Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 18 Beech Street

  1. Call to Order

  1. Roll Call

  1. Vision – Children’s Kiva Montessori School will provide a vibrant and engaging learning environment based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori that supports all students’ academic excellence and ability to become empowered, creative, lifelong learners responsible for themselves, their community, and their environment. 

Mission – Children’s Kiva Montessori School uses authentic Montessori methods, Community-Based educational approaches, and integrated academics (STEAM) to support student academic success, responsibility, and independence.

Montessori Moment – Julie Suckla

Volunteer for next Montessori Moment (TBD at meeting) -

  1. Approval of Previous Minutes

  1. Motion to Adopt Agenda

  1. Community Member Forum: Community members may use this time to speak to the board; three minute time cap please.  For discussion(s) that may take more time please email the board at

  1. Staff Comments: three minute time cap please.  For discussion(s) that may take more time please email the board at

  1. Consent Agenda

  1. BOD Task Calendar

  1. Reports:

  1. BOD President -  Nate
  1. First reading of all existing but unadopted policies
  1. Assessment Policy
  2. Enrollment Policy
  3. Exhibit B
  4. Kindergarten Scholarship Policy
  1. Adopt HOS and FD evaluation rubrics
  2. Strategic Plan
  3. Contingency Plan
  4. Emergency Communication Plan
  5. Card

  1. RE-1 Annual Review

  1. Head of School - Susan
  1. Report
  2. Winter Star testing results and growth analysis
  3. Anti-Bullying Program and Policy for First Reading
  4. FERPA, FAPE and IDEA law and regulations

  1. Finance Director - Aaron
  1. Report

  1. Budget & Financial Oversight Committee - Nate
  1. Report
  2. Approve/Adopt most recent revision of current year budget

  1. Building & Location Committee - Julie
  1. Report
  2. Adoption of letter to Mitchell Toms

  1. Nominations Committee - Julie / Kelli
  1. Report
  2. Discussion of committee names / missions

  1. External Networking Report(s)

  1. New Business

  1. BOD Report to Kiva Kids Newsletter

  1. Shared Board Information

  1. Calendaring
  1. Upcoming events
  1. ??
  1. Next BOD meeting
  1. 02.13.17 (note the date change due to holiday)
  2. 03.13.17 (note the date change due to Spring Break)

  1. Status of previous meeting’s action items – Tamia

  1. Review all current action items – Tamia

  1. Items for Future Agenda(s) – BOD President

  1. Adjournment

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