October 24th, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Attendees: D. Benons, R. Wilson , L. Hamer, C. Williams, M. Anglin, N. Pace, D. Dunlap, T. Muniz, C. Rice, A. Davis, K. Sandiford

After a short welcome from Dr. Hamer, the meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m.

Verification of public notice was reported by Ms. Muniz.

The attendance sheet was signed and submitted to Ms. Muniz. An amendment was made to review the discipline code.

The agenda was reviewed; an amendment was made to review the discipline code which will be done in academic accountability portion of the meeting. C. Williams made the motion to accept the agenda with the modification, M. Anglin seconded the motion.

The minutes from last meeting were reviewed; M. Anglin made a motion to accept minutes from September 26th with any necessary corrections. C. Williams seconded the motion.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

275 K-5 students registered; 36 UPK students registered. In good financial standing. Budget to Actuals reports were handed out. Independent audit is complete and was clean with no deficiencies. Audit call is on 10/26/16.

Principals Report – Mr. Dunlap/Ms.Pace

Mr. Dunlap – PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) are continuing. Classroom management is strong as teachers are displaying better classroom management. Terranova scores have come back and will be analyzing data shortly. Ice Cream social was held; Character Parade will be October 21 st (UPK will participate). Teacher training is continuing along with parent involvement. School partnerships are ongoing with Queens College. UPK teacher training is ongoing.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice

Permanent C of O objections have been completed; re-inspection has been applied for. Prospective facility was inspected for building expansion. Looking for donor support and other prospective areas for building expansion.

Academic Report – C. Williams

Met on 10/12; Discussed DOE visit for charter renewal on 11/1 and 11/2; looking for full support from students, staff and board; Discussed strategies on student improvement from K-5; seeking student teachers for tutoring.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford

Still in the process of looking for a SPED teacher; looking to interview a current candidate.

PTO Report – A. Davis

PTO meeting was 10/19/16; 45 parents showed up. Two raffles held; popcorn fundraisers are finishing up. 11/4/16 – family game night will be held.

Finance Report – M. Anglin (NO REPORT)

Fundraising Meeting – L. Stephens (NO REPORT)

Code of conduct was modified as we are following the DOE code of conduct but as a charter school we are unable to enforce some more of the strict policies currently held by DOE; looking to vote on the new code of conduct in advance of DOE visit. L. Stephens made a motion to accept the new code of conduct with any necessary corrections; M. Anglin seconded.

Everyone was thanked again for coming out from Dr. Hamer. Meeting was adjourned at 7:23 p.m. Next board meeting will be 11/28/16 at 6:30.