Albion School Community Council Minutes
September 19, 2023
Albion Media Center, 4:05pm
Members Present: Mr. Eric Gardner, Ms. Amanda Parker, Ms. Reagan Jewell,
Ms. Bailee Monteiro, Ms. Stephanie Nasser, Kim Steenblik, Rachel Bills, Emily Decker, Stephanie Lewis, Pat Passey, Michelle Schmidt, Lindsey Tait, and Kevin Taylor. Excused: Ashley Anderson, Anna Evensen, Jessica Pohlman. Absent: Cristina Cook and Wes Novak.
Call to order: Kim Steenblik, SCC Chair
Motion to approve agenda: Kevin Taylor, 2nd Emily Decker, Passed
Motion to approve minutes of 9/29: Stephanie Lewis, 2nd Michelle S. Passed
Remove from SCC Roster: Melinda Rosevear and Kim Wedlick
- Gardner presented the School Safety and Digital Citizenship Report. He reviewed the steps taken by Albion administration to discuss digital citizenship with the faculty, students and community. It was noted that the Thrive Time program includes four lessons and one digital safety presentation with every unit that is taught throughout the year.
- Parker discussed the School Safety portion. Annual reviews of safety protocols and regularly scheduled drills are conducted with students and staff. We now have new walkies with better range, classroom door magnets, and a statewide Take Action plan.
- Future safety projects for Albion include a couple of short hallways that could use cameras, and perimeter fencing for Albion property if funds become available. (See Attachment)
- The Teacher Recognition Committee will honor faculty and staff at all three Noble Knight assemblies on November 9. Mr. Gardner will send out the google form for nominations. Award recipients could be named on the school website. Michelle Schmidt will be added to this committee.
- Albion SCC appreciates the addition of crossing guards to serve our students. Also, the administration outside in the mornings, is really helping traffic flow and student safety.
Mr. Gardner distributed copies of a TSSP Amendment Request. Albion will receive $25,000 this year in additional funding from the state TSSP, and other adjustments in planned expenditures will provide another $20,000. The originally allocated expenditures will be fully funded, and the goals maintained. Mr. Gardner would like the excess money distributed using $10,000 for student incentives to achieve school goals. The faculty would be rewarded with $16,000 for professional development conferences and $19,000 for transportation, airfare, lodging and per diem expenses at conferences. The SCC voted unanimously to support this amendment request after a motion by Kevin Tayor that was seconded by Rachel Bills.
Ms. Jewell said the counselling department has been teaching self-advocacy to the 7th graders, and is working with the 8th graders on Planning for College and Career Readiness.
Emily Decker proposed adjournment that was seconded by Michelle Schmidt at 5:00 pm, passed.