School Council Minutes March 2015

Meeting Minutes

Flippen Elementary School Council

Opening:

The meeting of Flippen Elementary school council was duly called to order by Felicia Harrell  and held on Friday, March 20, 2015 beginning at 8:40 a.m.

Present were: 

 Dr. Toni Obenauf, Felicia Harrell, Sharon Bryant, Lya Snell, Denise Roach, Natosha Reid-Rice and  April Williams.

Old Business:

Robotics:

Dr Obenauf updated that she had checked on this program, but they really wanted a teacher to facilitate the program but they are too busy. She also mentioned that she really would like to get Big Thinkers/science program, and have the program personnel to rent a room and facilitate. More information on this will be available by the summer with goal to start in the next school year.

Good News:

Felecia mentioned that she is working with First United Methodist Church to get the program together; several meetings have been scheduled and cancelled due to numerous conflicts. Next meeting is scheduled for mid-April, and goal is to start this program in the next school year.

 

New Business:

Fifth Grade Celebration:

Staff has submitted request to conduct a raffle, and approval received this past week.  Felecia mentioned they would raffle an IPAD as the 1st place prize, and other prizes TBD.  So far, they have a commitment to donate 4 tickets for the Braves game, and are working with Walmart to obtain a donation. If Walmart provides a gift card, it could be used to purchase items for the raffle.

 

 

Flippen Elementary Climate rating:

Dr Obenauf said she attended a principal’s meeting last week to discuss he results from the climate survey, with ratings of 1-6. Flippen had 106 parents to participate.  

-The star score was for the last school year, so this year’s score will likely be the same since they did not know there was an issue with the questions.

- Staff/parents ranked in the 96th percentile and students ranked in the 66th percentile-- but ratings were skewed due to the type of questions, and the students likely did not understand some of them. 

- Student handbook is being revised to address some of these issues and provide clarification

Other:

-PTO Childrens Ball on February 13 was a big success

-Spring Fling coming up, Friday April 17 6-8 p.m.

-Georgia Milestone Testing, Tuesday April 14 – Wednesday April 29

New Agenda Items:

Agenda to be set by Chairperson.

Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 9:20 a.m. by Dr. Obenauf.  The next school council meeting will be held April 17, 2015  at Flippen Elementary beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Minutes submitted by: April Williams 

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