Community Council Agenda November 8, 2017
Introductions, Training, School Improvement Plan, GVC’s, Digital Citizenship
Items for future Agendas: Emergency Plan *************
Santa Clara Elementary Community Council Minutes October 17, 2017, 4 PM
Welcome: Nadine Hancey
Attendance and Introductions: Nadine Hancey, Fran Stucki, Tina Ward, Kim Galvin, Meredith Weakly, Kathy Hall, Angela Fishel
Community Council Norms: Follow Roberts Rules of Order Start and end on time Silence phones Follow agenda Let all voices be heard Disagree without being disagreeable
Discussion Items: Parents- Appoint one more member. Need another parent who is not also a district employee. Amanda Spendlove was called and will let us know. Elect Officers Meredith Weakly elected as Chair, Angela Fishel volunteered for Vice Chair and Kim Galvin volunteered as Secretary.
Review Final Trust Lands Report: This report is similar to the one approved last year but with a few changes. Goal #1 Nicole Robinson was hired as a paraprofessional 12hrs/week to give support to our below level learners in second through fifth grade. Cindy Rodet and Joy Carroll are running the take-home library Larry Gardner is working 3 hrs a week to help a few of our most at-risk students be successful in and out of the classroom when needed. Hire 2-3 paraprofessionals to provide interventions for some of our high ability learners. Nadine Hancey will discuss this with Andrea Reid. They would like it to be more project based in the future. Not sure what that will look like, probably 9-10 hours per week. We need to hire 1-2 more. Stephanie Gibson was hired as a paraprofessional to give support for at-risk math students Joy Carroll is working with our OEK class and with the take home library. Goal #2 Focus on technology. Our computers are out of date and 10+ years old. After the Fall report is submitted, once approved, then the new technology will be ordered. The District will need to order these through their vendors. We will order chrome books and possibly ipads for teachers. Grades 3-5 are using chrome books. Tina Ward mentioned that teachers need ipads for Dibels, but are willing to take either ipads or chromebooks. Review 2017-2018 budget www.schoollandtrust.org Meeting schedule for the year We will meet 4 times a year on the first Wed. of the month except in November, which we will meet in November 8th at 3:45 PM
Items for future agendas: CSIP GVC’s Digital Citizenship Emergency Plan Budget in the Spring This is a tentative schedule that will change as we go. We need a new roster for the next meeting. 11/04/2017
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Trust Land Plan Final Report
Language Arts and Math: Improve student proficiency in language arts and math by focusing on the guaranteed viable curriculum (GVC) for each grade level, (curriculum goals based on the Utah State core standards). We will help each student master those curriculum targets by providing repeated interventions for students when needed. We will monitor student progress closely so all students will master the GVCs. We will evaluate student growth through common formative assessments, our core reading and math program unit tests, and DIBELS data. From these assessments, we want to provide extra interventions for students who are not meeting benchmarks, provide a take-home reading book for students, and provide small group opportunities for our high ability learners.
For Goal 1 we were able to:
Hire a paraprofessional 12 hours a week to give support to our below level learners in second through fifth grade.
Hire a paraprofessional 14 hours a week to run our take-home library so all K-2nd students, as well as 3rd-5th students selected by the teacher, can have a leveled book to read at home each night.
Hire a paraprofessional 3 hours a week to help a few of our most at-risk students be successful in the classroom and out of the classroom when needed.
Hire a paraprofessional 8 hours a week to give support and provide interventions for our at-risk math students.
Hire a paraprofessional 8 hours a week to help in our OEK class.
Continue implementation of our STEAM program by developing a strong arts program and increasing technology in our school. We want all students to have the opportunity to participate in music and have access to technology.
For Goal 2 we were able to:
Pay for the school’s portion of our BTSALP Music Specialist position. All children in the school received music every week.
Purchased chrome books for technology centers in classrooms.
School LAND Trust Program Money Received