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  1. Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 6/26/17
  2. Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 6/13/17
  3. The Board of Education’s next monthly ...
  4. Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 6/5/17
  5. Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 5/9/17
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Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 6/26/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Monday, June 26 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.

Call to order – 6 p.m. 

Public Forum - None

Work session 

Action Items

Motion to approve EACC Contract by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes = ALL
 
Motion to approve Personnel by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes = ALL

Adjournment 
    

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 6/13/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, June 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 – 12 p.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Westlake High School JROTC unit

Swearing-in of new Student Member to the Board

Recognition of student state winners – Unified track, MESA, SkillsUSA, and track and field
Contract vote/signing – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Motion to approve the AFSCME contract as negotiated by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

Superintendent’s update - Superintendents Report 06-13-17.pdf (63 KB)

Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • McGraw - congrats to Stoddert Builders Club; committee at state level to develop equity amongst schools
  • Kelly - Congratulations to graduates; school is out and so are kids, drivers be alert
  • Marshall - congratulations to all graduates and promotions as well as retired employees; reading partners looking for more volunteers.  Report on the MD Dept of Juvenile Services, serves on state council.
  • Palko - town hall substitute training for TAM students
  • Lukas - Project graduation
Education Association of Charles County update - 2017-06-12 BOE update.pdf (72 KB)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update

Student Board Member update - Drew Carter SMOB update for 6-13-17.pdf (299 KB)

Initiatives to support positive learning environments
  • BehaviorMatrix_Final (002).pdf (567 KB)
  • JC Parks and JP Ryon will pilot the ASPIRE program
  • Parent Shadowing will be piloted at two schools at each level
  • Restorative Practices will be implemented at all middle schools first
  • Position of Hearing Officer is no more.  Developed (2) Student Conduct and Engagement Officers.  One for elementary and middle and one for high school.
  • Kelly - ASPIRE program involves the parents?  Yes
Special education case management pilot update
CIP update - Oral Report

Summer projects - Oral Report

Redistricting update - Oral report

FY 2018 operating budget
Unfinished business
  • Policy 5000 series - to be discussed at next work session
New business – FY 2018 out-of-county tuition rates; daily and hourly wage rates
Motion to approve the rates by Marshall; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to approve the rates by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
 
Future agenda items
  • Kelly - Synergy sandbox trial for board members
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Resolution – Washington Post Teacher of the Year Awards program: Kelly Lundeen, third-grade teacher, Dr. James Craik Elementary School
  • Charles County Teacher of the Year: Denise Childers, English teacher, La Plata High School
  • Outstanding Vice Principal of the Year Award: Belinda Shatley, vice principal, Theodore G. Davis Middle School
  • Outstanding Support Staff Awards: Travis Harman, roof mechanic, Maintenance Shop; Barbara Tillman, secretary to the principal, Berry Elementary School; Gail Slaughter, food service manager, Henry E. Lackey High School; Jacqueline Douglas, kindergarten instructional assistant, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; and David Troxel, computer analyst, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Sean Heyl - Teacher at McDonough and parent.  Discipline Matrix good first steps and continue dialog.  Last two years have been the worst in 24 year career due to discipline problems, fighting and violence. Promote and support administrative discretion on consequences.  Point system for ISR.  Points based on severity of infraction.
  • Allisa Gains - Daughter going in 7th grade.  Graduation Fridays with Diggs and Davis out on Friday.  Can other schools be out that day as well to attend sibling graduations?  Provide waivers.
  • Calvin Compton - Bus contractor.  Report from legislative auditors false information.  Payroll tax is indicated as a minimal amount when in fact it is not.
  • Jenna Heyl - McDonough High School teacher and parent.  Renovations still needed at McDonough.  Discipline matrix, repercussions have been devastating due to COMAR changes.  Possible solutions...more mental health assistance/guidance from professionals,  responsive classrooms, in-school intervention (calvert county). 
Action items
Motion to approve the minutes by Abell; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • Personnel
Motion to approve personnel by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to approve the operating budget by Kelly; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to approve the EFMP by Abell; Second by Marshall
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Motion to approve redistricting proposal A by McGraw; Second by Kelly
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko

Adjournment 
    

The Board of Education’s next monthly ...

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 13 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week.
Board meetings are also streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live streaming image displayed in the center of the home page. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change.

Executive session – 12 p.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, Westlake High School JROTC unit

Swearing-in of new Student Member to the Board

Recognition of student state winners – Unified track, MESA, SkillsUSA, and track and field

Contract vote/signing – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Education Association of Charles County

Superintendent’s update

Reports of officers/boards/committees
  • Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Student Board Member update
  • Initiatives to support positive learning environments
  • Special education case management pilot update
  • CIP update
  • Summer projects
  • Redistricting update
  • FY 2018 operating budget
Unfinished business
  • Policy 5000 series
New business and future agenda items
  • New business – FY 2018 out-of-county tuition rates; daily and hourly wage rates
Recognition – 4:30 p.m.
  • Resolution – Washington Post Teacher of the Year Awards program: Kelly Lundeen, third-grade teacher, Dr. James Craik Elementary School
  • Charles County Teacher of the Year: Denise Childers, English teacher, La Plata High School
  • Outstanding Vice Principal of the Year Award: Belinda Shatley, vice principal, Theodore G. Davis Middle School
  • Outstanding Support Staff Awards: Travis Harman, roof mechanic, Maintenance Shop; Barbara Tillman, secretary to the principal, Berry Elementary School; Gail Slaughter, food service manager, Henry E. Lackey High School; Jacqueline Douglas, kindergarten instructional assistant, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; and David Troxel, computer analyst, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
Public Forum – 6 p.m.

