The purpose of the Hollinger School Site Council is to provide support for the school, staff and students.
- Kamren Taravati (automatic member)
- Amber Parris (until replacement facilitator is found)
- Patricia Martan
- Ana Lopez Medrano
- Gabriela Moreno
- Maritza Mazon
- Reyna Ortiz
- Rob Lester
Hollinger School Council
Meeting Date: March 10, 2020 Meeting Location: Hollinger Library
Kamren Taravati, Paula Hyatt (via video), Lucila Romero, Amber Parris, Patricia Martan, Debbie Batten, Erika Lopez
Vanessa Hernandez, Twila Busby,
Melissa Megoulloa, Elizabeth Hudson, Reyna Ortiz, Sierra Griggs
Constituency groups represented
Certified, Classified, Parent, Administration, Community
I. Called to order at 4:38 PM by Taravati
II. Ratification of Minutes for January 14, 2020
Delivered electronically for review.
Motion to approve minutes from last meeting.
1st: Batten; 2nd: Parris. Approved unanimously.
III. Call to the audience
Reports to review
Principal’s Report / ASPE Report / Committee Report
Mr. Taravati provided the Principal’s report. He discussed the 21st century program and meeting program goals already. The school is applying for grants from the Pasqua Yaqui nation to make improvements to the school grounds. This application is pending a recommendation from the Mayor’s office and district approval. Other improvements to the grounds include paving of dirt areas in middle school hallways and will be receiving School Facilities funds for exterior painting. AzMerit (AM2) testing will begin in April and staff has been in discussion about how the results have the potential to improve school letter grade. He also discussed the district information available about how the school is working to inform students and prevent risk from COVID-19 outbreak. Members discussed additional suggestions and concerns regarding improvements to the campus facilities. Mr. Taravati discussed a recent change to tax credit usage rules that would allow schools to use funds for expanded school improvement purposes. Members discussed ways to inform the community and parents about the need for tax credits and how to educate families about the tax credit process.
Ms. Lopez noted no ASPE report was available and that requests for accounting specifics could be requested from Dalila Moreno.
Ms. Parris presented the Customer Service Committee updates on behalf of Ms. Hyatt. Members discussed the draft document of the standards presented. Members expressed appreciation for this work and the need for these standards. Members suggested the addition of some flexibility with response time from teachers. Members discussed how these would be enforced and implemented as part of the community expectations. Members continued on to discuss additional feedback on the document and future steps for how to obtain feedback from other community constituents.
Mr. Taravati will ensure distribution of the tax credit information flyer (paper and electronic) and Ms. Lopez volunteered to present tax credit education information at future parent meetings.
The Customer Service Committee will revise and edit the draft document of Standards. Ms. Parris will post and distribute the draft for public comment. The Council will review feedback on the document at the April meeting for further revision with plans to present for final approval/adoption at the May meeting.
V. Action Items
Requests for Funds
VI. Discussion/information items
VII. Submission of items for next agenda.
Members requested an update on the Wakefield school opening.
Next meeting April 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM in the Library.
VIII. The meeting was adjourned at 5:29 pm by Parris.
Meeting Date: December 10, 2019 Meeting Location: Hollinger Library
Kamren Taravati, Paula Hyatt, Lucila Romero, Amber Parris, Debrana Salcido, Erin Collins-Kelly, Maria Reyna
Erika Lopez, Debbie Batten, Patricia Martan, Melissa Megoulloa, Maritza Mazon, Vanessa Hernandez, Elizabeth Hudson, Reyna Ortiz, Twila Busby, Sierra Griggs
I. Called to order at 4:53 PM by Taravati
II. Ratification of Minutes for November 12, 2019
1st: Parris; 2nd: Hyatt. Approved unanimously.
Principal’s Report / ASPE Report
Mr. Taravati provided the Principal’s report. He discussed ongoing benchmark assessments and scheduling. He also provided an update on 21st Century program activities including the Make Fashion event and plans for the program in the second semester. He informed members that Hollinger also recently received part of a grant as part of a larger Pima Prevention Partnership federal grant that will fund opportunities to support social emotional learning and counseling programs over five years.
No ASPE report was provided at this meeting. Ms. Lopez will return next meeting.
