Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 8/11/15

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 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 – 11 a.m.

Call to order – 12 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

Negotiated contract signing

Superintendent’s update  Superintendent�s Report 8-11-15.pdf (11 KB)

Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Crawford  - Palko and him toured St. Charles HS this morning.  Impressed.
  • Crawford - VFW Honors America's teachers
  • Kelly - This Week is tax free.  Go shop
  • Abell - Andrews Air Force Base, 9/18 visit
Education Association of Charles County update - 2015 08 11 EACC update pdf.pdf (37 KB)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update

Student Board Member update - August SMOB Report.pdf (28 KB)

Alternative Education Committee update - Alternative Education Committee Report to Board Final.(3).pdf (1,696 KB)
  • True Alternative Education, not just discipline, Opt in or request in
Summer meals and breakfast program
  • Lunch on Us - Summer meal program, 14 sites, hot meals
  • 13,424 meals to children and 1,327 to adults
  • 3,734 were cold meals; remainder was hot meals
Project status update
FY 2016 CIP state and local program - BdAgendaReport FY 2017 CIP.pdf (996 KB)

Social media policy - Social media policy August 2015.pdf (16 KB)
  • Abell - questioned some wording regarding prohibiting staff and student interaction; will be addressed in rules
  • Abell - questioned about Cyberbullying; again will be addressed in rules
  • Abell - Can we get proposed rules along with the policy prior to passing
  • Kelly  what will be relaying or communicating via social media; just another tool in the toolbox
  • Kelly - can we legally prohibit a staff from saying something on their personal page?
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
  • Hill  - PAC with Board will be October 27th at Starkey at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hill - Teacher Rep to Meet with Board at St. Charles/Starkey November 17th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Hill - Town Hall Meeting at St. Charles High School in the evening on September 28th
  • Palko - students worked on PT305 video; Dr. Hill will check
New business -
  • Hill - Dr. Mudd community forum regarding renovations proposed; October 14th at 6:30 p.m.; March 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Future agenda items - None

Public Forum – 3:30 p.m. - None

Action items
  • Minutes - Palko made an administrative correction
Motion to accept the Minutes by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Lukas
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko


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