Board Agenda

Fenton Charter Public Schools

Meeting of the Board of Directors 

AGENDA

 

 

 

CLIMBING NEW HEIGHTS TOGETHER

 

                                           FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

The mission of the Fenton Charter Public Schools is to offer a high quality innovative education to all students in a safe, secure, nurturing environment where students, parents and staff become a community of learners achieving collaborative and successful outcomes.

 

FCPS: 8928 B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 962-3630

FACS: 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (818) 896-7482

SMBCCS: 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 469-0971

FPC: 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 485-5900

STEM and FCLA: 8926 Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 962-3636

 

REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

            January 25, 2018 4:30 P.M.

              Fenton Charter Public Schools

             8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

 

AGENDA

 

lnstructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools ("Charter Schools" ) welcome your  participation  at  the Charter  Schools'  Board  meetings. The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of  Directors  ("Board")  ito  conduct  the  affairs  of  the  Charter  Schools  in public. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our Charter Schools. To assist you in the case of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:

 

1. Agendas are available to all audience members at the door to the meeting.

 

2. ·'Request to Speak" forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak on any agenda items or under  the genera l category of '·Presentation s from the Public." "Presentations from the Public" is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not specifically on the agenda. However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only listen to your issue. not respond or take action. These presentations are limited  to three (3) minutes and total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern or you may be offered the option of returning with a citizen-requested item.

 

3. You may also complete a '·Request to Speak" form to address the Board on Agenda items. With regard to such agenda items, you may specify that agenda item on your "Request to Speak" form and you will be given an opportunity to speak for up to five (5) minutes when the Board discusses that item. The total time allocated  to agenda items will not exceed thirty (30) minutes per item.

 

4. When addressing the Board. speakers are requested to state their name and address from the podium and adhere to

the time limits set forth.

 

5. Any public records relating to an agenda item for an open session of the Board which are distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the Board members shall be available for public inspection at 8928 B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, California.

 

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

A. Call to Order - Chairperson of the Board - Joe Lucente

 

B. Roll Call- Secretary of the Board-Angie Castellana Ferri, Cecilia Quijano

 

C. Flag Salute - Chair Lucente

 

D. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda - Chair Lucente

 

E. Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting- Chair Lucente

 

Minutes of the December 12, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be presented for approval.

 

It is recommended that the Board approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public - Chair Lucente

 

Any persons present desiring to address the Board of Directors on any proper matter.

 

Agenda items: No individual presentation shall be for more than five (5) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes per agenda item.

 

Non-agenda items: No individual presentation shall be for more than three (3) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.

 

Ordinarily, Board members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to staff following a presentation.

 

B. Committee/Council Reports

 

1. Finance Committee - Sarah Ananta, Maria Patron (FPC); Holly Putman, Robert Zuniga (SMBCCS): Toni Frear (FCLA); Kelley Christenson (STEM)

Budget, Facilities and Safety Council- Tony Pena, Martin Penner (FACS)

 

2. Instruction Committee - Mara Shinn Smith, Nitima Agnus (FPC); Gaby Arroyo, Jennifer Nishimoto (SMBCCS): Veronica Palazzola (FCLA); Angie Castellana Ferri (STEM)

Curriculum and Assessment Council- Christopher Torres (FACS)

 

3. Personnel Committee - Nina Arguera. Coco Salazar (FPC); Walter  Gomez, Robin Rodriguez (SMBCCS); Nicole Langlois (FCLA); Jennifer Pimentel (STEM) Human Resource and Personnel Council-Rolando Gutierrez (FACS)

 

4. Parent/Community Advocacy - Krystal Hernandez, Abigail Lopez-Dee (FPC); Ariana Gomez, Bunny Wolfer (SMBCCS): Cecilia Quijano (FCLA); Crisinda Ismail (STEM)

School-Community   Relations Council  - Elizabeth Jimenez. Cheryl Perkins (FACS)

 

a. School Site Council

b. English Learner Advisory Committee

 

C. Treasurer/CFO's Report: Cindy Frantz, Client Manager and Assistant to Kristin Dietz, Vice President, EdTec - FCPS Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

 

The Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer will present the FCPS financial statements cash flow position, and any variations in revenues and expenditures from the approved 2017-2018 budgets, and November 2017 Financials for all sites.

 

D. Directors' Reports

 

1. Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS)-Mrs. Stacy Hutter

 

2. Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) - Dr. David Riddick

 

3. Fenton Primary Center (FPC) -Mr. Richard Parra

 

4. Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) - Mrs. Jennifer Miller

 

5. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA) -Mr. Cary Rabinowitz

 

F. Executive Director's Report: Irene Sumida

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved/enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below. Unless specifically requested by a Board member for further discussion or removed  from the agenda, there will be no discussion of these items prior to the Board's vote on them. The Executive Director recommends approval of all consent agenda items.

 

A. Recommendation to receive and file 2016-2017 School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

B. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 Instructional Calendar

 

It is recommended that the Board approve the Consent Agenda.

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to approve the purchase of a marquee to be constructed at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.A.

B. Recommendation to approve use of one-time unrestricted funds at each school site to support the implementation of California's academic standards

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IVE.

 

C. Recommendation   to  approve letter confirming compliance with 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for Fenton schools located on non-LAUSD sites

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV C.

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

A. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

VI. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente will make the following announcement:

 

'The Board of Directors will now be moving into closed session to discuss matters described in Section VI. Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Sections 54956.8 (real property) and 54957 (personnel)."

 

Convene to closed session

 

A. REAL PROPERTY: (Government Code 54956.8)

PROPERTY - Purchase of Property to Expand Fenton Primary Center

 

B. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT - Instructional Coaches

 

C. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT -Assignment of Administrators for 2018- 2019

 

D. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Applications for Administrative Positions for 2018- 2019

VII. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION - ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

Reconvene to open session

 

Chair Lucente will announce any action taken in Closed Session.

 

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

IX. ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at _

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, March I, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 89288 Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting of the FCPS Board of Directors, please contact the main office of either Fenton Avenue Charter School or the Fenton Primary Center at (818) 896-7482. Notification of 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable FCPS to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodations and accessibility to this meeting. Upon request, FCPS shall also make available this agenda and all other public records associated with this meeting in appropriate alternative formats for persons with disabilities.

Item I.E.1.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

December 12, 2017

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038.  This meeting was rescheduled  from the original date of December 7, 2017 due to emergency closure of the four San Fernando Valley Fenton schools.

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

A. Call to Order - Chairperson of the Board - Joe Lucente

 

The Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 4:34 p.m. by Chair Lucente.

 

B. Roll Call - Secretaries of the Board- Teresa Elvira, Robin Rodriguez, Megan Stevenson

 

Board Members Present

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Daniel Laughlin,  Parent  Representative Joe Lucente, Community Representative Gabriela Montoya, Parent Representative Walter Wallace, Community Representative

 

Board Members Not Present

Gary Borden, Community Representative

 

C. Flag Salute - Chair Lucente

 

Chair Lucente led the Board and the public in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

D. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda - Chair Lucente

 

The Executive Director requested  the addition of Action Item IV.G., "Recommendation to approve and submit Request for Allowance of Attendance Because of Emergency Conditions to the California Department of Education".

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting - Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg SECONDED by Gabriela Montoya and CARRIED by a vote of6 (YES) and O (NO), the minutes of the October 19, 2017 Regular Meeting were approved.

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

A. Presentations from the Public - Chair Lucente There were no presentations from the public.

B. Committee/Council Reports

 

Minutes of all meetings held by any committee and/or council were sent to the Board Members prior to this meeting.

 

There were no further reports by committees/councils.

 

C. Treasurer/CFO's Report

 

Executive Director, Irene Sumida, reported for Kristin Dietz, FCPS Treasurer and CFO, and presented monthly profit and loss statements, revenue, expenditures, year-to-date projections, and First Interim Reports for the Fenton Charter Public Schools. The following information/reports were presented:

 

¥ Forecast net income for the organization was $1,441,999

¥ This forecast reflects a decrease of $270,000 from the previous forecast with the change related to the following:

Final OPEB adjustment per prior year liability: negative $120,000 SB 740 calculation adjustment: negative $151,000 (primarily at FPC)

Special   Education   contracted   and  legal  services at  FACS: negative

$52,000

Repairs and maintenance at SMBCCS: -$54,000

Prior year revenue for lottery and SMAA of $78,000 helped to offset additional expenses above

¥ Balance sheet remains strong with cash balances at 9/30/17 of $11,851,866, an increase of $182,000 compared to year-end

¥ First Interim Reports for each of the five Fenton campuses

 

D. Directors' Reports

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS)-Stacy Carroll Hutter, Director, reported.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) - Dr. David Riddick, Director, reported.

Fenton Primary Center (FPC) - Richard Parra, Director, reported. Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) - Jennifer Miller, Director, reported.

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA)-Cary Rabinowitz, Director, reported.

 

E. Executive Director's Report

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools (FCPS) - Irene Sumida, Executive Director, reported.

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

A. Recommendation to approve move of Elementary School Counselor ·from FCLA and STEM to SMBCCS

B. Recommendation to approve continued membership in the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg. SECONDED by Daniel  Laughlin  and CARRIED  by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO). the recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda was approved.

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to receive and file the June 30, 2017 consolidated audit report for the Fenton Charter Public Schools

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by  Gabriela  Montoya  and CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to receive and file the June 30, 2017 consolidated audit report for the Fenton Charter Public Schools was approved.

 

B. Recommendation to approve LAUSD Certification of Board Compliance Review

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Gabriela Montoya  and CARRIED  by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to approve LAUSD Certification of Board Compliance Review was approved.

