Previous Years' Meeting Dates and Minutes
Minutes7.23.15and8.24.15 The first two SIP meetings for 2015-2016 have been devoted to data analysis and noting strengths as well as concerns in order to revise our comprehensive needs assessment. The various subcommittees, including Math & Reading, used guiding questions to help determine areas of concern. Some of the questions were:
- In which areas are we showing growth?
- In which areas do we continue to not show growth?
- What are our strengths/concerns in implementing particular instructional practices?
- How are instructional strategies aligned with student learning needs and expected outcomes for achievement?
9.4.15During this meeting, the various committees (Math, Writing, Reading, etc.) met to review current goals, key processes and action steps. Each committee discussed whether changes or updates were needed based on previous work with data analysis for the Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Each committee discussed whether changes or updates were needed based on previous work data analysis for the Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Each committee documented any changes or updates per SIP chair's instructions. The changes will be presented to entire team for voting on Sept. 29, 2015, our next meeting. 9.29.15 SIP Chair, Patricia Townsend facilitated the 1st quarterly review for the 2015-2016 school year. We were pleased to have Michael Stiefel, Special Assistant to our Area Superintendent, present. The first order of business was the presentation of proposed SIP changes (via ballot) for voting. The proposed changes were passed unanimously. Next, grade level committees looked at 1 st quarter data from classroom performance in order to determine overall proficiencies in reading, writing and math. Each committee use the data to reflect and determine next steps for the 2nd quarter. The Safe & Healthy Schools Committee reviewed behavioral data to determine progress toward increasing respectful, responsible and remarkable behavior, particularly on the playground. The Parent & Community Engagement Committee discussed status of Twitter account as well as the new website in order to improve communication with current families as well as potential families and the greater community. All committees reconvened as a whole group with a representative from each group sharing a brief summary of their work session. 10.26.15 The SIP chair facilitated discussion about the vision and mission statements as well as the core beliefs and values for the 2016-2018 plan. The team was informed about the WCPSS Board’s decision to adopt the mission and core beliefs from the Strategic Plan (Vision 2020) for all school plans. Team members were asked to consider whether or not Partnership’s current vision and values were in need of revision. 11.16.15
The SIP chair gave a brief overview of the purpose or function of key processes and action steps to the entire team. Next, the team broke out into committees to review current key processes and action steps and how well they were aligned with day-to-day practices. Each committee shared major points from their discussion at the end of the meeting.
1.11.16 SIP Chair, Patricia Townsend facilitated the 2nd quarterly review for the 2015-2016 school year.
Each grade level committee looked at 2nd quarter data from classroom performance in order to determine overall proficiencies in reading, writing and math. Each committee used the data to reflect and determine next steps for the 2nd quarter.
The Safe & Healthy Schools Committee reviewed behavioral data to determine progress toward increasing respectful, responsible and remarkable behavior, particularly on the playground.
The Parent & Community Engagement Committee discussed status of Twitter account as well as the new website in order to improve communication with current families as well as potential families and the greater community.
All committees reconvened as a whole group with a representative from each group sharing a brief summary of their work session.
2.22.16 SIP committees analyzed school-wide data from several years to determine areas of concern and areas of strength for the comprehensive needs assessment. Each committee shared major points from their discussion with the entire team at the end of the meeting. 3.7.16 Meeting canceled as our track-out workdays became student make-up days due to inclement weather. 3.28.16 Meeting canceled as other items needed to be added to agenda for the staff meeting; SIP added to agenda for staff meeting on May 2. 4.25.16
SIP committees used the comprehensive needs assessment to determine goals, key processes, measurable process checks and action steps for the 2016-2018 SIP Plan. Each committee completed a template electronically and saved it in the Partnership SIP folder.
The SIP chair presented the drafted plan to the team and allowed time for all members to read the plan. After it was determined that no discussion was needed, the SIP chair passed out ballots in order to have members to vote on the plan. The plan was unanimously approved.
10.17.16We looked at the results of the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Ms. Townsend pointed out some areas if concern.Ms. Townsend said she will send out a survey to teachers to find out more information on how administration can help teachers feel more supported in this area.We reviewed our communications goal related to increasing the number of Twitter followers. Our followers are increasing steadily and staff is doing an amazing job with sending pictures of classroom activities to Mrs. Sampson for tweeting. We then looked at greatschools.org and discussed the good and the bad reviews of Partnership and how we can get more good reviews on the website. We discussed asking parents at PTA fill out reviews, and to have some of us fill out reviews (but not at the same time of the same day).We looked at our reviews on google as well and had similar remarks about getting more positive reviews on that website as well.11.21.16Dr. Kenjarski and Mr. Croucher shared data from the data committee which includes absences, tardies, grades, race, ethnicity, EOG scores, MCLASS, etc. We reviewed first quarter graphs.Discussion was based on Key Processes that address implementation of differentiated instruction with set intervention block. Most new students to Partnership need a lot of interventions which makes scheduling difficult. Ms. Townsend verified grade level intervention times and we discussed the kindergarten schedule. We discussed whether interventions are targeted to specific skills. Fifth grade uses Making Connections to target comprehension.Ms. Townsend will look into if it is possible to request more intervention help for the influx of students that have arrived after the 10-day headcount, particularly requesting more ESL help as our ESL teacher is currently part-time. She will also look into SIOP training for staff development. 2.20.17Committee discussed equal vs. equity. Our per pupil spending hasn't increased in years and our per pupil spending is much lower than other systems.Ms. Townsend looked into SIOP training for our staff for next year and there is not training right now for SIOP but there are videos online. We watched a SIOP video.Ms. Townsend passed out additional data from the data team. We discussed whether our tardies and absences are high compared to other schools.Ms. Townsend made a survey to follow-up on the Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Then, we looked at the 2016 results again.