March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

Community Council Minutes

Country View Elementary School

Weber School District

Those present: Debra Stalder, Heather Smith, Melissa Copeland, Robert Garcia, Jake Draper, Karen Eyre

The council discussed the proposed use of the Trust land funds for the school year 2017-2018 that the school receives each year based on the number of students enrolled.  The following usage goals were proposed and discussed:

Goal Number One:  Additional Technology for the Classrooms

               It has been proposed that $20,000 is directed toward the purchase of five Smart Boards, five projectors, and six document camera.  These are intended to put into classrooms in anticipation of the additional teachers we are looking forward to next year. 

Goal Number Two:  It has been proposed that one-hundred present of students will be instructed on STEM through Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for grades K-6.  The estimated about for this goal is $1,500.

These funds will cover the costs of supplies for the modules that are necessary to purchase each year as students use up the items that are contained in the modules.  Participation fee is also required.

Goal Number Three:  Increase overall grade-level performance from the beginning of the year to the end of the year with all students improving in Dibels testing.  Al least 80% of students will be at benchmark.

Goal Number Four:  Provide three aides for PLC’s so that teachers can meet weekly to review data and student progress along with unpacking standards and collaboration on curriculum.  The three academic areas for the rotations include technology, find arts, and health. The amount set aside for this goal is $9,000.  It will pay the salary and taxes for aides and their employee benefits.

The total proposed expenditures of the Country View Elementary Trust lands funding is $50,556.  The community council members in attendance approved of the proposed budget. 

The meeting was adjourned.  No future meeting date has been set, but has been kept open to address any concerns the council members may have in the future. 

Community Council Minutes Oct 13 2016

Country View Elementary School

Community Council Minutes

October 13, 2016

This is the first of three scheduled community council meetings.  If the need arises, others can be scheduled.  Robert Garcia was elected as Chair and Karen Eyre as Vice-chair and scribe for the council this school year.  This is a public meeting and open for others attend if they want to.  It was determined that the council meet three times yearly, with the upcoming meetings being scheduled for the fourth Thursday of January as well as the fourth Thursday of March.

Nick Harris, the IT Supervisor for Weber School District, showed a PowerPoint used to promote students’ technology safety.  The Districts Program, Common Sense Digital Library, exceeds the state requirements under the CIPA, or Child Internet Protection Act.  He reminded the council members that when students sign the Acceptable Use Policy, they are agreeing to be monitored at school and at home when they are using an application on the district web site.  We have a single server sight.

Last year’s trust land expenditures were reviewed.  Per the attached copy of the 2015-16 report, the following items were discussed. 

Trust Land money is to be used by the end of the school year, with the exception of the principal’s prerogative to save no more than 10% for a larger project.  The state is notified in advance of such projects.

  • In 2015-16, the Country View Elementary Trust Land expenditures included:
    • Paying the salaries, taxes and benefits (when applicable) for aides to help in classroom and ruing 90 minute Professional Learning Centers (PLC’s) while teacher collaborated with other school staff for the benefit of increasing educational gains for our students.
    • These aides provide additional physical education and technology support other than what the students already receive in their general education curriculum. By state law, each school is graded.  Country View Elementary received a “B” for the 2015-2016 school year.  This increase in student proficiency was the highest recorded by any school in the district.
    • Mrs. Copeland expressed appreciation and acknowledged the efforts of hardworking teachers, students and supportive parents to score such progress.
    • Last year’s goals were reviewed and are listed on the web site.
    • Appreciation was expressed to the Hooper City Council members and the Hooper City Mayor for approval of a long awaited crossing guard to help students at the upcoming and recently approved three-way stop at 4700 West and 4800 South.  Others who saw this process through to the end were also thanked.  Completion of the work is anticipated for November of this year.
    • The council also discussed the progress of a long awaited project that has been requested for several years in the past.  It is a sidewalk to be put in place on the west side of the school parking lot where there is currently painted lines where the students are expected to walk.  Students and staff are walking close to cars and buses.  Capital funds have been earmarked, as they have been in the past, toward this project.  We hope to see it come to fruition.