Community Council Agenda
January 12, 2017 @ 7am
Hillcrest Conference Room


  • Jenna Williams
  • Kate Twohig
  • Julie Benson
  • Spencer Holmgren
  • Sara Doutre
  • Jason Pond
  • Deandra Harps

Welcome: Sara Doutre

Public Input

  1. Build snow days into the claendar so we don't have to worry about making up days.
  2. Can more paths to the road be shoveled in the winter time so parents/students don't have to walk in the road?

Hillcrest Mission

  • To ensure all studetns at Hillcrest are learners with skills to reach thier dreams and succedd.
  • We talk about this at the start of every meeting so we can remember why we are here and what we need to be focused on.

Approve Minutes from December

  • Jason motioned
  • Spencer 2nd
  • All in favor


  • Figures are not up to date.
  • Waiting for a current report from district.
  • Spencer will send out updated figures as so as he gets them.
  • Jason suggested that the school district needs to know from multiple sources that we as council memeber expect these figures monthly so we can make smart decisions.
  • Other council members agreed.


  • No bylaws are currently in place.
  • Sara handed out bylaws she has created from downloading examples from various sources.
  • Take them and looke them over and give feedback to Sara a week before our next meeting.
  • Would like to look particularly at elections and terms.
  • One example mentioned a staff development plan, do we need to do a staff Development plan?(article III section b)
  • Attendacne- if peple do not attend and don't respond to communication their position can be vacated.
  • We should add a piece that allows us to vote on-line.
  • A tie vote under Robert's Rules of Order is a losss to the porposal.
  • Thanks Sara for doing the work to put this together.
  • Get other edits and input to Sara by January 26th.
  • We will vote on bylaws at our next meeting.

DLI Survey Information

  • Mr. Holmgren has worked with Jamie at state level to make the DLI transition to middle school.
  • Two Surveys- one for community, one for staff
  • We have 369 families but only had 153 responses.
  • Survey results are attached.

DLI Questions

  • Why were there no responses that didn't support DLI?
  • Mr. Holmgren tried to list those responses that had a consensus.
  • There were those who were critical of DLI on both ends of the spectrum (DLI/non-DLI involved).
  • He is willing to share more responses at future meetings if the council deems it necessasry.
  • This survey was only given to Hillcrest community, not Bridger.
  • Is the survey just looking at the transition to middle school or are they looking at the program and whether or not to keep it?
  • Mr. Holmgren said it was his understanding that they were just looking at things that need to be addressed as it transitions to Mt. Logan.

Professional Learning Communities

  • We have been working in PLC's this year to really target indificual student needs.
  • It is a work in progress as we try to help all teachers understand their responsiblity to all students, not just those in their classroom.

Topics for Next time

  • Achievements since DLI was implemented at school, professional development plan, and vote on bylaws