Attendees: Jeff, Colleen, Heather, Rawls, Katy, Filip Community Comments
- Jeff informed the group that he needs to step down from the role of facilitator. He has been accepted into a year long training program with a grad school-type curriculum and will not have the ability to continue in the facilitator role. Heather and Colleen agreed to work as co-facilitators for the rest of the 2013-14 school year with Colleen acting as facilitator in 2014-15.
Building and Space Update
- Filip presented an update on the situation for the 2014-15 school year
- Head Start will keep 3 classrooms
- CSS will continue its planned growth process
- To create the necessary classroom space, some staff will move and share office space as described in Filip’s email in December
- Parent feedback has been mixed between those upset and those appreciative of the efforts to accommodate the situation
- The group discussed the possible options and concerns for the 2015-16 school year as PPS enters a broader redistricting process for schools. The key questions/concerns expressed included:
- Who at PPS is going to be responsible for the process and ultimate decision?
- What is going to be the proposed timeline for the process and decision?
- When and how will our parents and community have the opportunity to participate in the process?
- The group decided to draft a joint letter, along with the PTA leadership group, to be sent to PPS administrators to open a conversation about these questions
Setting a 3 to 5 Year School Vision
- The group participated in the first step of a future vision exercise for the CSS mid-level program. The situation presented was: “In a perfect world, when one of our current 8th grade students returns to CSS as a high school senior, what would s/he see, hear, and experience as s/he spent a day visiting the mid-level program?”
- This work will continue and be shared with the community during future meetings