From Harford County Public Schools:
The Board of Education of Harford County met in an open business meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in the Board Room of the HCPS/A.A. Roberty Building and took the following the actions or received the following presentations:
-Approved to alter the agenda by eliminating Item B: Decision on Transfer of Funds Between Capital Projects.
-Recognized the following:
Ms. Mabel E. Hart on being inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame as the 161st member.
Destination Imagination Global Tournament Qualifiers
SkillsUSA National Qualifiers
Improved Performance George D. Lisby Elementary School at Hillsdale
-Approved the Consent Agenda:
-Minutes of Previous Meetings:
March 28, 2011
April 4, 2011
–Monthly Report on Personnel, Non-Retention and Third Year Probation Report
-Decision on Award of Contract Dublin Elementary School Boiler Replacement, List of Alternates
-Decision on School/Organization Sponsored Project, Patterson Mill Middle-High School Improvements to Stormwater
-Decision on Audit Committee Charter Revision, Audit Committee Charter of the Board of Education of Harford County
-Decision on Contract Award for Emergency Contact Messaging Communication Service
–Food Price Increases for 2011-2012 School Year
School Nutrition Employee Week
Home and Hospital Teachers Appreciation Week
2011 Merit Scholastic Awards
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Pupil Personnel Worker Week
School Nurses Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
-Deferred the decision on agenda Item C, Earning of High School Credit for Mathematic Courses taken in Middle School, in order to hold it over for 30-days to gather public input on the topic. Future approval of this item would grant the awarding of elective credit for Algebra I and Geometry coursework completed in middle school. Grades earned for these courses in middle school would not be included in high school GPA or class rank computations.
-Received a presentation regarding College Readiness. The presentation also included information regarding an established partnership between HCPS and the College Board allowing for further opportunities for professional development/training and to be scorers and writers of the AP exams for teachers in order to continue on the path of College Readiness for HCPS students.
-Received a presentation on the Conclusion of the Legislative Session by Government Relations Coordinator Kathy M. Carmello.