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)
|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
|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
|Next Board Meeting||Chair Haendiges||March 18th, 2021 5pm presented on Zoom.|
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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 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.