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Good evening everyone. Welcome to the segrand Belize District Board of Education meeting. If you could please join us in standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
indivisible, with liberty Park can
call the roll, please. Mr. Arens?
Right, Mr. Garcia. Here Dr. Harder present appears here. I want to
hear a secret here. expired. Have there been any addenda under changes to the agenda this evening? Or have not? No? Okay.
Then typically at this time we introduce our Student Advisory guest. Just out here. It cannot have been more perfect timing. missin It’s nice to see you.
How’s your day gone?
Good. Thank you. So I think
I’ll talk first give you a little bit of time to get settled, and so wants to submit one, and I’m going to pronounce your full name and Cinerama two minutes correct. joins us from mead High School Student Advisory Council. And so in so let me start out on behalf of the board, we’re thanking you for serving on the advisory council, and we appreciate the input that you provide And much like the Board of Education speaking for our community stakeholders, you are a representative that speaks for your school stakeholders. so to speak. So welcome. And we’re pleased to have you here this evening. If you didn’t mind, you’re comfortable just taking a minute and sharing with us a little bit about you, we will have to maybe learn what your interests are and what you do in high
school. Oh, well, that’s a bit of a hard question to answer. But, yes, I’ve been introduced. My name is Vincent. I’m a senior this year in high school. throughout my years of high school, I’ve been involved in numerous clubs, such as the straighter lands interact club. I’ve been involved with NHS briefly. I had unfortunately had to drop out since it not fit with my work schedule. I’m involved. I’ve been enrolled in numerous AP courses, and throughout the years, I’ve just really learned a lot about I’ve learned more and more about how to interact with people since that’s, that’s always been a struggle throughout my life. And yeah.
Well, thank you. You did a wonderful job. We appreciate learning. Little bit more about you. As we progress through the meeting at any point if you have questions or you would like to interject thoughts want to learn more, please feel free to interrupt if you need help getting our attention helps hollered at anybody who’s sitting around doing that. I’ll make hoping to ask you for yodlee through the meeting, if you have any questions. Okay. All right. Thank you. It’s nice to have you here this evening.
Do we I do want to ask if we have any audience participation this evening?
no takers. All right. Then before we start our visitors this evening, I do my guitar to chi and opportunity to introduce we have two new hires in our consent agenda. And so Todd, if you would like to make those introductions, now, that would work out great.
So Good evening, President senior members of the Board of Education and Superintendent had that. Thank you for the opportunity to introduce to two of our administrative recommendations to hire. I’d like to first introduce David Culebra, our recommendation higher the dean students at Lyons middle senior. They’ve also joined by his wife Taylor. Let me just Mr. Pepper has a BA in English right? In addition, Mr. bober has his ma degree in educational leadership and Policy Studies. The supervisor has been an English teacher and instructional coach at old Columbine High School for the past five years. Prior to that he has he has served as a project based learning consultant at the University of Colorado Boulder. And he has also served as a speaker, educator. So welcome.
Thank you so much. Dr. Dad, board members, and Doug Smith, thank you so much for the opportunity to serve as a leader, the lion community, I really appreciate it. I grew up lions. It’s really wonderful to rejoin community, get to work with some of my former teachers. So it’s really exciting. It’s my third day on job day and it’s just been really wonderful. And Dr. martyr, I know that you were disappointed that I was leaving the classroom,
And I just want to let you know that my classroom was successful because I approach it with kindness, compassion, and I intend to take that same approach in my leadership. And I’m excited to serve it in even greater capacity, and hopefully reaching more students than it was. So I hope to take that same approach to an even higher level. So I hope that you’re really glad that I made this transition
as we go down. I think that is just a beneficiary of that, too. It’s a wonderful move for you. Thank you.
And I just really appreciate it. Thank you so much. I love St. ravalli. I’m a product of the district. I’ve worked my way up by becoming a para educator and now have worked my way into administration. And so it’s been a wonderful journey, and I had a lot of wonderful people to learn from on the way and I’m excited to learn and Rumsey position. Thank you so much.
Congratulations, and Welcome to Lions. Yes.
I’d also like to introduce you to our recommendation for
make it work. misko has a BA degree in biology and religion. Additionally, she has her ma degree in biological sciences and our doctorate for philosophy biological education. has been a day of suits at Sierra school in Douglas County for the past year. Prior to that she served as a department chair of finance at Sarah. She’s also served as a school leadership team member, adjunct instructor, middle school science educator, program leader, and elementary educator and a graduate of Capel National Science Foundation. Hello. So, welcome. Thank you all
so much for this opportunity. My daughter and I, and my child is in a rat, the transition meeting at CERN heights on Monday night, and my nine year old need to set this school for meal. And that’s pretty much sums up how I feel about it. As I’ve been talking to my colleagues about this opportunity, my current colleagues have been using the word opportunity so much and I’ve had to look that word up. It’s a Latin phrase that basically means coming into court. And that can sum up more of my feeling about this opportunity. I’m so grateful to be working with Mr. Weinberg and to learn more about St. Valley School District. It is an incredible desert on paper. And I know from my experience so far, just winning from the few staff members I’ve taught you is going to be an amazing year next year. So I think you very much for this opportunity.
Thank you. Did you have any family that coupled up with you?
My husband that a game warden for parks so my license just came back to town with my really young children. They’re down Park. But no, they’re here in spirit.
Right. So I just want to give you an opportunity to introduce them so and, and I thank you for taking the time to come up this evening. It’s a pleasure to meet you and welcome savory Valley School District and soaring heights.
Yes, thank you. Congratulations.
Next on the agenda, we have 4.1 which today says human resources to permanent recognition and is that we talked about earlier that we’ll reschedule
Unfortunately, the presenter that was gonna presents the word that sick today had to go to the emergency room, and so they called and asked if they could reschedule. So we will work with permanent good on the future.
Fantastic. Well help you feel better. And thanks for passing that along, Todd. All right, Superintendent report this evening on his agenda item number five. And I wonder if when you talk about give your Superintendent report, could you please provide the board with an update on where you went? It was art ties for school?
Of course. Thanks.
