Board Meeting Minutes 12/13/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

13 December 2018, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 PresenterQuestions to answerTime
 Board Meeting Call to OrderChairBoard Members in Attendance: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

Board Members Absent:
Laura Snelson

Others In Attendance: Julie Atwood, Jenn Martinsea, Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King, Faith Havick, Kathy Thiriot, Andi Bergen, Rachel Webb

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous MeetingSecretary

Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the minutes as read.
Jim Haendiges seconds
Aye: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

 
Director’s ReportDirectorLet it be known on the record that will did look over The Parent Involvement Policy in our workshop.
Finance ReportBusiness Manager
Board GovernanceChairMotion: Beaudry Jones Motions we create the Policy Committee with Jim Haendiges leading that.
Dave Berry seconds
Aye: Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we accept the School year calendar as submitted.
Jim Haendiges seconds
Aye: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry
 
Closed Session n/a 
AdjournChairMotion: Beaudry Jones motions that we adjourn the meeting.
Dave Berry seconds
Aye: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j9q5c0qrupyqkjf/2018-12-13.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, individualized grade K-7 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 10/23/2018

Board of Directors Phone Meeting Minutes

23 October 2018, 6:00PM – Phone Meeting

 

Call to Order/ Roll Call Board Members in attendance: Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry, Beaudry Jones, Melodie Hardy

Board Members Absent: Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges

7:00pm
Early Literacy Program Motion: Melodie Hardy proposes we accept the Early Literacy Program

Beaudry Jones seconds
Aye (Roll Call): Beaudry Jones, Melodie Hardy, Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry

Meeting Adjourned Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we close the meeting

Melodie Hardy seconds

Aye (Roll Call): Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melodie Hardy, Beaudry Jones

7:05pm

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3j19dsb0a6p7h2o/2018-10-23.MP3?dl=0

Board Meeting Minutes 10/18/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

18 October 2018, 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, Jim Haendiges, Laura Snelson

Board Members Absent:
Melody Hardy, Dave Berry

Others In Attendance: Julie Atwood, Jenn Martinsea, Cheryl Ashcraft, Heather King

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the minutes as read.

Jim Haendiges seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Laura Snelson

Board Governance Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones Motions we accept the Utah Grants Goal for Fiscal year 19 as presented

Laura Snelson seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Laura Snelson, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

Closed Session Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we go into closed session under Utah code 52-4-205(1) to discuss specific student behavior and recent disciplinary actions.

Jim Haendiges seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Laura Snelson, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

No actions items

Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes that we adjourn the meeting.
Laura Snelson seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Laura Snelson, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cqxj5yskpf3sxld/2018-10-18.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, individualized grade K-7 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 9/13/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

13 September 2018, 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, Melody Hardy

Board Members Absent: Laura Snelson

Others In Attendance: Julie Atwood, Dina Keeler, Jenn Martinsea, Amber Campbell, Andi Bergen, Cheryl Ashcraft, Kathy Thiriot

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the minutes as read.

Melody Hardy seconds

Aye: Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

Board Governance Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we reaffirm the Annual Board Calendar Policy as it stands

Jim Haendiges seconds

Aye: Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

 

Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept Emergency Director Succession with the change to the last line “The board will approve successor as needed”

Dave Berry seconds

Aye: Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes that we adjourn the meeting.
Melody Hardy secondsAye(Roll Call): Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry
7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfhckxygt3tfnrp/2018-09-13.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, individualized grade K-7 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 8/8/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

8 August 2018, 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, Laura Snelson

Board Members Absent: Melody Hardy (notice given)

6:30
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the minutes as read.
Dave Berry seconds
Aye: Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Laura Snelson, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges
Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes that we adjourn the meeting.

Jim Haendiges seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Laura Snelson, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqtyziu10ebntd2/2018-08-08.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, individualized grade K-7 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 7/11/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

11 July 2018, 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, Melody Hardy, Jim Haendiges
Board Members Absent: Laura Snelson
6:30
Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair
Closed Session Chair Motion: Melody Hardy motions that we go into close session to discuss items under Utah Code 52-4-205(1), to discuss Mrs. Ashcraft’s contract.

Beaudry Jones seconds

Aye(Roll call): Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges

 

Action Items

Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we extend the employment contract to Cheryl Ashcraft as outlined in the closed session.

Melody Hardy Seconds

Aye(Roll call): Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we adjourn the meeting.

Liz Metcalf seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlvu2ea4o63a4hh/2018-07-11.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, individualized grade K-7 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 6/27/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

27 June 2018, 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, Melody Hardy, Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges 6:30
Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair
Closed Session Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we go into close session to discuss items under Utah Code 52-4-205(1), regarding hiring of new director.
Melody Hardy seconds
Aye(Roll call): Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges

Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we extend an offer to Julie Atwood to serve as our director at DMA.
Melody Hardy Seconds
Aye(Roll call): Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

Motion: Laura Snelson proposes we accept the compensation package for the new director.
Jim Haendigis Seconds
Aye(Roll call): Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

Adjourn Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones motions that we adjourn the meeting.

