LSAT Meeting Notes
April 23 @ 7:30 am
Members present: Taeneress Griffin, Sean Dillon, Shannon Von Feldon, Elizabeth Nelson, Kenyon Weaver, VanNessa Duckett, Abby Sparrow, Rebecca Sanghvi, Helena Payne Chauvenet, Maria Maya, Patrick Koontz, Susan Wall, Norah Rabiah
Observer: David Pinchotti
Name Change Survey Results
Sean shared survey results. Team reviewed some of the comments. Sean indicated that many responses requested that the name be changed to a different Maury or disassociate with John Walker Maury. Overall, the majority responded “no” to changing the name of Maury.
- Release results to larger community. Sean will summarize the main points from each response category.
- Capture the process if discussions happen with the City Council or DCPS.
- Inform DCPS about the process we went through and suggest how they can better support other schools going through the same process.
- Involving students in the conversation–Don’t give a survey now that the decision is made. Would be more appropriate to have a conversation with students to summarize the conversation. We will survey teachers in grades 2-5 to assess interest in addressing this issue with students in the form of a mini-unit.
Letter to CM Allen
Following up on the letter LSAT sent to Councilman Charles Allen concerning our school budget, Kenyon found out that while individual school allocations can’t be changed, the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF) can. LSAT will write a letter advocating for increasing UPSFF (formula to provide funding for all schools) district wide.