Laura Blodgett called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone for attending. She asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the last meeting. Monica Cox motioned to accept; Lorrie Gines seconded the motion. All present voted in favor of approval.
DeAnna Lloyd presented the data in more depth. She was able to drill down further in the data to show specific areas that were affecting schoolwide scores. The data showed a slight over-representation of the dual immersion ELL students not passing the SAGE. Low socioeconomic also factored into those not passing. The district is doing further research regarding the dual immersion and has found that our ELL dual immersion students struggle until eight grade and then they surpass their peers. HVE is using the NWEA to guide our teaching focus. Research shows that if a student can score 63% on NWEA they will pass SAGE. Teachers are using incentives, teaching test taking strategies and focusing on individual student growth.
School Land Trust Plan 2016-17:
DeAnna Lloyd provided the council with the School Land Trust Plan and went over the budget for the current year. Jason Long commented that as a teacher he had attended the conferences mentioned in the plan. He stated it was an excellent way to re-energize teachers and that it was money well-spent. DeAnna explained that new regulations are slowly cutting back on the amount allowed for behavior management.
DeAnna Lloyd explained the Title 1 funds the district receives and how they are divided among the elementary schools. Heber Valley Elementary is an inclusive Title 1 school meaning the funds can benefit any student in our school. Council members discussed how important it is to keep diversity in all the schools.
Alison Lowe asked about the progress on getting the flashing school zone sign moved. Ms. Lloyd said she will follow up for the next meeting.