School Organizational Team Minutes
February 9, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.
School Organizational Team Members
Teresa Strong, Co-Chair
Antionette Gray, Co-Chair
Ashley Bumpus, Parent Representative
Bernice Buntley, Parent Representative
Clara Jones, Parent Representative
Tatiana Luna, Student Representative
Anthony M. Nuñez, Principal
This meeting agenda is posted publicly on the school website at https://www.orrmiddleschool.org/.
The School Organizational Team may take items on the agenda out of order, combine two or more agenda items for consideration, and remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to items on the agenda at any time.
Speakers wishing to speak during the public comment period for this meeting may call Melissa Jackson or sign up in person immediately prior to the beginning of the meeting. Speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up. No one may sign up for another person or yield their time to another person. Generally, a person wishing to speak during the comment period will be allowed two (2) minutes to address the School Organizational Team. Speakers may also submit additional comments in writing.
It is asked that speakers be respectful to each other, Team members, the principal and school district staff. Speakers that are disruptive will be asked to leave the meeting.
1.0 Welcome and Roll Call
3.0 New Items
3.1 Introduction of new Support Staff representative on SOT. The principal introduced the newly appointed support staff representative, Melissa Jackson, who works as the office manager for Orr Middle School.
3.2 21/22 Plan of Operation. Discussion and possible action on the Plan of Operation for the 21/22 school year. The principal reviewed the action steps from the current school year and how the plan was to be implemented this year, prior to distance education.
3.3 21/22 Enrollment Projections and Master Schedule. Discussion on the enrollment projections for the 21/22 school year and their impact on the master schedule. The principal informed the SOT that there were no changes for enrollment projections at this time. The principal stated that a meeting for all middle school principals will occur on 2/10/21 updating requirements for the 21/22 master schedule. This includes a strategic plan to provide increased opportunities for students to participate in accelerated coursework during the 21/22 school year. The principal explained that once staffing is finalized a master schedule will begin to be created.
3.4 Previous data trends. Discussion on schoolwide data trends. The principal stated that no new data was ready to be presented during this time.
3.5 Budget allocations for the 21/22 school year. Discussion and possible action on the Strategic, Title 1, Zoom, HOPE2, and Title III allocations for the 21/22 school year. The principal reviewed the components of the second and third staffing options. The principal then shared the results from a staff survey submitted over the weekend. This survey presented the staff with option 2 and option 3, and asked the staff to indicate their preference. Based on the survey, 87% of staff members indicated that they were in support of the second option. The principal stated this was in alignment with what was suggested from the MTSS Committee as well.
3.6 Plan of Operation Next Steps. Discussion and possible action on the recommendations for the 21/22 Plan of Operation. The principal made the following recommendations regarding the Plan of Operation for the 21/22 school year. First the principal recommended that the remaining Title 1 funds not allocated for staff use be used for prep-buys. The principal explained that there may be a need to balance sections once the actual count of students is known. The principal then recommended that staffing option 2 be used to guide the use of funds for the 21/22 school year. The principal stated that it is the option that provides support at all levels and is the most flexible to should there be an increase in students next year or additional targeted support be necessary. Co-Chair Strong made a motion to approve the Plan of Operation as presented by Principal Nunez. Co-Chair Gray seconded the motion. The Plant of Operation was unanimously approved.
4.0 General Discussion
4.1 Agenda Planning: Items for future agendas.
4.2 Discussion and Request for future meeting.