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Committees

MATES needs you! Do you have expertise in any of the following areas? Join a MATES Committee and get involved. (Meeting times are subject to change.)  To see committee meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
 

Budget Committee:

The Budget Committee works with MATES' Business Services Administration representative and the Executive Director to develop and update the annual budget. It reviews recommendations made by the Board, Board committees and the administration. It also reports information and makes recommendations to MATES' Board to ensure appropriate Board action. Members review the Local Control Funding Formula and the governor's budget proposals to ensure that all operating expenses are within the MATES' budget and that the school is operating in a fiscally responsible manner.

Please email the Committee Chair, Barbara Sipes, at bsipes@matescharter.org for more information.
Meeting Dates: TBD
Contact: bsipes@matescharter.org 

 

Curriculum Committee:

The Curriculum Committee coordinates with MATES teaching staff to oversee curriculum choices, to make decisions about new curricular adoptions, and to make sure the needs of the teachers are met. This year's focus will include  implementing the new STEMscopes curriculum, developing programs to achieve LCAP 2017-2018 Goal1 (improve student achievement for English Learners,  Socioeconomically Disadvantaged,  and Students with Disabilities) and Goal 2 (increase parent participation in students' academic success), developing programs and increased opportunities  to challenge students at varying performance levels (GATE), overseeing the rollout of the new Social Studies framework, and, consideration of intervention  processes. It reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Co-chairs, Rebecca Winter and Denise Bain, at rwinter@matescharter.org and dbain@matescharter.org for more information
Meeting Dates:TBD. The committee meets at 3:30 pm
Contact: Rebecca Winter and/or Denise Bain, at rwinter@matescharter.org and/or dbain@matescharter.org

Enrollment Expansion Committee:

 

This committee will focus on the options for expansion of enrollment opportunities for the growth of MATES. Because the ADA revenue for MATES is tied to enrollment, enrollment expansion is an important factor in effectively funding for the future. This committee will explore and develop possible enrollment growth options and seek input from MATES stakeholders. It will bring various options to the Board for its consideration and possible action. It is important that this committee set a timeframe for its work throughout the year in order to attain its goals in a timely manner that takes into consideration student lottery, budget planning dates, etc.

 

 

Technology Committee:

The Technology Committee meets regularly to monitor the progress of technology use and develop new, innovative practices for technology to continue to bring the "T" to MATES. The committee researches the best use of technology in the curriculum, arranges professional development, and monitors the infrastructure in coordination with the computer specialist. The committee collaborates with staff regarding the current needs and researches new pedagogical technologies. This year's focus will include the continued implementation of the Tech Plan, the use of the Educational Technology Living Lab, developing programs to achieve LCAP 2017-2018 Goal1 {improve student achievement for English Learners, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, and Students with Disabilities),  and maintaining a competitive edge with other local schools. It reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Chair, Gavin Taylor, at gtaylor@matescharter.org for more information Meeting Dates: TBD. The committee meets at 3:00 pm.
Contact: gtaylor@matescharter.org

Performing Arts Committee:

The Performing Arts Committee works with the Music Specialist and Dance Specialist to support these special programs at MATES. It proposes and assists with the development and promotion of curriculum­ based performing arts events at MATESIt reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Chair, Frank LaGuardia, at flaguardia@matescharter.org for more information.
Meeting Dates: TBD. The committee meets at 3:00 pm
Contact: flaguardia@matescharter.org

Safety Committee:

In case of an emergency, MATES needs to be prepared in order to ensure the safety of all our students. The Safety Committee works to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The committee checks the emergency supplies and equipment, oversees monthly drills, and performs classroom safety checks. It reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Co-Chairs, Kristi Klingerman and Gurminder Turner, at kklingerman@matescharter.org and gturner@matescharter.org for more information.
Meeting Dates: TBD. The committee meets at 3:30 pm
Contact: kklingerman@matescharter.org or gturner@matescharter.org

 

Vision/Core Values Committee:

This committee works to infuse the Heart of an Eagle core values program into every aspect of MATES. It works to uphold the mission and vision statement of MATES and the principles of MATES' Charter. This year's focus shall include developing plans and programs to achieve the 2017-2018 LCAP Goal 3 ("Build a culture of Positive Behavior allowing students to establish meaningful relationships with peers and adults"), clarifying the process for Core Value Awards, and reviewing and seeking new ways to carry out the mission and vision of MATES. It reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Chair, Penny Appleford, at pappleford@matescharter.org for more information.
Meeting Dates: TBD. The committee meets at 3:15 pm
Contact: pappleford@matescharter.org

Visual Arts Committee:

This committee collaborates with the teachers to support and promote the visual arts program at MATES. The Visual Arts Committee develops and considers proposals in order to infuse the "A" in MATES into the curriculum. It also works to support art-related family events at MATES. This year's focus shall include developing plans and programs to achieve the 2017-2018 LCAP Goal 2 (increase parent participation in students' academic success including through parent participation in the classroom and on campus).  It reports and makes recommendations to the Board regarding its programs and proposed funding requests.

Please email the Committee Chair, Suzanne Shaffer, at sshaffer@matescharter.org for more information
Meeting Dates: TBD. The committee meets at 3:15 pm
Contact: sshaffer@matescharter.org