Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

March 13, 2017 at 6:45 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 – Stacey

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. Review MOU between CH and EMS for kindergarten the following year
  2. Approve draft budget for following year Academic Calendar approval
  3. BOD governance training (on-site)
  1. None at this time.  We need to schedule some Board Training.
  1. HOS and FD contracts renewed
  1. Report from Evaluation Committee

  1. Reports:

  1. BOD President -  Nate
  1. Final Reading / Adoption of existing policies
  1. Assessment Policy
  2. Kindergarten Scholarship Policy
  1. Feedback on FD / HOS evaluation process and forms

  1. Budget & Financial Oversight Committee - Chad
  1. Report

  1. Head of School - Susan
  1. Report

  1. Finance Director - Aaron
  1. Report
  2. Supplemental Budget
  3. Status of Financial Procedures manual

  1. Building and Location Committee
  1. Report
  1. Fundraising Committee
  1. Report

  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. Gallery Night, March 16
  2. Spring Break, March 20-24
  3. The Science of Fine Arts Fair, April 20
  1. Next BOD meeting
  1. April 17

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

  1. Review all current action items – Tamia

  1. Executive Session – (If not necessary, delete item from agenda)

  1. Adjournment

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