November 2018 Minutes

School Site Council Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2018      3-4:00 p.m.                 Library

Attendees

Dr. Dowd, Kaitlyn Diebel, Kelly Jensen, Sarah Waters, Victoria Devincenzi, Shakeya St. Julian Garcia

Note Taker: Victoria Devincenzi

Minutes for October

Approved unanimously.   Dr. Dowd made the motion to approve, Sarah seconded.

Old Business

  • SPSA: due asap
    • review of SPSA, up for SSC approval,
    • MDUSD Board of Education approval follows
  • Review of Annual Evaluation Goals Outcomes from 2017-2018
    • Evaluation Goal #1: Students will be prepared for 21st century citizenship through active engagement in deep and meaningful STEAM and language arts learning experiences.
    • Evaluation Goal #2: All students feel safe, comfortable, and supported at Walnut Acres while parents feel welcome and informed.
    • Evaluation Goal #3: Enhance personalized learning for each student through data-driven instruction.
  • Page 30: Change of date for approval vote from 10/04 to 11/01

New Business

  • NEW SPSA Goals 2018-2019
    • Evaluation Goal #1: Students will be prepared for 21st century citizenship through active engagement in deep and meaningful STEAM and language arts learning experiences.
      • Increase ELA CAASPP distance from level 3 at 2528.3 to 2536 mean scaled score points
      • Increase Math CAASPP distance from level 3 at 22521.1 to 2526 mean scaled score points
      • Increase the percentage of students performing the Tier 1 level on iReady #2 Diagnostic ELA Assessment from 70%-76%
      • Increase the percentage of students performing the Tier 1 level on iReady #2 Diagnostic Math Assessment from 64%-69%
  •  Evaluation Goal #2: All students feel safe, comfortable, and supported at Walnut Acres while parents feel welcome and informed.
    • Maintain suspension rate at .002%
    • Decrease chronic absenteeism from 3.4% to 3.3%
    • 84% of the parents on the 2017 California Healthy Kids Survey agree with the statement, “Bullying and harassment are not a problem or are a small problem at Walnut Acres.”
  • Evaluation Goal #3: Enhance personalized learning for each student through data-driven instruction.
    • Increase CAASPP ELA distance of English Language Learners from 2513.5 mean scaled points to 2520 mean scaled points.
    • Increase CAASPP Math distance of English Language Learners from 2496.2 mean scaled points to 2500 mean scaled points.
    • Increase CAASPP ELA distance of low income learners from 2481.6 mean scaled points to 2490 mean scaled points.
    • Increase CAASPP Math distance of low income learners from 2455.6 mean scaled points to 2460 mean scaled points.
    • Increase CAASPP ELA distance of SDC special education students from 2432.9 mean scaled points to 2440 mean scaled points.
    • Increase CAASPP Math  distance of SDC special education students from  2455.6 mean scaled points to 2460 mean scaled points.
    • Increase from 21.4% to 25% the number of students redesignated as English proficient.
    • Decrease the percentage of students performing at the Tier III level on the ELA iReady #2 Diagnostic Assessment from 3% to 2% .
    • Maintain the percentage of students performing at the Tier III level on the Math iReady #2 Diagnostic Assessment at  2%.
  • Motion to approve SPSA by Kaitlyn Diebel, seconded by Sarah Waters

Principal Update

  • Meeting with the Gardening Committee
    • Dr. Dowd is working with Maintenance and Operations to get water  sourced to garden
  • Initiative to earn California Green School designation
    • Due November 27th
  • Walnut Acres is a voting site during November 6th elections
  • Walnut Acres field condition
  • No SSC meeting in December
  • Next SSC meeting January 10, 2019

Public Input

Meeting adjourned at 4:11 p.m.