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Special Board Meeting: Middle School Decision - Shared screen with speaker view
tricia mcente, board
10:14
Tricia McEntee
Ryan Mayo, board
10:16
Ryan Mayo
Clare Berkey, Board Member-Staff Representative
10:17
Clare Berkey
eringallagher, board
10:20
Erin Gallagher
Alethea Stone, Board
10:21
Alethea Stone
Tim Board member
10:24
Tim McCarthy
Jessica De Feyter (Board member)
10:31
Jessica De Feyter
christinelilly, board
10:44
Christine Lilly
Rachel’s iPhone
24:31
I have to leave meeting but I don’t understand why they can’t hire someone who has taught that age group before? Thanks!!!
christinelilly, board
30:24
Kissel family would like to talk as well
christinelilly, board
48:30
Please show my video
Michael Girodo
01:11:53
of the current 5th grade class of 16 who have stated their intent to return, there are 6 who have younger siblings, and of those 2-3 might choose to move their younger siblings out of the school if we don't have a 6th grade
eringallagher, board
01:12:17
Thank you
christinelilly, board
01:25:36
The middle school position doesn’t require Montessori training even….
Michael Girodo
01:27:59
Correct, but as I understand it, the MS vision and mission is fundamentally anchored to having someone who will get the Montessori training.
christinelilly, board
01:28:25
Its a Montessori-based curriculum using resources of a traditional model so yes, it would be great but not required at all
Jess Valand, Board Chair
01:30:07
We are not talking about 6th grade, to be clear. There isn’t a recommendation to do anything differently at this time.
eringallagher, board
01:33:36
While I hear you Jess, the knock on effects of our decision today are critical to understand. MG - my question still stands. What is the affect to lower el if we can’t fill Cassady’s position?
Michael Girodo
01:35:02
It is not just an issue of filling Cassady's position, it also includes filling Laura G'
eringallagher, board
01:35:27
Right - Does it mean larger class sizes?
Michael Girodo
01:35:36
That is up to 2 new positions out of 5 LE/UE
Clare Berkey, Board Member-Staff Representative
01:35:56
What about staff that might leave if we don’t start the Middle School?
eringallagher, board
01:36:36
Right - if those positions go unfilled - what happens?
Jason Godley
01:41:18
All very helpful Michael and Emily.
Clare Berkey, Board Member-Staff Representative
01:41:28
We have all the details to make this work
christinelilly, board
01:42:25
Our first year of the school was not “successful” but here we are 6 years in…serving our community
christinelilly, board
01:46:47
I had an amazing conversation with a unicorn yesterday…
Cassady
01:46:47
Sorry I won't have time to speak - I have children in the room now. My main concerns are whole school needs (staffing). I put my trust in this board to make the decision that is right, and I am committed to being at our school in whatever capacity is needed of me next year. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and thoughtfulness. I have to leave the meeting now!
Tim Board member
01:47:43
In the interview process Emily mentioned that she might have a possible candidate for a teacher. Does that person still exist? I don't want to make this a sticking point, just curious. thansk
eringallagher, board
01:53:41
approve
Jess Valand, Board Chair
01:53:42
approve
Jason Godley
01:53:42
Approval
Ryan Mayo, board
01:53:54
Approve to Reverse course
christinelilly, board
01:54:04
disapprove
eringallagher, board
01:54:06
Althea - Approve
tricia mcente, board
01:54:15
approve
Noel Christopher
01:54:16
approve
Jessica De Feyter (Board member)
01:54:19
Disapprove - Jess
Tim Board member
01:55:00
disapprove