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Little Snake River Valley School Advisory Board Minutes
***DRAFT until Board approved*** Minutes compiled by Tami Echard
LSRVS Advisory Board
Board Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2014
The meeting was called to order by Todd Skalberg. Those in attendance were Todd Skalberg, Jack Corson, Tami Davis, Joel Thomas, Fletcher Turcato, Kim Bair, Susan Leanhardt,Matt Feldmann, Cindy Cobb, Jamie Litvinoff, Danielle McKee, Tomi Sue Wille, Floydene Orchard, and Dorryl Herold.
Jack moved to approve the minutes from the last meeting in January and Tami seconded. Motion passed.
Principal's report: done with PAWS-Math seemed amped up this year, elementary schedule rough draft-we have 10% of our kids moving either up or down in Math and Reading and teacher's can teach to strengths, Middle school alignment will be next,there has been discussion of starting school 5 minutes earlier so that instruction can begin promptly at 8:00am; Craig Conrad was here again and was awesome; Mrs. Litvinoff will move up to fifth grade and Mrs. Wille will move down to fourth grade leaving the second grade position open (have offered 7 interviews and 5 have accepted-Mr. Thomas will also be going to a job fair in the next weeks); Jake Rich will be the new head high school basketball coach and is looking for a JV coach; 95.5% attendance in three quarters which is up 2% from last year (kids in seats 446 more days) Jack commended Mr. Thomas
Board Report: Matt Feldmann- not impressed with curriculum (it's a work in progress)
Superintendent's report: Fletcher Turcato- it's been a busy year trying to stabilize the district and has taken a lot of his time but he would like to be here every 2/3 weeks; the website has been changed to focus on all the schools in the district not just Rawlins;plan to redo all labs and solidify infrastructure; there will begin a laser like focus on curriculum; Central Office has been restructured; Joel Thomas got a fantastic evaluation (principal's will be expected to do more walk throughs);Carbon One Up;food service and transportation needs work district wide;hired HR director;120 tablets will be coming (3-5 each will have,K-2 check out) and a few classes in MS/HS; Ari is amazing; up to 30 megs, will be able to do more stuff at one time; with the new math textbooks there is a lot of neat digital materials;state has given 1% ECA and we need at least 2% to give teacher raises-no help from legislature (could be lawsuit in the future)
Technology report: 3rd grade is getting Ipads(Devon) in the next week (will need board policy for damages)
Open Discussion: during parent/teacher conferences there will be voting for the calendar
Matt moved to adjourn the meeting and go into executive session and Jack seconded. Motion passed.