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Special Meeting 03-06-13 Following Workshop
March 06, 2013


Public Opening
1. Time 4:41 p.m.
2. Attendance

Minutes: 

District 1 Mike Murgio – Present

District 2 Chuck Shaw – Present  

District 3 Karen Brill - Not Present

District 4 Jennifer Prior Brown - Present

District 5 Frank Barbieri - Present

District 6 Marcia Andrews - Present

District 7 Debra Robinson – Present

Also present were Superintendent E. Wayne Gent; Chief Academic Officer Janis Andrews; and General Counsel Sheryl Wood.


Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Chairman Shaw

Minutes: 

Chairman Shaw informed that during the Attorney Client Session earlier, there were no recommendations made. 


Review of Minutes (if any)
4. None

Chairman Adds Items for Good Cause (if any)
5. Added Items - None

Superintendent Withdraws Items (if any)
6. Withdrawn Items

Minutes: Withdrawn Items:  Expulsion of Student 12/13 X 027.

Board Pulls Items from Consent Agenda (if any)
7. Pulled Items

Minutes: Pulled Items are:  CS3, CS4, CS5, PD1, PD3.

Board Review and Approval of Agenda
8. Agenda Approval


Motions:
Motion to approve the agenda as changed after pulling of items.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Murgio
Second: Frank Barbieri
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye


Disclosures and Abstentions (if any)
9. Disclosures and Abstentions

Minutes: 

Chairman Shaw disclosed that he has been lobbied by one of the Charter Schools Applicants (Excel).


Board Comments (3 minutes per member)
10. Comments - None

Committee Reports
11. Superintendent Report - None

Agenda Items - Speakers
12. Speakers - See List

Minutes: 

Chairman Shaw announced that after each set of speakers, a vote will take place for each agenda item.  Would like to limit the Speakers to 1 minute.  Motion by Ms. Brown to limit the Speakers to 2 minutes.  Mr. Gent clarified that the Charter School Principal or the Governing Board Chair should be the first 2 speakers of each school.  Speakers as follows:  CS5 (Mario Dickerson, Altermease Kendrick, Alexa Hunter, Ms. Wells); CS4 (Christopher Norwood, Dorothy Gay, Dr. Angela Kemp, William Hunter, Terry Frost); CS3 (Patricia Luke, Gena Stewart, Teresa Patterson,Venkata Tadepalli, Kevin Roselli, Joanne Galati, Darriel Fuentes,  Maryurys Lopez, Andrea, Tiphanie Forbes-Mitchell, Jennifer Smith, Judy Manning, Justin Thomas,  Joe Cordero, Carla Rosten, Sara Vela, Monica Brown, Daisy Lopez, Vanessa Taylor, Evelyn Mavilio, Darlene Currillo, Jon Vincent Carrillo, Brandon Badillo, Mary Smith, Mario Hernandez, Tourie Paraco,  Dr. David Zimet, Adam Isidro, Cody Cable, Sandra Formoso, Clovis Nelson, Ms. Patterson).



Motions:
Motion to limit Speakers to 2 minutes.- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Second: Michael Murgio
Marcia Andrews- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Nay
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Andrews understands time is of the essense but people came to speak with the understanding that they would have 3 minutes and would not like to change the order just to save time but rather let people have their time.

Consent Agenda
Academics

13. Expulsion of Student 12/12-X-028
Attachment: Q&A.Expulsion028.pdf
Attachment: 1213x028R.pdf (Confidential Item)

Attachment: Q&A.Expulsion028-Sample Initial Expulsion Letter.pdf
14. Expulsion of Student 12/13-X-027
Attachment: 1213x027R.pdf (Confidential Item)
15. Expulsion of Student 12/13-X-026
Attachment: 1213x026R.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: Q&A.Expulsion026.pdf
16. Expulsion of Student 12/13-X-025
Attachment: 1213x025R.pdf (Confidential Item)
Attachment: Q&A.Expulsion025.pdf
17. Expulsion of Student 12/13-X-016
Attachment: 1213x016R.pdf (Confidential Item)
18. Rescind Expulsion of Student 11/12-X-114
Attachment: 1213x016R.pdf (Confidential Item)
19. PSE 1 - The Reading and Writing Project Network LLC, Professional Services Agreement
Attachment: Reading & Writing Project Network Beneficial Interest Affidavit.pdf
Attachment: Reading & Writing Project Legal Checklist.pdf
Attachment: Village Academy Data Panel.pdf
Attachment: Reading & Writing Project Consultant Agreement.pdf
20. CS 1 - Gulfstream Goodwill Transitions to Life - Renewal Program Review
Attachment: Gulfstream Goodwill - Exhibit A - Notice of Board Mtg Ltr.pdf
Attachment: Gulfstream Goodwill - Exhibit B - Program Review.pdf
21. CS 2 - Montessori Academy of Early Enrichment - Renewal Program Review
Attachment: Montessori - Exhibit B - Program Review.pdf
Attachment: Montessori - Exhibit A - Notice of Board Mtg Ltr.pdf
22. CS 6 Purchase of K-5 Literacy and Mathematics Textbooks for FY 2014 Implementation
Attachment: Instr. Materials Attachment A.pdf
Personnel

