Brighton High School S.C.C. Minutes
Wednesday, October 12 at 3:30pm in the Career Center
BHS Mission Statement – At Brighton High, we choose to be better today
than we were yesterday.
Tom Sherwood, Julie Clawson (SCC Chair), Kim Steenblik (absent) (SCC Vice-Chair), Jodi Roberts (Secretary)
Staff Members: Catherine Bates, Kellie Clark, Pace Gardner, Aaron Hadfield, Emily Nance, Ernest Pulliam , Lisa Prudden, Paul Winkelman
Parent Members: Marci Cardon, Julie Clawson, Katie Dahle, Summer Gallegos, Mila Gleason, Kari Griffee, Liz Jenkins, Jodi Saeland, Michelle Schmidt, Stacie Skelton,Monica, Meyer
Absent: Alia Gonzalez (teacher) Tyson Grover, Cindy England, Matt Misbach, Stefanie Ripplinger, Cherie Sadowski. Kim Steenblik, LeRoy Vea and Ily Murdock (PTSA President/Rep)
Welcome by: Julie Clawson, SCC Chair
Motion to change the order of the agenda by Ernest Pulliam
Approval Minutes from September 2023 meeting
Motion to approve: Tom Sherwood
Second: Marci Cardon
Cell Tower Fund: Discussion Held.
- There is $30,000 to be spent.
- The most common money spent is transportation and costs for field trips.
- Conference costs
- Media specialist to take photos
- Sherwood shared that there was never a policy for principals to get permission from the SCC to spend the money only how they spent the money.
- Principal Sherwood made the motion to allow $15,000 of the Cell Tower money to be used with his discretion.
- The motion was seconded by Ernest Pulliam
Digital Citizenship: Catherine Bates
- Lessons Monday during ROAR this week
- Faculty will receive pd the last Friday of the month
- Information is sent out by Facebook, Bengal Bulletin
- All chromebooks have a filtering system
- The teachers use LanSchool
- Principal Sherwood has alerts sent to his email. He asked about monitoring.
School Safety Plan: Principal Sherwood
- Crosswalk monitoring during lunch. Not required
- School zones not required by law for secondary schools.
- Round-about is doing great!
- Fencing is great!
- Crosswalk will move across from the entrance of the school.
- There will be only one crosswalk.
- We are funding two extra hall monitors. We currently have 3.
- The main office should never have the doors propped opened.
- No adult should ever be in the building without a badge.
- The main doors lock at 7:45 a.m.
- The entire building cannot be locked all day. There is a separate building and students need access to the main building.
- If there is someone really trying to get in under the radar they can get in because there is always someone coming and going.
- Brighton has one police officer.
- Brighton is right across the street from the Cottonwood Heights Police Department
- Brighton has great camera coverage.
- Rich District is the only district in the State that drug tests for sports.
- Signage is coming.
Safety Concerns Motion by: Katie Dahle
Seconded by: Marci Cardon
Above and Beyond: Award given out to three teachers and one staff member each tri. Students and parents nominate during Parent Teacher Conferences based on their own experiences. As a SCC Committee the nominations are reviewed. Selections are based on not repeating and having employees who have been at Brighton at least three years.
Community Forums: meeting will be held in the future
Feeder School Meeting: To be held in January or February. The committee will be meeting.
LandTrust and TSSP:
- Two additional hall monitors are funded by TSSP
- Mr. Winkleman discussed the Flier attached.
- Grades are not weighted at the college level.
- Challenging classes offer a bigger picture of a student’s achievement.
Ily Murdock, PTSA President
- Murdock was not in attendance.
- Construction update. This building should win awards.
- .Three benches have been placed outside the backdoors. Donated by the PTA.
- AP enrollment was sent out previous to meeting.
- Concurrent enrollment Chem1010 was added this year.
- Students have lots of advanced opportunities at Brighton.
- AP testing numbers went down. Principal Sherwood believes it is due to COVID.
- Senior Surveys have not arrived at Brighton yet.
- The ROAR Store is very successful. It is open during lunch.
- There are 583 students who attend Brighton from out of boundary and are on permits.
- Faculty asked about Parent Square. The parents loved it.
- A teacher reminded parents about the importance about attendance.
- Bathroom safety has improved.
- Parent is needed to be on the calendar committee.
- Katie Dahle volunteered.
- Marci Cardon received an APEX award for “Volunteer of the Year”
- Brighton Marching Band won third place in the Rocky Mountain Invitational
- Volleyball earned over $1300 at their Pink Night for Breast Cancer
- Soccer made it to the second round
- Nicole Shon is the “Utah Science Association Teacher of the Year”
Motion to adjourn: Tom Sherwood
Second: Katie Dahle
UPCOMING MEETINGS: Nov 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10