Board of Directors Meeting August 15, 2019

15 August 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair


Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair    
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary    
Public Comment   Note: The Board will not formally discuss or act on an item introduced during this portion of the agenda pursuant to Utah code 52-4-202(6)(b). 6:35
Turnaround Update   Report from ED Direction  
Director’s Report
  • Short Celebration
  • Enrollment
Chair   6:45

Finance Report

  • Monthly Finance Statement
  • Lunch Program Update
  • Employee Fingerprints and Background checks
Business Manager How do actual expenses compare to the school’s budget? 7:10
Board Governance
  • Policy Proposal
  • Open and Public Meetings Review
  • Appendix A Review

Are the following policies clear and do they align with the DMA’s Mission and Vision?

  • ​ No action Policy (Proposed)
  • DMA School Wellness Policy

     Review amended Appendix A

  • Section 6-b
Board Training Shannon Greer New board member training  
Reserved for Closed Session Chair

As needed under Utah Code 52-4-205(1)

  • Staff Concerns
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 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.


Policy 1 (Proposed)

No Action Policy

With the exception of concerns pertaining to matters of school or human safety, the board, it’s officers or members, or its committees will take no action on any stakeholder concern or complaint until the school’s executive director has first had the opportunity to address the concern or complaint.  If, in the executive director’s opinion, the board, or any of its officers or members, or committees violates this policy to the detriment of a good working relationship with the board, the executive director is required to report the violation to the whole board.


Policy 2 (Proposed)

DMA School Wellness Policy

Food and Nutrition Department

Dixie Montessori Academy will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing school-wide nutrition and physical activity policies. All students in grades K-7 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.


Foods and beverages sold and served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Dixie Montessori Academy will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity and will establish connections between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.