April 13, 2011 ~ Second Tuesday School Board Meeting

April 13 2011 – School Board Meeting
LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
4:00 & 6:30 P.M. School Board Meeting Room
21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA
Presiding: John Stevens, Chairman

RECOGNITIONS
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Science Supervisor Odette Scovel introduced the winners of the 30th Annual Loudoun Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The winners included Best of Fair Emily Crisp of the Academy of Science/Briar Woods High School, Kelsi Faley of Heritage High School, Paul Howell of Dominion High School and Anurag Mather of the Academy of Science/Dominion High School; Animal Sciences, Skyelar Decker of Dominion High School; Behavioral & Social Sciences, Amanda Powers of Loudoun County High School; Biochemistry, Emily Crisp of Academy of Science/Briar Woods High School; Cellular & Molecular Biology, Ana Gabriel Guzman and Allison Meadows of the Academy of Science/Dominion High School; Chemistry, Tracey Atkinson, Academy of Science/Briar Woods High School; Computer Science, Zachary Newman of Dominion High School; Earth & Planetary Science, Leah Basso, Briar Woods High School; Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Nicholas Montgomery, Freedom High School; Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering, Anurag Mathur, Academy of Science/Dominion High School; Energy & Transportation, Ryan Tatman, Potomac Falls High School; Environmental Management, Molly Booth, Academy of Science/Briar Woods High School; Environmental Sciences, Elizabeth Hoerauf, Academy of Science/Dominion High School; Mathematical Sciences, Anson Rosenthal, Academy of Science/Park View High School; Medicine & Health Sciences, Paul Howell, Dominion High School; Microbiology, Catherine Gorick & Yasamin Sharifzadeh-Moghaddam, Academy of Science/Briar Woods High School; Physics & Astronomy, Rachel Schendzielos, Freedom High School; and Plant Sciences, Kelsi Faley, Heritage High School. Director of Elementary Education Dr. Mike Martin introduced David Keller of Stone Bridge High School as the 2011 Agnes Meyer Award winner. (This award also honors Loudoun County's Teacher of the Year.) Director of Middle School Education Barbara Nichols introduced Belmont Ridge Principal Timothy Flynn as the recipient of The Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Loudoun County. (This award also serves as the Principal of the Year Award for Loudoun.)

REMEMBRANCE
A moment of silence was held in honor of Laurie C. McDonald, the principal of Evergreen Mill Elementary, who passed away April 3rd. Mrs. McDonald served the children of Loudoun County for 38 years.

ACTION
The School Board Approved:
Minutes; Student Expulsion; Deed of Easement Between the Loudoun County School Board and Verizon South, Inc. - John Champe High School Property; Deed of Easement Between the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County, Virginia - John Champe High School Property; Deed of Easement Between the Loudoun County School Board and Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas) - John Champe High School Property; Deed of Easement Between the Loudoun County School Board and the Town of Leesburg - Loudoun County High School Property; RFP #10R, Professional Design Services, Renewal and Licensed and Classified personnel actions, including the following administrative appointment and retirement:

Richard Rudnick as principal of Countryside Elementary effective July 1, 2011. Mr. Rudnick holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Chester University and a master's degree in administration and supervision from Shenandoah University. He has served as a third and fourth grade teacher at Potowmack Elementary; as a fourth grade teacher at Horizon and Mill Run elementary schools and as assistant principal at Guilford Elementary.

Roberta Griffith announced her retirement as the principal of Blue Ridge Middle School effective June 30, 2011. Ms. Griffith holds a bachelor's degree in history from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master's degree in American Civilization from the University of Houston. She completed additional coursework in mid-management certification at the University of Houston. Ms. Griffith served as an American history teacher for the Austin Independent School District; Spring Woods High School in Houston; as Social Studies Department chair at Northbrook High School in Houston; as assistant principal at Landrum and Spring Branch middle schools in Houston; as a principal in Cleveland Independent School District in Texas; as executive director of curriculum and instruction for Corrigan-Camden Independent School District in Texas; and as assistant principal, acting principal and principal of Blue Ridge Middle School.

… adoption of its FY 2012 budget.
… revision of Equal Opportunity Policies §3-1 and §7-1.
… policy review §3-2 Sex Discrimination.
… policy review §8-25 Transfer to Under-Enrolled Schools.

INFORMATION
Pupil Services – Director of Special Education Mary Kearney presented the 2011-2012 Annual Plan for Special Education and Application for Federal Fund.

DELEGATIONS
Ken McVearry spoke in favor of the Lexington Seven property as a potential site for HS-8. Vicki Shey spoke about the decision to cut the library assistant contract. Sandy Sullivan spoke on behalf of the Loudoun Education Association about a potential reassignment policy and budget reconciliation. Matthew Gallelli spoke about the need for a cost-of-living adjustment as part of the budget reconciliation.

CALENDAR

April 18-22

SPRING BREAK – All Schools Closed

Monday-Friday

April 21-22

SPRING BREAK – All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

Thurs.-Friday

April 25

6:00 p.m.

Personnel Services Committee

Monday

School Administration Building

April 26

5:30 p.m.

Finance & Facilities Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

6:30 p.m.

4th Tuesday School Board Meeting

School Administration Building

April 27

8:30 a.m.

Technology Steering Committee

Wednesday

School Administration Building

6:30 p.m.

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

School Administration Building

7:00 p.m.

Minority Student Achievement

School Administration Building

Advisory Committee

April 28

8:00 a.m.

Loudoun Education Foundation

Thursday

School Administration Building

May 3

5:30 p.m.

Legislative & Policy Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

May 9

6:30 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee –

Monday

School Administration Building

Town Hall Meeting

May 10

8:15 a.m.

Career and Technology Education

Tuesday

Monroe Technology Center

Foundation Board of Trustees

3:30 p.m.

Finance & Facilities Committee

School Administration Building

4:00 & 6:30 p.m.

2nd Tuesday School Board Meeting

School Administration Building

May 11

7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

Wednesday

School Administration Building

May 17

7:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

May 18

6:00 p.m.

LCPS Staff Retirement Dinner

Wednesday

The Golf Club

Lansdowne Conference Center & Resort

COMCAST – Public Access Channel 18 telecasts School Board meetings live and at noon on Thursday following the live meetings. The meeting will also be Web cast at www.LCPS.org.