Executive Session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Henry E. Lackey High School
Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman
Ms. McGraw declined her nomination
Vote for Lukas was unanimous
Motion to elect Palko for Vice-Chair by McGraw; Second by Marshall
Vote was unanimous
Superintendent’s update - Superintendents report 1-10-17.pdf (277 KB)
- Crawford - Visit Transportation Dept., toured maintenance shop and television studio. Visited Malcolm Elementary. sat through 4 hour public forum on Watershed Conservation District. Will resume this Thursday at 6:00. 15 people in favor; 53 against.
- Marshall - Attended Jaycees infant and toddler celebration; visited Middleton Art class
- McGraw - Thank you to EACC for the legislative reception; Wade staff thank you for pre-holiday activities. Remind Seniors for scholarship applications.
- Kelly - enjoyed orchestra, choir, and band holiday concerts; water safety course for 5th grade students and was rescued over 100 times.
- Palko - Gale-Bailey visit, received a tshirt and participated in morning announcements; visited Indian Head to view flash cards for next generation science cards.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
- Still two steps behind, health care insurance went up, last cola was 8 years ago, heavy workload.
- Requests another town hall meeting for employees and board
- General assembly on the 20th
- college apps are due
- About 290 students
- Alternative Education - recognition at national level at conference
- Opt in program start last year for alternative non-traditional education. Application process.
- Only open to high school students but piloting a middle school program.
- Evening High School program entrance through hearing process
- Virtual Academy students by application process; use APEX software; complete 2 classes per quarter
- student and parent testimonials were given
- New behavioral Specialist hired fro elementary school
Elementary school #22 update
- out to bid for about 40 days with a pre-qualification process; 5 contractors prequalified; received 3 bids all over budget. Have received one full year from state. did value engineering with architecture to try and reduce cost. Took out $1.3M. need to resolve funding issues
- superintendentproposed.pdf (485 KB)
- Superintendentproposed_presentation.pdf (918 KB)
- Health care costs and pensions
- state budget not in great shape $400M deficit. will affect education. state funding is formula driven. many cuts will come in local funding
- commission on excellence in education is looking at funding; consultants recommendation is to increase funding for education by $2.9M and changing formula for special ed and pre k; also recalculate the wealth formula for counties
- Session starts tomorrow and ends early April
- Bills could include burden of proof and an hourly school requirement vs the 180 days
- Policy #5117: Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation -
- Board Policy 5117 draft December 2016.pdf (208 KB)
- Board proposed changes may not be acceptable by the state.
- Kelly - why does policy need to be approved by state
- Schwartz - state law states we must have this policy in place
Future agenda items - None
- Black History Month: Accepting: Taylor Fly, Senior, Thomas Stone High School and Ishaq Abdul-Rahim, Senior, Thomas Stone High School
- Career and Technical Education Month: Accepting: Students of CTE programs at Robert D. Stethem Educational Center: Jonathan Corbett, senior, Media; Ann Marie York, junior, TAM; Joseph Childress, junior, Auto; Shawn Gayle, junior, HVAC; Shyanne Lee, junior, Pharmacy
- Gifted and Talented Education Month: Accepting: Lynn Hopkins, 6th grade Language Arts teacher, Milton Somers Middle School; Christian Gomez, 8th grade student, Somer
- National School Counseling Week: Accepting: Ronnie Richmond and Megan English, counselors, General Smallwood Middle School
- Laniya Faulk; fifth-grade; Academic Achievement; C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Principal: Ben Kohlhorst
- Edenilson Velasquez-Orellana; fourth-grade; Personal Responsibility; Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Principal: Christienne Warren
- Hope Treadway; fifth-grade; Personal Responsibility; Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Principal: Verniece Rorie
- MacKenna Zopelis; fifth-grade; Career Readiness; T.C. Martin Elementary School: Principal: Robert Opiekun
- Yachi Madaan; eighth-grade; Academic Achievement; John Hanson Middle School; Principal: Susan McCormick
- Shaun Hange; twelfth-grade; Personal Responsibility; Henry E. Lackey High School; Principal: Kathy Perriello
- Pamela Gill, teacher, Barnhart
- Donna Rhoades, kindergarten instructional assistant, Brown
- Toni Adams, special education instructional assistant, Gale-Bailey
- Melody Philpotts, library media specialist, Martin
- Diane Fisher, science teacher, Hanson
- Jonathan Liston, math teacher, H.E. Lackey
- Leon Thornton - School naming, all names are worthy, son of Margaret Jamieson Thornton. Wants school named after her. Reiterated her history in education and the community.
- Patricia Jamieson Hart - Sister to Margaret Jamieson Thornton. Spoke on behalf of naming the school after her. Believed in respecting the student and they would respect you.
- Lydia Thornton Johnson - Daughter of Margaret Jamieson Thornton. Wants school named after her mother. devoted, passionate and always there for the students
- Tanja Carter - Margaret Jamieson Thornton was her Aunt. Her name should be on the side of the next elementary school as inspiration to other teachers to aspire.
- Policy #5117: Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation
- exclude the list and add "including but not limited to" and reference COMAR and Education Article