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9145 - 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The purpose of the 21ST Century Bond Advisory Committee ("Committee") is to review, monitor, make recommendations to the School Board and Superintendent, and inform the public on the planning, progress, and implementation of the projects funded with proceeds from the 21st Century Schools Bond Program ("Bond Program") approved by voters on November 6, 2012. The Committee is formed to provide transparency and instill confidence in Miami-Dade County taxpayers that projects funded by the Bond Program are being delivered in a timely manner, are equitably distributed across the community and that the investments made are supporting the local economy.

Responsibilities

 A.The Committee shall:

  1.review and monitor the performance and program achievements of the Bond Program;

  2.advise the Superintendent and the Board of the progress of the Bond Program;

  3.assist in informing the community of the Bond Program progress and participate in District community outreach efforts;

  4.assist in the annual planning of activities related to Bond Program implementation; and

  5.make recommendations on the use of any surplus bond project funds or unspent project allocations.

 B.The Committee’s reviews and recommendations shall be reported on an annual basis to the Board, Superintendent and the community. The annual report shall assess the implementation of the Bond program to ensure that the Bond Program proceeds are being spent according to the published plan, that projects are being delivered in a timely manner and are equitably distributed, and that Bond Program proceeds are directed to the local economy.

Membership

The Committee shall be comprised of the following twenty-three (23) voting and three (3) non-voting members. Appointing persons and entities may also appoint an alternate for voting members.

 A.Voting Members

  1.One (1) member and alternate appointed by each Board member.

  2.Two (2) members appointed by the Superintendent.

  3.Dade County Council PTA President or designee.

  4.Miami-Dade League of Cities Executive Director or designee.

  5.South Florida Regional Planning Council Executive Director or designee.

  6.Chair of the Board’s Audit and Budget Advisory Committee or designee.

  7.One (1) member appointed by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

  8.One (1) member appointed by the NAACP.

  9.One (1) member appointed by the National Action Network.

  10.One (1) member appointed by the Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD).

  11.One (1) member appointed by Sant La.

  12.One (1) member appointed by the Beacon Council.

  13.One (1) member appointed by the Business Advisory Council.

  14.One (1) member appointed by the Foundation for New Education Initiatives.

 B.Ex-Officio Committee Staff

  1.Chief Facilities Officer of the District.

  2.Chief Financial Officer of the District.

  3.Chief Auditor of the District.

  4.Chief of Staff of the District.

 C.Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

  1.Inspector General of the District.

  2.One (1) member appointed by the District Student Government Association.

  3.Two (2) Florida State legislative representatives, one (1) senator and one (1) representative appointed by the Chair of the Miami-Dade Delegation.

 D.Membership Qualifications

  1.Each voting member shall have an outstanding reputation for civic involvement, integrity, responsibility, and business or professional ability.

  2.Members shall have no direct or indirect conflict of interest in a contract with the Board or a financial interest in any projects that are funded by the Bond Program. Members are also subject to the residency and conflict of interest provisions of Policy 9140 - Citizen’s Advisory Committees. In addition, Board member appointments are subject to the multiple appointment restriction in Policy 9140.

  3.Members should generally reflect the geographic, ethnic, racial and gender diversity of Miami-Dade County.

 E.Terms

  1.The term of service for all members is two (2) years and members may be reappointed for unlimited terms.

  2.Newly-elected Board members and appointed superintendents may reappoint current Committee members or appoint a new member regardless of the time remaining on the current member’s term. Appointments and reappointments shall be made within forty five (45) days of taking office.

  3.A member shall be automatically removed if the member is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings during the calendar year or is absent from more than half of all the Committee meetings held during the year. Members shall be deemed absent if not present at the meeting for at least seventy-five percent (75%) of its duration. In extraordinary circumstances and subject to a vote of the Committee, a member may participate telephonically provided the member is present for the entire meeting.

  4.Vacancies due to resignation, disqualification, or removal shall be filled within forty-five (45) days.

 F.Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics

  1.Members shall not have any direct or indirect conflict of interest in a contract with the Board or a financial interest in any of the projects funded under the Bond Program.

  2.Prior to serving, members are required to certify in writing that they do not have any direct or indirect conflict of interest in a contract with the Board or any financial interest in any of the projects funded under the Bond Program.

  3.If a conflict or financial interest arises after appointment, the member shall disclose the conflict or financial interest and immediately resign or shall be removed from the Committee.

Meetings

 A.The Committee shall elect a chair and vice-chair and may elect other officers as necessary. The term of office shall be two (2) years.

 B.The Committee shall meet at least four (4) times per year and may hold other meetings as necessary. All meetings and Committee proceedings must comply with Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws, F.S. Chapters 119 and 286.011.

 C.A majority of the voting members shall constitute a quorum.

 D.Meetings shall be conducted according to the latest version of Robert Rules of Order.

 E.The offices of the Superintendent and Board Attorney shall provide staff support to the Committee as necessary to accomplish its purpose.

Duration

The Committee shall exist until all proceeds of the Bond Program have been expended and accounted for.

Adopted 5/8/13

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