The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is a group of parents, teachers, classified staff and community members who work collaboratively with the principal to improve student achievement. Parents and staff are invited to attend these meetings. Our next CSC meeting will be on December 5, 2023, Tuesday at 4 pm at the Archuleta library. CSC agenda will be pre-budget and staffing information.
Present: Matson, Aranda, Flohr, Marcus Harper (parent), Grossinger and Washington
Agenda: UIP goals, Enrollment, Staffing and Resolution
The meeting began with KM giving an opening welcome and sharing the purpose of the CSC committee. KM shared the agenda items for the meeting and welcomed input and feedback from the committee. KM shared she wanted to give an immediate response to the staff in regards to October count #’s. Details were shared on numbers the school is down students per grade level (projections vs. enrollment at each grade level). Projection was 459 students and we are currently at 436. We have carry forward funds to support the prevention of cuts estimated around 167,840. The difference of usage will be 45,411.
The number of students in each classroom at each grade level was shared with CSC members.
It was noted with emphasis and recognition the work our office staff have been doing to get students enrolled.
The suggestion from KM is to have NO reductions and to use carry forward funds to prevent reductions. The entire committee agreed with using the carry over funds to prevent reductions. Using 122,429 with 45,411 remaining.
Questions were asked: how much is for substitutes, what can we do to keep staff buy in and funds used for substitutes. It was noted that we currently have not used funds for substitutes and that substitute funds are calculated in the school budget. A suggestion was made to share with staff the importance of commitment and buy in. The committee agreed to share messaging with staff concerning commitment. It costs $160 a day for a substitute plus benefits.
We currently have 436 students in the building. Projections could reduce in the spring.
1.) Early literacy with a dual focus on Foundational skills and acceleration for all
2.) Black Excellence Plan
3.) Unit Internalization
KM, thanked the team for their time and shared she would send out notes and times for our next meeting.
Michelle Aranda, Teacher, Aaron Feldmann, Teacher, Eduardo Hernandez, Teacher, Karen Matson, Assistant Principal, Yolanda Ortega, Principal.
This meeting was held to discuss use of CARES funds for the 2021-2022 school year. The following was discussed:
Marcus, Michelle, Eduardo, AJ, Yolanda, KM (note taker)
*celebrations before agenda
Grade Level Breakdown
The following points were brought up by CSC members during the discussion after the power point:
Amy Grossinger, Michelle Aranda, Amy Golden, Marcus Harper, Claudia Hernandez, Yolanda Ortega, Karen Matson
Yolanda Ortega was on the planning committee as a FNE Principal to support the rollout/planning of return to school.
Uniforms – YO discussed that uniforms were voted on by the community prior to her arrival, and would like some feedback about uniform as a choice this year – not a requirement.
We will take in all waitlist 1st and 2nd grades – for ELA-E, and we will wait a bit to see what actually verifications look like for 3rd, 4th and 5th (and 1st S and 2nd S)