Members Present: Brian Hendra, Erik Cross, Tammy Smith Wines, Allyson Boylan, Armando Valles, Kayla Gordon, Daveigh Espares, Kristin Bloomer, Lisa Jarecki
Members Absent: Rosa Corona, Nicole Walters, Mercedeh Nasr, Jim Guilmette. Kristen Landeros
Presenters: PSHS Assistant Principal Michael Ventura. PSHS ASB Director Tyrus Brown
Minutes Taken By: Patricia Warren
Call Meeting to Order: Meeting was called to order at 3:31pm by President Kristin Bloomer.
Public Comments: None
Review and Approval of September 28th, 2021 Meeting Minutes:
Motion to approve September 28th, 2021 SSC Meeting Minutes as presented. Brian Hendra presented a motion to approve the September 28th, 2021 minutes as presented with Eric Cross seconding the motion. The September 28th, 2021 minutes were unanimously approved by the council as presented.
Additional Title 1 and Title 1 Parent Engagement Funding Allocations:
Mr. Hendra shared the breakdown of Title 1 and Title 1 Parent Engagement funds with the council via Zoom. The additional allocation breakdown is as follows: We received an additional $63,239.00 in Title 1 Funds and an additional $641.00 in Title 1 Parent Engagement funds. Of the $63,239.00 Mr. Hendra proposed allocating; $4,359.00 to Parent Engagement Funds, $10,000.00 to Site Licenses, $5,000.00 to Extra Duty for RTI, $5.000.00 to Extra Duty for Collaboration, $20,000.00 to Technology and $18,800.00 to materials & Supplies.
Motion to approve the allocation of additional Title 1 and Title 1 Parent Engagement funds as presented – Armando Valles presented a motion to approve the allocation of additional Title 1 and Title 1 Parent Engagement funds as presented with Allyson Boylan seconding the motion. The allocation of additional Title1 and Title 1 Parent Engagement funds was unanimously approved by the council as presented.
ASB Updates: ASB Director Tyrus Brown presented. Next week is Homecoming. The parade starts Wednesday at 3:30pm and goes on Palm Canyon between Baristo and Alejo. Many Palm Springs dignitaries are participating; Major, Superintendent, Board of Education, Principal Hendra is the Grand Marshall. Antigua Kitchen is where post parade festivities are at. Friday is the game vs. Shadow Hills. Halftime will be a bit less extravagant. Band, Dance Team, Homecoming Court. Dance is Saturday at Palm Springs Air Museum. Class of 2022 Graduation we are hoping to do indoors at the Palm Springs Convention Center again. For Homecoming we did reach out to all schools in our area but only Raymond Cree Middle School will participate. Elementary schools were apprehensive to participate due to COVID.
Facilities Update: Assistant Principal Michael Ventura presented. We are working closely with Bernard’s to get Cafeteria area up and running soon. Mid November everything should be up and running completely. Everything has to be ADA compliant. Chiller that runs A/C system in the Richards Center for the Arts will be taken down soon and we will be getting a new one. Waiting on furniture for ASB & Student Store areas. Main Gym flooring is progressing too. Waiting to hear about bleachers.
New Principal Search: Interviews 10/25/21 – first round. Second round would be following week. Hopeful to go to the Board by early November. Surveys have gone out. The position was flown in and out of the district.
DELAC: - Not addressed.
Adjournment: Motion to approve the adjournment of the meeting at 3:48pm – Armando Valles presented a motion to approve adjournment with Brian Hendra seconding the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 3:48pm. The next meeting will be 12/16/21 at 3:30pm.
Members Present: Brian Hendra, Erik Cross, Tammy Smith Wines, Allyson Boylan, Armando Valles, Nicole Walters, Kayla Gordon, Daveigh Espares, Kristin Bloomer, Mercedeh Nasr, Lisa Jarecki
Members Absent: Rosa Corona, Kristen Landeros, Jim Guilmette
Presenters: PSHS Assistant Principals; Janel Hunt and Michael Ventura. PSHS COSA; Christina Avina
Public: PSHS Counselor Steven Avina, PSHS Prevention Specialist Isaac Leyva
Minutes Taken By: Patricia Warren
Call Meeting to Order: Meeting was called to order at 3:33pm by Minute Taker Patricia Warren.
