Board Committees

  • Operations

    Members

    Cheryl Casciani, chair
    Michelle Bondima
    Andrew Frank
    Martha James-Hassan

     

     

    The mission of the Operations Committee is to ensure that:
    • Effective management systems exist that maximize available resources to support increased student achievement
    • School environments are safe, caring, and physically conducive for learning
    • Transformational leadership exists at all levels of the organization
    Notice of Operations Committee Meetings  

    The Operations Committee of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will meet in open session to discuss items that have been assigned to this committee. The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101.  Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the closed meeting.

    • Meetings will generally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in the 1st floor Board room.    
    • Accordingly, public comment will not be taken during the committee meetings.  Citizens may attend the meeting and observe the deliberative process. Public comment will continue to be held during the Board’s regularly scheduled business meetings. 
    • The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.      

     

    Strategic Planning

    Members

    Linda Chinnia            

     

    The mission of the Strategic Planning Committee is to ensure that:

    • An annual review of Board priorities and metrics
    • Transparent annual public presentations of City Schools' performance toward Board priorities
    • That Board priorities and metrics are linked to the CEO evaluation process
    Notice of Strategic Planning Committee Meetings  

    The Strategic Planning Committee of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will meet in closed session to discuss items that have been assigned to this committee. The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101.  

    • Meetings will generally be held quarterly at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in room 406.    
    • The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.  

    Teaching and Learning

    Members

    Linda Chinnia, chair

    Peter Kannam

     

     

                
    The mission of the Teaching and Learning Committee is to ensure that:
    • students will have quality curricula and instruction that provide rigor, engage students, raise the bar and deliver targeted interventions to increase learning
    • students will be taught by highly qualified teachers who will utilize instructional strategies and sustain a culture of excellence that leads to academic success
    Notice of Teaching and Learning Committee Meetings 
     
    The Teaching and Learning Committee of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will meet in open session to discuss items that have been assigned to this committee. The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101.  Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the closed meeting. 
    • Meetings will generally be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in the 1st floor Board room.    

     

    • Accordingly, public comment will not be taken during the committee meetings.  Citizens may attend the meeting and observe the deliberative process. Public comment will continue to be held during the Board’s regularly scheduled business meetings.
    • The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.

     

    Audit Committee

     
    Members
    Andrew Frankchair

    The mission of the Audit Committee is to ensure that: 

    • Internal and external audit findings and recommendations are adequately addressed in a timely manner. 
    • All audit issues (both internal and external) that may have significant impact on City Schools’ activities are monitored. 
    • The internal audit function is free from interference in determining scope of internal auditing, performing work, and communicating results. 
    • Open communication exists between internal audit management, external auditors and City Schools management to better achieve established objectives. 

     Notice of Audit Committee Meetings   

    The Audit Committee of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will meet in closed session to discuss items that have been assigned to this committee. The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101.  

    • Meetings will generally be held quarterly at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in room 406.
    • The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.
    Policy Committee
    * Public comment will now be accepted during policy committee meetings. Please see procedures listed to the right.
    Public Comment Procedures:
    • Advance Sign-Up Permitted Only beginning at 9:00am the Thursday before the meeting until 5:00pm the Monday before the meeting date. Individuals or groups interested in providing comments to the committee may sign-up one of three ways:
      • Contact the Board Office at 443-984-2000; or,
      • Visit the Board Office at Alice G. Pinderhughes Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 406; or,
      • Emailing the Board Office at schoolboard@bcps.k12.md.us.
    • Up to 5 individuals will be given the opportunity to provide comment to the Policy Committee.
    • Speakers will be granted 3 minutes.
    • All public comments should address policy related issues.
    • Sign-up is not permitted the day of the meeting.
    • For more information regarding the policy committee, please visit the Board section of the City Schools website at www.baltimorecityschools.org under the “policy” section.
    Members
     
     
     The mission of the Policy Committee is to: 
    • Develop, review and revise various board policies governing Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), to support teaching and learning excellence for every student in every classroom system-wide and to meet both state and federal regulations for education.
    • Review existing Board policies on a regular basis to ensure their alignment with the vision and mission of City Schools.
    • Monitor the Board policy-making process to ensure that is open, accessible and transparent, as well as responsive, to the educational needs of our students.
    • Recommend revisions to existing Board policies, when necessary to sustain the strategic organizational direction and goals of City Schools.
    • Sponsor public forums for the school community to discuss recommendations for revisions to existing Board policies.                 

    Notice of Policy Committee Meetings   

     

    The Policy Committee of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will meet in open session to discuss items that have been assigned to this committee. The Board may convene in a closed session, in accordance with the Maryland Annotated Code, General Provisions Article, § 3-101.  Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the closed meeting. 
    • Meetings will generally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in the 1st floor Board room.    
    • Accordingly, public comment will not be taken during the committee meetings.  Citizens may attend the meeting and observe the deliberative process. Public comment will continue to be held during the Board’s regularly scheduled business meetings.
    • The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.