Ogden Preparatory Academy


OPA Board of Directors Meeting

Date and Time

Thursday January 11, 2024 at 4:30 PM


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.

Directors Present

B. Gerena, B. Lucas, J. Howell, S. Mejeur

Directors Absent

S. Zwygart

Directors who arrived after the meeting opened

B. Gerena

Directors who left before the meeting adjourned

S. Mejeur

Ex Officio Members Present

D. Deem, K. Kennington, S. Lopez

Non Voting Members Present

D. Deem, K. Kennington, S. Lopez

Guests Present

S. Adams, S. Wright, T. Young (remote)

I. Opening Items


Call the Meeting to Order

S. Mejeur called a meeting of the board of directors of Ogden Preparatory Academy to order on Thursday Jan 11, 2024 at 4:55 PM.


Record Attendance


Approve Minutes

J. Howell made a motion to approve the minutes from last month's meeting OPA Board of Directors Meeting on 12-14-23.
B. Lucas seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.


Opportunity for Public Input including input on Fee Schedule

No Public.

II. Finance


Financial Review

Presented by Spencer Adams. 


  • Discussed the Finance Summary.
  • No questions at this time.

III. Administrative Business


Administrative Board Report

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Junior High 
    • Including our Attendance Campaign information
  • Events
    • Dance-A-Thon will be postponed. Plan for next Fall. 
    • Fundraiser discussion. We would like to get scholarships for Preschool students and after school students. We are going to brainstorm to do something in the Spring.
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Operations
    • FY25 Calendar is going out for feedback. We will be doing a competition by grade-level to try and get more participation.
S. Mejeur left.
B. Gerena arrived.

IV. Policy Updates


Policy Updates

B. Lucas made a motion to approve the policy updates as listed.
B. Gerena seconded the motion.
  • Enrollment and Lottery Policy Updates
  • Fee and Fee Waiver Policy Updates
  • Early Childhood Center Fees Policy - New
    • Originally we went with DWS Rates. 
    • Early Childhood DWS Waiver Form (This is a Template)
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

V. Other Discussion



Discussed in the Administrative Board Report.

VI. Closing Items


Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
J. Howell