School Board Summary November 15, 2022


The Loudoun County School Board held a meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

Chair Jeff Morse (Dulles District), Vice Chair Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge District), Atoosa Reaser (Algonkian District), Harris Mahedavi (Ashburn District), Tiffany Polifko (Broad Run District), John Beatty (Catoctin District), Erika Ogedegbe (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.

 

NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Tiffany Polifko (Broad Run District) and Erika Ogedegbe (Leesburg District) joined the School Board as the result of the November 8 election.

 

WORK SESSION

Chair Morse spoke about School Board Operations as it relates to board committees. Superintendent Dr. Scott Ziegler, Chief Financial Officer Sharon Willoughby and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Ashley Ellis presented the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Update and School Board Prioritization. Assistant Superintendent, Department of Student Services Dr. Asia Jones, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Neil Slevin and J. Lupton Simpson Middle School Principal Lenny Compton presented the One LCPS | 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence: Goal 1 Update.

 

COLOR GUARD

A Color Guard from the Loudoun County High School JROTC presented the colors. Color guard members included Grace McGuirk, Dean Stillings, Elle Shin and Emerson Webb. Their instructor is Naval Science Instructor Dennis M. Gaitens, GySgt USMC (Ret.).

 

PLEDGE LEADERS

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by three LCPS teachers who joined the school division this year. These teachers are all military veterans. They are being honored as part of LCPS’ Veterans Day recognitions. The teachers are Michael Girdy, a music teacher at Belmont Station Elementary School; Alicia Schofield, a fifth-grade math & language arts teacher at Cool Spring Elementary; and Kevin Wetmore, a Social Science & Global Studies Teacher at Seneca Ridge Middle School. 

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

The Tolbert Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Jennifer Canales, performed the National Anthem.   

 

RECOGNITIONS

Willard Middle School Principal Jeff Rounsley, Student Equity Ambassador Gabrielle Doffoh, Instructional Facilitator for Technology Adam Howells, Social Studies Teacher Leisha Lucent, School Counselor & Equity Lead Jazlynn Moody, Assistant Principal Steven Pickering, Assistant Principal Gela Russell, and Student Equity Ambassador Sid Yenireddy presented a program on School Student Voice.

 

ACTION

The School Board Approved: Minutes; Personnel Actions; Finance and Operations Committee: Revision of Policy 4145, Petty Cash Funds; Finance and Operations Committee: Revision of Policy 6140, Free and Reduced-Price Meal Services; Finance and Operations Committee: Contract Award for IFB #22-511-CED Summer 2023 Roof Replacement at Cedar Lane Elementary School; Finance and Operations Committee: Contract Award for IFB #22-511-HRZ Summer 2023 Roof Replacement at Horizon Elementary School; Finance and Operations Committee: Contract Award for IFB #22-511-LOW Summer 2023 Roof Replacement at Lowes Island Elementary School; Legislative and Policy Committee: Revision of Policy 1020, Strategic Framework; Legislative and Policy Committee: Revision of Policy 2120, Election, Term of Office, and Vacancy in Office; and Student Services Committee: Revision of Policy 8420, Student Medication.

 

… Revision of Policy 4115, School Activity Funds

… Revision of Policy 4160, Capital Improvement Program, and Deletion of Policy 6520, Superintendent's Recommended Capital Improvement Program: Closure of an Existing School

… New Policy 5420, Controversial and Sensitive Curriculum Standards

… A Family and Community Engagement Month Proclamation

… A School Psychologists' Week Proclamation

… A plan to move ahead with the procurement of Literacy for All and English Language Arts Textbook/Resource Adoption Recommendations

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC) Chair Brandon Ferris and Supervisor of Career and Technical Education Dr. Lhe Smith presented the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Quarterly Update.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

Capital Budgets: Chief Operations Officer Kevin Lewis presented the Superintendent’s Fiscal Year 2024-Fiscal Year 2029 Capital Budgets.

Curriculum and Instruction Committee: Mr. Serotkin, Dr. Ellis and Mr. Slevin detailed New Policy 5055, Parental Notice of Sexually Explicit Content.

Department of Business and Financial Services: Mrs. Willoughby outlined the Revenue Sharing Agreement Draft MOU with Loudoun County.

Human Resources and Talent Development: Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa Boland presented two additional options for the 2023-2024 Student School Calendar.

Department of Instruction: Dr. Ellis, Mr. Slevin and Supervisor - Early Literacy, Elementary Reading & Writing Kathryn Neal presented Access to Literacy for All and English Language Arts Textbook/Resource Adoption Recommendations.

Superintendent's Office: Dr. Ziegler provided the Superintendent's Operational Update.





Published November 16, 2022