The Academy of Alameda Charter School Board
Date and Time
Thursday August 24, 2023 at 6:30 PM PDT
|I.||Opening Items||6:30 PM|
|A.||Call the Meeting to Order||Discuss||William Schaff||1 m|
|B.||Record Attendance||Damaris Espinosa||2 m|
|II.||Consent Agenda||6:33 PM|
|A.||Approve Draft Meeting Minutes||Approve Minutes||William Schaff||2 m|
|B.||Check Registers||FYI||William Schaff||1 m|
|C.||Credit Card Statements||FYI||William Schaff||1 m|
|D.||Vote on Consent Agenda||Vote||William Schaff||1 m|
|III.||Board Communication||6:38 PM|
|A.||Opening of the School Year Report - Elementary||Discuss||Leah Rubin||15 m|
A brief presentation on the teachers' professional development leading up to school and the first few days of school by elementary principal, Leah Rubin.
|B.||Student Success Data - Elementary||Discuss||Leah Rubin||25 m|
A presentation by elementary principal, Leah Rubin, on student success data from the 22-23 school year.
|C.||Opening of The School Year Report - Middle School||Discuss||Ann Gilcrease||15 m|
A brief presentation on the teachers' professional development leading up to school and the first few days of school by middle school principal, Ann Gilcrease.
|D.||Student Success Data - Middle School||Discuss||Ann Gilcrease||25 m|
A presentation by middle school principal, Ann Gilcrease, on student success data from the 22-23 school year.
|E.||Enrollment Report||Discuss||Christine Chilcott||15 m|
To discuss the 23-24 opening enrollment numbers as well as expectations for the 24-25 SY enrollment and starting TK since advertising and enrollment for 24-25 begins October 1.
|F.||Board Committee Reports||Discuss||William Schaff||15 m|
Reports from the following committees:
|IV.||Action Items||8:28 PM|
|A.||Human Resource Director Pay Scale||Vote||William Schaff||10 m|
Requesting that the board vote to move the Human Resource Director's payscale to the same level as the Director of Operations.
It is currently on the Human Resource Manager's payscale and the pay levels are lower and the increases are accrued at a lesser rate than the Director of Operations and the principals which all are higher, similar pay scales and accure at the same higher rate.
Draft Motion: The Academy of Alameda Board of Directors votes to move the Human Resource Director's payscale to the same payscale as the Director of Operations.
|B.||Board Local Authorization Credentials||Vote||William Schaff||10 m|
Each year The Academy of Alameda Board of Directors is required to approve teachers that are teaching a subject outside of the credential they hold.
WHEREAS, Academy of Alameda (“The School”) makes every effort to recruit fully prepared teachers; and
WHEREAS, when fully prepared teachers are not available, The School recruits candidates who qualify for an intern credential; and
WHEREAS, there are fully credentialed teachers at the School who have consented to teach in a needed subject area under limited assignment, and others who personnel available who have not yet completed their intern or preliminary credentialing requirements and are in the process to complete them; and they are specifically listed below:
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors recognizes that there are an insufficient number of certificated persons who meet the School’s specific employment criteria; and
WHEREAS, Title 5 Section 80026 requires that a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators and resolution by the Governing Board be submitted by an employing agency prior to the issuance of any emergency permit and/or limited assignments permit for that agency in a given school year; and
WHEREAS, Title 5 Section 80026 specifies that said Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators and resolution be adopted by the Governing Board of a Charter School in a regularly scheduled public meeting of the Board on an annual basis; and
WHEREAS, said revised Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators shall not be adopted by the Board as part of a consent calendar; and
WHEREAS, all employees invest their time, energy and countless hours to provide all students with quality programs and services that support their individual needs and educational goals;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Academy of Alameda Board of Directors hereby requests that a revised Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators be submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the 2023-2024 school year.
|V.||Closing Items||8:48 PM|
|A.||Individual Board Member Reports||Discuss||William Schaff||5 m|
|B.||Executive Director Report||FYI||Christine Chilcott||5 m|
|C.||Upcoming Board Meetings||Discuss||William Schaff||2 m|
Vote on Family Handbook
Vote on Local Indicators - Due to the state by September 30
Board Member training on the Brown Act by Jerry Simmons from Young, Minney, and Corr
|D.||Adjourn Meeting||William Schaff|