Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 5/9/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, May 9 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, North Point High School JROTC

Recognition –
student state winners; Yuko Floyd, student chaperone with Bunkyo University; Carlos Saniel, Home Depot general manager; Ken Weikel, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A, Waldorf; and the 2016-17 student liaisons

Superintendent’s update - Superintendents Report 05-09-17.pdf (132 KB)

Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Palko - State Supt visit; congratulate HR on job fair
  • Crawford - Federal Government removes standards for salt; Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why - experts say this show is dangerous for copycat suicides.
  • Kelly - congrats to all Math teams, solos, ensembles; DAR ceremony this weekend
Education Association of Charles County update - 2017-05-09 BOE update.pdf (46 KB)

Student Board Member update

Superintendent’s elementary school redistricting recommendation - Superintendent's recommendation elementary redistricting 2017.pdf (22,695 KB)

  • Dr. Hill recommends Alternative A
Educational facilities master plan - Report Item_package_May32017.pdf (636 KB)

Budget update -

Hiring/recruitment/transfer fair updates

Legislative update

  • HB Sick Leave Bill
  • Protection of whistle blowers in the school system
  • Cap on student testing bills in house and senate
  • HB978 - state accountability bill under ESSA
  • HB1240 - burden of proof bill
  • HB174/SB710 - Special education parent consent for IEP
  • HB425/SB651 - restrict suspensions of K students
  • SB232/HB616 - Policy on student pregnancy and absences
  • SB1060 - opiod abuse and overdose medication in schools
Discipline matrix - 20170508 Discipline Matrix and Student Code of Conduct Review.ppt (859 KB)
Policy 5000 revisions matrix.5000.complete.pdf (282 KB)
Unfinished business
  • Palko - State Adult HS Task Force; new bill passed.
  • McGraw - how we provide bus services, update
  • Lukas - Board will continue with the current bus contractor systems.
New business
  • Palko - MABE resolution committee; are we interested in changing any of the MABE resolutions.   Wants opinions by June 2nd.
Future agenda items
  • Marshall - Update on the status of goals
  • Marshall - case management of special ed
  • Crawford - when presentations come before us, wants to know what is law, policy, comar, etc.
Recognition – 4:15 p.m.
  • Ruth Ann Hall Scholarship awards - 2017 Ruth Ann Hall Champion Student Recognition Winners.pdf (231 KB)
  • Resolution - Washington Post Principal of the Year Awards Program: Accepting: Wilhelmina S. Pugh, Malcolm Elementary School
  • Students -
    • Talore' Forrest, eleventh-grade, Personal Responsibility, Westlake High School, Principal: Michael Meiser
    • Sohail Samar, eighth-grade, Career Readiness, Theodore G. Davis Middle School, Principal: Kimberly McClarin
    • Tiwaloluwa Dapo-Adeyemo, fifth-grade, Academic Achievement, Indian Head Elementary School, Principal: Tim Rosin
    • Natalie Halloran, fifth-grade, Personal Responsibility, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, Principal: William Miller
    • Christal Hardy, third-grade, Personal Responsibility, F.B. Gwynn Center, Principal: Daphne Burns
  • Employees
    • Megan Parsons, mathematics teacher, Davis
    • Rhonda Slater, fifth-grade teacher, Indian Head
    • Steven Timmermann, physical education teacher, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy
    • Amy Adams, special education teacher, Gwynn Center
    • Jackson Long, theater arts teacher, Westlake High School: Principal: Michael Meiser
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Tasha Shavins - rule that children are not allowed to give out birthday cards to classmates.  Has three children with autism.  Wants an exception for children with special needs.
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/4/17 by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/24/17 by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/25/17 by Abell; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Marshall, McGraw, Palko; Abstain = Lukas, Kelly

  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • 2018-19 school calendar
Motion to accept the 2018-2019 School Calendar by Palko; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • FY 2017 Intercategory budget transfer request
Motion to accept the Intercategory budget transfer by Abell; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko


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