DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 9 February 2010

3:15 p.m. Ė Room 113, FA

 

Committee Members Present: BOE(Carol Hunter), Donna Bushey, Sophie Child, Mary Carr, Rachel Haas, Kathy LaBare, Helen Martin, Sarah Mosher, Chris Stromer, Carol Van Riper, Jennifer Whittaker

 

Committee Absent: McKenzie Briere, Jerry Griffin

 

Meeting called to order by Jennifer Whittaker at 3:17p.m.

 

Minutes of 8 December 2009 were approved with 1 correction.

 

Shareholder Reports

††††††††††† Davis

††††††††††† -SRO at Winter Concert at MMS

††††††††††† -In school concert was held for children to hear/see

††††††††††† -Reading Olympic success->10,000 minutes read for Gold-Mrs. Dupree, Finnerty, Bushey, and Mr. Walbridge ran the halls to cheers

††††††††††† -Owl Rehabilitation presentation for PMA and 2nd grade

††††††††††† -February 11-12, Brod Baggert will do a 1 hr writing activity with students

††††††††††† -1/2 staff development day-Brod Baggert-Teacher Workshop

††††††††††† -February 12 Valentineís Day and 100th day of school celebrations

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††††††††††† Flanders

††††††††††† -Quarterly PBIS went bowling with only 16-17 unable to attend

††††††††††† -$5 Car washes held at bus garage earned >$100 with proceeds going to drivers for bus supplies to keep children occupied

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††††††††††† St. Josephís

††††††††††† -Money jar for Haiti

††††††††††† -Concert on Friday at MMS

††††††††††† -Reward assembly held

††††††††††† -Prepping for March Classroom Olympics

††††††††††† -Joe Quatrini writing workshop held

††††††††††† -Issues with reconfiguration

††††††††††† -Questions regarding survey costs, liked the format

 

††††††††††† Middle School

††††††††††† -Staff Development covering 7 Essential Elements with a pot luck

††††††††††† -8th graders Prevention Needs Survey

††††††††††† -New social services rep in bldg-Clarissa Godfrey

††††††††††† -Enhanced telephone system enabled cell calling

††††††††††† -Unannounced lock down went well

††††††††††† -Discipline referrals down

††††††††††† -Concert on Friday

††††††††††† -Yearbook sales ending

††††††††††† -Spare Change drive for Haiti netted $390

††††††††††† -Concerned about 8th graders at FA

 

††††††††††† Middle School Student

††††††††††† -Bottle caps collected for Syracuse cancer student 200caps =1 hr, netted 47 hours

††††††††††† -Candy grams benefiting Haiti

††††††††††† -Valentineís Dance on Friday and twin day

 

††††††††††† Franklin Academy

††††††††††† -Musical, All Shook Up, practicing nightly

††††††††††† -Regents Week went smoothly

††††††††††† -Camfell Productions to appear sometime in May

††††††††††† -Special Ed met with Marci Bright to smooth out problems

††††††††††† -Moving 8th grade teachers met with High School teachers

 

††††††††††† Franklin Academy student

††††††††††† -Student Council formed 2 goals

††††††††††††††††††††††† -1. Upgrade tech to include flat screen televisions in cafes and lobby

††††††††††††††††††††††† -2. How to keep kids in school or get them to return to school

 

††††††††††† BOE

††††††††††† -Meeting tonight

††††††††††† -Budget-looks grim (doing more with less)

††††††††††† -Tax levy down to 10%

††††††††††† -Few retirements so far

††††††††††† -90% below poverty line-90% free lunch-90% passing spoken of with reference to

††††††††††††††††††††††† -academic achievement

††††††††††††††††††††††† -curriculum choice

††††††††††††††††††††††† -frequent assessment

††††††††††††††††††††††† -timely assessment-moving forward

††††††††††††††††††††††† -external scoring

††††††††††††††††††††††† -more writing, less binary feedback (multiple choice)

 

††††††††††† CSEA

††††††††††† -Contract negotiations on hold

††††††††††† -One group may be forming own union

 

††††††††††† MAA

††††††††††† -Contract approval at BOE meeting tonight

 

††††††††††† MFT

††††††††††† -Budget on minds

††††††††††† -Race to the Top grant applied for

††††††††††† -$700 million available

††††††††††† -Valentineís Day Family event Thursday at MMS cafeteria

††††††††††† -55/25 retirement proposal in Governorís budget

††††††††††††††††††††††† 55 yrs old with 25 yrs service eligible to retire-tied to Tier 5

 

 

††††††††††† Parent

††††††††††† -Swim Nights 26 February and 26 March

††††††††††† -Science night TBA

††††††††††† -February Craft night 10-12 on February 13th

††††††††††† -PTA meeting at 3 and 6 tonight

††††††††††† -Dr. Park from Massena did dental screenings

 

††††††††††† Superintendent

††††††††††† -Set up dental clinic at Davis, no attendance

††††††††††† -Michelle Thompson set up H1N1 clinic at FA

††††††††††† -3 hours at Franklin County Public Health Community Awareness Coalition

††††††††††††††††††††††† -policy and environment issues

††††††††††††††††††††††† -sidewalks and lighting

††††††††††††††††††††††† -fresh foods and nutrition

††††††††††††††††††††††† -possibly move Farmerís Market back into town

††††††††††††††††††††††† -restaurants serving fresh local produce

††††††††††††††††††††††† -community garden project

††††††††††††††††††††††† -community supported agriculture

††††††††††† -Wayne Walbridge, Marcy Bright and Dana Rutherford meet to create District Literacy Plan, review RTI and IST process 1 March

††††††††††† -Tech Committee writing grants for MMS

††††††††††† -Tech Committee discussed 8th grade move tech-wise

††††††††††† -Tim Whipple writing grants

††††††††††† -1 Call feature for delay and emergency calls

††††††††††† -Olympic Run at Davis

 

Old Business

††††††††††† -Goal 1-Perception Survey

††††††††††† -Looking at My voice survey from Pearson

††††††††††††††††††††††† -received price lists, money concerns

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Donna Bushey and Jerry Griffin will contribute to pilot 2 gr. levels at FA

††††††††††††††††††††††† -received 8 Conditions article

††††††††††† -Student rep Sophie Child suggested asking students first before spending money

 

††††††††††† -Goal 2-Reconfiguration

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Special Ed solutions

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -some students may have to go out of cachement

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -integrated co-teaching

††††††††††† -PMA forming sub-committee: whatís best for students?

††††††††††† -Bussing:1 pick up and drop off point!

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††††††††††† -Goal 3-Comprehensive Strategic Instructional Plan

††††††††††††††††††††††† -District Wide Literacy Committee recommends Handwriting w/o Tears

††††††††††††††††††††††† -New tools on Curriculum Mapper

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Excellent data work going in district

††††††††††††††††††††††† -AIS-District Wide Literacy committee planning

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Ed. benefit training in November

††††††††††††††††††††††† -PBIS functional behavioral plans

††††††††††††††††††††††† -District Wide Committee on professional development 4-1/2 days next yr.

 

New Business

††††††††††† -Proposed new schedule model

††††††††††† -Chateaugayís model looked at

††††††††††† -Will revisit next moth

 

Other

-Next DWSIC meeting 9 March at FA Room 113, 3:15 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned by Jennifer Whittaker at 4:47 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Melissa J. Smith

St. Josephís Community School

518-483-7806

mjsmith@malonecsd.org