 

C. Recommendation to receive and file revised 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 fiscal year FASB ASC 715 Actuarial Valuation Reports for the Fenton Charter Public Schools post-employment healthcare benefit program

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to receive and file the revised 2015- 2016 and 2016-2017 fiscal year FASB ASC 715 Actuarial Valuation Reports for the Fenton Charter Public Schools post-employment healthcare benefit program was approved.

 

D. Recommendation to approve opening of investment account for Fenton Charter Public Schools at Cathay Wealth Management

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel  Laughlin  and CARRIED  by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to approve the opening of investment account for Fenton Charter Public Schools at Cathay Wealth Management was approved.

 

E. Recommendation to approve tree trimming at Fenton Avenue Charter School

 

On MOTION of Diane  Abeyta, SECONDED  by Gabriela  Montoya and CARRIED  by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to approve the tree trimming at Fenton Avenue Charter School was approved.

 

F. Recommendation to approve Proposition 39 (California Clean Energy Jobs Act) Manager Services fees

On MOTION of Walter  Wallace,  SECONDED  by  Gabriela  Montoya  and  CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the recommendation to approve the Proposition 39 (California Clean Energy Jobs Act) Manager Services fees was approved.

 

G. Recommendation to approve and submit "Request for Allowance of Attendance Because of Emergency Conditions" to the California Department of Education

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg,  SECONDED  by  Daniel  Laughlin  and  CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO),  the  recommendation to approve  and  submit  "Request for Allowance of Attendance Because of Emergency Conditions" to the California Department of Education to obtain approval of attendance and instructional time  credit during the closure of FACS and FPC (December 5 - December 8; 4 days), and FCLA and STEM (December 6 - December 8; 3 days) due to the Creek Fire was approved.

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

A. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

John Coury, First Vice President and Financial Advisor at Cathay Wealth Management, presented an update on the activities of the investment account to date.

 

B. E-Rate Executive Summary

 

These were information items only and no action was taken.

 

VI. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente made the following announcement:

 

'The Board of Directors will now be moving into closed session to discuss matters described in Section VI. Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Section 54957 - Personnel Matters."

 

The Board convened to Closed Session at 5:47 p.m.

 

A. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Instructional Coaches' Job Description

 

B. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT- Selection of New Administrators and Placement of Current Administrators

 

C. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Evaluation Process for Administrators

VII. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

The Board reconvened to Open Session at 6:26 p.m.

Chair Lucente announced that action had been taken on the following items by the Board of Directors in Closed Session:

 

A. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Instructional Coaches' Job Description, Job Application and Timeline for Selection

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the Board approved the job description and job application for the two positions of instructional Coach along with the following actions:

 

1) The Executive Director is to distribute the job application via email to all staff on December 13, 2017. Completed applications are to be submitted to the Executive Director by January 12, 2018, and interviews will be scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018, and conducted by the following members of the Ad Hoc Planning and Implementation Committee:

 

¥ Board Members Daniel Laughlin and Joe Lucente

¥ Faculty Representatives Barbara Ausherman (FACS), Walter Gomez (SMBCCS), Meaghan Berry (FPC), Cecilia Quijano (FCLA/STEM)

¥ Executive Director Irene Sumida and newly appointed Chief Academic Officer David Riddick

2) The Executive Director will request approval of the two candidates recommended for the Instructional Coaches' positions by the Ad Hoc Instructional Coaches Interview Committee at the January 25, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

B. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Selection and Placement of Current and New Administrators

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED  by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the Board approved the following actions:

 

Placement of Current Administrators:

 

1) When openings occur for a Director level position, the Executive Director will solicit suggestions from staff and conduct a survey of current administrators with the understanding that only current administrators will be considered for placement as a Fenton Director. The Executive Director will bring a recommendation for placements to the Board of Directors for approval.

 

2) All current administrators will be surveyed yearly to assist with the movement of administrators to a lateral or higher position that may become necessary  as determined by the Executive Director. The Executive Director will explain the need for movement to the Board of Directors and request approval.

 

3) There will be no interviews of current administrators to fill any openings as  all current administrators with positive annual evaluations are qualified to hold an administrative assignment at any Fenton school.

4) At the January 25, 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors, recommended placements for all current administrative staff will be brought to the Board for discussion and approval. The Board will finalize all administrative assignments for 2018-2019 at that time.

 

Selection of New Administrators:

 

1) The Board approved an application form to be used to identify interested and qualified internal candidates for administrative positions with the understanding that all new, inexperienced administrators will begin as Administrative Coordinators.

 

The form will be used when additional administrators are needed and to ensure that Fenton staff members are offered the opportunity to apply for a Fenton administrative position prior to the Board seeking any outside applicants.

 

As additional administrators will be needed for the 2018-2019 school year, the Executive Director will send the new administrator application form via email to all staff on December 13, 2017 with a return date of January 12, 2018.

 

2) The members of the Ad Hoc Planning and Implementation Committee (Faculty and Classified Representatives) who are not participating in the Instructional Coaches interview process will review all applications on January 20, 2018 to ensure qualifications and experience requirements are met.

 

The Board will receive and review applications at the January 25, 2018 meeting and approve the Ad Hoc New Administrator Interview Committee consisting of Faculty and Classified Representatives, at least one administrator from each site, selected Board representatives, the ED and CAO. All administrators are employed by the Fenton Charter Public Schools, and must be able to move to any location as needed. Interviews will therefore be conducted by representatives of the organization (each school site and the FCPS office).

 

3) Interviews for new administrative positions are to be conducted on February 10, 2018. The Executive Director will place candidates selected by the Ad Hoc New Administrator Interview Committee at specific school sites for the 2018-2019 school year. Each will serve as an Administrative Coordinator. The Executive Director will present the recommendation for placements to the Board of Directors for final approval at the March 1, 2018 meeting.

 

4) If administrative openings should still exist after in-house candidates have been interviewed and placements made by the Board on March 1, 2018, the Executive Director will seek outside candidates via EdJoin or other professional job listings unless there are qualified in-house candidates that are recommended to the Board of Directors by the Executive Director. The Ad Hoc Planning and Implementation Committee will meet to discuss and specify next steps if this should occur.

 

C. PERSONNEL: (Government Code 54957)

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Evaluation Process for Administrators

 

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 6 (YES) and O (NO), the Board approved the revision of the evaluation process for administrators as follows: the items corresponding  to  each  administrator's job description will be removed, but comments related to the fulfillment of responsibilities will remain. The section describing the characteristics of leadership will remain as in previous years. This section will comprise the final score, along with a summary of all comments. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the Chief Academic Officer will add additional comments based on site observations and achievement results.

 

The Ad Hoc Planning and Implementation Committee is asked to continue to refine and improve the administrators' evaluation process to ensure a more inclusive mechanism. Some suggestions received from the Committee, which the Board supports for future discussion:

 

¥ In addition to staff input, have Assistant Directors and Administrative Coordinators evaluated by the Director of the school

¥ Survey parents and students

¥ Have Faculty and Classified Representatives complete the evaluations based on input from their constituents

 

The Board requests that the Committee work on this task after the matters already scheduled on the Committee's calendar for this school year have been completed. The review may begin this school year or next, but should be accomplished to ensure an improved process moving forward.

 

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

IX. ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 p.m.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Elvira Secretary of the Board

 

Robin Rodriguez Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

Megan Stevenson Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

II. C.

 

Committee and Council Reports

Item 11.C.1.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved  Minutes of the

Finance and Safety Committee

January 09, 2018

 

A meeting of the Finance and Safety Committee was held on Tuesday. January 9, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. in the library of Fenton Primary Center at, 11351 Dronfield Ave. Pacoima, CA 91331.

 

Call to Order: Roll Call:

Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs Brianna Ellis, Co-Secretary

Members Present: Mia Martinez, Sarah Ananta, Maria Patron, Brianna Ellis, Rosa Benkovic, Richard Parra, Barbara Aragon, Michelle Holloway. Erika Quinonez. Max Schafer. Lorena Reyes, Joe Lucente, and Irene Sumida.

 

Members Excused: Salvador Morales, Santos Valenzuela, and Annie Yi Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Maria Patron and Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs There was no addition to the agenda.

Approval of Minutes: Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Approval of Minutes from the November 2, 2017 Finance and Safety Committee Richard Para motioned to approve the minutes from the November 2, 2017 meeting.

Barbara Aragon seconded. The minutes were approved by the committee.

 

Presentations from the Public: Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Finance and Safety Committee on any proper matter.

 

No persons had the desire to address the Finance Committee.

 

Old Business:

 

Item #3 No Old Business New Business:

Item #4 Enrollment Drop and Impact on Budget, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item #5

Mr. Parra updated the committee about the newest enrollment numbers of students at Fenton Primary Center. Currently, we have 760 students enrolled at FPC. At the start of the school year, we had 800 students enrolled. This drop in enrollment can be attributed to a variety ofreasons; including, the change from 3 TK classes to 2, having 10 Kindergarten classes transition to 11 first grade classes, and the impact the weather/fires have had on Hope Gardens and other students. This drop in students has impacted our budget.

