Monday, November 28, 2022

Notes from Board of Education Work Session

The Board of Education Work Session on Monday, November 28, 2022 was streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ .  CCPS also will post the meeting on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd.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.

Call to order – 6 p.m. 
Public forum - None
I-Ready update

Adjournment  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Notes from Board of Education Meeting 11/15/22

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 was streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ .  CCPS also will post the meeting on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd.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.
Board member correspondence
  • Wilson - attend all county band and orchestra; attend Lackey McDonough football game and the turf looks wonderful; Halloween parade at Higdon; Pastor Community breakfast at Mt. Hope Nanjemoy; celebrate Hispanic month and panel discussion at Thomas Stone and ESOL night at Hanson; Last committee meeting at MABE as a conference co-chair.  Highly recommend MABE new board member orientation and need to serve on MABE committees.  McDonough drama club Flippin' Eyelids fundraiser; and North Point sells pies at Market inn LaPlata.
  • McGraw - attended many of the same activities; shout out to Tim Bodamer for recognizing board members; Veterans Day program at LaPlata HS; Scholarship committee meeting last night and invited families and donors, encourage applications starting January 1, please apply; Early Childhood Advisory Council for the state last meeting for me.
  • Brown - Veterans Day program at Laplata HS;
  • Abujuma - working with Navarro and Lukas for student town hall, lots of questions; opend applications for a SMOB advisory council; Student BYOD work session will now work on a new BYOD policy.
  • Hancock - MS championship baseball game between Somers and Picco, Picco won; visited James Craik and read to PreK; Career Day at Picco and took a baby calf and will visit Matuala tomorrow?
  • Battle-Lockhart - traveling across country focusing on apprenticeship, hosted a culinary night experience with all culinary students and visit with top chefs across the region.  Partner with CCPS with DOL where they get credit for their learning during their culinary journey.  Thank Rebecca and Kevin for their help.  151 students enrolled into the program.  ProStart pack meeting; business education committee at chamber of commerce.
  • Lukas - closing ceremony CARES shops in Waldorf; breakfast at Hope; all county band orchestra and chorus; ESOL event with over 500 kids, special thanks to Peter Murphy for his support and sponsorship; congratulations to football teams; Lackey soccer team fun to watch; play at McDonough and Harry Potter jokes, Fine Arts are important; virtual meeting with legislative MABE committee; presentation by Navarro staff to commissioners on pilot program at two schools in county for at-risk student; ribbon cutting at Dr. Brown; new staff reception at North Point HS.
Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
  • Offering free college to all members that have been employed for 6 months or more.
  • IA's can now get stipends for substituting for a teacher
  • Food Services - has now moved to the Oasis Cafe from upstairs
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Recognition of students and staff from North Point High School for saving the life of a teacher/colleague.
    • Students - Jacob Burris, Jordan Daniel, Dylan Farmer, Davion Gross, Christian Holland, Chad Jackson, Jerbauri McFadden, Dayron Scott, Joseph Smith, 
    • Larry Swann, and William Thomas 
    • Staff - Charlie Burch, carpentry teacher; Craig Patterson, technology education teacher; Sandra Fair, art teacher; Lisa Bazzarre, nurse; Amy Robinson, aquatics pool manager; Rebekah Colatruglio, physical education teacher; Christina Jones, college and career advisor; Tiffany Smith, school resource officer; Corey Dobbins, assistant principal; Carl Pascarella, assistant principal; Victor Woodland, building service manager
  • Students
    • Blake Hancock, Grade 12, Academic Achievement, Henry E. Lackey High School, Principal: Kathy Perriello 
    • Amaya Ford, Grade 8, Academic Achievement, John Hanson Middle School, Principal: Benjamin Kohlhorst
    • Dwayne Washington, Grade 5, Personal Responsibility, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, Principal: Brian King, Ed.D. 
    • Ayannah Rosier, Grade 5, Career Readiness, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, Principal: Karen Lewis
    • Austin Jarrell, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, T.C. Martin Elementary School, Principal: Todd Wonderling
  • Staff
    • Kevin Gibson, social studies teacher, Lackey
    • Dana Clark, special education instructional assistant in inclusion, St. Charles
    • Letia Ballard, second-grade teacher, Hanson
    • De'Vonni Farrar, second-grade teacher, Barnhart
    • Tina Thomas, registration secretary, Brown
    • Laura Liverman, technology facilitator, Martin
Unfinished business - None
New business -None
Future agenda items
  • Brown - Update on P3 Committee; next meeting
Public forum – 6 p.m.
  • Herman Barber - Parent of 7 students in CCPS, 11 schools still named after slave owners, (named them all); wants them renamed/changed, quotes from Harford County Public School when they changed there school name.
  • Deron Tross - 2022 predominant district of color, what happened at Smallwood is unbelievable, Dr. Navarro, I urge you...email to teachers to clean up social media and make them private.  My daughter is a teacher and a friend teaches in that building.
  • Shawna Maya Marks - Mom of 3 and founder of Moms of Color.  Pictures of their teacher with racist images.  I know freedom of speech but there is limits.  I cannot yell fire in a crowded building.  Confederate flag is racist.  Please take a closer look at your policies.  Teachers teaching about indigenous people as savages; other examples given about immigration and same sex couples discriminations by teachers.
  • Erica Thomas - Action needs to be taken against teacher (started stating personnel names and asked to stop, she would not, eventually she stopped)
  • Nicole Barker - employee and mother and speak for both teachers and parents.  Concern for not escorting students out that are flipping chairs and putting teachers and students in danger.  Cursing and  violence in the classroom.  My child should not be exposed.  I know its not you but the state and urge all parents to join together because teachers and students don't feel safe.  If a customer in Target was doing this they would be escorted out.
  • Joe Sampson - NAACP social media account of a teacher showing a 3 finger salute and confederate flag; racially insensitive but can a teacher that thinks this way still treat all student equally.  We hope CCPS will thoroughly investigate that students have not been treated differently and encourage sensitivity training.  Social Media account has since been scrubbed but teacher is still there.  CCPS needs to address this in policy to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Pascalle Small - mother of 3.  students should be able to attend school free of racial bias.  Needs to be changed in policy.  Unsafe school environments.  educators are openly racists.  Protect our babies in system every day.  Ask for teacher to be terminated, formal apology and study on racial climate in the system.   
  • Nikia - new hire with Parks and Rec in aftercare program at a school and concerned with stun guns at school.  Has CCSO reports and why is this being allowed to happen.  Why aren't staff members notified when these are found.   Concerned for the safety of the students, staff and my mother.  No orientation for new staff member on workplace violence or hostility.  Told to go on YouTube and watch a video.  Include aftercare workers in training.
Action Items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Executive Session Minutes from 10/11/22 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain - Battle-Lockhart

