November 2020 Minutes
November 2, 2020
Kristi Hancock-p Dani Franks
Betsy Holden -p Kylbie Boswell
Cynthia Palmer-p Alexis Gabaldon
Motion by Kristi Hancock to start the meeting, Kristen Ross seconded the motion 5:00 p.m.
Motion to approve minutes by Randon Reed, Kristi Hancock seconded
Final report from previous year’s plan- cannot actually access until January due to Covid 19.
Kristi shared this year’s numbers and discussed the categories and amounts.
TSSA- hasn’t been a lot of expenditures yet, most goes toward salaries and first paycheck wasn’t until October
Largest expenditures- supplies- Infini-D Lab and Reading Horizons software
Also used Panarama- which is under the goal of social & emotional learning- gave assessments to all 3rd-6th- attributes such as grit, perseverance were touched upon, as well as supports in terms of staff & peers
Another chunk will be for Chromebooks- about $30,000
Had some carryover due to soft closure ($29,000)
Spent even less, majority was once again on salaries for aides and PLC teachers, which didn’t start until October payroll
More Chromebooks expenditures- about $8000
Mr. Reed asked if it would be possible to add more staff with some of extra money, The school Student Advocate also ended up being paid by Roy Cone so that may be other additional money
We can look to identify where are the school needs and we can examine where we can use some of the extra money
Concerns with Covid, Learning Options- feedback:
Cynthia- positive things, everyone doing best they can
Randon- kids young enough to adapt, it’s a way of life
Kristen- asked about school supplied masks going home to be washed- some do break, getting lost.
The fear of handing out masks to the same kids all the time was mentioned but it doesn’t really seem to be an issue.
Very few students are resistant to masks
Recess- sometimes the masks break
Cynthia- questioned whether the earlier out schedule would be continued and Kristi stated she believed it would be continuing at least through 2nd period and probably through 3rd quarter.
Randon- question about positives- 2 students and 1 staff- many advantages of keeping the students together. Teachers and students reminded periodically of ways to reduce risks
Betsy Holden made a motion adjourn at 5:30 p.m., Kristen Ross seconded. Meeting was adjourned.