Great Work Montessori School Board Meeting
September, 12th, 2017

Great Work Montessori School - South Campus
5429 W. Center Ave Lakewood CO 80226

President Bongirno, Member Svoboda, Secretary Williams, and guest, Amy Malik are present. A quorum is present.


Call to Order/Reading the Vision and Mission Statements
President Bongirno called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. and then read the Mission and Vision Statements.
Approval of the Agenda.
President Bongirno motioned to approve the meeting agenda. The motion was seconded by Member Svoboda. The motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.
President Bongirno motioned to approve the prior meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Member Svoboda The motion passed unanimously.
Consent Agenda -- NONE
Public Comment
A member of the public commented that they are happy to be here.
Head of School Report
Ms. Malik reported that the Temple Bule Grant was submitted. The hiring process is continuing. There has been a great amount of success in having a diverse population, this has brought a need for additional support, particularly when it comes to staff.
Enrollment is currently at 40 elementary students. Efforts are still being made to gain more elementary students. Ms. Malik is looking into the capacity for IEP students. There are currently 28 Kindergarten students.
Arapahoe county places a 30-day hold on funding (i.e. the month of September.)
Ms. Malik discussed drop off and the CCAP system and that parents need to follow through on that process.
The SAC has been formed. It currently consists of two GWMS parents and two staff members.
There is a UIP training in Colorado Springs on October 12 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. At least one board members need to be present. UIP is due in October
CCSP renewal is coming up on October 4, 2017. Technical assistance requirements for the board are also coming up. (particularly the Dashboard).
Ms. Malik expressed an extra need for support for the beginning of the year, specifically with hanging shelves and assembling furniture.
65 people submitted an RSVP for the community gathering tomorrow from 5-7.
Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference is March 1st and 2nd
Vote on adding new member(s) – action item
President Bongirno discussed the board member application process. The board members reviewed their interviews of potential board member candidates.
Secretary Williams Motioned to add Thai Nguyen to the board.
President Bongirno - yea. Member Svoboda - yea. Secretary Williams - yea. The motion passed.
Member Svoboda motioned to add Jonathan Cain as a member of the board. President Bongirno seconded the motion. President Bongirno - yea. Member Svoboda - yes. Secretary Williams - yea. Member Nguyen - yes. The motion passed unanimously.
New Business
501(c)3 Progress
No update.
Creation of SAC
Previously addressed in the Head of School report.
Financial policy adoption - Action Item
President Bongirno motioned to approve the Great Work Montessori School Financial Policies and Procedures. Member Nguyen seconded the motion. President Bongirno- aye Member Nguyen - yes. Member Cain - aye, Member Svoboda - aye. Secretary Williams - aye. The motion passed unanimously.
Review of JeffCo deadline spreadsheet
The board reviewed the met and upcoming deadlines for Jeffco.
Review of enrollment
Previously discussed in the Head of School report.
The board discussed the financial situation with the current enrollment numbers. The board discussed grants, particularly grants that support the common grant application and the grant writing process.
Standing Committee Reports (Financial, Accountability)
Accountability committee and Finance committee have been formed. An additional member of the finance committee has been identified and is currently being pursued.
Other Board Comments and Logistics -- informational
Alternating the location for future board meetings between the two GWMS campuses was discussed.
Conflict of Interest document was discussed.
Board member bios were discussed.
Discussion of Future Agenda Items
Adjustments of board roles was discussed by president Bongirno. This will be addressed at the next board meeting.
The board member agreement was reviewed.
Officer transitions were discussed to put on the agenda for the next meeting.
The board will next meet at the North campus on October 10, 2017.

President Bongirno motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m. The motion was seconded by Secretary Williams. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

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