Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Minutes

CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday February 13, 2024 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, F. Jimenez, G. Flores, J. Hernandez, L. Jennings, R. Arenas, T. Powers

Directors Absent

E. Lopez, J. Ortega

Directors who arrived after the meeting opened

L. Jennings

Guests Present

A. Abich, S. Herrera

I. Opening Items

A.

Record Attendance

L. Jennings arrived at 5:03 PM.

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 13, 2024 at 4:36 PM.

II. Approve Minutes

A.

Approve 12-12-2023 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes

G. Flores made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Regular Board Meeting on 12-12-23.
D. Gidlow seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
T. Powers
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Absent
R. Arenas
Abstain
J. Hernandez
Abstain
L. Jennings
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Abstain
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye

B.

Approve 1-24-2024 CNCA Special Board Meeting Minutes

J. Hernandez made a motion to approve the minutes from CNCA Special Board Meeting on 01-24-24.
F. Jimenez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
F. Jimenez
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Absent
L. Jennings
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Abstain
J. Hernandez
Aye

III. Public Comment

A.

2-Minute Limit per Speaker

The following educator addressed the meeting:

 

Laura Farrel of the Dalzell-Lance campus.

IV. Consent Items

A.

Amendment to Bewilder Agreement 23-24

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

B.

Amendment to Tinker the Robot Agreement 23-24

See above comments.

C.

Amendment to Stem to the Future Agreement 23-24

See above comments. 

D.

Amendment to Sunny Strategies Inc Contract

See above comments.

E.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

See above comments. 

V. Contracts

A.

Amendment to Mind Body Awareness Agreement 23-24

T. Powers made a motion to approve the amended agreement with Mind Body Awareness.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Hernandez
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
E. Lopez
Absent
J. Ortega
Absent
F. Jimenez
Aye

B.

Think Together Agreement 23-24

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

C.

Math Yogis Agreement

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

VI. BUR Conexion

A.

BUR Conexion

Carla Rivera, Director of Facilities, presented an update on the BUR Conexion project, including plans for a new playground and walkway connecting the buildings on the Burlington campus.

VII. E-Rate Bid and Vendor Selection

A.

E-Rate Bid and Vendor Selection

R. Arenas made a motion to approve the selection of Charter Communications as our internet service provider.
J. Hernandez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
R. Arenas
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
L. Jennings
Absent

VIII. LCAP Annual Mid-Year Update

A.

LCAP Annual Mid-Year Update

G. Flores made a motion to accept the annual mid-year LCAP updates.
F. Jimenez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Hernandez
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
L. Jennings
Abstain
R. Arenas
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
E. Lopez
Absent

IX. School and Academic Updates

A.

Attendance and Enrollment Updates

Jeanette Sandoval, Director of Student Experience, presented an update on current attendance rates.

 

Jessica Cuellar, Vice President of Student and Family Supports, presented an update on current enrollment.  

X. Committee Updates

A.

Finance Committee Updates

Gil Flores, Chair of the Finance Committee, gave an update on the committee's most recent meeting.

B.

Education Committee Meeting

Celia Alvarado, Chair of the Education Committee, gave an update on the committee's most recent meetings.

XI. Financials

A.

December Financials

Sonia Oliva of ExED, presented a report on current financial data.

XII. Accept Audit Company 2023-2024

A.

Accept Audit Company 2023-2024

G. Flores made a motion to approve audit firm CliftonLarsonAllen as our financial auditor for SY2023-2024.
L. Jennings seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
E. Lopez
Absent
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
L. Jennings
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye

XIII. CEO Update

A.

CEO Update

Adriana Abich, CEO of CNCA, presented the CEO update.

XIV. Annual Brown Act Training

A.

Annual Brown Act Training

John Lemmo, Partner at YMC Legal, conducted the board's annual Brown Act training.

XV. Closed Session

A.

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

The board moved into closed session at 6:44PM.

 

The board returned to open session at 7:33PM.

 

No action was taken.

XVI. CEO Compensation

A.

CEO Compensation

R. Arenas made a motion to approve CEO Adriana Abich's compensation package as follows, based on her performance appraisal for SY2022-2023: 1) Adriana's salary increases from $218,537 to $244,761. 2) Adriana is granted a one-time bonus of $10,000 for her work in conceiving, funding and successfully launching the Avance program. 3) Adriana is granted a longevity bonus as follows: a) A $5000 bonus to be paid at the conclusion of 5 years of service. b) An additional $3000 bonus for the completion of each additional 3 years of service. 4) Adriana is granted an annual stipend of $2,500 for additional professional development of her choosing. 5) Adriana's contract is extended by 1 year, now terminating on June 30, 2027.
J. Hernandez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
G. Flores
Aye
L. Jennings
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
T. Powers
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
R. Arenas
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
E. Lopez
Absent
D. Gidlow
Aye

XVII. Closing Items

A.

Adjourn Meeting

L. Jennings made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
G. Flores seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Jennings
Aye
C. Garcia Alvarado
Aye
J. Hernandez
Aye
F. Jimenez
Aye
G. Flores
Aye
R. Arenas
Aye
D. Gidlow
Aye
J. Ortega
Absent
E. Lopez
Absent
T. Powers
Aye
There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
D. Gidlow