Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 10-22-2020

 October 22nd,  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: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Heather King 

5:00
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Secretary Glover  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve minutes from September.

Rachel Webb Seconds

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

Director’s Report Director Bergeron  Covid Updates: There are no positive Coivd cases at the school. The state released new guidelines for a modified quarantine protocol. USBE released 2 new grants for PPE and Coronavirus supplies that we will be applying for. We will be using the funds to cover expenditures on child-sized masks, gloves cleaning supplies and copies for take-home packets for distance learners. We are reiterating safety procedures and expectations each week with our students when they arrive on Monday mornings. Kinsa Fluency App is available to all families.  It is a free thermometer and app for health updates about the school.

Academics Update:  Students and teachers are loving having an activity each day (music, art, PE, library and computer). All of our online programs and assessments are fully set-up and functioning. Teachers will be receiving 3 hours of Professional Learning on Specialized Instruction from Jennifer Slade (Former USBE UPIPS Coordinator).

Events: Scarecrow Walk- Mrs. Poole and Mrs. Bain created an awesome scarecrow that won 2nd place at the Red Hills Desert Garden. Multi-cultural market due to Covid each class will be celebrating this within their own classrooms on October 30th. Veteran’s Day program will be cancelled due to Covid. Instead we plan to make letters/art for Veterans and deliver them.

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

The budget has an extra $63,000 restricted funds earmarked for Special Ed. There is a $20,00 budget shortfall in the overall budget. After consideration, we plan on moving non-restricted funds teachers to a restricted funds position (SPED) to free up the non-restricted funds to improve the bottom line.
Committee Reports  Policy:Electronic Meeting Policy 

Campus Management: kindergarten playground upgrade will be put on hold. No news on awnings. 

Fundraiser Night at Zupas November 10th.

The Thermostat has been replaced and kitchen Freezer part has been ordered.

Action Items  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve Electronic Meeting Policy.

Ana Eldridge seconds

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

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

Adjournment  Chair  Rachel Webb motions we adjourn.

Ana Eldridge Seconds

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

6:25

 

Audio Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ANOgajiY4Jx-0obRi4_b3tvjlqxuvJFQ/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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