School Board Summary October 11, 2022

The Loudoun County School Board held a meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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


Department of Support Services: Chief Operations Officer Kevin Lewis; Director, Division of Planning & GIS Services Beverly Tate; Larry Branch and Steve Hammond of the Black History Committee, Friends of Thomas Balch Library; and Edna Johnston (History Matters, LLC) spoke about the review of school names associated with the Confederate cause; named for individuals involved with the institution of slavery; or individuals who promoted and implemented racial segregation laws in Virginia during the eras of Jim Crow and Massive Resistance.

Department of Instruction: Deputy Superintendent Dr. Ashley Ellis and Director of Research, Assessment, and School Improvement Dr. Ryan Tyler presented annual Student Achievement Data.

Mr. Lewis and Director, Division of Transportation Kenneth “Scott” Davies presented the Student Transportation Operational Update. 



Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler presented the Loudoun County Public Schools Heroic Award to seven Heritage High School employees who offered life-saving aid to a colleague. When behavioral assistant Felicia Brewer collapsed in a workroom on September 9, several of her colleagues started emergency procedures that saved her life. Doreen Cook, Karen Slothouber, Michael Krepinevich, Michelle Tibbs, Ashley Kolbas, Kandi Oden and Nurse Alison Stephan provided life-saving aid that revived Ms. Brewer before emergency personnel could reach the scene. The Heritage staff performed CPR and used a defibrillator to revive Ms. Brewer while keeping emergency personnel apprised of her condition. Their quick, calm thinking saved her life.


Coordinator of Experiential Learning Kristina Lee; Supervisor of Digital Experience Chris Watson; Legacy Elementary School Digital Experience Specialist Christine Ashkar; Independence High School student Felix Sohn, who interns at Legacy Elementary School; Aneesha Koninty, a student at Rock Ridge High School who interns at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary; Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School Digital Experience Specialist John King; and Creighton’s Corner Elementary School Principal Brendan Quigley presented information on the Computer Science and Digital Innovation Student Internships. 


The School Board Approved: Minutes; Finance and Operations Committee: RFP #R20239 Construction Support Services, Renewal; Finance and Operations Committee: RFP #R21263 Elevators, Wheelchair Lifts, and Dumbwaiters; Preventive Maintenance and Repairs - Various Locations, Renewal; Finance and Operations Committee: IFB #I22316 Custodial Supplies and Equipment for Ongoing Needs; Finance and Operations Committee: Approval of Capital Renewals and Alterations Fund Transfer to MS-14; Finance and Operations Committee: Contract Award for Entry Modifications to Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge High School for GMP6 under RFP #19-476; Finance & Operations Committee: Cancellation of IFB 22-506 and Rejection of Bids for Student Welcome Center and Classroom Addition at Sterling Elementary School; Specialized Programs and Centers: Middleburg Charter Community School Renewal Contract and Renewal of Lease Agreement; Department of Support Services: Douglass High School Memoranda of Understanding with LCPS-Related Historical Organizations and Douglass High School Commemorative Committee Update; and Personnel Actions, including the following administrative appointment:


Recommended revisions to Policy 6210, Student Transportation.


Department of Support Services: Mr. Lewis presented an update on the Fiscal Year 2023 student enrollment. As of September 30, 2022, LCPS had a student population of 82233. That compares to 81642 on the same date in 2021. Mr. Lewis also detailed changes to Policy 6510, Naming School Facilities.  

Legislative and Policy Committee: Ms. Reaser, Chief of Staff Dr. Daniel Smith and Charlie Jackson, partner, director of public affairs and communication for Jackson-West Consulting LLP, presented the 2023 Legislative Program. Dr. Smith reviewed the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Legislative Positions.

Human Resources and Talent Development: Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa Boland presented three options for the 2023-2024 student school calendar.



Loudoun Education Foundation Executive Director Danielle Nadler presented an overview of the Foundation’s efforts for School Year 2022-2023.


Juniors Tanek Swain and Akshita Tiwari, of the Academies of Loudoun, who were among the winners in the Womanium Global Quantum Computing Hackathon, led the Pledge of Allegiance. 


The Potomac Falls High School Guitar Quartet and guitar students from River Bend Middle School performed the National Anthem. River Bend Middle School eighth-grade guitarists who performed included Matthew Gortayo, Wyatt Robbins, Levi Simpson and Nick Renzoni. Members of the Potomac Falls High School Guitar Quartet included William Blanco, Angelica Franco Brito, Evie Johnston and David Navarro.

Published October 12, 2022