Equitas Academy Charter School

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Thursday October 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT


1612 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015


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1700 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2723 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

1050 Beacon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2501 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

4324 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

9601 Wilshire Blvd, Floor 7, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

2420 Mathews Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

333 S. Grand Ave 33rd Floor (Wells Fargo North Tower-Ste 3310 Indie Desk), Los Angeles, CA 90071 



Topic: August Board Meeting
When: Aug 31, 2023 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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PUBLIC COMMENT AT EQUITAS ACADEMY BOARD MEETINGS – An opportunity for the public to address the Board will be provided prior to discussion and action on agenda items. Members of the public who wish to speak on any item are requested to identify themselves and indicate on which agenda item they wish to speak. The Board will provide an opportunity for the public to speak for a maximum of three (3) minutes, unless granted additional time at the discretion of the Board. Testimony shall be limited in content to matters pertaining to Equitas Academy. The Board may not take any action on matters discussed during the public testimony period that are not listed on the agenda. Brown Act Compliance: Agenda posted at School.

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting of the Board of Directors, may request assistance in advance of the meeting by contacting Equitas Academy Charter School at 1700 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or by phone (213) 201-0440.


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 3:00 PM
Opening Items
  A. Record Attendance and Guests   Cecilia Melgares 1 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order   Tyler Bell 1 m
  C. Approve Minutes Approve Minutes Tyler Bell 1 m

Board to approve minutes from 8/31/2023 meeting. 

    Approve minutes for August Board Meeting on August 31, 2023  
II. Public Comment 3:03 PM
  A. Public Comment FYI Tyler Bell 1 m
III. Closed Session 3:04 PM
  A. CEO Performance Discuss Tyler Bell 20 m

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Gov. Code section 54957(e). Title: Chief Executive Officer

IV. Organization Updates 3:24 PM
  A. Organizational Spotlight: Alumni Update - Presentation Discuss Lilia Mitre 10 m

Staff to present on Organizational Spotlight: Alumni Update. 

  B. Alumni Profile Exercise Discuss Mark Kleger-Heine 15 m

Mark Kleger-Heine to lead an exercise with the graduate profile, as it relates to strategic planning.

  C. Strong Start Updates Discuss Sofia Roditti 35 m

Board to discuss the following:

  • Organizational Dashboard
  • Academic data review 
  • Enrollment 
  • Talent 
  • Strategic Planning update 
  D. Charter Renewal - Presentation Discuss Jason Rudolph 20 m

Staff to present on Charter Renewal. 

  E. Break 5 m
  F. Fiscal Updates Vote Yug Fon Chiquito 10 m

Board to review and approve the following: 

  • Review of monthly financials (September '23)
  • FY24 budget revision process update
  G. Facilities Holdings/Pico Union Collective - Presentation Vote Jason Rudolph 15 m

Board to appoint and affirm Directors for Pico Union Collective. 

  H. Closure of Pacific Western Bank Account(s) Vote Jason Rudolph 3 m

Board to vote on closure of Pacific Western Bank Account(s). 

  I. English Learner Master Plan Vote Jennifer Freeman 3 m

Updates to the English Learner (EL) Program. Board to vote on updates to EL Master Plan, which include enhanced descriptions of our EL Program: Designated English Language Development curriculum criteria, Reclassification and Foundational Literacy supports. 

V. Resource Development Committee 5:20 PM
  A. Expectations for Board Giving Vote Catie Langston 7 m

Committee to provide an update on '23-'24 goals. 

VI. Academic Accountability Committee 5:27 PM
  A. Committee Goals Discuss Alyssa Santino 5 m

Committee to provide an update on '23-'24 goals.

VII. Finance Committee 5:32 PM
  A. Committee Goals Discuss Prabhu Reddy 5 m

Committee to provide an update on '23-'24 goals.

VIII. Governance Committee 5:37 PM
  A. Committee Goals Discuss Lindsey Heisser 5 m

Committee to provide an update on '23-'24 goals.

IX. Culmination of Meeting 5:42 PM
  A. Announcements Discuss 3 m
  B. Evaluation of Meeting Discuss Tyler Bell 3 m
X. Closing Items 5:48 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Tyler Bell 1 m
XI. Materials/Resources 5:49 PM
  A. '23-'24 Board Meeting Topics FYI
  B. '23-'24 Monthly Year-At-A-Glance FYI