Minutes March 2016

Community Council Meeting Minutes – 3/21/2016

2:00 PM            Welcome – Chairman Arthur LeBaron

Attendees: Arthur LeBaron, Chris Homer, Jody Rich, Daniel McKeehan, Tral Johnson, Elaine Hicken, Kevan Adams, Sean Carey                          

2:00 PM            Arthur LeBaron

§  Items of business

Time turned over to Jody Rich

2:10 PM            Jody Rich

§  Items of Business

§  Collective Commitments

Jody took time to go over the HHS Collective Commitments Doc. In detail explaining to the council that the document tells everyone what we are all about as a school.  Each member received a document.

2:30 PM            Franci Homer

§  Math Lab Success

Ms. Homer explained how valuable she thought her math labs were to her students and cited many examples of how it was helping students that struggle with math improve math skills.  Council members asked Ms. Homer many questions about the program.

2:40 PM            Jody Rich

·         2016-2017 Expenditures

·         We will have about $60,000 to Allocate.

·         We are asking for about $40,000 for Teacher Salaries for 16-17 School year

o   1 class of Physics – Davis Vick

o   4 Classes of Math – Nancy Hinton

o   1 Class of ROTC

·         Leaves us about $20,000

o   We have about all the chrome book labs our wireless system can handle.  In my opinion we don’t need to fund this ($10-$15 Grand) for next year.

o   Do we keep other expenditures about the same?

A large portion of the meeting was spent in discussion about next year’s STL School Plan.  SCC members basically decided to keep funding the plan as in the past.  Funding math and science sections take priority – Principal Jody Rich asked for about 40,000 to fund what was needed to help both math and science.

The council asked that any funds that have been used for technology purchases be used in the fine arts – We are currently looking in to the best way to fund the wishes of the council.

We discussed how every dollar would be used in our 16-17 School Plan.  We said our plan would stay mostly the same with a few changes in dollar amounts.

3:00 PM                Next Meeting Scheduled for – 4/25/2016

15-16 School Plan - Goal Summaries

1.       Goal 1: Fund 3 additional math sections to lower class size. This goal will be met throughout the entire 2015-2016 school year.

2.       Goal 2: Fund 1 section of an ESL course. This course will start the first day of the 2015-2016 school year and finish on the last day. We will also  provide a paraprofessional aide to help with the program.

3.       Goal 3: Fund a Credit Recovery Program to help students that get behind meet graduation requirements.

4.       Fund a stipend for our testing coordinator.

5.       Provide funding for a theater assistant that will help Mr. Hill manage the large number of students that are part of his program.

6.       Increase funding for teacher professional development.

7.       Fund field trips.

8.      Fund technology needs to help teachers provide better instruction.