NEW BUSINESS - (CONTINUED)
APPROVAL TO SUBMIT THE HIGH SCHOOL READING COACH GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR - (CONTINUED)
Mr. Kinnan suggested adding "high school experience preferred" to the list of qualifications on this Job Description.
Lynette Edwards, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, explained that this Job Description is generic, and used for elementary schools as well.
Superintendent Dearing suggested the addition of "grade-level experience preferred." He agreed to bring the Job Description back to the Board at a future meeting.
Mr. Kinnan moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve to submit the High School Reading Coach Grant Application for the 2004-2005 School Year. The total of $595,020.00 would pay for seven full-time and two half-time reading coaches for the following high school in Manatee County: Bayshore High (one), Community High (one), Lakewood Ranch High (one), Manatee High (one), Palmetto High (two), and Southeast High (one); Horizons Academy (one half-time); and Richard Milburn Academy (one half-time). Motion carried 5-0.
APPROVAL OF LAKEWOOD RANCH HIGH SCHOOL - NINTH GRADE CENTER - AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Lakewood Ranch High School is located at 5500 Lakewood Ranch boulevard on two parcels totaling 105 acres. The recommended student capacity is 1955. The school houses grades nine through twelve and was opened in 1998.
Staff was directed in late February of this year to design and construct a Ninth Grade Center at Lakewood Ranch High School for occupancy by the beginning of school in August 2004. Accomplishment of this task within the time frame precluded the use of the normal selection procedure for Architect/Engineer or Construction Manager Services. The project remodels space in Building 6 at Lakewood Ranch High School, and adds covered walkways for the five existing portables, walkways and outdoor patios, as requested for the Ninth Grade Center. An addition to Building 7 for the wrestling program, expansion of the parking lot, band practice field, an outdoor covered eating area, and thirteen additional portables are also included.
Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act, Florida Statutes 287.055 (3) (a) allows for the normal selection procedure to be waived when the agency (School Board) certifies a valid public emergency.
The purpose of Board action is to waive normal selection procedures and approve the Construction Manager agreement. The Construction Manager will support the Architect/Engineer by providing systems evaluation and estimates early in the development of the project.
The Construction Management Pre-Construction fee for the Lakewood Ranch High School - Ninth Grade Center Construction Project is $4,000.00, which is included in the total project budget of $1,685,000.00. The Finance Department will be the funding source.
Mr. Barnebey said he wanted the Board to be aware that there are no caps, minimums or maximums on the unforeseen conditions fund.
Sheridan Dowling, Director of Construction Services, explained the purpose of the unforeseen conditions fund. He said that the project budget has not changed and the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) has not changed, but because of the timeliness of the project, he may need to work within the project budget and go outside of the norm in contingency but he would not exceed the project budget or GMP before returning to the Board.
Mr. Brunner moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve certifying a valid public emergency and approve of Lakewood Ranch High School - Ninth Grade Center - Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager (Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.). Motion carried 5-0.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Simmons adjourned the meeting at 9:58 p.m.