Melody Hardy seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Melody Hardy, Beaudry Jones, Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges, Dave Berry

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/76sqz81vbnisrar/2018-06-27.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, individualized grade K-7 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 06/1/2018

Board of Directors Phone Meeting Minutes

1 June 2018, 6:00PM – Phone Meeting

 

Call to Order/ Roll Call Board Members in attendance: Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry, Beaudry Jones, Melodie Hardy

Board Members Absent: Laura Snelson, Jim Haendiges

6:00pm
    Approve 2018-2019 School Land Trust Plan Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the school land trust as outlined in the email to us for 2018-19

Melodie Hardy seconds
Aye (Roll Call):: Beaudry Jones, Melodie Hardy, Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry

Discuss and approve summer Montessori Training for new Teachers Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the custom Montessori Workshop Training from Julie Wand should take place in our building (DMA) with notice that because we are not charging her our standard rental fee, that she will only have access through a current staff member

Melodie Hardy seconds
Aye (Roll Call):: Beaudry Jones, Melodie Hardy, Liz Metcalf, Dave Berry

Meeting Adjourned Motion: Beaudry Jones motions we close the meeting

Dave Berry seconds

Aye (Roll Call): Dave Berry, Liz Metcalf, Melodie Hardy, Beaudry Jones

6:30pm

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwt6u68t5gapsmg/2018-06-01.mp3?dl=0

Board Meeting Minutes 5/30/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

30 May 2018, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Kevin Groke, Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Others in Attendance: Meg Groke, Courtenay Mitchell, Tracy Mitchell, Nathan Thiriot, Alysia Thiriot, Jennifer Wadsworth, Kathy Thiriot, Bryan Thiriot, J Woodhouse, Heather King, K.W. Woodhouse, Dina Keeler, Colton Campbell, Amber Campbell, Holly Lindsay, Stephanie Gledhill, Kaulana Kaonohi-Alisa, Mark Woolley, Lindsay Woolley, Misty & Doug Dahl, Cheryl Ashcraft, Andi Bergen, Mariah Blackwell, John Black, Julie Black, Jason & Amanda Griffith, Sally Gierisch, Melodie Hardy, Linda Marckwardt, Marcy Marckwardt, Ben & Laura Hopper, Carolyn Hopper, Michelle Fox, Jenn Martinsea, John Olsen, Micheal Wand, Ashley Wand, Cora Wand, Sylvia Opunui, Coden & Ashlee Davidson, April Davis, Zulay Carballo, Ann Grob, Ashley Phillips, Spencer Haynes, Sarah & Phillip Hutchings, Tattiana Gray, Erik Aybar, Sieria Aybar, Susan Green, Brook Wilkey, Rycci Laulau, Jennifer Trella, Rovilyn Patrick, Shweta Purshotam, Kristan Stim, Peter Rowley, Joleen Rowley, Alicia Jones, Shara Green, Melissa Graff, David Broadbent, Leaora Broadbent, Karina Palmer, Daniel Adams, Tina Adams

6:30
Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair
Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting Secretary MOTION: Beaudry Jones proposes we accept the minutes as read.

Liz Metcalf Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Public Comment
Discuss Montessori Training and Certification Requirements Chair Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we create a position to have on staff according to the charter a full time curriculum and staff developer.

Liz Metcalf Seconds

Aye:  Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Discuss Hiring Committee Chair Motion: Kevin Groke proposes we create a temporary hiring committee for hiring the director

Beaudry Jones Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

 

Motion: Kevin Groke proposes Ms. Snelson heads the temporary hiring committee

Beaudry Jones Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

 

Motion: Kevin Groke proposes we create a Curriculum Committee headed by Ms. Snelson, with the Curriculum Director also as a full time member and with other appropriate members.

Liz Metcalf Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

Annual Board Restructuring Chair Motion: Kevin Groke proposes Ms Laura Snelson be given a position on the board.

Beaudry Jones Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones,

Nay: Dave Berry

Motion: Kevin Groke proposes we invite Melodie Hardy to a position on the board.

Liz Metcalf Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson

 

Motion: Jim Haendiges be added as a member of the board

Liz Metcalf seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

 

Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes we elect Liz Metcalf as temporary chair for 4 months with a re-vote in 4 months.

Melodie Hardy seconds

Aye: Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

Abstain: Liz Metcalf

Adjourn Chair Motion: Kevin Groke motions that we adjourn the meeting.

Liz Metcalf seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry, Laura Snelson, Melodie Hardy

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tkpd9eh1wbl47bi/2018-05-30.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, individualized grade K-7 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 5/16/2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

16 May 2018, 6:30PM – 1160 N 645 West, Washington, Utah

 

 

Presenter Questions to answer Time
 Board Meeting Call to Order Chair Board Members in Attendance: Kevin Groke, Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry 6:30
Read Vision and Mission Statement Chair
 Closed Session Motion: Liz Metcalf motions that we go into close session to discuss items under Utah Code 52-4-205(1), regarding Formal Director and Business Administrator Reviews.

Beaudry Jones seconds

Aye(Roll call): Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

 

Action Items:

Motion: Beaudry Jones proposes that we do not renew Julie Wand’s contract for the upcoming school year.

Liz Metcalf Seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Beaudry Jones, Dave Berry

Abstain: Kevin Groke

Adjourn Chair Motion: Kevin Groke motions that we adjourn the meeting.

Liz Metcalf seconds

Aye: Liz Metcalf, Kevin Groke, Dave Berry

Absent: Beaudry Jones

7:30

Audio Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3tr66eytewn1kp/2018-05-16.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, individualized grade K-7 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.