Motion to accept the Board Meeting Minutes from 10/11/22 by McGraw; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain - Battle-Lockhart
  • Personnel
Motion to accept the Personnel by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
Motion to accept the Intercategory Budget Change by McGraw; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
Motion to accept the Legislative Positions by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Battle-Lockhart, 

Adjournment

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 10/11/22

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 was streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ .  CCPS also will post the meeting on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd.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.

Superintendent’s update

Board Member correspondence
  • McGraw - Bounty of the County; MABE Conference; Amira served on student panel at MABE; Post secondary education presented to legislators.
  • Wilson - Bounty in the County; MABE Conference; Kudos to Lowndes on presentation at MABE; Kudos to McGraw for tenure as President at MABE.
  • Brown - Kudos to Lowndes on presentation at MABE; Kudos to Amira on MABE student panel,  Attended teen curt and request more parent involvement
  • Abujuma - MABE conference - great to be able to travel out of county and collaborate with other student board members.
  • Lukas - Amira did a fantastic job; sports events; congrats to everyone; Faith and Blue event in Laplata over the weekend; CC Fair; Bounty of the County; MABE; Rocktoberfest was cancelled due to rain.
Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update

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

FY2022 Independent Financial Audit
  • Report
  • Governance
  • Fund balance can only be used for one time cost, not recurring expenses

Superintendent’s rules & regulations update - Oral Update
  • BYOD going away; new cell phone rules; revisions expected in December
  • Option 1
  • Option 2
  • Conversation over pros and cons of both
  • Survey will be done for the community and come back to us next month,

Unfinished business

New business 

Future agenda items

  • Wilson - P3 Partnerships Update
  • Lukas - Town Hall Meetings

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.

