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Minutes - February 2021


FEBRUARY 3, 2021


Present: Matt Patterson, Cami Pollard, Susan Roane, Randy Allred, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Elizabeth Putnam, Crystal Woolsey and Krissy Hales


Welcome by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Minutes were sent for review a week prior to the meeting. Crystal Woolsey made a motion to approve the minutes, Elizabeth Patterson seconded the motion. All present were in favor.


Principal Report:

Mr. Patterson gave a report/update on second quarter at Orion

  1. Students have the fewest F grades and the most A’s of any school in the district


MTSS Program

  1. This is one of the driving forces at Orion right now
  2. This looks at tiered support for students.
  3. Both teachers and students are working on building core values into our school and community
  4. Some of our TSSA funds are being used for this program
  5. This is costing about $2.50 per student 
  6. The initial data for this is good. All data is housed in one place which allows us to see easily how different groups of students are doing within seconds. This is a powerful tool for us to help us know who may need help at Orion.


Current Spending Plan Update

  1. The Smart Panels that were approved by the Community council have been ordered.
  2. Our math teachers will feel such support with these in their classrooms
  3. The cost of these are $33,000.00
  4. The budget can carry over approximately $13,000.00


Counseling News

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and the counseling department sent out a survey to all parents at Orion. The counseling department has certain standards they need to meet. This survey helps them know what they are doing well and what they can work on to improve their department.



323 parents responded

Susan went over questions and responses that were on the survey and how these results will help the counseling department improve and how they can build their programs. 


2021-22 Trust Lands Plan

Mr. Patterson presented Orion’s current School Year Improvement Plan and Goals

Mr. Patterson presented the Proposed Draft for 2021-22 Trust Lands Plan


  • Action Plan

Two student advocates have been added to support students academically, socially,m emotionally and help them create a plan for success. 


  • Funding a school website, with relevant and timely resources specifically for improving instruction and student learning ($2000)

Randy Allred commented that the additions to this goal makes it better.


Goal #2

  1. Create a school-wide system of support that is comprehensive, consistent, responsive, engaging, and an empowering learning environment for all students by delivering high-quality insurrection through leadership, modeling, advocacy, technology, and collaboration (PLC’s). 


We will use ALEK’s, Rise/Utah scores, School Pass/fail data to measure and track progress toward an increase in the percentage of students who obtain proficiency.


Liz Putnam commented that this goal seems complete. 


Action Plan for Goal #2

  • Improve reading comprehension by getting more books into the hands of students through increased printed copies of books, online and mobile devices ($3000) for additional library books.
  • Provide new reading curriculum for English Classrooms to align with core standards ($2500)
  • ALEKs licenses will be purchased ($8000) to help fill learning gaps of students who need help. This program is helpful because it provides feedback 
  • Continue to be a one to one chromebook school ($40,000)
  • One to one technology supplies and replacement for the continual support and replacement/repair of Chromebooks ($5000)
  • Miscellaneous classroom items such as manipulatives, classroom materials and other resources for classrooms ($1000).
  • Provide student with ezra support, mentoring and tutoring by teachers before and after school ($5000)
  • Replace old projectors 5, with flat panel televisions at $3500 each
  • Use Trustlands money to pay substitutes for every department to have 2 days for collaborative meetings.
  • Conferences that teachers can attend for professional development

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asked what the cost of a hardcopy of a book for a classroom was, and would it be better to use digital copies.

Mr. Patterson answered If we use digital copies the subscription needs to be purchased each year. The hardcopies of books can be passed to a different student in the following years. 


Mr. Patterson thanked members for their time to give all of them to different committees at the school. 


Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.