Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 5/14/13

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, May 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 – 12 p.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, JROTC, Maurice J. McDonough High School

Recognition of student liaisons

Recognition of student athletes - state champions

Superintendent’s update - see report

Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Bowie - Thanks to Dr. Lowrey for visiting with us; thakns to Principal Snow for presentations on Ramnation and Ms. Mazzeo's presentation, impressed with McDonough; thank you to parents coming to redistricting meetings.
  • Cook - attended All County Band, very talented
  • Wise - Wade has been selected as the honoree at the Salute to Excellence Luncheon for the new Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Wade - MABE updates given to board members; NSBA conference in San Diego
  • Pedersen - APFO subcommittee invited to a Henson MS tour; Thank you to board members and parents who also attend the APFO subcommittee; East & West Choral Performances
  • Abell - APFO Subcommittee next meeting is changed to tomorrow night at 6:00 pm open to the public; NSBA Conference, catalog available to board members and session summaries available on blog site.
  • Wise - Kiwanis Tri-County Dinner; Builders Club is impressive, thank you to the Kiwanis Club.
Education Association of Charles County update - see report
  • Wise - Thank you to EACC for speaking at the commissioners budget hearing
  • Abell - Thank you to EACC for attending the APFO Subcommittee meeting, it was nice to see the supporting faces
Student Board Member update - see report

CIP update - see report

Educational facilities master plan - see report

Superintendent’s redistricting recommendation - see report; recommends Alternative B with modification for Block 3750

Common Core curriculum - see report; lots of great information and changes in curriculum

Unfinished business - none

New business
  • Transfer of Pinefield unusable school sites to county government
Motion to transfer back to county by Pedersen; Second by Wade
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
Future agenda items - none

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Students - Jake Burgess, 5th grade, Career Readiness, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, Principal: Verniece Rory; Taylor Charity, 5th grade, Personal Responsibility, Mary B. Neal Elementary School, Principal: Carol Leveillee; Joseph Perriello, 8th grade, Academic Achievement, Mattawoman Middle School, Principal: Douglass Dolan; Christian Jones, 12th grade, Academic Achievement, North Point High School, Acting Principal: Michael Simms
  • Employees  - Pamela Wilhelm, technology facillitator, Mitchell; Catherine Curtis, instructional assistant, Neal; Patricia Changcoco, mathematic teacher, Mattawoman; Jill Bodamer, health occupations teacher, North Point
  • ResolutionWashington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership award – Kimberly Hill
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the minutes by Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
Absent = Lukas
  • Personnel
Motion to accept the personnel by Wade; Second by Abell
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
Abstain = Cook
Absent = Lukas
  • Policy 6000
Motion to accept Policy 6000 by Pedersen; Second by Wade
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
Absent = Lukas
  • Sadlier grammar workshop and SpringBoard reading and mathematics
Motion to accept Sadlier grammar workshop and Springboard reading and mathematics
by Pedersen; Second by Bowie
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wade, Wise

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