Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Notes from Board of Education Meeting 6/12/12

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, June 12 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
  • Swearing-in of new Student Board member
Superintendent's update - See update
Correspondence/Board member updates
  • Wade - Picnic Building Service Workers
  • Bowie - Graduate congratulations; Thank you to teachers & staff; Library in Waldorf opening
  • Pedersen - Congratulations to graduates
  • Lukas - Thank you to all who support Project Graduation
Education Association of Charles County update

Student Board Member update - See report

Adult Independence Program staff recognition
  • Wise - & Cook attended the AIP graduation.  Largest class in history (16)
  • Cook - Spoke of how moving the program was and has attended it for many years.  Thank you to staff
CIP update - See report

JROTC - See report

LifeStyles of Charles County - See report; summer meals; bring children to the meals

Budget update - Governor's proposals on budget and county retirement obligations.  On target to reach fund balance.  Funding OPEB is still an issue.

Breakfast participation program - See report; grab & go breakfast; second chance breakfast

Unfinished business - None

New business - None

Future agenda items
  • Abell - Research high school start times and see if delaying them based on teenage sleep studies and study habits would be more beneficial to our students
Recognition - 4:30 p.m.
  • Students - Hunter Youngblood, 7th grade, Piccowaxen Middle School, first place winner in Major League Baseball's Breaking Barriers essay contest
  • Outstanding vice principal award - Caroline Timmons, Vice Principal: T.C. Martin Elementary School
  • Outstanding support staff awards - Donald "Bruce" Elliott, food service manager, Westlake High School; LaVerne Hicks, special education instructional assistant, Berry Elementary School; Michael Mickey, network engineer, Jessie L. Starkey Administration Building; Hubert Robey, HVAC mechanic II, Radio Station Road Annex; Connie Bannister, secretary, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School
  • Resolution – Charles County Teacher of the Year – Kerrie Seberg, third-grade teacher, William A. Diggs Elementary School
  • Employee retirement resolution
Reappointment of Eric Schwartz

Motion to accept the reappointment by Cook; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
Public Forum – 6 p.m.  - None
Action items
  • Minutes
  • Motion to accept Minutes by Cook; Second by Pedersen
    Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
  • Personnel
  • Motion to accept Personnel by Pedersen; Second by Wade
    Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
  • Educational facilities master plan
  • Motion to accept Educational Facilities Master Plan by Cook; Second by Pedersen
    Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise

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