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August 2014 Minutes

Lincoln County High School

Advisory Council

 August 18, 2014

 

The Lincoln County High School Advisory Council met in its regular scheduled meeting on August 18, 2014 in the LCHS Media Center office. The meeting was called to order by principal, Mr. Tim Godbey   at 4:03pm.

 

Members Present:                                                                 Guests Present:                     

Tim Godbey                                                                             BJ Martin

Natalie Sutton                                                                       

Jennifer Kaiser

Jeff Wesley

                                                             

 

Opening Business

  1. Agenda-The agenda was reviewed and there were no amendments.
  2. Review minutes of July-The minutes were reviewed and no changes were necessary.
  3. Good News Report-All positions are filled.  TPGES is off to a great start.  LCHS started as the year off well.
  4. Public Comment-None

 

Student Achievement

  1. 1st Quarter Plan 2014-2015-Mr. Godbey provided the council with the latest quarterly plan.  He hopes that the test scores will be released by the state department in the coming weeks.
  2. Review ACT data-The council looked over the average ACT scores for LCHS from the past five years. LCHS has continued to make progress over these past 5 years.  In 2014, LCHS composite score was 19.8, however when you factor in Fort Logan the score drops to 19.1.

Planning

  1. LCHS Committees 2014-2015-The council looked over SBDM  policy 1.0603 Standing Committees.  Committees will be reinstated when the school has exited the PLC status in October 2015. The committee list is being reviewed to see which ones can be removed.

 

 

Budget Report

  1. Review Financial Statements for July 2014- The July financials were reviewed and no changes were necessary.

 

Committee Reports

  1. Discuss Program Review and Monthly Group Reports (Create Timeline)-The   following teams will present to the advisory council: Writing Program Review-Sept and Jan; PLCS Program Review-Oct. and Feb.; A/H Program Review-Nov. and Mar.; and TAT/World Language Dec and April.
  2. Update on Strategies Classes and number of students making benchmarks-Currently there are around 250 students in each class but in the classes of the Math and English strategy classes.  The ninety computers that burnt up in the fire will be paid for with insurance money. LCHS hopes to have them by the end of September. 

 

Review

  1. LCHS Grading Policy- SBDM policy 21.01 Grading policy was provided to the council. One of the school’s major deficiencies is our grading system.  Currently, Math and Foreign Language are using Standards Based Grading in their classroom.  Mr. Godbey wants all contents to implement a consistent policy.  BJ Martin is going to research other schools SBDM policies on grading with SBG.  The council suggested that the policy when written be common, general, not to specific and model-based. 
  2. LCHS Dress Code-The current dress code was presented. The faculty addressed their concerns about the long fox tails that drag the floor and cause a disruption in the classroom.  Mr. Godbey is going to speak with Johnathon Baker, the district’s attorney about a policy verbiage issue in the student handbook concerning these tails.  The council would like for it to read that no Halloween costumes or accessories can be worn unless it is an approved school function.     

 

Old Business

 

New Business

 

Consultation on Hiring

 

Adjourn

            The meeting ended at 5:05 pm.

 

Minutes submitted by:

Natalie Sutton

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