TQC Meeting – April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00, ESC Board Room

Agenda

1) Minutes & Updates

a. Today’s Agenda: review and approve
b. Minutes: review and approve minutes from September 24, 2020, meeting

2) Discussion and Action Items

a. TQ Course Report – ASCD courses, Virtual Teaching courses
b. TQ Budget Update 2020-2021
c. Iowa Core Budget Update 2020-2021

3) Schedule Next Meeting

Minutes – Draft

Our Mission: The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence and succeed in reaching their potential.

Facilitator: Heidi Anthony

Recorder: Katie Benson The Teacher Quality Committee (TQC) met on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in the ESC board room. Copies of the agenda, September 24, 2020 minutes, TQ Course Report- ASCD courses, Virtual Teaching Courses, TQ Budget Update 2020-2021, Iowa Core Budget Update 2020-2021, and Curriculum Cycle Stages were available for distribution.

Committee Members Present: Crista Limoges, Deb Padomek, Kathy Sandoz, Jolynn Meier, Stacie Henderson, Janelle Poulson, Terry Gardner, Kris Snavely, Emily Lloyd, Julie Thiele, and Angela Holcomb.

Guests: Synthia Edwards.

1) Minutes & Updates

a. Today’s Agenda: review and approve-Kathy moved and Terry seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
b. Minutes: review and approve-Julie moved and Jolynn seconded the motion to approve September 24, 2020, minutes as presented. Motion carried.

2) Discussion and Action Items

a. TQ Course Report- ASCD courses, Virtual Teaching Courses

  • Results show the second-highest participation number (756 complete) since beginning in 2015-16. Sixty total participants did not finish, compared to forty-six from the previous year. Ten of the sixty individuals emailed they were withdrawing from the course.
  • Inquiry of why the total number completed (756) and total number paid (754) did not match up. Two administrators participated and do not receive pay.
  • Suggestion to add the total percentage of participants per level (ie percent of elementary, MS, and HS individuals participating) next year. Heidi agreed to note this in the minutes.
  • Discussion that the total participation in the course is high with about 1,000 teachers in the district.
  • Discussion that the variety of courses met teachers’ learning needs.
  • Kathy moved and Deb second the motion to approve the TQ Course Report- ASCD courses, Virtual Teaching Courses. Motion carried.

b. TQ Budget Update 2020-2021

  • Inquiry about the ASCD purchase amount. The purchase method changed in 2018-19 from per course to a districtwide license, which is a lower cost with more learning resources. The price increased for 2020-2021 due to the pandemic and demand. We are guaranteed this price for the next two years.
  • Discussion about August Collaboration Day returning for 2021-2022.
    • August Collaboration Day is paid per diem. Crista suggested a half-day instead of a full day.
    • TQ Committee does not have enough carryover funds to decide to have an August
  • Collaboration Day this year. CHAMPS used much of the carry-over last summer.
  • No TQ funds for CHAMPS planned.
  • Kathy moved and Jolynn second the motion to approve the TQ Budget Update 2020-2021. Motion carried.

c. Iowa Core Budget Update 2020-2021

  • Future Ready June dates moved from 5 to 3.5 days and only 18 teachers this year.
  • This year all Future Ready teams are elementary- concerned about middle school and high school.
  • Kris noted the committee will not support using funds for Future-Ready without data on the impact of Future Ready in the future. A program review was scheduled for this year but delayed.
  • Julie moved and Stacie seconded the motion to approve the Iowa Core Budget Update 2020-2021

3) Next meeting date, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 8:00-10:00 AM. ESC-TBD. Janelle moved and Kathy seconded the motion to adjourn. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Katie Benson, Recorder