Minutes of the May 6th meeting of
The 19th Ward Community Association Schools Committee
Attendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Dan Ross, Jay Ross, and Sarah Yowarski
Guests: Alison Skvarla, Tom Cole
Approval of Minutes from April Meeting
Vision Quest Proposal (Alison Skvarla, Tom Cole)
Alison provided an overview of the Vision Quest Proposal for an elementary school. Key elements include
three classes per grade – one advanced, one mainstream and one for children with more needs
teacher led, decisions made by committees of teachers, parents and communities
focus on arts (“ elementary SOTA”)
student application process to include interviews
process for teacher selection
agreement with RIT for STEM
Alison and Tom answered questions but they didn’t have any data on the effectiveness of this approach. Dan took the action item to locate any information on the results of this approach and we would continue our discussion at our June meeting.
School 16 renovations
We have enough information from our previous survey that it isn’t necessary to repeat the survey, but we need to be ready to organize meetings to provide community input.
We need to have a presence at the Westside market throughout the summer.
Minutes submitted by John Laing
Next Meeting Wednesday, June 11th at 7 pm in the 19th ward association office.