June 14, 2018 Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting Minutes

I. Opening Items

  1. Board Members Present: Kathy Dominguez; Sean Markin, Myra Salinas, Melanie Sauer, Amy Dresser Held (arrived at 5:50pm)
     

  2. Others Present:  Laurilie Keay; Anne Lee; Frania Rodriguez; Sonia Oliva (ExEd)

  3. Sean Markin called the meeting to order at 5:44 pm.  There was no public comment.

II.  Staff Reports

  1. Classroom Updates from 1st Grade Teacher – Frania Rodriguez provided an update of 1st Grade activities, including 1st Grade Business Booth project.

  2. Director of Operations Report- Anne provided an update on enrollment and recruiting, staffing for next school year, and other operational matters.

  3. Director of Academics Report – Laurilie presented an update on curriculum, student supports and programs, and other instructional matters.

III. Finance Matters – Review and Approval of:

  1. Most Recent Financial Statements (May 2018) – The Board reviewed the financial statements from May 2018.  Sean moved to approve the financial statements; Kathy seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  2. 2018-2019 Consolidated Application for Funding – The Board reviewed the Consolidated Application for Funding (ConApp).  Sean moved to approve the ConApp; Kathy seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  3. 2018-2019 Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan – The Board reviewed the proposed EPA Spending plan, which called for funds to be used for teacher salaries and benefits.  Amy moved to approve the EPA Spending Plan; Sean seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  4. Approval of Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) – The Board reviewed the proposed revised LCAP for 2018-2019.  Anne reviewed the goals and the stakeholder input that had been received. Sean moved to approve the LCAP; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  5. 2018-2019 Budget -  The Board discussed at length the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year, including budget drivers including enrollment and staffing.  Sean moved to approve the 2018-2019 budget; Amy seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

IV.  Governance and Operations

  1. Approval of Meeting minutes from May 2018 Board Meeting:  The Board reviewed the proposed minutes from the May 2018 Board meeting.  Sean moved to approve the minutes; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.  

  2. Consideration of Board on Track/The High Bar Contract (continued) – The Board discussed the proposal from Board on Track regarding Board training, retreat facilitation, and organizational platform.  Sean moved to approve the agreement with Board on Track; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  3. Approval of Calendar and Bell Schedule for 2018-2019 School Year – The Board reviewed the proposed calendar and bell schedule for the 2018-2019 school year as proposed by Anne and Laurilie.  Required instructional minutes and instructional programs were discussed. Sean moved to approve the proposed calendar and bell schedule; Myra seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.

  4. Notification from Auditor re: Scope of Audit for 2017-2018 – the Board reviewed a letter from Vavrinek, Trine and Day regarding the scope of their audit for the 2017-2018 school year.

V.  Consent Agenda:  Approval of Contract Renewals for FY 2018-2019:  The Board reviewed the contracts for the 2018-2019 school year with:

  • ExEd (both for back office services and CALPADS services)

  • School Nutrition Plus

  • CharterSafe

  • Lease/Facilities Use Agreement with Pasadena Unified School District  

Anne stated that contracts with Illuminate, MealTime, and S&W Janitorial would be presented to the board at a future Board meeting upon expiration of, or amendment to, those agreements.

Sean moved to approve the contracts with ExEd, School Nutrition Plus; CharterSafe; and Pasadena Unified School District; Amy seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 pm.


 

Share on Facebook
Please reload

  • White Instagram Icon

Follow Alma Fuerte Public Charter School on Social Media

Tel: 626 204 5265

Fax: 626 421 7292

Email: adriani.leon@almafuerteps.org

Address

119 West Palm Street

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)