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    School Board Meeting of April 6, 2022

    View the agenda on the Electronic School Board webpage.
    Watch the School Board meeting on PWCS-TV.

    Launching Thriving Futures Focus: 

    • The School Board recognized state track Champions and their coaches from the following high schools: Battlefield, Osbourn Park and Potomac.

    The School Board Approved: 

    • Recognizing April 25-29, 2022, as "Administrative Professionals Week (PDF)" and April 27, 2022, as "Administrative Professionals Day";
    • Recognizing May 2022 as "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (PDF)";
    • Recognizing May 2022 as " Better Hearing and Speech Month (PDF)";
    • The award of a contract for the procurement of HVAC air filters to the lowest responsive and responsible (PDF) bidders (PDF), Filterbuy, Inc. for type I pleated filters and Timilon Corporation for type II box filters and type III bag filters;
    • The award of a contract (PDF) for the Dewey digital platform, products, and related services, an online/mobile resource to help families and caregivers support student learning and engagement;
    • The award of contracts for Back of the Envelope (energy savings projects) to the highest ranked offerors, CMTA Energy Solutions and Schneider Electric Buildings America, Inc.;
    • The award of a contract for the Gar-Field High School culinary arts renovation to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), Henley Construction Company, Inc., in the total amount of $1,099,700;
    • The award of a contract for the Independent Hill fleet garage facility to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), V.F. Pavone Construction Company, in the total amount of $5,053,000;
    • The CP Nutrients, LLC Agreement (PDF) for Purchase and Sale of Nutrient Offset Credits to purchase nutrient credits for the Colgan High School athletic storage building project. Further, the Chairman At-Large and Clerk are authorized to sign any necessary documents pertaining to the Agreement, subject to approval as to form only by the Division Counsel;
    • The 2022-23 Perkins Local Plan and Budget for Career and Technical Education (PDF);
    • The Development Impact Statement (PDF) for the Parkridge Center rezoning that states the School Board is opposed to the subject application and Parkridge Development Exhibit (PDF);
    • Recognizing April 18-22, 2022, as "Public School Volunteer Week (PDF)";
    • Authorizing the Right of Way/Easement Dedication/Vacation Agreement (PDF) to dedicate right of way and easements for the realignment of the Horner Road improvement project at Kilby Elementary School. Further, that the Chairman At-Large and Clerk are authorized to sign any necessary documents pertaining to the agreement, subject to approval as to form only by the Division Counsel;
    • The payrolls for February 2022 in the amount of $68,930,027.95 as shown on the recapitulation sheet (PDF);
    • The school attendance areas individually associated with Brentsville District High School and Patriot High School, effective immediately, as proposed in the "Report (PDF) of Attendance Area Recommendation - Arcari Estates," prepared by the Facilities Department;
    • The March 16, 2022, School Board meeting minutes (PDF);
    • The March 24, 2022, School Board Special meeting minutes (PDF).

    Citizens addressed the School Board on the following topics:

    • Collective Bargaining.
    • Teacher technology and professionalism.
    • Previous comments on citizen time and security.
    • Community efforts in western part of county to discuss school issues in a proactive and collaborative manner to engage people with differing opinions.
    • Suicide Awareness / invitation to suicide awareness walk.
    • Middle school schedule.
    • Division in school system.
    • Teachers pay.
    • No place for hate.
    • The value of having Nearpod.

    Student Representative Matters:

    • Congratulate High School Seniors
    • Public School Volunteer Week (April 18-22, 2022)
    • Start Time Surveys - Finalizing Details

    Superintendent's Time: 

    • Good evening. April brings many observances with it, and we work hard to recognize those observances in one of a variety of communication methods, including The Scoop!, our end-of-week letter, social media, and at School Board meetings.
    • In April, we are "purpling up" for the Month of the Military Child. Later this month, the outside of the Kelly Leadership Center will be illuminated in purple to honor these families. We appreciate the many sacrifices that are made by our military-connected families to ensure the freedoms we all enjoy in our great nation.
    • April is also Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and every day, we work to create relationships and support that empower everyone, especially our students with autism, to live fully and thrive in our community. We urge our students, employees and school communities to take responsibility for promoting autism awareness and acceptance for the thousands of extraordinary individuals facing an autism diagnosis every year.
    • National Deaf History Month is also observed in April, which seeks to raise awareness and build bridges in our communities with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. One way that PWCS encourages our students to facilitate a better understanding of the unique needs of different individuals is through the offering of American Sign Language classes. These classes are offered at Battlefield, Brentsville, Colgan, Gainesville, Hylton, Patriot and Woodbridge High Schools. Additionally, Coles Elementary School is offering an American Sign Language Club. I'd like to share with you a video with more information on this engaging, after-school club.
    • You may have noticed the bright, blue, and silver pinwheels decorating the front of the building this evening. These pinwheels remind us that April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month, which recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect.
    • This week is also National Assistant Principals Week. As we navigated the global pandemic, our assistant principals demonstrated steadfast leadership, becoming a source of inspiration to us all. I sincerely appreciate your hard work and loyalty to our students and our families.
    • At this time, I would like to introduce Denise Huebner, associate superintendent for special education and student services, to share critical information about the development of the 2022-23 Code of Behavior and the focus of changes for the next school year. 2022-23 "Code of Behavior" Proposed Revisions (PDF)
    • Thank you, Ms. Huebner, for your report this evening. We appreciate your work on this important issue.
    • Mr. Chairman that concludes the Superintendent's report. Thank you.

    Board Matters:

    • Amend the Procedure (PDF) for Submission of Employee Certification for Vote on Collective Bargaining, previously adopted by the Board on March 24, 2022, by inserting the words "'the requirement to provide date of hire as" on page 5, line 16 after the word "filing" and the words "set forth herein." Amended Collective Bargaining (PDF);
    • Amend page 5, line 16 of the Procedure for Submission of Employee Certification for Vote on Collective Bargaining, previously adopted by the Board on March 24, 2022, by striking the words "set forth herein" and inserting the words "the 14-day time period within which to submit the required information, which shall run from March 24, 2022" after the word "as.";
    • Amend page 5, line 16 of the Procedure for Submission of Employee Certification for Vote on Collective Bargaining, previously adopted by the Board on March 24, 2022, by adding the words ", the 90-day requirement, which shall be 120 days," after the word "2022.";
    • Update on the Governor's School @ Innovation Park