August 29th BOE meeting quick summary on APFO

August 29th Board of Education Meeting
(This was shared by a parent. Lost track of the original source of this summary)

Discussion of APFO and BOE recommendations

 Move to add high schools to the schools test. (currently high schools are not included when determining if an area is closed for development)

Motion by Kirsten A Coombs, second by Bess Altwerger.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: Bess Altwerger, Kirsten A Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra H French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia L Vaillancourt

Move to maintain the current open/close designation language (legislation calls for using the term “constrained”)

Motion by Sandra H French, second by Kirsten A Coombs.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: Bess Altwerger, Kirsten A Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra H French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia L Vaillancourt

Move the Board advocate that a funding trigger be included in APFO for school facilities at 95 percent capacity with a projection of over 110 percent in five years.

Motion by Kirsten A Coombs, second by Cynthia L Vaillancourt.Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: Kirsten A Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra H French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia L Vaillancourt

Not Present at Vote: Bess Altwerger

Move the Board define APFO capacity consistent with the Howard County Public School System policies.

Motion by Christina Delmont-Small, second by Mavis Ellis.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: Kirsten A Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra H French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia L Vaillancourt

Not Present at Vote: Bess Altwerger

Move that all development must past a schools test (current APFO legislation reduces the school test wait on development on a sliding scale, depending on how long they waited for allocations first. Allocations currently have an unlimited wait, but whatever that wait was, the School test wait cannot add to that total which would bring the combined total wait to more than five years.  School wait is no more than 4 years by itself, which is unchanged.)

Motion by Christina Delmont-Small, second by Kirsten A Coombs.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: Kirsten A Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra H French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia L Vaillancourt

Not Present at Vote: Bess Altwerger

Move that the open/close chart capacity utilization be at 100 percent(currently at 115 percent, APFO task force recommended 110 percent)

Motion by Christina Delmont-Small, second by Kirsten Coombs

Final Resolution:  Motion Carries

Yea:  Kirsten Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Sandra French, Ananta Hejeebu, Cynthia Vaillancourt, Dr. Bess Altwerger

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