Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 5/8/18

The Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 8 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, Henry E. Lackey High School
Recognition – 2017-18 student liaisons
Superintendent’s update - Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Mcgraw - MABE meeting to review legislation.  It can be found HERE.  Reviewing MABE policies.  CC Scholarship committee meeting, over 400 applicants.  
  • Lukas - TC Martin 50th celebration, Westlake AP celebration congratulations, AVID Senior Celebration, Sports - best of luck to all
  • Kelly - Westlake MS track meet, student liaisons thank you, teacher appreciation week, congratulations to all graduates.
  • Palko - Reading Partners, thank you. TC Martin 50th anniversary, Little Mermaid, Westlake AP celebration, AVID graduates 59, MABE Resolutions, from Ms. Marshall - thank you.
Education Association of Charles County update - Report

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

Student Board Member update - Report

Update on bullying data - Report
  • Middle School incidents seems to be the majority.
  • Form is not included in the student records
Discipline review/restorative circles - Report
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. program at St. Charles HS - READ THIS REPORT
    • Assigned by referral
    • Therapeutic learning opportunity; made so students don't WANT to go back.  (receives work and counseling)
  • Restorative Practices at Mattawoman - will be added to all schools
  • ASPIRE - K-2 - 
  • Parent Shadowing - All schools for second semester; the only struggle with this program is if a parent declines or does not agree to terms of program.
Cultural literacy - Report

Project status update - Report

Educational Facilities Master Plan - Report

Revised policy 4000 series - Report
  • Marshall submitted minor changes
Unfinished business

  • Kelly - Report Cards still being mailed?  Yes.  In Synergy they keep showing up under 'documents' not 'Report Cards'
New business - None
Future agenda items

  • Abell - How is confidential information deemed confidential if it's not personnel, specific student, legal or contracts
  • Abell - Legalities and implementation of K-9's searching school buildings
  • Carter - 3 step bullying program
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Students
    • MarShawn Jackson, twelfth-grade, Academic Achievement, Thomas Stone High School, Principal: Michael Charlton
    • Lilliana Smithseventh-grade, Personal Responsibility, General Smallwood Middle School, Principal: Kathy-Lynn Kiessling
    • Jason Gregory, fifth-grade, Career Readiness, William A. Diggs Elementary School, Principal: Debbie Calvert
    • Jonas Agyemanfifth-grade, Academic Achievement, J.P. Ryon Elementary School, Principal: Thadine Wright
  • Employees
    • Janis Milman, science teacher, Stone
    • Carla Joyner, language arts teacher, Smallwood
    • Susan Harris, fifth grade teacher, Diggs
    • Michelle Colbert, teacher, Ryon
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

  • Theresa Hicks - JP Ryon parent, 4th & 5th grade and children don't feel safe.  Has spoken with principal, long term sub walked out during class, VP left, parents never notified, no communication with parents.  5th grade in trailers and no security.  A lot of children misbehaving sent to office and then sent back to class.  
  • LeAnn Bold - JP Ryon parent for 7 years, communication with parents is lacking,principal does not communicate incidents to parents immediately.  Students disrupting class.  Promotion ceremony, no communication.  
Action items
Motion to approve the minutes 4/17/18 by Lukas; Second by McGraw
Yes = Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Abstain =Abell; Absent=Marshall

Motion to approve the minutes 4/30/18 by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Absent=Marshall
  • Personnel
Motion to approve the Personnel by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Absent=Marshall
Motion to approve the 2019-2020 School Calendar by Kelly; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Absent=Marshall
Motion to approve Intercategory budget transfer by McGraw; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, McGraw, Palko; Absent=Marshall

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