Moline Coal Valley School District No. 40 Committee of the Whole hears member updates
Members of the Moline Coal Valley School District No. 40 Committee of the Whole met Monday, May 9.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Moline Coal Valley School District No. 40 Committee of the Whole:
MOLINE-COAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT40 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Monday, May 09, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
The Committee of the Whole Meeting was called to order by Board Vice President Dr. Robert Dyer at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 09, 2016 at Butterworth Elementary School, 420548 Street, Moline, Illinois 61265.
The following Committee members were present:
Justin Anderson, President of the Board of Education Dr. Robert Dyer, Board Member
Connie McElyea, Board Member
Kate Schaefer, Board Member
Susan Tucker, Board Member
Lanty McGuire, Superintendent of Schools Dave McDermott, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary to the Board of Education Matt DeBaene, Assistant Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability Todd DeTaeye, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Committee members absent:
Ben McAdams, Board Member Tim Miller, Board Member Christina Denman, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil/Personnel Services and Special Education Darryl Snyder, Director of Facilities
PUBLIC COMMENT AND PARTICIPATION
Bob Dyer thanked the Moline High School Coolidge Campus and Lyle Goldensoph, Principal of Coolidge, for providing the treats.
APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MINUTES
The minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting of April 11, 2016 were presented for approval. A motion was made by Justin Anderson, seconded by Susan Tucker, unanimously carried, that the minutes be approved as presented and placed on file.
SPOTLIGHT - BUTTERWORTHELEMENTARY
Chris Lensing, Principal of Butterworth Elementary, shared a few facts about Butterworth. Butterworth was built in 1955 and houses approximately 260 students. Mr. The school has served a variety of students and was one of the first to house an ESL loop. Mr. Lensing added that parent communication is important. A method to keep an open line of communication and invoke involvement with parents is to host Butterworth family nights.
Mr. Lensing thanked those in attendance and welcomed a tour to anyone interested.
LITERACY COACHES UPDATE
Todd DeTaeye, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction introduced the literacy coaches of the District. They are Julie Reed, Tammy Ruthey and Jill VanDamme.
Ms. Reed, Ms. Ruthey and Ms. VanDamme passed out copies of a poem to each Board member and shared their primary goal, which is student success. The job of the literacy coaches is to work with the teachers in their classroom helping with a variety of tasks from co-teaching to performing demonstration lessons. The literacy coaches also work with other certified staff in the buildings. The coaching varies dependent upon the needs of the teacher. -
Mr. DeTaeye introduced Brian Prybil, Principal at Washington Elementary. Mr. Prybil staffed literacy coaches in his building for the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Prybil indicated that in order to have student success, it is important to make sure the staff is trained and has the tools necessary to teach the students. Mr. Prybil indicated the coaches have given the staff at Washington confidence. He really appreciates everything the coaches have done at Washington and looks forward to working with them in the future.
The Committee of the Whole Meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.
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