April 6, 2021


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Date: 04/06/2021
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Dreamcatcher Library

Meeting Agenda

Notice of Public Meeting

Presidio School Inc. Board of Directors

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Presidio School Board of Directors and to the general public that a meeting, open to the public, will be held as specified below.

DATED AND POSTED 5TH  DAY OF APRIL 2021

Board of Presidio School, Inc. 

By Terry S. Garza, Terry S. Garza

Secretary, Board of Directors of Presidio School

AGENDA

Presidio School Board of Directors Meeting

1695 East Ft. Lowell 

Dreamcatcher Library

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Tuesday, April 5 2021

5:00 PM

 

  • Call to order Mr. Carrillo
  • Public Comment Mr. Carrillo
  • Consideration to Approve the March 2, 2021  Board Minutes Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the February 2021 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the December 2020 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve Outdoor Heating Units & Installation Bid Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio School 990 for 2020 (2019-2020 FY) Ms. Garza
  • Review of and Approval of the school model for 21/22 school year Ms. Montierth Puls
    • Single School – Hybrid model composed of remote and 

in-person sections for designated courses.

  • Two Schools
    • OI school as described in OI Amendment
    • In person as described in current Charter
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio School 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Consideration to Approve the proposed amendment to the Presidio School Ms. Montierth Puls

Discrimination Complaint Procedure to refer complaints to ADE

  • Consideration to Approve the proposed curricula Ms. Montierth Puls
    • K-5 Curriculum Proposal
    • 6-12 Curriculum Proposal

 

  • Consideration to Approve revised COVID Mitigation & Reopening Plans Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Consideration to Approve a return to in-person Board of Directors Meetings Ms. Garza
  • Discussion Items:
  • 20/21 Continuous Needs Assessment ratings and fishbones Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Blended Learning Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (5/3/21 – 5/7/21) Ms. Garza
  • Job position/description modifications Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Student Support Coordinator
  • Character Counts
  • Student emotional health and other needed case management services
  • Discipline
  • Transition Services Coordinator/Teacher
  • Combining Reading/Writing Response to Intervention and EL Teacher/Coordinator positions
  • Paraprofessional vs monitor positions

 

Principal’s Report

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Presidio School Board of Directors

 Meeting Minutes

1695 E. Ft. Lowell

Tucson, Arizona

Date: April 6, 2021

Called To Order:  5:00 PM Adjourned:  6:41 PM

Members of the Board:

  • Peggy Barnett, Treasurer
  • Martin Carrillo, President
  • Thomas Drexel, Vice President
  • Terry Garza, Secretary
  • Pat Johnston, Member
  • Jessica Montierth Puls, Member

Motions:

  1. To approve the March 2, 2021 Minutes as presented.

Moved by:    Jessica Montierth Puls Seconded by:    Pat Johnston   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the February 2021 Expenditures for Presidio School as presented.

Moved by:       Pat Johnston Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett     Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To dismiss approval of the December 2020 Expenditures for Presidio School as this was completed at prior meeting.

Moved by:       Tom Drexel Seconded by:    Jessica Montierth Puls   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the Haven Heating & Cooling Bid for COVID related heating of outdoor classrooms and eating areas.

Moved by:     Pat Johnston Seconded by:     Peggy Barnett   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the Presidio School 2019 Tax Return – 990 for the 2019/2020 fiscal year with the addition of narrative indicating employee income includes salary, leave pay, bonuses and benefits.

Moved by:       Tom Drexel Seconded by:    Jessica Montierth Puls   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve FY21/22 Pima Community College Dual Enrollment agreement.

Moved by:       Terry Garza Seconded by:    Pat Johnston   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the Single School – Hybrid model composed of remote and in-person sections for designated courses in order to better meet student need and to delay the opening of Presidio OI until the 22/23 school year with the caveat that the opening delay be dependent on ADE allowing for full funding of the Presidio School Hybrid model.  

Moved by:    Terry Garza   Seconded by:    Tom Drexel   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the 2020/2021 Presidio School Academic Calendar as presented.

Moved by:    Peggy Barnett Seconded by:     Pat Johnston   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the proposed revised Presidio School Discrimination Complaint Procedure as presented.

Moved by:    Peggy Barnett Seconded by:     Pat Johnston   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the K-5 and 6-12 Curriculum proposals as presented.

