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BOARD ITEMS INITIATED BY PERLA TABARES HANTMAN
1997
January 22,1997
Extended annual vision and hearing screenings for all students in kindergarten through grade 12.
May 21, 1997
Amended Board Rule 6Gx13-6A-1.46, Magnet Programs/Schools to state that beginning with the 1997-98 school year, children who are part of a multiple birth will be admitted to Magnet Program/School when one of them is selected for admission through the random selection process.
June 18, 1997
Resolution No. 97-16 of The School Board of Dade County, Florida, supporting the adoption of an Ordinance offered by Commissioner Miriam Alonso, amending the Code of Metropolitan Dade County, requiring that any zoning applicant or feepayer offering lands as a dedication or contribution in-lieu-of impact fees to the School Board of Dade County, Florida, also provide an environmental site assessment of the property and further providing that any land accepted as a dedication or contribution in-lieu-of impact fees by Dade County Public Schools in the circumstances referenced, shall comply with said Ordinance.

August 27, 1997

Reaffirmed the district's goal of Bilingualism.  Review and revise the 1997-98 formulas for the Bilingual/Foreign Language programs.  Directed Superintendent to design and implement a plan to improve program delivery at the elementary school level.
Sept. 10, 1997
Formation of an Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force and implement the recommendations of that task force in the 1998/99 school year.
Dec. 10, 1997
Conversion of M.A. Milam Elementary School from grades K-5 to a K-8 center through the construction of a Middle Learning Center.
 
1998
February 18, 1998
Agreement with the City of Hialeah Gardens for joint development and use of a park site adjacent to Hialeah Gardens Elementary School which is owned by the City.
March 18, 1998
Received the Report for the 1997-98 Ad-Hoc Multilingual Task Force with three phases of implementation. Implementation of the Task Force's recommendations will begin with Phase I in the 1998-99 school year.

March 18, 1998

Contractual agreement with Miami-Dade County for acceptance of a  $3.5 million grant for the renovation of the auditorium at Hialeah Senior High School.
June 10, 1998
Fourth lease amendment with the City of Hialeah for the use of Board-owned land for public park purposes at Henry H. Filer Middle School.
July 8, 1998
Reciprocal master lease agreements with the City of Hialeah to govern the city's use of school playgrounds and the school district's use of parks.
July 22, 1998
Reaffirmed the Board's commitment to literacy in English and a language other than English and authorized the Superintendent to transmit to all appropriate elected representatives in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the School Board, correspondence and information reflecting the Board's concern over the negative impact that H.R. 3892, the English Language Fluency Act (Riggs Bill), would have on Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the larger community the school system serves, and direct our legislative staff to oppose H.R. 3892.
July 22, 1998
Resolution No. 98-37 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, congratulating the Honorable Paul L. Cejas, one of our community's outstanding civic leaders, for his appointment as a United States Ambassador to Belgium.
August 26, 1998
Resolution recognizing developers for their land and monetary contributions and to set aside property for new school construction in communities where children will reside.
 
1999
February 10, 1999
Proposal seeking ways of simplifying existing procedures related to land contributions for new schools.
April 14, 1999
Approval of "Gallery Miami" Art Program, a summer youth employment and training program that will offer mentoring and employment for student artists in six schools during the eight-week summer program.
April 14, 1999
Approved "Take Our Daughters/Children to Work Day," Thursday, April 22, 1999.
May 12, 1999

Reconvened the Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force and present their report at the September 8, 1999 School Board meeting.

May 12, 1999
Authorized feasibility study to establish a guaranteed articulation track between Pre-International Baccalaureate (PIB) elementary and middle school magnets, as well as between middle school PIB magnets and senior high International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma/certificate magnets.  Also, directly admit to the high school IB program students who have been denied admission this year as a result of the random selection process and/or program capacity limitations. Increased funds were approved for the IB program for the 1999-2000 school year, as well as subsequent year.
August 25, 1999
Requested a report that summarizes the current key provisions for grading schools and prepare a modified accountability system that includes an improved method for grading schools which could become part of the district's legislative program.
October 20, 1999
Participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Census related activities promoting Census 2000 awareness
 
2000
January 12, 2000
Authorized entering into a cooperative agreement with the City of Hialeah Police Department to open a Center for Outdoor Suspension for  students who have been suspended from school.  The Center will provide them with educational and counseling services.
May 17, 2000

Established a Spanish and Haitian-Creole Reading Institute for 70 teachers from June 19-28, 2000.

Established a Spanish and Haitian-Creole Immersion Program for 40 administrators during the 2000-2001 school year.

May 17, 2000
Requested a plan of action by August 23, 2000, to staff key senior administrative positions vacated within one to three years by those employees in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).
June 21, 2000
Joint use agreement with Miami-Dade County for the use of recreational facilities at Barbara Goleman Senior High School.
August 23, 2000
Requested that MDCSB  join in promoting student pedestrian safety and direct  the Superintendent to encourage all schools to participate in the national "Walk Our Children to School Day" on October 4, 2000.
September 13, 2000
Requested that MDCSB direct the superintendent of schools to provide all kindergarten and first grade students with a pedestrian/school bus safety education program.
October 11, 2000
Authorized the Superintendent to allow school site administrators to participate in The South Florida Executive Institute at Florida International University, beginning June, 2001, for a period of six consecutive weeks, at no cost to the district.
 
2001
January 16, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to submit a Request for Proposals to conduct an external evaluation of international education programs at a cost not to exceed $25,000.
February 14, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to change the name of the Elementary Spanish as a Second Language Program to Elementary World Languages Program.
February 14, 2001
Conversion of State School "C" to a K-8 Center.
February 14, 2001
Authorization to execute a lease amendment with the City of Hialeah for use of a portion of the playfield area at the Amelia Earhart Elementary/Hialeah Middle School campus.
March 14, 2001

Directed the Superintendent to develop and submit to the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee a report, every other month, on fire safety issues which apprises the School Board of the progress being made toward correcting previously identified safety violations, with projected completion dates for those not already accomplished, identifies additional fire safety issues which had not previously surface; assesses each new safety issue as to relative level of seriousness; and determines the cost of addressing the additional fire safety issues that could not be covered within the already-approved $30 million dollars.

April 18, 2001

Directed the Superintendent to request a report from staff providing a listing of the distribution, criteria and procedures utilized in the selection and evaluation of construction industry professionals and suggestions to be considered to improve the process.
April 18, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to initiate the process of amending board rule 6Gdx13-7B-1.06 to incorporate a site selection and acquisition process.
April 18, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to initiate the process of amending Board rule 6Gx13-2C-1.082, to include the organization and responsibilities of the Site and Construction Planning Committee.
May 16, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to establish a system for briefing each Board member and/or administrative assistant about agenda items in advance of each Board meeting.
May 16, 2001
Sought amendment to Board Rule 6Gx13-2C-1.14,  Department of Management Audits, Statement of Policies and Procedures, to comport with Florida law in one of the following ways: To have the Department of Management Audits report directly to the School Board or to the Chair of the Audit committee as the School Board's designee.  ITEM DID NOT PASS.
July 11, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to provide an updated report on the plan of action to staff key administrative positions vacated within one to three years by those employees in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP), at its meeting of October 24, 2001
July 11, 2001
Directed the Superintendent and the Board Attorney to provide the Board, at its meeting of August 22, 2001, with a plan of action and procedures for replacing the Superintendent or Board Attorney in the event of disability, dismissal or resignation.
August 22, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to prepare and provide a report on WLRN-TV and WLRN-Radio, its advisory mechanisms, programming decision making process and the role of the School Board as licensee/trustee and draft language for a proposed School Board rule on WLRN governance in order to assist the Board in developing a Board policy on WLRN.
August 22, 2001
Requested that The School Board join in promoting student pedestrian safety and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County public schools to participate in the national AWalk Our Children to School Day@ on October 2, 2001.
August 22, 2001
Directed the Superintendent to reconvene the Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force following the configuration of representatives previously established; develop a new three year action plan in order to increase opportunities for students to become bilingual and biliterate; and present to the School Board at its meeting of January 2002, a status report on implementation of the 1998 recommendations and the new three year action plan.
September 12, 2001
Requested that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, take action on the Superintendent's Employment Agreement.  ITEM WAS TABLED UNTIL SPECIAL MEETING.
September 26, 2001
Special Meeting:  Requested that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, take action on the Superintendent's Employment Agreement.
October 17, 2001
Special Meeting:  Requested that the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, take action to appoint or hire an Interim Superintendent of Schools and finalize the selection process and criteria for hiring the Superintendent of Schools.
October 24, 2001
Requested that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approve the Superintendent of Schools' employment contract and employ Merrett R. Stierheim as Superintendent of Schools on an interim basis, commencing upon approval of the contract, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.
October 24, 2001

Requested that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida discuss the methods of conducting a national search for Superintendent of Schools and select the method to be utilized and authorize the superintendent to initiate the selection process for the position of Superintendent in accordance with the Board's directions.

December 12, 2001
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida discuss procedures to be included in School Board Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.23, School Board Committee Structure prior to amending the Rule; and authorized the Superintendent to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.23, School Board Committee Structure to be brought back to the January 17, 2002 meeting for initial reading. (In the event that the chair of a Committee is unavailable for a scheduled Committee meeting, either remaining member by agreement of the membership may serve as Chair of the committee meeting, and in the event that a monthly meeting is not called by the Committee Chair, a member of the committee who wishes to convene a meeting may request the meeting through the Chair of the Committee, who shall then schedule the meeting in accordance with the notice provisions of the Sunshine Law.)   
December 12, 2001

Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida review and discuss procedures in School Board Rule 6Gx13-4D-1.022, Manual of Procedures for Managerial Exempt Personnel as it pertains to compensation, and authorize the Superintendent, if appropriate, to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13-4D-1.022, Manual of Procedures for Managerial Exempt Personnel to be brought back to the January 17, 2002 meeting for initial reading. (An administrator moved to a lower pay grade whose current salary is above the maximum of the new pay grade will have the salary change upon Board action.  Also to be reviewed the automatic 9% increase for promotions.)

 
2002
February 13, 2002
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida and the Superintendent discuss the observations, review and assessments of the first 90 days of the Superintendent's employment. ITEM TABLED
February 13, 2002

Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 02-10 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, supporting the Florida Constitutional Amendment proposed by Mr. Alex Penelas, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the implementation of universal pre-kindergarten programs for all four-year-old children.

Amended to include the following: that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, support Senate Bill No. 1810, as proposed by Senator Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as well as House Bill 1135.

March 13, 2002
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, discuss the plan of action to staff key administrative positions to provide guidance to the Superintendent and to direct the Superintendent to bring an updated report to the Board at its meeting of April 17, 2002.
May 15, 2002

Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida fulfill the condition of the Superintendent's contract regarding an evaluation of his performance and provide the opportunity for the Board and the Superintendent to publicly discuss the observations, review and assessments of his performance.

