Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, May 13 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 – 11:30 a.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Henry E. Lackey High School JROTC

Recognition of 2013-14 student liaisons

Superintendent’s update

Correspondance/Board Member updates
  • Pedersen - Safety in Schools; Resource officers presentation
  • Bowie - Conference sessions on immigration, smart snacks in school, music in elementary schools; Summer Library Reading Program
  • Lukas -Financial Literay Course over the summer; Conference sessions
  • Wise - Elementary math challenge; AP Pep Rally at Westlake; Somers Recognition
Education Association of Charles County update
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Commissioners public forum, helping Lifestyles, support staff helps the teachers - hopes the newly elected board members believes as the current board does, it takes ALL to make the system work.  Steps need to be given.
Student Board Member update
 CIP update
 GWWO school survey presentation
Digital radio updateProject Graduation
Educational Facilities Master Plan
Principal evaluations

 Advanced Placement test
  • AP_Proposal.pdf (265 KB)
  • students will pay for all AP test, which are now optional but if passing grade is received (3 or better), CCPS will reimburse full amount
  • students in need of financial assistance will still be assisted
Legislative update
  • HB209/SB203 - increase board salary; passed
  • HB1167/SB - (couldn't get)
  • HB1164/SB674 - establishes work group college and career standards
  • HB265 - how to approve student achievement in middle school; come back in December
  • HB198/SB779 - Burden of proof bills did not pass
  • HB1181/SB1166 - Sunset Labor Relations Board
  • HB812 - requires defibrillators in middle schools
  • HB??? - CPR and defribillator instruction in middle schools
  • HB1332 - Task Force to study sports injuries of females
  • HB883 - Task Force to study Safe and Healthy School Hours
Board policies on nondiscrimination
Unfinished business - none

New business - none
Future agenda items
  • Lukas - Review of Policy 5126

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Resolutions: Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award – Kristin Shields, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • Board policy on student discipline

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