Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday December 12, 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

D. Gidlow, E. Lopez, F. Jimenez, G. Flores, J. Ortega, L. Jennings

Directors Absent

C. Garcia Alvarado, J. Hernandez, R. Arenas, T. Powers

Guests Present

A. Abich, A. Skrumbis, Charles Miller, Crystal Day, J. Cohn, N. Barriga, 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 Dec 12, 2023 at 4:33 PM.

C.

Chair Announcements

David Gidlow shared 2023 year-end accomplishments. 

II. Approve Minutes

A.

Approve 10-10-2023 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

L. Jennings made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 10-10-23.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Hernandez
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
T. Powers
Absent
L. Jennings
Aye
R. Arenas
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
J. Ortega
Abstain

III. Public Comment

A.

2-Minute Limit per Speaker

The following educators addressed the meeting:

 

  • Laura Farrel, from Dalzell Lance campus 
  • Adriana Abrich, CEO 

IV. 2023-2024 CNCA Calendar

A.

2023-2024 CNCA Calendar

J. Ortega made a motion to approve the amended CNCA academic calendar due to inclement weather in August.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Jennings
Aye
T. Powers
Absent
J. Ortega
Aye
J. Hernandez
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
R. Arenas
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye

V. School and Academic Updates

A.

CAO Update

Rachel Hazlehurst, Chief Academic Officer,  shared Q1 academic updates. 

B.

Attendance and Enrollment Updates

Crystal Day, Director of Strategic Enrollment, shared current enrollment data. 

VI. Advancement Update

A.

Advancement Update

Amber Skrumbis, Director of Development, presented CNCA social media communication updates. 

VII. LAUSD Compliance Monitoring

A.

LAUSD Compliance Monitoring

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

VIII. Contracts

A.

Everybody Dance LA! MOU

L. Jennings made a motion to approve the MOU with Everyone Dance LA!
J. Ortega seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
T. Powers
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye
J. Hernandez
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
R. Arenas
Absent
L. Jennings
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye

B.

Sunny Strategies Inc Contract

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

C.

Mathnasium Spring 2024 Contract

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

IX. Policies

A.

Revisions to Fiscal Policies

G. Flores made a motion to approve, as amended, the revisions to our Fiscal policies.
F. Jimenez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
T. Powers
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
R. Arenas
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
J. Hernandez
Absent

X. Financials

A.

October Financials (LAUSD First Interim)

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

B.

FY23-24 Budget Revision Approval

J. Ortega made a motion to approve SY23-24 budget revisions.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
R. Arenas
Absent
E. Lopez
Aye
J. Ortega
Aye
T. Powers
Absent
L. Jennings
Aye
J. Hernandez
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye

XI. Accept 2022-23 Audit

A.

Accept 2022-23 Audit

J. Ortega made a motion to accept the SY22-23 audit.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
R. Arenas
Absent
G. Flores
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
E. Lopez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
J. Hernandez
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Absent
J. Ortega
Aye
T. Powers
Absent

XII. Committee Updates

A.

Finance Committee Updates

Gil Flores, Finance Committee chair, shared budget revision updates. 

B.

Education Committee Meeting

Education Committee updates were moved to February board meeting. 

XIII. Closed Session

A.

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

The board moved into closed session at 6:00pm.

 

The board returned to open session at 6:41pm.

 

The board authorized our chairperson to finalize compensation arrangements with our CEO, based on her performance evaluation for SY2022-2023. 

XIV. 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 6:42 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez