Students from Preston Elementary School opened the February 2 Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board of Education adopted a Resolution highlighting February as African American History Month.
The Lego Force team from Lockerman Middle School was recognized by the Board of Education for placing first in the First Lego League Qualifying Competition, Eastern Shore Region at Salisbury Middle School, Salisbury on December 12, 2015. Members of the team are: Hunter Ebling, Joseph Hinson, Jaxon Scott, Chad Smith, Logan Smith, Mason Voorhees and Liam Welch.
The Lego Tron team was recognized by the Board of Education for their first year of competing in the First Lego League Qualifying competition. Team members are: Daniel Bildstein, Zephan Gourley, Brandon Hardesty, Adam Harper, Sean Kimble, Joshua McClyment, Giddeon Shamp and Garrett Wood. The teachers/sponsors of both Lego teams are: Melissa Bradley and Trinia Honer.
Lockerman Middle School 8th grade science teacher Melissa Bradley was recognized by the Board of Education for being named a WCEI 96.7 Mid-Shore Teacher of the Month. Bradley was nominated by student Logan Smith.
Nicole Morris, Preston Elementary School first grade teacher, was recognized by the Board of Education for being named a WCEI 96.7 Mid-Shore Teacher of the Month. Morris was recognized by student Parker Dietrich.
The Board of Education heard reports on the following:
- 2015-2016 Caroline County Public Schools teacher recruitment schedule, presented by Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Milton Nagel.
- Legislative Update - update on state legislation affecting education presented by Board Member Louise Cheek.
- Finance report - presented by Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Milton Nagel.
The Board of Education approved the following items:
- FY 2017 preliminary budget request. The budget reflects maintenance of effort funding from the Caroline County Commissioners. The official school enrollment has increased by ten students, which results in an increase in maintenance of effort funding of $53,589.
- Personnel items.