23. PD 2 - Job Descriptions
Attachment: Job Desc Agenda 3-6-13.pdf
Attachment: Q&A.PD2.pdf

Approval of Consent Agenda
24. Consent Agenda Approval


Motions:
Motion to approve Consent Agenda as is after Agenda Speakers are allowed to speak first.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Michael Murgio
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye


Unfinished Business
25. None

New Business
Academics

26. CS 5 - My Choice Academy, Inc. - Proposed 90-Day Termination Notice
Attachment: Exhibit 6 - My Choice - Non-Compliance Letter to Response - 01-29-13.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 1 - My Choice - Charter Contract.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 4 - My Choice - Sign In Sheet for Compliance Meeting.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 3 - My Choice - Compliance Meeting - 01-22-13.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 7 - My Choice - TERMS.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 9 - My Choice.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 10 - My Choice.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 12 - My Choice.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit A - My Choice - Letter 02-25-13.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 2 - My Choice - Non-Compliance Letter - 01-18-13.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 5 - My Choice Academy's Response - 01-25-13.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 8 - My Choice - FTE Worksheet.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 11 - My Choice.pdf
Minutes: Chairman Shaw inquired on a Corrective Action Plan and how can it be implemented if there are no students.  Dr. Andrews informed it is a challenge since they cannot implement a plan until they have someone to monitor.  Mr. Gent said the main concern is money because there are no students to generate an FTE.  Dr. Robinson said Charter School should decide what to do with the money situation.

Motions:

I recommend that the Charter Contract between the School Board of Palm Beach County and My Choice Academy, Inc. be terminated 90 days after notice to My Choice's Governing Board of this proposed termination and authorize the Superintendent or his designee to sign and provide to My Choice Academy, Inc. a 90-day termination letter with supporting documentation and all related documents.

- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Murgio
Second: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Marcia Andrews- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Nay
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Andrews requested that concerns expressed by Speakers be explained. Dr. Robinson inquired on procedure taken when students disenroll in one of our public schools to go to a Charter School and their reason.  Would like to give My Choice Academy 90 days to remedy the situation.  Mr. Murgio is concerned about tranlation from having a good intention to a good environment for children.  All schools should be held to a high standard and if not met hold them accountable.  Ms. Andrews questioned District support system and visits to Charter Schools.   Mr. Gent informed that the CAO and A&S Meetings are staff development meetings which are opened to Charter Schools too, plus academic team also visits Charter Schools.  Mr. Barbieri does not think school should be revoked and would like to give them additional time or postpone item.  Ms. Andrews informed that school cannot reapply until 2014. Chairman Shaw said school will not receive any money for the next 5 months, therefore, there is no money to run the school.  Ms. Brown inquired on bringing item back since there are only 6 Board Members today in case they end of with a 3/3 vote. Mr. Murgio suggested coming up with some remediation plan and then inform the Board how they will re-structure.
27. CS 4 - Excel Leadership Academy, formerly Life Skills - Renewal Program Review
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit A - Notice of Board Mtg Ltr.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit B - Program Review.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit 3 - Finance-Operations of Program Review.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit 5 - Revised Mgmt Ltr.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit 1 - Program Review.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit 2 - Charter Contract.pdf
Attachment: Excel Leadership - Exhibit 4 - Audited Financial Stmts and Mgmt Ltr.pdf
Minutes: Ms. Andrews mentioned that Board needs to know early when children are being impacted.  Mr. Gent said that timeline can be reviewed but support is always offered to Charter Schools.  Chairman Shaw would like to see them not renewed but instead let them go forward with a new application and let them do their job without interference from others.  Chairman Shaw asked what they would have been if graded, and the answer from Dr. Raymond was "F".  Dr. Robinson inquired on status of report form September 2012 which listed a lot of compliance issues. Mr. Burke said they were not satisfied.  Mr. Harris said the appeal involves school receiving a letter from the District and with it, they can appeal.

Motions:

I recommend that the Board approve the non-renewal of the Charter between the School Board and Excel Leadership Academy.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Second: Michael Murgio
Marcia Andrews- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Nay
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Andrews would have liked to see District notifying Board that this school was in trouble before closing it down.  Chairman Shaw reminded everyone that this school will be receiving a reduction in their FTE of $13,000.  Mr. Burke informed that their enrollment has been dropping for the last 2 years.  Chairman Shaw said that when school started there was a management company that backed out and that influenced the deficit.  Ms. Wood informed the Board that Ms. Brill is trying to participate in the meeting via e-mail which she could, but to vote, the Board would have to vote by majority to allow her, only if there is an extraordinary circumstance like illness.  Ms. Brill says she has a fiduciary responsibility.  Motion was made to allow Ms. Brill to vote.

