AGENDA

Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School - Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 18 Beech Street

  1. Work Session 5:30 - 6:25

    Susan to present several managerial items to the Board for discussion
  1. Communication Plan
  2. Administrator Evaluation Plan for 2017
  3. Master Calendar
  4. Board Goals

  1. Call to Order  6:30
  2. Pledge of Allegiance

  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 – Nate

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: three minute time cap please.  For discussion(s) that may take more time please email the board at bod@kivacharter.org.

  1. Reports:

  1. BOD President -  Nate
  1. Report on lease discussions
  2. Checking account signatures / responsibilities
  3. Adoption of Susan’s documents
  1. Communication Plan
  2. Administrator Evaluation Plan for 2017
  3. Master Calendar
  4. Board Goals

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

  1. Head of School - Susan
  1. Report
  2. Academic progress and priorities review including Montessori and state student achievement goals
  3. Staffing review (prepared by admin)

  1. Finance Director - Aaron
  1. Report
  2. Review financial statements
  3. FD Evaluation Plan for 2017

  1. Nominations and Board Development
  1. Report
  2. Complete Board Matrix (10-15 min)
  3. Discuss the February 2017 Board Evaluation as the evaluation tool moving forward
  4. Get clarification on strategic plan for E/M S Board
  5. Discuss rotation of attendance to CH and E/M S board meetings asking members to attend 2 meetings annually of the opposite Board

  1. Additional Reports
  1. Fundraising Committee

  1. External Networking Report(s)

  1. New Business

  1. BOD Report to Kiva Kids Newsletter

  1. Shared Board Information

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

  1. Calendaring
  1. Upcoming events
  1. Montessori Philosophy Night, 8/29
  2. Labor Day Holiday - no school, 9/4
  3. PD day - no school, 9/15
  1. Next BOD meeting
  1. 9/25

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

  1. Review all current action items – Tamia

  1. Adjournment

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