Board of Director’s Meeting Minutes 2-11-2021 Pending Approval

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

 February 11th,  2021, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance on Zoom: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance on Zoom:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Heather King, Dennis Siisterra-Gonzales, Marie Steffensen State Charter School Board (SCSB), Andrew Vardas-Doane (SCBC), William Evans (SCSB) 

5:00
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Rachel Webb  motions to approve the minutes. 

Jessi Cox  Seconds

Collective vote: Aye

Minutes are approved

Public Comment  Chair Haendiges No Public Comment
Discussion Items  Chair Haendiges  Discussion on Strategic Plan Draft using the survey results from parents and staff. The Strategic Plan draft includes 4 strategies (holistic Montessori philosophy, school identity, communication and involvement with stakeholders and employee rete
Director’s Report  Director Bergeron  Director Bergeron presented an update on Covid, Academics, Grant process and IDEA Complaint
Financial Report  Nate Adams

Red Apple 

The school’s bottomline is currently in the black. State revenues have been trued-up. The goal with the budget is to continue to stay in the black and add more revenue to the budget. 
Committee Reports  Ana Eldredge  Campus Management and Technology Committee: The money from the fundraisers were used to purchase 5 additional picnic tables. These tables will allow for classes to take advantage of eating outside and also for teaching outside. 
Action Items Jessi Cox Jessi Cox presented the Complaint/ Grievance Policy and form. The goal was to have a policy in place for all stakeholders, staff and students to know the procedure and organizational structure for filing a complaint/grievance. This policy encourages informal action of complaint using Montessori philosophy. If informal action doesn’t resolve then the policy includes formal actions with timelines.

The form that was presented will give the opportunity to be specific with complaint/grievance, a goal for desired outcomes, details of the policy and timelines for submitting.

The current No Action Policy will refer to this policy. 

Motion: Rachel Webb motions to vote on approving the Complaint/Grievance Policy.

Ana Eldredge seconds.

Voting by roll call: Ana Eldredge aye, Rachel Webb aye, Joleen Rowley aye, Nancy Glover aye, Jessi Cox aye and Roy Johnson aye.

The motion is passed. 

Motion:  Rachel Webb motions to vote on approving the Complaint/Grievance Form.

Ana Eldredge seconds

Collective Vote: Aye 

The motion is passed 

Jessi Cox presented the Suspension & Expulsion  Policy which will establish procedures for communication and timelines dealing withr suspensions, expulsions and mandatory expulsions. 

Motion: Jessi Cox minions to vote to approve the Suspension & Expulsion Policy.

Ana Eldredge Seconds

Voting by roll call: Rachel Webb aye, Jessi Cox aye, Ana Eldredge aye, Joleen Rowely aye, Nancy Glover aye and Roy Johnson Aye.

The motion is passed. 

Jessi Cox presented the Transgender Policy. The school currently follows State & Federal laws and guidelines for transgender students. The school does not currently have a transgender policy in its manual.

The policy presented uses the same language from George Washington Academy’s policy. The policy includes definitions, procedures for facilities, classrooms, activities and anti-bullying. This policy will follow USBE, State and Federal policies.

Jessi Cox motions to vote on approving the Transgender Policy.

Nancy Glover Seconds

The previous motions were rescinded with Ana Eldredge motioning to table passing this policy until the next board meeting.

Joleen Rowley Seconds

Collective Voting:  Aye 

The motion is passed.

The Child FInd Improvement Policy will be tabled until the next board meeting. The policy is currently under USBE review.

Adjournment  Chair Haendiges Motion: Jessi Cox motions to adjourn.

Ana Eldridge seconds

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

Meeting is adjourned

7:05
Next Board Meeting  Chair Haendiges      March 18th, 2021 5pm presented on Zoom.

Audio Recording link: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10BlACAy1KbwDtzZ4kumMbdgj5xSCKG7n/view?usp=sharing

 

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 of Directors Meeting Minutes 1-14-2021

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

 January 14th,  2021, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance on Zoom: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance On Zoom:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Heather King, Patrisha Poole, Amber Bain

5:00
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Joleen Rowely  motions to approve the minutes from December 10th.

Ana Eldridge  Seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Public Comment  No Public Comment
Director’s Report Director Bergeron  1. Academics Update: Finishing up Middle of Year testing and we will assess students needs based on the data. The SPED Wellness Room is up and running. It has areas for sensory processing, deescalation and for the SPED department to meet with students. Art Department- trying to find substitute teachers and so far there have been no qualified applicants. 

2. Grants: All grants are applied for on time and up-to-date. 

3. Covid: new quarantine protocols from the state. If exposed within school no quarantining as long as everyone is wearing a mask. The Covid vaccine is now available for all K-8 educators in our county. 

