Back Regular Board Meeting: Thu November 21, 2019

James Jordan Middle School Board of Trustees

Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Thursday November 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM PST

This Board Meeting is open to the public. James Jordan Middle School ("School") welcomes your participation at the School's Board meetings. Participation from various locations will be possible for this meeting, this agenda shall be posted in compliance with the Brown Act at each location and the public can participate from that location. A quorum of members shall participate from inside the boundaries of our authorizing district including remote participation from the following locations which will have appropriate agenda posting and public access in compliance with the Brown Act:  800 S. Figueroa St #1000 LA 90017, 20420 Mandell Street Winnetka 91306, and 4217 Camino Real, Los Angeles, CA 90065


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The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Trustees ("Board") is to conduct the affairs of the School in public. We are pleased that you are in attendance and hope that you will visit these meetings often. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our School.

To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:
1. Agendas are available to all audience members at the meeting.
2. "Non-Agenda Item: Request to Speak" and "Agenda Item: Request to Speak" cards are available to all audience members who wish to speak under the general category of "Public Comments" or on any specific agenda item(s) (as applicable). a. Non-agenda items: any person may address the Board concerning any item not on the agenda provided that no individual presentation shall be for more than 3 minutes (or 6 minutes with translation) and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed 20 minutes (provided that the President may grant additional time if circumstances permit). Ordinarily, Board members will not respond to such presentations and no action can be taken as the Board is allowed to take action only on items on the agenda. However, the Board may give direction to staff following a presentation or calendar the issue for further discussion. Individuals may also request that a topic related to school business be placed on a future agenda and once such an item is properly agenized and publicly noticed, the Board can discuss, respond, and possibly act upon such an item. See attached Request to Speak card. b. Agenda Items: any person may address the Board concerning any item on the agenda provided that no individual presentation shall be for more than 3 minutes (6 minutes with translation) and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed 30 minutes (provided that the President may grant additional time if circumstances permit). The presentation to the Board shall be made at the time a specific item is under discussion. See attached Request to Speak card.
3. When addressing the Board, speakers are requested to state their name and address and adhere to the time limits set forth herein. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes in English and 6 minutes with translation. Spanish translation will be provided by the school at every board meeting. If you need translation for another language, please contact the school 48 hours in advance to allow us to find a translator. 
4. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, the School may furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda in order to participate in Board meetings are invited to contact the Principal (alvarado@jamesjordanms.com, 818-882-2496)

Agenda

  Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 7:00 PM
A. Record Attendance and Guests  
B. Call the Meeting to Order  
C. Take public comment   Claudia Quinteros 5 m
D. approve minutes Approve Minutes Claudia Quinteros 5 m
Approve minutes for Regular Board Meeting on October 17, 2019
II. Academic Achievement 7:10 PM
A. Lead Teacher Report FYI Alvaro Pineda 10 m

The lead teachers provide a summary of the strengths and goals for Academic Achievement in 2019-20.

III. III. Governance 7:20 PM
A. Consideration of new board members Vote Bridget Smith 15 m
The parents have elected a new representative for membership on. the JJMS Board of Trustees.  The JJMS Charter requires that we seat the elected parent.  
Ms. Smith and the JJMS administration conducted interviews and recommend the following candidates for board membership effective immediately: 
     Tamara Lowensohn
     Iman Houston-Farrior
     Hillary Blunt
B. YMC presents Board Training Discuss Bridget Smith 90 m
YMC attorney will provide strategic training for effective Board function. 
C. Executive Director visits Vote Myranda Marsh 5 m

December 15-18......COP meeting
February 3-5.....LAUSD oversight inspection 
March 15.......CCSA conference in Long Beach
        APRIL  vacation days
May 14,15.....COP meeting 
June 10,11,12.....Culmination 
July 6-8.....transition of leadership
August 3-8.....professional development and Welcome Breakfast 

D. Board agreement Vote Bridget Smith 15 m

Following the Board Training, the Board of Trustees will review this proposed agreement and consider adopting it as policy. 

IV. Financials 9:25 PM
A. Audit Review Vote Myranda Marsh 10 m

Our accountant, Mike Johnston has offered to provide audit orientation to board members.  Please see your email for the invitation. 

V. Closing Items 9:35 PM
A. Adjourn Meeting Vote