Our Work

I have proudly served as School Board Member since 2011 and became Vice Chair in 2015. I am very proud of the work we do in District 2 and the individuals, companies and organizations I have honored who have tirelessly and often without credit do so much for the lives of our children and community. Here you will find School Board policy items I have proposed and recipients I have recognized by proclamation. #District2WorkingForYou

2011

Board Meeting of January 12, 2011

(H-6) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-006 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING ELDER KENNETH A. DUKE FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY   

(H-7) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-007 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING REVEREND FATHER REGINALD JEAN-MARY FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND IMPROVING HIS SURROUNDING COMMUNITY   

(H-17) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-008 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE MIAMI CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE FHSAA CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP 

Board Meeting of February 9, 2011

(H-15) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-022 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING ROBIN REYNOLDS FOR HER EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE IN TRACK AND FIELD

(H-16) AUTHORIZATION TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO DETERMINE THE BEST METHOD TO MAINTAIN BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Board Meeting of March 9, 2011

(H-12) AUTHORIZATION TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP A PROCESS TO GRANT MINORITY AND WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION TO COMPANIES THAT HAVE BEEN SO DESIGNATED BY THE FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, OR OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS

(H-19) AUTHORIZATION TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO COORDINATE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE MIAMI PASSPORT OFFICE TO ORGANIZE ‘MIAMI PASSPORT OFFICE SCHOOL DAYS’

(H-20) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-40 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NANCY DAWKINS FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-22)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-036 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MARIE JEAN-PHILLIPE FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

(H-23)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-037 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING FLORENE NICHOLS FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND THE ARTS

(H-24) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-038 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SHARON SBRISSIA FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-25)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-039 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE DADE COUNTY ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-26)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-035 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE MIAMI ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Meeting of April 13, 2011

(H-17) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-052 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DR. CALEB A. DAVIS, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF THE HELEN B. BENTLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, FOR HIS YEARS OF EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-26) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-054 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING TONY E. CRAPP JR. FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AS MIAMI CITY MANAGER WHICH HAS BENEFITED THE STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND EMPLOYEES OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Board Meeting of May 11, 2011

(H-19)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-066 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MR. ROBERT G. BEATTY, PUBLISHER OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES, FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-20)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-067 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMEMORATING MAY 18,2011, AS HAITIAN FLAG DAY

(H-21)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11=068 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI·DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING MS. GUYLENE C. BERRY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF POSITIVE IMPACT FOUNDATION, FOR HER COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-23)AUTHORIZATION TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO COORDINATE COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO INFORM AND RECEIVE INPUT FROM STAKEHOLDERS REGARDING FREDERICK DOUGLASS K-8 CENTER RE-CONSTRUCTION

Board Meeting of June 15, 2011

(H-19)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-079 OF THE SCHOOL B0ARD OF MIAMl-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GEORGIA JONES AYERS FOR HER OUTSTANDING WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

(H-20)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-080 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING PROJECT PASS

(H-21)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-081 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING RUBEN VALDES FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

Board Meeting of July 13, 2011

(H-12)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-088 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III, FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

(H-13)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-089 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING H. T. SMITH, ESQ., FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE 

(H-14)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 11-090 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING LARRY R. HANDFIELD, ESQ., FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Meeting of August 3,2011

(H-9) HEAD START 

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to review the feasibility of managing the Head Start program as grantee starting in 2012 -2013, and providing a report of the findings to the School Board on or before the October 2011 School Board meeting.

(H-10)SCHOOL CLOSURES 

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to review the process for school closures and initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act to specify the roie and powers of the School Board as it relates to the same, in the absence thereof.

( H-11)STUDENT TRANSPORTATION 

ACTION PROPOSED BY DR. DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, direct the Superintendent to review the transportation guidelines and reports of contracted companies, and the transportation safety technology employed by M-DCPS and provide a report thereof on or before the October 2011 School Board meeting.

Board Meeting of September 7,2011

(H-11)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-106 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing the 10thanniversary of September 11, 2001, as a day of solemn commemoration and encouraging the observance of a district-wide moment of remembrance.

(H-12)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-107 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing David Ramsey of the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the community and support of education.

(H-13)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-108 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Classy Girlfriends Forever for their service to our community.

(H-14)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-109 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Dr. Arthur E. Woodard for his service to our community and support of education.

(H-17)DIRECTED The Superintendent to review the current policy related to political activities by district employees and schedule a workshop prior to the December 14, 2011 School Board Meeting to report the findings.

Board Meeting of October 19,2011

(H-23)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-123 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Stanley K. Shapiro for his commitment to community service.

(H-24)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-118 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, observing October 2011 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

(H-25)ENDORSED The No More Broken Hearts Domestic Violence Workshop presented by School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall.

Board Meeting of November 22,2011

(H-15)DIRECTED* The Superintendent to create a blue-ribbon panel, including membership of administrators and alumni associations, to review the and develop a marketing and policy that speaks to theexposure of M-DCPS students and school merchandise to ensure that our students receive the appropriate benefit and opportunities for their talents and effort, and provide a report of the and such policy recommendations to the School Board at the April 2012 School Board meeting.

(H-17)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-136 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Ms. Eufaula Frazier for her commitment to education and community service.

Board Meeting of December 14,2011

(H-12)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-145 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, commemorating January 1, 2012, as the 208th anniversary of Haitian Independence.

(H-13)APPROVED Resolution No. 11-146 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, honoring Dr. Preston W. Marshall Jr. for his commitment to education and community service.

Board Meeting of January 18,2012

(H-19)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 12-020 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING CHEF MICHELLE BERNSTEIN FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

(H-20)REQUEST THE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-008 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR OFFERING THE DCF AND Y-O-U PROGRAM

(H-21)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMEMORATING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

(H-23)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 12-018 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING ANNIE R. NEASMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE JESSIE TRICE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

(H-29)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12~021 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING THE 2012 FAFSA FRENZY: GETTING HELP PAYING FOR COLLEGE CAMPAIGN FOR ITS POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Board Meeting of February 15,2012

(H-18)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-037 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING TOOLS FOR CHANGE GRADUATES CRYSTAL CORNER AND LAKENYA SPENCER FOR THEIR POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY

(H-19)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 12-038 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SAMUEL C. JACKSON

(H-26)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-039 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING DOROTHY WRIGHT-EDWARDS FOR HER COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Meeting of March 7,2012

(H-15)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-051 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE BLACK ARCHIVES, HISTORY AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. FOR ITS POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY

(H-16)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-052 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JACKIE BELL FOR HER YEARS OF EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY

(H-17)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-053 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING WENDY EDMOND FOR HIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN EDUCATION

Board Meeting of April 18,2012

(H-8)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 12-071 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY 

(H-11)REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING ELLERY TAYLOR-SANDS FOR HER COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY