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Manatee School Board Agenda Results: September 23, 2014

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BRADENTON – At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to table votes on two charter school applications. The board also heard concerns from community members regarding (among other issues) the district's new private security officer policy for elementary school campuses; district bus driver pay and benefits; and restructuring of recess time for elementary students. (Story to follow)

CALL TO ORDER (5:45 p.m.)

1. Call To Order
2. Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of the Orders of the Day (Passed unanimously. Dave Miner made a motion to add "security at elementary schools" at the top of Old Business portion of the agenda ... and under new business, "recesses for elementary schools." Gause then said he would second motion if said discussions were added at the bottom of new business. Motion to approve items as amended passed unanimously).
Attachment: Progress Report 9-23-14.pdf
Attachment: 09-19-14 Updated Executive Summary - SRO MTI.pdf
Attachment: 09-19-14 Updated Executive Summary SRO Middle Schools.pdf
Attachment: Updated Middle School SRO Contract-MCSO.pdf


AGENDA AMENDMENTS (Info Only) (5:48 p.m.)

5. Agenda Amendments


STUDENT CELEBRATION (5:50 p.m.)

6. Lincoln Middle School Wins 2014 Helping Communities Grow Award


RECOGNITIONS
CHAIR OPENING REMARKS (5:55 p.m.)

7. Opening Remarks by Julie B. Aranibar


SUPERINTENDENT OPENING REMARKS (6:00 p.m.)

8. Opening Remarks by Rick W. Mills


REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS (6:05 p.m.)

9. Legal Department Report
10. Internal Audit Report
Attachment: Progress Report 9-23-14.pdf

11. Operations Update
Attachment: Aged_Computer_Fleet_09_09_2014_v3.pdf


PUBLIC COMMENTS (6:30 p.m.)

12. Public Comments
Almost 60 public comment cards were filled out for the meeting. Many of the commenters came to address concerns about school recess, bus driver pay and benefits, and private security at elementary schools. 
 
On recess, several commenters - some of whom were parents of students at Virgil Mills Elementary - said that the changes to recess structure for students this school year decreases childrens' burning of energy and relief of stress on school days where they used to have 30 minures of teacher-supervised recess) and affect their ability to sit down in class and would overall be detrimental to the learning process in schools. 
 
Several bus drivers for the school district also came to the dais to protest their pay and absence of benefits.
 
Still others came to argue against the district's newly implemented policy of having private security officers, or Community Security Officers, on elementary school campuses, with some saying the policy would not be effective at increasing safety and security of students and that the $1 million per year that the district is paying Sarasota Security Patrol for the CSOs would be better spent elsewhere.


PUBLIC HEARING (7:00 p.m.)

13. Public Hearing for Consideration of Adopting an Amendment to Policy 5.7.1, Student Enrollment and Educational Decisions (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: 090314 Policy 5.7.1 attachment - 41-00015, Guardianship Affidavit FILL IN.pdf
Attachment: 090314 Policy 5.7.1 attachment - 41-00018, Statement Confirming Change in Physical Custody F.pdf
Attachment: 090314 Policy 5.7.1 attachment - 41-00019, Statement of Identity FILL IN.pdf
Attachment: 090314 Policy 5.7.1 attachment - 41-01022 Statement for Change in Enrolling Parent 042911 F.pdf
Attachment: 090314 Policy 5.7.1 attachment - parent_portal.pdf

14. Public Hearing for Consideration of Adopting Amendment to Policy 6.4, Risk Management and Insurance (Passed unanimously)
15. Public Hearing for Consideration of Adopting an Amendment to Policy 5.18, Athletics: Management of Sports-Related Concussion and Head Injuries (Passed unanimously)


APPROVAL OF MINUTES (7:30 p.m.)

16. Approval of Minutes (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: RPH090914.pdf
Attachment: W090914.pdf


CONSENT ITEMS (7:35 p.m.)