  • Resolutions
    • American Education Week – Sean Heyl, EACC president; Dawn Pipkin, Unit 1 UniServe director; and Sarah Burch, AFSCME Local 2981.
    • American Freedom Week – Cadet Christian Kotvis, sophomore, Thomas Stone High School, Army; Cadet Lt. Commander Lance Yorio, senior, La Plata High School, Navy; Cadet Christina Hunter, senior, North Point High School, Air Force; and Cadet 2nd Lt. Kennedy Butler, senior, St. Charles High School, Marines.
  • Students
    • Liana Berry, Grade 12, Personal Responsibility, St. Charles High School, Principal: Tammika Little 
    • Leo Abramson, Grade 8, Academic Achievement, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Principal: Erica Williams
    • Safia Boubertakh, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, Principal: Jason Deihl
    • Adlyn McCarthy, Grade 5, Career Readiness, Malcolm Elementary School, Principal: Scott Hangey
    • Katya Diaz Lopez, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, J.C. Parks Elementary School, Principal: Gregory Miller
  • Staff
    • Dana Clark, instructional assistant, St. Charles
    • Kevin Clancy, language arts teacher, Stoddert
    • Samantha Kruemmel, technology facilitator, Craik
    • Ki’Tiara Shorter, first-grade teacher, Malcolm
    • Tina Fullerton, special education teacher, Parks

Public forum – 6 p.m.

  • .Karl Grebe - parent & husband of teacher in CCPS; some specialized CTE programs dont have qualified instructors.  Students should be able to earn college credits and i highly doubt that will happen in my sons class.  I have tried repeatedly to tlk to the principal, emails to Supt and Dr. Jones have gone unanswered.
  • Tina Osborne - Dyslexia Awareness Month in October.  Advocate for her daughter and others.  CCPS does not educate children with dyslexia adequately.  Provide training to teachers,  Get tid of the reading program currently used and adopt a new one dyslexia friendly.
  • Pasquel Small - thank you for your steps in building partnerships and collaboration and including parents.  and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  Acknowledge we've made steps but we can still do better.
  • Edie McGuin - Spoke last month on new rules implemented in schools on BYOD.  Started a petition at Thomas Stone and already has over 300 signatures.  Prepare students with modern jobs using technology.
  • Maureen Mears - Invitation Saturday Octobber 15th at Univ of MD or virtual abbout Roadmap to Reading 930 - 1230 by the Reading League of MD.  CCPS can do better.  Follow the Science to Reading.  Districts Data.  Interventions not working.  Volunteer for Decoding Dyslexia MD. 
  • Erica Thomas - Dyslexia Awareness Month advocate and parent.  CCPS has dropped the ball when teaching my child reading.  Attends countless hours of compensatory reading.  Lack of resources.  
  • Joseph Mank - School safety - some schools inviting volunteers into the school.  Making sure we have a proper vetting system with background checks.
  • Deanna Smyre - JP Ryon parent, daughter was a victim of bullying.  daughter came up with an idea for a support group.  email kstubblefield with idea and also to the principal about the idea.

Action Items

  • Minutes
Motion to approve the Executive Session Minutes of 9/13/22 by Abell; Second by Wilson
Yes = Abell, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Absent - Battle-Lockhart

Motion to approve the Board Meeting Minutes of 9/13/22 by Wilson; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Absent - Battle-Lockhart
  • Personnel
Motion to approve Personnel by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Absent - Battle-Lockhart
Motion to approve the Comprehensive Maintenance Plan by Wilson; Second by Brown
Yes = Abell, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Absent - Battle-Lockhart

Adjournment

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 9/13/22

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 was streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ .  CCPS also will post the meeting on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd.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 – 12 p.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m.

Superintendent’s update

Board Member correspondence
  • Wilson - First day of school, Craik & Stethem; barbershop program
  • McGraw - First day of school; scholarship committee - set up of scholarships happening now
  • Brown - Cunningham Leadership Institute, new teacher orientation, first day of school
  • Hancock - First day of school and sporting events
  • Lukas - Leadership Institute, Sporting events, thank you to community for book bags & school supplies, free coffee from WaWa.

