• Board Notes/Agenda from
    Monday, January 9, 2012
    Board of Education Meeting


    ·         Montgomery County Schools Redistricting – (Enclosure 1) Dale Ellis, Deborah Stagner  Action Item - The Board approved version 1A of the redistricting map.


    ·         Call to Order and Adoption of Agenda – Chairman – Steve DeBerry

    ·         Opening Devotional

    ·         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

    o   West Middle School

    §  Ashley Shuping

    §  Danielle Varner


    RECOGNITIONS - The Board recognized the following individuals

    • Resolution of Esteem for Jimmy Lamonds – (Enclosure 2)
      • Family Attending – Wife, Barbara Lamonds & Children
    • Community Partnership Award
      • Tree of Hope – Harold Vanderveer & Kim Gariepy
      • Operation Inasmuch – First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Gilead
    • Montgomery County Schools 2011 Christmas Card Artist
      • Oscar Bernal-Jaimes, Jr. – East Middle School
    • National Board Certified Teachers
      • Initial Certifications – Krista McGuire, Jilian Reynolds & Bev Russell
      • Renewals – Susan Inman & Sarah Talbert
    • North Carolina 2012 School Board Appreciation Month – (Enclosure 3)


    CONSENT AGENDA - The Board approved the consent agenda

    • Board Minutes:  December 5, 2011 – (Enclosure 4) – Carol Hardee
    • Personnel and Auxiliary Reports – (Enclosure 5)  Kevin Lancaster
    • Budget Amendment #8 – (Enclosure 6) – Kathy Johnson
    • Montgomery County Board of Education Calendar of Meetings – School Visits Change – (Enclosure 7)

    I.  NC Public Schools Will Produce Globally Competitive Students


    • West Middle School – Impact Strategies for Reading at the Middle School Level
      • Derek McCoy, Principal - WMS discussed how they are using strategies to increase reading fluency at West Middle.  
    • North Carolina State Accountability Model – (Enclosure 8) Dale Ellis - Dr. Ellis presented the proposed changes to the State Accountability Model. 
    • Career and College Promise – (Enclosure 9) Dale Ellis - Dr. Ellis discussed the Career and College Promise initiative implemented by Gov Bev Perdue.  It will benefit our students greatly.

    II. NC Public Schools Will Be Led by 21st Century Professionals

    • Teacher Effectiveness Update – (Enclosure 10) Dale Ellis - In alignment with the statewide emphasis on accountability, the state will report on teacher effectiveness for the first time on January 20, 2012.

    III. NC Public School Students Will Be Healthy and Responsible

    IV. Leadership Will Guide Innovation in NC Public Schools

    • Montgomery County Schools Customer Service Survey – (Enclosure 11) Dale Ellis - Results from this year's central office customer service survey are available! 

    V. NC Public Schools Will be Governed and Supported by 21st Century Systems

    ·         Energy Management Update – (Enclosure 12 ) – Nelson Furr, Nelson Jessup - As a result of the energy management program, MCS saved a total of $643,000 (19%) in cost avoidance over the last three years.

    ·         2012-2013 Montgomery County School Calendar – (Enclosure 13) – Kevin Lancaster Action Item - The Board unanimously approved the 180-day calendar for the 2012-2013 school year.

    ·         Policy and Regulations – (Enclosure 14) – Kevin Lancaster Action Item - The Board approved the following policies.

    o   Policy Code 3225/4312/7320             Technology Acceptable Use Policy

    o   Policy Code 3225/4312/7320 E-1      Technology Acceptable Use Agreement

                                                                   for Students

    o   Policy Code 7560          NEW              Return to Work After Injury

    ·         Policy and Regulation – (Enclosure 15) – Kevin Lancaster Action Item - Approved.

    o   Policy Code 4333                                 Weapons, Bomb Threats and Clear

                                                                              Threats to Safety

    ·         Policy and Regulations – (Enclosure 16) – Kevin Lancaster First Reading - Submitted for first reading.

    o   Policy Code 4202/5029/7272 NEW Service Animals in Schools

    o   Policy Code 4318                               Use of Wireless Communication


    o   Policy Code 7305            NEW          Staff Use of Wireless Communication


    o   Policy Code 7335            NEW          Employee Use of Social Media


    VI. Superintendent’s Remarks


    ·         Dale Ellis


    closed session for the purpose of DISCUSSING PERSONNEL [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(6)] .


    ADJOURNMENT – Chairman DeBerry




    • Monday, February 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m.




    • Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – Montgomery County Board of Education Midyear Review
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