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Board of Education Business Meeting - March 21, 2013

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Recommendation to Approve the Amending Agreement with the Montgomery County Education Association

Fiscal Year 2014 Employee Association Agreements
The Board of Education voted to approve amended agreements for FY 2014 with its three employee associations—the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 and the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP). The agreements have been ratified by the members of MCEA and MCAAP. The SEIU Local 500 agreement is in the process of ratification, and votes will be counted on March 26. The Board of Education approved this tentative agreement contingent on ratification by the membership of SEIU Local 500.

Under the amended contracts, eligible MCPS employees will receive a step or longevity increase, effective on February 8, 2014. Employees who are not eligible for a step or longevity increase will receive a 2 percent salary increase, effective February 8, 2014. All other provisions in the current collective bargaining agreement remain in effect for FY 2014.

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Recommendation to Approve the Amending Agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 500

Fiscal Year 2014 Employee Association Agreements
The Board of Education voted to approve amended agreements for FY 2014 with its three employee associations—the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 and the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP). The agreements have been ratified by the members of MCEA and MCAAP. The SEIU Local 500 agreement is in the process of ratification, and votes will be counted on March 26. The Board of Education approved this tentative agreement contingent on ratification by the membership of SEIU Local 500.

Under the amended contracts, eligible MCPS employees will receive a step or longevity increase, effective on February 8, 2014. Employees who are not eligible for a step or longevity increase will receive a 2 percent salary increase, effective February 8, 2014. All other provisions in the current collective bargaining agreement remain in effect for FY 2014.

Read the press release

Recommendation to Approve the Amending Agreement with the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals

Fiscal Year 2014 Employee Association Agreements
The Board of Education voted to approve amended agreements for FY 2014 with its three employee associations—the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 and the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP). The agreements have been ratified by the members of MCEA and MCAAP. The SEIU Local 500 agreement is in the process of ratification, and votes will be counted on March 26. The Board of Education approved this tentative agreement contingent on ratification by the membership of SEIU Local 500.

Under the amended contracts, eligible MCPS employees will receive a step or longevity increase, effective on February 8, 2014. Employees who are not eligible for a step or longevity increase will receive a 2 percent salary increase, effective February 8, 2014. All other provisions in the current collective bargaining agreement remain in effect for FY 2014.

Read the press release

Human Resources and Development Appointments

The Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments:

- Geoffrey T. Sanderson, currently chief accountability officer, McKinney Texas Independent School District, as associate superintendent, Office of Shared Accountability.

-Sarah E. Sirgo, currently principal, Woodlin Elementary School, as consulting principal, Department of Professional Growth Systems, Office of Human Resources and Development

-Kia Middleton-Murphy, currently acting assistant to the associate superintendent, Office of Special Education and Student Services, as assistant to the associate superintendent, Office of Special Education and Student Services

-Jennifer H. Lowndes, currently acting principal, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, as principal, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School

-Stacey F. Rogovoy, currently acting principal, College Gardens Elementary School, as principal, College Gardens Elementary School

In Remembrance of Wayne E. Whigham

Resolutions: The Board unanimously approved the following:
A resolution in remembrance of Wayne E. Whigham

Update on Strategic Priority: Interventions

Update on Strategic Priority: Interventions
The Board received an update and held a wide-ranging discussion on interventions and supports that are offered to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. For more than a decade, MCPS has dedicated extensive resources to improve teaching and learning and address the wide variance in student learning. The use of interventions has been one part of the district’s efforts to improve student learning and narrow the achievement gap. In 2012, Superintendent Joshua Starr made improving interventions and supports a strategic area of focus for the current school year.

MCPS is implementing an integrated system of supports that will help move the district to a more balanced, technical, and adaptive approach to supporting students. In 2013-2014, MCPS will work closely with 15-20 schools, supporting their implementation of an integrated student support team. This team will bring together families, communities, and school staff to identify students’ growth areas and support their academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs. The integrated system of supports will be implemented in all MCPS schools by the 2015-2016 school year.  

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