"Janney PTA Regular Executive Board Meeting"
Janney PTA Regular Executive Board Meeting Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Present at the meeting were: Sczerina Perot, Karen Kalat, Scott Cartland, Maureen Leventhal, Ben Page, Willa Morris, Allison Barnard Feeney, Leslie Dembinski, Elizabeth Vaden, Melissa Torgovitsky, Carol Volk (notetaker), Minutes of 11/6/07 meeting approved Reports: Treasurer: Tax return filed on 11/15. Need to update financial procedures on Eboard site and Janney PTA website (Karen and Doug Harris will take over the Janney website) Audit committee report should also be uploaded to both. Student support fee letter: approved by PTA presidents, to be sent out this weekend to those who haven’t yet contributed. Janney office can help. Principal: Upcoming SIT meet with Chancellor Rhee and Allen Lew (the facilities czar) to discuss master facilities plan and to be sure Janney is part of master facilities plan. Group from Roadside came to tour school in preparation for proposal (RFP due Dec 18) DCPS hiring freeze on, which is why custodial hiring has not occurred. DCPS is only approving positions with direct impact on learning. Tutoring plan: similarly, freeze also on all kinds of spending. Will postpone to January. Second Spanish teach starts tomorrow A/C estimates: total $30-35k. Still waiting to hear from DCPS whether they’re planning on fixing. Unfinished Business: Executive board minutes: consensus was that in the spirit of openness, it would be good to publish short businesslike minutes. Sczerina motioned that by exec board consensus, we will publish the executive board minutes on the Janney website for the remainder of year. Ben seconded. Motion approved. “Slow” committee to update bylaws: to meet in January. PTA meeting Guests speakers: December: Science teachers/specialist. Deborah Roffman lined up for February. PEP program for January: Raising I Can kids. Sczerina motioned to pay $150 for PEP. Approved. Possible future speakers: other PEP topics, math specialist. New Business: Janney School Plan Scott shared estimates for next year’s enrollment and possible class configurations. SIT advises on class configurations (usually in the spring). Scott will discuss with SIT, then put into THT. PTA meetings: Suggestion to increase # of babysitters during PTA meetings given speaker program, will be more kids. Janney Auction: Melissa reports auction going well; forms come in last two weeks; asking early has served well – got in before many other schools. Vice President position: Rennie Anderson is interested in taking on the job. Sczerina moved to vote her in as VP. Motion approved. Action items: Get additional babysitters for PTA meeting Post PTA minutes on the website, as well as exec board meeting notes. Update financial procedures on eboard site and Janney PTA website Update Audit committee report on both websites. Send student support fee letter.