Kennebecasis Valley High School
Parent School Support Committee
Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 4, 2002
Present:Peter Atkinson, Nick Papadopoulos, Tammy Oliver, Brian Flewwelling,
Marilyn Holder, Betty Locke, Shara Munn
Absent: Claire Barefoot, Darrell Belyea, Katelynn Craig, Rodrique Hebert
Meeting was called to order at 7:40pm.
Approval of Agenda
The agenda was adopted as presented.
Library Security Presentation
Mr. Frank presented information on library security and it was agreed to discuss next steps
at next meeting Jan 8th. A summary of the information presented follows:
- Estimate of book losses per year is $3,000.00 (150 books @ $20.00/book)
- Security systems reviewed are pole type scanners located at exit points similar to
those found in retail outlets and public libraries. It was discussed that only one
exit would require these as other door ways would be limited to emergency
exits only. This needs to be verified with fire officials.
- Prices go from a low of approximately $7,000.00 to a mid-value of $9,300.00 and
a high of between $11,275.00 and $13,725.000. Mr. Frank ruled out the high-end models indicating the functionality of the mid-range model would be
sufficient. These prices do not include shipping, installation or taxes. It was also
identified that a book sensitizing device at $ 3,000.00 to $4,000.00 as well as
sensitize strips ($250.00/1000) for the books would be required.
- Based on the estimated losses payback could be within 5 years.
- Other discussion brought up points regarding library exit flow, reasons for book
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of Nov 6th were approved as circulated.
Business arising from the minutes
- Library update
Tammy has been in discussion with the librarian (Lillian Ouellette) regarding
support efforts and requirements. Her suggestion was to seek voluntary
contributions via Voice Mail and Web Site messages for second hand books
within a specific criteria as well as donations towards purchases of specific
books as per a list provided by the library and teachers. Lots of good discussion
and input followed. Tammy will take comments back to Lillian and discuss
further. The desire is to have a message delivery prior to Christmas.
- Internal Review
The internal sub-group got together on Nov 20th and completed their portion.
External group have not yet done their review.
Expect overall results by April but this group (the PSSC) does have the
opportunity to take action of items they deem warrant attention without waiting
for the results.
- Utilization of Volunteers
Peter has a list of opportunities where the teachers feel volunteers would be
beneficial. He will create a form for parents to identify their interests and
availability. This form will be presented at the Jan 8th meeting. Safe Grad Night
is a major concern requiring support.
- Bulletin Board
The Pop machines have been moved and Tammy is going to start using the
board for PSSC communication purposes.
- Assistance to Students
Marilyn has re-contacted the district and is waiting for a response.
- Committee Reports
Physical environment - Peter is taking action on items of concern generally
associated with air quality, but no committee was created. He is in
communication with the District on specific areas of concern.
Graduation Pictures - Feedback suggests that there is some dissatisfaction with
the company that provided this service last year. It is proposed that a RFQ
(Request for Quotes) process be instituted before next year. Shara agreed to
document issues that have been identified. Brian indicated a conflict of interest
and will not participate in this process. Peter will talk to Bob Munro regarding
potential RFQ recipients. This will be a March agenda item.
Tammy has contacted the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Mental Health
and Sexual Awareness groups. Pamphlets and professional help are available
Next Meeting Wednesday February 5th.
Seasons Greetings To All