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    Facilitator: Steven Payne WMS Library 7:25 AM

    I. Good Things

    II. CSIP

    • Looked over goals submitted by departments
    • Melinda recapped the Climate sub group retreat
    i. Belonging is a big focus
    ii. Cross department projects, assembly
    iii. Schoolwide book to read
    • Staff goal of climate: Build staff unity by voted on activities
    • Issue brought up of how to implement CSIP goals and strategies at beginning of year so work that is needed will have focus, intentionality
    i. CSIP updates at staff meetings to keep it moving
    • Completed CSIP will be emailed to BLT to approve for staff to vote on.

    III. Professional Development

    • Culture goal-work that goes into it
    • Culturally responsive & supportive practices--Micro aggressions, cultural humility, cultural self, restorative justice
    • Content area literacy strategies
    • How does all of this look in student outcomes (how do we keep it going through the whole year, what do we look for, how do we do job alike time to work on these?) How do we connect it to our CSIP goals.
    • Dharma Buford Motions to propose 3 PD topics above
    • Melinda Hill Second
    i. Motion passed

    IV. TLC (Teacher Leadership Cadre)
    • 2 positions proposed: Professional Development and Project Management
    • Melinda Hill motions
    • Dharma Buford Second
    i. Motion Passed

    V. October TRI Day (October 11)
    • Kurt Cohrs moves that we move it to August
    • Dharma Buford Seconds
    i. Motion Passed