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Hello LPAS Families and Friends! Below are my notes from the February 16th 2021 LPAS SBDM meeting.

Note: I’m one of two parent reprensentatives, so my notes are slanted towards parent/family topics. As far as notes go, they are probably incomplete, and are definitely not “official”. Official agendas and approved minutes are posted on the LPAS SBDM page and JCPS SBDM Council and Standing Committee Minutes site.

April 20, 2021 Agenda

Good News

  • “It’s just great to be back!”
  • Students spent a lot of time on safety routines early on, but a few weeks in, it’s just like normal school (except not quite as close together)
  • “This is not good news - it’s GREAT news!”

Committee Reports

Not much on comittee reports - admins have been asked to focus on back to school planning.

CSIP Survey may move to the fall. If done in spring it will be abbreviated. Ms. Case hopes it happens in the fall during “back to school” so it won’t be affected by NTI.

Backpack of Success. Starts next week. Students have been practicing. Ms. Palmquist is leading that, and will be reaching out by end of week to those who signed up. I asked Ms. Case to share info on how to sign up - I don’t believe I’ve seen anything regarding.


Ms. Maulik is moving! Her family is moving out of state - and Ms. Coots will be teaching 2nd grade last week.

Welcome Reggie Brown as a part of the janitorial staff!

Student Achievement Updates

KPREP is approaching and Ms. Jones is prepping for it to start May 10th. However - California has been granted a Federal OK to not do their testing - so Kentucky might be granted the same.

Staff Assignment & Space (Building) Approval

We are permanently adding another 1st grade teacher - the K/1 split that had existed in 2019/2020 will no longer be. We have 4 full K classes (and teachers) currently and during NTI we had added a “small group” teacher

Space plan was approved. (See April 20, 2021 Agenda for link)

Policy Review

Principal Selection policy was read a second time and approved. The two major updates are that the additional committee members is expanded from three to five and we added language that recommended a committee that represented the large LPAS committee.

Consultation for Hiring Other Than Principal we reviewed and saw no changes.

Extracurricular Programs - what falls under extracurricular? Ms. Case to review. Also - note that all extracurriculars need a rationale brought to the SBDM by May 1.

Old Business

No Old business.

New Business

Supplemental School Year. JCPS is working through how to implement this.

Summer Programs. Again, no summer programs at LPAS due to roof replacement. However JCPS will be providing more information very soon. Ms Jones “No matter where students are attending summer programs, all students have access.” The Board Meeting this evening will roll out the offerings.

End of School Year Celebrations. We can have outside celebrations - but only things “critical to school culture”. Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion.

Ms. Case says we are currently at 83% attendance. Was very heavy.

We are going to school next week Monday through Thursday of next week as Friday is Oaks Day.

See you in May!