Attendance: Shane Barton, Sarah Blood, Kevin Calacone, Pam Guest,
Jennifer McClure, Cassi Olin, John Sorady, Nancy Stewart
1. Standing item: High School Building Renovation Project
a. New VOIP phones- each phone is linked to a specific number
b. HS faculty room moving to HS conference room in September
c. Waiting for NYSED approval of Phase II- we used the expedited
2. Follow up topic: Academic Success Plan
a. For 2018-19 school year- proposed changes to the Academic
b. Feedback from the Board of Education: keep some measure of
c. New proposal would be a hybrid “1-2-3” Policy: 1 course failure can
practice and play/does NOT need to do GFE sheet ; 2 course
failures- can practice/must do the GFE sheet each week for five
weeks to be eligible to play; 3 course failures- can
practice/cannot play or perform for five weeks/no GFE sheet
needed but student will go through the IST process
d. Continue developing new incentives (with student input)
through BLT and PBIS to be added during the school year
(Honor Pass, Downtown Lunch Pass, Jr. High incentives, etc.)
Outcome: The BLT will present these changes to the Board of Education at
the August 23, 2018 meeting for adoption in the 2018-19 handbook.
3. Follow up topic: New master schedule for 2019-2020
a. The Jr./Sr. High School needs to provide at least 990 hours of
instruction over 180, per NYSED regulations. The requirement
is no longer just 180 days in session.
Outcome: This ongoing discussion will continue in September 2018 with any
changes implemented for the 2019-2020 school year.
4. Other topics
Outcome: Please bring other topics for consideration at the next meeting.
Next meetings: Monday September 24, 2018 (all meetings 3 – 4:30 p.m. in
the High School Library)