February 9, 2021


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Date: 02/09/2021
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Cafeteria

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 8TH  DAY OF FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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 

Cafeteria

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

5:00 PM

  • Call to order Mr. Carrillo
  • Public Comment Mr. Carrillo
  • Consideration to Approve the December 1, 2020  Board Minutes Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the November 2020 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the December 2020 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve Presidio School COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Ms. Garza
  • Consideration of the current COVID-19 metrics to determine continuation of Ms. Montierth Puls

distance learning or to make a transition to hybrid or in-person instruction

  • Consideration to approve FY21/22 Pima Community College Dual Enrollment Ms. Montierth Puls
  • Consideration of an employee’s appeal to grant an extension of FMLA until Ms. Montierth Puls

July 15, 2021

  • Consideration of an employee’s appeal to grant status as a continuing employee Ms. Montierth Puls 

should the employee return to Presidio for the FY21/22 school year even though 

the employee has technically not worked at Presidio since November 13, 2020

due to illness

  • Consideration to return to regularly scheduled Board Meetings on the first Ms. Garza

Tuesday of each Month at 5:00 PM

Principal’s Report

Meeting Minutes

 

Presidio School Board of Directors

 Meeting Minutes

1695 E. Ft. Lowell

Tucson, Arizona

Date: February 9, 2021

 

Called To Order:  5:00 PM Adjourned:    5:59 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 December 1, 2020 Minutes as presented.

Moved by:    Jessica Montierth Puls Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the November 2020 Expenditures for Presidio School as presented.

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

  1. To approve the December 2020 Expenditures for Presidio School as presented.

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

  1. To approve the Presidio School COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which states that while vaccinations are highly recommended, they remain optional for all employees.  However, failure to obtain a vaccination will not excuse any employee from returning to onsite duties if that was his/her pre-COVID-19 work status.

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

  1. After consideration of the most recent COVID-19 metrics and availability of COVID vaccinations for all Presidio faculty, staff, and onsite vendors, the Board has determined that effective March 1, 2021, employees and staff shall return to onsite duties if that was their pre-COVID work status; from March 1st until March 12th to provide distance learning to all Presidio School students and provide onsite support services to those families in need; and starting March 22nd, immediately following Spring Break, to commence hybrid learning for students with the continued option for distance learning for those families stating a preference for that option.

Moved by:       Terry Garza Seconded by:    Pat Johnston   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 deny the employee request to grant an extension of FMLA because the petitioning employee does not meet the criteria for an extension per policies contained in the current Presidio School Personnel Policies.  

Moved by:    Jessica Montierth Puls   Seconded by:    Terry Garza   Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the employee appeal to grant status as a continuing employee should the employee return to work for the FY21/22 even though the employee terminated employment at the conclusion of FMLA.  The decision was based upon the fact that the employee was not able to return to work due to continued illness and not due to seeking alternate employment and that the employee was an exemplary and dedicated teacher who would have, under normal circumstances, be offered continued employment.

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

  1. To approve returning to holding regularly scheduled Board Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM. 

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

  1. To adjourn the meeting at 5:59PM.

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

Principal’s Report: Attached

Prepared by: Terry S. Garza,  Terry S. Garza

 

Principal’s Report

Presidio Board Meeting

February 9, 2021

5:00 PM

 

  • Staffing
    • New staff
      • Lauren Bardon – third grade teacher
      • Chelsi Austin – third grade volunteer para-pro 
  • Faculty and Staff PD
    • February 1, 2020 – review of CNA procedure, scheduling of AzM2, ACT, and Galileo assessments
  • Upcoming Events
    • Virtual Career Fair, March 12, 2021
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
    • Planning groups
      • PLC groups (facility and staff)
      • Families and students
      • Community members
    • Timeline for completion (email from TG)
      • FY22 Planning Tool Suggested Timeline:
        • November 15 – January 15, 2021 – Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
        • January 15 – February 15, 2021 – Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
        • February 15 – March 15, 2021 – Integrated Action Plans (IAP)
        • March 1 – May 1, 2021 – Grant Applications
        • May 1, 2021 – Grant Applications due
  • Summer School 
    • Options
      • Remediation for grades K-5
        • Fast ForWord
        • Savvas Summer Program – $10/student/subject
          • Only offering reading and math
          • Digital platform, but can be taught in person or online
      • Horizons program – Aiyana Smith
      • Triumph Learning, Common Core Coach, Math workbooks – current resources available
      • Boot Camp options for incoming kinder, middle, and high school students
  • 21/22 SY Plans
    • 2 separate schools vs. 1 school with on-line component
      • Elementary
        • 2 teachers and 1 para/grade level
      • Middle
        • Similar to this year
      • High
        • Similar to this year

Principal’s Report

Presidio Board Meeting

February 9, 2021

5:00 PM

 

  • Staffing
    • New staff
      • Lauren Bardon – third grade teacher
      • Chelsi Austin – third grade volunteer parapro 
  • Faculty and Staff PD
    • February 1, 2020 – review of CNA procedure, scheduling of AzM2, ACT, and Galileo assessments
  • Upcoming Events
    • Virtual Career Fair, March 12, 2021
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
    • Planning groups
      • PLC groups (facility and staff)
      • Families and students
      • Community members
    • Timeline for completion (email from TG)
      • FY22 Planning Tool Suggested Timeline:
        • November 15 – January 15, 2021 – Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
        • January 15 – February 15, 2021 – Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
        • February 15 – March 15, 2021 – Integrated Action Plans (IAP)
        • March 1 – May 1, 2021 – Grant Applications
        • May 1, 2021 – Grant Applications due
  • Summer School 
    • Options
      • Remediation for grades K-5
        • Fast ForWord
        • Savvas Summer Program – $10/student/subject
          • Only offering reading and math
          • Digital platform, but can be taught in person or online
      • Horizons program – Aiyana Smith
      • Triumph Learning, Common Core Coach, Math workbooks – current resources available
      • Boot Camp options for incoming kinder, middle, and high school students
  • 21/22 SY Plans
    • 2 separate schools vs. 1 school with on-line component
      • Elementary
        • 2 teachers and 1 para/grade level
      • Middle
        • Similar to this year
      • High
        • Similar to this year

Next Meeting

June 24, 2021 - 21/22 Budget Hearing

5:00pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library

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