June 6, 2002
Special Meeting
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to collectively bargain the restoration of salaries associated with the pay reduction plan in the event of a determination of sufficient contingency reserves.  AMENDED
June 19, 2002
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize and approve an extension of the Superintendent of Schools- current Employment Agreement through the end of the 2002-2003 fiscal year with no material changes in the terms and conditions of his present agreement.   AMENDED
July 10, 2002
Proposed to direct the Superintendent to provide to the Board written recommendations on the establishment of positions to be filled and qualifications for those positions no later than the Friday before the Board meeting.
July 10, 2002
Proposed to request the School Board Attorney to provide at the School Board meeting of September 11, 2002 specific guidelines and procedures associated with the role and responsibilities of in-house counsel for the Board.
July 10, 2002
Proposed to direct the Superintendent to review recruitment practices for the School for Advanced Studies and make recommendations to increase student enrollment.
August 21, 2002

Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, institute  Board member agenda work/briefing sessions instead of School Board committee meetings on a three-month trial basis.  OPPOSED

Authorized the scheduling of a conference session on October 23, 2002 to discuss and determine Board policy directives for the broadcasting of School Board meetings on WLRN Television and WLRN Radio.

September 12, 2002
Proposed that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, join in promoting student pedestrian safety and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County public schools to participate in the national "Walk Our Children to School Day" on October 2, 2002.
October 23, 2002
Directed the Superintendent to prepare a plan of action by the November  20, 2002 Board meeting for addressing the anticipated budgetary shortfall primarily associated with the 2002-2003 decline in student enrollment, and for increasing the District's contingency reserve.
December 11, 2002

Proposed That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to explore vacating the right-a-way of N.E. 1st Court between N.E. 15th Street and N.E. 16th Street to be brought back to the Board at the Board meeting of January 15, 2003 to determine whether to proceed.

 
2003
January 15, 2003
Proposed That the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida authorize the Superintendent to research and present a status report to the Board within 90 days on electronic media alternatives for broadcasting all regularly scheduled School Board meetings. AUTHORIZED
January 15, 2003

Request that The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to:

1. Conduct an analysis of the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on LEP students; and
2. Present a report of the findings and recommendations of the study no later than July 2003. No local funds required. DIRECTED

February 12, 2003
Resolution No. 03-15 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Eva Hernandez, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Teacher of The Year.  APPROVED
February 12, 2003
To reinstitute two regularly scheduled School Board meetings per month and to establish a monthly agenda briefing session for the School Board.  FAILED
March 12, 2003
The importance of the need for coordinating the planning of new educational facilities with the planning and construction of transportation project; and requested the Superintendent or designee to coordinate with appropriate staff of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to develop a systematic process that provides for joint cooperation between the MPO and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the District's Educational Facilities Planning process; and submit said process to the MPO Board for its consideration and adoption. RECOGNIZED

March 12, 2003

The acceptance of a donation of $67,000 from the Town of Miami Lakes for the purchase of reading books at Bob Graham Education Center for $20,000, Miami Lakes Elementary School for $20,000, and Miami Lakes Middle School for $27,000; and recognized the Town of Miami Lakes' commitment to students' success in reading. AUTHORIZED
April 9, 2003
The Superintendent to initiate a compensation study for managerial exempt personnel; and provided recommendations to the Board for a salary schedule for MEP positions at its August 20, 2003 Board meeting. DIRECTED
April 9, 2003
The review of the MEP Manual and MEP contracts for consistency with the Florida Education Code and with matters concerning appointments, non-renewals, non-reappointments, reassignments and cancellations of contract and termination of employment. WITHDREW
April 9, 2003
The Superintendent to provide a position paper on District reform initiatives and direct the Board Attorney to provide an opinion on any legal implications associated with implementing those initiatives. DIRECTED
April 9, 2003
The Superintendent of Schools to provide a status report on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2001-2002 Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force.  DIRECTED
April 9, 2003
The 2003 State Legislative Program to establish as a legislative priority of flexibility in the implementation of Amendment 9: Class Size Reduction.  AMENDED
April 9, 2003
The Superintendent to conduct the implementation of the "Knowledge is Power Program" (KIPP Academy) in selected District or charter schools. AUTHORIZED
May 14, 2003
The Superintendent and Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking for the School Board's Audit Committee (6Gx13- 2C-1.14), to be brought back to the June 18, 2003 School Board meeting.  AUTHORIZED* Amended, as indicated above, to coincide with the final reading of the same rule presented in today's Item C-22 [which was postponed until June 18, 2003].
June 18, 2003
The initiation of rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to promulgate new School Board Rule 6Gx13- 2C-1.142, Audit Committee. AUTHORIZED
June 18, 2003
The Superintendent and Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking or amend existing Board rules governing the adherence to the Code of Ethics for public officers and employees and the strict avoidance of ethical conflicts of interest by the August 20, 2003 Board meeting.  DIRECTED

June 18, 2003

The Board to join in promoting student pedestrian safety and direct the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the national AWalk Our Children to School Day@ on October 8, 2003 and to encourage pedestrian safety throughout the entire school year.  AUTHORIZED
June 18, 2003
The Superintendent to conduct a feasibility study and report to the Board, the  advantages and disadvantages of converting Hialeah Gardens Elementary School to a K-8 Center.  DIRECTED
July 9, 2003

Modifications to the employment agreement of Superintendent Merrett R. Stierheim with his acknowledgment, to include one of the following options as proffered by Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman:

  • To terminate his contract on June 30, 2004.  If the Board chooses to not renew his contract, it would pay him four months severance pay, consistent with his existing contract; or
  • To continue his employment while a national search is conducted and a new Superintendent is appointed.  At such time, his contract would terminate and he would receive the four months severance pay; or
  • To extend his contract for six months, until December 31, 2004, at which time the Board would evaluate his performance and determine whether to extend his contract through June 30, 2005, or terminate his contract and conduct a national search.  If the Board elects to terminate his contract, he would then receive the four-months severance pay.
  • The Chair, the School Board Attorney, and the Superintendent were authorized to meet and deliberate on the contract, as amended by Mr. Frank Cobo, with the understanding that the Chair is authorized to bring the issue back to the Board should there be a problem. AUTHORIZE
August 20, 2003
New School Board Rule 6Gx13- 2C-1.142, Audit Committee, and authorized the Superintendent to file the rule with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective August 20, 2003. ADOPTED
August 20, 2003

Paragraph one of School Board Rule 6Gx13- 4A-1.18, Assignment - Members of Same Family to read as follows:

"Administrative supervisors who recommend employment, authorize payrolls, and evaluate performance may not authorize employment for relatives at the same locations. only upon approval of the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.  The administrative supervisor of any District entity or office shall disclose to the Superintendent of Schools of his/her designee any relative for whom the supervisor is responsible as to employment decision, payroll authorization or job performance evaluations.  Failure to immediately so advise shall be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal." AMENDED

August 20, 2003
To suspend School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.23, School Board Committee Structure and the initiation of a six-month pilot program to provide for School Board member briefing sessions of one Committee Structure briefing per month in advance of the regular monthly School Board met to provide a review of Board meeting Agenda items and policy formulation and development. FAILED
August 20, 2003

To recommend in its 2004 Legislative Program a request to amend Florida Statute 212.08 to provide for School Board contractor sales tax exemption and for expansion of allowable exemptions. AUTHORIZED

September 10, 2003
The Superintendent to provide a report delineating participation in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by limited English proficient (LEP) students, and identifying strategies which inform these parents of choice programs and how they may access them.  DIRECTED
September 10, 2003
The Superintendent and the Board Attorney to take appropriate action upon the conclusion of the investigation concerning offenses and improprieties, if any, of United Teachers of Dade (UTD) leadership against the School Board. *AUTHORIZED and Amended as reflected above.
October 22, 2003
The initiation of rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13- 4A-1.18, Assignment - Members of Same Family. AUTHORIZED
October 22, 2003
Amended School Board Rule 6Gx13- 4A-1.212, Conflict of Interest, and authorized the Superintendent to file the rule with The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to be effective October 22, 2003. ADOPTED
October 22, 2003

The Superintendent to prepare a Plan of Action with three options to reduce non-school site budgets, up to three percent, five percent, and 10 percent over the next five years, to be reallocated for employees' salaries and the classroom, to be brought back at the November 19, 2003 Board meeting. DIRECTED*

*Amended as reflected above.

November 19, 2003
The Superintendent and Board Attorney to provide a report by the December 10, 2003 Board meeting identifying the specific funds in the capital outlay budget that may be utilized to accelerate deferred maintenance programs.
DIRECTED
November 19, 2003

The Superintendent to report on progress made on implementing the Increasing the Graduation Rate and Decreasing the Dropout Rate Plan at the December 10, 2003 January 2004 School Board meeting; and the Chair of the Ad-Hoc committee to present recommendations made to date by said committee, at the December 10, 2003 January 2004 School Board meeting. DIRECTED*

* Amended as reflected above.

 
2004
January 14, 2004
Request for the Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking to prohibit participation and voting at official meetings by any Board member who is not physically present.  FAILED
January 14, 2004
Resolution No. 03-59, recognizing Dr. Horacio Aguirre, Director, Diario Las Américas, for his lifelong contributions to our world community.  APPROVED
January 14, 2004

The Superintendent to select at least two non-school site locations or operations for a pilot program to implement zero-based budgeting during the formation of the fiscal year 2004-05 budget, specifically requiring that one of the two be the school system's Construction Department; and provide a report of the results of the pilot program zero-based budget process by the School Board meeting of June 16, 2004.  DIRECTED*

*Amended, as reflected above.

