TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

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TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby blackturtle.us » Fri May 10, 2019 11:26 am

This meeting lasted about two hours and fifteen minutes. The power was out at the start of the meeting, but came on after a half hour or so. Several community members were present for the awards presentation portion of the meeting. After that mostly school employees stayed for the remainder of the meeting.

1) Two items were tabled at the beginning of the meeting. One item had to do with hiring an employee for a sports-related position. The second had to do with a waiver application issue.

2) Board Member Comments:
a) Cathy Heseman - Said that she enjoyed the Open House event which took place a week ago. She also provided an update on the royalties situation. Not only did she and another board member visit with an assistant to Representative Paul Cook, but they also contacted a school district in Wyoming that also benefits from potash royalties. At this point the most recent potash royalty bill proposal expired before coming up for a vote, but there’s always the possibility that another proposal will be written.
b) Sandy Sprouse - Provided info about funding for resurfacing local runway and community park.

3) Superintendent’s Report: Talked about state testing and senior projects.

4) Trona Teachers Association - Talked about state testing incentives, thanked Mr. Wolfe for giving pep talks to classes to motivate them to do well on state tests, and also thanked the board for Teacher Appreciation Week gifts.

5) TCEA - Book fair raised $2300.

6) Mr. Wolfe - Talked about continuation school as opposed to community day school. Explained differences in hours that students attend. For continuation school it’s 15 hrs/wk and for community day school it’s 7 hrs/day.

7) Public Comments:
a) Randy Sorensen - Talked about HS track season and mentioned that some junior high students look like they will do well when they get to high school.
b) Jeff Reznichek - Also talked about HS track and asked that his assistant coach be retroactively paid a stipend for the work he did.
One or the other or both of these gentlemen suggested that junior high track be brought back.

8) Several people were hired for various positions including teachers, coaches, and summer workers.

9) Vice Principal for Elementary School - A long discussion took place regarding what was and wasn’t needed at the elementary school in terms of administrative support. A problem for a district as small as TJUSD is that three full time administrators would be considered excessive and could incur a $43K per year penalty. However, some feel that the workload is too much for existing administrators. Several options were discussed as well as pros and cons of different ideas. [An interesting way around the three administrator issue is to designate admins as part time admins with other duties that are non-administrative filling in the remainder of their assignments.] Three possible job descriptions will be submitted for the board to consider.

10) Security Guard / Truancy Officer - Another long discussion took place regarding this issue. Lots of security issues were discussed as well as the role of this person in dealing with those issues. One suggestion was that a risk management assessment be conducted. A job description will be submitted for the board to consider.

11) Brandman University Agreement - Annual contract renewed. This organization works with new teachers.

12) Isom Advisors - Discussion mostly focused on restructuring of the existing bond for swimming pool, but also discussed was the possibility of a bond to build a new gymnasium. The current gym has structural issues and it’s difficult to tell how much longer it will still be available for use.

13) Special Education Coverage Contract - Extra insurance to cover legal costs for issues involving special education. The district already has coverage for these issues and so this would be supplemental coverage.

14) Multi-School Sports Agreement - Lots of discussion on this item. Students from the Baptist church in Pioneer Point will be allowed to participate on sports teams, but they will be required to take two classes at the high school. The discussion went all over the place, but I believe that this was the final decision. The paperwork for this agreement must be turned in by May 30th. The vote on this item went 4-1.

15) 11th Grade Proposal Project - Up to $8000 would be available for high school students to complete worthwhile projects. During eleventh grade students would make proposals. The best would be considered for funding for implementation the following year.

NEXT MEETING: June 13, 2019
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby wildrose » Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 pm

blackturtle.us wrote: a) Cathy Heseman - Said that she enjoyed the Open House event which took place a week ago. She also provided an update on the royalties situation. Not only did she and another board member visit with an assistant to Representative Paul Cook, but they also contacted a school district in Wyoming that also benefits from potash royalties. At this point the most recent potash royalty bill proposal expired before coming up for a vote, but there’s always the possibility that another proposal will be written.

This must be the potash plant in Wyoming that Ms. Heseman was talking about.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby KissMyTail » Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 am

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Joined Her Sport
A male is a male and a female is a female and anyone who thinks any differently can kiss my tail. I really don't give a rat's ass what you pretend to be when you get together with your friends, but in real life you are what you is! A biological male is always a biological male and a biological female is always a biological female. You can get hormone treatment and you can mutilate yourself surgically, but that don't change your chromosomes and if you are XX you're a female and if you're XY then guess what... you're a frickin' male!
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby twister » Sat May 11, 2019 7:57 am

Best comment left in response to previous video:
How dare she say boys are physically stronger! That's just toxic masculinity talking! Oh wait...

That's called reality biting you in the ass! :laugh:
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby cactuspete » Sun May 12, 2019 7:11 am

Teacher Holds Back Class at Lunch
This is an extreme caricature of a strict teacher using a discipline strategy to encourage students to pay attention in class, but tossing the exaggeration aside, it's a good example of how high school students are often their own worst enemies. It's easier to just cooperate and to be respectful than to keep engaging in petty disruptions in order to "prove" something.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby panamint_patty » Sun May 12, 2019 7:46 am

Teacher Shows Gravity Defying Water Trick
She must have special powers! :eek:
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby ergot » Tue May 14, 2019 7:36 pm

How's Middle School These Days?
This is the young YouTuber recommended by Mark Dice. She certainly lives up to all the things he said about her.
DICE'S GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/sImwAxdP2o4
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby mrgreen » Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 pm

Why young, black girls are often criminalized in schools
The premise of this video is completely false! This is not a racial issue. It's a matter of IQ. People with low IQs have difficulty in every area of life. Black girls with high IQs do not have the same issues as black or white girls with low IQs. The problem for blacks is that the average IQ of a black person is over a standard deviation lower than that of a white person. The statistics on this are indisputable. However, take race out of the picture and reality comes clearly into focus. If we look at the issue in a color blind manner and stop looking at this as an issue for "black girls" and instead look at this as an issue for all students with low IQs (black, white, male, female, etc.), then we can actually understand the reality of the situation, which is the first step toward developing a strategy for dealing with the associated issues.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby recluse » Tue May 14, 2019 10:00 pm

mrgreen: Not to be rude, but I'd be willing to bet that the black girl featured in that video has an IQ of about 75. To blame her problems on being black is a total misattribution. The simple fact is that she has a very low level of intelligence. She may also have other emotional issues on top of that, but being black is only incidental to her actual underlying problems. People who think that her problems are a result of her racial status are the real modern-day racists. They need to look beneath the surface in order to understand the real issues.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - May 09, 2019

Postby shadylady » Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 am

recluse: You're assertion is quite accurate. Racial status should not be the focus here. People who are not smart get themselves in trouble regardless of the color of their skin color. There is no doubt that if you look closely at the stats that it will become clear that race is not the issue and that it all comes down to intelligence. However, the regressive left insists that race is the issue and their agenda would collapse if they were shown to be wrong and the media is standing right by their side since the media and the regressive left are up each other's back sides!
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