Chin, Clapper, Danley, Hook, Fisher, Knickerbocker, Learned, Lessard, Martinez, Minoque, Swan, Vicente, Weightman, Wollins
1. Textbook Budget
- 100K on budget last year to start textbook cycle
- 77K spent so far (math)
- 17K AP History books
- 17K remains
- Plan to front load budget with 100K this year (3 departments have requested this money)
- Gotten to this point of need as a matter of resource management, etc.
2. Certification of IB Teachers
- Are all IB teachers are certified?
- Every 2 years is the certification cycle for IB teachers.
3. Closed Lunch Period and Food Trucks
- Pizza, Burritos, Mexican Popsicles going well
- Overall lunch is going well and there has not been any calls so far
- It is taking up a lot of management time (that will need to be evaluated)
4. Volunteer Needs
- Which areas?
- Need to talk to Alyssa R.
- Sustaining her position will be a competing line item next year
5. Fundraiser / Auction:
- Davidâ€™s auction items were pretty much dropped
- Only 9 items in auction for Back to School Night
- Not a failed event â€” just weak
- Lessons to learn: David is recommending a bigger event sponsored by CSC later in the year. Need to contact Jose, David, Alyssa and Kelli to discuss.
1. Enrollment Numbers 2015-16
- Jose reported that as of last Friday numbers were 1360, today at 1351, hopefully will be a little higher
- Enrollment numbers increased by 160 students in Honors; so numbers are up in 9th grade and in Honors.
- Budget partner probably wonâ€™t take money back
- There will not be any extra money, but GW wonâ€™t lose money
- Also, we wonâ€™t RIB a teacher
- There is a carry â€” forward from last yearâ€™s budget & that covered the 9th grade academy
- 95% full in all shadowing opportunities
- Is the money for advisement and 9th grade academy going to be there next year? For further discussion as the year goes on.
- GW has the largest number of ELL, so we need help in EL development.Â We may get additional allocation from Greta Martinezâ€™s office, but we donâ€™t know this now (there are about 200 kids)
- The idea of having student tutors from theIB program was brought up but a teacher mentioned this education is mandated by law & tutoring would not really fulfill that
- Bryn Learned will talk to Margie and we will readdress this at the next meeting
- We donâ€™t have any extra money and the money is already allocated
- A teacher asked if GW has turned away any students and some have been turned away because they didnâ€™t meet credit requirements.
- There is a mill levy of 111K for tech each year.Â A large portion of that has been spent on computer carts (78 for carts, 20 for teacher computer replacement)
3. Arts Mill Levy
- This is rolled into the general fund, so how do we know where that extra money is allocated?Â It is supposed to supplement, not supplant.
- Unknown whether CSC can determine that (like a hook in Jell-O)
- Scott said he would clarify that
4. Should CSC use Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)
- Four main areas are still being focused on: ELL, Low income students
- Barb pointed out:
- Student performance in declining (all)
- Staff is not highly qualified according to 2012, 13, 14 = teachers not teaching in their subject area
- There was a discussion of parents following a student through their day to observe, based on info determined by teachers and administration.
- Example: 15-20 parents over a 2-week period shadow a student (not their child) to help view level of educational quality and satisfaction.Â This is too broad a focus.