January 14, 2004
Request for the Superintendent to utilize identified funds of $27.7 million from the Capital Outlay Budget to accelerate deferred maintenance programs.  WITHDREW
February 11, 2004
The Superintendent to devise a plan to increase public awareness of the necessity to educate students, parents, and the community at large of the advantages of being bilingual and biliterate; develop a public relations campaign to promote participation in Miami-Dade County Public Schools dual language programs.  DIRECTED
March 17, 2004
To join the Cuban-American community as it commemorates, on May 20, 2004, the 102nd anniversary of the independence of Cuba.  AGREED
March 17, 2004

The Superintendent to adopt, as its top funding priorities for the 2004 Florida Legislative Session, the following issues:

  1. preserve the District Cost Differential (DCD);
  2. allocate Classrooms for Kids capital outlay funding based only on K-12 needs;
  3. repeal statutory limitations on the use of the 2-mill capital outlay levy;
  4. oppose the deletion of impact fees unless replaced with a comparable revenue source;
  5. preserve the integrity of the FEFP using performance-based funding as an incentive, funded from new general revenue funds;
  6. increase Workforce Development funding; and
  7. establish a sales tax exemption on all equipment and materials used to construct and maintain a public K-12 facility, and ensure that the savings are passed on to the school districts.  AUTHORIZED*
     
    *As amended, to add the issue of no-flight zones to the list of priorities, to gain flexibility
April 14, 2004
Resolution No. 04-27 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County's Public Schools.  APPROVED
April 14, 2004
The initiation of a "Good Samaritan Communities' Caring Program" in grades K-12 to foster positive behavior and open communication in an environment that results in safe and nurturing schools.  AUTHORIZED
April 14, 2004
The study of the feasibility of incorporating the "High Performance Schools" concept into the school district's facilities program; and report back to the Board with findings and recommendations by the October 2004 meeting.  WITHDREW
May 19, 2004
Request for approval of Resolution No. 04-29 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Town of Miami Lakes for being presented with the District's Exemplary Not-For-Profit Dade Partners Award.  APPROVED
June 16, 2004
Participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the National "Walk Our Children to School Day" on Wednesday, October 6, 2004.  AUTHORIZED
June 16, 2004
Direct the Superintendent to provide a report on the District's policy prohibiting cell phone use while operating a school bus.  DIRECTED
September 8, 2004
Resolution No. 04-50 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Dr. Michael M. Krop for his 24 years of dedicated service on the Miami-Dade County School Board.  APPROVED
September 8, 2004
Resolution Nos. 04-51 and 04-52 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Modesto A. Maidique and Ambassador Paul L. Cejas, respectively, for their assistance and contributions to the superintendent selection process.  APPROVED
October 20, 2004
Resolution No. 04-54 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education and Human Services, and the Hispanic Advisory Board for the founding of the Cervantes Awards to honor educators, community members, and students engaged in the pursuit of excellence in the Hispanic Community of South Florida.  APPROVED
October 20, 2004
The Superintendent to work with local government and the business community to create a proclamation in support of 2004 and 2005 as the Years of Foreign Language Study; and encouraged all schools to implement activities in support of the study of world languages.  DIRECTED
October 20, 2004
The Superintendent to establish a disaster preparedness and recovery taskforce to review the District's current emergency plans and to meet with the recovery teams of those districts affected by recent storms to learn from their experiences; and revise the District's emergency plan as appropriate and submit it to the Board no later than December 2004.  DIRECTED
November 17, 2004
The Superintendent to implement the Cold and Flu Prevention program [as delineated in the agenda item]; and directed the Superintendent to work with Miami-Dade County Public Health Department to determine appropriate implementation of the suggested "cleaning procedure".  AUTHORIZED
November 17, 2004
The Superintendent to conduct a feasibility study within 90 days to determine how best to offer a district wide foreign language program in all primary grades.  DIRECTED
 
2005
January 19, 2005
The Superintendent review the course offerings available at senior high schools and the number of students in said courses, and provide a report to the Board with recommendations prior to the end of the school year.  REQUESTED
February 16, 2005

In promoting the college fair and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the "2005 Miami National College Fair" on February 20, 2005.  JOINED

February 16, 2005
Resolution No. 05-04 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2005 as "Arts in Our Schools Month."  APPROVED
February 16, 2005
The Superintendent to provide an updated report prior to the end of the school year about the School for Advanced Studies, its opportunities, current enrollment, and recruitment practices.  DIRECTED
March 16, 2005
The Superintendent to incorporate all applicable items of "High Performance Schools" in future designs of district facilities using the Prototype Program as a "pilot."  AUTHORIZED
March 16, 2005
Resolution No. 05-10, proclaiming April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County's public schools.  APPROVED
April 13, 2005
The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2005, as the 103rd anniversary of the Independence of Cuba.  JOINED
April 13, 2005

The Superintendent and Board Attorney to:

  1. initiate rulemaking on the notice requirements of public meetings of the School Board and its advisory committees; and
  2. that until such rule(s) are put into place the initiating office or department calling for a meeting shall timely notify the School Board Attorney's office and the Superintendent's office in order to ensure that the appropriate, required notice provisions referred to, in the Official Agenda, are in compliance.  DIRECTED
April 13, 2005
Resolution No. 05-16, recognizing Mrs. Eva Hernandez as recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.  DIRECTED
May 18, 2005
The creation of an academy based on the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Program to be sited at Miami Lakes Educational Center.  ENDORSED
June 15, 2005
Resolution No. 05-31, promoting student pedestrian safety and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the international "Walk Our Children to School Day" on October 5, 2005.  ADOPTED
June 15, 2005

The Superintendent to:

  1. initiate rulemaking to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13-3F-1.01 to expand the School Board Attorney's involvement in the contracting process to include the review and approval as to form and content to determine compliance with School Board Rules and any intellectual property and copyright issues as appropriate;
  2. initiate rulemaking to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13-3F-1.021 to include language specifying that any computing equipment provided by M-DCPS as part of a contract be limited to network-based use and to provide a full explanation to the Board Attorney and to the School Board when a contract is submitted for an amount greater than the bid; and
  3. review other rules as applicable regarding the contracting process and return to the School Board at its meeting of October 19, 2005.  DIRECTED
July 13, 2005
[B-5]

The Superintendent to:

1) retain intellectual property counsel to review, evaluate, and report upon the legal status of M-DCPS as to M-DCPS' right to modify and use PACES, and as to M-DCPS' right to market and license the PACES system;
2) determine the desirability and feasibility of modifying PACES to achieve compliance with Florida law as opposed to acquiring a replacement system; and
3) report to the Board at its October 19, 2005 meeting.  DIRECTED

July 13, 2005
[B-7]
The Superintendent and School Board Attorney to review current policy set forth in Guideline #40 in the Procedures for Maintaining and Promoting a Safe Learning Environment, incorporated into Board Rule 6Gx13-5D-1.08; and report to the Board at its October 19, 2005 meeting with recommendations, including whether to initiate rulemaking to amend the Board's policy.  DIRECTED

August 17, 2005
[B-4]

The creation of a School Board Concurrency Task Force to provide recommendations for the implementation of 2005 growth management legislation, as it relates to school concurrency.  Membership would include, but not be limited to, two members of the School Board and up to two representatives from the following organizations: Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, the Builders Association of South Florida, and the Latin Builders Association.  Staff from the South Florida Regional Planning Council will be invited to attend and participate.  The Superintendent will appoint District staff to provide support to the Task Force.  AUTHORIZED
August 17, 2005
[B-17]

The Superintendent to:

1.   initiate rulemaking at the September 7, 2005 School Board meeting, to codify the decisions made at the upcoming workshop regarding the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or its successor;
2.   temporarily align the functions and role of an OIG under the Office of Management and Compliance Audits until the newly-defined office is staffed, effective September 1, 2005; and
3.   temporarily ensure that the activities, findings, and recommendations emanating from the OIG function within the Office of Management and Compliance Audits are submitted to the School Board Audit Committee for assurance that said Office is providing an unbiased central point for coordination of and responsibility for promoting accountability and integrity, until the new structure is implemented. DIRECTED

October 19, 2005
[B-3]
The initiation of rulemaking proceedings at the December 14, 2005 School Board meeting to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13- 6A- 1.48, K-8 Centers.  AUTHORIZED
November 16, 2005
[B-4]

The Superintendent to review the labor contracts and Board rules and submit a recommendation to the Board at its February 15, 2006 School Board meeting as to the appropriate action to be taken regarding compensation for hourly employees during future periods of time when an emergency has been declared. DIRECTED

November 16, 2005
[B-5]
Flamingo Elementary School as the recipient of the Outstanding Elementary School Physical Education Program and the Sports Society of Miami for its support and contributions to our schools.  RECOGNIZED
 
2006
January 18, 2006
[B-7]
To join in promoting the College Fair and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the "2006 Miami National College Fair" on February 19, 2006.  AGREED
February 15, 2006
[B-9]
Resolution No. 06-06 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2006 as "Arts in Our Schools Month," to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and authorizing administrative actions to foster related activities.  APPROVED
February 15, 2006
[B-19]
The School Board Attorney to review School Board Rule 6Gx13-7E-1.02, Educational Facilities - Naming and recommend any required modifications to the Rule and that the Board authorize the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings at the March 15, 2006 School Board meeting in accordance with the Administrative Rule 6Gx13-7E-1.02, Educational Facilities - Naming.  DIRECTED
March 15, 2006
[B-6]
Resolution No. 06-17 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County's public schools.  APPROVED
April 18, 2006
[B-5]
To join the Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2006, as the 104th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba and that democratic principles and civic values are celebrated throughout the District.  AUTHORIZED
April 18, 2006
[B-7]
The Superintendent to evaluate the implementation of employee transportation benefits and rideshare programs in partnership with Miami-Dade Transit and South Florida Commuter Services, and report back to the School Board at the July 12, 2006 Board meeting.  AUTHORIZED
April 18, 2006
[B-8]
The endorsement of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Traffic Safety Team, under the auspices of the Florida Department of Transportation, and direct the Superintendent to appoint the appropriate District staff to serve on the committee from the District Division of Safety and Emergency Management, School Police, Transportation, School Operations, and Department of Facilities Planning/MPO Liaison.  AUTHORIZED
June 14, 2006
[B-4]
To review the District's formal civic education curriculum from Kindergarten to 12th grade, and submit a report and any recommendations to strengthen the civics curriculum to the Board at the August 2, 2006 meeting.  DIRECTED
June 14, 2006
[B10]
Resolution No. 06-42, promoting student pedestrian safety and directing the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the International "Walk Our Children to School Day" on October 4, 2006.  In conjunction with this program, it is further recommended that the "WalkSafe" Pedestrian Safety Program curriculum be implemented during the week of the event.
July 12, 2006
[B-10]
The Superintendent to explore the feasibility of implementing a pilot online payment system for parents to use to pay for student meals, and submit findings and any recommendations at the September 13, 2006 meeting.  AUTHORIZED*
*Amended, to also include payment by telephone.
September 13, 2006
[B-5]
The Superintendent to incorporate Family Nutrition and Wellness classes into the Parent Academy's class offerings, and share with the School Board the schedule of classes by November 2006.  DIRECTED
September 13, 2006
[B-6]
Resolution No. 06-58 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Demetrio "Ruben" Prieto for his dedicated and exemplary service to the students of Henry H. Filer Middle School and the surrounding community. APPROVED
September 13, 2006
[B-11]
The Superintendent to establish a policies and procedures manual for the use of District owned vehicles by employees, and that said procedures be in place by a date certain.  DIRECTED
October 11, 2006
[B-5]
The Superintendent to review guidelines for the contracting and evaluation of outside vendors that provide services through the District's Alternative Education program and that these guidelines be presented to the School Board at the December 13, 2006 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED

October 11, 2006
[B-6]

The Superintendent to develop centralized guidelines in the form of a Protocol Manual for the Conduct of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Ceremonies, Programs, Dedications, Receptions and other Events for approval and School Board adoption at the December 13, 2006 meeting.  DIRECTED
October 11, 2006
[B-7]

The Superintendent to:

1.   review the Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force following the configuration of representatives previously established;
2.   explore the feasibility of making a foreign language a requirement starting from kindergarten through grade 12;
3.   present to the School Board, at its meeting of April 18, 2007, a status report on implementation of the new action plan.

