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Spec Mtgs and Workshops re Academics
April 08, 2009


Convene
1. Time: 2:40 p.m.
Attachment: transc40809 (2).pdf
Minutes: CLERK'S NOTE:  Revised Minutes on March 22, 2010 and Approved by the Board (as Revised) on April 7, 2010.  Transcript of meeting attached.

Public Comments
2. Names: Robert Dow; Marcia Andrews; Jan Porter and James Roth

Consent
Curriculum and Learning Support

3. CLS1 - Realignment of Federal/State Accountability
Attachment: 1908.pdf
Attachment: QACLS1.pdf
Attachment: QACLS1.pdf
Minutes: Board Members discussed the following topics: baseline to measure improvement in student achievement; measure effectiveness intervention to students; mentoring program; NCLB; American Recovery Investment Act; Title I funding; non-reoccuring funds; and working with our universities and recruiting. 
4. CLS2 - South Florida Broadcasting

Minutes: 

Board Members discussed the proposal to form a not-for-profit corporation (South Florida Broadcasting).


New Business
Curriculum and Learning Support

5. CLS3 - Authorization to Form Corporation

Minutes: 

Prior to the Board’s consideration of the acquisition of the assets of WXEL TV and WXEL FM, an entity that would be the purchaser of the assets, including the Federal Communications Commission – issued licenses, needs to be incorporated with the Sate of Florida.  Similar to Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp., that was incorporated to facilitate the issuance of the Certificates of Participation, South Florida Public Broadcasting, Inc. will be a Florida non-profit corporation whose Board of Directors will be the School Board members.

 

Approval of this item in no way commits the Board to approve the Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the assets of WXEL TV and WXEL FM (“Agreement”) when the Agreement is presented, however, formation of the new corporation in advance of the Board’s consideration of the Agreement is necessary in order to have an entity that exists so a meeting can be properly scheduled and noticed.

 

In the event that the proposed corporation name, South Florida Public Broadcasting, Inc. is not available, the Superintendent shall be authorized to create the entity using a substitute name that is similar to the proposed name.

Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve the incorporation of South Florida Public Broadcasting, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents which are required for incorporation.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri-
Monroe Benaim-
Paulette Burdick-
Bill Graham-
Carrie Hill-
Sandra Richmond-
Debra Robinson-



Motions:
Amended Motion to name the corporation Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Paulette Burdick
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

Personnel

6. PD1-Special Meeting on Job Descriptions
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: QAPD1.pdf
Attachment: Job Desc 4-8-09.pdf
Minutes: 

 

Regarding the Area Director Job Description, Mrs. Burdick requested and by concensus the Board agreed to have the Superintendent bring back within 60 days a performance based appraisal for that particular position and also for the Instructional Specialist position. 

The Superintendent agreed to this request.



Motions:
I recommend the Board approve the job descriptions as submitted.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Monroe Benaim
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri-
Monroe Benaim-
Paulette Burdick-
Bill Graham-
Carrie Hill-
Sandra Richmond-
Debra Robinson-



Motions:
Amended Motion to the Chief of Staff Job Description removing the word "business" from item #2- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Carrie Hill
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye



Motions:
Amended Motion to eliminate the four positions outlined by the Superintendent (in his verbal presentation) effective July 1, 2009, and fund the Chief of Staff and Chief Academic Officer out of that.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Carrie Hill
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Nay
Bill Graham- Nay
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Nay
Debra Robinson- Nay



Motions:
Amended Motion to eliminate the four positions presented by the Superintendent (in his verbal presentation) effective July 1, 2009.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Frank Barbieri
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye



Motions:
Main Motion as Amended.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Monroe Benaim
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

7. PD2-Special Meeting re: Personnel Agenda
Attachment: April 8 Special Meeting.pdf
Attachment: QAPD2.pdf
Minutes: 

Motions:
I recommend the School Board approve the Personnel Agenda as submitted.-
 
Vote Results
Motion: Monroe Benaim
Second: Carrie Hill
Frank Barbieri-
Monroe Benaim-
Paulette Burdick-
Bill Graham-
Carrie Hill-
Sandra Richmond-
Debra Robinson-



Motions:
Motion to Postpone Item until the last meeting in June 2009 when we will have a much clearer idea of what our resources will be.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Sandra Richmond
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Monroe Benaim- Nay
Paulette Burdick- Nay
Bill Graham- Nay
Carrie Hill- Nay
Sandra Richmond- Nay
Debra Robinson- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

For the Record:  Dr. Richmond stated that we just passed a motion made by Mrs. Burdick that eliminates four positions and the reason she was able to vote for that was that moving forward with these positions meant we were sure in June that the money would be there which makes this amendment not necessary.

For the Record:  Dr. Robinson stated that we are an organization that has to work as an organization and it is inappropriate to look at personnel moves in isolation because we are not just a collection of individuals, it is a system that has to work together to educate children.



Motions:
Main Motion.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Monroe Benaim
Second: Carrie Hill
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Aye

Professional Standards

8. PS1 - Personnel Disciplinary Action - Rebecca Sorensen
Attachment: 10 day letter Rebecca Sorensen.pdf
Attachment: ES Rebecca Sorensen.pdf
Attachment: QAPS1.pdf
Attachment: SL Rebecca Sorensen.pdf
Minutes: 

On October 6, 2008, Rebecca Sorensen, Assistant Principal at Hagen Road Elementary School, became the subject of an Employee Relations investigation based on allegations of failure to exercise best professional judgment, failure to report child abuse, failure to safeguard a student, misconduct-careless for policy/directive/rule and violation of 6B-1.001, (3) Florida Administrative Code, The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida.  Rebecca Sorensen's allegations also included potential violations of School Board Policies 1.013(1), Responsibilities of the School District Personnel and Staff and 5.3, Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment, or Neglect.

