Report to staff and families 18th November 2010
Minutes of BoM meeting 18th November 2010
Acknowledgement of co-option of Angie Dooley as Parent Representative on the Board.
Acknowledgement of co-option of Karen Loughran as Community Representative on the Board.
With regret, the resignation of Laura Hempenstall, parent representative was accepted by the Board. The Board would like to thank Laura for her work on the Board for the past three years.
With regret, the resignation of Lee Richardson, community representative was accepted by the Board. Lee was on the working group that was involved in the setting up of our school. Lee has been the treasurer of the Board for the past five years. The Board would like to thank Lee for his work over the past six years.
Educate Together has been notified of the above changes to the Board.
Declarations of Acceptance were signed by Karen and Angie.
Suggestion of highlighting again to parents of how to contact the Board – through the BoM letterbox in the front hallway.
Certified account for the years 2008/2009 are now available. These will be posted shortly.
Last month the school received an IT grant for 10,000 euro. It is suggested that 5,000 will be kept to set up the new classroom that will be needed next year. The rest will go on software, a number of new computers, visualizers.
Voluntary contributions: The board would like to thank all parents who are paying the school voluntary contributions. Direct debits bring in 802 euro per month, and 1,073 euro was received in once off donations. 38 families are contributing voluntarily to the school.
SEN purchase of suspended equipment totalled 11,824 euro. The school was advised by the occupational therapist to purchase this equipment. 4,000 euro raised by the PTA with the sponsored walk will go towards paying for this equipment and the rest will come from general funds.
The enrolment at the moment is 266 pupils. All classes from 1st to 6th are full, vacancies in Junior and Senior infant classes only.
Raymond brought the School Development Planning programme to date and the plan for this school year to the attention of the Board.
The updated Guide for Parents was reviewed.
Code of Behaviour:
The Board will review the NEWB guidelines for schools (esp. chapters 10-12) for the December meeting.
Physical interventions: as a last resort- nonviolent crisis intervention strategies and techniques to be employed (CPI training course attended by all staff August 2010)