September 22, 2009 ~ Fourth Tuesday School Board Meeting

September 22, 2009
LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting Room
21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA
Presiding: Robert F. DuPree, Chairman
 
RECOGNITIONS

Crystal Jackson, associate director, legal advocacy for the American Diabetes Association, recognized Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Supervisor for Student Health Services Cathy Sturgeon and Director of Student Services K. Anne Lewis for LCPS' nationwide leadership in helping students with diabetes. LCPS Gifted Program Supervisor Julia Kelly and Foreign Language Supervisor Suzette Wyhs recognized students who attended the Summer Residential Governor's School and the Governor's Foreign Language Academy. LCPS students attending the Summer Residential Governor's School (with home high school and Governor's School program to be attended) are Sarah Andrew, Heritage High School, Humanities; Douglas Bae, Loudoun Valley High School, Math, Science & Technology; Kaci Baggott, Stone Bridge High School, Dance; Sowmya Banda, Freedom High School, Life Sciences & Medicine; Anthony Bucci, Loudoun Valley High School, Math, Science & Technology; Michael Butler, Potomac Falls High School, Vocal; Steven Carter, Loudoun Valley High School, Humanities; Nico Climaco, Briar Woods High School, Humanities; Lucy Dawson, Loudoun Valley High School, NASA; Eric Gillwald, Loudoun Valley High School, Visual Arts; Hunter Hyde, Loudoun Valley High School, Math, Science & Technology; Venkata-Gautam Kanumuru, Briar Woods High School, Math, Science & Technology; Daniel Kent, Loudoun County High School, Instrumental; Monika Khot, Briar Woods High School, Instrumental; Jin-Ju Kim, Dominion High School, Math, Science & Technology; Jinwon Kim, Briar Woods High School, Math, Science & Technology; Joo Ho Lee, Potomac Falls High School, Math, Science & Technology; Kevin Lohr, Loudoun Valley High School, Humanities; Sean Maroni, Stone Bridge High School, NASA; Jamie McGee, Heritage High School, Life Sciences & Medicine; Molly Menickelly, Dominion High School, Agriculture; Kyung-Ji Alicia Min, Freedom High School, Instrumental; Anna-Luisa Mirto, Potomac Falls High School, Instrumental; Emilija Motivans, Heritage High School, Humanities; Kristen Nerantzis, Heritage High School, Humanities; Mallory O'Shea, Potomac Falls High School, Humanities; Sun Hye Park, Stone Bridge High School, Math, Science & Technology; Steven Paul, Briar Woods High School, Math, Science & Technology; Neil Pearson, Dominion High School, Math, Science & Technology; Daniel Pepio, Potomac Falls High School, Vocal; Mitchell Phelan, Stone Bridge High School, Humanities; Emily Riedel, Loudoun Valley High School, Dance; Kevin Sabik, Stone Bridge High School, Instrumental; Meredith Scaggs, Stone Bridge High School, Math, Science & Technology; Xin Shen, Broad Run High School, Math, Science & Technology; Gwendolyn Stinger, Loudoun Valley High School, Math, Science & Technology; Sarah Stucke, Stone Bridge High School, Agriculture; Austin Selick-Bottos, Briar Woods High School, Math, Science & Technology; Brittany Tobias, Loudoun County High School, Instrumental; Marta Vucci, Dominion High School, Dance; Michael Wakefield, Potomac Falls High School, Vocal; Jennifer Weyman, Broad Run High School, Vocal; Christian Williams, Loudoun County High School, Humanities; and Skye Young, Heritage High School, Visual Arts. A record total of 22 Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students attended the 2009 Governor's Foreign Language Academies in Latin, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic and Russian. The LCPS students who attended these academies include Christopher Bollinger, Stone Bridge High School, German; Maria Campos, Potomac Falls High School, French; Elizabeth Cotter, Loudoun Valley High School, German; Rachael Diniega, Potomac Falls High School, Arabic; Emily Farnsworth, Briar Woods High School, French; Stacy Grolimund, Stone Bridge High School, Spanish; Ana Guzman, Dominion High School, Russian; David Harris, Loudoun County High School, Russian; Kelsie Hunnicutt, Broad Run High School, German; Nicole Ivey, Briar Woods High School, Arabic; Colleen McGrew, Loudoun County High School, Chinese; Kelcie Melino, Broad Run High School, French; Isra Nikoolkan, Broad Run High School, Japanese; Edgar Oliveros, Briar Woods High School, French; Kelly Pugh, Loudoun Valley High School, Latin; Travis Rind, Stone Bridge High School, Spanish; Carl Scaggs, Stone Bridge High School, German; Alexandra Shofe, Dominion High School, Arabic; Soumya Tippireddy, Briar Woods High School, Russian; Lya Tomomatsu, Stone Bridge High School, Japanese; Karen Travis, Dominion High School, German; and Sinan Ulkuatam, Broad Run High School, French.

