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School Board Agenda October 26

 

The Loudoun County School Board will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, in the School Board meeting room at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.

The full meeting agenda is available on the LCPS website.

The School Board will accept public comment three ways – in-person, live virtually (remote) and written – at this meeting. The School Board recently released new guidelines for those taking part in public comment, including providing a form of identification conforming to eligibility criteria for public speakers.

The comment registration forms are limited to the current School Board meeting. Please sign up for only one method of public comment. Speakers will not be allowed to use multiple methods to comment. If duplicate registrations are found, registrants will be contacted to see which method of participation they will use.

Telephone registration for in-person public comment will open at 8 a.m. Monday, October 25, and close at noon Tuesday, October 26. Telephone registration will be accepted at 571-252-1030.

The procedures for commenting to the School Board are as follows:

  • Sign-up for public comment will close at noon on Tuesday, October 26. For those who have not pre-registered, walk-up registrations for in-person public comment will be accepted at the front of the LCPS Administrative Offices until five minutes before the start of the public portion of the meeting (3:55 p.m.) Walk-up speakers will be added to the end of the in-person comment list.
  • In-person speakers will follow virtual speakers. (The order of in-person and virtual alternates between meetings.) 
  • The list of pre-registered speakers will be posted on the front windows at the west entrance to the Administrative Offices and on the school division’s website.
  • Ten speakers at a time will be admitted to the building. The next 10 speakers will be in line just outside the building and will be admitted as a group. The next 10 speakers will be forming a line to enter the building as the second group prepares to enter. 
  • Only one speaker at a time will be allowed into the School Board Meeting Room.
  • Those speakers not present when the School Board chair calls their name have missed their slot and will not be re-called.

The following safety protocols are in effect for those entering the Administrative Offices to attend School Board meetings:

  • Only people signed up to speak to the School Board will be allowed to enter the building.
  • No public viewing area will be available during public comment.
  • The public will be able to view the business portion of the School Board meeting in the School Board Meeting Room once public comment has ended. 
  • All persons and items entering the building are subject to search.
  • The following items will not be allowed inside the LCPS Administrative Offices: bags and purses, backpacks, food, sticks or rods of any kind, voice-enhancement devices, aerosols, noise-making devices, mace, pepper spray, weapons of any kind.
  • Mask-wearing for those attending the October 26 meeting in-person will follow LCPS’ current guidance for the 2021-2022 school year and posted signs at the LCPS Administrative Offices.

There will be no public access to bathrooms or other facilities inside the LCPS Administrative Offices.

The board will consider five action items during the meeting: Douglass High School Renovation and Building Use Requests; 2022 Legislative Program; Revision of Policy 2150, Compensation; Loudoun County Fiscal Impact Committee Representation from Loudoun County Public Schools; and the Contract Agreement between Loudoun County Public Schools and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology for School Year 2022-2023.

The agenda contains 13 information items:

  • School Psychologists’ Week and Proclamation
  • Family and Community Engagement Month Proclamation
  • Revision of Policy 4170, Insurance Management
  • Revision of Policy 4310, Purchasing Authority
  • Adoption of Policy 8140, Student Attendance Requirements and Procedures (Former Policy 8-17)
  • VSBA Legislative Positions
  • Substitute Incentives
  • Pickle Ball Implementation Plan
  • COVID Funds Update
  • Information Related to Middle School Athletics Options
  • Revision of Policy 4320, Methods of Procurement
  • Revision of Policy 4020, Student Fees and Charges
  • Revision of Policy 6130, Unpaid Meal Debt

The meeting will be live-streamed on LCPS.org and televised on Comcast channel 18 and Verizon FIOS channel 43.

 

 

 

 

Published October 22, 2021