Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Notes from Board of Education Teleconference, 5/12/20

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, May 12 was conducted via teleconference and streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting 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. Individual names are spelled to the best of my ability.

Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m.
Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report

Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Brown - attended MABE meeting and Board of Commissioners Meeting
  • Battle-Lockhart - attended a couple of lunch sites
  • Lukas - thank you to everyone in the system for trying to meet needs of students; congratulations to graduates

Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update - Report

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

Student Board Member update - Report

Graduation Oral Update - Dr. Kimberly Hill, Superintendent of Schools
  • Three options initially considered. One by appointment in person, second was a drive up, third was completely virtual.
  • Consulted with health department, Maryland state police, and Charles County Sheriff's Office which resulted in a decision of the third option, completely virtual.
  • Received additional information on Friday with revised guidelines which allows a second option.  Everyone still invited to participated in the virtual option but also have the option of an in person appointment as well.  Schools will begin reaching out tomorrow.
  • Virtual will be available on June 11th at 7:00 a.m.
Distance learning instructional Oral update – Amy Hollstein, Deputy Superintendent of Schools
  • Finish out 4th quarter and 4th quarter report cards posted in June
  • Seniors will finish May 20th
  • Online scheduling for next year
  • Uncertain what the fall will hold for us
  • Recommendation to continue suspension Policy on eligibility for the fall (6431). On the agenda later today.
  • For more information, go to CCBOE.com and go to Distance Learning for additional resources and updates.
  • Battle-Lockhart - questioned cosmetology  updates for the state.
Technology Oral update – Charmaine Thompson, Chief of Technology

  • Survey to all staff and students on technology availability and needs
  • 7,400 laptops for students, 2300 for teachers and 52 for staff
  • 2500 Help Desk Tickets
  • Quick reference guides & Webinars
  • Added expansion of wifi hotspots at schools
  • donated used ipads to SagePoint and Hospice

Project status update – Michael Heim, assistant superintendent of supporting services - Report

  • Some projects still continuing with social distancing guidelines
  • Some process and design aspects are being tackled virtually/remotely
  • Henson construction started
  • Sanitizing is ongoing

Educational Facilities Master Plan update – Michael Heim - Report

Food Nutrition Services update – Crystal Richardson and William Kreuter, supervisors of food and nutrition services - Report

  • Please view the awesome report to see all of the great things food services has accomplished.
  • Congratulations and thank you to all

Five-day waiver request – Eric Schwartz, staff attorney - Report

  • Letter to state superintendent to request the waiver

Motion to approve the minutes by Lukas; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
  • Governor vetoed the Kirwan Bill.  - This does not affect the FY 2021 funding, however that could change depending on state revenues.
  • Built to Learn Act on school construction was dependent on the Kirwan bill passing.
Unfinished business
New business

  • Continuation of suspension of Board policies - Report
Motion to approve the continued suspension of policies by Abell; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
  • Policy 6431 regarding eligibility
    • Lukas - what about students that have not tried to complete the online work
    • Hancock - Use third quarter grade as reflection
    • Abell - requested appropriate wording from legal
    • Legal (Schwartz) - Policy is suspended; continue suspension and have the Superintendent address.

Consensus of board to allow Superintendent to make determination of eligibility
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Future agenda items

  • Lukas - Work Session to discuss budget; possible date Wednesday, May 27th
Action items

  • Minutes
Motion to approve the minutes by Abell; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

  • Personnel

Motion to approve the personnel by Abell; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Brown, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Battle-Lockhart, Hancock

Adjournment

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Agenda for Board of Education Teleconference Board Meeting, 5/12/20


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, May 12. The Board is observing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will conduct the meeting via teleconference. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on ccboe.com and air live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board Meeting tab.
Executive session begins at noon, and the public portion of the meeting starts at 1 p.m. Agenda items have been condensed to include updates and issues that require Board attention at this time. Although the Board is unable to make Public Forum live, it is encouraging the public to email comments to boardmail@ccboe.com. Comments should be limited to 250 words. Board members will read all comments as well as post them on ccboe.com. There will not be any recognitions during this meeting.
Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live stream image displayed in the center of the home page. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. 
Executive session – 12 p.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m.
Superintendent’s update to the Board
Reports of officers/boards/committees
·         Correspondence/Board Member updates
·         Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update
·         American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
·         Student Board Member update
·         Distance learning instructional update – Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent of schools
·         Technology update – Charmaine Thompson, chief of technology
·         Project status update – Michael Heim, assistant superintendent of supporting services
·         Educational Facilities Master Plan update – Michael Heim
·         Food Nutrition Services update – Crystal Richardson and William Kreuter, supervisors of food and nutrition services
·         Five-day waiver request – Eric Schwartz, staff attorney

