Opportunities to Give Input to the Board of Education for Aug. 11
Board of Education Seeks Input on Boundary Adjustment, Learning Materials Prior to Aug. 11 Board Meeting
Posted on 07/24/2015

The Wicomico County Board of Education is seeking public input on several items approved on 1st reading at its July Board meeting. The Board is scheduled to have a 2nd reading and final vote on at the Aug. 11 Board meeting. To learn more please visit the school system website: http://wcboe.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3063562&pageId=5408859

Details on these items are posted with the July 14 meeting agenda at https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/wcboe/Board.nsf/Public


West Salisbury/North Salisbury/Delmar Boundary Adjustment. The Superintendent recommends adjusting the boundary line for the West Salisbury/North Salisbury and Delmar Elementary attendance areas to include all of the Pond’s Edge Subdivision in the West Salisbury/North Salisbury attendance area. The adjustment would not affect any current students, as it addresses the attendance area for the not yet developed second phase of Pond’s Edge, the first phase of which is located in the West Salisbury/North Salisbury attendance area. Wicomico’s attendance area guidelines specify that boundary lines should not divide a subdivision. The Superintendent recommends approval of the boundary adjustment, which is detailed in the document posted with the agenda on BoardDocs. Contact: Andrea Douling, secretary to the Superintendent, 410-677-4495, adouling@wcboe.org


Novels, texts, techbooks, and textbooks that are under consideration are available for review and evaluation through the contact provided.


Supplementary Novels for Middle School. The Curriculum Council and the Superintendent recommend approval of several books for supplementary novels for middle school. Each of the books has been evaluated and supported by students, parents, and teachers. The novels, available for review and evaluation, are:

Son by Lois Lowry

Peak by Roland Smith

Bystander by James Preller

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Contact: Paige Greenwood, Coordinator of Reading, 410-677-4576, pgreenwo@wcboe.org


Supplementary Text for Fifth Grade: The Legend of Jocko. The Curriculum Council and the Superintendent recommend approval of The Legend of Jocko by Wayman Eugene LeFall as a supplementary text for the fifth-grade approved reading list. The book is currently being used as a read-aloud, but could be used, if approved, in whole/small group instruction. Contact: Ruth Malone, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, 410-677-4560, rmalone@wcboe.org


Discovery Education Math Techbook. The Curriculum Council and the Superintendent recommend approval of the Discovery Education Math Techbook as a supplementary resource for all middle and high schools. This aligns with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. Wicomico has already approved the Discovery Techbooks for science and social studies, and the Math Techbook was piloted during the 2014-2015 school year. Contact: Andrew Todd, Supervisor of Mathematics, 410-677-4528, atodd@wcboe.org


Textbook for Automotive Technology. The Curriculum Council and the Superintendent recommend approval of the textbook Automotive Technology a Systems Approach to support the automotive technology program at Parkside High School Department of Career & Technology Education. The textbook would be used throughout the program to help prepare students to be college and career ready. Contact: Bryan Ashby, Supervisor of Career and Technology Education, 410-677-2090, bashby@wcboe.org