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

Opening of Schools
  • Transportation update - short 4-6 drivers daily with driver shortage and/or driver sick days.  Not enough substitute drivers.  Communicated through Twitter when this happens. 
  • Operations - students meeting in the works to discuss rules surrounding backpacks, laptops, cellphones, etc.  Professional Development, instructional practices and culture and climate training on target.
  • Programs - PK added 200 seats and will go all day.  Reading and Math programs.  Ribbon cutting ceremony.  Middle School decoupled math and English to allow more time for those that need extra help and those that do not can take an additional class.  Most are signing  up for foreign language.  High  school added some additional classes and more opportunities in virtual academy and advanced placement courses.  New barbering school is off to a great start with all 20 seats filled.  Early college program started with 7 students. 
  • Battle-Lockhart - community schools for Indian Head, what does that mean?  
    • All families can get support with early childhood.  Schools becoming Title 1 will get extra funds and resources.
  • McGraw - Offer families with out of zone PK if theirs is full, is that with or without transportation.  
    • Determined on a case by case basis.
  • Hancock - PK went from 800 - 1000 seats.  Tier 2 and Tier 3 process.  
    • Total applications = 1,044.  Does not include required Special Education seats currently at 244.
  • Student Rep - CTE courses in Middle School; 
    • first course in Project Lead the Way or one tech credit early.
  • Battle-Lockhart - Drawstring bags excluded; 
    • removed because of some students not making good decisions with what they are carrying around the school.
  • 2, 061 teachers.  New hire demographics.  third in state for hiring non-white teachers based on student population.
  • more conditional teachers hired requiring additional support
  • still looking for school counselors
  • nothing out of the ordinary based on new hires per school at elementary
  • Middle school specialty areas are the greatest need
  • nothing out of the ordinary based on new hires per school at middle school
  • High School Special Areas are the greatest need
  • Substitute teacher data - 41.5% fill rate for absences up from 29% last year.  still need to do more.

Unfinished business - None

New business - None

Future agenda items - Requested List

Public forum – 6 p.m.

  • Richard Wallace - resident Charles County.  Deserve a living wage.
  • Jerome Ned - bus driver CCPS; a select few people were chosen as contractors to provide transportation.  retirement funds have decreased annually tdue to mismanagement by contractors.  CCPS signed contract for camera traffic violations and none of that money comes to the drivers or attendants.  they need more compensation.
  • Marvin Weathersby - represents bus drivers and attendants and is a driver himself.  Superintendent and board acknowledge that drivers feel underappreciated and underpaid.  Union was started without your support.  Local 689 can represent for wages benefits etc,  Instead CCPS negotiated with AFSME and NOT the Local 689.  Transportation dept forced contractors to sign contracts under duress without negotiation with Local 689.
  • Nicole Kreamer - Parent and substitute teacher.  Shortage of teachers, substitutes and bus drivers.  we are looking at it through the wrong lens.  need to look at the intangibles.  we are dealing with human beings.  conversations show they wanted to be treated with respect, dignity and value.  decisions you make are affecting peoples lives.  Living wage and comparable benefits.
  • Cole Baden - ATU point person for Charles County and bus driver.   shortage of drivers is due to wages.  Buses are doubling up.  Paying H & H 7 million dollars.  but cant make enough to retire.  Takes 25 years to get to top pay.  you are going to continue to have shortages.  The average driver last year was $22K.  Under poverty level for this area and Charles County is one of the rrichest counties in America.
  • Ian McGuinn - absence of BYOD and backpack rules is like a prison.  Binders and notebooks required for every class along with the laptop assigned from 2008 that is slow and doesnt work.  I cannot send an email and have a word document open without the laptop crashing.  BYOD needs to be returned.  Allow teachers to use their owwn discretion in their classrooms.
  • Anelle Morely - Parent in support of CCPS bus drivers and attendants.  support their right to unionize.  Consider lives and families affected by your decisions.
  • Danielle Neiman - New parent for kindergartner.  Eager parents wanting to get involved and CCPS did not use our eagerness to engage.  as new parents we were not in the database and receiving communications until two weeks before school started.  We missed communicatinos and events at our school because of this.
  • Deron Tross - resident.  50 years that contractors are profiting off the backs of bus drivers.  Told them to strike.  Going to fall on the new board because this one wont do anything.  Inequities in the schools system.  Malcolm, McDonough dont have the same equipment as North Point.  
  • Imari Riddick - Bag policy for students.  Senior at Westlake HS that has witnessed all the changes.  Started a petition with over 400 signatures.  Understand safety concerns but students have not been considered. Bag is suppose to be the size of my hand.  Guns are the size of my hand and people can still put them in their pockets or pants leg. why  not use a bag the same size as laptop bag without pockets or clear bags.  
  • Corley Riley - school bus driver.  Retirement plan.  retirement plan went from $7,000 two years ago to low $6,000 this year.  Need a new retirement plan.  Board gave increase inn salary but reduced our hours and cannot pull from retirement unless not working at all.
  • Jamilla Smith - resident of Charles County.  Support bus drivers for livable wage and benefits.  Some are going to Baltimore and Virginia  for special services.  They should have proper information on the students they are transporting, i.e. diabetics and anxiety.  Native people attending public schools for Title 7 students.

