October 16, 2017- Board Minutes
Present: Ruben Selpulveda, Dr.Isabeliina Rodriguez, Joseph Smith, Heyda Martinez,
Tom Gardner, Kevin Dumpson, Stacey Phillips, Jariela Cruz
2. Public Comment:
Isabelina introduced Robert Houle, Tyrell Financial Advisor of Unity Financial and Insurance
3. Vote Approval of Minutes-
Motion to approve minutes: Motion made by Tom Gardner; Second by Heyda
Martinez. Passed: All in Favor
4. Nomination of Board Officers:
– Lucy Mule
– Michael Ford
– Dr. Austin
– Bernice Kwade
– Stacie Phillips
– Ruben Colon
Ruben informed members that there are only two seats available therefore only two can be selected.
Vote New Members:
Discussion followed regarding Dr. Austin’s nomination.
Ruben expressed his concern regarding Dr.Austin nomination, expressing that he had heard that she had been nominated previously and not been approved by the Board because of her involvement with the school.
Heyda Martinez- stated “To clear the issue she did not work in the school she was here when the school started”
Jariela Cruz- “She was here years ago for a teacher orientation she seemed very resourceful but I never saw her again”
Dr.Rodriguez – “I had an opportunity to review her resume and speak to her and I would agree she does seem very resourceful”
Mr. Dumpson- “Can she be put aside if the other two seats are not filled she can have one? She expressed her interest in the board before and she was not accepted obviously there is some history and questions.”
4 In favor, 1 against, 2 abstain
After further discussion it was decided to review all the nominations together and then vote on them after all nominated individuals were reviewed.
5. Additional member recommendations:
6. Informational Reports:
Recent School-wide Events Included-
Upcoming School-wide Events Include-
Founding Member Extension
Ruben nominated Tom Gardner to take Ljuba Marsh Founding Member’s term on the board for another year- Isabelina Second the motion: Passed – All in favor
Heyda Martinez- extended her term for another 3 years.
Ruben Sepulveda- extended his term for another 3 years.
Tom Gardner motion to adjourn, second by Kevin Dumpson.
Meeting adjourned- 8:47pm