Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 13 December 2011

2:45 p.m. – Room 157 FA


Committee Members Present: Steve Dupree, Jerry Griffin, Caralee Kardash, Melissa LaFlesh, Helen Martin, Jackie McCarthy, Darcy Rabideau, Dan Shaffer


Committee Absent:  Keely Dunshee, Kitty Eldridge, Carol Van Riper


Meeting called to order by Jerry Griffin at 2:50p.m.


Minutes of 8 November 2011 were approved.


Shareholder Reports


            -Race to the Top team identified 12 shifts for Common Core Standards

            -Literacy walk through for grant

            -Brain Pop Jr funding-a web based science site



            -SIC focused on reconfiguration

            -PBIS and Core Team meeting

            -Bowling for PBIS reward

            -December 16 will be a ½ day of crafts

            -December 18 will be a Christmas read aloud


            St. Joseph’s


            Middle School


Middle School Student

            -Construction is going smoothly and is almost over

            -Students like the new stuff

            -Students dislike the cafeteria


            Franklin Academy

            -School based inquiry team rolled out Common Core

            -Next meeting during Regents week


            Franklin Academy student



            -Voted yes to Reconfiguration

-Working on Reconfiguration



            -Negotiation meeting today



            -donate to scholarship fund in Eileen Kilcullen’s name



            -Wreathe making 12 December

            -T shirts purchased for all members

            -Reconfiguration met last Thursday, everyone knows where they will be





            -Reconfiguration went smoothly because of District and MFT working together

            -All 3 elementary buildings have a nice solid staff

            -Supplies ordering has started with BOCES bids due 22 December


Old Business

            -As positions open due to retirements, postings will follow

            -Need to catalog what each building has as resources

            -Communication is key

            -Supply orders should go to the next year’s principal

            -Special area staff should stay put

            -TA’s position is unique, long term subs versus full time employees

            -Should be on track for 16 March staff development day get together

            -March 16 have differentiated instruction for Middle and High School

            -Tech needs a good inventory and list of what goes where

            -MFT and District meet on Reconfiguration

            -22 December the reading teachers meet


New Business







-Next DWSIC meeting 14 February at FA Room 157, 2:45 p.m.


Meeting adjourned by Jerry Griffin at 3:20 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Melissa J. Smith

St. Joseph’s Community School