Ogden Preparatory Academy

OPA Board of Directors Meeting

Published on May 15, 2024 at 1:24 PM MDT

Date and Time

Thursday May 16, 2024 at 4:30 PM MDT


1487 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden UT 84404


Board Room (upstairs)

The Mission of the Ogden Preparatory Academy Charter School is to provide a challenging curriculum where academic excellence, character development, and individual growth are nurtured in a safe and happy environment that involves the active participation of students, teachers, parents and community members.


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 4:30 PM
  A. Record Attendance   Sara Mejeur 1 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order   Sara Mejeur
  C. Approve Minutes Approve Minutes Sara Mejeur 1 m
    Minutes for OPA Board of Directors Meeting on April 11, 2024  
  D. Opportunity for Public Input: General and on Fee Schedule Discuss Sara Mejeur 5 m

Proposed changes to fee schedule for FY25.

II. Executive Session 4:37 PM
  A. Vote to enter closed session Vote Sara Mejeur 15 m

...to protect the privacy of an individual.

  B. Vote to exit closed session Vote Sara Mejeur 5 m
  C. Director Evaluation Vote Sara Mejeur 5 m

Ratification and/or amendments of evaluation as presented.

Salary approval.

Bonus structure approval.

III. Finance 5:02 PM
  A. Financial Review Discuss Spencer Adams 5 m
  B. Elementary ELA Curriculum for Special Education Vote Stephanie Wright 5 m


  • UFLI (K-3) $160
  • Read 180 (G4-6) $8,959.92

Total: $9,119.92

  C. Red Apple Agreement Addendum Vote Sara Mejeur 5 m
  D. Audit Committee Members Discuss Debbie Deem 5 m

Sara Mejeur

Jessica Howell

Stefanie Zwygart

Brenda Gerena

Brittany Lucas

Debbie Deem

  E. State Auditor and Internal Audit Finance Training for New Board Members Discuss Debbie Deem 5 m
  F. Fraud Risk Assessment Discuss Spencer Adams 5 m
  G. Chromebook Purchase Vote Debbie Deem 5 m

Replacement of the 1st and 2nd Grade student chromebooks. 


  • Bluum: 225 Chromebooks with Licensing (125 touch screen)
    • $57,462.50
  • Pinecove Consulting: 200 chromebooks with licensing
    • $58,923
  • Dell: 123 Chromebooks, no licensing
    • $61,051.35
  • Les Olsen: 200 chromebooks with licensing
    • $69,908

Request that the Board approve the purchase of 225 chromebooks and licenses from Bluum.

  H. Paint and Carpet Vote Debbie Deem 5 m


7 rooms and hallways and stairwells in the Junior High and Elementary. 


  • Brush Brothers: $29,943
  • Painter 1: $30,564.80
  • Daniel Solorio: $27,000


Proposed that we contract with Daniel Solorio to complete the painting needs this year. 



Wall 2 Wall tear out and install carpet squares for 5 rooms and the Elementary Library.


IV. Administrative Business 5:42 PM
  A. Administrative Board Report Discuss Administration 10 m
V. Policy Updates 5:52 PM
  A. Policy Updates Vote Debbie Deem 5 m
  1. Enrollment and Lottery Policy
    1. Added Kindergarten requirements per recent legislation.
    2. Added safe school disclosure and disciplinary proceeding requirements for students wishing to come to OPA.
  2. Student/Parent Handbook
    1. Updated for new year.
  3. Background Check Policy
    1. Added language to comply with requirements not to charge patrons for background check fees.
  4. Service and Emotional Support Animal Policy
    1. Aged review. Cleaned up extraneous language by changing definition of "Service Animal"
  5. Unpaid Meal Charges Policy
    1. Aged review. Some language clean up.
  6. Gender Identity and Inclusion Policy
    1. Added restrictions on what employees cannot do. Took out guidance reference as no guidance was given.
VI. Other Business 5:57 PM
  A. Discussion Discuss Debbie Deem 5 m

Next Board Meeting June 13. 


VII. Closing Items 6:02 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote