Board of Directors Meeting March 21, 2019

21 March 2019, 5:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Workshop Start Chair   5:30
Review/Revise Policies Chair
  • Complaint Policy
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Policy
Strategy Discussion Chair New Board Member Interest  
Workshop End     6:25
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair


Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair    
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary    
Public Comment Chair 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
Director’s Report
  • Short Celebration
  • Attendance
  • Academic Progress Report
  • Land Trust
  • Assessment
Director   6:45

Finance Report

  • Monthly Finance Statement
  • Stage Bids
Business Manager How do actual expenses compare to the school’s budget?  
Board Governance
  • Policy Review
  • Governance Training

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

  • Policy 1 – Complaint Policy
  • Policy 2 – Child Abuse/Neglect Policy
Reserved for Closed Session Chair

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

  • Loans
Next meeting Date   March 21st  
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 (Review)

Complaint Policy

Board Approved: 31 Dec 2012

IDEA Policy
DMA recognizes the importance of adhering to the necessary and proper procedures of resolving complaints that allege violations of Part B of IDEA, State Rules, or other applicable laws protecting disabled individuals. Due to the complexity and importance of these procedural safeguards, DMA has determined to adopt the procedures endorsed by the Utah Board of Education in their handbook entitled Special Education Rules, § IV.G. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES. As part of DMA’s Complaint procedure, DMA has established procedures to allow parties the opportunity to resolve disputes through a mediation process that is available whenever a due process hearing or an expedited due process hearing is requested. These procedures are outlined in the Special Education Rules handbook § IV.J. MEDIATION. In the event that DMA’s policy does not comply with Part B of the IDEA, State Rules, or other rules protecting the rights of students with disabilities, DMA will adopt a policy that ensures compliance with the aforementioned laws and regulations.

If the application of any requirement of DMA’s complaint policy to a student with a disability is not permissible, or becomes impermissible, under IDEA or State Law, DMA shall implement other actions consistent with the conflicting law or regulation which shall most closely correspond to the requirements of this policy.

Informal Complaint:

  • Director or immediate supervisor initiates action to resolve the issue within 5 working days.

If not satisfied with Informal resolution:

  • File Formal Complaint with Board Member within 10 days.
  • Board Delegate will meet with complainant within 10 days of filing.

If not satisfied with Delegate’s resolution:

  • Request Hearing with Board of Directors at next scheduled Board Meeting

Board will decide final resolution with 10 days of hearing


Policy 2 (Review)

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Policy

Board Approved: 10 Jun 2015

Dixie Montessori Academy employees are mandatory reporters and will follow the state law.