Board of Education

Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8931
Fax 301.334.7621

Minutes October 19, 2010




Oakland, Maryland 21550


Tuesday, October 19, 2010



Part I - Call to Order

Dr. Donald Forrester, President, called the special meeting of the Board of Education to order at 7:00 p.m.   Also in attendance were Mr. Thomas Carr, Vice President; Mr. James Raley; and Mrs. Charlotte Sebold; and Rodney Durst, associate members and Dr. Wendell Teets, Superintendent of Schools.  The meeting was held at the Garrett County Board of Education.

Due to a conflict with Mr. Carr’s schedule on the date of the December board meeting, the Board’s consensus is to change the meeting to Monday, December 13, 2010. 

Mrs. Waggoner informed the Board that she provided them with the notebook for the Bloomington Elementary and Kitzmiller Elementary Advisory Committees for the proposed school closings.  She also provided the Board with the September ACE agenda and the minutes for the April and September 2010 committee meetings.

Part II – Executive Session

             Upon a motion by Mr. Carr and a second by Mr. Raley, the Board of Education agreed (4-0) to move to executive session at 7:05 p.m. in accordance with Public Law 4-106 and Section 10-508 of the State Government Code for the purpose of discussing personnel matters affecting one or more individuals.  Board members discussed items that included appointments, a resignation, and Broad Ford School Staffing. 

Dr. Teets, Mr. Ervin Fink, Executive Director of Administration and Mrs. Sue Waggoner, Executive Director of Instruction, were present during all or part of the executive session.  Mr. Keith Harvey, Director of Human Resources, was absent due to a death in the family.

            Part III – Reopening Public Session

Dr. Forrester reconvened the public session at 7:46 p.m.  

                              Part IV – Personnel Recommendations

            Dr. Teets recommended approval of the following personnel matters:

·       Appointments:        Sgt. Ronald Ours, JROTC Instructor, SH, eff. 11/01/10 

·        Resignation:           Crystal Williams, Secretary VI (part-time), NX, eff. 10/29/10 

Lawrence McKenzie was appointed the Director of Finance with an effective date of November 15, 2010.  The appointment was approved and will not be announced publicly until Thursday, October 21, 2010.  This will allow for Mr. McKenzie to inform his current employer. 

Upon a motion by Mr. Raley and a second by Mr. Durst, the Board of Education approved (4-0) the superintendent’s recommendations.

                        Part V - Adjournment

Upon a motion by Mr. Carr, the Board adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m. 




Dr. Donald D. Forrester

Wendell D. Teets



Approved:   November 9, 2010