The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, met in the Winona Webb Jordan Board Chambers, 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida, on October 5, 2005, at 4:25 p.m. Board Members present were Chairman Thomas Lynch, Vice Chairman William Graham, Paulette Burdick, Mark Hansen, Sandra Richmond and Debra Robinson. Board Member Monroe Benaim was unable to attend. Also present were Superintendent Art Johnson, Chief Officer of Administration Gerald Williams, Chief Operating Officer Joe Moore, Chief Academic Officer Ann Killets and Chief Counsel JulieAnn Rico-Allison.
Dr. Johnson announced that due to time constraints, the following agenda items have been withdrawn:
Agenda Item #1
Agenda Item #2
Agenda Item #5
Agenda Item #8
Agenda Item #9
Agenda Item #10
For the Record: Due to the absence of Dr. Benaim, a unanimous vote will reflect a vote of 6/0.
Motion to Approve Consent Agenda: On motion of Richmond/Hansen, the Board unanimously approved (5/0 with Graham out of the room) the following consent agenda:
Agenda Item #3: Award of an Agreement for Construction Management at Risk Services and Pre-Construction Phase fees in the amount of $159,539 to C.R. Klewin Southeast, Inc. for Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School Replacement, Project No. 0111-7505, and authorize the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents.
Agenda Item #7: Approve Reduction of Retainage from 10% to 5% for Atlantic Community High School, Modernization Project, and authorize the Chairman and Superintendent to execute all related contract documents.
Motion to Approve Agenda Item #4: On motion of Richmond/Hansen, the Board unanimously approved the award of a Design/Build Agreement with James B. Pirtle Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $17,800,000 for Palm Beach Gardens Area Elementary 03-X, Project No. 0661-8337, and authorized the Superintendent and Board Chairman to sign all required documents.
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
Thomas E. Lynch, Chairman