PDC Minutes April 5, 2022

3:30 @ Central Office 

*Please bring an electronic device*

Call to Order: Time The meeting was called to order at 3:36pm.

  Members in Attendance: Falon Bossaller, Bekki Fann, Haley Garst, Angela Gochenour, Will Grace, Audrey Ming, Rena Reyes, Jeana Wise, Daniel Wright, Jennifer Epperson, Heather Sappington

Approval of Minutes from March:

Audrey Ming made a motion to approve the March minutes and Falon Bossaller seconded the motion. 

Reports of Officers

President: By-Laws revisions and voting in April and May-  We need to hold a discussion over the By-laws revisions. 

Bekki Fann made a motion to eliminate the traveling teacher representative and assign traveling teachers to the building in which they are evaluated. Daniel Wright seconded the motion. Motion passed. 

Admin Representative:  

Old Business:

  • Literacy Team Follow-up- Laura has had a conversation with the members of the committee that started the committee originally. The plan is to meet on some of the Mondays for the upcoming year. If time is limited, we might need to look into a stipend to be offered like in the past to these individuals. The meeting that was held lasted about an hour. 

  • Database & PD Bucks: MHS Updates- Bekki made a screencastify to get the information out to NW and the High school. This has been sent to the schools through email on March 16 by Laura.  

  • PDC Technology Committee Member- nothing was changed. Daniel will continue to post the minutes each month on the website and make updates to the website according to the committee roles sheet. 

  • Committee Updates- Jennifer Epperson will be leaving the group and will be replaced by the high school at a later date. 

    • Summer PD Plans/Book Study Submissions- Laura passed out a list of the 17 staff members that were interested in leading book studies. The list included the topics and goals that would be covered throughout the study. Laura will be sending out a list of options, as a survey, to the district to seek interest. $25/hour to be a leader, and $20/hour for participants. Daniel suggested that we purchase an extra book to help build the PDC resource library. Bekki has offered to help check the books out as part of her Micro Learning 

    • August PD

      • Aug 8-11- New Teacher Training

      • Aug. 16-19- Not sure about the plans until Laura is able to speak with the new superintendent and assistant superintendent

      • The Hospitality committee needs to get together and get the plans together so they can be voted on for the next meeting in May. PDC pays for breakfast and snacks and the board pays for lunch for all district meeting days. The board will also pay for lunch for the new teacher meeting days. 

  • Content Mentors- Content mentors will be paid a stipend through the grant, this does not have to be a department head. This is extra support, and Laura is suggesting that we pilot it for 3 years. If we want to continue it after the 3 years, this might be something that PDC might need to be involved in. 

  • MPS PD Needs Assessment- This was sent out to the district to ask opinions of what the district is in need of for professional development. Laura mentioned that behaviors, science of reading, common assessments, and understanding the literacy process were all mentioned. There were 79 responses. 

  • Google Training for Teachers/Vouchers- Jeana made a suggestion about helping our new teachers with the organization of Google Drive. Daniel had discussed Google last meeting as well.  

  • Communication PD follow-up- Norine came a few meetings ago and discussed communication within the district. 

    • Jennifer suggested that this be something that can be added as an option for a PD Day. 

  • EduCamp- 

  • PD Learning Space @ Central Office- Please use this room if you are attending a virtual conference and need a place to focus and learn. 

New Business:

  • Induction:  Snacks/Candy/Supplies/Meals- PDC always pays for this.

    • Haley made a motion to provide snacks, candy, supplies, tshirts, and meals for the new teacher inductions. Falon seconded the motion. The motion passed. 

      • This might be a topic that we want to consider for the By-Laws in future. 

  • Out of State Travel Request

  • ML Meeting Update

  • Learning Forward Conference Share-Out:  Daniel, Bekki, Heather, & Jeana

    • Jeana discussed the West Plains school district.  She wanted to compare what we are doing to their district and she said we were working on common goals. 

    • Heather shared that we are all experiencing hard things, just like other surrounding districts. 

  • PDC Member replacement- Waiting on a high school representative to be replaced. 

  • Mileage Reimbursement- Laura said that the Board voted for an increase in mileage reimbursement. Linda will update the forms this summer. 

  • Officer Elections

    • Bekki suggested to the committee that Jeana remain at her post for the rest of her term.

    • Rena and Angela are both interested in the position of Vice Chair.

      • Voting was held,  Rena will be the new vice chair for next year. 

    • Haley and Bekki will continue their roles as secretary and Micro Learning Coordinator for the upcoming year. 

Process Requests: Budget SPS- $1,377

Benton - $0 Southeast-$0 Eastwood-$0 Northwest- $0 Traveling Teachers- $0 BMS- $0 MHS- $0

SCCC- $0 Instructional Coaches-$0

Rena made a motion to approve the process requests for the buildings. Heather seconded the motion. 

Bekki made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Falon seconded the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 5:05pm. 

Next Meeting:  May 3, 2022

Paperwork due on or before:  April 22, 2022

ML Committee Meeting: 

  • Following regular PDC meeting--unless otherwise noted at the beginning of the meeting.  Minutes will be shared at next PDC meeting