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 Clarkton School of Discovery

School Improvement Team

Minutes of the Meeting

September 28, 2015


The Clarkton School of Discovery School Improvement Team  met on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. in Mrs. Heather Thompson’s classroom.

 I.  Members Present:  Sherry Hays, Beth Pope, Teresa Wiles, Kathy Frazier, Sheila Nance, Heather Thompson, Brendan McCarthy, and Beth Schultz.

 II.  Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Heather Thompson at 3:20 p.m.

 III.  Approval of Minutes:  No prior minutes were presented for approval.

 IV.  Old Business:  No old business was presented for discussion.

 V.  New Business:  H. Thompson noted that new members rotating on for this school year were Teresa Wiles and Areda Rogers.  She stated that the SIT needed a new parent representative to replace Mrs. Judith Scott.  She nominated Mrs. Angela Brisson but noted that she would only serve for one year since her daughter is an 8th grader.  Mrs. Thompson opened the floor for additional nominations.  With no additional nominations being presented, Beth Pope made a motion to accept Angela Brisson as the parent representative and Sherry Hays seconded the motion.  The motion unanimously carried.

 Mrs. Thompson announced to the team that she would be attending a training for SIT Chairpersons on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  She reviewed with the SIT some of the changes in format for the 2015-16 plan.  She specifically noted that this year (Year 4) there will be an increase in student achievement goals in Reading from 55.1%  to 60.7% proficiency; Math from 53.9% to 59.7% proficiency; and Science from 61.8% to 66.6% proficiency.

 Mrs. Thompson said that we will need to invite Mrs. Brisson as parent representative and review the updates and the new format for the SIP at our October meeting.  We also need to determine what we will use for mid-year data.  Mrs. Thompson will send out a Google doc explaining Mrs. Ensminger’s fundraising idea, as well.

 VI.  Adjournment:  Brendan McCarthy made the motion to adjourn and Sherry Hays seconded it.  The motion unanimously carried and the meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

 NOTE:  The next SIT meeting is scheduled for October 12, 2015.

 Respectfully submitted by,

Beth W. Schultz