Those present: Chris Cebrzynski, Emily Kallaur, Aaron Hanna, Lauren Miller, Richard Nugent and Vicki Otten
Recap on final budget:
- Everything that was discussed with the LSAT at the February meeting is in the budget.
- School wide instructional support positions: ELA, Math, Technology, Library Coordinator, Program Coordinator all in that pool. Will take some pressure off the Instructional Coaches and Administration for LEAP support
- Because we could not fund a program coordinator less than half time, needed to pay more
- HSA will pick up the cost of one special ed education
- Have a decent amount left in our non-personnel budget this year so starting to purchase supplies for next year out of this year’s money; will lighten the pressure on next year’s non-personnel budget which is smaller
Next year, will they consider enrollment data differently as we prepare to go in new building? Base their enrollment figures on historical data. Looking towards next year, we should have at least an increase in 60 students; maybe as high as 75 which will let us return to previous staffing levels.
Have staffing in place that allows some flexibility with scheduling LEAP time during the school day.
We will have I/E next year – looking at a number of different options as to how to provide that to students
How do we begin to get feedback that will help us shape what we are going to do with this program?
- What do you believe is the most effective model for enrichment?
- What is the best use of teachers in I/E?
- What is the best use of aides in I/E?
- Teachers: combination of survey and focus group
- Take a look at the mini survey that was already done – develop the focus questions from that data
- Focus groups that include one rep from each grade level
- Go out with a survey first to assess what has happened
- Move into focus groups: based on what we have found in data, how do we move forward?
- Create a survey that really helps get the right information that helps make this a regular part of our curriculum
- Questions that address how do we support I/E. How do we provide staff with the resources they need to provide quality I/E?
- Start with a small group of interviews with a diverse group of people who have been involved in I/E this year; each person interviewed by 2 people
- Develop set of questions that will be used for each interview: from the data then move on to focus groups
- Each of us come up with group of questions that would be helpful to ask teachers – out of those questions will be a list of questions that need for the next level
Aaron, Emily, Vicki and hopefully Sarah will meet later next week to sift through the questions.