Yeah. We ask each of the high school groups to work there, principals are Student Advisory Board leaders to work with principals to set up opportunity to survey high school students in the ninth grade 10th grade 11th grade, they’ll be moving up a grade for next year. And we had a sampling of 50 students from each grade, to ask them the question. Do you want us to maintain 745 for high school stops? Or do you want us to maintain or moved eight o’clock in the morning, and by a pretty strong margin, the feedback was they want to stay at 745 and other words of others that have said a, again, the majority by a pretty significant amount wants to stay at 745 give us so many of the factors when you look at something as totality one of the things It’s interesting that we’ve talked about all of reasons why it makes sense. There’s always a lot of conversation about a research around sleep and learning and those kinds of things. There’s also a powerful amount of research that says when you get past 12 o’clock at noon and 1230, at one, that learning drops way off. And so it’s not just in the morning that you have to pay attention to is how late you go into the afternoon. And so there’s that balancing act there. And then when you consider all of the other factors after school programming, siblings that come home early, jobs after school, just a whole host of other things, the student felt really good or we are at 745. So we will maintain that start, if that’s possible. The board
is gathering all that feedback and making a collaborative decision. You bet again, that people who are actually impacted
and this is another example of our Student Advisory Board taking leadership and making a significant impact in terms of decision. The other thing is, is by no later we’ll be gathering information. And we will be presenting to the board, a location for a swimming pool that we’re attempting to build. same vein, and that swimming pool will be paid for by interest for our bonds. So we don’t need to use our general fund money at this point. And that will be a recommendation will involve factors around which building it makes the most sense which High School makes no sense based on land availability, based on mines underneath the ground, based on geographical location and proximity for use for a variety of different schools. And it’ll enhance not only our opportunity for practice swings and things along the lines, it will also enhance physical education programming, we’ll be able to do things because it also have di Val will be able to do things such as underwater scuba diving, like art and water safety, instruction, all of those things. And so the timeline is set for spring break, Brian will have a recommendation with all of those things and then we’ll ask for for your decision after you have a chance to review all the data. ap programs just want to share with you something we’re really excited about AP Saturday study sessions, it’s gonna pass this around Take a look at it. That’s got dates, times and topics. And when you start to think about all robotics programs are going on and say rain on Saturday is all of the opportunities. This is just another one where high school students on Saturdays are spent time reviewing curriculum and content in the Advanced Placement area, and just advancing that whole achievement piece. And so we’re really, really excited about this. It’s another way for students to get that strong competitive advantage. I want you to be aware of the packets I left on your desk. what these are, they represent three phases for our upcoming study session. So you see a snapshot of some highlights around achievement and success district wide. And you’ll see our progressive goals and results. And then you’ll also see our strategies for continuing to add Student Success into the 2020 21 school year, and you don’t need to, you know, worry about at night I just wanted to get them to you tonight. So you’d have a whole week look them in preparation for next week’s getting in that way. If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to call us and we’ll be glad to share any other information that we can have. process is going really well. We’re gonna, you know, we’re getting out early again, we should have some heavy pools, which is really good for teacher hires administrative hires, we will interview it for Longmont high schools for school next week. And that will close at Timberline pre K through eighth principle. And we’ll bring that to a close. And we will be looking at an athletic director’s position at Frederick High School. So that come to a close then the new elementary school, we’ve gone through some interviews. We have some strong internal candidates. We’ll make a final decision in August. But we will have a retired principal working with our leadership team to start laying foundations that new elementary school 28 that’s gonna be out in the area. So feel really good about that. doing a lot of school visits, see all kinds of great energies our teachers and our students and our staff. And I always want to recognize the fact they’re good. I have a chance to get together often they did yesterday. just appreciate the work that our teachers are doing our classified staff and our student leadership as well. So thank you
Agenda item six sticks out our reports. And the first report we have this evening is the need High School Student Advisory report. Hi, Brian. And welcome to the mean High School fear system.
My approach tonight to introduce the me feeder presentation, I think you’ll be impressed with the dynamic presentation and we’re very excited for you here. I didn’t take the opportunity to introduce some of the administrators that are here. I started with Josh Burnett, who’s the school been the school and then also bets all the principal of meat elementary and kind of winco the deed students and meet them entry.
And last but not least, Rachel is the principal of my school. And I just want to say this group is dedicated, hardworking and one of those collaborative group of principals that I work with and I truly appreciate the work that they do every day. So without further ado, I’ll turn over to Mr. Barnett.
Thank you, Brian.
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We come to you before you tonight, we considered a lot of things and came up with the idea of having a bit of a, a quiz for or Merce mouthy and fear and some of the accomplishments we’ve had over the years. So put your thinking caps on. And we do have a prize for our board member for our presentation, but to present that, we do have students from all three of the schools, but before I talk a little bit about the students, I also want to thank Kate Kelly. She is the LDC works. We’d metal marks in high school. She is new tests this year and she I’ll be honest, she did the lion’s share of this work and she is phenomenal. So I really want to say thank you to Ruth came up there she is. Katie over there. She’s done a phenomenal job. She worked with the students at a late start. You know, we provided her with questions and some guidance and it just took off and it’s just another example. Don, you mentioned the pool that we have of hires. I mean, she was she was a new hire and just jumped right in. And just another example of what we’re able to attract as a district. So I want to thank everybody for that. So, before we get started, we’ll introduce our students. So I have Eli Whitcomb is an eighth grader heavy metal, he’ll be helping out, Eli’s dad and your sister in the back.
trust with him is also a sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, and he does outstanding work. So Betsy and Rachel, you want introduce your students? Well,
I am very excited to have Carter Pelletier here. He’s a fifth grader. And he’s joined by his mother who is a third grade teacher, outstanding 30 teacher at medium entry and her name is Valerie Peltier. I have four of our representatives here of the nine that are heard of our Student Advisory consultant and they’ve done a tremendous work I mean high school this year. I’ve been honored to work side by side with them in the decision making Verizon So, I’m gonna introduce Cade Campbell. He’s a senior. He’s kids are very involved in our schools. I’m just gonna give a little bit background on him. He plays golf. He’s a drum major in marching band. He’s in the National Honor Society. And he’s participating a student in leadership class, this year’s a leadership opportunity. And then I’ll let you tell him about your future plans because they mask and then begin his parents are here Isabel, you introduce parents.
This is my mom, Lisa and my dentists.
And then Keegan Caldwell also here again is our number one cross country runner he’s very fast. And also Russell’s is track and the National Honor Society society, our parliamentarian for the National Honor Society. So he’s a busy boy in high school as well and a tremendous student leader for non controllers. He is part of student council and our student council is very, very busy. They just fundraised around $10 million to the naked foundation. As of last week, we’re pretty proud of that. And he has to play soccer and run track is all so busy. Kidding well and then Kesteven is also here with us. She’s one of our country runners. She plays off as a part of our stage two programming school. So welcome.
Good evening. All should each have an iPad up there provided for you. For this quiz, we are dealing with the need theory system. In
the evening my name is car called here I go to meet elementary school and I’m currently in fifth grade. So our first question of the night is what new banner now hangs outside of the elementary school. A few copies mean Hello, Governor’s distinguished improvement word. See? Call dr. john urban schools of Excellence Award de Miel mantri. achievement character communities.
The correct answer is B. Me only received the Colorado governor distinction proven award for 2018 2019 school year. Some more is giving school that demonstrate exceptional skill group growth. That means our students exceeded expectations in their academic growth. So our second question, but how many students has Mian lunch grown in past five years 117 students be making students see 43 students or D 20 students
The correct answer is a student body population in 2015 was 521 students in printable service grade. The body population. In this instance is 641, students preschooler fifth grade.
First question, how many how many extracurricular activities does meet elementary offering a four, B nine C’s seven, or d 12?
The correct answer is D. meet them at UT offers a variety of extracurricular activities for gyms to participate in including clubbing at gyms, some explorers, ukulele choir, band, club, Student Council, our club, SQL coding zeros box, in addition to all the current trends curricular activities. You know, my tree is always expanding and it before and after school programs for students participating. Thank you.
I’m Eli and I’m eighth grader and I go to the middle
Question one, what additional classes have been added even medical over the past three years? Is it a introduction to energy robotics stem CCI, the introduction to energy and robotics? See underwater basket weaving with G seven CSI?
correct answers. Over the past three years. We added four science courses to better prepare students for jobs toward fourth century. addition is our introduction energy class is a great way to explore some of the things you’ll see if you take the energy economy at meet High School. Question two based on their school performance from virtual worlds Middle School rank on Colorado schools a number nine beat number six seed number four or beat number 12.
The correct answer see this year, only four Carmel schools have been in school performance frameworks in the 90s. Middle School was one of these rules. addition is ranking. We’ve also received Governor’s distinguished improvement award questions over the past decade approximately how many more students are attending an email school? A 50 b ADC 130 or d 250?
Correct answer see over the past decade, metal has grown by 130 students who come today with squirrels we’d like to thank the board of education for the work that has been done. Thanks for this work meat has added new classrooms and revitalized old rooms.
Thank you me.
I’m kidding called Well, I’m a junior in high school. Our first question today is the energy Academy had its home High School. Well college students from the academy trial to in order to share independent research products with students across the country, a university Wyoming,
Colorado State University, see Montana Technical University while he was in Wyoming Technical University.