 

Budget Update and Changes to Budget, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Approve)

 

Mr. Parra recommended a few changes to the budget due to the change in enrollment and change in revenue. These changes are listed below:

1. Reduce 4100 Approved Textbooks to $25,000 (We will not purchase Social Studies materials to Pilot in the Spring)

2. Reduce 4400 Noncapitalized Equipment to $20,000 (We will not upgrade surveillance cameras this year)

3. Reduce 5200 to $5,000 (We will not be participating in CCSA or Illuminate Conferences)

4. Reduce 5615 Repairs and Maintenance to $60,000 (We replaced the Artificial Turf and any other projects will be placed on hold, no emergencies needed so far)

5. Reduce 5808 After School Cost to $25,000 (With both grants, 21st  Century and ASES, we shouldn't pay more than $25,000)

6. Reduce 5864 Professional Development to $30,000 (We will be reducing PD costs the second half of the year)

7. Reduce 5869 Special Education Contractors to $41,000 (We are going to pay contractors with the newly received Option 3 Grant. We are submitting documentation for the winter award of $24,000 which will help reduce the amount we pay)

8. Reduce 5877 to $10,000 (We are paying all field trips with Student Body Funds as we have had successful fundraising)

 

 

 

 

Item#6

Michelle Holloway motioned to approve the changes to the budget. Barbara Aragon seconded. The changes were approved by the committee.

 

FPC Loan and Property Acquisition,Joe Lucente, FCPS Chairperson of the Board (Approve)

 

Mr. Lucente explained and clarified that FPC does not have a loan but rather pays a lease for the facility. The school receives funding from SB740 to help with paying a lease. The loan is part of an LLC created for FCPS. The loan expires in 2020 and at that time a new loan will be created for the LLC. FPC will continue to pay a similar lease. The benefit of the loan expiring is that the new loan can include enough funding to help renovate an additional property. With that said, FCPS is interested in pursuing the purchase of the property next door. A purchase will take 6 to 12 months and will be completed around the time the loan expires.

At this time this is the best option for FPC to expand the playground and add additional space to the current campus.

The recommendation was made to make this as a motion to approve. The motion to approve was "FPC Finance and Safety Committee recommends the FCPS Board to purchase property to expand our current facility".

 

Richard Parra motioned to approve the recommendation.

Barbara Aragon seconded. The motion was approved by the committee.

 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION by Barbara Aragon, SECONDED by Maria Patron and CARRIED, the Finance and

Safety Committee meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m. Respectfully Submitted by Brianna Ellis and Annie Yi, Co-Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Finance Committee January 18, 2018

A meeting of the FCLA Finance Committee was held on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 7:34 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Cary Rabinowitz - Chairperson Designee

 

The Finance Committee meeting was called to order at 7:34 am by Chairperson Designee, Cary Rabinowitz.

 

Roll Call: Jennifer Hines - Secretary

 

Finance Committee Members Present: Brennan Mack. Jennifer Hines, and Cary Rabinowitz

 

Excused Members: David Valle and Leonard Mata

 

Non-Committee Members: Stephanie Ellerbee, Lindsey Porter, Krista Casanova, and Cecilia Quijano, Romelia Lagunas

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Cary Rabinowitz - Chairperson Designee There were no additions/corrections to the agenda

Item #1 Minutes from the November 29, 2017 meeting of the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy Finance Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Brennan Mack, SECONDED by Jennifer Hines and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Mr. Rabinowitz - Chairperson Designee

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None New Business:

Item #3 Revision to Finance Committee Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

A revised committee roster was presented to the committee. Toni Frear, has moved to SMBCCS and is no longer on the FCLA Finance Committee. Romelia Lagunas has been moved from the Instructional Committee to the FCLA Finance Committee and Raquel Contreras was moved from the Finance Committee to the Instruction Committee.

 

On MOTION of Brennan Mack, SECONDED by Jennifer Hines and CARRIED, the revisions to the FCLA Finance Committee Roster were approved as submitted.

 

Item #4 Selection of Finance Committee Chairperson, Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Toni Frear was the former Chairperson of the Finance Committee, her move to SMBCCS has created a vacancy in the position. Cary Rabinowitz nominated Romelia Lagunas to the chairperson position. This was approved unanimously by the committee.

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Hines, SECONDED by Brennan Mack and CARRIED. the selection of Romelia Lagunas to the position of Chairperson has been approved.

 

Item #5 Review of Financials, Cary Rabinowitz. Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz presented an overview of the school's financial state. The school is performing slightly higher than forecasted based on additional ADA revenues received. Health and Welfare benefits were actualized this month also providing slightly more funding than forecasted. According to the current budget forecast, we are currently operating at a 2% operating income with a goal of 5%.

 

Item #6 Attendance Norms - Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the various steps that the school is taking to increase the school's average daily attendance. Each grade has been working on grade level procedures for informing parents about what is happening in the classroom and encouraging daily attendance. Additionally, each class is creating an additional incentive to be used in the classroom. Administration will also be visiting classes to pass out brag tags, contributing to a story on Class Dojo that will be sent out to parents, and will send a robocall to families of students who are attendance incentive winners.

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Hines, SECONDED by Brennan Mack and CARRIED the attendance norm were approved.

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements. Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Jennifer Hines, SECONDED by Brennan Mack, and CARRIED, the Finance Committee adjourned at 7:47 am.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Jennifer Hines

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School Finance Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018 7:15 a.m. - Auditorium

MINUTES

 

A meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was held on Friday, January 19t\ 2018 at 7:15 am in the auditorium of Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90038

Call to Order: Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

The Finance Committee was called to order at 7:16 am by Co-Chairs Holly Putnam and Robert Zuniga.

 

Roll Call: Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

Finance Committee members present: Dr. David Riddick, Sirui Thomassian, Holly Putnam, Robert Zuniga, Joycelyn O'Brien, A. J. Smith, Rocio Munoz, Jolea Helms, Katherine Lilly, Sandra Campos, Richard Castro, Emily Bacon, Gaby Moya, Gloria Munguia

 

Excused Members: Aaron Veals

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes: Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

 

Item #1 Approval of Minutes from the November 28, 2017 Finance Committee:

Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs Gloria, Rocio

 

On MOTION of Rocio Munoz, and SECONDED Gloria Munguia and CARRIED, the minutes of the November 28, 2017 Finance Committee meeting were approved as submitted.

 

 

Item #2

Old Business:

Presentations from the Public: Robert Zuniga and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

Any persons desiring to address the Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public

 

Item #3 Old Business.

 

 

There was no Old Business.

 

New Business: Item #4

 

 

Item #5

 

 

 

Item #6

 

 

 

Item #7

 

 

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Iriformational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick informed us of the recent government change in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of El Salvador, which currently is scheduled to end in September, 2019. He explained the many effects ofthis change upon the community surrounding SMBCCS; and how he addressed this issue, along with the DACA question, at our recent Coffee with the Principal meeting. Dr. Riddick and the administrative team discussed parent fears and concerns. Many families expressed their need to create emergency plans for their families should the need arise, and Dr. Riddick assured them of our support. Our Parent Center is currently a good resource for these families with any of their questions and concerns.

 

Enrollment at SMBCCS, David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Discussion Item)

 

Dr. Riddick informed the committee that our enrollment has declined since the beginning of the year. At this time last year, we had an enrollment of 966.

Recently, we added six new students to increase enrollment from 906 to 912. At this time, we are currently short of our enrollment limit as stated in our charter. The current budget will need to be adjusted accordingly, but at this time we are not in an emergency situation. There are no plans for staff reduction at this time. Upper grades are still at good enrollment levels, but we are mindful about next year's numbers, given the current political climate regarding our surrounding community.

 

Teacher Assistant Assignments, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick shared the results of our staff survey that demonstrated the differences between actual TA time in class per grade level, and the requested hours of our teachers. Ms. Casteneda is currently coordinating TA and teacher schedules in order to redistribute TA hours, with a specific number of teaching assistants and TA hours allotted to each grade level. Dr. Riddick is proposing that each of our 9 TAs be assigned to a consistent grade.

 

Facilities Update, Dr. David Riddick, Director (Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick shared that we will eliminate repair items due to budget considerations; specifically, the resurfacing of both the playground and parking lot. The front parking gate is nearly ready to be completed. It will be locked during school hours, and the manner of security entry is still being considered. A promotional marquee will be completed inside of the school by the front gate.

This will be the biggest facility expense for this year.

 

Item #8 Review of Financials, Dr. David Riddick, Director (Informational Item)

Dr. Riddick shared the budget. including our ADA and in seat attendance. SMBCCS still has the highest net income of all the Fenton schools. Our net loss is

about $26,000, despite the decline in enrollment, due to cuts made to the budget. Our relatively low TA cost has helped keep our overall budget strong despite the decline in enrollment.

 

Announcements: There were no announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting:

 

The next regular meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee will be announced at a later date. Adjournment:

On MOTION of Gloria Munguia and SECONDED by Rocio Munoz and CARRIED, the January 19th meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was adjourned at 8:02am.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM  Academy Unapproved Minutes of the Finance Committee

January 19, 2018

 

A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on January 19, 2018 at 7:37 a.m. in the Hands-on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Roll Call:

Kelley Christenson, Chairperson Dominica Yasuda, Secretary

Members Present: Dominica Yasuda, Jennifer Miller, Kelley Christenson

 

Excused Members: David Valle, Raquel Contreras, Ana Gutierrez, Paige Piper

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Crisinda Ismail, Alejandra Mufioz, Lauren Cappelli

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: none Approval of Minutes: Kelley Christenson- Chairperson

Item #1 Minutes from the November 28, 2017 meeting of the Fenton STEM Finance Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Dominica Yasuda, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED, the minutes from the November 28, 2017 meeting of the Finance Committee were approved.

 

Presentations from the Public: none

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Fenton STEM Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None New Business:

Item #3 Budget Update, Jennifer Miller, Fenton STEM Academy Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented the finance committee with a review of the monthly financials. She reviewed our budgeted expenditures and our spending trends. She pointed out the operating income figure and how it has increased from last month. The increase is due to a higher ADA and a recalculation of health benefits.

