Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Notes from Board of Education Meeting 12/11/12

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 11 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

Superintendent's update to the Board - See Report

Correspondence/Board member updates

  • Wade - 6th Annual Military Ball
  • Bowie - New Library opening
  • Bowie - possiblity of extending winter break to two full weeks.
  • Pedersen - impressed with Senior Portfolio Interviews
  • Wise - EACC Legislative Meeting
  • Lukas - All County Band; It's Academic; Somers, Rachels Challenge
Education Association of Charles County update - see report

Student Board member update - See report

Student transfers - See statistics and reports.
  • My personal assessment - seems as though new policy is working for general residents, but i still would like to see employees out-of-zone transfers reduced and out of county tuition paid. 
  • Residency Investigation - at North Point and LaPlata, see report.
CIP update  - see report; received rebate check from SMECO

Transportation - Very in depth; detailed report.  Must Read.

Policy #3514 – Green product cleaning supplies - see recommendation

Unfinished business
  • Wade - concerned with empty homes around the county
New business
  • Pedersen - Get on the Commissioners agenda to discuss new schools at the elementary and middle school
  • Azeezat - eReaders and tablets in the classroom
Future agenda items

Recognition- 4:30 p.m.
  • Students  - Jamia Hicks, 5th grade, Personal Responsibility, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, Principal: Amy Hollstein; Maurice Anderson, 5th grade, Career Readiness, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, Principal: Kathleen Morgan; Elizabeth Daniel, 5th grade, Academic Achievement, T.C. Martin Elementary School, Principal: Gregory Miller; Gabriel Cleveland, 8th grade, Academic Achievement, John Hanson Middle School, Principal: Kathy-Lynn Kiessling; Adriana Freiling, 12th grade, Academic Achievement, Henry E. Lackey High School, Principal: James Short
  • Staff - Valerie Austin, reading recovery teacher, Barnhart; Thomas Smallwood, building service assistant manager, Brown; Mollie McCauley, kindergarten teacher, Martin; Sandra Ginyard, secretary, Hanson; Juin Lai, media instructional assistant, Lackey
Public Forum- 6 p.m.

Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the  Minutes by Wade; Second by Pedersen
Yes=Abell, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Abstain=Bowie; Absent=Cook

  • Personnel

Motion to accept Personnel by Lukas; Second by Pedersen
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Absent=Cook

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