Unfinished business
New business and future agenda items
·         New business
o    Continuation of suspension of Board policies
·         Future agenda items
Action items
·         Minutes
·         Personnel
Adjournment

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Notes from Board of Education Teleconference Meeting, 4/21/20

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, April 21 was conducted via teleconference and streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting 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. Individual names are spelled to the best of my ability.

Agenda 
Executive Session – 12 p.m.
Call to Order – 1 p.m.
Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report

Correspondence/Board members’ updates 

  • All members relayed thanks and appreciation for Dr. Hill and all staff including the tireless food service workers.  Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding.  All have and are doing a great job!

Education Association of Charles County update: Linda McLaughlin, president - Report

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

Student Board member’s update - Report

Review of instructional policies that may need to be suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic - Report

Grading options - Option 1Option 2Option 3Diagram

  • work is graded on completion not content. 
  • seniors without technology will work with a counselor via phone for verification of work.

 Intercategory budget change - Report

Review of non-instructional policies that may need to be suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic - Report
Unfinished Business

  • Budget submission to commissioners.  Due to pandemic, county revenues will be down.  Consideration for changing our budget request.  Recommendations for reduction in three areas.
    • K-2 Reading program $700,000; therapeutic intervention program $1.2M; additional school psychologist $300,000; alternative education ???
    • Healthcare cost estimate
    • dont budget for 100% employment; reduce to 98%
New Business
Motion to suspend board policies relating to instruction as specified in presentation by Wilson; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Motion to approve grading option #1 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Motion to amend the motion to include middle school for quality points by Battle-Lockhart; Second by Wilson
Vote on Amendment = No = Abell, Brown, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Yes = Battle-Lockhart; Abstain = Hancock
Vote on Amendment = Yes = Abell,  Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Battle-Lockhart


Motion to approve intercategory budget transfer Wilson; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Motion to amend budget submission of option 1 by Abell; Second by Wildon
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Motion to amend budget submission of option 2 by Lukas; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Motion to amend budget submission of option 3 to deny & stay at 100% by Abell; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Motion to suspend board policies relating to non-instruction as specified in presentation by Wilson; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson


Future Agenda Items
Action Items


  • Minutes
Motion to approve the board meeting minutes from 3/10/20 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to approve the board meeting minutes from 4/3/20 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
  • Personnel
Motion to approve personnel by Abell; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
Adjournment

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Agenda for Board of Education Teleconference Board Meeting, 4/21/20

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, April 21. The Board is observing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will conduct the meeting entirely via teleconference. There will be no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on ccboe.com and air live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board Meeting tab.

Executive session begins at noon, and the public portion of the meeting starts at 1 p.m. Agenda items have been condensed to include updates and issues that require Board attention at this time. Although the Board is unable to make Public Forum live, it is encouraging the public to email comments to boardmail@ccboe.com. Board members will read all comments as well as post them on ccboe.com. There will not be any recognitions during this meeting.
Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live stream image displayed in the center of the home page. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change.
Agenda 
Executive Session –[Pursuant to 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article] – 12 p.m.
Call to Order1 p.m.
Superintendent’s update to the Board, Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D., superintendent of schools
Reports of Officers/Boards/Committees
·         Correspondence/Board members’ updates 
·         Education Association of Charles County update: Linda McLaughlin, president
·         American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update: Sarah Burch, president
·         Student Board member’s update: DeJuan Woods, Jr., Thomas Stone High School 
Information item
o    Eric Schwartz, staff attorney
§  Review of instructional policies that may need to be suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
o    Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent
§  Grading options
Information item
o    Sherri Fisher Davis, budget manager
§  Intercategory budget change
Information item
o    Eric Schwartz, staff attorney
§  Review of non-instructional policies that may need to be suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
V. Unfinished Business
VI. New Business and Future Agenda Items
·         New Business
o    Vote on suspension of Board policies
o    Vote on grading options
·         Future agenda items
VII. Action Items
·         Minutes
·         Personnel
VIII. Adjournment

Friday, April 03, 2020

Board of Education to Hold WebEx Meeting Today

The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a virtual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 through WebEx. The public can watch the meeting at https://ccboe.webex.com/ccboe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3831ee46db511c73f541c375c50322e7
The agenda is as follows and is subject to change.
Call to order – 1:30 p.m.
Agenda –
  • Discussion of 2019-2020 school calendar
Adjournment

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 3/10/20

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, March 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. Individual names are spelled to the best of my ability.


