Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

09.21.2015 at 6:30pm – 25 N. Beech

  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 – Chad Fish

Next Montessori Moment:

  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; five minute time cap please.  For discussion(s) that may take more time please contact Julie Suckla at
  1. Rainey Wikstrom our advisor from the Wellness Collaborative 20 mins 6:40-7:00pm

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

  1. Consent Agenda
  1. Approve updated BOD Member Application
  2. Approve updated BOD New Nomination Process
  3. Approve updated BOD Member Orientation

  1. Reports:

  1. BOD President (7:10 – 7:30)
  1. Executive Committee Report
  2. Retreat planning and consensus on keeping our date or rescheduling a new one
  3. EM/S Member for Fundraising Committee

  1. Nominations Committee (Part 1)
  1. Results from BOD Self-Evaluation
  1. Budget & Financial Oversight Committee (7:30-7:45)
  1. Report

  1. Building & Location Committee (7:45-8:00)
  1. Report
  2. Payment authorization for GC, Jeff Booten

  1. Executive Director (8:00-8:20)
  1. Report

  1. Finance Director (8:20-8:40)
  1. Report

  1. Nominations Committee (Part 2) (8:40-9:00)
  1. Report
  2. Board nomination of Jennilynn Lawrence to the EMS Board

  1. New Business

  1. Shared Board Information

  1. Calendaring
  1. Upcoming events
  1. Andy Robinson in Durango: Building Boards That Work and Creating a Fundraising Plan. Tuesday October 20th, early bird pricing $45 per module.
  2. There is a board fundamentals training October 23, place and time TBD
  1. Next BOD meeting
  1. October 19th

  1. Review all Action Items – Tamia

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

  1. Adjournment

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