Bryant PTSA General Meeting Minutes – March

Minutes approved

Treasurer report – no new business (Jennifer Mahlum)

  • Mid-year financial review – we were found in compliance

Legislative Report – Update on Levy cliff (Shelley Prosise & Jean Charrette)

Principals report (Dan Sanger)

  • Low enrollment is having a significant impact Bryant’s funding and as a result the number of teachers and class sizes and new north end schools will continue to draw enrollment away from Bryant
  • Bryant’s approach to differentiated learning has reduced attrition of highly capable students by 75%
  • Critical that we keep the pressure on the state to fund public education

Special Committee Reports (Julie Orhazda)

  • Bryant Blast: May 13th, no special theme, no shirts, Need help with Raffle baskets
  • Bryant Auction: $27,000

Special Order

  • Approved survey monkey vote for additional $150 for Speaker Series (Whitney Criesbach)

New Business

  • Approved Nominating committee: Michelle, Lauren and Jannie
  • Donation for memorial for Jessica Belzberg “Just for kids art fund” Memorial fund to help organize and impact kids and art. Approved motion to donate $250
  • Global Reading request: ask for approval to increase the budget to $125 in the event that additional funds are needed.
  • Call for Budget Committee Members: Looking for volunteers who are interested to know where your money goes (First meeting last week of March)