Minutes of the September 11th meeting of
The 19th Ward Community Association Schools Committee
Attendees: Boutet, Kolbuc, Laing, Ross, Ross, Yoworski
Review of Action Items
Review school 44 at Westside market Jay and John B.
44 principal Rick DeRose was enthusiastic in engaging the crowd in the search for volunteers. He also distributed a fact sheet on the school and stated his intent to keep school 44 (including the building) open. We signed up 5 volunteers. Closed
Review test scores
We reviewed the test scores for RCSD and charter schools. The results are low, given the high state standards. The results show the charter schools in the top half of the scores, but only one has results better than all of the city schools. Given the low scores for the schools in our ward, and the relatively small sample sizes, it won’t take many students improving to make the scores better and thus finding volunteers to work with the teachers is important.
We had a short discussion on how to challenge the assumption that 5 RCSD schools should close, given Rick DeRosa’s intention to keep school 44 open. Information on the enrollment data for this year would be useful. John L took the action to get enrollment data from RCSD
Next Meeting Wednesday, October 9 at 7 pm in the 19th ward association office