America’s Finest Charter School

4001 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92105

http://myafcs.org 

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GOVERNING BOARD Minutes

Meeting of June 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

This meeting will be held at The Noodle House, 4658 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

CALL TO ORDER

Roll Call

Frank Walker, Board President   X

Angela V.Rieta, Board Secretary  X

Frances Perez, Board Treasurer   X

Nancy O’Barr, Member   Absent

Magdalena Tavasci, Member   Absent

Absent, Magdalena Tavasci, Nancy O’Barr – All other members present

Jan Perry, Founding Charter Director____

Sandra Martinez, Founding Charter Consultant____

Guests

Rowena Serafez

Reyna Ortman

Rachel Oberlin

Stephen and Diane Gordon

Hope and John Dills

REGULAR SESSION

  1. Welcome/Call to Order  by  Frank Walker, President

Meeting called to order at 1:30pm

  1. Approval of Current Agenda ( Motion__Perez__ Second_Rieta__ Ayes____ Nays_____Abs___)

  1. Approval of Minutes from previous meetings: ( Motion__ Second___Ayes__ Nays__Abs__)

  1. Charter Update: Location, Recruitment, Registration, Lunch Contract  and

Teacher Interviews/Lesson Demonstrations (Perry & Martinez)

Teacher Interviews July 20-22; Demo Lessons July 25

Revolution Foods – School Lunch Program

  1.    Budget Update & Possible Charter Loan: 1:30 p.m. Conference Call / Larry Tamayo, ExED

San Diego Unified School District will require AFCS too maintain a positive cash flow and a 5% reserve.  As a result,  AFCS will apply for Advanced Placement Capital loan (contact – Stephanie Chen). The district will provide us with give us the first installment of funds based on ADA in August 2011.

Waiting for 501c3 to be approved and then we will apply for free/reduced lunch.

Meeting with district on June 22nd to determine initial ADA.

  1.    Lease Agreement for School Site

Tabled Item (waiting for lease from building owner)

  1.     Reimbursement for AFCS “Start-Up” Work from May 15, 2011 through May 31, 2011.

  1.    Action Items:

  1. Budget Approval (Table item until Wednesday, June 15th 12 2pm)
  2. Lease Agreement for  School Site Approval (Table item until Wednesday, June 15th 2pm)
  3. Approval for Reimbursement for AFCS “Start-Up” Work (Perry) (Table item until Wednesday, June 15th 12 2pm) WILL BE MOVED TO CLOSED SESSION
  4. Approval for Reimbursement for AFCS “Start-Up” Work (Martinez) (Table item until Wednesday, June 15th 12 2pm) WILL BE MOVED TO CLOSED SESSION

Jan and Sandra will forward us lease agreement, and reimbursements. Resolution to add Rowena Oberlin and Stephen Gordon, Esq.

Meeting Adjourned at 2:38pm

PUBLIC HEARING

This is the appropriate point in the meeting for any members of the audience to speak on matters of special interest or concern not on the present agenda. If they wish to address the Board, they are requested, prior to the meeting, to submit to the Secretary of the Board their names and the subject on which they wish to speak. Time is limited to three minutes for each individual.  Individuals wishing to comment on items on the present agenda may do so during this portion of the meeting. Complaints about specific personnel are not appropriate for public session. Please submit any complaints to the Board Secretary in writing.

CLOSED SESSION:________________________________________

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

Report on Closed Session

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ACTION ITEMS:

Action Item #1:   June 12, 2011 Budget Approval  

                               Motion____ Second____ Ayes____ Nays_____Abs____

Action Item #2:   Lease Approval (for school site)

                               Motion____ Second____ Ayes____ Nays_____Abs____

Action Item #3:   Approval for Reimbursement for AFCS “Start-Up” Work: Jan Perry  

                             (May 16, 2011 through May 31, 2011)

                              Motion____ Second____ Ayes____ Nays_____

      Action Item #4:    Approval for Reimbursement for AFCS “Start-Up” Work: Sandra Martinez

                             (May 16, 2011 through May 31, 2011)

                               Motion____ Second____ Ayes____ Nays_____

ADVANCED PLANNING

A special meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 4100 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92105 at 2pm.

The next regularly scheduled Governing Board Meeting is to be held on   Sun. July 10, 2011.

ADJOURNED at__3:48PM________

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