The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) met on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. During the meeting, the Board approved the Fiscal Year 2018–2020 negotiated agreement with the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP); approved the preliminary plans report for the Rock Terrace School and Tilden Middle School revitalization/expansion project; and received an update on the strategic use of the $37.9 million investment in enhanced funding provided by the Montgomery County Council in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to support Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) strategic plan. The agenda for the meeting, with links to related materials, can be viewed on the Board of Education website.
Approval of the Fiscal Year 2018–2020 Negotiated Agreement with the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals
The Board of Education approved the Fiscal Year 2018–2020 negotiated agreement with the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP). The three-year agreement was ratified by the membership of MCAAP.
Read the memorandum to the Board
Implementing the Fiscal Year 2017 Enhanced Funding Allocations: Successes Challenges, and Reflections
The Board of Education received an update on the use of the $37.9 million investment in enhanced funding provided last year by the Montgomery County Council in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to support the strategic plan of MCPS, eliminate educational disparities, and reduce class size. The presentation from MCPS staff identified the five investment tactics of the enhanced funds, detailed their alignment to the 2016–2017 Strategic Priorities, delineated the allocation, identified the associated strategies, defined measures of success, and provided an update on the implementation.
Read the memorandum to the Board
Facilities and School Construction
The Board approved the preliminary plans report for the Rock Terrace School and Tilden Middle School Revitalization/Expansion Project.
The Board approved the following administrative appointments:
Peter Cevenini, currently chief of instructional technology, Charles County Public Schools, as chief technology officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Michaele O. Simmons, currently principal, Weller Road Elementary School, as director, Investigations and Compliance, Office of Human Resources and Development
Heidi L. Slatcoff, currently acting principal, Earle B. Wood Middle School, as principal, Earle B. Wood Middle School
Courtney M. Jones, currently principal intern, Cedar Grove Elementary School, as principal, Cashell Elementary School
The Board approved the following resolutions:
-A resolution recognizing Montgomery County Public Schools Counselor of the Year Award Winners
-A resolution recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month
-A resolution recognizing Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
-A resolution recognizing Montgomery County Public Schools Higher Education
The Board will hold its next regular business meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Please check the Board of Education website and meeting calendar for further information.
About the Board of Education
The Montgomery County Board of Education is the official educational policymaking body in the county. The Board is responsible for the direction and operation of the public school system. The Board consists of seven county residents elected by voters for a four-year term and a student elected by secondary school students for a one-year term. Board members are elected countywide but run at-large or from the Board district in which they reside.
Montgomery County Board of Education: Mr. Michael Durso, president; Dr. Judith Docca, vice president. Members: Ms. Jeanette E. Dixon, Mrs. Shebra L. Evans, Mrs. Patricia O’Neill, Ms. Jill Ortman-Fouse, Mrs. Rebecca Smondrowski, and Mr. Eric Guerci, student member. Dr. Jack R. Smith, superintendent of schools and secretary-treasurer. Office of the Board: 301-279-3617.