Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Notes from Board of Education, 8/12/14

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 12 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at . 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 – 10 a.m.

Call to order – 12 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance

Superintendent’s update - See report

Correspondence/Board member updates

  • Wise - St. Charles HS, science on a sphere, amazing and WOW
Education Association of Charles County update - See Report

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Also wowed by the opening of St. Charles HS
  • Kudos to building service personnel
Student Board Member update - See Report

Athletic eligibility GPA for 2015-16 school year - See Report
  • eligibility information will be included on report cards
  • Also will be enforced for ALL extra-curricular activities
Summer meals program
  • 2013= 6,800 meals     2014 = 15,000 meals   123%
  • Attributed to early start in planning, hot meals at stationary sites, consolidated mobile sites and moved to lunch friendly times, improved marketing and publicity to target groups.
CCPS on the Go & Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program update - See Report
  • Rollout to community on October 1 with 7 sections
  • December - survey 4 parents for needs to increase sections.
CIP update - See Report

Lifelong Learning Center update

FY 2015 CIP state and local CIP program - See Report

Summer overview
  • revised and change writing curriculum
  • new keyboarding program for all elementary
Policy 5161.1 - See Report

Recurring resolutions: American Education Week; American Freedom Week; African-American History Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; Career and Technology Education Month; National School Counseling Week; Read Across America; Women’s History Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Month of the Young Child; National Student Leadership Week; Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sport Week; Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader; Charles County Teacher of the Year; Employee’s Retirement; and Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

Unfinished business
  • Revisit board goals and objectives
  • Prepare and revise new board member handbook
  • Prepare Superintendents Goals and evaluation
New business - Part-time daily and hourly wage rate

Motion to accept the Minutes by Pedersen; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise  Absent = Bowie, Cook
Future agenda items
  • Lukas - GWWO facility meeting; wants to revisit some of our budget cuts. 
  • Balides - recommendation is to wait until October after enrollments news.
Public Forum – 3:30 p.m. 

Action items   
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes by Pedersen; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise  Absent = Bowie, Cook
  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise  Absent = Bowie, Cook


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