November 9, 2017 Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Board Meeting Minutes


I. Opening Items

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

Others Present: Anne Lee

Sean Markin called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm. There was no public comment.

II. Finances

  1. Financial Update – The Board reviewed the September Financial Dashboard and Income Statements. Board members discussed the number of recommended days of cash on hand and requested clarification from ExEd.

  1. Review and Adoption of Revised 2017-2018 Budget - The Board reviewed and discussed a revised budget to reflect an enrollment of 76 students. Sean moved to approve to revised budget; Hazim seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

III. Facilities: Anne provided an update on the submission of the Prop. 39 Application for 2018-2019 and the Board discussed student recruiting progress.

IV. Governance

  1. Approval of Meeting minutes from July, August, September and October meetings: The Board reviewed the proposed minutes from the July 2017 Regular and Special meetings and the August Regular meeting.

Sean moved to approve the minutes from the July regular and special meetings; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote with Hazim and Amy abstaining.

Sean moved to approve the minutes from the August Regular meeting; Hazim seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote with Amy abstaining.

  1. Discussion and Possible Action on Contract for Internet Access Cabling Project; - The Board reviewed and discussed a proposed contract to install cabling infrastructure in the facility to improve internet connectivity. Hazim moved to delegate to Anne to enter into contract for cabling project as long as it meets Alma Fuerte policies; multiple bids are secured, and PUSD approves project; and only after requesting that PUSD demonstrate that current internet access/infrastructure is reasonably equivalent to that on PUSD campuses. Sean seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously after a roll call vote.

  1. Discussion and Possible Action to Create Board Committees. The Board discussed forming three committees: Academics; Operations, Finance and Fundraising; and Communication and Outreach. Sean moved to create the board committees; Melanie seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

V. Closed Session: The Board convened a closed session at 7:08 to discuss the following: Public Employee Evaluation: Director of Operations (Government Code §54957)

The Board adjourned into open session at 7:34pm and reported that no action was taken in closed session.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm.

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