School Community Council – Meeting Minutes 11/9/10
Welcome – meeting called to order at 7:05pm by Brian Kasteler
Accept minutes from the last meeting – no minutes this time – still need to be typed up. They will be ready to approve next meeting.
Road to Success – Carolee Mackay - The Road to Success program is asking the SCC to donate $1,000 to to support the Fundraiser labeled the Book-A-Thon. This will be aired on tv and radio. Road to Success has a goal of raising one million dollars. They have partnered with Scholastic to raise money for books that will stay in our school. 250 schools are participating and committing to $1,000 so we are ¼ way to the goal already. If the goal is met, Scholastic will match the donation and give books to the school to be kept at school or sent home with children. Our school can decide what to do with the books.
Bobcat Award prizes this year will be books from Scholastic so keep that in mind with the need for books. First deadline for Bobcat Awards is January 28, 2011.
What does the council think? Yes since we no longer do Fit Kids and that money can be used for this program and the money is doubled or more from Scholastic. We need to find out how much money we have now. Brian would like a running balance at every meeting so see where SCC stands on a monthly basis. Christy will find out from Teresa what the balance is. Brian proposes to commit $1,000 from SCC. Lisa Devashrayee seconds the motion and all are in favor.
Fundraising – Brian needs help to go down list and solicit from Business’s to help support programs that the SCC funds. Donations need to be scaled back due to the times but we can promote Road to Success and other programs. Brian will come up with a goal to achieve. Kellee Chase and Sarah Pearce will help him organize and set up appointments to meet with business partners to ask for donations. Brian will let them know we will recognize their business on a sign in front of school and community program page. Does the district match donations? Christy will find out if Canyons District has a matching program set up like Jordan District for company matching programs. Brian explains in a bit more detail about how company matching programs work. Any community partners can contribute. This fundraising process will be on a scale of thousands and not hundreds.
CSIP – See handout – Land Trust is different from CSIP but they are similar with almost the exact same goals. CSIP has 3 goals instead of as many as you want as it has been in the past. Main goal is to have kids college and career ready and to have CRT and proficiency standards be in green zone. Refer to hand out for specific goals and budget. Intervention aids from Land Trust is $24,000 which is almost all the Land Trust money. All money amounts come from all budgets – not just CSIP and Land Trust. Need to figure out character recognition awards and implement that. Need to change silent lunch to have learning experience. This will have a cost involved. The dollar amounts on the CSIP budgets can be changed and put more money into programs. Christy has money to pay for French aide which will help this year and next. The State is helping in finding this person.
Questions on CSIP? – Lani Heldt wants to make sure the grades listed are 1-6 and not to include kindergarten.
Trish French asked if there should be a percentage increase to allow for additional students. Christy agrees that percentage increase makes sense.
All council members need to approve CSIP plan and sign form.
There is a lot of carry over money that will be used to support the Land Trust plan as well as CSIP. There was about $25,000 for Land Trust and $38,000 for CSIP. Money will be spent on a moving lab with the purchase of 25-30 computers.
Any other needs in the science lab? Trish French – need usable balance scales, shelving and need to find out about the ventilation and if there is enough ventilation to conduct heat based experiments. If there is enough ventilation then we need hot plates. Trish will send an e-mail to Christy on these issues. Christy has money for supplies and will purchase new furniture for the faculty lounge. There is too much carry over and money needs to be spent.
Question – will we meet money needs for CSIP next year if we spend it all this year? Not all the carry over will be spent and we can only spend money on CSIP things.
Other Issues and Concerns – Sarah Smith who is a para-educator in the preschool has received the para-educator award for the entire state. This is a huge award and we want to recognize her and her achievement.
The web page is not updating on the website. Christy is working on the problem and is waiting for the district people to help her.
Next meeting will be December 14 at 7PM.
Brian Kasteler adjourns the meeting at 7:45 pm and Kellee Chase seconds the motion. All in favor.