Executive session – 11:30 a.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, North Point High School
Recognition of students for state accomplishments - List of Student Names
Superintendent’s update - Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Lukas - Chess Tournament, thank you to Mr. Cummings and all staff.  Black History Month events; Legislative luncheon in Annapolis, Vex Robotics Competition, alot of sporting events, swimming, wrestling, basketball and of course cheering.
  • Brown - funeral service for Bernie Jameson.  Commissioners CIP Meeting, State Supt search meeting, NARFE meeting, Diggs Black History program about life of Mr, Diggs, Acapella competition, CSM Black History program, Sayanora party, NAACP Trailblazers event (disappointed she could not deliver diplomas to past graduates), DI Competition, CTE Tour, HITS Expo
  • Battle-Lockhart - Policy 2000 Series Committee, CIP Meeting, Teacher of the Year Reception, Somers Black History program, Guest speaker at North Point, Visits at Billingsley, Berry and Middleton; PTO meeting at Middleton, NAACP Trailblazers event (some of things mentioned about BOE was not true, disappointed)., CTE Program at Stone. 
  • Wilson - Robotics competition, HITS Expo, SMAC wrestling championship, Stone vs. Oxon Hill Basketball; attended Annapolis for advocating for Charles County, MABE legislative luncheon, thank you to CT Wilson, NARFE meeting, Somers Black History month program, CTE Program Tour, impressed with Financial Literacy presentation, visits at Neal , Brown, Middleton, guest speaker at Somers, All County Thespian Troop
  • McGraw - Legislative Luncheon, member of MABE focus group for selection of new State Superintendent, congratulations to Mr. Wood for his performance at the Acapella competition, thank you to Dr. Hill and staff for increase in graduation rate, Senior portfolio interviews at Lackey, Read Across America at TC Martin, JP Ryon, Diggs, Middleton and Wade.
Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update - Report

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

Student Board Member update - Report

Overview of math instruction - Report
  • PARCC to MCAP
  • Battle-Lockhart - MobyMax not part of the process but just an option.
  • Hancock - Proximity virtual teacher successful from student viewpoint
  • Lukas - Proximity - 3 on grade level classes at Somers and just expanded to LaPlata HS
Project status update - Report
  • Wilson - Aging schools program
Use of CCPS facilities - Report
  • Hancock - Insurance requirement for groups spectators is a hindrance to some groups
  • Battle-Lockhart - did we forget bleachers at Billingsley; no over-sized gym that doesn't typically hold sporting events .
  • Wilson - how do we communicate to the public about opportunities.
Legislative update - Report
  • HB1300 - Kirwan Blueprint for MD future.  Passed in House now in Senate.
  • HB1 - Built to Learn Act - Passed in House
  • HB1022 - Debra Davis bill on reporting for alternative programs.  House will prob pass.
  • HB624 - Debra Davis co sponsor; juvenile interrogation by law enforcement
  • SB760 - Lunch shaming
  • HB1008 - fixes bill 486 from 2019 on background checks.  Wilson correcting his own bill
  • Wilson - all delegates should follow Wilson's lead in communication.  Disappointed in delegation 'surprise' bills in Annapolis.
Policy series 8000 - Report

Policy series 9000 - Report

Unfinished business - None
New business
  • Committee for review of Rule #5126
    • Lukas, Hancock and Brown assigned to committee to review
  • Teacher Town Hall scheduled for April 27, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
    • If you can have additional resources, what would that be?
    • If you could have one thing taken off your plate, what would it be?
Future agenda items

