Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

March 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM – 25 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

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 bod@kivacharter.org.

  1. Staff Comments

  1. Consent Agenda
  1. Correct Organization Chart / title of Finance Director

  1. Reports:

  1. BOD President (Nate) (6:45 - 7:00)
  1. Review communications pathways
  2. Election for person to fill position of Vice-President
  3. Amend proposed Bylaws to specify three-year terms for Directors
  4. Adopt revised Bylaws

  1. Budget & Financial Oversight Committee (Chad) (7:00 - 7:05)
  1. Report

  1. Head of School (Susan) (7:05 - 7:15)
  1. Report
  2. Update on staffing for 2016-17
  3. Review proposed calendar
  4. Change Science Fridays to another day?

  1. Finance Director (Susan) (7:15 - 7:30)
  1. Report
  2. Review and approve December 31 financial statements
  3. Review and approve February 29 financial statements
  4. Review Initial Budget for 2016-17

  1. Additional Committee Reports (uploaded to Google)
  1. Ad Hoc Screening Committee (Kathy) (7:30 - 7:35)
  1. Update on HOS search
  1. Ad Hoc Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Julie) (7:35 - 7:40)
  1. Review submitted MOU and decide how to proceed
  2. Assign someone to submit revisions to job descriptions
  1. Building and Location Committee (Julie) (7:40 - 7:45)
  1. Parking lot issues:  trees, other tenant’s parking
  2. Offer for us to purchase 25 Beech from Deb Campbell
  1. Health and Wellness Committee (7:45 - 7:50)
  1. Request for approval of salad bar
  2. Request for approval of two brochures
  1. Fundraising Committee (Julie) (7:50 - 7:55)
  1. Are we doing an EMS Annual Appeal this year?
  2. Erin Tanner Google Drive access

  1. New Business

  1. Shared Board Information

  1. Calendaring
  1. Upcoming events
  1. Event, Date
  1. Next BOD meeting
  1. April 18

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

  1. Review all current action items – Tamia
  1. revise template
  1. Change “Reports” header.  This is where most of our “Action” happens
  2. ED ---> HOS
  3. Spacing on other committee reports
  4. Time suggestions - each other committee should have one, in color
  5. Fix header brackets

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

  1. Adjournment

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