Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting Dec 13 2018

Date and Time

Thursday December 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM PST


119 W. Palm St., Altadena, CA 91001; Teleconference Location: 10842 Wagner St., Culver City, CA 90230

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOARD MEETING PARTICIPATION BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 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: 1. "Request to Speak” forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak on any agenda items or under the general category of “Oral Communications.” If you wish to address the Board, please fill out a card and submit it to the Board Secretary. “Oral Communications” is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not specifically on the agenda. However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only listen to your issue, not respond or take action if not appearing on the agenda. 2. Presentations from the audience are limited to three (3) minutes and total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Meeting location is accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (41 U.S.C., Section 12132).


I. Opening Items 6:00 PM

A. Record Attendance and Guests Myra Salinas

B. Call the Meeting to Order Myra Salinas

C. Oral Communications from the Public Myra Salinas

D. Reading of Mission Statement

The mission of Alma Fuerte Public School is to develop TK-8 students into passionate, self-motivated learners, innovative creators, and leaders with character whom are prepared for success in secondary school, college, and 21st century careers.

E. Approve Minutes from October 18, 2018 Board Meeting

Approve Minutes Myra Salinas

F. Approve Minutes November 13, 2018 Board Meeting

Approve Minutes Anne Lee

G. Approve Minutes from November 20, 2018 Special Board Meeting

Approve Minutes Anne Lee

II. Closed Session 6:21 PM

A. Public Employee Evaluation: Director of Operations; Director of Academics (Government Code §54957)

Discuss, Anne Lee, 15 m

III. Staff Reports 6:36 PM

A. Director of Operations Report

Discuss,Anne Lee

B. Director of Academics Report

Discuss, Laurilie Keay

IV. Finance Matters-Review and Approval of:6:46 PM

A. Approval of First Interim Financial Statements

Vote Samira Estilai

B. Most Recent Financial Statements

Vote, Sonia Oliva

V. Governance and Operations 6:56 PM

A. Alma Fuerte Mission and Priorities - 2018-2019

Vote Myra Salinas

B. Review of Local Indicators for State Dashboard, Anne Lee

C. Approval of Revised Instructional Calendar and Minutes for 2018-2019

Vote, Anne Lee

VI. Ratify Actions taken at Previous Board Meetings in Compliance with Brown Act:7:26 PM

A. September 20, 2018:

Vote,Anne Lee

Approve Minutes from August 9 and September 7 Board Meetings; Approval of Most Recent Financial Statements; Approval of School Meal Program Provider; Approval of 2018-19 Student/Family Handbook

B. October 18, 2018:

Vote,Anne Lee

Approval of Minutes from September 20, Board Meeting Approval of Most Recent Financial Statements Approval of Audit for the 2017-2018 FY

C. November 13, 2018: Approval of Most Recent Financial Statements

Vote,Anne Lee

D. November 20, 2018: Approval of Revised Budget for 2018-2019 School/Fiscal Year

Vote,Anne Lee

VII. Closing Items7:46 PM

A. Adjourn Meeting


B. Next Board Meeting Date - January 10, 2019

Agenda Addendum

Purpose Presenter Time I. Opening Items 7:30 PM A. Record Attendance and Guests Myra Salinas B. Call the Meeting to Order Myra Salinas C. Oral Communications from the Public Myra Salinas 5 m

D. Discussion and Potential Action on Amending Board Meeting Calendar for 2018-2019

Myra Salinas 10 m

II. Closing Items 7:45 PM A. Adjourn Meeting


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Altadena, CA 91001

Alma Fuerte is Authorized by LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education) and Accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)