4. Chairman Barbieri
Marcia Andrews discussed visit to Judge Bailey's court room.
Dr. Debra Robinson discussed panel on Juvenile Justice Lifetime of Consequences. Discused four recommendations: Repair the Jessica Lunsford Act; Department of Juvenile Justice created a 411card on how to handle the 5-O; Provide training for the BAR Association; School Police training regarding long term consequences on arrests.
Frank Barbieri discussed the Budget Deficit Finding Solutions provided by Afonso Mayfeild from SEIU/FPSU.
5. Legislative Update
Vern Crawford provided Board Members with the following legislative update: Board: General Budget; New state dollars; 2012- 2013 Education Appropriations Highlights; Bills that did not pass; Bills that passed; Adult Education Dollars; Credit Recovery Program; Statutory issues; Education Inspirational Bill; Sick Leave Bill; HB0291 Concussions; SB0368 Maintain 3% of budget reserves; SB0387 Construction planning; HB0465 Bond issue; HB0629 Public information and public records; HB0359 Tax credit scholarship; HB1205 Drug free workplace; HB1403 FHSAA; Retirement Legislation; HB7059 Acceleration Options for Public Education and Bill 7127 Differentiated Accountability.
Mr. Crawford entertained questions from Board Members regarding: HB1403 high school athletic students transferring to other schools for the sports program; Students allowed to shop for athletic schools; Will schools be punished for recruiting violations; Civil citation issues; Instructional materials fund used to develop instructional materials in partnership with a publisher; Concussion management in the classroom; Preparation for next year's legislative session; Have a workshop in May or June to discuss legislative issues of concern to the Board; Have Advisory Council look at legislative policy that has been passed and is deleterious to our District; How does information get out to schools and the SAC's; Get input from stakeholders; Get other stakeholder groups that have their own legislative lobbying groups together and echo advocacy; Identify key legislative issues and work with groups and Virtual; and digital education policy.
6. Budget Workshop
Attachment: 2012-03-28 Capital Budget Presentation.pdf
Attachment: FY 2013 Capital Budget 2012-03-16.pdf
Mike Burke, Chief Operating Officer and Leann Evans, Treasurer presented a PowerPoint presentation and reviewed the following topics: Capital Budget; Estimated Capital Revenues for Fiscal Year 2013; Capital Revenues; Value of Capital Millage Levy; Palm Beach County Taxable Values; Capital Budget; Closing Thoughts and Summary of Capital Budget.
Mr. Burke and Ms. Evans entertained questions from Board Members regarding the following: Funding of Education Network from tower space leases; District involvement with Florida Education Trust Fund; Amount of money in Trust; Pocket of money for hurricane damage; Operational Contingency; BEMP; HVAC renovations; Process of how schools get dollars; Schools that do not fit in formula; Employee suggestion program; Employee suggestions through email; Virtual requirements and capital investments; Interlocal Agreements; Musical instruments; and choice furnishings and Technology updates.
7. Facility Master Plan
Attachment: Facility Master Plan Board Presentation.pdf
Joseph Sanches, Chief of Division of Support Operations along with Jim Kunard, Director of Facilities Services presented a PowerPoint presentation to the Board and reviewed the following topics: Draft Facility Master Plan; Introduction; Executive Summary; Category 1-Modernization/Replacement Projects and Major Renovations; New School and Major Renovations; Replacement and Modernization Prioritization Criteria; Draft Ranking Based on Current Criteria; Category 2-Core Expansion Projects; Category 3-Ancillary Facilities; Category 4- Minor Projects; Category 5-Other Identified Facilities; Category 6-Choice and Career Programs, Alternative Education and Adult Education; Cost Summary; Consequences of Inaction and Wrap Up.
Mr. Sanches entertained questions from Board Members regarding the following topics: Duplication of Academy in Riviera Beach into the western communities; Transformation of the West Area Office; Northboro; Money to make Riviera Beach Prep Academy as good as promised; Health and safety issues; Maintaining and extending life of facilities; Program needs; Facilities support for the Glades programs; Facilities cost; Plumosa; Arts at Lakeshore Middle School; Condition of sprinkler systems, fields and grass and Partnerships with businesses.