Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting Minutes: Thursday September 20, 2018

Location 119 W. Palm St., Altadena, CA 91001

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.

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5. Meeting location is accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (41 U.S.C., Section 12132).

Directors Present A. Dresser (remote), H. Rabadi (remote), M. Salinas, M. Sauer

Directors Absent K. Dominguez

Guests Present A. Lee, L. Keay, Sonia Oliva

I. Opening Items

A. Record Attendance and Guests

B. Call the Meeting to Order

M. Salinas called a meeting of the board of directors of Alma Fuerte Public School to order on Thursday Sep 20, 2018 @ 6:15 PM at 119 W. Palm St., Altadena, CA 91001.

C. Oral Communications from the Public

D. Approve Minutes from August 9 Board Meeting

M. Sauer made a motion to approve minutes from the Alma Fuerte Public School Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting on 08-09-18. M. Salinas seconded the motion. The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

Roll Call M. Salinas Aye A. Dresser Aye H. Rabadi Absent K. DominguezAbsent M. Sauer Aye

E. Approve Minutes from Sept. 7, 2018 Special Board Meeting

M. Sauer made a motion to approve minutes from the Special Board Meeting on 09-07-18. M. Salinas seconded the motion. The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

Roll Call M. Salinas Aye K. DominguezAbsent H. Rabadi Absent M. Sauer Aye A. Dresser Aye

II. Cosed Session

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

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The Board convened a closed session at 6:22 pm and re-convened into open session at 7:08 pm. No action was taken in closed session.

III. Finance Matters-Review and Approval of:

A. Most Recent Financial Statements

M. Sauer made a motion to approve the financial statements from August. M. Salinas seconded the motion. The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

Roll Call M. Sauer Aye M. Salinas Aye A. Dresser Aye K. DominguezAbsent H. Rabadi Absent

IV. Staff Reports

A. Director of Operations Report

Director of Operations Anne Lee provided an Operations Update.

B. Director of Academics Report

Director of Academics Laurilie Keay provided an Academic Update.

V. Governance and Operations

A. Alma Fuerte Mission and Priorities - 2018-2019

B. Approval of School Meal Program Provider

A. Dresser made a motion to approve food service contract for the 2018-2019 School Year with School Nutrition Plus. M. Sauer seconded the motion. The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

Roll Call H. Rabadi Absent K. DominguezAbsent M. Salinas Aye A. Dresser Aye M. Sauer Aye

C. Approval of 2018-19 Student/Family Handbook

H. Rabadi made a motion to approve the 2018-2019 Student/Family Handbook as amended. M. Sauer seconded the motion. The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

Roll Call K. DominguezAbsent M. Salinas Aye H. Rabadi Absent A. Dresser Aye M. Sauer Aye

VI. Closing Items

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A. Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted, M. Salinas

 

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Fax: 626 421 7292

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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)