Community Council Meeting was held March 8, 2018 in the Riverdale Elementary School Library at 5:00 p.m. with the following in attendance:
Melanie Johnson, Liz Staten, Taunya James, Allan Noland and Brian Hall
Agenda item: Plan for 2018-2019
Brian Hall suggested we keep the salaries for Intervention Aides and Projectors as the main focus for this year's plan. This is an ongoing need for the school. Liz Staten shared her observation in witnessing the growth she has seen in the students. Allan Noland stated we need to do as many projectors as possible, but salaries for aides should be a priority.
Agenda item: Voting for Plan
Melanie Johnson called for a vote on the plan with results as follows:
6 Votes in favor of moving forward with the aides and projectors
3 Members were excused from the meeting
Agenda Item: Sharp Survey (Allan Noland)
Allan shared information on the Sharp Survey. He has noticed a hard line when parents are active protective factors for drugs, alcohol and smoking. If parents are a "little bit protective", the child is more likely to use substances. Inhalants are on the rise in our area. It was suggested we need to share our area's data at Parent Teacher Conferences to target parents and not just children. Statistically, one in ten Sixth Graders have tried alcohol.
Agenda Item: Other Business
We need to redesign our meetings. Allan Noland volunteered to act as Secretary. We need to set up voting for next year's President. Allan will be sharing more of the Mental Health Issues (SHARP Survey) during the next meeting.
Next Meeting Date: April 19, 2018 at 5:00p.m. in the Riverdale Elementary School Library