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Special Meeting
May 09, 2012


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

Pledge of Allegiance
2. Chairman Barbieri

Roll Call
3. Attendance:

Agenda Item Speakers
4. None

Minutes: None

Committee Reports
5. None

Financial Management
6. FM-1 Certificates of Participation 2012B
Attachment: 2012B School Board Resolution.pdf
Attachment: 2012B COPS Executive Summary.pdf

Motions:
I recommend the School Board adopt a Resolution authorizing issuance of 2012B COPs to refund 2002D COPS in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $151 million.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Brill
Second: Marcia Andrews
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

7. Recess the Meeting of the School Board of Palm Beach County


Motions:
Motion to Recess the Meeting of the School Board of Palm Beach County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jenny Prior Brown
Second: Marcia Andrews
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

8. Convene a Meeting of the Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp.


Motions:
Motion to Convene a Meeting of the Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Jenny Prior Brown
Second: Marcia Andrews
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

9. FM-2 Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp - Certificates of Participation 2012B
Attachment: 2012B Leasing Corp Resolution.pdf

Motions:
I recommend the Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp adopt a Resolution authorizing issuance of 2012B COPs to refund 2002D COPS in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $151 million.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Karen Brill
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

10. Adjourn the Meeting of the Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp


Motions:
Motion to Adjourn the Meeting of the Palm Beach School Board Leasing Corp. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Karen Brill
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

11. Reconvene the Meeting of the School Board of Palm Beach County


Motions:
Motion to Reconvene the Meeting of the School Board of Palm Beach County.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Karen Brill
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye


Consent Agenda
Legal

12. LR 1 Development of Policy 2.57 Charter Schools (5A)
Attachment: 5A[1].pdf
13. LR 2 Repeal Development of Policy 2.56 Number of Charter Schools (5B)
Attachment: 5B.pdf
14. LR 3 Development of Policy 3.76 Family and Medical Leave Act Policy (5C)
Attachment: 5C.pdf
Academics

15. AC1 - Student Tracker Research Agreement for Educational Organizations and Agencies
Attachment: legal sign off.pdf
Attachment: Student Agreement with Exhibit A revised.3.pdf

Approve Consent Agenda
16. Approval of Consent Agenda


Motions:

I recommend the Board approve the consent agenda as submitted.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Chuck Shaw
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye



Motions:

I make a motion to approved agenda as amended.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Monroe Benaim
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye


New Business
Academics

17. PD1 - Personnel Addendum
Attachment: May 9 Personnel Addendum[1].pdf
Minutes: 

Ms. Brown pointed out that we just revised School Board Policy and operating procedures said that to add something to the agenda, the entire Board needed to approve it.

Ms. Woods pointed out that we need to change the template so that at the beginning of the meeting will show a place for Superintendent or Board to withdraw items.  The Chair can add item for good cause and Board approved amended agenda.  Kristin and Maggie please be sure to add the good cause statement in the future.

Mr. Shaw would like us to do as good of a job as possible not to add this a day before the agenda.

Dr. Robinson pointed out that this time of year is the time that it will most likely happen and I wouldn't want this to be a roadblock to stop it form submitting it.

Ms. Andrews - thanked Superintendent for informing her during weekly meetings how changes are being implemented and I have had a very good communication of everything that will be happening.

Dr. Benaim - I have no problems with the timing here.

Superintendent introduced Sandi Gero, Frank Rodriguez and Joseph Lee.

Ms. Gero said she is humbled by this choice and is looking forward to work with Human Resources Department.

Mr. Rodriguez said he will be working extremely hard to honor confidence shown in him.



Motions:

CHAIRMAN READS:  Good cause exists for adding this item to the agenda.  The decision to make the recommendation is important to the district so that the appointees commence working in their positions as soon as possible.

SUPERINTENDENT READS:  I recommend the Board approve the personnel addendum as submitted.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Debra Robinson
Second: Monroe Benaim
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye


Board Discussion Item(s)
18. Lobbyist Registration Requirements - Barbieri
Attachment: Broward County Lobbyist Registration Requirements.pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Barbieri would like Board to consider how to register lobbyists and asked staff to bring back some proposed policies.

Mr. Shaw - agreed

Karen Brill - would like calls screened at Board Office of when a lobbyist or a vendor that call would be explored since personal policies need to be considered.

Mr. Barbieri - taylor something of what was done in Broward County.

Jennifer Prior Brown - when going to Tampa for FSBA, there will be a lot of vendors there, would like to not sit next to a vendor whom we can't talk to. 

