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2022-09-08 BOE board meeting recap

SMOB report

Superintendent Report

  • Promotion: Brian Wallace, David Klotz, Allison McCoy, Emma Bullock
  • Updating Sporting Event Security Protocols
  • Updating Electronic Ticketing
  • School Meals Program & Salad Bars
  • Bright Minds Foundation Staff & Teacher Grants

Appointment

HCEA

Administrative Agenda

  1. Proclamation: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  2. Board of Education Legislative Program
  3. Virtual Instructional Day Plan 
    1. Synchronous instruction on each virtual day will be a minimum of four hours
    2. No more than a total of eight virtual days of which three may be asynchronous can be used
    3. Attendance will be taken for all students and teachers during the virtual day
    4. Virtual days will not negatively impact a student’s grade; meaningful opportunities are provided for students to make up work outside of virtual learning
    5. No employee’s pay will be negatively impacted due to a virtual day decision
  4. Reading Opens Doors, Inc. Charter School Application Evaluation

Policy

Policy 10020 Use of Schools Facilities

*Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024 Capital Budget & FY 2025-2029 Capital Improvement Program

Clarksville Youth Care Group (Arthur Wang, Amanda Wang and Wendy Gu) with HCPSS superintendent Dr. Martirano and myself after they delivered self-care kits to the central office.

BOE meeting recap 2022-5-26

Public forum

bring police back to school, tighten covid response, transportation policy

Superintendent Report

  1. Condolence to Texas School shooting victims
  2. Protests around our schools recently
  3. Centennial High School earned top honors at the 15th regional U.S. Chinese-Bridge Proficiency Competition for High School Students of Non-Native Speakers. Thanks to Ms. Hui Liang
  4. Wilde Lake High School Spanish Teacher Maria Romano-Sweitzer and her students in Wilde Lake’s Spanish Honor Society won the 2022 Chapter Activity of the Year Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese’s National Spanish Honor Society Region II Director.
  5. Beginning in July, students and families must complete a free and reduced-priced meals application form to receive meals at a reduced price or for free.
  6. The COVID positivity rate in Howard County continues to increase and it is in the high community transmission level according to the CDC.
    1. One, when a school or cohort has an outbreak, all students, visitors at the outbreak school will be strongly encouraged to remain masked at all times while indoors, except when eating or drinking. Students who are directly impacted by the outbreak will be required to mask for 10 days. Masks will be available at school for anybody who needs one.
    2. Two, we will encourage increased testing for all individuals who are part of an outbreak or who have been identified as a close contact.
    3. Effective immediately, any student or staff member who is identified as a close contact in an outbreak setting and is asymptomatic should be tested on day 1 after they are identified as a close contact, again on day three, and then again on day five. As long as all tests are negative, the individual may continue to attend school and participate in extracurricular activities –including high school graduations and other end-of-year celebrations.
    4. Last week, the CDC expanded eligibility for boosters to include children ages 5 to 11.
  7. Graduation season is coming.
  8. discussed the importance of inclusion. A new LGBTQIA+ liaison position and work done by CARY.

Annual Sportsmanship Award

  • Present the 2022 Sportsmanship Cup Trophy to Hammond High School. Principal John DiPaula and Athletics Activities Manager Michael Lerner will accept the award for Hammond High School. Acknowledge Long Reach High School for first runner-up and Oakland Mills High School for second runner-up.

Music Educator of the Year Award

  • Winner: Mr. Joseph Fisher of Mount Hebron High School. Runup: Angela Pope from Thomas Viaduct MS

Policy 5200 Student Transportation 

North Columbia Fire Station Location Land Request

  • Approved with amendment

School Resource Officer Program MOU

Approved.

Recommendations for Final Exams and Midterms

Board Meeting Recap 2022-5-12

Superintendent Report

  • celebrated school nurses
  • 22 students graduated with associate degree, partnered with HCC.
  • For the next year, food service will come back to pre-covid model. It will be more diverse, even include Asian foods.
  • School will not close, although covid cases are increasing. HCPSS is working with the county health department to manage the situation.

Certification of Election of Student Member of the Board 

  • Congratulations to Abisola Ayoola to be next SMOB. I am looking forward to working with her.
  • Another SMOB candidate, Oliver Song, was elected to the president Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) last night.

2021-2022 HCASC Report

  • Dhriti Vadlakonda, President, hcascpresident@gmail.com
  • Harshia Bhagat, Vice President
  • Shreya Dinesh, Second Vice President
  • Ashna Pandya, Corresponding Secretary
  • Allie Liu, Recording Secretary
  • Olivia Lewis, Chief of Staff
  • Christina Kodsi, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Tamzid Razzaque, Parliamentarian
  • Peter Banyas, Student Member, Student_Member@hcpss.org
  • Cindy Drummond, Advisor, cindy_drummond@hcpss.org

Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Chart Update

Policy (all were approved)

  • Policy 3040 Technology Security (Approved with amendment)
  • HCPSS Ethics Regulations
  • Policy 1050 Tobacco-Free Environment
  • Policy 9230 Alcohol, Other Drugs, Prescription Medication and Over the Counter Products
  •  Policy 9260 Student Search and Seizure
  •  Policy 9020 Students’ Rights and Responsibilities 

Public Hearing (no speakers today)

  • Policy 4050 Procurement of Goods and/or Services
  • Policy 6060 Community Improvement to School Sites or School Facilities 
Howard County Education Association (HCEA) – APPOINTMENT
  • staff absence due to quarantine, sprinkling classes

Board meeting recap 2022-4-28

Public forum:

  • topics: SRO, student safety, special education

Reservoir High School Report

SMOB report

  • student leader meeting with the board ( three students from each school, ARL and Homewood)

Superintendent Report

  • Howard High is a new green school.
  • HCPSS is increasing mental health support for our students.
  • Covid data: uptick cases in schools, HoCo county and Maryland. Keep the current school operating practice.
  • Stabbing incident at Long Reach High School. Schools went into lockdown and modified lockdowns.

HCEA Appointment

HCASA(Association of Supervisors and Administrators)

Proclamation: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Proclamation: Mental Health Awareness Month

HCPSS is going to implement multi-factor authentication very soon as the board just approved the MFA purchase order.

HCPSS Discipline Data (school suspension)

FY 2023 Operating and Capital Budgets & FY 2024-28 Capital Improvement Program 

For scenario 2, we assume the county will give us extra money by keeping(not decreasing) the HCPSS spending percentage(51%) in the total county spending, which is 14.5 million dollars. This now falls to the county council’s hand.