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Minutes - ASB Evening Council 2/4/15




February 4, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:11 PM by Mrs. McKenna.

Mrs. McKenna welcomed everyone to the meeting.

The Council was encouraged to communicate to their fellow classmates the information that is discussed at ASB meetings.

The minutes of the December 17, 2014, Evening Council meeting were approved as written.

Program Update
  • Winter Term Ends: March 6, 2014
  • Spring Term Begins: March 9, 2015
  • Spring Term Ends: June 5, 2015
  • Spring Break: March 23-27, 2015
Financial Report

The balance as of February 2, 2015, was $2,746.25.

Report from Daytime ASB Council

The minutes from the December 16, 2014, Daytime ASB Council were distributed. 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

The council voted on ways to celebrate “The Day of The Teacher” event. They voted to provide lunch and a light dinner for the staff on this occasion. Mrs. McKenna emphasized the importance of the Council members bringing in catering ideas and pricing, so the Council can make an informed choice. The Council also voted to provide each teacher with a gift valued no more than $15. Mrs. McKenna shared with the Evening Council a Daytime Council member’s idea of giving a personalized coffee cup as a gift.

She also informed them that another Daytime Council member offered to create centerpieces for the tables and the Council would reimburse her for the cost of materials, not exceeding $15 per centerpiece. Mrs. McKenna suggested she bring in a sample centerpiece with the cost information, so the Council can make an informed decision.

Mrs. McKenna informed the Council that the Adult School is financially secure for the next 2015/2016 school year.

She also informed the Council that the Governor’s Budget Proposal requires better communications between the adult schools and the junior colleges. The changes that may take place under his new proposal will become clearer in May 2015. Mrs. McKenna will keep the Council posted as new information is made available.

Mrs. McKenna also spoke to the Council about the Adult School’s Technology Plan. Two ASB students will be asked to be on the Technology Planning Committee. The Council’s participation is desired as part of the agreement of the Grant. Part of the received grant money is used for teacher technological training. The teachers are being provided Google training, such as in maps, calendars, and docs etc. The teachers are to transfer this knowledge onto their students.

Old Business

The Council discussed better ways to promote the Photo IDS. The Council voted unanimously to purchase an easel and have it set-up near the snack shack in hopes to better promote the Photo ID dates. Mrs. McKenna will purchase the easel and create a large sign promoting the Photo ID dates.

The 2014 Christmas Toy Drive was a big success. There were even more toys collected than in the previous year.

Mrs. McKenna informed the Council that she will further discuss the possibility of having a wood bench being built around one of the trees on campus.

Student Concerns

Mrs. McKenna shared that a Daytime Council member suggested having a few of the picnic tables, which are out by the trailers, moved onto the grassy area and have umbrellas added to the tables. The Daytime Council voted, unanimously, in favor of this idea. Mrs. McKenna would buy the umbrellas using ASB funds if this idea is approved by the Director Debbie Roberts. The Evening Council voted in favor of this idea too.


The next ASB Daytime meeting will be March 4, 2015.

The meeting was adjourned.

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