Board of Education Meeting: February 26, 2007
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- Approval of Agenda; Womenâ€™s History Month; Recommended Positions on Education Legislation
Womenâ€™s History Month: The Board approved the observance of Womenâ€™s History Month in March as part of a national celebration to help create an awareness and appreciation of the often unrecognized contributions of women. The theme of this yearâ€™s celebration in Maryland is â€œGenerations of Women Moving History Forward.â€
- Public Comments
- Board/Superintendent Comments
- Consent Items
- Human Resources
The Board approved the following administrative appointment:
- Robert B. Hellmuth, currently acting director, Department of School Safety and Security, as director, Department of School Safety and Security.
- Final Action on Policy IEB, Middle School Education
The Board approved revised Policy IEB, Middle School Education. The policy provides direction for a rigorous and challenging middle school education program. The revision was developed with the collaboration of a steering committee comprising community and parent stakeholders, as well as representatives from school and administrative offices.
- Rescission of Policy GDA, Preemployment Physical Examinations
The Board voted to rescind Policy GDA, Preemployment Physical Examinations. Maryland law that previously required medical examinations prior to employment in a public school has been rescinded, and Montgomery County Public Schools does not make a physical examination a requirement for employment independent of state law.
- Update on Financial Management System
The Board reviewed progress on implementation of the new Financial Management System (FMS), which will support ongoing programs with improved management and financial operations information and improved financial monitoring and reporting. School staff will begin using the new FMS for requisitions and inventory on May 30, 2007.
- Presentation of Preliminary Plans
- Board of Education Items
The Board of Education submitted the following names to the principal of Downcounty Consortium Elementary School #28 for consideration by the school naming committee: Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Arcola. The naming committee may add up to two more names and then submit the list in priority order for final approval by the Board.
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