January 7, 2004

  1. Call to order—5:13 pm
  2. Flag Salute
  3. A quorum was confirmed.

4.   Minutes were approved

  1. Student Reports
    1. Senior team won Powder Puff
    2. El Rancho has had problems with students’ littering at lunch.  As we have lost custodial staff due to budget cuts, the service of picking up trash in the quad after lunch will no longer be done.  Therefore, it has been suggested that some of the students in clubs circulate the quad during lunch and ask students to clean up after themselves.
    3.  Winter Formal will be held in February.
  2. DAC
    1. There was no meeting in December.
  3. Special Ed.
    1. College night is set for February 12th.
  4. Title 1
    1. ERHS was awarded the Golden Bell Award from CSBA for its literacy intervention program.
  5. GATE
    1. Still have no budget.
    2. There is no money for the AP Challenge Grant.
  6. Administration

a.       SIP Day is on February 12th—no school for students

b.      California High School Exit Exam will be given to all sophomores on February 3rd and 4th.

c.       Financial Aid Night is this evening in the ERHS cafeteria.

  1. Action/Other Items
    1. Elevators are operational.  These are for the use of individuals with special needs who are provided an escort from the administrative office while using the elevators.
    2. A date needs to be set for the Scholarship Fundraising.  Advertising will be district-wide.  It is to be an “adult” fundraiser (a turn-around trip to Laughlin or Las Vegas via bus).  The bus will hold up to 52 people.  Frank Moreno will make the tickets.  Tentative dates for this fundraiser are April 3rd or 17th.
    3. Assistant Principal of Guidance, Mr. Ayala, spoke to the council about the Dress Code.  ERHS follows a set of guidelines that are Board approved.  one of these guidelines is that boys’ pants should be within three sizes of their natural waistlines.  However, the issue of girls dressing in clothing that is too revealing continues to be a problem because it places male staff members in a perilous position if they try to enforce guidelines.  They open themselves to accusations of perversion for noticing that the girls are dressed in a revealing manner.  The Guidance Office, including Mr. Ayala and the other deans, are currently attempting to find ways to enforce the dress code in the most productive manner.
    4. The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for 2003-2004 was presented by Felicity Swerdlow.  As chairperson of the School Site Council, Frank Moreno will sign the document as official approval from this committee.
  2. Public Comments
    1. Nothing to report.
  3. Next meeting will take place on February 3, 2004 from 5 pm to 6:45 pm.
  4. Next Agenda was discussed.
  5. Meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.