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BOARD ITEMS INITIATED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN

Initiatives Archive  

2018

January 17, 2018
[H-2]

The Chief Auditor to provide an Exit Report on matters relative to the role and scope of the Chief Auditor’s position, including his concerns, if any, with respect to the budget, and any other fiscal issues of the school district; requested the Audit and Budget Advisory Committee to call a  special meeting as soon as practical to recommend an Interim Chief Auditor and to formulate recommendations for a search process for the position of Chief Auditor to be provided to the School Board by February 21, 2018; and provide guidance to the Audit and Budget Advisory Committee related to the selectin of the next Chief Auditor, as the Board deems appropriate. DIRECTED

January 17, 2018
[H-8]

The Chair’s appointments and elect: I) Ms. Lubby Navarro to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; (ii) Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman as the alternate representative of the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; and (iii) Mr. Hani M. Jardack as the School Board’s citizen member on the Value Adjustment Board. CONFIRMED

January 17, 2018
[H-9]

March 2018 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

February 21, 2018
[H-1]

That the Superintendent review protocol, and procedures, and policies associated with responding to critical incidents at school sites and report back to the School Board by March 21, 2018; modified the Board’s Legislative Priorities at both the State and Federal levels to include the urgent request for fund to enhance school and student safety; and requested that the County and local municipalities collaborate with M-DCPS to provide an ongoing additional law enforcement presence around local school facilities, as possible. REQUESTED

February 21, 2018
[H-2]

Ms. Iraida Mendez-Cartaya as Interim Chief Auditor not to exceed a period of three months; SELECTED/APPOINTED

The Chair to negotiate and execute an employment agreement with the Interim Chief Auditor on behalf of the Board; AUTHORIZED

The Superintendent to imitate a search which provides for a national awareness of the positon of Chief Auditor, in order to identify a pool of qualified candidates for consideration pursuant to Board Policy 6840; and DIRECTED

[That] prior to the negotiation of the employment contract for the position the Board shall conduct a workshop. APPROVED

February 21, 2018
[H-4]

Request to join in promoting April 22, 2018 as Earth Day, and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in this celebration. APPROVED

February 21, 2018
[H-5]

Request to promote March 2018 as Florida Bike Month, encourage participation in the National Bike to School Day festivities, and recognize the BikeSafe Program for its efforts in improving bicycle safety at middle schools. APPROVED

March 21, 2018
[B-9]

Resolution No. 18-016 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2018 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

March 21, 2018
[H-13]

The endorsement of April 22-28, 2018 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 25, 2018 as Administrative Processionals Day. APPROVED

April 25, 2018
[B-8]

The winner of the 20172018 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED

April 25, 2018
[H-7]

The Superintendent to create a process for the distribution of time sensitive media releases and report back to the Board no later than May 16, 2018. AUTHORIZED

April 25, 2018
[H-10]

The Superintendent to:

  1. Seek a partnership with Miami-Dade County to jointly market and promote participation in the Florida Department of Transportation’s SchoolPool Program;
  2. Examine additional opportunities to encourage Miami-Dade County residents to carpool to and from schools; and
  3. Provide a report to the Board by June 20, 2018 ENDORSED

April 25, 2018
[H-11]

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2018 as the 116th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. ENDORSED

April 25, 2018
[H-12]

The reassignment of The School Board Office Manager and support staff, assigned to that office to report directly to the School Board of Miami-Dade County and to support all Board members in fulfilling their responsibilities and conducting School Board business. APPROVED

April 25, 2018
[H-14]

The endorsement of May 8, 2018, as National Teacher Day in Miami- Dade County Public Schools. IMPLEMENTED
 
2017
January 25, 2017
[B-4]    
Resolution No. 17-001 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Miami Dade County Commission Chairman Esteban L. Bovo Jr. APPROVED

January 25, 2017
[H-4]

March 2017 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  ENDORSED

January 25, 2017
[H-5]

The Superintendent to engage in dialogue with the new federal administration in support of reasonable immigration relief for undocumented students who have grown up in the United States, have good moral character(i.e., civic comportment), and are enlisted in the military or pursuing a college education, or a vocation. AUTHORIZED
February 15, 2017
[B-5]
Resolution No. 17-014 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Town of Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid. APPROVED
February 15, 2017
[B-6]

The winners of the 2016 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED / CONGRATULATED

February 15, 2017
[H-3]

March 2017 as Florida Bike Month, encouraged participation in the National Bike to School Day festivities, and recognized the BikeSafe Program for its efforts in improving bicycle safety at middle schools. PROMOTED

February 15, 2017
[H-4]

