Equitas Academy Charter School

December Board Meeting

Date and Time

Thursday December 7, 2023 at 3:00 PM PST


1612 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 


Additional call-in locations:

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

11100 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

4324 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027



Topic: December Board Meeting
When: Dec 7, 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   Nadine Peters 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 10/26/2023 meeting. 

    Approve minutes for Board Meeting on October 26, 2023  
II. Public Comment 3:03 PM
  A. Public Comment FYI Tyler Bell 1 m
III. Closed Session 3:04 PM
  A. CEO Performance Vote Tyler Bell 10 m

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

  B. LIABILITY CLAIMS Discuss Jason Rudolph 10 m

Claimant: State of California 

Agency claimed against: Equitas Academy Charter Schools

IV. Public Report on Action Taken in Closed-Session 3:24 PM
  A. CEO Performance Discuss Tyler Bell 2 m

Board chair to report on action taken during closed session. 

V. Organization Updates 3:26 PM
  A. Organizational Spotlight: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (DEIA) Highlights Discuss Brittany Rush 15 m

Staff to present on DEIA priority work including Promise 54 data, and DEIA council highlights

  B. Strategic Planning: Graduate Profile Follow-Up Discuss Sofia Roditti 15 m
  C. Monitoring Progress Discuss Sofia Roditti 40 m

Board to discuss the following:

  • Organizational dashboard
  • Academic data review 
  • Enrollment 
  • Talent 
  • Strategic Planning update


  D. Charter Renewal Follow-up Discuss Jason Rudolph 20 m
  E. Break FYI 5 m
  F. Monthly Financials Vote Yug Fon Chiquito 5 m

Board to review and approve monthly financials. 

  G. FY24 Revised Budget Vote Yug Fon Chiquito 20 m

Board to review and approve FY24 revised budget. 

  H. Line of Credit Renewal Vote Yug Fon Chiquito 5 m

Board to review and approve line of credit renewal. 

  I. Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Revisions Update Discuss Kate Farrar 2 m

Board to discuss LCAP revisions update.  

VI. Consent 5:33 PM
  A. First Interim Report Vote Yug Fon Chiquito 1 m

Local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to file two reports during a fiscal year (interim reports) on the status of the LEA's financial health. This is the first interim report for the period ending October 31st.

  B. LAUSD Compliance Monitoring Document Vote Cecilia Melgares 1 m

Board to approve, that the chair signs, the Compliance Monitoring Certification of Board Compliance Review '23-'24.

  C. Annual Update of the School Safety Plan Vote Cecilia Melgares 1 m

California Education Code (EC) Section 41020 to ensure CSSPs are updated and adopted by March 1 of each year. The board will adopt the plan for EQ, EQ2, EQ3, EQ4, EQ5 and EQ6. 

VII. Academic Accountability Committee 5:36 PM
  A. Update on '23-'24 Goals Discuss Alyssa Santino 5 m

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

VIII. Finance Committee 5:41 PM
  A. Update on '23-'24 Goals Discuss Prabhu Reddy 5 m

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

IX. Governance Committee 5:46 PM
  A. Update on '23-24 Goals Discuss Lindsey Heisser 5 m

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

X. Resource Development Committee 5:51 PM
  A. Update on '23-'24 Goals Discuss Catie Langston 5 m

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

XI. Culmination of Meeting 5:56 PM
  A. Announcements FYI Tyler Bell 2 m
  B. Evaluation of Meeting Discuss Tyler Bell 2 m
XII. Closing Items 6:00 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Tyler Bell
XIII. Materials/Resources
  A. '23-'24 Board Meeting Topics FYI
  B. '23-'24 Monthly Year-At-A-Glance FYI