School Board Summary May 9, 2023

The Loudoun County School Board held a meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

Board Member Attendance

  • Chair Ian Serotkin: Present

  • Vice Chair Harris Mahedavi: Present

  • Jeff Morse: Absent

  • Atoosa Reaser: Present

  • Tiffany Polifko: Present

  • John Beatty: Present

  • Erika Ogedegbe: Present

  • Brenda Sheridan: Present

  • Denise Corbo: Absent (Ms. Corbo monitored the meeting remotely)


School Board Work Session

Dr. Asia Jones, Department of Student Services, and the team from Student Services presented on the LCPS response to increase awareness about illicit Fentanyl which is driving the increase in U.S. drug overdose deaths.


Dr. Michelle Luttrell, Principal, Loudoun County High School; Lisa Boland, Chief Human Resources Officer, and the team for Goal 2 of the One LCPS | 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence presented an update on Goal 2, Exemplary Staff.


Dr. Asia Jones, Department of Student Services, and Chief Financial Officer, Sharon Willoughby, and other representatives presented an update on the FY24 special education staffing standard allocation and assignment of positions.


Dr. Ashley Ellis, Deputy Superintendent and Scott Meisenzahl, School Improvement Supervisor, provided the School Board with information on the identification of 2023-2024 Title I served schools.


The School Board then went into a closed session.


Recessed Meeting


Pledge Leaders and National Anthem

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Sarah Proper from River Bend Middle School. The National Anthem was performed by the Dominion High School Choir.


Student and Staff Recognition

Representatives from Human Resources and Talent Development presented the 2023 HRTD Staff Recognitions.


Dr. Smith, Acting Superintendent, recognized the Independence High School Golf team; Lightridge High School Scholastic Bowl; Rock Ridge High School Theatre Festival; and, Dominion High School Debate team for capturing the VHSL state championship for their sport or activity.

For the May One LCPS spotlight staff and students from Riverside High School highlighted their efforts in mental health support and structure in their school. This work supports aligned action related to Goal 1.3 of the One LCPS: 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence.

Student School Board Representatives

Ashley Caffo from Heritage High School

Sage Hurtado from Dominion HIgh School

Elizabeth Brubaker from Woodgrove High School


Acting Superintendent’s Report

Dr. Smith shared a number of updates, including:

  • LCPS celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 23rd Annual School Business Partnership Recognition

  • Elementary Master Schedule Changes

  • LCPS partnership with SchooLinks for college and career readiness


View the entire report.


Public Comment

Community members participated in person and virtually to provide the School Board with comments on a range of topics.


Action Items

The Board addressed six Action Items from the agenda, including:

Information Items

The Board discussed several information items, including:


Board Member Comments and Committee Reports

Board members provided updates on their committees’ work and comments on various topics.

For the full Board meeting, visit the LCPS website.

*The summary is provided as a quick reference to School Board meeting activity but does not serve as an official record. Official minutes are posted as soon as available. 

Published May 10, 2023