Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 3/10/20

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, March 10 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. Individual names are spelled to the best of my ability.

Executive session – 11:30 a.m.
Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, North Point High School
Recognition of students for state accomplishments - List of Student Names
Superintendent’s update - Report
Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Lukas - Chess Tournament, thank you to Mr. Cummings and all staff.  Black History Month events; Legislative luncheon in Annapolis, Vex Robotics Competition, alot of sporting events, swimming, wrestling, basketball and of course cheering.
  • Brown - funeral service for Bernie Jameson.  Commissioners CIP Meeting, State Supt search meeting, NARFE meeting, Diggs Black History program about life of Mr, Diggs, Acapella competition, CSM Black History program, Sayanora party, NAACP Trailblazers event (disappointed she could not deliver diplomas to past graduates), DI Competition, CTE Tour, HITS Expo
  • Battle-Lockhart - Policy 2000 Series Committee, CIP Meeting, Teacher of the Year Reception, Somers Black History program, Guest speaker at North Point, Visits at Billingsley, Berry and Middleton; PTO meeting at Middleton, NAACP Trailblazers event (some of things mentioned about BOE was not true, disappointed)., CTE Program at Stone. 
  • Wilson - Robotics competition, HITS Expo, SMAC wrestling championship, Stone vs. Oxon Hill Basketball; attended Annapolis for advocating for Charles County, MABE legislative luncheon, thank you to CT Wilson, NARFE meeting, Somers Black History month program, CTE Program Tour, impressed with Financial Literacy presentation, visits at Neal , Brown, Middleton, guest speaker at Somers, All County Thespian Troop
  • McGraw - Legislative Luncheon, member of MABE focus group for selection of new State Superintendent, congratulations to Mr. Wood for his performance at the Acapella competition, thank you to Dr. Hill and staff for increase in graduation rate, Senior portfolio interviews at Lackey, Read Across America at TC Martin, JP Ryon, Diggs, Middleton and Wade.
Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update - Report

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

Student Board Member update - Report

Overview of math instruction - Report
  • Battle-Lockhart - MobyMax not part of the process but just an option.
  • Hancock - Proximity virtual teacher successful from student viewpoint
  • Lukas - Proximity - 3 on grade level classes at Somers and just expanded to LaPlata HS
Project status update - Report
  • Wilson - Aging schools program
Use of CCPS facilities - Report
  • Hancock - Insurance requirement for groups spectators is a hindrance to some groups
  • Battle-Lockhart - did we forget bleachers at Billingsley; no over-sized gym that doesn't typically hold sporting events .
  • Wilson - how do we communicate to the public about opportunities.
Legislative update - Report
  • HB1300 - Kirwan Blueprint for MD future.  Passed in House now in Senate.
  • HB1 - Built to Learn Act - Passed in House
  • HB1022 - Debra Davis bill on reporting for alternative programs.  House will prob pass.
  • HB624 - Debra Davis co sponsor; juvenile interrogation by law enforcement
  • SB760 - Lunch shaming
  • HB1008 - fixes bill 486 from 2019 on background checks.  Wilson correcting his own bill
  • Wilson - all delegates should follow Wilson's lead in communication.  Disappointed in delegation 'surprise' bills in Annapolis.
Policy series 8000 - Report

Policy series 9000 - Report

Unfinished business - None
New business
  • Committee for review of Rule #5126
    • Lukas, Hancock and Brown assigned to committee to review
  • Teacher Town Hall scheduled for April 27, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
    • If you can have additional resources, what would that be?
    • If you could have one thing taken off your plate, what would it be?
Future agenda items

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • James E. Richmond Leadership in Excellence Award: Joan Withers, director of instructional programs
  • Resolutions
    • Month of the Young Child - Mary Smith, prekindergarten teacher; Colleen Palman, prekindergarten special education teacher; Janelle Harris, early childhood community liaison; Brayden Brown, prekindergarten student; Taylor Smith, prekindergarten student; Korbin Stonestreet, toddler playgroup student; Rayne Dulap, toddler playgroup student
    • National Student Leadership Week - DeJuan Woods, Jr., student Board member, Thomas Stone High School; Faizaan Siddique, alternate student Board member, Westlake High School; Jake Burgess, student liaison, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Ian Herd, student liaison, La Plata High School; Jordan Johnson, student liaison, North Point High School; Krisha Marie Melchor, student liaison, St. Charles High School; Chelsea Perez, student liaison, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Christina Walker, student liaison, Henry E. Lackey High School
  • Students
    • Meklit Teclehaimanot, Academic Achievement, St. Charles High School, Principal: Richard Conley
    • Ricaria Lawson, Career Readiness, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Principal: Erica Williams
    • Trey Tompkins, Personal Responsibility, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, Principal: Michelle Beckwith
    • Joshua Butson, Academic Achievement, Malcolm Elementary School, Academic Achievement, Principal: Mary Finneran
    • Summer Pagala, Academic Achievement, J.C. Parks Elementary School, Principal: Gregory Miller
  • Employees
    • GySgt. Samyra Rogers, MCJROTC instructor, St. Charles
    • Corrin Deavers, reading resource teacher, Stoddert 
    • Teresa Schinasi, fourth-grade teacher, Craik 
    • Jessica Roberts, third-grade teacher, Malcolm 
    • Lauren Goldsmith, second-grade teacher, Parks
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Christina Walker - Lackey student liaison, almost 18 and excited to vote, teacher went out of his way to assist. Thinks teachers at Lackey dont get the attention they deserve.
  • Antoinetta Smith - children at Davis, Wade, Westlake, graduation and promotion schedules.  Impossible to be at two places at one time. 
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes from the February Meeting 2/11/20 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to accept the Minutes, February Executive Session 2/11/20 by Abell; Second by Hancock
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

Motion to accept the Minutes from the February Work Session 2/24/20 by Abell; Second by Hancock
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Hancock; Second by Brown
Yes=Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

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