March 1, 2022


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Date: 03/01/2022
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 THE 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 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, March 1, 2022

5:00 PM

 

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

Action Items:

  • Consideration to Approve the February 1, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the Presidio School January, 2022 Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to revise the Presidio School mask mandate Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to revise the Presidio School large gathering policies & procedures Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to revise the Presidio School overnight/out-of-town 

student trip restrictions Ms. Montierth

  • Consideration to approve Savvas Learning Math curriculum for grades 3-5 Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration of 5-year school photography contract from Jim Earls Fine Portraiture Ms. Montierth

Discussion Items:

  • Moving from Square to Procare for Aftercare Program and My School Bucks for the 

fees associated with uniforms, student meals, Chromebook insurance, etc. Ms. Montierth

 

Principal’s Report: Ms. Montierth

Meeting Minutes

Presidio School Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1695 E. Ft. Lowell

Tucson, Arizona

Date:   March 1, 2022

 

Called To Order:  5:03 PM Adjourned:    6:07 PM

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

  A   Peggy Barnett, Treasurer

  P   Martin Carrillo, President

  P   Thomas Drexel, Vice President

  P   Terry Garza, Secretary

  A   Pat Johnston, Member

  P   Jessica Montierth, Member

Public Comment: No public comment

Motions:

  1. To approve the February 1, 2022 Minutes as presented.

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

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

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

  1. Given that although the Pima County Health Department has lifted the county-wide mask mandate, the Pima County transmission risk remains “high” and Pima County has left mask policies up to each individual school district, it is proposed that the Presidio School Mask policy will be revised to continue requiring masks be worn indoors, but remove the requirement that masks be worn outdoors on the Presidio Campus.  

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

  1. Given that the Pima County transmission risk remains “high” it is proposed that Presidio School will enforce the COVID related large gathering policies and procedures and continue enforcement as long as the Pima County transmission risk remains “high.”

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

  1. Given that the Pima County transmission risk remains “high” it is proposed that Presidio School will enforce the COVID related moratorium on student overnight/out-of-town trips and continue enforcement as long as the Pima County transmission risk remains “high.”

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

  1. To approve a four-year subscription for Savvas Learning Math curriculum for grades 3-5 in order to align with the curriculum currently in place for those grade levels and with that being used in grades K-2 and to provide sufficient time to research and review alternate curriculum for future use.

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

  1. To reject the 5-year school photography contract presented by Jim Earls Fine Portraiture as it presented no benefits to the school and could encumber flexibility in securing the best costs for parents and students. 

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

Discussion Items:

  • Moving from Square to ProCare for Aftercare and My School Bucks for fees associated with uniforms, student meals, Chromebook insurance, etc.
    • There is a small fee for ProCare transactions which will be covered by an increase in Presidio rates.
    • Both ProCare and My School Bucks allow for parents to view their accounts, make payments, and register their children electronically, which is in line with mitigation strategies and offers ease of payment and account accessibility.

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

 

Principal’s Report

  • Employee Morale
    • The Leadership Team viewed an article about suggestions to boost morale; JM has included suggestions for staff shout outs in the Presidio Peeps newsletter.  Leadership is also sending out more surveys to get feedback and ensure voices are heard.  Unfortunately, large gatherings, group meetings, etc. are not feasible at this time due to the Board’s decision to refrain from large gatherings.
  • Presidio Peeps Newsletters
    • JM has received some feedback about the weekly newsletters.  They seem to serve the purpose of being another vehicle to provide information on a weekly basis to all faculty and staff.  Unfortunately, JM has been the one to write the staff shout outs as others are not providing information on a regular basis.  
  • Staff Updates
    • WE is on the mend and will return to work on Friday, March 4, 2022.  In his absence SM and the middle school staff have worked together to ensure that lessons are planned and learning continues.
    • VB resigned from his position as a paraprofessional in order to focus on his schooling so JM moved AE from 5th grade to 2nd grade.  RD was hired during the last week in February and is working the same hours as VB.  As a paraprofessional, she is in 5th grade and is helping out with Aftercare.  
    • BH will start on March 7 as the 4th grade paraprofessional and will work in Aftercare in after school.  This should ensure that Aftercare is fully staffed.
    • Presidio has a great candidate for the Facilities Manager position, but is waiting for his fingerprint clearance card to become valid in order to provide him with a letter of intent for hire.
    • SY 22/23 Letters of intent – Letters of intent are going out this week.  We have some open positions due to subject area/grade level changes and staff members not returning
  • Cycle 4 Monitoring Update
    • Presidio successfully completed its Cycle 4 Programmatic Monitoring and will progress to Cycle 5 without further follow-up from ADE.  Presidio was provided with a letter containing feedback for future cycle monitoring and will take that feedback into consideration moving forward.
  • Cleaning Crew Survey
    • A survey was sent out after the January Board Meeting to faculty and staff regarding the effectiveness of the cleaning crew.  The survey results were provided to the Board and show mixed reviews.  JM will redact names and provide the survey results to Frank, the cleaning crew manager and work with him to make improvements.
  • State-mandated Assessments
    • The following dates are scheduled for state-mandated assessments:
      • March 31, 2022
  • Arizona Science Test (AzSCI)
  • Participating students are those in grades 5, 8, and 10
  •  April 5, 2022
    • ACT
      • Participating students are those in grade 11
  • April 6, 2022
    • Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA) – Writing
      • Participating students are those in grades 3-8
  • April 12, 2022
    • AASA ELA, part 1
      • Participating students are those in grades 3-8
    • AASA Math, part 1
      • Participating students are those in grades 6-8
  • April 13, 2022
    • AASA ELA, part 2
      • Participating students are those in grades 3-8
    • AASA Math, part 2 
      • Participating students are those in grades 6-8
  • April 20, 2022
    • AASA Math, part 1
      • Participating students are those in grades 3-5
    • ACT Aspire
      • Participating students are those in grade 9
  • April 21, 2022
    • AASA Math, part 2
      • Participating students are those in grades 3-5
    • ACT Aspire, cont.
      • Participating students are those in grade 9
  • Students are required to participate in state-mandated assessments in person so please plan accordingly. 
    • Teachers will assign 20 point participation grades that will fall under the “Assessment” weight in order to provide incentive for the students to participate in state-mandated assessments.

 

Next Meeting – April 5, 2022

 

Next Meeting

October 4, 2022

5:00pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library

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