December 3, 2003

  1. Call to order—5:10 pm
  2. Flag Salute
  3. A quorum was confirmed.

4.   Minutes were approved

  1. Student Reports
    1. On December 10th at 7 p.m. will be the annual Christmas Show
    2. On December 11th will be the annual Powder Puff Game and Pep Rally

                                                               i.      Students must pass eligibility requirements (2.0 GPA, athletic clearance, etc.)

    1. Students tripled the amount of canned food collected for the Canned Food Drive over last year.
  1. DAC
    1. Elections were held.
  2. Special Ed.
    1. Mrs. Stella is back and doing well.
    2. Trip to Cerritos College went well.  Another trip is planned for Rio Hondo College.
    3. College Night exclusively for Special Ed. Will take place in early February.
    4. Eight students have now found employment through Claudia Garcia.
  3. Title 1
    1. Nothing to report
  4. GATE
    1. Still have no budget.
    2. ERHS has applied for the AP Challenge Grant.
  5. Administration

a.       Ms. Ellis and Mrs. Swerdlow shared the following information:

                                                               i.      ER is no longer in “School Improvement,” but still has access to funds allocated for school improvement.

                                                             ii.      Discussed briefly the different grants and other funds being coordinated to continue improvement of instructional practices and student achievement

                                                            iii.      Some projects teachers are involved in:

1.      alignment of curriculum to state standards

2.      collaboration time

                                                           iv.      A team of nine teachers are currently working on the curriculum, research, and implementation for an advisement period for next year.

                                                             v.      Mrs. Swerdlow discussed the importance of AP classes being listed on their transcripts (Universities would rather see that than transcripts with straight A’s in regular classes.).

                                                           vi.      California High School Exit Exam will be given February 3rd and 4th.  A make-up test will be offered in May.  Every student beginning with the class of 2006 must take and pass this exam in order to receive a high school diploma.  This test is given only in the English language.

                                                          vii.      Ms. Ellis and Mrs. Swerdlow will be going to San Diego to receive the Golden Bell Award.

  1. Action/Other Items
    1. Single Plan for Student Achievement is delayed until next month.
    2. The first half of the information regarding the governance of School Site Council as set forth by the state were reviewed and discussed.  The other half will be reviewed at the next meeting.  This discussion took place as a precursor to establishing and implementing bylaws for the council.
    3. A request was made to place the issues of the elevators and the dress code on the agenda for next meeting.
    4. Scholarship Fundraising—Mr. Arroyo discussed ideas for School Site Council to raise money for scholarships.  Turn-around trips were discussed as a possibility as they have a large return.  Mrs. Swerdlow suggested that a subcommittee be formed.  This committee will include Mr. Arroyo, Mr. Cruz, and Mrs. Carr.
    5. Parent Project—Waiting on funding to start the project.
    6. Content Standards video—shelved
  2. Public Comments
    1. Nothing to report.
  3. Next meeting will take place on January 7, 2004 from 5 pm to 6:45 pm.
  4. Next Agenda was discussed.
  5. Meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.