Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 8/14/12

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 14 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 – 9 a.m.

Call to order – 11 a.m. -
Pledge of Allegiance

Superintendent's update - See Report

Correspondence/Board member updates

  • Wise - MABE committee member requests
Education Association of Charles County update - See Report

Student Board Member update - See Report

Opening of schools, athletics update - See Report
  • Impact testing for athletes.  Computerized test at start of year gives a baseline.  Students will take the test again after an impact/injury.  Will tell doctors whether a students is fully recovered and if they can return to play.
  • All coaches required to take a test and have an emergency plan in place
  • Cook - impressed with information given on sports night for her son.
CIP update  - See report
  • Richmond - why does it cost $200,000 to hook up three schools
  • Wise - letter from the board
FY 2014 CIP state and local CIP program - See Report

Redistricting policies - See Report
  • Wise - issue with 'desireability to limit the movement of a high school student after initial enrollment
  • Abell - change 'limiting' to 'minimizing' in both sentences
  • Cook - against having a board member select a person to the committee
  • Abell - change wording back to original just with more explanantion about pool of applicants and random drawing
Change of gifted education policy - See Report (Policy 6411.1)
  • recommended changes to align county policy with revised state (COMAR) policy
Staffing update

Recurring resolutions: American Education Week; American Freedom Week; African-American History Month; Career and Technical Education Month; National School Counseling Week; Read Across America; Women's History Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Month of the Young Child; National Student Leadership Week; Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sport Week; Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader; Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award; Charles County Teacher of the Year; and Employees' Retirement

Unfinished business
  • Pedersen - any follow-up on a date to meet with the commisioners
  • Wise - new policy in place; we cannot call and request a meeting, have to log online and submit a request; process didn't work; printed and snail mailed.
New business - None
Future agenda items - None
  • Wise - Study on high school start times; still working on it
  • Bowie - Common core and the waiver and the affect on us; staff working on it
  • Pedersen - Safety report form Sheriff Coffey; October meeting
Public Forum – 3:30 p.m. - None

Action items
  • Minutes
Abell requests to hold the Exective Session Minutes
until the next meeting since we never received a copy.

Motion to accept the Minutes from 6/14/12 by Lukas; Second by Pedersen
Yes = All

Motion to accept the Minutes from 8/6/12 by Cook; Second by Bowie
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Wade, Wise; Abstain = Pedersen

  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Pedersen
Yes = All

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