CROZIER MIDDLE SCHOOL
School Site Council
April 29, 2009
I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Ngissah called the meeting to order at 3:12 PM in the Staff Lounge.
Steve Donahue - Presiding Officer (Assistant Principal)
Irma Soto-Altataetter (Counselor)
Beth Anne Baker - Secretary (Teacher)
Davina Mills (Teacher)
Lynda Logan (Teacher)
Aba Ngissah (Teacher)
Deborah Decker (Teacher)
Maria Narciso (Parent)
Monica Hernandez (Parent)
Mercedes Bautista (Parent)
Grace Turner (Parent)
Maria Zepeda (Parent)
Emelyne Guardado (Student-6th)
Karla Quinteros (Student-6th)
Dejan Irvin (Student -8th)
Chelsey Strachan (Student-7th)
Alternate Student: Miguel Tornes
Also present: E. Lyum (QEIA Coord./Teacher), Drew Gamet (Consolidated Coord)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
•II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion: M. Narciso
Second: D. Mills
All in favor.
VI HEARING SECTION: None
VII. ACTION ITEMS
- SUMMER SCHOOL- CROZIER SUMMER INSTITUTE
Ms.Ngissah explained this action ( see action plan from Crozier Middle School Summer School Committee). The $130,000 that SSC had voted for the Extreme Learning got pulled by the Board of Ed. It is now still available to us for our extra summer school. This is a different program than the regular district summer school. This summer program will be for transitional 5th graders to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Ms. Logan asked how this money is related to regular summer school.
Ms. Ngissah: It is not. It is separate.
Ms. Mills: How many teachers are needed?
Ms. Ngissah: Reviewed teacher list and subjects needed. The number of teachers was changed from 10 to 15 on action plan. This program (for teachers) starts on the 22nd of June for planning and curriculum for 3 days.
Retention and students with excessive F's will be in the regular summer school.
Ms. Mills: I gave Ms. Ruiz info on a transitional program for fifth graders transitioning to sixth grade.
Ms. Ngissah: We will be involved in planning all of this ahead of time stating on the 22nd of June.
I. Soto: We should have a counseling aspect for these children. Our children are functioning low due to environment and family.
Ms. Baker: Can a language teacher teach one period of an art subject/elective? Example: needlepoint could be tied into vocabulary
Ms. Ngissah: We will discuss this in committee.
MOTION to approve Crozier Summer Institute: Ms. Narcisso
2nd: Ms. Decker
ALL IN FAVOR? MOTION PASSED
- AMMEND SSC QUORUM Change to a discussion item
Ms. Mills: we need a calendar of meetings and an agenda posted on time- 72 hours ahead of time. The agenda for last meeting was not posted on time therefore may have created the lack of quorum. Once the agenda was not posted 72 hours ahead, members are lead to believe the meeting is not happening. Lack of communication overall could be the reason for no quorum.
Ms. Ngissah: This has been a pattern and has been ongoing.
Ms. Decker suggested we move the time of meeting to later to give teachers time to get there. Also asked: Why aren't we using our marquis to announce these meetings? She asked Mr. Gamet after addressing committee.
Mr. Gamet: I will find out after all of our CST testing is fully complete. The last agenda was sent through outlook with a "response" button that told him who was or was not checking emails. He observed that most members are not opening this email.
Ms. Decker suggests we have an absence limit for members and position replacement when members meet that limit.
Ms. Mills: We should table this item and have as a quorum.
Mr. Gamet: I believe the quorum is required by Ed. Code.
Ms. Mills: The reality is we need to come to the meetings.
Put this on as an agenda item for the next meeting.
- BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR
Mr. Gamet: Budget projection given for next year by district..
- Made suggestion to allocate money based on suggested amount by percentage
- Another idea is to draft a letter to budgeting dept. to get more time to research this.
Ms. Ngissah: We have to sit with the single plan and match up the projection they gave us. Also, compare what other schools got as a projection.
Ms. Mills: How long do we have because it may take us a while to get the Single Plan functioning?
Mr. Gamet: We need a chairperson to talk to the budgeting dept with him of draft a letter form the SSC.
Letter was decided upon. Ms. Ngissah will write it and send it on to us.
The single plan has to be revamped to functioning and will probably have to happen over the summer. We need to take this to the faculty and set goals.
Budgeting training with Mr. Gamet needs to be planned.
Time 4:12 PM
Motion: Ms. Logan
Second: Ms. Narcisso