Community Council


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting

Invitees: Curtis Jenson, Alishia Huefner, Kelly Adams, Rachel Ferre, Megan Clement, Mindi Allen, Nicole McDermott, and any interested patrons.

  • Welcome – Curtis Jenson
  • Formal election of Chair, Co-Chair
    • Chair: Kelly Adams
    • Co-Chair: Mindi Allen
  • Approval of last meetings minutes – Kelly Adams
    • Megan Clement, Curtis Jenson
  • Overview of Land Trust and Teacher Student Access Act (TSSA) – Curtis Jenson
    • Land Trust funding ranges between $70,000 – $140,000.
    • Tier 1 Instruction
    • Instructional Coaching
      • 2 teachers split the role of 1 teacher as a coach. Other teachers assist in coaching. All participate in an instructional coaching program.
      • Coaching assists teachers with meeting the goals set.
    • Discussed if any special funding considerations needed for COVID restrictions
      • Choir teacher found high reviewed masks which would cost ~$4,000 and is being reviewed.
      • Spent money for masks and water bottles for students since wouldn’t have access to drinking fountains.
    • TSSA
    • ~$137,000
    • Divided into 3 categories and spending is left up to the school (Professional Development, Other Needs)
    • Last year money was spent on Chromebooks to get 1:1
  • Principal Update
    • Last year made adjustments to hire a PT Teacher for Match Dept to reduce that department class size.
    • Feedback from attendees:
      • Students are enjoying the free Elk Ridge gear. Used money normally allocated for School Store and money earned for reward system to align with COVID restrictions.
      • Parents appreciating involvement with activities such as in-school Orchestra concerts
  • Counseling Center Update
    • Shout out to Mr. Jenson for his support and leadership during this uniquely difficult school year.
    • District has allowed for flexibility for household decisions for education, but has created challenges with scheduling.
    • Held Suicide Prevention with students. Broke out with each of the grades and had specific topics to differentiate with needs.
    • Feedback to include these kinds of updates in the weekly Skyalert emails.
  • Confirm Schedule of Next Meeting – December 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM