Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Location

Topic: CNCA Regular Board Meeting 01.17.22
Time: Jan 17, 2023 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 Esperanza Bacilio in the Chief Executive Officer’s office at 213-417-3400 ext. 1401 or esperanza.bacilio@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. Garcia Alvarado (remote), C. Smet (remote), D. Gidlow (remote), E. Lopez (remote), G. Flores (remote), L. Jennings (remote), T. Powers (remote)

Directors Absent

A. Jimenez Villareal, J. Ortega

Directors who arrived after the meeting opened

T. Powers

Directors who left before the meeting adjourned

T. Powers

Guests Present

A. Abich (remote), A. Skrumbis (remote), Allison Munder (remote), Beth Michelson (remote), Brian Holman (remote), Charleen Mendoza (remote), Charles Miller (remote), Cindy Quane (remote), Crissia de la Cruz (remote), Donovan Aste (remote), Elizabeth Nicho (remote), Eric Heggen (remote), Esperanza Bacilio (remote), J. Cohn (remote), Jessica Cuellar (remote), John Lemmo (remote), John Phan (remote), Jose de la Cruz (remote), Karizza Inuganti (remote), L. Michael Russell (remote), Laura Farrel (remote), Liliana Vargas (remote), Lore Tenezaca (remote), Maria Covarubias (remote), Maria Luisa Hernandez (remote), Marquetta Nolen (remote), Monzie Pasos (remote), N. Barriga (remote), Nancy Cabrel (remote), Rachel Hazlehurst (remote), Rebecca Ortiz (remote), Rudy Andalon (remote), Shiho Ito (remote), Sonia Oliva (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 Jan 17, 2023 at 4:10 PM.

II. Approve Minutes

A.

Approve 12-13-2022 CNCA Special Board Meeting Minutes

C. Smet made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Special Board Meeting on 12-13-22.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
D. Gidlow
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
G. Flores
Abstain
L. Jennings
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Smet
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye

B.

Approve 11-15-2022 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

D. Gidlow made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 11-15-22.
C. Smet seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
D. Gidlow
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
C. Smet
Aye

III. Public Comment

A.

2 - Minute limit per speaker

The following educators addressed the BOD meeting:

 

K.C. Nyabinyere Jallah from Cisneros campus, Laura Farrel from the Dalzell Lance campus and President of CN Teacher Association, Charleen Mendoza from the Castellanos campus, Maria Covarrubias from the Dalzell Lance campus, and Hector Ortiz from the Cisneros campus. 

IV. Continuing Remote BOD Meetings

A.

Continuing Remote BOD Meetings

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

V. CAO Update

A.

Academic Data Update

Rachel Hazlehurst, CAO, shared iReady progress results and SPED compliance updates and strategies. Jessica Cuellar, VP of Student and Family Supports, shared 4-year college eligibility trends and strategies. 

T. Powers left at 5:05 PM.

VI. Financials

A.

FY22-23 SACS First Interim Reports - CNCA#1, CNCA#2, CNCA#3, CNCA#4, CNHS#2

G. Flores made a motion to approve FY 22-23 SACS First Interim Reports for CNCA #1, #2, #3, #4 and CNHS #2.
C. Smet seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Smet
Aye
T. Powers
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye

B.

November 2022 Financials

Sonia Oliva, VP from ExEd, shared November 2022 financials.

T. Powers arrived at 5:39 PM.

C.

Review of the Restricted Multi-Year Revenue Tab

Nancy Cabrel, Director of Finance and Business Services, shared expense data and reported per school budget data.

D.

Monthly Fiscal Meetings with Schools-Progress

Nancy Cabrel, Director of Finance and Business Services, shared progress on monthly fiscal meetings with school administrators. 

VII. CEO Update

A.

CEO Update

Adrina Abich, CEO, updated the board on the ethnic studies grant, teacher residency program, internships and family support. 

VIII. Bond Refinancing and Resolutions

A.

Bond Refinancing and Resolutions

C. Smet made a motion to proceed with the bond refinancing process.
E. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
L. Jennings
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
G. Flores
Abstain
T. Powers
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent

IX. Annual Brown Act Training

A.

Annual Brown Act Training

Annual Brown Act training has been rescheduled until the February 2023 board meeting. 

X. Closed Session

A.

Public Employee Performance Evaluation CEO G.C. 54957(b)(1)

D. Gidlow called closed session to order at 6:12pm.   

 

The board returned to open session at 7:04pm.  

 

No action was taken. 

 

XI. 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 7:06 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez