Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Notes - Board of Education Meeting, 12/8/09

The Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 8th will be re-broadcast on Channel 96 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, La Plata High School's JROTC unit

Superintendent's update to the Board - Cunningham read written report

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Correspondence/Board member updates - various board members commented on events they have attended in the past month including Stone Senior Interviews, FEA Conference, and Robotics

  • Education Association of Charles County update - Ms. Brown read the written report

  • Student Board member update - Mr. Grusholt read the written report

  • CIP update - see written report; Hand sanitizers in every elementary school home room, in numerous locations in middle and high schools; 265 "educational cottages'

  • Charles County library, CCPS resources for students and parents - See power point presentation. Great media resources available on the ccboe.com web-site (click on Library Media Resources in the center). Students MUST obtain a username and password from their school media specialist.

  • Legislative update - nothing new...budget cuts, shortfall in teacher pension funding by $189,000...the sky is falling, the sky is falling
Unfinished Business
  • Pedersen - What Counts in Education Roundtable Discussion - February 18, 2010, 6:30 pm at Westlake. Need all board members to submit 25-30 names of possible attendees. (Let me know if you're interested)

New business and future agenda items

  • Abell - Review of policy and procedures for early entrance into kindergarten
  • Pedersen - Presentation on diversity

Recognition- 4:30 p.m.

  • Students - James Nichols, Merwan Mourtaj, Harrison Palmer, Jacob Veazey
  • Staff - Janice McGeehan, Rebecca Irwin, Tina Francis, John Lush
  • Maryland Middle School Counselor of the Year - Mattawoman Middle School

Public Forum  6 p.m.

  • No one present

Action items

  • Minutes 11/10/09 & 11/30/09 - Passed unanimously
  • Personnel - Passed unanimously


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