MINUTES

Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

Special Meeting

10.29.15 at 7 pm – 25 N. Beech

BOD Approved on 11.16.15

  1. Call to Order: Julie S. called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm.

  1. Roll Call:
  1. E/M S BOD: Julie Suckla, President; Tamia Hurst, Secretary; Nate Seeley, Treasurer; Chad Fish, Member; JenniLynn Lawrence, Member
  1. Absent: Kathy Stemmler, Member
  1. Children’s House BOD: Matt Clark, President; Gabi Morey, VP; Tamia Hurst, Secretary; Chad Fish, Treasurer; Shamai Buckel, Member
  1. Absent: Andrew Campo, Member; Eric Ikenouye, Member; Janae Garcia, Student Member
  1. Administration: Josh Warinner, ED; Alexia Hudson, CHD; Susan Likes, FD
  2. Staff: Caitlin Munroe, John Whitehead, Cassy Whitehead, Mary Jo Standard, Rebecca Milholand, Mona Snyder, Krista Angell, Lea Gibbens, Lindsay Wilwol

  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.

  1. Approval of Agenda: Tamia moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded, approved unanimously.  Motion carried.

  1. BOD President – Discussion of personnel matters
  1. Distribution of “To Our Kiva Family” – a letter from the EMS Board of Directors.

  1. Executive Session
  1. At 7:44 pm Nate moved to enter into Executive Session for the sole purpose of discussing personnel matters as authorized by Colorado Revised Statues 24-6-402(4)(f).  Nate stipulated the following persons be in attendance:
  1. E/M S BOD: Julie Suckla, President; Tamia Hurst, Secretary; Nate Seeley, Treasurer; Chad Fish, Member; JenniLynn Lawrence, Member
  2. Children’s House BOD: Matt Clark, President; Gabi Morey, VP; Tamia Hurst, Secretary; Chad Fish, Treasurer; Shamai Buckel, Member
  3. Administration: Alexia Hudson, CHD; Susan Likes, FD
  4. Staff: Caitlin Munroe, John Whitehead, Cassy Whitehead, Mary Jo Standard, Rebecca Milholand, Mona Snyder, Krista Angell, Lea Gibbens, Lindsay Wilwol.

Motion seconded, approved unanimously.  Motion carried.

  1. Executive Session was recorded on Julie Suckla’s I-Phone.
  1. At 8:50 pm Tamia moved to exit out of Executive Session.  Motion seconded, approved unanimously.  Motioned carried.

  1. New Business
  1. Action Item – Alexia will email “To Our Kiva Family” to all CH families and other pertinent contacts.
  2. Action Item – Tamia will email “To Our Kiva Family” to all EMS families.
  3. Action Item – Julie will contact Alex Carter.
  4. Action Item – Tamia will update the website to reflect the following meetings:
  1. EMS BOD Meeting changed from November 2, 2015 to a Special BOD Meeting on November 9, 2015 at the “Pellet Stove” at 25 N. Beech.  All board members and staff from CH and EMS are invited to attend.
  2. Conference Call with Rob Lee - November 5, 2015 at 8 am at 311 N. Broadway.
  1. Action Item – Tamia will send out reminders for the Special BOD Meeting on November 9, 2015.  All board members and staff from CH and EMS are invited to attend.

  1. Calendaring – BOD President
  1. Conference Call with Rob Lee, November 5, 2015 at 8 am at 311 N. Broadway
  2. Special BOD Meeting: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm at Beech Street
  3. Board Retreat, November 13th and 14th 

  1. Adjournment: Nate moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded, unanimously approved.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.

*Note: Matt Clark, CH BOD President, and Chad Fish, CH BOD Member, met with members of the CH staff at 8 pm at Children’s House to inform them of the personnel matters.

Prepared by Tamia Hurst, BOD Secretary

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