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Great Work Montessori School Board Meeting


July 12, 2017
Coda Coffee Edgewater, 5224 W 25th Ave, Edgewater CO 80214

Present: Chase Bongirno, Chair Daniel Marsh, guest of the board Amy Malik, two members of public, including Ellie Svoboda

7:00pm
Call to Order/Reading the Vision and Mission Statements
Called to order at 7:05p Mountain time
Our mission is to support every child in becoming a joyful and courageous agent of peace, builder of community, and creator of justice and beauty.
Our Vision is to be... -An accessible and diverse public school embodying the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) standards for Montessori education. -A student body who respect themselves, others, and their environment. -A community of young people who see themselves as citizens of the world and enter into society eager and prepared to contribute to a peaceful and harmonious future. -A partnership between parents, educators, and community members working together to support children in recognizing their “Great Work.”
Approval of the Agenda
Chase moves to approve: Marsh seconds: unanimous approval
Consent Agenda: None
Public Comment: None
New Business
Vote on adding new member -- Action Item
Bongirno moves to add Ellie Svoboda to board, tenure ending in 2020, effective immediately; Marsh seconds; unanimous approval
Executive Session (with statutory citation) -- review of lease
CRS 24-6-402(4)(a)
Marsh moves to leave Executive Session; Bongirno seconds; unanimous approval
Approval of lease: Action Item
Marsh moves to approve lease and to designate Amy Malik as board contact—President will sign lease; Bongirno seconds; unanimous approval
Fill vacated president position
Marsh vacates seat effectively immediately
Svoboda moves that Chase Bongirno fills open seat as president of the board effective immediately; Marsh seconds; unanimous approval
Board Development Strategies - Informational
Discussion of allotment of CCSP grant monies for performance management and data dashboard; Bongirno agrees to manage contact on recommendations
Discussion of addition of a parent to the board; Suggestion to include a Spanish-speaking parent
Official Resignation of Member Marsh
Marsh officially resigns from board effective at adjourning of meeting; Letter of Resignation to be submitted to Chair Bongirno
Other Board Comments and Logistics -- Informational
Discussion of enrollment numbers and budgetary contingencies
Discussion of possible sites for classrooms untenable under lease maximum
Discussion of Future Agenda Items
Next board meeting will be held July 31st at 7:00p Mountain time
Adjourn
Marsh motions to adjourn meeting; Bongirno seconds; unanimous approval at 7:59p Mountain time
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