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership in Excellence Award: Joan Withers, director of instructional programs
  • Resolutions
    • Month of the Young Child - Mary Smith, prekindergarten teacher; Colleen Palman, prekindergarten special education teacher; Janelle Harris, early childhood community liaison; Brayden Brown, prekindergarten student; Taylor Smith, prekindergarten student; Korbin Stonestreet, toddler playgroup student; Rayne Dulap, toddler playgroup student
    • National Student Leadership Week - DeJuan Woods, Jr., student Board member, Thomas Stone High School; Faizaan Siddique, alternate student Board member, Westlake High School; Jake Burgess, student liaison, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Ian Herd, student liaison, La Plata High School; Jordan Johnson, student liaison, North Point High School; Krisha Marie Melchor, student liaison, St. Charles High School; Chelsea Perez, student liaison, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Christina Walker, student liaison, Henry E. Lackey High School
  • Students
    • Meklit Teclehaimanot, Academic Achievement, St. Charles High School, Principal: Richard Conley
    • Ricaria Lawson, Career Readiness, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Principal: Erica Williams
    • Trey Tompkins, Personal Responsibility, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, Principal: Michelle Beckwith
    • Joshua Butson, Academic Achievement, Malcolm Elementary School, Academic Achievement, Principal: Mary Finneran
    • Summer Pagala, Academic Achievement, J.C. Parks Elementary School, Principal: Gregory Miller
  • Employees
    • GySgt. Samyra Rogers, MCJROTC instructor, St. Charles
    • Corrin Deavers, reading resource teacher, Stoddert 
    • Teresa Schinasi, fourth-grade teacher, Craik 
    • Jessica Roberts, third-grade teacher, Malcolm 
    • Lauren Goldsmith, second-grade teacher, Parks
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Christina Walker - Lackey student liaison, almost 18 and excited to vote, teacher went out of his way to assist. Thinks teachers at Lackey dont get the attention they deserve.
  • Antoinetta Smith - children at Davis, Wade, Westlake, graduation and promotion schedules.  Impossible to be at two places at one time. 
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes from the February Meeting 2/11/20 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to accept the Minutes, February Executive Session 2/11/20 by Abell; Second by Hancock
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to accept the Minutes from the February Work Session 2/24/20 by Abell; Second by Hancock
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Hancock; Second by Brown
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
Adjournment

Monday, March 09, 2020

Agenda for Board of Education Meeting, 3/10/20

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, March 10 at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. Student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by public forum at 6 p.m.
The meeting is streamed live to the CCPS website, ccboe.com. Board meetings are also televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12. 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, North Point High School
Recognition of students for state accomplishments
Superintendent’s update
Reports of officers/boards/committees
  • Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
  • Student Board Member update
  • Overview of math instruction
  • Project status update
  • Use of CCPS facilities
  • Legislative update
  • Policy series 8000 and 9000
Unfinished business
New business and future agenda items
  • New business
    • Committee for review of Rule #5126
    • Teacher Town Hall scheduled for April 27, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Future agenda items
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership in Excellence Award: Joan Withers, director of instructional programs
  • Resolutions: Month of the Young Child and National Student Leadership Week
  • Students
  • Employees
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
Adjournment
About CCPS

Monday, February 24, 2020

Agenda for Board of Education Work Session, 2/24/20

The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 6 p.m. work session on Monday, Feb. 24 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The work session will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, and broadcast on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12.
The following is an agenda and is subject to change. All agendas are posted on BoardDocs a week prior to Board meetings. To access BoardDocs, visit the school system website at https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/ccpsmd/Board.nsf.
Call to order – 6 p.m.
Public Forum
Work Session
  • Review of policy series 9000
Adjournment

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 2/11/20

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, February 11 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.  Individual names are spelled to the best of my ability.

Executive session – 12 p.m.  
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Maurice J. McDonough High School
Performance by Thomas Stone High School A Cappella group “Thomas Tones”
Superintendent’s update - Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Lukas - Thank you to county commissioners for funding Public Education; Lackey vs North Point basketball game; Skills Competition, Charles County did very well; 7-Up Art Show; St. Charles student led performances
  • Hancock - Thank you to cimmissioners; National Technical Honor Society at Stetham; Night to Shine
  • Brown - CSM graduations; Fresh Start Advisory Committee; Visited Indian Head Elementary to observe "Move the World" Program; Visited Smallwood; STEM fair at Dr. Mudd; MABE Legislative Committee; National Technical Honor Society; MS & HS Jazz Concert; NSBA Equity Symposium; Commissioner Bowling Town Hall in Waldorf; PBS Awards at Matula; Human Trafficking Forum in Annapolis.
  • Battle-Lockhart - Stone Performance was amazing
  • Abell - MABE Board of Directors passed the proposed budget of the committee; APFO Subcommittee continues to meet and included staff from government and upcoming staff from Torn of LaPlata and Indian Head.
  • Wilson - Recruitment Strategy Committee; MABE Professional development, Key Works of School Boards; NSBA Equity Symposium; Scholarship Symposium; Deadline for Scholarships 3/1; Congrats to National Board Certified Teachers
  • McGraw - 1/21 Genereral Asembly of Student Council;  feedback from council on badges; thank you to commissioners on budget meeting; NSBA Equity Symposium outstanding; Scholarship Committee Meeting, 3 new scholarships deadline 3/1.

