December 8, 2009 ~ Second Tuesday School Board Meeting

December 8, 2009 – School Board Meeting
4:00 & 6:30 P.M. School Board Meeting Room
21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA
Presiding: Robert F. DuPree, Chairman

A public hearing was held on the Jafari Rose Garden, LLC, Property.

Director of High School Education David Spage recognized Park View High School for being named one of five “Breakthrough Schools” in America by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Park Principal View Principal Dr. Virginia Minshew spoke on behalf of the high school.

The School Board Approved:
Minutes; School Board Policy Revision and Adoption: §6-11, Transportation on State-Maintained Dead End Roads and Private Roads and §6-21, Eligible Riders; School Board Policy Revisions §7-46, Deductions; §7-47, 403 (b) Elective Deferral Plan/457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plan; §7-50, Retirement Benefits; §7-60, Personal Leave; School Board Policy Revisions: §8-36, Drugs and §8-37, Use of Tobacco; Student Expulsion; IFB #0901, Fire Sprinkler Suppression System, Inspections and Repair, Renewal; IFB#10-06, Recap Tire Service; IFB #235, Copy Paper, Renewal; RFP #08G, Bus Driver and DOT Physicals and Other Services, Renewal; Deed of Consolidation, Easement and Reservation Between the Loudoun County School Board, the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County, Virginia (the County) and the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority – J. Michael Lunsford Middle School (MS-5); Memo of Understanding with the Virginia Department of Education to Apply for Federal Race to the Top Funds; Exemption from School Attendance for Religious Reasons and Licensed and Classified Personnel Actions, including the following administrative retirements:

Dr. Edgar T. Markley as principal of Broad Run High School, effective June 30, 2010. Dr. Markley holds a bachelor of history education degree from Gettysburg College, a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Western Maryland College and a doctorate in administration and curriculum from The George Washington University. He has served as a middle school counselor at Kent Junior High School in Prince George's County, Md.; as a secondary school counselor at Glenelg High School, an assistant principal at Howard High School, as assistant principal and principal at Mount Hebron High School and principal of Centennial High School, all in Howard County, Md., Public Schools; and as principal of Broad Run High School.

Dr. Barbara C. Holley as principal of Ashburn Elementary School, effective January 29, 2010. Dr. Holley holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Stillman College, a master's degree in reading from Indiana University and a doctorate in administration in education from Virginia Tech. She has served as a second grade teacher at G.W. Stark Elementary School in Detroit. Mich.; as a first grade teacher at Fort Monroe Elementary in Hampton, Va.; as a resource reading teacher at Lynnhaven Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.; as a Chapter One reading teacher at James K. Polk Elementary School in Alexandria, Va.; as a reading specialist at Dogwood Elementary School in Fairfax County; as director, San Diego School of Success Preschool and Kindergarten, San Diego; as assistant principal and principal at Sugarland Elementary School; as principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn.; as administrative personnel services consultant for the Loudoun County Public Schools Department for Personnel Services; and as principal of Ashburn Elementary School.

David Jones as library media supervisor, effective December 31, 2009. Mr. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in English/speech education and a master's degree in English education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in library science from Catholic University of America. He has served as an English teacher and forensic coach at Portage Area, Pa., High School; as the head of the English and Drama Department at the Forest School in Horsham, Sussex, England; as an English teacher at Park View High School; as a library media specialist at Loudoun Valley High School; as a technology resource teacher at Loudoun County High School; as a technology resource teacher at the Loudoun County Public Schools Instructional Materials Center; and as the LCPS supervisor of library media services.

...rising junior and senior surveys for Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, and Heritage high schools. attendance boundary adjustment for Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools. attendance boundary for Buffalo Trail Elementary.

David Burkel of Park View High School was welcomed as the student School Board member for December.

Business and Financial Services: Assistant Superintendent for Business and Financial Services E. Leigh Burden presented the highlights from the FY 2010 Washington Area Boards of Education Guide, School Board Policy §4-XX, Technology Use, Management and Support, and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Review, as of October 31, 2009.
Support Services: Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Jeff Platenberg presented School Board Policy §6-41, High Performance Design and Construction for Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact and School Board Policy §6-42, Energy and Water.

Estee LaClare, Chris Norem, Bill Munley, Rich Hayden, Rajan Raman, Julie Lech, Val Taddei, Krishnan Menon, Rich Delvecchio, Fuzail Ahmad, Cindy Devecchis, Amanda Heinkin and Steven Buchanan spoke about the Buffalo Trail Elementary boundary. Vicky Loucks, Mary Tenshaw, Tim Hughes, Janel Keyser, Darryl Miller, Kirsten Langhorne, Elisa Spillare, John Rutledge, Eric Hornberger, Wendy Wooley, Michelle Detweiler, Cathy Dorman, Christine Detweiler, Robert Wisner, Mark Nuzzaco, Roy Frederickson and Lauren Huyck talked about the Stone Bridge High School/Tuscarora High School Boundary process and the School Board's Capital Improvement Plan.


December 15

8:30 a.m.

Technology Steering Committee


School Administration Building

7:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee

School Administration Building

December 17

8:00 a.m.

School-Business Partnership Executive


School Administration Building


December 23-25

WINTER BREAK – All Schools and Closed (classes resume on January 4)


December 24-25

WINTER BREAK- All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed


January 1

NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY – All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed


January 5

6:30 p.m.

Organizational Meeting and Presentation


School Administration Building

Of the Superintendent's FY11 Proposed

Operating Budget

January 6

8:30 a.m.

Curriculum and Instruction Committee


School Administration Building

January 7

6:30 p.m.

School Board Capital Improvement Program


School Administration Building

(CIP) Work Session

January 12

8:15 a.m.

Career and Technology Education Foundation


Monroe Technology Center

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

January 13

7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents


School Administration Building


January 14

4:00 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors


County Government Center


6:30 p.m.

School Board Public Hearing and Work

School Administration Building

Session Regarding the FY2011 Operating


January 18

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


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