ACTION

The School Board Approved:

Minutes; Construction Change Orders; Construction Status Report; IFB #10-05, Fresh Produce; IFB #235, Copy Paper; School Board Policy Revisions §2-7, Orientation of New Board Members; §2-9, Conflict of Interest, §2-10, Professional Development, §2-11, Annual Meeting and Election, §2-13, Clerk, §2-15, Board Counsel and §2-16 Committees; School Board Policy Revision §5-5, Assessment and Grading; and licensed and classified personnel actions, including the following administrative appointment:

Bridget M. Beichler as principal of Eagle Ridge Middle School, effective September 28. Mrs. Beichler holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Penn State University and a master's degree in education from Shenandoah University. She has served as a substitute teacher in Altoona, Pa.; as a teacher at TLC Kindergarten; as a teacher at Meadowland Elementary School; as an assistant principal at Sully Elementary School; and as an assistant principal at Smart's Mill Middle School.

...a student expulsion.
...adding .5 weighting for high school honors classes and applying it retroactively.
...School Board Policy Revision §8-26, In-School Disciplinary Measures.
...School Board Policy Revision §8-27, Suspension from School by the Principal.
...School Board Policy Revision §8-28, Disciplinary Action by the Division Superintendent.
...Naming Committee for the new elementary school (ES-20).
...Naming Committee for the new middle school (MS-5).
...Adjustment to the fourth Tuesday School Board meeting date in November 2009. This meeting will now be held on November 30.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Planning and Legislative Services – Executive Director of Planning and Legislative Services Dr. Sam Adamo gave the Preliminary 2009-2010 Enrollment Report. As of Day 10 of the 2009-2010 school year, LCPS had 59,858 students, 368 students above the number projected.

Department of Instruction – Outreach Supervisor Wendall Fisher gave an overview of the efforts of the Outreach Office and parent liaisons. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Sharon D. Ackerman presented revisions to School Board policies §5-14, Homework; §5-15, Graduation: Diplomas and Certificates; §5-16, Participation in 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 Day-Time Students at Monroe Technology Center; §5-52, Special Education – General; §5-53, Special Education – Personnel 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 for Self-Contained Special Education Classes; and §5-64, Special Education – Homebound Instruction.

Business and Financial Services – Assistant Superintendent for Business and Financial Services E. Leigh Burden presented a Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Review, as of June 30, 2009. Also presented were revisions to School Board policies §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, Workers' 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.

DELEGATIONS

Sue Saunders, Michael Trudnak and Kathy Lague spoke about the weighting of honors classes. Chris Bledsoe expressed concern about the late start and end of the Loudoun County Public Schools school year.

CALENDAR

October 6

6:30 p.m.

Legislative/Policy Committee

Tuesday

School Administration Building

October 7

8:30 a.m.

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

Wednesday

School Administration Building

6:00 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors

School Administration Building

Sub-Committee Public Input

October 8

4:00 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors

Thursday

County Government Center

Committee

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7:00 p.m.

Gifted Advisory Committee

School Administration Building

October 12

Columbus Day Holiday – All Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

Monday

October 13

8:15 a.m.

Career & Technology Education Foundation

Tuesday

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 – Public

School Administration Building

Input on FY2011 Operating Budget

October 14

6:30 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors

Wednesday

County Government Center

Sub-committee

7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

School Administrative Building

(LEAP)

October 15

8:00 a.m.

School-Business Partnership Executive

Thursday

School Administration Building

Council

6:30 p.m.

Community Information Meeting on ES-20

Pinebrook Elementary School

Attendance Boundary

October 19

6:30 p.m.

Community Information Meeting on ES-20

Monday

Little River Elementary School

Attendance Boundary

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.