Board of Directors Meeting April 11, 2018

11 April 2018, 5:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah


Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Workshop Start Chair 5:30
Enrollment Goals and Expectations  Chair How do enrollment projections affect the budget for next year? What changes need to be considered based off of those projections?
Turnaround Strategy Discussion Chair What were the findings from the state turnaround group?
Workshop End 6:25
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair 6:30
Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary
Public Comment 6:35
 Turnaround Committee Report  Accountability Chair
Director’s Report

  • Short Celebration
  • Average Daily Membership
  • Academic Progress Report


Director 6:45
Finance Report

  • Monthly Finance Statement
  • Procurement Process
Business Manager How do actual expenses compare to the school’s budget? 7:00
Reserved for Closed Session As needed under Utah Code 52-4-205(1)

  • Discuss recent disciplinary action
Adjourn Chair What did you like about this meeting, what did you dislike, what needs to be changed for the next meeting? 7:30


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


The mission of Dixie Montessori Academy (DMA) is to provide a child-centered, individualized grade K-7 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.

Turnaround Needs Statements


Goal 1: Staff culture, communications and interactions will be established that fosters trust and shared commitment to the goals of the school.

Instructional Transformation

Goal 2: Horizontal and vertical alignment of state developmental standards and Montessori curriculum.

Talent development:

Goal 3: Professional development is needed to implement the alignment of the state developmental standards and Montessori curriculum to include to depth of knowledge and appropriate levels of rigor.

Culture Shift

Goal 4: Promote a successful home/school collaborative effort.  This would include communication and education in Montessori and state developmental standards.  Stakeholder understanding to increase engagement and commitment to support the mission of the school and adherence to state standards is required.