Sheryl Wood  mentioned that there are posted activities from Broward showing 2 forms, one filled each year annually and another done when a visit is made to a Board Member there is a statement or form that is filled showing Board Member spoke to that person.  Will bring suggestions back and put something together.

Monroe Benaim - what is our ability to charge for registrations?

Ms. Woods said it is important where is housed, in Palm Beach County is housed in County Administrator's office and it can be done whichever way chosen.



Motions:
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Brill
Second: Marcia Andrews
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye

19. Hi Stakes Testing Resolution Requirements - Barbieri
Attachment: Letter to FSBA President[2].pdf
Attachment: Letter to Florida School Board Chairs[1].pdf
Minutes: 

Mr. Barbieri mentioned to the Board that we were the first district to pass the Hi Stakes Resolution and yesterday Martin County passed the same resolution we passed and Broward County has it on their agenda for their 5/15/12 Meeting.  Would like Board to consider a letter to FSBA to approve a resolution similar to this by other districts.  Also consider if ok to send other districts (66 Board Chairs) in supporting similar resolution. 

Everyone agrees to go through with the resolution being sent to FSBA and other districts.

Mr. Shaw -  agreed.  Mixed review from other states because of politics but we need to move forward because we owe it to the community and I think they will most likely do it.

Ms. Brill - very prudent to send letter to all school districts and support it.  Yesterday received e-mail from Judge Rick Roach, Board Member in Orange County with video attached of students giving perspectives on how they feel about FCAT.  Spoke to other school board member, feels we need to cover basis and not put it in hands of FSBA, we need to reach out.

Mr. Barbieri - said he spoke to Rick Roach as well in Orange County may come through.  Bill Sublette is opposed to it but it may come through.

Dr. Benaim - vigorously against hi stakes testing used in State.

Ms. Brown - feels there is over emphasis in testing of FCAT, assure that after passing resolution Superintendent will communicate to administrators and educators to help us do what we can to achieve it while we wait for the Governor and Legislative to act so that we can achieve that balance.

Mr. Gent - shared information briefly yesterday with Principals and will have follow up information during the 6/11/12 Principals' Academy to be distributed to PTA and SACS.

Ms. Andrews - glad we are taking lead. We need to get the word out there. Superintendent needs to let all know about this approach.

Dr. Robinson - wants us to have detailed conversations in hi stakes testing and education in general since evolution of hi stakes testing is important to review standards.  Hope you have read "Test Punishment and Push Out". Supported resolution because it did not abandon standards, talked about multiple assessments. Need to have conversation, specially with Area Superintendents for pressure to come down from above to look good and not press teachers to teach benchmarks and students.  Resolution is good but until is figured out in Tallhassee, we need to decompress schools so they can approach child.  Engage in Hispanic Coalition, Coalition for African Americans.  No sound bite allowed, too important.  Other points have to be included as well.

Ms. Brill - visited a school this morning and spoke with Principal about Resolution and is important that we are not opposed to assessments used for proper purpose.  There is a place for assessments and data.  Using them for what they are meant to be used for.

20. Board Workshops - Brill

Minutes: 

Ms. Brill - I added this broad subject due to increased frustrations with time constraint for Workshops.  Having too many meetings and discussions and no time for Board to interact.  Having Workshop on communication, make it our next workshop and discuss how we are going to do our communication, how changes are made to our agenda or meetings, format for our Workshops.  June 6th is our next workshop and would like to discuss.

Mr. Gent - we have to pull something else for June 6 but there is no other workshop until 4th Wednesday in July so June 6 is the last workshop before July. 

Ms. Brill - would like to sit down with the group and a list of all workshops pending. What do we have on the table going forward. Don't want to have 3 or 4 workshops on one day or end workshop because we are running out of time. 

Mr. Gent said he will talk to everyone individually.

Dr. Robinson - from time to time I ask Kristin what the list is but I trust Board Chair and Superintendent to lay things out.  This is not the old invasion when we would get those Board presentations and 30 seconds for Board Questions, that is not happening any more.  Appreciate what is being asked.  I don't need time to discuss about children's education to talk about scheduling.

Ms. Brill - would like us to brainstorm togeher and continue discussing items, better today.  We don't have time to talk to each other, during a Workshop is the only time.

Ms. Andrews - would like to start out new year in July.  Would like to discuss this in July better.Ms. Brill requested that there is more time for discussion during Workshops.


Adjourn
21. Time: 5:15 p.m.


Motions:
Motion to adjourn.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Marcia Andrews
Second: Debra Robinson
Marcia Andrews- Aye
Frank Barbieri- Aye
Monroe Benaim- Aye
Karen Brill- Aye
Jenny Prior Brown- Aye
Debra Robinson- Aye
Chuck Shaw- Aye







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