December 14, 2010 ~ Second Tuesday School Board Meeting

December 14, 2010 – 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

ACTION
The School Board Approved:

Minutes; exemption from school attendance for religious reasons; IFB #10-06, Recap Tire Service, Renewal; IFB #0901, Fire Sprinkler/Suppression System, Inspections and Repair, Renewal; RFP #11F, Bus Driver and Department of Transportation Physicals and Other Services; RFP #11G, Towing and Vehicle Recovery Services; RFP #10H, Agency Nursing Services for Students, Renewal; Committee to Suggest Names for New High School (HS-7) to be located on Goshen Road, adjacent to the Stone Ridge development; and licensed and classified personnel actions, including the following administrative appointment:

Eric L. Stewart as director of curriculum and instruction effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Stewart holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics education from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University. He has served as a math teacher at Loudoun County High School; as a dean at Broad Run High School; as assistant principal at J. Lupton Simpson Middle School; as principal of Sully Elementary; and as principal at Smart's Mill Middle School.

… a transfer request in excess of $50,000.
…commending the LCPS Special Education and Transportation departments for regularly analyzing bus routes to improve efficiencies and in reducing bus routes by combining special education students with regular student bus riders where feasible.
…adopting the Superintendent's Proposed Capital Improvement Program for the purpose of offering amendments.

INFORMATION
Support Services – Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Jeff Platenberg spoke about cell tower placement on land owned by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).
Deputy Superintendent – School Board member Dr. Joseph Guzman (Sugarland Run) presented policy revision §8-10, Comments and Complaints.
Personnel Services – School Board member Tom Marshall (Leesburg District) presented proposed School Board Policy §7-28, Involuntary Reassignment.

DELEGATIONS
Ericka LeFew spoke on de-staffing policies. Jeffrey Goldman spoke on the Superintendent's Proposed Capital Improvement Program.

STUDENT SCHOOL MEMBER
Brandon Bester, a senior at Briar Woods High School, was introduced as the December Student School Board member.

CALENDAR

December 23

WINTER BREAK (Classes Resume January 3, 2011)

– December 30

December 23

WINTER BREAK – All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

December 24

December 31

New Year's Day Holiday - All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

Friday

January 4

6:30 p.m.

Organizational Meeting of the School Board and

Tuesday

School Administration Building

FY 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program and

FY 2012-2016 Capital Asset Preservation

Program Work Session and Adoption

January 5

6:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Superintendent's Proposed

Wednesday

School Administration Building

FY 2012 Operating Budget

January 11

8:15 a.m.

Career and Technical Education Foundation

Tuesday

Monroe Technology Center

Board of Trustees

4:00 and 6:30 p.m.

2nd Tuesday School Board Meeting

School Administration Building

January 12

7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP)

Wednesday

School Administration Building

January 13

6:30 p.m.

Public Hearing and Work Session – FY2012

Thursday

School Administration Building

Operating Budget

January 17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY HOLIDAY – All Schools and Administrative Offices

Monday

Closed

January 18

6:30 p.m.

Public Hearing and Work Session – FY2012

Tuesday

School Administration Building

Operating Budget

7:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee

School Administration Building

January 19

7:00 p.m.

Minority Student Achievement Advisory

Wednesday

School Administration Building

Committee

January 20

8:00 a.m.

School-Business Partnership Executive Council

Thursday

School Administration Building

January 24

MOVEABLE STUDENT HOLIDAY (Planning/Records/Conference Day)

Monday

6:00 p.m.

Personnel Services Committee

School Administration Building

January 25

6:30 p.m.

4th Tuesday School Board Meeting

Tuesday

School Administration Building

January 27

8:00 a.m.

Loudoun Education Foundation

Thursday

School Administration Building

4:00 p.m.

School Health Advisory Board

School Administration Building

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.