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    BLT Minutes for November 1, 2018

    BLT Mission Statement: Our BLT advocates mission-driven professional development and budgeting, and transformational school improvement to guarantee student learning and growth.

    Members:
    Marilynn Moritz (Counseling)
    Dharma Buford (Special Education)
    Isabelle Auty (Non-Core/Electives)
    Melinda Hill (HCC)
    Emily Butler Ginolfi (Principal)
    Steven Payne (Math/Science)
    Rich Jensen (Parents/Families)
    Perry Lee (SAEOP)
    Kurt Cohrs (SEA)
    Debra Tarpley (ELL)
    Melissa Pailthorp (Parent/Families)
    Ole Carlson (ParaProfessionals)
    Fa'izah Bradford (SPS Race & Equity)

    BLT Mission Statement:  Our BLT advocates mission-driven professional development and budgeting, and transformational school improvement to guarantee student learning and growth.

    Facilitator:  Steven Payne                    WMS Library                      7:25 AM

    I. Recap of BLT Training
    • Clarifying what exactly the BLT is in charge of was very helpful (Budget, CSIP, PD, Decision Making Matrix)
    • On the table to look for: changing the school’s mission statement?

    II. BLT By-laws & Decision Making Matrix proposed changes
    • By-Law Amendment Proposal
    Topic
    Upping parent/family representation section to 5 members
    Reasoning
    To be broader to capture more than just PTSA families.
    Topic
    Add community partners as voting members
    Reasoning
    To include more diverse voices. Community partners include Parks, SU, and Kaiser.
    Topic
    Add RET
    Reasoning
    In accordance to CBA
    Topic
    Student Supports rather than counseling
    Reasoning
    Counseling is such a small group, pull from a larger pool to include nurse, case-managers, physiologist.
    Topic
    Recommendation language for some parent volunteers and community partners
    Reasoning
    To ensure diversity and attendance
    Topic
    ASB 7th grade representative  any ASB rep
    Reasoning
    To ensure some student will come
    Topic
    Added language regrading “at-large” position
    Reasoning
    Make sure that the position is filled BUT limit term to a year in hopes to fill the position with person from actual category representing position.
    Topic
    Move elections to fall
    Reasoning
    allow staff levels to even off
    Topic
    Amend how minutes are approved
    Reasoning
    Streamline process

    • Melinda motioned to bring these bylaw changes to the staff
    o Dharma 2nd
    o Passed. Amendments will be brought forward to staff for a vote.
    • Decision Making Matrix Amendment Proposal
    Topic
    Remove “New and/or amended school norms and procedures (not requiring contract waivers)”
    Reasoning
    Not in our scope according to the CBA
    Topic
    Add Decision Making Matrix
    Reasoning
    Part of our CBA requirements
    Topic
    Clean up acronyms
    Reasoning
    Clarity, remove nonexistent groups, add in new groups
    Topic
    “May have input” column to all
    Reasoning
    Because anyone can have input and we want to be inclusive.

    • Melinda motioned to bring these Decision Making Matrix changes to the staff
    o Dharma 2nd
    o Passed. Amendments will be brought forward to staff for a vote.
    • Email documents out by Monday. Q&A and voting on Wednesday the 11/7
    III. Calendar for BLT
    • Calendar put on hold because no information is ready.