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David M.

Cox Elementary
Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the School Organizational Team (SOT)
February 13, 2018
5:00 PM

Location of the Meeting


David M. Cox Library
280 Clark Drive
Henderson, NV 89074

Present at the meeting


Todd Nash
Kristy Jensen-Coleman
Ryoko Ball-Aguilar
Ana Pisano
Jill Stackel
Anna Sowell
Tara Imboden
Erica Silas

The meeting was called to order by Principal Tara Imboden at 5:01 PM. It was seconded by Jill Stackel.

Approval of the Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Review of Previous Meetings

The SOT Committee reviewed and unanimously approved the notes from the last meeting noting that a
date needed to be changed. The record shows the next meeting as incorrect. Jill Stackel motioned for
the minutes to be approved with the amended date; Ana Pisano seconded the motion.
Issues That Were Discussed This Meeting

● Wish List:
○ The Wish List was distributed and delivered to teachers

● Our previous discussion in regards to the librarian:


○ The librarian’s curriculum is not issued by the state; it is district standards
○ She has already began to shift more towards technology
○ Ms. Connors shared with the SOT Committee photos of students both on laptops and
personal computers

● Analysis of Strategic Budget:


○ Tara Imboden provided a copy of the Strategic Budget (please see attached)
○ Our current student count is 686 students
○ Next year, we will have 5 second grade positions, 5 first grade, and 2 discretionary
positions that will be placed in the intermediate grades
○ On page two, item #3, this is in regards to budget of our staff
○ Note that we are only budgeted at $84.47 per student
○ This is where fundraising places an important role
○ On page four, item #3 continues, the Strategic Budget Plan has our school at a total
allocation of $3,196,506.00.
○ Page four, please note under the title of Additional Personnel Costs, that the additional
hour of resource room support for Instructional Aides went into our budget.
○ Page six (the last page) notation was placed that noted a discrepancy in the first column
○ The first column has us at $67,038.71 but we are currently at $51,740.00
○ Principal Imboden placed more funds into textbooks and technology
○ No more funds will be placed into field trips, but Ms. Imboden will speak to PTA to about
ways to help with field trips
○ Some library categories were put into “Regular Instruction” this year.

● Smart Board renewals:


○ SmartBoard licenses expire this year
○ The cost will be $31,858.00 to renew
○ General Funds could be used to cover those cost
○ Kristy Jensen-Coleman motioned to approve this proposal, and Ana Pisano seconded the
motion

● Analysis of the School Performance Plan


○ All SOT Members felt that the math goals were good
○ We were “dinged” in the area of growth; we would like to see our school show growth
more than achievement in the area of ELA
○ We also have a district chosen goal of having more teachers trained to be culturally
competent.
○ Attached to our goals was to implement our Read by 3 Strategist, Linda Beatty
○ We used an ELL grant to purchase Achieve 3000 for grades 3-5 and Imagine Learning
for grades 1-2
○ Our school implemented MAPS this year as well
■ The state paid for K-3
■ Our school purchased MAPS for grades 4-5 to be used next year
○ The funds that are raised by our Spring Jamboree will be used for textbooks as well
■ This is based on grade level decisions
○ Jill Stackel motioned to approve the School Performance Plan, and Ryoko Ball-Aguilar
seconded the motion.

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting date will be March 13, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:43 PM by Principal Tara Imboden. It was seconded by Jill Stackel.

Minutes were submitted by Ryoko Ball-Aguilar

Minutes to be approved by the SOT Committee