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Spec Mtgs and Wkshops re Academics
February 11, 2009


Convene
1. Time: 4:55 p.m.

Public Comments
2. None

Consent
Agreements and Contracts

3. AC1 - Cooperative Agreement with SP Behavioral, LLC, dba Sandy Pines
Attachment: Sandy Pines Cooperative Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Sandy Pines Data Panel.pdf
Attachment: Sandy Pines Business Assoc Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Sandy Pines Policies & Procedures.pdf
Attachment: Sandy Pines Contract Review Checklist.pdf
Minutes: 

The purpose of this confirming cooperative agreement is to provide a highly restrictive, therapeutic educational/residential facility for a student with a disability whose aggressive and impulsive behaviors have escalated to the point that the student requires crisis stabilization and a diagnostic evaluation in order to determine the appropriate educational services and placement.

Although backdating agreements is not our standard practice, it was necessary in this particular case due to the time it takes to secure a bed in a residential facility. It does not prejudice the rights of the School Board.

This contract is presented to the Board to provide placement in the recommended facility.

Prior to placement in the residential facility the student was receiving ESE services at Palm Beach Lakes High School.

The cooperative agreement is in compliance with State Board Rule 6A.6-0361, "Special Programs Contractual Agreements with Non-Public Schools".



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve the confirming cooperative agreement with SP Behavioral, LLC, dba Sandy Pines Hospital in the amount of $10,500 for the educational and residential costs for a student with disabilities from February 9, 2009 through March 10, 2009, and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents related to this agreement.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Not Present
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

Curriculum and Learning Support

4. CLS1 - Charter School District Waiver of Florida Statute 1003.436(1)(a)
Attachment: Charter School District Waiver 1003.436(1)(a).pdf
Attachment: Charter School District Waiver 1003.436(1)(a) Data Panel.pdf
Minutes: 

§         This waiver will enable the school district to have greater flexibility to meet student needs.

§         Students in courses in classrooms can have similar flexibility with time as those taking online courses.

§         The waiver can give schools the flexibility to offer more than 7 courses in one year to a student.

§         This waiver prevents a student from becoming bored and disengaged if they have mastered the coursework.

§         Students who struggle can move at their own pace, perhaps taking longer than one semester to complete work.

§         Semesters with fewer days than 90 days, will not present a problem for students who have several excused absences which prevent them from fulfilling the 135 hour commitment.

§         Mastery-based learning is a highly researched, recommended strategy.

§         Mastery learning allows students many more opportunities.



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve the Charter School District Waiver of Florida Statute 1003.436(1)(a) and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all related documents.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

5. CLS2 - Charter School District Waiver of Florida Statutes 1001.42(4)(f)
Attachment: Charter School District Waiver 1001.42(4)(f).pdf
Attachment: QACLS2.pdf
Attachment: Broward, Martin, and Mimai-Dade School Calendars.pdf
Minutes: 

>       Florida Statute Sec. 1001.42 (4) (f) requires the District to fix the opening date of any given school year no earlier then 14 days before Labor Day. Pursuant to this provision of statutes, the District may not open schools for the 2009-2010 school year any earlier than Monday, August 24, 2009. This is a week later than the opening date of the current (2008-2009) school year.

>       The District is a Charter District and this unique status allows the School Board to seek waivers of State Law and of rules and regulations of the Department of Education

>       The District Calendar Committee convened January 22, 2009 and unanimously approved two 2009-2010 calendar options for consideration by the Superintendent of Schools. The committee approved the August 17, 2009 start date option with the understanding that the District would seek an enabling waiver.

>       The Charter District Waiver Committee convened February 3, 2009 and gave consideration to the District's proposed request for a waiver of the requirements of F.S 1004.42(4)(f). The Committee unanimously endorsed the waiver and recommended that the District seek the approval of the State Board of Education.

>       The District's Academic Leadership Team strongly supports seeking this waiver and are of the opinion that the additional days coupled with ending the semester prior to winter recess will impact academic strategic goals, programmatic initiatives and student learning.

>       Upon School Board approval of this recommendation, the waiver will be submitted to the Florida Department of Education.

 



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve the recommendation of the Charter District Waiver Committee and authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the State Board of Education a request to waive the provisions of Florida Statutes Sec. 1001.42(4)(f) and allow the School District of Palm Beach County Florida to adopt 2009-2010 school calendar that starts the 2009-2010 school year on August 17, 2009.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

Expulsions

6. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-011
Attachment: 0809-x-011.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: QAX011.pdf
7. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-012
Attachment: 0809-x-012.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: QA012.pdf
8. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-017
Attachment: 0809-x-017.pdf (Confidential Item)
9. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-020
Attachment: 0809-x-020.pdf (Confidential Item)
10. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-022
Attachment: 0809-x-022.pdf (Confidential Item)
11. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-035
Attachment: 0809-x-035.pdf (Confidential Item)
12. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-036
Attachment: 0809-x-036.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: QAX036.pdf
13. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-037
Attachment: 0809-x-037.pdf (Confidential Item)
14. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-043
Attachment: 0809-x-043.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: QAX043.pdf
15. Expulsion of Student 08/09-X-047
Attachment: 0809-x-047.pdf (Confidential Item)

New Business
Approval of Consent Agenda
16. Consent Agenda


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


Adjourn
17. Time: 5:40 p.m.






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