Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 12-10-2020

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

 December 10th,  2020, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance on Zoom: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance On Zoom:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Marie Steffensen, William Evans 

5:05
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve the minutes from October.

Ana Eldridge  Seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Director’s Report Director Bergeron  1. Covid Updates: We are doing really well and currently have no staff/faculty out due to Covid. We are continuing to take all precautions and follow all procedures. 

2. Faculty Changes: Mr. Burnes has retired and we have hired Mariah Heaton for the SPED team.

3. Academics: We are currently administering middle of year assessments in math and reading. Mrs. Bergeron will have each teacher formally evaluated with an observation before Christmas.

4. Grants: All grant applications are up to date and turned into the state. 

5. SPED: The SPED department passed their compliance visit with USBE and had no corrections. They continue to consult and receive Professional Learning from Jennifer Slade.

 6. Mrs. Bergeron will be putting together a wellness room this weekend. The room will be used as a SPED room for sensory and refocusing for students. 

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

Currently tracking grants and as of now the PPE and Coronavirus Relief Grant extra funds need to be used by January 1st.

The school is currently operating in the black with 15,000. 

Closed Session  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jim Haendiges motions to enter closed session for discussion of Mental Health  of an individual. 

Ana Eldridge Seconds 

Aye by Roll Call: Ana Eldrige, Nancy Glover, Jessi Cox, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Roy Johnson

No Action Items from Closed Session 

Discussion  Items  Jessi Cox  Policy review of current Suspension Policy and communication with parents and complaint process.

Conflict of Interest Policy: drafting a new policy on how to handle this better and resolution. 

Action Items   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to vote on time and Effort Title 1 Policy.

Rachel Webb  Seconds

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

Policy Passes

Motion: Jessi Cox motions to vote on Maintenance and Effort Policy.

Rachel Webb Seconds

Aye:  Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

6:00
Strategic Plan  Marie Steffensen & William Evans SWOT analysis and Strategic Planning 
Adjournment  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Rachel Webb motions to adjourn.

Ana Eldridge Seconds.

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

7:25
Next Board Meeting  Chair Haendiges  January 14th, 2021

 

Audio Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4CxMdVVjuaaK3vUmB-nO4MlPOP6zrXY/view?usp=sharing

 

Vision

At DMA, our vision is to awaken within each child their unique potential that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society.

Mission

The mission of Dixie Montessori Academy (DMA) is to provide a child-centered education founded upon the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. DMA will foster a structured environment of freedom and discovery in which each child can reach his or her full academic, social, and personal potential. Graduates of DMA will demonstrate creative thinking, self-discipline, respect, and cooperation, and will build a solid foundation for future success.

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