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.
-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?
-PBIS began a cafeteria reward chain
-MFT sponsored wreathe making with Mr. Bonesteel
-Academic showcase planned for 15 February
Middle School Student
-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
-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
-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
-Next DWSIC meeting 14 February at FA Room 157, 2:45 p.m.
Meeting adjourned by Jerry Griffin at 3:35 p.m.
Melissa J. Smith