Currently, STEM is projected to end the year about $107,000 positive. This is

important as STEM continues to build its reserves. Mrs. Miller mentioned the Governor's Budget Workshop she attended this past Wednesday stated a very positive outlook for next year, but with the caution to continue to save for possible challenging future years. Mrs. Miller reminded the committee how much ADA affects our budget. As of now, we are averaging about 98.1% cumulative ADA for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Item #4

Attendance Norms, Jennifer Miller, Fenton STEM Academy Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

In addition to the many schoolwide and classroom incentives already in place, the STEM leadership team met over winter break to discuss ideas for additional incentives and to establish some schoolwide norms. One of the schoolwide norms is for every grade level to send a weekly message to parents through Class Dojo. It is best to send this message prior to Monday as it reminds parents of prior notification for any planned absences during the week. This also allows for parents to mention if their child is feeling ill. Grade levels have also begun to discuss possible grade level specific attendance incentives. Mrs. Miller will be placing a monthly robocall and Class Dojo school story to students with perfect attendance for the month and those that have earned the classroom banners. Mrs. Miller reminded teachers to speak with Rolando Gutierrez if teachers are requesting a letter to families who have excessive tardies and/or absences.

 

On MOTION of Dominica Yasuda, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED, the Attendance Norms were approved.

 

Announcements: None

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Dominica Yasuda, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and

CARRIED, the Finance Committee adjourned at 7:49 a.m.

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Dominica Yasuda

Item 11.C.2.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes oft/ze Curriculum and Assessment Council

 

December 14, 2017

 

A meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 7:15 a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street. Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

 

Call to Order: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:16 a.m. by Co-Chair Lilia Padilla Zuniga

 

Roll Call: Svetlana Jodele, Secretary

 

Members Excused: Lara Hovaguimian, Fong Chau Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs Presentations from the Public: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs

Item #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item #2

 

 

 

Old Business:

Minutes from the November 7, 2017 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Jacqueline Claudio, SECONDED by Otilia Lopez, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from November 7, 2017 were approved as submitted.

 

Any persons desiring to address the Curriculum and Assessment Council on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public

 

Item #3 After School Intervention, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Hutter informed the council about the new dates for the after school intervention program that had to be re-scheduled due to the recent Creek fire and school closure. The new dates for Session I are 1/15 -2/15/18. The dates for the Session 2 remain the same - 2/20 -  3/22/18. The intervention teachers need time to meet, test, and group the students, and prepare. There is on-line training available for the new intervention teachers. The Intervention teachers will be: Lilia Padilla Zuniga, Christopher Torres, Tiffany Walker, Elizabeth Jimenez, and Yadira Mendoza. Parents will be notified about the new Intervention dates.

 

 

Item #4 Gate Program, Jessi Tello, FACS Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Tello informed the council about the GATE program that will be focused on coding. There are 25 GATE students at this time. There will be two groups of students, and the program will be running twice a week from 1/17/18 till 2/01/18. Mr. Tello created profiles for the students and himself on the Code.erg website. The students will be able to monitor their progress and continue this activity in the classroom or at home. GATE students will also go on a field trip to the Glendale Community College Planetarium on 2/02/18 with a free bus ride from council woman Monica Rodriguez. Marya Asadurian confirmed the field trip. Mrs. Hutter added that she created a field trip slip and uploaded it into Illuminate that auto­ generates the names of the teachers and students.

 

New Business:

 

Item #5

 

 

 

Item #6

California School Dashboard, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Hutter informed the council about the Local Indicators for the California Dashboard Report (the Equity Report) that have been completed and submitted for Fenton Avenue Charter School and can be viewed on the Dashboard website. The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of schools and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement. The Dashboard is the new accountability system developed by the CDE. FACS outperformed LAUSD on the English.Leamer Progress State Indicator.

 

FCPS Report Card Committee, Stacy Carroll Hutter. FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Hutter informed the council that a Report Card Committee had been created at a Board meeting some time ago with the purpose of creating a uniform Report Card across all Fenton schools. The Report Cards from all the schools are already very similar. Standard-based Report Cards are needed not just for the parents, but for compliance pieces. Mr. Torres volunteered for the Committee a long time ago; however, he will be teaching Intervention. A volunteer was requested. Jennifer Nishimoto is already representing SMCCS and Angie Ferri is representing STEM. By December 15th, we need to know exactly who will be representing each school, so Mrs. Hutter asked that anyone interested in being on the Committee to please infom1 her.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment:

 

On the MOTION of Barbara Ausherman, SECONDED by Rebecca Williamson,

and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 7:55 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Instruction Committee

 

December 14, 2017

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM in the library of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

 

Call to Order: Mara Shinn Smith and Nitima Angus, Council Co-Chairs

 

Roll Call: Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith, Karen Knapp, Coco Salazar, Diana Lucas, Krystal Rodriguez, Maria Cardenas, Maritza Avila, Richard Parra, Barbara Aragon, Tiffany Crawford, Judy Lee, Jacqueline Penner

 

Members Excused: Lisa Ibarra, Michelle Holloway, Laurie Perez

 

Members Absent: Nina Arguera, Vanessa Samecki, Maria Reyes,

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Mara Shinn Smith and Nitima Angus, Council Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 2, 2017 meeting of the Instruction Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Judy Lee, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of November 2, 2017 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Mara Shinn Smith and Nitima Angus, Council Co-Chairs There were no presentations from the public.

Item #2

 

Old Business:

Any person(s) desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter. None

New Business:

 

Item #3 FCPS Report Card Committee, Richard Parra. Director (Information Item)

 

Mr. Parra explained that the leadership team met before the FCPS board meeting on Tuesday, December 121", and two items were up for discussion: an organization-wide report card and ADA attendance incentives/implementation/progress. It was suggested that all 5 schools should have, as much as possible, a universal report card format. A Report Card Sub-committee was formed at the leadership meeting. Miss Nishimoto and Mrs. Ferri are already representing their respective schools, and now the other 3 schools are being asked to select a representative as well; preferably a person who is a member of the Instruction committee/council. Coco Salazar will be the FPC representative on the Report Card Committee.

 

Item #4 Update on S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Lead Teachers (Informational Item)

 

Coco Salazar announced that the kindergarten S.M.A.R.T. goals are going very well and many students are successfully achieving the goals. New goals will be due January 11. 2018 and a new cycle for kindergarten

 

 

 

intervention and goals will begin during the week of Jan. 15, 2018. Kindergarten will also be creating a

S.M.A.R.T. goal bulletin board in their hallway.

 

Krystal Rodriguez and Judy Lee announced that first grade has also been successful in achieving their S.M.A.R.T. goals, which focused on high frequency words. First grade has also extended their timeline and a new cycle will begin during the week of Jan. 15, 2018.

 

Jackie Penner and Nitima Angus announced the success of the second grade S.M.A.R.T. goals, which focused on CVC words and silent le/ words. Due to school being closed for four days last week, the post-assessments are not ready to be given. Now, with three weeks off for winter break, students will need a couple more weeks of intervention and practice to achieve their S.M.A.R.T. goals, so second grade will be administering round 2 post­ assessments when school resumes in the new year. The third S.M.A.R.T. goals will be established shortly after the results of round 2 are discussed.

 

Item #5 Update on EDI Training, Barbara Aragon, Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Barbara Aragon conducted an EDI training on Monday, December 4, 2017 for FPC's new teachers, Claire Nichols and Erika Quinonez, and for Angel Garcia from FACS. The teachers also had the opportunity to observe Karen Knapp teach a full EDI lesson in her kindergarten classroom. Ms. Aragon expressed her appreciation to Karen Knapp for modeling such an exemplary EDI lesson.

 

Item #6 NWEA Winter Testing Dates, Mara Shinn Smith. Reading Intervention Specialist

(Informational Item)

 

Mara Shinn Smith reviewed the upcoming NWEA winter testing dates. The NWEA testing for kindergarten will begin Friday, January 19-26, 2018. The testing will be done, in both the Reading Lab and the Library. Second grade testing will begin January 29-February 15, 2018.

 

Item #7 Update on Academic Achievement Incentive, Michelle Holloway, Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Michelle Holloway has organized an incentive for those students who are the highest academic achievers in class. The two highest academic achievers from each class have been invited to attend the UCLA basketball game, through a program called Hoops for Youth. on Saturday, January 13. 2018. Currently, there are 14 students who are attending with chaperones. There is still a need of more chaperones, if any staff member is interested in attending, please contact Michelle Holloway.

 

Semester awards have occurred this week and Academic Achievement awards are part of the awards that were given. Parents were invited to attend these classroom award assemblies. 3 awards for Academic Achievement were given per classroom.

 

Item# 8 Kindergarten Conference for Teachers, Richard Parra, Director (Motion to Approve)

 

The kindergarten teachers will attend a conference in Pasadena after school on Friday February 9, 2018 and all day on Saturday, February I 0, 2018. Mr. Parra thought this was a great opportunity for the kindergarten teachers to attend; the dates are ideal because the cost is minimal (no substitutes needed, no hotels because it is local). Max Schafer will also have a booth at the conference in which he will reveal and promote his latest invention. Mr.

Parra wanted to thank the kindergarten teachers for committing their Friday evening and weekend to attend a conference designed to better their craft for the benefit of their students.

 

On MOTION of Coco Salazar, SECONDED by Diana Lucas, and CARRIED, the Kindergarten Conference was approved.

