• Board Notes/Agenda from

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    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   EMHS Students

    §  Nikki Hunsucker

    §  Kedric Marshall

    ·        Swearing In of Newly Elected and Re-elected Montgomery County Board of Education Members – Montgomery County Clerk of Superior Court, Wayne Wooten

    o   Tommy Blake

    o   Bryan Dozier

    o   Jesse Hill

    o   Sandra Miller

    ·         Election of Montgomery County Board of Education Officers for Year Ending December, 2011 – Mr. Steve DeBerry was re-elected as Board Chair and Mr. Tommy Blake was elected as the Vice-Chair of the Board.





    ·         Montgomery County Schools Community Partnership Award

    o   Myron and Barbara Dice, Co-Pastors, Sandhills Circuit United Methodist Church

    ·         East Montgomery High School Band Competition, 3rd Place Overall, 2nd Place for Music and the Recipient of the “Espirt de Corps” Award

    o   Marvis Rorie, Director and Students; Amber Byrd, Nikki Hunsucker, Kedric Marshall, LuAnn Yancey

    ·         Montgomery County Schools’ 2010-2011 Principal of the Year

    o   Vance Thomas

    ·         Montgomery County Schools’ 2010-2011 EC Teacher of Excellence

    o    Pat Parrish, Troy Elementary

    ·         Bright Ideas Grant Recipients

    o   Nita Thompson, Green Ridge Elementary School

    o   Debra Knowles, West Middle School

    o   Angie Tofflemeyer, West Middle School

    o   Teresa Simmons, Candor Elementary School

    ·         Montgomery County Board of Education Board Members

    o   James Spivey

    o   Frances Reaves



    CONSENT AGENDA – The Board approved the consent agenda.



    • Board Minutes:  November 1, 2010 Regular Meeting – (Enclosure) – Carol Hardee
    • Personnel and Auxiliary Reports –  Kevin Lancaster
    • Budget Amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4 – (Enclosure) – Kathy Johnson
    • 2010-2011 Auditing  Contract – (Enclosure) – Kathy Johnson


    I.  NC Public Schools Will Produce Globally Competitive Students


    • Curriculum Focus –  East Montgomery High School - Principal, Donna Kennedy
      • Foundations for Academic Success – (Enclosure)
        • Todd Beane, Jill Blake, Mary Gilman, Carol Parsons, Amy B. Reynolds
    • Professional Learning Communities Update – (Enclosure) - Dale Ellis
      • Dr. Ellis gave an update on the professional learning communities process, including feedback from principals’ level meeting and Page Street meeting.
    • Middle School 3-D System – Video Game Creation – Graham Fox
      • Graham Fox and several middle school students gave a presentation and demonstrated 3-D Technology.

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



    • 2010-2011 Montgomery County Schools Calendar – Dale Ellis (Enclosure 6) - The Board voted to change the school calendar to allow schools to dismiss two hours early on Friday, December 17.

    III. NC Public School Students Will Be Healthy and Responsible



    • Montgomery County Schools Universal Breakfast Pilot Program – Frank Fiorella - (Enclosure) Frank Fiorella discussed the benefits of providing free breakfast to all students.


    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 – Approved.

    o   Policy Code    7430               - Substitute Teachers


    ·         Policy and Regulations – (Enclosure) – Kevin Lancaster First Reading

    o   Policy Code    1310/4002     Parental Involvement

    o   Policy Code 1510/4200/7270 School Safety

    o   Policy Code 2121                  Board Member Conflict of Interest

    o   Policy Code 3101                  Concurrent Enrollment and Other                                                Curriculum  Expansions

    o   Policy Code 3320                  School Trips

    o   Policy Code 3430                  School Improvement Plan

    o   Policy Code 3610                  Counseling Program

    o   Policy Code 4100                  Age Requirements for Initial Entry

    o   Policy Code 4335                  Criminal Behavior

    o   Policy Code 4400                  Attendance

    o   Policy Code 5005 DELETE District Advisory Committees

    o   Policy Code 5027/7275        Weapons and Explosives Prohibited

    o   Policy Code 5070                  Public Records

    o   Policy Code 6340                  Transportation Service/Vehicle


    o   Policy Code 6401                  Ethics and the Purchasing Function

    o   Policy Code 7410                  Career Status

    o   Policy Code 7510                  Leave of Absence

    o   Policy Code 7730                  Employee Conflict of Interest

    o   Policy Code 7810                  Evaluation of Licensed Employees

    o   Policy Code 7820                  Personnel Files



    VI. Superintendent’s Remarks


    ·         Dale Ellis (Enclosure)


    ·         Dropouts—First 60 days – 7 dropouts, 12 this time last year. Staff members are doing a great job! Graduation coaches through CIS have helped.


    ·         Not so good news – NC 42nd in nation on national level for educational funding.  Need to continue to stress to state to fund schools first!


    closed session for the purpose of DISCUSSING PERSONNEL [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(6)] and PROPERTY [NC GENERAL STATUTE 143-318.11(a)(5)].



    ADJOURNMENT – Chairman DeBerry




    • Monday, January 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m.



    • December 9, 2010, 12:00 p.m.   MCBE Visit to East Montgomery High School
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