Agendas and Minutes
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC) MEETING
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
The Cobalt Institute of Math and Science (CIMS), School Site Council met on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5pm. This meeting was held online via Google Meets due to school site closure (Covid).
School Site Council Members present:
Administration: Clarissa McNally, Principal and Veronica Cueva, Vice Principal.
Members Present (Parent, Teacher, Student, Classified): Hazel Chavez, Tyson Parker, Amani Alcazar, Dr. Antonia Vignocchi, Arabella Audette, Ashley Keiki, Brian Scott, Brianna Richardson, Christal Hernandez, Chuck Hill, Kimberely Leon, Noemi Gonazlez, Roseann Rodriguez, Ryan Morgan and Vince Lynn.
17 members were present representing a quorum.
1.Call to Order
Clarissa McNally called the meeting to order at approximately 5:10 pm.
2. Roll Call of Members
3.Addition/Deletion of Agenda Items
4. Reading and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes. Vince Lynn –First, Dr. Antonia Vignocchi – Second.
5. Reports of Officers/Standing & Special Committees/Student
Student Report – Student report not given.
Clarissa McNally spoke of how well school year is going via virtual learning for students. Back to School Night was a success. However, there is a connection issue with devices. Situation is getting better though. Veronica Cueva, seconded that all is well. Textbook collection and distribution went smoothly. Both administrators praised the job of our teachers. Spirit week starts next week. Students can follow via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for schedule. Cross Country and Volleyball sports will begin with Phase 1. Social distancing and outside practice games only. Clarissa McNally shared handout of school site budget. She explained that we will vote on how we spend the school fund. Member Brian Scott requested additional information. Clarrissa McNally said information was a hyperlink. Presentation of SIPSA will be brought back to SSC to be voted on.
6. Informative Items:
SSC meetings will remain 5pm time wise. Meetings are open to the public. Guest can attend meeting. They must follow SSC guidelines, sign in with name, address etc.
7. Discussion Items
Clarissa McNally spoke of SSC Bylaws, Roles and Responsibilities. Bylaws should be updated. Motion to accept, Chuck Hill - First, Hazel Chavez – Second. Bylaws will be discussed over the next two meetings.
8. Action/Consent Items
Clarissa McNally spoke of district contracting out Action Youth. Afterschool program will include enrichment, homework and exercise. This program began last week. Veronica Cueva spoke on the School Safety Plan. Plan was specific to Cobalt. Report did not include a Covid Plan. There was a high Period 1 attendance issue with tardiness. There was a high uniform violation in the 8th grade. School is green on subjects. Lowest area was in suspension rates. Which was yellow, less than 1%. Disaster procedures were discussed. Plan must be updated to include pandemic. Election of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Parliamentarian and District Advisory Council Representative were voted on. Results are as follows:
Christal Hernadez, Chairperson
Amani Alcazar, Alternate Chairperson
Kimberly Leon, Secretary
Arabella Audette, Alternate Secretary
Ashley Keiki, District Advisor
Antonia Vignocchi, Alternate District Advisor
Brian Scott, Parliamentarian
9. Unfinished Business and General Orders
10. New Business
11. Public Comments – None
With no further business to come before the school council. The meeting was adjourned at 6:13pm. Motioned, Dr. Vignocchi – First, Chuck Hill – Second.
Next meeting: October 27, 2020 at 5pm.