January 24th, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Attendees: C. Rice, D.Benons, C. Fariclough-Leslie, L. Hamer, M. Anglin, C. Williams, A. Davis, N. Pace, T.Muniz

After a short welcome from Dr. Hamer, the meeting was called to order at 6:55 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; R. Wilson made the motion to accept the agenda, M. Anglin seconded the motion.

The minutes from last meeting were reviewed; M. Anglin made a motion to accept minutes from December 19th with any necessary corrections. S. Fariclough-Leslie seconded the motion.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

273 K-5 students registered. Currently in Lottery season; 419 total applications received (Lottery will be held 4/19 @ 5:00 p.m.. Financial summary report as of 1/20/17 was handed out along with Cash disbursement and Profit and Loss report; currently in good financial standing.

Principal Report – N. Pace

Progress reports will be given out to low scoring students; Saturday Academy will only focus on Math (currently 55 students enrolled). 1/27 new reading levels will be given out to teachers. 2/13 – 2/17 Middle of the year assessments will be done. Informal observations are complete and professional development will be done to address areas of concern. 2/21 – 2/23 February boot camps for ELA. Mary Lee-Lebowski (Math Consultant) and observed teachers and gave recommendations for improvement for teachers. Professional Learning Committees are continuing; discipline support is continuing for students displaying unwarranted behaviors and teacher with those students. Go Math assessment is in February. Music lessons for students and Black History engagement will be for all students; awards ceremonies were held for all students. ELA Night 2/6/17; Boy Scouts are being held as well.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice

Loan, architect and contractor has been acquired for new school building; additional funding sources are being considered and investigated.

Academic Report – C. Williams

Professional Development for some teachers have been set up with outside agencies with trained teachers to turnkey the training to entire staff during the year. Mr. Dunlap is awaiting word from prospective colleges on the availability of teachers/tutors for extra help to students. UPK is continuing to progress well. There will not be any large rooms available to accommodate large classes next school year. A non-material change for ELL preference is forthcoming.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford


PTO Report – A. Davis

Ice cream social over 50 parents attended along with dinner. Family Game Night 2/3/17 @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. By-laws amendments are forthcoming. Senior class trips are being planned (trip to Washington D.C. 4/7/17 and Cruise to NYC ). Prom contract facility (Prom to be held 6/16/17) has been given to T. Muniz facility includes food, music, decorations and cleanup. Fundraising efforts are being planned to offset 5th grade senior expenses. Gymnastics fundraiser is also being planned.

Finance Report – M. Anglin (NO REPORT)

Fundraising Meeting – L. Stephens

1st annual fundraiser 3/11/17 from 9-11 a.m. at New Jerusalem fellowship hall; Community leaders will be honored, ticket price .00. Looking to engage entire community in school efforts

DOE recommendation will be forthcoming on the status of the charter school (1/27/17). Process is currently being set up for parents can notify the school board for issues; modifications for parent and staff handbook will be made reflecting this. REACS e-mails will need to be used for REACS business.

Everyone was thanked again for coming out from Dr. Hamer. Next board meeting will be 2/27/17 at 6:30 pm. Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Meeting was adjourned for executive session.