The correct answer is C. Here’s a student from the energy Academy are selected traveled in Montana tech energy conference to discuss issues such as sustainability and energy efficiency. This College is a copper this conference is a college long conference and school is one of the few high schools that get the opportunity to be represented that also our school energy having me also partners with who other locations. The first one is the name brain State Park. And one of our senior capstone projects this year is determining how to make the part a carbon neutral facility by the end of 2020. Another one of our partners, Occidental Petroleum, and others will need energy with me high school, sending representatives to talk to classes giving yield to opportunities, and by donating Watson
Hi, I’m Karina, I’m a junior. Your second question is I mean High School was nationally recognized for their efforts and let MHS program a football be unified sports. See school newspaper for deep energy Academy.
The cripton should be I mean, we’re super super proud that we are a nationally recognized unified champion school have a really stellar exceptional learning unit program headed by Mr. Burns and 10 other dedicated staff members. We have a wide variety of course and program offerings for our United students including You know, at basketball, football, soccer, a unified PE class, we have several students in the district’s unified family. And something we’re really excited about is our new unified percussion ensemble. It’s the first of its kind in the district. And this year we had six students enrolled from our exceptional learning program, along with five student mentors and we hope others within the district and hopefully the state will take address.
Hi, I’m Fernando again. And so I have the third question and is at community events this fall me high school student council gross, which of the following dollar amounts by some mean Maverick spirit here, is it a $3,000 B $6,000, c $1,000 or D $10
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Right answer is D sorry.
Some other ways Archimedes showed it support was in November and consulted food drive and with all of our community base over at Thousand and 500 pounds food at the football game versus meet the community of both need in Frederick Frederick show to score by having more than 4000 people listening for that football game. And then finally free to homecoming parade where our teams are showcased to our community. Archimedes showed support by having more than 500 people there supporting our teams. And that’s without counting our games and there’s so it’s also really important event and it’s good to see that somebody who showed up for it. Thank you.
Good evening. My name is Ken candle and I’m a senior. I have both of the questions regarding the entire feeder system. So the first one over the past two years, each of schools in the meat feeder received upgrade how many square feet of school space was added to all three schools mine was a 180,420 square feet be 150,165 square feet, see 76,281 square feet or D 112,579 square feet
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Correct answer is D 112,579. square feet.
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in high school added 36,400 square feet and their addition middles will add 5346 square feet and their addition and meet elementary school as 70,833 square feet in their addition needs schools and local communities would like to thank Board of Education and leadership for support of the 2016 bond. We are thankful for the excellent facilities and linspace or our children. And the final question, what were the subject of the mcpheeters to your professional development Development Goal? Was that a math be writing c reading D energy
Correct answer is B writing. All three schools came together over the past two years during slip days to an agent professional development to implement writing across the curriculum and content areas. All teachers have learning goals for their students. The ultimate goal is to create a habit daily writing within each classroom, thank you so much for your support and for paying. We hope you learn something interesting. Interesting x out the schools within the feeder system. Thank you.
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Um, for files, students are collecting iPads, we really want to highlight some tools that students can use in the classroom. The tool that you use was called Socrative. And it’s an assessment tool that teacher can use in the classroom. They, you did a space race, which showed the progress of your answer correct. But teachers can really use it for formative assessment they can use for x slips, as well as for fun competitions where either the space raises individually or as a team. So we really want to highlight a tool that students use, in addition to Google Slides and Google, the Google Drive stuff. So thank you so much for playing. Thank you.
Thanks for putting that together. It was fun.
Absolutely. I appreciated the anonymous nature of the
Yeah, I did really well beginning. I had tanked a little bit but wanted a gym opportunity to win.
that was a great presentation, I learned some new things about feeder system, which is always welcome. And I find interesting did want to take an opportunity. If there are still students here, I think can you’re still here just to share with us your plans for next year. We would like to learn more about what you might be doing.
Okay. So, next year, I have already been emitted and started filling out different applications. I’m going to be attending University of Northern Colorado next year studying for college of business in hopes of achieving a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Great. That’s awesome. Congratulations. Thank you very much. I’ll be fun.
Oh, and Eli, I believe you’re an eighth grader, if I remember correctly, so you’re having a big transition. This is your final year at Meade Middle School. What are your plans for next year?
I’m gonna join a lot of clubs and try a lot of new stuff. I don’t wanna play football and have signed up for honors classes. That’s about it.
I don’t think that’s good. I think that’s a lot. And then, would you do you know what high school you’re attending? Oh, yes. All right. All right. Well, congratulations. We’ll, we’ll look for you in high school next year. Enjoy the class. It’s a great way to meet people and you’re going to a new school. Yes. Hi, Carter.
You have a good transition coming up next year also.
Tell us about
so I’m very excited to go up to middle school. I’ve been at elementary since kindergarten. So it is a big transition.
I just like to
just try out new things and just see how it goes and sounds like fun.
It does sound like fun. I bet you’re gonna love it. You’re gonna have a great time and we’re excited for you. It’s fun when you get to go to new school and meet new people and have new experiences and opportunities. guests. Well, thank you for taking the time to be here this evening and thanks to your parents for getting you here. It was a pleasure to meet you. And best of luck as you all make those big transitions. Thank you. Do you want to take a minute or so just to say thank you to all of the leaders from the fear system? We appreciate everything you do. Thank you. Yeah.
That was fun. Wasn’t it? was alright so Jen item 6.2 is the wellness culture and safety inventory update. Hi, Patrick. Hi, Diane. Hello,
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quiz, Patrick data, wellness
While you get sup there, Patrick? I think I’ll check in mentioned Did you have any comments or thoughts you still still doing? All right.
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Absolutely no, feel free to fish away. Just wanted to check in with you. Thanks.
Well, good evening, I’m President siegrist. Doctor head. And as the board, we’re really happy to be able to present tonight, our updated inventory on our wellness culture and safety survey that we have annually provided to our high school students. This is our fourth year of administration. And so we’re to be able to provide you with this year’s data, along with some trends that we find really interesting. Tonight with me, I have Patreon, our Director of Chief Technology Officer and also Jamie turmoil or Executive Director of Student Services, together three us work to administer the survey, analyze the results, and then take a look at how we’re going to use this data to continuously improve programs and supports across our entire system. So with that, I’m going to turn it over to Patrick.
Get into the board in Arcata Got some background on our survey this year.
We have very positive feedback. In fact, as our last two years of student response, we had over 7100 students resign 12 spots that was over 75% of the potential students. That would increase our last year’s rate of 68%. Within that we had several schools that have had over 80% of students respond those clewd Lyons, Sophie Frederick Lamont and me high school just presented and saving online global habit or 9% of student participation. This is more of a double rate they have the previous year so far for districts and the HS. We feel the results are about senior extremely accurate, reliable based upon the high response rate. We’ve got a competence that old men 99% and we’re good within a half a percentage of what we get about every single student spawn on this, we’re very confident in that. We also feel the results were very compatible with the district’s demographics. For example, we had 37% of our district On the October camp. Students are 13% of students a paragon are indicated as being minorities. Some, some sort of survey 49% of our students reflected that same number. So we felt like it was very reliable. Came to some specifics on the health and wellness category. Our numbers are very stable over prior years information, you’ll see the official slide here. slight uptick with accents and dentists and Dr. And that’s like a slight uptick on the sleep goals with the five and a nine hours of sleep versus rolling Kennedy the numbers are very stable, and they reflect just strong sense of community that our students feel in the same Valley School District. You see the numbers 89% 94% of the students feeling like they’ve got a good place to call home a good place to feel safe in their community. I’ll turn it over to you.
