Collaborative School Committee

The Collaborative School Committee

The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is an elected advisory board at GW. Presently we have 14 active members: four students, four parents, four teachers, one community representative, and the principal.

The primary focus of the CSC is the development and implementation of the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP). To this end we help guide the school budget, staffing allocations, and school design, always with the goal of furthering the UIP.

 

CSC Members

The members of the CSC for the 2017-2018 school year are:

NAME POSITION TERM ENDS EMAIL
Scott Lessard Principal scott_lessard@dpsk12.org
Jay Clapper Parent  June 2018 jayclapper@me.com
Kittie Hooke Parent June 2018 khook@ngkf.com
Adam Haynes Parent June 2018 Adam.Haynes@glca.com
Ron Sherman Parent June 2018 rsherma@yahoo.com
Mary Jo Minogue Community Member June 2018 mjm1589@gmail.com
Jennifer Harkness-Quintana Teacher June 2019 jennifer_harkness-quintana@dpsk12.org
Kevin Vicente Teacher June 2018 kevin_vicente@dpsk12.org
Juliana Evans Teacher June 2019 Juliana_evans@dpsk12.org
Michael Wylde Teacher June 2019 Michael_wylde@dpsk12.org
Jake Fisher Student June 2018 jake.fisher00@comcast.net
Isabelle Maestas Student June 2018 izzymaestas@gmail.com
Shahad Mohieldin Student June 2018 (smohieldin2@gmail.com
Lucca Raabe Student June 2019 lucca.raabe@gmail.com

 

  • CSC Minutes 11/9/15

    ATTENDANCE

    Barbara Chin, Kittie Hook, Mary Jo Minogue, Hezekiah Hall, Jose Martinez, Scott Lessard, Paul Knickerbocker, Kevin Vicente, Bryn Learned, Jake Fisher, Kathryn Swan, Angela Danley, Stephen Arichea, Jay Clapper

    CALLED TO ORDER

    4:38pm-meeting called to order

    MINUTES

    • 1 week to circulate minutes; 1 week for committee to approve/amend digitally; final copy goes to Mr. Martinez to be posted to website.

    Professional Development Update

    • PD calendar (Thursday A.M.) has been adjusted to suit teacher needs

    Budget

    • Time to think about what line items should be included
    • K. Vicente: What are our budget priorities as the funding for the TIF (differentiated roles for teachers where they coach ½ time) grant is partially falling on the school (fully funded in this year but not next) and advisory is also an added expense? Also what is the long term plan for TIF and advisory? Also if we get rid of TIF won’t this cause us to have a glut of teachers and therefore need to let teachers go? (To seek information and potential solutions, to have open dialogue and to seek some clarity from Lessard and Martinez, understanding of where we are planning on going with these programs and start to evaluate (to determine significance or value of)
    • Explanation of Differentiated Roles. We currently have 7 D.R.s
    • 2016-17- GW will be responsible for more of the cost of D.R. Currently the district pays for it. 3 years from now GW will be responsible for all of the cost.
    • Current leadership would like to triple the number of D.R. teachers.
    • 9th Grade Advisement: explanation; question about the budget; where it fits in
      • 16 teachers teach this; some within their 5 period day, some teach it as a 6th class
      • This is unsustainable to ask teachers to give up their planning period

    Budget Accountability | K. Hook, J.Clapper, D. Wollins

    • Martinez- a brief history of the budget process
    • Martinez has collected a list of “budget priorities” from departments to be prepared for the decision process
    • Proposal: to set a budget goal, then when the district comes back with a different number Mr. Martinez would like to propose cutting % of the overall budget instead of just cutting teachers
    • Budget Priorities: collected after a department chair meeting
    • CSC has been asked to add to look at the budget priorities and add or detract from them
      • Members have been tasked to email Barbara Chin with things they’d like to add
    • Can this CSC be prepared for the budget cycle ahead of time? (to make a decision, open dialogue, determine schedule of meetings for Spring) Two forms we all need to read: http://financialservices.dpsk12.org/welcome/budgetoffice/

    FY15-16 Budget Guidance Manual & FY15-16 School Budget Update from Tom Boasberg | A. Danley

    • January 11th ” Regularly scheduled January CSC meeting
    • January 19th– additional CSC budget meeting
    • February 1st– Regularly scheduled February CSC meeting
    • February 13th– Budget DUE

    UIP- Review achievement and college readiness measurements

    • No update at this time, it has yet to be reviewed by the staff

    One George ” will they attend December CSC meeting?

    • Barbara is going to invite One George
    • Also, Mr. Lessard has invited DPS School Board Member Michael Johnson (also the board treasurer)

    Update from subcommittees:

    • Auction | D.Wollins
      • Meetings have yet to take place
    • Spirit | K. Hook
      • Kitty is recruiting; there is a list of parents who have volunteered; also setting up meetings with Mary Lane and Alyssa Richason
    • Survey | S. Lessard
      • No update at this time

    ELL Tutoring | B. Learned

    • Tutoring starting tomorrow at lunch; Tuesdays at lunch; Ms. Harkness has recommended students from the ELD class; Bryn has collected 6 volunteers primarily from the IB program

    Follow- up needed on parent shadowing,

    • Can this be moved to February discussion?

    CSC sponsored teacher award

    • We would like to look into other schools’ selection process

    Publicizing GW events to community, and media event ……………B. Chin

    • Questioning how our events get communicated to community news organizations?
    • Tom Bosburg had a media event where they interviewed teachers and students; no press showed up; and the district did not publicize the event

    Does the CSC want to invite an HR representative to walk us through the different roles/ responsibilities between the CSC and SLT? (To share information, to determine if we want to schedule a meeting)

    Please read attachment titled CSC, SLT Training……………………B. Chin

    • Concerns raised about rules about the CSC including if it’s ok for the principal not to attend meetings
    • Fear a waste of time due to previous experience

    MEETING ADJOURNED

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