Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Notes from the Board of Education Meeting, 4/5/11

The Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 5th 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, Westlake High School's JROTC unit

Recognition - La Plata High School, 3A/4A state wrestling champions, and Unified Sports Bocce ball champions; North Point High School, 4A state boys' basketball champions

Superintendent's update - Read report

Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Cook - attended Blue Ribbon Committee on Diversity
  • Wade - Kudos to the atheletes that came before us today
  • Wise - MABE is looking for people to run for Board of Directors
  • Pedersen - Educational Showcase - kudos to Westlake HS presentation
  • Bowie - thank you to Ms. Estep and the schools, staff and students for an excellent educational showcase
  • Pedersen - EXTRA article on Algebra II
  • Richmond - students art projects to be placed on the shuttle
Education Association of Charles County update - Read report

Student Board Member update - Read report

Deputy Superintendent - Discipline procedures report will be coming next month

Concussion procedures - Phylis Reinard

  • CDC guidelines have been updated.; see report for procedures
CIP update - see report

Students Targeting Academic Rigor with Success (STARS) program
  • See report
  • Discussion
SpringBoard English language arts -See report

School calendar 2012-2013 - See report

Budget update
  • retirement system not passed down yet
  • waiver for maintenance of effort not filed by county
  • See report
Legislative update - See report

Unfinished business
  • Pedersen - Goals meeting
  • Wise - after budget
New business - None
Future agenda items
  • Abell - report on students attending schools out of zone; especially those that receive legitimate waivers.
Recognition - 4:30 p.m
  • Students - Brianna Morris Indian Head Elementary; Hayley Tanner, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary; Emma Morgan, JC Parks Elementary; Mary Kate Cooper, Wade Elementary, Kathryn Newsome, Davis Elementary
  • Employees - Diane Laco, pre-kindergarten teacher, William B. Wade Elementary School; Kathleen Adkisson, instructional specialist, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Deanna Wheeler, science teacher, J. C. Parks Elementary School; Patricia Gray, mathematics teacher, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; Randell Braithwaite, mathematics teacher, Westlake High School; Jaime Wright, physical education teacher, Indian Head Elementary School
  • Resolutions: Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sports Week; Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award; and Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader Award
Public Forum - 6 p.m.

Action items

  • Minutes
  • Motion to accept the board minutes by Cook; Second by Pedersen
    Yes = Unanimous
    Motion to accept executive minutes by Cook; Second by Pedersen
    Yes = Unanimous

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