And you’re going to see throughout this, the four years really have seen a lot of the data remain flat. But we’re going to punctuate some of the areas where you’ve seen a particular team but in the area of brothels, alcohol and tobacco, you’re gonna see some some real stability These scores are students are making healthy choices with regards to these. And we’re actually seeing a small uptick with regards to the percentage of students who have not ever smoked cigarettes and small uptick in students who have not used an e cigarette. So some good news there. We’ll keep an eye on these to see if we start to see trends. With regards to the school culture, again, over four years, we’ll see very, very positive results, mirroring our students feeling with regards to feel secure, feeling safe in our home community. They feel the same way in school community culture, they deeply value I’m graduating they see that in a clear pathway, that that is very important to them. They have goals, they have plans for future they like their school, and they really believe in that feeling of respect across the system. When we take a look at school safety again, you’re gonna see some some real stable responses from our student, again, very, very high positive responses, our students are feeling safe. 97% of them have not been threatened or harassed on our school property, very high number of students who have not been bullied on school property, those remaining stable, and again from a second or third. Now, fourth year, we’ve seen an uptick in, in the number of students who have not experienced cyber bullying. This is one of the key ones we kind of been tracking, especially because we have a one to one iPad, you know, implementation across our district. We’ve been very curious to see how that is going to affect our students. In fact, when we first gave the survey four years ago, 79% of our students said they did not experience cyberbullying and you can see that trend grow over time, with 83% of our students reporting that they have not been summer boned and we can we can make hypotheses or think about why that might be I think our students are definitely used to having the tools and being able to use them for a long period of time. I also think that our teacher as the implementation has progressed have really begun to, to to understand how to instruct on digital citizenship, and to create a really great and learning environment. So the students are using the devices as a learning tool. So it’s exciting to see that that change over time. When we take a look at school culture, a one of the components that we have really been talking about a lot with our school report card is the number of students are participating in school activities, extracurricular activities, we know that research says that the more students participate, and we heard that from our me theater 12 clubs at middle school, it’s pretty awesome. Those students feel more connected to their school and then have great value for the education that is provided. So we continue to look towards that response. We saw an uptick in that by 1% of our students. And we are seeing, again, some stability with most of these questions. I’m students who feel that they are treating each other with respect. And students who are feeling like they’re a part of the school and those who have been bullied in the last 12 months. One of the indicators that we have been excited to see and really practice over time, what’s important to us that students feel that they treat each other with respect, Sosa’s, again, one of those data points that we really didn’t trying to monitor. Last year, we saw an uptick of three percentage points. And so we were curious to see if we would have another uptick or what would happen to that, and the data reflected the same percentage. So it’s it’s flatness here, but we’re going to continue to see because we would like this data point to grow. I would like to see more of our students saying that no, students are treating each other with respect. So this is an important data point for us. Another important data point is our Students self expression, we want the vast majority of our students to feel safe and expressing who they are. Last year, we saw an uptick a 2%. And we thought that looks great. And this year, it went back down again. So over time, we’d say that it’s relatively been stable. But this is another data point that we want to continue to monitor. Because we would like a positive trend. On this standpoint, we think it’s really important for our students.
Another one is with regards to stress management, we believe that that there is distress and you stress and when we talk to our students out stress, having that adrenaline rush before Maquis is it can be a very good thing. You want to be able to understand what’s going on in your body and use that so that you can excel distresses is not good. And so we want to have students to understand that stress can be good and how to how to distinguish the difference and have good strategies to propel themselves forward. So stress management has been another indicator that we really been looking Now, we had been seeing a positive trend with this one, a slight dip downward this last year. But again, we’re going to be monitoring this one over time. And finally, with this next section, I’m going to turn it over to Johnny turbo.
Hi, Tony. I’m just saying hi to earlier My apologies. Okay.
Welcome and thank you for having us here. As I mentioned earlier, you will see a train of ability here. So if we look the numbers six 7% of our students which is slightly down from a previous year, so they have helped ways to manage stress 49% the shear forces 50% last year feel comfortable. I talked about the feelings with other people 30% experienced sadness or hopelessness for extended periods of time. We see it there. And then behind it this last piece here 30% complete suicide numbers down and that notice is lowest point since we administer that survey online I already has that vantage point across the state that knows roughly around 70%. And all of a senator can agree that 1% is essential. So part and parcel are specifically our office really tries to depart really tries to live in a space of balance balancing, giving them a, maybe we’re teaching an institution and at the same time, understand and realize that without developing social emotional well being of students, it’s very difficult for them to get there. And so we we do believe that strong schools, strong students, and so we’ll try to come along to serve and support students in schools don’t remove some of these barriers that ultimately impact from the successful. And so our planned approach of addressing some of these issues is to surround our students with key personnel to help them and support them through some of these tough times and then also move them along the trajectory of an academic experience. The Reverend aney be teaching and learning or teaching and learning institution. We also have supposed to have their personnel to high quality training, we think a significant import, but last and certainly not least, maintain strong community partnerships. And so is we truly believe that if we keep and maintain anything in terms of teaching and learning, and supporting the students and also relying on community partners to students, when they hit a rough patch, then if everyone is really focused and honing in on what they will we think ultimately that person’s understanding realize their full potential, and these know should go up, though hiring key personnel. Now in a system we have 100 counselors tonight, in fact interventions, we will Commedia social, emotional, and comedian meets on a monthly basis and sit down and get translators in a conversation about how state law students and schools and staff members live system. In solar six members, our team come together that we’ve added in Roses. Many of you very well know. We’re so nervous. We had a couple of new school nurses this year. And you might ask this lab personnel. Could we add, though, that personnel, obviously with support from the general fund, but also has some supports from some outside grant opportunities. And so over the last four or five years here, we’ve thrown in approximately $1.28 million in funding to add additional counselors 525,000, just this year, 185,000 each year, offered for three years, so additional 25 hours of simple nursing, and then, and then roughly a million bucks, $3 million $3.1 million come from carryover for Medicaid, and then the projected revenue that we think going into this year, which approximate $70,000. So we’re using those, those are still really assist and help us to set this. We have just posted Well, we’re excited about this. We just posted and we’ll be hiring for full time social emotional learning. interventionists will add ft 4.5 to 1.0, where he would do that by utilizing supply many funds and provide high quality training. Many of these training opportunities are provided to Office Professional Development. Some that we’ve highlighted here we have our counselors, an international participated in trauma form here. And in a comment form or conference
this year in
AI last year, motivational interviewing a lot of our nurses participate in that because they find themselves in support roles at the school. And so it was a private employee group in our department who volunteer to take that that particular training. And every month, the third Tuesday of every month, we are about called Student Services open lab. And so anything that touches our hearts, as well as the social emotional learning, threat assessments, gifted and talented education, we open the doors and allow staff members, counselors, and in between assigned meditators to come in and learn more but also die. Law interact with law to learn more of how to learn more about how to support students and judicial academic set. And then maintaining strong community partnerships. These are some of our partners. in Boulder County impact, I highlighted that one because we are adding additional personnel, specifically in the area which should see advocate. And that is a partnership with Boyd county and Beverly, they are footing the bill for that. So that’ll be employee in our department. But the funding comes specifically from this screen. And then here, it’s above indicating very proud ad takes place this year at Sun sunset. And this is where we have an opportunity to reach out to our parent community and make sure that they understand the business of schools, we use a lot of admins in education. And so we think it’s important to them with me how they can make sure that their students have access to you know, wonderful resources and opportunities that we have here and seven investments. They move forward, we will continue our early intervention We refer measure twice and cut once and proactive. And so this is an attempt to be proactive. I use now curriculum programs will be Association many curriculums programs identified as hassle by SOS, collaborative for academic, social emotional learning as programs and curriculum that really support and help students at appropriate developmental level. So the K five level we have a focus program on our K five schooler on board and what our kids K schools and he saw how they chose continue moving on without being focused over certain mindsets that’s at the school level, all around the school, have come on board and train staff have been trained and given up some time in the summer to train to up to really support students and help them understand what it means to be a middle school student. How can help it’s better to be able to connect with our school students and deal with the issues they deal with on a daily basis outside of the realm of reading, writing, and math. continues. And then last but not least, are not 12 sources of strength. And so we’ve taken the bull by the horns with this one in terms of training, we have to dividuals ingredient overboard arrow who have been trained and now they’re training all of our high schools and this model
tell excited about billing you had 1.0 social integration is who will hires provide training, support, implementation and monitor effectiveness each one of these programs with the support of those other six personnel members were more members of the association. And next steps are continuing to convey inclusive schools. We have over 40 staff members in our system who’ve been training me diversity, who want to continue to promote student cross cultural understanding on a need. They’ve actually have a train coming in really seeking with the staff about cultural diversity pedagogy, what does it mean to be social response? When you’re delivering content inside the classroom, and then student, Student Services Coordinator, this little book, and so she will be a pin engagement arm of our student services and work with over quarter arrow and also assist us with Title Nine viable for and then she’ll be linked with two other members of our team to put parents up or connect parents with resources
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and I’ll turn that over to Diane.
