Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 033538
   

File Number: 033538 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted as amended
Version: 0 Reference: R-1178-03 Control:
File Name: TASK FORCE ON SCHOOL OVERCROWDING Introduced: 12/17/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/21/2003
Agenda Date: 10/21/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A2
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 032485) Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING CREATION OF WORKING GROUP ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS OVERCROWDING RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR WORKING GROUP PURPOSE AND MEMBERSHIP; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO COORDINATE WITH SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND CERTAIN INTERESTED PARTIES FOR WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, STAFFING AND IDENTIFICATION OF RESOURCES; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER AND REQUESTING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE STAFF; DIRECTING THE WORKING GROUP TO PROVIDE A REPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NOS. 032478 AND 032485]
Indexes: SCHOOLS
  TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 12/17/2003 Assigned Joni Coffey 12/17/2003

Board of County Commissioners 10/21/2003 10A2 AMEMDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Sorenson, sponsor of the foregoing proposed resolution spoke in support of the item. She expressed no opposition to amending the proposed resolution to provide that the citing of Charter Schools be added to the list of issues to be examined by the group, as requested by Commissioner Morales and adding a representative from the NAACP to the working group, as requested by Commissioner Ferguson. In response to Commissioner Martinez’ inquiry of who would designate the districts with high rates of new residential development, Ms. Diane O’Quinn Williams, Planning and Zoning Director, noted that based on the 2000 Census report, Districts 5, 12, 11, and 9 had the highest rates of new residential development, in descending order. Discussion ensued among the members of the Board regarding the organizations represented on the working group, whether the commissioners from the two commission districts with the largest number of new residents would serve on the working group, and the use of school impact fees. Commissioner Moss noted that a study was being conducted to monitor where children who moved into new housing units relocated from. Commissioner Sorenson commented that the two members of the County Commission who would serve on the working group would be appointed by the Chair, and would represent districts with high rates of new residential development, not necessarily the districts with the highest rates. Commissioner Heyman stated that although members representing the Board would be designated by the Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners, the entire Board could attend the meetings to observe. Following further discussion, the Board by motion duly made, seconded and carried, adopted the foregoing resolution as amended to include representatives of S.A.L.A.D., the B.B.A. and the N.A.A.C.P, on the working group and to provide that the citing of Charter Schools be added to the list of issues to be examined by the group. Commissioner Sorenson announced that a meeting with the School Board to discuss the aforementioned issues had been scheduled for October 30, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. in the Miami-Dade County Main Library.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING CREATION OF WORKING GROUP ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS OVERCROWDING RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR WORKING GROUP PURPOSE AND MEMBERSHIP; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO COORDINATE WITH SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND CERTAIN INTERESTED PARTIES FOR WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, STAFFING AND IDENTIFICATION OF RESOURCES; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER AND REQUESTING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE STAFF; DIRECTING THE WORKING GROUP TO PROVIDE A REPORT

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WHEREAS, this Board has determined that the safe, convenient, orderly and adequate provision of public school facilities is integral to the health, safety, and general welfare of all of the residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this Board has determined that it is essential to cooperate with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, the municipalities of the County, the parents and students of the public school system, the residential development industry, and other governmental and private entities and interests to provide a county-wide system of public school facilities in a timely manner and at appropriate locations, among other means by providing school capacity for projected new growth; and
WHEREAS, consistent with the desires of this Board, the Legislature of the State of Florida has provided in Sections 1013.33 and 1013.35, Florida Statutes, that school districts and local governments shall coordinate planning to ensure that the construction and opening of public educational facilities are coordinated in time and place with plans for residential development; and
WHEREAS, Section 163.3177(3)(a), Florida Statutes, requires coordination between local governments with land use regulatory authority and school boards to provide for adequate land proximate to residential development to meet projected needs for schools; and
WHEREAS, Section 163.3177(3)(h)(2.), Florida Statutes, requires local government comprehensive plans to include an intergovernmental coordination element stating principles and guidelines for coordinating adopted comprehensive plans with the plans of school boards, including joint processes for collaborative planning and decisionmaking on population projections and school siting; and
WHEREAS, Section 163.3177(3)(h)(4.), Florida Statutes, requires local governments adopting a public educational facilities element in their comprehensive plans to execute an interlocal agreement among the district school board, the county and certain municipalities requiring specific actions to coordinate sharing of information, joint planning for development and school siting, and joint planning for adequate infrastructure to support school sites; and
WHEREAS, this Board has adopted provisions in both the intergovernmental coordination element and the educational facilities element of the Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) satisfying the requirements of law and calling for cooperation and coordination with appropriate entities to provide for adequate public school facilities; and
WHEREAS, consistent with law and with the CDMP, this Board approved on February 20, 2003, an Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning in Miami-Dade County, among Miami-Dade County, the School Board of Miami-Dade County, and the municipalities of Miami-Dade County, which provides for specific methods and schedules for sharing of information, coordination of school siting with residential development, and provision of infrastructure to support new and expanded public schools; and
WHEREAS, the clear and express desire and intent of this Board, of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, of the municipalities of Miami-Dade County, and of the Legislature of the State of Florida, as well as the desire of other governmental and private entities and interest groups, is to take prompt, meaningful and effective measures to assure that public school capacity is available when and where residential growth occurs, with adequate infrastructure ready and available to accommodate new and expanded public school facilities; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to establish a working group to design and recommend measures to reduce school overcrowding, including analysis of financial feasibility for school concurrency to assure that public school capacity is available whenever and wherever residential growth occurs,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The Miami-Dade County Working Group on Public Schools Overcrowding Relief (herein, "Working Group") is hereby established.
Section 2. The Working Group is directed to develop, design and recommend a school overcrowding reduction plan, including measures deemed feasible to assure that public school capacity is available whenever and wherever residential growth occurs. In fulfilling its purpose, the Working Group is directed to identify and request such resources needed for the Working Group to fulfill its purpose, including but not limited to experts and consultants.
Section 3. The membership of the Working Group shall be as provided herein, and a quorum shall consist of a majority of the number of members appointed.
(1) two members of the Board of County Commissioners who represent districts with high rates of new residential development, to be appointed by the Chair;

(2) two members of the School Board of Miami-Dade County who represent districts with high rates of residential growth;

(3) two members of the Miami-Dade delegation to the Legislature of the State of Florida, one from the House of Representatives and one from the Florida Senate, as designated by the delegation;

(4) two members selected by the Miami-Dade League of Cities, one representing a city with more than 50, 000 residents and one representing a city with fewer than 50,000 residents;

(5) one member selected by the State Oversight Board for the School Board of Miami-Dade County;

(6) two members selected by the county-wide Parent and Teachers Association of the Miami-Dade County public school system;

(7) one member selected by the Builders Association of South Florida; and
(8) one member selected by the Latin Builders Association; and
(9) one member selected by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and

(10) one member selected by the Spanish American League Against Discrimination; and

(11) one member selected by the Black Business Association.
Section 4. The County Manager is directed to contact the parties listed above to coordinate appointment of members, establish the places and times of meetings, and establish initial Working Group procedures. The County Manager and the County Attorney are directed to provide appropriate staffing to the Working Group, and the County Manager is directed to request that the Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County School Board provide similar staffing and resources. The County Manager is directed and the Superintendent is requested to identify additional resources requested by the Working Group to fulfill its purpose.
Section 5. On or before June 30, 2004, the Working Group is directed to provide to this Board and to the School Board of Miami-Dade County a report containing its recommendations and findings.



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