Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education Meeting - October 10, 2018 Submitted by Tricia Wilder

Audit Committee Report External Auditor - all good Internal Auditory - all good

Superintendent of Schools Redefining Ready - put together by AASA (metrics to determine if students are college and career ready.) Premise is that students are more than a number, students learn in a variety of ways, AASA looked at research based organizations and they identified certain indicators to see if kids were college ready, GPA is an indicator of success in college, absenteeism influences the chances of graduation and completing college, community service increases college graduation rate, There has never been research that says passing regents is an indicator of college success, The problem in NYS is that to take a civil service exam you must have graduated from high school Proposal 1 diploma with 3 options This has been presented by Dr. Camhi to commissioner, regents, and it is gaining traction, people are interested because it is research based, all superintendents in Nassau County agree with this, Question - how would upstate schools fair without having the resources that we do on Long Island, - Camhi doesn’t believe there is a school district in NYS that couldn’t start this tomorrow

Comments/Reports to BOE and Community Baldwin was in top 4 for School Spirit - air on Ch 12 tomorrow Be Kind initiative - many schools are continuing past the 21 days Baldwin Then and Now - Coloring Book done by our students Lenox and Plaza - PTA Schools of Excellence Lenox - NYS recognized the PARP program Legislative Forum - tomorrow night at 8pm Homecoming was amazing Shubert School - ribbon cutting with Simon Youth Foundation

Comments from Board Members Karyn - NSBA - NC Executive reached out to get our take on School Districts requesting cameras near the school, they felt we should have the right to choose Sue - Voting Delegate at NYSBA - she will attend local and civic meetings, Joel - football games, homecoming, band day, PTA Council meeting, Mary Jo - Refit - guest was Christine Pelligrino, NC Athletic Hall of Fame - 3 from Baldwin, Board Leadership Academy, Octoberfest at the Community Garden, Ribbon Cutting at Shubert Annie - Homecoming tribute to Aretha Franklin, Volleyball Tournament

Comments from the Community Shubert community member - ever since the program at Shubert we have had more police officers around, not happy with the behavior of the students, fights, doesn’t believe they are all high school students

Shubert Community Member - complaining about the environment since program has begun, the kids have been rowdy,

Shubert Community Member - confused about what is going on, brought calendars from last year and this year, Baldwin High School at Shubert (who made the decision and when) - The BOE made the decision at a prior meeting, is this an unchangeable decision? No, it is permanent? Yes, where do these students come from? Baldwin, Do you care what this is doing to the community - what if I sell my house, suggestion - reach out to the community and educate them

Shubert Community Member - 20 kids in front of his attacking 1 student, he had his 9 month old and 4 year old, he called the police because he couldn’t help the principal, the kids are rude and disrespectful, police said they looked familiar because they were arrested, kids are throwing litter on property, smoking, security needs to be tighter,

Shubert Community Member - our homes and neighborhood is being affected by the new program, not an issue with the program but the students enrolled in the program, she wants to know what is the plan? Concerned about these kids pulling their kids into a bad situation, what is the plan? Camhi - we are in constant contact with principal, I have written down everything, we are taking these concerns seriously, we will meet with the kids tomorrow morning and we will monitor the loitering, the community wants a list of the consequences so they know what will happen when they break the rules, Annie - we have a code of conduct and we have consequences for the students

Brookside Parent - 3rd grade split, how is that going? In the process of interviewing, demos, resolution in the next few weeks,

Community Member - can the agenda be a little more detailed

Brookside - class size (13 years in community) - has there been any studies about opening up Shubert again because class sizes are growing and space is limited at Brookside, we pay a lot in taxes and kids don’t have a room for art or music Annie - number of students has declined at Brookside but we are starting discussions about class sizes with Dr. Camhi

Next Meeting Oct 24th - Musical Preview, Index cards with questions, Recognition of the BOE

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