Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 10/9/18

The Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, October 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 – 12 p.m.   
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Maurice J. McDonough High School 
Superintendent’s update - Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Abell - Great Roctoberfest, thank you to LaPlata Business Association, Island Music and Tim Bodamer; New Teachers Reception at Middleton Hall, Chef Kendal with music by Randy Runyon and Tim Bodamer; SECAC meeting, please visit charlescountysecac.com for a quick IEP checklist and binder organization; MABE Conference; October Dyslexia Awareness Month, simulation on 10/21 2-5pm at Crofton Library
  • Lukas - College Fair; MABE Conference; Rocktoberfest
  • Kelly - MABE Conference Committee request feedback; Rocktoberfest; #choosekind; monitor children on internet; sign up to volunteer on ccboe.com deadline approaching
  • Crawford - Fox 5 Report on attendance; Thank you to all staff!
  • McGraw - MABE Conference Equity Lens; SECAC Meeting; Innocence Lost
  • Palko - CTE Meeting; SECAC; College Fair; Farm to School Week; Teacher Reception Diversity; Innocence Stolen; MABE Conference; Kirwan Commission AdHoc Committee
Education Association of Charles County update - Report

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

Student Board Member update - Report

Career and technology education programs - 
  • New Good News - Just received a grant for $150k to start a new CTE program at McDonough
  • 28 high school completer programs
  • 9 out of 10 career clusters represented
  • 10 - 4 year programs
  • 12 - 3 year programs
  • 6 - 2 year programs
  • ccboe.com/cte
Student Services update - Report; Additional Material

  • EVERY student in high school will have an individual meeting with their counselor before the end of the calendar year.
  • ASPIRE - Neal Ryon and Parks
  • SHIELD program at Stone, Henson and Smallwood.  eventually to ALL HS in near future.
  • Center for Children partnership
Literacy grant - Report

  • The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program awards competitive grants to advance literacy skills, including preliteracy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.
  • CCPS awarded $2.7M over three years
  • Interventions, strategies, support
Project status update - Report

FY 2018 Independent financial audit - Report

  • clean financial audit

Unfinished business - None
New business - None
Future agenda items - None
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.

  • Resolutions
    • American Education Week - Accepting: Linda McLaughlin, EACC president
    • American Freedom Week - Accepting:  Army: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Xavier Winford, Senior, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Navy: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Christopher Holmes, Senior, La Plata High School; Air Force: Cadet Major Sydni Bolton, Senior, North Point High School; Marine Corps: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Lynne Ngo Gwet, Senior, St. Charles High School

  • Students
    • Cassidy Burchtwelfth-grade; Academic Achievement; Thomas Stone High School; Principal: Michael Charlton
    • Evann Yakeeighth-grade; Career Readiness; General Smallwood Middle School; Principal: Brenda Tillotson
    • Simon Dean; fifth-grade; Academic Achievement; William A. Diggs Elementary School; Principal: Debra Calvert
    • Julia Tabogafifth-grade; Personal Responsibility; J.P. Ryon Elementary School; Principal: Thadine Wright
  • Staff
    • Gwendolyn Todd, resource teacher; Stone
    • Elizabeth Adams, language arts teacher; Smallwood
    • Natalie Wagner, fifth-grade teacher; Diggs
    • Sarah Kilikewich, reading recovery teacher; Ryon
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

  • Rachel Perella - NP CTE Programs; Parent; CISCO Program, asking for transparency and data on number of actual graduates in each program and certificates.  Requested information and it was denied.  From reports she did get, she calculated 150 students left programs over the last 6 years.  
  • Tracey Wolf - Decoding Dyslexia decodingdyslexiamd.com upcoming events offered to volunteer for pilot program
  • Maureen Mears - Decoding Dyslexia all elementary school teachers should be trained in how to teach to read.  Please consider research fromother organizations when developing programs.  Is reading recovery the best for CCPS?
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw - Dyslexic child.  Should make the word Dyslexic as a common term in schools.  Give assistive technology.  Properly equip students and train teachers.
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to accept the Personnel by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • FY 2019 Comprehensive Maintenance Plan
Motion to accept the FY19 Comprehensive Plan by Lukas; Second by Kelly
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Policy 3000 series
Motion to accept the Policy 3000 by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes=Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

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