Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 12/12/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 12 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs .

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance – Thomas Stone High School
Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report
Correspondence/board member updates 

Education Association of Charles County update - Report

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report

Student Board member’s update - Report

Eligibility/discipline component - Oral Report (Holstein, Benson, Gill)
  • Policy discussions took place with principals, teachers, athletic directors and councils, parents and students.  Presented at PAC and SAC.
  • Discipline component addition - overwhelmingly all groups disagreed with adding this component.  Extracurricular activities is a positive influence.
  • Recommendations for consideration
    • change wording on absences to- 5 lawful absences within five days and will accept a note from parents
    • keep GPA at 2.25 but allow one F.
    • consider transition years from 8th - 9th so all students are eligible the first quarter of their freshman year.
  • One more meeting to discuss what falls under extra curricular.
Dreambox math - Report

Project status update - Report

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield - Report

CVS Health Update - Report

Unfinished business

  • Environmental Scan Survey - move forward with distribution
  • Policy 4000 - Palko and McGraw still working
  • Bullying Discussion and program - will add to a future agenda
New business and Future agenda items
  • New business
  • Future agenda items
    • Marshall - invite Greek organizations  for participation as mentors and presentation
    • Kelly - Parent Involvement Program
    • McGraw - Eligibility Policy
    • Lukas - Hanson right of way
    • Kelly - Grading Policy Committee updates
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership Excellence AwardAccepting: Board member Margaret Marshall in honor of her late husband, Cecil Marshall, former Board member
  • Students - Charlie Shin, twelfth grade, Academic Achievement, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Principal: Steven Roberts; Diallo Barneseighth grade, Personal Responsibility, Milton M. Somers Middle School, Principal: Carrie Akins; Lucy Flynnfifth grade, Career Readiness, Gale-Bailey Elementary School, Principal: Verniece Rorie; Clinton Cupples, IIIfifth grade, Academic Achievement , Mary H. Matula Elementary School, Principal: Carrie Richardson; Joya Thompsonfifth grade, Academic Achievement, Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Principal: Louis D’Ambrosio
  • Employees - Annemarie Simpson, mathematics teacher, McDonough; Peter Wilt, social studies teacher, Somers; Ann Herbert, prekindergarten teacher, Gale-Bailey; Samantha Clark, special education teacher, Matula; Karen Ferruzza, library media specialist, Middleton
Public Forum – 6 p.m. - None
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to approve the Minutes from the November board meeting by Kelly; Second by Marshall
Yes=Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko; Abstain=Abell

Motion to approve the Minutes from the Legislative Session by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to approve Personnel by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Adjournment 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Agenda for Board of Education Meeting, 12/12/17

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and is rebroadcast throughout the week.
Board meetings are also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live streaming. The following agenda is tentative and subject to change.
Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance – Thomas Stone High School
Superintendent’s update to the Board
Reports of officers/boards/committees
  • Correspondence/board member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Student Board member’s update
  • Eligibility/discipline component
  • Dreambox math
  • Project status update
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, CVS Health update
Unfinished business
New business and Future agenda items
  • New business
  • Future agenda items
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership Excellence Award
  • Students
  • Employees
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
Adjournment 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Legislative Breakfast, 12/4/17

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

In attendance were all Board of Education members, the Superintendent and key staff, Delegates Jameson, Proctor, Wilson, Senator Mac Middleton, Commissioners Murphy and Davis.

CCPS Student Enrollment Overview
*Increased by over 500 and is now at 26,891

  • 2012-2013
    • African American 52%; White 27%; Hispanic 5.7%
    • Special Education 9%; ELL 1%; FARMS 33%
    • Graduation Rate 89.79%
  • 2016-2017
    • African American 55%; White 33%; Hispanic 8%
    • Special Education 11%; ELL 2%; FARMS 36%
    • Graduation Rate 92.17%

Student Costs

  • CCPS per pupil $13,724
  • Special Education Inclusion +$975 (1,671 students = $1,629,936)
  • Special Education Regionalized Program +$8,464 (224 students = $1,895,936)
  • Special Education Lifeskills A +$12, 905 (214 students = $2,761,670)
  • Special Education Lifeskills B +$28,572 (30 students = $857,160)

