School Based Management Minutes November 5, 2009 by drg59916

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									                                        School Based Management
                                                 Minutes
                                            November 5, 2009

 The meeting was called to order at 5:05pm with the following people in attendance:

                                      (to be inserted)

Minutes from the October 1, 2009 meeting were accepted without corrections.

Agenda Bin (for the December 3, 2009 meeting)

-Summons Interruptions/Centralizing Summons’
-Students on Campus after Hours
-Renorming for February 12, 2010

Principal’s Update

 Ms. Ibach began by informing all attendees of the composition of School Based Management (SBM)
and she had each person introduce themselves. She then explained the format of our meetings
beginning with the approval of the minutes.

  The principal then spoke of our upcoming audits, our action plan, and justification of program funding.
Improving student performance is our top priority. Intervention/Enrichment (I/E) period is running and
bugs are being worked out. California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) intervention classes are being
offered during the school day. Smaller Learning Community (SLC) lead teachers and department chairs
are working with our data analysis coordinators to help target instruction toward specific weaknesses.

  Ms. Ibach visited Reseda High School which runs a block schedule and aligns their tests to the CST
released questions. Incentives are offered to their students if they meet or exceed last year’s scores.
Our school is looking at all options to help our school raise its Adequate Performance Indicator (API).

  The CAHSEE was given this week and a practice version is being prepared for our 9th and 10th graders.
The Champions program is on campus welcoming students to join and go on their outings which include
a movie night, a Malibu camping trip, and a holiday toy drive. And finally, our PHBAO parent conference
will be held on December 3, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, and parents are asked to come visit with their
child’s teachers on that day.

Old Business

(none)

New Business

-There are educational sites with subscription services available that are tailored to teachers.
 Further investigation is needed.

-TurnitOn.com is a website that can detect plagiarism. It’s user friendly and teachers ask students to
 submit essays through the site and the service corrects and even grades the paper. Many of our
 students cut and paste an essay together, and they don’ t even realize that they are plagiarizing.
 The website claims to encourage original thought and better writing.

Student Life

  The students favored the 50th anniversary and Homecoming celebrations. It was heartwarming to see
alumni tear as they visited their old locker! E/I class is not favored in some of the SLCs as they feel their
teachers are too serious. Students also heard that their parents can now view their class assignments
and grades online.

  Overall, students feel spirit is lacking and felt we need to get our kids to come to the sporting events
and attend other activities. We could offer competitions between the SLCs focusing on recycling or an
academic decathlon of sorts. The kids feel that there is a lack of care on coming to school and trying
hard and feel they might not be educated about getting into other universities and colleges besides UC
and CSU systems. They believe that it is a mindset; our students need to try and get into an institution of
higher learning first and then worry about paying, not worry about paying first and then being frustrated
and not moving forward. It was suggested that our college advisor present to the student body,
specifically our 9th graders, about other alternatives to California colleges and scholarships available that
can be banked and used at a later time.

Professional Development

  Ms. Juarez explained the committees function of laying out our staff development days. She showed
the science department’s reflection on their strengths, weaknesses, needs, and areas of growth.
 All departments submitted a plan and will work on it again at the next PD day.

Curriculum

  There is much concern about E/I period and its preparation. A new data analysis position has been split
between Ms. Ortiz and Mr. Leseem and they will take care of this facet of the Curriculum Committee so
that now other concerns can be focused on.

Operations

  Issues of custodial staffing came up and how we need more man power. We’ve been allocated a
certain amount of money and it just is not enough. Also, there is still frustration with wanderers during
E/I time. It was suggested that we run a list of students who miss E/I but attend other periods. Also, we
will hold another fire drill in the near future.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:30pm. The next meeting is November 5, 2009 at 5:30pm.


                                                                               Respectfully submitted,


                                                                               Mark Webster

								
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