Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2:45 p.m. – Room 157 FA


Committee Members Present: Jerry Griffin, Heather Hans, Caralee Kardash, Helen Martin, Jackie McCarthy, Darcy Rabideau, Carol Van Riper


Committee Absent:  Keely Dunshee, Steve Dupree, Kitty Eldridge, Dan Shaffer


Guest: Anthony Monteau, government student


Meeting called to order by Jerry Griffin at 2:48 p.m.


Minutes of 13 December 2011 were approved.


Shareholder Reports


            -As part of Community Development, Mr. Bonesteel made wreathes with pre-K

            -Instruction request for Samson’s Classroom, a program with sight words, spelling, and reading

            -SIC funds went to Mrs. Tower for Kimochi, feelings books with a matching stuffie



            -PTO funded Christmas craft day

            -Yearbook program is seeking funds

            -Can the deadline for EWY be pushed back this year only?

            -When will parents know their children’s school assignment?


            St. Joseph’s

            -PBIS began a cafeteria reward chain

            -MFT sponsored wreathe making with Mr. Bonesteel

            -Academic showcase planned for 15 February


            Middle School


Middle School Student


            Franklin Academy

            -4 Common Core areas broken into 2 teams

            -Non core areas to meet during Regents Week

            -Regents review classes will meet during Regents Week

            -Wall wisher program brought up-way of computer communication



            Franklin Academy student





            -Negotiation on hold because of charges of bad faith





            -Wreath making 12 December

            -Float for the Winter Carnival Parade

            -LAP grant (local action project) from NYSUT for matching funds and training





            -Moving forward with Reconfiguration

-Misters Griffin, Barse, and Whipple met regarding elementary district lines

-Cachement lines affected class sizes-went back to maps

-Building secretaries being provided with maps and addresses for attendance area

-Met with elementary administrators to schedule specials for next year

-Special Ed. Staff will probably not move


Old Business (Reconfiguration)

            -Elementary lines looked at in respect to neighborhoods, backgrounds, transportation and travel time

            -Cachement Areas Map will be presented at 24 February BOE meeting

            -1 March parent notification with a letter

            -2 bubbles, current senior class and kindergarten

            -There will be some shifting of resources and large purchases

            -Saxon phonics refills to be ordered by grade level coordinators

            -New web communications devices set up for grade level communication

            -Holding off on employees’ children placement


New Business




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


Meeting adjourned by Jerry Griffin at 3:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Melissa J. Smith

St. Joseph’s Community School