PTA General Membership Meeting Minutes

Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School

PTA General Membership Meeting

6:30-8:00 P.M.

Buckman Library

04/28/2015

Meeting Called to Order at 6:35 PM by Krista Hofmeister, PTA President

We had a quorum (minimum of 7 PTA members).

1.     Welcome
Krista Hofmeister, PTA President

2.     Review & Approve 02/10/15 PTA Meeting Minutes
Deborah Lamberth, PTA Secretary

Deborah reviewed the meeting minutes from the 02/10/15 meeting and asked for any comments or

questions; there were none.  The minutes were signed and approved.

3.     Cyber-Safety Awareness Presentation
Sada Dewey, Buckman Couselor

o  Sada wanted to raise awareness about a Cyber-Safety Awareness presentation that will be given at Buckman on Monday, May 11th @ 6:15

o  There will be free childcare available

o  This is the parent version of the presentation; there will be a 5th grade version given to all 5th graders before Summer

4.     Purchase of Animal Library Books
Caroline Peters, Buckman Librarian

o  Caroline asked for additional funds for purchase animal books for the library

o  The animal books are very popular; kids like to study the animals and do papers on them

o  Janet made a motion to spend $1000 from the Special Projects & Small Grants line items of the budget on the new library books

o  The motion was passed unanimously

5.     Foundation Update
Don McIntosh, Buckman Foundation Chair

o  The auction raised $55,000

o  Don will be stepping down as Foundation Chair after this year; we will need a new one next year

o  Don would ideally like to transition to a new Chair before the end of the school year


6.     Election of New PTA Board Members
Krista Hofmeister, PTA President

o  Nominations

    PTA Co-Presidents:  Sarah Suby, Wendy Marich

    PTA Vice President:  Margaret FiveCrows

    PTA Treasurer:  Hilary Woodard

    PTA Secretary:  Margaret Speth

o  All nominations were unanimously approved

7.     Review and Vote on PTA 2015-16 Operating Budget
Krista Hofmeister, PTA President

o  2014-2015 Budget Update

    Overall budget was $40,400

    So far we have spent a little less half our budget – ~$18,000

    There are some expenses that typically come in toward the end of the year

    We currently have a total of around $74,000 in all of our bank accounts

o  Reviewed the new 2015-16 budget and answered questions on the specific line items

o  Angela made a motion to adopt the proposed budget which was approved unanimously

8.     2015-16 Staffing Outlook and Lottery Numbers
Jack Ubik, Acting Buckman Principal

o  Jack thanked the vibrant Buckman community and great staff

o  Jack reviewed all the staffing numbers for this year and the plans for next year

o  Jack answered questions on the staffing plans

o  A new 4thgrade hire and the Media Center Specialist jobs have been posted

o  Ms. Robin’s Leave of Absence has been extended to the end of the school year

9.     PTA Technology Fund
Krista Hofmeister, Mr. Vestal

o  Google Apps for Education

o  All students in 1st through 12th automatically get an account

o  Students can’t lose papers or delete them

o  Teachers can see the revision history

o  We are lacking training

o  The Google chrome books will run the Smarter Balanced test

o  We have 30 chrome books (does not include Mr. Scott’s old chrome books)

o  Google Apps for Education (GAFE) plan

o  Google Summit in July, Tuition is $495

o  Angela made a motion to pay $1000 for the Google Summit.  Passed unanimously.


10.  Final Announcements

o  Field Day Coordinator – Cara will contact the 2 new volunteers and help them get this organized

o  End of the Year Picnic – We are looking for a few volunteers to coordinate the picnic

o  Year Books – Last call for photos, order forms will be coming out

o  Portland School Board – Paul Anthony attended our meeting and offered to answer any questions

Meeting Adjournedat 8:13 PM by Krista Hofmeister, PTA President

Next Meeting is April 28th, 2015
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