Site Council Meeting
Hall of Fame –November 18, 2009
Jayne Pimlott Parent
Windri Barriga Parent
Jim Garza Principal
Gigi Thompson Classified Employee
Ray Gen: Teacher
Theresa Churchill Teacher
Patricia Guzman Classified Employee
Jessica Chen Student
Casey Riordan Student
Alyson Doering Student
Meeting opened by Dr. Gen at 1:05PM
Minutes from October were accepted.
Unfinished business: None
NAVIANCE a college, career planning web program as well as a tool used by the student body for poll taking, voting and many other functions. Many schools are already using this tool. You can visit Mira Costa’s website under their college planning tab and take a look at the site. After the holidays a group of parent, teachers, and students will gather to speak with the webmaster and find out additional information. Students were encouraged to participate since they are the ones this would help. This program was discussed several years ago by Ms. Moon but at the time we were fully staffed in the counseling office and the cost could not be justified. Now the situation has changed and our students would benefit from this program. There is a cost involved anywhere from $4K-10K a year. Suggestion was made that maybe it could be charged through ASB since the student body would be using the program.
GPA sub-committee is being formed to re-evaluate the way students are ranked. They will be reviewing the existing practices and give suggestions for how we should proceed next year. Traditions can still continue but the ranking of students would be eliminated. The Top Ten Students was started when the student body was maybe 600 students and GPA’s were only 4.0, many factors have changed since then and administration wants to make sure that we are helping our seniors be competitive when applying for colleges.
Next Meeting: January 20, 2010