In promoting April 22, 2017, as Earth Day and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in this celebration. JOINED

March 15, 2017
[B-9]

Resolution No. 17-024 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2017 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

March 15, 2017
[H-4]

The endorsement of April 23-29, 2017 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 26, 2017 as Administrative Professionals Day. APPROVED

April 5, 2017
[B-6]   

Resolution No. 17-040 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 9, 2017 National Teacher Day in Miami Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

April 5, 2017
[H-4]  

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2017, as the 115th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. ENDORSED

May 24, 2017
[B-10]

Resolution No. 17-063 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2016-2017 Dade Association of School Administrators (DASA) Principal of the Year, Ms. Maritza D. Jimenez.  APPROVED

May 24, 2017
[B-23]

Resolution No. 17-070 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Thalia Rodriguez, a student at Westland Hialeah Senior High School. APPROVED

May 24, 2017
[H-6]

The Superintendent to utilize the District’s communication resources to raise community awareness of Florida’s upcoming sales tax holiday scheduled for August 4-6, 2017.  AUTHORIZED

May 24, 2017
[H-7]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Click it or Ticket” National Seat Belt Enforcement Safety Campaign, May 15 through June 4, 2017, and encourage a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED

June 21, 2017
[H-7]

The Superintendent to develop a comprehensive student and educators arts showcase. AUTHORIZED

July 12, 2017
[H-3]

The 20147 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED

July 12, 2017
[H-4]

The International “Walk to School Day”, and implement the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event.  ENDORSED

August 9, 2017
[H-5] 

Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools from September 15 through October 15, 2017. ENDORSED

August 9, 2017
[H-6]

September 27, 2017, as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” through Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

August 9, 2017
[H-7]

 “Ethical Governance Day 2017” to take place on October 19, 2017 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.  ENDORSED

August 9, 2017
[H-13]

The Superintendent to: (1) acquaint parents and students with the District’s Diploma Pathways materials as early as middle school to ensure proper academic planning; (2) promote to the community the availability of the various high school diploma designations as a mechanism to raise awareness of the rigorous academic offerings provided in our public schools; (3) provide a letter of recognition to the parent or guardian of students achieving a diploma designation, including a brief explanation of the achievement; and (4) implement the aforementioned process no later than January 2018 to facilitate graduation orientation and related activities. ENCOURAGED

September 6, 2017
[H-5]

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-21, 2017, and encouragement of year-round safe driving practices at all District high schools. ENDORSED     

September 6, 2017
[H-6]

October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and request that the Superintendent distribute educational information throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

October 11, 2017
[H-7]                        

The Superintendent to explore means of greater collaboration with local governmental entities to assist in post-hurricane recovery and cleanup efforts and report back to the Board no later than the December 6, 2017 School Board Meeting. AUTHORIZED

October 11, 2017
[H-9]

The Superintendent to: (a) develop a complete set of administrative organizational charts; (b) provide annually a complete set of organizational charts to the Board; and (c) maintain a current and accurate organizational chart on the District’s website. AUTHORIZED

October 11, 2017
[H-16]

November 16, 2017 as National Parent Involvement Day and its goal of increasing overall student achievement through parent engagement, with year-round encouragement throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

October 11, 2017
[H-17]

The Superintendent to develop and distribute to each Board Office protocol guidelines for non-Board Member support staff duties and assignments no later than December 1, 2017. REQUESTED

November 15, 2017
[H-4]

Authorize the Superintendent to conduct an assessment of the SBAB Motor Pool and SBAB Administration Vehicles; create a schedule of maintenance for the vehicles; and report all information to the Board no later than January 2018. [WITHDREW]

November 15, 2017
[H-5]

Direct the School Board Attorney and Chief Auditor to develop a complete set of administrative organizational charts for their respective offices to the Board; and provide a copy to the Superintendent for the purpose of making them available for public view via the main page of the District’s website. [WITHDREW]

November 15, 2017
[H-11]

The Superintendent to create an awareness campaign that provides easy access to the necessary information parents and students need in situations involving bullying, harassment, and all other types of trauma. [AUTHORIZED]

November 15, 2017
[H-21]

Additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School infrastructure grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and requested the Superintendent to formalize the grant applications accordingly.  [ENDORSED]

December 6, 2017
[H-10]

The Superintendent to(a) conduct an assessment of the SBAB Motor Pool and SBAB Administration Vehicles; (b) create a schedule of maintenance for the vehicles; and (c) report all information to the Board no later than March 2018. [AUTHORIZED]

December 6, 2017
[H-12]

In promoting the College Fair and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2018 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February 25, 2018. [JOINED]
 

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