Board Meeting Minutes 2/13/2020 – Pending Approval

13 February 2020, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent: Joleen Rowley

Others in Attendance: Heather King, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Amber Bain, Mariah Phares, Amber Campbell, Carly Romer, Steven Finley, Stephen D. Jones, Chlara Beozzo, Richa Biasi, Dustin Warren

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the minutes as presented in the board packet for Jan 9th and Jan 16th phone meeting.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Director’s Report Director
Finance Report Business Manager Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the minutes as presented in the board packet for Jan 9th and Jan 16th phone meeting.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Board Governance Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we accept the revised Purchasing Policy as included in the board packet
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Closed Session Motion: Rachel Webb motions that we go into closed session.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

No Actions Items from Closed Session

Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UmSLNNa5tcDPWVXLvjXIwwazqfNdYPjx/view

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.

Board Phone Meeting Minutes 2/19/2020 – Pending Approval

19 February 2020, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb, Beaudry Jones

Board Members Absent: Joleen Rowley

Others in Attendance: Chelsea Bergeron

6:30
Proposals for Math Curriculum Motion: Rachel Webb proposes we purchase Eureka for one year.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye(roll call): Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Adjourn Chair Motion: Nancy Glover proposes we adjourn the meeting.
Jim Haendiges seconds
Aye(roll call): Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1U3OfeFpdEIb5z0ncexcAcKgiiNW1N-eH

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.

Board Phone Meeting Minutes 1/16/2020

16 January 2020, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent: Joleen Rowley

Others in Attendance: Chelsea Bergeron

6:30
Proposals for Business Services Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the contract as written and use Red Apple for our Administrative Services.
Rachel Webb seconds
Aye (Roll Call): Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Adjourn Chair Motion: Ana Eldridge motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Beaudry Jones seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/adsp15tl7c8ag4y/2020-01-16.MP3?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 1/9/2020

9 January 2020, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent: Joleen Rowley

Others in Attendance: Heather King, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Amber Bain, Mariah Phares, Trisha Poole, Sally G, Amber Campbell, Dennis Sinisterra, Holly Lindsay, Kim VanSickle, Carly Romer, Joyelle Turley

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the minutes as read.
Jim Haendiges seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbMotion: Jim Haendiges motions we accept the November minutes as read.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Director’s Report Director
Finance Report Business Manager
Board Governance Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we accept the Denial of Enrollment Policy with the noted changes
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Closed Session Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we go into closed session.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbNo Actions Items from Closed Session
Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h31quw1tf2jdcb/2020-01-09.mp3?dl=0

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.

Emergency Board Meeting Minutes 12/14/2019

14 December 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent: Beaudry Jones

Others in Attendance: Chelsea Bergeron, Joel D. Wright (Phone)

6:30
Closed Session Motion: Nancy Glover motions that we go into closed session.

Rachel Webb seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

 

Actions from Closed Session:

Motion: Nancy Glover motions the Business Administrator at DMA report directly to the Director going forward from this date, and the Director has the ability to terminate any employee at DMA and manage any issues at DMA related to termination
Jim Haendiges seconds
Aye (roll call): Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Motion: Nancy Glover motions to allow Chelsea Bergeron (Director) to hire a new temporary Business Administrator/Financial and to send out an RFP for it and for permanent Business Administrator moving forward
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye (roll call): Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Adjourn Chair Motion: Joleen Rowley motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oy3jnsk9fozrz0j/2019-12-14.mp3?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 12/10/2019

10 December 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent:

Others in Attendance: Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King, Andi Bergen, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Matt Bowles, Amber Bain, Faith Havick, Mariah Phares, Trisha Poole, Laura Grzymkroski, Hollie Pettersson

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the October minutes as read.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbMotion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the November minutes as read.
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Director’s Report Director Motion: Rachel Webb proposes we create a committee to research math curriculum programs
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbMotion: Nancy Glover proposes we move forward with a parent meeting for the VISP
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Abstains: Beaudry Jones
Finance Report Business Manager Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we move $300,000 from our money market account into three (3) separate $100,000 CDs at MACU
Dave Berry seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbMotion: Beaudry Jones proposes that we change our payroll from single month to twice monthly payments
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
Abstains: Ana Eldridge
Board Governance Chair
Closed Session Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we go into closed session.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel WebbNo Actions Items from Closed Session
Adjourn Chair Motion: Rachel Webb motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjsf5dsxkr145pw/2019-12-10.mp3?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 11/12/2019

12 November 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Board Members Absent: 

Others In Attendance:Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King, Andi Bergen, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Faith Havick

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary
Director’s Report Director Motion: Rachel Webb motions to have Cheryl Ashcraft research how the VISP will affect us financially.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge , Rachel WebbMotion: Rachel Webb proposes the policy committee do more research on staff dress code and come back with more information
Beaudry Jones seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb
Finance Report Business Manager
Board Governance Chair Motion: Jim Haendiges proposes we accept the changes to the Board Committee Principles Policy
Beaudry Jones seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge , Rachel WebbMotion: Jim Haendiges proposes we accept the Policy Development Policy revision
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge , Rachel Webb
Closed Session
Adjourn Chair Motion: Joleen Rowley motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Beaudry Jones seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge , Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wv7to017pnwbldn/2019-11-12.m4a?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 10/03/2019

3 October 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb

Board Members Absent: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Others In Attendance: Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King, Andi Bergen, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Matt Bowles, Amber Bain, Kathy Thiriot

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Jim Haendiges motions we accept the minutes as presented in the packet.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge
Director’s Report Director
Finance Report Business Manager
Board Governance Chair
Closed Session Motion: Rachel Web motions that we go into closed session.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel WebbMotion: Rachel Web motions to give the director a raise.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye(Roll call): Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb
Adjourn Chair Motion: Nancy Glover motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8n8fa6p1nrpkvnz/2019-10-03.mp3?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 9/12/2019

12 September 2019, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge

Board Members Absent: Rachel Webb

Others In Attendance: Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King, Andi Bergen, Jenn Martinsen, Chelsea Bergeron, Faith Havick

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the minutes as presented in the packet.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge
Director’s Report Director Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we move forward with an agreement with the USDB to accommodate their students in our facility for this year.
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana EldridgeMotion: Beaudry Jones proposes we suspend Montessori training for the time being
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge
Finance Report Business Manager
Board Governance Chair Motion: Jim Haendiges proposes we accept the meal charge policy

Nancy Glover seconds
Aye (Roll Call): Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge

Closed Session
Adjourn Chair Motion: Jim Haendiges motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Nancy Glover seconds
Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hj3fmwoheewxd5j/2019-09-12.mp3?dl=0

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.

Board Meeting Minutes 8/29/2019

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

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Jim Haendiges, Rachel Webb, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge

Others In Attendance: Cheryl Ashcraft

6:30
Board Governance Chair Motion: Rachel Webb proposes we approve the Early Literacy Plan as presented.
Ana Eldridge seconds
Aye (Roll Call): Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Rachel Webb, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge
Adjourn Chair 7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9oya008xhmqyhil/2019-08-29.m4a?dl=0

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.