Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
Board of Trustees Meeting April 10, 2017
Attending: Ruben Sepulveda, Tom Gardner, Stacey Phillips, Keith Purcell, Joseph Wise, Brenda Cepeda, Rhonda Soto, Ljuba Marsh
Absent: Melissa Mirhej, Bob Brick, Kevin Dumpson, Heyda Martinez
Pending Board Members Attending: Frankie Santos
Visitors: Meg Maccini, Priscilla Baez, Leslie Almodovar, Jessica Velez
Notes taken by: Ljuba Marsh, Clerk
1- Call to Order at 6:21pm- Quorum with 7 members present
2- Public Comment- Stacey identified the need for Brenda’s dance class to be allowed after school ours at our site. She was unsure if there was a conflict of interest, due to Brenda’s role on the Board and charging outside visitors a fee. It was suggested that Brenda get in touch with the Ethics Commission.
3- Approval of Minutes: -There was mention of a needed correction by an absentee Board member. It was unclear what needed to be amended, therefore, the vote for approval was delayed until the May Board meeting.
4-President’s Report- Ruben asked Ljuba to report on the Executive Director Hiring Update
Ljuba reported that the Executive Director position was offered to Isabelina Rodriguez, who accepted the role. The Finance Committee determined the salary offer and a contract is being finalized by our attorney. The contract will be reviewed and approved by both our Board President and Isabelina. We expect the contract to be finalized this week. Isabelina will attend the DESE meeting and visit classrooms on that day. Isabelina’s first official day will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
5- Finance Report: Keith was not attending the meeting and Ljuba presented the financial report.
Keith’s report included the following information:
6- Acting Executive Director’s Report- Joseph Wise reported the following:
7-Principal’s Report- Report was not given due to absence of Principal.
8-Founding Principal’s report- Ljuba reported the following:
9-Staff Representative Report- Chris reported the following:
10- Student Representative’s Report- The report was not given due to the absence of the Student Representative.
11-Parent Representative Report- Stacey reported the following:
Stacey reported that Senior graduation meeting had a good turnout. The place, transportation and food are determined. All questions be directed to Irene concerning graduation.
12- Unfinished Business- any unfinished business will be addressed at out May meeting.
14- Motion to Adjourn: Motion approved- unanimous Meeting adjourned at 8:24pm