 

Item #9 Update on LACOE Foundational Skills Training PD, Mara Shinn Smith Council Co-Chair,

(Informational Item)

On November 7th, 8th and 16th, a group of staff members attended the LACOE Foundational Skills training: Coco Salazar, Karen Knapp, Krystal Rodriguez, Judy Lee, Wendy Kaufman, Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith and Jacqueline Penner. The presenters were fabulous and the materials presented were vitally important for our school because foundational skills are key in growing young readers. The two ladies who presented were so impressed by the professionalism and enthusiasm of our attendants that they requested and offered to come to our school and do a full-day training(s) for our entire staff! After we shared our PD dates, Ms. Della was available to come and do a presentation. The FPC professional development dates for LACOE Foundational Skills will be: a full day on February 16, 2018 from 8:30-2:30 and a shortened day on April 27, 2018 from 12:30- 3:30.

 

Announcements:

 

Mr. Parra announced that tomorrow will be our holiday breakfast and some of the members from the fire department that worked heroically to put out the Creek fire, will attend at 7:00 a.m.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

By MOTION of Judy Lee, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:52 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy Instruction Committee

January 16, 2018 MINUTES

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 7:28 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Call to Order: Angie Castellana Ferri, Chairperson

 

Roll Call: Shannon Bailey and Melissa Sopitkuankan, Secretaries

 

Members Present: Shannon Bailey, Angie Castellana Ferri, Melissa Sopitkuankan, Ashley Johnson, Jennifer Miller

 

Excused Members: Romelia Lagunas, Tommy Ramirez

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Jennifer Pimentel, Elisa Vallejo, Priscilla Gentry, Bianca Bell­ Reed, Cary Rabinowitz, Lindsey Western, Natascha Calnon, Kate Hetu, Nicole Langlois, Veronica Palazzola

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Angie Castellana Ferri, Chairperson

 

Mrs. Ferri stated there is a correction to the minutes from the November 30, 2017 meeting. The minutes stated that only 30 fifth grade students will be attending their upcoming field trip, when the number should be over 40. Mrs. Ferri will send out a revised version of the minutes.

 

Approval of Minutes: Angie Castellana Ferri, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 30, 2017 meeting of the Instruction Committee.

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Ashley Johnson, SECONDED by Shannon Bailey, and CARRIED, the minutes from the November 30, 2017 meeting of the Instruction Committee were approved.

Presentations from the Public: Angie Castellana Ferri, Chairperson

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter. Old Business: None

New Business:

 

Item #3 School Accountability Report Card (SARC),

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

 

 

On MOTION of Ashley Johnson, SECONDED by Melissa Sopitkuankan, and CARRIED, the School Accountability Report card (SARC) was approved.

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with information on the School Accountability Report Card (SARC). This tool is a state and federal requirement that allows parents and the community to view a report card of schools across the country. It provides general information about schools and districts. Parents and the community will be given access to a variety of data about our school. They will be able to see enrollment numbers and a breakdown of different demographics and subgroups of students. The website will also provide information on the various curriculums a school uses. The website will also show information on school condition and teacher qualifications. Lastly, parents and the community will be able to view CAASPP data. Some of this information is self-reported and other information is reported directly from CALPADS. Information will be updated on a yearly basis. All of this information will be presented to staff once it is approved at the January 25 board meeting.

Item #4 Reclassification for 2017-2018,

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Melissa Sopitkuankan, SECONDED by Ashley Johnson, and CARRIED,

Reclassification for 2017-2018 was approved.

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with information on how our English language learners will be reclassified during the 2017-2018 school year. This year is an interim year for EL reclassification due to the transition from the CELDT to the ELPAC. Currently schools have to look at four different areas of student data in order to reclassify: I. A standardized test for EL proficiency, 2. Teacher evaluation, 3.

Parent opinion, and 4. Student assessment on basic skills tests. Schools are being given the freedom to choose what assessment they will use to fulfill the information needed for area #I. Mrs. Miller said that Fenton STEM will be looking at our Winter MAP scores in Reading to determine if a student has demonstrated proficiency. Students will need to meet or exceed the 50'h percentile in order to be eligible for reclassification. These changes will only be effective during the 2017-2018 school year. Teachers will be provided the names of their students who are eligible for reclassification during the February 14th professional development day.

 

ltem#5 Schoolwide STEAM Challenge,

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Shannon Bailey, SECONDED by Ashley Johnson, and CARRIED, the Schoolwide STEAM Challenge was approved.

 

During the STEAM symposium, the leadership team viewed a presentation from a school that participated in school wide STEAM challenges. Lead teachers decided this would be a good way to better utilize our Hands-On-Lab and to get students more excited about STEM/STEAM. Our school will take on a simple challenge of building rockets. Each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in the same challenge. The school wide challenge will take place over the course of four to six weeks to allow all teachers to participate. Times will be assigned for each classroom to visit the hands­ on lab and to complete the challenge. Each challenge will include the same format and follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process. More information will be presented on this topic during our January 19th professional development day.

 

Item #6 January & February Professional Development,

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director Motion to Approve)

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On MOTION of Melissa Sopitkuankan, SECONDED by Ashley Johnson, and CARRIED, the January & February Professional Development was approved.

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the dates and topics that will be covered during the next three professional development days in January and February. During our January 19th minimum day, the leadership team will present information on what they saw during the STEAM Symposium they attended in December. During this professional development day staff will also discuss the upcoming all-school STEAM challenge that will be taking place in February and March. The minimum day on February 14th has been set aside for staff to attend an ELPAC training and EL Reclassification. Lastly, on February 16t\ teachers will attend an all-day professional development that will cover data analysis, presentations from grade levels and information on the CUBES math problem solving strategy.

 

Item #7 3-D Printer Access,

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller stated that during our January 19th professional development meeting staff will discuss ways that we can better utilize our 3D printer. One challenge that has presented itself so far is the design process is very challenging for students and requires a lot of adult assistance. Kelley Christenson has found a website called TinkerCad and it makes the design process less challenging. Ms. Christenson has also offered to provide teachers with training on how to use the 3D printer.

Announcements: Mrs. Miller announced the upcoming student recruitment events that will be occurring over the next several months.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Ashley Johnson, SECONDED by Melissa Sopitkuankan, and

CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 8:03 a.m.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy Instruction Committee

January 16, 2018

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:26 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

Call to Order: Veronica Palazzola, Chair

 

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:26 am by Chair, Veronica Palazzola.

 

Roll Call: Lindsey Western, Secretary

 

Instruction Committee Members Present: Cary Rabinowitz, Veronica Palazzola, and Lindsey Western

 

Excused Members: Maria Cordero, Yesenia Fuentes, and Romelia Lagunas

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel, Elisa Vallejo, Bianca Bell­ Reed, Priscilla Gentry, Angie Castellani Ferri, Shannon Bailey, Kate Hetu, Nicole Langlois, Melissa Sopitkuankan, Ashley Johnson, and Natascha Calnon

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Veronica Palazzola, Chair

 

Additions: The Student Accountability Report Card (SARC) has been added as Item #3.

 

Approval of Minutes from November 27 2017

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 27, 2017 meeting of the Instruction Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Cary Rabinowitz, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Veronica Palazzola, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Cary Rabinowitz, and CARRIED, the Student

Accountability Report Card was approved as submitted.

 

 

Cary Rabinowitz presented the committee with information about the School Accountability Report Card (SARC). State law requires all public schools receiving funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has a similar requirement. The SARC provides parents and community members with important information specific to individual public schools. The SARC allows schools to report on its progress in achieving goals. The SARC also allows the community to make informed decisions about enrollment. Information included on the SARC are: demographic data, school safety and climate for learning, academic data, school completion rates, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions, postsecondary preparation information, and

fiscal and expenditure data. This report has been completed and will be presented to the board for approval on January 25'\ The SARC is due February I, 2018.

 

Item #4 Reclassification for 2017-2018, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Cary Rabinowitz, and CARRIED, the Reclassification for 2017-2018 was approved as submitted.

 

Cary Rabinowitz presented the committee with information on reclassification as we transition from the CELDT to the ELPAC. The state provides four criteria as guidance for reclassifying English learners.

The four criteria to be met are:

  • Assessment of English language proficiency (ELP), using an objective assessment instrument, including, but not limited to, the state test of English language development; and
  • Teacher evaluation, including, but not limited to, a review of the student's curriculum mastery; and
  • Parent opinion and consultation; and
  • Comparison of student performance in basic skills against an empirically established range of performance in basic skills based on the performance of English proficient students of the same age.

 

Although not a requirement, achievement at the 50th percentile on the Reading assessment of the NWEA MAP Winter Assessment may be added as an additional reclassification measure.

 

Item #5 January and February Professional Development, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Cary Rabinowitz, and CARRIED, the January and February Professional Development was approved as submitted.

 

Cary Rabinowitz presented the committee with information regarding FCLA's three upcoming professional development days. The first professional development day will take place on the Friday,

January 19th minimum day. FCLA teachers will partake in Leadership Summit preparations, followed by

a classroom carousel to prepare for the LAUSD oversight visit. The second professional development will be the ELPAC Training on our February 14th minimum day. Teachers will review the testing window, testing materials, and administration procedures. Each teacher will receive a list of students eligible for reclassification. On Professional Development Day #6, February 16'\ teachers will share best practices for differentiation, we will have a Special-Education Presentation, grade-level presentations, and review the math CUBES strategy.

 

Item #6 Revised Committee Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

 

On MOTION of Cary Rabinowitz, SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola, and CARRIED, the Revised Committee Roster was approved as submitted.

 

Cary Rabinowitz presented the committee with a change being made to two FCLA committees. Romelia Lagunas will move from the Instruction committee to the Finance committee. Raquel Contreras will move from the Finance committee to the Instruction committee.

