From the Harford County Board of Education:
The Board of Education of Harford County met for a business meeting on Monday, July 9, 2012, in the Board Room of the HCPS/A.A. Roberty Building and took the following actions or received the following presentations:
Recognized the following:
Approved the Consent Agenda:
– Minutes of Previous Meeting:
June 25, 2012
– Resolution David L. Brond’s Service – Ethics Panel of the Board of Education of Harford County
– Award of Contract: Church Creek Elementary School Chiller Replacement
– Award of Contract: Emmorton Elementary School Chiller Replacement
– Award of Contract: Havre de Grace Elementary School Chiller Replacement
Approved the promotion of Ms. Tamela W. Abbate, currently a Model Department Chairperson, to Assistant Supervisor of Reading, English and Language Arts.
Received a presentation and began deliberations on the FY14 Capital Improvement Program. The Board of Education will continue to deliberate through the summer and vote in September 2012 before submitting priorities to the state for funding. Please access the FY14 Capital Improvement Program Informational Report for item details.
Received the Superintendent’s Report:
– Welcome to Leadership Team Angela Morton as Executive Director of Elementary School Performance.
– Acknowledged that the school system will begin year two of the Educator Effectiveness Academies to prepare for the state’s Common Core standards and new assessments to follow.
– Announced that eight students from Joppatowne and North Harford high schools participated in a two-week Geographic Information Systems (GIS) internship. The internship gave the students involved a first-hand look at the world of using global positioning system (GPS) technology to mark data points and create an electronic source of mapped information.
– Recognized that the third annual summer camp for English Language Learners (ELL) was held on June 18-22 at Harford Glen. The Helping English Language Learners Outreach (H.E.L.L.O) Camp was conceived as a way to provide authentic, real-world experiences for ELLs entering third, fourth, and fifth grades, and to give these students opportunities to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in the English language.