SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 8, 2006, 3:30 PM
II. ADMINISTRATION: NELSON SHIGETA
-Academic and Financial Plan: Waiting for next steps. CAS has approved. Schools are working on aligning and sharing PD efforts (only Kamaile and Maili are not America's Choice Schools.
-Waianae High School wants kids ready for Algebra I by 9th grade. Susan Luna shared that the basic skills are being taught and practiced in different ways at the elementary level.
-Results of testing and impact on schools: Scores will be back before the start of school; if scores don't meet benchmark, the school will be restructured immediately, probably governance by CAS. If test scores meet, schools retains governance.
-School Food Service: Non-compliance in the past has resulted in tremendous fines and a focus on meeting all federal guidelines. Continued non-compliance could result in Hawaii schools losing school lunch subsidies.
IV. CLASSIFIED STAFF: NO REPORT
V. PARENTS: SUSAN ENDO
-Possible initiatives for SCC: What role can the SCC play in supporting new teachers? Perhaps by taking care of new teachers?
-For next meeting: brainstorm possible activities for SCC? Relatiionship of farm and school's SCC? Outcome of this year's restructuring/no restructuring.
b. June SCC meeting date (14th) not set, will assess need at April/May meeting.
c. Concern from parent: Why the need for 2nd set of parent conferences? Reply: report cards at end of first and second quarter are different.
d. Farm Position: The teaching position presently at the farm is being cut as a result of the Weighted Student Formula. School and district do not have funds to support this position.
Next SCC Council Meeting Scheduled for April 12, 2006, 3:30 MES Library.