Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 11/13/18

The Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 13 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
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 - No report

Student Board member update - Report

Bridge program - Presentation

  • Lukas - how many  450 will need the project for math and English about 600

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) update and Maryland Report Card - Report

  • Lukas - Score is the score, no enhancement.  Addition of bridge project would make a positive to graduations.  Median score for student growth.
  • Kelly - update BoardDocs with presentation actually presented.

Grading policy - Proposed Policy

  • McGraw - why wording change from Rules.
  • Marshall - Concerned about the non-standardization of the INCOMPLETE
  • Abell - Incomplete to be addressed bu Superintendent.

Project status update - Report

High school athletic expenditures - Report

  • Lukas - Page 5 Athletic Boosters vs Page 4 (3 years); Slide 6 miscellaneous - rentals for PG Sports complex or dues for SMAC, CPR, etc; Liability Insurance?  Covered; Utilities -too hard to break out; Security - is under contracted services

2019 legislative positions - Report
Unfinished business

  • Kelly - Official enrollment numbers; Hill will forward in update.
New business - None

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

  • Students - Pamela Rentz, twelfth-grade; Personal Responsibility; Westlake High School; Principal: Diane Roberts; Adebola Oluyede, eighth-grade; Academic Achievement; Theodore G. Davis Middle School; Principal: Kim McClarin; Donovan Smith, fifth-grade; Career Readiness; Indian Head Elementary School; Principal: Shane Blanford; Nathan Schuessler, fifth-grade; Academic Achievement; Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Principal: William Miller
  • Staff - Teresa Higgs, special education teacher; Westlake; Victor Woodland, building service manager; Davis; Andrea Landis, special education teacher; Indian Head; Toni Kim, third-grade teacher; Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy; Paula Schiller, teacher; Infant & Toddler program, F.B. Gwynn Educational Center, Principal: Daphne Burns
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

  • Sean Heyl - Teacher at Mcdonough and parent.  Good-bye to friends, Ms. Marshall, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Palko.
  • Angela Collins - Transportation issue.  resides in Glen Eagles.  Son in CTE at NP.  Over two hours a day on the bus.  
  • Lynn Higgs - lived in county 16 years.  Concerned about Intro to Advanced Math class.  Because it models CSM class she can not modify it for those with special needs.  Please look into it and develop a functional curriculum.  Need adaptive skills and structures.
  • Janet Gomery - Teacher for 32 years, history, Spanish esol, counselor and principal.  Request CCPS begin teaching a second language at the primary level.  Early exposure to other languages increase empathy for others and learning a second language is easier at an earlier age.  Use some of the money allotted from gaming.
  • Melissa Williams - Milton Somers teacher.  Discipline in school continues to deteriorate.  Students cursing at teachers.  Threatening teachers.  Yet nothing is being done.  Every day teachers are being mentally abused, emotionally and physically abused due to a discipline policy that is dysfunctional.  "The Crew" is out roaming the hall again is not an unusual occurrence.
  • Karl Glebe - Son at Milton Somers in Ms. Williams class.  Volunteer at the school.  I've watched the kids do whatever they want.  No one should have to go through what those teachers go through.  Son in Art class with subs and then long term sub that is inadequate.  Teacher is non-responsive.  Finally had child moved to another class.
Action items

  • Minutes
Motion to accept the minutes by Abell; Second by Lukas
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Lukas, Kelly, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Marshall

Yes = Abell, Crawford, Lukas, Kelly, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

  • 2019 legislative positions

Motion to accept the legislative positions by McGraw; Second by Lukas

Yes = Abell, Crawford, Lukas, Kelly, Marshall, McGraw, Palko


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