CSC Minutes 9/11/2017

CSC Minutes 9/11/2017
November 7, 2017 mary_lane

ATTENDANCE

Kevin Vicente, Jay Clapper, Juliana Evans, Michael Wylde, Scott Lessard, Ron Sherman, Mary Jo Minogue, Jennifer Harkness-Quintana, Shahad Mohieldin, Isabelle Maestas, Adam Haynes, and Kittie Hook

CALLED TO ORDER

4:30pm

MINUTES

  • Michael Johnson Visit
    • Praise for GW scores
  • One George success
  • DCTA contract
    • 5 year contract
    • Test scores still haven’t come back yet
  • Single score for DPS(?) or three different scores
    • Growth in parent response – academic concern (close to green)
    • Student perception service is green – best region is academic
    • SPF
    • Goal of all schools green/blue by 2020
    • Equity indicator – works well for not diverse schools because it’s not there
    • Reallocate resources to bring kids up
    • Green in 2016-2017 at GW
    • Huge growth in English, good growth in math
    • Sparks competition between schools as a result
    • Innovation Zones
      • Go through a process to become innovation school, requires application, teachers, etc.
      • Combined innovation schools = innovation zones
      • Additional budgeting
      • Allow a tighter relationship to the district or a looser one
      • Possibility of GW as an innovation school
      • Requires longer school days/years
  • Positions – filled
    • 3 parents
    • 1 Adult member of school recognized organization
    • 4 teachers
    • 3 students
    • 1 community member
    • Principal
    • Need to find new members after the seniors leave
    • Possible new community member(s)?
    • More student voice – NHS, Student Council
  • New School – DELTA @ GW
    • Bi-weekly meetings between the principals
    • 20 GW Students moved into the program
    • 68 students overall
    • School for kids with not enough credits and need smaller environments
    • Helps engage in their education and gain credits quickly
    • Smaller class size and environment
    • 1 Day of nursing/psych services – $20000 savings/year
    • Tech help – $5000 savings/year
    • Transition Liaison
    • Sharing classrooms
    • Use classroom in the afternoon
    • Issues worked out
    • Students are respectful
  • Counselor Update
    • Successful, diverse background and qualified
    • Student feedback is positive
    • Whole-scale change was difficult for counseling department
    • Separated into social-emotional and advisors
    • Future Center success
    • Ms.Rainey replaced Ms.Hall
  • State of the School
    • Highest growth in the district 9th grade english
    • SAT scores were okay given to all not just those who wanted to take them
    • AP & IB scores were good
    • IB scores were well above international average
    • AP scores are going up
    • Rigor in 9/10 grade is increasing and helping scores go up
    • 205 students passing and got credit at CU Denver vs last year was only 94 students
  • Budget
    • $128000 carry-forward to this year instead of expected $60000
    • Required to get competitive bids
    • Creates restrictions
    • Freshmen classes are under 25 students and have 2-3 teachers in the classroom
    • Tech budget is at $225000 vs $40000 previously
    • Teacher technology – Promethean boards
    • No teacher has made a request for books that hasn’t gotten them
    • Lessard went through the English books
    • Good turn around with teacher orders
  • Bond
    • Cooling system is tied into the unit ventilators
    • AC should be connecting to the water supply in the next couple of weeks
    • $4.61 m of cooling
    • In the spring of 2018, the windows will be replaced with double panes and inside shades
    • $2 m for the windows
    • Every student bathroom with be refurbished
    • $700000 – Redoing of the locker rooms
    • $1 m – Renovation to the library
    • $300000 – Greenhouse
    • 2 science and 2 art projects are being redone
    • Sound system in the gym
    • LED light replacement

MEETING ADJOURNED

6:30pm

NEXT MEETING

10/2/2017 – 4:30pm