October 13, 2009 ~ Second Tuesday School Board Meeting

October 13, 2009 - School Board Meeting
LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
4:00 & 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting Room
21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA
Presiding: Robert F. DuPree, Chairman
 
RECOGNITIONS
Employee Benefits Coordinator Carol Edwards announced that Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) had been honored for the third straight year as a Fit Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association. Math Supervisor Deborah Bliss introduced Kimberly Leong as the winner of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. LCPS Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick III presented School Board members with the Virginia School Boards Association Academy Awards.
PUBLIC INPUT ON THE FY2011 OPERATING BUDGET

Loudoun Education Association President Sandy Sullivan expressed her willingness to work with the superintendent and School Board in successfully formulating an FY2011 budget. Michele Rzewski Copeland, president of the Loudoun Educational Media Association, spoke in favor of maintaining LCPS library services.

ACTION
The School Board Approved:

Minutes; licensed and classified personnel actions; student expulsion; IFB #214, Vinyl Can liners, renewal; RFP #10F, Comprehensive Standards-Based, K-12 Health, Nutrition and Fitness Curriculum and Data-Collection Software; School Board Policy revisions, §4-1, Tuition Fees; §4-7, Fiscal Responsibility; §4-8, Annual Operating Budget; §4-9, Petty Cash; §4-11, Student Activity Funds; §4-12, Procedures for Reporting and Investigating Fraud and Embezzlement; §4-20, Inventory; §4-23, Authority and Responsibility; §4-26, Remedies in Bids and Awards; §4-30, School Board Contract Approval; §7-48, Worker's Compensation; §7-49, Health Insurance; §7-58, Leave Without Pay; §7-62, Absence Without Approved Leave; §7-63, Leave for Family and Medical Purposes; §7-67, Jury Duty or Subpoenaed Witness; and §7-70, Military Leave; Report of Year-End Transfer Requests $50,000 and Greater; Exemption from School Attendance for Religious Reasons; School Board Policy Revisions §5-15, Graduation: Diplomas and Certificates; §5-16 Participation in the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; §5-17, Access to Programs, Courses and Activities, §5-18 Alternative Education, §5-19 Textbook Adoption, §5-21 Dishonest in Assigned Work, §5-30 Adult Education, §5-31 Adult Daytime Students at the Monroe Technology Center, §5-52 Special Education – General, §5-53, Special Education – Personal Development, §5-54, Special Education – Student Eligibility/Placement Procedures, §5-55 Special Education – Disciplinary Procedures for Students with Disabilities, §5-58, Special Education – Procedures for Location of Self-Contained Special Education Classes; and §5-64, Special Education – Homebound Instruction.

...designated all non-Advanced Placement courses at the Loudoun Academy of Science as honors-level courses and that these courses will be awarded a .5 weighting in the future and retroactively.
...School Board Policy revision §2-27, Student Discipline - Appeals and Hearings - Long-Term Suspensions and Expulsions.
...School Board Policy revision §5-14, Homework.
...School Board Policy §2-34, Petition for Court Review.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Pupil Services – Special Education Advisory Committee Chairperson Deana Czaban presented that organization's 2008-2009 Annual Report.

Department of Instruction – Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Sharon D. Ackerman presented the recommendations for grade weighting at the Loudoun Academy of Science. She also presented School Board policy revisions §8-8, Pregnant Students and §8-11, Home Instruction.

Planning and Legislative Services – Director of Planning and Legislative Services Dr. Sam Adamo presented the 2009-2010 Enrollment Report and the 2010-2011 Enrollment Projection. As of September 30, 2009, LCPS had 60,096 students. The projection for September 30, 2010, is 63,353.

Business and Financial Services – Assistant Superintendent for Business and Financial Services E. Leigh Burden said the in-state, out-of-county tuition rate for 2009-2010 is $9,855. The out-of-state tuition rate is $13,437.

Deputy Superintendent – Deputy Superintendent Ned D. Waterhouse presented School Board Policy §2-34, Student Discipline, Petition for Court Review.

Personnel Services – Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck presented revisions to School Board Policy §7-5, Work Day.

Support Services – Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Jeff Platenberg and Director of Transportation Al Hampton presented School Board policy revisions Chapter 6, Article II, Transportation: §6-6, Bus Transportation, Authorized; §6-8, Bus Loading; §6-14, Vehicle Operators (excludes bus drivers); §6-19, School Bus Scheduling and Routing; §6-24, Student Discipline on Buses; §6-26, Student Safety; and Article III, Community Use of Facilities: §6-28, Eligibility of Organizations and Activities and Chapter 7, Article II, Employment: §7-14, Physical Examination and DMV Records Required of Bus Drivers.

DELEGATIONS

David Godman spoke in favor of grade weighting at the Academy of Science. Michele Rosa spoke about food allergy management. Greg Kelly spoke about boundary concerns. Sandy Sullivan offered support for proposed School Board Policy §7-5 Work Day.

CALENDAR

October 29

4:00 p.m.

Health Advisory Committee

Thursday

School Administration Building

November 2-3

STUDENT HOLIDAY – Planning/Records/Conference Days

Mon.-Tues.

November 3

6:30 p.m.

Legislative & Policy Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

November 4

8:30 a.m.

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

Wednesday

School Administration Building

November 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

November 11

7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

Wednesday

School Administration Building

(LEAP)

November 12

4:00 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors

Thursday

School Administration Building

Committee

November 15

2:00 p.m.

Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School

Sunday

Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School

Dedication

Nov. 15-21

American Education Week

Sunday-Saturday

November 17

8:30 a.m.

Technology Steering Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

1:30 p.m.

Health, Safety & Wellness Committee

School Administration Building

7:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee

School Administration Building

November 18

7:00 p.m.

Minority Student Achievement Advisory

Wednesday

School Administration Building

Committee

November 19

8:00 a.m.

School-Business Partnership Executive

Thursday

School Administration Building

Council

November 23

6:30 p.m.

School Board Public Hearing on ES-20

Monday

School Administration Building

Attendance Boundary

Nov. 25-27

Thanksgiving HolidAY – All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

Wed. - Friday

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.