Really the last home of the triangle is ensuring that that we’re conducting our programs and services to school. So our assistants who per area superintendents and Deputy Superintendent, those who oversee our feeders, work with our schools to take a look at their data and to take a look at their goals continuous improvement. So working together we To create those opportunities for continued success. Have any questions?
Thank you. Tom, did you have a comment?
I did. First of all, thank you What great, detailed report and even more than a report. I know how hard you get to work and all the time. So this is great work. The other thing I wanted to share, we had this conversation in our leadership cabinet when we review the data is that a lot of these thing that we’re trying to address, the origin is not the school. In other words, when we look at substance abuse, when we look at some of these things, we know that we are not place where these things originate, where place where we tried to intervene in support. And the more we can partner with parents at home, or we can stop these things before they start. That’s the goal. That’s the objective. I just think it’s always important to remind people of that, that our schools, all of these resources, all of these programs, and all these things are designed to mitigate situations and issues that originate outside of our school system. And that’s a distinction.
Two board members have any questions or comments
I’d have a question cuz I know in the in the civilian side, you talked about cigarettes and alcohol to ask questions about pot use by minors.
We do. There are a few questions with regard to that as well. And some interesting data points that we have found with regards to those illegal drugs and tobacco which are su should not be over the age of 18. We have found a dis a difference between our students, respondent and yrbs, for example, there is an 8% difference for our students with the marijuana alcohol question. Where are students 74% of those students at the state level? So there are those? Yes, marijuana is definitely on the list. Yep. Sorry. Yes. You
want to say yes for this work and kind of see how important this particular story is obviously
to say I Every sheepy the most at both ends of spectrum visibly she saw me when we’re growing up and things getting better. But also give me a hard look at wherever our baseline is right now and where we need to grow from that, regardless if it’s at 95%, we want to be 100%. If it’s at 30%, we want to be 50%. wherever that is, I appreciate seeing some of that. And oh, you know, that also goes into the schools were looking at each particular school and how do we address that happening? That wherever we are and want it to be better, right, and so I saw that in the report. I appreciate that. Overall, you have it. Thank you.
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came out of house and I have sort of three comments or questions. I want to also express my appreciation for the work that’s gone into the program and the ability we have to be in to look at it longitudinally as we’re implementing the survey year after year. I had a question. With regard to the participation students in free and reduced lunch category. We looked at the category for minorities and that align pretty well with our student population evolved in the desert. We also have free reduced lunch participation.
We do not that is not one of the questions we ask students to insert ourselves. And so we’ve not had that data point for Azure. Okay.
There’s a population that I would imagine would be less likely to participate.
You could suggest that.
Yes, and we have reflected that originally when this a larger committee game to create this, there were some wonderings one on how question like that would be worded to ask students and we also have a board policy in place around serving students and we have a board policy that does not allow us to ask students about their income. So as we would, if we were to consider that we will have a look at the other board policy around screening our students to be in alignment with our policy.
Well, I hope that work policy wouldn’t keep us from getting inappropriate insights into social emotional health of our students.
And I think that
if we were able to conceive of a way to ask that question sensitively, we could move forward with that. I think one of the things we know is there is a very strong correlation between those students who make up our minority groups are also they are double counted in our students of poverty. So when we do take a look at that there is some insight that because of the 30% self reporting, there is a likelihood of a strong correlation, that that is hard, but we can absolutely look at that data point. We also we want to be sensitive to our students. It’s one of the reasons why this inventory is voluntary. We know that there are some sensitive questions on it. We we, we are very thoughtful about the community that we’re creating and the sensitivity of the question. So I absolutely we, we want to have the survey, be representative, otherwise, that information is not going to be valid. So, to your point, we are absolutely with you. Um, thank you.
Well, I appreciate your explanation. And that is comfort. And I know that we need to be sensitive. So we’re asking the sorts of questions that we need to get to that demographic. And then just,
I just can’t wait to share that. That’s a great question. One thing that we are doing is some of the actions that we’re taking, are recognizing the score for all of our children Even so, while we may not get specific data, we’re setting strategies, assuming that our students that qualify for free and reduced lunch will benefit from the strategies that we’re implementing. And so regardless of what the data would show, that list of interventions is designed help a lot of our students who struggle socioeconomically. So the key is whether we see exact numbers or not what you think your question is a good one, for assuming that there’s the need, and we’re applying the need. And that’s where we hope to make a difference. So thank you for that.
Thank you. That’s, that’s very helpful, then two shorter questions. One about the way in which the data was presented, it would be appropriate to show zero as on the y axis, rather than to the waves presented, if it makes the changes that occur, as part of the population appear to be a much bigger change than they are, in fact, when we’re measuring a population. So it’s a matter of presenting it in a way that’s transparent, clear. It’s, I would suggest for future presentations, we look carefully at having a zero base and then look at the change for the entire population over time, if that makes sense. The final one, I did appreciate Jenny’s reference To the external norm, reference for, for one of your one of your points, I think would be very useful as we’re looking at this data for our district to have external norms indicated, but with regard to each of the questions that are on the survey so that we know what not only Margit, where our district is what we’re calling is are their districts are similar to ours. And then maybe a national norm if there is such,
we will absolutely work toward that. The rest of Colorado’s taking the wire RBS this year and find a healthy kids and the yrbs. They’re on a two year rotation. So the data that we have for comparison is two years old. But next year, we should be able to get some really good converses,
Thank you very much. Incredible I really well, some data there I think for collecting that and do you see our district taking a proactive look at how we can intervene. And the intervention is something that I think is right I’m looking at two, because I see the data of students feeling safe. And that was in the 90% that I see data of 83% felt that they had experienced some sort of bullying in, in our classes or in the school. So there’s a discrepancy there between the safety and I guess, you know, we can explain that by you can still feel safe and still have some bullying, not to think you are that safe feel but just have that experience. We’re doing amazing growth in our counselors and our so after Sabina is making a big impact in our schools, and I thank you for all that work. I just had to kind of quick thoughts or questions and why is the intervention is a great thing, but to have this thought of systemic sort of treatment of how we experience understanding of diverse cultures of vers different students socio economics, and actually be threaded through all our schools and through all our classrooms. We do have
class in teaching
how did was our class our class in to me
preparing herself for a future I forgot we lay but but that’s hot later on in our high schools. I’m hoping that we have something in our elementary schools and all this out of it great to see that we’re having such a high participation rate. That’s fantastic. And the growth there is phenomenal. I’m just wondering, do we have an opportunity to bring our students in to try to expand how we might reduce their stress levels or help them cope with it and get ideas of what they’re feeling and how they might suggest that we teach some of those coping skills?
