March 31, 2004

  1. Call to order—5:15 pm
  2. Flag Salute
  3. A quorum was confirmed.
  1. Minutes were approved with the following revisions
    1. Both Lindseys (from LACOE) hold docorates
  2. Student Reports—

a.  The trip to Sacramento will take place April 25-27

b.  Honor Crest recipients have been notified (83 students).  Must have a 3.3 GPA

c.  New Executive Commission members were mentioned 

  1. DAC—nothing to report
  2. Special Ed.—
    1. Chuck Collings is the new dean (was a Learning Handicapped teacher at El Rancho—replaced Mr. Goyenaga as 9th grade dean)
    2. Severely Handicapped class has money making projects for March and April
  3. Title 1—Nothing to report
  4.  GATE—
    1. Advanced Placement meeting is tomorrow night
  5. Administration

a.       Songleaders are the newly crowned National Champions

  1. Parent Project—

a.  Project was permitted at City Hall

b.      Committee on the project is being finalized

  1. Scholarship Fundraising—
    1. Turn around trip has been cancelled due to lack of interest
    2. Timing was bad
    3. Teachers are willing to donate money to scholarship fund; this is a tax write-off
    4. Council recommended and approved a scholarship fund
    5. Principal Ellis will include a flyer in the next mailing for third trimester parent conferences asking for donations
  2. API Scores were reported by Julie Ellis
    1. Total API growth from 1999-2002 was 137 points
    2. Our target goal increase as set by the state is 9 points for the 2003 testing date
    3. El Rancho has gone from a Decile 2 school to a Decile 4 school (as compared to all other high schools in California on a scale from 1 to 10)
    4. We would like to see the school move to a Decile 6 by the time Principal Ellis retires or moves on
  3. Public Comment—
    1. A representative from City Hall brought Residents Services brochures from the city to share.
  4. Agenda—
    1. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 5th  

Meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m