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Final recommendations reviewed

Purpose: “To collaboratively study issues surrounding staffing functions, make recommendations to the Superintendent/Cabinet and formulate related communications.” 

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:

  • The desire to include more schools – are there more schools involved this year than last?
  • How many “adults” involved now vs. last year?
  • Contract addendum, including the duties performed by the “adults”
    • School Improvement
    • At-risk
    • Assessment
  • Evaluator has conversation about the leadership structure
  • A small survey to staff regarding satisfaction – ask whether the additional money is going towards opportunities for leadership for the staff members
  • Achievement of the schools

It was noted that some of these items might not be easy to track down.

Other recommendations were agreed upon:

  • Recommend some parameters on how the money is spent (specifying that it is spent on leadership activites)
  • Communicate the recommendation document with updates
  • Set up a process for submission of the plans for spending the distribution by May 28

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.

Members in Attendance: Crystal Mueller (Leader), Dawn Cummings (Recorder), Steve Ellbogen (NCASE), Walt Wilcox (NCASE), Scott Honken (NCASE), Connie Brasel (SEIO), Doreen McGlade (NCEA), Wayne Carlson (SEIO), Gayle Schnorenberg (NCAESS), Kathy Sedmak (NCAESS), Wayne Tuttle (NCEA), Sonja Leimback (NCEA), Stephanie Edwards (HR), Jeff Brewster (HR), Mike Bond (HR), Verba Echols (HR), Mark Mathern (C&I), Allen Bruggman (Community Partnerships).

 

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