Moved by:    Terry Garza   Seconded by:    Tom Drexel   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve revising the Presidio School COVID-19 Mitigation & Reopening Plan to abide by the most current CDC and Pima County guidelines.  

Moved by:       Terry Garza Seconded by:    Pat Johnston   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve that the Presidio School Board of Directors return to in-person meetings with the ability of Board Members to utilize virtual attendance as needed

Moved by:       Tom Drexel Seconded by:    Jessica Montierth Puls   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

 

  1. To adjourn the meeting at 6:41 PM.

Moved by:     Terry Garza Seconded by:    Tom Drexel   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

 

Discussion Items:

  • Ms. Montierth Puls discussed the results of the 20/21 Comprehensive Needs Assessment ratings and informed the Board that Fishbones had been developed for high need Principles 1,4, and 6.  These Principles will be addressed in the 20/22 School Year.
  • Ms. Montierth Puls provided an explanation of the Blended Learning methods being utilized by Presidio School.
  • Ms. Garza reminded the Board that Teacher Appreciation Week would be (5/3/21 – 5/7/21) and that Ms. Montierth Puls would be heading up the week’s activities in conjunction with the Leadership Team.  Funding for the efforts would be allocated as in previous years.
  • Ms. Montierth Puls provided information on needed Job position/description modifications including:
  • Student Support Coordinator
  • Character Counts
  • Student emotional health and other needed case management services
  • Discipline
  • Transition Services Coordinator/Teacher
  • Combining Reading/Writing Response to Intervention and EL Teacher/Coordinator positions
  • The need to move towards more Paraprofessional positions and possibly the deletion of Campus Monitor positions to better meet instructional and social development needs of students.

April Board Meeting

April 6, 2021

Principal’s Report

  • Review of and decision about school model for 21/22 school year
    • Single School
      • Hybrid model composed of remote and in person sections for designated courses.
    • Two Schools
      • OI school as described in OI Amendment
      • In person as described in current Charter
  • Discussion of Blended Learning
    • Presidio has about 1/2 of the student population returning for in person learning.
    • Teachers are utilizing technology to provide interactive lessons to both in person and remote learners simultaneously.
    • Initially faculty and staff were concerned about being on campus, but have since become accustomed to it.  
    • Increase of vaccines for younger individuals and modified CDC and PCHD guidelines has resulted in an increase of in person learners.
  • Review of 20/21 CNA ratings and fishbones
    • The 20/21 CNA and 21/22 CNA are similar in that Principles 2, 3, and 6 continue to be areas of growth for Presidio
      • Principle 1: Effective Leadership 
        • 1.9: Our leadership commits to drive continuous improvement
          • The teams feel that we are developing in this area, specifically in the use of a full range of implementation data and disaggregated outcome data to track progress toward school goals and monitor outcome.  
      • Principle 2: Effective Teachers and Instruction
        • 2.6: Our teachers and appropriate other staff participate in ongoing, applicable professional learning opportunities
          • The teams believe that professional learning opportunities for staff on these topics are limited or not based on need
      • Principle 3: Effective Organization of Time
        • 3.1: Our school year/calendar is organized to maximize instruction
          • The teams would like to see more opportunities for summer programs for intervention or enrichment.
      • Principle 5: Conditions, Climate, and Culture
        • 5.2: Our staff creates an environment which builds mutual respect among leadership, teachers, students, and families
          • The teams want to see the students take more active leadership roles and would like to review/revise discipline policies to better align with Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
        • 5.5: Our school offers services to fully support the academic and social emotional needs of students
          • The teams believe that Presidio would benefit from guidelines and procedures for providing students social emotional counseling services and in increase in professional development for school counselors.
      • Principle 6: Family and Community Engagement
        • 6.1: Our school creates and maintains collaborative partnerships among families, communities, and school to support student learning.
          • The teams feel that family involvement, specifically volunteering, was adversely impacted by COVID-19 and would like to see an increase in family engagement.
        • 6.3: Our school engages families in critical data-informed decisions that impact student learning.
          • The teams want to see an established school improvement team consisting of varied stakeholders which meets on a routine basis to review the Integrated Action Plan.

Next Meeting

June 24, 2021 - 21/22 Budget Hearing

5:00pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library

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