May 2, 2007

  1. Call to order at 5:05pm
  2. Flag Salute
  3. A quorum was confirmed.

4. Minutes approved for March 2007
5.   Student Reports—  No report

  1. DAC – Esther Mejia

     a. Esther Mejia sent around the packet on STAR

  1. Special Ed – Nothing to report
  2. Title 1 –
    1. 5 teachers will be sent to a Language! 3rd edition training this summer to be implemented next school year
  3. GATE –  
    1. AP Psychology may be offered next year if enough students signed up. Jim Rojas will be teaching the course
  4. Administration  - Julie Ellis
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Ms. Villon expressed the need to examine the education level of the students prior to their placement in a U.S. school.
    4. Mr. Moreno asked if Special ed. were integrated into the general ed. Classes
    5. Ms. Ellis answered and explained the different levels and how some students are mainstreamed and some are not.
  5. Separate or Action items
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Mr. Moreno asked for a recap of the April meeting on school safety

       d. SAT Prep. Tabled until the next meeting

  1. Public Comment
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Ms. Mejia asked if teacher lesson plans are reviewed and then asked how teachers are held accountable for not teaching.
    4. 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.
  2. Agenda—next meeting will be Wednesday, September 5, 2007.
    1. Elections  
    2. SAT Prep
  3. Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.