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

  • Nationwide shortage of teachers - since 2009, 35% drop in students going into teacher education programs
  • Diversity
    • National AVG for non-white teachers is 22.5%
    • CCPS teachers - 78.4% white, 21.6% non-white
    • 2017 hiring cohort 37.9% non-white teachers
    • CCPS Administrators - 70% white, 30% non-white
  • Maryland "Import State" 
    • 60% of MD teachers from other states
    • COL prohibitive
  • CCPS lowest starting salary in region
  • Grounds for discipline bill only protects below par teachers
  • Data-based recruiting
    • efficiently use time and money based on previous year hiring efforts
    • build relationships with universities
    • instructional focus for recruiting teams
    • host job fairs
    • highlight mentoring and professional development programs
Student Discipline - Suspension is a last resort
*discipline concerns are often a result of unmet behavioral health needs

  • 2012-2013
    • 364 suspensions at elementary schools
    • 1,243 suspensions at middle schools
    • 1,856 suspensions at high schools
    • TOTAL - 3,463
  • 2016-2017
    • 390 suspensions at elementary schools
    • 907 suspensions at middle schools
    • 1,306 suspensions at high schools
    • TOTAL - 2,603
  • New strategies
    • Restorative practices
      • 12 certified trainers implemented in all middle schools this year
      • Goal at all schools in 2 years
    • Aspire Program
      • piloted in 2 elementary schools
      • costly, $175,000 per school
      • Good results thus far but cost prohibitive
    • Therapeutic In-School Intervention
      • pilot in all high schools
    • Parent Shadowing
      • pilot in 8 schools
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.










Friday, November 10, 2017

Agenda for Board of Education Meeting, 11/14/17

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and is rebroadcast throughout the week.
Board meetings are streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live streaming. The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change.
Documents being presented can be found here.
Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance – La Plata High School
Recognition of state student winners
Superintendent’s update to the Board
Reports of officers/boards/committees
  • Correspondence/board member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Student Board member update
  • Equity presentation
Unfinished business
  • Strategic planning process
  • Potential meetings with other Boards of Education
  • Town hall dates
New business and future agenda items
  • New business
  • Future agenda items
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Students
  • Staff
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • 2018 Legislative positions
Adjournment 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Board of Education Host Joint Work Session with CSM

The Board of Education of Charles County and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The meeting will be televised live on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com.
The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change.
Public forum – 6 p.m.
Work session
  • Introductions
  • Dual enrollment/demographics
  • Early college/high school
  • Career and Technology Education (CTE) articulation process
  • Maureen Murphy’s vision for CSM/how CCPS fits in the vision and the role of CCPS
Adjournment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 10/10/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, October 10 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs .


The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.


Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance – Henry E. Lackey High School
Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report
Correspondence/board member updates
  • McGraw - Indian Head lunch for Homegrown Week; MABE Conference enjoyed; EACC Age of Innocence informative
  • Crawford - 10/19 Unified Tennis Tournament at Thomas Stone at 3
  • Abell - 9/26 EACC Innocence Stolen Seminar was very informative but not well attended; MABE Conference highlighted sessions on Gang Violence and Undocumented Students; Nanjemoy Heritage Day, thank you Mt. Hope Nanjemoy staff for volunteering; Rocktoberfest put on by LaPlata Business Association with proceeds to CCPS Fine Arts; Training by Center for Children Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children very informative
  • Kelly- Thank you to board members attending MABE conference; JC Parks ASPIRE classroom and strings practice; Lackey visit; LPHS marching band performed at Matula; Parent Conferences yesterday; review police access to schools
  • Palko - education building at fair was awesome; EACC session, consider showing at PAC; Lunch at Malcolm; MABE Conference DLLR vendor fliers on adult education & GED Program
  • Lukas - MABE Conference; Block Party at Stoddert; Rocktoberfest
Education Association of Charles County update - Report