    Action Items

    • Minutes
    Motion to accept the August 9, 2022 Executive Board Retreat Minutes by Abell, Second by Wilson
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Motion to accept the August 9, 2022 Executive Session Minutes by Abell, Second by Hancock
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Motion to accept the August 9, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes by Abell, Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Motion to accept the August 22, 2022  Board Work Session Minutes by Wilson, Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    • Personnel
    Motion to accept Personnel by Abell, Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    Motion to accept Board Ethics Policy by McGraw, Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    Motion to accept FY2024 CIP by Wilson, Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    • Recurring Resolutions
    Motion to accept the recurring resolutions by McGraw, Second by Wilson
    Yes = Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Abell, Abujuma

    Adjournment

    Tuesday, August 09, 2022

    Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 8/9/22

    The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 was streamed live on ccboe.com and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12.  The meeting will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at http://www.ccboe.com/ .  CCPS also will post the meeting on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd.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.

    Superintendent’s update

    Board Member correspondence

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
    • Hancock - BYOD sunsetting and cell phones and discipline; cell phone policy and repercussions.
    • Wilson - importance of vaccinations; school lunches, watch delinquent accounts; logistics of managing and distributing devices for every student.
    • Battle-Lockhart - Electronic forms for free lunch?; cell phone policy and parental support; tutoring statistics to prove it's working; student ID's coming back; 

    Recurring resolutions

    Unfinished business

    New business 

    • McGraw- Athletic Eligibility Policy - Supt. Recommendation.  Attendance requirements stay the same, no failing grades, but GPA changes to 2.0; Freshmen exempt until end of first semester

    Motion to approve Athletic Eligibility Policy as staff recommendation above by McGraw; 
    Second by Brown
    Yes = Abujuma, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson; No = Abell, Battle-Lockhart

    Future agenda items

    • Hancock - Cell phone policy; but it's a rule
    • Battle-Lockhart - ISR program presentation; Charter School Journey; Achieving Academic Excellence in African American Boys at Westlake
    • McGraw - AIB; Blueprint Implementation on regular agenda

    Public forum – 6 p.m.

    • Leslie Johnson - student St. Charles HS; free lunch, under reading level and now above.  
    • Karl Grebe - foreign exchange student deadline; begs for extension for him to host
    • Chris Tomlinson - coach in county; eligibility policy, thank you for the changes you made.  Only 6 upperclassmen at one school are now eligible.  We need to do more.    Allow F's. 
    Action Items
    • Minutes
    Motion to approve the Executive Session Minutes from 6/14/22  by Abell; Second by Wilson
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Motion to approve the Meeting Minutes from 6/14/22  by McGraw; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Motion to approve the Executive Session Minutes from 6/27/22  by Abell; Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Brown, Hancock, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Battle-Lockhart, Lukas

    Motion to approve the Meeting Minutes from 6/27/22  by Wilson; Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Abujuma, Brown, Hancock, McGraw, Wilson; Abstain = Battle-Lockhart, Lukas
    • Personnel
    Motion to approve Personnel by McGraw; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    • Daily/Hourly tuition and wage rates 
    Motion to approve tuition and wage rates by Abell; Second by Brown
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson
    • PISOTA charter school amendment
    Motion to approve charter school amendment by Wilson; Second by Abell
    Yes = Abell, Battle-Lockhart, Brown, Hancock, Lukas, McGraw, Wilson

    Adjournment