Council Member Instructions: All new and returning council members were encouraged to introduce themselves.
Public Comments: None
Review and Approval of April 13th, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Motion to approve April 13th, 2021 SSC Meeting Minutes as presented. Allyson Boylan presented a motion to approve the April 13th, 2021 minutes as presented with Kristin Bloomer seconding the motion. The April 13th, 2021 minutes were unanimously approved by the council as presented.
2021-22 SPSA Budget Review:
Mr. Hendra advised the council that we are expecting additional funding and will allocate those funds at the October meeting. These expenditures are discussed at every meeting.
Funding Reallocation Proposal due to COVID19:
Mr. Hendra shared with the Council the 2021-22 Title 1 and LCAP Galaxy Alignment Sheets which outlined the 2021-22 SPSA Spending Plan.
Move $5000 from Professional Development to Extra Duty
Move $1945 from Substitutes to Parent Engagement to cover the overage from the Talking Points purchase
Move $1553 from Substitutes to Extra Duty
Move $4000 from Bus Passes to Performing Arts Supplies
Move $2000 from Bus Passes to Instructional Supplies
With Sunline Transit now offering free bus passes to all students the need to purchase them is gone.
Motion to approve 2021-22 SPSA Reallocation Proposal as presented – Armando Valles presented a motion to approve the 2021-22 SPSA Reallocation Proposal as presented with Allyson Boylan seconding the motion. The 2021-22 SPSA Reallocation Proposal was unanimously approved by the council as presented.
Site COVID Response: Mr. Ventura spoke with the council of the site’s response to the COVID outbreak. We are doing contact tracing and an investigation whenever we are advised of a positive test result on a student or staff. Anyone with in a 6-foot distance of the positive tested person is called to the office and sent home with a letter. They are then to be off campus for 10 days. Fortunately, the numbers have been decreasing lately.
Uniform Complaint Procedure: A copy of this document in English and Spanish was send to the council.
Discipline: Mr. Ventura presented for Ms. Demarco who was unable to attend the meeting. He mentioned that at the beginning of the school year we had an uptick in Discipline issues presumably because students haven’t had the school structure for the past year and a half. They must get acclimated to the rules and procedures again. Fortunately, the numbers have been steadily decreasing lately.
Attendance: Mr. Ventura presented for Ms. Demarco who was unable to attend the meeting. August attendance was 92.1% with September being 9.152% which is lower than our usual numbers.
Athletics: Mr. Ventura advised the council that all athletics seasons are going strong. League play is starting. We did have some games cancelled at the beginning of the Fall season due to COVID outbreaks amongst teams. Currently spectators are limited based on the sport and the location.
Testing AP Scores: Ms. Hunt presented 2020 AP test scores by subject. We had 639 total AP Tests taken by 357 students.
ELAC Review: Ms. Avina oversees ELAC (English Learner Action Committee) which supports our English Learners. Anyone interested in attending ELAC meetings should contact Ms. Avina.
Selection of 2021-22 Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary
Council members were asked Volunteer for the positions:
Chairperson: Kristin Bloomer
Vice Chairperson: Nicole Walters
Secretary: Patricia Warren
Schedule Meeting Dates and Times for 2021-22 School Year:
Proposed Dates: Tuesdays at 3:30pm 10/12/21, 12/14/21, 2/22/22, 4/12/22. Ms. Boylan said that Tuesdays are bad for her, so the meetings were moved to Thursdays: 10/14/21, 12/16/21, 2/24/22, 4/14/22 at 3:30pm via Zoom. Eric Cross presented a motion to approve the 2021-22 SSC meeting dates as presented with Lisa Jarecki seconding the motion. The 2021-22 SSC meeting dates were unanimously approved by the council as presented.