August 28th, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Attendees: L. Hamer, M. Anglin, S. Fairclough-Leslie, R. Wilson, N. Pace, T.Muniz, D. Benons, C. Williams, K. Sandiford, H. Crosley, D. Dunlap

After a short welcome from L. Hamer, the meeting was called to order at 6:35 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 S. Fariclough-Leslie made the motion to accept the agenda with necessary corrections, H. Crosley seconded the motion.

The minutes from last meeting were reviewed; M. Anglin made a motion to accept minutes from July 24th with any necessary corrections. C. Williams seconded the motion.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

284 K-5 students registered; (need 2 more in 1st and 2 in 2nd ). 35 UPK students (1 more needed in UPK); ongoing enrollment. All textbooks have been ordered for the start of the school year. Financial report as of 8/25/17 was distributed along with the cash disbursement report and the expense graph. Pre-K budget was also attached.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice

No Report

Principal Report – D. Dunlap

Ongoing teacher vacancies (two left to fill). School supply list have started for teachers; Student Orientation tomorrow. Profession Development began today; finishing classroom logistics; Terra Nova scores have come back and are being reviewed. NYS test scores were handed out over 50% pass rate. Attended District collaborative and building best practices – N. Pace coordinator. UPK Building evaluation done on 8/10/17 no issues. Chosen to go down with the Mayor and the chancellor and identified as a school with great improvement and chancellor will be here to view school in November.

Academic Report – C. Williams

Meeting held on 8/26/17; received assistant principal’s report. Attended two professional development sessions in NYC (response to intervention RTI and Math Camp). K-2 teachers will have professional development for Fundations at the Charter School Network. Terra Nova results had not come in at the time of the meeting; looking to identify problem K students sooner; looking to identify problem 1st grade students sooner. Equal emphasis on Math and ELA will be the focus for the ’17-’18 school year. Second grade accountability to be ready for testing will be accomplished by: in-house assessments and behavior; discussed having a college intern to work with the guidance counselor.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford

Looking for 1 second grade special-ed and Math Intervention teacher. K. Sandiford recommended that Regine Lawson, Andrew Watson be hired as 1 st grade and 3 rd grade teachers respectively. M Anglin made the motion to hire said teachers, C. Williams seconded.

PTO Report – A. Davis

No Report

Finance Report – M. Anglin

Met on 8/26/17 to review and finalize budget and staff salaries.

Fundraising Committee – L. Stephens

No Report

L. Hamer thanked all for coming out. Thanked Principal and Assistant Principal for all their hard work on raising the scores of the school; also acknowledged C. Rice and founding board members for establishing school and continuing vision. The teachers and staff were thanked as well in the morning professional development session. Next board meeting will be 9/25/17 at 6:30. Meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m. and executive session was held. In increase the salary of D. Dunlap, two additional teachers and promote Ms. Lawrence from teacher’s aide to teacher. It was voted on and passed by the board.