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Board of EducationMeetings → September 24, 2012

Board of Education Evening Business Meeting
September 24, 2012

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Acknowledgement of a Quorum
Approval of the Agenda

The Board held a work session where it discussed goal setting for the coming year for Superintendent Joshua Starr. The Board is in the process of establishing the 2012-2013 goals for the superintendent.

The Board is also in the process of developing its 2012-2013 work plan that will be aligned with the three strategic priorities for this school year: interventions, community engagement and professional development.

The Board also took action on other items:

Public Comments
Board/Superintendent Comments
Consent items

The Board approved the superintendent’s request for utilization of the FY 2013 Provision for Future Supported Projects on various new and continuing MCPS projects.

The Provision for Future Supported Projects is a lump sum appropriation that allows the Board of Education, under certain conditions, to approve the receipt and expenditure of unanticipated grant funds throughout the year. The projects are as follows:

  • Innovative Minds of Tomorrow Institute at Argyle Middle School
  • Support for Families and Students with Emotional Disabilities and in Alternative Programs
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Experience for Teachers
  • Title I, Part D—Program for Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk Children

Read the Board Memo

Human Resources and Development Monthly Report

The Board of Education approved the following administrative appointment:

  • Helen A. Nixon, coordinator, Department of Recruitment and Staffing, as coordinator, Special Initiatives, Office of Professional Development and School Support
Tentative Action, Policy JPD, Emergency Care for Students Experiencing Anaphylaxis

The Board of Education has tentatively adopted Policy JPD, Emergency Care for Students Experiencing Anaphylaxis, in response to Maryland Senate Bill 621. Senate Bill 621 requires local boards of education to develop policies regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors.

Policy JPD authorizes the school nurse and other school personnel to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to a student who is determined to be or perceived to be in anaphylaxis.

Policy JPD also requires the superintendent of schools to establish procedures regarding training to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, procedures for emergency administration of auto-injectable epinephrine, and proper follow-up emergency procedures.

The policy will now be distributed for public comment and returned to the Board for final action at its October 22, 2012, meeting. The time period for public comment is shorter than what is typically provided in order to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 621. Read the Board Memo

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