Board-to-Board

July 5, 2006

 

 

A communications report of activities from the Albemarle County School Board to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

 

Administrative Changes: During its June meetings, the School Board approved the following changes:

 

**Yancey Elementary School welcomes Ms. Alison Dwier-Selden as Principal.  She previously served as Assistant Principal of Walton Middle School.

**Woodbrook Elementary School welcomes Dr. William Sterrett as Principal.  He previously served as Assistant Principal of Johnson Elementary School in Charlottesville City Public Schools

**Henley Middle School welcomes Dr. Anne Coughlin as Principal.  She previously served as Principal of Western Albemarle High School.

**Western Albemarle High School welcomes Mr. Chris Dyer as Acting Principal.  He previously served as Director of Community Engagement.

**Dr. Bernard Hairston was appointed as Director of Community Engagement.  He previously served as Principal of Burley Middle School.

 **Burley Middle School welcomes Ms. Marcha Howard as Acting Principal.  She previously served as Assistant Principal of Burley Middle School. 

**Crozet Elementary School welcomes Mr. Mark Green as Assistant Principal.  He previously served as the School Counselor of Crozet Elementary.

**Greer Elementary welcomes Ms. Lisa Molinaro as Assistant Principal.  She previously served as the Reading First Literacy Coach at Yancey Elementary School.

**Walton Middle School welcomes Mrs. India Haun as an Administrative Intern.  She previously served as the K-5 Math Coordinator for the County schools. 

**Sutherland Middle School welcomes Jeannette Orrock as Assistant Principal.  She previously served as Assistant Principal of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School.

**Brownsville Elementary School welcomes Linda King as Assistant Principal.  She previously served as Assistant Principal of Greer Elementary School.

 

Current Student Code of Conduct:  At its June 8, 2006 meeting, the Albemarle County School Board had a lengthy discussion on the current student code of conduct in regards to athletics and other extracurricular activities.  At this meeting, the Board gave parents, students and community members an opportunity for public comment.  There was Board consensus to review athletics training policy and related consequences for violations, receive staff recommendations on educational programming concerning underage alcohol use, and have continued discussion about possible changes Policy JFC with respect to off-campus behaviors.

 

“The Virginia Experiment: Tracing the Growth of Democracy in Four Hundred Years of American History” Grant:  A consortium of five central Virginia school divisions, including Albemarle County Schools, has received a three year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education entitled “The Virginia Experiment: Tracing the Growth of Democracy in Four Hundred Years of American History”.  This grant is designed to improve teachers’ knowledge and understanding of American History through intensive, on-going professional development.    

 

Comprehensive Technology Plan: The 2005-2006 Technology Plan Objectives and the Action Plan for 2006-2007 were received for information and discussion at the June 8th meeting.  The Albemarle County Schools Comprehensive Technology Plan 2004-2007 is fully aligned with the Educational Technology Plan for Virginia.  As this is the third year of the plan, it will undergo full review in 2006-2007.  The Comprehensive Technology Plan 2007-2010 will be aligned with the state plan, as required, but will also clearly reflect the Division’s Visions, Mission, and Goals as contained in the 2005-2009 ACPS Strategic Plan. 

 

School Board Salary:  A public hearing was held on June 8th to increase School Board member salaries for the 2006-2007 school year.  After the public hearing, the School Board approved and set for next year a salary of $5,500 for School Board members (this represents a $200 or 3.95% increase, in alignment with our merit pool for classified salary increases) with a chairman stipend of $1,800 (no increase) and a Vice-Chair stipend of $35 per meeting chaired (no increase). 

 

Evaluations The School Board met in retreat to evaluate our performance as a team, our performance as individual Board members, our progress in addressing the Superintendent/School Board goals and priorities, and our Superintendent’s performance during the first six months of her service.  The Superintendent’s salary was also increased by 4%.

 

School Board Meetings:  The next regularly scheduled School Board meetings are June 22, 6:30 p.m. and July 13, 6:30 p.m. 

**A reminder that the School Board will not hold a regular meeting on July 27, 2006. 

 

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