Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday February 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Location

Topic: CNCA Regular Board Meeting 02/21/23
Time: Feb 21, 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), T. Powers (remote)

Directors Absent

A. Jimenez Villareal, J. Ortega, L. Jennings

Guests Present

A. Abich (remote), A. Munder (remote), A. Skrumbis (remote), Beth Michelson (remote), Cecilia Baza (remote), Charleen Mendoza (remote), Dan Ardell (remote), Denise Flores (remote), Diana Pena (remote), E. Bacilio (remote), J. Cohn (remote), Jessica Cohn (remote), John Lemmo (remote), Justin Berry (remote), Karissa Inuganti (remote), L.Michael Russell (remote), Laura Farrel (remote), Margarita Domingo (remote), Maria Luisa Hernandez (remote), Michelle Vazquez (remote), N. Barriga (remote), N. Cabrel (remote), Rachel Hazlehurst (remote), Rodolfo Rodriguez (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 Feb 21, 2023 at 4:03 PM.

II. Approve Minutes

A.

Approve 01-17-23 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

C. Smet made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 01-17-23.
C. Garcia Alvarado seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Jennings
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent
C. Smet
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
T. Powers
Aye

III. Public Comment

A.

2 - Minute limit per speaker

The following educators addressed the BOD meeting:

 

  • Charleen Mendoza, first grade teacher from the Castellanos campus
  • Laura Farrel from the Dalzell Lance campus and President of the CN Teachers Association 

IV. Consent Agenda

A.

Student Accountability Report Card (SARC)

C. Smet made a motion to approve all items contained in the consent agenda.
T. Powers seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Smet
Aye
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye

B.

Update on CA Dashboard

C. Smet made a motion to approve all items contained in the consent agenda.
T. Powers seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Smet
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
T. Powers
Aye

C.

Achievement Network (A Net) Agreement

C. Smet made a motion to all items contained in the consent agenda.
T. Powers seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
T. Powers
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
L. Jennings
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye

V. Resuming In-Person Board Meetings

A.

Resuming In-Person Board Meetings

Natasha Barriga, VP Strategy and Operations shared the new policy and processes related to resuming in person board meetings. 

VI. Financials

A.

December 2022 Financials

Sonia Oliva, VP ExED, shared updated financial information. 

B.

FY 22-23 Audit Firm Selection

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

VII. Finance Committee Update - Bond

A.

Bond Resolutions

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

VIII. Governance

A.

Brown Act Training

John Lemmo presented the mandatory annual Brown Act training to CNCA board members. 

IX. Closed Session

A.

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

The Board moved into closed session at 5:16PM.

 

The following PNEDG Members joined the closed session: 

5:20PM L. Michael Russell

5:25PM  Beth Michelson

5:26PM  Dan Ardell

 

The Board returned to open session at 6:26PM.  

 

No action was taken.

X. CEO Compensation

A.

CEO Compensation

C. Smet made a motion to approve the updated CEO compensation package.
G. Flores seconded the motion.

The CEO's compensation package was amended as follows based on their performance evaluation for SY 2021-2022:

  1. Salary was increased from $203,290.00 to $218,537.00.
  2. Employment contract was extended through SY 2025-2026.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
C. Smet
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
A. Jimenez Villareal
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent

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 6:29 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez