Board of Directors Meeting 04-08-2021

Dixie Montessori Academy 

1160 N 645 W Washington, UT. 84780 (435) 251-853

Board of Directors Meeting

April 8, 2021 5:00 pm

This meeting is conducted via Zoom at the following link:

Meeting ID: 996 9438 0902

Passcode: LVjD2L


Board Members

Jim Haendiges (Chair), Nancy Glover (Secretary), Ana Eldredge, Jessi Cox, Roy Johnson

Dir. Chelsea Bergeron (Ex Officio)

Board Meeting: Call to Order | Chair Haendiges | 5:00pm

Vision & Mission Statement,  Approve minutes, Public Comment, Set Adjournment

Administrative Report | Director Bergeron

Financial Report | Director Bergeron

Committee Reports | Chair Haendiges

Discussion Items | Chair Haendiges

Board member recruitment

Board member policy
Director Evaluation
Policy Review

Action Items | Chair Haendiges

Approval of Amended Policies § Approval of New Policies
Elevated Activities Room

Yearly calendar


Next meeting: May 13th

Vision Statement

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 Statement

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 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

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

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.

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

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