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January 07, 2009


Convene
1. Time: 4:45 p.m.

Public Comments
2. Names:

Minutes: 

Public Comments: Mercedes Fuentes; Joy Stout; Tim Sargent; Jennifer Wink; Kimberly Lopez; Robert Connor; Kristin Theisen; Federico Perez; Patrick Kendrick; and Stacey Scarrozzo.


Consent
Planning

3. Boundary Workshop (Time Certain 4:00 p.m.)
Attachment: D-2_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM9-24-08_W-2.pdf
Attachment: FS_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-21-08_PS-4.pdf
Attachment: Palm_Springs_Middle_PS-4_Summary.pdf
Attachment: PBC-1_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: 06-D_Summary.pdf
Attachment: StudySG1.pdf
Attachment: 03-W_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: PBC-3_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM12-08-08_PBC-3.pdf
Attachment: Palm_Beach_Central_PBC-3_Summary.pdf
Attachment: StudyPBC3.pdf
Attachment: CIM9-22-08_PBC-1.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-13-08_SG-1.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-7-08_D-2.pdf
Attachment: D_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: S-1_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: Freedom_Shores_FS-1_Summary.pdf
Attachment: W-2_2009_Amended_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: palm_springs2milezone.pdf
Attachment: South_Grade_SG-1_Summary.pdf
Attachment: QA03W.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-27-08_FS-1.pdf
Attachment: StudyPS4.pdf
Attachment: CIM11-03-08PBC-1_amended.pdf
Attachment: StudyD2.pdf
Attachment: S-1_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: FS-1_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: StudyFS1.pdf
Attachment: 03-W_Summary.pdf
Attachment: PS-4_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: StudyW2_amended.pdf
Minutes: 

SUMMARY OF Advisory Boundary Committee (ABC)

2009-2010 Cycle

BOUNDARY CHANGE PROPOSALS

Presented to the Superintendent on December 18, 2008

 

1.       Boundary Study D-2 (New school 06-D West Palm Beach Area Elementary School)

  • Study D-2 was recommended to the superintendent on October 16, 2008 with unanimous vote.
  •  This proposed boundary change establishes boundaries for New School 06-D and provides relief to West Gate Elementary School, Wynnebrook Elementary School, Grassy Waters Elementary School, and Belvedere Elementary School:

                                                               i.      Moves SACs 138 (part) and 399 (part) from West Gate Elementary to the new school 06-D.  It also moves SACs 141A and 141B from West Gate Elementary to Belvedere Elementary providing relief to West Gate Elementary School.

                                                              ii.      Moves SAC 146A from Wynnebrook Elementary to the new school 06-D providing relief to Wynnebrook Elementary.

                                                            iii.      Moves SAC 137A from Grassy Waters Elementary School to the new school 06-D providing relief to Grassy Waters Elementary.

                                                            iv.      Moves SAC’s 146C and 147 from Belvedere Elementary to the new school 06-D providing relief to Belvedere Elementary School.

 

Note: Current 4th grade students would have the option to remain at their current school as 5th graders without transportation.

 

Mrs. Burdick questioned the "fingers" in this boundary adoption. 

 

2.       Boundary Study SG-1 (South Grade Elementary)

  • Study SG-1 was recommended to the superintendent on October 16, 2008 with unanimous vote.
  •  This proposed change provides relief to South Grade Elementary School:

                                                         i.            Moves SACs 210D, 211, 212, 213 from South Grade Elementary to Barton Elementary providing significant relief to South Grade.  Current 4th grade students would have the option to remain at South Grade as 5th graders without transportation.

3.       Boundary Study FS-1 (Freedom Shores Elementary)

  • Study FS-1 was recommended to the superintendent on October 30, 2008 with 7-4 vote.
  • This proposed change provides relief to Freedom Shores Elementary School.

 i.     Moves SACs 239 (part) and 249B to Rolling Green Elementary providing relief to Freedom Shores     Elementary.  Current 4th grade students would have the option to remain at Freedom Shores as 5th graders without transportation.

 

Mrs. Hill questioned if aftercare could be available at Rolling Green Elementary and Dr. Robinson requested a list of elementary schools who do not provide before or after care.

    

4.       Boundary Study W-2 amended (New school 03-W) West Central Communities Area Elementary School.

  • Study W-2 amended was recommended to the superintendent on October 30, 2008 with 6-5 vote.
  • This proposed change establishes partial new boundaries for new school 03-W,  through a temporary move of grades K-2 to the new 03-W site housed at H.L. Johnson Elementary. This relieves Equestrian Trails Elementary.

                                                               i.      Moves students in grades K-2 from SACs 156R and 158 (part) to the temporary new school 03-W site at H.L. Johnson Elementary for SY 2009-2010.

