SCHOOL COUNCIL SUMMARY
February 16, 2012
The Camden Station Elementary School Council met in regular session in the Conference Room of Camden Station Elementary School with the following members present:
1. Stu Martin 2. Rachael Roy 3. Amy Larson 4. Sylvain Limprevil 5. Ann Mintman 6. Heidi Bramlage-Schomburg
- The meeting was called to order at 3:35.
- The Council reviewed and approved the agenda.
- The Council reviewed and approved the minutes of the January 19, 2012 meeting.
- Council Action Items
- Principal’s Report
- The first round of Program Reviews were presented to the Council by members of each of the committees. Emilee Morgan presented the Writing PR, Kelly Kahmann presented the A&H PR and Brittany Ford talked about the PLCS PR. Each presenter discussed areas that Camden is very strong in, and also areas where we need to grow. They also discussed the plan of action for areas of growth. Based on these initial reviews, Camden appears to be on the right track in the areas of Writing, A&H and PLCS.
- Mr. Martin again discussed with the Council the preliminary enrollment and budget numbers for the 2012-13 school year. By keeping the staffing numbers the same next year, based on the projected enrollment, Camden would have a staffing bill in excess of $175,000. Some of this could be paid with Section 6 money, if the Council chooses, but would still leave a balance of over $120,000. This amount is an unreasonable bill to pay out of other funds. Unless enrollment numbers change, the Council will explore class sizes of 18-24, which would result in 18 classroom teachers. Camden currently has 20 regular classroom teachers. The Council feels comfortable with class sizes of 18-24, especially with the intermediate housing the largest class sizes. With a projected drop in enrollment of 20-40 students, we can also anticipate less Section 6 money, student fees, K fees and daycare revenue. Because of this, the Council is also exploring 5 classified staff vs. 6. Camden currently has 6. The Council will continue to look at updated enrollment projections over the next few months to help make informed decisions about future staffing and spending.
- Having no further business, the Council adjourned at 4:43.