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Minutes - ASB Daytime Council 10/05/16





October 5, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 12:45 PM by Mrs. McKenna.

Mrs. McKenna welcomed everyone to the meeting.

The Council was encouraged to inform their fellow classmates on topics discussed at ASB meetings.

The minutes of the May 4, 2016 minutes were approved.

Program Update
  • Fall Term: August 22-November 18, 2016
  • Float Days: October 17, 2016
  • Veterans’ Day: November 11, 2016
Financial Report

The balance as of October 5, 2016 was $2,428.41

Report from Evening ASB Council

The were no minutes from an Evening May 2016 meeting because an evening meeting was not held. Mrs. McKenna explained that the minutes from each council meeting are given to the other council, so that they each know what is being discussed at each other’s meetings.

New Business

Mrs. McKenna discussed the purpose of the Council and the responsibilities of being an ASB member. She explained the role of ASB officers and informed the Council about voting in representatives at the November 2016 meeting.

Mrs. McKenna explained the rules to spending ASB funds. Ultimate approval of any expenditure must be approved by Director, Debbie Roberts.

Mrs. McKenna explained that the Daytime and Evening Councils are technically one; the Whittier Adult School ASB Council. Meetings are set at two different times for the convenience of both Daytime and Evening students.

Mrs. McKenna’s role is to organize and guide the meetings, but the ASB members vote on all necessary decisions.

Mrs. McKenna explained the events the Council has chosen to participate in, such as the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Toy Drive, and Blood Drives. The Evening Council voted unanimously to participate in both the Interfaith Food and Toy Drives.

Mrs. McKenna informed the Council that the ABE and ESL Daytime classes are taking place on the Cal Hi campus this year because the bungalows will be remodeled this year. To date, the students and teachers are adjusting well to this change.

The following Photo ID dates were provided: Oct. 11, 12, and 13.

Mrs. McKenna explained the Federal Program Monitoring visit by a team which will be visiting the Adult School and high schools. The visiting dates are as follows: Oct. 17, 18, 19, and 20.

Mrs. Roberts explained the benefits of the Adult Education Block Grant update.

Old Business

Mrs. McKenna shared “Thank You” cards from the staff regarding the Day of the Teacher celebration.

Student Concerns

Some CTE students requested a Computer Lab be available for students from 8:00 to 3:00 to allow them to finish their work.

Other students brought up the suggestion of purchasing microwaves so students can warm up their food. Mrs. Roberts explained that this idea comes with some obstacles; who will clean the microwaves and where will they be placed etc.

Mrs. Roberts shared that the ASB car charger has been replaced by the school because it was previously stolen.

Some members requested the possibility of some students receiving free food and drinks from the snack shack to students who qualify under an evaluation establishing student financial hardship. Mrs. Roberts explained that this would have to be approved by the Board.


The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Audrey McKenna, ASB Council Coordinator & CTE Teacher