Public Session Minutes of the March 26, 2014 Board Meeting
St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
4011 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO 63110 – Time 6:00 pm
The Meeting started at 6:05 p.m. and the roll was called. In attendance were Steve Sanchez, Michelle Gleason, Vince Schoemehl, Ed O’Neal, Aliah Baker Holman, Jane Robert, Marti Cortez, Manny Silva. Excused: Heather Boelens-Rucker.
A motion was made by Vince Schoemehl to approve the minutes of the February 2014 Board Meeting. The motion was seconded by Aliah Holman and was approved unanimously.
Finance, Facilities and Audit Committee Report – Paul Greenwood from Ed Ops offered a review of February 2014 Financial Statements and our new Financial Performance Dashboard. Michelle Gleason provided a facilities update, noting that we always have the option of expanding at our Pine campus to meet next year’s needs.
Academic Excellence Committee Report – Steve Sanchez reported on Winter 2014 NWEA test results; committee members requested that the material be simplified and made more clear for Board review, including take-away messages. Steve Sanchez noted that the PYP authorization for TCS is on schedule. We expect a full PYP authorization visit in Fall 2014. A motion was made by Vince Schoemehl to approve the new policy on immunization for homeless students, which complies with applicable laws and best practices. The motion was seconded by Michelle Gleason and was approved unanimously.
Review of a change to the Spring 2014 academic calendar to account for increased snow days. (A motion was made by Aliah Holman to approve a change to the 2014 spring calendar. The motion was seconded by Jane Roberts and was approved unanimously.
Governance Committee Report – Jane Robert and Steve Sanchez reported on prospective Board members. Steve Sanchez formally recommended Erica Garry for a Board position commencing on July 1, 2014. A motion was made by Steve Sanchez to appoint Erica Gary to the Board. The motion was seconded by Michelle Gleason and was approved unanimously.
Development Committee Report – Vince Schoemehl reported on progress toward annual fundraising goals.
President’s Report – Steve Sanchez asked board members to review the President’s Report from Rhonda in the packet of materials. Discussion of the enrollment update postponed until the next meeting, when Rhonda can explain.
On a motion made by Vince Schoemehl and seconded by Jane Robert the Board moved into executive session after taking a role call vote which passed with each member present voting in the affirmative.
By a motion made by Marti Cortez and seconded by Ed O’Neal the Board adjourned.