Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 12/12/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 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 – Thomas Stone High School
Superintendent’s update to the Board - Report
Correspondence/board member updates 

Education Association of Charles County update - Report

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update - Report

Student Board member’s update - Report

Eligibility/discipline component - Oral Report (Holstein, Benson, Gill)
  • Policy discussions took place with principals, teachers, athletic directors and councils, parents and students.  Presented at PAC and SAC.
  • Discipline component addition - overwhelmingly all groups disagreed with adding this component.  Extracurricular activities is a positive influence.
  • Recommendations for consideration
    • change wording on absences to- 5 lawful absences within five days and will accept a note from parents
    • keep GPA at 2.25 but allow one F.
    • consider transition years from 8th - 9th so all students are eligible the first quarter of their freshman year.
  • One more meeting to discuss what falls under extra curricular.
Dreambox math - Report

Project status update - Report

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield - Report

CVS Health Update - Report

Unfinished business

  • Environmental Scan Survey - move forward with distribution
  • Policy 4000 - Palko and McGraw still working
  • Bullying Discussion and program - will add to a future agenda
New business and Future agenda items
  • New business
  • Future agenda items
    • Marshall - invite Greek organizations  for participation as mentors and presentation
    • Kelly - Parent Involvement Program
    • McGraw - Eligibility Policy
    • Lukas - Hanson right of way
    • Kelly - Grading Policy Committee updates
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership Excellence AwardAccepting: Board member Margaret Marshall in honor of her late husband, Cecil Marshall, former Board member
  • Students - Charlie Shin, twelfth grade, Academic Achievement, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Principal: Steven Roberts; Diallo Barneseighth grade, Personal Responsibility, Milton M. Somers Middle School, Principal: Carrie Akins; Lucy Flynnfifth grade, Career Readiness, Gale-Bailey Elementary School, Principal: Verniece Rorie; Clinton Cupples, IIIfifth grade, Academic Achievement , Mary H. Matula Elementary School, Principal: Carrie Richardson; Joya Thompsonfifth grade, Academic Achievement, Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Principal: Louis D’Ambrosio
  • Employees - Annemarie Simpson, mathematics teacher, McDonough; Peter Wilt, social studies teacher, Somers; Ann Herbert, prekindergarten teacher, Gale-Bailey; Samantha Clark, special education teacher, Matula; Karen Ferruzza, library media specialist, Middleton
Public Forum – 6 p.m. - None
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to approve the Minutes from the November board meeting by Kelly; Second by Marshall
Yes=Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko; Abstain=Abell

Motion to approve the Minutes from the Legislative Session by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to approve Personnel by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

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