Mr. Taravati presented a request for use of undesignated tax credit funds for use by the Hollinger’s PBIS program which is aligned to the State of Arizona Six Trait Character Education Program including a focus on: responsibility, compassion, respect, forgiveness, citizenship and integrity. The Hollinger K-8 programs aligns to this character program through Tier I strategies that outline the aforementioned six traits. He submitted a request for a total of $3000.00 from undesignated funds to be used as follows: $1000 to purchase items from Oriental Trading, or similar vendors, that support a campus wide character currency program and $2000 to purchase services from the Be Kind People Project to support kindness and character student workshops. Members discussed the proposal and request for funds. Mr. Taravati confirmed that as of the summer, there was at least $7000 in the Undesignated account. Members requested that the list of vendors be reviewed for comparable approved vendors that could possibly support local or neighborhood business, acknowledging that this may not be possible or cost efficient and leaving this to the discretion of Mr. Taravati with the request to look at additional vendors for approval in the future.
Motion to approve request for use of Undesignated Tax Credit funds for Character Development programs, not to exceed $3000.00 for purchase of items and services related to Hollinger’s PBIS programs for the development of the traits of Responsibility, Compassion, Respect, Forgiveness, Citizenship and Integrity.
1st: Parris; 2nd: Salcido. Approved unanimously.
No Discussion / Information items presented
Members requested a discussion of possible family engagement activities for the second semester.
Next meeting January 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM in the Library.
VIII. The meeting was adjourned at 5:39 pm by Parris.
Meeting Date: November 12, 2019 Meeting Location: Hollinger Library
Erika Lopez, Debbie Batten, Patricia Martan, Kamren Taravati, Melissa Megoulloa, Paula Hyatt, Lucila Romero
Maritza Mazon, Vanessa Hernandez, Elizabeth Hudson, Reyna Ortiz, Justin Hyatt, Twila Busby, Amber Parris, Sierra Griggs
I. Called to order at 4:40 PM by Taravati
II. Ratification of Minutes for October 15, 2019
1st: Taravti; 2nd: Lopez. Approved unanimously.
Mr. Taravati provided the Principal’s report. He provided an overview of the 21st Century Grant, including course offerings, attendance, and questions from staff and parents. Additionally, the principal did report on the need to find technology grants that support acquiring additional computers and tablets for students. The aim of this is to hopefully one day becoming a one to one school.
Ms. Lopez provided the ASPE report. She provided an overview of the Carnival, as well as the needs for the Carnival, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd from 12-5 pm.
No requests presented.
21st Century Program Update
Mexican Consulate Partnership Opportunities
Members received an update on the programs and attendance for the ongoing 21st century grant program and discussed how things are going.
Members discussed partnership opportunities with the Consulate. Mr. Taravati noted that Hollinger staff will be visiting the Consulate to pick up donated items.
Members requested no items.
Next meeting December 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM in the Library.
VIII. The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm by Taravati.
Meeting Date: October 15, 2019 Meeting Location: Hollinger Library
Debbie Batten, Amber Parris, Melissa Megoulloa, Lucila Romero, Paula Hyatt, Patricia Martan, Kamren Taravati,
Maritza Mazon, Vanessa Hernandez, Erika Lopez, Elizabeth Hudson, Reyna Ortiz, Justin Hyatt, Twila Busby
Sierra Griggs, Juan Carlos (translator)
I. Called to order at 4:34 by Parris
II. Ratification of Minutes for September 10, 2019
1st: Batten; 2nd: Megoulloa; Approved unanimously.
Update on Family Life Curriculum / Principal’s Report / ASPE Report
Mr. Taravati provided an update on the district Family Life Curriculum. The governing board has postponed the vote pending additional review and collaboration. No deadline or future dates have been set for this issue. He additionally discussed opportunities to work with the Mexican Consulate to provide community and family access to opportunities for ongoing education and services.
Mr. Taravati provided the Principal’s report. He discussed the start of the 21st century after school program, quarterly Benchmark assessment scores and data comparison for this test regarding dual language test.
Ms. Lopez provided the ASPE report. Upcoming Tardeada fundraiser event for scholarship fund for Hollinger students. Tickets are for sale now for $25. Carnival has been moved to a spring event. No financial report available.
I. Action Items
II. Discussion/information items
III. Submission of items for next agenda.
Members requested an Information item update on the 21st Century afterschool program.
Mr. Taravati requested a Discussion item regarding partnership opportunities with the Mexican American Consulate and UNAM, requesting ideas from members and their constituent groups.
Next meeting November 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM in the Library.
IV. The meeting was adjourned at 4:58 by Parris.
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