Mr. Lessard, Mr. Bolz, Ms. Ozee, Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Bates, Ms. Weikle, Mr. McNeill, Mr. Singer, Mr. Lee, Mr. Camacho
CALLED TO ORDER
Policy Regarding Department Allocations:
- Mr. Lessard in charge of supply line.
- Anything less than $5,000.00 does not need SLT approval.
- Big ticket items (i.e. department budgets would not be able to cover)
- Anything above $5k needs to be approved by SLT
- Impact of students and value to students needs to be part of proposal.
- Mr. Lee mentioned economics & civics textbook needs
- Mr. Lee is going to submit proposal for next SLT
- Everyday line needs of Science department approved by Mr. Lessard
- Ms. Torres expressed Foreign Language (F.L.) Needs: Chrome books cart for the Foreign Language (F.L.) department.
- Suggestion to check inventory of chrome books before ordering a chrome books cart for F.L.
- Once inventory has been completed, it will be assessed whether we have a cart to give to F.L. or if we need to buy a chrome book cart for F.L.
Mill Levy Tech Thinking:
- Confidence in Mill Levy & Bond to pass
- Representative reached out to Lessard about options to spend funds
- $200/student or choose to be in a “pile up” $300/student
- “Pile up” $300/student→ one chrome book per student
- No flexibility in spending…must spend on chrome book for each student
- Students will be able to take Chrome books home
- Is the cost of a textbook cheaper or more expensive than a digital textbook with a 4-7 year license.
- $200/ student
- flexibility of spending
- Can spend in specific needs not limited to Chrome books
Parent Teacher Conferences:
- Documentation of 24 contacts (phone or in person) of different families and logged into Infinite Campus
- Will take place in our own classroom
- Date & Time: November 4th from 7:30-3:30 pm
- If a phone conference occurs the week conferences are to take place, it can be counted as part of the 24 contacts.]
- Recommendation to follow up with the parents who came to our first Parent- Teacher conferences.
Patriot for a Day:
- 20 teachers
- Recruitment efforts to grow our numbers
SPF Issues and Data
- 42% gone up to 48% Overall
- Need a 51% to be a Green School
- 45% based on 9th grade CMAS scores
- 51 I.B. students who’s scores were not counted in SPF
- discrepancies with some IB students who’s scores were counted
- Mr. Bolz looking into data
Pathways/ Co-location of Schools Clarifications:
- There has been a conversation of possibly co-locating a school at GW
- Have not heard back after initial conversation/ mention
- Mr. Lessard has been sharing this information to make us aware
- Option instead of co-locating a school is a Pathways (RFP) option
- With creativity in the master schedule, Pathways option is preferable to co-locating (which would be a completely different schedule/ school etc.)
- Example: If Mr. Singer is teaching seniors, it would be difficult for him to teach seniors who attended 2-3 days a week while participating in internship
- With Pathways, Mr. Geisel has a teacher who can teach seniors while they are also working with their internship
- Concerns over too many students knowing the elevator code and using the elevators when they are not authorized
- Change of elevator code is in the works
Chaos in Hallways:
- Hallway “walk through” having a positive impact on our hallways
- Still kids in hallway…what do we do about that?]
- Open to suggestions
- Ask security to please do walk-throughs during identified “troubled” periods/areas