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The Natrona County School District’s Staffing Standing Committee met on April 2. The meeting began with Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Crystal Mueller reviewing the recommendations that came out of previous Staffing Committee members.
Leadership Unit Recommendation
Dr. Mueller told the group that Superintendent Steve Hopkins approved the recommendation at a $27.00/per student rate, with a minimum set for the smaller schools at $6,000 per school. Superintendent Hopkins proposed that the money be placed in each school’s building budget to allow for flexibility with the money.
Superintendent Hopkins asked the group to discuss the data points that are used to quantify whether the recommendation is meeting the desired outcomes of a continuous improvement organization. The committee brainstormed several data point possibilities:
It was noted that some of these items might not be easy to track down.
Other recommendations were agreed upon:
SPED Allocation at Elementary level
Dr. Mueller told the group that the 1.0 student recommendation will be able to be implemented without additional cost to the District. INCLUSION is the driver for this issue.
Following the review of the recommendations Dr. Mueller took down association comments.
NCEA: Become more familiar with funding model
NCASE: A Better understanding regarding the staffing model and the messaging to take back to staff
SEIO: Concern about the custodial staffing model, maintenance
NCAESS: Position reviews; loss of hours/days when the collapse of the salary structure occurred
The next scheduled Staffing Committee meeting is on May 7, 2014.