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Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: April 24, 2017

Meeting Time: 7 pm

Meeting Location: 6 Resnik Road

Narrative Mission Statement:

What is the purpose of this school?

"…The Rising Tide Charter School provides students with community-based education each day, using the town of Plymouth as a local yet dynamic textbook which will provide fertile ground for the development of higher-order thinking skills."

Leadership and Governance:

"In accordance with MA Charter School Law, the Board of Trustees is ultimately accountable for the school's educational mission, performance and adherence to its Charter."

Meeting Minutes

Call to Order        

Chairman, Harry Salerno called the meeting to order at 7pm.  In attendance were Harry Salerno, Chrissy Gurney, Sharon Riley, Sandy Kozlowsky, Norm DeCoste and Matt Quinn.  Also in attendance were Jill Crafts, Head of School; and Michael O’Keefe, Assistant Head of School.

Approval of Minutes

Matt Quinn made a motion to approve the March 20, 2017 minutes.  Harry Salerno seconded the motion.  All voted to approve the March 20, 2017 minutes.  Sandy Kozlowsky and Norm DeCoste did not vote.

Sharon Riley made a motion to approve the March 29, 2017 minutes. Sandy Kozlowsky seconded the motion.  All voted to approve the March 29, 2017 minutes. Norm DeCoste did not vote.

New Business

None

Old Business

None

Financials

Eric Mello was not at the meeting.  The Board reviewed the March Financials that Eric prepared.

Sharon Riley made a motion to accept the March Financials.  Matt Quinn seconded the motion.  All voted in favor to accept the March Financials.

Jill updated the Board on the new school project.  According to the Project Timeline, substantial completion of the building is scheduled for July 3; completion date is set at July 28.  

Matt Quinn made a motion to authorize Jill to notify the landlord of our intent to terminate the lease at 6 Resnik Road.  Sandy Kozlowsky seconded the motion.  All voted in favor to authorize Jill to terminate the lease at 6 Resnik Road.

Facilities

There continue to be weekly construction meetings.  Once a month, the budget for the month is approved.  Progress can be seen every week.

Public Relations

September 27, 2017 will be the grand opening celebration for the new school building.  

Curriculum

None

School Report

Jill is working on job descriptions for the new organizational chart.

Adjourn

Sharon Riley made a motion to adjourn.  Sandy Kozlowsky seconded the motion.  All voted in favor to adjourn.