WHITTIER ADULT SCHOOL ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY
December 16, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 9:17 AM 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 November 18, 2014, Daytime Council meeting were approved as written.
- Winter Term Ends: March 6, 2014
- Thanksgiving Break: November 24-28, 2014
- Christmas Break: December 22, 2014-January 4, 2015
- Martin Luther King Holiday- January 19, 2015
The balance as of December 16, 2014, was $5,294.70.
Report from Evening ASB Council
The minutes from the November 19, 2014, Evening 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.
The Council brainstormed ways to better promote the purchasing of Photo IDs. One of the Council members suggested that the Council purchase a stand, which could be placed in the quad and would promote the purchasing of Photo IDs. Another student suggested the Photo ID dates be held on the same dates each quarter in hopes this would increase the purchasing of IDs. Mrs. McKenna informed the Council that scheduling can be complicated. She said she appreciated the idea of being consistent with the Photo ID dates, but stated that this is not always possible. Mrs. McKenna will bring this idea to the attention of the Director, Debbie Roberts.
The Council also discussed the " Day of the Teacher " celebration, and several students suggested celebrating this occasion on a smaller scale ; therefore, not spending so much money on this event.
Several students expressed interest in creating a student garden and / or having benches built around some of the trees in the grassy areas of the campus to provide a scenic and shaded área for students to sit .
Mrs. McKenna asked all Council members to encourage more student participation in the Christmas Toy Drive. She suggested the Council members ask their teachers if they can make an announcement to the class encouraging each student to donate one toy for the Christmas Toy Drive in hopes of securing a successful drive.
Mrs. McKenna reminded the Council that if they decide to buy gifts for the "Day of the Teacher", students should bring a sample gift and cost details to a Council meeting, sooner than later, to avoid complications in getting the gifts on time. In the past, the Council often waited too long to make a decisión on a gift; therefore, the Council was not able to get the gift it really wanted on time.
Mrs. McKenna also reminded the Council that an ASB member must be a student in good standing. She also reminded the Council members that ultimately it is the teacher’s decision whether a student can attend a meeting or not. Mrs. McKenna also emphasized the importance of leaving and returning to the classroom with minimal disruption. Mrs.McKenna thanked all members for participating in the ASB Council and told the members that their contribution is greatly appreciated.
No concerns were mentioned at this time.
The next ASB Daytime meeting will be February 3 , 2015.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by Audrey McKenna, ASB Council Coordinator & CTE Teacher