CSC Minutes 9/11/2017

CSC Minutes 9/11/2017
November 6, 2017 GWHS

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
    • 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