WHITTIER ADULT SCHOOL
ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY
November 12, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by Mrs. McKenna.
Mrs. McKenna welcomed everyone to the meeting. The President, Miguel Carmona, translated for Mrs. McKenna.
It was brought to the Council’s attention that they are encouraged to communicate back to their fellow classmates the information that is shared at ASB meetings.
The minutes of the October 1, 2013, Evening Council meeting were approved as written.
- Fall Term Ends--Nov. 22, 2013
- No Classes—Oct. 14 (Float Day)
- No Classes—Nov. 11 ( Veterans’ Day)
- No Classes—Nov. 25-29 (Floating Days & Thanksgiving)
- Winter Term Begins—Dec. 2, 2013
The balance as of November 12, 2013, was $2,457.49.
Report from Daytime ASB Council
The minutes from the October 2, 2013, 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.
Elections for ASB officers for the 2013-2014 school year were held. Students were reminded that holding an office would not demand a lot of extra time. The elections were held democratically and the winners were:
- President—Miguel Carmona
- Vice-President Gabriel Sauer
- Secretary—Blanca Jurado
- Treasurer—Rogelio Nava
The Evening Council unanimously agreed to participate in a Thanksgiving food drive. It was explained that if the Daytime Council also agreed to participate, the Daytime Council would decorate boxes and have them placed in each classroom. The food would be picked-up by the Interfaith Food Center on Friday, November, 2013, and delivered to families in the community.
The Evening Council unanimously approved participating in a Christmas toy drive. If the Daytime Council also agrees to participate, toys will be collected in each classroom starting December 2, 2013, and will be picked up on December 20, 2013.
The Evening Council also voted unanimously to participate in a Red Cross blood drive in the spring of 2014. If the Daytime Council also agrees, Mrs. McKenna will be contacting the Red Cross to set-up a day for the blood drive. A spokesperson from the Red Cross will address the Daytime Council about the details.
Mrs. McKenna asked the Council if they would be interested in purchasing car jumper cables using ASB funds. The jumpers would be kept in the office to assist students whenever their batteries die. In addition, this device would include an air pump. To date, if a student’s battery dies, the office has the type of jumper cables that need to be hooked-up to another vehicle. This new device does not need another vehicle to work, so there is less school liability because there is no risk of damaging someone else’s battery. The Evening Council unanimously approved the purchase. If the Daytime Council agrees, Mrs. McKenna will purchase the device and then be refunded by the ASB budget.
It was also brought-up that students should research and bring in their ideas regarding a teacher gift for Day of the Teacher earlier this year. If the Council decides to purchase gifts, having several ideas proposed early and the specifics; such as cost etc., makes it easier to make a decision on a gift.
There were no students concerns at this time.
The next ASB Evening meeting will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 7:00 PM.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by Audrey McKenna, ASB Council Coordinator & CTE Teacher