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Meeting Norms

Start and End on time – time keeper keeps facilitator on track for individual agenda itemsIssues Bin for items not pertinent to more than a fewStay focused on agenda items
One person at a time, focus on speaker, no side conversationsRelevant content, to the pointCommon courtesy – no side work, planning, cell phones…Info in written form in advance when possible, visual aids   as tools
Respect all – disagreement is okay provided it is done respectfullyThe bulk of each meeting reserved for collaboration & decision making (information should come via email or mail boxes as much as possible).
All attend meetings – follow up meeting next AM for all who missedActivities should be purposeful and meaningfulActive listening and participationAddress Issues (from Bin) that are pertinent to manyUtilize Roles of Convener, Time Keeper, Recorder, Reflector for every staff meeting and/or where appropriate
*Part time staff attend the number of meetings equal to the percentage of their contract.  They can consult with their Department Chair or the Principal as to which meetings may be most pertinent to them.  On season coaches may meet with principal at a time different than the next morning.