Community Council Minutes
Location: Media Center Conference Room
Date: March 5, 2019 Time: 3:45 pm
Parents: | Debbie Brough | Katie Chapman | Amy Cox | Melissa Dahle | Karlee Fryer
| Jessica Sanders |Michelle Selui | Renee Shaffer |Kate Twohig
Faculty: | April Godderidge | Rayann Hansen | Carol Nielsen | Julie Nieman | Candace Pratt
Administration: |Daryl Guymon, Principal
1. Welcome - Michelle Selui, Co-Chair
2. Review and Approve February 5, 2019 Minutes
Melissa Dahle motioned to approve minutes – Candace Pratt seconded. All in favor.
3. Trustlands - Daryl Guymon, Principal
Discussion 2019-2020 School Trustlands Plan
Counseling Department requested:
Money towards full time or part time social worker. The social worker works with 23 students right now. Could easily double that right now if s/he had help. 27.5 hour/week is part time for $36,000. Full time would cost $70,000
Bridger has full time social worker. Another works with all the rest of the elementary. Hired through a grant.
High school has school counselors. Social workers are graduate students from USU. There is no cost to the district for the graduate students.
Could we get graduate students as well? Yes, we need to ask. They are in training. Sometimes hard to have consistent social worker grad student.
Can we do through Trustlands? Yes, but has to be tied directly to an academic goal. Can’t be just to supply help with mental health.
State looking at funding 30 million dollars toward mental health. We may want to wait to see what happens with that bill to see if someone else will fund it.
Our list (see February minutes for more details)
Full time FTE
Chromebooks (GEAR Up is funding a lot of chromebooks)
1-hour per week for 30 weeks
Docking station (using GEAR Up funds)
Texas instruments navigator system (using GEAR Up funds)
Ipad Minis (can use this year Trustlands money)
Social worker (hold on this until we learn more about the house bill)
Upgrade to sound system (possibly to use school money. Can’t use Trustlands funds)
Laptop for PT (coming from school money)
4. Data - Daryl Guymon, Principal
Received and reviewed school “grading” report
Area of greatest need is ESL students (same at Logan High. Mixed at Elementary schools)
WIDA (ESL assessment they all take until they test out of ESL)
Assessment results are 25% of our students made adequate progress. (District was 43%. State is 44%). 0% reached proficiency.
SAGE proficiency assessment also shows that we are behind the state.
Sage growth assessment: only above the average in science.
5. Community Council Members - Questions, Comments, or Concerns
No public comment
Meeting adjourned at 4:45 pm
Kate Twohig motioned for adjournment and motion was second.
Next Meeting: April 9, 2019
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location: Media Conference Room
2019-2020 Trustlands Budget
Total Money Available $184,604
Goal: 90% students will reach proficiency
Instructional Coach - $59,246
School land trust would pay 67% of salary, GEAR Up the remainder.
As a council we have already committed to paying for our instructional coach.
½ Time Teacher - $36,000
Literacy Academy teacher to serve more 7th and 8th grade students who are below level in reading. This is ESL.
Teacher Professional Development - $45, 000
Add additional from carryover as needed. Before school or during prep hour once a week. Logan High and MLMS like to be on the same page with this. Looking at a whole bunch of options.
Instructional Assistants - $44,324
20 hours per day - Could be used in Math academy, ELA academy, ESL.
We have a significant reduction from last year…probably the correct movement. Super hard to find instructional assistants. This gives us some room to fill people.
Dani fits here because no AMERICORP next year. She would rather be hired on as an Instructional Assistant vs. Boys and Girls Club. She is currently a full time employee, but would prefer to not work 8 hours/day.
Read Naturally Licenses - $0
Use $7,000 of carryover
Jessica Sanders motioned to approve proposed Trustlands budget. Melissa Dahle second the motion. All in favor