4. Calendar: We added two teacher prep days to match Washington County.

5. Enrollment is currently at 192 this is including distance learning students. 

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

The current budget as of December is where we anticipated we will be at.

New grant money hasn’t been added to the budget yet as we need more information on the grant to find the applicable place to add to budget.

The WiFi upgrade had been reimbursed.

PPE and Coronavirus Grants have been budgeted out for the new year.

Current budget is in the black

Committee Reports  Jessi Cox- Policy Committee has scheduled a meeting for 1/25 to discuss Conflict of Interest Policy.

Ana Eldridge- Campus Management and Technology no purchases have been made for additional recess supplies. The SPED Wellness Room is complete. The HVAC Filters in the school have been changed. The school has enough cleaning supplies for the next 3 years.

Discussion Items  Chair Haendiges Strategic Plan Survey: This time was used for brainstorming and going over survey results.

Recap: How to change reputation of school (Rebranding), Types of Communications, Stakeholder involvement, Identifying our specific brand of Montessori. 

Action Items   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Rachel Webb motions to approve Title I Policy that was presented to the board.

Ana Eldridge Seconds

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

Policy Passes

6:00
Adjournment  Chair Haendiges Motion: Jessi Cox motions to adjourn.

Ana Eldridge seconds

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

6:30
Next Board Meeting  Chair Haendiges  February 11th, 2021 5pm 

Audio Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13DlRWbINXAl-4Vubik9xXF1xs8HPyIA0/view?usp=sharing

 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 12-10-2020

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

 December 10th,  2020, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance on Zoom: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance On Zoom:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Marie Steffensen, William Evans 

5:05
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve the minutes from October.

Ana Eldridge  Seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Director’s Report Director Bergeron  1. Covid Updates: We are doing really well and currently have no staff/faculty out due to Covid. We are continuing to take all precautions and follow all procedures. 

2. Faculty Changes: Mr. Burnes has retired and we have hired Mariah Heaton for the SPED team.

3. Academics: We are currently administering middle of year assessments in math and reading. Mrs. Bergeron will have each teacher formally evaluated with an observation before Christmas.

4. Grants: All grant applications are up to date and turned into the state. 

5. SPED: The SPED department passed their compliance visit with USBE and had no corrections. They continue to consult and receive Professional Learning from Jennifer Slade.

 6. Mrs. Bergeron will be putting together a wellness room this weekend. The room will be used as a SPED room for sensory and refocusing for students. 

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

Currently tracking grants and as of now the PPE and Coronavirus Relief Grant extra funds need to be used by January 1st.

The school is currently operating in the black with 15,000. 

Closed Session  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jim Haendiges motions to enter closed session for discussion of Mental Health  of an individual. 

Ana Eldridge Seconds 

Aye by Roll Call: Ana Eldrige, Nancy Glover, Jessi Cox, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Roy Johnson

No Action Items from Closed Session 

Discussion  Items  Jessi Cox  Policy review of current Suspension Policy and communication with parents and complaint process.

Conflict of Interest Policy: drafting a new policy on how to handle this better and resolution. 

Action Items   Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to vote on time and Effort Title 1 Policy.

Rachel Webb  Seconds

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

Policy Passes

Motion: Jessi Cox motions to vote on Maintenance and Effort Policy.

Rachel Webb Seconds

Aye:  Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

6:00
Strategic Plan  Marie Steffensen & William Evans SWOT analysis and Strategic Planning 
Adjournment  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Rachel Webb motions to adjourn.

Ana Eldridge Seconds.

Aye: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

7:25
Next Board Meeting  Chair Haendiges  January 14th, 2021

 

Audio Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4CxMdVVjuaaK3vUmB-nO4MlPOP6zrXY/view?usp=sharing

 

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 of Directors Meeting Minutes 10-22-2020

 October 22nd,  2020, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Nate Adams, Heather King 

5:00
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Secretary Glover  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve minutes from September.

Rachel Webb Seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Director’s Report Director Bergeron  Covid Updates: There are no positive Coivd cases at the school. The state released new guidelines for a modified quarantine protocol. USBE released 2 new grants for PPE and Coronavirus supplies that we will be applying for. We will be using the funds to cover expenditures on child-sized masks, gloves cleaning supplies and copies for take-home packets for distance learners. We are reiterating safety procedures and expectations each week with our students when they arrive on Monday mornings. Kinsa Fluency App is available to all families.  It is a free thermometer and app for health updates about the school.

Academics Update:  Students and teachers are loving having an activity each day (music, art, PE, library and computer). All of our online programs and assessments are fully set-up and functioning. Teachers will be receiving 3 hours of Professional Learning on Specialized Instruction from Jennifer Slade (Former USBE UPIPS Coordinator).

