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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.