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

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