• Board Notes/Agenda from

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    Board of Education Meeting




    ·         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   Montgomery Learning Academy

    §  Jarrett Little

    §  Ogilbio Hernandez


    RECOGNITIONS - The Board recognized the following individuals


    ·         Montgomery County Schools Community Partnership Award-Montgomery Learning Academy

    o   Pastor Paul E. Whitley, Revival Temple Church, Troy, NC


    ·         2011 Montgomery County Schools Spelling Bee Winners – School Level

      • Eduardo Atilano – 4th Grade, Candor Elementary School
      • Jackie Stump – 8th Grade, East Middle School
      • Aida Barrientos – 4th Grade, Green Ridge Elementary School
      • Jaylon Morrison – 4th Grade, Mt. Gilead Elementary School
      • Faye Reeves – 5th Grade, Page Street Elementary School
      • Gavin Joyce – 5th Grade, Star Elementary School
      • Kaleigh Wright – 6th Grade, West Middle School


    • 2011 Montgomery County Schools Spelling Bee Champion
      •  Eduardo Atilano – 4th Grade, Candor Elementary School

    • 2011 North Carolina Wrestling Competition – West Montgomery High School
      • Antwain Green – State Individual 215 lb. Class Championship Winner
        • Jeremy Rinker – West Montgomery High School Coach

    • North Carolina School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Award
      • Lindsay Whitley – Montgomery County Schools Internet Website

    • North Carolina School Board Association School Boardsmanship Recognition
      • Ann Long – Diploma of Honor – Montgomery County Board of Education Member
      • Almetta Armstrong – Scholar’s Circle – Former Montgomery County Board of Education Member


    CONSENT AGENDA - Approved By Board

    • Board Minutes:  February 7, 2011 Regular Meeting – (Enclosure) – Carol Hardee
    • Personnel and Auxiliary Reports –  Kevin Lancaster
    • Budget Amendments 11 and 12 – (Enclosure) – Kathy Johnson

    I.  NC Public Schools Will Produce Globally Competitive Students


    • Montgomery Learning Academy – “Success for ALL Students
      • Principal, John Ward  gave a presentation on the success of students who attend Montgomery Learning Acaedemy.

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

    III. NC Public School Students Will Be Healthy and Responsible

    IV. Leadership Will Guide Innovation in NC Public Schools

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

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

    o   Policy Code 3405                Students At Risk of Academic Failure

    o   Policy Code 7241                Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial

    Motor Vehicle Operators

    o   Policy Code 7900                Resignation

    o   Policy Code 7930                Professional Employees:  Demotion and


    o   Policy Code 7950                Probationary Teachers:  Nonrenewal

    ·         Policy and Regulations – (Enclosure) – Kevin Lancaster First Reading
    o   Policy Code 7240                Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace
    o   Policy Code 7401                School Bus Drivers

    • Montgomery County Schools 2011-2012 School Calendar – (Enclosure) – Kevin Lancaster  Action Item - The Board approved the 2011-2012 Calendar
    •  Resolutions – Dale Ellis - The Board approved the following resolutions
      • North Carolina Sales Tax and Use Tax Resolution- (Enclosure)  Action Item
      • Opposition to Charter School Senate Bill 8 – (Enclosure) – Action Item
    • Montgomery County School Middle School Uniforms – (Enclosure) –  Dale Ellis
    •  Board Norms – (Enclosure) - Dale Ellis - Action Item

    VI. Superintendent’s Remarks


    ·         Dale Ellis: During his superintendent's comments, Dr. Ellis gave a budget update.  He will be sending out a memo within the next two weeks to employees, that will cover possible cuts.  The budget proposed by the Governor would result in a $600,000 local cut.  The school system will try to handle cuts through attrition.  The school system will partner with NCAE to launch a grassroots campaign, "Fund Schools First".

      • Budget  
      • NCAE  Partnership – Grass Roots


    closed session for the purpose of DISCUSSING PERSONNEL [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(6)] , PROPERTY [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(5)], AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(1)].


    ADJOURNMENT – Chairman DeBerry





    • Monday, April 4, 4:30pm-6:30pm Board Budget Work Session/Public Hearing
    • Monday, April 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Montgomery County Board of Education Meeting



    • Thursday, March 10, 2011, Noon – Montgomery Board of Education visit to  Montgomery Learning Academy
Last Modified on April 7, 2011