Logan High School Community Council Minutes

January 18, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.

LHS Main Office Conference Room


Attendees: Amy Anderson,  Ken Auld, Monica Chase, Dan Kent, Melanie Peterson, Melanie Pond, Heather Ratchford, Jessica Sanders, Sela Wallace, Stephanie Olsen

Excused: Tracy Strickland, Mike Hansen, Nev Pulotu, Melissa Dahle, Stacee Flygare, Tawni Hyde, CariAnn Saurey, Jim Woolley,

Welcome & Call to Order: Chair Pond

Review and approval of December 2017 Minutes- Motion approved and seconded by Ken Auld, Jessica Sanders

Discussion: Update of expenditures under SIP budget 2017-18. Updates were made, the available budget of $211,859.00 as of 1/16/2018 had expended $49,375.13 leaving a balance of $162,483.87. Expected to continue through to the end of the year:

Carryover to 2018-19     $12,000.00

Wages and Benefits (Feb-June)    $60,000.00

Encumbrance for Equipment (Jan 2018)    $12,550,00     [$77,993.87]

PBIS/Hero (5k)

New Hire tutors/paras/aides (40k)

Teacher stipends (8k)

Data Driven Instruction Training (20k)

PLC Training (7k)    

Some suggestions for extra funds were:

Offer more teachers the option to work through their Prep period, providing more instruction/help for students, creating Math, Science and English “Labs”.

Notice: Parent members, open spots, motion made by Melanie Peterson to have Tracy Munson take on the 1.5-year term and Lianne Wappet take on the .5-year term, seconded by Dan Kent.

Business:  Chair Pond turned time over to Principal Auld to discuss 2nd qtr. Grades, absences, Innovations update, other per Principal discretion. Talked about Sharp survey results, students not feeling comfortable talking to teachers, lost in the crowd, this brought up the question:

Could we hire more Counselors?  Ken responded we are actually below the State ratio of Counselors to students, we would definitely benefit having more, but to send any concerns to the Superintendent.

Other questions:

Are the “incentive” cards being handed out by teachers/staff and being redeemed at the school store? Response, we will look into the data-

Chair Melanie Pond brought to the council’s attention important upcoming dates, Jessica Sanders made the motion to adjourn, motion was seconded by Sela Wallace and unanimously approved.

Next Community Council meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5 pm.