 

Announcements: There were no announcements. Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Cary Rabinowitz, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting adjourned at 8:03 am.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Lindsey Western, Secretary

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School Instruction Committee

January 18, 2018 MINUTES

 

Call to Order: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 7:02 a.m. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call: Beth Henschel, Secretary

Instruction Committee Members Present: Jennifer Allen, Gaby Arroyo, Grisel Benn, Beth Henschel, Marie Kirakossian, Kimberly Kiser, Anya Logvinsky, Bernadette Montajes, Lisa Morales, Evelyn Neglia, Jennifer Nishimoto, Kyra Requiestas, David Riddick, Sirui Thomassian and Fabiola Vega.

 

Excused Members: Caroline Engel and Jennifer Flynn

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Teresa Elvira and Bunny Wolfer

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

Item #13 added to the agenda, Motion to Approve "Guidelines and Consent for Student Email."

 

Approval of Minutes: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 9, 2017 meeting of the Instruction Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Kim Kiser, SECONDED by Grisel Benn, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: No old business.

 

New Business:

 

Item #13 Guidelines and Consent for Student Email, Gaby Arroyo, SMBCCS Instructional Technology Coaches (Motion to Approve)

 

"Guidelines and Consent for Student Email" was presented to the committee. This form will enable the school to assign individual emails to students. The guideline appoints the SMBCCS Instructional Technology Coaches to oversee the students' emails. This document includes student responsibilities and guidelines the students

 

 

must follow to maintain an email account.

 

On MOTION of Anya Logvinsky, SECONDED by Kyra Requiestas, and CARRIED, the committee agreed on "The Guidelines and Consent for Student Email" with edits.

 

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California School Dashboard, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item) "

 

Dr. Riddick shared the website, www.caschooldashboard.org. Dr. Riddick shared with the committee the Local Indicators for the California Dashboard Report (the Equity Report) that has been completed and submitted for SMBCCS and can be viewed on the Dashboard website. The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of schools and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement. The Dashboard is the new accountability system developed by the CDE.

 

School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director

(Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick presented to the committee information about the School Accountability Report Card (SARC). State law requires all public schools receiving funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has a similar requirement. The SARC provides parents and community members with important information specific to individual public schools. The SARC allows schools to report on its progress in achieving goals. The SARC also allows the community to make informed decisions about enrollment. Information included on the SARC are: demographic data, school safety and climate for learning, academic data, school completion rates, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions, postsecondary preparation information, and fiscal and expenditure data. This report has been completed and will be presented to the board for approval on January 25thThe SARC is due February I, 2018.

 

Teacher Assistant Assignments, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director

(Informational Item)

 

The administrators analyzed current teacher assistant assignments. There are some discrepancies between assistant assignments and grade-level requested hours. The requested hours are based on the survey completed by teachers. The actual hours also include time the assistants are on the yard supervising. After taking all data and input into consideration, the administrators will develop a new schedule to address the discrepancy between actual TA hours and requested TA hours. A revised  schedule will be provided by Friday, January 19, 2018.

 

MAP Winter Assessments, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The NWEA Winter Map testing window is currently open. The window is from Tuesday, January 16 to Tuesday, February 6, 2018. This MAP test is extremely important as the school uses this data to show growth from the beginning of the year and is also often used to show growth over the course of one year (ex. 15-16 mid-year to 16-17 mid-year). The data collected from this window is very often the most

 

 

 

 

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meaningful in assessing student's growth.

Jennifer Nishimoto proposed that kindergarten begin testing at the beginning of the year, since now the kinder students coming in have more experience with technology.

 

Title III Initial Parent Notification Letters and CELDT Performance Level Score Reports, Dr. David Riddick (Informational Item)

 

The Title III Parent Notification letters and 2017-2018 CELDT Score Reports have been sent out. Students should return the English copy of the letter  signed  by  a parent. It is very important that letters are returned as the school must show evidence  of meeting this Title III requirement each year.  These reports are only for students  that took the Initial CELDT exam, which consists of most of Kindergarten students.

 

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC),

Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The ELPAC is replacing the CELDT (California English Language Development Test). This is the first year the ELPAC is given. The ELPAC window opens on February 1, 2018. The ELD Leads will be the first to pilot the ELPAC beginning on February 1, 2018. SMBCCS will administer the ELPAC practice test from February 20-23, 2018. The ELPAC will be administered to students from February 26-March 2, 2018. The ELPAC make-up tests will be administered from March 5-March 9, 2018. Next year, the ELPAC will be given to all EL students.

 

Reclassification for 2017-2018, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick presented to the committee information on reclassification as we transition from the CELDT to the ELPAC. The state provides four criteria as guidance for reclassifying English learners. The four criteria areas to be met are:

  • Assessment of English language proficiency (ELP), using an objective assessment instrument, including, but not limited to, the state test of English language development; and
  • Teacher evaluation, including, but not limited to, a review of the student's curriculum mastery; and
  • Parent opinion and consultation; and
  • Comparison of student performance in basic skills against an empirically established range of performance in basic skills based on the performance of English proficient students of the same age.

 

The assessment of the NWEA MAP Winter Assessment may be added as an additional reclassification measure.

 

Item #10 Professional Development, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

SMBCCS will focus on two areas, English Language Development and English Language Arts. The ELD Leads presented to the staff on January 12, 2018. The TK-2nd focused on Early Literacy Assessments, including ESGI for progress monitoring, led by Teresa Elvira and Monica Castaneda. Grades 3-6 had professional development, led by ELD Leads Bunny Wolfer and Walter Gomez, on strategies to use in the classroom.

 

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On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the lead teachers had an in-service from Benchmark Advance to prepare for the presentation with all staff on February 16'\ The next staff

development day will be on February 16, 2018. The focus will be on Benchmark and ELPAC.

 

FCPS Report Card Subcommittee Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chair, (Informational Item)

 

The committee, represented by members from all 5 schools, is meeting today. They will review documents and will report back to the Instruction Committee.

 

STEAM Update Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair, (Informational Item)

 

Gaby Arroyo reported the kick-off assembly for Hour of Code Week was held on December 4, 2017. Commissioner Luz Rivas, now running for Assembly, came to speak to our students. The Hour of Code Week ran from December 4-8. Grant Hosford from CodeSpark was not able to attend, but provided us with a personalized video for the students introducing a special edition for The Foos. The students enjoyed playing "Snoopy Brawl". Students in grades 1-6 all have code.org accounts. iLab is focusing on computer science this semester. The Week of January 29 - February 2, 2018 is Rocket Week.

 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment

On MOTION of Fabiola Vega, SECONDED by Marie Kirakossian, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 7:56 a.m.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council

 

January 18, 2018

 

A meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council was held on Thursday, January 18, 2017, at 7:10

a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

 

Call to Order: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:13 a.m. by Co-Chair Christopher Torres

 

Roll Call: Fong Chau, Secretary

 

Members Excused: Lara Hovaguimian

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs

 

Presentations from the Public: Lilia Padilla Zuniga and Christopher Torres - Co-Chairs

 

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Old Business:

Minutes from the December 14, 2017 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, SECONDED by Barbara Ausherman, and CARRlED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from December 14, 2017 were approved as submitted.

 

Any persons desiring to address the Curriculum and Assessment Council on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public

 

Item #3 Reading Intervention Program, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Hutter informed the council that the After School Reading Intervention Program began this week. In the current session, there are 5 groups with 8 to 10 students in each group. Five teachers will be instructing 40 students. The student intervention process comes down to achieving the goals of identifying issues as early as possible and emphasizing remediation. Intervention teachers are using the Words Their Way reading program to identify the areas that need the most attention. Students are divided into groups to work on shared areas of need. The session will last until February 15th

 

 

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English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra explained to the council that ELPAC training will begin next week. Teachers within each grade level will meet with her during their psychomotor times in order to go over student materials. Teachers who will be administering the test will be tabbing their testing manuals.

 

Professional Development, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Hutter informed the council that the next scheduled professional

development day will be on Fridal' February ! 61h

She will be meeting with lead

 

 

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teachers on Monday, January 22" to examine our mid-year progress and make necessary changes as we go forward in the school year.

 

FCPS Report Card Committee, Jacqueline Claudio, FCPS Committee Member (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Claudio informed the council that she will be representing FACS at the FCPS Report Card Committee meeting today at 3:00pm. The committee will work towards creating an organization-wide report card.

 

New Business:

 

Item #7 Focus on Student Achievement at FACS, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Hutter informed the council that every year there is a focus on student achievement, but our conversations and PD days this year have been strategic in terms of weaknesses and strengths. She explained that this year, we have focused on the new NGSS standards, including NGSS lesson planning based on strategies Anthony Quan shared at this two-day training. We also placed a focus on formative assessment with a training by Pamela Brown from CSUN Writer's project. Also, teachers have shared best practices with a focus on differentiated instruction and SBAC performance task teaching strategies. Lead teachers are meeting on Monday to discuss the upcoming February PD day. The day will include data analysis, discussion about the SBAC practice test, and we will continue the discussion we started at the beginning of the year about the skills students need to be successful on the computerized exams. For example, students need to develop reading stamina, be able to transfer close reading skills from paper to the computer screen, answer text dependent questions, identify textual evidence to support answers, and learn to navigate the tools embedded into the computerized exam. Focus on student achievement also includes utilizing the Words Their Way Intervention reading program, emphasizing the importance of time on task, and implementing the new ELD standards in ELD instruction.

