Board of Education

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

Minutes August 13, 2013

BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

MEETING OF THE GARRETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Oakland, Maryland 21550

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

Part I - Call to Order

 

Mrs. Cynthia Downton, President, called the business meeting of the Board of Education to order at 7:22 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. Ms. 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 – Opening Ceremonies

 

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

 

Part III – Consent Agenda

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Reckart, seconded by Mr. Carr, the Board of Education unanimously approved the consent agenda with one addition to the agenda.  Approval of the newly designed Board of Education logo was added as an action item under New Business. 

           

Part IV – Superintendent’s Report

 

Dr. Wilson reported the following announcements:

·       August 15-16              A & S Retreat

·       August 19                   New Teacher orientation

·       August 20                   Teachers begin with professional Development

·       August 22                   Garrett County Public Schools countywide Back to School Event

Garrett County Fairgrounds  8:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

·       August 26                   Schools reopen (3 hour early dismissal)

·       September 2                Labor Day – No School

 

Part V – Hearing of Constituents

 

There were no constituents signed up to speak. 

 

Part VI – Continuing Business

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, seconded by Mr. Carr, the Board of Education unanimously approved Board Policy 960, Materials Distribution Policy.

 

Part VII – New Business

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, seconded by Mrs. Sebold, the Board of Education unanimously approved Board Policy 900, Video Surveillance in regards to the school buses.

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, seconded by Mr. Reckart, the Board of Education unanimously approved the Memorandum of Understanding for the Use of Intellectual property between Garrett County Public Schools and Allegany County Public Schools.

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, seconded by Mr. Reckart, the Board of Education unanimously approved the revisions to the organizational chart which is part of Board Policy 200, Administration.

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Reckart, seconded by Mrs. Sebold, the Board of Education unanimously approved the newly designed Board of Education logo.

 

Part VIII – Board Business

 

Mr. Carr informed the Board that MABE’s largest single revenue source is membership dues.  MABE’s dues for FY14 are inadequate to address the current expenses.  Therefore, membership will be asked to authorize a one-time supplemental dues increase which will result in an additional contribution of approximately $1,600.00 to ensure MABE’s ongoing fiscal viability.  He reported there will be a 5% increase for FY15 and beyond.

 

Mr. Carr informed the Board that LSA will meet on September 9, 2013.

 

Part IX – Information Items

 

a.      The Steering Wheel

b.     Transportation Department – Respect the Big Yellow and Obey the Red

c.      2013/2014 Garrett County Public Schools Calendar

 

Part X – Recess

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Forrester, the Board adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

_______________________________________ _______________________________________
Mrs. Cynthia Downton Dr. Janet S. Wilson
President Secretary/Treasurer
Approved:   September 10, 2013