minutes as listed above.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

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

  1. Disclosures - None

Consent Agenda Items
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. Approve William T. Dwyer High School's Choral Department's Trip to London
  2. Approve Independence Middle School's 6th Grade Science Students' Trip to Costa Rica
  3. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  4. Final Expenditures to Discover Palm Beach County, Inc.
  5. Approval of Contract for Pre-Kindergarten Center Based Program
2. Agreements/Contracts
  1. PBCC America Reads Challenge Program
  2. MOU Between CTA, NCF&O, PBA, and AESOP Regarding Medical Plans
  3. Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Grant for Belle Glade Elem
3. Grants
  1. Sisterhood Program at Village Academy Elementary School
  2. Brotherhood Program at Village Academy Elementary School
  3. Dissemination Grant Application for Renaissance Learning Center
  4. Implementation Grant for Project C.H.I.L.D. To Cypress Trails Elementary
  5. Voluntary Public School Choice Mentor District Project Grant
4. Transportation
  1. CONTRACTED INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTATION
5. Personnel
  1. Nova Southeastern Amendment
  2. Personnel Agenda
6. Planning
  1. Interlocal Agreement - School Board, Palm Beach County & City of Greenacres for 03-KK
7. Program Management
  1. Educational Specifications for Boynton Beach High
  2. Project Modifications for William T. Dwyer
  3. Reduction of Retainage for Osceola Creek Middle
  4. Reduction of Retainage for Pierce Hammock
  5. Project Modifications for Boca Raton Middle
8. Real Estate
  1. Agreement for Sale of Property to the City of Belle Glade
9. Purchasing
  1. ProQuest Information & Learning Company
  2. Debarment of Artco Bell
  3. RFP 02C-001S for Underwriters
  4. Purchase of Pearson Digital Learning
10. Purchasing/Construction
  1. Amendment to James B. Pirtle Const. for John I Leonard
  2. Amendment to James B. Pirtle Const. for Seminole Ridge
  3. New Prequalified Vendors and Renewal of Prequalified Vendors
  4. Reject All Bids for an Exterior Painting Bid
11. Consultant Contracts
  1. Consultant Contract with Dick Reed
  2. Consultant Contract with Robert Litt
  3. Consultant Contract with Carlton Newton
  4. Consultant Contract with Miriam Warren
  5. Consultant Contract with Institute for School Innovation
  6. Consultant Contract Amendment with Glass Productions, Inc.
  7. Consultant Contract with Olivia Rogers
12. Budget
  1. Budget Amendments - October 2004
13. Financial Management
  1. Signers for School Internal Funds Bank Accounts
  2. October 2004 Monthly Financial Statements
  3. KPMG Management Letter for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2004
  4. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report June 30, 2004
14. Insurance
  1. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM SETTLEMENT
  2. PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE
  3. BOILER AND MACHINERY INSURANCE POLICY
  4. PURCHASE PROPERTY INSURANCE
  5. WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM SETTLEMENT

Presentations

  1. Red Ribbon Week-Student Contest Winners
  2. 2004 USDA Best Practice Award
  3. The League of Educational Awareness of the Holocaust
  4. Bhetty Waldron - Nationally Acclaimed Teacher and Actress

Naming of Schools

  1. Naming of Schools - None

Student Government Report: Student Representative

Delegations/Individual Appearances & Reports

  1. Auditor General Report on Significant Findings and Financial Trends

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board accept the Auditor General Report No. 2005-054.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. Elected Officials - Irv Schlossberg
  4. Delegations - Teri Harmon; Theo Harris
  5. Agenda Speakers - Gary Mitten; Jan Porter; Doug Saenz

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Consent Agenda

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Consent Agenda as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Committee Report

  1. Audit Committee Report

  2. Minutes: Cindy Adair presented a summary from the last Audit Committee Meeting.

  3. Construction Oversight and Review Committee (CORC)

  4. Minutes: Lou Doctor presented the report form the last CORC meeting.

  5. Student Government Report

  6. Minutes: Student Government Representative Rico Hernan presented the report from the last Student Government Meeting and invited the Superintendent and all Board Members to attend the next meeting.

  7. Superintendent's Report

  8. Minutes: Superintendent Art Johnson presented a report of events since the last Board Meeting.

Unfinished Business

Policy review

Legal Review

  1. Retainer Extension, Randall Burks

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the Board extend its retainer of Randall Burks, Esquire, as legal consultant in adm-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Expulsions

  1. Expulsions
  2. Expulsions

  3. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the early reinstatement of Student 03/04-X-068.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  4. Expulsions
  5. Expulsions
  6. Expulsions
  7. Expulsions

New Business
1. Curriculum/Learning Support

  1. Agreement with the Prevention Partnerships for Children, Inc.

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Memorandum of Agreement with The Prevention Partnershi-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. School Advisory Council

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the FY2005 School Advisory Council Membership Report.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. School Improvement Plans

  6. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the school improvement plans for Schools in School Improve-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. Approval of Contract for Pre-Kindergarten School Based Programs

  8. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve a contract for the Prevention Partnership for Children, In-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

2. Grants
  1. Reading Coach and Mathematics Coach Grant

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Florida Department of Education Reading Coach and Math-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

3. Charter Schools
  1. Seven Charter School Applications

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the applications for seven Charter Schools, effective Dece-FAIL
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

4. Personnel
  1. Personnel Addendum #1

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Personnel Agenda Addendum #1 as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. Personnel Addendum #2

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the Board approve the Personnel Addendum #2 as submitted.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Sandra Richmond
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

