Education Advisory Board

Name: Appointed by: Term Limit:
Diane Quick (Chair) Council - David Singer 5/03/2019
Josh Clarin (Secretary) Vice Mayor John DuBois 9/12/2020
Greg Zawyer Mayor Karyn Cunningham 3/4/2021
Laura Metka Council - Patrick Fiore 3/4/2021
Vacancy Council - Marsha Matson  
Staff Liaison: Edward Silva (Village Manager)
Council Liaison: Mayor Karyn Cunningham


Purpose/Mission:

The Education Advisory Committee formerly known as the Educational Compact Advisory Board entered into an Education Compact with Miami Dade County Public Schools via Resolution 2013-63 on September 9, 2013 to bring together each organization’s collective resources for the benefit of the students and residents within the Village.

Members of the Education Advisory Committee are appointed by Palmetto Bay Village Council. This advisory committee serves the Village by reviewing and supporting the terms of the Education Compact that was entered into between the Village and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and is bound by the State of Florida Sunshine Laws. This committee meets, at a minimum, each calendar quarter.

Membership:
The committee shall consist of five (5) citizens of the Village. Each member of the Village Council shall appoint one person to the committee. The Mayor shall be the ex-officio, non-voting member/Council Liaison to the Committee.

All members who are absent from three (3) regularly scheduled meetings of the committee shall be automatically removed from the Committee. Committee members who are removed through this process may be reappointed by the Village Council member that appointed the committee member.

A majority of the committee members shall constitute a quorum. No business shall be conducted unless a quorum is present, other than by a workshop process, which may be invoked when a quorum fails to take place. Any action at the workshop shall be preliminary and non-binding and shall be subject to subsequent ratification by a quorum of the committee at a duly held meeting.

Committee Qualifications:

The prospective committee appointee must be a resident of the Village, be knowledgeable about the Miami Dade County public school system; may have children in public school – elementary, middle or senior high; may be involved in the applicable parent-teacher association; or other good cause.

Committee Meetings/Reports:

Unless otherwise provided by the Village Council, the Committee shall meet, at a minimum, each calendar quarter and shall provide subsequent written reports to the Council.

The committee meeting shall provide for public comment at the beginning of each scheduled meeting. Public comments shall be maintained at no more than three (3) minutes per person, unless the Committee authorizes a different amount of time. The Committee shall not engage in political advocacy or expression.

Compliance with Village Ordinances, Resolutions, and Sunshine Laws:

All Committee meetings shall comply with the Village Ordinances and Resolutions concerning meeting notices and comply with the Florida Sunshine Law, Section 286.011, Florida Statutes. Written minutes shall be promptly prepared and kept of all committee meetings and shall be submitted to the Village Clerk who shall be responsible for the preservation of such minutes. No meetings may be held without proper notice.