Community Council Meeting Minutes
Location: Burch Creek Elementary School Conference Room
Date: Thursday, 10/26/2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Attendance: Katie Amsden, Alyssa Adams, Marissa Meadows, Chantel Eggett, Stephanie Scheffler
Welcome (Katie Amsden) and review of minutes (Marissa Meadows)
Budget and Review of Trustlands
- $5,798 has been spent so far this year mostly on salaries
- Academic Vocab materials, 3 Slates and Chromebook carts have been ordered but the money hasn’t been taken out of the account.
- Chocolate fundraiser earned $34,000 which half of that comes back to the school. $17,000 will be spent on field trips, Slates, and 2 keyless entries
School Data Review
- Our focus this school year is on reading.
- 95% Reading Intervention has been really successful so far. It is a 15 day cycle that focuses on skills that small groups of students need to improve their reading.
- Monthly reading challenges encourages children to read at home
- Progress Monitoring for the Acadience reading is on a schedule. Students reading below or well below grade level are being monitored every 10 days. Students reading on or above level will be monitored once a month.
- Stephanie Sheffler asked about Imagine Learning- Katie explained that the legislature gave the school district money for reading software and the district has allow the schools to choose the program that worked best for them, Burch Creek has chosen to purchase Lexia
Title 1 Plan updates
- The Title 1 Plan has been submitted
- At the end of last year 290 students were not reading on level and the RISE scores are not where they need to be.
- ESL and SPED students' test scores are most at risk putting us into school improvement. We are making changes to improve and are already seeing progress.
Other Items of business
- A question was asked about our Title 1 status. We have qualified for Title 1 this year and we will receive Title 1 money. However, there are schools that have the same number of free and reduced lunch data as us and they did not qualify for Title 1 status so we are close to the bottom of the list.
- The Family Resource Center wasn’t being utilized enough to justify keeping it open. The Title 1 money that was being used to keep it open has been used to hire a teacher to reduce class sizes instead.
Alyssa Adams motioned to close and Stephanie Scheffler seconded the motion.