Logan High School Community Council Minutes

October 18, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

LHS Main Office Conference Room

 

Attendees: Sheryl Aguilar, Amy Anderson,  Ken Auld, Monica Chase,  Melissa Dahle, Dan Kent, Melanie Pond, Jessica Sanders, CariAnn Saurey, Tracy Strickland,  Jim Woolley, Stephanie Olsen

Excused: Stacee Flygare, Mike Hansen, Tawni Hyde, Melanie Peterson, Nev Pulotu, Heather Ratchford, Sela Wallace

Welcome & Call to Order: Chair Pond

Review and approval of September 2017 Minutes- Motion approved and seconded by Jessica Sanders, Melissa Dahle

Discussion: Update of expenditures under SIP budget 2017-18. $213,000 available with new budget and rollover from previous year. Principal Auld explained staffing difficulty with staffing, i.e. aides leaving mid-year, locating and hiring qualified staff. Money has been allocated for 7 AVID tutors but not yet approved by the District and 2 faculty trainings were covered by District. We have 2 Math Paras on staff, but need two more and we need more ESL help as there are 55 students not being serviced in that capacity.

Business: Update on Innovations Progress, Americorp mentor position, Utah Board of Education LHS “grade” Principal Auld updated the council on the Innovations program, how former South Campus students were adjusting and overall progression. He said it is a work in progress, we have students who are working at an accelerated pace and those who need more time and encouragement. He had spoken to the Innovations teachers, (many of whom have “brick & mortar” classes as well) about the importance of being a mentor to these students.

The Americorps position was waiting for Board approval that should happen at the next Board meeting.

LHS given a “C” grade by the State.  Principal Auld explained some of the reasons for receiving that grade, one of which is a large amount of our higher level performers “optout” of taking the SAGE tests by parent permission, which can lower the school scores significantly.

Chair Pond opened up the meeting for questions/comments/concerns, the question about a parent representative being on the school Safety Committee was brought up again, and Principal Auld said he would address it. A council member asked about student lockers, could existing lockers be used by Swim Team members where they practice off site and have to carry their gear around all day, and, could we create a lottery for interested students to access existing lockers. Question was asked about an Open House for the community when construction is complete.

Chair Melanie Pond brought to the councils attention important upcoming dates, Principal Auld made the motion to adjourn, motion was seconded by Melkissa Dahle and unanimously approved.

Next Community Council meeting: November 15, 2017 at 5 pm.