November 21, 2006
[B-5]
The Superintendent to evaluate the efficiency of the District's travel reimbursement process and bring a report back to the Board with recommendations to streamline the system by February 2007.  DIRECTED
November 21, 2006
[B-7]
The Superintendent to support and expand the implementation of the "Dream in Green Environmental Challenge" in one senior high school per Regional Center, and report back to the Board at the February 2007 School Board meeting. DIRECTED
December 13, 2006
[B-4]
The initiation of rulemaking proceedings at the February 14, 2007 Board meeting, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to amend the provisions of School Board Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.15 (Agenda-Regular and Special Meetings), or to promulgate a new rule that sets forth the requirement that all Agenda items must contain an estimate of the impacted cost of the staff time involved in implementing the Item.  AUTHORIZED
 
2007
January 17, 2007
[B14]
The annual salary adopted for School Board members on November 21, 2006, and replaced the current salary with the annual salary of $40,887 recommended by the Florida School Boards Association.  REVISITED
January 17, 2007
[B-15]
To join in promoting the College Fair, and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the "2007 Miami National College Fair" on February 18, 2007.  AGREED
January 17, 2007
[B-16]

The Superintendent to review the procedures for accessing public records and documents by various entities, members of the public and School Board members to ensure that the procedures are in compliance with state statutes, and provide a report by the February 2007 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED*

*Amended as reflected above.

January 17, 2007
[B-18]
The Superintendent to formally accept a donation of $20,000 from the Town of Miami Lakes for Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult and Community Education Center for educational and enrichment programs; and to recognize the Town of Miami Lakes' commitment to the residents of this community.  No local funds are required.  AUTHORIZED
February 14, 2007
[H-6]
Resolution No. 07-06 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2007 as "Arts in Our Schools Month," to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and authorizing administrative actions to foster related activities.  APPROVED
February 14, 2007
[H-7]
The endorsement of the Safe Routes to School Program and encourage implementation of the program at all District elementary schools, as federal and/or state funding becomes available and direct the Superintendent to formalize the application process for funding of the program.  AUTHORIZED
February 14, 2007
[H-18]
The discussion on the proposed governance changes set forth in the Chair's memoranda and vote on each proposal prior to implementation and rule-making.  WITHDREW
March 14, 2007
[H-5]
Resolution No. 07-10 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April as "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month" in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED
April 18, 2007
[H-7]
The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2007, as the 105th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain, and that democratic  principles and civic values are celebrated throughout the District.  JOINED
April 18, 2007
[H-12]
To convene a broad-based Task Force to study the inherent issues associated with outdoor suspensions, review alternatives to outdoor suspensions and report its findings to the Board at the July 11, 2007 School Board meeting; and recommended that the Superintendent propose the composition of this Task Force for approval of the members at the next School Board meeting of May 16, 2007.  AUTHORIZED
April 18, 2007
[H-18]
The Board Attorney to update the School Board Attorney’s Office website, including the duties and the Manual of Procedures to be brought to the School Board at the August 2007 School Board meeting.  The estimated cost to the District, according to the School Board Attorney, is $5,420.10 DIRECTED
June 13, 2007
[H-3]
Resolution No. 07-31 promoting student pedestrian safety, and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the International “Walk Our Children to School Day” on October 3, 2007.  In conjunction with this program, it is further recommended that the “WalkSafe” Pedestrian Safety Program curriculum be implemented during the week of the event.  APPROVED
July 11, 2007
[H-10]
The Superintendent to devise a better method for timely informing the Board as to his specific personnel recommendations for the agenda items set forth in the agenda item; and to provide the Board with his recommendations for those employees who are being recommended for non-reappointment or conditional reappointment and the basis for the recommendations no later than the May School Board meeting for each year.  DIRECTED
September 5, 2007
(H-3)
The Superintendent to finalize negotiations and execute an Interlocal Agreement with the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization for the joint development of a Senior High School Student Safety Campaign, in accordance with a $25,000 grant awarded by the MPO for this purpose.  AUTHORIZED
September 5, 2007
(H-4)
The Superintendent to develop a performance evaluation tool for Board-paid lobbyists and report back to the Board at the October 17, 2007 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED
October 17, 2007
(H-3)
The Superintendent and the Board Attorney to review former Senate Bill 1604 and all relevant Florida Statutes and incorporate pertinent changes in appropriate documents and policies, as well as inclusion in the Code of Student Conduct, and report at the December 11, 2007 School Board Meeting with a status report after meeting internally, and with additional community partners.  DIRECTED
November 20, 2007
(H-5)
The development of procedural guidelines with the Miami-Dade County Public Works Department and the Florida Department of Transportation, to ensure the coordinated and timely installation of all traffic control safety devices for the opening of new educational facilities, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Traffic Safety Team and bring report no later than the March 12, 2008 School Board Meeting.  AUTHORIZED
November 20, 2007
(H-12)
The Superintendent to negotiate and execute an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Hialeah for funding and construction by the City of a parking structure on School Board-owned property located adjacent to Hialeah Senior High School, for joint use by the school district and the City. DIRECTED
December 19, 2007
[H-8]
To endorse ten additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School Program federal grant program and direct the Superintendent to formalize the grant applications accordingly.  AUTHORIZED
December 19, 2007
[H-9]
To endorse National Teen Driver Safety Week to be held the third week of each October.  AUTHORIZED
December 19, 2007
[H-10]
To join in promoting the College Fair and direct the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2008 Miami National College Fair” on February 17, 2008.  AUTHORIZED
 
2008
January 16, 2008
[H-12]
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Application for "Healthy Eating Research, Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity," to be submitted by The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Once developed, the program will be implemented in conjunction with the Annual Walk To School Day/WalkSafe Programs on a pilot program basis, starting in October, 2008. ENDORSED
February 13, 2008
[H-4]
Resolution No. 08-15 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2008 as “Arts in Our Schools Month,” to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and authorizing administrative actions to foster related activities.  APPROVED
February 13, 2008
[H-8]

The authorization to:

1. direct the Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to amend School Board Rule 6Gx13- 4E-1.11, Military Leave, to increase, to the extent permitted by law, the maximum number of days regular full-time employees receive remuneration while absent from their regular work during any calendar year from 17 to 30, when the employees are ordered by the Armed Services or National Guard to report for temporary active duty; and

2. authorize the Superintendent to negotiate with all impacted labor unions to amend any applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions to reflect changes to School Board Rule 6Gx13- 4E-1.11, Military Leave.  APPROVED

March 12, 2008
[H-8]
Resolution No. 08-23 proclaiming April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED
March 12, 2008
[H-9]
The report on the development of procedural guidelines with the Miami-Dade County Public Works Department and the Florida Department of Transportation, to ensure the coordinated and timely installation of all traffic control safety devices for the opening of new educational facilities.   RECEIVED
March 12, 2008
[H-13]
Resolution No. 08-26 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2008, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED
March 12, 2008
[H-18]
The National Poison Prevention Week observed during the third week in March each year.  ENDORSED
April 16, 2008
[H-12]
The endorsement of two Highway Safety Concept Papers entitled “A Plan to Reduce Speeding Near Public High Schools” and “A Plan to Combat Aggressive Driving In School Zones,” for funding under the Florida Department of Transportation Highway Safety Grant Program, and direct the Superintendent to formalize the grant application accordingly.  APPROVED
April 16, 2008
[H-13]

1.  Authorize the Superintendent and the School Board Attorney to negotiate a new Interlocal Agreement of School Concurrency by and between The School Board of Miami-Dade County and the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, based upon additional input and discussions on the remaining pending issues;

2.  Direct the Superintendent and the School Board Attorney to bring the negotiated and recommended Interlocal Agreement for approval by the School Board at the May 21, meeting; and

3.  Upon approval by the School Board and the Board of County Commissioners of the finalized Interlocal Agreement for School Concurrency, convene a meeting between the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County and the School Board.

*Amended to strike the unanimity requirement from the Concurrency Agreement with the County; and as reflected above.  APPROVED

April 16, 2008
[H-18]
The endorsement of an additional grant under the Safe Routes to School Program for the Miami Lakeway area encompassing both Miami Lakes K-8 and Miami Lakes Middle, and direct the Superintendent to formalize the grant application accordingly.  APPROVED
April 16, 2008
[H-19]
Joining the Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2008, as the 106th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain.  AUTHORIZED
May 21, 2008
[H-9]   
The Florida Department of Transportation “Click it or Ticket” Safety Belt Campaign, and encouraged a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle.  ENDORSED
May 21, 2008
[H-23]
The Superintendent to explore and report to the Board by the July 15, 2008 meeting, regarding the availability and costs of workforce management tools designed to enhance the accountability associated with the justification, authorization and monitoring of overtime charges accrued by the District, in accordance with the recommendations found in the Auditor General’s Report No. 2008-158 to enhance our procedures in this area.  DIRECTED
June 18, 2008
[H-4]
Resolution No. 08-64 promoting student pedestrian safety and endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the “Walk Our Children to School Day” program.  In conjunction with this program, it is further recommended that the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum be implemented during the week of the event.  APPROVED
June 18, 2008
[H-10]
Resolution No. 08-67 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Lourdes C. Rovira for her many years of dedicated service to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED
June 18, 2008
[H-11]
Resolution No. 08-68 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the achievement of 17 students from Hialeah Senior High School.  APPROVED
July 15, 2008
[H-10]
An independent review and evaluation of BOSS to be conducted by experts in the field to determine whether it is adequately meeting the District’s needs, including the goals, timeline, financing, sequencing and scope of the project and the efficacy for moving forward with the initiative and that the most expedient procurement process be used in the selection of the entity tasked with this responsibility.  APPROVED
August 4, 2008
[H-5]

The retention of Special Counsel to assist the Board regarding the School Board Attorney’s Office determining the direction it should be taking at the outcome of the Inspector General’s investigation of the School Board Attorney and to review the legal and contractual compliance issues regarding the Superintendent’s contract.  AUTHORIZED*

*AMENDED to advertise the position in The Daily Business Review with the qualifications and scope of work.  Qualified attorneys who are interested could submit their names, resumes, and letters of interest to the Chair, as soon as possible within the constraints of Board rule.

EXTENDED The administrative leave of the School Board Attorney, with pay, until the time the Board determines to take further action.

AGREED Not to pursue any further action should the Board Attorney voluntarily resign.  Upon her voluntary resignation, both parties agree to sign a mutual general release to that effect.

August 4, 2008
[H-14]

The Superintendent and the School Board Attorney’s office to explore and verify the feasibility, legality and process of increasing operating revenues within the proposed millage rates as tentatively approved by the Board on July 30, 2008, and to provide a report at the September 10, 2008 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED

DIRECTED That the Superintendent and Board Attorney expedite all necessary procedures, if it is determined to be feasible and appropriate, (including placement of the attached Resolution on the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners’ agenda for its meeting of September 2, 2008) to ensure the placement of the proposal’s tax neutral language on the November 4, 2008 general election ballot, and make any necessary changes to the ballot language to ensure legal compliance.

