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Brandywine School District - April 27 Board Meeting News
The Brandywine School Board approved the following items at its board meeting held Monday April 27th :

Personnel Items
Approved Dr. Al Thompson as principal of Brandywine HS effective July 1, 2009.
Dr. Thompson is currently serving as Chief Academic Officer for the Task Force for Schools in Baltimore City Public Schools. He served as a principal in several Baltimore Public City High Schools. Dr. Thompson will be scheduling several visits to Brandywine before he officially begins at BHS.

Accepted the resignation of superintendent Dr. Jim Scanlon effective July 1, 2009
The Board accepted the resignation of Dr. Jim Scanlon. Dr. Scanlon has accepted the position of superintendent in the West Chester Area School District.

Announced the process to fill the superintendent position:
Ms. Debra Heffernan, board president, outlined the process the board will follow to fill the superintendent position. She indicated the board is dedicated to a fiscally responsible, open and fair process for the search. A search firm will be selected to conduct the search, administer an online survey and conduct several focus groups to help determine the qualities desired for Brandywine's new superintendent. There will be opportunities for the community, staff and administration to be involved. The board is currently evaluating several independent search firms and will announce the firm when selected. The board will regularly update the community on progress of the search.

The board also announced its intent to hire an external Interim Superintendent to lead Brandywine effective July 1, 2009 and serve until the superintendent search process is completed. The board intends to announce the Interim Superintendent later this spring.

Other Item approved
Use of Darley Road School - The board approved the administration to enter into discussions to develop a lease agreement with Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Darley Road will be closing at the end of the 2009 school year as part of the district's space consolidation plan. The board conducted a public hearing on the topic on April 6th.

The Brandywine School Board discussed these topics also:

Weighted Grades for calculating class rank - The board discussed the policy on weighted grades and directed the administration to gather more information on the topic.

Budget for the 2009-10 School Year - The board discussed the federal, state and local financial projections for the upcoming budget year. David Blowman, Chief Financial Officer, outlined several scenarios for funding for the 2009-10 school year. Use of federal stimulus money was discussed. If the board is going to make any reductions in force for next year, it will need to do so at the May 11th board meeting.

Compass Learning - Dr. Ed Harris, director of curriculum and instruction, along with Dr. Julie Schmidt, supervisor of accountability, and several teachers in the district, presented information about an online, web-based learning tool being used to help students in math and reading. Compass Learning can be accessed by students in school, after school and at home. It is currently being used at Hanby Middle School, Talley Middle School and Mount Pleasant High School.

The next public board meeting will be held on Monday May 11th, 7 pm in the district offices.

View the Appoquinimink School District's 2007-2008 Annual Report