Ridgeline High School
Community Council Meeting
February 9, 2021, 7 a.m.
Members Present- Brittany Foster, Deanna Stallings, Holly Fronk, Krista Useche, Bonnie Odd, Emma Smith, Diane Theurer, Jennifer Loscher, Mandy Donavan, Kyle Day, Jim Crosbie
Visitors- Keri Babbitt
Members Absent- David Hiatt, Mary Perez
Motion to approve was made by Holly Fronk, Bonnie Odd second. Approval of minutes was approved by council.
- Principal Foster’s Update on Trustlands
- 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.
- 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.
- Trustlands Budget:
- Teacher Salaries Budgeted-111,999 Remaining-64,972
- Parapro Salaries Budgeted-46,049 Remaining-32,399
- Ret/SS/Insur. Budgeted-38,956 Remaining-24,140
- Substitute Teach Budgeted-2400 Remaining-2170
- Employee training Budgeted-4900 Remaining-3106
- Other Professional Budgeted-8250 Remaining-1250
- Teacher Travel Budgeted-4700 Remaining-4700
- Student Travel Budgeted-750 Remaining-620
- Supplies Budgeted-5073 Remaining-5073
- Software Budgeted-6800 Remaining-0
- Total Budgeted-229,877 Remaining-138,430
- Plan for the 2021-22 school year is due on March 12th.
- School leadership team has come up with a rough draft. Student scores on the ACT, AP, CTE will be at or above the level shown in the measurement section by May 21/22. ACT measure will be 22, AP 75%, CTE 80%. Add in ACT Aspire at the same level as last year's goal.
- The new estimated budget will be about 237,000.
- One addition to the previous plan is a parent liaison. This person communicates with the students who are in the lower percentiles and helps them get the resources and educational connections that they need. This was in place of the teacher travel and
- Council was in favor of the preliminary budget.
- Counselor’s update: Jen Loscher
- Every junior is in the process of having their PCCR (Plan for College and Career Readiness) appointments with the counseling office.
- Registration for next year is going on now.
- Still doing schedule changes for the next 2 weeks.
- Next Meeting Topics
- Limited activities held due to COVID.
- Athletic events are allowing 25% capacity for spectators.
- Extracurricular COVID testing: of 350 tested no positive results
- 2nd teacher vaccination clinic happening this week.
- Practice ACT for juniors has finished. State ACT day for juniors to take is on March 9.
- In the 3rd trimester we will be going back to 2 lunches instead of 3 lunches.
- 2 weeks of instruction has been lost due to the schedule changes this year.
- Next meeting March 2 , 7 a.m.