Lakemont Elementary SAC Meeting

November 2, 2020

Lakemont Media Center

5:30 P.M.


Lakemont’s School Improvement Goals:

  • Increase overall student proficiency for Students with Disabilities from 25% to 41% as outlined in the Every Student Success Act
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the specific measurable outcome we would like to see is an overall decrease in would be threats to others reported. With the increased focus on social skill groups and the new SELL initiative, we anticipate a 5% drop from 17 to 15. Lakemont will also use a cycle of professional learning; and establish a plan for continuous school improvement that integrates academics and social and emotional learning.


Attendance: Mark Lemon, Karl Fox, Cindy Clark, MaryBeth Hansen, Daniel Thompson, Emily Thompson, Adella Hanson, Violet Allen, Tracey Romao, Sarah Cadle, Andrea Bealler, Jennifer Sullivan, Antoniella Paradiso, Brenda Caldwell, Melissa Vaughan, Cindy O’Shaughnessy, Scott Bokash, and Kenya Bowers-Jones.

Call to Order:  Scott Bokash made a motion to call the meeting to order at 5:35, and it was seconded by Tracey Romao. The meeting was called to order at 5:35 P.M. by Mr. Fox.

Greetings/Introductions:  Mr. Fox welcomed members to our first face-to-face meeting since the Governor signed an executive order stating that all public meetings will return face-to-face as of November 1, 2020.  He reminded members that a quorum must be physically present to conduct business.

Approval of Previous Minutes:  The minutes from the October meeting were reviewed. Kenya Bower’s name was left off the attendance roster and will be added.   Scott Bokash made the motion to approve the minutes, Kenya Bowers-Jones     seconded the motion, and the October minutes were approved.      

School Updates

The construction on Phelps Ave. has caused a disruption with arrival and dismissal.  Mr. Fox spoke to the workers, and the roadway will be left unblocked during arrival and dismissal times. 

The school has 562 students registered. There is an issue with Virtual FL School (FVS) students returning to Lakemont.  FVS was a semester commitment. Grades are only given at the end of a semester, so returning students have no grades.  Struggling LaunchEd students are also coming back.  70 Students have returned face-to-face at this point.  Adjustments have been made as needed.  Students are following the safety guidelines.  Everything has been running smoothly.  We are taking all the precautions necessary to keep our students in school.  Unless the governor extends the executive order, our LaunchEd program will end at the end of the semester, and all students will return in January.    

Forty-eight students participated in fall tutoring.  The school spent $4500 for 7 teachers, 12 sessions, 1 ½ hours per session.  This year tutoring was expanded, to include grades 1-2.  The school received great feedback. 1st and 2nd grade families were pleased to be included.  The school is currently looking for funding to offer another tutoring session to support our struggling students. 

MTSS has been given a special focus this year.  Ms. Thompson shared that she meets with teachers 1-1, once a month, to discuss student progress.  She keeps a pulse on Tier 2 students by discussing data teachers track biweekly and has a handle on all students rather than just a small group.

Cognia Accreditation:  The district is currently going through the accreditation process again. 

Teacher Classroom Supply Fund :  There are three categories that fall under the control of SAC:  The School Improvement Dollars, The FL Recognition Dollars, and the Teacher Supply Fund. When teachers don’t spend the Teacher Supply money, it goes back to the school ($2850 was left over this year).  The school would like to use money to buy a new server and 22 new computers to replace broken ones.  

.     Questions/Comments       

  1. We are looking to add Math tutoring to the next sessions.


  2. Are teachers pulling small groups during MTSS?Yes, children are not switching classrooms for extra support due to COVID, so students might think the intervention work they do is part of their regular day.

Adjourn:   A motion was made by Cindy O’Shaughnessy to adjourn the meeting. That motion was seconded by Scott Bokash, and the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 P.M.

Next Meeting Date:  January 11, at 5:30 P.M.

Submitted by:  Mary Beth Hansen, SAC secretary