January 11, 2018 Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting Minutes


I. Opening Items

Board Members Present: Sean Markin, Myra Salinas, Melanie Sauer, Amy Dresser Held (telephonic)

Others Present: Anne Lee; Sonia Oliva

Sean Markin called the meeting to order at 6:11 pm. There was no public comment.

II. Finances

Review Financial Dashboards; Income Statements from December: Sonia presented the financial dashboards and income statements from December 2017. The Board discussed in detail, including ideas for fundraising, reducing costs, and improving attendance rates. Sean moved to approve the financial statements from December; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

III. Governance and Operations

  1. Approval of Meeting minutes from December Regular meeting and August Special meeting: The Board reviewed draft minutes from December’s regular meeting and a Special Board meeting held in August. Sean moved to approve the minutes from both meetings; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote, with Melanie abstaining.

  1. Operations and Administrative Update: Anne provided an administrative update covering the prior month of school operations.

  1. Review and Approval of 403B Plan Documents: The board reviewed Plan Documents to effectuate a 403B retirement plan for Alma Fuerte staff. Sean moved to approve the Plan Documents; Melanie seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

IV. Closed Session: The Board convened a closed session at 7:03pm to discuss: Public Employee Evaluation: Director of Operations (Government Code §54957).

The Board re-convened into open session at 7:31pm and it was reported that no action was taken in closed session.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31pm.

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