Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 4:30 PM

Location

3500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

This meeting is open to the public at the CNHS Dalzell Lance Auditorium at 3500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90004. 

The board meeting is also accessible at every CNCA Campus via teleconference connection:

CNCA Burlington 697 S. Burlington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057

CNCA Kayne Siart 3400 W. 3rd Street., Los Angeles, CA 90020

CNCA Jose A. Castellanos 1723 W. Cordova St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

CNCA Jane B. Eisner 2755 W 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90006

CNCA Sandra Cisneros 1018 Mohawk St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Members of the public who wish to address the Board may make public comment at any of the meeting locations. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. The Board Chair has the discretion to modify the amount of time allotted for public comment if they deem it necessary. Brown Act regulations restrict the Board from discussing or taking action on any subject presented that is not on the agenda.

 

The CNCA Board can also be contacted via email at cnca.board@caminonuevo.org.

Directors Present

C. Garcia Alvarado, D. Gidlow, E. Lopez, F. Jimenez, G. Flores, J. Hernandez, J. Ortega, L. Jennings, R. Arenas, T. Powers

Directors Absent

None

Guests Present

A. Abich, A. Munder, A. Skrumbis, Adrian Uribe, Charleen Mendoza, Charles Miller, Crystal Day, E. Bacilio, J. Cohn, Jeannette Sandoval, Jessica Cuellar, Marquetta Nolen, N. Barriga, R. Andalon, Rachel Hazlehurst, S. Herrera

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 Aug 15, 2023 at 4:35 PM.

C.

Chair Announcements

David Gidlow, Chair President,  welcomed everyone to the new school year 2023-24, and welcomed new board members. 

II. Approve Minutes

A.

Approve 5-9-2023 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

J. Ortega made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 06-20-23.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Abstain
F. Jimenez
Abstain
L. Jennings
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
J. Hernandez
Abstain
E. Lopez
Abstain
T. Powers
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Abstain
R. Arenas
Abstain

III. Public Comment

A.

2-Minute Limit per Speaker

The educators following addressed the board: 

Laura Farrel, from the Dalzell Lance campus

Charleen Mendoza, teacher from the Castellanos campus and president of CN Teachers Association 

Jacob Abriel, teacher from the Eisner campus

Marquetta Nolen, teacher from the Kayne-Siart campus 

IV. Consent Agenda

A.

2023 Spring Consolidated Applications for CNCA, CNCA#2, CNCA#3, CNCA#4, and CNHS#2

J. Ortega made a motion to approve all items in the consent agenda.
T. Powers seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
R. Arenas
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye

B.

ELOP Credit Card

Motion to approve ELOP Credit Card.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

V. School and Academic Updates

A.

CAO Update

Rachel Hazlehurst, Chief Academic Officer (CAO), presented updates around academic data. 

B.

2022-2023 LAUSD Oversight Reports

Natasha Barriga, VP of Strategy and Operations, presented LAUSD oversight reports. 

C.

Additional LCAP Data

Natasha Barriga, VP of Strategy and Operations,  presented LCAP Data. 

D.

Attendance & Enrollment Updates

Jeannette Sandoval, Director of Student Experience, Jessica Cuellar, VP of Student and Family Services and Crystal Day, Director of Strategic Enrollment,  presented first day attendance data and action plans for recruitment strategies and retention. 

VI. Contracts

A.

23-24 Expanded Learning Contract: Bewilder

L. Jennings made a motion to approve the Bewilder contract.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye

B.

23-24 Expanded Learning Contract: Tinker the Robot

G. Flores made a motion to approve Tinker the Robot contract.
D. Gidlow seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
D. Gidlow
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
G. Flores
Aye

VII. Policies

A.

Document Retention Policy

J. Hernandez made a motion to approve the document retention policy.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
R. Arenas
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye

B.

Craven Policy

L. Jennings made a motion to approve the Craven Policy.
D. Gidlow seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
T. Powers
Aye

VIII. Declaration of Need

A.

Declaration of Need (DON) for Fully Qualified Educators - CNCA, CNCA #2, CNCA #3, CNCA #4 and CNHS #2

J. Ortega made a motion to approve Declaration of Need.
C. Garcia Alvarado seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Jennings
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye

IX. MOU Extending Transitional TK Reimbursement in the CBA

A.

MOU Extending Transitional TK Reimbursement in the CBA

G. Flores made a motion to approve MOU extending TK reimbursement in the CBA.
F. Jimenez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye

X. Financials

A.

FY22-23 Budget Update

Sonia Oliva, VP ExED, presented an update on FY22-23 budgets. 

B.

FY23-24 Budget Update

Sonia Oliva, VP ExED, presented an update on FY23-43 budget and attendance. 

XI. CEO Updates

A.

CEO Updates

Adriana Abrich, CEO, presented an update on the work around equity as it applies to our organization. 

XII. Closed Session

A.

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

The board moved into closed session at 6:22PM.

 

The board returned to open session at 7:15PM.

 

No action was taken.

B.

Anticipated Litigation ยง 54956.9

Closed session took place at 6:22pm no action was taken by the board . Session ended at 7:15pm

XIII. 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 7:16 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez