December 18th, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

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

After a short welcome from L. 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.

The agenda was reviewed K. Sandiford made the motion to accept the agenda with necessary corrections; L. Stephens seconded the motion.

The minutes from last meeting were reviewed; L. Stephens made a motion to accept minutes from November 27 th with any necessary corrections. K. Sandiford seconded the motion.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

284 K-5 students registered; 36 UPK students registered. Financial Summary report, cash disbursement report and P&L report was disbursed; received the $200K return from the architect for the closing of the agreement to build school; In good financial position.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice

Continuing in DOB objections from last month’s inspection. Exit signs are in working order; Stairs and exit labels were completed; Partitions are in Kindergarten bathrooms. Fire Alarms and CO2 detectors are installed in each classroom. Montessori school closing is forthcoming. DOE rental assistance is coming in January. Received $200K settlement check from King’s Point and they have agreed to contribute to fundraiser in April. Met with borough president on capital funding and unfortunately, funds aren’t disbursed to charter schools; ongoing training at NYC charter center. Building project has risen by $1,000,000 to properly accommodate new school needs.

Principal Report – D. Dunlap

F&L score assessments were distributed and overall scores were well; this will aid teachers in guided reading programs. Terra Nova scores were also distributed. Saturday Academy will be starting in January. ELA will be focused during winter break boot camp. Guided reading strategies are continuing to evolve. DCC (District Collaborative) went well at Dream Academy. Math monthly assessment has been completed. Radio City Music Hall trip was today and went well. Holiday Show is this Thursday at 6 p.m. UPK informal observations will be forthcoming. Holiday packets will be handed out to students during Christmas break.

Academic Report – C. Williams

Meeting was held 12/18; items discussed were on principal’s agenda. Spoke with Mandarin teacher for information on the mandarin program.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford

4th grade SPED teacher needed;

PTO Report – A. Davis

Christmas party Wednesday; toys for tots application went out. 5 th grade students had the opportunity to vote for class trip and medieval times was voted as the trip.

Finance Report – M. Anglin

No Report

Fundraising Meeting – L. Stephens

Budget was reviewed (met on 12/9/17) and in need for board approval. R. Wilson made the motion to increase the gala count to 250 persons contingent on if the space is available H. Crosley seconded. H. Crosley made the motion to approve the overall budget to $28,050.00 from $20,000.00 for the 2018 spring gala K. Sandiford seconded. Age ranges for children’s tickets are ages under 12.

L. Hamer thanked all for coming out; Meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m.. Next board meeting will be 1/28/17 at 6:30. K. Sandiford made a motion for $75.00 for volunteers; C. Williams seconded, one opposed.