Agenda 10/15/14 & Minutes 10/8/14

Post date: Oct 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Agenda 10/15/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Lost & Found Motion
    4. Dress Code Discussion
    5. Notes & New Business

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

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Council Minutes 10/8/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (OEC): Made Council poster for open house.
      • (SL): Discussed Mrs. Caldwell’s student/teacher communication outside of school hours.
      • (SA): Additional research on swipe cards.
      • (Curric): Survey questions and teacher reporting.
      • (RJ): Created website, presenting to staff and common grounds at the end of the month.
    3. Intercom Quote Motion
      • “I move to include an inspirational quote after the pledge.”
      • Does this need to be a motion?
      • If it’s a motion then it can continue after graduation of current students.
      • Motion passes.
    4. Web Presence Motion
      • “Teachers are required to maintain a web presence with an up-to-date syllabus.”
      • Was voted to pass previously now back with administration-approved wording.
      • What is the allowed amount of time?
      • Tech Department is willing and able to help.
      • Day-to-day system of assignments works well for most teachers.
      • Why are we forcing teachers on doing things online?
      • Original reasoning: absent students to view assignments and reduce confusion and grant access.
      • Amendment to append “and assignment calendar.”
      • Some classes do not revolve around assignment calendars.
      • Should we add to require only at request of student?
      • This will be too onerous for something that will not be used.
      • Amendment to append a definition of web presence.
      • Mr. Campbell requested this change he should define as he wishes.
      • Motion to refer to the Curriculum Committee.
      • Motion fails.
      • Amendment fails.
      • Motion to refer to the Curriculum Committee.
      • Motion passes.
    5. Lost & Found Motion
      • “Lost and found items will be taken to the Haven after three weeks unclaimed.”
      • Bonnie is willing to organize and drive.
      • Bonnie already tracks items.
      • Who takes over for Bonnie?
      • Would not include binders, books, equipment, etc.
      • Urges students to be more responsible about their belongings.
      • Having a set date allows everyone to check, this might make more stuff be permanently lost.
      • If an item is lost on the day everything moves then there is no chance.
      • Amendment to replace “after three weeks” with “at the end of each quarter if”.

Meeting adjourns.