 

Mr. Barbieri questioned what the concerns of the committee were on this boundary study. 

 

 

5.       Boundary Study PS-4 (Palm Springs Middle)

  • Study PS-4 was recommended to the superintendent on October 30, 2008 with unanimous vote.
  • This proposed change provides relief to Palm Springs Middle School.

                                                               i.      Moves SACs 172C and 182B from Palm Springs Middle to L.C. Swain Middle, providing relief to Palm Springs Middle.  Current 7th grade students would have the option to remain as at PSMS as 8th graders without transportation.

 

6.       Boundary Study PBC-3 (Palm Beach Central)

  • Study PBC-3 was recommended to the superintendent on December 11, 2008 with unanimous vote.
  •  This proposed change moves boundaries from Palm Beach Central High to John I Leonard High to provide relief to PBCHS.

                                                               i.      Moves students in SACs 171 A, B, C, D, & F and the eastern portion of SAC 196 from Palm Beach Central to John I Leonard providing relief to PBCHS.  Current 9-11th grade students would have the option to remain at PBCHS without transportation.

 

Diamond View Elementary relief withdrawn.  Postponed until next boundary cycle starting March 2009 for SY 2010-2011.

 

Palm Beach Public relief withdrawn  Postponed until next boundary cycle starting March 2009 for SY 2010-2011.

4. Boundary Hearing (Time Certain 5:00 p.m.)
5. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption- PL-1 Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change New School 06-D West Palm Beach Area Elementary
Attachment: D-2_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-7-08_D-2.pdf
Attachment: 06-D_Summary.pdf
Attachment: QAPL1.pdf
Attachment: D_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: StudyD2.pdf
Minutes: 

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for

West Palm Beach Area Elementary School 06-D 

  • This recommendation establishes boundaries for the new West Palm Beach Area Elementary School 06-D, located at 5300 Stacy Street, West Palm Beach.  The school is under construction and is scheduled to open in August of 2009.
  • Boundary Study D-2 provides the attendance area for the new West Palm Beach Area Elementary School 06-D and provides relief for Belvedere, Grassy Waters, West Gate and Wynnebrook Elementary schools.  Additional relief is provided to West Gate through a boundary change to Belvedere Elementary School.
  • A community input meeting was held on Tuesday October 7th, 2008 at Bear Lakes Middle School.  Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities.  Additional public input was gathered at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and e-mails.  Copies of public input correspondence are available for review in the Board Minutes Office.
  • Seven of ten speakers at the Community Input Meeting of October 7th expressed concerns regarding the safety of the Stacy Street school site.  Two speakers expressed concerns about the school grades, ingress/egress to the school site, transportation, 'senior privilege', teacher qualifications, and dual language program availability.  There were additional questions about the sidewalks and walkers access to the school site, the types of choice programs that would be available, and the large number of lower socio-economic students in the new school.
  • On October 16, 2008 the ABC voted unanimously (10-0) to recommend study D-2 to the Superintendent.


Motions:
I recommend that the School Board provide tentative approval for the Advisory Boundary Committee's recommendation of Boundary Study D-2, modifying attendance boundaries of Belvedere, Grassy Waters, West Gate, and Wynnebrook Elementary Schools and establishing boundaries for New School West Palm Beach Area Elementary School 06-D.- 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

6. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption- PL-2 Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change South Grade Elementary
Attachment: StudySG1.pdf
Attachment: S-1_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-13-08_SG-1.pdf
Attachment: S-1_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: South_Grade_SG-1_Summary.pdf
Minutes: 

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for

South Grade Elementary  

  • This recommendation provides enrollment relief for South Grade Elementary School.  This proposal is a positive effort toward optimal utilization at South Grade and Barton Elementary.  Utilization at Barton Elementary will increase with implementation of this proposal.
  • Boundary Study SG-1 proposes shifting SACs 210D, 211, 212, and 213 from South Grade Elementary to Barton Elementary providing significant relief to South Grade.
  • A community input meeting was held on Monday October 13th, 2008 at Lake Worth High School.  Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities.  Additional public input was gathered at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and e-mails.  Copies of public input correspondence are available for review in the Board Minutes Office.
  • Nine of twenty four speakers at the Community Input Meeting of October 13th, 2008 expressed the desire to have their children remain at South Grade because they are doing well there. Seven speakers expressed concerns that the school grade of Barton was less than that of South Grade (Note: the 2008 grade at South Grade is "C"; Barton "B").  Three speakers expressed concerns of school safety and stated the students were successful at South Grade and did not want them moved.  Other comments included questions about transportation, choice program offerings, and the availability of after care programs at Barton. Speakers expressed support for the programs, staff and safety of South Grade Elementary and the desire to remain there due to those positive factors.
  • On October 16, 2008 the ABC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend study SG-1 to the Superintendent.


