Senate Minutes 3/11/2008
Called to Order 3:15; majority in attendance
I. Approval of Minutes
a. Motion called for acceptance of minutes as submitted; seconded. Motion carried and minutes were approved.
II. Principal’s Report
a. Budget Report – The 2008-09 Allocation Budget Items were reviewed line by line. The following waivers were applied for:
i. Library assistant -.5 accepted
ii. Admin. Secretary (convert 260/220) accepted
iv. .9 FTE Special Ed Cert -.9 denied
The application for waiver of the contract for the Special Ed cert teacher will go before a vote of all staff. With 2/3 approval, we’ll again ask to reduce our allocation of certificated staff in order to increase our instructional assistant staff. This is necessary to maintain or inclusion model.
We did not apply for a waiver to decrease our allocation of Assistant Principals from 2 to 1. It is felt that the district would be firm about this position; the staffing standard is 800 students: AP. In addition, the cost difference in comparison to our current situation is not considerable. The process for hiring the AP will be contingent upon Hale having the choice of candidates: 1) we interview; 2) if none are acceptable we can choose not to hire; 3) we do not have to choose a district placement.
This year we are able to fund 44.2 teachers. It is the first year for a long time that we haven’t had to sacrifice. We are able to fund all the basics and also fund: the supply budget, .2 to have a full time nurse, Tech. Support, Writers in the Schools Program, Web Master Stipend, and CFG Coach Stipend. After all these are funded there is a sum left over for such things as library budget, professional development, IKON, and other agenda items. Other items will be prioritized at the next meeting. (The Special Education Waiver must be decided by the District and those positions secured before these additional monies are allocated.)
There is additional funding from the Nathan Hale Foundation.
Motion called to approve the budget as submitted through the Line Item Tally; Seconded. Motion carried and Budget was approved.
III. Old Business
a. Budget Report – See Above.
b. Field Trip Policy – will be discussed at next Staff Meeting
IV. New Business
a. Book Fine Policy
Next meeting 3/25/2008 Meeting adjourned 4:15