Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 3/11/14

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

Superintendent’s update

Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Bowie - attended cluster recognition ceremony and Bunkyo Syanora party
  • Lukas - County Chess tournament
  • Cook - Spelling Bee; Years of Service; Science Fair
  • Wise - 4.0 Students Assembly
  • Pedersen - Annapolis Middleton Spoken Wheel fresh produce FARMS students
Education Association of Charles County update
Student Board Member update
School Administration Update - Charles County's bring-your-own devices pilot program
CIP update
Fine and performing arts opportunities for students
Ninth-grade Earth science textbook
Middle school health textbooks
  • HealthTextBooks_infoItem.pdf (13 KB)
  • 8 separate workbooks; will they hold up
  • not proposing purchase as of yet; not sure of complete alignment with common core
  • Health curriculum update - gaps will be updated in the 14-15 school year.

High school government textbook
 2015-16 school calendar
Board policy on student discipline
Legislative update
  • HB300 - Alcohol beverage license in Charles County - bill has passed out of committee in the house and moving to senate
  • SB332 - grants for local boards to expand PK programs - Gov has already put money in budget. Senate has passed and moved to house; not facilities just teachers; not recurring funds
  • SB203/HB209 - Board of Education Salary in Charles County has passed in both committees and going to other houses. expected to pass and go to Gov.
  • SB779/HB1198 - Burden of Proof Special Education - being watched
  • HB571 - increase # of school counselors & require boe to have a plan; passed in house moving to senate
  • SB204 - increase prevailing wage law (increase 2015 CIP); watching, send a letter to delegation
 Unfinished business - None

Future agenda items
  • Wise - Athletic GPA scores
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Students - Elizabeth Gerstman, 5th grade, Career Readiness, William A. Diggs Elementary School; Mya Carter, 5th grade, Academic Achievement, J.P. Ryon Elementary School; Michael McPhereson, 8th grade, Personal Responsibility, John Hanson Middle School; Andrew Wright, 8th grade, Personal Responsibility, General Smallwood Middle School; Kaitlyn Crook, 12th grade, Academic Achievement, Thomas Stone High School
  • Staff - Leigha M. Phelivan, art teacher, Ryon; Michael E. Hoffman, teacher, Diggs; Jason P. Mackey, administrative assistant, Smallwood; Charlotte M. Kelton, reading instructional assistant, Hanson; Karen A. Elliot, instructional assistant, Stone
  • Resolutions: Month of the Young Child and National Student Leadership Week
Public Forum – 6 p.m. - none

Action items
  • Personnel
Motion to accept the personnel by Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the minutes from 2/11/14 by Pedersen; Second by Cook
Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
    Motion to accept the minutes from 2/24/14 by Pedersen; Second by Lukas
    Yes=Abell, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise; Absent = Cook, Bowie

  • Technology Upgrades
  • Motion to accept the technology upgrades by Cook; Second by Pedersen
    Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • Intercategory Transfers
  • Motion to accept the transfers by Pedersen; Second by Abell
    Yes=Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise

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