SBDM

Site Based Decision Making Council
Todd Harp   Chairperson
Terri Whitaker   Secretary
  Teacher Representatives  
  Ashley Hunt
Emily Philpot
Katelyn Smith
Mara Gant
 
     
     
  Parent Representatives  
Lindsey Florence  

Mary Beth Midden

 

 

Minutes - Feb. Meeting

Southside Elementary School

Site-Based Decision Making Council

Meeting Minutes

March. 18, 2019

 

Southside Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision- Making Council met in a called session on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, beginning at 3:30 P.M. in the library. The council’s regular meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of each month; the meeting was moved by one day due to Presidents’ Day on Monday.  Principal/ chairperson Todd Harp called the meeting to order at 3:30 P.M..  Council members in attendance were: Lindsey Florence, Emily Philpot, Mara Gant, Ashley Hunt, and Katelyn Smith. Also present was recording secretary Terri Whitaker. There were no adult guests.

 

Council members looked over the agenda for the meeting, reaching consensus to approve it as written.  Ms. Philpot moved to approve, with a second heard from Ms. Gant.

 

The council reviewed meeting minutes from the December 17, 2018 regular session, reaching consensus to approve them as written. Ms. Gant made the move to approve, with a second from Ms. Florence. The council did not meet during January.   

 

Financial Report: Mr. Harp reminded council members that the in-house budget report is available, on request, at any time; it is held in the school office.

 

Fundraiser Request:  Southside’s PTO just completed a Valentine’s Day dessert auction, which netted about $430.  Pleased with that result, the PTO requests permission to hold a similar auction just before Mother’s Day.  Baked goods would again be offered, as well as floral arrangements. The council reached consensus to approve the fundraiser request, and the original document was signed by all members present.  Move to approve was made by Ms. Gant, with a second heard from Ms. Philpot. 

 

Personnel Update:  Ms. Ella Fryman has been hired as an instructional assistant in special education.  She had previously worked as Southside’s lunchroom monitor, so now a vacancy exists in that position. The job has been posted.  Interviews may begin as soon as this Friday.

 

Adjournment:  Hearing no further business, Mr. Harp entertained a motion for adjournment.  A move was made by Ms. Smith, with a second heard from Ms. Gant.  The council reached consensus to adjourn at 3:35 P.M..

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Terri Whitaker

Recording Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southside Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision- Making Council met in regular session on Monday, March 18, 2019, beginning at 3:30 P.M. in the library.  Principal/ chairperson Todd Harp called the meeting to order at 3:30 P.M..  Council members in attendance were: Lindsey Florence, Mara Gant, Emily Philpot, Kate Smith, Maribeth Midden, and Ashley Hunt.  The council welcomed guests: teachers Lou Ann Boyers, DeAnna Murdock, and Tammy Free.  Also present was recording secretary Terri Whitaker. 

 

Council members looked over the agenda for the meeting, reaching consensus to approve it as written.  Ms. Gant moved to approve, with a second heard from Ms. Florence.

 

The council reviewed meeting minutes from the February 19, 2019 called session, reaching consensus to approve them as written. Ms. Smith made the move to approve, with a second from Ms. Philpot.    

 

Financial Report: Mr. Harp reminded council members that the in-house budget report is available, on request, at any time; it is held in the school office.

 

Initial Review of  Staffing Allocation:  Mr. Harp shared information that will figure into the staffing allocation for school year 2019-2020.  He began by noting that Southside “has a history of being frugal with money”.  As of now, funding will continue for 3 management positions (principal, counselor, librarian).  Every faculty member has tenure.  Based on enrollment, Southside will lose no certified positions: however, Mr. Harp is still being told that the technology teacher must return to a classroom.  He is looking into options.  He noted that some grades are “heavy”- more than 30 students per class.   

Southside is to lose funding for a regular ed classified position, but Malia Bell has indicated that she will not return next year, so the remaining positions should not be in jeopardy. 

Currently, the front office is funded for two full-time positions.  Next year one will be funded.  Mr. Harp is looking for funding to keep both. 

The council discussed ideas and concerns for staffing in the upcoming school year.  No decisions were asked or expected.  At the close of the discussion, Mr. Harp stated that he will bring staffing recommendations to the council’s regular meeting in April.     

 

Personnel Update: The cafeteria monitor position is still unfilled. Mr. Harp may conduct interviews on Wednesday after school.  Council members are welcome to participate if schedules allow. 

 

Mr. Harp met recently with Central Office budget personnel, and was told that Southside has about $550 in PD funds that can be used by the end of this school year (6/30). Project Lead the Way has already been covered.  Emily Philpot and Mary Heimlich will attend the upcoming trainings in Indianapolis, after which they will qualify to train other teachers.

 

Adjournment:  Hearing no further business, Mr. Harp entertained a motion for adjournment.  A move was made by Ms. Midden, with a second heard from Ms. Philpot.  The council reached consensus to adjourn at 4:09 P.M..

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Terri Whitaker

Recording Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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