Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Notes from the Board of Education Meeting, 12/14/10

The Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 14th 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 - 11:30 a.m.

Call to order - 1 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance, Maurice J. McDonough High School's JROTC unit

Maurice J. McDonough High School Football Team - Class 2A State Champions

Superintendent's update to the Board - Read report

Correspondence/board member updates -

  • Wise - Senior Portfolios; Military Ball
  • Pedersen - All County Band & Strings, Senior Portfolios; It's Academic
  • Abell - Rachel's Challenge at Somers...would like to see implemented at all schools
Education Association of Charles County update - Read Update

Student board member update - Read Update

New student advisor update - Mr. Gary Winsett, Social Studies, Thomas Stone High School

CIP update - Read update
  • Appeal to IAC on Dec 3; Will be appealing before the Governor on certain issues
  • 265 Total Portable Classrooms in the system
St. Charles High School redistricting timeline - See report for timeline

Navy housing
  • Land on Radio Station Road where Matula, LaPata, Annex, etc....135 acres has been deeded to us by the Navy since it has been used for educational purposes for over 30 years.  Need to go after the broken down houses on the sharp turn on Radio Station Road.  Advised Dept of Education we are interested.  Must show educational use within 12 months
Solar energy concepts - hopefully move to whole system in the near future

Student exchange process, English Language Learners (ELL) intake process/handbook - See update

Budget update - See update

Board policy 4610 amendment - See update

Legislative update - See update

Board farewell reception - Oasis Café, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Recognition - 4:30 p.m.
  • Students
  • Employees
Unfinished business - None

New business and future agenda items - None

Public Forum - 6 p.m. - None

Action Items
  • Minutes
  • Motion by Pedersen; Second by Cook
  • Personnel
  • Motion by Pedersen; Second by Cook
  • 2011 Legislative issues packet
  • Motion by Bailey; Second by Pedersen

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