Events: Scarecrow Walk- Mrs. Poole and Mrs. Bain created an awesome scarecrow that won 2nd place at the Red Hills Desert Garden. Multi-cultural market due to Covid each class will be celebrating this within their own classrooms on October 30th. Veteran’s Day program will be cancelled due to Covid. Instead we plan to make letters/art for Veterans and deliver them.

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

The budget has an extra $63,000 restricted funds earmarked for Special Ed. There is a $20,00 budget shortfall in the overall budget. After consideration, we plan on moving non-restricted funds teachers to a restricted funds position (SPED) to free up the non-restricted funds to improve the bottom line.
Committee Reports  Policy:Electronic Meeting Policy 

Campus Management: kindergarten playground upgrade will be put on hold. No news on awnings. 

Fundraiser Night at Zupas November 10th.

The Thermostat has been replaced and kitchen Freezer part has been ordered.

Action Items  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to approve Electronic Meeting Policy.

Ana Eldridge seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Aye by Roll Call: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

Adjournment  Chair  Rachel Webb motions we adjourn.

Ana Eldridge Seconds

Aye by Roll Call: Nancy Glover. Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowley, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Jim Haendiges.

6:25

 

Audio Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ANOgajiY4Jx-0obRi4_b3tvjlqxuvJFQ/view?usp=sharing

 

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 of Directors Meeting Minutes 09-10-2020

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

 September 10th,  2020, 5:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance:Director Chelsea Bergerons, Nate Adams, Heather King, Amber Bain

5:05
Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting   Secretary Glover  Motion: Jim Haendiges motions to approve the minutes for the month of August..

Rachel Webb  Seconds

 Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Director’s Report  Director Bergeron The school has exited turnaround.

All Kindergartners have been given the KEEP assessment and started Acadience.

The school now has access to iReady and Aimsweb.

Students are loving the activity classes (art, music, library & PE).

Director Bergeron has completed the first rounds of teacher observations and all teachers have received her feedback.

Students are doing great with their masks and there are no positive cases of Covid so far.

Partnered with Zupas for some Fundraising night to raise money to increase the amount of recess supplies available.

Continuing to raise the level of academic rigor in the classrooms. 

In need of developing a new strategic plan to sse the school into the future.

The school received 2 hand sanitizer stations and refills from the state. 

The custodians are doing an excellent job of keeping the building clean and disinfected..

Financial Report  Nate Adams 

Red Apple 

Committee Reports 
Action Items  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Jim Haendiges motion to accept the LEA specific licensing policy into the board policy manual. 

Rachel Webb seconds

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Motion: Jim Haendiges motions to approve  Emily Reed for the LEA specific licensing application.

Ana Eldridge Seconds

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb 

Motion: Jessi motions to vote on the board policy manual revision.

Ana Eldridge seconds

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Motion: Jim Haendiges motions to accept Early Literacy Grant Revision.

Rachel Webb seconds 

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Adjournment  Chair  Rachel Webb  motions we adjourn.

Anna Eldridge Seconds

Aye by Roll Call: Rachel Webb, Jessi Cox, Ana Eldridge, Nancy Glover, Jim Haendiges, Joleen Rowley, Roy Johnson.

6:05

 

Audio Link:

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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 of Directors Meeting Minutes 08-27-2020

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

August 27th,  2020, 6:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Haendiges  Board Members in Attendance on Zoom: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover,, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb

Absent: Ana Eldridge 

Others in Attendance on Zoom:Director Chelsea Bergeron, 

5:15
      Committee Report  Joleen Rowley    The Curriculum Committee reported on the Early Literacy Plan that Director Bergeron presented to the board. 
Action Items  Chair Haendiges  Motion: Rachel Webb motions to accept Early Literacy Plan and approve it as presented to the board. 

Joleen Rowley seconds

Aye by Roll Call: Nancy Glover, Joleen Rowely, Roy Johnson, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson, Rachel Webb, Jim Haendiges 

Adjournment  Chair  Motion: Jessi Cox motions to adjourn the meeting 

Rachel Webb Seconds

Aye:: Joleen Rowely, Roy Johnson, Nancy Glover, Jessi Cox, Rachel Webb, Jim Haendiges 

6:25

 

Audio Link:

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 07-30-2020

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes

30 July  2020, 6:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Questions to answer Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Board Members in Attendance: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson

Absent: Rachel Webb

Others in Attendance:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Steve Finley  

 

6:00
Director’s Report Director Director Bergeron answered questions about the school’s re-opening plan. The USBE released Coronavirus Information and Resources on the State’s website. The manual contains update recommendations and answers to questions concerning Coronavirus.
Action Items  Chair Motion: Jim Haendiges motions that we approve the school’s re-opening plan as presented. Jessi Cox seconds
Aye by roll call: Jessi Cox, Nancy Glover, Joleen Rowely, Roy Johnson, Ana Eldridge, Jim Haendiges
Adjournment  Chair  Motion: JIm Haendiges motions we adjourn.

