Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 3/12/13

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, March 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, Henry E. Lackey High School's JROTC unit
Superintendent's update Reports of officers/boards/committees - See Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates -(computer difficulties prevented me from getting all of this section)
Education Association of Charles County update - See report
Student Board Member update - See report
Student Services update - See report
CIP update - See report
Telepresence - Fabulous...see report
Policy #6000 - See report for suggested changes
Sadlier Grammar Workshop and SpringBoard reading and mathematics - See report
School year 2014-15 calendar - principal, teacher and parents surveyed wished to move the January semester break as suggested last month but moved to keep the in-service date February as is.
Legislative update
  • HB229 - alter the formula for county wealth which would determine how much state funding we would receive
  • HB103 - require design documents to include solar technology
  • HB139 - each public body to have one member receive online training on open meetings act
  • HB??? - increase penalty per person on open meetings act violations
  • HB833/SB 740 - College Readiness and Completion Act; mandate a college prep class into the curriculum....national push.....major discussion and heartburn over this bill ensued
Revision of student transfer rule #5126 - see report
Unfinished business - None
New business - None

Future Agenda items
  • Cell Phone Policy; staff has made revisions to the rules
Recognition - 4:30 p.m.

  • Students - Keara Woodland, 5th grade Personal Responsibility, William Diggs Elementary School, Principal: Sandra Taylor; Kritchanan Yampai, 5th grade, Academic Achievement, JP Ryon Elementary School, Principal: Robert Opiekun; Cayla Riddick, 8th grade, Academic Achievement, General Smallwood Middle School, Principal: Kathy Perriello; Rickee White, 12th grade, Career Readiness, Thomas Stone High School, Principal: Michael Meiser
  • Employee - Sarah Milman, kindergarten teacher, Diggs; Alexis Howell, teacher, Ryon; Van Conner, pupil personnel worker, Smallwood; Cynthia Harrison, pupil personnel worker, Stone
  • Resolutions: Month of the Young Child and National Student Leadership Week
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Marshall Oliver - Consider allowing families that are slotted for redistricting be permitted to enroll in new school prior to Aug 2014
  •  Ms. Marki  - Berry Elementary- scheduling of special classes; 6 day rotation of art, music, and gym, one teacher to 900 students; volunteering for unpaid position with 2 other parents
  • Andrea Anderson - Berry Elementary - read goals of CCPS; wants an answer to petition sent.

Action items
  • Minutes Executive Session 2/12/13
Motion to accept by Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise Absent=Lukas

  • Minutes Regular Session 2/12/13
Motion to accept by Pedersen; Second by Cook
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise Absent=Lukas
  • Minutes Joint Commissioner Meeting 3/5/13
Motion to accept by Pedersen; Second by Cook
Yes = Abell, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise Absent=Lukas; Abstain=Bowie
  • Personnel
Motion to accept by Pedersen; Second by Cook
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise Absent=Lukas

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