Karin Perkins, Murch HSA co-chair, announced that the HSA would be meeting the following night, Tuesday, December 7th, to discuss how to allocate additional funds. Among the items to be discussed are: new technology; a new sound system in the gym; new books for both teachers’ classroom libraries and the school library and; projection screens to be used in the classrooms with the new ELMOs. There was some discussion on whether every classroom teacher would want and would use a laptop; members suggested that the HSA teacher representative, Wendy Creswell, touch base with teachers on this issue.
There was no principal’s report.
Lauren Miller announced that the LSAT was still looking for a Community Representative. Jim Whitney had talked with several people, none of whom were able to fill the position. Ellen Hays will talk with a former Murch parent to see if she is interested in the position.
Lauren Miller discussed new guidelines governing the LSATs. The new guidelines can be found on the LSAT page of the Murch website.
Members returned to discussions held during the strategic plan process on school values and school culture. During this process, efforts to discuss and develop school values were put on hold until the strategic plan was completed. Now that the plan is completed and is being put into operation, many LSAT members would like to return to the discussion and development of Murch’s core values. Miriam Cutelis mentioned a website she had found particularly helpful in beginning to frame a larger discussion on school climate and values. Members agreed they would review the website and review some of the earlier discussions on core values before the next LSAT meeting on January 3rd.
As there was no new business, the meeting adjourned at 6:07 PM.
The next meeting of the LSAT will be on January 3, 2011, at 5:30 pm.