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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager 
DATE:June  5, 2019
 



SUBJECT:

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING, IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM, AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE CMB VPK CLASSROOM AT BISCAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, SUBJECT TO TWO (2) ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR EXTENSIONS BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES, BASED UPON THE SAME FINANCIAL TERMS, WHICH INCLUDES AN ANNUAL CITY CONTRIBUTION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $35,000; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE FINAL AMENDMENT.


RECOMMENDATION

Extend the agreement with Miami Dade County Public Schools to provide one VPK classroom at Biscayne Elementary to address wait list issues at public elementary and K-8 centers on Miami Beach at a cost not to exceed $35,000.

ANALYSIS

On December 9, 2015, the City Commission passed and adopted Resolution No. 2015-29222 authorizing the City Manager to negotiate an agreement (the “Agreement”) with M-DCPS, for the City to provide funding to M-DCPS for one prekindergarten classroom (VPK) at each of the following schools: Biscayne Elementary School and Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center (the “CMB VPK classrooms”).

 

CMB and M-DCPS executed the Agreement, dated February 10, 2016. Prekindergarten services were offered at Biscayne Elementary School and Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center under the terms of the Agreement for City of Miami Beach resident children from the four targeted schools (Biscayne Elementary School, Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center, North Beach Elementary School and South Pointe Elementary School), following the Registration and Lottery Procedures for school years 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19.

 

On April 11, 2018, the City Commission approved the reduction in funding for the CMB VPK classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year, by approving the removal the CMB VPK class at Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center and providing funding for fifty percent (50%) of personnel costs for the CMB VPK class at Biscayne Elementary School, in an amount not to exceed $35,000, contingent upon M-DCPS funding the remaining costs.   

 

The agreement will expire in May 2019. As such, staff has negotiated with MDCPS to extend the 2018/19 amended agreement for an additional year for one VPK class at Biscayne Elementary with the option to renew each year at a City contribution not to exceed $35,000 per year with MDCPS contributing $35,000 per year.


CONCLUSION

M-DCPS has agreed to fund the portion of the costs to operate the CMB VPK classrooms which will not be funded by CMB for the 2019-2020 school year.


KEY INTENDED OUTCOMES SUPPORTED
Achieve Educational (K-12) Excellence

Legislative Tracking
Organizational Development Performance Initiatives

ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Amendment No. 1 to Interlocal Agreement VPK
Resolution