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School Board Summary December 14

 

The Loudoun County School Board held a meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

School Board Chair Brenda L. Sheridan (Sterling District), Vice Chair Atoosa Reaser (Algonkian District), Harris Mahedavi (Ashburn District), Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge District), Andrew Hoyler (Broad Run District), John Beatty (Catoctin District), Jeff Morse (Dulles District) and Tom Marshall (Leesburg District) attended the meeting in-person at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. Denise Corbo (At-Large) participated in the meeting remotely.

 

The full agenda for this School Board meeting and the video replay of the meeting, indexed to specific agenda items can be found on the LCPS website, www.lcps.org.

 

Following an executive session, the School Board voted to appoint Tom Marshall to its vacant Leesburg District seat. Marshall takes the place of Beth Barts, who resigned on November 2.

The School Board approved three action items during this meeting: a proclamation designating the week of January 17-21, 2022, as No Name-Calling Week; a proclamation declaring January 23-29, 2022, as Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week; and the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The School Board heard seven information items:

  • School Board member Jeff Morse and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Ashley Ellis Adoption of Policy 5115, Special Programs and Academies.
  • Chief Financial Officer Sharon Willoughby presented the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
  • School Board member Andrew Hoyler presented the Revision of Policy 4125, Cash in School Buildings.
  • Mr. Hoyler also presented the Revision of Policy 4210, Inventory and Reporting of Loss or Damage.
  • Mr. Hoyler outlined the Revision of Policy 6530, Changing School Attendance Zones.
  • Mr. Hoyler detailed changes in the Revision of Policy 6215, School Board Owned Vehicle Operations.
  • Mr. Hoyler and Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler outlined issues concerning the Adoption of Policy 6420, Environmental, Health, and Safety.

 

Timothy R. Sparbanie was appointed as the inaugural principal of Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the captains of the Stone Bridge High School Class 5 state champion volleyball team, Allison GardnerTrisha Guevara and Lilah Stevens and their coach, Jill Raschiatore, and the captains of the 10-time Class 4 state champion Loudoun County High School volleyball team, Delaney BrosanSarah Jordan and Hanna Mullan.  

The National Anthem and a seasonal selection were performed by the Stone Bridge High School Mastersingers under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Daniel Jackson.

 

 

 

 

Published December 16, 2021