PTA Board Meeting
May 29, 2014
Open Meeting with Mary Butler, BUSD Director of Personnel
Topic: Jefferson Principal Replacement
Discussion of principals hiring process for Jefferson.
Multiple principals in district have been promoted. Opportunity to paper screen on Friday, May 30th.
Public Agency. Every applicant must answer the same questions. Monday June 2, 2014 Interview panel. Writing sample submitted as part of the application. Panel includes 3 teachers (Angela Reed, Wendy Fong, Mary Kasden), classified representative, other site principals, 3 Jefferson community members.
Final Interview with Superintendent on Wednesday June 4th. Superintendent, assistant superintendent, board member, facilitator, union member.
Supervisor of the new principal will be Maggie Riddle.
If unanimous panel, they will be forwarded to the Board. If not a unanimous panel, they will go back out and re-announce the position.
Open Discussion of: What qualities do you want in your new principal? Characteristics of principal needed at Jefferson
Official date of hire is July 1. Officially back to work 2nd Thursday in August. Principals typically start earlier.
Jefferson Parent Group Representatives
- Miriam Velasquez
- Jamaica Moon
- Patricia Mok
- Valerie Kratzer
- Erin Branagan
- Peter Ross
3 individuals will be chosen. If second round of interviews is required, additional members will participate.
Meeting switched to PTA Business.
Motion: Motion to reinsert funding for teacher retreat of $2000 into budget for 2014/15 year.
Discussion: This will dip us below the $30k reserve in our budget. Plan is to include in the 2014/2015 fall meeting discussion about rules/plans for use of the reserve so as to have long term guidance for when we can dip into the reserve. Members felt use of the funds for this purpose was essential to support transition of a new principal.
Additional Discussion: How can we provide support to the new Principal?
1) Meet with them over summer and explain programs in place (eg. JefferSons and daughters)
2) Back to school bbq
3) Connect principal with kindergarten playdate
4) Share action plan from community meeting with new principal (SGC report) and talk through the content with the SGC.
5) PTA budget for teacher retreat; revise the PTA budget for that
6) Ask principal to do drop in hours weekly (parents can sign up)
Meeting Adjourned at 8PM.