Absolutely. And so, to your point, with regards to balancing our learning for adults, as well as our our students, I think that’s a point well taken, and we all need to be educated so that we’re culturally responsive so that we’re all working together with With great amount of respect, and acceptance, I think that one of the things that happens at our schools is that they are working with the student body, whether the student visor council or through the volition of the counselors. I think what might be also interesting is to have some time with our district Student Advisory Council. I think getting some feedback from them on what might be the root cause of some of these areas would like to address and what kind of suggestions they might have for us as a district. I think having student voice really always makes us all work better.
Previously here at Project computing, and we met as a committee with our Student Advisory out at a silver price and data session and introduced us we introduced or reviewed sources of strength, and then some feedback from students this isn’t working. Give us some suggestions how to make the program more barriers or roadblocks. Got the information back to adjust and provide training throughout the year specifically,
as we saw their feedback last week,
the only thing I was gonna say is, I just want to reiterate that point about the origin of some of these behaviors. We’ve been looking at the way in which adults use Facebook, the way that adults use Twitter and Social Media. And you know, you talk about bullying and you talk about demeaning behavior. It’s not reserved for just students. It’s behavior that is demonstrated by about the same percentage of parents and community members and politicians and elected officials and a whole host of people that you would expect different level of understanding of what’s civil and what’s not. So again, what we’re trying to do is mitigate some of the behaviors that are learned outside of our school and some of the behaviors that are modeled on a regular basis and all you have to do is go into the network. And you’ll see adults calling each other names and using vile comments and things like that. So we’re really trying to reach out and ask for civility across the board. And I just think that’s important continue. Remember, it’s solutions we can help. We help we can’t solve what’s being enforced at home. We got self what’s been reinforced on TV every day by our leaders. And so I just like keep that out there because there’s no silver bullet in the school system that’s going to address it with the same level of effectiveness as our adults are modeling it. And the good news is, overwhelmingly our adults do model ad. And overwhelmingly our students are behaving very well and conducting themselves. But when you see those pockets, it’s very consistent with the pay view you see at home. And I just think that’s hard to say, but it’s true. All you have to do if you don’t believe it, just log into Facebook and take a look at somebody’s adult model.
Yeah, so I just wanted to thank you for acknowledging that stretch that actually performance. I think sometimes this is like, you know, dream that we should have stress free schools. And then we would have no chief whatsoever, I think. Although I was trained in the Mental Health First day Academy this year, and I found it to be such a useful and simple to kind of administer tool for staff and teachers, how many of our staff and teachers and personnel are being trained in our
mission by a good deal about how great we have our interventionist and reserve our Department of Education?
on. So, yes,
that’s great. And there’s so many touch points for kids on throughout the day, you know, in the lunchroom, and before school and outside, and I mean, when I was in the training, I was really impressed think everybody should be trained, but obviously, that’s not, you know, possible but I think what a great way to kind of simply get on the same page about how to help in the right way with boundaries and all that And then I just have one last question, how do you administer it in the exam or the test or the assessment rather, in schools during class.
So the schools during October, find that the best time of the year, we’re trying to find the least stressful time of non students as far as other distractions, schools that determine the time of day they want to do it in periods, which they administer if at all for students to get on their iPad. And some models, the whole school will take it at the same time to be thinking about 15 minutes to do the entire survey. So although it one time and other schools, it will be able to play something like language arts class throughout the course of a day or two. And we they indicate with us about the window and we said at the URL, we’ll be using that survey to only be active during the game time. Great. Thanks.
I think the response numbers that you’ve started with are really noteworthy because to me that speaks to a level trust with the students that they’re willing to to spend the time and answer a survey. Which isn’t always to do kids are They’re not gonna waste their time. If they don’t think it’s, it’s gonna matter. And they also would contend to a sensitivity to the questions themselves and sort of earning that trust like asking respectful questions. So it’s just curious how we do that. Do we do craft questions ourselves? We do we work with a consultant years ago early on to set up or how did we crafted? Thank you so much.
To your first point, we agree wholeheartedly. We see the increase in student response as a real indication of the seriousness that that our student population in our in our staff, you know, see what regards this content and process and we don’t think we’d see up tickets, there wasn’t that strong value with regards to the crafting of the questions. And the first thing we did have a committee about five years ago and at that time, led up and it was cross section of personnel, faculty from our schools, administrators, as well as community members. One of the things that was really a desired goal was to make the survey item much shorter. The yrbs and the Healthy Kids are two three times as long. And the questions are a little bit more confused. It’s kind of a survey where you might ask a question the same time the same, the same question three different ways. And so sometimes students will already answer that, you know, in there, right? So the content was was really honed in by let’s just ask the questions that we want to ask. Let’s ask it clearly, and last tasket once and since we put it into place, four years ago, we have had some slight revisions, and the parents in our community have given really good feedback. For example, one of the ones about your plans for the future. And we had a college, Community College military, trade school, and another one said like unknown, one of the feedback that we got from the families was no we’re not sure about unknown that seemed insensitive, what have you said up? ends no plans at this time are plans not formed? So we changed that response, which is the same thing, though. So we are always listening for ways that we can carefully craft on the questions with items from our community stakeholders. Yeah.
I also think
the resources that we’ve towards this base specimen, this evidence and we’ve been unearthing over the last four or five years are phenomenal. I know we knew when we got the grant for the counselor, and I think when you’re trying out social emotional learning, you really have to throw out is that probably because of the human it’s a human interaction, it’s a relationship problem. I think one of them was a little sad with 49% of kids were comfortable talking about their feelings. But I also love that we have done so much professional development toward our teachers because it mean there’s so much on their plate and they understand their their profession of teaching and instruction. We all understand that this is such an important component of weaving that into the skill set, but it’s so so critical and it could sounds like it’s kind of one more thing. But it’s really not like appreciate that we’ve taken the time to invest in teachers to make them more culturally aware and more sensitive to boring sign for things are basically reading their body and reading the students. So you know, it can make them make them better a better educator. So I do appreciate, really the multi pronged approach you’re taking is putting your staff on it and nobody more draining it and covering as many faces as we can to have this human human connection. And so that was really more coming one more time at the CIO committee they talked about I thought that was really cool. Because I in a system of size, I let that we don’t reinvent the wheel everywhere, that we bring everybody together, brainstorm, kind of talk about what’s going on each of the feeder schools, then we tailor it to community. So I think it’s just an example how we’ve, we’ve balanced that well in within our system. And so my last question was really for minson because we’re talking about the student survey. Have you taken it a couple of times you don’t over share. I’m not trying to be on this up personally, but about the the process I mean, was what your thoughts about the process the kind of the data that we’re hearing now.
So I’ve taken the survey personally,
if you have if you think you think there’s any any value and you have any other, you just heard us this is all very fresh for you have any other ideas or suggestions or things that have worked or not worked in, and you can be very generous to me, help me to really
pick up? Um, well, I did write a little blurb here, but that’s a different topic. But in regards to your question, I have taken the survey each time it have been administered. And I’ll admit at the time that it was administered, I did not, like see it as seriously as they should have in first place because I didn’t really know where my information was going to go. And so it would be helpful to see like, it would have been helpful if we had some more disclosure to see how this contributes to why and like what potential result can lead to, but understand that could possibly be a conflict with board policy.
Yeah, I think that’s a fantastic suggestion to argument about earning students trust to share this this personal information, which largely to Don’s point comes from outside of the school environment. I think we’re here to support that. But I think that’s an excellent suggestion. I’m sure these very smart people here have
heard you. Thank you.
