Board of Directors Meeting November 12, 2019

12 November 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 ED Direction Report from ED Direction  
Director’s Report
  • Short Celebration
  • Attendance
  • Academic Progress Report
  • Voluntary School Improvement Process (VISP)
Chair   6:45
Policy Committee Report Committee Chair

Policy Committee: next meetings policy’s to review?

Requested policy review – Dress Code Policy, Not under board governance.  Does it need to be?

Finance Report

  • Monthly Finance Statement
Business Manager How do actual expenses compare to the school’s budget? 7:10
Board Governance
  • Policy Review
  • Status of Reports due in Oct.
    • See Board Packet

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

  • Policy 1
  • ​Policy 2
Reserved for Closed Session Chair

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

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.


Board Committee Principles

Board Approved 18 Mar 2014 Last Reviewed 14 Sep 2016

Board committees are recommending bodies assigned to fulfill board tasks.

  1. Board committees may not speak or act for the Board except when formally given such authority for specific and time-limited
    purposes. Expectations and authority will be carefully stated in order to prevent conflict with authority delegated to the Director.
  2. Board committees cannot exercise authority over staff.
  3. Board committees will not be used to monitor organizational performance.
  4. Board committees are composed of multiple stakeholders.

This policy applies to any group that is formed by Board action, whether or not it is called a committee and regardless of whether the group includes Board members. It does not apply to committees formed under the authority of the Director.

Policy Development Policy

Board Approved: 9 Sep 2015
The policy committee will recommend adoption of new policies or amendment of existing policies to the Dixie Montessori Academy Board of Directors. New or amended policies shall be adopted and implemented only by a majority vote of a quorum of Board members present when such action has been scheduled on the agenda of a regular or special meeting.