On or about September 3, 2008, Assistant Principal Rebecca Sorensen became aware of a disclosure made by a 5th grade student of Hagen Road Elementary School that he had been the victim of lewd and lascivious sex act at the hands of a Hagen Road Elementary School After Care Counselor.  The lewd act took place at the residence of the 5th grade student.  An investigation by the Palm Beach County School District Police Department and the Delray Beach Police Department found that Rebecca Sorensen failed to adequately protect the welfare and safety of the student, exposing him to further harm by not properly removing the student from the Counselor's personal contact after learning of the disclosure.  Rebecca Sorensen failed to report the child abuse as is required by law and school district policy as a mandatory reporter.

Based upon substantial information gathered during the investigations, there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the above allegations.



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve Rebecca Sorensen's ten (10) day suspension without pay, effective April 24, 2009 subject only to appeal under Section 120.569, Florida Statutes.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

9. PS2 - Personnel Disciplinary Action - Nicole Lamb
Attachment: ES Nicole Lamb.pdf
Attachment: 10 day letter Nicole Lamb.pdf
Attachment: SL Nicole Lamb.pdf
Attachment: QAPS2.pdf
Minutes: 

On October 6, 2008, Nicole Lamb, Director School Age Child Care at Hagen Road Elementary School, became the subject of an Employee Relations investigation based on allegations of failure to exercise best professional judgment, failure to report child abuse, failure to safeguard a student and misconduct-careless disregard for policy/directive/rule.  Nicole Lamb's allegations also included potential violations of School Board Policy 1.013(1) Responsibilities of the School District Personnel and Staff and 5.3, Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment, or Neglect.

On or about August 28, 2008, Nicole Lamb became aware of a disclosure made by a 5th grade student of Hagen Road Elementary School that he had been the victim of a lewd and lascivious sex act at the hands of a Hagen Road Elementary School After Care Counselor.  The lewd act took place at the residence of the 5th grade student.  An investigation by the Palm Beach County School District Police Department and the Delray Beach Police Department found that Nicole Lamb failed to adequately protect the welfare and safety of the student, exposing him to further harm by not properly removing the student from the Counselor's personal contact after learning of the disclosure.  Nicole Lamb failed to report the child abuse as is required by law and school district policy as a mandatory reporter.

Based upon substantial information gathered during the investigations, there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the above allegations. 



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve Nicole Lamb's five (5) day suspension without pay, effective April 24, 2009 subject only to appeal under Section 120.569, Florida Statutes.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

10. PS3 - Personnel Disciplinary Action - Casey Bryant
Attachment: 10 day letter Casey Bryant.pdf
Attachment: ES Casey Bryant.pdf
Attachment: SL Casey Bryant.pdf
Attachment: QAPS3.pdf
Minutes: 

On or about January 16, 2009, Casey Bryant, school secretary at Polo Park Middle School became the subject of an Employee Relations investigation based on allegations of Conversion of School District funds and/or property, Ethical misconduct, Failure to exercise best professional judgment and misconduct-careless disregard for policy/directive/rule.  Casey Bryant's allegations also included potential violations of School Board Policy 1.013(1), Responsibilities of School District Personnel and Staff, and Florida State Statute 812.014, Theft.

Ms. Casey Bryant failed to comply with School District policy, rules and directives with regards to the District's purchasing card procedures.  Ms. Bryant was found to have utilized her District issued Purchasing Card for personal use.  Specifically, during the period of December 29, 2008 through January 05, 2009, Ms. Bryant used her Purchasing Card (18) eighteen times to purchase personal items, totaling $1259.17.  On January 9, 2009, Ms. Bryant made restitution to the District for the personal items she purchased.

Based upon substantial information gathered during the investigation, there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the above allegations.



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve Casey Bryant's suspension without pay, effective April 9, 2009. I further recommend that the School Board approve the termination of Casey Bryant's employment effective April 24, 2009, subject only to appeal under Section 120.569, Florida Statutes.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

11. PS4 - Personnel Disciplinary Action - Osmel Gonzalez
Attachment: 10 day letter Osmel Gonzalez.pdf
Attachment: QAPS4.pdf
Attachment: QAPS4.pdf
Attachment: QAPS4.pdf
Attachment: ES Osmel Gonzalez.pdf
Attachment: SL Osmel Gonzalez.pdf
Minutes: 

On or about October 10, 2008, Osmel Gonzalez, custodian at Berkshire Elementary School, became the subject of an Employee Relations investigation based on allegations of ethical misconduct, unprofessional conduct and conversion of a co-worker's property.  Osmel Gonzalez's allegations also included potential violations of School Board Policy 1.013(1) Responsibilities of School District Personnel and Staff, and Florida State Statute 812.014, Theft.

The School Police investigation into the theft of a teacher's personal cell phone lead to Osmel Gonzalez.  Osmel Gonzalez, in an audio sworn taped statement to police detective, admitted to using the cell phone to make unauthorized personal calls to his girlfriend and family members in Cuba.  The total loss to the victim was $2583.78.  On October 3, 2008, Osmel Gonzalez was arrested by the Palm Beach School District Police Department for grand theft, a third degree felony.

Based upon substantial information gathered during the investigation, there is preponderance of evidence to substantiate the above allegations. 



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board approve Osmel Gonzalez's suspension without pay, effective April 9, 2009. I further recommend that the School Board approve the termination of Osmel Gonzalez's employment effective April 24, 2009, subject only to appeal under Section 120.569, Florida Statutes.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Not Present
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye


Approval of Consent Agenda
12. Consent Agenda

Adjourn
13. Time: 4:45 p.m.






Secretary

Chair