Thank you, with regard to point information with regard to the areas for the question, so I understand that we’ve looked to not be repetitive and and to carefully ordered them, I would hope that we have our consulting with external control consultants who are trained in how to ask questions. So it’s not really a little bit of a committee that we have that are crafting the question itself, but instead, it’s a question that’s been through the filter of the professional questionnaire developers and those questions that are consistent across the state as they’re But it, is that correct?
Absolutely. And that is when we initiated this work. Patrick was a member of that team. We consulted panorama education. And they are our nation’s largest at this time developer of, of sre instruments for social emotional learning. And they also captures national data. And so by them working with us, we have a high probability very strongly worded questions that will give us good information.
So we have the content and then the the craft questions. Right.
Thank you. That’s it. That’s a really important point. One of the things that caused us to move away from the yrbs is we felt that the questions were very leading, and they were mid representative. I remember one time I was driving down Kent Pratt Boulevard, I saw a white, you know, one of the willows benches with advertisements, and it said, One out of every four students in Longmont is using tobacco. And that’s not accurate. So we’d look at the question you really are confused about whether it’s using know somebody who’s used On advertisement on TV about it, and then they put that out. And so as you delve in deeper, you begin to realize that sometimes the surveys are used as the catalyst to get a grant. Obviously, you’re not going to get a grant and Kincaid unless you can show me. And so we decided to move away from the yrbs, because we felt that the questions were problematic. The other thing that we felt was problematic is that the data wouldn’t come back for so long. That didn’t make any sense. Because you couldn’t intervene quickly. And that’s what caused us to move to this system with professionals. And, you know, in reality, I know you’ve been around. But in reality, I would trust these folks here, do identify questions, understanding the sensitive nature of them more than I would trust outside consultant, but we do use them helps navigate that. And so it’s that big picture, kind of look at the kinds of things trying to be sensitive and try to be strategic and also not trying to be leading in nature. So
thanks, Donna, you know, that’s actually four or five comments. I’ll try To wrap up into one, one of the things I wanted to cover, though, was brief history of why we switch to doing survey in house versus waiting for the yrbs. So thank you for providing that. I also asked john, if you could clarify. When you talk all the resources, Tony, there’s a fair amount of that that was grant money. And while that might say one or two years, that is money that will, those are programs that continue to be sustained by the district, beyond those grant dollars, correct?
Absolutely. You know, one of the things that helped us, and it speaks to the balance a little bit, is when we achieve a grant, we’re able to use those kind of dollars, but we also mindful of being able to sustain the programs. So we’ll either repeat, Grant, go for it again. And if we get it again, great, if we don’t, we continue moving forward, because we have resources to do that. We’re very systematic and thoughtful that we don’t take on projects and create glyphs for ourselves that okay, that one way and, you know, you drop off, it’s kind of like the Innovation Center. You know, we developed all that starting with the race, the top graph, all the way through, we made plans to stay at and we’ve haven’t had that graph for I don’t know how a year, but you see the Innovation Center continued And that’s very consistent with our strategy around the use of grants. And that we just apply for another round. And we’re getting more and more all time. So it’s good.
Thanks, hon. And then, you know, to your point about families and social media, and, you know, kids come to school with a variety of resources, each child has different resources. And I think emotional resources could be included in that and support as well. So I think, you know, at the heart of, you know, do final comment, we’ve talked about this for a long time, but really do all the information you need to do the work that you feel you need to do for the survey. And to me, that’s what’s really most important is if you’re getting the information you need to do your work. Okay, great. The last thing is just to comment about your presentation of seating and the survey itself. I think it’s, you know, at the board level, I don’t think it’s it’s always our responsibility to dive in and look at every minute detail of the data. I believe that you provided us with a very appropriate and thorough executive summary. And and I do trust that you’re taking all of that data, a very new level, and going back to those goals and looking at the work that you need to do He was talking about that at that cabinet and other pieces that it’s appropriate. So I just want to recognize your hard work and express my custom process. And thank you for everything you’re doing to meet the needs of students. Thank you.
All right. Yes.
Perfect sentiments and jack, thanks for getting my attention.
I’ll try to make it quick. But
what’s the stuff?
How many students took this survey?
was about 7700 students took it out of 9600. Eligible nine to 12 good students.
What’s that times one point? I mean, points.
One 3.13 Yeah, I need something calculate that
would be right around.
I dropped that AP Calculus. I’m sorry. I can tell
you this. Are you asking for 30% of the use of this? That’s gonna be in the neighborhood of 1000 students or something.
So the only, the only reason I bring that up is because, well, this is regarding dudes slide where it listed
the amount of students who completed suicide
that 13% those 1000 students in this district, who voluntarily decided to be vocal about that experience that they presently had. And I don’t need to consent anyone here, but I’m pretty sure I was like one of those respondents who spoke about it since
2019 is a difficult year, but
in regards to the training that teachers and administrators will be provided with, is going to be on a voluntary basis or what is going to be mandatory.
We don’t mandate that regular training. But most of I think I speak for most of our colleagues here we get into the business of teaching, learning because we love education and learning. And so we’ve had a great of a positive response to this training for safe training teachers to come in I just for credit, but they want to support their students. So to answer your question, specifically, it’s not a mandatory training, we’ve got overwhelming response, magic counselors and interventions, but also teachers asking, Hey, what can we do because we also use statistics and the numbers. They live with that eerie inside of classrooms. Not here.
matter that is a program for social harmony
across the entire system across the entire states, specifically statistics, the highest school
memories, I do work when you’re ready to connect mentors, buy
after school with
students, and so led by students. So researchers assess what works at a grade level. And so it’s it’s totally a suicide prevention program. We didn’t choose it for that reason, is effective in helping to identify students connected.
And men’s and I want to thank you for the comment because on our leadership cabin, that was the number that jumped out at us. That was the one I mean, everything concerns us. But when we were talking about that, that was one we said, we’ve really got to double down here, because as Mr. Birrell has already said it in 1% is too high. And it’s a it’s a really, really serious issue for us. And so any thoughts that you have, or supervisory where we can be doing more? we absolutely want to hear from that and from you for that. So thank you for the comments. And oh, that that was the one area that has all very, very, very concerned. So thank you for that. I’d
like to thank you for the way you framed that question for asking, like, what does that number really mean in terms of the number of students packed up because that’s a very real awareness for us.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
All right. Any other comments or questions? All right. Thank you, everyone. That’s for the presentation.
That brings us to our consent items this evening, which is in that item seven do board members wish to pull any of the consent items this evening we have 11 some? No. All right. 7.1 approval stat terminations leaves 7.2 approval staff appointments 7.3. Approval of minutes for the January 2020. regular meeting, January 15 2020. study session and January 20 2020. regular meeting approval verse reading adoption board policy bc school board member conduct bc our school board member busy dash our school board member financial disclosure, disclosure. The EC executive sessions be Ed a modification of school board meetings and CBF superintendents conduct approval of adjustment to architect agreement respect to scurry preschool renovation project approval of fee adjustments architect agreement for meeting Middle School addition and renovation project approval of change order seven to construction manager general contractor contract for know what High School renovation project approval contract award for a C shop building project approval of recommendation to hire assistant principal for story heights vacate approval I’m putting the numbers BBs have to start over. So my starter okay I’ll start reading the numbers now. seven point 10 approval recommendation higher Dino students from mines mill senior high school and finally seven point 11 approval cancellation of all district after school activities to 320 and let’s start on to 420 my apologies not everyone was so great without losing my place. I forgot to read the number. I would entertain motion for approval please. by Karen a second john BB can Please call for the vote. Mr. Harris. Hi,
Yes. Mr. Garcia?
