Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NOTES: Board Meeting, 2/10/09

The Board Meeting Tuesday, February 10th will be re-broadcast on Channel 96 on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Fridays at 9 a.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. . 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.


  • See report
  • inclement weather school closings
  • Up 4 the Challenge w/Joe Krebs Ch. 4 @ Westlake


  • Cook & Pedersen presented at PAC meeting regarding What Counts?
  • Carrington - Stones JROTC dining in event


  • teacher funding
  • NEA's position
  • Participation in Gov. survey called Tell.


  • >100 students from Charles County participated in legislative session
  • planning for senior prom


  • Tell Program from Governor


  • Barnhart - FDK additin - 5 months ahead of schedule
  • G. Bailey - FDK addition - Complete 6/09
  • T.C. Martin - FDK addition - Complete 6/09
  • Redistricting committee will be presenting recommendations next month
  • Abell - clarification on what is being redistricted
  • NP & Davis new sites and developments with no children or houses
  • Bailey - stimulus package - board is not taking a position


  • 2011 - 2012 Calendar; requesting input via web-site, parent groups, etc.
  • about to send out letters of intention


  • Gov. proposed budget not good for public education, about 1.8M less


  • Carrington - financial literacy
  • Wise - Bill passed Senate, in House


Motion by Wise to renew Superintendent's contract. Second by Pedersen. Vote was unanimous.

  • Abell asked for the motion for the minutes to be divided since she was not in attendance for the Friday, February 6th conference call

Motion by Wise to approve the minutes from 1/13/09 and 1/26 09. Seconded by Carrington. Vote was unanimous.

Motion by Wise to approve the minutes from the February 6th conference call. Seconded by Cook. Vote was all to approve; Abell abstained.

Motion by Wise to approve Personnel. Second by Pedersen. Vote was unanimous.

Motion by Bailey to approve the Health Curriculum. Second by Carrington. Bailey motioned to amend the motion to include specific changes that he distributed to board members. No second. Amendment failed. Vote was unanimous to approve original motion.

Motion by Abell to approve the Superintendent's proposed FY 2010 Budget. Second by Cook.

  • Abell - How much does it cost to fund a salary step/level increase for both bargaining units?
  • Balides - $4.1M
  • Cook - If we were to ask for funding for a step increase, how much would that increase our total request for County funding?
  • Balides - $9,460,500
  • Abell - What would the total FY2010 budget request?
  • $308,737,000

Cook motioned to amend the motion to add the cost of the salary step and level. Second by Wise. Vote was unanimous for the amendment.

Vote was unanimous for the original motion.

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