DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 14 September 2010

3:15 p.m. Room 113, FA

 

Committee Members Present: Donna Bushey, Steve Dupree, Kathy LaBare, Helen Martin, Jackie McCarthy, Chris Stromer, Carol Van Riper, Jennifer Whittaker

 

Committee Absent: Keely Dunshee, Laura Hunter

 

Meeting called to order by Kathy LaBare at 3:18p.m.

 

Minutes of 8 June 2010 were approved.

 

Shareholder Reports

Davis

-Re-Acquaintance Day well attended

-Ongoing ELA testing

-Bus and Fire drills ongoing

-Bucket Filler with Andre Tower goes well

-SIC bought books for classroom

Flanders

--Re-Acquaintance Day well attended

-Over 200 ice creams handed out by Jack Cummings and Deb Maguire

-Return to bussing at Flanders smoothing out

-PBIS kick-off included reteaching

 

St. Josephs

-PBIS kick off fund raiser with Mr. Money

-5th grades to Conservation Day at 4H Camp on 23rd

-Staff meetings held

-Construction ongoing

 

Middle School

-Field trips taken by the 8th grade

-8th grade celebration and academic awards finalized

-June Dance is the 12th

-End of the year luncheon planned

 

Middle School Student

 

Franklin Academy

 

Franklin Academy student

 

BOE

-District wide Literacy Program adopted

-Summer Reading Camp was held

-Building Projects ongoing

-Wellness Plan presented

 

CSEA

-Contract negotiations still on hold

-16 September a president and vp seminar in Canton

 

MAA

 

MFT

-Building construction a concern

-MSJ and MMS won tech grants

-Finding out particulars regarding Race to the Top funds

how much, used for?

-1 Nation March in DC on 1-2 October (labor march)

-Reconfiguration committee meets tomorrow

-New contract language affects schedules

-Waiting for Mr. Walbridge to forward schedules

 

Parent

-MMS PTO had 1st dance

-Marsha Raville doing ski program

-games were bought for home bases

-Toys for Tots being done on 5 November

-following the email model of Davis for meeting notification

 

Superintendent

-Start of year went well

-2 math consultants hires, Cindy Soper and Paula Walter

-Lit Planning last Friday, must meet with classroom teachers

-BOE will appoint Literacy consultants

-Literacy consultant will prioritize ELA, components of Harcourt, standards

-Conference call with math consultant Mr. McNamara

-Construction projects going well

-Administrators to meet to go over BEDS, due 1st Wed of October

-Specials scheduling a concern

-Concerns about preserving programming and departments

-Math classroom visits at 2nd and 3rd grade level, focus on vocab

Old Business

-Goal 1-Perception Survey

-What were results fro the high school?

-Ask Jerry Griffin to present or send written summary

-Continue discussion of survey instruments

-Goal 2-Reconfiguration

-Committee meets 15 September

-Reviewing seniority lists and list of what positions are where

-Goal 3-Comprehensive Strategic Instructional Plan

-Continue to receive updates from Superintendents office

-A few glitches in Literacy Plan, RTI, and AIS interventions

-Elimination of 5th and 8th grade social studies test

-Look at research of 90-90-90 schools that only do math and ELA core program

 

New Business

 

Other

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

 

Meeting adjourned by Melissa J. Smith at 4:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Melissa J. Smith

St. Josephs Community School

518-483-7806

mjsmith@malonecsd.org