Yes. Dr. Carter?
Yes. Hi, this is Ellen.
Hi, Mr. Morris. I would have been dandy with keeping everybody here a little bit longer when really listen to me read again. We don’t have any action items this evening. Which brings us to our final agenda item of the meeting, which is an item nine discussion item 9.1. memorandum of understanding between St. Grande Valley schools and St. Frank community Montessori
School. Thank you, sir.
You’re Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of the board.
Yeah, for discussion is a memorandum of understanding between the modular tool and same brain. And I’ll just kind of highlight a couple of things. Actually, a thing I should point out is, we just made a couple changes and we give you an updated back view that the game does highlight.
And so just by way of review,
the property that’s discussion and the tanker property, located about approximately 10 feet to the east of the Innovation Center and co wrote, The district has been working with Boulder County and city to satisfy the next session in the city long run. We did that after we did that at the same time, we did an innovation center process without in the same cludes completing cloud mode to north as well as our district to the west. The district is setting aside approximately a million dollars to help complete Rosa utilities. The Montessori School worked with designers and contractors to complete set development and the district work with the school to develop purchase orders and process payments associated with a million dollars. And so with that, there’s a couple of numbers
module right here. It was a couple of times.
And so if you have any questions why, finally,
great spine and DuPont numbers, any questions, comments?
Thank you, Madam President. We have Senate we have the property subject to easements through which we purchase the property from Boulder County. Could you refresh my memory about that and talk about how this agreement complies with terms with under which we purchase the property. Right and I don’t remember the specifics of that event.
In a gym sense, we had to we are only allowed to build a building of a certain size.
And Katie, you might remember that number, etc
34,000 square feet
and it’s also associated with a certain number of outbuildings, as well as an outreach in regards to our culture and those types of things.
And, and is that we’ve, we’ve worked with Montessori school to to work with older county as well. In fact, we’ve met with them a variety of times, to make sure that we were on the right path and that this school couldn’t be built on that. Every answer
and is there a timeframe in which we have to develop property?
Yeah, there is that jack.
That was 10 years from the time
10 years. So
it was a little 10 years, but we’ll talk about it a few years ago. With my mom, it could have been
- So it’s our it’s our, and we anticipate then that we’ll be complying with both the timeline and deed restrictions in this relationship. Yes.
Our hope is planning. Our recommendation is to would you spoken about add a permanent structure on the bond that we go for next time, that would be used to create a permanent fixture in the in the interim. I know that Montessori is working on some potential alternatives to that approach, and if not a temporary approach with modulars but ultimately, we would definitely be going for bought prior to that time period laughs And that’s our primary plan to do
it. And so improvements on property, assuming that we went forward in this instance and some future time. Heaven forbid the Montessori program doesn’t work as we hoped that it would with the I guess we’ve come to that in the future but with the property then revert and prove us for two district
up in the million dollars, and then anything beyond the million dollars what he purchased or reimbursed by the district. So if a Montessori group were to build infrastructure out, let’s say the tune of 2.5 million or something, that first million wouldn’t be recoverable for them at the remaining out would be
assuming that it’s not public on the district uses to fund the construction.
Correct. All right.
Any other questions, comments? Deke went public on that would be consistent with when we hold out Aspen Ridge or any of the other areas, the understanding and the legal obligation if for some reason there were closure or default, that hopper would revert we property in the district. So
thank you. I’m very enthusiastic about the project, just the conditions under which we proceed to purchase the property. And the timeframe within which we agreed we would develop it those were two questions. I thought we useful to pressure memory bound.
Now then I want to really incredible things is the Montessori School has been highly successful. And there are a large number of our constituents that have strong strong interest in being part of that program. And so we’d be very excited to see a permanent fixture structure where we could invite more students to be part of that program and really see it flourish. And that’s that’s the intention. So we’re excited about this opportunity.
Thanks, john. All right. Well, what’s That’s been said. Any other comments or questions by Edward? All right.
Thank you. I’m gonna switch subjects. But I just want to really thank you for being present. The student involvement has really turned up, are involved in this was all together for me that the classes are this really short program and having them having you at a board here is phenomenal. I look at something that may or may not be true, but I see the environment of students and there, it’s the same twist in technology. They’re ahead of the curve. And then Don’s idea of the misbehavior that’s done on social media. I think it’s twofold. I think one parents didn’t get the sensitivity training that we’re seeing now getting into the schools, and I think that phenomenal, but also they did grow up with technology. And so there’s a new sword that they have in a hope that the students see mistakes that some parents make and it’s a small now but your involvement, it’s been phenomenal. I think you’re you’re Understanding of setting a priority of where these questions are leading to and the changes that they can really have on school district, it’s really important to merit a good discussion to our our students to say, you know what these questions do matter. They are setting a different tone, they’re making changes that that benefit the district, not just the students, but the teachers and everyone involved. I just want to thank you very much for that production. And I do have faith that our students are really raising the bar, I think cultural sensitivity was not something that was taught as much as it is out. So I want you to know that no, everyone’s wanting the the the merit of having your involvement is phenomenal as it is with all our students. And it’s my favorite thing on Boardman. So thank you very much.
rivet the You wrap that up. Do you want to Katie and Jennifer, and I’m sorry, I haven’t got you. Hi, Ryan. Great. Thank you for being here. Thank you for your patience and waiting. I know that this was a final agenda item this evening. So my apologies. And thank you for being patient. It’s my understanding, then, is that this copy with a few changes on it. That’s what I would like to recommend to the board we bring back for our Gosh, BB was the February 26, regular meeting as an action item for approval. And everyone on the board is in agreement with that. All right, fantastic. Okay. So that’ll come back then as an action item. Anticipate? Probably obviously, at the point that will be easily approved. We’d love to see you again at that meeting. I’ll leave that up to you all, though. And thank you for your patience and contribution to the school districts with honestly. Appreciate that. All right. That brings us to the closing of our meeting, Mensa Mina. Thank you and minute, I just want to go ahead and mention that our next meeting will be February 19. That study session was at Meade Middle School, and we switched that here to the boardroom, just because there’ll be a small group of us that will be meeting that evening, and there’s no need to ask the middle school staff to stay to accommodate the board and Don and Jackie, then we’ll have our regular meeting here on February 26, starting at 530 with quarterly financials and 6pm, regular meeting. Men, I just want to thank you for for being here this evening. And do want to recognize just how much Gretchen it really, really took for you to be honest and share a little bit about your personal experiences in the interest of making sure that all students have their needs met and are heard, and we share your concerns on that. But this evening, we’re in front of us. And so I would like to acknowledge you and just how self aware and pretty incredible that moment was. So thank you very much. You have the full Board of Education and the superintendent of schools at your your disposal up here if you have any questions, thoughts, recommendations, Anything we’re hearing and we would love to listen to. And if you don’t, that’s fine, too. I don’t want to put you on the spot. But certainly when I make that offer,
I’m free to, in minds currently full of all wrong thoughts at the moment. I’m all over the place. But all I really have say is thank you for having me here. And this was really insightful.
Well, thank you, you know, I tend to be a processor. So I think about something and I go away, and then all my thoughts come together, and then I want to talk about something. So please know that you’re welcome to reach out to any of us at any time. It doesn’t have to be at board meeting and it doesn’t have to be during Student Advisory Council. We’re all here and Dr. Haddad, you’re welcome to follow us, email us. We’re always available and we do want to hear from you. So once you had an opportunity to collect your thoughts and think if you’d like to reach out we would like to hear from you. Thank you. Great, thank you. All right. So with that I would entertain a motion for adjournment please. I can in a skin by john oliver. Hi. Thanks everyone. Drive safe.