Southside Elementary School
Site-Based Decision Making Council
March 20, 2017
Southside Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision Making
Council met in regular session on Monday, March 20, 2017,
beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the library. Principal/ chairperson
Steven Fowler called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m..
Council members in attendance were: Maribeth Midden, Brooke
Moore, Katelyn Smith, Pam Coleman, and Mara Gant. The council
welcomed one adult guest, Tabitha Carr. Also present was
recording secretary Terri Whitaker.
reviewed the agenda for the March 20, 2017 meeting, reaching
consensus to approve it as written. Move to approve was made
by Ms. Gant, with a second from Ms. Midden.
Council members reviewed minutes from the February 20, 2017
regular session, reaching consensus to approve those as
written. Motion for approval was made by Ms. Moore, with a
second provided by Ms. Smith.
Budget Report: The
council examined the General Ledger Report for February 2017,
as submitted by Southside bookkeeper Kristin Marsh. Mr. Fowler
stated that the $605 addition to the 5th grade account
represents profit from the Valentines’ dance. This year,
dances have been open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Next month, council members should see income in the library
account, proceeds from the recent Scholastic Book Fair.
Finding the budget
report in order, the council reached consensus to approve it
as submitted. Move to approve was made by Ms. Gant, with a
second from Ms. Moore.
2017-2018 5th Grade
Fundraiser: Ms. Carr was onhand to answer questions about a
proposed 5th grade fundraiser for 2017-2018. Her family is
offering chrysanthemums at a cost of $9.00 each. Southside
would decide on the sale price. If approved, the mum sales
would probably take place in late August, with delivery in
September. Ms. Coleman moved to approve the mum sales as a 5th
grade fundraiser for next school year, with a second provided
by Ms. Gant. The fundraiser request was approved by consensus.
Enrollment: 320, up five from last month’s report.
Upcoming Events: On
3/28, all grade levels will enjoy a Draw-Along Art Assembly,
featuring a guest artist from California. 3/30, primary and
intermediate teams will represent Southside during the annual
Battle of the Books. On 3/31, high school seniors who formerly
attended Southside will return for a visit during Senior
Flashback. Harrison County schools will be closed for Spring
Break 4/3-7. On 4/12, 4th grade students and staff will attend
an overnight 4-H trip. A Career Fair is planned for 4/14.
Organizers for that event are Sheila Price, Mia Vaughn, and
Jason Crisp. It is expected that some classes will schedule
Easter egg hunts and/or parties for that day also. K-PREP
testing will take place May 8-12. One change to the testing
this year is that 4th grade students will not test on science.
Request for Executive Session: There was
Emergency and Miscellaneous Items:
Read To Achieve Grant:
Mr. Fowler stated that Southside is one of two Harrison County
schools to receive a $50,000 Read to Achieve grant. Reading
intervention teachers will be hired at both schools. The
positions are being interviewed at a district level, with
involvement from curriculum coaches. Mr. Fowler expressed
thanks to Southside teachers Mary Marshall, Ashley Hunt, Lou
Ann Boyers, and Stacey Smiley for their work in securing the
grant for Southside. Debbie Kendall and Melissa Miles are also
thanked for their help.
Determine Date, Time,
and Agenda Items for Next Regular Session: The council’s next
regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 17, beginning at
4:00 p.m.. Any council member knowing of items to be included
on the agenda should notify Mr. Fowler.
no further business, Mr. Fowler entertained a motion for
adjournment. The motion was heard from Ms. Coleman, with a
second from Ms. Smith. The council reached consensus to
approve, and the meeting was adjourned at 4:29 p.m..