Aye: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson

6:15

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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 of Directors Meeting Minutes 07-09-2020

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 July 2020, 6:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

Agenda Item Presenter Time
Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Heandiges Board Members in Attendance: Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Rachel Webb, Joleen Rowely, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson

Others in Attendance:Director Chelsea Bergeron, Shannon Greer

 Others in Attendance via Zoom: Amanda Griffith, Trent, Sally Gerisch, Kristin Fleming 

6:00
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Glover  Motion: Nancy Glover motions we accept the minutes as presented in the board packet for June 11th. 
Jessi Cox  seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Roy Johnson, Jessi Cox
Public Comment  Chair Haendiges  Amanda Griffith- Commented on her concerns for her children wearing masks at school.
Director’s Report Director Bergeron  Director Bergeron answered questions about the school’s re-opening plan. 
Adjourn Chair Haendiges Motion: Jim Haendiges motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Joleen Rowley seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson 
6:30

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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 06-11-2020

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

11 June 2020, 7:00pm – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

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

 Board Members Absent: Beaudry Jones

 

Others in Attendance: Steve Finley, Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Heather King, Jessi Cox, Dennis Sinisterra

7:00
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Joleen Rowley motions we accept the minutes as presented in the board packet for May 14th.
Ana Eldridge  seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 
Public Comment  Chair No Public Comment 
       Set Adjournment For Open Meeting Session  Motion: Joleen Rowley proposes to adjourn at 8pm for Open Meeting Session.

JIm Haendiges seconds 

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

Director’s Report Director
Finance Report Business Manager Motion: Joleen Rowley proposes to accept the forecast for the previou 2020-2020 school  year.

Jim Haendiges seconds

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

Motion: Liz Metcalf proposes to accept 260 enrollment budget for 2020-2021 school year.

Jim Haendiges seconds

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

Board Governance Chair Motion:Joleen Rowley proposes if no response from another charter school within a week from being posted  than the pirate ship will be demolished. 

Ana Eldridge seconds 

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

Motion:Jim Haendiges proposes to accept a teacher salary increase of 3%.

Joleen Rowley seconds

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

Motion: Nancy Glover proposes to accept the SPED Services bid Silver Package. 

Dave Berry Seconds 

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

Closed Session Chair Collective Bargaining 

  1. Director Review 
  2. New Board Candidates

Motion: Nancy Glover proposes to adjourn to move to closed session.

Jim Haendiges seconds

Aye by Roll Call: Joleen Rowley, Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb, Ana Eldridge, Liz Metcalf.

Action Items from Closed Session  Motion: Nancy Glover proposes to extend a 5 year contract with a 8 % raise salary negotiable yearly to Chelsea Bergeron.

Joleen Rowley seconds

Aye by roll call: Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb, Jim Haendiges, Liz Metcalf 

Motion: Jim Haendiges  the board motions to invite Jessi Cox and Roy Johnson to the board.

Dave Berry seconds

Aye by roll call: Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Nancy Glover, Dave Berry, Rachel Webb, Jim Haendiges, Liz Metcalf 

Board Restructure  Chair  Motion: Joleen Rowley proposes Jim Haendiges be Board Chair.

Ana Eldridge seconds

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

Motion: Jim Haendiges proposes Nancy Glover to secretary.

Ana Eldridge seconds

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

Adjourn Chair Motion: Dave Berry motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Liz Metcalf  seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 
9:00pm

 

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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 5/14/2020

14 May 2020, 6:00PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

 

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

Others in Attendance: Steve Finley, Chelsea Bergeron, Mariah Phares, Kim Vansickle, Trisha Poole, Amber Bain

6:00
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the minutes as presented in the board packet for March 26th.
Dave Berry seconds
Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 
Director’s Report Director
Finance Report Business Manager
Board Governance Chair Motion:Ana proposes to accept the revised Cash Policy as presented. Beaudry Jones Seconds. 

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 

Motion:Jim Haendiges proposes to accept the revised Governance Process Policy as presented.

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 

Motion: Jim Haendiges proposes to add the Educator Exit and Engagement Policy as presented to the Board Policy.

Ana Eldridge Seconds 

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Joleen Rowley, Rachel Webb, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 

Motion:Anna Eldridge proposes to accept the School 20-21 Year Calendar as Chelsea Bergeron Presented.

Joleen Rowley Seconds

Aye:Jim Haendiges, Nancy Glover, Ana Eldridge, Beaudry Jones, Joleen Rowley, Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf 

Abstained: Rachel Webb.

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