WHITTIER ADULT SCHOOL
ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY
March 28, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 9:59 AM by Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Roberts.
Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Roberts welcomed everyone to the meeting. Students introduced themselves to each other. Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Roberts thanked everyone for participating on the Council.
Mrs. McKenna explained to the new members of the Council the purpose of the ASB Council. She mentioned that the meetings are a format for the students to become informed about and to address school issues. The Council may also participate in community outreach programs; for example, the Red Cross, food drives, and toy drives.
The minutes of the February 21, 2013, Daytime Council meeting were approved as written.
Spring Term begins March 18, 2013.
Spring Break – March 30-April 7
Student I.D. Dates --- April 10 & 11
The balance as of March 26, 2013, was $4,332.23.
Report from Evening ASB Council
The minutes from the February 20, 2013, Evening ASB Council was distributed. Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Roberts 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.
Mrs. McKenna shared that she had purchased a coffee pot for the Council. The Council unanimously voted to reimburse her for this expenditure.
Mrs. McKenna explained to the Council that when they report back to their classes about the issues discussed during the ASB meetings, they should get guidelines from their teachers regarding the amount of classroom time they are allotted to give their ASB reports. In addition, when Council members are requesting signatures for a petition or asking that a letter to be sent, for example, to a politician, no pressure is to be placed upon any student being asked. These are completely voluntarily activities and no student should feel obligated or pressured to participate.
The Council discussed options on how to celebrate the “Day of the Teacher”. The Council voted to buy each teacher a small gift and provide them with lunch. The “Day of the Teacher” events will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Mrs. Roberts brought in samples of previous gifts given to the teachers, and she passed around pictures showing how the room was decorated for the event. The Council was informed that the Evening would also be voting and deciding on how they would like to celebrate this day. Mrs. Roberts informed the Council about the previous expenditures for this event, so that this Council would have an idea of the possible general cost.
Mrs. Roberts explained to the Council the variety of options possible for the school’s summer session schedule. She stated that there will be summer school, but not in the evenings. There will be a day-time program only. The dates have not been set, but Mrs. Roberts wanted the Council’s in-put on which schedule they may prefer. She is pretty sure the summer session will begin on July 8, 2013. She also reminded the Council that this summer will be shorter because school will resume in August 2013, instead of September.
Mrs. Roberts provided the Council with an update on the Governor’s proposal which was to move adult schools to the community colleges. She informed the Council that the issue is not over, but the signs look promising that the adult schools will stay at the local level. She informed the Council that more information will be available in May 2013 when a state budget is voted on in Sacramento.
Some students would like healthier snacks bought for the meetings. After some discussion, the Council agreed to allow Mrs. McKenna to purchase some fruit and/or vegetables for the next meeting. The cost will be monitored along with an observation about which snacks are being eaten. There will be an on-going assessment about the quantity and/or choice of snacks being purchased and enjoyed. Decisions will be made accordingly.
The next ASB Evening meeting will be held April 17, at 7:00 PM, in Room #221.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by Audrey McKenna, ASB Council Coordinator & CTE Teacher