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    JSIS BLT Agenda


    Building-wide norms


    Maintain focus on what is best for students
    Stay engaged, exhibit active listening
    Speak your truth
    Multiple perspectives
    Constructive communication
    Collaborative atmosphere
    Assume positive intent
    Experience discomfort
    Seek first to understand
    Evaluate ideas not individuals
    Accept/Expect non-closure
    Timeliness

    Function of BLT


    The primary functions of the JSIS-BLT are to promote and facilitate the collaborative decision making process which affects academic achievement. All decisions will be made in accordance with the Decision Making Matrix. The JSIS-BLT serves as one of the governing bodies of JSIS, with responsibilities for leadership, advocacy, financial stewardship, and strategic planning to assure the highest standards of educational excellence and an inclusive, supportive school community.



    Objectives of the BLT


    The BLT is to oversee the facilitation and development of:
    1. The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP). This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.
    2. Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.
    3. The school’s budget.
    4. Creation and yearly review of the Decision Making Matrix (DMM)

    In considering matters brought before the JSIS-BLT, the members shall have as their primary focus the best interests of the JSIS students. District policies, collective bargaining and other agreements to which JSIS or the District may be a party will be recognized and observed when formulating plans for JSIS.

    Members Present:

    • Aya, Angelica, Rie, Maria, Sarah, Melissa, Zoila, Elisabeth, Amanda

    Members Absent:

    • Junko

    Guests: Heidi, Yuki

    Date: March 26, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30

    Agenda Item


    Ethnic Studies update/ continued conversation

    Allocated Time


    60 min
    Thoughts/concerns:
    Where does the feedback go? How can parents help/give feedback?
    Do we get PD for teachers? Will there be on-going support?
    Do we put our racial equity team’s focus in other places?
    School board is determining when and how this will be implemented.
    Preparing new teachers with support, especially for those that have less experience in it
    Does the district have resources to have speakers come in?
    Time and preparation needed—how should teachers choose what unit/lesson to start with if previous teachers weren’t able to get through all of the material?
    Could the ethnic studies team provide teachers family letters to use?

    Agenda Item


    Staffing Update


    Facilitator: Sarah

    Action Items

    • Look through lessons as a team and send feedback to Elisabeth who will share with Tracy

    • Staff passed budget and we have submitted to district. We are moving forward with staffing process. Names of who is teaching what will come out Friday before Labor Day.

       

    Agenda Item


    BLT nomination dates/process


    Facilitator: Sarah

    Allocated Time


    15 min


    • Sarah will put information into the newsletter and give nomination due date in a few weeks. Then Sarah will send out to appropriate grade levels (hopefully they can then come to our May or June meeting)

    • Room reps can send out reminder in their newsletter



    Next meeting date and agenda items: April 23





    Date: March 26, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30


    Facilitator:

    Time Keeper:

    Recorder:

    Date: March 26, 2018


    Time: 2:45-4:30


    Facilitator:

    Time Keeper:

    Recorder:

    Members Present:

    • Aya, Angelica, Rie, Maria, Sarah, Melissa, Zoila, Elisabeth, Amanda

    Members Absent:

    • Junko

    Guests:

    • Heidi, Yuki

    Agenda Item


    Staffing Update


    Facilitator: Sarah