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Meeting Minutes - March 8, 2023

Rocky Mountain Junior High School
Community Council Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2023
10:15 a.m.

In attendance: Bret Craynor, Lacy Richards, Sandy Green, Cari Fredrickson, Natalie
Tenney, Dana Lamb, Cindy Pendleton, Kenny Olsen, Jamie Pilkington,

Welcome – Mr. Craynor

Approval of Minutes – Mr. Craynor read the minutes from January 8. A motion
was made by Dana to approve the minutes, seconded by Cindy

  • Mr. Craynor talked about registration numbers for the 2023-2024 school year.
    • Waiting on numbers to see what our FTE is.
    • Current Enroleemnt for 2022-2023 - 1210
    • Projected Enrolement for 2023-2024 - 1129
      • Trust Land Finances for 2022 – 2023
  • Mr. Craynor talked about where we are with the spending of the current
    trust lands for the 2022-2023 school year. We are on track to stay under
    our 10% carry over.
    • Trust Lands Plan 2023-2024 Proposal
    • Discussion Questions
    • Vote On 2023-2024 Trust Lands Plan proposal
    • The Trust Lands plan for the 2023-2024 was presented
    • A motion was made to approve the Trust Lands Plan for the 2023-2024 school year by Lacey, seconded by Kenny. A vote was taken and all five members of the Council that were present approved the plan. There were two members that were not present.
    • We also looked at the proposed plan for TSSA
  • Additional Business (as needed)
    • Mr. Craynor talked about creating a new policy next year to not allow cell phones to be seen or heard at any time in the school from 7:15 am to 2:30 pm. The concern is for the mental health and safety of our kids. Counselors and administration are dealing with so many cell phone bulling, harassment, and meetup issues that are happening in the school day and the phones have just become a big distraction to the learning environment. The council was supportive of the policy.
    • We also had a discussion about Den Time and what we would like it to look like in the future. The are multiple options:
      • No den time. Add the time into classes
      • Study hall 5 days a week
      • Hybrid of study hall/charter ed.
      • The discussion was had that students do not care for the charter education and are not listening to it although it is needed.
      • Mr. Craynor indicated that they will be doing some random focus groups with students and teachers to discuss den time and its future.

Meeting was adjourned.