Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 9/9/14

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 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 – Westlake High School
Superintendent’s update to the Board - See report

Correspondence/board member updates
  • Bowie - timely notice for PK families regarding notification process; calendar - 2 hour early dismissal days, reevaluation; Common Core math challenge the board to take the math sheets.
  • Pedersen - Hunger in the county is an issue; Tri-County Food Pantry.
  • Lukas - 5K race at Thomas Stone; St. Charles High School Saturday night fascinating.
Education Association of Charles County update - See Report

Student board member’s update - See report

Oral Update on Opening of schools
  • 5 new Principals; 8 new Vice Principals
  • New vaccine requirements; health department providing

Oral Update on Summer School
  • 92 Middle School; 409 High School; 614 credits; 31 different classes;
  • Financial Literacy

Visitor Mangement System - See report
  • New Security Sign-In Procedure

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) update - See report
  • Pedersen - Relocateables at Somers?
  • Abell - Update relocateables on report
  • Abell - need for Feasibility Study

FY 2014 Comprehensive Maintenance Plan - See report

Instruction Update Computer Science - See report
  • Coding K-12
Unfinished business

New business

Future agenda items

Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Ron Wade - Athletic Eligibility proposal.  Concerned about the "F" especially for AP students.

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

  • FY 2015 CIP state and local CIP program
Motion to accept the CIP Lukas; Second by Cook
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • CIP Amendment
Motion to accept the CIP Amendment Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • Policies 5161.1
Motion to accept Policy 5161.1 Cook; Second by Pedersen

Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • Academic eligibility grade-point average
Motion to accept the Academic Eligibility GPA Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes = Abell, Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise
  • Recurring resolutions: American Education Week; American Freedom Week; African-American History Month; Career and Technology Education Month; Gifted and Talented 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; Employees Retirement; and Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.
Motion to accept the Recurring Resolutions Cook; Second by Pedersen
Yes = Bowie, Cook, Lukas, Pedersen, Wise; Abstain = Abell

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