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School Board Meeting
February 17, 2010


Call to Order
1. 5:05 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and National Anthem

Minutes: 

Conniston Middle School performed before the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.

Following the National Anthem Micailah Lockhart an 8th grader at Bak Middle School of the Arts sang the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.


Opening Remarks
3. Dr. Benaim made opening remarks and welcomed everyone.

Approve Board Minutes
4. None

Board Member Disclosures
5. None

Presentations
6. Black History Month
7. New National Board Certified Teachers
8. Angelica Zavala Wins Governors Recognition Scholarship
9. National Career and Technical Education Month
Attachment: Career and Technical Education Month-2010.pdf

Motions:
I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims February 1 - 28, 2010, as Career and Technical Education Month in Palm Beach County and urge all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the Career and Technical Education programs in this community and to support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual work skills and productivity.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Carrie Hill
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

10. Becky Youngman Appointed Chevalier By French Government
11. School District United Way Campaign
12. National School Counseling Month
Attachment: National School Counseling Month Feb 2010.pdf

Motions:
I recommend the School Board of Palm Beach County proclaims the month of February 2010, as recognition month for School Counselors.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Frank Barbieri
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye


Consent
Curriculum/Learning Support

13. CLS1 - William T. Dwyer High School Spanish Club - Educational Trip to Greece
Attachment: Expenditure Justification Waiver.pdf
Attachment: Trip Itinerary.pdf
Attachment: Commitment to Safety.pdf
Attachment: Field Trip Activity Request.pdf
14. CLS2 - Jupiter Community High School Environmental Academy Field Trip to Panama
Attachment: Field Trip Activity Request.pdf
Attachment: Expenditure Justification Waiver.pdf
Attachment: Group Protection Plan.pdf
Attachment: Trip Itinerary.pdf
Attachment: Trip Itinerary.pdf
Attachment: Trip Itinerary.pdf
15. CLS3 - Watson B. Duncan Middle School - Spanish Club Trip to Spain and France
Attachment: Field Trip Activity Approval Request.pdf
Attachment: Expenditure Justification Waiver.pdf
Attachment: EF Tour Company - Cancellations, Refunds & Insurance.pdf
Attachment: Itinerary - France & Spain - 10 Days.pdf
Grants

16. G1 - Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) Donation
Attachment: Data Panel LETF.pdf
Agreements/Contracts

17. AC1 - Affiliation Agreements with Participating Healthcare Agency
Attachment: Kindred Hospital Palm Beach Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Kindred Hospital Palm Beach Addendum.pdf
Attachment: Kindred Hospital Palm Beach checklist.pdf
Attachment: Wellington Regional Medical Center Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Wellington Regional Medical Center Addendum.pdf
Attachment: Data Panels for Clinicals 2009-2010.pdf
Attachment: Wellington Regional Medical Center Checklist.pdf
18. AC2 - Cooperative Agreement with Gerard Academy/New Dominion
Attachment: Gerard Academy Data Panel.pdf
Personnel

19. PD1 - Personnel Agenda
Attachment: Feb17AgendaSeparationCounts.pdf
Attachment: February 17 2010 Agenda.pdf
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: Copy of New_IT_Positions_FY09_thru_ 2 16.10.pdf
Transportation

20. T1 Contracted Individual Transportation
Attachment: Contracted Transp Attchmnt 2-17-2010.pdf
Attachment: QAT1.pdf
Purchasing

21. P1 Underwriters Services Contract Extension ITN 06C-001N
Attachment: P2 06C 001N Original ITN.pdf
Attachment: 06C-001N-90 Day Underwriter.pdf
Attachment: QAP1.pdf
Purchasing/Construction

22. CP-1 New and Renewal of Prequalified Vendors
Attachment: Renewal Vendors 02-17-2010.pdf
Attachment: New Vendors 02-17-2010.pdf
Attachment: Current Prequalified Vendors 02-17-2010.pdf
23. CP-2 Request Additional Funds for Mechanical Electrical Plumbing
Attachment: MEP Funds Report2.pdf
Attachment: QACP2.pdf
Professional Services