Action items
  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • FY 2018 operating budget
  • Educational Facilities Master Plan
  • Elementary school redistricting
Adjournment 
    

Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 6/5/17

The Board of Education Work Session Monday, June 5 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.


Call to order – 6 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance

Public Forum - None

FY 2018 Operating budget
Elementary school redistricting update - 2 Board member redistricting questions 2017 (002).pdf (188 KB)
  • Please see the report for board members previously submitted questions and staff responses.
Policy series 5000 revisions update

Motion to table until next Board meeting by Kelly; Second by Marshall
Yes= ALL
 

Motion to go into Executive Session to discuss Superintendents Evaluation by Kelly; Second by McGraw
Yes= ALL


Adjournment
    

Notes from Board of Education Meeting, 5/9/17

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, May 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 – 11:30 a.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance, North Point High School JROTC

Recognition –
student state winners; Yuko Floyd, student chaperone with Bunkyo University; Carlos Saniel, Home Depot general manager; Ken Weikel, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A, Waldorf; and the 2016-17 student liaisons

Superintendent’s update - Superintendents Report 05-09-17.pdf (132 KB)

Correspondence/Board Member updates

  • Palko - State Supt visit; congratulate HR on job fair
  • Crawford - Federal Government removes standards for salt; Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why - experts say this show is dangerous for copycat suicides.
  • Kelly - congrats to all Math teams, solos, ensembles; DAR ceremony this weekend
Education Association of Charles County update - 2017-05-09 BOE update.pdf (46 KB)

Student Board Member update


Superintendent’s elementary school redistricting recommendation - Superintendent's recommendation elementary redistricting 2017.pdf (22,695 KB)

  • Dr. Hill recommends Alternative A
Educational facilities master plan - Report Item_package_May32017.pdf (636 KB)

Budget update -

Hiring/recruitment/transfer fair updates

Legislative update

  • HB Sick Leave Bill
  • Protection of whistle blowers in the school system
  • Cap on student testing bills in house and senate
  • HB978 - state accountability bill under ESSA
  • HB1240 - burden of proof bill
  • HB174/SB710 - Special education parent consent for IEP
  • HB425/SB651 - restrict suspensions of K students
  • SB232/HB616 - Policy on student pregnancy and absences
  • SB1060 - opiod abuse and overdose medication in schools
Discipline matrix - 20170508 Discipline Matrix and Student Code of Conduct Review.ppt (859 KB)
Policy 5000 revisions matrix.5000.complete.pdf (282 KB)
Unfinished business
  • Palko - State Adult HS Task Force; new bill passed.
  • McGraw - how we provide bus services, update
  • Lukas - Board will continue with the current bus contractor systems.
New business
  • Palko - MABE resolution committee; are we interested in changing any of the MABE resolutions.   Wants opinions by June 2nd.
Future agenda items
  • Marshall - Update on the status of goals
  • Marshall - case management of special ed
  • Crawford - when presentations come before us, wants to know what is law, policy, comar, etc.
Recognition – 4:15 p.m.
 
  • Ruth Ann Hall Scholarship awards - 2017 Ruth Ann Hall Champion Student Recognition Winners.pdf (231 KB)
  • Resolution - Washington Post Principal of the Year Awards Program: Accepting: Wilhelmina S. Pugh, Malcolm Elementary School
  • Students -
    • Talore' Forrest, eleventh-grade, Personal Responsibility, Westlake High School, Principal: Michael Meiser
    • Sohail Samar, eighth-grade, Career Readiness, Theodore G. Davis Middle School, Principal: Kimberly McClarin
    • Tiwaloluwa Dapo-Adeyemo, fifth-grade, Academic Achievement, Indian Head Elementary School, Principal: Tim Rosin
    • Natalie Halloran, fifth-grade, Personal Responsibility, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, Principal: William Miller
    • Christal Hardy, third-grade, Personal Responsibility, F.B. Gwynn Center, Principal: Daphne Burns
  • Employees
    • Megan Parsons, mathematics teacher, Davis
    • Rhonda Slater, fifth-grade teacher, Indian Head
    • Steven Timmermann, physical education teacher, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy
    • Amy Adams, special education teacher, Gwynn Center
    • Jackson Long, theater arts teacher, Westlake High School: Principal: Michael Meiser
Public Forum – 6 p.m.
  • Tasha Shavins - rule that children are not allowed to give out birthday cards to classmates.  Has three children with autism.  Wants an exception for children with special needs.
Action items
  • Minutes
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/4/17 by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
 
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/24/17 by Abell; Second by McGraw
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
 
Motion to accept the Minutes 4/25/17 by Abell; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Marshall, McGraw, Palko; Abstain = Lukas, Kelly

  • Personnel
Motion to accept Personnel by Abell; Second by Kelly
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • 2018-19 school calendar
Motion to accept the 2018-2019 School Calendar by Palko; Second by Abell
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
  • FY 2017 Intercategory budget transfer request
Motion to accept the Intercategory budget transfer by Abell; Second by Palko
Yes = Abell, Crawford, Kelly, Lukas, Marshall, McGraw, Palko
Adjournment
 
 


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