DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 8 February 2011

3:15 p.m. Ė Room 113, FA

 

Committee Members Present: Donna Bushey, Jack Cummings, Steve Dupree, Kathy LaBare, Helen Martin, Jackie McCarthy

 

Committee Absent: Keely Dunshee, Katie Dupree, Kitty Eldridge, Laura Hunter, Victoria Karleskent, Carol Van Riper

 

Meeting called to order by Jack Cummings at 3:20p.m.

 

Minutes of 11 January 2011 were approved.

 

Receipt of parent rep resignation from Jennifer Whittaker acknowledged.A thank you for her time will be sent.

 

Shareholder Reports

††††††††††† Davis

††††††††††† -BEST assembly with bucket fillers occurred

††††††††††† -Concerts at Middle School split between 15th and 16th

††††††††††† -In school concert on 17th

††††††††††† -1/2 day afternoon on the 18th with Stephanie Affinito

††††††††††† -Night of the 18th movie night

††††††††††† -16 March Bucket Filler

††††††††††† -Interest in an informal survey

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††††††††††† Flanders

-Rachelís Challenge presentation and approval

-Interest in using One Call or Scantron for survey

 

††††††††††† St. Josephís

 

††††††††††† Middle School

 

††††††††††† Middle School Student

 

††††††††††† Franklin Academy

 

††††††††††† Franklin Academy student

 

††††††††††† BOE

††††††††††† -Concerns over Marenbloom report

††††††††††† -Paula Walters and Cindy Soperís Math team presented

 

††††††††††† CSEA

††††††††††† -Negotiations on 7 February reportedly went well

 

††††††††††† MAA

 

††††††††††† MFT

††††††††††† -5 reps serving local APPR team, along with Mary Carr

††††††††††† -APPR team has had 1 meeting , will meet again 15 March

††††††††††† -Valentineís activity for members today

††††††††††† -MFT member dinner 11 March

††††††††††† -Building rep workshop 21 March

 

††††††††††† Parent

 

††††††††††† Superintendent

††††††††††† -Budgeting continues

††††††††††† -Capital Project continues

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Old Business

-Perception Survey

††††††††††† -Jackie McCarthy to acquire sample survey from SPN

††††††††††† -Need feedback from all schools

††††††††††† -Consensus was if it doesnít support a SIC goal, it wasnít worth the money

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-Comprehensive Strategic Instructional Plan

††††††††††† -Donna Bushey to produce an overview for March

††††††††††† -TERC training is ongoing

††††††††††† -Formative Assessment was demonstrated

††††††††††† -6 Traits for Writing is ongoing

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- Scheduling of Elementary Social Studies and Science

††††††††††† -A work in progress

††††††††††† -Marenbloom report not necessarily helpful to elementary level

††††††††††† -90 minute ELA block, 60 minute math block, integrated writing block

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-New Business-

 

Other

-Next DWSIC meeting 8 March at FA Room 113, 3:15 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned by Jack Cummingsat 4:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Melissa J. Smith

St. Josephís Community School

518-483-7806

mjsmith@malonecsd.org