News Release, Charles County Public Schools

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week.

Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change.

Executive session– 11:30 a.m.

Call to order– 1 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance, Henry E. Lackey High School

Recognition of student state winners

Superintendent’s update

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Correspondence/Board Member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Student Board Member update
  • Significant disproportionality in special education
  • Projects update
  • FY 2020 operating budget
  • Legislative update

Unfinished business

  • Grading policy #5132.2
  • Retreat – March 11
  • Town Hall – March 25, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., work session, 6 p.m. (retreat discussion)

New business and future agenda items

  • New business
    • March for Our Schools
  • Future agenda items

Recognition– 4:30 p.m.

  • James E. Richmond Leadership Award – recipient, Marvin Jones, executive director, school administration
  • Resolutions:Read Across Charles County; Women’s History Month;andFine and Performing Arts Month.
  • Students
  • Staff

Public Forum– 6 p.m.

Action items

  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • Textbooks: “Therapeutic Exercises: Foundations and Techniques” and “Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain”
  • FY2020 proposed operating budget


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