February 2017 Minutes

School Site Council Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2017        3-4:00 p.m.                 B-7


Colleen Dowd, Jennifer Bridge, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Rachel Castillo, Doug Grebe, Chad Bounds

Notes taken by Melanie Mitsch.

New Business

Online survey is going out soon. Leaves will be distributed to represent the number of respondents. Class with most leaves will get extra recess. Jen recommended giving out some data (what was done last year as a result of the survey responses) with the survey so people know that the survey matters.

Old Business

School Safety Plan passed out to everybody that was present. Colleen walked through the table of contents as well as the first 20 pages leading up to all the emergency procedures. On page 8, Doug recommended mentioning Konstella as a communication tool.

PFC maybe to have a presence on Nextdoor for Walnut Acres.

Brief discussion about biggest safety concerns, which is drop off and parents/kids cutting across teacher parking lot. As well as having an open campus, which has its pros and cons. Also a discussion about kids that are on the school grounds after school unsupervised. Possibly put out an all call 10-15 min after school to come to office if kid isn’t with an adult and call the parents to get their kid home. Colleen will put something in the Monday Memo for teachers to remind students to go home after school.

Based on the SSC review of, and data-based discussion regarding, the proposed updates to the 2016-17 Walnut Acres Comprehensive Campus Safety Plan, Amanda motioned to approve the School Safety Plan. Jen seconded the motion. Plan approved, 8 yea/0 no/2 absent.

Principal Updates

Sing-out and spelling bee coming up.

SSC members had no concerns to address.

Public Input