Motions:
I recommend that the School Board provide tentative approval for the Advisory Boundary Committee's recommendation of Boundary Study SG-1, modifying attendance boundaries of South Grade and Barton Elementary Schools.- 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- Aye

7. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption- PL-3 Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change Freedom Shores Elementary
Attachment: FS-1_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM10-27-08_FS-1.pdf
Attachment: Freedom_Shores_FS-1_Summary.pdf
Attachment: StudyFS1.pdf
Attachment: FS_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: QAPL3.pdf
Minutes: 

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for

Freedom Shores Elementary  

  • This recommendation provides enrollment relief for Freedom Shores Elementary School.  This proposal is a positive effort toward optimal utilization at Freedom Shores and Rolling Green Elementary.  Utilization at Rolling Green Elementary will increase with implementation of this proposal.
  • Freedom Shores Elementary currently has 20 modular units and 12 Type VI units on site to meet current program and Class Size Reduction (CSR) needs;  Rolling Green Elementary was recently modernized opening in  August 2007 with increased capacity.  Boundary Study FS-1 proposes shifting SACs 239 (part) and 249B from Freedom Shores Elementary to Rolling Green Elementary providing relief to Freedom Shores Elementary.
  • A community input meeting was held on Monday October 27th, 2008 at Lantana Middle School.  Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities. Additional public input was gathered at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and e-mails.  Copies of public input correspondence are available for review in the Board Minutes Office.
  • All three speakers at the Community Input Meeting of October 27th expressed the desire to have their children remain at Freedom Shores because they are doing well there.  They  know their friends and the school staff and area. The speakers expressed concerns of safety and stated the neighborhood around Rolling Green was unsafe, the lack of after school child care programs on site at Rolling Green was also cited. 
  • On October 30, 2008 the ABC voted 7-4 to recommend study FS-1 to the Superintendent.

Mrs. Hill requested making this contingent upon establishing an afterschool program.

 

Dr. Johnson put on record that an afterschool program will be implemented.   



Motions:
I recommend that the School Board provide tentative approval for the Advisory Boundary Committee's recommendation of Boundary Study FS-1, modifying attendance boundaries of Freedom Shores and Rolling Green Elementary Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Paulette Burdick
Second: Debra Robinson
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye

8. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption PL-4- Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change West Central Communities Area Elementary 03-W
Attachment: 03-W_Summary.pdf
Attachment: 03-W_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: W-2_2009_Amended_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: CIM9-24-08_W-2.pdf
Attachment: StudyW2_amended.pdf
Minutes: 

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for

West Central Communities Area Elementary School 03-W

  • This recommendation establishes initial boundaries for the new West Central Communities Area Elementary School 03-W, located at 407 Marginal Road, West Palm Beach.  The school is under construction and is scheduled to open in August of 2010.  The new 03-W school will be temporarily housed on the H. L. Johnson Elementary School grounds in a modular campus for the 2009-2010 school year with grades K-2.
  • Boundary Study W-2 Amended provides the initial attendance area for the new West Central Communities Area Elementary School 03-W and provides relief for Equestrian Trails Elementary School. 
  • A community input meeting was held on Wednesday September 24th, 2008 at Palm Beach Central High School.  Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities.  Additional public input was gathered at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and e-mails.  Copies of public input correspondence are available for review in the Board Minutes Office.
  • Eleven of twenty six speakers at the Community Input Meeting of September 24th  expressed concerns regarding the cost effectiveness of the temporary site and their desire to remain at Equestrian Trails Elementary School for the 2009-10 school year rather than moving the students for one year to a temporary site.  Speakers also expressed concerns about the transportation ingress and egress to the temporary site, 'senior privilege' without transportation, after school care program availability and location, transportation distances to the H.L. Johnson site, capacity concerns of the temporary site, and gifted program availability.  There were additional questions about the sidewalks and walkers access to the school site, the types of choice programs that would be available and if other sites closer to Equestrian Trails had been considered for the temporary site, or if other relief options had been explored.
  • On October 30, 2008 the ABC voted 6-5 to recommend study W-2 Amended to the Superintendent.

Mr. Barbieri stated that the district should develop a policy stating that siblings should not be split up during boundary changes.

 

Dr. Johnson agreed to make a substitute plan to this recommendation which will keep the students at Equestrian Trails for one more year.     

9. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption PL-5- Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change Palm Springs Middle School
Attachment: CIM10-21-08_PS-4.pdf
Attachment: palm_springs2milezone.pdf
Attachment: Palm_Springs_Middle_PS-4_Summary.pdf
Attachment: StudyPS4.pdf
Attachment: PS-4_Study_Map.pdf
Minutes: 

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for

Palm Springs Middle 

  • This recommendation provides enrollment relief for Palm Springs Middle School. The proposed changes better optimizes utilization at Palm Springs and LC Swain Middle Schools. Utilization will increase at LC Swain Middle with implementation of this proposal.
  • Boundary Study PS-4 proposes moving SACS 172C and 182B from Palm Springs Middle to LC Swain Middle providing significant relief for Palm Springs Middle.
  • A community input meeting was held on October 21, 2008 at John I Leonard High School.  Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the proposed changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities. Additional opportunities for public input were at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and emails. There was no additional public input received.
  • One family attended the community input meeting on October 21st. They had a few questions which were answered by staff.
  • On October 30, 2008 the ABC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend Study PS-4 to the Superintendent.


Motions:
I recommend that the School Board provide tentative approval for the Advisory Boundary Committee's recommendation of Boundary Study PS-4, modifying attendance boundaries of Palm Springs and L. C. Swain Middle Schools.- 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- Aye

10. Public Hearing and Tentative Boundary Adoption PL-6- Tentative Approval of Attendance Boundary Change Palm Beach Central High School
Attachment: CIM11-03-08PBC-1_amended.pdf
Attachment: PBC-1_2_Mile_Zone_Map.pdf
Attachment: PBC-3_Study_Map.pdf
Attachment: StudyPBC3.pdf
Attachment: CIM9-22-08_PBC-1.pdf
Attachment: CIM12-08-08_PBC-3.pdf
Attachment: Palm_Beach_Central_PBC-3_Summary.pdf
Minutes:  

Attendance Boundary Recommendation for Palm Beach Central High School 

  • This recommendation provides enrollment relief for Palm Beach Central High School. The proposed changes better optimize utilization at Palm Beach Central while utilizing available space at John I Leonard High School.

  • Palm Beach Central's utilization is 104%; enrollment increased by 203 students between FY08 and FY09; the school has 17 modular units on site to help meet program and CSR needs; Utilization at John I Leonard is 74%.
  • Boundary Study PBC-3 proposes moving SACS 171 A-F and the eastern portion of SAC 196, east of Pinehurst Drive (both sides of Pinehurst Drive attend Palm Beach Central), from Palm Beach Central to John I. Leonard, providing significant relief over time for Palm Beach Central High School.
  • Boundary Study PBC-3 also proposes that current 9-11 grades students in proposed change areas be allowed to attend Palm Beach Central High (as 10-12 grades students) without transportation.
  • Three community input meetings were held on September 22, 2008; November 3, 2008; and on December 8, 2008 at John I Leonard High School. Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the proposed changes as well as principals of schools included in the studies, and municipalities. Additional public input was gathered at scheduled ABC meetings and through faxes, letters, and emails. Copies of public input correspondence are available for review in the Board Minutes Office.
  • Study PBC-1 was reviewed at the September 22, 2008 community input meeting. There were 11 speakers at the community input meeting on September 22nd. The speakers expressed concerns over the school grade at John I Leonard compared to Palm Beach Central; about safety; that proposed changes would mix gangs; that their area was older or had fewer students and that other areas should be considered. Speakers also spoke about moving growth areas instead, splitting siblings, distances to the two schools, that their children would be in the minority, the quality of teachers at John I Leonard and NCLB issues. Two speakers questioned which stakeholders were notified and felt that wider community notice should have been provided.
  • At the October 2, 2008 ABC meeting, committee members voted to amend Study PBC-1 to move all identified SACs and grades to John I Leonard High providing choice for current 9th to 11th grade students to attend Palm Beach Central without Transportation.
  • Study PBC-1 amended was reviewed at the November 3, 2008 community input meeting; parents and community members, mainly from SAC 196, Palm Beach National, expressed concerns over the proposal; PBN presented a petition against the proposed change. Many of the concerns raised at the first community input meeting, as well as additional issues were noted.
  • At the November 6, 2008 ABC meeting, committee members asked for additional studies; additional studies were reviewed at the November 20, 2008 meeting;  Study PBC-3 was voted to take out to community input.
  • Study PBC-3 was reviewed at the December 8, 2008 community input meeting. There were seven speakers and two people provided written comments. The speakers all supported Study PBC-3; written comments expressed concern over transportation.
  • On December 11, 2008 the ABC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend Study PBC-3 to the Superintendent.


Motions:
I recommend that the School Board provide tentative approval for the Advisory Boundary Committee's recommendation of Boundary Study PBC-3, modifying attendance boundaries of Palm Beach Central and John I. Leonard High Schools.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Sandra Richmond
Second: Frank Barbieri
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Paulette Burdick- Aye
Bill Graham- Aye
Carrie Hill- Aye
Sandra Richmond- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye


New Business
Approval of Consent Agenda
11. Consent Agenda

Adjourn
12. Time: 5:50 p.m.






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