PCSSD - Certified Personnel Policy Committee Minutes: Mar. 11, 2014

Certified Personnel Policy Committee Minutes: Mar. 11, 2014

Conference Room B

Present: Chairperson Pam Fitzgiven, Robert Austin, Joyce Bender, Loveida Ingram, Paul Brewer, Janice Warren, Jackie Smith, and Laura Bednar

I. Call to Order: 4:45 p.m.

II. Approval of the Agenda:

Motion to accept the March agenda made by Austin; seconded by Ingram. Motion carried.

III. Approval of Minutes:

Motion to accept February minutes by Austin; seconded by Ingram. Motion carried.

IV. Report Cards and Professional Learning Community Surveys:

Bednar stated that we are going to continue with the standards based report cards. Each year a grade will be added to implement the standards based report cards of advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic at the elementary level. Report cards will remain the same at the secondary level (6-12). Bednar and Warren understand and realize there are inconsistencies of how PLC’s are being conducted but stated they are not sure how to fix the problem. Warren stated that PLC’s will be addressed next year in feeder patterns. Dr. Bednar stresses that the successfulness of a PLC is based on the original intent. Joyce Bender made some suggestions as to how PLC’s could be conducted more effectively. Bednar and Warren were receptive and stated they would like to meet with her to discuss further options.

V. Time for Speakers:

People (not members of the PPC) should be able to speak to the PPC. Bender made a motion to allow speakers a five (5) minute time allotment when speakers are requested by the committee; seconded by Brewer. Motion carried. Austin asked for a roll call vote: Warren-yes, Smith-yes, Brewer-yes, Ingram-yes, Bender-yes, Austin-yes, Fitzgiven-yes.

VI. Voting by Committee.

Chairperson Fitzgiven stated there was nothing to discuss and asked that this item be skipped. Motion to strike item VI voting by committee from the agenda made by Austin; Seconded by Bender. Motion carried.

VII. Change to the 2013-2014 Calendar:

The committee agreed to leave the 2013-2014 calendar alone in regards to the inclement weather days. Good Friday will continue to be a make-up day for inclement weather, as well as, adding the remainder of the days to the end of the school year. Brewer states the ’14-’15 calendar was approved by the Board. Chairperson Fitzgiven reminded the committee that the calendar should have been brought to the PPC before being approved by the CAB. Brewer made the motion to revisit the ’14-’15 calendar to make necessary amendments; seconded by Austin. Motion carried.

VIII. Sick Leave Bank Language:

Brewer explains that two years ago administration did not belong to sick leave bank. Currently they do. According Brewer, they do not have the ability to separate the administrators from teachers; a request that was made by Chairperson Fitzgiven. A list of members in the sick leave bank was submitted to Chairperson Fitzgiven. All people on the list gave 1 day. Chairperson Fitzgiven stated that there is currently a grievance being filed by a SLB member for pay being docked for days not worked, yet she borrowed days from the SLB. Brewer stated that he was unaware of this and would check into it. January’s SLB proposal was presented by Chairperson Fitzgiven with the removal of the catastrophic illness section. Much discussion was made on how to address the Sick Leave Bank Policy. Short term and long term disability is now provided to all employees by the district. Language change to the current SLB was tabled again to be addressed at the next meeting. Chairperson Fitzgiven stated that she’s going to ask Bill Goff to attend the next meeting in response to the salary schedules for next year.

IX. Adjournment: 6:30 p.m.

Minutes Submitted by Joyce Bender