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01/26/2022 SOT Minutes

Updated: Feb 1

Frederic Watson ES

SOT Meeting

January 26, 2022


Meeting was called to order @ 3:48 pm


  1. Roll Call - Attendees were: Shawn Nielsen, Aston Azcuna, Tiffany Martinez, Melissa Castellano, Silvia Silva, Michelle Holloway, Ricardo Barbosa, Dan Davis, and parent Andrea West


  1. Minutes - Review of the meeting minutes from December meeting, motion to approve the minutes by, Tiffany Martinez second by, Aston Azcuna, and approved unanimously.


  1. Recommendations for 21-22 or 22-23 school year

  2. Tutoring will begin the first week of February. Students were selected by Ms. Young and Ms. Kang for math and reading. Ms. Steel will be tutoring for SBAC practice.

Map data was used to determine the students with the highest need, approximately 100 students at this time.

  1. Ms. Shervanick’s Field Trip Information

Still gathering info, the military kids club has 34 students and the bus is able to fit up to 2 more classes.

  1. Reading A-Z license has not yet been purchased

information has been shared and license purchase is in the works, will update again next meeting.

  1. Review/Update on Past Items

  2. Staffing Update - many candidates have been recommended, HR process can be lengthy, will update again next meeting, additionally we are an early hire school, so many jobs are already posted.

  3. Librarian (Open) - hard to fill mid year, looking at next year

  4. 1-SPTA Early Child - interviews ongoing

  5. (2) Instructional assistant for resource-(Open) 1 has been hired

  6. SEIF- (Open) still looking

  7. 5th Grade-(Open) possible candidate, at this time focused on filling it for next year as mid year hires are hard to come by

  8. Resource- (Open) open, currently long term sub filled

  9. Clerk (Started on the 25th) Ms. Vicki started recently, came from MS, has experience and is a great addition to the team

  10. School Aide (Ms. Montana) will begin first week in Feb, safekey experience, great with the students and another great addition to the school staff

  11. STAR program will change from primary to intermediate next year.

  1. New Business

  2. Watson will receive a projected budget for 2022-2023.

  3. Proposals

-would like to add 2 additional strategists for next year to help support teachers and students, RBG3 - has responsibilities, the other 3 would each support 2 grade lvls (K-1, 2-3, 4-5).

-would like to continue to keep a full time SEIF, need to cover ½ of salary (given budget only covers ½ time)

-ESSER funds (given approx 104K to be used in the next 2 year) would like to offer year bonus to licensed staff (as ESSER allows)

  1. Title 1 Budget $249,401. mainly used to support additional teacher salary to reduce class sizes from the projections (covers approx 3.5 teacher salaries)

  2. Input for spending - send proposals

  3. Reading Program for 2022-2023 - District wide program has been postponed until 23-24 school year, looking at i-ready for next year -approximate cost 25K (reading and math components)

  4. Summer Acceleration little information at this time, dates are 5/31-6/17

  5. Information

  6. Next meeting FEBRUARY 9th @ 3:45, invitations to be sent out approx 3-5 days prior


6.0 Public Speaking Period - Ms. Andrea West (parent) spoke on the STAR program teacher concerns asking about her return from medical leave. Additionally, she expressed concerns about her student having to carry the chromebook to and from school everyday and fears of it being damaged, as not all students received a case. It was noted that the school did not receive enough cases for every student and it is being addressed with the district. Ms. West’s concerns about her students chromebook were addressed given her individual circumstances. We thank her for her comments and input in this meeting.


7.0 End of Meeting

Motion to adjourn by Tiffany Martinez, 2nd by Michelle Holloway. All in favor.

The meeting was dismissed at 5:04 pm


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