A five-year overview of student performance, decisions on financial matters and a number of recognitions and resolutions are on the October 24 meeting agenda for the Harford County Board of Education.
Bill Lawrence, associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment, will make a presentation on student attendance, state test results, graduation rates, SAT scores and Advanced Placement results. Most categories will include a five year overview, with data from 2007, 2010 and 2011.
Key Systems, Inc. will be recommended to receive a $237,250 contract award for construction services for the Forest Hill Annex Electrical and Lighting Upgrades Project.
A board decision is planned on the transfer of $1,258,979 into the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Investment Trust Fund. The funds were received from one-time reimbursements of benefit costs for employees.
A required, comprehensive annual financial report will be the subject of a presentation for the year ending June 30, 2011. The full report, which has been filed with the Maryland State Department of Education, can be found here: http://www.hcps.org/departments/docs/businessServices/FY11CAFR.pdf
During a period of recognitions, Ms. Maudeline A. Banks will be inducted into the Hall of Fame; Danielle Taylor will be recognized as the Maryland Gilder Lehrman American History Teacher of the Year and Fountain Green Elementary School will be lauded for outstanding character education. Subjects of proposed resolutions include American Education Week, American Patriotism in Harford County Public Schools and National Educational Support Professionals Day.
As always, the meeting will conclude with a report from Superintendent Robert A. Tomback.
Below is the published agenda for the October 24 meeting of the Harford County Board of Education. Published agendas are subject to change.
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
HCPS A. A. ROBERTY BUILDING
102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014
Board Business Meeting – 6:30 P.M. – Board Room
6:30 P.M. Call to Order – Dr. Leonard D. Wheeler, President
Quorum Roll Call
Adoption of Agenda
Pledge of Allegiance
*6:35 P.M. Recognition
• Hall of Fame – Maudeline A. Banks
• 2011 Maryland Center for Character Education School of the Year Award, Fountain Green Elementary School
• Gilder Lehrman American History Teacher of the Year 2011, Danielle Taylor
*6:55 P.M. Public Comment
*7:15 P.M. Introductions
*7:20 P.M. Board Committee Reports and Comments
*7:35 P.M. A. Consent Agenda:
1) Minutes of Previous Meetings:
October 10, 2011 (Goal 1-4 )
October 17, 2011 (Goal 1-4)
2) Monthly Report on Personnel, Tenure Recommendations (Goal 3)
3) Forest Hill Annex Electrical and Lighting Upgrades Project (Goal 4)
Action Items(s): Continued from Page 1
4) Proposed Resolutions:
• American Education Week
• Impact Area Aid Assistance
• American Patriotism in Harford County Public Schools
• National Education Support Professionals Day
• National Family Week
*7:40 P.M. B. Decision on OPEB Funding Transfer, Mr. James M. Jewell, Mr. Edward B. Fields (Goal 3)
*7:50 P.M. C. Presentation on Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Auditor’s Report for the Year Ending June 30, 2011, Mr. James M. Jewell (Goal 3)
*8:10 P.M. D. Board Strategic Plan Update #2
• Presentation on Student Attendance, Annual Yearly Progress – MSA and HSA Results, Graduation Rate, SAT Results and Advanced Placement Results
Mr. William A. Lawrence (Goal 1)
*8:30 P.M. E. Superintendent’s Report
Future Meetings Review
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What a great choice for the Hall of Fame. Mrs. Banks was a wonderful teacher and person. Thanks, as always, Cindy, for the information on the Board’s activities.