Education Association of Charles County update - Report
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report
Student Board Member update - Report
Fine and performing arts program update - Report
Project status update - Report

  • IAC sadly reported only $9.7M for projects; did appeal decision and rejected
  • Stoddert information night yesterday on construction was well attended
  • Turner modernazation; students moved out
  • McGraw - TC Martin etc in design phase

FY 2021 operating budget - Report

  • Lukas - fund balance history; no good to use fund balance in operation but we have had to in the past few years.

Legislative update

  • 2600 bills introduced in Annapolis
  • SB1000/HB1300 - Kirwan Bill; Commission recommendations; will be approved in some form
  • SB1/HB1 - Built to Learn Bill; need to study amendments
  • HB1022 - Education Alternative Schools Reporting; Davis is sponsor - students who are in alternative programs and transition back to school.  Opposed by MABE; Similar SB830 was filed but is not currently supported by Ellis.
  • HB1008 - Fixes HB486 from last year that Wilson sponsored- requirement of background checks on all employees, Wilson sponsoring this year
  • SB241- Fixes previous bill to fix sick leave for ALL employees.  Wording currently includes substitute teachers.
Unfinished business - None
New business

  • SY 2020-21 calendar - Report; Calendar
  • change needed to accomodate Tuesday, Nov. 3rd election day and schools being closed for voting.  Add no additional days to current calendar.  Take away one of the four snow days.

Motion to approve the calendar changes by Abell; Second by Lukas

Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Future agenda items - None

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Resolutions:
    • Read Across Charles County: Accepting: Billingsley Elementary School, Anthony Cruz, Grade 1; Kayla Cruz, Grade 3; Melinda Jackowski, reading resource teacher
    • Women's History Month: Accepting: Charles County Commission for Women, Clarissa S. Stroud-Kemp, Chair; Patricia Stine, member
    • Fine and Performing Arts Month: Accepting:  Scott Shuttleworth, instrumental music teacher, Westlake High School; Caroline Metcalfe, art teacher, Indian Head Elementary School; Gabriel Gray, general music teacher, William A. Diggs Elementary School
  • Students
    • Kalah Sauers, senior, Career Readiness, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Principal: Steven Roberts
    • MacKenna Zopelis, Grade 8, Academic Achievement, Milton M. Somers Middle School, Principal: Sandra Taylor
    • Camila Uribe, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Gale-Bailey Elementary School, Principal: Tangela Scales
    • Taylor Carter, Grade 5, Personal Responsibility, Mary H. Matula Elementary School, Principal: Carrie Richardson
    • Leo Abramson, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Principal: Benjamin Harrington
  • Staff
    • Courtney Abell, English teacher, McDonough
    • Brooke Lyon, physical education teacher, Somers
    • Trina Short, kindergarten instructional assistant, Gale-Bailey
    • Amber Smith, special education teacher, Matula
    • Erin Locke, special education teacher, Middleton
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

  • Linda McLaughlin - EACC; Kirwan Commission, casino money, CHarles County got $7M last year.  New funding formula.  Talk to elected officials and support Kirwan Commission blueprint recommendations.
  • Marie Melchor- Project Lead the Way student.  Concerned because they will be receiving a pin instead of award at graduation. Please reconsider
  • Chelsea Perez - Project Lead the Way, unfair tassels taken away and only pins. Please reconsider.
Action items
  • Minutes

Motion to approve the January Executive Session minutes by Abell; Second by Wilson

Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to approve the January Board Meeting minutes by Brown; Second by Abell

Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to approve the January Work Session minutes by Brown; Second by Hancock

Yes = Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Abell

  • Personnel

Motion to approve the personnel by Abell; Second by Wilson

Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

  • FY2021 proposed operating budget

Motion to approve the FY2021 Operating Budget by Lukas; Second by Brown

Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
Adjournment