SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING
May 2, 2007
- Call to order at 5:05pm
- Flag Salute
- A quorum was confirmed.
- Members in attendance were: Parents— Esperanza Angelo, Esther Mejia, Andy Castanon, Frank Moreno, Antoinette Paez and Aurora Villon Students— Classified Staff— Certificated Staff—Charlene Brown and James Halley Administration—Julie Ellis ELAC—
- Members who sent regrets: Parents –Lourdes Baeza and Manuel Mejia ELAC—Students- Andrew Palacios, Justine Medina, Genesse Carrillo, Meleny Carasco —Classified Staff—Tony Hernandez Certificated Staff—Carol Stella Administration—Priscilla Linares
- Parent Visitors –Teresa Navarro
- Teacher Visitors – Martin Martinez
4. Minutes approved for March 2007
5. Student Reports— No report
- DAC – Esther Mejia
a. Esther Mejia sent around the packet on STAR
- Special Ed – Nothing to report
- Title 1 –
- 5 teachers will be sent to a Language! 3rd edition training this summer to be implemented next school year
- GATE –
- AP Psychology may be offered next year if enough students signed up. Jim Rojas will be teaching the course
- Administration - Julie Ellis
- We are getting ready for testing. AP tests May 7th – May 18th. CAHSEE make up testing will be offered for any 10th grader who was absent for the May test administration. 26 Senior have not passed.
- We do not have the test results from March 2007. Board item will be submitted to allow graduation ceremony for 12th graders who attended the after school intervention class. A discussion about the GED, proficiency test and CAHSEE was held. The 26 will fulfill other requirements. 13 of the 26 are EL students who have transitioned out of ELD, but have not been redesignated. WASC will be examining this closely. There are approximately 800 students in this situation. All special ed. Students have been exempted.
- Ms. Villon expressed the need to examine the education level of the students prior to their placement in a U.S. school.
- Mr. Moreno asked if Special ed. were integrated into the general ed. Classes
- Ms. Ellis answered and explained the different levels and how some students are mainstreamed and some are not.
- Separate or Action items
- On the issue regarding students test waivers for the AP tests, Ms. Ellis explained that every student got a letter stating the $83.00 for each AP test. If parents met income requirements, the cost was reduced to $13.00 per test.
- On the issue regarding parent surveys, Mr. Moreno suggested that the website be utilized and promoted through all mailers and possibly used for the survey. A concern was raised over the security of the surveys and the number of surveys submitted.
- Mr. Moreno asked for a recap of the April meeting on school safety
- Mr. Castanon asked for a yearly report on safety. Everyone at the meeting agreed.
- Ms. Mejia asked for a copy of the school safety plan
- Ms. Villon suggested doing safety drills with mock situations at a SIP day. Ms. Villon also spoke of the Emergency Response unit in Pico Rivera and suggested schools utilize this resource
- Ms. Ellis said that Mr. Fitchett participates in the whole program. He is the central person to communicate with principals. Principals also had a 2hour seminar about disaster preparedness
- Ms. Villon expressed that she would like to see more information on preparedness
d. SAT Prep. Tabled until the next meeting
- Public Comment
- Ms. Villon asked about summer school. Ms. Ellis explained that we are looking at the options. We will be going 8:00 – 1:30, 5days a week for 5 weeks
- Mr. Moreno expressed unhappiness with less summer school classes. Ms. Ellis said that the state has cut back to only students who need help passing the CAHSEE. Bridge classes and make-up classes fall into this category. Mr. Moreno said that the bridge classes helped. A discussion regarding the summer school process ensued
- Ms. Mejia asked if teacher lesson plans are reviewed and then asked how teachers are held accountable for not teaching.
- Ms. Ellis explained the evaluation process and why they do ask certain teachers to return the following year. There are 150 teachers on campus. 75% of the teachers are tenured. 3 teachers are a problem. There is little recourse in this situation and they are not abusive. The current crisis with teacher salaries was discussed.
- Agenda—next meeting will be Wednesday, September 5, 2007.
- SAT Prep
- Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.