• Knox Gifted Academy

    Site Council Meeting Minutes

    November 15, 2021

    Attendees: Mandeep Kaur, Carric Smolnik, Becca Allison, Denise Canfield, Allison Davis, Kristy Braaksma, Lynn Weed

    Mrs. Weed’s Update:

    • Covid Dashboard, virtual learning, and other challenges
    • District quarantine updates starting 11/19/21
    • Share with community the status of our staff exhaustion - possible KGA community communication
    • ESSER III Plans for Learning Loss

    Review of previous parent survey data to begin discussions for parent survey in the spring. Discussion of how Site Council can support communication flow for community engagement and strategic planning.

    Next Meeting:

    January (TBD)

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  • Knox Gifted Academy

    Site Council Meeting Minutes

    September 20, 2021

    Attendees: Mandeep Kaur, Carric Smolnik, Becca Allison, Denise Canfield, Allison Davis, Kristy Braaksma, Lynn Wees


    Art Masterpiece update - piloting one virtual lesson

    Daggett video - led into strategic plan and report card discussion

    Journey 2025 Update

    A look at Hattie’s 250 influences on student achievement and how it connects to our J2025 goals

    Review of KGA’s previous parent survey results

    Next Meeting:

    Monday, November 15, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

    Potential agenda items for next meeting:

    • Family communication, possible survey in the spring
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  • Knox Gifted Academy
    Site Council Meeting Minutes
    August 23, 2021

    Attendees: Mandeep Kaur, Carric Smolnik, Becca Allison, Denise Canfield, Allison Davis, Kristy Braaksma, Lynn Weed

    Review of the purpose of Site Council & By-Laws

    Elected Becca Allison as Site Council Chair

    Tax Credit Expenditures Discussion:

    • Approval of 2020/2021 Tax Credit Expenditures
    • Approval of 2021/2022 Potential Tax Credit Expenditures

    KGA Core Values: Vision, Metrics, Core Values

    Review of 2019/2020 Parent Survey Data

    • Top box of three areas where we are committed to continue
    • Tob box of three of the lowest areas to address

    CUSD Budget Override Fact Sheet

    Next Meeting:

    Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

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  • October 21, 2019 Site Council Minutes

    Discussion topics: 

    • KGA AZMerit Ranking
    • California Association for Gifted presenters by KGA staff (Davis, Dalton, Barracat, Nusbaum, Weed)
    • Cardboard Challenge Highlights (Students’ works on display at local museums: Chandler (6th grade); Basha (4th)
    • Weinberg Gifted Academy - no new updates, reminder to fill out Open Enrollment for new students and returning students 

    Safety concerns - review

    Update on financials from Lynn

    Parent Survey 2019-20 to be sent out in January-may include questions about families intention when considering returning to KGA 

    • Do you have plans to leave KGA?
    • Reasons for leaving KGA (transportation, location, different model)
    • Reasons for staying at KGA (transportation, location, model)
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  • KGA Parent Summit 05.2018

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  • Site Council Vision, Goals, and Core Values

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