5/18/2011 Meeting Minutes

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA  94109

Via telephone  at 3:30 P.M.

 

School Site Council Meeting-May 18, 2011

Present: Doug Page, Jonathan Ring, Woodrow Smith, David Zeeman, Patrick Delaney, Mele Lau-Smith, Claire Siegel, Diane Lee, Katie Pringle

A quorum was established and the meeting began at 3:48pm

The purpose of the meeting was to review the SY 2011/2012 Balanced Score Card/Single Plan for Student Achievement.

The attached document reflects the changes proposed by Patrick Delaney (as inserted text). Mr. Delaney explained that the proposed revisions aim to carefully support the contract’s language and intent regarding shared decision making. The only school site decision-making bodies, per the contract, are the UBC and SSC.  School “leadership teams” — which are virtually ubiquitous in the district and often misunderstood — are advisory only.  Shared decision making at the site level is between the administration and the UBC and the SSC.

 

SSC members presented reviewed the changes and the following changes were made:

 

  1. Page 8, #2: Keep as is
  2. Page 8, # 5: the following language was inserted: With careful intention to contractual issues”
  3. Page 8: #9: delete entirely

 

Patrick Delaney made a motion to accept the revisions with the additional changes as discussed.  Claire Siegel seconded the motion.  All in favor. Motion passed.

 

SSC members present reviewed the rest of the BSC and agreed on the following changes (also in red in attached document):

 

  1. Page 14, # 1: Insert text in the beginning of sentence: “Continue shared decision practice to develop programs to support 9th grade transition such as…..”
  2.  Page 17, # 3: Insert text in the beginning of the sentence:  “While keeping the integrity of classroom learning time, expand opportunities for relevant off-campus learning and hands-on constructivist learning.”
  3. Page 22, #1: Replace “grades” with “progress”
  4. Page  22, #2: Delete #2 strategy and replace with:  “Continue to support at least four community meetings.”
  5. Page 22, #2: Delete #2 evidence and replace with: “# of community meetings”

 

Patrick Delaney made a motion to accept the revisions with the additional changes as discussed.  Claire Siegel seconded the motion.  All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Meeting adjourned.