Approval of Consent Agenda (Gause made a motion to sever 31, 32, 33, 36 - motion to approve consent agenda as amended passed unanimously)

17. Approval of September 23, 2014 Consent Agenda (Items #18-40)
Purchase(s) Bids $100,000.00 and Under

18. Approval of Renewal (2) on Disaster Recovery Services, MCSD No. 11-0006-RH, Not to Exceed $100,000.00
Attachment: 110006tr2.pdf
Attachment: Awarded Vendor Attached List.pdf

19. Approval to Purchase Microsoft Services Premier Support, MCSD No. 15-0038-SM, Not to Exceed $62,920.00
Purchase(s) Bids Over $100,000.00

20. Approval of Renewal (2) on Collection of Recyclable Materials, MCSD No. 11-0012-MR, Not to Exceed $180,000.00
21. Approval to Purchase Certiport Certifications, MCSD No. 15-0036-SM, Not to Exceed $150,000.00
22. Approval of the Extension for the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Computer Equipment and Peripherals, MCSD No. 10-0023-SM, Not to Exceed $1,000,000.00
23. Approval of Renewal (2) on Gasoline, Diesel and Bio-Diesel, MCSD No. 11-0022-SM, Not to Exceed $2,500,000.00
Attachment: 110022tr2.pdf

Contracts and Grants

24. Approval of the Contract Between the School Board of Manatee County and Educational Development Associates Inc. DBA ACALETICS in the Amount of $314,394.00 for the 2014 – 2015 School Year
Attachment: ACALETICS Contract.pdf

25. Approval of Contract Between Manatee County Rural Health Services, Inc. and the School Board of Manatee County for the 2014-2015 School Year
Attachment: Manatee Rural Health Services Contract.pdf

26. Approval to Renew the Contract between the School Board of Manatee County and the Sheriff of Manatee County, Florida for School Resource Officers (SRO) for High Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year in the Amount of $399,978.28
Attachment: High School SRO Contract-MCSO.pdf

27. Approval to Renew the Contract Between the School Board of Manatee County and the Sheriff of Manatee County, Florida for School Resource Officers (SRO) for Middle Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year in the Amount of $456,217.66
Attachment: Updated Middle School SRO Contract-MCSO.pdf

28. Approval of the Contract Between the School Board of Manatee County and the Sheriff of Manatee County, Florida for a School Resource Officer (SRO) for Manatee Technical Institute for the 2014-2015 School Year in the Amount of $102,488.00
Attachment: MTI SRO Contract-MCSO.pdf

29. Approval of the Contract Between the School Board of Manatee County and IAssessment, LLC. d/b/a Truenorthlogic in the Amount of $45,000.00 for the 2014/2015 School Year
Attachment: Truenorthlogic Phase II Contract and Statement of Work.pdf

Capital Projects

30. Approval of Southeast High School - Drainage Improvements - Substantial Completion
Attachment: Southeast High Drainage Improvements Summary Sheet.pdf
Attachment: Southeast High Drainage Improvements Substantial Completion and Punchlist.pdf

Finance
31. Approval of the School Capacity Program (Severed for discussion; passed unanimously)
Attachment: 2014-15 School Capacity Program FINAL.pdf

32. Approval of Request to Declare Surplus and Sell Rowing Boats and Trailer to Manatee County Youth Rowing (Severed for discussion; passed unanimously)
Attachment: Boat & Trailer Listing 9-23-14.pdf
Attachment: Purchase & Sale Agreement Row Boats & Trailer 9-23-14.pdf

33. Approval of the Tentative District Educational Facilities Plan 2014-2015 (Severed for discussion; passed unanimously)
Attachment: 2014 2015 Work Plan District Report.pdf
Human Resources

34. Approval of the Appointments, Change of Assignments, Deceased, Promotions, Reappointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Retirements, Terminations and Transfers 
Attachment: Board Material - September 23, 2014.pdf

Miscellaneous

35. Approval to Deny the Charter School Application from Cortez High School (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: Cortez High.pdf 

36. Approval to Deny the Charter School Application from Manatee Y Technological School
Attachment: Manatee Y Technological.pdf (Motion to table until October 22 meeting passed unanimously. Gause then made a motion to reconsider charter application for Team Success Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Charter School passed 4-1, with Miner dissenting.)

37. Approval to Deny the Charter School Application from Team Success Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Charter School
Attachment: Team Success STEM .pdf

38. Approval of the 2014-2015 Manatee Assessment Calendar (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: 2014-2015 Manatee Assessment Calendar_Update 3.pdf

39. Approval of the Settlement Agreement in the Case of Michael Barfield v. the School Board of Manatee County, Florida, Case Number 2013-CA-2193, Not to Exceed $21,626.45 (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: 8-28-14 Settlement Agreement for execution.pdf

40. Approval of the School District of Manatee County Master Inservice Plan (Passed unanimously)
Attachment: MIP Submittal for Board Meeting 9 23 2014.pdf
Attachment: MIP Board Statement 9 3 2014.pdf

(Added item: discussion of both new recess policy and private security officers; no votes associated with this item took place.)

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