June 9, 2009 ~ Second Tuesday School Board Meeting

June 9, 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
Director of Employee Relations Paul Webb recognized Loudoun County Public Schools' National Board Certified teachers and counselors for the 2008-09 school year. Loudoun County teachers who achieved National Board certification before the current school year include Allyn J. Anderson-Sodowsky, language arts teacher, Stone Hill Middle School; Carolyn P. Baron, special education teacher, Lowes Island Elementary School; Virginia S. Brennan, fifth grade teacher, Sanders Corner Elementary School; Carolyn E. Bridwell, gifted and talented teacher, Countryside Elementary School; Kevin L. Briscoe, social science teacher, Potomac Falls High School; Michael A. Burnett, social science teacher, Broad Run High School; Christina A. Curfman, special education teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School; Meghann G. Donohue, English teacher, Harmony Intermediate School; Susan E. Fiatte-McGilvray, special education teacher, Eagle Ridge Middle School; Carla M. Grodzicki, second grade teacher, Seldens Landing Elementary School; Paul N. Hartley, math teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School; Patricia R. Herr, science teacher, Smart's Mill Middle School; Joan M. Hosmer, second grade teacher, Waterford Elementary School; Michelle G. Junkin, fourth grade teacher, Ball's Bluff Elementary School; Deborah L. Khosla, fifth grade teacher, Mountain View Elementary School; Larissa K. Lemp, technology resource teacher, Potowmack Elementary School; Leyton R. Martin, language arts teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School; Samantha C. Maynard, ESL teacher, Round Hill Elementary School; Lois D. Morales, first grade teacher, Seldens Landing Elementary School; Sally A. Nathan, foreign language teacher, Potomac Falls High School; Chad E. Pasch, third grade, Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School; Luisa O. Quintero, foreign language teacher, Pinebook Elementary School; Kennetta P. Russ, librarian, Loudoun County High School; Richard S. Sisley, mathematics teacher; Loudoun Academy of Science; Nancy R. Sanow, English teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School; Victoria A. Schoenly, gifted and talented teacher, Little River Elementary School; Debora L. Smith, first grade, Seldens Landing Elementary School; Kimberly L. Snare, language arts teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School; and Allyson C. White, English teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School. National Board Certified School Counselors included Julianna J. Baker, Douglass School; Ashley D. Barkley, Sterling Middle School; Donna H. Callar, Round Hill Elementary School; Susan D. Crandall, Sanders Corner Elementary School; Megan P. Dunn, Loudoun County High School; Diann D. Duvall, Loudoun Valley High School; Suzanne L. Eicholtz, Heritage High School; Gayle D. Gonzales, Heritage High School; Dante D. Hicks, Park View High School; Megan E. Hyland, Mercer Middle School; Loretta M. Jacoby, Eagle Ridge Middle School; Nathalie E. Khattar, Dominion High School; Lauren M. McChesney, Seneca Ridge Middle School; Megan B. Murphy, Broad Run High School; Katherine H. Routzahn, Lovettesville Elementary School; Emily G. Scott, Liberty Elementary School; Jennifer E. Spafford, Broad Run High School; Jaclyn E. Smith, Dominion High School; and Allison P. Swisher, Steuart W. Weller Elementary School. The following teachers earned National Board certification during the 2008-2009 school year: Kathy J. Bohnsack, family and consumer science teacher, Heritage High School; Elizabeth J. Bowers, gifted and talented teacher, Liberty Elementary School; Tiffany L. Brocious, reading specialist, Cool Spring Elementary School; Michele R. Copeland, librarian, Potowmack Elementary School; Karen C. Curtis, family and consumer science teacher, Potomac Falls High School; Kelly D. Gallagher, special education teacher, Pinebrook Elementary School; Dee A. Griffith, librarian, Mountain View Elementary School; Cheryl J. Hutchinson, English teacher, Seneca Ridge Middle School; Mary E. Ivory, language arts teacher, Sterling Middle School; Sharon M. Lanham, science teacher, Belmont Ridge Middle School; Jessica M. Montgomery, gifted and talented teacher, Pinebrook Elementary School; Laura S. Noselli, English teacher, Briar Woods High School; Christine J. Rowan, fifth grade teacher, Catoctin Elementary School; Schuyler B. Stephens, foreign language teacher, Belmont Ridge Middle School; Sarah E. Sturtz, English teacher, Stone Bridge High School; Donna L. White, reading specialist, Newton-Lee Elementary School; and Cynthia “Tina” M. Yates, gifted and talented teacher, Guilford Elementary School. Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services Dr. Mary Kealy honored Director of Special Education Mary Kearney for receiving the James T. Micklem Award from the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE). Kelly Burk presented Heritage High School's Carmel Keilty with the Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year Award.

The School Board Approved:

CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes; exemption from school attendance for religious reasons; RFP #06A, OEM Automotive and Special Vehicle Parts for the Central Garage, Renewal; RFP #081, Property and Casualty Insurance Program, Renewal; RFP #08K, Services for Special Education Students, Renewal; Right-of-Way Agreement Between the Loudoun County School Board and Dominion Virginia Power – Loudoun County High School Property; Deed of Easement between the Loudoun County School Board and Washington Gas Light Co. –Tuscarora High School; Annual grant applications for the 2009-2010 school year for the No Child Left Behind legislation and Head Start Annual Plan and Report; student expulsion; and licensed and classified personnel actions, including the following administrative appointments and an administrative retirement:

...Brenda G. Jochems as principal of Frances Hazel Reid Elementary. Mrs. Jochems holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina/Charlotte; a master's degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland/Asian Division, Yokota, Japan; and an endorsement in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. She has served as fourth and fifth grade teacher at Nations Ford Elementary in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools; as a fourth grade teacher at Morton Elementary in Onslow County Public Schools; as a reading teacher at Sterley Heights Elementary, a Department of Defense school in Okinawa, Japan; as a fifth grade teacher at Amelia Earhart Intermediate, a Department of Defense school in Okinawa, Japan; as a math specialist at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School in Fairfax County Public Schools; as a second grade teacher at Benjamin Stoddert Elementary in the District of Columbia Schools; as a third grade teacher and guidance counselor at Guilford Elementary; as a summer school principal at Sterling and Round Hill elementary schools; and as assistant principal at Lowes Island Elementary.

