June 14, 2022


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Date: 06/14/2022
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 13TH  DAY OF JUNE 2022

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, June 14, 2022

5:00 PM

 

  • Call to order Mr. Carrillo
  • Public Comment Mr. Carrillo

Action Items:

  • Consideration to Approve the May 10,  2022  Board Minutes Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the April 2022 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio School Preliminary Ms. Garza

Proposed 2022/2023 Budget

  • Consideration to Approve Board Meeting date and time to adopt the Ms. Garza

Presidio School 2022/2023 Budget 

  • Consideration to Approve Revised Presidio School Personnel Policies Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to Approve Revised Presidio School Procurement Policies Ms. Montierth

And Procedures

  • Consideration to Approve K-5 Keyboarding Without Tears Curriculum Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to Approve 9-12 SAVVAS Mathematics Curriculum Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio Catering Bid for 2022/2023 Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio Facility Cleaning Bid for 2022/2023 Ms. Montierth

Discussion Items:

  • Proposed curriculum changes for 2022/2023 Ms. Montierth

Principal’s Report

Meeting Minutes

Presidio School Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1695 E. Ft. Lowell

Tucson, Arizona

Date:   June 14, 2022

 

Called To Order:  5:00 PM Adjourned:    6:45 PM

Attendance by Members of the Board:  P= Present, A=Absent, R=Remote Attendance

  P   Peggy Barnett, Treasurer

  P   Martin Carrillo, President

  P   Thomas Drexel, Vice President

  P   Terry Garza, Secretary

  R   Pat Johnston, Member

  P   Jessica Montierth, Member

Public Comment: No public comment

Motions:

  1. To approve the May 10, 2022 Minutes with correction to spelling of Peggy Barnett’s name on motion.

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

  1. To approve the April, 2022 Expenditures for Presidio School as presented.

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

  1. To approve the Presidio School 2022-2023 Proposed Preliminary Budget.

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

  1. To approve holding the Board Meeting to Adopt the Presidio School 22/23 Budget on June 28th at 5:00PM.

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

  1. To table consideration of the Revised Presidio School Personnel Policies until June 28th in order to review and update reporting procedures and drugs and narcotics sections.

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

  1. To approve the Revised Presidio School Procurement Policies and Procedures that added the RFP approval thresholds for authorization determinations.

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

  1. To approve K-5 Keyboarding Without Tears Curriculum.

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

  1. To approve 9-12 SAVVAS Mathematics Curriculum, Digital option only since the current textbooks are in alignment with the digital curriculum.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the SFG’s Catering Bid for the 22/23 SY as recommended by the Presidio Business Manager. 

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the Desert Clean Bid for the 22/23 SY as recommended by the Presidio Business Manager.

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

Discussion Items:

  • Proposed curriculum changes for SY22/23
    • HS Science

The new AzSCI assessment included a lot of information for physics, in addition to biology and chemistry.  Currently, Presidio offers one semester of Intro to Physics and one semester of AP Life Science, one year of Chemistry, one year of Biology, and the option to take either AP Physics or Anatomy/Physiology senior year.  In an effort to ensure Presidio’s students are adequately prepared for the AcSCI assessment, Presidio proposes the following:

  • 1 year Honors Biology – typically freshman year
  • The AP Environmental Sciences standards will be absorbed in this course.
  • 1 year Honors Chemistry – typically sophomore year
  • 1 year AP Physics – typically junior year
  • 1 year Astronomy or Anatomy/Physiology – senior year options 
    • Astronomy is being considered as a secondary Science option upon request of the students.
  • HS Social Studies

Freshmen have demonstrated difficulty completing one semester of AP Government and one semester of Comparative Government for various reasons, most notably that they are not academically prepared to do so.  Therefore, Presidio would like to modify the Course Catalog to 1 year of Comparative Government and move the semester of AP Government back to senior year with the second semester being AP Economics.

  • HS Math
  • AP Stats (typically taken senior year) has had a reduction in attendance in the past 3 years and there is little investment from both students and faculty.  Additionally, students do not feel confident enough to register for the AP Stats assessment.  When asked for feedback, both students and faculty have expressed an interest in moving from AP Stats to College/Financial Algebra.  Modifying the Course Catalog to reflect this change will ensure more balanced math classes senior year, higher student engagement, and could provide another PCC Dual Enrollment opportunity, as this is a course offered through the PCC Dual Enrollment program.
  • College Board plans to offer AP Pre-calculus in SY23/24, so moving forward with this suggestion will align nicely with College Board’s future plans.
  • No curriculum purchases are necessary for this proposal.
  • The Board has requested a list of math and science courses to be offered to use a reference when reviewing the curriculum proposals.  This information and the curriculum proposals will be sent to the Board electronically 1 week prior to the June 28, 2022 Board meeting.

 

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

 

Principal’s Report

Campus Readiness for SY22/23 

  • Desert Cleaning Services has completed most of the deep cleaning of the 1695 and 1615 campuses and will finalize all deep cleaning upon completion of Summer Remediation/Enrichment.  Floors are scheduled to be cleaned July 1-8, 2022, which is when the campus is closed.  During the campus walkthrough to plan out deep cleaning and patch/paint needs, it was determined that the current type of paint (egg shell) was not as conducive to classrooms as semi-gloss.  Therefore, Presidio is obtaining bids for classroom painting, with the understanding that painting will occur in the classrooms not being used for Summer Remediation/Enrichment and/or those rooms not in need of patching/painting at this time.  Bids will be reviewed and decided upon by the Superintendent and Principal (as stated in the Procurement Policy) and patching/painting will be scheduled as soon as possible, with the hopes that it can happen prior to the scheduled floor cleaning.

Schedule Trainings for PowerSchool

  • Presidio PowerSchool  trainers are completing “Train the Trainer” training this week in preparation for setting up the necessary PowerSchool programs for SY 22/23 and training faculty/staff during summer in-service.  Thus far trainers have reported that the program is fairly intuitive and feel that the transition will be successful.  

Summative Evaluations

  • Summative evaluations, including individual meetings, were completed for all teachers by June 1, 2022.  

State-mandated Assessment Information

  • With the exception of Math in grades 4 and 6, Presidio students scored 20+ points above the State average.  The State average was not in the “Proficient” category for any grade levels in ELA or Math.
  • AzSCI assessment data will not be available until August 2022.

Summer Remediation/Enrichment

  • Summer Credit Recovery for HS students is going well.  Many students are close to finishing the requirements necessary to earn a passing grade (and credit) for the classes for which they are deficient.  
  • Summer Remediation for grades K-8 was off to a bit of a rocky start as a result of technical difficulties with the Savvas Summer Impacts program.  The technical difficulties have since been rectified and classes are underway.
  • Students are sharing positive feedback about Enrichment activities and are enjoying their time.

 

Prepared by: Jessica Montiaerth, Jessica Montierth

Next Meeting

October 4, 2022

5:00pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library

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