Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday September 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Location

Topic: CNCA Regular Board Meeting 09/13/22
Time: Sep 13, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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In accordance with Mayor Garcetti's "Safer at Home" City Order (Link) and Governor Newsome's State Executive Order( Link) CNCA will be holding Board Meetings via ZOOM video conference and telephone. No physical CNCA school locations will be open to the public.

This meeting is open to the public through the telephone 1 (669) 900-9128 (US Toll) and ZOOM video conference. To ensure meeting safety, there will be an online ZOOM waiting room set up for participants 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Attendees will be welcomed in prior to the start of the meeting at 4:00 pm. The waiting room will be checked regularly so that anyone joining the meeting late can still join.

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Members of the public who wish to address the Board regarding items on this agenda or who need special accommodations should contact Ruby Rodriguez in the Chief Executive Officer’s office at 213-417-3400 ext. 1401 or ruby.rodriguez@pueblonuevo.org Brown Act regulations restrict the board from discussing and taking action on any subject presented that is not on the agenda. Speakers are limited to no more than 2 minutes each and it is up to the Board President's discretion to lower or increase that time. Speakers may also sign up in person the day of the meeting. 

Directors Present

C. Smet (remote), D. Gidlow (remote), E. Lopez (remote), G. Flores (remote), T. Powers (remote)

Directors Absent

A. Jimenez Villareal, C. Garcia Alvarado, J. Ortega, L. Jennings

Guests Present

A. Skrumbis (remote), Cecilia Baza (remote), Chantavia Moore (remote), Chantelle Frazee- Jacobs (remote), Charleen Mendoza (remote), Crystal Day (remote), Emilio Pack (remote), Esperanza Bacilio (remote), J. Cohn (remote), Jessica Cohn (remote), Jessica Cuellar (remote), Laura Farrel (remote), Margarita Domingo (remote), N. Cabrel (remote), R. Rodriguez (remote), Rachel Hazlehurst (remote), Rudy Andalon (remote)

I. Opening Items

A.

Record Attendance

B.

Call the Meeting to Order

D. Gidlow called a meeting of the board of directors of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to order on Tuesday Sep 13, 2022 at 4:03 PM.

II. Approve Minutes

A.

08-16-2022 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

C. Smet made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 08-16-22.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
E. Lopez
Abstain
T. Powers
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
C. Smet
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent

III. Public Comment

A.

2-Minute Limit per Speaker

The following educators addressed the BOD meeting:

 

Laura Farrel, of the Dalzell-Lance campus and President of the Camino Nuevo Teachers Association.  

 

Charleen Mendoza of the Castellanos campus. 

 

 

IV. Continuing Remote BOD Meetings

A.

Continuing Remote BOD Meetings

C. Smet made a motion to continue remote Board Meetings.
D. Gidlow seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye

V. Amendment of June 8, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

A.

Amendment of June 8, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

G. Flores made a motion to amend the June 8, 2022 Board Meeting minutes, adding Cindy Smet's name to the list of board members whose terms were renewed for 3 years. Cindy's name was omitted from the original minutes solely due to clerical error.
T. Powers seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye

VI. Newcomer Program Policy

A.

Newcomer Program Policy

D. Gidlow made a motion to pass the Newcomer Program Policy.
C. Smet seconded the motion.

Kylie Rector shared the Newcomer Program Policy, implemented to provide adequate support to 6th-12th grade students immigrating to USA with urgent needs in English language development.  This Policy codifies current practices. 

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
L. Jennings
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye

VII. COVID Data & Policy Updates

A.

COVID Data & Policy updates

Esperanza Bacilio, Senior Director of Operations, shared CNCA COVID data compared to LAUSD and County, and new changes to policy.

VIII. Financials

A.

June Financials

Sonia Oliva, VP ExED, shared June 2022 financials. 

B.

Approve FY21-22 SACS Unaudited Actuals - CNCA, CNCA#2, CNCA#3, CNCA#4 and CNHS#2.

G. Flores made a motion to approve FY 21-22 unaudited actuals.
C. Smet seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Smet
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
G. Flores
Aye

C.

FY 22-23 Budget Update

Sonia Oliva, VP ExED, reported on how attendance/enrollment data are reflected in the financials.

IX. Enrollment Update

A.

Enrollment Update

Crystal Day, Director of Strategic Enrollment, shared market trends across LAUSD enrollment to connect to CNCA target, budget and current enrollment.

X. Chief Academic Officer Update

A.

CAO Updates

Rachel Hazlehurst, CAO, shared SPED compliance updates, subgroup SBAC performance for students with IEPs and EL, along with strategic plans.

XI. Student and Family Services Update

A.

Student and Family Services Update

Jessica Cuellar, VP of Student and Family Services, reported the average daily attendance and shared trends, along with strategies to build daily attendance. Chantelle Frazee-Jacobs, Scholarship Coordinator, reported student college application and data outcomes. 

XII. Closing Items

A.

Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 5:48 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez
T. Powers made a motion to adjourn meeting.
D. Gidlow seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
L. Jennings
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Smet
Aye