May 22nd, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Attendees: L. Hamer, M. Anglin, S. Fairclough-Leslie, R. Wilson, N. Pace, T.Muniz, C. Rice, C. Williams, K. Sandiford, A. Davis

After a short welcome from L. 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 and modified (included Grades 2-3 presentations) K. Sandiford made the motion to accept the agenda with necessary corrections, R. Wilson seconded the motion.

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

Grades 2-3 gave a SWOT analysis of their respective grades and gave suggestions how to make things better.

Business Operations Report – Ms. Muniz

270 K-5 students registered; 36 UPK students registered. Processing documents for accepted students; enrollment deadline is 6/1/17. Financial Summary, Cash disbursement and expense graphs were handed out. 17-18 Budget draft was completed and will be presented to the Finance committee.

CEO Report – Dr. Rice via T. Muniz

Met with Scott Stringer about available money for internet expansion; invited a grant writer to REACS to discuss getting available money for school; working with Northeast Charter and the Charter Collaborative for Schools of Color in securing additional funding for school. Working with the expeditor for final C of O; had a good meeting with Northfield Bank and expecting to receive a letter of interest soon. Looking to finalize an agreement to purchase Montessori School next door by 2018. DYCD Finalized contract for $7,500 ready for payment; step 1 of 4 has been completed for rental assistance for 5th grade; still waiting for payments from Kings Point Development; only have received $100,000 of $400,000 so far.

Principal Report – D. Dunlap via N. Pace

Gave updates on NY State assessment and Terra Nova assessments. Science Fair 5/22/17 – 5/26/17; Echoed the staff SWOT analysis of the curriculum. Wrapping up last round of informal observations; gave summary of successful career day; spring show 5/31/17; UPK Observation 5/9/17; Field Day 6/1/17; Senior Trip to Washington D.C. was held and successful.

Academic Report – C. Williams

Met 5/20/17; discussed progress on disruptive students; held mock ELA tests for 2 nd grade students. Need more enrichment for students; eye tests were held; discussed 2 nd and 3 rd grade struggling students (receiving after school help). Ordered Fusion Science kits; discussed child abuse training for staff and board. Looking to conduct a job fair at REACS; summer school info is forthcoming. Summer school packets are forthcoming.

Personnel Report – K. Sandiford

Looking for candidates and interviews for open positions.

PTO Report – A. Davis

Held elections for new PTO Board.

Finance Report – M. Anglin


Fundraising Meeting – L. Stephens via e-mail

Looking to plan Fall gala (October or November).

L. Hamer thanked all for coming out. Next board meeting will be 6/26/17 at 6:30. Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. and executive session was held.