...Robert L. Marple as principal of Hamilton Elementary. Mr. Marple holds a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Shepherd College and a master's degree in education administration from Shenandoah University. He has served as a physical education instructor at Blue Ridge Middle School, Leesburg, Hamilton and Cool Spring elementary schools; as a dean at Farmwell Station Middle School; as an assistant principal at Lowes Island Elementary; as an assistant principal at Park View High School; and as assistant principal at Evergreen Mill Elementary.

...Karen D. Roche as principal of Aldie Elementary. Mrs. Roche holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Lynchburg College, a master's degree in education from Marymount University and an education specialist degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. She has served as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Waterford Elementary; as a seventh and eighth grade social studies and English teacher at Sterling Middle School; as a seventh grade language arts team leader and eighth grade dean at Eagle Ridge Middle School; as a summer school principal at Mill Run Elementary; and as assistant principal at Seldens Landing Elementary.

...Tracy L. Stevens as principal of Seldens Landing Elementary. Mrs. Stevens holds a bachelor's degree secondary education, history, geography and political science from Georgian Court College, a master's degree in new professional studies in education from George Mason University; and an Ed.S. in education and policy studies from George Washington University. She has served as a teacher of the emotionally disturbed for students in the third through fifth grades at Booker Elementary School in Hampton, Va.; as a kindergarten, first grade and third through fifth grade teacher at the Cora Kelly Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology, as a first grade teacher at George Mason Elementary, as a summer school principal, as a performance evaluation program specialist and as an assistant principal at Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics, all in Alexandria City Public Schools; and as assistant principal at Catoctin Elementary.

...Matthew D. Britt IV retired as assistant superintendent for personnel services. Mr. Britt holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Virginia State College and a master's degree in elementary and middle school administration from Virginia State University. He has served as a teacher and principal of Byrd Primary School in Goochland County; as a teacher, adult education coordinator, curriculum director, assistant principal of Walker-Grant Intermediate School and principal of Hugh Mercer Elementary for Fredericksburg City Public Schools; as assistant director of personnel for Stafford County Schools; and as a certified personnel officer and assistant superintendent for personnel services for Loudoun County Public Schools. Mr. Britt also has served as an adjunct professor for George Mason University.

...a survey grandfathering certain rising eighth-graders affected by the Fall 2009 attendance boundary changes for Mercer and Stone Hill middle schools.
...the formation of an Ad Hoc Boundary Policy Committee to return recommendations to the full School Board before the start of the next boundary process. This committee will be chaired by School Board Vice Chairman J. Warren Geurin and will allow for public input at all of its meetings.
INFORMATION ITEMS
Personnel Services – Larry Hopson Policy revision §7-60, Personal Leave.
Superintendent's Office – Peter Hughes and Anne Lewis explained the Grade Weighting Committee's recommendations.
Deputy Superintendent – Deputy Superintendent Ned Waterhouse constitution of an Ad Hoc Boundary Policy Committee; School Board policy revisions and adoptions – §2-3, Code of Ethics for School Board Members; §2-6, Oath of Office; §2-8, Compensation; §8-61, Distribution of Non-School Publications; and §5-45, Classroom Placement of Twins.

DELEGATIONS
Eileen Murdock, Linda Hollingsworth, Diane Weber, Rachel Weber and Jack Weber spoke about the application of School Board Policy §8-2 & §8-35 on a Dominion High School field trip. Fran Mitchell asked for a reconsideration of employee benefits for retirees. Greg Kelly urged the School Board to form an ad hoc committee on the boundary process. Sandy Sullivan spoke against a proposed School Board policy that would prohibit teachers from extending holidays.

CALENDAR

June 12

9:30 a.m.

Douglass School Awards Ceremony

Friday

Douglass School

7:30 p.m.

Academy of Science Graduation

School Administration Building

Ceremony

June 13

7:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson High School

Saturday

GMU/Patriot Center

Graduation Ceremony

June 15

1:00 p.m.

Young Adults Program Graduation

Monday

County Government Center

Ceremony

June 16

7:00 p.m.

Monroe Technology Center Graduation

Tuesday

Heritage High School

Ceremony

7:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee

School Administration Building

June 17

8:00 a.m.

Technology Steering Committee

Wednesday

School Administration Building

8:30 a.m.

Health, Safety & Wellness Committee

School Administration Building

6:30 p.m.

Joint School Board/Board of Supervisors

County Administration Building

Sub-committee Meeting

June 19

Last Day Of School For Students

Friday

7:30 p.m.

Potomac Falls High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

June 20

9:00 a.m.

Dominion High School Graduation

Saturday

Dominion High School

Ceremony

9:00 a.m.

Loudoun County High School Graduation

Loudoun County High School

Ceremony

9:00 a.m.

Loudoun Valley High School Graduation

Loudoun Valley High School

Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

Broad Run High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Freedom High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

7:30 p.m.

Briar Woods High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

June 22

9:00 a.m.

Heritage High School Graduation

Monday

Heritage High School

Ceremony

10 a.m.

Stone Bridge High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Park View High School Graduation

GMU/Patriot Center

Ceremony

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.