Meeting Minutes/Notes for Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:30 p.m.
||Dr. Segun Eubanks, Chair|
Bridgette Blue Laney
M. H. Jim Estepp
Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick
Dr. Donna L. Wiseman
|Members Not Present
||Dr. Donnette T. Dais |
Call to Order
Chair Eubanks called the meeting to order at 6:13 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the February meeting will be reviewed during the April Commission meeting.
Adoption of Agenda
The agenda was adopted as presented.
Appearances by County Executive Rushern L.Baker,III
The County Executive provided an update on SB 1071 Prince George's County - School System - Academic Revitalization and Management Effectiveness Initiative and thanked the Commission for their support of his Integrated School Governance proposal. The bill introduced by the County Executive has undergone some changes and is likely to go through more before a final version is voted on. County Executive Baker requested the Commission begin to think about what the Commission should focus on after the bill is passed. Additionally, he let the Commission know that he would rely on them to help in the transition. He reminded the Commission members about the Town Hall Conference Call on Integrated School Governance.
College Park Academy Discussion
The Commission would like to have more dialogue with College Park Academy about how the Academy can become more engaged in the TNI areas. There are community organizations that are interested in replicating the model throughout the County. The Commission would like to continue its discussion on College Park Academy model. Senator Rosapepe will be extended an invitation to a subsequent meeting to discuss how replication can be achieved.
Integrated School Governance Discussion
The commission members reaffirmed their support of County Executive Baker’s Integrated School Governance proposal. They appreciated the County Executive’s visit to the meeting and his update on the Integrated School Governance bill. The Commission members agreed that the final outcome of the legislation will be known in two weeks and the next meeting should focus on the Commission’s next steps. The members recommended that a meeting be scheduled on April 2nd to discuss the SB 1071’s progress and prepare recommendations for the County Executive on implementation.
Senate Bill 1071
Christian Rhodes informed the Commission members that arrangements were made for the members to conference into the Town Hall Meeting to discuss SB 1071 upon the conclusion of the meeting. A large marketing effort was made for the call and a great turnout is expected for the call. The members agreed to remain after the meeting to listen to the Town Hall Discussion.
Public Comment- Two(2) Minutes Per Person
The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m. by unanimous consent so that members could listen to the Town Hall meeting.