Members of the Ridgely Elementary School Fuel Up To Play 60 team led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the March 1 Board of Education meeting. The students also shared healthy snacks with the Board of Education members.
Kyle Tallent, 8th grade student at Colonel Richardson Middle School, was recognized by the Board of Education for winning 1st Place in the National Geography Bee at CRMS.
Don Mulrine, Denton town administrator, came before the Board of Education to ask for a letter of support for the Sharp Road park project. The town is seeking funds from the state of Maryland for the park.
REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
The Board of Education heard reports on the following:
- NorthBay Environmental Trip: Students and staff from Colonel Richardson Middle School and Lockerman Middle School gave a presentation on the 6th grade trip to NorthBay Environmental Center in North East, Maryland during the week of February 8 - February 12.
- African American History Month School Events/Activities: Dr. Andrea Berry, Supervisor of Minority Achievement, gave a report on the activities and events the schools held for African American History Month. Each school did a display of their activities during the month of February.
- Advanced Manufacturing and Production Program (AMP): Josh Zimmerman, CTE Teacher Specialist; Angela Visintainer, Caroline County Economic Development Director and Gene Smith, CCTC Principal; talked about the new program which partners students from CCTC with Tanglewood Conservatories in Denton. Zimmerman said the discussion about the program began about two years ago, when the school system held talks with local businesses about business needs. The greatest need is for a skilled work force. The AMP program is an apprenticeship learning model that will benefit students in terms of having skills and knowledge to be work place and college ready. The program has been submitted to the Maryland State Board of Education to be approved. A youtube video about the program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ9xnJhHuqY&feature=youtu.be
- Digital Learning Day: Amy Shepler, Academic Technology Integration Coach, presented on the 2016 Digital Learning Day held in February. A link to the information can be found at: http://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/carps/Board.nsf/files/A7B4HD747792/$file/WebPage.pdf
- Legislative Update: Board member Louise Cheek and Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Milton Nagel gave an update on pending legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.
The Board voted on the following items:
- Re-naming of Lockerman Middle School Baseball Field - the board voted to wait on naming the field until they talk with the family of the person the field is to be named after and to get public input on the proposal.
- Personnel items. The Board voted on various personnel items.
- Sharp Road Park letter of support - the board voted to send a letter in support of the town of Denton's request for the Sharp Road Park project.