Elementary/Middle School Program

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February 22, 2019

Dear Kiva Community,

Happy Snow Day - again!  As you know, we submitted the ‘E/M S Response to Notice of Material Breach 02.12.19’ to RE-1 last week.  In response to that document, Superintendent Lori Haukeness and Carol Mehesy met with our Interim Head of School, Jon Orris, and two E/M S Board members to discuss next steps.  RE-1 presented the following two potential options during that meeting and at the RE-1 Board Meeting on February 19, 2019:  

The RE-1 Board decided to move forward with the first option and emphasized that all conditions are to met at 100 percent by the end of the school year, no exceptions.  RE-1 will contact their lawyer to write up the mutual agreement.  Once that agreement is available to us, we will meet as a Board to discuss next steps.  At this point, our Board has not taken any action towards RE-1’s decision.  We certainly understand the seriousness of our situation and will thoroughly weigh all options.  Our next scheduled Board meeting is Monday, February 25, 2019 with a Work Session at 5:30 pm and Regular Board Meeting at 7 pm at Children’s House.  As always, our meetings are open to the public.

We express our appreciation for your continued support.  If you need to contact us please do so via bod@kivacharter.org.


Children’s Kiva Montessori Elementary/Middle School Board of Directors