 

Item #8 School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (lnfonnational Item)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Hutter explained to the council that since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding must prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators, including demographic data, school safety and climate for learning information, academic data, school completion rates, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions, postsecondary preparation information, and fiscal and expenditure dates.

 

Reclassification for 2017-2018, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Assistant Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that we will continue to follow LAUSD reclassification guidelines for reclassification.

 

Item #10 Robotics Club, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Hutter informed the council that the Robotics Club has begun its second round, this time with fifth grade students. Mrs. Hendrix and Mrs. Michiels continue to oversee the club.

 

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website,

Chronic Absenteeism Data, Stacy Carroll Hutter, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Hutter presented to the council that according to the DataQuest Dashboard

 

FACS' chronic absenteeism rate is 6.4%, which is better and lower than LAUSD (11.7%), the county (1LI%), and the state (10.8%).

 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA Adjournment:

On the MOTION of Marya Asadurian, SECONDED by Otilia Lopez, and

CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 7:50 a.m.

 

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Fong Chau

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FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes Personnel Committee

 

December 4, 2017

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. in the library of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

The Personnel Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:22 a.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.

 

Call to Order: Roll Call:

Coco Salazar, Co-Chair Karen Knapp, Secretary

Members Present: Coco Salazar, Karen Knapp, Lorena Sanchez, Meaghan Berry, Celina Calvillo, Jeanette Hernandez, Laura Holmes, Wendy Kaufinan, Richard Parra, Shirley Saetang, Diana Seals, Sandra Valle, Nina Arguera

 

Members Excused: Maria Jimenez, Magaly Ponce, Cedric Ramirez, Michelle Holloway, Cristina Moran, Barbara Aragon, Angie Salceda

 

Members Absent: Laura Vasquez

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Nina Arguera, Co-Chair There were none.

Approval of Minutes from November 28, 2017: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

Item #1 Minutes from the November 28, 2017 meeting of the Personnel Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

A correction was made to the Unapproved Minutes from November 28, 2017. Rafael Rodriguez will be moving from a part time afternoon security position to a full time morning security position.

 

On MOTION of Jeanette Hernandez, SECONDED by Laura Holmes, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of November 28, 2017 were approved with the correction.

Presentations from the Public: Nina Arguera, Co-Chair

 

There were none.

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Old Business: New Business:

 

Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

None

Item #3 Hiring of Part Time Security, Richard Parra, Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Diana Seals, SECONDED by Lorena Sanchez, and CARRIED, the hiring of Gilbert Huerta for the part time afternoon security position was approved.

Announcements:

 

Mr. Parra announced that Joe Lucente will be at FPC on Tuesday, December 5th to present information on the FPC Property Loan during the Finance Committee meeting scheduled after school.

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Diana Seals, SECONDED by Wendy Kaufman, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 7:40 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee January 16, 2018

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:18 a.m. in the

Hands-On Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Nicole Langlois, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:18 a.m. by Chair, Nicole Langlois.

 

Roll Call: Kate Hetu, Secretary

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Nicole Langlois, Kate Hetu, Natascha Calnon, Cary Rabinowitz

 

Excused Member: Cedric Ramirez, and Fernando Gomez

 

Non-Committee Members: Veronica Palazzola, Lindsey Western, Jennifer Miller, Angie Castellana Ferri, Shannon Bailey, Bianca Bell-Reed, Jennifer Pimentel, Melissa Sopitkuankan, Elisa Vallejo, Ashley Johnson, Priscilla Gentry

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Nicole Langlois, Chair There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from November 27, 2017: Nicole Langlois, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 27, 2017 meeting of the Personnel Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Kate Hetu, SECONDED by Natascha Calnon, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Nicole Langlois, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None New Business:

Item #3 Reorganization for 2018-2019, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

The reorganization process at FCPS has already started. Staff reorganization materials were emailed to all staff on January 8, 2018. FCLA and STEM reviewed these documents at the

staff meeting on Wednesday, January 10th. The Letter of Intent is due by January 29, 2018 at

8:30 AM. The Reorganization Information for Teacher Placement is due by March 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM. Teachers can place these documents in envelopes that are located in the Director's office. There is an envelope for the Letter of Intent and one for the Reorganization Information for Teacher Placement. Thank you to the teachers who have already turned in

these documents. There will be three rounds of reorganization of teacher placement. Mr. Rabinowitz will post the round I rosters on March 9, 2018. From March 9th- March 13th the

Reorganization  Committee  will  accept  requests  for  movement  to  open  positions within

FCLA. On March 16, 2018, Mr. Rabinowitz will post the round 2 rosters, as well as indicate if there are any open positions at FCLA. From March 16th- March 2ot\ the Reorganization

Committee will meet to discuss any remaining requests. Final teaching positions will be posted on March 23, 2018. FCLA will release any remaining open positions to the public in April and May. All upcoming dates will be included in the weekly bulletin and calendar.

 

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Second Semester Formal Observation Lessons, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director

(Informational Item)

 

The window for second semester formal observations began today. All probationary teachers will complete their second semester formal observations between January 16th - March 9th.

FCLA teachers can sign up for their observations through the Calendly link found in Mr. Rabinowitz' email. Most probationary teachers have already signed up for their second semester observations, which will be focusing on mathematics. Teachers should review the Evaluation Handbook and ask any questions they have about the process. Once teachers have scheduled a time, the Director will contact them to confirm the pre-observation meeting, the formal observation and the post-observation meeting.

 

Revised Committee Rosters, Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

A revised committee roster was presented to the committee. Romelia Lagunas has been moved from the Instruction Committee to the Finance Committee and Raquel Contreras has been moved from the Finance Committee to the Instruction Committee. Due to Mrs. Frear's transfer to SMBCCS, the chair of the Finance Committee is currently vacant and will be selected at the next Finance Committee meeting this Thursday, January 18, 2018.

 

On MOTION ofNatascha Calnon, SECONDED by Kate Hetu, and CARRIED, the Revised Committee Rosters were approved unanimously.

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements. Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Natascha Calnon, SECONDED by Kate Hetu, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:25 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Kate Hetu

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton STEM Academy Personnel Committee

January 16, 2018 Unapproved Minutes

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:17 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Jennifer Pimentel, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Chair, Jennifer Pimentel

 

Roll Call: Elisa Vallejo, Secretary

 

Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Elisa Vallejo, Bianca Bell-Reed, Priscilla Gentry, Jennifer Pimentel

 

Members Excused: Cedric Ramirez

 

Non-Committee Members: Angie Castellana Ferri, Shannon Bailey, Melissa Sopitkuankan, Ashley Johnson, Nicole Langlois, Veronica Palazzola, Kate Hetu, Lindsey Western, Natasha Calnon

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Jennifer Pimentel, Chair None

Approval of Minutes from November 30, 2017: Jennifer Pimentel, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 30, 2017 meeting of the Personnel Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Elisa Vallejo, the minutes from November 30, 2017 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Jennifer Pimentel, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None New Business:

Item #3 Reorganization for 2018-2019, Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Informational Item)

Jennifer Miller presented that staff reorganization materials were emailed January st\ and that the Letter of Intent/Resignation form will be due on January 29th There are 3 rounds for teacher placement. March 5th  is  first deadline for the Teacher Preference form. She reminded  us that all forms are due to Jennifer

Miller by 8:30 a.m. on each due date. The final round 3  roster will be posted  on March 23rd   The final

round 3 roster will then go to board for approval in April and any openings that may be available will be posted on Edjoin and through teacher fairs. All deadlines have been listed in the weekly bulletin planning ahead section and updated on the Google master calendar.

 

Item #4 Second Semester Formal Observation Lessons, Jennifer Miller, STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented that the second round of formal observations begin today, January 16t\ through March 9t\ The sign-up for this round of observations is located in the main office. This round of formal observation lessons will be math lessons, and teachers are encouraged to ask questions about the creation of the math lesson and/or the observation process. There are three steps in the observation process: the pre-observation meeting, the lesson observation, and post-observation meeting.

 

Announcements: NONE

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Bianca Bell, SECONDED by Elisa Vallejo. and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:23 a.m.

Minutes submitted respectfully by Elisa Vallejo

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School Personnel Committee

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

7:15 a.m. -Auditorium

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:15 a.m. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038

Call to Order: Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez, Co-Chairs

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:16 a.m. by Co-Chairs, Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez.

 

Roll Call: Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez, Co-Chairs

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Emily Aaronson, Tiene Hauk, David Riddick, Walter Gomez, Teresa Elvira, Robin Rodriguez, Megan Stevenson, Angela Boyd, Sandra Hernandez, Jazmin Luna Cassondra Barret, Nicole Reed, Kristine Khachian and Sirui Thomassian

 

Excused Committee Members: Virginia Casares and Carmen Solis

 

Non-Members Present: Monica Castaneda

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez, Co-Chairs There were no additions or corrections to the Agenda.

Approval of Minutes from November 29, 2017: Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 29, 2017 meeting of the Personnel Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Teresa Elvira, SECONDED by Sandra Hernandez, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Walter Gomez and Robin Rodriguez, Co-Chairs

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: There is no old business. New Business:

Item #3 Resignation of Upper Special Day Class Teacher,

Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

 

Dr. Riddick informed the Personnel Committee of the resignation of the upper grade SDC teacher. His last day occurred before winter break. The open position was posted over the winter break. Currently, a long-term substitute is filling the position. He is being supported by the SDC staff and upper grade lead teachers. He is also being supported by excellent Teacher Assistants who are receiving additional trainings.

 

Item #4 2018-2019 Instructional Calendar, David Riddick, SMBCCS Director

(Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick informed the Personnel Committee about the 20I8-2019 Instructional Calendar that was sent to all FCPS employees. It is a similar Instructional Calendar to the one used by LAUSD with a few exceptions. Dr. Riddick shared the results of the survey sent to staff regarding calendar preference. He also stated that the FCPS Leadership Team met to discuss the survey results and Instructional Calendar prior to winter break.

 

Item #5 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

On September 9, 2019, the Temporary Protected Status for El Salvadorians living in the United States is scheduled to end. Dr. Riddick wanted the Personnel Committee to be aware of the impact that this could have on SMBCCS and the surrounding community. It is important for teachers and staff to be sensitive to how this may affect our students and their families. This will be a topic for discussion at the next Coffee with the Principal.

 

Item #6 Enrollment at SMBCCS, David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Discussion)

 

Dr. Riddick opened a discuss for suggestions on increasing enrollment at SMBCCS. He stated that the school is budgeted for 950 students. However, the current enrollment is at 908 (estimated to increase to 914). Despite the decline in enrollment SMBCCS is still able to maintain a positive budget. Several suggestions were shared including: recruitment fairs, postcard mailings, school tours and Parent Center outreach.

 

Item #7 Teacher Assistant Assignments, Dr. David Riddick, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick informed the Personnel Committee that Administration is working on a schedule that distributes Teacher Assistant Assignments equitably. He met with Faculty Representatives to discuss some discrepancies in TA assignments. He stated that it is important to make work meaningful for TAs during their assignments.

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Sandra Hernandez, SECONDED by Walter Gomez, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:59 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Emily Aaronson

Item 11.C.4.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting

 

January 18, 2018

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:17 a.m. in the Hands On Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Cecilia Quijano, Chair

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was called to order at 7:17 am by Chair, Cecilia Quijano.

 

Roll Call: Krista Casanova, Secretary

 

Parent Advocacy Committee Members Present: Cecilia Quijano, Krista Casanova, Cary Rabinowitz, Lindsay Porter, Stephanie Ellerbe

 

Non-committee Members: Jennifer Hines, Romelia Lagunas, Brennan Mack

 

Members Excused: Tony Pefia, Rocio Gomez Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Cecilia Quijano, Chair There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

Approval of Minutes: Cecilia Quijano, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 29, 2017 Meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee. (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Krista Casanova, SECONDED by Lindsay Porter, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Cecilia Quijano, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Parent Advocacy Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None There was no old business. New Business:

 

 

Item #3 Student Recruitment,

Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

 

FCLA has held several student recruitment events in the past both on campus and in surrounding areas. The first student recruitment event of 2018 will be held Saturday, January 27th at the Tierra de! Sol Farmer's Market. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Flyers will be passed out to parents at dismissal time and distributed to teachers to pass out to students. Teachers are encouraged to volunteer for the entirety of the event, or Mr. Rabinowitz has dedicated time slots for volunteer opportunities. Teachers may volunteer from 8:30 am to I 0:00 am, I 0:00 am to 11:30 am, or 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Mr. Rabinowitz also encouraged teachers to volunteer for whatever time they have available. Teachers are also welcome to hold workshops for future parents and students, such as a homework clinic or curriculum highlights. These workshops provide us with an opportunity to showcase our strengths and enable prospective parents to witness firsthand the talented staff employed at FCLA.

 

Item #4 Enrollment for 2018-2019,

Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

 

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins February 1, 2018. Information about enrollment has been sent out in the form of our weekly newsletter and communicate through our main office. Parents interested in enrollment may visit the office to receive a packet of additional information. In the event of full enrollment, parents are able to fill out lottery forms. Students with siblings attending the school, students of employees and students who live in the area will be given priority in this lottery. To obtain the lottery form, parents may visit FCLA's website. The form contains the application as well as several bullet points with steps parents need to follow and information regarding the lottery process.

 

Item #5 Kindness Week,

Cary Rabinowitz, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

 

Monday, January 22, 2018 is the first day of Kindness Week. Kindness week celebrates and encourages students to engage in generous and considerate acts towards their peers, teachers, members of staff, and family. Each day celebrates a particular theme as well as a task to complete. Teachers should encourage students to follow the task for each day, and conduct classroom discussions about how the tasks made each student feel. Mr. Rabinowitz has also shared Kindness Week resources on Google drive to further expand classroom discussions and activities.

 

Item #6 First Grade Service Learning Project, First Grade Team

(Motion to Approve)

 

Stephanie Ellerbe presented the committee  with first grade's service learning project. First grade plans to visit Villa Scalabrini, a retirement community, to perform and interact with its residents. Each class will visit the community on a different day on a walking field trip. Walking to the residence will take approximately ten minutes, and students will walk on a back road to avoid heavy traffic on Sunland Boulevard. The first grade team has visited the home and confirmed plans to begin this special working relationship between the elderly residents and our students. Ms. Ellerbe told the committee that working with the elderly will build compassion and nurture empathy with our students, and will combat loneliness and increase the quality of life for Villa Scalabrini's residents. Students plan to write letters, read books, and complete projects with the residents. The classes will visit the home on separate dates. Room 20 will attend January 31, 2018, Room 21 will attend February 12, 2018 and Room 22 will attend March 14, 2018. The visit will take place after breakfast and the students will return prior to lunch, so there will not be a need for any packed breakfast or lunch.

On MOTION of Krista Casanova, SECONDED by Lindsay Porter, and CARRIED, the First Grade Service Leaming Project was approved as submitted.

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Krista Casanova, SECONDED by Lindsay Porter, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee adjourned at 7:33 am.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Krista Casanova, Secretary

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy Parent Advocacy Committee

January 19, 2018

 

AGENDA

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:20 AM in the Hands On Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Roll Call:

Crisinda Ismail, Chair Alejandra Mufioz, Chair

Parent Advocacy Committee Members Present: Crisinda Ismail, Jennifer Miller, Alejandra Mufioz, Lauren Cappelli

 

Non-committee Members: Kelley Christenson, Dominica Yasuda Members Excused: Sydney Perez, Tony Pena Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Crisinda Ismail, Chair Approval of Minutes: Crisinda Ismail, Chair

Item #1 Minutes from the November 28, 2017 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee. (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Alejandra Mufioz, SECONDED by Lauren Cappelli, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Crisinda Ismail, Chair

 

Item #2

 

 

Old Business:

Any persons desiring to address the Parent Advocacy Committee on any proper matter.

 

None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Student Recruitment, Jennifer Miller, STEM Director, (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed details regarding this year's student recruitment events. At present, the majority of our enrollment has come through word of mouth. On January 27th , FCLA and STEM will have their first recruitment event at the Tierra Del Sol Farmer's Market. Staff volunteers will be present for recruitment and teacher-led workshops. In February. the FCLA and STEM Directors will go to local Head Starts, preschools and nearby businesses to distribute flyers and promote our school. We will also partner with our local Grocery Outlet to host a fundraiser/recruitment event similar to last year's in March. School

 

 

tours will also be offered in order to provide parents with an opportunity to see our beautiful campus. Last April, the Mutt-i-grees committee did the Tour of Life, and this year, we are looking into doing the Sun Valley Opening Sports Event. We will continue our recruitment during May's STEM Expo. Mrs.

Miller will provide further information on our enrollment numbers once we begin enrolling on February 1st. Ms. Yasuda also suggested looking into the Burbank Farmer's Market as a possible recruitment event.

 

Item #4 Enrollment for 2018-2019, Jennifer Miller, STEM Director, (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed details regarding enrollment for the 2018 - 2019 school year, which will commence on February 1st. Our enrollment starts a bit earlier than some schools in an effort to enroll as many interested parents as possible. Many parents have demonstrated a readiness to enroll now, and some as early as last fall. In previous years, Fenton STEM and FCLA have worked closely to strategize enrollment, as both schools share a campus and grade levels. Parents wishing to apply to either of the schools will be provided with an enrollment packet for either STEM or FCLA.

 

Item #5 Fourth Grade "Smelentine" Pencils Fundraiser, Crissy Ismail, Fourth Grade Lead Teacher, (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Ismail discussed details regarding the "Smelentine" Pencil Fundraiser, which will take place February 5 through the 9th Smencils will be sold at $2 each, afterschool on the outdoor deck. The fourth grade teachers will rotate in order to ensure that someone is available to sell at first dismissal (2:IO PM). Students will be able to select from four scents: marshmallow, chocolate milk, vanilla, and blueberry.

Funds will go towards the purchase of two buses for the fourth grade field trip to Rancho Camulos, which will take place on February 28th

 

On MOTION of Alejandra Munoz, SECONDED by Lauren Cappelli, and CARRIED, the "Smelentine" Fundraiser was approved.

 

Item #6 Kindness Week, Jennifer Miller, STEM Director - (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed details regarding Kindness Week, which will take place on January 22 - 26111 is a week-long event dedicated to focusing on kindness. Last year, thousands of students from 90

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countries participated in Kindness Week. A google drive will be sent out to staff, providing information on lessons and activities that can be done in the classroom. Teachers are also encouraged to share additional ideas. During Kindness Week, our Kindness Crew students from fourth and fifth grade will make announcements to remind everyone of the daily kindness activities.

 

Announcements:

Next Regular Meeting: TBD Adjournment:

On MOTION of Alejandra Munoz, SECONDED by Lauren Cappelli, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:37 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Alejandra Munoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. D. Treasurer/CFO's Report

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools

 

Board Meeting Dates

2017-2018

 

All board meetings begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Location

September 21, 2017

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

October 19, 2017

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

December 7, 2017

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

January 25, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

March 1, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

April 12, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

May 17, 2018

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

June 21, 2018

(Meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m.)

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

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