Local School Leadership Council Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3:00p.m.
2019/2020 Academic Calendar:
Attendance: Gabrielle Contreras, Bertha Caraveo, Erica Grall, Derek Martin, Michelle Peraza, Albert Rodriguez, Deborah Steinert, Rodney Wright, Scott Craig, and Lourdes Herrera
Presented by Victor Rodriguez
Given parameters are that we need to have 180 instructional days that is set by the district. We need to have 65,300 instructional minutes minimum. However, a bit more minutes are needed if you want to have some enrichment activities throughout the year. For example, Friday we had Multicultural Day with an extended lunch. That extended lunch was not instructional time. Last month we had Marchella and that was an extra 12 minutes which was not instructional time. In October/November, we had Dia de los Muertos which was not instructional.
Next is types of instructional days. There are 3 types of instructional days. And within one type there are 3 subtypes. There is the regular day which has to be a minimum of 377 instructional minutes. There is a PD Tuesday. The faculty voted for 14 of these which is 287 minutes minimum. There is a minimum day that includes periods one through six. For example, at the end of the first semester and the last day of the second semester, those are minimum days, which add up to 247. There is another kind of minimum day which is PBLAO. It is compensatory in nature. We have that each semester after the fall PBLAO and spring PBLAO. That is 247. And then we have the minimum days for final exams, which we have six of those throughout the year; 3 in the fall, 3 in the spring that comes out to 247 minutes.
Now you take these instructional days and multiply them with the number of days. For example, on a regular day Victor Rodriguez's proposal is to have 156 of those multiplied by 377, and that's how many days our kids will have for instructional minutes. We have 14 PD Tuesdays voted by the staff. That's going to give us 4,018 minutes. We have two minimum days at the end of each semester, which is 502. We've got the two PBLAO's that's also 502. And we have the six final exams that's 1606. When you add all this up it has to add up to 65, 300 minimum. The final total comes out to 65,340 minutes. This allows us to have buffer days. This gives us 13.33 seconds per day extra.
Refer to Tentative and Mutable Hard Copy Calendar:
August 20, 2019, 1st instructional day
August 27, 2019, Faculty Meeting
September 5, 2019, Back to School Night, on the day MISIS opens. There will be no report card distribution during Back to School Night. The report card window opens early in the fall because it is only 79 days. The second semester is 101 days.
September 17, 2019 and September 24, 2019, are both PD Tuesdays. The district has back-to-back PD Tuesdays. This repeats itself several times throughout the school year.
October 17, 2019, Student-Led Conferences
November 1, 2019, is Dia de los Muertos. There will be an extended 42 minutes lunch.
December 17, 18, and 19, 2019, are final exams. The faculty has voiced a request in the past to have alternating final exam sequences. Periods 3 & 4, on the 17th, periods 1 & 5, on the 18th, and periods 2 & 6, on the 19th.
January 13, 2020, spring semester begins
January 14 and 21, there is a PD Tuesday
February 4 and 18, 2020, is a PD Tuesday plus Faculty Meeting
March 26, 2020, Student-Led Conferences. Report cards will be distributed on this day.
April 14-21, 2020, there will be an extension for ELA SBAC testing, because many students were not able to finish the essay portion of the exam previously.
June 2020, we have Final Exams, minimum days, and graduation.
Dr. Nury Arrivillaga makes a motion to approve the calendar and Scott Craig seconds it. The vote is unanimous.
Discipline Committee Update:
Presented by Dr. Nury Arrivillaga
Dr. Nury Arrivillaga says last meeting we agreed that security was to wear vests. Why no vests?
Mr. Wright says that he does not know why but that he will find out.
Dress Code--A detailed list is suggested of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable because students will challenge if not listed.
No headphones and no electronics. However, this is a classroom policy.
What is the best way a teacher can address dress code without getting in trouble? An example, male students calling out students because of cleavage.
Mr. Wright says we should focus on what we want students to do rather than what we don't want students to do.