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report

Student board member update - Report

Human resources update - Report
  • 38 job fairs in 15 states; two in-county job fairs
  • screened over 1,500 applicants; hired 284; 201 MD certificate
  • 14 % new teachers; 74.2% female; 96 African American
  • retention rate up to 87.4%; most leave to teach in another school district
  • continue to target colleges with education program, quality candidates that stay at CCPS; build relationships with the faculties
  • retention includes check-ins, mentors, collaboration, observance, peer-to-peer
  • Palko - how many of our recent hires are from the TAM Program.
  • Lukas - are the places we recruit at different then years ago
  • Campbell - There is typically more recruiters than applicants
  • McGraw - are we doing social activities, housing information, banking information
Overview of grading guidelines - Report
  • Current practice in place for 4 years.
  • Elem.- 50% classwork; 40% assessment; 10% homework
  • MS - 0-59% is an F
  • HS - too but one school piloted no one gets an F.
  • At Lackey and Stone if nothing is turned in it's a 0.  if effort is made 50%
  • St. Charles gives actual percent earned until end and if below 50% they get a 50%.
  • PE, Music, Art - 25% Skills and Performance; 25% class/homework; 50% safety & participation
  • changing to 50% process 50% product must have a minimum of 5 assignments in each category each quarter.
  • Next meeting Nov. 10th at 2:30; will also be looking at how GPA's are determined.  
Project status update - Report
  • See report for project updates
Projected enrollments for school year 2018-19 - Report 1Report 2 
  • Enrollment analysis (report 2) shows only the elementary schools affected by the rezoning and delay of the new elementary school.
FY 2017 Independent financial audit, Clifton Larsen Allen, LLP - Report
  • all normal, nothing to note
Proposed 2018 legislative positions - Report
    Unfinished business
    • Commissioner recognition - thank you letter for funding training
    • Kirwan Commission update - Palko on committee; funding formula is outdated and addresses how to have a world class education system
    New business and Future agenda items
    • New business
      • Joint Board of Education/College of Southern Maryland meeting agenda items
        • Dual enrollment; new CTE Coordinator at CSM; are CCPS students ready or do they need remedial courses; new presidents vision
      • Open Meetings Act designation
        • Abell, Palko, Kelly, McGraw, Lukas have all completed the training
    • Future agenda items
      • Abell - Tri-County Board of Education meeting
      • McGraw - Presentation on equity
      • Palko - Review of goals and strategy and stakeholders
      • Lukas - Update on new process for project funding
    Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
    • Resolutions
      • American Education Week: Accepting:  Katie Willett, alternate student Board member, Henry E. Lackey High School;Jordyn Best, student liaison, North Point High School; Elizabeth Braziel, student liaison, Thomas Stone High School; Joyah Magee, student liaison, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Robert Jonathan Moss, student liaison, St. Charles High School; Thomas Rahill, student liaison, Westlake High School; Shaun Burroughs, student liaison, La Plata High School; Education Association of Charles County (EACC) representatives; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) representatives
      • American Freedom Week: Accepting:  Army Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Salyers, senior, Maurice McDonough High School; Air Force Cadet Brandon Taylor, junior, Henry E. Lackey High School; Navy Cadet Seaman Rosemari Kieser, freshman, La Plata High School; Marines Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Maya Young, senior, St. Charles High School
    • Students
      • Carlos Eldridge, Jr., eleventh-grade, Academic Achievement, Westlake High School, Principal: Michael Meiser
      • Liumotumotua'an (Liu) Aumavae, eighth-grade, Academic Achievement, Theodore G. Davis Middle School, Principal: Kim McClarin
      • Izabella Krebs, fifth-grade, Personal Responsibility, Indian Head Elementary School, Principal: Timothy Rosin
      • Casey Shamenek, fifth-grade, Career Readiness, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, Principal: William Miller
    • Employees
      • Catherine Powell, school counselor, Indian Head
      • Monica Halloran, fifth-grade teacher, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy
      • Velvet Gipson, instructional specialist, Davis
      • Lori Sanchez, secretary to the principal, Westlake
      • Miriam Ratcliffe, special education teacher, F.B. Gwynn Educational Center, Principal: Daphne
    Public Forum – 6 p.m.

