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.
On June 26, 2018, the parties executed Amendment No. 1, memorializing that the CMB VPK class at Biscayne Elementary School would be providing the VPK program for the four targeted Miami Beach schools.
The Administration and MDCPS agreed to extend the Agreement to continue the CMB VPK program at Biscayne Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year, with two (2) additional one-year extensions, upon mutual agreement of the parties, with the City continuing to contribute an amount not to exceed $35,000 per school year.
M-DCPS agreed to fund the portion of the costs to operate the CMB VPK classroom which would not be funded by CMB for the 2019-2020 school year.
On June 5, 2019, MDCPS adopted a resolution related to Item D-67, renaming the Miami Beach public schools, and Biscayne Elementary School was renamed Biscayne Beach Elementary School.
On June 5, 2019, the Mayor and City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2019-30840, 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 Beach 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 included an annual City contribution in the amount not to exceed $35,000.
Instead of executing Amendment No. 2, the City and M-DCPS executed a new Interlocal Agreement, dated January 3, 2020, for the 2019-2020 school year. The following two year extensions of the CMB VPK program at Biscayne Beach Elementary School were memorialized pursuant to the following two new Interlocal Agreements: an Interlocal Agreement, dated August 2, 2021, covering the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and an Interlocal Agreement, dated August 30, 2022, covering the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.