Motions:

Motion to allow Ms. Brill to vote via E-mail based on extraordinary circumstances given the fact that Ms. Brill is out of the country since both Charter Schools and the District deserve a vote from all 7 Members.

- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Second: Michael Murgio
Marcia Andrews- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Nay
Debra Robinson- Nay
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: 

The Board Members and Superintedent discussed possibility of Ms. Brill voting via electronic device but communication failed due to not having International calling features at the time and the Board decided not to follow through with request.

28. CS 3 - Leadership Academy West - Renewal Program Review
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit 3 - Data Panel.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit 4 - CRRP.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit 5 - PB Writes.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit A - Notice of Board Mtg Ltr.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit 1 - Program Review.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit 2 - Charter Contract.pdf
Attachment: Leadership West - Exhibit B - Program Review.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Shaw explained that Board has voted for this school to negotiate a renewal contract.



Motions:

I recommend that the Board approve the non-renewal of the Charter between the School Board and Leadership Academy West.

- FAIL
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jennifer Brown (Board)
Second: Michael Murgio
Marcia Andrews- Nay
Frank Barbieri- Nay
Karen Brill- Not Present
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Nay
Debra Robinson- Nay
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Mr. Murgio thanked all students and parents for coming to voice their opinion.  Mr. Barbieri is impressed about children being so supportive, even by their teacher and their great behavior during the wait of this meeting and will not vote to close the schools, encouraged kids to work harder than ever now.  Ms. Andrews expressed her heartfelt feelings after seeing the support of all students and teachers and would like to see District giving help to this school so they can receive a corrective program.  Dr. Robinson applaud students and staff, and congratulated them and said that as a group they read very well and wants to see Charter Schools aware they can get help from the District. Ms. Brown thanked students that came to speak.  School is meeting social behavior of students but has concern about curriculum in the school.  Said is a tough decision since academic achievement is in question.  Chairman Shaw commented on piece of accountability needed.  No one spoke about the deficiencies cited in the request.  Leadership at the school acted incompetently and is difficult to make decision.  Voting in support of closing school to ensure that expectation from this Board is that action is corrected.  Dr. Robinson said that any kid can get smart if correct curriculum is put there and these children's enthusiasm is outstanding. Voting against recommendation to close because their inspiration can lead to fixing their problems.  Ms. Andrews expressed that by giving people support we can get good results and School Board didn't look at this issue close enough in order to provide them with help.  Mr. Murgio is concerned for having operators without expertise running school so now we may have to put a significant amount of District staff to help.  Ms. Andrews said Palm Beach County School District Charter Department has to build a relationship with their Charter Schools since their Principals complaint we are not as inclusive as we could be.  Mr. Barbieri said these are our kids and we need to help them.  Dr. Robinson said we need to provide assistance if they need it, she is voting against this revocation since these kids are engaged and she expects issues are addressed and will be remediated.  Chairman Shaw feels that people didn't do their job as expected. Superintendent Gent explained that these students are our students and level of support is there.  Mr. Murgio is supporting the school since he thinks that they have a good value going on.  Ms. Brown expressed that they are already supposed to have their support system in place and not have to take money from the District in order to correct their action.
Personnel

29. PD 1 - Out-of-Field Teachers Survey 3 (FY13)
Attachment: OOC List of Tchrs for FY13-Survey 3.pdf
Attachment: OOF & OOF-ESOL FY13 Teacher Survey 3 Charts and Graphs.pdf
Attachment: OOF List of Teachers for FY13-Survey 3.pdf
Attachment: OOF-OOC Teacher Survey 3 FY13 Additional Info..pdf

Motions:
I recommend the School Board approve the attached list of out-of-field teachers for Survey 3 for the FY13 school year to service one or more classes out of their fields of certification.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Debra Robinson
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Ms. Andrews complemented HR Department for getting more In-Field Teachers.  House Bill 867 is underminding authority of School Boards and a piece of it deals with Personnel, she encouraged Administration to read the bill.
30. PD 3 Personnel Agenda
Attachment: March 6 Special Meeting.pdf
Attachment: Resume March 6 Special Meeting.pdf
Attachment: Q&A.PD3.1-Hollonquest_Van_Resume_Highlighted _1_.pdf
Attachment: Q&A.PD3.pdf

Motions:
I recommend the School Board approve the Personnel Agenda as submitted.
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Frank Barbieri
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

Motion Minutes: Mr. Murgio cannot see how the person being recommended meets qualifications.  Mr. Burke introduced Dawn Pumphrey who informed the Board that candidate has all the skills necessary for the position. 

Adjourn
31. Time 8:17 p.m.


Motions:
Motion to Adjourn Meeting.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Frank Barbieri
Second: Marcia Andrews
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jennifer Brown (Board)- Aye
Michael Murgio- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye







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