3 Minutes February 2018

At each Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, CASE has three minutes to present information to the board in the interest of our organization. The following is a transcript from one of those meetings.


Chairman Gilliss, Vice Chair Stewart, Superintendent White, and members of the Board.

The Peer Assistance and Review (PAR program) is a highly successful program partnered by TABCO, CASE, and Baltimore County Public School’s HR department.

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Financial Disclosure Statements

This was in the Superintendent’s Bulletin on Friday.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
In accordance with Board of Education Policy 8364, Financial Disclosure Statements, a person required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement must complete his/her statement and file it with the Board’s Ethics Review Panel on or before April 30 of each year for the previous calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Filers are required to complete their Financial Disclosure Statements electronically. An e-mail will be sent to all filers on Friday, February 9, 2018, with a link to the electronic statement. Filers should read the instructions carefully and are encouraged to review and be familiar with Board Policy 8364.

With the increased publicity surrounding this process, I have received several concerns from members about the completion of the Statement. The Statement is consistent with previous years, and you are reminded to follow the directions carefully. If you have any questions regarding specifics of the Statement, please contact Billy Burke for assistance at wburke@bcps.org.

3 Minutes January 2018

At each Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, CASE has three minutes to present information to the board in the interest of our organization. The following is a transcript from one of those meetings.


Chairman Gilliss, Vice Chair Stewart, Superintendent White, and members of the Board.

Last month I addressed the Board, and quoted a widely recognized belief that leadership matters. Tonight, I would like to add that leadership is learned.

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3 Minutes: December 2017

At each Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, CASE has three minutes to present information to the board in the interest of our organization. The following is a transcript from one of those meetings.


Good evening Chairman Gilliss, Superintendent White, and members of the Board.

I want to remind the Board that CASE represents 577 BCPS employees, including principals, assistant principals, supervisors, coordinators, and pupil personnel workers. They are the public face of the system daily. These are the folks who are in the trenches, and are the level of leadership that is integral to making the system work. I say this because leadership matters.

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Superintendent Survey

Here are the results of our one-question survey.

Survey question: Are you in favor of Verletta White as your next Superintendent?

We are pleased with the level of response to the survey (over 76%). This information was shared at the Baltimore County school board meeting on December 5, 2017. The CASE members overwhelming support Verletta White as our next BCPS Superintendent. Thank you for your participation.

3 Minutes: November 2017

At each Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, CASE has three minutes to present information to the board in the interest of our organization. The following is a transcript from one of those meetings.


Good evening Chairman Gilliss, Superintendent White, and members of the Board.

You may recall that in my first message to the Board, I emphasized the need for consistency through all facets of the organization, and the need for ongoing professional development and support for the school based leadership.

On September 26th I shared CASE’s enthusiasm of the System design for ongoing professional development for principals, assistant principals, and STAT teachers at monthly meetings.

I have had the opportunity to attend the first three monthly professional development sessions for the principals. I have also attended two sessions for assistant principals and STAT teachers.

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Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)

In February 2005, Maryland responded, in advance of the nation, to the priority need for an increased focus on instructional leadership by developing and adopting the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework. In 2008, the nation followed Maryland’s lead in producing the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards. Since that time, ISLLC standards have been used extensively as a means for validating principal preparation and licensure.

In February 2017, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted the PSEL. These standards replaced the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework. The PSEL maintains the priority of instructional leadership while elevating the attention to the overall success and well-being of each student. The state is in the process of transitioning from the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework to the new standards, which will guide administrator preparation programs and professional learning experiences.

It is expected that all school systems will transition to the PSEL by the 2018-2019 school year. That means that the current ILOs on the administrator evaluation will change to reflect the new PSELs. CASE will work with BCPS to design an evaluation that emphasizes professional growth. If you are interested in helping with this important task, please email Tom DeHart.

You can see the Professional Standards of Educational Leaders (PSEL) PDF online.

New CASE Executive Board Members Get Right to Work

New members to the CASE Executive Board bring experience and constituent diversity to the Board. Daniel Pizzo, Elementary Assistant Principal, Maureen Astarita, High School Principal, Michelle Proser, Central Office Coordinator, and Lisa Perry, Middle School Principal join the Executive team to round out the team who will work diligently to serve our members across the system.

CASE Supports BCPS Education Foundation

On Friday October 13, 2017, CASE supported the BCPS Charitable Education Foundation by fielding a team in the Foundation’s annual golf outing. CASE was represented by Executive Director Tom DeHart, former Executive Director Bill Lawrence, Member Ken Miller, and CASE Board member Michelle Proser. While the CASE team did not finish in the prize level, they had a representative showing in no small part due to Michelle’s play!