Highlights from the Caroline Board of Education Meeting
Board Member Reports
Student Representative Reports
Because of the school closure, student representatives did not have reports to share. However, NCHS representative Hailey Gauck sent the Board a message which read:
For the most part, Continuity of Learning has been going well. Yet, some subjects have proven to be difficult from what I gather from my peers and my younger siblings. Most are struggling with math subjects that are better learned through in-person instruction, and I realize that nothing can be done about that, but this issue has come to my attention many times.
I see and appreciate the things my school and the whole county is doing for our students, especially the seniors and I am grateful. Of course, graduation is still a mystery and I hope the Board can come to a decision that is best for our students and Caroline County's public health. I think, I speak for all seniors when I say that we'll just roll with the punches like we always have. I, for one, am just eager for college and I hope the pandemic does not affect us in the next school year.
Dr. Baurys Recognized for Earning Doctorate
Dr. Tamra A. Baurys, Greensboro Elementary School teacher, was recognized by the Board for receiving an Educational Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Dr. Baurys joined the meeting virtually, and thanked Dr. Saelens for permission to conduct the research for her dissertation, which was on therapy dog use in the classroom. She also thanked the Board for being supportive of continuing education for staff through tuition reimbursement.
Dr. Saelens and the Board congratulated Dr. Baurys on this accomplishment, and thanked her for her work in the classroom with her therapy dog, Molly.
Personnel with Addendum
Regulations: Graduation Requirements for Public Schools in Caroline County
Regulations: Reporting Pupil Progress
The Board unanimously passed the consent agenda.
INDIVIDUAL ACTION ITEMS
Calendar Waiver Request
Waiver: Graduation Requirements Policy
Waiver: Graduation Exercises Policy (Valedictorian)
Changes to Commencement Ceremony
Waiver: Senior High Interscholastics Athletics
Contract: Concrete Slabs at Four Elementary Schools
DISCUSSION OF ITEMS FOR FUTURE BOARD ACTION
Crowdsourcing Policy - Second Reading
Mr. Nagel presented the Board with the draft Crowdsourcing Policy. This policy serves to set expectations regarding the initiation of fundraising through crowdfunding activities that support a teacher’s efforts to enhance the district or school’s educational programming. This policy is supplemental to CCPS’ Fundraising Policy, Reference I.II.10. The Board will again consider this policy at the third reading in June.