08.10.2020 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Directors of Alma Fuerte Public School welcomes your participation at the School’s Board meetings. The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors (“Board”) is to conduct the affairs of the School in public. We are pleased that you are in attendance. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our School. To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided. This meeting will be by teleconference pursuant to Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20. The Board of Directors (“Board”) and employees of Alma Fuerte Public School shall meet via the Zoom platform. Members of the public who wish to access this Board meeting may do so at Meeting ID: 859 4784 3865 Passcode: g10qZ4. You may also call by phone number: 16699009128 Members of the public who wish to comment during the Board meeting may use the “raise hand” tool on the Zoom platform. Members of the public calling in will be given the opportunity to address the Board during the meeting. Individual comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. If an interpreter is needed for comments, they will be translated to English and the time limit shall be six (6) minutes. The Board may limit the total time for public comment to a reasonable time. The Board reserves the right to mute or remove a participant from the meeting if the participant unreasonably disrupts the Board meeting. Access to Board Materials: A copy of the written materials which will be submitted to the Board may be reviewed by any interested persons on Alma Fuerte Public School’s website along with this agenda following the posting of the agenda at least 72 hours in advance of this meeting. Disability Access: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, Alma Fuerte Public School may furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda in order to participate in Board meetings are invited to contact Adriani Leon at (626) 204-5265. Requests for disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this public meeting should be made 24 hours prior to the meeting by calling (626) 204-5265. All efforts will be made for reasonable accommodations. The agenda and public documents can be modified upon request as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

I. Opening Items

  1. Record Attendance and Guests - Myra Salinas, Anne Lee, Amy Held, Adriani Leon, Laurilie Keay, Hazim Rabadi, Melanie Sauer, Yolanda Gutierrez

  2. Call the Meeting to Order - The meeting was called to order at 5:05pm.

  3. Oral Communications from the Public


II. Director’s Report - Laurilie presented distance learning plan, academic platforms, enrollment, funding, community engagement, facilities, and staff updates.

III. Approval of Minutes (6/23/2020) - Hazim moved to approve minutes for 06/23/2020; Amy seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

IV. Approval of Staff Handbook - Defer to September 2020 board meeting.

V. Approval of Student Handbook - Defer to September 2020 board meeting.

VI. Approval of School Safety Plan - Defer to September 2020 board meeting.

VII. Approval of Governing Board Meeting Schedule 2020-21 - Anne moved to approve the Governing Board Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021 school year to be at 5pm on the third Monday of each month except when that Monday is a holiday then it’s the 4th Monday ; Amy seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

Calendar Dates:

08/10/2020, 09/21/2020, 10/19/2020, 11/16/2020, 12/21/2020, 01/25/2020, 02/22/2020, 03/15/2020, 04/19/2020, 05/17/2020, 06/21/2020

VIII. Approval of Resolution for 20-21 - Defer to September 2020 board meeting.

IX. Finance

  1. Budget Update

  2. Approve Spring ConApp, FY 20-21 funding Application - Hazim moved to approve the Spring ConApp for 2020-2021; Anne seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

  3. Approve UnAudited Actuals FY 19-20 - Anne moved to approve the staff Unaudited Actuals for 2019-2020; Melanie seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

X. Adjourn Meeting Alma Fuerte Public School is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, does not charge tuition, and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability. Meeting location is accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (41 U.S.C., Section 12132).

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