MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

ROOM 103
PRESENT: BOB BRICK, KEITH PURCELL, LILLIAN MIRANDA, HEYDA MARTINEZ, DAMARIS VEGA, HAZEL ROSARIO, PRISCILLA BAEZ, TOM WEINER, LUIS MILLER, CHRISTINA CRUZ, FRANKIE SANTOS, JAQ TUTTLE, BRENDA CEPEDA, BERNICE KWADE, TOM GARDNER, DAN ZUKERGOOD
ABSENT: LJUBA MARSH
1. PUBLIC COMMENT: NONE
2. INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS:
3. REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF SEPTEMBER MINUTES: WITH THE ADDITION OF: WHEN TAKING A VOTE, INCLUDE THE NUMBERS OF FOR, OPPOSED, &/OR ABSTAINED & UNANIMOUS VOTE. BOB BRICK MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE AMENDED MINUTES, SECONDED BY PRISCILLA BAEZ. VOTE: UNANIMOUSLY ACCEPTED.
4. SPECIAL REPORT: VERO GONZALEZ REPORTED ELA MCAS SCORES WERE 99% PROFICIENT OR BETTER. 17 STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED ABIGAIL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, FULL TUITION TO ANY 4 YEAR MA STATE SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL IS LOOKING INTO PRIDE AND ACHIEVE 3000 PROGRAMS TO COLLECT DATA TO SEE HOW TO INCREASE READING PROFICIENCY.
5. FINANCIAL COMMITTEE REPORT: KEITH PURCELL AFTER A BRIEF EXPLANATION, MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE AUDIT REPORT TO ALLOW THE COMMITTEE TIME TO REVIEW THE REPORT AND SUBMIT IT BY NOVEMBER 1. THIS IS DUE TO OUR BUSINESS MANAGER BEING OUT ILL FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. BOB BRICK SECONDED IT. VOTE: PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.
6. PARENT’S REPORT: NONE NOW BUT THERE WILL BE IN NOVEMBER
7. STUDENT’S REPORT: THEY ARE LOOKING TO GET MORE STUDENTS ACTIVE IN THE STUDENT COUNCIL. THEY’RE HOPING TO CREATE A MORE SERIOUS GROUP. THEY ALSO SAID HCC IS GREAT.
8. STAFF REPORT: JAQ TUTTLE HAD NO REPORT THIS MONTH BUT WILL HAVE NEXT MEETING.
9. OLD BUSINESS: THE BOARD RETREAT IS OCTOBER 24, , FOR REVIEW AND FOLLOW UP ON BOARD TRAINING. BOB BRICK ASKED THAT THE ORIGINAL TIME OF 9:00 TO 3:00 PM BE CHANGED TO 9:00 – 1:00 PM. TO LEAVE TIME FOR VARIOUS STAFF & PARENTS TO ATTEND A 20T YEAR CELEBRATION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS IN MA. THE MEMBERS AGREED & THERE WILL BE COFFEE AND MUFFINS IN THE MORNING AND THEN A LIGHT LUNCH.
LILLIAN MIRANDA REPORTED ABOUT BOARD EVALUATION AND THAT SOMETHING TO REALLY HELP WOULD BE TO GET A COACH FOR CULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS. BOTH BOB BRICK AND LJUBA MARSH AGREED. PAT ROMNEY IS LOOKING INTO GETTING CANDIDATES FOR COACHING. A DRAFT OF THE GRIEVANCE POLICY REPORT SHOULD BE PRESENTED AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING. THE REPORT SHOULD INCLUDE STUDENTS, STAFF & COMMUNITY MEMBERS. JAQ TUTTLE SAID SHE WOULD GIVE THE REPORT IN NOVEMBER. WHILE IT IS STILL A DRAFT, BOB SAID HE WOULD HAVE THE SCHOOL ATTORNEY TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE
10. MEMBERSHIP: PRISCILLA BAEZ HAS BEEN A PARENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD BUT WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER. LILLIAN MIRANDA HAS STEPPED DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD AS SHE IS MOVING TO CA, TOM WEINER PROPOSED A MOTION TO CHANGE PRISCILLA’S CAPACITY FROM PARENT MEMBER TO COMMUNITY MEMBER, HAZEL ROSARIO SECONDED THE MOTION. VOTE: UNANIMOUS IN FAVOR WITH CHEERS.
DAMARIS VEGA WAS PROPOSED AS NEW PRESIDENT WITH TOM WEINER AS VICE PRESIDENT TO BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER.
11. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: NA
12. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT: BOB BRICK ASK THE BOARD TO ADOPT THE DESE MANDATED EXPULSION POLICY. AFTER A LIVELY DISCUSSION THE SUBJECT WAS TABLED UNTIL NOVEMBER SO MORE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, STAFF & STUDENT BODY COULD BE INFORMED ABOUT IT.
13. NEW BUSINESS: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, UNION AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:12 PM

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