Resolutions - C7 F
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman|| |
|DATE:||October 31, 2017|
|SUBJECT:||A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATION TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS; SAID AGREEMENT, IN MATERIAL PART, PROVIDING FOR A CITY CONTRIBUTION TOWARD THE MAINTENANCE OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD AT MIAMI BEACH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, THROUGH MATCHING FUNDS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,000 ANNUALLY, TO ENSURE THAT ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE HIGH SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC FIELD IS USABLE DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR; AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT FOR UP TO TWO (2) ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR TERMS THEREAFTER (SUBJECT TO ANNUAL BUDGETARY APPROVAL BY THE CITY COMMISSION); AND ADDRESSING POSSIBLE USAGE, BY THE CITY, OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD AFTER-SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING WEEKENDS; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT UPON CONCLUSION OF SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS BY THE ADMINISTRATION.|
Approval of the Resolution.
The Education Compact with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), established on January 16, 2008, includes the outcome to increase the health and well-being of students in Miami Beach public schools. The activities included in the Compact agreement to support this outcome include the following:
The M-DCPS District (the District) will maintain health clinics (nurse practitioners and/or registered nurses) at Fienberg-Fisher, Biscayne, Nautilus, and Miami Beach Senior High School (the High School), subject to continued available funding, and will work with all Miami Beach schools to coordinate visits from the Health Connect on Wheels service (as available) or similar service to schools and/or Miami Beach recreation centers;
The District and the City of Miami Beach (the City) will collaborate to deliver information regarding health and wellness education, prevention and intervention strategies regarding nutrition, physical activity levels, and health maintenance in accordance with the District’s Wellness Initiative;
The City will explore the development of a middle school-level after-school program. The District will collaborate with the City by assisting with the recruitment of students, including providing space within District-owned facilities as needed, and exploring expanded transportation options for participating students; and
District will explore the expansion of full-time nurse practitioners and/or registered nurses at schools without health clinics, subject to available funding.
Currently, the majority of the athletic field at the High School is not usable and the inability for youth at the High School to utilize 100% of the athletic field year round is limiting the athletic programs for the High School..
In support of the outcome to support the health and well-being of youth, on October 24, 2017, the Committee for Quality Education submitted the following motion for consideration by the City of Miami Beach:
The Committee for Quality Education asks the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commission to immediately request, for the 2017-18 school year, that Miami-Dade County Public Schools partner with the City of Miami Beach to assist in helping the Miami Beach Senior High School field be 100% usable by matching maintenance funds up to $22,000; and negotiate to allow community access after-school hours and weekends when the field is not being used by Miami Beach Senior High School youth.
Additionally, a partnership with M-DCPS may increase recreational field space for community youth after-school, summer and on weekends when available. The City and MDCPS have existing joint use agreements for other greenspace located at Nautilus Middle School and Biscayne Elementary School for use of park and playground recreational purposes. Furthermore, the City has a current Use Agreement with MDCPS which dates back to 2001, which allows the High School the use of the Baseball and Softball fields at Flamingo Park (the Flamingo Park Agreement) in order to benefit the students of the school and to make facilities available for recreational programs and activities. Pursuant to this agreement the Board reimburses the City at an established amount of $22,203.67 for the prorated share of the annual maintenance costs for use of the fields at Flamingo Park.
The Administration is recommending the City partner with MDCPS to allow for immediate full use of the athletic field by youth at Miami Beach Senior High School, by entering into an agreement, providing, in material part, for the City to contribute up to $22,000 toward the maintenance of the High School field for the 2017-2018 school year, from the current funds which the City receives pursuant to the Flamingo Park Agreement; for two (2) one-year renewal options, at the City’s option, subject to budgetary approvals; and for use by the City during times when the field is not being used by the High School youth.
Commission direction on negotiation of an agreement with M-DCPS for maintenance of athletic field at Miami Beach Senior High School.
KEY INTENDED OUTCOMES SUPPORTED
Achieve Educational (K-12) Excellence
Organizational Development/Parks and Recreation
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman