• Ridgeline High School 

    Community Council Meeting

    December 8, 2020, 7 a.m.


    Members Present- Brittany Foster, Deanna Stallings, Holly Fronk, Krista Useche, Bonnie Odd, Emma Smith, Diane Theurer, Jennifer Loscher, Mandy Donovan, Kyle Day



    Members Absent- David Hiatt, Mary Perez, Jim Crosbie


    Motion to approve was made by Holly Fronk, Bonnie Odd second.  Approval of minutes was approved by council.  

      1. Principal Foster’s Update on Trustlands
        1. Review of School trustland plan goal.  Student scores on the ACT, AP, CTE will be at or above the level shown in the measurement section by May 20/21.  ACT measure was 21.9, AP 72%, CTE 80%.  Action plan was to hire 2 or more EL aides, a success coordinator, hold school wide department PLC team meetings, sending staff to PLC, grading or other conferences, hire a vista intern, provide after school tutoring for students, send minority students to a diversity day at a university and providing supplies for improving their performance, class size reduction, hire a special ed aide, and purchase grade cam with writing recognition.  
        2. From the above list Ridgeline has hired the EL aides, flex secretary, flex aide, the success coordinator position was filled with a certified math teacher who will help to meet the needs of the students (she is here for Flex and one period after Flex)(.  Department meetings and coordination was held throughout the summer and will continue after school hours. The Vista intern has been hired.  After school tutoring is available after school in math.  Diversity Days may also need to be virtual, but that is yet to be seen.  Class size reduction money is enough to pay for one full time teacher for math.  Special Ed Aide has been hired.  Grade cams have already been purchased.  
        3. Trustlands Budget:  
          1. Teacher Salaries Budgeted-111,999 Remaining-77,790
          2. Parapro Salaries Budgeted-46,049 Remaining-37,000
          3. Ret/SS/Insur. Budgeted-38,956 Remaining-28,000
          4. Substitute Teach Budgeted-2400 Remaining-2400
          5. Employee training Budgeted-4900 Remaining-3106
          6. Other Professional Budgeted-8250 Remaining-1250
          7. Teacher Travel Budgeted-4700 Remaining-4700
          8. Student Travel Budgeted-750 Remaining-750
          9. Supplies Budgeted-5073 Remaining-5073
          10. Software Budgeted-6800 Remaining-0


    • Total Budgeted-229,877 Remaining-160,069



    1. Counselor’s update:  Jen Loscher
      1. During remote learning the parents of 100 students that were at risk or involved with special education were invited to come to school so they could participate in on campus learning.  This provided the opportunity for them to have a schedule, internet access and a chrome book.  61 parents replied that they wanted their children to be involved, however when roll was taken the actual number was between 11-21 students each day.  
      2. The Counseling office is required to meet with every student every couple years to discuss a plan for college and career readiness.  Right now sophomore clean up is taking place.  Any student that had not met with a counselor in their 9th or 10th grade year is currently meeting with the counselors.
      3. Offering a new FLEX class for this trimester called “Rise Above”.  Study hall 4 days a week, 1 day a week counselors go in and provide stress management and strategies for the students. 
      4. Results are back from the PSAT.  Approximately 100 students took the test.


    1. Other:
      1. Next Meeting Topics
      2. Upcoming School Events-non essential activities are still not being held due to COVID.  
        1. Extra curricular activities are being held.  With limited spectators.  Each athlete/participant is allowed 2 people to spectate.  
        2. Athletes are tested every 14 days.  They are being tested ½ at a time each week so it is spread out to manage more efficiently.  
        3. Last week was the first round of testing.  Out of 150 students test 2 were positive.  Great news, it is only a 1% positivity rate.  In each case it was family spread.
        4. Currently 0 students are out as a result of COVID, and 0 kids in Quarantine because of school.
        5. We know COVID was spread in the lunch room and there were 2 classes where it was likely that spread occurred prior to the soft closure.  Because they were related this resulted in the soft closure of Ridgeline.  Except the lunch spread, the transmission as a result of school was very low, about 5.


    1. Next meeting January 12 , 7 a.m.