April 24th, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Attendees: L. Stephens, R. Wilson, H. Corsley, S. Fairclough-Leslie , L. Hamer, K. Sandiford, A. Davis, C. Williams, D. Dunlap, T. Muniz, D. Benons, C. Rice

After a short welcome from L. Hamer, the meeting was called to order at 6:44 p.m.

Verification of public notice was reported by Ms. Muniz.

The attendance sheet was signed and submitted to Ms. Muniz.

The agenda was reviewed; K. Sandiford made the motion to accept the agenda with necessary corrections, R. Wilson seconded the motion.

The minutes from last meeting were reviewed; H. Crosley made a motion to accept minutes from March 27th with any necessary corrections. S. Fariclough-Leslie seconded the motion.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

270 K-5 students registered. 36 UPK students registered. 1,015 total applications received; lottery was held 4/19/17. 25 Pre-K students accepted, 8 K students accepted via the sibling rule; 2 K ELL students identified. In good financial standing; cash disbursement reports and expense graph handed out. Draft budget for ’17-18 has been completed and awaiting approval.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice via T. Muniz

Looking to obtain the last temporary C of O; traveled to Albany, NY twice to lobby for increased charter school funding; working on new school building funding and budget.

Principal Report – D. Dunlap

Evaluating strengths and weaknesses with staff with Math testing (Jaime White the consultant was involved as well); District collaborative visited REACS 4/7/17. Spoke on upcoming events with the school. Monthly report was handed out

Academic Report – C. Williams

Met 4/22/17; D. Dunlap presented science kits to the committee; Spoke on the math test results and the success of the lottery. UPK will be evaluated 5/9/17. Spoke on 16 students being accepted by York Academy. Weren’t able to secure college inters; hoping to do so next year. Informal observations are complete, another formal observation will be held before the end of the year. Looking to hold career fair (5/20/17?) in May; promotion in Doubt students were discussed. No summer school sessions will be held here. Spoke on discipline issues and 5th grade graduation awards. Looking to generate surveys for staff at year’s end.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford

Still looking for 1st and 3rd grade vacancies.

PTO Report – A. Davis

Hosted ELA breakfast for students and teachers. Purchased 10 tablets for grade K. Also hosted a Math breakfast for staff and students

Finance Report – M. Anglin


Fundraising Meeting – L. Stephens


Grades UPK through 1 gave a SWOT analysis of their respective grades and gave suggestions how to make things better. L. Hamer thanked all for coming out. Next board meeting will be 5/22/17 at 6:30. Meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.