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Board of Education Meeting: September 22, 2008

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Approval of the Agenda; Walk to School Day; National Disability Awareness Month

Walk to School Day: The Board proclaimed Wednesday, October 8 as “Walk to School Day” and encourages everyone in the community to consider the safety of pedestrians and, in particular, student walkers every day. International Walk to School Day is being celebrated on October 8 throughout the country.

National Disability Awareness Month: The Board declared the month of October as National Disability Awareness Month in MCPS and encourages staff members in schools across the county to sponsor appropriate learning and community-building activities in honor of its recognition.

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Human Resources

The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

  • Juan M. Cardenas, currently team leader in the Office of Communications and Family Outreach, as the office’s new director of Multimedia Services.
  • Sandra Navidi, currently coordinator, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Information Technologies, as the new supervisor, Education, Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.
Implementation of Policy IKA, Grading and Reporting

The Board of Education received a briefing from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, and from principals, teachers and parents on the continued implementation of Policy IKA, Grading and Reporting. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is entering its fifth year of implementing this revised policy.

The policy aligns system reform efforts and the school system’s strategic plan by promoting standards-based teaching and learning to support student achievement in elementary and secondary schools.

This year, in elementary schools, the number of schools implementing the use of an electronic standards-based grade book will increase from 19 to 24. All 24 participating schools will distribute the standards-based report cards to students enrolled in grades 1–3.

Also this academic year, all secondary schools are applying recently approved procedures for implementing the electronic gradebook and web-based communication in grades 6–12, as they continue to implement the Online Achievement and Reporting System.

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