From the Harford County Board of Education:
The Board of Education of Harford County met in an open business meeting on Monday, September 10, 2012, in the Board Room of the HCPS/A.A. Roberty Building and took the following actions or received the following presentations:
Approved the Consent Agenda:
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting: August 13, 2012
3. Decision on School Sponsored Project: Aberdeen High School Electronic Scoreboard
4. Decision on Award of Contract: A/E Services for Magnolia Middle School Comprehensive HVAC Systemic Replacement
5. Decision on Award of Contract: A/E Services for North Harford Elementary HVAC
6. Decision on Recommendation of Candidate for Audit Committee
Received a presentation on the FY14 Proposed Capital Improvement Program. The budget request was revised based on stakeholder input received over the summer and the capital budget hearing held August 20, 2012. This budget request includes three (3) new items to include two (2) new major capital projects and one (1) new systemic project. The three new items include replacement buildings at Youth’s Benefit Elementary and Havre de Grace High School, as well as an HVAC project at Fallston High School. The proposed 2014 Capital Improvement Budget was revised to advance the educational and facility infrastructure replacement needs, which supports the Board of Education Strategic Plan. Board will take action on the FY14 Capital Improvement Program at the September 24th Board meeting.
Received a presentation on the FY12 Fourth Quarter Financial Report from Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Jim Jewell.
Received the Superintendent’s Report, which included:
– Recognition of Ring Factory Elementary School on being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this past week. Ring Factory is one of just 10 public and private schools in the state and 269 in the nation to receive this prestigious honor.
– Announcement that Edgewood High School has been accepted as a new Chapter in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), an exciting program sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization and the Maryland affiliate: Capital Region Educators of Dance Organization. Kelly Christ is the dance specialist in the school that organized this effort. Participation in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts enables schools and school districts to celebrate student achievement and dedication in the art of dance, and it connects inductees to the community of dancers at the state and national levels. Congratulations to Mrs. Christ and Edgewood High School!
– Announcement that Harford County Public schools will be participating in the fourth annual 2012 Meet the Primes event, in conjunction with Baltimore County, Maryland Purchasing Division, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Library, the Community College of Baltimore County and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC). This is a joint effort by the sponsors to provide a venue where teaming arrangements can be made between prime contractors and subcontracting for future projects. This networking event allows minority business enterprises/women business enterprises (MBE/WBE) and small businesses to meet face-to-face with prime consultants, contractors, purchasing professionals and business advocacy agencies. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium. The event is free of charge. To register, visit the Baltimore County website at www.baltimorecountymd.gov.