KING CITY HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
10 October 2007
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 3:06 by Sami Jo
Johnsen, President. The Flag salute was given.
PRESENT: Sami Jo Johnsen, Arcadia Lima, Carlos Victoria, Araceli
Correa, Jennifer Beach, Nancy Hunter, Julie Bower, Veronica Lopez,
Ashley Rosas, and Daniel Lunt. Absent were Margie Giudici and
Emmanuel Cortez. Myles Echenique, ASB President, and Jacqui
Gillespie, parent, were also in attendance.
MINUTES: Jennifer moved and Araceli seconded that the minutes of the
meetings on August 22, September 12, September 17 and September 19
be approved. The motion carried.
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: We are in the seventh week of school. The fence
is up and Daniel is working with the contractor so that everything
is working correctly. Homecoming was very successful. The
Friends of Rachel group is up and running. Progress Reports went
out last week. Local Boy Scout Troup #101 worked on the planter
in front of the school. Counseling is having parent meetings to
inform them of various issues. They are advertizing the meetings
in the paper and on the radio in both English and Spanish.
Seniors and Juniors who haven’t passed the exit exam are having a
meeting tomorrow and next week they begin an after school tutorial
to help them. Adult school students are also allowed to re-take
the test and may attend the tutorials.
ASB PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Students are finding the fence intimidating.
Some classes are getting the reputation as being very difficult.
Some students feel our sports teams are not doing as well as they
would like so their morale is low. Students are involved in Focus
Groups and Friends of Rachel. Some students would like to start a
KCHS Boys Volleyball Team this spring. Homecoming was a success.
Some students would like to add floats to the Homecoming parade as
the school used to do before the all-weather track was installed.
The floats could be judged and parked in the parking lot during
the rally and then be in the parade. Posters are great but the
community never gets to see them. Leadership should also let the
elementary schools know when the parade is so that their students
could watch it.
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FOCUS GROUPS: The next Collaboration Day is tomorrow.
COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION (CAC): This group is motivated and
involved. They meet on the third Monday of the month in the
cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. They would like more local businesses to
get involved with Homecoming. They suggest the school sell KCHS
banners that the businesses could display.
BY-LAWS: After discussion, Jennifer moved and Araceli seconded that
the proposed School Site Council By-Laws be ratified. The By-Laws
Sub Committee will meet again next week to clarify a few issues.
The By-Laws will be amended with those corrections and
clarifications at the next SSC meeting.
MEMBER TERMS: After this year, about half of the SSC members will be
elected or appointed each year. After discussion, the following
SSC member term lengths were proposed:
One year: Margie Giudici, parent
Arcadia Lima, parent
Emmanuel Cortez, student
Araceli Correa, counselor
Julie Bower, teacher
Two year: Sami Jo Johnsen, parent
Veronica Lopez, student
Ashley Rojas, student
Nancy Hunter, teacher
Jennifer Beach, teacher
Carlos Victoria, support personnel
The Principal will represent the administration on the SSC.
Araceli moved and Carlos seconded that the designated terms be
accepted. The motion carried.
BUDGET: Dan shared information about the categorical funding that the
SSC oversees. As he gets more information from the district
office, he will pass it along to the SSC. He has been able to
find out that there is $63,231.74 from category #73960 School Site
Council Discretionary Block Grant. Dan has a folder of proposed
expenditures that he would like to spend some of this money on.
Jennifer moved and Araceli seconded that we approve a list of
proposed expenditures for some of the #73960 money. This list
specifically included new stools for two classrooms in the Ag
building (about $3000), transportation for the Advanced Biology
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Field Trip ($218.26), sending 10 people to the AVID Conference
(?), a set of novels for the English Department (?), and
miscellaneous lab supplies and instructional materials for the
Science Department (?). There were several additional items in
his folder as well. Dan will have the exact cost of each of these
items at the next meeting. The motion carried.
A Budget Sub-Committee was formed with Sami-Jo, Julie, Carlos, and
Veronica. This sub-committee will meet with Dan the first week of
November to discuss the funding the SSC oversees. For instance,
they will propose what percentage of the #73960 grant money should
be allocated to professional development, to instructional
materials, held in reserve, etc.
SUBS: A question was asked about the long-term subs on campus. Dan
reported that the administration is in the process of hiring
properly credentialed teachers for those positions.
DRUG DOGS: A question was asked about the use of drug detection dogs
on campus. Carlos reported that they had already been used more
than once this year.
ADJOURNMENT: Carlos moved and Jennifer seconded that the meeting be
adjourned. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at
4:20 p.m. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 14 in the
library at 3 p.m.
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