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Community Council

September 15, 2016

Suzanne Stirland, Chair

Heather Hogge

Kim Crump

Crystal Stander

Anna Lynne Yamashita

Diane Rockwood, Principal

Becky Dills, teacher representative (minutes)

Our members will be same as above including Tracy McBride.

Tracy McBride, Becky Dills and Diane Rockwood are employed by the district.

Crystal motioned that we accept the members of the Community Council

Kim seconded the motion

All members in attendance were in favor of accepting the members as read.

Kim nominated Crystal to be the Community Council Chair

Heather seconded it.

Community Council meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month.

Due to fall break, October’s meeting will be held on October 13th.

Diane motioned for the date change in October. Kim seconded it. 100% were in favor.

Freedom Elementary has a rule that no skateboards, ripsticks and rollerblades are allowed at

school. Crystal motioned that we amend the rule to allow students to use skateboards, ripsticks

and rollerblades. Annalynne seconded it. 100% were in favor of the motion.

Budget review:

$451 in carry over

AmeriCorps has been added to Freedom. The AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator will work 8

hours a day but we will only have to pay for 4 of the 8 hours,

Technology update: We have added 2 labs, 3 class sets of chromebooks, 2 class sets of iPads,

5 iPads in each kindergarten class. Technology Tuesday is offered every week to help teachers

learn how to use technology in their classroom.

Kindergarten students who graduated to 1st grade this year were able to maintain their DIBELS

growth remarkably better than in past years.

3rd grade ELA scores were above the district. Math was below; however, the teachers are

re-evaluating and making changes.

4th grade ELA scores dropped below the district. Math was equal to the district. Science was

below the district.

5th grade scores were above district in ELA, Math, and Science.

6th grade scores were above the district in ELA and Math. They were below the district in


Suzanne asked that we close the meeting. Diane seconded it

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