The GPNA Meeting Minutes
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
VETERAN'S DAY PARADE: Sara Van Houten
Agenda: moved to approve, seconded and unanimously approved.
Approval of Minutes:
Notice of a Home Business with Mental Health Client 2622 NE 30th
200 students on Hollyrood campus K-1
Goals: Teri wants to have all the students on one campus; unknown how, but plan Arts, Technology, some students blending grades, some 8th graders are going to the HS for classes
What would be disposition of Hollyrood building (Geoff)?
Neighbor with 1st grade student: Concern about 'bulge' of young kids getting ready to move to Fernwood campus. What is the plan?
Joseph Malone, Principal at Grant HS
There are 1,630 students at Grant, more would like to transfer in, but PPS restricts this because will deplete programs at other schools. 450 of this years students are freshmen. Class size has stayed about the same, but some sections have had to be cut. The largest classes are calculus, PE, weight training- in the 50s. Many students are doing well, some are struggling. Administration and staff are working on after school support in academics.
Lots of clubs and activities help with positive classrooms and citizenship.
All students have a free bus pass for the year. This allows students to attend the sporting events throughout the year. The school will continue to working on getting artificial turf in the bowl so there can be home games.
GHS stresses that students behave as good citizens as they go out into the community (putting trash in cans)
Geoff: would like to see classes in finance and civics: is personal finance being considered district wide?
Any trouble spots?: Safety of students and staff is always a concern. Usually problems start outside of neighborhood and get carried to school.
Questions: Have been grants considered? Working on that.
Motion (Ron) that GPNA writes letter to Trimet to reinstate the Rider Advocate Program as soon as funds are available. Second: Geoff Unanimous Approval
Need partners this year to help with census i.e. drop census information in the newsletter or include in article in newsletter. Census forms will be sent out in March. There are jobs available as census workers. Written information provided.
Ride Connection: no one in attendance
Any ideas for future speakers? Please call or email the ideas by November 3rd to Board Members.
Question about police contact, crime statistics. Our police representative, Rick Deland, has not responded to email. Will follow up.
Next Board Meeting, November 3, 2009
Next meeting December 1st, 2009
Move to adjourn, 8:20 pm
Minutes by Merryl Mix
In the 'Hood
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