Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 1/8/13

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, January 8 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, Thomas Stone High School JROTC

Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman Reports of officers/board/committees

    Nomination of  Roberta Wise for Chair by Cook; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Absent  = Bowie
    Nomination of Maura Cook for Vice-Chair by Wise; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Absent = Bowie
Superintendent Update - on safety; see report

Correspondence/Board member updates
  • Wise - read letter from Copiague Public School System thanking CCPS for our donation.
  • Wise - March 5 is Legislative Day in Annapolis
  • Redistricting Hearing - April 22 at North Point High School at 6:30 p.m.
  • Redistricing Hearing - April 23 at LaPlata High SChool at 6:30 p.m.
Education Association of Charles County update - see report

Student Board member update - see report

Fall athletics - see report; discussion on grade point averages and football players

CIP update - see report

Special education: Unified Sports program - see report

FY 2014 proposed operating budget - SEE REPORT
  • state wants counties to fully fund teacher pension by 2016
  • school security upgrades $2.0M
  • School resource officers $600,000
Teacher and principal evaluations

Legislative Update
  • Policy #3514 – Green product cleaning supplies - See Report
Unfinished business - None

New business
  • Land Transfer to Waldorf Volunteer Fire Dept. (revised) - mathematical error
Motion to accept the change in acreage Cook; Second by Lukas
Yes=Abell, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Absent-Bowie

Future agenda items - None

Recognition - 4:30 p.m.
  • Students - Krisha Melchor, 5th grade, Personal Responsibility, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School, Principal: Linda Gill; Elizabeth Wash, 5th grade, Academic Achievement, William B. Wade Elementary School, Principal: Virginia McGraw; Adriana Imes, 5th grade, Career Readiness, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School, Principal: Robert Opiekun; Connor Smith, 8th grade, Academic Achievement, Matthew Henson Middle School, Principal: Sonia Jones; Jaden Rose, Adult Independence student, Academic Achievement, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, Principal: Thomas Weirich
  • Staff - Dean Lawless, school counselor, Jenifer; Lisa Campbell, secretary, Mudd; Dawn Grenwaldt, kindergarten instructional assistant, Wade; Alfreda Johnson, secretary to the principal, Henson; Debra Koepper, secretary, Stethem
  • Resolutions: African American History Month: Accepting: Thomas Stone's W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society: Pamela Jackson, School Counselor (Sponsor); Dale Lamberth, Job Placement Coordinator (Lead Sponsor); Kiana Pitts, W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society President, 12th Grade; and Students Targeting Academic Success with Rigor (STARS) Program: Kathleen Jenkins, High School Research Teacher and STARS Advocate; Jae’la Reese, 9th Grade STARS Student; Gifted and Talented Education Month: Accepting: Michael Gill, Grade 6, Milton Somers Middle School;Cayla Riddick, Grade 8, General Smallwood Middle School;James Wash, Grade 8, Theodore Davis Middle School;Eric Wood, Grade 5, J.C. Parks Elementary School; Career and Technical Education Month: Accepting: Jasper Wilson, Acting CTE Coordinator; National School Counseling Week:
Public Forum - 6 p.m.
  • Victoria Kelly - Matula PTO President, school safety concerns; ideas to implement...magnetic-buzzer locks, drivers license checks for visitor checkins, locks on classroom doors, background checks for all volunteers.
  • Chris Thompson - Matula concerned parent and member of PTO; trailers used as classrooms.  Contractor gained access to 4 schools unauthorized in the last week.  wants board to be pro-active in addressing security throughout the school system.  wants to know the outcome of the safety audit conducted at Matula.
  • Steven Dye - same as previous speakers and addressed earlier this evening in the board meeting.
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the minutes by Abell; Second by Wade
Yes = Abell, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise; Absent = Bowie

  • Personnel

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


Public hearing on proposed FY 2014 operating budget
  • Liz Brown - Please approve the budget

Thursday, January 03, 2013

REMINDER: Board of Education Meeting, January 8, 2013

The Board of Education's next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week. All televised Board meetings are also streamed live on the school system website at http://www2.ccboe.com/boe/live/.

Executive session - 12 p.m. Call to order - 1 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, Thomas Stone High School JROTC Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman Reports of officers/board/committees

  • Correspondence/Board member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • Student Board member update
  • Fall athletics
  • CIP update
  • Special education: Unified Sports program
  • FY 2014 proposed operating budget
  • Teacher and principal evaluations
  • Policy #3514 – Green product cleaning supplies
Unfinished business
 New business and future agenda items
  • New business
  • Future agenda items
Recognition - 4:30 p.m.
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Resolutions: African-American History Month, Career and Technology Education Month; National School Counseling Week; and Gifted and Talented Education Month
Public Forum - 6 p.m.

Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • Waldorf Fire Department land transfer

Public hearing on proposed FY 2014 operating budget