5. Agreements/Contracts
  1. Cooperative Agreements with 15 Agencies

  2. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Cooperative Agreements with Community Agencies to prov-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

6. Program Management
  1. Final Payment for Palm Beach Gardens High

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board ratify Project Modifications in the amount of $49,323.55, approve Reduc-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. Final for Pleasant City

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve Reduction of Retainage from 1% to 0%, approve Final Payment and-0

    Postpone until Monday 12/20/04.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. Project Modifications for Forest Hill Community High

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board ratify Project Modifications for the addition of eighteen (18) consecut-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

7. Real Estate
  1. Highland Elementary - Real Estate Purchase Contract for Acquisition of Property

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of L-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. Highland Elementary - Real Estate Purchase Contract for Acquisition of Property

  4. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of L-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. Interlocal Agreement with Palm Beach Gardens

  6. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the Interlocal Agreement between The City of Palm Beach Gardens and the Scho-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. Northboro Elementary - Real Estate Purchase Contract for Acquisition of Property

  8. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract for acquisition of N-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Paulette Burdick
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

8. Purchasing
  1. Processing of Commodity Pork

  2. Motions:
    I recommend approval of the processing of commodity pork by J.T.M. Provisions, Inc. and au-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Monroe Benaim
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Nay
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  3. Agreement with School Bus Media, Inc.

  4. Motions:
    I recommend that the School Board approve the Agreement with School Bus Media, Inc. and authorize th-0

    All ads to be displayed on a school bus must be displayed in the Board room first (through a board m-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Bill Graham
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Not Present
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

    An opt out provision for parents not wanting their children exposed to this type of advertisements a-0

    The main motion as amended.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion:
      Second:
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Nay
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. RFP 04C-027N, Academy Marketing Plan

  6. Motions:
    I recommend the award of RFP 04C-027N, Develop a Marketing Plan for Academy Programs, and authorize -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Paulette Burdick
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

9. Purchasing/Construction
  1. Amendment to The Weitz Company for W.T. Dwyer

  2. Motions:
    I recommend the School Board approve an Amendment to the Agreement and authorize the Superinten-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Nay
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

Non-Agenda Speakers

Board Discussion Item

  1. Vending Machines

  2. Minutes: Mr. Hansen discussed Dr. Katz's Workshop regarding obesity and healthy choices and possibly having a workshop to further discuss healthier choices in vending machines.

    Dr. Benaim agreed that a workshop is necessary and invites input from principals.

    Board Members discussed revenues from vending machines.

    The Board agreed to have a workshop which would include principal input and food services representation.

    Mrs. Burdick referred to an article where School Districts changed their vending machine contents and sales actually went up.

  3. Historic Courthouse

  4. Minutes: Mr. Graham discussed historic restoration preservation with regard to the courthouse and thanked the Education Committee of the Historical Society for their assistance with pursuing grants to assist our students.

  5. Council of Urban Boards of Education CUBE Annual Dues

  6. Minutes: Mr. Graham discussed payment of a $5,000 membership fee for CUBE annual dues. Mr. Lynch stated that Council of Great City Schools is the best organization and Mr. Graham agreed.

    Mrs. Burdick requested the Board consider joining CUBE and Dr. Richmond agreed.

    Mr. Lynch suggested that the Board join for a year and review at the end of the year to evaluate the benefits.

  7. Health Fair and Smoking Cessation for District Employees

  8. Minutes: Dr. Robinson was not present; therefore, this item will be discussed at a later date.

  9. Discussion of Youth Violence

  10. Minutes: Prior to Dr. Richmond discussing her Youth Violence item she offered a motion on the Charter School item discussed earlier in the meeting.

    Motion to Rescind: On motion of Richmond/Graham, the Board unanimously approved (6/0) to reconsider item 9C(3) regarding Charter Schools.

    9C(3)Seven Charter School Applications - On motion of Graham/Benaim, the Board approved 4/2 with Graham/Hansen/Lynch/Richmond voting in favor of the motion and Benaim/Burdick voting against the motion.


    Mr. Lynch suggested that Chief Kelly serve on the new Committee for Youth Violence in place of himself as Chairman.

    Following Board Member discussion regarding the appropriate appointee for the committee, Board Members agreed to have Chief Kelly serve on the committee and Dr. Johnson serve when necessary.

    Board Members further discussed things that could be done to assist with youth violence and Dr. Benaim suggested a pilot program at two middle schools (with appropriate statistics)for an intramural sports program.

    Board Members requested that Dr. Johnson review a budget for such programs.

  11. 59th Florida School Board Association Conference

  12. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick provided the Board with an update from the FSBA Conference regarding No Child Left Behind and other legislative issues and meetings.

    Mr. Lynch announced that this item can be brought to the Board in two weeks at a Special Meeting for a Board vote.

  13. Achievement Matters for All

  14. Minutes: Due to the absence of Dr. Robinson this item was withdrawn.

  15. Commemoration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

  16. Minutes: Due to the absence of Dr. Robinson this item was withdrawn.

  17. Indoor Air Quality Committee

  18. Minutes: Mrs. Burdick expressed the importance of indoor air quality with regard to Royal Palm School and Indian Ridge and requested establishing a committee to review our policies, programs and resources.

    Mr. Lynch feels staff is proactive and has professionals in the positions to ensure indoor air quality will be addressed and the need for a committee is not necessary. Mr. Lynch encouraged all Principals to report any indoor air quality issues at thier school to the attention of the appropriate staff.

    Dr. Johnson stated that staff will schedule a workshop to further discuss this issue.

Adjourn

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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