Bridger Elementary School Community Council
Agenda & Minutes
Date: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Office Conference Room
Marci Austin – Teacher - present
Zinthia Cornejo - Parent - present
Lindsey Kelstrom – Parent - excused – piano lessons
John Taggart – Principal - present
MacKenzie Crist – Parent - absent
Brindy Bennett – Parent - present
Others Present – Janessa Zuchetto (AmeriCorps VISTA)
I. Welcome – Meeting Timing
II. Budget Update – Mr. Taggart shared the current budget expenditures with the council.
III. Informational Updates - Boundary and Park Construction – Mr. Taggart updated the council on the proposed boundaries shared with the boundary discussion committee and the proposed timeline. He also updated everyone on the pickle ball court and parking lot construction status.
IV. Goal Updates – Mr. Taggart reviewed the goals updated the council on the school’s progress on the goals.
- Attendance –
- Chronic Absenteeism – Bridger Elementary will reduce the number of students chronically absent (missing 10% or more of their school enrollment) by 10% from the previous year and as a school we will have at least 95% overall attendance.
- 95.45% Attendance as of today; Chronic Absenteeism 94 students or 13.5%
- Positive Incentive: At-10-Dance; Weekly Perfect Attendance; Focus Group 36 kids
- Behavior –
- Behavior Management School-wide – Bridger Elementary will reduce the number of office referrals by at least 10% from the previous year.
- Office referrals down – 82/37; 47/32;41/?(18)
- Reading Comprehension
- Reading – Bridger Elementary will evaluate reading comprehension via proficiency and growth using the STAR assessment in Grades 2-5 and evaluate reading fluency in grades K-1 using DIBELS.
- GRADES 2-5:
- Proficiency: The percentage of students reading and comprehending on the STAR assessment at or above the 40th percentile will be 65% on the May STAR Benchmark Assessment (SY 16-17 Fall Benchmark was 51.9%, Winter Benchmark was 55.8%) (STAR Screening Report)
- Growth: Each grade level 2-5 will have a median student growth percentile of 45 or higher after the May STAR Benchmark assessment. (SY 16-17 February median SGP’s by grade 2-5 are 2nd – 43, 3rd – 39, 4th – 50, 5th – 58) (STAR Growth Report by grade level)
- GRADES K-1:
- Kindergarten: At least 90% of students will be on benchmark on DIBELS as measured by the composite score on the May Benchmark test. (% of K students on Benchmark on the May EOY test from the most recent year back – 94%, 85%, 90%, 82%)
- 1st Grade: At least 70% of students will be on benchmark on DIBELS as measured by the composite score on the May Benchmark test (% of 1st students on Benchmark on the May EOY test from the most recent year back – 67%, 67%, 62%, 65%)
- Comprehension 2-5 – 50.35% in September; 50.03% in November (+14 students)
- Fluency K-1 – Beg of Year K 52% at or above; Beg of Year 1st 56% at or above
V. Classified Employee of the Year – Review and nominate candidate – The council voted unanimously to select Misty Nash as the Classified Employee of the Year.
Note – Council wants to clarify and update PM kinder drop off time. Concern about what to do with kids when leaving them and the timing of when tardies are counted.