24. PS 1 Professional Services Agreement with Lori Harbaruk
Attachment: Lori Harbaruk Previous Evaluation.pdf
Attachment: Lori Harbaruk Data Panel.pdf
Attachment: Lori Harbaruk Legal Checklist.pdf
Attachment: Lori Harbaruk Beneficial Interest.pdf
Attachment: Lori Harbaruk Contract.pdf
25. PS 2 Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Lauren A. Steele
Attachment: Lauren Steele Amendment and Contract.pdf
Attachment: Lauren Steele Beneficial Interest.pdf
Attachment: Lauren Steele Data Panel.pdf
Attachment: Lauren Steele Previous Evaluation.pdf
Attachment: Lauren Steele Legal Checklists.pdf
26. PS 3 Professional Services Agreement with Benjamin Freedman
Attachment: Benjamin Freedman Legal Checklist.pdf
Attachment: Benjamin Freedman Contract.pdf
Attachment: Benjamin Freedman Beneficial Interest.pdf
Budget

27. B1 Budget Amendments - December 2009
Attachment: December 2009 Amendments.pdf
Financial Management

28. FM1 December Interim Financial Statements
Attachment: FS - FINAL 12-31-2009.pdf
29. FM 2 - Signatories For School Internal Bank Account
Attachment: February 17, 2010.pdf
Insurance

30. IN1 - Modification to 403(b) Plan Document
Attachment: Plan Administration Agreement with Legal Checklist.pdf

Naming of Schools
31. None

Student Government Report
32. Student Government Representative Sara Canter presented a brief report of activities.

Delegations\Individual Appearances
33. Elected Officials:

Minutes: Representative Maria Sachs (by telephone).
34. Delegations:

Minutes: Harry Rawlings; Sgt. Bill Lammie; Robert Dow (by video); Helen Samango.
35. Agenda Item Speakers:

Minutes: Thomas Hawkins; Marcia Andrews; Jan Porter; Christina Howley; Gary Mitten.

Approval of Consent Agenda
36. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:
I recommend the Board approve the consent agenda as submitted.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Paulette Burdick
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye


Commitee Reports
37. Audit Committee Report - None
38. Construction Oversight and Review Committee Report (CORC):

Minutes: Lew Doctor presented the following CORC report from the last committee meeting:  reviewed all items on this evenings agenda and moved their approval; received an overview regarding the Concurrency Determination process and overview of the Master Controlled Insurance Program (MCIP) covering successes, lessons learned, safety and cost reductions; announced that the next meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2010.
39. Finance Committee Report: None
40. Superintendent's Report:

Minutes: Dr. Johnson discussed the economic crisis.

Unfinished Business
41. None

Policy Review
42. None

Legal Review
43. None

Expulsions
44. None

New Business
Personnel

45. PD2 - Personnel Addendum
Attachment: February 17 Addendum.pdf

Motions:
I recommend that the Board approve the Personnel Agenda Addendum as submitted.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Carrie Hill
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

Real Estate

46. RE-1 Palm Beach Lakes High School Campus Expansion
Attachment: Exhibit A-1 PBL.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit B.PBL.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit A.PBL.pdf
Attachment: checklist.pdf
Attachment: Agreement for Sale and Purchase.pdf
Attachment: QARE1.pdf
Attachment: 1993 Agreement.pdf
Attachment: QARE1.pdf

Motions:
I recommend that School Board approve the Real Estate Sale and Purchase Contract between Palm Beach County and the School Board of Palm Beach County for acquisition of the property containing 0.79 acres, more or less, for the Palm Beach Lakes High School 43 acre campus; and authorize the Superintendent and Chairman to sign all necessary documents. -
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri-
Monroe Benaim-
Paulette Burdick-
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill-
Sandra Richmond-
Debra Robinson-



Motions:
Amended Motion to authorize the expenditure of $25,869.83 and the current credit with the County would disappear. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Frank Barbieri
Second: Carrie Hill
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye



Motions:
Main Motion as Amended.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Frank Barbieri
Second: Carrie Hill
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

Consultant Contracts

47. PS 4 Professional Services Agreement with Alcalde & Fay, Ltd.
Attachment: Alcalde & Fay Ltd Previous Evaluation.pdf
Attachment: Alcalde & Fay Ltd Beneficial Interest.pdf
Attachment: Alcalde & Fay Ltd Contract.pdf
Attachment: Alcalde & Fay Ltd Legal Checklist.pdf

Motions:
I recommend award of the Professional Services Agreement with Alcalde & Fay, Ltd. for $74,400 per year effective March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2013 and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all needed documents.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri-
Monroe Benaim-
Paulette Burdick-
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill-
Sandra Richmond-
Debra Robinson-



Motions:
Postpone Item time certain of one week.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye


Non-Agenda Speakers
48. Time Certain 7:00 p.m. (OR conclusion of the meeting)

Minutes: 

Mike Dowling; Jane Kirkland; Rita Solnet; Mark Drautz; Michelle Enos; Alwynne Lamp; Janell Leatherman; Diane DeWolfe; Frederick Ritter; Peter Kimball.

