Board of Education to Hold Business Meeting, Tuesday, March 19, 2024


The Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. A closed session will begin at 9:00 a.m. with public agenda items beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The meeting will be cablecast live on Comcast Channel 34 (HD 1071), Verizon Channel 36, RCN Channel 89 and the MCPS website. The agenda, with related materials attached, can be found on the Board of Education’s BoardDocs site.

1. Closed Session Approval – 9:00 a.m.
1.1 Acknowledgement of a Quorum
1.2 Resolution for Today’s Closed Session This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
2. Opening of Meeting – 12:00 p.m.
2.1 Approval of the REVISED Agenda
3. Human Resources and Development – 12:01 p.m.
3.1 Monthly Report This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
3.2 Recommended Appointments
4. Recognitions – 12:30 p.m.
4.1 Celebrating the Arts Month This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
4.2 Arab American Heritage Month This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
4.3 National Autism Awareness Month This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
4.4 Month of the Military Child This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
4.5 Recognition of Educators Who Earned Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2023 This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5. Public Comments – 12:35 p.m.
5.1 Sharon Clemons
5.2 Caden Unger This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.3 Gauri Vellanoore
5.4 Megan Stallard This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.5 Nicholas Evans
5.6 Jennifer Martin
5.7 Valarie Davis
5.8 Silvia Hou This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.9 Jamie Doyle This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.10 Cynthia Simonson This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.11 Jamie Harper This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.12 Annie Tulkin This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.13 Adam Rossenwasser This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.14 Nikhita Bhatt This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.15 Jason Bromer This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.16 Esther Wells This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.17 Evelyn Chung This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
5.18 Nicole Kashtan This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6. Consent Items – 1:35 p.m.
6.1 Procurement Contracts of $25,000 or More This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.2 Contract Approval for Bid No. 4114.7, Classroom Furniture–Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.3 Contract Approval for Bid No. 4121.21, Office Papers, Virgin and Recycled This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.4 Contract Approval for Bid No. 47QTCA22D0008N, Wireless Mobility Services–Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.5 Contract Approval for Bid No. 7133.12, Cafeteria Disposable Supplies–Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.6 Contract Approval for Bid No. 9637.5, Fire Alarm Replacement and Services at Various Locations–Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.7 Award of Contract–Blair G. Ewing Center Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Replacement Project This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.8 Change Order Over $100,000–Woodlin Elementary School Major Capital Project This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.9 Change Order Over $100,000–Charles W. Woodward High School Reopening Project This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.10 Consultant Appointments–Building Commissioning Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.11 Consultant Appointments–Civil Engineering Services Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.12 Consultant Appointments–Environmental Studies for Various Projects Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.13 Consultant Appointments–Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Services Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.14 Consultant Agreements–Natural Resource Inventory and Forest Stand Delineation Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.15 Consultant Agreements–Topography and Boundary Survey Services Extension This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.16 Second Lease Amendment for Commercial Office Space–15 West Gude Drive This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.17 Fiscal Year 2025 Montgomery County Council Spending Affordability Guidelines This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.18 Fiscal Year 2024 Supplemental Appropriation and Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2024 Capital Budget and the Fiscal Years 2023-2028 Amended Capital Improvements Program–Relocatable Classrooms This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
6.19 Monthly Financial Report This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
7. Item of Discussion/Action – 1:45 p.m.
7.1 English Language Arts Curriculum Adoption This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
7.2 Contract Approval for RFP No. 4970.2 English Language Arts Curricular and Instructional Materials for Elementary Schools This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
8. Item of Discussion – 2:15 p.m.
8.1 Districtwide Approach to Educating, Preventing, and Addressing Hate-Bias This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
9. Items of Legislation – 3:15 p.m.
9.1 Recommended Positions
10. Recess – 3:45 p.m.
11. Spring Facilities and Boundaries Decisions – 4:15 p.m.
11.1 Boundary Study Scope Recommendation to Determine the Service Area for the new Crown High School and the Expansion of Damascus High School This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
11.2 Revised Boundary Study Timeline for the Boundary Study Scope to Determine the Service Area for the Reopening of Charles W. Woodward High School This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
11.3 Project Scope Changes for the Reopening of Charles W. Woodward High School and Crown High School (new) This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
12. Action on Board Policies – 5:15 p.m.
12.1 Tentative Action, Policy IKB, Homework This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
12.2 Tentative Action, Policy GEA, Board Appointment of MCPS Leaders This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
13. Item of Discussion – 6:15 p.m.
13.1 Financial Literacy This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
14. Items of Information – 7:15 p.m.
14.1 Legal Fees Report This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
14.2 Construction Progress Report This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
15. Board of Education Items – 7:20 p.m.
15.1 Future Closed Session Resolution This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
15.2 Report of Previous Closed Sessions This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
15.3 Previous New Business This Agenda Item Contains an Attachment.
15.4 New Business
16. Informational Summaries – 7:25 p.m.
16.1 Informational Summary for the February 20, 2024, Operating Budget Hearing 3
16.2 Informational Summary for the February 22, 2024, Meeting
16.3 Informational Summary for the February 27, 2024, Spring Facilities and Boundaries Presentation and Preliminary Work Session
16.4 Informational Summary for the March 7, 2024, Spring Facilities and Boundaries Work Session 2
16.5 Informational Summary for the March 7, 2024, Special Appointments Meeting
16.6 Informational Summary for the March 7, 2024, Spring Facilities and Boundaries Hearing 1
16.7 Informational Summary for the March 14, 2024, Spring Facilities and Boundaries Hearing 2
17. Adjournment – 7:30 p.m.

(please visit this link for the most up-to-date agenda)

 

Recent Stories

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) are on the scene of a collision that involves two vehicles and one pedestrian struck on I-270 Saturday night.

Chris Vaughn is the proud coach of Team Marvels- a remarkable special needs baseball team based in Manchester, MD in nearby Carroll County. He is running five marathons in five…

Article by Ben Shlesinger Filippo’s, which operated as Marchone’s until 2014, opened in 1955.  Last November, we reported the deli was sold by Filippo Leo to new owner Shelly Scanzaroli,…

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a fire at a five-story residential building at 327 King Farm Blvd in Rockville at approximately 6:30pm on Saturday evening.

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

×

Subscribe to our mailing list