September 10, 2008
[H-5]

A succession plan for the executive management leadership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  RECEIVED

The following persons to possibly serve as a successor Superintendent:  Mr. Alberto Carvalho, Dr. Marcos Moran, Mr. Erwin Adler, and Dr. Alberto Rodriguez.

NOMINATEDSELECTED Mr. Alberto Carvalho as the successor Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and

The Chairperson of the School Board and the Special Counsel to negotiate the terms of a contract with the successor Superintendent, subject to the approval of the School Board.  AUTHORIZED

September 10, 2008
[H-7]

Proposal regarding Student Nutrition Education.  WITHDREW*

* Item withdrawn during the meeting.

September 10, 2008
[H-8]
The Superintendent and School Board Attorney’s Office to initiate rulemaking procedures to amend appropriate School Board Rules regarding specific procedures to follow when properly advertised meetings are postponed for good cause, such as an Act of God (Force Majeure), and as a result must be rescheduled, as well as providing flexibility to the 5-day advertising rule due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control; to amend the procedures when calling a Special School Board meeting to include approval of such requests at a public meeting of the Board by a simple majority of the members present; and review and revise for consistency all appropriate School Board Rules by the October 15, 2008 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED
September 10, 2008
[H-12]

Proposal to finalize the selection process and hire Special Counsel as approved by the School Board.  WITHDREW*

*Item withdrawn during the meeting.

October 15, 2008
[H-5]

The Superintendent to explore opportunities to engage in discussions with community leaders to seek means to mitigate the cost incurred in concluding the previous Superintendent’s contract, and thereby minimize any impact on the District’s budget.  DIRECTED
October 15, 2008
[H-7]

The Superintendent to:

1. review, update and strengthen the nutrition education curriculum at the elementary level, provide resource materials for teachers in the area of nutrition, incorporate professional development on nutrition education requirements as feasible; and

2. submit a report and any recommendations to strengthen the nutrition education curriculum for elementary level students, as delineated in the agenda item, at the December 10, 2008 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED

October 15, 2008
[H-15]

The Superintendent to retrieve and make available all e-mail communications from School Board Members’ personal e mail District accounts, those of their staff, as well as those of Senior Staff members, whenever a public records request is made for these records, except e-mail that may be exempt from public disclosure under State law.  WITHDRAWN*

*Item withdrawn during the meeting.

December 10, 2008
[H-3]
The Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2009 Miami National College Fair” on February 22, 2009.  DIRECTED
December 10, 2008
[H-4]
The Safe Kids Walk This Way 2009 Environmental Task Force Grant, funded by FedEx, and directed the Superintendent to formalize the grant application accordingly.  ENDORSED
December 10, 2008
[H-5]
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development Grant application for improving the WalkSafe program, submitted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  ENDORSED
December 10, 2008
[H-8]
The Superintendent and the Interim School Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking to codify all specific procedures to follow in the District’s budget process; and submit an audit type report at the March 18, 2009 School Board meeting.  DIRECTED
 
2009
January 14, 2009
[H-7]
The Superintendent and the Interim School Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking at the February 11, 2009 School Board meeting to amend appropriate School Board rules in order that the Chief Auditor and the Office of Management and Compliance Audits report to the Audit Committee as the School Board’s designee.  DIRECTED
January 14, 2009
[H-10]
Resolution No. 09-07 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Hialeah Miami-Lakes Senior High School graduates Pablo Castañeda and Alex Gonzalez for their generous support of and contributions to the school’s band program.  APPROVED
February 11, 2009
[H-3]
Resolution No. 09-10 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the City of Hialeah, the Florida Marlins and Major League Baseball and supporting the proposed “Major League Baseball Urban Youth Baseball Academy” in the City of Hialeah.  APPROVED
February 11, 2009
[H-5]
The Superintendent to accept, on behalf of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a donation in the amount of $63,600 from the Town of Miami Lakes for various school programs and equipment; and approved Resolution No. 09-15, recognizing the Town of Miami Lakes for its support and commitment to the children of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  AUTHORIZED
February 11, 2009
[H-6]
Resolution No. 09-11 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Hialeah Middle School Symphonic and Jazz Bands for their participation in the Presidential Inaugural Heritage Music Festival.  APPROVED
February 11, 2009
[H-7]
Resolution No. 09-12 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2009 as “Arts in Our Schools Month,” to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and authorized administrative actions to foster related activities.  APPROVED
February 11, 2009
[H-8]
National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, 2009.  ENDORSED
February 11, 2009
[H-9]
Ten additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School infrastructure grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and directed the Superintendent to formalize the grant applications accordingly.  ENDORSED
March 25, 2009
[H-3]
Resolution No. 09-24 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School for winning first place at the regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.  APPROVED
March 25, 2009
[H-4]
Resolution No. 09-26 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2009 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED                              
March 25, 2009
[H-6]
Resolution No. 09-27 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2009, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED
March 25, 2009
[H-7]
The School Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking at the April 22, 2009, School Board meeting to codify the policy and procedures for Executive Session, Attorney/Client Session and Risk Management Session to include for each of those topics as described in the agenda item, including what is required by law, any applicable penalties, and the roles of the Superintendent and the School Board members in each of the sessions.  DIRECTED
March 25, 2009
[H-9]
Resolution No. 09-31 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Barbara Goleman Senior High School student, Sara Smoak, for being a recipient of the “2008-2009 Papa John’s Pizza Orgullo de Nuestra Juventud Award”.  APPROVED
March 25, 2009
[H-20]
The School Board Attorney to submit at the April 22, 2009 meeting, a detailed and comprehensive report, as described in the agenda item, numbers 1 through 4, on the status of the Board Rules Revision Project.  DIRECTED
April 22, 2009
[H-13]
Resolution No. 09-44 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the winners and other participants of the 2009 Senior High School Student Safety Campaign Contest.  APPROVED
April 22, 2009
[H-14]
Joining the Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2009, as the 107th anniversary of the independence of Cuba from Spain.  AUTHORIZED
April 22, 2009
[H-15]
The Florida Department of Transportation “Click it or Ticket” Safety Belt Campaign, which runs from May 18-31, 2009, and encouraged a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle.  ENDORSED
April 22, 2009
[H-16]
Two additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and directed the Superintendent to formalize the grant application accordingly.  ENDORSED
April 22, 2009
[H-24]
The Superintendent and the Interim School Board Attorney to initiate rulemaking at the May 20, 2009 School Board Meeting to amend School Board rules to provide a process for the scheduling of the Audit Committee meetings: and conduct a review of any relevant School Board rules to comport to the Chief Auditor and Office of Management and Compliance Audits’ reporting line.  DIRECTED
April 22, 2009
[H-25]

1. The recommendations of the Audit Committee as it pertains to the process for screening and hiring of a Chief Auditor and any recommendation as to who should serve as the Interim Chief Auditor, and seeking input from the outgoing Chief Auditor in the form of 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;

2. Provided direction to the Audit Committee in fulfilling its duty serving as the selection committee for the Chief Auditor;

3. Appointed Mr. José F. Montes de Oca as Interim Chief Auditor; and

4. Approved a yearly salary of $119,000 for the position of Interim Chief Auditor.  RECEIVED*

*As amended above.

May 20, 2009
[H-22]
Resolution No. 09-75 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the School District Winners of the Sixth Annual Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Service Announcement contest.  APPROVED
May 20, 2009
[H-24]
Resolution No. 09-74 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing the Saving Pedestrians Everywhere Everyday Program, developed by the Miami Lakes Middle School Project Citizen Class.  APPROVED
June 17, 2009
[H-4]
Resolution No. 09-77 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting student pedestrian safety by endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the “Walk Our Children to School Day” program and implementing the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event.  APPROVED
June 17, 2009
[H-5]
The National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, 2009, and encourage year-round teen driver safety skills at all District senior high schools.  ENDORSED
June 17, 2009
[H-7]
Proposed action to recognize the validity of the Board’s prior vote to re-start the application/interview process for the position of School Board Attorney and to ensure that two of the final candidates are on the short list of applicants.  WITHDREW*
June 17, 2009
[H-14]
Resolution No. 09-83 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Principal Rosy Calvo of Miami-Lakes K-8 Center for being named Principal of the Year.  APPROVED
July 15, 2009
[H-3]
The Superintendent to provide a report to the School Board, at the August 5, 2009 meeting, on the status of the Ad Hoc Multilingual Task Force 2007 recommendations.  DIRECTED
July 15, 2009
[H-12]
Mr. Jose Montes de Oca as the Chief Auditor; authorized the School Board Chair to negotiate a contract with the Chief Auditor, subject to Board approval; and authorized Murray Greenberg, Esq., under his current contract as Special Counsel to the Board, to draft the proposed contract.  SELECTED                       
August 5, 2009
[H-5]
Traffic Safety Message Flyers for distribution during the first week of school, as developed by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Traffic Safety Team and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/WalkSafe Program.  ENDORSED
September 9, 2009
[H-6]

Resolution No. 09-103 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Miami Lakes Middle School Project Citizen Class for achieving a Superior Award for their safety program S.P.E.E.D.–Saving Pedestrians Everywhere Every Day, at the 2009 Project Citizen National Showcase.  APPROVED

September 9, 2009
[H-10]

Resolution No. 09-106 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher Teresa A. Valcarcel for being selected as the 2008 Region V Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year.  APPROVED

September 9, 2009
[H-11]

Resolution No. 09-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Ofelia Tabares-Fernandez for her outstanding contributions to our community.  APPROVED

October 14, 2009
[H-3]

The Superintendent to develop a protocol to ensure that, in the future, District cost savings initiatives or mandates impacting employees be presented to the School Board in order for the Board to determine whether participation by employees who report directly to the Board, or are otherwise under Board authority, should be included; and present a report to the School Board at its December 9, 2009 Board meeting on the cost savings to the District associated with the voluntary participation of its employees in this reduced work year initiative.  DIRECTED  

October 14, 2009
[H-4]

Resolution No. 09-113 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Betty Amos.  APPROVED

October 14, 2009
[H-8]

The Superintendent to resume funding for the 2009-2010 school year to the Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County for the Youth Crime Watch Program; and to seek grant monies to meet the funding rate for replacement purposes.  AUTHORIZED

October 14, 2009
[H-9]

Resolution No. 09-114 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mr. Gregory Zawyer, Mr. Ray Azcuy, and Ms. Tatiana Sainz-Conklin.  APPROVED

November 17, 2009
[H-6]   

The participation of the School District in a grant under U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), entitled “Communities Putting Prevention to Work.”  ENDORSED

November 17, 2009
[H-9]   

To support the U.S. Census Bureau Outreach Campaign to promote community-wide participation in the 2010 Census, and request the Superintendent to partner with local government entities to assist in these efforts.  AGREED

November 17, 2009
[H-12] 

Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization Resolution Number 37-09, urging the Florida Department of Transportation to require school zone speed reduction signs and school crossings at all senior high schools in Miami-Dade County.  ENDORSED

December 9, 2009
[H-4]

That The School Board join in promoting the College Fair and direct the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2010 Miami National College Fair” on February 21, 2010. APPROVED

December 9, 2009
[H-11]
That BikeSafe Program initiative developed by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/WalkSafe Program.  ENDORSED
 
2010
January 13, 2010
[H-13]
The Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings to amend School Board rules 6GX13-4A-1.212, Conflict of Interest, and 6Gx13-8A-1.041, Conflict of Interest, in order to implement the changes proposed by the Office of the Inspector General and the Ethics Advisory Committee.  DIRECTED
January 13, 2010
[H-14]
Resolution No. 09-137 supporting U.S. House of Representatives Bill 4021: “Safe Routes to Schools High School Act,” and request additional federal funding for the proposed program; and amend the Board’s 2010 Federal Legislative Program to include support of Bill 4021.  APPROVED
February 10, 2010
[H-11]

Resolution No. 10-003 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Mayor Julio Robaina, City of Hialeah, for his support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and education initiatives.  APPROVED

February 10, 2010
[H-12]

Resolution No. 10-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2010 as “Arts in Our Schools Month,” to be celebrated in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and authorized administrative actions to foster related activities.  APPROVED

February 10, 2010
[H-13]

The National Poison Prevention Week, March 14-20, 2010.  ENDORSED

February 10, 2010
[H-20]

The Status Report on the School District’s Outreach Campaign to Promote Community-wide Participation in the 2010 Census, as detailed in the Official Agenda item.  RECEIVED

March 17, 2010
[H-4]

Resolution No. 10-016 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2010 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

March 17, 2010
[H-5]

Resolution No. 10-017 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2010, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

March 17, 2010
[H-9]
Resolution No. 10-020 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting March 2010 as Florida Bicycle Month.  APPROVED
March 17, 2010
[H-10]
Expansion of the WalkSafe Program to benefit children with special needs; and received the WalkSafe Status Report on the 2009 Implementation of the Program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  ENDORSED

April 14, 2010
[H-9]

To join the Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2010, as the 108th anniversary of the independence of Cuba from Spain.  AGREED

April 14, 2010
[H-13]

Resolution No. 10-029 recognizing Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County for its work on behalf of Miami-Dade’s public school students.  APPROVED

April 14, 2010
[H-17]

The efforts of community health partners who collaborated with the School District to develop a comprehensive grant entitled “Putting Prevention to Work,” which was recently awarded.  RECOGNIZED

May 12, 2010
[H-9]

Resolution No. 10-040 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Jackie Viana, social studies teacher, Hialeah Gardens Middle School, for being selected as one of three teachers nationwide to receive the American Civic Education Teacher Awards for 2010.  APPROVED

May 12, 2010
[H-10]

Resolution No. 10-042 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Sharon E. Shaffer for her contributions to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

May 12, 2010
[H-11]

Resolution No. 10-045 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing educator Eloys George Jr. for his dedication to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

May 12, 2010
[H-12]

Resolution No. 10-044 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Antonio Saud for his contributions to our community.  APPROVED

May 12, 2010
[H-16]

The winners of the Miami-Dade County 2010 Every Drop Counts Poster Contest.  RECOGNIZED

May 12, 2010
[H-17]

The winners of the 2010 Senior High School Student Safety Campaign Contest.  RECOGNIZED

May 12, 2010
[H-22]

Resolution No. 10-053 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Maritime & Science Technology (MAST) Academy for being a finalist in the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.  APPROVED

May 12, 2010
[H-24]

Resolution No. 10-055 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers in recognition of “National Teacher Day.”  APRPOVED

June 16, 2010
[H6]

The National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 17-23, 2010, and encouraged year-round teen driver safety skills at all District senior high schools.  ENDORSED

June 16, 2010
[H-7]

A grant proposal to encourage and evaluate bicycle helmet use at the senior high school level, to be submitted by the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.  ENDORSED

June 16, 2010
[H-8]

Resolution No. 10-062 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Ada B. Hernández, Principal of Amelia Earhart Elementary School, for her dedication to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

June 16, 2010
[H-9]

Resolution No. 10-063 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting student pedestrian safety by endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the “Walk Our Children to School Day” program and implementing the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event.  APPROVED

June 16, 2010
[H-10]

The student winners of the Seventh Annual Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Service Announcement contest.  RECOGNIZED

June 16, 2010
[H-15]

Resolution No. 10-068 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Miami Lakes K-8 Center PTA Board as the winner of the Miami-Dade County Council of PTA/PTSA District Standard of Excellence Award.  APPROVED
July 14, 2010
[H-9]
The 2010 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school.  ENDORSED
August 4, 2010
[H-6]

Resolution No. 10-079 recognizing the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Community Traffic Safety Team for its contributions toward student pedestrian and bicycle safety.  ADOPTED

September 7, 2010
[H-8]

Resolution No. 10-083 recognizing Mr. Alan Rigerman for his commitment, dedication, and contributions to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

October 13, 2010
[H-8]

The NBC Miami Homeroom Reformers Student Essay Contest sponsored by NBC News through their Education Nation initiative, and encouraged all eligible middle and senior high school students to participate. ENDORSED
October 13, 2010
[H-9]
Resolution No. 10-095 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 15-21, 2010, as spear-headed by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.  APPROVED
October 13, 2010
[H-10]

The November 10, 2010 School Board Committee Meetings to Wednesday, November 17, 2010, and the November 16, 2010 Regular School Board Meeting and Public Hearing to Wednesday, November 17, November 24, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.  RESCHEDULED*

*As amended

November 24, 2010
[H-16]
The status report on the 2010 Census participation rates published by the U.S. Census Bureau.  RECEIVED
December 15, 2010
[A-2] (revised initiatives)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the United Teachers of Dade to implement the Miami Edison Edu-Plex plan in the 2010 calendar year. APPROVED
December 15, 2010
[H-1] (revised initiatives)
To join in promoting the College Fair and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County public schools to participate in the “2011 Miami National College Fair” on February 20, 2011. AGREED
 
2011
January 12, 2011
[H-1]

Resolution No.11-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Ronald DeMeo for his commitment and dedication to the students and parents of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

February 9, 2011
[H-1]
The winners of the 2010 Walksafe Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED
February 9, 2011
[H-7]  
The Chair’s appointments and elected: (1) Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; (2) Mr. Carlos L. Curbelo as the alternate representative of the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; and (3) Mr. Hani M. Jardack as the School Board’s citizen member on the Value Adjustment Board. CONFIRMED
February 9, 2011
[H-8]  

Resolution No. 11-013 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing March 2011 as Arts in Our Schools Month in all Miami-Dade County public schools. APPROVED

February 9, 2011
[H-9]  

Resolution No. 11-014 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting March 2011 as Arts in Our Schools Month in all Miami-Dade County public schools. APPROVED

March 9, 2011
[H-10]
Resolution No. 11-027 of The School Board of Miami- Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2011 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED
March 9, 2011
[H-11]

Resolution No. 11-028 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County,
Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2011 as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

March 9, 2011
[H-14]

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

March 9, 2011
[H-15]

Resolution No. 11-029 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2011. APPROVED

March 9, 2011
[H-29]

The Superintendent to review the District’s current policies and procedures to ascertain whether they should be revised, if at all, to enhance and facilitate reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect by Miami-Dade District personnel, and direct the Superintendent to report back to the Board with his recommendations, if any. APPROVED

March 9, 2011
[H-30]

Resolution No. 11-034 of the School Board of Miami- Dade County, Florida, in recognition of Education Month, as announced by President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Miami Central Senior High. APPROVED

April 13, 2011
[H-1]  

A Close-out Report on the 2010 Census Redistricting data published by the U.S Census Bureau. RECEIVED      

April 13, 2011
[H-6]
Resolution No. 11-044 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 3, 2011 as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED
April 13, 2011
[H-7]
The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2011 as the 109th anniversary of the independence of Cuba from Spain. JOINED
April 13,2011
[H-9]
Resolution No. 11-045 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring the veterans and fallen members of the Brigade 2506 on the 50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion. APPROVED
April 13, 2011
[H-10]
The Superintendent to review and evaluate best practices in travel purchases and submit a report at the June 15, 2011 School Board Meeting. DIRECTED
April 13, 2011
[H-11] 
The U.S. Department of Transportation “Click it or Ticket” Safety Campaign, May 23- June5, 2011, and encourage a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED
May 11, 2011
[H-2]
The Superintendent to schedule a workshop on legislative and advocacy processes prior to the commencement of the 2012 legislative session  DIRECTED
May 11, 2011
[H-11]
Resolution No. 11- 060 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2011 student winners of the Seventh Annual Community Image Advisory Board Clean Up and Green Up Poster Contest. APPROVED
May 11, 2011
[H13]
Resolution No. 11-063 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Ana Soto, recipient of the 2010-2011 “ Un Meastro Especial” Award presented by Univision 23. APPROVED
May 11, 2011
[H-16]
The winners of the 2011 Senior High School Student Safety Campaign Contest winners. RECOGNIZED
June 15, 2011
[H-2]                    
The Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act to amend School Board Policy 0165 to limit to (2) the number of resolutions, endorsements or proclamations that each Board member may present at regular School Board meetings. DIRECTED
July 13, 2011
[H-2] 
The Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act to amend School Board Policy 9125to expressly indicate that School Board members shall have the right to attend and may participate in any school district advisory committee meeting. DIRECTED
July 13, 2011
[H-5]
Resolution No. 11-085 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting student pedestrian safety by endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the International “Walk to School Month” and implementing the “Walksafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the event. APPROVED
July 13, 2011
[H-6]
National Teen Driver Safety Week, October16-22, 2011, and encourage year-round teen driver safety skills at all District senior high schools. ENDORSED
August 3, 2011
[H-12]
The 2011 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED
August 3, 2011
[H-13]
The “Hialeah Healthy Families” initiative to combat childhood obesity, sponsored by the City of Hialeah. ENDORSED
September 7, 2011
[H-5]
Resolution No. 11-100 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Leon  Medical Centers on the 15th Anniversary of service to our community.  APPROVED
October 19, 2011
[H-5]
The 5th Annual Youth Tobacco Prevention Summit, sponsored by the City of Hialeah in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and the Miami-Dade County Health Department.  ENDORSED
October 19, 2011
[H-7]
Resolution No. 11-111 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 14, 20, 2011, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.  APPROVED
November 22, 2011
[H-8]      
The 2012 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Safety Campaign.  ENDORSED
December 14, 2011
[H-2]
The Superintendent to initiate rulemaking proceedings for initial reading in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to Amend School Board Policy 0155, School Board Committees, to allow the School Board Chair and Vice Chair to vote at Committee meetings, in their capacity as ex-officio members.  DIRECTED
December 14, 2011
[H-14]

The 2012 Senior High School Safety Poster Contest highlighting the dangers of driving while impaired.  ENDORSED

 
2012
January 18, 2012
[H-15]
Resolution No. 12-009 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz for their contributions to students and the community.  APPROVED
January 18, 2012
[H-16]
The Superintendent to promote the College Fair and encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2012 Miami National College Fair” on February 19, 2012.  AUTHORIZED
January 18, 2012
[H-17]
Resolution No. 12-010 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting March 2012 as Florida Bike Month.  APPROVED
February 15, 2012
[H-14]