    • Maureen Meers - 1 in 5 students have dyslexia.  October is awareness month.  What can we as a district do to help our students.  Administrators and teachers must be informed.  Screening is needed.  Wants resolution for dyslexia. Decoding Dyslexia
    • Tracey Wolf - Charles County Chapter Decoding Dyslexia; early screening, identification, assistive technology
    • Kim Young - 50/50 grading system; concerned standard is going down.  Needs more information.  Checked other counties and they don't.  Cross county transfers of continuity is a concern.  Wants to know how parents and students will be selected for the upcoming committee.
    • Derrick Terry - Current health curriculum updates?  Thinks current one is watered down.  Has a free workshop he invited everyone to attend.
    • Dionne Morgan - What is the threshold for class sizes in Title 1 schools?  Two sons they have 27 and 29 students in a class room.  Child at Stoddert, standardized testing allowed to go to bathroom during testing but wont be given time back.  Where is the Policy for parents to see this and this could impact student performance.
    • Jason Delizio - friends child was punched in the throat at Mitchell Elementary today and didn't notify the parents.  Thanks to Dr. Hill & Jennifer Abell for assisting me and my son with an incident that happened off of school grounds.
    Action items
    Motion to accept the Minutes by Abell; Second by McGraw
    Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
    • Personnel 
    Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Marshall
    Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

    • FY 2018 Comprehensive Maintenance Plan - Action Item
    Motion to accept the Comprehensive Maintenance Plan by Abell; Second by Kelly
    Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

    Motion to accept Policy 1000 Revisions by Kelly; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
      Adjournment

      Monday, October 09, 2017

      Agenda for Board of Education Meeting, 10/10/17

      The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and is rebroadcast throughout the week.
      Board meetings are also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live streaming. The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change.
      Executive session – 12 p.m.
      Call to order – 1 p.m.
      Pledge of Allegiance – Henry E. Lackey High School
      Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report
      Reports of officers/boards/committees
      • Correspondence/board member updates
      • Education Association of Charles County update
      • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report
      • Student board member update
      • Human resources update - Report
      • Overview of grading guidelines
      • Project status update - Report
      • Projected enrollments for school year 2018-19 - Report 1; Report 2 
      • FY 2017 Independent financial audit, Clifton Larsen Allen, LLP - Report
      • Proposed 2018 legislative positions - Report
      Unfinished business
      • Commissioner recognition
      • Kirwan Commission update
      New business and Future agenda items
      • New business
        • Joint Board of Education/College of Southern Maryland meeting agenda items
        • Open Meetings Act designation
      • Future agenda items
      Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
      • Resolutions – American Education Week  and American Freedom Week
      • Students
      • Employees
      Public Forum – 6 p.m.
      Action items
      Adjournment

      Monday, September 25, 2017

      Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 9/25/17

      The Board of Education Meeting on Monday, September 25 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs .

      The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

      Call to order – 6 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance
      Public Forum - None
      Work session

      • Policy series 1000 - Individual board members asked for clarification on some of the changes, nothing major changed.
      • Billingsley Elementary School update
        • Recommendation by staff to delay opening due to permitting delays and weather conditions.  Other two options not feasible.  
          • Accelerated schedule = costs $5.9M must decide by 9/30
          • Portable classrooms = costs $3.8M must decide by 11/1
        • Lukas - delay in permitting
        • Kelly - county and state is at fault; can we ask them to cover the cost
        • no more funding available from the state
      Motion to delay the opening until 2019 by McGraw; Second by Palko
      Yes = Crawford, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; No = Abell, Kelly; Absent = Marshall


      New Business
      Motion to accept the funding by Kelly; Second by Palko
      Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Absent = Marshall
      Adjournment

      Friday, September 22, 2017

      Board of Education Meeting Agenda for 9/25/17

      The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a public work session at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The meeting will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website at ccboe.com and broadcast on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12.
      The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change.
      Call to order – 6 p.m.
      Pledge of Allegiance
      Public Forum
      Work session
      New Business
      Adjournment

      Tuesday, September 12, 2017

      Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 9/12/17

      The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 12 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs .

      The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

      Executive session – 12 p.m.
      Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance
      Superintendent’s update - Report
      Correspondence/Board Member updates
      • McGraw - State Board Meeting updates
      • Kelly - Eacc Social Media presentation on Tuesday 9/26 at 6:30 at McDonough; Synergy is great from a parent standpoint
      • Abell - Leadership Institute, New Teacher Orientation, Sign making at Rucci's, NAACP meeting, and Thomas Stone on first day.
      • Palko - Leadership Institute; Kyle Smith at State board meeting; retirement ceremony; commissioners for additional funding for training, NAACP meeting.
      • Lukas - NAACP meeting panelist
      Education Association of Charles County update - Report