Board Members returned to Board Discussion Items at 7:37 p.m.

At 7:55 p.m. Board Members returned to non agenda speakers as follows:  Sara Cuaresma; Michelle Kennedy; Andy Goldstein; Sue Davis Killian; Carol Eaddy Longford; Cookie Davis; Martha Warwick; Cynthia Callahan; Steve Tuman; Jazelle Salgado; Amy Goldberg; Theresa Andrus; Debbie Block; Betsy Visnick; Richard Madigan; Diane Eichfeld; Janis Kerber; Natalie D'Amato; Laura Davis; Diane Eichfeld; Jan Porter; Debra Turnbull; Mark Turnbull; Jennifer Deragon; Edith Pride; Jack Valvo; Bill Podradchik; Elizabeth Murray; Susan Petosa; Rachel Pignatto; Lisa Goldman; Tom Whatley; Michelle Adams; John Swales; Brian Adams; Darlene Staley; Marcia Andrews; Curtis Sherrod; Gordon Longhofer.

Motion by Barbieri/Richmond to extend the meeting was unanimously approved 5/0 with Robinson out of the room and Graham not present.

Laura Fellman; Susie Grubinik; Harris Slepian; Mary Hamelin; Dr. Kathy Gundlach.


Board Discussion Item
49. Benaim - Prescription Drug Abuse

Minutes: 

Dr. Benaim postponed his discussion item entitled prescription drug abuse of students after making comments about pain clinics moving into Palm Beach County and the need for the Board to pass a Resolution and encourage municipalities and other agencies to move forward in shutting these clinics down.

Dr. Robinson would support such a resolution and stated that there is huge problem with students getting medicine out of their own homes.

50. Robinson - Valedictorian

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson has requested the need to review the manner in which we calculate the Valedictorian rankings stating her desire would be the more collegiate manner.

Mrs. Hill would like staff to provide the factors in which it is calculated now versus the collegiate system Dr. Robinson is discussing. 

Dr. Benaim stated the need for a workshop on this issue and Board Members agreed.

51. Robinson - Principal Selection

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson requested a standardized procedure for community input in the selection of Principals providing an opportunity for the community to be involved.

Mrs. Burdick stated that at this workshop the plan adopted several years ago regarding how we select principals and involve the community be presented for discussion and possible revisions.

Board Members agreed to have a workshop on this topic.

52. Robinson - Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson stated that she would like to see the Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument modified prior to the evaluation.

Dr. Richmond questioned how many Board Members use the evaluation instrument and stated her dislike of the instrument.

Mrs. Hill questioned revisions she made last year and whether they have been incorporated such as Adequate Yearly Progress.

Dr. Johnson stated that Adequate Yearly Progress is a part of the process in the performance part of the instrument. 

Dr. Robinson would like Legal to review the evaluation instrument to see if the document can legally be altered at this time.

Mr. Harris from the Legal Department stated they will review the contract.

53. Robinson - High Achieving Students

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson discussed a concept from Commissioner Allie Biggs regarding investigating ways to provide and/or release the names of high achieving students for the purpose of acknowledging the students performance.

At Dr. Robinson's request Mr. Harris from the Legal Department agreed to work to get this in the student handbook (a release form for students).

54. Robinson - Haitian Earthquake Survivors & ELL/ESOL Program

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson requested a brief update from staff at a future meeting to talk about what this district is doing to assist the Haitian Earthquake Survivors, to receive an ESOL update and age discussion regarding these students.

Dr. Johnson stated that there have been 285 Haitian students accepted in Palm Beach County Schools.

55. Robinson - Innovative Strategies

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson requested the Board have a workshop to specifically discuss innovative strategies such year round schools and any other best practices we can come up with.

By concensus the Board agreed to workshop this topic.

Mrs. Burdick stated that she thought year round schools were a good idea and it was discussed approximately eight years ago without overwhelming support and discussed all of the concepts reviewed at that time.

56. Robinson - Wi-Fi on Buses

Minutes: 

Dr. Robinson referred to an article that wi fi settles down rowdy students and suggested starting with wi fi buses for teachers possibly from the coast to the Glades in order to help the problem of needing high performing teachers in the Glades.  Dr. Robinson would like to receive the cost of such an endeavor.

Dr. Benaim agreed to have staff provide the cost.

Mrs. Burdick requested that when this item comes back a report be presented from the individuals which the district hired to assist with this issue.


Adjourn
57. 10:18 p.m.


Motions:
Motion to adjourn at 10:18 p.m.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Not Present
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye







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