Salina Elementary School Community Council 2017-18
Community Council Members
Lisa Edwards lisa.edwards
Jody Stapel jody.stapel
Melissa Shaw mellyshaw
Community Council Meeting Schedule 2017-18
**Meeting dates & times will be posted on the front door 10 days prior to meeting**
Welcome: Mr. Andersen
Introduction of Parents and Teachers
Explanation of how funds were used for last year. Council responsibility and what we are planning to do this next year. (See below)
How Trust Land Funds were used last year
Salina Elementary has utilized Trust Lands funds the following ways for the
2016-17 school year:
- Provided salaries and benefits for instructional assistants to assist classroom teachers in meeting the needs of all learners in literacy and math during differentiated instruction in the classroom.
- Teacher professional development opportunities, PLC’s.
- Materials to support our core reading/math programs and/or our reading and math intervention program. Take home parent/student communicator folders. Academic awards and incentives for students.
- The purchase of the Typing Pal Program to help the students increase their keyboarding skills. This also helps prepare them for the end of year tests, which are all computer, based. The SAGE test specifically require that all students to do a writing portion in which they have to type their response in detail.
- The purchase of bulbs for the teacher projectors as well as color printer cartridges for the school’s color printer.
Trust lands owned by state to give money to schools.
Items That Should Always be on the Website
Opportunities provided for parents by serving on the community council.
Participate in the development of an ongoing school improvement plan
Participate in the development of a Trust Lands proposal and budget
Participate in the development of a school level professional development plan.
Serve as the school curriculum review committee
Serve as the building needs committee
Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
Review and act upon all applications for the formation of student clubs
Review school assessment data
All money needs to be used except 10%.
Amount of Trust Lands money allotted to the school for 2016-17
Rules of Order
To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each member of the Salina Elementary Community Council shall:
- Attend council meetings on time and prepared
- Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
- Listen to and value diverse opinions
- Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
- Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
- Act with integrity
Rules of Procedure:
All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.
The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance.
Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.
The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in. The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.
The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-chair shall conduct meetings.
Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i). Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council. Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting. The motions and voting are recorded in the minutes.
A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion. Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion. Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair. When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion. Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required and then, without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3. If the vote on the previous question fails the council goes back to discussing the first motion. If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion. A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.
Title I Plan explained and reviewed by all committee members.
Safe Technology & Digital Citizenship was explained.
Advantage of having I.A. trained to help in Sp. Ed. is a great help.
Pre-school gives students the early help students need to achieve later in school.
I.A. for teachers during workshops help to differentiate in the classroom. So all students can be reached on their level. Counselor is being paid with Trustlands money. He helps with coping with stress, peers, difficult skills, and other.
Next meeting focus is on what money will be spent.