Board of Education

Board of Education
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Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8931
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Minutes July 9, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

MEETING OF THE GARRETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Oakland, Maryland 21550

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 

Part I - Call to Order

 

Mrs. Cynthia Downton, President, called the business meeting of the Board of Education to order at 6:55 p.m.  Also in attendance were Mr. Thomas Carr, Vice President; Dr. Donald Forrester, Mr. Rodney Reckart, Mrs. Charlotte Sebold, associate members; and Dr. Janet Wilson, Superintendent of Schools.  Miriam Sincell, Board Attorney; Commissioner Bob Gatto, Ex-Officio Member; and John Major, III, Student Member of the Board, were also present.  The meeting was held at central office. 

 

Part II – Read Closed Session Summary for Executive Session – April 30, 2013 and June 11, 2013

 

Dr. Wilson read the closed session summary for the executive session for April 30, 2013 and June 11, 2013. 

 

Part III – Opening Ceremonies

 

Mrs. Downton led a moment of silence after which Mr. Major led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Part IV – Consent Agenda

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, seconded by Mr. Carr, the Board of Education unanimously approved the consent agenda.

           

Part V – Superintendent’s Report

 

Dr. Wilson reported the following announcements:

 

August 22       Garrett County Public Schools Professional Development at Garrett County Fair Grounds from 8:10 a.m. – noon

 

April 25          Allegany County Board of Education will sponsor a Boardsmanship Academy on Social Media

 

July 14            Education Effectiveness Academy (EEA) will be held this week

 

Part VI – Hearing of Constituents

 

There were no constituents signed up to speak. 

 

Part VII – Continuing Business

 

Dr. Phil Lauver, Supervisor of Pupil Services, presented the revisions to the Student Handbook at the June Board meeting. Upon a motion by Mr. Carr, seconded by Mr. Reckart, the Board of Education unanimously approved the revisions to the Student Handbook:  Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline.

 

Part VIII – New Business

 

Mr. Ed Wildesen presented information on the Vehicle Fleet Bid during the work session.  Upon a motion by Mr. Carr, seconded by Dr. Forrester, the Board of Education unanimously approved the Selective Insurance Biz through CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc., including the terrorism coverage, at a cost of $45,311.00.

 

Mrs. Downton reviewed the Board of Education Mission, Vision, and Goals during the work session.  Upon a motion by Mr. Carr, seconded by Mrs. Sebold, the Board of Education unanimously approved the Board of Education Mission, Vision, and Goals as amended.

 

Part IX – Board Business

 

Mr. Carr informed the Board that the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) Annual Conference will be held October 2-4 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.  He also informed the Board of regional training sessions for ethics panels and social media will be available in the near future. 

 

Mr. Carr will be reappointed as the LSA director of Garrett County.

 

Mr. Carr also informed the Board of a possible increase of MABE dues.

 

Commissioner Gatto thanked the Board for its participation in the joint public meeting.  He stated that they have not received any feedback from the public.  There was discussion regarding the next agreed upon joint meeting.  Dr. Wilson mentioned that the facilities study is unlikely to be completed until October; however, Commissioner Gatto stated, “You guys need a decision in September, and we should be able to accommodate that, I think.” 

 

Commissioner Gatto announced that the Commissioners will be presenting a “State of the County” at the Chamber Before Hours on July 16, 2013. 

 

Part X – Information Items

 

a.      July 2013 HOPE health letter

 

Part XI – Adjournment

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, the Board adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

_______________________________________ _______________________________________
Mrs. Cynthia Downton Dr. Janet S. Wilson
President Secretary/Treasurer
Approved:   August 13, 2013