School Board Re-Elects Sheryl Gorsuch Chairman, Helen Morris Vice Chairman
At its organizational meeting on July 2, the Alexandria City School Board voted to re-elect Sheryl Gorsuch as chairman and Helen Morris as vice chairman for the remainder of 2012. The current board will serve through Dec. 31, after which members elected by City of Alexandria voters on Nov. 6 will take office.
"I am honored to continue to serve as the board's leader during the remainder of my term," Gorsuch said. "We will move forward, working together as we have in the past, to ensure success for all Alexandria City Public Schools students."
"We are pleased to have this opportunity to continue our partnership on behalf of the children and families of ACPS," Morris added. "We will persist in addressing the many important issues involving the ACPS community."
In addition to re-electing Gorsuch and Morris, the board approved meeting dates for the 2012-13 school year, approved the Jefferson-Houston School's construction management contract with the Turner Construction Company and revised Superintendent Morton Sherman's contract to reflect changes required by the state for contributions to the Virginia Retirement System, but made no market rate adjustment.
ACPS Director of Special Education Jane Quenneville and Chief Academic Officer GwenCarol Holmes discussed the Autism and Inclusion Plan. Dr. Holmes said that ACPS is in search of two additional classrooms to address the popularity of autism-related services.
Morris was selected as the board's delegate to the Virginia School Boards Association, and Gorsuch was elected as the alternate.
The board also heard the Middle School Annual Report for 2011-12 and an Educational Facilities' report regarding summer construction projects.
For more information about these and other board items, view the agenda at http://esbpublic.acps.k12.va.us/public_agendaview.aspx?mtgId=332.