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Board of Education Meeting: April 28, 2011

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Approval of the Agenda; Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; Teacher Appreciation Week

The Board recognized May, 2011 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Montgomery County Public Schools. Read the Resolution

The Board recognized May 2-6, 2011 as Teacher Appreciation Week. Read the Resolution

Public Comments
Update on Superintendent Search
Board/Superintendent Comments
Human Resources and Development

The Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments, effective July 1:

  • John W. Haas, currently acting principal, Silver Spring International Middle School, as principal, Silver Spring International Middle School
  • Julie S. Hall, currently administrative assistant, Office of School Performance, as director, Division of Business, Fiscal, and Information Systems, Office of Special Education and Student Services
  • Christopher S. Garran, currently principal, Walter Johnson High School, as community superintendent for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson, Wheaton, and Walt Whitman Clusters, Office of School Performance
  • Karen Gregory, currently acting principal, Maryvale Elementary School, as principal, Maryvale Elementary School
  • Sean P. McGee, currently acting principal, Damascus Elementary School, as principal, Damascus Elementary School
  • Kelly Morris, currently acting principal, Somerset Elementary School, as principal, Somerset Elementary School
  • R. Kevin Payne Jr., currently principal, Fallsmead Elementary School, as principal, Greencastle Elementary School
  • Donna M. Sagona, currently acting principal, Laytonsville Elementary School, as principal, Laytonsville Elementary School
  • Darryl L. Williams, currently principal, Montgomery Blair High School, as community superintendent for the Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Colonel Zadok Magruder, and Watkins Mill Clusters, Office of School Performance
Consent Items
Bethesda–Chevy Chase MS #2—Site Selection

The Board selected a site to be studied for a second middle school in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster. A site selection advisory committee reviewed 10 sites in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster for the new middle school. The Board selected the Rock Creek Hill Local Park, 3701 Saul Road in Kensington, as the site to be studied for the location of a new middle school.

A feasibility study will be conducted to determine the scope and cost of the project. A new school would be considered for inclusion in the 2013-2018 Capital Improvements Program.

Monthly Financial Report
Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Board held a wide-ranging discussion on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known by the name No Child Left Behind (NCLB). President Barack Obama has called on Congress to take action on ESEA reauthorization before the start of the 2011–2012 school year.

Several stakeholder groups have suggested if reauthorization cannot be completed by that time, legislation should be enacted to defer implementation of sanctions in the current bill. After the history of ESEA was reviewed, Board members discussed their views of what should be changed in the current version of the law. Read the Board briefing paper on ESEA.

Board of Education Items
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