The winners of the 2011 WalkSafeTM Program Poster Contest.  RECOGNIZED

February 15, 2012
[H-15]
Resolution No. 12-023 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2012 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED
February 15, 2012
[H-16]

Resolution No. 12-024 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2012, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

March 7, 2012
[H-12]             

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

March 7, 2012
[H-13]             

The National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, 2012; and recognize the winners of the 2012 Senior High School Safety Poster Contest, highlighting the dangers of teen driving while impaired.  ENDORSED

March 7, 2012
[H-14]             

Resolution No. 12-046 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing April 22-28, 2012 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 25, 2012 as Administrative Professionals Day.  APPROVED

April 18, 2012
[H-13]

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2012, as the 110th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. JOINED

April 18, 2012
[H-19]

Resolution No. 12-061 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Martha Flores for her outstanding commitment and dedication to our community. APPROVED

April 18, 2012
[H-22]

Resolution No. 12-063 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 8, 2012, as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

April 18, 2012
[H-23]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Click It or Ticket” Safety Campaign, May 21 – June 3, 2012, and encouraged a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle.  ENDORSED

May 16, 2012
[H-1]                  
Resolution No. 12-087 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Members of The Miami-Dade County legislative Delegation for their support of Miami-Dade County Public schools during the 2012 legislative Session.  APPROVED
May 16, 2012
[H-2]                  
The reporting line of the Managerial Exempt Personnel (MEP) within the Office of Management and Compliance Audits to report directly to the Board through the Chief Auditor.  MODIFIED
May 16, 2012
[H-18]                  
The year-round water safety awareness campaign, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Health Agencies.  ENDORSED
May 16, 2012
[H-25]                  
The winners of the 2012 Senior High school Student Safety Campaign Contest.  RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

June 13, 2012
[H-12]

Resolution No. 12-098 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the student winners of the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game. APPROVED

June 13, 2012
[H-13]

Resolution No. 12-097 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, promoting student pedestrian safety by endorsing the participation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the International “Walk to School Day” program and implementing the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event. APPROVED

June 13, 2012
[H-26]

Resolution No. 12-104 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing José Marti MAST 6-12 Academy as the 2011-2012 Education, Merit, and Inspiration (EMI) Awards School of the Year. APPROVED

July 18, 2012
[H-1]

Ethical Governance Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, and encourages all senior high school students to participate. ENDORSED

July 18, 2012
[H-2]

The Chair and School Board Attorney to initiate conversations with appropriate representatives of the Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission regarding the appropriateness and logistical feasibility of it serving as the School Board’s ethics advisory body. AUTHORIZED

July 18, 2012
[H-6]

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 14-20, 2012, and encourage year-round teen driver safety skills at all District senior high schools. ENDORSED

August 1, 2012
[H-10]

The 2012 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED

August 1, 2012
[H-11]

Resolution No. 12-121 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, designating September 15 through October 15, 2012, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

September 5, 2012
[H-2]

The Chair and Superintendent to develop a plan for consideration by the Board which aligns the Ethics and Accountability functions of the District to provide transparency ease of public reporting, and the coordination of ethics training, advice, and oversight; and in the interim, the School Board Attorney will serve as the liaison to the Ethics Advisory Committee.     AUTHORIZED

September 5, 2012
[H-7]

Resolution No. 12-130 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the students of the 2011-2012 Miami Lakes Middle School Project Citizen Class for winning first place at the State Competition and earning a Superior rating at the National Competition this summer with their project “Warning! Illegal Passing of School Buses.”  APPROVED

September 5, 2012
[H-14]

Resolution No. 12-139 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, encouraging teen drivers and the community at large to take the national “no texting while driving” pledge on September 19, 2012 and to make a lifelong commitment to never text while driving. APPROVED

September 5, 2012
[H-15]

Resolution No. 12-140 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing September 17, 2012, as Constitution Day. APPROVED

September 5, 2012
[H-22]

The Superintendent’s efforts to advocate for reasonable and fair accountability methodology; and requested that the Superintendent update the School Board regarding the status of Florida’s No Child Left Behind waiver, and its implications for English Language Learners in terms of testing and accountability, as information becomes available. SUPPORTED

October 10, 2012
[H-2]

Phase I of the Internal Integrity Program.  AUTHORIZED

October 10, 2012
[H-9]

The annual “Great American Smoke- Out” in partnership with the American Cancer Society, health agencies, and local governments, and year-round awareness campaign to promote a tobacco-free society.  ENDORSED

October 10, 2012
[H-10]

Resolution No. 12-149 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognized Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 12-18, 2012, as spearhead by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.  APPROVED

October 10, 2012
[H-11]

Resolution No. 12-150 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

November 21, 2012
[H-1]

Resolution No. 12-164 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, his administration, and the community for passage of the bond referendum and other accomplishments APPROVED

December 5, 2012
[H-6]

The 2013 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Safety Campaign.  ENDORSED

December 5, 2012
[H-7]

In promoting the College Fair and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2013 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February 24, 2013.  JOINED
 
2013

January 16, 2013
[H-8]

Resolution No. 13-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing  March 2013 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

January 16, 2013
[H-9]

March 2013 as Florida Bike Month, encourage 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 13, 2013
[H-1]

The Superintendent to initiate rulemaking procedures to provide an avenue by which School Board Members may co-sponsor agenda items.  AUTHORIZED

February 13, 2013
[H-2]

A report outlining the progress of the Internal Integrity Program.  RECEIVED

February 13, 2013
[H-8]

The Chair’s appointments and elected:  (i) Mr. Carlos L. Curbelo to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board; (ii) Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 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

February 13, 2013
[H-9]

The winners of the 2012 Walksafe® Statewide Poster Contest.  RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

February 13, 2013
[H-10]

Resolution No. 13-020 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2013 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

February 13, 2013
[H-11]

Resolution No. 13-021 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 22, 2013, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  APPROVED

March 13, 2013
[H-1]

The Chair to negotiate and execute a third addendum to the Superintendent’s agreement, providing for an additional five (5) years through June 30, 2020, and a base salary increase not to exceed the last negotiated approved base salary exclusive of bonuses that was in place with the previous Superintendent.  AUTHORIZED

March 13, 2013
[H-10]

National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013.  ENDORSED

March 13, 2013
[H-11]

The Tobacco-Free Work Group, created by the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade County, for their efforts to enhance the District’s year-round awareness campaign promoting “tobacco-free kids” via Students working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Clubs.  RECOGNIZED

April 17, 2013
[H-7]

The winners of the 2013 Senior High School Student Safety Campaign Contest.
RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

April 17, 2013
[H-8]

Resolution No. 13-054 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 7, 2013 at National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

April 17, 2013
[H-9]

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2013 as the 111th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. JOINED

May 8, 2013
[H-17]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Click It or ticket” Safety Campaign, May 20 – June 2, 2013, and encourage a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED

June 19, 2013
[H-17]

Resolution No. 13-097 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Members of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation for their support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the 2013 Legislative Session. APPROVED

July 17, 2013
[H-1]

The Second Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with Miami-Dade County, Florida for Inspector General Services through the Office of the Miami-Dade County Inspector General to renew and extend the Interlocal Agreement for an additional three (3) year period; and authorizing the Chair to submit the Amendment to the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County for its consideration and approval. APPROVED

July 17, 2013
[H-6]

The 2013 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED

July 17, 2013
[H-16]

The Superintendent to utilize the District’s communication resources to raise community awareness of Florida’s upcoming sales tax holiday scheduled for August 2 -4, 2013. AUTHORIZED

August 7, 2013
[H-7]

The School Board Attorney to provide the Board guidelines related to the types of professional, educational, and community-based organizations for which membership fees and/or dues may be an appropriate expenditure. DIRECTED

August 7, 2013
[H-8]

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

August 7, 2013
[H-9]

“Ethical Governance Day 2013” to take place on October 22, 2013, in Miami-Dade County Public Schools sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. ENDORSED

August 7, 2013
[H-10]

Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools from September 15 through October 15, 2013. ENDORSED

August 7, 2013
[H-15]

The Superintendent to establish the job title, Chief of Staff- Office of School Board Member, available as an optional designation for Board Members’ staff, and within existing budgetary parameters. AUTHORIZED

September 3, 2013
[H-4]

Resolution No. 13-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, encouraging teen drivers and the community at large to participate in the National “Drive 4 Pledges Day” on September 19, 2013 and to make a lifelong commitment to never text while driving. APPROVED

September 3, 2013
[H-5]

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26, 2013, and encourage year-round teen driver safety skills at all District senior high schools. ENDORSED

September 3, 2013
[H-6]

October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

October 16, 2013
[H-2]

The Superintendent to explore the expansion of environmental educational opportunities through the District’s partnership with Dream in Green.ENCOURAGED

October 16, 2013
[H-10]

Resolution No. 13-116 of The School Board o Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2013, as spearheaded by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. APPROVED

October 16, 2013
[H-11]

The annual “Great American Smoke-Out” in partnership with the American Cancer Society, health agencies, and local governments, and a year-round awareness campaign to promote a tobacco-free society. ENDORSED

November 19, 2013
[H-8]

November as Florida Parental Involvement Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

December 11, 2013
[H-6]

The 2014 Teen Driver Safety Contest ENDORSED

December 11, 2013
[H-13]

To join in promoting the College Fair and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the 2014 Miami National College Fair on Sunday, February 9, 2014 AGREED

 
2014

January 15, 2014
[H-2]

That the School Board appointee to the Friends of WLRN Board of Directors be provided with a quarterly report on the actions and status of Friends of WLRN, Inc., as shared with the Friends of WLRN Board of Directors. REQUESTED

January 15, 2014
[H-7]

March 2014 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. PROMOTED

January 15, 2014
[H-8]

Resolution No. 14-004 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorsing  March 2014 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

February 12, 2014
[H-12]

April 22, 2014, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

February 12, 2014
[H-13]

Resolution No. 14-013 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, proclaiming April 2014 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

February 12, 2014
[H-14]

The winners of the 2013 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

March 12, 2014
[H-7]

National Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22, 2014. ENDORSED

March 12, 2014
[H-8]

Resolution No. 14-025 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 2013-2014 Paraprofessional/School Support Personnel of the Year Winner and the 2013-2014 Office Employee of the Year Winner. APPROVED

March 12, 2014
[H-17]

Resolution No. 14-027 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Martha Flores for her 55 years of outstanding service in journalism and commitment to our community. APPROVED

April 9, 2014
[H-4]

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2014 as the 112th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. ENDORSED

April 9, 2014
[H-5]

The endorsement of April 20-26, 2014 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 23, 2014 as Administrative Professionals Day. APPROVED

April 9, 2014
[H-6]

The winners of the 2014 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest. RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

April 9, 2014
[H-7]

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Recognizing May 6, 2014 as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

