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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:


    The Continuous Improvement Plan (CSIP). This also includes the school’s efforts to ensure equity in discipline, learning and opportunity for all students.


    Developing a school wide professional development plan that supports the CSIP.


    The school’s budget.


    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:
    Leslie Ramirez (Yr.1, S)
    Vivian Song Maritz
    Rie Zilly (Yr.2, J)
    Christi Miller
    Genna McLaren (Yr. 1, E)
    Yoko Chiba
    Chika Imanishi (Yr. 1)
    Kathleen Gillespie (Yr.1, Library)
    Sarah Jones
    Christy Smith
    Gregory Widmyer
    Members Absent: Christy
    Guests: none

    Agenda Item:
    Review new C-SIP data

    Facilitator:
    Sarah Jones
    Allocated Time

    15 min
    Highlights:
    Review highlights of the school data

    Notes:
    Goal: reduce by 50% set for LAP students (40 students)
    Are there consequences for not meeting the goal? Sarah: No
    Scores are grades 1-5
    Reading goals discussion, grades 1-5 (not K)
    Reduce # of all students not meeting by 50%
    BLT discussed whether the 50
    Discussion of trends in ELA SBA data, progression from 71% (3rd) to 90% (5th) is opposite to other elementary schools, but on trend for dual language programs
    Math SBA data: discussion of preassessment data
    Discussion of advanced learning, not assessed or captured in data


    Agenda Item:
    CSIP Racial Equity Goal update
    Facilitator:

    Sarah Jones
    Allocated Time
    5 minutes
    Highlights:
    Provide BLT with an update on goal progress

    Notes:
    Can we add on a numerical goal to measure the student goal? (Will do with Christy on Monday)
    Kathleen administered the survey for consistency
    Race and Equity Team pulled together the data

    Action Items:
    Christy will report back on Monday
    From Christy:

    Agenda Item:

    Staff PD Update

    Facilitator:
    Kathleen Gillespe
    Allocated Time
    5 minutes
    Highlights:
    Provide BLT with an update on recent Staff PD engagement

    Notes:
    The staff is receptive, the culture is receptive, uncomfortable but important work and we are developing a shared vocabulary for racial equity and culturally responsive teaching
    The Ethnic Studies framework is flexible and can be applied in many contexts
    5 free parent workshops available, Sarah has notified PTA


    Agenda Item:


    Facilitator: Christi Miller
    Allocated Time
    10 minutes
    Highlights:
    Provide BLT with an update around sharing the BLT minutes with the parent community

    Notes:
    Who to share with? Room reps or BLT grade level reps? How to we increase timely parent input?
    Can minutes be posted on the JSIS website from BLT? Sarah: Yes
    Sarah would send to Amber and E-news, typically how communicated in the past
    Sarah sent September minutes to Amber Dukhart to post
    Will it be posted to the PTA website or the JSIS district website in the future?
    Minutes can still be sent to E-News to be made available to parents during the logistical transition
    PTA would like it posted on the JSIS website
    All the BLT meetings are already posted on the JSIS website
    If they are not posted, email Sarah and she will repost them
    Monthly minutes will be sent by Christy (when Sarah is on maternity leave) after staff have reviewed them to E-News and Amber to put on the JSIS website (or whoever is newly responsible for posting)
    For the agenda: Sarah’s goal has been to send out the week before, but Christy is only here ½ the time, so it has been challenging to complete it one week in advance every time
    Turn around time for the notes: appx. 2 weeks (processing for approval, submission, edits, then sent to E-news and published in the next E-news)

    Next meeting date and agenda items:  None at this time

    Facilitator: Sarah Jones

    Next BLT Meeting: 11/21 (3rd Thursday)


    Agenda Item:

    Review new C-SIP data


    Facilitator: 

    Sarah Jones


    Allocated Time


    15 min

    Highlights:

    • Review highlights of the school data


    Notes:

    • Goal: reduce by 50% set for LAP students (40 students)

    • Are there consequences for not meeting the goal? Sarah: No

    • Scores are grades 1-5

    • Reading goals discussion, grades 1-5 (not K)

    • Reduce # of all students not meeting by 50%

    • BLT discussed whether the 50

    • Discussion of trends in ELA SBA data, progression from 71% (3rd) to 90% (5th) is opposite to other elementary schools, but on trend for dual language programs

    • Math SBA data: discussion of preassessment data 

    • Discussion of advanced learning, not assessed or captured in data