Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NOTES from Board of Education Meeting, 1/12/10

The Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 12th 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, North Point High School's JROTC unit

Election of Chairman/Vice Chairman

  • Chair Nominations - Wade 4; Wise 3
  • Chair Vote - Wise 4; Wade 3
  • Vice-Chair Nominations - Wade 3; Abell 1; Pedersen 1; Wise 1; Carrington 1
  • Vice-Chair Vote - Wade 5; Wise 1; one blank vote
Chair Official Public Vote-

Pedersen motioned to accept Wise as Chairman; Cook seconded.
Yes=Abell, Bailey, Carrington, Cook, Pedesen No=Wade,
Vice-Chair Official Public Vote
Pedersen motioned to accept Wade asVice-Chairman; Carrington seconded
Yes=Bailey, Carrington, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise Abstain=Abell

Reports of officers/boards/committees

Superintendent's update - Read report

  • Correspondence/Board Member updates - Wise pointed out recent articles on CCPS. Parents magazine on autism. Maryland Independent article on student & teacher cancer survivors at Higdon and the school family support. Carrington enjoyed the choral concert at McDonough

  • Education Association of Charles County update - Read report

  • Student Board Member update - Read report

  • CIP update - Read report; Wineland attended commissioners mee

  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) kindergarten through grade 12 Algebraic Thinking - Awesome demonstration of "Magic Planet"; please see the report and view this portion either online or on television.

  • Budget update - Read report

  • Legislative update - State Budget Review

Unfinished business

  • Pedersen - Finalize What Counts? specifics; Cook says they still need a moderator; Bailey suggested Cecil Marshall

New business

  • Strawberry Hills school site - See report. Abell - confused about this being on the agenda, thought it was decided that we were requesting this in writing and hold off. Wineland stated a letter was sent on 12/8, never forwarded to board. Abell - park has already been placed on the property? not prepared to move forward. Pedersen in ready.
Wade motioned to return the property to the county. Bailey seconded.
Yes=Bailey, Carrington, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise. No=Abell
  • Negotiations
Carrington motioned to accept the Superintendent recommendations for
FY2010. Abell seconded. Yes=All

Future agenda items

  • Abell - Parent@School update
  • Pedersen - hold off on Policy review until March after budget and What Counts.

Recognition - 4:30 p.m.

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Resolutions: African-American History Month; Career and Technical Education Month; and National School Counseling Week.
Public Forum - 6 p.m.

Action items

  • Minutes
Carrington motioned to approve. Cook seconded. Yes=all.
  • Personnel
Cook motioned to approve. Carrington seconded. Yes=all.


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