SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC)
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM (ILT)
SITE GOVERNANCE TEAM (SGT)
Thursday, March 15, 2012
SSC Members: bolded were present
Parent Members: Teacher Members: Staff Members: Principal:
Kirsty Holland (chair)* Claudia Walters* Treasure Love* Marceline Marques
Artina Ellsworth* Brenna Kielty
Carmen Sanchez* Maureen McGowan*
Instructional Leadership Team Members:
Site Governance Team (* Next to Name)
Mary Chicorel/Patricia Leming*
Meeting convened by chair Holland at 8:20 am.
II. Approval of Minutes from 03/06/12 Meeting
Motion to approve (Kielty), seconded (Love), and unanimously approved.
III. SSC Statement Regarding District Waiver Request to CDE Regarding Class Size
a. Neutral, In Favor, or Opposing the Waiver
Motion to oppose the waiver (Holland), seconded (Kielty) and approved by unanimous vote.
b. Comments or Objections
Attendees developed the following statement to be submitted with the vote: “We, the Juarez Elementary governing body, object to this waiver on the grounds that increasing class size negatively impacts our school learning environment. When students have better access to their teacher through smaller class sizes, they are more likely to succeed and not ‘fall through the cracks.’ While we understand the financial plight of our district, as teachers, parents, and staff, we cannot, in good conscience, approve this application for a waiver of penalties. Furthermore, we believe that the district needs to be held accountable to the California Education Code for class size. If penalties are waived it could set a precedent for future violations.”
IV. Monitoring and Accountability Reporting Department Survey on School Site Councils
a. Due April 13, 2012
Marques shared the survey information with all attendees and asked that all take the survey prior to the April 13 deadline.
a. DAC (Walters)
Walters reported that DAC discussed School Safety Plans, Title I allocations, especially Parent Involvement expenditures. Schools are urged to spend out their allocations. It was suggested that purchases include items for the Parent Room, including parenting books.
Motion to adjourn at 8:45 am (Holland), seconded (Kielty), and approved by majority vote.