Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: March 19, 2018

Meeting Time: 7 pm

Meeting Location: 59 Armstrong 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."

Call to Order        

Chairman, Harry Salerno, called the meeting to order at 7pm.  In attendance were Harry Salerno, Chris Schelleng, Norm DeCoste, Matt Quinn, Sheila Sheridan, Sean Kelly, and Amy Norris.  Also in attendance were Jill Crafts, Head of School; Michael O’Keefe, Assistant Head of School; and Eric Mello, Business Manager.  




Discussion regarding correction to Jan. 29th minutes. During that meeting, guest Jim McNamara asked to make comments. Chairman Salerno opened the meeting to public comment on two occasions to allow Mr. McNamara to speak. After discussion on the topics of School Security and the idea of a parent organization, Chairmen Salerno closed the meeting for public comment. Motion to approve as amended by Chris Schelling, seconded by Sheila Sheridan – approved unanimously.

Feb. 26th minutes – motion to approve by Chris Schelling, seconded by Norm DeCoste – approved unanimously.

New Business