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Board of Education Adopts FY 2023 Operating Budget, Policy FFA, and Health Education and Physical Education Framework; Approves Amendment to Financial Literacy Recommendation; Discusses School Meals; Makes Several Appointments
The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) held a business meeting on June 7, 2022. During the meeting, the Board adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 operating budget; adopted Policy FFA, Naming School Facilities; approved an amendment to the financial literacy recommendation; adopted a new framework for health education and physical education; discussed school meals; and made several appointments.
The agenda for the meeting, with related links, can be viewed on the Board website. Watch the meeting recording.
Final Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget
The Board adopted a $2.92 billion Operating Budget for FY 2023. This is an increase of $137.9 million (5 percent) from the current FY 2022 budget. The budget will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to provide a continuation of key services, provide critical support to students for mental health and well-being, and cover pandemic increases on operating costs.
Read the resolution.
View the PowerPoint.
Read the press release.
Policy FFA, Naming of School Facilities
The Board adopted Policy FFA, Naming of School Facilities. The policy includes updated criteria by which school names are selected, as well as criteria for renaming schools.
Financial Literacy Recommendation
The Board approved a plan that expands access to financial literacy courses. Schools will be required to offer credit and non-credit bearing opportunities for students to develop financial literacy. The Board amended the resolution to include an update in spring 2023 on student participation and achievement in each of the options and to revisit the possibility of making a financial literacy course a credited graduation requirement.
Read the amended resolution.
New Framework for Health Education and Physical Education
The Board adopted the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Maryland Health Education Framework and the Maryland State Department of Education Physical Education Framework for use as the MCPS Health Education and Physical Education Curriculum Frameworks in the development of resources to support instruction and enhance student well-being. The MSDE Health Education and Physical Education Frameworks include legislated mandates and established curriculum requirements for the courses that students take from pre-K–8, as well as a 1.0 health education and 1.0 physical education credit required for high school graduation.
School Meals at a Glance
The Board received an update on the Division of Food and Nutrition Services’ programs.
The Board approved the following appointments:
Brian S. Stockton, currently chief of staff, Arlington Public Schools, as chief of staff
Celia Fischer, currently partner, Alexion Fischer, LLC, as assistant chief, Office of Communications
Elba M. Garcia-Fiallo, currently executive director, Language Acquisition Division, Office of Teaching and Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools, as senior community advisor, Office of the Superintendent
Rotunda Floyd-Cooper, currently director, Learning, Achievement and Administration, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Schools (OTLS), as associate superintendent of School Support and Well-Being, OTLS
Peter O. Moran, currently director, Learning, Achievement and Administration, OTLS, as associate superintendent of School Support and Well-Being, OTLS
Damon A. Monteleone, currently assistant chief, Teaching, Learning, and Schools, OTLS, as associate superintendent of Well-Being, Learning and Achievement, OTLS
David W. Adams, currently principal, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, Denver Public Schools, as director, Learning, Achievement, and Administration, OTLS
Kimberly M. Boldon, currently principal, Thomas S. Wootton High School, as consulting principal, Department of Professional Growth Systems, Office of Human Resources and Development
Irina LaGrange, currently principal, Tilden Middle School, as director, Department of College and Career Readiness and Districtwide Programs, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs, OTLS
Lee F. Derby, currently principal, Cedar Grove Elementary School, as supervisor, Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs, OTLS
Barbara M. Escobar, currently principal intern, Shady Grove Middle School, as principal, Neelsville Middle School
Rebecca A. Irwin Kennedy, currently principal intern, Highland View Elementary School, as principal, Rosemary Hills Elementary School
Ebony-Nicole Kelly, currently principal intern, Rachel Carson Elementary School, as principal, Lakewood Elementary School
Mindy D. Reeves, currently assistant principal, Watkins Mill Elementary School, as principal, Rachel Carson Elementary School
Brooke L. Simon, currently acting principal, Watkins Mill Elementary School, as principal, Watkins Mill Elementary School
Sweta D. Zaks, currently assistant principal, Bannockburn Elementary School, as principal, Wood Acres Elementary School
The Board approved the following recognitions:
The Board is scheduled to hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The agenda is subject to change. Please check the Board website and meeting calendar for further information.
About the Board of Education
The Board is the official educational policymaking body in the county. The Board is responsible for the direction and operation of the public school system. The Board consists of seven county residents elected by voters for a four-year term and a student elected by secondary school students for a one-year term. Board members are elected countywide but run at-large or from the Board district in which they reside. Montgomery County Board of Education: Ms. Brenda Wolff, president; Ms. Karla Silvestre, vice president. Members: Dr. Judith Docca, Mrs. Shebra L. Evans, Ms. Lynne Harris, Dr. Scott Joftus, Mrs. Rebecca Smondrowski, and Ms. Hana O’Looney, student member. Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, interim superintendent of schools and secretary-treasurer. Office of the Board: 240-740-3030.
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