JANUARY 20, 2016
Meeting began at 2:47. Lora Madison approved the minutes from our last meeting. There was a 2nd by Marni Beecher. Mr. Gregoire presented the School Trust Land budget for the 2015-16 school year and how the money was allotted. Areas of focus were after school stipends for choir, interventions, Lego League, technology and computer programs and the AmeriCorp reading program.
There was a lengthy discussion about our music program, its necessity and whether the money would be better spent in reading and math programs for the students. The discussion then turned to how maybe the money could be spent to hire more aides to help students with reading and knowing and understanding basic math skills so that they can feel successful and have a better chance of continuing their educations as they get older.
We then talked about the AmeriCorp reading program and how much of a difference it has made for our school. We now have 38 tutors that help students and around 50 students that benefit from reading help every morning before school. This has been a very successful program for us and one that we all agree needs to continue.
There was a short discussion about possible new boundaries for next year.
The meeting ended at 3:40.
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Meeting started at 2:35.
Marni Beecher motioned to approve the minutes from September meeting. The motion was seconded by Mandi Gubler.
Discussion began regarding how to improve communication between teachers and parents.
The current CSIP plan was then addressed.
A Funds Summary (found on the school website) was also presented and discussed so that each member of the council understood where money is spent at the school and how certain programs are funded.
Kathryn Bundy let us know that there was a training for Community Council on Oct. 28th from 6-8 at the District Ofice.
Next meeting is scheduled Nov. 18.
Meeting ended at 3:20.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Meeting began at 2:45. Minutes were approved.
Discussion turned to the CSIP plan and its implementation here at Panorama Elementary. Everyone is working together to ensure that students are receiving the help that they need. Data regarding all students is being recorded and discussed at PLC meetings. Progress is being seen on every grade level.
The discussion then turned to Digital Citizenship. Mr. Gregoire and Kathryn Bundy attended a meeting for Community Councils that was held specifically for internet safety. Each schools Community Council is charge of presenting guidance and information to students and parents regarding internet policy, safety and citizenship. The community council, in cooperation with the school, has to report what protocols are in place regarding internet safety. There was a lengthy discussion about what filters are used here at school, what teachers and lab aides are doing to ensure internet safety, what devices are being used here at school and what action will be taken when inappropriate content is viewed by a student.
Our job, at school, is to equip students with the tools to make good decisions when they are on the internet. If we find inappropriate content or viewing by a student, whether malicious or accidental, the parents will be called. Parents will be encouraged to have a conversation with their student.
Our next meeting will be on January 20, 2016.Meeting ended at 3:30.
September 28, 2016
Meeting began at 2:45. Those in attendance were Lora Madison, Alicia Gubler, Steve Gregoire, Misti Calico and Mandi Gubler.
New members were introduced. There was a short discussion on what Community Council is and our job as a member. Lora explained that Community Council oversees, with the guidance and help of the principal, how School Trust Lands money is distributed and how it is used. The council has a responsibility to make sure that internet safety and other safety measures are taught to the students and to assess the needs of the school (reading, technology, etc.).
Discussion turned to our report card from the state for the 2015-16 school year. In the 2014-15 school year we received a 242 out of 600 pts. (C). Last year, 2015-16 school year, our grade was 353 out of 600 (B). We show marked improvement. Our goal is to make continual improvement.
Officers will be chosen at our next meeting.
Meeting dismissed at 3:08