      American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report

      Student Board Member update - Report

      Goals update - Report
      • Marshall - Syllabus of entire year given to students on first day
      • Several students relayed same expectation
      • Marshall - Salary comparison to other counties
      • Kelly - communications survey every other year?
      • Looking at McDonough for Fine Arts Program, dance?
      • Kelly - inequities amongst middle schools in elective courses
      Staffing update - Report

      Opening of schools
      • 149 SAIL students at McDonough and Stone
      • Immunizations is an ongoing issue
      • working to make all dismissals smooth
      • community organizations partnership is very much appreciated
      • mentoring by organizations
      • Synergy - all staff is in it and parentvue has been turned on.  Software update caused some glitches but we are working through it.  Studentvue will be coming soon.
        • Abell - substitutes, gym teachers need Ipad, Help Button on home page, push notifications via text
      Project status update
      • Mudd renovations started
      • Billingsley Site work started
      • Lackey Bleacher Replacement & Track  & Field Goal post complete
      • LaPlata locker refinishing complete
      • Mt. Hope removal of underground storage tank and replacement in progress
      FY 2018 Comprehensive maintenance plan - Report
      • 16,781 work orders for last year, over 93% complete
      Food and nutrition update – summer meals program, free breakfast, job fair - Report
      • 25,455 meals served this summer, 600+ meals more than 2016, 26%
      • 1.8 M breakfast 
      • Oct 2 - 27th free breakfast to all students
      • hot breakfasts every day
      • online FARMS application
      • hydroponic school gardens
      • phasing out Styrofoam and plastic products
      • September 25-29 Maryland homegrown lunch week
      Policy 1000 series update - Presentation delayed until October
      Unfinished business
      • Discipline and eligibility - Oral report
        • Policy 6431 - 2.5 GPA, no F's, cannot have failed a grade, fewer than 5 days of absence. 
        • Code of Conduct states if a child is suspended they are ineligible during the suspension.  Of course if you were suspended for more than 5 days you would be ineligible.
        • Athletic Handbook - student athletes who are suspended do not automatically return to eligibility.  Must be reinstated by the Principal and AD.  If a second suspension occurs, automatically ineligible for the remainder of the season.
        • data collected from 2 high schools athletes.  
          • one school - 307 students participate and of them 13 had been suspended 4.2%
          • second school - 614 athletes and of them 18 had been suspended 3%
        • Administrators feel extracurricular activities compliment the curriculum and helps getting the student to adult hood.
        • Student board member - thinks charles county sets high standards for eligibility. agrees it is a privilege
      • New Resolution for Honoring Outstanding Volunteers in the schools
      New business and future agenda items
      • New business
        • MABE Committees - Budget/Abell; Legislative/Lukas; Conference/Kelly; Nominating/Kelly; Resolutions/Palko; Federal Relations/Marshall; Policies & Procedures/McGraw
      • Future agenda items
        • Abell - CSM Meeting; 50% grading policy
        • Lukas - Teacher Town Hall and Supporting Staff; 1000 Policy at next work session
        • Palko - Updated organizational Charts and Principal listing
      Public Forum – 6 p.m.

      • Phyllis Hutchinson - on behalf of all the substitutes.  minimum wage has increased and substitutes are making less.
      Action items
      Motion to accept the Minutes by Abell; Second by Marshall
      Yes = Abell, Crawford, Lukas, Marshall, McGaw, Palko; Abstain = Kelly

      Amend motion to exclude Kelly by Kelly; Second by Abell
      Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGaw, Palko

      • Personnel
      Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Marshall
      Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGaw, Palko

      • FY 2019 CIP State and Local Program - Report
      Motion to accept the CIP by Abell; Second by McGraw
      Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGaw, Palko
      • Recurring resolutions: American Education Week; American Freedom Week; Black History Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; Career and Technology Education Month; National School Counseling Week; Read Across America; Women’s History Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Month of the Young Child; National Student Leadership Week; Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sport Week; Washington Post Principal of the Year awards program; Charles County Teacher of the Year; Washington Post Teacher of the Year awards program; Be the Difference Volunteer Award; and Employees Retirement.
      Motion to accept the Resolutions by McGraw; Second by Kelly
      Yes = Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGaw, Palko; Abstain = Abell
      Adjournment