May 7, 2014
[H-5]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Click It or Ticket” National Seat Belt Enforcement Safety Campaign, May 19 through June 1, 2014, and encouraged a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED

May 7, 2014
[H-26]

The Superintendent to establish a system in conformity with protocol procedures of notifying the School Board of upcoming recognition events related to School Board Members and the Superintendent on or before the June 18, 2014 School Board Meeting. AUTHORIZED

June 18, 2014
[H-5]       

The Superintendent to explore the feasibility of implementing the South Florida Commuter Services School Pool Program at interested schools. REQUESTED

June 18, 2014
[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 1-3, 2014. AUTHORIZED

June 18, 2014
[H-7]

The 5-E School Assessment Tool developed by the University of Miami WalkSafe® and BikeSafe® Programs to promote Walk and bike friendly schools, and recognized six Miami-Dade County Public Schools who were awarded certificates for their participation. APPROVED

June 18, 2014
[H-9]

Resolution No. 14-062 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the members of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation for their support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the 2014 Legislative Session. APPROVED

July 16, 2014
[H-5]

The 2014 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED

September 3, 2014
[H-7]

October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  ENDORSED

September 3, 2014
[H-8]

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25, 2014, and encourage improvement year-round of teen driver safety skills at all district senior high schools.  ENDORSED

October 7, 2014
[H-2]

As follows to:  (1) include in the Board’s 2015 Legislative Program as a priority, the reform of Florida’s system of assessment and accountability in accordance with the recommendations adopted September 3, 2014and in the best interest of the students and teachers of Miami-Dade County Public Schools; (2) include in the 2015 Legislative Program as a priority the elimination of unfunded mandates; (3) request that the Superintendent update the School Board regarding developments in the assessment and accountability debate as information becomes available; and (4) authorize the Superintendent to send correspondence to the representatives of the State Board of Education communicating the Board’s request for a comprehensive review of the entire assessment program. APPROVED

October 7, 2014
[H-11]

Resolution No. 14-096 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Jeffrey B. Shapiro. APPROVED

October 7, 2014
[H-15]

Resolution No. 14-097 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Frederick F. Thornburg. APPROVED

December 10, 2014
[H-5]

In promoting the College Fair and directed the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2015 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
JOINED

December 10, 2014
[H-6]

The 2015 Teen Driver Safety Contest. ENDORSED

 
2015

January 14, 2015
[H-7]

March 2015 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

January 14, 2015
[H-9]

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

January 14, 2015
[H-14]

The Chair’s new appointments and elected Ms. Raquel A. Regalado to represent the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board and Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman as the alternate representative of the School Board on the Value Adjustment Board. CONFIRMED

February 11, 2015
[H-2]

In accordance with School Board Policy 0165, a change in the date of its regular monthly Board meeting from March 11, 2015, to March 18, 2015.  APPROVED

February 11, 2015
[H-14]                    

April 22, 2015, as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  ENDORSED

February 11, 2015
[H-15]

The promotion of March 2015 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.  AUTHORIZED

February 11, 2015
[H-21]

“Ethics in Education:  A to Z Conference” presented by the Miami-Dade County Commission of Ethics and Public Trust, the University of Miami, and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools on May 1 and 2 at the University of Miami, Bank United Center.  ENDORSED

March 18, 2015
[H-7]

Resolution No. 15-016 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida,  proclaiming April 2015 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

March 18, 2015
[H-8]

The endorsement of April 19-25, 2015 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 22, 2015 as Administrative Professionals Day. APPROVED

March 18, 2015
[H-9]

The winner of the 2014 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED & CONGRATULATED

April 15, 2015
[H-5]

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2015 as the 113th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. ENDORSED

April 15, 2015
[H-6]

Resolution No. 15-030 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 5, 2015 as National Teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

April 15, 2015
[H-7]

The winners of the 2015 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest.   RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

May 13, 2015
[H-9]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “click It or Ticket” National Seat Belt Enforcement Safety Campaign, May 18 through May 31, 2015, and encourage a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED

May 13, 2015
[H-10]

The endorsement of May 2015 as Vision Health Awareness Month. APPROVED

May 13, 2015
[H-13]

Resolution No. 15-051 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Justine Padrón of José Martí Mast 6-12 Academy as the winner of Zoo Miami’s & Local 10’s Eco-Hero Contest.  APPROVED
July 15, 2015
[H-5]
The 2015 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED
July 15, 2015
[H-6]
16 schools, which were awarded certificates for their participation in the 5-E School Assessment Tool, developed by the University of Miami WalkSafe® and BikeSafe® Programs to promote Walk and Bike friendly schools. RECOGNIZED
July 15, 2015
[H-7]
The Superintendent to utilize the District’s communication resources to raise community awareness of Florida’s upcoming sales tax holiday scheduled for August 7-16, 2015. AUTHORIZED

August 5, 2015
[H-2]                            

Resolution no.15-066 of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the Members of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation for their support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the 2015 and 2015a legislative sessions.  APPROVED

August 5, 2015
[H-5]

The 2015 International “Walk to School Day,” and implementation of the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event.  ENDORSED

August 5, 2015
[H-6]                            

“Ethical Governance Day 2015” to take place on October 22, 2015 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission Ethics and Public Trust.  ENDORSED

August 5, 2015
[H-7]

Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools from September 15 through October 15, 2015.  ENDORSED

September 9, 2015
[H-9]

October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami- Dade County Public Schools.  ENDORSED

September 9, 2015
[H-10]

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25, 2015, and encouragement of year-round safe driving practices at all District High Schools.   ENDORSED

September 9, 2015
[H-14]

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy and begin recognizing students who have attained a high level of competency in a World Language upon graduation at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  APPROVED

December 2, 2015
[B-3]

The 2016 Teen Driver Safety Contest. ENDORSED

December 2, 2015
[H-2]
The Chair to negotiate and execute a fourth addendum to the Superintendent of Schools’ employment agreement, providing for a salary adjustment not to exceed the last salary parameters approved by the Board at its March 13, 2013 meeting.  AUTHORIZED
 
2016

January 13, 2016
[B-8]

March 2016 as Arts in Our Schools Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

January 13, 2016
[H-3]

The Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2016 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
AUTHORIZED

February 3, 2016
[B-5]                         

The winners of the 2015 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

February 3, 2016
[H-4]                        

March 2016 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 3, 2016
[H-5]                        

In promoting April 22, 2016, as Earth Day and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in this celebration.
JOINED

March 9, 2016
[B-4]                              

Resolution No. 16-025 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida proclaiming April 2016 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED  

March 9, 2016
[H-2]                              

The Superintendent in his efforts to explore the creation of a Community Transportation Partnership Plan. SUPPORTED

March 9, 2016
[H-7]                              

Additional schools for submittal under the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and request the Superintendent to formalize the grant applications accordingly. ENDORSED

March 9, 2016
[H-9]

The endorsement of April 24-30, 2016 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 27, 2016 as Administrative Professional Day. APPROVED

April 13, 2016
[B-9]                               

The winners of the 2016 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest. RECOGNIZED/CONGRATULATED

April 13, 2016
[B-10]                             

Resolution No. 16-035 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing May 3, 2016 as National teacher Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. APPROVED

April 13, 2016
[H-7]                               

The Cuban-American community as it commemorates May 20, 2016 as the 114th anniversary of the Independence of Cuba from Spain. ENDORSED

April 13, 2016
[H-12]                             

The Chair to negotiate and execute an addendum to the Chief Auditor’s employment agreement, providing for a positive salary adjustment not to exceed $160,000. AUTHORIZED

May 11, 2016
[B-2]

Resolution No. 16-052 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizing Miami Lakes Middle School Principal, Dr. Manuel Sanchez III, as the District’s Principal of the Year. APPROVED

May 11, 2016
[H-4]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Click It or Ticket” National Seat Belt Enforcement Safety Campaign, May 23, through June 5, 2016, and encourage a year-round habit for students, parents and District employees to always buckle up when in a vehicle. ENDORSED

May 11, 2016
[H-5]

The Superintendent to utilize the District’s communication resources to raise community awareness of Florida’s upcoming sales tax holiday scheduled for August 5-7, 2016. AUTHORIZED

June 22, 2016
[B-4]

Resolution No. 16-059 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the members of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation for their support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the 2016 Legislative Session. APPROVED

June 22, 2016
[H-7]

The Superintendent in his efforts to explore the feasibility of the District entering into an interlocal agreement with Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, the Children’s Trust, and other municipalities as may be appropriate. SUPPORTED

June 22, 2016
[H-8]

The Superintendent to work with the School Board Attorney to research and provide recommendations regarding the creation of a School Board of Miami-Dade County Scholarship program and report back to the Board no later than September 2016, as a mechanism to further support student success. REQUESTED

July 13, 2016
[H-3]


The 5-E School Assessment Tool developed by the University of Miami WalkSafe and BikeSafe Programs to promote Walk and Bike safety at schools, and recognize eleven (11) Miami-Dade County Public Schools which were awarded certificates for their participation. ENDORSED

July 13, 2016
[H-4]

The 2016 Welcome Back to School Safety Flyer for distribution during the first week of school. ENDORSED

July 13, 2016
[H-5]

The 2016 International “Walk to School Day”, and implement the “WalkSafe” pedestrian safety program curriculum during the week of the event.  ENDORSED

August 10, 2016
[B-9]

Resolution No. 16.083 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Louis Algaze as a recipient of the Janet Linton Leadership Award. APPROVED

August 10, 2016
[H-3]

Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County Public Schools from September 15 through October 15, 2016. ENDORSED

August 10, 2016
[H-4]

“Ethical Governance Day 2016” to take place on October 20, 2016 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. ENDORSED

August 10, 2016
[H-5]

September 28, 2016, as Dads Take Your Child to school Day” throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

September 7, 2016
[H-4]

The National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 16-22, 2016 and encouragement of year round safe driving practices at all District high schools ENDORSED    

September 7, 2016
[H-5]

October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. ENDORSED

October 5, 2016
[H-1]

The Third Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with Miami-Dade County, Florida for Inspector General Services through the Office of the Miami-Dade County Inspector General to renew and extend the Interlocal Agreement for an additional three (3) year period and authorizing the Chair to submit the Amendment to the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County for its consideration and approval.  APPROVED

October 5, 2016
[H-4]

November 17, 2016 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

November 23, 2016
[H-2]

The request authorizing the School Board Attorney to review State Statute and School Board Policy and provide his interpretation of the appropriateness and practicality of developing a procedure to rotate Board leadership positions. WITHDREW

December 14, 2016
[H-6]

The Superintendent to seek out opportunities to collaborate with entities that can deliver, free of charge to the children, high quality and engaging youth programming during out of school times. ENCOURAGED

December 14, 2016
[H-7]

In promoting the College Fair and authorized the Superintendent to encourage all Miami-Dade County Public Schools to participate in the “2017 Miami National College Fair” on Sunday, February 26, 2017. JOINED

December 14, 2016
[H-11]

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

   

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